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.
Saturday, May 7,
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!
The Dream Come True Ride or Stride, held in May for the past 25 years, is cancelled for 2016.
The Rotary 100 Bike Tour, usually held on the 3rd Saturday in May, is cancelled for 2016.
The Tour De Tuckahoe, held in May for the past 6 years, is cancelled for 2016.
Livengrin Ride For Recovery - the bicycle ride component of this event is cancelled for 2016.
Sat. May 7, SCU Quad County Metric, Green Lane Park, Green Lane, PA. Start from scenic Green Lane Park in rural western Montgomery County, and ride 26, 47, 55, 68, 80 or 100 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain in low-traffic sections of Montgomery, Bucks, Berks, and Lehigh Counties. Registration includes free lunch with vegetarian options. Rest stops have a large assortment of home-baked snacks. Register by May 4 and receive a free gift! No service charge for online registration (closes May 4). Join SCU and save $10 on registration! Camping is available at the start location. Watch the 2015 slide show. Please read the F.A.Q. Suburban Cyclists Unlimited.
May 13-15, BCP Spring-n2-Cycling Weekend, Danville, PA. Ride various distances on your own or on group rides with leaders. Includes cue sheets, meals, snacks, parties, and hotel accommodations. Sign up early – always sells out! Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP)
Sat. May 14, Belleplain Triple Loop, Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine, NJ. The event consist of three loops all adding up to a century. You can ride one, two or three of the loops depending on how much you want to ride. Food will be provided at the main pavilion of the park. This event replaces the Pinelands Triple Loop. Jersey Shore Cycle Club
Sat. May 14, Bonkers Tour, Newport, NJ. Ride 46, 73 or 105 mi on your own or with leaders. It is an "out and back" route so riders can turn around at any point. This is a low-cost "no frills" event with a cue sheet and SAG, but no supported rest stops. Delaware Valley Bicycle Club
Sat. May 14, Hilly Philly Bike Tour, Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA. Ride 30 mi with 2,500 ft of climbing. 5 hills: The Wall, Valley Green, Andorra, Gypsy Ln and Hagys Mill. Benefits the American Cancer Society.
Sat. May 14, Iron Furnace Fifty, Snow Hill, MD. Ride 31, 50 or 62 mi on flat terrain. Benefits education programs at Furnace Town, and college scholarships awarded by Snow Hill Rotary.
Sat. May 14, Pedal for Promise, Tabernacle, NJ. Ride 15, 30, 42 or 62 mi through scenic Burlington County. $200 minimum fundraising benefits Urban Promise's innovative, experiential education in Camden, NJ.
Sat. May 14, Ride for Literacy, Manheim Township Community Park, Lititz, PA. Ride 10, 21 or 43 mi or combine two routes, through Lancaster County farmland. Additional ride information on Active.com. Benefits Lancaster Sunrise Rotary.
Sat. May 14, Tour de Lebanon Valley, Lebanon, PA. Ride 25 or 62 mi. Benefits the Volunteers in Medicine Free Health Clinic and Lebanon Valley Bicycle Coalition.
Sun. May 15, Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York, Fort Lee, NJ. 50 or 100 mi.
Sun. May 15, Delaware Gran Fondo and Governor's Ride, Wilmington, DE. Ride 15, 31 or 62 mi, featuring up to 13 Brandywine Valley attractions, including a unique opportunity to ride through the spectacular grounds of Hagley Museum and Winterthur Museum & Gardens.
Sun. May 15, Horse Farm Tour, New Oxford, PA. Hanover Cyclers
Sun. May 15, Tour de Safety, Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds, Mullica Hill, NJ. Ride 5, 25 or 50 mi. For young children, there will be a Bike Rodeo - an 8-station bike skills learning event. Mullica Hill Women’s Triathlon Club
Sun. May 15, Tour de Tinicum, Erwinna, PA. Ride 15, 36, 48 or 62 mi on low-traffic Bucks-County roads, rolling-to-hilly terrain, or 4-11 mi on the flat, unpaved towpath. Benefits the Delaware Valley Volunteer Fire Company.
Sun. May 15, The Wild Goose Chase Women's Bike Tour, Cambridge, MD. Women-only event. Ride 17, 23, 43 or 63 mi on flat terrain through and around the spectacular Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. See event's website for pre-ride activities on Sat. May 14.
