Posts Tagged ‘Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’
Yesterday, my local cycling group, Bike Friendly Richardson, was invited to have a table at the Cyclesomatic Bike Fair - hosted by Bike Friendly Oak Cliff. It started off a bit chilly, but it ended up being a great day.
Along with many booths and a huge crowd, there was a cyclocross race. I’d never seen one in person, so it was pretty exciting to watch.
There was also a bike powered smoothie station hosted by BikeDFW as well as representatives from Metroplex BMX, Pedal Power, Bicycles, Inc and ReGeared. Good Karma Kitchen was there with some tasty food and the youngsters in the crowd were entertained by a bounce house and fantastic face painting. If that wasn’t enough, there was a BMX Stunt show.
Here are some pics of the event. Click here to see the entire set.
This is the 4th year that Bike Friendly Oak Cliff will host Cyclesomatic, and it just keeps getting better. Cyclesomatic is “a celebration of all things bicycle! Back and better than ever, this year’s event will span the entire month of October, the best month for riding in North Texas!”
Click here to check out the full schedule that includes these events:
Tour to the Lake - sorry, this happened last weekend
Ride to the State Fair – October 2nd
Fall into Fitness Family Bike Ride – October 6th
Photo Velo Scavenger Hunt – October 7th
iBike Rosemont – October 8th – 12th
Cargo Bike Build Workshop – October 13th -14th
Ride the Oak Cliff Home Tour – October 13th – 14th
Bicycle Rack Competition Kick Off – October 13th
Better Block Family Reunion – October 13th
The Wild West Bike Bonanza – October 16th
Bike to City Hall – October 17th
Bike-In Movie – October 20th
Halloween Race and Bicycle Festival
*Spooky Cross Cyclocross Race Part I – October 27th
Texas Custom Bicycle Show – October 27th – 28th
Spooky Cross Cyclocross Race -Part Deuce – October 28th
I participated in Bike Friendly Oak Cliff‘s Third Annual Dallas Tweed Ride yesterday and had a blast. As with the previous three years, the turnout for this event was amazing. Hundreds of riders came from all over the DFW Metroplex – some dressed in fashionable, period attire while others in their best cycle chic.
Even though it was a lovely day to ride in north Texas, it was a bit too warm for heavy tweed. That didn’t stop the spirit of the event and folks made the most of it.
As with the previous two tweed rides, this one started near Dealey Plaza. The group made a loop through downtown Dallas, where curious onlookers smiled and waved. From there, the group made it’s way over the Houston Viaduct bridge into Oak Cliff. We eventually made it to our first stop, the Turner House on Rosemont, just south of Davis.
At the Turner House, the group visited with each other, took pictures, enjoyed some refreshments and engaged in a couple of tug-of-war games. The teams were East Dallas versus Oak Cliff, and both sides won a match.
Later that afternoon, the group made it’s way towards the Bishop Arts District to take part in the third annual CliffFest. From there, folks went their own way. Some of us rolled back into downtown Dallas to catch the DART rail home. That, in itself, was quite an adventure since we ended up with about 8 bikes and a couple of strollers on a crowded train.
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2011
Time: 1:30 pm
Start: The grassy knoll in Downtown Dallas (at Dealey Plaza)
RSVP: via Facebook
“The ride will take us through historic Oak Cliff with stops at the Turner House for lawn games and merriment, the Bishop Arts District to stroll the outdoor market at CliffFest, and finally returning to Downtown Dallas. This ride has become an institution in Dallas bringing out over one hundred chaps and lasses all wearing their finest knickers and caps. Last year’s event included dancing, tug-of-wars, umbrella jousting, cucumber sandwich tosses, and beer relays. Expect all of that and more as we prepare for another rousing ride through our fare city.” More info here.
This is a fun ride. If you haven’t tried it before, we suggest that you try it. The pace is slow and the scene is an amazing spectacle of interesting bicycle attire. It may run a bit late, so don’t forget to bring your lights. Here are my pics from last year.
Tweed rides have been seen around the country as a great way to get the community dressed up and out for a fun bike ride. So, dig through the back of your closet, rummage through the attic or hit the local thrift store and find a way to participate in this entertaining event.
DATE: November 21, 2010
TIME: 3:30 PM
PLACE: Grassy Knoll (Downtown Dallas)
Be sure to bring your lights. The event starts early, but the days are shorter.
Facebook event page
Click here for more details and pics from last year.
I took the DART Red Line to downtown Dallas to take part in Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s On The Trail Of Lee Harvey Oswald’s Footsteps Ride. It was a beautiful day so it was a huge turnout. Jason Roberts and the group from BFOC were great tour guides with lots of great information about those earlier days in Dallas. It was cool to put all those things I’ve read about in context with the actual locations.
Here are some pics. Click here or on any of the images to see the entire set.
Our friends and the founders of the DFW Bike Friendly movement, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, are having their second Cyclesomatic event. This year they’re packing all of the bike love into four days – October 14 – 17. Click over to the site to get more details.
With the weather cooling off, it’s time to see more group rides around town. October is starting to look pretty busy.
October 14-17, 2010 – Bike Friendly Oak Cliff presents: Cyclesomatic 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010 – Bike Friendly Oak Cliff presents: Dallas Bikes To City Hall
Sunday, October 17, 2010 – Bike Friendly Oak Cliff presents: Group Ride: On the Trail of Lee Harvey Oswald
We’ll keep you posted if any more rides pop up. IF you are an organizer for a local DFW bike event in October, let us know and we’ll post it.