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 email@example.com
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 3, 2013 § Leave a Comment
April 15, 2013 § 1 Comment
We’d like to help change those notions by working with Bike DFW and certified League of American Bicyclists to encourage more riders to learn the basics of riding in traffic.
April 20th,7:45 AM – 2:00 PM, El Jordan Restaurant, 416 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208, Bishop Arts District
Traffic Skills 101 facilitated by Bike DFW :
Traffic Skills 101 (TS101) gives cyclists the confidence they need to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. Through TS101, students learn how to conduct bicycle safety checks, fix a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques. We recommended this class for adults and children above age fourteen. The curriculum is fast-paced, and prepares cyclists for a full understanding of vehicular cycling. Register Here Today!
April 15, 2013 § Leave a Comment
DADA and BFOC Bike Swarm
Cyclists of all age levels and abilities are invited to the Dallas Art Dealers Association and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s Bike Swarm as part of the DADA Spring Gallery Walk on Saturday, April 20, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at DADA member Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 West Jefferson Boulevard. The event is free and includes a self-guided tour of the art galleries located in the Design District.
The event is free and includes a self-guided tour of the art galleries located in the Design District. For more information,
visit dallasartdealers.org or call 214.914.1099.
This is the the third iteration of this group ride to the Design District. Check out some press from last fall!
Here are the group ride details:
Meet Up Time: 1:15 PM
Departure Time: 1:30 PM
Meet Up Location: Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 West Jefferson Boulevard
*Ride is for people of all ages. Please tune up your bicycle and follow all traffic laws
Media sponsors are PaperCity and moderndallas.net.
The Dallas Art Dealers Association is an affiliation of established
independent gallery owners and nonprofit art organizations in the Dallas
metropolitan area. As a professional and educational resource for the
community at large, DADA facilitates the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and
Artist Career Development Fund, which provides financial and career
support for visual art students through multiple programs. DADA also
presents the Spring Gallery Walk and Fall Gallery Walk. Organized in
1985 by June Mattingly of Mattingly Baker Gallery, the Dallas Art Dealers
Association is a 501(c)(6) organization.
Like the Art Dealers Association of America, membership in DADA is by
invitation of the board of directors. In order to qualify for membership,
a dealer or nonprofit space must have an established reputation for
honesty, integrity, and professionalism among its peers, and must make
a substantial contribution to the cultural life of the community by offering
works of high aesthetic quality and presenting worthwhile exhibitions.
DADA is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethical practice
within the profession and to increasing public awareness of the role and
responsibilities of reputable art dealers and nonprofit visual art spaces.
ABOUT THE EDITH BAKER ART SCHOLARSHIP
AND ARTIST CAREER DEVELOPMENT FUND
To celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2005, DADA created a scholarship
honoring a respected member of the Dallas art community and one of
its founding members, Edith Baker. Edith owned and directed The Edith
Baker Gallery in Dallas for nearly thirty years before retiring in 2004. Every
year, the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development
Fund, a 501(c)(3), financially benefits a student pursuing the study of
visual arts along with giving that student a gallery internship, a mentor,
and an artist studio visit. The scholarship also presents a career fair at
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts,
two juried exhibitions of Booker T and Dallas County Community College
students’ artwork, a docent-training program, biannual educational events,
and Art Chicas and Art Chicos at La Reunion TX.
April 1, 2013 § 1 Comment
Late last year, a few BFOC members were told at a meeting about the ill fated plans to NOT create a separated cycle track on the Continental Viaduct that the City Council would be briefed on the status of and future plans for the Dallas Bike Plan.
That was in November 2012.
After several delays, we’ve finally received word that briefing will take place this Wednesday, 9 AM. Here is a quote from Keith Manoy, the man in charge with implementing the plan from a story Robert Wilonsky posted this morning with details and here’s the briefing to review for yourself:
It pretty much sums up the reality we face here on getting the infrastructure we feel is important to increasing ridership:
“Unlike in New York, where you had a transportation commissioner say, ‘This is what we’re doing, here nobody has the authority to say that. We have to go through a process, and if a lot of people say, ‘This is a horrible idea,’ it ultimately doesn’t go anywhere. I really think the way that changes is once people start to see more cycles on the street … I’m trying to do a transportation system for everyone. The whole system isn’t just about cars. We also have to make room for cyclists and pedestrians. We need an integrated system to be successful.” -Keith Manoy, Senior Transportation Plan, City of Dallas
Bike Friendly Oak Cliff will lead a ride to Main St Garden THIS Wednesday. Here are the details:
Date: April 3rd
Oak Cliff meet up location: Oddfellow’s in the Bishop Arts
Meet up time: 7:40 AM
Departure time: 8:00 AM
Destination: Main St Garden park
Arrival time: 8:30 AM
Departure time: 8:40 AM
Council meeting start time: 9:00 AM
March 18, 2013 § 1 Comment
Iris and Brennen Bechtol have lived in Oak Cliff for some time now. They love the neighborhood, how bike friendly it is, and how BFOC always had great group rides for them to participate in. One thing though, they didn’t always feel comfortable taking their 8 year old daughter with them.
