Bike Barn Red Crank Monthly
October 2014 | VOLUME 10 | HOUSTON, TEXAS 
Bike Around the Bay - October 18-19 


Bike Around the Bay is right around the corner! There is still time to register 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. 


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Join the Texas mountain bike racing scene on October 11-12th for some off-road racing action! The Dave Boyd Huntsville Classic is the Houston areas largest mountain biking event, featuring racing from pro category to kids 10 and under. The race takes place on the beautiful trails of Huntsville State Park, so bring the family for a weekend of outdoor fun. Click here for more information.


Join us for our 4th Annual Oktoberfest Triathlon at Cross Creek Ranch a premier master planned community located in Fulshear, Texas. Enjoy a great lake swim followed by a beautiful scenic ride and a nice run through this great property. This event will start at 7:25am. We will have a newbie swim wave for those doing their first triathlon. Afterwards enjoy Oktoberfest with beer from No Label Brewing Co., Saint Arnolds Brewing Co., Karbach Brewing Co., and Southern Star Brewing Co.; don't miss it. Register here.


Saddle pain is one of the most common problems that plagues cyclists of every level. Join us as we take a look at saddle issues from both a comfort and performance perspective. If you are currently experiencing saddle issues including, chaffing, saddle sores, numbness or pain while riding, this is an excellent opportunity to get advice from our Fit Specialists. Click here to RSVP.



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


The Third Annual HTX Bike Fest is an all-day festival taking place November 1st at Market Square Park in Downtown Houston. In collaboration with The Downtown District, this festival is designed to bring cyclists and bike enthusiasts from all over the city to one place for one day. We'll be on site blending up some of our famous "SpinaRitas". Click here to check out our photos from last year's event, or click here for more information.  



Registration for the 2015 BP MS 150 goes LIVE on Tuesday, October 14th and we invite you to come ride with us! Bike Barn gets you to Austin in style while having a ton of fun along the way.  Superb ride support, team specific training rides, amazing meals, excellent mechanics and all the information and guidance you need to get you from Houston to Austin. Did we mention a custom jersey is included with registration? Our team fills up quick so gather your friends and register to ride with Team Bike Barn on October 14th!



 Looking for an incredible cycling experience that is close to home? The Tour du Rouge is an elite and extraordinary cycling event. You can count on having a memorable week in which you will ride 533 miles over the course of six days. You'll also experience all the Gulf Coast has to offer and make friendships that will last a lifetime. By participating in the Tour du Rouge you will be helping thousands of people while doing what you love. You'll receive great support, meals, mechanical support, hotel, luggage drop, a post ride "Happy Hour" and much more. Join the American Red Cross for the Tour, May 3-8. Find out more here! 


Thank you to everyone who participated in our September camp with Chris Carmichael! Even more so, thank you to Carmichael Training Systems for making their way down to Texas to host this one of a kind event. Attendees spent the weekend receiving one on one training from Chris Carmichael and his CTS coaches.  




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