Other Clubs' Events for 2000

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This calendar is presented by Suburban Cyclists Unlimited, P.O. Box 401, Horsham, PA 19044. This calendar lists bicycle events that take place within approximately 100 miles of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. This area includes Delaware, New Jersey, northeastern Maryland, and Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Northampton, and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania. Some special events that are more distant, mainly multi-day rides, are also included. See other calendars for rides outside of the SCU area.

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All distances are listed in miles. To convert to metric:
    31 miles = Half Metric Century (50 km)
    62 miles = Metric Century (100 km)

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March 2000

Sat. March 25, Icicle Metric, Univ. of Delaware, Hollingsworth Parking Lot, North College & Cleveland Avenues, Newark, DE. 16, 31, or 62 mi. covering moderately hilly terrain in the area west and north of Newark. Snacks will be available at the start and the traditional well-stocked indoor food stop will add to the camaraderie of the day. You do not have to decide to do the 62-mi. route until after you've tested out your legs on the early portion of the combined routes. The last portion of the 62-mi. route is new. $16, $12 before 3/22. White Clay Bicycle Club, Bruce Poole, 104 Maple Hill Rd., Wilmington, DE 19804; 302-999-1211. <wcbc@delanet.com> www.delanet.com/~wcbc/

April 2000

Sat. Apr. 15, Great Cookie Bike Rally, Harwood (near Annapolis), MD. Cycle Maryland's prettiest routes along the Chesapeake Bay, and enjoy a full day's worth of delicious cookies! Workshops offer information on bike repair, tips for beginner cyclists, how to get the right bicycle fit, and catch a sneak preview of the 2000 Carrollton Bank Cycle Across Maryland Tour, slated for July, 2000. Then ride your choice of a 15, 30 or 50-mi. route. $18. CAM Corp., 7 Church Ln., Ste. 8, Baltimore, MD 21208-3710. <info@cyclexmd.org> www.cyclexmd.org

Sat. Apr. 15, Ocean To Bay Bike Tour, Fenwick Island, DE. Choose either a 20 or 50-mi. course through the beautiful countryside of Sussex County to see nature at its best. $25; finale party afterwards, participants will automatically have a chance to win a bike and many other prizes. Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce, 302-539-2100 or 800-962-7873. <info@bethany-fenwick.org> www.bethany-fenwick.org

Sun. Apr. 16, Taxing Metric, Knauertown, PA; 20, 32, or 64 mi. Starts from Warwick County Park and travels through northern Chester County - rural, scenic, and hilly. $12, Brandywine Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 3162, West Chester, PA 19381, or call Louise, 610-458-8153. hometown.aol.com/brandybike

Sat. April 22, Spring Ride, Centreville, MD 26, 42, or 65 mi. Start from Queen Anne County High School, Rte. 304. $25, Peninsula Road Club, Sarah Smith-Putman, 505 Tanyard Rd., Centreville, MD 21617; 410-758-1262. <jwp_21666@toad.net>

Sun. Apr. 30, Mason-Dixon ride for MS, Middletown High School, Middletown, DE; 25 or 50 mi. Enjoy the beautiful countryside as you cross over the Mason-Dixon Line from Middletown into Chesapeake City, MD. Susan Kelly, MS Society, Delaware Chapter, Two Mill Rd., Ste. 106, Wilmington, DE 19806; 302-655-5610, Fax: 302-655-0993. <susan.kelly@ded.nmss.org> www.skycon.com/mssdel/reg-ride.htm

Sun. Apr. 30, Rotary River Ride, Horsham, PA. 5, 20, 35, or 63 mi. $12 pre-registration by 4/12 includes T-shirt, $15 after but no shirt, $6.50 for students 18 or and under. Refreshments before, during, and after the ride. Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Horsham. Start from College Settlement Camp, 600 Whitmer Rd. Mail registration to Horsham Rotary Club, P.O. Box 99, Horsham, PA 19044; 215-542-7880, fax: 215-542-7457. <camps@I-bob.com>

Sun. April 30, Tea Burner Ride, Carmel, NJ; 35, 50, 85, or 100 mi. 8:30 AM start from the Carmel Fire Hall, Route 552. Proceeds benefit the Soroptimists International of Cumberland County. $13 pre-registration by 4/18, $15 after. Marilyn April, 118 West Ave., Millville, NJ 08332; 856-451-9075, fax 856-455-5241.

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May 2000

Sat. May 6, SCU Mexican Metric, Lower Perkiomen Park, Egypt & New Mill Roads, Oaks (near Valley Forge), PA. 20, 35, 50, or 63 mi. on rolling to moderately hilly terrain. Ride in celebration of Mexican Independence Day while enjoying all things Mexican. Marked route, cue sheet, and sag support. Rest stops have a large assortment of home-baked snacks. Mexican lunch after the ride. $15 for SCU members, $20 for non-members, includes lunch; free T-shirt with pre-registration by 4/20. Suburban Cyclists Unlimited, SCU Century, Box 401, Horsham, PA 19044. Wendell Gulick, 215-362-2216. <wgulick@aol.com> www.suburbancyclists.org

