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
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.
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.