Texas Bicycling News September 29th 2016

Racing on ranges

By Kelby Wingert, Sentinel Editor


Hundreds of competitive cyclists came out to Fort Hood Saturday and Sunday for the Fort Hood Challenge, a state championship road race put on by “The Racing Post” magazine.
According to “Racing Post” editor Andy Hollinger, the 33-mile closed course on Fort Hood’s western range roads is the largest closed course for cycling in the state of Texas. This is the eighth year this event has been hosted at Fort Hood.
It takes more than a year to plan and prepare for the two-day event, Hollinger said, working with …

Mountain Biking

By Emily Moskal


Whether you’re a spandex-sporting speed racer or a casual cycling sightseer, you can find a variety of difficulty levels and an amazing array of scenery at state parks across the state.
Mountain biking isn’t just for the mountains — every part of the state has terrain suitable for the technical tricks and …

Thumper EB-pre ride, Saturday 10/1 @ 9:00AM

by Austin Bike


I’ve ridden it twice in the past week, including today when I rode/did trail work to clear out ~2/3 of the route.
We need some wheels down to help clear things out and you need to learn the trail, it’s a win-win.
I will be leading a group on Saturday morning @ 9AM. We will meet here:
Park on Fittonia, NOT on Yaupon. We need to be nice to the neighborhood, we’re guests there and …

Houston Heights Association prepares for Bicycle Rally & Scavenger Hunt


Oct. 2 is the day to gather your friends and family and head to the Houston Heights for its 11th Annual Bicycle Rally & Scavenger Hunt.
The race begins and ends at Houston Heights Association’s Marmion Park at 18th Street and Heights Boulevard. The festivities begin at 8 a.m. with the Rally’s 20-mile ride through the Houston Heights and neighboring areas. At 2 p.m. participants in the Rally’s five-mile ride are …

Bike or run at Livestrong Challenge on Oct. 16

by Pam LeBlanc


Livestrong is gearing up for its 20th annual Livestrong Challenge in a few weeks, and this year’s event includes both a bike ride and a 5K run.
Cyclists can choose from routes of 20, 45, 65 or 100 miles. The courses start and finish at the Palmer Events Center at 900 Barton Springs Road downtown, and wind south and west through the Hill Country. Cyclists who tackle the 100-miler will loop through Driftwood, Wimberley and San Marcos, stopping to refuel at themed support …

Sunday Streets Heads West to the Energy Corridor

By Katharine Shilcutt


Fall couldn’t have hit at a finer time, as Cigna’s Sunday Streets event returns from its summer hiatus to hit the suburbs for the first time ever. Since its inception in 2014, the free monthly bike ride/neighborhood open house has closed down major thoroughfares in the Heights, Montrose, the Third Ward, the East End, the Museum District and downtown to encourage more Houstonians to explore their …

Jo’s Koffee Shop Ride- 67 Miles

Saturday, Oct 1, 2016, 8:00 AM

bicycle sports shop
517 S. Lamar Blvd Austin, TX

2 Austin Cyclists Attending

I am planning on riding the century at The Outlaw next weekend, so I might as well try to drag a few more along with me as I ramp up at the last minute!This is the standard South Austin route to Buda and then continuing to San Marcos.  This ride is no-drop and the pace will average 16ish mph so be sure you can maintain that ride pace. No drop mean…

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Saturday, Oct 1, 2016, 7:45 AM

Bob Wiggs’ house
4844 Portsmouth El Paso, TX

3 Cyclists Attending

Bob’s house to Sunland Park and then to the Mcnutt and to the end of Airport Rd and back.Distance:  27 or 34 miles – depending on majority of group preferenceAt end, we will have sale on CPC items:  $5.00 T-shirt sale and $25.00 Jersey sale of what we have left.  Cash only and bring the correct amounts , no change. Muffins and coffee.Ride will s…

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Wednesday Night DT ride to eat!!

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016, 6:30 PM

“The Rock”
1700 Veteran Drive Austin, TX

1 Austin Cyclists Attending

welcome to the wed downtown ride to eat ride!!ride is 24mi. route is a loop around austin. which starts on the westside. it goes north from start though neighborhood along MoPac to anderson ln. then heads east over to springdale. then south on springdale back to downtown. ride avg is bout 14-17mph depending on weather and who shows up. also at 17m…

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Wednesday night ride

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016, 7:00 PM

No location yet.

2 HHRC members Attending

Road bike ride from the Heights hike and bike trail up White Oak Bayou and back. Please make sure your lights (front and back) are operational and bring plenty of water.

