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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. 

Event News

See the Advance Notice List of Events for 2015!
 
The 2015 SCU Mileage Log is available now!
  
Thank you for riding the SCU Quad County Metric on Saturday, May 10! Watch the 2014 slideshow. Photographs 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.)


Sat. May 10, 2014

There are no more local events for 2014. See Past events of 2014.

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2015 Advance Notice

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. 8, 2015, Stop, Swap and Save, Westminster, MD. Indoor swap meet; 9:00am-2:00pm.

Feb. 21-22, 2015, Endurance Sports Expo, Oaks, PA.

Tue.-Thu. March 10-12, 2015, National Bike Summit, Washington, D.C. Bicycle-advocacy meetings. League of American Bicyclists

Sat. March 21, 2015, L'Enfer D'Hunterdon, Lambertville, NJ. Kermesse Sport

March 28-29, 2015, Tandem Expo, Pittsgrove, NJ.

Sat. April 4, 2015, Fools Classic, Point Pleasant, PA. Kermesse Sport

Sat. April 11, 2015, TSR Spring Classic, Easton, MD. Benefits Talbot Special Riders, a volunteer organization that provides equine therapy for disabled individuals.

Sat. April 18, 2015, New Holland Bicycle Race, New Holland, PA. 50-mi ride.

Sat. April 18, 2015, Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, Bethany Beach, DE. Ride 5, 30, 50 or 62 mi on flat terrain.

Sun. April 19, 2015, Cumberland Valley Rail-Trail Race, Run, Ride & Ramble, Shippensburg, PA. 19-mi bike ride on the Cumberland Valley Rail-Trail, 9-mi hike, 9-mi run, or 5k run.

April 24-26, 2015, 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.

Sat. April 25, 2015, Cycle for Cecil, Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area, Elkton, MD. 15, 35 or 65 mi through Cecil County.

Sat. April 25, 2015, Fleche Buffoon, New Hope, PA. Kermesse Sport

April 30-May 3, 2015, Spring Thaw and Tandem Rally, Cambridge, MD. Primarily an event for tandem riders, expect about two-thirds tandems and one-third single bikes. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club (PPTC) and Eastern Tandem Rally. 

Fri.-Sat. May 1-2, 205, 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 2, 2015, Six Pillars Century, Cambridge, MD. Ride 11, 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 3, 2015, TD Five Boro Bike Tour, Manhattan, New York, NY. 32,000 riders! Registration will open at noon on Tue. Jan. 20, 2015.

Sun. May 17, 2015, Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York, Fort Lee, NJ.

Wed. May 20, 2015, Ride of Silence, many start locations worldwide. PA: Philadelphia, Doylestown, and West Chester; NJ: Medford; DE: Newark and Wilmington. Please see the website for a complete list - too many to list here! 7:00pm ride start, but come early for 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.

May 22-25, 2015, Kent County Spring Fling, Chestertown, MD. Registration opens Jan. 1, 2015. Baltimore Bicycle Club

Sun. May 31, 2015, Go the Distance for Autism, Paramus, NJ. Benefits the Alpine Learning Group.

Sat. June 6, 2015, Get Ready Metric, Fort Mott, Pennsville, NJ. 31 or 62 mi. South Jersey Wheelmen

Sat. June 6, 2015, Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure, Ambler, PA. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. Find additional Tour de Cure dates and locations.

June 6-7, 2015, Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge, Easton, MD. Benefits the National MS Society.

June 12-14, 2015, Eastern Tandem Rally, Gettysburg, PA.

Sat. June 13, 2015, Broad Creek Bike & Brew, Laurel DE.

Sat. June 13, 2015, Ride for Autism, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Benefits Autism New Jersey. (2015 date from Facebook.)

Sun. June 14, 2015, ACS Bike-a-thon. New month and new end location for 2015. Ride to Atlantic City, NJ (instead of Buena, 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.

Sat. June 20, 2015, Double Creek Tour, Dover, PA (near York).

Sat. July 25, 2015, Heart of the Chesapeake Bike Tour, Cambridge, MD. Ride 10, 33 or 64 mi on flat terrain. Benefits the Dorchester YMCA Bob Brannock Endowment Fund.

June 26–July 1, 2015, Bike Virginia. Tour the Virginia Highlands and neighboring Tennessee.

June 27-28, 2015, PA Hope Ride, Hershey to Philadelphia, PA. Benefits the American Cancer Society.

Sat. July 18, 2015, New Holland Bicycle Race, New Holland, PA. 50-mi ride.

Sun. July 26, 2015, Fixed Gear / Single Speed Fondo, Yardley, PA. Kermesse Sport

Sat. Aug. 8, 2015, Brake the Cycle of Poverty, Kutztown, PA. Ride 10, 25, 33 or 62 mi. Benefits Friend, Inc. Community Services, a multi-service social agency in Berks County.

Sat. Aug. 8, 2015, Green Branch Park Century, Pittsgrove, NJ. The first half has two route choices of 24 or 49 mi. The second half has two route choices of 27 or 52 mi. South Jersey Wheelmen

Sun. Aug. 16, 2015, Lake Nockamixon Century, Doylestown, PA. Kermesse Sport [Editor's comment: For 2015, the Lake Nockamixon Century is not affiliated with SCU.]

Sat. Sept. 19, 2015, Jersey Devil Century, Centerton, NJ. 25 or 50-mi loops on flat terrain in the morning and afternoon; can be combined for 25, 50, 75 or 100 mi. South Jersey Wheelmen

Sat. Sept. 19, 2015, Tour De Farm NJ, Blairstown, NJ. Ride 5-mi flat, 35-mi rolling or 78-mi hilly. Registration includes gourmet farmer's breakfast, tastings at each farm, and healthy post-ride hors d'oeuvres. A optional farm-to-fork celebration meal is available for an additional fee.

Sept. 19-20, 2015, Bike MS: Bike to the Bay, Dover, DE to Rehoboth Beach, DE. Ride 1 or 2 days, 17-175 mi total. Benefits the National MS Society.

Sun. Sept. 20, 2015, Bike the Beach, Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT.

Sun. Sept. 20, 2015, Three Creek Century, Carlisle, PA. Harrisburg Bicycle Club

Oct. 3-4, 2015, Bike MS: City to Shore. Cherry Hill, Hammonton or Mays Landing to Ocean City, NJ. Ride 1 or 2 days, 25-175 mi total. 7,000 riders. Benefits the National MS Society. (As of November 19, 2014, the 2015 ride dates have changed. Originally scheduled for Sept. 26-27, the ride will now be held on Oct. 3-4, 2015.)

Sat. Oct. 10, 2015, New Holland Bicycle Race, New Holland, PA. 50-mi ride.

Sun. Oct. 11, 2015, Ride Ataxia Philadelphia, Blue Bell, PA. 5-50mi. Benefits the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA).

Sun. Oct. 25, 2015, Oktoberfest Ride, Collegeville, PA. Kermesse Sport

Nov. 4-9, 2015, FestiVELO, Santee, SC. Mostly flat rides, 20-110 mi. Benefits Charleston Moves. (The start location is 620 miles from Horsham, PA.)

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What are bicycle events?

Maps and driving directions

The 2015 SCU Mileage Log is available now! Download the log in PDF or XLS format, or see Mileage Logs for more information. The XLS version 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 2014 

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

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)

League of American Bicyclists (L.A.B.) Ride Guide

Pete & Ed Books Bicycle Ride Links  

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

Road ID

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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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 10, 2014 - 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:

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 12/16/2014

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