The Ride of Silence – May 18, 2016 – Start changed to Monocacy Middle!

When:  Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (Meet at 6:30 PM for a 6:45 PM ride start)

Where:  Monocacy Middle School, 8009 O’Possumtown Pike, Frederick, MD  21702

Description

Ride of Silence Pace-ALL 10 miles, Note- This ride will replace the regular Utica Park Ride. The Frederick Pedalers will participate in the national Ride of Silence by leading a ride in Frederick. Please see the Ride of Silence website for details about this ride. Join us as we raise cycling awareness during Bike Safety Month and honor those cyclists who have been injured or killed on our nation’s roads. This ride will proceed in silent memorial at no more than 12 mph through the streets of downtown Frederick obeying all laws and traffic controls to demonstrate cyclists intent to safely share the road with other vehicles. Please arrive and be ready for pre-ride instructions at 6:30 PM as we will try to depart promptly at 6:45 PM. Ride Leader – Bill Smith

Hills and Pacelines

When: Every Tuesday starting May 10, 2016

Where: Utica Park

Length: 27 – 30 miles at a B pace

Leader: Bill Smith <smith.william0214@gmail.com>

Ride Description: Hills and Pacelines returns again this year.   This ride will be 30 miles until the bridge on Catoctin Hollow Road is completed; then it will be back to 27.  There will be several regrouping points; those in attendance are encouraged to ride as a team – until the last mile when all bets are off.

Utica Park Wednesday Rides Reminder – 6:15 PM now through August

On Wednesday, April 6, 2016 the “Utica Park Wednesday Night Rides” return for the season.  In April and September, the ride starts at 6:00 PM.  In May, June, July and August, the ride starts at 6:15 PM.   We would like to have four different rides on Wednesday nights.

 Please contact Terry Eskuchen at Ltesk@comcast.net if you would like to lead a Utica Wednesday Night Ride this season.

Utica Park area is mostly moderate terrain

  • Slow and Easy (Moderate is 8 – 10 mph)
  • C (Moderate is 10 – 12 mph)
  • CC (Moderate is 12 -14 mph)
  • B (Moderate is 14-16 mp)

Adopt-A-Road – May 14, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Leader:  Pat Gunnin, Vice-President Frederick Pedalers, patg@bgcfc.org

Several years ago the Frederick Pedalers adopted Bethel Road between Mountaindale Road and O’Possumtown Pike.  Two or three times a year members of the Frederick Pedalers gather at the church parking lot at Bethel Road and O’Possumtown Pike and walk to Mountaindale Road while picking up trash.  Trash bags and bright vests are provided to those who come out.  The bags are left at a spot where the county comes and picks them up.  Pat Gunnin is looking for lots of help!

Monocacy Middle School Sunday Ride

 

When: Sundays at 11:30am

Where: Monocacy Middle School, Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD (map)
Length: C Level, 20 – 25 miles
Ride Leader: Terry Eskuchen.
Ride Description: This is a “no cue sheet ride”. We wander around this side of route 15 (no crossing), picking a slightly different route each week. No go if rain or snow or icy roads. Check FrederickPedalers@yahoogroups.com on Sunday morning for any changes or cancellations.

Bike to School Day Activities at Lincoln Elementary

Help Needed:

May 2, 3:30 PM – Bike Safety Check

May 3, 7:15 AM – Bike Rodeo

May 4, 7:15 AM – Bike to School Day from McCurdy Field to Lincoln Elementary (0.5 mile).  We are expecting young children to ride the route and so they will need encouragement and help keep them safe.  It will have police escort and protection along the route.

Also, it appears that many of the kids do not have a  bike of their own.  If you are able to lend a bike for the bike rodeo that would really help.  We need 20″, 24″ or 26″ bikes.  The riders will be 3rd and 4th graders.

Contact Shayne Boucher with offers of help or questions at semboucher@outlook.com

 

Utica Wednesday Ride – April 26

April rides start at 6:00 PM.  (May Wednesday rides switch to 6:15 PM)

Utica Park area is mostly moderate terrain

  • C (Moderate is 10 – 12 mph) (Diana Rabideau – Leader)
  • CC (Moderate is 12 -14 mph) (Dave Sweeney – Leader)

We can also bike  B and Slow and easy  rides if someone wants to lead.

Please contact Terry Eskuchen at Ltesk@comcast.net if you would like to lead any Utica Wednesday Night Ride this season.

Utica Park Wednesday Night Rides

On Wednesday, April 6, 2016 the “Utica Park Wednesday Night Rides” return for the season.  In April and September, the ride starts at 6:00 PM.  In May, June, July and August, the ride starts at 6:15 PM.   We would like to have four different rides on Wednesday nights.

 Please contact Terry Eskuchen at Ltesk@comcast.net if you would like to lead a Utica Wednesday Night Ride this season.

Utica Park area is mostly moderate terrain

  • Slow and Easy (Moderate is 8 – 10 mph)
  • C (Moderate is 10 – 12 mph)
  • CC (Moderate is 12 -14 mph)
  • B (Moderate is 14-16 mp)