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Bicycle Clubs and Advocacy Groups (Revised 3/02/17)
Bicycle Films (Revised 10/2/15)
Charity-Ride Sponsors (Revised 8/25/15)
Cue Sheets (Revised 8/25/15)
Event Calendars (Revised 12/18/06)
Gifts and Gadgets (Revised 3/13/16)
Mailing Lists, Blogs, and News Group Archives (Revised 6/19/13)
Miscellaneous (Revised 3/04/16)
Magazines and Newsletters (Revised 4/30/13)
Product Reviews (Revised 2/09/04)
Route Mapping (Revised 8/29/15)
Shopping (Revised 4/9/07)
Sunrise/Sunset Calculators (Revised 3/09/17)
Touring and Travel (Revised 3/04/16)
Mileage Logs (Revised 2/09/17) 


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Bicycle Clubs and Advocacy Groups

Club (in alphabetical order by name) State
America Bikes USA
Baltimore Bicycle Club (URL Updated 4/16/08) MD
Berks County Bicycle Club - BCBC  PA
Bicycle Access Council - BAC PA
Bicycle Club of Philadelphia - BCP PA
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia - BCGP  PA/NJ/DE
Bedminster Flyers Cycling Club (Added 3/4/06) NJ
Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey NJ
Bike Maryland - formerly "One Less Car" (URL 1/18/15) MD
Bikes Belong Coalition USA
Bikin' Blazers (Added 9/7/13) PA
Bicycling Federation (Bike Fed) PA - site is down PA
Brandywine Bicycle Club (shut down 3/1/2017) PA
Central Bucks Bicycle Club CBBC PA
Central Jersey Bicycle Club - CJBC  NJ
Cumberland Valley Cycling Club MD
Delaware Valley Bicycle Club - DVBC  PA
DelValTrikeRiders - Recumbent Trike Riders (Added 11/22/14) PA/NJ
Doubles of the Garden State (Added 8/7/05) NJ
Endless Mountain Bike Club - site is down PA
Fast and Fabulous GLBT Cycling Club (Added 5/28/12) NY
Franklin County Cyclists (Added 3/11/12) PA
Frederick Pedalers (Added 12/24/03) MD
Hanover Cyclers (Updated 2/11/10) PA
MD
Harrisburg Bicycle Club PA
Jersey Shore Touring Society (Updated 10/17/04) NJ
Lancaster Bicycle Club (Updated 3/13/16) PA
League of American Bicyclists - LAB USA
Lebanon Valley Bicycle Coalition  (new URL 5/28/12) PA
Lehigh Wheelmen Association - LWA PA
Main Line Cycling Club - site is down PA
Media Cycling Club - site is down PA
Morris Area Freewheelers Bicycle Club (Added 8/11/04) NJ
Narragansett Bay Wheelmen - NBW  MA RI
National Center for Bicycling & Walking (Updated 4/19/08)
(formerly Bicycle Federation of America)
USA
New York Cycle Club -NYCC  (Added 12/24/03) NY
One Less Car - now called Bike Maryland (Updated 11/1/10) MD
Outdoor Club of South Jersey - OCSJ  (Added 1/12/05) NJ
Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club MD
Patuxent Area Cycling Enthusiasts - site is down MD
Pennsylvania Walks and Bikes (Added 11/1/10) PA
Philadelphia Mountain Bike Association - PMBA  PA
Potomac Pedalers Touring Club - PPTC  DC
Princeton Free Wheelers - PFW  NJ
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy RTC  USA
Rails-to-Trails Northeast Regional Office (Updated 10/21/10)  
Shore Cycle Club - SCC  NJ
Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club CT
South Jersey Wheelmen - SJW  NJ
Staten Island Bicycle Association - SIBA  NY
Sturdy Girl Cycling Club for Women (Added 11/02/05) PA
Suburban Cyclists Unlimited - SCU  PA
Suffolk Bicycle Riders Association NY
Sussex Cyclists (Added 10/11/06) DE
Tandems of Philly & Suburbs - TOPS (Added 11/25/04) PA
Tandems of York Society - TOYS  - site is down PA
Transportation Alternatives (Added 3/25/15) NY
Tri-State Multisport Association - site is down DE NJ PA
WalkBikeBerks (Berks County) (Added 7/28/08) PA
Washington Area Bicyclist Assoc. - WABA  DC
West Chester Cycling Club (new URL 3/4/16) PA
Westchester Cycle Club (Added 6/1/04) NY
Wheelmen - Antique Bicycles  (Added 2/10/08) USA
Western Jersey Wheelmen - WJW  (new URL 10/11/06) NJ
White Clay Bicycle Club - WCBC  DE
Yonkers Bike Club (Added 4/3/15) NY