Sun. May 7, Bike New York: The Great Five Boro Bike Tour. Join 30,000 cyclists on the largest bicycle ride in the United States. A 42 mi. ride on automobile-free but bicycle-full streets of New York through Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and over the Verrazano Narrows Bridge onto Staten Island. Some riders suggest using a hybrid or MTB due to rough roads. Bike New York, 891 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10025; 212-932-2453. <tedc@bikenewyork.org> www.bikenewyork.org

Sat. May 13, Pinelands Triple Loop, Washington Township, Burlington County, NJ. A flat and scenic ride through southern New Jersey Pinelands on three separate loops of 39, 29 and 35 miles. Each loop starts and ends at beautiful historic Batsto State Park where lunch is provided. $15, free T-shirt with pre-registration by 5/3. Shore Cycle Club, Steve Rulli, P.O. Box 492, Northfield, NJ 08225-0492; 609-296-4726. <sundeck@sprynet.com> www.shorecycleclub.org

Sun. May 14, Open Space Tour, Ridley Creek State Park, Media, PA; 8, 18, 35, 50, or 65 mi. on scenic country back roads through the remaining open space of Delaware and Chester Counties. Most roads are lightly traveled; rolling hills. $8 by 5/1, $10 after. Delaware Valley Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 156, Woodlyn, PA 19094-0156, or call Ira Josephs at 610-565-4058. <bikeira@juno.com> www.dvbc.org

Sat. May 20, Ride the Rural Legacy II, Reisterstown, Maryland. 15, 36, or 65 mi. on rolling to hilly terrain. $16, proceeds benefit Maryland’s rural legacy program to preserve agricultural lands. Start from Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 15311 Dover Rd., take Rte. 30 to Reisterstown, go East on Butler Rd. for 5 mi., turn left on Dover Rd, go 3 mi. to church on right. The Valleys Planning Council, P.O. Box 5402, Towson, MD 21285; 410-337-6877. (For a ride in PA with a similar theme, see the Pedal to Preserve Ride on June 24.)

Sat. May 20, Shorebird Metric Century, Salisbury, MD. Join 3,000 riders on 35 or 65 mi. flat routes through the Pokomoke Forest using Furnace Town for the rest stops. $25 by 5/8, $30 after, includes T-shirt, lunch, and ticket to Shorebirds minor league baseball game. American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803-0163; 410-572-5516.

Sat. May 20, The Chester County Challenge for Cancer, West Chester, PA. 5, 10, 25 or 50-mi. tours through historic West Chester and the surrounding communities, the Challenge is geared for both serious riders and fami-lies. Start from the Cancer Center, East Marshall Street Medical Office Building, 440 East Marshall St., directly across from the Chester County Hospital. 610-431-5697 www.cchosp.com/cchosp/Mayfest7.asp

Sun. May 21, Bloomin' Metric, Westport, CT; 25, 46, or 62 mi. Sound Cyclist Bicycle Club, 203-840-1757. <mailbox@soundcyclists.com> www.soundcyclists.com

Sun. May 21, Freedom Valley Bike Ride, 9, 16, 32, 64, or 70 mi. Start from Philadelphia, Rosemount, or Phoenixville. Bicycle Coalition of Delaware Valley, Therese Madden, 215-829-4937. <tmadden@bcdv.org> www.freedomvalleybike.org or www.bcdv.org/

Sun. May 21, Horse Farm Tour, Hanover, PA; 10, 25, 35, or 50 mi. All routes except the 35 mi. stop at the Hanover Stables, one of the most famous standardbred horse farms in the world. $10 by 5/5, $15 after. Shirts available for $12 only with pre-registration. Hanover Cyclers, Keith Krout, 412 Hamlet Dr., Spring Grove, PA 17362; 717-225-4194. <kbkhamlet@msn.com>

Sun. May 21, John Pixton Memorial Poker Ride, Spring House, PA. 22, 32, 55, or 65-mi. route through some of the most scenic countryside in Montgomery County, starting from Wissahickon High School, Dager Rd. near Bethlehem Pk. Riders draw poker cards at rest stops and submit their hands at the finish to win prizes. Pennsylvania Bicycle Club, $15 by May 12, $17 after, payable to PBC. Mail to Laurama Pixton, 445 Dreshertown Rd., Ft. Washington, PA 19034. Rick Liebert 215-542-7181 (before 9pm). <richardliebert@worldnet.att.net> http://home.netcarrier.com/~gredmond/Poker.html

Sun. May 21, Tour de Cure, Cherry Hill, NJ. American Diabetes Assoc., 1-800-868-7888. www.diabetes.org/tour

May 26-29, Kent County Spring Fling, Chestertown, MD. Four days on the Eastern Shore with meals and lodging at Washington College. Baltimore Bicycle Club, Dwight Kitchens, 123 Goucher Way, Churchville, MD 21028-121923; FAX either 410-734-4207 or 410-836-2271. <personal@ssampls.com> www.baltobikeclub.org

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June 2000

June 2-5, LAB Covered Bridges Rally, Bloomsburg Univ., Bloomsburg, PA. League of American Bicyclists, 1612 K St. NW, Ste. 401, Washington, DC 20006; 202-822-1333. <bikeleague@bikeleague.org> www.bikeleague.org

