May is National Bike Month, promoted annually by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. For 2021, the City of Richardson is marking the month with a Bike Parking Scavenger Hunt, to engage with cyclists, encourage people to get outside in a socially-distanced way and locate where there are secure bike racks throughout the community. In addition to Richardson’s nearly 23 miles of bike lanes, secure bike parking is a vital part of making cycling possible to travel to your favorite restaurant, coffee shop or other destination, and we want to make sure there are also places to park your bike once you get there.
Following the month-long challenge, the City will compile the submissions and release an online map to help Richardson cyclists know where they can conveniently park their bicycles around the city. This information will also help identify areas without inadequate bike parking where future investment could be directed.
To participate, use the online map (compatible with both computers and smart phones), and submit the locations where bike racks and other bike parking exists in Richardson. The more locations you submit, the more likely to win some great prizes from Bike Mart.
For the map, a list of prizes and more information, click here.