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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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January 2017 Ride Schedule


Jump to: Scheduled Rides
Weekday Daytime Rides Check start times!
Monday thru
Friday
10:00 a.m.
Morning Geezer Ride
Washington Park Pavilion on the South side of the park
Pete Gudmundson, 523-8200
Show-N-Go ride for retired geezers or those hoping to become geezers. No leader or map, but Pete shows up often enough for this ride that he can answer questions. Participating riders should turn in miles to the club records keeper. Start time may change due to weather and other considerations. Please call ahead.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
9:00 a.m.
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd
Derek Ewing, 624-2016
Weekday A-Ride. The weekday ride is a No Drop Ride, but riders should be able to maintain speeds of 18-20 mph for 20 to 40 miles between stops. Usually includes a stop midway. See Weekend A-Ride for full description.
Monday thru
Friday
10:00 a.m.
Daily Pana Trail Ride, Lake Taylorville parking lot, Rt 29
Pat Stephens, 287-7056
Show-N-Go along the Lincoln Heritage Trail. Turn in miles to the records keeper. There is no ride leader, but Pat can answer questions about this ride.
Monday thru
Friday
Noon
IDOT, Lost Bridge Trail
Dirksen Parkway
Show-N-Go
BCD — Lunch Ride. Skip lunch and ride the trail. Typically 10-20 miles at a moderate BC pace. Riders may add a loop from Rochester. CD riders are welcome to ride the trail but should be self-sufficient. Turn your miles in to the Records Keeper.
Tuesday & Thursday
Noon
NOTE TIME & LOCATION
IDOT, Lost Bridge Trail
Dirksen Parkway
Derek Ewing, 624-2016
Weekday Lunch A- Ride. This is a No Drop Ride, but riders should be able to maintain speeds of 18-20 mph for 20 to 40 miles between stops. Usually includes a stop midway. See Weekend A-Ride for full description.
Monday thru
Friday
12:15 p.m.
Strike & Spare
Durkin & West Lawrence
Dave Ross 789-4823
BC — Westside Lunch Ride. We’ll hop on the Sangamon Valley Trail or head out into the country.

Weekday Evening Rides Check start times!
Mondays
5:45 p.m.
NOTE TIME
Parking lot at east end of Wabash Trail by Sonic
Wabash Ave & Park St
Show-N-Go
BCD — Show-N-Go along the Wabash and Interurban Trails. Turn miles in to the club records keeper. Lights required, sun sets before 5:00 after the time change.
Wednesdays
5:45 p.m.
NOTE TIME
Sangamon Valley Trail
South End Parking Lot
Ted Sunder, 698-9194
BCD – Show-N-Go on the Sangamon Valley Trail. Turn in miles to the records keeper. There is no ride leader, but Ted can answer questions about this ride. Lights required, sun sets before 5:00 after the time change.
Monday through Friday
6:00 p.m.
Pana Trail, Lake Taylorville parking lot, Rt 29
Charlie Witsman, 299-7038
Show-N-Go – Ride on the Lincoln Heritage Trail. Turn in miles to the club records keeper. Call Charlie if you need information about trail conditions or directions. Lights required.
Scheduled Rides and Events Check start times!
Saturdays and Sundays
11:00 a.m.
NOTE TIME
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd


Show-N-Go
BCD –Weekend Club Ride— Ride the trails or go out in the country. If the trail is not clear and dry but the roads are, start from west end parking lot on Robbins Road. Turn in your miles to the club records keeper. D riders can ride the trails but should be self-sufficient.
Saturdays and Sundays
9:00 a.m.
NOTE: location and time may vary (see Facebook page)
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd


Derek Ewing, 624-2016
Weekend A-Ride. This ride is intended for extremely strong and competitive riders with expert bike handling skills. Expect riders to be self-sufficient and to maintain speeds of 19+ mph for extended distances using pace lines. Riders will agree on a destination and determine a route at the time of the ride. Developmental A-riders and B-riders are welcome, but they should be self-sufficient or accompanied by an experienced rider. To receive information about upcoming rides, search “Springfield IL Area Cycling” on Facebook, then click on “Join Group”. Contact Derek if you have any questions.
Sunday
January 1
Time varies
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd
Lisa Kidd, 546-1698
Holiday A-Ride. See Weekend A-Ride description.*Disclaimer: Schedule sometimes changes in fall due to weather. Please call ahead.
Sunday
January 1
11:00 a.m.
Rock ‘N Roll Hardees
2501 Adlai Stevenson Dr
Marty Celnick, 522-4206
ABCD –New Years Day Ride.Ride for 10-25 miles. Start the new year by keeping your resolution to ride more miles!
Wednesday
January 4
7:00 p.m.
Residence
2301 Sangamon Ave
Ken Anderson, 522-3876
NC – Board Meeting. All SBC members are invited to attend the board meeting.
Monday
January 16
Time varies
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd
Lisa Kidd, 546-1698
Holiday A-Ride. See Weekend A-Ride description. *Disclaimer: Schedule sometimes changes in fall due to weather. Please call ahead.
Monday
January 16
11:00 a.m.
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd
Show-N-Go
Show-N-Go— Martin Luther King’s Birthday Ride. See Weekend Club Ride description.
Friday
January 27
6:00 p.m. Party
7:00 p.m. Food
Maldaners Restaurant (upstairs)
222 S Sixth St
Poonam Mahajan, 691-3350
NC –Annual Awards Banquet and Winter Party. The event is open to all current SBC members and 1 guest each. The cost of the meal will be $10 per attendee again this year (check or exact change please!) RSVP required. Please reserve by emailing Poonam at social@spfldcycling.org by the RSVP deadline, January 20. Attendance limited to 100 people. Dinner will be followed by incentive drawings, awards, and a slide show. Please send photos for the slide show to photos@spfldcycling.org.
Other Area Rides & Events
Springfield area bike shops and other entities sponsor or host a number of rides and events each year. When we receive requests to help publicize these activities, we’ll post them in this new section of the QR.
NOTE: ‘Other area ride’ miles count for club miles, as they are organized rides.
Tuesdays
6:00 p.m.
Biketek
957 Clock Tower Dr
Jeffveloart(at)gmail.com
Facebook: Jeff Curtis Williams
Andy Brown, 971-1412
Tuesday Night Trail Rides– MTB/cyclocross/off road bikes
are recommended. All are welcome! We will split off at Washington & Koke Mill to do the “church trail”. LIGHTS and HELMETSplease and thanks!!! Disclaimer: Routes will vary based on conditions. Contact Jeff for more information.
Friday
January 27
5:30 p.m.
Capitol Area Visitor’s Center
College & Edwards Streets
(lot entrance on Edwards)
Alan Escobar, 638-9523
Critical Mass Ride. Ride for about 1 hour at a slow pace. Suitable for all bikes. Critical Mass is a worldwide event held the last Friday of every month. All riders are welcome to join in a celebration of riding bicycles. Why? Because bikes are fun!