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NWCC Thursday Spring Creek Greenway Ride

Recurring Thursday Night Evening Ride!

Plan to arrive at 5:00 pm. The ride starts 5:30 pm from Dennis Johnston Park on Riley Fuzzel in Spring. Plan to arrive at the park 20-30 minutes before ride start time.

The ride will be approximately 23-30 miles long depending on the light and the group composition. The entire route is a protected paved bike trail. Pacing is easy/moderate, 14-17 mph typically. One break point at roughly the halfway point.

Bring plenty of water, the fountains are closed due to Covid.

All are welcome, club members or just club curious, come on out and see what we are all about! Great place for new riders, folks ramping back up, looking for some social fun, pretty much anybody welcome on this one.

Leaders – Dave Harman and Steve Roberts

RSVP Requested. You can sign up and find more info on the club calendar here: https://nwcc.bike/nwcc-cycling-club-events-list/

HEALTH GUIDELINES FOR THIS EVENT

We expect riders not to ride if currently experiencing symptoms such as sore throat, cough, chills, body aches for unknown reasons, shortness of breath for unknown reasons, loss of smell, loss of taste, fever, temperature at or greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit or if you have had these symptoms in the past two weeks. If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, been advised to get tested, or been advised to quarantine, we expect you not to ride in any of our group rides until the quarantine period has passed.

About Spring Creek Greenway

The Spring Creek Greenway connects and protects approximately 7,000 acres of forest in Harris County along Spring Creek, preserving this ecological gem as a mecca for ecotourism, education, and outdoor recreation just north of Houston.

Explore more than 19 miles of natural forests and white sandy beaches along Spring Creek by visiting Harris County Precinct 4’s park system! Stop by for a picnic, discover local wildlife and plant species, enjoy canoeing and kayaking, archery, and nature trails perfect for hiking and biking. Visit the Spring Creek Greenway today to experience the great outdoors!

Everything’s bigger in Texas, including our green spaces! The Spring Creek Greenway is the longest, connected, urban forested corridor in the nation. When finished, the Greenway will ultimately:

  • Stretch over 40 miles,
  • Reach from Highway 249 in Tomball east to US 59 in Kingwood, and
  • Cover more than 12,000 acres.

Located in one of the most densely populated areas in the country, the Spring Creek Greenway provides habitat for gray foxes, bald eagles, salamanders, centuries-old palmettos, sycamores, and bald cypress. Supporters of the Greenway have pioneered conservation efforts on both the north side of the creek (Montgomery County) and south side of the creek (Harris County).

Under the leadership of Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle, a 14.5-mile segment of trails connecting Dennis Johnston Park east to Highway 59/Interstate 69 is currently open to public use. This adds miles of protected corridor to other connected parkland.

Continuing to recognize the need to protect this vital open space, Harris County allocates funds each year for future trail work. Harris County also provides recreational and educational programs to connect local residents to the wild places in their own backyard.

Under the leadership of Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack, natural surface trails on the north side of Spring Creek are regularly maintained by BLC’s Spring Creek Nature Trail Stewards. These trails are a popular retreat for area residents. Bayou Land Conservancy partners with Precinct 3 to protect 13 nature preserves along Spring Creek, several of which are open to the public.

Bayou Land Conservancy also partners with The Woodlands to protect thousands of acres along this corridor.

Download the History of Spring Creek Greenway

 

Spring Creek Greenway

The NWCC Thursday Spring Creek Greenway Ride

KEY INFORMATION

WHEN IS THIS RIDE?

WHERE DOES THIS RIDE START?

  • Dennis Johnston Park
  • 709 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring, Texas 77373

WHO IS THIS RIDE FOR?

  • Both NWCC Members and Non-Members. Everyone is welcome.
  • Helmets are required. The ride will be approximately 23-30 miles long depending on the light and the group composition. Pacing is easy/moderate, 14-17 mph typically. One break point at roughly the halfway point.
  • Registration requested.
  • Bring plenty of water, the fountains are closed due to Covid.

WHO CAN I ASK?

You can email your questions to:

  • DAVID HARMAN – Organizer – veep@nwcc.bike
  • STEVE ROBERTS – Organizer

"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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