Archive for February, 2013

Check in every Friday afternoon for local bike news and events. If you’ve read something we’ve missed, please send us a link in the comment section and we’ll add it to the next roundup.

 

Events

Today 

Saturday

  • Join us in the Saturday February 22 at 9:30 a.m. for our second annual Canned Food drive Bike Ride. We will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Mission Arlington parking lot. 210 W South St, Arlington, TX. The parking lot is on the south side of the building.

Tuesday and Sunday 

News

  • Arlington streets need $400 million in repairs. — NBCDFW.com
  • Fort Worth Bike Share needs help. Volunteer to ride one of 300 bicycles to launch the bike share program on April 22. Contact — info@fortworthbikesharing.org
  • Cycling Savvy DFW has classes in March and April in both Dallas and Fort Worth. The three-session classes cost $75 dollars and teaches safe cycling on the streets and in traffic.
  • Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price’s rolling town hall meetings will continue this spring, starting in March.
  • Seattle, Washington considers a fee for cyclists to pay for its $10 billion transportation plan. — Seattle Times
  • Bike thefts in Amsterdam are being exported to other countries due to GPS tracking in the bikes. — Bike Europe

 

Since there are so many great articles out there concerning bicycling, and there’s only so much we can post on Facebook we felt it prudent to start a Weekly News Roundup and together articles, posts, editorials, in one place.

  • BikeDFW will host a one-day trip to Austin to give cyclists in the Metroplex an opportunity for speak with their state representatives. Sign up for Cyclists in Suits

  • The first bike of the Fort Worth Bike Sharing fleet arrived this week. FortWorthology has the scoop. (And Austin decides on its bike-share bike.)

  • Police in Seattle look for a cyclist who helped save a woman being assaulted in the park. SeattlePI

  • Bikes with 5-inch tires are the next big thing in mountain biking

  • NPR tells the story behind a love note written by bicycle. 

  • Don’t forget! Join us tonight for the monthly Pub Roll. While you’re there, like our facebook page. It’s only five away from 1,000 likes.

If you’ve read something we missed, please link to it in the comments and we’ll add it to the next roundup. 

Friday News Roundup

 

A Texas A&M study found the DFW Metroplex to be the 13th most stress full for our commuters.  (Study)

In 2009 a some people in a Colorado city wanted bicycles off the road. This week the Colorado Supreme Court overturned the city of BlackHawk’s ordinance to ban bicycles. (Yahoo)

We all know biking makes you smarter. But the science of why and how is still untapped. (TheAtlantic)

BikeDallas wants to do a critical mass on Central Express way, but the Texas Department of Transportation says they need permission to close the bridge. (CBS Local)

Dallas-based company SCA Promotions Inc. is suing Lance Armstrong for $12 billion in prize money it gave him for three of his Tour de France wins. (SanFranciscoChronicle)

The utility poles on Division St. will be gone soon. (nbcdfw.com)

“A chicken in every pot and a bicycles in every drive way!” A Malta citizen asks the local newspaper why no bicycles for all? (TimesOfMalta)

…And don’t forget to join us at the Trinity Bicycles hosted Bike Swap at Rahr & Sons Brewery this Sunday. You can ride there with us. Or meet at the eventRahr & Sons Brewing Co. 701 Galveston Ave, Fort Worth, Texas 76104

With the cold finally behind us, Bike Friendly Arlington has got some social rides and outreach events coming up. That’s right, it’s bicycle season! Check the calendar for all of our events. 

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Two weekly rides: 

  • Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. we will leave from the patio of the Twisted Root Burger, Hooligan’s Pub and Freebird’s World Burrito. 310 E Abram St, Arlington, TX 76010. Facebook event
  • Sunday at 2:30 p.m. we will be leaving from the Levitt Pavilion. 100 West Abram Street
    Arlington, TX 76010 Facebook event

The pace and distance often varies. We ride on the road and on bike paths. Ride leaders will set a pace appropriate for the group and the route is usually set ahead of time. We follow all the rules of the road. Lights are required, but water and a helmet are highly recommended. 

But wait, there’s more! Image

Last year’s canned food drive was so much fun and so well received, we’ve decided to do it again. The drive will benefit Mission Arlington. We are looking for bicyclists willing to pick up donations from Central Arlington neighborhoods and delivery them, via bikes, to Mission Arlington. 

You can download the flyer here. We will meet up with everyone on Saturday, February 23rd to pick up cans. We will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Mission Arlington parking lot. 210 W South St, Arlington, TX the parking lot is on the south side of the building. From there we’ll fan out from there to neighborhoods around UTA and downtown. If you want to pass them out in your own neighborhood, let us know and we’ll find ways to cover it. We’ll also be distributing them after some of the group rides through out the month. Facebook event.

But wait, there’s MORE!
ImageThe Trinity sponsored Bike Swap at Rahr & Sons Brewery is coming up so don’t forget to look for us there – we’ll be the ones with all the yellow. The event is Sunday, February 10. We’ll be there at 9 a.m., but the event goes on most of the day. If you really want to make a day of the even’t some of us will be riding there. Meet in Arlington at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop at 10 a.m. 510 E. Abram St. Arlington, TX 76010. 

But wait, there’s MORE!!

We’ve got our monthly Pub Roll set for February 15 at 7 p.m. We’ll meet at the Grease Monkey, 1253 Main Street, Arlington, Texas 76010. From there we’ll head out to some of the new places on Pecan Street via the bike lane. 

Don’t for get we want to hear from YOU! Join us at an event or send us an e-mail (bikefriendlyarlington@gmail.com). We’re always looking for feedback and new members. 




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