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My Favorite Bike Blogs – Local Dallas/Fort Worth

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One of the things that I’ve been wanting to do is give a shout-out to some of my favorite bike blogs.

With this post, I’ll start with a few of my favorite, local DFW blogs – with the intent of posting more links in the future. Eventually, I will give a shout-out to some of my favorite blogs from around the country.

Bike DFW – One of older and better resources for biking in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Not only are they great advocates for cycling, but they do so with great information and local training. BikeDFW is a Texas nonprofit organization working for safe, healthy, and more livable communities by promoting bicycling for transportation and recreation. Through their individual membership program, and bicycle club and industry sponsor programs, BikeDFW represents nerly 2,000 cyclists in North Texas.

Bike Friendly Oak Cliff – There is nothing more inspirational than a community of bicyclist who have a passion for change. Jason and the Oak Cliff gang have made incredible strides at motivating cyclist to get involved with bringing a bicycle friendly infrastructure to Dallas. Hosting several successful group rides and cycling events, BFOC has gotten the attention and support of Dallas City Hall and has spawned several other local bike friendly groups.

Biking In Dallas – If you’ve been on any of the casual group rides in Dallas, I’m sure you’ve met Chris, Hubbard and Justin – the guys behind Biking In Dallas. They post about anything from vintage bikes to support for a local biking infrustructure. They truly have a great sense of the Dallas casual biking scene.

DFW Point-To-Point - I’m not what you would call Vehicular Cyclist, but I do strive to be a more confident bicyclist on the road – therefore I really appreciate all perspectives of riding. Steve’s blog –  based out of northeast Tarrant County – is a very informative source for transportation cycling. Although he doesn’t refer to himself as a VC either, he’s an experienced cyclist who understands the principles in Effective Cycling.

Doohickie – Based out of Fort Worth, Paul has a pretty cool perspective on riding – probably one that I can relate to most. He rides when he can, alone or with the local groups, and really appreciates his city. His blog is a great showcase of exploring Fort Worth by bike – featuring some great photos as well as insightful reviews of local destinations.

Green Commotion and IBrompton – Chandra is one of the coolest guys that I’ve never met. He’s a vegetarian cyclist who writes about his riding experiences. Chandra strongly believes that bicycling helps him stay in shape and minimize his carbon footprint. This inspires me to eat healthier foods and live a greener life.

Pedallas – With an urban spin on Dallas biking, these guys give another great perspective on local cycling. Raul and Michael do a fantastic job representing the cooler, more hip side of the Metroplex. You’ll probably run into these guys tooling around downtown – perhaps hosting or supporting the local alley cats.

Pedestrian! Two points! – Victoria sent me an email weeks ago, asking to share blog links. Admittedly, I didn’t read her blog until recently. I’ve since discovered her site to be a very entertaining, with a very clever and honest perspective on cycling. She’s not afraid to speak her mind or drop a few f-bombs every now and then.

Pondero – There is something very enlightening about Chris’ blog. Based out in Sanger, his posts are reflections on the bicycle, living, and spiritual matters. I find it to have really good content, with well written stories (and photographs) that really articulate the greatness of open road cycling.

Rat Trap Press – Myles is another one of my favorite local bloggers, who I also relate to. Based out of Fort Worth, he blogs about his rides around town, his random discoveries and some of his really cool bike projects. He shares everything from testing restoration techniques to finding an interesting way to brew coffee.

In case you were wondering, I haven’t forgotten about the rest of the local Bike Friendly groups or the other great, local blogs. Those will come later.

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Written by dickdavid

September 29, 2011 at 6:00 am

7 Responses

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  1. Thanks for the mention. I’m a faithful follower of your blog, and would comment more if I had any decent commute stories. I really enjoy the weekly photos. Keep up the great work!

    Pondero

    September 29, 2011 at 6:32 am

    • Thanks Chris, and no worries on the comments either. I should be more active with my comments as well.

      dickdavid

      September 29, 2011 at 7:46 am

  2. Your list looks much like one I would make up. By the way, I do not consider myself a vehicular cyclist, either, though I tend strongly to operate my bike that way in my travels. Like most road users, I want to go where I want to go without conflict and without a lot of delay. Actually, that is much like Richard, as I see his continuing evolution and explorations through this wonderful blog.

    Steve A

    September 29, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    • Thanks Steve. Quite honestly, I’d waffled on using that term in your description. Let me amend that a bit to be more in sync with your description.

      dickdavid

      September 30, 2011 at 4:53 am

  3. I’m honored to have made your list!

    I’m glad that you are sticking with your original blog title.

    rattrappress

    September 30, 2011 at 6:48 am

  4. While I like your original description, I like the revised one very much. Everyone knows people that describe themselves as Vehicular Cyclists are obnoxious, while I merely get grumpy once in a while. I may ride vehicularly, but I drive that way too. How many people describe themselves as “Vehicular Motorists?” Horse operators follow vehicular rules, too, but the notion of a “vehicular horse person” would elicit quizzical glances – at best.

    And I’m with Myles, or whoever that RTP guy is. If you change your blog title, you will know in your heart that the time is right and the new title sings to you. I will try to remember that “Dickie’s Bike and BBQ” is the new title (just kidding!)

    Steve A

    September 30, 2011 at 5:08 pm


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