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Texas Bicycling Daily News Roundup June 4th

Dallas Now Has a Bike Score, and It Sucks
By Eric Nicholson        blogs.dallasobserver.com

Walk Score became a thing almost as soon as the company first began rating the pedestrian-friendliness of cities and neighborhoods in 2007. By now, it’s so firmly established that it’s worked its way into the vernacular of real estate and urban planning. Zillow, for example, includes a walk score for every property it lists, and Phoenix used the data to determine where to locate light-rail stations.
A year ago, the company branched out into wheeled transport and began giving a bike score to an ever-expanding circle of neighborhoods and cities. That circle now…


More prominent role for cycling envisioned
Cyclists say momentum on their side
By Lindsay Peyton        www.chron.com
As cycling’s popularity rises in Houston, city officials and planners see the west side of the Inner Loop as the logical next place to focus energy on developing a more prominent role for the quiet, eco-friendly mode of transportation.

Rice University, the Texas Medical Center and area shopping districts already attract cyclists, said Laura Spanjian, sustainability director for Mayor Annise Parker.
“There’s a lot of bike commuters to Rice,” she said. “There’s already some good infrastructure there.”

The city is looking at ways to expand offerings in the neighborhood, with one option being…


Feds will stop hyping effectiveness of bike helmets
by Jim Titus        greatergreaterwashington.org
Two federal government agencies will withdraw their longstanding claims that bicycle helmets prevent head injuries. The decision comes in response to a petition the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA) filed under the federal Data Quality Act.

In 1989, a study in Seattle estimated that helmets prevent 85% of head injuries. Later efforts to replicate those results found a weaker connection between helmets and head injuries, but public health advocates, government web sites, and the news media often present it as fact.

Bad information can cause problems, even when it is promoted with the best intentions. If people think that…


Cedar Park High School grad cycling 4000 miles to Alaska
www.hillcountrynews.com

CEDAR PARK — Rachel Engler, a 2009 graduate of Cedar Park High School, won’t spend her first summer after college graduation looking for a job. Instead, she will pedal more than 4,000 miles from Cedar Park to Anchorage, Alaska with Texas 4000, the longest annual charity event bike ride in the world.

For Engler, who graduated May 17 from UT’s nursing’s undergraduate honors program, the ride is a fitting start to her career plan. “I will be working with cancer patients in my role as a nurse,” she said. “Texas 4000 is such an…


TxDOT Proposes Banning Cyclists from Toll Roads
BikeTexas.org
The May 30 Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) meeting included an agenda item regarding the possibility of banning cyclists from all TxDOT-controlled toll roads in Texas. BikeTexas heard about this agenda item at the last minute and was able to go to the meeting to testify against banning cyclists from toll roads. Watch the testimony here; click on Item 11 to skip straight to the discussion of toll roads. The BikeTexas testimony begins at 18:30 in the Item 11 video.

Cyclists and motorist share a highway in Texas.

Right now, most of the roads that would be affected by such a ban are in Central Texas. However, it would set a dangerous precedent for future TxDOT toll road expansion and give more teeth to…


Bicycle Skills 101 Hands on Course
bikehouston.org
Presented by
Northwest Cycling Club/League of American Bicyclists

17560 Roberts Rd, Hockley,
Hockley, TX
Saturday, June 08, 2013

Online Registration Closes Friday, June 07, 2013 at 8:00 AM, Central Standard Time
Follow this link to the registration page

Northwest Cycling Club in conjunction with League of American Bicyclists is offering a class designed to teach adult cyclists how to use a bicycle with confidence and competence for pleasure, utility, and sport under various highway, climate, terrain, and traffic conditions.

