Northwest Cycling Club Saturday Advanced

Rides suitable for cyclists who are new to the sport (or who have not been on a bike for some years), family-friendly rides or any riders that feel a need for some mentoring. Note: please note that minors under the age of 16 cannot participate in rides unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Families with children should, in any event, confirm with the ride leader ahead of time that the ride will be suitable for their needs.

Targeted towards riders who have a few years in the saddle, who have developed some riding confidence and fitness and feel ready to move to the next level. Could attract more experienced riders who are looking for a relaxed or less aggressive ride.

Limited to experienced riders with superior bike handling skills and who are comfortable with a fast pace (probably including single and/or double pace-line riding) and/or hilly terrain, and the possibility of heavily trafficked roads. Advanced rides are less likely to be "no-drop" unless identified as such.
Expected Turnout
15 - 50 riders
20 - 80
Average Speed
18 - 24
Flat to rolling
Saturday, 20 Apr, 2024Weekly on Saturday
7:30 AM
Our Saturday morning rides - still going strong!


No other city in the nation can boast a cycling club like NWCC. And no other city has anything approaching NWCC’s famous “Saturday Morning Rides”.


For over 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. Many are club members; and many are non-club members who are always welcomed guests.


Club members volunteer to be the Saturday “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.  (Be sure to check the calendar.)  Start times are at either 7:30 am or 8:00 am, depending upon the time of year. See Start Times below.


Cyclists riding out of Zube should be able to meet the following requirements:
Be able to ride at least 20 miles
Be able to maintain a minimum of 12 mph
Obey all traffic laws
Helmets required
No headphones

Just getting started in cycling? New to Northwest Cycling Club? New to the Houston area and not sure of the routes? We have a group for you! Ride with ourNo-Drop Ride - everyone is welcome!


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. MAP


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. MAP


Start Times:

January - March 8:00am

April thru September 7:30am

October - December 8:00am.