Looking for Some Good Roads to Ride My Bike On, McKinney/Plano/Fresco Area.

Updated on October 05, 2009
A.W. asks from McKinney, TX
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I am new to the area and don't know my way around too well. I like to ride 50-60 miles on my bike and want some good roads to ride on. The only roads I really know of are so busy with traffic all the time and I don't see many cyclists on them. I would like maybe some country roads with some good scenery? Any suggestions are appreciated, I miss riding my bike!!! Also, if there are any group rides that anyone knows of, let me know! Thanks!

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K.B.

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Hi A., I suggest North Texas Multi-Sport; great group of people, monthly meetings and weekly rides. Also, if you go out by McKinney airport, there are a lot of good country roads. Good luck and welcome!

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C.L.

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This may be further north than you want to go, but Erwin Park in McKinney is really nice. You take Lake Forest north past 380 and you'll turn right on County Road 1006 (they have signs). The park is about 200 acres with lots of trails, picnic areas and restrooms. The scenery is beautiful and the road just loops around the whole park. It's usually quiet and relaxing out there. I'm not a cyclist, but it seems like it would be a great place to ride.

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J.S.

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Hi A.-
I told my husband about your request because he too rides 50-60+ miles. He suggests that you park your car at Warren Complex. Ride east on Eldorado (short distance) to Preston. Take the shoulder on Preston north to Prosper and Celina. He said there are country roads out there. Depending on what time you ride, he said you will experience some traffic at the intersection of Eldorado and Preston (can't get around that). He suggests you look up www.mapmyride.com. He said at this web site you can put in your zip code and it will give you different routes to ride in the Prosper and Celina area. If you have any other questions let me know. Good luck!

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C.M.

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I ride often too and live right in the middle of Plano, so totally understand!! Look at the PBA site for a list of group rides. I've done them before and they are great about grouping you with others who are at your same pace.

Also, if you go it alone, there's a great big hill and somewhat quiet roads on the West side of Plano where it turns into Carrollton. I can't remember what street it's on but it's a doozy.

Since school started I've been pretty bad about getting out, but if you ever want to go on a weekend or something, feel free to give me a call...

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M.P.

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A.,

My husband rides with the PBA. Here's their website!

http://www.planobicycle.org/

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T.C.

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The Richardson Bike Mart has rides on the weekend. You could check them out. They are located at Coit and Campbell. There is also a great trail in Plano that many bikers use. There is parking at the Schimelfenig library at Custer just north of Spring Creek. Hopefully some other folks can give you suggestions for Frisco or McKinney, I've lived in Plano for 35 years so that is what I am familiar with.

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C.S.

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Since you are new to the area and obviously an avid cyclist, check out the Plano Bicycle Association (PBA). They have rides every day of the week and are led by seasoned cyclists who know the roads around here. Because they ride in groups, you'll be safer until you get familiar with the area. They have rides for every level of rider. www.planobicycle.org

Another resource you ought to check out is Plano Cycling -- a local bike shop where many of the cyclists go. There site has links to other groups and information you'll find invaluable. www.planocycling.com

Both my husband and I are members of PBA, avid cyclists and ride on the various pay rides. Let me know if there's anything else you need. Welcome to the area!

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R.O.

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U need to get in touch with CK sports off Custer and 121. They have great groups that ride over the weekends at all diff levels and distances. Also you need to connect with north TX multisport club. They always have some great rides and really nice people!
I think u can google them both

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G.A.

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A. there is a group called plano bycicle association; you can look at their website they have different groups going out for rides on Saturday mornings from 15 miles to 60 it is very nice and safe. They leave from Coit and Spring Creek Saturdays in October they start either 7:30 or 8:00 a.m. make sure you check their website for any changes. www.planobycicleassociation.org Mckinney has a group going out of Custer and 121 at CKsports store i think they are call North Texas TRi club good luck!

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