Texas Bicycling News Digest November 21st 2017

Video: Bike Advocate Highlights Rules of Pedestrian, Cyclist Safety

by Angelo Vargas | www.krgv.com


EDINBURG – Edinburg police found that a cyclist who was hit by a school bus was at fault.

The accident happened near Joe Ochoa Drive and 107 last month right in front of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Edinburg police said the cyclist failed to properly cross the intersection. Police said the South Texas ISD School had the right of way. A total of seven students were on the bus at the time. The cyclist was hospitalized. Police said she will be cited.

Thousands of UTRGV students use the same intersection every day. …


Outdoor Learning Center opens bike skills park

Felicia Frazar | seguingazette.com


Mountain bike enthusiast looking to better their game, or children wanting to learn have a new place to practice.

On Saturday, the Irma Lewis Seguin Outdoor Learning Center officially opened the Seguin Mountain Bike Skills Park.

“The vision for this bike course started about 25 years ago with Irma Lewis,” Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Ron Quiros said. “It really is designed for kids so they …


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Police: Burglary suspects ran over officer’s bike while trying to flee in downtown San Antonio

By Fares Sabawi | www.mysanantonio.com


Two burglary suspects ran over a police officer’s bicycle while trying to flee in downtown San Antonio Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

The officer wasn’t injured but the bike appeared partially jammed underneath the vehicle.

Both suspects were detained. …



Cyclist alleges he was attacked by Beaumont residents’ dog

by Philip Gonzales | setexasrecord.com

BEAUMONT – A Beaumont man is seeking damages after an alleged dog attack in the city.

Earl Pittman filed a complaint on Oct. 13 in the Jefferson County District Court against Dickie Rawls and Valerie Rawls

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 15, 2015, he was riding a bicycle on Rose Lane in Beaumont when defendants’ unleashed dog chased and attacked him and in the process caused the …


Raymondville police continue hunt for hit-and-run driver

By FERNANDO DEL VALLE | www.valleymorningstar.com

RAYMONDVILLE — Police had made no arrests yesterday in the investigation into a hit-and-run accident that critically injured a cyclist.
Meanwhile, victim Ruben Serna, believed to be 56 years old, is expected to survive after the suspect’s vehicle hit him as he rode a bicycle Saturday morning, City Manager Eleazar Garcia said yesterday.
But Serna remained in critical condition at Valley Baptist Medical Center, Terri Retana, the hospital’s …


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Cyclist seriously injured by auto

By FERNANDO DEL VALLE | www.valleymorningstar.com


RAYMONDVILLE — Police are searching for the driver in a hit-and-run accident that critically injured a cyclist.
A local convenience store camera captured an image of a man who could be a person of interest in the case, Police Chief Uvaldo Zamora said yesterday.
Zamora said he is searching for the suspect whose …



Students call for bike lanes on campus

By London Gibson | dailytexanonline.com


For bikers navigating construction on campus, getting to and from class can seem a little bit like driving in rush hour on Mopac. With decreased path space corralling pedestrians and bikers into the same areas, students are suggesting that construction detours include bike lanes to organize traffic flow.

The construction on Speedway Mall takes up half of the street in one of the busiest areas of campus. With hundreds of students shuffling in-between construction barriers, bikers often have …


New to Austin’s public transit system? A Cap Metro employee will ride the bus with you

by Audrey McGlinchy | www.austinmonitor.com

Priscilla Jove, 19, sat cross-legged on a bench at a bus stop on the corner of West Oltorf Street and South Lamar Boulevard Saturday afternoon. A biology student at Austin Community College, Jove was headed out to study. She said she rides the bus because she’s not just curious about the human body – but also human behavior. …

… It’s all part of a new program called Smart Trips Austin. In April, City Council members voted to fund Smart Trips for five years at a cost of at least $900,000, most of which will be provided by Capital Metro. The program focuses resources – including staff-led biking or transit adventures and free bike and …


Riding for reading: 35th annual Turkey Roll Bicycle Rally benefits Tiny Library Project

by Sadia Saeed | ntdaily.com


The whistling wind could be heard through the spokes of the bikes, waiting silently together in a herd.

