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Organizations That We Support


The SBC supports the following organizations whose work we admire. These organizations promote advocacy and awareness of bicycle riding at either the local or national level and we are proud to be able to help them in their efforts. 


Ride Illinois is a statewide, nonprofit, advocacy organization making Illinois better through biking. The organization presses for bike-friendly roads and trails, advocates for favorable legislation, and educates bicyclists and motorists to increase safety on Illinois roads.


Check out the RideIllinois website for numerous resources
RideIllinois Website

Bicycle Safety/Rules of the Road Resources

Smart Cycling videos presented by the League of American Bicyclists will help you understand how to ride safely, improve comfort, find the right bike and gear, and your rights as a bicyclist. 

Smart Cycling Videos

Bicycling Street Smarts: Riding Confidently, Legally and Safely

This compact tutorial will increase your safety and confidence while bicycling on any road or path, whether you are a beginner or expert.

Bicycling Street Smarts

A list of practical tips on the ins and outs of bicycle commuting.

Commuting by Bicycle

Springfield Area Bicycling Map 

Created by Ride Illinois with input from the Springfield Bicycle Club, this map suggests routes for bicycle travel throughout the Springfield area.

Active Transportation Page –
A comprehensive resource where you can find information about biking, walking and running in Sangamon County.

Springfield Bicycle Advisory Council - 2021 Bike/Pedestrian Count
If you were biking or walking in Springfield in May and passed somebody scribbling on a clipboard, you made history as part of the first bike/pedestrian count in Springfield. The tabulated results illustrate that Springfield residents take advantage of warm May days to cycle and walk, particularly on Springfield’s bicycle and multi-use trails.

The first-ever bike count was undertaken by the Springfield Bicycle Advisory Council (SBAC) in May to establish a baseline count for people biking or walking in Springfield.  More than two dozen volunteers conducted the study at 31 sites around the city, counting people riding bikes and people walking or running, noting the direction of travel and turning actions.  The data will be used to help determine future bicycle infrastructure needs.

SBAC Bike Count Press Release

Bike Count Tables - May 2021