BikeTexas

Support Texas Cycling

Join BikeTexas

IndividualBusinessClub/Team • Event

BikePedEd

Bike education materials for your classroom, youth organization, and more.

Shop BikeTexas Store

Bike LightsJerseys, License Plates, T-Shirts, and more 

Order License Plates

Share your love for bikes while driving your car

Donate to the Cause

Support Bike Advocacy & Education

Group Bike Rentals

 

Premiere Business Members & Sponsors

 

Safety & Education

SafeCyclist Training

Get certified to teach the SafeCyclist Curriculum 

Educational Resources

 Resources for teachers and community members

SRTS Event Handbook

BikeTexasJersey-2012-Front

News / Blog Community News Friday Reading: Links You May Have Missed (Dec 12)

Friday Reading: Links You May Have Missed (Dec 12)

In case you missed it: Some links we though were worth sharing this week. Happy reading!

 

From BikeTexas: 

It's not an Oscar, but we'll take it: we won an award for our Safety Bling! video.

Join BikeTexas today, get a free gift. Fundraising Friday is awesome like that.

 

fort worth bike shareFrom around Texas:

People who ride bikes around Texas have had our eyes on the Margaret Mayer trial in Houston this week. Mayer was found guilty of failing to stop and render aid after striking Chelsea Norman, who was riding her bike home from work, last December. Ms. Norman died four days later. Mayer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Read the news article from yesterday's sentencing here.

Eight new B-cycle stations are coming to Fort Worth.

Join Bike Friendly Oak Cliff at Better Block Holiday Market next Saturday.

Dallas has just installed parking meters next to a bike lane, leading to frustration, consternation, and other -ations for people who ride bikes. Here's hoping they get that fixed, STAT.

Speaking of Dallas, they had a bit of a fog event a couple days ago. (This is nothing to do with bikes. We just think it's pretty amazing.)

 

From elsewhere:

The mayor of Rome is very, very committed to riding a bike.

"MAMIL" (middle-aged man in lycra) has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. You're on your own for deciding whether or not to be happy about this.

Next City wonders if the bike lane crowdfunding trend will lead to less infrastructure in less-wealthy areas.

Another suggestion that drivers should open their doors with their right hand when parked next to a bike lane to avoid dooring someone on a bike.

Surprise! Walkable neighborhoods still good for you.

And finally... will it snow for you on Christmas? (In Texas... probably not. Sorry.)

 

Have a great weekend!

Business Members, Sponsors, & Friends