About

GENERAL INFORMATION


Corpus Christi Cycle Club is a 501C3 registered charity.

Through this website, you can find rides and cycling groups specifically geared to cycling in the Corpus Christi area. If your a new rider or experienced cyclist, this site will help you find the best ride for you.

Corpus Christi Cycle Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to cycling and cycling-related activities for road riders (Roadies), recreational cyclists, mountain bike enthusiasts and BMX’ers.  Our members have varied interests and abilities, ranging from simple bike rides and cruises to road racing and distance events to off road trail rides, mountain biking, and racing.

One of our main goals in the formation of this club is to allow cyclists and other cycling groups and organizations to stay in contact with one another to promote cycling in the greater Corpus Christi region.

Corpus Christi Cycle Club offers scheduled rides nearly every day of the week, and non-members are welcome on any ride. Most of our road rides are focused to the Corpus Christi and surrounding areas of South Texas. Distances can range from 25 miles to 100 miles.

We are always looking  for new routes and new people to meet!  Our club offers a great venue to participate in various rides at every level of interest.  If you are new to the area and want to participate in local group rides, non-members and guests are welcome.  Helmets are required on all rides.

Please read our mission statement.

If you live in the Corpus Christi and surrounding areas and would like to get involved with our group and participate in scheduled events, tours and organized cycling events, please sign up as a member to our non-profit organization.  By joining our organization,  members will have the opportunity to get local shop discounts, participate in local club events , club tours and much more.  We also are insured for all of our events.  We  have scheduled meetings once monthly, so if you want to participate in our organization, please come to our meetings and bring a friend!  Most of our meetings are social in nature.

If your interested in joining our organization and becoming a member, please visit our membership page for more information.  Our yearly membership fee is $25 (student), $35 (Individual) and $45 (family).

If you are a new rider or cycle enthusiast to the Corpus Christi area, you will want to visit the IQUACK Southside Cycling community to get your  first taste of group rides.  This group will introduce you to the etiquette and experience of group riding for first time riders.  Most of our group rides are scheduled and all riders are welcome.  A ride leader is usually available to get you familiar with the course and ride varieties.  Most of our rides cover flat terrain, but some courses have small hills in the mix.  Most all of our rides are “no drop” rides and “no one left behind”.  One of our group leaders will direct you to the proper ride based on your abilities.

CLUB INFORMATION


Corpus Christi Cycle Club
3925 Castle Knoll
Corpus Christi, Texas 78410

Yearly membership dues: $25 (student), $35 (Individual), $45 (Family)

The club schedules regular weekly and weekend rides. Other special events are scheduled throughout the year and will be annonced through ‘the quickrelease’ newsletter and announcements. You can get on our mailing list for general announcement’s concerning ride time changes, etc.  However, only our members will get exclusive e-mail notifications of special events, meetings and other material deemed MEMBERS ONLY.  To get ALL of our e-mail information and stay fully connected to our group, please sign up through our membership page.  You can also check this site regularly for updates on special events.  We encourage riders to become members of the club to take advantage of our club member benefits.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS


Paid Corpus Christi Cycling Club (CCCC) Membership Benefits include:

  • Automatically included to CCCC’s email List and ‘the quickrelease’ newsletter that provides important team news and announcements including exclusive information about receptions, celebrations, seminars, group pictures, group vacation, clinics, and other events.
  • Insurance for members on CCCC designated organized group rides.
  • Participation in CCCC weekly group rides and other organized rides.
  • Support and Gear (SAG) for our monthly group ride which also includes food and beverages.
  • Order or win custom team apparel and merchandise at team meetings and events.
  • Discounts at Local Bike Shops such as The Pedal and Bay Area Bicycles.
  • Opportunities to support the cycling community by participating and organizing cycling events such as:

- Conquer the Coast
- Hurricane 100
- Tony Balboa Annual Memorial Ride
- Mathis ride
- Ride of Silence
- Cycle Kids program
- Scheduled out of town group rides and events
- Club Individual Time Trials
- and much more!

  • and above all, lifelong friendships!

FAQ


Q. How do I join?

A. Please go to our online membership page and pay the membership fee. You can pay through paypal directly on our site or send a check. Please send your check to the address above titled ‘club information’. Afterwards, you are considered an official member and are encouraged to join any of the group rides and events the team has available.

Q. If I sign up on the mailing list, will I get ALL the the information sent out to members as a non-member?

A. The mailing list is for non-members only. They will receive some e-mail information on ride time changes and be invited to some special events hosted by the club in order to join our club. However, as a member, you will receive ALL electronic information and communications posted to our club members. This will include special ‘member’s only’ rides and events, which we have many during the year. It also includes many communications we provide concerning local government projects concerning cycling and how that impacts our community. Plus, by signing up as a member rather than just getting on our e-mail list, you are providing local support that will positively affect cycling in our city!

Q. What happens after I become a member?

A. You are encouraged to participate (by cycling or volunteering) in any team rides or events. Please continue to check the website for upcoming events and the current schedule for organized team rides.

Be sure to always check our club CALENDAR , MESSAGE BOARD, club PHOTOS and FACEBOOK page for more club information and news.  You can also visit our LATEST POSTS page for the latest club posts and past posts and events.

Q. Do I have to race?

A. Racing is optional. Many members choose to do recreational cycling instead of racing.

Q. What do I need to take on a ride?

A. You can have a small seat pack to carry items in and we recommend the following list of things to have on the bike with you every time you ride:

  • Helmet (required)
  • Water bottle(s)
  • Sunscreen
  • Tire repair kit with patches and tire levers (know how to use these items)
  • A spare tube
  • A small tool kit (small crescent wrench, full set of Allen wrenches, a flat and Phillips screw driver)
  • A frame pump or some means to inflate a flat tire.
  • Spare money (for water, snacks or emergency phone calls.
  • Some sort of identification card, licence or ROAD ID in case of emergency.
  • Energy snacks or gel
  • Lights (if riding early morning or in the evening).  Most riders will use lights even during day riding.

Q. What are some of the common safety rules when riding with the team?

A. See the safety section below

SAFETY


The following safety rules are mandatory!

  • Helmets are required on all CCCC rides
  • All CCCC are supported rides but please be well equipped
  • Carry plenty of water, and be sure to drink often during hot weather
  • Carry spare tubes, pump or CO2, and tools
  • Carry an emergency info card or ROAD ID.
  • Bicycles are legal vehicles on the road, and are required to obey all traffic laws
  • Stop at stop-signs and traffic lights
  • Use hand signals when making turns
  • Ride as far to the right as safely possible; never more than two abreast
  • Go to single-file when necessary; do not obstruct riders
  • Point out hazards such as potholes and gravel
  • And remember to RIDE SAFE AND HAVE FUN!

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