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July 2019 Ride Schedule / Jump to Scheduled Rides

REPEATING RIDES
Saturdays & Sundays
8:00 a.m.
Vrendenburgh Park,
100 Crusaders Road, Springfield, IL
Show-N-Go
AB Ride. Intended for extremely strong and competitive riders with expert bike handling skills. Riders should be self-sufficient and able to maintain speeds of 19+ mph for extended distances using pace lines. Riders agree on a destination and determine a route at the time of the ride. Developmental AB-riders are welcome, but should be self-sufficient or accompanied by an experienced rider. For more info call Derek Ewing at (217) 624-2016.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
8:00 a.m.
Vrendenburgh Park,
100 Crusaders Road,
Springfield, IL
Show-N-Go
AB Ride. No-drop ride. Riders should be able to maintain speeds of 18-20 mph for 20-40 miles between stops. Usually includes a stop midway followed by a coffee stop after the ride at Caribou Coffee. For more info call Steve Casper at (217) 414-9833.
Mondays
5:30 p.m. or 5:45 p.m.
East end of Wabash Trail
(3316 Robbins Rd)
OR Sonic (3102 S Park Ave),
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: David McDivitt
B Ride. Start at 5:30 p.m. at Parkway Pointe Theater (Lindbergh Blvd & Robbins Rd) and ride east along the Wabash Trail. Riders will then meet up with those starting at Sonic at 5:45 p.m. This ride will get you 16 miles from Sonic or 21 miles from Parkway Pointe Theater. For more info call David McDivitt at (217) 725-1986.
Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. Chatham Community Park,
west parking lot off Main St,
760 S Main Street,
Chatham, IL
Ride Leader: Cindy Kvamme
C Ride. Cindy may choose to take you on some country roads for 25 to 30 miles at a pace of 13-14 mph. For more info call Cindy Kvamme at (217) 971-8687.
Tuesdays
July 2, 16 & 30
5:45 p.m.
Quaker Steak & Lube,
1120 W Lincolnshire Blvd,
Springfield, IL Ride Leader: Troy Gilmore
C Ride (Tuesday C-group Ride). Ride the "Lollipop Route" for 23 miles along the trail to Chatham and for a short distance in the country. This is a no-drop ride. Watch the Facebook page Tuesday C-group Bike Ride for more details. For more info call Troy Gilmore at (217) 720-1568.
Tuesdays
July 9 & 23
5:45 p.m.
Stuart Park Parking Lot,
1800 Winch Lane,
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Troy Gilmore
C Ride (Tuesday C-group Ride). This new Tuesday C-group Ride travels 18 miles going north from Stuart Park along county roads, south on Old Covered Bridge Lane, then onto the Sangamon Valley Trail from Iles. Starting and ending at Stuart Park avoids traveling on Jefferson and avoids the AB riders going from BikeTek at 5:45 p.m. This is a no-drop ride. Watch the Facebook page Tuesday C-group Bike Ride for more details. For more info call Troy Gilmore at (217) 720-1568.
Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. Sangamon Valley Trailhead,
5529 Bunker Hill Road,
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Cindy Kvamme
C Ride. Cindy will lead you on a ride on the Sangamon Valley Trail or may possibly go into the country. 25 to 30 miles at a pace of 13-14 mph. For more info call Cindy Kvamme at (217) 971-8687.
Wednesdays
5:30 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
Sangamon Valley Trailhead,
5529 Bunker Hill Road,
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Ted Sunder
BC Ride. Ride the Sangamon Valley Trail to Stuart Park for 12 miles round-trip or take the new extension north for up to 24 miles. For more info call Ted Sunder at (217) 971-3193.
Thursdays
5:45 p.m.
(no ride July 4th)
BikeTek,
957 Clocktower Dr,
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Shayla Pfaffe
B Ride (B-Tek Ride). Ride the "Hill Route" or other country roads from BikeTek. This ride is designed as a no-drop ride to encourage skills in becoming a better group rider. You'll become comfortable riding paceline and rotating along this 30ish mile ride. Expect pace to be close to 18 mph by mid- to late-season. For more info call Shayla Pfaffe at (217) 836-3301.
Thursdays 5:45 p.m.
(no ride July 4th)
Stuart Park Parking Lot,
1800 Winch Lane,
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Alan Whitaker
D Ride. We might go south or we might go north, depending on the whims of the group. Either way it will be a leisurely 12-mile round-trip on the Sangamon Valley Trail. This ride is specifically designed for riders who think other group rides might be a little fast for them. Come out and enjoy the SVT at a relaxed pace. For more info call Alan Whitaker at (217) 494-6807.
Note: Thursday the 11th will be a special ice cream ride. Come on out, enjoy the trail and stay for ice cream treats after the ride!
Fridays
9:00 a.m.
Wabash Trail by Sonic,
3102 S Park Avenue,
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Cindy Kvamme
C Ride. Ride with Cindy on the Interurban/Wabash Trail. 25-30 miles at a pace of 13-14 mph. For more info call Cindy Kvamme at (217) 971-8687.
