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.
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.
Here’s a quick break down of what will be going on:
– 7:30 PM – 75208 Presents a Group Ride from Downtown to the Belmont Hotel to watch “Pedal“
Satuday, October 16
– 8:30 AM – Train to Fort Worth : Bike To Dallas
– 1PM – Alley Cat Race Presented by OCBC and DOOM
– 6PM – 10PM – Bicycle Block Party in Bishop Arts (w/Beer, BBQ, Bands, Gold Sprints, and more!)
Sunday, October 17
– 10 AM – Photopol.us Present Polaride, A Bicycle Photo Scavenger Hunt
– 2:30PM – BFOC Presents On the Trail of Lee Harvey Oswald History Tour Group Ride
– 4PM – Cyclesomatic Wrap-Up Party at Eno’s Tavern
We hope to make it out to this one to support our neighbors and get a look at the Dallas Bikeway System Draft Network.
Date: October 15, 2010
Time: 8:10 am
Place: Union Station
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.
Our neighbors at Oak Cliff and Knox-Henderson are inviting you to ride next week.
Wednesday, July 14: Bike Friendly Oak Cliff is inviting you to Bike to Bastille. Take a bike ride to the Bastille on Bishop Street Festival, held to celebrate Oak Cliff’s historic French settlers. It runs from 6PM to 10PM where they will hold a Mussels Competition with top area chefs. RSVP for the festival on the Facebook event page.
Friday, July 16: Bike Friendly Knox-Henderson is inviting you to a Midsummer Night’s Spin. They are biking to Shakespeare in the Park at Samuell-Grand Park to watch The Comedy of Errors. The ride kicks off at the Pearl Cup at 6:30 p.m. RSVP on the ride on their Facebook event page. Don’t forget to get tickets for the show.