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June, 2024

Saturday
1
Vredenburg Park
8:00 AM
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Saturday‘s V-Park rides are an A-level recreational endurance ride of 50+- miles. As this is NOT A TRAINING RIDE and is a NO DROP RIDE, stronger riders should set a pace that keeps the group together. If you‘d like additional work, please ride off the back. These rides should be steady pace with full group rotation to involve all riders who want to work up front.
Sunday
2
all Elementary School
8:00 AM
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The 4th Annual Monster Metric Century at Ball Elementary School 1015 New City Road, Chatham, IL Sunday June 2nd, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. Registration will be open from 7:00-8:30 a.m. the day of the ride Pre-register online here: https://fs29.formsite.com/L5G9FH/form1/index or at Wheel Fast, 17 Cottonwood Dr. in Chatham through Saturday 6-1-2024 at 2:00 p.m. Group mass start at 8:00 a.m. There will be three approximate distance options: 62, 40, & 20 miles Donation cost is $25 Free Wheel Fast 25th Anniversary T-shirt to the first 150 riders!!! T-shirt size will be guaranteed ready the day of the ride if you are pre-registered by May 22nd. T-shirts for any registrations after this date will be available for pick up at Wheel Fast Bicycle Co. at a later date. SAG service until 1:00 p.m. Rest stops for all routes with food and drink Lunch Served from 11:00-1:30 following the ride All Proceeds benefit Titan Fuel & Charity TBD Call Wheel Fast with any questions 217-483-7807
Sunday
2
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Sunday‘s ride is a more relaxed pace, 40-50 miles at a steady pace with full rotation. Derek will have a route prepared for many of these rides.
Monday
3
Washington Park Picnic Shelter
9:00 AM
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Show-n-Go Geezer Ride. Retired geezers or wannabe geezers have a laid-back show-n-go ride weekdays for about 30 miles or so. The direction we head depends on who shows up and which direction the wind is blowing, but will generally be about 30 miles. Meet at the Washington Park Picnic Pavilion
Monday
3
Loami - Post Office
5:45 PM
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For June, we‘ll be riding out of Loami. Meet at the post office for a 5:45 rollout, with 20-25 miles of mixed surface fun. This is a no-drop ride, and pace will vary depending on those that arrive. We typically average between 15-17mph for the ride. The first MNG every month will be at a slower pace with less rugged routes. If you‘re new to gravel, not used to group riding, or just unsure if you can keep pace with our normal ride, please come out and join us for the first Monday of the month.
Tuesday
4
Washington Park Picnic Shelter
9:00 AM
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Show-n-Go Geezer Ride. Retired geezers or wannabe geezers have a laid-back show-n-go ride weekdays for about 30 miles or so. The direction we head depends on who shows up and which direction the wind is blowing, but will generally be about 30 miles. Meet at the Washington Park Picnic Pavilion
Tuesday
4
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30+ miles on some of the hills north of Springfield. The group will head out of town with the Team Mack group. Ride Leaders are Sean Walker and Nick Fogleman.
Tuesday
4
Lake Springfield Beach House
5:45 PM
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Join Jennifer for 20-25 miles from the Lake Springfield Beach House
Tuesday
4
Scheels parking lot near Casa Real
5:45 PM
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Let‘s ride about 19 miles out through the woods near Lake Springfield, Chatham and back. Have no fear, it‘s all nice paved roads! Ridden last fall, it proved to be a wonderful ride! See the "Slow C Collection" in RWGPS for route details.
Wednesday
5
Caribou Coffee
9:00 AM
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This is a no-drop ride that starts at a 17 mph average at the start of the season, progressing to 18-19 mph. There is a coffee stop after the ride at Caribou Coffee. Distance TBD
Wednesday
5
Washington Park Picnic Shelter
9:00 AM
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Show-n-Go Geezer Ride. Retired geezers or wannabe geezers have a laid-back show-n-go ride weekdays for about 30 miles or so. The direction we head depends on who shows up and which direction the wind is blowing, but will generally be about 30 miles. Meet at the Washington Park Picnic Pavilion
Wednesday
5
Stuart Park
5:30 PM
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Join Ride Leader Libby Shawgo for a casual cruise on the trail or varied route and distance based on group consensus. Pace will be 10-12 miles per hour and will cover about 12 miles minimum. This is a great ride for novice cyclists.
