2014 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.
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.
Sat. March 1, Newark Bike Swap, Newark, DE.
Mon.-Wed. March 3-5, National Bike Summit, Washington, D.C. Bicycle-advocacy meetings. League of American Bicyclists
Sat. March 22, L'Enfer D'Hunterdon, Lambertville, NJ. Features 18 sections of dirt, gravel, and hardscrabble roads (covering approximately 15% of the course). Kermesse Sport
March 22-23, Tandem Expo, Pittsgrove, NJ.
Sat. March 29, Fools Classic, Point Pleasant, PA. This is a 75-mi ride that includes unpaved roads of dirt and gravel. Kermesse Sport
Sat. March 29, Icicle Metric Century, Newark, DE. 22, 31 or 62 mi on moderately hilly terrain west and north of Newark. Indoor food stop. White Clay Bicycle Club
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Girls With Gears, held in April 2006-2013, will not take place in 2014.
Thu.-Sun. April 10-13, Spring Thaw and Tandem Rally, Cambridge, MD. Primarily an event for tandem riders, expect about one-third single bikes and two-thirds tandems. Limited to 150 riders and expected to sell out early. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club (PPTC)
Sat. April 12, TSR Spring Classic, Easton, MD. Benefits Talbot Special Riders, a volunteer organization that provides equine therapy for disabled individuals.
Sun. April 13, Lu Lacka Wyco Hundo, Pittston, PA. This is a 102-mi mixed- terrain ride in the beautiful Wyoming Valley of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Sun. April 13, Tour de Staten Island, Staten Island, NY. 20 mi. Benefits Transportation Alternatives.
Sat. April 19, New Holland Bicycle Race, New Holland, PA. 50-mi ride.
Sat. April 19, The Fleche Buffoon, Solebury High School, New Hope, PA. This is a 75-mi hilly ride through Bucks County, PA and Hunterdon County, NJ, with 10 steep climbs. Kermesse Sport
Sat. April 19, Taxing Metric, Warwick County Park, Knauertown, PA. 22, 32, 63 mi. Brandywine Bike Club
April 25-27, Face of America. Ride 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.
April 25-27, Lewes Delaware Weekend, Lewes, DE. Sign up early – sold out the last two years. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club (PPTC)
Sat. April 26, Cycle for Cecil, Elkton, MD. 15, 31, or 62 mi. Benefits the Cecil Land Trust.
Sat. April 26, Harford Hills Bike Adventure, Havre De Grace, MD. 6, 15, 30 or 54 mi, riding the hills of Harford County with scenic views of the Susquehanna River. Benefits The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region.
Sat. April 26, Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, Bethany Beach, DE. Ride 5, 30, 50 or 62 mi on flat terrain. 2,500 riders.
Sat. April 26, PA State Police Memorial Bicycle Ride, Hershey, PA. Benefits the PA State Police Historical, Educational & Memorial Center.
Sun. April 27, Cumberland Valley Rail-Trail Race, Run, Ride & Ramble, Shippensburg, PA.
Sun. April 27, Draw for Sight, Betterton, MD. Benefits the Chestertown Lions Club.
Sun. April 27, ROAR for Autism, Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD. Benefits autism research at Kennedy Krieger Institute.
Sun. April 27, Tour de Franklin, Somerset, NJ. See event website for mass-start times. Benefits the Franklin Township Foodbank.
Sun. April 27, Tour de Open Space, Prallsville Mill, Stockton, NJ. Choice of 2 routes: 35-mi rolling or 35-mi hilly. Pre-registration is required. Benefits the New Jersey Conservation Foundation.
Sun. April 27, Tour de Scranton, Scranton, PA. Benefits the Erin Jessica Moreken Drug & Alcohol Treatment Fund. (Date from Facebook.)
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Fri.-Sat. May 2-3, Bike Expo New York, New York, NY. The two-day consumer show serves as a fundraiser for Bike New York. Free admission.
