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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.
Fourteen club members picked up 23 bags of trash totaling 400 lbs that filled the back of one pickup truck. Members hope that by adopting this mile of roadway, they can spread a “share-the-road” philosophy in helping to make Benbrook a bicycle-friendly city. Following the work, club members celebrated with a barbeque at a member’s home.
The City of Benbrook is preparing road signs to be posted later this year that will recognize the adoption of the mile by the LMRA Bicycle Club. Any other clubs that would like to adopt a mile for clean-up in Benbrook should contact Cathy Morris of the Benbrook City Staff.
The rides and activities of the LMRA Bicycle Club can be found at www.lmrabicycleclub.com.