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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 Sat. 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.)

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.

May 2015

Sat. May 9, SCU Quad County Metric, Green Lane, PA. Start from scenic Green Lane Park in rural western Montgomery County, and ride 26, 45, 53, 68 or 76 miles on low-traffic back roads. The 53- and 76-mile routes include the Intensive Climbing Unit (ICU) with an extra 1,200 ft of elevation over 8 miles! The 26-mile route is a new scenic route that includes Swamp Creek Rd along the picturesque Unami Creek. Suburban Cyclists Unlimited (SCU)


New this year - Quad County Metric Jerseys


"Four-Foot Law" lawn signs  
are available from SCU

Sat. May 16, Amy's Ride/Walk Against Pancreatic Cancer, Quakertown, PA. Ride 18 or 35 mi, or walk 3 mi. Benefits Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

Sat. May 16, Bike 4 Beds, one-way rides to Wildwood, NJ. Ride 25, 50, 75 or 100 mi. Benefits the Cavaillon Orphanage and the All of God’s Children Orphanage in Haiti.

Sat. May 16, Hilly Philly Bike Tour, Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA. 30 miles with 2,500 ft of climbing. 5 hills: The Wall, Valley Green, Andorra, Gypsy Ln and Hagys Mill. Benefits the American Cancer Society.

Sat. May 16, Pinelands Triple Loop, Batsto Village Park, Washington Township, NJ. Ride 1, 2, or 3 different loops on flat terrain: #1 - 36 mi, #2 - 29 mi, #3 - 35 mi. Shore Cycle Club

Sat. May 16, Rotary 100 Bike Tour, Doane Academy, Burlington, NJ. New start location and new routes for 2015! Ride 25, 50, 64 or 100 mi on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain. Benefits the Rotary Club of Burlington.

Sat. May 16, Spring Sprouts, Wyebrook Farm, Honey Brook, PA. Ride 10, 30, or 62 mi. The same routes are offered on July 19 and Sept. 26.

Sat. May 16, Wheels for Meals, Beacon Middle School, Lewes, DE. Ride 12, 25 or 50 mi. Register by 4/15/15 for free T-shirt. Benefits Meals on Wheels of Lewes & Rehoboth, Inc.

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

Sun. May 17, Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York, Fort Lee, NJ. 50 or 100 mi.

Sun. May 17, Delaware Gran Fondo, Wilmington, DE. 15, 31 or 62 mi.

Sun. May 17, Dream Come True Ride or Stride, Breinigsville, PA. Ride scenic 13-, 23-, 37- or 64-mi low-traffic 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 17, Horse Farm Tour, New Oxford, PA. Ride 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 17, Lancaster Ride to Cure Diabetes, Lancaster County Central Park, Lancaster, PA. Ride 10, 15, 25, 50 or 62 mi through the scenic areas of Cumberland and Lancaster Counties. Benefits JDRF.

Sun. May 17, Phillies Charities Bike Ride, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA. 25-mi. All riders must keep a pace of 10-15 mph. Police will lead the entire pack of riders with a rolling street closure. Mandatory packet pickup on May 15 or 16; no day-of registration. Benefits Phillies Charities, Inc.

Sun. May 17, Tour de Tinicum, Erwinna, PA. Ride 15, 36, 48 or 62 mi on low-traffic Bucks-County roads, rolling-to-hilly terrain, or 4-11 mi on the flat, unpaved towpath. Benefits the Delaware Valley Volunteer Fire Company.

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

Wed. May 20, Ride of Silence, many start locations worldwide. PA: Philadelphia, Doylestown, and West Chester; NJ: Medford; DE: Newark and Wilmington. Please see the website for a complete list - too many to list here! 7:00pm ride start, but come early for pre-ride dedication ceremony. Join cyclists worldwide in a free, silent, slow-paced ride (12-mph maximum) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.

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

May 22-25, Kent County Spring Fling, Chestertown, MD. Four days of riding on the Eastern Shore, with meals and lodging at Washington College. Baltimore Bicycle Club

Sat. May 30, ALS Express Bike Ride, one-way rides to Wildwood, NJ, from four NJ start locations: Blackwood, Vineland, Dennisville, or Cape May Court House, 10-75 mi on flat terrain. Each rider receives two complimentary passes to Morey’s Piers Amusement and Water Parks.

