The Frederick Pedalers Bicycle Club
Located next to the Appalachian mountains in central Maryland, Frederick County offers some of the best cycling in the country with rural roads, covered bridges and a variety of terrain.
The Frederick Pedalers Bicycle Club is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. We offer rides of all classes in and around the area. The Pedalers are primarily a road cycling club, but we occasionally have rides on the C&O towpath or other trails around the area. In addition, to leading rides the Pedalers offer cycling classes, conduct bicyle advocacy, and participate in the county's Adopt-a-Road program.
- May 21, 2013
- Another ride has been added to the ride schedule. It is a 75 mile ride that starts at Paramount Elementary School, Hagerstown, Maryland. This ride goes from north of Hagerstown to Shippensburg, and then climbs the mountain named "Big Flat Ridge", which is a lovely 8-mile climb with a short and exciting 50+ mph downhill on the other side (if you're into "pushing the boundaries"). Then we head south through Michaux State Forest, taking in many more climbs and descents, to Rouzerville, then back to the start. Bring food and water; not a lot of stores on the route. Average speed will fall somewhere around 14.0 mph. The cue sheet is here.
The club conducts rides throughout the year with more in the spring, summer, and autumn. They range from 15 to 100 miles or more. The schedule of rides is posted monthly on the website and in the club newsletter.
We strongly promote safe cycling. Ride participants are expected to wear a helmet, to obey all traffic laws, and to show courtesy to other riders and motorists. Riders younger than 16 years are welcomed when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The club offers single and family memberships. You are welcome to come to a ride before joining. If you would like to join the club please fill out a membership application and an insurance waiver for each member. If you have questions about membership please contact email@example.com for more information about the club.