Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for March 17th

Trail Rules and Guidelines Proposed
by dickdavid        Bike Friendly Richardson
From the City of Richardson’s weekly newsletter:

The City Council is considering rules and guidelines that would improve safety on Richardson’s growing network of trails.

The proposed rules are similar to those in effect for City parks. They include prohibiting motorized vehicles on trails, requiring pets to be on a short leash, requiring users to travel at a safe speed and requiring bicyclists to yield to pedestrians.

Suggested guidelines for trail courtesy and safety include passing slower users on the left, keeping to the right side of the trail, listening for other trail users who may be approaching, yielding…

USA Cycling announces launch of National Track Calendar
by Bike World News
The calendar begins May 12-13 with the Matrix Track Cup presented by Richardson Bike Mart at The Superdrome in Frisco, Texas. The second event is the Fixed Gear Classic at the NSC Velodrome in Blaine, Minn., from June 7-9. …

Briscoe completes bike ride for a cause
Former Ashland High tennis player concludes cross-country journey
By Joe Zavala            www.mailtribune.com
…Briscoe rates Texas as the most bike-friendly state. Drivers there would steer clear to give him plenty of room. But that wasn’t always the case. Some of his daily treks were downright harrowing.

“On a highway, you hugged that line like you’re married to it,” he said. “You’re always on that white line. One time a semi-truck did not get over, and it was probably about a foot away from me going about 60 miles an hour. That freaks you out. Especially with a head wind, because you can’t hear them.”

Briscoe said the cold mornings — “bone-chilling” — were the worst part of the trip. The friendships made it worth it, however. One, in particular, made Briscoe’s journey seem almost like a vacation. He met two more bicyclists he had…

USA Ccyling & J&R Bicycles partner to support junior development efforts
by Bike World News
USA Cycling would like to congratulate Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif.) and Shaelen Reno (Carollton, Texas) for winning the last JDP qualifying series from Sept. 30, 2011-Feb. 12, 2012. These two riders will sport the new jerseys during the camp from April …

Memory Ride and Candlelight Vigil target child abuse
By Adam D. Young        AVALANCHE-JOURNAL
Hundreds of Lubbock bikers and drivers will take to the streets and light candles March 25 to raise awareness about child abuse and remember the 231 Texas children who died from abuse or neglect in 2011.

The Family Guidance & Outreach Center of Lubbock, a nonprofit agency dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect, will host its…

The SCCCC via Twitter
Texas State’s Michael Shehan has a 20 second lead on GC going into Sunday’s crit in Men A, can MSU pull him back?

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