Texas Bicycling Daily News Roundup May 23rd

Question for those who did the Real Ale ride.
by canemaster            www.bikeforums.net
Did you feel like there were WAY too many riders for staff to handle? I’ve done this ride for the past couple of years and this year was by far the most attended. The pit stop areas, mechanic help, # of bathrooms, and food/beer tents seemed to stay the same from past years but the number of people more than doubled. I needed a RD adjustment after the first stop but didn’t feel like waited 30 minutes to get it. It was just a minor annoyance but I…

Updated: Local Discounts for Bicyclists!
Bike Friendly Oak Cliff
BFOC is proud to have partnered with several local businesses to offer discounts for anyone who rides a bicycle to the merchants listed below.  This discount program has been recently updated and expanded.  The list of merchants is permanently on the right side of our homepage.  If you see the sticker above on a…

Locals Mourn Deaths of Cyclists Hit and Killed While Riding Bicycles
By Jen Kastner        NewsWest 9
PERMIAN BASIN- The Basin’s been described as being notoriously unfriendly to cyclists. The number of deaths and near misses have local cyclists on-edge. On Wednesday night, they rode in silence to honor those who were killed while riding on the streets of Midland and Odessa.

David Ham is the owner of Peyton’s Bikes in Midland. He’s lost fellow riders who were also good friends. “We’ve had to identify a couple of them because they didn’t have identification and we knew what kind of…

Georgetown grand turn 7 crash at 4th & Main

The guy who caused the crash? has apologized to everyone and they were fine with it. That’s bike racing, even in the Cat. 4’s!

@DrivewaySeries        via Twitter
Tomorrow night kicks off The Austin BodyWorker Clinical Massage Therapy Masters 35+ Series at the Pure Austin…

@BikeEdinburg        via Twitter
I posted 17 photos on Facebook in the album “BE Productive Ride” fb.me/1PfYHpE1W

Alkek Velodrome
Dates set for the Time Trial Series!
Sunday June 3rd
Saturday Jume 30th
Sunday July 29 (tentative)
(All morning sessions)
200m, 500m, Kilo, Pursuits! All officially timed for your training program and personal glory!

Let’s Talk About the $70 Bottle Cage
by Darryl            lovingthebike.com
For this segment of our “Let’s Talk” series, we’re asking you to post your comments, opinions, and thoughts on the $70 Bottle Cage.  Yes, most local bikes shops will carry a carbon bottle cage somewhere in the neighborhood of $70…what do you have to say about it?

As always, this “Let’s Talk” post will be built by our readers so be sure to jump in and voice your opinion in the comments section below.  Have a look at this short video to get you in the spirit and then…

Recreation calendar, camps & clinics
Bicycling: Today, 8 a.m., Wheelers Senior 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., Woman Hollering Creek Ride, 26 to 70 miles, Judson High School, Converse. 496-693-8247. …

The Greensheet Pumps Austin Bike Promotion
HOUSTON (MMD Newswire) May 23, 2012 — Bike Month may have just ended, but the chance to get a great deal on classified bike ads extends all summer long.

The Greensheet, the original classified publication of Texas, is reaching out to specific Austin groups to place free classified ads for bicycles and bike products in Austin from now through September. The promotion applies to both individuals and certain businesses chosen by The Greensheet Classified Department.

“Austin is one of America’s major bike cities,” said Kathy Douglass, CEO of the The Greensheet. “We are happy to promote exercise, healthy living and the cycling…

The Weekend in Pictures
by djcurtin            It’s Time To Ride!

It was a great weekend to get on a bike. Events abound for every rider.

The weekend of bikes kicked off on Friday morning, with National Bike to Work Day, promoting the fun and benefits of getting to work by pedal power. It was a perfect morning to ride—and stop for breakfast at one of many breakfast stations around town. And the cruise home was made better by happy hours for bike commuters around town, including stops at our…

Bike the Bricks III
McKinney Velo
The big night is almost here!!!  Don’t miss the 3rd annual, Bike the Bricks in historic Downtown McKinney.   Brought to you by the City of McKinney, Fiat of McKinney, Richardson Bike Mart, any many more…(Full Sponsor Listing). McKinney Velo will be well represented…

Memorial Day Ride 2012
by sooner1        Shawnee Trail Cycling Club
Another holiday, another chance to ride a route we rarely see.  Shawnee Trail is again doing our popular routes that go west to Oak Point, Aubrey and Sanger.  We’ll see horse farms, lakes, creeks and – yes – a few hills.  the short route gets the priveledge of climbing Blackjack Hill while the longer routes will have their own challenges.  We’ll have a couple of breakpoints and the ride/pace options will depend greatly on…

21st Annual Collin Classic in McKinney, TX
by WB admin
The 21st Annual Collin Classic benefiting various organizations invites you to join their upcoming ride happening on June 9, 2012 at McKinney North High School

We were lucky enough to be granted an interview with Mike Keel, Event Coordinator of Collin Classic to ask some questions about their upcoming ride.

