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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.

HomeNovember 2017 Ride Schedule

November 2017 / Jump to: Scheduled Rides

Weekday Daytime Rides Check start times!
Monday through
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 can answer questions about this ride. NOTE: Riders occasionally change the start time 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/B 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.
Monday thru
Friday
10:00 a.m.
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd
Tom Clark, 726-5560
Weekday BCD Club Ride. Show-N-Go. Ride the trails or go out in the country. Turn in miles to the records keeper. There is no ride leader, but Tom can answer questions about this ride.
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 may be able to answer questions about this ride.
Monday thru
Friday
Noon
IDOT, Lost Bridge Trail
Dirksen Parkway
Show-N-Go
ABC — Lunch Ride. Skip lunch and ride the trail. Riders may add a loop from Rochester. D riders are welcome to ride the trail but should be self-sufficient. Turn your miles in to the records keeper.
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
5:30 p.m.
Parking lot at east end of Wabash Trail by Sonic
Wabash Ave & Park St
Marty Celnick, 494-9967
BC — Show-N-Go 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 meet up with those riding from Sonic. This ride will get you 16 miles from Sonic or 21 miles from Parkway Pointe. Lights required.
Tuesdays
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 required.
Wednesdays 5:30 p.m.

Sangamon Valley Trail
South End Parking Lot
Bunker Hill Rd
Ted Sunder, 698-9194
BC — Show-N-Go on the trail for 12 miles or add a low traffic county road to the airport for a total of 15. Lights required.

Thursdays
5:30 p.m.
IDOT
Dirksen Pkwy & Ash St
Show-N-Go
Show-N-Go along the Lost Bridge Trail. Turn miles in to the club records keeper. Lights required.
Monday through Friday
5:30 p.m.
Pana Trail, Lake Taylorville parking lot, Route 29
Charlie Witsman, 299-7038
Show-N-Go – Ride 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.
Weekend Daytime Rides
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/B 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.
Scheduled Rides and Events Check start times!
Wednesday
November 1
7:00 p.m.
Residence
2301 Sangamon Avenue
Ken Anderson, 522-3876
NC – Board Meeting. All SBC members are invited to attend the board meeting.
Saturday
November 4
10:00 a.m.
County Market parking lot
Sherman, IL
Barry Tobias, 303-6782
ABC – Barry will take us on a new route. Go to Middletown for 35 miles, or add a visit to Indian Hills and Athens for 50 miles.
Sunday
November 5
11:00 a.m.
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd
Show-N-Go
Show-N-Go – Ride the trails or go out in the country on this club ABC ride. Turn in your miles to the club records keeper. D riders can ride the trail but should be self-sufficient.
Wednesday
November 8
5-7 p.m.
Abe’s Hideout and Saloon
2301 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield
Gladys Hajek, 698-7626
NC – November Socializer. Join your pedaling pals and bring a potential new member to this get-together. Appetizers provided along with drawings for free drinks.
Friday
November 10
10:00 a.m.

Lost Bridge Trail
IDOT South Dirksen Parkway
Scott Sievers, 801-2873
ABCD — Head east from IDOT on the Lost Bridge Trail, then out into the countryside to Sangchris Lake and back for about 30 miles round-trip; D riders can stick to the trail for about 12 miles round-trip.
Saturday
November 11
11:00 a.m.
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd
Show-N-Go
Show-N-Go – Ride the trails or go out in the country on this club ABC ride. Turn in your miles to the club records keeper. D riders can ride the trail but should be self-sufficient.
Sunday
November 12
10:00 a.m.
Stuart Park
Winch Road north of Route 97 and Veteran’s Parkway
Deb Cooper, 546-5099
ABCD – Deb will guide us on a 30 mile route. D riders can ride the trail.
Saturday
November 18
11:00 a.m.
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd
Show-N-Go
Show-N-Go – Ride the trails or go out in the country on this club ABC ride. Turn in your miles to the club records keeper. D riders can ride the trail but should be self-sufficient.
Sunday
November 19
7:30 a.m.
NOTE TIME
Fairhills Shopping Center
W. Washington St. & Chatham Road/Bruns Lane
Scott Sievers, 801-2873
ABC –Sunrise Hill Ride. While the slackers are still sleeping, Scott will lead us on a 25-mile roundtrip ride to Salisbury, hitting some of the best hills the Springfield area has to offer. By riding early we’ll avoid some traffic and return in time to put your pants in a pew and/or reward yourself with a treat from Mel-O-Cream or Dunkin’ Donuts at the end of the ride.
Sunday
November 19
11:00 a.m.
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd
Show-N-Go
Show-N-Go – Ride the trails or go out in the country on this club ABC ride. Turn in your miles to the club records keeper. D riders can ride the trail but should be self-sufficient.
Thursday
November 23
9:00 a.m. - noon
Picnic Shelter
Washington Park
1500 S Grand Ave West
Show-N-Go
Show-N-Go –Annual Thanksgiving Day Cold Duck Ride. Join the Springfield Road Runners Club for this 20+ year tradition for both clubs. Ride laps in the park and turn in miles to the club records keeper.
Friday
November 24
11:00 a.m.
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd
Show-N-Go
Show-N-Go – The day after Thanksgiving is a state holiday, so ride the trails or go out in the country on this club ABC ride. Turn in your miles to the club records keeper. D riders can ride the trail but should be self-sufficient.
Friday
November 24
9:00 a.m.
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr& Crusaders Rd
Derek Ewing, 624-2016
Holiday A Ride. See weekend A ride description. Schedule changes so please call ahead.
Satuday
November 25
11:00 a.m.
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd
Show-N-Go
Show-N-Go – Ride the trails or go out in the country on this club ABC ride. Turn in your miles to the club records keeper. D riders can ride the trail but should be self-sufficient.
Sunday
November 26
11:00 a.m.
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd
Show-N-Go
Show-N-Go – Ride the trails or go out in the country on this club ABC ride. Turn in your miles to the club records keeper. D riders can ride the trail but should be self-sufficient.
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.
Friday
November 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!