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Jan 2013 28

In Houston. Bike lobbyists are pushing for a safe passing law requiring three feet of distance for regular vehicles and six for commercial vehicles.

Read more of the story on Chron.com: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Safe-passing-law-lacking-in-Houston-4227831.php#ixzz2JIu7VyEW

May 2011 23

How about trying to close your eyes and taking the “Ant Hills” like this?

Mar 2011 25

Alas, it’s finally come to Texas.  Congratulations to San Antonio for pioneering the bikeshare program in Texas.  It’s exciting stuff.

How It Works

  • Sign In || Purchase a membership online or at any B-station.

  • Select || Select a bike from any B-station.

  • Ride || Grab a bike and go! Rides under one hour incur no additional fee!

  • Return || Park your bike at any B-station.

San Antonio B-Cycle has discounts for students and seniors.

Follow them on twitter and fan them on facebook.

Follow the jump for their full description from the site:

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Oct 2010 06

With this gorgeous weather, it seems prudent to provide another update on the progress of the local bike trail system. There’s good news on most fronts, with two significant links almost completed and two more under way.

Both the Heritage East trail from San Jacinto to McKee north of downtown and the new bayou crossing into Herman Brown Park north of I-10 and east of the East Loop will be open by the end of the year, says Dan Raine, the city’s bicycle and pedestrian coordinator.

Also, the steel structure for the Rosemont Bridge parallel to Studemont over Buffalo Bayou is almost complete, as are the concrete supporting pillars.

Meanwhile, ground has been broken on the Heritage West trail that will link Stude Park and the MKT Trail in the Heights to the north end of downtown while also connecting with Heritage East. Also under way is the 4-mile extension of the White Oak Bayou Trail from Pinemont to Antoine into the Inwood Forest area. Both projects will take 12-18 months, with the weather holding the key to how quickly they get done.

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May 2010 20

So what would “Bike Week” be without a mention of the famous Lance Armstrong.  At the moment, he’s hammering it out with Team Radio Shack through the Amgen Tour of California.  Here are the latest results before today’s race:

The coverage is on the Versus Network where the telecast is 4-6PM CST and the rebroadcast at 11PM CST.  Make sure to check out how ridiculous the scenery is along the California coast.  It runs 8 stages and the Individual Time Trial stage runs in Los Angeles during stage 7 so that will definitely be one to check out.

In addition, I thought it would be cool to add a pretty awesome of Lance having some fun with the cats from MASHSF in Austin.  The way Lance pulls away at the end is epic.

Apr 2010 03

Tonight is the first Texas Cup Race of the season.  The races start at 6PM and the categories are listed as on the flyer above.  Last night the racers rode 59 deep during the Friday night open races!  It is quite a spectacle.  Also, it is such a great experience and opportunity for the racers to ride in this type of climate of competition.  So head out to the Velodrome if you want some free action packed entertainment or get your lycra on and ride!

Mar 2010 29

Velodrome racing season is here!  April is going to be busy at the Velodrome!

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Friday Night Racing at Alkek Velodrome!

The 2010 Friday Night Race Series will be broken up into a Spring and Fall season. While both seasons will count towards the Alkek Rider of the Year standings, the top rider in each category for both the Spring and Fall seasons will be recognized.

Spring Dates:
April 2, 9, 16, 30
May 7, 14, 21
June 4, 11, 18

Start: 7:00pm (registration closes at 6:30pm)

Format: Omnium

Payout: Graduated payout (money in = money out)

Mar 2010 15

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Houston got into the mix with the guys from Highflange taking the trip on bike.  Check out their blog for their trip down to ATX from Houston.

#thegoodlife

DirrrtySouthBySouthWest: Bicycling from Houston to Austin

Mar 2010 04

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So as some people might know, next week is the start of the SXSW Festival.  Why don’t you just bike there?  That’s exactly what these guys are doing from Dallas to Austin on fixed bikes!!

Check out the entry from Centre.  It’s inspiring, CHALLENGING but also it shows heart.  Best of luck to the guys at SXSFixed.com.

Feb 2010 08

If you have yet to see a cyclocrossing event in Houston yet, it is pretty intense what these guys go through just to get to the finish line.  The ability to sustain the agility and keep up the stamina is simply amazing.  Imagine pedaling through grass, rough terrain, dirt, mud, hiking, avoiding obstacles in addition to jumping over others.  It’s an intense run-through from the minute the gun goes off until they pass the finish line.  Nothing clean about this race and if you are, you weren’t doing it right.  When you smile, you better have mud on your teeth!

It’s the ultimate mix of mountain bike and road bike riding.  Make sure you practice your mount and dismount also…you may hit a couple high notes, if you don’t properly do so.

Some amazing shots by Carlos Rosario at SpareBikes.com from Cross Houston.  Great captures!  Check out his blog and his photography page.