Archive for July, 2012

Stolen Bike Alert: silver gray Trek “7.5 FXTrek

Posted by    |    July 19th, 2012 at 5:10 am

This is from a local in Kings Highway:

A silver gray Trek “7.5 FXTrek 09” bicycle Serial No WTU016C1150J was stolen off of my truck’s bike rack on Saturday, July 14, 2012 between the hours of 9:30 and 10:30 am. My pickup was sitting in the parking lot in front of the “Lizza” hair salon/barbershop located in the strip shopping center at the SW corner of Walnut Hill and Hwy 75 (Central). The bike has a pack rack on the back, lights, a bell and cateye on the front handlebar. There is a large sticker at the base of the seat tube that reads: “Steamboat Ski and Bike Kare”.

If located, please contact: Lee Kelton @ 214-763-0913

Help House Ride for the Future Youth Riders

Posted by    |    July 18th, 2012 at 5:10 am

`This just came across to us and we thought we’d try and help spread this message about bicycles and environmental issues.

From May 22nd – July 30th, the Ride for the Future team is traveling exclusively by bicycle from New Orleans to Dallas. Along the way, the participants will learn from and highlight local efforts to improve communities while transitioning them away from fossil fuels. Once in Dallas, they will meet with Exxon Mobil to discuss future prospects as a broader energy company; one  that relies more on renewables rather than oil and gas.

These 10 bikers, between the ages of 18 and 25, are looking for lodging in Dallas from July 19 to July 30. Even a one-night stay for a rider is greatly appreciated. Please contact team member Van Scholten if you are interested in housing a rider; (getting cell phone contact # but here’s there FB page to post if you’re interested).

Learn more about the project and read rider bios at rideforthefuture.org.

What happened to the Sunset HS steps?!!

Posted by    |    July 17th, 2012 at 5:10 am

Taken July 2012 by Jesse Contreras from the Class of 1984Some of you have noticed that the grand entrance steps of Sunset High School have been partially demolished, and the unique decorative features removed.  This has created a lot of dismay, especially among Sunset alumni.

(Thanks to Jesse Contreras, Class of 1984, for the photo.)

DISD School Board Trustee Eric Cowan put in calls over the weekend to find out what is happening.  Here is his reply from this morning:

“As part of the bond project to repair the stairs, it was determined there were significant structural issues and deterioration of the ceiling structure below the stairs making it unsafe. The project will now rebuild all the area, waterproof the underside support, and restore the steps.

2012 Home Tour Sponsorship

Posted by    |    July 15th, 2012 at 5:10 am

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This Weekend: July 14th is Le Tour de Bastille and the Hot and Sweaty Tandemonium Bike Race

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

On July 14, 7:00 PM, the third annual Bastille on Bishop event celebrating everything French will take place in the Bishop Arts District.  This year BFOC is adding a bicycle element to the mix of crepes, wine, mussels, music, French cars and more!  We’ll also be showing Stage 13 recorded from that day’s Tour de France.  We will most likely be setup in one of the alley’s between 7th and 8th.

Le Tour de Bastille will be a group ride to the event from the Main Street Garden.   Meet up is at 6:00 PM and departure is at 6:15 PM.  Riders are encourage to dress in their best French style, including Tour de France new or old, high fashion or whatever French means to you!

After arriving at Bastille on Bishop, the Hot and Sweaty Tandemonium Bike Race will kick off at 7:30 PM.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED HERE .  No Entry fees.  Race check-in begins at 6:30 PM.  Racers will be required to race through the streets of north Oak Cliff on a tandem bicycle they provide, following a prescribed course with check points throughout the route.  At each checkpoint, there will be a challenge question or activity.  The winner will win the Yellow Jersey, with places for 2nd, 3rd and Best Style!

Race Rules:

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must be dressed in French inspired clothing
  • Must be 2 participants and 1 tandem bicycle per entry
  • Must use a tandem bicycle
  • Must adhere to all traffic laws, including traffic signals and stop signs
  • Must stay on course (on the honor system)
  • Must have front and rear lighting
  • Must wear helmets

LINC-ing Dallas

Posted by    |    July 10th, 2012 at 5:10 am

Leveraging & Improving Neighborhood Connections or in other words, LINCing Communities.  On Monday, 16 July from 6~8pm, a charrette follow-up meeting is scheduled to review the input received at the community charrette facilitated by Dallas’CityDesign Studio on 2 June. 

Through the community’s input at a prior community workshop followed by a community charrette, a vision for future changes in your neighborhood is emerging. Join us at this meeting to review, discuss and revise the first draft of this vision. Let your voice be heard, Monday, 16 July, 6-8pm at Greater El Bethel Church, located at 1130 East 9th Street.

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LINCing Dallas

Posted by    |    July 9th, 2012 at 1:47 am

Leveraging & Improving Neighborhood Connections or in other words, LINCing Communities.  On Monday, 16 July from 6~8pm, a charrette follow-up meeting is scheduled to review the input received at the community charrette facilitated by Dallas’CityDesign Studio on 2 June. 

Through the community’s input at a prior community workshop followed by a community charrette, a vision for future changes in your neighborhood is emerging. Join us at this meeting to review, discuss and revise the first draft of this vision. Let your voice be heard, Monday, 16 July, 6-8pm at Greater El Bethel Church, located at 1130 East 9th Street.

First 2012 Neighborhood Grant Project Completed

Posted by    |    July 3rd, 2012 at 5:10 am

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Here’s the entrance to Timbergrove Circle, a part of Kessler Neighbors United, after a “close encounter” with a wayward auto.
Timbergrove residents wasted no time in putting their OOCCL grant money to work.

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Here’s the restored entrance last week. 
Remember when you support the Home Tour, you make projects like this possible!