Texas Bicycling News Digest September 16th

Cyclist upset with slow police response after collision


An Austin cyclist is upset after she says police waited more than a month to take a report on a crash that left her injured.


by fortworthcx        www.tmbra.org

Interested in Cyclocross? FWCX has some events coming up that you need to know about!
Next Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:00, we will be having a shop talk at Colonel’s Bicycles in Fort Worth to introduce Cyclocross to all who are interested.
The following Tuesday, September 30 at 6:30, we are having a FREE CYCLOCROSS CLINIC at Gateway Park.
Every Tuesday after that, we will be racing at Gateway Park beginning at…

New ‘Cross Series Heats Up Racing’s Coolest Season


New Premier ‘Cross Series Heats Up Racing’s Coolest Season
Can you feel the days getting shorter and the Summer heat finally abating? Enter cooler Fall temperatures and cyclo-cross in all its colorful glory. Combining fierce competition and family-friendly fun, some call this the best racing season of the year; they would be absolutely correct. Small wonder that cyclo-cross is the only growing racing discipline within USA Cycling. The stars are aligning over what’s sure to be a most exciting 2014/15 season in Texas and surrounding states.
Momentum is building for the US National Elite and Master Championships returning to Texas in January after nearly a 40 year hiatus. The week prior, Texas will host its first ever UCI-sanctioned CX event in the Dallas area. Thankfully, there’s plenty of local and regional racing on the calendar to rev up your engines and fine-tune your skills.
The South is a recognized hotspot for expansion of cyclo-cross with increasing ranks of racers and a multitude of worthy venues on which to showcase their talents. While grassroots events are great for…

City Park FAST Intermediate/Advanced-Level Ride

The Austin Mountain Bikers Meetup Group

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
6:00 PM
City Park – Emma Long Motorcycle Trails
7548 Oak Shores Dr
Austin, TX 78730

Austin B-cycle adds 3 East Austin stations

By Pam LeBlanc        www.austin360.com

Look for three new bike share stations on the east side of Austin.
Austin B-cycle  installed a station at East Sixth and Pedernales streets yesterday. Two more will open today – one at East Sixth and Robert Martinez streets, and one at East Fifth and Broadway streets.
That makes a total of 45 stations for the system, which opened with 11 stations last…


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Texas Bicycle News Digest September 15th

Bike-Work Balance

Bike Noob

We finally had a taste of fall here over the weekend. It only lasted a day and a half, but the hint of the new season got me taking stock of some recent developments around here.
I’ve really cut back on my riding. The start of the new school year does that to me every year, but this time around it’s tougher. You see, in addition to being an instructor, this semester I’m also a student. I’m enrolled in a class for faculty that teaches us how to prepare a class for delivery online.
Now, you’d think for a blogger that wouldn’t be too difficult. But this class is far more rigorous than I expected. That’s good — it means we won’t take it lightly. And it’s really opened my eyes to some of the…

Camp Eagle Classic Mountain Bike Festival Results


Rocksprings, TX
Aug 31, 2014
Discipline: Cross Country
Race Date

2014 Tyler SpeedWaves(TM) Results


Tyler, TX
Sep 14, 2014
XC Men Pro/Cat 1
XC Men SS Open
XC Women 40-49 Cat 1
XC Women 0-99 Pro/Cat 1
XC Men 60-99 Cat 1
XC Men 50-59 Cat 1
XC Men 40-49 Cat 1
XC Women 19-39 Cat 1
XC Men 19-39 Cat 1
XC Men 15-18 Cat 1
XC Women 15-18 Cat 2
XC Men 15-18 Cat 2
XC Men 19-29 Cat 2
XC Women 30-39 Cat 2
XC Men 30-39 Cat 2
XC Men 40-49 Cat 2
XC Men 50-99 Cat 2
XC Women 40-99 Cat 2
XC Men 0-99 SS 2/3
XC Women 40-99 Cat 3
XC Women 15-18 Cat 3
XC Women 13-14 Cat 3
XC Women 11-12 Cat 3
XC Women 1-10 Cat 3
XC Men 40-49 Cat 3
XC Men 30-39 Cat 3
XC Men 19-29 Cat 3
XC Men 15-18 Cat 3
XC Men 13-14 Cat 3
XC Men 11-12 Cat 3
XC Men 1-10 Cat 3
XC Women 30-39 Cat 3
XC Men 50-99 Cat 3

