Texas Bicycling News Digest October 10th 2017

Waco Wild West 100 bike ride: Oct. 7, 2017

Photos by Rod Aydelotte | www.wacotrib.com



Austin cyclist gears up for 1,000-mile No Country for Old Men race

Pam LeBlanc | fitness.blog.austin360.com


This weekend, while you are curled on the couch watching a football game, Austin endurance cyclist Andrew Willis will be pedaling 1,000 miles across the West Texas desert.
Fueled by a steady stream of cookies, doughnuts, brownies, fast-food hamburgers, tater tots and Sour Patch Kids candy (because when you cover that kind of distance, who cares what you eat, as long as you eat), Willis will attempt to …


Edge City Cycling

OCT14
Avery VFD Fall Fish Fry and bicycle ride. 2017
Sat 8:00 AM CDT · 135 N Austin St Avery, TX 75554


Upcoming Rides

Fort Worth Bicycling Association

Leakey 2017 (session 1 of 3)
Fri, October 13, 2017 8:00 AM
Frio Pecan Farm, Leakey, TX
Leakey 2017 (session 2 of 3)
Sat, October 14, 2017 8:00 AM
Frio Pecan Farm, Leakey, TX
Leakey 2017 (session 3 of 3)
Sun, October 15, 2017 8:00 AM
Frio Pecan Farm, Leakey, TX
Bicycles Inc. – Century of the Month
Sat, October 21, 2017 8:00 AM
Bicycles Inc. – Arlington
No Wind No Hills
Sun, October 22, 2017 9:00 AM
Sublett and 287, Arlington, Tx
Old Brock Rd Double
Sat, October 28, 2017 9:00 AM
Wright Elementary, Weatherford, Texas
Bicycles Inc. – Century of the Month
Sat, November 11, 2017 8:00 AM
Bicycles Inc. – Arlington


Video: City of Laredo to become more cycling friendly

By Brenda Camacho | www.kgns.tv

LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) – The city is working on making Laredo a little more biker-friendly with some new bike lanes.
Both Councilman Roberto Balli and Councilwoman Nelly Vielma are looking to add some bike lanes in their district.
Councilman Balli says it’s all part of the master plan that the city adopted.
Certain routes along major roads like Santa Maria will have some …


Texas Transportation Officials Schedule Open House Centered On FM 812 Improvements

By Tony Cantu | patch.com

FM 812 corridor project aims to improve safety and mobility, accommodate future population growth and land-use development in the area. …

… Enhancing bicycle and pedestrian access with a 10-foot shared-use path. …


0910-16-135- Construct Hike & Bike Trail

www.texasbids.net

Owner Solic Number: 0910-16-135 Status: bidding Report: 8112339
Country : United States State: TX County: Smith Location: Smith County
Est. Low Value: $5,114,595 Est. High Value: $5,114,595
Set Aside Types: MBE/DBE (Minority / Disadvantaged)
Scope: Construct hike & bike trail. Excavation, sodding, mulching, landscaping, irrigation, riprap, 279 LF of 18″ class III RC pipe. 365 LF of 24″ class III RC pipe. Concrete sidewalk. Metal beam guard fence. Pavement marking.
Notes: DBE 7%.
Plans: From Owner. See outside link. …


POLICE REPORTS: 14-year-old hurt when car crashes into his bicycle

By AUSTIN KING/The Lufkin News

The Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a crash Friday evening involving a 14-year-old on a bike.


RIDE THE CAR-FREE WALNUT CREEK TRAIL

Saturday, Oct 14, 2017, 8:30 AM

Don’s Automotive Repair
1636 S 1st St Austin, TX

1 Austin Cyclists Attending

OK, we are going to ride the very mellow car-free Walnut Creek trail. We leave from Don’s Automotive on South First, meet 8:15, WHEELS DOWN 8:30 Five miles to the trail head, trail is about 10-15 miles out. (??) So about 32 miles total. BUT, you can fall in at the Govalle Park parking lot on Bolm Rd. alternatively. Please RSVP with comment posted i…

Check out this Meetup →


ONE LAST DANCE BEFORE OFFSEASON~VeloVlog #40

Preston Glace | www.youtube.com


Red Bull Last Stand 2017 was fantastic. Racing around the Alamo at night is quite the experience, so here’s a little taste of what it felt like. Lots of hype, lots of chaos, lots of fun.


Cyclist killed in hit-and-run accident

By Brooke A. Lewis | www.chron.com


A woman killed midday Saturday while riding her bike when a car struck her and fled has been identified, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Tai’Sheonna Kennedy was riding northbound around 11:30 a.m. in the 6800 block of the East Sam Houston Parkway in the outside lane of the feeder road, the agency said.
The 21-year-old was …


It’s a wrap – 10 years of Bike MS!

Laura | lauramakes.com

Well friends, I did it. This past weekend, I rode in my 10th consecutive Bike MS event! This year’s ride was the Valero Ride to the River which goes from San Antonio to New Braunfels in 161 miles over two days. And thanks to many dedicated donors over the years, I’ve raised $20,745 for the National MS Society, $2,335 of that just this year. I am grateful to have so many friends, family, and coworkers who have pitched in over the years, some of you giving generously each and every year. I know that this fundraising is helping to make a difference for people who have …


Wounded Warriors heal their bodies and spirit with former commander-in-chief

By Dr. Marc Siegel | www.foxnews.com


Everyone who rides with former President George W. Bush in the annual Warrior 100K mountain bike ride has a personal story of overcoming adversity. Warriors and civilians alike train for months for the privilege of challenging the rocky switchback single-track trails on Bush’s Texas ranch. The ride has its own momentum, and each year it is more about the networks that are forming and the obstacles being overcome than the physical challenge of the ride itself.
Out on the trail, the veterans ride in a kind of formation, banding together to assist someone who falls or has difficulty. Self-appointed supervisors, who must have been …


RIDE THE CAR-FREE WALNUT CREEK TRAIL

Saturday, Oct 21, 2017, 8:30 AM

Don’s Automotive Repair
1636 S 1st St Austin, TX

2 Austin Cyclists Attending

OK, we are going to ride the very mellow car-free Walnut Creek trail. We leave from Don’s Automotive on South First, meet 8:15, WHEELS DOWN 8:30 Five miles to the trail head, trail is about 10-15 miles out. (??) So about 32 miles total. BUT, you can fall in at the Govalle Park parking lot on Bolm Rd. alternatively. Please RSVP with comment posted i…

Check out this Meetup →


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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