Fri. June 2, Manayunk Wall Climb, Philadelphia. 5:00 PM start from Main Street, Manayunk. First Union Cycling, Octagon Marketing, 1266 East Main Street, Seventh Fl., Stamford, CT 06902; 203-363-1084, Fax: 203-363-1088. www.firstunioncycling.com/manayunk.html

Sat. June 3, Get Ready Metric, Pennsville, NJ; 32 or 64 mi. Enjoy easy pedaling through flat to slightly rolling terrain of the farm country of southern New Jersey. Start out from historic Fort Mott by the Delaware River. Enjoy lunch by the Riverview Pavilion and call it a day, or continue on to the second 32-mi. loop. $14 pre-registration by 5/28, $17 after. South Jersey Wheelmen, P.O. Box 2705, Vineland, NJ 08362-2705; 609-848-6123. <biker@cccnj.net> www.sjwheelmen.org

Sat. June 3, Ride with Greg LeMond, Somerville, NJ; 20 mi., 10:00 AM start. Proceeds benefit the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. $50 by 5/2, $60 after, includes T-shirt and poster; $100 includes dinner on 6/2 and ride. U.S.B.H.O.F., 166 Main Street, Somerville, NJ 08876; 908-722-3620. <info@usbhof.com> www.usbhof.com/

Sun. June 4, First Union USPRO Championship and Liberty Classic Races, Philadelphia. For pro racers only, but a great spectator event for all. No automobile traffic and no parking along the route. Bicycle to the race or take the SEPTA train to Manayunk or Suburban Station. The Manayunk station on the R6 Norristown-Philadelphia route is only one block from "The Wall". First Union Cycling, Octagon Marketing, 1266 East Main Street, Seventh Fl., Stamford, CT 06902; 203-363-1084, Fax: 203-363-1088. www.firstunioncycling.com
NOTE: There will be no "Family Fun Ride" before the race this year.

June 9-11 or Sat. 10, Chesapeake Bay Tour, Salisbury, MD; 40, 65, or 100 mi. on Sat., and 10 or 40 mi. on Sun. Full weekend option includes Friday and Saturday night lodging at Salisbury State University, breakfast buffet Sat. and Sun., Sat. evening crab feast. One day option, Sat. only - includes crab feast, but no lodging. Stacey McHugh, American Lung Association of Maryland, 1840 York Rd, Ste. M, Timonium, MD 21093-5156; 410-560-2120, Fax: 410-560-0829. <smchugh@amlungmd.com> www.lungusa.org/maryland/special.html

Sat. June 10, Dream Ride for Lancaster County, Marietta, PA; 4, 15, 30, 62, 100, or 177 mi. A very scenic ride through the rural undeveloped farmlands of Western Lancaster County; hilly terrain. Dream Ride for Lancaster County, P.O. Box 141, Lancaster, PA 17604-0141. www.dreamrideprojects.org

Sat. June 10, The Jersey Double, Whitehouse Station, NJ; 200 mi. Pre-registration $30 by 5/22 includes T-shirt or $25 by 6/5 without shirt. Western Jersey Wheelmen, Bruce Thomson, 908-879-6477 evenings, 973-285-5010 Monday-Friday. <jerseydouble@earthlink.net> www.wjw.org

Sat. June 10, Tour de Cure, Princeton, NJ. American Diabetes Assoc., 1-800-868-7888. www.diabetes.org/tour

June 10-11, PA Dutch MS150, This two-day 150-mi. tour takes cyclists through the beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch countryside. The tour starts in Morgantown and includes a dinner and awards ceremony at the overnight host, Kutztown University. Registration fee + $150 minimum donation. For those desiring a shorter ride, a 2-day 100-mi. route option is offered. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, 1 Reed Street, Ste. 200, Philadelphia, PA 19147; 1-800-445-BIKE. <pae@nmss.org> www.ms150biketour.org (To join the SCU PA Dutch MS150 team, contact Terry Strobaugh 215-643-7290 <tstrobaugh@email.arserrc.gov> www.suburbancyclists.org)

June 10-11, MS150 Chestertown Challenge. This two-day 150-mi. tour takes cyclists through the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The tour starts in Chestertown and includes a dinner and awards ceremony at the overnight host, Washington College. Registration fee + accommodations fee + $200 minimum donation. For those desiring a shorter ride, a 2-day 93-mi. route option is offered. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland Chapter, 10946 Beaver Dam Rd., Ste. E, Hunt Valley, MD 21030; 1-800-445-BIKE. <LZaczec@md.nmss.org> www.md.nmss.org/cycle/

Sun. June 11, Main Line Century, Betzwood Park Picnic Area, Valley Forge Nat. Pk., Valley Forge, PA; 15, 40, or 64 mi. $20, free T-shirt with pre-registration by 5/27. Main Line Cycling Club, 1046 Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010; 610-449-6378. www.mlcycling.com

Sun. June 11, Tour de Cure, 30, 60, or 100 mi., Fort Washington State Park, PA. Registration fee + $100 minimum pledge. Nancy Doman, American Diabetes Assoc. - Mid Atlantic Region, One Plymouth Meeting, Ste. 520, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462; 610-828-5003 ext. 3204, 1-800-868-7888. <ndoman@diabetes.org> www.diabetes.org/tour

