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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.

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Thank you for riding the SCU Quad County Metric on Saturday May 9! Ride photos are available from Bluestem LightSee the 2015 slide show!
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.)

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are available from SCU

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! 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.

November 2015

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

Nov. 7-8, Philly Bike Expo, PA Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Sun. Nov. 8, Cranksgiving Ride, Doylestown, PA. 26 miles. Benefits the Bucks County Housing Group's food pantry.

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2016 Advance Notice

Events are subject to cancellation and dates may change.

Sun. Feb. 14, 2016, Stop, Swap and Save, Westminster, MD. Indoor swap meet; 9:00am-2:00pm.

Feb. 20-21, 2016, Endurance Sports Expo, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA. Claims to be the largest cycling, running and triathlon expo in the Country.

Mon.-Wed. March 7-9, 2016, National Bike Summit, Washington, D.C. Bicycle-advocacy meetings. League of American Bicyclists

Sat. April 16, 2016, Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, Bethany Beach, DE. Ride 5, 30, 50 or 62 mi on flat terrain.

April 22-24, 2016, 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.

Sun. April 24, 2016, Tour de Scranton, Scranton, PA. Ride 4, 15, 32, 46 or 65 mi on-road, or ride 15-64 mi off-road on the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. Benefits the Erin Jessica Moreken Drug & Alcohol Treatment Fund.

Sun. May 1, 2016, TD Five Boro Bike Tour, Manhattan, New York, NY. 32,000 riders!

Sat. May 7, 2016, Six Pillars Century, Cambridge, MD. Ride 11, 37, 56 or 100 mi on flat terrain in the vicinity of the very scenic 27,000-acre Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Benefits Character Counts Mid-Shore.

Wed. May 18, 2016, Ride of Silence, many start locations worldwide. 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.

June 2-5, 2016, Ride for Homes, Philadelphia, PA, to Delaware Water Gap, and return; 250 mi. Limited to 40 riders. $800 minimum fundraising, benefits Habitat Philadelphia.

Sat. June 4, 2016, Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure, 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 11, 2016, Revolutionary Ramble Bicycle Tour, Drew University, Madison, NJ. Ride 12, 25, 35, 50, 65 or 100 mi. Limited registration; sold out early last six years. Morris Area Freewheelers

Sun. June 12, 2016, ACS Bike-a-thon. Ride to Atlantic City, NJ (instead of Buena, NJ), one-way, from Philadelphia, Cherry Hill or Hammonton; 31-100 mi. Start from Philly at 6:30am and ride across the Ben Franklin Bridge. Benefits the American Cancer Society.

June 24–29, 2016, Bike Virginia.

June 25-26, 2016, PA Hope Ride, Hershey, PA, to Philadelphia, PA, and return. Ride 140 or 170 mi. Benefits the American Cancer Society.

Sat. July 16, 2016, The Boob Ride, St. Peter's Village, PA. Benefits the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for a Cure for Breast Cancer.

Sun. July 17, 2016, 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.

Sat. Aug. 6, 2016, Farm to Fork Fondo, Lancaster County, PA.

Sat. Aug. 13, 2016, Nightmare Tour, Adamstown, PA. Ride around the perimeter of Lancaster County, 177 miles, with 15,000 ft of climbing. Six official water stops with energy bars. Cue sheet and GPX file are available, but no road markings. Advance registration is mandatory.

Sun. Aug. 21, 2016, 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. Sept. 4, 2016, Tour de Farm Sussex County, Augusta, NJ. Ride 21 or 70 mi with breakfast and farm tastings included with registration. Optional Farm to Fork Celebration (tickets sold separately).

Sun. Sept. 16, 2016, 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.

Sat. Sept. 24, 2016, Tour de Farm Warren County, Blairstown, NJ. Ride 40 or 64 mi with breakfast and farm tastings included with registration. Optional Farm to Fork Celebration (tickets sold separately).

Sept. 24-25, 2016, Bike MS: City to Shore, Cherry Hill, NJ, to Ocean City, NJ.

Sun. Oct. 8, 2016, Sea Gull Century, Salisbury, MD. Ride 62 mi or choice of two different 100-mi routes, all on flat terrain. 8,000+ riders.


July 23-29, 2017, PA Perimeter Ride Against Cancer (PPRAC). This 6-day ride takes place every two years.

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What are bicycle events?

Maps and driving directions

The 2015, 2016 and 2017 SCU Mileage Logs are available now! 


See Mileage Logs for more information, or download the logs directly:
2015 SCU Mileage Log in PDF or XLS format
2016 SCU Mileage Log in PDF or XLS format
2017 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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Past Events

Past Events of 2015 

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2001 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 provides on-line registration for many events.

Adventure Sports Online

BCP calendar

Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP) calendar and temporary calendar

Bicycling Magazine’s Event Finder

Bicycle Tour Directory

Bike Line Charity Ride Calendar and Community Calendar provides on-line registration for many events including the SCU Quad County Metric

Charity Bicycle Rides from Biking Bis (Added 11/25/2013)

League of American Bicyclists (L.A.B.) (Updated 1/11/2015 - LAB Ride Guide is gone!)

Pete & Ed Books Bicycle Ride Links  

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

Road ID

Spokes Magazine Mid-Atlantic Calendar

Stinky Feet Events - Claims to be the "world's largest listing of current running, biking, and triathlon events." (Added 3/14/13)

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Things to Consider When Selecting a Ride

  1. What is the terrain — Flat, rolling, or hilly?
  2. What is the location of the ride — City, suburban, or rural?
  3. Number of participants — Do you like big rides or do crowds make you nervous? Some big events, like Bike New York or the Sea Gull, have thousands of riders. Other events have such a small turn out that you can pedal for miles without seeing another rider.
  4. Is there a special attraction along the route; for example, a lake, an historical site, the ocean, or Amish farms?
  5. How many rest stops are provided, and what is the distance between stops?
  6. What is provided at the rest stops — Just water, commercial snacks, or home-baked treats?
  7. Is any food available at the start?
  8. At the end of the ride, is lunch provided, just snacks, or no food at all?
  9. Are a T-shirt and lunch included in the registration fee? Some clubs charge extra for each.

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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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Event Calendar Contact Information

Please send event notices, comments, and corrections to:

Jack Elias
Assistant Webmaster
Suburban Cyclists Unlimited (SCU)

Manually type the above address into your e-mail message, or use this link if you have JavaScript enabled on your web browser:

NOTE: The start location must be within 150 miles of Horsham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, to be listed on this calendar. A few very popular rides outside of this range are listed at the discretion of the editor.

Please do NOT send ride notices to the webmaster or other officers of SCU!

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This page was updated by Jack Elias on 11/21/2015

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