Bike Barn Red Crank Monthly
January 2017 | VOLUME 1 | HOUSTON, TEXAS 
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.
Check it out!


Quick Links: Special programs, news, and cycling resources
For 8 years Bike Barn has been supporting the Tour du Rouge. This is an amazing  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, contact them today for details. For more information or to register, email Dory Clark at or call her at 713-957-1600.

Just arrived, the Specialized Men's Expert & Women's Zante road shoes! These new shoes embody both high-performance comfort and unbeatable value. Only $199 for a carbon shoe that integrates the latest technology. Special features include: Boa┬« IP1 snap dial closure for on-the-fly micro-adjustment, reflective heel elements for high visibility and a stiff carbon sole.

Come in today and check them out! Or visit  here for more info.

BikeHouston needs you on January 19th at 2:30PM when the Houston Bike Plan goes to the Planning Commission!  This public hearing on the bike plan is the next step in moving it forward through City Council. For more information or to sign up as a speaker, click here for the City's website.  
Get more information  here !

Do you have family or guests in town this weekend cheering on your favorite runner at the Houston Marathon?  The race is Sunday January 15th and we have an idea, rent a bike from Bike Barn's  Bayou Rentals  and catch all the action. A great way to enjoy the race and cheer on your favorite runners!

In addition, Bike Barn will also have a Cheer Zone at  our West U location with free Shipley's Donuts! Come say "hello" and help us cheer on the athletes. 
Join us on Thursday, January 26th for a special MS 150 Fit Clinic. Learn the "3 Secrets for a Comfortable BP MS 150 Ride", with great tips for new and experienced riders. Our fit experts will share the knowledge and insights of alleviating foot, saddle and hand discomfort.  

RSVP  for "3 Secrets for a Comfortable BP MS 150"   here !


Ladies of College Station, grab your cycling girlfriends and head to our Women, Wine, and Wrenches event on Wednesday, January 25th, from 6 to 8:30PM at our College Station location.  

Learn hands-on flat repair, nutrition, and roadside maintenance while sipping wine with your best cycling friends. Leave the know-it-all boyfriend or husband at home...this is just for us girls. The event is free and open to all female rider levels.

R.S.V.P.  here
Bring your bike and join the MS Society for this hands-on riding clinic Saturday January 14th  or Saturday February 4th, both at our Katy shop.

Skills will include; group riding etiquette,  quick stops and general group riding skills. 

January 14th or February 4th, two sessions are available:
1 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
2 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Registration is limited, please sign up now.

Register here!
Is this your first BP MS 150? We bet you have a LOT of questions!

No Worries, on Wednesday, February 8th at 6PM the MS Society is holding a New Rider Orientation. This will be filled with informative tips and information for a successful ride. Bring your questions to our West University store for a fun evening with other new riders. 

The evening is free, no need to bring anything besides yourself. 

Register here!

We are supporting the 15th Annual Humble Lions Bike Ride, we hope you will join us.  
The fun begins at 8AM on February 11th in Humble. Routes offered are 22, 44, and 55 miles. 

We enjoy supporting this ride and hope to see you there.

Register here!

Indoor training just got FUN! Technology has caught up with the boring hours you used to spend riding inside. Check out the Wahoo KICKR, an indoor trainer that allows you to ride anywhere in the world with other riders, real-time!

Come into our West University store, visit our demo station and take it for a test ride.  

Check out this video!

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!

We are looking for a few great BP MS 150 teams, is your team being supported by Bike Barn?

  Being a supported team means your team has the opportunity to enjoy the perks of being part of the Bike Barn family. We have been part of the BP MS 150 since the beginning and know the ride better than 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.  Just let us know you want to partner with us and we'll do the rest.

Supported Team Benefits: 
Discount Card
Bike Rebate
Access to professional mechanics and staff!

Click here to sign up!

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