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The Dallas Dilemma

11 Names on the Ballot for Oak Cliff’s New Congressional District 33

Looks like it’s going to be a long ballot for the new congressional District that’s been created in Texas which covers parts of Oak Cliff, Fort Worth, Arlington, Grand Prairie, and Irving. 4 locals including Domingo Garcia, Jason Roberts, Carlos Quintanilla and Chrysta CastaƱeda are on the Democratic Primary ballot. Should be an exciting race! […]

Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s recommendation to the Oak Cliff Gateway Committee

It has been brought to our attention that the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce is recommending a change to the 2011 Dallas Bike Plan that would directly endanger the lives of pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers by removing safety buffers originally developed by roadway engineering experts, the community, and city leaders. This alternate solution dramatically changes […]

Developing unsafe streets is an outdated, and unsafe proposition

Last night, a 55 year old man was critically injured by a hit-and-run vehicle at Cedar Springs Road and Reagan Streets. The individual was crossing a 4-lane road in a popular area of Oak Lawn. Though the accident was tragic, the potential to reduce this man’s risk is possible with an engineering solution that reduces […]

Poll: Should Colorado Boulevard be a 2 Lane “Complete Street” or 4 Lane “Vehicular Only” Street?

The Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce is endorsing a plan to remove the City of Dallas’ 2011 Bike Plan recommendations and convert the portion of Colorado Boulevard from Bishop Avenue to Beckley from a 2 lane “Complete Street” to a 4 Lane vehicular only suburban modeled street. See the full recommendation and discussion, here. Examples […]

Dallas Rides Photo Contest…Extended!

Hi Everyone! We’ve been getting some incredible submissions for the Dallas Rides Photo Contest, as you can see below. However, we have decided to extend the deadline one week due to the recent local inclement weather. We suspect many of you would have preferred being out riding your bike and getting some great shots as […]

Pictures from On the Trail of Lee Harvey Oswald

Thanks to all for coming out to all the Cyclesomatic events this past week. Unlike last year, we had incredible weather every single day. We’ll be posting pictures throughout the week so forward any you may have, or reply to this post with links to other photo albums. Below are a few more images from […]

Godzilla vs. King Kong at the Crow Art Center in Downtown Oct. 15th

As part of IdeaWeek/TEDxSMU, BFOC is helping promote an outdoor screening of King Kong vs. Godzilla outside of the Crow Art Museum in the Dallas Arts District. The film starts at 9:30 on Friday, October 15th, so pack a blanket in your bike baskets and enjoy a night under the stars watching a japanese cult […]

And…Bike Friendly Lakewood!

Wow…we have been asleep at the wheel…Bike Friendly Lakewood is officially up as well! It looks like their Facebook group is updated more frequently than the blog, so be sure to check in both places for events and news in the area.

Reminder: This Sunday, Bicycle Frame Building Discussion

Reminder: This Sunday at noon, a discussion with Tim, from Massengill frames. Topics will range from framebuilding, design, materials, as well as the path these guys took to learn the craft of framebuilding. The lecture will be held at noon on Sunday, February 21st, at the autoshop class beside Adamson High School (201 E 9th […]