About the Frederick Pedalers

The Frederick Pedalers Bicycle Club was founded in 1972. The club is a non-profit volunteer-led organization that promotes bicycling in Frederick County by leading rides, conducting cycling classes and cycling outreach activities.

We strongly promote safe cycling. Ride participants are expected to obey all traffic laws and show courtesy to other riders and motorists. Riders younger than 16 years are welcomed when accompanied by a parent or guardian. For lots of great bicycle safety information, check out these links.


If you would like to join the club please go to our membership page.

Frederick Pedalers on other Websites

If you use Facebook there is a Frederick Pedalers group open to all current members of the club. There is also a mailing list on Yahoo that club members use to discuss cycling.

Club Officers

Executive Council members are elected at an annual meeting held in late winter and serve a one year term.

The 2018-2019 Executive Council consists of:

President Mike Procario
Administrative VP Lynne Hewitt
Touring VP Dennis Wasitis
Secretary Paul Ericson
Treasurer Lee Rabideau


Club Newsletter

The monthly newsletter, “Gearing Up”, contains stories and information about club events. The newsletter is published ten times per year and distributed in PDF format via email or through the club’s website. If you would like to receive a free sample copy of“Gearing Up”, please contact clubmail@frederickpedalers.org

The archive of old newsletters is available to club members. Make sure you are logged in, if you want to browse the archive.

Other Communications

The club has a Facebook page and a Yahoo Groups where members can interact with each other. Late breaking club news is also posted there. For the Facebook page you need to have a Facebook account.  For Yahoo you can subscribe to the group emails without a Yahoo account. Follow the links to see how to join each.

Social Events

The club hosts several social events during the year including a picnic in the summer and dinner in the fall. The annual club meeting is held late winter and is a mix of socializing and carrying the club’s business. Details of these events are published in the newsletter.


Adopt a road sign on Bethel Road

The Frederick Pedalers Bicycle Club was one of the first organizations to participate in the Frederick County Adopt-A-Road program. They received recognition for five years participation 2007. Click here to view information about the club’s Adopt-A-Road activities.

Club Awards

Frederick Pedalers has been recognized for its efforts in the local community including:

The Western Maryland / Frederick County Highway Safety
Task Force for Support of Highway Safety and Bicycle Rodeos

One of the first organizations to participate
in Frederick County’s Adopt-A-Road Program.