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Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for July 10th

22 riders stop in Brookings
by Jef Hatch, Pilot staff writer        www.currypilot.com

“Everybody is touched by cancer,” Bucky Ribbeck said. “Whether it is someone you know or whether you are a survivor; cancer touches everyone. That’s why we ride, to kill cancer.”
Ribbeck, as the ride director for the Sierra group of the Livestrong Texas 4000 ride against cancer, is leading a group of 22 riders from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska to bring awareness to the people in the fight against cancer.
The riders, a portion of the 69 riders who are split into three groups — there is an Ozarks group and a Rockies group in addition to the Sierras group — are all students…


Recreational sports calendar – July 10, 2013
San Antonio Express
Bicycling: Today, 8 a.m., Wednesday Wheelers Seniors Ride, 30 miles, Floore’s Country Store, Helotes. 210-643-0314.
Running: Today, 6:15 p.m., SARR Wednesday Night Zoo Run, Brackenridge Park. 210-286-6291.
Bicycling: Saturday, 8 a.m., Boerne Ride, 25 to 70 miles, city hall, Boerne. 210-325-2500, 210-524-9393.
Running: Saturday, 8 a.m., GUSTO Run (8K/15K) at Mission Reach, Mission Reach.
Running: Saturday, 8 a.m., Beach Run 5K, Lackland AFB. 210-497-8214.
Bicycling: Sunday, 8 a.m., Garden Ridge-Gruene Latte Ride, Schertz, president@sawheelmen.com…


University police conduct annual bicycle round up
by Weldon McKenzie        star.txstate.edu
The University Police Department conducted its annual Bicycle Round Up in May, collecting a number of abandoned bicycles that were strewn about campus.
This year’s round up yielded about 75 unregistered bicycles and parts, including salvageable accessories and locks, said UPD officer Otto Glenewinkel. The police department impounds unregistered bikes that are still operable for about 120 days to allow owners to claim them.
Glenewinkel said there are many benefits that arise from these roundups, including clearing up…


James Shepherd recovering from serious injuries
By Brian Tunney        xgames.espn.go.com
BMX legend and early influential street rider James Shepherd was released from the hospital Wednesday after suffering serious injuries while riding his bike July 4 in Austin, Texas.

Shepherd, 42, was traveling via BMX bike on South Lamar Boulevard in Austin when a car veered too close to him, according to Tom Williams, a longtime friend of Shepherd’s and the owner of Empire BMX, a shop in Austin. As a result, Shepherd swerved into a utility pole and was thrown from his bicycle.

Shepherd suffered serious injuries that include a fractured skull, a broken jaw, a broken neck, a broken clavicle and a torn ACL in his knee, according to medical staff at Austin’s University Medical Center Brackenridge, where Shepherd was…


Bike Friendly Arlington at the 4th of July Parade
Bike Friendly Arlington

Here’s the group after the parade. Big thanks to everyone who came out to ride with us! It was great to see some new faces and old friends. …


3nd Annual CPR Ride and Summer Picnic
Austin Cycling Association
Come join us for the 3nd Annual CPR Ride and Summer Picnic, aka the Third Annual Memorial Ride and Picnic for the Formerly Late Stanton Truxillo. This ride and picnic, with a free, hands only CPR class at noon, was inspired by the life and brain saving CPR administered by a good Samaritan when ACA member Stanton Truxillo suffered a massive heart attack on an ACA ride on August 4, 2010.

The picnic will be from 10:00am to 2:00am on Sunday, August 4th in the Martin Park Pavilion in southeast Austin next to the Martin Neighborhood Pool.  It will be a cook-out for $8.00 per person and the deadline for signing up is Friday, August 2nd. Directions to the park are: drive east on…


Le Triple Crown
Saturday July 20
Austin Cycling Association is the beneficiary for Bicycle Sport Shop’s Triple Crown Ride on Saturday July 20, 2013. In return, ACA will be helping to organize and staff rest stops throughout the day.  If volunteering isn’t for you, consider riding or inviting your friends to join the fun – three ride options, so there’s something for everyone. (use whatever main text is on style sheet)
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An Austin Firefighter Struck by a Drowsy Driver While Cycling is in a Coma
www.texasbicycleinjurylaw.com
Austin firefighter Colin Camp was riding in a 14-foot-wide bicycle lane on Tuesday, June 18, when a man driving a pickup struck him from behind and then tried to flee the scene.  Camp is at University Medical Center Brackenridge; he is in a coma.  The 60-year-old pickup truck driver was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and failure to stop and render aid.

