2016 Calendar of Events
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This calendar is presented by Suburban Cyclists Unlimited and lists bicycle events that take place within approximately 150 miles of Horsham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
The following events have been announced by their sponsoring organizations. (SCU does not predict dates based on the previous year's calendar.) See Other Calendars for rides outside of the SCU area. All rides are on-road tours unless noted off-road. Unless marked "SCU", these events are not affiliated with, nor endorsed by Suburban Cyclists Unlimited. Events are subject to cancellation, and dates may change. Please read the disclaimer!
Sat. July 2, Delaware DoubleCross, Smyrna High School, Smyrna, DE. New start location for 2016! Cross and "double-cross" an entire state in only 31 total miles over mostly flat terrain. A second (different) 31-mi loop is also available. White Clay Bicycle Club
Sat. July 9, Pedal Harder for Nepal Earthquake Relief, Lancaster, PA. Ride 25 mi. Benefits Skychaser’s Charitable Foundation, supporting Nepal after the earthquake.
Sat. July 16, Seed Farm Ride & Run, Emmaus, PA. Ride 10-, 35- or 62-mi hilly routes.
Sat. July 16, The Boob Ride, St. Peter's Village, PA. Benefits the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for a Cure for Breast Cancer.
Sat. July 16, New Holland Bicycle Race, New Holland, PA. Ride 30 or 50 mi around scenic Lancaster County with 4,300-4,600 ft of climbing.
Sat. July 16, Tour de Chocolate Town, Hershey, PA. Ride 15, 25, 40, 50, 75 or 100 mi. Benefits Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.
Sat. July 16, Tour de Wyebrook, Wyebrook Farm, Honey Brook, PA. Ride 10, 31 or 62 mi through Amish Country.
Sun. July 17 (was Sat. July 16), Bastille Day Randonee, Flemington, NJ. Note new date! This is a self-supported 84-mi ride through central New Jersey, with 4,600 ft of climbing. A cue sheet and GPS data will be provided to pre-registered riders, but roads will not be marked. Kermesse Sport
Sun. July 17, Irish Pub Tour de Shore, Philadelphia, PA, to Atlantic City, NJ. Ride 65 mi one-way from the Irish Pub in Philadelphia (20th & Walnut) to the Irish Pub in Atlantic City. Register early since space is limited. Benefits the Irish Pub Children's Foundation, dedicated to raising money for children in need and the families of fallen police officers and fire fighters in the Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey Area.
Sun. July 17, SCHI Challenge, Lakewood, NJ, to Milford, PA, 120-mi one-way. Return transportation is provided. Benefits School For Children With Hidden Intelligence (SCHI).
Sun. July 24, Firefighter 50 Bicycle Ride, Westminster, MD. Ride 30-, 50- or 100-mi on-road or a "dirty 30 loop" on both paved and dirt roads. Benefits the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Department.
Sat. July 30, CT Challenge, Fairfield County Hunt Club, Westport, CT. Ride 10, 25, 50, 75 or 100 mi. Features live entertainment after the ride. Benefits the CT Challenge Center for Survivorship in Southport.
Sat. July 30, SpellBound Century, SpellBound Brewery, Mount Holly, NJ. This event is sold out! Ride 25, 45, 63 or 100 mi. Cynergy Cycling Club and Rancocas Valley Little League
Sat. July 30, Z Trek Fundraising Ride, Zarephath Christian Church, Zarephath, NJ. Ride 6, 18, 45, 65 or 100 mi. First annual event benefits the Po River Medical Clinic in Liberia, West Africa.
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The Green Branch Century has been canceled for 2016.
Sat. Aug. 6, Chocolate Tour, Hershey, PA. Ride 10, 25, 35, 50, 75 or 100 mi. Benefits Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Sat. Aug. 6, Dog Daze Century, Myrick Conservation Center, West Chester, PA. Ride 25, 50, 75 or 100 mi over the rolling hills of western Chester County. Brandywine Bicycle Club
Sat. Aug. 6, Farm to Fork Fondo, Lancaster, PA. Ride through scenic Lancaster County.
