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Texas Bicycling Daily News Roundup December 30th

Woman driving to work fatally strikes cyclist on dark Dickinson road
By Dale Lezon        www.chron.com
A bicyclist died early Monday morning when a car hit him as he was riding along a darkened road in Dickinson, officials said.
The incident happened about 5 a.m. on eastbound FM 517 near FM 646, according to Sgt. Michael Anzualda of the Dickinson Police Department.
Anzualda said the man was riding a bicycle eastbound on FM 517 when a woman driving a car traveling eastbound on the roadway hit him. The woman, who was on her way to work, stopped. The man…

CX Shenanigans No. 23
by joeyTWOwheels        texascx.com

You hear it in every race, ”one to go.”

The proverbial bell is ringing for most of us and the laatste ronde means hands in the drops, pushing hard for the end. So how will it this season of #TXCX glory play out? Who will win the races and who will take the series?
At TexasCX.com, we are elite prognosticators and we’ve been known to debate the players. And we loves us some lists. Let’s see how close we can get.

New Year’s Day Ride 2014
Mellow Johnnys Bike Shop
Date: January 1, 2014 @ 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Start 2014 with a ride from the shop. Our friends from the Flyers and Voodoo cycling clubs will lead rides to kick off ’14.
Three distances of 27, 45, and 70 miles are rolling eastward out of town. Pick yours.
See the map and cue sheets here.

Get going on January 1 with North Texas’ ‘Happy New Rear’ bike ride
By Leslie Barker        healthblog.dallasnews.com

How can I resist telling you about something that comes from a man whose email signature line is this: “Come ride. Come play. Do some good along the way”?

That man is Mike Keel, who wrote to invite me to a New Year’s Day bike ride he and his wife have hosted since 1990. I’m kind of a bike-riding wimp, although I quite admire people who have a passion for this.

He said it was A-OK for me to open the event up to anyone, though, so consider this your official invitation. The routes are 15, 28, and 40 miles long; each costs $25 and includes black-eyed peas and cornbread afterwards.

The event, known as the Merry Fitness/Happy New Rear Ride (and…

El Paso Bicycle Club Rides
Saturday, January 4
Rose Garden Ride-9:30 am

Sunday, January 5
Central/NE Romp-9:30 am

Saturday, January 11
Meet up at Mesilla-9:30 am

Sunday, January 12
Lower Valley Ramble-9:30 am
EPBC Annual Meeting-6:00 pm

Saturday, January 18
The AK-61-8:00 am

Sunday, January 19
Vado to Cruces-9:30 am

Saturday, January 25
La Mesa Hustle-9:00 am

Sunday, January 26
Winter Warmup Ride-10:00 am

New Year’s Day Ride – Lone Star Cyclists
Pace: Touring with a Fast Pace Option (Touring is a varied pace with frequent stops averaging 12-15 mph)
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 – 9:30am
Location: The Oasis / Lynn Creek Marina, Joe Pool Lake, 5700 Lake Ridge Parkway, Grand Prairie

Distances: 31, 60, and 73 Miles

We have a tradition of welcoming the New Year with a bicycle ride, and this year we have three routes to choose from. They all travel south to Midlothian before returning to Joe Pool Lake.
The start time is 9:30 AM to give everyone who stayed up to welcome the New Year a little extra sleep. It’ll also be warmer at the start of the ride!
The 31 miler is one of our Tuesday/Thursday Night Ride routes and…

Texas Cup Action – Resolution Cross

With the cyclo-cross State Championships looming in the near future, Miss Isabelle Lucido is taking every opporturnity she can to get a leg up on her competition. Photo courtesy of Lee McDaniel.

New Years Resolution Ride and Weekend Rides!
Steiner Ranch Cycling Club
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2013 was a great year for our club and as we close out the year it is time to reflect on our accomplishments and think about what new goals you want to set for yourself for next year.  Our club has logged some serious miles in 2013 and we participated in may organized rides throughout Austin and raised a bunch of money for various charities.

As we get ready for 2014 think about what 2013 achievement you are most proud of and what cycling related goal you would like to accomplish in 2014.   Please share your thoughts with us on our Facebook page.  If you have not already done so please go to our website at www.steinerranchcycling.com and join our Strava club.  It is FREE and it is a great way for all of us to be accountable to each other, ourselves, track…

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Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup December 3rd

APD tracks down bike thief with GPS
by KVUE News

AUSTIN — A sting on the University of Texas campus has landed a man in the Travis County Jail.

