Skip Navigation Links

Bicycle Advisory Council (BAC)

WELCOME!

Welcome to the City of Springfield’s Bicycle Advisory Council information page. Here you will find highlights about our volunteer efforts to make Springfield a more bike-friendly community. This page contains helpful information for you, your neighborhood, and workplace related to cycling in the City of Springfield. If you are as passionate about the topic as we are, you can also find our meeting schedule located at the bottom of the page. All meetings are open to the public. If you have questions about the Bicycle Advisory Council, please contact the City’s Office of Public Works at 217.789.2255.


  Mission & Responsibilities

  • Advise the Mayor and the Office of Public Works on bicycle issues.
  • Analyze routing operation and safety of utilizing bicycles for transportation purposes.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations for the development of a master plan for bicycling including on-street and off-street paths and lanes; signed shared roadways; bicycle racks; and signage and signalization.
  • Develop education and public outreach programs on bicycle issues.
  • Work with the City to develop strategies that help make routes safer for children to bicycle to school and increase the number of children who choose to bicycle.
  • Assist the City in the development of bicycle infrastructure within the community.
  • Assist the City to coordinate routes and trails as appropriate through the Springfield Area Transportation Study (SATS) and other cooperative efforts.

  Upcoming Events

Springfield Kids Triathlon

Springfield Kids Triathlon

Springfield Kids Triathlon - Fun for Kids Ages 5-13 Saturday, July 13, 2024 @ Lincoln Park, Springfield, Illinois

The Springfield Bicycle Club, with assistance from members of the Springfield Triathlon Club, is pleased to present the 11th annual Springfield Kids Triathlon (formerly known as the HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital and SCHEELS Kids Triathlon).

This event is a fun and exciting challenge for kids ages 5 to 13. All registrants receive a finisher’s medal, event t-shirt and refreshments, as well as a chance to win an age group award.

Learn more and sign up at: Springfield Kids Triathlon

The Springfield Kids Triathlon is sponsored by: HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital, SCHEELS & Vinstra

Follow the Springfield Kids Triathlon on Facebook.

.


Dump the Pump! June 20, 2024

SMTD
Ride Your Bike & SMTD for Health, Fitness and a Greener Environment - Bike Rack Policy

  Recent Events

Springfield’s Earth Awareness Fair

In April of 2024, the Bike Advisory Council participated in the City of Springfield’s Earth Awareness Fair. Highlights from this year’s event included temporary bike lanes to make biking to the event more comfortable, and a bike valet station so riders could safely lock up their bikes and enjoy all that the Earth Awareness Fair had to offer. We filled the valet station and overall it was a terrific event. Check out some of the photos and we hope to see you at the next upcoming event!

See this years flyer!

Photo 1

Temporary Bike Lane

Photo 2

Bike Valet

Photo 3

Suggestions from Bikers

Scheduled Board Meetings

Meeting Date Location Attachments
6/10/2024 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th St, Room 203
5/13/2024 at 4:30 PM 300 S 7th room 203
4/8/2024 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th St, Room 203
3/11/2024 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th St, Room 203
2/12/2024 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th St, Room 203
1/8/2024 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th St, Room 203
12/11/2023 at 4:30 PM 300 S 7th, Room 301
11/13/2023 at 4:30 PM 300 S 7th, Room 301
10/9/2023 at 4:30 PM
9/11/2023 at 4:30 PM 300 S 7th, Room 301
8/14/2023 at 4:30 PM 300 S 7th, Room 301
7/10/2023 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th, 3rd Flr, City Council Conference Room
6/12/2023 at 4:30 PM City Council Chambers 300 S 7th St., 3rd Flr
5/8/2023 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th St., 3rd Flr, Council Conference Room
4/10/2023 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th St., 3rd Flr, Council Conference Room
3/13/2023 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th, Room 305 Conference Room
2/13/2023 at 4:30 PM Cancelled due to City Observed Holiday
1/9/2023 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th, Room 305 Conference Room
12/12/2022 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th, Room 305 Conference Room
11/14/2022 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th, Room 305 Conference Rom
10/10/2022 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th, Room 305 Conference Room
9/12/2022 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th, Room 305 Conference Room
8/8/2022 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th, Room 305 Conference Room
7/11/2022 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th, Room 305 Conference Room
6/13/2022 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th, Room 305 Conference Room
5/9/2022 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th, Room 305 Conference Room
4/11/2022 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th, Room 305 Conference Room
3/14/2022 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th, Room 305 Conference Room
2/14/2022 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th, Room 305 Conference Room
1/10/2022 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th, Room 305 Conference Room
12/13/2021 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th, Room 305 Conference Room
11/8/2021 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th, Room 305 Conference Room
10/11/2021 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th, Room 305 Conference Room
9/13/2021 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th, Room 305 Conference Room
8/9/2021 at 4:30 PM Maldaners Restaurant
7/12/2021 at 4:30 PM 300 S. 7th, Room 210
6/14/2021 at 4:30 PM Via Zoom see Agenda
5/10/2021 at 4:30 PM Via Zoom see Agenda
4/12/2021 at 4:30 PM Via Zoom see Agenda
3/8/2021 at 4:30 PM Via Zoom see Agenda for Info
2/8/2021 at 4:30 PM Via Zoom see Agenda for Info.
1/11/2021 at 4:30 PM Via Zoom see Agenda for information
12/14/2020 at 4:30 PM Via Zoom see Agenda for information