Texas MS 150

Hotter’N Hell Hundred

Suzannah Smiles - SB250

Big Dam Bridge 100

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Annual Bike Rides

Are you ready for a year full of thrilling cycling adventures? Look no further than the Northwest Cycling Club’s annual bike rides! As one of the largest cycling clubs in Texas, NWCC hosts two incredible events every year – the BlueBonnet Express and the Katy Flatland Century. But that’s not all! Our club members also participate in several other thrilling annual rides that are not hosted by NWCC.

Join us as we conquer the Texas MS 150, a legendary ride from Houston to LaGrange in support of finding a cure for multiple sclerosis. Experience the extraordinary support and breathtaking scenery as we ride together towards a world free of MS.

If you’re up for a challenge, don’t miss the Hotter’N Hell Hundred – one of the oldest and largest cycling events in the nation. With over 13,000 riders from around the world, this four-day extravaganza in Wichita Falls, Texas, will push your limits and inspire you like never before.

Looking to contribute to a meaningful cause? Join us for the Suzannah Smiles – SB250 ride, raising awareness and funds for Spina Bifida Texas. Help us make a difference in the lives of individuals with physical disabilities as we embark on a truly memorable journey.

And let’s not forget the Big Dam Bridge 100 in beautiful Arkansas! Ride across the longest pedestrian and bicycle bridge in North America, connecting scenic riverside trails between Little Rock and North Little Rock. With routes ranging from 15 to 105 miles, this event offers stunning mountain and river views, challenging hills, and a unique finish-line experience.

As a member of NWCC, you have the privilege of participating in these incredible annual bike rides alongside fellow cycling enthusiasts. Don’t miss out on the chance to bond with like-minded individuals, conquer new challenges, and create unforgettable memories on your bike.

Stay tuned for updates on these thrilling rides at our monthly club meetings and join the discussions on our club Facebook pages. The adventure awaits – saddle up and let’s ride together towards new horizons!

*Note: The information provided above is subject to change. Please visit the respective event websites for registration details and event updates.

Annual Bike Rides

Bike MS: Texas MS 150

Whether you want to ride from Houston or our new start line in Austin – we’ll come together in LaGrange for the biggest party in all of Bike MS. Cycle past incredible scenery and get ready to finish strong on the legendary Kyle Field.

Feel the extraordinary support and excitement throughout your journey as we come together to reach our goal—a world free of MS.

Registration opens in September.

Annual Bike Rides for Northwest Cycling Club (NWCC)

Annual Bike Rides

Hotter’N Hell Hundred

Hotter’N Hell Hundred is one of the oldest and largest cycling events in the nation. Over 13,000 riders from across the globe will come to Wichita Falls, Texas for 4 days of challenging and inspiring activities. NWCC highly recommends joining with other club members to participate in the ride and partake of other activities. Also highly recommended is selecting a route that goes through Sheppard AFB (25 mile, 50 m, or 100k) at least once in your HHH history.

Thursday August 23, 2024 to Sunday August 25, 2024
Wichita Falls, Texas

Register: https://www.bikereg.com/hhh-2024

Website: https://www.hh100.org

Annual Bike Rides for Northwest Cycling Club (NWCC)

NWCC has arranged for Friday night lodging at the YMCA, which now offers only the one night. We are not arranging dinners. Instead, the club is encouraging participants to sign up for the spaghetti dinner and ride-day breakfast through Bike Reg when you sign up to ride.

For lodging with NWCC, follow our three-step process:

Complete form bit.ly/24NWCCHHH
Pay $70 using Paypal link sent by Troy by 4/30
Send photo of yourself in an NWCC jersey at HHH to treasurer@NWCC.bike for $50 partial reimbursement.

Annual Bike Rides

Texas Hell Week

Come to Texas Hell Week in Fredericksburg, Texas on March 24th-30th, 2024 for a week of epic rides, cycling seminars, friends, and fun, culminating with the Stampede 200 and Longhorn 500.

Texas Hell Week has been an early season tradition since 1991. The Texas Hill Country offers some of the best Spring riding in America. The seven counties south of the Colorado River offer nearly 1,000 miles of paved roads with little or no traffic. From mid-March to mid-April, the wild flowers are in bloom making for an unforgettable riding experience. Texas Hell Week offers three rides daily, approximately 30-50 miles, 50-80 miles and 60-100 miles over seven days. Every ride is different. Participants can ride as much as they want. Each day will conclude with a social happy hour and three days will include a post-ride informational seminar.