Sat. May 30, Shorebirds Metric Century, Tall Tales Brewery, Parsonsburg, MD. Ride 15, 35 or 65 mi on flat terrain through scenic, low-traffic Wicomico County. Benefits the American Cancer Society.

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

Sat. May 30, Tour de South Brunswick, South Brunswick, NJ. Ride 4, 10 or 25 mi. Benefits the Education Foundation of South Brunswick Township.

Sat. May 30, Tour for Hope, Campgaw Mountain County Park, Mahwah, NJ. Ride 12, 25 or 50 mi. $40 registration + $150-$250 minimum fundraising; benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) for suicide prevention research, education, advocacy and programs for survivors of suicide loss.

Sun. May 31, Barnstormers Ride, Lancaster, PA. Ride 10 or 30 mi. Includes minor-league baseball tickets and all-you-can-eat barbecue. Benefits The Common Wheel, a non-profit community bike center.

Sun. May 31, Bicycle Ride for Recovery, Bensalem, PA. Motorcycle and 40-mi bicycle ride for experienced road cyclists through scenic rolling terrain of Bucks County. Benefits the Livengrin Foundation for Addiction Recovery.

Sun. May 31, Bike Ride for Amy, Monmouth Junction, NJ. Ride 15 flat, 25 flat, 35 hilly, or 50 challenging mi. $25-$50 registration + $140 minimum fundraising; benefits the Amy Feiman Behar Foundation, created to increase the early detection and treatment of breast cancer for uninsured women.

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

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

Sun. May 31, Breakthrough Bike Challenge, Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro, PA. Ride 10-15, 25-30 or 45 mi through the scenic, low-traffic Oley Valley in Berks County. The 45-mi route includes a section of intense hill climbing. $75-$250 registration; 100% of contributions go to cancer research at the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Research Center.

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

Sun. May 31, 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. (No 5k run this year.) Benefits the Matheny Medical and Educational Center.

Sun. May 31, Ride the Pines, JCC Camps, Medford, NJ. Ride 19, 42 or 65 mi. Last year’s ride sold out, so register early! Benefits Hazon’s innovative programming in the Greater Philadelphia area, including food justice work, educational initiatives, and sustainable food resources.

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June 2015

Bike MS: Crankin' for a Cure will not take place in 2015.

Cycle Bucks County, held in June 2011-2014, will not take place in 2015.

June 4-7, Ride for Homes, Philadelphia, PA, to Hershey, PA, and return; 250 mi. Limited to 40 riders. Benefits Habitat Philadelphia.

Sat. June 6, Cory's Ride, Tall Cedars Picnic Grove, Hamilton Township, NJ. 10, 20 or 50 mi. No road markings.

Sat. June 6, CROP Hunger Bike Ride, Rodale Fitness Park (across from the velodrome), Trexlertown, PA. Ride 15, 25, 40 or 62 mi. Benefits "CROP" - Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.

Sat. June 6, Get Ready Metric, Fort Mott, Pennsville, NJ. Ride 31 or 62 mi on scenic, very-low-traffic roads. South Jersey Wheelmen

Sat. June 6, Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure, Ambler, PA. Ride 3, 12, 35, 63 or 100 mi. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. Find additional Tour de Cure dates and locations.

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

Sat. June 6, Pedal to Preserve, New Holland, PA. Ride 6, 20 or 51 mi on scenic rolling terrain. Benefits the Lancaster Farmland Trust.

Sat. June 6, St. Luke's Hospice Bike Ride, Lehighton, PA. Ride 15 mi one-way or 30 mi round-trip on the D&L National Heritage Trail. Return transportation is provided for the one-way riders. Benefits St. Luke's Hospice.

Sat. June 6, The Ride, Gloucester County College, Sewell, NJ. Ride 10, 25 or 50 mi through Gloucester County’s scenic farmlands and vineyards. Benefits Gloucester County Special Services Education Foundation.

