Texas Bicycling Daily News Roundup April 25th

Driveway Crit Series (@DrivewaySeries)        via Twitter

I posted 65 photos on Facebook in the album “Kenny Hill Autowerks PURE Austin Driveway Week 6 Slideshow” http://t.co/WOoKKxiZ

@TexasMTBtrails            via Twitter
Competed in my first ever Road Criterium tonight. What is happening to me… am I turning into a roadie too? o.O

@IBIKEDALLAS        via Twitter
I’m on a #GOOD #IdeasforCities Team to improve Dallas Bike & Hike Trails. Help us create better directions & connections for biking our city

NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON!
By Joe Casey         www.baylorcycling.com
Check back soon to see the new and improved BaylorCycling.com! We will have updated information regarding the club, featuring video, photos, race results and more!

Chapparal Cycling Club,
as a part of the West Texas Cycling Association, is hosting the 2012 Third Thursday Time Trial series . The first race had a great turnout with 20 racers. The next race is scheduled for May 17, 2012. Membership is required. These are scheduled training rides on an open course that is just a little bit shy of 8 miles. Meet at the Chisum Travel Center, 2611 East Slaton Rd , at 6:00pm. TT will start at the intersection of HWY 84 & FM 1585. A couple volunteers are needed. Contact Mike Ivins to help out. These events cannot happen without you!

Sponges and Tennis Balls
by Steve A        Dallas Point-to-Point

I’ve been very fortunate lately. I’ve gotten to help teach both a Cycling Savvy Course and a LAB TS101 Course. The CS course was in February and the TS course was last weekend. I expect to help teach another TS course this weekend, and will post about the GREAT DANGER facing cyclists today. But that is not what today’s post…

Bicycle Sport Shop Becomes an Employee Stock Owned Company!
by bicyclesportshop
AUSTIN, Texas.   Bicycle Sport Shop, Austin’s leading bicycle retailer, is pleased to announce the creation of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan that will enable the staff of Bicycle Sport Shop to acquire the stock of the privately held company from its current owners, husband and wife partners Hill Abell and Laura Agnew.   The transaction will take place in stages, with the initial sale of 30% of the company’s stock, and subsequent sales…

University Oaks – April 15, 2012 Race Report
by Jason Bentley, Winner of the P123 Race
@ATXCyclingTeam            AUSTIN CYCLING TEAM

The weather was cloudy with a cool breeze blowing through, and although it was dry, the potential for rain was ominous as the P123 race started. James Murff, CJ Hebert, and myself had a general plan of riding aggressively, but modulating our efforts depending on whether riders from teams with a large presence in the race were with us. CJ and myself took turns following the early attacks, but they were all reeled in fairly quickly. Then, about 20 minutes into the race, the rain started to fall. At first, it was light, but then the sky opened up, and the rain fell steadily for about 10 minutes. When the heavier rain started, I knew the corners would get slick, and for no other…

DFW Cycling Savvy – Spring 2012 Workshops
by dickdavid        Bike Freindly Richardson
If you want to be a better road cyclist and commuter, getting some good training is always recommended. Along with the BikeDFW Traffic Skills 101 class this weekend, you have an alternative option for becoming more skilled at riding – through the CyclingSavvy DFW group.

CyclingSavvy DFW is the Dallas/Fort Worth branch of the successful CyclingSavvy traffic cycling education program developed in Orlando, Florida. CyclingSavvy DFW‘s mission is to encourage safe, courteous, and…

Bike and Open Streets Events in Fort Worth
by marc@mcmumby.com         BikeDFW
A list of upcoming events that promote cycling and open streets from Julia McCleeary, Transportation Planner for the city of Fort Worth.
This Sunday, April 29
Open Streets 2 on Magnolia – noon to 4pm – http://www.fortworthsouth.org/community/events/open-streets/
Get a sneak preview of Fort Worth’s future community bike share program! A demo bike will be available to view. The event will involve the closure of segments of streets to car traffic – only human-powered modes will be allowed, from pedestrians to bicycles and everything in between. The closed streets will be transformed into urban playgrounds, with food vendors, live music, kid’s areas, fitness classes, and more. This Spring Open…

Vote for the Face of Biking In Dallas
by Christopher Curnutt            Biking in Dallas

Dallas Cycle Style has posted the photos taken for the 2012 Cyclist Census poll.  You can see and vote here.  I was flattered to see several of the photos I took made the cut.  Susan Reeves (my amazing assistant, logistics captain and art director) and I shot around 35 people or so and everyone we met was very nice and fun to spend time with.   Later that day I shot a few others at the Deep…

OFFICIAL MEETING MAY 1st
by bmba            Borderland Mountain Bike Association
Over the past few years we’ve attempted to hold meetings at restaurants in order to fuel people and provide a socially inviting setting that interested folks may want to join.  This model has not been as effective as we’d like it to be, so we’ve secured a board room to hold our official meetings.

