Bike Barn Red Crank Monthly
September 2016 | VOLUME 9 | HOUSTON, TEXAS 
Bike Around the Bay, October 15th - 16th
Come join Bike Barn in supporting the 10th Annual Bike Around the Bay October 15th - 16th.  We have been with the Galveston Bay Foundation supporting this ride from the very first year, it is one of our favorites!  A fun challenging ride with great support, nice accommodations (a comfortable bed) and a scenic ride.

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.  Plus an overnight at Moody Gardens Hotel where they can enjoy a post ride dinner. Day 2 concludes on the west side of the Bay going through Kemah and a climb over the Fred Hartman bridge. This ride has fantastic support, great riding and is an amazing experience. 

Register here!
Quick Links: Special programs, news, and cycling resources
Bike Barn will support the 4th Annual Onalaska Triathlon located in Onalaska, Texas, 10 minutes from Lake Livingston.  This half Ironman distance event will include a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run.  Included are age categories, relay teams (2&3 person) plus an aquabike avoiding the run! This is a great lake swim, a nice ride through Lake Livingston and a beautiful run.  Camping and hotel information is available on the website. 

Register here!
Bike Barn is proud to support this celebration of cycling at Market Square Park in Downtown on Saturday, September 17th. The festival will boast an all day swap meet and over 50 different bike vendors, artists, and local merchants. This year's festival will include a variety of demos from various bike sports such as bike polo, bmx freestyle, various cycling contests, gold sprint races hosted by Texas Gold Sprint'em and a KIDS Balance Bike race for children 6 and under.   This is a fun event and promises to be a great time - come over and spin a drink on our blender-spin-bikes.
Event details here!
Bike Barn presents the Huntsville State Classic on Sunday October 2nd.  This race is part of the Texas Cup XC Mountain Bike Series and boasts an updated 8.4 mile single-track course in beautiful Huntsville State Park.  Race distances will range from 1-3 loops based on race category. Kids kick it off on Saturday, October 1st with the Bike Texas Kids Kup and First Time Racer Clinic. 
Race Information  and Registration here.
Join Bike Barn in supporting the Tour de Cure starting at Waller ISD Stadium on Saturday, October 1st.  This ride helps support the over 30 million children and adults with diabetes.  There are no excuses, this ride has a distance for everyone! And if you don't ride, they are even hosting a 5k this year!  Ride distances include 10, 35, 55, 75 and 100 mile routes; start times vary so please visit the website during registration. This is an important fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association, so come out, wear red and have a great time!
Registration and more information here.
Bike Barn is supporting the Katy Triathlon on October 2nd at Firethorne in Katy. This ride supports the Katy ISD through the Rotary Club of Katy offering support to students and the school district. This sprint triathlon includes a 500 meter lake swim, 12 mile bike and 3 mile run. Divisions include individuals, teams, collegiate, Clydesdale, Athena, plus 2 & 3 person relays. Join the fun...these sprint triathlons are a blast!
Race Information here!


Ladies of Houston, grab your cycling girlfriends and head west to our Women, Wine and Wrenches event on Thursday October 13th, 6-8pm at our newly remodeled Katy location.  
Learn hands on flat repair, nutrition 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. 
Let us know you are coming, RSVP here!
Join Bike Barn in their support of Octoberfest Triathlon on Sunday October 9th at Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear.  An amazing event with lots of options, Sprint Distance, Olympic Distance and new this year a Duathlon. Race as an individual or pull a team together. Enjoy a great lake swim followed by a beautiful scenic flat ride and a great run through the property. Cross Creek is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for this event!
Register and more information here!

Looking for the best helmet for functionality, safety and attractive design? Check out one of our favorite brands from Italy, KASK.  KASK has been ridden to numerous victories in Tours de France, Olympic road and track races, and world championships.  This helmet lineup has cutting-edge features to improve aerodynamics, ventilation, and weight.  But it's the fit that seals the deal for most KASK wearers. Come try one on or order online here.


The summer of 2016 saw exceptional racing at the Memorial Park Crits brought to you by Bike Barn.  Thanks to all that raced! Through your participation, a check for $4,000 was presented to BikeHouston, to help improve cycling in Houston for all of us.  Also, special thanks to all of our sponsors including Specialized, Trek and Nite Ize.
Pictures of the fun are posted here.
Final results are posted here.

The Texas 10 Running Series is looking for some cyclists to help lead runners in their upcoming running race series. The Texas 10 is a running race series that focuses on the 10 mile race. By volunteering to ride as a lead cyclist you will receive a custom Bike Barn jersey and a free race entry for your friend or family to also participate.  The next race is in Cypress on,  Sunday, October 9th.  
Please contact Nathan Beedle if you would like to help lead the pack!  Or, if you, friends or family would like to register to run any of the Texas 10 Series races, Bike Barn customers receive 15% off registration, use code BIKEBARN here. 
Bike Barn is so proud to support this wonderful ride for our heroes.  The Independence Ride is Saturday, November 5th in Wallis, TX.  This ride will host and support 150 disabled veterans from all over the country.  These veterans will join another 1,000 Houstonians in a ride that benefits the Independence Fund.  Come show your support and enjoy routes from 12, 23, 42 and 63 miles, then stick around afterwards for a BBQ lunch and live music.

Registration and Information here!

BikeHouston Moonlight Ramble!

Join us  in supporting BikeHouston for this year's Moonlight Ramble on Saturday, October 22nd,  11:59pm.  That's right, it starts at midnight! This ride has been in Houston for 44 years and will have over 1,000 of Houston's most fun cyclists taking to the streets. This midnight ride through Houston is always exciting and a great time for people watching, or being watched!  This year they have a new start at St. Arnold's Brewery and a new route of 10 and 22 miles.  As part of the tradition, there will be a costume and bike lights contest. Make sure to dress up and jazz up your bike to win great prizes!  BikeHouston members receive $10 off registration, join today!  
To register for the Moonlight Ramble, click here.

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

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