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News / Blog Community News Throwback Thursday: October is the Fallen Leaf

Throwback Thursday: October is the Fallen Leaf

tour de fat 2004 biketexasFor this Throwback Thursday post, we'll look at October at BikeTexas through the years. Post title is from the Hal Borland quote “October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen."


In 2005, BikeTexas Member Event Texas Cycling Classic donated their proceeds to help children displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Austin became the first Texas city to enact a Safe Passing Ordinance on October 22, 2009. Since then, 24 other Texas cities have followed suit.

The first VIP bike ride at a Texas NAACP Convention was on October 9, 2010.

October is a good month for bike friendliness! We presented BikeTexas Champion awards to bike-friendly legislators Texas Senator Rodney Ellis and Texas Representative Linda Harper-Brown in 2011, and a year ago, Houston became Texas' fourth recognized Bicycle Friendly Community.

We celebrated in 2008 that TxDOT agreed to review seal coat processes statewide to make state roads better for people on bikes.

We've also had sad Octobers, with the losses of Byron de Sousa, Larry McQuien, and Greg and Alex Bruehler.

UT Health Fair Oct 2007October is a banner month for bike and walking education!

And finally, Dad and daughter find out how much fun it is to bike to and from school.


Photos-- Top: BikeTexas (Texas Bicycle Coalition) booth at Tour de Fat in October 2004; bottom: meeting students at a UT Austin health fair in October 2007.

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