Category Education

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 […]

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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 […]

Bike Friendly Oak Cliff is on Instagram!

  Bike Friendly Oak Cliff is now on Instagram to share daily photos of local cycling advocacy issues, BFOC events, rides, and anything else that promotes cycling in our great city.  We hand over the account every two weeks or so to a different BFOC board member to give you a fresh perspective on everything […]

Cliff Temple Baptist donates $2,000 for iBike Rosemont lights for kids

Thanks to a generous donation from the Cliff Temple Baptist Church, we’ll be handing out lights to all the kids who bike to Rosemont Elementary school next week! We purchased over 800 special red and white LED bike light sets from Bike Texas. Each pair even includes some great tips for biking – in English & Spanish! […]

Got skills? Prove it and attend Traffic Skills 101

Education is a key component in helping build a bike friendly community, however it usually gets put aside because it’s too expensive, too timely or not cool! We’d like to help change those notions by working with Bike DFW and certified League of American Bicyclists to encourage more riders to learn the basics of riding […]

Free Monthly Basic Bicycle Maintenance Workshop hosted by OCBC

Let’s face it, everyone could use a little extra maintenance help with their bicycle.  Right?  Well, tomorrow night you’ll get the chance to learn simple and basic tips on keeping your ride always ready to go! Jeremy Ordaz, owner of Oak Cliff Bicycle Company, will be on hand Wednesday, April 10th at Alta West Davis […]

2013 Educational Series

Education is a key component in helping build a bike friendly community, however it usually gets put aside because it’s too expensive, too timely or not cool! We’d like to help change those notions by introducing an Educational Series that will hopefully encourage more riders to take up bicycling as part of their lifestyle or […]

Safe Passing Ordinance Goes Back to Committee

Safe Passing ordinance is going back to committee. Councilwoman Margolin first asked for it to go back to committee for further review. Councilwoman Greyson mentioned almost hitting a bicyclist on Houston St. Viaduct because they ended abruptly. Ciclovia de Dallas put that lane with the small finds we had to do it, but couldn’t do […]

Council Set to Pass Safe Passing Ordinance

The video above was posted to the Dallas Morning News city hall blog, and shows the head cam and audio of a bicyclist riding and describing how to ride in the new shared bicycle lanes in downtown. Furthermore, Dallas is set to pass its first ever safe passing ordinance at tomorrow’s city council meeting.  It […]

Bike DFW Promotes Education and the National Bike Challenge

RE-POSTED from Bike DFW “According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 718 bicyclists were killed and 51,000 were injured in crashes with motor vehicles in 2009 – yet many feel invincible in bicycle helmets. Bicycle clubs, event organizers, bike magazines, bike shops and school programs all strongly urge cyclists to wear a helmet – […]