Fort Worth Mountain Biker’s Association
Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 12, 2014! There’s going to be a huge party at The Pour House in Fort Worth benefiting the club. It couldn’t happen at a better time! We need your support, so be sure to wear your favorite FWMBA T-shirt or jersey. There will be craft beers, music and food to enjoy from 1:00-6:00pm. Mountain bikes and cruisers will be raffled off with all proceeds going to FWMBA. There will be bike parking available, so let’s roll over for some good times at The Pour House. Bring friends, and we’ll see you there!
FrankenBike (n) A free bike swap meet held once a month, at different locations in Houston and surrounding areas, that is open to anyone who wants to buy, sell or trade bicycles and bicycle related gear or parts.
By Tom Benning cityhallblog.dallasnews.com
The city of Dallas is moving forward with plans for its first-ever bike share program – an experiment, in essence, that’s slated to launch this summer at Fair Park.
The Dallas Park and Recreation Board on Thursday approved the idea, which will provide the non-profit Friends of Fair Park with up to $125,000 in city funds to install and operate a bicycle rental program in the 277-acre park.
The program would be relatively small, with around 15-20 bikes spread across two locations in Fair Park. And the bike share effort would actually shut down during…
The first lap of my race at the 2014 Mellow Johnny’s Classic XC Mountain Bike Race.
By Jimmy Rodriguez: Cycling enthusiast. Planting pastor of Love City Church (Cedar Hill). Husband of Kaysie Rodriguez. Servant to all.
Like most of us, I was introduced to the lifestyle of mountain biking on an old, used, steel frame 26er that had seen better days. It wasn’t great, but it was better suited for the trails than the BMX bike I grew up racing on. Despite my lack of skill and apparently ancient equipment it was a blast because as many of you can attest, at first we didn’t care about the newest technology or Strava times. We just enjoyed the ride.
But as my passion grew so did my addiction for the latest and greatest. I longed for the…
By Steve Miller and Dodie Miller
Day 61: Brackettville to Comstock: Peaceful, easy feeling.
Thursday March 6, 2014, 90 km (56 miles) – Total so far: 3,618 km (2,248 miles)
The romance of sleeping under the stars in the desert may stem from some sort of cowboy mythology. Or maybe it stems from the earliest days of prehistory. For us, it may stem from the line in the Eagles song “I want to sleep with you in the desert tonight, with a million stars all around”
Whatever the source of the mystique, the stars were all out in the desert last night and looking up at them was one of the highlights of the trip. We had left the fly off the tent, because of the clear sky. The temperature was 5 C which was easily handled by our sleeping bags. In fact it adds to the enjoyment when it is cool, but you are warm.
Because we had stopped early, and gone to bed early, we got up at 4:00 a.m. We enjoyed cooking breakfast and hanging around our concrete pad, and finally set off down the road at 5:30 a.m. The number of giant trucks roaring by had tapered off (but never stopped) overnight. With our various lights, flashers, and reflectors we felt almost safer than during the day. Although it had been comfortably cool in camp, it felt cold on…
New Events Added to Texbiker.net Calendar
by drmoreau forums.mtbr.com
I’m working on a course profile for a 200 mile grinder in NE Texas, provisionally for October 2014. Planning a 100 mile route too, as well as shorter/easier rides for family/friends. I’m modeling the ride on the Dirty Kanza. Would have food/music at registration and at finish as well.
Do you think we could get 300 riders for each distance? …
By Bruce Nelson and Axel Kunzmann
Who? What? Where? When? And — Why?: The nuts and bolts
We have heard from several people of the joy of bicycling in the Texas Hills for years. But, the trips we have seen advertised were too short to merit a trip to Texas. So, when our friends Rosy and Jordan told us about this one, we jumped, first joining the Bicycle Adventure Club [click here] and then booking this trip [click here].
The ride directors are John McManus and Brenda Cole. Other participants are Bruce Nelson & Axel Kunzmann (us), Dianne Olsen, Gail Moyes, Frank Moyes, Hal Baas, Michael Blake, George Ellis, Chip Sterling, Kathy Sterling, Rosy Jacobsen, Jordan Jacobsen, Kathy Patrick-Baas, Donna Leban, Marion Shaw, Fred Shaw, Glenn Guenterberg, Toni Blanken, Thomas Blanken, Patrice Van Vleet and Rick Hill.
