Texas Bicycling News February 15th 2017

This Glowing Intersection Is Taking US Bike Safety in a Bright Direction

By Molly Hurford | www.bicycling.com

Texas A&M claims to be the home of the country’s first authentic Dutch junction, decked out with glow-in-the-dark bike lanes

Roughly 70,000 students, faculty members, and staff travel to and from Texas A&M University daily by foot, bike, or car. That makes traffic safety at the school a big concern—especially in one particular place.
The intersection of Ross & Bizzell Streets “was a mess; lots of people made wrong turns and it was hard to navigate,” says Robert E. Brydia, a senior research scientist with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Doubly concerning was that this was a key intersection on …

Help your fellow cyclists – Add your local bike shops and drinking fountains to OpenStreetMap

by Spanholz | www.reddit.com

probably everyone of us had a flat some time. But how to find the next bike shop in a foreign country? Which shop is the nearest? Is it closed? Is there maybe a bicycle tube vending machine? Or a bicycle repair station? Find them on a user-generated map based on OpenStreetMap data.
OpenStreetMap is something like wikipedia for maps. Everyone can edit, everyone can use it. The data you contribute is open-source. The resulting maps can be quite different. Some are perfect for railway enthusiasts, some for hiking. And some for us cyclists like the OpenCycleMap. This is an …

Request for Qualifications for Engineering Services for Brushy Creek Regional Trail Extension & Connection


Develop construction plans, specifications, estimates, bid phase and construction phase services. The primary scope of this project consists of providing a 10 sidewalk/trail and related pedestrian facilities for three locations. …

Cycling in the Americas

By Sam Burchell | www.crazyguyonabike.com

Day 34: Nopal, TX to Marathon, TX
Tuesday February 14, 2017, 63 miles (101 km) – Total so far: 1,636 miles (2,633 km)
A couple of hours before sunrise, I heard a voice outside. Assuming it was Brad talking to his dog, I thought little of it and went back to sleep.
A while later, as I was packing up my things, Brad came out of his house to chat. He asked if I’d heard any voices in the night, and I said I had. “Yeah, some wets crossed last night,” he told me.
Wets, it turns out, means illegal immigrants who swim across the …

Passionate Pastime: Ivan Estrada

By MARICELA RODRIGUEZ | www.valleymorningstar.com

Photographer hopes to leave legacy with his efforts

Ivan Estrada prepares to photograph the San Benito Resaca City Bike Tour. He love photography and sharing his photos with others.
HARLINGEN – He snapped his first photograph with his very own camera when he was just a child.
“I was 10 years old and my dad bought it for me as a birthday present because I would always borrow my …

EP Cyclists Kicking Off Wellness on Wheels Program

By Yvonne Soto | www.epcyclists.com

EP Cyclists Invited to Fitness/Health Fair
EP Cyclists Kicking off our Wellness on Wheels Program at the Valley View Middle School Fitness/Health Fair.
Our “Wellness on Wheels Program” is about bringing exercise and fitness by riding your bike to all ages in the El Paso Community and will be participating with the YISD Partners in Education at Valley View Middle School in the Fitness Fair during parents night on …

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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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