April 2018



Spring Greetings Folks,

   As I look out on six inches of new snow I wonder if Spring really is here. Hopefully, this is the last of it but this is Ohio! We didn’t get in many rides in the month of March but we have a full schedule of rides for April and high hopes for decent riding weather. Remember, if you have doubts about the ride being cancelled due to weather please contact the ride leader.

   I would like to thank Jim Postlewaite and Roger Gray for volunteering their services for the Towpath Century on June 9th. If any others are interested in helping out there is still time to let me know. This fund raising event benefits the continued development and maintenance of the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail. A new fund raiser for the towpath is on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. It is the Towpath 50, “Spin-a-day on the Canalway”. This ride requires only a minimum of $50 in pledges. The ride includes SAG support, healthy water stops and an after party with food, drinks and live entertainment. The ride starts and ends at Lock 3. Consider this possibly for our Saturday ride?

   Please be thinking about any bike trips the club might take this summer. A couple ideas already out there are weekend rides in Marietta and Chillicothe. Maybe we can make some plans at our next ride planning meeting. That meeting will be after the ride on Tuesday, April 17th at the home of Jim and Erika Postlewaite. We will all chip in and order out for pizza.

   Three members of FOS are distinguished members of the Canton Symphony Chorus. Annette, Roger and Doug will be performing with the choir and orchestra on Saturday, April 21st at Umstadt Hall (McKinley High School). Roger Gray has agreed to be the contact person for this event. He can even tell us how to get reduced price tickets so you may text or give him a call at 330-309-6514. Hopefully, we can get a group together for a nice evening supporting our musically talented members.


   Our last scheduled Tuesday night dinner is 6 p.m. March 27th at Olive Garden, 4810 Dressler Rd. NW, Canton. Please RSVP to MaryAnn if you plan on attending. Hope to see you there. Remind me, I will have the 2018 Bicycle Calendars!


   Also, be sure to check out our Facebook page, Folks on Spokes-Stark.  Keep up with all the FOS happenings.

   Dues for 2018 are now due so please remember to send your check and a SIGNED membership application to our treasurer, Pam Feit, 521 Grosvenor Ave. NW, Massillon, Ohio 44647.  We need a current application and signature for each member for insurance purposes.  The membership application can be found on our website, (go to downloads).


Warm regards,