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Stark County Bicycle Club
Canton, Ohio


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1211 39th St NE Suite B, Canton, OH 44714
(330) 754-6602

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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.

No Frills Tandem Weekend

20th Annual No Frills Tandem Weekend 2015

May 29th, May 30st, May 31st.

Click here for more Info.

SCBC Hosts

2015 Hall of Fame SR Olympics Cycling
on June 9 and 10

Well, it is that time of year again. Once more SCBC is handling the Cycling events for the Hall of Fame Regional
SR Olympics organization.

After an exciting and extremely busy two years of hosting the Ohio State SR Olympics Cycling events, we are back
to the Regional Games. Yes, the pressure of running the Games at which National Qualifiers were selected is off,
but we still need to ramp up and do another great job running this year's Regional Games.

Soooooo, that said: we are once again looking for volunteers to help with the games on Tuesday and Wednesday
June 9 and 10.

The volunteer opportunities are pretty much the same as before. Click on the link here for descriptions of all the jobs
Job Descriptions      If you would like to do the same job as last year, that would be fabulous.
Examples are Registration (Check-in), Set Up and Take Down, Marshals, Refreshments Coordinators, Starters,
Holders, Timers, Spotters, Recorders, Computer Operators, Photographers, Car or Motorcycle Lead, Sweep Vehicle
or Cyclist, Podium Girls, and Tee-Shirt Distribution. Please call, text or e-mail me to volunteer or to get
additional information.

The cycling will be held on the same roads as before at Marlington High School near Alliance. Headquarters will
be at the Pavilion at 10115 Moulin Ave. by the Horticulture Center. The 10 K Time Trial and 20 K Road Race will
be Tuesday, June 9 and the 5 K Time Trial and 40 K Road Race will be on Wednesday June 10.

     Map: 5K Time Trial       Map: 10K Time Trial       Map: 20K Road Race       Map: 40K Road Race

The Regional Games website is You can register to participate at this site. Cost this year
is $30 for 1, 2, 3, or all 4 of the cycling events. If you qualified for the Cycling Nationals
coming up July 8-12, this will be great training. Also, the Ohio SR Olympics Cycling will be held in Westerville
near Columbus this year on June 22 and 23. Only Time Trials will be offered at the Ohio State Cycling games this year.

Thank you so much for the fabulous support in the past years and looking forward to your help again this year!!!
Karen Erdos 330-284-7780 (call or text) (e-mail)

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
05/22/2015 added June Spokin'Word on the Spokin'Word tab.
05/19/2015 added June Ride Schedule.
05/15/2015 New Ride mileage stats are on the Mileage Stats tab.
05/07/2015 SCBC Membership list was updated on the Member Directory tab.
05/04/2015 May Exec Meeting minutes were added on the Spokin' Word tab.
05/03/2015 Revised Map 378. HELLO DALTON starting at Canal Fulton Park
                   A 28/46 mile ride starting in Canal Fulton. Rest stop added to long route. New section of US 30 added
                   to map. added. RWGPS replaced MMR. Increased font size of cue.
05/01/2015 Revised Map 111. TO SMITHVILLE starting at Canal Fulton Park
                   New map. Changed the route to avoid OH-3 and Smithville Western. Added the Duke and Duchess Shoppe in
                   Smithville food stop. Added RWGPS, history, index boxes and info. Total mileage changed from 45 to 42.
                   Thanks to Al Jones for suggesting the route change.
04/29/2015 Revised Map 435. DUNDEE FALLS LOOP starting at Craig Pittman Memorial Park
                   33 mile ride from Craig Pittman Memorial Park. Changed the cue format and made a couple cue clarifications.
                   Added RWGPS. Thanks to Don Eagon for the change suggestion.
04/25/2015 New Map 932. UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN TOUR starting at St.Ignace, Michigan
                   932 is a packet of 8 maps for the July 2015 Upper Peninsula of Michigan Tour headed up by John and Fran Shaeffer.
                   This is a point to point, sagged tour starting at St Ignace just above the Mackinaw Bridge and ending in
                   Michigan's beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula

    Meeting Notices     General Information

June Membership Meeting

The June Membership meeting will be Tuesday June 2nd
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: Swap Meet

Membership Renewals

Dues are due March 31, 2015. If you have not already done so, send in your renewal today.
Print application form


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.

The Stark County Bicycle Club Patron's List

On behalf of the Membership, we would like to thank the following people for their support to our Club

Robert & Marti Erickson II MD
Dave Keller
Anthony Townes

Bud & Marjorie Scott

Bob & Shelley Doerschuk
Stephen & Marilyn Fenstemaker & Family
Robert Eicher
Dave McKinley
Chris Redmond

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