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Dallas Area Bike To Work Day Energizer Stations – 2015

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Mark your calendars! Friday, May 15, 2015 is The League of American Cyclists‘ National Bike To Work Day. IF there is ever a day to ride to work, make it this day. Think about the positive statement we’ll be making as cyclists, safely using an alternate form of transportation.

Based on our great success in Richardson 3 years ago, which grew to 5 stations around Dallas 2 years ago, and up to 9 stations last yearBikeDFWDART and local bike groups have partnered up to host another 9 Bike Commuter Energizer Stations around the Dallas/Fort Worth area:

• GARLAND – DART Downtown Garland Station
• DALLAS – DART St. Paul Station
• DALLAS – Young Street (Library Staff)
• OAK CLIFF – DART Oakenwald Street Car Stop
• RICHARDSON – DART Arapaho Station
• PLANO – DART Parker Road Station
• IRVING – TRE South Irving/Heritage Crossing station
• CARROLLTON – DART Trinity Mills Station
• ADDISON – DART Addison Transfer Station

DATE: Friday, May 15, 2015
TIME: 6:30-9:00 am

We will be providing snacks, beverages and FREE bicycle safety checks at most stations.

Let us know you are coming on our Facebook Event Page.

SPONSORS FOR ALL STATIONS:
DART
KIND Snacks

MORE DETAILS TO COME.

Welcome To Bike Month 2013

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As I say every year, EVERY month is National Bike Month – we all know that. However, it’s nice that national organizations like The League of American Bicyclists (who originated National Bike Month) and People For Bikes, are focusing their efforts on May – one of the best months to bicycle – just so that they can get some good traction and be more effective with their messaging.

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Speaking of messaging, they’ve even come up with some helpful things (pdf) that advocates can post on Facebook and Twitter. Here are a few:

• Where will the ride take you? Join us this Bike Month to find out! [link]*
• Bike Month is here! What’s your favorite way to celebrate cycling?
• What are your favorite places to ride in [your community]?
• Do something different this Bike Month. Download the League’s BIke Month Bingo card and join the fun! bikeleague.org/bikemonth
• Are you grabbing your morning coffee on two wheels this morning? What’s the best thing about Bike to Work Day this year?
• Hopping on your bike instead of the bus to school this morning? Let us know how your celebration of Bike to School Day is going!
• Honor the past and empower the future of women in cycling! Join the Cyclo- femme movement and spread the word!
• More than 80% of bike commuters say they feel healthier & less stressed. How has biking improved your health?
• Average annual operating cost of a bicycle? $308. A car? $8,000. How do you spend the extra cash?

You can download League of American Bicyclists promotional materials here.

Even People For Bikes is doing a great push for National Bike Month. Their Roll Together  – with two wheels or four wheels, let’s build the next generation of safer roads where we can all roll together  – campaign is pretty impressive.

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Well, I hope you get to take part in National Bike Month, and that you get a chance to enjoy a good ride or two (or 31).

My Bike To Work Day Ride – Pics

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I chose a different route for Bike To Work Day. It was a little bit longer, but with less car traffic. Here are some pics:

Mystery Parking Zone - Not A Bike Lane

At The Addison Airport

22 MPH - Yes, I sprinted past this.

Not allowed on the Addison Airport Runway

Nice View From Addison Back Roads

Richardson Civic Center Wild Flowers

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May 22, 2010 at 9:51 am

Happy Bike To Work Day

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The League of American Bicyclists recognizes May as National Bike Month, this week as Bike To Work Week and today as Bike To Work Day. Not only did I celebrate by riding my bike to work today, but I also went a new route. It was about a mile longer, but less car traffic.

What did you do to recognize Bike To Work Day? We’d love to hear your story.

Written by dickdavid

May 21, 2010 at 7:44 am