Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for September 17th

Speaking of Racks – Velo Orange Bike Rack Prototypes
by Christopher Curnutt        Biking in Dallas
Velo Orange touring racks

Racks have been an active topic here recently and I am liking what I see over at Velo Orange. …

8:30am – Corinth MTB Ride
Corinth Cycling Club
by Scott Franklin
When: Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:30am to 10am  CDT
Where: Corinth City Hall
Event Description: Mountain bike trail ride open to all skill levels. Helmets required on all rides. Ride leader is Lance Hendrick. 8:30am lance@brasrep.com

6-year-old gears up for Mamma Jamma Ride to support breast cancer patients
Pam LeBlanc, Fit City

The training wheels only came off 6-year-old Ella Hall’s bicycle in March, but already she’s preparing to pedal 27 miles at the Mamma Jamma Ride on Oct. 1.

It won’t be her first trip around the block. The past two years, Ella has pitched in from her seat on the back of a tandem bike steered by her mother, Rhonda Hall. …

Wichita Falls gets to an even 100 triple-digit days just as Dallas area joins record books
By Associated Press
DALLAS — Wichita Falls became the latest Texas city to have 100 days of triple-digit temperatures in one year.

Not far from Oklahoma state line in North Texas and home to the Hotter ‘N Hell Hundred bike race every summer, Wichita Falls broke its one-year record for 100-degree days weeks ago. The previous mark of 79 came in 1980, which was the benchmark for Texas heat waves before this year. …

Mayor Price Kicks off Bicycle Ride at Texas Wesleyan
Darren White
Staging for the ride begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price will start a nine-mile bicycle ride at Texas Wesleyan on Saturday, Sept. 17, and will travel through east Fort Worth.

The ride is the first in a series of neighborhood cycles that Mayor Price plans for coming months. The University’s Oneal-Sells Administration Building parking lot will be the parking and staging area for the ride. Staging begins at 8 a.m. and the ride starts at 9 a.m. …

Austin Downtown REI — Central Texas Mountain Biking Basics
Date: 10/19/2011
Event Location: Austin Downtown REI
Event Fee: Free
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (CDT)
Presenter: REI Specalist
Group Size: 35
Description: Central Texas is a great place to take your bike off-road! In this free presentation, an REI mountain biking specialist will give an introduction to the basics of mountain biking. We will share…

Hammered at the La Vernia Hammerfest
By Bike Geek
Being overtaken by a thunderstorm is quite an experience.

The sudden tailwind of the thunderstorm’s gust front was a temporary blessing followed by the loud collision of fat water droplets bouncing off my bicycle helmet.  Seconds later, I was riding in a deluge.

That was the experience for me during the last six miles or so of the 2011 La Vernia Hammerfest.  As the heavens opened up, the country roads turned into small streams.  I remember 30mph, white…

Daily News Roundup September 19th – Texas Bicycling

Vintage Dallas Bicycle License Plate
from Biking In Dallas by Michael W. Hubbard
I have been looking for a Dallas Bicycle License plate on ebay forever. Lo and behold, when I went to my friend Justin Husman’s house with Mr. Curnutt for a “Bike Class” recently, I saw …

Field Day, October 2nd! « Bike Friendly Arlington
by inaseb
On Saturday, October 2nd, join BFA for a fun day of bicycle games. We’ll have bike limbo, a frame toss, a bike scavenger hunt around the city, and good times celebrating our beautiful bicycles! We’ll be at Doug Russell Park at Cooper …

Cycling On The Up In San Antonio – Texas BikeRadar
San Antonio, Texas is becoming increasingly bicycle-friendly thanks to a supportive city leadership

San Antonio is making significant strides toward becoming one of the most cycling-friendly cities in the state of Texas.
San Antonio
The bustling metropolis has enforced two cycle-safe ordinances, launched a cycle-awareness campaign called Get Cyched and will offer a bike-share programme as early as January 2011. …

WiMax San Antonio TX » Blog Archive » Sir, Is CLEAR Really In La …
by admin
Over the weekend, we volunteered to help out at the 4th annual La Vernia Wild West Hammer Fest, a bicycle ride to raise funds for the La Vernia Historical Society (http://laverniawildwesthammerfest.com).  Those of you who have visited our site before, know that I’m a licensed Amateur (Ham) Radio Operator, and often do volunteer work, using my skills as a ham radio operator to help our community. …

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Bike Bling
by Jami
There is biking out there to be done. Tomorrow I’ll be getting me some. Yes, I’ll be winded. It’s been two, TWO weeks since I’ve pedaled my mountain bike. But there was that torrential down pour we had courtesy of Hermine. … Last weekend I participated in my first endurance race, Hell on Wheels at Northshore – 104 miles in the hot blazing Texas sun during a particularly scorching summer. The day’s high reached 105. Solo riders and relay teams competed to finish eight …