Bike Barn Red Crank Monthly
March 2016 | VOLUME 3 | HOUSTON, TEXAS 
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The new Spring clothing has arrived. Exciting new product from Bontrager, Specialized, and Castelli.  Some fun new styles for your rides this weekend. 

Also, new women's styles from Shebeest. This product is developed by women riders specifically for women riders. Featuring performance-boosting technical features without compromising flattering, feminine style. Hit the roads in style and add some new flair to your wardrobe. Stop by any of our 8 locations today to browse these new options.
Join us for an information packed evening and learn tips on riding a successful BP MS 150. Clinics will be going on all evening that cover: Nutritional Tips for Cyclists, Why Proper Bike Fit Matters, How to Change a Flat and Items You Must Have for the BP MS 150. There will be food, refreshments and big savings in store on product and door prizes too. This is a casual learning environment and a great chance to ask your questions. We want to help you have an enjoyable, fun BP MS 150. There is no charge for the event but please RSVP so we do not run out of refreshments.  
New venue, same great ride! This year, starting out of Redstone Golf Club, join Clay Walker for his annual Band Against MS Ride benefiting MS research. The ride will be held on Saturday, March 26th with a special appearance by country star Clay Walker. Lunch is provided as part of the registration and options include 20, 35 and 65 mile routes that feature the beautiful Eisenhower Park loop located just off of Lake Houston.

Join OutRival Racing for all things IRONMAN on Thursday, March 31st at our Custom Fit Studio. Pick up important tips and strategies to make your next race (or first race!) a success. OutRival Racing coaches hundreds of IRONMAN athletes and has one of the most comprehensive coaching programs for triathletes in Houston. Come find the secrets from the experts to achieving your IRONMAN goals! There is no cost to the event, but please RSVP.

Looking for a change (from cycling)? The Houston movie premiere for "Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco" is at Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park on Wednesday, March 23rd. This is a documentary film on the famous ultra-running legend and super-athlete, Micha True. The story follows the Tarahumara Indians of Northern Mexico known for their incredible endurance and some of the best ultra-distance runners in the world.

For the first time in over 20 years, Houston has a comprehensive Bike Plan that can improve cycling for all cyclists in the City. Now is the time to speak up and give your feedback to this comprehensive bike plan. With your support, Houston is moving in the right direction and making cycling safer and integral to Houston's culture. Take some time and let the City know you support the plan and if you like, provide some feedback.

The Gran Fondo Texas TMCO is April 3rd and rides through some beautiful bike country. The 2016 Gran Fondo will start at Montgomery High School Athletic Complex in Montgomery. The ride includes route options of 32, 46, 68 and 90 miles rolling through Sam Houston National Forest and throughout historic Montgomery, TX. Afterwards there will be a lunch and celebration. This is a fun ride and benefits the Texas Medical Center Orchestra and the MS Society.

For those looking for a great century ride, head out to College Station on April 24th. This ride is presented by St. Joseph Health and benefits their cancer services. Route options include a 40, 70 and 100 mile route with a great post-ride party. And for the few ultra-distance junkies reading this...there is a 500 mile "Prologue Gran Gravel" race, yes, you read it correctly...a 500 mile gravel race! The 500 mile racers will start a few days earlier and end with all of us riding the Gran Fondo distances.

It is with heavy heart that we say goodbye to one of our favorite rides of the year, the Tour de Pink. After 10 years and raising millions for local breast cancer prevention, the Pink Ribbons Project, a local non-profit, has ended its successful run. Raising over $6 million since 1995, the Pink Ribbons Project has done a wonderful job in bringing breast cancer awareness and prevention to the local community. We wanted to share our slideshow of one of our most memorable rides of the year, the Tour de Pink.
Enjoy the newly renovated Buffalo Bayou Park from the seat of a bicycle. Grab your family and friends for an adventure along Buffalo Bayou. Our rental shop is located at Sabine and Buffalo Bayou. We offer some excellent tandems, hybrids, cruisers and bikes for the kids. We are open on weekends but will be open everyday from March 14th-20th for Spring Break.
Join one of the best rides of the year! Support the Red Cross and spend six fun days on your bike riding from Houston to New Orleans. The ride starts on May 1st in Houston and will wrap up May 8th in the French Quarter. This will be one of the best supported rides you have experienced. Great ride support, amazing food, wonderful new friends and you will be pampered by the attentive volunteers with the Red Cross. This is an amazing way to experience the fun, the flavor and the sights of Texas and Louisiana.

 The Center in Houston serves adults with special needs and provides housing and job opportunities.  Board member David Baldwin is taking on a 4,000 mile bike ride across the country. His goal is to raise $11 million for The Center this summer and is inviting fellow Houstonians to join him on 3 separate ride-a-longs. 

This is your opportunity to join the cause and choose from  3 ride-along opportunities.  Each ride-along varies from 3 days to 8 days and will be hosted by Trek Travel.  You can help support The Center as a volunteer, donate money or join a ride-along this summer!  Find out more. 

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