Texas Bicycling News May 28th 2017

Cyclists to race in state criterium races in downtown Greenville

David Claybourn | www.heraldbanner.com


Some of the state’s top cyclists are expected to compete at the Texas State Criterium Championships this Memorial weekend in Greenville.
There are two days of timed races scheduled for downtown Greenville on Sunday and Monday in the Texas Cup Event presented by Dallas Racing.
Sunday’s races, which range in time from 30 to 60 minutes, are age-based. The first race starts at 8 a.m. and the last one at 3:30 p.m.
The top riders in the men’s under-23 age group, 23-29, 30-34 and 35-39 will be racing on Sunday for an …


Log a cycling milestone with Lance Armstrong at WeDu Texas Hundred

By Pam LeBlanc | www.mystatesman.com


This must feel like coasting down a driveway to Lance Armstrong, who’s barely firing a calf muscle as we pedal up one gorgeous incline after another in the hills surrounding the small town of Burnet.
Armstrong and I are riding part of the course of the upcoming WeDu Texas Hundred, the first Texas event wearing the brand of the former professional cyclist’s latest project, WeDu. The roads unravel without the buzz of …




Cycling on the Circuit of the Americas F1 Track

by Spoke | www.bikeforums.net

Living just outside of Austin, TX, I took advantage of a special 10 week program of open cycling on the Circuit of the Americas F1 track in Austin, TX. I’ll let the video speak for itself, but it was a blast. The hill up to turn 1 was a killer, but then you are rewarded with a fast run down into turn 2. The track is a …


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Texas A&M professor prepares to bike coast-to-coast to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity

By Rebecca Fiedler | www.theeagle.com


A Texas A&M philosophy professor is preparing for a coast-to-coast bicycling journey in an attempt to raise $27,500 for Habitat For Humanity in Bryan-College Station.
Jose Luis Bermudez, 50, teaches both lower and upper-level philosophy at Texas A&M, and for several years served as the dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Every moment for Bermudez not spent teaching or working with his horse at home is spent training and conditioning for extensive bike runs.
The professor has already completed two major races in recent years, both raising large quantities of …


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Alexandria cyclist, Tracy Martin, leaves Lance Armstrong in his dust

By Mike Cianciolo | www.kalb.com

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) – As a teenager he got his first taste at roofing toting shingles up a ladder. When he was 20, he became a self-employed contractor. Now in his late 40s, Tracy Martin is blazing his own trail on a bicycle.
Riding his bike went from that of a hobby to somewhat of an addiction.
“Six days a week,” explains Martin. “Minimum of three hours. Weekends usually longer rides.” …

… Last month, on April 8, Tracy Martin competed in the Austin Rattler – a 60-mile mountain bike race in the capital of Texas featuring roughly 500 participants. One of the riders Tracy was going up against in the men’s 40-49 age division, was none other than legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong. …



Take a kid mountain biking day

Saturday, Jun 10, 2017, 9:00 AM

Circle C Ranch Metropolitan Park
6301 West Slaughter Lane Austin, Te

10 Mountain Bikers Attending

Remember this first time you rode a mountain bike? Remember how much fun it was? We’re partnering with our friends at Bicycle Sport Shop to pass on the love of riding in the dirt to the younger generation. ARR will be there leading rides, providing assistance and being good stewards of Austin mountain biking. If you’d like to volunteer to lead a r…

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Ai Weiwei’s famous bicycle sculpture setting up in Austin

By Leslie Rangel | kxan.com

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A world-renowned work of art has landed in downtown Austin. Workers are installing it now and once it’s complete, it will provide people in Austin a chance to see the sculpture that has been displayed in major cities across the country.
Ai Weiwei is the Chinese artist behind the “Forever Bicycles” sculpture, and some call him the most important artist working today. Weiwei is both an artist and a …




IMBA opens application period for Ride Center designations

by BRAIN Staff | www.bicycleretailer.com

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The application period for International Mountain Bicycling Association Ride Centers will open June 1 and run through July 31. The program gives IMBA Ride Center designations to communities showing a commitment to mountain bikers and places to ride.
“These designations become a strong asset for communities looking to attract mountain bikers and …


