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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!

Adopt-A-Road

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Leader: Lee Rabideau at lrrabideau@comcast.net

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!

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 Ltesk@comcast.net 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

Description

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.

Register now at:  http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org

 

DC Bike Ride

The club received this from DC Bike Ride:

DC Bike Ride, the region’s premier scenic urban bike ride, invites your members to cruise through the District on May 14 as part of ongoing National Bike Month celebrations. 

Make the drive to D.C. for the perfect family-friendly activity on Mother’s Day.  DC Bike Ride offers a unique, recreational car-free tour of our nation’s capital. Riders will pedal by some of the capital’s most-recognizable sites, including the Washington Monument, the White House and the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Participants will conclude their journey with a post-ride celebration on Pennsylvania Avenue near the United States Capitol. (The 2017 course can be found at dcbikeride.com/2017-course/).

The ride is short only 20 miles but the streets are cleared for the ride. I may go and bring my camera for some riding and shooting.

Adopt a Road Trash Pickup

Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Leader:  Pat Gunnin, Vice-President Frederick Pedalers, patg@bgcfc.org

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.  Pat Gunnin is looking for lots of help!

Utica October 19 and October 26 Ride

Where: Utica Park

Length: 15 or so miles at C pace

Leader: Harry deMoll, 301-676-7614

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. On October 19 and October 26 the ride starts at 5:00 PM.