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 has grown to 341 members, and offers the most robust and diversified ride schedule in all of Ohio.
In 2019, Club members logged 273,040 miles over the course of 1573 rides.

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

The SCBC Awards Banquet has been cancelled.

The banquet committee along with the executive board have elected to cancel our awards banquet, scheduled for Jan 9th of 2021, due to concerns for Covid 19 issues.

Individual awards will be sent out for our top riders, ride leader of the year, commuter miles, e-bike miles, and the President's award.

We would like to hold a celebration later, maybe this coming spring, in lieu of the regular banquet. More to come on that later.

Ride Leaders: Please utilize the revised ride sign-in sheet now posted in the Ride Maps section.

John Shaeffer - President Stark County Bicycle Club

The executive board of your Stark County Bicycle Club voted this evening (Sunday May 24th)
to open the club ride schedule for group riding on June 1st

   Below are the guidelines that must be followed if we are to maintain an active ride schedule.
   Your safety and well-being depend upon adherence to these guidelines.
   The steps defined below are simple and straightforward, so let's all do our part to keep everyone safe and enjoying what we love doing.
  • Pre-ride - Sign-up must be done by all riders. The ride sheet acts as a waiver and is necessary for the protection of all parties associated with the Stark County Bicycle Club. Riders can use their own pen for signing in and should wear a mask when doing so. Riders can wear gloves to achieve the sign-in or utilize hand sanitizer once they have completed this task.
  • Pre-ride socialization - riders must wear a mask and maintain 6 ft. social distancing.
  • Riding - In keeping with group size limitations within Ohio, rides groups will be kept to the State guidelines of no more than 10 persons per gathering. If more than 10 riders attend the ride, they must be broken down into smaller groups to be started at intervals determined by the ride leader. Please note that masks are not required to be worn while riding.
  • Spacing - Riders will maintain a minimum of 6 ft. of separation from other riders. It is highly recommended that spacing between riders be well in excess of 6 ft.
  • Ride Breaks - On longer rides requiring break stops, riders are encouraged to maintain the 6 ft. social distancing and to wear their masks unless consuming snacks or refreshments.
  • After Ride Socializing - After ride socializing is up to individual riders but should be done while wearing a mask and maintaining the 6 ft. social distancing spacing.
  • Precautions - All ride riders are urged to stay home if they are experiencing any symptoms that might be associated with Covid 19, such as a fever, coughing, difficulty in breathing, or just not feeling well in general. It is also imperative that all riders bring a mask and hand sanitizer to rides. These items can easily be fitted in seat packs or jersey pockets, and are essential for rider protection.
  • Ride leaders will relay these guidelines either verbally or in written form to any non-members or guests who wish to participate on a Stark County Bicycle Ride.
John Shaeffer - President Stark County Bicycle Club

          Recent Web Site Updates
11/25/2020 Added December ride schedule on the Ride Schedule tab.
11/25/2020 Updated year to date mileage statistics on the Mileage Stats tab.
11/24/2020 updated the Membership list on the Member Directory Tab.
11/24/2020 Revised Map 319. SHORT BUT HILLY starts at Petros Park.
                    RideWithGPS, elevation info, and profile added to this 29 mile Petros Park ride originated by Joe Ehret in 1992.
11/24/2020 Revised Map 457. PORTAGE COUNTY HIGH RD starts at Quail Hollow Park.
                    The route has been increased from 20 to 23 miles. Originated by John Shaeffer in 2008.
11/20/2020 Revised Map 367. CENFIELD-SALEM CHURCH LOOP starts at Metzger Park.
                    27 mile ride starting at Metzger Park in Louisville. Cue clarification at mile 19.9. History added to the
                    paper map.
11/08/2020 Revised Map 125. MARLBORO LOOP starts at Lake Community Park.
                    A 24 mile ride starting at Lake Community Park. The route is reversed to improve blind intersections at
                    St Peters Church/Beeson and Ravenna/Beeson.
11/07/2020 added November Exec Meeting Minutes on the Spokin'Word Tab.
11/05/2020 Revised Map 477. FOX LAKE LOOP starts at Massillon Community Park.
                    Originated by Dave McKinley in 2009. Route changes at the beginning of the ride to avoid Route 93 traffic.
                    Mileage changed from 27 to 26.
11/04/2020 Revised Map 567. HOME TO HARTER starts at Jackson Community Park.
                    A 24 mile ride starting at Jackson Community Park. Distance markers added to the paper map route and the
                    elevation profile removed in order to allow enlarging the map scale to show more roads and road names.
10/31/2020 added October Spokin'Word on the Spokin'Word tab. A link is also provided on bottom of this page.
10/26/2020 added October Exec Meeting Minutes on the Spokin'Word Tab.
10/26/2020 Revised Map 125. MARLBORO LOOP starts at Lake Community Park.
                    24 mile ride starting at Lake Community Park. Road map updated.

       Current Spokin' Word     General Information


                     Click here to view current Spokin' Word

Membership Renewals

Dues are due March 31, 2020. If you have not already done so, send in your renewal today.
Click Here  to go to the Membership Application tab


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

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

Michael Burnett
Tim Conley
Mark Covert
Sally Griffiths
Mike Juhasz
Robert & Melissa Kazar / Johnson
Dave & Corinne Keller / Zellers
Erik & Georgeta Nedelcu & Family
Larry Petrasek
Michael Reed
Mel & Donna Siebert
Jim & Susan Sloan / Madura
Paul Tucci
Rod & Michelle Yoder

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

Paul & Mindy Borowski
Bob & Shelley Doerschuk
Robert & Cindy Eicher
Kenneth Knabe
David Kotte
Marshall Leininger
David McKinley
Kevin Mikesell
Bill & Karen Mishler
Chris Redmond
Sandy & Ed Robitz
Elaine & John Snively
Robert & Janice Spalding
Bruce Treiber
Bob & Valerie Valentine

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