21st Annual Collin Classic

Why join the Ride?
To enjoy a day of cycling in a pleasant rural setting.

How long has the event been around? …


Daily News Roundup March 9th – Texas Bicycling

USA CRITS moves finale to Texas
from Cyclingnews News Headlines
The USA Crits series will expand to nine races for men and five races for women, with the finale moving from Las Vegas to Dallas, Texas. The series will maintain its traditional start at the 31st Athens Twilight Criterium in Georgia on April 24 with events for both men and women. It will then take a two month break before the next race on June 19, the Giro d’Grafton in Wisconsin, which is also part of the Tour of Americas Dairyland. The series will continue at the Hyde Park Blast in Cincinnati, …

This is not Texas bicycling but if you like to watch European races some of the bigger ones are on Universal Sports. In the Houston area this is channel 39.2. The press release times (all are EST):

Universal Sports will have same-day delayed television coverage of all the cycling events below. All events will be available LIVE online, complete with full-length videos, highlights, photos and recaps.

2010 Universal Sports Road Cycling Schedule (Schedule subject to change; Events will be added.)
*March 10-16: Tirreno-Adriatico – 3pm and 8pm EST nightly; also at 11pm (10th and 11th); 12am (12th); and 1am (13th – 16th)
*March 20: Milan-San Remo – 3pm EST
*April 5-10: Tour of Basque Country – Noon EST
*May 8-30: Giro d’Italia – Noon EST
*Aug. 28-Sept. 19: Vuelta a Espana – Noon EST
*Sept. 29: Road Cycling Time Trials – Men’s Under 23, Women’s Elite – 7pm EST
*Sept. 30: Road Cycling Time Trials –Men’s Elite – 7pm EST
*Oct. 2: Road Cycling Road Race – Men’s Under 23, Women’s Elite – 7pm EST
*Oct. 3: Road Cycling Road Race –Men’s Elite – 7pm EST
*Oct. 16: Giro di Lombardia – Noon EST

Google Maps adds ‘Bike There’ option
from BikeBiz
Big news for online journey planning but Google Maps isn’t the only planner. Watch out for a raft of iPhone apps, too.

LOST LUNG – Reward if found… « Connie’s Bike MS: Sam’s Club 2010 …
by connie98
I have to take the kids over to South Texas for Spring Break on Friday afternoon, my husband is spending the week in California starting Saturday night and I’ll be home alone until about Thursday of the following week. …

High Five project to connect Dallas bike and walking trails to northern neighbors
by Dallas Morning News
Texas Department of Transportation engineers built a sixth level just under the $261 million project for nonmotorized transportation. …

Heading into the wind (on a bike)
by Austin 360 (blog)
Just how much wind is too much when you’re riding?
I’m leaving Wednesday for West Texas. On Thursday, some friends and I are planning to bicycle Highway 54, from Hotel El Capitan in Van Horn to the intersection with Highway 62, in the shadow of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. …

Friends of WDVA: Top Veterans and Military News from Around the …
by admin
Texas: The San Marcos (TX) Record (3/6, 2K) reports that over 100 veterans with war wounds will take part in a seven-day bicycle tour through Texas. The second annual Texas Challenge is sponsored by “Ride 2 Recovery,” part of the …

RISE ACROSS TEXAS | Hill Country Herald
by Julie Bishop
Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce will host a sendoff for the Rise Across Texas Challenge bicycle ride. This event is to raise money for the Rise Schools of Texas. The nonprofit schools provide early childhood education services to …

Fat Cyclist » Blog Archive » No One Rides Alone
by fatty
I can’t remember the nice one liners Phil has provided me during the race. I’m thinking of racing with a voice recorder just so I can capture the brilliant commentary that goes on in my head during races. So Texas CAT 4’s if you see the …

Rise Across Texas Challenge Day 4 « ReOverThinking
by kipmcc
The little break in the map is where I forgot to turn RunKeeper back on…but it seems like it wasn’t that big of a gap. Off to the right is Conroe (see previous map). I’d write more but I’m going to bed; tomorrow we ride at 8:15! …

Sen. Ellis and State Rep. Alvarado Bike Across Texas
by mbenton
We would like to thank Steve Hicks, the President of the Rise Across Texas Foundation for hosting a great journey. This morning we departed from Orange, TX. We kicked off the ride with a nice ceremony hosted by the Orange Chamber of …

Day 32: Navasota, Texas, to Coldspring, Texas
by brendanpleonard
Day 32: Navasota, Texas, to Coldspring, Texas. March 8, 2010 · 1 Comment. I walked into the Shell convenience store at the east end of Navasota, Texas, this morning to hear Tony saying to the clerk, “Did you just say ‘Chuck Norris’s ranch’? ” Oh yeah, she said. Ranger Walker? Yeah, his ranch is just over the bridge on 90, and you’ll see the sign that says “Lone Wolf Ranch.” I said, oh yeah, like Lone Wolf McQuade. …

HandleBar Mustache « PedalHouston.com – Where the Houston bike …
by PedalHouston
Recently, I was given the great opportunity to have an interview with Erik and J from HandleBar Mustache.  On twitter, they are known as @hbstache.  PedalHouston had been introduced to them by Lynn of Voices of Survivors.  These guys are also strong supporters of cancer-based charities.  One thing for sure is that they appreciate quality and it is not only represented in their designs but in their materials as well.  It is great to see biking influenced designs so it’s time to jump on it!

