Archive for February, 2015

McAdams Cemetery Clean Up Rescheduled!!!

Posted by    |    February 27th, 2015 at 10:31 am

 

With today’s snow flurries and the area under a winter weather advisory until Saturday night, we have decided to reschedule the clean up of McAdams Cemetery for next Saturday March 7 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.  Any time you can spare next Saturday afternoon would be greatly appreciated and we thank you so much for your patience and willingness to help.  We will see you next weekl with your gas powered weed eaters and lobbers!

Bicycle Flash-Mob, Oak Cliff Style

Posted by    |    February 26th, 2015 at 9:15 am

Bike Friendly Oak Cliff is hosting a New Spring Break Event, ¡Paletas y Bicicletas!, that will include Multiple Kids Bike Giveaways, Luchadores, Pinatas, Mariachis and DOOR-PRIZES.

¡Paletas y Bicicletas!
¡Paletas y Bicicletas!

More information about the event can be found here.

We would like to invite all cyclists, groups, clubs and individuals to join us that day.

The idea is that groups “RIDE IN” from different parts of town creating a bicycle type, “flash mob,” bringing more awareness to cyclists throughout the city.

Bike Flash-Mob!
Bicycle Flash-Mob!

Please RSVP, Share and Invite your cycling friends here.

Join us for all the FREE, Family-Friendly, Festivities.

Thanks for helping make this event a great success!

Bike Friendly Oak Cliff

McAdams Cemetery Clean Up

Posted by    |    February 25th, 2015 at 3:36 pm

 

Unless it rains or ices, we still plan to clean up McAdams Cemetery on Saturday morning at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  OOCCL is very grateful to JD’s Tree Service for clearing away all the large trees and stacking them at the street!  That will make our job much easier.

We need to lob off all the small starter trees and weed eat the entire plot and along the fence line.  Then we need to bag up all the refuse and stack it on the street.  We’ll have gloves and bags for you.  If you have lobbers or a gas powered weedeater, please bring it!  Also wear protective eyewear and boots.  

We will evaluate the weather on Friday night and post something here, on our Face Book Page and also send out an announcement.

We thank the community so much for all the support on this.  The feedback has been amazing.  
OOCCL

Proposed Thoroughfare Plan Amendment for Bicycle Infrastructure to Beckley Ave and Zang Blvd

Posted by    |    February 25th, 2015 at 10:14 am

(Mailed) February 24, 2015

 

 

CITY OF DALLAS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

PROPOSED THOROUGHFARE PLAN AMENDMENT

(1)  BECKLEY AVENUE BETWEEN IH-30 and ZANG BOULEVARD

(2)  ZANG BOULEVARD BETWEEN COLORADO BOULEVARD and BECKLEY AVENUE

(3)  ZANG BOULEVARD between BECKLEY AVUENUE and DAVIS STREET

 

Your input is requested at a community meeting to discuss proposed Thoroughfare Plan amendments for Beckley Avenue and Zang Boulevard on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at:

Hitt Auditorium at Methodist Hospital

1441 North Beckley Avenue

Dallas, TX 75203

@ 6:00 pm

This proposed street design approach places emphasis on establishing a design that incorporates the Dallas Streetcar, and balances vehicle movement while integrating amenities that accommodate pedestrians, cyclists, and public transit users. The proposed amendment includes reducing travel lanes on Zang from six to four and adding bicycle facilities on both Beckley and Zang.

Ride with BFOC to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

Posted by    |    February 24th, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Please join Bike Friendly Oak Cliff as we ride over to Greenville Ave for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

Kiss Me! I Ride a Bike!
Kiss Me! I Ride a Bike!

Deck yourselves AND your bikes out in GREEN and join us on a family friendly ride from Oak Cliff to the parade route.

A bicycle really is the best way to navigate the crowds and traffic on a day like St. Patrick’s Day, so please join us!

Meet up at Oddfellows at 9:00 am, Saturday, March 14th. Roll out at 9:30 am.

As always, for those of you who are unable to join us, we encourage everyone to ride from their part of town and meet us at the event.

And remember, there is no better way to enjoy this Dallas tradition than on a bicycle!

Bike  Friendly Oak Cliff

And The Winner Is…

Posted by    |    February 17th, 2015 at 5:34 pm

“There’s No Place Like Home”

by 

Winnetka Heights Neighborhood Association

&

Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Our judges agreed that Winnetka Heights Neighborhood Association once again reigned supreme in everything from costumes, grandeur, detail, and a boat load of participants. The float could have just as easily been in the Macy’s Parade (seriously, it was that good). What we missed, though, was Mardi Gras! There were no beads flying on Bishop Avenue for the crowds that awaited the Grand Champions from 2012 and 2013.

