Texas Bicycling News June 28th

HPD officers pay respects to S.C. shooting victims during ride

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — During their 2,200-mile trek to New York City, members of the HPD Bicycle Relay Team stopped in Charleston, S.C., to pay their respects to the nine Bible study members who were killed during June 17’s tragic shooting.
Members stopped to pray at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and …


Man Struck, Killed After Running Light On Bike At Local Intersection

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KILLEEN (June 27, 2015) Michael David Carrasco, 26, who was identified as a Fort Hood soldier, died at a local hospital Saturday after a car struck him as he rode his bicycle through a red light at a Killeen intersection.
The accident happened at around 12:50 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Veteran’s Memorial Boulevard and W.S. Young Drive.
Carrasco was headed south on W.S. Young when he failed to stop at the  …

Ride Like A Girl – Lakeway City Park

Monday, Jul 6, 2015, 6:00 PM

Lakeway City Park
502 Hurst Creek Road Lakeway, TX

16 Mountain Bikers Went

Based on the theory that women learn new skills differently from men, these rides are designated as “for women only”.The concept is simple:  the “girls” meet at local bike trails for group rides and mountain biking skills instruction.  Riders break into small groups based on ability and then hit the trail.  After the ride, the ladies regroup for a…

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Handlebar Cyclery Group Ride – 37 Miles in Fulshear

Saturday, Jul 4, 2015, 7:00 AM

Handlebar Cyclery
26440 Fm 1093 Rd Ste A100 Richmond, TX

3 SH!FT starters Went

Let’s go meet up with Handlebar Cyclery. It’s a great shop right on the edge of Houston’s best cycling locale. They have a few different speeds. I think most of us (the usual group that actually shows up lol) will be fine in the B Group… if they stay at the posted speed. If anyone wants to jump on with the faster group they are welcome to. We can…

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Ride Like A Girl – Skills Clinic @ City Park

Monday, Jul 13, 2015, 6:00 PM

City Park – Emma Long Motorcycle Trails
7548 Oak Shores Dr Austin, TX

16 Mountain Bikers Went

Based on the theory that women learn new skills differently from men, these rides are designated as “for women only”.The concept is simple:  the “girls” meet at local bike trails for group rides and mountain biking skills instruction.  Riders break into small groups based on ability and then hit the trail.  After the ride, the ladies regroup for a…

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No Indian Ghosts Haunting Arlington’s Village Creek On This Last Sunday Of June

by Durango Texas        durangotexas.blogspot.com


My handlebars went to Arlington this last Sunday of June to the Village Creek Natural Historical Area.
What the handlebars are looking at is the scourged ground left behind when Village Creek ceased being in …

Ride Like A Girl – BCGB 360 Entrance

Monday, Jul 20, 2015, 6:00 PM

Barton Creek Greenbelt – 360 Access
3755-B Capital of Texas Hwy. Austin, TX

23 Mountain Bikers Went

Based on the theory that women learn new skills differently from men, these rides are designated as “for women only”.The concept is simple:  the “girls” meet at local bike trails for group rides and mountain biking skills instruction.  Riders break into small groups based on ability and then hit the trail.  After the ride, the ladies regroup for a…

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A reminder: Staying safe on the hike-and-bike trail

by Pam LeBlanc        fitness.blog.austin360.com

Last fall, a runner died after she collided with a cyclist on a recreational trail that winds through downtown Dallas.
Police determined that no one was at fault, and no charges were filed. But the incident shook the community, and showed that trail etiquette can have life-or-death consequences.
In Austin, more than 100 miles of trails, including the 10 most-loved miles that encircle Lady Bird Lake, twist through the city. In recent years, those trails have grown increasingly congested. Runners and cyclists, tourists and nature walkers, sometimes two or three abreast, share a trail also populated by strollers, dogs, a serenading musician or two and the occasional squirrel that darts across the path.
According to the Trail Foundation, the nonprofit group that works to maintain it, the trail around Lady Bird Lake records an estimated 1.5 million visits each year.
The challenge is to figure out now – rather than after someone gets …


Investigation into Fatal Crash at 1700 Antoine

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Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 1700 Antoine about 7:10 p.m. on Monday (June 15).
The male victim was transported to Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant P. Kung and Officer C. Washington reported:
The victim was riding a bicycle northbound on Antoine when he and the driver of a white Isuzu box truck both stopped at a red light at the intersection of Long Point.  When the light turned green, the Isuzu’s driver proceeded through the intersection, striking the bicyclist.  The driver remained at …