Thursday
6
Washington Park Picnic Shelter
9:00 AM
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Show-n-Go Geezer Ride. Retired geezers or wannabe geezers have a laid-back show-n-go ride weekdays for about 30 miles or so. The direction we head depends on who shows up and which direction the wind is blowing, but will generally be about 30 miles. Meet at the Washington Park Picnic Pavilion
Thursday
6
Stuart Park
5:30 PM
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20-30 miles at 14.1-16 mph. Route TBA. Amanda Fogleman will lead this evening ride, with Jennifer Walker as backup.
Thursday
6
Nelson Center Park Lot - Lincoln Park
6:00 PM
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The second session of the Capital City Connection will take place at Lincoln Park, 6 PM
Friday
7
Washington Park Picnic Shelter
9:00 AM
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Show-n-Go Geezer Ride. Retired geezers or wannabe geezers have a laid-back show-n-go ride weekdays for about 30 miles or so. The direction we head depends on who shows up and which direction the wind is blowing, but will generally be about 30 miles. Meet at the Washington Park Picnic Pavilion
Friday
7
Lost Bridge Trail, IDOT Trailhead
9:00 AM
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Meet at the Lost Bridge Trail and ride 6 miles to the Lighthouse Restaurant in Rochester, then back. Ignore the parking lot construction sign about the Lost Bridge Trail access closed and meet at IDOT lower loading dock delivery at south end of building.
Sunday
9
Scoop du Jour Ice Cream & Coffee Shop
7:00 AM
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14-16 mph, 25+- miles. Start your week with a low-key ride from Scoop du Jour ice cream/coffee in Chatham. We‘ll head south to Auburn and then loop back via Loami. Leaders will rotate based upon availability, but the route will remain essentially the same. We may add mileage as the season progresses. Enjoy tasty treats after the ride! RidewithGPS Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46414056
Sunday
9
Hyvee
8:00 AM
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Join Bill Stokes and the "Golden Spokes" group for a BC ride. Meet at the south end of the Hyvee parking lot. Breakfast following at a local eatery
Sunday
9
Chatham Post Office
8:00 AM
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Sunday‘s ride is a more relaxed pace of 40-50 miles at a steady pace with full rotation. Derek will have a route for this ride.
Tuesday
11
Top Cats Chill and Grill
4:00 PM
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Overflowing with bike gear or finding yourself in need of more? Make your way to the Springfield Bicycle Club’s First Annual Big Bike Gear Swap. This is the perfect opportunity to buy, sell, or trade your surplus cycling equipment. Join fellow cycling enthusiasts on Tuesday, June 11th, at Top Cats Bar & Grill for an event that promises to gear you up for your next ride! We will have both indoor and outdoor space to set up. Please register at the link if you have gear to bring. This will help the organizers determine how much table space is needed. Open to both members and non-members of the Springfield Bicycle Club.
Tuesday
11
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30+ miles on some of the hills north of Springfield. The group will head out of town with the Team Mack group. Ride Leaders are Sean Walker and Nick Fogleman.
Tuesday
11
Wheelfast Bike Shop
5:45 PM
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Join Jennifer from Wheelfast for 20-25 miles
Tuesday
11
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Athens with an Irwin Bridge Bottoms option for those wanting some hills. It‘s 23 miles to Athens or 19 miles through the picturesque river bottoms, both start at Stuart Park. Look in the "Slow C Collection" of RWGPS for the routes. This adds a little spice to the traditional Athens ride! Get to the Swap Meet early for the best selection, then come out and ride!
Wednesday
12
Caribou Coffee
9:00 AM
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This is a no-drop ride that starts at a 17 mph average at the start of the season, progressing to 18-19 mph. There is a coffee stop after the ride at Caribou Coffee. Distance TBD
Wednesday
12
Stuart Park
5:30 PM
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The Wednesday night D Ride is now officially a show and go social ride, effective immediately. Meet up at Stuart Park at 5:30 each Wednesday for a leisurely ride to a destination of the group‘s choosing. If you‘re not feeling that adventurous, ride the Sangamon Valley Trail with the group, skip the social destination, and head back to the park. We‘ve done neighborhood rides as well as rides to Springfield Beer Company/Freddy‘s, Culver‘s, and Athens Corner Pub. Rides are 15 to 24 miles round trip at a 10 - 12 mph pace. Join us and bring your treat money and ideas for other destinations! Questions? Text Libby Shawgo at 217-416-1104. This is a great ride for novice cyclists.
