Texas Bicycling Daily News Roundup for October 11th

Pedaling forerunners have already done the dangerous work of preparing SA streets for two-wheelers
By Scott Andrews        sacurrent.com
James Odom, San Antonio's solitary bicycle messenger
Last Sunday’s Síclovía, the mass ride that brought 15,000 people to bicycle, skateboard, and jog down a four-mile stretch of Broadway for four hours while autos were rerouted, was the first SA edition of the international ciclovía movement (Spanish for “bike path”), a fresh-air party celebrating fitness through human-powered transportation. In a town where more than 67 percent of residents are obese or overweight, the City-sponsored focus on exercise…

Team In Training – South Texas Chapter
Congratulations to the SCTX Alumni Cycle Team who completed a 3 day cycling tour of the Texas Hill Country and together raised over $54,000 to fight blood cancer! GO TEAM!.

Texbiker.net Bike Shop List

I am working my way down the list of Texas cities alphabetically to update the list. Today I made it through the San Marcos shops. Tomorrow I will try to do some more. You can see the list at the link in the menu under the rotating picture above.

Quick overview of upcoming rides
Maverick Chain Gang, also known as the Bicycle Club of Marshall, Texas, is an organization that brings together bike riders of all skill levels for fun, fellowship and exercise. We typically have two organized weekly rides on Thursday evenings and on Saturday mornings.
Give us a try this week by joining us for one of our regular rides!
Thursday, October 13
6:00pm  EPC (Thursday Ride) 6PM
Saturday, October 15
8:00am  Leigh, Texas Ride
Sunday, October 16
3:00pm  Meet @ EPC (3PM)…

Dog-Cycling
by katiejo        Austin on Two Wheels

Riding bicycles is like trying on masks at the Spirit of Halloween Store. I have a serious case of bike lust, and to satiate my bike lust I have a semi-permanent collection of bicycles to peruse and try on to suit my daily whims. A fixie for the days when I wanna feel hip around town, a thick wheeled mountain bike when I wanna rub elbows with the dirt, a cargo bike that can transport up…

Texas State Fair
by UrbanPedal        Dallas Cycle Chic
We spent tonight at the State Fair of Texas. The Dallas “Tits Tuesday” group ride and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff both had group rides over to Fair Park. Turns out, bikes are cool even on the fairway as a coveted prize. Outside, we…

Bike messengers race in Texas
www.upi.com
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 11 (UPI) — Organizers of the North American Cycle Courier Championships said about 88 bike messengers from across the United States gathered in Texas for the race.

The organizers of the 16-year-old event, which was held in Austin for the first time during the weekend, said about 88 bike messengers participated in Saturday’s qualifying heats and about 50…

Landauer sets out to raise autism awareness on global bike tour
By Catherine Harper            txstateu.wordpress.com

Whether over peaks or through valleys, the limits of human endurance know few bounds. For Texas State University graduate student Robby Landauer, endurance and determination will soon…

Tread it: the top 5 mountain bike trails in the Austin area
By Meredith Bard        www.hilltopviewsonline.com
Hilltop Views Sports dedicates the month of October to special coverage of cycling culture. Every week will feature a unique cyclist or an aspect of cycling, from the environmentally conscious casual rider to the sports’ poster child, Lance Armstrong.

1. Barton Creek Greenbelt
This trail is located off of Capital of Texas Highway and is considered by many the most technical mountain biking trail in the Austin area, according to junior Mitchell Hallmark. With many trails off the beaten…

A Bike That Isn’t Mine – Seriously
The Plano Cyclist
As someone who does “bike stuff”, I’m the guy that people ask to help them fix their old bikes. I generally don’t mind doing it, as I can’t always buy new bikes just to work on them, and I love to get people back on two wheels. The only bikes I generally won’t work on are NEXT bikes from Wal-Mart. I’ve had a couple brought to me; the bolts…

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