Stark County Bicycle Club
"Bicyclists fare best when they act and are treated as drivers of vehicles."
County Bicycle Club (the "SCBC"), located in Canton, Ohio, was formed
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.
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.
John Shaeffer - President Stark County Bicycle Club
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.
| Recent Web Site Updates
09/28/2020 updated the Membership list on the Member Directory Tab.
09/24/2020 Updated year to date mileage statistics on the Mileage Stats tab.
09/23/2020 Revised Map 491. NONSTOP TO NOWHERE starts at Quail Hollow Park.
35 mile ride starting at Quail Hollow Park. Cue change at 21.9
09/23/2020 Revised Map 464. STRANDED BOAT RIDE starts at Quail Hollow Park.
Cue change and map correction at Mile 9.5. Park name updated. Elevation profile added. Thanks to Karla Bedard
for pointing out the cue change.
09/08/2020 Revised Map 512. DIBBLE DABBLE starts at Quail Hollow Park.
A 29 mile Quail Hollow Park route originated by John Shaeffer in 2012. Minor cue corrections and clarifications
for the 29 mile RideWithGPS digital map. There are no changes to the 22 mile route or paper maps.
09/08/2020 Revised Map 380. SOUTHWEST TO ORRVILLE starts at Canal Fulton Park.
29 mile ride starting at Canal Fulton. RideWithGPS added. Paper map changed to RideWithGPS format.
This route features a trip down Deerfield Hill at an approximate 17% grade.
09/08/2020 Deleted Map 285. NIMISILA RESERVOIR RIDE which started at Canal Fulton Park.
This 24 mile ride from Canal Fulton Park has been deleted. There are 3 miles on OH-93 at the beginning of
the ride. We have 6 other similar but safer maps to Nimisila Reservoir from Canal Fulton Park and Jackson Park.
09/07/2020 added August Exec Meeting Minutes on the Spokin'Word Tab.
09/07/2020 Revised Map 175. NORTH TO VANDERHOOF starts at Canal Fulton Park.
RideWithGPS added and paper map put into RideWithGPS format with elevation profile and information. Minor cue updates.
09/07/2020 Revised Map 133. CRYSTAL LAKE LOOP starts at Canal Fulton Park.
A 19 mile ride starting in Canal Fulton. RideWithGPS, elevation information, elevation profile, new title
box, history and index boxes added.
09/06/2020 Deleted Map 105. TO ORRVILLE which started at Canal Fulton Park.
We are removing Map 105 from the SCBC Map Library. Map 105 is a 41 mile ride starting in Canal Fulton
which hasn’t been scheduled in 6 years. It is on OH-93 for several miles. We have other maps which are
safer and routed to the same general locations.
09/05/2020 Revised Map 110. HILLY HORROR starts at Canal Fulton Park.
103 mile ride starting at Canal Fulton Park. RideWithGPS added. Paper map changed to RideWithGPS format
with the 1989 map revision included in the packet.
09/04/2020 Revised Map 474. ALMOST CENTURY starts at Al Leno Community Park.
A 91 mile ride originated by Ron Curati in 2009. RideWithGPS, elevation profile, and elevation information added.
09/04/2020 Revised Map 386. COLUMBIANA BRUNCH RIDE starts at Al Leno Community Park.
An 86 mile ride starting at Al Leno Community Park. RideWithGPS replaced MMR. Elevation information and profile added.
09/02/2020 added September Spokin'Word on the Spokin'Word tab. A link is also provided on bottom of this page.
08/29/2020 Revised Map 802. SIPPO VALLEY TRAIL starts at Any Trailhead as Scheduled.
Rev Aug-20. John Snively. Name change from Sippo Valley Trail West From Lincoln Park to Sippo Valley Trail.
Starting location Changed from Lincoln Park to Any Trailhead as Scheduled. Distance changed from 19 to As Scheduled.
08/29/2020 Revised Map 101. NORTHWEST TO ROCKY RIVER starts at Boston Store in CVNP.
A 72 mile ride starting at Boston Store in CVNP originated by Mal Johnson in 2003. RideWithGPS replaced MMR.
Elevation profile added. Cue updated.
08/25/2020 Added September ride schedule on the Ride Schedule tab.
08/24/2020 added June Exec Meeting Minutes on the Spokin'Word Tab.
08/24/2020 Revised Map 407. MAGADORE RESERVOIR LOOP starts at Lake Community Park.
A 25 mile ride starting from Lake Com Park. RideWithGPS link updated.
08/23/2020 updated the SCBC Map List on the Ride Maps Tab.
08/23/2020 Revised Map 145. THE QUEEN’S WORKOUT starts at Southgate Plaza.
A 34 mile ride starting at Southgate Plaza. Originated by Sandy Scherer and Linda Zaleski in 1992. I have
moved this map from my personal RideWithGPS account into the Club RideWithGPS account. The RideWithGPS url
on the old map will no longer work.
08/22/2020 New Map 956. THREE LAKES RIDE starts at Mill Creek Day Use Park, Berlin Center, OH.
A new map starting on the east side of Berlin Lake originated by Fred Payne in May 2020 for the OSW
bike club of Youngstown and entered into the SCBC map library for a joint club ride scheduled by
Al Jones for September 17. There are a few miles of crushed limestone on the Mahoning Valley Trail,
otherwise paved roads, flat to rolling, and scenic.
08/20/2020 Added SCBC Membership - Birthdays by Month on the Member Directory tab.
| Current Spokin' Word
|| General Information
Click here to view current Spokin' Word
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.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!
Ride Altitude Gain Worksheet
Ernie's Bike Shop discount
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
James(Bill) & Carol Johnson
Robert & Melissa Kazar / Johnson
Dave & Corinne Keller / Zellers
Erik & Georgeta Nedelcu & Family
Mel & Donna Siebert
Jim & Susan Sloan / Madura
Rod & Michelle Yoder
Raymund & Dawn Durkee
John & Fran Shaeffer
Paul & Mindy Borowski
Bob & Shelley Doerschuk
Robert & Cindy Eicher
Bill & Karen Mishler
Sandy & Ed Robitz
Bud & Marjorie Scott
Robert & Janice Spalding
Bob & Valerie Valentine