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Stark County Bicycle Club
Canton, Ohio


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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.

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 one cycling event and $45. for 2, 3 or all 4 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)

          Recent Web Site Updates
04/16/2015 New Ride mileage stats are on the Mileage Stats tab.
04/15/2014 April Exec Meeting minutes were added on the Spokin' Word tab.
04/10/2015 New Map 807. POKER RUN SOUTH FROM ERNIE'S starting at Lake Avenue Trailhead
                   This map is for the SCBC ride during Ernie's annual Poker Run. 2015 is the first year the Poker Run is routed to the South.
                   The map shows the location of the 5 card drawing STOPs. Map 807 can be scheduled as a club trail ride anytime during the year.
04/09/2015 New Map 931. MUSIC CITY STRUMMER starting at Nashville area
                   Six new maps for the Music City Strummer Tour in the Nashville area are complete. They are numbered 931-1 thru 931-6.
                   These maps were originated by Steve and Don Eagon. The maps will be available on the website under the Map Number 931.
                   When you click 931 in the online May Ride Schedule or on the Map Page an 11 page pdf file will open with
                   all the ride maps and driving directions to starting locations. The maps are available in RideWithGPS as well, and
                   can be loaded into your Garmin or into your phone which has a RWGPS app installed.
04/09/2015 Revised Map 210. PLEASANT AND FOXY starting at Clinton Trailhead
                   Added a new map. Same route. Added RWGPS, elevation information, history and index boxes. Made some
                   mileage corrections. Total mileage changed from 26 to 25.
04/07/2015 SCBC Membership list was updated on the Member Directory tab.
03/25/2015 added April Spokin'Word on the Spokin'Word tab.
03/17/2015 added April Ride Schedule.
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

    Meeting Notices     General Information

May Membership Meeting

The May Membership meeting will be Tuesday May 5th
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: Get Into the Safety Habit by Dave and Dennis

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.

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