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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 2002. For future events, see Other Clubs' Events

March 2002

Sat. March 30: 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. $12 pre-registration by 3/21, $15 after. White Clay Bicycle Club, Bruce Poole, 104 Maple Hill Rd., Wilmington, DE 19804; 302-999-1211. <

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April 2002

Sat. April 20: Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, Fenwick Island, DE. 20 or 50 miles. All registered riders will receive a free long sleeve t-shirt, and a party will be held after the ride at Harpoon Hanna's. Amy Scott, Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 1450, Bethany Beach, DE 19930; phone 302-539-2100 ext. 15, fax 302-539-9434. <>

Sun. Apr. 21: Rotary River Ride, Horsham, PA. 5, 20, 35, or 63 miles on rolling terrain, starting from the College Settlement Camp, 600 Witmer Road, Horsham. $12 pre-registration by 4/12 includes free T-shirt; $15 after 4/12 but no shirt. $6.50 for children under 18. Horsham Rotary Foundation, P. O. Box 99, Horsham, PA 19044; 215-674-8356. <>

Sat. April 27: Fish Hawk Festival Bicycle Tour, Princess Anne, MD. 50 or 62 miles - 10:30 am start, 25 miles - noon start. $15 in advance; $20 day of event. This event is held in conjunction with the Delmarva Birding Weekend, which has activities Friday to Sunday. Proceeds benefit the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department. Jeff Dean, 410-651-2100. <>

Sat. April 27: Taxing Metric Century, Knauertown, PA. 20, 32, or 64 miles on hilly terrain starting from Warwick County Park, just off Route 23, 3.5 miles west of PA Route 100. $12 day-of event registration; no pre-registration. Maliya Piergalline, Brandywine Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 3162, West Chester, PA 19381; 610-363-3538.

Sun. Apr. 28: BCP Swap Meet, Philadelphia. 10 AM to 4 PM, rain or shine, at Lloyd Hall, 1 Boathouse Row on Kelly Drive. Free admission for shoppers and browsers, $20 for vendors. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia, David Johnson, 610-828-3708. <> 

Sun. Apr. 28: 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. $40 by 4/27, $45 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. Apr. 28: Miles for Matheny, Peapack, NJ. 12 miles (10:00 AM start), 35 miles (9:00 AM), 50 and 66 miles (8:00 AM). $15 by 4/23, $20 after. Miles for Matheny is a fundraising event hosting over 600 cyclists, walkers, wheelchair participants, runners and volunteers. This event is unique because it is designed to accommodate the needs of persons in wheelchairs, and provides an opportunity for the able-bodied and the disabled to participate together in a community event. Pledges are not mandatory, but participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $100. Miles for Matheny, c/o Matheny School and Hospital, P.O. Box 339, Peapack, NJ 07977; 908-234-0011 ext. 308. <> 

Sun. April 28: Pedal for Pets, Bear, DE. 11 or 25 mile routes on flat to slightly rolling terrain starting at Lums Pond, Howell School Road. $10 pre-registration or $15 day of event, and $50 minimum in pledges. Delaware Humane Association, Pedal for Pets, 701 A. Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

Sun. April 28: Tea Burner Century, Carmel Fire Hall, Route 552, Carmel, NJ. 35, 50, 85, or 100-mile routes on flat to gently rolling terrain in southern New Jersey. $15, includes lunch and T-shirt. Benefits the Carmel Volunteer Fire Company. Larry April, 118 West Ave., Millville, NJ 08332; phone 856-451-9075, fax 856-455-5241.

Sun. April 28: Tour de Franklin, Somerset, NJ. 5, 10, 25, 40, or 62 miles with mass starts for each route; call or write for start times. Registration fee (or minimum pledge) increases with distance selected: $30 (5-25 miles), $35 (40 miles), $45 (62 miles). Proceeds benefit the Franklin Township Food Bank. Start from Community / Senior Building, Municipal Complex, 475 DeMott Lane (Between New Brunswick and Amwell Roads), Somerset, NJ 08873. More information: Tour de Franklin, c/o Franklin Township Food Bank, P.O. Box 333, Somerset, NJ 08875-0333; phone 732-246-0009. <

