Bike Friendly Arlington is a group of local cyclists in Arlington, Texas that are organized to promote the development of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in our community.


  1. dickdavid

    Welcome!

  2. We are doing a charity fundraiser March 13, 2010 in Arlington. Parks and Recreation will have a booth inside. We are a family of wakeboarders, skateboarders and above all my husbands passion is doing all the Bike Friendly rides. He prefers the fun rides in Oakcliff, even though we are Arlington residence. Long story short, we went to D-Town Throw Down March 2. It was the largest skate competition in North Texas, the one thing we had input on was everyone loving my husbands bike. Skaters love to bike ride to. Please see our website to see how as a new bike friendly group and a suporter of green paths if there is any way you would like to be envolved in our March 13th event.

  3. I have been reading the laws and cannot find a definitive answer, so I thought I would ask here.

    Can you legally ride your bike on the sidewalk? I know you can bike in the street but nowhere does it say if you can or cant bike on the sidewalk.

    I am hoping it is ok to do so, with great consideration to pedestrians of course. I would love to find out if anyone here knows a definate answer.

    Great site by the way.

    • Mark C

      I think it depends upon the local laws. Technically, a bike is a legal vehicle, just like a motorcycle or car. However, this aspect seems left to local jurisdiction. In Arlington, the ordinances regarding bicycles say:

      “Article V, Section 5.10 Trail Use
      A. No person shall operate or use a bicycle or motor vehicle, including a motorcycle or mini-bike, on a trail or path not designated for use by such vehicle.”

      I am not a legal expert and your mileage may vary, etc. This seems to say no, assuming that a sidewalk is a path and that it is designated for pedestrians. I think common sense says that pedestrian and bicycle traffic do not mix well. Besides, you are in a place where drivers do not expect or look for a vehicle at every single intersection.

      Maybe someone else has studied this further and provide a better answer.

      • Jay

        You are correct. Sidewalks are not designated for bicycling. The fine shouldn’t be too high, but it’s probably not the safest place to bike anyway.

  4. We finally have our bike site up. :)

  5. The Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS is holding a raffle for a Trek Madone 4.5 road bike. Money raised will support North Texans with HIV/AIDS. I hope you can help this worthy cause and promote the Lone Star Ride by posting the following information on your Web site or in your organization’s newsletter.

    Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS Raffling Trek Madone 4.5 Road Bike

    You could win a 2010 Trek Madone 4.5 road bike courtesy of the Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS. The Madone 4.5, with a retail value of $2,099, is built around Trek’s comfort-proven, Performance Fit frame platform, and offers the durability and value of a Shimano 105 drivetrain matched to the energy-saving ride of Trek’s proprietary TCT Carbon.

    Tickets are just $20 and proceeds benefit the Lone Star Ride, celebrating its tenth anniversary raising money for North Texans with HIV/AIDS. The bike will be awarded to a lucky winner September 26, 2010. Purchase raffle tickets and learn more about the Lone Star Ride at http://www.lonestarride.org.

    About the Lone Star Ride
    LSRFA is a two-day, 165-mile, fully-supported cycling event through scenic north Texas, riding out on Sept. 25-26, 2010. Now in its tenth year, the ride begins and ends at the American Airlines Training and Conference Center and offers multiple riding options, allowing cyclists to choose 45, 75 or100 mile routes during the ride. LSRFA raises money AIDS Outreach Center of Tarrant County, AIDS Services of Dallas, and Resource Center Dallas.

    Thank you for supporting the Lone Star Ride!

    Keith Hobbs
    PR Co-Chair, Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS

  6. I ride from Mansfield to UTA everyday and wonder… When will they install a bike lane on Matlock!

  7. I am with BikeDFW. We would like to know if anyone in your group is going to the city meeting on the bike plan Wednesday, Feb 2. And can BikeDFW help?

  8. Part of the group that met about a month ago to get a Bike Friendly McKinney going. I’m trying to figure out how to gain access to the Bike Friendly logos…point me in the right direction for the download? Thanks!

  9. Your style is really unique compared to other people I have read stuff from.

    Thanks for posting when you’ve got the opportunity,
    Guess I’ll just book mark this web site.




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