Sat. Aug. 6, Princeton Bicycling Event, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ. Seven routes: flat/rolling: 16, 23, 35, 50, 65 or 100 mi; almost hilly: 65 mi. Also, 8-mi guided family ride @ 10:30am - pre-registration is necessary for the guided ride. Free T-shirt with registration by July 24. Princeton Free Wheelers (PFW)
Sat. Aug. 6, Tour de Blairstown, Blairstown, NJ. Ride 25, 40 or 62 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain through scenic Warren County. Benefits the Foodshed Alliance.
Aug. 6-7, Bike MS: Mason Dixon Challenge, Liberty Mountain Resort & Conference Center, Fairfield, PA (10 mi SW of Gettysburg). Ride 1 or 2 days, 25-150 mi total. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Sun. Aug. 7, Rotary Ride for Families, Indian Crest Middle School, Souderton PA. Ride 17-mi rolling, 25- or 50-mi hilly, through scenic Upper Bucks County. $5 discount for SCU members! Benefits the Rotary Clubs of Perkasie, Quakertown, Saucon and Souderton.
Aug. 12-14, Carlisle Weekend
Allenberry Resort Bicycling
Weekend, Carlisle, PA. Ride 11-to-75 mi per day. NOTE:
Due to the sale of the Allenberry Resort, this event will move to the Days Inn Carlisle South.
Unlike prior years, there is no live theatrical performance this year.
Registration includes parties in the evenings, a caterer for Friday night, and a host for dinner
on Saturday night. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club
Aug. 12-14, Tour de Frederick, Frederick, MD. This is a 3-day cycling weekend with 8-to-100 mi rides on rolling terrain through scenic Frederick County. Ride through three or four covered bridges. The 100-mi route includes the Gettysburg National Battlefield Park. The National Championship Frederick Clustered Spires High Wheel Race takes place on Aug. 13 in Frederick. Benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County (BGCFC).
Sat. Aug. 13, Brake the Cycle of Poverty, Kutztown, PA. Ride 10, 25, 33 or 62 mi. Benefits Friend, Inc. Community Services.
Sat. Aug 13, Mike Clark Memorial Ride, Alexis I. duPont High School, Greenville, DE. Ride the featured "Conquer the Hills" 62- or 75-mi hilly routes through scenic New Castle County, DE and Chester County, PA, or the gently-rolling 25- or 50-mi routes. Benefits the Mike Clark Legacy Foundation, which supports youth programs.
Sat. Aug. 13, Nightmare Tour, Adamstown, PA. Ride around the perimeter of Lancaster County, 177 mi, with 15,000 ft of climbing. Six official water stops with energy bars. Cue sheet and GPX file are available, but no road markings. Advance registration is mandatory.
Sun. Aug. 13, Ride To See, Galena, MD. A scenic tour of Kent County, MD. Six routes, 15-100 mi. Benefits Galena Lions Charities.
Sun. Aug. 14, CF Cycle for Life, Conshohocken, PA. Benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Sat. Aug. 20, Camp Fowler Festif, Orefield, PA. Ride 10, 20 or 40 mi. More info on Facebook. Benefits Valley Youth House-Camp Fowler.
Sat. Aug. 20, Shorefire Century, Middletown, DE. Ride 35, 65 or 100 mi through flat-to-gently-rolling farmland in central Delaware. White Clay Bicycle Club
Sun. Aug. 21, Covered Bridge Metric Century, HACC Lancaster Campus, Lancaster, PA. Very scenic, 15-, 31- and 62-mi routes through Amish farmlands on rolling terrain with a few hills. Online Registration has been extended to August 15. Proceeds benefit the Lancaster Bicycle Club's grant program.
Sun. Aug. 21, Ramapo Rally, Mahwah, NJ. Six routes, 12-105 mi. Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey (BTCNJ)
Fri.-Sat. Aug. 26-27, BR2RB Bike-a-Thon, Quarryville, PA, to Rehoboth Bay, DE, 125-mi one-way. Friday 80-mi and Saturday 50- and 80-mi one-way routes are also offered. Meal and return transportation are provided. Benefits Black Rock Retreat.
