Archive for May, 2013

“I Declare War” Biking Treasure Hunt

Posted by    |    May 30th, 2013 at 3:12 pm


“I Declare War” Biking Treasure Hunt, Saturday June 8, 5:30 p.m.

directed by Bike Friendly Oak Cliff and the Oak Cliff Film Festival

Two teams on bikes: Rumblecore vs. The Raging Bulls
Pedaling around Oak Cliff
Scouting 8 different locations
Being quizzed on movie trivia
Getting puzzle pieces directing them to the next location
Putting it all together to find the location of the OCFF flag
Bringing the flag to the Belmont pool wrap party and be declared the winner!

5:30 pm: Meet at the Texas Theatre
30 riders MAX per team (the first 60 people to show up will make the cut)
Both teams must ride together as a group with their director
Maps will be provided
Wear a helmet, obey all traffic laws, be safe
Ride at a leisurely pace, enjoy the area backdrops
Prizes and drink specials at most locations
8:00 pm: End at the Belmont pool wrap party with free drinks and team prizes
RSVP to our Facebook Invite



Ride off with this custom Fat Tire bike by New Belgium Brewing.

Win it by creating a video on Vine that’s related to the Oak Cliff Film Festival and hashtag it with OCFF2013.

The competition winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on the festival’s closing night.

Deadline to enter: June 9, 4 p.m.

Complete Oak Cliff Film Festival Details HERE

Dishcrawl Through the Best of Bishop Arts

Posted by    |    May 28th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

So there’s only 5 tickets left and about 2 and a half hours until Dallas Dishcrawl takes on the Bishop Arts District. I know it’s a dischrawl-300x200little late in the game, but these dinners sound like such a great time, I wanted to help get the word out, though they obviously don’t need it.

Each Dishcrawl lets guests taste several dishes from the top restaurants in a particular neighborhood. A narrowing down of culinary greatness in any Dallas neighborhood might be tough, but I’d assume it’s particularly challenging in the Bishop Arts District, one of the only areas in Dallas with dishes tempting enough to get me to leave my Uptown bubble.


5th Annual Brew Riot – May 19, 2013!

Posted by    |    May 17th, 2013 at 11:16 am

Brew Riot 2013 is taking place May, 19 2013 in the Bishop Arts District,  and with more than 60 home brew teams signed up it’s sure to be one heck of a party! We’re expecting a hugh crowd this year, so we recommend you read the information below and buy your tickets in advance.

The fun kicks off with the 2nd annual 1.1 mile beer run, which starts at Nova Restaurant (1417 West Davis) at 3:30pm and proceeds down 7th Street with 3 beer stops before the finish line in Bishop Arts. If you plan to participate in the 1.1 then you MUST register in advance. The cost is $35 and that INCLUDES your admission into Brew Riot as well as the ever popular 1.1 sticker for your car. Tickets for the 1.1 are available via PreKindle – click here! Runners need to be at Nova by 3pm and the run will start at 3:30pm.

If running isn’t quite your bag, then go ahead and purchase your ticket in advance for Brew Riot. The cost is $20 and this gives you the opportunity to sample all of the home brews and vote for your favorite. There’s some amazing beer being poured this year, and odds are good that many of these home brew teams are your next local commercial breweries. Four Corners Brewing Co. got their start at the very first Brew Riot, and look at them now! Pre-sale tickets for Brew Riot are available via PreKindle – click here!

The beer starts flowing at 4pm and will be served until teams run out and we crown a People’s Choice Champion of the 5th Annual Brew Riot.

In addition to beer we’ve also got a great line up of live music, including The O’s, The Birds of Night and Hunter Jones!


Top Restaurants Battle It Out for Best Margarita in Dallas

Posted by    |    May 17th, 2013 at 11:05 am

Memorial Day Weekend has always represented a shining beacon of hope: the beginning of summer. The beginning of lazy nights dallas margarita meltdownand sun soaked days where nothing arms you for beating the heat quite like an ice cold margarita. We’re lucky in Dallas to have an endless array of top-notch margs to choose from on any given day, but is there one that truly stands out above the rest? Surely everyone has their own opinion.

Let your voice be heard and your glass be full at the Dallas Margarita Meltdown in Bishop Arts on Sunday, May 26 where some of Dallas best margarita-serving restaurants will go head to head for the title of Best Margarita.

