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Old 09-20-2013, 02:08 PM
 
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I'm an avid cyclist thinking of moving into the Dallas area. I'm looking at Dallas, Richardson, McKinney, etc. Right now I have my eye on the White Rock Lake area. I'm looking for recommendations on a good area to move where I can ride my bike from my house and get to nice, safe trails and group rides.
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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WRL is the cycling favorite. There are some nice linear parks that adjoin River Legacy Park in Arlington, and some great paths in Fort Worth. If you go to some of the DFW bike sites/webpages http://bicyclesinc.com/articles/plac...ride-pg147.htm
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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If you're also into mountain biking, check out the trails that are listed through the Dallas Off-Road Bicycling Assn.

Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Cedar Hill
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Holly Neighborhood, AUSTINtx
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A very big Dallas bike map:

http://www.dallascityhall.com/develo...m_Overview.pdf

I might be able to use this for my Dallas Amtrak trip........
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:59 AM
 
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It really depends on what you are looking for.

IMHO WRL is vastly overcrowded and dangerous. Dogs, walkers, kids, runners, and inexperienced cyclists.

Here is a good forum for the area.

Texas

I like Windhaven between Midway and Josey for interval training. About the biggest hills in the area. Longer rides I take to FMs North and NE of town.
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:14 PM
 
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There are lots of group road rides that leave from White rock lake or the immediate vicinity. All the rides I know of from that area start out on highway access roads and then country roads further out. The trail at WRL is used for running, rollerblading, and walking, while the cyclists stay on the street as much as possible. Most of the cyclists I know use the lake to warm up, not for longer rides. Both Richardson Bike Mart locations have weekend group rides that leave from the store. The Richardson location ride is friendlier than the WRL location if you are not hardcore. I'm sure other bike shops also host group rides too. If you are looking for MB trails, Cedar Hill is where most people I know go, and I have also done trail rides at Grapevine lake. Good luck!
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:46 PM
 
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I like Windhaven between Midway and Josey for interval training. About the biggest hills in the area. Longer rides I take to FMs North and NE of town.
Agree with this - that one hill from Plano Pkwy up to Austin Ranch is a beating, but it's fun to try and hit 40mph on the way back down. Always wear your helmet, kids

In general, I find that Plano (at least in the Windhaven-Legacy area), is much more cyclist-tolerant than many of the surrounding areas. Maybe it is just the fact that cyclists are fairly common there, so drivers are accustomed to us, but it is rare to have anyone crowd me. Plano seems to want to encourage riders, since they have been posting these all over the place:

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Old 04-14-2014, 03:10 PM
 
Location: garland
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most serious bikers I know ride up north where the roads are long, new and wide and the traffic is light. Look at Richardson Bike Mart on Campbell Rd.
White Rock is only a 10 mile loop +-
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