Texas Bicycling News Digest May 10th

Video: Birth of an American Cargo Bike

by Matthew        bike4heck.com

This is a longer video than I usually post but it’s totally worth a 20 minute watch. Liz Canning, a friend of Bike4Heck did a great job on this video segment. I was not a co-producer in this project but I’m apart of the larger project she is …

Why Do People Dislike Cyclists?

###  Johnny Guzman        bicyclepointofview.blogspot.com
Discussing why some people dislike cyclists, and the behaviors that contribute to negative stereotypes.
Chances are if someone has been riding a bicycle on the roads for years, they may have experienced the road rage of angry motorists, the ridicule from their friends or even have had near death experiences on the road with motorists or on the trail with pedestrians. To be fair, all dedicated cyclists encounter this, whether they are “good”, friendly cyclists or cyclists with entitlement issues and God complexes. There are certain types of behaviors that trigger the ire in motorists and even other cyclists that we can avoid. This will contribute to mutual respect on …

Cycling trip in honor of shrine was inspired by Texas’ majestic limestone rock

By Sidney Brandler        www.expressnews.com

Navy Capt. Burt Quintanilla is a member of the Shrine of St. Padre Pio’s Knights of Columbus and a 1978 graduate of Central Catholic High School. He’s also a cyclist who needs no race to make a ride count.
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ETX man hospitalized following major accident involving a bicycle


Mt. Pleasant, Texas (KETK)
One person was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car Saturday afternoon.
The accident happened in the 1200 block of West 10th Street in Mount Pleasant.
Details are limited, but police say a Robert Lee Goodlow Sr., 55, was riding his bike when a car ran into him. He was immediately taken to a nearby hospital where …

Grandfather biking across country to sick granddaughter

By JOCELYN TOVAR        News 4 San Antonio


SAN ANTONIO-A San Antonio grandfather is biking across the country to help raise money for his granddaughter’s kidney transplant.
Jerry Welch’s feet are going to be peddling for a long time. He’s biking from his home in San Antonio to his granddaughter’s in Portland Oregon.
“After we heard the news she needed a kidney transplant,” he said. “It felt like something I’ve been called to do.”
Calling this journey “Mikayla’s Miles,” it’s all for a six-year-old girl who continues to smile despite  various health issues.
“She’s been in the hospital for most of her entire life, six years,” he said. “So this is my way of helping her out.”
Biking has long been a part of his life so it was a natural choice, but he’s never …

GHORBA project ‘SPRING’ was a huge success!!


Over the last two weeks, GHORBA trail stewards have been on the grind, working with volunteers to make sure we all have a fun summer full of awesome rides!  …

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Texas Bicycling News Digest April 20th

Start warming up for the National Bike Challenge


PeopleForBikes would like to officially welcome everyone to the 2015 National Bike Challenge! We’re partnering with Kimberly-Clark to grow this year’s Challenge, building on the momentum last year’s Challenge established. The goal for 2015 is to reach at least …

South Texas BMX gives back with Race for Life

by Alissa Mejia         www.caller.com

CORPUS CHRISTI – As BMX bicycling gains traction as a local pastime, the sport is also working to give back.
South Texas BMX will host the Race for Life on April 19, with all proceeds and donations benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
As in any BMX race, anyone of any age who can ride a bike can enter, and with simple modifications nearly any bike can handle the 1,100-foot groomed dirt track. Riders compete within like age groups in categories of novice, intermediate, and expert. New riders are …

Bicycle vs motorcycle accident reported at 19th and Indiana

By JORDAN SIGLER        lubbockonline.com

A motorcycle versus bicycle accident has been confirmed at 19th Street and Indiana, Lubbock

The Coast Can Come – Bicyclewise

Pit’s Fritztown News

As we’ll be going to the coast, to Rockport, next week, to the real flatlands, that is, I’ve been planning to take the Dancelli road bike which I can’t ride here in the Texas Hill Country – at least not yet in my present state of bicycle (non)fitness. When I started to prepare it, though, I found that it needed new tires. Not that the old ones had been used too much, but they …

Neighbors want safety improvements after cyclist’s death

By Amanda Brandeis        kxan.com

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin has one of the most active cycling communities in the country, but many riders don’t feel safe. Local groups like Please Be Kind to Cyclists work to increase awareness and education among motorists and cyclists.
Their latest push for change comes after a cyclist died this week following a crash at Lost Creek Boulevard and Whitemarsh Valley Walk in western Travis County.
“(My son) came running in and said, ‘Mom, mom, there’s an emergency,’” said neighbor Paige Taylor. “When I came out I saw the cyclist on the ground, and she was holding his head. Then my first thought was to try …

