June 2, 2014 § 2 Comments
Bike Friendly Oak Cliff
Oak Cliff Film Festival
invite you to the first ever
Saturday, June 21
Inspired by Eadweard Muybridge’s galloping-horse photo studies, this modern-day ride is geared to gather a stop-motion historical view of Oak Cliff as seen through the eyes of cyclists.
Two teams, Team Muybridge and Team Lumiere, will each be given a Polaroid camera and a pack of film to capture images that create a narrative of our OC neighborhood. After all eight images are shot, each team will organize them and produce a 15-second “film” to be uploaded to Instagram and tagged #OCFF2014. Based on creative merit, winners will be announced and prizes distributed at the event’s ending.
A Polaroid camera (must be returned)
An 8-shot pack of Polaroid film (additional packs available for purchase in the T.T. lobby)
A bike and creative spirit
Arrive at 6:00 for instructions and team assignment
Depart at 6:30
Arrive and upload at The Jefferson Tower by 8:30
Stick around after the ride for an OCFF rooftop screening at the Jefferson Tower at 9.
The third annual Oak Cliff Film Festival will take place at the historic Texas Theatre, the Kessler Theater, the Bishop Arts Theater, Oil & Cotton, and other venues in North Oak Cliff, June 19–22, 2024.
For more information: http://oakclifffilmfestival.com/
May 17, 2014 § Leave a comment
You’re invited to join Bike Friendly Oak Cliff and cyclists from around the city to celebrate the grand opening of three new bike-friendly arrivals to the Trinity River corridor: Trinity Skyline Trail along the river, the Continental Avenue Bridge Park and West Dallas Gateway Plaza connecting to Trinity Groves, and the Sylvan Avenue Bridge that includes a bike lane!
The ride begins at the east end of the Continental Bridge at 2pm sharp, but the festivities go on all day! A gospel brunch, farmers market, driving range, 1930s danceathon, kids craft zone, playground, pachanga party, food trucks, vintage car show and more – there’s something for everyone.
Even a chance to win a new Phat Cycle Sea Wind Cruiser bicycle from Richardson Bike Mart! Register to ride your bike as part of this rolling ribbon cutting and your name will go into a drawing. Rsvps here, and get all the details for the day at trinityriverrevel.com
May 8, 2014 § Leave a comment
Thanks to a generous donation from the Cliff Temple Baptist Church, we’ll be handing out lights to all the kids who bike to Rosemont Elementary school next week!
We purchased over 800 special red and white LED bike light sets from Bike Texas. Each pair even includes some great tips for biking – in English & Spanish!
iBike Rosemont advocates for better bicycling infrastructure, bike safety resources for kids, and for more kids to bike to school on a regular basis. In the past, TxDOT has had a Safe Routes to School grant program, which BFOC and iBike Rosemont used to fund lights for the riders, but the fund no longer exists. Thanks to Cliff Temple Baptist BFOC will be able to provide lights to all the iBike Rosemont riders as well as to other kids in the neighborhood through local schools and BFOC kid-friendly bike rides like Kidical Mass.
Vamos al Trabajo por Bicicleta, el 16 de Mayo, Estación de Descanso de Oak Cliff, Jefferson St. Viaduct
May 7, 2014 § Leave a comment
El Día Nacional de Irse en Bicicleta al Trabajo
El 16 de Mayo, 2014 6:30-9:00am
Estación de Descanso para Ciclistas
Desayuno / Bebidas / Revisas de Seguridad Gratis
Andar en bicicleta al trabajo no siempre es algo fácil, mucho menos aquí en Dallas, TX, sin embargo, está mejorando poco a poco, con el aumento de ciclistas y la ciudad poniendo la infraestructura. Además, ya tenemos un Dallas Bicycle Task Force real, que tiene junta mañana a las 6 por la tarde en “City Hall.”
Entonces, hay pocas excusas para no participar en el Día Nacional de Irse en Bicicleta al Trabajo, el 16 de Mayo. Que más, Mayo es el Mes de Irse en Bicicleta al Trajo y la semana que viene es la Semana de Irse en Bicicleta al Trabajo. Nunca esta tarde de intentar algo nuevo!
Aquí tiene los datos:
Fecha: el 16 de Mayo, 2014
Dirección: Puente de Jefferson con vista del Trinity River
Horas: 6:30am – 9am
Beneficios: Café Gratis de Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters, tacos de desayuno proporcionado por Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, “haul’n mass” proporcionado por Oak Cliff Cargo Bikes, ayuda mecánica de OCBC, música Mariachi para acompañar su cruzada del puente, un arco de globos y también KIND y Cliff Bars proporcionado por Bike DFW. Animo, libertad del carro, caras felices y saludos de la organización, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, y todo es GRATIS!
