There are between 18,000 and 20,000 shareable bikes in Dallas. They cost $1 an hour and are found on almost any corner and sidewalk. Hop on one for a ride on one of the following trails filled with beauty and Dallas sights.
Santa Fe Trail
The Santa Fe Trail is a 4.2-mile, concrete surface route that takes visitors through East Dallas neighborhoods and parks. Riders can start in Deep Ellum or at White Rock Lake for the full experience.
Trinity Skyline Trail
This 4.6-mile, concrete surface trail sometimes closes due to flooding from the Trinity River. When it’s open, it offers riders stunning views of downtown Dallas and the Trinity River Corridor. There are plans to connect it to the Santa Fe Trail in the future.
Trinity Skyline Trail, Courtesy: @hippie_hungerford
The same shareable bikes found in Dallas can also be found in Plano, but with a little more organization—thanks to a recent ordinance passed by the Plano City Council. For cyclists in Plano, here are a couple picks from more than 70 miles of biking trails to consider.
Arbor Hills Trail
Located in a 200-acre nature preserve, Arbor Hills Trail is three-miles long and is paved. However, there is access to unpaved, mountain biking trails for those seeking a bumpier, more adventurous experience.
As one of Plano’s longer trails, at 9.3 miles, this concrete-paved route takes riders past such attractions as the Big Lake Park, Copper Creek Playground, Memorial Park and Schimelpfenig Library.
Fort Worth’s shareable bike service, B Cycle, offers more than 350 bikes at 46 stations around the city in visitor-centric places like the Cultural District, the Stockyards, Magnolia Avenue and TCU. Ride one to explore the city and much more via one of these trails.
Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails system takes riders through 50 miles of paths from asphalt, concrete and gravel, connecting some of the city’s most popular attractions, neighborhoods and parks.
Gateway Park Trail
This seven-mile trail has two sections: the west side and the east side of the Trinity River. The west side is the flatter trail, while the east side is hilly. It’s a good trail for mountain biking.
Grand Prairie is nestled between Dallas and Fort Worth, and like other North Texas cities, it offers DFW visitors several biking trails. Here are a couple to explore on your next visit.
Lone Star Trail
This trail takes visitors on a 3.2-mile ride that ends at the Lone Star Park entertainment complex, which includes the horse racing track and the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie. The trail also connects to Irving’s Campion Trail.
Fish Creek Trail
Fish Creek Trail is a three-mile, paved trail that connects several neighborhoods and parks. On the trail’s eastern side is Cravens Park, which features hiking trails, baseball fields and other recreational attractions.
Courtesy: Grand Prairie Tourism
Featured Image of Trinity Skyline Trail, Courtesy: @elev8locating