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Road Closures

The county will repairing some bridges in the area that many of us ride.

The Frederick County Office of Transportation Engineering announced today that Old Frederick Road will be closed at the bridge over Fishing Creek on or about July 25, 2017. This will allow contractor, Kinsley Construction, Inc., to complete rehabilitation work on the bridge.

The Frederick County Office of Transportation Engineering announced today that Thurston Road will be closed at the bridge over Bennett Creek on or about August 1, 2017. This will allow contractor, Kinsley Construction, Inc., to complete rehabilitation work on the bridge.

Spring Century and Metric Century

Spring Century

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 08:00AM
Where: Utica District Park
Length:  101 miles
Leader:  Bill Smith

Ride Description:  Over the mountain on MD77 to Smithsburg; then north to Rouzerville for a Sheetz stop.  Then over to Chambersburg for a lunch stop at a farm market (this stop makes the entire ride worthwhile).  Back to Rouzerville Sheetz again and over the mountain to Thurmont and Utica.  Two long climbs (5300 ft total) with rolling terrain in between.  Leader’s on-road pace will be about 14 mph.  Ridewithgps: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20484680/

Spring Century 2017 cue sheet

Spring Metric Century

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 08:00AM
Where: Utica District Park
Length:  62 miles
Leader:  none

Ride Description:  Over the mountain on MD77 to Smithsburg; then north to Rouzerville for a Sheetz stop.  Then back over the mountain to Thurmont and Utica.  Two long climbs (3900 ft total) with rolling terrain in between.  Ridewithgps: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20485288

Spring Metric Century 2017 cue sheet

Annual Club Meeting Will Be Held March 18

Please join us for the annual club meeting on March 18, 2017 at 1:30 PM.  It will be held at The William R. Talley Rec Center, 121 North Bentz Street, Frederick, MD 21701. Pizza and drinks will be provided.  Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Club Elections

We will be holding elections for the club officers at the meeting. We are still open to nominations, and we will accept nominations from the floor at the meeting. If you know someone who might make a good officer, please nominate them.

Annual Awards to Ride Leaders

As in the past, we will give awards to the top three ride leaders of the year. In addition, this year, two additional awards will also be given to others who have led rides this year.  If you have led rides, you will get one chance per ride led.  Two names will be picked and given gift cards.  If you have not turned in your sign in sheets (waivers) please email now to Diana Rabideau at mountainmama807@comcast.net

Speaker

Phil Hefler will speak about the rides and tours he has organized over the years. Phil has been running the Catoctin Challenge and Pedal Pittsburgh for about 20 years now.  The former raises money for Habitat for Humanity, the latter is a really lovely and challenging tour he runs each year.  Phil also runs the early-June Dr. Laura Ride to benefit Autism Speaks – in honor of the son of the late Dr. Laura Chaffiotte, club member and bicyclist extraordinaire, who died of ovarian cancer in early August 2013.

Other activities

There will be pre-meeting rides as usual. Watch the website for details.  An “accessory swap” table will be set up to accommodate items.  No bikes please. A few club jerseys will be available for sale.