Throughout the year Catoctin Charities holds other events to raise monies for good causes.


Pedal Pittsburgh -
​ 2017 

Contact Phil Heffler for additional information at

301-693-4503 or pheffler@aol.com


Catoctin Charities Inc., a 501(c) 3 organization, was formed in 2009 for the purpose of providing unique and entertaining FUNdraising events in order to make donations to well-deserving community organizations. 

Phil Heffler, Founder and President of the Board of Directors, Catoctin Charities Inc.

​Jeanette Eleff, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Catoctin Charities Inc.





Unique & Entertaining Events for good causes


This will be the final year for the Catoctin Challenge. Once again we are pleased to be raising funds for Camp Greentop with the League for People with Disabilities. 

Camp Greentop with The League for People with Disabilities provides recreational programs at a camp, located in Frederick County Maryland, for youth and adults with disabilities such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrome and traumatic brain injury. 

The Catoctin Challenge provides cyclists with great food, entertainment, ice cold adult and other beverages, and surprise entertainment. This is a you-don't-want-to-miss great bicycle ride.

We limit our participants to 100 riders so that we can treat them right! No long lines, no hassle registration - just a great scenic and challenging route, fabulous entertainment, and delicious food. 

The rides begin in Frederick or Thurmont, Maryland, depending on your route and will lead you through the Catoctin mountains and into the Lodge in Blue Ridge Summit, PA.  You spend the night, have fun, and cycle back to Frederick the next day. 

You have a variety of routes to choose from - and we have something for all levels of riders.

- 20 miles - Ricky's Sprint Ride

- 35 miles - Phil's Revenge Ride (14 miles on Sunday)

-  50 miles - Steve Carrol Marlboro Man 50 (14 miles on Sunday)

- 65 miles - The David and Rex Duet (35 miles on Sunday)

- 100 miles - The Mark Schneider Memorial Century with 35 miles on Sunday


Fundraising is easy because you will be given access to your personal fundraising website when your registration is received. Each rider is asked to raise at least $250 - but imagine how much good you can do if you raise even more. 

​Registration and Entry Fees - 

1. $75

2. Try to raise at least $250 for the League of People with Disabilities


REGISTRATION FORMS ARE COMING!

Contact Phil Heffler, the Ride Genius with any questions at pheffer@aol.com or 301-693-4503. Download a Registration Form below. 




our other events

The Catoctin Challenge 2017
July 29 & 30 -Swan song - the final challenge!

About Catoctin charities