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!
See Past Events of 2017.
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Sat. April 1, 2017, Gravel Grape Crusher, Landenberg, PA. Ride 25 or 50 mi on a mix of gravel, double track, single track, field and road. Velo Amis, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3).
Sat. April 1, 2017, Love, Hope, Courage Ride, West Chester, PA. Ride 45 or 70 mi through Chester County. Benefits the Never Forget Foundation, founded to help grieving children cope with loss.
Sat. April 1, 2017, Monkey Knife Fight, Emmaus, PA. This is a hilly 64-mi ride with 15-mi of dirt roads and 6,500 feet of climbing. No SAG. Benefits the Pennsylvania Perimeter Ride Against Cancer.
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). Registration for 2017 is closed. The ride is sold out. This is a hilly 50-, 75- or 100-mi mixed-terrain ride (paved and gravel roads) in the beautiful Wyoming Valley of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Sun. April 23, 2017, Tour de Staten Island, Staten Island, NY. Ride 35 or 50 mi. Limited to 2,000 riders. Benefits Transportation Alternatives.
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.
April 28-30, 2017, Lewes Delaware Weekend, Lewes, DE. Ride 20-to-65 mi per day on flat terrain. Registration includes motel accommodations. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club (PPTC)
Sat. April 29, 2017, Cycle for Cecil, Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area, Elkton, MD. Ride 15, 35 or 65 mi through Cecil County. Benefits the Cecil Land Trust.
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.
Sat. April 29, 2017, Pedaling on the Parkway, Montgomeryville, PA. Start from the Route 202/309 Park 'n Ride lot, and ride 6 or 15 mi on the Route 202 Parkway Trail, a state-designated scenic byway, from Montgomeryville to Doylestown.
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. 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. Breakfast, lunch and break stops are provided, and all participants who register before April 7 are guaranteed a T-shirt. Fundraising is optional. Benefits the Franklin Township Foodbank.
Sun. April 30, 2017, Tour de Scranton, Scranton, PA. Ride 4, 15, 32, 46 or 65 mi on-road, or ride 17-49 mi off-road on the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. Benefits the Erin Jessica Moreken Drug & Alcohol Treatment Fund.
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Thur.-Sun. May 4-7, 2017, Spring Thaw and Tandem Rally, Cambridge, MD. Primarily an event for tandem riders, expect about two-thirds tandems and one-third single bikes. Registration includes the Six Pillars Century charity ride on May 6 (see separate listing below). Potomac Pedalers Touring Club (PPTC) and Eastern Tandem Rally
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
May 5-7, 2017, Spring-n2-Cycling Weekend, Danville, PA. Ride various distances on your own or on group rides with leaders. Registration includes cue sheets, meals, snacks, parties, and hotel accommodations. Sign up early – always sells out! Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP)
Sat. May 6, 2017, Bike to the Edge, Alloway, NJ. Ride 5, 20, 31, 40 or 62 mi, out-and-back routes that begin at Camp Edge in Alloway Township and wind through the scenic farmlands of Salem and Cumberland counties.
Sat. May 6, 2017, Farmlands Cycling Tour, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Ride 18, 25, 38, 50, 62 or 100 mi on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain. Central Jersey Bicycle Club (CJBC)
Sat. May 6, 2017, Shorebird Metric Century, Tall Tales Brewery, Salisbury, MD. Ride 15, 35 or 65 mi on the lightly-traveled scenic roads of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Benefits the American Cancer Society.
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.
Sat. May 6, 2017, Spring VeloFest, Valley Preferred Cycling Center (Trexlertown Velodrome), Breinigsville, PA. Outdoor swap meet. 8:30am to 2:00pm.
Sat. May 6, 2017, Wheels for Meals, Dogfish Head Brewery, Milton, DE. Ride 12, 25 or 50 mi. Benefits Meals On Wheels of Lewes & Rehoboth, a charity delivering meals to the homebound.
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, Tandem Sunday, Elmer, NJ. Ride 35, 45 or 55 mi. Tandems East
Sun. May 7, 2017, TD Five Boro Bike Tour, Manhattan, New York, NY. Standard and VIP registrations are sold out, but you can still ride on behalf of one of the charity partners. 32,000 riders! 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, Hilly Philly Bike Tour, Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA. Ride 30 mi with 2,500 ft of climbing. 5 hills: The Wall, Valley Green, Andorra, Gypsy Lane and Hagys Mill. Benefits the American Cancer Society.
