Past Events of 2001

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This calendar is presented by Suburban Cyclists Unlimited, P.O. Box 401, Horsham, PA 19044. This page lists the past events of 2001. For future events, see Other Clubs' Events†for 2002

March 2001

Sat. March 31: 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. $15, $12 before 3/22. White Clay Bicycle Club, Bruce Poole, 104 Maple Hill Rd., Wilmington, DE 19804; 302-999-1211. <>

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April 2001

Sat. Apr. 21: 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 2001 Carrollton Bank Cycle Across Maryland (CAM) Tour, slated for July 20-26, 2001. Then ride your choice of a 15, 30 or 50-mi. route. $18. CAM Corp., 7 Church Ln., Ste. 8, Baltimore, MD 21208-3710. <>

Sat. Apr. 21: Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, Fenwick Island, DE. 20 or 50 mi. Karen McGrath, P.O. Box 1450, Bethany Beach, DE 19930; 302-539-2100, Fax 302-539-9434. <>

Sat. April 21: Taxing Metric Century, Knauertown, PA. 20, 32, or 64 mi. on hilly terrain starting from Warwick County Park. $12 day-of-event registration; no pre-registration. Brandywine Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 3162, West Chester, PA 19381. Louise Rennie, 610-458-8153.

Sun. Apr. 22: Rotary River Ride, Horsham, PA. 20, 35, or 63-mi. on rolling terrain, starting from the College Settlement Camp, 600 Witmer Road, Horsham. There will be food before and after the ride. $12 pre-registration by 4/6 includes free T-shirt; $15 after, no shirt. Horsham Rotary Club, P. O. Box 99, Horsham, PA 19044. 215-542-7880  <> (To join the SCU team for this event, contact Al Herman, 215-750-1011 <>)

Sat. April 28: April Showers Ride (formerly the PRC Spring Ride), Centreville, MD; 32 or 65 mi. on flat to gently rolling terrain. $20 pre-registration by 4/1 includes T-shirt; $25 after, no shirt. Peninsula Road Club, S. S. Putman, 108 Gander Way, Chestertown, MD 21620; 410-810-2841. <

Sat. April 28: Viewtrail 100, Berlin, MD. 62 or 100 mi. on flat terrain along the Pocomoke River and cypress swamp and through Berlin, Stockton, Pocomoke, and Snowhill. $55 by 4/1, $65 after; includes long-sleeve t-shirt and lunch. In the Woods Promotions, Inc., P.O. box 185, Newark, MD 21841; 410-641-3087. <>

Sun. Apr. 29: Mason-Dixon ride for MS, Middletown High School, Middletown, DE; 25 or 50 mi, 8:00 AM start. Enjoy the beautiful countryside as you cross over the Mason-Dixon Line from Middletown into Chesapeake City, MD. 953 riders participated in 2000. $30 by 3/31, $35 by 4/28, $40 day of; pledges optional. National MS Society, Delaware Chapter, Two Mill Rd., Ste. 106, Wilmington, DE 19806; 302-655-5610, Fax: 302-655-0993. <>

Sun. April 29: Tea Burner Ride, Carmel Fire Hall, Route 552, Carmel, NJ. 35, 50, 85, or 100 mi. routes on flat to gently rolling terrain in southern New Jersey. $15 registration, includes lunch and T-shirt. Larry April, 118 West Ave., Millville, NJ 08332; phone 856-451-9075, fax 856-455-5241.

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May 2001

Sat. May 5: Farmlands Flat Tour, Lincroft, NJ. 18, 25, 38, 50, 62, or 100 mi. on flat terrain. $15 by 4/21 + $5 for T-shirt; $20 after 4/21, no shirt. $6 lunch only available with pre-registration. Central Jersey Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 2202, Edison, NJ 08818; 732-225-HUBS. <>

Sat. May 5: Southern Maryland May Metric, Clinton, MD. 26, 40, or 64-mi routes starting from Cocsa Regional Park. The route meanders over some of Southern Maryland's nicest rural roads, including the Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, during Dogwood, Lilac, Azalea, Tulip and Iris blossom season. The course is rolling with a few flat stretches and hills. $10 registration. Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club, P.O. Box 81, Oxon Hill, MD 20750; 301-839-9398.

NEW! Sun. May 6: SCU Quad County Metric, Green Lane Park, Green Lane, PA. A scenic new ride starting from Green Lane Park, Snyder and Deep Creek Roads. 25, 38, or 65-mi. routes on rolling terrain with a few hills. Start in Montgomery County and visit Berks, Lehigh, and Bucks Counties on the 38 and 65-mi. routes. Free lunch after the ride. $15 pre-registration (SCU members), $20 (non-members) by 4/19 includes free T-shirt. Join SCU and save $5 on registration! This event replaces the Mexican Metric. Suburban Cyclists Unlimited, Box 401, Horsham, PA 19044; 215-362-2216. <> 

Green Lane Park consists of over 3,100 acres with three bodies of water totaling 870 acres. The park has 50 overnight campsites; call 215-234-4528 to make a campsite reservation. Rental boats, marked hiking trails, and tennis courts are available within the park.

Sat. May 12: Clean Air Challenge, New Oxford, PA. 12, 25, or 50-mi. route through Adams County. American Lung Association, 6041 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112; 1-800-LUNG-USA.

