Per-Olof Kippel is back in Frederick this week to try to earn a second trophy to put in his bike shop. Kippel, the defending champion, joined the Frederick Uncut podcast this week with host Colin McGuire and reporter Allen Etzler to chat about high wheel bicycles and the upcoming race.
Kippel discussed shipping his high wheel bicycles from Sweden to Pennsylvania, where he traveled to pick them up Monday and assemble them before taking them to Frederick.
Kippel, who will compete in high wheel races in Belgium and Frederick this year, talked about his affinity for Frederick’s race course — a nearly half-mile course he said provides the perfect blend of slight hills and straightaways.
The race is on Saturday with events scheduled to start at 1 p.m. The championship race is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.