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.

The 2021 Banquet Program - SCBC Remembers 2020

Since there is no Banquet this year, use the link below to view the Banquet Program.


                     Click here to view    SCBC Remembers 2020

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

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
to open the club ride schedule for group riding.

   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
01/21/2021 updated the Membership list on the Member Directory Tab.
01/17/2021 Revised Map 125. MARLBORO LOOP starts at Lake Community Park.
                    24 mile ride starting at Lake Community Park. RideWithGPS link on the paper map updated.
01/14/2021 Revised Map 136. MIDVALE MINE RIDE starts at Grounded Coffee Shop.
                    A 29 mile ride starting at Grounded Coffee Shop in New Philadelphia. RideWithGPS has been added and the
                    map changed to RideWithGPS format. With cue corrections the total mileage changed from 27 to 29 miles.
01/09/2021 added SCBC Remembers 2020 on the Spokin'Word tab. A link is also provided on the top of this page.
01/07/2021 Updated 2020 year to date mileage statistics on the Mileage Stats tab.
12/30/2020 added January Spokin'Word on the Spokin'Word tab. A link is also provided on bottom of this page.
12/30/2020 New Map 960. VENICE ICE CREAM RIDE starts at the Island Sun in Venice, FL..
                    A 13 mile ride starting at the Island Sun in Venice FL. It features a stop a Nakomis Groves on Albee Farms Rd.
                    If you haven’t tried their orange or lime soft serve you are in for a treat. The ride is 8 miles on the
                    Venetian Waterway and Legacy trails and a few miles on roads with bike lanes. Originated by Al Jones.
12/30/2020 added December Exec Meeting Minutes on the Spokin'Word Tab.
12/25/2020 Revised Map 378. HELLO DALTON starts at Canal Fulton Park.
                    Minor route change in Canal Fulton near the start. Route change in the Dalton area to avoid most of OH-94.
                    Total mileage changes from 28 to 29 on the short route.
12/24/2020 Added January ride schedule on the Ride Schedule tab.
12/21/2020 Revised Map 401. ST JOSEPH LOOP starts at Lake Community Park.
                    21 mile ride from Lake Community Park. RideWithGPS replaces MapMyRide. Elevation profile added.
12/17/2020 New Map 959. LEMON BAY PARK TO MANASOTA KEY starts at Lemon Bay Park in Englewood, FL.
                    This 26 mile map starting at Lemon Bay Park in Englewood was formerly the short version of Map 907
                    Lemon Bay to Boca. Both the long and short version were originated by Al Jones in 2007. Major route
                    changes have been made to both maps. Since they are now completely different routes, the short version
                    has been assigned its own Map Number. Its name has also been slightly changed.
12/15/2020 New Map 958. FOUR ISLANDS TO BOCA GRANDE starts at the Island Sun in Venice, FL.
                    A 79 mile ride starting at the Island Sun on Venice Island, FL. It uses the Venetian Waterway Trail, local
                    neighborhood streets to Manasota Key, a few miles of major highways with bike lanes, passes through the
                    Rotonda to Cape Haze Pioneer Trail, and onto Gasparilla Island by way of the Boca Causeway. The route
                    is out and back. Originated by Sharon Fritts Dec 2020.
12/07/2020 Revised Map 929. PIONEER TRAIL TO ROTONDA starts at Pioneer Trail Park.
                    23/31 mile ride starting at Pioneer Trail Park. Map title typo corrected. Mileage markers added to long
                    ride map. originated by John Shaeffer in 2013.

       Current Spokin' Word     General Information


                     Click here to view current Spokin' Word

Membership Renewals

Dues are due March 31, 2021. If you have not already done so, send in your renewal today. If you are a paid member for 2020, you will not owe any 2021 membership dues.
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
Mike Juhasz
Robert & Melissa Kazar / Johnson
Dave & Corinne Keller / Zellers
Erik & Georgeta Nedelcu & Family
Larry Petrasek
Michael Reed
Priscilla Rice
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
Sally Griffiths
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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