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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.

HomeNovember 2018 Ride Schedule

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Weekday Daytime Rides Check start times!
Monday through
Friday
10:00 a.m.
Morning Geezer Ride
Washington Park Pavilion on the South side of the park
Pete Gudmundson, 523-8200
Show-N-Go ride for retired geezers or those hoping to become geezers. No leader or map, but Pete can answer questions about this ride. NOTE: Riders occasionally change the start time due to weather and other considerations. Please call ahead.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
9:00 a.m.
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd
Show-N-Go
Weekday A/B Ride. The weekday ride is a No Drop Ride, but riders should be able to maintain speeds of 18-20 mph for 20 to 40 miles between stops. Usually includes a stop midway. For information about this ride, check Facebook at “Springfield IL Area Cycling” for updates.
Monday thru
Friday
10:00 a.m.
Daily Pana Trail Ride
Lake Taylorville parking lot, Rt 29
Pat Stephens, 287-7056
Show-N-Go along the Lincoln Heritage Trail. Turn in miles to the records keeper. There is no ride leader, but Pat may be able to answer questions about this ride.
Monday thru
Friday
Noon
IDOT, Lost Bridge Trail
Dirksen Parkway
Show-N-Go
ABC — Lunch Ride. Skip lunch and ride the trail. Riders may add a loop from Rochester. D riders are welcome to ride the trail but should be self-sufficient. Turn your miles in to the records keeper.
Monday thru
Friday
12:15 p.m.
Strike & Spare
Durkin & West Lawrence
Dave Ross 789-4823
BC — Westside Lunch Ride. We’ll hop on the Sangamon Valley Trail or head out into the country.

Monday thru
Friday
2:00 p.m.
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd
Tom Clark, 726-5560
Weekday BCD Club Ride. Show-N-Go. Ride the trails or go out in the country. Turn in miles to the records keeper. There is no ride leader, but Tom can answer questions about this ride.
Weekday Evening Rides Check start times!
Mondays
5:30 p.m.
Parking lot at east end of Wabash Trail by Sonic
Wabash Ave & Park St
Marty Celnick, 494-9967
BC — Show-N-Go from the east end of the trail at 5:30 p.m. Those riding from Parkway Pointe theater (Lindbergh Blvd & Robbins Rd) will start a few minutes earlier to allow time to meet up with those riding from Sonic. This ride will get you 16 miles from Sonic or 21 miles from Parkway Pointe. There is no ride leader, but Marty can answer questions about this ride. Lights required.
Tuesdays
5:30 p.m.
IDOT
Dirksen Pkwy & Ash St
Show-N-Go
BCD — Show-N-Go along the Lost Bridge Trail. Turn miles in to the club records keeper. Lights required.
Wednesdays 
5:45 p.m.
Sangamon Valley Trail
South End Parking Lot
Bunker Hill Rd
Show-N-Go
BC – Ride along the Sangamon Valley Trail to Stuart Park for 12 miles round-trip, add an airport loop for an extra 3 miles, or take the new extension north for up to 24 miles. Lights required.
Thursdays
5:30 p.m.
IDOT
Dirksen Pkwy & Ash St
Show-N-Go
Show-N-Go along the Lost Bridge Trail. Turn miles in to the club records keeper. Lights required.
Monday through Friday
5:30 p.m.
Pana Trail, Lake Taylorville parking lot, Route 29
Charlie Witsman, 299-7038
Show-N-Go – Ride the Lincoln Heritage Trail. Turn in miles to the club records keeper. Call Charlie if you need information about trail conditions or directions. Lights required.
Weekend Daytime Rides
9:00 a.m.

NOTE: location and time may vary (see Facebook page)
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd
Show-N-Go
Weekend AB Ride. This ride is intended for extremely strong and competitive riders with expert bike handling skills. Expect riders to be self-sufficient and to maintain speeds of 19+ mph for extended distances using pace lines. Riders will agree on a destination and determine a route at the time of the ride. Developmental A- and B-riders are welcome, but they should be self-sufficient or accompanied by an experienced rider. For information about upcoming rides, join the Springfield IL Area Cycling group on Facebook.
Saturdays and Sundays
11:00 a.m.

Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd
Show-N-Go
Weekend BCD Ride. Hit the trails or go out in the country. If the trail is not clear and dry but the roads are, start from west end parking lot on Robbins Road. Turn in your miles to the club records keeper. D riders can ride the trails but should be self-sufficient.
Scheduled Rides and Events Check start times!
Wednesday
November 7
7:00 p.m.
NOTE TIME
Residence
2301 Sangamon Avenue
Ken Anderson, 522-3876
NC –SBC Board Meeting. All SBC members are invited to attend the board meeting.
Sunday
November 4
9:00 a.m.
Papo’s Café
3290 West Iles Avenue
Jordan Litvak, 971-8836
BC – Join Jordan on a 40-mile ride averaging 15-17 mph to test out your cool weather gear and layering techniques. Socialize after the ride over coffee, tea, or hot chocolate (cost not included).
Saturday
November 10
9:00 a.m.
Stuart Park
Winch Road north of Route 97 and Veteran’s Parkway
Scott Sievers, 801-2873
BC – Scott will lead this 25-mile ride over mild terrain.
Wednesday
November 14
5-7 p.m.
Engrained Brewery & Restaurant (next to Scheels)
1120 West Lincolnshire Blvd.
Scott Sievers, 801-2873
NC –November Socializer. Reflect on your 2018 cycling victories and defeats while looking forward to 2019. Mix and mingle with your biking buddies over free appetizers. Cash bar.
Saturday
November 17
10:00 a.m.
Residence
2411 Knoxville Drive
Shayla Pfaffe, 836-3301
B – Pfollow Pfaffe (rhymes with coffee) for about 30 mostly pflat miles.
Thursday
November 22
9:00 a.m. – noon
Picnic Shelter
Washington Park
1500 S Grand Ave West
Show-N-Go
Show-N-Go –Annual Thanksgiving Day Cold Duck Ride. Join the Springfield Road Runners Club for this 20+ year tradition for both clubs. Ride laps in the park and turn in miles to the club records keeper.
Friday
November 23
9:00 a.m.
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd
Holiday AB Ride. See Weekend AB Ride description.
Friday
November 23
11:00 a.m.
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd
Show-N-Go
Show-N-Go – The day after Thanksgiving is a state holiday, so ride the trails or go out in the country on this club BC ride. Turn in your miles to the club records keeper. D riders can ride the trail but should be self-sufficient.
Other Area Rides & Events
Springfield area bike shops and other entities sponsor or host a number of rides and events each year. When we receive requests to help publicize these activities, we’ll post them in this new section of the QR. NOTE: ‘Other area ride’ miles count for club miles, as they are organized rides.
Sunday
November 18
10:00 a.m.
Hand of Fate Brewing Company
107 E. Douglas Ave.
Petersburg, IL 62675
Dirty Petersburg Gravel Ride. This is a fully self-supported ride with 30-, 40-, and 50-mile routes. There are no water or food stops or route markings, but there will be maps and GPS downloads available. Return to the brewery after the ride for food and beverages. Follow Spin City Cycles on Facebook for any developments on this ride.
Friday
November 30
5:30 p.m.
Capitol Area Visitor’s Center
College & Edwards Streets
(lot entrance on Edwards)
Alan Escobar, 638-9523
Critical Mass Ride. Ride for about 1 hour at a slow pace. Suitable for all bikes. Critical Mass is a worldwide event held the last Friday of every month. All riders are welcome to join in a celebration of riding bicycles. Why? Because bikes are fun!