Texas Bicycling News Digest August 10th 2017

Sweet ride – Rocky Hill Ranch

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APD Ticketing Cyclists

by kerryp | www.bikemojo.com

Just saw this on Facebook and thought I would share. Follow the rules.

Bicycle reported stolen from elderly Abilene man


ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – An elderly Abilene man told police his bicycle was stolen off his porch overnight on Tuesday.
A report filed with the Abilene Police Department states the man, 81, reported an unknown suspect took the bike from his home on the 1900 block of Minter Lane sometime between 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and …

Area bike enthusiast hit the trail, enjoy nature

By Lance Winter | www.star-telegram.com

Josh Porter would tell you a day on a Mountain Bike is better than any day at the office. That being the case Porter, applying a little conventional wisdom, combined the two so he could enjoy both his passion and make a living.
For almost a year, the 35-year-old owner/mechanic of Unspoken Bike Shop, has been …

Video: Bike Community Speaks Out After Hit and Run Turns Deadly

By: Avery Travis | www.everythinglubbock.com

Lubbock Police on Tuesday identified the cyclist who lost his life in a hit and run collision at South Loop 289 and University Avenue, as Joshua Allen Noble. The cycling community spoke out following the accident, saying sometimes driving on busy roads is unavoidable.
“Inside of town, especially on the South side, there are not a lot of places to cross the Loop,” Cam Mencio of Velocity Bike Shop said.
Mencio has been biking around Lubbock for 10 years. He …

Safety to be focus of bike rodeo


John Wesley United Methodist Church will host a bicycle rodeo from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The rodeo is for children ages 5 to 12 years old. Children should bring their own bicycles.
Participants will have the chance to increase their knowledge of bicycle safety and …

City officials host ribbon cutting for new bike lanes

McKenzi Morris | www.dailytoreador.com

City of Lubbock officials and community members cut the ribbon for Lubbock’s new bike lanes on Thursday.
The bike lanes, which span from Texas Tech to downtown Lubbock, Mackenzie Park and the Canyon Lake system, cost around $150,000 to complete, Director of Public Works Wood Franklin said, and were a joint effort between City of Lubbock staff members and contractors.
“I see this as a great, positive step forward for …

Tweeners Ride 8/12

davidparker3508 | www.planobicycle.org

Tweeners ride will roll this Saturday, 8/12 departing from the normal place for 42 miles with an average speed of 15-16 mph.
Please meet at the north end of the parking lot at Spring Creek & Coit by 6:45am so we can sign in, have the all important speech and ready to roll at 7:00am.
Please hydrate well on Friday and bring plenty of fluids for the ride as it could be hot with a heat index of high 90’s-100).
Additionally, let’s be a …

DB Rec 8-12-17, 6am/75 miles or 7am/63 miles to Rowlett

Ron_Shome | www.planobicycle.org

This is our first of two rides of 75 miles. Due to the high heat index forecast for this Saturday, we’ll start early at 6am and ride a small 10.7-12 mile circuit and return to the parking lot by about 6:45am. Then at 7am we will pick up those who prefer to start at the standard time and begin our main 63 mile loop to Rowlett (very similar to our ride last Saturday). This 63 mile loop will have a parking lot pass (optional cutoff) 11 miles before the end for those who must end early or are suffering heat exhaustion symptoms.
6am Instructions for 75 miles *** Lights Required *** …

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