2018 Community Bicycle Programs & Local Events
- 5th Annual Bike the Boro/The Great Event
Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The City’s premier bicycle event. Includes 3 family fun rides on the streets of Springboro, ranging from 3 to 16 miles. Bike rides are followed by a festival including participation by local bicycle shops, advocacy groups and regional planning agencies. Free helmet giveaways and bike raffles. Event also includes a visit by the CareFlight helicopter, representation by local law enforcement and the Clearcreek Fire District, a climbing wall, bounce houses, face painting, food, drinks, ice cream and more.
To register, please click here.
For more information on the above events contact Dan Boron at (937)748-6183 or email@example.com.
Mr. Boro’s Tavern Ride
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
495 North Main Street
The second installment of the Mr. Boro’s Tavern Ride/Walk will take place on Wednesday, September 12 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Mr. Boro’s Tavern located at 495 North Main Street in Springboro. Ride and walk lengths are to be determined but will begin and end at the tavern. The ride and walk are open to persons18 years of age and older. All cyclists must use a helmet. For free bicycle helmets contact the City of Springboro at (937)748-6183.
Bike the Handle/Hike the Handle at Crooked Handle Brewing Company
760 North Main Street (SR 741), Springboro
Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
The City of Springboro’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee is partnering once again in 2018 with Springboro’s very own Crooked Handle Brewing Company for Bike the Handle & Hike the Handle on Thursday, June 28, 2018 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Bike the Handle will be a 10-mile ride that starts at the brewery located at 760 North Main Street in the Marketplace at Settlers Walk Shopping Center in Springboro. There will be a pre-ride orientation followed by a bike ride on the streets of Springboro then return to the brewery. 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 18 years of age or older. All riders will need to have a helmet, front and rear bike lights and reflective clothing.
A map and cue sheet for Bike the Handle can be found [here].
The bike ride route can be found in Strava format at https://www.strava.com/routes/13881302 and in MapMyRide at http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/copy/2113607386/. That you Scott Myers for work on that!
Hike the Handle will also begin at the brewery with a brief pre-walk orientation followed by a 4.1-mile walk on the sidewalks of Springboro near the brewery. 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.
A map and cue sheet for Hike the Handle can be found [here].
We’re working to have the route available in Strava and Map My Ride. Check back later for additional details.
Participants in Hike the Handle and Bike the Handle will receive $1.00 off pints and will be entered into a drawing for a Crooked Handle merchandise and a gift card. If you have any questions please contact the City of Springboro at 937-748-6183.
- Bike the Handle/Walk the Handle
Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Crooked Handle Brewing Company, 760 North Main Street, Springboro
The third installment of Bike the Handle/Hike the Handle takes place on Tuesday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Crooked Handle Brewing Company, 760 North Main Street in Springboro. The rides are approximately 10 miles in length and take place on City streets and include a lead and follow rider and are ridden at a comfortable pace. Hikes are approximately 4 miles in length and take place on City sidewalks and paths. Rides/Hikes begin and end at brewery followed by door prize for all participants, reduced prices on pints. Food available at nearby restaurants. The ride and walk are open to persons 18 years of age and older. Helmet required. If you need a helmet contact the City of Springboro aT 937-748-6183.
Bicycle Friendly Business Days
Friday, May 11 to Sunday, May 20, 2018
12 Locations Throughout Springboro
As part of its celebration of Bike Month the City of Springboro and its Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) are sponsoring Bicycle-Friendly Business Days Friday, May 11 through Sunday, May 20 at 12 locations throughout the City. Bicycle Friendly Business Days reward cyclists for getting out of their motor vehicles and giving cycling a try while supporting participating local businesses. Ride your bicycle to any of 12 Springboro businesses and received free or reduced prices on goods and services.
To participate in the program all you need to do is wear your bicycle helmet while riding, be a courteous bicyclist and follow all traffic laws, ride your bicycle to any or all of the 12 businesses and organization participating in the program during their hours of operation to claim your reward (you may be asked to show proof that you rode your bike to the business) and share your experience at #BoroBikeFriendlyDay.
The following businesses and organization are participating in the 2018 Bicycle Friendly Business Days:
728 North Main Street
Big League Haircuts
672 North Main Street
City of Springboro
320 West Central Avenue
Coffman Family YMCA
88 Remick Boulevard
Crooked Handle Brewing Company
760 North Main Street
Dayton Comprehensive Dentistry
18 Remick Boulevard in the Ledgestone Office Building
764 Gardner Road
Dorothy Lane Market
740 North Main Street
Marketplace Express (Marathon)
2 Remick Boulevard
450 South Main Street
Springboro Public Library
125 Park Lane
This Guy’s Coffee
284 West Central Avenue
- Springboro Celebrates National Trails Day
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Rotary Park/Historic District * E. Milo Beck Park * North Park * Gardner Park
The City of Springboro is hosting its first ever National Trails Day on Saturday, June 2nd from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The FREE event is sponsored by the Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee (BPAC) and Park Board in conjunction other organizations. National Trails Day in Springboro will take place rain or shine.
