Texas Bicycling News September 24th 2016

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Saengerfest and Bike Your Park Day

Pit’s Fritztown News


It’s a weekend full of events hereabouts – way more than the two mentioned in the headline. But these were the only two I managed to attend. …

… The “Bike Your Park Day” was not so much an official bicycling day but an event sponsored by the Adventure Cycling Association in celebration of the National Park Service’s Centennial, the Adventure Cycling Organisation’s 40th, and National Public Lands Day. I took the opportunity to ride the LBJ Ranch [Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park] in Stonewall again. Well, actually it wasn’t the Ranch only, but also parts of …

25th annual Pineywoods Purgatory on tap



About 500 bikers will soon bike across the rolling hills of northwest Lufkin, Pollok, Wells and Alto during the 25th annual Garland L. Parise Pineywoods Purgatory bike ride Saturday.

Thousands flood Broadway for Síclovía despite threat of rain

By Jeremy T. Gerlach


Cyclist ride in the rain during Siclovia Sunday Sept. 25, 2016. This year’s Siclovia route stayed along Broadway from the intersection with McCullough on the south end to Mahncke Park in the north. The event ran between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and was closed to vehicular traffic during the duration.

Thousands of bikers, walkers and runners are moving up and down Broadway for Síclovía, a biannual fitness event that shuts down a two-mile stretch of Broadway. …

Tuesday: Intermediate/Advanced Mountain Bike Ride at the Ant Hills

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016, 6:15 PM

15200 Memorial Dr
15200 Memorial Dr Houston, Te

1 Houston Cycling Members Attending

This will be a medium to fast pace ride through the Ant Hills of Hershey Park! Bring WATER, spare tube/tire, snacks, etc…Helmets required. Call if you are going to be late so we can wait for you. Wheels rolling by 6:30! See you there

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Harlingen bike-share event shows rides in use



HARLINGEN — The big question on the minds of many Friday morning prior to the ribbon-cutting for the new bike-share system: Where are all the bikes?
“When we got here this morning, there were only four bikes,” City Manager Dan Serna said. “Where are the bikes? Within minutes we had six out.”
The 10 Zagster commuter bikes at the McKelvey Park …

Sympathetic officer steps up after local boy loses bike to thief

By Erin Zeller


WACO, Texas (KWTX) JJ Guerrero lives with his grandparents in Waco.
He is a typical 10-year-old boy who likes to play basketball and ride his bicycle.
“We encourage the kids to ride around and be active after school,” his grandfather, Jesse Guerrero said,
But last week, JJ’s bike was stolen from the front yard of the family’s home.
JJ’s grandparents have custody of him and his two siblings, and they could not afford to buy a new one. …

More than 400 cyclists pedal through the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride

By Nadine Bonewitz


AUSTIN (KXAN) — The 8th Annual Texas Mamma Jamma Ride kicked off early Saturday morning, drawing more than 400 cyclists.
The ride is between 15-100 miles and supports the fight against breast cancer, having raised more than $2.6 million since it began in 2009. …

#Red2Rio bike ride across Texas 2

by Kirk Teske


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What Do You Get When You Cross a Bicycle Rally and a Scavenger Hunt?

By Katharine Shilcutt


The 11th annual bike tour through the Heights raises money for the historic neighborhood.
Certain recurring events in the Heights are awaited with great anticipation: White Linen Night each August, late hours at the Heights Neighborhood Library every Monday and Wednesday night, the big BARC pet adoption fair the first Saturday of every month, and the annual Houston Heights Bicycle Rally and Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, October 2.
Now in its 11th year, the race raises money for the Houston Heights Association via entry fees: $20 for the 20-mile ride and scavenger hunt, and …

City’s bike-share event greeted by half-empty rack — and that’s a good thing



HARLINGEN — The real question Friday morning prior to the ribbon-cutting for the new bike-share system was this: Where are all the bikes?
“When we got here this morning, there were only four bikes,” said City Manager Dan Serna. “Where are the bikes? Within …

Expanding Arroyo Park



HARLINGEN — A city park is getting bigger — thanks to a citizen.
City commissioners have approved a resolution accepting about 25.4 acres being donated by Maxine Pace Elkins, a Harlingen resident. …

… Mendez said the land will extend resident’s access to the Arroyo Colorado Hike and Bike Trail, which runs along the park. …

Always ready to roll on Hump Day

By Pete Radowick


There’s a modern-day affliction known as FoMO – Fear of Missing Out. This is the social angst you feel that something good is going to happen without you in attendance.
At no time does yours truly come to grips with FoMO more than on Wednesday morning. This, you see, is when the more fortunate members and friends of the Northwest Cycling Club are on their bikes chooglin’ along in the midweek Hump Day Ride. Relegated to an office tower in downtown Houston on these sunny mornings makes me green with envy.
The Hump Day Ride – the province of the retired, the flexible, the self-employed, the …

This weekend’s rides: Round Rock Donut Smash! Red Horn!

by Thomas


This weekend’s weather looks interesting. We might get lucky! Sunday some of us are racing at the Texas State Championships while the rest of us will hit the standard Red Horn Coffee Shop Ride. Let’s wish our racers good weather and good luck!
Saturday we will go try out a new route created by Brad. It is about 57 miles and makes a half-way stop at Round Rock Donuts (let’s not get into a donut war… its fact that RR donuts …

Time to try again for car-free bike lanes on Shoal Creek Blvd.?



