Tagged Bike Safety

Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup January 6th

Rad Reportage: 2014 Texas Cyclocross State Championships Photo Gallery

Ride for Reading El Paso

Fronteras 330: Bicycling in the Southwest – Foster & Pearson

Fronteras: A Changing America (Ep. 330) Monica Ortiz Uribe has a discussion with Bennet Foster, President of Velo Paso and George Pearson, League Cycling Instructor #2614 about bicycle safety and future plans to make the area more bike friendly. More information about…

Houston Ghost Bikes
The Houston Ghost Bike Facebook page is about keeping track of all cyclist who has passed away from car related incidents, poor streets related incidents, & crime related incidents against cyclist.

The page will keep track of cyclists death, names, location, news article, vigil events, court trial dates, and…

San Antonio Cycling Club Ride Schedule

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM:
Lonesome Oak Ride, 26 or 33 miles
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM:
Leon Creek Trails, Mainland Trail Head
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM:
Port SA Afternoon Ride
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM:
Leon Creek Trails, Mainland Trail Head
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM:
The Amigos Ride

Texas student taking summer bike ride

Picture Cutline: (l to r) Bill Wallace, Ashley Wallace, Louise Dannehl, Jerry Dannehl.
Ashley Wallace, of Austin, Texas will be going on a cancer bike ride this summer called the Texas 4000.

Her father is Bill Wallace, who is from Lexington. He is the brother of cancer patient Louise Dannehl.

Ashley Wallace says the Texas 4000 is a bike ride from Texas to Alaska.

“So Texas 4000 is the longest charity bike ride in the world. It’s twice the length of the Tour De France. And it’s about 90 students from the University of Texas at Austin riding their bikes from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska to raise…

Bayou City Outdoors

Date: January 25, 2014
Event: Bayou City Outdoors

About the Ride: This is a very social ride (we chat a lot) and all levels of riders are welcome. We will start the morning off with a leisurely coffee at Onion Creek and then cruise through 2-3 markets to shop for fresh produce, sauces, jams, and bread. This is a 12-15 mile ride that lasts about three hours so bring plenty of water and a backpack to carry your goodies!

Plan on sticking around after the ride to enjoy lunch at Onion Creek Cafe.  They are a locally owned eatery and one of the first of it’s kind.  Good food, good brews and…

City of McAllen Arbor Day Challenge

Date: January 25, 2014
Event: City of McAllen Arbor Day Challenge

About the Ride: This past year, the City of McAllen, Keep McAllen Beautiful, and Texas Forestry Service organized our first annual Arbor Day Challenge.  This year, we teamed up again to bring you an exciting, family-friendly event that will play an important role in “planting” the future for trees in our city.

This coming year, on January 25th, 2014, Keep McAllen Beautiful will be hosting the second annual Arbor Day Challenge.  We invite you to come out and participate with the rest of your community!  Get active, celebrate trees, and…

Bike crash temporarily sidelines Fit City

By Pam LeBlanc
I’m really bad at sitting still. Which means, of course, that I’m really bad at injuries.

Saturday, I was riding my new dual suspension mountain bike at the Slaughter Creek Trail with my husband and some friends when I hit a patch of jagged limestone and got slammed to the ground. Just like that my right leg and arm looked like I’d gotten into a wrestling match with a dozen angry house cats.

The fall won me a trip to the minor emergency center, where the doctor ordered…

New Events Added to Texbiker.net Calendar



Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for September 24th

Biking from Austin to Denver
… I wish I could do it! 1400 Miles is a new campaign and film following Texas craft beer brewers cycling from Austin to Denver in 14 days to raise awareness for prostate cancer. The ride kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Austin’s North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery (NXNW) at 7 am and ends in Denver on Tuesday, Oct. 8 just in time for the Great American Beer Festival. How freaking cool is that?
Austin Beer Works hosts a party tomorrow, Tuesday, from 6-9pm to celebrate the cyclists and kick off the ride.
Motivated by NXNW’s Brewmaster Don Thompson’s inspirational recovery from prostate cancer, the two-week ride will…

Bike Safety Expo To Promote Safety Among Cyclists and Motorists [Audio]
by Roni Vowels        kfyo.com