Sat. Aug. 27, Bay Country Century, Owings, MD. Ride 25, 50, 62 or 100 mi on the rolling terrain of Chesapeake Bay’s western shore. Annapolis Bicycle Racing Team (ABRT)
Sat. Aug. 27, Lake
Nockamixon Century, Doylestown, PA. Cancelled
for 2016! Kermesse
Sun. Aug. 28, Brandywine Tour, Unionville High School, Kennett Square, PA. New start location and new routes. Ride 38, 50, 75 or 100 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain. Delaware Valley Bicycle Club
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Sun. Sept. 4, Avery's Hope, Flemington, NJ. Ride 15, 35, 50 or 100 mi through the beautiful back roads of Hunterdon and Warren Counties. This inaugural ride was created to raise money and awareness for the GI floor at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Sun. Sept. 4, Tour de Farm Sussex County, Augusta, NJ. Ride 21 or 70 mi with breakfast and farm tastings included with registration. Optional Farm to Fork Celebration (tickets sold separately).
Sun. Sept. 4, Bike4Beds, Valley Preferred Cycling Center (the Velodrome), Breinigsville, PA. Ride 30-mi rolling or 55-mi rolling-hilly. Benefits the Cavaillon Orphanage and the All of God’s Children Orphanage in Haiti.
Mon. Sept. 5, Donut Derby, Valley Preferred Cycling Center (the Velodrome), Breinigsville, PA. 36-mi fun race on a figure-8 course with the donut zone in the middle. For each donut you consume, you get 3 minutes deducted from your actual ride time to get your D.A.T. (Donut Adjusted Time). Pre-registration only! Lehigh Wheelmen Association
Mon. Sept. 5, Labor Day Century, New Oxford, PA. Ride 25, 50, 62 or 100 mi through scenic Adams County. Hanover Cyclers
Sat. Sept. 10, AJ Foundation Ride for Autism, Yardley, PA. Ride 12, 18, 31 or 62 mi over the rolling terrain of Bucks County. Benefits the The AJ Foundation For Children With Autism and the Comprehensive Learning Center.
Sat. Sept. 10, Amish Country Bike Tour, Dover, DE. Ride 15, 25, 50, 62 or 100 mi on flat terrain. Mass start at 8:00am with police traffic control through Dover - riders have the right-of-way with no stopping at traffic lights or stop signs for the first 3 miles, or show-and-go start 7:00-10:00am without police traffic control. The largest cycling event in Delaware - 2,200 riders in 2015.
Sat. Sept. 10, Amish Country Classic Bike Ride, Bird-in-Hand, PA. Scenic 12-, 23- or 62-mi routes through the Amish farmlands on rolling terrain. The 62-mi route includes the 440-ft climb (in 2.2 miles) up Welsh Mountain with a short break in the middle. It is very steep for a short section, but the average grade is 3.9%. There is an option to bypass the climb, but doing so also bypasses the first rest stop. Benefits the Paradise Rotary.
Sat. Sept. 10, Civil War Century, Thurmont, MD. Very scenic, 25 mi rolling, 50 or 63 mi rolling-hilly, 75 or 103 mi hilly, on low-traffic roads; 1,150 - 6,900 ft climbing. Registration will open in June; limited to 1,600 riders and expected to sell out early. Baltimore Bicycle Club
Sat. Sept. 10, New York City Century, New York, NY. Ride 35, 55, 75 or 100 mi. Benefits Transportation Alternatives.
Sat. Sept. 10, Skipjack Bike Tour, Deal Island, MD. Ride 15, 30 or 65 mi on flat terrain. Held in conjunction with the Skipjack 5k/10k run. Benefits the Deal Island - Chance Volunteer Fire Co.
Sat. Sept. 10, Sourland Spectacular, Skillman, NJ. Ride 26-63 mi; all routes include climbing, as Sourland Mountain is beautiful, but not flat. Benefits the Sourland Conservancy.