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.
Sat. May 13, 2017, Ride for Literacy, Manheim Township Community Park, Lititz, PA. Ride 10, 21 or 43 mi through Lancaster County farmland; combine two routes for a metric century. Additional ride information on Active.com. Benefits Sunrise Rotary of Lancaster.
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.
Sat. May 20, 2017, SCU Quad County Metric, Green Lane Park, Green Lane, PA. Save the date (not the usual Saturday before Mothers Day) – more information coming soon! Suburban Cyclists Unlimited (SCU)
Sun. May 21, 2017, Bloomin' Metric, Westport, CT. Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club
Sun. May 21, 2017, Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York, Fort Lee, NJ. $335.
Sun. May 21, 2017, Delaware Gran Fondo and Governor's Ride, Wilmington, DE.
Sun. May 21, 2017, Horse Farm Tour, New Oxford, PA. Hanover Cyclers
Sun. May 21, 2017, Tour de Safety, Mullica Hill NJ. Mullica Hill Women’s Triathlon Club
Sun. May 21, 2017, Tour de Tinicum, Erwinna, PA.
Sun. May 28, 2017, Velo Valley Vistas, Valley Preferred Cycling Center (Trexlertown Velodrome), Breinigsville, PA. Ride 40, 62, or 100 mi, rolling-hilly in the beautiful Hawk Valley. For the ultimate challenge, conquer the climb up Hawk Mountain. Weekend events include "Try the Track" at the velodrome (separate registration) on May 27th and local unsupported GPS rides on the 26th, 27th and 29th. Lehigh Wheelmen Association; 100% of net proceeds will be donated to the Community Bike Works and World Bicycle Relief.
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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The Mansion Ride for Autism, usually held in June, will not take place in 2017.
The Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, usually held in June, will not take place in 2017.
The Tour de Brooklyn, usually held in June, will not take place in 2017.
Thur.-Sun. June 1-4, 2017, Ride for Homes, Valley Forge, PA. Ride to Lancaster County with average distance of 50 mi/day. Limited to 40 riders. $1,200 minimum fundraising. Benefits Habitat for Humanity.
Sat. June 3, 2017, Broadcreek Bike and Brew, Laurel, DE. Ride 15, 25, 50, 62 or 100 mi on flat terrain. Dogfish Head beer and chicken barbeque provided by Abbot’s Grill at the finish party. Sponsored by the Laurel Chamber of Commerce.
Sat. June 3, 2017, Cory's Ride, Rosedale Park, Pennington, NJ. Ride flat 20 mi or somewhat-hilly 40 mi. No road markings.
Sat. June 3, 2017, 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 event, and fundraising is optional. Indoor dining area at end of ride. Benefits the Githens Center (Burlington County Cerebral Palsy Association).
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.
Sun. June 3, 2017, Legacy Bike Ride, Stockton University, Galloway, NJ. Ride 12-, 30- or 62-mi out-and-back routes over low-traffic, scenic roads. Benefits the Stockton University Legacy Fund providing scholarships to deserving students.
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, Miles for Matheny, Liberty Park, Peapack, NJ. 10-, 25-, 35-, 50-mi and hilly "Hills of Attrition" routes. Also offers a fitness walk, wheelchair walk, and kids fun run. Benefits the Matheny Medical and Educational Center.
Sun. June 4, 2017, Philadelphia
International Cycling Classic, Philadelphia, PA. Cancelled
for 2017! Read more about the cancellation here.
Men's and women's UCI-sanctioned
professional races, vendor expo, volunteer and spectator event.
Sun. June 4, 2017, Tour de Belt, Harrisburg, PA. This is a 20-mi bike tour of the PA Capital Area Greenbelt. Benefits the Capital Area Greenbelt Association.
Fri. June 9, 2017, Bike to the Beach, New York, NY. Ride from Manhattan to West Hampton Beach, one-way. The New York Ride for Autism. $500 minimum fundraising. Bike to the Beach is a 501 (c)(3).
