Texas Bicycling News June 20th

Mad Duck Cyclery

Riding with The King.. The Tour D’Italia tradition ! #Elvis #elvislives #cycling #rally #livetoride

Middle Of The Road (MOTR) Rides

Holy geez! There must’ve been over 12,250 eager riders on today’s MOTR ride to Elroy, TX, whoa!
Well okay, maybe fifty riders. But it still took two pics to get ’em all! …

The Indian Ghosts Close Village Creek Due To Flooding While Mallard Cove Dries Up

by Durango Texas        durangotexas.blogspot.com

This afternoon I heard the Indian Ghosts who haunt Arlington’s Village Creek Natural Historical Area calling me.
So, I rolled my motorized wheels to Arlington to find the Natural Historical Area closed due to flooding.
That surprised me since it has not …

White Rock Lake Breakfast Ride

Plano Bicycle Association

July 3rd
Ride Leader:  Steve Standifer
It’s time for our traditional July 4th ride (BUT WILL BE ON FRIDAY, JULY 3RD) to White Rock Lake for breakfast at Barbecs! This is an unofficial PBA Ride but I will be happy to lead a group down to the Lake. Rolling average of 17.5-18.0 MPH departing from the northwest corner of the intersection of 15th St. and Independence at 7:00 AM. If someone else wants to lead a slighter slower group please let me know!
Two things to bring-CASH as Barbecs does not take credit cards or checks and we need a …

Final Series Results


Final 2015 Road Series results have now been posted on the race series tab of this website under the 2015 road series link.  Get their via this direct link.
Congratulations to all our racers and teams.  We had some great competition in particular in our varsity category with the Williams brothers of Macleod and Xavier dueling it out with the Jesuit trio of Evan Bausbacher, Jake Ingram, and Hugo Scala Jr.
In the end, after everyone’s lowest scoring race from the series was dropped, Jesuit sophomore Evan Bausbacher came out on top of the …

Cycling the causeway over to Galveston Island

Ernest Gonzalez

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Leading by example

By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett        www.brownsvilleherald.com

Jerry Ruiz is a low-key, laid back guy. But his actions speak louder than his words and he has had a large impact on our community. Ruiz is a teacher at Russell Elementary School in West Brownsville, but is also known in Brownsville as “the guy who bikes everywhere”.
National Bike to Work Day this past Friday was like any other day for Jerry. He hopped on his bike and traversed Brownsville, arriving at school on time to teach a classroom full of kids.
“Brownsville is really an easy place to bike for a lot of reasons. The streets are well connected, and there are so many alternative routes to avoid heavier traffic. The city has been working hard to add more lanes and protection so we can …

Anthills Trail Work Party


Event category: General
Trail: The Anthills (Terry Hershey Park)
Saturday, May 30, 2015 – 8:30am
The plan for this trail work party includes trail trimming, erosion control, mud hole drainage and some bench cut work. We need quite a few people for this work party so that we can break up into several groups to get the work done at the various locations. Please let me know if …

Ride to Mesilla

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 7:30 AM

River Run Plaza
1071 Country Club Rd El Paso, TX

6 Cyclists Went

Meet at River Run Plaza at 7:30 and ride to Mesilla via Hwy 28. 63 miles, 18-20 mph. Gerd Pfister,[masked]

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Fort Hood Regional Trail Project (segment 3)


Bid Date & Time: 05/21/15 3:00 PM
Prebid: 05/07/15 3:00 PM
Solicitation Title: Fott Hood Regional Trail Project (segment 3)
Owner Solic Number: 15-16
Status: bidding
Report: 6267739
Country : United States
State: TX
County: Bell
Location: Killeen
Scope: The major items of work include approximately 1.2 miles of concrete pedestrian and bicycle trail including concrete pavement, low
water crossing, grading, storm drain and culvert drainage structures, lighting, seating areas, trailhead pavilion, reinforced concrete
retaining walls, and erosion control.
Notes: A non-mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at 3:00 p.m. on May 7, 2015 in the City Hall Council Chambers, 101 N. College, Killeen, Texas 76541.All Pre-bid questions should be addressed to Shawn Bertram with Halff Associates, Inc. atsbertram@halff.com with a copy sent to Karlene Jessie at kjessie@killeentexas.gov andwill be accepted up until 3:00 p.m. on May 14, 2015.
Plans: From Designet, for a non-refundable charge of $100.00 per set
(paper copy). See attached file.
Bond: 5% bid bond
Update Notes: Addendum #1 attached.
Owner Type: Public
Buyer: Killeen, City of – Purchasing Division
Address: 207-A W. Avenue D
City: Killeen    State: TX    Zip/Postal Code: 76541 …

