Archive for November, 2014

Tollroad Meeting December 3rd

Posted by    |    November 22nd, 2014 at 6:27 am


Live Kickstarter Campaign!

Posted by    |    November 20th, 2014 at 12:23 pm


A couple of local, Oak Cliff advocates and BFOC board members have a start up company manufacturing cargo bicycles right here in Oak Cliff! Please help support them by checking out their rewards, many from other local businesses like Oil and Cotton and Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters! We’d love to see them reach their funding goal so they can design and build a new, scratch built cargo bicycle frame to compliment the recycled frames they’re currently building. Go to or launch the campaign from the link below.

Aftermass: Bicycling in a post-Critical Mass Portland | November 26th, 7:00 PM @ the Texas Theatre

Posted by    |    November 13th, 2014 at 5:28 pm

aftermassA rare opportunity to see the great bicycle documentary, Aftermass, and have the filmmaker, Joel Biel, in house for a Q and A at the end.  Also, you’ll get to see it at the legendary Texas Theatre here in Oak Cliff, who is currently raising funds on Seed and Spark to get digital cinema .  There will be a ride from Main St Garden to the event.

Check out the trailer:

Here are the details:

Meet Up Ride Location:  Main St Garden, downtown Dallas

Meet Up Ride Time:  6:00 pm, depart 6:15 pm

Movie starts at 7:00 pm

Purchase a ticket here

RSVP here

Help Texas Theatre get Digital Cinema

The Jefferson Boulevard Viaduct and the I-35 Trinity Tollroad Connector

Posted by    |    November 12th, 2014 at 7:07 pm

 Representatives from TXDOT addressed the Oak Cliff Chamber Wednesday November 12 and updated the crowd on plans to demolish the Jefferson Boulevard Viaduct and replace it with a 4-story, 6 lane connector feeder from I-35 South to downtown and the unfunded and controversial Trinity Tollroad.  

Four-story, six-lane flyovers would cross Colorado and cut off Burnett Field from Oak Cliff and drastically alter sight lines of the iconic downtown skyline from the south. Four alternatives are being worked on with one cutting to the east towards the Cedars. All these alternatives will go to Council and then on to the public for input in the spring.  The project would cost an estimated 80 million dollars and is currently unfunded like the tollroad.

Completed in 1973 at a cost of 7 million dollars, the Jefferson Bridge never quite accomplished what city leaders envisioned at the time it was built. From a November 23, 1975 DMN article. “When the county built the bridge, which was financed from money voters approved in 1969, it was touted as being the first bridge constructed by a local governmental agency that conformed to Trinity Canal Navigation standards.”

Gateway Zoning Information

Posted by    |    November 10th, 2014 at 9:33 pm

All the information on the Gateway so far

Draft ordinance October 2014

Commissioner Anglin’s bullet points

November 2014

September 2014


From Lake Cliff Historic District  Ordinance 23328

‘ello Guvnor! Details on the Dallas 2014 Tweed Ride

Posted by    |    November 6th, 2014 at 12:35 pm


‘Ello Guvnor! BFOC is getting all dolled up once again for the 2014 Dallas Tweed Ride on Sunday, November 23rd. Once again we’ll meet at the Grassy Knoll in downtown Dallas at 1:30PM, ride through downtown, inside of Dallas Heritage Village, across the Houston bridge (if it’s completed), through Bishop Arts, and on to the Turner House in North Oak Cliff. Oddfellows Restaurant will sponsor the activities on the lawn including tug-of-war, jousting, and more! Matt Tolentino of the Singapore Slingers will be back performing accordion on the lawn, and there’ll be plenty of beer. The Facebook event is here.


It will be the perfect backdrop for the ride and we’ll plan on having a series of over-the-top British games inspired by the Chap Olympiad:

If you’re still looking for outfit ideas, be sure to stop by some of the event sponsor’s shops like Zola’s Everyday Vintage in the Bishop Arts District, and House of MacGreggor hats who are both offering discounts to all riders.


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Dallas Tweed Ride | November 23, 2014 1:30 PM

Posted by    |    November 4th, 2014 at 7:08 pm


Dressing in tweed this time of year in Dallas just feels right, so that’s why BFOC presents the annual Dallas Tweed Ride on November 23, 2014 at 1:30 pm. jason_tweed We will ride from the infamous Grassy Knoll, staging from behind the white fence and take a nice, leisurely ride around downtown, ending in Oak Cliff at tweed4the Turner House.  There we’ll have games, a band, food truck, and some delicious beverages so bring some cash.  Wear your favorite Tweed, fancy dress, or steam punk outfit to look your best for all of the Dallasites who will be watching and waving you on!tweedvid2009capture

Meet Up Time:  1:30 PM

Meet Up Location:  Grassy Knoll

Route Distance:  8-9 miles

RSVP on Facebook