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Other Lists of Bicycle Clubs

Adventure Sports Online

Bike Exchange (OH, PA, and WV only)

Pete & Ed Bicycle Club Links (Updated 9/22/14)

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Bicycle Films

A list of feature-length films with bicycling-related themes (in alphabetical order):

  1. 2 Seconds (1998, French with English subtitles)
  2. Beijing Bicycle (2002, Chinese with English subtitles)
  3. Breaking Away (1979)
  4. Emmanuel's Gift (2005)
  5. Premium Rush (2012)
  6. Quicksilver (1986) - Kevin Bacon loses his life-savings and becomes a bicycle messenger.
  7. The Bicycle Thief (1948, Italian with English subtitles)
  8. The Flying Scotsman (2006)
  9. Triplets of Belleville (2003, animation)
  10. Wired to Win (2005, IMAX)

As of October 2, 2015, Breaking Away and Premium Rush are available on Netflix. The Flying Scotsman is available for free streaming to Amazon Prime members. Some of the others can be purchased on Amazon.

Bicycle Film Festival

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Charity-Ride Sponsors

American Cancer Society - ACS Bike-A-Thon

American Diabetes Association - Tour de Cure® events

American Lung Association - Clean Air Challenge® events (Updated 10/21/10)

National Multiple Sclerosis Society - MS-150 events (Updated 8/25/15)

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Team in Training®

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Cue Sheets

SCU cue sheet library

BCP cue sheet library (Updated 1/01/10)

CBBC cue sheet library (Added 12/25/05)

CQUAD rides - PA-NJ.  (Updated 8/25/15)

www.pedaling.com

Salisbury, Maryland cue sheets - 11 routes starting from Salisbury University. Organize your own rides on the Friday and Sunday of Sea Gull Century Weekend with these cue sheets. (Added 12/19/03)

Kent County, Maryland cue sheets - 9 routes from Chestertown. Many of these routes are used at the Kent County Spring Fling. (Updated 10/21/10)

Many of the online route mapping websites let you search their route libraries.

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Event Calendars

SCU Calendar of Events

SCU Guide to Cycling in Connecticut

SCU Guide to Cycling in Delaware

SCU Guide to Cycling in New Jersey

List of Other Calendars

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Gifts and Gadgets

Looking for birthday, Chanukah or Christmas gifts? These items are highly recommended by club members:

Arm coolers - the opposite of arm warmers - keep you cooler than bare skin and provide UV protection. DeSoto Arm Coolers are highly breathable and light weight. Bouré and Voler Sol Skin Arm Coolers are denser fabric and have a higher SPF rating (50+) than the DeSoto version. Mission Enduracool Arm Sleeves use a proprietary fabric that provides cooling when wet. (Updated 10/21/14)

Bicycling-related feature-length films on DVD - click on Bicycle Films to see a list.

Bike Brake - a handlebar-mounted heavy-duty rubber band that applies your front brake to keep your bike from rolling when parked. (Added 11/1/10)

Cat Ears reduce wind noise while riding. They also offer ear covers that attach to your helmet straps for use in cold weather. Club members receive 10% off all products. (Added 11/19/13)

Cue sheet holder: CueClip or Q-Caddy (Added 10/20/11)

DeLorme Topo North America - mapping software with elevation profiles. Similar functionality is offered by several websites, but if the one you use goes bust, you will loose your data. With DeLorme Topo North America, the maps and your routes are stored on your computer. (Updated 10/25/12)

Halo Headbands - thin, light weight, and very absorbent. Various models are available, including helmet liners and a cold-weather model that covers the ears.

Insulated water bottles will keep your drinks cool for several hours. Polar insulated bottles are available in 20- and 24-oz sizes. Souvenir SCU Polar bottles are available from SCU. CamelBak Podium® Chill insulated bottles are available in 21- and 25-oz sizes. (Updated 10/23/12)
TIP: To keep your drinks cool for a longer time, fill your bottle with ice cubes or partially with water, and put the bottle in the freezer the night before your ride. But do not put a full bottle in the freezer.

LAB jersey - part of the purchase price benefits the League of American Bicyclists (LAB). This is a  brightly-colored, highly-visible jersey with reflective trim around the sleeves and across the back.

Medical Information Carrier - fits in your helmet.

