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By Janice Mangrum PE Teacher/Team Leader – Fuentes Elementary, Kyle, TX Thank you very much for the wonderful training our teachers received from the Texas Bicycle Coalition last week. You gals were awesome! Thanks for the breakfast goodies and cookies. As you could tell, we weren’t shy about eating! And thank you for the teaching […]
74% – of Texas children do not meet state guidelines for physical education. * 62% – of Texas children do not participate in organized physical activity. * 35% – of Texas school children are overweight or obese. * 13% – of Texas school children walk or bike to school today, compared to 66% in 1975. […]
News of the death of nine-year-old cyclist Ruth Young on August 18, 2005, has been traveling quickly through the bicycle community. Ruth was on her way to school at Frazier Elementary in Pasadena, southeast of Houston. While the details of the incident are still being determined, we do know that Ruth was struck by a […]
By Captain Lance Slack, Lubbock Police Department This morning I found out that a long-time friend of mine was struck by a semi-truck while riding his bicycle last week. Don Albietz was a Las Vegas Metropolitan police officer, a cycling event coordinator, and a serious competitor.
Saturday August 13th started out a cool clear day for a ride, it is to be the day for a memorial ride to remember our fellow cyclist who have been injured, either slightly or fatally by motorist. This ride in particular was for Don Albietz a Las Vegas, Nevada police officer, who was on a […]
By Tony Plohetski Austin American-Statesman Staff Austin police today are investigating an overnight accident that killed a man riding a bicycle near downtown. Police said the man was riding westbound in the 1400 block of West Sixth Street near Lamar Boulevard when he was struck by a four-door Honda Civic that was also traveling west. […]
Another round of studies of the I-69 branch of the Trans-Texas Corridor is nearing completion. A project of the national highway system, I-69 could add several thousand miles of new roadway along the 1600 mile Corridor that is proposed to cut through southern and eastern Texas . . . and you can bet that none […]
The City of Georgetown is developing a network of trails to showcase the natural beauty of the San Gabriel River. The City Parks Department maintains over 3.5 miles of trail along the North & South Forks of the San Gabriel near the downtown area. On August 20, these trails will be ceremoniously connected to the […]
Don Albietz, a Las Vegas Metropolitan police officer, cycling event coordinator and serious competitor, was struck by a semi truck while riding his bicycle around Lubbock in July. Don sustained serious injuries to his spinal cord, spent several days in a coma, and died two weeks later.
The City of Tyler added a bit more credence to the city motto, “On a New Horizon.” Mayor Joey Seeber introduced Tyler’s first designated bicycle route, a 6.25 mile loop through the southeast corner of town. The Tyler Bicycle Club was on hand to celebrate the occasion. The new route, which connects cyclists to Golden […]