There is a pre-requisite for this hands-on course – you must complete the free online ‘classroom’ portion. This is available at www.bikeed.org. Once you get to the site you will need…


Pics And Recap Of DART’s ‘Ride The Link’ Event
by Richard Wezensky        BikeDFW.org

Last Saturday, BikeDFW participated in a bike event called, Ride The Link. Hosted by DART, we celebrated the completion of Centralink, which is the bike trail connector that goes through downtown Dallas and connects Oak Cliff, the Trinity Strand Trail, the Katy Trail and the Santa Fe Trail. Centralink represents the spirit of regionalism and cooperation between DART, the City of Dallas, Downtown Dallas and bike trail organizations. Together, we’re expanding transportation choices and…


Lake Bryan Trail Status Source?
by Bike_Ninja        forums.mtbr.com/texas
Does anyone have a good source for current trail status for Lake Bryan in case I pass through College Station again?

I was in College Station on Saturday. Leading up to the trip, I kept an eye on Brazos Valley Mountain Bike Association and weather site for recent rainfall totals. Recent rainfall showed less than .2 inches in the previous few days. I rode nearby Waco Friday and it was completely dry. Even the slower drying…


Flintridge Work Party
GHORBA.org
Trail: Flintridge
Saturday, June 8, 2013 – 9:00am
Howdy ladies and gentlemen,

I’ll be out again this weekend at 0900 to move a little further on getting Flintridge back into peak shape. I’ll be bringing a power tool this time to aid our progress. I have three loppers and…


PCC Riders Invade Surfside on an EPIC Bike Ride!
Pearland Cycling Club

Ride Report by Dave Moulton

I hate long trip reports!

This June 1, 2013, ride was most Epic-cellent! Pearland rollout in high spirits with ~15 riders. Tommy and Bryan (thanks for the Gatorade and crackers!) joined us at Mohawk Camp and we battled serious headwinds through the Swamp. Some peeled off early and completed their “Epic Lite” ride. Bridges before Bastrop Marina and Surfside were fun. Sandwiches and pictures in Surfside.

Rockin’ and rollin’ home like a freight train with the tailwind. When Adrian’s shifter battery died in an easy gear, he was spinning like a kid on a BMX trying to keep up with the grownups! And he was doing ok, but I could tell it sucked. We manually changed the…


El Paso Bicycle Club Rides & Events
Saturday, June 8
• 7:00 am : Practice Duathlon Meet at PTEP at River Run Plaza, 1071 Country Club Road. 5K run along river levee to Valley Crest Park, return along ditch patch. 20K bike ride to McNutt/Airport/Artcraft/Upper Valley Rd. Option to run the 5K again. PTEP will keep an eye on bikes during the run. Randy Limbird, 915-328-4110. (Non-runners welcome to join bike ride at about 7:20-7:30 a.m.) This will be an opportunity to prepare for the June 23 Mission Valley Duathlon or just to give a duathlon a try.??20130608

• 2:00 pm : Hot and Easy Wine Cruise Meet at Zin Valle in Canutillo for leisurely 15-mile round trip along Hwy 28. Wine tasting at Sombra Antigua in Chamberino, La Vina in La Union and Zin Valle wineries. SAG vehicle will bring wine purchases back to Zin Valle for pickup at 4:30 pm. Randy Limbird, 915-328-4110.

Sunday, June 9
• 7:30 am : If the Bike Fits Ride Start Crazy Cat Cyclery, 6625 Montana (one block west of Airway, north side of street). Meet at 7 a.m .for goodies and treats. Ride starts promptly  at 7:30am with a short presentation on the importance of a proper bike fit and size.  We will ride on the tank trails on Fort Bliss so a driver’s license to enter FT Bliss is a must. We will have a raffle for a complimentary mini- bike fit and Crazy Cat Montana is offering 10% discount to all riders on accessories, clothes etc.  The ride will be 32-35 miles at a moderate 14-16 mph pace. Margaret O’Kelley, 915-588-3825.