Personal Navigation Device (GPS) with mapping - the Garmin eTrex® series are popular for touring, and can also be used for hiking and boating. The bicycle-specific Garmin Edge® series provide performance data for training. (Updated 10/25/12)

Rearview Mirror - helmet mounted, eyeglass mounted, or bicycle-mounted. See this article for everything you ever wanted to know about mirrors! Busch & Müller ("B&M") make the best handlebar-mounted bicycle mirrors. The B&M mirrors are real glass, not the metalized plastic that gives a distorted view, and the mounting hardware is very secure. B&M mirrors are available in the U.S. from Peter White Cycles. (Updated 10/21/14)

Road ID® - identification bracelet and other ID products. (Added 10/23/10)

Seat Shield - waterproof car seat covers.

Selle San Marcos "Ass Saver" Temporary Rear Fender - developed by a Swedish company, but more widely distributed by saddle manufacturer Selle San Marcos, the Ass Saver is a small plastic rear fender that quickly attaches to the saddle rails. If not available from you LBS, order online from Cantitoe Road. (Updated 8/25/15)

SCU jersey - available now!

SCU membership - join now and your membership will be extended to March 31, 2017.

Stuffitts Shoe Savers - a soft, cedar-filled shoe insert, that will dry and de-odorized your cycling shoes. Use after every ride, not just after riding in the rain. (Added 11/13/10)

Weather Warrior base layer bib - very easy to put on and take off without removing your jersey.

Inquire about these items at your local SCU sponsor shop.

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Mailing Lists, Blogs, and News Group Archives

The SCU e-mail list moved to Meetup as of 5/19/2013. (Updated 6/19/13)

Bike Delaware News - Bike Delaware blog. (Added 10/22/10)

BikePHL - BikePHL is the education blog for the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. (Added 10/22/10)

Philadelphia Bicycle News - Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia blog. (Updated 10/22/10)

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Miscellaneous

Air Quality Index for the Delaware Valley. (Added 8/28/08)

America Bikes is a collaborative effort of leaders of the bicycle community to advocate for positive outcomes for bicycling in the next federal transportation funding bill.

Best Places to Bike Ride in America AreaVibe's list of the best places to ride, including the top 50 bike friendly cities in America (Added 05/22/12)

Bicycle Education Videos - Five new (2011) cycling safety videos produced by PennDOT. (Added 11/03/11)

Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute (Added 1/06/03)

Bicycle maintenance from Utah Mountain Biking (Updated 2/18/03)

Bicycle tune-up and repair from BikeTune.

Bike Lane - Collection of bicycle-related links.

Bikes Belong Coalition is a membership organization founded by bicycle industry leaders with the mission of "putting more people on bikes more often."

Bob Wheeler's CueSheetMaker is an add-in for Microsoft Excel and is used to make cue sheets from files saved from any of several mapping programs: MapSource, DeLorme, TOPO!, and GMapToGPX files derived from Pedometer. (Editor's comment: Bob Wheeler died tragically on June 28, 2012, when he was hit by a car while on a recreational ride, and his website is no longer online. CueSheetMaker is available in the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.) Also see SAD2CUE for a similar program. (Updated 12/17/13)

Challenged Athletes Foundation - Charity providing grants to athletes with a physical disability. Featured in the documentary motion picture Emannuel's Gift. (Added 12/13/07)

Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling - see Pro Cycling Tour. Formerly the Wachovia Cycling Series. (Added 3/18/07)

Cycle Philadelphia - Michael Tordoff's web page providing everything you ever wanted to know about bicycling in the Philadelphia area, including suburbs. (Added 3/29/06)

Cycling.tv provides live (and archived) coverage of pro road races. The programming includes many free events and others that require a subscription. (Added 2/25/06)

Dr. Arnie Baker Cycling Handouts & Articles on training, nutrition, etc. some are free. (Updated 10/22/10)

First aid for bicyclists from Utah Mountain Biking. (Added 1/07/03)

Flat tire repair articles: 1, 2 (video), 3, 4, 5 (PDF). (Updated 11/18/12)

Gear ratio charts for 700c and 20- to 27-inch wheels (Updated 4/30/13)

Glossary of bicycle terminology: 
1) http://www.sheldonbrown.com/glossary.html 
2) Trilingual Cycling Glossary - Léxico trilingüe sobre el ciclismo - English / French / Spanish (Updated 10/22/10)

How to Not Get Hit by Cars (Added 6/14/07)

How to Solve Saddle Sores from RoadBikeRider.com (Added 7/4/07)

Jack Vinson's Bicycling Pages - Collection of bicycle-related links. (Updated 10/22/10)

LAB Smart Bicycling Tips (Updated 8/29/15)

Nockamixon State Park Mountain Bike Trails is an informational site about the off road mountain biking trails located at Lake Nockamixon state park in Bucks county Pennsylvania. Its purpose is to keep people informed about trail conditions, improvements, and events at the trails. (Added 6/21/12)

