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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. 

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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

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.

April 2014

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. Ride 25, 50 or 62 mi on the Eastern Shore. 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, Monkey Knife Fight, Emmaus, PA. This is a 70-mi ride through the rolling hills of Emmaus, with 15-mi of dirt roads and 6500 feet of climbing. No SAG. Benefits the Pennsylvania Perimeter Ride Against Cancer.

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. Lunch stop with hot homemade soups. 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. Sold out! Potomac Pedalers Touring Club (PPTC)

Sat. April 26, Chesapeake College Shore Century, Wye Mills, MD. Ride 37 or 64 mi through some of the most beautiful countryside on Maryland's remote and beautiful Eastern Shore. Ride proceeds fund student scholarships, and the college has committed to plant a tree for every registration.

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. 6.5, 15, 30, 40 or 50 mi - combine for metric or full century. Benefits the PA State Police Historical, Educational & Memorial Center.

Sat. April 26, Pedaling on the Parkway, Montgomeryville, PA. Ride 6 or 15 mi on the Route 202 Parkway Trail. Benefits PTMA free bike share programs in Upper Perk, Hatfield Borough and Ambler.

Sun. April 27, 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 running race, or 5k run.

Sun. April 27, Draw for Sight, Betterton, MD. Ride 36 or 60 mi on flat to gently rolling terrain. Benefits the Chestertown Lions Club.

Sun. April 27, Ride for the Wild, Hackettstown NJ. 40-mi route with 2,000 ft of climbing. Benefits the Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary.

Sun. April 27, ROAR for Autism, Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, MD. 25-mi bike ride, 5k run/road race, low-mileage fun walk and family festival. Benefits autism research at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Sun. April 27, Spring Sprouts, Wyebrook Farm, Honey Brook, PA. 10, 30 or 64 mi.

Sun. April 27, Tour de Franklin, Somerset, NJ. Ride 1-5, 10, 25, 40 or 62 mi on-road, or 5-10 mi on- and off-road D&R Canal Towpath route. 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. 4, 15, 32, 46 or 65 mi. Benefits the Erin Jessica Moreken Drug & Alcohol Treatment Fund.

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May 2014

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 for The Bridge, Lawrenceville, NJ. 25, 50 or 75 mi. Benefits The Bridge Academy, a school for students with language-based learning disabilities, like dyslexia, auditory processing, ADHD.

Sat. May 3, Bike Towards the Cure, Speedwell Forge Lake, Lititz, PA. 15, 25, 36 or 62 mi. 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. 10, 35 or 63 mi. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. Find other Tour de Cure dates and locations.

Sat. May 3, Farmlands Cycling Tour, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. 18, 25, 38, 50, 62 or 100 mi. Central Jersey Bicycle Club (CJBC)

Sat. May 3, Maryland Tour de Cure, Cooksville, MD. 10, 22, 32 or 63 mi. 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. Ride 15, 30 or 65 mi through Burlington County. 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. 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 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. Kids ride, family ride, 10, 25, or 50 mi. Benefits the Alpine Learning Group.

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. Standard and VIP Registration is sold out, but you can still ride on behalf of a charity partner, with fundraising.

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 ("ICU") 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. Pre-registered riders will receive access to online route maps and GPX files in advance of the event. 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. Benefits the Rotary Club of Burlington.

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.)

Sat. May 17, Trenton Bike Tour, Trenton, NJ.

May 17-18, Bike MS: Coast the Coast, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ. 25, 50, Saturday 85 with 15-mi power loop option, Sunday 85 and two-day 170-mi route. Some routes are one-way, and bus service back to the start lines are included in the registration fees. 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. 15, 25 or 35 mi through Adams and York Counties. Routes pass one of the most famous standard-bred horse farms in the world. Hanover Cyclers

Sun. May 18, Tour de Tinicum, Erwinna, PA. Ride 4-11 mi flat on the unpaved towpath; or 15, 42, 48 or 62 mi 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 including Philadelphia and Doylestown. 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 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. 18, 35, 50 or 65 scenic miles on rolling terrain with some hills. Delaware Valley Bike Club (DVBC)

Sat. May 31, Ride to Montauk, Manhattan or Babylon, NY. Start in Manhattan or Long Island and ride 30, 70, 73, 108 or 150 mi.

