Biking In The Boro
Community Park features new pump tracks
The new pump tracks at Community Park are complete. Located at the west end of the park, a rider on a BMX or mountain bike generates momentum by body movements instead of pushing or pedaling the circuit of rollers, banked turns and other features. The park will feature two tracks: an 810-foot track and a 200-foot all- accessible/youth track. Both tracks connect to the park’s restroom and shelters by concrete trail. The pump track was a recommendation of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan adopted by City Council in July 2020.
Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 at the park.
Thanks to all who attended Bike the Boro 2023. Look for information on next year's event soon.
Bike the Boro and BoroFest 2023 Saturday, Sept. 16
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.
Bike the Boro is a rain or shine event, however in the event of hazardous weather, the event and rides will be postponed. If you registered for Bike the Boro you will be notified by email of any postponements the day of the event. Notifications will also be available on this page and our social media sites.
Joining us for 2023 are Springboro’s own DK/Airborne Bicycles, Mike’s Bike Park indoor bike park and bike shop in Dayton and Beavercreek, Springboro’s own Everybody Cycling bike shop, Dayton’s own Huffy, Whitman’s Bikeways Bike Shop of Miamisburg, K&G Bike Center with locations in Centerville, Kettering, and Xenia. Free helmet fittings courtesy of the City of Springboro.
Public safety agencies include the Springboro Police Department, Clearcreek Fire District apparatus, Warren County SWAT along with 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 17 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. There will be follow riders and support and gear vehicles.
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 17-mile rides.
Pick the ride that is most suited to your ability, road conditions, and the weather. Please arrive with your bike ready to ride, check your brakes, shifters, and other components. Bikes must have reflectors, a headlight, and a tail light. Please plan to be able to finish the ride in 60-75 minutes so that you can visit the exhibitors after the rides are through. All three rides will have hills, including the 2-mile Green Route. We will have paper copies of the route maps and cue sheets at the registration table. Free helmets will be available at Bike the Boro.
Bike the Boro is not a race. The three bike rides take place on the streets of Springboro and motor vehicle traffic will be maintained. Follow the colored-coded signs for your respective route and be aware that other routes may follow the same roadway. Please obey all traffic laws including stopping at all stop signs and red lights. Ride as far right as possible and use the bike lane where applicable. For the Blue and Red Routes, Springboro Police Officers will be deployed at the SR 73/Tamarack, SR 73/Lytle-Five Points, SR 73/Remick, and Lytle-Five Points/Hickory Hills intersections.
Use hand signals to alert those around you if you are turning left, right, or stopping.
When passing a fellow bicyclists, announce loudly for instance passing on your left. When stopping announce you are stopping. If you need to stop, move as quickly and safely as possible to the curb or tree lawn. If you see an on-road hazard such as a pothole, please point it out to riders behind you.
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 2022. 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.
17-Mile Blue Route
The 17-mile Blue Route is NEW for 2023! It follows the 10-mile Red Route but includes additional miles in Royal Oaks, Creekside, and the Historic District, offering a good challenge to adult riders. There is a rest stop with water and shelter and bathroom access at the 7.0-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.
Contact Dan Boron or call 937-748-6183 for more information.
The fun continues at the park with BoroFest, 4 to 8 p.m. as The Eagles Project takes the stage along with bounce houses, kids' events, free face painting and food trucks. Beer sales support Springboro United Church of Christ.
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. 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 each pub. Click here for this year's schedule. Bike Ride Events Bike Ride Events Bike Ride Events Bike Ride Events
Ride with Crooked Handle Brewing Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m.
The City of Springboro’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee is partnering once again in 2023 with Springboro’s very own Crooked Handle Brewing Company for Bike the Handle on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Bike the Handle will be a 10-mile ride that starts at the brewery located at 760 North Main Street in the Marketplace at Settlers Walk Shopping Center in Springboro. There will be a pre-ride orientation followed by a bike ride on the streets of Springboro then return to the brewery. The ride will take place on City streets at a moderate pace with a lead and follow rider. There will be hills and participants are responsible for making their own evaluation of traffic, road, safety and weather conditions. All participants need to be 18 years of age or older. All riders will need to have a helmet, front and rear bike lights and reflective clothing.
While this is a rain or shine event, the ride will be postponed in the event of severe weather.
Here's the map and cue sheet for the ride.
Participants in the ride will be entered into a drawing courtesy of the City of Springboro/BPAC. Pub discounts will be available for all riders. If you have any questions please contact the City of Springboro at 937-748-6183.
City and Library “Next Destination” Speaker Series 2023
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. Click here to view Andy's presentation.
Justin Kellermeier of K&G Bicycles discusses bicycle maintenance and repair, basic adjustments and safety checks Click here to view Justin's presentation.
Steve Magas, Ohio’s Bike Lawyer, presented part bike law, park bike history. Click here to view Steve's presentation.
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. Click here to view Jocelyn's presentation.