Learning to ride a bicycle: 
1) The Best Way to Teach Your Child to Ride video (Updated 6/08/11) 
2) Teaching Kids to Ride 

Lehigh Valley Velodrome is now known as the Valley Preferred Cycling Center. It is located at 1151 Mosser Rd, Breinigsville (Trexlertown), PA 18031. (Updated 12/02/08)

Maps and driving directions - Use these mapping web sites to get directions to events. (Updated 1/9/06)

Mike Bentley's Mega Bicycle Links - Collection of bicycle-related links. (Added 1/10/04)

National Bike Registry - Register your bike in the National Bike Registry. They will send you a Certificate of Registration and a tamper-resistant NBR label to identify your bike. Then, if your bike is ever stolen and recovered, it can be returned to you. $10 for 10 years of coverage for an individual bike. (Added 3/27/06)

Neighborhood Bike Works is a youth development organization in West Philadelphia serving neighborhood youth from 8 to 18. Since 1996, NBW has offered classes on bike repair. By completing a series of classes and fixing up used bikes donated by the community, students can earn a bike for themselves. NBW welcomes donations of used bikes. (Added 9/24/06) - 

The New Jersey Bike Map is an excellent resource for riding in NJ. "The information on these maps is the result of 27 years of cycling experience in the area. I have up to this time, have traveled about 60% of the state by bicycle. As I ride, I take notes of road names, dirt roads, where parks, schools, and food stops are. It's a lot of work and I like to get lost." The maps also cover most of Bucks, and parts of Montgomery, Lehigh, and Northampton counties in Pennsylvania. (Updated 7/30/06)

PA Commutes - Alternative Transportation in Pennsylvania. Includes information on the PA signed Bicycle Routes. (Added 3/04/16)

Park Took Company - 126 repair articles (Added 10/22/10)

Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports offers sporting activities for people with disabilities. 215-765-5118 (Added 5/29/06)

Pennsylvania Cycling Association - The purpose of the Pennsylvania Cycling Association (PCA) is to enhance the bicycle racing environment in Pennsylvania. (Added 1/03/10)

Pennsylvania state government bicycle information - Includes PA signed Bicycle Routes and PA Bicycle Driver's Manual. (Updated 3/04/16)

Perkiomen Trail, Montgomery County, PA. Download map (PDF). (Revised 10/24/10)

Pete & Ed bicycling links - sorted by state. (Updated 1/9/06)

Philadelphia International Cycling Classic - This is the current version of the professional bicycle race in Philadelphia formerly known as the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic, Pro Cycling Tour, TD Bank, Commerce Bank, Wachovia, First Union, and CoreStates Cycling Series, which includes spectator and volunteer events, recreational charity ride, and vendor expo - held annually in June. (revised 2/22/15)

Pro Cycling Tour - See Philadelphia International Cycling Classic above. The Pro Cycling Tour was cancelled for 2013, but was replaced by the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic. (revised 2/22/15)

Race Across America (RAAM). SCU Member Doug Levy participated in RAAM 2008. (Updated 10/22/10)

Rails to Trails Conservancy

Randonneurs USA - Organization for US randonneuring. Randonneuring is long-distance unsupported endurance cycling. This is typically a challenging 200- to 1200-kilometer ride, each with a specific time limit. (Added 11/25/03)

Rules of the Road - During the TV broadcasts of the 2011 grand tour races, Road ID presented a series of 13 "Rules of the Road" videos. (Added 9/7/11)

SAD2CUE is an Excel spreadsheet that will import a route from Delorme's Street Atlas or TopoUSA and will output a bicycle cue sheet in several formats. MAP2CUE is a similar Excel spreadsheet that makes a cue sheet from Garmin's Mapsource program. Also see CueSheetMaker for a similar program. (revised 10/22/10)

Safe Routes to School in Pennsylvania - Safe Routes to School is a federal initiative that helps to enable and encourage students to walk or bicycle to school. Includes five new (2011) cycling safety videos produced by PennDOT. (Added 11/03/11)

Schuylkill River Trail - Valley Forge to Manayunk. Download map (PDF). (revised 10/24/10)

Science of Cycling

Shimano technical information - service instructions and exploded view diagrams for all Shimano road and MTB components. (Updated 10/30/08)

Tour de France - Official site.

