Texas Bicycling News November 30th 2016

Zevlin hires Tim Jackson for PR and marketing

by BRAIN Staff


DALLAS (BRAIN) — Zevlin, a Dallas-based manufacturer of custom and non-custom handlebar tape, as well as cycling skincare productshas hired industry veteran Tim Jackson to provide PR and marketing support.
“We’re really excited to have Tim on board to assist in all areas of marketing and growth. His …

Man Steals Bicycle While Central Tac are Investigating an Unrelated Crime in Downtown Area


Officers of the El Paso Police Department’s Central Regional Command Center’s Tactical unit have arrested and charged a mane with Theft Over $100 and Under $750 and Evading Arrest or Detention …

NWCC’s silent ride honors fallen friend

By Pete Radowick


The Northwest Cycle Club in Houston has many fine traditions, but none is more poignant than the annual Ride of Silence that takes place on the last Saturday in November.
Ride of Silence pays reverence to the late Stafford Campbell, who was broadsided by a motorist on November 28, 2009, during a routine Saturday morning ride. Stafford, 68, was …

Spandex Not Required

by Basden Clark


Meet Basden Clark, a full time mechanic at Local Hub. Basden started in the bike industry on the sales floor a few years ago. We saw a lot of potential in him in the service department and asked him to join our team of bike experts. You may still see him on the sales floor because he just really loves getting people on great bikes. Basden doesn’t own a car and is a daily bicycle commuter. Through trials and tribulations, he has figured out a way to outfit his bikes to be able go anywhere and carry a lot of stuff with him. He doesn’t believe every bike is made …

Sustainability Efforts By Texas Tech University’s Transportation and Parking Services (Part 2)

by Breanna McKercher, Susan Gillette, Kylie Naughton, and Eric Crouch


Did you know that Texas Tech was the first university in Texas to receive a Bicycle Friendly Campus Designation from the League of American Bicyclists? We spoke with Eric Crouch, Managing Director of Texas Tech University Transportation and Parking Services (TPS) who told us about the sustainability efforts TPS is implementing throughout campus.
TPS has implemented a bicycle friendly campus by engineering streets in consideration of bicyclists and …

Cyclists take long last ride to honor Central Texas accident victim

By Erin Zeller and Julie Hays


HUBBARD, Texas (KWTX) More than 50 cyclists Wednesday rode the route that well-known Central Texas cyclist Missy Hardeman was following when she was struck and killed last week.
The 20-mile ride, organized through a Facebook group called “One Last Ride for Missy,” paid tribute to a woman that organizer Logan DeBorde described as “a pillar in the cycling community.”
“We wanted to honor Missy, honor her life and the impact she …

Meet Our New Communications Manager



Name: Ivan Fuentes
Age: 32
Title: Communications Manager
Ivan Fuentes joined BikeHouston in October as our communications manager. We talked to Ivan about his new job and what he wants you to know about cycling in Houston.
After a 10-year career in finance, what prompted you to take a job with a nonprofit?
I was always curious about BikeHouston. When this position came available, I saw an opportunity to bring some new ideas and help Houston grow into a more bike-centric city. I have been in the social cycling community for some time now. I am so excited to have the …

A Word From Our Director



December is the season of lights: Christmas candles, Hannukah menorah, Diwali lamps, Kwanzaa candles — all holidays of light celebrated near the winter solstice, the darkest days of the year in the northern hemisphere.
In this season BikeHouston will stage an annual give-away of bicycle lights for people riding in the dark darkly. On Wednesday, December 7th, BikeHouston staff and volunteers will disperse across the …

RIDE SCHEDULE December 2016

Georgetown Cyclopaths


RIDE SCHEDULE – December 2016Short RidesLong Rides
DayDateTimeMeet atMilesMapMilesMap
Saturday12/3/20169:00 AM Dale’s Essenhaus Restaurant in Walburg28 milesWA541 miles WA9
Sunday12/4/20161:30 PM Berry Springs Park34 miles B47
Saturday12/10/20169:00 AM Catholic Church in Andice35 milesA348 miles A4
Sunday12/11/20161:30 PM Berry Springs Park35 miles B23
Saturday12/17/20169:00 AMGravel Parking Lot in Weir27 miles WE233 miles WE11
Sunday12/18/20161:30 PM Berry Springs Park35 miles B24
Saturday12/24/20169:00 AM Berry Springs Park31 miles B940 miles B6
Sunday12/25/20161:30 PM Berry Springs Park36 miles B56

