Cyclesomatic 2012

Bike Friendly Oak Cliff presents the fourth annual Cyclesomatic, a celebration of all things bicycle! Back and better than ever, this year’s event will span the entire month of October, the best month for riding in North Texas!  Here’s the complete schedule descriptions, times and dates of each event:

Tour to the Lake

September 29th – 30th

Meet Up Tme:  11:00 AM

Meet Up Location:  Buzz Brews; 2801 Commerce St , Dallas, Texas 75226

More Information Here…

Pack up your panniers and pop tents and get ready for the Third Annual TOUR TO THE LAKE. We will be starting with brunch and drinks at Buzzbrews in Deep Ellum at 11am, leaving at 12pm. We will then ride to Cedar Hill State Park, camp overnight, and ride back Sunday.

Ride to the State Fair

October 2nd

Meet Up Time:  6:00 PM

Meet Up Location:  Main Street Garden

More information here…

“Howdy, Folks! It’s time to saddle up and ride out to the great STATE FAIR OF TEXAS!  Join us Tuesday October 2, 6pm at Main
Street Garden.  We’re riding out promptly at 6:30pm.  Tuesdays at the Fair are discount days with entree fee of $5 (with Dr. Pepper can that
we’ll supply) and 1/2 off rides!  Bring front and rear lights, helmet, LOCK, cash, and id.”

Fall into Fitness Family Bike Ride

October 6th

Time:  8:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Location:  Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E Lawther Dr, Dallas, TX 75218

More information here…

Project Still I Rise, Empowered Pedals, and the Bath House Cultural Center are happy to host the Empowered Pedals Fall Into Fitness Family Bike Ride!  The ride will be a 1/4 – 5 mile fun ride for all ages.  Free helmets will be provided to the first 100 participants, compliments of the Texas Medical Association’s Hard Hats for Little Heads Program.  There will also be a helmet safety class provided by UT Southwestern Medical Center, and free tune-ups and light repair provided by Richardson Bike Mart.

Photo Velo Scavenger Hunt

October 7th

Meet Up Time:  11:30 AM; Start:  12:00PM

Meet Up Location: Ten Bells Tavern, 232 West 7th Street  Dallas, TX 75208

More information here….

Bikes. Cameras. Action. It’s our FREE 4th annual bicycle photo scavenger hunt. How’s it work? Register your team of two to four cyclists at noon. At 12:30, teams will be given a list of items to photograph around Oak Cliff. Bring your bike, map/smartphone, a Sharpie, camera, a sense of humor, and have a place/way to print your pics. Race ends at 4; disqualification awaits those who run tardy. Prizes awarded to the top team and individuals.

iBike Rosemont

October 8th – 12th

Time: Mon – Fri, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM; Fri 3:00 PM

Location:  Rosemont Primary School, 1919 Stevens Forest Drive, Dallas, TX 75208

iBike Rosemont is a combined effort between Rosemont Elementary, parents, students and neighbors. The week consists of morning bike rides to school by parents and students. The riders get a card that is punched each day they ride their bike to school. At the end of the week, the kids, their parents, volunteers and teachers participate in a group bike ride to Eno’s in the Bishop Arts District, where the kids turn their punch cards in for a free root beer float.

Indeed, that’s a beer bicycle

Cargo Bike Build Workshop

October 13th -14th

Times:  13th:  11:00 AM- 2:00 PM, 14th: Noon – 3:00 PM

Location:  Adamson High School auto shop; 201 East 9th Street  Dallas, TX 75203

Pre-register here…

A unique, one-of-a-kind opportunity for builders and bystanders to watch and learn how to make a Dutch style cargo bike.  Tom Labonty with Tom’s Cargo Bikes from Portland, Oregon will conduct a 2 day workshop on how to build one of his cargo bikes using found and used parts.  To see him in action, check out this trailer of One Less Truck.  During the workshop, you’ll learn how to construct a Dutch style cargo bike using found or used parts. Lunch and beverages included.

Ride the Oak Cliff Home Tour

October 13th – 14th

Times:  Ticket Sales open at 11:30 AM, 12:00 – 6:00 PM

Location:  Bishop Arts District in front Hunky’s

Ride the OOCCL Home Tour and get a discount on your tickets!  What better way to see Oak Cliff’s 2012 tour homes than slowly and on a bicycle?  Avoid the hassle of moving your car and finding a parking space.  See the full list of homes on the tour.  Ride your bicycle to the ticket booth in the Bishop Arts District in front of Hunky’s to purchase your discounted tickets.

 Bicycle Rack Competition Kick Off
October 13th

Time:  11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location:  Adamson High School auto shop; 201 East 9th Street  Dallas, TX 75203

Bicycle parking is coming to Oak Cliff!  While there are several local businesses and places to park your bicycle, it’s all too common to have to use a light pole or stop sign in order to park your bicycle.  Simply, we need more!  Our members deserve better, so we are formerly announcing plans for a bicycle rack design and build competition at the Cargo Bike Build Workshop presented by BFOC and Oil and Cotton.  We plan on picking a winner and eventually putting it into production right here in Oak Cliff.  Designers and builders, pay attention and stay tuned for more information!

