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Sangamon Gravel Series

Sponsored by The Body Quest Store

The Springfield Bicycle Club is excited to present our newest event, the Sangamon Gravel Series brought to you by The Body Quest Store! Join us for a series of rides from May through August and explore what the Springfield area has to offer when you venture off of the beaten path.
May, June, and July rides will offer approximately 20, 40, and 60 mile options so everybody can pick a route that meets their needs.
40 and 60 mile routes will have convenience stores located around the 20 and 40 mile points. The August ride will have two very different 30-mile loops that meet at the start point, where the SBC will set up a refreshment stand. You can ride either 30-mile route or do them both with a rest stop in the middle!

This is a no-cost event, so there will be no SAG offered. As a gravel rider, you're probably already self-sufficient enough to fix a flat or minor mechanical on the road and if you're not, make some friends out there!

But that's just the basic highlights. The most exciting part of the series will be a points-based competition during the first three rides. Each route will have three gravel segments selected where riders will have the option of competing to do their best efforts. Points will be awarded based on the best times set that day on Strava, with leader boards tracked for men and women. We have sponsors lined up for the event, so stay tuned for details on prizes! At the minimum we will have prizes for the top three men and women in the points categories, and expect to have SWAG and random drawings for prizes so that nobody is left out of the fun.

While this is not a race, our encouragement of competition on the points segments means that we will use so that we can track participants and waivers. This is a no-cost registration, but it will be mandatory for points competition eligibility.
Whether you want to get out for a fun spin around some gravel roads you may not have ridden yet, put down some blistering times on the competitive segments, or just get some rides in with great friends and scenery, we hope you'll join us in making this first edition of the Sangamon Gravel Series a success!

Register at BikeSignUp

Dates and locations:

May 25 - Springfield Centennial Park
FB Event - Centennial Park Ride

June 22 - Loami
FB Event - Loami Ride

July 27 - Riverton Field of Dreams
FB Event - Riverton Field of Dreams

August 24 - Jim Edgar Panther Creek
FB Event - JEPC