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The Springfield Bicycle Club (SBC) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote bicycling and to provide a meeting ground for Springfield Illinois area bicyclists.

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Are T-Shirts available in advance?
Yes! T-Shirts are available in advance! Click Here to order.
Can I pickup my rider packet before the event?
Yes! Packet pickups will be Friday from 5-9 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Campgrounds (Gate 12), Saturday 5-9 p.m. at the Shed (Gate 3). Or you can pick up your packet Sunday morning starting at 6:30 a.m. at the registration table, Illinois Building (Main Gate).
Is the Capital City Century a race?
The CCC is not a race. Our ride is purely recreational, although we have some fast riders.
When is the CCC held? Where is it held?
The CCC is a weekend event this year and is part of the Illinois Bicentennial. It will be is held on the weekend after Labor Day. In 2018 there will be various rides and events Saturday September 8th including a community "Loops-A-Palooza" Festival Saturday evening 5pm-9pm. Our CCC Classic ride will be held Sunday, September 9th.
All activities for the 2018 CCC Weekend will start and end at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. A weekend guidebook is being developed and will be available off our CCCWeekend.org website when the weekend activities are firmed up.
How much does it cost?
There is one price that covers all the weekend events. Early-bird registration is the best deal, and is available online only through Friday, August 31st:

           Individual Registration          Family Registration
Early-bird registration
(available online only through Friday, August 31st)
$40 $80
Advance Registration
(registrations after August 31st plus all mail-in registrations)
$45 $90
On-Site Registration
$50 $100

Party-only tickets
are available for $15 for non-riders wanting to join the post-ride party on Sunday.
Please note that CCC registrations are non-refundable.
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When/where is the Historic Sites Ride held?
The Historic Sites Ride will be held on Saturday, September 8th, 1:00pm starting at the Lincoln Stage at the Fairgrounds (access thru Gate 3 or Main Gate). The ride is a family paced EZ ride and has frequent stops at various sites of interest. 
What is the Loops-A-Palooza Festival?
Saturday 5:00-9:00 PM--Packet Pickup Party and "Loops-A-Palooza" Festival at The Shed.
The Springfield Bicycle Club presents a special community bicyclist appreciation festival to celebrate the Bicentennial and Springfield's Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community status (recently designated by the League of American Bicyclists). Enjoy live music by "The Loops", food trucks, libations and other exhibitors and activities (to be announced) at The Shed on the Fairgrounds on Saturday evening. 

If you're riding the Century, pick up your CCC packet and skip the lines on Sunday!

Loops-A-Palooza Festival

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Is the route paved or gravel?
CCC roadThe route is entirely paved. Some of our roads have a little gravel on them. We use low-volume (but paved) county roads whenever possible. We modify the route as feasible when road conditions change due to the county’s ongoing resurfacing work. Some of the routes will partially traverse our local bicycle trails.
What is the terrain?
Flat to rolling. The CCC has some small hills and winds through some scenic country, but it is probably the flattest Century ride in downstate Illinois.
Saturday routes include a half Metric and full Metric along with our Historic Ride. Sunday we will have a 6 mile free family ride and routes of 20, 35, Metric (100km), Century (100 mile) and a special Double Metric (125 mile) option. Full food stops and rider support are included on Sunday, limited support and food stop will be available on Saturday.
Are the routes marked, or are you on your own with a map?
Everyone gets a detailed route maps, and Sunday's route is also well marked on the road using the Dan Henry Marking System.
Can you tell us more about the routes? Is the same route as last year?
The routes are completely new from last year. All routes will begin at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Saturday riders will experience our beautiful new Sangamon Valley Trail extension which crosses the Sangamon River on the longest rails-to-trails bridge in Illinois. Sunday routes of 35-miles and longer will go to Chatham for our main food stop at the American Legion on the Chatham square. Longer routes will add 1, 2, or three loops from there which each return to the food stop before cyclists head back to the fairgrounds.

Can I get a map before the CCC?
Maps are handed out at registration and at our Packet Pickups Friday & Saturday night. Downloadable maps may be posted on the CCC Facebook page at that time.

Are helmets required?
Helmets are strongly recommended.

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What are the start times? What are the latest and earliest start times for the routes?
Saturday
10:00am Start time for the Metric/half Metric ride from the campground.
Sunday
Between 7am and 10am depending on route chosen. Registration opens at 6:30am and shuts down at 10:00am from the Illinois Building. Below are recommended times by selected route. Those doing a first Century should plan to start no later than 8 am. Those riding shorter distances can start earlier than their posted time. Keep in mind that our Double Metric Challenge loop will be shut down at 12:30.
Suggested Sunday start times:

   62/125 mi.  —  7-9am
    20/35 mi.  —  9-10am
        6 mi.  —  10am

Is there a time limit?
Riders start as early as 7 a.m. We shut down SAG support at 4:30 p.m. but keep track of the last riders in. We encourage ALL riders who wish to attempt the Challenge 25 mile loop to enter it by noon. Food Service wraps up at 5:00 p.m.
What about the weather?
The CCC is held rain or shine! Please note that CCC registrations are non-refundable.
Who do I notify that this will be my first 100-mile century or 125 mile double metric? How do I get my certificate?
Upon completing the Century or Double Metric come back to the Registration table at the Fairgrounds to get a Certificate signed by our President.
Still have questions after reading the FAQs?
Please direct general questions about the Capital City Century to events@spfldcycling.org. A weekend guide will be available at www.cccweekend.org when activities are firmed up.

If you have further questions about registering for the CCC, please direct them to registration@spfldcycling.org.

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