Bike Friendly Richardson

Here Are Some Random Bike Pics From Bike Month

Posted in BFR Misc by dickdavid on May 26, 2013

It’s been a busy National Bike Month for us, and we’ve been busy riding as well. Here are just a few pics from around Richardson, throughout the month.

Cottonwood Art Festival Bike Parking - 2013

Bike Parking At The Cottonwood Art Festival

Learn more about The Cottonwood Art Festival.

Durham Park Richardson - Open Soon

Durham Park – Open Soon (if not already)

Learn more about Durham Park.

Start of South Central DART Trail - Richardson

Start of South Central DART Trail (from Arapaho)

South Central DART Trail - Richardson

Trail Construction – South Central DART Trail

Pearl Cup Richardson New Bike Racks

Pearl Cup Richardson Has New Bike Racks

Find out more about the Pearl Cup.

Start

Start Of The Wild Ride

Click here to see more pics and a recap from the WildRide! Against Cancer.

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Pics From The 2012 WildRide! Are On SuburbanAssault.org

Posted in Bicycle Events, Good Causes by dickdavid on May 21, 2012

BFR Gang At Lake Lavine

This past weekend, we got to participate in the 9th annual Richardson WildRide! Against Cancer benefitting the Methodist Richardson Cancer Center, home of the Lance Armstrong Shaped Beam SurgeryTM program. This year, Jenny and her husband James and I rode the 40 mile route.

Click over to SuburbanAssault.org to see some pics from the event.

WildRide! Against Cancer 2012 – Registration Now Open

Posted in Bicycle Events, Good Causes by dickdavid on January 11, 2012

Registration is now open for the 2012 WildRide! Against Cancer. If you would like to save a little on the registration, check out the one-time early registration event.

From the email from event organizers:

Registration is now open for the 9th annual WildRide! Bike Rally and 2nd annual 5K Timed Run & Fun Run/Walk! More than 2500 cyclists and runners participated in the event in 2011!

Register as a cyclist, runner or walker for only $15 on February 20, 2012 at Richardson Bike Mart from 4-7pm! This event is offered just this one time! To take advantage of the special $15 registration fee – you MUST register in person between 4-7pm on February 20th at RBM!!!
Go to WildRideBikeRally.com for event details!

I’ve done this ride twice and enjoyed it both times – plus, it’s all for such a good cause. You don’t have to be a racer or sports rider to do this, so please join me on Saturday, May 19 for the Richardson WildRide! Against Cancer (supported by the legal attorneys: https://mesotheliomaexplained.com/mesothelioma-lawyers/).

Pics From The 2011 Richardson WildRide!

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on May 23, 2011

I shared this on Suburban Assault, but thought I should share it here as well.

WildRide! Registration

This past weekend, I decided to participate in the 8th annual Richardson WildRide! Against Cancer benefitting the Methodist Richardson Cancer Center, home of the Lance Armstrong Shaped Beam SurgeryTM program. The ride consisted of three distances of your choice – a 16 mile, 40 mile or 64 mile route. Last year, I decided to do the 16 mile route – mostly because I’m not a sports cyclist and I don’t have a proper road bike. It turns out the route was relatively easy and I finished rather early – even on my old clunker, mountain-to-road bike conversion. I told myself that I would do the 40 mile route in 2011.

As it turns out, I wasn’t able to get on the saddle as much this spring. Worried about not having enough training, I opted to do the 16 mile route again. Quite honestly, I’m shocked that there is such a gap between the short and medium routes. I would have preferred a 30 mile route.

At the actual line-up of the rally, I met some folks that were excited about doing the 40 mile route and getting to ride on the Lake Lavon Dam – only open to cyclists for this ride. I got motivated and decided to do the 40 mile route as well. Most of the ride was really nice and the scenery was amazing – even on such a cloudy and foggy morning. It wasn’t until the return stretch that I was regretting my decision to upgrade the route distance. Those small climbs up Shiloh and Campbell, that were so easy last year, seemed like mountains. Still, I managed to plow through and get my weak legs and heavy bike to the finish line. Of course I didn’t realize how tired I was until my 2.5 mile bike ride home from the event.

Here are some pics from the event. Click here to see the entire set.

Riders

Starting Point

Mass Of Riders

Mass Of Riders Going Down Plano Road

Riders

Teams of Riders

Rough Roads

Slight Detour Over Some Rough Roads

Riding On Lake Lavon Dam

Riding On Lake Lavon Dam

View From Lake Lavon Dam

View From Lake Lavon Dam

Ride Back

The Ride Back

Nice View

Open Fields

WildRide! Against Cancer Is This Weekend

Posted in Bicycle Events, City Stuff by dickdavid on May 17, 2011

In case you didn’t know, The Richardson WildRide! Against Cancer is happening this weekend and it’s not too late to register! I’m signed up to do the short ride and I hope to see some of you out there too.

Click Here for all the information.

Event Schedule – Saturday, May 21, 2011

  • 6:30 a.m. – on-site registration and packet pick-up begins
  • 8 a.m. – WildRide! begins

2010 Wild Ride Pics

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on May 15, 2010

I’ll post a review of the event later. Until then CLICK HERE or on any of the pics below to see the pics from the 2010 Wild Ride.

See You There

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on May 15, 2010

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WildRide! This Weekend

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on May 12, 2010

Bike Friendly Richardson will be at the 2010 WildRide. If you are coming out, please keep an eye out for us.

If you are registered, don’t for get about early packet pickup:

Richardson Bike Mart, 1451 W. Campbell Road in Richardson
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Wednesday, May 12
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Thursday, May 13
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Friday, May 14

Also, here is the route map (pdf).

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Give To Fight Against Cancer

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on May 4, 2010

I’ll be representing Bike Friendly Richardson at the 2010 WildRide. Because I’m the designated BFR as a team, they’ve asked me to pull together some donations.

This is the last day to donate, so if you are in the mood to help out a great cause, click here to step up.

EDIT: Looks like they’ll be taking donations up until the event on May 15. It’s not too late to donate.