August 16, 2012 § 2 Comments
We’ve got another bike friendly group in the DFW to welcome. Bike Friendly Garland, at bikefriendlygarland.blogspot.com has been launched by Jonathan Guzman, @BicyclePOV. We met at a recent bicycle swap in Garland and I encouraged him to take the initiative and start it up, and he’s done just that. He also is a pretty good mechanic and restorer of used bicycles. Check it out!
While Jonathan has taken the initiative, he’ll need help making Bike Friendly Garland into a great bicycle advocacy group. We encourage anyone to get involved and help out!
Here’s information about their first group ride:
Click here to review, sign and present waiver forms on date of the event“Join us for a fun morning group ride to kick off Bike Friendly Garland.”Please note: that we will be riding through some roads as we ride through Garland. Rider assumes full responsibility for their actions, safety, injury and personal property. Please evaluate your own physical or health limitations before deciding to participate. We will ride as a group in a “no-drop” style ride at a leisurely pace. We may cover distances of over ten miles. Leave the spandex at home! Thanks.Make sure to follow us on our Facebook page where our event will be listed.
December 3, 2009 § 12 Comments
With Christmas right around the corner, we felt it was the perfect time to gather everyone up for a holiday themed ride. Dress up like santa, an elf, or wear an ugly holiday sweater, and join us for a group ride around Downtown Dallas. Also, we’re teaming up with Toys for Tots, and asking everyone to bring an unwrapped gift before the ride. The US Marines will be on hand to take the gifts before we head out.
This ride will begin at the new Main Street Garden Park at Harwood and Main Street (across the street from where we took the Tweed Ride group photo) on December 20th at 2:30PM. We’re going to try and drum up a Hot Chocolate sponsor to warm everyone up before we head out. Since we’re a few weeks out, the weather is unpredictable at this point, so you might want to look at buying some thermals in preparation. For those who have not attended a BFOC group ride, we ride very casually, and move at a slow to moderate pace. Be sure to decorate your bike…Home Depot has battery powered LED christmas string lights on sale right now!
Special thanks to Carlos Cardoza (our winner at the Halloween ride) for coming up with the idea and creating the artwork! For more inspiration, check out David Sedaris’ hysterical Santaland Diaries. The Facebook event page is located here. Be sure to check back for more details, and route maps.
November 6, 2009 § 11 Comments
Don your best pantaloons, knickers, argyle socks, and two-wheeler, then make haste to the Grassy Knoll as BFOC presents Dallas’ first tweed ride, November 22nd at 3:30PM. For a taste of what is in store and for apparel ideas, view the galleries of the original New York Tweed Ride, and San Francisco Tweed Ride.
Prepare to look dapper as we pedal the streets of Downtown Dallas, and stop for a pint or spot of tea at a local tavern of our choosing. Bells and baskets are encouraged, a good pipe is always favorable, keep your cameras at the ready, and wear plenty of tweed. All are welcome, even those who don’t dress the part. This is a chance to even bring along dear old mum, It should be a smashing time for all! We’ve setup a Facebook event page here as well. There will also be awards given to the most dapper lad and lass.
If we’re lucky, maybe Jeremy over at the OCBC Shoppe will arrive on one of his handmade British Pashley’s:
For more inspiration view this video of the Chap Olympiads:
and here are a few other photos from Tweed Rides past:
(photo by Matt Shaw, http://www.doozzi.com)
(photo by Matt Shaw, http://www.doozzi.com)
(photo by Matt Shaw, http://www.doozzi.com)
For more information on what to wear:
Thoughts on style from the Tweed Cycling Club
High Performance ~ Wool?
Go to the dress code section:
and for more ideas on what a British ride is all about:
Knitting Instructions for Fingerless Gloves
November 1, 2009 § 1 Comment
Thanks to everyone who came out and dressed up for the Terror on Two Wheels Group Ride this Saturday. Pee Wee Herman was the crowd favorite, and won the award for the day. Also, extra thanks to Alicia Pol of FMD for coming up with the theme, and Colin Clarke of 75208 for leading the ride. Here’s some of our favorite pics taken from some folks who attended and more are located on our Facebook event page:
October 26, 2009 § 4 Comments
Join us for the fourth group ride in our history themed series focusing on haunted sites in Dallas. Alicia Pol of FMD, and Colin Clarke of 75208 will lead the group from the Grassy Knoll in Downtown Dallas through some of the most notorious ghost-ridden spots in town.
