Cyclesomatic | Bicycle Brewery Tour, October 4th, 1:30 – 7:00 PM

September 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

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The original Bicycle Brewery Tour is back for a third round, and will be kicking off this year’s 6th annual Cyclesomatic on October 4th!
Here are the details:

 

Meet Up Location:

  West entrance of the Continental Bridge Park; near Trinity Groves

Meet Up Time:

  1:30 PM

Departure Time:

  2:00 PM

RSVP on Facebook Here

Event is rain or shine

Read tips on how to prepare for a bicycle brewery tour!

Stop Location Arrival Departure Cost
1st Community Brewing Co. 2:15 3:15 $10 online, $15 at door
2nd Four Corners Brewing 3:30 4:30 All Day Alehouse, $3 cans
3rd Bishop Cider Co. 4:45 PM 1st group; 5:00 PM 2nd group 5:45 Day of menu
4th Small Brewpub 6:00 7:00 Day of menu

 

DADA Bike Swarm | September 20th

September 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Dallas Art Dealers Association presents

29th Annual DADA Fall Gallery Walkdada

Saturday, September 20, noon – 8:00 p.m.

FEATURING OVER 35 ART SPACES

 

Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) will present its 29th annual Fall Gallery Walk on Saturday, September 20, 2014, from noon to 8 p.m. at over 35 art spaces all over North Texas, including Arlington, Irving, Denton, and around Dallas.    Art lovers of every description will have the opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of galleries and special exhibitions—all in one day, all for FREE, all in North Texas. Sadly, you can’t walk to all of them, but you can bike to many of them (see Bike Swarm below), and, of course, you can drive to them.    Go online at http://www.dallasartdealers.org to print out a map. Hours at each gallery vary; please see individual listings. For more information, call 214.914.1099 or e-mail info@dallasartdealers.org. A good place to start is The MAC, 3120 McKinney Avenue, in Uptown Dallas.

SPECIAL EVENTS DURING FALL GALLERY WALK

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Antèks Book Signing Event benefiting Edith Baker Art Scholarship

Meet Barry Friedman, six-time Emmy Award nominated writer and author of Still Chasing Rainbows: Collecting American Indian Trade & Camp Blankets Volume Two. Shop antique Navajo blankets, Antèks rustic home furnishings, and vintage Native American jewelry, pottery, and baskets presented by fifth-generation Indian trader Jed Foutz of Shiprock Santa Fe gallery. Saturday, September 20, beginning at 10 a.m. at Antèks, 1135 Dragon Street. Complimentary on-site appraisals of vintage Navajo blankets will be available. Cocktail reception 4 p.m. Cowboys & Indians Magazine is a proud partner of this unique event.

1:30 – 5 p.m.
DADA Bike Swarm

Cyclists of all age levels and abilities are invited to the Dallas Art Dealers Association, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, and Bike Friendly Cedars Bike Swarm as part of the Fall Gallery Walk on Saturday, September 20, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 West Jefferson Boulevard. The event includes a self-guided tour of the art galleries located in the Design District. FREE! For more information, call 214.914.1099 or go to the Facebook event here.

2 – 8 p.m.
DADA Docents Program

High school students serve as exhibition hosts at select DADA galleries. FREE! For more information, call 214.914.1099.

About DADA

The Dallas Art Dealers Association is an affiliation of established independent gallery owners and nonprofit art organizations in the Dallas metropolitan area. 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.

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facebook.com/DallasArtDealersAssociation

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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 30 years before retiring in 2004. Every year, the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund, a 501(c)(3), financially benefits students pursuing the
study of visual arts, along with giving those students a gallery internship, a mentor, and an artist studio visit. For more information, visit
http://www.dallasartdealers.org/about/edith-baker-scholarship.

