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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Counting down to spring and looking forward to riding

January 28th, 2017

Most pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training on February 13- just 18 days away. The Groundhog will see his shadow- or not in just 5 days. Today’s forecast calls for a balmy 33 degrees, with partly cloudy and 26 degrees on February 2nd. Ruth’s picture with O.C. Barber was taken in February of last year, and […]

HB154 goes into effect on March 19 and other area bicycle news

January 20th, 2017

The Ohio Bicycle Federation shared GroundWork, Issue 12 on their Facebook page GroundWork -from the Ohio Department of Transportation shares Active Transportation News around Ohio. The linked issue lists  some the top 16 accomplishments in 2016.

Summit & Stark Trail updates

January 20th, 2017

The heavy rains on January 12th closed several trails due to flooding. Stark Parks reports the Middle Branch Trail, south of Martindale Ave., remains closed after heavy flooding in that area. However, all other trails have been reopened with temporary repairs made. More permanent repairs will continue to be made throughout the next few weeks […]

Scheduled area outdoor activities in January

January 19th, 2017

Once fall and winter arrive many area bicycle clubs switch to hiking,  or cross country skiing. The Stark Club is still cycling. If there is a warm day there may be an impromptu ride so check each clubs schedule and website. 2017 was a great, and interesting riding year, with record warm temperatures continuing into […]

Barberton bicycle sharing!

January 13th, 2017

This past summer you may have seen the flag outside at Howe House and the red bikes at the bike rack. Bike sharing began last summer at the Richard Howe House in downtown Akron, the home office of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition. The bicycle share was offered as a pilot project in partnership with […]

Area flooding from January 12th rains closes Towpath Trail Sections

January 13th, 2017

In Barberton a flood watch was in effect until 10 pm on Thursday due to high water. High water was a concern for our neighbors farther down the Towpath Trail in the Massillon area. The Akron Canton Airport recorded 2.02 inches of rainfall from midnight Thursday to 3 pm with the heaviest rain between 7 am and […]

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