Texas Bicycle Coalition is pleased to announce it has published its inaugural annual report. The report provides members and community partners an update on the Coalition’s activities and program areas over the past year, October 2004 through September 2005. The annual report is available for download in the Coalition's Press Room.
Coalition Member Receives REI Stewardship Award
Jeanne Patterson of Frisco, Texas was recently selected to receive the REI Stewardship Award, which is given to six recipients nationally. The Stewards of the Environment Award provides recognition to local environmental heroes across the country who have made an impact and inspired others.
Almost every day when I am bringing my daughter home from her elementary school on a bike I purchased at a garage sale for $15, we are passed by a $35,000 SUV with one of her classmates in it. They always wave at my daughter and look so sad because they have to ride inside a vehicle while my daughter gets to ride home on a bike.
Texas Cycling Classic will Benefit Katrina Evacuees
The Board of Directors of Elves & More will dedicate proceeds from the 2005 Texas Cycling Classic to benefit children impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Elves & More Founder David Moore said that 100 percent of the ride proceeds -- and up to 50 percent of the funds raised from its 2005 Christmas Program -- will be used to assist the thousands of children displaced by these disastrous storms.
I spent a few minutes riding my bike around Amarillo High School this morning to see how the new street design worked. The old design on Fulton was four traffic lanes, two each way. The new design is two traffic lanes with a center turn lane and bike lanes on the outside.