Texas Bicycling News Digest November 13th 2017

On the road: Input sought on Texas 31

By Jimmy Isaac | www.news-journal.com


Kilgore and state highway leaders want to hear from the public about widening Texas 31.
Meanwhile, Gregg County looks to continue leveraging its resources to start construction on certain road projects sooner than even state engineers anticipate.
The Texas Department of Transportation has scheduled a public hearing about widening Texas 31 at …

… Engineers say they also are considering redesigning Texas 31’s alignment to improve its grading and curves, and they want to incorporate sidewalks and bicycle lanes wherever they determine them to be appropriate. …


New bike trails at McKinney Roughs: Soft, flowy and free on Nov. 24

Pam LeBlanc | fitness.blog.austin360.com


Pam LeBlanc checks out a trail at McKinney Roughs Nature Park on Monday, Nov. 13. The trails open to the public on Nov. 24. Stephen Spillman for the American-Statesman

McKinney Roughs Nature Park is preparing to open 13 miles of trail to mountain bikers in a few weeks, and I enlisted pro mountain bike rider and REI instructor Cindy Abbott this morning to give me a tour. …


Bid on University Trail Phase II Construction in Richardson

www.texasbids.net

Prebid: 11/29/17 2:00 PM Prebid Mandatory: yes
Solicitation Title: University Trail Phase II Construction
Owner Solic Number: 01-18 Status: bidding Report: 8197866
Country : United States State: TX County: Dallas Location: Richardson
Est. Low Value: $772,000 Est. High Value: $772,000
Scope: Construction of 10′ wide concrete hike and bike trail, including minor demo of existing concrete flat-work, construction of pedestrian ramps, relocation of fire hydrants, provision and execution of traffic control plans, provision and installation of required signage, and all other project elements …


#holidayramble route verifying. Fast and smooth so far. GPS out tonight.

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Danged sweet routes. Y'all are in for a good time. #holidayramble

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Tour De Cypresswood Trails ( Beginner )

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017, 5:00 PM

100 Acre Wood Preserve
14236 W Cypress Forest Dr Houston, TX

1 cyclists Attending

This Mountain Bike ride is a beginner ride. It’s a introduction to the Cypress Creek Trails. • 100 Acre Woods Trail Parking (https://www.google.com/maps/@29.9854633,-95.5768579,125a,35y,176.28h,45t/data=!3m1!1e3) What this ride is all about: Path Language, Bike Safety, Trusting your bike, Where to land your footing, and many more techniques. Tour d…

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Bike Friendly Richardson Presents: Black Friday Ride #9

Bike Friendly Richardson | bikefriendlyrichardson.org


It’s that time of year again. It’s the time to AVOID all the big crowds at the shopping mall, work off that Thanksgiving dinner and have a fun ride around town.

You are invited to attend Bike Friendly Richardson‘s NINTH (that’s right, 9th) annual Black Friday Ride. Started nine years ago as the inaugural ride that launched Bike Friendly Richardson (which makes us 8 years old), the Black Friday Ride gives folks an alternative way to kick off the holiday season. This is a casual paced ride that will …


City poised to open streets to ‘dockless’ bike sharing

By Dug Begley | www.houstonchronicle.com


A rainbow of bicycles likely is coming to Houston sidewalks soon, so long as the yellow, green, orange and gray bikes do not get blacklisted by a skeptical City Council.

Houston officials are poised to open the city to at least six dockless bike-sharing companies that will distribute the readily-available cycles throughout the 11 council districts – something council members stressed is a …



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New Event Added to Texbiker.net Calendar

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