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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.

Axe Murder Ride

Starts at Myersville Park and Ride.  This ride visits the important sites associated with an axe murder from the early twentieth century. To get the full effect you need to ride it with with Doug Stull, our amateur historian. Doug frequently leads the ride around Halloween. The ride is 44 miles long with options of 37 and 22 miles.  Submitted by Doug Stull.   cue_sheet

October 31, 2015 (Sat) 9:00 AM CC pace (12-14 MPH)  44 miles Myersville Park and Ride

Back by popular demand, the Axe Murder Ride will pass through the communities of Myersville, Pleasant Walk, Smithsburg, Cavetown, Funkstown, Smoketown and others. This scenic ride will be hilly. No one will be dropped, and I would like to regroup at key places on the route that are mentioned in the newspaper article.

I will post the article on the Frederick Pedalers Yahoo Group as a reading assignment before the ride. The headlines are “THE SHOCKING DEED OF AN INSANE MAN” and below that is “THE ENTIRE BODY REDUCED TO SMALL BITS.” Read the article and think about the transportation, communication and crime scene investigation techniques of today versus 1908. These changes are the real theme of the ride, not the crime that occurred in that one room cabin.

There is a bail-out point at about 10 miles into the ride for anyone who doesn’t want to ride into Washington County. The cue sheet also has a 36 mile option and the bail-out option would be about 21.5 miles.

Bennie Duncan Ride

When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Where: Utica Park

Length: 27 miles at a C pace

Leader: Terry Eskuchen, 301-676-4747,

Ride Description: A pleasant ride over to Walkersville, where we’ll ride on the beautiful Bennie Duncan Road. We’ll stop at the Highs/Citgo and then continue back to Utica Park.

Spring Century

When: Friday, April 24 2015 at 08:00 AM

Where: Orchard Grove Shopping Center (Food Lion, Wendy’s) – Thurmont MD

Length: 100 miles with options of 76, 65 and 51 miles

Leader: Bill Smith, <>

Ride Description: This year’s ride goes west over the mountain, first circling Hagerstown, then to Leitersburg and Gettysburg. From there we’ll catch our collective breaths and take the short way down Kelbaugh Rd to Thurmont. There will be a sit-down restaurant lunch around 50 miles into the ride. We will endeavor to keep together as a group in a social pace of about 14 mph. If you wish to ride faster or slower, you are still welcome. Options of 51, 65 and 76 miles will be available (that avoid the lunch stop). This ride will be fairly hilly – bring your low gears and food to munch between rest stops.



Cherry Blossom Ride


When: Monday April 13th, 2015 at 6:15p

Where: In front of Barnes and Nobles, 4801 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Length: 20 miles at a C pace

Leader: Brian McEntire, (301)639-8907 cell,


Ride Description: 

A meandering ride down the Capital Crescent Trail to the Tidal Basin where we will take in the Cherry Blossoms. We will relax on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial before returning. Headlight and taillight required, sunset will occur about half way through the ride.

Merry Christmas everyone!  Saturday will have a high temp of  53 degrees!

Urbana-Poolesville-Urbana 40 miles (some hills)

Start is at 10:00 am at the Urbana Commuter Parking Lot (South Lot).
Pace: CC 12-14 mph.After the holiday, come burn some calories! This ride is a club favorite. Very scenic, rolling terrain through Western Montgomery County.
We do go on one stretch of gravel road, but it is fairly tame.
Riders will have the option to climb Sugarloaf Mountain. This is a mild climb, about 1.4 miles. hope the entire group will try it, but riders can opt to wait at the bottom. The effort will be rewarded with spectacular views!
We will regroup as often as necessary. Nobody will be left behind.
There will be a rest stop at the McDonald’s in Poolesville (21 mile mark).

Ride Leader: Dave Sweeney
I will bring Cue Sheets.