As we told you in a KVUE Defenders investigation last May, UT police use bait bikes to catch bicycle thieves. They are equipped with a GPS tracking device that lets officers locate the bikes when…

Wednesday Urban Ride – January 1, 2014 06:30 PM
The UBG Cycling Club
Jan 07, 14:48
The regular Wednesday evening ride is an Urban Road Ride that leaves from Urban Bicycle Gallery at 6:30pm. The route is downtown and is around 20-23miles with the average of 18mph. Please have a light on the front and back of your bike. Helmet required. Rides will be cancelled if the weather conditions are rainy, or icy (when in doubt call the store).
When: January 1, 2014 06:30 PM
Where: 4814 Nett St. Houston, TX 77007

HBC Ride Schedule
Houston Bicycle Club

Ride DateRide NameStartStarterEmail AddressHome PhoneVolunteer
Saturday 12/07/13Zube Park9:00amNEEDED
Sunday 12/08/13Your Ride9:00amNEEDED
Saturday 12/14/13Zube Park9:00amRonald & Lilette Britschr.britsch@icloud.com832-288-2637
Sunday 12/15/13Urban Challenge Ride9:00 a.m.Daniel J. Lyonsdanjoe@aol.com
Sunday 12/15/13Your Ride9:00amNEEDED
Saturday 12/21/13Hempstead Melon Trail9:00amRonald & Lilette Britschr.britsch@icloud.com832-288-2637
Sunday 12/22/13Your Ride9:00amNEEDED
Saturday 12/28/13Chappell Hill North9:00amRonald & Lilette Britschr.britsch@icloud.com832-288-2637
Sunday 12/29/13Your Ride9:00amNEEDED
Saturday 01/04/14Montgomery9:00amRonald & Lilette Britschr.britsch@icloud.com832-288-2637
Sunday 01/05/14Your Ride9:00amNEEDED

Georgetown Cyclopaths Ride Schedule

RIDE SCHEDULE – December 2013Short RidesLong Rides
DayDateTimeMeet atMilesMapMilesMap
Saturday12/7/20139:00 AM Dale’s Essenhaus Restaurant in Walburg28 milesWA541 miles WA9
Sunday12/8/20131:30 PM Berry Springs Park34 milesB47
Saturday12/14/20139:00 AM Catholic Church in Andice35 milesA348 miles A4
Sunday12/15/20131:30 PM Berry Springs Park35 milesB23
Saturday12/21/20139:00 AM Liberty Hill Elementary School33 miles L1245 miles L1
Sunday12/22/20131:30 PM Berry Springs Park35 milesB24
Saturday12/28/20139:00 AM Berry Springs Park31 milesB940 milesB6
Sunday12/29/20131:30 PM Berry Springs Park36 milesB56

Dallas Area Tandem Enthusiasts
The December edition of the DATES-Line Newsletter is published and available for download from the newsletters page. This month’s edition includes the following:
The Hilly Chili Ride
League of American Bicyclists Classes
Product Review Topeak iGlow
Halloween Ride
DATES Annual Meeting
DATES Membership Renewal

San Angelo Bicycling Association
Christmas Parade Ride, December 7th, 6:00 to 8:00 pm Meet at Shannon Hospital parking lot and be sure to decorate your bike.

Ride Through The Lights, December 8th, 5:15 to 6:15 pm. Meet at Central High School’s gymnasium parking lot. We will need to be off the course by 6:15 pm. Hot chocolate available after the ride.

Club Christmas Party, December 14th, 7:00pm at Harris Avenue Baptist Church Hospitality House, 1026 East Harris Ave. Bring…

America’s 10 best protected bike lanes of 2013
Michael Andersen, Green Lane Project staff writer
…3) Guadalupe Street, Austin

The half-mile spine of Austin’s university district is now one of the country’s best examples of a complete street, with pedestrian-friendly shops, bus stops and a first-rate bike facility that connects to other lanes in an…

Workshop Moves Seguin Ahead with Central Trail and Bike/Ped Network

The City of Seguin hosted the Walnut Springs Trail Blazing Workshop November 22-23 at the Teatro De Artes De Juan Seguin Cultural Center near the Walnut Creek Trail and Greenbelt trailhead. The city is ready to move ahead with plans for Phase II of the trail after landing a Transportation Enhancement Grant for $1.8 million from TxDOT. The total trail will start from the northwest corner of town on SH 78, pass along Texas Lutheran University and an under-development and yet-to-be-named flagship park on 48 acres just acquired by the City.

BikeTexas staff was invited to present and participate on the resource team to support the workshop. Along with issues of making biking and…

Hamby Trail Work Day
Longview Bicycle Club
Hamby Trail Work Day on Saturday, December 7th, 2013 at 1:30 PM. Free drinks and prizes!