Wed. May 18, Ride of Silence, simultaneous, free events in DE, MD, NJ and PA, including Philadelphia and Doylestown. Please see the website for a complete list of start locations - too many to list here! 7:00pm ride start, but come early for the pre-ride dedication ceremony. Join cyclists worldwide in a free, silent, slow-paced ride (12-mph maximum) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.
Sat. May 21, Amy's Ride/Run/Walk, Quakertown, PA. Ride 21 or 38 mi, run 5k or walk 3 mi. Benefits pancreatic cancer research and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.
Sat. May 21, Bike4Beds, Millville or Woodstown to Wildwood, NJ. One-way routes: 25, 50, 75 or 100 mi; return transportation will be provided. Benefits the Cavaillon Orphanage and the All of God’s Children Orphanage in Haiti.
Sat. May 21, Celebration of Spring, Wyebrook Farm, Honey Brook, PA. Ride 10, 31 or 62 mi through Amish Country. Limited to 200 riders. This event will be repeated on Sat. July 16 - see the "Tour de Wyebrook".
Sat. May 21, Pedal For The Puzzle Ride For Autism, Bedminster, NJ. Ride 10, 25 or 50 mi. Benefits the Somerset Hills Learning Institute and Autism New Jersey.
Sat. May 21, Shorebird Metric Century, Tall Tales Brewery, Salisbury, MD. Ride 15, 35 or 65 mi on the flat, lightly-traveled scenic roads of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Benefits the American Cancer Society
Sat. May 21, Team NPF Ride, Unionville Vineyards, Ringoes, NJ. Ride 10, 25, 62 or 100 mi. $200 fundraising minimum, benefits the National Psoriasis Foundation.
May 21-22, Bike MS: Coast the Coast, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ. Ride 1 or 2 days, 25-170 mi. Enjoy coastal views and passing through seaside towns on flat terrain as you ride with 1,500 cyclists. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sun. May 22, Bloomin' Metric, Sherwood Island State Park, Westport, CT. Ride 27, 48 or 63 mi on the scenic roads of Fairfield County, Connecticut. Register early because this event always sells out. Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club
Sun. May 22, Go the Distance for Autism, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ. Ride 3, 10, 25 or 62 mi. Benefits the Alpine learning Group, the Epic School, Garden Academy and REED Academy.
May 27-30, Kent County Spring Fling, Chestertown, MD. Four days of riding on the Eastern Shore, with meals and lodging at Washington College. Baltimore Bicycle Club
Sat. May 28, Soft Shell Metric Century, Crisfield, MD. Ride 23 or 62 mi on flat terrain. Benefits the Salisbury Jaycees.
Sat. May 28, Tour de South Brunswick, South Brunswick, NJ. Ride 4, 10 or 25 mi. Benefits the Education Foundation of South Brunswick Township.
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The Get Ready Metric, usually held on the 1st Saturday of June, has been canceled for 2016.
June 2-5, Ride for Homes, Philadelphia, PA, to Delaware Water Gap, and return; 250 mi. Limited to 40 riders. $800 minimum fundraising, benefits Habitat Philadelphia.
June 3-5, Tandem Weekend, Avalon, NJ. Tandems East
Sat. June 4, Broad Creek Bike & Brew, Laurel, DE. Ride 15, 25, 50, 63 or 100 mi. Post-ride party featuring Dogfish Head Beer and food from Abbotts Grill.
Sat. June 4, Cory's Ride, Rosedale Park, Pennington, NJ. New start location for 2016! Ride flat 20 or somewhat-hilly 40 mi. No road markings.
Sat. June 4, CROP Hunger Bike Ride, Rodale Fitness Park (across from the velodrome), Trexlertown, PA. Ride 25, 40 or 62 mi. Benefits "CROP" - Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.
Sat. June 4, Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure, 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 4, Legacy Fund Bike Ride, Stockton College, Galloway, NJ. Benefits the G. Larry James Legacy Endowed Scholarship Fund at Stockton College.
Sat. June 4, Pedal to Preserve, New Holland, PA. Ride 6, 20 or 51 mi through scenic Lancaster County farmlands. Benefits the Lancaster Farmlands Trust.
