Bike Barn Red Crank Monthly
December 2016 | VOLUME 12 | HOUSTON, TEXAS 
Save Big This Holiday Season!

Come in and let us help you find the perfect gift for every cyclist on your holiday list.  Our Holiday Sale is going on now through December 25th! It includes all kids bikes & hundreds of adult bikes. Plus, you can get 20% off winter jerseys & jackets, CycleOps trainers, and Saris Bike Racks.


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It's time to register and find your team for the BP MS 150! We love this event and look forward to having you join us on your journey to Austin. We'll handle the logistics and pamper you on the ride. And...oh yeah, we also have a LOT of fun along the way. If you're looking for a fun group that will handle the weekend logistics and supply plenty of great food & refreshments, then check out the Bike Barn team. We might be a little biased, but we think we're the best!

Plus, this year we have added an 11-ride training series.  This is a great way to build your fitness and ease your way into group rides.  

We have Red-Tag bikes in the store waiting eagerly on their new owners! Hundreds of bikes are in the stores with big discounts for the month of December. If you're looking for a new ride, then this is a good time to find your new companion. Choose from a great selection of Road Bikes, Mountain Bikes, and more to cruise the city. You can order online and pick up at your favorite Bike Barn shop.

More Bike Sale info  here!


We know that your favorite cyclist can be a real pain in the rear...tire, that is.  Bike Barn Gift Cards are a perfect holiday solution for those tough-to-buy-for friends & family. Now, we've made it even easier on YOU to shop! We've got three easy methods for you to pick e-gift card that can be emailed directly, a mobile gift card that can be sent via text message, and if you like to keep it old school, you can always grab a gift card in person at any of our stores.

Click  here  for gift cards!
Be sure to keep warm on your bike this winter! Stock up now on your favorite winter gear. 

We have all of our Winter Jackets and Jerseys at 20% off! Shop your favorites from brands like Specialized, Castelli, Shebeest, and Bontrager. Stay snug this winter and ride in style!

See more  here

We love being able to pass along a great deal on a great shoe! The Specialized Sport Mountain shoe is one of the best shoes for the money. It offers stability, comfort, and looks great. This is the perfect shoe for any type of riding, like spin classes, mountain, or even road biking. Normally $100, this shoe is now just $69.98 & is going fast. Order online, pick up at your favorite Bike Barn store, or let us ship to you.

Click  here for more details or to buy online!



Besides being in shape, you also need to be "fit" on your bike. The Bike Barn Custom Fit Studio is dedicated to making cyclists happy on their bike. We spend the time it takes with riders and bikes to help them work together. Small changes in your fit can dramatically change your comfort and ability to ride faster. You don't have to be a racer, or endurance rider, to benefit from a professional bike fitting. We take the time to assess your goals, riding style, and fine tune you with your bike. Put this on top of your New Year's Resolutions list for 2017. Plus, a professional bike fit makes for a unique and valuable gift for your best cycling friends.

Email for your Tri Fit or Road Fit certificate!

Bike Barn has been supporting Tour du Rouge for 8 years now and we always have a wonderful time. The Tour du Rouge is a 6-day ride from Houston to New Orleans that covers 533 miles of scenic back roads. There's plenty of sight-seeing and local foods along the way. This year, the ride will be supporting a charity in Houston that does amazing work for those with intellectual disabilities, The Arc of Greater Houston. Registration is limited to just 150 riders and the ride organizers provide incredible individual support along the route. For more information or to register, email Dory Clark at or call her at 713-957-1600.

Register  here!
A big thanks to you if you've been supporting BikeHouston like we have. They've had an amazing year with some major achievements. After 40 years, Houston finally has a Bike Plan that is just waiting on approval from City Council, hundreds of low-income bike commuters have been given free lights, and many new miles of off-street bike paths and on street connections have been built. Paid membership is over 1,000 strong, but they need even more support. If you ride a bike, you should support this amazing organization. They're accomplishing a lot and helping make Houston a better and safer place to ride.

Psst...membership makes a wonderful gift for the person that loves cycling! BikeHouston Membership info  here!


Help BikeHouston encourage the city to keep building more protected bike lanes. You can contribute by being counted when riding on the Lamar Street Bike Lane. Right now the city has a counter set up to track the bicycle traffic along the Lamar Bike Lane. The city determines if a project is successful by the amount of use they get out of it. So, head downtown and ride it to be counted, and show the city that there is use for these bikeways. Your support will show a return in their investment for the infrastructure we so badly want, need, and rely on.

Learn more  here!

The Bike Barn rental shop on Buffalo Bayou is celebrating its 1st Anniversary. We love meeting so many new cyclists and enjoy sharing the wonderful new paths along the bayou with you. If you haven't been to our shop located at Sabine on Buffalo Bayou, then please come by and say "hello." We have fun cruisers, hybrids, and recently added mountain bikes in our fleet. This is a great place to bring visiting family or local friends just getting into cycling. While you're there, take a tour of the  Buffalo Bayou Park will be a very fun day, we promise!

Rental info  here!

Get in the holiday spirit and sign up for the 6th Annual Rudolph Fun Run happening at CityCentre on Saturday, December 10th! This 5k Fun Run also includes a Dasher 10k option and a Cupid 1k for the kiddos. Try your chance at winning a prize by sporting your best Santa outfit or holiday costume. There'll be photo opportunities afterwards with Santa Claus himself, and new this year will be a pre-run stretch kicking off right before the run begins.

Register  here!

M-F 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12pm-5pm