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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 2018 Ride Schedule

March 2018 / 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
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
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. There is no ride leader, but Marty can answer questions about this ride. 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
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.
Scheduled Rides and Events Check start times!
Wednesday
March 7
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
March 10 11 a.m.
Waldrop Park
Sherman
Cindy Kvamme, 971-8687
ABC — Take a spin with Cindy from Sherman to Athens. 35 miles with a 24-mile cutoff.

Sunday
March 11 1:00 p.m.
NOTE TIME
Centennial Park
MAIN parking lot
(not the trailhead)
Mike Kokal, (618) 560-9288
ABC –Winery Ride. Pedal 16-20 miles with Mike to Danenberger Family Vineyards (12341 Irish Road, New Berlin) for libations.
Wednesday
March 14
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Dublin Pub
1975 West Wabash Ave.
Gladys Hajek, 698-7626
March Socializer. Have a pint with your pedaling pals as we celebrate the rapidly approaching cycling season.
Saturday
March 17
10:00 a.m.
Lost Bridge Trail
IDOT South Dirksen Parkway
Scott Sievers, 801-2873
ABC –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 roundtrip.
Sunday
March 18 10 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 25 mile route. D riders can ride the trail.
Saturday
March 24 10 a.m.
Vredenburg Park
Saxon Dr & Crusaders Rd Ted Sunder, 698-9194
ABCD – Follow Ted for 25 to 30 miles, with the direction depending upon the wind.
Sunday
March 25
10:00 a.m.
Sangamon Valley Trail
South End Parking Lot
Bunker Hill Rd
Robert LaBonte, 787-0237
ABCD – Robert will lead us up and back for about 24 miles roundtrip on the recently extended Sangamon Valley Trail, with a possible stop at Rolling Meadows Brewery on the return leg.
Saturday
March 31
10:00 a.m.
Rochester Station
Walnut St & Rte. 29
Tom Clark, 726-5560
Join Tom on a 38-mile ride to Edinburg and Mechanicsburg or take the 28-mile cutoff on Buckhart Road. D riders can ride the Lost Bridge Trail. Expect C, B, and high B riding groups to form.
Ride to the ride for more miles.
Sunday
April 1
10:00 a.m.
Parking lot at east end of
Wabash Trail by Sonic
Wabash Ave & Park St
Harv Koplo & Annette Chinuge,
899-9175
April Foolish Easter Ride. Easter falls on April Fool's Day this year, so feel free to dress up in whatever foolish Easter costume you can devise. We'll see where the wind blows us, for up to 30 miles, with a possible stop at the Apple Barn. D riders can ride the trail.
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 schedule.
NOTE: ‘Other area ride’ miles count for club miles, as they are organized rides.
Friday
March 30
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!