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.

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.
  • 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

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
08/05/2020 Revised Map 501. BUTTERFLY RIDE starts at Quail Hollow Park.
                    A scenic ride leaving from Quail Hollow Park with optional stops at the Beech Creek Botanical Gardens and
                    Kountry Korners in Maximo was originated by Karla Bedard in 2011. Atwater and Snode have replaced 183 and
                    619 in the Alliance area. RideWithGPS has replaced Map My Ride. Total mileage has changed from 46 to 44.
08/07/2020 Revised Ride Leader's ride sign-up sheet SignUp.pdf on the Ride Maps tab.
08/05/2020 Revised Map 457. PORTAGE COUNTY HIGH ROAD starts at Quail Hollow Park.
                    Starts at Quail Hollow and originated by John Shaeffer in 2008. RideWithGPS, profile, and elevation
                    information added. Park name changed. Description changed from Flat to Rolling to Rolling to Hilly.
08/05/2020 Revised Map 487. LOOP DE LOOP starts at Quail Hollow Park.
                    RideWithGPS replaced MMR. Elevation info and profile added. Park name changed. Rest stops added.
08/02/2020 Revised Map 147. NEW-NEW-NEW LOOP starts at Grounded Coffee Shop.
                    Starts at Grounded Coffee in New Philadelphia.. RideWithGPS link, elevation profile, elev. info, History,
                    index boxes, title box and route outline added. Cues updated and enlarged. Food stop added. Total miles
                    change from 58 to 60.
08/02/2020 Revised Map 164. UPCHUCK HILL RIDE starts at Fort Laurens.
                    A 1980s 61 mile map originated by Fred Scherer formerly starting at Bolivar School and now at Fort Laurens.
                    The RideWithGPS link on the “paper” map is activated. Elevation profile, elevation information, and
                    index boxes added.
08/01/2020 added August Spokin'Word on the Spokin'Word tab. A link is also provided on bottom of this page.
07/31/2020 New Map 568. HEARTLAND TRAIL LOOP starts at Clinton Trailhead.
                    26 mile ride from Clinton. Mileage markers added to the map.
07/26/2020 Updated year to date mileage statistics on the Mileage Stats tab.
07/25/2020 New Map 570. Dalton to Holmesville starts at Dalton Village Green Park.
                    A 44 mile ride starting at Dalton Village Green Park. Originated by Jim Sloan. Scenic country ride through
                    Amish and Mennonite areas with possible stops in Holmesville and Fredericksburg. Return trip from Holmesville
                    to Fredericksburg is on the Holmes County Trail (paved). Elevation gain 2017 ft at an average gain of 44 ft/mi.
07/25/2020 Revised Map 451. PINE TREE BARN starts at Dalton Village Green Park.
                    45 mile ride starting in Dalton. Route change at the beginning and end due to the Wenger Rd closure at US-30.
                    Elevation profile added.
07/24/2020 Added August ride schedule on the Ride Schedule tab.
07/23/2020 Revised Map 455. BICENTENNIAL LOOPS starts at Grounded Coffee Shop.
                    Bicentennial Loops originated by Al Jones in 2008. 56/86 miles. Starts at Grounded Coffee in New Philadelphia.
                    There is a route change in Uhrichsville due to a road closure. RideWithGPS, elevation information, and
                    profiles have been added. The total mileage increased from 84 to 86.
07/21/2020 updated the Membership list on the Member Directory Tab.
07/13/2020 Revised Map 125. MARLBORO LOOP RIDE starts at Lake Community Park.
                    24 mile ride from Lake Community Park. Route change at the end to avoid Rt 619. Cue font enlarged.
                    Total mileage the same.
07/04/2020 Revised Map 527. HERSHBERGER BAKERY RIDE starts at Dalton Village Green Park.
                    55 miles. South Mill St replaces Wenger at US-30 crossing. Elevation info updated.
07/02/2020 Revised Map 516. DOWN TO HOLMESVILLE starts at Dalton Village Green Park.
                    South Mill St replaces Wenger at US-30 crossing. Elevation info and profile added. Total miles change from 58 to 57

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

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