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¡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 […]

Spring Break Event: ¡Paletas y Bicicletas!

Bike Friendly Oak Cliff announces a new Spring Break event: This FREE, FAMILY FRIENDLY event will include multiple KIDS BIKE GIVEAWAYS! There will be a park clean-up, piñatas, mariachis and even luchadores! Bike Friendly Oak Cliff would like to extend an invitation to the entire community, please come and enjoy the festivities. RSVP here! Bike […]

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,” […]

Edgefield Ave: Oak Cliff’s North-South Cycling Route

Yesterday I discovered my new favorite bicycle route! As a cyclist, I often struggle to find a safe, north and south bike route that allows access to all areas of Oak Cliff. Most of the north-south through-ways in Oak Cliff are very hilly, have high speed traffic and are not exactly what I would call […]

Anita Bikes!

Everyone Bikes: Anita Mills

Everyone poops and everyone bikes. This is the first in a series of short bios of neighborhood cyclists. Meet your neighbor, Anita, she bikes too. Anita Mills: 66 yrs, Gardening Consultant, Bishop Arts Neighborhood Cyclist Questionnaire: 1. Why do you ride? Health – recreation 2. Type of riding? Short errands in neighborhood, exercise 3. Where […]

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 […]