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    Any safe road ride routes near Coppell, TX?

    As the title states, just looking for some safe route recommendations for riding in Coppell, TX area (specifically near Old Denton Rd and Wrangler Rd start/end point)? Or maybe some areas to avoid due to road hazards, drivers, etc.

    Any and all help would be much appreciated since I am new to the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hppy4u View Post
    As the title states, just looking for some safe route recommendations for riding in Coppell, TX area (specifically near Old Denton Rd and Wrangler Rd start/end point)? Or maybe some areas to avoid due to road hazards, drivers, etc.

    Any and all help would be much appreciated since I am new to the area.
    Well, better late than never. Thirteen years after your post, and the City is far along toward establishing safe routes and throughways for cyclists. Open Facebook and enter "Safe Cycling Coppell" and you'll find information on a City workshop taking place this Wednesday, 2/11/15 at City Hall from 6 to 8 PM. I'm Jim Harris and am deeply involved in this process. Please introduce yourself sometime. Thanks for your interest.

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    Better question: Are there any safe roads rides anywhere in Texas? In my ~5 years living down here and riding I'd say no. Be safe out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mriddle View Post
    Better question: Are there any safe roads rides anywhere in Texas? In my ~5 years living down here and riding I'd say no. Be safe out there.
    Well, you've made it through 5 years so it must not be too bad. I live 50 miles south of Houston, and so long as you pick your roads right, no problems at all.

    There is a lot of road cycling done in this state.
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    As far as I know Bicycle Plus in Coppell have group rides every week so I'm assuming they know and keep it on a safe route, I myself am a member of STCC in Frisco and the routes we ride on are just as safe as anywhere else
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    It won't tell you a lot about the safety of the route, but the Strava Heatmap will tell you where other (strava using) cyclists are riding.

    Strava Global Heatmap

    Here is a sample screenshot

    Any safe road ride routes near Coppell, TX?-coppell-tx-strava-heatmap.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Migen21 View Post
    It won't tell you a lot about the safety of the route, but the Strava Heatmap will tell you where other (strava using) cyclists are riding.

    Strava Global Heatmap

    Here is a sample screenshot

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    Never knew that existed. Sweet!

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