NWCC Coffee Ride

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NWCC Saturday Coffee Ride

The Coffee Ride is…

Paced Socially – we typically roll at 12-13mph but will accommodate you at your level of fitness; we’re here to have fun, not to train fitness and we are absolutely NO DROP.

Diverse – We frequently have riders spanning four decades of age differences and half of our participants are female; we have racers, mountain bikers, and new riders on any given week; this ride doesn’t have a typical type of rider and we’re happy to have you at any skill level or level of fitness/experience

Approachable – You don’t need to have a super expensive bike, stylish Lycra, and amazing fitness to do this ride, although we have people who have all that, too. We ride 11 miles before we break at the shop and we never get more than about 2.5 miles from the start, so you can join us no matter how fit you think you are–it’s easy to cut it short if needed and we promise that’s acceptable and you won’t feel embarrassed to do it. We WANT you to come join us, even if you’ve never done 11 miles in your life. After the break at the shop we ride another ~8 miles, again all in close proximity to the start. We have someone at the front and back of the ride at all times making sure everyone is doing well throughout the ride.

Caffeine-Optional – Don’t like coffee? No problem! Just Love (the shop where we stop) has all sorts of food and non-coffee beverages. Some of us love coffee, some of us just love hanging out. You don’t have to miss this just because you’re not a coffee lover.

A Learning Opportunity – Never done a group ride? No worries! We can teach you, in a super safe and friendly environment, the skills and communication you’ll need to progress to some of our club’s (or any other group’s) faster or training-oriented group rides. This is a great opportunity every week to come and meet people in the club. We’d love to have you.

There are no restrooms open at Wildwood Elementary where we’ll begin, but the coffee shop where we’ll eventually take a mid-ride break is only a few hundred meters north of the school and is open before we roll out.

Helmets are required.  You don’t need to be on a specific type of bike, so long as you can ride safely and keep with the group.  New riders in the club, even those new to group riding, are welcome.

You can see an example of the approximate route on this Strava activity from when we were piloting the ride: https://www.strava.com/activities/5102341162

Questions?  Reach out to Brent Neal or Chris Green.

¹ What does “no-drop” mean?  The group or ride leader will not leave anyone behind, whether it is because the rider is struggling with pace (can’t keep up), has a flat tire, or anything else. We’ll wait up and make sure that everyone rides together.

² https://justlovecoffeecafe.com/

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.

Wildwood Elementary School

13802 Northpointe Blvd
Tomball, Texas 77377

The Coffee Ride starts at Wildwood Elementary School

The NWCC Saturday Coffee Ride

KEY INFORMATION

WHEN IS THIS RIDE?

  • Every Saturday morning.
  • Plan to arrive 20-30 minutes before ride start time.
  • Check the event posting and Northwest Cycling Club Activities on Facebook for last minute details.
  • Ride Start Times
    • October 1 to March 31 starts at 8:00 AM
    • April 1 to September 30 starts at 7:30 AM

WHERE DOES THIS RIDE START?

  • Wildwood Elementary School
  • 13802 Northpointe Blvd., Tomball, Texas 77377.

WHO IS THIS RIDE FOR?

  • Both NWCC Members and Non-Members. Everyone is welcome.
  • All Skill Levels. Helmets are required. You don’t need to be on a specific type of bike, so long as you can ride safely. You should be able to average 12-14 mph.
  • Registration requested.
  • Plan to purchase your own coffee or refreshments.

WHO CAN I ASK?

You can email your questions to:

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