National Trails Day is a program of the American Hiking Society and is the only nationally coordinated event designed to connecting more people with trails. Locally-produced events like the one in Springboro are taking place in all 50 states! For more on the program visit https://americanhiking.org/national-trails-day/.
In Springboro, participants can participate in up to four hikes around the community, geocaching and more. The hikes include a history-themed stroll through the historic district and hikes on marked trails in three city parks. National Trail Day events are focused on Rotary Park located at 330 South Main Street in the Historic District where pre-hike registration and post-hike food and refreshments will be available.
They range from a will start at Rotary Park, located at 330 South Main Street in the Historic District and walk however many trails they would like.
The Springboro Historical Museum is offering a historical trail of the Historic Downtown with guided tours or self-guided tours. Participants are encouraged to complete the downtown historical trail before continuing on to the park hikes. Walkers that participate in all four walks will be entered into a drawing for a gift basket prepared by the Springboro Downtown Merchants and a gift card to Heatherwoode Golf Course.
All National Trails Day events in Springboro are free but registration is required. Register for National Trails Day at https://www.cityofspringboro.com/FormCenter/City-Forms-4/Registration-for-National-Trails-Day-51. You’ll be asked to provide contact information as well as your size for a free Springboro National Trail Day t-shirt! Shirt sized are Youth Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large and Adult Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large!
Springboro Historic District
The six-block Historic District is where Springboro all began when it was founded by Jonathan Wright in 1815. The City is partnering with the Springboro Area Historical Society to provide guided and self-guided tours of the Historic District that includes many buildings constructed in the early 1800s, some of them reported to be conductor houses on the Underground Railroad. Some are even reported to be haunted. The Historic District walk is approximately one mile in length. Maps of the Historic District walk will be available at the event.
E. Milo Beck Park
E. Milo Beck Park is an 85-acre preserve that was purchased by the City of Springboro in-part through a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in 2004. The City’s purchase allowed for the lower portion of the park to return to a natural setting of meadows, a creekside forest, and an overlook on West Lower Springboro Road that affords beautiful views of the Clear Creek valley. For National Trails Day we’ll be using the 1.5-mile green loop trail that circles the meadow and follows Clear Creek.
A map of the E. Milo Beck Park hike will be available later in May.
Gardner Park is a 16-acre park that was acquired by the City of Springboro in 2005 as park of the development of the Village Park development. The park includes a pond and a 6-acre wooded area. In November 2017 the City of Springboro dedicated a Veteran’s Memorial on the developed portion of the park. For National Trails Day we will be using both the paved trails that circles the pond as well as a woodland trail.
A map of the Gardner Park hike will be available later in May.
North Park is a 39-acre park in the center of town that includes both paved and natural trails, tennis courts, soccer fields, and an amphitheater. For National Trail Day we will be employing the 0.9-acre paved loop trail in the central portion of the park.
A map of the North Park hike will be available later in May.
Geocaching at Springboro’sNationals Trail Day will begin at the Rotary Park building on June 2nd. In order to participate, please install the Geocaching app (available forAndroid or iPhone…the free version will work! Look for an app with thissymbol: ).
Once installed, click the search button at the top (it looks like a magnifying glass). Choose Geocache from the list of options and enter the geocache number GC7P4C6. You will see that the starting location is the geocache location, and there is an entry for “Waypoints” lower in the menu. The Waypoints are the locations of 4 geocache sites located in our wonderful parks and city locations. Waypoints will be made active on the day of the event, so you’ll be able to track them on the map and find some cool prizes! Sign the guest book located at each geocache location. For those finding all 4waypoints, there will be larger prizes awarded at the end of the event on June2nd. Don’t have a phone to use? You can also see the locations by going to geocaching.com and printing the map of the waypoints for the day, using the geocache number above. Enjoy!
After Hike Food and Prizes
At the conclusion of National Trails Day we will have free hot dogs, water and soft drinks for all participants. We’ll also conduct a drawing for persons who stopped by all for geocaches. Food and refreshments will be served by the Springboro Area Historical Society and courtesy of the City of Springboro. Food and drinks are free but registration is required!
Questions or Comments?
If you have questions about National Trails Day contact the City of Springboro at (937)748-4343 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information concerning this year's events, please contact City Planner Dan Boron at 937-748-6183 or email@example.com.