Bike Barn Red Crank Monthly
November 2016 | VOLUME 11 | HOUSTON, TEXAS 
ASSOS Sales Event - November 17th

If you're serious about riding, then you've probably heard of ASSOS cycling shorts and clothing. They manufacture an amazing product that will completely change the way you feel on your next ride. ASSOS, from Switzerland, is legendary for their unsurpassed quality and fit. Join an ASSOS representative as we host a product night at our West University store, on November 17th from 6:00-7:30pm. ASSOS will be introducing their top-of-the-line cycling gear and accessories. And for all who attend, you'll receive a special gift with any ASSOS purchase.

Register here!

Quick Links: Special programs, news, and cycling resources
It's time to register and find your team for the BP MS 150! We love this event and look forward to having you join us on your journey to Austin. We'll handle the logistics and pamper you on the ride. And...oh yeah, we also have a LOT of fun along the way. If you're looking for a fun group that will handle the weekend logistics and supply plenty of great food & refreshments, then check out the Bike Barn team. We might be a little biased, but we think we're the best!

Plus, this year we have added an 11 ride training series.  This is a great way to build your fitness and ease your way into group rides. 

Bike Barn has been supporting Tour du Rouge for 8 years now and we always have a wonderful time. The Tour du Rouge is a 6-day ride from Houston to New Orleans that covers 533 miles of scenic back roads. There's plenty of sight-seeing and local foods along the way. This year, the ride will be supporting a charity in Houston that does amazing work for those with intellectual disabilities, The Arc of Greater Houston. Registration is limited to just 150 riders and the ride organizers provide incredible individual support along the route. For more information or to register, email Dory Clark at or call her at 713-957-1600.

Register here!


Did you hear? Houston's hosting the BMX World Championships in 2020! Forget the Super Bowl...we're talking about the WORLD championships! This event will be held in Houston's newest BMX venue, North Houston Bike Park. The 30-acre facility is now under construction by the Houston Parks Department and will be a premier BMX facility in the United States. The new track will include a world-class BMX Race Track, concrete vert features, street course, pump tracks, and events center that can seat up to 3,500 guests. The event is set to take place from May 26th to May 31st, 2020. The Houston World Championships in 2020 will be the last stop before the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Learn more here!
Wanting to surprise that special cyclist on your list with a new bike but don't have room to hide it? Let Bike Barn be your secret Santa this year. We will keep your secret until you are ready to pick it up. No hassles, the bike will be built and ready when you are!

Also, we know that your favorite cyclist can be a real pain in your rear tire. We know how particular they can be...and we love them for it! Bike Barn Gift Cards are a perfect holiday solution for those tough-to-buy-for friends & family. Now, we've made it even easier on YOU to shop! We've got three easy methods for you to pick e-gift card that can be emailed directly, a mobile gift card that can be sent via text message, and if you like to keep it old school, you can always grab a gift card in person at any of our stores.

On Sunday, November 13th, join your fellow Houstonians for the second installment this season of the popular Cigna Sunday Streets. This event provides a family-friendly opportunity to be physically active and share the streets with like-minded Houstonians. From 12:00 to 4:00pm on November 13th, the City of Houston will close an entire street in the Fifth Ward off from motorized traffic. Yep, you've gotta be walking, running, cycling, skating, dancing, strutting, skipping, or anything else that doesn't involve a motorized vehicle. Bring the whole family (even the dog) and celebrate Houston with vendors providing food, refreshments, and fun.

Don't miss the fun, check it out!


What an incredible time we had at our 10th Annual Bike Around the Bay. Special thanks to all of our Bike Barn team members who raised over $19,000 for the Galveston Bay Foundation. We rode hard, played hard, and enjoyed seeing the sights around Galveston Bay. Please join us next year for this fun and interesting ride. In the meantime, if you would like to help Galveston Bay Foundation keep the bay clean, vibrant, and beautiful, then you can contribute to our team here.
Here's a quick look at some of the fun from the weekend of riding.  
Check out our photos!
Get in the holiday spirit and sign up for the 6th Annual Rudolph Fun Run happening at CITYCENTRE on Saturday, December 10th! This 5k Fun Run also includes a Dasher 10k option and a Cupid 1k for the kiddos. Try your chance at winning a prize by sporting your best Santa outfit or holiday costume. There'll  be photo opportunities afterwards with Santa Claus himself, and new this year will be a pre-run stretch kicking off right before the run begins.

Learn more 

Calling all ladies! If you're looking to mix it up this off-season and get some miles in off the bike, then you need to sign up for the 7th Annual RunGirl 13.1 half marathon on Sunday, December 4th. This women-only event is hosted in beautiful Alexander Deussen Park and features a great course. New to this year is a 5k option that will be available along with a 2-person relay as part of the half-marathon race. We know this isn't bikes, but it is still fun and will provide a fun change of pace. Bike Barn will be hosting packet pick-up...we look forward to seeing you then.

 Bye Bye Daylight Savings 
 Shine Bright with a New Light!

Daylight Savings Time just came to an end, but that doesn't mean your evening rides should too. Be sure you're seen on the road with headlights and tail lights. Find more options to make yourself visible here!

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

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