Bike Barn Red Crank Monthly
October 2013 | VOLUME 10 | HOUSTON, TEXAS 
Bike Around the Bay


Bike Around the Bay is right around the corner! This fabulous two-day, 180 mile ride will be held this weekend on October 12 and 13. Take in all of the natural beauty the bay has to offer on this fun, yet challenging ride. You'll hop on the Bolivar ferry and post-ride party at Moody Gardens on Saturday. After an overnight stay in Galveston enjoy a challenging and fun ride over Galveston Causeway and Fred Hartman Bridge.


This is a unique Houston ride you need to experience with some of your best riding buddies. Also, this is a great ride to share with non-riding friends/family, have them meet you in Galveston for all the fun Saturday night!


You can register through Race Day....check it out!

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Looking for an incredible cycling experience that is close to home...join Bike Barn for the Tour du Rouge, May 4-9. This is a 6 day ride starting in Houston and ending with a huge party in New Orleans.  The Tour du Rouge not only benefits the American Red Cross, it is also supported with their legendary logistical support.  Arrive at your destination each night to a welcoming team, private cook team, massage therapists and your bag waiting for you in your room.  This journey helps the American Red Cross support Texas and all our neighbors along the Gulf Coast. 


Find out more here! 


By now you've seen the red B-cycle bikes all around town. If you have yet to check one out, now is your chance! This weekend, October 12- 14, B-Cycle will allow you to take advantage of their "Explore Houston" promotion with a FREE 24 hour pass! Just use promo code: 1234 at any B-station!  Get a FREE Day Pass. This allows you to unlimited check-out's for the day...and if you keep each trip under 60 minutes...there are no additional charges.



Get more information here!


Registration for the 2014 BP MS 150 goes LIVE on Thursday, October 10th.  This year, we invite you to come ride with the best, Bike Barn gets you to Austin in style...and have a ton of fun along the way.  Superb ride support, amazing meals, excellent mechanics and all the information and guidance you need to get you from Houston to Austin.  This is the 30th Anniversary and it will be a special year to ride. Bike Barn has been supporting the BP MS150 since the beginning, we know how it works and how to make it a fun memorable ride. 


Get more details and register to ride with Team Bike Barn on October 10th!


The 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Triathlon at Cross Creek Ranch will take place this Sunday, October 13. Cross Creek Ranch is a gorgeous property in Fulshear, Texas! Enjoy a great lake swim followed by a beautiful scenic ride and a nice run through this premier neighborhood. This event will start at 7:25am and will offer a newbie swim wave for those doing their first triathlon. Afterwards enjoy samples from No Label Brewing Co. 


Get more information and register here!




On Saturday, October 26 Bike Houston will host the 41st Annual Moonlight Ramble. Since 1973, thousands of riders have lit up the night in Houston for this amazing fully-supported bicycle ride. Starting from the George R Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston at 11:59 pm (yes, midnight) the ramble will have an 8-mile and 20-mile route. Prizes awarded for best costume and best lighted bike. All riders are required to wear a bicycle helmet and have lights on their bikes. This ride supports Bike Houston, the local non-profit that supports cycling advocacy by expanding riding options for all Houston cyclists.


Sign up to ride here!


If you have not ridden in Assos cycling clothing...then you need to experience the best. During the month of October we are running a special when you purchase Assos bib shorts or cycling shorts.  A Deal so good that we can't mention it in this email...come into the store and discover the great deals.




Tighten your helmet, oil your chain, turn on your lights, and get ready for the Aurora Picture Show Bike-In on Saturday, November 2nd. This one-of-a-kind bike-in experience along the bayou welcomes all two-wheel loving Houstonians to bring their ride and enjoy outdoor film featuring artist-made short films celebrating bike culture, curated by Scott Stulen. After the ride to Sesquicentennial park, enjoy the vendors and bike art on site. Once the sun sets, films will be shown on the big screen.


The second annual HTX Bike Fest is an all-day festival taking place on Saturday, November 16 at Market Square Park in Downtown Houston from 10am-6pm. This festival is designed to bring cyclists and bike enthusiasts from all over the city together in one place for just one day.  With an all-day swap meet and multiple demos and vendors, as well as sprint contests and yours truly spinning up Bike Barn's famous "Spin-a-ritas", there is something for everyone. The festival will be FREE to the public and the Bike Fest will be working to raise funds for local charity Barrio Dogs. 


Check it out here! 


Kipp Academy is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. Bike Barn is working with Kipp Academy on expanding their cycling club and pulling together bikes for their BP MS150 team. They are in need of hybrid and road bikes for their school club. If you have something  that will work...please contact



Foot pain is one of the most common problems that cyclists of every level battle. If you are experiencing hot foot, numbness or or other foot issues, join our fit experts in the Custom Fit Studio on Thursday, October 17 at 6pm, as they  address the common foot issues and offer tips for making pedaling less painful and more efficient. 

This is a FREE clinic - just let us know you're coming!


Most people planning to tackle a double century bike ride need a few months of training and preparation. But not Scott Aspelin. He's set to ride his third Bike Around the Bay, this weekend, 180 miles over two days. And that's not too different from any other weekend for Aspelin. As one of Bike Around the Bay's Top Fundraisers, Aspelin is in his third year of participating in this event. Each year he loves riding the bay and see what his fundraising efforts are going to! 


To read the full article on Asplein, click here. 

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