Interview- Bike Through the Forest and the Hills 2014 – Coldspring, TX
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
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’
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
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
Monday, January 20, 2014 9:00 am
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…
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
…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
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…
New Event Added to Texbiker.net Calendar