Upcoming Events

2019 Community Bicycle Programs & Local Events

Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan--Outreach meeting for community input

Through June 2019, we've held meetings and given citizens the opportunity to provide input on the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. We are reviewing feedback and suggestions for the updated plan. Keep up-to-date here WalkBike.Info/Springboro. people riding bikes on a pathThe 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.

Underground Railroad Historical Walk in the Springboro Historic District

6 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2019underground railroad signage

110 South Main Street (SR 741), Springboro

The City of Springboro’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee is sponsoring a walk on Friday, June 21, 2019 in collaboration with the Springboro Area Historical Society. The walk will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Historical Society’s museum, 110 South Main Street in the Historic District.

The walk will be led by Don Ross, a local historian and trained Historical Society docent. The focus of Don’s walk will be on Springboro’s role in the Underground Railroad, a network of secret routes and safe houses that assisted African-American slaves to escape to free states such as Ohio and into Canada. The community’s role in the Underground Railroad was recognized with the placement of a Historical Marker, and more recently the inclusion of the community on a bicycle route that extends from Mobile, Alabama, to Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.

The walk will include an orientation inside the Historical Museum and a walk down and up South Main Street and adjoining streets. The walk will last for approximately one hour and will take place rain or shine.

For more information on the walk, contact the City of Springboro at 937-748-6183.

Bike & Hike at Mr. Boro’s Tavern

495 North Main Street (SR 741), Springboro

NOTE DATE CHANGE: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

The City of Springboro’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory CommitteeMr. Boro’s Tavern Bike & Hike May 16, 2018 (BPAC) is partnering with Mr. Boro’s Tavern, 495 North Main Street, for a bike ride and walk on Tuesday, June 25, 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.

WALK map and cue sheet are 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.

Bike the Handle/Hike the Handle at Crooked Handle Brewing Company

760 North Main Street (SR 741), Springboro

Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Crooked Handle The City of Springboro’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee is partnering once again in 2019 with Springboro’s very own Crooked Handle Brewing Company for Bike the Handle & Hike the Handle on Thursday, July 18, 2019 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 MapMyRide at http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/copy/2113607386/.

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].

The walk route can be found on MapMyRun at https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2253695137

Participants in Hike the Handle and Bike the Handle will receive reduced prices off pints and will be entered into a drawing for a Crooked Handle gift card courtesy of BPAC. If you have any questions please contact the City of Springboro at 937-748-6183.

Nature Hike at E. Milo Beck Park:  Visit our Prairie!

3143 West Lower Springboro Road, Springboro

Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.

Meet at the overlook near the parking lot.

Additional details to follow later this year.

The walk will be led by Lynn Johnson, an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist, and Springboro resident.

Hike will be postponed for severe weather only.  A walk in a gentle rain can be a lot of fun.

For more information, call 937-748-6183.

Bike & Hike at Mr. Boro’s Tavern

495 North Main Street (SR 741), Springboro

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

The City of Springboro’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory CommittMr. Boro’s Tavern Bike & Hike May 16, 2018ee (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 danb@cityofspringboro.com.