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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

The 2015 Event Calendar is online now! Scroll down or pick a month from the menu near the top.
  
Save the date: Sat. May 9, 2015, for the SCU Quad County Metric! Watch the 2014 slideshow.
  
The 2015 SCU Mileage Log is available now!
  
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 9, 2015

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!

February 2015

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

Sun. Feb. 15, Delaware Valley Bike Swap, Philadelphia, PA. Cancelled!

Feb. 21-22, Endurance Sports Expo, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA. Claims to be the largest cycling, running and triathlon expo in the Country.

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March 2015

Sat. March 7, Inside Line, Newark, DE. Indoor bike expo.

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

Sat. March 21, L'Enfer D'Hunterdon, Lambertville, NJ. This is a 77-mi ride with 5,700 ft of climbing, featuring 19 sections of dirt, gravel and hardscrabble roads (covering approximately 15% of the course). Kermesse Sport

Sat. March 28, Monkey Knife Fight, Emmaus, PA. This is a 70-mi ride through the rolling hills of Emmaus, with 15-mi of dirt roads and 6,500 feet of climbing. No SAG. Benefits the Pennsylvania Perimeter Ride Against Cancer.

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

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April 2015

Sat. April 4, Fools Classic, Point Pleasant, PA. This is a 76-mi ride with 5,900 ft of climbing, featuring 27 sections of dirt, gravel and hardscrabble roads (covering approximately 23% of the course). Kermesse Sport

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

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

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

Sun. April 19, 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.

Sun. April 19, Lu Lacka Wyco Hundo, Jenkins Township, PA (near Pittston). This is a 50-, 75-, or 103-mi mixed-terrain ride (paved and gravel roads) in the beautiful Wyoming Valley of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

April 24-26, 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, Cycle for Cecil, Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area, Elkton, MD. Ride 15, 35 or 65 mi through Cecil County.

Sat. April 25, Fleche Buffoon, New Hope, PA. This is a 75-mi hilly ride through the Bucks County, PA and Hunterdon County, NJ with 14 steep climbs (6,100 ft climbing). Kermesse Sport

Sun. April 26, Tour de Franklin, Somerset, NJ. Benefits the Franklin Township Foodbank.

April 30-May 3, 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. 

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May 2015

Fri.-Sat. May 1-2, 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

May 1-3, 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 2, 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.

Sat. May 2, Tour De Tuckahoe, Amanda's Field, Petersburg, NJ. Recreational bike ride and duathlon.

Sun. May 3, Tandem Sunday, Elmer, NJ. Ride 35, 45 or 55 mi.

Sun. May 3, TD Five Boro Bike Tour, Manhattan, New York, NY. 32,000 riders!

Sat. May 9, SCU Quad County Metric, Green Lane Park, Deep Creek Rd & Snyder Rd, Green Lane, Montgomery County, PA. Online registration will open on Feb. 14. Camping is available at the start location. Watch the 2014 slideshow. Suburban Cyclists Unlimited (SCU)

May 16-17, Bike MS: Coast the Coast, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ. Ride 1 or 2 days, 25-170 mi. Benefits the National MS Society.

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

Sun. May 17, Wild Goose Chase, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge, MD. This is a women's-only event - ride 16, 22, 43 or 66 mi.

Wed. May 20, 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.

Sat. May 23, Soft Shell Metric Century, Crisfield, MD. Ride 23 or 62 mi on flat terrain. Benefits the Salisbury Jaycees.

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

Sat. May 30, ALS Express Bike Ride, 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. May 30, Tour de Lebanon Valley, Lebanon, PA. Ride 25 or 64-mi through countryside and 18th century villages; an 8-mi trail ride is also offered. Benefits Lebanon Valley Volunteers in Medicine Free Health Clinic and Lebanon Valley Bicycle Coalition.

