Bike Austin
 November 2014   
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Dec 3
Guadalupe Street Project, 6 -8 pm
Univ. Pres. Church

Dec 14
Member's Holiday Party
Scholtz Garten


Dec 17
Run Off Election 
 
Register For Bike Austin Member's Only Holiday Party 

Join Bike Austin for lunch and fellowship at Scholtz's Beer Garden. 
Sunday, Dec 14  
1:30 - 3:30 pm

Our party is mostly about seeing friends and making new ones, but we always have an interesting speaker too.

Cash bar. Registration coming soon online and in e-blast. 
 

Bike Austin Welcomes Elected Board Members 
 
Patricia Schaub
Hill Abell
Erin Katribe
Stanton Truxillo
Preston Tyree
Allison Kaplan

Thanks members for participating in our online election.
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Welcome Flyers! 

Our first affiliate club. if you are a member of a local cycling club or team and are interested in supporting and partnering with Bike Austin, please email us at carol@bikeaustin.org 

Check out how cool the Flyers are.   
 
Thanks
Joseph Corwin and the Pedicab Homecoming for supporting
Bike Austin!





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Bike Austin would like your feedback on the Hill Country Armadillo Ride before we finalize our spring plans. As a small organization, it is very difficult to pull off our two largest events within a week of each other - The Armadillo Hill Country Ride (would be May 9) and Bike to Work Day (May 15th). Additionally, Bike Austin will be the beneficiary of this year's The Real Ale Ride (May 16).

Please take the Armadillo Survey to let us know what you think about moving the Armadillo to the fall - October 24, 2015.
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article1Out To Manor and Back
Sunday November 23, 2015
Join Ride Leader Jeff Hufford this Sunday. Arrive at least a few minutes early for sign-in and ride speech; riders rollout at 8:00 AM from the Peddler Bike Shop. The ride will head north on Springdale, east on Cameron Road, then south into Manor. After a quick rest stop in Manor, the ride will head back home on country lanes and then on the Southern Walnut Creek Trail before returning to the Peddler. This ride is C paced ride with an overall average around 14-15, some stretches will be faster. The terrain is mostly rolling hills. Ride Leader: Jeff Hufford.  Contact info: jeff_hufford@hotmail.com. Ride will cancel if raining.

For more information about this ride or to see more upcoming rides: https://www.austincycling.org/rides
 
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article2The Advocacy Two Step
The Urban Trails and Bicycle Master Plan pass but CAMPO softens support for Bicycle and Pedestrian infrastructure

This fall Bike Austin's advocacy team has been working hard to improve your bicycling infrastructure.  In September, we promoted and built support for the Urban Trails Master Plan; opponents to the plan came from some surprising places. With an amount of frustration, one of the hardest sells for this plan was to the environmental community. City employees diligently revised and amended the plan to address specific concerns. Bike Austin communicated with City Council members and their staffs to answer any questions, and we garnered public support for the plan by activating our mailing lists and our community. The vote passed 7-0.

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article3 Thanks Chris Riley 
We at Bike Austin would like to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks to Austin City Councilman Chris Riley for his tireless, consistent, and effective efforts to improve transportation, and specifically, to make bicycling safe, accessible, and convenient in Austin and the Central Texas region. Chris has served as an Austin City Council member, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) board member, and in many other community capacities.
 
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Article4  article4Campaign Update
Our I Bike I Walk I Vote campaign celebrated a
major milestone in this year's elections: Every candidate Bike Austin endorsed won outright, or made it into a run-off election! Now we are turning our energy and focus to the run-off elections on December 16th, identifying and contacting bicycling and walking voters to mobilize them to vote.

Check our elections page for our endorsements in the coming weeks, and sign our #bikewalkvote pledge, if you haven't already. To volunteer to help turn out the pro-bike, pro-walk vote in your neighborhood, email Campaign Director Miller Nuttle at miller@bikeaustin.org. Early voting begins December 1st.
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Article4Article5Remembering Tim Adams
It is with great sadness that we share with the central Texas cycling community news of the death of Dr. Timothy Adams. Tim was killed while riding his bicycle on the shoulder of a road west of his home in Florence, Texas after being hit from behind by an automobile. Tim was an avid cyclist who shared his love of cycling with many people.  

 

This was taken from Tim's obituary:

Every day there was good weather he rode his bicycle; this was a great pleasure. Once, in response to his wife's worry, he said "If I die out on the road I'll have been doing what makes me happy".  

 

We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to Tim's family and many friends. Bike Austin is honored that Tim's family has generously requested that memorial donations made on his behalf be sent to the Bike Austin Education Fund.  

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