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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 December 13, 2022

From The President December 13, 2022

Time crunched? Holiday Party donations New Year’s Day VP Ride 2023 Senior Games March 5th Safety Ambassadors It’s the time of year when we celebrate life, new beginnings and good will to all.  At the club’s holiday party, the attendees contributed over 300 lbs of...

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From The President November 30, 2022

From The President November 30, 2022

Our Holiday Party takes place at Eureka Heights Brewing Company, 941 W 18th Street, Houston 77008 on Sunday December 4th, starting at 5 pm. We’ll have food from Zoës Kitchen, free drinks on site, bingo with ten $25 prizes, a raffle and a quick introduction to the 2023...

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From The President November 11, 2022

From The President November 11, 2022

The NWCC voting season was short, with no money spent on advertising and no recounts needed!  Amy Smith is our new VP, with Sabrina Strawn staying on as Secretary, Troy Ottmer continuing his sterling work as Treasurer and myself for a final year as President.  Welcome...

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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.

Riders Registered

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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.

Riders Registered

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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.

Presentation to Wendy Larsen for Ride Across the West

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

Race Across the West

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

Monthly Club Meeting - July 9

Starting Time – Regular Rides

– 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 April 1 starts at 8:00 AM
– April 2 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 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.

Katy Flatlands Century

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


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 Marshals

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!"

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17464 Northwest Fwy
Houston, TX   77040

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