The 33-year-old Austin Fire Department firefighter was traveling just south of West Slaughter Lane in the 10000 block of Manchaca Road at 4 p.m. when the…


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Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for May 8th

Houston Passes Ordinance to Protect Cyclists, Others from Vehicular Traffic
www.houstongovnewsroom.org/
New Law Defines Space Needed to Maintain Traffic Safety for all Road Users
Mayor Annise Parker and Houston City Council Members today unanimously approved an ordinance to protect Houston’s cyclists and other vulnerable road users by requiring cars and other motor vehicles to keep a separation of more than three feet while passing, and trucks or commercial vehicles to keep a separation of more than six feet. The ordinance is effective immediately.

Vulnerable road users are defined as a walkers or runners; the physically disabled, such as someone in a wheelchair; a stranded motorist or passengers; highway construction, utility or maintenance workers; tow truck operators; cyclists; moped, motor-driven cycle and scooter drivers; or horseback riders.

“As a city, we need to protect everyone and anyone who uses our roads,” said…


HBC Club Picnic And Meeting Ride Ride
Houston Bicycle Club
Saturday 05/18/13 at: 8:00 am B&PW Park in Sealy
Ride rolling pasture land to Bernardo, and Cat Springs. Long route visits New Ulm. Stores in Bernardo and New Ulm. …


Tuesday: Intermediate/Advanced Mountain Bike Ride at the Ant Hills
Houston Cycling Club
Tuesday, May 14, 2013        6:15 PM
15200 Memorial Dr, Houston, Te (map)

Look for group and ask if it’s us! call me, Jeff @ 713-459-4622 if you have any questions or are going to be late.

This will be a medium to fast pace ride through the Ant Hills of Hershey Park! Bring WATER, spare tube/tire, snacks, etc…Helmets required. Call if you are going to be late so we can wait for you. Wheels rolling by 6:30! See you there


In Case You Missed It- May ’13
Woodlands Cycling Club
by Tammy Richard
The meeting of May 6 was short but very very sweet.
Renee welcomed many new members and talked about the “Beginner’s Ride” 14 riders participated in a new joy of riding.

Don’t forget the Iron Man Texas coming up. The club is responsible for manning the south sector. We are short 20 volunteers. Events can only happen with the help of volunteers. You can sign up on club website. Volunteering is good for the soul.

Kevin Franklin gave a report on the recent activity of the Race Team.  April was busy and May looks to be very busy as well.  The team was very successful in representing the club across the area in the Houston Grand Crit and…


Polo on bicycles is as awesome as it sounds
www.bikehouston.org

Yes! There are folks in Houston who play polo on bicycles. Bike polo combines traditional polo with hockey and trash talking to add a little swagger. Check it out and why not give it a try? Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays at Emancipation Park.


Traffic Skills 101: One-Day Class on Saturday, May 11
www.bikehouston.org
Northwest Cycling Club and the League of American Bicyclists are offering a one-day class on Saturday May 11, designed to teach adult cyclists how to safely use a bicycle with confidence and competence for pleasure, utility, and sport under various highway, climate, terrain, and traffic conditions.

