Category Dallas

Proposed Thoroughfare Plan Amendment for Bicycle Infrastructure to Beckley Ave and Zang Blvd

(Mailed) February 24, 2015     CITY OF DALLAS NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING   PROPOSED THOROUGHFARE PLAN AMENDMENT (1)  BECKLEY AVENUE BETWEEN IH-30 and ZANG BOULEVARD (2)  ZANG BOULEVARD BETWEEN COLORADO BOULEVARD and BECKLEY AVENUE (3)  ZANG BOULEVARD between BECKLEY AVUENUE and DAVIS STREET   Your input is requested at a community meeting to discuss […]

¡Paletas y Bicicletas! Event Update: ¡Door Prizes!

¡Paletas y Bicicletas! is right around the corner and if the promise of BICYCLE GIVEAWAYS, LUCHADORES, PINATAS and MARIACHIS isn’t enough, there will also be DOOR-PRIZES! So for participants that may be too BIG(we prefer not to use the word OLD) to ride a children’s bike, we will giveaway passes to the Dallas Arboretum and […]

Ride with BFOC to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

Please join Bike Friendly Oak Cliff as we ride over to Greenville Ave for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Deck yourselves AND your bikes out in GREEN and join us on a family friendly ride from Oak Cliff to the parade route. A bicycle really is the best way to navigate the crowds and traffic […]

Dallas, You Just Lost Some Cool Points

We can all agree on the “Best State in the Union,” however most Texans disagree on city superiority. I imagine the argument has raged since William Barret Travis first drew a line in the sand. We may always disagree on the best city in Texas, but we can agree on what makes one city “cooler,” […]

Is it Naïve to Think Bicycles Can Change a City?

A bicycle changed my life. Why not Dallas? I started riding out of necessity. I had just moved back from Mexico and didn’t have a car. There was the anticipated benefit of physical activity but also unexpected advantages. Bicycles are lady magnets. They swoon, “Oh, he CARES about the environment.” Sorry to burst your bubble, […]

Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

Making a New Year’s Resolution is easy, sticking to it is something totally different. So we decided to share our goals for 2015, that way we can hold ourselves accountable. Below is what we would like to accomplish here in Oak Cliff over the next year. 1. Implement a Productive Network of Bike Share Stations […]

Happy Holidays Dallas!

Let’s go for a bike ride over the river and through the woods! This time of year bicycles magically appear under the Christmas Tree or near the Hanukkah Menorah, so let’s break out the ol’ 10 Speed and revive the holiday spirit! One of my most useful bike routes around Dallas is from Oak Cliff […]

Cycling the Mean Streets of Oak Cliff: A Guide to Making it Out Alive

Oak Cliff is my favorite place to ride, which may sound odd based on its reputation as the rough side of town, but I stand by it. Oak Cliff rivals the most scenic parts of town. The hills on Colorado Blvd through Kessler Park and around Stevens Park are second to none. The history and […]

5 things Dallas got right in 2014

The efforts of those of us who call themselves “bike advocates” in Dallas can commonly feel like fruitless labor. We too-often find ourselves on the wrong end of the awards list when it comes to surveys, polls, and quality-of-infrastructure lists anytime we pick up a magazine or click on a Facebook link. It should reasonably […]

Better Block Holiday Market

Come join us next week for the Better Block Christmas Market. Saturday December 20th, Team Better Block will be transforming a bit of Davis into a Scandinavian winter wonderland. The festivities will take place next to Lucky Dog Books (633 W. Davis). Come take care of some last minute Christmas shopping while enjoying some holiday cheer. Vendors will include ReGeared, […]