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Felicia Scott: TEXAS Strong in Boston

Saturday, 19 April 2014 10:14

Felicia Scott & family at the Capitol

UPDATE on Monday, April 21: Felicia crossed the finish line at the 118th Boston Marathon.

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Felicia Scott's race is not over yet.

After her mother, Iris Stagner, was killed in the fall of 2012 while riding home from work on her bike, Felicia contacted the Boston Marathon. Iris had qualified to run in the prestigious marathon in 2013, and Felicia asked if she could finish what her mother had started. The Marathon officials agreed, and Felicia trained in her mother's memory so she could cross the finish line in Boston on April 15.

That dream was torn apart, too, by the bombs that went off at the finish line while Felicia had less than five miles to go. Hundreds of runners saw their Boston dreams crumble in an instant.

But the marathon, and Boston, and Felicia are all resilient. Marathon organizers invited all the runners who didn't get to finish last April to come back in 2014. Felicia accepted and has trained harder than ever to finally cross the finish line, carrying with her Iris' memory and her dreams to finish the Boston Marathon.

BikeTexas will be cheering Felicia on from right here come Monday. Follow our Twitter or Facebook pages for updates as we get them.

Boston's motto for 2014 may be "Boston Strong," but Felicia goes to the start line TEXAS strong.

 

 

BikeTexas Bike Giveaway Winner!


Kent Allee and his new bikeKent Allee, the winner of the 2013 BikeTexas Membership Bike Giveaway, has received his Trek bike from Bike Resource in Houston. Mr. Allee is a recently retired police officer who has started biking four to five times a week in his retirement. As a result, he’s lost 80 pounds and has encouraged his friends and neighbors to come along for a ride with him.

Congratulations, Mr. Allee, and thanks for making Texas a great place to ride a bike!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

BikeTexas Annual Membership Meeting: 2013

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 13:22

BikeTexas Annual Membership MeetingBikeTexas members, board members, and staff gathered both at the office and online on Sunday, September 15, for the annual BikeTexas Membership Meeting.

Topics at the meeting included the 2013 Legislative session, the BikeTexas Benchmarking Report, the continuing success of BikeTexas KidsKup, our educational video game Jenny's Neighborhood, and the upcoming Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference.

Jeremy Grandstaff of S & G Endeavors (formerly of the Alliance for Biking and Walking) presented results of the Strategic Planning process that BikeTexas has worked through for the past several months. After surveys, webinars, and lots of feedback, the BikeTexas Strategic Plan is nearly complete.

New board members were approved and outgoing members were recognized for their service at the meeting. BikeTexas especially thanks outgoing chair Bill Shea for his service, and welcomes new chair Annie Melton.

Board Chair Annie Melton recognized and thanked BikeTexas Executive Director for his 10 years as ED.

The membership meeting was not complete until the winner of the Annual Bike Giveaway was drawn! BikeTexas member Kent from Houston was the lucky winner of the Trek 7.2 FX bike, generously donated by Trek for the giveaway. Congratulations, Kent!

Photo credit: Bud Melton

   

BikeTexas Annual Bike Giveaway

headerEvery year, BikeTexas gives one lucky Texan a new bike. Is 2013 your lucky year?

You love riding your bike in Texas. So do we.

BikeTexas is the only statewide organization dedicated to serving cyclists and pedestrians all over the state. We work for better laws, better safety, better education, and better funding for biking and walking at the local, state, and national levels. But we can't do it alone.

To show our appreciation to the members who make our work possible, we're giving away a 2014 Trek 7.2 FX bike (pictured)-- Trek's most popular model!

How to enter? Become a member today or renew your annual membership to help make Texas a great state for biking and walking. You must join BikeTexas before September 13 to enter the drawing.

As an extra thank-you, Sustaining Monthly Members are automatically entered in the drawing. No need to do anything else; you're already making Texas a great place to bike and walk!

Giveaway bike generously donated by Trek.

   

40th Annual Moonlight Bicycle Ramble Coming to Houston

Moonlight Ramble banner courtesy of BikeHoustonOur friends at BikeHouston are hosting a spooky, late-night ride on October 27: The 40th annual Moonlight Bicycle Ramble. Proceeds from the ride support BikeHouston and their bicycle advocacy work in the city of Houston!

For more information and to register for the ride, go here (online and mail-in registration are available). Bike lights and helmets are required; costumes are encouraged for the costume contest!

The ride begins at the George R Brown Convention Center at 11:59 PM. Don't miss this fun ride! For more information, check out the BikeHouston website or contact BikeHouston here.

   

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