Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for July 22nd

San Antonio Housing Authority hosts Mission Road Bike Ride
On July 13, 2013, the San Antonio Housing Authority hosted the Mission Road Bike Ride. An estimated 60 bicyclists, from toddlers in bike trailers to senior citizens, rode from SAHA’s offices on Flores St. through the neighborhoods to Mission Concepcion, less than 3 miles away. …

Summer X Games ride into Austin: Austin wins summer X Games bid, prepares to welcome extreme fans
By Bobby Blanchard, Sara Beth Purdy            www.dailytexanonline.com

Within the state of Texas, sports are a way of life. Home to two MLB teams, two NFL teams, three NBA teams, NBC’s Friday Night Lights and a mob of frenzied fans, Texas is known for its all-American, traditional sports culture.
But the decision by ESPN to bring the summer X Games, a competition featuring events including motocross, rallycross, skateboarding and BMX, to Austin next May has the power to change the…

Smurfboy River Legacy Race Results
Saturday, July 13, 2013 6:00 PM (GMT-5)
Race info
Sport:     Cycling – mtn cross-country
Start type:     Mass start
Racers:     105
Laps:     Time-limited
Timed on:     iPad
Timed with:     Webscorer PRO
Version:     1.6.1
Location:     Dallas, TX
Country:     United States
Updated:     Sun, July 21, 2013    11:03 PM (GMT-5)…

Metro train hits, kills woman on bike in downtown Houston
By Dale Lezon        www.chron.com

A young woman on bicycle died after being hit by a Metro train Monday morning in downtown Houston, officials said.
The incident occurred about 8:10 a.m. on Main near Walker, according to the Houston Police Department.
Patrick Negly said the collision occurred almost right in fron of where he was sitting. He said he saw the person riding a bicycle down the tracks. He said he started screaming for the person to get out of the way. Then he saw the impact.
Negly believes the person was…

Chili’s donating to Cycle for Hope on Monday
By KCBD Staff
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – If you feel like going out to eat tonight and also want to help out a good cause you can head over to Chili’s on Slide Road.
From 4 p.m. until close Monday night, anyone who presents the flyer attached to this story will have 10 percent of their order donated to the upcoming Cycle for Hope event here in Lubbock. …

How GIS Can Help Make for Safer Routes to School
by Michelle Fisher        www.stnonline.com

In the recent webinar, “Harnessing the Power of GIS for Safe Routes to School,” the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) National Partnership brought together GIS experts to discuss current uses, trends and stumbling blocks in school- and route-planning efforts.

This webinar, along with a new SRTS report, was designed to help school administrators better understand GIS tools and maps that work to improve student safety. …

…He pointed webinar participants to the report, “A Framework for GIS and Safe Routes to School: Improving Data Collection, Access and Usage,” which reports findings and recommendations from 15 GIS experts who participated in an April SRTS forum in Austin, Texas. …

Well, it wasn’t Paris France…
Plano Bicycling Association
…But it was still the Tour de Paris (Texas) and it was conquered by one of the PBA’s most admired cycling families: the Atkinson’s; Kathy, David, and Matt.

Voting and Suggestions for Bike Share Stations Begins Today

A San Antonio B-cycle stationBike sharing is coming to Austin! Joining San Antonio, Houston, and Fort Worth, Austin will soon become the fourth Texas city to have a bike sharing program. In the meantime, the City of Austin’s Public Works Department and local non-profit Bike Share of Austin need your input. They’re requesting feedback from the public to identify bike share locations throughout the city.

Individuals are asked to suggest where they would like a station to be placed and vote for already suggested locations. Participants are also asked to select a color preference for…

Rebecca Creek Ride
San Antonio Wheelmen
Date:     07/28/2013
Time:     08:00 AM-11:00 AM
Location:     Bulverde Elementary School
Bulverde, TX
Rebecca Creek Ride (N) [R to H] Routes of 16, 22, 32, and 48 miles.

The new & improved Rebecca now includes water stops on all routes. The short routes are rolling, while the 32 & 48 mile rides have lots of hills. Ride starts at Bulverde Elementary School. Take US 281 North to the FM 1863/Bulverde exit. Turn left and…