Tuesday, June 11
• 5:55 pm : B/IG Lesson/Ride Meet at Rio Plaza, 6205 Upper Valley Rd. Basic lesson on road biking followed by ride through Upper Valley roads. June 11 program is on Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation. Special presentation by Ruben Liano from Liano Physical Therapy on how to prevent sports/cycling injuries and basic care and rehabilitation if you incur an injury. Margaret O’Kelley, 915-588-3825. …


June Newsletter Published
Dallas Area Tandem Enthusiasts
The June edition of the DATES-Line Newsletter is published and available for download from the newsletters page. This month’s edition includes the following:

Upcoming Rides
Norma’s Brunch Ride
Ride Reports
RTR Tactical Exercise
Southwest Tandem Rally
Ride of Silence
Summer DATES Business Meeting
Horse Country Time Trials
Janet Kirklen’s SWTR Cookie Recipe
DATES Rides & Activities


The Texas Bicycle Racing Association – June Events
www.txbra.org

8SatATRA Match Sprint Series (v)Katy (Alkek)
8SatTour de Pepper (o)Dublin
8SatCANCELLED: Horse Country Time Trial (r)Aubrey
9SunTexas CupUniversity Oaks Critierum (r)San Antonio
11TueTuesday Night Crit (r)McKinney
12WedTBi/TRP Wednesday Night Crits (r)Fort Worth
13ThuKingRacingGroup Thursday Night Crits (r)Dallas
13ThuPURE Driveway Series One (r)Austin
14FriATRA Friday Night Omnium Series (v)Katy (Alkek)
15SatTexas CupMineral Wells Time Trial (r)Mineral Wells
15SatIron Haus Time Trial (r)Castroville
16SunTexas CupMineral Wells Time Trial (r)Mineral Wells
18TueTuesday Night Crit (r)McKinney
19WedTBi/TRP Wednesday Night Crits (r)Fort Worth
20ThuKingRacingGroup Thursday Night Crits (r)Dallas
20ThuPURE Driveway Series One (r)Austin
21FriSuperdrome Points Series (v)Frisco (Superdrome)
22SatTexas CupMasters & Juniors Regionals (v)Katy (Alkek)
23SunTexas CupUniversity Oaks Critierum (r)San Antonio
23SunThe Dragon Crit Series (r)Southlake
23SunTexas CupMasters & Juniors Regionals (v)Katy (Alkek)
23SunLAMBRA Criterium Championships (r)LSU at Alexandria
25TueTuesday Night Crit (r)McKinney
26WedTBi/TRP Wednesday Night Crits (r)Fort Worth
27ThuKingRacingGroup Thursday Night Crits (r)Dallas
27ThuPURE Driveway Series One (r)Austin
28FriSuperdrome Points Series (v)Frisco (Superdrome)
28FriATRA Friday Night Omnium Series (v)Katy (Alkek)
29SatTexas CupTexas State Time Trial (r)Lytle
30SunTexas CupTexas State Time Trial (r)Lytle

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Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for November 16th

University of Texas professor explores cultural phenomenon of doping
by Mark Johnson                VeloNews.com
University professor and author John Hoberman sees a need for culture-shift in cycling and is interested in bringing his unique perspective, decades in the making, to the table to help cycling move forward in the wake of the Armstrong Affair.

The chair of the Germanic Studies program at the University of Texas-Austin, Hoberman has dedicated nearly three decades of his life to studying doping in sport. Specifically, Hoberman has examined how performance- and image-enhancing drugs intersect with forces as large as international geopolitics and finance, and as mundane…

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El Paso Thanksgiving Ride
by Nietz07            forums.mtbr.com
Hello everyone im new to the forums.. SO HELLO! BWAHAHA.
I was Just looking to see if anyone in the El paso area will be riding the dates of Nov 22-25. I’ll be visiting and really wanna go riding with a few people. Im orginally from el paso, but didnt pick up MTB ridinding till i moved to San antonio. Really wanna go ride the Franklin Mountain, so if anyone is riding those dates shoot me a Msg. Thanks!

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TMBRA Marathon Series – Roll Call
by johnybutts            forums.mtbr.com
who else is in?

reply by HAL 9000
Already on it!

RHR to Bastrop SP Loop
Buescher SP to Bastrop SP training loop

Plan on doing Fat Chuck’s Revenge, Excruciation Exam 2013, Miles of DisComfort along with the “Epic loop” out in Lajitas in Feb and the ouachita challenge.

