November 1, 2013 § Leave a Comment
The weekend of November 9th is the Dallas Contemporary’s 35th anniversary. I had no idea how much they’ve contributed to the visual beauty of our in-town neighborhoods until they told me about all the murals they’ve helped create.
So Cycle Style is leading a tour of 4 of the 5 of their murals in the Design District and West Dallas. Complete with a docent from the museum to tell us about each one! We’ll see works from Shepard Fairey, JMR, Sour Grapes, and Faile. Some home-town and some international favorites in there!
Saturday November 9th, 11am – embark from the Dallas Contemporary, 1pm – return.
We’ll start and end at the Dallas Contemporary, and we’ll return to find the Tutta’s Pizza food truck at the end of our ride!
See dallascontemporary.org/alivefr35 for a full run-down of the celebration’s events, all FREE by the way, except for the Saturday night Birthday Bash – it’s going to be an epic weekend to remember.
Get up-to-the-minute details on Dallas Cycle Style’s facebook event.
October 9, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Pull out your favorite Fall cocktail attire, we’ve been invited for Cyclist Happy Hour at the Nasher!
From 4pm-5pm Sunday October the 20th, we’ll be mosying through the Nasher garden, admiring Picasso’s talent in clay… and sipping complimentary cocktails because we arrived in style (on bikes, of course!)
It’s all for the Nasher’s 10th Anniversary weekend, AND they’re installing new BIKE RACKS! They want the cycling community to feel welcome. And we want another great excuse to visit the Nasher! And sip afternoon cocktails. And ride through town in this amazing weather!
Events at the Nasher are scheduled throughout the day Sunday, from 10am to 10pm. Here’s the full run-down. My favorite highlights are yoga in the morning, Ballet Folklorico in the street at noon, and free Cool Haus ice-cream sandwiches. The Nasher really knows how to throw a party.
A few of us will be gathering at Oak Cliff’s Oddfellow’s at 1:45pm, to depart shortly thereafter – if you’d like to meet us at Main St Garden, let us know on the Facebook Event – we’d swing by on our way, at about 2:15pm. At 2:30 is the 360 Lecture: Nasher Xchange Panel.
Have you heard of this public art display all over the City?! It’s kicking off 10 commissioned pieces being installed this month, to stay up through February. I can’t wait to hear more about the whole project. Then afterward is the wine reception. Before the Cyclist Happy Hour starts…..
You need to rsvp for the 360 Xchange & reception though – just email 360RSVP@nashersculpturecenter.org and you’re set. Free admission, free parking, free wine, cocktails and don’t forget the art! What a lovely afternoon it will be. AND we’ll even be home by dark.
October 7, 2013 § Leave a Comment
BFOC Start: Ten Bells Tavern, 232 W 7th St, Dallas, TX 75208
Time: Meet up 6:30, Roll Out 7pm sharp
Grab your glow sticks and your LEDs! Bike Friendly Cedars is hosting the City’s largest lighted ride and bike competition. BFOC will ride from Bishop Arts down to the Main Street Gardens where we’ll meet up with other Bike Friendly groups before heading over the Museum District for Aurora 2013. The illuminated bike ride will sure to be an awesome pedal powered light show. Bike Friendly Cedars will be offering prizes for best lighted bike so bring your A-Game!
More about Aurora 2013 Here
October 2, 2013 § Leave a Comment
The 5th Annual PhotoVelo Bicycle Photo Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, October 6, 2013 | 12 p.m.–5:30 ish | Lee Harvey’s
HOW IT WORKS
Register your team online here. Or, arrive at 12:00 to enter your team.
At 1 p.m. teams will be given a list of items to photograph around Downtown/Arts District, the Cedars, and Deep Ellum. Race ends at 5; disqualification awaits those who roll in late. Winners announced soon after.
2 min, 4 max
Your bike, map/smartphone, a Sharpie, camera, a sense of humor, and have a place/way to print your photos (there is a CVS downtown).
- $75 Lee Harvey’s bar/kitchen gift certificate awarded to the team with the highest score
- Bike Friendly Oak Cliff Pint Glass (10 prizes)*
- A Bacon Lee Harvey Gift Set: Tote and T-shirt*
- Concert tickets, gift certificates, and swag from our friends at the Dallas Observer* (event article)*Prizes awarded for creative merit.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE
Arrive early and brunch. Lee Harvey’s opens at noon and there’s plenty of bike parking in the gated courtyard. HAPPY HOUR PRICES ALL DAY FOR ENTERED CYCLISTS! PLUS, Free coffee from Full City Rooster!
October 2, 2013 § Leave a Comment
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.
September 30, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Join Councilman Scott Griggs and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff Wednesday October 23rd for at ride through downtown, starting at Main Street Garden at 8am, to the Dallas City Hall Plaza for an 8:30am press conference.
Oak Cliff cyclists will meet at 7:30am @ Oddfellows to bike into downtown together, converging with cyclists from all over town at Main Street Gardens.
We’ve had some major bike infrastructure come online since the adoption of our Bike Plan, and we want our Council Reps and City Staff to know that we appreciate their hard work and are excited to see more coming online soon!
Our friends at Biking in Dallas gathered some overview stats from the most recent update to Council on the Bike Plan progress (actual slides from Assistant City Manager Jill Jordan’s presentation here):
So far, the city has completed 136 miles of bike facilities (including 125 miles off-road and 11 miles on-road), out of over 1127 miles planned. The goal is to complete everything in ten years.
