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January 15th Texas Bicycling Daily News Roundup

Who’s Legal In Austin Bike Lanes?
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Some Austin bike lanes are becoming a battleground between cyclists and pedestrians.
Streets, like Shoal Creek, can have joggers and walkers invading the space stripped for bikers.
Whether it’s on tennis shoes or tires, where the rubber meets the road matters in Austin.
“About 30 miles a day, on average,” said Gary Obernolte spends a big chunk of his day on two wheels. He says Austin’s bike lanes make the city safer, except when pedestrians invade this space.
“Shoal Creek you see it more often, mainly the runners are in the bike path,” said Obernolte.
And cyclists say injuries are inevitable.
“Cyclists are traveling close to 20 miles per hour in a bike lane. You could nick them or hit them if they’re…


Good vibrations for Craddock at Giant-Shimano
By: José Been        www.cyclingnews.com

American neo-professional looks ahead to 2014

Lawson Craddock is one of five new riders at Team Giant-Shimano for 2014. The American signed a contract after top ten finishes at the Tour of California and the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, although the then-Argos-Shimano team management had already scouted him before those results came about.

“I talked to [general manager] Iwan [Spekenbrink] as early as March 2013. I felt really good vibrations from the team. It was the right fit. This really was a no-brainer to me. This team can help me become the best cyclist I can possibly be,” Craddock told Cyclingnews at the Giant-Shimano team launch in Lelystad, the Netherlands.

The 21-year old Craddock comes from Texas and is proud to be born and…


Bike & Build


Overview:
Following hurricane Katrina’s devastating impact on the Gulf Coast in 2005, Bike & Build re-routed Southern U.S. in 2006 to join the ongoing rebuilding effort in the Gulf Coast. The second week of the trip will be spent building in areas that are still in need of hurricane reconstruction. From there the group continues their trek West onto the ranges of Northern Texas, the deserts of the South West and, eventually, the coast of Northern California. While the name “Southern” is often noted by many potential applicants as red flag for extreme heat and a summer spent in the desert, the route’s alumni look back…


Race Results for S&S Trails’ Excruciation Exam – Warda, TX
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Men – Cat 1/2/3
Place     Points     Name    City, State    Time     USAC #    Bib    Team
[1st Place]     1    533.50    Nathan Winkelmann       Huntsville, TX    05:02:48     188575      84     WTF/BikeLane
[2nd Place]     2    538.64    Mason Shea       Austin Tx    05:09:14     286395      97     Coach Ahmadi
[3rd Place]     3    543.78    Elliot McKinney       Amarillo, TX    05:09:42     169299      99
4    548.92    Wallace Groda       Santa Fe, TX    05:22:41     14246      89     Tile roofs of tx / bike barn
5    554.06    Zach Ross       Houston , TX    05:22:43     310652      96     Tile Roofs of Texas/ Bike Barn
6    559.20    Robert Biard       Austin, TX    05:23:41     260814      86     787 Racing
7    564.34    Joshua de Boisblanc       Austin, TX    05:25:11     316522      87     Team Cycle Progression
8    569.48    Brady Stewart       Spring Branch, TX    05:30:50     345142      98     Chain Link Racing
9    574.62    Rocky Gingg       Austin    05:32:23     375122      88     Team Cycle Progression …


Interview – Megan Baab Memorial Road Race 2014 – Coryell, Tx
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Here is another great upcoming race to check out. Megan Baab Memorial Road Race takes place on January 18th, 2014. Megan Baab was an incredibly talented young woman and avid cyclist who was tragically killed in a head-on collision while on a training ride. She was a life-long riding enthusiast and was attending college on a cycling scholarship. Her spirit lives on in so many ways – and because she was so devoted to cycling, this ride is one of them. Read more to learn about this great event, and about the great things they have been able to do with the race funds. Get ready for a challenging ride for a good cause.

