bike-club-inside-page.jpgWhen TSU Alumni Melvin Hurd (right) (B.S. Pharmacy, '97), and James Wilson (B.S. Technology, '96) began a bicycling club with fellow alumni, they hoped to find an escape from the endlessly clogged freeways of Houston. But what they discovered along the way was the route to wellness, service and lifelong

Who they are:  The Texas Southern University Alumni
Cycling Club

WHY THEY FORMED THE CLUB:  James Wilson decided to form the club in 2013 to promote comradery and healthy living among TSU alumni, former students, faculty and staff. The TSU Bike Club is the first of its kind at an HBCU.

WHEN THEY MEET:  The club meets weekly on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, as well as Saturday mornings.

WHERE THEY RIDE LOCALLY:  The bike club has multiple routes throughout the city, but frequents Angleton and Tom Bass Park. They also participate in the Tour de Houston and Spindletop Spin, which are both annual events held in the Houston area.

WHAT THEY DO:  The club brings alumni and former students together to ride in an effort to improve relations across all members in the National Alumni Association, raise money for charity, and to simply have fun!

Email Melvin Hurd at,
or call 713-557-6713 or James Wilson at