May 14, 2013 § 3 Comments
DALLAS – May 14, 2013, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff is hosting a fundraising ride dubbed, “I Bike Jason,” to help founding member, Jason Roberts make a dent in the $40,000 in medical bills he’s facing after his recent bout with testicular cancer.
BFOC is looking for 75 riders to participate in a ride on Saturday, May 25th and has challenged these riders to raise $100 in pledges from friends and community supporters who appreciate the work Jason has done in our community.
Riders will start at Eno’s in the Bishop Arts at 7:00 p.m. and wheel their way to The Kessler Theater to help kick off the “Build a Better Jason Benefit.”
If you’re interested in the ride please contact Zach Lytle at firstname.lastname@example.org
The benefit at The Kessler will feature performances from some of Jason’s favorite bands including, The White Ghost Shivers, Bobby Patterson and John Singer Sergeant and will include an art auction. Tickets are $25 and additional donations are encouraged.
All money raised will be paid for Jason’s medical expenses.
May 10, 2013 § 1 Comment
A host of activity will be happening on May 17th, better known as Nation Bike to Work Day! Bike Friendly Oak Cliff is working with BikeDFW and DART to host its first Energizer Station, modeled off of past events originally created by Bike Friendly Richardson. There will be 4 other such stations hosted in Dallas and surrounding cities. Go to bikedfw.org for more details!
But, BFOC does things a bit differently down here across the river. We are hoping to make it the most outrageous Energizer Station to date. We’ll give you a hint: Think loud and fun, with a bit of authentic Oak Cliff culture!
Along with all of that fun, we’ll have snacks, beverages, and we’ll be providing bicycle safety checks for folks crossing the Jefferson St Viaduct by bicycle in the new temporary cycle track.
The Energizer Station will be open from 6:30 AM – 9:00 AM and will be located directly in the Jefferson St Viaduct’s newly installed cycle track.
A big thank you to our sponsors!
May 9, 2013 § 6 Comments
Our “Don Corleone” of the bicycle friendly world, Jason Roberts, needs our help! After discovering he had testicular cancer and battling to beat the tar out of it, he’s back on his feet doing what he does best: Building better blocks, one at a time! Only now he’s been left with over $40K worth of medical bills!
The folks at BFOC and Go Oak Cliff have his back, and will be hosting an “I Bike Jason” group ride wearing Jason inspired gear to a fundraiser on May 25th, 2013 at the Kessler Theatre. Here are the details:
When: May 25th, 2013
Group Ride Meet Up: Eno’s Pizza Tavern, 7th and Bishop Ave
Group Ride Departure: 7:00 Pm
Fundraiser: Doors open at 7:00 Pm, 8:00 Pm show starts; All Ages
Purchase Tickets: Click here; $25 and up
Build a Better Jason” Benefit to Help Beloved Dallas Resident: Bike Ride, Live Music, Art Auction to Help Jason Roberts Defray Cancer Treatment Bills.
He’s run for Congress, built better blocks in cities around the world, helped make Oak Cliff bike friendlier and started a conspiracy of do-gooder artists. For years, Jason Roberts has been busy making Dallas a better place one project at a time but now he needs your help! In 2012, Jason was diagnosed with testicular cancer. After chemotherapy, radiation and surgery he was pronounced cancer free, but while the cancer is gone Roberts still has $40,000 in medical bills
The Kessler Theater in partnership with Go Oak Cliff and Jason Roberts supporters can help Jason fight the costs of his cancer battle. There will be a bike ride, live music and an art auction. The event is $25, but additional donations of any amount of are encouraged. All proceeds will go toward helping Jason erase his medical debt
The “I Bike Jason” bikeride will begin outside of Eno’s at 7:00 p.m. and end at the Kessler. Wearing Jason inspired gear is part of the fun. Comments by special guest will begin at the Kessler at 8:00 and the bands and art auction will begin shortly therafter. Some of Jason’s favorite bands and artist have donated their talents to help raise money. Those bands include John Singer Sergeant – of the Deathray Davies, Austin sensations the White Ghost Shivers, R&B legend Bobby Patterson plus a few surprises.
“Jason is a tremendous person,” said Edwin Cabaniss, Kessler Theater owner. “He gives to his community tirelessly. Build a Better Jason is a way for everyone who knows, loves and appreciates him to help him close the book on his fight with cancer.”
May 3, 2013 § Leave a Comment
April 25, 2013 § Leave a Comment
And so are all the rest of the photos from Dallas Cycle Style’s 2013 Cyclist Census.
Who do you think should be crowned 2013 Face of Biking in Dallas? We have some great candidates, including a notable OC resident, Marcy
Voting continues through Saturday 4.27.13 at high noon and we’ll announce the winners at the bicycle party that night!
April 22, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Two bikes stolen from Zang Triangle Apartment complex in Oak Cliff (75203) on Saturday 4/20/13! Bikes belong to Molly M.
Bike #1: 2009 Surly Long Haul Trucker
- Serial number: M8094806
- 54cm, olive-colored frame
- 26″ wheels
- Black, SKS fenders
- Has a University of North Carolina bike parking permit sticker on lower seat tube
- Terry Liberator X gel saddle
- Axiom back bike rack
Bike #2: 2008 Trek Valencia
- Serial number: WTU235C1019D
- 17.5″, blue-grey colored frame
April 16, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Bikes stolen April 15, 2013 from 75208:
1) Trek 7.2 FX; Women’s 17″ frame
Serial #: WTU220C9231G
2) Trek 7.2; Men’s 17.5″ frame
Matte black color
Serial #: WTU245C6530G
Bikes belong to Emily H. and were stolen from a garage on South Windomere in North Oak Cliff (75208) on Monday night April 15, 2013. Police report was filed. If you FIND a stolen bike please lock securely with your u-lock and call police!
Emily can be reached at hopkins [dot] emily [at] gmail [dot] com. Images below.