Texas Bicycling News May 16th 2017

Texoma Cycling Club sponsors Ride of Silence on May 17

By media release | www.ntxe-news.com


Sherman — The Texoma Cycling Club (www.texoma.cc) is sponsoring this year’s Ride of Silence on May 17 at 7:00 p.m. The ride will start in Zauk Circle at Austin College. The Ride of Silence in Sherman, Texas will leave from Austin College located at 900 N Grand Ave, Sherman, Texas. Please park in lots at corner of Grand Ave and Brockett. Ride will begin in Zauk Circle. Campus map and driving directions: …


Man accused in hit-and-run death of cyclist has courtroom outburst

Krista M Torralva | www.caller.com


After a courtroom outburst, a man accused of a hit-and-run that killed cyclist and AEP communications director Andy Heines said he doesn’t want his family sharing in his public scrutiny. …


DART cranks up to speed for Dallas’ Bike to Work Day festivities

By Teresa Gubbins | dallas.culturemap.com


May 19 is National Bike to Work Day and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is hosting events to encourage commuters to get on two wheels.
It’s being visioned as a bike-crazy day with cyclists pedaling to work, appointments, and shopping. DART has set up several “energizer” stations where bike enthusiasts can celebrate Bike to Work Day activity.
From 7-9 am, organizations such as Bike DFW, North Central Texas Council of Governments, local bike groups, shops, and …


Austin Nonprofit Hosts Bike to Work Day

By Meg Bonacorsi | www.twcnews.com

AUSTIN, Texas — Bike Austin is gearing up to host its sixth annual Bike to Work Day on May 19.
The event is meant to encourage people to bike to work throughout the year, as well as celebrate bicycle safety and advocacy in the Austin community.
Bike Austin has partnered with …


Parks master plan prioritizes trails, dog park

By William C. Wadsack | www.heralddemocrat.com


Sherman is moving forward with plans for a dog park, skate park and connected hiking and biking trails at city parks.
Those items were among the priorities in the 2017 Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan the City Council unanimously adopting during its meeting Monday. Director of Public Services Steve Ayers said the approximately year of work on the master plan was a collaboration between the …


Across the USA 45 years late

By David Kelly | www.crazyguyonabike.com

Day 32: Second Texas day same as the first, only with more wind
Monday May 15, 2017, 61 miles (98 km) – Total so far: 1,750 miles (2,816 km)
Much of yesterday and today must rate as the most unenjoyable sections of my tour to this point. The mapped route, being historically faithful to Old Route 66 as well as recognizing few other viable east-west routes, is run largely on frontage roads next to US I-40. The increasing loudness and intensity of freeway traffic throughout the day wears on one’s hearing and one’s nerves. The wind, evidently …

Day 33: Goodbye Texas, Hello Oklahoma
Tuesday May 16, 2017, 52 miles (84 km) – Total so far: 1,802 miles (2,900 km)
The day had an ominous beginning with a weather forecast for scattered thunderstorms along my route beginning in early afternoon. The morning sky seemed to confirm the forecast. …


NY2TXBeer&DinerMeTour2017

By Mark Shearer | www.crazyguyonabike.com

14-Apr-How do we get out of Texas?
Monday May 15, 2017
I’ve done this before, getting out of Texas that is! I was station here back in the 80’s when I was stationed here. Infact our youngest CSsie was born in Texas. I suppose you can call it Texas, we were a stones throw from Mexico and it seemed like another country. But in time we were paroled and allowed to move to another base. Anyway, trying to get to another state seems like an all day task. When they say Texas is big they mean it. Of course we zig zagged around for most of the day hitting different towns to pick up and drop off riders. Kind fun to just watch people do their thing.
I think it was Dallas when we got some new riders and one of them wanted to sit next to …


Ride of Silence: May 17th, 2017, 6:30pm, Pfluger Ped Bridge

by dougmc | bicycleaustin.info

On May 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn’t aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.
We will meet on the Pfluger (Lamar) Street Pedestrian Bridge at 6:30pm and start rolling at 7pm. You can see the entire route here http://www.strava.com/routes/2138595. We will be providing ribbons. We will …


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