Archive for April, 2013

The Promise House Prom2 event lets you relive that memorable high school night

Posted by    |    April 26th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Prom2For the majority of my high school years I was under the impression I was too cool for prom, but I broke down senior year and decided “what the heck? I’ll go and see what all the fuss is about.” Well as it turned out, for my school’s prom anyways, the fuss was completely unwarranted. I thought it was going to be a night of just me and my fellow students getting into a big room and dancing the night away to a at least decent DJ while sipping punch and chowing down on hors d’oeuvres. What I got was lame Vegas themed evening where the place where you played fake black jack and roulette was bigger than the room where the dance floor was, the DJ wasn’t even decent and everyone seemed like they were already ready to be somewhere else as soon as they got there, pretty underwhelming.

The fact that my prom was not near the magical night I expected it to be makes me extra excited for the second annual Prom Squared event. Seriously, even if you did have an awesome prom experience when you were in high school, this one will be awesome-er! How can I make such a claim? Well first of this prom is a party for a cause that will be helping support Promise House and their ongoing efforts to “move teens in crisis to safety and success.” Plus you can ditch the old gymnasium decorated in streamers cliche, this prom will be taking place at the historic Kessler TheaterBolsa Restaurant  will be catering the event with their nom-worthy selections and this time no lame DJ! Actually no DJ at all at this prom, instead you get a live prom band in the form of Dallas’s own rising star and funky R&B front man Larry g(EE) and his band.

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Vote for the Face of Biking in Dallas, then Party!

Posted by    |    April 25th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Voting is up!

And so are all the rest of the photos from Dallas Cycle Style’s 2013 Cyclist Census.

Who do you think should be crowned 2013 Face of Biking in Dallas? We have some great candidates, including a notable OC resident, Marcy

Voting continues through Saturday 4.27.13 at high noon and we’ll announce the winners at the bicycle party that night!

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Townhall Meeting –

Posted by    |    April 22nd, 2013 at 8:17 pm

North Oak Cliff Townhall Meeting

Wednesday April 24th
7-8:30pm
Methodist Hospital Hitt Auditorium

Hosted by

Dallas City Councilman

Scott Griggs
 

I-30 Horseshoe Project Update w/ TXDOT’s Bill Hale
Learn what is going on with ATMOS, our area’s natural gas distributor

STOLEN BIKES: Surly Long Haul Trucker & Trek Valencia from 75203

Posted by    |    April 22nd, 2013 at 11:40 am

Two bikes stolen from Zang Triangle Apartment complex in Oak Cliff (75203) on Saturday 4/20/13! Bikes belong to Molly M.

Bike #1: 2009 Surly Long Haul Trucker
– Serial number: M8094806
– 54cm, olive-colored frame
– 26″ wheels
– Black, SKS fenders
– Has a University of North Carolina bike parking permit sticker on lower seat tube
– Terry Liberator X gel saddle
– Axiom back bike rack

Bike #2: 2008 Trek Valencia
– Serial number: WTU235C1019D
– 17.5″, blue-grey colored frame

Molly can be reached at mollymcfatrich [at] gmail [dot] com. As always, if you find a stolen bike, be the hero by locking it up and calling police!

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STOLEN BIKES: 2 Trek 7.2s from 75208

Posted by    |    April 16th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Bikes stolen April 15, 2013 from 75208:

1) Trek 7.2 FX; Women’s 17″ frame
Maroon/red color
Serial #: WTU220C9231G

2) Trek 7.2; Men’s 17.5″ frame
Matte black color
Serial #: WTU245C6530G

Bikes belong to Emily H. and were stolen from a garage on South Windomere in North Oak Cliff (75208) on Monday night April 15, 2013.  Police report was filed.  If you FIND a stolen bike please lock securely with your u-lock and call police!

Emily can be reached at hopkins [dot] emily [at] gmail [dot] com.  Images below.

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Got skills? Prove it and attend Traffic Skills 101

Posted by    |    April 15th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

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Education is a key component in helping build a bike friendly community, however it usually gets put aside because it’s too expensive, too timely or not cool!howtoride

We’d like to help change those notions by working with Bike DFW and certified League of American Bicyclists to encourage more riders to learn the basics of riding in traffic.

April 20th,7:45 AM – 2:00 PM, El Jordan Restaurant, 416 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208, Bishop Arts District

Traffic Skills 101 facilitated by Bike DFW :

Traffic Skills 101 (TS101) gives cyclists the confidence they need to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. Through TS101, students learn how to conduct bicycle safety checks, fix a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques. We recommended this class for adults and children above age fourteen. The curriculum is fast-paced, and prepares cyclists for a full understanding of vehicular cycling.  Register Here Today!

Oak Cliff Earth Day 2013

Posted by    |    April 13th, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Join us for Oak Cliff Earth Day

Sunday
21 Apr 2013
Lake Cliff Park
Noon  to  Five

** Animals ** Food ** Entertainment ** Mutt Strut ** Artisans ** and over 150 vendors & booths **

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2013 Theme:             
Water conservation and 
Prevention of West Nile Virus
(with a line of speakers)
 

New Features:
Critters from the Gentle Zoo,
a smooch pooch; 
the awesome Elvis’ mini-bike riders;
a disc golf demo; 
a rock climbing demo from REI,
& more
 
 
Returning
The petting zoo; 
animal adoptions; 
the Blackland Prairie Bird rescue group; 
The Bunker Sands Wetland Preserve;
plants; a demonstration bee hive
and product; food, entertainment, etc 
 
And it is all free.

(do bring money for food & product)

 

District 3 City Council Forum

Posted by    |    April 11th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

 Join us for a Forum for District 3:

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Free Monthly Basic Bicycle Maintenance Workshop hosted by OCBC

Posted by    |    April 9th, 2013 at 11:12 am

ocbc-logo-smallLet’s face it, everyone could use a little extra maintenance help with their bicycle.  Right?  Well, tomorrow night you’ll get the chance to learn simple and basic tips on keeping your ride always ready to go!

Jeremy Ordaz, owner of Oak Cliff Bicycle Company, will be on hand Wednesday, April 10th at Alta West Davis from 7:30 – 8:30 PM for a free, monthly workshop.  Tips you may learn include changing a tire, knowing what tools to own, fixing your chain, adjusting your brakes, etc.

These workshops will take place every second Wednesday of the month either in Alta West Davis’ bicycle repair room or at Oak Cliff Bicycle Company.  WD-Stacked-BlackAndGold

If you’re planning on attending tomorrow, please rsvp here!

Neighborhood Symposium

Posted by    |    April 7th, 2013 at 11:50 pm

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