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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
September 3 & 17
5:45 p.m.
Stuart Park Parking Lot
1800 Winch Lane
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Troy Gilmore
C Ride (Tuesday C-group Ride). This newer 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. We depart promptly at 5:45. Pictures and announcements at 5:35. Bring lights. For more info call Troy Gilmore at (217) 720-1568.
Tuesdays
September 10 & 24
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 into the country. This is a no-drop ride. We depart promptly at 5:45. Pictures and announcements at 5:35. Bring lights. 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 B-level ride is designed to improve your skills as a cyclist. 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
5:30 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.
Vredenburgh Park
100 Crusaders Road
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: David McDivitt
C Ride (Beer Ride). Join David on an 36-mile roundtrip via trails and back roads to Rocki's in Auburn. Enjoy a drink, then return to Vredenburgh. Lights required. If rained out we will ride Aug 16th. For more info call David McDivitt at (217) 725-1986. 
SCHEDULED RIDES AND EVENTS
Sunday
September 1
1:00 p.m.
Centennial Park MAIN parking lot (not the trailhead) Mike Kokal, (618) 560-9288 ABC — Winery Ride. Pedal 16-20 miles with Mike to Danenberger Family Vineyards (12341 Irish Road, New Berlin) for libations.
Saturday
September 7
1:00 p.m.
Capitol Complex Visitors Ctr
425 S. College St.
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Troy Gilmore
EZ Ride. (Tour of Historic Sites). Join SBC Vice President Troy Gilmore on this traditional ride on the weekend of the CCC. Take a casual, neighborhood-style ride from the Capitol Complex Visitor Center to visit many of Springfield's Lincoln and other historic sites, including, but not limited to, the Lincoln Home, the Old State Capitol, and the Lincoln Tomb. This approximately eight-mile roundtrip ride will last about two hours. For more info call Troy Gilmore at (217) 720-1568.
Sunday
September 8
Mass Starts:
7:00--100/125 mi
8:00--63 mi
9:00--40 mi
9:30--25 mi
University of Illinos Springfield
Student Union
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL
Ride Leaders: Harv Koplo & Troy Gilmore
ABCD Ride. (Capital City Century). Starting at the Student Union at the University of Illinois at Springfield, riders will go east to Edinburg and beyond, enjoying low-volume rural roads, many of them new to local cyclists. Mass starts are offered for four different ride distances between 7:00 and 9:30 a.m. Packet pickup will be held at Scheels from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Riders can skip the Sunday lines to pick up a CCC packet or register for the event on Saturday. Advance registration online at a discount continues through Sept. 6. Day of event registration on Sunday, Sept. 8 at the Student Union opens at 6:30 a.m. and shuts down at 9:30 a.m. A Post Pedal'n Party with food and libations from Noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Student Union is included in the cost of every CCC registration, along with one beer ticket. Additional party-only tickets are available for purchase. For more info, visit the CCC FAQ page, call event coordinator Harv Koplo at 217-899-9175, or email events@spfldcycling.org.
Wednesday
September 11
8:00 a.m.
Vredenburg Park
100 Crusaders Road
Springfield, IL
Leader: Sean Walker
A-B Ride. September 11th Memorial Ride. Leaves Vrendenburg park at 8 am for 50-60 miles. Routes will be decided that morning. Wear your Stars and Stripes or any patriotic kits. Sean Walker will lead. 217/652-5250

(This ride was added after the QR Newsletter went to print.)
Wednesday
September 11
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.
Saturday
September 14

100-125 miles:
7:00 a.m.

25-63 miles: 9:00 a.m.
University of Illinois Springfield
Student Union
One University Plaza
Ride Leaders:
Troy Gilmore -
217-720-1568


Ted Sunder - 217-971-3193

ABCD Ride. (CCC Volunteer Appreciation Ride). Ride from 25 to 125 miles. This unsupported ride is an opportunity for volunteers who worked the Capital City Century to try one of the routes, but all riders are invited to participate. There is a gas station in Edinburg where riders can stop and refuel. This ride counts as the SBC Bicycle Challenge #5 for CCC volunteers. Ted will lead riders on 25 to 63 mile routes. Riders taking on the 100 or 125 routes on their own should obtain maps or download GPS files.

Riders planning to ride the 100 and 125 miles routes please text or email Troy Gilmore (vp@spfldcycling.org). Text ride miles to Ted if you want them counted toward the Challenge.