May 2-4, BCP Spring-n2-Cycling Weekend, Danville, PA. Includes snacks, meals and hotel accommodations. Sign up early – always sells out. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia
Sat. May 3, Bike Towards the Cure, Speedwell Forge Lake, Lititz, PA. Benefits the Lancaster General Cancer Support Fund.
Sat. May 3, Charity Bike Ride to benefit St. Luke's Hospice, Lehighton, PA. Ride on the D & L Trail: 18-mi one-way with return transportation or 36-mi round-trip. (2014 ride information from Active.com)
Sat. May 3, Delaware Tour de Cure, Bear, DE. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. Find other Tour de Cure dates and locations.
Sat. May 3, Farmlands Cycling Tour, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Central Jersey Bicycle Club (CJBC)
Sat. May 3, Maryland Tour de Cure, Cooksville, MD. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. Find other Tour de Cure dates and locations.
Sat. May 3, Million Dollar Bike Ride, Philadelphia, PA. 11, 34, or 73 mi. Benefits the Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania.
Sat. May 3, Pedal for Promise, Medford, NJ. Benefits UrbanPromise Academy, a private high school that focuses on the needs of teens who have not met their academic potential in traditional public school settings.
Sat. May 3, Six Pillars Century Blackwater Tour, Cambridge, MD. Benefits Character Counts Mid-Shore.
Sun. May 4, Cinco de Mayo Benefit Bike Ride and Walk, Exton, PA. Ride relatively-flat 8-, 15- or 22-mi routes on the paved Chester Valley Trail, or hilly on-road 25- or 50-mi routes through Chester County. Benefits the PA Center for Adapted Sports.
Sun. May 4, Go the Distance for Autism, Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ.
Sun. May 4, Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride for Habitat, Lehman, PA. 33 mi. Benefits Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity.
Sun. May 4, Spring VeloFest, Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Breinigsville, PA. Outdoor swap meet. 8:30am to 2:00pm.
Sun. May 4, TD Five Boro Bike Tour, New York, NY. Registration opens at noon EST on January 14, 2014.
Sun. May 4, Tour de Tuckahoe, Petersburg, NJ. Ride 16, 40 or 62 mi; a duathlon is also offered.
Sat. May 10, SCU Quad County Metric, Green Lane Park, Green Lane, PA. Start from scenic Green Lane Park in northwestern Montgomery County, and ride 21, 31, 45, 53, 68 or 76 miles at your own pace on low-traffic back roads. The 21-mi route avoids the longest climb and is suitable for casual riders. The longer routes are on rolling to hilly terrain. The 53- and 76-mi routes include the 8-mi Intensive Climbing Unit extra-hilly segment with 1,200 ft additional climbing! Register online or download brochure with mail-in registration form. Join SCU and save $5 on registration! Registration includes marked route, cue sheet, SAG support, well-stocked rest stops, and a post-ride meal with vegetarian option. Rest stops have a large assortment of home-baked snacks. Camping is available at the start location. Read the F.A.Q. Suburban Cyclists Unlimited (SCU)
Sun. May 11, 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, NYC Bike Expo, New York, NY. Free admission.
Sat. May 17, Rotary 100 Bike Tour, Burlington, NJ. 25, 50, 64 or 100 mi on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain.
Sat. May 17, Pinelands Triple Loop, Batsto Village Park, Washington Township, NJ. Ride 1, 2, or 3 different loops on flat terrain: #1 - 35 mi, #2 - 30 mi, #3 - 35 mi. Shore Cycle Club (Date from handout at 2014 Endurance Sports Expo.)
May 17-18, Bike MS: Coast the Coast, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ. Benefits the National MS Society, New Jersey Metro Chapter.
Sun. May 18, BikeJam / Kelly Cup, Baltimore, MD. Race, recreational ride and festival.
Sun. May 18, Bike Maryland RecRide, Baltimore, MD. 12 or 30 mi. Start/finish at the BikeJam event in Patterson Park.
