Dear Friends,

We're only able to ride one day this weekend, so Saturday it is!  We'll be joining Bill Shakespeare Smith and his merry band of FredPeds on the annual Frederick Pedalers century.  Bill has come up with a beautiful new route starting from Monocacy Middle School.  Hope to see you there!  Here's the scoop, straight from the bard's pen:

September 26 (Sat) 7:00 AM ALL 100 Monocacy Middle School
Rolly Atkinson Memorial Century

Pick up your cue sheets and maps from the website or at the start. We will meet at 7:00 AM at Monocacy Middle School and all leave for Emmitsburg at 7:15 AM to meet the metric century riders. The route overlaps the metric century route for 62 miles after Emmitsburg.  Lunch in Biglerville at either Mamma's Pizza or (wow!) the 7-11.
  Terrain is gentle with a couple of hills - only about 2,000 feet of climbing.  Goes through Emmitsburg, Fairfield, Arendtsville, Biglerville, Bonneauville, Emmitsburg (again) and back.

Cue sheet can also be found here:

Directions to the ride start:

MONOCACY MIDDLE SCHOOL, FREDERICK, MARYLAND, 8009 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick MD  21702

From D.C. Beltway (I-495), take I-270 north 31 miles to Frederick.  Continue north on US15 3.7 miles.  Take Exit 16, Motter Ave exit (sign for Frederick Community College).  Turn RIGHT at the traffic light onto Opossumtown Pike.  In about 1.5 mi. turn RIGHT into Monocacy Middle School parking lot (just after Frederick Community College on the left). 

If you have any questions about the ride, you can contact Bill directly at  Note that the meeting time for this ride is 7:00 a.m., not our usual 7:30!