The Springfield Bicycle Club is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote bicycling and to provide a meeting ground for Springfield Illinois area bicyclists.
Online membership has been restored! We also have a downloadable .pdf version for those who prefer:
The club is partnering with the YMCA to put on a Kids Triathlon at the Kerasotes West Side Branch on 30 April. Help is greatly needed for helmet checks for all kids on the morning of that date, monitoring the bike route to Centennial Park, and manning the club booth at a concurrent Health Fair. Continue reading “Help! Help! Help!”
by Kevin Greene, representing the NoBell Committee
Harv Koplo received the 2015 NoBell Award at the Springfield Bicycle Club’s annual Winter Party and Awards Banquet on January 29. This is SBC’s lifetime achievement award, presented each year since 1982 to an individual or couple in recognition of significant contributions to bicycling and club activities.
Harv’s passion for bicycling started at a young age riding the streets of hometown Brooklyn NY. He participated in a three week AYH bike tour around the New England states and eventually earned the cycling merit badge. Harv rose up through the Scouting ranks and became a Scoutmaster and co-ed Venture Crew leader where he shared his bicycling knowledge with others, leading bike outings around Illinois & Wisconsin and teaching countless youth the ins and outs of longdistance riding. Continue reading “Harv Koplo Receives NoBell Award”
We had a great Winter Party at the end of January. One of the highlights was the slideshow, 2015 in Review!