Texas Bicycling News Digest December 6th 2017

December Member Profile: Ed Menard


When and why did you decide to become a Bike Austin member?
Which time? I was a member of ACA at least once or twice a few years back. I joined “Bike Austin” itself in the summer of 2016. Why? I was fortunate to be able to leave my career in 2015 (the word “retirement” makes me uncomfortable). Getting involved in bike advocacy had long been something I wanted to do after getting rid of the pesky demands of my traveling sales engineer job.
What benefits or positive outcomes have you enjoyed as a Bike Austin member?
Bike Austin membership literally pays for itself, considering the Go Local card, Bicycle Sport Shop gift card, and the other discounts. Not to mention …

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Police ID bicyclist killed in Beaumont

Krista Chandler | www.beaumontenterprise.com

Police have identified a bicyclist killed in a Beaumont wreck early Tuesday.

Tam Trung Ngo, a 55-year-old transient, was on the 6200 block of Texas 347 at about 4:36 a.m. when the driver of a Mercury changed lanes and struck the bike.

Police said there were no lights on the bicycle and Ngo was not wearing reflective clothing.

Teen bicyclist killed in Prairie View crash

By Dug Begley | www.chron.com

A teenage bicyclist was killed Sunday during a ride in Waller County, which Prairie View Police said Wednesday remained under investigation.

Garrett Hardy, 19, was struck around 10:15 a.m. Sunday as he rode with other cyclists eastbound along the 44500 block of U.S. 290 Business, also known as Old 290. The spot, south of U.S. 290 near University Drive, is steps from Prairie View City Hall.

Old 290 is a popular riding spot for cyclists, and also a …

Kids in poverty will ride high on bikes from Mission Arlington

BY FAYE REEDER | www.star-telegram.com

It will be a milestone for a special hometown community initiative on Saturday when the crowd of parents and kids gather in the parking lot at 2229 W. Park Row at 9 a.m. On that special morning, it will mark the 10th anniversary of the Bikes for Mission Arlington program, and the decade of achievements from this initiative are impressive.

When a couple of dads back in 2007 decided they wanted their kids to experience the thrill of giving to those less fortunate, they took them shopping for bicycles and delivered six of …

ARR – East Williamson Creek Greenbelt – Pay Dirt

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017, 9:00 AM

4907 Creek Bend Dr
4907 Creek Bend Drive Austin, TX

4 Mountain Bikers Attending

Come help the Austin Ridge Riders build the newest trail in South Austin!Check back here before you drive out. We are trying to arrange a meeting / parking place closer to the work site. If we can arrange with a neighbor, the meeting address will be posted here by Friday morning. If new meeting site is not approved by Friday morning – we will meet…

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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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