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Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for July 19th

Tour de Longneques
July 28th
Tour de Longneques will depart Castell, TX for a ride to the courthouse square in Llano and return to Castell.  The distance is 36 miles plus a few hundred yards. Meet-up at The Castell General Store.   Wheels rolling at 0800.  This is a militantly not (as opposed to dis) organized ride.  There will be at least one SAG vehicle and bottled water and “facilities” are available at several capitalistic enterprises operating around the square.

As usual, there will be a post-ride ceremonial soak in the healing rapids of the Llano River in Castell, The Castell General Store will be serving BBQ and Lone Star Longnecks will be available at low event prices.  Various furriner beers are also usually available but at less attractive prices (besides, a Lone Star Longneck is de riguer after the completing The Tour.  Don’t forget to come prepared for the soak in the Llano River!

In past TdL happenings the SAG vehicles were available to get…

Chaparral Trail/NorthEast Texas Trail – RIDE OPPORTUNITY!!!! – AUGUST 10TH!
by jlynnbob            www.bikeforums.net
Folks, you may have seen my post recently about my adventure exploring the Chaparral Trail between Farmersville and Paris. If not, but you have heard about the Chaparral Trail and have thought… maybe someday I’ll go out there and check it out… Well, SOMEDAY HAS COME! Take a look at the…

Goodbye Cycle Thursday Evening Ride
rain or shine @ 6pm.
We ride a 25 to 30 mile loop at a pretty quick pace but we do not leave anyone behind. Typically we have two groups, a faster group and a slower group. It’s a great way to connect with local cyclists. One of the reasons we do it on thursday is so people can find riding partners for bigger rides during the weekend.

New Law — Now What?
Alliance for Biking & Walking: People Powered Blog
New Realities, Challenges and Opportunities of the Federal Transportation Law

There is a lot of bad news for biking and walking advocates in MAP-21. Coordinating closely with many and diverse partners, we worked very hard to maintain the already disproportionately low funding dedicated for biking and walking and get some key policy reforms. The conference negotiation process resulted in a transportation law that is several steps back rather than forward.

Looking back over all our efforts the past four years, it is easy to ask “What if … ?” but MAP-21 passed because it was so craftily packaged that even…

No Country for Old Men Ultra Bicycle Race
by Darryl            lovingthebike.com

Dex Tooke is one wild man ultra endurance cyclist, and now he’s putting on his own challenge to bring out other ultra cycling maniacs to join him.  You might remember Dex from a post we did that featured him a while back.  He has taken on the Race Across America (RAAM) a few times now and last year he became the sixth rider over 60 years of age to complete the event.  Dex is also the rider featured in what I consider to be one of the most beautiful cycling photos in the world.  Have a look a…

Owens Trail Closure July 23 to July 27
by bergerandfries        Bike Friendly Richardson
FYI, Owens Trail will be closed July 23 to July 27 for repairs. The gate across the creek bridge will be closed and locked. Dan Baker at the city says, “We are anticipating the repairs to take 5 days leaving that section of the trail closed Monday – Friday of next week (July 23 – 27). There is an issue with the concrete panel that abuts…

Bike Ride in Texas 7.15.12 Nutria & Road Upkeep in the sticks.
by sbegot

On today’s bike ride in addition to the hundreds of deer I always see but can never seem to get on video….I saw nutria in a pond and show off the newly re-surfaced road and views of Texas after the rains that fell today. It was cool…

Walking The Gateway Park Mountain Bike Trail Finding Tasty California Peaches
by Durango Texas
For my mid-day doctor prescribed daily constitutional today I went to Gateway Park to walk, not bike, the Gateway Park Mountain Bike Trail.

When you walk a trail that you’ve previously biked, it looks way different on two feet than two wheels, because when you are on two wheels you have…

Texas Bicycling Daily News Roundup for April 1st

Justin Moore  (@bikegeek)        via Twitter

The views of bluebonnets on this afternoon’s 30 mile ride were simply stunning…

Individual Time Trial #2 Results
Team McAllen Cycling
Results are now available for the public to see.  Scores will be updated later.

