Bike Barn Red Crank Monthly
October 2015 | VOLUME 10 | HOUSTON, TEXAS 

Annual Wine Ride
Sunday, October 25th

Say goodbye to the summer heat and kick off fall by joining us for our annual Wine Ride on Sunday, October 25th. Enjoy a nice, scenic ride through Santa Fe and finish with a complimentary tasting of Texas wines offered at Haak Winery. We invite you to stick around afterwards for a post-ride lunch in the vineyards. There is no cost for the ride but you can pre-order lunches on Haak Winery's sign-up page. Distances will include both 30 and 60 mile routes and will feature one rest stop.

This year our ride offers a raffle benefiting a local veterans organization Team Operation Enduring Brotherhood. This nonprofit is a 100% volunteer, veteran-run organization serving the greater Houston area. Their mission is to make a life changing impact in the lives of veterans through routine cycling programs, team recreational opportunities, and by fostering a sense of camaraderie once experienced while serving this great nation.

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Join us at our Custom Fit Studio for a clinic on Fit and Form on October 22nd. Come learn how to improve the way your bicycle fits you and techniques to improve balance, alignment, and how to reduce chronic pain. The clinic is hosted by Cynthia Stewart of Bike Barn Custom Fit Studio and Kristina McDaniels, owner of Egoscue Houston. Make sure you come early for the social from 6-6:30pm and clinic runs from 6:30-7:30pm. See you there!

Join BikeHouston for the 43rd Annual Moonlight Ramble! This fun ride benefiting BikeHouston will be held on October 24th starting at 11:30pm, yep, at night. Registration is now open and starts at $35, sign up as a BikeHouston member and get $10 off your registration! This ride is a perfect opportunity to test out your Halloween costume. Register now, have a blast and help make Houston a better, safer place for all people on bikes.



The shorter days of autumn and winter don't have to reduce your ride time. New to Bike Barn this season is the Light and Motion line of lights. A leader in illumination, these lights are ideal for both serious riders putting numerous hours on the road or even everyday commuters. We are now offering their versatile range of products in all of our stores to keep you safe while riding this season. So come by your local Bike Barn today and let us help you enjoy your riding all year long.


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Our friends at Trek are in town with a trailer full of their 2016 bikes...and they are inviting you to come out and experience the latest technology. Join us on Tuesday, October 13th between 10am-4pm to test these bikes out for yourself. Close to downtown, the new Waterworks building on Buffalo Bayou will provide the perfect backdrop to ride both mountain bikes and road bikes. There is no cost, just come down, bring your helmet, shoes and ID. Trek will be providing pedals.

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Join us for the movie premiere that follows a handful of cyclists and their compelling stories as they compete in the Trans Am Bike Race, a self-supported transcontinental race across the USA. A 4,233 mile journey with no support teams, it is a feat to marvel and a story that will inspire you. Come meet Billy Rice, a veteran of this race and Race the Divide, he is featured in the film and will be on hand to give deeper insight into the ride.


Join the Galveston Bay Foundation for a fully supported 2 day 180-mile bike ride on October 17th & 18th. This ride showcases the natural beauty of Galveston Bay and both days feature fun and scenic points-of-interest like Crystal Beach, a ride on the Bolivar Ferry, Kemah and even a climb over the Fred Hartman Bridge.


Join the Bike Barn team. Every team member will receive a t-shirt designed specifically for this ride. Plus, team members are invited to a private finish tent on Day 1 to have refreshments and share stories from the day.


Ride and Team Information


The 9th Annual Independence Ride, Saturday, November 7th, is a bike ride honoring our nation's severely injured veteran heroes. Join fellow cyclists in Wallis, TX in support of this great cause. This ride benefits the Independence Fund, which helps pay for rehabilitation equipment that goes directly towards veterans returning from their service. The ride features four distance options of 12, 23, 44, and 65 miles and there are tickets available for purchase to attend a post-ride BBQ to be held that evening.


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It's hard to believe the time has come but registration for the 2016 MS 150 is quickly approaching! Mark your calendars for October 15th when general registration will officially open. Registration is $100 along with the $400 minimum fundraising obligation for each rider that is required by the MS Society.

Make sure to sign up as part of Team Bike Barn! When registering, search for "Bike Barn" and select us as your team. Benefits include a custom team jersey, meals, and access into our exclusive team tent for the entire event weekend.

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M-F 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12pm-5pm