Dallas Tweed Ride 2017

Posted by    |    November 27th, 2017 at 8:47 pm

Dallas Tweed Ride

Sport your finest tweedy attire and join BFOC for a leisurely jaunt about town on bicycle!

The legendary Tweed Ride will roll out of the Union Station at high noon, 12:00pm on December 3rd! Traffic will naturally pause, watching in disbelief as happy cyclists pass by pedaling through the crisp winter air. The entire group will be wearing charming tweed outfits, like a collective art installation transporting everyone involved to a more beautiful time and place.

The pace is slow enough for anyone to keep up, so dust off your cruiser, let your street bike enjoy the relaxing pace, invite your sweet old neighbor and bring the kids. The bike ride route will be from Union Station to Local Hub Bicycle Shop where one lucky cyclist wearing the best Tweed outfit will be awarded a gift card.  Then we will move onward to Internet Cafe 2, and finally to Turner House in North Oak Cliff.

Oddfellows Restaurant will sponsor the activities on the lawn including tug-of-war, 3-legged races, and more! Matt Tolentino of the Singapore Slingers will be back performing accordion on the lawn, and there’ll be plenty of hot cider and mulled wine. The Facebook event is here.

This is your chance to get friends and family on bicycles together for a day full of smiles, whether they normally ride or not!

Don’t own a bike? There are plenty of bike shares out there! And our starting location, Union Station, is SUPER easy to get to via public transportation, so consider planning your day to include an adventure on the DART train, local busses, or organize a group ride from your neighborhood to the starting point then home again.  There will be plenty of Bike Share bicycles available too.  Be on the look out for the a free ride Promo Code!

There is no cost to join the ride! Bring your own picnic, pack extra to share with new friends and bring cash to buy refreshment or BFOC swag.  There will be pint glasses, cycle-related booklets, and t-shirts available.  Proceeds from all sales will support the community efforts of Bike Friendly Oak Cliff.

For a taste of what is in store and for apparel ideas, view the galleries of the original New York Tweed Ride, and San Francisco Tweed Ride.

Thoughts on style from the Tweed Cycling Club

Photos of the past Dallas Tweed Rides:

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Home Tour tomorrow!

Posted by    |    October 20th, 2017 at 2:13 pm

More amazing press from Candy’s Dirt.   Thanks Candy!

 

While the home that Dallas City Center Realtor Tony Nuncio is sponsoring for the Heritage Oak Cliff Fall Home Tour is far from old, he won’t hold that against it. An Old Oak Cliff Conservation League (now Heritage Oak Cliff) member since 2007, a founding member of the Oak Park Estates Neighborhood Association, and now a proud resident of the Kings Highway Conservation District, Nuncio has long been dedicated to the area.

In fact, he and his partner of 21 years, Terrance Nichols, opened their remodeled 1920s bungalow for the 2015 home tour — a sacrifice on the altar of neighborhood fundraising that all home tour participants know too well. Though we are in love with his adorable house, this year, Nuncio is proud to sponsor the gorgeous, modern take on the glass house at 804 Kessler Woods Trail. Trust — there will be no stone throwing coming from us, as we’re completely in awe with not only the house itself, but with the views.

“It’s a little over 3,000 square feet and designed to take full advantage of the beautiful views from the nearby Twelve Hills Nature Center,” Nuncio said of the Mark Domiteaux design. “Bringing the outdoors inside is the goal, and there is excellent native landscaping. A pool was added in 2016 by the current owner, with a deck and beautiful outdoor space.”

Of course, sponsoring a home tour stop is no easy task, but Nuncio — ever the achiever — went that important step further. “I’m on the selection committee — we preview the houses in March and April,” progressively paring the list down. This year, the committee had to make many tough choices to bring you a robust, diverse group of homes that each showcase a different architectural perspective of Oak Cliff.

Tour goers will appreciate the committee’s good taste as they meander through the eight impressive homes, which include an absolutely perfect Hutsell-designed manse in Kessler Park — a stark contrast to the angular modernism of Domiteaux+Baggett’s aesthetic. And though we absolutely admire the architecture of these homes, don’t miss the interior details.

“The interior is phenomenal and the art collection is very eclectic and cool,” Nuncio said of the Kessler Woods home. “Another unique feature is the small footbridge to the front door. From there, you enter a cool sunken living room with accordion-style glass doors.”

The tour runs this weekend, Oct. 21 and 22, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets, which are $20 for general admission and $15 for seniors, are available online.

Home Tour This Weekend!

Posted by    |    October 18th, 2017 at 8:43 pm

FALL HOME TOUR THIS WEEKEND! Get your tickets online here or at participating outlets. TIckets can be purchased at Kessler Baking Studio, Lucky Dog Books or at participating Tom Thumb’s:
315 S Hampton
6333 Mockingbird
522 Preston Royal Center
633 W. Wheatland (Duncanville)

OR DURING THE TOUR at Ticket Central - Simply Austin, 401 N. Bishop in the Bishop Arts District OR at any Tour Home.


Hear the lions roar from the back of this beautiful modern home behind the Dallas Zoo.


Charming cottage facade disguises the truth that this home is over 4000 sq ft


East Kessler outdoor dining area fit to host the most elegant of parties.


Custom ironwork adorns this Kiest Forest residence.


This home on Mayrant Dr. has a beautiful modern kitchen.


Wynnewood North cottage with original hardwood floors.