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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June 2014

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. 25, 48 or 62 mi on the scenic roads of Fairfield County. 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, Ride for a Reason, Jenkintown High School, Jenkintown, PA. Ride 7, 22, or 45 mi through Montgomery and Bucks Counties. A well-stocked rest stop will be available at the Ambler YMCA. Riders can decide at that point if they want to continue on for the additional 23 mi or head back to Jenkintown. Benefits the Abington YMCA and Jenkintown Rotary.

Sun. June 1, Skylands Tour de Cure, Basking Ridge, NJ. 13, 30, 50, 75 or 100 mi. 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. Multiple rides each day, 7-105 mi.

Sat. June 7, Broad Creek Byway Bike Tour "Bike & Brew", Laurel, DE. 25, 50 or 62 mi in and around the Broad Creek area.

Sat. June 7, Cory's Ride, Tall Cedars Picnic Grove, Hamilton Township, NJ. 10, 20 or 50 mi. No road markings.

Sat. June 7, Get Ready Metric, Fort Mott, Pennsville, NJ. 31 or 62 mi. South Jersey Wheelmen

Sat. June 7, Get Your Guts In Gear, Hudson River Valley, NY. 10, 30, 62 or 100 mi. 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, Legacy Fund Bike Ride, Stockton College, Galloway, NJ. 12-, 30- or 62-mi, scenic, flat, out-and-back low-traffic routes through New Jersey’s Pine Barrens. Benefits the G. Larry James Legacy Endowed Scholarship Fund at Stockton College.

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.

Sat. June, 7, The Ride, Gloucester County College, Sewell, NJ. Scenic 10-, 25- or 50-mi routes through Gloucester County’s farmlands and vineyards. Benefits Gloucester County Special Services Education Foundation.

Sun. June 8, French Creek Iron Tour, Phoenixville, PA. 12, 20, 34, 50, 63, 75 or 100 mi. 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. 30, 62 or 100 mi. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. Find additional Tour de Cure dates and locations.

Sun. June 8, Tour de Belt, Harrisburg, PA. This is a bike tour of the 20-mi Capital Area Greenbelt.

Sun. June 8, Tour dem Parks, Hon!, Baltimore, MD. 14, 25, 35 or 64 mi 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: 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. June 14, Bike for the Buns, Stockton, NJ. Ride 10 or 20 mi on the unpaved, scenic river towpaths of Bull's Island Recreational Area. Benefits Safe Haven Rabbit Rescue.

Sat. June 14, Double Creek Tour, Dover, PA (near York). 30 or 62-mi. Running and walking events are also offered. Benefits the Healthy Community Pharmacy, supporting underinsured kids and the families who provide care for them.

Sat. June 14, Githens Center Bike-A-Thon, Lumberton, NJ. Ride 10, 25, 35, 50 or 100 mi on low-traffic roads over flat-to-gently-rolling terrain, or walk 1, 3, or 5 mi. The 100-mi route is the 50 ridden twice. 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. 12, 25, 35, 50, 65 or 100 mi. 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, Ride 4 Relief, Ocean View, NJ. Bike routes: 2, 5, 16 or 36 mi. Walk/run routes: 2 or 5 mi. Raise funds for humanitarian aid.

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, Shorebird Metric Century, Salisbury, MD. 15, 35 or 65 mi on flat terrain. Benefits the American Cancer Society.

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. 13, 26, 42, 63 or 101 mi. 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. Five routes: 27-104 mi. Benefits the Chestertown Lions Club.

Sun. June 22, 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.

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. Ride 1, 5, 10 or 30 mi on the unpaved canal towpath; or 20, 40 or 60 mi on-road.

Sat. June 28, Racin’ 4 Mason Team Ride, Hopewell to Hardwick, NJ. This is a hilly 67-mi one-way ride to YMCA Camp Mason, and return transportation is provided. A 30-mi round-trip ride from the camp is also offered. Benefits YMCA Camp Mason.

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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July 2014

Sun. July 6, Delaware Doublecross, Middletown, DE. Cross and "doublecross" an entire state in only 31 total miles over flat terrain. A second (different) 31-mi loop is also available. 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. Choice of seven routes, 21-101 mi, from four different start locations: Philadelphia (bicycle across the Ben Franklin Bridge), Cherry Hill, Shamong or Hammonton. Benefits the American Cancer Society.

Sat., July 19, Tour De Wyebrook, Wyebrook Farm, Honey Brook, PA. 10, 30 or 64 mi.

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.

Sat. July 26, Seed Farm Ride & Run, Emmaus, PA.

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. 20, 40 or 62 mi. Benefits the Long Valley First Aid Squad and The David D. Hammar Foundation.

