Bike Barn Red Crank Monthly
January 2016 | VOLUME 1 | HOUSTON, TEXAS 

BP MS 150: New Rider Orientation - January 19th 
If this is your first time riding the BP MS 150, we want to make sure your first experience is the best it can be. The MS Society will be hosting a new Rider Orientation class on Tuesday, January 19th at 6 pm at our Bike Barn West University location.  This free event is the perfect time to ask ANY questions you might have in regards to safety, training, gear, nutrition, and what to expect during the ride weekend. 

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A long ride in a big group can be intimidating, so come by our Katy location on January 9th or again on February 6th to learn how to ride in a large group in preparation for your BP MS 150 ride. The course is led by the League of American Bicyclists, a national organization dedicated to cycling, cycling advocacy, and cycling education. In addition to group riding skills, this class will feature information on hydration, and nutrition. Two class sessions will be offered on each day from 9am-12pm and 2-5pm. 

The Annual Bike Through the Forest benefiting the Kingwood High School Fillies dance and drill team will be held on Saturday, January 23rd. This is a BP MS 150 recommended ride that starts at the San Jacinto County Courthouse in Coldspring, TX. Route options include 12, 25, 33, and 46 miles through beautiful countryside. We'll be at the ride lending our support, so drop by our tent, say hello  and don't forget to tag your photos with #bikebarntx.

The Roubaix SL4 Comp UDi2 (electronic shifting) is an all-day endurance bicycle that's the perfect bike for riders looking for more performance and includes electronic shifting for $2999.  With its carbon frame and fork that features vibration damping Zertz inserts, along with the incredible and effortless electronic shifting .  An incredible combination of technology and comfort.

Join our bike fit experts for a Free Fit Clinic. Being properly fit on a bicycle improves comfort and speed and is important to any cyclist no matter their experience level.  Bring your fit questions to an intimate learning session and find out how you can ride faster and get more comfortable on your bike. We will explore common fit issues that affect saddle, feet, hands and shoulder pain. This is a free session at our Fit Studio, please RSVP and let us know you are coming. 

Humble Lions Bike Ride will be taking place on Saturday, February 13th featuring route options of 22, 46, and 51 miles. Grab your sweetheart and join hundreds of other cyclists for this MS 150 training ride. The ride starts at 8:00am and is a fun and challenging route. This event benefits Handicapped and Diabetic Children and Hearts Scholarship Foundation which goes towards medical student scholarships. We are proud to support this ride. Swing by our tent; we would love to see you. 

Registration is in full-swing for the 2016 BP MS 150 and we invite you to come ride with the best! Bike Barn will get you to Austin in style all while having a ton of fun along the way. We offer superb ride support, amazing meals, excellent mechanics and fantastic team discounts! Bike Barn has been supporting the BP MS 150 since the beginning and we are confident we can make this ride a special memory for you! Our team is filling up quick, so don't wait.

If Santa didn't bring you the bike you were hoping for, stop by your favorite Bike Barn shop or click here to see our selection. Year end models provide great deals.  Save up to $1000 on select models. Sale bikes include road, mountain, and neighborhood. Stock is limited, order online and pick-up at your favorite Bike Barn shop. 

Looking for a great way to keep that New Year's Resolution of riding more? Grab the family or friends and come down to Bike Barn Bayou Rentals at Sabine and Buffalo Bayou. Enjoy a day of riding the trails of beautiful Buffalo Bayou. Our bikes are for any level of experience and range: hybrids, cruisers, tandems, kid's bikes, trailers, and tag-a-longs. We're open on the weekends and you can reserve online or simply walk-in. 

It's getting colder and having the right layering makes a big difference cycling. It enables you to start out in the cold and pull off some layers as you warm up on the ride. Winter riding in Texas is doable with just a few key accessories...and it won't break the bank.  Look through this simple guide for some easy additions to your cycling gear. And as always, come visit us at the shop and we can walk you through some of the choices.  Be in shape for Spring by riding through the Winter. 

Is your BP MS 150 team supported? Bike Barn is here to support not only your needs, but the needs of your ENTIRE team. Become a Bike Barn supported team and take advantage of the expert mechanical support, monthly maintenance, custom Fit Clinics and team discounts. We'd love to help you and your team prepare for your journey from Houston to Austin in 2016. Get more information on becoming a Bike Barn Supported Team here.

BikeHouston is doing some amazing things in the City for all cyclists.  Their influence with improving cycling in Houston is growing as well as their staff. If you love cycling and want to make a difference in Houston, then they might have the perfect job for you. Check out their open positions
But if you are happy where you are and still want to help...then please Join Bike Houston. Their membership continues to grow from amazing support from cyclists like you. Join BikeHouston and help make Houston a safer place for everyone on a bicycle.

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