Springbike Bicycle Club - Box 9823 Springfield, Missouri 65801

Springbike Club Rides

Springbike Club Rides

Fall_Metric_2010_02Did you miss a ride? Want to ride a route again? See below for a list of Springbike rides, along with maps, cue sheets, and GPX files. Check back for new routes each year!

Click a ride name to view a detailed ride page. These Springbike rides, along with other area rides and events are listed on the Springbike Calendar and Ozarks Area Calendar.

The Springbike Ride Coordinator position is open. Interested? Read more. Contact Steve Raper, club president.

Springbike Route Markings

All Springbike routes are currently marked in yellow.

All distances for the Monday night are simply M when one or more distances share that segment. When routes split, the markings include the corresponding miles (e.g. M12 and a directional arrowhead < for a left turn, > for a right turn and ^ for straight ahead). Once the M12 splits off, the 21, 24 and 28 all still share until another split is encountered. Then you will have an M21 and M24/28 set of markings.

Tuesday is either marked as Tu, Tue or Tues, depending on who marked it and how old they are. A single T indicates an old tandem route. All Wednesday routes are W and Thursdays are either Th or Thu or Thur. Just like the Monday routes, the other nights all show a mile mark when splits are involved.

Springbike sponsored rides include the New Years Day (NY), Superbowl (SB), St Patrick’s (SP), Chili Ride (CR), Dogwood (DW), Queen City (QC), Tour de Bass (TdB), and Fall Metric (FM), Monday (M), Tuesday (Tu), Wednesday (W), Thursday (Th).

Other area rides include the Tour de Crawdad (CCK), Ozarks 100 (OZ), Red Ribbon Ride (RRR), Pancake Ride (PR), Spinning Eagles (SE), Celebrate Life (CL), Juvenile Diabetes Poker Ride (JD), BikeMS (MS).

Now when you encounter these markings while out riding you know what they are!

Springbike Composite Ride Map

This composite map shows an overview of all Springbike sponsored rides. Download PDF.

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Springbike Annual Rides

Ride Name Description Map GPX Cue Sheet
New Year's Day Start at Logan-Rogersville Elementary School - 7297 FR 164 (@ FR 223) - 19 24 31 mile routes PDF GPX PDF
Super Bowl Start at Pleasant View School (AA & FR-171). These are the same routes as Tues. North. PDF GPX XLS | PDF
St. Pat's Start at James River Assembly Church. Optional 42 mile from the Ledford house down to JRA. PDF GPX PDF
Chili Start at St Elizabeth Anne Seaton (Republic Rd & Cox Rd). Chili at ride finish! PDF GPX PDF | XLS
Dogwood Start at JR Martin park (old swimming pool lot) in Republic - 67 and 20 mile options GPX (both routes) 22 Map and Cue PDF | 67 Map and Cue PDF
Queen City Century Start at Springfield Brew Co. See our ride page for route maps. Individual route gpx files and cue sheets are available there as well. Or visit the QCC website for more information. GPX (all routes in one file)
Fall Metric Century Start at the Doubletree Hotel at Glenstone & Kearney and ride through Willard and Ash Grove. Depart at 8:30. PDF GPX (37 mile) GPX (62 mile) XLS

 

Springbike Weeknight Rides

Ride Name Description Map GPX Cue Sheet
Mon. Night Start at Hickory Hills Middle School on Division (YY) east of Hwy 65 PDF GPX
Tues. Night North Start at Pleasant View School (FR 171 & AA) and goes around Fellows Lake PDF GPX
Tues. Night South Start at Fellowship Bible Church at FR 205 just north of Hwy 60 and then adding some hill climbing by going down to Turner's Station for a ride length of 24 miles. The grade climbing out of Turner's is 13%. PDF GPX
Wed. Night Regular Start at Republic Middle School on Hines just west of Hwy 60 (Price Cutter is on the corner). It is arguably the hardest night and is definitely the longest at 35 miles. PDF GPX
Wed. Night Beginner Start at Republic Middle School. Beginner routes of 8 10 12 & 15 miles are available with a ride leader. Since all of them share a 10% grade 3 miles from the finish and the 15 mile also has a 12% grade midway you may want to consider them more of an intermediate ride. PDF GPX
Thur. Regular Ride Start at LDS Church. One of the fastest rides if you feel like keeping up with the pace line. PDF GPX
Thurs. Night Beginner Start at Center Point Church. Like the Wednesday night beginner rides you can start out small and keep increasing the length over the season. These four differ primarily in length with a few grades of 6 % but most in the 3-4 % range. PDF GPX

Springbike Ride Notes

Weeknight rides generally begin the first week of May. These are commonly used routes, on public roads for cyclists to meet and ride with others. Children should not ride without an adult and you must wear a helmet. Ride defensively and remember your actions reflect the club and all cyclists. There is no traffic control. Please don’t expect all rides to be attended. If you want to see who might be there, check or post on the private Springbike Facebook page to see who might be going or would want to go.

Whether you are new to Springbike or a seasoned rider, we have included information here on various weeknight rides that are available, some are Springbike rides, others are team rides though they are open to all (O'Reilly Hospitality, Springfield Brewing Company). Even as a seasoned rider, many of us tend to ride only select nights due to our schedule or the location of the ride, but each ride offers its own benefits. We encourage all of our members to check each of them out. Springbike also expanded the available routes on Monday and Wednesday to allow riders to get as much ride as they can for their gas dollar. Many people don’t want to travel to different locations due to the gas expense. By offering multiple, longer routes, we have tried to make it more worthwhile. It also helps to have the shorter options when daylight is short.

While nothing is set in stone as to when to start a ride, we do encourage a start time of 6 p.m. from May 1st through August 31st. That allows most riders time to get off of work and get there. When new members are joining us, it helps for them to see that someone is still there and they are not riding by themselves. Beginner distances, for which we try and have ride leaders available, are only available May through August. That doesn’t mean beginner rides can’t happen in March, April, September and October, it just means we don’t have leaders (due to work schedules). In April and September, due to less daylight, the start times are often earlier, more like 5:30. In March and October, with even less daylight, it tends to be 5 p.m. Get to know the other riders and coordinate with them when to leave. If you are a new rider and would like to see if a leader will be there for sure on a given day, go to our volunteer page, click on Weeknight rides, and call one or more and ask. While we all enjoy riding, we are all subject to our own schedules.

Note: These maps are composites, meaning that all routes for that day are shown on the same PDF map or GPX file. To view or download individual routes, please visit the individual weeknight ride pages.

Springbike Disclaimers

Our insurance requires you to be a member of the Springbike Bicycle Club to participate in our rides/events. Join today! Our insurance also requires all riders must wear a helmet while riding. You must show your membership card to participate in the rides. For information on joining Springbike Bicycle Club please visit our FAQ page or our membership page. There may be an additional entry fee for certain club rides when SAG, rest stops, or food are provided. The majority of our rides are free with NO SAG provided. We stress you follow all laws, ride single file, be courteous to others, and help promote a positive cycling image in the community. Oh yeah, we do have FUN too.

Additional Disclaimer: There are no provisions for traffic control. These are public roads and although traffic is usually light, there has been no special provision for your safety and YOU RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK. The club or individuals are providing information as to where many of our members ride. By participating in our club rides, you agree to wear a helmet and you agree to ride at your own risk.

All ride info above is subject to change. Please contact the members of that specific ride to determine current schedules and details. Springbike is not responsible for miscommunication and only provides this information as a service. Thank you.