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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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January 2019 Ride Schedule / Jump to: Scheduled Rides

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 

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. 

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.

Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. 

 

Sangamon Valley Trail 

South End Parking Lot 

Bunker Hill Rd 

Ted Sunder, 698-9194 

BC – Show-N-Go along the Sangamon Valley Trail to Stuart Park for 12 mile RT or take the new extension north for up to 24 mi. There is no ride leader, but Ted can answer questions about this ride. 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 

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 

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Tuesday,  

January 1 

11:00 a.m. 

Rock ‘N Roll Hardees 

2501 Adlai Stevenson Dr 

Marty Celnick, 522-4206 

ABCD – New Years Day Ride. Ride for 10-25 miles. Start the new year by keeping your resolution to ride more miles! 

Wednesday 

January 2 

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. 

Monday 

January 21 

9:00 a.m. 

Vredenburg Park 

Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd 

Show-N-Go 

Holiday A/B Ride. See Weekend A/B Ride description.  

Monday 

January 21 

11:00 a.m. 

Vredenburg Park 

Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd 

Show-N-Go 

Holiday BCD Ride. See Weekend BCD Ride description. 

Friday 

January 25 

6:00 p.m. 

Party 

7:00 p.m. 

Food 

 

NOTE TIMES 

Northfield Inn 

3280 Northfield Drive 

Gladys Hajek, 698-7626 

NC – Annual Winter Party and Awards Banquet. This event is open to all SBC members and one guest each. Social hour starts at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. followed by Volunteer Incentive Drawings, and awards ceremony including Cycling Challenge Awards, the Spinner Mileage Awards, the Grover Everett Award and the NoBell Award.

A slide show prepared by Harv Koplo will be shown immediately after the awards.

Register online and pay at www.spfldcycling.org

Dinner is $10 per person. Members must select one of three dinner options (chicken, beef, or vegetarian) for each person in their reservation when they register and pay. Maximum of two members and two guests per dinner reservation. The Deadline for Registration is January 18th.

Please send photos for the slide show to photos@spfldcycling.org. 

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.”).

National Rides and Events

January 18

Ride the Rockies Route Announcement Party

RTR will announce the route for the annual ride, which will be held June 8-15, 2019. Be sure to check out their Facebook page or go https://www.ridetherockies.com/ for more details.

January 26

7-11 p.m.

RAGBRAI (Registered Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) Route Announcement Party

RABRAI will announce the route for the annual ride, which will be held July 21-27, 2019. Be sure to check out their Facebook page or go to https://ragbrai.com/ for more details. Registration is open now!