BikeAid mobile app offers global bike shop listings

by BRAIN Staff        www.bicycleretailer.com

The BikeAid app is a global bike store locator with thousands of bike stores listed. The app is available as a free download for iOS and Android mobile devices.
It helps users find the closest stores based on their current location, complete with directions to get to those stores. The app, from a New Zealand-based developer, already has store listings from Australia, New Zealand, the U.S., Canada, U.K. and South Africa, with more stores and locations being added weekly.
Bike stores can upgrade their …

I installed this app on my Android phone. Checking for bike shops it used my location and listed bike shops close by and around Texas. The map view was handy too.

Arrest prompts prison time for cyclist’s death

By JC Cortez        amarillo.com

A man given probation in the June 2012 death of an Amarillo lawyer was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday after being found with heroin in Palo Duro Canyon State Park, according to court documents.
Brent Kyle Browning, 23, pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in a June 11, 2012, wreck on Dowell Road near Vista Drive, according to Globe-News files. Jeff Tankersley, 48, was cycling with a coworker in the northbound lane of Dowell Road when …

12 Bicycle Signals, 20 Detection Locations Coming to Austin

Austin On A Bike

Last February, Austin City Council voted to accept $200,00 in federal grant money from TXDOT to install bicycle traffic signals and detection equipment at 32 locations across the city. Where are those signals and cameras going to be?
Read on and check out the full map of locations at the bottom of the post.
New Bike Signals
The first thing you might notice is the string of bicycle signals downtown. That’s the protected lane on 3rd Street, crossing downtown. Then there are two along the LAB where it goes under Lamar (good call), one at 4th and Red River (doesn’t that exist already?) and MLK and Rio Grande (also, already exists?) and then …

April Update: New Videos and Cycling Tips

by Johnny Guzman        bicyclepointofview.blogspot.com

Nutrition tips, cycling tips and how to set goals for cycling.
With my busy schedule, I have not had the opportunity to sit down and compose a thought on this blog page until today, so I apologize to my readers for leaving you hanging. With the Collin Classic coming up in June as well as Hotter N’ Hell in August, I have been using the little time I have to exercise and do some actual riding. However, I have posted some new videos on my YouTube channel for my subscribers to enjoy. The following videos go into some depth regarding nutritional advice, tips for more efficient climbing and my views on …

Crosby student struck and killed while riding bike to school


CROSBY, TX (KTRK) — The Crosby community is grieving after a middle school student was struck and killed by a vehicle on his way to school Friday morning.
It happened at around 6am along Highway 90 near Bohemian Hall. We’re told the 13-year-old Crosby Middle School student regularly rides his bicycle to school.
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the driver who hit him initially didn’t stop, but did come back to the scene and talked to deputies.
The tragedy has shaken up the small town of Crosby.
“In our community, I think the ties are …

Tomball and Magnolia residents particpate in annual ride against MS

By Petrina J. Johnson        www.yourhoustonnews.com

For Alan Peterson, one of the most unselfish things a person can do for others is bring hope to those who live with multiple sclerosis.
The Tomball resident will join in the fight against the disease during the 31st annual BP MS 150, a two-day fundraising bike ride organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, from April 18 through the 19. An estimated 13,000 cyclists will participate in the 180-mile journey from Houston to Austin in efforts of creating a …

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Texas Bicycling News Digest March 23rd

Door Zone Warning

Bike Noob

Last week, when I went for a ride against my better judgment and wound up aggravating my bronchitis, I was cruising through a new housing development that still has some construction going on. I saw one of the workers shoulder some tools and head toward the street, so I swerved a bit to my right to avoid him. Just then, the door of a pickup truck on my right opened. I had just a second to swerve back and thread the needle between the tool guy and the door.
I got through that all right, but lots of cyclists get nailed by the opening door. So I was glad to see some new striping go down on streets in my area, with a feature I hadn’t seen before. …

Texas Hell Week!

