Texas Bicycling News May 21st 2017

Texas A&M unveils ‘master plan’ for campus

By STEVE KUHLMANN | www.theeagle.com


Texas A&M University could see its era of expansive growth continue over the next two decades and beyond, according to the university’s recently released 2017 Campus Master Plan.
Over the coming years, more than 20 million gross square feet for facilities could be added to the College Station campus if the 460-page plan’s suggestions are followed.
The effort, which began in 2015 with the hiring of planning firm Ayres Saint Gross, included input from around the campus, giving student …



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After grandson’s unexplained death, grandfather prepares to bike across the country

Jason Puckett | www.kvue.com

A local businessman and his two brothers are preparing for a nearly 4,000-mile journey across the country. On bicycle. And for Bobby Jenkins, it’s personal.
While all three are riding for charity to fundraise for causes they believe in, Jenkins is riding to honor the life of his late …



Wounded Warriors gear up for Soldier Ride through Texas

Jeff Brady | www.khou.com

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — 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 …


Coastal Bend celebrates National Bike to Work Day

Heather Gustafson | www.kiiitv.com

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) – Friday was National Bike to Work Day and the City of Corpus Christi is encouraging people to ditch their cars and ride their bikes instead.
The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority, with the help of the City’s Metropolitan Planning, unveiled new bike racks and …


LPD officer participates in memorial bike rides

Heather M. Goodwin | starlocalmedia.com


For more than 200 miles it’s not about them. It’s about another police officer and their family. It’s about someone else’s sacrifice that must never be forgotten.
From May 10-12, hundreds of police officers traveled 238 miles – from Chesapeake, Va. to Washington D.C. – for the Road to Hope bike ride. For the third year, Lewisville police Capt. Jesse Hunter was one of those riding for a fallen officer. Hunter rode for slain Euless police officer …


Wounded Warriors complete two-day Soldier Ride

Phil Anaya | www.kens5.com

CANYON LAKE – Dozens of wounded and injured veterans from across Texas gathered in Canyon Lake on Saturday to complete their two-day bike ride called Soldier Ride, which is part of the Wounded Warrior Project. The group biked 15 miles to New Braunfels.
Brothers Frank and Adalberto Castaneda flew from El Paso to …


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Hit-and-run suspect arrested after bicyclist killed in NE Houston

by Ciara Rouege | cw39.com


HOUSTON — The police department arrested an alleged hit-and-run driver Thursday, just weeks after investigators said the suspect ran over and killed a bicyclist in northeast Houston.
Tawana Atkins was behind the wheel of a Chevy Tahoe driving along Tidwell Road on April 2017 when she hit Reginald Lauderdale, who was …




Critical Mass Houston

Friday, May 26, 2017, 6:45 PM

Market Square Park
301 Milam Street Houston, TX

7 cyclists Attending

The Houston Critical Mass is a bicycling event held on the last Friday of every month. We meet up at Market Square Park in downtown Houston around 6:30pm.Go to the Critical Mass Houston website to get all the ride info. This is a must before you ride. Lots of good info about the ride.http://www.criticalmasshouston.com/also:Critical Mass Houston…

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Pre and Post Critical Mass Ride

Friday, May 26, 2017, 5:45 PM

T C Jester Park
4201 W T C Jester Blvd Houston, TX

2 cyclists Attending

We will start at T C Jester Park and ride to Market Square Park downtown.   We will leave no later than 6PM. We will take the White Oak/Bayou Greenway trails to get to Market Square Park downtown. The pace will be 12-15mph.  If you cannot keep up, you will be dropped. I need to be at Market Square Park 6:45ish.  We will ride in the Critical Mass ri…

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Harassment on the Southside

Bicycle San Antonio | bikesanantonio.blogspot.com

Yesterday, my friend Mary (and that’s not her real name) was commuting home on Nogalitos riding Southbound. While waiting for the light to turn green, was harassed by a Hispanic male, late thirties, driving a white Dodge Ram, license plate BT4-0802. Below are her own words. …


This weekend’s rides: Fun with Nadolski! Red Horn!

by Thomas | steinerranchcycling.com

Tomorrow is the Real Ale ride… awesomeness. For those of you that are not doing it, John Nadolski will be leading a ride at the usual time (7:30am) and place (Cups & Cones) to some magical destination. After the ride you get the bonus of discounted burgers and beer at our sponsor, Lakeside Pizza and Grill!
Sunday is our usual Coffee Shop ride to Red Horn. It is 50 miles and is at an endurance pace typically finishing around a 17mph average speed overall. While we make great efforts to …



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

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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’

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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

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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.
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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

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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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