Sat. June 17, Flatlands Tour, Bohemia Manor High School, Chesapeake City, MD. 31, 54, 63, 77, 87, or 106 miles on flat terrain. A very scenic ride through the marshes and farmlands in Maryland and Delaware just South of the C&D Canal. No pre-registration; $4 day-of registration for this "no frills ride", includes cue sheet and map but no sag support. Go South on Rte. 213, and cross the C&D Canal. Continue 1 mi. and turn right at Basil Ave. (across from Texaco station). Enter high school on left. Baltimore Bicycling Club, Ken Philhower and Dave Coder, 410-788-4450. www.baltobikeclub.org

Sat. June 17, Indian Creek Roll & Stroll, Harleysville, PA. 7.5, 25, 38, or 62.5 mi. through the beautiful Indian Valley. Prizes are awarded based on the pledges brought in by participants. Food and activities are available for participants and spectators. $25 by 6/2, $30 after. From Rte. 309: Exit to Route 113 South. Follow Rte. 113 to Harleysville (approximately 6 mi.). Turn left at Yoder Rd. and proceed to Indian Creek Foundation. From PA Turnpike: Take Exit 31 (Lansdale) of the Northeast Extension to Rte. 63 West. Go approximately 4 mi. to Rte. 113. Turn right onto Rte. 113 and go ½ mile to Yoder Rd. Turn right onto Yoder Rd. and proceed to Indian Creek Foundation. Jennifer Bartos, P.O Box 225, Harleysville, PA 19438; 215-256-6156, Fax: 215-256-1578. <indian2@voicenet.com> www.indiancreekfoundation.org

Sat. June 17, The Longest Day, High Point, NJ to Cape May, NJ, 200 mi., or lower leg 100 mi. Must register and join CJBC by 5/15. Central Jersey Bicycle Club, Steve Marinko, 2227 Pine Ter., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076; 908-889-4911. <Dianemarinko@home.net> www.crosswinds.net/~cjbc

Sun. June 18, Bay to Bay Ride, Betterton Beach, MD, 27, 50, 78, 86, 104 mi. on flat to slightly rolling terrain. Proceeds benefit the Lions Club leader dog program. $15 by 6/1, $20 after. Jim Gent, 7 Cedar Chase Ct., Chestertown, MD 21620-1665; 410-778-4881. www.activeusa.com

Sat. June 24, Pedal to Preserve Lancaster Farmland, Donegal High School, Rte. 772, Mount Joy, Lancaster County, PA; 7 mi. (9:30 AM), 20 mi. (9:00 AM), or 40 mi. (8:30 AM), mass start at time listed. Help support this worthwhile charity with a scenic ride through very rural farmlands northwest of Lancaster. Rest stops at farms. Lancaster County is now one of the most agriculturally productive and culturally unique areas in the U.S. Unfortunately, Lancaster's farms and unique culture are now at a significant risk because of encroaching sprawl and fast-paced development. Lancaster Farmland Trust is a private, nonprofit land trust working to preserve the rich and productive farmland of Lancaster County, to support good stewardship of the land, and to encourage a thriving agricultural economy, recognizing that our farm heritage enriches the lives of all citizens. $20 pre-registration by 6/21, $25 after. Jessica Abernathy, Lancaster Farmland Trust, 717-293-0707. <jess@savelancasterfarms.org> www.savelancasterfarms.org

Sun. June 25, Double or Nothing Ride, Carmel, NJ, 44, 66, or 88 mi. Formerly a tandem-only event, this ride is now open to all riders. $19 ($38 tandem) pre-registration by 6/10, $23 ($45 tandem) after; includes T-shirt and spaghetti dinner. Sponsored by the Carmel Volunteer Fire Company. Larry April, 118 West Ave., Millville, NJ 08332; 856-451-9075.

June 30-July 3, LAB Minnesota Lakes & Rivers Rally, Univ. of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN. League of American Bicyclists, 1612 K St. NW, Ste. 401, Washington, DC 20006; 202-822-1333. <bikeleague@bikeleague.org> www.bikeleague.org

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July 2000

Sun. July 2, Delaware Double Cross, Middletown High School, Middletown, DE; 31 or 62 mi. Many bicycle rides cross states that are measured in hundreds of miles and many days. The White Clay Bicycle Club offers an alternative that is modest in time, effort and stamina - a bicycle ride nearly anyone can do - that offers a chance to cross and "double cross" an entire state in only 31 total miles over flat terrain. In addition to the normal route, there is a 62-mi. option that heads south of Middletown to Clayton. $12 pre-registration by 6/22, $18 after; children under 12 free with paid adult. Paul Stevenson, 35 Rossiter Cir., Newark, DE 19702; 302-368-2167. <wcbc@delanet.com> www.delanet.com/~wcbc

July 8-15, Source of the Delaware, Albany, NY to Philadelphia, PA, 500 mi. Pedal PA, 1914 Brandywine St., Philadelphia, PA 19130; 215-561-9679. <Bob@pedal-pa.com> www.pedal-pa.com

Sun. July 16, ACS Bike-a-Thon, one-way from Philadelphia-62 mi., Voorhees, NJ-48 mi., or Hammonton, NJ-32 mi. All routes end at Lenape Park in Mays Landing, NJ. Register by 7/7 with $100 minimum donation; return bus available for $17. American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103; 215-985-5400 or 215-JOIN-ACS. www.fitforum.com/cancer.htm