Meet in UIS Parking Lot D.
Sunday
September 15
7:30 a.m.
Kerasotes YMCA
4550 West Iles Ave
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Lance Cull
C Ride. (To Petersburg). Join us as we conquer some (or a lot of) hills on this route that takes us from Springfield to Petersburg via Salisbury and Athens. This route includes approximately 1,900 feet of elevation gain and would probably be considered moderate to difficult for some C Riders. For more info call Lance Cull at (217) 652-5651.
Sunday
September 15
8:00 a.m.
Three Twiggs Bakery
1370 Toronto Rd
Springfield, IL
Ride Leaders: Alicia Bibb & Jennifer Walker
C Ride. (Ladies Only Sweets & Sangrias). 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 and Jennifer will make sure that the group stays together. For more info call Alicia at (217) 494-4134.
Saturday
September 21
8:00 a.m.
Sangamon Valley Trailhead
5529 Bunker Hill Road
Springfield, IL
Ride Leader: Jordan Litvak
B Ride. (Country Ride). Meet at the southern end of the Sangamon Valley Trail (SVT) at Centennial Park for a 35-40 mile ride on low traffic country roads. Small rollers but mostly flat, the terrain is great for a steady 18-mph paceline in light winds. Route will be posted on Facebook with last-minute revisions as necessary due to changes in road conditions. For more information call Jordan Litvak at (217) 971-8836.
Saturday
September 21
9:00 a.m. OR noon
East side of Square
across from
321 E Washington St
Pittsfield, IL
Ride Leaders: Anne & Steve Schroll
CANCELED DUE TO RAIN FORECAST
Pike County Gravel Ride. Meet on the east side of the square in Pittsfield (there's a Casey's across the street). We will plan to maintain a pace of 10-12 mph. Faster riders are welcome to ride on ahead. Please download the GPS routes to your bike computer or print out turn-by-turn directions. Anne is looking into sag support.
9:00 a.m. - Loop 1. Pittsfield to Griggsville. 42.5 miles, 2,045 feet of climbing. Stop at Caseys in Griggsville. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30833389
Noon - Loop 2. Pittsfield to Summer Hill. 26.8 miles. 1,400 feet of climbing. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30833639 There are no convenience stores on this route, so carry enough food/water for 3+hours. For more info call Anne Schroll (217) 414-4101 or Steve Schroll (217) 741-8066.
Sunday
Saturday
September 21
9:00 a.m.
Waldrop Park
3420 E Andrew Rd
Sherman, IL
Ride Leader: Cindy Kvamme
C Ride. (To Middletown). Take a 35-mile spin with Cindy to Middletown, with an optional 24 mile shortcut. If you're looking for distance, you can get to 55 miles with an additional 20-mile out-and-back route from Middletown to Greenview. For more info call Cindy Kvamme at (217) 971-8687.
Sunday
September 22
8:00 a.m.
Chatham Community Park (east parking lot)
760 S Main Street
Chatham, IL
Ride Leader: Paul O'Connor
B Ride. (To Girard). Paul will lead us on a 50-mile loop to Girard and back. This flat but fast ride will aim to average 18 mph.
Sunday
September 22
9:00 a.m.
Rotary Park Iles and Archer Elevator Road Springfield, IL Ride Leader: Alan Whitaker (217) 494-6807 C Ride. (To Pleasant Plains). Alan will take us to Pleasant Plains for 40 miles roundtrip, with cutoffs available.
Saturday
September 28
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, September 28, 9:00 a.m. Washington Park Open Air Shelter, 1501 S Grand Ave W, Springfield, IL Ride Leader: Mark Wagner D Ride. Mark will lead us on an easy ride downtown for coffee at Wm. Van's Coffee House. On the way back riders will look for building art. This is a great opportunity to get out that commuter or classic bike for a cruising or slow-poke ride.
Saturday
September 28, 8:00 a.m.
Chatham Community Park (east parking lot)
760 S Main Street
Chatham, IL
Ride Leader: Scott Parker
BC Ride. Scott will lead us on a ride of 35-40 miles through the countryside around Chatham.
Sunday
September 29, 8:00 a.m.
Stuart Park Parking Lot, 1800 Winch Lane, Springfield, IL Ride Leader: Scott Sievers BC Ride. Scott will take us north for about a 30-mile loop that includes a stop at the Casey's General Store in Athens for breakfast pizza, blueberry donuts, or whatever else fuels you! For more info call Scott Sievers at (217) 801-2873.
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. For more info call Matt Saner at (217) 483-7807.
Wednesdays
September 4 & 18
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, September 7, 7:30 a.m. Lake Lou Yaeger Beach House, 4932 Beach House Trail, Litchfield, IL Litchfield Triathlou. This event offers a sprint triathlon with a 0.3 mile swim, a 13 mile bike, and a 3.1 mile run; an Olympic triathlon with a 0.9 mile swim, a 24.8 mile bike, and a 6.2 mile run; and a half triathlon with a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike, and a 13.1 mile run. Competitors receive a long-sleeve hoodie; a finisher's medal, swim cap, timing, a barbecue lunch, and beer. Registration fees are $78 for the sprint, $90 for the Olympic, and $199 for the half. For more information see http://racemaker.org/event/litchfield-triathlou-triathlon/.
Sunday, September 15, 6:45 am. Carlyle Lake, 801 Lake Road, Carlyle, IL 6:45 a.m. Capex Triathlon. This event offers a sprint triathlon with a 750 meter swim, a 20 kilometer bike, and a 5 kilometer run; an Olympic triathlon with a 1,500 meter swim, a 40 kilometer bike, and a 10 kilometer run; and a 70.3 triathlon with a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike, and a 13.1 mile run. Registration fees are $110 for the sprint, $120 for the Olympic, and $205.00 for the 70.3. For more information see https://www.mseracing.com/capex-tri.html.
Saturday, September 28, 6:30 a.m. Timber Pointe Outdoor Center, 20 Timber Pointe Lane, Hudson, IL Easterseals 100. This ride celebrates Easterseals Central Illinois' 100th anniversary with routes of 10, 30, 60, or 100 miles. Individual registration is $50. For more information see https://www.easterseals.com/ci/get-involved/events/cycle-100.html.
Sunday, September 29, 2019, 7 a.m. Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL Prairie Pedal. This supported ride provides routes of 20, 40, or 62 miles through the Macon County countryside. Registration is $25 by September 12 and $30 afterward and includes a t-shirt and a chili lunch after the ride. For more information see http://maconcountyconservationfoundation.org/prairie-pedal/.