Unless otherwise noted, photos are from the cameras of Axel and Bruce. To see other journals we have done…
Trail: River Bend
Saturday, March 8, 2014 – 7:30am
t is now or never to build trail.
Greg has marked a new trail and we need to finish it before the grass is too thick.
We will work that weekend between races so no excuses. Paydirt hours can be had.
Plan on meeting at the green gate at 7:30 am on the March 8th. We, ll work till noon.
Bring water, gloves, loppers, racks…
By Martin Dabrowski*
Before I go.: Off to see the world
I’m of to see parts of the USA that I’ve never seen before, the deep south. I’ve been to 43 states so far in my life and this trip will add 6 of the missing ones. I’ll still have Alaska left but that’s another tip.
Why am I going by bicycle? It’s a good way to really see things. You’re not locked up in a fast moving car, whizzing by things at 70 miles an hour. You can stop anywhere, smell everything and really enjoy the scenery. And one of the big pluses is the people that you meet. You roll into a rest area or camp ground and you are non-threatening to people, just a curiosity. “Who is this weird guy on a bike?” I’ve had some very interesting conversations in my previous trips and I’ve also gotten some helpful hints as to what to see and where to go.
This journal will not be a great literary work, just a…
Have you ever tried one of the RAAM Challenge events? If not, this would be a great place to start! It’s one of the coolest ride series around, and it’s on March 8th, 2014. We sat down for an amazing interview with the newest host of the event, Jon Reiling.
Why join your ride?
First of all, the thing that I am most proud of is that we have something for everyone. All levels of riders. We have a half mile ride, all way up to a 400 mile ride for those qualifying for RAMM. There is also an option to ride solo or as a team. As a team, you can ride it has a 2 man or 4 man team, and split it up between riders. Additionally, we focus on the community. Texas has an amazing cycling community, which is one of the reasons we chose the Austin event. We want to support the community in all aspects. This year, we are highlighting the…
By Brandon Mulder www.austinpost.org
Ahhh, springtime … at long last. The glorious sunshine and moderate temperatures that revisit our city this month leave no excuse to not take full advantage of the great outdoors. There are occasions aplenty to take part in some social and cycling adventures.
Tuesday Morning Blazing Saddle Ride: Every Tuesday morning at 6:15 sharp, Mellow Johnny’s and Team 787Racing hold a fast-paced sunrise ride. Rides cover about 40 miles, and maintain an average speed of 20 mph through West Austin hills. This is not a “no-drop” ride—which means stragglers are left behind. The ride takes off from Mellow Johnny’s new address, 400 Nueces. More info here.
Scout-a-Route: Every Saturday at 9 a.m., Mellow Johnny’s and the Austin Cycling Association hold their casual, no-drop Scout-a-Route ride. These rides are designed to help riders navigate the city’s bike routes and other safe biking commuting options through the…
FrankenBike # 104 ~ March 29, 2014 ~ 10am-4pm ~
Bike Farm ~ 6516 Shirley Ave ~ 78752
FrankenBike # 105 ~ April 26, 2014 ~ 10am-4pm ~
University Cyclery ~ 2901 N Lamar Blvd ~ 78705
FrankenBike # 106 ~ May 31, 2014 ~ 10am-4pm ~
BikeTexas ~ 1902 East 6th ~ 78702
FrankenBike # 107 ~ June 28, 2014 ~ 10am-4pm ~
Ozone Bikes ~ 3202 Guadalupe St ~ 78705 ~
Celebrating 9 Years of FrankenBike! …
Voodoo rider Jurgen Gruber dominated the Cat 3 40-49 MTB race at the Mellow Johnny’s Classic with a lead of almost 2 minutes!
by Heather Alexander, Houston Chronicle
A 55-year-old man has been charged with failure to stop and render aid after a Tuesday hit-and-run that critically injured a cyclist.
