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Announcements for club rides

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.

A Nappetite Ride

When:  Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:45 am
Where:  Monocacy Middle School
Length:  40-45 miles at C pace (about 12 mph)
Leader:  Bill Smith,

Ride Description:  Slow-paced ride to lunch at the Thurmont Country Kitchen.  On the way there, work up an appetite for lunch.  On the way back, work up an appetite for a nap.

Indian Head Rail Trail Plus



When: Saturday, October 14th at 10:00 AM

Where: Eastern trail head which is located on Theodore Green Blvd. approximately 100 yards from U.S. 301 (Crain Hwy),see: The Trail Head will bee on your left and the parking lot on your right.

Length: 47.1 miles

Pace: C

Leader: Glenn Angus

Ride Description: The Indian Head Rail Trail is a beautiful trail. I have ridden the western 5 miles of the Trail as part of the Oxon Hill Bicycle Club annual century ride. I am looking forward to riding the whole trail. We will start at the eastern trail head and ride to the western end in Indian Head (approx.. 13 miles).From there we will ride3 on the roads to Dale’s BBQ for lunch and after lunch we will continue on the roads to Bumpy Oak Road where we will again travel to the Trail and then back to our cars.

Steve Blagg has mapped the ride on “Ride with GPS” and has prepared a cue sheet and at TCX file for loading into your Garmin;

Send me an email ( if you will be joining us. If anyone gets lost driving to the starting point give me or Glenn a call. I’ll be driving to Glenn’s house and then down to the starting point.

Glenn: 410-608-2206; Harry: 301-676-7614

Pine Creek Ride

Lee Rabideau will be leading a ride (Pine Creek Ride) on October 3 and October 4, which will include a 60 mile ride each day.  Participants will leave Frederick on October 2, travel to Williamsport, PA where they will have dinner and spend the night at the Marriott Hotel.  On October 3 participants will travel to Jersey Shore, PA and then start biking at 9:00 AM.  The night again will be spent in an inn.  Biking will resume back to Jersey Shore, PA at 9:00 AM on October 4.  Arrival back in Frederick will be at 10:00 PM.  For more information contact Lee Rabideau at

Let Lee know ASAP if you are interested in participating!

Lights and Pizza

When:  Wednesdays, October 4, 2017 thru March 28, 2018 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

New Wednesday Utica Rides!

The Wednesday night Utica rides come to an end tomorrow night, September 27, but we will start a new tradition with Wednesday Utica rides starting at 12:30 PM.  These rides will start October 11 and weather permitting go through March.  Lee Rabideau will lead the first Wednesday ride on October 11.  If you are interested in leading a Wednesday ride at 12:30 PM, contact Terry Eskuchen, Touring VP, at


Labor Day Ride – September 4, 2017

Trail Ride – Labor Day Monday leaving Shepherdstown at 10:00 am on the C&O Canal traveling down to Brunswick for lunch and refreshments at Smoketown Brewery.  Round trip will be approximately 35 miles and we should return to Sherpherdstown by 3:00 pm.  Park in Shepherdstown on the C&O canal  in the lot on Canal Road approximately 1/2 mile south of the Route 34 (Duke Street) 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:

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:

Spring Metric Century 2017 cue sheet

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.