Do you commute by bike in Far North Dallas? If so, it might be kind of lonely out there, considering our neck of the woods isn’t a particularly popular area for cyclists. But, you’re not alone. While reporting for our March cover story on biking in North Dallas, I met a few interesting cyclists who are just as passionate at those in, say, Oak Cliff. I also came across some biking blogs that actually relate to our unique experiences up here north of the loop.
Spring Creek resident Chris Curnutt created and manages this blog, which covers all types of broad topics relating to biking all over Dallas. He’s the one who showed me the ropes on the Preston Ridge and Cottonwood trails for my story. Check out his recent post, Anatomy of a Craigslist Scam, where he chronicles his experience with a would-be scam artist while trying to sell a bike online.
Richardson resident Richard Wezensky is one of those well-intentioned cyclists who tries to commute to Plano, passing through Far North Dallas. Preston Road has not been kind to him. But Wezensky maintains a positive outlook on his blog, which aims to document his experience exploring neighborhoods by bike. Check out his post on suburban wildlife – something “you miss when you’re boxed in your car.
This blog comes from local cyclist Steve Avril, who I did not interview for the story but felt the need to share his perspective, too. He writes primarily about transportation as it pertains to cycling, and he’s pretty opinionated about how building new infrastructure isn’t always the answer to safer streets.
There are countless other biking blogs out there in the blogosphere. These are the ones I found most informational and relevant to North Dallas cyclists. Which ones do you like? Tell us in the comment section.