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Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014 12:13
Here at BikeTexas, we're looking forward to a special day coming up-- Giving Tuesday, which arrives worldwide on December 2. Giving Tuesday is a chance, after a weekend filled with labels like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, to kick off the spirit of the season of giving.
We need your help! Here's what you can do:
Thanks for all you do to make Texas a great place to ride a bike. We are thankful for you!
Friday, 21 November 2014 12:00
In case you missed it: some links we thought were worth sharing this week. Happy reading!
And a few Texas cities made it onto the League's Bicycle Friendly Communities Honorable Mention List. Over 6 million Texans now live in Bicycle Friendly Communities!
From around Texas:
Going to be near Richardson the day after Thanksgiving? Want to burn off some of that turkey and dressing? Skip the mall and ride with Bike Friendly Richardson instead.
Have a great weekend!
BikeTexas was delighted to be a stop on the Thursday Night Social Ride this week! About 200 riders stopped by the BikeTexas office to hear from some of the bike-friendly candidates BikeTexas has endorsed in the December runoff election for Austin mayor and city council. Each of the candidates present spoke to the audience, talked to voters one-on-one, and signed up volunteers from among the Social Ride to help them out in the final weeks of their campaign.
Want to volunteer to help bring these candidates into the home stretch? Links to their campaign websites are below.
Photo, Back row L to R:
Emma Cravey, BikeTexas
Robin Stallings, BikeTexas
Haley Kordrostami, BikeTexas
Su Wilcox, BikeTexas
Lenore Shefman, CyclistLaw Attorneys, BikeTexas Board Member
Thursday, 20 November 2014 11:18
Back before BikeTexas had license plates for your car or motorcycle to support our education programs, we had to choose the right designs that people who ride bikes around the state would love to have on their vehicles. You voted and the winners were chosen-- the Share the Road plate was the first one created, in 2004. The Texas Trails plate, the most recent addition to the bicycling specialty plates, has been part of the family since 2011.
Also in 2011, some lawmakers in the legislature saw in the specialty plates an opportunity to help with the state's budget and proposed diverting 50% of the specialty license plate revenue away from the groups that benefit from them and into a general fund. BikeTexas and other nonprofits fought back and the idea was defeated.
Celebrate Throwback Thursday in style-- order a licence plate now for your car, motorcycle, trailer, or travel trailer, and support bicycle education in Texas!
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 11:10
The stars in Texas keep getting brighter for people who ride bikes: three Texas cities were added to the League of American Bicyclists' Bicycle Friendly Communities list this week!
Congratulations to our three new Honorable Mention cities:
While Texas' current Bicycle Friendly State ranking is disappointing, Texas has four Bicycle Friendly Communities that have surpassed honorable mention: Austin (Silver), Houston (Bronze), San Antonio (Bronze), and The Woodlands (Bronze). We also have Bicycle Friendly Businesses around the state, including five new ones recognized in the most recent round, and two Bicycle Friendly Universities: Texas Tech University in Lubbock and The University of Texas at Austin.
These designations represent a lot of hard work and determination to make Texas a great place to ride a bike. Here's what it looks like by the numbers:
Photo: Group shot at the 2014 NAACP Texas Conference bike ride in El Paso.
Article title is a reference to the song "Miles and Miles of Texas," by Asleep at the Wheel.
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