CTC Calendar

Upcoming rides

    • 05-Apr-2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • Berkshire Jr/Sr High School, 14510 N Cheshire St, Burton, OH 44021
    Register

    Tour de Maple (Season Sunday Opener!)

    Start Location: 

    Burton

    Ride Description: 

    Travel either to Windsor (27 or 31 miles) or Parkman (39 or 51 miles) on this early season tour through some of the areas that produce world famous Geauga County maple syrup.

    Route Terrain/Elevation Gain:

    Rolling terrain (46 ft/mi):

    • 27 miles -- 1231 ft.
    • 31 miles -- 1249 ft.
    • 39 miles -- 1719 ft.
    • 51 miles -- 1986 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader.  

    All CTC members are invited! 

    -- Read "About Riding with the Club"
    • 12-Apr-2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • T.C. Gurney Elementary School; 1155 Bell Rd.; Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
    Register

    Geauga Lake Loop

    Start Location: 

    Gurney School


    Ride Description: 

    Travel around the remains of the old Geauga Lake amusement park. The route avoids some of the busy roads in favor of quiet neighborhoods.

    Route Terrain/Elevation Gain: 

    Lightly rolling terrain (44 feet/mi):

    • 33 miles -- 1333 ft.
    • 45 miles -- 1630 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader.


    All CTC members are invited! 
    -- Read "About Riding with the Club"

    • 19-Apr-2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • Helen Hazen Wyman Park; 6101 Painesville Warren Road; Concord Township; OH 44077
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    Helen Hazen Wyman (Painesville) to Madison or Geneva 

    Start Location: 

    Helen Hazen Wyman Park

    Ride Description: 

    Start at Wyman Park on SR86 in Concord, less than a mile south of 84.  This ride will take you along the Lake Erie plateau through many of the nurseries and vineyards that make this area unique.  One of the few routes in this area that are nearly void of any hills.  If you're looking for a tandem friendly ride, this is it!  Water is available in the Madison town square, and restaurants are available in Madison and Geneva.

    Ride Terrain/ Elevation Gain:

    29 or 46 miles, flat terrain:

    • 29 miles -- 769 ft.
    • 46 miles -- 1157 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader. 

    All CTC members are invited! 

    -- Read "About Riding with the Club"

    • 26-Apr-2020
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • North Chagrin Nature Center
    Register

    Chardon Pancake Ride - A, B, C Groups

    Start Location:

    North Chagrin Nature Center

    Ride Description:

    Enjoy an early season romp to Chardon for the Geauga County Maple Festival. Come hungry as there will be all you can eat pancakes before the trip back to North Chagrin Reservation. Don't eat too much as the there will be plenty of hills!

    Route Terrain/Elevation Gain:

    30 - 40 miles, rolling~hilly terrain (64 ft/mi):

    • 30 miles -- 1969 ft.
    • 40 miles -- 2161 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader.


    Alternate Start:  See the Chardon Pancake Ride - Social

      
    Pancake Breakfast will be held at
       Pilgrim Christian Church
       202 South Hambden Street
       Chardon, OH 44024

       (440) 285-8791


    All CTC members are invited!

    Read About Riding with the Club

    • 26-Apr-2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Lake Metroparks Greenway; South Parking Lot; 7371 Painesville Ravenna Rd, Painesville, OH 44077
    Register

    Chardon Pancake Ride - Social Group


    Start Location:

    Lake Metroparks Greenway; South Parking Lot

    Ride Description:

    Start at 10am at the southern terminus of the Lake Metroparks Greenway Corridor on Ravenna Road, just a bit south of SR-608 in Concord. The route is a 10-mile ride on mostly bike trail into Chardon. 

    Enjoy an early season romp to Chardon for the Geauga County Maple Festival. Come hungry as there will be all you can eat pancakes before the trip back.  Don't eat too much!

    Route Terrain/Elevation Gain:

    20 miles, mostly bike trail -- 896 ft.

