Bike Barn Red Crank Monthly
October 2016 | VOLUME 10 | HOUSTON, TEXAS 
Huntsville Classic - October 2nd
Come join Bike Barn this weekend for the Huntsville Classic. This race is part of the Texas Cup XC Mountain Bike Series and boasts a 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 here

Join Bike Barn in supporting the Tour de Cure starting at Waller ISD Stadium on Saturday October 1st.  This rides help 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 run 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, come out, wear red and have a great time! 
Register and more information here!

Bike Barn is supporting the Katy Triathlon at Firethorne on October 2nd. 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 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!

Join Bike Barn in their support of Oktoberfest Triathlon, 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!


Ladies, 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!

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. The overnight is at Moody Gardens Hotel where riders 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 weather is cooling and you know what that means, Cyclocross season is starting!  If you don't know what this means, you are missing the fun. These races take you through grass, mud, paved trails and roads...just about anything. And to mix it up, you will have a few obstacles to run or jump over. Races start soon and are great for spectators and family. Bike Barn has the bikes and gear you will need to join in the fun.

Upcoming Races:


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 for people watching, or being watched!  This year they have a new start at St. Arnolds Brewery and new routes 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.

To register, click here.


This Fit Clinic will be specifically for women and address' unique bike fit issues facing women cyclists.  The clinic is October 20th at 6:00pm and open to all level of women riders. Learn quick tips and solutions to help alleviate your most common issues such as saddle, foot, and hand pain. Our fit experts will also help explain why a women's specific fit is necessary for all levels of female riders.  This clinic is FREE, no need to bring your bike, just you and any questions you may have! 
RSVP here!

Looking for a century ride from Houston to Galveston?   Well, this inaugural Houston ride, Bike to the Beach on Saturday, October 22nd, provides a scenic 100 mile route while raising awareness for autism.  This is a new ride, a great cause and should be a really fun day.  Join Bike to the Beach in hopes to make an impact in Houston for the 1 in 68 diagnosed with autism. 
Registration and more information here!


Register today to participate in the 2016 West Houston Bike Challenge! Throughout the month of October West Houston workplaces will compete to see who can get the most staff to ride a bike. It's free and easy - anyone can join! Simply ride a bike (even if it's just for 10 minutes or more) anywhere, anytime during October.  You can win some great prizes, including cool gift basket from Bike Barn and more. The 2016 West Houston Bike Challenge is brought to you by BikeHouston and The Energy Corridor, Westchase, and Memorial Management Districts.

out more and join here!

To many bike manufacturers, a smooth ride is merely a concept, but not to Specialized. Making the bike fast and smooth was the driving force behind every design decision on the Roubaix and Ruby, the women's specific model. They did this with a new patented technology called Future Shock. Every crack, pothole, every rough patch and bit of chip seal can now be smooth and fast. This bike was made for Texas roads and the variety of surfaces we deal with. This is a comfortable, fast and fun bike that will provide an amazing experience on your next ride. 

Check them out here!

Are you considering a triathlon or looking for a tri club?  Come meet Bike Barn's Tri Club on Thursday, November 3rd at our Fit Studio in West U from 6pm-7:30pm. The evening features a tri-bike fit clinic and a presentation by Out Rival Racing coaching staff.  The coaches will focus off-season training and your next season goals. Stick around for food and drinks and mingle with other triathletes. This is open to new and experienced athletes of any level. 

RSVP here!

Bike Barn is 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 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!

Experience the most comfortable pair of cycling shorts and discover why so many cyclists are switching to ASSOS. On November 17th at our West University shop the factory representative from ASSOS will be on hand to explain what makes this product so amazing.  ASSOS from Switzerland is known for making the highest quality and best fitting short. This is opportunity to see for yourself why these shorts are always in the top-drawer for many cyclists. 

This is a Shopping Night with factory representatives, plenty of ASSOS product and a special gift for everyone that attends.  
RSVP here!
Bike Barn has been supporting Tour du Rouge for 8 years and absolutely have loved our experience with this ride.  The Tour du Rouge is a 6 day ride from Houston to New Orleans. The ride covers 533 miles of Texas and Louisiana. There are some amazing sites along the way. This year, the ride will be supporting an wonderful charity The Arc of Greater Houston, who helps children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Registration opens October 1st and is limited to just 150 riders. For more information contact Dory Clark at or 713-957-1600.

Register here!
Early Bird Pricing Ends Tomorrow for the 2017 BP MS 150!
We are excited to announce that the time has come for us to open our team for the BP MS 150, 2017. The MS Society has early bird registration pricing of $75 now through Friday, September 30th.  Make sure to sign up as part of Team Bike Barn!  Team benefits include a custom team jersey, amazing catered team meals, luggage transportation so you don't have to worry about your bags and access into our exclusive team tent for the entire event weekend.  2017 will be a great year to be part of Team Bike Barn! 

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