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The Spin Off Cyclists Bicycle Club offers rides on the Towpath Trail and area rail trails. The Spin-offs cycle for exercise, pleasure and making friends with other cyclists. We welcome people of all ages, abilities and speeds who want to cycle with a group. We encourage our members to bring their families and friends on the ride.

Our weekly rides include shorter rides for the casual cyclist, and longer faster rides for the recreational cyclist. We offer a varierty of rides on the weekend, often to rail trails in Northeast Ohio and beyond. These rides are excellent opportunities to explore Ohio and neighboring states from a different point of view.

Cycling is easier than most people imagine. It is an excellent form of exercise that yields some great benefits to your health and wellbeing. Why spend the evening or weekend in front of the TV when you can experience fresh air and nature with a fun group of people? We hope to see you on an upcoming ride!

Our Mission

Encourage a healthy and active lifestyle; and open the world of cycling to riders in Northeast Ohio. We accomplish this through bicycle trail rides that encourage self confidence and develop the riding skills of our members while providing opportunities for fitness, fun and friendship.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Spring Birthdays Ride 2019 (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION)

Spring Birthdays (Change of Location) Hey everyone, turns out that the all-purpose trail in Brecksville Reservation is not a good option for an early spring ride. Tried a trial run this morning and found the hills to be overly challenging for what I would like to be a nice, relaxed spring birthday ride for everyone. So here is Plan B - Meet at Lock 39, Rockside Road, ride north on paved towpath - turn around at Harvard Ave, or if the connector trail is open, we could even make it to Steelyard Commons (just not sure if the connector is done, and don't want us to have to ride on Harvard/Jennings roads if it is not). I think this round trip is a little closer to 10 miles and would end in a nice lunch at Yours Truly - Rockside for anyone who wants to join us. Spring birthdays that I know about are mine, April 27, Bob C. and Rebecca B May. Anyone else a spring baby? Let the riding season begin! Distance: Approximately 10 miles Pace: Slow to Moderate (10-12 mph) Start: Lock 39 (10:30 am) 8000 Rockside Road Lunch: Yours Truly - Rockside (around 12:00) 8111 Rockside Road This is a good chance to get your legs back on a bike - with a slower pace, and no one left behind. And then there is lunch for those interested. Flexibility: For those who would just like to come to lunch, we will be at Yours Truly - Rockside at about noon. Join us for that portion if you can. Weather: This time of year is tricky - could be 75 and sunny, or 45 and rain. If we need to cancel, I will notify everyone ASAP By accepting this Spin-off Cyclists Bicycle Club event’s RSVP and attending this event, I acknowledge that I have read and voluntarily agree to the RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT. I further agree that no oral representations, statements or inducement apart from the foregoing written agreement have been made. I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS DOCUMENT AND RELEASE.

Holmes County Trail: Fredericksburg to Millersburg/Killbuck - 19.4/31.6 miles

Holmes County Trail - Fredericksbug Trailhead

Ride Name: A ride with the Amish in Holmes County Trail: 19 - Holmes County Trail – Fredericksburg Trailhead to Millersburg/Killbuck Rating: Intermediate/Advanced Ride Type: Out and Back Distance: 19.4/31.6 miles Today’s ride takes us to Ohio’s Amish Country on one of the most unique rail trails in the USA. The trail is two-lane; one lane for hikers and cyclists and another for Amish buggies. The trail was partially funded as a means for Amish to travel to Millersburg, the county seat, without encountering traffic on busy state highways. The Holmes County Trail traverses farmland and is mostly shaded. We will be joined by a good bit of Amish on this ride; in buggies and carts, walking and riding bikes. One thing that is confusing is that the horse and bike trails switch sides several times. Pay attention to the paved surfaces and remember to look down quite a bit to avoid the road apples! At about the halfway point, we will cycle into Holmesville where we will ride village streets for about ½ mile. The roads are level and maintained in decent shape. We rejoin the trail on the southern end of Holmesville and cycle across more farmland and forests on the way to Millersburgr. You can return to the Fredericksburg trailhead for a total distance of 19.4 miles for the day. If you are up for more cycling, you can continue on to Killbuck for a total distance of 31.6 miles for the day. We will eat lunch at Millersburg Brewing's Bags Sports Bar in Downtown Millersburg at 88 Jackson Street before heading back to Fredericksburg. The trail between Millersburg and Killbuck is quite shady after the first mile as you pass behind Wal-Mart and the shopping district on U.S. Route 62. This portion of the trail is very level and a single asphalt paved lane. There is not a dedicated lane for horses or buggies. Out and back rides are designed with the intermediate and advanced cyclist in mind. These rides cycle out of a trailhead to a set destination, typically 8-10 miles away. After a break, the riders cycle back to the departure trailhead. This ride travels at 10-12 mph. The ride is rated for leisure cyclists who enjoy cycling 10-12 mph on flat trails with an occasional hill or elevation gain. The trail surface is mixed with areas of both asphalt and packed limestone. It is relatively flat with some moderate elevation changes. The ride should be a comfortable ride for the intermediate cyclist. This ride is on the calendar of the Spin-off Cyclists . We encourage you to join us on this and other rides. We are a group of cyclists of all ages and abilities who cycle the trails of Northeast Ohio and surrounding areas for fun, health and friendship. By accepting this Spin-off Cyclists Bicycle Club event’s RSVP and attending this event, I have read and voluntarily agree to the RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT. I further agree that no oral representations, statements or inducement apart from the foregoing written agreement have been made. I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS DOCUMENT AND RELEASE.

Towpath Morning Ride - 18 miles

Botzum Trailhead

Trail: Towpath (crushed limestone) Rating: Beginner Ride type: Out and back Distance: 18 miles round trip From the trailhead we head north. Our turn around point is the Boston Store trailhead. Our rides in May are shorter and build up to longer rides by June. By accepting this Spin-off Cyclists Bicycle Club event’s RSVP and attending this event, I have read and voluntarily agree to the RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT. I further agree that no oral representations, statements or inducement apart from the foregoing written agreement have been made. I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS DOCUMENT AND RELEASE.

Bike & Hike Morning Ride - 15 miles

Lions Park Drive

Trail: Bike and Freedom Trail & Portage Hike. (paved) Rating: Beginner Ride type: Out and back Distance: 15 miles We will ride on the Freedom Trail and connect to the southern leg of the Portage Bike and Hike at the Middlebury trailhead. The Portage Bike and Hike and the Freedom Trail are paved and fairly flat. Our rides in May are shorter and build up to longer rides by June. By accepting this Spin-off Cyclists Bicycle Club event’s RSVP and attending this event, I have read and voluntarily agree to the RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT. I further agree that no oral representations, statements or inducement apart from the foregoing written agreement have been made. I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS DOCUMENT AND RELEASE.

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4th Annual Easter Post-Sunrise Ride

Summit County Bike and Hike Rt 82 Trailhead

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