Bike Barn Red Crank Monthly
August 2014 | VOLUME 8 | HOUSTON, TEXAS 
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The Houstonian Club and Bike Barn are bringing Chris Carmichael back to 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. Camp is open to all cyclists seeking to improve their performance. Whether you enjoy charity cycling tours or the local Texas racing scene, this is the perfect opportunity to learn the benefits of training with power and how to become stronger and faster. 

Saturday ride will be from Waller Junior High and Sunday from Zube Park with distances between 50 and 65 miles. Get full details and register here. 
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Ladies, come spend an evening with our Fit Expert, Cynthia Stewart, at the Custom Fit Studio, on Thursday, August 21st at 6:00 pm. She will share tips and solutions for solving your most common issues (saddle, foot and hand pain). Come learn why a Women's Specific Fit is extremely important for riders at all levels and have a little fun while doing it. This is a FREE clinic


Click here to RSVP. 


The Memorial Park Crit Series has made a full comeback this summer and we were thrilled to be a part of it all. Please join us on Wednesday, August 27th for the final race of the season. 

Representatives will be on hand from Trek and Specialized and our wonderful beer sponsors, Michelob Ultra and Karbach Brewing Company, will be on hand to help us celebrate.


Click here for details.



Now is the time to register for the 10th annual Tour de Pink, benefiting local foundation, Pink Ribbons Project. Ride with your friends at Bike Barn by joining the Bike Barn team; did we mention a jersey is included with team registration? Get all the info about joining Team Bike Barn here.  This ride takes place Sunday, September 14 and is the first bike ride in Texas solely supporting breast cancer with a focus on breast cancer screening in under-served Houston communities. If you haven't been on a bike in years, there is no better way to get back in 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 


Bike Barn has teamed up with BBVA Compass Stadium and the Houston Dynamo to bring you Bike to BBVA. Come join us on Sunday, September 28 for a city ride before the Dynamo take on the Chicago Fire at 2pm. Ticket cost includes group lead ride from BBVA Compass Stadium, ticket to the game, Beer Garden passes (includes 2 drinks), lots of giveaways and much more! Grab your bikes, your friends and get signed up since space is limited. Don't have a bike for a city ride? No need to fear! A Houston B-cycle station is located near the start for convenient checkout. 


Get more information and purchase your tickets here. Be sure to use promo code bike to access the deal.


Mark your calendars for the annual Bike Barn Wine Ride out of Haak Vineyards on Sunday, September 28! Enjoy a scenic ride starting in Santa Fe, Texas and then "wine" down with a complimentary tasting of four great Texas wines. After the ride all are welcome to stay and enjoy the afternoon with some lunch under the shaded patio overlooking the vineyard. RSVP and pre-order your lunch prepared by Haak Vineyard's executive chef, here.


Reserve your spot now for the 8th Annual Bike Around the Bay! This 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. Known for its rest stops, lunch break and Saturday night party at Moody Gardens, don't miss one of Houston's best kept secrets. Ride takes place October 18-19. Click here for more information.   


Get all the goods, at one low price! If you're just getting started with cycling,  we have put together the perfect combination of must-haves for every rider. The package includes helmet, shorts, gloves, water bottle and cage, flat tire repair kit, floor pump and bike specific lube - all for just $199. Perfect for all styles of bikes! Visit your closest Bike Barn location for more information and to take advantage of this amazing offer.


Interested in testing your cyclocross skills, or just learning more? This Beginners West Side Cross Clinic will consist of handling skills, dismounting and mounting the bike, going over barriers and obstacles, shouldering the bike, running up embankments and more. Clinics are being held Wednesday,  August 20, and 27th, Sept 3rd and 10th from 6 - 7 pm. Participants can park at the George Bush Spillway parking lot and meet in the field adjacent to the parking lot. Riders are asked to bring either a cyclocross or mountain bike. Helmets are required.  Email for more information. 


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