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About Trekking Cyclist

from Plano, TX. Husband, father, grandfather, cyclist, fan of the Texas Rangers and Texas Longhorns

Plano recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community

On November 16th, The League of American Bicyclists awarded Plano the Bronze-level, Bicycle Friendly Community status.  Brownsville and Plano become the sixth and seventh communities in Texas to achieve this recognition.  Austin has a gold-level status, Houston, San Antonio, The … Continue reading

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What is Bike Friendly about Plano?

Here is your chance to share your views and learn more.  The League of American Bicyclists is visiting 100 communities this year, bringing their bicycle-friendly expertise directly to the local level — and Plano is on the priority list! Come … Continue reading

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Important City Council Agenda for Monday, Sept 23rd at 7pm

Monday night’s City Council agenda includes the amendment of our Bicycle Transportation Plan and Bicycle Policy Statement. These documents were approved at the September 3rd Planning and Zoning Commission, and they are on the agenda for final approval by City … Continue reading

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Job done! Well, not quite.

It was stunning in May, that within a month of launching “Bike Friendly Plano”, Plano is proclaimed as The Most Bikeable City in Texas.  There must be some correlation.  It was a stunning announcement and it got some good play in … Continue reading

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Election Day – Saturday, May 11th

Voting is the means to make a difference in Plano.  If you didn’t vote early, join me at the polls on Saturday. Voting and Ballot information

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We have a whole month but it’s all happening this week!

While May is National Bike Month, almost all the events seem to be happening this coming week.  We at once acknowledge the inherit risks of riding a bike, We also have opportunities to take action and improve upon those risks … Continue reading

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Perspective – seeing the cyclist as well as the peloton

I tend to think of myself as a middle-tier cyclist.  I know that I ride a lot but I know many people who ride more, know more, ride better and ride faster than myself.  I went to a wedding reception … Continue reading

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There’s No Time Like the Present

This won’t be a long post because I simply don’t have time.  May is a busy month for work, personal events and let’s not forget cycling.  The biggest thing is the re-launch of this, the Bike Friendly Plano blog.  Keeping … Continue reading

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Bike sign

The motorists think that cyclists are a rare and odd breed.  Look around and you’ll notice bike sign everywhere.  Notice how many cars have bike racks.  What about bumper stickers?  Those USAT (triathlon) stickers are cyclists.  The 26.2 stickers probably … Continue reading

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Riding a bike is fun

Fun comes up a lot lately with regard to riding.  There are two upcoming events that have “fun” in their name: The Plano Fun Ride and the Frisco Family Fun Ride.  The Frisco Family Fun ride is first on July … Continue reading

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