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 295 members, and offers the most robust and diversified ride schedule in all of Ohio.
In 2018, Club members logged 248,732 miles over the course of 1482 rides.

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There will be no SCBC membership meeting in January or February.

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          Recent Web Site Updates
12/05/2019 Revised Map 477. FOX LAKE LOOP starting at Massillon Community Park.
                    27 mile ride starting at Massillon Community Park. A route change at Mile 18 to avoid a section of OH-93.
11/30/2019 added December Spokin'Word on the Spokin'Word tab. A link is also provided on bottom of this page.
11/27/2019 Revised Map 231. TO DOVER starting at Franklin Park, Strasburg.
                    RideWithGPS, elevation info and profile, history, new cue table, and index boxes added. Description changed
                    to hilly. Mileage change from 29 to 30.
11/24/2019 Added December ride schedule on the Ride Schedule tab.
11/24/2019 Added year to date mileage statistics on the Mileage Stats tab.
11/22/2019 Revised Map 161. THE SWISS FESTIVAL RIDE starting at Fort Laurens.
                    A 55 mile ride starting from Fort Laurens originated by Fred Scherer in the 1980s. Route change for a
                    rest stop at Dutch Valley. Same mileage.
11/20/2019 Updated membership list on the Member Directory Tab.
11/19/2019 Revised Map 419. TOP OF TUSCARAWAS COUNTY starting at Tuscarawas Co Job and Family.
                    Tour of Tuscarawas County Stage 3. Ride changed to RideWithGPS format map. Original map included in the
                    map packet. Mileage increased from 73 to 75. Originated by Scott Thor in 2003.
11/16/2019 Revised Map 469. LINCOLN PARK TO DALTON starting at Massillon Lincoln Park.
                    A 17 mile all trail option has been added to this 20 mile ride from Massillon Lincoln Park to Dalton.
                    RideWithGPS, elevation information and elevation profiles have also been added.
11/15/2019 added November Exec and Membership Meeting Minutes on the Spokin'Word Tab.
11/15/2019 Revised Map 418. TOUR DE RIDGES starting at Tuscarawas Co Job and Family.
                    35/75. Stage 2 of Scott Thor’s Tour of Tuscarawas Co. This is a very hilly ride starting at Tuscarawas
                    Co Job and Family in New Philadelphia. It features Tschudy Hill the steepest and longest of 12 difficult
                    climbs on this 35/75 mile ride. To the best of Scott’s knowledge when he cued the ride, this is by far
                    the steepest hill in Tuscarawas County. And, it is a mile in length. The 35 mile “Wimp out” version
                    misses Tschudy, but still, it isn’t exactly a piece of cake. RideWithGPS has been added and the map has
                    been changed to RideWithGPS format. Scott’s original map is included in the 418 packet. Total mileage
                    changed from 74 to 75 miles
11/14/2019 Revised Map 426. NEW FRANKLIN starting at Lake Ave Trailhead.
                    16/26 mile ride starting a Lake Ave Trailhead in Massillon originated in 2006 by Dick Akers. RideWithGPS
                    link added to the map.
11/14/2019 Revised Map 355. BIKE WITH THE BUGGIES starting at Franklin Park, Strasburg.
                    This Amish country ride originated by Debbie Mohler in 1994 has been moved from Garaway HS in Sugarcreek
                    to Franklin Park in Strasburg. A new map, RideWithGPS, elevation info and profile, history, and enlarged
                    cue font has been added. The mileage has increased from 32 to 35.
11/14/2019 Revised map and a new Number - Map 955. BUGGY BELT TOUR starting at Dutch Valley Restaurant just east of Sugarcreek.
                    Map 296 originated by Gene Vernier pre 1991 has been moved from Garaway HS in Sugarcreek to Dutch Valley
                    Restaurant just east of Sugarcreek and renumbered as Map 955 which puts it into our Special Locations ride
                    category. Mileage increased from 35 to 36. New Title and Cue boxes, elevation profile, history, and
                    RideWithGPS added.
11/12/2019 Revised Map 299. HARTVILLE LOOP starting at Alpine Community Park.
                    30 mile ride from Alpine Park. Diamond/Bentler replace State at the end of the ride.
