Texas Bicycling News December 6th 2016

Academy sports store donates 30 bikes to Bastrop students

Mary Huber | www.statesman.com

Local Bastrop Academy Sports and Outdoors employees Jeff Conner, Annie Avila, Clint Foster and Misty Rhodes came to Lost Pines Elementary School Dec. 5, 2016 to surprise 30 students with new bikes. MARY HUBER/BASTROP ADVERTISER
Thirty Bastrop elementary students got a special surprise this holiday season — shiny, blue and red BMX bikes with matching helmets, gifted from Academy Sports and Outdoors for their exceptional behavior.
It was all part of the sports store’s annual bike donation, which benefits more than 4,000 boys and girls across 16 states. This year, for its 15th anniversary, Academy planned …

Volunteer: Participants needed for bicycling survey.


A research study about bicycling is looking for participants. This study involves completing an online questionnaire that asks questions about you, where you live, and why you ride a bicycle. It takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. complete the survey you will have a chance …

Jay’s Ride/Wednesday mornings

by trek509 | www.planobicycle.org

I lead a Wednesday morning no drop ride.
We start at the same place as Saturday Mornings at the nw corner of Coit and Spring Creek.
My name is Jay Arbetter
We usually average between 16 and 17 miles per hour depending who is riding and the weather.
We ride about 40 miles and start now at 8:30 am.
We have a great group and …

Grace Creek MTB Trail Work

Longview Bicycle Club | www.longviewbicycleclub.com

Grace Creek MTB Trail Workday on Saturday Dec 10th. We will be fixing drainage issues and clearing new trail. Lunch and drinks provided by LBC.
Meet at Maude Cobb at 9 AM

GDB Christmas Lights Ride

Greater Dallas Bicyclists | www.greaterdallasbicyclists.com

7:00 PM
December 15, 2016
Cafe Express
5600 West Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75209
“Join us for a Greater Dallas Bicyclists Tradition. We’ll ride through the Park Cities to take in some of the most beautifully decorated homes in Dallas. After the ride, we’ll gather at Cafe Express to eat, drink, and be merry! Standard bike lights are required, but we’d love to see your bike decorated for the holidays.” Santa Pak

Upcoming Events

Greater Dallas Bicyclists | www.greaterdallasbicyclists.com

8:51 AM DFW Airport Fast Ride – Fal/Win
9 AM Distance Builder
Best Of The Southwest – Joe Pool – Fall/Winter/Spring
9 AM DFW Airport Ride
9:30 AM Plano East Side
10 AM Easy Going Ride
9:30 AM Sunday Roll

Upcoming Events

Corinth Cycling | corinthcycling.wordpress.com

8:00am – Corinth Cycling Group Rides December 10, 2016 at 8:00 am – 11:00 am 101 S Locust St, Denton, TX 76201, USA Corinth Cycling Weekend Group Rides. All rides depart from southeast corner of Denton Square.
8:00am- Corinth Cycling Group Rides December 11, 2016 at 8:00 am – 10:30 am 101 S Locust St, Denton, TX 76201, USA http://www.corinthcycling.com/cccriderules.pdf 8:00am
8:00am – Corinth Cycling Group Rides December 17, 2016 at 8:00 am – 11:00 am 101 S Locust St, Denton, TX 76201, USA Corinth Cycling Weekend Group Rides. All rides depart from southeast corner of Denton Square.

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Thanks to all the hardworking elves that braved the yucky weather, and showed up to build 52 bikes at the PBA Bike Build Saturday night!

