August 2019 | Volume 8 | Houston, TX
Join us on Saturday, September 28th, for the 4th annual Texas Bike to the Beach, benefiting our local community with autism and intellectual disabilities. Choose from 25, 50 or 100 miles and enjoy a beautiful finish in Galveston with lots of support along the route, including a band, BBQ and festivities at the finish!

The $80 ride fee covers all of your support, rest stop goodies, t-shirt and finish line festivities. There is a $500 minimum fundraising fee - BUT if you join the Bike Barn team , we have a secret donor who will match your funds raised up to $250! This offer is limited, so don't delay.


Join our bike fit experts as they share their favorite fit tips on Thursday August 15 th at 6pm. This workshop is designed for all levels of cyclists and will include the information and advice you need to get the most out of your cycling experience. Discover how small changes in your fit can improve your comfort and enjoyment on the bike.

This is a FREE workshop, and all guests will receive refreshments and a $50 Fit Coupon. Please RSVP

Hills or Flat? What makes you faster?
We all know cyclists who live for climbs, whether the climbs are short and punchy hills or massively long mountain passes. If it’s uphill, they love it. And there’s no doubt that climbing is hard, but the question is whether riding in flat terrain, like in the Houston area, is actually a better way to train. Find out the answer here ; it might surprise you. 
If you have ever wanted to race, here’s your chance! Join Bike Barn every Wednesday from 5-8pm for some fun bike races in Memorial Park, at the Picnic Loop. A popular spectator venue, there will be a food truck each night and great places to watch the races. 

One day licenses are available if you are new to racing or interested in getting back into the action. The Memorial Park Crit race series continues through August 28. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Tour de Cure is hosting a training ride with Goya on August 17 th , 7:30am. This ride is FREE if you have raised the minimum of $200 for diabetes research and education. For anyone not fundraising, the ride is only $20 and includes a lunch.

Starting at the Goya factory just outside of Katy, the event provides rest stops and mechanical support. Bring your friends and join this fun summer ride .

Be Safe, Be Seen
Allow us to introduce a company that's on a mission to make cycling safer and give you peace of mind when you are on the bike, Cycliq.

Combining a high-intensity light with a continuous video recording, Cycliq not only catches highlights of your ride, but it also provides a video log of any issues that arise. A rear facing camera/light with 100 lumens and a front facing camera/light with 600 lumens, captures 4-8 hours of video with smart loop technology to keep recording throughout your ride. Be safe, be protected and see why people are talking about Cycliq.
New Domane from Trek
The new Trek Domane is one of the smartest, fastest, and most versatile endurance bikes that we have seen. It has a more aerodynamic frame, but includes the same road-smoothing IsoSpeed technology that lets you ride longer with less fatigue. Now with new integration features, it's the perfect all-around road bike. 

You can see Trek's new Domane in action when you s top by a local Bike Barn location or visit the Bike Barn website .

Join Bike Barn as we support the Tour de Cure on Saturday, September 21 st . This annual ride starts at Prairie View A&M and is a fundraising ride supporting the American Diabetes Association. With options for all levels of riders, you can choose from 10, 30, 63 and 100 miles. Plus, a 5k run/walk and a 10k run are offered for non-riding friends and family. This is one of our favorite rides of the summer, please join us. 
Come out and join the Harris County Sheriff's Office at Pedal for the Call to bring public awareness to the rising epidemic of police suicides, and help them raise money for the nonprofit CopLine, in their efforts to provide vital support for officers with PTSD and to reduce officer suicides. This is a 100k Unity ride, there will be police support and riders will stay together the entire route. The event will start in the Klein/Tomball area on Sunday September 15 th , 7:00am.   Come out and support our men and women in blue!
Carmichael Training Systems brings you the 2019 Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo , an epic ride in Solvang, California. This is a fantastic weekend with amazing, challenging courses. There are 4 routes to choose from, ranging from 35 miles to 100 miles/

CTS is providing an exclusive Houston package, so join us! The package includes a Thursday ride with Chris Carmichael and coaches, a Friday VIP ride with Chris and former 7-11 team members and of course the Saturday ride. Help represent Houston at this fantastic experience. Questions, email bikebarn@bikebarn.com
Bridgeland Community in Cypress is hosting a Mountain Bike Skills Clinic on Sunday August 18 th , 9:00am. Take away some helpful tips and experience the Bridgeland Community Trails. In addition to the Mountain Bike Clinic, Bike Barn will be hosting an eBike demo. Come demo both trail and street eBikes. This is a great opportunity to both pick up some valuable mountain bike tips and discover all the buzz about eBikes. 
Join Bike Barn’s Bayou Rentals and Tours as they host a Bayou Clean Up on Sunday August 18 th at 9am. Meet up at the Bayou Rental shop and head out on a short ride. We will clean up along the way to help to make the park and trails beautiful and trash free. Please RSVP .

Bring gardening gloves and your own bike or we will provide a free rental bike for you. Check out our last cleanup and get involved. 
Bike Around the Bay is an amazing ride and we encourage you to experience it. This 2-day, 180 mile ride ventures around Galveston Bay with an overnight in Galveston. This is your chance to see the Bay close up and enjoy the wonderful support this ride offers.

Day 1 includes the east side of the Bay and finishes with a ferry ride into Galveston. Day 2 is a Houston Mountain Stage with rides across Galveston Causeway and Fred Hartman Bridge, with incredible views you can only experience on your bike. Bike Barn has a team that includes a free t-shirt and rider reception in Galveston.

Join the fun at Bike Around the Bay and support the Galveston Bay Foundation. 

Greetings!

Please join us for Bike to the Beach . Bike Barn has been involved with this ride since it started just 2 years ago. We enjoy the fantastic ride from Houston to Galveston, but more importantly, we love the opportunity to help those in Houston living with developmental disabilities and Autism. Ride with us, join the Bike Barn team and help support fellow Houstonians.

And, whether you are training for Bike to the Beach or Tour de Cure, there is a great training ride in August. Come out for the Goya training ride on August 17th, a training ride established by Tour de Cure. This is a free ride for those who have raised $200 for the Tour de Cure, but it is only $20 for everyone else. The ride starts just west of Katy and includes lunch!

Lee and Neil