This class is for new and experienced cyclists. There is a pre-requisite for this hands-on course – you must complete the free online ‘classroom’ portion. This is available at www.bikeed.org. Once you get to the site you will need to register and complete the four chapters as this will prepare your for the ‘on the bike’ portion of the course. Deadline for…


Bike to Balloonfest
El Paso Bicycle Club Ride
Saturday, May 25    6:30AM
Description:     Meet at Crazy Cat Cyclery at I-10 and Redd and head up rollers to Anthony to watch mass ascension of hot air balloons at Wet-N-Wild. Then return via Valley roads. 30-35 miles, moderate B/IG-friendly pace (15-17 mph). Bob Clark, …


Tuesday Ride at Walnut Creek – Intermediate ride level
The Austin Mountain Bikers Meetup Group
Tuesday, May 14, 2013        5:30 PM
Walnut Creek Park
12138 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX (map)

Back to normal summer hours.
Please be there and be ready to roll by 5:30 pm. We meet in the parking lot near the pool in the middle of the island.

Any question please call/text  me at…


QBP recalls some Surly Pugsley forks
by BRAIN Staff
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — QBP is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 975 Surly Pugsley chromoly forks. The forks are being recalled because they can bend. The company has received one report of a fork bending above the disc brake mount. No injuries resulted from the reported problem.

QBP is recalling forks with 100- and 135-millimeter spacing.

The 100-millimeter forks were sold individually only. They are black, have triple water bottle mounts on each side, rack/fender mounts on the top and bottom and have…


Cavs mountain bike team claims state title
Squad cycles to win in just its 2nd season
www.statesman.com
By Lake Travis View Staff

The Lake Travis mountain bike team won the Texas High School Mountain Bike League’s state championship Sunday at Huntsville State Park.

The team sealed the deal by finishing a stellar four-race season at the top after accumulating more overall rider points than any other competing high school on all levels.

“After finishing every race last year in second place,” Lake Travis coach Michael Smith said. “It was especially gratifying to…


Elderly man indicted in fatal bicycle crash
Verter Ginestra was killed on 360 in April 2012
by Calily Bien
AUSTIN (KXAN) – An 86-year-old man who struck and killed a bicyclist on Loop 360 last year was indicted by a Travis County Grand Jury for criminally negligent homicide on Tuesday.

The crash in April 2012 killed 55-year-old Verter Ginestra.

According to the Department of Public Safety, the driver, Maurice Widener drove into the shoulder of the…


College Station among Texas’ bike-friendliest cities
cityofcs.wordpress.com
National Bike MonthAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, College Station ranks No. 1 in Texas for the highest percentage of people who bike to work. Thanks to the city’s pro-bicycling policies and programs, College Station was one of only three Texas cities to be designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists in 2011.

State law allows bicyclists to ride on any public street, unless posted otherwise. College Station has several bicycle facilities…


Recreational sports calendar – May 8, 2013
Camps & clinics, calendar and sign-up sheet.
San Antonio Express-News
…Bicycling: Today, 9 a.m., Wednesday Wheelers Seniors Ride, 30 miles, Floore’s Country Store, Helotes. 210-643-0314.

Bicycling: Saturday, 8 a.m., Cibolo Ride, 20, 27, 39, 51, 66 and 71 miles, Pickrell Park, Schertz. 210-884-9470.

Bicycling: Saturday, 8 a.m., SA Tour de Cure, Retama Park, Selma. 210-829-1765, ext. 6123, tour.diabetes.org/site, kcardenas@diabates.org …


Bike To Work Day
An Austin Cycling Association Event
Friday May 17
The Austin Cycling Association is working to make Austin’s Bike to Work Day 2013 the most successful ever and we want you to join us. Austin Cycling will host commuter bike stations all over Austin with breakfast stations and afternoon happy hour stations, all with food, drink and many with live music. New this year, the Austin Cycling Association has created a unique incentive – a handy canvas messenger bag filled with great swag from our sponsors   –  to encourage more first…


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Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for March 13th

Reveille Peak Ride Pics – 3-9-13
AustinBike.com

What a great opportunity to get out before the rain.  We hit RPR and despite a bit of slow drizzle, the trails were in great shape and we got a great ride in.

