Bike Barn Red Crank Monthly
August 2015 | VOLUME 8 | HOUSTON, TEXAS 

Specialized Fastest Bike Ever!
And an Amazing Launch!

Memorial Park Crit
S. Picnic Loop - Memorial Park
Wednesday, August 26th @ 5-7pm
Launch Party
Bike Barn - West University
Thursday, August 27th @ 6:30pm
Come test ride the fastest bike ever produced by Specialized! The Specialized crew will be at our Memorial Park Crit on August 26th to answer how this new aero road bike can shave minutes off of your next race. Learn about the aero-dynamic improvements and take one out for a quick spin. The Venge ViAS is in limited supply nationally and this is a rare opportunity to test ride one. Join us anytime between 5-7pm at the Picnic Loop and see what the buzz is all about.
Join Specialized's Aero Expert Mark Cote on Thursday Night, August 27th. Mark is a team leader for the ViAS project and runs the Specialized "Win Tunnel" and aerodynamic testing of all Specialized products. Discover what makes the Venge ViAS so fast and what went into its development. Whether you are racing to a stop sign on a Saturday morning or going for the win in a road race, come find out how the Venge can get you there faster. Plus, save $250-$750 off current in-stock S-Works and Venge models at this event.

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In Houston for his 3rd consecutive year, Chris Carmichael brings his world famous training camp to town. This is an exclusive opportunity for Houston cyclists to attend a 3 day mini-camp. The camp integrates professional coaches, free Power Tap usage and a personal power analysis into an information packed weekend. It's an opportunity to stay in town, train with the best and discover your cycling potential. Spots are filling up quickly so don't miss out and sign up today!


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Take part in the Summertime Blues Triathlon on Sunday, August 9th at 7:00am at The Old River in Freeport. This sprint triathlon features a 500 meter swim in a protected body of salt water, followed by a 25k bike ride with two challenging climbs, finishing with a fast and flat 5k run with a great view of The Old River at the end. Registration is $75 and includes a post-race breakfast for all race participants to enjoy afterwards.


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The new GoPro HERO4 Session! This latest design packs the power of GoPro into the smallest, lightest, most convenient camera yet! Its rugged, waterproof design eliminates the need for a separate housing. Its simple, single button powers on the camera and starts recording automatically. With 1080p60 video and 8MP photos, HERO4 Session delivers the professional image quality that you can rely on. In stock now at your local Bike Barn store, stop by today.


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There are only a few weeks left in this summer's series to hang out at the park and catch some fast race action. Starting at 5pm each week and running through the 26th of August, this fun and spectator friendly environment takes place at the popular Picnic Loop in Memorial Park and is open to all. So grab a few friends and some lawn chairs, and head on over after work to wind down and watch the races. Plus, enjoy food trucks, Karbach Brewery and much more.


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Support a great cause by riding in this year's Tour de Pink benefiting the Pink Ribbon Project. Taking place on Sunday, September 20th, this ride features several route options for all types of riders ranging from 12 miles up to 100 miles. Starting and ending at Prairie View A&M University, this ride tours through the beautiful countryside of Waller County. Ride with Team Bike Barn! Team registration starts at $49 and includes a custom Team Bike Barn jersey and other fun perks.
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Come along for a Saturday morning ride around George Bush Park. Join BikeHouston on August 29th at 8:30am to explore Houston's biggest park, learn new trails, spot wildlife, and ride with others who support building more safe places to ride! There are two ride options (paved & unpaved) that are both approximately 10 miles and will be adjusted based on demand. Not a member yet? Join as a member today and ride with BikeHouston for free! Registration is required.


The 3rd Annual Onalaska Triathlon will be held on Sunday, September 13th. This triathlon, taking place in beautiful Lake Livingston, features a 1.2 mile open water lake swim followed by a scenic 56 mile bike ride through the quiet rolling hills of Onalaska finishing with a 13.1 mile flat run through the neighborhoods of Onalaska. Each participant receives a t-shirt and commemorative medal along with awards for top overall male and female categories. New at this year's race...a very special batch of Onalaska Blonde Ale brewed just for this event will be available to participants after the race. Another reason you might want to sign up!

Come join us at the 9th Annual Bike Around the Bay. This is a fully supported two-day, 180-mile bike ride on October 17th & 18th. This ride showcases the natural beauty of Galveston Bay and benefits the Galveston Bay Foundation. Day 1 takes riders around the east bay and Crystal Beach finishing with a ride on the Bolivar Ferry. Riders then stay overnight at Moody Gardens Hotel where they can enjoy a party. Day 2 concludes on the west side of the Bay Area going through Kemah and a climb over the Fred Hartman bridge. This ride has fantastic support, great riding and is an amazing experience.


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