Eastbound And Down

Nick & Deanna | findmeon66.tumblr.com


My lovely fiancee, Deanna, and I have the privilege of bicycling Route 66 from Amarillo to Chicago this summer with Lon Haldeman and his PAC Tour Eastern 66 group. We’ll be leaving Amarillo on Saturday 27 May, and arriving in Chicago on Sunday 11 June. My duties on the tour are to serve as historian, social media guy, photographer, evening speaker coordinator, and anything else that may need to be lifted.
And it is a dream come true!
I’ll be using this blog space to post daily missives from the Route, as …


Hike & Bike Trail Handrails

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Bid Date & Time: 06/15/17 2:00 PM Prebid: 06/05/17 2:00 PM
Solicitation Title: Hike & Bike Trail Handrails
Owner Solic Number: 17-52CC
Status: bidding
Report: 7808582
Country : United States State: TX County: Collin Location: McKinney
Scope: Construction of hike & bike trail handrails.
Notes: A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for 2:00 PM on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the office of the CityPurchasing Department, 1550-D South College, McKinney, Texas 75069 in the PurchasingConference Room. Representatives of the Owner and Engineer will be present to discuss the project.
Plans: From Owner, see outside link.
Outside Link: …


Construction of Friendship Park Hike and Bike Trail

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Bid Date & Time: 06/14/17 10:00 AM Prebid: 06/01/17 10:00 AM
Solicitation Title: Construction of Friendship Park Hike and Bike Trail
Owner Solic Number: 0915-12-518
Status: bidding
Report: 7809303
Country : United States State: TX County: Bexar Location: Kirby
Scope: Construction of Hike and Bike Trail.
Notes: A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held 06/01/17 @ 10:00 AM at Kirby City Hall, 112 Bauman, Kirby, Texas 78219.
Plans: From Designer.
Bond: 5% bid bond
Owner Type: Public
Buyer: Kirby, City of …



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Conquer the Coast offers incomparable view

Colby Farr | www.caller.com


Bike riders will get to see the bayfront from their seats this September during the 14th annual Conquer the Coast.
Conquer the Coast features up to 65 miles of bayfront scenery with riders starting at Corpus Christi’s North Bayfront Park to travel around the bay before ending at the same park. There will be eight rest stops throughout the ride that …


Saturday Ride Schedule

Maverick Chain Gang | maverickchaingang.org

June 10, 2017
Lake Cherokee – 35 miles
Meet at: East Texas Regional Airport, 269 Terminal Circle, Longview TX – 8:00 a.m.
June 17, 2017
Pirkey Lake – West – 34.7 miles
Meet at: First Baptist Church, 405 W Austin St, Marshall, TX – 8:00 a.m.



Pre and Post Tour de Taco Ride

Friday, Jun 2, 2017, 5:45 PM

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

1 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 Tour de Taco rid…

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Fight Climate Change – Ride a Bike!

By kxanmichaelmccubbin | kxan.com

Did you know that May is bike month? And did you know that biking instead of driving is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and fight climate change? Lucia Athens from the City of Austin’s Office of Sustainability joined us in the studio with tips for taking up biking. While 5-13% of Austinites commute to work by bike at least three …


Sharpening skills at City Park!

Friday, May 26, 2017, 5:45 PM

City Park – Emma Long Motorcycle Trails
7548 Oak Shores Dr Austin, TX

10 Mountain Bikers Attending

This ride is not suitable for beginners!There is a speed limit to this 5 mile loop, we will be more focused on completing and clearing features rather than going fast. Perfect for those intermediate riders looking to sharpen skills, lots of opportunity here to practice step ups and down ledges!Please click on the link below to see pictures of the…

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This weekend’s rides: Bee Creek! Red Horn!

by Thomas | steinerranchcycling.com

Saturday we will hide from the wind under the cover of lovely Bee Creek! The route is super fun and everyone smiles the whole ride with no suffering whatsoever. Route is here: https://www.strava.com/routes/3985679 . After the ride we meet up at Lakeside for some discounted burgers and beer!
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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