Come Ride with Us!
What is the ABC?
The Akron Bicycle Club is a recreational bicycle touring club located in Akron, Ohio. We encourage others to become interested in bicycling as a fun, healthful, safe sport for both adults and children.
The Club was formed in 1965 as an association of dedicated recreational cyclists who wanted to ride with others for companionship, support, and exercise.
Who are we?
ABC members are employed at many occupations and range in age from young adults to senior citizens. We live primarily in Summit, Medina, and Portage Counties (NE Ohio) with a sprinkling of members from other nearby counties. We have both beginning riders and experienced, seasoned riders. Our rides are primarily on road and trail, with a growing interest in gravel routes.
When and where do we have rides?
We offer a variety of rides ranging from short to long, easy to challenging. All rides and meetings are free and open to the public:
During the primary cycling season of April through September we offer three or four regular weekday and evening rides, and two or three rides every weekend. Weekend rides vary in routes and distances, and generally include a longer ride. We offer more than a hundred different routes on the many rural county roads and bicycle paths in the region, so there is plenty of variety. In winter, a few spirited individuals will continue to ride while the rest of us might hike, ski or exercise indoors.
We live near the CVNP and are fortunate to ride in and around the park.
Please check out our Ride Calendar and come out for a ride. We only ask that you wear an approved bicycle helmet.
What else do we do?
ABC members have organized activities including picnics, cross-country skiing, weekend bicycling trips, and winter hiking. These activities, planned and organized by club members, vary from year to year as the interest of the members change. Members also organize groups to ride in cycling events hosted by other clubs in Ohio and surrounding states.
We also participate in the "Adopt-A-HIghway" program, picking up litter on a portioin of SR 303 west of Peninsula twice a year.
Membership has its advantages, with discounts at participating Local Bike Shops!
"The purpose of the Akron Bicycle Club shall be to promote the general interests of bicycling in all its phases; to encourage and facilitate group rides, meetings, and other activities leading to increased knowledge of the physical and mental benefits of participating in the activity of bicycling. The Club shall promote the use of the bicycle in a safe and law abiding manner and shall strive to defend and protect the rights of the bicyclist under the law. The Club shall also work to insure that all transportation plans of both private and public organizations consider provisions for bicycle riders."
Joining the ABC
JOIN ON LINE
The quickest, most accurate, and easiest way to join the Akron Bicycle Club is to use our secure Join link. All the information you enter will be added to our member database which can only be viewed by you and other club members. Please enter your name, address, telephone number, and email address. As a member you will then be eligible to join our Yahoo Groups site and get the latest club info by email.
After you have filled out the forms, you will be given two payment options—pay by credit card or by check. We encourage you to take the credit card option—you will become a member within minutes. If you take the check option, you will see an invoice with our address which you should print out. Send the invoice with your check to the address on the invoice. Your membership will be activated in two or three weeks.
JOIN BY MAIL
Down load and print the ABC Membership Form.
Make check payable to Akron Bicycle Club and mail with the completed form to:
Akron Bicycle Club
P.O. Box 2268
Stow OH 44224-2268