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May 2002

Sat. May 4: Farmlands Flat Tour, Lincroft, NJ. 18, 25, 38, 50, 62, or 100 mi. on flat terrain. Pre-registration by 4/20: $15 without T-shirt or $20 with T-shirt, optional lunch $6. $20 day-of event, no shirt or lunch. Central Jersey Bicycle Club, Howie Glick, 3 Tracy Drive, Fords, NJ 08863; 732-225-HUBS. <>

Sat. May 4: Turkey Hill Country Classic, Lancaster, PA. 62 miles on very hilly terrain; start 7:00-8:20 AM. Also, shorter distances with ride leaders. Bill Laudien, 717-397-4769. <> and

Sun. May 5: SCU Quad County Metric, Green Lane Park, Green Lane, PA; 20, 38, 50, or 65 miles. A scenic ride on rolling terrain with a few hills. In response to rider feedback, two route changes have been made for 2002: The 20-mile route avoids long hills and is more suitable for casual riders, while a new 50-mile option provides extra hills for a vigorous early-season workout. Pre-register by April 18 to receive a free T-shirt: $15 (SCU members), $20 (non-members). $25 day of event (no shirt). Includes marked route, cue sheet, SAG support, and a post-ride meal. Rest stops have a large assortment of home-baked snacks. Join SCU (PDF) 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. Bring your family and friends and stay the weekend at Green Lane Park!

Sat. May 11: Maryland May Metric, Chaneyville, MD. 16, 31, or 62-mi. routes on rolling terrain. The Maryland May Metric showcases the charm and beauty of Southern Maryland’s historic Calvert County. $20 pre-registration by 4/26 includes free T-shirt; $24 after, no shirt. PACE offers a discount for riders age 12 and under. Patuxent Area Cycling Enthusiasts, P.O. Box 574, California, MD 20619.

Sat. May 11: Moving for Wheels, Bethlehem Township, PA. 10 miles with 8:00 AM mass start and 26 or 52 miles with 7:30 AM mass start from Louise Moore Park. $25; Meals on Wheels of Northampton County / Bethlehem Area, 4240 Fritch Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18020-8940; phone 610-691-1030. 

Sat. May 11: Pinelands Triple Loop, Washington Township, Burlington County, NJ. A flat and scenic ride through southern New Jersey Pinelands on three separate loops of 36, 29 and 35 miles. Ride 1, 2, or all 3 loops for 29, 65, or 100 miles. Each loop starts and ends at beautiful historic Batsto State Park where lunch is provided. $15, free T-shirt with pre-registration by 5/1. Shore Cycle Club, P.O. Box 492, Northfield, NJ 08225-0492; 609-296-4726. <>

Sat. May 11: Ridin' for a Reason, Lower Perkiomen Park, Oaks, PA. 35 or 63 miles on the rolling to hilly routes previously used for the Mexican Metric. This inaugural ride benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. $25.00 by 4/19 includes free T-Shirt; $25 after 4/19 but no shirt. Tyl Sadoff, 2 International Plaza, Suite 245, Philadelphia, PA 19113; 610-521-8274 ext. 224, Fax 610-521-6732. <>

Sat. May 18: Pedal for a Purpose, New Freedom (York County), PA. Ride the North Central Rail Trail north or south for whatever distance is comfortable. Or. for a scenic tour of Southern York County, ride one or both road loops of 25 and 38 miles. $35 by 5/4, $45 after. Benefits the Huntington's Disease Society of America. Phone 717-235-4118 evenings. 

Sat. May 18: Ride the Rural Legacy IV, Pleasant Grove (near Reisterstown), MD. 15, 36, or 65 mi. on rolling to hilly terrain. $16, proceeds benefit Maryland’s rural legacy program to preserve agricultural lands. Rest stops at host farms. Registration open 7:30 - 9:00 AM. Start from Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 15311 Dover Road; 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 Dream Ride / Pedal to Preserve route on June 15.)

Sat. May 18: Tour de Cure Triple Crown, Jarrettsville, MD. The Tour de Cure Triple Crown will take cyclists through scenic Harford County horse-country on a 10, 25, or 50-mile route. American Diabetes Association, Joe Kluczynski, 3120 Timanus Lane, Suite 106, Baltimore, MD 21244; 410-265-0075 x4670, fax 410-265-0050.
<>  See for other Tour de Cure dates and locations.

