Advocacy Organizations


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Rails To Trails of Wayne County

Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, development, and conversion of unused railroad and greenway corridors into multi-purpose, non-motorized, public paths. We are comprised of local volunteers with the common interests for enjoying trails in many different forms including bicycling, walking, running, roller-blading, and horseback riding. We promote and inspire movement!


Stark County Bicycle Club

Formed in 1968, the Stark County Bicycle Club (the "SCBC") is a not-for-profit, fraternal organization located in Canton, Ohio.  The SCBC is primarily an on-road cycling Club, however, trail/towpath rides are offered as well.  Not only does the SCBC boast the finest ride schedule in all of Ohio, but the Club takes its community involvement seriously, offering safety classes for youngsters and volunteering at various community events such as the Canalway Bicycle Poker Run benefiting the Massillon Area Greenways, Inc. (MAGI) and the annual North Canton Kid's Triathlon.  Proudly, in 1993, the SCBC became the first organization in the State of Ohio to "adopt" a highway under the State's Adopt-A-Highway program.


Rails to Trails Conservancy


Our mission is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines, connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.

At Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), we believe that communities are healthier and happier when trail networks are central to their design.

Since 1986, RTC has worked to bring the power of trails to more communities across the country, serving as the national voice for the rail-trail movement.




The League of American Bicyclists

Education has been a core activity of the League since the late 1970s. The League ran the program for more than 20 years, before evolving the education program into today’s Smart Cycling program – following basically the same principles – with a significant growth in the number of instructors.


Ohio Bicycle Federation

The Ohio Bicycle Federation (OBF) is the only statewide advocacy organization representing Ohio's bicyclists. The OBF is an alliance of individuals and groups interested in promoting the use of bicycles for recreation, transportation, and other appropriate purposes. It serves by providing opportunities for the betterment of bicycle education, engineering, legislation, the encouragement of activities involving the use of bicycles and by serving as a forum for the exchange of information and ideas.