If you have ever ventured into the Wild West soap opera of Texas bike racing, and the anonymous txbra.org forums (yes, they still exist, and they’re just as glorious and horrifying as ever), you have likely seen a mixture of backstabbing comments, trolling, and genuine discussion. Following the State Criterium Championships last week, an interesting post regarding racer safety, as well as the responsibility of bike race promoters and bike racers, spawned a heated conversation.
Here, Jordan Oroshiba, 21, a category 2 bike racer, full-time student, and owner of Cadence Coaching, wades in with his personal thoughts on racer responsibility.
Memorial Day in Texas is for criterium racing, and the last couple years also for rain. With our El Nino summer in full swing, Memorial Day weekend saw two apocalyptic rain storms sweep through Texas, turning much of the drought ravaged state into a …
April Corbin, PeopleForBikes equity writer
Equity in bike share isn’t going to happen on its own.
Innovators will have to experiment with strategies and efforts in order to find best practices. Luckily, there are at least half a dozen cities in the United States ready to do this.
We would know. The Better Bike Share Partnership announced today that it has awarded nearly $375,000 in grants to bike share operators and community organizations that are working to make bike share programs more equitable. The Partnership has also funded an academic research team that will look at data and equity outcomes in Philadelphia, which launched their bike share system Indego in late April.
This first round of grant money is part of $900,000 that The JPB Foundation-funded Better Bike Share Partnership will award over the …
For the people with n+1 bikes
By Jeremy Cook makezine.com
Many bikes have kickstands, some are simply placed on the ground. When a bike is in its normal storage place, however, a dedicated place to keep it (or them) can make that location much more pleasing. If you’d rather not simply buy one, these six DIY bike storage methods should give you some ideas for how to make your own. …
by Durango Texas durangotexas.blogspot.com
The flooded month of June greatly hampered my outdoor activities. No Tandy Hills hiking, one or two bike rides, a walk with the Village Creek Natural Historical Area Indian Ghosts, with way too many walks around my neighborhood, mostly up the hill to …
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TYLER (KYTX) – National Bike Month is coming to an end tonight and all month long two East Texas law firms have been giving away free bicycle helmets to kids.
Spiva Law group along with Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry Law Firm have handed out nearly 15,000 free helmets through the “Heads in Helmets” campaign.
Over the weekend the East Texas Triathletes and Tyler Bicycle Club hosted an event at UT Tyler to raise …
by Joe Hyde sanangelolive.com
The City Council will review the results of a consultant’s $185,000 road condition study of the entire city on Tuesday morning at their regularly-scheduled meeting. In the agenda packet, city staff provided a layered, Adobe PDF of the results of the study.
Bell Street and Ben Ficklin appear to be very poor streets. The roads in the sector east of downtown around Bell Street also appear to have poor conditions. Down towards Lake Nasworthy, S. Country Club Rd. is listed as poor in the study. For the smoothest roads, try …
by Brian Bethel www.reporternews.com
ABILENE, Texas – Abilene’s planning and zoning commission passed on to the Abilene City Council a revision of the city’s 1983 bicycle plan.
“Not many of the recommendations of that plan have been implemented,” said Jon James, planning and development director for the city of Abilene. “So what we’re hopeful (for) in this case is we’ll adopt this plan and we’ve already got CIP (Capital Improvement Program) dollars ready to go to start working on some of these projects.”
Bicycle enthusiast Mark Spurlock, speaking at a …
On the longest annual charity bicycle ride in the world, the Texas 4000 team will be rolling through Pauls Valley on Thursday, June 4, just six days after departing from Austin, Texas on their way to Anchorage, Alaska.
While in Pauls Valley, the 2015 Texas 4000 Team will celebrate and share hope, knowledge and charity with friends and family before continuing 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 …
By Jacob McAdams Eastex Advocate
Della’s Pizza Kitchen and the Texas Grill hosted a benefit on May 30 called the “Ride for Hope,” which was designed to help benefit and promote Camp Hope to help United States veterans fighting against post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Camp Hope is an organization that provides interim housing for veterans and their families suffering from PTSD. The organization began in 2012 and is located in Houston, Texas. Those who attend are able to stay among peers and receive help in dealing with the …
By: KBTX News Staff www.kbtx.com
More than twenty bike riders from the University of Texas in Austin biked their way into College Station Monday.
They’re part of the Texas 4000 bike ride that travels from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska.
The federal non-profit is considered the longest annual charity bicycle ride in the …
Tweets About Texas Bicycling
— Nic D What Up?! (@NicholasDeLuna) June 2, 2015
— BikeRangers (@BikeRangers) June 2, 2015
— GWCChuck (@GWCChuck) June 2, 2015
— EP Cyclists (@EPCyclists) June 1, 2015
Brownsville Named Bicycling Capital of the RGV by Texas Legislature: http://t.co/0fNIR5SrHG
— Access Brownsville (@acsbrownsville) June 1, 2015
It's official the Martinez Street Women's Center will have an Earn-A-Bike Coop at Lockwood Park …… https://t.co/P3VbjUxIqU
— Edith Lopez Estrada (@E_Lopez_E) June 1, 2015
— Bike Barn (@BikeBarnTX) June 1, 2015
Great 38mi cruise around Clear Lake with ol' Nicky Lance, your 2012 ultimate frisbee Callahan Award… https://t.co/klORtSoyID
— Allen Kuo (@kuotient) June 1, 2015
— Sun & Ski (@SunAndSki) June 1, 2015
A friend had his garage broken into. APD was on the scene–still working this string of bike thefts. Remember, lock your bikes up securely!
— Bicycle Sport Shop (@BSS_Austin) June 1, 2015
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— George Amen (@jore346) June 1, 2015
Texas State TT approaches – a quick bang for the buck free speed guide to get you ready – http://t.co/5rNXkQAwbw
— ATC Racing (@ATCRacingTeam) June 1, 2015
— Bayou City Outdoors (@BayouCityOutdrs) June 1, 2015
— Edgar Gaucin (@edgargaucin) June 1, 2015
2015, THE YEAR THE TRAIL DROWNED
Our 2015 spring has been one for the record books. We have had storm after… http://t.co/zWLXeUO6Ay
— DORBA (@dorbaonline) June 1, 2015
Texas Bicycling Upcoming Event Reminders
2 Day Alert: Memorial Park Criterium, Jun 03, 2015 05:00PM – Memorial Park Picnic Loop @ Washington Ave./ Memorial Park, Houston, TX, US
— Rick Ankrum (@texbiker) June 1, 2015
2 Day Alert: Bicycles Inc. Wednesday Night Crits – Fort Worth, TX, Jun 03, 2015 05:15PM – Jack Newell Drive S and Gravel Road, Forth Wor
— Rick Ankrum (@texbiker) June 1, 2015