STCC 3 Cities Novice Ride
We hope you’ll join us this Saturday (and every Saturday) for our official ride for those that are new or infrequent cyclists and want a pace and distance that’s designed for you to enjoy and grow.
The routes are approximately 20 miles with an average pace of 10-14 mph, dependent on the composition of the group. The routes are designed with minimal hills and traffic, making for a ride all can enjoy. If you want to pull your children in a trailer, they're welcome as well as long as you can maintain the 10-14 mph average (please, no animals in trailers or otherwise).
Due to construction of FM720, the Little Elm route will be off the schedule for a few weeks
This is being done to ensure the safety of the cyclists
|Wheels Down||8:30 am|
Anne Bartholet Amy Puckett
|Start Location||Start Locations [click here]|
You say you don’t know what an “average pace” is? That means that when you get to the end of your ride, with all the faster downhills and slower uphills, stop signs and anything else you might encounter – you have averaged that 10-14 miles per hour. If you're still not sure and want to know more about group rides and using the bicycle on our streets and roads, we recommend you attend one of our monthly GRO (Group Ride Orientation) classes.
Our rides are ALL no drop, from the slowest paced to the fastest. We never leave anyone behind, so if you find yourself in distress, you’ll look over and have at least one member by your side to ensure you get home safely.
What does the “3 Cities” part of the ride title mean? As our club has grown, we’ve seen a distinct need for this pace ride to introduce group cycling and use of our streets to an ever increasing number of cyclists. As you can imagine, this is not limited to any one city, so we’ve decided to have the start of this ride roam between communities – starting with three of the cities closest to each other in this area. Beginning with Frisco and followed by The Colony and Little Elm, this group will get to ride streets and meet fellow cyclists that our other groups might miss. As the need arises, we may expand this ride to other surrounding cities. In the meantime - Come Ride with Us!
You’re not required to be a member of Shawnee Trail Cycling Club to ride. All you need to do is bring your bike, your helmet and a smile – we’ll help you with the rest.
Note: ALL Shawnee Trail Cycling Club rides are "no drop". This means we will ensure that everyone gets an escort home. If you become distressed on one of our rides, we may send the rest of the group ahead and help you in - no cyclist intentionally gets left behind.
Little Elm Route
Little Elm Start Location: Little Elm Park, Little Elm, Tx
The Colony Route
The Colony Start Location: BB Owen Elementary School, 5640 Squires Drive, The Colony, TX 75056
Frisco Start Location: Wingspan Parking Lot (NE corner of Warren & Dallas North Tollway), Frisco, TX 75035