    Mileage/Map Links/Pace/ Group Leads:


    Alternate Ride:  Start at 9AM - See  Chardon Pancake Ride - A/B/C

    Pancake Breakfast will be held at
       Pilgrim Christian Church
       202 South Hambden Street
       Chardon, OH 44024

       (440) 285-8791


    All CTC members are invited!

    Read About Riding with the Club

    • 03-May-2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • B Benner Metzenbaum Park; 7940 Cedar Rd, Chesterland, OH 44026
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    Spring Fling

    Start Location: 

    Chesterland (Metzenbaum Park)

    Ride Description: 

    Travel to either Russell (21 miles) or Burton (41 miles) on this early season trip through some of the scenic areas of central Geauga county.

    Route Terrain/Elevation Gain:

    21 or 41 miles, rolling ~ hilly (50ft/mi):

    • 21 miles -- 852 ft.
    • 41 miles -- 1737 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader. 

    All CTC members are invited!

    --Read About Riding with the Club

    • 10-May-2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • 435 Water St, Chardon, OH 44024
    Register

    Footin' It To Footville

    Start Location:

    Chardon

    Ride Description:

    Ride through the farmlands of northern Geauga County and western Ashtabula County on lightly travelled roads to see the old towns of Windsor and Footville.  Return route goes through Thompson with a great view of Pennsylvania off in the distance.  Be sure to bring a few extra energy bars and plenty of water as the services are limited on this route.

    Route Terrain/Elevation Gain:

    35 or 52 miles, flat ~ rolling terrain (41 feet/mi):
    • 35 miles -- 1373 ft.
    • 52 miles -- 1791 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader. 

    All CTC members are invited!

    -- Read "About Riding with the Club"

    • 17-May-2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Chagrin Falls
    Register

    Tremont - Christmas Story House 


    Start Location:

    Chagrin Falls (downtown)

    Ride Description:

    Travel downtown to see the Christmas Story house by way of the Towpath. Food options are available along most of the route - don't miss the great dessert options in Little Italy!

    Route Terrain/Elevation Gain:

    51 miles, rolling terrain (52 feet/mi) -- 2083 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader. 

    All CTC members are invited! 

    -- Read "About Riding with the Club"
    • 24-May-2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Gurney School; 1155 Bell Rd, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
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    Amish Country Tour

    Start Location:

    Gurney School

    Ride Description:

    Take a ride out to scenic Amish country through the towns of Burton, Middlefield and Parkman.  Then head south to northern Portage County to check out the small towns of Garretsville and Mantua before returning home.  The terrain will vary from rolling hills to long stretches of nice and flat.  Plenty of places to stop for refueling along the way.

    Ride Terrain/ Elevation Gain:

    26, 41 or 61 miles, rolling terrain (51 feet/mi) 

    • 26 miles -- 1044 ft.
    • 41 miles -- 1780 ft.
    • 61 miles -- 2715 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader.

    All CTC members are invited!-- Read "About Riding with the Club"


    • 31-May-2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • 4799 Lockwood Rd, N. Perry Village, OH 44081
    Register

    Lakeshore Reservation

    Start Location: 

    Lakeshore Reservation

    Ride Description: 

    Ride to Madison, Geneva or Ashtabula on this route that visits the southern shores of Lake Erie.

    Route Terrain/Elevation Gain:

    25, 36 or 57 miles, Flat terrain (30 feet/mi)

    • 25 miles -- 330 ft.
    • 37 miles -- 573 ft.
    • 1,255 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader. 


    All CTC members are invited!

    -- Read "About Riding with the Club"

    • 07-Jun-2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Chagrin Falls
    Register

    Hurry to Hudson

    Start Location: 

    Chagrin Falls

    Ride Description:

    Hurry to Hudson - or Not. Take a scenic ride through northern Summit and Portage counties with stops along the way in Hudson and Aurora. In Hudson you can check out the sweets at Great Lakes Baking Co. at 85 South Main Street or stop at Open Door Coffee Company at 164 N Main Street.  On the return route, a water-only stop can be made at Sunny Lake Park in Aurora. Terrain is flat to rolling hills.

