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Announcements for club rides

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 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.

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

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

Shoot The GAP – June 25, 2016

When: Saturday June 25, 2016; meet at 9:00 AM

Where: Frostburg MD

Length: 65 miles at a CC pace

Leader: Bill Smith (

Ride Description: Gravel riding from Frostburg to Rockwood (lunch, and maybe a mile or two further north) and back. Easy pace, about 65 miles total. To get to the trail head, set your GPS to 10202 New Hope Rd NW, Frostburg, MD 21532; there is a parking lot there.  Do not park near the train depot (long story, just don’t). 9 am meeting time, 9:15 am departure time.  Travel time from Frederick is about 90 minutes.

The Revolutionary War Fots of the Patapsco River – July 9, 2016


The Revolutionary War Forts of the Patapsco River

When:  Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Where:  Ridgeway Elementary School,  1440 Evergreen Rd,  Severn, MD 21144 (Directions below)

Length:  Approx. 50 miles at C pace

Be advised, that this cue sheet is approximate, showing distances to the next turn, with no total miles at any point.  I will email anyone a cue sheet who would like one.  I am also going to send one attached to the club the week of the ride, so that riders can download and print their own sheets. I do not have convenient printing available to me.

Leader: Glenn Angus, 410-55-5083  [410-608-2206] 

Ride Description:  During the Revolutionary War [and for many years afterwards],  there were four forts protecting the City of Baltimore from attack by water: Fort McHenry, Fort Armisted, Fort Carroll, and Fort Smallwood. This ride will visit three of these, all but Fort McHenry.

The route will take us past BWI/Marshall Airport, and we will spend some time on the famous B&A Trail before heading NE toward Baltimore Harbor, aka Patapsco River.

Our first stop will be Ft Armisted Park, in the NE part of Anne Arundel County.  The park offers spectacular views of the Francis Scott Key Bridge. This park is at the foot of this bridge.  Directly offshore, is the historic Ft. Carroll, built on an island more than half way across the river.  In view are also some of Baltimore’s  steel and ship yards.

We will then head downriver, through Riviera Beach, onto Ft. Smallwood Park, which offers unobstructed spectacular views of Downtown Baltimore, but at nearly 20 miles distant, framed by the Key Bridge.  At this point, we are nearly at the Chesapeake Bay, and one can easily see across to the Eastern Shore.

Our return brings us back via Severna Park, and the B&A Trail, winding our way back through Millersville and Severn, for a distance of approximate 50 miles, depending on your computer’s calibration.

The scenery across the water is spectacular.  Some of the route may be a bit “urban” for the Frederick area, but there is no heavy congestion with which to deal. Most of the route is easy-going rural/residential roads.

A lunch stop at a sit-down restaurant is not going to be possible. I suggest you bring your food with you.  However, in Riviera Beach, about 5-6 miles before the 2nd Rest Stop at Ft Smallwood Park, there is a Royal Farm Store, where one could have a sandwich made to take with you, to eat at the park.

Below are directions to Ridgeway Elementary School.

Take I-70 EAST towards Baltimore

Take MD-29 SOUTH [Exit 87]

Take MD-100 EAST [Exit 22], a LEFT EXIT

Take Telegraph Rd/MD-170 SOUTH  [Exit 11]

Pass Donaldson Av/Reese Rd [@ CVS/Royal Farm Store on LEFT] @ TL

In about 1.3 mi, turn LEFT onto Evergreen Rd.

Take 1st driveway LEFT into School. It is only about 50’.

You should allow about 90 minutes travel time.