CYCLE CIRCLE

The Youngstown Ski Club Cycle Circle
2018 Schedule Coming Soon...
WHAT:
Weekly group bicycling rides that rotate trails in the Tri-County area. Participants meet new people, enjoy a fun activity, and experience the scenery of the great outdoors. These bike rides are a combined effort from our Co-Sponsors, Warren Ski Club, which refers to it as a "Pedal Party". The flyer reflects both names, but the ride is shared by all! Following each ride, we gather for a social meet-up for beverages and/or a meal at a local tavern. 

WHO:
This is an open to anyone, all-inclusive event, including members, guests, and any local affiliate clubs. Riders of all levels and bike types can participate. Participants ride on mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrids, and/or trikes. While we have a few that pursue this as a workout, many of our participants ride in small groups and socialize.

WHEN:
Bike rides are scheduled weekly every Thursday around 6:00pm depending upon available light. Early and late season rides are adjusted to make the most of the sunshine. Additionally, on one weekend each month, a longer ride is scheduled to a particular trail, often coinciding with another event nearby, providing riders with a unique opportunity to enjoy the day. Cycle Circle Schedules start in April and run through the month of September. If weather conditions are favorable, we can organize rides in October, but only as interest allows...

WHY:
Why not? Any group activity genuinely promotes commaraderie. Importantly, outdoor activities offer a sense of freedom and builds upon the wonderment of our scenic parks and trail systems. These rides are also a way to keep the membership active and involved. Members are encouraged to invite guests and the general public, as this is a great introduction into what the Club offers. The additional benefit of staying active throughout the year has also proven to be worthwhile in the effective transfer from bicycle to skiis and/or snowboards. Remember, a body in motion, stays in motion...

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??
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List of Trails Utilized: 
- Mill Creek Bikeway
- Mill Creek Metro Parks (East Golf, East Cohasset, East Newport)
- Stavich Trail
- Western Reserve Greenway (Trumbull & Ashtabula)
​- Little Beaver Creek Greenway
- Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath
- Summit Metro Parks
- Ohio Bike & Hike Trail (Cuyahoga, Portage, Summit)
- Allegheny River Trail
- Samuel Justice Trail
- Sandy Creek Trail
- Three Rivers Heritage Trail
- Montour Trail
- M.K. Goddard State Park Trail
- Presque Isle State Park
CYCLE CIRCLE 2017 RECAP:

While, some avid riders take to the pavement year round, the 2017 organized group bicycle rides have come to an end. It was an excellent season for riders as participation was strong on both the Thursday evening rides as well as the weekend meetups. We averaged about a dozen riders each time and we hope to see numbers like this again. There were even "new" faces that enjoyed our unique, scenic excursions with our regular participants. Several levels of riders and bicycle types showed up to "PEDAL" with our “CIRCLE” of fun friends!

We want to express our utmost appreciation to everyone who made these social rides an awesome sucess. Additional gratitude goes out to both the Warren Ski Club and the Good Times Ski Club for co-sponsoring and particpating in this national pasttime. This is truly a wonderful way to meet other enthusiasts, get some exercise, experience our scenic trail systems, enjoy some interesting conversation, and indulge in savory food and beer! We are growing in numbers, so don't hesitate to bring your friends and other interested riders. All are welcomed and encouraged to ride with us...
 
The next season will be planned in March and the schedule will be out in April 2018.  Check back after the ski season for updates.