Why join Megan Baab Memorial Road Race?
The Megan Baab Memorial Road Race is a perfect first race of the year.  It has kicked off the USAC road season no for about 10 years.  It’s a tough race, but one where you can judge your winter training. …


Lone Star XC Series
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There’s a new XC race series in town!
Introducing The Lone Star XC Series
A seven race cross country series across Dallas Fort Worth.
the Lone Star XC Series currently has 4 races on the calendar that are ready to go and another 3 races in the pipeline. Here are the dates and locations for the first 4 races.
March 1st: Northshore
April 6th: Sansom Park
May 24th: Erwin Park
June 14th: Big Cedar Wilderness Trail…


January 18th (new route) and 19th Rides!
Steiner Ranch Cycling Club
Saturday we had 12 riders for the Avery Ranch ride and it was perfect weather with the exception of the pollen clouds it was a perfect day.  We even had a tail wind on the way back to Steiner Ranch going down the 620.
Sunday we had 8 riders and we went out to Ski Shores and again we had perfect weather but when we descended down Glenn Lake Blvd you could see these huge clouds of pollen blow across the road.  I have never seen anything like it.
New Kits? We are starting to talk about getting new kits made in 2014.  We will probably do a smaller run so that means only our active riders will get a free kit.  That being said, we will give anyone an option to buy a kit or jersey as part of the order.  The cost to purchase a jersey or kit will still be less expensive than what you could buy in a bike store.
So the big question is should we go with a new design or should…


Transit Priority Lanes for Cyclists, 101.
by djcurtin        bicyclesportshop.wordpress.com
We received an email from the City of Austin Bicycle Program regarding Transit Priority Lanes that are coming to Guadalupe and Lavaca streets and we want to share the explanation of this new mobility feature with you. Happy reading and riding!
Transit Priority Lanes 101
Greetings! There are some changes coming to Guadalupe and Lavaca streets and we want you to be in the know. The Austin Transportation Department’s Transit Priority Lane project has created new bicycle facilities along both roads. Guadalupe and Lavaca now feature bicycle lanes on the right side of the road, outside of the new Transit Priority Lane, from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the north, to Cesar Chavez Street to the south.
The new bicycle lane is similar to any other dedicated bicycle lane. Right-turning cars must yield to the cyclists in the lane. The northbound dedicated bicycle lane continues from the South 1st Street Bridge onto Lavaca. On Lavaca, between 4th and 5th Streets and between…


Photographing a Nightmare
A Houston photographer discovers cycling and uses his talent to help spread a message about awareness
By Chris Lockwood, BikeHouston Board Member

Look closely at the image above. It represents a fear shared by everyone who rides.
This haunting image recently made the rounds on Facebook and was shared across Houston’s cycling community. It was created by Houston photographer, Bryan Anderson.
Anderson became interested in photography in college. While traveling in Los Angeles he noticed lot more people there using bicycles to run errands and for basic transportation. Living in the East End of Houston with so many stores, restaurants and businesses close by, he thought he should do the same. So he bought a Townie, a basic city cruiser which he uses to get around the neighborhood.
Recently while sitting in Starbucks, he heard about a local woman, Chelsea Norman, who was…


Bike Lanes / Facilities » Transit Priority Lanes on Guadalupe and Lavaca Streets
by AusTexMurf        bicycleaustin.info

Happening Now: City crews are completing Transit Priority Lanes on Guadalupe and Lavaca Streets from Cesar Chavez Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in preparation for Capital Metro’s new MetroRapid bus service that launches January 26, 2014!
In partnership with Capital Metro’s MetroRapid premium bus service, Transit Priority Lanes will help move people through downtown safer and faster! The specially striped BUS ONLY lanes are designated lanes for transit vehicles and cars making right turns. To the right of the Transit Priority Lane is…


