Tag Archives: Dallas

Cyclesomatic | Swaptoberfest Bike Swap, October 11th, 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Our second-annual Swaptoberfest returns to Community Beer Company for a Saturday afternoon of  sippin’ and swappin’. Buy, sell, and swap bicycles, parts, and gear. Our event is open to vendors wanting to sell any kind of bicycles, parts, accessories, clothing, memorabilia, etc. Antique, road, BMX, MTB—all are welcome. No Craigslist or Facebook posting required, this […]

Cyclesomatic | Bicycle Brewery Tour, October 4th, 1:30 – 7:00 PM

The original Bicycle Brewery Tour is back for a third round, and will be kicking off this year’s 6th annual Cyclesomatic on October 4th! Here are the details:   Meet Up Location:   West entrance of the Continental Bridge Park; near Trinity Groves Meet Up Time:   1:30 PM Departure Time:   2:00 PM RSVP […]

#DPDSafeCycle to Help Make Dallas Safer to Cycle!

Local Dallas Bike Friendly advocates are organizing and looking for quick wins to help make Dallas a safer place to bicycle.  BFOC recently met with the Chief of the Dallas Police Department and several issues were discussed.  One very important issue that came out of that meeting was how the DPD and Bike Friendly groups […]

Griggs and City Staff Explain 5th St Bicycle Sharrows

Please see FAQs prepared by Staff regarding shared bike arrow markings or “sharrows” in Kidd Springs. Please let me know if you have any questions.  The FAQs below were prepared by City Staff.  We are also in the process of preparing additional maps showing bike facility development in North Oak Cliff. Thank you for your […]

Oak Cliff residents launches Kidical Mass Dallas!

Iris and Brennen Bechtol have lived in Oak Cliff for some time now.  They love the neighborhood, how bike friendly it is, and how BFOC always had great group rides for them to participate in.  One thing though, they didn’t always feel comfortable taking their 8 year old daughter with them. In the same vein […]

First Buffered Bicycle Lanes in Dallas Installed at Rosemont Elementary

It’s hard to believe the day has finally come when we no longer say Dallas still doesn’t have a dedicated bike lane.  A plan to include bicycle infrastructure at the lower Rosemont Elementary School campus has started bearing fruit this past week when the City of Dallas laid down buffered bicycle lanes and a new […]

How does this help South Dallas?

The mayor recently stated that construction of the Trinity Toll Road would help grow South Dallas because it would create greater connectivity to jobs in North Dallas and help spur development along the route. Currently, 175 and I-45 carve through incredible South Dallas neighborhoods, and yet the land directly beside these roads has depressed values […]

Ride and tour the cemetery where Clyde Barrow is buried

The Ft. Worth Avenue Development Group is sponsoring a ride with BFOC to the Western Heights Cemetery on Ft. Worth Avenue from the Bridge O’ Rama festival on March 4th, 2012. Meet Up:  At Beckley and Commerce Time:  2:15 PM Depart:  2:30 PM   Cemetery tour will begin at 3:00 PM.  After the tour, we’ll […]

Dispelling the Dallas Density Argument

(photo by Flickr user Willyf) The Dutch blog, A View from the Cycle Path, thoroughly dismantles the “high density needed for successful bicycle infrastructure” argument, by highlighting the fact that infrastructure alone is all that is needed for increasing ridership. By example, the author uses his home city of Assen, which has no large universities […]

How Does our New Suspension Bridge Stack Up in Regards to Livability?

(Santiago Calatrava standing next to a model of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas. Photo by Daniel Driensky) The DJC in Oregon posted an article yesterday comparing Vancouver’s bridges with Portland’s, and the effect these structures have on their communitys’ livability. Since the Trinity Trust has hired Vancouver’s planner, Larry Beasley, this is a […]