Texas Bicycling Daily News Roundup October 17th

HBC Sealy West Ride
Ride Type: Countryside
Location: Sealy
Distances: 32(A), 43(B), 48(B), 60(C) miles
Ride rolling pasture land to Bernardo, and Cat Springs. Long route visits New Ulm. Stores in Bernardo and New Ulm.
Meet: 53 miles W on I-10 to Sealy (45 miles west of 610 loop), north on TX-36 to 2nd light, left to Abe and Irene Levine Family Park.  Park on 4th Street, South side of the park.

November Rides Announced
Fort Worth Bicycling Association
The November ride list is up. Please go to the Ride Events page for all of the exciting details!
Fort Worth South Side Architecture Tour Ride, Fort Worth TX (details)
Sun, October 23, 2011 2:00 pm
The Rusty Chain Gang Ramble, Fort Worth TX (details)
Tue, October 25, 2011 9:00 am

Why do you do what you do?
by Gil Jones        Musings of Captain Justice
…Why I do in recreation what I do is more complex — perhaps complicated in part by having more than a couple of hobbies and endeavors that I enjoy. For purposes of this analysis I think the cycling is the hardest to explain. Put the question in the context of today’s 40 mile ride and the question becomes more difficult.

At about the 32 mile point we were on the Old Spicewood Rd (Old Blanco Rd if you are coming from Spicewood)…

Dirt Derby back on Tuesday Night
by elliott        Austin On Two Wheels
After the blessed break in our drought last week, the Dirt Derby was punted due to an overly muddy course. The this week has allowed everything to dry out nicely with the series back to its regular schedule this Tuesday. As always, Austin on Two Wheels will be hosting a free beginner cyclocross clinic before the beginner race at 5:45…

Photos from the 2011 Texas Custom Bicycle Show
by elliott            Austin On Two Wheels

One of the show stoppers was this copper plated steel mountain bike from Edoz Cycles of Oklahomo
This last weekend was the 4th Annual Texas Custom Bicycle Show at the Austin Convention Center. In addition to previous exhibitors, we saw 5 new exhibitors reflecting the growth of framebuilding in Texas and beyond. There we lots of great bikes and locally made accessories. …

Ralph Lauren Rugby Partners With Pashley Cycles To Produce the Limited Edition Tweed Run Bicycle
by Christopher Curnutt        Biking In Dallas

2004 by Polo Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Rugby is an American luxury brand dedicated to rugby/preppy inspired lifestyle enthusiasts.  The focus is very collegiate yet they have recently introduced a line dedicated to the “Tweed Run” culture of vintage cycling and fashion, specifically traditional pre-WWI British cycling attire.  The…

Wayland junior dies in weekend bicycle mishap
By Jessica Thornton            www.myplainview.com
A traffic mishap over the weekend resulted in the death of a Wayland Baptist University student.

According to a spokesperson with the Texas Department of Public Safety in Amarillo, 20-year-old Aaron Ross of Tulia was riding a bicycle northbound on U.S. Highway 87 at 3:47 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by a 2003…

CS Hike & Bike Loop Helps Residents Move Across Town
Reporter: Michael Oder            www.kbtx.com
The newest addition to College Station’s hike and bike paths is the section that cuts through Bee Creek Park. The connection there at Bee Creek Park allows residents to get from one side of College Station to the other.

Some residents use the bike paths for recreation and others to get to and from school and work.

There are a lot of bikes in College Station, many of them thanks to Texas A&M. At one point, it was reported that more than…

Local Perspective
by John Willis        National League of Cities
When people use public transportation infrastructure, whether by walking on a sidewalk, driving a car, riding a bus, catching a train or pedaling a bicycle, they have a destination in mind. The public investment in transportation connects where people are with where they want to go, and how they want to get there.

One of the neighborhood leaders in my Garland, Texas, city council district is an avid and safe bicyclist. He rides his bicycle everywhere he can, and often brings up ideas to help make…

Leading the way
Project gives preview of plan to make Denton streets safer, friendlier
By Lowell Brown / Staff Writer        www.dentonrc.com
A road project on Jagoe Street near the University of North Texas offers a peek into the future if the city approves a proposed bicycle and pedestrian plan.

Jagoe recently reopened to traffic featuring a wider sidewalk, bicycle signs and shared-lane arrows, or “sharrows,” while keeping vehicle parking on both sides of the two-lane street. The street design is one…

Cyclesomatic Bicycle Fair & Showcase this Saturday
By turnerwinstonoc        bikefriendlyoc.wordpress.com
This weekend will be a first for the North Texas bicycling community!  Come out to Lake Cliff Park @ 5th St and Crawford in Oak Cliff on October 22nd from 12:00 – 6:00 pm to participate in the Cyclesomatic Bicycle Fair and Showcase sponsored by Richardson Bikemart.

This is a FREE event open to anyone interested in seeing the best our bicycling communities have to offer!  Along with bicycles, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff has teamed up with Go Oak Cliff’s Blues, Bandits, and BBQ event at the same time and location. …

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