Sun. May 18, Delaware Gran Fondo, Wilmington, DE. 15, 31 or 62 mi.
Sun. May 18, Dream Come True Ride or Stride, Breinigsville, PA. Scenic, low-traffic, 3-to-64-mi routes on rolling-to-hilly terrain. See organizer's website for mass start times. Pledges are optional for this charity event, but prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers. Benefits Dream Come True, a nonprofit organization which seeks to fulfill the dreams of children who are seriously, chronically, and terminally ill.
Sun. May 18, Gran Fondo New York, New York, NY. 50 or 100 mi.
Sun. May 18, Horse Farm Tour, New Oxford, PA. New start location and new routes for 2014. Hanover Cyclers
Sun. May 18, Tour de Tinicum, Erwinna, PA. Ride on low-traffic Bucks-County roads, rolling-to-hilly terrain. Benefits the Delaware Valley Volunteer Fire Company.
Wed. May 21, Ride of Silence, many start locations worldwide. 7:00pm start.
May 23 - 26, 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 24, Soft Shell Metric Century, Crisfield, MD. 23 or 62 mi on flat terrain. Benefits the Salisbury Jaycees.
Sat. May 31, Bonkers Metric, Media, PA. Delaware Valley Bike Club (DVBC)
Sat. May 31, Ride to Montauk, Babylon, NY.
Sat. May 31, Tour de South Brunswick, South Brunswick, NJ. 4, 10 or 25 mi. Benefits the Education Foundation of South Brunswick Township.
May 31 - June 1, Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge, Easton, MD. Ride one or two days, 30-150 mi through the flat and rural Eastern Shore. Benefits the National MS Society, Maryland Chapter.
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Sun. June 1, Bike Ride for Amy, Monmouth Junction, NJ. 25, 35 or 50 mi. Benefits the Amy Feiman Behar Foundation, created to increase the early detection and treatment of breast cancer for uninsured women.
Sun. June 1, Bloomin' Metric, Sherwood Island State Park, Westport, CT. Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club
Sun. June 1, Miles for Matheny, Liberty Park, Peapack, NJ. 10-, 25-, 35-, 50-mi and hilly "Hills of Attrition" routes. Also offers a 5k run, wheelchair walk, and kids fun run. Benefits the Matheny Medical and Educational Center.
Sun. June 1, Parx Casino Philadelphia Cycling Classic, Philadelphia, PA. Professional race, vendor expo, volunteer and spectator event. See the separate listing below for the Velothon Philadelphia amateur event to be held before the race.
Sun. June 1, Skylands Tour de Cure, Basking Ridge, NJ. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. Find additional Tour de Cure dates and locations.
Sun. June 1, Tour de Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY. 20 mi. Benefits Transportation Alternatives.
Sun. June 1, Tour de Paws, Edgewater, MD. Benefits the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, MD.
Sun. June 1, Velothon Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. This is a 30-mi amateur event sanctioned by the UCI. Ride on predominantly closed roads passing some of Philadelphia’s great historic venues. Fully timed, competitive and non-competitive waves. Post event hospitality at Lemon Hill in Fairmount Park, one of the prime viewing points for the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic.
Thu.-Sun. June 5-8, Ride for Homes, Philadelphia to Harrisburg and back, 250 miles. Limited to 40 riders. Riders are required to raise a minimum $800, including a $100 non-refundable registration fee. Benefits Habitat for Humanity.
Fri.-Mon. June 6-9, Great Finger Lakes Bicycle Tour, Watkins Glen, NY.
Sat. June 7, Broad Creek Byway Bike Tour "Bike & Brew", Laurel, DE.
Sat. June 7, Get Ready Metric, Fort Mott, Pennsville, NJ. South Jersey Wheelmen
Sat. June 7, 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, Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure, Ambler, PA. 3, 12, 35, 63 or 100 mi. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. Find additional Tour de Cure dates and locations.