July 21-27, Cycle Across Maryland (CAM) Tour, 300 mi. CAM Corp., 7 Church Ln., Ste. 8, Baltimore, MD 21208-3710. <info@cyclexmd.org> www.cyclexmd.org

Sat. July 22, 13th Annual Irish Pub Tour de Shore, a 65 mi. one-way ride from the Irish Pub in Philadelphia (2007 Walnut St.) to the Irish Pub in Atlantic City. There are rest stops every 15 miles with water, juice, power bars & fruit. Variety Club & Bike Line provide support vehicles throughout the day and there are about 15 support vehicles total. When you arrive at the Irish Pub in AC, there is a deck party with a free BBQ and open bar. There is a chance at raffle prizes (last year's prizes included a trip to Ireland, bikes, gift certificates and sports memorabilia). Registration starts at 6:45AM with a shotgun start at 8:00AM. There is a $100 fundraising fee required; $90 is tax deductible. Return transportation to Phila. is available for anyone if requested at least a week in advance. Christy Bala, 800-553-7806. christybala@hotmail.com

Sat. July 22, Tour de Lebanon Valley. A favorite metric of many central-PA cyclists. Starts from the Nature Barn at Stoever's Dam Park. $10. Lebanon Valley Bicycle Club, c/o Dwayne Gish, 214 Lehman Street, Lebanon, PA 17046. Peg Schott <usgd73a@nbn.net>

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August 2000

Sat. Aug. 5, Princeton Event, Rider College, Rte. 206 just South of I-95. Lawrence Township, NJ. Choice of 7 routes: 50, 65, or 100 mi. flat; 16, 25, or 35 mi. rolling; or 62 mi. hilly. One of the biggest one-day rides in NJ. $22; pre-register by 7/17 to get a free T-shirt. Princeton Free Wheelers, Inc., P.O. Box 1204, Princeton, NJ 08542-1204; 609-882-4PFW (4739). princetonfreewheelers.com

Sat. Aug. 12, Bridgeton Zoo Ride, Schalick High School, Centerton, NJ; 25, 50, or 100 mi., 8:00 AM start. The route is mostly on the rural roads of beautiful Salem County, which is flat to slightly rolling terrain. The 25- and 50-mi. loops pass through the Bridgeton City Zoo where a walk through the free zoo may be enjoyed. This is also a good meeting place since both loops follow the same route back to the school. Lunch is available from a deli near the high school and a redeemable coupon is part of your ride package. South Jersey Wheelmen, P.O. Box 2705, Vineland, NJ 08362-2705; 609-848-6123. <biker@cccnj.net> www.sjwheelmen.org

Sat. Aug. 12, Dog Daze Century. Starts from Nottingham County Park and travels through southern Chester County and into Maryland. Brandywine Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 3162, West Chester, PA 19381. http://hometown.aol.com/brandybike

Sat. Aug. 12, Eat A Peach Challenge, Mt. Airy, Carroll County, MD. 16, 40, or 67 mi. and visit the Peach Festival. Chesapeake Wheelmen & Brain Injury Association of Maryland, Suzanne Kantt, 410-448-2924. <info@biamd.org> www.biamd.org

Aug. 12-13, Home to Home Bike Tour 2000, Warminster, PA to Paradise, PA and back. $130 by July 13, $140 by July 28. Includes hotel accommodations at Bird-in-Hand Family Inn, Sat. dinner (all you can eat), full sag, and rest stops. Benefits Christ's Home for Children Warminster Campus. Moderate to hilly ride, round-trip 190 miles. Mike Cirilo, 800 York Rd. Warminster, PA 18974; 215-773-9962. mrcirilo@aol.com

Aug. 18-21, LAB Cascades to the Coast Rally, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. League of American Bicyclists, 1612 K St. NW, Ste. 401, Washington, DC 20006; 202-822-1333. <bikeleague@bikeleague.org> www.bikeleague.org

Sun. Aug. 20, Covered Bridge Ride, Lancaster, PA; 15, 31, or 62 mi. The terrain is rolling with a few small hills, and the rewards are stunning vistas of the richest farmland in America. Seven covered bridges and a full lunch stop on the 62 mi. ride. Shorter routes get lunch at the end. Pre-registration $10 by 7/21 + $14 for T-shirt; $15 after 8/12, no shirt. Lancaster Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 535, Lancaster, PA 17608-0535. www.lancasterbikeclub.org

Sat. Aug. 26, Shore Fire Century, Middletown High School, Middletown, DE; 35, 65, 100 mi. Ride on beautiful, scenic routes taking you through flat to gently rolling farmland in central Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. Food will be available at the start and the rest stops at regular intervals (four on the century). Pre-registration $14 by 8/12 + $8 for T-shirt; $18 after 8/12, no shirt. White Clay Bicycle Club, Frank Warnock, 23 Elk Chase Drive, Elkton, MD 21921; 410-620-0883. <fwarnock@dol.net> www.delanet.com/~wcbc/shorefire.html

