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.
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.
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
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 Century) is held in September
of each year and provides ride routes of 35,
62, and 100 miles through beautiful countryside
north of Youngstown.
riding schedule includes Presidential Sports
Award (PSA) rides around Mosquito Lake each
Monday and Wednesday evening; and rides through
Mill Creek Park each Tuesday and Thursday
evening of 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.
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
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
us at our monthly meetings held at the Clear
Channel Building on South Avenue in Boardman,
Ohio at 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of
each month. A program on bicycling and a social
hour follow our short business meetings.