Sat. Sept. 10, South Jersey Tour des Farms, Vincentown, NJ. Ride 16, 29 or 50 mi. Stop at designated farm markets and your optional market purchases will be delivered to the starting point. South Jersey Resource Conservation & Development Council
Sat. Sept. 10, SYCBA Fit for a Cause, New Freedom, PA. Ride 10 mi, or run 5k, or walk at your own pace; all on on the Heritage Rail Trail.
Sat. Sept. 10, Tour de Shrine, Philadelphia, PA. Visit three Philadelphia religious shrines as you bike 20 mi through the city. Registration includes mass, confession, adoration, shrine tours and lunch. Central Association of the Miraculous Medal
Sept. 10-11, Bike MS: Bike to the Bay, Dover, DE to Rehoboth Beach, DE. Ride 1 or 2 days, 17-175 mi total. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sun. Sept. 11, Scenic Schuylkill Century, AIM Academy, Miquon, PA. New start location for 2016: on River Road between Manayunk and Conshohocken, with free on-site parking and the Miquon SEPTA station across the street. Ride 23, 46, 68 or 102 mi. Breakfast at the start and pizza at the finish. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP)
Sun. Sept. 11, The Flattest Century in the East (TFCE), Dartmouth, MA. Sold out - registration is closed! Ride 29, 52, 68 or 100 mi on rolling terrain through the scenic coastal shoreline, forests and marshlands of southeastern Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The sponsors say, "Yes, we know it's no longer exactly the flattest, but 30 years ago it was, and we have the name and we're sticking to it." [Editor's comment: 1,100-3,600 ft of climbing.] No day-of-event registration. Narragansett Bay Wheelmen [Editor's comment: Since TFCE is sold out, check out the Devin Laubi Foundation Ride in the same very scenic area, on Sun. Oct. 2.]
Sun. Sept. 11, Thompson Bucks County Classic Cyclosportif, Doylestown, PA. Ride 31 or 62 mi. Held in conjunction with the Thompson Bucks County Classic Criterium men's and women's professional races, amateur road race and the Doylestown Arts Festival.
Sept. 16-18, Tour de Pink® East Coast, Bucks County, PA, to Cape May, NJ. Benefits the Young Survival Coalition (YSC), an organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Sat. Sept. 17, American Dream Scholarship Ride, Millersville, PA. Ride 5, 10, 20, 30 or 60 mi through rural Lancaster County. Pre-registration only! Benefits American Dream Scholarship at Millersville University.
Sat. Sept. 17, Bike the Brandywine, Chadds Ford, PA. Ride 40 or 80 mi along the East and West Branches of the Brandywine Creek. Benefits the Brandywine Conservancy.
Sat. Sept. 17, The Foster 100, Philadelphia, PA, to Cape May, NJ. Ride 100 mi one-way. More information at BikeReg.com
Sat. Sept. 17, Jersey Devil Century, Centerton, NJ. Ride 25 or 50 mi on flat terrain in the morning and afternoon; routes can be combined for 50, 75 or 100 mi. South Jersey Wheelmen
Sat. Sept. 17, RCDCU Bike-A-Thon for Prostate Cancer, Franklin Middle School, Somerset, NJ. Ride 3, 10, 30 or 50 mi. Benefits the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation.
Sun. Sept. 18, Bike the Basin, Northampton Civic Center Soccer Basin, Richboro, PA. This event is for children: Ages 1-14 participate in age-group rides around the 1/2-mi track; ages 14-18 ride Trek the Tyler, a guided a guided 3- or 6-mi ride through Tyler State Park. Benefits the Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation.
Sun. Sept. 18, Bike the Beach, Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT. Ride 10, 20, or 45 mi on flat-to-rolling terrain, or 62 mi, flat to hilly. Start from the beach and ride through up to five historic New England towns on the Connecticut side of Long Island Sound. All of the routes pass by scenic beaches. Benefits people with developmental disabilities through the Probus Club of Greater Bridgeport.
