by Mike Albanese starlocalmedia.com
Bicycle and pedestrian projects across 25 cities and seven counties in the Dallas-Fort Worth area received a $38.2 million boost from the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) on Thursday.
The RTC allocated the funding to 33 projects as part of its Transportation Alternatives Program project selection. With local entities contributing more than $40 million toward the projects, over $78 million will be invested in active transportation enhancements as a result of the funding awards, improving bicycle and pedestrian facilities in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Hunt, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties.
More than 46 miles of sidewalks, trails and on-street bikeways will be constructed, as well as…
By Rebecca Elliott www.chron.com
The driver of a school bus has been charged in Wednesday’s hit-and-run accident that killed a bicyclist in southeast Houston.
Phyllis Ann Booker, 54, a driver for First Student Bus Company, was arrested Wednesday afternoon, the Houston Police Department said in a statement Thursday morning.
On Wednesday morning, a yellow school bus killed Bobby Brooks, 56, as it was turning through a…
In honor of missing and exploited children, Denton County will conduct the inaugural Texas Ride for Missing Children on Friday.
The Texas Regional Office of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is conducting the Ride for Missing Children, a 100-kilometer bike ride in Denton County to begin at 8 a.m. at Lifetime Fitness, 3100 Churchhill Drive, in Flower Mound.
According to a news release by the Denton County Sheriff’s Office, the 62-mile ride will not only honor children missing or exploited but raise funds for prevention and education programs that help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation.
After stops at Liberty Elementary School and McKamy Middle School in Flower Mound and Central Elementary School and DeLay Middle School in Lewsiville, participants will be…
SCCCC: Baylor University Hosts Conference Championships – Ben Cork
Baylor University hosted the SCCCC Conference Championships in Cameron Park this past weekend. Waco, TX saw cooler temperatures with substantial amounts of rainfall Friday evening to Saturday morning. The most technical STXC of the year was changed to a flowier, less dangerous course to preserve riders’ safety. Men’s C started off the day with mud-infested derailleurs. Temperatures rose and ruts began to form for the later races. Michelle Vekasy (TAMU) showed the Women’s A field how to conquer the slick terrain while Luke Allen, Sam Croft, and Tony Baca (MSU) swept the Men’s A podium in fashion.
Saturday night consisted of a team relay that doubled as a costume crit. Each rider was responsible for racing two .5-mile loops. Points and candy were awarded to best…
DALLAS (BRAIN) — Hans Johnsen Company has recently added eight new product lines to its offerings, the Texas-based distributor announced Thursday.
The new brands are: Button Hole chamois cream, Fixit Sticks, Jet Black trainers, K-Edge products, Kinetic trainers, Lights & Motion lighting systems, Velowurks, and Vittoria Helmets.
Most of these products are…
As you can probably tell, I’ve been really stoked on what Chumba is doing here in Austin, Texas. During MTB season earlier this year, I caught up with Vince, who was riding the first prototype Ursa 29+ MTBs. At the time, Chumba’s production was in Oregon, but in recent months, they’ve moved all production in house, using USA-made tubing…
By Mark Sullivan Another Week in Texas
Thursday October 16, 2014, 50 miles (80 km) – Total so far: 404 miles (650 km)
Another great week of riding has ended. It started with hard, long days of terrible weather, and then ended with 3 perfect bicycling days. Today was the best day so far and the pictures will tell the story.
October 16, Noah Webster’s birthday, is World Dictionary Day. What better time to kick back and take a look at some of the words that are bandied about by bicycle advocates and people who ride bikes?
Bike Corral: a set of bike racks protected by curbs or other barricades. Frequently installed over one on-street car parking spot.
Cycletrack: also known as a protected bike lane or a separated bike lane. A bicycle-only lane that has some separation from traffic beyond just a stripe of paint (e.g., bollards, planters, parked cars, a curb, etc.). Can be one-way or two-way.
Modal split: also called mode share, mode split, or modal share. The percentage of travelers using a particular mode of transportation. For example, in the…
by Tim www.brothersbikeride.com
What a beautiful way to finish L4. I have posted pictures of some of our vistas on today’s ride. We all agreed this was one of the prettiest rides of the whole trip. It did nothing to diminish our appreciation of the State of Texas.
I was also impressed with the town of Round Top where we stayed last night. We stayed in the Round Top Inn, a B&B in several 18th century homes and a cigar making one room factory building that have been renovated into modern hotel rooms. Kudos to the owner and staff.
We are already talking about L5. Can’t wait to do some…
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