Texas Bicycling News July 21st 2017

City Council passes safe bike passage ordinance

By Michelle Pedraza | www.kgns.tv

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LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) – City Council made a decision on Monday night that will help the local cycling community.
The Safe Passage Ordinance was passed back in 2016 in order to create a safer environment for those who are cycling, walking or running on the street.
By enforcing the rules on drivers who want to pass around …

Passing officers see man threatening friend with knife, police say

by Jesse Martinez | kfoxtv.com

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KFOX14) — Officers patrolling a Las Cruces neighborhood saw a man threatening his friend with a knife Wednesday night, police said.
The incident happened around 11 p.m. on the 2100 block of Picacho Avenue.
According to police, two officers were on bicycle patrol near the area, when they …

This weekend’s rides: Down Redbud! Russell’s!

by Thomas | steinerranchcycling.com

Reminder: We will be celebrating our friend John Nadolski this evening at Lakeside at 5:30pm. I believe we will have the upstairs area. Come join us and say goodbye to John as he moves out of Texas.
Saturday will be hot as balls. There is no way around that, unless you chicken out which is lame. Come sweat with us on a nice ride that takes us down Redbud trail in a modified …

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Rolling heavy with my @wanderlustgear! Sweetness.

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B.I.G. Training Program

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017, 6:00 PM

River Run Plaza
1071 Country Club Rd El Paso, TX

1 Cyclists Attending

B.I.G. stands Beginner Intermediate Group. Each week we will meet at 6 p.m. for a short (15-minute) lesson on basics of road cycling, followed by a 12-15 mile in the Upper Valley. BIG program will continue through July, with longer weekend rides also coming up to build stamina.   Starting point is River Run Plaza on Country Club Road (1/3 miles wes…

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BSS South to Mountain City and Back – 47 Miles

Saturday, Jul 22, 2017, 7:30 AM

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517 S. Lamar Blvd Austin, TX

6 Austin Cyclists Attending

This route is the standard South Austin Out-and-Back with a few stop lights and mostly flat. We will go to Buda and then just keep going to Mountain City, stop for refueling, then ride back. The ride is no drop and the pace will average 16ish mph so be sure you can maintain that ride pace. Regular bikes welcome, recumbents worshipped. Post-ride far…

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Critical Mass Houston

Friday, Jul 28, 2017, 6:45 PM

Market Square Park
301 Milam Street Houston, TX

2 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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A great ride with my daughter Natalia…@thebikemasters www.thebikemasters.com

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Five reasons to ride in Austin

by Leslie Kehmeier | dirtragmag.com

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Austin, Texas? For mountain biking? The capital of the Lone Star State isn’t usually on the radar when it comes to destinations worthy of riding. However, when you think about the food, the vibe and the Hill Country terrain, it totally makes sense. Here are five reasons that Austin should be your next mountain bike trip.
#1) The Food
Tacos, barbecue, pizza, grilled cheese and kimchi fries. No matter what your heart desires, Austin is ready to serve up something to satisfy any craving, anywhere in the city. While a good chunk of the …

Tour turnout grows

Trent Reed | theparisnews.com

Sees 1,180 cyclists, 670 volunteers involved
More than 1,180 cyclists took part in the Tour de Paris bicycle rally Saturday morning, some coming as far as Puerto Rico and Mexico.
Becky Semple, Lamar County Chamber of Commerce tourism director, said the tour has grown into a community-wide event and has been growing in participant numbers for 33 years.

Bid on Circle Drive Road/Bike Safety Improvements in Austin


UPDATED Circle Drive Road/Bike Safety Improvements
Prebid: 07/12/17 10:30 AM
Solicitation Title: UPDATED Circle Drive Road/Bike Safety Improvements
Owner Solic Number: Q1706-011-LP Status: design
Report: 7882506
Country : United States State: TX County: Travis Location: Austin
Scope: The Consultant shall provide professional engineering services to produce a preliminary schematic alternatives layout, preliminary and final Plans, Specifications, and Estimates (PS&E) documents for the Safety Improvements.
Notes: An optional …

Bullick Hollow Road/Bike Safety Improvements in Austin


UPDATED Request for Qualification – Bullick Hollow Road/Bike Safety Improvements
Prebid: 07/12/17 10:00 AM
Solicitation Title: UPDATED Request for Qualification – Bullick Hollow Road/Bike Safety Improvements
Owner Solic Number: Q1706-003-LP
Status: design
Report: 7882499
Country : United States State: TX County: Travis
Location: Austin
Scope: Professional engineering services for the road/bike safety improvements. The Consultant shall provide professional engineering services to produce a preliminary schematic alternatives layout, preliminary and final Plans, Specifications, and Estimates (“PS&E”) documents for the Project.
Notes: An optional pre-proposal conference will be held for this project on July 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., Central Standard Time, Purchasing Office Conference Room, at 700 Lavaca, Suite 800, Austin, Texas 78701. Q & A deadline: Jul 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM MDT.
Plans: From Owner. See attached file. Please note that attached files are for review purpose only.
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Sunday Morning Early Ride with ART!

