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Sat, Apr 19
Aledo High School, Bailey Ranch Road, Aledo, TX, United States
Moritz Ride for Heroes

Tue, Apr 2210:00am - 11:00am
Plaza Saltillo Station, Austin, TX, United States
MetroBike Shelters Grand Opening (Austin)

Wed, Apr 23 1:00pm - 4:00pm
2929 Research Parkway College Station, Texas, Gibb Gilchrest Building Room 103
TxDOT Strategic Highway Safety Plan - College Station Workshop

Sat, Apr 26 - Sun, Apr 27
Fair Park, Dallas, TX, United States
Earth Day Texas

Sat, Apr 26
910 N Main St, Weatherford, TX 76086
Bike Out Hunger Weatherford

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A Message From the Director

Dear Fellow Texas Cyclist,

Your past support has been the basis for many BikeTexas successes, and we will continue to depend on your support to meet two major goals.

First, we want to effectively meet the challenges today to cycling in Texas, like the Safe Passing Act in the upcoming 2009 Texas legislative session.

Second, we seek to build a stronger organization to meet the challenges facing the next generation of Texas cyclists. We have come far beyond the foundation that our predecessors built in the 1990s. And bigger things lie ahead.

Read more: A Message From the Director


Eyecatching New Trailer Wrap Donated By 3M

We were thrilled when, in 2006, the Bicycle Sport Shop donated a 20 foot trailer to BikeTexas. It's been invaluable for hauling around our fleet of 50 bikes (using the rack generously donated by Saris) and other equipment. There was just one thing missing though, and that was a trailer wrap!

Read more: Eyecatching New Trailer Wrap Donated By 3M


Texas Bicycle Coalition Annual Membership Meeting

Saturday, August 30 at 3 pm

Now you have a great excuse to check out our new and improved office - at the Texas Bicycle Coalition Annual Membership Meeting! It's the perfect opportunity not only to see the space, but to meet our dedicated staff and board and connect with other cyclists. A reception will follow afterward, so we'll have the opportunity to catch up with old friends and get acquainted with new ones.

If you can't make it here in person, you can join the meeting by teleconference. Look for details on how to call in on the newsletter next month.


New Office Update: A New Sign & Fresh Paint

This September will mark two years that we have been in our "new" office at 1902 East 6th Street in Austin. It has been a work in progress on a tight cash flow, with plenty of sweat equity put in by TBC staff and friends.

Moving is always disruptive and this one didn't come at a good time. But the old space, half the square footage with storage spread over different rental units across town, was so cramped that it was dysfunctional - the move had to be made. The new space (3000 s.f.) had been vacant for some time. Texas Bicycle Coalition negotiated an improvement allowance with the landlord and soon we had completed an interior paint job, sliding glass windows on interior walls to spread the light, and a wood floor over the concrete - a new life flowed through the space. Then we went to work on the exterior.

Read more: New Office Update: A New Sign & Fresh Paint


Bike Petition Garners Attention for Cyclists

Petition Update
submitted by BikeDFW

"I feel that now it is up to us to really beat the bushes, so to speak, and get that average non cyclist to pay attention and help with our cause," says BikeDFW president Eric Jackson. "If we can get the average person to accept cycling in greater DFW as a good thing and a viable means of transportation, we will have accomplished more than enough to say this organization matters." Luckily, we've had the assistance of several local news stations who have covered our petition in light of the recent string of cyclist-related crashes in the past few months, including Channel 11 KTVT, CW33, and at least two articles in the Dallas Morning News.

Read more: Bike Petition Garners Attention for Cyclists


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