June 2018



Hi Folks,


We have a full schedule of rides for June.  A couple of our longer rides have pick-up starts for those interested in a shorter distance. We also have a new 8 a.m. ride on Sunday, June 10th.  Randy is leading us to the McKinley Monument and a ride around Canton while the traffic is light.  Thanks to all those who have offered to be ride leaders.  We really appreciate you!


The Marietta River Rendezvous is June 2-3.  We already have some folks making plans for the trip.  Pam Feit is our contact person for this ride if you have any questions. Randy Williams also has some great ideas for a week end ride out of Chillicothe where we could also see the outdoor drama, Tecumseh (sorry, I had Trumpet in the Land in May’s letter).  We would like to do this sometime in July so if you are interested let Randy know what weekend works best for you.  It could be a fun weekend for trail, road and even non-riders.


June 9-10th is the Huntington Towpath Century Ride.  All proceeds benefit the continued development, enhancement and maintenance of the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail and Connector Trails. This year some of our members are volunteering their services.  Jim Postlewaite and Roger Gray will be driving a U-Haul truck taking bicycles from Massillon to the start of the ride at Steelyard Commons in Cleveland.  Gabriel Riggle, one of our own FOS members (and Roger’s grandnephew) is the Development and Event Coordinator for the Canalway Coalition. The Towpath Trail is a treasure in our own backyard.  Thanks to all who work so hard for it!


Our next ride planning meeting is June 12th at Dillon’s Pub.  If you are unable to make the meeting but have a ride you would like to lead, please let Randy or me know and we will be sure to get it on the calendar for July.  New rides and ride leaders are always welcome and if you need help we have the pros to give you assistance. 


I still have some 2018 Ohio Bicycle Calendars.  If you’d like one just let me know. 


Hope to see you soon either on the road or the trail!


Warm regards,