Utica Park Wednesday Night Rides

Utica Park Wednesday Night Rides move to 6:15 PM on May 6.  Our goal is to have 4 rides:  Slow and Easy, C, CC and B.

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)

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

Members can check FrederickPedale​rs@yahoogroups.​com for current ride Wednesday night ride leaders.

Hills and Pacelines

When: Every Tuesday from May 12 through August 25, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Where: Utica Park

Length: 28 miles at a B pace

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

Ride Description: Hills and Pacelines returns again this year.  We will ride up Catoctin Hollow, regroup at the top, and then descend, regrouping at MD77.  Then down the mountain on MD77 into Thurmont, where we regroup once more.  From there we will ride in pacelines back to Utica.  Slower speeds early in the season, faster speeds as we work ourselves into shape.

Easy Covered Bridges

Easy Covered Bridges

When: Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Where: Utica Park

Length: 34 miles at a C pace

Leader: Terry Eskuchen, 301-676-4747, Ltesk@comcast.net

Ride Description: We’ll use Brian King’s old cue sheet and cross the three covered bridges.

Mount Vernon Trail Ride

When: Friday May 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM (This was changed from April 10)

Where: Roosevelt Park on GW Parkway

Length: 38 miles at a C pace

Leader: Lee Rabideau, 301-639-3394, lrrabideau@comcast.net

Ride Description:  A trail ride to Mount Vernon passing through Alexandria. We will stop in Alexandria at Starbucks for coffee and then lunch at Mount Vernon. We’ll return stopping in Alexandria again on the way back. The trail is paved and well suited for either a hybrid or a road bike.

If rain is forecasted and/or the temperature is will be below 50 degrees, call to confirm on the day before.

Plenty of parking is available at the Park, however you will need to travel south to Regan National then circle back north on the GW Parkway to get into the parking lot of Roosevelt Park. When leaving Roosevelt Park you can get directly onto northbound GW Parkway

Spring Century

When: Friday, April 24 2015 at 08:00 AM

Where: Orchard Grove Shopping Center (Food Lion, Wendy’s) – Thurmont MD

Length: 100 miles with options of 76, 65 and 51 miles

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

Ride Description: This year’s ride goes west over the mountain, first circling Hagerstown, then to Leitersburg and Gettysburg. From there we’ll catch our collective breaths and take the short way down Kelbaugh Rd to Thurmont. There will be a sit-down restaurant lunch around 50 miles into the ride. We will endeavor to keep together as a group in a social pace of about 14 mph. If you wish to ride faster or slower, you are still welcome. Options of 51, 65 and 76 miles will be available (that avoid the lunch stop). This ride will be fairly hilly – bring your low gears and food to munch between rest stops.



Cherry Blossom Ride


When: Monday April 13th, 2015 at 6:15p

Where: In front of Barnes and Nobles, 4801 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Length: 20 miles at a C pace

Leader: Brian McEntire, (301)639-8907 cell, brian.mcentire@gmail.com


Ride Description: 

A meandering ride down the Capital Crescent Trail to the Tidal Basin where we will take in the Cherry Blossoms. We will relax on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial before returning. Headlight and taillight required, sunset will occur about half way through the ride.