On Tuesday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News, Susan Alger, spokeswoman for the West Texas Cycling Association, gave the details of next month’s Bike Safety Expo to educate motorists and cyclists on safety measures that should be taken when sharing the road. The expo will take place on Saturday October 19th at the South Plains Mall from noon to 4 pm.
The Association has teamed up with University Medical Center for brain injury awareness month and…

The Byke Project
Wednesday Night, Sept 25th, The Byke Project is taking it to the streets, GreenStreet to be exact.
“Destination GreenStreet” is an all inclusive bike ride hosted by the Byke Project & Greenstreet in Downtown (formerly known as Houston Pavilions).
The ride meets from 6 – 7pm at UNDERDOG Bar at 4212 Washington Ave. where beer and bites will be served. The ride departs at 7pm on a 10 – 15 mile casual route before we end at…

Do you need a ‘black box’ camera for your bike?
Rideye is a video camera that goes on your handlebars or helmet. Its continuous footage can be examined after an accident.
by Tim Hornyak        news.cnet.com

Accidents with cars killed 677 cyclists in the US in 2011, according to the Department of Transporation. Another 48,000 were injured.
But do cyclists need a “black box” to record video that could be used in a crash investigation?
Rideye is a high-def video camera that records footage from the cyclist’s point of view. The device, which is in the pre-production phase, could very well be a vital tool following a…

Reveille Peak Mountain Biking!

-Watch in HD!
-First time at Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, Texas.
-Trails in video: Race loop, Reveille Peak loop, Epic, Flowtrack, and more!
-Visit rprtexas.com for more info on this 1300 acre outdoor wonderland.
-RIP Karate Monkey Clip.

Walnut Wednesday Workday and Volunteer Appreciation BBQ
The Austin Mountain Bikers Meetup Group
Wednesday, October 2, 2013        5:30 PM
Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park
12138 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX (map)

Look for the white pickup truck with ARR banner and white popup.
What:  Walnut Wednesday Workday and Volunteer Appreciation BBQ
When: Wednesday, October 1 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM
Where: Walnut Creek in the pool parking lot. Look for the white pickup truck with ARR banner and white popup.

What: We will be doing about an hour’s worth of trail work (yes, RichFit so bring gloves and some digging tools), and then we will have a full BBQ spread and fixins under the popup starting at 7:00PM.  I will have schwag and other goodies for the volunteers that have put in the hours through the…

Fort Davis Cyclefest Bear Mountain (Video Presentation)
Pedal Pushers
Fort Davis Cyclefest
Fort Davis, Texas
September 21, 2013
The Fort Davis Cyclefest features a 75 mile scenic loop over the Davis Mountains. There are three major hills ranging from 1-3 miles of climb and one “heartbreak” (11%) hill after one thinks he is finished with the hills on the route.

Earlier this year I received a new “toy” from my boys: a GoPro Hero 3 video camera. Fort Davis was my big chance to show shots heretofore not available using my point and shoot camera. I could show climbs and downhills and document people passing me left and…

Southside Lion’s Park Ride
Hill Country Bicycle Touring Club
Sunday, September 29th:   Ride starts at 7:30 from the Southside Lions Park (4600 Pecan Valley Road).  We will meet at the greenway trailhead.  To get there, turn left as you enter the park from Pecan Valley Road and follow the road around.  The greenway entrance is  from a parking lot on your left.   Look for cars or people you recognize.  This is a 40 mile out and back ride along greenway trails that lead to the dog park just inside of McAllister Park.  There are some short stretches of packed gravel so some may wish to bring an off-road or hybrid bike although you can ride these stretches on a…

Save the Date! Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference 2014

Plans are underway for the 2014 Texas Trails and Active Transportation (TTAT) Conference and Texas Bike Summit, coming to Fort Worth March 26-28, 2014.

TTAT is hosted by the Texas Trails Network and BikeTexas in non-legislative session years. TTAT brings together planners, trails experts and professionals, elected officials, advocacy and transportation groups, and active transportation enthusiasts from around Texas to learn and network over three days packed with speakers, breakout sessions, and mobile workshops.

