Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cycling in Texas


In honor of March 2nd,Texas Independence Day we look at Bicycling in Texas.

"Texas: It's Like a Whole Other Country"

One of the coolest bike rides in Texas is the one led by President Bush. 2014 W100K

Each spring, approximately 20 servicemen and women wounded in the global war on terror join President George W. Bush for a 100-kilometer mountain bike ride. The W100K highlights the bravery and sacrifice of warriors and recognizes organizations that support America’s heroes. This year is on May 1-3, 2014.
 Veterans and Service members need to apply by March 14, 2014.

 “I’ll be riding across the deserts of Texas with wounded warriors to show the unbelievable character of our men and women in uniform...it’s a ride to herald people who were dealt a severe blow and said, ‘I’m not going to let it tear me down.’”  - President George W. Bush

There are many organized rides in Texas. http://bicycleridestexas.com/ 
Every kind of ride for every kind of rider and every kind of cause.

From the "Freeze your fanny", to the "Hotter'N Hell"
From "Cycling for Libraries",and the "Beauty and the Beast tour" to the "Real Ale Ride".

You'll see it all in Texas. 
Texan using his bike for work.
Texan using his bikes as a fence.

Where you really see the crazies come out is at the annual Houston Art Car Parade. This year it will be held on May 10th. Here are some scenes from past parades.






Hamster wheel "car"

And the cars are even crazier.






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