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Bike Petition Garners Attention for Cyclists

Petition Update
submitted by BikeDFW

"I feel that now it is up to us to really beat the bushes, so to speak, and get that average non cyclist to pay attention and help with our cause," says BikeDFW president Eric Jackson. "If we can get the average person to accept cycling in greater DFW as a good thing and a viable means of transportation, we will have accomplished more than enough to say this organization matters." Luckily, we've had the assistance of several local news stations who have covered our petition in light of the recent string of cyclist-related crashes in the past few months, including Channel 11 KTVT, CW33, and at least two articles in the Dallas Morning News.

Read more: Bike Petition Garners Attention for Cyclists


Kick Off Bike Month in Austin on May 2nd!

Join us in Austin for the Civic Bicycle Cruise (formerly known as the Political Pedal) and Bicyclists Happy Hour!

Civic Bicycle Cruise
On Friday, May 2, 2008, bike advocates will ride with elected officials and enjoy the common denominator of two wheels. Join your elected officials and community leaders on this convergence of politics and the joy of cycling. Explore Town Lake Park bikeways and environs.

Read more: Kick Off Bike Month in Austin on May 2nd!


Grass Routes efforts for Bike Routes/Lanes: The Plan -- Ask

By Jim Wilson
President LMRA Bicycle Club

Do you live just outside the “Big City”? Do you enjoy bicycling in your smaller town but wish there were some Bike Routes/Lanes in your city? You might live in a community outside Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, or El Paso; a major reason for your choice of residence likely includes the safer cycling. Well there’s more than just reduced traffic in these smaller communities, smaller government and greater emphasis on recreation and quality of life mean you can help bring about greater cycling safety. The first necessary action is the easiest but most overlooked- ASK!

Read more: Grass Routes efforts for Bike Routes/Lanes: The Plan -- Ask


LMRA Bicycle Club Participates in Benbrook Adopt-a-Mile

As part of Benbrook’s Adopt-A-Mile Program, on June 2nd, the LMRA Bicycle Club held its first workday for trash pick-up on Winscott Road in Benbrook along the club’s adopted mile. This mile of road, from the Benbrook Community YMCA to Memorial Oaks Drive in Pecan Valley Park, is part of a designated bicycle route that stretches the length of Winscott and Vickery Roads in Benbrook. The route, which has bicycle signs to alert motorists, was established by the Benbrook City Council in June of 2006 in response to a request from the LMRA Bicycle Club. Benbrook also approved a future city-wide on-road bicycle network in February of this year.

Read more: LMRA Bicycle Club Participates in Benbrook Adopt-a-Mile


In Remembrance of Many

  • To Honor those who have been injured or killed.
  • To Raise Awareness that we are here.
  • To ask that we all Share the Road.

Amarillo joined cities world wide for the annual Ride of Silence Wednesday May 16, 2007. Nineteen Texas cities were part of the 272 registered rides with thirteen being International locations. This was the third year for the event in Amarillo, and was again hosted by the Old Tascosa Cycling Club and organized by Kenneth Graham and Joyce Cunningham.

Read more: In Remembrance of Many


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