Hoang Xuan Nguyen is accused of hitting the cyclist around 9:30 p.m. on FM 1960 near the Bush Intercontinental Airport.
The cyclist was taken by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital with critical injuries.
Witnesses who called 911 after the driver failed to…
By Dug Begley, Mike Morris www.chron.com
Houston officials will soon close portions of some heavily traveled roads to cars, testing whether residents will take to the streets for some exercise and entertainment.
The pilot program, announced Wednesday, starts April 6 when a combined 2.5 miles of White Oak Boulevard and Quitman Street will be closed to automotive traffic between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
“It is a way to acquaint ourselves with what is around those streets in a way we don’t normally experience it going by car,” Mayor Annise Parker said.
The Heights and near north side closings will be followed in May with a…
compliments of Steven Wheeler / Super Squadra pb Austinbikes
On the way home from La Primavera at Lago Vista on Saturday, I called my wife, Nina.
“Hey honey, I’m on the way home,” I told her.
“Already? What happened?” She asked, knowing that bike races that end too soon—usually end badly.
“Well, I got dropped.”
“Okay, well, why race if you’re going to get dropped?” Nina teased.
“I didn’t plan on getting dropped after 40 miles,” I explained, but because Nina had been out of town for work the week prior, and I’d been solely in charge of taking care of our two young kids—getting them to school, and going to swim practice, and preparing their meals, and doing their laundry, and reading…
The Racing Post
Pilot program will open streets to bicyclists and pedestrians for recreation and physical activity
SundayStreetsHTx will open White Oak, Westheimer and Washington/Market Square to bicyclists and pedestrians on the first Sundays in April, May and June 2014, respectively. The streets will be open from 11 am – 3 pm.
Open Streets are multi-faceted programs that promote the use of public streets for recreation and physical activity. Open Streets originated in Bogota, Colombia, over 30 years ago, and have been rapidly spreading to other regions of the world with the largest expansion in the United States. It is estimated there are over 200 large-scale Open Streets initiatives worldwide, with 90 in the U.S., including San Antonio, Salt Lake City, St. Louis, Portland, San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles.
“SundayStreetsHTX is an opportunity for families and neighbors to…
New for 2014: The top six men’s domestic elite teams will be eligible to race at the 2014 Professional Criterium National Championships.
Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 5, 2014) — Twenty-eight men’s and women’s domestic elite teams will join 10 total UCI continental squads in competition for supremacy on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar (NRC) and the National Criterium Calendar (NCC) in 2014.
As was the case in 2013, women’s DETs are eligible to participate in the Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships in Chattanooga, Tenn., May 24-26, as well as the 2014 USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championships on Sept. 6 in High Point, N.C.
New for 2014, the top six men’s DETs on the…
…Athlete Octane Cycling
Marco Aledia (Worthington, Ohio)
Rahsaan Bahati (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Colton Barret (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Anthony Canevari (Downey, Calif.)
Clayton Chase (Mequon, Wis.)
Andrew Dahlheim (Austin, Texas)…
Gabriel Baca (MEX)
Simon Essl (Dallas, Texas)
Adam Koble (Denton, Texas)
Michael Lalla (Coon Rapids, Minn.)
Stefan Rothe (Austin, Texas)
Ben Spies (Dallas, Texas)
Colin Strickland (Austin, Texas)…
more Texans on other teams
The Tyler Bicycle Club
Owens Elementary Ride
“A” group – 2:00 pm start, 40+ miles, 16 to 18 mph average.
“B” group – 2:30 pm start, 18 to 23 miles, 13.5 to 15.5 average, no drop.
2:00 pm start time
Old Beauty and the Beast Route – 30 to 60+ miles, 15 to 17 mph average.
6:00 pm start time.
Ride from Fresh Grocery Store, park on south side of building. 25 to 30 miles, 14 to 16 mph average.
Elite Bicycle Ride
6:00 pm start time.
Ride from parking lot at Elite Bicycles. 18 to 30+ miles, 13 to 16 mph average.
Simpson’s Tuesday Nighter
6:00 pm start time.
“A” group: Pain Train racing training ride. 30+ miles, 17+ mph.
