Stark County Bicycle Club

Canton, Ohio


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Canton, OH (44720)

"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 currently has 277 members, and offers the most robust and diversified ride schedule in all of Ohio.
In 2020, Club members logged 202,656 miles over the course of 1118 rides.

SCBC June Membership Meeting

Due to a scheduling error on my part,
Walther's Twin Tavern will not be available on June 8th
for our membership meeting as we had planned.

The June membership meeting will be held at

Walther's Twin Tavern

Tuesday, June 1st

7:00 PM

A special menu will be available starting at 6:00 PM
for anyone who cares to dine prior to the meeting.

John Shaeffer

The SCBC Executive Board has decided that your 2020 club dues
will also cover your 2021 membership. This decision was reached
because many club events were cancelled in 2020 due to the
pandemic and the funds budgeted for those events were not spent.

If you are a paid member for 2020, you will not owe any 2021
membership dues. This includes individual and family memberships.

Note: To be a Patron Supporter for 2021, the donation is still:
              $45.00 Patron - Single Chainring Supporter
              $55.00 Patron - Double Chainring Supporter
              $75.00 Patron - Triple Chainring Supporter

          Recent Web Site Updates
05/06/2021 Revised Map 368. PARIS TWP. RAMBLE Starts at Metzger Park Park.
                    RideWithGPS, elevation information, elevation profile, and index boxes added to this 31 mile ride.
05/04/2021 added May Exec Meeting Minutes on the Spokin'Word Tab.
05/01/2021 updated the Membership list on the Member Directory Tab.
05/01/2021 updated the SCBC Map List on the Ride Maps Tab.
04/30/2021 added May Spokin'Word on the Spokin'Word tab. A link is also provided on bottom of this page.
04/27/2021 Updated year to date mileage statistics on the Mileage Stats tab.
04/26/2021 Revised Map 452. THE FARM TOUR Starts at Lake Community Park.
                    21/30 mile flat to rolling ride starting at Lake Community Park in Hartville originated by John Shaeffer
                    in 2008. A route change on the 30 mile option at mile 10.3 to avoid part of Industry Rd. Same mileage.
04/25/2021 Revised Map 378. HELLO DALTON Starts at Canal Fulton Park.
                    Two new food stops added to the long version to replace the closed Bell Store at Apple Creek and Lincoln
                    Way. Route changes on both the long and short versions. Total mileages change from 29/46 to 30/47. The
                    Dalton Fox Lake road construction between Church and Burkhart has been completed.
04/25/2021 Added May ride schedule on the Ride Schedule tab.
04/25/2021 Revised Map 142. UPS AND DOWNS TO BOLIVAR starts at Petros Park.
                    23 mile ride from Petros Park. New title box, index boxes, history, elevation profile and elevation
                    information, RideWithGPS added.
04/21/2021 Revised Map 571. TANNERVILLE LOOP starts at Lake Ave Trailhead.
                    Cue update at Mile 17.1 on this 29 mile map from Lake Ave Trailhead.
04/17/2021 Revised Map 571. TANNERVILLE LOOP starts at Lake Ave Trailhead.
                    A new 29 mile ride originated by Mike Juhasz starting at Lake Ave Trailhead. Rolling to hilly, passes
                    through Dalton and uses Tannerville and Burkhart on the return.
04/11/2021 Revised Map 703. BALTIC GRAVEL starts at Lake Community Park.
                    A 27/37 mile ride on primarily gravel roads originated by Jim Sloan. It starts at a Village Park parking
                    lot directly behind the East Main Kitchen in Baltic, OH. This ride is an adaptation of an Ohio Gravel
                    Grinders ride starting in Charm. It is hilly and very scenic.
04/11/2021 Gravel Ride Maps have been switched from the 900 map number category to a new 700 map number
                    category. This will effect the following maps: Map 939 Holmes County Gravel Grinder changes to Map 700.
                    Map 945 Magnolia Gravel changes to Map 701. Map 946 Wilderness Backroads Gravel changes to Map 702.
04/05/2021 Deleted Map 374. MOHICAN OVERNIGHT starts at Petros Park.
                    This map has been removed from our Map Library. It has 25 miles on US-62 as well as many miles on state
                    highways and Harrison Rd and hasn’t been scheduled in 15 plus years. Also, there is a better map to
                    Mohican which starts at Franklin Park in Strasburg.
04/03/2021 Revised Map 510. HARTVILLE LONG LOOP starts at Lake Community Park.
                    A 44/54 mile ride starting at Lake Community Park. Route changes on both maps to avoid Teel Ave have
                    reduced mileages by two miles on both routes. Elevation profiles added. Originated by Bob Valentine in 2012.
04/01/2021 Revised Map 563. HARTVILLE ROOTSTOWN RUMBLE starts at Lake Community Park.
                    28/47 mile map starting at Lake Community Park in Hartville. Both the short and long versions have been
                    rerouted to avoid a section of Industry Rd. The short version mileage changed from 29 to 28 and the long
                    version from 45 to 47. Originated by Bob and Val Valentine 2020.

       Current Spokin' Word     General Information


                     Click here to view current Spokin' Word


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.

The Stark County Bicycle Club Patron's List as of 04-30-2021

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

Joe Carpenter
Tim Conley
Mark Covert
Erik & Georgeta Nedelcu & Family
Michael Reed
Priscilla Rice
Jim & Susan Sloan / Madura
Paul Tucci
Rod & Michelle Yoder

Greg Buchanan
Carl Humenik
Eric Johnson
John & Fran Shaeffer
Jim Weinschenk
Dwight Witte

Bob & Shelley Doerschuk
Robert & Cindy Eicher
Sally Griffiths
Kenneth Knabe
David Kotte
David McKinley
Kevin Mikesell
Bill & Karen Mishler
Larry Petrasek
Chris Redmond
Sandy & Ed Robitz
Elaine & John Snively
Bruce Treiber
Bob & Valerie Valentine

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