2017 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.
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!
Some of these listings are based on "save-the-date" notices, without any details being provided. Events and dates are subject to change!
Sun. Feb. 12, 2017, Stop, Swap and Save, Westminster, MD. Indoor swap meet; 9:00am-2:00pm.
Sun. Feb. 26, 2017, Sourland Semi-Classic, Hopewell, NJ. This is a hilly 60-mi ride that explores the Sourlands Region of Central New Jersey, with some unpaved roads. Kermesse Sport
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Mon.-Thu. March 6-9, 2017, National Bike Summit, Washington, D.C. Bicycle-advocacy meetings. League of American Bicyclists
March 11-12, 2017, Endurance Sports Expo, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA. Claims to be the largest cycling, running and triathlon expo in the Country.
Sat. March 18, 2017, Bicycle South Central PA’s Regional Bike Summit, HACC Harrisburg Campus/Public Safety Building, Harrisburg, PA.
Sat. March 25, 2017, Hell of Hunterdon, Blawenburg, NJ. This is a hilly 82-mi Belgian-themed ride in Hunterdon, Mercer and Somerset Counties, NJ. The challenging course features 19 sections of dirt, gravel and hardscrabble roads (covering approximately 15% of the course). 2017 date from Facebook. Kermesse Sport
Sat. March 25, 2017, Icicle Metric, Elkton, MD. Ride 14-to-100 mi on moderately hilly terrain in the area west and north of Newark, Delaware. Indoor food stop. White Clay Bicycle Club
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April 1-2, 2017, Tandem Expo, Pittsgrove, NJ. Free admission.
Sat. April 8, 2017, TSR Spring Classic, Easton, MD. Ride 25, 50 or 62 mi on flat terrain in Talbot County. Benefits Talbot Special Riders, an organization which provides equine therapy to youth and adults with developmental disorders.
Sat. April 15, 2017, Fools Classic, Point Pleasant, PA. This is a hilly 79-mi ride with 27 sectors of dirt/gravel roads and 6,000 ft of climbing. Kermesse Sport
Sat. April 15, 2017, New Holland Bicycle Race, New Holland, PA. Ride 30 or 50+ mi through scenic Lancaster County with 4,300-4,600 ft of climbing.
Sat. April 22, 2017, Taxing Metric Century, Warwick County Park, Knauertown, PA. Ride 22, 32 or 63 mi. Lunch stop with hot homemade soups and baked goodies. New for 2017: Benefits Bethesda Project - "A Caring Family for Philadelphia's Homeless".
Sun. April 23, 2017, Cumberland Valley Rail-Trail Race, Run, Ride & Ramble, Shippensburg, PA. 19-mi bike ride; 9-mi walk; 1-mi, 5k or 15k run. All events take place on the Cumberland Valley Rail-Trail.
Sun. April 23, 2017, Lu Lacka Wyco Hundo, Jenkins Township, PA (near Pittston). This is a hilly 50-, 75- or 100-mi mixed-terrain ride (paved and gravel roads) in the beautiful Wyoming Valley of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
April 28-30, 2017, Face of America. Choice of two routes: ride from Valley Forge to Gettysburg, 120-mi one-way, or ride the classic route 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 29, 2017, Fleche Buffoon, New Hope, PA. This is a hilly 75-mi ride entirely on paved roads through Bucks County, PA, and Hunterdon County, NJ, with 14 steep climbs totaling 6,100 ft of elevation gain. Kermesse Sport
Sat. April 29, 2017, Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, Bethany Beach, DE. Ride 5, 30, 50 or 62 mi on flat terrain.
Sun. April 30, 2017, Draw for Sight Bicycle Poker Run, Betterton, MD. Ride 36 or 60 mi on the flat-to-gently-rolling terrain of Upper Kent County, Maryland. Benefits Chestertown Lions Club.
Sun. April 30, 2017, Tour de Franklin, Somerset, NJ. Benefits the Franklin Township Foodbank. 2017 save-the-date notice on Facebook.
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Fri.-Sat. May 5-6, 2017, 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 6, 2017, Farmlands Cycling Tour, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Ride 18-100 mi on flat to gently-rolling terrain. 2017 save-the-date notice on Facebook. Central Jersey Bicycle Club (CJBC)
Sat. May 6, 2017, Six Pillars Century, Cambridge, MD. Ride 37, 56 or 100 mi on flat terrain in the vicinity of the very scenic 27,000-acre Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Fundraising is optional. Benefits Character Counts Mid-Shore.
Sun. May 7, 2017, Bike Towards the Cure, Mt. Joy, PA. New start location for 2017: The Vineyard at Grandview. Ride 15, 30 or 62 mi in scenic Lancaster County. Benefits the A Week Away Foundation and The American Cancer Society.
Sun. May 7, 2017, Cinco de Mayo Benefit Bike Ride and Walk, Exton, PA. Challenging 25 and 50-mi road rides for avid cyclists, plus a flat, paved trail option for more recreational riders. Fundraising is optional. Benefits the Pennsylvania Center For Adapted Sports.