    Ride Terrain/ Elevation Gain:

    23, 48 or 60 miles, Rolling terrain (36 feet/mi)

    • 23 miles -- 830 ft.
    • 48 miles -- 1,752 ft.
    • 60 miles -- 2,068 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader. 


    All CTC members are invited!

    -- Read "About Riding with the Club"

    • 14-Jun-2020
    • 6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Century Village, 14653 East Park St, Burton, OH 44021
    Register

    Sunday in June Volunteer Registration is Open!


    Club members and supporters, we are seeking volunteers for the Cleveland Touring Club's 44th Sunday in June cycling event on 14-June-2020!  We would not be able to hold this event without volunteers -- we Thank You in advance for your helping hand!

    Volunteers will receive a T-shirt (see below), a free lunch, you can ride the SIJ event for free, and/or a post-ride on Monday for any volunteers that want to ride that day too! Also, there will be mid-spring volunteer-only "test" rides that help the SIJ Route Team assess route(s) suitability. 

    If you sign up to be a Shift/Area Leader, you'll also receive free pizza during the Leader Planning Meeting the week before the event!

    To find out more about Sunday in June visit Sunday in June website and Facebook SIJ event.

    When you register, you'll be asked to pick a task(s). If ANY has already been filled, the word (FILLED) will appear in front of the task name at the registration page only, not in the below list of tasks choices.
     

    Thursday (6/11) or Friday (6/12) Tasks

    • Route Marking



    Saturday (6/13) Tasks

    • 9:00-1:00: Supplies, Sort or Deliver at Century Village (LARGE Vehicles welcomed)
    • 12:00-4:00: Supplies, Sort or Deliver at Century Village

    Sunday (6/14) Tasks

    • 6:00-9:30:  Parking
    • 6:30-9:30: Century Village, Registration
    • 6:30-9:00: Century Village, Merchandise
    • 6:30-10:30: Registration, bring Smartphone for Credit Cards
    • 6:30-9:00: Century Village Rest Stop, Set Up & Man
    • 8:00-11:00: Driver/Supplies, plus vehicle/bike rack
    • 8:00-11:00: Parkman Rest Stop, Set Up & Man
    • 8:30-11:30: Big Creek Rest Stop, Set Up & Man
    • 9:00-11:30: Century Village Rest Stop
    • 9:00-11:00: Century Village Sell Merchandise
    • 11:00-3:00: Parkman Rest Stop, Man & Tear Down
    • 11:00-3:00: Driver/Supplies, need vehicle, bike rack
    • 11:30-3:00: Big Creek Rest Stop, Man & Tear Down
    • 11:30-3:00: Century Village Rest Stop, Man/Tear Down
    • 3:00-5:00: Driver, Sweep Routes, need vehicle, bike rack
    • 3:00-5:00: Clean Up &  Delivery, Various Locations

    Specialty Tasks (specific tasks required):

    • 6:00-4:00: Radio Operator
    • 6:00-4:00: SAG
    • 6:00-4:00: Photographer, Roaming
    • 10:30- 4:00:  Massage Therapist




    Volunteer T-Shirts


    We will be giving all NEW volunteers a unisex t-shirt.  For those of you that have a t-shirt already (blue with chain ring logo), please wear it while doing any volunteering.  If you have lost it or it no longer fits, please order a new one. Please be sure to indicate your size.

     Signup Deadline to receive a volunteer T-shirt is 6-May-2020!

    • 21-Jun-2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Lakeland Community College
    Register

    Tour of Geauga

    Start Location: 

    Lakeland College

    Ride Description: 

    Take a meandering tour of Geauga County's scenic back roads with stops along the way in Burton, Chardon, and Punderson State Park.  Terrain is rolling to hilly, so be sure to bring plenty of water and food to re-fuel as you go.