Sat. June 10, 2017, Answer to Cancer, West Point, NY. Ride 25, 50 or 100 mi through the challenging terrain of the Lower Hudson Valley. Benefits the Cancer Research Institute (CRI)
Sat. June 10, 2017, Bikes and Beers Parkesburg, Victory Brewing Company, Parkesburg, PA. Ride 15 or 30 mi. Registration includes 2 Victory beers after the ride and a souvenir pint glass.
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, Drew University, Madison, NJ. Ride 10, 25, 35, 50, 65 or 100 mi. 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, The Longest Day Ride, NJ. Ride 50, 100 or 200 mi, one-way diagonally across NJ, from northwest to southeast. Participants must pre-register and join Central Jersey Bicycle Club.
Sat. June 10, 2017, Tour de Tush, Grange Park, Allentown, PA. Ride 10, 30 or 62 mi in the scenic, low-traffic area west of Allentown. Benefits the Colon Cancer Coalition.
Sun. June 10-11, 2017, Farm to Fork Fondo, Warwick, NY. Ride through the scenic, hilly Hudson Valley.
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. Ride 11, 20, 32, 50, 62, 75 or 100 mi, rolling-hilly (474-5,665 ft climbing). No day-of-event registration. Benefits the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust.
Sat. June 17, 2017, Double Creek Tour, Dover, PA (near York). Ride 10, 30, 48, 63 or 100 mi. New this year – in cooperation with "Cycle the Solstice" (June 24), both events will offer the same Gran-Fondo-style 100-mi route with timed sections and prizes. Benefits the Healthy Community Pharmacy, serving uninsured or underinsured patients.
Sun. June 11, 2017, Tour dem Parks, Hon!, Baltimore, MD. Ride 5, 15, 25 or 35 mi through Baltimore’s parks and neighborhoods for a close-up view of Carroll, Patterson, Herring Run, and Druid Hill Park.
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 17, 2017, Ride to Defeat ALS (ALS Express), one-way rides to Wildwood, NJ, from four NJ start locations: Blackwood, Vineland, Dennisville, or Cape May Court House. Ride 10-75 mi on flat terrain. Each rider receives two complimentary passes to Morey’s Piers Amusement and Water Parks.
Sat. June 17, 2017, Roll & Stroll, Souderton, PA. Ride 10, 20, 39 or 64 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain. Benefits the Indian Creek Foundation. 2017 ride information from BikeRide.com.
Sat. June 17, 2017, Together Run Ride Walk, Intercourse Community Park, Gordonville, PA. Ride 25 or 62 mi or run/walk 5k.
June 17-18, 2017, Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge, Easton, MD. Ride 30-150 mi on flat terrain. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Mon.-Sat. June 19-24, 2017, Pedaling4Paws, West Chester, PA to Ottawa, Canada. 500 mi.
June 23-25, 2017, Harbor House Bike Tour, Toms River, NJ. Ride 225 miles in 3 days: Toms River-Princeton-Sourlands Mountain area-Princeton-Toms River. 1-day and 2-day options are also available. $750 minimum fundraising, benefits Harbor House.
Fri.-Wed. June 23–28, 2017, Bike Virginia, Buena Vista to Staunton, VA.
Sat. June 24, 2017, Cycle the Solstice, York, PA. Ride 10, 20, 30, 62 or 100 mi through York and Lancaster counties. New this year – in cooperation with "Double Creek Tour" (June 17), both events will offer the same Gran-Fondo-style 100-mi route with timed sections and prizes. Benefits the Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education.
Sat. June 24, 1017, The Promise Ride, Edgewater, MD. Ride 10, 34 or 65 mi in scenic southern Anne Arundel County and Calvert County on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Benefits Susan G. Komen Maryland.
Sat. June 24, 2017, Ride to Thrive, Burlington County Fairgrounds, Columbus, NJ. Ride 15, 30, 45 or 63 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, Black Tie Tour, Hopewell, NJ. Ride 10, 25 or 50 mi. $150 minimum fundraising, benefits the Capital Health Center for Oncology at Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell.
Sun. June 25, 2017, Chester County Challenge for Cancer, West Chester, PA. Benefits the Cancer Program at The Chester County Hospital and Neighborhood Health.