Texas cyclists visit Little Rock en route to Alaska

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – About 30 University of Texas students who are biking their way to Alaska stopped by Little Rock to visit the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
The University announced that the Texas 4000 team visited the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and UAMS Myeloma Institute Monday. The group is part of the longest …


Boy Scout turned Soldier aims for gold at DOD Warrior Games

By    Shannon Collins         www.army.mil


EL PASO, Texas (Army News Service, June 15, 2015) — When fifth grader and Boy Scout Stefan Leroy watched the World Trade Center towers fall during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he knew then he wanted to serve his country.
“We really saw the world change, and then thinking about service, commitment to yourself, your community and your country, the Army’s kind of a natural place to go from there,” said Sgt. Stefan Leroy, a cavalry scout, who now serves at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Maryland.
Years later, Leroy found himself carrying a fellow Soldier to a …


Get Involved: Bike Happenings Near You

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Cities around Texas are working on bike plans, master plans, and other plans to keep our cities and our state moving in all kinds of ways as we continue to grow. Don’t miss out on what may be happening near you!

Corpus Christi: Corpus Christi’s MPO is working on a strategic plan for active mobility. Take a survey or get more involved with their mapping to let them know where you ride– and where you need to see improvement.
Houston: Take a survey for …


SA Update: Vision Zero: Making San Antonio’s Streets Safe (Rivard Report)

by Matthew        bike4heck.com

I’ve been a fan of the Rivard Report for sometime and hope to contribute to them someday. I’ve been asked before since starting the blog.
This year we had a run off election here in San Antonio. We had a interim mayor Ivy Taylor ever since Julian Castro moved up to Washington DC. (Julian Castro was very pro-cycling) During the race there where three major candidates and about 12 others that didn’t have a chance. After speaking with a connection at Bike Texas a state based Bicycle advocacy group I learned that only one candidate asked for their assistance to help develop his …


Tour de Trash

by Bill Cullins        bcullins.blogspot.com


This is the season for large multi-day cycling races such as the Tour of California, Tour of Italy (‘Giro d’Italia’), the upcoming Tour de France and similar events.
The regions and towns these events pass through take great pride in showcasing the beauty of their areas to the millions of potential tourists who watch these races in person or on television.
Unfortunately, San Angelo does not have a large televised multi-day cycling event and that’s probably for the best.
If we had a local cycling race of that type, the only logical name would be the ‘Tour de Trash’.
The amount of intentionally-discarded litter that decorates many roadsides, parking lots and …


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Teen cyclist killed after colliding with car in East Austin

By Eric Janzen        kxan.com

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A 16-year-old boy was killed Saturday while riding his bike down Johnny Morris Road. Police said Brian Silva was headed south near Walnut Creek about 6:30 p.m. when he swerved to the left and collided with the side of a car traveling in the same direction.
Silva was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge where he later died.
Police say the case is still …


Vuelta Del Llano Results – TT • Jun 6 2015

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» Men Cat3/4     » Men Cat4/5
» Men Master 35+ Cat4/5     » Men Master 40+
» Men Master 50+     » Men Master 60+
» Men Pro/Cat 1/2     » Women Cat 4

Vuelta Del Llano Results – RR • Jun 7 2015

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» Men Cat3/4     » Men Cat4/5
» Men Master 35+ Cat4/5     » Men Master 40+
» Men Master 60+     » Men Pro/Cat 1/2

Vuelta Del Llano – Crit Results • Jun 6 2015

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» Men Cat3/4     » Men Cat4/5
» Men Master 35+ Cat4/5     » Men Master 40+
» Men Master 50+     » Men Master 60+
» Men Pro/Cat 1/2     » Women Cat 4


Bicycle Master Plan

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This is a critical time for Houston cyclists. For the first time in over 20 years, Houston is developing a master plan that will shape cycling in Houston for years to come. Let’s work together and make Houston a safe, enjoyable place to ride.
Your input is needed…
Public Meetings
Tuesday, June 16th, 6:00-8:00pm
HCC Memorial City Performing Arts Center
1060 W Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77043 / Theat. II Room 411