“B’ group: Non-Pain Train ride, 25 to 30 miles, 14 to 16 mph. …
My Cat2 40-44 mountain bike race video from 2014 Mellow Johnny’s Classic. Weather started out nice. Watch the temp in the upper right as it starts at 68 and plummets to below 40 over the course of the race!
Some water on the lens from sprinkles of rain. Said rain also resulted in slick rocks and roots which resulted in a crash about 1/3 through my 2nd lap.
Finished up 12 of 30 starters. Had been hoping for a…
By Steve Miller and Dodie Miller
Day 60: Uvalde to Wild Camp 15 km west of Bracketville
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 80 km (50 miles) – Total so far: 3,528 km (2,192 miles)
It took four or five km to pass back through the centre of Uvalde, reach our police station, and head out into the wilds of the Pecos region. Actually, the Hill Country nominally hangs on until just before Brackettville, but as we saw yesterday, the Hill Country is already done for. …
by djcurtin Bicycle Sport Shop’s Offical Cycling Blog
With the launch of our new Get Started bike and accessory packages, we wanted to tell the story of how some riders got started on their cycling journey. After talking with a number of folks we found three really great people with really great stories about their rides to becoming cyclists. If you know someone on the fence about giving cycling a try, share one of these stories with them. Below you’ll see Bryan’s and his “ride to confidence.” We want to hear your story too. Take to social media and use the hashtag #myrideto and tag us telling us your story. We’ll share our favorite pictures and posts with our followers to help get more people on bikes.
Bryan’s Ride to Confidence
My best friend/roommate got a bike for Christmas. Watching him put it together reminded me of how much I loved riding my bike when I was younger and how I couldn’t wait to get home from school so I could ride around the neighborhood with my friends. It had been so long since I had been on a bike and I had gained so much weight since then that I didn’t really think that getting a bike was an option for…
The Vampire Army Draws Blood at Lago Vista
Bat City started 5 riders; Russ, Ben, Dave, Andy and Vince on Sunday at Lago, which runs counter clockwise up the steep ramps. We had plenty of power and options and as a team we have carte blánche in the peloton when we toe the line with the biggest squad representing plenty of top 10s so far this season.
The plan at the start was to set tempo on the hill starting around lap 2 and then see what we could do on the hill on lap 4 or 5. Andy and I were thinking about having a go on one of those laps, staying near the front and out of the wind. This plan quickly changed as around lap 2 the looming cold front came in all at once, dropping the temp from 68 to 45 in a few minutes. This meant we…
by Daniel Curtin www.cxmagazine.com
It’s 9 am. To the side of the course, sheep graze and a longhorn stares you down. Striding across the field that is doing double duty as a parking lot, you realize you’re overdressed in jeans and a t-shirt and that your cuffs are covered in thorns. You reposition your sunglasses to cut the sun’s glare and gaze across the course to see who is warming up. Dust floats off the ground and hovers in the still air and everyone looks as if they need a tall, cool drink, including the spectators. You wonder who will do feeds for you today. A mariachi band plays at the top of the run-up. You sign your waiver get your number. By now, you’ve been outside…
Recently, I was riding with a group I hadn’t ridden with before. We got along well, and seemed to have similar abilities. About halfway into the ride, we crossed a busy road and got onto a rough street in a rural town. The street made a 90-degree turn to the left to go into the town’s business district.
I was in the middle of the group, making the left turn, when suddenly, a rider to my left called out, “Watch it, there!”
I flicked my handlebars a little to the right to make room for him, concerned that I might bang into the rider on my right. The guy who…
With Bryan Boydstun winning his race both days, Tyler Stewart winning Sunday, and Caleb here wining on Saturday,…
By Karen Brooks Harper culturemap.com
Olympic and world-class athletes from around the world hit the trail this weekend in Central Texas to make mountain biking history. Cyclists had a shot at winning the richest cross-country pro mountain bike series in the world, and the first series of its kind in North America, the USA Cycling U.S. Cup Mountain Bike Race Series.