Sunday, Jul 23, 2017, 8:00 AM

Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park
12138 North Lamar Boulevard Austin, TX

4 Mountain Bikers Attending

This is a social Intermediate ride! Meet in the parking lot by the swimming pool. Helmets are required along with a bike in good working order. Please arrive around 7:30. Wheels down at 8amWhile ARR membership is not required, we do encourage you to join. As an IMBA Chapter Club (International Mountain Biking Association), when you join IMBA and i…

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Mountain Bike Ride w Chris Seidle One last time!

Saturday, Aug 5, 2017, 8:00 AM

Pedernales Falls State Park
2585 Park Road 6026 Johnson City, TX

6 Mountain Bikers Attending

Chris is here for a visit and wants to show off his mad climbing skills he got in Colorado! Open to anyone who wants to ride! Chris will be leading an intermediate group and Brooke will be leading a social intermediate group as well! Wheels down at 8! We will hang out and go grab a bite to eat after the ride

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Brothers biked coast to coast

By Katie Collins | www.neagle.com

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REGION – Three brothers with one goal and two charities rode their bicycles through the Lake Region last week. While on a 3,500-bike ride, Dennis, Bobby and Raleigh Jenkins traveled from Seattle to New York City averaging 70 miles a day, rain or shine over the course of 50 plus days, driven to raise awareness and funds for two charities that they hold dear to their hearts.
The brothers’ father, Bob Jenkins started ABC Home & Commercial Services and today, each brother owns and operates a branch of the business out of Dallas, Austin and Houston Texas by offering …

HCSO: Bicycle rider dies after being struck by car in NW Harris County


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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A man on a bicycle died after he was struck by a car during a hit-and-run accident in northwest Harris County overnight.
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, it happened at about 10 p.m. Monday in the 11900 block of Veterans Memorial.
Deputies said a …

Driver on the run after bicyclist struck and killed in NW Harris Co.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Authorities are looking for a driver who fatally struck a bicyclist in northwest Harris County and then drove away late Monday night.
The crash happened on Veterans Memorial Drive near …

Architectural Design Services for the Bicycle Park Project in McAllen


SOQ – Architectural Design Services for the Bicycle Park Project
Owner Solic Number: 07-17-S40-474
Status: design Report: 7919561
Country : United States State: TX County: Hidalgo Location: McAllen
Scope: Architectural Design Services for the Bicycle Park Project but not limited to site grading, landscaping, irrigation, electrical, and structural design services.
Plans: From Owner. See outside link.
Outside Link: …

TEXAS 4000: Cyclists stop in Lincoln City

by Cassie Ruud | www.thenewsguard.com

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On what organizers call the longest annual charity bicycle ride in the world, the Texas 4000 team rolled through Lincoln City on Saturday July 15, just 43 days after departing from Austin, Texas on their way to Anchorage, Alaska.
The Texas 4000 is a journey to raise funds for cancer research. It has been in operation since 2003, sending cyclists north to Anchorage from Austen along a variety of routes.
Organizer and cyclist Sarah Nielsen said Lincoln City is …

Annual Goatneck bike race set for July 29

By Ashley Rose | www.cleburnetimesreview.com

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The Tour de Goatneck Bike Ride celebrates its 30th anniversary on July 29 when it welcomes about 2,000 riders to Cleburne.
The race, which started in 1987, begins and ends at Cleburne High School and is always held the last Saturday of July.
Originally created by members of the Cleburne Jaycees, the Goatneck is a way to raise money for local charities, including Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties, Children’s Advocacy Center of Johnson County and the …

Williamson County pledges more than $30,000 to clean air program


In the wake of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoing a bill and slashing state funding for local air quality programs, The Williamson County Commissioners Court unanimously voted Tuesday to pay more than $30,000 to the Capital Area Council of Governments’ air quality program.
In June, Abbott signed Texas’ two-year budget and slashed roughly $120 million in funding for various environmental programs in the process. About $6 million of that money was cut from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s air quality program, a portion of which was intended for CAPCOG’s Regional Air Quality Program.
CAPCOG Regional Services Director Andrew Hoekzema said Abbott vetoed the funding because it made references to bicycle use, awareness campaigns and other methods the governor …

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