Bike Barn Red Crank Monthly
June 2015 | VOLUME 6 | HOUSTON, TEXAS 

Memorial Park Criterium Series

After a wet spring, the skies have cleared, the sun is finally out and we are racing! Join us this summer for the Memorial Park Criterium Series. Races take place each Wednesday evening out at the South Picnic Loop in Memorial Park now through August 26th. All proceeds from this year's series will benefit BikeHouston, a nonprofit organization transforming cycling in Houston. This is a great race environment and spectator venue for all to enjoy. Bring your lawn chair, grab a friend, and come on out.

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The Sylvan Beach Duathlon and Triathlon is fast approaching and registration is open for this race on Sunday, June 14th. Swim the open water at Sylvan Beach, bike on flat, well-paved streets and run along the roads adjacent to the water at beautiful Morgan's Point. Don't forget to check out the Youth Triathlon option on Saturday, June 13th.
Calling all Aggies! Your favorite Houston bike store is headed to College Station. With a planned July opening, we are busy building bikes and getting the store ready. Like us on Facebook and share with your friends. Stay up to date with the "Maroon Crank"...and come visit us in College Station.


If you ride a bike in Houston, we know you have a ton of suggestions for improving connectivity and safety. Houston is working on a Bicycle Master Plan and they need your input! This month there are multiple opportunities to attend public meetings and share your thoughts on what would make Houston a great place to ride. Yes, Houston is making some progress...but this plan could change Houston for generations to come. If you cannot make one of the meetings, then please fill out this short survey. The Bicycle Master Plan is partially funded by organization working daily to make sure Houston is an enjoyable and safe place to ride.

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The 2015 Tour de France is upon us and now is the time to experience it...Bike Barn-style! Join us on Saturday, July 12th at 7:30am for a beautiful ride along Galveston Bay. Afterwards, we will be hosting a viewing party of the exciting Stage 9 Team Time Trial. The ride will depart out of our Clear Lake store and riders will have the option to choose distances of 40 or 60 miles. Following the ride, there will be plenty of food and drinks to enjoy while viewing the epic race that is the Tour de France. This is a FREE event, but please let us know you are coming.

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Knee pain is one of the most common issues that cyclists face while riding. Typically, the source of the problem is riding a bike that does not fit properly and therefore increases your chance of sustaining long term knee pain. By making sure your bike fits properly, you will ensure endless comfort on your next ride to enjoy a pain-free adventure on the road. Join our experts on Thursday, June 25th at 6pm at our Custom Fit Studio for this free clinic as they address the most common (and uncommon) causes of cycling knee pain and tips for preventing them.


Looking for a fun cycling vacation for the summer, you need to check out Trek Travel. We can tell you from experience, Trek Travel offers the best cycling vacations available. Great destinations with extraordinary food and lodging. Enjoy a weekend in the wine country, a front row seat to the Tour de France or cycling along the coast in Spain. Make your next vacation one you enjoy from a bicycle, we promise it will be one of the most memorable trips of your life. And, click below to get a $200 voucher off of your trip.


The 5th Annual Shadow Creek Ranch Triathlon presented by Lewis Jewelers, will be held on Sunday, July 12th. This is one of the region's top sprint distant multi-sport events that features a 500 meter open water swim, 13.2 mile bike course and a 3.2 mile run. It is a great event for all levels of racers, and registration is filling up quickly, so don't wait and sign up today! Also, since Bike Barn is a proud sponsor of this event, we get to pass along a special incentive for you. Use this link to save $5 on registration.

Registration is now open for the 2015 Tour de Pink, benefiting the Pink Ribbons Project, taking place on Sunday, September 20th. This bike ride supports our focus on helping to provide mammograms throughout our community. There is a route option for all levels of riders, ranging from 12 miles all the way up to 100 miles for those ambitious enough! Interested in riding with Bike Barn? Click here to sign up and join our team.

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