The Out-Spokin' Wheelmen Bicycle Club is Youngstown, Ohio's recreational cycling club. Its 300+ members come from Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana Counties in Ohio; and Lawrence and Mercer Counties in Pennsylvania.
Youngstown is located in North East Ohio near the area where the glaciers stopped their forward movement. This geologically significant event provides the area with flat to rolling terrain North and West of Youngstown while South and East tends toward rolling to hilly terrain. The area is blessed with many fine parks, bike pathways, and rural roadways allowing the cyclist to enjoy the out of doors.
The Erie to Ohio Rails to Trails pathway will soon be completed through the Youngstown area which will eventually offer more than 150 miles of pathway from Lake Erie to the Ohio River with jumping off points to other parts of the state.
The Club sponsors two invitational rides each year. SICCO (Spring In Columbiana County Ohio) is held the first weekend of Spring each year to kick off the cycling season in the area. NEOC (North East Ohio "Cookie" Century) is held in September of each year and provides ride routes of 25, 50, 62, and 100 miles through beautiful countryside north of Youngstown. The 25 mile Greenway Path option avoids most traffic and is perfect for a new rider at NEOC.
The riding schedule includes Presidential Sports Award (PSA) rides around Mosquito Lake and through Mill Creek Park during the riding season. Weekend rides of various destinations, speeds, and terrain are lead voluntarily by Club members. In addition to recreational rides, the club's activities also include mountain bike rides, hiking, canoeing, cross-country skiing, skating, and sledding . The club operates throughout the year in all kinds of weather. Check the schedule for this month's activities.
The OSW endorses safe riding practices in its rides and urges all participants to read and understand the Rules of the Road and to wear helmets. Some of the OSW members lead bike safety classes while others are instrumental in bike rodeos for the young teaching bicycle maintenance and riding skills. The club encourages others to become interested in cycling as a fun, healthful, safe sport.
Membership in the OSW Club has, among other benefits, monthly newsletters detailing many of the rides, member rosters, and other information to enable you to enjoy outdoor activities in the Youngstown area.
Join us at our monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month, social hour starting at 6:00pm and formal meeting at 7:30pm, held at:
54 Westchester Dr,
Austintown, OH 44515