Sun. May 7, 2017, Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride for Habitat, Lehman, PA. Benefits Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity.
Sun. May 7, 2017, TD Five Boro Bike Tour, Manhattan, New York, NY. 32,000 riders! Registration will open on 1/10/2017. Bike New York
Sat. May 13, 2017, Bike4Beds Spring Event, Woodstown or Millville, NJ, to Wildwood, NJ. One-way routes: 25, 50, 70 or 100 mi; return transportation will be provided. Fundraising is optional. Benefits the Cavaillon Orphanage and the All of God’s Children Orphanage in Haiti.
Sat. May 13, 2017, 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 13, 2017, Pedal for Promise, Tabernacle, NJ. Ride 15, 30, 42 or 62 mi through scenic Burlington County. $200 minimum fundraising, benefiting UrbanPromise.
Wed. May 17, 2017, Ride of Silence, simultaneous, free events in DE, MD, NJ and PA, including Philadelphia and Doylestown. Please see the event's 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.
Sun. May 21, 2017, Bloomin' Metric, Sherwood Island State Park, Westport, CT. Register early because this event always sells out. Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club
Sun. May 21, 2017, Horse Farm Tour, Irishtown Fire Company, New Oxford, PA. Hanover Cyclers
May 26-29, 2017, Kent County Spring Fling, Chestertown, MD. Four days of riding on the Eastern Shore, with meals and lodging at Washington College. Baltimore Bicycle Club
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Sat. June 3, 2017, Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure, Temple University Ambler Campus, 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 3, 2017, Pedal to Preserve, New Holland, PA. Ride through scenic Lancaster County farmlands. Fundraising is optional. Benefits the Lancaster Farmlands Trust. 2017 save-the-date notice on Facebook.
Sat. June 3, 2017, The Ride, Rowan College at Gloucester County, Sewell, NJ. Ride 10, 25 or 50 mi. Benefits Gloucester County Special Services Education Foundation.
Sat. June 3, 2017, Tour de Lebanon Valley, Lebanon, PA. Ride 25 or 75 mi. Lebanon Valley Bicycle Coalition
Sun. June 4, 2017, Bike Ride for Amy, South Brunswick, NJ. Benefits the Amy Feiman Behar Foundation, created to increase the early detection and treatment of breast cancer for uninsured women.
Sun. June 4, 2017, 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.
Sun. June 4, 2017, Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, Philadelphia, PA. Men's and women's UCI-sanctioned professional races, vendor expo, volunteer and spectator event.
Sat. June 10, 2017, Answer to Cancer, West Point, NY. Benefits the Cancer Research Institute.
Sat. June 10, 2017, Delaware Leap Frog Bicycle Tour, Felton, DE. Ride 32 or 63 mi on flat terrain, offering a unique look at the beautiful ponds of central and lower Delaware. Downstate Delaware Striders and Riders
Sat. June 10, 2017, Revolutionary Ramble Bicycle Tour, Morris Township, NJ. Morris Area Freewheelers
Sat. June 10, 2017, Ride for Autism, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Fundraising is optional. Benefits Autism New Jersey.
Sat. June 10, 2017, Tour de Tush, Allentown, PA. Ride 10, 30 or 62 mi. Benefits the Colon Cancer Coalition.
Sun. June 11, 2017, 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 11, 2017, French Creek Iron Tour, Phoenixville, PA. Benefits the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust.
Sat. June 17, 2017, Double Creek Tour, Dover, PA (near York).
Sat. June 17, 2017, 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 24, 2017, Ride to Thrive, Mount Holly, NJ. Ride 15, 30 or 50 mi. Fundraising is optional. Benefits the Legacy Foundation. 2017 ride details on BikeReg.
June 24-25, 2017, Pennsylvania Hope Ride, Hershey, PA. New route for 2017. Ride 70 or 100 miles on day 1, 70 miles on day 2. Benefits the American Cancer Society.
Sun. June 25, 2017, Bay to Bay Ride, Betterton, MD. Ride 27, 50, 77 or 102 mi on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The longer routes go from Chesapeake Bay to Delaware Bay and back. Benefits Chestertown Lions Club.
Sun. June 25, 2017, Chester County Challenge for Cancer, West Chester, PA. Benefits the Cancer Program at The Chester County Hospital and Neighborhood Health.
June 23–28, 2017, Bike Virginia.
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Sat. July 15, 2017, New Holland Bicycle Race, New Holland, PA. Ride 30 or 50+ mi through scenic Lancaster County with 4,300-4,600 ft of climbing.
Sun. July 23, 2017, Firefighter 50 Bicycle Ride, Westminster, MD. Ride 35-, 50- or 100-mi on-road or a "dirty 30 loop" on both paved and dirt roads. Benefits the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Department.
July 23-29, 2017, PA Perimeter Ride Against Cancer (PPRAC). This 6-day ride takes place every two years.
Sat. July 29, 2017, Z Trek Fundraising Ride, Zarephath Christian Church, Zarephath, NJ. Benefits the Po River Medical Clinic in Liberia, West Africa.
