National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race

Experience 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 10th Annual National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race

July 13, 2024


High Wheel Race


Experience the Thrill of Race Day

High Wheels in Downtown Frederick

Make your plan to attend the National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race and take in the spectacle of the nation's largest pennyfarthing bike race. Use our guide to experience this wonderful, family-friendly event.

Downtown Frederick’s newest outdoor happy hour on the front lawn of City Hall! Featuring craft beverages, food trucks, family-friendly fun, music, and an exclusive inside-the-track experience during the National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race.


Discover the emergence of a unique cycling culture in Frederick County 

Make A Stop At These Unique Frederick Bike Shops

  • 15 E. 6th St.
  • 240-741-9524

Bicycle studio and Craft Coffee. Specializing in steel bikes for sale and bike and touring gear rentals. Our coffee is responsibly sourced and craft roasted. Artisan toast, lite fare and waffle weekends. Wednesday - Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • 229 N. Market St.
  • 301-663-9288

Retail sales and service of bicycles - located in downtown Frederick for 26 years. Owned and run by experienced cyclists

  • 301-663-0007

The Bicycle Escape Mobile is a bike shop that offers you the convince of meeting you where you live, work, or ride. We offer a full range of repair and assembly services and sell both new and used bikes.