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The Springfield Bicycle Club (SBC) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote bicycling and to provide a meeting ground for Springfield Illinois area bicyclists.

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2019 SBC Cycling Challenge

Challenge #4 Update

The fouth ride of the 2019 SBC Challenge series will be Sunday August 4th.

This ride starts at the Rochester Community Park Parking lot with distance options of 31, 56, and 100 miles.  Details in the August ride schedule.


Background of the SBC Cycling Challenge


This year's Challenge leaders are Larry and Vanessa Willmore. Thanks for stepping up, Larry and Vanessa! And kudos  and to Derek and Brigetta Ewing, who developed the Challenge series and led it for several years.  For more information about the Challenge, contact Larry & Vanessa at 494-6880 (mobile) or willranch@aol.com.

Each daily Challenge consists of a century (100 miles) ride with shorter ride options of approximately 25 miles and 50 miles.  The first four challenges are free and totally self supported. 

The Cycling Challenge ends with the signature event of the Capital City Century (CCC) on September 8th. This ultimate challenge features 25, 40, 62-mile metric, 100-mile century, and 125-mile double metric ride options.

The SBC Cycling Challenge takes you on low traveled roads and through small quiet towns.  Rest stops along the way might be the local mom and pop restaurant or a convenience store.  To help ensure that everyone has someone to ride with, there will be groups at all ride levels, and someone riding at the back of the 25-mile group to make sure no one gets left behind,

All riders who complete the series minimum of 3 rides are placed on the SBC Challenge Wall of Fame.  In addition you may receive a Gold, a Silver or a Bronze Award for all of your hard work in achieving your cycling goal.  Your mileage is recorded and a point awarded for each mile. (SBC members' TO and FROM miles can be counted as SBC ride miles but are not counted towards CHALLENGE totals.)

Criteria for awards:

Gold - 3 or more challenge rides and 375+ challenge miles
Silver - 3 or more challenge rides and 200-374 challenge miles
Bronze - 3 or more challenge rides and 125-199 total challenge miles

Awards will be distributed at the January 2020 SBC Awards Banquet.