May is National Bicycle Month
SBC and its partner organzations are holding some great activities during National Bicycle Month, includng Bike to Work Week activities May 13th-17th, a Group Commute and Ride of Silence on May 15th, and a presentation on making Springfield a more bike-friendly city by Ed Barsotti of LIB on May 28th!
- The Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission and Springfield Bicycle Advisory Council (SSCRPC) have once again teamed up with several area organizations and businesses to put out a challenge to employers in Sangamon County to encourage employees to leave their cars at home and bike, walk, run, or take the bus to work during Bike to Work Week. More information is available on the SSCRPC website and on page 2 of the May Quick Release (QR) newsletter.
- On Wednesday, May 15th there will be a group bicycle commute
starting from Washington Park at 7:30 a.m. Later on
May 15th club riders will join the Ride of
Silence starting at the State Capitol Visitors Center at 7 p.m.
See the May ride schedule for more information about both rides.
- The Making of a Bike Friendly Town - on Tuesday, May 28th we will welcome Ed Barsotti, Executive
Director of the League of Illinois Bicyclists to discuss the national trend of cycling as a transportation alternative and what
it takes for cities like Springfield to catch the momentum.
6:30 -8:00, Lincoln Library Carnegie Room. See page 6 of the May QR for details.
SBC Cycling Challenge
The SBC Cycling Challenge continues in May. The May 19th event will offer mileage options 28, 53, or 102 miles.
Capital City Century, September 8, 2013
Volunteers are already at work planning this year's Capital City Century which will take place as always on the first Sunday after after Labor Day: September 8th, 2013. In addition to having a new venue we will have a 2013 CCC commemorative jersey for sale. Orders will reopen on or about June 18th so check back for information.
Online registration is now open at the special Early Bird rates.