Sat. June 7, Pedal to Preserve, New Holland, PA. 6, 20 or 50 mi on rolling terrain. Benefits the Lancaster Farmland Trust.
Sat. June 7, Ride for Autism, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Ride 10, 25, 50, 62 or 100 mi on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain. Benefits Autism New Jersey.
Sun. June 8, French Creek Iron Tour, Phoenixville, PA. Benefits the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust.
Sun. June 8, George Washington Bridge Challenge, Fort Lee, NJ. Ride your choice of 6 routes, run or walk across the famous George Washington Bridge. Benefits the American Cancer Society.
Sun. June 8, Mansion Ride for Autism, Syosset, NY. (Date from BikeRide.com.)
Sun. June 8, Princeton Tour de Cure, Princeton, NJ. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. Find additional Tour de Cure dates and locations.
Sun. June 8, Tour dem Parks, Hon!, Baltimore, MD. Ride through Baltimore’s parks and neighborhoods for a close-up view of Carroll, Patterson, Herring Run, and Druid Hill Park.
Sat. June 14, ALS Express Bike Ride, one-way rides to Wildwood, NJ, from four NJ start locations.
Sat. June 14, Double Creek Tour, Dover, PA (near York).
Sat. June 14, Githens Center Bike-A-Thon, Lumberton, NJ. This is a family-run charity ride, and fundraising is optional. Benefits the Githens Center (Burlington County Cerebral Palsy Association).
Sat. June 14, Heritage Explorer Bike Tour, Mellow Park, Peckville, PA (near Scranton). 5-, 11-, 22- or 44-mi out-and-back routes on the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail and quiet neighborhood streets. Mountain bikes or hybrid bikes are recommended for this event because the routes include riding on unpaved trails.
Sat. June 14, 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 14, Revolutionary Ramble Bicycle Tour, Madison, NJ. Sold-out last five years, so pre-registration is strongly recommended! (No day-of-event registration if sold out.) Morris Area Freewheelers
Sat. June 14, Round the Valley, Campbelltown, PA. This is a challenging, scenic 100-mi ride around the perimeter of Lebanon County. Lebanon Valley Bicycle Coalition
Sat. June 14, The Longest Day, High Point, NJ, to Cape May, NJ, 208 mi one-way. Self-supported; no SAG. 100- and 124-mi routes are also available, but 90% of the riders do the full double century. Must pre-register and join Central Jersey Bicycle Club.
Sat. June 14, Tour de Donegal, Mount Joy, PA. Ride 15, 32, or 60 mi on rural roads in western Lancaster County, PA. Benefits the Donegal Field Hockey Team.
Sun. June 15, JFS Wheels for Meals, Rockleigh, NJ. Ride 3-50 mi through scenic Bergen County. Benefits Jewish Family Service of Bergen County.
Fri.-Wed. June 20-25, Bike Virginia, Chesterfield to Williamsburg.
Sat. June 21, Cycle Bucks County, New Hope Solebury High School, New Hope, PA. Ride 10 mi on the flat, unpaved canal path, or 25-, 50, or 60-mi on-road routes on rolling-to-hilly terrain; 3,755 ft of climbing on the 50-mi route and 4,600 ft on the 60-mi route. Benefits The Heart Institute of Doylestown Hospital.
Sat. June 21, Franklin County Metric Century, Chambersburg, PA. Benefits the Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance and the Rhonda Brake Schreiner Women’s Center.
Sat. June 21, Roll & Stroll, Souderton, PA. 10 or 20 mi on rolling terrain, or 39 or 64 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain. Benefits the Indian Creek Foundation.
Sun. June 22, Bay to Bay Ride, Betterton, MD. Benefits the Chestertown Lions Club.
Sun. June 22, Chester County Challenge for Cancer, West Chester, PA. Benefits the Cancer Center of Chester County and the Neighborhood Hospice.
