Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for July 12th

In southeast Texas the drought left and the rain moved in. No biking for the last two days with all of the rain. Flood watch and alerts now punctuate the weather. Maybe on Friday I can get back on the road.

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum Hosts Annual Ride

A hot and muggy Houston day did not deter the approximately 100 riders who came out for the 3rd Buffalo Soldiers National Museum ride on June 24. The ride is an annual fundraiser for the museum and began at what will be the museum’s new location in a 1920s-era armory on Caroline Street. The armory has been vacant for many years, and the Buffalo Soldier Association says that they feel…

Boulder Park (Dallas)
by DaggerK1            forums.mtbr.com
I was up from Houston for business and took the opportunity to ride at Boulder Park Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Those are really well made, designed, and fun trails. I especially enjoyed the Cash Extension with the fast dips and climbs. Being a flat-lander some of the climbs on the red trails hurt a bit, but I made it up all of them except a real rooty, steep, off camber climb on C. Huge kudos to DORBA for building and maintaining those trails. A few questions.

I know that’s not the best part of town. Have there been any issues with vehicle break-ins? I parked at the little pullout just across from the trail entrance and had no issue, but I was wondering because…

National Bike Challenge – Team Bike Friendly Richardson July Check In
by dickdavid        Bike Friendly Richardson
For those of you who don’t know, there is a National Bike Challenge hosted by Endomondo, The League of American Bicyclists, Bikes Belong and BikeDFW. From May 1 through August 31 they’re trying to get as many riders as they can to ride 10 million miles. They’re also doing regional challenges, putting small teams of 10 riders in friendly competition with each other for points and miles.

Bike Friendly Richardson has a team and we’re doing quite well in our region. So far, we’ve remained in the top…

Welcoming the Livestrong Texas 4000 for Cancer
Welcoming the Livestrong Texas 4000 for Cancer riders
as they rode through Eugene, OR for the first time since they formed in 2004.

Texas 4000 is dedicated to fighting cancer by spreading Hope, Knowledge & Charity. They cultivate the next generation to lead the fight against cancer through their cornerstone event, a more than 4,000-mile bike ride from Austin to Anchorage.

Paul’s Bicycle Way of Life joined GEARs in welcoming the 2012 LIVESTRONG Texas 4000 on July 9 as their route came through Eugene for the first time in the ride’s history. GEARs gave a real Eugene GEARs welcome to these 23 young men and women by coordinating a ride to meet up with the riders at…

Texas 4,000 pedals through on way to Alaska to raise funds for cancer
By Matt Naber Bigfork Eagle            www.flatheadnewsgroup.com

The world’s longest annual charity bike ride, the Texas 4,000, spent the night in Ferndale on July 5 while en route from Austin, Tex. to Anchorage, Alaska. Every year for the last nine years students from University of Texas raise a minimum of $4,500 each while pedaling over 4,000 miles through the Rockies or along the Sierra coast while spreading hope for cancer patients and funds for cancer research.

Normally the Rockies team stops in Whitefish, but their usual host family was unavailable this year. Fortunately, Jack Croke of Ferndale is an alumnus of…

Mountain Bike Questions From Viewers
by Shawn        www.texasmountainbiketrails.com

What kind of questions do you have about mountain biking? I’ve covered a lot of topics over the past year and it has been a ton of fun. But now I want to let you, the viewers, ask some of the questions that we will cover on this channel and on the blog at…

TDF Club Party
Woodlands Cycling Club
Please join us on Sunday, July 15th at 6:30PM for the Woodlands Cycling Club Tour de France party at the Indian Springs Rico’s Restaurant.
6777 Woodlands Parkway #100
South West Quadrant of the Woodlands Parkway/Kuykendahl Rd. Intersection.


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