2013 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. 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.
There are no local bicycle events for the remainder of 2013.
The following events have been announced by their sponsoring organizations. (SCU does not predict dates based on the previous year's calendar!) Events are subject to cancellation and dates may change - please read the disclaimer.
Sun. Feb. 9, 2014, Stop, Swap and Save, Westminster, MD. Indoor swap meet; 9:00am-2:00pm.
Feb. 22-23, 2014, Endurance Sports Expo (PA), Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA.
Sat. March 22, 2014, L'Enfer D'Hunterdon, Lambertville, NJ. Features 18 sections of dirt, gravel, and hardscrabble roads (covering approximately 15% of the course). (Date from Kermesse Sports flyer at 2013 Philly Bike Expo.)
Sat. March 29, 2014, Fools Classic, Bucks County, PA. Includes unpaved roads of dirt and gravel. (Date from Kermesse Sports flyer at 2013 Philly Bike Expo.)
Sat. March 29, 2014 Icicle Metric Century, Newark, DE. White Clay Bicycle Club
Thu.-Sun. April 10-13, 2014, Spring Thaw, Cambridge, MD. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club (PPTC)
Sat. April 12, 2014, TSR Spring Classic, Easton, MD. Benefits Talbot Special Riders, a volunteer organization that provides equine therapy for disabled individuals.
April 25-27, 2014, Face of America. Ride from the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, to Gettysburg, PA, 110 mi. Ride with servicemen who have been severely injured in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
April 25-27, 2014, Lewes Delaware Weekend, Lewes, DE. Sign up early – sold out the last two years. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club (PPTC)
Sun. April 27, 2014, Draw for Sight, Betterton, MD. Benefits the Chestertown Lions Club. (Date from handout at 2013 Shelter Century.)
Fri.-Sat. May 2-3, 2014, Bike Expo New York, New York, NY. The two-day consumer show serves as a fundraiser for Bike New York. Free admission.
Sat. May 3, 2014, Farmlands Cycling Tour, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Central Jersey Bicycle Club (CJBC)
Sat. May 3, 2014, Bike Towards the Cure, Speedwell Forge Lake, Lititz, PA. Benefits the Lancaster General Cancer Support Fund.
Sat. May 3, 2014, Six Pillars Century Blackwater Tour, Cambridge, MD. Benefits Character Counts Mid-Shore.
Sun. May 4, 2014, Go the Distance for Autism, Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ.
Sun. May 4, 2014, TD Five Boro Bike Tour, New York, NY. Registration opens at noon EST on January 14, 2014.
Sat. May 10, 2014, SCU Quad County Metric, Green Lane Park, Green Lane, PA. Suburban Cyclists Unlimited (SCU)
Sun. May 11, 2014, WE Bike NYC, New York, NY. WE Bike NYC is a community of women who ride bikes. (Date from LAB 2014 Ride Guide.)
Fri.-Sat. May 16-17, 2014, NYC Bike Expo, New York, NY. Free admission.
Sat. May 17, 2014, Pinelands Triple Loop, Batsto Village Park, Washington Township, NJ. Shore Cycle Club (Date from handout at 2013 Shelter Century.)
Sun. May 18, 2014, Delaware Gran Fondo, Wilmington, DE.
Sun. May 18, 2014, Gran Fondo New York, New York, NY.
Wed. May 21, 2014, Ride of Silence, many start locations worldwide. 7:00pm start.
Sun. June 1, 2014, Parx Casino Philadelphia Cycling Classic, Philadelphia, PA. Professional race, vendor expo, volunteer and spectator event. (Date from USA Cycling National Racing Calendar.)
Sun. June 1, 2014, Skylands Tour de Cure, Basking Ridge, NJ. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. Find additional Tour de Cure dates and locations.
Sat. June 7, 2014, Broad Creek Byway Bike Tour "Bike & Brew", Laurel, DE.
Sat. June 7, 2014, Get Ready Metric, Fort Mott, Pennsville, NJ. South Jersey Wheelmen
Sat. June 7, 2014, Get Your Guts In Gear, Hudson River Valley, NY. Get Your Guts in Gear is a not-for-profit organization that raises awareness of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and related conditions.
Sat. June 7, 2014, Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure, Ambler, PA. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. Find additional Tour de Cure dates and locations.
Sat. June 7, 2014, Pedal to Preserve, New Holland, PA. Benefits the Lancaster Farmland Trust.
Sun. June 7, 2014, Princeton Tour de Cure, Princeton, NJ. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. Find additional Tour de Cure dates and locations.
Sat. June 14, 2014, ALS Express Bike Ride, one-way rides to Wildwood, NJ, from four NJ start locations.
