September 2017 | Volume 9 | HOUSTON, TX
Our Super Bike Sale is on this weekend with everything in the store is on sale and great savings on bikes and accessories. We have bikes starting under $400 and huge discounts on clothing, accessories, and nutrition. Don’t miss us this weekend as we celebrate the dry weather and our favorite cycling season!
Bike Barn has created a simple resource center to help you recover from the flood. Harvey has affected so many friends and family and we want you back on the road or trail as soon as possible with an easy-to-use site featuring discounts on flood servicing and the necessary information for insurance.
Many in Houston have lost their homes, possessions, or cars, including 6 Bike Barn Employees. We have set up a fund to get them back on their feet doing what they love. Our friends at Trek have stepped up to match any donations and Bike Barn is matching as well. Your donation will go directly to helping these individuals, and now each $1 you donate becomes $3!
Houston BCycle has partnered with BikeHouston, Freewheels Houston, and Rice Bikes to "Keep Houston Rolling." They are accepting donations of bicycles, helmets, locks, and lights to distribute to community members in need as well as having commitments from Trek and other manufacturers of over 400 bikes!
Bike Barn has partnered with GHORBA this year for the 19th Annual Huntsville Classic. Due to recent storm damage to Huntsville State Park and its trails, the race has been postponed until November 18th & 19th. 

In an effort to rebuild the MTB trails over the coming months, GHORBA will need tens of thousands of dollars to purchase fill dirt, clay, lumber, rent machinery, survey reroutes, rebuild bridges, berms, and boardwalks. Their dedicated Trail Stewards and volunteers are use to dealing with water issues but never with such severe flooding as Harvey has brought upon the area. Please consider assisting in this effort to keep local off road biking alive in Houston! 

DONATE - to GHORBA's trail rebuilding efforts from Hurricane Harvey here. Every single dollar helps and goes straight to the trails! 

JOIN - GHORBA as a member here and receive not only trail newsletters, membership benefits, social outings, classes, and stickers, but a 20% off coupon for Bike Barn!

VOLUNTEER - GHORBA will be facilitating a Hurricane Harvey Trail Restoration Work Day for Cypresswood Trail on Saturday, Sept 30 th from 8am-3pm. Meet at our Champions store with breakfast and lunch are provided by Specialized and ice cold beer from Saint Arnolds. Visit the GHORBA events page for more info and to sign up.
  Rides, Events, Clinics, and more!
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Harvey may have rained on our parade but the Memorial Park Crit isn't done yet! Conditions have prevented us from hosting a final race, so instead we are gathering at Karbach Brewery on Wednesday, September 20th for beer, food, games, celebration, and podiums! We hope you all can close the season with us!
Join Bike Barn on October 7th for our first ever Huntsville Fair on the Square Ride! We'll be pedaling through beautiful Huntsville State Park and Sam Houston National Forest before returning to town to enjoy one of the best festivals of the fall, with live music, craft vendors, food, wine tasting, and more!
The Moonlight Ramble on October 14th is back and better than ever. This historic charity ride benefits BikeHouston and is filled with 2000 costumed cyclists, has been moved from it's usual midnight start time to 9pm, which means more opportunity for post-ride revelry at Discovery Green! This is definitely one event not to miss!
Come out for Magical Museum Tour on September 30th and enjoy a scenic tour of the Schulenburg area with wine tastings, several museums, and stops at the famous Painted Churches. All proceeds from this social ride go to benefit the Houston Bicycle Museum, ensuring both a great time and support of a great cause!
Chris Carmichael has a special invitation for Houstonians and friends of Bike Barn on November 11th. This exclusive VIP package includes a pre-ride with Chris as well as some of the original 7-11 Team; Ron Kiefel, Tom Schuler and Alex Stieda. A post-ride VIP dinner completes the day before the big ride, where you'll be treated like a pro with special start location, parking passes, ride jersey and much more. 
The inaugural Pedal Away Alzheimer's ride on September 16th features routes from 22 to 65 miles around scenic Bellville. With fully-stocked rest stops, a fun-filled after party, and all proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Association, this is sure to become another repeat event on anyone's calendar.
If your idea of choosing a sport is to just do them all then you are probably already a triathlete. Bring your ambitious "more is more" attitude out to Fulshear on October 8th for the Oktoberfest Tri and not only swim, bike, and run, but then follow up with beer selections from not one but FOUR local breweries!
With a triathlon-designed lake as the start, Atlas Tri pulls out all the stops. Combined with a fast bike course and a running trail through the community and the A&M Golf Center, this sprint triathlon on October 14th is a great option for those looking to "tri" it out, complete with clinics and training runs before the big event.
Cyclocross, once an outcast of the cycling disciplines, has now become one of the hottest sports in the scene. B e sure to tune in to HTXCX for the most up-to-date info on local races and training. In the meantime, whether you're a seasoned rider or have just caught the 'cross bug, brush up on those dismounts and stairs with the Southern Elite Cross Training Series, every Wednesday night from Sept 20th to Oct 25th.