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BFOC Spring Has Sprung Ride Pics

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I took a spin with the BFOC group today to tour the community gardens of Oak Cliff on their Spring Has Sprung Ride. The ride was a bit hot, but the stops were interesting and a bit inspirational.

CLICK HERE (or on any pic) to see all the shots from the ride.

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May 23, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Pics From BFR’s UCAT

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I’ve got these posted on BFR as well.

We all met up at the Richardson Cafe Brazil, enjoyed some great coffee, some great food and some awesome company. The ride was a bit windy, but the route was nice – taking us through an awesome part of Canyon Creek. Thanks again goes to Michael Y. for pulling this all together.

Here are some crappy pics from me along with some awesome pics from Wendy.

by Wendy Woodruff-Wezensky

by Wendy Woodruff-Wezensky

by Wendy Woodruff-Wezensky

by Wendy Woodruff-Wezensky

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March 28, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Pics From The BFOC Love Your Lane Group Ride

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Although it was extremely cold and we seemed to be against the wind the whole way, I had a great time riding with the Bike Friendly Oak Cliff Group yesterday at their Love Your Lane Valentine’s Day Ride. This group wasn’t as large as some of their other group rides, but the folks were just as awesome.

Here are some pics. Click here or on any of the images to see the rest.

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February 15, 2010 at 6:07 am

BFR Doing The Raffle Ramble – Feb 20

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We’re invited to participate in Bike Friendly Richardson’s fun run called The Raffle Ramble.

When: Saturday, Feburary 20, 2010
Arrive: 1:00
Ride: 2:00-4:00
Start/Finish: Richardson Bike Mart – Coit at Campbell – parking lot
Pace: This is a self-paced, casual ride for ALL skill levels
Who can ride: Everybody
Description: This is a charity event. Their friend William Neumann was brave enough to take on the 2010 Tour du Rouge, a six day bike ride from Houston to New Orleans that raises money for American Red Cross Chapters along the Gulf Coast.

The Raffle Ramble will be a fun ride to help raise money for William’s Red Cross Fund. Participants, who have donated, will go to various points in Richardson to collect raffle tickets. Those tickets can be used to win cool prizes. The more stops you make, the more tickets you get, the better your chance to win.

How much: Ride for free. However, to participate in the raffle to win prizes, they request a donation to William’s Red Cross Fund:
$15 Donation – Early Registration (By January 31)
$20 Donation – Between February 1 and event day.

Your donation will serve as your registration to the Ramble. William will keep a list, so make sure to leave your name when you do.

ALL the donations will be going to the American Red Cross Chapters along the Gulf Coast. Even if you can’t participate in the Ramble, please help William get to his goal.

William has been working hard at securing some great prizes from: Chrome, Knog, Road ID, Rido, Pedro’s, Bike Monkey, Sufferfest, Jittery Joe’s Coffee and BikeCoffee.net. Come out, enjoy a ride, support a great cause and win some cool prizes.

Here is the Facebook Event Page. Please RSVP if you can.

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January 26, 2010 at 5:36 am

Bike Denton Event – Denim Ride

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The word has been spreading. Our friends at Bike Denton are hosting the world’s first Denim Ride. It will be held on Saturday, January 23 – 1:30 and kicks off at the corner of Fry and Hickory. Go here for details.

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January 14, 2010 at 8:51 am

BFOC Santa Ride Follow Up

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I attended Bike Friendly Oak Cliff‘s Santa Ride Yesterday and had a blast. The crowd was huge with everybody and their bikes decked out in holiday flair.

Like with other BFOC rides, the pace was casual and the route manageable. It started in downtown Dallas at the new Main Street Garden Park. The route took us through Deep Ellum, back into downtown, then south past the Farmer’s Market. The group then headed into south Dallas, past Dallas Heritage Village and up South Lamar – back into downtown again. From there, we took the Houston Street Bridge into Oak Cliff for our rest stop on Bishop Street.

After some refreshments, the group headed back into downtown Dallas, and ended back at the Main Street Garden Park.

Click here (or on any pic) to see the pics from the ride.

