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Vintage Starbucks Ride – Sunday September 24

Another Vintage Starbucks adventure…..great ride everyone. – Troy Ottmer

Big Dam Bridge 100 – Saturday September 23

2023 Big Dam Bridge Ride in the books. A great ride with great friends! If you’ve never done it before, you need to.

Vintage Starbucks Ride – Sunday September 17

Todays Vintage Starbucks Ride. Excellent 42 mile ride at a 16 to 18 pace! – Troy Ottmer

Monthly Club Meeting – Saturday September 9

Julia’s Mexican Restaurant

Alkek coach Carl Jones and national medalist Addison joined us. We know club members have expressed interested in supporting the Alkek junior team and we do. All are welcome at the meeting. Join us!

Zube Park Ride – Saturday September 2

To my NWCC friends.
I arrived early at Zube Park today and was able to catch a small group of riders heading out at 7am. This group informally started leaving early several weeks ago to beat the extreme summer heat. They ride 40 miles at 15/16 mph. This is not a “no-drop” ride however all are welcome. Just need to set your alarm 30 minutes earlier and be ready to roll out at 7 am sharp. It was a relatively nice morning today so set out at 7am with a dozen riders from NWCC for a spunky paced 40 mile ride out of Zube park and thru the back roads of Waller County. Great riding companions. I only take pics at our rest stops as I am not confident doing so on a moving bike. – Alan Stuckert

Zube Park Ride – Saturday August 26

Me feeling good at the 13 mile break. Not as chipper after 34 miles at the finish. It was 92 degrees when we finished at 10:15. – Alan Stuckert

Zube Park Ride – Saturday August 21

The no-drop group this morning. Loved the fog at the beginning of the ride! – Ken Kuntz

Thanks to Gail Scruggs for bringing the grub to Zube today. The cold drinks were very much appreciated, Gail! – Geoff Donnelly

Hump Day Ride – Wednesday August 9

– Tom Miller

August Monthly Club Meeting – Saturday August 5

The August club meeting this afternoon was enhanced by our very own handcylist Wendy Larsen, who’s presentation on her Race Across The West was rivetting. She described how she had ridden approximately 150 miles per day for over six days with over 56,000 feet of elevation gain, and the problems that come to a cyclist who uses only her arms for motion. And who rode on only 90 minutes sleep a day!

Wendy is a phenomenon – you shouldn’t have missed her!

Zube Park Ride – Saturday July 29

Northwest Cycling Club doing what it does best…….ride our bikes. Its Saturday morning at Zube park with NWCC. Multiple groups set out from 21 mph+ to no drop at 14mph. Join us, non members welcomed. You will be glad you did. – Alan Stuckert

Zwift Social Ride – Thursday July 27

Ted and I ride every week, usually on Thursdays, at 7:00pm on Zwift. For about a year and a half it’s been mostly just the two of us, but there was a time when quite a few people would join. It’s been a long time since I’ve thought to invite anyone else, so I thought I’d extend the invitation to anyone who is on the platform and interested. We hang out in Discord and it’s a nice, social evening. We turn the rubber band on for the ride so you can do your workout or ride super easy and everyone stays together. If you ever want an invitation to ride and hang out with us, just ping me on FaceBook. – Brent Neal

Zwift Social Ride - Thursday July 27

Zube Park Ride – Saturday July 22

Another fun day out of Zube Park. We had a small but strong group of cyclist today in the NWCC No drop ride. Modest pace of 13mph out to the rest stop at mile 13.5. Must of been a great rest stop because we returned at a blistering 17mph+…..aided by a nice tailwind. See everyone next Saturday at Zube Park for 7:30 rollout. Bring a friend. – Alan Stuckert

Zube Park Ride – Saturday July 8

We had a nice turn out for this weeks NWCC Zube Park ride including 10 cyclist doing the no drop ride. We did a measured 13.5mph out to the rest stop at 13.5 miles. ( for those into math that took an hour). On the return most of the riders upped the pace and all were back before 10am. And yes it was hot/humid. – Alan Stuckert

4th of July VP Ride – Tuesday July 4

About 35 riders joined up for yesterday’s 4th of July VP ride. It was a great day as the weather was cooperating as best it can in early July. Afterwards, we headed to Local Table for some refreshing drinks and appetizers.

Mark your calendars for the next VP ride on Memorial Day, Monday, September 4th. More details to come next month.

