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STEPHANIE KUO

Some North Texans ditched their cars this morning. It was Bike to Work Day, one of the largest cycling events across the country. While North Texas isn’t well-known for being particularly bike friendly, many cyclists wanted to prove otherwise. 

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There’s a class every month at the downtown Dallas Public Library that teaches people the ins and outs of bike-riding in North Texas. It’s called Bike Commuting 101, and it covers everything from bike gear and safety to state biking laws. This week, the cyclists prepared for Bike to Work Day on Friday. 

Stephanie Kuo

Cyclists and city planners dream of a 64-mile bike superhighway connecting Dallas and Fort Worth. With the opening of the new Lone Star-Campión Connection Trail between Irving and Grand Prairie, they’re inching closer to those dreams.

Lance Armstrong Ordered To Pay $10M To Dallas Promotional Company

Feb 16, 2015
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AUSTIN-- An arbitration panel ordered Lance Armstrong and Tailwind Sports Corp. to pay $10 million in a fraud dispute with a promotions company for what it called an "unparalleled pageant of international perjury, fraud and conspiracy" that covered up his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

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Bicyclists in car country just got some good news: Transportation planners took a $7 million dollar step toward a commuter bike and pedestrian trail reaching from downtown Fort Worth to downtown Dallas.

The money approved Thursday will help build about 10 more miles of connecting trails. 

As is stands today, studies rank North Texas at or near the bottom for bicycle commuting -- in one survey of the country’s 70 biggest cities, Fort Worth was at No. 60, Dallas No. 65 and Plano dead last.

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Today is National Bike to Work Day. It was a beautiful morning for a bike ride. Across North Texas, folks hopped on their bikes and headed to work. Here's a look at how people are marking the day. 

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So now that you found that new cellphone or TV under the tree, what do you do with the old one?  If it’s still useable, you can donate it.  If not, think recycling. 

State laws in Texas make it easy.

The Plano native will join 10,000 in noncompetitive Midwestern ride. “I’m well aware my presence is not an easy topic, and so I encourage people if they want to give a high five, great,” he says. “If you want to shoot me the bird, that’s okay, too.”

The U.S. Postal Service paid $40 million to sponsor Armstrong's Tour de France team. Now the Feds are joining a whistleblower lawsuit brought by former Armstrong teammate Floyd Landis. In January, Armstrong admitted using performance-enhancing drugs after years of denials,

The Dallas City Council is taking a “do-over” on its new strategic trash and recycling plan. Environmentalists and businesses claimed they were shut out of the discussion.

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Dallas doesn't have on-street bike lanes.  So it’s a stretch to imagine a day in the city without cars on the road. Bike Friendly Oak Cliff creates a version of that scene - on one bridge, for a few hours.