SCHEDULED RIDES AND EVENTS
July 3
Wednesday
7:00 p.m.
Lincoln-Herndon Law Office
209 S 6th Street
Springfield, IL
Leader: Scott Sievers
NC (Board Meeting). All Springfield Bicycle Club members are invited to attend the board meeting. Meeting is held in the Springfield Visitor's Center. Enter just one door north of Del's Popcorn Shop on 6th Street. "Tinsley Dry Goods" is painted on the large window.
July 4
Thursday
Start time depends on start location
8:00 a.m. - Panera Bread West, 3101 W. White Oaks Dr., Springfield, IL
8:40 a.m. County Market, 1099 Jason Place, Chatham, IL
9:15 a.m. US Post Office, 100 Church Street, Loami, IL
ABCD Ride (Annual Franklin Burgoo Ride). Celebrate our Nation's Independence Day with a ride to Franklin, Illinois, for its annual Burgoo Festival. The start times and ride distances are staggered to provide all riders an opportunity to participate. Leave from Springfield for 62 miles; Chatham for 48 miles; or Loami for 28 miles. It will be hot. Roads will be soft and oily. Be sure to bring plenty of water and money for those pies!
July 6
Saturday
8:00 a.m.
Rotary Park
4501 West Iles Avenue
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Ernie DeFrates
BC Ride (Turbo Blender Ride). Ernie will guide us on 30-35 miles with some hills. Enjoy delicious Turbo Blender drinks with some snacks after the ride. For more info call Ernie DeFrates at (217) 971-1246.
July 7 Sunday 8:00 a.m. Lost Bridge Trail
IDOT South Dirksen Parkway
Ride Leader: Scott Sievers
BC – Head east from IDOT on the Lost Bridge Trail, then out into the countryside to Sangchris Lake and back for about 30 miles round-trip. For more info call Scott Sievers at (217) 801-2873.
July 12
Friday
7:00 p.m.
Vrendenburgh Park,
100 Crusaders Road, Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: David McDivitt
C Ride (Beer Ride). Join David on an 18-mile trip via trails and back roads to Rocki's in Auburn. Enjoy a drink, then return to Vrendenburgh. Lights required. For more info call David McDivitt at (217) 725-1986.
July 13
Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Vrendenburgh Park,
100 Crusaders Road, Springfield, IL
Show-N-Go
C Ride. Riders can meet and determine the group's destination, including riding the trail to Chatham (20-mile roundtrip) or heading west for a loop into the country. For more info call Alan Whitaker at (217) 494-6807.
July 13
Saturday 6:00 p.m.
Quaker Steak & Lube,
1120 W Lincolnshire Blvd,
Springfield, IL Ride Leader: Troy Gilmore
CD Ride (Ice Cream Trail Ride). On the day before the Tour de Corn, take an easy- to moderate-paced ride with Troy for ice cream at Scoop du Jour in Chatham. Ride eight miles out and back on the trail to the ice cream shop. For more info call Troy Gilmore at (217) 720-1568.
July 14
Sunday
8:00 a.m.
Chatham Community Park,
760 S Main Street,
Chatham, IL
ABCD Ride (21st Annual tour de Corn Metric Century). Offering routes of approximately 20, 40, and 62 miles, this central Illinois summer classic provides rest stops and SAG service, with lunch served from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. after the ride. Registration is $20. WheelFast socks to the first 200 riders registered! Check the WheelFast Facebook page or website for registration details. All proceeds benefit the Chatham Jaycees. www.wheelfast.com
July 20
Saturday
8:30 a.m.
CANCELLED
Quaker Steak & Lube,
1120 W Lincolnshire Blvd,
Springfield, IL Ride Leader: Jennifer Walker
CANCELLED
BC Ride (Ladies Only). Ladies, this ride is for you. Join Jennifer on a ride of 25 to 30 miles. This will be a no-drop ride, so expect the group to stop occasionally and regroup. For more info call Jennifer Walker at (217) 652-0424.

July 20
Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Vrendenburgh Park,
100 Crusaders Road, Springfield, IL
Show-N-Go
C Ride. Riders can meet and determine the group's destination, including riding the trail to Chatham (20-mile roundtrip) or heading west for a loop into the country. For more info call Alan Whitaker at (217) 494-6807.
This ride is still on - bring plenty of water!
July 21
Sunday
8:00 a.m.
Centennial Park,
Main Parking Lot,
5529 Bunker Hill Road,
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Larry & Vanessa Willmore
ABCD Ride (Challenge Ride #3). This is the third of five events in the 2019 Cycling Challenge Series. The Challenge is designed to aid in your cycling fitness in preparation for SBC's Capital City Century. Ride about a 29-mile loop to Loami, a 53-mile loop to New Berlin, or a 104-mile loop to Jacksonville/Murrayville. For more info call Larry or Vanessa Willmore at (217) 494-6880.