Sun. June 22, Pedal for Preservation, Chester, NJ. Ride 7, 14 or 28 mi on the scenic, unpaved Columbia Trail; lunch and live entertainment included. Benefits the Land Conservancy of New Jersey.
Sun.-Fri. June 22-27, Greenway Sojourn, Weirton, WV, to Cumberland, Md. Rail-trail ride benefits the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Limited to 300 riders.
Tue.-Sat. June 24-28, Pedaling4Paws, West Chester, PA, to Ogdensburg, NY, on the Canadian border. This is a 500-mile, 5-day ride that benefits local SPCA's and animal shelters along the route. Join the ride for a few hours, for a day, or for the whole event. Advance registration required. No SAG.
Sat. June 28, Miles For Mission, Macclesfield Park, Lower Makefield, PA.
Sat. June 28, Two Rivers Bike Ride, Centreville, MD. Ride 15-, 30-, 65- or 100-mi scenic routes along the Corsica and Chester Rivers. Benefits the Wye River Upper School's financial aid fund.
June 28-29, PA Hope Ride, Hershey to Philadelphia, PA. 140-170 mi. Benefits the American Cancer Society.
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Sun. July 6, Delaware Doublecross, Middletown, DE. White Clay Bicycle Club
Thu.-Sun. July 10-13, Ride of Dreams, Philadelphia, PA, to Hershey, PA, and return, 250 mi. Benefits Neighborhood Bike Works (NBW) youth programs.
Sat.-Sat. July 12-19, Anchor House Ride for Runaways, Lexington, VA, to Trenton, NJ. This is a 7-day, 500-mi, one-way ride. Benefits Anchor House, a shelter for runaway and/or abused teenagers.
Sun. July 13, ACS Bike-a-Thon, one-way to Buena, NJ. Four different start locations: Philadelphia, Cherry Hill, Shamong or Hammonton. Benefits the American Cancer Society.
Sun. July 20, The Lemon Ride, Central Bucks West High School, Doylestown, PA. 4-63 mi. Benefits Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to fund research on treatments and a cure for childhood cancer.
July 26-27, Bike MS: Mason-Dixon Challenge, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA. Ride 1 or 2 days. Benefits the National MS Society, Central PA Chapter.
Sun. July 27, Firefighter 50 Bike Ride, Westminster, MD. Ride 30-, 50- or 101-mi on-road or a "dirty 30 loop" on both paved and dirt roads. Benefits the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Department.
Sun. July 27, Fixed Gear / Single Speed Fondo, Yardley, PA. Kermesse Sport (Date from Kermesse Sport.)
Sun. July 27, Irish Pub Tour de Shore, Philadelphia, PA, to Atlantic City, NJ. This is a 65-mi one-way bike tour from the Irish Pub in Philadelphia (20th & Walnut) to the Irish Pub in Atlantic City. Registration will open 3/10/2014. Register early since space is limited.
Sun. July 27, Tour De Long Valley, Rock Spring Park, Long Valley, NJ.
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August 8-10, The Farm Ride, Amherst, MA. Ride 1-3 days. Ride just one day or all three days. 2014 date from nycbicycleshow.com.
Sat. Aug. 9, Chocolate Tour, Hershey, PA. Benefits Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Sat. Aug. 9, Green Branch Park Century, Pittsgrove, NJ. South Jersey Wheelmen
Sat. Aug. 9, Nightmare Tour, Marietta, PA. Hilly 109, 177 or 200 mi. Lancaster County's Nightmare Tour offers one of the most challenging century, double century and perimeter rides on the east coast.
Sat. Aug. 9, Ride to See, Galena, MD. Benefits Galena Lions Charities.
Sun. Aug. 10, New Hope Charity Ride, Newark Penn Station, Newark, NJ. Three route options all start from Newark Penn Station: 27, 58 or 118 mi. The 27-mi route is one-way, and cyclists will need to take the train back to Newark Penn. Major Taylor Cycling Club of NJ.