Cycling for Autism        cyclingforautism.com

We survived Texas Hell Week! Fredericksburg, TX was a gorgeous place to ride, with fantastic roads and (mostly) fantastic weather! Six friends from the Wabash River Cycle Club were also there, which made it even more fun! The first 3 days went great for both of us, but my patellofemoral syndrome kicked in after 12,000 feet of climbing. Despite icing and mega doses of Advil, I wasn’t able to ride thereafter. Craig, on the other hand, had no problems crop up and was able to ride all 6 days (the last 2 days were rained out). So I ended up with ~300 miles, and Craig had ~575 miles. We highly recommend this ride to …

TOWN Fort Worth

Fort Worth, TX
501 Outdoor Women

As part of Texas Parks and Wildlife, the mission of TOWN (Texas Outdoors-Woman Network) is to to provide all women the opportunity to experience outdoor activities in a safe, …

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Jesuit Ranger Roundup • Mar 22 2015 Results


» Men Cat 3/4     » Men Cat 4/5
» Men Cat 5     » Men Juniors 10-14 Junior
» Men Juniors 15-18 Junior     » Men Juniors 9-18 Cat 1/2/3
» Men Masters 35+ Cat 4/5     » Men Masters 40+
» Men Masters 50+     » Men Masters 9-18 Junior
» Men Pro/Cat 1/2/3     » Women Cat 1/2/3/4
» Women Cat 3/4     » Women Juniors 10-14 Junior
» Women Juniors 15-18 Junior     » Women Masters 40+ Cat 3/4

Bicyclist seriously injured in crash in Northeast El Paso

By Daniel Borunda / El Paso Times

A man was seriously injured in a bicycle crash Monday afternoon in Northeast El Paso, police said.
The man was riding a bicycle with an engine at about noon when he lost control and crashed on Alabama Street just south of the El Maida Shrine Temple, police said.
The man, whose name was …

Spring Creek Greenway

Cycling Space City        cyclingspacecity.blogspot.com

North of George Bush Airport in Spring is the Spring Creek Greenway.  Currently the Spring Creek Greenway has about 12 miles of shared-use paths with plans to expand even further.  The shared-use path along the greenway connects Dennis-Johnston Park, Pundt Park, and Jesse Jones Park.  This path is just winding enough to keep a cyclist interested, and even has some small elevation changes. For someone who rides through George Bush Park all the time it is refreshing to have to pay attention to the curves in the road and shift gears occasionally. The …

Cycling team gets ready to ride at Army Trials

by Ronald Wolf        www.dvidshub.net

FORT BLISS, Texas – Fort Bliss is hosting the Army Trials for the Department of Defense Warrior Games from March 29 to April 2.
About 100 active duty and retired Soldiers have already arrived to train to go head-to-head in cycling, swimming, archery, shooting, track and field, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball.
The Army Trials are a critical component of the Army Warrior Care and Transition Program, focusing on the successful recovery of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers transitioning back to …

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San Angelo Bicycle Association

03/24/2015 | Loop Group Ride
03/26/2015 | Loop Group Ride
03/28/2015 | MTB 9 Mile Time Trial
03/29/2015 | Burma Road Time Trial
03/31/2015 | Loop Group Ride

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Texas Bicycling News Digest February 9th

Pedaling the Prairie Photos

the sci guy        www.bikeforums.net

Some pic from yesterday’s Pedaling the Prairie, up in Hempstead. I did the 45 mile route, the wife did the 24. Weather was gorgeous. Had a great time.

Bike Ride on TerryHershey Park

Sunday, Feb 15, 2015, 9:00 AM

Terry Hershey Park on Memorial Dr.
15200 Memorial Dr. Houston, TX

1 Tour de Friends Went

Another ride on Terry Hershey park!!Sorry for the short notice cyclists. Please forgive me…Does 9:00 AM sounds good or can we push it to 10:00 AM?Lets gather at the Terry Hershey park on memorial Dr by 8:45AM and roll out by 9:00 AM. Let bike towards the end of Beltway and come back to the start point. We can then join with the NEO cyclists,…

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One Man Arrested After Hitting Three Bicyclists in Pharr


PHARR – One woman remains hospitalized in critical condition after being hit by a truck while riding her bicycle.
Two other people were also injured.
The group were riding their bikes in the bike lane on Jackson Road just before 6:00am Sunday morning.
They say they were wearing reflective gear, and even had a truck following behind them to keep them safe.
A truck swerved around the truck and hit the group.
Cynthia Torres, her son Marc, and their friend Christina Lopez were struck.
Cynthia and Marc suffered …

Ace – On Board With Michael Sheehan at the Austin Driveway Series

Wienot Films

Watch Michael Sheehan show us how the pro and elite riders race as he attempts to win the 2014 Fall Harvest Mini Series competition at the PURE Austin Driveway Series (http://drivewayseries.com).
A special thanks to Michael for letting us film his race. At the time of …

First Ever Protected Bike Lane in Houston

Critical Mass

Shout out to Terry Odom for this video.

Pedernales Falls State Park Trail Build & Ride!

