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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.

Event News

Events for 2017 are starting to be announced!
   
Mileage logs for 2017 are available now!
   
Photos from the 2016 SCU Quad County Metric are available from Bluestem Light Photography.
   
Event sponsor's: See the contact information to have your event listed on this calendar. (Start location must be within 150 miles of Horsham, PA.)

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!

There are no future events for 2016. See past events.

2017 Advance Notice!

Some of these listings are based on "save the date" notices, without any details being provided. Events and dates are subject to change!

Sun. Feb. 12, 2017, Stop, Swap and Save, Westminster, MD. Indoor swap meet; 9:00am-2:00pm.

Mon.-Thu. March 6-9, 2017, National Bike Summit, Washington, D.C. Bicycle-advocacy meetings. League of American Bicyclists

March 11-12, 2017, Endurance Sports Expo, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA. Claims to be the largest cycling, running and triathlon expo in the Country.

Sat. March 25, 2017, Icicle Metric, Elkton, MD. Date from Active.com. White Clay Bicycle Club

April 1-2, 2017, Tandem Expo, Pittsgrove, NJ. Free admission.

Sat. April 8, 2017, TSR Spring Classic, Easton, MD. Ride 25, 50 or 62 mi on flat terrain in Talbot County. Benefits Talbot Special Riders, an organization which provides equine therapy to youth and adults with developmental disorders.

Sun. April 23, 2017, Lu Lacka Wyco Hundo, Jenkins Township, PA (near Pittston). This is a hilly 50-, 75- or 100-mi mixed-terrain ride (paved and gravel roads) in the beautiful Wyoming Valley of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

April 28-30, 2017, Face of America. Choice of two routes: ride from Valley Forge to Gettysburg, 120-mi one-way, or ride the classic route from the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, to Gettysburg, PA, 110-mi one-way. Ride with servicemen who have been severely injured in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Sat. April 29, 2017, Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, Bethany Beach, DE. Ride 5, 30, 50 or 62 mi on flat terrain.

Sun. April 30, 2017, Tour de Franklin, Somerset, NJ. Benefits the Franklin Township Foodbank. Save-the-date notice on Facebook.

Fri.-Sat. May 5-6, 2017, Bike Expo New York, New York, NY. The two-day consumer show and packet pickup for the Five Boro Bike Tour. Free admission. Bike New York

Sat. May 6, 2017, Six Pillars Century, Cambridge, MD. Ride 37, 56 or 100 mi on flat terrain in the vicinity of the very scenic 27,000-acre Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Benefits Character Counts Mid-Shore.

Sun. May 7, 2017, Cinco de Mayo Benefit Bike Ride and Walk, Exton, PA. Benefits the Pennsylvania Center For Adapted Sports.

Sun. May 7, 2017, TD Five Boro Bike Tour, Manhattan, New York, NY. 32,000 riders! Registration will open on 1/10/2017. Bike New York

Sun. May 21, 2017, Bloomin' Metric, Sherwood Island State Park, Westport, CT. Register early because this event always sells out. Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club

Sat. June 3, 2017, Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure, Temple University Ambler Campus, Ambler, PA. Ride 3, 12, 35, 63 or 100 mi. $200 minimum fundraising, benefits the American Diabetes Association. Find additional Tour de Cure dates and locations.

Sat. June 3, 2017, Tour de Lebanon Valley, Lebanon, PA. Ride 25 or 75 mi. Lebanon Valley Bicycle Coalition

Sun. June 4, 2017, Bike Ride for Amy, South Brunswick, NJ. Benefits the Amy Feiman Behar Foundation, created to increase the early detection and treatment of breast cancer for uninsured women.

Sun. June 4, 2017, Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, Philadelphia, PA. Men's and women's UCI-sanctioned professional races, vendor expo, volunteer and spectator event.

Sat. June 10, 2017, Revolutionary Ramble Bicycle Tour, Morris Township, NJ. Morris Area Freewheelers

Sat. June 10, 2017, Ride for Autism, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Fundraising is optional. Benefits Autism New Jersey.

Sun. June 11, 2017, ACS Bike-a-thon. Ride to Atlantic City, NJ, one-way, from Philadelphia, Cherry Hill or Hammonton; 31-100 mi. Start from Philly at 6:30am and ride across the Ben Franklin Bridge. Benefits the American Cancer Society.

Sun. June 11, 2017, French Creek Iron Tour, Phoenixville, PA. Benefits the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust.

Sat. June 17, 2017, Double Creek Tour, Dover, PA (near York).

Sat. June 17, 2017, FCC Century Breast Cancer Ride, Scotland, PA. Ride 13, 26, 42, 62 or 100 mi through Franklin County on very-scenic country roads with rolling hills and limited traffic. The 100-mi route has a 5-mi climb to the top of "Big Flat" with an amazing descent. Franklin County Cyclists

Sat. June 24, 2017, Ride to Thrive, Mount Holly, NJ. Benefits the Legacy Foundation. More information on BikeReg.

