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, firstname.lastname@example.org…
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)
Help Make This Event A Success: …
An Austin Firefighter Struck by a Drowsy Driver While Cycling is in a Coma
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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Friday night racing returns this Friday July 12 featuring Keirins! http://t.co/o5OoJubXaj
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