Greg Feeny and friends have taken it upon themselves to beautify the Interurban Trail that runs from Springfield to Chatham. Under the auspices of the Friends of the Sangamon Valley (FOSV) and Springfield Park District, Greg has been removing unwanted exotic species like honeysuckle along the trail, and restoring the areas with native Illinois flowers, grasses, shrubs and trees. Because the plantings needed water, Greg lugged one gallon jugs – four at a time - on his bicycle to deliver water to the areas.
Scott Parker, Mark Wagner, Kyle Mundhenke
Harv Koplo and Troy Gilmore, along with CCC Volunteers
Brenda Price Carmody for her efforts in organizing the Bob Carmody Ride.
Matt Saner for his efforts in organizing the Tour de Corn
Rolling Meadows Farm Brewery for its installation of a new bicycle repair station on the north extension of the Sangamon Valley Trail.
Colby Baumberger for designing our new club logo and waiting patiently for us to pick one after the many choices that she presented.
Troy Gilmore - on March 20, Troy led a group of hardy cyclists on a ride into the country for a Daylight Savings Ride. After braving strong winds and cool temperatures, the group finished before dark. Prior to the ride, Troy was interviewed on News Channel 20 and spoke about the virtues of cycling.
The Springfield Hams were voted the Almost Anything Award for their route and communication efforts for the Capital City Century.
The Almost Anything Award was given to Larry and Vanessa Willmore for making a special trip the night prior to put coolers with water on the 53-mile route for riders on Challenge #3. The first 4 Challenge rides are self-supported but the lack of stores on this route made it a special case.
The Almost Anything Award was won by the Woodside Prairie and those who made it.