Sun. June 25, 2017, Discover Hudson Valley Ride, Poughkeepsie, NY. Ride 15, 33, 55, 75 or 100 mi through the scenic, hilly Hudson Valley; 871-5,889 ft of climbing. Bike New York
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Bike for the Buns, usually held in July, is "retired" and will not take place in 2017.
The Tour de Queens, usually held in July, will not take place in 2017.
Sat. July 1, 2017, Delaware DoubleCross, Smyrna High School, Smyrna, DE. Ride one or two 31-mi loops in a figure-8 pattern. Ride both loops to double-cross Delaware in 62 total miles over flat terrain. White Clay Bicycle Club (WCBC)
Thur. July 6, 2017, SCHI Challenge, Lakewood, NJ, to Milford, PA. Ride 60- or 120-mi one-way. Return transportation is provided. Benefits the School For Children With Hidden Intelligence (SCHI).
Sun. July 9, 2017, Bastille Day Randonee, Flemington, NJ. This is a self-supported ride through central New Jersey. Kermesse Sport
July 14-16, 2017, Tandem Weekend, Manheim, PA. Ride Fri: 30 mi / Sat: 35 or 50 mi / Sun: 30 mi. Tandems East
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.
Sat. July 15, 2017, Hershey's Pedal for Goodness (formerly the Tour de Chocolate Town), Hershey, PA. Benefits Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. 2017 save-the-date notice on Facebook and more information on BikeRide.com.
Sat. July 22, 2017, Heart of the Chesapeake Ride, Cambridge, MD. Benefits the Dorchester YMCA Bob Brannock Endowment Fund and YMCA Scholarships.
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, CT Challenge, Fairfield County Hunt Club, Westport, CT. Ride 10, 25, 50, 75 or 100 mi. $500-3,000 minimum fundraising depending on the route or category. Benefits the CT Challenge Center for Survivorship in Southport.
Sat. July 29, 2017, Farm to Fork Fondo, Lancaster, PA. Ride 9, 28, 55 or 85 mi through scenic Pennsylvania Dutch farmland.
Sat. July 29, 2017, SpellBound Century, SpellBound Brewery, Mount Holly, NJ. Ride 25, 45, 63 or 100 mi. This event sold out in 2015-2016, so pre-registration is recommended!
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. $200 minimum fundraising, 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.
Sun. July 30, 2017, Rotary Ride for Families, Souderton Area High School, Souderton PA. Ride 31, 50 or 62 mi on hilly terrain through scenic Upper Bucks County. $5 discount for SCU members! Benefits the Rotary Clubs of Perkasie, Quakertown, Saucon and Souderton. (Updated 2/21/17.)
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Sat. Aug. 5, 2017, Chocolate Tour, Hershey, PA. Benefits Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Sat. Aug. 5, 2017, Princeton Bicycling Event, West Windsor, NJ. Princeton Free Wheelers (PFW)
Sat. Aug. 5, 2017, Wyebrook Bike Tour, Wyebrook Farm, Honey Brook, PA. Ride 10, 31 or 62 mi through Amish Country. This event will be repeated on Sat. Sept. 16.
Aug. 11-13, 2017, Tour de Frederick, Walkersville, MD. Ride 13, 35, 62 or 100 mi on Saturday and the 10-mi Frederick History Ride through downtown, with many stops at historic points of interest, on Sunday.
Sat. Aug. 12, 2017, Brake the Cycle of Poverty, Kutztown, PA. Ride 10, 25 or 38 mi, rolling-hilly. 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.
Sat. Aug. 12, 2017, Ride To See, Galena, MD. Ride 15, 30, 40 flat, 40 rolling, 62 or 100 mi through Kent County on the Eastern Shore. Benefits the Galena Lions Charities.
Sun. Aug 13, 2017, CF Cycle for Life, Conshohocken, PA. Ride 10, 20, 34 or 65 mi. $185 fundraising minimum, benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Sat. Aug. 19, 2017, Camp Fowler Festif, Orefield, PA. Ride 10, 25, 44 or 52 mi. See more information on Facebook. Benefits Valley Youth House-Camp Fowler.
Sun. Aug. 20, 2017, Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic (formerly the Covered Bridge Metric Century), HACC Lancaster Campus, Lancaster, PA. Very scenic, 15-, 31-, 62- and new 100-mi routes through Amish farmlands on rolling terrain with a few hills. Proceeds benefit the Lancaster Bicycle Club's grant program.
