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Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup January 6th

Rad Reportage: 2014 Texas Cyclocross State Championships Photo Gallery

Ride for Reading El Paso

Fronteras 330: Bicycling in the Southwest – Foster & Pearson

Fronteras: A Changing America (Ep. 330) Monica Ortiz Uribe has a discussion with Bennet Foster, President of Velo Paso and George Pearson, League Cycling Instructor #2614 about bicycle safety and future plans to make the area more bike friendly. More information about…

Houston Ghost Bikes
The Houston Ghost Bike Facebook page is about keeping track of all cyclist who has passed away from car related incidents, poor streets related incidents, & crime related incidents against cyclist.

The page will keep track of cyclists death, names, location, news article, vigil events, court trial dates, and…

San Antonio Cycling Club Ride Schedule

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM:
Lonesome Oak Ride, 26 or 33 miles
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM:
Leon Creek Trails, Mainland Trail Head
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM:
Port SA Afternoon Ride
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM:
Leon Creek Trails, Mainland Trail Head
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM:
The Amigos Ride

Texas student taking summer bike ride

Picture Cutline: (l to r) Bill Wallace, Ashley Wallace, Louise Dannehl, Jerry Dannehl.
Ashley Wallace, of Austin, Texas will be going on a cancer bike ride this summer called the Texas 4000.

Her father is Bill Wallace, who is from Lexington. He is the brother of cancer patient Louise Dannehl.

Ashley Wallace says the Texas 4000 is a bike ride from Texas to Alaska.

“So Texas 4000 is the longest charity bike ride in the world. It’s twice the length of the Tour De France. And it’s about 90 students from the University of Texas at Austin riding their bikes from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska to raise…

Bayou City Outdoors

Date: January 25, 2014
Event: Bayou City Outdoors

About the Ride: This is a very social ride (we chat a lot) and all levels of riders are welcome. We will start the morning off with a leisurely coffee at Onion Creek and then cruise through 2-3 markets to shop for fresh produce, sauces, jams, and bread. This is a 12-15 mile ride that lasts about three hours so bring plenty of water and a backpack to carry your goodies!

Plan on sticking around after the ride to enjoy lunch at Onion Creek Cafe.  They are a locally owned eatery and one of the first of it’s kind.  Good food, good brews and…

City of McAllen Arbor Day Challenge

Date: January 25, 2014
Event: City of McAllen Arbor Day Challenge

About the Ride: This past year, the City of McAllen, Keep McAllen Beautiful, and Texas Forestry Service organized our first annual Arbor Day Challenge.  This year, we teamed up again to bring you an exciting, family-friendly event that will play an important role in “planting” the future for trees in our city.

This coming year, on January 25th, 2014, Keep McAllen Beautiful will be hosting the second annual Arbor Day Challenge.  We invite you to come out and participate with the rest of your community!  Get active, celebrate trees, and…

Bike crash temporarily sidelines Fit City

By Pam LeBlanc
I’m really bad at sitting still. Which means, of course, that I’m really bad at injuries.

Saturday, I was riding my new dual suspension mountain bike at the Slaughter Creek Trail with my husband and some friends when I hit a patch of jagged limestone and got slammed to the ground. Just like that my right leg and arm looked like I’d gotten into a wrestling match with a dozen angry house cats.

The fall won me a trip to the minor emergency center, where the doctor ordered…

New Events Added to Texbiker.net Calendar



Texas Bicycling Daily News Roundup for August 28th

Elite Bicycles group find new route for weekly ride
by Marlena Hamilton Reporter        www.ketknbc.com

Tyler Tx, (KETK) — Elite Bicycles in Tyler host a 30 mile bike ride every Tuesday.
And since bicyclists have been banned from riding on Loop 49, the group has found a couple new routes.
“This particular ride we are actually going to go out of town so we’re going to go ride on some back county roads and just enjoy the scenery,” said Elite Bicycles store manager Joe Self.
Self says they had to switch up a few of their routes due to…