Sun. July 30, 2017, 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. 2017 save-the-date notice on Facebook.
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Sat. Aug. 5, 2017, Chocolate Tour, Hershey, PA. Benefits Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Aug. 11-12, 2017, Tour de Frederick, Frederick, MD.
Sat. Aug. 12, 2017, Brake the Cycle of Poverty, Kutztown, PA. Benefits Friend, Inc. Community Services.
Sat. Aug. 12, 2017, Nightmare Tour, Adamstown, PA. Ride 111, 177, 200, 225 mi or 24 hrs, with 8,900 to 22,000 ft of climbing.
Sun. Aug. 20, 2017, 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. 27, 2017, Brandywine Tour, Kennett Square, PA. Ride 30, 50, 75 or 100 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain through the scenic Brandywine Valley and western Chester County. Longer routes going into Lancaster County. Sponsored by the Delaware Valley Bicycle Club, proceeds go to a variety of cycling advocacy organizations.
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Sun. Sept. 3, 2017, Bike4Beds Fall Event, Valley Preferred Cycling Center (the Velodrome), Breinigsville, PA. Ride 30-mi rolling, 55-mi rolling-hilly or 62-mi with a climb up Hawk Mountain. Fundraising is optional. Benefits the Cavaillon Orphanage and the All of God’s Children Orphanage in Haiti.
Mon. Sept. 4, 2017, Labor Day Century, Irishtown Fire Company, New Oxford, PA. Hanover Cyclers
Sat. Sept. 9, 2017, 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. 2017 date from BikeReg.com.
Sat. Sept. 9, 2017, 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.
Sun. Sept. 10, 2017, Gran Fondo NJ, Morristown, NJ. Ride 18, 42, 62, 75 or 107 mi with 1,240-8,100 ft of climbing.
Sat. Sept. 16, 2017, Foster 100, Philadelphia, PA. Ride 100 mi from Philadelphia to Cape May, NJ, one-way. Every cyclist rides with an assigned team based on experience and ability level. Team Foster raises money to partner service dogs with tri-state area veterans suffering from combat-related disabilities.
Sat. Sept. 16, 2017, 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 [Editor's comment: Uncertain about riding 50 miles? Ride the morning 25-mi loop, eat a good lunch at the start location, and then decide to either call it quits or ride the afternoon 25-mi loop.]
Sun. Sept. 17, 2017, Breakthrough Bike Challenge, Oley Valley, PA. Benefits Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center.
Sun. Sept. 17, 2017, Three Creek Century, Newville, PA. Harrisburg Bicycle Club
Sat. Sept. 23, 2017, Escape New York, New York, NY. Ride 25, 50, 65 or 100 mi. 2017 date from BikeRide.com. New York Cycle Club
Sept. 23-24, 2017, Bike MS: City to Shore, Cherry Hill, NJ, to Ocean City, NJ. Multiple start locations; ride 1 or days, 25-180 mi total. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sat. Sept. 30, 2017, 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
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Sun. Oct. 1, 2017, Anne Arundel County Lifeline 100 Century Ride, Millersville, MD. Ride 15- and 30-mi routes on paved trail only or 65- and 100-mi routes on road and paved trail through scenic Anne Arundel County including views of downtown Annapolis and the Severn River. Bicycle Advocates For Annapolis & Anne Arundel County ("BikeAAA").
Wed.-Sun. Oct. 4-8, 2017, 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. Ride 1-5 days for one registration fee. Benefits the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. 2017 save-the-date notice on Facebook.
Oct. 7-8, 2017, Bike MS: Bike to the Bay, Dover, DE to Rehoboth Beach, DE. Multiple start locations; ride 1 or 2 days, 20-175 mi total. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sun. Oct. 8, 2017, Golden Apple, Somers, NY. Westchester [NY] Cycle Club
Oct. 13-15, 2017, Electric Bike Expo, Philadelphia, PA. 2017 dates from BicycleRetailer.com.
Sat. Oct. 14, 2017, New Holland Bicycle Race, New Holland, PA. Ride 30 or 50+ mi through scenic Lancaster County with 4,300-4,600 ft of climbing.
Sat. Oct. 14, 2017, Sea Gull Century, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD. Registration will open on May 15, 2017.
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Nov. 4-5, 2017, Philly 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
BCP Event 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 and SCU membership
Bikeride.com Event Calendar
Charity Bicycle Rides from Biking Bis (Added 11/25/2013)
Pete & Ed Books Bicycle Ride Links
Philly Pedals - "the Hub of Cycling in Philadelphia" (Added 5/8/2014)
Road ID Event Calendar
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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:
Please include the event's name, date, start location, route distances and website link in the body of your message. I do not want to receive photos, images, logos, graphics, posters, etc. Seminars, races, indoor "spinning" events and commercial tours will not be listed.
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 the sponsoring-organization's own website before it will be listed on this calendar. Please do not submit unlisted or tentative events.
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 1/22/2017
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