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December 21, 2009 at 9:30 am

A Group Ride In Tweed

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Last Sunday, my wife and I joined Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s first tweed ride. This was a first of many things for us. A first for us to ride with BFOC, a first for us to ride in a large group, a first for my wife to ride her new bike and a first for us to ride wearing tweed.

This was an interesting ride for me. I’ve seen pics of several other tweed rides and thought they looked fun, so I decided to join. My wife, wanting to break in her new bike, wanted to do the ride as well. The fun started when we spent some time searching for the proper attire. Tweed, at a reasonable price, is hard to find — but we enjoyed the hunt.

On the day of the ride, we joined the rest of the group as they gathered at the top of the Grassy Knoll, in downtown Dallas. We spent a some time checking out each other’s outfits and sharing stories as to how they were acquired. When the ride started, my wife and I stayed at the back of the group, hoping to not feel the pressure of being too rushed.

The group headed east on Ross Avenue towards the Arts District where we rode by the DMA, the Winspear Opera House and the Wyly Theater. From there, we headed south on Pearl Street and then west on Main Street. On Main, we stopped off at the City Employee Credit Union for a group shot on the steps. After that, we continued down Main Street until we reached Houston Street. We took it south to access the Houston Street Viaduct which crossed into Oak Cliff. It was interesting yet kind-of sad to see the old Reunion Arena in a pile of debris.

As we rolled into Oak Cliff, a few of us got separated from the big group. This didn’t concern me since my wife knows her way around OC. We actually followed some folks who got off the planned route, but quickly negotiated a new detour to the Bishop Arts District.

At the Bishop Arts District, the group gathered in front of Eno’s Pizza and enjoyed refreshments while Matt Tolentino entertained us with his accordion. We stayed there for quite some time, taking pictures and meeting other cyclists. After that, some of the group stayed while the rest of us headed back to downtown Dallas.

Overall, it was a great ride. My wife and I really enjoyed meeting all the great folks who took part of the group and we hope to do it again.

Click here to see all my pics.

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November 24, 2009 at 11:35 pm

BFR’s Black Friday Ride

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BFR Black Friday Ride

Take a spin and avoid the Black Friday crowds.

Please join BFR for an impromptu, casual ride to signify the kick-off of Bike Friendly Richardson.

They will be taking a spin through some quiet west Richardson neighborhoods. The pace will be casual and the route will be on low traffic roads.

They’ll start and finish at Santa’s Village (at the fountain in front of The Richardson Civic Center). The loop will be about 10 miles with a small Starbuck’s break in the middle.

Route Map:

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IF you Facebook, here is an Event Page that you can RSVP to.

!!!ATTENTION DART RED LINE RIDERS!! – DMN has posted that DART will be running their SATURDAY schedule on Black Friday. Please double check dart.org for times. Go here for more info.

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November 19, 2009 at 10:50 am

Pics From Terror on Two Wheels

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Since we were hanging out with the kids today, we couldn’t break away to participate in FMD & BFOC’s Terror on Two Wheels group ride. Wanting to see some cool costumes and cool bikes, we couldn’t resist swinging by to check out the group before their ride. We managed to grab a few pics while we were there. Enjoy:

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October 31, 2009 at 10:38 pm

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Halloween Rides in Dallas

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Zombie Cyclist

"Zombie Cyclist" by georgie_grrl

If you have a bike and nothing to do on halloween day, head on down to Oak Cliff and take a fun ride in your costume. Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, FMD and 75208 “will lead the group from the Grassy Knoll in Downtown Dallas through some of the most notorious ghost-ridden spots in town.” during their Terror on Two Wheels haunted Dallas group bike ride.

Show up around 2:30 p.m. today and wear a costume if you have one. There will be a contest for the best one at the end of the ride. Go here for details. IF you do Facebook, go here.

After that, you can take a spin with the Liberty Cycle Works costume ride, starting at 5:00 p.m. Head on down to their shop at 604 Plymouth Park Plaza in Irving, TX.

Haunted Group Ride

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Liberty Cycle Halloween Group Ride

Image From Liberty Cycle Works. Please Visit Their Site.

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October 31, 2009 at 6:55 am