ARR Trail Stewardship Meeting
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 – 18:00 – 21:00
ARR Trail Stewardship Meeting
When: Wed, Feb 5 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM.  Pizza, drinks, beer, wine are all available for purchase.  Come early to eat and drink, formal meeting begins at 7:00PM.
Where:  Pizza Bistro , 12001 Burnet Road @ Mopac, 512-832-5550, www.pizzabistro.com
Who should attend:  All current ARR Trail Stewards and Assistant Trail Stewards, any ARR member interested in learning more about trail stewardship activities and/or becoming a Trail Steward, anyone currently working on off-road cycling activities (dirt jump, pump track, bike park, etc.) in Central Texas, and anyone interested in…


Whole Paycheck
An Old Guy On Two Wheels
The newest Whole Foods store just opened.  It is a mere 4 miles as the Old Guy pedals.  Although it is inconveniently located in The Domain shopping center, a haven for suburban car domination.  The owners might like to pay lip service to transit, walking and biking, but that’s all it is.  Pure, simple green-washing lip service.

While some people might think it is not a cycling destination, I don’t find it that terribly difficult.  There are some risks and you have to be attentive, as your fellow road users frequently aren’t.
I rode over there to see the madness of the grand opening.  And that’s what I found.  Cars everywhere, many circling to…


HONK!
An Old Guy On Two Wheels
No, not the annoying get-out-of-my-way noise from a car or truck.  In this case the honk comes from Honk!TX, an annual festival of street bands.  The local crazies, Minor Mishap Marching Band and bands from all over the U.S. fill the streets and parks of Austin with musical goodness and just plain fun.
Since its inception, the festival has been supported by Austin Yellow Bike.  Each year we fix up a small fleet of loaner bikes for visiting musicians to use during the event.  The bikes then return to the shop.  They get refurbished either as…


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Texas Bicycling Daily News Roundup December 28th

Middle Of The Road (MOTR) Rides


January Club Ride at Rocky Hill Ranch
Austin Ridge Riders
Saturday, January 11, 2014 – 10:00
This month we join RHR’s Jordan’s Challenge as they raise money to fight Systemic Lupus and Juvenile Arthritis.

http://www.rockyhillranch.com/Jordans-challenge/

All mountain bikers are welcome, riders will break into groups based on skill level (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and pace (fast, casual, slow). This is a No Drop ride so no one gets left behind or lost, we will get you back to the trail head for the after party;)

Remember to bring your helmet, plenty of water, and cash for the park entry fee. Everyone is also invited to bring a dish to share after the ride: i.e. cookies, chips, dips, salads, fruit, drinks, etc.

You do NOT have to be an ARR member to attend the club ride but we do ask that you…


February Club Ride on the granite at Reveille Peak Ranch!
Austin Ridge Riders
Saturday, February 8, 2014 – 10:00
All mountain bikers are welcome, riders will break into groups based on skill level (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and pace (fast, casual, slow). This is a No Drop ride so no one gets left behind or lost, we will get you back to the trail head for the after party;)

Remember to bring your helmet, plenty of water, and cash for the park entry fee. Everyone is also invited to bring a dish to share after the ride: i.e. cookies, chips, dips, salads, fruit, drinks, etc.

Parking will be in the main parking area in front of the pavilion, look for us near the ARR banner.

You do NOT have to be an ARR member to attend the club ride but we do ask that you…


San Angelo Bicycling Association
NEW YEAR’S DAY RIDE – STATE PARK, SOUTH SIDE AT THE PAVILION AT 10 AM. ROAD BIKE OR MOUNTAIN BIKE. FOOD  AFTER THE RIDE. CONTACT RICK OGAN FOR MORE INFO @…


Jan 1 – PBA New Year’s Day ride
Plano Bicycle Association
Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 10:00am
PBA NEW YEAR’S DAY RIDE

ALL RIDES LEAVE FROM SPRING CREEK & COIT AT 10:00 AM SHARP!
PLEASE ARRIVE TO LOT BY 9:45 AM TO SIGN IN AND GET LAST MINUTE INSTRUCTIONS.