Participating Restaurants: Meso Maya, The Rustic, Whiskey Cake, La Duni, Urban Taco, Mutts, El Fenix, Boulevardier, The Standard Pour and more.

Purchase tickets on Eventbrite for $20 or head to Susie Drinks Dallas to enter her Dallas Margarita Meltdown Giveaway.


“Being Yourself in Business: It’s Your Thang” – a Free Workshop for Women Business Owners

Posted by    |    May 15th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

If you’ve been to the Oak Cliff area recently, you know that there are many interesting and successful new businesses. But did you kessler co-op - “Being Yourself in Business: It’s Your Thang”know that many of them are owned by women? On Saturday, May 18, The Kessler Co-Op will open its doors to women throughout the Metroplex for a free workshop on building and protecting a business entitled “Being Yourself in Business: It’s Your Thang.”

“The point is to educate women so they better understand all the things that come into building and protecting their businesses and images,” said Melissa Thrailkill, a small business and intellectual property attorney with an office in The Kessler Co-Op. “Women will leave the workshop with valuable information that will not only help them start or grow their businesses, but that will put them ahead of the game.” (more…)

BC Workshop Video on Wynnewood

Posted by    |    May 15th, 2013 at 11:42 am

 Great video with lots of historic footage of Wynnewood!

Neighborhood Stories: Wynnewood North from buildingcommunityWORKSHOP on Vimeo.

OOCCL Letter to Brent Jackson at Sylvan Thirty Regarding Alamo Motel Sign

Posted by    |    May 14th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

OOCCL Jackson Letter 5-14-2013-1 by OOCCLcom


“I Bike Jason,” Drumming Up Support to Help Founder Defray Cancer Costs

Posted by    |    May 14th, 2013 at 11:17 am

jason_tweedDALLAS – May 14, 2013,  Bike Friendly Oak Cliff is hosting a fundraising ride dubbed, “I Bike Jason,” to help founding member, Jason Roberts make a dent in the $40,000 in medical bills he’s facing after his recent bout with testicular cancer.

BFOC is looking for 75 riders to participate in a ride on Saturday, May 25th and has challenged these riders to raise $100 in pledges from friends and community supporters who appreciate the work Jason has done in our community.

Riders will start at Eno’s in the Bishop Arts at 7:00 p.m. and wheel their way to The Kessler Theater to help kick off the “Build a Better Jason Benefit.”

If you’re interested  in the ride please contact Zach Lytle at


Bike to Work Day Energizer Station, May 17th

Posted by    |    May 10th, 2013 at 1:41 pm


A host of activity will be happening on May 17th, better known as National Bike to Work Day!  Bike Friendly Oak Cliff is working with BikeDFW and DART  to host its first Energizer Station, modeled off of past events originally created by Bike Friendly Richardson.  There will be 4 other such stations hosted in Dallas and surrounding cities.  Go to for more details!

But, BFOC does things a bit differently down here across the river.  We are hoping to make it the most outrageous Energizer Station to date.  We’ll give you a hint:  Think loud and fun, with a bit of authentic Oak Cliff culture!


Build a Better Jason Fundraiser, May 25th

Posted by    |    May 9th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

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Our “Don Corleone” of the bicycle friendly world, Jason Roberts, needs our help!  After discovering he had testicular cancer and battling to beat the tar out of it, he’s back on his feet doing what he does best:  Building better blocks, one at a time!  Only now he’s been left with over $40K worth of medical bills!

The folks at BFOC and Go Oak Cliff have his back, and will be hosting an “I Bike Jason” group ride wearing Jason inspired gear to a fundraiser on May 25th, 2013 at the Kessler Theatre.  Here are the details:

When:  May 25th, 2013


Group Ride Meet UpEno’s Pizza Tavern, 7th and Bishop Ave

FundraiserKessler Theatre, 1230 W. Davis St., Dallas, TX 75208


Group Ride Departure:  7:00 Pm

Fundraiser:  Doors open at 7:00 Pm, 8:00 Pm show starts; All Ages

Purchase TicketsClick here; $25 and up

Build a Better Jason” Benefit to Help Beloved Dallas Resident: Bike Ride, Live Music, Art Auction to Help Jason Roberts Defray Cancer Treatment Bills.