Saturday Beginner Ride

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:00 AM

Performance Bicycle
4750 Fm 1960 Rd W Houston, TX

3 Bicycle Enthusiasts Went

The ride starts from the Performance North Houston store location.  We do not ride on 1960 but go through the neighborhoods to start the ride.  The ride is approximately 10 miles and pace is based on participants for the day.  It is a No Drop Ride.Please bring a helmet, spare tube, waterbottle, positive attitude 🙂

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Problem With You Ten Speeders

Cycling Space City        cyclingspacecity.blogspot.com

Today we did our usual Sunday morning ride out of the Katy Mills Mall only the ride got quite a bit more interesting.  As we were riding back to the mall we had a confrontation with a guy in a pickup. We were heading North on Spring Green Blvd and approaching Falcon Landing Blvd where we would make a right turn.  I should note that both roads have two lanes in each direction and this was Sunday morning around 10 AM.  The light was red at the intersection and we were riding two abreast.  The pickup behind us honked his horn at us just before we got to the red …

Fulshear 35 From Foster

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7:00 AM

Foster High School
4400 FM 723 Richmond, TX

3 SH!FT starters Went

Let’s ride Fulshear. Come prepared for 35 miles at 15-20 mph. Wind can be a challenge so we can work on paceline skills.ROLLOUT AT 7:00 SHARP!!.There is only 1 break and it is 24 miles into the ride. Bring enough food and drink to carry you that far.Our next trip to Fulshear will likely be closer to 50 miles so this is a good intro to the area….

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This Week’s Activities

Fort Worth Bicycling Association

The Rusty Chain Gang Ramble
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:00 am
Ft Worth: Christ Lutheran Church

Watermelon Waltz
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 6:00 pm
Everman: Jerry’s Place

Thursday, May 21, 2015 8:00 am
Benbrook: YMCA

Burleson and Beyond
Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:00 am
Burleson: Commerce Street

The Rusty Chain Gang Romp
Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:00 am
Benbrook: YMCA

Burleson Honey Tour
Saturday, May 23, 2015 8:00 am

Joe Pool Lake Marina
Saturday, May 23, 2015 9:00 am
Joe Pool Lake Lynn Creek Marina

Baker Rd
Sunday, May 24, 2015 8:00 am
Aledo Middle School

Events Calendar

Plano Bicycle Association

19 May
Non-PBA Tues/Thurs ‘OAS’ Ride  ::  Other Rides
Tuesday Night Girl’s Ride  ::  Club Rides
08:00am – 05:00pm  Non-PBA Tues/Thurs Morning Rudy Ride  ::  Other Rides
06:00pm – 08:30pm  Non-PBA Tues/Thurs Eve Popsicle Ride  ::  Other Rides
20 May
May 20 – Ride of Silence  ::  Other Rides
Wednesday Night Dinner Ride  ::  Club Rides
06:00pm  Wednesday Night ABCD Rides  ::  Club Rides
21 May
Non-PBA Tues/Thurs ‘OAS’ Ride  ::  Other Rides
08:00am – 05:00pm  Non-PBA Tues/Thurs Morning Rudy Ride  ::  Other Rides
06:00pm – 08:30pm  Non-PBA Tues/Thurs Eve Popsicle Ride  ::  Other Rides
22 May
May 22 – Bike The Bricks in McKinney  ::  Other Rides
23 May
Sat/Sun OAS  ::  Club Rides
Saturday B Squared  ::  Club Rides
Saturday DB Lite  ::  Club Rides
Saturday DB Recreation  ::  Club Rides
Saturday DB1  ::  Club Rides
Saturday DB2  ::  Club Rides
Saturday Eastside  ::  Club Rides
Saturday Fast Forty/Fast Forty Lite  ::  Club Rides
Saturday McK Fred’s Ride  ::  Club Rides
Saturday McK Java Ride  ::  Club Rides
Saturday Novice Ride  ::  Club Rides
Saturday OAS Lite  ::  Club Rides
Saturday Step-up Ride  ::  Club Rides
Saturday Tweener Ride  ::  Club Rides
07:30am – 11:00am  Saturday McK CAD Lite  ::  Club Rides
07:30am – 11:00am  Saturday McK CAD Ride  ::  Club Rides
07:30am – 11:00am  Saturday McK Tempo 50  ::  Club Rides