Magical Museum Mystery Tour

Easy Riders Cycling Group

Sunday, September 21, 2014
7:00 AM
Leonard C Merrell Center
6301 S Stadium Ln
Katy, TX

GO for a Mountain Bike Ride

Performance Great Ride Series: North Houston

Sunday, September 21, 2014
8:00 AM
Meyer Park
Cypresswood Dr.
Spring, TX 77379

East End Bicycle Opera, Opens September 27 at Texas Children’s Pediatrics Ripley House


September 27, 2014 – November 30, 2014
Navigate a sonic experience travelling on two wheels. Nameless Sound and British sound artist Kaffe Matthews collaborate with East End residents, writers, musicians, children, programmers and builders on an East End Bicycle Opera. Matthews’s Sonic Bicycles are equipped with speakers reacting to GPS coordinates. Cyclists create a composition that changes depending on where they go and how they pedal. Hidden sounds will seduce cyclists to…

SW Houston Bike Ride

Ride of the Barrio

Thursday, September 25
at 7:30pm – 10:00pm in CDT
We are a ride at your own pace, fun social bicycle ride. We are just a group of people riding bicycles for fun. Roll out is at 7:30! The ride is 15-20 miles with a stop along the way. For more info 713-777-5333

Registration Available Now: BikeTexas KidsKup at Dave Boyd Huntsville Classic 2014


Registration: 12 PM
Safety clinic and racing: 2 PM
Visit the main BikeTexas KidsKup page.
Support BikeTexas KidsKup and keep this great program rolling into 2015 and beyond!
Course: All BTKK courses are designed for safety and fun, with beginner kids in mind, and are usually about 1/4 mile in length. At many events, a separate shorter course is set up for kids on…

Sunday October 5th Historic Downtown San Antonio Adventure Ride

Hill Country Bicycle Touring Club

Sunday, October 5th  Meet at 8 a.m.   Meet inside Brackenridge Park at the Hildebrand entrance.  (From 281 and Hildebrand, head east on Hildebrand toward Broadway. Take the first right turn into the park. Follow the road a few hundred feet, across the very old bridge and park near the pavilion. This is the Joske’s Pavilion.)  We will ride past the following points of interest and more.  1920’s faux bois sculptures (wood-like concrete) by Dionicio Rodriguez-1990+ faux bois by 3rd generation artist and Rodriguez’s nephew Carlos  1990+ Cortez Riverwalk New Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial San Antonio Theater district (Majestic, Empire, Aztec and the other, San Antonio?) Hay’s Street Bridge Confederate Cemetery Firefighter Cemetary Firefighter museum Work shop of Carlos Cortez (will be closed) King William Blue Star…


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Texas Bicycling News Digest September 14th

Palestine to Host Gravel Grinder Cycling Event

My East Texas

Palestine, Texas – Palestine will host its first gravel grinder cycling event on Sat.,Oct. 4. The Camino205 is a long distance adventure ride through the Piney Woods of East Texas.
According to Dave Morrow, organizer for the Camino205, “Cyclists in the upper Midwest have been putting on gravel grinder events for about 10 years. One of the most notable being the Dirty Kanza, which traverses the Flint Hills National Grasslands in Kansas and has over 1,200 riders.”
The popularity of gravel grinders is growing because…






Maverick Chain Gang

Bicycle Club of Marshall, Texas
Saturday ride time has been changed to 8:00 AM until colder weather arrives. Pass the word to all the Chain Gang!
Jim Bates, Pres., Maverick Chain Gang

Oryx cycling tour ‘elevates’ to become premier event at Fort Bliss, organizers say

