Monthly Archives: September 2010

Bike-Friendly San Antonio

“San Antonio recently received a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community designation from the League of American Bicyclists, the first such recognition for the Alamo City!”

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Announcing the 11th Annual Fredericksburg Fall Foliage Frolic

The 11th Annual Fredericksburg Fall Foliage Frolic on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, is hosted by the Hill Country Bicycle Touring Club. The tour brings together people from all over Texas to enjoy a weekend of riding and friendship in the scenic Hill Country of Central Texas. There are supported rides varying in length and degree of difficulty.
On-site registration and packet pick-up will start at 8:00 AM Saturday morning at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park three miles south of town on TX 16. Take Lady Bird Johnson Drive 0.7 mile to the Tatsch House across from the swimming pool. The registration fee includes supported rides with maps, rest stops, sag support, lunch and a ride souvenir. The Frolic will be held rain or shine.
Rides of 25, 48 and 60 miles will be available. For a map of the rides click here.

Pre-registration is available via regular mail or via Active.com, and its cost is $20.00 per rider, if postmarked by October 18th, $25.00 after that date.
Active.com will be available for registration to the Frolic 2010 only until October 16th. After October 16th, you need to register on the day of the event, and your cost will be $25.00.  In addition to the Registration Fees, Active.com charges an additional $3.25 per registration per person.
To download a mail-in form, click here.

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Ride to Remember

Last Saturday [Sept. 11] I took part in the Ride to Remember in Poth/TX.  It wasn’t really “my day”, as I didn’t feel too chirpy in the morning. And added to this, the weather was really murky: hot [around 80] and humid [more than 90% relative humidity]. This didn’t make me feel good. I decided to get on anyway, tough.  But I did choose the shortest [but for the “rookie” course] route: 22 miles. That went well with me and I had a good average: 16.8 mph. Dripping with sweat, though. Well, since it was a short route at a good average, I was back in Poth very early – much too early for the lunch [BBQ] that came with the ride. I just decided to drive back home to get out of me wet bicycling attire. It’s a pity I missed that barbeque. I’m sure it was good, as the event was catered by the Lazy J people from Floresville.

Since it was only that short an experience for me, I can’t say much. But I did see a well organized ride. I was really positively surprised how smooth everything went at the registration/packet pick-up. And from what I could see while “blazing” by, the rest stops were well organized, too. And they were really frequent: one at about every 5 miles.

In more than one sense, truly a Ride to Remember!

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Boise, Idaho, one of the most liberal cities when it comes to bicycling

“Boise, Idaho, one of the most liberal cities when it comes to bicycling, issued new rules of the road this June that basically said to both drivers and bicyclists: ‘Don’t be jerks.'”

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