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The Springfield Bicycle Club (SBC) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote bicycling and to provide a meeting ground for Springfield Illinois area bicyclists.

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SBC Cycling Challenge

It's That Time Again!  Get yourself and bike ready to continue "The SBC Cycling Challenge". The Cycling Challenge is designed to aid in your cycling fitness and accomplish a hopeful Goal of completing the annual "SBC Capital City Century". Challenge #3 and #4 are coming up in August!  See GPS and map links below. 

The full 2017 Challenge schedule is:

Each daily Challenge consists of a century (100 miles) ride with shorter options of approximately a 25 mile and a 50 mile ride.  The first four challenges are totally self supported.  The 5th and last of the years Cycling Challenge events is the SBC Capital City Century held in September.

The SBC Cycling Challenge takes you on low traveled roads and will lead you through small quiet towns.  Rest stops along the way may be the local mom and pop restaurant or a convenient store.  To help insure that all has someone to complete the ride with, there will be groups of all ride levels to ride with.

Note from Derek: This year we are VERY MUCH in need of someone to help assist with registration at each of the Cycling Challenge events. So if you would like to help at 1 or more of the events let us know.  You still will be able to ride, we will not start without you being ready.  OR you can help out while dropping off a rider or your spouse or you have a friend that is not riding. This small task would take only 45 minutes to an hour of your time and will be much appreciated. If you are interested please email Derek Ewing at

All riders who complete the series minimum of 3 rides are placed on the SBC Challenge Wall of Fame.  In addition you may receive a Gold, a Silver or a Bronze Award for all of your hard work in achieving your cycling goal.  Your mileage is recorded and a point awarded for each mile. (SBC members' TO and FROM miles can be counted as SBC ride miles but are not counted towards CHALLENGE totals.)

Click to see the 2016 Wall of Fame.

Award Earned – Points (miles) needed:

Bronze: 125 – 199
Silver:   200 – 374
Gold:    375+

Awards will be distributed at the January SBC Awards Banquet and can also be received without attending the banquet.