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Spring Creek Greenway

  • 26-Nov-2022
  • 07:30 - 13:00
  • 20634 Kenswick Dr, Humble, TX 77338

Registration

  • Non-member attending an SCC ride
  • Sign up for this week's Long Ride (usually between 45-55 miles). Select a route length to give us an idea but you can change when you sign-in or even along the route.
  • Sign up for this week's Medium Ride (usually between 35-45 miles). Select a route length to give us an idea but you can change when you sign-in or even along the route.
  • Sign up for this week's Short Ride (usually between 25-35 miles). Select a route length to give us an idea but you can change when you sign-in or even along the route.
  • Sign up for this week's Long Ride (usually between 55 - 65 miles). Select a route length to give us an idea but you can change when you sign-in or even along the route.
  • Volunteer who will drive the trailer to and from the ride start. Must arrive with trailer by 7am.
  • Purchase food before the ride and bring to ride start.

    Set up registration table and help riders sign up for rides. Needs to arrive early enough to prepare own bike, kit and then mange the registration table.
  • Preferable someone who has experience of SAG duties and can organise the other SAG drivers along the routes.
  • One of the club officers or an ex officer is responsible for coordinating and executing the weekly ride. Usually the last person to leave once all riders have been accounted for and trailer has been packed.
  • Rest Stop Host are responsible for setting up and hosting a rest stop along the route. Once SAG has confirmed all riders have passed the Rest Stop the host can return to the Start location

All,

For our last 2022 ride we will have a scenic, leisurely affair, totally traffic-less, and very scenic!  The Spring Creek Greenway!  If you haven't seen it, is a hidden GEM in the Houston area.  It offers 14 miles of a very smooth, wide, greenway  path that rolls through gentile hills through shaded forests and overlooks the beautiful Spring Creek which resembles a small canyon over-look in some cases.

It is not very "Hammerhead" friendly so we advise against long pace lines and excessive speed.  Sometimes you just have to slow down and enjoy the ride & scenery.

If you look at the course, a single out & back will yield 32 miles but ride portions or all of the course, multiple times to gain extra mileage!

NOTE: The food purchaser / Sign in Host will also be a Rest stop host, at the starting location. This position will not be available for riding but will receive 3 points!

The Sag driver will double as a Rest Stop in the Far Park Area of....  Dennis Johnston Park

Only 1 real drawback to this scenario  If you have an unfixable mechanical, you'd have to walk to the nearest place that a sag could get to you as vehicles can not drive on the trail Could be a mile or 2 in some cases.  Ensure that you have a working phone.

Arrive early (7:30am) to ensure enough time to get your gear ready and hear the safety and ride announcements. We roll out at 8 am.

Please park at the Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center.  

There is plenty of shade and a restroom there.


Please study the maps on Ride with GPS, download files to your Navigation device and print a copy of Map and Turn instructions if you require paper copies.

COVID: For the safety of all riders and volunteers it is important that we all follow the guidelines. Whilst this is outside it is important to follow some basic rules. Please review the SCC Covid Guidelines


Volunteer Requirements
  • Equipment Managers must have a vehicle to haul a trailer to/from the ride. Vehicle must be 6 cyl or *3,000* lbs towing power
  • SAG, Rest Stop Host, OIC are required, please sign up early to help your club run smoothly.
  • Email volunteer@slbcycling.org with questions

PREPARATION: Make sure to prepare yourself during the week so Friday evening you can relax and sleep easy knowing you are ready for the training ride. Preparing yourself and your equipment will minimize the need for assistance during the ride. Bike - ABC Check

Be aware of your surroundings – Be observant and scan the horizon ahead. Slow down at turns as there maybe gravel/sand/debris on the side of the roads. Roads can often be slippery due to the morning mist.

Communication – It is very important to communicate with other riders when riding in a group. Call out- debris, gravel, loose sand, pot holes, train tracks, any hazard small or big, car up, car back! I

Pace line – One must be extra cautious while riding in a pace line. One mistake can cause a series of accidents! Only ride with people you know and trust. If you are joining a pace line announce yourself to the person in front. If you don’t know the person in front don’t ride close to their wheel, maintain a safe distance. Always be vigilant of the pace of the person in front of you and also your surroundings!

ParkingPlease park at the Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center.  

Weather Forecast for the Ride

Ride With GPS Route Map for Spring Creek Greenway

  • 1 Lap out & back - 32 Miles
To gain more miles, simply re-ride your favorite part of the route as a good deal of it is worth seeing twice!


    • Access RWG from your mobile device or through their website. sign in to your RWG account. All SCC members should register the first time on the Ride With GPS Slb Cycling Club site to access the routes which are only visible to Members:  This link provides an auto Join to the SCC Club account.
      • If you already have a RWG account then sign-in
      • If you do not have a RWG account then create one. You only need the starter (free) account
        • Members do NOT have to ask to be a friend of any one else's personnel RWG account to access the SCC routes
        • Members do NOT have to have a paid RWG account to access the SCC routes
    • RWG provides route output in multiple formats especially for digital GPS devices (Garmin, Wahoo etc) and also mobile Apps for iPhone and Android.
      1. The format for GPS devices includes the Turn by Turn indications using the TCX or FIT formats. Check the best format for your device.
      2. The RWG mobile Apps provide Voice Navigation and Offline Maps with no need to use data whilst riding. The Voice and Notification for navigation still works with the screen off. Users can install the RWG App on their device, sign in with their RWG account (created above). The SCC Events and Routes will automatically appear under My Club when published.
    • RWG is NOT being used for Event sign-up, Members must still register for each ride on the SCC webpage.


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