    Ride Terrain/ Elevation Gain:

    34, 44 or 58 miles, Rolling terrain (46 feet/mi)

    • 34 miles -- 1,658 ft.
    • 44 miles -- 2,041 ft.
    • 58 miles -- 2,584 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader.
    All CTC members are invited!

    -- Read about Riding with the Club"

    • 28-Jun-2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Berkshire High School; 14510 N Cheshire St; Burton, OH 44021
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    Across State Lines

    Start Location: 

    Burton

    Ride Description: 

    Need to get away? Why not spin your way to Jamestown, Pennsylvania for lunch in another state before returning to Burton. Shorter options are available which turn around at Mesopotamia  and Mosquito Lake.   

    Route Terrain/Elevation Gain:

    32, 50, 90 miles, flat ~ rolling terrain (33 feet/mi)

    • 32 miles -- 1,214 ft.
    • 51 miles -- 1,406 ft.
    • 90 miles -- 2,507 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader. 


    All CTC members are invited!   
    • 05-Jul-2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Chardon Plaza; 435 Water St, Chardon, OH 44024
    Register

    Welshfield Inn Lunch Ride

    Start Location: 

    Chardon

    Ride Description: 

    Ride to the historic Welshfield Inn for lunch.  Enjoy the patio or indoor seating.  You can order off the menu. There are 50 or 62 mile routes from which to choose.  The 50 miles route is the minimum to get to the restaurant and back.  A great destination ride!

    See www.welshfielddining.com/‎ for detail.

    Route Terrain/Elevation Gain:

    Rolling terrain ~ 36 ft./mi.
    • 50 miles -- 1,919 ft.
    • 62 miles -- 2,231 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader. 

    All CTC members are invited!

    -- Read About Riding with the Club


    • 05-Jul-2020
    • 10:30 AM
    • Eldon Russel Park, 16315 RAPIDS ROAD TROY TOWNSHIP
    Register

    Welshfield Inn Lunch Ride

    Start Location: 

    Eldon Russel Park

    Ride Description: 

    Ride to the historic Welshfield Inn for lunch.  Enjoy the patio or indoor seating.  You can order off the menu.

    See www.welshfielddining.com/‎ for detail.

    Ride Terrain/ Elevation:

    24 miles, rolling hills ~ slightly hilly (27 ft/mi)

    • 24 miles -- 595 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader.

    All CTC members are invited!

    -- Read About Riding with the Club

    • 12-Jul-2020
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 414 Geneva Point, Roaming Shores, OH 44084
    Registration is closed
    Please join fellow members for the summer's CTC "Signature Ride" and lunch near Austinburg, OH!

    RIDE LOCATION:  Paradise Bay Restaurant
    100 yds. north of Conneaut Terrace Rd. on Geneva Point Rd. in Roaming Shores
     Start Time
     Miles  Group  Route  Ride Leader
     8:00 a.m.  65  A, B
     GPS / PDF Map  
     9:00 a.m.  35  C  GPS / PDF Map
     9:00 a.m.  35  Alt-C  GPS / PDF Map  
     9:30 a.m.  24  Social  GPS / PDF Map  




    Special notes to new members:  

    • These are self supported rides. Bring your own food and water.
    • If you aren't sure of your group riding skills, please start with the Social riders. 
    • Social Pace ~ 12 mph
    • Alt-C group pace ~ 12-14 mph
    • C group pace ~ 14-16 mph 
    • A/B group:  16+ (last year's pace was 17.7 mph)

    Route Notes:

    • The A/B route goes north on the Austinburg-Greenway Trail and then west along the lake shore.
    • All routes include at least 5 miles on the Austinburg-Greenway Trail.
    • All routes:  mostly flat terrain.
      • 24 miles -- 447 ft.
      • 35 miles -- 603 ft.
      • 65 miles -- 1,109 ft.
    LUNCH TIME: 11:00am - 2:00pm --> club members who ride will be treated by CTC to a burger and soft drink at Paradise Bay restaurant! 
    Hope to see you there!
    • 19-Jul-2020
    • 7:30 AM
    • North Chagrin; 3037 Som Center Rd, Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
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    Emerald Bracelet & Necklace

    Start Location: 

    North Chagrin

    Ride Description: 

    Circumnavigate Cleveland's famed metroparks on this unsupported (near) century around the Cuyahoga Valley. Beginning in North Chagrin Reservation you will travel clockwise through many Metroparks before finishing with a trip through downtown Cleveland. Marvel at the shores of Lake Erie. A metric route turns back sooner for those who want a shorter day in the saddle.

