Bike Friendly Richardson

Pics From Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s Cyclesomatic Bike Fair & Spooky Cyclocross 2012

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on October 28, 2012

Yesterday, 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.

Full Setup

Pedal Power

BMX People


Face Painting

First Customer

Roll Call


Cheering Them On

Good Karma Kitchen

Cargo Bike


BFOC Hosts Dallas’ Third Tweed Ride

Posted in Bicycle Events, Bike Friendly by dickdavid on November 2, 2011

For the third year, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff will be hosting the Dallas Tweed Ride. Here are the details:

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.

Pics From The BFOC Tweed Ride

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on November 22, 2010

Here are some images of the Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, Dallas Tweed Ride (from Suburban Assault):

BFOC Tweed Ride 2010

It’s Back! Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s Tweed Ride – November 21

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on November 2, 2010

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

Pics From The BFOC Lee Harvey Ride

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on October 17, 2010

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.

Gathering For The Ride

Leaving Downtown

More Reunion

To The Third Stop

Fourth Stop - Eno's

BFOC’s CYCLESOMATIC 2010 Starts Today!

Posted in Bicycle Events, Bike Friendly by dickdavid on October 14, 2010

Today, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff kicks off it’s second CYCLESOMATIC event. GO HERE for a schedule and complete information.

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

Friday, October 15
– 8:30 AM
– Dallas Bikes to City Hall
9:30 PM – Bike-In Movie on the Lawn at the Crow Museum – Godzilla vs. King Kong

Satuday, October 16
– 8:30 AM Train to Fort Worth : Bike To Dallas
– 1PMAlley Cat Race Presented by OCBC and DOOM
– 6PM – 10PMBicycle Block Party in Bishop Arts (w/Beer, BBQ, Bands, Gold Sprints, and more!)

Sunday, October 17
– 10 AM – 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

Dallas Bikes To City Hall – October 15, 2010

Posted in Advocacy, Bicycle Events by dickdavid on September 29, 2010

Image From Bike Friendly Oak Cliff

As part of Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s Cyclesomatic 2010, cyclists are promoting bike advocacy with another Dallas Bike To City Hall ride.

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

It’s Back! BFOC’s Cyclesomatic

Posted in Bicycle Events, Bike Friendly by dickdavid on September 27, 2010

Click For Details

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.

They are also hosting another Dallas Bikes To City Hall event during Cyclesomatic. Stay tuned for more details about that.

Couple Of Reasons To Ride Next Week

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on July 9, 2010

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.

Of course we can’t forget our weekly ride groups:
Tuesdays: FMD
Thursdays: RUBClub
Sundays: 75208

Pics From The BFOC Spring Has Sprung Ride

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on May 23, 2010

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.