• 06-16-2006
    DP1112
    TBC in my Texas Politics book!
    I was reading about lobbying, PACs and the like in my Texas Politics book and they had a sub section about the Texa Bicycling Coalition and how they stifled some bill in 2001 (i think) that would have taken away some riders rights to the road. It was so interesting and I'm pretty new to riding so I had no clue what the TBC was. I don't know where or who ya'll guys are but that is stinking awesome and keep up the good work!
  • 06-17-2006
    TNC
    If I remember correctly, that was that bill that would have prohibited how many riders could ride together on certain roads, how many abreast, riding on the shoulder, and issues like that. While that doesn't sound too bad, I read sections of that bill, and it had some crazy uninformed stuff apparently thrown together by bureaucrats who had no idea about how and where people ride road bikes. While motorists shouldn't have to contend with clueless road bikers going several abreast down a narrow road, the bill had some stupid stuff in it for sure. BTW, I ride a road bike also, so I'm definitely not down on roadies.
  • 06-19-2006
    BikeMojo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DP1112
    I don't know where or who ya'll guys are but that is stinking awesome and keep up the good work!


    You can check them out online at http://www.biketexas.org/.

    Besides being cycling advocates in the Texas political arena, the TBC also funds the Trail Doctors Program. This program is modeled after the IMBA Trail Care program.

    Currently Ryan and Susan (the TBC Trail Docs) are at the IMBA summit in Whistler.



    You should consider becoming a member of the TBC. Support those that support you and your cycling.
  • 06-26-2006
    dmonbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DP1112
    I was reading about lobbying, PACs and the like in my Texas Politics book and they had a sub section about the Texa Bicycling Coalition and how they stifled some bill in 2001 (i think) that would have taken away some riders rights to the road. It was so interesting and I'm pretty new to riding so I had no clue what the TBC was. I don't know where or who ya'll guys are but that is stinking awesome and keep up the good work!

    Can you give us the name of the text book? We'd like to see what it says. Thanks for the plug.
    Ryan Spates
    Texas Bicycle Coalition
    BikeTexas Trail Doctors
  • 06-27-2006
    DP1112
    sorry for the late reply
    The book is entitled, Texas Politics. It's the ninth edition, ISBN# 0-534-63129-0. The section on the TBC is found on pages 67-8.