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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.

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
07/03/2015 Revised Map 484. THE FROGGY LOOP starting at Jackson Community Park
                    Tamarack & Laburnum loop eliminated and replaced by a U-turn at the ice cream stand on Caston.
                    Same mileage. The change was suggested by Lucy Figg who originated this map.
06/30/2015 Revised Map 256. TANDEM INVITATIONAL RIDE starting at Nimishillen School
                    Cue correction and minor route change at the end of the ride. History and copyright added. RWGPS
                    added. Total mileage changes from 51 to 49. Thank to Margie Baker for reporting the cue mistake.
06/19/2015 added July Spokin'Word on the Spokin'Word tab.
06/16/2015 added July Ride Schedule.
06/14/2015 added June Exec meeting minutes on the Spokin'Word tab.
06/12/2015 New Ride mileage stats are on the Mileage Stats tab.
06/07/2015 Revised Map 111. TO SMITHVILLE starting at Canal Fulton Park
                    A major route change from mile 23.8 to the end of the ride. An alternate rest stop added
                    in Orrville. The total mileage is 42.
06/07/2015 Deleted Map 150. JACKSON PARK TO SMITHVILLE starting at Jackson Community Park
                    Map 150. Jackson Park to Smithville. Has been deleted. Map 150 duplicates the pre-revised
                    version of Map 111, To Smithville, which starts in Canal Fulton. The Canal Fulton version
                    has been revised to eliminate high traffic roads. Map 111 out of Canal Fulton also avoids
                    the Fulton/HighMill sometimes high traffic area at the beginning and end of 150,
                    the Jackson version of the map.
06/06/2015 New Map 808. TOWPATH FROM CLINTON starting at Clinton Trailhead
                    A trail only map starting at Clinton Trailhead. Mileage is variable to be determined and
                    scheduled by the ride leader. The ride can start in either direction
06/06/2015 New Map 809. TOWPATH FROM PITTMAN PARK starting at Craig Pittman Memorial Park
                    A trail only map starting at Craig Pittman Memorial Park. Mileage is variable to be determined and
                    scheduled by the ride leader. The ride can start in either direction.
05/31/2015 Revised Map 417. QUADRUPLE BYPASS - TOUR OF TUSC COUNTY STAGE 1 starting at Ft Laurens
                    Starting location changed from Bolivar School to Fort Laurens. New map. RWGPS, history,
                    new cue table, index boxes, elevation info, and added. Total miles change from 64 to 63.
05/30/2015 Revised Map 448. FORGETTING ALICE'S starting at Ft Laurens
                    Start changed from Bolivar School to Fort Laurens. Elevation added. RideWithGPS added. Justice St.
                    replaced OH-93/US-62. Ryan Ridge replaced Columbiana St. Mileage change from 27 to 26.
05/30/2015 Revised Map 405. BRINKER BUSTER starting at Ft Laurens
                    Start changed from Bolivar School to Ft Laurens. Restaurant stop eliminated. New Map. RWGPS,
                    Index boxes, History and copyright added. Mileage changed from 24 to 26 miles.

    Meeting Notices     General Information

July - No meeting.

August Membership Meeting

The August Membership meeting will be Tuesday August 4th
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: "Shots along the Way" by John Lorson

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.

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
Robert Eicher
Stephen & Marilyn Fenstemaker & Family
Dave McKinley
Russ Phillips Jr
Chris Redmond

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