Bicycling in Frederick County
Frederick offers bicycle routes and trails for riders of all skill levels. The Frederick History Bicycle Loop is an ideal ride around town for families, with stops at the Francis Scott Key Monument and several local Civil War sites. Named the best bike ride in Maryland by bicycling.com, the picturesque 40 mile Covered Bridge route is perfect for touring and road cyclists, taking you to all three of Frederick's historic covered bridges. Pick up the pace and explore the county on two wheels!
Home to the National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race
Frederick is home to the only high wheel race in the United States - the National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race. This unique racing event takes over the streets of historic Downtown Frederick, Maryland every August. Racers ride original or replica high wheel bicycles dating from the late 19th Century. To celebrate these historic machines, the event features riders dressed in vintage clothing. The race is a one-hour criterium (multi-lap) race of high-wheels along a 0.4-mile route through historic downtown Frederick, MD.
*This High Wheel Race will be taking a break in 2019 and returning to Frederick in 2020*
Ride Frederick County
Frederick County, Maryland, is the ideal destination for those with a passion for pedaling. Whether you're an avid road cyclist with a carbon fiber frame and clipless pedals searching for the next cool strip of pavement with amazing scenery or a mountain biker looking to cycle some of the best singletracks on the East Coast, Frederick County has it all.