June 6-7, Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge, Easton, MD. Ride 30-150 mi on flat terrain. Benefits the National MS Society.

Sun. June 7, Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, Philadelphia, PA. Men's and women's UCI-sanctioned professional races, amateur recreational ride before the race, vendor expo, volunteer and spectator event. Read the Press Release. Full website and more information coming soon.

Sun. June 7, Tour de Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY. 20 mi. Benefits Transportation Alternatives.

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

Sat. June 13, Broad Creek Bike & Brew, Laurel DE. Ride 25, 50 or 62 mi. Post-ride party featuring Dogfish Head Beer food from Abbotts Grill.

Sat. June 13, Get Your Rear in Gear - Tour de Tush, Grange Park, Allentown, PA. Ride 30 or 60 mi, rolling-hilly. Benefits the Colon Cancer Coalition.

Sat. June 13, 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 13, 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 13, 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

Sat. June 13, Ride for Autism, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Ride 10, 25, 50, 65 or 100 mi on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain. Benefits Autism New Jersey.

June 13-14, Get Your Guts in Gear, West Point, NY. Ride Saturday only or Saturday and Sunday, 30-130 mi total. $35 registration fee + $325 fundraising minimum. Get Your Guts in Gear - The Ride for Crohn’s & Colitis (“GYGIG”) is an independent, national, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that raises awareness of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and related conditions.

Sun. June 14, ACS Bike-a-thon. New month and new end location for 2015! Ride to Atlantic City, NJ (instead of Buena, NJ), one-way, from Philadelphia, Cherry Hill or Hammonton; 31-100 mi. Start from Philly at 6:30am and ride across the Ben Franklin Bridge. Benefits the American Cancer Society.

Sun. June 14, French Creek Iron Tour, Phoenixville, PA. Ride 11, 20, 32, 50, 62, 75 or 100 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain. Benefits the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust.

Sun. June 14, 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 20, 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 20, Cycle The Solstice, York, PA. Ride 10, 30, 62 or 100 mi through York and Lancaster counties. See event website for ride start times - much later than typical. After the ride, celebrate at Horn Farm Center's annual Summer Solstice Festival.

Sat. June 20, Double Creek Tour, Dover, PA (near York). Ride 30, 48 or 62 mi. Benefits the Healthy Community Pharmacy. The Pharmacy serves uninsured or underinsured patients.

Sat. June 20, FCC Century Breast Cancer Ride, Scotland, PA. Ride 13, 26, 42, 63 or 101 mi through Franklin County on very scenic country roads with rolling hills and limited traffic. Franklin County Cyclists

Sat. June 20, Roll & Stroll, Souderton, PA. 10 or 20 mi on rolling terrain, or 39 or 64 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain. Participants can enjoy an all-you-can-eat picnic buffet, and live music by The Mango Men. Benefits the Indian Creek Foundation.

Sun. June 21, Vintage Bike Ride, Bellview Winery, Landisville, NJ. Ride 25 or 45 flat miles in the spirit of L'Eroica. Live music and wine tastings with admission; food also available. No website; contact John Walsh for more information.

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

June 26–July 1, Bike Virginia. Tour the Virginia Highlands and neighboring Tennessee.

Sat. June 27, Miles For Mission, Macclesfield Park, Lower Makefield, PA. Ride 5, 10, 20, 40 or 60 mi on rolling terrain, or bike or hike on the unpaved canal towpath. Benefits four local charities.

Sat. June 27, Two Rivers Bike Ride, Centreville, MD. Ride 15, 30, 65 or 100-mi along the scenic Corsica and Chester Rivers. Benefits the Wye River Upper School's financial aid fund and the Corsica River Conservancy.

June 27-28, PA Hope Ride, Hershey to Philadelphia, PA. Ride 140 or 170 mi. Benefits the American Cancer Society.

Sun. June 28, Bay to Bay Ride, Betterton, MD. Five routes: 27-104 mi. Benefits the Chestertown Lions Club.