We hit the long route, knocking out over 1850 feet of climbing in under 15 total miles.  The Austin Ridge Riders were also having a…


What is Really Happening at City Park
by John        AustinBike.com
I ride City Park. A lot.  In checking my GPS logs from last year I did at least 50 laps.  My first trip around the trail was back in the 90’s when I still had hair.  I remember a summer where it rained almost every weekend and Bear, Trailsurfer and I held the weekly City Park ride because nothing else was ever dry.  The trail is amazing in the way that it sheds water after a rain.

Recently there was some work done by the city.  Like it or not, it happened.  Austin Ridge Riders and the local motorcycle folks were involved.  There was a work day a few weeks back, and even though we had a lot of people out there, it seems like there were…


Recreational sports calendar – March 13, 2013
San Antonio Express-News
Bicycling: Saturday, 9 a.m., Bullis County Park Ride, 21, 34, 48 and 66 miles, Bullis County Park. 210-725-4438.

Bicycling: Sunday, 9 a.m., New Berlin Ride, 22, 34, 43 and 70 miles, Brietzke Station, New Berlin. 210-884-9470.

Bicycling: March 20, 9 a.m., Wednesday Wheelers Seniors Ride, 30 miles, Floore’s Country Store, Helotes. 210-643-0314.

Bicycling: March 23, 9 a.m., Kendalia-Crabapple Ride, 35 and 52 miles, public Library, Kendalia. 210-725-4438. …


The Waco Race – Texas Mountain Bike Racing Association 2013
by Cooper Sellers

February 16, 2013 – The Waco Race was held at Cameron Park in Waco. This was the 2nd mountain bike race in the TMBRA state series.

The week prior to this race I entered the SuperD at Rocky Hill Ranch and for over 5 minutes was at or above my maximum heart rate. Something happened that day that set me back quite a bit…


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Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for October 31st

Three ingredients for a world-class bicycling network
People for Bikes Blog
When it comes to making the bike a safe and comfortable choice for everyday transportation, no place on the planet has had more success than the Netherlands.

There are a lot of reasons why the Dutch are world leaders in getting people on bikes for everyday trips. The history, cultural context, and political decisions that led to bicycling being a rational and mainstream mode of transport in the Netherlands offer many relevant lessons for American cities, and the Green Lane Project is helping to share those lessons.

In my opinion, the biggest reasons for Dutch success are physical. The land use arrangement of cities creates short trip distances ideally suited to bicycling. The terrain is relatively flat. And the continuity of the network and design choices on the street makes a trip by bike a very inviting, safe choice. I’m not talking about cultural…

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Looking for the Perfect Ride? Become a Hosted Ride Leader!
www.austincycling.org
Austin Cycling Association’s Hosted Rides have proven to be a great way to meet people and share the joy of cycling. The key to their success? The Hosted Ride Leaders!

Join us for our next Hosted Ride Leader Training and celebrate the cooler weather by hosting a ride. We are looking to add all types of rides to the schedule – fast rides, slow rides, training rides, social rides, family rides, commuter rides, weekend rides, weekday rides, in-town rides, suburban rides, whatever kind of riding you like to do! No lengthy riding resume required, just a…

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GHORBA riders in Austin this coming weekend!!!
by Il Pirate            Austin Ridge Riders
Ride Leaders needed!!

Some of our neighbors from Houston have decided to head north for a weekend of mountain biking. On Saturday they plan to ride Pace Bend at 10:00 a.m. and on Sunday they will join the masses at Walnut Creek.

Ride Coordinator Mike Strawn is looking for a few ride leaders to help showcase Pace Bend at an Intermediate or Advanced pace.

If you know you way around and are willing to help our, there will be…

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Sunday All-Level Ride at Walnut Creek
Austin Ridge Riders
Repeats every week until Tue Nov 27 2012 .
Sunday, November 4, 2012 – 09:30
Sunday, November 11, 2012 – 09:30
Sunday, November 18, 2012 – 09:30
Sunday, November 25, 2012 – 09:30
Cooler weather hours are in effect starting on December 4th but we’ll still be hitting the trails early on Sundays in November.

