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SCCC History and Contact Information

CLUB HISTORY
 
Space CIty Cycling Club was originally founded as the JSC Bicycle Club in 1979 by employees of the Johnson Space Center. It's original purpose was to promote two-wheeled transportation. By 1995, the club had expanded to include cyclists from throughout the Clear Lake area. In recognition of its more community appeal, the name was changed to the Space City Cycling Club. Its mission has been expanded to include promotion of cycling both as a sport and as a recreational activity for the entire family.

 

Celebrating Years of Cycling Excellence
Current membership is over 300 individuals and families from the Clear Lake community and surrounding towns. The annual membership fee is $30. The club has broadened its range of activities and expanded its membership to more than 200 residents of Clear Lake and surrounding towns.

The Space City Cycling Club (SCCC) is a diverse bicycle organization. Our membership consists of various levels from the recreational rider to the category-level racer. Members are interested in many aspects of the sport, some of which will appeal to you. Join our Facebook Group to communicate with fellow members.

Bike Barn is the primary sponsor of Space City Cycling Club.
You can print the SCCC member application at home. Click here to download the application in Acrobat format. Please note that viewing and printing the SCCC member application requires the Adobe® Acrobat® Viewer. To download that software for free click here.

Space City Cycling Club

PO Box 580567
Houston, TX 77258-0567

info@spacecitycycling.com

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Club Rides

 

SCCC GROUP RIDES
All cyclists are invited to participate in the organized Club rides conditional upon the wearing of proper safety gear and obeying safety rules and traffic laws. For all non-members, the signing of a Club liability disclaimer is a required condition for riding with the Club.

What are group rides all about?

  • Group rides are “road” rides on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings.
  • The riders on a Group Rides stay together at the pace designated in the ride schedule for that particular day. The leader is responsible for maintaining this pace.
  • Group riders stop as a group for a reasonable number of flats…
    (2 maybe up to 3, but hardly ever any more stops as a group).
  • Fixing flats takes time and many cyclists need to finish up their rides at reliable times; so, to keep flats to a minimum, riders should properly inflate tires and check bikes for safety before each ride.
  • Riders who want to ride faster or slower than the preset pace are welcome, but on their own.
  • Ride following traffic rules for cyclists.
  • Ride at your own risk.
  • A parent or guardian must accompany children under 16.



SCCC FITNESS RIDES
What are fitness rides all about?
Fitness rides are “road” rides on Saturday mornings.

  • Riders are divided up into 3 or 4 pace groups. The pace groups usually divide up as:
    Warp Speed = 23 + mph
    Fitness Group= 18 mph – 23 mph
    Super Cruiser Group = 16 mph – 18 mph
    Cruiser Group = 14 mph – 16 mph
  • Riders have 3 or 4 distance options. The groups usually divide up as:
    30-37 miles (Everyone)
  • 40- 45 miles (Cruiser & Super Cruiser Group)
    50-65 miles (Cruiser, Super Cruiser Group, Fitness & Warp speed riders)
    75-100 miles (Check Groups Going OUT - Fitness & Warp speed riders)
  • Fitness & Warp Rides do not stop for mechanical problems as a group. Riders should use the “buddy system” to prevent riding alone.
  • Ride following traffic rules for cyclists.
  • Ride at your own risk.
  • A parent or guardian must accompany children under 16.



SCCC INFORMAL RIDES
What are informal rides all about?
Usually rides are INFORMAL when an out of town or big charity-type ride are scheduled at the same time. Informal rides provide a way for people not
participating in one of these other rides to ride as a group to improve ride
safety and have more fun than riding alone.

  • No designated route. Group decides.
  • No designated distance. Group decides.
  • No leader. Group rules!
  • Ride following traffic rules for cyclists.
  • Ride at your own risk.
  • A parent or guardian must accompany children under 16.

    Beginning Club Riders be Prepared to:
    • Fix a flat on your own. Bring a spare tube that fits your bike tire and a pump or CO2 cartridge to fill up.
    • Make sure your tires are in good shape and not dry rotted or have cuts.