Volunteer to help gather Safe Passing Petition signatures at HHH BikeTexas staff is gearing up for its advocacy booth at the biggest bike exposition in Texas, the 28th Annual Hotter n' Hell Hundred (HHH) Expo and century ride in Wichita Falls, August 26-29, 2009. If you can spare an hour or two, please volunteer to gather signatures with us at HHH for the petition on Governor Perry's veto of the Safe Passing Bill this past June. Come by our booth, or email Emma at
Join or renew your membership for a chance to WIN a 2010 TREK bike from your favorite Texas TREK Dealer! Petition signers, HHH attendees and all members - if you join or renew this August (before the HHH), your name will be entered in our drawing for a bike, to be conducted on Saturday afternoon at the HHH Expo BikeTexas booth. The bike (pictured) is a 2010 Trek Model 1.2 road bike with a suggested retail value of $879.99, donated by Texas TREK dealers. You don't have to attend to win!
BikeTexas Annual Meeting to be Held on Saturday, September 12
BikeTexas members, mark your calendars! The BikeTexas annual meeting will be held on Saturday, September 12 from 4-5 pm. You are welcome to attend in person, at the BikeTexas office (1902 E. 6th Street in Austin). If you can't be here, you can attend from your home phone and computer by teleconference and webinar. Please RSVP by clicking here and filling out the registration form. We will send out detailed information, including the call-in number, closer to the time of the meeting. Thanks, and we hope to talk to you soon!
Texas Bike Stores Rock!
Last month, Bicycle Retailer & Industry News published their list of the Top 100 Retailers, and Texas bike shops were certainly well represented! Among the Five Star retailers (shops that made the Top 100 for five years in a row) are Austin's Bicycle Sport Shop, Plano's Plano Cycling and Fitness, and Richardson's Richardson Bike Mart. Those making the Top 100 are Houston's Bicycle World and Fitness, Houston's Bike Barn, San Antonio's Bike World, and Austin's Mellow Johnny's.
The shops were rated on community outreach, market share and store appearance by sales representatives from seven of the leading bicycle brands, and seven of the leading bike accessory brands. Congratulations to all these great and deserving bike shops! See the full survey results here.
A Week's Groceries on Your Bike? No Problem!
If you think your bike trailer can really haul a load, check this out! Submitted by cyclist Mickey Miller of Dallas, this cool trailer really impressed us and we just had to share the photo with you. Thanks Mickey!
Tour des Trees
Have you heard about the Tour des Trees? If not, check out this great video! The Tour des Trees is a five to seven day cycling event, covering distances of up to 500 miles, put on by the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to funding projects in urban forestry and arboriculture to benefit people, trees, and the environment.
Tour des Trees riders contribute to community awareness of the importance of urban trees and forests by participating in tree plantings and public education programs, as well as raising money. The next Tour des Trees is in July 2009 - click here to find out how to participate!