Una Bella Machina

Pit’s Fritztown News        pitsfritztownnews.wordpress.com

Today I took my “Italian beauty”, i.e. my vintage Gianni Motta road bicycle, out for her first  ride. This here is what she looks like now: …

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What is Success for You this Cycling Season?

by Adrian Flores        texasbikeracing.com

You may know me as the flashy bike racer, formerly known as…
Yet there was a time before bike-racing when I attended college enrolled in a pre-med degree program and was swimming on a college sponsorship. My life could only be described as masochistic. I spent 15-18 hours of my week in classes, double that studying, and 25 hours a week with my face submerged in a pool or challenging the limits of my body. The rest of the time I slept or was eating (a ton). Some of it wasn’t exciting, but all of it formed who I am today.
I gained a unique perspective in the most tranquil of environments – staring at the bottom of a pool. I learned how to handle sports in my life in conjunction with a harsh reality: I was a great swimmer, full of …

Team FIAT Plus at Tour of Corsicana

Bicycles Plus

It was a great weekend of racing by the FIAT Team at Tour of Corsicana Stage a Race. Congratulations to Craig Keane finishing on the podium in 3rd place, 40+ category. The rest of the team had strong showings with …

Texas Hell Week Is upon Us

Pit’s Fritztown News

Texas Hell Week – it started last Saturday – has kicked off the bicycling season here in the Texas Hill Country. Well, even if they do have short rides [ca. 30 miles], this event is not for me. Just now even the shorter ones are too much for me, the brevets of 200k and 300k will never be my kind of ride. …

Bricks and Bikes – Corsicana Stage Race attracts 370 cyclists to event

By Bob Belcher, Daily Sun        www.corsicanadailysun.com

Overcast skies did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm and turnout for the fourth annual Corsicana Stage Race bicycle event — held in conjunction with the city of Corsicana’s “Second Saturday” event.
Debbie Wilson, president of the Corsicana and Navarro County Chamber of Commerce, said this year’s bicycle event was the biggest yet, with 370 cyclists taking part in the race through the streets of downtown Corsicana.
“They really love our …

Valley Ranch Neighborhood Park Trail


Bid Date & Time: 04/02/15 2:00 PM
Prebid: 03/24/15 2:00 PM
Solicitation Title: Valley Ranch Neighborhood Park Trail
Status: bidding    Report: 6190551
Country :United States     State: TX    County: Bell
Location: Temple
Est. Low Value: $57,000    Est. High Value: $57,000
Scope: This project entails the construction of a 6 FT wide crushed granite trail with compacted, fine grade, select road base as a sub-base and steel edging over 1,930 LF of distance. Also, a 3 FT wide section of concrete trail will connect the existing neighborhood to the park – this section is 170 LF in length. Additionally, along each walkable side of the detention spillway, ten FT of 6 FT wide trail will need to be of concrete construction to off-set any erosion.
Notes: A voluntary pre-bid conference will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Patsy Luna Building (adjacent to the Free Clinic and Wilson Park) located at 1909 Curtis B. Elliott Dr., Temple, Texas. This project has a “prevailing wage” requirement.
Plans: From Owner
Bond: 5% bid bond
Owner Type: Public
Buyer: Temple, City of – Purchasing Department

New Dallas cycling studio takes your senses on a ride

By Diana Oates        dallas.culturemap.com

We are fortunate to have a variety of cycling studios from which to choose in Dallas. But, if you’re being honest, can you really tell the difference between them? Probably not.
A new studio on Lovers Lane hopes to differentiate itself by transforming the entire sensory experience. After nearly 20 years of teaching spin in Los Angeles, Parker Williams has returned to Texas with Ride House.
To appeal to all senses during a workout, Ride House considers …

Caffeine Cruisers Sipping Coffee

Plano Bicycle Association

Alex says…
“We had some new faces and …

Getting Sunburned Rolling My Wheels In Mallard Cove Park

Durango Texas

What with the temperature today being in the 70s for the first time in what seems like years, I decided to roll my mechanized wheels to Mallard Cove Park to roll my non-mechanized wheels on a bike ride with (virtually) Mallard Cove Park neighbor, Mary K.
Those would be my handlebars  looking at …

Texas Mountain Biking (Day Two)

by Dave Bravo

Mountain Biking in Lantana, TX

Mountain Biking in San Antonio Texas as Goverment Canyon Park

by Ben Smeding

Buffalo Hill Mountain Bike Race 2015

by chrispodz

The first lap of the Cat 1 Men Mountain Bike Race at Buffalo Hill Trails in Canyon, TX on March 8, 2015.

