Texas Bicycling News November 21st

Video Premiere: Fr512 Diggers with Attitude


The “Diggers with Attitude” and “Builder” screening. More popular than Matt Damon and James Bond combined!

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The post below is where I found the video above

Must watch – Central Texas trail building scene – Austin, TX – Diggers with Attitude

by trailbrain        forums.mtbr.com

If you are an Austin local or central Texas rider these are just some of the folks building our scene for the love of riding. Mountain bikers build because they want more to ride and want to progress as riders. This is not one riders story. It is a story for all of us as a mountain bike community. Cheers to …

51st Gets a Bike Lane to the Trail! (Oh, and I hear we’re gold, eh?)

Austin on a Bike        austinonabike.com

The word on the street, and I hope to confirm this myself with pics soon, is that 51st Street is now striped with our long-awaited bike lanes, buffered at that, from 51st & Springdale all the way over to 183. Perhaps that section between Springdale and Manor, too?
I’ll report back.
In other news you’ve already heard about, likely, Austin was conferred a “Gold” status this past week, as doled out by the League of American Bicyclists. Overall, Texas ranks #30 in the county, with 7 “bicycle friendly” communities.
In a Statesman article on the subject, Pam LeBlanc writes that “Mercedes Feris, executive director of Bike Austin, points to the city’s more than 250 miles of bike lanes, including 30 miles of protected and buffered bike lanes, as reasons for the city’s new high ranking.”
It’s funny, because I was chatting recently with a local bike shop owner …

Upcoming Bike Austin Rides

BikeAustin        www.austincycling.org

11/23 (Mon)     9:00am     B-2     47 mi
+ Pflugerville Pflats
11/24 (Tue)     8:00am     B-2     48 mi
+ 10 AM START-Tour De Southern Walnut Creek Trail
11/24 (Tue)     10:00am     D-2     20 mi
+ Some Grateful Hills (later Start)
11/26 (Thu)     8:30am     A-4     23 mi
+ Good Luck-Coupland-8 Point-Elgin Loop—
11/27 (Fri)     9:00am     B-2     52 mi
+ Taking Buda To The Mountain
11/28 (Sat)     8:00am     B-2     47 mi
+ Major Taylor Historic East Side Bike Tour
11/28 (Sat)     9:00am     E-4     6 mi
+ Family Fun Ride, Cedar Park
11/29 (Sun)     3:00pm     E-1     5 mi
+ Jones Hill Climb
11/30 (Mon)     9:00am     B-2     45 mi
+ Volente Popsicle …

Critical Mass Houston

Friday, Nov 27, 2015, 6:30 PM

Market Square Park
301 Milam Street Houston, TX

8 Houston Cycling Members Attending

The Houston Critical Mass is a bicycling event held on the last Friday of every month. We meet up at Market Square Park in downtown Houston around 6:30pm.Go to the Critical Mass Houston website to get all the ride info.  This is a must before you ride.  Lots of good info about the ride.http://www.criticalmasshouston.com/also:Critical Mass Houst…

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“The even bigger” Big Ring Challenge – Double Lake Marathon Race


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Midwestern State University Cycling Team

Max after spending significant time with 13 mols of lactate in her blood. Another great VO2 Max test!

Hutto Awarded CAMPO TAP Grant


The City of Hutto has been awarded a CAMPO Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant to help fund the design and construction of a sidewalk along Limmer Loop from FM 1660 North to Cottonwood Creek Elementary. In addition to being a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) initiative, the project will connect to the Hike & Bike Trail currently planned for FM 1660 North, providing safe transportation for both pedestrians and cyclists.
The project brings greater connectivity to schools and neighborhoods with …

Waxahachie Biking Club

This is new route for tomorrows ride. We ride at 7am, meet at Cardiology building, 1305 W. jefferson in Waxahachie. Ave pace will be 12mph. See ya there!!

Pre-Turkey Ride

Thursday, Nov 26, 2015, 7:45 AM

River Run Plaza
1071 Country Club Rd El Paso, TX

2 Cyclists Attending

Build that appetite! Meet at 7:45, leave at 8 from River Run Plaza. Ride to McNutt, Airport, Border Crossing out and back, then Strauss Road out and back. Return via Artcraft and Westside Drive. Faster riders can go all out on the out-and-backs; slower riders can turn around earlier then re-group. 33 miles, 18-22 mph. If you want to skip Strauss Ro…

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Race to the Bottom: USAC faces new challenger

By Caley Fretz        velonews.competitor.com

Alex Montoya organizes bike races for a living. They’re small events that look a whole lot like most people’s first race — a few hundred locals lining up on a weeknight, points or prestige taking a backseat to the thrill of a start gun and the joy of post-race stories.
Montoya, 25, put on 40 of these races in 2015, trying to earn with volume what he can’t from margins. Daily USA Cycling permits range from $100 to $700, depending on race size, and insurance costs $3.60 per person. Montoya’s entry fees are just $20. Shrink the margins and he suffers. Shrink them too much and the races die. There’s no way around it. And though Montoya promotes races only within his home state of Texas, his challenges are familiar to …