Sun. Sept. 18, Century for the Cure, Camp Riverbend, Warren, NJ. Ride 40, 62 or 100 mi. $100 registration includes choice of rider jersey or event t-shirt and cycling socks; $500 fundraising minimum. Benefits the Cancer Institute of NJ.
Sun. Sept. 18, Country Roads Ride with the Camels, Warwick, NY. Ride 10, 20, 40 or 62 mi on the uncrowded roads of Orange County in New York's Hudson Valley. Orange County Bicycle Club
Sun. Sept. 18, Forman Mills Tour de Shuls, Dresher, PA. Ride 3, 20 or 45 mi. Benefits Camp Ramah in the Poconos and the Ramah Day Camp special needs programs.
Sun. Sept. 18, Gap Gallop, DeSales University, Center Valley, PA. Ride 33, 50, 70, 83 or 104 mi on beautiful, hilly country roads. Pre-registration only! Lehigh Wheelmen Association
Sun. Sept. 18, Honor Ride, Horsham, PA. Ride 20, 40 or 60 mi. Benefits veteran rehabilitation services.
Sun. Sept. 18, Ride for McBride, Tall Cedars Picnic Grove, Hamilton Township, NJ.
Sun. Sept. 18, Three Creek Century, Newville, PA. Ride 25, 50, 75 or 100 mi on lightly traveled roads along and over the scenic Conodoguinet, Yellow Breeches and Big Spring creeks. Or ride 18-mi on the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail. New for this year is the South Mountain Challenge option on the 50-mi route, where riders will have the option of climbing 1,000-ft up Big Flat. Harrisburg Bicycle Club
Sun. Sept. 18, Tour de Talbot, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD. Ride 20, 35 or 62 mi on the beautiful back roads of Talbot and Queen Anne's Counties. Benefits the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy.
Sat. Sept. 24, Ride for the River, Pottstown, PA. Ride 16 or 40 mi, primarily on the Schuylkill River Trail. More information at BikeReg.com
Sat. Sept. 24, Shoo-Fly Classic, Oley, PA. Ride 20, 40 or 60 mi through the scenic, low-traffic, hilly Oley Valley. Lasagna and shoo-fly pie at the finish. Berks County Bicycle Club
Sat. Sept. 24, Tour de Farm Warren County, Blairstown, NJ. Ride 40 or 64 mi with breakfast and farm tastings included with registration. Optional Farm to Fork Celebration (tickets sold separately).
Sat. Sept. 24, Tour de Sussex, Delaware Technical Community College, Georgetown, DE. Ride 25, 50, 62 or 100 mi.
Sept. 24-25, Bike MS: City to Shore, Cherry Hill, NJ, to Ocean City, NJ. Ride 1 or days, 25-180 mi total. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sun. Sept. 25, Bike4Bikes, Sherwood Island State Park, Westport, CT. Ride 20, 47 or 62 mi through beautiful Fairfield County. Benefits Northeast Community Cycles, a non-profit organization that provides underprivileged children and adults with free refurbished bicycles and new helmets.
Sun. Sept. 25, Cycle 4 Awareness, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ. Ride 5, 18 or 36 mi.
Sun. Sept. 25, Larry's Ride, Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, MD. Ride 21, 35, 62 or 75 mi through Baltimore County on rolling-to-hilly terrain. Benefits Bike Maryland.
Wed.-Sun. Sept. 28-Oct. 2, Tour de Pines, various start locations in the Pinelands National Reserve, NJ. Five consecutive single-day (loop) bicycle tours of the scenic, low-traffic New Jersey Pinelands. Benefits the Pinelands Preservation Alliance.
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Wed.-Sun. Sept. 28-Oct. 2, Tour de Pines, NJ. See details in the September listing, above.
Sat. Oct. 1, Adamstown Dirty Dozen Hill Climb, Adamstown, PA. Ride 48 miles, with 12 hills, 6800-ft of climbing. The organizers say, "This is the hardest event you will ever ride". Pre-registration is mandatory.
