Texas Bicycling News February 16th 2017

9th annual Hard Hats for Little Heads aims to bring safety awareness to area children

By Aimee Breaux | www.theeagle.com

Thousands of second-graders shuffled into Reed Arena on Texas A&M’s campus Wednesday morning and almost immediately began dancing in their seats at the ninth “Hard Hats for Little Heads” event.
With skits by Texas A&M athletes, videos, high school mascots and a relay race, the event aimed to teach kids from …

FYI: COA public meetings on Walk / Bike mobility

by brianjo | www.bikemojo.com

Just thought I’d post this up for everyone who may not have seen it. This popped up on my neighborhood Nextdoor app:
“Communications and Public Information Office from City of Austin · 22m ago
Interested in the future of walking and biking in Austin? If so, get out your calendar!
The City of Austin’s Transportation Department is launching Walk + Bike Talks, a series of community conversations where …

Your Weekly Dose of the Best in How-To Road Cycling Info

Road Bike Rider | www.roadbikerider.com

— 10 Bike Washing Don’ts and Do’s
— On the Rivet IV: Improving Performance Through Positive Thinking
— A Cyclist’s Weakest Muscle Groups: What to Do?
— Local Knowledge is Indispensable
— Donate Unused Cycling Gear to a Good Cause
— Recovery: the Key to Improvement in Cycling
— ‘Float’ Over Rough Pavement
— Question of the Week: How Clean Do You Like to Keep Your Bike(s)?

Cycling in the Americas

By Sam Burchell | www.crazyguyonabike.com

Day 35: Marathon, TX to Dryden, TX
Wednesday February 15, 2017, 67 miles (108 km) – Total so far: 1,703 miles (2,741 km)
By the time I got up, Jim (the owner of the land I was camping on) had already left, so I packed up and got on my way, following his farm track for a mile or so back to the main road. …

Terry Hershey Trail – Dairy Ashford Parking lot

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017, 8:00 AM

Terry Hershey park
1001 Dairy Ashford Rd, 77077 Houston, TX

3 Houston cyclists Attending

ll Levels welcome, road/mountain bike, speed 10-15 miles/hour. This is a No Drop ride.Total Distance: 20 miles Meeting time: 8 a.m. at Terry Hersey-Dairy Ashford parking lot Rolling at 8:15 a.m. Speed: 10-15 miles/hour Stop: Every 8 miles (or as requested)Required: – Helmet – At least one water bottle – One spare bike tube Recommended – Bike pu…

Check out this Meetup →

Big Bend Tour

West Texas Cycling Association | www.bikewtca.org

Date: March 2, 2017 – March 5, 2017
Location: Big Bend, TX
Contact: Randy Muslow
Details: Three campsites are reserved for Thursday thru Saturday (2 -4). Two vehicles are allowed per campsite and I think four tents. There is overflow parking nearby at the camp store. If taking an RV you will need to make your own reservations. We have not set a fee for the tour but will probably be in the $30 to $40 range to cover campsites and SAG supplies on Friday. The club will provide a propane burner to heat water for coffee and oatmeal in the mornings. The main ride is on Friday and arrangements will be made to carry bikes and riders to high point on the …

Cyclists Could Soon Have An Easier Way To Ride Into Downtown Houston

Gail Delaughter | www.houstonpublicmedia.org

The city continues to close gaps in its expanding bike trail system. The latest project is an extension of the Lamar Cycle Track

The Lamar Cycle Track is a two-way bike path that links Discovery Green and Sam Houston Park. It opened a couple of years ago. But the problem is that riders can’t connect to it from other trails and they have to ride with street traffic to get there.
That’s soon going to change.
The city is now wrapping up work on a quarter-mile extension on the west side near Sam Houston Park. Public Works Deputy Director Jeff Weatherford says riders will …

City’s first casual bike ride will take to streets

By RICK KELLEY | www.valleymorningstar.com

HARLINGEN — The Tour de Harlingen?
The first of what will be monthly Harlingen Social Bike Rides will be held Saturday morning.
The route is 6.9 miles, and all riders over 10 with a bike, helmet and water are welcome to participate.
The social rides are a partnership between the Harlingen-San Benito Metropolitan Planning Organization, the City of Harlingen, Healthy Harlingen, Viva Streets Harlingen and the …

This weekend’s rides: Liberty Hill with special guest Stuart! Red Horn!

by Thomas | steinerranchcycling.com

Our old pal Stuart is in town this weekend to hang out with us. Ride with us and say hi!
Saturday we will head out to Liberty Hill on a super awesome route that likely includes Lakeline, Round Mountain, and either Bagdad and/or Parmer. After the ride there is a craydaddy (the most offensive name I can muster) boil at Infamous Brewery that might be …

Active Transportation – Austin

Austin TX | austintexas.gov

The City of Austin’s Active Transportation Division seeks to improve quality of life in Austin through the development of a comfortable and connected pedestrian and bicycle network that serves all ages and abilities.
The Division is responsible for the planning, design and implementation of pedestrian and bicycle facilities as well as education and encouragement programs that …

Texas Bicycling from Twitter

New Events Added to Texbiker.net Calendar

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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