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 327 members, and offers the most robust and diversified ride schedule in all of Ohio.
In 2023, Club members logged 202,056 miles over the course of 967 rides.

SCBC June Featured Program

Best Practices for Experienced Cylists

The presentation will be made by Tricia Kovacs with Cycling Savvy.

Cycling Savvy Group Riding course

This course will discuss the rules of the road, both vehicle laws and bicycle-specific laws.

We will learn about techniques to share the road with motor vehicles safely and also how to
ride in a group to avoid bike/bike crashes. We will share some techniques to use traffic
control devices to our advantage. We will also learn about leading rides and choosing routes
using mapping software for route planning.

Tricia Kovacs bio

Tricia grew up in Lakewood, Ohio and started cycling with her older brother at a young age,
ridiing her first century with him in 1969 to Cedar Point Amusement Park. She has been riding
every since, using her bicycle for commuting and recreation. One of her first solo rides was
from Lakewood to Alliance in Stark county to visit a friend.

She is certified to teach both Cycling Savvy and League of American Bicyclist courses.

After retiring from a telecom job in software development, Tricia has been involved in
bicycle advocacy in several organizations: National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices,
advising the FHWA on bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, ODOT and MORPC active transportation
committees, Ohio Bicycle Federation, focusing on traffic legislation, and chair of the Gahanna
Bicycle Advisory Committee, where she developed our Safe Routes to School plan.

She currently works for a non-profit bicycle shop in Columbus, providing low cost used bicycles
to the south side community.

Tuesday, June 4th

Canal Grille      2223 Locust St.      Canal Fulton

7:00 pm

Join us at 6:00pm for a casual dinner with your biking friends.

Insurance Waiver Reminder

All Club members must sign the insurance waiver in order
to participate on SCBC rides.

You may find this form on the SCBC Web page on the left
hand side 5th item down titled Insurance Waiver.
There are 2 insurance waivers, one for adults and one for
a minor. A separate copy for each adult and minor is

If you did not fill out an insurance waiver and sent in with
your 2024 membership form, please do so as soon as
possible. You may also give to any ride leader or mail in
to SCBC, P.O. Box 592 Uniontown, Ohio 44685.

Thank you

Membership Renewals

Stark County Bicycle Club Memberships expire on March 31, 2024.

If you have not already done so, send in your renewal today.

Click Here  to go to the Membership Application tab

          Recent Web Site Updates
05/28/2024 updated the Membership list on the Member Directory Tab.
05/28/2024 Updated year to date mileage statistics on the Mileage Stats tab. Stats are based on Ride with GPS data.
05/24/2024 added June ride schedule on the Ride Schedule - Excel tab.
05/09/2024 added May Exec Meeting Minutes on the Spokin'Word Tab.
05/02/2024 added May Spokin'Word on the Spokin'Word tab. A link is also provided on bottom of this page.
04/25/2024 added May ride schedule on the Ride Schedule - Excel tab.
03/25/2024 Revised Map 208 KNOX SCHOOL LOOP starts at Molly Stark Park.
                    A couple small revisions, requested by Andrew Hodgson.
03/25/2024 New Map 597 FIGURE EIGHT starts at Clinton Trailhead.
                    A new 34 mile route that starts at Clinton Trailhead, rides thru Silver Creek Park, Doylestown and Portage Lakes.
                    Originated by Kevin Mikesell, March 2024. Total ascent 1684' for an average of 50' per mile.

       Current Spokin' Word     General Information


                     Click here to view current Spokin' Word


Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

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 05-28-2024

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

Tim Conley
Joshua & Paige Haley
Patrick Keenan
Steve McGinnis
Tim Robison
Tom & Beth Sinacore
Jodi Taylor

Karen Erdos
Carl Humenik
Eric Johnson
Erik & Georgeta Nedelcu
John & Fran Shaeffer
Dwight Witte

Bill Allen
Lark Dickstein-Rienerth
Bob & Shelley Doerschuk
Dirk Doverspike
Raymund & Dawn Durkee
Robert & Cindy Eicher
Sharon & Alan Fritts & Family
Sally Griffiths
Lindsay & Tim Hart
Ken Knabe
David McKinley
Kevin & Theresa Mikesell
Larry Petrasek
Chris Redmond
Michael Reed
Scott Rini
Sandy & Ed Robitz
James Ruberti
Denny Simon
Elaine & John Snively
Robert & Janice Spalding
Stephen & Carol Spring
Bruce Treiber
Bob & Valerie Valentine
Benjamin Young

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