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!

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...

The Five 0

The Five 0

This ride finally has identification. You, our members have chosen to tag this ride as the Five 0. We now have a regular 50-60 mile ride at a C Pace (15-17mph). It will leave at 8am, so come prepared to roll. This ride is 50-60 mi with a moderate hills, making the ride a challenge, but not overwhelming. I think you’ll enjoy the mostly smooth and very safe routes. 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 8:00 a.m. Distance...

Bike Friendly America, North Texas Style!

Let's hope this is the first of many communities in North Texas to be recognized for their efforts! The City of Frisco made an announcement at the Parks & Rec Board meeting Thursday night, letting them know that Frisco has been named to the list of cities receiving Honorable Mention recognition as a Bike Friendly Community from the League of American Bicyclists. This list is very TOUGH to make - Frisco joins Fort Worth as the only other North Texas community to receive Bike Friendly recognition. Its been a lot of work and the city is very much leading the charge for this, with the anticipation...

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...

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...

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...