Bike events expand, but find uphill battle

“Share the road” might be a mantra for bicyclists, but it’s proving a tough sell in some parts of the Houston area, while being embraced in others.

Two local events, a week apart, illustrate the challenge of integrating bike culture into a car-centric metropolitan region.

The image of hundreds of bicycles zipping along brand-new freeway lanes without a car in sight might seem like a fantasy to cycling advocates, but it will happen on Saturday as officials give cyclists the first crack at the newest segment of the Grand Parkway for a charity event.

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