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Scheduled area rides in late June & early July

June 26th, 2017

Stark County Bike Club

Tues Jun 27,5:30 PM,Lake Avenue Trailhead,16/23 niles,
Thur Jun 29,8:00 AM,Loyal Oak Park,31 miles,
Thur Jul 6,8:00 AM,Loyal Oak Park,35 miles,
Thur Jul 6,9:00 AM,Canal Fulton Park,42 miles.

Spin-Off Cyclists

R-D Bike Shop is a sponsoring shop for this club. Member benefits include fellowship and bike shop discounts.

Thurs Jun 29,9:30 AM,Wilbeth Road Trailhead, out and back-20 miles
Sun Jul 2, 9:30 AM, Holmes County Trail: Fredericksburg to Millersburg/Killbuc­k – 19.4/31.6 miles
Mon Jul 3,9:30 AM,Bike & Hike Rt 303 Trailhead, out and back, 16 miles 
Thurs Jul 6,9:30 AM,Botzum Lot – Cuyahoga Valley National Park, out and back, 22 miles

The Akron Bicycle Club

The Absolutely Beautiful Country Ride, Sun July 9. Several ride lengths starting at 25 miles. 

The Akron Bicycle Club offers fast or slow, social rides, and longer faster group rides on various days of the week. Check their ride calendar for times and ride information

 Ohio Bicycling Federation Calendar of Events

 The 2017 calendar of events contains pages and pages of potential fun to be had with rides of all lengths, locations and terrains starting in March and running through December.  The Ohio Bicycle Federation is dedicated to improving Ohio bicycling through legislation, education, and shared ideas. You can view a PDF version of their 2017 Calendar of Events by selecting this link.

Akron Bike Party

 Dates are always the third Friday of the month, and ride length is about 10 miles.  Meet outside the bike kitchen @ Lock 3 Akron, Ohio @ 7:00 pm. Ride begins @ 7:30. Monkey Lights would be a great addition to your bike for this ride! 

 

 

Guest Stories: please share your thoughts about your bicycle

February 28th, 2013

Have you purchased a new bicycle from our shop, or maybe we have repaired a beloved bicycle?

How are you using your bicycle? Have you replaced some car trips with your bicycle? We would like to receive your news, your stories, and you can tell us via the “Guest Stories Page”. Click the link and follow the directions!

The Lake Anna Summer Concert Series resumes

June 26th, 2017

Lake Anna Visitor Center

The popular Chardon Polka Band will help start the Friday Concerts at Lake Anna. The first concert will be this Friday, June 30 at 7:00 PM.

The following Wednesday, July 5, head on over to the lake and listen to American Band at 11:30 AM.

Lake Anna is a great bicycle ride destination!

Fun at the Open Streets Event in Akron

June 25th, 2017

We had a great time at the event and appreciate the hard work by everyone involved to make the event a success. We accessed the TowPath Trail at the Robinson Avenue Connector with our first stop at the Wilbeth Rd Trailhead. From there it was Wilbeth Road and Firestone Blvd, along the way  we greeted the friendly people at  the Bridgestone table and saw the home of the Akron Racers-Firestone Stadium. We saw the sights on Aster Avenue and then it was back to the Towpath and on to Summit Lake -we enjoyed seeing the community area, and got our Summer Biking Spree form signed at the Summit Metro Parks table. Our last segment was Kenmore we rode down Kenmore Blvd and checked out the Rialto Theatre! and the Community Center.

The pictures below are of the Summit Lake Community area and furniture built by the Youth Corps.

 

 

Barberton Better Block is at the end of next month!

June 24th, 2017
Barberton Better Block: Friday July 28 through Saturday, July 29

Barberton Better Block: Friday July 28 through Saturday, July 29

What would you say to a weekend that offers some the following activities from the Barberton Better Block partners in programming:
Akron Children’s Hospital – Free helmets
Countryside Conservatory – Farmers Market Programing
Cuyahoga Valley National Park – Barberton Quest Passports
Bike 2 Barberton Day – Bike Ride
Barberton Merchants Association – 4th Friday
Lake Anna Concert Series – Concert at Lake Anna on Friday
How We Roll – Bike Rides throughout event
Fitness Classes:
Boot Camp Class
Kids Fit Class
Zumba
Other Programing:
Art Classes/Public Art
Musicians (strolling and at stage)

Below is the Barberton Better Block Event Timeline. Both event days include clean up and storage. You can be part of the fun of the event as help will be needed before, during and after the event. The event sign up is located at the Barberton Better Block website :Volunteer sign up

• Friday, July 28
10 am – 2 pm Better Block Set Up 2nd Street
4:30 pm – 5 pm Ribbon Cutting
5 pm – 10 pm Barberton Better Block 2nd Street 
5 – 10 pm Pop-up Vendors Market 
8:30 pm – 10 pm Movie on side of building 
10 pm – 11 pm Clean-up/storage

• Saturday, July 29
9 am – 11 am Bike 2 Barberton Day YMCA Parking Lot
10 am – 11 am Set up
11 am – 3 pm Barberton Better Block 2nd Street
11 am – 3 pm Farmer’s Market
11 am – 3 pm 2nd Street Café (Kave)
3- 5 pm Clean-up

The Summer Biking Spree has begun

June 17th, 2017

The Summit Metro Parks popular Biking Spree began on June 1 and will continue through the end of August. Sign up to participate, ride 5 of the trails listed on the form, submit the completed form and you will receive a license plate for your bicycle (first time participants) and a reflective sticker (all participants).

You can register online. Upon registering you can download the participation form, forms are also available at Acme Fresh Market Stores.

The trails include: The Bike & Hike, Freedom and the TowPath Trail. In addition there is a bikers choice. You can ride another section of one of the Summit Metro Parks multisurface trails.

7 weeks remain until Barberton Better Block can you help?

June 17th, 2017

A fun event is coming at the end of July! During the week ending on Saturday, July 29 you have an opportunity to help reactivate Second Street. Barberton Better Block will revitalize storefronts, encourage interested business owners to open a store on Second Street, and create a safe place for families to have fun. During Better Block, Second Street will be transformed into a walkable, bikeable, and vibrant neighborhood. Community-built installations will include outdoor seating, temporary plazas, food trucks, kids’ play areas, live entertainment and improved bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.  

Are you willing to be an essential part of this great and meaningful grass roots community project? After all, we wouldn’t want you to miss out on being part of this unique opportunity to be involved in the betterment of the City of Barberton. There are several opportunities to help before, during and after the event. 

The link below is to a volunteer sign up set up on Sign up Genius . You simply select the activity you are interested in and scroll down the page to select “submit and sign up”

Barberton Better Block: Friday July 28 through Saturday, July 29

Barberton Better Block: Friday July 28 through Saturday, July 29

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