January 2019 | Volume 1 | Houston, TX
This Thursday, join us at West University for an informative session with Ready2Roll. They run the most comprehensive training program for the BP MS 150! If you have signed up for the BP MS 150 or are even thinking of riding, you need to be at this event on Thursday, January 10th, 6pm-7:30pm. Ready2Roll will be sharing information on their 14 week training series that is focused on getting you ready for the journey to Austin. The series begins this month and continues until 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! 

Support our local cycling advocacy group, BikeHouston and help make Houston a safer place to ride. 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!

Ladies, join us at the Custom Fit Studio on Thursday, January 17th for an amazing fit clinic for women cyclists . We will discuss common bike fit issues relating to saddle, foot and hand pain. Learn how making small changes in your fit will make a big difference in your comfort and enjoyment on your bike. 

The $10 fee includes not only a great fit clinic but also store discounts and $50 off of a Fit. Plus, be entered into a drawing for many great prizes.

Come join us at our West University store for some serious…ok, not so serious Marathon Cheering. Our store is strategically located on the course at mile 12 and provides great viewing! We will be snacking on donuts and coffee and look forward to seeing you.

This is a great morning and fun way to cheer on runners, ride your bike over or drive. We will have eBike demo's on site if you would like to venture out and try a spin on a pedal assist eBike and enjoy the marathon.

Visit our eBike Demo Van at our West University Shop on Saturday Jan 19th and Sunday Jan 20th. If you have not experienced the fun of riding an eBike then join us for a FREE test ride. These bikes are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Great as an alternate vehicle. Grocery shopping has never been so fun! Also, these bikes are a fun way to explore the bike paths in Houston.

Come visit and bring your questions and have some fun test riding an eBike!
Disc Brakes have been around for many years on mountain bikes but now you see more and more road bikes with disc brakes. What are the advantages, why is it important? Our Bike Barn race team member and local cyclist, Greg Binion shares his opinion on why even Houston cyclists should be riding disc brakes.

There are many advantages of disc brakes even in flat terrain like Houston. Find out why your next bike should be disc!
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, 530 mile, 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!

It is the start of 2019 and time for you to make the commitment to the BP MS 150. Call your friends, get off the couch and commit to one of the most fun experiences you will have this year! Enjoy the journey from Houston to Austin and capitalize on the personal memories and fitness you will achieve.

You are welcome to sign up and be part of the Bike Barn team or join another team. The point is to make the commitment and do something special in 2019.

Not sure about training? Join the Ready2Roll Orientation on January 10th to find out how easy it is to train for this ride.

Specialized has recently launched an innovative and new saddle specifically designed for women. Years have gone into the research and testing of this new technology that mimics the body’s response to different types of pressure. Saddle pressure for some makes riding bikes a real pain—literally. But the all-new Women’s Power Saddle with MIMIC technology from Specialized makes numbness and pain disappear with a design that mimics the body’s response to different types of pressure to create equilibrium within soft tissue.
Join Bayou City Outdoors as they host their annual Wheels, Wine and Women event at our West University location on Wednesday, February 6 th at 7pm. 

Come sit back with a glass of wine and learn how to change a flat and other basic bike maintenance skills. This is a women’s only clinic, be sure to bring some friends. And if you cannot make it in person, join the LIVE Facebook stream at the same time.

The Bulldog Ride on Saturday February 16 th is a wonderful BP MS 150 recommended ride in Waller County. Enjoy quiet country roads, rolling hills and minimal traffic. There are 3 routes with distances from 25-50 miles.

After the ride, make sure to get some fresh homemade pancakes served by students and staff at Waller Junior High School!

Join us in Bryan, Texas for a fun ride supporting a great cause on March 3rd. The CHI St. Joseph Health Gran Fondo is in it’s 3 rd year and is one of the best Gran Fondos in the area. They have multiple routes from 20 to 100 miles and a great post ride party with food and Karbach beer. It is hosted at an amazing hotel, The Stella . This is a great opportunity to get out of Houston, do something different and have an amazing experience. Bike Barn will be there to support the riders and we hope to see you there!

Plus, this ride has a Gran Gravel 500-mile race for the people that like to ride for days through some amazing parts of Texas. It’s a little crazy, but also pretty amazing. Their ride starts days prior to the Gran Fondo, so they will finish the same day the other Gran Fondo riders are finishing.
Join Bike Barn for the 17 th annual Humble Lions Ride on Saturday February 9 th . There are 3 routes to choose with distances from 22 to 54 miles that wind their way around Lake Houston.

The ride supports the Lions Club and funds raised will support handicapped and diabetic children. There are group discounts for 10 or more riders and early bird registration ends on January 15 th .

Click here or for more information or to register for the Humble Lions Ride .
Time to Ride!
2019 is here and it is time to get out and ride. While most of the country is snowed under and bikes are tucked away in the garage. Here, in Houston, it's a great time to get out on your bike and enjoy riding. Go have some fun and enjoy your bike!

Lee & Neil