July 2019 | Volume 7 | Houston, TX
It's July and the Tour de France will soon be underway. With Chris Froome out in 2019, this year's Tour de France title is up for grabs!

In celebration of the Tour, join us at our annual Tour de Bike Barn, Sunday July 21st. A fun ride departing from our Clearlake store that goes past Kemah and Galveston Bay. There will be multiple ride options and a Tour de France viewing party after the ride. Don't miss one of our most fun rides of the year.

We start from our Clearlake store and head out towards Galveston Bay. Enjoy some great riding, great views and return to the shop for some fun. We will be watching Stage 15 as the race continues in the mountains. Enjoy pizza, refreshments and Tour fun!
Join the Trek Strava Challenge this month and have the opportunity to win big prizes. Ride 100, 500 or 1,000 miles during July and you will get a special commemorative t-shirt and be entered into a drawing for some amazing prizes.

The Grand Prize includes a Trek Project One custom bike experience. This includes an $8,000 bike and a trip to Trek's Project One Factory.

If you are not on Strava, sign up today . It's free and a great way to track your rides.
Bike Around the Bay
The 12th annual Bike Around the Bay will take place October 12th &13th. This 2-day ride around Galveston Bay is one of our favorite rides of the year . Highlights include an overnight at Moody Gardens, Fred Hartman Bridge, Bolivar Ferry Crossing and more!

The 5th week of the  Memorial Park Criterium  is this week. Whether racing or cheering, come join the fun and excitement every Wednesday evening through August. If you've never raced your road bike before and are interested in trying it for the first time, come out and race on a 1-day license.

This is a GREAT spectator venue and so fun to watch...or race. Come join us this week as we enjoy this popular race series.
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 Helmet Technology
WaveCel is a revolutionary new helmet safety technology that’s now available at Bike Barn.

Standard foam helmets are designed to protect against direct impacts. But WaveCel accounts for how most cycling accidents actually happen: ungracefully, with twists, turns, and angled impacts. These WaveCel road, mountain, commuter, and e-bike helmets are remarkably effective at preventing concussions caused by common cycling accidents.

Come see why these helmets have changed helmet design, forever!
Join us on Saturday, September 28th, for the 4th annual Texas Bike to the Beach , benefitting 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 to the first 20 riders, so don't delay.
Ladies, join us at our Custom Fit Studio on Thursday, July 18th for an amazing Fit Workshop for women cyclists. We will discuss common bike fit issues relating to saddle, foot and hand pain. Learn how making small changes in fit will make a big difference in your comfort and enjoyment on your bike.

This is a FREE Workshop, bring your questions and please let us know you are coming. Please RSVP.
The Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo is an amazing ride in beautiful Santa Ynez, California. Bike Barn is looking for fun Houstonians to join us on November 7th, 8th and 9th. This ride is in the 3rd year and Chris Carmichael and the CTS crew put on an incredible event.

In addition to the Gran Fondo, they have included 2 additional rides for the Houston crew. Join Chris Carmichael and his coaches for a ride Thursday and then join some 7-11 legends for a fun ride on Friday before the Fondo. Check out the Houston Trip.
Come join us at our Rental Shop on Buffalo Bayou for an informative workshop on basic repairs at 9:00 on Saturday July 13th. Our expert staff will share their knowledge on basic repairs, quick adjustments and of course, how to change a flat! Discover what tools you need to carry with you on your next bike ride. And ride confidently knowing you won't be stuck on the bike path, miles from home. A bike is not needed but please bring your questions! 

This is a great workshop for families and anyone that enjoys riding their bike... especially along Buffalo Bayou.

Looking for a way to give-back to Buffalo Bayou Park? Join Bike Barn for a Bike Clean-up party on Sunday July 21st. Bring your bike or we will provide one for you. We will meet at 9am at our Buffalo Bayou Rentals &Tours location on Sabine Bridge. Then head out from there to help the Buffalo Bayou Partnership with a clean-up party.

This park is an amazing gem in Houston and keeping it clean and enjoyable for all Houstonians is important. Buffalo Bayou Partnership is a non-profit managing and improving the park. Your help will go a long way in making Buffalo Bayou an incredible destination for all Houstonians.

Join us for a fun day doing good for the City and (of course) riding a bike! Register Now.
Houston flatlanders represented the City in Race Across the West. This 930 mile race starts in Oceanside CA and finishes in Durango Co., following the first half of the Race Across America route.

Houston was represented by a 4 Woman Team that won their division (2d,4h,47m) and a 60+ solo rider, Kirk Gentle that won his division (3d,17h,47m). Congratulations to everyone that raced and especially our Flatlanders! Check out the team video!

Please join us for our Tour de Bike Barn , this is fun celebration of the Tour de France, Houston Style! We ride from our Clearlake store for a 30 or 60 mile route, then return for Stage 15 viewing and pizza. As always, this is a FREE ride, we just want to see you and enjoy the day on a bike.

And, before we finish. Join Bike Around the Bay . This ride supports the Galveston Bay Foundation and they need your support this year. They are the watchdog for Gavleston Bay and help keep our bay healthy for fish, wildlife and plants. Plus, the ride is an absolute blast!

Lee and Neil