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Texas Bicycling Daily News Roundup January 13th

Interview- Bike Through the Forest and the Hills 2014 – Coldspring, TX
www.wheelbrothers.com
Here is another ride to prep for the BPMS 150! Located in beautiful Coldspring, less than an hour north of Houston and Lufkin, this race is a great one for all skill levels. Check out our interview with Craig Sauer, the director of the event.

Why join the Bike Through the Forest and the Hills?
This year’s BP MS 150 endorsed bike ride benefiting the Kingwood High School dance team takes place on Sat., Jan. 25 beginning at the court house in Coldspring, TX. This ride has four routes: 12, 25, 33 and 50 miles, so we can accommodate all skill levels.
train for the BP MS 150
How long has your ride been around?
6 years, and participants include everyone from novice all the way to experts, shorter routes all the way to longer routes. Also, the ‘New Years Resolutions season’ helps add in more people. We are located 45 minutes north of Houston and Lufkin.
Also this ride is recommended by BPMS 150 – one of the first of the year – BPMS is in April, so they get to train for that race in this one. It’s kind of like a…


An uphill battle
by B.D. | SAN ANTONIO        www.economist.com

TEXAS, where expansive highways teem with trucks and tank-like Hummers, hardly seems like a good place for bicycles. Cities sprawl for hundreds of miles, and bike lanes are rare. Intrepid cyclists are rarer still.
Some Texas cities want to change this. San Antonio plans to triple bike-able and walk-able streets by 2020. Dallas, long thought the worst city for bicycles in America, has unveiled ambitious plans for a new network of more than 1,100 miles of bike lanes over the next ten years. Since 2011 four Texan cities have begun bike-sharing schemes, most recently in Austin just before Christmas. Advocates tout the benefits to health and the environment, and hope bicycles will…


Autistic Texas Boy On Bike Killed By Allegedly Drunken Driver
www.kwtx.com
HOUSTON (January 13, 2014) A man whose pickup truck struck and killed a 12-year-old autistic boy who was riding a bicycle has been charged with driving while intoxicated and could face additional charges.
Alvester Bowens was killed instantly Saturday when he was struck as he rode his bicycle along a high-speed overpass in southwest Houston.
Bowens had been reported missing after he got separated from…


HOT BLAST: A bridge needed by any aspiring ‘bike city’
annistonstar.com

A new bridge in Fort Worth, Texas, features a series of 24-foot tall arches. This feature was irresistible for Mat Olson, who rode his bicycle over the arches last weekend.
“It seemed like I was on top of a mountain. It was all windy and crazy when I was up there. It was…


In Austin, a Protected Bike Lane Built to Help Kids Get to School
by Angie Schmitt        dc.streetsblog.org

What does it look like when a city gets serious about giving kids the freedom to get to school on their own? Austin, Texas, is showing people what’s possible with a protected bike lane that serves an elementary school.
With the help of the Green Lane Project, the capital of the Lone Star State has really been stepping up its bike infrastructure lately. The city has been looking for strategic places to add protected bike lanes whenever it has the opportunity, says Bike Austin Executive Director Tom Wald, whether it’s resurfacing a street or making some other physical or design change.
One of the more interesting protected bike lane projects in Austin is Bluebonnet Lane, which was redesigned in 2012 with a two-way bikeway separated from traffic with flexible posts. What’s especially…


ARR Trail Stewardship Meeting
The Austin Mountain Bikers Meetup Group
Wednesday, February 5, 2014   6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Pizza Bistro
12001 Burnet Road, , Austin, TX (map)
Ask for Rich

When: Wed, Feb 5 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM.  Pizza, drinks, beer, wine are all available for purchase.  Come early to eat and drink, formal meeting begins at 7:00PM.

Where:  Pizza Bistro , 12001 Burnet Road @ Mopac, [masked], www.pizzabistro.com

Who should attend:  All current ARR Trail Stewards and…


HBC Pattison – Hempstead Ride
Houston Bicycle Club
Saturday 01/25/14    9:00AM
Distances: 32(A), 43(B), 49(A), 55(C) miles
Training ride ( ride hard! ). No hills, but smooth road, mostly paved shoulder, stores at Monaville and Hempstead.  Good food  at Hard Times BBQ after the ride.