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Walburg Report and Cushion Forts


I look forward to the Walburg road race every year. The rolling windswept course suits me. Last two times I’ve done the Pro 1 race there I’ve been third and fifth.
Two years ago I lined up at Walburg having not raced in a few years. I’d been riding for about 7-months after a solid 5-year hiatus. I was 30-pounds over weight. I had hairy legs. I filled my jersey and shorts out like a burrito. I was not on par with the elite riders but because a previous version of myself had raced at that level, I was still considered “elite.” On paper at …

Thumbs up and down


(up) Our bike-loving mayor and her council members this week unanimously voted to move forward with a bicycle master plan for Houston. “The goal is to make Houston a bicycle friendly city and to get more people bicycling safety,” said Michael Payne, executive director of BikeHouston. Cities that …

Bike Sharing Program


Bid Date & Time: 03/20/15 2:00 PM
Owner Solic Number: MAIN 15-0020    Status: bidding    Report: 6143859
Country :United States     State: TX    County: Brazos
Location: College Station
Scope: Provide a bike share program for all students, faculty, staff or visitors to the campus.
Notes: A pre-bid meeting will be held in the conference room of the Village Center building located at 702 University Drive E, Building E.,
College Station, TX 77840-1805.
Plans: From Owner. See attached file.
Owner Type: Public
Buyer: Texas A & M University, Purchasing Services
Address: PO Box 30013
City: College Station    State: TX    Zip/Postal Code: 77842-0013
TEL: 979-845-4570    FAX: 979-845-3800
Website: http://purchasing.tamu.edu
Contact: Patty Winkler …

Update: my srolen bike got recovered!

by Horrorshow13        www.reddit.com/r/BikingATX

Eek sorry about the typo! Apd called me today and they recovered my stolen bike from a pawn shop. Record your serial numbers people! There is hope! Been 3-4 months gone!

Welcome to Cycling in the Permian Basin

The Permian Basin Cycling Association is an affiliation of cyclists interested in promoting and participating in the various disciplines of amateur cycling.

Houston Cycling Club

Houston, TX
2,162 Houston Cycling Members

Hello and welcome to the Houston Cycling Club!  Whether you’re training for a triathlon, a road/ mountain bike race or just looking to meet fun people to ride with, this is th…

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March Texas Bicycle Racing Association Events


March     1     Sun         Fair Park Womens Clinic (o)     Dallas, TX     Scheduled
5     Thu         KingRacingGroup Thursday Night Crits (r)     Dallas, TX     Scheduled
7     Sat     Texas Cup     The Primavera (r)     Lago Vista, TX     Scheduled
7     Sat     Texas Cup     Heads or Tails Cycling Time Trial (r)     Beaumont, TX     Scheduled
8     Sun     Texas Cup     The Primavera (r)     Lago Vista, TX     Scheduled
8     Sun         Castroville Time Trials (r)     Castroville, TX     Scheduled
10     Tue         Sun & Ski Tuesday Night Crit (r)     Richardson     Scheduled
12     Thu         KingRacingGroup Thursday Night Crits (r)     Dallas, TX     Scheduled
14     Sat     Texas Cup     Tour of Corsicana (r)     Corsicana, TX     Scheduled
15     Sun     Texas Cup     Tour of Corsicana (r)     Corsicana, TX     Scheduled
17     Tue         Sun & Ski Tuesday Night Crit (r)     Richardson     Scheduled
18     Wed         Bicycles Inc. Wednesday Night Crits (r)     Fort Worth, TX     Scheduled
19     Thu         KingRacingGroup Thursday Night Crits (r)     Dallas, TX     Scheduled
21     Sat     Texas Cup     The Armeaux Crit (r)     Dallas, TX     Scheduled
22     Sun     Texas Cup     Jesuit Ranger Roundup (r)     Celina/Collin County, TX     Scheduled
24     Tue         Sun & Ski Tuesday Night Crit (r)     Richardson     Scheduled
25     Wed         Bicycles Inc. Wednesday Night Crits (r)     Fort Worth, TX     Scheduled
26     Thu         KingRacingGroup Thursday Night Crits (r)     Dallas, TX     Scheduled
28     Sat     Texas Cup     Hammerfest (r)     Fort Davis, TX     Scheduled
29     Sun     Texas Cup     Hammerfest (r)