Sun. May 31, 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. May 31, Bloomin Metric, Sherwood Island State Park, Westport, CT. Ride 25, 48 or 62 mi along the scenic roads of Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Sun. May 31, Bonkers Metric, Ridley Creek State Park, Media, PA. Ride 18, 35, 50 or 65 mi through Delaware County on rolling terrain with some hills. Delaware Valley Bike Club (DVBC)

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

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June 2015

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

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

Sat. June 6, Pedal for Preservation, Chester, NJ. Ride 7, 20 or 30 mi on the scenic, unpaved Columbia Trail. Lunch and live entertainment included. Benefits the Land Conservancy of New Jersey.

Sat. June, 6, 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.

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

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

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

Sat. June 13, Revolutionary Ramble Bicycle Tour, Madison, NJ. Morris Area Freewheelers

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

Sun. June 14, 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.

Sun. June 14, French Creek Iron Tour, Phoenixville, PA. Benefits the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust.

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

Sun.-Fri. June 21-26, Greenway Sojourn, Coraopolis, PA, to Cumberland, MD. 200-mi rail-trail ride along the Montour Trail and Great Allegheny Passage. Limited to 300 riders. Benefits the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.

Sat. July 25, 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, Bike Virginia. Tour the Virginia Highlands and neighboring Tennessee.

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

Sun. June 28, Chester County Challenge for Cancer, West Chester, PA. 5 mi flat escorted by local police; hilly: 10, 30, 50 or 65 mi. Benefits the Cancer Center of Chester County and the Neighborhood Hospice.

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July 2015

July 10-12, Tandem Weekend, Glassboro, NJ.

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

Sun. July 26, 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. 

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

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August 2015

Sat. Aug. 8, 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, Chocolate Tour, Hershey, PA. Benefits Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Sat. Aug. 8, Green Branch Park Century, Pittsgrove, NJ. Ride 24 or 49-mi routes in the morning and 27 or 52 mi in afternoon; can be combined for approximately 50, 75 or 100 mi. South Jersey Wheelmen

Sun. Aug. 8, Ride To See, Galena, MD. A scenic tour of Kent County, MD. Six routes, 15-100 mi. Benefits Galena Lions Charities.

Sat. Aug. 15, Camp Fowler Festif, Orefield, PA. 10, 20 or 40 mi. More info on Facebook. Benefits Valley Youth House-Camp Fowler.

Sat. Aug. 15, Team NPF Cycle Inaugural Ride, Unionville Vineyards, Ringoes, NJ. $200 fundraising minimum, benefits the National Psoriasis Foundation.

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

Sun. Aug 16, Ramapo Rally, Mahwah, NJ. Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey (BTCNJ)

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September 2015

Sun. Sept. 6, Brandywine Tour, Pocopson Elementary School, West Chester, PA. Ride 26, 50, 65, 80 or 100 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain through the beautiful Brandywine River Valley. Delaware Valley Bike Club (DVBC)

Sat. Sept. 12, Amish Country Bike Tour, Dover, DE. 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 2014.

Sat. Sept. 12, Larry's Ride, Camp Milldale, Reisterstown, MD. Benefits Bike Maryland.

Sun. Sept. 13, Bike MS: Barrels & Brews, Unionville Vineyards, Ringoes, NJ. Formerly Bike MS: Hops to Hops. Ride 40 or 62 mi across the rolling hills of the Amwell Valley. Benefits the National MS Society.

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

Sat. Sept. 19, 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, 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.

Sept. 19-20, Bike MS: Country Challenge, Morristown-Whippany, NJ. Ride 1 or 2 days. Benefits the National MS Society.

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

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

Sun. Sept. 27, Tour du Port, Canton Waterfront Park, Baltimore, MD. Benefits Bike Maryland.

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October 2015

Sun. Oct. 3, 2015, Sea Gull Century, Salisbury, MD.

Oct. 3-4, 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, New Holland Bicycle Race, New Holland, PA. 50-mi ride.

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

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

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November 2015

Nov. 4-9, 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

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)

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)

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 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)


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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 1/27/2015

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