Fri.-Wed. June 20-25, 2014, Bike Virginia, Chesterfield to Williamsburg.
Sun. June 22, 2014, Bay to Bay Ride, Betterton, MD. Benefits the Chestertown Lions Club. (Date from handout at 2013 Shelter Century.)
June 28-29, 2014, PA Hope Ride, Hershey to Philadelphia, PA. 140-170 mi. Benefits the American Cancer Society.
Sun. July 6, 2014, Delaware Doublecross, Middletown, DE. White Clay Bicycle Club
Sun. July 13, 2014, ACS Bike-a-Thon, one-way to Buena, NJ. Benefits the American Cancer Society. (Date from LAB 2014 Ride Guide.)
Sun. July 27, 2014, Fixed Gear / Single Speed Fondo, Yardley, PA. (Date from Kermesse Sports flyer at 2013 Philly Bike Expo.)
Sat. Aug. 9, 2014, Chocolate Tour, Hershey, PA. Benefits Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Sat. Aug. 9, 2014, Green Branch Park Century, Pittsgrove, NJ. South Jersey Wheelmen
Sat. Aug. 9, 2014, Ride to See, Galena, MD. Benefits Galena Lions Charities.
Sat. Aug. 16, 2014, Shorefire Century, Middletown, DE. White Clay Bicycle Club
Sun. Aug. 17, 2014, Covered Bridge Metric Century, Lancaster, PA. Lancaster Bike Club
Sun. Aug. 17, 2014, Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Philly, Blue Bell, PA. This year’s route is a 10-15 mile loop that you ride multiple times.
Sat. Sept. 6, 2014, Amish Country Bike Tour, Dover, DE. (Date from LAB 2014 Ride Guide.)
Sun. Sept. 7, 2014, Brandywine Tour, West Chester, PA. Delaware Valley Bike Club (DVBC) (Date from LAB 2014 Ride Guide.)
Sun. Sept 7, 2014, Gran Fondo NJ, Morristown, NJ.
Sun. Sept. 7, 2014, Tour de Chocolate Town Bike Tour, Hershey, PA. Benefits Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.
Sat. Sept. 13, 2014, Thompson Bucks County Classic, Doylestown, PA. UCI-sanctioned road race - volunteer and spectator event. Also see USA Cycling announces 2014 domestic road calendars. (Date from USA Cycling National Racing Calendar.)
Sun. Sept. 14, 2014, Thompson Bucks County Criterium, Doylestown, PA. Professional race - volunteer and spectator event.
Sun. Sept. 14, 2014, Belleplain Fall Century, Belleplain State Forrest, Woodbine, NJ. Shore Cycle Club (Date from handout at 2013 Shelter Century.)
Sat. Sept. 20, 2014, Escape New York, New York, NY. New York Cycle Club (Date from LAB 2014 Ride Guide.)
Sat. Sept. 20, 2014, Jersey Devil Century, Centerton, NJ. South Jersey Wheelmen
Sun. Sept. 21, 2014, Bike the Beach, Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT.
Sun. Sept. 21, 2014, Three Creek Century, Carlisle, PA. Harrisburg Bicycle Club
Sun. Sept. 21, 2014, Tour de Shuls, Dresher, PA.
Sat. Sept. 27, 2014, Sea Gull Century, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD.
Sat. Sept. 27, 2014, Shoo-Fly Classic Metric, Oley, PA. Berks County Bicycle Club
Sun. Sept. 28, 2014, Tour de Pike County, Milford Beach, Milford, PA. Benefits Safe Haven of Pike County. (Date from BikeReg.com)
Sun. Sept. 28, 2014, Tour du Port, Baltimore, MD. (Date from LAB 2014 Ride Guide.)
Sun. Sept. 28, 2014, Twin Lights Ride, Highlands, NJ. (Date from LAB 2014 Ride Guide.)
Sat. Oct. 11, 2014, Savage Century, Newark, DE. White Clay Bicycle Club
Sun. Oct. 12, 2014, Ride Ataxia Philadelphia, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA.
Sat. Oct. 18, 2014, Talbot Interfaith Shelter Century, St. Michaels, MD. Benefits the Talbot Interfaith Shelter.
Sun. Oct. 19, 2014, Covered Bridges Ride, Erwinna, PA. Central Bucks Bicycle Club (CBBC) (Date from LAB 2014 Ride Guide.)
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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
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.) Ride Guide
Pete & Ed Books Bicycle Ride Links
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 10, 2014 - Quad County Metric). Commercial tours are not listed other than from sponsors of SCU or at the discretion of the editor.
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.
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 12/09/2013
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