Author Archives: Terry Eskuchen

After Road Pick Up Ride

When:  Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 10:45 AM

Where:  Intersection of Bethel Road and O’Possumtown Road

Length:  Approximately 30 miles

Leader:  Lee Rabideau

Ride Description:  After the Adopt-A-Road pick-up, Lee will lead a ride 30 miles long, up to the Sheets in Thurmont and then return to the starting point.  Even if you don’t do the Road Clean-Up, you are welcome to come on the ride!


Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Leader: Lee Rabideau at

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. Lee Rabideau is looking for lots of help!

Hills and Pacelines

When: Every Tuesday starting May 2, 2017

Where: Utica Park

Length: 27 – 30 miles at a B pace

Leader: Bill Smith <>

Ride Description: Hills and Pacelines returns again this year.   This ride will be 27 miles – 30 miles.  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 Night Rides 2017

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017 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)

Ride of Silence

When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (Meet at 6:30 PM for a 6:45 PM ride start)

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


Ride of Silence Pace-ALL 12 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

Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day

On Friday May 19, 2017 Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invite you to celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Attend one of 83 pit stops in D.C., MD, and VA to receive refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for bicycles being given away. In Frederick the pit stop is the MARC Station on East Street.

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Utica Park Rides November 2016 – March 2017

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

When: March 15, March 22, March 29 Wednesdays,  at 4:00 PM

Where: Utica Park

Length: 15-25 miles at a C pace

Leader: Paul Lentz 301-845-0658,

Ride Description: THIS RIDE HAS CHANGED FROM 3:00 PM TO 4:00 PM ON MARCH 15, MARCH 22 AND MARCH 29.  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.

Monocacy Middle Sunday Rides

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 on Sunday morning for any changes or cancellations.