11/12/2019 Revised Map 926. TERRA CEIA LOOPS starting at Starbucks, Bradenton,FL.
                    75/99 mile ride starting at Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton,FL originated by Don Royer in 2013. Food stops have
                    been updated.
11/12/2019 Revised Map 954. FORMER SCBC INVITATIONALS starting location To Be Determined.
                    This bundle contains L.O.S.T., F.O.U.N.D., and The Dam Ride. Peg Abrams who was actively involved in putting
                    on these invitationals explains… “LOST stands for Little Ohio Spring Tour. It was first held in 1980 and
                    started from Dogwood Park in North Canton. I believe the starting location was moved to Tuslaw High School
                    in 1986. The last LOST was held in 1996. FOUND stands for Fall Ohio Ups ‘N Downs. The first one was held in
                    1983 and the last one in 1996. LOST and FOUND took a tremendous amount of work by a small group of dedicated
                    members and in the winter of 1996/1997, it was decided to discontinue LOST and FOUND and focus on just one
                    invitational known as The DAM Ride. The DAM Ride started from Tusky Valley H.S. in 1997 and 1998. After 1998,
                    it because obvious that the financial gain from the invitational did not outweigh the enormous commitment of
                    time and energy and it faded away into the sunset.” Ride Leaders Please Note. These rides can no longer be
                    scheduled from Tuslaw and Tusky Valley High Schools which have been discontinued as Ride Starting Locations.
                    If anyone would like to schedule one of these rides (or resurrect the Invitational), I can cue it from a different
                    starting location.
11/07/2019 Revised Map 410. MENNONITE AUCTION RELIEF RIDE starting at Dalton Village Green Park.
                    A 32 mile pre 1998 ride moved from Tuslaw High School to Dalton Village Green Park. RideWithGPS added and
                    the map put into RideWithGPS format. Scenic, rural and moderately hilly passing through Kidron formerly the
                    location of the relief auction which is now held at the Wayne County Fair Grounds in Wooster OH.
11/07/2019 Revised Map 477. FOX LAKE LOOP starting at Massillon Community Park.
                    27 mile ride starting at Massillon Community Park originated by Dave McKinley in 2009. RideWithGPS,
                    elevation profile and elevation information added.
11/07/2019 Revised Map 199. DALTON TO SHARON METRIC starting at Dalton Village Green Park.
                    The Tuslaw to Sharon Metric originated by Ed Grace in 2003 has been moved to Dalton and renamed Dalton to
                    Sharon Metric. The mileage has changed from 64 to 59 miles. RideWithGPS has been added and the paper map
                    is now in RideWithGPS format.
11/06/2019 Revised Map 283. TO NIMISILA RESERVOIR starting at Jackson Community Park.
                    27 mile ride starting a Jackson Park. Major route change to avoid Fulton, Lafayette-Portage intersection,
                    and OH-93. Mileage remains the same. Elevation gain increased some. Thanks to Al Jones for some route suggestions.

       Current Spokin' Word     General Information


                     Click here to view current Spokin' Word

Venice, Florida 2020

The date is set from Jan 18 to Feb 2 for the SCBC tour of Venice and central Florida. Twenty-seven rooms were reserved and filled so we
are looking forward to a fun filled two weeks of riding in the Florida sunshine. Even though all the rooms are taken at the Island Sun, it
may be possible to get a room at the same rate at the Island Breeze.  Contact Al Jones, (330) 328-1115 if you have any questions.

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

Raymund & Dawn Durkee
James(Bill) & Carol Johnson
Bob & Kelly Nupp
Michael Reed
Cindy Schenck
Jim & Susan Sloan/Madura
Paul Tucci
Dwight Witte

Greg Buchanon
Carl Humenik
Marshall Leininger
James Weinschenk

Paul & Mindy Borowski
Bob & Shelley Doerschuk
Robert Eicher
David Kotte
David McKinley
Bill & Karen Mishler
Dan Nanno
Chris Redmond
Bud & Marjorie Scott
Rob & Janice Spalding
Bruce Treiber
Bob & Valerie Valentine

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