Joe Holland, the president of Denton Kiwanis Club, riled up the crowd for two more minutes before starting the rally.

The large mass of bikes slithered together like snakes as they took off, before separating into their respective trails. The steady stream of bikes made their way, staying attached until their route was spotted.

Denton Breakfast Kiwanis Club hosted its 35th annual Turkey Roll Bicycle Rally Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Church. The rally included five bicycle trails, plenty of rest stops and …


UTEP to transform campus

by Simon Williams | kfoxtv.com


EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — UTEP will host a meeting on Monday to discuss their newest campus makeover.

The university wants to make University Avenue near Hilton Garden Inn more pedestrian and bicycle friendly.

The area sees congestion on the sidewalks each morning. For most, it’s the main entrance to campus.

The project will create wider sidewalks, an additional crosswalk, new lighting, benches, shade canopies, bicycle lanes, a bicycle repair station and …


Bid on Weatherford Town Creek Trails in Weatherford

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Prebid: 11/28/17 2:00 PM
Solicitation Title: Weatherford Town Creek Trails
Owner Solic Number: 2018-002 Status: bidding Report: 8216453
Country : United States State: TX County: Parker Location: Weatherford
Scope: Provide approx one mile of 10′ wide concrete shared use path which would accommodate both bicycle and pedestrian users. New traffic signals would be installed at the intersection.
Notes: A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on November 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the City of Weatherford Transportation and Public Works offices located at 802 E. Oak Street, Weatherford, TX 76086.
Plans: From Freese and Nichols, Inc. 4055 International Plaza, Suite 200 Fort Worth, Tx 76109.
Owner Type: Public …


Leon Creek — Beginner Speed (Mountain Bike)

Saturday, Dec 2, 2017, 9:30 AM

Leon Creek Greenway – Mainland Trailhead
8198 Mainland Drive San Antonio, TX

2 Mountain Bikers Attending

We will begin at the Mainland Trailhead just off of Bandera Road and then follow the Leon Creek Greenway. This ride will be on mostly dirt trails and some paved areas. We will meet by the shelter.Distance: About 12 MilesOur speed will range from about 6 to 10 mph. I adjust the speed to try to keep the group together.Rest Breaks: About every 10 …

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McAllister(Mountain­­­ Bike)

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017, 9:30 AM

McAllister Park
13102 Jones Maltsberger Rd San Antonio, TX

1 Mountain Bikers Attending

We are going to mountain bike at McAllister park. We are doing the trails immediately around and inside the park. It should be about 2+ hours of riding.We meet at 9:30 and are riding by 9:40.Our pace will be about 6 to 10 mph.Distance: About 11Rest Breaks about every 15 to 20 minutes(Or as needed)Here is the usual message: There are smooth p…

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Leon Creek — Very Slow Ride (Mountain Bike) Wednesday Morning

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017, 9:30 AM

Leon Creek Greenway – Mainland Trailhead
8198 Mainland Drive San Antonio, TX

3 Mountain Bikers Attending

Ride for the very slow beginners.We will begin at the Mainland Trailhead just off of Bandera Road and then follow the Leon Creek Greenway.  This ride will be on mostly dirt trails and some paved areas.  We will meet by the shelter.Distance: About 10 MilesOur speed will range from about 5 to 8 mph.  I adjust the speed to try to keep the group tog…

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Night Ride McAllister(Mountain­­ Bike)

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017, 6:15 PM

McAllister Park
13102 Jones Maltsberger Rd San Antonio, TX

1 Mountain Bikers Attending

We are going to mountain bike at McAllister park. We are  doing the trails immediately around and inside the park.  It should be about  2+ hours of riding.We meet at 6:15 and are riding by 6:25.Speed:  about 8 to 12 mph. (Will mostly keep it at 10 mph.)Distance: About 10Rest Breaks about every 15 to 20 minutes(Or as needed)This is a night ride…

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Leon Creek — Beginner Speed (Mountain Bike)

