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Date: 6/24/2021
Subject: June 2021 SBC News
From: Springfield Bicycle Club



Springfield Bicycle Club News - June 2021
In this e-newsletter: 
- May 2021 Incentive Awards
- Yard Sale - Saturday, June 26
- Pactimo Shop Opening July 1
- Membership Report
- Ride Schedule
- Capitol City Century Update
- Volunteers Needed for SCS
- Board Meetings
 
 

Incentive Awards - May 2021

COVID-19 forced a long hiatus from organized rides and, as a result, the monthly Incentive Awards program was suspended.  We're pleased to announce the following winners for the month of May. Congratulations!

Jordan Litvak’s ride of May 1st,  was voted Ride of the Month.  As the first led ride in over a year, it was widely appreciated and turnout was high.  Congratulations, Jordan!

The Almost Anything Award went to the Sangamon Cycling Series.  Among the winners were those who made the series possible, the ride leaders and SAG volunteers, and, of course, the participants.

Doug Barringer won the Ride Leader Incentive drawing.  Doug will receive a gift certificate to the bike store of his choice. 

To learn more about the SBC's award program, please visit our website:

Yard Sale This Weekend!
Saturday, June 26 8:00 AM-10:00 AM  |  Stuart Park

Gather all that extra cycling stuff you have lying around and make some money with it! Set up and buy/sell/trade items from your trunk or under one of the pavilions at Stuart Park. We'll sell items from 8-10 AM and then ride(BC Ride) at 10.  Route TBA but will likely head west to New Berlin. 

pactimo black

Pactimo Store Opening July 1

Look sharp on your rides in traditional blue, high viz-yellow or the all new black kit!

The Pactimo store will be open July 1 - 15, with delivery anticipated around August 30th. 

May 2021 Membership Report

Total Active:  362

You can view names of new and renewing members on the Club's home page. SBC Home Page

New: memberships/6 members
Renewing Individual: 11 memberships
 Renewing Family: 12 memberships/22 members
 
We wish to thank the following members who provided donations to the club with their memberships. 

Alan Whitaker
Tom Thornberry
John Sanford
Peggy Randle
Elizabeth Miller
Joel Johnson
Tom Clark
Cheryl Biesiada
Thomas Antonini
Bryan Albracht

Volunteers Needed - Sangamon Cycling Series

We're looking for volunteers to help out with the Sangamon Cycling Series. Roles are assisting at the aid stations or serving as ride leaders.  Responsibilities will be greeting riders and distributing bottled water and pre-packaged nutrition (likely mini-Clif bars). If you are able to transport a large cooler with ice and the food supplies, please let us know. Bring a chair or come prepared to sit in your vehicle or along the road with sunscreen and head covering.

Dates and time slots for aid station volunteers are:

 Event 3A: Saturday, July 17

  8:00-10:00 mile 10/32 – Lake Sangchris
  10:00-12:00 mile 20/32 – Jett Rd

Event 3B: Sunday, July 25

  8:00-10:00 same
  10:00-12:00 same

Event 4A: Saturday, August 14

  8:00-10:00 mile 12/40 – Johns Creek Rd/Keplinger Rd
  10:00-12:00 mile 31/40 Kennedy/West Divernon Rd

Event 4B: Sunday, August 27

  8:00-10:00 same
  10:00-12:00 same

Ride Leaders are needed as well for the Sangamon Cycling Series. We would like to have a led- B Ride and Slow C leave each start location at 8:00am. If you would consider leading, please email vp@spfldcycling.org. We would expect other groups to depart each start location as early as 7:00am.

Upcoming Rides and Events - July 2021

The July ride schedule is live and jam-packed with rides of all distances and speeds.
Check it out and come on out! Highlighted below are a sampling of the July events.

 
Sunday, June 27
Sangamon Cycling Series Event 2B
Our summer series continues with the second supported ride for Event 2. Meet at Stuart Park  at 8:00 a.m. Learn more about the series at the link below.
 
Saturday, July 10
Tour De Donut, Staunton, IL
This ride is one of the SBC Travels events for 2021. The Tour de Donut is a bicycle race spoof on the Tour de France. From the mass start, the 32-24 mile route follows lightly traveled roads over rolling terrain. Riders can stop at two checkpoint stations (donut stops). While donut consumption is not mandatory, you can knock 5 minutes off your total time for each donut consumed.  For more info, check the website:
 
Saturday, July 17
Sangamon Cycling Series Event 3A
Our summer series continues with Event No. 3. Meet at Chatham Community Park at 8:00 a.m. Learn more about the series at the link below.
 
Sunday, July 18
Monster Metric Century
This first annual event sponsored by Wheelfast Bike Shop and SLF Motion Events kicks off at 8:00 a.m. from Ball Chatham Elementary School. Enjoy Matt Saner's famous monster cookies and the first 200 registered riders score a pair of socks.
 
Sunday, July 25
Sangamon Cycling Series Event 3B
Our summer series continues with Event No. 3. Meet at Chatham Community Park at 8:00 a.m. Learn more about the series at the link below.
 

Capital City Century

Registration for the 2021 CCC is now open and registrations are rolling in! Have you signed up yet?

The Capital City Century (CCC), supported by the Springfield Bicycle Club (SBC), rolls out from Centennial Park on the west side of Springfield, Illinois on Saturday, September 11. Road riders will choose a 40, 63, 100, or 125-mile course. New this year, a 63-mile “Groad” ride combines paved sections from the road rides and gravel roads. This All-American ride showcases Central Illinois’ backroads and small towns during this non-competitive annual cycling event.

One large loop into the countryside is the main feature to this year’s route. Travel through small All-American towns in Sangamon, Cass, Mason, and Menard Counties. Discover restaurants, bars, and coffee shops where you can purchase food or drink and support locally owned establishments hit hard by COVID-19. Rest stops with bottled water and pre-packaged snacks will also be staged along the way. Towns along the longest (125-mile) route include Berlin, Pleasant Plains, Ashland, Chandlerville, Bath, Kilbourne, Oakford, Petersburg, and Athens. Shorter routes also travel through a few of the previously mentioned towns. Once road surfaces are inspected, routes will be verified and released before the event. Updates on coffee shops, bars, and restaurants will be made available soon.

Board Meetings
 
Next Meeting: July 5, 2021, 7:00 PM Zoom

Board meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. The board has been meeting via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue this practice for the foreseeable future.  All club members are invited to sit in on these meetings.  If you would like to sit in on a board meeting, please contact Troy Gilmore at the email below:

SBC Website - Email Archive

You can view past e-newsletters like this one on the SBC website.  Go to the "Members Only" tab on the menu and find the "Club Emails" link.  You must be logged in to access the page. 

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