Upcoming Biking & Hiking Events
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 2022
Springboro’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) in partnership with three local businesses will sponsor six 10-mile bike rides on City streets this summer.
Crooked Handle Brewing Company hosts May 3, June 21 and Sept. 20
Meet at Mr. Boro’s Tavern on May 16 and July 18
Ride with Warped Wing on August 16
After the ride, circle back for prizes and pub discounts. The ride will happen rain or shine. Food is available at all pubs.
Experience the seasonal changes of nature with summer hikes, scheduled July 24, Aug. 28 and Sept. 11
See the wonder of nature as the season changes. The City and Park Board sponsor three nature walks led by Lynn Johnson, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist and Springboro resident.
Sunday, July 24: 2 - 3 p.m. at Gardner Park,187 Village Park Blvd. This hike will look at the large trees in the park as well as the wildlife. Also includes a visit to the Veterans Memorial. The hike is flat and there could be mud on the trails if it rained prior to walk date.
Sunday: Aug. 28 and Sept. 11: 2 - 3:30 p.m. E. Milo Beck Park, W Lower Springboro Road. Hike through the prairie, looking at flowers that bloom in late summer/early fall. Sunscreen recommended. The prairie paths are flat but there is quite a bit of elevation change as we follow the new paved path from the parking lot and overlook to the prairie. Depending on what we find, this hike may be 1.5 to 2.5 miles.
Note there may be steep sections, so wear appropriate shoes or boots. This is a free event, and no registration is required. Call 937-748-5774 for more information.
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 October, a speaker series, and other special events. Click here for details.
9th Annual Bike the Boro/The Big Event: 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022
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. This event is free and open to all. Rides start at 10 a.m. and you must check-in by 9:45 a.m.
THIS INFORMATION IS FROM 2021: Registration for the ride and a FREE t-shirt will be available in July 2022.
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 16-mile rides offer a hilly challenge on City streets. The 16-mile ride passes through 75 percent of the City’s neighborhoods. The 10- and 16-mile rides include rest stops and support and follow riders.
Free helmet fittings courtesy of the City of Springboro and Dayton Children’s Medical Center. The Big Event festival includes bounce houses, climbing wall, Springboro Police, Clearcreek Fire and Warren County SWAT and K-9 demonstrations, equipment and vehicles. Miami Valley Hospital CareFlight will land at noon. Free face painting, sno-cones and cotton candy will be available. For more information, contact Dan Boron (937) 748-6183.
City and Library partner to offer “Next Destination” Speaker Series 2022
Links to video presentations of each speaker are available below.
The City of Springboro Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) in partnership with the Franklin-Springboro Public Library are presenting a Speaker Series focusing on hiking and bicycling adventures. All programs are free and presented at 6:30 p.m. in the City of Springboro Community Room, 320 W. Central Avenue. Seating is first-come, first-served. All programs were videotaped. Click the links below to watch the full program. Version OptionsUpcoming EventsHeadline
Wednesday, January 5: Walking on Sunshine: A Thru-Hike of the 1,100-mile Florida Trail
Take a 1,100-mile journey from the Everglades to Pensacola. The Florida Trail ranges from remote and wild swamps to bike paths through busy suburban Orlando to the white, sandy beaches of the Panhandle. Learn how Andy “Captain Blue” Niekamp endured sun, heat, rain, wind, hurricane damage and venomous snakes to complete this two-and-a-half-month hike. Watch the program here.
Tuesday, January 18: Team Enso: The Journey To and the Race Across America
The Race Across America (RAAM) is an ultra-distance road cycling race that dates to 1982, beginning in Oceanside, California, and ending in Annapolis, Maryland. Team Enso is a Dayton-based four-person team that completed the RAAM 2021, winning their category. This session will include team and crew members and cover how Team Enso originated, how they selected RAAM and the importance of the charities supported by the team, preparation, the race, finish and results, and what’s next for Team Enso. Watch the program here.
Monday, January 31: The Pilgrimage in Spain: Camino de Santiago
This pilgrimage route through northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela is over 1,000 years old. Although it has many starting points throughout Europe, the oldest and most popular track is the Napoleonic or French route, which traditionally begins on the French side of the Pyrenees in Saint Jean Pied de Port. Join Dr. Jocelyn Hardman as she discusses the rich history of this pilgrimage and the multitude of cultural artifacts it has inspired, as well as how to train, plan and pack for it. Dr. Hardman is a Lecturer in Spanish and has hiked extensively in Europe, South America and the United States. Watch the program here.
Wednesday, March 16: “Basic Bicycle Maintenance: How to Keep Your Bike Running Smoothly at Home
This hands-on session will cover basic bicycle repair as we transition from winter to spring riding season. Learn how to properly clean and lube your drivetrain, how to fix a flat tire (feel free to bring your tire!), basic adjustments and safety checks. The session is not designed to diagnose and repair specific issues, but a learning opportunity for routine maintenance and repair on bicycles. Otto Bohn owns and operates Spoken Bicycles in Downtown Middletown, which sells and repairs bicycles, accessories and also conducts spinning and road riding classes and rides. Watch the program here.
For more information, contact Dan Boron or call 937-748-6183.