National Trails Day is Saturday, June 3, 2006. Get outside and enjoy a trail! Trail-related events are occurring all over the state, including events in Abilene, Allen, Austin, Barksdale, Dallas, El Paso, Floresville, Grapevine, Houston, Marble Falls, Plano, Round Rock and San Antonio. To find an event near you, visit the American Hiking Society website.
On May 17, 2006, thousands of Texas cyclists took to the streets in the international Ride of Silence. Seventeen Ride of Silence events were held throughout Texas. According to media reports and conservative counts, there were approximately 4,000 riders at all the Texas events.
At this year’s Texas Bicycle Coalition booth at the BP MS 150 in Houston, Coalition staff received some unexpected help in selling bike-for-a-buck pins.
Join cyclists across the country on Wednesday, May 17 at 7:00pm in a Ride of Silence. The ride’s purpose is “to HONOR those who have been injured or killed, to RAISE AWARENESS that we are here and to ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD.” The first Ride of Silence was founded in 2003 by […]
Cyclist Gay Simmons-Posey was killed by an automobile-bicycle crash on April 17, 2006, in Austin. A trailer pulled by a vehicle clipped her, and a second vehicle (which subsequently left the scene) then hit her after she fell to the ground. The cyclist was riding in the same direction of traffic, as required by law, […]
Central Texas Cyclists: This is your opportunity to help preserve current mountain bike trails and show your support for new, responsibly-built trails in area wilderness preserves.
BikeTexas Trail Doctors recently attended ‘scoping meetings’ hosted by the National Park Service in Alpine and Study Butte. The aim of the scoping meetings was to solicit public comment on the prospect of creating new off-road trails for mountain bicyclists in Big Bend National Park.
Thank you to all of the generous donors and supporters that made the Katrina BikeAid project possible. Since hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf Coast this fall, well over 1,000 bicycles have been collected and distributed in Texas to individuals that have been affected by the storms. This amazing feat was only possible through […]
The City of Amarillo distributed an insert in its December utility bill educating the public about the new bike lanes in the city. Texas Bicycle Coalition worked with city staff by helping create the content and design for the bike lane insert. This is a great idea for other cities to consider as they strive […]
The BikeTexas Katrina BikeAid project will hold a bicycle collection celebration on Saturday, November 19, from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm. at the Bicycle Sport Shop central location (517 S. Lamar) in Austin. Everyone who donates a working bike that day is invited to enjoy complimentary food, drink and entertainment. The goal is to collect […]