Bike the Boro, Springboro’s celebration of all things biking, takes place Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Springboro’s North Park. 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, public safety agencies and others more will be on hand. Bike the Boro and The Big Event take place rain or shine. All events are free. Some food and drink items will be available for purchase.
Following the rides there will be a festival that runs until 2:00 p.m. The festival includes free helmet fittings courtesy of the City of Springboro and Dayton Children’s Medical Center, participation by Kettering Bicycle Shop, K&G Bike Shop and Bicycle Revival, a mobile bike shop in Springfield. Springboro’s own DK Bicycles and Airborne Bicycles will be on hand as well as Mike’s Bike Park in Dayton. Also there will be Bicycles for All who will be in attendance to accept your used bicycle for reuse by families in need. There will be a safety town, Premier Health Network, Clearcreek Fire District apparatus, and other public safety agencies including the Warren County Sheriff’s office and Ohio Highway Patrol, the Springboro Police Department’s bike patrol, music, food and more.
Bike Miami Valley and the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission will be in attendance with information bicycling in the region. Bicycle Parking will be provided by Speedy Feet. There will be a drawing of DK Bicycles/Airborne Bicycles and other prizes from vendors at Bike the Boro.
New for 2018, register in advance and you will receive a free event t-shirt. Shirt will be guaranteed to those that register by Friday, August 24th. To register follow this link [insert registration link here].
Feel free to contact Dan Boron at email@example.com or (937) 748-6183 if you have any questions and feel free to pass the word along to your friends and family. See you September 1st at North Park!
Family Fun Rides
Bike the Boro starts with three family fun rides 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 of them major thoroughfares.
There will be a pre-ride orientation for each ride. The rides 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 bicycle ready to ride. 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 are recommended. Rear bike lights will be available at the ride start.
All routes will be designated with a 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 and a support and gear (SAG) driver is scheduled for these two rides as well. Maps and cue sheets for the rides are provided in the link below and will be available on August 26. New for 2017: all riders who complete one of the rides will receive a free specially design water bottle courtesy of the City of Springboro.
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 nice, but memorable hill at the end. This route is ideal for families with younger children on their own bikes and in trailers.
[Green Route Map and Cue Sheet]
The Green Route and all other routes will be available in Strava and Map My Ride format later this month.
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 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 and a support and gear vehicle is scheduled for the 10-mile ride as well.
[Red Route Map and Cue Sheet]
16-Mile Blue Route
The 16-mile Blue Route passes through 75 percent of the City’s neighborhoods including Settlers Walk, Heatherwoode, Royal Oaks, Creekside and the Historic District, offering a good challenge to adult riders. There is a rest stop with water, shelter and bathroom access at the 9.25-mile mark. There will be a follow rider to follow the group and a support and gear vehicle is schedule for the 16-mile ride as well.
[Blue Route Map and Cue Sheet]