Better Block Family Reunion

October 13th

Time:  3:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location:  TBD

Returning back home from much acclaim and to it’s original roots, Team Better Block will host a family reunion. Get ready for street activation and complete street treatments to showcase all that is a Better Block.  More detail coming soon!

The Wild West Bike Bonanza

October 16th


Meet up time:  8:00 PM

Meet up location:  The Whole Foods in Lakewood , 2118 Abrams Road  Dallas, TX 75214

More information here….

Ride out in your best Wild West attire, and maybe win a prize for best costume! Final destination is tentatively scheduled for Adair’s Saloon in Deep Ellum. This ride is brought to you by TITS Tuesday and RUB.

**Adult Friendly

Bike to City Hall

October 17th

Meet up time: 8:00 AM, Roll out: 8:15 AM

Meet up location:  Main Street Garden

Oak Cliff ride out:  Meet at Oddfellows @7:30 AM

There’s a lot to celebrate this year – from the addition of bike lanes and sharrows downtown and at Rosemont Elementary, to the projects in North Dallas and Deep Ellum. As we continue to make progress with the Bike Plan, let’s take this day to show City Hall how proud we are of the new updates to our communities and for our Council Members’ continued support of this initiative! This year we’re updating our initial meeting location so we can bike the new shared-lanes to City Hall! Cyclists from all corners of the city are invited to meet us at Main Street Garden by 8am. At 8:15am we’ll all head up to the City Hall Plaza for a quick press conference including an update on bike plan progress and a rally of grassroots support from our most vocally supportive City Council representatives including Scott Griggs, Mayor Rawlings and others (Have you asked your Council Rep to show their support?) We’ll wrap things up by 9am so folks can head off to work and all. Join us in this demonstration of the strength of our cycling community and our massive support for a bike friendly city. A Bike Friendly Oak Cliff group will head out from Oddfellow’s at 7:30am. Check the blog comments for other group rides from your neighborhood, or start one and post it in the blog comments!

Bike-In Movie

October 20th

Meet up time:  7:30 PM; Start:  8:15 PM

Location:  Stephens Park Golf Course, 1005 North Montclair Avenue  Dallas, TX 75208

Cycle, walk, roller skate, hitchhike/carpool, or hop/skip/jump your way to our bike-in movie night. We’ll be screening a selection of two-wheel-related short films seen at Bike Film Festival showcases from around the country. Bring blankets, pillows, and your favorite picnic supplies to camp out in front of the big screen and get cozy under the stars.

Halloween Race and Bicycle Festival

*Spooky Cross Cyclocross Race Part I

October 27th

Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location:  Rosemont Primary School, 1919 Stevens Forest Drive, Dallas, TX 75208

Spooky Cross Returns for 2012 with more thrills and spills than ever! The Halloween themed cyclocross race will sure to thrill both racers and spectators.  Racers will hurl themselves around a one mile off-road coarse leaping over barriers while trying not to crash along the way. Heckling and spectator hooliganism is encouraged! Don’t forget to bring your cowbell!  The last race of the day is a free spooky kids Halloween race where everyone’s a winner.

Along side the bike race we’ll be having our Halloween  Bicycle Fair.  The fair will include face painting and pumpkin carving for the kids as well as plenty of activity on two wheels including a spooky fun kid’s bike rodeo, and costume bike race.  The aerial crew from Richardson Bike Mart will also be coming out to thrill the crowd with their high flying bike acrobatics.  This will be an event not to be missed!

Texas Custom Bicycle Show

October 27th – 28th

Times:  10:00 AM -4:30 PM both days

Location:  Club DaDa, 2720 Elm Street  Dallas, TX 75226

More information!

The Texas Custom Bicycle Show is an exhibition of custom bicycle frame builders, this year in Dallas, Texas, Oct 27-28 with styles as diverse as road, mountain, city bikes, and track bikes. Built in steel, ti, and carbon, there is something for everyone.

Spooky Cross Cyclocross Race -Part Deuce

October 28th

Time:  11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location:  Dallas Heritage Village, 1515 S. Harwood St.

The lovely Dallas Heritage Village will be hosting Spooky Cross day two. We’re teaming up with the folks at the Cedars Food Truck Park and Rahr to have an action packed, wacky day of cyclecross racing and hooliganism. Sunday racers will be encouraged to race in costume.  Those who dont will face the wrath of fearsome & rowdy spectators.  We’ll wrap the day up with our free kids race and the adult kids costume race ($5) where hijinks are sure to ensue. Anything goes – tall bikes, tandems, unicycles as long as the rider is in costume! Prizes for best costumes and good times for all!




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