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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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Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup November 28th

National MS Society – Group Riding Skills Course
When:     12.07.2013 09:00 – 12:00 and 12.07.2013 14:00 – 17:00
Location:     National Oilwell Varco, 7909 Parkwood Cirlce Drive, Houston, Texas 77036
The Groupd Riding Skills Course is conducted by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB). The LAB is the Society’s education partner and a national organization dedicated to cycling, cycling advocacy and cycling education. This course is designed to give you the principles of group riding so you can safely enjoy riding in the BP MS 150 and other group rides. Cost is…

National MS Society – Group Riding Skills Course
When:     01.04.2014 09:00 – 12:00 and 01.04.2014 14:00 – 17:00
Location:     National Oilwell Varco, 7909 Parkwood Circle Drive, Houston, Texas 77036…

Texas Record
by 10 Wheels        www.bikeforums.net
Dear Dex,
Congratulations! Your record is now officially certified by Ultra Marathon Cycling Association (UMCA) as follows:
Dex Tooke, 63, Del Rio, Texas
Standard Bike
Texas, North-South (long route)
Using previously established endpoints
Nov 11-13, 2013
2 Days 16 Hrs 32 Min (2:16:32)
873.2 Miles
13.53 mph average speed Officials: Doug Hoffman, Daniel Sanchez
Crew: Joni Tooke, Kalleen Whitford, Kevin Jones, Leah Folsom
Note: This is an EPIC ride! Simply riding within Texas is longer than…

NICA High School Cycling News Round-up – November 28, 2013
By: Paul Skilbeck            www.cyclingnews.com
It is never quiet in the NICA community. With spring and fall season leagues, activities take place 12 months a year. With the fall leagues just having concluded, spring season leagues in NorCal, SoCal, New York and Texas are busy with recruitment, which often has the effect of converting non-cycling families into cycling families. As of December 1, student athletes will start getting into the rhythm of skill acquisition and fitness training, so if not already prepared they will be ready to start racing come spring.

Activity has also been focused on NICA’s own version of the Academy Awards. Called simply “The NICA Awards”, this is a way to acknowledge and…

Happy Thanksgiving from Bike Friendly Richardson

Jenny’s Neighborhood ! Bicycle Safety Game For Kids

BikeTexas and TxDOT Safe Routes to School present Jenny’s Neighborhood, a fun & educational game that teaches basic bicycle safety skills to prepare kids for a safe and active summer!

Jenny’s Neighborhood is part of the pilot program Texas in Motion that offers digital bike safety education for kids.

Texas in Motion is a suite of digital learning tools for 4th-6th grade, created with funding from the Safe Routes to School program of the Texas Department of Transportation. Texas in Motion satisfies…



Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup

McKinney Bike Trails: Biking Nirvana
By Amy Rogers        getmckinney.com

In case you haven’t been paying attention, the dog days of summer are behind us and these early fall days are perfect for hitting our beautiful McKinney bike trails. Whether you simply enjoy an easy weekend ride or you prefer to bomb it (if you don’t know what that means, it’s probably not for you), McKinney parks have bike trails to help you reach biking nirvana.

For the mountain biker, Erwin Park is a fan favorite. With eight miles of trails that twist through the trees and roll through the meadows, these trails will let you…

By Rick Loessberg, Director of Planning & Development, Dallas County, Texas

The American Airlines Center is at the southern end of the Katy Trail

If you ask people want they first think of when you mention “Dallas,” most will probably say football (the Cowboys), a television show from the 1980s, or traffic. Chances that someone would respond with that they think of Dallas as being a place where people can use a trail to get to work or to go to a restaurant would probably only rank ahead of the response that associates Dallas with alpine skiing.

However, because of the work and coordination of local cities and counties, it is perhaps surprising to…

Sheriff’s deputy hits bicyclist in NW Harris County
By Dale Lezon        www.chron.com
A sheriff’s deputy hit a bicyclist Friday morning along a street in northwest Harris County.

The incident happened about 7 a.m. in the 16600 block of Theiss Mail Route Road near Louetta, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said the bicyclist was treated at the scene and released.

The deputy was driving a patrol car northbound on the road when the bicyclist, who was riding southbound on the road, turned into of path of the squad car, which hit the bicyclist.

The bicyclist had minor injuries. The deputy was not hurt.

The case is being investigated.