El Paso Bicycle Club Rides

    Saturday, December 7
    Sunday, December 8
    Saturday, December 14
    Sunday, December 15
    Saturday, December 21
    Sunday, December 22
    Saturday, December 28
    Sunday, December 29

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Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup

This year’s Fort Hood Challenge race draws largest number of cyclists
by Vanessa Lynch | Herald staff writer        KDHNews.com

FORT HOOD — The Fort Hood Challenge two-day championship cycling race kicked off Saturday with a record-breaking 850 riders on the closed-course.
Professional-level racers circled the 33-mile loop three times for a nearly 100-mile competition, but there were many categories and lengths for participants, who ranged in age from 10 to 70. The event also featured a free active-duty military competition Saturday that…

Business owner turns his love of biking into business
By Chris Cotelesse        www.yourhoustonnews.com

Baltazar Vilchis spends at least one hour each day on two wheels, riding his bicycle around The Woodlands or at the George Mitchell Preserve in Huntsville. He said he’s been competing in triathlons since 2000 and competed in three Iron Man competitions, the most recent was May in the township.
He’s loved bicycling since he was a child; and eight years ago, he opened his first bike shop, Cycles TX, in Mexico City. He opened his fourth in Market Street Sept. 3.
“With all the parks in The Woodlands, it’s a great…

DORBA Beginner Clinic
Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association
Saturday, October 5, 2013        10:00 AM
Horseshoe Trail
Boathouse Drive at Horseshoe Trail, Grapevine, TX (map)
There will be a beginner clinic on Saturday, October 5th at Horseshoe Trail in Grapevine, at 10:00 am as part of the annual “Take a Kid Mountain Biking Event”. This clinic WILL cater to the youngsters, but all ages are welcome
There is a “classroom” for about an hour or so, 30 minutes on an obstacle course, and then a group ride that takes about an hour or so. So count on approximately 2.5 hours.
The clinic is recommended for riders new to the sport. If you have never ridden a Mountain Bike before or have just started out riding, then this is for you. Beginner Clinics will consist of basic instruction including bike setup, safety, trail etiquette, bike handling skills such as…

P3 Bike Ride (People Pints Pedals)
Date: September 29, 2013
Description: 575 Pizzeria hosts the 2013 P3 Bike ride benefiting Ambucs starting at 575, going to Golden Light Cantina, Crush Wine Bar and back to 575 for a concert, food and fun.

Columbus Half-Century
El Paso Bicycle Club
Description:     Meet at Rio Plaza and ride up Artcraft to Columbus Highway, 50 miles. Moderate pace — faster riders can go out further on Columbus Road more miles. Bring plenty of water. John Walton, …

Irving Itinerary
Lone Star Cyclists
Pace: Touring with a Fast Pace Option (Touring is a varied pace with frequent stops averaging 12-15 mph)
Date: Saturday, November 2, 2013 – 8:00am
Location: Southwest Park, 2800 Shady Grove Rd, east of Belt Line Rd, north of IH-30

Distances: 25 and 43
This will be an urban ride around Irving, seeing the diverse faces Irving has to offer, including several miles of…

Race Preview – Six Shooter October 5-6, 2013
by joeyTWOwheels        texascx.com
You see Instagrams from cross camps and practices galore. You wake up early to pull hot laps in the park. Your free time at work is spent watching Voytilla’s creations from last year. Everything in your brain is cyclocross.

Harden Dental Team Ride
Corinth Cycling Club
When: Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:30am to 10:30am  CDT
Where: Ronny Crownover Middle School
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: This is the weekly training ride for the Corinth Cycling/Harden Dental race team. This is a 62 mile loop on an established route. Expect a fast pace and be prepared to fix your own mechanicals. There are no stops on this ride. -7:30am- http://ridewithgps.com/routes/337788

October’s Austin Ridge Rider Club Ride @ Pace Bend Park
Austin Ridge Riders
> Saturday, October 12, 2013 – 09:00 <

It’s time for the ARR  – This month we are at Pace Bend Park

RIDERS will break into groups based on skill level, length of ride and whether one wants to rip up the trails or ride at a social pace and smell the flowers. “No Drop” policy in effect, so no one gets left behind or lost. Bring plenty of water and don’t forget your helmet!!

YOU do NOT have to be an ARR member to attend this club ride, but we would be more than happy for you to join the club. We do ask that you sign a waiver and…


Texas Bicycling Daily News Roundup September 16th

City gauges biking interest
Group also eyes pedestrian thoroughfares
By Monique Ching        www.gosanangelo.com
SAN ANGELO, Texas — The San Angelo Metropolitan Planning Organization collected opinions from 679 San Angeloans during its April-June survey of public opinion on pedestrian and bicycle project priorities.

Three in 10 respondents expressed an interest in walking or cycling, an MPO news release said, and considered themselves experienced cyclists or avid walkers or runners.

