Bike Barn Red Crank Monthly
February 2017 | VOLUME 2 | HOUSTON, TEXAS 
From the folks that just gave us FREE BCycle rides during the Super Bowl bring us Free Fridays! That's right, BBVA Compass is offering Free Fridays every Friday from February 10th- March 31st. Every BCycle ride will be free across the whole system. Just check out a bike with a valid credit or debit card and get a free 60 minute ride. Riders are encouraged to share the fun on their social networks by using #WeAreMobile.

For more info click here!

Quick Links: Special programs, news, and cycling resources
Join Chris Carmichael on March 23rd as he shares important training tips for all of us balancing work and cycling.  Coach Carmichael has built one of the most influential coaching systems in America. Whether you race or are training for the BP MS 150, join us and discover tips for the "Time Crunched Cyclists." Chris is a world-renowned trainer and author. His original book has been the go-to book for all of us that work 40+ hours per week and are trying to get the most out of our limited training time. 

Register here!
There's still time to sign up for this amazing ride from Houston to New Orleans. Bike Barn has been a partner for the Tour du Rouge for 8 years and we always have a wonderful time. This is a 6-day ride from Houston to New Orleans that covers 533 miles of scenic back roads. There's plenty of sightseeing and local foods along the way. 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.


Calling all first time BP MS 150 riders! Come join the MS Society for a free clinic  on Wednesday February 8th at our West University Location.  Just bring your questions; we are sure you have a LOT!  This will be an informative evening with many tips and critical points that will help ensure a successful ride. The evening is free, no need to bring anything besides yourself. 

Register here!
A mild winter in Houston means big savings for you. Save 30% and stock up now on long-sleeve jerseys, jackets, tights, and vests from incredible brands such as Bontrager, Specialized, Castelli, and Shebeest. Save now on that perfect jacket or long-sleeve jersey, all at our best pricing of the year! 

Check it out here
Join our Custom Fit Studio experts for a free  clinic "Goodbye to Saddle Pain" on Tuesday, February 21st at 6:30PM our West University location. Having the right saddle and fit is the basis for a good ride. The Custom Fit Studio experts can guide you to the right saddle for the most comfort and efficiency. This is an informational clinic, no need to bring your bike.  Let us know you're coming.

RSVP here!

Join us as we support the 15th Annual Humble Lions Bike Ride. This is a fun ride starting in Humble on Saturday, February 11th at 8AM.   You choose the distance; there are routes of 22, 44, and 55 miles. The Bike Barn crew will be out to help and would love to see you there. This ride benefits handicapped and diabetic children and Hearts Scholarship Foundation.

Register here!
Sidi Italian cycling shoes bring more than 50 years of experience in manufacturing and innovation. They combine the perfect balance of innovation, tradition, style, and comfort resulting in one of the most exceptional lines of shoes in cycling. Come check out the Sidi road shoes Genius 7 for men and women, the Carbon Wire, or the mountain bike shoe, the Dominator 7. These are available exclusively at the Bike Barn West University store.
Meet us at the 12th Annual Bulldog Bike Ride & Pancake Breakfast on February 18th. The ride starts at Waller Junior High School, and you can choose from 25, 32, or 50 mile course options.
We have been involved with this ride since the beginning. Great volunteers, beautiful riding, and of course...pancakes!

Register here!

Come have a "sweet" time with us at Bike Barn's annual Candy Ride as we roll through the beautiful back roads of Fulshear. Starting from our favorite candy store, Sweet Tooth Shoppe, there will be two ride options, a 35 and 65 mile route with one rest stop. Sweet Tooth will have several goodies on hand and it will be a great opportunity to make some new riding buddies along the way! This is not an official BP MS 150 ride, support is limited and good attitudes are a must. There is no cost, but please let us know you are coming, we want to have enough candy. 

Sign up here !
Join Clay Walker for his annual Band Against MS Ride benefiting MS research. The ride will be held on Saturday, March 26th starting in  Humble.   Stick around and don't miss a special appearance by the host, country star Clay Walker. Lunch is provided as part of the registration and options include 20, 35, and 65 mile routes that feature the beautiful Eisenhower Park loop located just off of Lake Houston. Packet Pickup hosted by Bike Barn Atascocita and West University. 
Register here!

Let us support your corporate BP MS 150 team and you'll have the opportunity to enjoy the perks of being part of the Bike Barn family. We have ridden with the BP MS 150 since the beginning-that's over 30 years! We know the ride as well as anyone in Houston. Our support gives you access to the best people, best products, and best of all there's NO obligation from you or your team. Benefits include store discounts and bike specials. Just let us know you want to partner with and we'll do the rest. 

Find out more here!

Our friends at  Texas 10 Series  running events are looking for cyclists to serve as lead guides for their series. For volunteering, you receive a free Bike Barn jersey and a free race entry into any of the Texas 10 races for you and a friend! If interested, email Nathan Beedle at

Register  here to run any of these races, and use discount code BIKEBARN for 15% off!  
Rent a bike from Bike Barn's Bayou Rentals and experience Houston's amazing Buffalo Bayou park. A great way to spend time visiting with family or friends. Fun bikes for the whole family, including tandems, hybrids, cruisers, mountain bikes plus kids bikes, and trailers for the little ones. Reserve your bike online here!
The 2017 RBC Gran Fondo Texas is April 9th and rides through Sam Houston National Forest. Starting in Montgomery, the ride includes route options of 38, 55, 78 and 100 miles.  Afterwards there will be a lunch and celebration. This is a fun ride and benefits the Texas Medical Center Orchestra and the MS Society. 
Register here!

Join Us for the BP MS 150!

Looking for a fun and experienced MS 150 Team? We can help make your adventure to Austin easy and carefree. We'll handle the logistics and make sure you're pampered on the ride. And oh, yeah...we also have a LOT of fun along the way. Let us handle all of the details and supply plenty of great food & refreshments. 
Plus, this year we have added an 11-ride training series for our team members.

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