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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.

Contact Us

info@spinoffcyclists.com

Upcoming events (5+)

Canceled Greene Trails Cycling Classic (PARTNER) - Please Read

Greene County Fairgrounds

Sadly another great event has been canceled. Im not 100% sure why they had to cancel, but the event is not taking place this year ☹️ You must pay and register with Greene County Parks and Trails at the following link. This ride is only posted as an FYI and courtesy to our members. Please select the group rate when checking out http://www.gcparkstrails.com/209/Greene-Trails-Cycling-Classic (http://www.gcparkstrails.com/event-CyclingClassic.html) ​Cyclists return year after year to renew friendships and make new cycling friends at this annual event. This one-of-a-kind cycling event features a home base where all daily rides originate. Choose to camp or stay in one of the local bed-and breakfast or hotel establishments. This family-oriented biking event utilizes the nationally recognized, award-winning rail-to-trail system and their adjacent communities. A different trail is featured each day with all rides beginning at the Fairgrounds Recreation Center in Xenia. Participants can register for one, two, three or all four days. All breakfasts and two dinners are included in the four-day package. ​The Greene Trails Century Ride (100 miles) and Greene Trails Metric Century Ride (62 miles) are annual favorites of cyclists. Greene County is part of the nation's largest network of paved trails with more than 330 miles of paved trails in southwestern Ohio. All trails are out and back Greene Trails Cycling Classic Brochure (PDF) (http://www.gcparkstrails.com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/147) Mail-in Registration Form (http://www.gcparkstrails.com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/958) NEW! Greene County Parks and Trails now has on-line registration. • Click on the [Register Now] button on the right side of the screen. • You can select the group rate to enjoy the Spin-offs discount. • Discounts are found on the registration screen ($140 for 4 days v. $150 normal registration). • Make sure you enter "Spinoff Cyclists" in the "Organization/Group Name" during the registration process. Note: Partner rides are not Spin-off Cyclists organized and led rides. These rides appear on our calendar for our members' convenience. You may need to register and pay a registration fee for these rides. You must follow the provided link or instructions in the meet-up details to RSVP to the partner organization. Spin-off Cyclists assumes no responsibility for your participation in this event. 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- 22 miles

Cleveland Clinic Akron General Health & Wellness Center, Stow

Trailhead: Akron General Health & Wellness Center, 4300 Allen Rd., Stow. Get off Route 8 at Steels Corner Road. Make a left to Allen Road at the stop light then a right into the parking lot. Park in back near the trail. Trail: Bike & Hike. (paved) Rating: Intermediate. Ride type: Out and back. Distance: 22 miles. We head north on the Bike & Hike and turn around at SR 82. 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. ________________________________________

Slow Roll Week 11: MetroHealth in July (Hosted by Slow Roll Cleveland)

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/339285806999972/ Description: We'll hope for nothing but sunny skies next week at the second of our three rides with The MetroHealth System this summer. Meet us at 6:30 PM in the green quad area across the street from the main MetroHealth entrance at 2500 MetroHealth Drive (the big round towers), for a ride beginning at 7 PM. Two One Fix Bicycle will be back on the scene next Monday to help you with last minute tweaks on your bike. A big hand for Upcyles, formerly Affordable Bikes Re-Cyclery, for coming last night and helping with last minute adjustments. It's always better to have major issues checked out in advance, of course; either of these fine folks can help you in this area, as well as our main shop partners at Beat Cycles in Lakewood. A good rule of thumbs is: if you haven't ridden your bike all year, don't just assume it's ready to roll because it looks ok. Have a pro check it out. Free parking will once again be available for this event at the MetroHealth lot on Sackett Ave off of W. 25th. Unload your bike and then roll up to the quad a block further down the road. Time: Meetup at 6:30 Ride starts off at 7:00 Distance: 8-10 Miles Pace: Slow to Moderate Information about Slow Roll Cleveland Video with one of Slow Roll Cleveland main organizers, Frank Jones, Cleveland Flats ride, summer 2018 - http://www.cleweekend.com/slow-roll-cleveland-explores-the-public-and-hidden-paths-of-the-city/ Another Video showing Slow Roll Cleveland ride - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn178IfmY-M Information about Slow Roll Cleveland - https://www.downtowncleveland.com/events/slow-roll-cleveland Slow Roll Cleveland is a separate entity from any of the other partner or hosted rides we might add here in Spin Offs. They are a well organized group of non-competitive social riders throughout Cleveland, family friendly, and rides are free. Please join in when you can. I can vouch it is a lot of fun! Happy Monday!! LeAnn Please note that this is not a Spin Off ride - we post it here for information purposes. 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.

Warehouse Wednesday: Towpath @ Spaghetti Whse - 18 Miles

Spaghetti Warehouse

Ride Name: 43 – Warehouse Wednesday Trail: Towpath Trail: Spaghetti Warehouse Rating: intermediate Ride Type: Out and Back Distance: Up to 18.0 miles Wednesday evening is Warehouse Wednesday at the Spaghetti Warehouse in Downtown Akron. A spaghetti dinner including the salad. You can add toppings for an additional cost. It’s a bargain and pretty good meal. There are coupons in Sunday Aug 5th paper. Over the years, our members have made cycling the adjoining Towpath Trail with dinner after a tradition. We leave the rear Spaghetti Warehouse parking lot at 6:15 p.m. for a 12-18 mile ride on the Towpath. Ride out 45 mins and then turn around and come back. Our goal is to return to the Spaghetti Warehouse around 8:00 p.m. for dinner. The Snyder Avenue Trailhead is 9 miles south. 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. Tonight’s ride travels at 10 mph and typically takes 1 1/2 hours. The ride is rated for casual cyclists who enjoy cycling 10 mph on mostly flat trails. The trail is packed limestone and relatively flat with minimal elevation changes. The ride should be a comfortable ride for both the beginner and experienced 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.

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Eddy's Night Ride and a Campfire

6089 N Locust St

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