    Multiple food stops available along the way in downtown Cleveland, Rocky River, Brecksville, and on the towpath.

    Ride Terrain/ Elevation Gain:

    62 or 94 miles, Flat ~ Rolling terrain (34 feet/mi)

    • 62 miles:  2,164 ft.
    • 94 miles:  3,097 ft

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader.

    All CTC members are invited!

    • 26-Jul-2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Chardon
    Register

    Harpersfield Bridge

    Start Location: 

    Chardon

    Ride Description: 

    Visit Thompson Ledges just east of town (27 miles) or venture out to see the Harpersfield covered bridge for a beautiful lake shore ride.

    Ride Terrain/ Elevation Gain:

    27 or 54 miles, flat ~ rolling terrain (40 ft feet/mi)

    • 27 miles:  1,146 ft.
    • 54 miles:  2,109 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader.

    All CTC members are invited!

    • 02-Aug-2020
    • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Lake Erie Bluffs; 3301 Lane Rd, Painesville, OH 44077
    Registration is closed

    NOTE: at this time the venue is not firm.  Please check back later for location.


    This is a CTC Signature event, no charge for this event,

    except the dish that you bring. 
    REGISTER ONLINE BY THURSDAY, Jul 30

    You may still attend the picnic if you don't ride. 

    Please wear CTC gear for the group photo

    Details:

    Ride start times:  8:30, 9:00, and 9:30 -- Arrive early for photos

    Group Photo ~ 12:30 - 1:00 pm -- Please wear CTC gear!

    Picnic ~  11:30am - 2:00pm

    Bike Swap Meet ~ on-going through most of picnic (see below)

    Start Location:

    Lake Erie Bluffs Picnic Shelter

    Lake Erie Bluffs; 3301 Lane Rd, Painesville, OH 44077

    Directions:

    • From the east take OH-20 W to Lane Rd. and turn North
    • From the west take OH-2 E to OH-20 E to Lane Rd. and turn North
    • From the South, take OH-44 N to OH-2 E to OH-20 E to Lane Rd. and turn North

    People:

    Any CTC Member, Family Member, or Guest

    Food:

    Please bring a dish to share including serving pieces and your own beverages.

    When you register online indicate what food items you'll bring to share - such as side dishes, including but not limited to:

    • Salads
    • Fruit
    • Vegetable Dishes
    • Casseroles
    • Appetizers
    • Desserts

    Club will Provide

    Fried chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, condiments, paper products, ice, and some bottled water.

    Ride Terrain/ Elevation Gain:

    Flat terrain (12-19 ft feet/mi)

    • 25 miles:  305 ft.
    • 35 miles:  514 ft.
    • 48 miles:  861 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader.

    Special Notes to New Members / New Riders / Guests

    These are self supported rides:  Bring your own hydration fluids. If you aren't sure of your group riding skills, please start with the Social riders and ask for the basics.

    Photographs:

    We intend to take individual photographs of everyone with their bike before the rides.  Riders should plan on arriving 30 minutes early to make sure they get their picture taken after gearing up. 

    "Family" riders can have their individual photos taken after they return from their ride.

    Bike Swap Meet

    • If you have something bike related that you are no longer using, such as a bike, bike parts, accessories, or apparel, put a tag on it and bring it to the picnic! 
    • The tag should contain the following:
      • Name
      • Price
      • Phone number
      • If it's a part or a tool, please also name what it is.
    • You negotiate the final price -- or actually swap an item for something else!
    • 09-Aug-2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Berkshire High School; 14510 N Cheshire St; Burton, OH 44021
    Register

    Ravenna Arsenal

    Start Location: 

    Burton

    Ride Description: 

    Circle the historic Ravenna Arsenal in this loop into the southern reaches of northeastern Ohio. Shorter options turn around in Garrettsville (25) or Mantua (51). Water and facilities are available in Newton Falls and Ravenna for those doing the long route.