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September 2000

Sun. Sept. 3, Brandywine Tour, Chadds Ford Elementary School, Chadds Ford, PA; 28, 50 or 100 mi. Scenic country back roads through the beautiful Brandywine River Valley. Century route passes through three counties, including Lancaster County. 50 and 100 mi. routes pass through King's Cattle Ranch in Buck and Doe Run. The routes range from rolling hills for the 28-miler to rolling and hilly on the longer rides. $8 by 8/20, $10 after. Delaware Valley Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 156, Woodlyn, PA 19094-0156, or call Ira Josephs at 610-565-4058. <bikeira@juno.com> www.dvbc.org

Sun. Sept. 3, Greenwood Trust Southern Delaware Heritage Bike Tour, Seaford, DE. 15, 30 or 64-mi. rides on well-marked, patrolled, flat courses. Rides start at 8:30 a.m. at the Boys & Girls Club in Seaford, (30 minutes from Delaware's Atlantic Ocean beach resorts). T-shirts, water bottles, cook-out at the end, and showers. Boys and Girls Club of Western Sussex, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford, DE 19973; phone Ron at 302-629-8740; register on-line at www.active.com <ronmacky45@hotmail.com>

Sept. 7-10, Great Peanut Tour, Emporia, VA. A four-day rally in beautiful Southside Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. Last year's event attracted over 1,500 cyclists from all across the U.S. All rides begin at the Cattail Creek R.V. Park and Campground, and local motels are also available. Meal plan available. Emporia Bicycle Club, Inc. , C/O Robert C. Wrenn, P.O. Box 668 Emporia, VA 23847 <gpt@3rddoor.com> www.3rddoor.com/gpt.html

Sat. Sept. 9, No Baloney Century. 62 or 100 mi. in beautiful Lebanon County. Location is South Hills Park. $10. Lebanon Valley Bicycle Club, c/o Dwayne Gish, 214 Lehman Street, Lebanon, PA 17046. Peg Schott <usgd73a@nbn.net>

Sun. Sept. 10, Gap Gallop, Northampton Community College, Northampton County, PA. 25, 50, 75, 100 mi. A very scenic ride with many of its miles along the Blue Mountain (Kittatinny Ridge). The 100 and 75 mi. routes cross the mountain via Little Gap in Danielsville, passing Blue Mountain Ski resort on the north side. The 75 returns via Wind Gap and the 100 returns via Delaware Water Gap. The 50 runs along the south side of the mountain. $20 pre-registration by 8/28 includes T-shirt. Lehigh Wheelmen Association, P.O. Box 356, Bethlehem, PA 18016. www.lehighwheelmen.org

Sun. Sept. 10, Scenic Schuylkill Century. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia. www.phillybikeclub.org

CANCELED! Sun. Sept. 10, Wheels 4 Anne Ride, Somerset County, NJ. A charity ride which raises money for the rehabilitation of those injured in bicycle accidents. Central Jersey Bicycle Club. Howie Glick, 3 Tracy Dr., Fords, NJ 08863; 732-225-4827. <howie-g@juno.com> http://www.cjbc.org/

Sun. Sept. 10, The Flattest Century in the East (TFCE), Tiverton, RI. Narragansett Bay Wheelmen's annual tour through scenic coastal shoreline, forests and marshlands of southeastern Rhode Island and Massachusetts. All riders must pre-register by 8/18, $25. Limited to 1,600 riders, no day-of registration. NBW - TFCE, P.O. Box 41177, Providence, RI 02940-1177. www.nbwclub.org/

Sun. Sept. 10, BikeDC 2000, a 35-mile self-paced tour of the beautiful urban greenways, tree-lined streets and monuments of our nation's capital. Last year's ride was voted the Best City Tour by Bicycling Magazine. $35, Washington Area Bicyclist Association, 202-628-2500. www.waba.org

Sun. Sept 10, NYC Century. A 35, 50, 75, or 100 mi. urban cycling adventure. Six rest stops on the century. $40 by 9/8, $45 after. Transportation Alternatives, 115 W. 30th St. #1207, NY, NY 10001-4010. www.NYCCenturyBikeTour.com 

Sat. Sept. 16, Jersey Devil Ride, Parvin State Park, Centerton, NJ; 25, 50, 75, 100, or 125 mi. Wander in and out of three southern New Jersey counties - Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem - where the terrain is flat to slightly rolling. After tackling the first 25- or 50- mile loops, the ride returns to the park for one of the best food stops of the summer. You may then continue on a new 50-mi. loop or on either of the first two loops on which you have not already ridden. Ride all three loops for 125 mi. Pre-registration $14 by 9/10, $17 after. South Jersey Wheelmen, P.O. Box 2705, Vineland, NJ 08362-2705; 609-848-6123. <biker@cccnj.net> www.sjwheelmen.org

Sat. Sept. 16, Maryland Wine Festival Bike Tour; 10, 30, or 50-mi. routes through the scenic rolling countryside of Carroll County, Maryland. Held in conjunction with the Maryland Wine Festival. Stacey McHugh, American Lung Association of Maryland, 1840 York Rd, Ste. M, Timonium, MD 21093-5156; 410-560-2120, Fax: 410-560-0829. <smchugh@amlungmd.com> www.lungusa.org/maryland/special.html