Sat. May 12: Maryland May Metric, Prince Frederick, MD. 9, 29, 38, or 62-mi. routes. The Maryland May Metric showcases the charm and beauty of Southern Marylandís historic Calvert County. If you are tired of the flat rides on the Eastern Shore, try this great event on the Western Shore for some totally different scenery and rolling terrain. $20 pre-registration by 4/21 includes free T-shirt; $22 after, no shirt. Patuxent Area Cycling Enthusiasts, P.O. Box 574, California, MD 20619.

Sat. May 12: 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. Ride 1, 2, or all 3 loops for 29, 64, or 103 miles. Each loop starts and ends at beautiful historic Batsto State Park where lunch is provided. $15, free gift with pre-registration by 5/4. Shore Cycle Club, P.O. Box 492, Northfield, NJ 08225-0492; 609-296-4726. <>

Sun. May 13: Bonkers Metric (formerly the Save Open Space Tour and Freedom Tour), Ridley Creek State Park (Parking Lot #15), Media, PA. 18, 35, 50, or 65-mi. routes on rolling terrain with some big hills. Ride on scenic country back roads through the remaining open space of Delaware and Chester Counties. All routes include a food stop. $12 pre-registration by 4/30; $15 after. Delaware Valley Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 156, Woodlyn, PA 19094-0156; 610-541-0784. <>

May 18-20: Lewes Delaware Weekend. A weekend bicycling in Lewes Delaware, a small picturesque historic town at the mouth of the Delaware Bay near Rehoboth. 15-67 mi., all flat, using back roads as much as possible. Many rides will visit nearby wildlife refuges and beaches. No SAG support. $135/person double occupancy + $20 for non-members. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club <>

Sat. May 19: Chester County Challenge for Cancer, West Chester, PA. 5, 25, or 50 mi. starting from the parking lot of the Cancer Center located at the East Marshall Street Medical Office Building, 440 E. Marshall Street (directly across the street from the Hospital). $25 ($35 for families) by 5/11, includes T-shirt. $30 ($40 for families) after 5/11. Phone: 610-431-5697.

Sat. May 19: Shorebird Metric Century, Salisbury, MD; 35 or 65 mi. A figure-eight route through the Pocomoke Forest using Furnace Town for two rest stops. $25 pre-registration by 5/8; $30 after. American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803-0163; 410-572-5516.

Sun. May 20: Bloomin' Metric, Westport, CT; 25, 46, or 62 mi. on flat to rolling terrain. The Bloomin' Metric takes place during the height of the dogwood and azalea flowering season. It is the largest bicycle ride in Connecticut, with more than 2,000 cyclists. Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club, 203-840-1757. <> 

Sun. May 20: Clean Air Challenge, Mount Gretna, PA. 10 or 50-mi. route through Lebanon and Lancaster Counties. American Lung Association, 6041 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112; 1-800-LUNG-USA.

Sun. May 20: Horse Farm Tour, McSherrystown, PA (near Hanover); 10, 25, 35, or 50 mi. All routes except the 35 mi. stop at the Hanover Stables, one of the most famous standard-bred horse farms in the world. Hanover Cyclers, Keith Krout, 412 Hamlet Dr., Spring Grove, PA 17362; 717-225-4194. <> 

Sun. May 20: 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 the rest stops and the 10 best "5-Card Stud" poker hands at the finish win prizes. Pennsylvania Bicycle Club, Rick Liebert, 215-542-7181 (before 9pm). <>

May 25-28: Kent County Spring Fling, Chestertown, MD. Four days on the Eastern Shore with meals and lodging at Washington College. Limited to 480 participants; register early because this event is always sold out. The cost is $235 per person including 7 meals and sharing a 2-person dorm room. Single rooms and suites are available for an additional fee. Registration also includes Friday ice cream social, Saturday dessert and cordial party, free beer and wine at the evening entertainment. Download a Brochure or Application (in PDF format), or send a SASE to Baltimore Bicycle Club, KCSF 2001, 123 Goucher Way, Churchville, MD 21028-121923; 410-836-2271 6-9 PM only or fax 410-734-4207.  Kent County information is available from the Tourism Office, 400 High St., Chestertown, MD 21620; 410-778-0416. They have information on bicycle routes and the Tea Party Festival.

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June 2001

June 1-3: Cannondale Homecoming Weekend, Bedford, PA. Join Cannondale's 30th anniversary celebration at this weekend of riding, swag, factory tours, and other activities. Three-time U.S. mountain biking champion and two-time Olympian, Tinker Juarez of Volvo/Cannondale will be on hand throughout the weekend, along with other pro riders, top editors from the world's leading cycling magazines, and Cannondale's own Founder and President, Joe Montgomery. $389 per person, double-occupancy, includes registration, meals, and lodging at Seven Springs Resort. 1-800-BIKE-USA 

Sat. June 2: 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 until 5/28; $17 day of. South Jersey Wheelmen, P.O. Box 2705, Vineland, NJ 08362-2705; 609-848-6123. <>

Sat. June 2: Tour de Cure, Morristown, NJ. 15, 35, or 65 mi routes. (To join the SCU team for this event, contact Terry Strobaugh 215-233-6455 <>)

Sun. June 3: Bike-Boat-Bike, Mattituck, N.Y. Cycle Long Island's East End and tour through the woodlands, fields, and shoreline of the North and South Forks. Take the ferry to Shelter Island. Cycle through the scenic coves and byways of beautiful Shelter Island. Bike-Boat-Bike has flat to gently rolling routes varying from 25-125 miles with Rest Stops. Suffolk Bicycle Riders Association, 631-234-8950.