I’ve never been successful at marathon events in the past because I treated them as a long XC race and would do fantastic at first passing racers left and right then a few hours into it the wheels would fall off the cart and it was a death march.

Taking a whole new approach this time miles and elevation plan for this weekend is to do four back to back big loops out at double lake that’s all of the “old” trail and enter the new trails at Henry Lake north and do the new stuff pop out at the trail of woe and do it all over again that should give us approx 40+ miles.

Working on getting what to eat while riding down also. …

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Dallas Riders – Question about East Dallas Loop (Sunnyvale)
by rgilliam2004                    www.bikeforums.net
Guys

I don’t know about you but this time change and getting dark at 5 is killing my riding. I have been riding this “East Dallas Loop” on Sunday’s and really like it but wanted to find out if any one has been using this route on Saturday morning also? What is the traffic like and is it “safe” route on Saturdays?

I am asking as it seems the roads could be really busy based on the area and since it follows the freeway out to Sunnyvale. I really just don’t want to get out there and find out there is a lot of fast moving traffic or the roads are heavly used.

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THE Biggest Bike Swap meet in Texas
November 17th Pre Black Friday Weekend.
Hosted by the Midwestern State Cycling Team, Wichita Falls, TX
Time: Saturday (8am-5pm)
Location: Frisco Superdrome
Entry Fee to Public: FREE

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Bike Barn Brookwood Ride – Nov 18, 2012
by Bike Brookshire
Bike BarnJoin the Bike Barn guys for for a fun Fall ride out of the Brookwood Community Center in Brookshire, TX.   Brookwood is an entrepreneurial community for adults with functional disabilities.

DETAILS
Date: Sunday, November 18th
Location:  Brookwood Community Center,  1752 FM 1489, Brookshire, TX 77423
Start Time: 8:30 A.M.
Distances: 30 or 60 miles
Cost:  FREE
After the ride, get some of your HOLIDAY SHOPPING done at their fantastic Gift and Garden Center, where you can find many unique and handmade gifts.  And that’s not all, if you’re hungry be sure to grab a bite to eat in their very own Cafe…the food is delicious and enhanced by the smiles of the community.  Lunch often requires a reservation so be sure to plan ahead and book a spot – call – 281-375-2400.

As always, this is a free ride, but we ask that you let us know you’re coming…

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WE ARE STILL ALIVE!
by Borderland Mountain Bike Association
Apologies for not keeping this site up to date.  With the popularity of Facebook, less focus has been placed on the blog page.
To keep everyone updated:

–PARKING LOT – !!!!!!  It’s finished!  The Redd Rd. trails….aka Lost Dog Trailhead….El Paso’s oldest mountain bike trail system….has it’s own trail head, parking lot, and trail map.  It’s getting lots of use. If you see any trash in the area that you can’t or aren’t willing to remove or anything has been damaged, please let us know via facebook or email.
–PUZZLER – MLK weekend.  We are now calling it the Puzzler Endurance Weekend as this year we’ve added a trail running marathon which will be hosted and managed by the El Paso Marathon Association.  We plan on treating our volunteers much better with catered food (not done by us) and plenty of suds.
–REVEAL THE PATH – a biking movie – In conjunction with the YMCA we are hosting a viewing of the…

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OTC CHRISTMAS PARTY
Old Tascosa Cycling Club Christmas Party!!!!!!!!!
Sun Adventure Sports would like to host the Old Tascosa Christmas party this year. Tuesday 12/11 @ 7pm in one of the party rooms at Sunset Center, more info to come on address and directions. Sun Adventure will furnish the drinks and asks if you are attending to bring your favorite snack food to donate to the pot luck snack food tables. Hope to see you all there and have a Merry Christmas!

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Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for November 13th

Still no riding today. My sinus is getting better, slowly! The temperature hovered around my cutoff point at 60 degrees. I am still thinking of Friday.