    Ride Terrain/ Elevation Gain:

    25, 51 or 77 miles, rolling terrain (47 feet/mi)

    • 25 miles:  978 ft.
    • 51 miles:  2,118 ft.
    • 77 miles:  2,972 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader. All CTC members are invited!
    • 16-Aug-2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • North Chagrin Reservation; 3037 Som Center Rd, Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
    Register

    Chagrin River Valley

    Start Location: 

    North Chagrin

    Ride Description: 

    A scenic out and back loop of the eastern branch of the Emerald Necklace. Travel south along the Chagrin River, across the ridge and into the Cuyahoga Valley to Brecksville.  Food stops available in Chagrin Falls, Bedford, and Brecksville.  Water available at the top of Gorge Parkway.

    Ride Terrain/ Elevation Gain:

    27 miles (Chagrin Falls), 48 miles (Bedford), or 70 miles (Brecksville) -- hilly terrain (63 feet/mi)

    • 27 miles:  1,186 ft.
    • 48 miles:  2,436 ft.
    • 71 miles:  3,658 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader. All CTC members are invited!
    • 23-Aug-2020
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 7900 Old Rockside Rd., Independence, OH 44131
    Registration is closed
    Bike Aboard!

    This is a CTC Signature ride for members only.

    Start Location:  

    Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad's Rockside Road Train Station.

    The train station parking lot is just south of 7900 Old Rockside Rd., Independence, OH 44131 as pinned on Google Map.  Take Canal Rd. about 600 ft. north of Rockside Rd. to Old Rockside Rd. and turn left (west).  The entrance to the parking lot is on the south side, just west of the Cuyahoga river (about 1000 feet west of Canal Rd.).

    ** The train leaves Rockside Station at 9:00 a.m. sharp. **

    We board the train on or before 8:50 a.m.

    ** Arrive well before boarding time to allow the sponsor time to buy tickets. **

    Ride Description:

    Come join CTC for a fun day of riding for ALL LEVELS of riders, and a chance to ride the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Train. Ride the train to the Akron Northside station and then ride your bike along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail back to the Rockside Road station!

    CTC will pay the ONE-WAY $5.00 fare for the 1.5 hr. train ride.  Riders will be seated in a designated Bike Aboard! car and are not eligible to upgrade to any other seating options.

    NOTE:  This is a self supported ride. Bring your own food and water.  Road bikes are not recommended.

    Ride Terrain/ Elevation Gain:

    Mostly flat.  Net downhill terrain on the long route, and a couple of hills on the short route.

    • 27 miles:  -731 ft.
    • 17 miles:  454 ft.

    RWGPS/Map Links/Ride Leader

    More information and directions to train station are available on the Railroad website: www.cvsr.com.


    All CTC members are invited! -- Read "About Riding with the Club"
    • 30-Aug-2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Painesville Township Park
    Register

    Bikin' For Burritos

    Start Location:  Painesville Township Park

    Ride Description:

    Come join us as we cruise past nurseries, covered bridges, and the lake shore communities of scenic Lake and Ashtabula Counties. The 54 and 75 mile routes travel through the resort town of Geneva-On-The-Lake. Be sure to stop for re-fueling on the way back at Compadres Mexican Grill in Madison for the best burritos around.  Compadres Mexican Grill (440-983-4755) opens at noon on Sundays.


    Ride Terrain/ Elevation Gain:

    Expect rolling terrain on the first half of the routes and mostly flat terrain thereafter (20 feet/mi. overall).  The 75 miles route traverses 8 flat miles of the Austinburg-Greenway Trail. 