Ten years ago I tried and failed to convince Council to go with staff’s plan of having car parking on only one side of the road on Shoal Creek Blvd., with car-free bike lanes on both sides. (I was especially disappointed that I got almost no help from the local cycling community in that push, but that’s another story.) At the time, some …

Picked up and ready to race. #cat4 #texasstateroadrace

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Cyclefest just as good as advertised

by Bill Cullins


The folks from the Permian Basin Bicycle Club (PBBA) really know how to throw a cycling party.
Start with 430 cyclists from all over Texas (and one from Ecuador), 60 volunteers, add in miles and miles of scenic roads that go up and down through the “Texas Alps” near Fort Davis and you’ve got all of the ingredients needed for something memorable called Cyclefest.
Simply put, Cyclefest turned out to be everything that was promised on the event …

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Texas cyclists ride against cancer

By Kevin Wilson


A group of bicyclists made a stop in Clovis on Wednesday with a pair of messages. Any message is easier if you can share it over a beer, and don’t fear the finger.
Riders from Austin, Texas-based 1,400 Miles made Clovis an overnight resting point for their trip to Denver. The …

“SPOKES FOR FOLKS” Family bicycle ride with Mayor Betsy Price


Join us & the City of Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price for an evening family night cycling ride through Trinity Park Pavilion #3
2401 University Dr Fort Worth, TX 76107
Please bring your bicycle helmet, bottled water, flashing lights on your bicycle.
Award for best lighted bicycle in age brackets
Toddler-5 years old
6 years old – 11 years old
12 years old -17 years old
18 years old -30 years old
31 years old – 50 years old
51 years old – Silver Prime …

Amtrak Expands Bike Service to More Cross Country Routes


At Amtrak, we’re always looking for ways to improve your experience with us. In other words, you talk, we listen. That’s why after testing several successful bike pilot programs across the country, we are excited to announce that we’re now expanding bike service on these major cross country routes and Northeast Regional trains Sept. 19: Cardinal, Sunset Limited, California Zephyr, Empire Builder, Southwest Chief, City of New Orleans, Lake Shore Limited and Texas Eagle and Northeast Regional trains 65, 66 and 67. …

Preventing a Crash, and What to do if You’re Hit


As a cyclist, you understand the importance of staying safe on the road. Laws for cyclists, however, vary from state to state so you need to be aware of the laws where you are located. Following local cycling laws is one of your best chances of preventing a crash with a motorist. In Texas, here are some of the bicycle laws that are extremely important to follow to help you get to your destination safely and to help you avoid a crash:

  1. As a bicyclist, remember that you have the rights and duties of other vehicle operators. …

Crosbyton bike race to zoom through scenic canyon, promote breast cancer research



Tour de Rio Blanco is Saturday morning in Crosbyton
CROSBYTON — It’s a long, hard ride, but the scenery is beautiful.
Or you can take the easier route, and you’ll still catch some pretty country.
Crosbyton’s fourth annual Tour de Rio Blanco contains a trio of races, each with its own length and difficulty level. Take-off for all …

Has Bike Texas fallen off the rails?

by dougmc


I kind of wonder if Bike Texas has recently fallen off the rails … (or “forgotten to keep the rubber side down”, if I want to use a cycling metaphor instead?)
They endorsed Leslie Pool for District 7, where there’s a lot of … disagreement about if Leslie is a friend to cyclists at all.
(Leslie has recently gotten some flak for comments that she’s made regarding bike lanes, where the people who live on Shoal Creek and the drivers should get to …

Officer Tased man after he fled on a bicycle



Lufkin police arrested a man Wednesday night after he allegedly ran from an officer who was trying to stop him for riding a bicycle at night without a light.

Elderly bicyclist dead after Hale County acccident

Sarah Rafique


A 73-year-old bicyclist is dead after being struck by a vehicle this morning in east Hale County.
The accident occurred about 8 a.m. Thursday on Farm-to-Market 1767 after the …

DPS releases name of bicycle rider killed in Hale County wreck

By Amber Stegall


LAINVIEW, TX (KCBD) – A bicycle rider has been killed in a Thursday morning wreck.
73-year-old Jose Santos Amador of Plainview was riding east on …

Houston Bike Plan, FAQs


This is for all you natural skeptics out there and everyone else who just needs a refresher. What’s with that crazy map? How did you make it? Is it going to make traffic worse? The Houston Bike Plan FAQs are here to help! The City has created 3 FAQ sheets – general, on the map and on public engagement (& you thought we were wordy…) Find the full versions linked to the left or read the selected highlights BikeHouston pulled below.
After you get re-inspired from reading this: remember, the plan is still not through City Council. Send in a letter of support now! …

Cammie Robbiano – San Antonio mountain biker works to defend her two state titles

Interview By Joshua Trudell


My first time on a BMX bike, it wasn’t my thing at all. I was 10. But I watched my brothers out at Flat Rock Ranch, in Comfort, during a mountain biking race, and I said, ‘Dad, that kind of looks like fun. I want to try it.’ He said, ‘If you eat this can of tuna—I hated tuna; I still do—I’ll buy you a bike.’ I totally thought he was kidding, but I said, ‘OK.’ I ate the can of tuna, and a week later, I had …

This Week’s Activities

Fort Worth Bicycling Association


Toils of Tolar
Saturday, September 24, 2016 8:00 am
Tolar – High School

Joe Pool Lake Marina
Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:00 am
Grand Prairie: Anna May Daulton Elementary School

Sunday, September 25, 2016 8:30 am
Venus: Town Square

The Rusty Chain Gang Ramble
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:00 am
Ft Worth: Christ Lutheran Church

Watermelon Waltz
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:00 pm
Everman: Jerry’s Place

Burleson and Beyond
Thursday, September 29, 2016 8:00 am
Burleson: Commerce Street

Rusty Chain Gang Romp
Thursday, September 29, 2016 9:00 am
Benbrook: YMCA

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