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Tour de Frederick

Date: Friday, August 12, through Sunday, August 14
Time: 3:00pm - 12:00pm

This great event raises money for the Frederick Boys and Girls Club.

3:00 pm — Frederick History Loop, 8 miles (plan for 2 hour ride)**
Included with 1 or 2 day registrations; please arrive by 2:30 pm
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm — Registration, AOPA Community Center, 296 Bucheimer Rd, Frederick, MD6:00 pm– Joff Summerfield Presentation – You don’t want to miss hearing Joff’s story of riding his high wheel bike around the world.  Food and beer available for purchase.

5:30 am – 10:00 am — Registration, AOPA Community Center, 296 Bucheimer Rd, Frederick, MD

6:30 am —  Century Ride, 100 miles**

7:00 am —  Metric Century Ride, 60 miles**

9:30 am —  Club Riders Ride, 31 miles**

10:30 am — Family Ride, 10 miles**

11:30 am – 4:00 pm —  Finish Line Party in a one of a kind cool airplane hangar, AOPA Community Center, 296 Bucheimer Rd, Frederick, MD

3:00-7:00 pm —  National Championship Frederick Clustered Spires High Wheel Race — begins and ends at Brewer’s Alley, 124 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD 
Take a look at this cool race

**All Friday and Saturday rides begin and end at
AOPA Community Center, 296 Bucheimer Rd, Frederick, MD 21701
8:00 am —  Covered Bridges Ride, 36 miles
Begins and ends at Utica District Park, 10200-B Old Frederick Road





History Ride:  8 miles

A 2014 Maryland Municipal League award winner, this popular ride has been offered every year in the Tour de Frederick. This is an eight mile loop of historic downtown area of Frederick with stops at the Francis Scott Key Memorial, the Barbara Fritchie House, Hood College, the Community Bridge Mural and 17 other historic points of interest. Led by a Cycling historian, allow two hours for completion.
 Century Ride: 100 miles
The century ride heads out of town into the gently rolling terrain north of Frederick.  Riders will cross four covered bridges (three in Maryland and one in Pennsylvania), a stone arch bridge and a couple of old wooden bridges, as well as pass through the Gettysburg National Battlefield Park.  Most roads are very lightly traveled and the hill climbs are mostly gentle (as are the descents).  Several miles are spent on a road that used to be an old Native American trail.  The route also takes in the beautiful vistas of northern Frederick County where one can see the mountains in the distance to the west beyond lovely farmland.
  Metric Century: 60 miles
The metric ride shares some of its route with the century, but remains in Maryland.  On route, riders will pass through two of Frederick County’s three covered bridges and the Legore stone arch bridge (finished in 1900).  The hills you will encounter are mostly gentle and traffic is typically very light in this section of the county.
 Club Riders: 31 miles
To the south of Frederick along lightly-traveled back country roads lies the Buckeystown Park along the Monocacy River for a relaxing rest stop .  This route is also characterized by short, gentle hills and, at only 31 miles, allows you a nice short scenic bike ride with time to “smell the roses”.
Family Ride: 10 miles
At only ten miles, this ride remains within Frederick’s city limits.  Explore some beautiful neighborhoods and ride along Baker Park and wind through Frederick High School.  This is the flattest ride offered this weekend.


Covered Bridges: 36 miles

Sunday’s offering is a variation of the traditional Frederick County covered bridges ride.  This ride begins about 20 minutes north of town, at the Utica District Park, just south of the town of Thurmont.  We will pass through all three of the county’s covered bridges once more, as well as the Legore stone arch bridge.  This ride is designed to be done at a relaxed pace.  A rest stop will be provided at the picturesque Loy’s Station covered bridge, originally built in 1848 and rebuilt in 1994 after being damaged by arson.  PDF Map   PDF Cue Sheet (route is final)