Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for July 21st

Today’s news contains several video clips. Without the tweets it would be light news day.

Illuminate Yourself and Your Way with DIY LED Bike Handlebars
By Matt Richardson,            blog.makezine.com

Inspired by Mitchell Silva’s Globars, our friend Becky at Adafruit created a DIY version of his illuminated bicycle handlebars. To make your own, you’ll need about two meters of LED strips, a waterproof DC power cable set, 8 x AA battery holder with batteries, clear handlebar tape and some other…

Cyclists Ride To Benefit M.S. Research 07/21/12
CBS 7 News Video
Robert Guaderrama
MIDLAND, TX – Hundreds of west texas cyclists geared up to ride all for a good cause. The 2012 Bike MS: Cactus and Crude Ride kicked off today hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Apache Corporation.

The annual two-day event raises funds to support MS research as well as programs and services that directly impact individuals living with the disease. The cyclists rode from Midland to Big Spring today, tomorrow they will ride to the finish line in Post.

Texans choose cooled trailers for RAGBRAI adventure
By Jacob Peklo, Multimedia Journalist        www.ktiv.com
KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (KTIV) – Some choose to travel with a little more luxury.  Michael and Cindy Young of Dallas, Texas, are participating in their first RAGBRAI. Their overnight shelters are air-conditioned trailers towed by…

Texas Mountain Biking
by Comstockatthegym

This video was filmed in a Hunting Area in Del Rio, Texas next to Lake Amistad. The video is so short for the reason that the chain broke.

Katy Flatland Century in Katx, TX
by WB admin            The Wheel Brothers – Cycling in Texas
The 25th Annual Katy Flatland Century, a  general fund-raiser for the Northwest Cycling Club invites you to join their ride on July 22nd, 2012 starting at Rhodes Stadium, Katy Fort Bend Road, Katy, TX

We were lucky enough to be granted an interview with Lynda Polk to ask some questions about their upcoming ride

Why join this year’s Katy Flatland Century?

It’s the premier ride in Southeast Texas, during what is usually an “off” season for riding. As it’s name states, there’s very little elevation change, making it a great ride for beginners too. With 7 routes to choose from, there’s something for everyone.

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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