Saturday, Dec 16, 2017, 9:00 AM

Leon Creek Greenway – Mainland Trailhead
8198 Mainland Drive San Antonio, TX

1 Mountain Bikers Attending

We will begin at the Mainland Trailhead just off of Bandera Road and then follow the Leon Creek Greenway.The first rest stop will be in 35 minutes and second rest stop is 20 minutes after that. The time for those first two stops is fixed and any rest stops after that are random.Our speed will range from about 6 to 10 mph.  I adjust the speed to t…

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McAllister(Mountain­­ Bike)

Saturday, Nov 25, 2017, 9:30 AM

McAllister Park
13102 Jones Maltsberger Rd San Antonio, TX

2 Mountain Bikers Attending

We are going to mountain bike at McAllister park. We are doing the trails immediately around and inside the park. It should be about 2+ hours of riding.We meet at 9:30 and are riding by 9:40.Our pace will be about 6 to 10 mph.Distance: About 11Rest Breaks about every 15 to 20 minutes(Or as needed)Here is the usual message: There are smooth p…

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Women bike across country for park lands, stop in Austin

Rebeca Trejo | www.kvue.com


AUSTIN – With the nice fall weather we are seeing, it is safe to say people are enjoying their time outdoors.

Now imagine spending four months outdoors — on a bike.

Four women are cycling across the country educating people about protecting America’s public lands.

Katie Ledermann, 22, from Minnesota, started the group “Women on Wheels for Wild Lands” as an idea among four of her friends to bike from San Francisco to South Carolina, where they will …


A bike ride to remember, locals ride to honor lives lost in road accidents

By Nicole M. Bautista | www.mysanantonio.com


San Antonians walked and rode bicycles to Hemisfair Park on Sunday to participated in the third World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.
The event, held on every third Sunday of November, strives to bring awareness to the millions of lives lost each year in roadway accidents, which are often sudden, violent and traumatic for both the victim and their family. …


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Thanksgiving Day Ride

jtlafleur | www.planobicycle.org

Mike Gacki and I will be leading the A group Thanksgiving Day ride. The ride will be starting from the Tom Thumb parking lot located at Renner and Custer aka: the POP ride start location. The pace will be tempo which will average out to be about 18.5 to 20 mph. We are thinking of doing about 45-50 miles. the weather is predicted to be good with starting temp in the mid 40’s with a light s wind.


Which area of Austin sees the highest number of bike thefts

By Sarah Rafique | kxan.com

Bike thieves target of Austin police initiative

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Jill Welch only owned her $400 bike for a month when she took it out to Zilker Park for the first time this past summer. Within hours, it was stolen.

“It was hard for me to believe that I had been (there) for two hours. It was broad daylight. It was super busy out here and that someone just took it in front of a lot of people and no one noticed,” Welch said. The Austinite’s …


Dec. 3rd ~ Sunday Streets ~ Energy Corridor ~ Eldridge Pkwy.

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Dec. 3rd ~ Sunday Streets is going to shut it down along the Energy Corridor ~ Eldridge Pkwy. Between Briar Forest and Enclave Pkwy. will see local establishments participate and a cycling promotions presence
Noon till 4pm ~ come early, stay late

Chain Reaction and Spinningobjects setup locations?
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Part 2 of the epic struggle.

by pulpwoody | www.bikemojo.com

I wonder how this saga will end….


Bicyclist injured after hitting vehicle in north Abilene

www.ktxs.com


ABILENE, Texas – A woman riding her bicycle hit a car in north Abilene at about 3 p.m. Saturday.

According to police, 29-year-old Victoria Bass was riding southbound along Judge Ely Boulevard on the sidewalk.

Police say she ..




They LOVE 40 mph head winds! #holidayramble

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Bike ride: Critical Mass

Friday, Nov 24, 2017, 7:00 PM

Market Square Park
300 Travis Street Houston, TX

5 Outdoor Adventurers Attending

We will meet at the corner of Milam and Congress on Market square across from Barnaby’s Café.Parking suggestion is City of Houston Lot “H” jury parking lot 1643 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007. There are lots ($7-$10) all over the place. Get there early to give you time to find one.Approximately 15 mile ride.From the Critical Mass Website: “Criti…

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