Arrive at 2:30PM on Halloween (Saturday, Oct. 31). Costumes are encouraged and we’ll be giving out an award at the end of the ride to the best one.
A Facebook event page has been setup here as well.
Also, later that afternoon, Liberty Cycle Works is holding a Costumed Halloween ride as well at 5PM. It’s a great chance to catch two fun group rides in town:
October 12, 2009 § 1 Comment
A Group Ride has just been announced from Rat Trap Press.
From the site:
Everyone, that includes fixed gear riders, cruisers, 3 speeders, tandem riders, roadies, families, and even funky recumbent riders, you are all invited to Fort Worth on Saturday, October 17th, for a leisurely, slow paced, ride around Fort Worth. The ride is free. We will start at 10 AM at the Texas & Pacific (T&P) railway station located at 221 W. Lancaster Ave. in Fort Worth. Hopefully, with the start being at the train station, riders from other areas of the metroplex will be encouraged to attend. Here’s a link to the train schedule.
The ride, which still has yet to be named, is being organized by a group of Dallas/ Fort Worth area bike bloggers. We’re still working out some of the minor details, but here’s what we have come up with so far:
The ride will be a total of 13 miles or less with few small hills if any.
We will ride south from downtown to Magnolia Avenue stopping briefly at Panther City Bicycles.
We’ll then be heading south through the Fairmont area over to Colonel’s Bicycles near TCU for another quick visit.
The route will then take us north on the Trinity Trails to our main destination, lunch at La Familia (for you vegetarians, La Familia serves veggie tacos and chalupas).
We will then make the short ride back through downtown to the final stop at the Fort Worth Water Gardens. The Water Gardens are just a stones throw away from the T&P station.
If you’ve never ridden in Fort Worth before this is a great opportunity to ride along with some locals and catch some interesting sights that you probably wouldn’t find while riding on your own.
I will post ride updates throughout the week. Keep checking back. This should be fun.
September 17, 2009 § Leave a Comment
Tonight (Thursday) the free TX Tough Grand Prix II in Victory Park will allow spectators to quaff cocktails while watching lycra-clad cyclists pedaling at speeds faster than you can drive on Woodall Rodgers at rush hour.
For the rest of us – whether you ride a fixed-gear, cruiser, mountain bike, or a tricycle – Sunday morning’s 8 a.m., all-ages, 6.2-mile Bike Bash around downtown features a “traffic-free” course “designed so the entire community can feel safe while riding a bicycle.” It’s a fundraiser for Children’s Medical Center, with registration fees ranging from $5 for kids, $15 for students, and $30 per adult up to $70 for a family of four. Online registration closes Saturday; it’s an extra $10 if you pay when you arrive at the event.
August 21, 2009 § 3 Comments
As part of our week long Cyclesomatic Bicycle Festival, BFOC presents the third group ride in our history themed series, Hellhound On My Trail. This time, we’ll be highlighting the blues and western swing past of Dallas. Once again, we’ll begin our ride at Dealey Plaza and the grassy knoll at 2:30PM on Saturday, October 3rd. Be sure to arrive a few minutes early, as these history-themed group rides have been getting pretty large (our last one had 300 in attendance). Later that night, pedal over to the Texas Theatre at 7PM to check out the film “Beer Wars”, sponsored by New Belgium Brewery and Eno’s.
The group ride will take us through downtown Dallas and into the cradle of Dallas music history, “Deep Ellum”. From there, we’ll head over to 508 Park Avenue where the legendary Robert Johnson recorded, through the Cedars area to Bob Wills’ Longhorn Ballroom, across the scenic Corinth Street bridge, and onto the stomping grounds of T-Bone Walker. We’ll stop in the Bishop Arts for drinks, and end our tour passing Methodist Hospital, birthplace of Stevie Ray Vaughan.
The ride is approximately 9.5 miles, with some small and medium sized hills. This ride will be weather permitting. Check back prior to the ride date for updates.
The following link is a map of our proposed route: http://tr.im/tjlk
There’s also a Facebook group event for the ride here.
August 6, 2009 § 3 Comments
Mark your calendars and be sure to head out to the Mockingbird Station for a group night ride this Monday. Should be fun!