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.
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
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.