By Eileen Pace tpr.org
Some San Antonio commuters load their bikes onto VIA bus racks. But now, if they don’t need their bikes at the other end, there’s an option — VIA’s new ‘Bike Lids.’
Here at San Antonio’s Medical Center Transit Station, VIA’s Abigail Rodriguez shows off the newest pilot program for commuters who ride their bikes to the bus stop but don’t want to take them to work.
Perhaps there’s no place at work to store a bicycle. Or perhaps the bus drops the rider off so close to their destination that the bike won’t be needed. Enter the Bike Lid, covered parking for your bike. You can’t …
Riding the anthills bike trails in Houston, TX on June 29,2013. I rode west from Wilcrest Drive to Hwy 6, and back, a total of 11 miles. You don’t see the really technical parts of the trail because I either avoided them or walked my …
Bid Date & Time: 2/05/15 2:00 PM
Prebid: 01/29/15 2:00
Est. Low Value: $3,396,209
Est. High Value: $3,396,209
Project consists of a five (5) mile hike and bike trail. Work includes: demolition of existing 4′ walks; tree protection; irrigation system salvage; clearing and grubbing for trail alignment (30′ trail corridor); erosion control; fence removal; paving (gravel) removal; grading; concrete curb & gutter; retaining wall; concrete drainage culvert (3’x5′); landscape boulders; trailhead concrete paving (5″ thick concrete w/ 6″ lime base and excavation); trailhead limestone paving; trailhead bicycle rack; trailhead trash receptacle; trailhead informative signage; trailhead fence; precast concrete pavers; pedestrian crosswalk …
It’s getting easier all the time to roll around Brownsville–the city is installing bike repair stations, bike corrals, and new bike racks.
At the last CycloBia Brownsville in December, over 400 people stopped by BikeTexas tent to learn how to use the new bike racks and repair stations. BikeTexas has worked closely with Brownsville city staff to get these new …
By Andrew Hood velonews.competitor.com
Lawson Craddock (Giant-Alpecin) is heading home following three nights in an Australian hospital recovering from a harrowing crash in stage 4 at the Santos Tour Down Under.
The 22-year-old Texan crashed heavily Friday in the early kilometers of the stage, just as the peloton was picking up speed and coming over some rollers as the day’s main breakaway was forming.
In a freak accident, Craddock evidently punctured his front tire, then bounded into a drainage ditch, with his front wheel collapsing, sending him catapulting over his handlebars. One rider who saw the crash said, “It …
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Since my last ride on the 18th I have suffered fever, chills, coughing, bronchitis, antibiotic medicine and cold weather. All of this has kept me off my bike needless to say. I am starting to recover and went for a ride today to test my condition. Coughing from time to time meant my bronchitis is not over yet but I can tolerate. January has not been kind to me and my wife this year. Whatever I had she had it times two.
Anticipating today’s great weather yesterday I worked my the Stradalli RP-14 road bike. I waxed the chain and installed a new 34T front chainring. With over 5400 miles on the bike/chain ring I figured the 34T ring must be worn. It wasn’t drastic but the valleys between the teeth looked wider than the new one. I previously replaced the rear cassette and chain. I want to keep the drive train components around similar mileage. I am still waiting to put new tires on. The current ones are still performing well. No flats.
The weather was too good to not ride today. 81 degrees when i got back at 3:00, clear blue sky and no wind to speak of. Tomorrow is supposed to repeat as well as Thursday. I plan on biking tomorrow but Thursday is iffy because I take my wife to the oncologist.
I wanted to ride to the north but chose the Atascocita – Walden – Huffman route in case I needed to cut the ride short for some reason. The New Caney – Gene Campbell Road route doesn’t have any options to shorten the ride once I get to New Caney. It was great getting out of the house and in the sun.
My wardrobe selection was probably overdone considering how warm it was: shorts, long sleeve jersey and a jacket. I was comfortable and with my coughing it was better to be warm than chilly.
The ladies at the Huffman Chevron asked where I had been. I said the cold weather was too much for me.
Today’s ride was 32.09 miles long. Reaching my goal for the month is now impossible unless I ride a century or two by the end of the month. This is not likely with the weather turning chilly and wet again on Friday. So far I biked 106.03 miles this month. If I can ride 30+ tomorrow I can cut my losses to less than 200 miles for the month.
Average speed was 14.3 mph falling to 14.1 mph at the end of the ride. I did not try to push a big gear in fear of starting a coughing spasm. Slow and steady is the goal for now. The Golden Cheetah program and Garmin Connect are in agreement on most of the ride metrics. I will show Garmin Connect for now.
RidewithGPS map, charts and metrics.
By Jacob McAdams www.yourhoustonnews.com
The annual Bike Ride through the Forest and Hills brought in numerous cyclists, some of which experienced the beauty of Coldspring and challenge of the ride for the first time on Jan. 24.
The Bike Ride is a path no greater than 46 miles in length that takes bikers all around Coldspring.
The Kingwood Fillies, the drill team of Kingwood High School, host the bike ride every January. The proceeds …
A woman has been arrested for allegedly hitting a bicyclist in Central Austin with her car while intoxicated — leaving the man seriously injured.
According to the arrest affidavit, Lauren Gamberger, 30, is charged with intoxication assault, a third degree felony.
It happened early Saturday morning at around 5:30 a.m. at the intersection of North Lamar Boulevard and Koenig Lane.
Court documents say Gamberger told police she did not see the cyclist until he was on the hood of her car.
Police say Gamberger was crying when she spoke to officers at the scene and was emitting an odor of an alcoholic beverage. She told police she was driving back from her brother’s house where she …
With today’s temperature high predicted to be somewhere in the 70s, I thought this would be a mighty fine day to go roll my wheels with the Indian Ghosts who haunt Arlington’s Village Creek Natural Historical Area.
The trouble with that plan became …
by Mathew Richards inforney.com
FORNEY, Texas — On January 23, 2015, a Kaufman County grand jury indicted a Forney woman for a May 2014 hit-and-run accident involving a bicyclist on a U.S. Highway 80 service road.
The grand jury indicted Melida Nava of Forney, Texas, on one count of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony.
On May 30, 2014, at approximately 8:21 p.m., Nava was allegedly driving westbound on the north service road of U.S. Highway 80 when she struck Barry Richardson of Mesquite, Texas. Richardson was riding a bicycle and …
By Victor Cordero, Velo Paso www.biketexas.org
Friday morning, January 16, 32° F (FREEZING!), 5:30 AM wakeup call, up and at ‘em!
Warmth & excitement flowed through my veins as we prepared for El Paso’s 2nd Ride for Reading event, in which almost 30 riders participated. Most of the riders were local, plus we had some spectacular out of town guests, including action sports writer and photographer Devon Balet from Montrose, Colorado, and professional mountain bike racers Katie Holden from Seattle, WA, and Dejay Birtch of Tucson, AZ.
Ride for Reading provides a way for donated books to be delivered to low-income elementary schools BY BICYCLE–promoting a …
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We’ve been enjoying the newly-striped roads in our immediate area. As I’ve mentioned before, in some places there are parking lanes for cars, with bike lanes next to them. The bike lanes are fairly wide, which squeezes moving cars a bit, but has the effect of slowing them down — theoretically.
But I still see cars that follow bikes to an intersection, pass them, and then cut them off to make a right turn. My friend Maggie said she nearly followed a woman into a parking lot to yell at her about it. Maggie is better at controlling her temper than some, and thought …
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