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Tour de Cure last post: 10/1 @ 14:18
REGISTER FOR TOUR DE CURE & HELP STOP DIABETES!
This year, more than 1,000 area residents will come together to Stop Diabetes® by raising...
Austin: 12,000 hit-and-runs per year! last post: 9/28 @ 12:44
And what to do about it? Bad choices can be made as well as better ...
Drunk driver can't drive, so drives battery-operated Barbie Jeep last post: 9/27 @ 9:44
A San Marcos university student. Dad gave her a bicycle, but that's too low-class for her, so she's tooling around in a Barbie Jeep. ...
Bus driver kills 20-y.o. Bethany Clark at Howard Lane, 9/14/15 last post: 9/22 @ 18:46
Driver kills 16 y.o. cyclist Brian Silva 6/6/15, no charges filed last post: 9/22 @ 18:44
Coverage in the Austin Chronicle:
Right after the collision:...
Looking for an Austin to San Antonio-Alamodome route last post: 9/22 @ 14:40
With the bridge still out, you can turn off of Old Stagecoach Rd. to go east-ish on Blanco Vista Blvd. (T-intersection is a bit north of...
33rd Annual Full Moon Cruze Bike Ride Sat Night/Sun morning, Sep 26th last post: 9/22 @ 14:13
More details at
It's that time of year again, and the ride you've been waiting for is coming ... the 33rd Annual Full Moon Cruze bike...
Spirit of Texas Ride-Wimberley, Sun.Oct.4 last post: 9/22 @ 12:13
Would love to have you come out and support our Ride in its 4th year. It's gonna take more than a catastrophic Memorial Weekend flood to...
FOR SALE: Selle Italia Flight Team Edition. $75 last post: 9/9 @ 19:25
Great condition. Retail price = $159-$200.
Top Features of the Selle Italia Flite Team Edition Saddle with Titanium Rails
At-fault driver seriously injures cyclist Colin Camp 6/'13, no penalty last post: 8/31 @ 21:00
[Moved here from the wrong thread]
[quote=badgnome]Now if the police had done a proper search the Ambien could have been used as evidence...
Mopac Mobility Improvements last post: 8/29 @ 12:11
MoPac Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge Project Update last post: 8/29 @ 12:10
[quote=dougmc, Jan. 6, 2015]The City of Austin just sent out an email giving the status of the Mopac Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge over ...
Car kills cyclist Tom Wilkinson, 53, in Lost Creek, 4/1/15 last post: 8/25 @ 15:07
Per the [url=http://imgur.com/2uOG8AU]crash report[/url]:
"Driver stated he did not see [the bicycle] approaching when he made the left...
More collisions: 59yo at 290/WC, 30yo at Manchaca/Slaughter last post: 8/25 @ 13:49
That was my guess, but I had to guess, because there was no identifying information in the original post, and the link in that post is now...
Charges against Sergio Lejarazu of Jumpolin last post: 8/23 @ 19:32
Okay looks like in another article it indicated he pled down to a misdemeanor charge. No indication of what punishment was handed...
Demographics: bike commuting increasing fastest among the rich last post: 8/20 @ 14:14
Interesting--note that we are looking at rates of growth, not prevalence. We can hope that it reflects a reduced stigma of riding a...
Violet Crown Trail last post: 8/14 @ 5:32
REI will donate to the trail based on votes:
If you are like me REI already has all my marketing data so no loss in voting....
Officer transcript from a bike crash in Austin last post: 8/13 @ 16:02
It was a left cross from the turn lane(westbound) on BSprings to Dawson. Cyclist was heading East.
It's a little confusing. I had to read...
Come Ride in El Tour de Tucson! Nov. 21st in Tucson, Arizona last post: 8/11 @ 13:39
Easter Seals Blake Foundation (ESBF) has been named Primary Beneficiary for El Tour de Tucson Adventure Bicycle Ride hosted on Saturday,...
Does no one care about an injured rider on the trail? last post: 8/11 @ 10:06
Most people on the trail on too engrossed in listening to their music to be aware of anyone around them.
I hope you recover...
at fault in over 90% of car-bike collisions (source)
and 90% of pedestrian deaths (source).
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Tour de Cure (posted 10/1)
33rd Annual Full Moon Cruze Bike Ride Sat Night/Sun morning, Sep 26th (posted 9/22)
Spirit of Texas Ride-Wimberley, Sun.Oct.4 (posted 9/22)
Violet Crown Trail (posted 7/18)
Come Ride in El Tour de Tucson! Nov. 21st in Tucson, Arizona (posted 8/11)
La Loma Trail Clean-Up days (posted 8/10)
YBP celebrates its 18th birthday (posted 5/14)
WTF at YBP. (posted 5/9)
Mamma Jamma Ride Kick-Off Party (posted 4/22)
9/26/15: TX Mamma Jamma Ride Against Breast Cancer (posted 3/18)
Bicyclists cheated out
of bond money!
Voters passed $150 million in transportation
bonds in 2000 (Proposition 1), which was
supposed to be spent at $15M per year for ten
years, and was supposed to include bike
projects. In March 2006, Councilmember
Raul Alvarez asked the city to reveal how the
money had been spent so far. The answer
was that the first $67.2 million ALL went for SH
130 right of way, and not a penny for any of the
the other things promised to the bond voters on
the ballot, including bike projects! As a
result of Alvarez' request, $10 million was
proposed (with about $5 million so far for
sidewalks). If you read the
article, you will see that $20 million was
being promised for bike and ped projects just
before the election. (info courtesy of Roger
Baker, May 6, 2005)
The City now has a Bond Oversight Committee
which is an important check on the system.
It makes the above kind of bait-and-switch a lot
harder to pull off.