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2018 Calendar of Regional Events

(a/k/a "Jack's Calendar")

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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!

Please use the Contact Us form (select "Regional Calendar Editor") to submit an event for this calendar.
NOTE: The start location must be within 150-miles of Horsham, PA. Recreational rides only!

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October 2018

Wed.-Sun. Oct. 3-7, 2018, 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. This unusual event has ride leaders, but no road markings - 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 Preservation Alliance.

Sat. Oct. 6, 2018, Adamstown Dirty Dozen Hill Climb, Reinholds, PA. Ride 38 or 64 mi, with 3,500 or 9,100 ft of climbing, hills up to 20% grade. Pre-registration is mandatory.

Sat. Oct. 6, 2018, Bike MS: Mason-Dixon Challenge, Gettysburg Recreational Park, Gettysburg, PA. The Mason-Dixon Challenge will be a one-day ride only this year. Ride 30 or 62 mi. $150 minimum fundraising. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Sat. Oct. 6, 2018, Bike the Delaware River, Bulls Island Recreation Area, Stockton, NJ. Ride 7, 18 or 25 mi on the unpaved (fine-cinder and hard-packed dirt) canal towpaths. Limited to 50 riders, and advance registration is required. Benefits the Delaware Riverkeeper Network.

Sat. Oct. 6, 2018, MLAR Gran Fondo, Chester Springs, PA. Ride 9, 25, 31 or 62 mi on the beautiful rolling hills 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.

Sat. Oct. 6, 2018, River Towns Ride & Festival, Delaware City, DE and New Castle, DE. Ride one or more 10-mi (one-way) segments between Delaware City and New Castle, starting at 11:00am. New for 2018: This year you have the option to ride the new Markell Trail, which connects the Wilmington Riverfront to Historic New Castle and Historic Delaware City. [Updated 8/16/2018]

Sat. Oct. 6, 2018, Sea Gull Century, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD. Ride 65 or 100 mi on the flat Eastern Shore of Maryland. 7,500 riders.

Sat. Oct. 6, 2018, Urban Farm Bike Ride, Philadelphia, PA. Ride 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.

Sun. Oct. 7, 2018
Bicycling Fall Classic, Trexlertown, PA. Cancelled for 2018! Bicycling Magazine.

Sun. Oct. 7, 2018, Lifeline 100 Century, Kinder Farm Park, Millersville, MD. Ride 15, 30, 62 or 100 mi through scenic Anne Arundel County. The 15- and 30-mi routes utilize the paved B&A and BWI trails.

Sun. Oct. 7, 2018, Pedal4Cam, Exton, PA. Three ride options: 1) 20- or 45-mi on-road; 2) 5-, 8-, 12- or 16-mi off-road (MTB) in Marsh Creek State Park; 3) 3-mi family ride or walk. Pedal4Cam is being held as part of the Eagleview Town Center Falling Leaf Festival. Benefits the Cure4Cam Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Sat. Oct. 13, 2018, Belleplain Fall Century, Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine, NJ. Jersey Shore Cycle Club

Sat. Oct. 13, 2018, New Holland Bicycle Race, New Holland, PA. Ride/race 30, 50+ or 82 mi through scenic Lancaster County with 2000-6000 ft climbing.

Sat. Oct. 13, 2018, Ride Strong Roubaix, Horseshoe Bend Park, Kingwood Township, NJ. Ride 20, 40 or 60 mi, with up to 3,300-ft of climbing. $200 Fundraising Minimum.

Sat. Oct. 13, 2018, Rohrbach's Garage Bike Race, Alburtis, PA. Cancelled for 2018!

Oct. 13-14, 2018, Bike MS: Bike to the Bay, Dover, DE to Rehoboth Beach, DE. Multiple start locations; ride 1 or 2 days, 17-175 mi total. $300 minimum fundraising. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Sun. Oct. 14, 2018, Chupacrabra Crush, Reading, PA. Ride 26, 49 or 65 mi. Routes are a mixture of road, CX, and MTB. Longer routes are more MTB heavy. Benefits Angelica Creek Watershed Foundation.

Sun. Oct. 14, 2018, 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. 14, 2018, Farm to Fork Fondo, Whitesbog Historic Village, Browns Mills, NJ. Ride 35, 55 or 80 mi on flat terrain.

Sun. Oct. 14, 2018, Ride Ataxia Philadelphia, Blue Bell, PA. Ride 4, 8, 25 or 50 mi through scenic, low-traffic sections of Montgomery County. Benefits the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA).

Oct. 19-21, 2018, 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)

Sat. Oct. 20, 2018, Dogfish Head IPA (I Pedal A-lot)
, Milton, DE. This is a new event for 2018. Ride 37, 56 or 75 mi on flat terrain in rural Sussex County, DE.

Sun. Oct. 21, 2018, Giro del Vino, White Horse Winery, Hammonton NJ. This is a new event for 2018. Ride 15, 30 or 45 mi on flat terrain. TnT Cycling

Sun. Oct. 21, 2018, Oktoberfest Ride, Appalachian Brewing Company, 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

Sat. Oct. 27, 2018, Two Rivers Bike Ride, Centreville, MD. Ride 15, 30, 65 or 100 mi, touring the Corsica and Chester Rivers on Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore. Benefits the Wye River Upper School and the YMCA of the Chesapeake.

Oct. 27-28, 2018, Philadelphia Bike Expo, PA Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA.


Bicycle Mileage Logs
for 2018 are available now!

The 2018 Quad County Metric slideshow is online now!

Past Events

Past events are archived on separate pages:

Past Regional Events of 2018

Regional Events of 2017

Other Bicycle Event Calendars

The following calendars are recommended for finding bicycle events outside of the 150-miles-from-Horsham coverage area of the SCU calendar:

Bicycle Tour Network
- formerly known as the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association.


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.

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 ("mi"). To convert to metric: 1 mi = 1.6 km; 1 km = 0.62 mi. 31 mi = Half Metric Century (50 km); 62 mi = 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.

Suburban Cyclists Unlimited does not list other clubs' rides that conflict with the major SCU events (May 19, 2018 - Quad County Metric). Commercial tours are not listed other than from sponsors of SCU or at the discretion of the editor. Indoor "spinning" events and randonnee 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, criteriums and time trials are not listed on this web site.

This page was updated on 10/02/2018 by Jack Elias, Assistant Webmaster and Events Editor.
Please use the Contact Us form (select "Regional Calendar Editor") to submit an event for this calendar.
NOTE: The start location must be within 150-miles driving distance of Hatboro-Horsham High School, Horsham, PA, as determined by Google Maps. Recreational rides only! Please include the name and date of the event and the link (URL) to the event's website. Do not send logos, photos, images, graphics, etc.

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No images, text, graphics, or design may be reproduced without permission. All rights reserved