Sun. Aug. 20, 2017, Ramapo Rally, Mahwah, NJ. Ride 12, 25, 50, 62, 100 or 125 mi through the farm and lake country of northern and western NJ. 2017 ride information from BikeRide.com. Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey (BTCNJ)
Sat. Aug 26, 2017, Shorefire Century, Middletown, DE. Ride 35, 65 or 100 mi on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain through scenic farmland in central Delaware. White Clay Bicycle Club
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 (Trexlertown 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.
Sun. Sept. 3, 2017, Hell of the North, Flemington, NJ. Ride 30, 62 or 100 mi on the beautiful back-roads of hilly Hunterdon and Warren Counties. Benefits Avery's Hope, a non-profit organization that raises money and awareness for families with children with rare gastrointestinal diseases.
Sun. Sept. 3, 2017, Tour de Farm Sussex County, Augusta, NJ. Ride 14, 26 or 65 mi with breakfast and farm tastings included with registration.
Mon. Sept. 4, 2017, Labor Day Century, Irishtown Fire Company, New Oxford, PA. Hanover Cyclers
Sat. Sept. 9, 2017, AJ Foundation Ride for Autism, Yardley, PA. Ride 12, 18, 31 or 62 mi over the rolling terrain of Bucks County. Benefits the The AJ Foundation For Children With Autism and the Comprehensive Learning Center.
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.
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.
Sat. Sept. 9, 2017, 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. No day-of-event registration. Baltimore Bicycle Club
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.
Sun. Sept. 10, 2017, New York City Century, New York, NY. Ride 31, 62 or 100 mi. Benefits Transportation Alternatives.
Fri.-Sat. Sept. 15-16, 2017, BR2RB Bike-a-Thon, Quarryville, PA to Rehoboth Bay, DE. One-way rides, Fri: 80, 125 or 145 mi; Sat: 50, 80, 125 or 145 mi. Return transportation is provided. Benefits Black Rock Retreat.
Sat. Sept. 16, 2017, Escape New York, New York, NY. Start in Manhattan and ride 25, 50, 65 or 100 mi across the George Washington Bridge and into the West Hudson Highlands of Bergen and Rockland Counties. New York Cycle Club
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.]
Sat. Sept. 16, 2017, RCDCU Bike-A-Thon for Prostate Cancer, Franklin Middle School, Somerset, NJ. Ride 3, 10, 30 or 50 mi. Benefits the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation.
Sat. Sept. 16, 2017, Wyebrook Bike Tour, Wyebrook Farm, Honey Brook, PA. Ride 10, 31 or 62 mi through Amish Country.
Sun. Sept. 17, 2017, Bike the Beach, Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT. Ride 10, 20, or 45 mi on flat-to-rolling terrain, or 62 mi, flat to hilly. Start from the beach and ride through 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. 17, 2017, Breakthrough Bike Challenge, Oley Valley, PA. Benefits Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center.
Sun. Sept. 17, 2017, Three Creek Century, Newville, PA. Ride 25, 50, 75 or 100 mi on lightly-traveled roads along and over the scenic Conodoguinet, Yellow Breeches and Big Spring creeks. Take the South Mountain Challenge option on the 50-mi route, where riders climb 1,000-ft up Big Flat. Or ride 18-mi on the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail. Harrisburg Bicycle Club
Sat. Sept. 23, 2017, Tour de Farm Warren County, Blairstown, NJ. Ride 21, 44 or 64 mi with breakfast and farm tastings included with registration.
Sat. Sept. 23, 2017, Tour de Sussex, Delaware Technical Community College, Georgetown, DE. Ride 25, 50, 62 or 100 mi.
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.
Sun. Sept. 24, 2017, Twin Lights Ride, Highlands, NJ. Ride 15, 30, 55, 75 or 100 mi. Benefits Bike New York.
Sat. Sept. 30, 2017, Bike the Brandywine, Chadds Ford, PA. Ride 25, 50 or 100 mi, rolling-hilly, through the beautiful Brandywine Creek Greenway and surrounding countryside. Benefits the Brandywine Conservancy.