Trainer Night Begins!
By Kim

WHO: Anyone with a bike that rolls.
WHAT: Indoor trainer session. Sufferfest videos that will make you cry for your mom.
WHERE: Bicycles Outback 4707 W.Waco Drive Waco, TX.
WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 p.m. till the suffering is over.
WHY: It’s dark outside. You need to ride. Misery loves company.
HOW: Bring your own bike, trainer, towel, water, wheel block, and change of dry clothes for afterwards. You will be drenched in sweat. Loaner trainers first come, first serve.
FREE EVENT. Bring a friend!

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maybe moving to Dallas from NJ. lots of questions!
by RTM                forums.mtbr.com
Hey all, I may have the opportunity to move to Dallas for work. I’m not thrilled about uprooting, but I’m trying to eliminate emotion and weigh the pros & cons. I figured you guys might understand the importance of riding and outdoor activity in my decision. Having a variety of riding close by is crucial to me as, with two small children, my weeknight rides are so much easier if I can be on the trail within 30 minutes.

So, I’ve seen mountainbiketx.com, but I’m completely unfamiliar with the area. I’m having a hard time piecing it all together. Thanks in advance for having the conversation.

I lean more toward the all-mountain & DH side of the spectrum. I do enjoy the challenge of a tough climb, and “cardio” rides are fun once in a while but definitely the exception if I can help it. How is the terrain in the Dallas area?

Is Dallas an outdoor-activity/fitness friendly city? Thinking about their attention to the park system, bike/jogging paths, hiking trails, lakes, rec. sports teams, etc., playgrounds for the kids? Safety?

What are a few towns & areas where a run of the mill, upper middle class family with young children should look for housing? Good schools are crucial and I’m not sure we could afford private schools.

I’m very interested to hear from like-minded people.

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Born in Arkansas, but visiting Texas :)
by rasnickj1982                forums.mtbr.com
Hey, I’m coming to Dallas Texas for a week around Thanksgiving to visit the in-laws. Was wondering if you could help me find some fun long rides on single track, possibly a way to get 3-4 hours in at a 8-9mph pace. Heard you guys were famous for your hospitality…hoping I won’t be disappointed

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Lake Georgetown/Goodwater Trail Tips?
by jnroyal                forums.mtbr.com
I’m spending a week at Christmas again with the in-laws in Georgetown this year and plan to bring a steel hardtail to leave at their place for good. They live just a couple of miles from the dam at Lake Georgetown so I’m hoping to do the Goodwater Trail at least once on this trip. Any tips on riding this trail, especially as regards not getting lost? Is the trail easier to follow clockwise or counter-clockwise?

And what tires do you recommend – I’m thinking maybe 2.4″ Ardents?

Any other “can’t miss” trails in the area? I’ve hiked/run along the Barton Creek Greenbelt and it seemed pretty cool.

Thanks in advance for any advice and I hope to see you guys out on the trail in about 6 weeks!

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West Texas Cycling Association Monthly Meeting
Date: December 7, 2012
Time: 6:30 PM
Host: McInturff Conference Center
Phone: 806-775-8260
Where:     602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX

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Swap Meet this Monday!
Lone Star Cyclists
This coming Monday is our monthly club meeting. We will be having a swap meet. So clean out your garage, closet and bookshelves and look for items that you no longer need or use. Bring items to sell, trade or give away to your fellow cyclists. This is a great opportunity to make room for all the goodies Santa will be bringing! The meeting starts at 7:30 at the Bob Duncan Center in Arlington at 2800 South Center Street Arlington, TX 76014. The board members meet at 6:30 and all are welcome to join us.

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Urban Action, Short and Long
Lone Star Cyclists
Pace: Touring (varied pace with frequent stops averaging 12-15 mph)
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012 – 8:30am
Location: River Legacy Park, 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington
Google 32.790152,-97.113444

Distances: 19 and 52 miles
Stay to the right as you enter River Legacy Park, and park in the last parking lot east of the restroom pavilion.

This Saturday’s ride will feature a short route that loops around north Arlington and a long route that encircles DFW Airport, with several stops at stores along the way.