By David Burge / El Paso Times

FORT BLISS >> The Oryx Challenge Bike Tour keeps getting bigger and better, organizers and participants say.
On Sunday morning, 500 cyclists participated in the fourth annual Oryx, a noncompetitive bike ride that raises money for local USO programs. That’s about 100 more cyclists than last year, organizers said.
The bike ride started and ended at the Freedom Crossing shopping center on West Fort Bliss. In the past, the USO center on East Fort Bliss served as the tour’s headquarters.
But “we’ve had such success with everything — sponsors, the…

First Meeting of the Year

Texas A&M Cycling Team

Our first meeting of the year will be Thursday, September 18th, at 8pm in REC 255. Come find out about the best team in collegiate cycling! There will be FREE LAYNE’S provided for all who attend. The meeting is mainly informational, but we will have our gear to sell and we will be collecting dues. Please come grab a bite to eat and learn more about the team! …

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Texas Bicycling News Digest September 13th

FrankenBike #44 ~RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY the 14th (101 Heights Blvd)


FrankenBike #44 ~ SUNDAY THE 14th ~ Hickory Hollow ~ in the Heights ~
Hickory Hollow Restaurant parking lot.
101 Heights Blvd. just north of Washington
Houston, TX 77007
10am till 4pm ~ Come early if you have much to setup ~ bring water, chair, Shade/cover, and bike stuff.
Lots going on this weekend: …
FrankenBike is your go to monthly swap that keeps you in Gear.
Bikes, Parts, Clothing, and Accessories.
Featuring some hand built wheel sets this month.
Come on by and make us a part of your active weekend. …

Big Views on the Road Bike in Big Bend

by Bronwen Gregory        www.afar.com

I am utterly smitten with Big Bend National Park and it’s varied, stunning landscape. In early September I headed down to get in some quiet road cycling and exploring, since the busy season (and vehicle traffic) doesn’t pick up until the October through April months. The heat can be extreme this time of year since you’re on the border of Texas and Mexico and this is a desert, but I lucked out and had some cooler weather this time around.
Two nations meet here in West Texas and the mighty Rio Grande serves as the boundary. Drastic changes in elevation lend to create an out of this world, varied micro-climate experience while you pedal through your day and you’re rewarded with vistas and…

Sunday October 5th Patriot / National Day of Service Ride

Hill Country Bicycle Touring Club

Sunday, October 5th  Meet at 8a.m. @ Brackenridge Park @ Joske’s Pavilion Celebrate Patriot Day / National Day of Service and Remembrance with an easy bicycle ride from Brackenridge Park’s Joske’s Pavilion along quiet downtown streets, through the Pearl Brewery and King William area. This is an informal celebration of Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance. All are welcome.   We will pause to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11/01 with a private tour of the San Antonio Fire Museum.  The museum is at the Central Fire Station behind the Alamo. Our tour will start around 9:30-10am.  Feel free to have non riding family members meet us there. After the tour we’ll continue riding back up to Brackenridge Park while it is still relatively cool and the streets are relatively quiet.   Bring a snack, decorate your bike and…

Lake Areas Need Improvements

by Bill Cullins               Team San Angelo

Read through the city’s Lake Nasworthy Master Plan and you’ll notice that biking, hiking, running and walking are described as the most popular non-motorized recreational activities that take place in the areas surrounding the lake.
The park areas, open space and roads around Nasworthy provide an almost-perfect venue for outdoor fitness activities (we’ll get to the “almost” part later).
Lakeside areas such as the swim beach (Mary E Lee Park), the KOA loop, Spring Creek Park and Middle Concho Park are all used extensively by cyclists, hikers, runners and walkers. The lake parks also serve as starting points for cyclists and…

Biker’s June death ruled accidental drug overdose

By Julie Fancher        thescoopblog.dallasnews.com

The cause of death of a mountain biker whose body was found in Flower Mound in June has been ruled an accident, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner.
Wesley Hixson, 30, of Roanoke died of a drug overdose, the medical examiner said.
Hixson became separated from his riding partners on a bike trail near Grapevine Lake in June. The…

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