Saturday, December 10, 2011

Food & Brew For a Cause

Join the Frederick Bicycle Coalition on January 3rd at Brewer's Alley. All day long 20% of your bill will be donated to FBC. Supporting the Coalition has never been easier!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Paramount Clean Up

This was one of my favorite restorations. The bike is owned by my pediatrician. He purchased it from his family's bike shop a few decades ago. Well after the ole' spit shine, repaint (Keith Anderson), and a recreated shop sticker (thanks Danielle) the bike is tip top.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Oregon Manifest

The Oregon Manifest presents bicycle frame builders with the challenge of designing the best utility bicycle. These designs range from large cargo bikes that carry heavy loads to lighter bikes suited for the challenges of urban commuting.

Our frame-building friend, Renold Yip, of YiPsan Bicycles, has submitted this offering (above). Some of you may recognize it as a sister bike to Danielle's award-winning Sunflower bike. As always Renold's bike is an impressive machine. Some highlights on this one include the integrated cable lock and the custom chain guard.

Good luck Renold!

The Bicycle Escape

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


2 1/2 months before we bid this fine shopping center adieu some little punk decides to smash in our window.   Thanks to some kind street sweepers the guy was scared off very quickly and left the scene before he/she stole anything (that I can tell anyway). The police were fast to respond and great to deal with. At the end of the day we were left with a mess and sleepless night. It could be worse.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Emmitsburg Trail Moves Along PLEASE HELP

Here is anther opportunity to help the Emmitsburg trail system.

Meet at Rainbow Lake on Hampton Valley Road west of town on October 8th from 8:00am to 1:00pm
Enjoy FREE coffee, juice and bagels before playing in the dirt. After working on the trail there will be a free BBQ. This is a great opportunity to bring more riding options to Frederick County.

If you have any questions contact

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jacquie Phelan Mountain Bike History Talk/Party

On Sunday October 16th at 6:30 you have an opportunity to meet Jacquie Phelan. She will be giving a mountain bike history presentation and sharing insider information on the formation of the machine and the sport. As always the event will be catered with plenty of food and drink.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Trail Building Project, More Trails = More FUN!

Here is another great opportunity to help create a new system of trails in Emmitsburg. PLEASE help with this project!

Saturday, August 27, 2011 from 8am - 1:30pm

Location: Emmitsburg, Maryland

Rainbow Lake on Hampton Valley Road

The Project: Complete corridor clearing & Begin tread construction

Bring gloves, sturdy shoes, a drink & a snack.

Description: The Town of Emmitsburg has started construction on a stacked loop trail network. This will become the newest singletrack in Frederick County. 75% of the Beginner Trail's corridor has been cleared and the goal is to finish this work and begin shaping the tread on Saturday, August 27, 2011.

In time, this trail system should boast in excess of 20 miles of diverse single track, on terrain comparable to the Frederick Watershed AND Schaeffers Farm. The Town of Emmitsburg has also approved the design Intermediate and Advanced Trails. Upon the completion of the Beginner Trail they will be built.

Join us Saturday for a great morning of trail building followed by a BBQ in Community Park.

Contact Tim O'Donnell: - 301-447-3839

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

FREE Ride w/ the Mayor & Keys Game

The Frederick Bicycle Coalition is proud to host Frederick’s Second Annual Ride with the Mayor event. Mayor McClement will join us as we ride from the gazebo behind the William Talley Recreation Center to the Harry Grove Stadium to watch the Frederick Keys take on the Potomac Nationals. All participants will receive a free general admission ticket to the game! All ages are welcome; however, we ask that children under the age of six either ride in a trailer or in a tow behind bicycle. Registration will begin at 12:45pm and we will leave for the stadium at 1pm. Come out and join us!!!!

Here are the details:

Where – William Talley Recreation Center (121 North Bentz Street, Frederick, MD) When – Sunday, August 28, 2011 Registration – 12:45pm Leave for Stadium – 1pm

Please ride responsibly and wear a helmet

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Tour de Frederick 2011

The Tour de Frederick went off with a bang (and a few rain drops). Pictured is a happy group of riders, and Tom's crazy save-the-day Down Tube shifter fix.

The bike pictured's shifter mount had debonded from the frame. I could not let this rider's event end this way! So with a little Gorilla Glue, safety wire and clear electrical tape (yes, clear!) the bike was good as.... well it was rideable!

In other news a certain someone hogged all the peanut butter.

(Peanut butter kid photoed by Maili Godwin)

Saturday, August 06, 2011

New Trails are COMING please HELP!!!

