Feb 23, 2018 by Cool Cat

Weekly Rides

Join us for our weekly rides!
Saturday 7:30am - Fast Experienced Road Cyclists ride, 30-40 miles, 18mph
Saturday 12:30pm Family Ride - ride for anyone on any bike, kids in trailers and on bikes without training wheels are welcome! 4-8 miles, relaxed pace
Sunday 8:00am Fast Experienced Cyclists ride, 30-40 miles, 18mph>
Sunday 3pm Dad's Ride - dads and kiddos on bikes and in trailers, 10-20 miles depending on the route, medium relaxed pace (kids friendly)
Looking Forward To Riding With You!

Feb 19, 2018 by Cool Cat

Route to Food Truck at Cinco West

This is what your route would be on trails to Cinco West from the shop. All protected, separated trails, only short segment is unpaved. Sooo much fun, specially, if your destination is Local Food Truck party :)

Feb 8, 2018 by Cool Cat

We'd like to help you ride Kate's Ride

We would like to let our customers know about Kate's Ride, and we will pay for the first three riders participation. Kate's Ride is an organized MS150 training ride and benefits individuals living with spinal cord injuries, their families, and organizations that help them. This cause is very close to our hearts as we know people who sustained such injuries; also one of us at Cool Cat Cycles had a severe back injury and just by sheer luck was saved from damaging their spinal cord. The date is Sunday, Feb 25 2018, Start is 8am, the distances are 22 miles, 33 miles, 45 miles, and 60 miles. The ride will start at Sealy. For more information call us at the shop or come take the flyer. To be sponsored by Cool Cat Cycles, RSVP to katya@coolcatcycles.com First three riders entrance fees will be paid by us.

Feb 1, 2018 by Cool Cat

SAVE THE DATE FOR A FREE BIKE CLINIC!

So you have a bike, you love to ride regularly, but something on your bike doesn't seem to work right - may be, it gets harder to bring bike to stop, or your bike sounds strange when rolling, or your saddle seems to be misalligned. May be you just bought your first nice bike and you'd like to know how to take care of it. If you feel like this describes you, then you are welcome to our first Free Bike Maintanance Clinic for all. We will teach you basics of bike mechanics and give you the skills required for diagnosing main issues with your bike and doing basic repairs (including changing flats) at home. See the flyer for details.

Jan 31, 2018 by Cool Cat

UPDATE: RIDES RIDES RIDES

We will repeat the routes from last week when the rides were cancelled due to incremental weather. Join us for upcoming weekend rides (see posters below) - an MS150 Training Ride and Family Ride For All. For a fast intermediate-advanced road ride contact us at katya@coolcatcycles.com for details.

Jan 22, 2018 by Cool Cat

Connectivity and Commuting in Cinco Ranch

In the past 5 years Cinco Ranch subdivisions have seen a lot of effort from local citizens and district management to improve the infrastructure by adding new trails and building connections to existing paths. Considering the proximity of many businesses to neighborhoods along major arteries like Mason Rd, Fry Rd, Wesheimer Pkwy, Peek Rd, and Cinco Ranch Blvd, bike commuting makes perfect sense - by choosing a bike vs car for commute in Cinco, we do not add to pollution, do not add to existing traffic or to already overflown parking. We simply run our errands while exercising at the same time, we improve community connections by seeing our neighbors faces and not windows of vehicles, and we even increase revenue for small businesses who operate along our routes. A major development to assist us in our daily commute and make it even safer and more enjoyable for all would be an addition of several paved bike-and-hike trails. We are very excited to learn that there is a huge interest in building a bike trail along US 99 connecting Cinco Ranch Blvd and Westheimer Pwky. Another project extends a Peek bayou trail southeast in the direction of Katy Mills. A very exciting opportunity is in connecting Cinco Ranch Highschool trail to a newly build Katy Boardwalk park, which is expected to be finished as soon as March of this year! All of the projects mentioned above are either approved and financed, or will be approved very soon. As a bike shop focusing on commuting and encouraging all people to ride bikes, we will be closely following these and other projects and advocate for increased mobility on two feet or two wheels rather than four! Look out for a notice of an organized shop ride along some of these new projects, we'd love you to see them with your own eyes and join us in spreading the word!

Jan 14, 2017 by Cool Cat

WEEKDAY RIDES

Several friends of the shop have expressed their availability to ride on week days, so we will be starting weekday morning training beginner rides as soon as it warms up. We will leave the shop between 8:00-10:00 for an hour ride to GBP and back. Send us a message at katya@coolcatcycles.com to let us know what works best. Looking forward to riding with you all!