    • 39 miles:    724 ft.
    • 54 miles:  1,093 ft
    • 75 miles:  1,535 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader.

    All CTC members are invited!

    -- Read "About Riding with the Club"


    • 06-Sep-2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Century Village, 14653 East Park St, Burton, OH 44021
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    Post-SIJ Routes - Ride the Routes from June

    *** NOTE***  These are 2019 routes; check back later for 2020 routes.

    Start Location: Downtown Burton by the Log Cabin

    Ride Description: 

    Ride through scenic rural roads while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Amish countryside of Ohio’s Geauga County.

    Ride Terrain/ Elevation Gain:

    26, 34, or 40 miles, rolling terrain 

    • 26 miles:     906 ft.
    • 34 miles:  1,495 ft.
    • 40 miles:  1,509 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader.

    All CTC members are invited!   

    • 13-Sep-2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • Laurello Vineyards; 4573 OH-307, Geneva, OH 44041
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    Winery & Covered Bridge Tour

    Start Location 

    Laurello Vineyards

    3 start times:

    • 38 miles - 10:30 am
    • 47 miles - 9:30 am
    • 65 miles - 9:00 am

    Ride Description:  This is a club signature ride!

    Come out for one of the club’s greatest destination rides. Join us on the patio and enjoy Laurello’s excellent service and food, such as Laurello's pizza for club members, or order off the menu.  Please see www.laurellovineyards.com for menu and wine selection.  Always a club favorite!

    Ride Terrain / Elevation Gain:

    When you travel a route that visits covered bridges, quite often you must go downhill to the bridge and then back up to get to the next!  Expect rolling terrain and river valleys climbs.

    The Benetka Bridge at Mile 24 is one of the best bridges to visit in the country; however, it's on a gravel road that's in very good condition (so, we’ve heard).

    • 38 miles:  1,228 ft.
    • 47 miles:  1,416 ft.
    • 65 miles:  1,941 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader.

    (*) Stop at the Brandt's Orchards for a cider doughnut or cider slushie.


    Special notes to new members

    These are self supported rides. Bring your own food and water.  If you aren't sure of your group riding skills, please start with the Social riders at 10:30.


    All CTC members are invited! -- Read "About Riding with the Club"

    • 13-Sep-2020
    • 10:30 AM
    • Laurello Vineyards; 4573 OH-307, Geneva, OH 44041
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    Winery & Covered Bridge Tour

    Start Location 

    Ride Description:  This is a club signature ride!

    Come out for one of the club’s greatest destination rides. Join us on the patio and enjoy Laurello Vineyards' excellent service and food, such as Laurello's pizza for club members, or order off the menu.  Please see www.laurellovineyards.com for menu and wine selection.  Always a club favorite!

    The only the bridge on this route is the Mechanicsville Road Bridge.

    Ride Terrain / Elevation Gain: 

    The climb out of the the Mechanicsville Road Bridge valley is a 3-4% grade hill, however most of the route is gently rolling (24 ft./mile).

    • 25 miles:  612 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Link:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  

    Special notes to new members

    This is a self supported ride. Bring your own food and water.  This ride is a good group to ride with if you aren't sure of your group riding skills.


    All CTC members are invited! -- Read "About Riding with the Club"

    • 19-Sep-2020
    • 7:00 AM
    • 2 Start Locations- see description
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    Tour Along South Shore of Lake Erie (TASSLE)

    Start Location: 

    Lakewood Park, Lakewood (100 mi.) -- 14532 Lake Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107

    Lakeview Park, Lorain (50 mi.) -- 1800 W Erie Ave, Lorain, OH 44052

    Ride Description:

    This is the annual, autumnal equinox, century ride -- the self-supported "Tour Along the South Shore of Lake Erie" (TASSLE).  TASSLE was originally an organized, supported, two-day annual event from the 1970's through 2002.  The original ride ended due to lack of interest by the organization that hosted it. 

