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Scheduled area rides in February

February 14th, 2017

Stark County Bike Club

Sun Feb 19,12:30 PM,Canal Fulton Park,30 miles,
Thur Feb 23,11:00 AM,Clinton Trailhead,21 miles
Tues Feb 28,11:00 AM,Clinton Trailhead,23 miles,
Tues Feb 28,5:00 PM,Lake Avenue Trailhead, length to be determined.

Spin-Off Cyclists

R-D Bike Shop is a sponsoring shop for this club. Member benefits include fellowship and bike shop discounts. The Spin-Off Cyclists riding season runs from spring through the end of October. 

The Akron Bicycle Club

The Akron Bicycle Club has ended their riding season of weekly ride options.  They typically offer hikes or cross country skiing or last minute rides when weather permits.  Their riding schedule will resume in spring.

 Ohio Bicycling Federation Calendar of Events

 2016 is drawing to a close. We will receive hard copies of the 2017 calendar of events.  It is 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 will be able to view the 2017 submitted tours on the Ohio Bicycle Federation site at the end of February or the beginning of March.

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!

We will be closed February 18 through February 25 so bring your repairs in sooner rather than later

February 14th, 2017

We will be closed February 18 through February 25th and that will put a little dent in your available time to take advantage of the 20% discount off of labor in effect until the end of February. 

Don working on your wheel

Don working on your wheel

In other spring news the Cleveland Indians pitchers and catchers reported for training on Sunday, February 12 and the full squad reported on February 16! 

Bikes on Amtrak. Do you have a question for Amtrak?

February 14th, 2017

An Action Alert from the League of American Bicyclists: Amtrak will hold an open house at the National Bike Summit, where Summit registrants can check out train cars with different types of bike accommodations (bring your bike!) and ask questions of Amtrak staff about bike access, specific routes and stations, and how to bring your bike on an Amtrak train.

If you will be at the Summit you can register here to attend the open House (and get a Amtrak Loves Bikes T-shirt) –

If you aren’t coming to the Summit you can submit your questions for Amtrak here- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5TP3ZWT

Amtrak will give written answers to all questions and the League of American Bicyclists will publish answers on our blog. (for those asking questions, we can also send answers directly to your email if you provide it in the survey)

So ask your questions!! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5TP3ZWT

League of American Bicyclists Action Alert

Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail extended

February 7th, 2017

From the TowPath Times, the newsletter of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition.

On January 12th, Tuscarawas County Commissioners finalized a license agreement with the Kimble Company and Family for a 4-mile pathway along the Tuscarawas County River to extend the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail from Zoarville to the State Route 416 Bridge.

Dan Rice, president and CEO of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition shares, execution of the license agreement enables the Tuscarawas County Commissioners, Tuscarawas County Park Department, Kimble Company and Family and the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition to begin the planning process for the development of this 4-miles section of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, which we hope to open in 2018 or 2019! (exclamation point by R-D Bike Shop)

Under clear skies in Marion Ohio Buckeye Chuck agreed with Phil

February 2nd, 2017

Both groundhogs saw their shadows this morning and thus six more weeks of winter are predicted. However there was not complete agreement among the prognosticators, today’s report on NPR indicates that Staten Island Chuck , with an 80% accuracy rate, predicts an early spring. 

To celebrate Ohio’s sunny skies, a be it under 26 degree temperatures, we offer fresh popped popcorn….

a groundhog

Happy Groundhog Day! 

Fresh popcorn

Fresh popcorn


February RD News

February 1st, 2017

For your reading pleasure

February RD Bike Shop News


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