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


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 if you would like to lead any Utica Wednesday Night Ride this season.

Adopt-A-Road – April 23, 2016 CANCELLED – NOW 5/14/16

Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Leader:  Pat Gunnin, Vice-President Frederick Pedalers,

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!

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 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)

Monocacy Middle School Sunday Ride APRIL 3 CANCELLED

Due to high winds, this ride has been cancelled for today.


When: Sundays at 11:30am
Where: Monocacy Middle School, Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD (map)
Length: C Level, 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 FrederickPedale​rs@yahoogroups.​com on Sunday morning for any changes or cancellations.

March 26 Spring Century Check Out Ride

When:  Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 7:30 AM

Where:  McDonald’s in Emmitsburg

Length:  103 miles with a metric shortcut , 13 mph rolling average

Leader:  Bill Smith    

Join Bill Smith on Saturday for the Spring Century check-out ride (with a metrick shortcut).   The century will be 103 miles at a slow pace – about 13 rolling average.  The ride will be going up King’s Gap, with two long hills.  The rest is rolling.  Bill will bring cue sheets.  If you have any questions, contact Bill at

Shenandoah Valley Ride – June 17 – 20, 2016

Two members are planning a 4 day (3 night) ride in the Shenandoah Valley June 17-20. About 35 to 40 miles per day at a 10 to 12 mph pace. We’ll be staying in motels, no camping. This ride is a low intensity tour. Neither of us have cycled the Valley before, but we are up for the trip. The plan is to leave Strasburg, Va Friday morning, cycle down the valley as far as Staunton, turn around and come back. We would be staying overnight in New Market and Staunton. My truck can hold two more bikes, but I do not have room for another passenger. If you think you would like to join us contact me at:, phone 410-374-4416. Stuart Bonning

Spring Century – April 15, 2016

This year’s Spring Century will be on Friday, April 15, 2016.  It will include a Metric portion.  The century will probably start in  Emmitsburg and go through Mt. Holly Springs.  There will be climb up Kings Gap.  The metric might start in Bigglerville, PA.  Bill Smith is working on the routes.  Check back for exact details.  In the meantime, put it on your calendar!