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
Welcome to Springbike!
Browse our site, tell a friend, and remember, ride safely!
Starts from tennis court/Veteran’s Memorial parking lot just west of the middle school in Republic, 64 mile @8:30, 20 mile @10 a.m. - gpx file, map and cue sheet .pdf, cue sheet .doc This is a “Show-and-Go,” members-only ride. Please bring your Membership Card or just take a picture of it on your phone. (see below)
It would be hard to find a local cyclist who has never been to Ash Grove and been entertained by Tom who owns Clairs “C” Market in Ash Grove. The stories abound thru many of us about the funny stories he tells, many cyclists have visited his store on a hot summer day only to have Tom break out the slushy machine or sometimes it may be ice cream. The funny post cards of cyclists hung up to be weighed in like a trophy. Tom has greeted cross country travelers from around the globe with the same flare and pleasantries. Several of us have been there when someone stops in to tell tales of where they have come from and then have Tom tell them some other tale followed with that laugh. As a long time supporter of all of us, Tom has had a huge loss. Tom’s wife lost her battle with cancer on March 17th. We are going to ride up to Ash Grove on May 2nd to say thanks for that he has done and to show support. Those wanting to join us can meet up at the New Vision Missionary Church on 1440 N. AB Hwy at 10:00 a.m. (Many of us know it as The Elwood Church.) This will be a 30 mile (total) out and back course, no support, no SAG. More details to follow soon. Many options are out there if you want to start at Willard or Republic to make it a longer ride. Please feel free to bring or donate what ever you wish, or just a short word to Tom.
Since you will need to show your membership card to receive the 10% discount at local bike shops and to register for Springbike rides, here’s an easy way to do it. Well this is how for an Android phone (and there are surely other ways). When one of you iPhoners figures it out, send me the procedure and I’ll put it up.
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.
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:
The Club is seeking someone(s) that can be a Co-Ride Coordinator with primary responsibilities as follows:
In successful organizations, someone always steps up and helps. It’s your turn now. Contact President Steve Raper
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.”
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.
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.