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Scheduled area rides in August

August 1st, 2017

Stark County Bike Club

Sat Aug 5,9:00 AM,Canal Fulton Park,68 miles,
Mon Aug 7,9:00 AM,Canal Fulton Park,28/46 miles,
Tues Aug 8,8:00 AM,Clinton Trailhead,26 miles,
Thur Aug 10,6:00 PM,Lake Avenue Trailhead,20 miles.

Spin-Off Cyclists

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

Sun Aug 6,10:00 AM,Yours Truly Rockside,8111 Rockside Road, Cleveland, OH (map) miles

The Akron Bicycle Club

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!

Meet Rosie and have fun

August 15th, 2017

The sewer work in Akron has the TowPath trail  rerouted between Memorial Parkway and the Mustill Store Trailhead, just north of downtown. The new route will be in effect for several years.

Rosie, the name of the tunnel boring machine used for the sewer project, will be available for a meet and greet on Saturday, August 19 from 11-2. The free event is sponsored by Akron Waterways Renewed. There will be free food, tours, photo ops, and a time capsule event. The fun will occur at the Mustill Store at 57 W. North Street in Akron.

Read more about the adventures of Rosie at Ohio.com

Scenes from we did the detour

August 15th, 2017

 The see Rosie party is this Saturday, August 19. We will be working at that time and it seemed only fitting we ride the TowPath to check out Rosie and ride the detour.  We set out on Sunday from Spaghetti Warehouse and rode towards Canal Park, Downtown Akron and ultimately the start of the Towpath detour. We have ridden to Canal Park from Barberton several times, however we have not been beyond for a couple of years. There have been some artistic additions to the path and surroundings in Downtown that make it an interesting place for cycling.

We found the signage for the detour as well as the road signs marking the route. Along the detour route we said hello to Rosie. Watch the rail road crossings on Hickory Street. In specific the crossing that is at a 45 degree angle to the road. A bicycle is a highly maneuverable machine, but it stays upright only by being balanced. You have to take extra care at a diagonal railroad crossing as it can push your front wheel to the side and sweep your bike out from under you. When you cannot avoid it, cross it at nearly as possible at a right angle.

Along Hickory Street WATCH

August RD Bike Shop News

August 4th, 2017

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August RD News

Scenes from Barberton Better Block

August 1st, 2017

First the streets were prepared to encourage safe traffic patterns for all vehicles  on the road. 

The theme of Friday night was entertainment, the Smooth & Blue trio entertained our customers inside the shop. Outside there were many activities and entertainment options.

Saturday featured the Bike 2 Barberton Ride, more live music, food and games.

Unwind on Tuesday -check out a free concert

July 31st, 2017

The City of Barberton Summer Concert Series was extended this summer. There are free concerts at Lake Anna on Wednesdays at 11:30 AM, as well as at 7:00 PM on Friday. The concerts began in June, the last Wednesday concert will be August 9th -with the return of the Chardon Polka Band. The Friday concerts will wind up on September 1. Tuesday evening concerts were added this summer- a 6 PM concert rotating through the other city parks.

The concert on Tuesday, August 1 will be held at Edgewood Park. Have you had a chance to check out Edgewood Park, it is a bike ride from R-D Bike Shop. Edgewood Park is one of the City of Barberton’s most widely used parks with approximately 10 acres of green space. The park is located on the West side of the city in a mostly residential area and is also close in location to the city’s new elementary school. This beautiful park boasts a pavilion with picnic tables, restrooms and electric, basketball courts, tennis courts, a playground, and a spray park. The park has two entrances by vehicle and is easily accessible by foot to area residents. There is one larger parking lot with approximately 20 parking spots, and another smaller lot with 10 parking spots.

The performer this Tuesday will be Steve Jochum.

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