Comparing Dallas to other cities, we seem to have a lot of bike infrastructure – but if you restrict the comparison to separated facilities only, we go from leading to lagging.
The 2012-2014 project phase is focusing on areas near downtown, and will cost about $975,000, not including maintenance.
The Dallas Street Department has $500,000 a year to implement these facilities.
Beyond 2014, work will expand to a much more extensive network through Dallas neighborhoods.
This will be funded through the Street Department’s $500,000 a year and about $575,000 in 2012 bond funds, spread over four years.
But at these currently allocated funding levels, there’s no way the planned improvements will be completed in 10 years.
Possible funding sources include future bond programs, the city’s General Fund, grants and private donations.
The good folks at City Hall planning and implementing our Bike infrastructure need to know we support their work and we want them to do whatever is necessary to continue with our Bike Plan goals!
Invite your friends on Facebook to the event and let us know in the comments there if there’s a spot in your ‘hood where folks could join you for the ride to Main Street Garden. See you then!
September 13, 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.
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 Location: Main 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 Map: http://goo.gl/maps/JiwKg
First Stop, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM….Craft and Growler; $Discounted beers, Purchase commemorative tour glass, $5
Second Stop, 1:15 PM…Deep Ellum Brewing Company; 10oz glass for $5 and 2 tickets for beer. Cash only
Third stop, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM…Community Beer Company; $6 for 2 beers, tour
Fourth stop, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM….Four Corners Brewing Company; $No Charge, samples and tour
Fifth and final stop, Small Brew Pub; 5:00 PM…Small Brew Pub; $No Charge, samples
Group ride back to Main St Garden
August 22, 2013 § 2 Comments
DADA And Deep Ellum Community Association Join Forces For Fall Gallery Walk Sept. 21, 2013
Including Panel Discussion, Bike Swarm, DADA Docents, Dallas Love Project
In honor of International Peace Day, The Dallas Art Dealers Association and Deep Ellum Community Association are joining forces for Fall Gallery Walk on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, featuring thirty-five of DADA’s leading member galleries, museums, and nonprofit art spaces as well as xxx galleries in Deep Ellum. The event includes DADA Docents providing information at selected art spaces, and the DADA Bike Swarm bringing together the Bike Friendly groups from Oak Cliff, Design District, Deep Ellum and The Cedars. Paintings from the Dallas Love Project also are on display at select members galleries. Two films in honor of International Peace Day will be screened at Samuel Lynne Galleries. DADA’s Fall Panel Discussion on “Embracing Latin American Art” will be Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at Cathedral Guadalupe. For more information, visit dallasartdealers.org or call 214.914.1099. Media Sponsors are Patron Magazine and moderndallas.net.
DADA Bike Swarm
Saturday, September 21st, 11:00 am – 5 pm
Several Bike Friendly groups will come together to ride in DADA’s Bike Swarm. Cyclists of all age levels and abilities are invited. Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, Bike Friendly Cedars, Bike Friendly Design District, and Bike Friendly Deep Ellum will work together to cover the neighborhoods of Oak Cliff, Deep Ellum and the Design District. Bike Swarm is part of the DADA Fall Gallery Walk on Saturday, Sept. 21.
Here are the group ride details:
Riders can start at any of the following stops:
- 11 a.m. Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 West Jefferson Boulevard (ride from Oak Cliff to Deep Ellum for lunch at Burger Fest and a visit to area galleries);
- 2 p.m. at Kettle Art Gallery, xxx (ride from Deep Ellum to Design District for a visit to area galleries);
- 3 p.m. meet at Meddlesome Moth, 1621 Oak Lawn Ave. (ride from here for tour of Design District);
- 5 p.m. return to Oak Cliff, or Deep Ellum or the Cedars.
The event is free and includes a self-guided tour of the art galleries located in the Design District as well as galleries in Deep Ellum. RSVP HERE
*Ride is for people of all ages. Please tune up your bicycle and follow all traffic laws
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.
July 12, 2013 § Leave a Comment
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.
Here’s what Fixed Touring is about:
AboutFixed 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.
July 9, 2013 § 2 Comments
Here are the details, rules, and awards:
The race will be on open streets using a clue/check-point format. Each entry must consist of 2 persons using a 1 tandem bicycle, cargo bicycle, or bicycle/trailer combo.
Entry: $5 cash or check donation per person
Registration and Check-in time: 6:00 pm
Pre Registration: http://form.jotform.us/form/21585973442158
Check-in, Start/Finish Location: 7th & Bishop Ave
Race Start time: 7:15 pm
MUST have at least one smartphone per entry
MUST have a personal Twitter account
Must Tweet a picture of yourself or teammate at all checkpoints BEFORE finishing.
Must be dressed in French inspired or classic bicycle clothing
Must be 2 participants and 1 bicycle per entry
Must be 18 or older
Must use a tandem, cargo bicycle or bicycle with a trailer
Must adhere to all traffic laws, including traffic signals and stop signs
Must have front and rear lighting
Must wear helmets
Category Tandem Bicycle
$50 and entry into Bastille Day and tee shirts
$25 and entry into Bastille Day and tee shirts
Entry into Bastille Day and tee shirts
Category Bicycle with Trailer/Cargo Bicycle
$50 and entry into Bastille Day and tee shirts
$25 and entry into Bastille Day and tee shirts
Entry into Bastille Day and tee shirts