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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! 


Barberton adds bicycle Fixit Stations

September 15th, 2017

We always like to see you and your bicycle at our shop but sometimes a bicycle repair is needed and we are not available. Now should you get a flat or have something go out of adjustment you can use one of the new Dero Fixit Stations. Two new repair stations have been installed : at the Lake Anna YMCA near the entrance and on the TowPath Trail  by the kiosk at the Robinson Avenue connecting bridge.

The stations include:

  • a stand to suspend your bicycle should you need an emergency repair 
  • a pump
  • philips and flat head screwdrivers
  • 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8mm Allen wrenches
  • 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 32mm box wrenches
  • tire levers (2)

Do you enjoy riding mountain biking?

September 12th, 2017

Summit Metro Parks wants you to get out and ride! They are holding an Open House:

Mountain Bike Area Open House Saturday, September 16, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Hampton Hills Metro Park 2092 Theiss Rd., Akron

You are invited to join Summit Metro Parks to enjoy what’s new at the Hampton Hills Mountain Bike Area, whether you own a bike or not! There will be local cycling shops on site with free adult loaner bikes! In case of inclement weather, the event will be held Saturday, September 30. 

To read more about mountain biking in Summit Metro Parks visit their website.

A cute video from Bell with Summit Metro Parks

September 12th, 2017

The great Ohio fall weather is beginning and the multi- use trails such as the TowPath Trail and the Bike & Hike Trail are filled with cyclists, hikers, joggers and walkers.  I found a cute and educational video on the Summit Metro Parks YouTube channel


Light up your night

September 11th, 2017

As season begins the trek from late summer to early fall it is even more important to light up your outline. Whether it is your self, your bicycle, your jogging stroller, walker or scooter we are entering the season of morning and evening sun glare. The Orbs from Cateye come in white for front and red for rear. They are easily attached to a handlebar or a strap and work well in conjunction with the Orbit. 

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