May 18-19: River Ramble, Yardley, PA to Easton, PA, 105 miles. Ride up the New Jersey side of the Delaware River from Yardley. Stay in Easton overnight, then return down the Pennsylvania side of the river. Pedal Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 385, Harleysville, PA 19438; 215-513-9577, fax: 215-513-7552. <>

May 18-19 or May 18 only: MS Coast the Coast Bike Tour, Sandy Hook, NJ. One or two days of riding along the beautiful New Jersey coastline. Saturday-only rides of 25 or 50 miles, or ride two days on the 170-mile  route. Gina Murdoch, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid Jersey Chapter, 246 Monmouth Rd, Oakhurst, NJ 07755; 732-660-1005, fax 732-660-1338. <>

Sun. May 19: Bloomin' Metric, Westport, CT; 25, 46, or 62 mi. on flat to rolling terrain. Ride along the Connecticut side of Long Island Sound during the height of the dogwood and azalea flowering season. The Bloomin' Metric is the largest bicycle ride in Connecticut, with more than 2,000 cyclists. Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 3323, Westport, CT 06880; 203-840-1757. <>

Sun. May 19: 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 5/10; $15 after. Delaware Valley Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 156, Woodlyn, PA 19094-0156; 610-541-0784. <>

Sun. May 19: Chester County Challenge for Cancer, West Chester, PA. 5, 10, 25, or 50-mile routes starting from the Cancer Center of Chester County, 440 E. Marshall Street. $25 ($30 for families) by 5/10, includes T-shirt. $35 ($40 for families) after 5/10. Phone: 610-431-5697. 
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Sun. May 19: Dream Come True Ride or Stride, Rodale Fitness Center (opposite the Lehigh Valley Velodrome), Trexlertown, PA. 20 miles (10:00 am start), 31 miles (9:30 am start), or 59 miles (8:30 am start) on rolling to hilly terrain. $20 pre-registration by 5/1, $25 after; $10 if 18 years old or younger. Pledges are optional for this charity event, but prizes will be awarded to the top fund raisers. There is a walking route for the non-riders. Benefits the Dream Come True charity, Box 21167, Lehigh Valley, PA 18002; phone 610-865-3475. <

Sun. May 19: Family Fun Ride, Morristown, NJ. 10, 25 and 50 miles. Ann Geller, Children's Center For Therapy & Learning, 15 Halko Dr, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927, 973-829-8484. <>

Sun. May 19: 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. <>

May 24-27: Kent County Spring Fling, Chestertown, MD. Enjoy four days of cycling on the upper Eastern Shore with meals and lodging at Washington College. Ride 11 to 132 miles per day on flat to gently rolling terrain. $238 per person (double occupancy) for 3 nights dormitory lodging, 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners, Friday ice cream social, Saturday dessert and cordial party, Sunday picnic, Monday brunch, and musical entertainment Saturday and Sunday evenings with free beer and wine. $50 extra per person for single rooms in four-room two-bath suites. T-shirts and Friday night buffet dinner are optional. Limited to 450 riders and expected to sell out early. Non-riding companions who agree to drive SAG will receive a discounted registration. Download the flyer and registration form in PDF format. Baltimore Bicycle Club, KCSF 2002, 10609 Topsfield Drive, Cockeysville, MD 21030; 410-628-1554. <> 
The Chestertown Tea Party Festival on May 25 is within walking distance of Washington College and features a 10k run, historical reenactment, musicians, arts and crafts dealers, and food vendors. 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 walking and driving tours.

Sat. May 25: 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 5/4 includes T-shirt, lunch, and free ticket for any Shorebirds baseball game. $30 after 5/4. American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803-0163; 1-800-937-9696 or 410-749-1624.

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June 2002

Sat. June 1: 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 and ride the first 32-mile loop. Then enjoy lunch by the Riverview Pavilion and call it a day, or continue on to the second 32-mile loop. $14 pre-registration until 5/24; $17 day of. South Jersey Wheelmen, P.O. Box 2705, Vineland, NJ 08362-2705; 609-848-6123. <>

Sat. June 1: Spirit of Women Ride for Cancer, Trexlertown, PA. 5, 14, 21, or 30 miles on flat to rolling terrain starting at the Lehigh Valley Velodrome, Routes 100 & 222. "Women of all fitness levels are invited to join the fun. Bring your daughter, aunt, mom or a friend, and ride to support women’s cancer programs." $25 pre-registration by 5/17, $30 after. All participants receive two tickets good for admission to the velodrome on June 7. Mailing address: Lehigh Valley Velodrome, 217 Main St, Emmaus, PA 18049, phone 610-402-CARE.

