The City of Springboro is committed to providing its residents with a non-motorized transportation system that safely links the City’s neighborhoods, business districts, parks, schools and the surrounding region. In 2009 City Council adopted an action plan that outlined a strategy for Springboro to become more bike friendly; that was followed by the establishment of an ad-hoc Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) to advise City Council, other board and commissions and City staff on related policy issues. BPAC meets monthly and is supported by a staff liaison.
Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan
BPAC 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 2020
The 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/.
SPARC and Go
2021 Bicycle & Hike Events
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee are planning events for 2021 including a speaker's series, Bike the Boro, walk and ride events and more. The schedule will be posted soon.
8th Annual Bike the Boro: 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 at North Park--THIS IS A TENTATIVE DATE and Information
Bike the Boro features 2-, 10- and 16-mile rides, giving cyclists of all ages and levels the opportunity to ride throughout the City. All rides start at 10 a.m. Check-in by 9:45 a.m. Check back for details.
Bicycle and helmet giveaways, helmet fittings along with exhibitors including bike shops and bicycle education.
This is a free event, however, registration for t-shirt is encouraged.