We’re gearing up for our annual bike giveaway at our membership meeting (September 29): this year it’s a 2013 Trek Cocoa, a Dutch-style city bike. We’ve seen many happy bicycle winners over the past few years; will it be you in 2012? Entering to win the bike couldn’t be easier! Join BikeTexas or renew your […]
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BikeTexas 2011 Bike Giveaway Winner from Pearland, TX receives Trek 7.2FX
Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner of the BikeTexas Member Bike Giveaway was John Olin of Pearland, TX. John has been a monthly Patron-level member of BikeTexas since 2008. This year’s prize was a Trek 7.2FX hybrid road bicycle donated by Texas Trek Dealers. The drawing was held during the Kids Kup race on October […]
Welcome New Board Members!
We had another successful annual meeting this year, which took place on August 13, 2011 at the BikeTexas office in Austin. Thanks especially to everyone who came out to the party we had honoring the retirement of Paul Douglas, the TxDOT bicycle coordinator for many years and a great ally for cyclists! That same day, […]
Urgent! Monthly Members, Please Read
Monthly members, thank you for your support for better cycling in Texas through your BikeTexas monthly membership. The steady, reliable income we receive through monthly donations really helps us budget and plan. Members like you are the backbone of our organization. We have recently implemented multiple changes in order to better serve our membership, including […]
Permian Basin Bicycle Association Hosts BikeTexas Speaker
Midland and Odessa cyclists showed a keen interest in the twists and turns of the 2009 legislative session as presented by BikeTexas Executive Director Robin Stallings at their October meeting, held on the third Monday of every month. There was great enthusiasm when Stallings suggested Midland and Odessa City Councils introduce local Safe Passing Ordinances. […]
Mas O Menos Ride Canceled For Next Year
For the last 20 years, Desert Sports has kicked off the Starlight Theater 100K Mas O Menos Mountain Bike Fest in the austere, beautiful desert landscape around the ghost mining town of Terlingua, just outside Big Bend National Park. Unfortunately, the popular Texas Mountain Bike Racing Association (TMBRA) Spring Championship Point Series event has been […]
BikeTexas Annual Meeting Wrap-Up
The BikeTexas Annual Membership Meeting took place on Saturday, September 12 from 4-5 pm. We welcomed aboard two new board members, Iris Stagner of Mineral Wells and Andy Hollinger of Bedford, and gave a full report on the progress and challenges of the past year, including our legislative successes (SB 161 and SB 2041) and […]
Hotter ‘n Hell: And the Winner Is…
Kim Fredenberg of Dallas! Congratulations to Kim for winning our membership drive raffle for the 2010 Trek 1.2 road bike. Thanks to Texas Trek Dealers for donating the awesome bike. The bicycle drawing is a great way to reward cyclists who support our advocacy work and we really appreciate Trek and their Texas Dealers for […]
BikeTexas Happenings at Hotter n’ Hell
Volunteer to help gather Safe Passing Petition signatures at HHHBikeTexas staff is gearing up for its advocacy booth at the biggest bike exposition in Texas, the 28th Annual Hotter n’ Hell Hundred (HHH) Expo and century ride in Wichita Falls, August 26-29, 2009. If you can spare an hour or two, please volunteer to gather […]
BikeTexas Annual Meeting to be Held on Saturday, September 12
BikeTexas members, mark your calendars! The BikeTexas annual meeting will be held on Saturday, September 12 from 4-5 pm. You are welcome to attend in person, at the BikeTexas office (1902 E. 6th Street in Austin). If you can’t be here, you can attend from your home phone and computer by teleconference and webinar. Please […]
Texas Bike Stores Rock!
Last month, Bicycle Retailer & Industry News published their list of the Top 100 Retailers, and Texas bike shops were certainly well represented! Among the Five Star retailers (shops that made the Top 100 for five years in a row) are Austin’s Bicycle Sport Shop, Plano’s Plano Cycling and Fitness, and Richardson’s Richardson Bike Mart. […]
A Week’s Groceries on Your Bike? No Problem!
If you think your bike trailer can really haul a load, check this out! Submitted by cyclist Mickey Miller of Dallas, this cool trailer really impressed us and we just had to share the photo with you. Thanks Mickey!
Tour des Trees
Have you heard about the Tour des Trees? If not, check out this great video! The Tour des Trees is a five to seven day cycling event, covering distances of up to 500 miles, put on by the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to funding projects in urban forestry and […]
Austin Cycling Association Commits $5000, Challenges Other Texas Clubs to Match
Great news, and a challenge, from the Austin Cycling Association! In their most recent budget meeting, ACA pledged a year’s commitment of $5,000 to BikeTexas. We are thrilled by their support and confidence in our shared mission, and by their leadership challenge to other Texas bicycle clubs to match or exceed. So don’t let them […]
REI Hosts Outdoor and Youth Advocacy Groups at Opening of “Green” Store in Round Rock
“Our competition is not the other great outdoor stores. Our competition is the couch.” With that declaration Sally Jewell, President and CEO of Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), welcomed a wide array of non-profits, community service organizations and even competing bike and outdoor equipment stores to REI’s second “green prototype” store. The pre-opening day community reception […]
Annual Meeting Report
On a sunny Saturday afternoon last month, BikeTexas board, staff and members came together at our Austin headquarters for the annual membership meeting. Some joined us in person while others, unable to make the trip to Austin, called in to join by teleconference. After a short meet and greet session and introductions all around, the […]
Updated: In Remembrance of BikeTexas Lifetime Member David Boyd
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 bike races all […]
Congratulations to Member Rodney Gilmore!
We had a great time during the Hotter’n Hell Hundred Expo updating everyone on what we’ve been up to, and an even better time Saturday afternoon when we raffled off a cherry red 2009 TREK 7.3 Hybrid. New and renewing members each had the chance to enter to win the bike, and hopes were high […]
Good Times Roll at the 2008 NCSL Bipartisan Bike Ride in New Orleans
NCSL Ride 2008 The National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) 4th Annual Bipartisan Bike Ride in New Orleans was a great success. Twenty-five states were represented by ten State Senators, 15 State Representatives and 40 legislative staffers. BikeTexas provided the bicycles and managed the sponsors, registration, design and printing; New Orleans Metro Bicycle Coalition designed […]
Work in Full Swing on 2009 Legislative Session
Though the Texas legislature doesn’t convene until January, we are already hard at work on our legislative agenda. The BikeTexas board has been reviewing the options for pro-cycling legislation, but we already know that safe passing legislation will be included. Stay tuned for more details about the legislative agenda as the bills are written and […]