Biking & Hiking Events
Nature Walks and Hikes
See the wonder of nature as the season changes and enjoy our beautiful parks and trails! The City and Park Board sponsor nature walks led by Lynn Johnson, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist and Springboro resident. Each walk occurs on a Sunday afternoon. Meet at 2 p.m. near the park entrance. Wear walking shoes and dress for weather. Free event, and no registration is required.
The winter walk will explore how wildlife, both plants and animals, adapt to winter in Ohio.
Hike the prairie and the riparian corridor along Clear Creek. Meet at 2 p.m. near the park sign.
Jan. 21: E. Milo Beck Park, Lower Springboro Road
The spring walks will focus on spring wildflowers and explore other seasonal changes in the natural surroundings at North Park, 195 Tamarack Trail.
April 7: Spring Hike, North Park, 195 Tamarack Trail
April 14: Spring Hike, North Park, 195 Tamarack Trail
April 21: Spring Hike, North Park, 195 Tamarack Trail
April 28: Spring Hike, North Park, 195 Tamarack Trail
Meet at 2 p.m. near the park sign.
The summer walks will focus on big trees, wildlife and prairie.
Meet at the location at 2 p.m.
July 21: Gardner Park: Big Trees & Wildlife, visit the Veterans Memorial. Hike is flat but could be muddy.
August 25: E. Milo Beck Park: Prairie: Look at flowers. Paths are flat but there is elevation change. 2.5 miles.
September 8: E. Milo Beck Park: Prairie: Look at flowers. Paths are flat but there is elevation change. 2.5 miles.
Call 937-748-5774 for more information.
City Walking & Biking Wellness Program Give us Ten or 30, Springboro!
Our Springboro parks and roadways are home to numerous walking and bike paths and lanes. Take advantage of the amenities in your own backyard!
1. Walk 10 miles or cycle 30 miles in one month using a tracking app of your choice. There are plenty of free apps out there.
2. Take a photo or screenshot of the mileage completed. Selfies at the parks or around town are encouraged, too!
3. Complete the form and upload your photos here by the end of the month to be eligible for prizes.
All completed forms will be entered into a drawing for fun prizes including one local restaurant gift card for every 20 entries.
You must be a Springboro resident to participate.
Bike Rides 2023 are concluded for the year. Please check back for rides scheduled in 2024.
Springboro’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) in partnership with three local businesses sponsored six 10-mile bike rides on City streets during the summer. Each rider must have a helmet, front and rear bike lights and reflective clothing. A cycling orientation will be provided before the ride. All rides start at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Dan Boron or call 937-748-6183.
Here's the remaining schedule. Click here for more details.
Bike the Boro/BoroFest: Saturday, Sept.16,2023
Event features bike rides, kids activities, live music and food trucks at North Park, 195 Tamarack Trail
Bike the Boro, Springboro’s celebration of all things biking, 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 takes place rain or shine. If weather is questionable, please check event status on our website and social media sites. This event is free and open to all. Rides start at 10 a.m. and you must check in by 9:45 a.m.
All three rides start and end at North Park. The 2-mile ride is perfect for young children and stays close to the neighborhood near North Park. The 10- and 17-mile rides offer a hilly challenge on City streets. The 17-mile ride passes through 75 percent of the City’s neighborhoods. The 10- and 17-mile rides include rest stops and support and follow riders. More details here.
Free helmet fittings courtesy of the City of Springboro. The festival includes bounce houses, Springboro Police, Clearcreek Fire and Warren County SWAT and K-9 demonstrations, equipment and vehicles. Miami Valley Hospital CareFlight will land at noon. For more information, contact Dan Boron (937) 748-6183.
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.
Special events and concerts
In addition to biking and hiking events, the City sponsors numerous other activities including a summer concert series in July, Touch A Truck in May, Boro Fest in September, a speaker series, and other special events. Click here for details.
City and Library partner on “Next Destination” Speaker Series 2023
The City of Springboro Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) in partnership with the Franklin-Springboro Public Library presented the 2023 Next Destination Speaker Series in January and February. The presentations focus on hiking and bicycling and were taped live. Click here to view the presentations.
Speakers and topics included:
- 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.
- Justin Kellermeier of K&G Bicycles, bicycle maintenance and repair
- Steve Magas, Ohio’s Bike Lawyer, presents part bike law, park bike history.
- 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.
For more information, call 748-6183.