Spring Creek Greenway Ride – Thursday June 23

Geoff Donnelly & Company – France in June


And so it ends. France 2023 has been wonderful. The landscapes are unbelievable, the people super-friendly, particularly to cyclists, the food is wonderful and every day has been a laugh with all the gang from last week and this.

Mont Ventoux was its usual challenge and took after its name; the descent was windy so nothing over 43 mph for this boy today.
Paul and Kate have, as ever, been wonderful hosts. Can’t thank them enough and can’t wait till next year!

You should try this! — Serre Des Ormes – Cycling, Walking & Running Retreat.

Ride Across the West – June 20

Let’s all congratulate the phenomenon that is our club member Wendy Larsen, who has finished her Ride Across The West.

Wendy Larsen
Five years ago I told Chris Larsen that someday I wanted to ride my handcycle along the California coast. Never in my wildest imagination could I have predicted the path I’d take to make it to this spot.

So. Many. Feels. I can’t believe the start line is just days away. I can’t believe how incredibly blessed I am to have made it this far. I’m overwhelmed by the support I’ve received. I’m eternally grateful for my incredible team… my family, my crew, my coach Rick Babington, my dietician Catherine Chaffin Kruppa with Advice for Eating, my doctors, my friends, my bike mechanics, my sponsors. Wow. Just wow. I am one lucky woman!!!

Zube Park Ride – Saturday June 17

The No Drop group was spirited and determined today. Covered 26.5 miles at 13.5 mph. Taking a break for drinks, food and other at the 13 mile mark. Come join us if you are new to riding and want to start slowly in group ride setting or if you have been off your bike and want to get your legs back. Every Saturday morning wheels rolling at 7:30 am from Zube Park. – Alan Stuckert

MTB Ride – Sunday June 11

The weather finally cooperated for NWCC MTB Sunday, and luckily Sugar Land was spared from the rain last night! We had a very nice ride this morning, and it was a good day to be riding in the shade. – Michelle Casper

Good Ole Summertime Classic – Sunday June 4

Zube Park Ride – Saturday June 3

The ‘no drop’ group was looking good this morning. Fun ride. Thanks to Amy our Club VP for joining us. – Alan Stuckert

Coffee Ride – Saturday June 3

Coffee ride had a good turnout of 19 riders for today’s ride.

June Monthly Club Meeting – Saturday June 3

June Monthly Club Meeting! Great times with great folks! Thank you Julias Mexican Restaurant for hosting our event!

VP Memorial Day Ride – Monday May 29

Over 60 members and their guests enjoyed a really good day on their bikes today on the NWCC Memorial Day VP Ride, very well organized by our VP Amy Smith. Three separate groups rode out, the faster group led by our Safety Chair Steven Freeman, the middle pace group by Treasurer Troy Ottmer, and the No Drop group by our Secretary Sabrina Strawn.

After the ride a lot of us convened on the patio at Mo’s pub in Vintage Park; first drink on the club and a really good selection of easy bites. Well played on that bit, Amy! It was a right good day! If you missed it, well….. (Pictures courtesy Troy Ottmer)

Spring Creek Greenway Ride – Thursday June 1

Zube Park Ride – Saturday May 27

Thank you, Alan Stuckert (2nd row in yellow) for leading the no-drop group today! Riders joined to learn more about group riding and to improve fitness on the way to faster-paced groups and big rides like Big Dam Bridge. Beautiful day for a ride! – Sabrina Strawn

Coffee Ride – Saturday May 27

Spring Creek Greenway Ride – Thursday May 25

Nice evening for a nice spin! A couple of old regulars made their return this year, and a couple new folks too. Very pleasant indeed! See ya next week! – David Harman

Spring Creek Greenway Ride – Thursday May 18

Fun group tonight! Excellent ride all around. You coming next Thursday? – David Harman

May Club Meeting – Saturday May 6

May Club Meeting Senate Avenue Brewing Company! Good times with good friends and fellow cyclists! We also want to extend a big THANK YOU to all the folks that volunteered and supported the BBX! Additionally, another big THANK YOU goes out to all the riders that signed up and supported the BBX!


