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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, we welcomed four new members to the BikeTexas Board of Directors: attorney Doug Black of Fort Worth; former BikeTexas Executive Director Charlie Gandy of Long Beach, CA; planner and former BikeTexas board member Annie Melton of Dallas; and engineer Freddy Ramirez of Corpus Christi.

Board member Butch Willingham of Tyler was reelected to another term.  And board member and Lubbock resident Dr. Guy Wells' term expired - we want to thank him for his six years of service on the board.


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 improving our website and moving to a new online donation system and new database.  While we are very excited about the improvements our new systems bring, there are a few growing pains associated - namely, that we were not able to carry our monthly members' credit card data over to the new system.

Read more: Urgent! Monthly Members, Please Read


Permian Basin Bicycle Association Hosts BikeTexas Speaker

Fr L to R - Robin Stallings, Executive Director of BikeTexas, Peyton Thorn-PBBA President and David Ham, owner of Peyton's BikesMidland 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. Virtually every attendee that had not done so online signed the Safe Passing petition that circulated.

Pictured, l-r: Robin Stallings, Executive Director of BikeTexas; Peyton Thorn, PBBA President; and David Ham, owner of Peyton's Bikes. Photo courtesy of Kathy Hester.


Mas O Menos Ride Canceled For Next Year

Mas O Menos Ride EulogyFor 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 cancelled for February 2010 as agreements with landowners along the route could not be reached. The folks at Desert Sports ask off-road cyclists to stay tuned - that they will be back soon with a new and exciting event that will still make Far West Texas a mountain bike event destination.

BikeTexas Annual Meeting Wrap-Up

2009 Annual Membership Meeting

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 disappointments (the veto of the Safe Passing Bill). We were pleased to report on our growing membership and the success of the monthly member program. After the meeting ended, those of us in Austin stayed to chat and catch up over beer and snacks. Thanks to all the members that participated either in person or via the web conference.


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