Sat. June 1: Tour de Cure, New Jersey. Two locations: Morristown, NJ and Lincroft, NJ. American Diabetes Association, 1-888-DIABETES (1-888-342-2383). 

June 1-2: MS150 Chestertown Challenge, Washington College, Chestertown, MD. Registration fee + minimum donation. National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Maryland Chapter, 10946 Beaver Dam Road, Suite E, Hunt Valley, MD 21030; 410-527-1770 or 1-800-344-4867.

Sun. June 2: 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, P. O. Box 404, St. James, NY 11780. <>

Sun. June 2: Tour de Belt, Harrisburg, PA. The PA Capital Area Greenbelt Association's (CAGA) 20-mile bike tour. CAGA, Lora Hirschhorn, P.O. Box 15405, Harrisburg, PA 17105; 717-921-GREEN. <

Sun. June 2: Tour de Cure, Peace Valley Park, New Britain, PA. Pedal through scenic Bucks County. Choose from three routes: a painless 35-mile ride, a more challenging 63-mile ride or a moderately hilly and challenging 100-mile ride. American Diabetes Association, 1-888-DIABETES (1-888-342-2383). See for other Tour de Cure dates and locations.

June 7-9 or June 8 only: Chesapeake Bay Bike Tour, Salisbury, MD; 40, 65, or 100 mi. on Sat., and 10 or 40 mi. on Sun. All routes on Saturday go to Assateague Island; 40- and 65-mile routes include van shuttle back to Salisbury. Full weekend option includes Friday and Saturday night lodging at Salisbury University, breakfast buffet Sat. and Sun., Sat. evening crab feast. One day option, Sat. only - includes crab feast, but no lodging. American Lung Association of Maryland, 1840 York Rd, Ste. M, Timonium, MD 21093-5156; 410-560-2120. <>

Sat. June 8: 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 15 Dream Ride for shorter routes. Dream Ride for Lancaster County, P.O. Box 141, Lancaster, PA 17604-0141.

Sat. June 8: Prime Alliance Cycling Team Charity Ride, King of Prussia, PA; 25 miles. The Prime Alliance Cycling Team is working together with the King of Prussia Mall to raise money for the Elmwood Zoo and the Upper Merion Library. Members of the Prime Alliance Cycling Team will lead a fun ride at 8:30 am from the King of Prussia Mall. After the ride the team members will be available to talk and sign autographs. The team feature current National Racing Calendar points leader Chris Horner and 2001 U23 Time Trial World Champion Danny Pate.  Contact: Roy Knickman <>

Sat. June 8: Trenton (NJ) Bike Tour - Exploring the Urban Landscape. A 15 mile group bike ride through Trenton. Lisa M. Kasabach, Trenton Cycling Revolution, Trenton, NJ 08611; 609-394-8018, fax 609-394-3137. <>

June 8-9: MS150 PA Dutch, Trexlertown, PA. This two-day 150-mi. tour takes cyclists through the beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch countryside. This year the ride starts from the Lehigh Valley Velodrome. Overnight accommodations are provided at Kutztown University. For those desiring a shorter ride, a 2-day 100-mi. route option is offered. Registration fee + minimum donation. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, 1 Reed Street, Ste. 200, Philadelphia, PA 19147; 1-800-445-BIKE. <>

Sun. June 9: CycleFest, Bethel, CT. A scenic tour featuring the lakes, rivers and farms of CT and NY. Cycling options range from 5 to 103 miles on hilly terrain. Hat City Cyclists, PO Box 1034, Bethel, CT 06801.

Sun. June 9: First Union USPRO Championship and Liberty Classic Races, Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Manayunk, 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". The entire family can enjoy food, entertainment and sampling from more than 40 vendors at the Fitness Expo. The Expo will be located between 24th & 25th Streets across from Eakins Oval. Also, visit Bicycling Magazine's Great Gear Exchange, $3 admission. Phone toll-free 1-866-4CYCLING. Download the course map (PDF) or volunteer application (PDF).
The 2002 date was obtained from the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale - International Cycling Union) in Switzerland. NOTE: Dates on the UCI calendar are in European format "Day/Month/Year", so 9/6/02 on the UCI calendar is June 9.

