If you live/work in or near Richardson, consider biking to work next Friday, May 21 via Richardson’s network of bike trails and bike lanes. It’s National Bike to Work Day, a day set aside annually to encourage commuters to ride their bikes to work as a healthy alternative to driving, and Richardson is the perfect place to celebrate. With more than 23 miles of on-street bike lanes and 93 miles of paved, off-road trails, Richardson’s twice been named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.

While using trails, don’t forget some simple “rules of the road:”

  • Trail users should use the right side of the trail.
  • If you stop along the trail to chat or enjoy the view, move to the side and off the trail surface.
  • Bicycle riders should pass walkers, joggers and slower riders on the left. Passing bicycle riders should announce their intent to pass with, “Passing on your left!” or similar phrase.

To find out about a North Central Texas Council of Governments program that offers points and rewards for every mile commuted by bicycle, visit www.tryparkingit.com.