Bill’s Hilly Chilly MLK Day ride
Fort Worth Bicycling Association
Event Details
Club Ride
Monday, January 20, 2014 9:00 am
Routes
Chilly Billy’s Hilly Ride
62 mile route
40 mile route
26 mile route


Watson’s Lone Star
Hill Country Bicycle Touring Club
Sunday Jan 26, 2014
Ride starts at  9:00 a.m. at the Economic Development Center in Somerset, Texas. The route travels down the wide shoulders of Somerset Road to Watson Road. We’ll cross Hwy. 16 South to Lone Star Blvd then ride by the Toyota Plant and make our way back to Somerset. Lunch at a local Mexican restaurant, now open on Sundays. The ride travels country roads and roads with wide shoulders with a few gentle hills.   This ride will automatically cancel if it is 45 degrees or colder 1/2 hour before start time.
Ride Leaders:  Debbie and Richard Hays


Fort Worth issues warning to copycat bridge-riders
by JIM DOUGLAS        WFAA

FORT WORTH — Stay off the arches.

That’s the message from the City of Fort Worth after a BMX stunt cyclist crossed the Trinity River on the arches of the new West 7th Street Bridge in a daredevil feat on Saturday.

Mat Olson told News 8 he had contemplated the dangerous bicycle stunt for some time, but had to wait until conditions were right.

Police officers warned him after the…


2013 Recap
www.turnincranks.com

The word of the year for 2013 would be racing. I really pushed myself this year to both train and race in the TMBRA series. My original goal was a top 3 finish, but that turned out to be too ambitious. I could have finished in 5th had I done the optional Pay Dirt trail work, but I didn’t get my trail work in so I ended up in 9th instead.

In addition to racing the TMBRA series, I also managed to score a victory in a relay marathon race with Kirby at Reveille Peak.

As cataloged in my Strava log, I ended the year with 228 hours of saddle time for 2600 miles of riding, beating my 2013 mileage goal. I didn’t come close to my…


US Nationals CX and Texas Top 10′s
www.texasmountainbiketrails.com

…Here is a listing of the Texans who landed themselves in the Top 10.

Kevin Fish, 9th, Men – U23, Austin, TX
Faith Watkins, 10th, Women – Cat 1/2/3 Masters 35-39, Austin, TX
Summer Moak, 4th, Women – Junior 15-16, Katy, TX
Frederic Schmid, 2nd, Men – Masters 80-84, Waco, TX
Christina Gokey-Smith, 2nd, Women – Cat 1 Master 40-44, Denton, TX
Catherine Moore, 3rd, Women – Cat 1 Master 40-44, Waco, TX


CX Shenanigans No. 26
joeyTWOwheels        texascx.com
January 7-11, 2015

If you’re smart, you’ve already reserved those important days off at the office. Because, I gots to say…ain’t no party like an Austin party, cause an Austin party don’t stop.

You best get ready.

#CXnats in Austin is gearing up. You’ll get all the unofficial news here, on our FB and Twitter  – local tips, course info, parties, more. You can also follow the official promotion group @AustinCX15. Nice folks, to be sure.

Alright, the #TXCX crew was tearing it up in Boulder, and day three was…


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Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup January 8th

Sunday, January 12th: Ride-Along with Bikes Across Borders
By Thomas Butle

Since 2001, Bikes Across Borders builds bikes out of scrap parts, rides them into Mexico, and donates them to social justice orgs there.
We welcome you to join our bike-tour for a day from Harlingen to Brownsville. There will be a feast afterward at the Brownsville Bike Barn (624 Madison). If you would like to join for the ride to Monterrey, message one of the event hosts.
–Ever been curious about self-supported cross country bicycle touring?
–How about organizing with a big (~25) touring group?
–Get all your questions answered as we cruise!
Feel free to use this page to network a carpool.
Stay tuned as this page updates with meetup and route info! More Evening Event(s) in Brownsville TBD! …


DORBA DIRT DAYS AT BOULDER PARK
Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association
Sunday, January 26, 2014    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Boulder Park
6808 Pastor Bailey Dr Dallas, TX 75237, Dallas, TX (map)
Come out and learn your way through Boulder Park mountain bike trail!
All levels are welcome, we will break up into groups according to riding ability.
Helmets are required…


Sister Grove trail workday series 2014
Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association
Saturday, February 8, 2014    7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sister Grove Park
11110 County Road 562, Princeton, TX (map)
First posted trail work day of 2014! A lot of work was done last year, making SG fun to ride again, but winter has been harsh, and will probably necessitate branch clean up and dirt work. We are still working on trail improvements from last year (signage, rut repair, cutting down some large trees) but…


