Texas Bicycling News May 17th 2017

Day Zero: Texas 4000’s Longest Annual Charity Bike Ride Kick Off


Fri Jun 2 12:00PM
LBJ Lawn
Texas 4000, the nonprofit organization dedicated to the fight against cancer, begins its 70-day summer ride from Austin to Alaska on June 2nd with an unofficial send-off party at the LBJ Lawn on the University of Texas at Austin campus. The public celebration known as “Day Zero” occurs the day prior to the ATLAS Ride, where supporters can register and ride the first 25, 50 or 70 miles with the Texas 4000 team — the first day of …

Houston Police Set Up Stings To Catch Drivers Who Endanger Cyclists

By Stephen Paulsen | www.houstonpress.com

Six bike riders have been killed in the Houston area so far this year, according to advocacy group BikeHouston, but the Houston Police Department is now setting up regular stings for drivers who endanger cyclists.
In March, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo announced he’d start going after drivers who pass bikes without the minimum three feet of space, using plainclothes bike cops equipped with a high-tech “C3FT” device. It’s part of a …

Day 27: Sweetwater, TX to Abilene, TX

Bill Rogan | bicycletrip.net

The highlight of the day, and perhaps the highlight among all highlights, is when Bill Rogan of Denver surprised me on the road. I was riding east on an I-20 frontage road (east of Trent) when in the distance I saw a cyclist coming towards me. As he approached, he did a 180-degree turn and joined me. “Hey Steve,” he said. It was Bill Rogan. I was stunned! Yes folks, my friend Bill Rogan drove eleven hours from Denver, Colorado to Abilene, Texas to join me. Talk about getting a …

City Council Approves New Downtown Reconstruction Project

By Maura Ballard | sanangelolive.com

SAN ANGELO, TEXAS – The city council, in a 6-0 vote, has approved the adoption of a resolution for a new construction project, the Chadbourne Street Corridor Project, and the funding mechanisms proposed for the Project.
… The TA Set-Aside Program provides funding to construct a variety of alternative transportation projects that improve mobility for non-motorized users and constructs on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle accommodations. Furthermore, the TA Set-Aside Program, provides funding for …

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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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