Sun. June 3: Freedom Valley Bike Ride, Philadelphia, PA; 9, 16, 32, 64, or 72 mi. The 22nd annual Freedom Valley Bike Ride features 3 convenient starting points and 5 scenic tours of varying lengths. $30 ($25 for Bicycle Coalition members). Bicycle Coalition of the Delaware Valley, Wendy Fallin, 252 S. 11th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107; 215-898-4937. <>

Sun. June 3: Great Neighborhood Ride, Baltimore, MD. A 13 or 20-mi. city ride. $18, free T-shirt with pre-registration by 5/21. Suzie Knable, 410-960-6572. <>  

Sun. June 3: Tour de Belt, Harrisburg, PA; 20 miles. The PA Capital Area Greenbelt Association's (CAGA) first annual bike tour. $10 pre-registration, $20 day of. Phone 717-921-4733. <caga@panetwork.com

Sun. June 3: Velodrome Veloce Century, Lehigh Valley Velodrome, Trexlertown, PA. 22, 38, 50, or 56 mi. on rolling terrain with some big hills. Free, no pre-registration; registration begins at 7:30 AM. No SAG service. Tentative date - please confirm with the sponsoring club - Lehigh Wheelmen Association, P.O. Box 356, Bethlehem, PA 18016; phone Barron at 610-432-7937.

Fri. June 8: First Union Hill Climb. Start at Main and Levering Streets, Manayunk, PA. A timed 1-km (0.6- mi.) climb up the famous Manayunk Wall. 6:00 PM start; day-of-event registration 4:30-5:45 PM. Riders will start in the order that they register. Tri-State Velo, 215-546-3273.

June 8-10 or Sat. 9: 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. <>

June 8-10: Kamel Ride, Kutztown and Millersville Eastern Loop (PA). Ride from Hershey, PA to Kutztown on Friday, to Millersville on Saturday, and back to Hershey on Sunday. E-mail Kamel for details. Harrisburg Bicycle Club, 1011 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, PA 17070-1631.

Sat. June 9 date correction: Night Mare Tour of Lancaster County, Marietta, PA; 177 mi. A very scenic ride circumnavigating Lancaster County while climbing over 11,000 feet. See June 16 Dream Ride for shorter routes. Dream Ride for Lancaster County, P.O. Box 141, Lancaster, PA 17604-0141.

Sat. June 9: Patuxent River Rural Legacy Ride, Croom, MD. 25, 47, or 63-mi. routes starting from Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary Visitorsí Center. The terrain is rolling, with some flats and hills. $10 registration. Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club, P.O. Box 81, Oxon Hill, MD 20750; 301-839-9398.

Sat. June 9: Tour de Cure, Shamong, NJ. 10, 25, 50, or 75-mi. routes through Burlington, Atlantic, and Camden Counties. American Diabetes Association, 1-800-868-7888.

June 9-10: 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 + 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. <>

June 9-10: MS150 PA Dutch, 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 + 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. <> (To join the SCU team for this event, contact Doreen Slate, 215-639-3169, or Jody Twer, 215-443-0174 <>)

Sun. June 10: GlaxoSmithKline Fun Ride, Philadelphia. One lap of the First Union USPRO course, 13.5 miles. Registration opens at 6:00 A.M., riders start at 7:00 A.M. and must be off the course by 9:00 A.M. Start from corner of Kelly Drive and Sedgley St. $30, proceeds will be donated to the American Diabetes Association. Phone 610-828-5003 ext 4633. Click here for the Fun Ride Registration Form.

Sun. June 10: 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 in Philadelphia. The Manayunk station on the R6 Norristown-Philadelphia route is only one block from "The Wall".

Sun. June 10: George Washington Bridge Challenge, Fort Lee, NJ. After crossing the world's most traveled bridge, take the challenge of a scenic 3.2, 10, 20, or 33-mi. route, then join your fellow participants and event volunteers for a picnic. $100 minimum pledge due at the event. GWB Challenge 2001, American Cancer Society, 20 Mercer St., Hackensack, NJ 07601; 1-800-GWB-BIKE. <> or <>

Sat. June 16 date correction: Dream Ride for Lancaster County, Marietta, PA. 4, 15, 30, 62, or 100 mi. with specific start times for each route. A very scenic ride through the rural undeveloped farmlands of Western Lancaster County on hilly terrain. Dream Ride for Lancaster County, P.O. Box 141, Lancaster, PA 17604-0141.

Sat. June 16: Indian Creek Roll & Stroll, Harleysville, PA; 7.5, 25, 38, or 62 miles on hilly terrain through the beautiful Indian Valley. Pledges are optional for this charity event, but prizes are awarded to the top fund raisers. Food and activities are available for riders and family members, and there is a walking route for the non-riders. $20 by 5/19, $25 by 6/2, $30 after. Indian Creek Foundation, P.O. Box 225, Harleysville, PA 19438; 215-721-6610. (To join the SCU team for this event, contact Doug Mueller <> or Linda Mueller <> phone 215-646-5718.)