Training @ Bicycling Magazine (revised 10/22/10)

UCI - The Union Cycliste Internationale / International Cycling Union is the association of the National Cycling Federations. Its headquarters are in Aigle, Switzerland. (Added 11/01/05)

Wachovia Cycling Series - see Pro Cycling Tour. In 2006, Wachovia announced that it would no longer sponsor the races in Philadelphia, Lancaster, or Trenton. (revised 1/9/06)

Valley Preferred Cycling Center is the new name for the Lehigh Valley Velodrome, located at 1151 Mosser Rd, Breinigsville (Trexlertown), PA 18031. (link updated 2/01/15)

Wheelmen - a national, non-profit organization dedicated to keeping alive the heritage of American cycling, promoting the restoration and riding of early cycles (1918 or earlier), and encouraging cycling as part of modern living. The Wheelmen Annual Meet includes an antique bicycle parade with formation riding.

World Bicycle Relief was founded in 2005 by SRAM Corporation and Trek Bicycle in response to the December 2004 tsunami that swept the Indian Ocean. This project provided more than 24,000 locally manufactured bicycles to people in greatest need. World Bicycle Relief partnered with a coalition of relief organizations to address the HIV/AIDS crisis in Zambia. Project Zambia will provide 23,000 bicycles to community home-based care volunteers, disease prevention educators and vulnerable households. (Added 12/13/07)

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Magazines and Newsletters

Bicycle Retailer - The business side of bicycling. (Added 1/31/03)

Bicycle Times - This magazine focuses on touring, commuting, and other non-racing, on-road cycling topics. (Added 3/20/11)

Bicycling Magazine - Published by Rodale.

Bike Biz - Another bicycling business website. (Added 9/03/07)

CyclingNews.com - An online publication that focuses on bicycle-racing topics. (Added 1/31/03)

Cycling Plus - A British publication that is considered to be one of the best cycling magazines. It is very expensive to have it mailed to the U.S. (Updated 10/26/12).

Dirt Rag - This is a magazine for off-road riders.

Mountain Bike - Published by Rodale.

Pez Cycling News - Online magazine offering "What's cool in pro cycling". Known for the "Daily Distractions" photo. (Added 9/23/05)

Road Bike Action Magazine - Bicycle tests, product buyer's guides, racing and riding features. (Added 3/20/11)

Road Bike Rider online newsletter - A very informative newsletter; issued weekly - free subscription or paid version with Added features. (Updated 10/26/12).

RTR Magazine - The world's only magazine dedicated to the riders of tandem and recumbent bicycles. (Added 10/11/07)

Safe Routes Philly - promotes biking and walking as fun, healthy forms of transportation in Philadelphia Elementary Schools. (Added 8/30/15)

VeloNews - "The journal of competitive cycling" (Added 2/22/04)

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Product Reviews

Bicycling Magazine Product archive (revised 3/24/03)

Mountain Bike Review

Road Bike Review

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Route Mapping

AllSport GPS tracks workouts—runs, bike rides, walks and more—on maps. This fitness app collects 25 stats, including time, pace, distance, and calories burned. iPhone, Android, and Blackberry versions are available. (Added 5/17/11)

Bob Wheeler's CueSheetMaker is an add-in for Microsoft Excel and is used to make cue sheets from files saved from any of several mapping programs: MapSource, DeLorme, TOPO!, and GMapToGPX files derived from Pedometer. (Editor's comment: Bob Wheeler died tragically on June 28, 2012, when he was hit by a car while on a recreational ride, and his website is no longer online. CueSheetMaker is available in the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.) Also see SAD2CUE for a similar program. (Updated 12/17/13)

DeLorme TopoUSA - mapping software with elevation profiles. Files can be exported to GPS. GPX files can be imported into TopoUSA to get elevation profiles. Create cue sheets from TopoUSA using SAD2CUE or CueSheetMaker.

Greater Philadelphia Regional Bike Map - Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (Added 12/14/08)

iMapMy is a fitness tracking application that enables you to use the built-in GPS of your mobile device to track all of your fitness activities. Works with MapMyRide. iPhone, Android, and Blackberry versions are available. (Added 5/17/11)

Maps - 2008 Regional Bike Map:
Eastern Segment (Philadelphia, Bucks, E. Montgomery and NJ) 
Western Segment (Chester, W. Montgomery and Delaware Counties) (Added 12/14/08)

The New Jersey Bike Map is a detailed set of PDF maps of NJ and most of Bucks, and parts of Montgomery, Lehigh, and Northampton counties in Pennsylvania. The maps highlight the bicycle friendly roads and indicate food stores, parks, hills, etc. These maps are intended for printing, not for GPS routing.

