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 Stark County Bicycle Club was saddened by the death of longtime member Dick Akers in May.
Dick's extensive and varied volunteer work with the bike club took place over decades and was much appreciated.

Dick's wife Sue, children Lynn, Richard, and Stephen,and grandchildren Jack and Luke are planning to memorialize
him with a bench at Sippo Lake Park. Sippo was a favorite place for Dick to spend time with his grandsons.

SCBC would like to help with this project. The best way to achieve this is to donate directly to Friends of Stark Parks.
This organization coordinates the placement of Memorial Benches throughout Stark Parks. Later a second bench for Dick
may be placed at Quail Hollow, another of his favorite places. Many of us rode club rides from Quail Hollow with Dick
and also cross country skied there with him.

Here is the link to Friends of Stark Parks to make an online donation. You must mention that your donation is in Memory
of Dick Akers and is for his bench fund.   Click here to make an online donation   If you wish you can fill in the form so it
will e-mail an acknowledgment to Dick's daughter at

Or you may mail a check to Friends of Stark Parks, 5300 Tyner St. NW, Canton, OH 44708. Make checks payable to
Friends of Stark Park and put in the memo that it is for Dick Akers.


EOTT is under new ownership as the Stark County Bicycle Club has taken over the event and organization. We will
use the same start house and scoring. Summit Freewheelers will still provide support and help with the transition.
This series has been successful for many years, with 2020 being the only year without racing. The time trials are
held in Deerfield on an out and back course on Route 14, with the start in front of the township hall. The 12.5 mile
course finishes across from the start house.

The events are on Sunday mornings, and the schedule for 2021 is May 23, June 20, and August 15. Please note that
no time trial is scheduled for July. There is a classification or age group for everyone, regardless of type of bike,
and no racing license is needed. First rider starts at 8 A.M.

New this year is a one-time discount for SCBC members that have never done the EOTT. Enter any of the three
events, one time, for $5. This is an introductory price for first timers. You must register the day of for this option,
registration closes at 7:30 AM. Also, we have a new combined class of two-person team/tandem. As for equipment
for this class, anything goes.

A lot of positive feedback has been given regarding SCBC taking ownership, knowing the reputation of our club. I
hope club members will test their fitness at one of our events. If you would like to volunteer, your help would be
very welcome and requires 3 hours of time with minimum labor. If you would like to help or would like more
information, please contact me via email, text, or call. I am still looking for a few more helpers.

Rich Grella

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

          Recent Web Site Updates
06/21/2021 New Map 573. HOODLETOWN RIDE Starts at Fort Laurens.
                    A new 42 mile ride starting at Fort Laurens. Originated by Tom Kinney and Robyn Stoney-Cordier June 2021
                    The Hoodletown Brewery in Dover was named by its owners for an area north of Dover where they and others
                    would meet to celebrate. We think that area is located near the big mansion on Mt Pleasant Rd. The ride
                    is rolling with a few hills. Some moderate traffic in the Dover-New Philly and Strasburg areas. Optional
                    stops at Breitenbach Wine Cellar and Dutch Valley Restaurant and Bakery.
06/20/2021 updated the Membership list on the Member Directory Tab.
06/19/2021 Revised Map 566. AMISH GATEWAY Starts at Canal Fulton Park.
                    54 mile ride starting in Canal Fulton originated by Paul Tucci. A route change to avoid OH-94.
06/15/2021 Revised Map 180. STATUE OF LIBERTY Starts at Grounded Coffee Shop.
                    A 43 mile ride starting at Grounded Coffee Shop in New Philadelphia was originated by Peggy Abrams.
                    RideWithGPS digital map added, paper map changed to RideWithGPS format.
06/12/2021 New Map 572. TO STONECREEK AND BACK BOY SCOUT Starts at Fort Laurens.
                    A new 48 mile map starting at Fort Laurens based on the short version of Peg Abram’s 1980s Newcomerstown 70
                    but using Reeds Run and Boy Scout Rd instead of 800 on the way back. Originated by Mark Coventry.
06/11/2021 Revised Map 190. L.O.S.T. ROUTE / ATWOOD LOOP Starts at Fort Laurens.
                    RideWithGPS replaced MapMyRide. Elevation profile and elevation information added to this 52 mile ride
                    starting at Fort Laurens. A route in the Little Ohio Spring Tour, an invitational formerly put on by SCBC.
                    Originated in 1980.
06/10/2021 added June Membership Meeting Minutes on the Spokin'Word Tab.
06/01/2021 Revised Map 155. BACKWARDS PIE-IN-THE-SKY Starts at Fort Laurens.
                    A 38 mile ride starting at Fort Laurens. RideWithGPS replaced MMR. Elevation information and profile
                    added. Food stops added. Major route change at Beach City to avoid routes OH-93 and US-62. Total mileage
                    changed from 40 to 38.
06/01/2021 added June Spokin'Word on the Spokin'Word tab. A link is also provided on bottom of this page.
05/31/2021 Revised Map 108. DAVE’S LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE Starts at Fort Laurens.
                    65 mile ride starting at Fort Laurens. RideWithGPS replaced MMR. Elevation profile, and elevation
                    information added.
05/28/2021 Revised Map 254. FARM COUNTRY TOURS Starts at Grounded Coffee Shop.
                    24/47/64 mile ride starting at Grounded Coffee originated by Mark and Brenda Luikart in 2005. RideWithGPS
                    added. Paper map changed to RideWithGPS format with elevation information and profiles. Restaurant
                    information updated. The total mileages changed from 23/47/65 to 24/47/64.
05/28/2021 Revised Map 558. JITTERS FOR THE VERTICALLY CHALLENGED Starts at Dalton Village Green Park.
                    33/61mile ride starting in Dalton. 33 mile option added. The 31 mile option rest stop is at Troyer’s bakery
                    in Apple Creek and it does not use the Fredericksburg to Millersburg trail.
05/26/2021 Updated year to date mileage statistics on the Mileage Stats tab.
05/26/2021 added June Exec Meeting Minutes on the Spokin'Word Tab.
05/24/2021 Revised Map 282. NIMISILA RESERVOIR RIDE Starts at Jackson Park.
                    20 mile ride starting at Jackson Park. Cue added to the RideWithGPS map. Elevation gain updated.

       Current Spokin' Word     General Information


                     Click here to view current Spokin' Word


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 as of 06-20-2021

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

Joe Carpenter
Tim Conley
Mark Covert
Erik & Georgeta Nedelcu & Family
Michael Reed
Priscilla Rice
Jim & Susan Sloan / Madura
Paul Tucci
Rod & Michelle Yoder

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

Bob & Shelley Doerschuk
Robert & Cindy Eicher
Sally Griffiths
Kenneth Knabe
David Kotte
David McKinley
Kevin Mikesell
Bill & Karen Mishler
Larry Petrasek
Chris Redmond
Sandy & Ed Robitz
Elaine & John Snively
Bruce Treiber
Bob & Valerie Valentine

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