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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.

HomeDecember 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 through 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, contact Derek Ewing at 624-2016; also check Facebook at “Springfield IL Area Cycling” for updates.
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.
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
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. Lights required.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
5:30 p.m.
Main Pavilion in Washington Park All Levels – Show-N-Go from the Pavilion counter-clockwise around Washington Park. Goals is to add base miles. 15-17 mph. Bring lights and extra lights, so we are visible for the runners. Contact Sean Walker on Facebook or call/text/email 217-652-5250 / vpspfldcycling.org for details.
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 – Show-N-Go along the Sangamon Valley Trail to Stuart Park for 12 mile RT, add an airport loop for an extra 3 miles, or take the SVT North for up to 24 miles. There is no ride leader. 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 A/B 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-riders and B-riders are welcome, but they should be self-sufficient or accompanied by an experienced rider. To receive information about upcoming rides, search “Springfield IL Area Cycling” on Facebook, then click on “Join Group.” Contact Derek Ewing at 624-2016 if you have any questions.
Saturdays and Sundays
(Except Dec. 24)
11:00 a.m.
NOTE TIME
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
December 5
7:00 p.m.
Residence
2301 Sangamon Avenue
Ken Anderson, 522-3876
NC – Board Meeting. All SBC members are invited to attend the board meeting.
Wednesday
December 12
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Engrained Bar and Grill
1120 W Lincolnshire
Springfield
NC – Complimentary Appetizers, Cash Bar
Tuesday
January 1
11:00 a.m.
Rock ‘N Roll Hardees
2501 Adlai Stevenson Dr
Marty Celnick, 522-4206
ABCD –New Year’s Day Ride. Ride for 10-25 miles. Start the new year by keeping your resolution to ride more miles!
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.
Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 a.m.
The SIMBA Weekend Shred at the Springfield Lake Trails MB - Join the Springfield Il Mountain Bike Association (SIMBA) for some trail rides at Lake Springfield Starting Nov 17th. CONDITIONS PERMITTING. Meet at the Pump Station. Paul McAdamis will check trail conditions each Friday.... DO NOT RIDE WET TRAILS just because it's 10am Sat/Sun. Paul will update conditions Friday night. Check the SIMBA Facebook page for additional details (search “Springfield Il Mountain Bike Association” on Facebook, then click “Join Group.”).