MtB Series Finale… Sunday, Oct. 13th
by League Director in News        Texas High School Cycling League
Hey Scholastic Cycling Fans!

The 2013 MtB series is finale is upon is.  After last weekend’s rain-canceled Cedar Hill DORBA race the 2013 scholastic MTB series is being reduced from a best 3 out of 4 race series to a best 2 out of 3 race series and the series finale is THIS weekend at the Tyler Speedwaves race in Tyler, TX.

We’ve seen huge numbers this year so far in just two races and we expect those numbers to grow even more this weekend so be sure to grab your…

DORBA Beginner Clinic
Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association
Saturday, November 9, 2013        1:00 PM
Rowlett Creek Preserve
2525 Castle Rd
Parking Lot at Castle Drive and Centerville Road
Garland, TX (map)

DORBA will have a new beginner clinic on Saturday November 9th at Rowlett Creek Preserve at 1:00 PM.
Blain Norfleet will be your instructor, you can send him a private message at “bikecop” on the Dorba.org website, if you have any questions. Blain is THE mountain bike instructor for the Dallas Police Department and patrols downtown on his bike.

What: There is a “classroom” for about an hour, a mini-skills workshop for 30-45 minutes minutes, and then a ride of an hour or more. So count on approximately 3 hours. Beginner Clinics will…

Pre-Ramble Volunteer Party!

Border Crossing and More
El Paso Bicycle Club Ride
Description:     8:00AM Meet at Rio Plaza and ride up Artcraft then to the Border Crossing. On the way back we’ll explore the new road being built in Santa Teresa (5 miles each way with no traffic!). We’ll go on to La Union via McNutt and Alvarez and return on Hwy 28. About 40 miles. Pace will depend on who shows up, and we’ll have several places to regroup. Bring plenty of water because there aren’t many places to refuel. Randy Limbird…

Thursday Ride at Walnut Creek – Beginner/intermedia­te ride level
The Austin Mountain Bikers Meetup Group
Thursday, October 17, 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  me at…

New classes scheduled for Confident Cycling: Hands-on Course (Traffic Skills 101)

New classes have been scheduled for Confident Cycling: Hands-on Course (Traffic Skills 101) on November 2, 2013 and January 4, 2014. For more information about this course, fees and prerequisites, please…



Texas Bicycling Daily News Roundup

Get set for the Mayor’s Spooky Bike Ride II

Something’s lurking around the corner…it’s the Spooky Bike Ride! Are you brave enough to ride along?
As the 2013 Rolling Town Hall series comes to a close, riders have noticed something strange on the trail. What could it be? You’ll have to grab your best Halloween costume and come to the Spooky Bike Ride to find out!
Spooky Bike Ride cyclists will meet up at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the T&P Tavern, 221 W. Lancaster Ave. From there, we’ll ride to…

Laredo Scholastic Cycling Team Contact Info
by andrew armstrong            tmbra.org
The Texas H.S. Cycling League is currently working with a teacher who coaches a mountain bike team at a school near Brownsville. We want to try to get in touch with some of the other scholastic cycling teams in the larger region. Our hope is that a mini-series of friendly competitions can be set-up with one race each in the Brownsville, Laredo, and Corpus Christi areas.
We currently do not have a way to get in touch with the existing Laredo team so I’m hoping that someone here might have that information.
We have one contact we are working with in Corpus Christi but could use more so let us know if interested.
If interested in helping with this or being part of it….or if you have contact information for the Laredo Scholastic team then please send an e-mail to Andrew at texashighschoolcycling@gmail.com

Race Results for 20th Annual Piney Hills Classic
Ruston, LA            www.usacycling.org
Cross Country on 09/29/2013

LBC Meeting – November 2013
There will be a LBC Club Meeting in November.
When: Monday, November 5th
Where: Jason’s Deli in Longview
Time: Meeting starts at 7:00pm. You can come as early as 6:00pm to eat – we have the meeting room reserved.
Any current members interested in running for a 2014 office, please attend as we will be taking nominations for 2014 officers.

Ride/Event Calendar – Longview Bicycle Club

DORBA DIRT DAYS AT Frisco NW Community Park Trail
Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association
Sunday, November 3, 2013        1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Frisco MTB Trail
Teel and Gloryview Rd, Frisco, TX (map)

Join us for the next Dorba Dirt Days on Sunday, November 3rd at the Frisco trail from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
Trail ride and lunch
More details to come soon!!

New Event Added to the Calendar