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Fort Worth Cyclists Elated; City Council Implementationof 60 Miles of Bicycle Routes & Lanes

On Monday, October 23, 2006, at 6:30 p.m., under the leadership of Jim Wilson and Kyle Carr, the Lockheed Martin Bicycle Club gathered over 110 bicycle aficionados for a public meeting at the Lockheed Martin Recreational Association Headquarters. Helen Chaney, Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Task Force planner for the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) made a presentation on the bicycle routes in the Greater Fort Worth Metropolitan Area.

Read more: Fort Worth Cyclists Elated; City Council Implementationof 60 Miles of Bicycle Routes & Lanes


LMRA Bicycle Club to Host NCTCOG Meeting

On Monday, October 23, 2006, at 6:30pm, the LMRA Bicycle Club will host a public meeting for NCTCOG official Helen Chaney to discuss bicycling in the Fort Worth Area. Special guest, Fort Worth Councilman Carter Burdette will also be in attendance. Here is an opportunity to hear what NCTCOG officials have planned for North Texas transportation and air quality, and more specifically, how bicycling in North Texas will benefit. The Texas Bicycle Coalition, along with LMRA, encourages all who can to attend this meeting.

Old Tascosa Cycling Club Asks for More

The Old Tascosa Cycling club held their monthly meeting on Monday, September 18, 2006 in the downtown library meeting room. The guest speaker was Amarillo Traffic Engineer Taylor Withrow. The topic of discussion was the city’s future plans for the municipal hike and bike system. 17 concerned citizens were in attendance including City Commissioner Paul Harpole (a cycling club member), Kenneth Graham, (a member of the Parks & Recreation Commission, & OTC Secretary), Fernando Martinez (Texas Bicycle Coalition Local Outreach Coordinator), Joyce Cunningham (Texas Bicycle Coalition Local Outreach Coordinator & OTC Membership Director), Dr. Charles Hennessey (a member of the local running club), Cynthia Jennings (assistant principal at Emerson Elementary School), and Joe Chapman (reporter for the Amarillo Globe-News).

Read more: Old Tascosa Cycling Club Asks for More


Membership Drive a Success at Hotter’N Hell Hundred

“Are you a member of Texas Bicycle Coalition?” were the words from staff and volunteers working at the Texas Bicycle Coalition membership booth at this year’s Hotter’N Hell Hundred in Wichita Falls. The Coalition raised more than $3,000 for its membership program and bicycle advocacy efforts from people joining, renewing and contributing to the Coalition’s 2007 Legislative Warchest.

Read more: Membership Drive a Success at Hotter’N Hell Hundred


Speaking out with Silence

Front page headlines of the Amarillo Globe-News were definitely bicycle-friendly on May 17 and 18. Old Tascosa Cycling Club hosted Amarillo’s second annual Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 17, 2006. The silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways started in 2003 in Dallas and has spread throughout the world in just a short time.

Read more: Speaking out with Silence


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