With an $81,000 purse and valuable UCI World Cup points at stake, top mountain bikers converged on the Flat Creek Ranch just outside of Dripping Springs for the first race of the four- race series. “Racing against the best racers in the world will also help the Olympic hopefuls elevate their skills, fitness and strategy ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in…
El Paso Times report on cycling in El Paso
By Andrew Hood velonews.competitor.com
WorldTour rookies Lawson Craddock and Chad Haga will get their first tastes of cobbles this week when they line up for the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen (Three Days of West Flanders) in Belgium.
The race is part of the school of hard knocks the American Giant-Shimano riders have enrolled in during their debut season in the elite pro ranks. Each already has a month of racing under his belt. Craddock debuted at the Dubai Tour in early February and Haga has been racing in France. They will link up in Belgium for West Flanders March 7-9.
“It’s a whole new world out here. It’s not Tour of the Gila anymore,” Craddock told VeloNews at Dubai. “I’ve worked really hard for this. To pin a number on…
You’re invited to join our Saturday morning, beginners group ride starting from and ending at our North Houston, Performance Bicycle store. The ride is for beginners and those getting back on the saddle. The average pace will be between 10 and 14 miles per hour and the ride will last approximately one hour. We’ll explore some of the local bike paths available to you and experience some residential riding as well. The ride leaves the store every Saturday morning, 8:00 am and is a “No Rider Left Behind” ride. Come out and join our ride leaders, for some fun outdoors.
(March 4, 2014) — The USA Cycling US Cup Pro Series presented by Sho-Air Cycling Group and the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Cross Country Tour (Pro XCT) kicked off the mountain bike cross-country season on March 1 with the 2014 Subaru of Georgetown Mellow Johnny’s Classic in Dripping Springs, Texas. Canadian Max Plaxton (Cannondale Factory Team) and Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) of the Czech Republic earned victories in their respective elite races to take the early standings lead in both the seven-race Pro XCT and the four-event USA Cycling US Cup Pro Series presented by Sho-Air Cycling Group.
Plaxton launched his winning attack on the final main climb then held off fellow Canadian Geoff Kabush (CAN/Scott-3Rox Racing) by two seconds at the finish. Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized Racing) followed them across the line in…
When: March 26, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Where: Beck’s Prime (Memorial Park location)
1001 East Memorial Loop Drive
BikeHouston will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, March 26, at 6:30 pm at the Beck’s Prime located at the Golf Clubhouse in Memorial Park. All current members are invited to come out and hear about some of BikeHouston’s latest accomplishments as well as some of the issues we are currently focusing on. Elections for expired board positions will also take place and…
Plano Bicycle Association
Ride Starts 3/8/14
GOAL of the DB Rec Ride — is to prepare seriously committed riders to complete either the MS 150 or the HHH or both by consistently building base mileage.
WHO should consider this ride — anyone who has successful experience with either the Tweener, DB Lt or above rides can do well on this ride. Experience below Tweener alone is probably not enough to join this ride.
Ground rules for success —
1 This not an entry level ride, riders should be fully aware of and compliant with PBA ride policies and etiquette. We will follow all PBA and Texas Transportation Code rules, meaning stopping at stop signs and lights, riding 2 abreast on normal roads and single file on 2 lane roads.
2 Ride leaders will control the pace to avg 15.5 to 16 mph (traveling speeds slightly higher), do not expect sprint zones (only at…
Katie is one of the newest members of Bearded Women Racing and a recent University of North Texas graduate. She has a passion for riding bikes and helping people. This summer, Katie will have the opportunity to combine both her passions and take on an epic adventure when she journeys across the United States with the Bike & Build program.
Interview done by Jesse Bernal, also of Bearded Women Racing.
Tell us who you are, where you come from, and why you’re here.
Greetings! My name is Katie Shaw and I hail from Denton, TX. I’m a recent college grad of the University of North Texas with a degree in English Literature, and I’m here to chat a little bit about my upcoming summer, which…
By Steve Miller and Dodie Miller
Day 59: Leakey to Uvalde: Fat Tuesday – not just Mardi Gras but pig out at Bonnie’s Bakery
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 71 km (44 miles) – Total so far: 3,448 km (2,142 miles)
Our cabin at Frio Springs was so much like a house that our time there was almost like having gone home briefly and restarted the tour.One added feature that also was reminiscent of home was the deer in the back yard in the morning. At home, though, we would send Dodie or Sandra out to chase them off the garden. But here, they are just cute. …
A gasp. A look of bewilderment. A grin a mile wide.
