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Cycling in Dallas

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There doesn’t seem to be a lot of love for cycling in Dallas, TX. In 2012, the city was named the worst city for cycling by Bicycling Magazine. The same magazine gave Dallas the same title once before. There wasn’t a single bike lane in the city in 2012, and it’s been having one of the lowest share of cyclists in the total number of commuters, only 0.2%. There’s still some hope for Dallas though, as the city’s number of cycling commuters has had a sharp rise, and the Dallas-Fort Worth “bicycle highway” will probably give the local cycling community some wind into their sails.

Best Biking shops in Dallas, TX

For all the bad reputation Dallas has as a bike unfriendly city, it has a surprising number of places where people can buy bikes. This is possibly due to the fact that the Northern Central region of Texas, to which the city belongs, has miles upon miles of great cycling trails and paths.

You can use the list of cycling shops we compiled as a sort of a guide to the best bike shops in Dallas. Not all of the great cycling shops in Dallas are listed here, but the one that are were checked for references by their customers.

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Company Name Address Score
Oak Cliff Bicycle Company 408 N Bishop Ave Dallas, TX 75208 4,63
Transit Bicycle Company 1915 Greenville Ave Dallas, TX 75206 4,50
Dallas Bike Works 4875 W Lawther Dr Dallas, TX 75214 4,49
Bicycles Plus 7015 Snider Plz Dallas, TX 75205 4,47
Richardson Bike Mart 1451 W Campbell Rd Richardson, TX 75080 4,18
Sun & Ski 11170 N Central Expy Dallas, TX 75243 4,00

Dallas Cycling News

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Dallas must invest in dedicated lanes to make bike share work

Dallas News - 2 weeks ago
"There are things that need to be addressed." White noted that the bike riders are much more active during morning rush hour, when I make a point of not being downtown. In terms of...

Bike Sharing Is Doomed to Fail in Most American Cities

Motherboard - 3 weeks ago
It's no wonder, then, that Dallas is drowning in bikes. “They saw us as an untapped market,” said White, from the city's department of transportation. But these companies are so frenzied...

It Is Too Soon to Regulate Dallas' Bike Share Companies

D Magazine - 4 weeks ago
Rather than regulate the behavior and operations of the bike share companies, why not create ways to better integrate bicycles into Dallas' streets? There is plenty of evidence that such...

Austin exploring new ride-sharing territory: dockless bikes

MyStatesman.com - 3 weeks ago
Riley and others said the council should require that the pilot and proposed dockless bike regulations come back for approval after the particulars have been decided. Riley was a staunch advocate for...

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