Everyone is encouraged to 'Bike to Work' on Friday, May 18 during the national observance of the occasion designed to promote green transportation and fitness.
Farmers Branch Mayor Robert Dye proclaimed May as National Bike Month at the City Council meeting of May 1.
There will be an 'Energizer' station, with information, refreshments and giveaways set up at a number of DART Light Rail locations, including the Farmers Branch Station, from 7 until 9 a.m. that morning.
Fixit Bicycle Station
The Farmers Branch Sustainability & Public Health and Parks & Recreation Departments reminds residents that there is a Fixit Bicycle Station at the Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center, made possible by the 2017 Summer Funshine and Teen Leadership Program. The station is located near the main entrance to the building and has an air pump and basic tools needed to repair or adjust bicycle equipment and components.
Trail Master Plan
Why are Trails Important to Farmers Branch?
In Farmers Branch we think of trails as "linear parks" and as a community that brands itself as a "City in a Park" having an extensive network of trails is a priority to our City Council and to our citizens.
Farmers Branch currently has numerous trail connections in the heart of the City, but is eager to implement a Trail Master Plan that provides connectivity for all of Farmers Branch. This vision will help link neighborhoods, schools, parks, and key destination points within the City and to surrounding communities.
In addition, trails in a community make it easier for people to incorporate exercise into their daily routines, they are safe havens for walking and jogging, bicycling, family and social outings that connect people to places they want to go, such as schools, transit centers, businesses and neighborhoods.