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Stark County Bicycle Club
Canton, Ohio


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1211 39th St NE Suite B, Canton, OH 44714
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"Bicyclists fare best when they act and are treated as drivers of vehicles."   --J. Forester--

The Stark County Bicycle Club (the "SCBC"), located in Canton, Ohio, was formed in 1968.
The Club has grown to 366 members, and offers the most robust and diversified ride schedule in all of Ohio.
In 2014, Club members logged 265,717 miles over the course of 1196 rides.

SCBC Plans a Spring Tour

Music City Strummer - May 21 - 26

So, what are you doing over Memorial Day weekend this year?

Before you make any plans to grill the usual hotdogs and burgers, consider the inaugural
Music City Strummer from May 21- 26 (ride days - 22, 23, 24 and 25).

Imagine riding your bike for four days with fellow SCBC members through the beautiful
countryside of Nashville, TN. Various cycling routes will take you on the Natchez Trace,
around Leipers Fork, and the challenging hills of middle Tennessee. You might even pass
Garth Brooks and Keith Urban out for a jog or hike! There are beautiful hiking trails
all around Nashville.

At the end of each ride, BBQ, beer, and great music await. You'll have time to visit the honky tonks
on lower Broadway that make Nashville famous, take in the spectacular Country Music Hall of Fame,
walk the trendy Gulch area, or you can choose to hang out at Percy Priest Lake east of town.

The ride will be hosted and led by Don and Steve Eagon. Steve lives in Nashville and has
ridden the roads there for 15 years. Nashville is only an 8.5 hour drive from Stark County.
We'll be using an extended stay hotel in Brentwood as home base. The hotel is the
Candlewood Inn Suites Nashville-Brentwood and features a full-size refrigerator and
kitchenette in each room as well as laundry facilities on premises. Brentwood has wonderful
restaurants and is only a 15 minute drive to downtown Nashville.

Please let Don Eagon ( know ASAP if you are interested or are planning to attend.
This event promises to be a pickin', pedalin' and grinnin' good time! Y'all come join us now!

More info to come.

SCBC Plans a Summer Tour

We are planning a fully sagged trip in the
Upper Peninsula of Michigan
July 19th thru July 26th.

This trip will begin with a visit to historic Machinac Island where horses or bicycles are the
sole modes of transportation (bicycles may be taken on the ferry boats). Our first full day of
riding will be along the North shore of Lake Huron ending with a ferry boat ride to Drummond Island
where we will spend the night.

Next we will ride to Sault Ste. Marie and watch lake freighters traversing the Locks. The following day
we will sag back to St Ignace and ride along the beautiful North shore of Lake Michigan. Afterwards we
will sag to Munising, MI where we will tour the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Then a ride along the
South shore of Lake Superior will take us to Marquette, MI, the largest city in the U.P.
and it's self-proclaimed capital.

A real treat is in storethe next day with a visit to "The Yooper's Tourist Trap" and a ride thru Ishpeming
and Negaunee, MI ending at Lake Michigamme. After sagging to Houghton for the night, we will proceed to ride
thru Houghton and Hancock and up the scenic Keweenaw Peninsula passing thru Eagle River
and ending at Copper Harbor, MI.

After a final days ride up and along the Keweenaw skyline we will end our last ride in Gay, MI. There we
link up with our sag wagons to travel back to St Ignace before heading back to N.E. Ohio.

Additional information will follow shortly on mileages, motel rates and other logistical details.
I will need a fairly accurate count on those who would like to do this ride in order to block off rooms
at our various stopping points. We will also schedule a meeting to answer any and all questions you may
have concerning this trip.

If you are interested in riding in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan please e-mail me at or call me at 330-354-9971.
John Shaeffer

More info to come.

          Recent Web Site Updates

03/25/2015 added April Spokin'Word on the Spokin'Word tab.
03/17/2015 added April Ride Schedule.
03/16/2015 New Ride mileage stats are on the Mileage Stats tab.
03/09/2015 Revised Map 447. COAL BANK LOOP starting at Clinton Trailhead
                   Added RWGPS link, Rogues Hollow history link, elevation info and profile, changed the description
                   from flat/rolling to rolling and made minor cue updates to this 21 mile Clinton Trailhead ride
03/08/2015 SCBC Membership list was updated on the Member Directory tab.
03/02/2015 Added new Map 526. JACKSON TO BUTTERBRIDGE starting at Jackson Community Park
                   This new 28 mile ride originated by Don Eagon starts in Jackson Community Park, passes through scenic,
                   rural landscapes, the villages of Clinton and Canal Fulton, and crosses the Tuscarawus River on the
                   historic Crystal Springs silver bridge.
03/02/2015 Added new Map 527. HERSHBERGER BAKERY RIDE starting at Dalton High School
                   Bill Mishler's 55 mile, Dalton School ride passes through the beautiful hills of Ohio's Amish Country.
                   Over 3000 feet of climb is rewarded by great downhills and a stop at Hershberger's Bakery southwest of Berlin.
02/25/2015 Added new Map 525. MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL RIDE starting at Lake Community Park
                   This 39 mile, rolling, ride originated by Bob Valentine leaves from Lake Community Park and features
                   a stop at Jason Cash's Maple Syrup Farm for a pancake breakfast and a tour of his maple syrup
                   processing operation. The maple syrup event takes place only two weekends in March, but it is
                   a good ride for any time of year.
02/23/2015 Revised Map 513. THREE CHURCHES RIDE starting at Lake Community Park
                   RideWithGPS link added to both the 17 and the 25 mile versions. Elevation info added to the short ride.

    Meeting Notices     General Information

April Membership Meeting

The April Membership meeting will be Tuesday April 7th
at 7:30 PM at EB's Pub & Party Center at Meadowlake Golf and Swim Club
on 39th St. NE in Canton.
Optional dinner and socializing starting at 6 PM.
Program: What's in Store for 2015 by Ernie Lehman

SCBC Featured Speaker at the APRIL MEETING

            Ernie Lehman of Ernie's Bike Shops.

Come hear Ernie talk about "What's in Store for 2015".
He will be sharing what lies ahead this year. Expect to hear of a new Mountain Bike Demo course, Kayaking opportunities on the Tusc and many new products and in-store services.and..a Poker Run update!

      Mark your calendars now!     Tuesday,  April 7th.

Membership Renewals

Dues are due March 31, 2015. If you have not already done so, send in your renewal today.
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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Ride Altitude Gain Data Collection

You will need an altimeter cyclometer or a GPS with barometric altimeter and about 5 min. of time each ride.   We will be averaging all the data on each ride so recording data on the same ride two or more times is helpful!   The more data we collect, the more accurate the results!   Record the total Altitude Gain & any comments.   When you get at least ten rides recorded, give or send them to me.
                Don Royer
Ride Altitude Gain Worksheet

Ernie's Bike Shop discount

Members: Please present your SCBC membership card/Ernie's Bike Shop discount card when you make a purchase at Ernie's. Please mention you are a member before the sale is rung up. You may obtain a replacement card from Dave Hunter, Membership Chairman, if you have misplaced yours.

Click image below to download TCX files for GPS navigation.

GPX files can be accessed (if available) and imported by using the MapMyRide or Ride with GPS link on the club maps.

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