Shawnee Trail Cycling Club

Shawnee Trail Cycling Club

Shawnee Trail Cycling Club is one of the fastest growing cycling organizations in North Texas.  Based in Frisco, and serving the cycling populace of the surrounding communities,  Shawnee Trail Cycling Club is a community focused organization dedicated to the sport of cycling for fitness, recreation and the use of bicycles as an alternative, energy efficient, mode of transportation. 

Frisco, and all of North Texas have been known as a transportation mecca since the early 1800's.  Shawnee Trail Cycling Club is proud to be a part of this heritage, incorporating the evolution from horses and wagons to other forms of transportation, including bicycling.  If you want to know more about us and the original Shawnee Trail, [go here].

So, if you live in Frisco, Carrollton, The Colony, Little Elm, Prosper or any of the great cities of North Texas, come join us for a ride.  We guarantee you'll have a great time!

Join the National Bike Challenge! It’s free! It’s fun! For All!

Join the National Bike Challenge!  It’s free!  It’s fun!  For All!

Its official! If you live in Collin or Denton Counties, Shawnee Trail Cycling Club is your local host for the National Bike Challenge 2014! The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event held each year, operated by the League of American Bicyclists. This event is free and allows cyclists at all levels to record miles ridden and participate in a friendly competition against other cyclists, teams, communities, schools, counties and states. In our hosted area, there are approximately 1.5 million people and it includes the cycling centers of Corinth, Denton, Frisco, Lewisville, McKinney and Plano...

Stories for the Ages

You can depend on the Texas weather to give you stories to tell your children. First and foremost, everyone made it home safely from our ride although a few were a bit worse for wear. Some very fun times last night, but some that were also very frightening, especially towards the end. I realize this reads more like a blog than most of our posts, but I wanted to give our members a chance to share the experience. What a dramatic night! We had about 40 show up at the start of the Thursday Night Rider, hoping for one of those great post-storm evening rides. Even though the skies to the north and east...

Ride Parking Update for Cranky Tuesday

Beginning Tuesday, April 1st, our Cranky Tuesday will start from the NTEC center [ click here ] 6170 Research Rd, Frisco, Tx. This is right off Frisco St, just south of Eldorado. Please park on the west side of the building. Unfortunately, there are no restrooms onsite, so be sure to stop prior to getting to the ride. We are continuing to work on other start locations with facilities, but I think you'll find this is more than adequate. A thank you to those managing the facility and, as always, be respectful and leave the grounds as you found them. We are guests....

Mo's Quick Tips - Group Passing

Mo's Quick Tips - Group Passing

Group Passing In the past group riding tips, we focused on the group itself and the internal responsibilities of each rider to the group and riders in the same group. Another important element of group riding is how the group interacts with others external to the group. One of the most common interactions between cycling groups is when one is passing another. The first thing to consider is that there are varying levels of experience and competence among riders within any given group. This means that I may not have time to check to see how white their knuckles are to determine if I am passing a...

Notes from a Novice #5: Shift is NOT a 4-Letter Word - Part 1

Notes from a Novice #5: Shift is NOT a 4-Letter Word - Part 1

It’s been a while since my last blog. I’ve written and re-written this one and finally decided there was so much I wanted to talk about that I had to split it into two parts otherwise I didn’t think the reader could hang in. And Part 1 is still pretty long. So without further ado… When you bought your bike, you thought you would just get on and ride, right? Well if you bought a kid’s bike with a banana seat that brakes when you pedal backwards or a “fixie” (slang for a bike with one fixed gear) you would do just that. But you probably have 18-20 gears...

Safe wet road riding

Safe wet road riding

For those diehards that ride in all conditions and for the rest of us that may get caught in an unexpected downpour, these are few pointers and tips to consider and ensure a safe and fun ride. When there is moisture there is less control in all aspects of a group ride. The bikes do not behave the same nor the road or the people. Hold your line It is essential in group rides to hold your line regardless of the conditions. However, it becomes more crucial to not make sudden moves or unpredictable changes in wet conditions, since reactions times and their effects are slower. Handlebars Handlebars...

Cranky Tuesday Ride

Cranky Tuesday Ride

Does your cycling week ever put you on a roller coaster of emotions? You've spent the weekend on some fantastic rides with your bud's, but there's nothing on the calendar other than spinning and eating, or just eating, waiting on Wednesday and Thursday to roll around. By the time Tuesday arrives, you are in one bad, cranky mood. We've got the cure for that - you may show up on Tuesday looking like a sour puss at ride start, but there will be a huge smile on your face by the time you get back to the parking lot. LIGHTS REQUIRED!! We're adding the Cranky Tuesday Ride to our already brimming complement...

STCC Platinum Sponsor – CokerLegal--Family Lawyers

STCC Platinum Sponsor – CokerLegal--Family Lawyers

We are proud to present CokerLegal--Family Lawyers as a Platinum Sponsor of Shawnee Trail Cycling Club . Duane Coker and his wife, Louellen, have been members of Shawnee Trail Cycling Club since 2010 and are avid cyclists and athletes. They have decided to carry their love of sport directly to Shawnee Trail Cycling Club, contributing to our efforts to promote cycling of all forms through education and community involvement. CokerLegal first opened in Denton County in 1998 because they found the area to be a place that continues to embrace the traditional values of community. As they’ve grown...