Sat. June 16: PCHA Ride for Hope, Philadelphia. 8, 25, 50, 100 mi. Registration fee + $125 minimum pledge. PCHA Ride for Hope, 1201 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107; 215-563-0652.

Sat. June 16: Ride for Autism, Brookdale College, Lincroft, NJ. 13, 25, 35, 50, 62, or 100 miles. $25 until 5/25; $30 after; $5 for children under age 14. Proceeds benefit the NJ Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community (COSAC). Jersey Shore Touring Society, Andy Abere, 732-521-4477. <>

Sat. June 16: The Longest Day, High Point, NJ to Cape May, NJ, 200 mi., or lower leg 100 mi. A one-way ride diagonally across the entire length of NJ from North to South. Participants must pre-register and join Central Jersey Bicycle Club.

Sat. June 16: Tour de Cure, Fort Washington State Park, PA. 30, 60, or 90 mi. routes through Bucks, Montgomery, and Lehigh Counties. $15 pre-registration by 4/15. American Diabetes Association, 1-800-868-7888 or 610-828-5003, fax 610-828-7969. <> See the web site or call for Tour de Cure rides in other locations.  

Sat. June 23: Flatlands Tour, Bohemia Manor High School, Chesapeake City, MD. 31, 54, 63, 77, 87, or 106 mi. on flat terrain. A very scenic ride through the marshes and farmlands in Maryland and Delaware just South of the C&D Canal. $4 day-of-event registration for this "no frills ride"; includes cue sheet and map but no SAG support. Baltimore Bicycling Club, Ken Philhower, 410-437-0309, or Dave Coder, 410-788-4450. (flyer in PDF format)

Sat. June 23: Pedal to Preserve Lancaster Farmland, Mount Joy, PA. A scenic 6, 20, or 52 mi. ride on rolling to hilly terrain through very rural farmlands. 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. $20 pre-registration by 6/20, $25 after. Lancaster Farmland Trust, 128 East Marion St., Lancaster, PA 17602; 717-293-0707. <>

Sat. June 23: Team ALS Ride, Blackwood, NJ. Third annual ride to benefit ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) awareness and research. A one-way 70-mi. ride from Blackwood to Morey's Piers in Wildwood, NJ. $100 minimum pledge, includes two free, one-day unlimited-access passes to all Morey-owned amusements and water parks on June 23. Team ALS, P.O. Box 84, Bellmawr, NJ 08099-0084; 215-643-5434. <>

Sat. June 23: The Jersey Double, Whitehouse Station, NJ. A 200-mi. loop through rural parts of six northwestern NJ counties (Hunterdon, Somerset, Morris, Warren, Sussex, and Mercer) containing some of the state's finest countryside. The route is moderately hilly with 7500+ feet of vertical climbing. Western Jersey Wheelmen, Bruce Thomson, 213 Black River Rd, Long Valley, NJ 07853-3067; 973-285-5010 (day), 908-879-6477 (eve), 973-539-3190 (fax). <>

Sun. June 24: Bay to Bay Ride, Betterton, MD. 27, 50, 78, 86 or 104-mi. routes from the Betterton beach front. Registration includes a pocket flashlight (first 400 riders), 6 food stops and swimming in the Chesapeake Bay at the end of the ride. $15 by 6/1, $20 after. Proceeds benefit Lions Club Leader Dog Program for the Blind. Jim Gent, 7 Cedar Chase Ct., Chestertown, MD 21620-1665. On-line registration:

Sun. June 24: Double or Nothing Ride, Carmel, NJ. 44, 66, or 88 mi. on flat to rolling terrain in southern NJ. Formerly a tandem-only event, this ride is now open to all riders. Start from the Carmel Fire Hall, Route 552. $19 ($38 tandem) pre-registration by 6/10, $23 ($45 tandem) after; includes T-shirt, lunch, and spaghetti dinner. Sponsored by the Carmel Volunteer Fire Company. Larry April, 118 West Ave., Millville, NJ 08332; 856-451-9075, fax 856-455-5241.

Sun. June 24: Orange County Country Roads Bicycle Tour, Middletown, NY. 10, 18, 25, 44 or 62-mi. hilly routes on scenic quiet roads (only two traffic lights). Includes themed rest stops, post-ride gourmet lunch (vegetarian available), live band, camels & elephants, bike trade show, T-shirt or custom socks, bag of goodies for first 1000 pre-registrants, raffles & prizes. Orange County Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 122, Warwick NY 10990; 845-457-6027 <>

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July 2001

Sun. July 1: Delaware Double Cross, Middletown High School, Middletown, DE; 31 or 62 mi. Many cross-state bicycle rides are measured in hundreds of miles and many days. The White Clay Bicycle Club 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. <>

Sat. July 14: Southern Delaware Heritage Bike Tour, Seaford, DE. 15, 30, or 62-mi. routes on flat terrain. Held in conjunction with the Nanticoke River Festival. $25 pre-registration fee ($30 after7/10) includes T-shirt, water bottle, and food voucher to the River Festival. Ron MacArthur, 302-629-8740. <>