Jan 7, 2017 by Cool Cat

MS150 Rides

We are happy to announce we will be hosting MS150 Training Rides for absolute beginners or those who have been out of commission for some time and would like to get back in shape for longer and faster road rides. To make rides very safe for everyone, we will be riding of long flat paved stretches of George Bush Park for initial conditioning. We are happy to organize rides on any days of the week, most definitely on weekends, and would love adding a weekday ride for those with flexible schedules. Before we make a decision on time of the rides, please send us a message at katya@coolcatcycles.com to let us know the most convenient times for you, and we'll choose something that works well for everyone.

Jan 6, 2018 by Cool Cat

How We Ride to Cinco Ranch Library

We can proudly say that we have never driven a car to our public library, and have only been using our bikes to get there and back! Today we didn't have to carry many heavy books so our backpacks and bags were sufficient. On days when we have many books to carry, we might take a trailer or a bike with a rear rack and and rack bags. Next time you go to a public library in Cinco Ranch, consider riding your bike there instead, there are many trails that lead there, and the Library has a bike rack.

Jan 4, 2018 by Cool Cat

Weekend Rides

This weekend we will host two rides - a family library ride with kids (all ages, 3 miles total) and a longer ride (16-18 miles) to Scate Park in George Bush Park (older children, adults). Join the ride that fits you best or do both :) !

Dec 31, 2017 by Cool Cat

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Check out this video of our New Year Family Ride! It has been our pleasure to meet you all and to share our passion for cycling and our love for this community! Happy and Safe Riding, and looking forward to riding with you in 2018!

Dec 13, 2017 by Cool Cat

Bike Houston Event and Grand Opening
(details are under the Flyer)

This coming Saturday, Dec 16, we will celebrate our Grand Opening with a Ride to George Bush Park for a Bike Houston Road Safety Awareness Event! Click Bike Houston Event for more! We will leave the Shop at 8:45am, ride to George Bush Park and participate in testing the visibility of cyclists from the point of view of truck drivers! Cemex is providing two trucks for this experiment, and the first 150 participants will get a LED light and water bottles as gifts! Looking forward to seeing you all at the shop and at the ride!

Dec 7, 2017 by Cool Cat

Family Library Ride

How do you usually get to your public library? We at Cool Cat Cycles do it on bikes! Come this Saturday, Dec 9 at 12pm to our shop, we will show you how to safely and easily get to Cinco Ranch Library on a bike. You will excercise while getting your intellectual needs met - how awesome! We'll get there on trails, check out fun books, let the kids rest, and ride back to the shop to have hot chocolate.

Dec 3, 2017 by Cool Cat

Sunday Streets Come to Eldridge Parkway

Sunday Streets Campaign started in Houston 4 years ago, and since then every month on Sunday one of the neighborhoods closes down its major street for vehicular traffic and invites all other types of wheels - bikes, roller blades, skateboards, and walkers to walk the road. On Dec 3, Sunday Streets came to Eldridge Pkwy, and Cool Cat Cycles just had to visit! We were represented by the youngest member of our team who enjoyed riding on temporary bike lane and meeting Santa!

Nov 14, 2017 by Cool Cat

Oldest Bianchi Bike Around

Being the only official Bianchi dealer in Katy, West Houston, and beyond, we are super proud to have this beautiful original Bianchi folding bike from 1960s! The bike was found, purchased, and restored by our Bike Technician Mike who has a passion for custom builds and bike estoration. Come to our shop to check this Bianchi out and see the rest of Bianchi bikes on our floor.

Nov 14, 2017 by Cool Cat

Service Station is Ready

Things are moving fast - we have our Service Station equipped and stocked up! In a few days we'll have our last shipment with spares and tools, and by weekend we will be ready to service most of the bikes brought to the shop. Our full-time Service Technician Mike will be able to do a same day service on most small and basic repairs. We are not officially open yet, but if you are nearby with a bike that needs service - stop by, we might be able to take care of you!

Nov 10, 2017 by Cool Cat

Check Out Our Sign!

Our sign has been installed!

So now, when you are riding, running, walking, or, in the worst case scenario, driving :-) along Peek Rd near Westheimer intersection, you will see a white cat riding a bike on the rooftop of Villagio Town Center. Even though we are not open yet, make sure to stop by and say hi, we are in the shop every day getting things ready to bring some awesome bikes, gear, and attitude to Cinco Ranch!

Nov 5, 2017 by Cool Cat

Opening Soon!

We are looking forward to seeing you at our Soft Opening! Come back to check date and time!

The work on our interior is almost completed, and while we are focusing on finishing touches, we are also busy stocking the shop with our best commuter and sportif gear. We have started stocking the Service Station, so our Technician is fully equipped to service any bike brought to the shop. The Opening Date is near, stay tuned for more updates!