Paseo en Grupo: Para ellos que sienten más seguros irse en grupo, Tom Wilson’s Small Plant eBikes va a guiar el paseo que empieza por la tienda en Bishop Arts District, [ADDRESS]. El grupo se reúne a las 6:45 am y sale para el puente a las 7 am. También, Tom está disponible a prestar bicicletas para el paseo y la regresa del paseo.
May 6, 2014 § 1 Comment
Riding your bicycle to work doesn’t always come easy, especially in Dallas, TX, however it’s been getting better and better as ridership is increasing and the city has been laying down on street infrastructure. We even now have a legitimate Dallas Bicycle Task Force that meets tomorrow evening, 6pm at City Hall!
So, there are few excuses not to try a bicycle commute on National Bike to Work Day, May 16th. Actually, May is Bike to Work month and next week is Bike to Work Week. It’s never too early to try it out. Here are the details:
Date: May 16th, 2014
Location: In the Jefferson St. Viaduct Cycletrack overlooking the Trinity River
Time: 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM
What You Get: Free coffee from Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters, free breakfast tacos from BFOC, haul’n mass provided by Oak Cliff Cargo Bicycles, wrench’n provided by Oak Cliff Bicycle Co., a mariachi band greeting you as you climb the bridge, a balloon arch, and KIND and Cliff Bars from Bike DFW. Encouragement, freedom from the car, happy faces, and the best damn group of bicycling advocates greeting you are all free as well!
Group Ride: If you feel more comfortable riding in a group, Tom Wilson’s Small Plant eBikes will be leading one from his shop in the Bishop Arts District across from Oddfellows. The group leaves at 7:00 AM, meet up is 6:45 AM, heading to the Oak Cliff Energizer Station. Tom will even loan you a bicycle just for the group ride and back to the shop!
April 16, 2014 § 1 Comment
There’s always an opportunity to ride a bicycle in our great city of Dallas, TX, but these two upcoming events are expecting a big bicycle crowd to take part!
First up, the Spring edition of Dallas Art Dealer’s Association or DADA will host another Bike Swarm in conjunction with their bi-annual gallery tour. Here are the details:
Date: April 26, 2014
Meet Up Time: 12:30 PM
Departure Time: 1:00 PM
Return Time: 5:00 PM
Meet Up Location: Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75208
Approximate Mileage: 8 – 12 miles
Next, Uptown is getting into the bicycle spirit by hosting it’s first Ciclovia, and only the second one to be held in Dallas since BFOC hosted the first back in 2012!
From their website UptownCiclovia.org:
Dallas’ first large scale Ciclovía will be held in Uptown from 10am – 3pm on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014! Together with the Metropolitan Dallas YMCA, Uptown will host a one-mile, car-free route to connect the Katy Trail to the Klyde Warren Park via Cedar Springs Road.
Ciclovías, translated as “bicycle path,” and also known as Open Streets in the United States, are one-of-a-kind, free events that bring a City together to enjoy all things outdoors- running, biking, roller-skating, strollers, etc.
Ciclovías have been successfully happening and gaining momentum for years in world-class cities around the country, including: Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, Miami, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Oklahoma City, Denver, Durham, and Atlanta. It’s time for Dallas to host our own!
In these cities, those along Open Streets routes have enjoyed positive impacts on their businesses by participating in the family-friendly event. We invite you to join us as we create an open space that will connect people with their city in a fun, safe, and clean environment!
Date: May 26, 2014
Time: 10 AM – 3 PM
April 15, 2014 § Leave a comment
Not sure Mayor Mike will be in attendance, but if you want your own voice to be heard about how we as a bicycling community can shape our cities’ future, you need to try and attend the first Dallas Bicycle Task Force meeting tomorrow. Councilmen Kingston, Griggs, and Medrano are heading up what the city has failed to do yet since it completed and approved a May 2011 Bike Plan to bring the city bicycling infrastructure into the 21st century.
So far, the going has been slow in getting more infrastructure in place, but Oak Cliff has already received some of the most new bicycling infrastructure in the city, because BFOC has done a great job leading the way in making it so. We obviously have a ways to go, and the lead finally being taken by our elected officials is a breath of fresh air.
Here are the meeting details:
Wednesday, April 16
6:00 p.m. at Main Street Garden for a ride to
City Hall, 6:30 p.m.
Meet us at MSG or at City Hall for the meeting (I’ll forward meeting room details and building access information shortly). Please invite anyone you think would be helpful. The agenda for the first meeting will be
1. Structure of the Task Force
3. Helmet Ordinance
4. Bike Share
High likelihood of beers after the meeting. Call my cell phone with questions. 214-642-1707