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TOUR DE FREDERICK 2022

It's another year of great cycling, community, and camaraderie to support Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County!
 
Saturday | August 13, 2022

More than a ride... Tour de Frederick is an EXPERIENCE!
 
 Tour de Frederick boasts the beautiful scenic views of Frederick County, unparalleled rest stop kindness,  solid SAG support, a rockin' finish-line party with live music, local brews, and delicious food, and all to benefit an amazing organization that helps the kids of Frederick County to thrive, Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County. 

When you ride TDF, you don't just GET a great experience, you GIVE a great experience. #GreatFutures for kids that need a little support, hope, mentorship, and fun!


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MAKE IT A WEEKEND
 
Stay the night with our hotel partners at Plamondon Hospitality Partners. Fairfield Inn & Suites Frederick is offering $99 hotel rooms using our special reservation link. CLICK HERE to reserve now for TDF weekend. 


2022 Tour de Frederick Routes

The 2022 Tour de Frederick routes will be announced closer to the 2022 event.
However, GPS links and cue sheets for the 2021 routes are below.

Our route master will be dreaming, designing, checking safety, and re-dreaming, designing, and checking again right up until our August event. Stay tuned for the 2022 routes.

In the meantime, peak at 2021 below.

2021 TDF Routes
 
 
 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 to ensure the safety of our riders and volunteers.
Please read this carefully before event day. 
Note: Information below can change right up until 8/13/22. Please check back often.
Questions? Email us: tourdefrederick@bgcfc.org
 
 
LOCATION AND VENUE:

Date: Saturday, August 13th
Location: Walkersville Fire Hall at 79 W Frederick St, Walkersville, MD 21793 

Please note: No biking shoes will be allowed inside of the fire hall. Please 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.
 
PACKET PICK UP & REGISTRATION
 
Early packet pick-up and registration is Friday, August 12th at Walkersville Fire Hall from 4-7 PM.
Packet pick-up and registration on Saturday will begin at 5:30 AM, 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.  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 six rest stops on the course. Century riders will pass all six, the Metric will pass four, and the Club Ride will pass two.  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 "2022 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), beer from local breweries, as well as live musical performances. 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 $10 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 13th. 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 2022 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.