Better Everywhere

Deep Ellum Outdoor Market is taking a shot at the Better Block project.  For those who don’t know what this is, it’s a day long attempt to show Dallas what streets could be like if they were built better!  More room for pedestrians, more room for bikes and more room for businesses!  Where does that room come from you ask?  How about a couple of those car lanes on Elm St.    This is going to be big! and we’re pumped! Check out the past event over in Oak Cliff here or the one over in Ft. Worth here.

See you there!

Pedal, A Documentary About NYC Bike Messengers (Start Cyclesomatic)

Cyclesomatic starts tonight! This four-day biking festival starts with a presentation of the hardcore bike messengers who work and live in NYC. These guys have no fear. If you haven’t, check out the trailer.

When: Tonight, Oct. 14, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Belmont Lawn
Group Ride? Bike Friendly Oak Cliff will be meeting at Main Street Park in downtown at 8 p.m. if you would like to join. BFDE, for now, does not have a meeting place planned.

Hope to see you out there!

Carrotmob Invades La Grange

What the hell is Carrotmob? Ok, well I think the best way to tell you is to show you. In cartoon form.

Basically, as a resident of Dallas, and a member of the Deep Ellum community, you need to come out to Deep Ellum’s swankiest bar and restaurant, La Grange. This Wednesday (Oct. 13) between 5PM and midnight our community will become more energy efficient. It’s a pretty sweet trade-off! Hang out in Deep Ellum, buy some drinks and food, and La Grange will put 81% of it’s profits towards becoming more energy efficient!

Man, it’s amazing what cartoons can teach us. Oh, and go find out more about Carrotmob here.

Cyclesomatic 2010

Cyclesomatic 2010 is upon us! This four-day festival for cyclers is bigger and better than Uncle Buck’s pancakes (complete with snow shovel).

Kicking off a screening of Pedal on the Belmont Hotel lawn, these four days will help bring cyclists together for fun activities including a Polaride Photo Scavenger Hunt (Register now!), Historical Lee Harvey Oswald Bike Ride, a big-ol block party in Oak Cliff, and lots of beer, cheers, and gears.

Here’s the schedule:

October 14th, Thursday 7:30 PM – 75208 Presents a Group Ride from Downtown to the Belmont Hotel to watch “Pedal
October 15th, Friday 8:30 AM – Dallas Bikes to City Hall
3 PM – Rosemont Elementary’s Kiddical Mass Ride Presented by QBP and YBS Bikes (Rescheduled)9:30 PM – Bike-In Movie on the Lawn at the Crow Museum – Godzilla vs. King Kong
October 16th, Saturday AM– Fort Worth to Dallas Ride – Details to Come
1PM – Alley Cat Race Presented b OCBC and DOOM
6PM – 10PM – Bicycle Block Party in Bishop Arts (w/Beer, BBQ, Bands, Gold Sprints, and more!)
October 17th, Sunday 10 AM – Photopol.us Present Polaride, A Bicycle Photo Scavenger Hunt
2:30PM BFOC Presents On the Trail of Lee Harvey Oswald History Tour Group Ride
4PM Cyclesomatic Wrap-Up Party at Eno’s Tavern

Weekly Grocery Ride!

You need groceries for the first part of the week right?  Well try grabbing a bag and a bike for this trip.  It’s easy!  We will meet at the Travelling Man sculpture across from the Deep Ellum Dart Station and roll up to New Flower Farmers Market at Henderson and Ross.  Don’t be afraid of shopping sans-car, we’ll show you how to do it. Join us every Sunday at 6pm for this casual ride, make a friend or two and maybe even learn a recipe from Becks!

***Update: New Flower will have water and fresh seasonal fruit for us when we arrive each week!  this week apples.***

Our New Friends

Transit Bicycle Company has given us the hookup!  Located a short ride from Deep Ellum over in West Village.                                                                                             Here are the details.

Transit Bicycle Company15% off service, 5% off merchandise. To obtain the discount, ride your bike to the store and ask for the Bike Friendly Deep Ellum  discount.

Find Out “Who Done It?”

Mark your calenders and join us for the BFOC’ers next ride.

you are here!

Welcome to grand opening of Bike Friendly Deep Ellum.  “Sister” to the original BFOC in Oak Cliff.  We are aiming for this site to be your Deep Ellum  one stop shop to biking in the area. (except we don’t sell anything).  Group Rides, Events, Local Discounts, and more to come…

Thanks for checking us out!