Membership Has Its Privileges

We offer both individual and family memberships.

Welcome to Northwest Cycling Club (NWCC)

Northwest Cycling Club (NWCC) is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization which promotes the social, competitive, recreational, philanthropic, and health aspects of cycling through education, club rides, and club meetings. Northwest Cycling Club was formed in November of 1986. Since then the club has grown from approximately six members to an average annual membership of over 400. We proudly have held five titles for USA Cycling’s Club of the Year.

NWCC offers events for all levels of riders and many types of riding. You will not need fancy equipment and you’ll always find friendly faces and generously offered tips and advice. To do any form of group riding you should be able to maintain an average speed of 12-14 mph for at least twenty miles (with breaks). Free training plans are available online along with advice for bike computers, fitness watches, apps for your phone and so on. Or reach out to us and we can help. We all were beginners once.

For those just starting to explore group rides or for those who want a casual pace, we recommend our Saturday Coffee Rides. Check out the Thursday night Spring Creek Greenway rides, too. For those ready to tackle something longer, and faster (maybe even a lot faster), come out to the Hockley Community Center on Wednesday mornings and/or Zube Park on Saturdays.

From the President

From The President September 29, 2022

The seasons are a-changing, nights are drawing in and I’ve already seen comments about needing a jacket to ride at the weekend!  We’re heading for a period of beautiful weather for riding our bikes, so let’s make the most of it!  However, this also means that we have...

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From the President August 30, 2022

From the President August 30, 2022

 Since my last missive, I’ve been across the pond with the Present Mrs. Donnelly visiting family and friends as well as cycling with club members up and down French mountains.  See photos here https://nwcc.bike/recent-events-gallery/ and contact me for more info if...

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From the President 12 July 22

From the President 12 July 22

The July Fourth VP Ride was enjoyed by all who rode that Monday, despite the heat.  The day before the ride, our VP David Harman quickly revised the route to avoid roadwork and picked some great new roads.  A big thank you to Mrs. VP Erica, who acted as SAG driver for...

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Barnyard Buddies

A big “Well Done!” to Carl Grasshoff and the gang who volunteered at the Barnyard Buddies event at Waller County Fairgrounds today, during which we all helped young people with disabilities to have a great time. There was a petting zoo, games, rides and grub. And joy.

In the photo we have, left to right, Al Pitre, Craig Angaroni, Mark Skeete, Teresa Foshee Cardamone, Tom Miller, Barbara LeBas Wu, Carl Grasshoff, Samuel Wu, Sid Trest, Robert Patin, Tim Hopper and Amy Smith, with me holding our cheque donating $500 to the leading lady of the event. Thanks also to Mark’s wife Rosemary and Carolyn Carolyn Smith Pfennig, who unfortunately both missed the photo.

It was a very worthwhile day!

Bridge the Gap #3

October 1, 2022

Brazos River Park
18427 SW Freeway
Sugar Land, TX US 77479

Route Distances: 35, 55 miles

Bridging the Gap #3

Bridging the Gap Ride is an annual cycling event hosted by Motherland Cycling Club (MCC), that aims to bring cyclists of diverse backgrounds and persuasions together for a fun and entertaining ride where participants get to experience different cultures, eat, laugh and dance afterwards–all while also supporting a local charity*. After ride entertainment will feature a DJ, food and games.

Event Give Away – All participants will receive a meal and drink ticket as well as a raffle ticket.

A few lucky participants will win several nice gifts including

  • carbon aero wheels (Handlebar)
  • $1000 gift certificate (Sugar Cycles)
  • smart trainer (Society Cycle Works)
  • helmet (PushinWatts)
  • commemorative kit (PushinWatts)
  • carbon cycling shoes, bike repair tools, massage gift certificates (Katonia Unwind Massage)
  • and additional gift certificates from local bike stores.

All participants who register before September 15, 2021, will receive a T-Shirt in their size.

Ride to End ALZ

All routes start and finish at the Blue Hole Regional Park in Wimberley, TX, which is considered one of the hidden gems of Central Texas. Join us for a weekend getaway in TX Hill Country!

Choose a route between 20, 40, 60 or 100 miles that will be fully-supported and enjoy the breath taking views as you ride through the Texas hill country! Riders are required to fundraise or donate to ride with us in-person.

As part of this event, you will be treated to breakfast, fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, first class signage, and a post-party complete with a catered meal and drinks to enjoy as you cheer on your fellow cyclists as they cross the finish line!

