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Springbike is a local club whose purpose is to promote
enjoyable safe cycling for its members and community.


Springbike Bicycle Club - Box 9823
  Springfield, Missouri 65801
Bike Friendly Community

What’s New?

Bike Shop Discounts

Discounts we receive from the bike shops and eateries are a gift to Springbike club members The rule is plain and simple - if you want the discount, please show your membership card at time of checkout.  Make a photo of it on your phone or print a copy and carry it with you in your money container. If you have lost your card and need a new copy,  Brandon Freeman and he will send you out a new one. Enjoy The Ride!

Online membership/renewals

Our online page which uses PayPal is now up. Here it is. (Of course you can still join/renew by mail).

Volunteer Page

If you want to help make our events successful, navigate here and see how you can help. You would be surprised how many people it takes. We ask every member to forgo one ride a year and volunteer. It can be a lot of fun too.

Who is the new
Member of the Month! New!

(We always need a new one - anyone can nominate someone, just supply me with the details!)

Check out our Special Interest Pages! If you want to start a Special Interest Page, send Dave an email with the details.

Join Springbike! You will find truth and knowledge! (Lot’s more...) Members electronically receive “The Tube,” a monthly newsletter (see archived copies here), participate in club-sponsored rides and events, and receive a 10% discount on bike accessories at local participating Bike Shops  Check out all the upcoming events here...

To join Springbike, simply fill out this fill out this form (Word or .pdf) and return it to us, come to our next meeting or ride, or do it online here. Need more information? Try our About Us and Frequently Asked Questions pages.

Welcome to Springbike!

 

Browse our site, tell a friend, and remember, ride safely!
 

Upcoming Rides and Events
(click here for the full calendar)
 


August 22 - Celebrate Life Ride -

1st Baptist Church in Battlefield, MO off Hwy FF and Weaver Rd. - 50 and 70 mile options, with Rib Crib & Andy’s served after the ride, along with free massage and adjustments provided by Doc Mullin with Twin Oaks Chiropractic. - 7 am start. full SAG support and Rest Stops.


Area Route Happenings (IMPORTANT)

If you aren’t already aware, there are several road closings happening in the area that will affect several of our bike routes this summer. Starting Monday the 18th, you will not be able to cross over Hwy 60 on Farm Road 253. That is being permanently closed as they replace it with an interchange. This is on the Tuesday night south ride. The good news is, riders can take Center street west to the light and cross over there and go through Jamestown, or go east into Rogersville on Center Street and cross at Hwy B/VV (Hardee’s). That intersection is also under construction, but B/VV is supposed to remain open the entire time as Hwy 60 will be going up and over it. Wednesday night rides out of Republic are cancelled for this season. All of the longer routes utilize the Hwy N/T bridge over over I-44. That bridge will no longer exist the weekend after Memorial Day. That project is on a fast track for replacement with it being anticipated to being back open for traffic by the time school starts in the fall and being totally complete by mid October. The detour for vehicular traffic is Hwy 266 to Route B/MM bridge over I-44 to the east. Looking forward to next spring, FR 253 will likely be closed to cyclists as a bridge will be placed over the railroad tracks. 


How to make you Membership Card appear with one touch...

Since you will need to show your membership card to receive the 10% discount at local bike shops and to register for Springbike rides, here’s an easy way to do it. Well this is how for an Android phone (and there are surely other ways). When one of you iPhoners figures it out, send me the procedure and I’ll put it up.

  1. Download a small Springbike logo here (move it to your phone or download it directly from your phone. (Remember where you put it on your phone). This step is optional and is just for the shortcut Icon. You can use others.
  2. Take a picture of your card on your phone. (Remember where you put it on your phone).
  3. Go to the Play Store and download the free app "File Shortcut.” It looks like this. Icon Put it on a “back page” as you won't actually use it.
  4. Launch your picture viewing app (I use the Gallery) long-touch on the picture and select “Share.” Then select “File Shortcut.” Icon Change the Shortcut Name to SB_Card or something similar. Pick an Icon from Presets or use the Springbike logo you previously downloaded. 
  5. Move the new shortcut to a convenient place on the phone face.
  6. One touch and done.

Important Changes to Dues and Membership System!

To simplify record keeping, Springbike has re-structured their membership and dues system. From this point forward, all memberships will start, and yearly dues will be payable on March 1, 2016. This includes any members that have joined, or will join this calendar year. The exception is for those holding a 2 year membership which expires after March 1, 2016. These will come due on March 1, 2017.


Springbike Needs a Co-Ride Coordinator

For the past several years, Gary Ledford has done an amazing job of planning and coordinating all of the Club rides, as well as hauling the Club trailer and cooking at the monthly summer BBQs. Gary has agreed to continue to work in this area, but will not be able to do all of things he has done in the past.

 Gary will continue to:

  • Plan and mark the routes for Club Sponsored Rides – Chile, Dogwood, Queen City and Fall Metric.
  • &nb Plan and mark routes for the Club “Show and Go” rides – New Year’s Day, Super Bowl and St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Refresh markings for the various routes on the 4 weekday rides.i>
  • Distribute info on Club rides to the local bike stores and other locations.
  •  Increase Springbike visibility by coordinating Club assistance in planning, marking, etc. other charitable rides in the local area, e.g., Tour de Bass.

The Club is seeking someone(s) that can be a Co-Ride Coordinator with primary responsibilities as follows:

  •  Coordinate Volunteers for Club Sponsored Rides
  • Queen City – rest stops, registration and SAGs
  •  Chile, Dogwood and Fall Metric – registration and SAGs.
  •  Purchase food, ice and beverages, etc. for Queen City, Dogwood, Fall Metric and BBQs.
  • Store leftover perishables for next ride.
  • Borrow coolers, fill and bring to Club sponsored rides.
  • Head cook for the Dogwood, Fall Metric and BBQs.
  • Restock the Club trailer as needed.
  • Recruit others and/or assist in marking the longer routes, e.g., Queen City and Fall Metric.

In successful organizations, someone always steps up and helps. It’s your turn now. Contact President Steve Raper


Springbike Facebook Update

Perhaps you know we’ve had a growing Facebook presence for a while. Just look for Springbikeclub. Members should have received an invite to our new Private Springbike page. It will mirror somewhat the old page but be a more controlled version where members can participate in a more controlled environment. If you get on Facebook and search for Springbike, you will find both pages. The Private page is “Springbike” while the older public page is “Springbike Bicycle Club.”


Route Maps and Planning your Rides

We’ve had a web page for route planning with maps for a long time (hidden under
the Special Interest Tab above), but Ozark Greenways has put up a new web site, LetsGoSmart.org that really does have great up-to-date information.


Want to re-ride some of our recent event routes?

Go to our Rides Archives Page. . here you’ll find the maps, cue sheets, and .gpx files. We can’t say that the road markings are all still there but you will have the cue sheets and maps.


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