Sat. Oct. 1, Fall VeloFest, Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Breinigsville, PA. Swap meet.
Sat. Oct. 1, Love, Hope, Courage Ride, West Chester, PA. Ride 40 or 75 mi through beautiful Chester County. Never Forget Foundation, benefiting youth and families affected by the loss of a loved one.
Sat. Oct. 1, MLAR HandlebarKs, Chester Springs, PA. Ride 12, 18, 31 or 62 mi on the beautiful country roads of Chester County, with 5 timed hill climbs, followed by an after-party under the "Big Top". Benefits Main Line Animal Rescue.
Sat. Oct. 1, Pedal4Cam, Exton, PA. Three ride options: 1) 1-10 mi on the paved Struble Trail; 2) 20- or 45-mi on-road; 3) 5- or 12-mi off-road in Marsh Creek State Park. Benefits the Cure4Cam Childhood Cancer Foundation.
Sun. Oct. 2, Bicycling Fall Classic, Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Breinigsville, PA. Ride 10, 25, 50 or 90 mi. Includes timing chips (with prizes for top climbers on the 50- and 90-mi courses), a Roubaix-style victory lap around the iconic Valley Preferred Cycling Center (“T-Town” velodrome) track, and a post-ride party with healthy lunch, free beer, live music. Bicycling Magazine
Sun. Oct. 2, Devin Laubi Foundation Ride, Westport, MA. Very scenic 11-, 25- or 65-mi routes that travel past many bodies of water in the coastal towns of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The Devin Laubi Foundation raises funds to financially assist families of children under age 18 stricken with cancer.
Sat. Oct. 8, New Holland Bicycle Race, New Holland, PA. Ride 30 or 50 mi around scenic Lancaster County with 4,300-4,600 ft of climbing.
Sat. Oct. 8, Sea Gull Century, Salisbury, MD. Ride 62 mi or choice of two different 100-mi routes, all on flat terrain across the picturesque Eastern Shore. Enjoy a kick-off event, live music at each rest stop and a lawn party after finishing your ride. 8,000+ riders.
Sun. Oct. 9, Bike for Bancroft, Mt. Laurel, NJ. Ride 5, 25, 45 or 65 mi through Burlington County. Benefits Bancroft, a leading provider of programs and supports for children and adults with autism or intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Sat. Oct. 15, PD500 Bike Ride, Ludwig's Corner Horse Show, Glenmoore, PA. Ride 16, 45 or 62 mi over rolling-to-hilly terrain in scenic Chester County. Refuel at the end of your ride with a warm meal and a cold beer courtesy of Dogfish Head Beer, plus live entertainment. Benefits Shake It Off, Inc. for Parkinson’s disease research, a non-profit organization.
Sun. Oct. 16, Lifeline 100 Century Ride, Millersville, MD. Ride 15, 30, 60 or 100 mi through scenic Anne Arundel County. Benefits Bicycle Advocates For Annapolis & Anne Arundel County ("BikeAAA").
Sun. Oct. 16, Ride Ataxia Philadelphia, Blue Bell, PA. Ride 5, 10, 25 or 50 mi. Benefits the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA).
Sun. Oct. 23, Covered Bridges Ride, Erwinna, PA. Enjoy the fall foliage of Central and Upper Bucks County with a choice of five routes: the family-friendly 20- and 30-mi flat routes use the towpath along the Delaware river, which is a fine-cinder and hard-packed dirt trail, for part of the ride, or the hilly 33-, 50- and 63-mi routes on paved roads. Travel through up to six historic covered bridges. Central Bucks Bicycle Club (CBBC)
Oct. 28-30, Fall Foliage Weekend, Hanover / Gettysburg, PA. Ride various distances on your own or group rides with leaders. Includes cue sheets, meals, snacks, parties, and hotel accommodations (with indoor pool/whirlpool). Advance registration is required. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP)
Sun. Oct. 30, Oktoberfest Ride, Collegeville, PA. Ride 44 mi with 2,850 ft of climbing or 62 mi with 4,000 ft of climbing. Post-ride Oktoberfest Party at Appalachian Brewing Company. Kermesse Sport
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Nov. 5-6, Philly Bike Expo, PA Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA.
