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.

BFOC and O.C. Film Festival Polaroid Bike Ride!

June 2, 2014 § 2 Comments

BFOC.OCFF BikeRide

Bike Friendly Oak Cliff
&
Oak Cliff Film Festival
invite you to the first ever
Pola-Ride Collaboration

Saturday, June 21


Inspired by Eadweard Muybridge’s galloping-horse photo studies, this modern-day ride is geared to gather a stop-motion historical view of Oak Cliff as seen through the eyes of cyclists.

Two teams, Team Muybridge and Team Lumiere, will each be given a Polaroid camera and a pack of film to capture images that create a narrative of our OC neighborhood. After all eight images are shot, each team will organize them and produce a 15-second “film” to be uploaded to Instagram and tagged #OCFF2014. Based on creative merit, winners will be announced and prizes distributed at the event’s ending.

WE PROVIDE
A Polaroid camera (must be returned)
An 8-shot pack of Polaroid film (additional packs available for purchase in the T.T. lobby)

YOU PROVIDE
A bike and creative spirit

THE START
Arrive at 6:00 for instructions and team assignment
Depart at 6:30

THE FINISH
Arrive and upload at The Jefferson Tower by 8:30

RSVP

Stick around after the ride for an OCFF rooftop screening at the Jefferson Tower at 9.

……………………………………………….

The third annual Oak Cliff Film Festival will take place at the historic Texas Theatre, the Kessler Theater, the Bishop Arts Theater, Oil & Cotton, and other venues in North Oak Cliff, June 19–22, 2024.

For more information: http://oakclifffilmfestival.com/

-Holly

Rolling Ribbon Cutting June 15 for the Trinity River Revel!

May 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

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You’re invited to join Bike Friendly Oak Cliff and cyclists from around the city to celebrate the grand opening of three new bike-friendly arrivals to the Trinity River corridor: Trinity Skyline Trail along the river, the Continental Avenue Bridge Park and West Dallas Gateway Plaza connecting to Trinity Groves, and the Sylvan Avenue Bridge that includes a bike lane!

The ride begins at the east end of the Continental Bridge at 2pm sharp, but the festivities go on all day! A gospel brunch, farmers market, driving range, 1930s danceathon, kids craft zone, playground, pachanga party, food trucks, vintage car show and more – there’s something for everyone.

Even a chance to win a new Phat Cycle Sea Wind Cruiser bicycle from Richardson Bike Mart! Register to ride your bike as part of this rolling ribbon cutting and your name will go into a drawing. Rsvps here, and get all the details for the day at trinityriverrevel.com

Cliff Temple Baptist donates $2,000 for iBike Rosemont lights for kids

May 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Thanks to a generous donation from the Cliff Temple Baptist Church, we’ll be handing out lights to all the kids who bike to Rosemont Elementary school next week!

We purchased over 800 special red and white LED bike light sets from Bike Texas. Each pair even includes some great tips for biking – in English & Spanish!

 

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iBike Rosemont advocates for better bicycling infrastructure, bike safety resources for kids, and for more kids to bike to school on a regular basis. In the past, TxDOT has had a Safe Routes to School grant program, which BFOC and iBike Rosemont used to fund lights for the riders, but the fund no longer exists. Thanks to Cliff Temple Baptist BFOC will be able to provide lights to all the iBike Rosemont riders as well as to other kids in the neighborhood through local schools and BFOC kid-friendly bike rides like Kidical Mass.

 

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The Bike Friendly Oak Cliff Board accepting the check. Thanks Cliff Temple Baptist!

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!

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