Author Archives: Jason Roberts

GROUP RIDE: ON THE TRAIL OF LEE HARVEY OSWALD, APRIL 30TH HISTORY TOUR

BFOC is bringing back the On the Trail of Lee Harvey Oswald history tour bicycle ride on Sunday, April 30th 2017 at 11:30AM starting at Dealey Plaza in Downtown Dallas, and passing the infamous residences of JFK’s alleged assassin. This was the group ride that launched BFOC in 2008, and is one of our favorites. […]

After more than half a century, the streetcar is back in Oak Cliff!

It’s hard to believe that this day has officially arrived! At 8:40AM, a handful of dignitaries, engineers, city staff, and DART officials met at Union Station in Downtown Dallas to ride the streetcar back to Oak Cliff. I sat beside my close friends and mentors, Luis and Sylvia Salcedo, who were my teammates in helping […]

Where’s Our Bike Share?

In November, the Friends of Fair Park, in an attempt to wag the dog, setup a single bike share station to try and get the ball rolling on our city’s stagnating program. The Dallas Observer covered the event, spotlighting the ridiculous nature of having only one station sitting in a park that goes unused for most […]

‘ello Guvnor! Details on the Dallas 2014 Tweed Ride

‘Ello Guvnor! BFOC is getting all dolled up once again for the 2014 Dallas Tweed Ride on Sunday, November 23rd. Once again we’ll meet at the Grassy Knoll in downtown Dallas at 1:30PM, ride through downtown, inside of Dallas Heritage Village, across the Houston bridge (if it’s completed), through Bishop Arts, and on to the Turner House in North […]

Extend the Streetcar, Stop Subsidizing Parking Garages

(The new streetcar line connecting Oak Cliff to Downtown Dallas. photo from Dart.org) We’ve reached a point where the success of the Bishop Arts District is causing an unpleasant realization: We’re out of room, and we either spread to the next block, or we start digging parking garages. At approximately $10Million dollars a garage, you’re looking […]

The Tweed Ride is Rescheduled to next weekend, Sat. Dec 14th!

UPDATE! We’re rescheduling the Tweed Ride to next weekend, Saturday (not Sunday!) at 3:30PM due to the freeze. We’re still meeting at the Grassy Knoll downtown. If you’re like us, this gives you an extra weekend to grab your tweed outfit you waited to buy until the last minute! The next day is the Holiday […]

Lee Harvey Oswald History Group Ride is Cancelled!

Due to inclement weather, we’re cancelling today’s history group ride. Plan on heading out to the Tweed Ride on December 8th!    

Bonnie and Clyde ride cancelled due to inclement weather

All: We’re cancelling the ride today due to inclement weather. The streets are a little too slick for a large ride, and want to make sure everyone is safe. We’ll reschedule in the near future. Please check back soon. BFOC

On the Trail of Bonnie and Clyde, Group History Ride!

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 […]

50 Years Later: Tracing the Footsteps of Lee Harvey Oswald Group Ride

50 years ago, the city of Dallas was forever changed by a major tragedy…the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. To honor this date in history, BFOC is bringing back the Tracing the Footsteps of Lee Harvey Oswald history tour bicycle ride on Saturday, November 23rd, at 1:30 PM starting at Dealey Plaza in Downtown […]