Harwick bicycling team finishes first in Towpath Trail fundraiser

Akron, OH – Their legs were pumping and their hearts were pounding over 101 long miles as they conquered the entire Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail — peddling from Cleveland to New Philadelphia — in a single day. They also conquered an entire category of riders, as Team Harwick Standard was awarded 1st place in the 2022 Huntington Towpath Century Ride fundraiser for groups of five and up. 

Better still, they raised $14,669 to help benefit the continued development, maintenance, and enhancement of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.  Nine hardy souls made up Team Harwick Standard and embarked on this September adventure: Harwick retirees Roger Read and Dave Schultz (now with Rubber World); Scott Paazig from Cooper Standard; Gerard Neugebauer, Mayor of Green; Tim Miller, Joe Mazur, Pete Cookro, Carly Pouttu; and Ernie Pouttu, President of Harwick Standard.  While Harwick Standard has serviced the rubber, thermoplastics and polymer-related industries for 90 years, they have also participated in all 13 annual Towpath Century Rides dating back to 2010. Given their success whipping up donations and whipping down the trail, it is certain they will continue to participate in this event