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August 2014

Sat. Aug. 2, Princeton Bicycling Event. More info coming in May. Seven routes: flat/rolling: 16, 23, 35, 50, 65 or 100 mi; almost hilly: 65 mi. Princeton FreeWheelers (PFW)

August 8-10, The Farm Ride, Amherst, MA. Ride 1-3 days. Optional Transportation from NYC for bikes and riders.

Sat. Aug. 9, Chocolate Tour, Hershey, PA. 10, 25, 35, 50, 75 or 100 mi. Benefits Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Sat. Aug. 9, Green Branch Park Century, Pittsgrove, NJ. The first half has two route choices of 27 or 52 mi. The second half has two route choices of 24 or 49 mi. 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. 15, 30, 40 flat, 40 rolling, 62 or 100 mi. 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, 8-100 mi. Benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County.

Sat. Aug. 16, Shorefire Century, Middletown, DE. 35, 65 or 100 mi through flat-to-gently-rolling farmland in central Delaware. White Clay Bicycle Club

Sun. Aug. 17, Covered Bridge Metric Century, Lancaster, PA. Very scenic, 15-, 31- or 62- mi routes through Amish farmlands on rolling terrain with a few hills. Registration closes in July. No day-of-event registration. Lancaster Bike Club

Sun. Aug 17, Ramapo Rally, Mahwah, NJ. 12, 25, 45, 62, 100 or 125 mi. 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. 26, 50, 65, 80 or 100 mi on rolling to hilly terrain through the beautiful Brandywine River Valley. Delaware Valley Bike Club (DVBC) (Date changed 1/10/14; LAB 2014 Ride Guide has incorrect date.)

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September 2014

Sept. 5-7, Tandems East Tandem Weekend, Hopewell Valley, NJ. 30-60 mi; different routes and distances Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Sat. Sept. 6, 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, or show-and-go start 7:00-10:00am. The largest cycling event in Delaware - 2,200 riders in 2013.

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. Very scenic, 25 mi rolling, 50 or 63 mi rolling-hilly, 75 or 103 mi hilly, on low-traffic roads; 1,150 - 6,900 ft climbing. 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. 18-107 mi.

Sun. Sept. 7, NYC Century Bike Tour, New York, NY. 15, 35, 55, 75 or 100 mi. 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. 17, 33, 63 or 100 mi. 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. 5, 20 or 35 mi. 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. 25 or 50-mi loops in the morning and afternoon; can be combined for 25, 50, 75 or 100 mi on flat terrain. South Jersey Wheelmen

Sat. Sept. 20, RCDCU Annual Bike-A-Thon for Prostate Cancer, Somerset, NJ. 3 mi fun ride/walk; 10, 30, 50 mi rides. (2014 date from Facebook and Active.com)

Sun. Sept. 20, Ride for McBride, Tall Cedars Picnic Grove, Hamilton Township, NJ. 10, 25 or 50 mi. Benefits the Joseph McBride Memorial Scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice.

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. 10, 20, or 45 mi on flat-to-rolling terrain, or 62 mi, flat to hilly. Start from the beach and ride though up to five historic New England towns on the Connecticut side of Long Island Sound. All of the routes pass by scenic beaches. Benefits people with developmental disabilities through the Probus Club of Greater Bridgeport.

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. 16, 25, 40, 50 or 63 mi through charming neighborhoods, historic port areas and beautiful parks in Baltimore City & Baltimore County. Benefits Bike Maryland's bike advocacy and awareness work.

Sun. Sept. 21, Tour de Shuls, Dresher, PA. Benefits Camp Ramah in the Poconos and Ramah Day Camp.

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. Registration for 2014 will open on May 15.

Sat. Sept. 27, Shoo-Fly Classic Metric, Oley, PA. Berks County Bicycle Club

Sat. Sept. 27, Tour de Farm, Blairstown, NJ. Ride 5, 34 or 78 mi. 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 additonal fee.

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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October 2014

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

Oct. 11-12, Ride to Conquer Cancer, Philadelphia, PA. 150 mi. Benefits Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center.

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).

Sun. Oct. 12, Rotary Ride for Rotoplast, Souderton PA. Ride 25 or 42 mi over rolling-to-hilly terrain on rural roads in Upper Bucks County. Benefits Rotary International's rotoplast missions to perform cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries in underserved regions of the world.

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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November 2014

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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What are bicycle events?

Maps and driving directions

The 2014 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 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  

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)


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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 4/24/2014

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