Bike Barn Red Crank Monthly
June 2016 | VOLUME 6 | HOUSTON, TEXAS 
The Wednesday Night Crit races have returned thru August 31st for another fun summer of racing.  Come join us at the Picnic Loop in Memorial Park every Wednesday from 5-8 pm.  Bring the family, friends and enjoy the local food trucks and lots of great bike racing too! We look forward to seeing you there!
Proceeds of the 2016 Memorial Park Criterium Series will benefit BikeHouston, a nonprofit organization transforming bicycling in Houston by advocating for safer streets.
Quick Links: Special programs, news, and cycling resources
ASSOS is offering you a chance to save $50 when you buy any pair of ASSOS shorts or bibs. That's right, now you can ride the best quality shorts, save $ clean out your closet!  Just bring in any brand of your lost, forgotten, abandoned or no longer needed cycling shorts. Trade-in the shorts....get $50, it's pretty simple.  This Upgrade Program lasts until Wednesday, June 22nd. Don't miss this opportunity to save on the most comfortable short you will ever ride.

Find out more here!

Triathletes of all levels - join us for a free informational session with tips on how to improve your aero-position for comfort, power and aerodynamics. Our tri fit experts will share tips on how small changes to your fit can save you time on the bike and run leg of your next triathlon. 

We'll also have experts on hand from the Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine Institute to demonstrate stretches and strengthening for triathletes. Get an edge on your competition and join us on June 23rd!  RSVP here!


Ladies, grab your cycling girlfriends and head to our Women, Wine and Wrenches event on Thursday June 30th, 6-8pm at our West University location.  

Learn hands on flat repair and roadside maintenance while sipping wine with your best cycling friends. Leave the know-it-all boyfriend or husband at home...this is just for us girls.

The event is free and open to all female rider levels. 

RSVP here!

 Trek is looking for a few good women cycling advocates! If you are a female cyclist  interested in helping Bike Barn and Trek grow the women's cycling community in Houston, then please apply.   

Each Advocate will partner with Bike Barn to lead rides, host events, clinics and post on social media. And you will get an incredible deal on a Trek bike and some free gear! 

Applications are due by June 15th.  Please share with the women in our cycling community and encourage them to apply

Specialized is in town for 2 days with a trailer full of demo bikes! Come test the best road and mountain bikes...don't miss your chance to test ride an S-Works! 

We will be at our Champions store on Saturday, June 25th from 8AM-12PM and at our West University store on Sunday, June 26th from 12PM-5PM. 

Please reserve the bike that you wish to ride in advance. Reserving a bike is free. 
Reserve here for Champions location or here for our West University location.

Join us on Sunday, July 17th at 7:30am to help us celebrate cycling's biggest race, the Tour de France.  We will host our annual Tour de Bike Barn ride and viewing party! Our Clear Lake store will host the 40 or 60 mile route,  post-ride pizza party and a Stage 15 viewing featuring the big climb up the Grand Colombier Mountain Pass.

There will be plenty of food and drinks to enjoy while viewing the race.  This is a free event and a great time with friends and fellow riding buddies.  

RSVP today
Come join the Bike Barn Team at the 10th Annual Bike Around the Bay.  Joining our team is free and awards you with a team tent including post-ride refreshments on Saturday and a one-of-a-kind T-shirt.

Bike Around the Bay is a fully supported two-day, 180-mile bike ride on October 15th & 16th. Day 1 takes riders around the east bay and Crystal Beach finishing with a ride on the Bolivar Ferry. Overnight at Moody Gardens Hotel where they can enjoy a  post ride dinner. Day 2 concludes on the west side of the Bay Area going through Kemah and a climb over the Fred Hartman bridge. This ride has fantastic support, great riding and is an amazing experience.
Sign up today!

The Sylvan Beach Triathlon and Duathlon is fast approaching. Registration is still open for this fun race on Sunday, June 12th. Swim the open water at Sylvan Beach, bike on flat well-paved roads and run along the streets adjacent to the water at Morgan's Point.

Have your Tri Club join the Speedo competition. Join the fun and freedom of Speedo racing! Club with most members racing in Speedo's wins $200! 
 Join us at the 24th Annual Jeff and Brede's Triathlon, Sunday, June 26th in Katy. Bike Barn is proud to support this  long running Houston Triathlon. 
This is an excellent beginner course, but fun for the seasoned triathlete as well.  As always, you will enjoy a great post race party hosted by the Houston Racing Triathlon Club. 

Look for relay team "Bad Girls Club" - their first tri, Kate, Katherine and Fiona (Neil's daughter :))
Bike Barn is proud to sponsor a great triathlon on Sunday, July 10th, Shadow Creek Tri. 

The Shadow Creek Ranch Triathlon is one of greater Houston's most popular sprint distance triathlons. The event is beginner friendly but also boasts a top tier field.

Rumor has it this triathlon has the best shirt and finisher's glass!  We look forward to seeing you there. 

Now is the time to stock up on cycling apparel up to 25% off! The summer heat is officially here, we'll be sure you're looking good while staying cool riding in this weather.  

We have great styles from Specialized, Bontrager, Castelli, and Shebeest on sale for a limited time.

Check it out here!
Help support The Center and increase your chance to win over $10,000 in prizes!  Through July 31st you can purchase Summer Raffle tickets at all Bike Barn locations and Online. Raffle ticket proceeds benefit The Center Foundation to help adults with learning disabilities. This is one of the many ways the Pursuit Ride is helping raise over $11 million for this wonderful local charity.  Bike Barn is pleased  to help the Pursuit Ride and The Center Foundation. 
 Trek Travel Trip for 2 - $9,000
Bike Barn Gift Card - $1,000
ASSOS Shorts and Jersey - $400
Custom Bike Fit - $300 

Only $20 per chance or 6 tickets for $100  
Get more details or order online.

Houstonians can be a part of the cross-country Pursuit Ride by visiting Mission Control at The Center.  This control room has live feeds of the cross-country ride and ability to watch or even ride along (on stationary Bikes). Located on The Center's campus on Dallas St.  You are  welcome anytime to visit Mission Control and cheer on the team as they ride across the country.   The Center needs volunteers to help man Mission Control. For more information click here, or contact Linda Bates,

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

Bike Barn | 5411 Darling St. | Houston | TX | 77007