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
Q: Can I join or renew online?
A: YES! We use PayPal. We’ll ask you for contact information, to agree to our waiver language, select the term and type, then direct you to our PayPal page. You can also use a credit card on PayPal if you have a PayPal account.
Renew or Join online here.
Q: Can I just join “the old fashioned way?”
A: Sure; simply download, print, fill out this form (Word or .pdf), and return it to us with your dues, or bring both with you to our next meeting, ride, or a Summer Cookout. We offer Individual and Family memberships. Please write legibly - if we cannot decipher your address we can’t send you a membership card.
Q: What’s the cost?
A: A one year membership is $15 individual, $25 per Family (up to 2 adults & any children under 18 at the same address) Two year memberships are $28 individual and $47 per Family.
Q: What do I get for joining?
A: Members receive “The Tube,” a monthly newsletter, participate in club-sponsored rides and events, and receive a 10% discount on bike accessories at local participating Bike Shops. We also sponsor a group email list you can subscribe to and an online Forums section. Members can also post items For Sale or Wanted on the web site. Check out all the upcoming events and rides here. Members can also post Lost or Stolen items on our front page. (In 2011 a rare Colnago bike was successfully recovered after a posting on our site!
Members pay reduced fees for Springbike sponsored rides and can ride for free if they volunteer supporting a ride.
Q: What rides does Springbike Sponsor?
A: New Year’s Day and Super Bowl (unless there’s snow or ice), St. Patrick’s Day, Chili Ride and Dogwood Ride (March/April), Queen City Ride (June), Fall Metric (September).
Q: When are there weeknight group rides?
A: During Daylight Savings time periods, there are group rides on each weekday evening from several locations. Weekend rides are also scheduled throughout the year - details are on our Weeknight Ride Page. Helmets are required on all club rides.
Q: What do you have for beginners?
A: During Daylight Savings time periods, we sponsor beginner rides Monday through Thursday nights. We have a designated Ride Leader who will insure no one gets left behind. These rides leave from the same location at the same time as the regular weeknight rides. Details are on our Weeknight Ride Page.
Q: When and where are the meetings?
A: We meet only during the off riding season (October-March). Currently we meet on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Springfield Brewing Company. Check our home page for details. Meetings feature a specific topic and speaker.
While we don't have formal meetings in the Summer, we do have several club Cookouts after our weeknight rides rotating through all of them - burgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks, and good fellowship. Check the Calendar Page.
Q: What other activities can I (or my spouse, kids, etc.) be involved with
besides riding my bike and attending meetings?
A: We have many events throughout the year that could use your help. Such as helping with logistics on long rides (rest stops, sag support, etc.), bicycle education and advocacy, or simply helping to man a booth at an like Arts Fest.
Q: Why do email addresses (hyperlinks) look “funny” on the web site?