Bob Woodruff Park: Take a Ride on the Trails

April 15, 2014 11:44 am

Visitors enjoy Bob Woodruff Park for many reasons – the sand volleyball court, the playgrounds, the trail system. Speaking of the trail system, visitors say it's one of the most peaceful places for running and bicycling. There are water fountains along the route where you can grab a drink or fill up your water bottle, as well as restrooms in the southern part of the trail near the duck pond.

Those who come Bob Woodruff Park on a regular basis say it's clean and well-kept. The park is also home to Plano's oldest residents, a tree called the Plano Quincentennial Bur Oak. It's marked with a plaque that says it's recognized by the National Arborist Association as having been around when the Constitution was signed.

Bob Woodruff Park
2601 San Gabriel Drive
Plano, TX 75074
(972) 941-7250
parks.planotx.org
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How to Find Biking Trails in Your Area

April 8, 2014 10:48 am

Whether you’re looking for a new hobby or a fun pastime for the whole family, biking is an enjoyable activity for everyone. It can be difficult for beginning bikers to locate the best trails, however, and even if you’re a more experienced cyclist you’re likely always looking for new places to ride. These two websites can help.

Map My Ride
Map My Ride offers a straightforward interface and a huge database of trails to help you find the best bike routes and paths in your area. Simply enter the route name or your state and the number of miles you’d like to bike and you’ll instantly be met with a variety of trails, ranked by how well they suit your criteria. Each trail is submitted by a Map My Ride user just like you, and they include informative descriptions about the difficulty level and other important details.

Single Tracks
Single Tracks operates in a similar way, but it’s tailored specifically to mountain biking. The website searches thousands of trails around the world to find the best one for you, whether you’re in your home town or you’re on vacation in another country. Single Tracks also offers detailed descriptions, directions and high-quality photos of each trail on the site.

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Sidestep the Microwave at Zoes Kitchen in Plano

April 1, 2014 11:19 am

At Zoes Kitchen in Plano, you won’t find anything deep fried of microwaved; healthy eating is promoted via fresh food that nourishes and satisfies. Inspired by the Greek and Southern roots of founder Zoe Cassimus, Zoes Kitchen offers pitas, hummus, soups, kebabs, and pizzas based on Mediterranean-inspired recipes.

Try the Greek chicken pita with caramelized onions and feta cheese, or go for the veggie pita pizza with grilled vegetables and mozzarella cheese. The modern, color-blocked dining area is as tasteful as the food, encouraging customers to sit back, relax and enjoy their day amongst good friends and food. Zoes Kitchen's Plano location is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily.

Zoes Kitchen
1901 Preston Road, Suite 1000
Plano, TX 75093
(972) 248-1010
http://zoeskitchen.com/Home.aspx
http://www.yelp.com/biz/zo%C3%ABs-kitchen-plano-2

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