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.

Vintage Spokin'Word

More early years of the Spokin'Word are now on line.
Dave Cardarella has scanned the paper copies creating pdf files.

The Spokin'Word web page has been reorganized.
Select Year and then Month to view the desired newsletter.

The Poker Ride, originally scheduled for May 16th, has been rescheduled for Saturday September 26th!

Adopt-a- highway has been rescheduled for Saturday June 13th!

Start time 8:00 am from the North Lot of Al Leno Park (aka Alpine Park).

Due to safety for all, we will not offer coffee and snacks.
We will request everyone wear gloves( we provide as always) or bring your own.
We also have some long handle pincher/ pickers provided by ODT.

So please don’t be afraid to help out. We need YOU!
And YOU know you want a reason to get out of the house!

We will practice social distancing ( oh how I dislike that term) and I will sign for
everyone so no need to touch a shared pen or clipboard.

No worries, see you then.

Linda Christman

The SCBC May membership meeting has been canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

All scheduled club group rides are suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

We have created a May ride schedule and are creating a June ride schedule.
These can be activated should the situation merit that change.

Be safe and well and do continue to ride solo or with a family member.

This has been a very difficult decision for your leadership to arrive at,
but our member safety and well being must come first.

John Shaeffer

Memberships expire March 31, 2020.

Please renew this month.

By mail:
    Click here to print the mail in membership application
    Print and complete membership application, include payment and mail to:
                Stark County Bicycle Club
                P O Box 8863
                Canton, OH 44711

    Click here to complete the membership application online and pay using PayPal.

Thank you!
Tony Gould
Membership Chairperson

          Recent Web Site Updates
05/21/2020 updated the Membership list on the Member Directory Tab.
05/17/2020 Revised Map 490. WAY OVER TO WEST BRANCH starts at Quail Hollow Park.
                    RideWithGPS, elevation information and profile added to this 54 mile ride originated by Karla Bedard in 2010.
05/03/2020 added May Exec Meeting Minutes on the Spokin'Word Tab.
04/30/2020 added May Spokin'Word on the Spokin'Word tab. A link is also provided on bottom of this page.
04/26/2020 Revised Map 377. NE TO RANDOLPH starts at Lake Community Park.
                    A 27 mile ride from Lake Community Park in Hartville. RideWithGPS added. Paper map put into RideWithGPS format.
04/26/2020 New Map 566. AMISH GATEWAY starts at Canal Fulton Park.
                    A 43 mile ride starting in Canal Fulton originated by Paul Tucci. Paul’s description…”A quiet, hilly route
                    through rural farmlands. There is an optional "necessity" stop at the Bell Store in Mt. Eaton, but this
                    route is designed to be ridden without breaks to build endurance.”
04/26/2020 Alpine Park has been renamed Al Leno Community Park
                    We have changed the starting location information on the 25 maps that start there, as well as ride names
                    and cue entries where applicable.
04/26/2020 Revised Map 140. FRY’S VALLEY LOOP starts at Grounded Coffee.
                    A 28 mile ride starting at Grounded Coffee in New Philadelphia. Flat with two significant hills.
                    RideWithGPS format added. The old map has been attached to the bundle to show road detail in the area.
                    Thanks to Mark Coventry for sending the RideWithGPS link.
04/26/2020 Revised Map 542. AL LENO TO BURGER HUT starts at Al Leno Community Park.
                    Name change. This map was formerly named Alpine to Burger Hut.

       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
James(Bill) & Carol Johnson
Mike Juhasz
Robert & Melissa Kazar / Johnson
Erik & Georgeta Nedelcu & Family
Larry Petrasek
Michael Reed
Cindy Schenck
Mel & Donna Siebert
Jim & Susan Sloan / Madura
Paul Tucci

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
David Kotte
Marshall Leininger
David McKinley
Kevin Mikesell
Bill & Karen Mishler
Dan Nanno
Chris Redmond
Sandy & Ed Robitz
Bud & Marjorie Scott
Robert & Janice Spalding
Bruce Treiber
Bob & Valerie Valentine

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