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Every September, we look forward to hosting around 500 riders of all levels from around the midwest to explore the Springfield countryside by bicycle. Unfortunately, after evaluating the current situation surrounding COVID-19 and the need to maintain the safety of our riders and the viability of the community we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 48th Annual Capital City Century until September 12, 2021. To ensure the health and well-being of everyone involved, we feel strongly the postponement is the best course of action to take at this time. We greatly appreciate your patience as we have been putting the plan into place. It is important that we carefully work through our next steps with the many community partners, volunteers, and organizations involved.

We are pleased to let you know that we will be doing the 2020 planned route in 2021. It is a wonderful route and we know how much everyone was looking forward to it.

Online registration for the 2021 Capital City Century will open on January 1, 2021. For those who have already registered, your registration will be deferred to 2021. If you have questions you can email



The Springfield Bicycle Club is proud to present the 48th edition of the Capital City Century (CCC), one of the oldest and most popular recreational bicycle rides in Illinois. Join us for a scenic, one-day ride on low-traffic roads in Sangamon and Christian County, Illinois. Beginner or seasoned cyclist, there's a distance for everyone. Fuel up at one of our aid stations, and enjoy peace of mind knowing that SAG support is just a text away in the event of a mechanical issue. After your ride, get your picture taken with Abe Lincoln to commemorate the day, and sit down to a post-ride meal.

Proceeds from the CCC help the Springfield Bicycle Club fund local bicycle advocacy, bicycle-friendly activities and charitable donations.

NEW FOR 2020

We’re excited to announce the following changes to the CCC for 2020:

New Venue
The CCC will start and finish at
Lincoln Land Community College.
5250 Shepherd Road
Springfield, IL 62794

This new location will provide ample parking and easy access to the course routes. After your ride, enjoy a post-ride meal served on campus. If traveling from out of town, there are hotels and restaurants conveniently located near the college campus near Interstate 55 and Toronto Road.

Packet Pickup and Pre-Ride Dinner
We're returning to Scheels Sporting Goods, 3801 S MacArthur Blvd, Springfield, IL 62711, for packet pickup from 4-7 on Saturday, September 12, along with a a dinner for registered riders.

Win a Trek Checkpoint!
Thanks to our Platinum Sponsor, Scheels Sporting Goods, for their generous donation of a Trek Checkpoint gravel bike (retail value $2,099.99). All registered riders will be entered in the drawing to win this bike. Drawing for the winner will be held Sunday afternoon. The winner need not be present to win.


Short Routes
25 miles
40 miles

Long Routes
62 miles
100 miles

125 miles


Saturday, September 12, 2020
5-7 PM
3801 S MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, IL 62711

Avoid ride-day lines and get your packet the evening before. Enjoy dinner hosted by our Platinum Sponsor, Scheels.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

6-9 AM
Menard Hall - LLCC Campus


Early Bird

Now - June 30

$35 short / $40 long 
(includes post ride meal, t-shirt, 1 ticket for bike raffle)


July 1 - August 14
$40 short / $45 long
(includes post ride meal, t-shirt, 1 ticket for bike raffle)
*last day for t-shirt is August 14

August 15 - Sept. 5
$45 short / $50 long
(includes post ride meal but NO t-shirt, 1 ticket for bike raffle)

Day of Event
$45 short / $50 long

(no post ride meal, no t-shirt, 1 ticket for bike raffle)


Scheels Packet Pickup and Pre-Ride Meal
Scheels SWAG and Catered Pasta Dinner Saturday, September 12

Event T-Shirt
One free "Next Level" brand event t-shirt is included with every individual registration  for those who register online through August 14. Additional t-shirts may be purchased online through that date, when the free t-shirt offer expires.

Post Pedal'n Party
A Post Pedal'n Party with catered food from Noon to 5:00 p.m. at Menard Hall is included in the cost of every Early Bird or Advanced CCC registration. Additional party-only tickets are available for purchase. Additional party-only tickets are available for purchase.

Bike Raffle
One entry into Checkpoint bicycle drawing.

SWAG bag with bib number.

Food stop in Edinburg, IL for 40-125 mile riders

Chip tracking for safety/SAG support by ItsRaceTime.

Detailed, marked routes.


Registration – discuss cutoff dates, price points, etc.

Saturday, September 12

1:00 PM   Historic Site Bike Tour
Riders are welcome to attend a free two-hour guided bicycle tour of historic sites that starts at 1:00 p.m. from the Capitol Complex Visitors Center, 425 S. College Street in Springfield.

5-7 PM  Packet Pickup at Scheels


Sunday, September 13


6:00-9:00  AM     Packet pickup at LLCC

6:30-9:30 AM     Scheels Bike mechanic stand open

7:00 AM     Mass Start for 100 and 125 mile ride

8:00 AM     Mass Start for 63 mile ride

9:00 AM     Mass Start for 25 and 40 mile Ride

11:00AM - 5:00 PM      Post ride meal