Dallas Tweed Ride 2017
Sport your finest tweedy attire and join BFOC for a leisurely jaunt about town on bicycle! The legendary Tweed Ride will roll out of the Union Station at high noon, 12:00pm on December 3rd! Traffic will naturally pause, watching in disbelief as happy cyclists pass by pedaling through the crisp winter air. The entire group […]
From Oak Cliff to Iran. Tehran’s First Better Block Project!
The Better Block project, which started in Oak Cliff by several members of BFOC, has since become an international movement taking place in countries as far away as Australia. Today marks the first guerrilla street repair project in Iran! A student working on his dissertation at UT Arlington met with leaders of the original project […]
BFOC Needs an Accountant
Dear Loyal Bike Friendly OC Bike Lovers, We’re growing! And we need some assistance keeping track of everything finance-related. We have a great treasurer who’s been keeping track of things up till now but she’s calling in for backup! If you’re an accountant or know one, shoot an email to bfoc-board-2013 (at) google-groups.com. Sincerely, Your […]
Video on the Elements Needed for a Better Block in Oak Cliff
Check out our latest video where we discuss the elements of a better block, including the concepts of “complete streets”, and the missing pieces that create a livable place.
Go Oak Cliff presents the “THINK small” campaign
Leading up to the Oak Cliff Art Crawl, and Better Block Project, BFOC/Go Oak Cliff members are unveiling the “THINK small” campaign, which is developed as a response to the sophistical “Live Large, Think Big” campaign lead by Dallas CVB. It’s the “Think BIG” campaigns which brought us underground mall-tunnels, giant inhospitable concrete plazas in […]
Dallas Earliest Bike Messengers
This is a picture of my wife’s grandfather, Gordon Mackenzie, as a young Western Union messenger boy in Dallas circa 1923 (third from left). Gordon died last year at the age of 96 but was a messenger from the age of 12 to 14. He’d tell us stories about his Western Union days, and wearing […]
Speaking of Community Gardens
Community Gardens of Oak Cliff have an official web presence now. Go here to catch up on all of the latest details on the different gardens around the Cliff, and sign up to get involved.
The Streetcar is Returning to Oak Cliff!
It’s been an amazing week, and we haven’t had a chance to make the formal announcement about our latest big news. Our parent organization, the Oak Cliff Transit Authority, officially received word this week that North Oak Cliff and Dallas were awarded $23 Million from the TIGER grant to return the streetcar to our community […]
The Bicycle Waltz
Video of Amsterdam from Sit-Up Cycle. “The whole Portland story about bicycling has been ‘Build it and they will come,’” Roger Geller, Bicycle Coordinator for Portland, Oregon