Archive for February, 2012

Ride and tour the cemetery where Clyde Barrow is buried

Posted by    |    February 25th, 2012 at 5:10 am

The Ft. Worth Avenue Development Group is sponsoring a ride with BFOC to the Western Heights Cemetery on Ft. Worth Avenue from the Bridge O’ Rama festival on March 4th, 2012.

Meet Up:  At Beckley and Commerce

Time:  2:15 PM

Depart:  2:30 PM


Cemetery tour will begin at 3:00 PM.  After the tour, we’ll ride to Bar Belmont for a drink

Western Heights Cemetary Tour Ride poster

Dallas’ First Annual Ciclovia de Dallas is Coming April 14th!

Posted by    |    February 23rd, 2012 at 5:10 am

SAVE THE DATE:  April 14th, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Houston Street Viaduct Bridge and ride, walk, skate in the street WITHOUT ANY car traffic!

Visit the Official Ciclovia de Dallas page for more details!

Thank You Bike Texas

Posted by    |    February 11th, 2012 at 5:10 am

Jason Roberts on receiving Bike Texas award behalf BFOC.  The staff at YouPlusDallas respects Jason Roberts for his contributions to Oak Cliff, to the Better Block, and to promoting a bike friendly Oak Cliff.

Bike Friendly Oak Cliff was named Bicycle and Pedestrian Activist of the Year for our efforts to bring safer street to our city.  Congressman Oberstar was on hand at the Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference in San Antonio to present the award.  Its a true honor to be recognized and we’re looking forward living in a more bike friendly Dallas.  Thank you Bike Texas!

Ride In The Mardi Gras Parade

Posted by    |    February 9th, 2012 at 10:23 pm


mardigras2Get your costumes ready, bikes decorated, and ride with us in the 4th annual Oak Cliff Mardi Gras Parade on Sunday, February 19. Line-up begins at 3:30 p.m. at N. Montclair/7th street and rolls promptly at 4 p.m. BFOC is leading this family-friendly event on bikes as it heads down Davis for a super slow cruise into Bishop Arts. Everyone is invited to join us, even you! Don’t forget to bring beads/candy to toss to the crowds lining Davis. This is absolutely one of our favorite neighborhood events of the year and we hope you’ll come along for the ride. Petal Pushers bike valet is setting up in Bishop Arts for cyclists looking for a safe place to “lock up” pre/post parade. RSVP.

mardigras3Want to get the party started earlier? The ultimate Sunday Funday kicks off at 2 p.m. with a crawfish boil and street party in the Bishop Arts. Show up and let the zydeco music, cajun food, and beer get you ready to parade it out!

2012 OOCCL Neighborhood Symposium

Posted by    |    February 7th, 2012 at 9:14 am


Save the date for the 2012 OOCCL Neighborhood Symposium on April 21st at Turner House.

Past symposiums have included representatives from various area organizations, elected officials and a grant writing seminar on how your neighborhood can apply for annual OOCCL grants.  Please join us!

More details to come.