Here are just a few of the many bicycle events that are happening this weekend in the Dallas area.
AURORA Ciclovia 2013
When: Friday, October 18, 2013 (tonight)
Location: Pearl and Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201
Details: Calling all Bike Friendlies, save the date! Get ready for the biggest lighted ride in Dallas. Held in conjunction with AURORA 2013, AURORA Ciclovia will meet at Main Street Park for a Best of competition, then ride the town to show off the lights, finishing at AURORA. Be a part of the largest independent arts event in Dallas!
More Info: On Facebook
Texas Custom Bicycle Show 2013
When: October 19-20, 2013 (Saturday-Sunday)
Time: Saturday at 10:00am until Sunday at 4:30pm
Location: 2642 Main St., Dallas, TX
Details: True Fabrication, Violet Crown, Phantasm, Southwest Frameworks, Gallus Cycles, Millennium (Massengill), DalTex Handmade, Gjertsen, Kirklee, Edoz, Clyde James Cycles and more to come.
More Info: On Facebook (and here as well)
Bike Swap Meet: Cyclesomatic 2013
When: Saturday, October 19, 2013 (Tomorrow)
Location: Community Beer Company – 1530 Inspiration Drive, Dallas, Texas 75207
Details: Join us for our first-ever swap meet at the Community Beer Company in Dallas for an afternoon bikes, bartering, and brews. This event is one of a series of events in BFOC’s 5th annual Cyclesomatic.
Want a table at the swap meet? Get one for only $10. Here’s where you sign up: http://goo.gl/OT96Vz
More Info: On Facebook
Cycle to the Nasher Sculpture Center
When: Sunday, October 20, 2013 (Sunday)
Time: Ride Start: 1:45; @ the Nasher: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Ride Start: Oak Cliff’s Oddfellow’s; Arrive: Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201
Details: A few folks will be gathering at Oak Cliff’s Oddfellow’s at 1:45pm, to depart shortly thereafter.
More Info: On Facebook and on the Biking In Dallas website.
ALSO: Don’t forget that the Bike Friendly Richardson Bike and Seek, Photo Scavenger Hunt is still going on.
When: October 2013 (all month long)
Location: Various Richardson Locations
Details: You are invited to participate in Richardson’s first Ride And Seek, Photo Scavenger Hunt. Throughout the month of October, we are inviting and motivating folks to get out and ride their bikes, explore their neighborhoods and win prizes! This year’s theme will be “The Sculptures of Richardson”.
More Info: On Facebook and the BFR Website
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 our neighbors to the south, 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! ”
We hope you can make it down there to some of the events.
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
It’s nice to get recognized for something we already knew: Richardson is a bike friendly area. With 11 miles of bike lanes and 24 miles of multi-purpose trails (with many more on the drawing board – and funded), the City of Richardson has made many strides at making our area one of the most bike friendly neighborhoods in the DFW Metroplex.
Congratulations, Richardson!! I think I’ll celebrate by taking a ride later.
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.
A small group of us took the DART Red Line train into Dallas, to take part in the 2011 Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, Richardson Bike Mart Cyclsomatic Bicycle Fair. This was the first of it’s kind for Bike Friendly Oak Cliff and for Dallas.
There was a great collection of exhibitors, including Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, Oak Cliff Bicycle Company, Southwest Frameworks, YBS Bikes, ReGeared, DORBA, bicidichi, BikeDFW, Bike Texas, Lone Star Cyclists, The City of Dallas, Hidden Clothing, Bike Friendly Richardson and title sponsor Richardson Bike Mart. There was also bike valet, provided by a great organization called Pedal Power – as well as an awesome BMX stunt show (also sponsored by Richardson Bike Mart).
Next door was the Go Oak Cliff Blues, Bandits and BBQ event which filled the air with incredible music and fantastic smells. The weather was perfect, the people were super friendly and the strong community vibe was shared by everyone. I hope to see this event, and others like it, continue on a regular basis.
Here are some pics for the day (CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL OF THEM):
Bike Friendly Oak Cliff is hosting it’s third annual Cyclesomatic Event next month. They’ll be celebrating with many bike events including, Tour to the Lake Ride, Bike the Oak Cliff Home Tour, iBike Rosemont Week, Bike to City Hall, Blues Bandits & BBQ featuring a Cyclesomatic Bicycle Fair, Trinity Trails Bike and Run, Cyclecross Race, Bicycle Scavenger Hunt and Bike-in movie, Lonestar Goldsprints, Alley Cat and much, much more!
Click here for the calendar of events.
Bike Friendly Richardson will be participating in a couple of these events. We have plans to do a bike ride from Richardson to Oak Cliff and take part in the Bicycle Fair on Saturday, October 22. We may also be organizing a ride on Wednesday morning, October 12 for the Bike To City Hall event. Check back for details on those events.
It’s time to grab your camera, and find some bikes, and get ready for our “Dallas Rides” Photo Contest. We’re teaming up with BFOC and are looking for images that capture our city’s growing bike culture and the people and bicycles in it. Whether you know people who commute to work, or you have some wonderful shots from a casual group ride, we would love to see them submitted.
There will be an exhibit the last weekend in February (more details to come) to showcase the finalists. Winners in various categories will receive some great prizes, one of which will be a new Brooks saddle.
-All are welcome — any photo format as long as you are prepared to print and frame if you are a finalist.
-Please submit only one photo.
-The work must be your own.
-Please submit only photos that include bicycles riding in the DFW area.
-Photos must be family friendly.
-files must be at least 240 dpi resolution.
-The photographer retains full copyright of their image and the entry will only be published on BFOC and photopol.us as part of the contest.
Send your entries as e-mail attachments to email@example.com. Include your full name in the body of the e-mail and “Dallas Rides Photo Contest” in the subject line.
-The entry period is now open and we’ll close it off on February 11. We will announce details on the photo exhibit before the entry period closes.
For more details, see the TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
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.