Nov. 9-14, FestiVELO, Walterboro, SC. New location for 2016! Each day will include short, medium, and long rides; 20-105 mi. (The start location is 670 miles from Horsham, PA. This event is listed only because there are no local events at this time of the year.)
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July 23-29, 2017, PA Perimeter Ride Against Cancer (PPRAC). This 6-day ride takes place every two years.
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2015 SCU Mileage Log in PDF or XLS format
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To find additional events, the following sites are recommended (in alphabetical order)
A1 Trail Guide ride calendar
Active.com provides on-line registration for many events.
Adventure Sports Online
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP) calendar and temporary calendar
Bicycling Magazine’s Event Finder
Bicycle Tour Directory
Bike Line Charity Ride Calendar and Community Calendar
BikeReg.com provides on-line registration for many events including the SCU Quad County Metric
Charity Bicycle Rides from Biking Bis (Added 11/25/2013)
League of American Bicyclists (L.A.B.) (Updated 1/11/2015 - LAB Ride Guide is gone!)
Pete & Ed Books Bicycle Ride Links
Philly Pedals - "the Hub of Cycling in Philadelphia" (Added 5/8/2014)
Spokes Magazine Mid-Atlantic Calendar
Stinky Feet Events - Claims to be the "world's largest listing of current running, biking, and triathlon events." (Added 3/14/13)
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Bicycling in Connecticut
Bicycling in Delaware
Bicycling in New Jersey
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Events and dates are subject to change! Although this list is compiled from reliable sources, SCU and the editor are not responsible for errors or omissions. Please contact the event sponsor to confirm the date, registration deadlines and fees, start times, and services provided. We do not predict dates based on the prior year's calendar. When requesting information by mail, please send a S.A.S.E. to the sponsor.
All distances are listed in miles. To convert to metric: 1 mile = 1.6 kilometers; 1 kilometer = 0.62 miles. 31 miles = Half Metric Century (50 km); 62 miles = Metric Century (100 km).
All rides are on-road tours unless noted off-road. All events provide water stops, cue sheets, marked route, and SAG support, unless noted, but SCU is not responsible for the services provided at events on this calendar. All rides return to the starting location unless marked "one-way". Two-day events are Saturday-Sunday and three-day events are Friday-Sunday unless marked otherwise. There are no ride leaders for these events, and you ride at your own pace.
Unless marked "SCU", events on this calendar are not supported by nor affiliated with Suburban Cyclists Unlimited. The listing of an event in this calendar does not constitute an endorsement by SCU or by the editor. All rides and activities posted on this list are the sole responsibility of the individual organizers of and participants in the ride or activity. All participants in rides and activities appearing on this list do so at their own risk and assume responsibility for all hazards, injuries, and other risks inherent in such rides and activities. Roads will be open to motor-vehicle traffic; extreme caution must be used while riding.
Suburban Cyclists Unlimited does not list other clubs' rides that conflict with the major SCU events (May 9, 2015 - Quad County Metric). Commercial tours are not listed other than from sponsors of SCU or at the discretion of the editor. Indoor "spinning" events are not listed on this calendar.
Suburban Cyclists Unlimited is a recreational bicycle club, and we do not support or promote racing. Triathlons, duathlons, amateur races, time trials, and Randonnee events are not listed on this web site.
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Please include the event name, date, start location, route distances and website link in the body of your message. I do not want images or posters. Seminars, races, indoor "spinning" events and commercial tours will not be listed.
NOTE: The start location must be within 150 miles of Horsham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, to be listed on this calendar. A few very-popular rides outside of this range are listed at the discretion of the editor. An event must be listed on the sponsoring-organization's own website before it will be listed on this calendar. Please do not submit unlisted or tentative events.
Please do NOT send ride notices to the webmaster or other officers of SCU!
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This page was updated by Jack Elias on 7/26/2016
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