There's a friendly group of folks who ride out of Planetary Cycles on Sat & Sun. Saturday's ride is about 40+ miles at a 17 to 22 mph clip. As many as 20+ folks show up for that ride. Sunday's ride is smaller (usually 6 to 12 riders), shorter and slower at around 30 miles at 15 to 20 mph. Both rides are inside the loop and end up with either breakfast at La Madeline in the Village on Saturday or Whole Foods/Starbucks on Bellaire on Sunday. Saturday ride start is 7:00 and Sunday is 7:30. Both leave pretty promptly. Saturday's group trends a bit younger than the Sunday ride but both rides have a great group of folks, many from the medical center/academic environment.
Since you're going to be in Spring Valley (that's on the west side near I-10 right?) you might look around and see what West Side Cycles has going on for any of those days. They come thru my neighborhood and always seem to have an impressive group though I've only riden with them once years ago.
(Planetary Cycles is located just inside I-610 at the northwest corner of South Braeswood and Stella Link)
Last edited by dougInTexas; 07-15-08 at 09:40 AM.
Reason: Location of Planetary Cycles.