Frederick High Wheel Race

This is a America's only High Wheel Race!  I went last year to watch the riders on their high wheel bikes, and thought it would be fun to have a Brompton Club ride prior to the race. :)  Since we had the Brompton small-wheel race in July, we'll swing the other way and see the High Wheel racers!

We'll take a leisurely spin along Frederick's 10-mile Bicycle History Loop, taking in the sights along the way, including the Hessian Barracks, the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, the Francis Scott Key Monument, to name a few. 

Then we'll make our way to the start of the race, where the racers line up for photos and you can check out their cool high-wheel bikes.  They will race for an hour around a couple of blocks - - and the winner is the one who does the most laps in that time. 

So, come out for a fun afternoon of riding through history and cheering on the racers! :) 


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  • Charmaine

    We had very comfortable weather to ride around to see the historical spots and lovely homes. At the town square, they had a number of the old bikes that were cool to see up close. The High Wheel race was fun to watch and the crowd was very enthusiastic! We had dinner and dessert afterwards. Couldn't have asked for a better day! :)

    August 17

  • Nancy

    Great Race with some really cool bikes and riders. Frederick is the perfect location for such a event. Lots of beautiful places to visit and many historical sites. Not to mention yummy food and ice cream!

    August 17

  • dominique b.

    how can I get to Fredecick? I do not have a car. Can I get a ride with someone?

    July 20

    • dominique b.

      dear Charmaine, apologies for responding so late. I was hoping to the last minute that I could come, but I have a big work deadline on monday which will swallow my week end of fun. I hope I can make the next one.I am keen to go on a big bike ride. thanks for giving me your cell phone. you are in my contacts now

      August 15

    • Charmaine

      Hi Dominique -okay, thanks for letting me know -- hope to see you on a future club ride! :)

      August 16

  • Judy S.

    Off to my daughter's wedding this weekend. (Will take the Brompton with me, though!)

    August 11

  • Arthur M.

    Thanks for the invite, but my Brompton is still on the way, so... Wait until Next year.

    August 10

  • Peggy T.

    I am sorry, Charmaine. Going out of town to see my daughter.

    August 1

    • Charmaine

      Oh bummer! :( Well, have a good time - we'll miss having you on the ride!

      August 2

  • Peggy T.


    1 · July 19

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