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Four Pedals of the Rose Mountain Bike Time Trial Series
Tyler Bicycle Club
This winter the Tyler Bicycle Club and East Texas Triathletes are hosting a mountain bike time trial series.  This series will consist of 4 time trials, one time trial at each of the Tyler area trails.  Simpson’s Fitness & Adventure Sports will be giving away a Gary Fisher Design Trek Marlin Single speed 29er sport mountain bike.  To qualify for the prize drawing, each participant must ride in three of the four time trials.   The dates/places for this series are 12/2 – UT Tyler trail, 12/16 – Faulkner trail, 1/20 – Tyler State Park trail, 2/3 – Lindsey trail. The trials will begin at 2 pm.  You must be an active member of either club to participate.  Check the forum and Facebook pages for updates.

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CHeWing ThE PHat: Too Much Torque!
by JaredS                Texas Mountain Bike Trails
Too Much Torque

Have you ever tightened a bolt on your mountain bike and then all of a sudden SNAP?!  Yeah, you just tightened it too much causing the bolt to break and possibly crushed the part it was attached to.  I remember putting my first couple of bikes together at the bike shop in upstate NY where I twisted off numerous handlebar bolts.  Tighter has to be better right?  Not so much….
Why care about the tightness and torque? …

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Plan, Set, Match. Now what?
by bikedenton

Of the many things Denton is known for, resident advocacy and passion for issues can certainly be considered the norm.

You see it with the public input towards the natural gas drilling ordinance rewrite. You see it with food trucks. And we most certainly saw it / participated in / reveled in the passing of the Pedestrian and Bike Linkage components to the Denton Mobility Plan.

Denton was passionate, Denton showed up, and Denton got a plan with funding.

But what happens after advocacy pays off?

Since the Bike/Ped Plan was unanimously approved by Council in late February, seemingly little has tangibly been put into effect. There has of course been time and energy spent in engineering of the plan, but where and…

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Biker’s trek puts spotlight on DeKalb, Bowie County portion of 130 mile trail
www.news-journal.com (Longview, TX)

Over a three-day weekend from Oct. 26-28, 2012, biking enthusiasts and supporters of the 130 mile Northeast Texas Trail, Steve DeBauge and Joseph Pitchford, completed a “thru-bike” of the entire route, cycling more than 130 miles from Farmersville to New Boston.

Pitchford chronicled the pair’s trip in great detail calling it “a challenge, logistically and physically—-but well worth it.”

Pitchford said, “In spite of some difficult and even impassible segments, we came away convinced that the NETT vision will ultimately yield a recreational treasure and tourism draw for Northeast Texas. That said, there is a reason this end-to-end trip had never been accomplished before—the NETT is simply not ready yet. For every well-maintained and rideable segment, there is one that is seriously overgrown. It will take even more hard work, passion and yes, some money, to get the entire route ready…

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NICA appoints Austin McInerny as new executive director
By: Cycling News
McInerny replaces Selee in high school mountain bike organization

The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), the youth development organization governing high school mountain biking in the United States, announced on Tuesday the appointment of Austin McInerny, formerly NICA’s education programs director, as executive director. In his new role, McInerny will strengthen NICA and provide leadership to reach its goal of being coast-to-coast by 2020.

McInerny replaces Doug Selee, who took over as the organization’s Executive Director this summer, but has since parted ways with NICA.

“The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) board of directors announced today that Doug Selee has transitioned out of his role as executive director, and Austin McInerny, formerly NICA’s education…

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STCC Drop the Turkey
by sooner1            Shawnee Trail Cycling Club
We started this last year and it was such a big hit, we’ve decided to do it again!  This is the one time of the year that a Shawnee Trail CC ride is not a no-drop.  Of course, the only thing being dropped is the turkey (and the calories and pounds you’re going to ingest later in the day!

We’re planning to do the same routes as the Thursday Night Rider.  The number of pace groups will depend on who shows up, but we’ll do our best to accommodate.

Ride will start in the parking lot next to Rudy’s BBQ (same as Thursdays).  There is a run going on that morning in downtown Frisco, so enter from the tollway service road.

Watch here and on facebook for updates.

