Bike Barn Red Crank Monthly
March 2017 | VOLUME 3 | HOUSTON, TEXAS 
Join  Chris Carmichael on March 23rd as he shares his innovative, time-saving approach that helps busy cyclists develop fitness, speed and power in just 6 hours a week! Coach Carmichael has built one of the most influential coaching systems in America. Whether you are riding the BP MS 150 or training for the local races, join Chris and discover tips for The Time Crunched Cyclist. Now powered by the popular Strava social network for athletes, Chris reveals the fastest and most interactive way to get fit in just 6 hours per week.  Don't miss the only chance to see Chris Carmichael in Houston and learn how you can still train smart and work a 40 hour week.

Register  here
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Come have a "sweet" time with us at Bike Barn's annual Candy Ride as we roll through the beautiful back roads of Fulshear on March 12th.  Starting from our favorite candy store, Sweet Tooth Shoppe, there will be multiple ride options from 10 to 60  miles  with one rest stop. Sweet Tooth will have plenty of goodies on hand so bring a friend or come and make new friends. This is not an official BP MS 150 ride, support is limited and good attitudes are must. 

Ride Start at 8:00 - Remember the time change!

There is no cost, but please let us know you are coming, we want to have enough candy. 

Sign up  here

There are just too many great rides we support to list them all here.  Instead we created a quick list of some fun rides over the next few weeks. These are all rides we support and love to ride ourselves.  They also are all supporting great charities and are do a wonderful job with providing a great ride experience. Our mechanical teams will be at all of the rides ready to help, we hope to see you there.


The weather can't make up its mind, but we are ready for spring!  Our new Spring cycling apparel  just hit our stores and we love the new colors and designs!  Ladies check out our new sleeveless Divine tops from Shebeest.  For the guys, the new ASSOS  T. Mille Bibshort at $159 is the best valued bib from one of our favorite clothing designers. The stores are stocked with great selection and are ready for the spring cycling.

Be sure to stop by any Bike Barn location to check it out!

Spring is the best time to get out on a bike...but you already knew that. But did you know you just lost a reason to delay your dream bike purchase? Our friends at Trek now offer 12 months financing with NO interest. Yep, zero, none, nada, zip, goose eggs, get the point.  Yes, there is  some fine print and details you need to read...but basically buy a bike now, ride it now, make payments, pay it off in 12 months...and pay no interest. Minimum purchase is only $700 and approval is quick. You can get approved on-line or come into the store and we will help.

Learn more here
Ladies, join us at the Custom Fit Studio on Tuesday, March 28th at 6pm for a fit clinic just for you. Cynthia Stewart,  the top female bicycle fitters in the nation, will look into issues relating to saddle, foot and hand pain. Discover some helpful tips in how to correct these issues and find a more comfortable, more enjoyable ride experience.  All level of cyclists will benefit from this valuable information. New to riding, this is a great clinic for you.  Also, the clinic is FREE, no need to bring your bike, just you, any questions you may have, and friends always welcome!

RSVP here !

Are you in town for spring break and looking for a fun activity with friends, family or the kids?  Our Bayou Rental location is open from 9am - dusk, March 10 th - 19 th .  We have a fleet of  cruisers, hybrids, tandems, trailers and kids bikes. This is the perfect way to spend the day and explore he beautiful new Buffalo Bayou Park. Located at Sabine and Buffalo Bayou, our rental location has been a big success for those wanting to get out and enjoy Houston.  The shop takes walk-in but you can also reserve online. 

Reserve here!

Custom Bikes have become more affordable than you probably think! Trek has made their custom bike experience easy with the  Project One program . This website allows you to customize your bike by choosing frame, color, wheels, components and much more.  And Trek just took this to the next level.  They now offer the option of the Trek Factory Experience. This factory experience will allow you to pick up your very own custom Project One bike from Trek headquarters, tour the factory and meet the people that created your bike!  In addition, this VIP experience comes with a private concierge, lunch in the Trek CafĂ©, a group lunch ride, and a new Scicon travel bag.  
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Specialized brings the Ruby & Roubaix Demos to Karbach Brewery March 25th - 26th. You'll meet the Specialized expert road team to learn about the latest technology, plus you can join them for a group ride. A real ride experience where you can discover what you enjoy about the bike.  All rides are no-drop and led by Specialized Road Team Members.

Please arrive 30 minutes before your ride is scheduled to depart. This way, we can install your pedals and help you get fit to your bike.

Click here for details and to RSVP!

BBVA Compass and BCycle are partnering to offer Free Fridays every Friday through March 31st! That means 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!

Calling all mountain bikers! Huntsville State Park trails need some work and GHORBA is hosting a trail party on Sunday March 12th. They start at 9:00am, or as soon as you can make it. Come dressed to work with water, bug spray, sun screen and some snacks (lunch is provided). Tools will be provided but if you own a pair of loppers or a hand saw please bring them. 

Also the Sam Houston Trails Coalition could use your help. If you enjoy the trails in Sam Houston Forest then you can help expand and improve the trails in the National Forest. 

There are two ways to help: join a work party to repair and improve trails or donate to the cause.

For more Information click here!
Or donate  here!

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 and 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