Northwest Cycling Club is a volunteer-based non-profit organization which promotes the social, recreational, transportation and health aspects of cycling through education, club rides, philanthropy and meetings of members. We organize a wide variety of bicycling activities suitable for biking enthusiasts of all ages and levels. There are club sponsored rides every week throughout the year. We are very active in road riding, mountain biking, and racing. You do not have to be a member to ride with us. Just come out, see if the club is a good fit for you, and you can then become a member if you feel a connection. We are a very social club and think you will enjoy the friendliness and opportunity to spend time with new-made friends. Look around our site, find a ride, and join us!
For the past 25 years, 52 Saturdays a year, rain or shine, cyclists numbering from 75 to well over 200 converge on the parking lot at Zube Park in far northwest Harris County. About half are club members; the other half are non-club members who are always welcomed guests.
Club members volunteer to be that Saturday’s “Ride Starter”. By megaphone, the Ride Starter welcomes everyone, gives a few Club announcements, then calls out the pace groups. Pace groups include “New Riders”, 14-16 mph, 16-18 mph, 18-20 mph, and 20+ mph.
Pace groups will cover distances from 20 to over 80 miles, riding on well-paved, quiet country roads in Harris and Waller Counties. Hours later, as the riders return, the Ride Starter sets out coolers of Gatorade and water, bananas, cookies, and peanut butter sandwiches.
Saturday morning rides start at Zube Park. Occasionally the Park will have a scheduling conflict and we'll start from the nearby Hockley Community Center. (In those cases this site's homepage will boldly state the Hockley location.) Start times are at either 7:30 am or 8:00 am, depending on the month. See Start Times below.
Directions to Zube Park: Take HWY 290 to Roberts Rd. exit. Turn North (right) on Roberts Rd. The park is about a 1/4 mile North of HWY. 290 on Robert's Road on the right.
Directions to the Hockley Community Center: Take 290 (past the Richards exit) to the Kermier Road exit. Exit on Kermier, and turn left on Kermier (i.e., go under the 290 freeway) to Old 290. Go across old 290, and across the RR tracks to Old Washington. Turn right on Old Washington and continue on that road until you cross RR tracks again. The Community Center will be on left-hand side of the road right after the RR track crossing.
The Southwest Cycling Club has been in existence since 1993 as a USA Cycling Certified Organization.
The Club Supports all types of Cycling Related Activities in the Greater Houston Area.
Our Signature Event Is the Fayetteville Stage Race held in Fayetteville Texas. In addition to the race, the Club actively supports in the Santa’s Sleigh Project assembling bikes for underprivileged kids. We also support the Fundraising efforts of many local Cycling Events notably Kate’s Ride and Bike for Mike.
The Club actively promotes events for Club Members such as:
Weekly Club Training Rides, the Sunday Ride features a more socially-paced ride for newer riders
Leakey Hill Training Camp, a supported event held the 3rd weekend in January in Leakey TX
Monthly “Race-Paced” Training Events (3rd Sunday of each month)
Monthly “Out-of-Town” ride, a more socially-paced event (1st Saturday of each month)
Team strategy & tactics during bigger racing events
Additional organized trips, such as Hammerfest, Tour of Utah this year, and a Summer Training camp (Wimberley)
Annual Holiday and Summer Social Events
You can join the club by using our bikereg link….. https://www.bikereg.com/swcc-2015-club-registration
Whether you’re a seasoned cat 1 racer or just picked up a bike for the first time, we have something for everyone. So join us and have a good time.
PCC has regular group rides every weekend in the Pearland and surrounding areas. Our ride start is conveniently located near FM 518 and Highway 288 only 20 minutes south of
.We ride on rural roads with light traffic, few traffic lights, and just a handful of stop signs. We have access to some of the best cycling roads in the Metropolitan Houston area.
Several ride pace groups to satisfy everyone from our race enthusiasts to our general fitness folks who also enjoy social aspects of cycling.
- Our Ride With Us pages includes New Rider Info, Pre-Ride Checks, and our Pace Group Policy.