Sun. June 28, Black Tie Tour, Horse Park of NJ, Allentown, NJ. Ride 25 or 50 mi.

Sun. June 28, Chester County Challenge for Cancer, West Chester, PA. Ride 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 28, Farm to Fork Fondo, Port Jervis, NY. Ride 11, 36, 60 or 94 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain.

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July 2015

Sun. July 5, Delaware DoubleCross, Middletown, DE. Cross and "double-cross" an entire state in only 31 total miles over mostly flat terrain. A second (different) 31-mi loop is also available. White Clay Bicycle Club

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

Sat. July 11, The Boob Ride, St. Peter's Village, PA. Ride 10, 30 or 50 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain. There will be no SAG support on this ride. Benefits the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for a Cure for Breast Cancer.

Sun. July 12, Tour de Queens, Queens, NY. 20 mi. Benefits Transportation Alternatives.

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

Sun. July 19, 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. $25-$75 registration fee + $175 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 19, Racin’ 4 Mason Team Ride, Hopewell to Hardwick, NJ. This is a hilly 70-mi one-way ride to YMCA Camp Mason, and return transportation is provided. A 16-mi round-trip ride from the camp is also offered. Benefits YMCA Camp Mason.

Sun. July 19, Tour De Wyebrook, Wyebrook Farm, Honey Brook, PA. Ride 10, 30, or 62 mi. The same routes are offered on May 16 and Sept. 26.

Sat. July 25, Heart of the Chesapeake Bike Tour, Cambridge, MD. Ride 10, 33 or 64 mi on flat terrain. Benefits the Dorchester YMCA Bob Brannock Endowment Fund.

Sun. July 26, Firefighter 50 Bicycle Ride, Westminster, MD. Ride 30-, 50- or 100-mi on-road or a "dirty 30 loop" on both paved and dirt roads. Benefits the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Department. 

Sun. July 26, Fixed Gear / Single Speed Fondo, Yardley, PA. 50 mi. Kermesse Sport

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August 2015

Sat. Aug. 1, Princeton Bicycling Event, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ. Seven routes: flat/rolling: 16, 23, 35, 50, 65 or 100 mi; almost hilly: 65 mi. Also, 8-mi guided family ride @ 10:30am - pre-registration is necessary for the guided ride. Free T-shirt with registration by July 23. Princeton Free Wheelers (PFW)

Sun. Aug. 2, Rotary Ride for Families, Indian Crest Middle School, Souderton PA. Ride 16-mi rolling, 25- or 42-mi hilly, through scenic Upper Bucks County. Benefits the Rotary Clubs of Perkasie, Quakertown, Saucon and Souderton.

Aug. 7-9, 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 South Pacific, performed by a professional theater company. No SAG or road markings. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club

Sat. Aug. 8, Brake the Cycle of Poverty, Kutztown, PA. Ride 10, 25, 33 or 62 mi. Benefits Friend, Inc. Community Services, a multi-service social agency in Berks County.

Sat. Aug. 8, Chocolate Tour, Hershey, PA. Ride 10, 25, 35, 50, 75 or 100 mi. Benefits Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

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

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

Sat. Aug. 8, Tour de Blairstown, Sycamore Park, Blairstown, NJ. 20- and 40-mi road rides, and 10-mi trail ride on the Paulinskill Trail, in scenic rural Warren County. T-shirt to first 400 riders and water bottle to first 250. Expo featuring local artists and businesses, and post-ride party. Discount code: "blair614". Benefits the Blairstown Enhancement Committee.

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

Sat. Aug. 15, Shorefire Century, Middletown, DE. Ride 35, 65 or 100 mi through flat-to-gently-rolling farmland in central Delaware. White Clay Bicycle Club

Sat. Aug. 15, Team NPF Cycle Inaugural Ride, Unionville Vineyards, Ringoes, NJ. Ride 10, 25, 62 or 100 mi. $200 fundraising minimum, benefits the National Psoriasis Foundation.