In the same vein that BFOC has been doing iBike Rosemont, they’re launching Kidical Mass Dallas. On the last Saturday of every month there will be a short, kid friendly group ride in various parts of Dallas. The idea is that it happens the Saturday after Dallas Critical Mass‘ Friday group ride, has a fun destination, and is very easy to do for all level of kid and adult riders.
Please “Like” our page to stay up-to-date on their monthly group rides!
Here are the details for their first group ride:
The ultimate family friendly group ride, Kidical Mass Dallas is hosting it’s first group ride to Lake Cliff Park.
Here are the meet up details:
When: Saturday March 30
Times: Meet at Bolsa Mercado; 614 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208 @ 12:30 PM
- Leave Bolsa Mercado: 1:00 PM
- Arrive at Lake Cliff Park: 1:30 PM
- Leave Lake Cliff Park: 3:30 PM
- Arrive back at Bolsa Mercado: 4:00 PM
Route: 7th street to Bishop, Bishop to
Colorado. 1.1 miles
Kids are encouraged to ride the approximately 1.1 mile route or be carried on their parent or guardian’s bicycle. The ride is very safe and will have designated Traffic Volunteers assisting at intersections.
There will be a fun game of ultimate Frisbee, and you’re encouraged to bring a picnic. No alcohol please.
Kidical Mass is a legal, safe and FUN bike ride for kids, kids at heart, and their families on the last Saturday of the month in Dallas, TX. A different ride will take place each month, and the location and route will change to different parts of Dallas.
March 13, 2013 § 5 Comments
No doubt you’ve heard several of the local television stations and news sources do stories about the closing of the Houston St. Viaduct for construction on the upcoming streetcar line. With that change came a seriously planned reconfiguration of the traffic flow on the Jefferson St Viaduct, it’s younger, and less architecturally interesting partner.
In that reconfiguration, our community gained a first of it’s kind: an on-street, two-way cycle track allowing anyone from age 8 to age 80 wishing to ride a bicycle across the Trinity River safely.
Here’s a first person point of view taken 12:30pm, Monday, 3/11:
We’d like to thank, Councilman Scott Griggs, Keith Manoy, Max Kalhammer, Jared White, and the many other city of Dallas staff and representatives who’ve helped see this come to fruition. This is certainly a huge step forward in making Dallas a safer, friendlier place to ride a bicycle!
February 14, 2013 § 1 Comment
*ATTENTION: YOU MUST BE 21 YEARS OR OLDER TO SAMPLE BEER. IF YOUNGER, YOU’LL NEED A PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO ATTEND THIS RIDE! Please bring your IDs for verification at each location
We all know that beer and bicycles fit like mustard and hot dogs. It just feels right! So, now that Dallas’ craft brewery scene is exploding and opening up new breweries right and left, we feel it’s time to permanently meld the new Dallas bicycle culture together with a bicycle brewery tasting tour!
On February 17th, 2013, leaving from the Klyde Warren Park at 1:30 PM, we’ll hit two of Dallas’ breweries and visit The Foundry/Chicken Scratch for a bite and a great beer selection. There will be a ride back to Klyde Warren Park.
Here are the details:
Meet Up Location: Klyde Warren Park, near Harwood St and frontage rd on the downtown side
Meet Up Time: 1:00 PM
Departure Time: 1:30 PM
Total Route Mileage: Approximately 5 miles
First stop, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM…Community Beer Company; $5 cash entry, samples and tour
Second stop, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM….Four Corners Brewing Company; $No Charge, samples and tour
Third stop, Chicken Scratch + The Foundry; 4:30 PM; Beer and food for purchase
February 4, 2013 § 1 Comment
UPDATE– Max Kalhammer, the Dallas Bicycle Coordinator for the city has informed us they’re preparing the briefing to the council on February 20th, NOT this Wednesday, February 6th. We will continue to host a group ride to the meeting for those that can attend.
We encourage any other Bike Friendly groups to rally their troops and meet up at 8:30 AM at Main St Gardens park to then head over together to attend the meeting.
Once the agenda has been posted to city hall’s website, we’ll update this posting with that information. Here are the group ride details:
- Date: Wednesday, February 20th
- Oak Cliff meet up location: Oddfellow’s in the Bishop Arts
- Meet up time: 7:40 AM
- Departure time: 8:00 AM
- Destination: Main St Garden park
- Arrival time: 8:30 AM
- Departure time: 8:45 AM
- Council meeting start time: 9:00 AM
- RSVP on Facebook