Sat. Sept. 16, Shoo-Fly Classic; 15 flat; 25, 32, 45, or 62-mi. on rolling terrain, starting from Kutztown Park. $10 registration until 9/4, $13 after. Berks County Bicycle Club, Florence Fink, 227 Wexham Dr., Reading, PA 19607. www.berksbicycle.com

Sat. Sept. 16, Amish Country Tour, Dover, DE. NEW DATE! 15, 25, 50, 62, or 100-mi. scenic flat routes. Yes, there are Amish in Delaware! Mass start at 8:15 AM near Visitors Center, Federal Street, Legislative Mall, Dover. Post-ride picnic and live music. $20 by 9/1, $25 after. Amish Country Tour, P.O. Box 576, Dover, DE 19903; 1-800-233-5368 or 302-734-4888. <kctc@visitdover.com> or www.visitdover.com 

Sat. Sept. 16, Univest Cyclosportif, 62 mi. Souderton, PA; 8:00 AM mass start. 62 mi. on hilly terrain, takes place on the same course as the Univest Grand Prix, preceding it by a few hours. The starts are staggered so that the recreational riders will finish in time to watch the concluding short laps and finish of the road race. The Cyclosportif is aimed at the serious recreational rider. $30 payable to Sparta Cycling. Univest Grand Prix Cyclosportif 100k, P.O. Box 385, Harleysville, PA 19438. www.spartacycling.com

Sun. Sept. 17, SCU Lake Nockamixon Century, Horsham, PA. 20, 35, 50, 62, 85, or 100 mi. Winner of LAB's "Best Century" award. Marked route, cue sheet, and sag support. Rest stops have a large assortment of home-baked snacks. Start from Hatboro-Horsham High School, 899 Horsham Rd. (Route 463), Horsham, PA. $15 for SCU members, $20 for non-members, includes lunch; free T-shirt with pre-registration by 8/30. Suburban Cyclists Unlimited, SCU Century, Box 401, Horsham, PA 19044. Wendell Gulick, 215-362-2216. <centuries@suburbancyclists.org> www.suburbancyclists.org

Mon.-Tue. Sept. 18-19, Keystone Ride. Join PA Governor Tom Ridge on this one-way two-day ride from Gettysburg to Chadds Ford, approximately 120 miles. There is no registration fee. Meals and refreshments are provided at no cost at each stop. Free luggage transportation and return transportation by bus. Riders are responsible for paying for their hotel rooms for whatever nights they choose during the ride. Riders are welcome to participate for one day, or even for just a particular segment of the ride, but return bus transportation is only provided for cyclists completing the entire two-day route. 717-787-2500 <keyride@state.pa.us > http://www.keystoneride.com/ 

Sat. Sept. 23, Adams Apple Ride, Gettysburg, PA, 25, 50, or 100 mi. through the historic battlefield and the beautiful Adams County countryside. $10 by 9/10, $15 per tandem, $20 for families; add $5 after 9/10. Start from Gettysburg Area High School, US Bus. Rte. 15, 2 mi. north of Gettysburg. Gettysburg-Adams Co. Chamber of Commerce, 18 Carlisle St., Ste. 203, Gettysburg, PA 17325; 717-334-8151. <info@gettysburg-chamber.orgwww.gettysburg-chamber.org

Sept. 23-24, City to Shore MS150. Cherry Hill to Ocean City, NJ and return. $25 registration fee + $150 minimum donation. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, 1 Reed Street, Ste. 200, Philadelphia, PA 19147; 1-800-445-BIKE. <pae@nmss.org> www.ms150biketour.org (To join the SCU City-to-Shore team, contact Joe Scheid, 215-725-2577 <jfs319@yahoo.com> www.suburbancyclists.org)

Sat. Sept. 23, Amish Hundred XI, Leonardtown, MD, 25, 34, 52, 100, or 125 mi. Each year, hundreds of cyclists enjoy the quiet rural charm of St. Mary's County. If you have been to the Eastern Shore to go riding, try this great event on the Western Shore for some totally different scenery and rolling terrain. $20 pre-registration by 9/11 includes T-shirt, $22 after. Includes free admission to the county fair. PACE, P.O. Box 574, California, MD 20619; 301-274-3974. www.bikepace.com/ 

Sun. Sept. 24, Hillier Than Thou, a 62 or 100 mile extremely hilly time trial ride with prizes. Central Jersey Bicycle Club, Phil Apruzzese, 732-873-3987. <kchu1@hotmail.com> http://www.cjbc.org/

Sun. Sept. 24, Ramapo Rally. 20, 30, 50, 62, or 100 mi. through the Ramapo Valley (NJ) and Orange County, NY. Bicycle Touring Club of N. Jersey, Steve Greenburg, 201-868-7047. www.btcnj.com 

Sat. Sept. 30, Fall Metric Century, 15, 35, or 65 mi. on flat terrain. Start from Queen Anne's County High School, Centreville, MD. Pre-registration $20 by 8/10 or $25 by 9/10 includes T-shirt; $30 after 9/10, no shirt. Peninsula Road Club, Sarah Smith-Putman, 505 Tanyard Rd, Centreville, MD 21617; 410-758-1262 <jwp_21666@toad.net>