Sun. Aug. 16, CF Cycle for Life, Conshohocken Brewing Company, Conshohocken, PA. 20, 34 or 65 mi. Registration + $185 minimum fundraising; benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Sun. Aug. 16, 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. Registration closes July 1 or at 2,500 riders, whichever comes first. No day-of-event registration. Lancaster Bicycle Club

Sun. Aug. 16, Lake Nockamixon Century, Doylestown, PA. Ride 38, 65 or 103 mi. All riders will visit picturesque Lake Galena as well as Lake Nockamixon. Kermesse Sport [Editor's comment: The 2015 Lake Nockamixon Century is not affiliated with SCU.]

Sun. Aug. 16, Ramapo Rally, Mahwah, NJ. Ride 12-105 mi. Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey (BTCNJ)

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September 2015

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

Mon. Sept. 7, Donut Derby, Valley Preferred Cycling Center (the Velodrome), Breinigsville, PA. 36-mi fun race on a figure-8 course with the donut zone in the middle. For each donut you consume, you get 3 minutes deducted from your actual ride time to get your D.A.T. (Donut Adjusted Time). Pre-registration only. Lehigh Wheelmen Association

Sat. Sept. 12, 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. 12, 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. The largest cycling event in Delaware - 2,200 riders in 2014.

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

Sat. Sept. 12, Skipjack Bike Tour, Deal Island, MD. Ride 15, 30 or 65 mi on flat terrain. Held in conjunction with the Skipjack 2k/5k/10k run. Benefits the Deal Island - Chance Volunteer Fire Co.

Sat. Sept. 12, South Jersey Tour des Farms, Vincentown, NJ. Ride 16, 29 or 54 mi. Stop at designated farm markets and your optional market purchases will be delivered to the starting point. South Jersey Resource Conservation & Development Council.

Sat. Sept. 12, SYCBA Fit for a Cause, New Freedom, PA. 3- or 10-mi bike ride, or timed 5k run, or walk at your own pace; all on on the Heritage Rail Trail.

Sun. Sept. 13, Belleplain Fall Century, Belleplain State Forrest, Woodbine, NJ. Ride 35 or 50 mi in the morning and 28 or 50 mi in afternoon; all on flat terrain. Routes can be combined for 63, 78, 85 or 100 mi. Shore Cycle Club

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

Sun. Sept. 13, The Flattest Century in the East (TFCE), Dartmouth, MA. Registration has closed - sold out! 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 [Editor's comment: Since TFCE is sold out, check out the Devin Laubi Foundation Ride in the same very scenic area, one week later on Sept. 20.]

Sun. Sept. 13, Hempfield Foundation Ride for Education, Landisville, PA. Ride 13, 31 or 62 mi through beautiful Lancaster County farmland. Benefits the Hempfield Foundation.

Sun. Sept. 13, New York City Century, New York, NY. Ride 35, 55, 75 or 100 mi. Benefits Transportation Alternatives.

Fri.-Sat. Sept. 18-19, BR2RB Bike-a-Thon, Quarryville, PA to Rehoboth Bay, DE, 125-mi one-way. Friday 80-mi and Saturday 50- and 80-mi one-way routes are also offered. Return transportation is provided. Benefits Black Rock Retreat.

Sat. Sept. 19, 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

Sat. Sept. 19, Tour de Farm NJ, Blairstown, NJ. Ride 5-mi flat, 35-mi rolling or 78-mi hilly. Registration includes gourmet farmer's breakfast, tastings at each farm, and healthy post-ride hors d'oeuvres. A optional farm-to-fork celebration meal is available for an additional fee.

Sat. Sept. 19, Tour de Sussex, Delaware Technical Community College, Georgetown, DE. Ride 25, 50, 62 or 100 mi.

Sept. 19-20, Bike MS: Bike to the Bay, Dover, DE to Rehoboth Beach, DE. Ride 1 or 2 days, 17-175 mi total. Benefits the National MS Society.

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

Sun. Sept. 20, Bike the Basin, Northampton Civic Center Soccer Basin, Richboro, PA. This event is for children: Ages 1-14 participate in age-group rides around the 1/2-mi track; ages 14-18 ride Trek the Tyler, a guided a guided 3- or 6-mi ride through Tyler State Park. Benefits the Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation.

