Archive for March, 2013

Oak Cliff residents launches Kidical Mass Dallas!

Posted by    |    March 18th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Mardigras_002-13Iris and Brennen Bechtol have lived in Oak Cliff for some time now.  They love the neighborhood, how bike friendly it is, and how BFOC always had great group rides for them to participate in.  One thing though, they didn’t always feel comfortable taking their 8 year old daughter with them.

In the same vein that BFOC has been doing iBike Rosemont, they’re launching Kidical Mass Dallas.   On the last Saturday of every month there will be a short, kid friendly group ride in various parts of Dallas.  The idea is that it happens the Saturday after Dallas Critical Mass‘ Friday group ride, has a fun destination, and is very easy to do for all level of kid and adult riders.

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Here are the details for their first group ride:

The ultimate family friendly group ride, Kidical Mass Dallas is hosting it’s first group ride to Lake Cliff Park.

Here are the meet up details:

When: Saturday March 30
Times: Meet at Bolsa Mercado; 614 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208 @ 12:30 PM

  • Leave Bolsa Mercado: 1:00 PM
  • Arrive at Lake Cliff Park: 1:30 PM
  • Leave Lake Cliff Park: 3:30 PM
  • Arrive back at Bolsa Mercado: 4:00 PM

Route: 7th street to Bishop, Bishop to
Colorado. 1.1 miles

Kids are encouraged to ride the approximately 1.1 mile route or be carried on their parent or guardian’s bicycle. The ride is very safe and will have designated Traffic Volunteers assisting at intersections.

There will be a fun game of ultimate Frisbee, and you’re encouraged to bring a picnic. No alcohol please.

Kidical Mass is a legal, safe and FUN bike ride for kids, kids at heart, and their families on the last Saturday of the month in Dallas, TX. A different ride will take place each month, and the location and route will change to different parts of Dallas.

Tenth St. Investor Workshop

Posted by    |    March 15th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Sponsored by Preservation Dallas 
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Dallas Symphony Orchestra Announces DSO on the GO

Posted by    |    March 13th, 2013 at 5:48 pm

alt Dallas Symphony Orchestra Announces
DSO on the GO

Presented by
The Ebby Halliday Companies
April 5, 2013 concert to take place at
Cliff Temple Bible Church, Oak Cliff
Dallas, TX (March 11, 2013) -The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural season of the concert series DSO on the GO, presented by The Ebby Halliday Companies, returns to Oak Cliff April 5, 2013. DSO on the GO features the DSO playing classical and pops concerts in eight cities and neighborhoods across North Texas, with concerto soloists who are principal musicians in the DSO.

The New Jefferson Viaduct Cycletrack

Posted by    |    March 13th, 2013 at 10:20 am

No doubt you’ve heard several of the local television stations and news sources do stories about the closing of the Houston St. Viaduct for construction on the upcoming streetcar line.  With that change came a seriously planned reconfiguration of the traffic flow on the Jefferson St Viaduct, it’s younger, and less architecturally interesting partner.

In that reconfiguration, our community gained a first of it’s kind: an on-street, two-way cycle track allowing anyone from age 8 to age 80 wishing to ride a bicycle across the Trinity River safely.

Here’s a first person point of view taken 12:30pm, Monday, 3/11:

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We’d like to thank, Councilman Scott Griggs, Keith Manoy, Max Kalhammer, Jared White, and the many other city of Dallas staff and representatives who’ve helped see this come to fruition.  This is certainly a huge step forward in making Dallas a safer, friendlier place to ride a bicycle!