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News / Blog Community News News By Bike: Links for You to Read (May 29)

News By Bike: Links for You to Read (May 29)

Looking for some weekend reading? Look no further than these links we thought were worth sharing this week:

 

Bike Hutto Texas Bike Month 2015From BikeTexas:

Volunteer with us in Austin on June 19 at New Belgium's CLIPS and Beer event. We especially need Beertenders!

The Texas challenge has already reached its goal of 1000 riders in the National Bike Challenge! Don't forget to log all your May miles before midnight on Sunday for your chance to win May prizes.

 

From around Texas:

Pretty much every part of the state has been rained on the last couple weeks! While that's good news for our drought, it's less good news for those who are dealing with flooding. Our hearts go out especially to those who've lost family members in the flash floods, and we remind everyone to be safe and heed the warnings as the rain contiues. In the meantime, if you want to go for a ride during non-flood condition rain, take a look at these excellent tips from Bike East Bay.

One Texan lost his modified bicycle in the floods, and the community has rallied round him to get it replaced.

We're sad to report that 15-year-old Dakota Sorensen was killed while riding a bike earlier this week. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dakota's family and friends.

In the drama of the last few days of the lege session, time ran out on the texting while driving ban.

Congratulations to all participants in the Texas High School Mountain Bike League for a great season!

Bike Hutto is celebrating a fantastic first-ever Bike Month in the city.

Check out this great Momentum Mag article about active living in Brownsville.

Cities around the country, including Austin, are working hard to install protected intersections for people who ride bikes.

Houston Tomorrow's Jay Blazek Crossley and BikeTexas' Robin Stallings spoke to the Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday. See video of their comments here; click on Item 5 and skip to 2:10.

 

From elsewhere:

A discussion of the merits of floating bus stops (not as gravity-defying as it sounds).

People on bikes in Wichita are rolling toward a world record.

Children would ride more, but their parents' fears could be holding them back, a UK study finds.

 

Have a great weekend!

Photo: Bike month in Hutto. Photos courtesy of Bike Hutto.

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