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Update on Memorial for Bill Donels
Anne B Schroll
Published on: 4/22/2021
Thanks to the generosity of our SBC members, friends and family of Bill Donels, we have reached our fundraising goal.
Remembering Bill Donels
Troy Gilmore
Published on: 2/1/2021
On March 9, 2020 Bill Donels, a longtime member of the Springfield Bicycle Club, died quietly at his home. The SBC seeks to honor Bill's tireless endeavors in the Springfield cycling community with a fundraiser.
Announcing the 2021 SBC Board
Troy Gilmore
Published on: 1/18/2021
Some new faces, some returning....please join us in welcoming the SBC Board for 2021!
Nominations Sought for 2019 NoBell Award
Published on: 12/19/2019
Nominations Sought for 2019 NoBell Award
Club Celebrates New Board Members
Published on: 12/5/2019
SBC members convened at the Brickhouse restaurant. The Board for 2020 was announced, with familiar faces and several new members.
SBC Welcomes Fall Cycling with Apple Dumpling Ride
Published on: 11/9/2019
SBC riders welcomed fall with the annual Apple Dumpling Ride.
Mark your calendar for the Winter Party -- January 25, 2019
SBC Winter Party and 2018 Awards Banquet
January 25, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Northfield Conference Center
August Happenings
Challenges 3 and 4, SBC picnic and swap meet.
January Socializer
Published on: 12/30/2017
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Engrained Brewing Company
1120 W. Lincolnshire Blvd
Springfield, IL

Members and potential members welcome!
Winter Party is February 2. Register now!
Published on: 12/15/2017
December Socializer
SBC November Socializer
Wednesday, December 13. 2017
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Fulgenzi’s Pizza and Pasta
1168 East Sangamon Avenue
Springfield, IL

Members and potential members welcome!
Socializer Wednesday, November 8th
Published on: 10/23/2017
Appetizers furnished, cash bar. Drawings for free drinks!
Challenge #3 and #4 Routes Announced
Published on: 8/10/2017
Challenge #3 and #4 are coming up in August! The routes for these Challenge events are announced in this article, and links to GPS files, maps and cue sheets are provided.
Challenge #2 Routes Announced
Published on: 5/14/2017
Route maps and more information for the 2nd of 5 Challenge events to be held on Sunday, May 21st from Stuart Park.
May Happenings
May is National Bicycle Month!
Challenge #1 routes announced
Routes and more information about 2017's first Challenge ride, Sunday, April 23rd
SBC Slideshow - Year in Review
Thanks to Harv Koplo for compiling this year's slideshow.
New Website and Membership Database
During January the SBC will convert its website and membership database to a new system that will improve our ability manage club activities and functions.
New Mailing Address
Published on: 1/1/2017
Our new mailing address is PO Box 13035, Springfield, IL 62791-3035
NoBell Award
Published on: 2/1/2016
Harv Koplo receives NoBell Award
Slideshow 2015
Published on: 2/1/2016
2015 Year in Review Slideshow

President's Message

Finally a bit of normal!
Anne B Schroll
Published on: 4/22/2021
Just in time for National Bike Month, the SBC is launching a schedule jam-packed with rides for the month of May.
March 2021 President's Message
Troy Gilmore
Published on: 3/8/2021
Is cycling a pastime or a passion for you?
February 2021 President's Message
Troy Gilmore
Published on: 2/6/2021
Stay motivated to ride during COVID and the winter season.
January 2021 President's Message
Troy Gilmore
Published on: 1/18/2021
What will you accomplish in 2021?
December 2020 President's Message
Troy Gilmore
Published on: 12/1/2020
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year!

2020 has left us all scratching our heads, asking “When will it end?” Probably not on December 31 like most of us hope. 2020 has now become a verb. “Dude, you just got 2020’d!” like this year has been a bad thing. It has not all been bad. Check out my Strava. I have done lots of rides this year and have logged more miles than ever and they keep on going.

I usually close my notes by saying, “Wave to me if we meet on the road or trail.” Well, I will continue to use that closing because I intend to ride outside this winter if possible. One thing that keeps me going are a few crazy friends. We push each other to ride, when sitting on the couch sounds much more inviting. Also, the “Festive 500,” on Strava sponsored by Rapha is taking place from December 24-31. The goal is to ride outside for 500 km (310 miles). Crazy, right? Ya, I know!
November 2020 President's Message
Troy Gilmore
Published on: 11/12/2020
It's almost time to break out the trainer, Board business and an update on Pactimo orders. What are your reasons for cycling?
October 2020 President's Message
Troy Gilmore
Published on: 10/15/2020
The days are certainly getting shorter, which means that I will soon either need to buy more cold weather gear (if I WANT to ride outside) or get the trainer set-up so I can continue cranking out those miles.
September 2020 President's Message
Troy Gilmore
Published on: 9/22/2020
Summer is winding down and fall riding is the name of the game. Updates on the SBC Covid Summer Challenge Series and the Covid CCC.
August 2020 President's Message
Troy Gilmore
Published on: 9/22/2020
I do not know about how this summer has made you feel, but with all that is going on in the COVID-related world, days are either dragging on or flying by.


CCC Photos
Published on: 12/1/2016
The photos are up!

Almost Anything

Almost Anything Award - October 2020 - Greg Feeny
Anne Schroll
Published on: 10/12/2020
Greg Feeny and friends have taken it upon themselves to beautify the Interurban Trail that runs from Springfield to Chatham. Under the auspices of the Friends of the Sangamon Valley (FOSV) and Springfield Park District, Greg has been removing unwanted exotic species like honeysuckle along the trail, and restoring the areas with native Illinois flowers, grasses, shrubs and trees. Because the plantings needed water, Greg lugged one gallon jugs – four at a time - on his bicycle to deliver water to the areas.

Ride of the Month

January 2020 Incentives
Published on: 2/26/2020
Ride of the Month, Ride Leader Incentive Awards and Almost Anything Awards for January 2020
December 2019 Ride of the Month
Published on: 1/23/2020
There was one led ride in December. It was led by Troy Gilmore on December 21st, and it was called the Winter Solstice Ride. The 20 degree temperature at the beginning of the ride, made it an enduring challenge. Still, Troy and Andrew Asher were able to tough it out for 6 ½ miles. Troy, by default, also won the Ride Leader Incentive Award. Thank you, Troy.

There were no nominations for the Almost Anything Award during the month of December.
October 2019 Ride of the Month
Published on: 11/22/2019
The annual Apple Dumpling ride, led by Ernie DeFrates and Linda Butler, was voted Ride of the Month for October.

SBC Travels

Riders Survive the ups and Downs of SBC Travels' Hilly Hundred Trip
Published on: 10/25/2019
SBC Cyclists tackled steep climbs and inclement weather in Bloomington, Indiana


Trail Angels
Harv Koplo
Published on: 10/11/2020
Joel Johnson, Greg Feeny and Pat Ryan are a team of three who have taken it upon themselves to beautify the Interurban Trail that runs from Springfield to Chatham.