December 2018 | Volume 12 | Houston, TX
Nothing is better than a new bike on Christmas! It's time to get into Bike Barn and find the perfect bike for that special person in your life. All kids bikes are on sale plus hundreds of other bikes. Save $200 on electric bikes this month. Plus winter clothing and all helmets are 20% off.

Shopping online? Let us help. Click and pick-up or Click and deliver. Bike Barn will make shopping easy for you this Holiday.

Don't forget, we can store your bike until you're ready to pick-up. We have plenty of great hiding places to keep your gift a secret!

Tis the season of giving! How about sharing the gift of a BikeHouston annual membership or just helping with a donation. This is Houston's local organization that is helping transform cycling in Houston. Their mission is to improve cycling in Houston and make this city a safer place to ride. Your donation and membership goes a long way in helping them achieve their mission.

BikeHouston is also raising money through sales of their custom water bottles. These limited edition bottles were designed by a local artist and proceeds from the sales go directly to BikeHouston.
These bottles are available in-store, or on-line. Stop by any of our locations or pick one up on-line today!
If you have seen the cool red bikes everyone is riding around town, then you know Houston BCycle . Come join Abby Fernandez as she hosts a Vinyl Night at MKT Bar on Dec 5th, 7-10pm. Enjoy drink and food specials all night while Abby plays some of her favorite tunes. Be sure to bring you r friends and any BCyle related questions.

Houston BCycle has over 80 stations in Houston with over 500 bicycles. They are expanding rapidly with bikes now on UH, TSU and Rice campuses. Check one out and find out why over 150,000 trips have been taken so far in 2018!

It's BP MS 150 time! Whether you are a seasoned veteran of the BP MS 150 or looking for a new adventure, it's time to sign up for 2019. There are training rides and many different ways to help you get ready. Sign-up today!

Bike Barn has almost 100 people signed up on our team...and we would love to have you join us. Let Bike Barn take care of all the details, so you can enjoy the weekend.

Check out our BP MS150 Resource center and find out everything you need to know about the 2019 ride.

Shopping for your favorite cyclists can be tough, we understand. If they didn't provide you with their wish list, maybe we can help. Our enthusiastic staff is ready to help you find that perfect gift. We understand cyclists and can help you find something that they will love.

But sometimes a Gift Card can be the perfect solution. Order a gift card on-line and we will deliver or we can send an electronic card via email or text. Shop Gift Cards!

New from Specialized, ANGi helmets integrate a tracking and safety sensor into the helmet. This helmet provides live tracking of your ride and crash notification. Utilizing a phone app, you can list any friends and family you wish to alert of ride details. This is the perfect gift for your cycling loved ones. Check it out!

The sensor is included in new Specialized helmets or the sensor can be purchased alone for $50.

If you have signed up for the BP MS 150 or are even thinking of riding, you need to join us on Thursday, January 10th. Ready2Roll will be sharing information on their training series for the BP MS 150. This is a 14 week training series that focuses on getting you ready for the journey to Austin. This series begins in January and continues through the BP MS 150. They pride themselves on teaching you to ride safely and working with new riders. This is a FREE seminar, but let us know you are coming, we will save you a seat!

Come discover how with little or no experience you can learn to ride and build your endurance for the BP MS 150. And if you are an experienced cyclist, this is a well organized and affordable training series that will give you a fun series of rides and help you get ready for the ride to Austin.
If you love the MS 150, but wish it was even longer, then check out the Tour du Rouge! Benefiting The Arc of Greater Houston , this 6 day fully-supported ride in May 2019 takes you from Houston to New Orleans. Registration is limited, so sign up now!

This is an amazing ride with great support. The ride includes hotel rooms, meals and post ride spread each day. This is like a cycling vacation but it is supporting a great cause. Check out the Ride!

As Houston gears up for the 2019 BP MS 150, Bike Barn is gearing up to support KIPP Connect Middle School’s first MS 150 team. A group of 20 students and teachers will participate as a team in the 2019 BP MS 150. Bike Barn will be assisting the kids with mechanical classes, training rides and needed clothing. We hope you can help too by donating to the team!

The KIPP school system is renowned for empowering students to take ownership of their path to and through college and beyond as pilots, not passengers, of their journey. Donate Today!

The first tastes of winter are starting to show. Time to start preparing for cold weather riding. With Smart Trainers connected to the internet, you can now ride inside with friends and fellow cyclists around the world. Plus, your rides can emulate classic climbs and destinations while never leaving your house.

With a smart trainer and internet connection you can ride with other riders, take an easy cruise through the French countryside or kill yourself on a fast group ride. Training inside just got fun!

Paul Sherwen, 1956-2018
The Tour de France will not be the same. You have added so much to the sport of cycling by sharing your love of the racing with us. Along with the rest of the world, the Houston cycling community will miss you.