2013 Educational Series

Education is a key component in helping build a bike friendly community, however it usually gets put aside because it’s too expensive, too timely or not cool!howtoride

We’d like to help change those notions by introducing an Educational Series that will hopefully encourage more riders to take up bicycling as part of their lifestyle or simply push more people to supplement trips that are less than 3 miles on a bicycle.

Here’s what we’ve got scheduled or are working on scheduling:

April 10th, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Alta West Davis, 1836 West Davis St. | Dallas TX 75208 

Basic Bicycle Maintenance, a Free Monthly Workshop by ocbc-logo-smallOak Cliff Bicycle Company:

Jeremy Ordaz, the owner of Oak Cliff Bicycle Company located in the Bishop Arts District will host free monthly workshops for anyone interested in learning a few basic bicycle maintenance skills.  The first one will be at Alta West Davis and subsequent workshops will switch back and forth to his shop on Bishop Ave.  Email info@ocbicycleco.com

April 20th,7:45 AM – 2:00 PM, El Jordan Restaurant, 416 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208, Bishop Arts District

Traffic Skills 101 facilitated by Bike DFW BikeDFWlogo:

Traffic Skills 101 (TS101) gives cyclists the confidence they need to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. Through TS101, students learn how to conduct bicycle safety checks, fix a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques. We recommended this class for adults and children above age fourteen. The curriculum is fast-paced, and prepares cyclists for a full understanding of vehicular cycling.  Register Here Today!

To Be Scheduled

How to Commute by Bicycle: Once you’ve gotten used to using the new bicycle infrastructure and riding safely in the roads, you may be thinking how can I incorporate using my bicycle to ride to work?  More details soon…

How to Build a Bike Friendly Neighborhood:  We’ve been very happy to see how the Bike Friendly concept has taken off here in the DFW area since we started in late 2008.  We’ve helped several BF groups get started, and want to create a workshop so more people can learn a few basic things to get their own Bike Friendly neighborhood group started.  More details soon..

Bicycle Film Screenings:  There are several great bicycle themed documentaries we’d love to screen.  We’ll be working with local theaters to show a few films right here in Oak Cliff.  More details soon…

Cargo Bicycle Build WorkshopLast October, we brought in Tom Labonty from Portland, Oregon to help teach us how to build Dutch style cargo bicycles.  Today, Oak Cliff Cargo Bicycles has been launched and is making them to sell right here in DFW.  They’ll be facilitating another workshop in the Fall.  More details soon…occb_vert_rgb

Speaker Series:

Jason Roberts on receiving Bike Texas award behalf BFOC

There are several great voices for bicycle friendly issues that live right here in Oak Cliff and surrounding cities.  We’re working to put together several speaking engagements with them, including Jason Robert’s, BFOC and Team Better Block co-founder and Patrick Kennedy, writer and local urbanist best known for his blog Car Free in Big D

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