Daily Blog and News Roundup for July 18th

TBC Agenda « North Texas Vehicular Cyclist
by Herman
If the Texas Bicycle Coalition really wants to be an advocate for vehicular cyclists, here are some legislative proposals which will go much further in promoting the safety and education of cyclists and motorists alike. …

BAC meeting allows venting over last minute Master Plan changes …
by elliott
Members of the Bicycle Advisory Council vented their frustration with City Bike/Ped staff last night at the lack of notice given for last minute changes to. … Beaudet also discussed the last minute changes from the University of Texas. The Bike/Ped staff would like to see Speedway as a bike boulevard from the Capitol to 45th street and sent the plan over to UT in March. The University did not respond until just before the plan passed asking for Speedway to be removed. …

Bicycle thefts in Austin on the rise | Austin Texas News on Twitter
by admin
The amount of bike thefts in Austin has increased by 30 percent from last year.

C y c l e * D a l l a s: Chris Hipp dies.
by PM Summer
Chris Hipp died July 14th. Condolences to the family and friends of a man synonymous with high-level bicycle racing in Dallas…

Tourists on bikes take in West Side neighborhood’s life-affirming …
by San Antonio Express – San Antonio,TX,USA
The San Anto Cultural Arts group’s inaugural bike tour of West Side murals makes a stop at Hope Action Care on Guadalupe Street. …

Hundreds of Bicyclists Ride For MS Benefit 07/18/09
by KOSA – Odessa,TX,USA
The bike tour kicked off in Midland today, and bicyclists will ride from there to Garden City and Big Spring in the first leg of the journey. …

In Memoriam: Chris Hipp : Red Kite Prayer
by Padraig
I met Chris in Dallas over 20 years ago when my team was in town for the Tour of Texas. He told me all about his battles with some junior and kept telling me how strong he was. I scoffed at him. Maybe this kid was good compared to HIM …

Cycling group pays much appreciated visit to special needs Abilene …
by Abilene Reporter-News – Abilene,TX,USA
Kelly said the riders, who hail from many parts of the country, are always amazed by Texas barbecue. And the grill will be used for regular DRI functions as …

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