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Jue, Abr 17 1:00 - 4:00
7901 N. IH 35. Austin, Texas. Bldg. 7, District Hearing Room
TxDOT Strategic Highway Safety Plan - Austin Workshop

Jue, Abr 17 6:30 - 7:30
4680 McPherson Blvd, Fort Worth, TX, United States
Public Awareness Bond/CCPD Meeting (Fort Worth)

Sáb, Abr 19
Aledo High School, Bailey Ranch Road, Aledo, TX, United States
Moritz Ride for Heroes

Mar, Abr 2210:00 - 11:00
Plaza Saltillo Station, Austin, TX, United States
MetroBike Shelters Grand Opening (Austin)

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

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BikeTexas Attends Safe Routes to School Annual Conference

BikeNews; Education Fund

Doug Ballew, City of Austin Safe Routes to School Coordinator - 2009 National Safe Routes to School Conference - Portland, OregonDuring the hottest August on record for many Texas cities, four Texans were happy to beat the heat at the National Safe Routes to School Conference in Portland, Oregon - August 19th and 20th. Making the trip were Laura King, representing Austin Cycling Association; Carol Campa, TxDOT Safe Routes to School Coordinator; Doug Ballew, Safe Routes to School Coordinator for the City of Austin; and Robin Stallings, Executive Director of BikeTexas.

Although Portlanders were moaning about the 90 degree days, the Texas contingent was loving it! The photo shows Doug Ballew taking a first hand look at the excellent multi-use trail facilities that Portland is rightly renowned for. Throughout Portland, cyclists of all ages were everywhere. Whole families were biking together where ever you looked.

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BikeTexas Annual Meeting Wrap-Up

BikeNews; Member News

2009 Annual Membership Meeting

The BikeTexas Annual Membership Meeting took place on Saturday, September 12 from 4-5 pm. We welcomed aboard two new board members, Iris Stagner of Mineral Wells and Andy Hollinger of Bedford, and gave a full report on the progress and challenges of the past year, including our legislative successes (SB 161 and SB 2041) and disappointments (the veto of the Safe Passing Bill). We were pleased to report on our growing membership and the success of the monthly member program. After the meeting ended, those of us in Austin stayed to chat and catch up over beer and snacks. Thanks to all the members that participated either in person or via the web conference.

   

Don't Forget the Safe Passing Petition!

BikeNews; Advocacy

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We are half way to our goal of 10,000 Texans
signing the BikeTexas Safe Passing petition,
and we need your help to keep the momentum going!


If you haven't signed it already, please take a moment and do so now.

Equally important, please forward the link to the petition
(http://www.BikeTexas.org/petition)
to family and friends and ask them to sign.

We need to let our elected officials know that
cyclists support Safe Passing, and we vote!

   

BikeTexas Jerseys Are Here!

BikeNews; Community

BikeTexas JerseyBikeTexas Jersey - SleevelessAs the many people admiring them at the Hotter'n Hell Hundred can tell you, BikeTexas jerseys are here, and they look great! They come in a men's cut, with sleeves, and a women's sleeveless cut. They tend to run small so you may want to order up a size.

You can get yours at Richardson Bike Mart, Bike World or Bicycle Sport Shop (coming soon to more bike shops). Or you can order them at the BikeTexas Store for $75, (free with a $20/month membership!) Get them while supplies last!
   

Hotter 'n Hell: And the Winner Is...

BikeNews; Member News

BikeTexas Executive Director enlists a small helper in the bike raffle drawing.Kim Fredenberg of Dallas!

Congratulations to Kim for winning our membership drive raffle for the 2010 Trek 1.2 road bike.

Thanks to Texas Trek Dealers for donating the awesome bike. The bicycle drawing is a great way to reward cyclists who support our advocacy work and we really appreciate Trek and their Texas Dealers for their continued and steadfast support.

As you know if you attended the ride, this year at Hotter'n Hell it was only hot as heck, with the high temperature on Saturday in the low to mid-nineties. It was quite a relief to the riders, including the two BikeTexas staff who rode.

In addition to the weather, the event was a great success for BikeTexas. We gathered hundreds of signatures for our Safe Passing Petition, and beat last year's numbers of new and renewing members! People were fired up about the Governor's veto of the Safe Passing legislation and were glad to be able to do something about it.

Thanks to all the members who came by the BikeTexas booth to join, renew or just say hi - we love getting to put faces with our members' names. Thank you for the support, and we'll see you next year at HHH!

   

Texas Trails & Active Transportation Conference: Save the Date

BikeNews; Education Fund

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AT&T Conference Center, Austin, February 3-6, 2010


For 15 years our friends at Texas Trails Network (TTN) have organized the statewide trails conference. We are excited to announce that BikeTexas will join TTN as co-organizer for 2010. It will be held February 3-6, 2010 at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin.

"The 16th Annual Texas Trails & Active Transportation Conference" will be expanded to include bicycle/pedestrian issues and Safe Routes to School. The conference will feature national and Texas expert speakers, mobile workshops, exhibits and hands-on learning sessions for planners, designers, engineers, bicycle advocates, trail builders, educators, vendors and volunteers. Subjects will include non-motorized, multi-use trails, sidewalks, bicycle facilities and the impacts on health, wellness, economic benefits and the environment.

To register, download the Call for Presentation Form,
or for conference details, please visit www.TexasTrails.org.
   

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