Bike Barn Red Crank Monthly
September 2014 | VOLUME 9 | HOUSTON, TEXAS 
Wine Ride - Sept 28th

Join us 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.

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Want to take your cycling to the next level? Sign up for an amazing chance to learn from the best...right here in our own backyard.

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 personally lead this camp. Whether you enjoy charity cycling tours or the Texas racing scene, this is your chance to learn the benefits of training with power to become stronger and faster. The weekend will include two days of training with CTS, power testing, skills clinic and two rides from 30-50 miles. 


Get full details and register here. 


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 short 3-5 mile city ride before the Dynamo take on the Chicago Fire. Ticket cost includes group 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. Ride begins at 11am and game will kick off at 2pm. Get more information and purchase your tickets here. Be sure to use promo code bike to access the deal.




Celebrate Hermann Park's Birthday. The Park to Port Bike Ride, on September 13, will be a celebration of the trail development along the bayou. The 20 mile round trip ride will include birthday cake so participants can say "Happy Birthday" to Hermann Park and the Houston Ship Channel. This is a casual cruise, so bring the family and leave your racing bikes at home. Get more information and register here.


The 10th annual Tour de Pink, benefiting local foundation, Pink Ribbons Project, is right around the corner! 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 


This ride is not your average bike ride. The Magical Museum Mystery Tour features multiple rest stops, food detours and displays from the Houston Bicycle Museum along the way. With ride lengths of 28, 49, and 64 miles, the ride leaves from Katy at the Leonard Merrell Center. Help support a permanent home for the Houston Bicycle Museum. 


To get more information and to register, click here.


Foot pain is a common problem that cyclists of every level battle. If you are experiencing hot foot, numbness or other foot issues while riding, join our experts in the Custom Fit Studio on Thursday, September 25th at 6pm. We'll address 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!


In August, ten Bike Barn team members traveled to Breckenridge, Colorado to take on Breck Epic. This mountain bike race spans 6 days, is 240 miles long and 'features' roughly 40,000 feet of vertical gain (and loss!) Bike Barn team member, and Breck Epic finisher, Greg Binion, put together an informative (and entertaining) race report. If anyone out there is considering this challenge or interested in finding out what it's really like in the Rocky Mountain backcountry, this is for you. Click here to read Greg's full report.


Memorial Park is going through a master planning process that will restore, preserve and enhance the park for enjoyment of all Houstonians and generations to come. You're invited to attend the first of four upcoming Memorial Park Master Plan Public Update Meetings, "A Story of the Park: People in Nature," on Wednesday, September 17 from 6-8 PM at the historic Eldorado Ballroom (2310 Elgin St. Houston, TX 77004). The Master Planning Team will share their research and initial design concepts at this meeting. Mark your calendars to stay up-to-date on the future of Memorial Park! Get more information.


 The longtime Houston cycling tradition, The Memorial Park Criterium Series (MPC), made its return this summer and we want to thank all the racers that made it a success. Over the course of the thirteen-week crit series we saw racers visit the Memorial Park Picnic loop from over 100 different Houston zip codes and over 30,000 miles were raced. Thanks to your support and dedication, the MPC was able to donate $5,000 to the Memorial Park Conservancy! Thanks to the sponsors, vendors, spectators and RACERS that helped make the return of this event bigger and better. Follow Memorial Park Crit on Facebook to check out photos from the series and to stay up to date on future races.


Register today for one of the best rides of the year. This is a two-day, 180-mile bicycle ride around Galveston Bay that showcases the natural beauty of the bay and benefits the Galveston Bay Foundation. In its 8th year, Bike Around the Bay provides a unique opportunity to get to know Galveston Bay, offers amazing ride support, fun ferry rides, an overnight in Galveston and some challenging riding. Come join us October 18-19. 


Click here for more information. 


Join BikeHouston on October 25th for the 42nd Annual Moonlight Ramble Bicycle Ride. Since 1973, thousands of riders have lit up the streets of Houston for this amazing fully-supported bicycle ride. Starting from the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston at 11:59pm 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. 


Get information and register here.




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