Spring Creek Greenway Ride – Thursday May 4

Our little group last night on the greenway. Had a couple of newcomers who did a great job learning the ropes! – David Harman

Wednesday Hump Day Ride – May 3

This Wednesday was a great day for cycling for our little informal group out of the Hockley Community Center. Nice temperatures and low winds (well except of the last half hour of the ride). Our Wednesday “No Drop” group consisted of only six today. We did the “Jellystone” route with additional swing through Prairie View A&M for a total of 30 miles, which the longest we have done in along time. Our average speed was 13.0 mph. If you have an interest in riding with us, just send me a message. We are not an official NWCC ride so we communicate by “Groupme.” I will connect you to the app. That way everyone knows if a ride is to happen, who is riding and if there is a time change. Since summer is upon us we will be starting at 7:30 a.m. – Al Pitre

Texas MS150 – April 29-30

2023 MS150 all finished, with today being MUCH better than yesterday, never mind being a bit shorter at 82 miles or so. My pals Karen and Kevin are strong riders, and we’ve raised about $17000 between us on this, my 27th MS ride. And major thanks to my pal Bernie for being our driver. James Monroig, you are not forgotten, my friend.

Spring Creek Greenway Ride – Thursday October 13

Getting the band back together!

Gorgeous night for a delightful ride with a bunch of familiar faces. Only thing missing? YOU! – David Harman

April Monthly Club Meeting – April 8

April Club Meeting….good times with great folks! Photos by Troy Ottmer.

Texas Hell Week

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

NWCC Texas Senior Games

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

Hump Day Ride – Wednesday March 15

Photos by Geoff Donnelly.

NWCC Texas Senior Games

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

Coffee Ride – Saturday March 4

Nice day for the NWCC Saturday Morning Coffee ride group. – Al Pitre

Zube Park Ride – Saturday January 21

Where was everybody? Y’all missed a great morning for a ride! Ten of us showed up and since it was gloomy with a threat of rain at 9:00, I commented that we could do a shorter route, which Randall quickly responded with: “you didn’t get up and come here to do a short ride, did you? Let’s do the normal route.” So the normal route it was! Six riders did the 18+ and four of us did the 16-18. No rain and just a little stretch of wet road between PV and Hockley. – Al Cisne

Houston Marathon – Sunday January 15

Congratulations to all participants in yesterday’s marathon and half marathon races, whether you ran or volunteered. Once again, NWCC supplied a large number of bike guides to AWD athletes, and schussers for the main race. My friend and club member Wendy Larsen won the AWD race by a large distance in 1 hour 22 minutes, ably assisted by Kevin Fogelsanger, who took my place at short notice. Bravo Wendy! And bravo to all of you, too many to mention! Great job! – Geoff Donnelly

VP’s New Year’s Day Ride – Sunday January 1

A foggy start to a great ride.

Club Christmas Party – Sunday December 4

Eureka Heights Brewery – Houston, Texas.

Hump Day Ride – Wednesday November 23

A photo from today’s ride, five members and one female non-member! – Geoff Donnelly

Hump Day Ride – Wednesday November 9

Our Hump Day – no drop riders this morning. We had great weather and great company! – Sandy Powell & Geoff Donnelly

Monthly Club Meeting – Tuesday November 1

The monthly meeting was held at Northwest Cyclery.

The Treehouse Ride – Sunday October 30

One photo from what is called The Treehouse Ride today. Sid Trest, Barbara Wu, Sabrina Strawn, Carl Grasshoff and Geoff Donnelly.

Spring Creek Greenway Ride – Thursday October 27

And that’s a wrap! It’s been a great season on the Spring Creek Greenway! Made a bunch of new friends, watched folks grow stronger and smarter on the bike, trained for all kinds of cool stuff, and most of all had a great time! Next year after we spring forward these rides will return. Till then, don’t be strangers, hit another NWCC ride, or post up here or reach out to club leadership if you want to put a ride on, or are just looking for a ride partner. Next Thursday at the usual 5:30 pm I’ll be at Hop Scholar pub if you’d like to share a beer and tell some stories! – David Harman

Hump Day Ride – Wednesday October 26

A nice no-drop group ride out of Hockley today. Thanks Wendy, Barbara & Craig for leading the group. Did the Jellystone park-Prairie View Route and then some. – Al Pitre

Coffee Ride – Saturday October 22

Coffee shop ride l saw lots of scary sights. – Tom Miller

Spring Creek Greenway Ride – Thursday October 20

Tonight’s greenway ride was probably the fastest ever. Raced the sunset, got 21 miles and won by 4 minutes! Great group tonight. Not pictured is Gene, who had to run. Nice to see Tom M on his killer ebike! One more week to go…

Zube Park Ride – Saturday October 15

What a perfect day for a ride! Thank you Amy for leading the No Drop group!

