Support Texas Cycling

Join BikeTexas

IndividualBusinessClub/Team • Event


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


News / Blog Front Page News

BikeNews Front Page

Citizen Lobbying: A Constituent Meets With Her Congressman


(Contributed by Gail Spann)

During the National Bike Summit we spent one of our days walking the halls of the Senate and Congress as we visit our elected officials from Texas. I led one of three groups of four other Texans as we walked from office to office, meeting mostly with staffers of the Senators and Representatives.

As a constituent of Congressman Ralph Hall, I was looking forward to visiting with him in person. But when it was time for our appointment with him, I was sad to see he was on the House floor, voting, and could not make the meeting. We spent a nice few minutes visiting with his wonderful staff and asking for the Congressman's support of various bicycling-related bills. As we left I gave my card to a young lady in the office and told her to let Rep. Hall know that I was sorry we didn't get to visit.

We went on our way, continuing our schedule of office visits in another building, when I got a phone call.

Read more: Citizen Lobbying: A Constituent Meets With Her Congressman


Support BikeTexas at H-E-B This Month

EarthShare HEB CampaignBikeTexas is pleased to announce that H-E-B has selected EarthShare of Texas to be the beneficiary of its in-store coupon promotion for April, in recognition of Earth Day. This means that customers can tear off and add check-out coupons worth $1, $3, or $5 to their total bill.

Read more: Support BikeTexas at H-E-B This Month


Now, Get Bike Directions on Google Maps!

On Wednesday, March 10, Google representatives made a very important announcement at the plenary session of the National Bike Summit - after many, many requests from users, you can now use Google Maps to get directions to go by bike! In addition to driving and walking, you can now choose bicycling as your means to get from point A to point B.

Read more: Now, Get Bike Directions on Google Maps!


Survey for Women Cyclists

Judi of Austin Ridge RidersWomen, the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals needs YOU! They are conducting a survey designed to learn more about the reasons women do and do not ride bicycles, with the goal of finding strategies to increase the numbers of women cyclists.

The survey should take between 5-15 minutes, and is not designed for mobile phones so should be taken on a computer. To take the survey, click here.

After you take it, please pass the link on to other women, cyclists or not!

ParentsPlus Introduced at PTA Conference

PTA Conference 2010On Sunday, February 28, 2010, BikeTexas staff presented at the 101st Annual Texas Parent Teacher Association (PTA) State Convention in Corpus Christi. BikeTexas had been invited, and took the opportunity to inform the PTA about the new BikeTexas ParentsPlus Program.

Read more: ParentsPlus Introduced at PTA Conference


Teachers, Community Bring Bike Safety to Kingwood Elem.

Kingwood Bike RodeoHouston-area residents know Kingwood as a large, 14,000 acre master planned community of 65,000 residents located about 23 miles north of Downtown Houston in the East Texas Piney Woods. The community has a greenbelt system of 75+ miles of interconnected hike and bike trails running through the Piney Woods and lakes.

SuperCyclist-certified Deerfield Elementary School P.E. teacher Ellen Deaton wanted to help Kingwood children use this tremendous resource, and surrounding streets, safely. So on March 5, 2010 she, along with six officers from the Houston Police Department and Kingwood Bicycle Patrol, held a rodeo for about 440 Deerwood Elementary students from grades 1-4.

Read more: Teachers, Community Bring Bike Safety to Kingwood Elem.


Taking a Walk with Mark Fenton

Mark Fenton

(Contributed by Eli Robinson, BikeTexas intern)

The highlight of the Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference, for me, was Mark Fenton, an Olympian Speed Walker and alternative transportation advocate who captivated the entire conference over his enthusiastically-delivered Thursday lunch plenary titled "Lessons Learned on a Very Long Walk."

By framing the process of successful community organizing into an anecdote of a Pacific Crest speed-hike adventure he recently undertook, Fenton's presentation combined striking visual images, comedy, and audience participation into an exciting inspirational talk. It was easy to see how Fenton could coordinate disparate groups into a position of alignment by using his enthusiasm for the outdoors.

Read more: Taking a Walk with Mark Fenton


Page 91 of 95

Business Members, Sponsors, & Friends