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We are heartbroken at the loss of our friend and colleague, Durwood Mayfield, on May 13, 2020. See Durwood’s obituary here. Donate to Durwood’s Memorial Fund Here After owning and operating muffler shops and working as a professional owner-operator truck driver, Durwood found a new passion as a bicycle advocate. He started as a mountain […]
Our hearts are heavy with the passing of former BikeTexas Board Member Mark Peña on March 29, 2020. Our thoughts are with his wife, Michelle, their children, Gabriel, Luke, Isabelle, Juliette, Anna, and Esteban, and his large circle of family and friends. See Mark’s obituary here. Donate to Mark’s Memorial Fund Here Mark leaves an […]
Originally published: BikeTexas Today July – August 2002 Longtime BikeTexas member Jim Kerr spent a lot of time on a bicycle. His death while riding his bike in November 2001 was a blow to us all in Texas, and especially to his friends, those who regularly rode with him, and to his fellow members of […]
Originally published: BikeTexas Today February – March 2003 Lawrence “Larry” Schwartz was born January 5, 1961, in Washington, D.C. and passed away May 4, 2003, in Dallas. Larry was featured in our March-April issue of BikeTexas Today and recognized in the Dallas Morning News for his prolific cycling. In 2002 Larry cycled approximately 25,000 miles […]
Originally published: BikeTexas Today August – October 2004 On May 8, long time Dallas-Fort Worth area bicyclist Phyllis Hassan was killed while riding her bicycle on Highway 51, just outside Granbury, TX. An Arlington resident, Hassan, 73, suffered head injuries after being struck by the side-view mirror of a passing SUV, and was Care-Flighted to […]
Thursday, June 16, 2005 On February 3rd, 2005, Bahram Daneshvar and Charles Thiele, both visiting Fredericksburg from Minnesota, set out on their bicycles to experience the fabled Texas Hill Country. The two cyclists were touring with a group of about 50 cyclists from Minnesota that had traveled to Fredericksburg specifically to ride the roads which […]
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 David Boyd, native Houstonian and avid mountain bike racer, died on September 3, 2008 in a climbing accident in Colorado. He was 47 years old. Dave was a radiologist, practicing in northwest Houston, and a dedicated outdoorsman. He founded and was captain of the M.O.A.T adventure racing team and competed in mountain […]
Monday, September 17, 2012 It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of Iris Stagner, a member of the BikeTexas family. She worked as an administrator in Palo Pinto County and was a mother, wife, BikeTexas board member, friend, state leader in promoting bicycle safety and education, and avid bicycle racer. Iris was […]
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Heidi was born February 12, 1980 in Dallas, TX to Hugh and Janice Inman. Heidi graduated from Midlothian High School in 1998, where she was a cheerleader and avid tennis player. She went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Texas Tech University in 2002. She met her husband, Jimmy, the […]
Monday, January 7, 2013 Bob Pharr died Monday after being struck by an SUV while he rode his bicycle. (Image from the news article reporting Mr. Pharr’s death.) Bob Pfarr Jr was a competivie cyclist for 53 years. He first started competivie racing in his hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin. He held both a Competition and Coaching license from […]