New trails are getting built in Emmitsburg, MD and they need your help! Corridor clearing will be taking place August 13th and they are hoping for a good turn out to show their town council there’s excitement for the project. The complete project will be a stacked loop system and they’ll be breaking ground on the first piece of a multi-phase project.

Where is Emmitsburg? It is north of Frederick, MD and the trails will be built on the town reservoir property which is situated on the same ridge as Gambrill and the Frederick Watershed so expect similar terrain. Want to know more about the project? Check these recent articles:Frederick News Post & The Gazette

Date: Saturday, August 13, 2011
Time: 8am- 1pm
Location: Rainbow Lake on Hampton Valley Road. Google Maps link.
Contact: Tim O’Donnell- – 301-447-3839

Friday, July 29, 2011

Second Life

We just completed this Firestone Pilot restoration. The owner drug it out of her barn and now has a fun way to re-live her childhood. What a fun challenge!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tour de Frederick SPECIAL Offer

I have the deal of a century for you (pun intended). If you join the Frederick Bicycle Coalition (or are already a member) you can sign up for any day of the Tour de Frederick for ONLY $35. You should join FBC anyway but now you would be doubly silly not too.

This special offer is to hot for the computer so you can mail a check to:

Tour de Frederick; 5911 Jefferson Blvd., Frederick, MD 21703 or stop by and drop it off at the shop. Please make checks payable to Tour de Frederick and do not forget to sign up for the Frederick Bicycle Coalition.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Frederick Kid’s Triathlon

We just completed another great installment of the Frederick Kid’s Triathlon! Thanks to all the great kids that participated in this years event. It was fun as always to see the kids being active with a smile.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Moots MootoX RSL 29er

We just finished Ken's new Moots MootoX RSL 29er. What a joy it was to build. With a 15QR tapered steer tube, Press Fit BB30, Industry Nine wheels, XTR bits and tons of Titanium this bicycle is hard to beat. Enjoy your new bike Ken!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Mason Dixon Roller Vixens Victorious

The Bicycle Escape sponsored the Mason-Dixon Roller Vixens this year and I am proud to announce that they were victorious in Saturday's bout against Virginia's Mother State Roller Derby. Both teams played a good clean game with the final score 173 to 155. On a special note a lovely lady who happens to be one of the owners of Ye' Olde TBE was awarded the MVP unicorn trophy in her debut bout! Congratulations Danielle aka Babyface Bandit!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bike To Work Day Winner

Congratulations to Aron who won this years big prize at Bike to Work Day. We hope Aron enjoys his new commuter bike. If you are not Aron that means you did not win the bike, sorry but fear not we will donate another bike at next years event. Good luck in advance!

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Bicycle Escape is MOVING!

The Bicycle Escape is proud to announce that we are relocating to the Wegmans/Clemson Corner shopping center the was just built across form our current location. The move will take place in December, 2011. The larger space will allow us to better serve our clients.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

QBall with Fat Fork

This bike was an absolute joy to work on. It is high function and high style just like I like it.
The segmented fork was built by Andrew Watson and features Cherry wood caps on the top of the fork. Arne let me play a bit with the aesthetics so I surprised him with a cherry top cap and bar plugs that I turned in our off site machine shop (aka granddad's garage). The QBall frame was made by Scott Quiring of Quiring Cycles.

Enjoy Arne!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

MS Ride Info

Join us for Frederick’s Bike MS event-

Back by popular demand, the National MS Society’s Maryland and Central Pennsylvania Chapters are pleased to offer you the second annual Bike MS: Mason-Dixon Challenge! Are you up for the challenge?

Join us in Gettysburg, PA at Gettysburg College on July 16th for a great day of cycling through scenic northern Maryland and southern Pennsylvania. Three route lengths are available: 30, 62.5 and 100 miles. All routes start and finish at Gettysburg College and participants can expect great route support, well-stocked rest stops and plenty of camaraderie along the way.

Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided. Upon completion of the route, cyclists will enjoy finish line festivities to celebrate a great day of cycling and raising awareness of MS.

To register, visit There is a $25.00 registration fee and $150 fundraising minimum to participate. Look for an upcoming discount code in Spokes. All money raised goes to fund national research as well as local programs and services for the 6,700 Marylanders and 5,800 Pennsylvanians living with MS.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Help Frederick Become More Bike Friendly!!!

PLEASE Click this link and let the folks at Frederick City know that bicycle amenities are important to you! PLEASE do this now, it only takes seconds to complete and will make a difference in the 2012 budget.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Howdy Guv'nor

We just sold this beautiful Pashley Guv'nor single speed and I must say "I want one!" Enjoy your new bike Skye!