National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race

Come to see America's only high wheel bicycle race

The only race of its in the nation, this high wheel (penny farthing) bike race features racers from all over the world speeding through the streets of Downtown Frederick. Watch these dare-devils riding antique or replica 19th-century bikes as they compete for the national title. 

The 9th Annual National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race will take place on July 15, 2023

9th Annual High Wheel Race

Learn more about the event and the (fascinating) history of high-wheel bicycle

Watch the 2023 High Wheel Race from the grounds of Frederick's City Hall. Head to the "Lawn Party at the High Wheel Race" hosted by the Downtown Frederick Partnership. Enjoy music, food trucks, adult beverages, and more while enjoying the spectacle of America's only high-wheel bicycle race. 

More information on the Lawn Party

While the view from a high wheel bike is second to none, there are many ways to enjoy cycling in Frederick County!


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