2019 Community Bicycle Programs & Events
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan--Outreach meeting for community input
Monday, September 23, 2019, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Community Room, Springboro City Building, 320 West Central Avenue.
The City of Springboro and its Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee will host a Public Outreach Meeting on Monday, September 23, 2019, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. to present preliminary recommendations and collect your feedback. The plan is designed to provide the City will vision for bike and pedestrian infrastructure over the next 10 years as well as bike/pedestrian policies to promote safety and education. The meeting will take place in the Community Room located at the Springboro City Building, 320 West Central Avenue. For more on the plan, visit WalkBike.Info/Springboro.
While the meeting is designed to run two hours, feel free to stay as long as you can. For more information on the plan, contact Dan Boron or call 748-6183.
The updated plan, currently in progress, will evaluate progress made since the plan's adoption in 2013, identify current community priorities and provide recommendations on what to focus on next. For more information, contact Dan Boron or call 748-6183.
Nature Hike at E. Milo Beck Park: Visit our Prairie!
Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. 3143 West Lower Springboro Road, Springboro
Join us for a guided walk of Springboro’s prairie at E. Milo Beck Park. The walk will be led by Springboro resident Mr. Lynn Johnson, an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist. The 80-acre park’s bottomland prairie will be explored during this one-hour hike of the park.
The walk will begin near the parking lot on the north end of the park and will include a steep walk down to the prairie from the parking and at the end of the nature hike, so plan accordingly. Accessible accommodations will also be available the day of the event.
The hike will take place rain or shine, a walk in a gentle rain can be a lot of fun. The hike will be postponed for severe weather only. Contact Mr. Johnson at 937-477-5239 for additional information and updates the day of the hike, or Dan Boron at 937-748-6183.
Bike & Hike at Mr. Boro’s Tavern: 495 North Main Street (SR 741)
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
The City of Springboro’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is partnering with Mr. Boro’s Tavern, 495 North Main Street, for a bike ride and walk on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The bike ride will be a 10-mile ride that starts at the tavern located at 495 North Main Street in Springboro. There will be a pre-ride orientation followed by a bike ride on the streets of Springboro then return to the tavern. 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 21 years of age or older. All riders will need to have a helmet, front and rear bike lights and reflective clothing.
The BIKE ride map and cue sheet are available here.
The route in Map My Ride can be seen here: https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2234056090.
The walk will also begin at the tavern brewery with an approximate 4.0-mile walk on the sidewalks of Springboro near the tavern. There will be a lead and follow walker. Please anticipate hills and we anticipate street crossings with moderate traffic. Walkers will be responsible for making their own evaluation of traffic, sidewalk an road, safety and weather conditions.
The WALK map and cue sheet is available here.
The route in Map My Ride can be seen here: https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2234062546
Participants in the walk and ride will receive extended happy hour prices on their return to the tavern and will be entered into a drawing for Mr. Boro’s Tavern merchandise and a gift card. If you have any questions please contact the City of Springboro at 937-748-6183.
For more information concerning this year's events, please contact City Planner Dan Boron at 937-748-6183 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
6th Annual Bike the Boro: 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2019
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 and The Big Event take place rain or shine. All events are free and open to all.
Bike the Boro begins with three bike rides on the streets of Springboro. 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. Maps of all three routes will be available closer to the event.
The Big Event festival 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 Bicycle Revival-- a mobile bike shop based in Springfield, and new for 2019 Middletown’s Spoken Bicycles. Springboro’s own DK Bicycles and Airborne Bicycles will be on hand as well as Mike’s Bike Park from Dayton, one of two indoor bicycle parks in the state.
Bicycles for All will be in attendance to accept your used bicycle. There will be a safety town, Clearcreek Fire District apparatus, and other public safety agencies including the Warren County Sheriff’s office and Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Springboro Police Department’s bike patrol, music, food and more. Look for a climbing wall, face painting, bounce houses and a scheduled visit by CareFlight’s helicopter (subject to availability) along with a drawing of DK/Airborne bicycles and other prizes from vendors. Bicycle Parking will be provided by Speedy Feet. Stay tuned for further updates on other vendors that may be joining us.
For more information, contact Dan Boron at email@example.com or (937) 748-6183.