The New Jersey Bicycle Map and Resource Guide is a comprehensive tool for those traveling by bicycle for recreation or transportation in New Jersey. Issued by the NJ Department of Transportation. (Added 5/10/13)

PhillyMap - Interactive map for getting around Philadelphia by bicycle and transit (Updated 8/29/15)

SAD2CUE is an Excel spreadsheet that will import a route from Delorme's Street Atlas or TopoUSA and will output a bicycle cue sheet. MAP2CUE is a similar Excel spreadsheet that makes a cue sheet from Garmin's Mapsource program. Also see CueSheetMaker for a similar program. (revised 10/22/10)

Strava allows users to compare GPS ride data with previous rides, and other riders. 2011 Velo award winner. (Added 12/23/11)

TrailLink.com is a free service of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Discover more than 30,000 miles of trails, including interactive trail maps, trail descriptions, and downloadable GPX files. (Added 1/12/11)

Trimble Outdoors - find trails, navigate detailed maps, take photos and share your outdoor adventures with friends. In addition, you can plan trips in advance with online map tools. (Added 5/17/11)

Online Route Mapping

Even if you do not ride with a GPS, the bicycle route-mapping websites can provide cue sheets and distance/elevation data. Import a GPX file from your riding buddy's GPS to show the route on a map.

Many of the online route mapping websites let you search their route libraries.

Bicycle Route Toaster - online route mapping. (Added 1/01/10)

Bikely - helps cyclists share knowledge of good bicycle routes. (Added 10/23/10)

Gmap-pedometer - online route mapping.

GooglyCue is a web based application that will translate a route drawn in Google Maps into a PDF cue sheet, or into a file suitable for downloading to a hand held device. (Added 7/13/11)

MapMyRide - online route mapping with elevation data. MapMyRide now provides automatic hill rating. For any climb to be rated (receive a climb score/category) it must be at least 500 meters (0.31 miles) in length with an average grade of 3% or more. (Updated 9/26/11)

Ride with GPS - online route mapping with automatic cue sheet making. Cue sheet data can be exported in CSV format for formatting with Excel. See the Ride with GPS Blog for help and notifications. (Updated 7/29/11)

For additional route mapping websites, download this list:
Map Your Ride

GPS Utilities

Free maps for Garmin GPS devices - from OpenStreetMap. (Editor's comments: This is not a scam or a hoax, and it is completely legal. If you decide to try these free maps, take extra precautions not to overwrite your existing Garmin maps, in case you want to switch back. My recommendation is buy a new, blank MicroSD card for the new maps, and keep your existing MicroSD card intact. These maps do not support searching by address in Garmin devices.) (Updated 11/25/13)

GarminConnect - a free site that supports direct uploading of data from the newer Garmin products. Users of older Garmin GPS's can use GarminConnect by uploading GPX files. GarminConnect can generate reports (distance, ave. speed, elevation gain, etc.) for weekly, monthly, and yearly time periods. SCU is on Garmin Connect! Just search for the group name "Suburban Cyclists Unlimited" or go directly to http://connect.garmin.com/group/53263. (Updated 11/25/13)

GMapToGPX - Convert Google Maps to GPX. (Added 1/01/10)

GPSBabel - converts waypoints, tracks, and routes between popular GPS receivers and mapping programs. It also has powerful manipulation tools for such data. (Added 10/23/10)

GPS Visualizer - a free, easy-to-use online utility that creates maps and profiles from GPS data (tracks and waypoints, including GPX files), driving routes, street addresses, or simple coordinates. (Added 10/23/10)

SportTracks - a mileage log program that uploads mileage directly from your GPS and can display your route map along with elevation and other data your GPS collects. SportTracks received a very favorable review from RoadBikeRider.com (newsletter No. 419 - 11/19/09). Free trial version or $35 for full-featured Version 3. (Updated 1/16/11)

Strava - allows users to compare GPS ride data with previous rides, and other riders. 2011 Velo award winner. (Added 12/23/11)

TCX Converter - Import TCX, GPX, FITLOG, KML, TRK files; join multiple GPX files into one big course; truncate a track at any point; and more. (Updated 8/29/15)

WinGDB GPS utility - GPS file conversion program; convert routes to track and vice-versa. (Added 1/01/10)

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Shopping

Local Bicycle Shops - SCU Sponsors

See the list of SCU sponsors. Join SCU and receive a discount at our sponsors!

Major Internet Shops

Colorado Cyclist

Nashbar

Performance

Miscellaneous On-Line Shopping 

Pete & Ed bicycling books and gifts. They also have an extensive list of bicycling links sorted by state. (Updated 1/9/06)

Craigslist Philadelphia Bicycles - used bikes and components (Added 4/9/07)

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Sunrise/Sunset Calculators

SCU Ride Until Sunset Chart estimates ride-until-sunset distance for start times of 5:30, 6:00, and 6:30 PM for riding speeds of 12-20 MPH. Updated for 2017 Daylight Saving Time. (Updated 3/09/17)

U.S. Naval Observatory - print a 1-year table for any location (named city or town) that is in the USNO database. (Updated 11/28/14)

Custom Sunrise Sunset Calendar provides a one month table of Civil, Nautical, or Astronomical twilight for selected cities or any location if you know the longitude and latitude.

