Slow and Easy Utica Thursday Rides

When: Thursdays September 24 – October 29, 2015

Where:Starting October 8 it has changed to Glade Elementary School

Length: TBD

Leader: Tom Moore

Ride Description:  The Slow and Easy Utica Ride has moved from Wednesday to Thursday from September 24 thru October 29.  On September 24 and October 1, the ride starts at 6:00 PM.  On October 8, the ride starts at 5:30 PM.  The ride will either remain at 5:30 PM during October or it may start earlier as the sunset gets earlier.  These are social rides, paced for the riders who attend, so the rides may be faster than D pace.

Fall Century

Frederick Pedalers Century: Saturday, October 10 @ 0730 @ Utica District Park.  About the flattest century you can do around here.  Cue sheets and GPX files are on the web site.  100 miles; shortcuts of 85 and 64 miles; lots of stores – at 18, 42, 48, 56, 68 and 82 miles.  Total climbing 3400 feet. We visit Emmitsburg, Bonneauville, McSherrystown, Littlestown, Taneytown.

2015 Fall Century Cue Sheet

Metric Century: Saturday October 10 @ 9:00 am @ Emmitsburg McDonald’s; 64.6 miles; shortcuts of 49 and 27 miles.  Entire metric route is contained within the full century, so you can ride with friends who are doing the full century.  Stores at 24, 30, 38 and 51.  Total climbing 2130 feet. We visit Bonneauville, McSherrystown, Littlestown, Taneytown.

2015 Metric Century Cue Sheet



Lights and Pizza Ride

When:  Wednesdays, October 7 thru March 30, 2015 (except November 25, 2015)  at 6:15pm

Where:  Crestwood Plaza

Length:  20-30 mile at True CC pace (12-14 mph on moderate terrain)

Leader:  Doug Stull or Bill Smith

Description:  Meet at Starvin Marvin’s Pizza.  Lights (a front headlight and a rear taillight) are required on this friendly, social ride.  We try to keep the distance to approximately 25 miles. Remember that the temperatures will be dropping throughout the ride, so dress appropriately. Post-ride pizza experience on most evenings.  The colder it is, the more hills we are likely to climb (for warmth).  NO ONE WILL BE DROPPED

Utica C Rides on Wednesdays in October

When: Wednesdays in October (October 7 – 28, 2015) at 5:30 PM

Where: Utica Park

Length: 15 or so miles at C pace

Leader: Terry Eskuchen, 301-676-4747,

Ride Description: For all of you don’t want to do the Lights and Pizza rides…for those who are uncomfortable riding in the dark for 20 -30 miles or who don’t want to be out too late or can’t ride at the CC pace or who just want to come… come to Utica on Wednesdays during October.  Wheels down at 5:30 on October 7 (Will become earlier as the month moves on.)  Come and join us because when October is over, the Utica Wednesday night rides are over.

Hills and Paceline – Changes to 6:00 PM in September

When: Every Tuesday from September 1 – 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Where: Lewistown Elementary

Length: ? at B pace

Leader: Bill Smith <>

Ride Description: Hills and Paceline: 

Since it’s getting dark earlier, we are moving Tuesday evening Hills and Pacelines to 6 pm (you probably already knew that).  We are also moving the start location from Utica Park to Lewistown Elementary School (about 2 miles N on Hessong Bridge Rd).  This removes our finishing time constraint.  It would be a good idea to bring a front and rear light.


-Bill Smith

Roads and Beer Ride

When:  Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Where:  Monocacy Brewing Company, 1781 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701

Length:  35 miles at C Pace

Leader:  Louanne Welgoss,

Ride Description:

Roads and Beer Ride Yes, you heard that right, I said beer! We will start at Monocacy Brewing Company and head North towards Mountaindale Road and cross Rt. 15 for a few extra miles and head back on the same roads we typically ride on Sundays. Total mileage about 35. C Pace. Please bring money for beer (this is very important), a sandwich for yourself, and a snack to share with everyone when we return. There are picnic tables available and if they are full then we can sit on blankets. (so bring one of those too) Time: Depart at 9:30am Location: Monocacy Brewing Company: 1781 North Market St Frederick, MD 21701 PS: If you aren’t a beer drinker, you’ll have to bring a beverage of choice for yourself (sorry, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted). Monocacy does not serve soda or water. -Louanne

Club Metric Check-Out

If the picnic rides on Saturday aren’t enough fun for you…


When: Sunday August 23, 2015 at 9:15 AM

Where: Emmitsburg McDonald’s (Silo Hill Rd)

Length: 62 miles at a B pace (15 mph)

Leader: Bill Smith,

Ride Description: Checkout ride for this year’s Club Century/Metric – but we will only ride the metric portion.  To McSherrystown PA.  Snack stop at the Turkey Hill.  Back to Emmitsburg by 1:45 pm

-Bill Smith


Kelbaugh-Orchard-Harney Ride

When: 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 15th

Where: Utica Regional Park

Length: 42.7     miles       “C” pace

Leader:  Harry deMoll, 301-676-7614,

Ride Description: We start at Utica Park and ride to Emmitsburg, where we will stop at the Holy Grounds coffee and sandwich shop for an early lunch; or for those who don’t care what they put in their stomachs, there is a McDonalds and Subway (a little better) further down East Main Street. After lunch we will cross Rte. 15 and take a quick left onto Harney Road. We will work are way back to Utica Park on Toms Creek Church, Longs Mill roads and cross the Utica Covered Bridge. The cue sheet and gps for the ride can be found on the Club website: “A 43 mile ride to Emmitsburg.” Utica Park maybe a little crowded as Keith Carter is leading a “Meet Up” ride starting a Utica Park; therefor give me a call or email me if you are coming so I can look for you.