Bike Friendly Richardson Presents: Black Friday Ride #7


It’s that time of year again. It’s the time to AVOID all the big crowds at the shopping mall, work off that Thanksgiving dinner and have a fun ride around town.
You are invited to attend Bike Friendly Richardson‘s SEVENTH (that’s right, 7th) annual Black Friday Ride. Started seven years ago as the inaugural ride that launched Bike Friendly Richardson (which makes us 6 years old), the Black Friday Ride gives folks an alternative way to kick off the holiday season. This is a …

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Now Back To Regularly Scheduled Cycling – Humble, TX to Liberty, TX


After spending the past 12 days NOT cycling, it felt good to wake up this morning knowing that I would once again find myself back on the road. Yes, last week was a fantastic week. And yes, I miss Cuba, and Marleah, and perhaps the rum. But getting back on the bike would be a good way to take my mind off such things.
Thanks to Robin and Sheila!
That said, today did not pan out the way I would’ve liked. At all. No, nothing terrible happened. There were no mechanical issues. No close encounters with vehicles. But there was rain. A lot of rain. Not when I …

Texas Cyclocross Project


Texas CX Project founder and champion Rolando tells the crowd a few stats from the program at tonight’s ATX Cup end of series awards and party.

Georgetown Cyclocross Festival


Plano joins list of nation’s best bicycle-friendly communities

By TOMMY CUMMINGS        www.dallasnews.com

Cyclists begin their biking tour of Plano at the rear of a shopping center on Coit Rd in Plano. The city was one of 54 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Community members. Richardson was chosen to the group in June.
If anyone can speak to the emergence of Plano as a bicycle-friendly community, it’s resident David Jones.
“It’s really on the move in Plano,” Jones said.
Plano recently was recognized with a bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community award, joining 371 communities in all 50 states that have been given the award.
The city was one of …

Optum overhauls women’s roster for 2016

By Spencer Powlison        velonews.competitor.com

The Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies women’s squad will look quite different in 2016 as the American pro team will feature all new riders, except one: Jasmin Glaesser. Otherwise, the orange-and-black team brings on nine new riders, including notables such as Emma White, a two-time silver medalist in the junior races at Richmond worlds, and cyclocross talent Elle Anderson.
“It has always been a dream of mine to race for this team,” said White. “I couldn’t be more excited to be …

… Hannah Ross, Wichita Falls, Texas …

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Cousins from Burnet pedal with power to impact Texas mountain bike race


Jeffrey Stroh, 16, and his cousin, Dylan Stroh, 13, have taken their love of riding bikes and turned it into a powerful impact on Texas’
competitive mountain bike race scene.
Both boys traveled to different courses around the Lone Star State from September through November, trying to earn the most cumulative points as
they raced through rough terrain of rock and hills at distances of …

Tuesday: Intermediate/Advanced Mountain Bike Ride at the Ant Hills

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015, 6:15 PM

15200 Memorial Dr
15200 Memorial Dr Houston, Te

1 Houston Cycling Members Attending

This will be a medium to fast pace ride through the Ant Hills of Hershey Park! Bring WATER, spare tube/tire, snacks, etc…Helmets required. Call if you are going to be late so we can wait for you. Wheels rolling by 6:30! See you there

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11/21 & 11/22 Rides: Triple Bs followed by the party! Red Horn!

by Thomas        steinerranchcycling.com

aturday we have our club party at 1 at the Steiner Ranch clubhouse by the lake! I think that the Triple Bs is a great ride to hopefully bring most of the club out and riding together before the party. There will likely be groups doing 50 miles and others doing more (maybe even some doing less). I really hope everyone comes out for the ride… and most importantly the …

Christmas Party 2015

Texoma Cycling Club        texoma.cc

Next Monthly Meeting

West Texas Cycling Association        www.bikewtca.org

Date: December 14, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Host: TBA
Where:     Lubbock, TX

This Week’s Activities

Fort Worth Bicycling Association         www.fwbaclub.org

Burleson and Beyond
Thursday, November 19, 2015 9:00 am
Burleson: Commerce Street

Rusty Chain Gang Romp
Thursday, November 19, 2015 9:00 am
Benbrook: YMCA

Joe Pool Lake Marina
Saturday, November 21, 2015 8:00 am
Joe Pool Lake Lynn Creek Marina

Revolver Rustic Rambler’s Revelry
Saturday, November 21, 2015 8:30 am
Granbury – Revolver Brewery

Ft Worth Parade of Lights
Sunday, November 22, 2015 3:30 pm
Fort Worth: First United Methodist Church

The Rusty Chain Gang Ramble
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 9:00 am
Ft Worth: Christ Lutheran Church

PBA Bike Build for Bikes4Kids

Plano Bicycle Association        www.planobicycle.org

Save this date
December 5, 2015 in the evening
It’s a blast, and it includes pizza and beer
(no mechanical skills required – Just as Lori!) …

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