PedalHouston: What exactly does the phrase “Handlebar Mustache” mean to you guys?
J: I’m not exactly sure what it means right now…

Recreational Sports Calendar & Sign-up Sheet – March 10, 2010
by San Antonio Express
Bicycling: Saturday, 9 a.m., Boerne Ride, 25 to 70 miles, city hall, Boerne. (210) 325-2500, (210) 524-9393.

Bicycling: Sunday, 9 a.m., Elmendorf Ride, 21, 40 and 51 miles, park-and-ride on southwester corner of highway 181 and 1604 intersection. (210) 392-9996.

Bicycling: Sunday, 9 a.m., Fair Oaks Afternoon Ride, 20, 32 and 45 miles, Fair Oaks Ranch Center. (210) 698-6625.

Bicycling: March 20, 9 a.m., Southside Mission Ride, 27, 39, 51 and 61 miles, visitors center, San Jose Mission. (210) 533-3416.

Bicycling: March 20, 9 a.m., Classic Devil’s Backbone Ride, 27, 43 and 52 miles, rear of parking lot across from Gruene Hall, Gruene. (210) 497-6820.

Bicycling: March 21, 9 a.m., Woman Hollering Creek Ride, 26 to 70 miles, Judson High School, Converse. (210) 240-6717.

Bicycling: March 21, 9 a.m., Stay Together Ride at the Woman Hollering Creek Ride, 26 or 36 miles, Judson High School, Converse. (210) 884-9470.

Bicycling: March 27, 9 a.m., Cibolo Ride, 20, 27, 39, 51, 66 and 71 miles, city hall parking lot, Cibolo. (210) 884-9470.

Bicycling: March 27, 9 a.m., Stay Together Ride at the Cibolo Ride, 27 to 39 miles, city hall parking lot, Cibolo. (361) 701-5369.

Bicycling: March 27, 9 a.m., LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour, 10, 30, 44 and 65 miles, LBJ National Historical Park, Stonewall. (210) 355-2645, (210) 414-8559.

Bicycling: March 28, 9 a.m., Helotes to Castroville Ride, 26, 45 and 58 miles, parking lot across from Floore Country Store, Helotes. (210) 679-0513.

Bicycling: April 3, 8 a.m., Bullis Park Ride, 21, 34, 48 and 66 miles, Bullis County Park. (210) 863-6201.

Bicycling: April 4, 8 a.m., Castroville Ride, 11, 25 and 40 miles, park-and-ride off highway 90 by Sammy’s Restaurant in Castroville. (830) 931-9744.

Bicycling: April 4, 1:30 p.m., Fair Oaks Afternoon Ride, 20, 32 and 45 miles, Fair Oaks Ranch Center. (210) 698-6625.

APD Chief Acevedo returns for second forum with the cycling …
from www.wellsphere.com
The weather outside may have been cold and stormy, but the reception from the cycling community to Austin Police Department Chief Art Acevedo was warm at last night’s forum at One Texas Center. The forum was a follow-up on last year’s meeting with the Chief, the first of its kind in Austin, and was sponsored by the Austin Cycling Association, Bicycle Advisory Council, Bike Texas, League of Bicycling Voters, and Austin Yellow Bike Project. The forum began with pre-selected questions from a panel chosen by the sponsors…

Loves To Create: Inspiration
by Nancy W
Comes in all forms, and this past weekend it came from lots of incredible folks cycling the hills of Montgomery County here near Houston Texas! I have been doing Weight Watchers since January and have lost just under 8lbs. I know any loss is a good loss but I had hoped to be losing more quicker, but patience is the key! I volunteered for the Continental Airlines 7th Annual Cycling Classic…

Cycling Classic

Cycling Classic 2

GreenComotion: What’s new in Roanoke, Texas?
by Chandra
On Saturday (3/6/2010), I was itching to ride a 50 miler. I thought of riding to WRL and doing a couple of rounds around the lake, and heading back home. This might have given me the mileage I was desiring but I decided to go some place I haven’t been in a while and it was a great decision. I rode to Roanoke, Texas and back – roughly 53 miles. This is the route I used!…

by Team Members
Look for the Williams Tent at your next Texas bicycle race and come say ‘Howdy’! Oh, and bring your sunglasses. You never know when you’ll need ’em. Jason McCombs. Williams Cycling Texas Team.

How Many Water Bottles Do You Need? « Bike Noob
by rainycamp
Spring has come to Central Texas! It was 78°F (25.5°C) and sunny today, a great day for a bike ride. I saw two members of my club head out on theirs just as I was leaving for yet another trip to the doctor. Oh, well. …