10 Things I Think About While Biking (BIKING?!)
By Patti Tucker         blog.mysanantonio.com
Yes, this is still a running blog.  No, I’m not running.
I won’t bore you with the details of my continuing injury that is preventing me from running.  My training is taking a big hit and there are only 10 weeks left in the schedule.  Last week I banked a 4-miler and a 5-miler, with no long run attempted.  I’m beginning to wonder if I’m going to be able to pull off a half-marathon this year.  Lawsy.
The good news is I can bike with…

Denton Bicycle Safety Course

The Denton Police Department is offering a free “Smart Cycling: Traffic Skills 101″ all-day training course on Saturday, September 7th from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the Denton Police Department. The course is open to those ages 15 and older and includes both classroom and on-bike activity.
Course participants are required to bring their own bikes, helmets and…

Houston receives $6.6 million grant to improve hike and bike trails (Video)
Marc Pembroke    Houston Public Policy         www.examiner.com
…The four projects will increase connectivity across the Houston area. They include.
1.The Mason Park Pedestrian Bike Bridge (TE Funding $3,544, 579). The bridge over Brays Bayou with 200 feet of new trail on each bank will link existing paths with neighborhoods, community service institutions, and business districts.
2.University Connection (TE Funding: $1, 844,655. ) The project will provide a safe pedestrian and bicycle crossing for Brays Bayou near two new light rail transit centers, two universities, and many neighborhoods in the MacGregor Park area.
3.Hunting Bayou Gaps (TE Funding $607, 440). The project will connect…

CPHS alumna returns from 4,000-mile cycling tour
Engler raised $6,497 for cancer research
By Cristina Peña        Austin Community Newspapers Staff
The old adage “mind over matter” is what pushed Rachel Engler through the Texas deserts and California mountains on her journey from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska.

Engler, a Cedar Park High School alumna, participated in teh Texas 4000 this summer and toured the western United States by bicycle with her team of 22 riders. The organization raises money to directly benefit cancer research through…

Tuesday Ride at BCGB – Intermediate skill ride level
The Austin Mountain Bikers Meetup Group
Tuesday, September 3, 2013        5:30 PM
Barton Creek Greenbelt – 360 Access (beside brick office building)
3755-B Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin, TX (map)

Back to normal summer hours.
Please be there and be ready to roll by 5:30 pm. We will meet in the parking lot of the office building
Any question please call/text  me at…


Texas Bicycling Daily News Roundup August 15th

Bangs graduate shares 70-day, 4,000-mile bicycle journey
by Rick Phelps        www.brownwoodtx.com

Brittany Petty, a 2010 graduate of Bangs High School, recently returned from a 70-day journey which allowed her to honor loved ones, travel thousands of miles and raise money for cancer research.
The University of Texas senior returned home a few days ago after riding in the Texas 4000, a biking event which raises money for cancer research. The 4,000-mile trek began in Cedar Point and…

Hot Pick: Humane Society wine ride
by:Beth Rankin        blog.beaumontenterprise.com
Nothing goes together quite like bike rides, puppies and wine. At this weekend’s Humane Society of Southeast Texas Bike Ride and Wine Tasting, take a scenic loop around Sour Lake before spending an afternoon tasting local wine at Bruno & George.
The ride has a 47-mile route and 30-mile route beginning at 8:30 a.m., and an 18-mile route beginning at 9 a.m. Rest stops will be…

Boy Cycles From TX to AK For Cancer
By: verstarr        www.komonews.com

AUSTIN, Texas – August 15, 2013 – Oak Harbor native Ver Andrew Starr and his team of 69 cancer fighters cycled over 4,500 miles from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska this summer with Texas 4000, a cancer fighting student organization from the University of Texas at Austin.
Starr, a graduate of the Oak Harbor High School Wildcat class of 2010, has finished up his…

