Are you thinking about moving to the Cliff and you like bikes? Lets roll!
Around the ‘Hood ‐ Because Oak Cliff was originally designed as a streetcar suburb it is made up of a grid of easily walkable, bikeable roads. You wont have a problem riding the tree‐lined streets south of the river except for the occasional hill. In North Oak Cliff, Colarado blvd, Kings Highway, 7th street, Cedar Hill Blvd, Edgefield, Greenbriar and Kessler Parkway are good streets to explore. If you’re ready to venture into downtown for destinations like the Farmers Market, the Jefferson / Houston St. Viaducts are your best bets for crossing the river. Tip for the novice rider – Don’t ride on the larger roads you usually use for driving. There’s usually a safer alternate route nearby.
Consider stopping by the new Katy Trail Ice House for a beer, but be warned, it is Uptown. Trailhead – 3.5 mile bike ride from Bishop Arts.
Sante Fe Trail –This new trail spanning from Deep Ellum to White Rock Lake has greatly advanced bike riding options for Cliff Dwellers. Find your way to the trailhead and your well on your way to White Rock Lake the most popular destination for cycling in Dallas. Forget driving to the lake try riding there. Its only five miles from Bishop Arts to the Trailhead.
Regular Road Rides
Abilities – Faster
Distance – Summer 45 miles, Winter 55+ miles
Terrain – Rolling
This newly established ride departs from Oddfellows ‘around’ 8. The route heads down to Lancaster, there are no stops. Average speed is around 17 – 22mph depending on conditions and who shows up. With some of the best roads, in the metroplex few cars are encountered. Tree tunneled one‐laners make this ride a favorite. Short cut options are available for those who are dropped or need to get back early.
Sunday 8am –The Spandex Ride
Abilities – all levels, no drop ride
Distance – 20 – 60 miles
No set route
Leaving from Oak Cliff Bike Company in Bishop Arts, this ride is open to all levels.
Typically, the group either heads out to do a couple laps of White Rock Lake or down to the hills of Mountain Creek Parkway, depending on the mood and testosterone levels.
Oak Cliff Nature Preserve (OCNP) – good single‐track a 20 minute ride from Bishop Arts
Boulder Park – A little bit more technical than OCNP, single track
Cedar Hill State Park – Not as popular as the other options listed above but still good fun.
Map to Trails ‐ http://goo.gl/maps/V9Lx
Need a bike friendly home in the Cliff?
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‐ Good Space Apartments – Rentals ‐ Finely restored 1920’s era apartments close to Bishop Arts – BFOC discount available. http://www.goodspace.com
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