Texas Bicycling News May 18th 2017

Waco accepts 4-ton donated bike, pedestrian bridge for park


WACO, Texas (AP) — Officials with a Central Texas city have accepted a donated bicycle and pedestrian steel truss bridge and will pay $65,000 to install the 4-ton span.
The Waco Tribune-Herald reported Wednesday that the Cameron Park bridge, designed and built by volunteers, will be installed this summer when a stream should be dry.
The Waco Bicycle Club constructed the …

Lubbock cyclists pedal safety, awareness during fourth annual Ride of Silence

By ERICA PAUDA | lubbockonline.com

Dozens of cyclists hit the road to be seen but not heard in the fourth annual Ride of Silence on Wednesday evening through Lubbock. …

Bicyclists gather to honor bike riders hurt, killed on roads

By Josh Skurnik | www.ksat.com

SAN ANTONIO – Bike riders gathered Wednesday for the Ride of Silence to honor fellow cyclists hurt or killed on the road.
The numbers show the danger to San Antonio cyclists is growing. …

Sherman cyclists bike in seventh annual ‘Ride of Silence’


SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) — A group of Sherman cyclists are joining others around the nation to honor those who have been killed or injured while biking on roads.
The local cyclists took to the roads for the seventh annual “Ride of Silence” Wednesday evening, going on a 10 mile ride throughout the city.
The ride began at …

Massive TexPlex Park in Texas Offers Mountain Bike Trails, Heavy Machinery Play Area

by Jeff Barber | www.singletracks.com

As the saying goes, “everything is bigger in Texas,” and apparently that includes mountain bike parks too. On June 3 TexPlex opens to the public, offering not just a mountain bike park and singletrack trails, but also jet boat rides and a heavy machinery play area. …

UPDATED Chacon Creek Hike & Bike Trail Maintenance Contract


Bid Date & Time:06/01/17 5:00 PM Prebid: 05/04/17 10:00 AM
Solicitation Title: UPDATED Chacon Creek Hike & Bike Trail Maintenance Contract
Owner Solic Number: FY17-042
Status: bidding Report: 7714282
Country : United States State: TX County: Webb
Location: City’s Environmental Services Department Located at 619 Reynolds St., Laredo
Scope: Trash and debris removal, and lawn and tree maintenance services.
Notes: A pre bid meeting will be held on May 4, 2017 at 10 am. at Environmental Services Department, Conference Room, 619 Reynolds St. Laredo, Texas 78040; Contract: two (2) year contract with the option for two (2) additional years;
Plans: From Finance Department – Purchasing Division, 5512 Thomas Ave.,
Laredo, Texas 78041. See linked file.
Outside Link: …

Denson takes bicycle ride in honor of fallen officers

By Deanna Kirk | www.corsicanadailysun.com

Lavon Denson credits her becoming a law enforcement officer to encouragement she had from Brent Thompson, one of the officers killed in Dallas July 7, 2016.
This spring, she had the opportunity to do something in his memory. The Texas Concerns of Police Survivors Memorial Ride, held April 29-30, is a bicycle ride from Fort Worth to Austin in honor of fallen officers.
Officer Dante Johnson, a Navarro College policeman, urged …

Photos: Cyclists ride in memory of fallen


Cyclists ride down Major Drive during the Ride of Silence memorial ride on Wednesday evening. The annual ride takes place around the world in memory of cyclists who have been killed while riding their bikes. Photo …

Wounded Warriors gear up for Soldier Ride through Texas

Jeff Brady | www.kens5.com

Around 30 wounded and injured veterans from around Texas got fitted for bicycles on Thursday in New Braunfels to gear up for the Wounded Warrior soldier ride.
Adalberto Castaneda and his brother flew to San Antonio from El Paso to participate in the ride. Castaneda, known to his Navy buddies as Cas, spent 21 years in the military. He …

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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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