June 24-25, 2017, Pennsylvania Hope Ride, Hershey, PA. New route for 2017. Ride 70 or 100 miles on day 1, 70 miles on day 2. Benefits the American Cancer Society.

Sun. June 25, 2017, Chester County Challenge for Cancer, West Chester, PA. Benefits the Cancer Program at The Chester County Hospital and Neighborhood Health.

June 23–28, 2017, Bike Virginia.

July 23-29, 2017, PA Perimeter Ride Against Cancer (PPRAC). This 6-day ride takes place every two years.

Sat. July 29, 2017, Z Trek Fundraising Ride, Zarephath Christian Church, Zarephath, NJ. Benefits the Po River Medical Clinic in Liberia, West Africa.

Sun. July 30, 2017, 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. Save-the-date notice on Facebook.

Sat. Aug. 5, 2017, Chocolate Tour, Hershey, PA. Benefits Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Aug. 11-12, 2017, Tour de Frederick, Frederick, MD.

Sat. Aug. 12, 2017, Brake the Cycle of Poverty, Kutztown, PA. Benefits Friend, Inc. Community Services.

Sun. Aug. 20, 2017, 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. Proceeds benefit the Lancaster Bicycle Club's grant program.

Sat. Sept. 16, 2017, 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 [Editor's comment: Uncertain about riding 50 miles? Ride the morning 25-mi loop, eat a good lunch at the start location, and then decide to either call it quits or ride the afternoon 25-mi loop.]

Sun. Sept. 17, 2017, Three Creek Century, Newville, PA. Harrisburg Bicycle Club

Sept. 23-24, 2017, Bike MS: City to Shore, Cherry Hill, NJ, to Ocean City, NJ. Multiple start locations; ride 1 or days, 25-180 mi total. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Sat. Sept. 30, 2017, 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

Oct. 7-8, 2017, Bike MS: Bike to the Bay, Dover, DE to Rehoboth Beach, DE. Multiple start locations; ride 1 or 2 days, 20-175 mi total. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Sat. Oct. 14, 2017, Sea Gull Century, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD. Registration will open on May 15, 2017.

Nov. 11-12, 2017, Philly Bike Expo, PA Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA.

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Maps and driving directions

The 2017 SCU Mileage Logs are available now! 

 

See Mileage Logs for more information, or download the logs directly:
2017 SCU Mileage Log in PDF or XLS format.
2016 SCU Mileage Log in PDF or XLS format.

The XLS files are Microsoft Excel format and provide automatic summation and charting of data. The PDF files are for manual entry of mileage; i.e., print the file once and log the data with pen or pencil. PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF reader.

 
The XLS (Microsoft Excel file) version of the SCU Mileage Log provides automatic summation of weekly, monthly, and yearly mileage, and charts for mileage per week and per month.

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Past Events

Past events of 2016

2015 Calendar 

2014 Calendar 

2013 Calendar 

2012 Calendar 

2011 Calendar

2010 Calendar

2009 Calendar

2008 Calendar

2007 Calendar

2006 Calendar

2005 Calendar

2004 Calendar

2003 Calendar

2002 Calendar

2001 Calendar

2000 Calendar

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Links to Other Events

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

BCP calendar

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  

Bikeride.com

Charity Bicycle Rides from Biking Bis (Added 11/25/2013)

Pete & Ed Books Bicycle Ride Links

Philly Pedals - "the Hub of Cycling in Philadelphia" (Added 5/8/2014)

Road ID

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Things to Consider When Selecting a Ride

  1. What is the terrain — Flat, rolling, or hilly?
  2. What is the location of the ride — City, suburban, or rural?
  3. Number of participants — Do you like big rides or do crowds make you nervous? Some big events, like Bike New York or the Sea Gull, have thousands of riders. Other events have such a small turn out that you can pedal for miles without seeing another rider.
  4. Is there a special attraction along the route; for example, a lake, an historical site, the ocean, or Amish farms?
  5. How many rest stops are provided, and what is the distance between stops?
  6. What is provided at the rest stops — Just water, commercial snacks, or home-baked treats?
  7. Is any food available at the start?
  8. At the end of the ride, is lunch provided, just snacks, or no food at all?
  9. Are a T-shirt and lunch included in the registration fee? Some clubs charge extra for each.

Bicycling in Connecticut

Bicycling in Delaware

Bicycling in New Jersey

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Disclaimer

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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Event Calendar Contact Information

Please send event notices, comments, and corrections to:

Jack Elias
Assistant Webmaster
Suburban Cyclists Unlimited (SCU)


Manually type the above address into your e-mail message, or use this link if you have JavaScript enabled on your web browser:

Please include the event's name, date, start location, route distances and website link in the body of your message. I do not want to receive photos, images, logos, graphics, posters, etc. 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 12/05/2016

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