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. 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.
Sat. Oct. 21, 2017, Tour de Trenton, Trenton, NJ. Ride 13 mi on this exploration of Trenton’s religious institutions and places of worship, with an escort by the Trenton Police Department.
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: