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REPEATING RIDES
Saturdays & Sundays
8:00 a.m.
Vredenburgh 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.
Vredenburgh 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
August 13 & 27
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
August 6 & 20
5:45 p.m.
Stuart Park Parking Lot
1800 Winch Lane
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Troy Gilmore
C Ride (Tuesday C-group Ride). NOTE NEW ROUTE! This new Tuesday C-group Ride travels 20 miles going north from Stuart Park along county roads, south on Old Covered Bridge Lane, then west onto Pec Road, east on Old Salem Lane then onto the Sangamon Valley Trail from Meadowbrook. 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 5:45 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.
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.
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.
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.
Fridays
7:00 p.m. (except August 16th)
Vredenburgh Park
100 Crusaders Road
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: David McDivitt
B Ride (Beer Ride). Join David on a 36-mile round-trip via trails and back roads to Roasted Bean in Auburn. Enjoy a drink, pizza, or snacks, then return to Vredenburgh Park. Lights required. (David has super bright lights which help light up the road for other riders as well.) For more info call David McDivitt at (217) 725-1986. NOTE: This ride will not occur on August 16th; instead, try Ernie DeFrates' Full Moon Ride on that date.
SCHEDULED RIDES AND EVENTS
Saturday
August 3
8:00 a.m.
Three Twiggs Bakery
1370 Toronto Rd
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Alicia Bibb
C Ride. (Ladies Only Coffee Ride). Meet at Three Twigs for a 28-mile ride through the country and back. Bring money for a coffee and/or treat. This is a no-drop ride so Alicia will make sure that the group stays together. For more info call Alicia at (217) 494-4134.
Saturday
August 3
8:00 a.m.
Sangamon Valley Trailhead
5529 Bunker Hill Road
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Kyle Mundhenke
C Ride (Kiddie Trailer Ride). Do you love to ride bikes while you're pulling your young kids behind you in a trailer? If yes, join us for a new family bicycle ride. We will depart from the trailhead at Centennial Park and ride the SVT to Stuart Park and back for a ride totaling 12 miles. This will be a no-drop ride with an average pace of 12-14 mph. We will not travel on any roads with vehicle traffic. At the end of the ride, light refreshments for the kids will be provided.
Saturday
August 3
9:00 a.m.
Vredenburgh Park
100 Crusaders Road
Springfield, IL
Show-N-Go
C Ride (Show-N-Go). 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.
Sunday
August 4
8:00 a.m.
Rochester Community Park
90 Wild Rose Lane
Rochester, IL
Ride Leader: Larry & Vanessa Willmore
ABCD Ride. (SBC Cycling Challenge Ride #4). The fourth SBC Cycling Challenge Ride will offer three route options: 31 to Edinburg, 56 to Taylorville, and 100 miles to Morrisonville. 26 to Riverton, 57 to Illiopolis, and 103 miles to Mt. Pulaski. Route maps and cue sheets will be available at the sign-up station. Watch Facebook for updates and for the RideWithGPS routes. Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. the day of the ride at Rochester Community Park. For more info call Larry/Vanessa Willmore (217) 494-6880.
Tuesday
August 6
5:45 p.m.
Stuart Park Parking Lot
1800 Winch Lane
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Troy GilmoreRun Leader: Ryan Dunn
C Ride (Tuesday C-group Ride/Run). Bring your running shoes, as after this week's Tuesday C-group Ride (Stuart Park) we'll load our bikes onto our vehicles and join Ryan on a 2 to 3 mile run on the Sangamon Valley Trail—perfect for those training for a biathlon, duathlon, or triathlon. For more info about the RUN, call Ryan Dunn at (217) 761-7577.
Wednesday
August 7
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. The 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.
Saturday
August 10
8:00 a.m.
Sangamon Valley Trailhead
5529 Bunker Hill Road
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Jordan Litvak
B Ride (Country Ride). Meet at the end of the Sangamon Valley Trail at Centennial Park for a 35- to 40-mile ride route to be determined to have the wind on our backs coming home. At the end of the ride add a few extra miles to enjoy refreshments at Jordan's home which is right off the SVT, first left after the Iles intersection onto Bradforton Road. For more info call Jordan Litvak at (217) 971-8836.
