Bike Barn Red Crank Monthly
July 2014 | VOLUME 7 | HOUSTON, TEXAS 
Tour de Bike Barn - July 19
Experience the Tour de France, Houston style!

Join us Saturday, July 19th at 7:30am for a great ride along Galveston Bay. Then stick around for a Tour de France viewing party! We'll depart from Bike Barn Clear Lake and riders will be given distance options of 40 or 60 miles. After the ride, everyone is welcome to enjoy food, drinks and viewing of the Tour de France. 


This is a FREE event - let us know you're coming  here. 

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This Wednesday marks week 6 of the Memorial Park Crit Series. Since the 90's Houstonians have been meeting and racing bikes in Memorial Park on Wednesday evenings, and now the tradition is back. This is a casual, enjoyable race environment and great spectator venue, perfect for families and friends.  All proceeds from this race benefit the Memorial Park Conservancy to help maintain and restore the beloved picnic loop. We'll be racing every Wednesday night through August starting at 5pm. Grab your friends and come watch the festivities - food trucks available on site.


Click here for more info. 


The 4th annual Shadow Creek Ranch Triathlon presented by Christian Brothers Automotive is right around the corner! The race will be held on Sunday, July 13th. This is one of the region's top sprint distant multi-sport events that features a 500 meter open water swim, a 16 mile bike course and a 3.2 mile run. It is a fantastic event for all ability levels. Registration closes, Thursday, July 10 at 11:59pm, so if you think this might be the race for you, don't wait! 


Click here for more information. 




Are you experiencing hand pain on the bike? Are your shoulders tight and tense? Join our fit expert, in the Custom Fit Studio on Thursday, July 24 as they offer tips for easing hand, neck and shoulder pain. Learn how to be more comfortable in the saddle and make riding not only more efficient, but more fun!  


This is a FREE clinic, click here to RSVP.



The Houstonian is bringing Carmichael Training Systems back in Houston for a unique camp, geared toward athletes looking to take their performance to the next level. Legendary coach Chris Carmichael will lead this group with help from some of his expert coaches. This camp is open to all cyclists seeking to improve their performance. Learn the benefits of training with power and how you can become stronger and faster. 


 Details here


Join BikeHouston for their July Happy Hour at Cuchara (214 Fariview). David Chaney, a platinum member of BikeHouston, will talk about how cycling changed his life and about his charity ride in Rwanda, Ride for the Survivors. Don't miss the fun on Tuesday, July 29 at at 6pm.
Click here for more information on BikeHouston.


Get ready for a GRRRRREAT Triathlon Event just for kids at Moody Gardens on Sunday, September 14. Mate and Mini Mate divisions are available and distances are based on age. All children between the ages of 6 and 15 are encouraged to compete. This is the perfect event to help your little athlete dive right in to the triathlon world!


Get more information and sign up here: 




Ten years and going strong!

Registration is now open for
Tour de Pink, benefiting the Pink Ribbons Project on Sunday, 
September 14. This is the first bike ride in Texas solely supporting breast cancer with a focus on breast cancer screening in under-served Houston communities, your fundraising stays LOCAL. Haven't been on the bike in years? What better way to hop back on the saddle than with a 12 mile fun route.  Feeling ambitious? Check out any of the other six distances available 
varying from 23 to 100 miles! For more information visit, Tour de


Interested in riding with Bike Barn? Click here to get all the information you need on joining our team - did we mention a custom jersey is included in registration?


Registration is now open for Bike Around the Bay! This year, Bike Around the Bay celebrates its eighth year and the return of the Seawall Blvd stretch. It is a fully supported two-day, 180-mile bicycle ride around Galveston Bay that showcases the natural beauty of The Bay and benefits the Galveston Bay Foundation. This ride has fantastic support, great riding and a fun evening in Galveston for the overnight.  Ride takes place 
October 18-19.

Click here for more information and to learn how to register. 


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