Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for April 18th

High Spin: Valley cyclists race in inaugural criterium
By R. Dean Straight/The Brownsville Herald

A horde of cyclists silently buzzed Brownsville. The Velociraptors Cycling Club held its inaugural criterium Sunday morning with about 50 racers showing up to participate in the event.

Events like this race help the community participate in a better way. Bicycling is a lifestyle that improves not only the riders, but the overall condition…

HBC Montgomery Ride
April 30, 2011
Ride through the beauty of the pines in Sam Houston National Forest to Dobbin, Dacus, Richards, and Anderson. Expect hills and country roads.
Montgomery High School, one mile west of the town of Montgomery on TX Hwy 105 (on the left coming from Montgomery). Montgomery is 15 miles west of Conroe on Hy 105 or from the south, 23 miles north of Tomball on TX Hwy 249 and FM 149.

Waco Bicycle Club
Where: Eastland Lakes Ln, Waco
When: Monday 06:00 PM
What:  Road/race
Contact: Spencer Jewell
Phone: 254-644-3803
Distance:  10.6
2nd Monday of every month.

Texas Fallen Officers Memorial Ride
Date: April 22, 2011 – April 24, 2011
Location: Lubbock, TX
Contact: Lance Slack
Details: The ride starts in El Paso on April 20th, and will be passing through Lubbock. On April 22nd the ride will travel 132 miles starting in Odessa and arriving in Lubbock (Ransom Canyon). On April 23 the riders start in Ransom Canyon and will travel to Amarillo for a total of 127 miles. The riders will then drive back to Ransom Canyon for the night. On Easter Sunday the riders will travel from Ransom Canyon to Abilene, 167 miles. Come out and join the ride or support the riders.

El Paso Bicycle Club Ride
June Birthday Babies ride
Description:     Meet at 6049 Ojo de Agua for this annual ride where the route will be 1 mile for every year-baseline is a 44th birthday. Food and treats will be available afterward, Bring your bathing suit! Please park on Via Descanso behind our house. Moderate pace. Patty Van Tine, 915-667-0202.

Road Handlebars: A Bike Fitter’s Perspective
by Eric Bowen from velofitter.com
In previous articles I’ve examined how poor bike fit and/or an incorrectly sized road bike can cause a cyclist to avoid using all three handlebar positions – the tops, hoods and drops. …

CTS Coach Blog: Patrick Valentine at Xterra South Central Championships – Waco, TX
by CTS

Round 2 in the Xterra Championship series landed us literally in the middle of Texas. The event was held in Cameron Park which is a beautiful 410 acre park right the middle of downtown Waco. Liz and I drove down from Colorado Springsin the trustyElement and covered just over 800 miles in 12 hours to make the trip to…

6:30pm – Bicycle Path Time Trial Series
by Scott Franklin Corinth Cycling Club
When: Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:30pm to Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:30pm  CDT
Where: Denton Airport
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: http://www.thebicyclepath.com/community The Bicycle Path will be hosting the Wednesday Night Time trials once again! All levels of riders are encouraged to attend and there is no cost. 6:30pm For more information visit www.thebicyclepath.com or come by the shop

Austin eyes San Antonio’s bike-share program
by Austin 360
San Antonio became the first city in Texas to install a bike-share system last month, when it opened 14 B-cycle stations within a few miles of downtown. Now Austin is considering spending about $1.8 million, plus operating costs of about $225000 per …

Cyclists compete over weekend
by Weatherford Democrat

Families, groups from North Texas such as Bicycles Inc. and other riders chose from one of six routes varying from 8 miles to 82 miles on state highways and county roads starting and ending at Aledo High School. Those finishing the 8-mile course …

Bush joins Texas bike ride with wounded veterans
from www.sanluisobispo.com
Former President George W. Bush will join 14 people wounded while serving in the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan on a three-day mountain bike ride next week in the Big Bend region of West Texas. …

First Downtown Bike Lanes Coming to 10th & Texas
Written by Kevin Buchanan from fortworthology.com

The Downtown Fort Worth bike plan has been assembled and hashed out (many thanks to the folks who, along with us, participated in the planning efforts, including City of Fort Worth staff, Kimley-Horn and Associates, and Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.). You’ll be seeing the…

BikeDFW and Shawnee Trail Cycling Club Working for You!
by sooner1
We’re all aware of the events, rides, meetings and community events that Shawnee Trail Cycling Club has to offer.  By now you’ve seen our distinctive logo on the road or at a local bike rodeo or possibly you’ve entrusted …

Texas Tech Results Posted
Texas High School Cycling League
by League Director in News
Texas Tech Weekend Results and the new updated overall results have been posted to the race series tab of the website.  Check it out.

Rick Ankrum

In 1999 I had a burning desire to create a web site focused on Texas bicycling. Over the years this web site has existed many people have visited. As I think of information I need to bicycle I add them to the web site.

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