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Scheduled area outdoor activities in November

October 29th, 2017

Once fall and winter arrive many area bicycle clubs switch to hiking,  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. It has been a great, and interesting riding year. There was minimal snow over the winter -those who enjoyed snow shoeing and lived in the Barberton/Norton area got to travel to enjoy their sport. We enjoyed a never ending summer with record warm temperatures continuing into late October.

Stark County Bike Club

Sun Nov 5, 2:00 PM, Lake Avenue Trailhead,16/27 miles
Mon Nov 6,11:00 AM,Canal Fulton Park,42 miles
Thur Nov 9,11:00 AM,Clinton Trailhead,25 miles
Sun Nov 12,1:00 PM,Canal Fulton Park,32 miles

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 generally ride on the Tow Path Trail and area multi-purpose trails. They will be participating in the Cranksgiving 

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!

Celebrate November with savings

November 10th, 2017

November is the month fall slides into winter, winter clothes including winter cycling and sports are brought out to be used. If there is a day with moderate temperatures, and sun thoughts turn to cycling. Be sure to use head lights and tail lights when you ride this season. 

For the month of November we are offering a 20% discount on any accessories such as lights, computers, racks, bags, bells purchased with a new bicycle!


We will close early Sat. Nov 11, Mon Nov 13, Tues Nov 14

November 10th, 2017

The first snow flakes of November are falling and the Barberton Bike Share bikes are being brought in for storage and maintenance. They will winter with us as we get them ready for next riding season. Look for them to be back out around May of next year. It was a successful season, our lending locations of the Lake Anna YMCA , Barberton Public Library and Stark State all reported signing out bikes. Some borrowers became regulars, others were single use or out of town.

Our hours for November 11, 13 and 14 will be as follows:

  • Saturday, November 11 we will be open from 10 am to 3 pm,
  • Monday, November 13 we will be open from 10 am to 3 pm,
  • Tuesday, November 14 we will be open from 10 am to 5 pm

Current Close Outs, Used Bikes!

November 9th, 2017

Below is a list of some of the prior model year bikes we have marked down and some used bikes. 

Used Club Fuji $400 (comes with accessories)

Used Nashbar Toure Alpha 5000 (comes with accessories) $250

Used Giant Boulder 520 $100

Louis Garneau Escape shoes,women’s, was $99.99, now $64.99

2014 Sun Brikell Tandem, originally $699, now $649

2015 SE Hoodrich,was $399, now $359 

Used Fuji Royale $125

Demo bike- KHS TC100 $295

Demo bike- KHS Urban XCape (large frame) w/ disc brakes


Enjoying the warm fall weather? Time to take a fall photo

November 4th, 2017

Off and on rains will continue over the next 10 days-with a day of sun followed by a day or so of clouds and rain. The fall show of color is still out, so until all the leaves drop take a ride to a Summit Metro Park. Hike or take a ride along the road running through it a park!  Through November 23, amateur photographers may submit two entries for the 18th Amateur Photography Exhibit, on display in the Nature Realm visitors center January through May 2018. Only two printed photographs will be accepted, and all images must be taken in areas managed by Summit Metro Parks.

With each entry, please include your name, address, phone number, email, the location where the image was taken and a title for the image. Entries should not be matted or framed, and should be one of the following sizes: 5″x7″, 8″x10″ or 11″x14″. All originals may be picked up at the Nature Realm after the exhibit. You may drop off entries during the visitors center’s regular hours, c/o Naturalist Elizabeth Kresse, 1828 Smith Rd., Akron, OH 44313. 

For more information, contact Summit Metro Parks.

October in Summit Metro Parks

You can still add your opinion in the City of Barberton Survey, and it includes bicycling questions

November 2nd, 2017

The City of Barberton has partnered with Kent State University at Stark to conduct a brief community survey. They request you please complete the survey as your feedback is important guidance for the future of Barberton. Your responses are confidential and can only be accessed by Kent State University research professionals. The overall results of the survey will be shared with the city in summary only. 

Note: there are several bicycling related questions in the survey………….



Fall into color-the sand sculpture

November RD News

November 1st, 2017

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November RD Bike Shop News

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