Bike Barn Red Crank Monthly
April 2016 | VOLUME 4 | HOUSTON, TEXAS 

 New Domane SLR

The Latest Edition to the Trek Family
 The Domane is a cutting edge performance road bike made for endurance riders.  Their revolutionary technology, the IsoSpeed rear decoupler is now adjustable to suit the terrain you are riding. Plus, integration of IsoSpeed decoupler on the front fork improves your vertical compliance and riding comfort. Another key comfort feature is the new vibration damping IsoCore Handlebar.  All of this makes this makes this bike the fastest, most comfortable endurance  bike available on the market. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face, this bike is perfect for the rough patches and chipseal roads around Houston!
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Looking for an incredibly comfortable short that fits like a glove...ok...that isn't a good analogy...but you get the point. Made from premium materials and craftsmanship, Assos is the best fitting most sought after premium short on the market. Designed in Switzerland with attention to every detail.  You will feel the difference.

USA Cycling announced this week that ASSOS has been named the official cycling apparel partner for the USA Cycling Team up to and including the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Currently at West University and the Champions shops. But ask for it at any of our 8 Bike Barn locations. Once you feel this product, you may not wear another brand. 
 Join us and Operation Red, White & Bike for a BP MS 150 Recommended Training Ride, Bike for Little Hero's on Sunday, April 10th in Waller. 

This is a fun ride for the whole family and a great cause Bike Barn loves to support. Distances include 20, 35, 55 and 80 miles.
This charity supports children and younger siblings of our soldiers who have been wounded or will not be coming home.  When you ride, you help provide a quality bike that has been selected by the child to honor the service of their parent or older sibling. This is a very unique way to say "thanks" to our veterans and their families.

For those looking for a great century ride (or 40 & 70 mile options), 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.
Join this unique ride from Houston to New Orleans!  Laissez les bons temps rouler! (Let the Good Times Roll...for all you Texans)
Supporting the Red Cross this six day ride is 587 miles from Houston to New Orleans. The ride starts on May 1st in Houston and will wrap up May 6th in the French Quarter. Talk about a post ride PARTY!  This is one of the best supported rides you will experience.  Great ride support, amazing food, wonderful new friends, plus 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.
Join a new ride for the 2nd Annual Pedal for a Purpose Bike Ride! The event brings cyclists from Houston area together to raise awareness and funds for Boys and Girls Country
The ride will start and finish from Waller ISD Stadium. This BP MS 150 Recommended Ride offers distances from a 13 mile family ride to a 45 & 70 mile option on beautiful country roads. Cyclists will encounter both flat sections and gentle rollers.  A great follow-up ride to the BP MS 150...see you on the 30th.

 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.
Your feedback is needed by April 11th...give it today.

Live music, wine, massage and cycling, what more could you ask for?  Join us at the Union Chappel Vineyards/Bar O Ranch on Saturday, May 7th. 
This ride in Fulshear will host the  8th annual Michael T. McCann Memorial Bike Ride, Bike for Mike. This ride supports the Fulshear community and offers a great opportunity to give back to the community we love. This BP MS 150 Recommended Ride will feature a 19, 35, 51 and 68 mile routes, beginning at 7:30am. 
Bring your mom and join Bike Barn at this fun Sprint Triathlon, TriGirl's Super Sprint.  Racing with Mom...what a great way to spend Mother's Day.   This will be held  at Alexander Deussen Park on Lake Houston on May 8th.  
We will have pre-race mechanical support provided by our friendly mechanics. This is a great way to do a fun short triathlon and also has a duathlon option.
See you at the lake on Mother's Day!
There are some big cycling events coming up, BP MS 150, Ironman 70.3 in Galveston and Ironman Texas. Many ask, "Is it wise to change your fit prior to your big event?"
There are situations where this is the right thing to do, especially if you are riding in pain or not in an efficient position. Minor adjustments can be made  that will help you to be more comfortable and improve your performance.  These changes should be made with a professional fitter. 
We are happy to discuss your situation and see if some minor adjustments would help you in your next event.
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If you haven't visited, our new rental shop is open on Buffalo Bayou at Sabine Bridge. Bike Barn is excited to share cycling with so many new faces and provide a opportunity to enjoy the newly renovated Buffalo Bayou Park.  
We have bikes for the whole family. Hybrids, Cruisers, Kids bikes plus trailers and tandems. A great time for out-of-town friends and family.
Reserve online or walk-ups welcome. Come down and visit, this is really a wonderful way to spend a Spring day.
Join BikeHouston for this FREE ride as they celebrate mothers, bicycles, and National Women's Health Week! Bring your friends, mothers, daughters and sisters. The woman you want to inspire to ride! This is free and open to women of all riding ability...but sorry, leave your boy friends, husbands and significant others at home.
We'll enjoy a casual, social pace ride of 15 miles through the scenic Heights and into downtown for a quick stop at Discovery Green before returning to Happy Fatz. Arrive early to enjoy their delicious menu of coffee, pastries, and other breakfast items before the ride, or refuel after the ride with new friends.
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 4 separate ride-a-longs. 
This is your opportunity to join the cause and choose from 4 ride-along opportunities in June and July.  Each ride-along varies from 4 days to 10 days and will be hosted by Trek Travel.  Choose from the 4 incredible routes with historical and luxurious hotel accommodations, from Jackson, WY to Grand Rapids, SD, Minneapolis to Chicago, Madison to Chicago, or Pittsburg to Cumberland, MD.  This is an epic bike adventure you won't want to miss.  Find out more. 

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