Sun. July 15: American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon. One-way: 62 miles, 6:45 a.m. start from Ben Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia; 48 miles, 7:45 a.m. start from Voorhees, NJ; or 32 miles, 8:45 a.m. start from Hammonton, NJ. All rides end at Lenape Park in Mays Landing, NJ. Return Transportation is available. 215-985-5400

July 20-26: Cycle Across Maryland (CAM) Tour, 300 mi. CAM Corp., 7 Church Ln., Ste. 8, Baltimore, MD 21208-3710. <>

Sat. July 21: Tour D'Lebanon Valley (PA). 31 or 62 miles starting from Upper Pavilion, Memorial Lake State Park near Indiantown Gap. $10 by 7/9, $15 after, or $18 by 7/9 for this event and the No Baloney Century (see 9/8). Lebanon Valley Bicycle Club, c/o Deb Kreider, 105 South Mill Street, Cleona, PA 17042; 717-228-0244. <>

July 21-22: MS150 Keystone Country Ride (formerly known as Pedal to Penns Creek), Hollidaysburg to University Park, PA. Travel scenic back roads and rolling hills (not mountains) to our overnight stay at Penn State University in University Park, PA. Rise and shine Sunday morning and continue to cycle through tranquil countryside and more rolling hills to a celebration at Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School. See for information and for registration. (To join the SCU team for this event, contact Terry Strobaugh 215-233-6455 <>)

Sun. July 28: Irish Pub Tour De Shore. One-way from Philadelphia, PA To Atlantic City, NJ. Benefits the Variety Club charity. 800-553-7806.

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August 2001

Aug. 2-5: LAB BikeFest Rally, Altoona, PA, in conjunction with the Tour de 'Toona, America's largest pro-amateur road cycling races. The event will be an unprecedented combination of challenging and family-oriented recreational riding with the thrilling spectacle of stage racing action. League of American Bicyclists, 1612 K St. NW, Ste. 401, Washington, DC 20006; 202-822-1333. <> Read the Press Release.
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Sat. Aug. 4: 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 with 1,800 riders in 2000. $20, pre-register by 7/16 to receive T-shirt. Princeton Free Wheelers, Inc., P.O. Box 1204, Princeton, NJ 08542-1204; 609-882-4PFW (4739).

Sat. Aug. 11: 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 discount coupon is part of your ride package. $14 pre-registration until 7/30; $17 day of. South Jersey Wheelmen, P.O. Box 2705, Vineland, NJ 08362-2705; 609-848-6123. <>

Sat. Aug. 11: Dog Daze Century. Brandywine Bicycle Club's tour through some of the finest countryside in Chester County. New start location: Brandywine Valley Association (BVA) on Route 842, 6 miles SW of West Chester. 26, 50, or 100 miles on rolling terrain with occasional hills. $12 pre-registration ($14 day of) includes t-shirts for the first 130 riders and lunch. Dog Daze Century, c/o Ann Marie Sullivan, PO Box 3162, West Chester, PA 19382; 610-644-3792. <>

Sat. Aug. 18: Knights for Sight Metric Century, Salisbury, MD. 15, 35, or 65-mile route on flat terrain with the possibility of stiff head winds. This is a route which is not used by the Seagull Century or other rides that start in Salisbury; it does not go through the Pocomoke Forest. $20 pre-registration by 8/1 includes T-shirt. Help to alleviate the suffering of blindness in the world. Salisbury Lions Club, P.O. Box 665, Salisbury, MD 21803; Kevin W. Darcey, 410-860-5502. <>

Sun. Aug. 19: 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. 2,100 riders in 2000. $10 pre-registration by 7/20, $14 additional for T-shirt. $15 after 7/20, no shirts available. Lancaster Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 535, Lancaster, PA 17608-0535.

Sat. Aug. 25: Shore Fire Century, Middletown High School, Middletown, DE; 35, 65, or 100 mi. Ride on beautiful flat to gently rolling routes from Middletown DE to points west of Dover, including Maryland's eastern shore. Five rest stops on the century route. $14 by 8/11 + $9 for T-shirt; $18 after 8/11. Shirt only available with pre-registration. Fee includes lunch and event souvenir. White Clay Bicycle Club, c/o Don Carbaugh, 49 Marsh Woods Lane, Wilmington, DE 19810. <>

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September 2001

Sun. Sept. 2: Brandywine Tour, Chadds Ford Elementary School, Chadds Ford, PA. 28, 50, or 100-mi. routes on rolling to hilly terrain. Scenic country back roads through the beautiful Brandywine River Valley. Century route passes through three counties, including Lancaster County. $12 pre-registration by 8/25; $15 after. Delaware Valley Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 156, Woodlyn, PA 19094-0156; 610-541-0784. <>

Mon. Sept. 3: Labor Day Century, South Street Recreation Park, McSherrystown, PA (near Hanover). 25, 50, 62, or 100 miles on rolling terrain. Carmen's Homemade Ice Cream, hot dogs, and snacks after the ride. $12 by 8/20 ($20/tandem), $18 after ($25/tandem). T-shirts available for $13 only with pre-registration by 8/20. Hanover Cyclers, c/o Bob Nordvall, 33 E. Lincoln Ave., Gettysburg, PA 17325; phone Tom at 717-637-1060, after 8/24 call Clair at 717-225-3768.

