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 9, 2013 § 1 Comment
Bill Chance is a local bicycle advocate. He gives his full report on our first Cyclesomatic event, The Craft and Growler Bicycle Brewery Tour!
Originally posted on Bill Chance:
“Good people drink good beer.”
—-Hunter S Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Back in February I went on a bike ride organized by Bike Friendly Oak Cliff that went from Klyde Warren Park to a couple of local breweries. It was a blast and a lot of fun and I was really looking forward to the second edition which was scheduled for last Saturday. This one, The Craft and Growler Bicycle Brewery Tour was more ambitious – five scheduled stops across the city.
I had a few doubts when I woke up Saturday morning. After my nighttime ride the night before to the video production on the Omni Hotel and the fireworks on Reunion Tower a powerful cold front had blown through North Texas. There was rain predicted and a cold spitting wind was cutting across the land. Still, I didn’t want to wimp out so I packed…
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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 7, 2013 § Leave a comment
Break out the fedoras and the tommy guns! The next themed ride: On the Trail of Bonnie and Clyde, kicks off this Sunday, October 13th at 1:30PM. Once again, we’ll begin our ride at Dealey Plaza.
Our trip will take us over the historic Commerce Bridge and up Beckley to the Singleton Bridge (aka: The West Dallas Viaduct), made famous in Bonnie’s poem “The Trail’s End”. From there, we’ll pass the famous Lillie McBride “Shoot-out” House, the Barrow Family Filling Station, visit Clyde and his brother Buck’s grave site, and more. Also, we’ll stop at the Chicken Scratch for drinks, and relaxation. Dressing up is advised!!!
The ride is approximately 7 miles, with one crazy hill on Vilbig street. This ride will be weather permitting. If temperatures drop below 50 degrees, or it’s raining/windy, we’ll plan on rescheduling. Check back prior to the ride date for updates.
Highlights of the trip will include:
- Meeting at Dealey Plaza to see the original 1913 Dallas County Criminal Court and Jail Bldg
- The Continental Bridge
- Stopping at the Lillie McBride “Shoot-out” House
- Stopping at the Barrow Filling Station
- Visiting the grave site of Clyde and Buck Barrow
- Drinks at Chicken Scratch
The following link is a map of highlights from the route: https://www.google.com/maps/ms?msid=208560277822861750238.000463b0ad343287078fc&msa=0&ll=32.776811,-96.80985&spn=0.017753,0.032487
October 5, 2013 § Leave a comment
OCTOBER 26th – Rosemont Elementary School. 1919 Stevens Forest DR. 11am – 3pm
OCTOBER 27th – Beautiful Dallas Heritage Village 10am – 2pm
Spooky Cross Cyclecross Race and Festival returns to Cyclesomatic for another year of spooktacular good times October 26 & 27th. Cross is Boss! Come check out competitors of all levels showing off their CX skills. Food trucks, live music and kids races will make for an excellent day for all.
Racers – Pre-register 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.