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RIDE SCHEDULE – October 2016

Georgetown Cyclopaths

Day Date Time Meet at Miles Map Miles Map

Saturday 10/1/2016 8:00 AM Union State Bank in Florence 34 miles F2 43 miles F3
Sunday 10/2/2016 1:30 PM Berry Springs Park 32 miles B65 43 miles B50

Saturday 10/8/2016 8:00 AM Liberty Hill Elementary School 33 miles L2 45 miles L9
Sunday 10/9/2016 1:30 PM Berry Springs Park 31 miles B44 40 miles B19

Saturday 10/15/2016 9:00 AM Dale’s Essenhaus Restaurant in Walburg 32 miles WA11 46 miles WA12
Sunday 10/16/2016 1:30 PM Berry Springs Park 31 miles B18 38 miles B69

Saturday 10/22/2016 9:00 AM Catholic Church in Andice 34 miles A11 47 miles A22
Sunday 10/23/2016 1:30 PM Berry Springs Park 33 miles B27 40 miles B

This weekend’s rides: Liberty Hill with Round Mountain! Red Horn!

by Thomas


The weather looks awesome this weekend! Come ride with us!
Saturday is our fast pace ride. We will head out to Liberty Hill and Round Mountain via either https://www.strava.com/routes/4120994 (67 miles) or [https://www.strava.com/routes/3902428](https://www.strava.com/routes/3902428 (76 miles). We can form multiple groups based on time, distance, or speed preference. Hang out with us after the ride at …

BH&Me: Jingwen Wang


Jingwen Wang, 30, BikeHouston Volunteer Coordinator
Being born in China, Jinweng grew up riding her bike everywhere from an early age. “In China it was then the major source of transportation for most people. Biking was a lot easier and faster to go to most destinations. I got my first bike when I was 9 years old and when I was 13 years old, I biked to school every day. I never felt scared, there were bike lanes everywhere and there …

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‘Break dancing on a bike’

By Luke Henkhaus


Micheal Shao, more commonly known as the “Bike Guy” or “That Guy on the Bike,” can often be seen performing elaborate tricks on his bicycle in Pickard Pass — a talent that has made him somewhat of a phenomenon among the Texas A&M student body.
In addition to being a political science junior at A&M, Shao is …

Major Announcement Regarding Jack Brooks Park!


It is with great excitement that we announce our newest agreement between GHORBA and the Galveston County Parks Department for the Jack Brooks Trail System. GCP is a great example of what a mutually benefiting and understanding partnership can be with a landowner.
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Commissioner Joe Giusti, Julie Diaz -GCP Director, Jennifer Krupa-Programs Manager, and Bob Simoneau-Parks Operation Manger. They were incredible to work with and extremely supportive of mountain biking and our organization. Thanks to all of you for …

Let’s Meetup and Ride the Mountain Bike trails of Memorial Park

Monday, Oct 3, 2016, 6:00 PM

Memorial Park – Soccer/Rugby Pitch Parking lot
6501 Memorial Dr (29.765522, -95.444994) Houston, TX

1 Members Attending

Intermediate MTB Ride – Every Monday at Memorial Park. 6pm until Danny gets tired or it gets too dark. (Usually about an hour) Join us every Monday for a fun, moderate pace ride through the Memorial Park Trails. We can do skills training or just play in the dirt.Meet at the parking lot by the Soccer/Rugby field. Bring your helmet and water. Add li…

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San Antonio Parks and Rec working on storm cleanup following floods

Sue Calberg, KHOU


SAN ANTONIO — Even though some sections of the San Antonio hike and bike trail system are still under water or muddy messes, they are so popular people are still out enjoying them anyway.
In the Willow Springs Golf Course area, the trail surface is clear but a waist-high wall of water laid waste to a section of 10-foot high fence. …

Tuesday: Intermediate/Advanced Mountain Bike Ride at the Ant Hills

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016, 6:15 PM

15200 Memorial Dr
15200 Memorial Dr Houston, Te

1 Houston Cycling Members Attending

This will be a medium to fast pace ride through the Ant Hills of Hershey Park! Bring WATER, spare tube/tire, snacks, etc…Helmets required. Call if you are going to be late so we can wait for you. Wheels rolling by 6:30! See you there

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DBRec Going to Weston – Sat 10-1-2016, 8:00 a.m. Start Time

by aurpl


We are doing 65 miles to Weston
Sign in is at 7:45 – please be on time so we are not delayed in leaving.
•We target a rolling average of 16mph to 16.5mph
•We may go much faster at times and exceed 25mph, depending on wind and hills.
•The goal is to keep the group effort smooth and consistent during the ride.
Click here for the route …

Captain’s Blog – 09/28/2016 – Bike MS, How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways…

Peter Ray


…The Bike MS: Valero Ride to the River (aka, the RTTR) is taking place this weekend. There are so many reasons why I am so excited about this, so let me begin counting the ways…
The Weather Will Be Fabulous!
I’ve participated in an October Bike MS ride for 17 years now. During this time, the weather has been all over the place – from heat so intense you want to cry…to winds so harsh you lose speed going downhill…to rain so heavy the ride is cancelled and our team tent floats away in a sudden flood (this actually happened in 2009 when the Ride to the River became The Ride in the River). Well, this year from all accounts the weather will be perfect. For those of us who have sweated away through …

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Woodlands tapped to test new bike share technology

By Bridget Balch


The Woodlands may play host to a test run of the latest technology in bike sharing this fall.
BCycle, a bike share equipment supplier, approached The Woodlands Township with a proposal to use Town Center as a field trial location for its new BCycle Smart bike system in order to test equipment and gather user feedback.
“Since we’re so bike friendly and upscale … (BCycle) thought The Woodlands would be a good place (for the trial),” said John Powers, assistant general manager for community services for The Woodlands Township. …