Coffee Ride – Saturday October 15

Spring Creek Greenway Ride – Thursday October 13

Fun and spicy group working to beat the sunset tonight! Also, we’ve got a new mascot! Junior in training? 😀

Hump Day Ride – Wednesday October 12

The “Grandma/Grandpa Hump Day Touring” Group had some special quests today. Kelly and her two daughters, Ashlynn, and Alaina, who are regulars at the NWCC Saturday Morning Coffee ride joined us today. We also had some familiar folks from our pre-pandemic days return today, Don Sanders, Sandy Powell, and Ken Kuntz. So, if you have been wanting to come out and ride on Wednesday out of Hockley Community Center but afraid you will slow down a group, please join us. It is a no drop group, and you don’t have to be a grandpa or grandpa as you can see. It is like the Coffee ride without the coffee shop stop (we are working that part). Thanks to David, dad to Ashlynn & Alaina, for the action photos that follow. – Al Pitre

Monthly Club Meeting – Sunday October 9

Almost forty attendees at our October club meeting-all are welcome, whether you’re a member or not. Hope to see you next month! Check here and on the website, it’s likely that we’ll resume meeting at Northwest Cyclery the first Tuesday at 6:30 pm.

Coffee Ride – Saturday October 8

Coffee Ride – Saturday September 24

Spring Creek Greenway Ride – Thursday September 15

Monthly Club Meeting – Saturday September 10

Spring Creek Greenway Ride – Thursday September 8

Labor Day VP Ride – Monday September 5

Coffee Ride – Saturday August 20

Mountain Bike Sunday – August 7

Coffee Ride – Saturday August 6

NWCC in France – July 25 to August 5

August 5 – That’s it for this year! Mont Ventoux for our final ride and some personal challenges were met with some determined performances. We’re now performing some refueling operations, but there’s lemon drizzle cake!

August 3 – Seven NWCCers are still riding around Provence and, generally, behaving ourselves. We’ve had some 16% inclines, some rapid descents, some cols and mountains to get up, and some more rapid descents, on one of which one of us managed an OFOM in Strava. The pool’s been well used, food has been scoffed, wine and beer have been consumed and, all in all, we’re having a great time. And we found a new village called Prudence, too. Two more rides and we’re done.
I’ll be back in 2023!
July 31 – New week, new gang! Six NWCC members arrived yesterday, and today was the first ride for them after collecting their bikes from Albion Cycles in Sault. Up and over the Col de Negron we went, followed by a fast decent into Séderon for lunch, and then back to base for cake.
As one of the new arrivals said, it’s a bit different to the usual Saturday Zube ride!
July 29 – NWCC was well represented at the top of Mont Ventoux today, on a wet and windy day. You know it’s a climb when you feel you’re getting a break as it clicks down to a 6% grade. And, due to the damp roads for the descent, we had to keep our descending speed reasonably sensible at a maximum 40 mph. Chalet Reynard still does the crepes etc. but it ain’t what it used to be. However, we all took the right road down and a fab time today, and all week, has been had by us all. New victims arrive tomorrow.

July 27- NWCC in France today. Hills/mountains/cols, laughs, downhills, sun, friends, grub, wine, cake. Despite all that, we’re surviving.

July 25 – Geoff Donnelly is at Serre Des Ormes – Cycling, Walking & Running Retreat. NWCC and guest Paul W-W of Serre des Ormes on a fabulous ride. The 16% gradient was interesting!

Katy Flatland Century – July 17

The gallery below is just a sample. Visit the KFC website to view the 2022 Photo Album of 578 images.

Monthly Club Meeting – July 9

VP Ride – Monday July 4

Spring Creek Greenway Ride – Saturday June 30

Spring Creek Greenway Ride – Saturday June 16

Zube Park Ride – Saturday June 11

Coffee Ride – Saturday June 11

Spring Creek Greenway Ride – Thursday June 9

Spring Creek Greenway Ride – Thursday June 2

Monthly Club Meeting – June 4

Memorial Day VP Ride – May 30

Mountain Bike Sunday Ride – Brazos River Park -May 29

Coffee Ride – Saturday May 28

Spring Creek Greenway Ride – Thursday May 26

USA National Senior Games 2022 – May 19

Spring Creek Greenway Ride – Thursday May 19

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