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October 2000

Sat. Oct. 7, Belleplain Century, Belleplain State Forest, Dennis Township, Cape May County, NJ. 30, 50, 85, or 100 mi. through Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland counties with a rest stop at the scenic East Point Lighthouse. Shore Cycle Club, Steve Rulli, P.O. Box 492, Northfield, NJ 08225-0492; 609-296-4726. <sundeck@sprynet.com> www.shorecycleclub.org

Sat. Oct. 7, Carroll County (MD) Criss Cross, 62 or 100 mi. A new event from the Baltimore Bicycle Club, starts from Taneytown Memorial Park, Taneytown, MD. $12 day of event registration; no pre-registration. Mark Serio, 410-628-0233. Mark_bike@msn.com

Oct. 7-8, The Twin Centuries, Newark, DE to Dewey Beach. White Clay Bicycle Club, Jim Montgomery, 108 Meridan Dr., Newark, DE 19711; 302- 731-5371. <wcbc@delanet.com> www.delanet.com/~wcbc/twincenturies.html

Sun. Oct. 8, Covered Bridges Ride, Tinicum Park, Erwinna, PA. 20 or 32 mi. flat routes and 32, 50, or 63 mi. on rolling to hilly terrain. Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage of Central and Upper Bucks County, and ride through up to 8 historic covered bridges. $18 pre-registration by 9/24 inc. long-sleeve shirt; $20 after, no shirt. Central Bucks Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 1648, Doylestown, PA 18901. Wayne Siefert, 215-579-9393. <coveredbridges@att.net> www.cbbikeclub.org

Sun. Oct. 8, Pumpkin Patch Pedal. Thompson Park, Jamesburg, NJ. 25, 50, 62, or 100 mi. $25 pre-registration by 9/15 inc. long-sleeve shirt, +$9 for pasta buffet. SIBA www.sibike.org/

Sun. Oct. 8, Pedal for Prevention. 10, 20, or 40 mi.-routes starting from Fox Chase Cancer Center, followed by a celebration feast at Jenkintown’s Stazi Milano restaurant. Pre-registration $35 by 10/4; $40 after. Call Kim at 215-728-3163.

Sat. Oct. 14, Sea Gull Century, Salisbury State Univ., Salisbury, Maryland; 64 or 100 mi. Join 7,000 riders on this major end-of-season event. Flat terrain, but Eastern Shore winds can be brutal. Advance registration required for the Sea Gull and other rides and social events throughout the weekend. $40 by 8/31, $60 after, but no day-of-event registration! 410-548-2772 <seagull@ssu.edu> www.seagullcentury.org (Join SCU on a 2-day ride from the Philadelphia area to Salisbury, starting on Thur. Oct. 12. www.suburbancyclists.org)

Sat. Oct. 14, first annual Fall Foliage Fun Ride, sponsored by the Pocono Family YMCA, Stroudsburg, PA. 15 or 30 mi. on hilly terrain. Come see the colorful fall foliage of scenic Cherry Valley in the Poconos. $10. Chuck Motson, Pocono Family YMCA, 809 Main St, Stroudsburg, PA 18360; 570-421-2525. E-mail: Scott Ewing <onyx01@epix.net>.

Sat. Oct. 21, The Savage, Newark, DE; 40, 60, 75 or 100 mi. Since its inception in the '70's, the Savage has been considered one of the most difficult rides on the east coast. Enjoy the simple charm and beauty of Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish farmlands and the hills along the Susquehanna River, through Chester and Lancaster Counties. The major hills are only on the 75 and 100 mi. loops. White Clay Bicycle Club, Mary Becker, 106 Mill Top Dr, Kennett Square, PA 19348; 610-925-0757. <wcbc@delanet.com> www.delanet.com/~wcbc

Sun. Oct. 22, Tour du Port, Baltimore, MD. Join 2500 riders on this 12 or 22-mi. city ride. Lunch and live music. $22 pre-registration by 10/9 includes T-shirt; $26 after, no shirt. Family and children's rate available. Tour du Port, 11690 Reisterstown Road, PMB 905, Reisterstown, MD 21136; 410-654-1011. www.tourduport.com 

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December 2000

Sat. Dec 16, Peninsula Road Club December Ride, Centreville, MD. Start at 12 noon for this 30 mile tour to Wye Mills, a quaint little town with several historic sites of interest. $10 for pre-registered riders or $14 for day-of. To receive a registration form, call 410-819-5903 or e-mail <ssputman@intercom.net>.

Links to Other Calendars

For additional event listings, the following on-line calendars are recommended:

League of American Bicyclists (LAB): www.bikeleague.org/ride/ride.html
Bicycling Magazine’s BikeZone: www.bikezone.com/finderzone/eventfinder/
Zefal: www.bikehighway.com/calendarinfo.htm
C-Quad Cycling Ride Finder: www.cquad.org/search.html
Bicycle Exchange Ride Previews (PA, OH, and WV only): www.bikexchange.com/ridepre.htm
Local Sport (bicycling, running, and multi-sport events): www.localsport.com

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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.

Disclaimer

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. The listing of an event in this calendar does not represent an endorsement by SCU or by the editor.

(Prepared by Jack Elias, SCU Assistant Webmaster, 12/16/00)

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