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Heights Annual Bicycle Rally & Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, Oct 2, 2016, 9:00 AM

Marmion Park
Heights Blvd & 18th Street Houston, TX

3 HHRC members Attending

Join us for the Heights annual bicycle scavenger hunt – 20 miles. This is a really fun event and the more the merrier. So please come along and bring a friend.Register before September 28th to get $20 registration fee or register day of the race for $25. Register online at www.houstonheights.org. Packet pick up day of race starting at 8am. We will…

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Dam to Dam ride in Jasper shifts gears

By Pete Radowick


Texans have no shortage of cycling events from which to choose in mid-October. A check of Wheel Brothers’ Texas Bike Rides and Race Calendar lists seven events on the weekend of October 15-16. Balmy weather spawns a wave of outdoor activities that only grows as football and baseball playoffs comingle, festivals are plentiful, and it’s also a great time to play golf. Yes, the calendar on your refrigerator gets a workout in October.

Showing no fear are organizers of the 13th annual Dam to Dam Bike Ride in Jasper as the event leaves its spring fixture and moves into the busy autumn mix. Wheels go down at 8 a.m. on October 15 in the East Texas town surrounded by tall pines, challenging hills and …

Texan Bikes Cross Country with Dog & Rubber Chicken to Promote Local Animal Shelters

by Brandon Doyen


For the past three years, a Texan has been pedaling a cargo bicycle across the country with his dog Bixby and their safety companion ‘Chicken Charlie.’
They’re on an epic adventure promoting local animal shelters.
Five years ago, Mike Minnick decided to leave his bartending life behind in Austin, Texas to pursue something more meaningful.
He sold everything, including his truck, quit smoking, and started bicycling. His first big trial run was a 600 mile bike ride from Texas to Arkansas in 2013.
“I did a good job. I had the …

ASI recalls some Breezer and Fuji bikes over seatpost concerns

by BRAIN Staff


WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International is recalling some Fuji and Breezer bikes because the top clamp of the seat post can crack, posing a fall hazard to the user.
Consumers are being told to immediately stop riding the bicycles and take them to a local Breezer or Fuji dealer or contact Advanced Sports International for a free replacement top seat clamp. …

Javelina Hustle CX Series

San Angelo Bicycle Association


Javelina Hustle CX Series includes the following 4 events:
Javelina Hustle CX Series Race #1 Sep 28, 2016
Javelina Hustle CX Series Race #2 Oct 5, 2016
Javelina Hustle CX Series Race #3 Oct 12, 2016
Javelina Hustle CX Series Race #4 Oct 19, 2016
There is a series discount of 2.00 USD per event
SABA’s Cyclocross Series begins on Wednesday September 28th at 6:30PM. The four race series will be held at the San Angelo State Park’s CX Course from the South Shore Pavilion. Registration is available HERE. The series will be best 3 races out of 4 with A, B and C categories for men and women. Come join in on the fun! Check the SABA Facebook page for more information.

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Over 700 cyclists take on final state race of season

Artie Phillips


COPPERAS COVE — Elijah Road and Old Georgetown Road were completely devoid of traffic over the weekend, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t being used.
More than 700 cyclists packed the roads and staging area for the State Road Race Championship, the final state race of the season. …

Man struck by pickup while riding bike taken to local hospital

By Ethan Hutchins


WACO, Texas (KWTX) An older man was injured Monday morning when the bicycle he was riding collided with a pickup truck on LaSalle Avenue.
Police and first responders were sent at about 8:50 a.m. to the intersection of South 2nd Street and La Salle Avenue.
Police at the scene said the …

Uber for bike mechanics: new program helps pair consumers with independent wrenches

by Stephen Frothingham


WESTERLY, R.I. (BRAIN) — In classic start-up fashion, Velotooler lends itself nicely to an elevator pitch (or more accurately, an Interbike booth pitch): It’s Uber for bike mechanics.
Velotooler, now in beta testing and expected to launch in the coming weeks, connects consumers and independent bike mechanics. Like Uber, Velotooler sets the prices and handles transactions through …

CreekFest Family Bike Rally


CreekFest Family Bike Rally presented by GHORBA is this Saturday, October 1st from 9am – 4pm.
GHORBA will offer ongoing classes and hourly tours of the beautiful trails of Cypresswood.
Activities include:
* Helmet & Bike Safety Checks
*Beginning Skills Class
*Beginning Obstacle Course
*Guided tours of the Cypresswood trails
Bring out …

GHORBA Social & Dinner Meeting


Article category: General
Monday, October 3, 2016 – 6:00pm
Please join us for a social & dinner meeting on Monday, October 3, 2016 at Ula’s Mexican Restaurant located at 5555 Washington Ave., Houston, 77007. 6:00-9:00pm.
This social & meeting is open to GHORBA members, non-members, and Memorial Park MTB trail volunteers. Dinner buffet …

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