Aug. 15-17, Allenberry Resort Bicycling Weekend, Boiling Springs, PA (between Harrisburg and Carlisle). Ride 11-to-75 mi per day. The 57-acre Allenberry Resort has a swimming pool, hot tub, and lighted tennis courts. Registration includes meals, lodging, and tickets to Oklahoma, performed by a professional theater company. No SAG or road markings. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club
Aug. 15-17, Tour de Frederick, Frederick, MD. Ride 1-3 days. Benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County.
Sat. Aug. 16, Shorefire Century, Middletown, DE. White Clay Bicycle Club
Sun. Aug. 17, Covered Bridge Metric Century, Lancaster, PA. Lancaster Bike Club
Sun. Aug 17, Ramapo Rally, Mahwah, NJ. Limited to 1,200 riders. Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey (BTCNJ)
Sun. Aug. 17, Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Philly, Blue Bell, PA. This year’s route is a 20-mi loop that you ride one or more times.
Sun. Aug. 31, Brandywine Tour, West Chester, PA. Delaware Valley Bike Club (DVBC) (Date changed 1/10/14; LAB 2014 Ride Guide has incorrect date.)
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Sept. 5-7, Tandems East Tandem Weekend, Hopewell Valley, NJ.
Sat. Sept. 6, Amish Country Bike Tour, Dover, DE.
Sat. Sept. 6, Amish Country Classic Bike Ride, Bird-in-Hand, PA. Scenic 12-, 23- or 62-mi routes through the Amish farmlands on rolling-to-hilly 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. 6, Civil War Century, Thurmont, MD. Limited to 1,600 riders and expected to sell out early. Baltimore Bicycle Club
Sat. Sept. 6, South Jersey Tour des Farms, Vincentown, NJ. Stop at designated farm markets and your optional market purchases will be delivered to the starting point. South Jersey Resource Conservation & Development Council. (2014 date from Facebook.)
Sun. Sept 7, Gran Fondo NJ, Morristown, NJ.
Sun. Sept. 7, NYC Century Bike Tour, New York, NY. Benefits Transportation Alternatives.
Sun. Sept. 7, The Flattest Century in the East (TFCE), Dartmouth, MA. Registration will open on May 1 and is expected to sell out in one day! 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." (1,100-3,600 ft of climbing.) No day-of-event registration. Narragansett Bay Wheelmen
Sun. Sept. 7, Tour de Chocolate Town Bike Tour, Hershey, PA. Benefits Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.
Sat. Sept. 7, Tour de Talbot, Easton, MD. Ride 20, 55 or 100 mi on the back roads of Talbot County. Benefits the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy and Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Sat. Sept. 13, Bike to the Bitter End, Lewes, DE. Registration includes a post-ride lunch and afternoon use of the camp's beach. Benefits Camp Arrowhead.
Sat. Sept. 13, Thompson Bucks County Classic, Doylestown, PA. UCI-sanctioned road race - volunteer and spectator event. Also see USA Cycling announces 2014 domestic road calendars. (2014 date from USA Cycling National Racing Calendar.)
Sun. Sept. 14, Belleplain Fall Century, Belleplain State Forrest, Woodbine, NJ. Shore Cycle Club (2014 date from handout at 2013 Shelter Century.)
Sun. Sept. 14, Hempfield Foundation Ride for Education, Landisville, PA. Ride 3, 13, 31 or 62 mi through beautiful Lancaster County farmland.
Sun. Sept. 14, Thompson Bucks County Criterium, Doylestown, PA. Professional race - volunteer and spectator event.
Sept. 19-21, Tour de Pink® East Coast, Philadelphia, PA to Assateague Island, MD. Benefits the Young Survival Coalition (YSC), an organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Sat. Sept. 20, Dream Ride Lancaster, Marietta, PA. 10, 20, 30, 62 or 100 mi on the low-traffic, rolling countryside of western and northwestern Lancaster county.