The Stampede 200 will take place on March 30th with a course featuring two loops with rolling hills through ranch and farm lands. The total distance is 200.7 miles, with an elevation gain of 10,359 feet. There are three aid stations on a two-loop course. This double-century is the perfect challenge for those looking to make the jump from century ride or Gran Fondo to something more ambitious.

The Longhorn 500 also starts on March 30th, and is geared towards those wanting to take on their first ultra-race or qualify for Race Across America. The 503-mile course features four loops characterized by steep climbs and river crossings, as well as rolling hills through the farm and ranch lands that are the best of Texas Hill Country.

Full details and registration information can be found at www.texashellweek.com.

Members of Northwest Cycling Club can receive 10% off the entry fee for 2024. Email president@NWCC.bike to request the code.

Annual Bike Rides - Texas Hell Week
Annual Bike Rides - Texas Hell Week
Annual Bike Rides - Texas Hell Week

Texas Hell Week 2023

Texas Hell Week in Fredericksburg. Hans Schmitt, Kevin Fogelsanger, Rich Van Sickle and Geoff Donnelly.

Annual Bike Rides

Suzannah Smiles – SB 250

This is the 10th year undertaking this event – in the past 9 years almost 500 cyclists have completed the trek collectively raising $194,500 in the first 8 years for Spina Bifida Texas.

Spina Bifida Texas is a very special charity to my family and I. They were a wealth of information when our daughter, Suzannah, was born with Spina Bifida 17 years ago. Through this organization we have learned how to help Suzannah live her life to the very fullest.

We have met excellent doctors and surgeons, connected with other families and networked with people that coach and organize athletic events for people with physical disabilities.

Be a part of a truly memorable ride, at the same time raising awareness and funds for such a deserving cause. – Casey Swanson

Website: https://suzannahsmiles.org/

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SB250/

Annual Bike Rides for Northwest Cycling Club (NWCC)

Annual Bike Rides

Big Dam Bridge 100

The Big Dam Bridge 100 is an annual event in central Arkansas that celebrates the “Big Dam Bridge” over the Arkansas River. The 4226-foot bridge is the longest bridge built for pedestrian and bicycle traffic in North America. It connects over 40 miles of scenic riverside trails between Little Rock and North Little Rock. It also serves as the backbone for connecting over 70,000 acres of various city, county, state & federal parks.

The BDB 100 offers several routes ranging between 15 and 105 miles, with beautiful mountain and river scenery, as well as a few challenging hills on the longer routes. The event provides participants with well-marked courses, fun aid stations with foods and liquids, great volunteer support, event t-shirt, a unique finisher medal, post-ride food and drinks along with a unique finish-line experience.

Little Rock, Arkansas

Register: https://www.thebigdambridge100.com/event-info/registration-information

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bigdambridgefoundation

Annual Bike Rides for Northwest Cycling Club (NWCC)
2023 Big Dam Bridge Ride

For Wyndham Hotel in North Little Rock rooms, call 866-657-4458 and ask for the BDB Ride block.
NWCC members, a few months before the ride, a form will be emailed so you can indicate interest in joining other club members for dinner Friday and/or Saturday evening.

https://nwcc.bike/nwcc-cycling-club-events-list/

2024 Big Dam Bridge Challenge!!!!!

We had a respectable showing of participants from the club for this years event, but we had some competition from a rival club from Memphis, named Victory Cycles. They had a large group, probably over 40 riders attend this years ride. Their tent was next to ours and they cheered their riders as they cross the finish line. We did the 50 mile route this year with a few exceptions as other members did the 75 mile course.

I am challenging club members to attend next year and do the 75 mile course. Yes, it is difficult as you climb the big mountain on that course, but if we train for it, nothing is impossible. So sign up here and lets have a large group from Houston to rival Victory Cycles next year.

If you feel the 75 is a bit much that’s OK too, just come and have a great time with fellow club members. We had a blast riding together and eating out as a group in Little Rock. So I encourage all NWCC members to join in on the fun and be apart of the training as we get ready for next year. If you have not done this ride, it should be on your bucket list of rides to do. It certainly is one of my favorites. Respond back to Carl Grasshoff if you want to join us.

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