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015, 9:00 AM

Pedernales Falls State Park
2585 Park Road 6026 Johnson City, TX

2 Mountain Bikers Went

Pedernales Falls State Park TRAIL BUILD & RIDE!BRING YOUR PAYDIRT FORMS! http://www.tmbra.org/paydirt/paydirt.htmThe completed sections of the new trail were a hit at the 2014 Cranksgiving!  BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!  5+ miles of trail are still under development!These sections, not yet open to the public, have lots more elevation changes, G-ou…

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Vehicle, bicycle accident results in death of 21 year-old man


TYLER, February 9, 2015—On Sunday morning, at approximately 1:00 a.m., a bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle just south of Tyler.
According to Department of Public Safety Trooper Jean Dark, A 2010 Chevy Camaro was traveling south on FM 2493. The bicyclist, who was attempting to cross FM 2493 from the west side of the road, failed to yield …

Path offers ride alongside rails

By Bj Lewis, Staff Writer        www.dentonrc.com

Trey Price is one of many Denton cyclists and runners eagerly waiting for the Denton County Transportation Authority to finish its rail trail project, which recently entered Phase 2 in Lewisville.
When finished, the trail will allow users to ride or run between Denton and Lewisville alongside the A-train line, providing another travel and recreation alternative.
“I would love to ride to Lewisville or further on the trail. I have ridden around a lot in Denton, but my safety riding on …

Weekly Moderate Intermediate-Level Ride — Pace Bend Park (16 miles)

Sunday, Feb 15, 2015, 12:45 PM

Pace Bend Park
2011 Pace Bend Rd N Spicewood, TX

4 Mountain Bikers Went

This is a repeat of last week’s ride, since I was sick.  I’ll post up a new trail for next week.NOTE: I’ve been informed that, after a few weeks of leading these rides, I’m apparently not riding very “slow” anymore, so I changed the pace description to “moderate”.  I’m still not a racer, but we’re definitely not making as many stops as we were whe…

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Northeast Adventure

Sunday, Feb 15, 2015, 8:30 AM

Chuck Heinrich Park
11055 Loma Del Norte Dr. El Paso, TX

2 Cyclists Went

eet at Chuck Heinrich Park, 11051 Loma del Norte Dr. in Northeast El Paso. Ride new roads in far Northeast El Paso. 25 miles, 15-17 mph. Lunch afterward at Ardovino’s Pizza. Patty Van Tine,[masked]

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Texas man rides bike from Maine to Monterey

By Phillip Molnar, Monterey Herald        www.montereyherald.com

Monterey >> A 5-year-old border collie mix visiting Monterey this week likely has seen more of the country than most Americans.
Mike Minnick, 38, has been riding his bike across the country for nearly 19 months with his dog, Bixby, in a carrier over the rear wheel. They have traveled roughly 8,200 miles so far.
Bixby, a former shelter dog, now serves as …

Dallas Cycling Trail Riders and Weekend Pub Crawler

Dallas, TX
1,813 Members

We are a fun 2 part group. Fitness buddies that want to be social too! So we combined what we like doing, riding the bike trails around Dallas/Fort Worth and doing pub crawls …

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Day 7 – Iraan, TX: Back on the road Monday February 9, 2015

By Alan Guo, Beaumont to San Francisco (Feb 2015)        www.crazyguyonabike.com

Regrettably, I left the ranch today, resisting my temptations to just live there and enjoy the outdoors, the wildlife, the simplicity, and freedom. But I’m a man on a mission damn it, and I’m going to California! Today, I covered 109 miles to a town called Iraan. There were far fewer hills, and even a tail wind for part of the ride, which made me happy. Confirming what people have told me, West Texas is indeed quite empty. It’s also hot and dry. When I checked into a hotel and looked in a mirror, I saw a salt mine on my face. Because I really want to visit the west coast, not the desert, I’m actually seriously contemplating on taking amtrack to LA, skipping New Mexico and Arizona.
The benefits of taking a train are that it’s much faster, may save a …

Early reaction to downtown bike lane from cyclists is optimistic

By Dug Begley        blog.chron.com

Saturday’s kickoff of construction along Lamar for Houston’s first dedicated bike lane downtown was cause for celebration by cycling advocates, who hope the lane will live up to expectations.
“Overall the public response has been extremely positive with record levels of Facebook enthusiasm for the effort,” BikeHouston executive director Michael Payne said.
The lane, between Discovery Green east of the central business district and Sam Houston Park on the west side, links trails along Buffalo Bayou to the Columbia Tap Trail that runs south toward MacGregor Park and …

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