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

 

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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!

Lee Harvey Oswald History Group Ride is Cancelled!

November 23, 2013 § Leave a comment

Due to inclement weather, we’re cancelling today’s history group ride. Plan on heading out to the Tweed Ride on December 8th!

 

 

Full List of Cyclesomatic 2013 Events

October 2, 2013 § Leave a comment

Cyclesomatic 2013

The ONLY annual bicycle festival of it’s kind in North Texas, Cyclesomatic is back for it’s 5th edition.  For full information on each event, check out the Cyclesomatic 2013 menu on the right side of the home page!  Also, join the Bike Friendly Oak Cliff Facebook group to keep up to date on the happenings throughout the month of October.

Griggs and City Staff Explain 5th St Bicycle Sharrows

September 18, 2013 § 3 Comments

Please see FAQs prepared by Staff regarding shared bike arrow markings or “sharrows” in Kidd Springs.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  The FAQs below were prepared by City Staff.  We are also in the process of preparing additional maps showing bike facility development in North Oak Cliff.
Thank you for your continued support for more bike facilities in our community.
1)      Why was 5th St selected for an east-west route in this area?
The 2011 Dallas Bike Plan identified multiple bicycle routes in the Kidd Springs Park area, specifically on Bishop and Zang.  The Bishop Ave. bike lane is already complete from Colorado to just north of Davis.  The proposed bike route on Zang will extend from Greenbriar to 5th Street.  The shared lane markings were added to 5th Street to facilitate a marked connection between the bicycle routes on Zang, Bishop and to Kidd Springs Park.
2)      Was the surrounding neighborhood given an opportunity to provide feedback on the selection of 5th Street for the sharrows?
Bicycles are allowed on all City streets and the addition of the shared lane markings (sharrows) does not change the operational characteristics of the street.   The shared lane markings only serve to emphasize the shared nature of all streets and to create connections between other bicycle facilities.    Since the addition of sharrows does not change the existing conditions of the street (number of lanes, on-street parking, etc) public meetings are not held when those types of markings are installed.  This is also true for other street restriping projects that do not make changes to how the street functions.
3)      More generally, was the placement of these markings and the broader system of bicycle facilities well-publicized for affected communities to review?
On April 3rd, 2013 the City Council was briefed on the status of the Dallas Bikeway System, including a map of bicycle routes to be installed within the next few years.  This map included the addition of 5th Street as a planned route.  The briefing can be reviewed through the following link.
During the development of the 2011 Dallas Bike Plan, multiple meetings were held to gather public input on proposed routes.
4)      What effort is made to explain the meaning of the markings to residents (e.g. that the sharrows mean both cars and cyclists can use the road and they don’t affect on-street parking rules)?  Information regarding the different bicycle facility types, including shared lane markings can be found on the City’s website. (www.dallascityhall.com/public_works/bikePlan)
The City is also trying to develop an education campaign to inform all citizens on the different bicycle facility types and what they mean for both drivers and cyclists.  City staff recently applied for State funding to develop such a program but unfortunately it was not selected for funding.  The North Central Texas Council of Governments is working to develop a regional educational program on bicycle awareness and the City will closely coordinate with that agency for the use of their materials.

City staff are also in the process of developing a Bicycle Advisory Working Group of Dallas Citizen interested in promoting the City’s bicycle programs.  This group, once developed, will help with items such as advocacy, outreach, education, and fundraising to help support the bicycle program.  If this is something you might be interested in, please let me know and we can discuss what this group would do and what may be required of those serving on it.

The Craft and Growler Bicycle Brewery Tour, October 5th

September 13, 2013 § 2 Comments

Go to their website!

*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.

Get ready for the second installment of the bicycle brewery tour for 2013! The first event to kick off the month long Cyclesomatic bicycle celebrations, the tour will be longer, busier, and more delicious this time around.

We’ll also have a special limited edition, commemorative tour pint glass for sale to benefit Bike Friendly Oak Cliff.  The glass will be $5 and will be sold at each stop until supplies run out.  The glass will have a C&G and BFOC logo on it.  *Cash or Credit will be accepted. BFOC is a non-profit organization benefiting bicycle advocacy in Oak Cliff and the rest of Dallas.