Another child has learned how to ride a bicycle! In this case my six-year old daughter, Sara.
It’s not like she hasn’t been working hard to achieve this goal. This journey began with a balance bike, went through the dark ages of training wheels and really saw progress when those training wheels and her pedals came off the bike. Sara’s grandfather Jack was the architect of this brilliant decision. He removed the pedals and lowered the saddle. Sara spent hours scooting along in grandpa’s driveway – picking up her feet and coasting/balancing before…
New Events Added to Texbiker.net Calendar
by Bill Chance
When the plans for Santiago Calatrava’s Margaret Hunt Hill bridge were finalized a lot of folks were disappointed that it did not include pedestrian or bicycle lanes. We were promised that a crossing would be provided on the proximate Continental Bridge, which was being converted to a park. There is no other good way to cross the Trinity in that part of town without an internal-combustion engine. The final designs still don’t have the promised through-lanes – but it will open in June, we’ll see how it works out.
At any rate, there is a powerful urge to cross the bridge without a car. It is an impressive, imposing, work of art – and you don’t get a good look from a speeding vehicle. There was a…
Toughest weekend of racing in Texas made tougher by the conditions! Our young guns (and a crusty veteran) continued to impact the weekend.
Carlo and Alex made the break in the 2′s. Alex had to wait for the wheel truck behind the field, but still managed to reintegrate and get away again. Just didn’t make it back to the break. 5th and 14th on the day for the guys in the 2′s.
Dylan also had a wheel issue in the 3s. Stopped in the feed zone, we sorted it out, and he made it back to the field and then went on through…
This was another weekend of strong finishes for Voodoo Racing. On the Saturday clockwise course Garreth Hays hit the podium with 3rd in the 40+, Kent Myers got 12th in the Cat 3, Nick Masiewicki came in 21st in the 4/5, and Jim Chomko and John Powell got 13th and 14th in the 35+ 4/5. On Sunday, Nate Sheetz got the podium with 2nd place in the Cat 3, Carson Lange also made the podium with 2nd in the Cat 2, TC Porterfield came in 13th in the Cat 2, and Nick Masiewicki came in 13th in the 4/5.
Great race results aside, the real star of the weekend was a Voodoo Racing rider who will be receiving the inaugural Voodoo Racing Jensie Award. This annual award will be given to one of our racers who shows true tenacity, grit, and all around good humor in…
By Dug Begley blog.chron.com
Houston police followed through last week on their pledge to work with organizers of the area’s end of month Critical Mass ride, but also to hold riders accountable for their actions. The outcome: 10 citations.
Hundreds of riders converged at Market Square Park for the Friday night ride, warned to be on their best behavior. Still, 10 citations is a small number considering the image many people have of the group. Drivers have complained after previous mass rides about overly aggressive cyclists pounding on hoods and failing to stop for red lights.
Riders said this outing was more subdued than usual, and they noted they have relatively few…
By Julie Fancher thescoopblog.dallasnews.com
A bicyclist was killed Monday afternoon after he was struck by a car while trying to cross I-20 in Arlington, police said.
Police said they received the call around 3 p.m. that the man, who has not yet been identified, had been struck while trying to cross the westbound lanes of I-20, just west of Bowman Springs Road.
Tiara Richard, an Arlington police spokeswoman, said…
HBC Ride Schedule
Houston Bicycle Club
Dallas Area Tandem Enthusiasts
The March edition of the DATES-Line Newsletter is published and available for download from the newsletters page. This month’s edition includes the following:
Round and Round Ride
McKinney and Blue Ridge Ride
Pilot Point Ride
Southwest Tandem Rally
DATES Annual Meeting Minutes
“Impromptu” Tandem Ride…
Presented by HOLLAND RACING
8400 Delwau Lane, Austin, TX
Thursday, March 13, 2014 to Thursday, October 16, 2014
Express Pass Men or Women see event details $1,000
Season Pass Men see event details $675
Season Pass Women see event details $475
There are no additional fees when purchasing your season pass. All processing fees are included in the purchase of your pass. Before purchasing please ensure that the…
by BRAIN Staff
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — Tern Bicycles founder Josh Hon has been selected as an expert for a panel discussion on urban transportation at next month’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Conference.
