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Old 02-19-12, 10:00 AM   #1
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Northeast Ohio clubs, group-rides, trails and other info needed.

Hi,

I’ll be spending about 75% of my time based in Twinsburg Ohio in 2012. It’s a great area for cycling and I plan on having a road bike for on-road use and a Cyclocross/touring bike for the tow path and gravel road use.

I'm a non-racing group-ride participant looking for a 17-19 mph average-pace group. I’d like to know more about local riding, including any recreational groups & clubs in the Hudson, Peninsula and Solon area. I’m planning on staying east of I77.

Also, are there any maps of bike-friendly roads outside of the National Park?

Any recommended trails, besides the tow path?
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Old 02-21-12, 10:06 AM   #2
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I live about 25 miles north of Twinsburgh, a good place to visit would be Century Cycles on the Towpath @ RT 303. They would be able to answer your questions. http://centurycycles.com/about/peninsula-pg288.htm

The towpath can get a bit crowded on weekends but there are plenty of opportunities to road ride near the towpath.

There is also The Cleveland Touring Club http://www.clevelandtouringclub.org/ I am doing the Sunday in June ride.

There is a lot going on in Cleveland but that's prob not convenient.
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Here is a good source of maps: http://www.noaca.org/bikemaps.html Most LBS's will have them for sale in the store.

Some other clubs include:

The Akron Bike Club (ABC) has Thursday evening rides that begin at the Deep Lock Quarry near Pennsula. There is an A and B ride out of the parking lot. I've done the A ride many times but not the B ride. http://akronbike.org/

The Medina Bike Club has Tuesday evening rides. The attendance last year was not as good as in past years. At one time the ride had A, B and C rides. They do have some event rides that are well recieved. http://www.medinabikeclub.org/

The Lake Erie Wheelers has a Wednesday evening ride that lists itself as an A ride but is really a B ride. They have riders who constantly need picked back up. The faster riders will ride ahead then wait for the regrouping. The ride meets behind the Berea Police Department and will ride year round if it is dry. http://www.lakeeriewheelers.org/

Some of the long time LEW guys also do the Long Distance Ride Training. They do long rides out of Berea every Saturday. I have done some of their rides and will say they are good people and good riders. You don't need to be a racer to ride with the group. http://titaniumeric.wordpress.com/
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I live about 25 miles north of Twinsburgh, a good place to visit would be Century Cycles on the Towpath @ RT 303. They would be able to answer your questions. http://centurycycles.com/about/peninsula-pg288.htm

The towpath can get a bit crowded on weekends but there are plenty of opportunities to road ride near the towpath.

There is also The Cleveland Touring Club http://www.clevelandtouringclub.org/ I am doing the Sunday in June ride.

There is a lot going on in Cleveland but that's prob not convenient.
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Here is a good source of maps: http://www.noaca.org/bikemaps.html Most LBS's will have them for sale in the store.

Some other clubs include:

The Akron Bike Club (ABC) has Thursday evening rides that begin at the Deep Lock Quarry near Pennsula. There is an A and B ride out of the parking lot. I've done the A ride many times but not the B ride. http://akronbike.org/

The Medina Bike Club has Tuesday evening rides. The attendance last year was not as good as in past years. At one time the ride had A, B and C rides. They do have some event rides that are well recieved. http://www.medinabikeclub.org/

The Lake Erie Wheelers has a Wednesday evening ride that lists itself as an A ride but is really a B ride. They have riders who constantly need picked back up. The faster riders will ride ahead then wait for the regrouping. The ride meets behind the Berea Police Department and will ride year round if it is dry. http://www.lakeeriewheelers.org/

Some of the long time LEW guys also do the Long Distance Ride Training. They do long rides out of Berea every Saturday. I have done some of their rides and will say they are good people and good riders. You don't need to be a racer to ride with the group. http://titaniumeric.wordpress.com/
Hello Gentlemen,

Great info! I'll start with the Akron Bike Club. I'll start with the "B" ride, I think the pace and distance is a good fit for me. The maps will help with my solo adventure rides, which I enjoy. I'll branch out and ride with each of the clubs as the season gets started.

I've chatted with the staff at the Solon bike shop and also visited Century Bikes. Great people at both. I've noticed that roadie cyclist and recreational cyclist are equally served in this area. The bike shops have a wider range of bikes than I've seen in Chicago. The area also has a very-high quality of life going for it. I'm sure I'm going to like it here.
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While it hasn't updated for the current year, I found this to be a pretty good resource for events.

http://www.ohiocycling.info/
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I've created a local riding route from my neighborhood near Solon;

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/72637032
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Your route goes right past my house (near bike and hike and rt. 82). That's a pretty good workout, lots of hills.
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