Sun. Sept. 20, 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. 20, Century for the Cure, Camp Riverbend, Warren, NJ. Ride 40, 62 or 100 mi. $100 registration includes choice of rider jersey or event t-shirt and cycling socks; $500 fundraising minimum. Benefits the Cancer Institute of NJ.

Sun. Sept. 20, Devin Laubi Foundation Ride, Westport, MA. Very scenic 11-, 25- or 65-mi routes that travel past many bodies of water in the coastal towns of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The Devin Laubi Foundation raises funds to financially assist families of children under age 18 stricken with cancer.

Sun. Sept. 20, Gap Gallop, DeSales University, Center Valley, PA. Ride 33, 50, 70, 83 or 103 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain. Challenge yourself on an optional climb up Fiddlers Elbow. Pre-registration only. Lehigh Wheelmen Association

Sun. Sept. 20, Three Creek Century, Newville, PA. New start location for 2015! Harrisburg Bicycle Club

Sun. Sept. 20, Tour de Talbot, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD. Ride 20, 35 or 62 mi on the beautiful back roads of Talbot and Queen Anne's Counties. Benefits the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy.

Sun. Sept. 20, W. H. McIntyre Century Ride, West Chester, PA. 30, 50 or 100 mi.

Sept. 25-27, 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 26, Fall Fest Ride, Wyebrook Farm, Honey Brook, PA. Ride 10, 30, or 62 mi. The same routes are offered on May 16 and July 19.

Sat. Sept. 26, Shoo-Fly Classic, Oley, PA. Berks County Bicycle Club

Sun. Sept. 27, Tour de Yonkers, Yonkers, NY. Ride 12, 25 or 50 mi. Yonkers Bike Club

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

Wed.-Sun. Sept. 30-Oct. 4, 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, 40-55 miles per day on flat terrain. Ride 1-5 days. The Tour de Pines committee expects to have the ride locations posted by May. This unusual event has a ride leader, but no road markings or SAG - read the F.A.Q. Bring or buy your own food. The ride leader will average 11-13 mph, but faster groups will go off the front and follow the cue sheet. Benefits the Pinelands Preservation Alliance.

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October 2015

Wed.-Sun. Sept. 30-Oct. 4, Tour de Pines, various start locations in the Pinelands National Reserve, NJ. See details in the September listing, above.

Sun. Oct. 3, 2015, Sea Gull Century, Salisbury, MD. Ride 62 mi or choice of two different 100-mi routes, all on flat terrain. 8,000+ riders.

Oct. 3-4, Bike MS: City to Shore. Cherry Hill, Hammonton or Mays Landing to Ocean City, NJ. Ride 1 or 2 days, 25-175 mi total. 7,000 riders. Benefits the National MS Society. (As of November 19, 2014, the 2015 ride dates have changed. Originally scheduled for Sept. 26-27, the ride will now be held on Oct. 3-4, 2015.)

Sun. Oct. 4, Bike4Bikes Ride, Fairfield County, CT. Benefits Northeast Community Cycles.

Oct. 9-11, Tour de Pink® East Coast, Frazier, PA (Philadelphia suburb) to Ocean City, MD. Benefits the Young Survival Coalition (YSC), an organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Sat. Oct. 10, Black Bear Century, Delaware Water Gap, PA. Choice of 7 routes, 32-107 mi, almost entirely within the boundaries of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and High Point State Park. Pre-registration only - no day-of. Neptune Spear Sports

Sat. Oct. 10, New Holland Bicycle Race, New Holland, PA. 50-mi ride.

Sat. Oct. 10, Savage Century, Newark, DE. Ride 40, 60, 75 or 100 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain. The major climbs are on the 75- and 100-mi routes. White Clay Bicycle Club

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

Sat. Oct. 17, PD500 Bike Ride, Ludwig's Corner Horse Show, Glenmoore, PA. New start location for 2015! Ride 15, 40 or 62 mi over rolling-to-hilly terrain in scenic Chester County. Benefits Shake It Off, Inc. for Parkinson’s disease research, a non-profit organization.

