be sure and check out the Carpenter's Bluff bridge over the Red River. Dont take Hwy 78. ( I suspect you already know this )
All those little roads betwixt Bells and Van Alstyne are super cool. Highly recommended. But they do wind around a lot.
69 South from Bells is ok, 2 lane + shoulder, medium traffic, not so bad but not my favorite for riding pleasure. 160 S from Whitewright is better but that little road paralleling to the West is more fun.
Same with 78, it's ok as long as you're north of Farmersville but you don't want to go down the E side of Lake Lavon. Avoid 380.
121 S from Desert is 2 lane + shoulder but again, higher traffic.
Once you get to Blue Ridge, take 545 W toward McKinney, then left on 1377 to Princeton, cross 380 on the county roads to Lowry Crossing then Fairview.
Once you get to Fairview, this mapmyride uses frequently biked roads to get to DART. BTW there's a Performance Bike Shop across the street from the DART station, (NE Corner Parker and 75) behind the Taco Cabana which I also recommend. Avoid Parker during rush hours.
/ oooops you said downtown Plano. map revised. there's a great LBS, Plano Cycliing and Fitness, at 18th and 75 about a block from that route.
Last edited by Creakyknees; 08-25-09 at 10:55 AM.