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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)
 


Springbike Chili Ride - Saturday, March 28 at 10:00 a.m.

Another Chili Cookoff! ...with serious prizes, real money - $50, $25 & $15. But you can’t win unless you enter - so let us know if you’re bringing a pot a Chili - about a gallon will do (and we need more !) 
The ride starts at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Church at 10:00 a.m. (and this is a Members-only-ride.) 22, 48 mile options. Downloads: Cue Sheet (.xls), Map (.pdf)gpx file (Note: These are the same as 2012 - 2014 without the Springbike manned Rest Stops. Rest Stops are still available at Casey’s in Republic and the truckstop in Halltown directly on-route)
Chili!

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.
  •  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.
  • 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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