Saturday
August 10
9:00 a.m.
Vredenburgh Park
100 Crusaders Road
Springfield, IL
Show-N-Go
C Ride. (Show-N-Go). 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.
Sunday
August 11
8:00 a.m.
Center Park
255 Long Bay Drive
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Andrew Asher
BC Ride (Biking and Boating Bonanza). Follow Andrew on a 35-to-40 mile round-trip ride south, then recover on a boat ride on Lake Springfield (weather permitting). Those planning on boating should RSVP to Andrew at (217) 836-9952 by August 9.
Tuesday
August 13
5:15 p.m.
Quaker Steak & Lube
1120 W Lincolnshire Blvd
Springfield, IL
Demonstrator: Scott Sievers
ABCD (Flat Tire Demonstration). Before the Tuesday C Ride, join Scott as he will demonstrate and explain what to do when flatting on a ride. Please be aware this is a demonstration only. Scott will answer questions, but this is not a hands-on workshop. For more info call Scott Sievers at (217) 801-2873.
Friday
August 16
8:00 p.m.
Finley's Tap House
4246 Ginger Creek Dr
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Ernie DeFrates
BC Ride. (Full Moon Ride). Meet Ernie at Finley's Tap House and enjoy a 23 mile ride under a full moon. Stop into Finley's afterward for food or drink. Good lights required. For more info call Ernie DeFrates at (217) 971-1246.
Saturday
August 17
8:00 a.m.
Rotary Park Iles and Archer Elevator Road Springfield, IL Ride Leader: Alan Whitaker (217) 494-6807 BC Ride - Alan will take us to Pleasant Plains for 40 miles round-trip, with cut-offs available. D riders can ride the Sangamon Valley Trail.
Sunday
August 18
8:00 a.m.
Rotary Park
4501 West Iles Avenue
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Ernie DeFrates
BC Ride (Country Ride). Ernie will guide us on 30-mile ride into the country. For more info call Ernie DeFrates at (217) 971-1246.
Tuesday
August 20
5:15 p.m.
Stuart Park Parking Lot
1800 Winch Lane
Springfield, IL
Demonstrator: Scott Sievers
ABCD (Flat Tire Demonstration). Before the Tuesday C Ride, join Scott as he will demonstrate and explain what to do when flatting on a ride. Please be aware this is a demonstration only. Scott will answer questions, but this is not a hands-on workshop. For more info call Scott Sievers at (217) 801-2873.
Saturday
August 24
7:00 a.m.
Residence
301 E Vandalia Rd
Jacksonville, IL
Ride Leader: Ron Summers
B Ride. (Jacksonville). Springfield riders can carpool from Centennial Park (main parking lot) at 6:15 a.m. We'll join Ron at his house and ride to Glasgow for about 57 miles and 1,000 ft of climbing. Enjoy lunch at the HandleBar Pizza and Pub afterwards. For more info call Ron Summers at (217) 371-0541.
Saturday
August 24
8:00 a.m.
Vrendenburg Park
100 Crusaders Road
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Ted Sunder
BC Ride (Lake Spfld Ride). Ted will lead us around Lake Springfield to Chatham and back for about a 30-mile loop, with a possible 40-mile option. For more info call Ted Sunder (217) 971-3193.
Sunday
August 25
9:00 a.m.
Vredenburgh Park
100 Crusaders Road
Springfield, IL
Show-N-Go
C Ride. (Show-N-Go). 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.
Sunday
August 25
4:00-7:00 p.m.
Washington Park
Open-Air Shelter
1501 S Grand Ave W
Springfield, IL
NR (SBC's Annual Picnic). Socialize with your pedaling pals! The Club will serve fried chicken and a meatless entrée with soft drinks and bottled water. You may bring your own beverages. Bring a favorite dish to share. Be sure to bring the bikes, too! We'll take a group spin around Washington Park at 6:30 p.m. For more info call Gladys Hajek at (217) 698-7626.
Sunday
August 25
6:30 p.m.
