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The Northwest Cycling Club (NWCC) mission is to encourage and support recreational and competitive cycling activities, educate cyclists in the different areas of the sport of cycling, educate and promote safe cycling practices, encourage and support public cycling facilities and programs, such as bike paths, bike trails, educational courses and the Alkek Velodrome.

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2023 Bluebonnet Express

The 2023 Bluebonnet Express

The 32nd annual Bluebonnet Express will be held on April 23, 2023 and will start from the Waller ISD Football Stadium in Waller, Texas, approximately 40 miles northwest of Houston.

This fully supported ride is one of the Houston area’s oldest rides and Is presented by Northwest Cycling Club. Three different distances/routes will be offered, heading south of Waller, and then turning north going into Montgomery County and finally turning south heading back to the stadium. The routes this year are brand new and are 95% on back country roads, staying off most of the busier FM roads in Waller County. Cyclist can expect mostly flat sections and some gentle rollers. This fully supported ride is only one week away from the MS 150 making it an excellent training opportunity. The Bluebonnet Express is a MS 150 Recommended Ride.

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You Must Register by March 23rd to Get a T-Shirt

Katy Flatland Century

The 2023 Katy Flatland Century

The 2023 Katy Flatland Century bike ride will be held on Sunday July 16, 2023. The starting point is Royal High School located at 34499 Royal Road, Brookshire, TX 77423.

This fully supported ride is one of the Houston area’s oldest rides and is presented by Northwest Cycling Club. Four different distances/routes are offered, including a 24 mile route, a 54 mile route, a 68 mile route, and a 100 mile century route. This fully supported ride is one of the areas favorite rides.

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Katy Flatlands Century

Texas Hell Week

 

NWCC Texas Senior Games

Six NWCC racers, Amy Smith, Alex Barry, Duane Ehrhardt, George McKenna, Kevin Fogelsanger and Steven Freeman.

Bike Night at Circuit of the Americas

Bike Night at Circuit of the Americas

Returning March 7th

Cruise COTA’s famed stars and stripes in a stress-free environment without the worry of city traffic while admiring fantastic sunset views of COTA’s signature Observation Deck and Austin skyline. After the evening ride concludes, cyclists can replenish and recharge with an ice-cold drink, mouth-watering refreshments and great conversations and camaraderie with fellow riders.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

Bike Night at Circuit of the Americas
Texas MS 150 Official Bike Shops

Don’t Forget Your Texas MS 150 Bike Inspection

Ensure your bike is in the best shape for the Texas MS 150! Take your bike and cycling shoes to one of the Texas MS 150 Bike Store Sponsors for a professional bike safety inspection.

Pass the safety inspection and receive a sticker to display on your bike to be eligible for FREE labor if you need repairs event weekend (parts and materials extra).

FREE bike safety inspections:

  • February 18, 2023 through April 20, 2023
  • $15 inspection fee: starting April 21, 2023 through April 28, 2023
Just Ride for a Just Cause

Just Ride for a Just Cause

Saturday March 25

If you’re looking for a well supported ride in Late March, here’s one you should consider. Just Ride for a Just Cause, a MS150 recommended ride, is holding their 9th annual ride out of Simonton on Saturday, March 25th. The ride raises funds to help support victims of sex trafficking.

NWCC members can $5 off registration with the discount code on the NWCC Members FaceBook page.

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Presentation to Wendy Larsen for Race Across the West

At the NWCC Club Meeting on February 7, 2023, during which the 2023 Budget was rolled out to those in attendance, a presentation was made to member Wendy Larsen who is racing in the Race Across the West in June. The donation of $500 will help Wendy cover some of the costs for her support team. She is screening potential crew persons, with priority for a woman with ultra or cycling experience. Good luck, Wendy!

If you would like to support Wendy with a donation or with physical help, please let us know via the email president@nwcc.bike.

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Race Across the West

Racing the American Frontier
930 miles – Oceanside, CA to Durango, CO
RAW Solo & Team Start:
Tuesday, June 13th, 2023

20th Annual FBISD Education Expedition Presented by Zuhnë
20th Annual FBISD Education Expedition Presented by Zuhnë

20th Annual FBISD Education Expedition Presented by Zuhnë

Sat April 1, 2023
Rosharon, TX

Freedom Field – Alvin, Texas

Dear Northwest Cycling Club,

NWCC is a major organization in our local cycling community, so I humbly invite you to support our upcoming ride! Registration is now open for Fort Bend Education Foundation’s 20th Annual Zuhnë Education Expedition Bike Ride on April 1, 2023.

The Education Expedition promises to provide a quality ride whether you are training or just wanting a great day with friends.  Riders have the option of four routes ranging from 32 to 83 miles long, all designed to minimize busy intersections while providing a smooth and scenic ride.  Rest Stops are themed and staffed by students and teachers from our FBISD high schools vying for the “Best Rest Stop” award.  You will be entertained along the ride!  Stay and enjoy a scrumptious lunch after the ride.  SAG wagons and motorcycle support will be on the course to assist with any needs.  This is one ride you won’t want to miss. 

– Geoff Donnelly – Club President

An MS150 Recommended Ride.

All proceeds benefit the Fort Bend Education Foundation

Register by February 18 for Early Registration Rate!
No shirt after March 9

Event Website – More Information

Ride Registration on BikeReg
https://www.bikereg.com/fbefbikeride

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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

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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.

 

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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.

2023 NWCC Leadership Elections

The Northwest Cycling Club (NWCC) Leadership Election voting has closed. Here are the election results. Congratulations to all.

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Geoff Donnelly

Club President

Amy Smith

Amy Smith

Club Vice-President

Troy Ottmer - NWCC Treasurer

Troy Ottmer

Club Treasurer

Sabrina Strawn

Sabrina Strawn

Club Secretary

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Carl Jones Awarded USAC Junior Coach of the Year 2022!

On November 10th at 6:30pm during the weekly junior training session the normal workout was interrupted as Coach Carl and those present took a zoom call from USAC during which Carl Jones was awarded the USAC Junior Coach of the Year award for 2022! Something anyone who knows him will fully acknowledge that he deserves!

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.

Katy Flatlands 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

NWCC News Posts

This blog includes NWCC News, General Meeting Minutes, and From the President. It excludes the NWCC Board of Directors Meeting Minutes which are restricted to logged in NWCC members and can be viewed here.

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From The President March 3, 2023

From The President March 3, 2023

According to some old people, if March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb, but having grown up in the north east corner of England, I’m not sure about that; March was always cold and windy when I was a kid.  Here in this corner of Texas, though, we’re all...

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