Saturday, September 13, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Business of Art: Public Art 101

Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA), Creative Arts Center (CAC), The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC), and now the Business Council for the Arts (BCA) and the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) are joining together to present The Business of Art: Public Art 101 on Saturday, September 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The MAC, 3120 McKinney Avenue. It will include public art basics and beyond, from finding the call for artists to the completion of projects. Participants will receive in-depth information and public art resource materials. Tickets are available in advance at http://www.eventbrite.com and benefit the Edith Baker Art Scholarship. The Bowdon Family Foundation, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and Texas Commission on the Arts have provided financial support for this event. Art News DFW is the media sponsor.

About Creative Arts Center

Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) provides a nurturing environment for people to discover, develop, and express their artistic visions. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, CAC offers more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking, and stone carving. CAC also offers free arts programming to disadvantaged children. Not only a visual arts school, CAC is also a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors. Visit CAC at 2360 Laughlin Drive in East Dallas or http://www.creativeartscenter.org.

About The Mckinney Avenue
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The McKinney Avenue Contemporary

(The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom, offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art inall disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist’s role in society by providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. Visit http://www.the-mac.org for more information.

About the Business Council for the Arts

The Business Council for the Arts (BCA) is a nonprofit organization made up of businesses and business professionals. It provides programs in employee engagement and retention, leadership development, creative thinking, diversity, and the development of new initiatives based in the arts. The BCA serves as a connector and convener between businesses, municipalities, and arts and cultural organizations, and is an advocate for business support of the arts. The BCA was founded in 1988 as an initiative of the Dallas Citizen’s Council by Raymond D. Nasher and a team of civic leaders who recognized that great communities depend on a vibrant cultural life. Visit http://www.ntbca.org for more information.

About the Office of Cultural Affairs

The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) provides opportunities for all Dallas citizens and visitors to have access to the arts and the means of cultural expression. The Office of Cultural Affairs works with its citizen advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Commission, to foster the development of the cultural system in Dallas. The OCA provides a variety of programs and services, including the management and operations of seven cultural facilities, a public art program, cultural funding programs, and WRR Radio. More information on the Office of Cultural Affairs’ programs can be found on its website at www.DallasCulture.org.

 

Buffered Bike Lanes Coming to Sylvan/Tyler-Polk

September 4, 2014 § 2 Comments

The announcement has been made public that among  the city of Dallas’ next bicycle infrastructure projects is  coming to the Sylvan/Tyler-Polk corridor from I-30 to Davis.  We were told at the Dallas Bicycle Coalition meeting yesterday evening that it should kick off within the next month or so.

Here’s the public announcement letter received by one of our Board members who lives within the public announcement area:

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We appreciate the leadership of Scott Griggs who has helped bring more bicycling infrastructure to our neighborhood, our local bike shops, Oak Cliff Bicycle Company and Dallas Bike Works who sell and support city bicycling, and developers like Dave Spence for having the foresight to bring in more bicycle related businesses and encourage bicycling to his tenants businesses!

If you’d like to voice your appreciation about this new project, please email Scott Griggs at scott.griggs@dallascityhall.com or Jared White at jared.white@dallascityhall.com.

Bike Friendly Oak Cliff is on Instagram!

August 22, 2014 Comments Off

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Bike Friendly Oak Cliff is now on Instagram to share daily photos of local cycling advocacy issues, BFOC events, rides, and anything else that promotes cycling in our great city.  We hand over the account every two weeks or so to a different BFOC board member to give you a fresh perspective on everything cycling related in Oak Cliff and the surrounding areas.

Vamos al Trabajo por Bicicleta, el 16 de Mayo, Estación de Descanso de Oak Cliff, Jefferson St. Viaduct

May 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

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El Día Nacional de Irse en Bicicleta al Trabajo

Viernes

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.smallplantebikeslogo

 

Próximamente LASBICISDEOAKCLIFF.ORG!

Bike to Work, May 16th, Oak Cliff Energizer Station, Jefferson St. Viaduct

May 6, 2014 § 1 Comment

PrintRiding 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!

smallplantebikeslogoGroup 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!

Spring DADA Bike Swarm and Uptown Ciclovia

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!

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Let’s roll!

dadaFirst 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

RSVP

 

uptown-ciclovia-logoNext, 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

Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/Eznb6

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