4 Pace Groups:
JACK RABBITS:  19-21 MPH      David Appleby             DISTANCE:  40 MILES+/-
COYOTES:  17-19 MPH              Steve Standifer            DISTANCE:  35 MILES+/-
BOBCATS:  15-17 MPH              Jerry Hubbard              DISTANCE:  30 MILES+/-
ARMADILLOS:  13-15 MPH        Alex Dulaney               DISTANCE:  30 MILES+/-
Food and Hot Chocolate will be served when you…


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Texas Bicycling Daily News Roundup December 13th

North Texas Mayors Hatch Plan to Build Dallas-to-Fort Worth Bike Trail
By Eric Nicholson        blogs.dallasobserver.com

Five North Texas mayors walk into a room. After some glad-handing and small talk, Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck launches into a soliloquy.

“In the city of Arlington, we are constantly looking for new ways to encourage the community to sustain an active lifestyle,” he begins. Residents should be made aware of the “benefits of getting your heart rate up and increasing blood circulation throughout the body …”

Here, Cluck is interrupted by Dallas’ Mike Rawlings and..


Chelsea Norman Memorial Ride
by Knight Shots
Seeing the community rally together tonight was an incredible experience. Watching the masses of bikes and cars moving together, peacefully, gives me hope that Houston’s streets can be safer. Will be safer.
I took a small collection of photos to help us all remember the strength we have, and the work we have left to do. Please use them to spread the word.
Rest peacefully, Chelsea.


Saturday Urban Ride – January 11, 2014 08:00 AM
Rides and Event Calendar        www.urbanbicyclegallery.com
Saturday Rides are also Urban Road Rides from Urban Bicycle Gallery. The routes are around 20-25miles average 16-20 mph. Speed may vary depending on who shows. This route goes through many of the inner city neighborhoods: The Heights, Garden Oaks, and Oak Forest. Helmet required. Rides will be cancelled if the weather conditions are rainy, or icy (when in doubt call the store).
When: January 11, 2014 08:00 AM
Where: 4814 Nett St. Houston, TX 77007


WCCRT TTR (All welcome)
Woodlands Cycling Club
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 07:30am – 10:30am
Meet at the Ashlane YMCA, wheels down at 7:30 am. This is a race team training ride, pace will be fast – but can also break into different groups of ability. There will be regroup points for brief stops to come back together as a group.
Although it is a race team training ride, all are welcome to come out and ride to experience riding with the race team. While we do look out for one another, know the route and be prepared – each rider is expected to be responsible for him/herself. We observe all the same safety protocols of the club – be prepared to stop at all stop signs, etc. …


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Two Leading Austin Bicycling Groups On Track To Merge
Austin Cycling Association
Austin Cycling Association and Bike Austin start discussions to form unified organization, propel the city’s ambitious bicycling vision forward
AUSTIN – Two of the city’s non-profit bicycling organizations, Austin Cycling Association (ACA) and Bike Austin, have started discussions aimed at forming a single organization dedicated to promoting cycling for transportation and recreation in Austin. The groups have decided that a focused, effective cycling advocacy organization is key to helping the city achieve its ambitions to become one of the country’s top bike cities.

A task force of members from each organization’s board of directors and staff met on Dec. 8 to agree on a process and timeline. They have hired the Washington, DC-based consulting firm S & G Endeavors to guide them through the merger and…


Sunday All-Level Ride @ Walnut Creek (Cool Morning Hours)
Austin Ridge Riders
Sunday, December 22, 2013 – 13:30
Sunday, December 29, 2013 – 13:30
Sunday, January 5, 2014 – 13:30
Sunday, January 12, 2014 – 13:30
Sunday, January 19, 2014 – 13:30
Sunday, January 26, 2014 – 13:30
Sunday, February 2, 2014 – 13:30
Sunday, February 9, 2014 – 13:30
Sunday, February 16, 2014 – 13:30
Sunday, February 23, 2014 – 13:30
Sunday, March 2, 2014 – 13:30
Sunday, March 9, 2014 – 13:30
Sunday, March 16, 2014 – 13:30
Sunday, March 23, 2014 – 13:30
Sunday, March 30, 2014 – 13:30
Sunday, April 6, 2014 – 13:30
Sunday, April 13, 2014 – 13:30

Daylight Savings Time is gone and it is cooler in the mornings so we are back to our Winter hours effective December 1, 2013 the All Level Ride @ Walnut Creek will start at 1:30 p.m. and will continue to do so until sometime in Spring (usually around Easter).