Sept. 6-9: 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. Camping and local motels are available. $50 registration, meal plan optional. Emporia Bicycle Club, Inc., C/O Robert C. Wrenn, P.O. Box 668 Emporia, VA 23847 <> Read a ride report.

Sat. Sept. 8: Amish Country Tour, Dover, DE. 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. Four food stops on the century; 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. <> or 

Sat. Sept. 8: Civil War Century, Thurmont, MD; 25-100 mi. A new "major regional cycling event" from the Baltimore Bicycling Club. Visit 3 Civil War battlefields on the century: South Mountain, Gettysburg, and Antietam; hilly terrain. Rolling 64-mi. and 50 mi. routes go to Gettysburg, or a flat-to-rolling 25-mi. route through 3 covered bridges in the Monocacy Valley. Baltimore Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 5894, Baltimore, MD 21282-5894. Phil Manger, 410-666-0585. <>

Sat. Sept 8: No Baloney Century, Lebanon, PA. 25, 50, or 100 miles starting from West Pavilion, South Hills Park. $10 by 8/27, $15 after. Lebanon Valley Bicycle Club, c/o Deb Kreider, 105 South Mill Street, Cleona, PA 17042; 717- 228-0244. <>

Sun. Sept. 9: Scenic Schuylkill Century, Philadelphia; 25, 38, 62, or 100 miles. $25, free T-shirt with pre-registration by 8/31; includes breakfast, five fully-stocked rest stops, and pizza at the finish. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia, P.O. Box 30235, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Sun. Sept. 9: Southern Maryland Fall Century, Indian Head, MD. 25, 50, 63, or 100-mi. routes from the Village Green. Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club, P.O. Box 81, Oxon Hill, MD 20750; 301-839-9398.

Sun. Sept. 9: The Flattest Century in the East (TFCE), Tiverton, RI. 25, 50, 65, 75, or 100 miles on flat terrain. Narragansett Bay Wheelmen's annual tour through scenic coastal shoreline, forests and marshlands of southeastern Rhode Island and Massachusetts. $25, all riders must pre-register by 8/10; no day-of registration. Limited to 1,600 riders. The sponsors say "Yes, we know it's no longer exactly the flattest, but 30 years ago it was, and we have the name and we're sticking to it." NBW - TFCE, P.O. Box 41177, Providence, RI 02940-1177.

Sun. Sept. 9: Rock 'n Ride Bike Tour, Harvey Cedars, Long Beach Island, NJ; 10 or 40-mi. routes. Jacqueline Jennings, American Red Cross, Jersey Coast Chapter, 1540 West Park Ave, P.O. Box 131, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724-8871; 732-493-9100 ext. 225, fax 732-493-8871 <>

Sat. Sept. 15: 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. $14 pre-registration until 9/10; $17 day of. South Jersey Wheelmen, P.O. Box 2705, Vineland, NJ 08362-2705; 609-848-6123. <>

Sat. Sept. 15: Shoo-Fly Classic, Kutztown Park, Kutztown, PA. 15, 25, 32, or 44 mi. rolling, or 33 mi. hilly; combine loops for 57, 69, or 102 mi. $10 pre-registration until 9/1, $13 after, includes lunch with home-made shoo-fly pie. Free T-shirt for first 25 registrations. Berks County Bicycle Club, c/o Florence Fink, 227 Wexham Dr., Reading, PA 19607.

Rescheduled for Oct. 6! Sat. Sept. 15: Univest Cyclosportif, Souderton, PA. 62 mi. on hilly terrain; 8:00 AM mass start. 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. Sparta Cycling, Univest Grand Prix Cyclosportif 100k, P.O. Box 385, Harleysville, PA 19438. Read the Press Release (9/19/01). NOTE: The Univest Grand Prix Race has been canceled for this year. 

Sat. Sept. 15: West Wicomico Watermelon Ride, Salisbury, MD. 32, 51 or 62 mile ride on flat terrain through the scenic countryside of Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore. See the historic sites of Western Wicomico County and return back to the 260 year old plantation home at Pemberton Historical Park for a picnic lunch, entertainment, and a Watermelon Seed Spitting contest (with prizes). This event is an official training event for the Seagull Century. $30 by 8/21, $35 after. Wicomico County Dept of Recreation and Parks, 500 Glen Avenue, Salisbury, Maryland 21804; 410-548-4900 ext. 116. <> 

Sun. Sept. 16: SCU Lake Nockamixon Century, Horsham, PA. 20, 35, 55, 62, 85, or 100 mi. Winner of LAB's "Best Century" award. Includes marked route, cue sheet, SAG support, a full lunch stop at scenic Lake Nockamixon (on the 55-100 mile routes), and a post-ride meal. All routes except the 20-mile also stop at Lake Galena, Peace Valley Park. Rest stops have a large assortment of home-baked snacks. Start from Hatboro-Horsham High School, 899 Horsham Rd. (Route 463), Horsham, PA. $15 (SCU members) $20 (non-members); free T-shirt with pre-registration by 8/29. Join SCU and save $5 on registration! Suburban Cyclists Unlimited, Box 401, Horsham, PA 19044; 215-362-2216. <> 

