Utica Park Rides November 2016 – March 2017

Ride Title:  Afternoon Delight (a.k.a. Afternoon Utica C Rides)

When: (Most) Wednesdays, November 2016 – March 2017 at 3:00 PM

(I am not able to lead the following days at this point: Nov. 23rd)

Where: Utica Park

Length: 15-25 miles at a C pace

Leader: Paul Lentz 301-845-0658, plentz@wildblue.net

Ride Description: Think Wednesday evenings, but earlier. We will spend mid-afternoons during the late Fall, Winter and early Spring searching for the ever-elusive “all down-hill” ride while waiting for the evening rides to return in April. The format is pretty much the same as the summer rides, just earlier. Cue sheets will be available, and the ride pace may vary depending on who shows up. If you’re a strong D rider working to become a C rider and the distance is agreeable, you’re welcome to come and we’ll encourage you along. Call or EMail the ride leader if in doubt. Rides are cancelled if there is significant snow or ice on the roads (also if it’s raining). I will post cancellations on Facebook when possible. One last thing: we’ll be back in time for you to do the “Lights and Pizza” ride.

Adopt a Road Trash Pickup

Saturday, October 29, 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!

Utica October 19 and October 26 Ride

Where: Utica Park

Length: 15 or so miles at C pace

Leader: Harry deMoll, 301-676-7614

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. On October 19 and October 26 the ride starts at 5:00 PM.

Utica Wednesday October Rides 2016

Where: Utica Park

Length: 15 or so miles at C pace

Leader: Harry deMoll

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 5 (Will become earlier as the month moves on.) Come and join us because when October is over, the Utica Wednesday night rides are over.

Update October 16, 2016: The rides on October 19 and 26 will start at 5:00 PM.

 

Monkton to York Ride 10/8/16 Cancelled

When:  Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Where:  Monkton Train Station, 1820 Monkton Road, Monkton, MD  21111

Length:  66 miles at a C pace

Leader:  Harry de Moll and Glenn Angus

Ride Description:  Get your hybrid out of the basement and join Glenn and I for a ride on the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail (formerly the North Central Rail Trail) from the Monkton train station  to New Freedom, PA (12 miles); and then on the Heritage Rail Trail to York, PA (21 miles).  We will eat lunch somewhere in York or head back down the trail and stop at one of the lunch stops we have seen along the trail. Total distance approximately 66 miles.

If you will be joining us or have a question, give me a call,

Harry deMoll
301-676-7614
harrydemoll@gmail.com

Lights and Pizza Ride

When:  Wednesdays, October 5, 2016 thru March 29, 2017 at 6:15pm

Where:  Toppings Pizza (5330 New Design Road, Frederick 21703)

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

Leader:  Doug Stull or Bill Smith

Description:  Meet at Toppings PizzaLights (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