SunriseSunset.com - Print your own custom sunrise and sunset calendar. A shareware product, Sunrise Sunset Calculator, is also available. It is a 'System Tray' application that provides you with the daily sunrise and sunset data for your location. (Added 10/22/10)

Sunrise Sunset Lite is a free iOS app that provides sunrise/sunset times for any date, but only for your current location. There is a paid version that can look-up other locations. (Added 3/12/16)

Sunrise Sunset from Alok Mandavgane is a free Android app that displays sunrise/sunset times. (Added 3/12/16)

Touring and Travel

This is a very small sampling of commercial tour operators. Included in the list are several local (Maryland / Pennsylvania) companies and two of the largest commercial touring companies. 

Note to commercial tour operators: Please do NOT contact the editor with a request to add your company to this web site. There is no plan to expand the SCU list of commercial tour operators. The web sites that are listed are for example only. Use the Bicycle Tour Directory or the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association to list your commercial tours.

450 bicycle terms in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Swedish from Park Tool Company. (Updated 6/08/11)

Adventure Cycling Association includes information on how to start touring and the Cyclists' Yellow Pages. Adventure Cycling Association provides maps and information for self-supported touring. (Revised 3/13/04)

Backroads Tours is one of the largest commercial touring companies

Bicycle Adventure Club is a non-profit bicycle touring club for cyclists run by its 1,500 volunteer members. (Added 5/18/07)

Bike and the Like hosts tours on the east coast - C & O Canal, Cape Cod, Rhode Island - and also Canada, California, and Europe.

C&O Canal Biking Guide (Added 6/24/05)

Crazy Guy on a Bike is a non-commercial site devoted to bicycle touring journals. Close to 200 different journals are contained here now and you can create your own, too. (Added 12/30/05)

Delmarva (Peninsula) Low-Impact Tourism Experiences (DLITE). 2,500-mile trail. (Added 6/14/05)

How to Pack Your Bike: Boxing a Bicycle for Public Transit by Harvey Botzman. (Added 12/30/05)

National Bicycle Tour Directors Association (Added 11/26/04)

PA signed Bicycle Routes - 9 signed cross-state bike routes in Pennsylvania. (Added 3/04/16)

Pedal PA runs local tours (Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania) including the only cross-Pennsylvania tour. (Updated 10/23/10)

Scamp 'n' Rascal Cycling Adventures is a new touring company with tours in eastern Pennsylvania. (Added 1/13/06)

Travel with Bicycles - Air/Rail/Other

TravellingTwo - "Bike touring inspiration" (Added 4/30/11)

Trilingual Cycling Glossary - Léxico trilingüe sobre el ciclismo - English / French / Spanish (PDF) (Updated 8/25/15)

Vermont Bicycle Touring is one of the largest commercial touring companies

Warm Showers - a list of Internet cyclists who have offered their hospitality towards touring cyclists. The extent of the hospitality depends on the host and may range from simply a spot to pitch a tent to meals, a warm (hot!) shower, and a bed. (Added 2/22/04)

World-Wide Bicycle Tour Directory

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Mileage Logs

PDF- and XLS-Format Downloadable Files

XLS files are Microsoft Excel format and may provide automatic summation and/or charting of weekly, monthly, and yearly data, as noted in the description. You must own Microsoft Excel, or an equivalent program, to use any of the XLS-format logs. If you do not have Microsoft Excel, the free office suites LibreOffice, OpenOffice, Kingsoft Office and Google Docs will open and edit XLS files. 

The PDF mileage logs are intended 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. (Foxit Reader and Nitro Reader are two free PDF readers that provide more features than Adobe Reader). 

PDF and XLS mileage logs are free except as noted below.

If the selected file does not open in your browser window, download the file to your computer. Click on the link with the RIGHT mouse button, then click "Save Target As..." in Microsoft Internet Explorer or "Save Link As..." in Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, and then specify a location where you want to save the file on your hard drive.

2017 Mileage Logs

Suburban Cyclists Unlimited 2017 logs: PDF or XLS with entire year on one page in landscape orientation. XLS version provides automatic summation of weekly, monthly, and yearly totals, and charts for mileage per week and mileage per month. First day of week = Sunday. Both versions of the SCU log are formatted to print correctly on 8.5x11-inch paper. Also available: 2016 SCU Mileage Log in PDF or XLS format, and 2015 SCU Mileage Log in PDF or XLS format. (Updated 11/28/15)

 
The XLS version of the SCU Mileage Log provides automatic summation of weekly, monthly, and yearly mileage, and charts for mileage per week and per month.

