Daily News Roundup April 22nd – Texas Bicycling

Chris Carmichael Blog: New Routes Offer New Challenges
by CTS
Endurance athletes are creatures of habit. We ride, run, hike and traverse the same routes over and over again, sometimes for years on end. For the most part it’s a matter of necessity; we gravitate to the routes that are the safest, quickest, most fun, or simply those that are available. But if you’re finding that you’re lacking…

Tips to Having a Safe and Successful Charity Ride Experience
by CTS
By Chris Carmichael
I’ve talked to thousands of cyclists before they’ve embarked on challenging journeys, and in addition to questions about training, nutrition, and pacing, the subject of safety always comes up. And it should, because with thousands of cyclists on the roads together, riding safely is everyone’s responsibility. Despite the importance of…

Switching Gears Cyclery Hosts An Earth Day Ride
by dickdavid
Our friends at Switching Gears Cyclery and Cycle Celebrations are hosting the Earth Day Dallas Bike Ride tomorrow at 1:00 pm.

Here’s some info from their Facebook page:
Join us Saturday April 23 at Main Street Garden in downtown Dallas as we ride to the Earth Day Dallas event! We meet 1pm, ride at 2pm.Come Celebrate Earth Day and enjoy GOOD food, HOT bands, and plenty of COLD beverages for ALL ages. There will be lots of art, exhibits, and…

Officers trek across Texas to honor fallen colleagues
By Michael Slother
RANSOM CANYON ,TX (KCBD) – Law enforcement officers from across the state rode their bikes from Midland to Ransom Canyon Friday to honor two fallen officers from the South Plains.

The Ride for the Fallen stretches nearly 3,000 miles to honor officers killed in the line of duty. …

Bicycle Sport Shop
Putting more people on bikes, more often
By Kate Hull
For Hill Abell, cycling is a sport and a lifestyle—and the bike is as much of a tool as it is a means of entertainment. Abell, the owner of Bicycle Sport Shop, makes it his mission to get more people on bikes, more often.

Abell and his wife, Laura Agnew, have owned Bicycle Sport Shop since 1984 when he purchased the modest shop on Barton Springs Road as a student at The University of Texas. Seeing the opportunity to turn the business into his career, Abell left business school and…

Community briefs
By Amarillo Globe-News staff
…The “Ride of Silence” will be 6:30 p.m. May 18 leaving from Amarillo College, Southwest 24th Avenue and Jackson Street. The purpose of the bicycle ride is to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured by motorists while cycling and to remind motorists to share the road with bicycles. …

Abilene’s Steam-N-Wheels draws cyclists of all stripes
By Bill Cullins
A sizable group of cyclists from San Angelo made the trek north to Abilene on March 26 for the 2011 Steam-N-Wheels cycling race and bike tour.

This Abilene event was a great example of what’s possible when a city’s recreation department partners with the local community. In this case, the race was sponsored…

Craig Ranch, Stonebriar and Frisco North SPA Massage Envy Centers Sponsor Riders Against MS
For the fourth year in a row, the Craig Ranch, Stonebriar and Frisco North SPA Massage Envy centers are proud to sponsor Riders Against MS of Frisco, Texas in the Bike MS Sam’s Club Ride on April 30 and May 1, 2011. …

Earth Day: Reduce for 100 days to make it worth it!
by Ken
I started riding bikes to reduce my carbon footprint and to stay healthy.  Since then, I ride for more than that one reason, but I still think this is an important part of cycling.  This is why I love riding to work.  This post is in honor…

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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