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National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race
  • August 11, 2018
  • Historic Downtown Frederick
  • Begins at Brewer's Alley, Frederick, MD 21701
  • (301) 514-5127
  • 2:00 PM
  • Free for spectators

    Come watch one of the most unique and thrilling events in the country! The 7th year of the National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race is guaranteed to bring excitement as racers from across the globe compete for the championship title by racing through the streets of historic downtown Frederick atop high wheel bicycles. High wheel bicycles (also known as penny farthings), which were popular in the 1880s, are bicycles with a large front wheel and a much smaller rear wheel.  The race consists of a criterium (multi-lap) race along a 0.4 mile route through the heart of the historic district. Presented by Brewer’s Alley Restaurant and Visit Frederick, this is a MUST SEE event for the whole family, and celebrates the history and love of bicycles. Don’t miss out on the action! For news updates and a full schedule of events, see or