Welcome to the Springfield Bicycle Club
The Springfield Bicycle Club is a 400+ member club based in Springfield, Illinois. Group rides are held year-round and cater to all levels of cyclists. The SBC is THE advocacy group in Springfield Illinois for bicycling. Funds from our annual Capital City Century (CCC) recreational ride (now in its 47th year) have been used for local, state and national bicycling infrastructure and advocacy.
Winter Party and Awards Banquet
January 24, 2020
Northfield Inn and Suites
The Springfield Bicycle Club will host its Winter Party and 2019 Awards Banquet on Friday, January 24, 2020. Returning to the Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center at 3280 Northfield Drive in Springfield, the event starts with cocktails from the cash bar and socializing at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.
October 2019 Ride of the Month
The annual Apple Dumpling ride, led by Ernie DeFrates and Linda Butler, was voted Ride of the Month for October. On a nice fall day, we rode up to Salisbury taking in the fall colors along the way, and getting a good workout with the hills. Then we rode back for apple dumplings, served with ice cream. They were delicious, as usual. Thank you, Linda and Ernie.
SBC Travels' Hilly Hundred
A sign welcomes SBC cyclists on Sunday as they encounter the steepest climb of the weekend of the Hilly Hundred, an event starting in Ellettsville, Indiana, that featured routes of approximately 50 miles of hills on each of two days.
Capital City Century (CCC)
106 Springfield Bicycle Club, community, and high school student volunteers helped make our 47th annual Capital City Century on Sunday, September 8th, a big success. The weather was challenging at the start but it turned out to be a beautiful day to ride.
Our total pre-registered rider count was 578 (a record!) but the early morning rain kept walk-ins away and we did not reach our goal of 700
Much good information was obtained by the 172 people who filled out our participant survey and most were happy with the ride, despite the road resurfacing that was done three days prior.