This next meeting will be an official board meeting consisting of myself, Brent Sanders, DJ Singh, Rick Bonart, and Steve Ainsa.  I would like to invite anyone else who may be interested in becoming more involved with the club, whether you’ve paid your membership dues or not.  If you are interested in taking a more active role in the mountain bike community here in El Paso, I invite you to join us to help us revamp our membership…

Social Ride – April 24
by salsaTopp        Brazos Valley Mountain Bike Association
If you happened to miss this week’s social ride, I hate to say that you are probably better off for it!

Though we had a BLAST, we were also haunted by mechanical issues…

To begin, James pushed back our start time to change a flat. No problem, this is a common happening. Later on James’ bike was making some concerning noises which turned out to be his hub …ready to explode. He walked his bike back out…

Cool weekend fitness events
By Pamela LeBlanc        Fit City
With three major fitness events lurking on this weekend’s horizon (not to mention that awesome Treeathlon at Barton Springs on Saturday, which I blogged about a few days ago), I thought I’d get a jump start.

Hill Country Ride for AIDS
The bike ride with magical pit stops (i.e. popsicles and cupcakes at aid stations and foot rubs at the finish line) is adding a trail run this year. Cyclists can choose from 13, 27, 53, 70 or 100 mile routes that start and end at Reunion Ranch in Georgetown on Saturday, April 28. Participants can start the trail run after they finish pedaling, or ditch the…

This weekend: Musical, bike races, Record Store Day, home tour
by RACHEL STONE            lakewood.advocatemag.com
The Woodrow spring musical opens tonight and runs through Sunday.

The Matrix Challenge, aka the King of Crits, takes place Saturday and Sunday in the Wilson Historic District, near Baylor hospital. The challenge is a series of timed bike races, and it’s the biggest and oldest bike race in Texas. Neighborhood resident David Adams, who has been organizing the race for 10 years, recommends arriving in time for the men’s race that starts at…

Bicyclist who died in Arlington park identified as Fort Worth man
by Fort Worth Star Telegram
By Marty Sabota ARLINGTON — A bicyclist who died on a bike trail Tuesday evening despite efforts of passersby and emergency rescue personnel to save him has been identified as a 54-year-old Fort Worth man. Edward Guillen was riding in River Legacy …

Panhandle Spirit welcomes wounded warriors
by Lindsey Stiner            www.connectamarillo.com
AMARILLO, TEXAS — Many of our nation’s wounded warriors have been flying into Amarillo throughout the day.

They’re here to ride in a three-day mountain bike event with Former President George W.Bush. The event is gaining national attention and is shining light on the Texas Panhandle and these well-deserving…

Bike Share Program Launching
by Houston Chronicle (blog) Chris Moran
(video at the link)
The idea is that a pedaler could take a bike from kiosk and ride to another part of town. Swipe in a credit card to pay your $5 (a lot more if you don’t return the bike, obviously) and you’re off. The plan is to expand the program to the Texas Medical …

Houston’s green efforts win accolades
By Chris Moran        www.chron.com
Houston City Hall went from using no renewable energy to becoming a bigger buyer of green energy than any other city in the nation in three years.

The city’s downtown motor pool now has 25 Nissan Leafs and 15 hybrids. Next month, the city will start sprinkling bikes across downtown that pedalers can borrow for motorless jaunts. And this summer, wind turbines will be installed atop the city’s new permitting center. …

Austin Bike Culture Calendar Events: 4/26- 5/2/12
by elliott            Austin on Two Wheels
Here’s a quick run down of recommended events for the coming week from our comprehensive calendar of all cycling events. As always, if there is an event you know about that’s not on our calendar contact us, and we’ll add your event on and possibly add it to the weekly round up.
Thursday, April 26
Driveway Crit Series
5 PM, The Driveway, 8400 Delwau Lane
Weekly Thursday night road racing through October that takes place on the closed car-free driving course at the Driveway. Races include Cat 3/4 women’s and juniors race at 5:00, Cat 3/4 Race and Women’s Open at 5:30, Kids Fun Lap at 6:20, Cat 4/5 Race at 6:25, and Pro/Cat 1/2/3 at 6:55. Races registration Weekly: Men $25, Women $10, College Students $10, Juniors $10. 5PM Junior race is free. Additional races $10 each. Season…

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