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Photo by Elliott Muñoz

We thank Winnetka Heights for always putting on a great show! So much time and effort obviously went into their production, and we look forward to seeing what they come up with for Mardi Gras Oak Cliff 2016: Everything is SUPER! (It’s on Super Bowl Sunday in 2016!)

And, after much deliberation, we have agreed that we should add a couple of Honorable Mentions and acknowledgments for some amazing entries who  also knocked it out of the park on Sunday.

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Photo by Barry Kooda

Bacchabilly by the Social Club and Pleasure Krewe: A double-decker float, live music, beads! The energy was contagious! This krewe built their float on the side of Davis, just next to El Si Hay and Bolsa. It was great fun watching it come together, and it didn’t disappoint!

 

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Photo by Elliott Muñoz

Tyler Street Art Insurgents:  Eclectic, fun, great music, and an overall awesome ride. We look forward to watching this krewe grow!

 

JD Trees: The design, the music, and the art bus were all fantastically done.

 

Kickin’ Brass Band: They brought the true New Orleans spirit to the parade! What’s not to love about a great horn section and a lady on the bass drum. Bonus: they even circled back around and played for the crowd for the rest of the parade!

 

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Photo by Barry Kooda

The World Famous Free Wheelie-ing Elvi: Their look is similar no matter which parade you find them in, but the crowd always loves and remembers the Elvi!

 

West Davis Dental & the Dallas Zoo:  Both did a great job using their entry to promote their businesses but with great floats that maintained the celebratory vibe of the day.

 

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Photo by Elliott Muñoz

West Kessler Neighborhood Association: The DeLorean might be the most photographed entry into the parade!

 

There were many, many other incredible entries. The Basement Gallery’s Arti-Gras float was incredibly artistic and well done. We might even hire them to build us one next year! The students from Sunset High School have really shined year after year in this parade, but the added pizzaz of dancing drum majors won our hearts over!

We couldn’t be prouder of Oak Cliff, and thank everyone for the time, energy, money, and heart that was put into making this the best parade yet!

Go Oak Cliff! Onward to 2016!

 

 

 

 

Dallas Mayoral Forum

Posted by    |    February 16th, 2015 at 2:06 pm

EKNA OOCCL Mayoral Event

 

Donate to Bike Friendly Oak Cliff!

Posted by    |    February 11th, 2015 at 2:19 pm

BFOCDid you know Bike Friendly Oak Cliff is a 501 c 3 non-profit?  We operate on donations and use those funds to put on fun bicycle events, advocate for bicycle policy and infrastructure, install bicycle parking and repair stations, and much more.

Use a portion of your tax refund to support local by clicking on Donate at the top of this website, which will direct you to Paypal.  Your donations are 100% tax deductible.

 

Spring Gathering and 2015 Grant Applications

Posted by    |    February 10th, 2015 at 7:19 am

Bicycle Brewery Tour, the Winter Edition 2015| The Aftermath

Posted by    |    February 9th, 2015 at 4:26 pm

There have been special days since the birth of Bike Friendly Oak Cliff that have put our little bicycle advocacy organization on the map.  The very first Lee Harvey ride, and the first Tweed ride certainly come to mind, and set in local lore what BFOC is all about.  Saturday’s 4th edition of the Bicycle Brewery Tour was one of those moments when a perfect Winter day of 72 degrees and sunny made for an epic day of craft beer tasting and bicycle riding.  If you missed this one, kick yourself right now! I can only type so many words before you just need to see the pictures below.

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front of tee shirt, click to Order!
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Bicycle Brewery Tour, The Winter Edition 2015 printed on the rear neck

Thank you so much to the brewery’s who endured our 400 plus group throughout the day, Peticolas Brewing, Noble Rey Brewing, Texas Ale Project, Braindead Brewing, and Small Brew in that order.  We started at the Continental bridge with easily 300 plus, picked up another 100 or so, and carried through to the end over 75 people, a record for the tour!
If you missed out on the official tour tee, you’re in luck as a second run will be made.  They’re Gildan Softstyle and come in Men’s or Women’s sizes, from Small to XXL.  $20 plus $5 shipping.  Order one today!

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