Calendar of Regional Events
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This calendar is presented by Suburban Cyclists Unlimited, and lists recreational bicycle events that take place within approximately 150 miles of Horsham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. See Other Bicycle Event Calendars for bicycle events outside of the 150-miles-from-Horsham coverage area of the SCU calendar. 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!
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NOTE: The start location must be within 150-miles of Horsham, PA. Recreational rides only!
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Sun. Sept. 3, 2017, Bike4Beds
Fall Event, Valley Preferred Cycling Center (Trexlertown Velodrome),
Breinigsville, PA. Moved to Sun. Oct. 8. (Updated 7/24/17.)
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
Sun. Sept. 3, 2017, Peter ODell Ride to Brooklyn. Start from Philadelphia, New Hope, or two locations closer to Brooklyn. Ride 50, 70, 90 or 130 mi one-way. Registration includes showers, refreshments and snacks at a hotel in Brooklyn, and transportation back from Brooklyn for you and your bike. The registration deadline is 8/23/2017. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP)
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, Donut Derby, Valley Preferred Cycling Center (Trexlertown 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
Mon. Sept. 4, 2017, Labor Day
Century, Irishtown Fire Company, New Oxford, PA. Ride 25, 50, 62 or 100 mi through scenic Adams and York Counties. Ride the new 30-mi high rock challenge. 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.
Registration includes continental breakfast and a full lunch. Benefits the The AJ Foundation For
Children With Autism and the Comprehensive
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
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. The Civil War Century is sold out! Limited to 1,600 riders. No day-of-event registration. 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. Baltimore Bicycle Club
Sat. Sept. 9, 2017, Rotary 100, Burlington, NJ. The Rotary 100 Bike Tour is cancelled permanently! (Updated 8/15/17.)
Sat. Sept. 9, 2017, Skipjack Bike Tour, Deal Island, MD. Ride 15, 30 or 65 mi on the flat, scenic Eastern Shore. Benefits the Deal Island/Chance Volunteer Fire Co.
Sat. Sept. 9, 2017, Sourland Spectacular, Skillman, NJ. Ride 26-63 mi; all routes include climbing, as Sourland Mountain is beautiful, but not flat. New for 2017, a flat 5-mi route is available. Benefits the Sourland Conservancy.
Sat. Sept. 9, 2017, South
Jersey Tour des Farms, Vincentown, NJ. Ride 15, 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. 9, 2017, Urban Farm Bike Ride, Philadelphia, PA. Ride 24 or 29 mi through Philadelphia, stopping to explore urban agricultural sites and chat with some of the farmers who help maintain the city’s vibrant farm landscape. Benefits Food Moxie.
Sept. 9-10, 2017, Bikeout, Philadelphia to Phoenixville and return. Bikeout 2017 is sold out! This is a biking/camping/farm-to-table-eating event.
Sun. Sept. 10, 2017, Cycle4Awareness, Long Beach Island, NJ. Ride 5, 18 or 36 mi.
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, Move for Mental Health, Mount Laurel, NJ. Inaugural event. Ride 5, 25 or 50 mi. Benefits the Mental Health Association in Southwestern NJ.
Sun. Sept. 10, 2017, New York City
Century, New York, NY. Ride 31, 62 or 100 mi. Benefits Transportation Alternatives.
Sun. Sept. 10, 2017, Scenic Schuylkill Century, AIM Academy, Miquon, PA. Start on River Road between Manayunk and Conshohocken, with free on-site parking and the Miquon SEPTA station across the street. Scenic town and country 21-, 46-, 67-, 79-, and 102-mi routes in Philadelphia and Montgomery County. Breakfast at the start and pizza at the finish. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP)
Sun. Sept. 10, 2017, Thompson Bucks County Classic Cyclosportif, Doylestown, PA. Ride 31 or 60 mi. Held in conjunction with the Thompson Bucks County Classic Criterium men's and women's professional races, amateur race, Lenape Scorcher highwheel bicycle race, and the Doylestown Arts Festival.
