August 8, 2016

Melissa Joseph Muntz, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Visit Frederick,, phone: 301-600-4023, fax: 301-600-4044

Tour de Frederick and High Wheel Race This Weekend

Frederick, MD – Bicycles of every kind will take to the streets of Frederick County this weekend, August 12-14, 2016.

The 7th Annual Tour de Frederick features bicycle rides from 8 miles to 100 miles over the course of the weekend. Funds raised from the event will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Frederick County. The various rides are listed below and include length of ride and start time:

Friday, 2:30 pm Frederick History Ride, 10 miles

Saturday, 6:30 am Century Ride, 102 miles

Saturday, 7:00 am Metric Century Ride, 62 miles

Saturday, 9:30 am Club Riders Ride, 31 miles

Saturday, 10:30 am Family Ride, 13 miles

Sunday, 8:00 am Covered Bridge 36 miles

The National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race will take place in historic downtown Frederick on August 13, 2016. This is the nation’s only high wheel race! Racers will ride high wheel bicycles along a 0.4 mile route. This year's race will consist of 2 qualifying heats and a final race to determine the 2016 champion. Activities associated with the race are listed below:
2:00 pm Streets Close for Race
2:00 - 7:00 pm Pennies & Pints Beer Garden at Frederick's City Hall Courtyard
3:00 pm National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race begins (2 races - qualifying heats)
4:30pm Antique Bicycle Parade
5:00pm Public Servant Relay Race
5:30pm Final Race to determine winner
6:15pm Awards Ceremony and Closing

For more information about any of the events listed above, please contact Melissa Joseph Muntz at Visit Frederick.

Visit Frederick is the recognized Destination Marketing Organization for Frederick City and Frederick County, Maryland. It operates the Frederick Visitor Center and related Visit Frederick programs that
include Destination Marketing and Group Tour Marketing. For more information about Visit Frederick, visit or call 301-600-4047.