Bike Barn Red Crank Monthly
November 2015 | VOLUME 11 | HOUSTON, TEXAS 
Stories from
Inside the Team Car
Trek Factory Racing

Thursday, November 12th
Ever wonder what it's like to be inside the team car, when the race is on the line, and you have to help Fabian Cancellara win the race? Well, here's your chance. Jordan Roessingh, Technical Manager at Trek Factory Racing, will be in town to share exciting stories from some of the most prestigious races. Jordan manages all team aspects at Trek Factory Racing and has the inside scoop of what it takes to run a professional cycling team. He knows what it takes to support these great athletes as it was seen in this infamous incident when he broke his nose changing a flat for Fabian. Hear from the expert himself on racing and get a peek inside the team car.

The event is free, but let us know if you can make it. Plus, stick around for a raffle drawing to win some official Trek Factory Racing team gear!

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Bike Barn is excited to be supporting this amazing ride. Join us for the 9th Annual Independence Ride, honoring our nation's severely injured veteran heroes. Come ride with your fellow cyclists in Wallis, TX and help support the Independence Fund, a wonderful charity that helps pay for rehabilitation equipment used by veterans returning home from their service. The ride features options of 12, 23, 44, and 65 miles and stick around for a fun post ride BBQ, tickets available separately. This is Bike Barn's first year to be involved with this ride and we would love to see you out there with us.

HTX Bike Fest is a celebration of cycling in Houston! Bike Barn will be there supporting with our Bike stop by and get a refreshing cool drink. Plus, it will boast a huge all day swap meet and over 50 different bike industry vendors. This year's festival will include a variety of demos from various bike sports such as bike polo, bmx/fixed gear freestyle, various cycling contests, and sprint contests hosted by Texas Gold Sprint'em. Plus, Karbach will also be hosting a new mountain bike obstacle challenge. The festival is at Market Square Park downtown and will be FREE to the public.

Are you ready for the most fun ride of the year? Help support BikeHouston and join us this weekend.  After a rain delay, the Moonlight Ramble is on the calendar for November 7th, at midnight. Come see what happens on a bicycle in Houston after midnight. It is an amazing spectacle with thousands of people enjoying the City and supporting BikeHouston. Take a nap, get your rest...then come join us for a unique Houston cycling event. You can register online or at HTX Bike Fest at packet pickup.

Bike Barn's newest store is open on the Bayou.  The Bayou Rental shop is ready to help you explore all the new bike paths on Buffalo Bayou. A great place to bring friends and family that might not have a bike (yet!). The Bayou Rental shop has hybrids, cruisers, tandems and options for the kids including 20" bikes, trailers and tag-a-longs. All rentals include helmets and offer the best ride on the bayou. Come enjoy the fall weather and share the bayou with friends and family. We are open on weekends with excellent bikes, great service and friendly staff. 

Ever experienced saddle issues? If you are currently experiencing issues which include chaffing, saddle sores, numbness or pain while riding, then you need to join this clinic. Our experts at the fit studio will share their secrets in correcting many saddle issues. This is an informative session with plenty of time for Q&A and opportunity to address your specific issues.



Been eyeing that special new bike all year? Now is the time to come by and check it out. We just kicked off our year end model sale and there is sure to be something for everyone. There are deals up to $400 on select models and bikes ranging from road to mountain to cross and even some hybrids too. Stop by any one of our seven locations today before we run out!


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If you are riding in the BP MS 150, we would love to have you on our team! For over 30 years we have supported the MS 150. Great food when you finish in La Grange with plenty of refreshments like our infamous "recoveritas". But make sure you save room for a Carrabba's dinner. Leave the logistics to us...all you have to do is enjoy the weekend and celebrate an amazing accomplishment. Bike Barn will be there to help you every step of the way: discounts at the store, informative clinics and some fun training opportunities.

Join our team!


Already on an MS 150 team? No problem. We'll still make sure you get to Austin with all the support you need. Sign your team up as a supported team today and get the professional support you would expect from Bike Barn. Enjoy clinics at our stores, discounts for you and your entire team plus other support to make your journey to Austin much more enjoyable. No strings attached...just let Bike Barn help you and your team on your journey.

Thanks to Cigna, Houstonians can celebrate cycling on Houston landmark streets. Join your fellow cyclists on December 13th in Midtown as cyclists, walkers, skaters and others enjoy a day with no cars. Come support local businesses, enjoy Houston streets and share your love of Houston and cycling. Cigna Sunday Streets provides a family-friendly opportunity to be physically active. It only happens once a month and allows us to ride, walk, run, dance and socialize.  Check out this video
of the fun!

Come experience the excitement of a cyclo-cross race at Mason Park. This is a GREAT spectator friendly venue. On December 5th you will find the fastest cross racers in the state vying for state bragging rights. Good cyclo-cross races require great fans...come enjoy the fun and make some noise...this isn't golf or tennis! You can get to Mason Park on bike or by car...the important thing there!

The 8th annual Tour du Rouge is set for May 1st-6th, 2016. If you are looking for a challenge, check out this ride! An amazing week-long ride that takes you through the back roads of  Texas and Louisiana on your journey to New Orleans. Experience the sights, food and culture along the route with some of the best support available. Benefiting the American Red Cross, this annual event has gained an amazing following that appreciates the amazing support, wonderful experience and of course, the food.  Registration just opened up so don't wait too long to join.

Your holiday stress level just got a little lower. Now you don't have to worry about what to get that rider who already has it all. Give the gift of comfort...a Fit Studio gift certificate! This  gift certificate covers a full custom bike fit that helps any rider achieve more comfort and performance. Available to purchase at all of our eight locations or online.

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