Organized by The Wall Street Journal, the Standardized City-Optimized Utility Transport (SCOUT) panel will explore the so-called “last mile” in urban transportation — and how cities can efficiently connect homes, offices and other individual endpoints to the larger grid.
The idea of SCOUT is that people will start to use a safe, compact, efficient…
By Mary Lauran Hall
More and more Americans want to live in communities where walking and bicycling are safe, easy, and accessible.
Cities and states are rising to the challenge by trying to invest more in walking and biking. But still, millions of dollars in potential federal funding for active transportation goes untapped ever year.
This is in part due to our nation’s history with an automobile-dominated transportation system: when the car is king, major funding streams are set up to flow to…
…August 1: Brownsville, TX – Register here
August 4: Austin, TX – Register here
Mellow Johnny’s Classic is the Austin area’s biggest mountain biking event. Being the first race in the US Pro XCT Cup, all of the national big dogs come out to cut their teeth on our local trails.
It’s a great event and it is a lot of fun to experience all of the festivities with all of the national teams and sponsors in attendance.
This race falls at the end of week 7 of my training plan and hence I am starting to peak in my training plan leading up to my primary A race in two weeks at Pace Bend.
I can definitely feel the peak coming on and I’m feeling fast and fit on the bike. It is a fun feeling to have and I hope I can hold onto this for 2-4 weeks before it begins…
At Mellow Johnny’s Classic race today, banged up my side a bit, dropped a couple of places before getting it back together.
Plano Bicycle Association
Register today for one of the PBA’s cycling clinics.
Choose between Group Riding Skills and Traffic Safety 101, or do both!
All clinics taught by League of American Bicyclist instructors.
Group Riding Skills: March 23 and April 27
Traffic Safety 101: April 6
Click on the clinic picture for…
by djcurtin bicyclesportshop.wordpress.com
You should want to ride in bad weather. Or at least not mind it.
In Austin we’re pretty blessed with great weather. Mostly clear skies. Long stretches of moderate temperatures. Still, many of us ride the most when the weather is at its worst, not to mention potentially most dangerous—Summer.
Setting Summer aside though, like we saw this past weekend, in the Fall and Winter weather can go from Spring like to Polar Vortex in a matter of hours, if not minutes, around here. We’ve seen plenty of…
By Steve Miller and Dodie Miller
Day 58: Hunt to Leakey
Monday March 3, 2014, 69 km (43 miles) – Total so far: 3,377 km (2,098 miles)
We woke up at 5:30, a little later than we sometimes have. It’s not much use being up, though, because the deep freeze has outdone the forecast, and it is under 20 F. (-7 C) Our situation is looking a bit dicey, because we are essentially out of food. The store we passed in Hunt, some kms back, had almost nothing. So we can’t stay here, and no use going back. But can we go forward? It would be bad news to be out on a lonely, frozen road with no food and very sparse settlement ahead. And oh, there is no cell phone service.
We have laid out all our clothes and told ourselves “Well, people go out skiing for a day with not much more than this, so what are we afraid of?” A little voice replies “Up hill climbs, headwinds, flats, not reaching the lodge by dark, – that’s what”.
I wrote the above two paragraphs this morning, and wanted to post it and a little more before setting out. That way, people would know what we were thinking before finding us frozen in the hills. However the web site was down, so we just headed out. The fact that you are reading this now must…
Greater Houston Off-Road Biking Association
Memorial Park Work Party
March 8, 2014 – 9:00am
Group Ride at the Anthills
March 8, 2014 – 9:00am
Pace Bend Race Festival
March 15, 2014 – 8:00am
Pace Bend Race Festival
March 16, 2014 – 8:00am
STORM Hill Country Challenge
March 29, 2014 – 12:00pm
New Events Added to Texbiker.net Calendar