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Cycling brings hope to injured Veterans
by WB admin

The 11th of the 11th is a very special day of the year. It’s a day where we stop, thank and honor those who have fought for our safety and freedom. Whether it be through personal observation or attending a parade to show our support, we find a way to say thank you.

This year, a very special cycling club, “Warriors on Wheels” paried up with the non profit organization “Operation Comfort” to make the second annual 500 mile “Ride Texas” bike ride from…

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Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for July 28th

Volunteer at Reveille Peak Ranch and reap the benefits!!
by Il Pirate        www.austinridgeriders.com
We recently received this news from our friends at Reveille Peak Ranch. Read on and plan accordingly…..
Howdy!
Thank you for your interest in Reveille Peak Ranch Volunteer Trail Work Days.  We have been working hard to get our new 8 mile beginner/beginner-advanced race loop up and running!  It has been flagged out and the trail corridor has been cut.  Now the trail tread needs to be groomed and that’s where you and your volunteer skills come in!  We have announced three volunteer trail work days for the month of August.  They are as follows:  August 4-5, August 11-12, and August 25-26.  The…

General Membership Meeting
Austin Ridge Riders
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 – 19:00
Join us for our General Membership Meeting to find out the state of the Austin Ridge Riders and plans for the future. The meeting will include reports on club finances, programs and projects followed by a guest speaker. More details will be added as they become available. Thank you REI! …

AUGUST CLUB MEETING
Fort Worth Mountain Bikers’ Association
The August club meeting of the Fort Worth Mountain Bikers’ Association will take place at Backwoods (2727 W7th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 817-332-2423) on August 7, 2012 at 7:00pm. Meet upstairs at 7:00pm.
Topics of discussion will be. . . .
- DORBA Fall Series race date planning at MSP – September 9, 2012
- FWMBA Coffee will be available for sale ($15)
- Cool Gateway Park news
- FWMBA Membership updates
- FWMBA Financials
- More to come!

Rosewood Neighborhood Bike Census
www.ghisallo.org
ID: 2012-0009
Start Date: 2012-06-27
End Date: 2012-09-31
Status: ACTIVE
The goal of this project is to produce an overview of general bicycle ownership, associated equipment, barriers and desired services, and usage statistics for the Rosewood Neighborhood in central East Austin, TX.

There are an estimated 4,400 individuals living within the Rosewood Neighborhood (1.033 sq miles). For a confidence interval of 95%, the project will need to directly survey households consisting of 354 people. To raise this to a 98% confidence interval a household sample consisting of 1561 people will be required. The overall goal is to complete a survey with a minimum 95% confidence interval and directly survey households provide survey responses of 360 to 1600 individuals. Although only a sample of the targeted population will be surveyed, it…

“Climbing” in Dallas
by DISCDS        www.bikeforums.net
Okay, so in other forums I see people talking about all the LONG climbs they have to do, such as 6 miles at 6% etc
I know that even bringing up “climbing” and “Dallas” in the same sentence should make me embarrassed for myself. Okay, I accept that. What I want to know is, how steep are some of the grades in Dallas. I am most familiar with the White Rock area. So, something like Loving as it comes up to Gaston, or Winstead from White Rock Rd to Tokalon, or going from below the spillway back up the hill past San Rafael–how steep are those climbs?
When I read the posts about climbing long, multi-mile grades I’m just curious and want to get some point of reference for how steep those mountain climbs are. …(see replies)

Slaughter Creek trail offers 5 miles of unintimidating terrain for mountain bikers
by Austin 360
This five-mile trail, built by volunteers from the Austin Ridge Riders, serves up the perfect amount of summertime challenge for intermediate riders. It’s doable for those of us who can’t quite tackle the gnarly terrain at City Park or parts of the…

Frisco Mountain Bike Trail Update Jul 28, 2012
by sooner1                shawneetrailcyclingclub.com
On the agenda for this coming Tuesday, July 31st is the approval of the plan for the Frisco Mountain Bike Trail.  You’ve heard about it, talked about, maybe even visited the proposed site – time is fast approaching for real action.  We encourage anyone in the City of Frisco that would like to show their support for this initiative to…