Washington Park
Open Air Shelter
1501 S Grand Ave W
Springfield, IL
EZ (SBC's Annual Picnic). Fill you bellies with some great food (see entry above). Then shed those calories in a easy family-style ride as you make a few laps in Washington Park.
Tuesday
August 27
5:45 p.m.
Quaker Steak & Lube
1120 W Lincolnshire Blvd
Springfield, IL
Run Leader: Ryan Dunn
C Ride (Tuesday C-group Ride/Run). Bring your running shoes, as after this week's Tuesday C-group Ride (Stuart Park) we'll load our bikes onto our vehicles and join Ryan on a 2 to 3 mile run on the Sangamon Valley Trail—perfect for those training for a biathlon, duathlon, or triathlon. For more info about the RUN, call Ryan Dunn at (217) 761-7577.
Friday
August 30
to Saturday
August 31
Residence
1826 Avenel Ln
Chatham, IL
Ride Leader: Scott Bell
BC Ride. (Bikepacking). Get the packs and camping equipment out of storage! Join Scott on this 38-mile ride to New Salem Friday evening. After arriving at New Salem, pitch a tent or hang a hammock and enjoying the night. After breakfast Saturday morning, tour the historic site, then head out into the country for a few gravel miles, break down camp, and then eat lunch at the Casey's in Athens on the way back to Springfield. The $40 group camping fee will be divided among bike-campers. Food will be on your own. Riders should plan on being self-sufficient, although this will be a no-drop ride. We'll depart Friday, August 30 at 5:30 p.m. from Scott's house and return Saturday, August 31 by 5:00 p.m. For more info call Scott Bell (217) 248-7720. See article in QR for more information.
Saturday
August 31
8:00 a.m.
Stuart Park Parking Lot
1800 Winch Lane
Springfield, IL
Run Leader: Ryan Dunn
C Ride (Followed by a Run). Ryan will lead you on an 18-mile ride. After biking, strap on your running shoes and head out for a 3-mile run. Perfect for those training for a biathlon, duathlon, or a triathlon such as a half Ironman, as Ryan is. For more info call Ryan Dunn at (217) 761-7577.
NON-SBC REPEATING RIDES
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 AUGUST! For more info call Matt Saner at (217) 483-7807.
Wednesdays
August 7 & 21
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.
OTHER AREA (NON-SBC) CYCLING EVENTS
Saturday
August 17
7:00 p.m.
St. Louis, MO Moonlight Ramble. The annual Moonlight Ramble® is the “World’s Original Nighttime Bike Ride” held in St. Louis, Missouri at midnight near the full moon in August. Attracting thousands of riders each year, the event includes a leisurely bike ride through the streets of St. Louis, a vendor area, entertainment, a commemorative event shirt, and an after-ride party with snacks and drinks. For more info and registration visit http://moonlightrmbl.wpengine.com/registration/
Saturday
August 24
6:00 a.m.
Kennel Lake Sportsmen's Club
22172 Kennel Lake Dr
Morton, IL 61550
2019 No Baloney Bicycle Ride. The No Baloney Bicycle Ride returns for its 46th year. This year's ride will depart and return from Morton's Kennel Lake Sportsmen's Club. Situated just outside of Morton, this location offers great access to country roads while remaining close to I-74 and Highway 155 for those traveling to join us. Similar to previous years, the event will include route distances of approximately 20, 45, 62 and 100 miles. For more details visit https://ivwnobaloney.com
Sunday
August 25
7:30 a.m.
Kerasotes YMCA
4550 West Iles Ave
Springfield, IL
Dr. Dan Adair MD Memorial Triathlon. Dr. Adair was an orthopedic surgeon for Springfield Clinic and founder of Memorial SportsCare. Race day includes both a competitive and non-competitive triathlon. The non-competitive begins with a 100 yard swim, 6 mile bike, and a 1 mile run and has a starting time of 7:30 a.m. The competitive race starts at 8:30 a.m. with a 400 yard swim, a 12 mile bike, and finishes with a 5k (3.1 mile) run. For more info visit https://triharderpromotions.com/dan-adair-tri/