    It is an out-and-back ride, mainly on Lake Road (Route 6), from Lakewood to Sandusky.  Lakeview Park in Lorain is the starting location for riders who opt for a half century ride, and a beautiful spot for the century riders to rest and enjoy the scenery.  The route also passes through Vermilion, with its scenic lighthouse, on the way to the turn around point.  Lunch in Huron on the way back, and another rest in Vermilion and Lorain before returning to Lakewood. 

    Ride Terrain/ Elevation Gain: 

    Nearly flat (20 ft/mi.) -- the "hills" arise from bridges, and valleys that creeks and rivers carve into the terrain.

    • 50 miles: 1,100 ft.
    • 100 miles:  2,100 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  If the past is a guide, Brian Speck will lead the 50 miles group from Lakeview Park in Lorain.  
    • 7:00 a.m. -- 100 mi. GPS -- Map (Lakewood Park)
    • 8:20 a.m. 50 mi. - use same GPS/map above (but start at Lorain's Lakeview Park)
    *** Route subject to change due to road construction ***

    Note to all riders:  This ride is not supported -- bring cash for water/food stops. Since it is after Labor Day, we cannot depend on local parks to have facilities open (restrooms, drinking fountains, etc). We must rely on convenience stores, restaurants, and gas stations along the route.

    All CTC members are invited!

    -- Read "About Riding with the Club"

    • 20-Sep-2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • Girdled Road Reservation; 12926 Radcliffe Rd, Chardon, OH 44024
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    Girdled Road Park

    Start Location: 

    Girdled Road Reservation south

    Ride Description:

    Ride through the wooded hills of northern Geauga County and farms of the south.  Water and food is available in Chesterland and Chardon.  The long route is 53 miles.

    Ride Terrain/ Elevation Gain:

    32, 48 or 53 miles, hilly terrain (64 feet/mi)

    • 32 miles:  1,941 ft.
    • 48 miles:  2,799 ft.
    • 53 miles:  3,039 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader.

    All CTC members are invited! 

    -- Read "About Riding with the Club"

    • 27-Sep-2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 435 Water St, Chardon, OH 44024
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    Pedal To Punderson

    Start Location:

    Chardon

    Ride Description:

    Stop at Punderson State Park for water and then make your decision. Riders wishing for a short tour can return to Chardon via Burton.  Those wanting to go further can continue on to Hiram. Be prepared for moderate to rolling hills.

    Ride Terrain/ Elevation Gain:

    25 or 55 miles, rolling terrain (42 or 37 feet/mi, respectively)

    • 25 miles:  1,110 ft.
    • 55 miles:  2,061 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader.

    All CTC members are invited!

    • 04-Oct-2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • North Chagrin
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    Eddy's Fruit Farm

    Start Location:

    North Chagrin

    Ride Description:

    Take a break from raking leaves with a ride in Lake and Geauga Counties for hot cider and cookies at Eddy's Fruit Farm in Chesterland, OH.

    Ride Terrain/ Elevation Gain:

    Overall this is a hilly ride at 55 ft./mi. elevation, however there are several sections with nice rollers.

    • 27 miles:  1,253 ft.
    • 30 miles:  1,677 ft.
    • 37 miles:  2,052 ft.
    • 43 miles:  2,432 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader.

    Retro Map

    All CTC members are invited!

    • 11-Oct-2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • Concord Woods; 11231 Spear Rd, Painesville, OH 44077
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    Tour de Thompson

    Start Location: 

    Concord Woods; 11231 Spear Rd, Painesville, OH 44077

    Ride Description:

    This rolling to hilly route will take the brave around Thompson into western Ashtabula County, northwestern Trumbell County, and then back into Geauga County. Facilities will be available along the route

    Ride Terrain/ Elevation Gain:

    28 or 44 miles, rolling to hilly terrain (50 feet/mi.)

    • 28 miles:  1,366 ft.
    • 44 miles:  2,306 ft.

    Ride Leader/RWGPS/Map Links:

    Although weekend rides have predefined routes, they usually do not have predefined ride leaders.  Consequently, any given pace-group may or may not choose to designate a ride leader.