New Calendar Page format
We’ve consolidated all our event information into downloadable files for simplicity and consistency.
Check it out here.
Our online page which uses PayPal is now up. Here it is. (Of course you can still join/renew by mail).
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.
(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 form (Word format) 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)
The Queen City Ride - Jinxed?
What a day - one for the brave. Springfield was deluged with rain, hail, and lightning. Were you one of the few, the brave? Why not post your comments on our Facebook page. It's here.
Saturday, June 22 - ride options...
This weekend offers the Tour de Monett, the 12th Annual Tour de Corn, the 2nd Annual True Grit Ride, and an 100 MS Training Ride. See our Calendar page.
Found - Membership Chair!
Brandon Freeman is taking over for our retiring Dave Nelson - Dave, thanks for your great work! We’ll have Brandon's information up shortly.
Tuesday Night Ride Changing Routes
Gary Reed, ride leader, has indicated there is a low number of returning riders and thinks the dam hill may be a part of the reason people ride it once and don’t come back. To make it a more friendly, but also keeping a challenge for those who want it, the Tuesday night ride will now follow the Superbowl routes. The starting location remains the same, Pleasant View school at AA and FR 171. Riders will have their choice of a 15 mile, turning (looping) back short of Strafford, a 19 mile which turns around in Strafford, or the 24/27 that goes south of I-44 before going into Strafford. The 27 still offers the dam hill challenge for those who want the distance/hill climbing.
We are on Facebook and Twitter
Our Facebook page has been up for a while and gets a lot of activity. We also recently launched a Twitter page. Who will be the first tweeter?
The addresses are Facebook: springbikeclub Twitter: @springbikeclub
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.
Join the Springbike Online Web Forums!
This is a protected part of the Springbike web site in which members can read and post messages. You can see the Forum Access as the last menu on the right side of the Springbike Home Page. Please read on before you try it.
There are two sets of username/password to maintain site security, minimize spam, and limit postings to members only.
The first set is for the Forum page access (protected by the web site host security). It is the same for everyone and simply grants access to the Forum web pages. Each member should have received this username and password by email. (If you haven't, please send an email to me
or call me at 887-6235.)
After you click on Forums on the menu above, you will be prompted by your browser for this username and password. Generally, web browsers will “remember” this combination (if you let them). This then takes you go to the main Forum page and you can view all the posts. This first username/password is the prime protection against hackers.
To actively participate in the forums (by posting messages) you must register as a Springbike member. You will have to agree to a fairly standard set of policy terms and conditions. Assuming you agree, you will then be presented with a form to fill in your email address, User Name and password. This second username/password accesses the Forum software – it will be selected by each user during the registration process. The email address should be the same one you supplied to Springbike when you joined or last renewed. Other information is optional including one of 300 “Avatars” (like a personal logo) that accompanies any postings you make.
Your User Name should be something that you can be identified with. For instance you may use something like the bike your ride, part or all of your name, your initials, or your occupation. Be creative! Once you have registered, we will verify your email address. Then you will receive an email and you can actively post to The Forums. Obviously the main criteria is that you are a current member of Springbike.
The initial Forums are:
I. General Information and forum Rules:
II. Cycling Categories:
c. Riding Conditions/Roads/Dogs
e. Mountain Biking
f. Lost and Found
We can add many more categories whenever the membership wants to. As always, this is a work in progress. We won’t get everything right at the start, but we’ll do our best to make the Forums useful and informative for the members. I am often at home and would be happy to walk any member through the process. You can call me at 887-6235. The Forum software is “Snitz Forums 2000” and is a freeware product supported by a group of talented volunteers. You can see information on the software at http://forum.snitz.com