Contact: Robin Stallings, Executive Director, BikeTexas 512-476-7433 office 512-694-9158 cell
PHILADELPHIA, PA – State legislators from all over the United States woke at dawn on Thursday, July 23 to participate in one of the hottest-ticket events at the National Conference of State Legislatures – the 6th NCSL Bipartisan Bike Ride. The ride was co-hosted by Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston, TX), and Representative Rick Geist (R-Altoona, PA), the Chair of the Transportation Committee. The group of 100 participants who rode the scenic eight-mile tour of downtown Philadelphia included 14 state senators and 21 state representatives from 23 states (plus Guam and the Virgin Islands), their families and staff, and sponsors Wal-Mart and Fuji.
Recent cycling deaths in Texas create additional sense of urgency for protecting cyclists.
AUSTIN – Cyclists will join together on Wednesday, May 17 at 7:00pm in 16 cities across Texas to participate in the international Ride of Silence. Friends and family members will ride to commemorate the deaths and injuries to cyclists that have occurred in the past year. The Ride of Silence also raises community awareness about the right of cyclists to use public roadways.
Governor Perry proclaims Thursday, April 27, statewide bike and walk to school day.
Austin, TX — Students across Texas will join together to bike and walk to school on Thursday, April 27. This is the first time that Texas has had a statewide day dedicated to bicycling and walking to school. Children, their families, neighbors and school staff are encouraged to bike and walk for their health, for the health and safety of their communities and for the fun of it.
Houston Teachers to Receive Bike Safety Education Training
Training was scheduled in response to the death of two Houston-area elementary students in 2005. Austin, TX — On Monday, April 24, 2006, Houston Independent School District will hold the first ever comprehensive bicycle safety education training for the district's elementary physical education teachers at the Butler Sports Complex. Bicycle and pedestrian safety has become increasingly more important in the Houston area following the deaths of two elementary school children in the past year.