Create a Bicycling Jacket with Turn Signals
If you like to ride your bike at night you know that visibility to motorists is extremely important. For around $50 of materials and a little electronics experience you can add turn signal LEDs to any jacket or sweatshirt.
Instructables user leahbuechley (Dr. Leah Buechley) used this device to test out her Lilypad – an Arduino designed for wearables and…
Monday, July 2 BCGB – 360 Access
Monday, July 2, 2012 – 18:00
Austin Ridge Riders
Ride Like A Girl is a series of women-led, all women mountain bike rides scheduled from May to September. Women learn differently from men so instruction is designed to help women build confidence while having fun and experiencing nature. Each participant chooses which group to ride with based on skill level, experience and speed. New riders are always welcome…
Bicycle Tour to Chicken Paradise
by Bike Geek www.bikegurus.com
Problem: Bicycle tourist wants to take his 71-year old father on his first bike tour
Solution: The Chicken Paradise Bike Tour
Dad rides an Electra Townie bicycle and a few years ago did his longest ride – the 25-mile route of Conquer The Coast. I wanted to share the bicycle touring bug with him and started planning a weekend, overnight bicycle tour. Each time I mapped out a route, the distances were usually well outside his range.
Then the idea formed in my mind about doing a bicycle tour right here in my hometown of San Antonio. After doing a little research, the Chicken Paradise Bike Tour was born! …
Bike Friendly Denton @bikedenton via Twitter
Recycled at least 3 truckloads of bicycle frames from old @QuerenciaDenton shop.
Querencia Bike Shop @QuerenciaDenton via Twitter
Anywhere in D/FW that rents recumbents?
by DISCDS www.bikeforums.net
The wife is having back issues and I think that a ‘bent might be an option. Since she is not big on trying new things, there is NO WAY we are buying one without her trying it out first (and not just around the parking lot at the LBS). I know that RBM rents bikes but not recumbent. Any suggestions?
Girlfriend is moving to Dallas. What is the riding like near Dallas?
reply by By StephenH www.bikeforums.net
I don’t ride that much in Dallas proper (I live in Garalnd), but I do get plenty of riding in. This weekend, I’ll be doing a couple of rides that start in Italy, Texas, down south of here (300k and 200k). Some of the other randonneurs are riding out of Mineral Wells this weekend on a 600k. In the last couple of months, I’ve done one ride in the Austin area (which is noted for cycling) and one in the Houston area (which is not), and the one in the Austin area actually had more traffic than the rides I do here or the Houston…
Bicycle Point Of View Takes A Look At Richardson
by dickdavid Bike Friendly Richardson
We all know how awesome Richardson is to ride. What’s really nice is when you get unsolicited praise from somebody who doesn’t live here. The folks over at the blog Bicycle Point Of View did just that. My favorite quote from them: …
UT students will bike 4,700 miles for Livestrong Texas
UT students will participate this summer in a Livestrong charity biking group in order to help raise awareness and money for research to combat cancer.
Author: Christina Woodard www.readthehorn.com
43 University of Texas students will cover around 4,700 miles for a 70-day record trip from Austin to Alaska on June 2. Known as the Livestrong Texas 4000 for Cancer, the cyclists will raise awareness and money for research as they trek the distance.
Texas 4000 is a charity biking group made up of those whose lives have been touched by cancer. The UT riders are at the heart of the organization and handle training, fundraising and safety education. Guiding them through the process are…
Monte Bella Bike Trails Mountain Bike Trail
Brownsville, Tx, Texas
Description: On the east side of parking area, there is a warm-up loop that goes around the big field. On the west side, the main trail goes back along a resaca (ditch) – follow this all the way until it ends and that’s where the main trail starts. There is nothing very technical in Brownsville, but the trails offer a fairly high speed course. There are a lot of tight switchbacks that you have to hammer the brakes going in to, then put the power…
Fire-Ant 100K Tour in Gatesville, TX
by WB admin The Wheel Brothers – Cycling in Texas
The 17th Annual Fire-Ant 100K Tour benefiting various scholars invites you to join their upcoming ride happening on June 9, 2012 at Coryell County Activity Complex
We were lucky enough to be granted an interview with Laura White of Fire-Ant 100K Tour to ask some questions about their upcoming ride.
Why join the Ride?
This is a ride that’s early enough in the summer to be a “warmup” for Wichita Falls’ “Hotter’N’You Know What” ride, so we’re a lot cooler. One of the attractions to many of our riders is that it’s not hampered by lots of city traffic, which is a challenge in some of the larger metropolitan areas. Our county roads are paved and…