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2022 NWCC Leadership Elections

The Northwest Cycling Club (NWCC) 2022 Leadership Election voting has closed. Here are the election results. Congratulations to all.

Geoff Donnelly

Club President

NWCC Mountain Bike Sunday

Amy Smith

Club Vice-President

Troy Ottmer - NWCC Treasurer

Troy Ottmer

Club Treasurer

Sabrina Strawn

Sabrina Strawn

Club Secretary

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.

MEMBERS

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

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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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!

Thanksgiving meals to students and their families

Yesterday, NWCC officers were very happy to hand over a check for $500 to the Community Youth Specialists of Harris County supporting the families of Waller ISD. This money goes towards providing Thanksgiving meals to students and their families based on their socioeconomic status.

Pictured are Troy Ottmer, NWCC Treasurer, Audrey Cancino, Youth Specialist, Amy Smith, incoming NWCC VP, and Geoff Donnelly, NWCC President.

We wish all families of the Waller ISD a Happy Thanksgiving.

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!

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

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 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.

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

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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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Northwest Cyclery
17464 Northwest Fwy
Houston, TX   77040

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