Take a trip back in time at the only high wheel race of its kind in the country!  Watch racers on bicycles that have up to a five-foot tall front wheel and a tiny rear wheel as they move through a 0.4 mile course in historic downtown Frederick Maryland at speeds up to 20 mph.  There will be both vintage and reproduction bikes and many racers wear vintage clothing.  There are two qualifying heats and a championship heat along with events between those races.  In addition to photographing the racers and spectators you can take advantage of the many photo opportunities Frederick MD offers by visiting its river walk and shooting the architecture of the historic downtown.  There are also many great restaurants and shops if you would like to make a day of it. 
 Frederick, MD
(Start/Finish: Brewer’s Pub, 124 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD)
The National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race
Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
(There is no rain date for this event)
This is a free event.  On-street and garage parking in Frederick is $1/hour.

  • Lenses in the 24-70 range will work well
  • There will not likely be room to use a tripod, but hand-holding should work well and will permit movement between shots of the racers and spectators. 


Driving time is approximately one hour from Fairfax. 

Frederick has several parking garages.  The two closest to this event are the Church Street garage at 17 E. Church Street and the Carroll Creek garage at 44 E. Patrick Street.  Garage information can be found here: https://www.cityoffrederickmd.gov/1342/Garage-Parking
We will meet in front of the Frederick County Treasurer building at 30 N. Market Street, Frederick MD at 11:30 a.m. and then proceed to look for a spot along the course.    
We hope you can join us!
Rena Schild and Steven Glintz
Field Trip Coordinators 2021-2022

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