Weekly Club Rides
Pearland Cycling Club
May – September at 7:30am
October – April at 8:00am

Year Round at 8:00am

9330 Broadway (FM 518)
in Pearland
1.3 mi east of SH 288

2012 Texas “Come And Take It” Bicycle Race in Gonzales Texas

Visit the link above for the picture

Spokes N Spurs; Getting There
by Roy and Christine        Pedal Pushers
We have mentioned before that going early to a ride location allows us to explore and experience the flavor of the area. Getting to and arrival at Liberty Hill, Texas was a great experience. First, just traveling to Liberty Hill was a delight. The wildflowers are plentiful this year, and we found ourselves stopping every few miles to take pictures of the countryside and flowers. And we were in good company. Half of the other…

Carrollton Cycling Club

39th Annual Easter Hill Country Tour

The Fort Worth Bicycling Association invites you to the 39th Annual Easter Hill Country Tour. Experience the charm and hospitality of the Texas Hill Country and three days of the best riding Texas has to offer for as little as $45. Quiet, well-paved roads, challenging terrain and panoramic scenery have made the EHCT one of the premier cycling events in Texas. …

jerald roll (@grandpajerald)    via Twitter

April’s fools day group ride 50 miles

Steam-N-Wheels – Abilene, TX

Presented by City of Abilene Recreation Division & Abilene Bicycling Club
Abilene, TX
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Online Registration Closes Friday, March 16, 2012 at 6:00 AM ET
Sponsored by:

The first 200 ENTRIES will receive Long Sleeve T-Shirts
RACE DATE: Saturday, March 24, 2012
DISTANCES:   48 Mile Race/Tour     32 Mile Fun Ride    12 Mile Fun Ride
LOCATION:  Nelson Park (Festival Gardens); 2050 Zoo Lane (Loop 322 & TX 36)
STARTING TIME:    10:00a.m.; Starting Lane Instructions at 9:50a.m.

ENTRY FEE:  $25.00 pre-registration; $30.00 Event Day registration. (Non-refundable)
Make checks payable to:  City of Abilene
MAIL-IN PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 9, 2012 – 5:00p.m.
WALK-IN  REGISTRATION:          $25 Week of March 19-23, 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.; (Rec. Office)
EVENT DAY REGISTRATION:       $30 Saturday, March 24, 7:30 – 9:45 A.M. (on site)

City of Abilene Recreation Division
Bike Race
P.O. Box 60
Abilene, TX  79604   ** Please include entry fee and entry form! **

Happy New Rear Bike Ride – Blue Ridge, TX

Happy New Rear Bike Ride 2012
Blue Ridge Community Center
Sunday, January 1, 2012 @ 11:00 AM
Blue Ridge Community Center
200 W. Tilton Street Blue Ridge, TX

With T-shirt: $30 through December 1st.
Without T-shirt: $15 through Dec 1st; $20 through December 31 and $25 on January 1

Online registration

January 1st is on a Sunday this year, so we want to make it easy for you to enjoy our ride and your normal Sunday routine. As result, we will offer 2 start times: 11am and 1pm. Please indicate your preferred start time on your registration form.
Great Routes

We offer routes of 15, 28 and 40 miles. Come on out and enjoy a nice ride in the country. Break Points along the way, some even have indoor plumbing.
Comfy Start Site

Our start site is the Community Center in Blue Ridge, located at 200 W. Tilton Street, Blue Ridge, TX 75424. It is warm and cozy, with indoor plumbing, a coffee pot and plenty of room for eating and sharing stories with your friends.
Day of Ride Registration

We do offer registration on the day of the ride. It is $25.
Additional Information

The Tradition Returns
For several years, new friends and old friends have been joining me for a nice bike ride in the country – with some black-eyed peas and cornbread for dessert. This year we are bringing back our same traditional riding and eating experience, with a bit of a twist or two.

Just what kind of ride is this?
We should make it clear that this is not a big time bike rally with a full blown production behind it. This is a simple ride, more like a glorified club ride. We have nice routes with break points that are stocked with fluids and snacks. We have a few friendly volunteers to help take care of you on the road, and some even nicer ones who have cooked black-eyed peas and cornbread for you to enjoy after the ride. My Mom will even be there to make you feel at home. So come on out and join us for a pleasant ride to give the new year a healthy start.