Sat. June 4, The Ride, Gloucester County College, Sewell, NJ. Ride 10, 25 or 50 mi through Gloucester County’s scenic farmlands and vineyards. Benefits Gloucester County Special Services Education Foundation.
Sat. June 4, Tour d'Arc, Bel Air, MD. Ride 6, 30 or 62 mi through Harford County. Benefits The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region, supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
June 4-5, Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge, Easton, MD. Ride 30-150 mi on flat terrain. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sun. June 5, Bike Ride for Amy, South Brunswick, NJ. Ride 15 flat, 25 flat, 35 hilly, or 50 challenging mi. $25-$75 registration + $140 minimum fundraising; benefits the Amy Feiman Behar Foundation, created to increase the early detection and treatment of breast cancer for uninsured women.
Sun. June 5, Miles for Matheny, Liberty Park, Peapack, NJ. 10-, 25-, 35-, 50-mi and hilly "Hills of Attrition" routes. Also offers a fitness walk, wheelchair walk, and kids fun run. (No 5k run this year.) Benefits the Matheny Medical and Educational Center.
Sun. June 5, Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, Philadelphia, PA. Men's and women's UCI-sanctioned professional races, amateur recreational ride before the race, vendor expo, volunteer and spectator event.
Sun. June 5, Skylands Tour de Cure, Basking Ridge, NJ. Ride 13, 30, 65 or 100 mi. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. Find additional Tour de Cure dates and locations.
Sat. June 11, Curt’s Cyclery Century, Nazareth, PA. Ride one or multiple 10-, 20- or 34-mi laps. Benefits Angel 34 Network.
Sat. June 11, Githens Center Bike-A-Thon, Lumberton, NJ. Ride 10, 25, 35, 50 or 100 mi on low-traffic roads over flat-to-gently-rolling terrain, or walk 1, 3, or 5 mi. The 100-mi route is the 50 ridden twice. This is a family-run charity event, and fundraising is optional. Indoor dining area at end of ride. Benefits the Githens Center (Burlington County Cerebral Palsy Association).
Sat. June 11, Leap Frog Bicycle Tour, Felton, DE. Ride 32 or 64 mi on flat terrain from pond to pond in central and southern Delaware. Downstate Delaware Striders and Riders
Sat. June 11, Ride for Autism, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Ride 10, 25, 50, 65 or 100 mi on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain. Fundraising is optional. Benefits Autism New Jersey.
Sat. June 11, Revolutionary Ramble Bicycle Tour, Drew University, Madison, NJ. Ride 12, 25, 35, 50, 65 or 100 mi. Limited registration; sold out early last six years. Morris Area Freewheelers
Sat. June 11, Tour de Tush, Grange Park, Allentown, PA. Ride 30 or 62 mi, rolling-hilly. Benefits the Colon Cancer Coalition.
Sun. June 12, 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 12, French Creek Iron Tour, Phoenixville, PA. Ride 11, 20, 32, 50, 62, 75 or 100 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain. Benefits the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust.
Sun. June 12, Tour dem Parks, Hon!, Baltimore, MD. Ride 14, 25 or 35 mi through Baltimore’s parks and neighborhoods for a close-up view of Carroll, Patterson, Herring Run, and Druid Hill Park.
Sat. June 18, Bike for the Buns, Bull's Island Recreation Area, Stockton, NJ. Ride 10 or 20 mi on the unpaved, scenic towpath along the Delaware River. Benefits Safe Haven Rabbit Rescue.
Sat. June 18, Cycle The Solstice, York, PA. Ride 10, 20, 30, 62 or 100 mi through York and Lancaster counties. Benefits the Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education.
Sat. June 18, Double Creek Tour, Dover, PA (near York). Ride 30, 48 or 62 mi. Benefits the Healthy Community Pharmacy, serving uninsured or underinsured patients.
Sat. June 18, 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 18, Pedal for Preservation, Chester, NJ. Ride 7, 20 or 30 mi on the flat, scenic, unpaved Columbia Trail. Perfect for families. Lunch and entertainment included. Benefits the Land Conservancy of New Jersey.