Salvation Army team assembles Angel Tree bikes

By Doug Murray, Multi-Media Journalist


TYLER, TX (KLTV) – More than 500 Salvation Army Angels were adopted Monday. That still leaves more than 300 on the tree at the Broadway Square Mall. And as donations come in, there’s a group working hard to assemble them.
The Salvation Army says the most popular gift every year on the tree is bicycles. Most bicycles are bought in a box, so it’s up to a group East Texas volunteers to put them together.
“[We] assemble the bikes out of …

Annual Bike Build sponsored by Tyler Rotary Clubs set for Thursday


South Tyler Rotary, Sunrise Rotary and the Rotary Club of Tyler will hold its annual joint Bike Build at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Pollard United Methodist Church.
The three clubs have collaborated for several years to …

Charges won’t be filed against driver in area cyclist’s death


CORSICANA, Texas (KWTX) Charges won’t be filed against the driver of a pickup truck that struck and killed a well-known Central Texas cyclist, Department of Public Safety Staff Sgt. Sara Warren said Monday in a brief press release.
Missy Hardeman, 34, of Hubbard, was riding her bicycle west on FM 709 just off Highway 31 near Dawson at around 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 23 when a 1998 Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Kristen Henley Ramos, 48, struck her.
Hardeman was flown to Parkland Hospital in Dallas where …

Walnut Creek Trail maintenance with ARR Trail Crew

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016, 9:00 AM

Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park
12138 North Lamar Boulevard Austin, TX

1 Mountain Bikers Attending

We will be doing some initial work on some new reroutes to the trail system in the Powerline Hill area.  Tasks will include stump and small brush removal and grooming of terrain.  We will have plenty of newly sharpened Pulaskis on hand, so the more the merrier.ARR will provide tools.  Please RSVP so we know how many tools to bring.Bring heavy dut…

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Holiday Ramble 2016

By Spinistry


EMS: Trauma alert for pedestrian hit by vehicle near Texas Capitol

Nicole Barrios


A vehicle hit a pedestrian who was possibly on a bicycle around 6 p.m. Saturday near Lavaca and West Ninth streets near the Texas Capitol, according to Austin-Travis County EMS.
The pedestrian, an …

Fourth Annual Bike Through the Lights Event

By Stephanie Lindgren


SAN ANGELO, TX- Riders, skaters, walkers, and runners of all ages are welcome to join in the fourth Bike Through the Lights Event. This evening, people can ride along with Santa and his Elf and take in the view of three million Christmas lights, and more than 60 Christmas Greeting Cards.
From 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., San Angeloans can meet at …

‘Tweed Ride’ Takes Biking Back a Century

by Tim Roberts


DALLAS — It’s a blast from the past on two wheels!
Bike Friendly Oak Cliff hosted its annual “Tweed Ride” event on Sunday. Participants turn out in their dapper best and ride the city in early 20th century style.
“I think we’re all a little stressed this year,” said Tracy Popken Springer with Bike Friendly Oak Cliff. “So, we’re going to be wearing happy clothes, riding old bikes, cruising through …

June 20th, Erwin Park Summer Series

Dallas Informer


Pictures from the June 20th Erwin Park Summer Series race in Mckinney Texas.
Thanks to Ann Hiner of Ann Hiner Photography for the pictures!
See more of her work at …

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Lite bike news day with weather washing out many activities.

So honored to be able to see @StephenHyde crush the #SuperPrestige today. He's amazing. Proud of USA CX! @usacycling

A photo posted by Austin Cyclocross Cup (@atxcxcup) on

December Newsletter

Waco Bicycle Club


  1. In Memoriam
    Sadly, this newsletter also must include sad news of the death of a cyclist. There are some details in this story about a memorial ride. LINK I knew Missy and worked with her on cycling projects, and still can’t quite comprehend it. There will be a separate tribute to her at a later time.
  2. Christmas Banquet
    The WBC Christmas banquet will be held on Thursday, December 22nd, at 6:30 pm at the …

Texas Enduro Cup Championship – Reveille Peak Ranch Mountain Biking

by TC


The self proclaimed Texas Enduro Cup State Championsgohip was held at Revielle Peak Ranch. I had a good tumble on Day 1 that took the wind out of my sails in addition to costing me a lot of time. I ended up finishing 8th in my group behind some super fast and …

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