 

*This is a free event to the public and a guided group bicycle ride.  No registration required.  There ARE costs to purchase alcohol at the first 3 stops, so please bring cash with you. Not all stops may accommodate credit cards. You are responsible for locking up your own bicycle at each tour stop location.

Here are the details to participate:

Meet Up LocationMain St. Garden, near the taco stand

Meet Up Time:  11:15 AM

Departure Time:  11:45 AM

Total Route Mileage: 13 miles, slow pace

Route Maphttp://goo.gl/maps/JiwKg

RSVP HERE

3601 Parry Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

3601 Parry Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

First Stop, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM….Craft and Growler; $Discounted beers, Purchase commemorative tour glass, $5

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2823 St Louis St, Dallas, TX 75226

Second Stop, 1:15 PM…Deep Ellum Brewing Company; 10oz glass for $5 and 2 tickets for beer. Cash only

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1530 Inspiration Dr., Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75207

Third stop, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM…Community Beer Company; $6 for 2 beers, tour

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423 Singleton Blvd
Dallas, TX 75212

Fourth stop, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM….Four Corners Brewing Company; $No Charge, samples and tour

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Fifth and final stop, Small Brew Pub; 5:00 PM…Small Brew Pub; $No Charge, samples

Group ride back to Main St Garden

Fixed Touring’s – The Mini-Cat (Alley Kitten)

July 12, 2013 § Leave a comment

FixedTouring

This Saturday evening, the Fixed Touring guys will be hosting an Alley Kat race at Four Corners Brewing Co.  If you’ve never been to an Alley Kat or don’t know what one is, read their description here, and see the event here:

On July 13 2013 Fixed Touring will embark upon a mission to provide the city of Dallas with a bicycle race like they have never seen!

Full sized bikes racing a compressed Alley Cat, full of obstacles, Challenges and Trivia.

What is the problem with bicycle racing as it is, you say? Well, touring races are very long and fairly uneventful not to mention hard to watch. Criteriums are easier to watch, but repetitive. The Alley-Cat — now there’s a race! However, it is probably the hardest to observe due to the sporadic and unpredictable nature. Solution: we are going to wrap an action packed Alley-Cat around the spectators. Watch as the bravest cyclists in town battle it out through stations and over obstacles to be the first victor of the Fixed Touring Mini-Cat.

Four Corners Brewing will be selling pints of delicious cold beer, and tours of the brewery will be available. And food trucks will be on site to provide the eats.

There will be a small $5 entry fee for those Racing with prizes going to the top finishers. Must bring your own bike and wear a Helmet.

We will also have NEW t-shirts on sale and FREE stickers.

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Here’s what Fixed Touring is about:

About

Fixed Touring is a non-profit organization to promote cycling in Dallas. We are hoping to give back to the community and sponsor fun rides, Fixed and Free.
Company Overview

Fixed Touring established in 2012 is a not for profit bicycle advocacy organization. Fixed Touring provides unique opportunities for Dallas/Fort Worth cyclists to increase bicycle skills, maintenance and route knowledge across the state while decreasing the amount of gears.

The goal of Fixed Touring is to promote and showcase reliable, self sufficient, and logical means to physical activity…1 gear & 1 bike at a time. Comprised of five officers and two members from a variety of backgrounds and professions, Fixed Touring is organized just as diverse as the areas we seek to serve.

Fixed Touring seeks to increase awareness of cycling and active lifestyle events, promote community-wide physical fitness, and benefit partnering companies/organizations.

Fixed Touring’s strategy is to influence participation in regular physical activity by associating it with sustainable transportation, promoting cycling awareness, reaching physical activity requirements, spending time with friends, having fun, and seeing the country on two wheels.

Fixed Touring will target riders/non-riders alike and a focus will be placed on developing cycling communities, enhancing cycling awareness, developing active transportation infrastructure and promoting community cycling events.

Fixed Touring seeks to improve citizen’s attitudes, self-efficacy and perception through a person-oriented and community-driven program, successfully implementing bicycle touring and transportation in conjunction with the recently passed Dallas Bike Plan, local business funding and community organization support.

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