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Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s Third Annual Dallas Tweed Ride – Recap And Pics

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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.

Here are some pics of the event. Click here to see the entire set. You can also find some great shots on the Biking In Dallas blog (here and here as well) and on the Dallas Cycle Chic blog.

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

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November 14, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Some Video From The 2010 Dallas Tweed Ride

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I finally got a moment to upload this. Here, you’ll see the last tug-of-war challenge, all three bike jousts and the Dallas group heading back into town.

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November 26, 2010 at 7:36 am

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Pics From Today’s BFOC Tweed Ride

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Today, I joined the Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, Dallas Tweed Ride. Here are some pics (click HERE on any pic to see the whole set):

BFOC Tweed Ride 2010

BFOC Tweed Ride 2010

BFOC Tweed Ride 2010

BFOC Tweed Ride 2010

BFOC Tweed Ride 2010

BFOC Tweed Ride 2010

BFOC Tweed Ride 2010

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November 21, 2010 at 11:01 pm

Dallas Gets Another Tweed Ride – November 21

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It was such a great success last year, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff HAD to do another Tweed Ride.

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.

Tweed Riders

Tweed Riders

Dancing In The Street

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November 2, 2010 at 5:33 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