Texas Bicycling Daily News Roundup May 5th

@TourduRouge            via Twitter
Tour du Rouge is tomorrow! Have fun cyclists!

@USACcollegiate            via Twitter
Texas A&M trying to reel in a break with CU, Marian, App State, and Metro State. Not much of a gap but it’s a strong one

@ATXCyclingTeam                via TWitter
Team Brain and Spine takes 12th at the Big Cedar XC MTB race today. One word…… Suffer

Texas MTB Trails      @TexasMTBtrails        via Twitter

TMBRA/DORBA podium for pro open.

George W Bush Still Rides A Bike
Like him or not, George W Bush is a cyclist.
by Richard Masoner            www.cyclelicio.us

The former president led these Wounded Warriors and 50 others — journalists, secret service, sponsor guests — through 13 miles of trails on what one marathon running journalist described as a “two-hour 50-minute ordeal complete with skinned legs and elbows and sore ribs.” …

Cycle for You
by Austin Cycling Association

Austin Cycling Association teamed up with Werd Recording to create a short and fun video promoting transportation cycling by way of highlighting some of the many instances in which you can choose the bike instead of the car to get you where you need to go (or do what you need to do). Filmed in Austin, TX : April 2012

Why I Ride #3: Bicycling as a Family Legacy
(Charles Riou lives in Austin, Texas, where he is the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for the Texas Department of Transportation.)

I have enjoyed riding bikes my entire life and have a profound appreciation of cycling from my family history.  My father grew up in France and lived though the German occupation in his late teens and early twenties.  The bicycle was not only his primary means of transportation; it also played an important part in his…

Mountain Bike Whisperer Radio
Episode 19 The 2nd Annual Fort Worth Fat Tire Festival (05-06-2012)
This addition of MBW Radio is all about the 2nd Annual Fort Worth Fat Tire Festival benefiting the Fort Worth Mountain Bikers’ Association. Josh, Suzy and LC talk about all of the highlights of this year’s festival!

Jack Brooks STS 5/12 @ 8 AM – Register now!
by Justin Dunn            GHORBA
The second race of the Short Track Stampede will be taking place at Jack Brooks Park on May 12th at 8 AM! The trails at Jack Brooks are in good shape so come this weekend and take a few practice laps on some of the most unique trails in Houston. Click here to register for the race or swing by GHORBA.org for more details. Current GHORBA membership is required to participate, if you need assistance please contact…

Safety Advocates Concerned With Rising Number of Central Texas Bicycle Accidents
A surge in bicycle accidents in Central Texas has shined a spotlight on the need for tougher laws, safer pathways and improved education for drivers sharing roadways with cyclists across the state, said attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm, who are also active in the cycling community. …

Biking to support troops
Minot soldier, former president bike in support of wounded warriors
By ELOISE OGDEN            www.minotdailynews.com
Former President George W. Bush gave Army Maj. Daniel Gade a helping hand when he needed some assistance on the a mountain bike ride for wounded warriors recently.

Born and raised in Minot, Gade was one of 20 service men and women wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan invited to take part in the 2nd Annual Warrior 100K Mountain Bike Ride for Wounded Warriors. …

Tour de Norway in Clifton, TX
by WB admin            The Wheel Brothers – Cycling in Texas
The 1st Annual Tour de Norway invites you to join their ride happening on May 12, 2012 at Clifton High School, Clifton, Texas, United States

We were lucky enough to be granted an interview with Brent Grelle, Ride Director of Tour de Norway to ask some questions about their upcoming ride.

Why join the “Tour de Norway”?
To have fun riding in a new area and get to see a little Texas history.

How long has the event been around? …

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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