Category Bike News

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, […]

Bishop Arts District

DART d-Link to the Rescue!

Last week the d-Link saved my butt. One evening, on my commute home, thanks to the pot-holes up and down Elm Street, from Deep Ellum to downtown, I broke a spoke. I faced a 2-3 mile walk home, through downtown, over the Trinity, by way of the Jefferson Blvd Bridge. Luckily, I remembered the d-Link […]

Cycling Pegasus

No Better Way to Start the Day!

Sometimes we all need a little extra motivation to get out of bed in the morning and take ourselves to work. For me, I find the little push I need on two wheels. I didn’t always commute to work on a bicycle, so I know it can be intimidating and takes preparation. A good step […]

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 […]

Downtown Dallas Inc Says They’re Working on a Bike Share Plan

Just received this interesting nugget about Downtown Dallas Inc working on a bike share plan with the city of Dallas. The recent appearance of a private bike-sharing stand in the Dallas Arts District leads us to wonder just how far off public bike sharing might be for the city of Dallas at large. According to […]

‘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 […]

Dallas Tweed Ride | November 23, 2014 1:30 PM

Dressing in tweed this time of year in Dallas just feels right, so that’s why BFOC presents the annual Dallas Tweed Ride on November 23, 2014 at 1:30 pm.  We will ride from the infamous Grassy Knoll, staging from behind the white fence and take a nice, leisurely ride around downtown, ending in Oak Cliff […]

Alamo Drafthouse Dallas: Free Outdoor Screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, November 8th, 4:00 PM

Who doesn’t like more opportunities to ride and catch an 80s classic movie for free?  The future Alamo Drafthouse Dallas will be hosting a ground-breaking for the masses with a FREE showing of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with gates opening at 5:00 PM.  BFOC will lead a group ride to South Lamar St. in the […]

November Elections could make it easier to be Bike Friendly!

While the Governor’s race is dominating the election news in Texas, there are significant Propositions that could impact both State and Dallas County transportation and governance issues. The sample ballot  reveals a Proposed Constitutional Amendment called Proposition 1: “The constitutional amendment providing for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway fund to […]