According to a City of Plano traffic study, more than 35,000 vehicles a day traverse Spring Creek Parkway, Legacy Drive and Parker Road. Traveling across our city on a bicycle might seem crazy, yet it is actually possible, thanks to the trail system designed by Plano Parks and Recreation.
Starting in the West at Archgate Park, even a novice cyclist can trek all the way to Bob Woodruff Park in the East. Celebrate National Bike Month in May and National Trails Day June 3 by riding all or just part of this 13-mile route.
Our suggested bike ride across Plano:
1. Start the trek at Archgate Park, where there is plenty of parking.
3. Heading east along the Bluebonnet Trail, cyclists will cross numerous busy roads. Keep in mind traffic does not stop so look both ways before crossing.
4. Stop in at Agha Juice and try one of its cool beverage offerings for a thirst quencher.
5. Pack a swimsuit and take a swim break at Jack Carter Pool.
6. Watch the canine games at the Dog Park at Jack Carter Park.
7. Bluebonnets will be gone by summer, but a ride through Bluebonnet Trail is always lovely.
8. Pack a picnic and lunch in the gazebo at Wagon Wheel Park.
9. Bring your tennis rackets along for a friendly match at the High Point Tennis Center.
10. Drive some golf balls at the driving range. The Courses at Watters Creek has everything you’ll need available to rent.
11. East of the Highway 75 Bridge, look to the North and South. These embankments are remnants of the Texas Electric Railway that ran through Plano from 1908 to 1948.
12. Cool off indoors at the Interpretive Exhibit at the Oak Point Nature and Retreat Center.
13. Fly through the trees on a zip line at Go Ape.
14. You did it! Relax by the pond at Bob Woodruff Park.
Check out the City of Plano’s trail maps for more rides. Our suggested ride above follows the Bluebonnet and Bob Woodruff trails.
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