Mesilla or bust

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015, 8:30 AM

River Run Plaza
1071 Country Club Rd El Paso, TX

6 Cyclists Went

Meet at River Run Plaza and ride to The Bean in Mesilla. 68 miles, 15-17 mph. Rick Rivas,[masked]

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Weatherford Way North

Fort Worth Bicycling Association

Club Ride
Saturday, February 28, 2015 9:00 am
Our goal is a “user friendly” – fun event.  I say event because lunch will be served after the ride & you can shower, if you want, before lunch.
NO RIDER LEFT BEHIND – Someone will ride with the slowest rider on each distance. We will also attempt to have riders up front to help with turns. SAG also provided.
This is hilly Parker County, so all distances are challenging, but low traffic, on scenic and interesting country roads. …

Non-PBA Tues/Thurs Eve Popsicle Ride

Plano Bicycle Association

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 06:00pm – 08:30pm
Stressed out by your workday?  Need something to cool you off?  Try a Popsicle, a most refreshing ride! Three flavors to choose from (in descending speed order): A (Apricot), B (Banana), C (Cherry).
Pop B Ride Leader:   George Markus (aka El Cid, The General, Batman, etc.)
Departure:      Pop A: 6:00pm; Pop B: 6:03; Pop C: 6:05pm;  (A&B leave at 6PM Oct – Mar, C will start close behind)
Location:       Tom Thumb @ NW corner of Renner and Custer
Parking:          Along Custer away from Tom Thumb and Starbucks
Description: …

Greater Houston Off-Road Biking Association (GHORBA)

Wrapping up the informal ride at Riverbend and thankfully the weather stayed away. Thanks Mike Meiers and Frank Cano for hosting.

The Austin Mountain Bikers Meetup Group

Austin, TX
2,678 Mountain Bikers

Meet other local mountain bikers to organize rides, review trails, gear and trade tips. All skill-levels welcome. We’ll try to organize rides that fit all experience levels. M…

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Jalapeño weekend ready for cyclists, runners

Valley Morning Star

HARLINGEN — The city of Harlingen will be awarding 500 commemorative medals to most bicyclists finishing the 25th annual Jalapeño 100 in Harlingen on Saturday.
In addition, the Jalapeño 100 will offer “Ride the Fire” lapel pins to those who complete the 100-mile route.
Some athletes plan to enter the bicycle event Saturday and return for the Jalapeño 100 Family Fun Run / Walk on Sunday. Proceeds from all the events will benefit the …

The Austin Mountain Bikers Meetup Group

Austin, TX
2,678 Mountain Bikers

Meet other local mountain bikers to organize rides, review trails, gear and trade tips. All skill-levels welcome. We’ll try to organize rides that fit all experience levels. M…

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Benefits of a Bicycle

by: Omar C. Garcia        gobeyondblog.com

When I was a kid, my bicycle was my passport to adventure. Back in those days bicycles pretty much came in one style — basically in some variation of the iconic Western Flyer style. Single speed. Big tires. Padded seat. A kickstand. And, of course, those colorful streamers on the handlebar grips. This was cool stuff back in the day. I still remember saving money to accessorize my bike. I bought a basket that attached to the front forks so that I could carry my books to school. Nerdy by today’s standards. Probably nerdy in …

Let’s Roll to Velo (Sunday, Denton)

March 1 – March 2
Mar 1 at 1:45pm to Mar 2 at 4:15pm in CST
Velo Republic
219 Fort Worth Dr, Denton, Texas 76201
This is a Sunday ride to the (free) grand opening of Velo Republic (formerly The Bicycle and Run Path) in Denton. They are a stocking dealer for Cannondale, Fuji, and Salsa bicycles. There will be free (pork) BBQ, veggies, door prizes, live music.
1:45p 18 milers gather at Burl Street parking area. Directions: I-35 north to Swisher. Go straight across Swisher and stay on frontage road to first street on …



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