Springbike Bicycle Club - Box 9823 Springfield, Missouri 65801

Springbike Wednesday Rides

Springbike Wednesday Rides

Wednesday offers regular rides and beginner rides.

Wednesday Regular Rides

Ride Summary

Start Time: 6 PM
Start Location: Republic Middle School on Hines just west of Hwy 60 Map to school
Start Date: First week of May
End Date: Last week of August
Marking: none
Wednesday Night Regular PDF (all Regular routes on one map)
Wednesday Night Regular GPX (all Regular routes in one GPX)

Additional details:

Wednesday night rides start at the 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. It also offers the most options with other rides of 32, 31, 27, 24, and 18 which only vary by which turn(s) you take coming back in. The various routes are great as you try and build your endurance but also work well with the shorter options available early in the spring and later in the fall when there is less daylight. These routes are our best kept secrets, but well worth the drive to Republic.

The traffic is very light and the roads are in good shape.

The 31 route goes north to Prospect Bridge at FR 43 while the 35, 32, 27 & 24 all go south to Hwy 266. The 31 mile has approximately 1160' of ascent and 1183' of descent.

All of the longer rides share a long, 4 stage climb of 6, 10, 14 and 7% going out and a short 15% coming back in (the 18 does not have the 15%, but does have a 10%). In between are a lot of rollers and several 6-8% grades.


Wednesday night 24 mile

Total distance: 24.17 mi
Max elevation: 1299 ft
Min elevation: 1079 ft
Total climbing: 883 ft
Total descent: -883 ft

Wednesday Night Regular 24 mile GPX


Wednesday night 27 mile

Total distance: 26.66 mi
Max elevation: 1299 ft
Min elevation: 1079 ft
Total climbing: 955 ft
Total descent: -955 ft

Wednesday Night Regular 27 mile GPX


Wednesday night 31 mile

Total distance: 31.11 mi
Max elevation: 1299 ft
Min elevation: 1047 ft
Total climbing: 951 ft
Total descent: -951 ft

Wednesday Night Regular 31 mile GPX


Wednesday night 32 mile

Total distance: 32.27 mi
Max elevation: 1299 ft
Min elevation: 1076 ft
Total climbing: 1053 ft
Total descent: -1053 ft

Wednesday Night Regular 32 mile GPX


Wednesday night 35 mile

Total distance: 34.79 mi
Max elevation: 1299 ft
Min elevation: 1076 ft
Total climbing: 1125 ft
Total descent: -1125 ft

Wednesday Night Regular 35 mile GPX


Wednesday Beginner Rides

Ride Summary

Start Time: 6 PM
Start Location: Republic Middle School on Hines just west of Hwy 60 Map to school
Start Date: First week of May
End Date: Last week of August
Marking: none
Wednesday Night Beginner PDF (all Beginner routes on one map)
Wednesday Night Beginner GPX (all Beginner routes in one GPX)

Additional details:

The 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.

The intention in offering these loops was to make it easy to start small and keep building as the season progresses. They all share the first 4 miles of the ride with the longer options and also share the same finish. You can easily start the 24 mile, decide 9 miles in that it will be too much and turn it into an 18 mile and vice versa. Likewise, you can start the 15 and decide at 7 miles that you want to do the 24.


Wednesday night beginner 8 mile

Total distance: 7.94 mi
Max elevation: 1293 ft
Min elevation: 1198 ft
Total climbing: 207 ft
Total descent: -207 ft

Wednesday Night Beginner 8 mile GPX


Wednesday night beginner 10 mile

Total distance: 10.13 mi
Max elevation: 1293 ft
Min elevation: 1178 ft
Total climbing: 322 ft
Total descent: -322 ft

Wednesday Night Beginner 10 mile GPX


Wednesday night beginner 12 mile

Total distance: 12.26 mi
Max elevation: 1293 ft
Min elevation: 1138 ft
Total climbing: 384 ft
Total descent: -384 ft

Wednesday Night Beginner 12 mile GPX


Wednesday night beginner 15 mile

Total distance: 14.74 mi
Max elevation: 1293 ft
Min elevation: 1129 ft
Total climbing: 463 ft
Total descent: -463 ft

Wednesday Night Beginner 15 mile GPX


Wednesday night beginner 18 mile

Total distance: 17.76 mi
Max elevation: 1299 ft
Min elevation: 1129 ft
Total climbing: 561 ft
Total descent: -561 ft

Wednesday Night Beginner 18 mile GPX