We know that this time change doesn’t work for everyone so we hope you considering hosting a…


VIVA MCALLEN STREETS Part 3
By Viva Mcallen Streets
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Fort Worth Trail Workday – Gateway Park – 12/7/2013 8:30am


Trike Across Texas
by Felicia Frazar        seguingazette.com

Ray McCutcheon pedals his tricycle on C.H. Matthies Drive Sunday afternoon, leading members of the Cool Cats Cycling Club from San Antonio, who joined him for a small portion of his 1,000-mile journey across Texas. McCutcheon is Triking Across Texas to raise awareness and funds for the American Diabetes Association.


Sansom Festivus Success!
Fort Worth Mountain Bikers’ Association

We had a great Festivus celebration on Sunday! It was one of the best workdays we’ve had @ MSP in a long time & want to thank everyone for helping!!!
Also a huge Thanks A Bunch to Terry Chandler for not only helping with the work, but cooking us some mighty fine breakfast!!!
The start of the Dam Drop entry to Lone Wolf loop has been improved with a couple of berms as well as some armoring. We used soil-cement for the berms and armoring & is still wet (& will…


Lakeway Trails Ride Pics – 11-17-13
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The cold rainy weather finally broke and we had another shot to get out to Lakeway.  With only one spot that was wet and muddy, the trails were in great shape.  I clocked over 2100ft of climbing for the day and the conditions were out of this wold, with grippy switchbacks and…


Pace Bend Trails Ride Pics – 11-16-13
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Even though it was a bit overcast to start, the day turned into a beautiful day.  Covered all of Pace Bend and then returned to the parking lot for some post-ride grilling.  We even crossed paths with…


UT Austin Adventure Activities Students Experience CATS
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BikeTexas was proud to host 18 UT Austin Students on November 11 for a CATS presentation and bike ride as part of their Adventure Activities course toward a degree in Kinesiology and Health (most of the students in this class are physical education teachers in training). Lecturer Tere Ramirez worked with CATS Program Manager Brenda Chuleewah to prepare an overview of the CATS materials.

Students took the CATS pre-test to assess what they already knew about…


Jingle Bell Lights Ride
Austin Ridge Riders
Sunday, December 22, 2013 (All day)

Our family-friendly easy pace ride through the twinkling lights in North Austin is planned again this year for Sunday December 22.   We will meet up in northwest Austin at the Northwest Balcones Park located at 10201 Talleyran Drive. We are planning for hot chocolate after the ride and the ever-popular white elephant gift exchange.

REMEMBER!! bikes must have a white light to the front and a red blinky light to the rear.

Check your local bike shop.  Decorate your bike, bring some odd, quirky or just plain weird to exchange.  More details (time, route, etc.)  to come but this is generally an easy, social, kid-friendly ride.


December Club Ride-Let’s get our ride on at Reimers!!
Austin Ridge Riders
Saturday, December 14, 2013 – 10:00

Riders will break into groups based on skill level, length of ride and whether one wants to rips up the trails or ride at a social pace and smell the flowers. “No Drop” policy in effect so no one gets left behind or lost. Bring plenty of water and don’t forget your helmet!!

CARPOOLING is strongly encouraged and everyone is invited to bring a dish to share.

You do NOT have to be an ARR member to attend most club ride but we do ask that you sign a waiver, properly wear a helmet when riding and we’d be more than happy to have you join!

Reimer’s Ranch is a well marked trail with something for e very one. The trails are fast with…


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