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 keep the bragging rights for long - club members, talk about how much more your club can do! We will need every penny available for the upcoming legislative session to ensure the success of the new Safe Passing bill. So don't wait, the time is now! Email
to make your commitment!
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 for the new Round Rock store took place on Thursday, September 25.
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 meeting got down to business (minutes below). But it was after the meeting that the real fun began!
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 over Texas and the nation. Known and respected by other racers for his athleticism, humility, generosity and good sportsmanship, his untimely death has inspired an outpouring of grief and remembrance from the mountain bike and climbing communities.
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 as the time of the raffle approached. At 3 pm sharp, we enlisted the help of a young cyclist to draw the winning name out of the bucket and immediately called Rodney with the good news.
Congratulations to BikeTexas member and lucky winner Rodney Gilmore of Houston, and thanks to TREK for donating the beautiful bicycle to BikeTexas.