Sat. Sept. 30, 2017, Fall VeloFest, Valley Preferred Cycling Center (Trexlertown Velodrome), Breinigsville, PA. Outdoor swap meet. 8:30am to 2:00pm.
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
Sat. Sept. 30, 2017, Savage Century, Newark, DE. Ride 40, 60, 75 or 100 mi. The 40- and 60-mi routes have a few short climbs, while the major hills are on the 75- and 100-mi routes. White Clay Bicycle Club (WCBC)
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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").
Sun. Oct. 1, 2017, Bicycling Fall Classic, Valley Preferred Cycling Center (Trexlertown Velodrome), Breinigsville, PA. Ride 10, 25, 50 or 90 mi. Includes timing chips (with prizes for top climbers on the 50- and 90-mi courses), a Roubaix-style victory lap around the velodrome track, and a post-ride party with healthy lunch, free beer, live music. Bicycling Magazine
Sun. Oct. 1, 2017, Bikes and Beers Philadelphia, Yards Brewing, Philadelphia, PA. Ride 15 or 30 mi. Registration includes 2 Yards beers after the ride and a souvenir pint glass.
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. 6-8, 2017, Tour de Pink® East Coast, Philadelphia suburb to Long Branch, NJ. Options include a 100-mi ride and a one-day ride. Benefits the Young Survival Coalition (YSC), an organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Sat. Oct. 7, 2017, Adamstown Dirty Dozen Hill Climb, Adamstown, PA. Ride 63 mi, with 8,700-ft of climbing, 12 hills, 12 to 20% grade. The organizers say, "This is the hardest event you will ever ride". Pre-registration is mandatory.
Sat. Oct. 7, 2017, MLAR Gran Fondo, Chester Springs, PA. Ride 12, 18, 31 or 62 mi on the beautiful country roads of Chester County, with up to 4 timed hill climbs, followed by a post-ride beer garden party. Fundraising is optional. Benefits Main Line Animal Rescue.
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.
Oct. 14-15, 2017, Bike MS: Mason Dixon Challenge, Gettysburg, PA. Ride 1 or 2 days: 25 or 64 mi on Saturday, and 25 mi on Sunday. $150/$250 fundraising minimum; benefits the National MS Society.
Sun. Oct. 15, 2017, Covered Bridges Ride, Erwinna, PA. Enjoy the fall foliage of Central and Upper Bucks County with a choice of five routes: the family-friendly 20- and 30-mi flat routes use the towpath along the Delaware river, which is a fine-cinder and hard-packed dirt trail, for part of the ride, or the hilly 33-, 50- and 63-mi routes on paved roads. Travel through up to six historic covered bridges. Central Bucks Bicycle Club (CBBC)
Sun. Oct. 15, 2017, Endure Ride, Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, PA. Benefits the American Cancer Society.
Sun. Oct. 15, 2017, Ride Ataxia Philadelphia, Blue Bell, PA. Ride 5, 10, 25 or 50 mi. Post-ride meal provided by by Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill and Bonefish Grill. Benefits the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA).
Sun. Oct. 22, 2017, Oktoberfest Ride, Collegeville, PA. Ride 46 mi with 2,900 ft of climbing or 62 mi with 4,000 ft of climbing. Post-ride Oktoberfest Party at Appalachian Brewing Company. Kermesse Sport
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Nov. 4-5, 2017, Philly Bike Expo, PA Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA.
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What are bicycle events?
Maps and driving directions
The 2017 SCU Mileage Logs are available now!
Logs for more information, or download the logs directly:
2017 SCU Mileage Log in PDF or XLS format.
2016 SCU Mileage Log in PDF or XLS format.
The XLS files are Microsoft Excel format and provide automatic summation and charting of data. The PDF files are for manual entry of mileage; i.e., print the file once and log the data with pen or pencil. PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF reader.
The XLS (Microsoft Excel file) version of the SCU Mileage Log provides automatic summation of weekly, monthly, and yearly mileage, and charts for mileage per week and per month.
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To find additional events, the following sites are recommended:
BikeReg.com provides on-line registration for many events including the SCU Quad County Metric and SCU membership
Bikeride.com Event Calendar
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
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 20, 2017 - 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 3/29/2017
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