Wednesday
12
New City - parking lot at intersection of New City Blacktop and Pawnee New City Road
5:45 PM
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Test your time trial legs at this longstanding ride, held every other Wednesday in season. 10.85-mile out and back course. Riders are started in 15-second intervals.
Thursday
13
Lake Springfield Beach House
5:30 PM
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20-30 miles at 14.1-16 mph. Route TBA. Amanda Fogleman will lead this evening ride, with Jennifer Walker as backup.
Saturday
15
Vredenburg Park
8:00 AM
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Saturday‘s V-Park rides are an A-level recreational endurance ride of 50+- miles. As this is NOT A TRAINING RIDE and is a NO DROP RIDE, stronger riders should set a pace that keeps the group together. If you‘d like additional work, please ride off the back. These rides should be steady pace with full group rotation to involve all riders who want to work up front.
Saturday
15
Auburn IL square/ Slauterhouse Brewing, 321 W Madison St, Auburn
9:00 AM
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Join Jennifer for some new roads! Meet at the Auburn square (Slauterhouse Brewing) and we‘ll head towards Farmersville to utilize the Green Diamond Rail Trail that goes to Waggoner. From there, we‘ll make our way back to Auburn. Total around 40 miles. We‘ll finish with some refreshing drinks (cocktails or mocktails!) and pizza and more! :) If you have a gravel bike, bring it, but road bikes will also work!
Sunday
16
Scoop du Jour Ice Cream & Coffee Shop
7:00 AM
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14-16 mph, 25+- miles. Start your week with a low-key ride from Scoop du Jour ice cream/coffee in Chatham. We‘ll head south to Auburn and then loop back via Loami. Leaders will rotate based upon availability, but the route will remain essentially the same. We may add mileage as the season progresses. Enjoy tasty treats after the ride! RidewithGPS Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46414056
Sunday
16
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Sunday‘s ride is a more relaxed pace, 40-50 miles at a steady pace with full rotation. Derek will have a route prepared for many of these rides.
Monday
17
Southwind Park - Erin's Pavillion
9:00 AM
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Meet at the Southeast corner of Erin‘s Pavilion and ride 6 miles on paved trails in Southwind park and Trevi Gardens to view seven sensory gardens, then to Motorheads Route 66 Museum and Restaurant.
Tuesday
18
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30+ miles on some of the hills north of Springfield. The group will head out of town with the Team Mack group. Ride Leaders are Sean Walker and Nick Fogleman.
Tuesday
18
Sangamon Brewing Company
5:45 PM
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Join three levels of riders for 16-20 miles of fun to finish for a good meal and drinks!
Tuesday
18
Sangamo Brewing
5:45 PM
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After last week‘s river bottoms hills, let‘s have a relaxing ride from Sangamo Brewing through Glenarm for a little over 16 miles. Top it off with some food and a beverage at Sangamo Brewing at ride‘s end! Check out the route at the "Slow C Collection" of RWGPS.
Wednesday
19
Caribou Coffee
9:00 AM
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This is a no-drop ride that starts at a 17 mph average at the start of the season, progressing to 18-19 mph. There is a coffee stop after the ride at Caribou Coffee. Distance TBD
Wednesday
19
Stuart Park
5:30 PM
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The Wednesday night D Ride is now officially a show and go social ride, effective immediately. Meet up at Stuart Park at 5:30 each Wednesday for a leisurely ride to a destination of the group‘s choosing. If you‘re not feeling that adventurous, ride the Sangamon Valley Trail with the group, skip the social destination, and head back to the park. We‘ve done neighborhood rides as well as rides to Springfield Beer Company/Freddy‘s, Culver‘s, and Athens Corner Pub. Rides are 15 to 24 miles round trip at a 10 - 12 mph pace. Join us and bring your treat money and ideas for other destinations! Questions? Text Libby Shawgo at 217-416-1104. This is a great ride for novice cyclists.
Thursday
20
Stuart Park
5:30 PM
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20-30 miles at 14.1-16 mph. Route TBA. Amanda Fogleman will lead this evening ride, with Jennifer Walker as backup.