Tuesday, June 23rd, 6:00-8:00pm
Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Center
6500 Rookin, Houston, TX 77074

Ride Like A Girl – Walnut Creek

Monday, Jun 15, 2015, 6:00 PM

Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park
12138 North Lamar Boulevard Austin, TX

20 Mountain Bikers Went

Based on the theory that women learn new skills differently from men, these rides are designated as “for women only”.The concept is simple:  the “girls” meet at local bike trails for group rides and mountain biking skills instruction.  Riders break into small groups based on ability and then hit the trail.  After the ride, the ladies regroup for a…

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Anthills Trail Work Party

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Event category: General
Trail: The Anthills (Terry Hershey Park)
Sunday, June 14, 2015 – 9:00am
The plan for this trail work party is to install four of the new “Don’t ride muddy trails” signs and a kiosk at Kirkwood. We will do some trimming as we walk into these spots. I need 4 to 5 people for this work party.
Please let me know if you will for sure be …


GHORBA Monthly Ride- Cypresswood!

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Event category: Rides
Trail: Cypresswood (Collins Park)
Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 8:00am
Join us for our Ghorba Monthly Ride! This month at Cypresswood trails!
Meet us at:
6727 Cypresswood Drive
77379 Spring, TX
Early because it’s getting pretty hot out there!


City council Meeting

West Texas Cycling Association

Date: June 11, 2015
Location: Lubbock, TX
Contact:
Details: There will be a City Council meeting on Thursday, June 11 @ 5:15 pm. One of the meeting topics will address the budget line item for updating and improving the Master Bicycle Plan (MBP). The Lubbock Board of Health will have a presentation in support of the MBP, and we were encouraged by Wood Franklin, the Director of Public Works, to come to the meeting so the City Council Members know there is a lot of support for this plan. Please wear a bicycle jersey so that we stand out as a group. So many times in the past, the bicycle community has started an impassioned push for infrastructure improvements in the city, but have lost enthusiasm through the slow process of government. If you cannot attend the council meeting on …


15 Things For 2015 #TXCX

by joeyTWOwheels        texascx.com

108 days until the first race of the #TXCX season!
We.
Are.
Stoked.
If you caught the schedule, you’ll notice a couple firsts this year:
we start in San Antonio AND Houston;
plus we start one week ahead of years past (in September instead of October).
It’s going to be hot, like Africa hot.
So let’s get into this before the sweat hits the keyboard.
15. Nobody will be at the first race
OK, some people will go. But starting early means that those die-hard road racers will be vying for the coveted prize of best fast guy/gal in the state on skinny wheels that weekend at Ft. Hood. Unless, of course, they are ready for something …


New Facilities, New Connections!

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I was out of town most of last week and while I was gone, the striping crew went to town on installing shared lane markings.
(I know everyone is clamoring for more actual bike lanes. We have a slew of those in the works, but they take more time to clear all the political and policy hurdles we must contend with. So hang in there, it’s coming.)
Here’s a map of all the new (and existing) bicycle facilities in the Uptown/Knox/East Dallas area (click on map for larger image). Many of the new facilities are intended to provide linkages to the trail network– in this case, the …


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Bicyclist struck, killed by car in southwest Houston

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HOUSTON (KTRK) — Police say a bicyclist was struck and killed by a car in southwest Houston.
Video from Skyeye HD showed a body lying on the South Post Oak feeder road to the South Loop East. A damaged bicycle was near the body.
There was also a heavily damaged vehicle still at the scene.
Police confirm the bicyclist was struck by the car. The investigation is ongoing.


Driveway Series | Austin, Texas | June 5, 2015 Photos

Photos : Erik Binggeser / True Marmalade        texasbikeracing.com

A great time was had by all at last night’s Driveway Series crits in Austin. It was the first week that it felt like summer had offically arrived. Congrats to all the racers!


