BFOC Resource Guide

Are
you
thinking
about
moving
to
the
Cliff
and
you
like
bikes?
Lets
roll!


Rec.
Rides


Just
looking
for
an
easy
spin
and
don’t
want
to
deal
with
the
mean
streets
of
Dallas?




Around
the
‘Hood
‐
Because
Oak
Cliff
was
originally
designed
as
a
streetcar
suburb
it
is
made
up
of
a
grid
of
easily
walkable,
bikeable
roads.

You
wont
have
a
problem
riding
the
tree‐lined
streets
south
of
the
river
except
for
the
occasional
hill.

In
North
Oak
Cliff,
Colarado
blvd,
Kings
Highway,
7th
street,
Cedar
Hill
Blvd,
Edgefield,
Greenbriar
and
Kessler
Parkway
are
good
streets
to
explore.

If
you’re
ready
to
venture
into
downtown
for
destinations
like
the
Farmers
Market,
the
Jefferson
/
Houston
St.
Viaducts
are
your
best
bets
for
crossing
the
river.

Tip
for
the
novice
rider
–
Don’t
ride
on
the
larger
roads
you
usually
use
for
driving.

There’s
usually
a
safer
alternate
route
nearby.


Two
of
the
best
bike
friendly
destinations
across
the
river
are
the
Katy
and
Sante
Fe
Trails.




Katy
Trail
–Spanning
3.5
miles
from
American
Airlines
Center
to
SMU
this
trail
is
the
 crown
jewel
of
Dallas’s
trail
system.

Often
crowded
with
users
of
all
sorts,
riders
should
be
careful
and
keep
speeds
low.
If
you
live
in
the
Cliff,
its
great
for
commuting
to
northern
attractions
like
SMU,
the
Knox
Henderson
area,
Mockingbird
Station
and
Central
Market.


Consider
stopping
by
the
new
Katy
Trail
Ice
House
for
a
beer,
but
be
warned,
it
is
Uptown.
Trailhead
–
3.5
mile
bike
ride
from
Bishop
Arts.

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike‐path/Bishop‐Arts‐to‐Katy‐Trail


Sante
Fe
Trail
–This
new
trail
spanning
from
Deep
Ellum
to
White
Rock
Lake
has
greatly
advanced
bike
riding
options
for
Cliff
Dwellers.

Find
your
way
to
the
trailhead
and
your
well
on
your
way
to
White
Rock
Lake
the
most
popular
destination
for
cycling
in
Dallas.

Forget
driving
to
the
lake
try
riding
there.
Its
only
five
miles
from
Bishop
Arts
to
the
Trailhead.

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike‐path/Bishop‐Arts‐to‐Sante‐Fe‐Trail


Regular
Road
Rides


Saturday
8am
–
The
Triple
L

Abilities
–
Faster

Distance
–
Summer
45
miles,
Winter
55+
miles

Speed:
Fast‐ish


Terrain
–
Rolling

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike‐path/Triple‐L‐Lytle‐Lancaster‐Loop


This
newly
established
ride
departs
from
Oddfellows
‘around’
8.

The
route
heads
down
to
Lancaster,
there
are
no
stops.
Average
speed
is
around
17
–
22mph
depending
on
conditions
and
who
shows
up.

With
some
of
the
best
roads,
in
the
metroplex
few
cars
are
encountered.
Tree
tunneled
one‐laners
make
this
ride
a
favorite.

Short
cut
options
are
available
for
those
who
are
dropped
or
need
to
get
back
early.



Sunday
8am
–The
Spandex
Ride

Abilities
–
all
levels,
no
drop
ride

Distance
–
20
–
60
miles

No
set
route


Leaving
from
Oak
Cliff
Bike
Company
in
Bishop
Arts,
this
ride
is
open
to
all
levels.


Typically,
the
group
either
heads
out
to
do
a
couple
laps
of
White
Rock
Lake
or
down
to
the
hills
of
Mountain
Creek
Parkway,
depending
on
the
mood
and
testosterone
levels.



http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike‐path/Mountain‐Creek‐Parkway




Off
Road


For
those
looking
for
an
escape
from
the
concrete
jungle
you
can
find
plenty
of
dirt

right
here
in
the
Cliff



Trinity
Levees
–
dirt
roads,
can
be
muddy.

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike‐path/20‐miles‐off‐road


Oak
Cliff
Nature
Preserve
(OCNP)
–
good
single‐track
a
20
minute
ride
from
Bishop
Arts


Boulder
Park
–
A
little
bit
more
technical
than
OCNP,
single
track



Big
Cedar
–
Challenging
trails
with
a
lot
of
elevation
change


Cedar
Hill
State
Park
–
Not
as
popular
as
the
other
options
listed
above
but
still
good
fun.


Map
to
Trails
‐
http://goo.gl/maps/V9Lx

Need
a
bike
friendly
home
in
the
Cliff?


There
are
plenty
of
great
neighborhoods
in
North
Oak
Cliff
full
of
craftsman,
Tudor
and
midcentury
homes.
Kings
Highway,
Winnetka
Heights,
Kessler
Park,
Lake
Cliff
and
Stevens
Park
to
name
a
few.

From
affordable
rentals
to
million
dollar
homes,
it
can
be
found
in
the
Cliff.



Check
out
the
BFOC
sponsors
for
more
info


‐ Jenni
Stolarski
–
Realtor
&
Gardener
extraordinaire
jennisto@yahoo.com


214‐762‐9761



‐ Christian
Johnson
–
Mortgages
/
European
bike
racing
aficionado
/
YBS
Bikes

christian.johnson@gbmail.com

‐ Good
Space
Apartments
–
Rentals
‐
Finely
restored
1920’s
era
apartments
close
to
Bishop
Arts
–
BFOC
discount
available.
http://www.goodspace.com

‐ Keith
Jisecky
–
Rentals,
houses
and
apartments
214‐941‐4437


Need
a
bike?


Oak
Cliff
Bicycle
Company!
Duhh
;>
!!


http://ocbicycleco.com/



§ 3 Responses to BFOC Resource Guide

  • Gene says:

    got new bike for my 71st birthday and am kind of intimidated by the distances the real riders take.

  • Jason Roberts says:

    you can do it! start off with light, easy rides and gradually work your way up. Hope to see you on the streets!

  • Melody says:

    Do you have a “for sale” site? I have a nice Bianchi Milano commuter bike that I would like to sell locally in DFW. Garage kept.

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