by Clair Melton outdooraustin.com
A zigzagging course is taped off in a local park. Pop-up canopies displaying the names of bike shops and teams and brands are clustered in one area, and–even though it’s mid-morning–some folks are drinking beer. Spectators of all ages are scattered along the course, with a large crowd up under the trees and canopies, seeking shade on another hot Austin day. An announcer says something about a “pineapple hand-up,” compliments a racer on a less-than-smooth negotiation of a pair of barriers, thanks a local bike shop for their contribution to the event, and reminds those in attendance that the “Under 10? race is coming up. The sense of camaraderie is palpable. And in…
by mac_encheeze forums.mtbr.com
I was watching some videos on youtube that were taken at The Anthills and Memorial park area, and in the ones that didn’t have music in them, I noticed that the person would every once in a while yell out “Rider!”. It seemed like they would do it around blind corners mostly, but I wouldn’t see anyone. So I figured maybe they were just doing it as a precaution.
So just exactly as to when should you announce yourself? For right now I plan on riding the Armand Bayou park trails since I live in Pasadena, but do… (several replies)
University receives grant to promote safety to children, students
The St. Mary’s University Student Health Center and Office of Residence Life want to help ensure the well-being of children and students by giving away bicycle helmets.
Through a grant from the Texas Medical Association and the Texas Academy of Family Practice, the “Rattlers Have Heart” organization will distribute and properly size 150 helmets to children at Boo Bash on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 6-9 p.m.
Boo Bash is an evening for local children and their families to trick-or-treat on campus and participate in other Halloween festivities. The 27th annual event, for children age 14 and under with…
Dero is proud to support the dream bike rooms of two nonprofits: BikeTexas opts for an outdoor “bike room” for events around the State of Texas, while Green Building Alliance will renovate its indoor bike room at its Pittsburgh office.
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) October 21, 2014
Dero is proud to support the dream bike rooms of two nonprofits: BikeTexas opts for an outdoor “bike room” for events around the State of Texas, while Green Building Alliance (GBA) will create its indoor bike room at its Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office.
Earlier this year, BikeTexas and GBA entered the Dero Dream Bike Room Pinterest contest to win $7,500 in Dero products, plus $1,000 to decorate the winner’s dream bike room. In May 2014, BikeTexas was declared the winner via public online voting. While working on layouts and logistics, Dero and BikeTexas realized that an indoor bike room would not meet this bicycle advocacy organization’s needs. BikeTexas envisioned an outdoor “bike room” that would support its many events. Dero generously donated Dero Event Racks to BikeTexas, which will…
By LESLIE BARKER www.dallasnews.com
Chauncey Deller, 29, swam four years in high school, started doing triathlons, and joined the track and cross country teams at the University of Texas at Tyler.
“I love the rhythm of sports,” says Chauncey, who lives in Dallas and works in recreation management. “When everything is in sync, there is no greater feeling. I don’t wear headphones because I would rather hear my breathing and be present in the action with my thoughts.”
Typical week of workouts: …
By Pam LeBlanc fitness.blog.austin360.com
You might recognize the bike, which we’ve long called The Cheeto. For the last six or seven years I’ve been pedaling it all over Austin. My husband Chris built it up from parts, and it’s served me well in getting me to work and home most days.
But now that my husband has converted it to an electric bike, it’s a lot easier riding up hills.
I blame Rocket Electrics, an Austin bike shop that sells purpose-built electric bikes. After years of scoffing at people who rode e-bikes, this summer I borrowed a very fancy electric one from the shop. I immediately fell in love.
Suddenly I could zip home without breaking a sweat (or a bad sweat) on an August afternoon, but I…
by Bill Cullens Team San Angelo
If you live in the San Angelo area and want to compete in cycling races, be prepared to travel out of town to find events.
Our city is experiencing a severe drought as relates to road and mountain bike racing.
With the exception of the upcoming 6-Hour Dinosaur mountain bike event and the small time trials put on by the local cycling club, there hasn’t been an organized road or mountain bike race in San Angelo since the Red Bluff Mountain Bike Challenge took place in October of 2009.
It wasn’t always this way. During the 80s, 90s and as recently as the mid 2000s San Angelo was a hotspot for bicycle racing.
Our community hosted the Texas road cycling state championship event twice (1997 and 1998) with bike racers from…
New Events Added to Texbiker.net Calendar