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Thank You, Bike Texas and Congressman Oberstar

Bike Friendly Oak Cliff was named Bicycle and Pedestrian Activist of the Year for our efforts to bring safer street to our city.  Congressman Oberstar, founder of the Safe Routes to School program, was on hand at the Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference in San Antonio to present the award.  Its a true honor […]

Bike Lanes too costly?

Monday, Dallas City Council reviewed details for the implementation of the bike plan as reported by the Dallas Morning News. The gist of the meeting was that the bike plan was unrealistic and is too costly to implement. Somehow other cities across the country manage to build hundreds of miles of bike infrastructure a year, […]

Time to get Spooky!

The Spooky Cross Halloween Bike race is coming to Oak Cliff Saturday!  Apart from hot crepes and waffles served up all day by the Oak Cliff Crêperie, we’ll have costume prizes in each race and we’re capping the day off with a free kids race with prizes for all. So bring your appetite, a costume, […]

Oak Cliff Coop Snoop Bike Ride

Saturday will be this year’s Cyclosomatic’s biggest day of activities, BFOCers are spoiled for choice. Besides the Hit the Road Jack historic ride of South Dallas, and the Bike Fair in Lake Cliff Park, BFOC is also leading a ride of North Oak Cliff’s finest Chicken Coops.  Come learn what the difference is between an […]

Bicycle Photo Scavenger Hunt | Sunday, 10.16

Photopolus.com and BFOC are bringing back the Bicycle Photo Scavenger hunt this Sunday! Grab your bike, grab your camera, and come on over to Eno’s at 12:00 this Sunday for another adventure on two wheels.  Sign up at info@photopolus.com.  Teams can be from 1 to 4 people.  An after party will be held in the […]

The Hug Police

Dallas Police have been known to target cyclists for not wearing helmets and not following the rules of the road.  While we don’t  support such illegal behavior, maybe there are more effective ways to enforce the law while also encouraging cycling.  Check out what the Danish police are up to:

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Ice Cream Racers

   Imagine 30 Paleta vendors racing down Jefferson!  Perhaps 2009 will bring such an event, stay tuned. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6i410_course-de-triporteurs_news

Is Dallas part of the League?

The League of American Bicyclist (LAB) is currently lobbying for legislation in Congress that promotes the Complete Streets concept.  Basically, the bill requires state and local agencies to build roadways that can be used by all, not just cars.  And yes, that means bike lanes!  Doesn’t it seem a bit odd that a bike coordinator […]

Bishop Arts Bike Fair a Success

  Sunday was a beautiful day for a bike ride and a handful of Dallas cyclists took the chance to peddle over to the Bishop Arts District for the first annual Oak Cliff Bike Fair.  The Dallas Police department was kind enough to send out their mobile bike rodeo.  The rodeo was a hit with […]