We meet under the trees in the parking lot near the swimming pool. Look for the ARR banner.

We will switch to 1:30 pm start times on december 2nd. We know that this time change doesn’t work for everyone so we hope you considering hosting a ride for yourself and those who might want to ride at a different…

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Cyclocross Cup Race 1 of 5 – Toad Hall
Date: November 4, 2012
Location: Amarillo, TX
Contact: Sun adventure Sports 806-351-2453

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The Oasis to Venus
Lone Star Cyclists
Pace: Touring (varied pace with frequent stops averaging 12-15 mph)
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012 – 8:00am
Location: The Oasis / Lynn Creek Marina, Joe Pool Lake, 5700 Lake Ridge Parkway, Grand Prairie
Pace: Touring (varied pace with frequent stops averaging 12-15 mph)
Distances: 38 and 58 Miles

Join your club members for a ride down to Venus and back this Saturday. The weather forecast is for a beautiful Fall day with temperatures peaking in the low 80′s. …

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The next generation of great mountain biker
by Il Pirate            Austin Ridge Riders

Watch little Elan on his strider bike and then a year and a half later on his bike with pedals!  Thanks to Elan’s parent for letting us share the video. He is an inspiration to mountain bikers of all ages!!

A year and half later and he’s on a pedal bike. For anyone considering a balance bike for their kids, get one, they’ll be pedaling without training wheels before you know it. I can’t help but brag and promote balance bikes any chance I get. My son will be 4 in December and he’s already pedaling around at Walnut. He started on a balance bike a few months before he turned two. He’s taken some falls and struggles pedaling up most inclines with rocks, but he’s coming along. Thanks to the other riders at…

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Walnut Creek Workday: “Let the Armoring Begin!”
Austin Ridge Riders
Saturday, December 1, 2012 – 08:00 – 14:00
After bringing in 10,000 lbs of stone, we are finally ready to begin armoring the creek crossing.  And Saturday, December 1st is the day.  We will start at 8:00AM and go until 2:00PM.  We will meet at the creek crossing where there will be a waiver for you to sign.

You will need to bring:  gloves, pants, shovel, pick, and any digging tools you might have.  This is going to be a lot of hard work and we will need about 7 to 10 people to complete the project.

If you have any photography skills, we would love to have someone there for the majority of the time to…

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El Paso Bicycling Club Rides
Saturday, November 3
Half-Century Challenge-8:00 am

Sunday, November 4
Goodbye DST-8:00 am

Saturday, November 10
Bean and Back-8:00 am

Sunday, November 11
Veterans Day Ride-8:00 am

Saturday, November 17
Westside Fingers-8:30 am

Sunday, November 18
Pre-Thanksgiving Calorie Burn-8:30 am

Saturday, November 24
Vamos a Vado-8:30 am

Sunday, November 25
Valley Rally-8:30 am

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Cycling Drops in North Texas
by Steve A            DFW Point-to-Point
I read a lot of cheery stories around the USA how cycling is UP, UP, UP. Well, looking back to just three years ago, I can tell you that really isn’t true, at least in North Texas. THIS house led me to the horrific discovery.

For those that are not even more observant than Sherlock Holmes, I made a post about the above house, located on Pecan Street in Bedford as Halloween approached in 2009.  The post is HERE. The photo below was from that post. This year’s display is completely different at this house than it was three years ago. Somehow, these people (if that is what they really are) put up a bigger and new display every year. …

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Recreational sports calendar – Oct. 31, 2012
Camps and clinics, calendar and sign-up sheet.
San Antonio Express-News
Bicycling: Today, 9 a.m., Wednesday Wheelers Seniors Ride, 30 miles, Floore’s Country Store, Helotes. 210-643-0314.

Bicycling: Saturday, 8 a.m., Tour de Gruene Cycling Tours, Gruene, active.com

Bicycling: Saturday, 9 a.m., Boerne Ride, 25 to 70 miles, city hall, Boerne. 210-325-2500, 210-524-9393. …

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