Bike Barn Red Crank Monthly
June 2013 | VOLUME 6 | HOUSTON, TEXAS 

Dr. Andy Pruitt and Dr. Roger Minkow
are in Houston for the first time to share their years of knowledge. These experts have been leading the cycling industry with breakthroughs in new products and fit technology. They are two of the most influential people on improving comfort and speed.
Find out how medical advances have improved product design, fit technology and training.
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Ironman Texas has come and gone, but Bike Barn is proud to be the Division III winner at this year's race! This means Bike Barn accumulated the most points for athletes' finishing placement and volunteers! Besides having a great time, the Bike Barn Tri Club offers group workouts and coaching discounts. If you're interested in getting more information about the Bike Barn Tri Club, click here or email
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Join us on Thursday June 6 for First Thursday presented by Midmain. This block party located at the 3400-3700 blocks of Main Street will host an evening of music, food, drinks and shopping. We'll be out at Double Trouble spinning up drinks on our spin-a-rita machines from 5-6pm - you don't want to miss it. Proceeds benefit Bike Houston and support local cycling advocacy. 


The 3rd annual Shadow Creek Ranch Triathlon presented by Christian Brothers Automotive, will be held on Sunday, July 14th. This is a sprint distance triathlon with a 500 meter straight line swim, a 16.8 mile two loop bike course and a 3.23 mile loop run. It is a fantastic event for all ability levels.


The Houston Tour de B-cycle is coming! Enjoy this exciting way to explore Houston AND celebrate the NEW B-station coming to One Allen Center! To take the challenge, pick any day between June 10 and July 10 to check in and out of EVERY B-station. Use promo code HOUPEDAL to receive $10 off an annual membership.

USA Pro Challenge
Fit Tip

Join CTS for the 2013 USAPCC on August 19-25. This is your chance to live like a pro and experience what professional stage racing is all about. You will be at the host hotels with the teams, eating breakfast and dinner alongside the top pros and tackling the same vertical ascents that rip apart the peloton and determine the Champion of the 2013 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Call today to claim your spot. 866 355 0645. With email inquiries direct to

"Dynamic bike fit is better than static bike fit. Static formulas for deciding saddle height are only starting points." Dr. Andy Pruitt, Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. All fits at the Bike Barn Custom Fit Studio are dynamic, measuring the cyclist while pedaling, allowing us to capture images of the body under a workload. Come hear more from the experts Dr. Andy Pruitt and Dr. Roger Minkow on June 22, The Science of Cycling. 


Come experience the Tour de France...Houston style. Join us for a fun ride and then stick around for a tour viewing party. The ride will begin at 7:30 am on Saturday, July 6, departing from Bike Barn Clear Lake. Choose between ride distances of 40 and 60 miles. After the ride all are welcome to join stay for food, drinks and Tour de France viewing.
Get more information and register here!
HOU spin start
Houston SpinStart 2013 provides an opportunity for kids between the ages of 7 and 14 to participate in group rides. This year the program will include a short organized ride on June 8 to help kids feel confident and safe on their bicycles and showcase some of Houston's best cycling pathways.

Bike Around the Bay is an incredible ride experience, don't miss it this year. Join about 1,000 other riders as they participate in this fully supported two-day, 180-mile bicycle ride around Galveston Bay that showcases its natural beauty and benefits the Galveston Bay Foundation. Plus, this year a ONE day option has been added. Ride the first day and take off the second day, with options leaving Galveston on Saturday and Sunday.


Get Info & Register Here!   

Join Jeff Chaffin (Sgt/USMC) in his efforts to raise money for friend, Ethan's, first handcycle. Ethan is 7 years old and suffering from Brittle Bone Disease, professionally known as Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Jeff will be out at Memorial Park on Saturday, July 13 to complete his self-challenge of  200 miles in 24 hours. He hopes to raise enough funds in to make certain Ethan has the opportunity to live a healthy lifestyle. Feel free to bring your bikes out and put in some miles alongside Jeff!


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