Sun. June 9: GlaxoSmithKline Fun Ride, Philadelphia. 13.5 miles - one lap of the First Union Course before the race. 7:00 AM start from the corner of Kelly Drive and Sedgley Street. All riders must be off the course by 9:00 AM for the start of the race. $30 pre-registration, $35 day of. Benefits the American Diabetes Association, Attention: GlaxoSmithKline Fun Ride, One Plymouth Meeting, Suite 520, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1316; 1-888-342-2383 or 610-828-5003 ext. 4635. Download Brochure (PDF).  or

Sun. June 9: George Washington Bridge Challenge, Fort Lee, NJ. Cycle across the world's most traveled bridge and ride 3, 10, 20, 33, or 62 miles. GWB Challenge 2002, American Cancer Society, 20 Mercer St., Hackensack, NJ 07601; 1-800-GWB-BIKE. <>

Sun. June 9: Tour de Cure, Greenville, DE; 10, 30, or 60 miles. $15 pre-registration by 5/1, $25 after. $75 minimum pledge. American Diabetes Association, Cindy Schroer, 302-656-0030, ext. 4653. 

Sat. June 15: Dream Ride for Lancaster County, Marietta, PA. 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.  
Looking for the Pedal to Preserve ride? Lancaster Farmland Trust announced that Pedal to Preserve has joined Dream Ride 2002. The Dream Ride 30-mile Counting Sheep Tour replaces the Pedal to Preserve as the official ride of Lancaster Farmland Trust. Ride past beautiful preserved farmland along the country roads of East Donegal Township, which contains the highest density of preserved farmland in Lancaster county.

Sat. June 15: 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. This is a "no frills ride", includes cue sheet and map but no SAG support. $4 day-of-event registration; no pre-registration. Baltimore Bicycling Club, Ken Philhower or Dave Coder, 410-788-4450.  Read a ride

Sat. June 15: Indian Creek Roll & Stroll, Harleysville, PA, 7.5, 25, 38, or 62 miles on rolling to 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 are 2- and 6-mile walking routes for non-riders. $25 by 5/24, $40 after. Indian Creek Foundation, P.O. Box 225, Harleysville, PA 19438-0225; 215-256-1500.

Canceled: Sat. June 15: PCHA Ride for Hope. This event is canceled.

Sat. June 15: Ride for Autism, Brookdale College, Lincroft, NJ. 7, 13, 25, 35, 50, 62 or 100 mile routes through scenic central New Jersey. $35, free T-shirt for pre-registration by 5/21, includes breakfast and lunch. Proceeds benefit the NJ Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community (COSAC). Andy Abere, 732-521-2722. <

Sat. June 15: The Longest Day, High Point, NJ to Cape May, NJ, 200 mi., or lower-leg Allentown, NJ to Cape May, 100 mi. A one-way ride diagonally across New Jersey from North to South. $30, participants must pre-register by 5/15 and join Central Jersey Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 2202, Edison, NJ 08818; 732-287-9447. <> NOTE: Registration for this event is closed.

Sun. June 16: Freedom Valley Bike Ride, Philadelphia, PA. Three starting points and 5 scenic tours of varying lengths. $30; $25 for coalition members. Bicycle Coalition of the Delaware Valley, 252 S. 11th St., First Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107-6735; phone 215-898-4937, fax 215-829-0426. Download Brochure (PDF). <> and

Sun. June 16: Velodrome Veloce Century, Lehigh Valley Velodrome, Trexlertown, PA. 22, 38, 50, 56, 78, 88, or 106 mi. on rolling terrain with some big hills. Free, no pre-registration; day-of-event registration begins at 7:30 AM. No SAG service. Lehigh Wheelmen Association, P.O. Box 356, Bethlehem, PA 18016; phone Barron at 610-432-7937.

