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