Sun. Oct. 18, Covered Bridges Ride, Erwinna, PA. Enjoy the fall foliage of Central and Upper Bucks County. Central Bucks Bicycle Club (CBBC)

Sun. Oct. 25, Oktoberfest Ride, Collegeville, PA. This is a 63-mi ride with 4,100 ft of climbing. Post-ride Oktoberfest Party at Appalachian Brewing Company. Kermesse Sport

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November 2015

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

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

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What are bicycle events?

Maps and driving directions

The 2015 SCU Mileage Log is available now! 

Download the 2015 SCU Mileage Log in PDF or XLS format, or see Mileage Logs for more information. The XLS version provides automatic summation of weekly, monthly, and yearly mileage, and charts for mileage per week and per month.

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Past Events

Past Events of 2015 

2014 Calendar 

2013 Calendar 

2012 Calendar 

2011 Calendar

2010 Calendar

2009 Calendar

2008 Calendar

2007 Calendar

2006 Calendar

2005 Calendar

2004 Calendar

2003 Calendar

2002 Calendar

2001 Calendar

2000 Calendar

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Links to Other Events

To find additional events, the following sites are recommended (in alphabetical order)

A1 Trail Guide ride calendar

Active.com provides on-line registration for many events.

Adventure Sports Online

BCP calendar

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

Bicycling Magazine’s Event Finder

Bicycle Tour Directory

Bike Line Charity Ride Calendar and Community Calendar

BikeReg.com provides on-line registration for many events including the SCU Quad County Metric  

Bikeride.com

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

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

Pete & Ed Books Bicycle Ride Links  

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

Road ID

Spokes Magazine Mid-Atlantic Calendar

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

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Things to Consider When Selecting a Ride

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

Bicycling in Connecticut

Bicycling in Delaware

Bicycling in New Jersey

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Disclaimer

Events and dates are subject to change! Although this list is compiled from reliable sources, SCU and the editor are not responsible for errors or omissions. Please contact the event sponsor to confirm the date, registration deadlines and fees, start times, and services provided. We do not predict dates based on the prior year's calendar. When requesting information by mail, please send a S.A.S.E. to the sponsor.

All distances are listed in miles. To convert to metric: 1 mile = 1.6 kilometers; 1 kilometer = 0.62 miles. 31 miles = Half Metric Century (50 km); 62 miles = Metric Century (100 km).

All rides are on-road tours unless noted off-road. All events provide water stops, cue sheets, marked route, and SAG support, unless noted, but SCU is not responsible for the services provided at events on this calendar. All rides return to the starting location unless marked "one-way". Two-day events are Saturday-Sunday and three-day events are Friday-Sunday unless marked otherwise. There are no ride leaders for these events, and you ride at your own pace.

Unless marked "SCU", events on this calendar are not supported by nor affiliated with Suburban Cyclists Unlimited. The listing of an event in this calendar does not constitute an endorsement by SCU or by the editor. All rides and activities posted on this list are the sole responsibility of the individual organizers of and participants in the ride or activity. All participants in rides and activities appearing on this list do so at their own risk and assume responsibility for all hazards, injuries, and other risks inherent in such rides and activities. Roads will be open to motor-vehicle traffic; extreme caution must be used while riding.

Suburban Cyclists Unlimited does not list other clubs' rides that conflict with the major SCU events (May 9, 2015 - Quad County Metric). Commercial tours are not listed other than from sponsors of SCU or at the discretion of the editor. Indoor "spinning" events are not listed on this calendar.

Suburban Cyclists Unlimited is a recreational bicycle club, and we do not support or promote racing. Triathlons, duathlons, amateur races, time trials, and Randonnee events are not listed on this web site.

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Event Calendar Contact Information

Please send event notices, comments, and corrections to:

Jack Elias
Assistant Webmaster
Suburban Cyclists Unlimited (SCU)


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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*Savings compared to day-of-event registration. Pre-registration closes on May 6 at 11:45pm. No refunds. Riders must pick up their free bag in person on May 9 at Green Lane Park.

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