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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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February 2017 Ride Schedule

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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

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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.

Wednesday

February 1

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.

Wednesday

February 8

5:30-7:00 p.m.

Fox Run Restaurant & Lounge

1130 Legacy Pointe Drive

Poonam Mahajan, 691-3350

NC - Socializer. Join us for our February Socializer at Fox Run. Free appetizers. Greeter table near the door. Members and potential members are welcome to participate.

Monday

February 20

9:00 a.m.

Vredenburg Park

Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd

Derek Ewing, 624-2016

Holiday A-Ride. See Weekend A-Ride description above. *Disclaimer: Location and time sometimes change due to weather.

Monday

February 20

11:00 a.m.

Vredenburg Park

Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd

Show-N-Go

Show-N-Go – Presidents’ Day Ride. See Weekend Club Ride description above.

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 HELMETS please and thanks!!! Disclaimer: Routes will vary based on conditions. Contact Jeff for more information.

Friday

Febuary 24

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!