Sunday Road Rides @ Utica Park
Ride Leader: TBE Staff & Friends
Location: Utica Park 10200-B Old Frederick Road. Straight down the entrance road near Shelter 1.
Dates: Sunday, May 26. Meet at 1 pm, leave at 1:30 pm
Ride Level: 12-14 mph. Road bikes are best for these rides
Description: Join us for a fun 20-30 mile road ride. It’s more about enjoying the ride, the scenery, and the people than speed, but still going a little faster is fun too. So whether you’re an avid year-long rider, looking to get back in shape, or just interested in enjoying our beautiful county with your fellow enthusiasts, let’s get out together and go for a spin!
The movie “Airplane!;” Flying Dog Beer; and a TBE Bike Ride (need I say more?)
Ride Leader: Tom & Friends
Location: Meet at the Shop
Date: Wednesday, May 22 at 5:45 pm, wheels down at 6 pm
Ride Level: Easy but bring your happy face because it’s movie & beer night
Description: Join us for a short but memorable evening ride to the Weinberg Center where we’ll lock up the bikes for happy hour at 6:30, followed by the cult classic film “Airplane!” at 7:30. There will be craft beer tastings and beer will be sold throughout the evening. Then we ride back. Lights, blinkies, helmets and clear heads are always a plus for evening rides!
Frederick Kid’s Triathlon; Supported by The Bicycle Escape
Ride Leader: Children between the ages of 6-13.
Location: Frederick High School, 650 Carroll Parkway, Frederick, MD 21701
Date: Saturday, May 25, 7:30 a.m.
Ride Level: Non-Competitive
Preparation: Bikes should be brought to TBE for a pre-ride checkup.
Description: Open for children between the ages of 6 to 13, the triathlon offers a safe, non-competitive triathlon experience for children, and more importantly, provides important lessons on staying “safe” in the sun. The race features a pool swim, residential bike course and park path run. And, the addition of timing chips, provides an accurate and “real” timed-race experience! For information go here: http://www.melanomaresource.org/index.php/site/content/frederick_kids_tri/
Memorial Day Remembrance Ride Honoring our Heroes: “Rolling Thunder Only Quieter!”
Ride Leader: Roger
Location: Meet at Memorial Park, 201 N. Bentz Street
Date: Sunday, May 26. Meet at 1:30 pm, ride begins at 2 pm
Ride Level: Casual City riding (10+mph) in moderate traffic. Best suited for adult riders
Description: The Bicycle Escape honors all veterans this day with a 6-8 mile tour around our City and visits to several important sites (Memorial Park, Laboring Sons Cemetery, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, The American Legion). Riders may include veterans from all branches! Show your support by dressing in patriotic colors, attach a flag to your bike and join us.
TBE Mountain Bike Rides
Ride Leaders: Dave and Stephan
Location: Frederick Watershed
Date: Every 2nd Tuesday (meet at Hamburg parking lot) and 4th Tuesday (meet at Sand Flats) of the month. Wheels down at 5 pm.
Ride Level: Casual
Description: The Hamburg Parking lot is located on Hamburg road about 1/4 mile east of Gambrill Park road. The first Sand Flat ride is scheduled for April 23rd, weather permitting. The parking area for Sandflats is just off Gambrill Park road and is located approximately one mile north of the intersection of Delauter and Gambrill Park roads. Parking is on the right hand side.
2nd Tuesday Ride Description (Hamburg parking lot): Heading south on the trail, we will run the "Figure 8". This is an 8 mile loop which includes: Blue, Dave's Cut, Lawnmower, VW, and Knuckle Buster. These trails include two creeks crossings, small rock drops, and logs of various diameters, narrow twisty single track and fire roads. There are an optional large rock climb overs. Change of elevation: 250'. All of the rock drops are roll overs. You do not have to jump off ledges.
4th Tuesday Ride Description (Sand Flat parking lot): Heading east of the trail head we will ride an 11 mile loop which includes: Blue, Zen, F2, Viper, Salamander and Skink. These trails include creek crossings, technical rocky terrain, medium rock drops, logs, and steep technical sections. You will most likely have to get off your bike and walk/carry them in some areas. Change of elevation: 500'. One should be in good-excellent physical condition to attempt any trail in the shed. Always be aware of your surroundings. Bears and rattlesnakes (though rarely seen) are in the area. With luck, you will hear or see the resident owls. One must sign a waiver. TBE or the ride leaders will not be held responsible if a mishap occurs.
Questions? Contact Tom at The Bicycle Escape, 301.663.0007