Saturday
22
Loami Square
8:00 AM
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The Sangamon Gravel series will consist of monthly rides May-July, featuring 20/40/60 mile routes with convenience stops at regular intervals. It‘s a free event, but register at the link below to be eligible for prizes and a segment-based points competition. https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Springfield/SangamonGravelSeries
Saturday
22
Vredenburg Park
8:00 AM
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Saturday‘s V-Park rides are an A-level recreational endurance ride of 50+- miles. As this is NOT A TRAINING RIDE and is a NO DROP RIDE, stronger riders should set a pace that keeps the group together. If you‘d like additional work, please ride off the back. These rides should be steady pace with full group rotation to involve all riders who want to work up front.
Sunday
23
Scoop du Jour Ice Cream & Coffee Shop
7:00 AM
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14-16 mph, 25+- miles. Start your week with a low-key ride from Scoop du Jour ice cream/coffee in Chatham. We‘ll head south to Auburn and then loop back via Loami. Leaders will rotate based upon availability, but the route will remain essentially the same. We may add mileage as the season progresses. Enjoy tasty treats after the ride! RidewithGPS Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46414056
Sunday
23
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Sunday‘s ride is a more relaxed pace, 40-50 miles at a steady pace with full rotation. Derek will have a route prepared for many of these rides.
Tuesday
25
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30+ miles on some of the hills north of Springfield. The group will head out of town with the Team Mack group. Ride Leaders are Sean Walker and Nick Fogleman.
Tuesday
25
Scheels Parking lot near Casa Real
5:45 PM
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Meet in the parking lot near Scheels and ride about 23 miles south on the InterUrban Trail through Chatham to the end of Main Street, a loop through the country and back. See the "Slow C Collection" in RWGPS for route details.
Wednesday
26
Caribou Coffee
9:00 AM
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This is a no-drop ride that starts at a 17 mph average at the start of the season, progressing to 18-19 mph. There is a coffee stop after the ride at Caribou Coffee. Distance TBD
Wednesday
26
Stuart Park
5:30 PM
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The Wednesday night D Ride is now officially a show and go social ride, effective immediately. Meet up at Stuart Park at 5:30 each Wednesday for a leisurely ride to a destination of the group‘s choosing. If you‘re not feeling that adventurous, ride the Sangamon Valley Trail with the group, skip the social destination, and head back to the park. We‘ve done neighborhood rides as well as rides to Springfield Beer Company/Freddy‘s, Culver‘s, and Athens Corner Pub. Rides are 15 to 24 miles round trip at a 10 - 12 mph pace. Join us and bring your treat money and ideas for other destinations! Questions? Text Libby Shawgo at 217-416-1104. This is a great ride for novice cyclists.
Wednesday
26
New City - parking lot at intersection of New City Blacktop and Pawnee New City Road
5:45 PM
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Test your time trial legs at this longstanding ride, held every other Wednesday in season. 10.85-mile out and back course. Riders are started in 15-second intervals.
Saturday
29
Athens Community Park
8:00 AM
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Event 2 of the SCS will start and finish at Athens Community Park. Pick your distance. This ride is open to all club members, however, we do ask that you register for the series if you plan to utilize the rest stop in Athens. Sag support is provided. Cost is $30 for non-member, $20 for club members. Click on the REGISTER NOW button to be taken to the BikeSignUp registration page.
Saturday
29
Vredenburg Park
8:00 AM
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Saturday‘s V-Park rides are an A-level recreational endurance ride of 50+- miles. As this is NOT A TRAINING RIDE and is a NO DROP RIDE, stronger riders should set a pace that keeps the group together. If you‘d like additional work, please ride off the back. These rides should be steady pace with full group rotation to involve all riders who want to work up front.
Sunday
30
Scoop du Jour Ice Cream & Coffee Shop
7:00 AM
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14-16 mph, 25+- miles. Start your week with a low-key ride from Scoop du Jour ice cream/coffee in Chatham. We‘ll head south to Auburn and then loop back via Loami. Leaders will rotate based upon availability, but the route will remain essentially the same. We may add mileage as the season progresses. Enjoy tasty treats after the ride! RidewithGPS Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46414056
Sunday
30
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Sunday‘s ride is a more relaxed pace, 40-50 miles at a steady pace with full rotation. Derek will have a route prepared for many of these rides.