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Abilene Christian University student dies in bicycle accident

By: Andrew McMillan


ABILENE, Texas – An Abilene Christian University student was killed in a crash at the intersection of Ambler Avenue and Judge Ely Boulevard late Wednesday night.
According to a news release from the Abilene Police Department, 21-year-old Casey Ellis of Connecticut was riding her bicycle and entered the intersection without …

Volunteers restore and develop trail area near Cameron Park



Volunteers restoring the rugged land west of Cameron Park have grappled with graffiti, broken beer bottles, rubble piles and discarded syringes.
But their biggest foe is green and lush: an invasive ornamental shrub known as ligustrum.
The Waco Bicycle Club is heading the …

Sharing of bikes, cars about to increase in Houston

By Dug Begley


Houston officials have urged drivers to share the road for bicycle safety for months, and now are poised to give folks more options to share bikes and share automobiles so maybe fewer drivers take to the road.
City Council on Wednesday is scheduled to approve the next step of a plan to more than double the Houston B-Cycle program, a $4.7 million effort to add bike sharing stations and cycles in the Texas Medical Center, Museum District and on the campuses of the University of Houston and Texas Southern University.
Pending approval of a contract by City Council — B-Cycle operates the …

PRD – Funding Agreement with Buffalo Bayou Partnership for the Buffalo Bayou Heritage Corridor Hike & Bike Trail


Meeting Date: 11/30/2016
District H
Item Creation Date: 11/3/2016
ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Interlocal Funding Agreement between the City of Houston and BUFFALO BAYOU PARTNERSHIP for the Buffalo Bayou Heritage Corridor Hike & Bike Trail – DISTRICT H – CISNEROS

On June 13, 2001, City Council approved Resolution 2001-28 authorizing the nomination of the Buffalo Bayou Heritage Corridor (the Project) for funding consideration in the statewide Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP) administered by Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT). The project was selected for funding, but in 2014 it was withdrawn from the program due to multiple unforeseen delays. TxDOT continued to develop plans and specifications and has worked with Buffalo Bayou Partnership to …

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Cyclists to pay tribute to Central Texas accident victim

By Julie Hays


HUBBARD, Texas (KWTX) More than 50 cyclists plan to ride the route that well-known Central Texas cyclist Missy Hardeman was following when she was struck and killed last week.
Hardeman, 34, was riding her bicycle west on FM 709 just off Highway 31 near Dawson at around 5:30 p.m. last Wednesday when she was struck by a pickup driven by …

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Brays Bayou Greenway Trail Detour


Between Brompton Rd. and Greenbriar Dr.
November 2016 to spring 2017

Due to ongoing channel widening by Harris County Flood Control District, a trail detour is in place along the …

Missy Hardeman 1982-2016

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Holiday events abound in Pearland-Friendswood area

By Allen Jones


Tour de Lites Family Bicycle Ride
What: Ride features more than an hour of Christmas cheer.
Where: Pavilion in Independence Park, 3919 Liberty Drive in Pearland.
When: 6-9 p.m.
Details: Ride begins at 7 p.m. at the pavilion and travels at a leisurely pace for 6 to 8 miles through Green Tee Subdivision to view Christmas lights and back to the park for hot chocolate and cookies. Event also include bike decorating contest, with check-in by 6 p.m. A hayride will be available for those who cannot ride a bicycle – limited to 60. Preregistration is required for the hayride. …

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Another great weekend for GHORBA members!

Greater Houston Off-Road Biking Association


What a great holiday weekend. Here’s a recap:
Cypress Creek had a group ride with a great turnout. Inspired by REI’s #optoutside campaign, we spent most of the day riding. Here’s a video (link is external)of the crew riding one of their new berms.
Saturday: …

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