TxDOT denies $1.6 million for El Paso bicycle-sharing program
By Aaron Bracamontes / El Paso Times
The Texas Department of Transportation slammed the brakes on a bicycle-sharing program for Downtown and Central El Paso by denying $1.6 million in federal funding, at least for now.
During its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority was prepared to move forward with the BikeShare Program, which the City of El Paso and the University of Texas at El Paso had already approved partial funding for. But the plans…

Houston Bicycle Club
Upcoming Rides

Ride DateRide NameStart TimeStarter
Sat 08/17/13Chappell Hill North7:30amRonald & Lilette Britsch
Sun 08/18/13Your Ride7:30amNeeded
Sat 08/24/13Montgomery7:30amRonald & Lilette Britsch
Sun 08/25/13Your Ride7:30amNeeded

Conroe Ride
Woodlands Cycling Club
Thursday, August 22, 2013, 06:15pm
Start location: Carl Barton Jr Park (click for map)
WCC Thursday Evening Conroe Ride

To provide a safe, fast-paced training ride to the members of WCC/WCCRT and guests, while ensuring that all rules of the road are followed; all participating cyclists are to keep safety for the group as a primary focus. Our goal is to get the best training with zero incidents. This ride is for advanced level cyclists and racers.
Ride Description: …

El Paso Bicycle Club Rides & Events
The Big Loop
Description:   Meet at Madeline Park in Kern Place. Ride Mesa to rollers to Anthony Gap, return via Northeast and Scenic. Chris Hoffman, 497-3026. 50 miles. Fast (18-plus). Moderate (15-17) pace group will be led by Larry Reid, …

Day 3 Riding The NETT
Texas Mountain Bike Trails

This is Dean Nix’s personal recap of his ride up the Northeast Texas Trail (NETT). He has setup a Facebook page called the NETT Awareness Ride where you can find additional discussion. If interested in finding out more about the NETT, check out the NE Texas Trail Facebook page set up by the NETT Coalition, the 501c3 non-profit responsible for creating the Northeast Texas Trail.

Day Three
July 13, 2013

The final day’s goal was to ride from Clarksville back to Farmersville, 91.5 miles. Even though I knew what sections were not rideable from West to East I still planned to test them from East to West and see how far I could get. This would help my number one goal for the Awareness Ride which was to ride as much of the NETT as safely possible.

I woke up at five disappointed to learn that my sores had not dried over night as I had hoped. I packed and set out early eating a sandwich from the B&B Refrigerator. I skipped the breakfast dinner because I wanted to get an early start and…

Hotter ‘N Hell Hundred Cycling Tips from Cadence Cyclery: Riding, Snacks and Staying On-Track
When it comes to cycling, Cadence Cyclery knows whats on your mind. This McKinney, Texas based bicycle store has been selling bikes and cycling accessories since 2011. And now they are sharing their tips and insiders secrets with us at Wheelbrothers.com.

In this short video clip, Chris from Cadence Cyclery goes over some…

Back to School by Bike

Students make their way to school on Walk to School Day 2012.Schools across Texas are opening their doors for the fall semester, and the trickle of students heading back will become a flood by the end of August. As your household transitions back to a time of learning, are you planning for biking and walking?

Biking or walking to school gives your child tremendous health and mental benefits. Childhood obesity is on the…



Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for August 9th

Bicyclists end 4,500-mile charity bike trip in Anchorage
by Jerzy Shedlock        www.alaskadispatch.com
After 70 days of bicycling through the United States and Canada, the 2013 LIVESTRONG Texas 4000 team will rest their weary feet Friday in Anchorage, the final destination of the 4,500-mile, annual charity ride. And the race’s organizers are hosting a community barbecue at Kincaid Park, the finish line.