Sunday November 6, 2022

Blue Hole Regional Park
Wimberley, TX,

Monthly Club Meeting - July 9

Starting Time – Regular Rides

Zube
– October 1 to March 31 starts at 8:00 AM
– April 1 to September 30 starts at 7:30 AM

Coffee Rides
– October 1 to March 31 starts at 8:00 AM
– April 1 to September 30 starts at 7:30 AM

Hump Day
– October 1 to March 31 starts at 8:00 AM
– April 1 to September 30 starts at 7:30 AM

Spring Creek Greenway
– Thursdays starts at 5:30 PM

MTB Sunday Rides
– 1 per month – Time TBA

Zube Park Ride

Snack & Drink Signup for the Zube Saturday Morning Ride

Please consider volunteering to take a turn at providing the refreshments for the Zube Saturday moring rides. You will need to submit your expenses to NWCC treasurer at treasurer@nwcc.bike to be reimbursed. Click the button below to get the details and to pick a Saturday to sign up for.

 

Zube Park Ride

Zube Ride No Drop Leaders

The club is seeking No Drop Leaders for the Saturday Zube Ride. The No Drop Leader is responsible for leading the No Drop Group on the 25-mile route to the gas station and back, making sure no rider is dropped from the group, and offering advice and care to all riders.

Click the button to see a list of dates available and to signup for the Saturday of your choice.

Volunteers Rewards Program

Northwest Cycling Club (NWCC) members can apply the credits for volunteering toward NWCC apparel. Non NWCC members can apply credits toward a new NWCC membership.

2022 Katy Flatla2022 Katy Flatland Centurynd Century

NWCC Team Store Now Open (Members Only)

Northwest Cycling Club (NWCC) members can order club apparel from ScudoPro. 8-day delivery with no minimum order.

  • NWCC Amateur/Club Fit Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey
  • NWCC Elite Fit Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey
  • NWCC Pro Fit Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey
  • NWCC PRO-BIB Cycling Short
  • NWCC Speedsuit – Men
  • NWCC SKINSUIT – Women
  • NWCC PRO-Thermal Long Sleeve Cycling Jersey
  • NWCC Arm Sleeves – Warmers
  • NWCC Arm Sleeves – UV Protection
  • NWCC Headband / NeckGaiter
  • NWCC Cycling Cap
  • NWCC Podium Shirt
  • NWCC Windbreaker Jacket
  • NWCC Windbreaker Vest

Northwest Cycling Club (NWCC) Events Calendar

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Northwest Cycling Club Benefits

The Northwest Cycling Club (NWCC) was founded in 1986 and continues to be a part of the cycling community in Houston, TX. We are here to support cyclists from beginners to racers, with something for all ages!

NWCC has something for every type of cyclist, from casual riders to racers, elementary school kids to grandparents. We ride on the road, in the dirt, and everywhere in between. You’ll find us on the roads and trails in the Northwest Houston area, and on trips all over Texas and surrounding states. We are one of the largest cycling clubs in Texas.

Make Friends!

  • Saturday Group Rides by skill level
  • Weekly Group Rides – weekdays three days a week
  • Members-only social events
  • Organized / coordinated travel plans
  • Club Holiday rides

Train and Get Fit!

Frequent short rides are more effective than infrequent long sessions. If you only have three hours to spare per week you will be able to improve your fitness. To keep progressing and improving your fitness, you ideally need to be riding your bike every two to three days, even if it’s just a short trainer workout. The minimum you can get away with and still see significant fitness gains is three rides a week.

Learn Skills!

  • Rider Safety Course
  • Learn to be a ride leader
  • Learn about washing your bike, nutrition, bike maintenance and more
  • Group riding skills

Discounts

NWCC Members receive discounts with club sponsors, such as NW Cycles and others!

Opportunities to Serve

  • Serve on the club board or numerous committees
  • Help organize key rides including the BlueBonnet Express and Katy Flatlands Century
  • Serve during key rides as SAG drivers, corner monitors, and at rest areas.
  • Ride Leaders
  • Ride Marshalls

Membership Has Its Privileges

Come Ride With Us!

"The Northwest Cycling Club was founded in 1986 and continues to be a part of the cycling community in Houston, TX. We are here to support cyclists from beginners to racers, with something for all ages!"

Sponsor Address

Northwest Cyclery
17464 Northwest Fwy
Houston, TX   77040

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