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, American Dream Scholarship Ride, Millersville University, Millersville, PA. Ride 5, 10, 20, 30 or 60 mi through rural Lancaster County. Pre-registration only! Benefits American Dream Scholarship at Millersville University.
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, Honor Ride Philadelphia, Central Park Doylestown, Doylestown, PA. Ride 20, 40 or 63 mi through scenic Bucks County. Benefits Project Hero for veteran rehabilitation services.
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
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, Ride for a Reason, Delaware City, DE. Ride 25 or 50 mi or run 5k through the flat, scenic terrain of Delaware City. Benefits atTAcK addiction and the Mike Clark Legacy Foundation.
Sat. Sept. 16, 2017, River Towns Ride & Festival, Delaware City, DE. Ride one or more 10-mi (one-way) segments between Delaware City and New Castle, starting at noon. (Originally announced for Sept. 23. Updated 7/31/17.)
Sat. Sept. 16, 2017, Wyebrook Bike
Tour, Wyebrook Farm, Honey Brook, PA. Ride 10, 31 or 62 mi through Amish
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. Ride 1 (children's ride), 12, 25 or 51 mi. Benefits Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center.
Sun. Sept. 17, 2017, Cool Cape Cycling, Willow Creek Winery, West Cape May, NJ. Ride 15, 30 or 45 mi. Organized by Run Amuck Timing LLC.
Sun. Sept. 17, 2017, Country Roads Bicycle Tour, Warwick, NY. Ride 10, 25, 43 or 64 mi on uncrowded roads through Orange County in New York’s Hudson Valley. Benefits Catholic Charities of Orange County, NY, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, and the Sanctuary for Animals.
Sun. Sept. 17, 2017, Library IV Ride for the Sunshine Foundation, Williamstown, NJ. Ride 31 or 46 mi. Enjoy a complimentary buffet at the Library IV restaurant after the ride. Benefits the Sunshine foundation.
Sun. Sept. 17, 2017, Ride for Clean Rivers (formerly Tour de Talbot), Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD. Ride 20, 35 or 62 mi on back roads of Talbot and Queen Anne's Counties on the Eastern Shore. Benefits the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy.
Sun. Sept. 17, 2017, Ride for McBride, Tall Cedars Picnic Grove, Hamilton Township, NJ. Ride 10, 25 or 50 mi. Benefits the Joseph McBride Memorial Award in the Social Policy & Practice Department at the University of Pennsylvania.
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, GameDay Metric Tour, Wayne A. Grube Memorial Park, Northampton, PA (near Bethlehem). Ride 30 or 62 mi. This is a charity bike ride before the Penn - Lehigh football game in Bethlehem, PA. The tour raise funds to provide academic scholarships to deserving incoming college students.
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 2 days, 25-180 mi total. Benefits
the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sun. Sept. 24, 2017, Tom's Ride for Vickie's Angel Walk, Hellam, PA (east of York, PA). Ride 15, 30 or 60 mi on hilly terrain. Or ride the new 50-mi gravel loop. Pasta lunch after the ride. Register by 8/31 to receive a free T-shirt. Benefits Vickie's Angel Walk, providing financial assistance to families fighting cancer.
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, Ride for the River, Pottstown, PA. Ride 16 or 40 mi, primarily on the Schuylkill River Trail. Held in conjunction with the Sly Fox Brewing Company's CAN JAM Music Festival. Benefits the Schuylkill River Greenway Association (SRGA), a 501(c)3 non-profit.
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
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.
Sun. Oct. 1, 2017, Century for the Cure, Camp Riverbend, Warren, NJ. Ride 25, 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. Oct. 1, 2017, Lifeline 100, 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, Pedal4Cam, Exton, PA. Three ride options: 1) 1-10 mi on the paved Uwchlan Trail and Struble Trail; 2) 20- or 45-mi on-road; 3) 5-, 8-, 12- or 16-mi off-road (MTB) in Marsh Creek State Park. Benefits the Cure4Cam Childhood Cancer Foundation.