Sat. Sept. 22: Adams Apple Ride, Gettysburg, PA. 25, 50, or 100-mi. routes through the historic battlefield and the beautiful Adams County countryside. $10 pre-registration ($15 for tandems, $20 for families) by 9/5, +$12 for long-sleeve shirt; +$5 after 9/5. Gettysburg-Adams County Chamber of Commerce, 18 Carlisle St., Ste. 203, Gettysburg, PA 17325; 717-334-8151. <

Sat. Sept. 22: Amish Hundred XII, Leonardtown, MD; 25, 34, 52, 71, 100, or 125 mi. Each year, hundreds of cyclists enjoy the quiet rural charm of St. Mary's County. If you are tired of the flat rides on the Eastern Shore, try this great event on the Western Shore for some totally different scenery and rolling terrain. $20 pre-registration by 9/10 includes T-shirt; $22 after, no shirt. Includes free admission to the county fair. PACE, P.O. Box 574, California, MD 20619; 301-274-3974. 

Sun. Sept. 23: Gap Gallop Century, Northampton (County) Community College. 50 or 100 miles. The Gap Gallopís great scenery, varied terrain and lightly traveled roads make it one of the most enjoyable centuries in the Northeast. $15 pre-registration by 8/24 + $5 option for T-shirt; $20 after. Lehigh Wheelmen Association, P.O. Box 356, Bethlehem, PA 18016; 610-298-3382.<>

Sun. Sept. 23: Giant Food BikeDC 2001, Washington, DC. A 20 or 32 mile car-free tour of the Washington, DC area. A fully-supported event with some rolling hills on the George Washington Memorial Parkway and flat terrain through the city. Festival at the finish. $35, T-shirt with pre-registration by 9/4. Washington Area Bicyclist Association, 733 15th Street N.W., Suite 1030, Washington, DC 20005-2112; 202-628-2500. <

Sun. Sept. 23: Wheel to Heal, Liberty Oak Park, Freehold, NJ. 25, 50, or 75 miles and 1-5 mile walking route. 12th annual cycle/walk for kids with cancer and blood disorders. $25, The Institute for Children, P.O. Box 109, New Brunswick, NJ 08903; 1-800-231-KIDS.

CANCELED! Sept. 24-25: Keystone Ride, Bradford, McKean County, to Wellsboro, Tioga County, PA. Join PA Governor Tom Ridge on this free bike tour. No fees except for overnight accommodations. "Due to Governor Ridge's appointment to head the Office of Homeland Security, this year's Keystone Ride, scheduled for September 24th and 25th, has been canceled. The Governor will be working for the next two weeks to transition the responsibilities of his office and to prepare for his new role." See the latest Press Release.

Sat. Sept. 29: Fall Metric Century, Centreville, MD; 32 or 64 mi. on flat terrain. Show-and-go start 8:00-9:00 AM from Queen Anne's County High School. Pre-registration by 9/15: $15 ride only, $25 with short-sleeve shirt, or $28 with long sleeve shirt. Add $3 for shirts after 9/15. Peninsula Road Club, Sarah Smith-Putman, 108 Gander Way, Chestertown, MD 21620; 410-810-2841. <>

Sept. 29-30: MS150 Bike to the Bay, Smyrna to Dewey Beach, Delaware. Susan Kelly, MS Society, Delaware Chapter, Two Mill Rd., Ste. 106, Wilmington, DE 19806; 302-655-5610, Fax: 302-655-0993. <>

Sept. 29-30: MS150 City to Shore. Cherry Hill to Ocean City, NJ. Registration fee + minimum donation. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, 1 Reed Street, Ste. 200, Philadelphia, PA 19147; 1-800-445-BIKE. <>  
To join the SCU team for this event, contact Joanne Renaud 215-884-8138 or <>

Sept. 29-30: Twin Century Ride, Newark, DE to Rehoboth Beach, DE. Join the White Clay Bicycle Club for the ever popular Twin Century ride. Leave Newark, DE for a 100 mile ride to Rehoboth Beach. Enjoy the rest of the day at the beach or shopping, then spend the night at the Pirate's Cove before returning on Sunday. Approximately $35.00 (double occupancy) due by 8/31. Jim Montgomery, 108 Meridan Dr., Newark, DE 19711; 302-731-5371. <>

Sun. Sept. 30: Bike the Beach, Fairfield, CT; 11, 22, or 45 mi. flat to rolling, or 62 mi. into hillier terrain. Start from Pennfield Beach and ride through up to five historic New England towns and by scenic beaches. Cyclists can swim in the ocean or walk along the beach after the ride. $25 by 9/15, $35 after. This event is accessible by train on the Metro North New Haven line from New York City. Probus Club of Greater Bridgeport, P. O. Box 1403, Fairfield, CT 06432; 203-394-5000. <>

Sun. Sept. 30: Ramapo Rally, Ringwood, NJ. 20, 30, 50, 70, or 100 mi. on hilly terrain. $15 pre-registration by 9/7. Options: $5 for bandana and water bottle, $5 for post-ride pasta dinner. Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey, P.O. Box 839, Mahwah, NJ 07430-0839; 973-744-5924. <>

