Gear up for a bicycle race
City to host second annual Cyclocross event
BY NATHANIEL MILLER www.oaoa.com
Get ready to get down and dirty with your bicycle and other racers as the City of Odessa is scheduled to host their Second Annual Comanche Cross.
Set for noon Saturday, the event will consist of four categories — three for adults and one for children — and take place at McKinney Park. Participants will be placed in categories based on their age and athletic abilities.
Scott Anderson, assistant director for Odessa Parks and Recreation, said the event was only in its second year, but he is hoping for more than the 35 people who…
One person dead in bicycle vs vehicle accident
Longview, Texas (KETK) — One person is dead in a bicycle vs vehicle collision Monday night.
It happened at 6:58 p.m. near the intersection of Buchanan Street and Mobberly Avenue in Longview.
When Longview Police arrived on scene, witnesses told police that a bicycle rider had pulled out from Buchanan Street and into the path of a van owned by…
New bike rack just one part of smoothing cycle-bus connections
By Dug Begley blog.chron.com
Texas Bicycle Coalition Executive director Robin Stallings, foreground, and Sherman Phillips place their bikes on a bike rack April 20, 2007 in Houston. Photo: Kevin Fujii / Houston Chronicle
Tuesday’s story on a Rice University project to create bus racks capable of holding three bikes is important for anyone who’s had to wait for the next bus to schlep their bike somewhere.
There’s a lot more to helping connect bike riders to buses, however.
Promotion and improved mapping are just two of the ways to better connect bicyclists to buses and trains, according to a team of Rice students tasked with helping Metropolitan Transit Authority officials outline strategies. In a report to a Metro board subcommittee on Monday, the students found 84 percent of current riders who bring their bike to a bus do so more than twice a week, and nearly 9 out of 10 would…
Group Workout Jan 12, 2014
By Williams Racing Academy
Eight men enter…one man leaves. Good fun on a beautiful day in Wimberley!
Body of bicyclist found in Houston bayou
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say a man found dead in a bayou apparently had been riding his bicycle and was struck by a vehicle that sped away.
Police on Tuesday asked for the public’s help in identifying and locating the hit-and-run driver.
An autopsy has been ordered on a body found floating Monday night in…
Austin residents join Oak Parkers in seeking Divvy bike program
By Katy Kather Austintalks.org
A little over six months after the Divvy bike-sharing program launched in Chicago, the city’s most-populated neighborhood doesn’t have a single station — but that could change, according to a city transportation official.
Of the city’s 400 bike stations, just two are slated for the West Side, including neighboring Austin.
In November, the Chicago Department of Transportation received a federal grant to build 75 more stations this year, bringing the total number of…
— Austin Bike Program (@COABikeProgram) January 14, 2014
— Bike Barn (@BikeBarnTX) January 14, 2014
Very sad story, another cyclist killed in hit and run. Body found in the waters of Brays Bayou – http://t.co/p7gTLweLUe
— Houston CriticalMass (@HoustonCM) January 14, 2014
— Michael Johnson (@MJDrive) January 14, 2014
I posted a new photo to Facebook http://t.co/Ixxuip1wwr
— Bicycle & Run Path (@bicyclerunpath) January 14, 2014
— Michael Johnson (@MJDrive) January 14, 2014
This marks the third hit and run killing of a cyclist in 45 days. The hits may be accidental. The runs never are. http://t.co/ypaS6oGHdq
— Critical Mass Hou (@MassHouston) January 14, 2014
— Boneshaker Project (@BoneshakerTX) January 14, 2014
— TexasBikeRacing.com (@txbikeracing) January 14, 2014
— Air Alliance Houston (@airallianceHOU) January 14, 2014
@margaretfelice Unfortunately, neither the Texas heat nor the Texas roads are conducive to bicycling. Drivers pay no attention to you.
— Kyle Cupp (@kylecupp) January 14, 2014
We're looking forward to hosting race #1 of the Texas High School Mountain Bike Racing season, Feb. 8-9!… http://t.co/os214Lu1Vl
— Reveille Peak Ranch (@RPRTexas) January 14, 2014
Ready for a challenge and a day of bigtime fun? Come out on January 26th and race Rudolph's Revenge. Get free socks, lots of smiles and…
— Texas MTB Trails (@TexasMTBtrails) January 14, 2014
— BSS CX Club (@BSSCX) January 14, 2014
THIS SATURDAY join us for the Comanche Cross! On-site registration begins at 12pm! Follow the link for more info. http://t.co/qi46esrUU0
— Peyton's Bikes (@PeytonsBikes) January 14, 2014
Today in Houston bike lanes: bottle of Febreeze, VW logo, 2×4's and a 25' tape measure. #bikecommute
— groovehouse (@groovehouse) January 14, 2014
— HOLLAND RACING (@HOLLANDRACERS) January 14, 2014
— Texas Cyclocross (@TexasCX) January 14, 2014