You don’t want to miss this great conference! Register now to join us in Fort Worth in March. Can’t wait that long to interact with trails and…

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Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for July 22nd

San Antonio Housing Authority hosts Mission Road Bike Ride
On July 13, 2013, the San Antonio Housing Authority hosted the Mission Road Bike Ride. An estimated 60 bicyclists, from toddlers in bike trailers to senior citizens, rode from SAHA’s offices on Flores St. through the neighborhoods to Mission Concepcion, less than 3 miles away. …

Summer X Games ride into Austin: Austin wins summer X Games bid, prepares to welcome extreme fans
By Bobby Blanchard, Sara Beth Purdy            www.dailytexanonline.com

Within the state of Texas, sports are a way of life. Home to two MLB teams, two NFL teams, three NBA teams, NBC’s Friday Night Lights and a mob of frenzied fans, Texas is known for its all-American, traditional sports culture.
But the decision by ESPN to bring the summer X Games, a competition featuring events including motocross, rallycross, skateboarding and BMX, to Austin next May has the power to change the…

Smurfboy River Legacy Race Results
Saturday, July 13, 2013 6:00 PM (GMT-5)
Race info
Sport:     Cycling – mtn cross-country
Start type:     Mass start
Racers:     105
Laps:     Time-limited
Timed on:     iPad
Timed with:     Webscorer PRO
Version:     1.6.1
Location:     Dallas, TX
Country:     United States
Updated:     Sun, July 21, 2013    11:03 PM (GMT-5)…

Metro train hits, kills woman on bike in downtown Houston
By Dale Lezon        www.chron.com

A young woman on bicycle died after being hit by a Metro train Monday morning in downtown Houston, officials said.
The incident occurred about 8:10 a.m. on Main near Walker, according to the Houston Police Department.
Patrick Negly said the collision occurred almost right in fron of where he was sitting. He said he saw the person riding a bicycle down the tracks. He said he started screaming for the person to get out of the way. Then he saw the impact.
Negly believes the person was…

Chili’s donating to Cycle for Hope on Monday
By KCBD Staff
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – If you feel like going out to eat tonight and also want to help out a good cause you can head over to Chili’s on Slide Road.
From 4 p.m. until close Monday night, anyone who presents the flyer attached to this story will have 10 percent of their order donated to the upcoming Cycle for Hope event here in Lubbock. …

How GIS Can Help Make for Safer Routes to School
by Michelle Fisher        www.stnonline.com

In the recent webinar, “Harnessing the Power of GIS for Safe Routes to School,” the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) National Partnership brought together GIS experts to discuss current uses, trends and stumbling blocks in school- and route-planning efforts.

This webinar, along with a new SRTS report, was designed to help school administrators better understand GIS tools and maps that work to improve student safety. …

…He pointed webinar participants to the report, “A Framework for GIS and Safe Routes to School: Improving Data Collection, Access and Usage,” which reports findings and recommendations from 15 GIS experts who participated in an April SRTS forum in Austin, Texas. …

Well, it wasn’t Paris France…
Plano Bicycling Association
…But it was still the Tour de Paris (Texas) and it was conquered by one of the PBA’s most admired cycling families: the Atkinson’s; Kathy, David, and Matt.

Voting and Suggestions for Bike Share Stations Begins Today

A San Antonio B-cycle stationBike sharing is coming to Austin! Joining San Antonio, Houston, and Fort Worth, Austin will soon become the fourth Texas city to have a bike sharing program. In the meantime, the City of Austin’s Public Works Department and local non-profit Bike Share of Austin need your input. They’re requesting feedback from the public to identify bike share locations throughout the city.

Individuals are asked to suggest where they would like a station to be placed and vote for already suggested locations. Participants are also asked to select a color preference for…

Rebecca Creek Ride
San Antonio Wheelmen
Date:     07/28/2013
Time:     08:00 AM-11:00 AM
Location:     Bulverde Elementary School
Bulverde, TX
Rebecca Creek Ride (N) [R to H] Routes of 16, 22, 32, and 48 miles.

The new & improved Rebecca now includes water stops on all routes. The short routes are rolling, while the 32 & 48 mile rides have lots of hills. Ride starts at Bulverde Elementary School. Take US 281 North to the FM 1863/Bulverde exit. Turn left and…


Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for June 27th

Houston will add 150 miles of bike trails, $200M bill

HOUSTON – The city of Houston announced on Wednesday it is adding 150 miles of bike trails.
Houston already has 300 miles of bike and hike trails. Many of the new trails will run along the bayous and some will be dedicated to bikes only while some trails will share the road with traffic. The new trails will cost $200 million. Half of the bill will be paid for by private donations.

