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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.

HomeMarch 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
starting
March 13
5:30 p.m.
Parking lot at east end of Wabash Trail by Sonic
Wabash Ave & Park St
Alan Whitaker, 494-6807
BC — Leave from the east end of the trail at 5:30 p.m. Those riding from Parkway Pointe theater (Lindbergh Blvd & Robbins Rd) will start a few minutes earlier to allow time to sign in. This popular ride will get you 16 miles from Sonic or 21 miles from Parkway Pointe. Lights recommended.
Tuesdays
Starting March 14
5:30 p.m.
IDOT
Dirksen Pkwy & Ash St
Show-N-Go
BCD — Show-N-Go along the Lost Bridge Trail. Turn miles in to the club records keeper. Lights recommended.
Wednesdays 5:30 p.m.
Starting March 15
Sangamon Valley Trail
South End Parking Lot
Bunker Hill Rd
Ted Sunder, 698-9194
BC — Show-N-Go on the Sangamon Valley Trail through March 8. Becomes a led ride on March 15, when you can ride the trail with Ted for 12 miles or add a low traffic county road to the airport for a total of 15. Lights recommended.
Thursdays
starting
March 16
5:30 p.m.
IDOT
Dirksen Pkwy & Ash St
Show-N-Go
BCD – Ride the Lost Bridge Trail for 10-14 miles. Lights recommended.
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!
Wednesday
March 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.
Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 a.m.
NOTE:
Through March 11
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.
NOTE: Leader-led Club ABCD rides begin March 12.
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
March 8
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Balen’s Bar & Grill
217 S 5thSt
Poonam Mahajan, 691-3350
NC -Socializer. Join us for our March Socializer at Balen’s Bar & Grill. Free appetizers. Greeter table near the door. Members and potential members are welcome to participate.
Sunday
March 12
10:00 a.m.
Residence
2204 Checkerberry Ln
Jim Disney, 341-4595
ABCD –Daylight Savings Time Ride. Time to spring ahead – riding season has officially begun! Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour the night before. Jim has different ride options planned, including a trail ride, and will provide vegetarian black bean soup and chicken jambalaya. Non-riders may show up at noon for the party. If the weather is not fit for biking, please stop by to eat the food Jim has prepared.
Saturday
March 18
10:00 a.m.
Rotary Park
Iles and Archer Elevator Rd
Dave Ross, 416-1682
ABCD – Dave will take us 30-40 miles to the north, south, or west, depending upon wind direction. D riders can ride the Sangamon Valley Trail.
Sunday
March 19
10:00 a.m.
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd
Alan Whitaker, 494-6807
ABCD – Come ride with Alan to celebrate the arrival of spring the following day. D riders can ride the trails.
Saturday
March 25
10:00 a.m.
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd
Marty Celnick, 494-9967
ABCD –Ride the trail to Chatham or, perhaps, head in a different direction. Marty will take riders north, south, east, or west depending upon the wind direction.
Sunday
March 26
10:00 a.m.
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd
Robert LaBonte, 787-0237
ABCD –Robert’s Pre-Easter Ride. This will probably be a trail ride to Chatham with a brunch option. Robert will reprise this ride on Easter (April 16).
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.
Wednesdays
Starting
March 15
5:30 p.m.

April 5
6:10 p.m.
Wheelfast
17 Cottonwood Dr
Chatham
Matt Saner, 483-7807
ABCWheelfast Road Ride. Intermediate training ride. Meet at the bike shop and plan on 16-20 miles.
Matt informs us that this ride will officially start on April 5th.
Thursdays
Starting
March 16
5:45 p.m.
Scheels
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd
Amy Beadle, 726-6330
Trail and Road Ride— A chance for fellow bike enthusiasts to get together and share their passion. This ride is intended for all levels of riders. Some riders stay on the trails for 10-12 miles while others add a road ride for 20-30 miles. A designated rider leader stays at the back of each riding group.
Friday
March 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!