Sat. Sept. 20, Escape New York, New York, NY. New York Cycle Club
Sat. Sept. 20, Jersey Devil Century, Centerton, NJ. South Jersey Wheelmen
Sat. Sept. 20, RCDCU Annual Bike-A-Thon for Prostate Cancer, Somerset, NJ. (2014 date from Facebook and Active.com)
Sun. Sept. 21, Bike Fresh Bike Local, Downingtown, PA. 25, 50, or 75 miles through the beautiful landscapes and farms of Chester County. Ride begins and ends at Victory Brewing Company and includes a post-ride meal of local foods and one complementary Victory beer. Benefits the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA).
Sun. Sept. 21, Bike the Beach, Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT.
Sun. Sept. 21, Three Creek Century, Carlisle, PA. 25, 50, 75 or 100 mi on lightly traveled roads along and over the Conodoguinet, Yellow Breeches and Big Spring creeks. Harrisburg Bicycle Club
Sun. Sept. 21, Tour du Port, Baltimore, MD.
Sun. Sept. 21, Tour de Shuls, Dresher, PA.
Sept. 26–28, Weekend in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. Three days of cycling the scenic, rolling roads of the Amish heartland, with rides ranging from 16 to 61 mi. Includes meals and hotel accommodations. Baltimore Bicycle Club
Sat. Sept. 27, Sea Gull Century, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD. 8,000+ riders.
Sat. Sept. 27, Shoo-Fly Classic Metric, Oley, PA. Berks County Bicycle Club
Sept. 27-28, Bike MS: City to Shore Ride, Cherry Hill, Hammonton or Mays Landing to Ocean City, NJ, and return the next day. Ride 1 or 2 days, 25 - 175 mi total. 7,000 riders. Benefits the National MS Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter.
Sun. Sept. 28, 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 needy children and adults with free recycled bicycles and new helmets.
Sun. Sept. 28, Tour de Pike County, Milford Beach, Milford, PA. Benefits Safe Haven of Pike County. (Date from BikeReg.com)
Sun. Sept. 28, Twin Lights Ride, Highlands, NJ.
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Wed.-Sun. Oct. 1-5, Tour de Pines, various start locations in the Pinelands National Reserve, NJ. Five consecutive single-day (loop) bicycle tours of the New Jersey Pinelands. Ride 1, 2, 3, 4, or all 5 days. Pinelands Preservation Alliance
Sun. Oct. 5, PD500 Bike Ride, Malvern, PA.
Sat. Oct. 11, Black Bear Century, Delaware Water Gap, PA.
Sat. Oct. 11, Savage Century, Newark, DE. White Clay Bicycle Club
Sun. Oct. 12, CF Cycle for Life, The Mann Center, Philadelphia, PA. 25 or 65 mi. Benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Sun. Oct. 12, Ride Ataxia Philadelphia, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA. 5, 10, 25 or 50 mi. Benefits Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA).
Sat. Oct. 18, Camphill Challenge, Phoenixville, PA. Proceeds benefit Camphill Special School, Camphill Soltane, and Camphill Village Kimberton Hills lifesharing communities for children, youth, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Sat. Oct. 18, Save-A-Limb Ride, Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, MD. Benefits the Save-A-Limb Fund, a program of Sinai Hospital.
Sat. Oct. 18, Talbot Interfaith Shelter Century, St. Michaels, MD. Benefits the Talbot Interfaith Shelter.
Sun. Oct. 19, Covered Bridges Ride, Erwinna, PA. Central Bucks Bicycle Club (CBBC)
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Wed.-Mon. Nov. 5-10, FestiVELO, Santee, SC. Santee is known for scenic southern views. Mostly flat rides, 20-110 mi. Benefits Charleston Moves. (The start location is 620 miles from Horsham, PA.)
Nov. 8-9, Philadelphia Bike Expo, PA Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA.
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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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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 3/10/2014
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