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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.

HomeDecember 2017 Ride Schedule


December 2017 / Jump to: Scheduled Rides
Weekday Daytime RidesCheck 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
through Friday 9:00 a.m.
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd
Show-N-Go
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. For information about this ride, contact Derek Ewing at 624-2016; also check Facebook at “Springfield IL Area Cycling” for updates.
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.
Monday thru
Friday
2:00 p.m.
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd Tom Clark, 726-5560
NOTE: Location Change!
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.
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
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. 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 along the Sangamon Valley Trail to Stuart Park for 12 mile RT or take the new extension north for up to 24 mi. There is no ride leader, but Ted can answer questions about this ride. 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
Show-N-Go
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 Ewing at 624-2016 if you have any questions.
Saturdays and Sundays
(Except Dec.
24)
11:00 a.m.
NOTE TIME
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd
Show-N-Go
Weekend BCD Ride – Hit 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 selfsufficient. NOTE: On December 24, join Scott's ride at 2 p.m. instead.
Scheduled Rides and Events Check start times!
Wednesday December 6 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.
Sunday
December 24 2:00 p.m.
Sangamon Valley Trail
South End Parking Lot
Bunker Hill Rd
Scott Sievers, 801-2873
ABCD –Crankin’ Christmas Eve Ride. Board your trusty twowheeled sleigh and head north for a merry meander up the newly extended Sangamon Valley Trail! We’ll stop for hot chocolate and egg nog at the north end of the trail during this 24-mile ride. Prizes for the most festive outfits and bikes—lumps of coal for everyone else!
Monday
January 1
11:00 a.m.
Rock ‘N Roll Hardees
2501 Adlai Stevenson Dr
Marty Celnick, 522-4206
ABCD –New Year’s Day Ride. Ride for 10-25 miles. Start the new year by keeping your resolution to ride more miles!
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 December 29 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!