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!

Spring Forward 2015 Ride Time Changes

Spring Forward 2015  Ride Time Changes

Can you believe we’re already here? With the late season winter blast, we sometimes forget that Spring will come and bring with it all the great riding of the season. Rally’s, club rides, events and best of all – short sleeve jerseys. First thing on the agenda. The time change is Sunday, March 8th. What do I do, you say? Same questions every year – do I Spring forward , fall back or just give up for another day? That’s right. Same options as always. You can move your clock ahead an hour before you go to bed OR set your alarm for 2am, get up and change all the clocks...

STCC “Just Ride Your Bike” for Diabetes Research

STCC “Just Ride Your Bike” for Diabetes Research

What if you could be a key participant in an event that is a major fundraiser for research to find a cure for a disease that almost surely is affecting someone you know? What if your total contribution to that effort is to “ Just Ride Your Bike ”? One of your fellow members approached us with a wonderful event concept, and we are EXCITED! Under the auspices of the JDRF , Shawnee Trail Cycling Club is holding a month long event giving our members a chance to raise much needed funds to support the JDRF in their fight to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. What do you, as a member, have to...

Why a Club Supported Group Ride? Things to consider

Why a Club Supported Group Ride? Things to consider

In recent years, there has been a trend of using social media sites like Facebook, Meetup, Twitter and other platforms to organize rides and social gatherings for cyclists. This has been a boon to cycling and no one would want to discourage friends and small groups from getting together for the purpose of riding their bikes. However, more and more we are seeing these social outings grow into full blown group rides, attempting to emulate the controlled and safe rides of organized clubs, like Shawnee Trail Cycling Club (STCC). Don’t be fooled into thinking that you can have the same worry free...

STCC at work in The Colony

STCC at work in The Colony

In August, it was proposed to your Board of Directors that Shawnee Trail Cycling Club expand our investment in the surrounding communities where membership is growing and we frequent our rides. Given the wonderful relationship between our club and both the City of The Colony and the great people at Matthews Southwest , owners of The Tribute Lakeside Golf and Resort Community , it only made sense for Shawnee Trail CC to give back and show our appreciation for their support. In that light, the Board approved the adoption of a stretch of Lebanon Rd that we are all too familiar with, the go zone to...

It's a Rally, not a...

Occasionally, we at STCC like to remind cyclists to take a breath, relax and just enjoy a long ride with friends. Often individuals or groups do things on the bike that may sound fun, but in the end are dangerous to both the cyclist and those around them. One of the things that is frequently brought to our attention is the behavior of some cyclists in events known as Bicycle Rally's. What is a Bicycle Rally? For those of you that aren't aware, a bicycle rally is an event for cyclists, generally hosted as a fundraiser by a local community or organization. Bicycle Rally's usually offer routes from...

Notes from a Novice #5: Shift is NOT a 4-Letter Word - Part 2

Notes from a Novice #5: Shift is NOT a 4-Letter Word - Part 2

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The Five 0

The Five 0

Shawnee Trail CC now has a regular 50-60 mile ride at a C Pace (15-17mph). Five 0 rolls out at about the same time as our other Saturday rides so come ready to hit the road. This ride has several routes, ranging from 50-60 miles with moderate hills, making the ride a challenge, but not overwhelming. Come work on your fitness, group riding skills and meet some wonderful people that love to just ride their bikes. For questions about the ride, email ride@shawneetrailcyclingclub.com Club Waiver Policy Wheels Down [ Visit our Ride Summary Page for Start Times ] Distance 50-60 miles Ride Rating 2C Ride...

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...

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...