September 2019 | Volume 9 | 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.
This is Going to be Fun!

Look for our newest location on I-10 and Chimney Rock / Wirt. Now in Spring Branch & Memorial and supporting many other great neighborhoods. Opening mid-September, you can expect the same amazing bikes, great products and of course our passionate staff! Come see our full line of bikes, including comfortable bikes for the neighborhood, eBikes and many others. We look forward to seeing you and sharing our new space!
Join us for our Aero Fit Workshop on Thursday, September 19th as our Fit Experts share their tips on how to adjust your aero position for increased comfort, power and speed. A professional fit will not only improve your bike split but it can also help your run split! But, you don't have to be a triathlete to benefit from a better position on your bicycle. Come discover how a bike fit can improve your ride!
This is a Free workshop, and all guests will receive great tips, refreshments and a $50 Fit Coupon. Please RSVP .
Rockstar Energy Bike Park is now open! The park features a world class BMX racetrack, concrete bowls, pump & dirt jump tracks, a flatland freestyle area, an amphitheater and bayou trail connections.

This unique park is located in the North Houston Sport Complex and is one of the country’s largest bike parks with over 150,000 square feet of space. The park will host the 2020 UCI BMX World Championships.
Another great season of racing the Memorial Park Criterium series has sadly come to an end. Thanks to everyone who raced and the many spectators that joined in on the fun this year. Check out the pics .

We are thankful to all our great sponsors. Their support of the series and Houston's active racing community helped in our effort to raise money for BikeHouston . This year Bike Barn donated another $5,000 to improve Houston cycling and make Houston a safer, more rideable city. Over the last several years, MPC racers have contributed a total of $20,000 to Bike Houston!
You need to experience an eBike . These pedal assist bikes amplify your efforts allowing you to go further, with less effort. Whether you are interested in commuting, recreation or even off road riding, our staff can help you.

You can stop in any Bike Barn store and ask for a test ride or visit our demo van at the following events:

Tour de Cure - Sept 21

Bike Around the Bay - Oct 12
Join Bike Barn at First Thursday, Houston's best block party, on October 3rd. This month this incredible party celebrates the MS Society with music, art and food. First Thursday is hosted by the Mid Main neighborhood within the Houston Midtown Cultural Arts and Entertainment District. Bike Barn will be there with our famous spin-bikes blending up some great drinks.

Come support local businesses while having fun and helping in the movement to end MS.
Carmichael Training Systems brings you the 2019 Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo , an epic ride in Solvang, California on November 7-9th.

An exclusive Houston package , includes a Thursday ride with Chris and coaches, a Friday VIP ride with Chris and former 7-11 team members and the Saturday ride. Help represent Houston at this fantastic experience. We currently have about 10 from Houston going...we would love to have you join us. Reach out at with any questions.
Bike Around the Bay is a fun scenic ride and we encourage you to join us October 12-13th. This is a 2-day, 180 mile adventure around Galveston Bay with an overnight in Galveston. This is your chance to see the Bay close up and enjoy the wonderful scenery and fun in Galveston

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, offering 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. 
Coming Soon! The next generation of bone conduction technology is what’s inside the lightest and most organically designed open ear headphones. This technology allows you to listen to what is going on around you. Keep your ears clear and unencumbered while you listen to music, podcasts or your other favorite listening. 

An excellent choice for cyclists that want to be engaged with other riders and ride safely. Check these Aftershoks Air headphones out and contact your favorite Bike Barn store for delivery.
After much anticipation, the new Kickr Indoor Smart Bike is on the way to our stores. This bike combines the best of a smart-trainer and an indoor bike. Connect to your Zwift or your favorite virtual training location. Get power and performance details and upload to Strava.

This bike will elevate your winter fitness! Quantities are limited, so order yours today.
Come out on Sunday, September 15th and join the Harris County Sheriff's Office at Pedal for the Call . This event is to bring public awareness to the rising epidemic of police suicides. 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. This event is in the Klein/Tomball area. Come out and support our men and women in blue.
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. We will be offering eBike demos, so come see us after you ride and try out an electric bike. This is one of our favorite rides of the summer, join us.
The Huntsville Classic is sporting a new name this year, but it's still in the same great location within Huntsville State Park. Renamed Shred de Roots , this October 13 th mountain bike race is part of the Texas Fall Cup Series through the Texas Mountain Bike Racing Association (TMBRA). The original race course is being used this year.

Bike Barn sponsors this race, which benefits the Huntsville Consolidated MTB team and the NWCC Trail.
The 7th Annual Onalaska Half Distance Triathlon takes place Sunday, September 15th. This is a great event with a wave start into beautiful Lake Livingston, followed by a scenic ride through the Texas forest and then a nice run by Lake Livingston and through Onalaska neighborhoods.

This is a great practice event for those training for fall Ironman's.
Join BikeHouston on October 19th for the 47th annual Moonlight Ramble as they celebrate the anniversary of Space City's 50th moon landing! Enjoy the ride starting at midnight with 1000 other costumed riders, but the party starts at 10:30 pm with music, food, beer from Saint Arnold and prizes for best illuminated bike and best costume.
Show us your wildest bike decorations and costumes!
Cyclists of all levels are invited to participate in the 3rd annual Pedal Away Alzheimer's Ride on Saturday, October 26th. This is a popular ride with rolling hills and beautiful ranch land. Course options include distances of 22, 39, 48 or 65 miles.

Funds raised from this great ride will benefit the important work of the Alzheimer's Association.

All of us at Bike Barn are excited to share with you, our newest location. We are passionate cyclists and enjoy the fun of cycling with our neighbors. Houston is our home and we want to help make it even more bike friendly. That means more trails, more bikes and people out experiencing our city from the seat of a bicycle.

Come check out our new store located on I10 and Chimney Rock / Wirt. We look forward to seeing you there.

Lee and Neil