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October 2001

Oct. 5-7: Rehoboth Beach Weekend. Join Potomac Pedalers Touring Club for a weekend in Rehoboth Beach, DE. A great place to cycle after the summer crowds have departed. Rides scheduled for Fri., Sat. and Sun. from 7 to 100 miles on scenic roads and passing by farmland, quaint historic villages, quiet ponds and ocean beaches. Terrain is flat, but it can be windy. No SAG support. Other activities (great for non-cycling partners) are swimming, beach combing, bird watching, nature trails, winery, microbrewpub, museums, shopping in quaint boutiques and outlet malls (no state sales tax), strolling on the boardwalk and just relaxing. Gary Nooger, 728-B South 15th St., Arlington VA 22202. <>  
See for the SCU tour to this event.

New Date Sat. Oct. 6: Univest Cyclosportif, Souderton, PA. 62 mi. on hilly terrain; 8:00 AM mass start. The Cyclosportif is aimed at the serious recreational rider. The Univest Grand Prix Race has been canceled for this year; only the Cyclosportif recreational ride will take place. Registration begins at 6:30 am and ends at 7:45 am. The registration, start/finish, and post-ride meal have been moved from the Souderton Park to the adjacent Indian Crest Junior High school. Showers will be available. The post-ride prize drawing will take place at 1:00 PM at the school. Proceeds benefit the Indian Creek Foundation and the New York City Firefighters fund. Anyone who cannot attend the ride and who has paid a registration fee will have that fee refunded. Requests MUST be received by October 3rd. Sparta Cycling, Univest Grand Prix Cyclosportif 100k, P.O. Box 385, Harleysville, PA 19438; 215-721-2521.
See and for more information.

Sat. Oct. 6: Belleplain Fall Century, Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine, Cape May County, NJ; 30, 65, or 100 mi. Enjoy a late season ride through flat and scenic southern New Jersey forests and small towns. This ride has 4 separate loops that all start and end at Belleplain State Forest - Lake Nummy parking area at 8 am. The first half of the ride has a 30 or 50-mi. loop and the second half has a 35 or 50-mi. loop. $20, Shore Cycle Club, P.O. Box 492, Northfield, NJ 08225-0492; 609-296-4726. <>

Sun. Oct. 7: Pumpkin Patch Pedal, Thompson Park, Jamesburg, NJ. 25, 50, 62, or 100-mi. routes through the scenic rolling farmlands of central NJ. $25 pre-registration includes continental breakfast and a long-sleeve T-shirt; pasta lunch is $9 extra. Staten Island Bicycling Association (SIBA), 1436 Bay St., Staten Island, NY 10305. [This is a New York club but the ride takes place in New Jersey.]

Sat. Oct. 13: Sea Gull Century, Salisbury, Maryland; 64 or 100 mi. Join 7,000 riders on this major end-of-season event. New this year will be a choice of two century routes: the traditional route that goes to Assateague Island and an alternate century route through Princess Anne, Snow Hill, and Public Landing overlooking Chincoteague Bay. Flat terrain, but Eastern Shore winds can be brutal. $40 by 8/31, $60 after, but no day-of-event registration. Includes wine and cheese reception, live musical entertainment, long-sleeved T-shirt, and '60s dance. Breakfast and the post-ride meal cost extra and must be paid for with pre-registration. Salisbury State University, 410-548-2772. <>

Sun. Oct. 14: Covered Bridges Ride, Tinicum Park, Erwinna, PA; 20 or 32 mi. on flat terrain, or 32, 50, or 63 mi. on hilly terrain. Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage of Central and Upper Bucks County, and ride through up to 8 historic covered bridges. 1,500 riders participated in 2000. Long-sleeve T-shirt with $20 pre-registration by 9/24. $25 after 9/24 but no shirt. Central Bucks Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 1648, Doylestown, PA 18901. Wayne Siefert, 215-579-9393. <>  

Sat. Oct. 20: Savage Century, 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. $14 by 10/1, $18 after. White Clay Bicycle Club, Mary Becker, 106 Mill Top Dr, Kennett Square, PA 19348; 610-925-0757. <>

Sun. Oct. 21: Tour du Port, Baltimore, MD. Join 2,500 riders on this 9 or 26-mile city ride. $25 pre-registration by 10/9, children $16, family $70, includes lunch and live music. Tour du Port, 11690 Reisterstown Road, PMB 905, Reisterstown, MD 21136; 410-654-1011. <> 

Sun. Oct. 28: Blue Moon Meander, Philadelphia; 13 miles, 6:30 PM start. Join BCDV for their annual nighttime ride. Come in costume or come as you are and celebrate Halloween on two wheels as we ride to some of Philadelphia's scariest spots by the blue moon! Check-in from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Start from 39th Street & Locust Walk (on the University of Pennsylvania Campus). $25 per person, $20 for students with valid school ID. Registration includes Blue Moon Meander t-shirt and light refreshments at food stop. Pre-register by midnight 10/24 to receive a $5 discount. Bicycle Coalition of the Delaware Valley, 215-940-0801 <>

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2000 Calendar

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(Prepared by Jack Elias, SCU Assistant Webmaster <> 10/28/01)

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