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TOUR DE FREDERICK 2021
 

This year's Tour de Frederick will be a hybrid model, offering in-person, socially distant, and virtual options!
 In 2020, we had to pivot to a completely socially distant/virtual event but still came together for the youth and raised over $160,000!

Please join us again this year as we #BounceBack to make an even bigger impact and meet the increasing needs of the youth and families that we serve at Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County. We are committed to doing #whateverittakes for the kids! 
THANK YOU for your support!
 

Join Us for Our 2021 LIVE In-Person Cycling Event

Saturday | August 7, 2021

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. YOU MAY REGISTER AT PACKET PICK UP ON FRIDAY AUGUST 6, FROM 4PM - 7PM AT THE WALKERSVILLE FIRE HALL. THERE WILL ALSO BE ON-SITE REGISTRATION ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 7 STARTING AT 5:30 AM.

$100 - Adult Riders
$30 - Child Riders

 
It's More Than a Scenic Ride, It's an Experience of a Lifetime!

At Tour de Frederick, not only will you get to ride the most beautiful routes in the area, you will also be able to surround yourself with individuals both different and alike, to celebrate such an important cause that brings us together - the important work of the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County.

All TDF riders will receive a FREE 2021 special edition t-shirt and teams will receive an invitation to a pre-ride dinner (with lots of carbs!), access to one of best finish line parties ever and so much more!

What are you waiting for? Sign up now!





 

2021 Tour de Frederick Routes

The 2021 Tour de Frederick GPS links and cue sheets for the routes are officially linked below! 
 
 
 ROUTE START TIMES

It is extremely important that you follow your route start times for safety purposes. Please see below:

 6:30 am        Century ride (100 miles)
 7:00 am        Metric century ride (62 miles)
 8:30 am        Club ride (31 miles)
 10:00 am      Family ride (10 miles)


NOTE: Please take care of yourselves while training and remember the following:
  • Helmets are required.
  • Follow traffic laws.
  • Use proper cycling etiquette.
  • Honor safe social distancing.
  • Safety first! Keep yourself, fellow cyclists, and drivers safe.
 

 
IMPORTANT EVENT DAY INFORMATION

There are many important details we need to cover pertaining to safety and logistics for the Saturday ride. Please read this email carefully. 

 

LOCATION AND VENUE NOTES:

The Saturday Ride will be taking place Saturday, August 7th at the Walkersville Fire Hall (79 W Frederick St, Walkersville, MD 21793) 

Please note: No biking shoes will be allowed inside of the fire hall, plan accordingly with a change of shoes.   



Parking & Traffic Flow – Please be sure to carefully follow the traffic patterns as they have changed from previous years. The drive-in entrance on Saturday will be moved so that cars will BOTH enter and exit using the EXIT lane on the side of the fire hall that is closest to Walkersville High School. When approaching the fire hall, please use caution to keep parking volunteers and riders safe! 



WHAT TO BRING: 

Please bring an ID (required for beer) and money for additional beer tickets, merch, etc. (please avoid using cash). You are also welcome and encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or a blanket to use while enjoying the finish line party.

 

EARLY PACKET PICK UP & REGISTRATION

We will be hosting an early packet pick up THIS FRIDAY at the Walkersville Fire Hall (79 W Frederick St, Walkersville, MD 21793) from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Registration on Saturday will begin at 5:30 a.m., one hour prior to the start of the Century Ride. 



RIDING SAFELY:

1) Please be sure your bike is in good, working order before you arrive on Saturday.  If in doubt, take your bike to a shop to get a tune-up.  We recommend The Bicycle Escape and their mechanics will be available on Saturday at the event. 


2) You MUST wear a helmet. Riders without helmets will NOT be allowed to ride or will be removed from the course if seen riding without a helmet. 


3) Do not ride more than 2 abreast.  Many of these roads are narrow country roads.  Please do not take up a whole lane of traffic by riding more than 2 abreast.  SAG vehicles have been told to break this up if they see it on course. 


4) Obey all traffic laws. If you see a red light or STOP sign...you must stop!  The roads are not closed, and you will be riding with vehicles on the road.  Riders seen breaking traffic laws will be removed from the course.



REST STOPS:

There will be a total of 6 rest stops on the course. Century riders will pass all 6, the Metric 4 and the Club Ride 2.  When you are entering or leaving a rest stop, make sure you know your surroundings and signal or tell people what you are doing to avoid an accident. Make sure to thank our great rest stop sponsors who are out there to support you!   

 

Water, Gatorade, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, granola bars and bananas will be at every stop and each stop will have their own special treats for riders. Rest stop times will be printed on the cue sheets.



COURSE NOTES 

The Century route will be marked with PINK arrows, the Metric Century with GREEN arrows and the Club Ride with ORANGE arrows. 
The Family Ride is not marked because it will have a guide and the cue sheets will be provided. 
Please take a cue sheet with you before you leave. These will also be available at the fire hall.

Ride with GPS: You can create a free Ride with GPS account by visiting https://ridewithgps.com/.  To get started or have it available to use on Saturday, you can search your route (example "2021 Tour de Frederick Century").



COVID-19 SAFETY 

Your safety is our TOP priority! We all need to stick together to keep our entire community safe when returning to in-person cycling. While we’ve got a solid plan in place to protect you, here’s how you can do your part: 

Stay home if you are sick or have been in contact with someone who is sick within the past 14 days. Consider becoming a distant rider if you’re part of a vulnerable group and haven’t yet received your vaccine. 

Be Informed! Read all event communication and signage, as it could contain important safety information on new event procedures and policies. Follow the instructions of medical personnel and Tour de Frederick volunteers.  

Maintain a safe and respectful distance from others.  

Practice proper health and hygiene methods for hand washing, hand sanitizing, sneezing, coughing, etc.  

You are welcome to wear a face covering if you want. We ask that if you are not vaccinated that you please wear a mask INSIDE of the fire hall. 

Show up on time for your assigned start time. 



FINISH LINE PARTY 

Tour de Frederick is more than just a scenic ride, it’s an experience! Because we appreciate your participation and how it supports Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County, we want to thank you with an awesome finish line party! Please be sure to stick around after your ride (or to stop by if you are a distanced rider), and enjoy delicious food by chef Jean-Louis Lepage (our 2019 chef), and beer from Idiom Brewing Co. and Flying Dog Brewery, as well as live music performances by The Freddie Long Band and Brian Harris. We encourage and welcome family and friends to join you! 

Finish line party tickets for non-riders will be on sale upon entry ($20 for anyone 18 & up and $5 for anyone 17 & under). 

 

BIKES FOR THE WORLD – DONATE USED BIKES! 

We are pleased to share that Bikes for the World will be at this year's Tour de Frederick collecting used bikes. All bikes that are donated will be shipped to NGO partners around the world, where residents will re-condition the bikes (creating jobs) and distribute them for affordable transportation to school, employment, and healthcare! Drop off your bike from 8a-12p at the Walkersville Volunteer Fire Company on August 7th. Distanced riders are welcomed and encouraged to come donate any used bikes if they have them! 


 

Finally, this year’s Tour de Frederick would not be possible with our 2021 Sponsors. Please be sure to check out the amazing folks who helped us make this event possible! Be sure to thank them when you see them. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email them to tourdefrederick@bgcfc.org.