Team Time Trial: Practice Makes Perfect
By Kim            bicyclesoutbackracing.net

With the mid-season break almost upon us, the last race before the hiatus is the Texas State Time Trial in Lytle, TX. Not one of our ladies has ever participated in this event; we decided it would be wise to get together to practice for the team time trial. This is where four members complete a relatively flat 40K course and rotate efficiently for about 30 minutes and then swing a u-turn and make like a barn sour horse and haul butt home. You can drop one person from…

Tech to Make Your Bike Safer
by Cali Lewis            geekbeat.tv

Deal paves way for 160-mile bayou trail effort

Houston City Council on Wednesday approved an agreement with the Houston Parks Board to tackle the ambitious trails plan voters approved in a $166 million bond issue last November.
The Bayou Greenways 2020 project fulfills a century-old vision first laid out by urban planner Arthur Comey in 1912, with a $205 million, 160-mile connected networks of citywide trails. As the name implies, the…

Biking lanes for Toll Road 49 in jeopardy
By Laura Sadler            www.kltv.com
KLTV.com-Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News
Tyler, Texas – The Texas Department of Transportation announced this morning that they will not allow bicyclists to ride on TxDOT toll roads.

This has the Tyler Biking Club and other East Texas bicyclists worried about their future plans to ride on Toll Road 49.

“It’s very hard for me to see my way clear to vote, to really allow bicycles on a 80-plus mile an hour toll road. It’s just very, very difficult to me to see that as…

Mineral Wells Summer Time Trial • Jun 15 2013
Results for these categories
• Men Cat 3     • Men Cat 4
• Men Cat 5     • Men Cat1/2/3/4 Master 40+
• Men Cat1/2/3/4 Master 50+     • Men Cat1/2/3/4 Master 60+
• Men Cat4/5 Master 35+     • Men Pro1/2/3
• Women Cat 3     • Women Cat 4
• Women Cat1/2/3/4     • Women Cat1/2/3/4 Junior 10-14
• Women Cat1/2/3/4 Master 40+

City of Sugar Land releases final draft of Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan
By: Rex Knepp        www.examiner.com
The City of Sugar Land, Texas, released the final draft of its Master Plan for bicycles and pedestrians to the public on June 26. The plan is now available for public inspection on the city’s website. A Pedestrian and Bicycle Task Force has been at work on the plan since February, 2012. This is an update to the Plan as suggested by the city’s Comprehensive Mobility Plan, adopted in 2011. Public input to the updated plan was gathered through an online survey and…

Charity bike ride a challenge overcome by teamwork
by Jared Janes | The Monitor

If South Texas’ withering heat doesn’t wear them down, the hills just might.

On a 250-mile bike ride from here to San Antonio that commences Friday, there are numerous enemies, including fatigue, self-doubt or an unseen rock that could leave several people planted on the pavement. But in contrast to the often competitive world of cycling, it’s nice to have a fellow rider there to pick you up.

“We’re in a big group, and we have to go all the way to San Antonio,” said Kara Urbina, a marathoner-turned-cyclist who will join the…

Anderssen, Nowles win B&G Club bike rodeo
By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

Thursday, June 20, a Bicycle Rodeo was held at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bandera County – Bandera Unit. The B&G Club partnered with Bandera County 4-H and the AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers.

Approximately 25 youngsters received basic bicycle safety instruction, rode an obstacle course and competing for the…

The RLAG swapmeet is here!
Austin Ridge Riders
If you have any cycling gear, bike parts or accessories in need of a new home, or you’re just looking for a few things to add to your collection, then the RLAG swapmeet is for you.  Gather your gear and get ready for some swappin’ following the July 1 ride!

Burn Your Buns Bike Ride A Scorcher on the Fourth of July
Burn Your Buns Bike Ride benefits Bridgewood FarmsThe Burn Your Buns Bike Ride benefits Bridgewood Farms. Bridgewood Farms is a residential community for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Residents support the farm by raising poinsettias and with a ceramics business.

The Burn Your Buns Bike Ride begins at 7:30 a.m. on July 4. Bridgewood Farms with co presenters, The Woodlands Cycling Club and the Lake Conroe Rotary Club offers…