July 27
Saturday
6:00 a.m.
Stuart Park Parking Lot,
1800 Winch Lane,
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Troy Gilmore
B Ride (Metric Tour de Caseys). Join Troy on a tour of the convenience stores of Athens, Petersburg, Ashland, and Pleasant Plains. These stores will provide ample opportunity to rest and refuel on this no-drop ride of 64 miles. Just like the Tour de France, this route will provide a penultimate climb, cobbles, and a long sprint finish. For more info call Troy Gilmore at (217) 720-1568.
July 27
Saturday
8:00 a.m.
Rotary Park
4501 West Iles Avenue
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Ted Sunder
C Ride. Ted will lead us on a 35-40 mile round-trip ride to New Berlin. For more info call Ted Sunder at (217) 971-3193.
July 28
Sunday
9:00 a.m.
Centennial Park,
Main Parking Lot,
5529 Bunker Hill Road,
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Alan Whitaker Alan Josephson
C Ride. Meet in the main parking lot (not at the trail head) and Alan will lead us somewhere for approximately 40 miles. For more info call Alan Whitaker at (217) 494-6807 Alan Josephson at (217) 299-3348.
SBC TRAVELS REGISTER INDEPENDENTLY--RIDE AS A GROUP!
Saturday & Sunday October 26th & 27th Edgewood High School, 601 E Edgewood Drive, Elletsville, IN Hilly Hundred – Riders face a hilly 50 mile route on Saturday followed by another on Sunday. Lodging is available at area hotels or on the grounds of the school complex that serves as the ride headquarters, where riders can tent-camp, stay in their own RVs, or sleep in a climate-controlled gymnasium. For more info go to https://www.hillyhundred.org, or ask Scott Sievers to see who else from Springfield plans to attend.
NON-SBC RIDES AND EVENTS
Tuesdays
5:45 p.m.
Bike Tek,
957 Clocktower Dr,
Springfield, IL
Show-N-Go
AB Ride (Team MACK Race Training). For newer riders looking to race, this 32-mile ride offers a great opportunity to improve your top-end speed and race skills. Riders average 23-28 mph and ride in pacelines. Road bikes preferred. Cyclists will sprint five times on the Tuesday night rides. For more info e-mail Gary Doering at teammack@comcast.net.
Wednesdays
6:00 p.m.
Wheel Fast Bicycle Co.,
17 Cottonwood Dr,
Chatham, IL
Ride Leader: Matt Saner
ABC Ride (WheelFast Ride). Wheel Fast intermediate training road ride. Meet at the bike shop and plan on 16-20 miles. NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR July & AUGUST! For more info call Matt Saner at (217) 483-7807.
Wednesdays
July 10 & 24
5:45 p.m.
New City Community Church Parking Lot,
Pawnee-New City Rd & Cardinal Hill Rd
Ride Leader: Steve Schien
ABC Ride (New City Individual Time Trial). This is a non-affiliated 10.85-mile time trial on Pawnee New City Road. Most riders are seeking to improve their cycling ability and personal time-trial speed. All are welcome to participate. Check in immediately after arriving. The goal is to send off the first rider at 6:00 p.m. Riders are started in 15-second intervals, with the slower riders first. Bring $2 for the timer. Call or text Steve Schien at (217) 741-8388 to be added to the e-mail group for updates.
Thursdays
5:45 p.m.
Scheels,
3801 S MacArthur Blvd,
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Jim Storm
ABCD Ride (Trail and Road Ride). This ride is intended for all levels of riders. Some riders stay on the trails for 10-12 miles while others add a road ride for 20-30 miles. A designated ride leader stays with the participants of each riding group. Follow us on Facebook at springfieldscheels. Helmets required. For more info call Scheels at (217) 726-6330.
July 13
Saturday
9:00 a.m.
Staunton City Park
Staunton, IL
ABCD Ride (Tour de Donut). This approximately 32-mile timed ride begins with a mass start, heads through downtown Staunton and then out into the rolling hills of the countryside. Along the way spectators cheer and ring cowbells. Rest stops offer all the donuts you can eat, with five minutes taken off your time for each donut eaten! Medals for the top three age-group finishers, cash prizes for the most donuts eaten, and door/attendance prizes including two new Trek bicycles awarded after the ride. Registration is $30. www.tourdedonut.org
July 27
Saturday
7:00 a.m.
Lake Springfield Beach House
240 Long Bay Dr,
Springfield, IL
Stoneman Sprint, Abe's Olympic, and Route 66 Half Distance triathlons. The sprint comprises a 500-yard swim, a 12-mile bike ride, and a 5K (3.1 mile) run, while the olympic comprises a 9/10-mile swim, a 24.8-mile bike ride, and a 10K (6.2 mile) run. The half comprises a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride, and a half marathon (13.1 miles). Registration is $78 for the Sprint, $93 for the Olympic, and $235 for the half. www.triharderpromotions.com