Bike University
January 24th & 25th, 2014 at the Westheimer Sun & Ski.
Sun & Ski is calling all cyclists! Whether you’re on a racing team, training for the BP MS150 Ride or just learning how to ride a bike, Sun & Ski invites to you to attend its annual “Bike U,” for free clinics, food, refreshments and more, January 24th and 25th, 2014 from 6-10 p.m. at Sun & Ski, 6100 Westheimer Rd.
“Bike U” will feature cycling-specific clinics designed in helping you prepare for…


2 men arrested in robberies near Terry Hershey Park
By Dale Lezon        www.chron.com
Two men have been arrested in the sexual assault of a woman and several robberies in recent weeks on a hiking and biking trail in west Houston.
Damontres Darnell Mitchell and Jassan Rashaad Hughes, both 18, are each charged with one count of sexual assault and two counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, according to the Houston Police Department.
Police said the pair is suspected in the sexual attack and robbery of a woman Jan. 3,- at 989 Eldridge as she was jogging in Terry Hershey Park. They also are suspected in six other robberies at the park dating back to Dec. 14. In each incident the men brandished a weapon and…


Why I Ride…
www.wheelbrothers.co
We are thrilled to have Lisa Hanson Tilley as a guest today. Lisa has a great story about the very thing that pushes us to do more each and every day and how sometimes all it takes is the feeling of accomplishment to make you want to just go one more mile.

Lisa Hanson Tilley

Thank you for sharing your story Lisa.

‘Why I Ride’ As seen in The Racing Post…

Getting on the bike allows me to clear my mind and lets the details of the day fade into the background for just a little while. Instead, I focus on the sunshine and the Texas wind and hills ahead of me. It’s a chance to remember who I am from the inside-out, and to surprise myself on a pretty regular basis as to who I can be when I challenge myself. It has transformed me physically, mentally, and…


Paceline
Fort Worth Bicycling Association
Our most recent Paceline (the club’s online newsletter) was added 1-4-14 and is available


TMAA Monthly Meeting!
TMAA – Team Member Activities Association (San Antonio, TX)
January 20 @ 5:30 am – 6:30 pm
Details
Date:    January 20, 2014
Time:    5:30 am – 6:30 pm


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Texas Bicycling Daily News Roundup December 14th

Fort Worth Bicycling Association Upcoming Rides

This Week’s Activities
Godley Del Norte Ride
Sunday, December 15, 2013 9:00 am
Godley Middle School, Godley Tx
The Rusty Chain Gang Ramble
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 9:00 am
Fort Worth: Columbus Trail City Building
Interlochen Christmas Lights Ride
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 6:30 pm
Arlington RUSH – VILLAGE CREEK park
Burleson and Beyond
Thursday, December 19, 2013 9:00 am
Burleson: Commerce Street
The Rusty Chain Gang Romp
Thursday, December 19, 2013 9:00 am
Benbrook: YMCA
Joe Pool Lake
Saturday, December 21, 2013 9:00 am
Grand Prairie: Lynn Creek Marina
AS THE WIND BLOWS
Saturday, December 21, 2013 9:00 am
Willow Park – NorthEast Corner
Christmas Party
Saturday, December 21, 2013 6:30 pm
Joe T Garcia’s

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Ride
Hill Country Bicycle Touring Club
Saturday, January 18th:  We will meet at 10:00 AM at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, which is home to many rare birds, including one of the rarest birds in North America; the whooping crane. We will meet in the parking lot in front of the visitor’s center for a16 mile ride on the paved road which circles the park.  Camping is available at Goose Island State Park and at the Riverside RV Park in Tivoli on the Guadalupe River (about 15 miles from the wildlife refuge).  There are also many motels in close-by Rockport and in other communities in the area which…


8:00am – Harden Dental Team Ride — Corinth Cycling Club
When: Sat Dec 28, 2013 8am to 11am  CST
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


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Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup December 7th

Icemaggedon 2013!
TexasMTBtrails

Spent the day enjoying the ice and falling. Not exactly your typical Texas riding.


This Week’s Activities
Fort Worth Bicycling Association
The Rusty Chain Gang Ramble
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 9:00 am
Fort Worth: Columbus Trail City Building

Burleson and Beyond
Thursday, December 12, 2013 9:00 am
Burleson: Commerce Street

The Rusty Chain Gang Romp
Thursday, December 12, 2013 9:00 am
Benbrook: YMCA

RUSA 200K Brevet
Saturday, December 14, 2013 7:00 am
Grand Prairie: Lynn Creek Marina

Xmas Hay(es) Ride
Saturday, December 14, 2013 9:00 am
Weatherford: TXDot

Joe Pool Lake
Saturday, December 14, 2013 9:00 am
Grand Prairie: Lynn Creek Marina


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