Dr. Arnie Baker Cycling logs: Free, XLS-format Basic Log is a one-month chart good for any month and year. 2017 Robust Version is XLS-format with 12 worksheets for logging additional training data; $5.95. (Updated 12/28/16)

Beezodog's Place 2017 Log: PDF with entire year on one page in landscape orientation. First day of week = Sunday. Logs for 2018, 2019 and 2020 are also available. (Updated 11/22/16)

Cycling Log Book: 8.5" by 5.5" paper log book can be customized with your own title and cover photo. $14.75 - $18.95 plus shipping and handling. (Added 2/09/17)

Jersey Shore Touring Society (JSTS) log: XLS format updates its calendar for any year. Provides automatic summation of weekly, monthly, and YTD mileage. Single worksheet includes cells to log mileage and duration (time) of rides. First day of week = Sunday. No charting of data. (Added 1/07/11)

Kingsport Bicycle Association 2017 log: XLS format with entire year on one page in landscape orientation. First day of week = Sunday. Does not provide automatic summation or charting of data. (Updated 11/22/16)

Mark Pankin's 2017 log: XLS format provides automatic summation of weekly, monthly and cumulative miles and number of rides for the year to date. Provides a graph showing YTD mileage and your goal if you provide one. First day of week = Monday. (Updated 12/08/16)

Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club 2017 logs: PDF and XLS with entire year on one page in portrait orientation. The Excel-format log provides automatic summation of weekly and YTD mileage. No charting of data. First day of week = Sunday. (Updated 1/24/17)

ProLog Cycling 2017 log: Excel-based log offers many features including month-to-month stats, maintenance logs, charts, and more. $10 standard or $15 deluxe. Requires Microsoft Excel; does not work with other office suites. (Updated 1/01/17)

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Bicycle Mileage Log Apps - Valid for any year

These are stand-alone Windows applications available for download and installation on your computer. With these programs, you own your data and there is no uploading to a website. Free limited-time trial versions may be available, as noted in the descriptions. Listed in alphabetical order.

CrossTrak Multi-sport Training Log, Premium Edition ($39.95 US). Provides 100 custom charts and graphs. Accommodates multiple sports and multiple users. (Updated 12/25/07)

CycliStats Ride Logger and Training Diary. User-friendly software tracks your rides, bicycle maintenance, and health. 30-day free trial version. $49.95 to buy. Shasta Software. (Updated 12/18/05)

SportTracks is a mileage log program that uploads mileage directly from your GPS and can display your route map along with elevation and other data your GPS collects. SportTracks received a very favorable review from RoadBikeRider.com (newsletter No. 419 - 11/19/09). Free trial version or $35 for full-featured Version 3. (Updated 1/16/11)

Ye Olde Bicycle Log is a free program with separate logs for road rides and off-road rides, and indoor training. You select what you want to log; e.g. heart rate, climbing, power, cadence, etc. (Added 7/28/11)

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Online Logs - Valid for any year

These online applications allow the user to access the log from any computer with an Internet connection.

BikeJournal is an online log that allows the user to share and compare statistics with other riders. Features include a local weather report link, ability to graph your rides' stats, a member's forum for biking questions and comments, maps to local trails, biking links, and numerous stat comparison tables. Free, but registration is required. (Added 4/19/03)

GarminConnect is a free site that supports direct uploading of data from the newer Garmin products. Users of older Garmin GPS's can use GarminConnect by uploading GPX files. GarminConnect can generate reports (distance, ave. speed, elevation gain, etc.) for weekly, monthly, and yearly time periods. (Added 12/29/11)

My Cycling Log is a free online diary for recording your rides. The goal of My Cycling Log is to make this process quick, clean, and easy. My Cycling Log also supports teams and groups. When you join a group you can quickly compare recent rides and contribute to the group's overall statistics. (Added 1/06/11)

My Internet Training Log is a free online cycling log designed to track your cycling, running, swimming and other workouts. (Added 2/09/17)

Strava allows users to compare GPS ride data with previous rides, and other riders. 2011 Velo award winner. (Added 12/23/11)

VeloD Social Cycling Diary is an online training diary that provides graphing, bike maintenance, summary, etc. Share rides and events. (Added 12/14/08)

WinningStats.com is a web site for athletes and coaches to monitor individual and/or team fitness routines. Membership is free - there are no fees, payments or trial periods. WinningStats.com is supported through advertisers and partners. (Added 4/29/03) 

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