Most respondents said they walked or cycled to reap the health benefits, and…

Lost Creek Pump Track build day
Event category: General
Lost Creek BMX, Sugar Land, TX
Saturday, September 21, 2013 – 8:30am
Sunday, September 22, 2013 – 8:30am
We have permission, we have dirt, we have tools (some of them large and motorized). Time to put them in motion and build a pump track at Lost Creek Park in Sugar Land (google Lost Creek BMX for an precise location)
Build will start at 8:30am on both days (Saturday and Sunday) unless of…

iBike Newton Revistied
by Ray Garza        RGVcycling.com

It has been several months since I started using the Newton from Velocomp and it has become an essential tool for me. I thought it’s time to revisit my decision to buy the Newton.

First of all, I just love the unit! I ride everywhere with it even on social rides. It does almost everything that I would want on a bike computer; easy to ready screen, power, temperature, wind speed, hill grade, heart-rate, speed and cadence. The only thing it does not do is GPS, Bluetooth or WiFi. You cannot directly export your…

By Jessica Melton        yourplano.dallasnews.com
PLANO, TEXAS (Sept. 2013) – Flywheel Sports, the innovative indoor cycling brand, continues to revolutionize the fitness industry in Texas with the introduction of its total body sculpting program, FlyBarre. The FlyBarre program blends the best of light weight training, dance and core strengthening exercises. Using small intense interval exercises choreographed to contemporary and inspiring music, FlyBarre quickly reshapes the body for lean, strong, and elongated muscles.

Flywheel first arrived in Texas in 2012 with the opening of a Highland Park location and expanded in January 2013 with a second Dallas-area location in Plano. The growth continues with the addition of FlyBarre at Plano, and the phenomenon is expected to continue as Co-Founder and Creative Director Ruth Zukerman spreads her…

Huntsville State Park Race Report – 2013
It has been nearly 4 months since my last TMBRA race. I was unable to make Camp Eagle over Labor Day weekend so this would be my first test to see if I had made any improvements over the summer.

I’ve been riding regularly for about the last 5 weeks and have seen some pretty significant gains in some of my times on my fun and training rides. I was looking forward to seeing how those might translate into the race setting.

Huntsville State Park is, as you may guess, just outside of Huntsville, Texas. It’s a fun course through the tall pines around a small lake. The trail itself is very sandy and…

Interbike 2013, TXMTB Style!
by Shawn McAfee            www.texasmountainbiketrails.com
Just landed in Las Vegas for Interbike this week. I’m so pumped about being here and so glad that I had the opportunity. Just unbelievable.

I’m going to be doing a lot of scouting of different bikes and gear that are ideal for some good Texas XC riding. Not going to be seeing much DH/Freeride/BMX coverage from me here on TXMTB, but I will have some info on those products over at http://www.themountainbikelife.com/2013/09/interbike-coverage.html

More thoughts and coverage below! …

#TXCX Team Profile: Sugar Cycles / Wholesome Sweetener Race Team
Minor Baker
Team Name    Sugar Cycles / Wholesome Sweetener Race Team
Motto        Things just got Sweeter

Goals for the 13/14 CX Season
Send youngest star Luke Fleming to CX NATS! Podium at every race. Send other teams running for the hills!

Racer Profiles: …

Yellow Zone Designated Routes
Shawnee Trail Cycling Club
Although there are very few of these areas on our rides, we have designated certain segments of road as [Yellow Zones], to be observed by any Shawnee Trail Cycling Club rides traversing this area.  In these areas, we are limiting our speed to no more than 24 mph which only affects our rides with higher paces.  Included on this page are the areas concerned along with some of the justification that has been used for designation.  We’ve…

Word on the Road
Brazos Valley Cyclists

2013 The Monday Night Social Rides have started up again for the 2013 season. This is the ultimate beginner-friendly ride. We do 15-20 miles at the pace of the slowest rider; the purpose is to ride and chat. Meet at 6:00 pm on the southern bridge on Technology Loop in TAMUs Research Park. A clear headlight, red taillight and a helmet are required equipment for participation in this ride. However, no fancy bike needed. More info…

The Saturday Flagpole Ride departs from the flagpole on the main quad of the Texas A&M campus (about 250 meters east of the Albritton Bell Tower on Old Main Drive) at 8:45 am every Saturday. Helmets required. Beginners are welcome but should be: able to…

Richardson City Council Approves Resolution for Work on New Trails
Bike Friendly Richardson

From last week’s city newsletter:

The City Council on Monday approved a resolution that advances the development of a trail system near the future State Farm campus and surrounding area. The resolution authorizes BCS West Land Investments to design and construct the trail along Routh Creek Parkway from Renner Road to the nearby DART rail station.

The City has obtained a Regional Toll Revenue grant to fund approximately 80 percent of the trail. Once complete, the trail…

El Paso Bicycle Club

    Saturday, September 21
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