Memorial Park Criterium • Jun 3 2015 Results

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» Men Cat 3/4     » Men Cat 4/5
» Men Junior     » Men P/1/2/3
» Women Women’s 3/4     » Women Women’s Open


FREE CLINIC June 11th

Thursday, Jun 11, 2015, 6:00 PM

Performance Bicycle
7549 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX

2 Cycling Enthusiasts Went

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Beaumont woman takes part in cross-country bike ride

By Brittany Rainville        www.12newsnow.com

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University of Texas students on a 4,300 mile bicycle ride made a stop in Beaumont Thursday, spreading their message of hope, knowledge and charity in the fight against cancer.
The cycling team is called the Texas 4000, and one of its members, Layla Nejad, is a Beaumont native.
The UT biochemistry student and Kelly High School grad said she’s proud to be back in her hometown spreading such a …


Driver in bicyclist’s death gets probation

By Michelle Casady        www.expressnews.com


An investigator works at the scene of an accident in which bicylist Devan Coulter Smith was killed in September 2012 on West Avenue north of Silver Sands Drive.
Cases involving motorists charged with killing pedestrians or bicyclists in Bexar County have had a wide range of results in recent years — from grand jury no-bills to years-long prison sentences — and this week, a man who was a Churchill High School student when he struck and killed a bicyclist was granted deferred adjudication probation for the crime.
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Texas Cup Action — Houston Grand Crit

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The River City Market Racing team setting up there lead out for sprinter Kriten Fee. Fee takes the win in the Womens Pro 1/2/3 at the Houston Grand Criterium.
Photo courtesy of Corvin Alstot.


Tire/tube changing class

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015, 6:30 PM

AJ’s Cyclery
10019 W. Parmer Lane Austin, TX

4 Mountain Bikers Went

We will be demonstrating and practicing changing tires and tubes on road and mountain bikes. Bring yourself, your significant other, friends, family and children, we will involve everyone! Totally Free and Sponsored by 512-Racing

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FREE CLINIC June 11th

Thursday, Jun 11, 2015, 6:00 PM

Performance Bicycle
4750 Fm 1960 Rd W Houston, TX

1 Bicycle Enthusiasts Went

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Battle over bike trails: Residents claim park should be left alone

by Tyler Mask        www.weatherforddemocrat.com

In response to the recently proposed multi-use nature trails in Soldier Spring Park, Weatherford Parks and Recreation board member Michael Anderson and his wife, Laura, have begun raising opposition to the project. In a packet delivered to the Weatherford City Council in May, the Andersons outlined the views of the new group, Friends of the …


2015 Texas 4000 Team Rolls Into Page

by Aaron Kellar        www.lakepowelllife.com


AUSTIN, TEXAS June 5th, 2015— On the longest annual charity bicycle ride in the world, the Texas 4000 team will be rolling through Page on Saturday, June 13th, just 15 days after departing from Austin, Texas on their way to Anchorage, Alaska. While in Page, the 2015 Texas 4000 Team will celebrate and share hope, knowledge and charity with friends and family before Texas 4000 bicyclists small piccontinuing on their 70-day journey.
The 72 undergraduate and graduate students from The University of Texas at Austin will brave the rain, sleet, wind, snow, heat and pedal more than 4,000 miles in the fight against cancer. After 18-months of leadership development …


Rolling My Hot Wheels Past Fort Worth Thorns & Sculptural Art

Durango Texas        durangotexas.blogspot.com


With the temperature only 14 degrees short of being 100, and with the humidity being extremely high, it seemed a good idea, at the time, to take my handlebars on a sunny roll around my neighborhood.
I opted to go a more adventurous route than my …


Bike To Work Day Energizer Stations 2015 – Recap and Pics

Bike Friendly Richardson        bikefriendlyrichardson.org


Earlier last month was the Bike League’s National Bike To Work Day. For the fourth year, Bike Friendly Richardson, worked with BikeDFW  and DART to set up a bike commuter Energizer Station at DART‘s Arapaho rail station in Richardson.
Because interest in these stations continues to grow, BikeDFW and DART were able to set up another 9 stations throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area, including Plano, Garland, Irving, Addison, Carrollton, Oak Cliff, and two locations in …


Texas 4,000 bikers trek through Beaumont Thursday

By Kim Brent        www.beaumontenterprise.com


Members of the Ozark team, one of three groups comprising the Texas 4,000 team made their way through Beaumont Thursday. The group, which includes local Layla Nejad, rode to City Hall where they met with Mayor Becky Ames. The mayor honored the 27 riders, several of whom later addressed the crowd, sharing their personal stories and the mission of the annual charity ride. The team is part of a 4,000 mile, 70 day trek from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska, to help raise funds for cancer research. In all, 72 riders are …


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