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, 22-54 miles per day. Ride 1-5 days for one registration fee. This unusual event has a ride leader, but no road markings or SAG - read the F.A.Q. (PDF). 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
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, Black Bear Century, Delaware Water Gap, PA. Choice of 7 hilly routes, 32-107 mi, through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and High Point State Park, during peak fall foliage.
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, Bike for Bancroft, ARI at Bishops Gate, Mt. Laurel, NJ. Ride 5, 25, 45 or 65 mi through scenic Burlington County. Benefits Bancroft, a leading regional nonprofit provider of programs and services for individuals with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities and those in need of neurological rehabilitation.
Sun. Oct. 8, 2017, Bike4Beds Fall Event, Valley Preferred Cycling Center (Trexlertown Velodrome), Breinigsville, PA. Rescheduled from Sept. 3. Ride 30-mi gently rolling or 58/62-mi rolling-hilly with an optional climb up Hawk Mountain. Fundraising is optional. Benefits the Cavaillon Orphanage and the All of God’s Children Orphanage in Haiti. (Updated 7/26/17.)
Sun. Oct. 8, 2017, Golden
Apple, Somers, NY. Ride 26, 35, 45 or 73 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain. Westchester [NY] Cycle Club
Sun. Oct. 8, 2017, Larry's Ride, Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, MD. Ride 15, 25, 35 or 66 mi through Baltimore County on rolling-to-hilly terrain. Benefits Bike Maryland.
Sun. Oct. 8, 2017, Ode to Joy Ride, Philadelphia, PA. Ride 5, 10 or 25 mi, partially unpaved (on Forbidden Drive). In memory of Lewis Smith. Benefits the Waldorf School of Philadelphia.
Oct. 13-15, 2017, Electric Bike
Expo, Philadelphia, PA. Date changed to Nov. 4-5, and to be held in conjunction with the Philly Bike Expo.
Sat. Oct. 14, 2017, Belleplain Fall Century, Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine, NJ. Jersey Shore Cycle Club
Sat. Oct. 14, 2017, Lutheran Charities Steeplechase Ride and Community Day, Green Lane Park, Green Lane, PA. Ride 19, 35, 50 or 62 mi. See event website for Community Day activities. Benefits Lutheran Charities. (Updated 7/05/17.)
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. Ride 65 or 100 mi on the flat Eastern Shore of Maryland. 7,500 riders.
Sat. Oct. 14, 2017, PD500 Shake Off the Hills Challenge, Ludwig's Corner Horse Show Grounds, Glenmoore, PA. Ride 16, 40 or 62 mi through scenic, hilly Chester County. Benefits Shake It Off, Inc. for Parkinson’s disease research, a non-profit organization.
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. Ride 10, 38 or 62 mi. Benefits the American Cancer
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
Sat. Oct. 21, 2017, Ride for the Animals, Wall, NJ. Ride the paved Allaire bike path up to 14 mi, or walk and bring your dog. Dress up as an animal; win prizes for best costumes. Benefits the Animal Protection League of NJ.
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
Sun. Oct. 22, 2017, Tour de Bronx, New York, NY. Ride 25 or 40 mi at the largest free cycling event in New York state.
Oct. 27-29, Fall Foliage Weekend, Hanover / Gettysburg, PA. Ride various distances on your own or group rides with leaders. Includes cue sheets, meals, snacks, parties, and hotel accommodations (with indoor pool/whirlpool). Advance registration is required. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP)
Nov. 4-5, 2017, Electric Bike Expo, Philadelphia, PA. Held in conjunction with the Philly Bike Expo (indoors) - see separate listing below.
Nov. 4-5, 2017, Philly Bike Expo, PA Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA. Includes the new Electric Bike Expo.
Nov. 8-12, 2017, FestiVELO, Walterboro, SC. Each day will include short, medium and long rides; 20-105 mi. [Editor's comment: The start location is 670 miles from Horsham, PA. This event is listed only because there are no local events at this time of the year.]
Past events are archived on a separate page:
Past Regional Events of 2017
The following calendars are recommended for finding bicycle events outside of the 150-miles-from-Horsham coverage area of the SCU calendar: