Biking In The Boro
City and Library partner to offer “Next Destination” Speaker Series 2023
Tuesday, Jan. 10, Springboro Community Room, 320 West Central Ave.: Andy Niekamp, author and Chief Adventure Officer at Outdoor Adventure Connection, returns to Springboro to talk about his recent hike on Alabama’s 335-mile Pinhoti Trail.
Thursday, Jan. 26, Springboro Performing Arts Center Premier Health Theatre, 115 Wright Station Way: Justin Kellermeier of K&G Bicycles, will discuss bicycle maintenance and repair to prepare your bike for spring. Learn basic adjustments and safety checks, how to pick out a bike and work with your local bike shop. Bring your bike tire and we’ll learn how to fix a flat.
Monday, Feb. 6, Springboro Performing Arts Center Premier Health Theatre, 115 Wright Station Way: Steve Magas, Ohio’s Bike Lawyer, presents part bike law, park bike history.
Monday, Feb. 20, Springboro Performing Arts Center Premier Health Theatre, 115 Wright Station Way: Jocelyn Hardman, Ph.D., returns to the Next Destination series to talk about her recent trip on the St. Cuthbert Way in Scotland and England. Video
Bike Ride Events
Springboro’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) in partnership with three local breweries will sponsor six 10-mile bike rides on City streets this summer.
Bicycle & Pedestrian PlanBPAC has been busy since that time and in 2013 its work led to the adoption of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan that included policy and infrastructure recommendations in support of the long-range development of a pedestrian and bicycle network. That work had led to the designation of North Main Street (SR 741) as the first bike lane in the community in 2011 and the completion of a bike hub called “SPARC and Go” (Springboro Area Recharging Center) in 2013 on South Main Street in the Historic District. A second bike hub is located at 510 North Main Street.
Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan Update, Spring 2020The plan was updated and adopted in 2020, identifying current community priorities and providing recommendations on what to focus on next. See the plan here: https://walkbike.info/springboro/.
2022 Bicycle Events
Visit Biking in the Boro Upcoming Events page for information on:
Bike Rides: The Springboro Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is partnering with Crooked Handle Brewing Company and Mr. Boro's Tavern for 10-mile bike rides. Meet at the pubs to enjoy a 10-mile ride on the streets of Springboro. After the ride, circle back to the brewery for prizes and pub discounts. The ride will happen rain or shine. Food is available at both pubs.
Bike the Boro and The Big Event--Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022
Each year, the City hosts Bike the Boro, Springboro’s celebration of all things biking at Springboro’s North Park, 195 Tamarack Trail. Bike the Boro includes three bike rides on the streets of Springboro followed by an expo where local bike shops, bicycle education and advocacy organizations, health and wellness organizations, public safety agencies, and others will be on hand. Bike the Boro and The Big Event take place rain or shine. All events are free and open to all. Pre-registration for the ride and t-shirt is now closed. Please register on site beginning at 9:30 a.m Saturday. Bike the Boro and The Big Event--Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022
The Big Event and Exhibitors
Joining us for 2022 are Springboro’s own DK/Airborne Bicycles, Mike’s Bike Park indoor bike park and bike shop in Dayton and Beavercreek, Bicycle Revival bike shop and fitting studio of Springfield, Dayton Children’s Medical Center for bicycle helmet fittings, Bicycles for All which will take your unwanted bike (in any condition for reuse by those in need), Dayton’s own Huffy, Whitman’s Bikeways Bike Shop, Major Taylor, Springboro’s own Everybody Cycling bike shop, Premier Health, and Wright State Dermatology, and Race Ready Endurance Sport mobile bike shop of Blanchester.
Public safety agencies include the Springboro Police Department, Clearcreek Fire District apparatus, Warren County SWAT along with face painting, bounce houses, and a scheduled visit by CareFlight’s helicopter (participation is subject to availability). Bicycle parking will be provided by Speedy Feet.
Bike the Boro Rides--start at 10 a.m.
Bike the Boro starts with three family fun rides—2-, 10-, and 16 miles—that will offer a good challenge for all cyclists. All three bike rides start and end at the North Park parking lot so you will not miss any of the fun following the rides and there will be plenty of bike parking spaces. All three rides begin with a group start and the rides take place on the streets of Springboro, some are major thoroughfares.
There will be a pre-ride orientation for each ride. The ride starts will be staggered but each ride route will begin as a group.
While there will be bicycle repair capabilities at the ride start, cyclists should have a ride-ready bicycle. Participants are responsible for making their own evaluation of traffic, road, safety and weather conditions. All riders will need to have a helmet and reflective clothing is recommended.
All routes will be designated with color-coded directional signs and there will be a follow rider at the end of the pack for the 10- and 16-mile rides. Rest stops will be provided on the 10- and 16-mile rides.
2.3-Mile Green Route
The 2.3-mile Green Route follows the residential streets of the Spice Rack neighborhood south of North Park. It crosses no major streets or traffic signals but provides a memorable hill at the end. This route is ideal for families with younger children on their own bikes and in trailers. This ride is unchanged from 2021. See the Green Route Map & Cue sheet.
10-Mile Red Route
The 10-Mile Red Route visits the Spice Rack, Settlers Walk, Village Park and the Tamarack neighborhoods of Springboro, crossing busy streets like SR 741/North Main Street, Lytle Five Points Road and Pennyroyal Road. The Red Route is intended for adults and older children accompanied by adults. There will be a rest stop with water and shelter at the 7.0-mile mark, a bike rider will follow the group. The ride includes hills throughout and is not intended for your first ride of the year. See the Red Route Map & Cue Sheet.
16-Mile Blue Route
The 16-mile Blue Route passes through 75 percent of the City’s neighborhoods including Settlers Walk, Royal Oaks, The Springs, Creekside and the Historic District, offering a good challenge to adult riders. The ride has been modified for 2020 to avoid the SR 741/South Main Street crossing as in the past. There is a rest stop with water and shelter and bathroom access at the 9.9-mile mark. There will be a follow rider to follow the group. This ride includes hills and is not intended to be your first bike ride of the year. See the Blue Route Map & Cue Sheet.
Thanks to our friends at DK Bicycles/Airborne Bicycles, we'll also have a bicycle drawing. In addition, we'll have gift certificates from participating exhibitors as part of the drawing. All courtesy of the City of Springboro and the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
Contact Dan Boron or call 937-748-6183 for more information.