Sat. June 18, Ride to Defeat ALS (ALS Express), one-way rides to Wildwood, NJ, from four NJ start locations: Blackwood, Vineland, Dennisville, or Cape May Court House, 10-75 mi on flat terrain. Each rider receives two complimentary passes to Morey’s Piers Amusement and Water Parks.
Sat. June 18, Roll & Stroll, Souderton, PA. Benefits the Indian Creek Foundation.
Sun. June 19, Breakthrough Bike Challenge, Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro, PA. Ride 10, 30 or 60 mi through the scenic, low-traffic Oley Valley in Berks County. 100% of contributions go to cancer research at Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center.
June 24–29, Bike Virginia.
Sat. June 25, Racin’ 4 Mason Team Ride, Hopewell, NJ, to Hardwick, NJ. This is a hilly 72-mi one-way ride to YMCA Camp Mason, and return transportation is provided. A 16-mi round-trip ride from the camp is also offered. Benefits YMCA Camp Mason.
Sat. June 25, Ride to Thrive, Mount Holly, NJ. Ride 15, 30 or 55 mi. Benefits the Legacy Treatment Services Legacy Foundation.
Sat. June 25, Two Rivers Bike Ride, Centreville, MD. Ride 15, 30, 66 or 100-mi along the scenic Corsica and Chester Rivers. Benefits the Wye River Upper School's financial aid fund and the Corsica River Conservancy.
June 25-26, PA Hope Ride, Hershey, PA, to Philadelphia, PA, and return. Ride 140 or 170 mi. Benefits the American Cancer Society.
Sun. June 26, Bay to Bay Ride, Betterton, MD. Five routes: 27-104 mi. Benefits the Chestertown Lions Club.
Sun. June 26, Black Tie Tour, Hopewell, NJ. Ride 25 or 50 mi. Benefits the Capital Health Center for Oncology at Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell.
Sun. June 26, Chester County Challenge for Cancer, West Chester, PA. Ride 5, 10, 30, 50 or 65 mi. Benefits the Cancer Program at The Chester County Hospital and Neighborhood Health.
Sun. June 26, Discover Hudson Valley Ride, Poughkeepsie, NY. Ride 15, 33, 55, 75 or 100 mi through the scenic, hilly Hudson Valley; 871-5,889 ft of climbing. Bike New York
Sun. June 26, Farm to Fork Fondo, Warwick, NY. Ride through the scenic, hilly Hudson Valley.
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Sun. 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 16, Bastille Day Randonee, Flemington, NJ. 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
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 Wyebrook, Wyebrook Farm, Honey Brook, PA. Ride 10, 31 or 62 mi through Amish Country.
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, 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, 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 21. Princeton Free Wheelers (PFW)
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, 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, 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. 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, Lake Nockamixon Century, Doylestown, PA. Provisional Date. Ride 38, 65 or 100 mi. All riders will visit picturesque Lake Galena as well as Lake Nockamixon. Kermesse Sport
Sun. Aug. 28, Brandywine Tour, Kennett Square, PA. Two (2) 50-mi loops 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, 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, 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
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, The Flattest Century in the East (TFCE), Dartmouth, MA. 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.] Registration opens May 1 and will sell-out quickly. No day-of-event registration. Narragansett Bay Wheelmen
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, 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 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, 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, Ride for McBride, Tall Cedars Picnic Grove, Hamilton Township, NJ.
Sun. Sept. 18, Three Creek Century, Newville, PA. Ride on lightly traveled roads along and over the scenic Conodoguinet, Yellow Breeches and Big Spring creeks. 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, 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).
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, 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, 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.
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. 8,000+ riders.
Sun. Oct. 9, Bike for Bancroft. 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 15, 45 or 62 mi over rolling-to-hilly terrain in scenic Chester County. 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)
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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What are bicycle events?
Maps and driving directions
The 2015, 2016 and 2017 SCU Mileage Logs are available now!
Logs for more information, or download the logs directly:
2015 SCU Mileage Log in PDF or XLS format
2016 SCU Mileage Log in PDF or XLS format
2017 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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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 send event notices, comments, and corrections to:
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 sponsoring-organization's own website before it will be listed on this calendar. Please do not submit unlisted or tentative events. Seminars, races, "spinning" events and commercial tours will not be listed.
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 5/02/2016
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