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 from 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 upon 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.
January - March 8:00am
April thru September 7:30am
October - December 8:00am.
Southwest Cycling Club
Southwest Cycling Club has been in existence for approximately fifteen years. We stress fun, fitness and road racing. Our weekly rides leave SouthWest Houston in Sugar Land and range in distances from 30 miles to 75 miles.Read more about the club rides...
The best way to get involved is to join us for a weekly ride. If you have any questions or comments feel free to ask a question in our flame free forum.
If you ride regularly in the Southwest or greater Houston area you should consider checking us out. As well, we have a competitive race team who's only membership requirements are assisting at the races our club sponsors and the desire to improve. Club Application.
We sponsor 2 races each year; the Fayetteville Stage Race in March and the Metro Crit / Bear Creek Crit
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 Downtown Houston.
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 include New Rider Info, Pre-Ride Checks, and our Pace Group Poicy.