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I Love Riding in the City – Terry Crock

terryNAME: Terry Crock
LOCATION: Massillon, Ohio
OCCUPATION: Technology and Automation Shop Manager

Where do you live and what’s it like riding in your city?
I live near Massillon, Ohio. I build custom bicycles for myself and my children, which we use to ride on biking trails between Massillon, Navarre, Dalton, and Canal Fulton, Ohio. These are all small towns, fun and easy to ride around in, without much traffic. Canal Fulton has a canal boat pulled by horses that people can ride as the biking trail in that area follows the old Ohio and Erie Canal that was in during the 1800′s. Sometimes one has to make their way around the horses pulling the canal boat as one rides the trail. Massillon has a bicycle shop directly on the trail for any needed parts or repairs. The biking trails in this area are generally flat and easy to ride.

What was your favorite city to ride in, and why?
Right now that city would be Navarre, Ohio because it is somewhere safe to ride with my children. And one can smell the fresh bread being baked at Nickle’s Bakery!

Why do you love riding in the city?

The cities I ride in would be considered small with populations below 40,000. The good thing about that is the small town attitude in which auto drivers tend to see bicyclists as other people instead of targets.

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  1. Alan BJuly 23, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I’m interested in the bike, is that back wheel so you can do long wheelies of sorts.

  2. TerryJuly 24, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Thank for your interest. Yes, it is a wheelie bar. I made it out of a sissy bar and two springer fork support bars. Here are many more pictures:


    The drag chute actually works also. The bike was originally a purple Walmart Bratz bike.

    I built that bike for an online bike building contest. In fact, that website given is having a bike build-off coming up in September for anyone interested. They have a bike building contest and a model contest (like plastic model cars and such) at the same time. It is laid-back and more for fun than competition so a good time is had by all. It isn’t my website; it is just where I hang out. So if you like building bikes, sign up, enter, and have fun!

  3. kranzorJuly 24, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Right on Terry, love your work. Im gonna go check out that Underground Velo right now.

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