128 Second St. NW, Barberton, OH 44203

Supporting the building of the Towpath Trail and connecting trails in the region

by Ruth Kaser for Cycling Articles

R-D Bike Shop is a sponsor of the water stop in Barberton for the FirstMerit Towpath Century Ride. We will be closed on Saturday, May 16 as we assist on this ride. The ride, now in its 6th year has already sold out, however rider sponsorships are still available and are welcome.

The FirstMerit Towpath Trail Century Ride, May 16 and 17 2015, is a fully-supported 101 mile ride on the historic Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail that celebrates this regional trail and promotes the development of connector trails for the regional trail system. Riders can chose from a 1-day or 2-day ride and can participate as individuals or teams on well-maintained bicycle trails and some on-road sections. The ride starts on the banks of the Cuyahoga River in downtown Cleveland, and travels through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, downtown Akron, Canal Fulton and Bolivar, concluding at the southern end of the trail in New Philadelphia.

Riders are looking to donors to support their ride. For more information regarding the FirstMerit Towpath Century Ride, including the list of riders, links for donations, and volunteer information, please visit the Towpath Century Ride website


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