Texas Bicycling News February 13th 2017

U.S. postal worker’s life saved by passing cyclists

by Zack Hedrick | foxsanantonio.com

A group of cyclists were in the right place and the right time to help out a U.S. postal worker after she was shot and robbed.
It happened Saturday morning on 281 near Spring Branch.
It was another routine, 50-mile bike ride for Bethany Davis.
When just before the halfway point…

Jalapeno 100 bike tour set for Feb. 25

By TRAVIS M. WHITEHEAD | www.brownsvilleherald.com

HARLINGEN — It’s that time again. Time for a hot ride through the city with the Jalapeno 100.
Almost 400 riders have registered for the event scheduled for Feb. 25, said Ana Adame, co-director of the event.
“Everything is going pretty smooth,” said Adame, director of operations for Bicycle World RGV, which is …

Man riding bicycle struck by SUV in Jersey Village

By Courtney Fischer | abc13.com

JERSEY VILLAGE, TX (KTRK) — An accident involving an SUV and a bicycle sent one man to the hospital.
It happened just before 6am at in the 8800 block of Jones Rd. in the Jersey Village area. Police say a man riding a bicycle was hit by a small Cadillac SUV.
Officers closed down one …

Cycling in the Americas

By Sam Burchell | www.crazyguyonabike.com

Day 31: Acala, TX to lobo, TX
Saturday February 11, 2017, 83 miles (134 km) – Total so far: 1,501 miles (2,416 km)
I chatted with Mike and his family for a bit this morning (his wife and two sons had returned late last night). As I was finishing packing up camp, one of the boys got his bike out of the shed and rode with me to the end of their drive. They are a really nice family – thanks again for letting me stay.
After a few miles riding, I joined the interstate. Lots of …

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Texas’ First Transgender Mayor IS an Avid Cyclist

Molly Hurford | www.bicycling.com

You’re not imagining it: More transgendered people have felt encouraged to come out publicly in the US over the past few years. One of them is cycling enthusiast Jess Herbst, who recently made history when she became the first openly transgender mayor in New Hope, Texas. We caught up with Herbst to chat about how bikes fit into her busy schedule as a civil servant.
“Bicycling is that time I can think, and …

Bike plan proceeds with funding unclear

By Dug Begley | www.houstonchronicle.com

Houston is coasting toward an approved, updated bike plan within a few weeks after an uphill climb and some changes in the past few months, though concerns remain that the plan pins the city to spend millions on bicycling to the detriment of other needs.
The bike plan identifies roughly $500 million in high-quality trails and lanes either parallel or on …

Ladies Ride starts on March 14th

peghenderson | www.planobicycle.org

We are just one month away from the Ladies ride starting again. It’s time to pull out your bike and get a few rides or spin classes in so you will be ready.
Details will pretty much be the same as last year with a couple of changes.
We will continue to have (2) group again with the speeds and distance posted below.
In order to keep things safe, we will should have at least 6 riders for each …

Go Support Better Bike Lanes on 5th Street for Valentines Day!

by Mike Melanson | austinonabike.com

Grab a date, get on your bicycles, and go support better cycling infrastructure in Austin this Valentines Day.
The Lance Armstrong Bikeway is slowly marching toward completion, more than 15 years after its initial introduction. The path along Cesar Chavez out west has been complete for several years now, and the new connection by the library is coming (any year now), and the separated bike lanes along Third Street are …

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