Sixty-nine undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Texas at Austin trained for the journey, which has ended in Alaska’s largest city for its 10 years of existence. The riders began their expedition in Austin on June 1, with a 70-mile jaunt during which more than 700 Texans came out to join the team. Over the next two months, the students pushed their way toward Alaska on three different routes, volunteering at community events on cancer awareness and treatment.
Each day, team members dedicate their daily rides in memory of a cancer victim or in honor of…

Event opens Brownsville streets to fitness alternatives
By MARK REAGAN The Brownsville Herald

Forty-five lucky Brownsville CycloBia enthusiasts will win free bicycles tonight after a few hours of pedaling in a car-free downtown Brownsville.
Brownsville City Commissioner Rose Gowen, along with Health Director Art Rodriguez and Brownsville Police Chief Orlando C. Rodriguez, addressed the media Thursday morning to promote CycloBia Brownsville, an event featuring a car-free environment encouraging people to stay active and…

Early in the a.m. or late in the evening? Debate…
by keithrad            forums.mtbr.com/texas
In these late summer days when do you get out and ride? Why?
I like the mornings when I can. However, the spider webs really wear me out..Your welcome!
Evenings are still hotter than I like, even when the sun is gone. …

Craddock to join Haga at Argos-Shimano?
By: Pat Malach        www.cyclingnews.com

Bontrager’s climbing specialist linked with Dutch team for 2014
One day after US rider Chad Haga told Cyclingnews that he had signed with a WorldTour team for 2014 but would not reveal which team it was, Spanish website Biciciclismo reported that both Haga (Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Bontrager’s Lawson Craddock had signed with Dutch WorldTour team Argos-Shimano.
Craddock, 21, would not confirm the news to Cyclingnews on Thursday, but he did say he was “really excited about next year.”
“I’ve had great opportunities with the USA Cycling development program and…

Irving receives $2 million for new hike and bike trail
DEBORAH FLECK / NEWS ASSISTANT         www.dallasnews.com
Irving applied for and was chosen to receive a federal Transportation Enhancement grant for $2,070,000 from the Texas Transportation Commission. The city will contribute an additional $690,000 to the grant with existing park bond funds bringing the project total to $2,760,000.
The city will apply the funding to a new hike and bike trail that will measure 12,500 linear feet of pedestrian and cycling pathway. The trail will run along Rock Island Road from Gilbert Road to Irby Lane. It will serve…

McKinney part of DFW-area transportation enhancements
McKinney Courier-Gazette > News
Bicycle and pedestrian projects spanning 17 DFW-area cities and seven counties have received a $23.2 million boost from the Texas Transportation Commission, according to a North Central Texas Council of Government release.
With local entities contributing more than $11 million toward the projects, more than $34 million is to be spent on transportation enhancements as a result of the funding awards, with an aim to improve bicycle and pedestrian access in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman and…

Federal Highway Administration Explores Separated Bikeways
by Krista Carlson in News & Views        urbanvelo.org
The Federal Highway Administration has expressed a newfound interest in developing separated bikeways, aka cycle tracks. The agency, which is a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has circulated a task order proposal request to several contractors in an effort to launch a collaborative study on the design and safety of cycle tracks within varied settings.
The initiative is further evidence of an increasing acceptance and awareness of cycling as a…

Thursday Ride at Walnut Creek – Beginner/intermediate ride level
The Austin Mountain Bikers Meetup Group
Thursday, August 15, 2013        5:30 PM
Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park
12138 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX (map)

Back to normal summer hours

This will be a beginner ride and will be doing around 8 -10 miles.

Chris is willing to lead a faster group so we can have an intermediate group.
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…

Kid Trips Event – Powder Horn BSA Scout Leader Training at Camp Tahuaya
Austin Ridge Riders
Sunday September 8, 2013: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Kid Trips will be conducting a ride with BSA Troop Leaders at  Camp Tahuaya on Sunday September 8th.

It’s that time of year again folks!  The Boy Scouts have invited us to train their Troop Leaders in mountain biking skills at their Powder Horn training event.  This is a yearly event where Troop Leaders are exposed to many outdoor recreational activities.  This takes place…