Did you miss a ride? Want to ride a route again? Use your Springbike Membership benefits in RidewithGPS to find our rides, maps, and cue sheets.
Springbike Weekly Rides – Hosted By Members
Springbike currently holds Tuesday Night and Thursday Night rides hosted by Springbike Members! Feel free to contact any Springbike member or board member for more information. Other locally organized rides can also be seen at Springbike Cycling Calendar along with other cycling events which may be non-affiliated with Springbike.
Springbike routes may be accessed with your Springbike membership through RidewithGPS. Our routes files, which are included with your membership, in RidewithGPS include: the New Years Day, Superbowl, St Patrick’s, Chili Ride, Dogwood, Queen City, Tour de Bass, and Fall Metric, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night routes. Other annual area rides that we have done in the past, and may still be recurring, in our Ride with GPS membership files also included are the Tour de Crawdad (CCK), Red Ribbon Ride (RRR), Pancake Ride (PR), Juvenile Diabetes Poker Ride (JD), and BikeMS (MS).
Springbike Routes & Ride Notes
These are commonly used routes, on public roads for cyclists to hopefully meet and ride with others. Children should not ride without an adult and you must wear a helmet. Ride defensively and safely, and remember your actions reflect the club and all cyclists. There is no traffic control. You may be the only cyclist that attends. If you want to see who might be there, check for a post, or create your own post, on the 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 routes that are available. Even seasoned riders tend to ride only select nights due to schedules or the location of the ride, but each route offers its own benefits. We encourage all of our members to check each of them out. By offering multiple, longer routes, we have tried to make it more flexible, meeting the needs or time constraints of differnt riders. 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 1, through August 31, (Tuesday and Thursday Night rides generally abide by this starting time). This starting time allows most riders time to get off of work and get there. If you show up at a ride and there are other riders there, please don’t be shy. Introduce yourself and strike up a conversation. We were all new once. You might discover some new riding buddies! Due to decreased daylight hours April and September, we recommend earlier start times like 5:30 p.m. In March and October, with even less daylight, we recommend 5 p.m. In November through February it gets dark very early. Always have lights on the front and back of your bike and ALWAYS have them lit up, regardless of the time of year. While we all enjoy riding, we are all subject to our own schedules. Feel free to contact us on the Springbike Facebook page or on the Contact Us page.
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 ( Support and Gear, support transportation accompanying riders), 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. Springbike is not responsible for miscommunication and only provides this information as a service. Thank you.
Springbike Composite Ride Map
This composite map encompasses of all Springbike sponsored rides by throughout the Greater Springfield Metro Area. Download PDF.
Springbike Annual Rides
- New Year’s Day – Start at Logan-Rogersville Elementary School – 7297 FR 164 (@ FR 223) – 19 24 31 mile routes
- Super Bowl – Start at Pleasant View School (AA & FR-171). These are the same routes as Tues. North.
- St. Pat’s – Start at James River Church Church. Optional 45 mile from Dan Kinney Park on Blackman just north of Battlefield down to JRC.
- Chili – Start at First Christian Church in Republic MO. 16 or 34 or 50 mile routes. Chili at ride finish!
- Dogwood – Starts at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. 22 or 48 or 62 mile routes.
- Queen City Century – Start varies. See QCC website for route maps and online registration. Individual route GPX files and cue sheets are available there as well.
- Fall Metric Century – Start at the Doubletree Hotel at Glenstone & Kearney and ride through Willard and Ash Grove. Depart at 8:30. 37 & 62 mile routes.
Springbike Maintained Maps & GPX Files
- Monday Night (PDF, GPX) – Start at Hickory Hills Middle School on Division (YY) east of Hwy 65
- Tuesday Night North (PDF, GPX) – Start at Pleasant View School (FR 171 & AA) and goes around Fellows Lake
- Tuesday Night South (PDF, GPX) – 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%.
- Wednesday Night Regular (PDF, GPX) – 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.
- Wednesday Night Beginner (PDF,GPX) – Start at Republic Middle School. Beginner routes of 8 10 12 & 15 miles are available. 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.
- Thursday Regular Ride (PDF, GPX) – Start at LDS Church. One of the fastest rides if you feel like keeping up with the pace line.
- Thursday Night Beginner (PDF, GPX) – 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.