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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


The Cycling Challenge is a series of events throughout the riding season, designed to aid in your cycling fitness and accomplish the goal of completing the Capital City Century (CCC) in September. 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 CCC.

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 convenience store.  To help ensure that all have someone to ride with  there will be groups of all ride levels.

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.

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.