Houston Bike Club - About NWCC
A volunteer-based, non-profit bike club which promotes the social, competitive, recreational, philanthropic, and health aspects of cycling through education, club rides, and club meetings.
Membership Has Its Privileges
We offer both individual and family memberships.
Houston Bike Club – Welcome to Northwest Cycling Club
Northwest Cycling Club (NWCC) is a volunteer-based, non-profit bike club 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 bike 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 Bike Club of the Year.
Northwest Cycling Club (NWCC) is a bike club that 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.
Bike club giving back to the cycling community
On the more casual and social side, bike club members join for our VP rides around almost every holiday that has a three-day weekend. These rides range from 20-40 miles, usually have several pace groups, and end up at a local eatery of interest for a shared meal. Not to leave out our mountain biking friends, we offer monthly mountain bike rides. See more on our events page.
We proudly sponsor two large, long fundraising rides: the Bluebonnet Express, an MS-150 recommended ride, and the Katy Flatland Century. Ridership for each ranges from 900 to 1,500 riders and a number of different distances are on offer. These rides allow the club to make donations to local charities such as WARM (Waller Assistance and Restoration Ministries), Boys and Girls Country in Hockley, local scout troops, and many others. Also as part of our support of the larger biking community, we help with local bike rodeos and serve as bike escorts for racers (runners and cyclists with disabilities) at events such as the Houston marathon.
Northwest bike club riders take advantage of many opportunities to socialize and to learn. We hold monthly bike club meetings, where nonmembers are welcome, too. We’ll even treat you to snacks and a drink. In addition, we offer members of the bike club and the general public various clinics throughout the year regarding simple bike maintenance, safety, and traffic skills.
Join the bike club, though, to access the 10% club-member discount at Northwest Cycles, to gain entry to our club clothing store, and to be able to join our members-only Facebook page. Bike club funds also help subsidize members’ fundraising for the MS-150 and SB-250, underwrite trips to the Hotter than Hell Hundred, Big Dam Bridge ride and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy our free annual holiday party in December.
Membership Has Its Privileges
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"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!"
17464 Northwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77040