June 21-26: Bike Virginia - New River Valley Odyssey. Bike Virginia, P.O. Box 203, Williamsburg, VA 23187-0203; 757-229-0507, Fax 757-259-2372

Sat. June 22: SteepleChase Bike Ride, Center Square, PA. Ride along lightly traveled roads of Montgomery County as you navigate from steeple to steeple on this event benefiting Lutheran Charities. See country churches dating back to 1743. $20 pre-registration by 6/10, $25 after, includes T-shirt and lunch. Pledges: All participants are asked to raise a minimum pledge amount: 100 mile $100-$150, 62 mile $100-$50, 31 & 16 mile $50. Start from St. John's Lutheran Church, 1802 Skippack Pike. For additional info or registration form call Tina Scott at Lutheran Charities, 610-825-9360 X212 or e-mail <>

Sat. June 22: 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). <>

Sat. June 22: Team ALS Ride, Blackwood, NJ. Fourth annual ride to benefit ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) awareness and research. There are two ride options - a 70-mile one-way ride starting in Blackwood, NJ or 20-mile one-way ride starting in Dennis Township, NJ. Each ride ends at Morey's Piers in Wildwood, NJ. Return transportation is not provided. $100 minimum pledge, includes two free, one-day unlimited-access passes to all Morey-owned amusements and water parks on June 22. Team ALS, P.O. Box 84, Bellmawr, NJ 08099-0084; 215-643-5434. <>

Sun. June 23: Bay to Bay Ride, Betterton, MD. 27, 50, 78, 86 or 104-mi. routes from the Betterton beach front. $20 by 6/1, $25 after. Proceeds benefit the Lions Club Leader Dog Program for the Blind. Jim Gent, 7 Cedar Chase Ct., Chestertown, MD 21620-1665; 410-778-4881. On-line registration:

Sun. June 23: Tour de Cure, Princeton, NJ. 10, 30, or 62 miles. Routes take participants through historic and scenic Central Jersey. Lunch is hosted by Romano's Macaroni Grill. American Diabetes Association, 1-888-DIABETES (1-888-342-2383).  See for other Tour de Cure dates and locations.

Sun. June 23: 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, live camels, bike trade show, T-shirt or custom socks, bag of goodies for first 1000 pre-registrants, raffles & prizes. $30 pre-registration by 6/12, $35 after; proceeds benefits the Sanctuary for Animals and the Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties. Orange County Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 122, Warwick NY 10990; 845-457-6027. Download Brochure (PDF).  <>

June 24-27: C & O Canal Tour, Great Falls (near Georgetown), MD to Cumberland, MD. Retrace 170 miles of history and see hundreds of original structures including preserved lockhouses and aqueducts, and the historic towns that border it - running along the spectacular scenery of the Potomac River Valley. Average 40 "touring paced" miles/day on the flat towpath (stone chips and dirt). Proceeds benefit the C & O Canal Association. Suzie Knable, Bike and the Like, One Houndstooth Ct, Owings Mills, MD 21117; 410-960-6572. <>

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July 2002

July 6-28: Tour de France. 

Sun. July 7: 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 traditional route, there is a second 31-mile loop that heads south of Middletown to Clayton for a total of 62 miles. $12 pre-registration by 6/22 + $8 for shirt, $18 day-of event; children under 12 free with paid adult. White Clay Bicycle Club, c/o Pieter Jongebreur, 39 Hunting Ridge Rd, Newark, DE 19702; 302-738-1299. Download Brochure (PDF). <>

Sun. July 7: Gold Coast Tour, Greenlawn, Long Island, NY. 25, 50, 65, or 100-mile routes along Long Island's scenic north shore. Also a 12 mile guided ride for new comers. $20 pre-registration, except $15 for the 12-mile tour; day-of add $5. Huntington Bicycle Club, phone 516-942-2084. <> 

July 13-14: MS Bike Tour, Gettysburg, PA. Start at Gettysburg College and ride 25, 50, or 75-mile loops both Saturday and Sunday, plus an extra 25-mile loop for Century cyclists on Saturday. Accommodations are provided at Gettysburg College on Saturday night for all cyclists. Registration fee + minimum donation. Friday night accommodations are available at an additional charge. Katie Grisbacher, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2209 Forest Hills Drive, Suite 18, Harrisburg, PA 17112; 717-652-2108. <> 

Sun. July 14: American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon. A one-way ride: 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. Registration fee + minimum donation. American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103; 215-985-5400. <>

July 19-25: Cycle Across Maryland (CAM) Tour, 300-450 mi. on the Eastern Shore. CAM has a new sponsor for 2002: One Less Car, 700 Melvin Ave. Suite 7B, Annapolis, MD 21401; 410-810-9011. <> 

Sun. July 21: Tour de Tinicum Bike Ride, Erwinna, PA. Choice of six routes: flat 1-10 miles on towpath (not paved), 23 miles on towpath and road with one hill, 30 miles rolling, 30 miles hilly, 50 miles hilly, or off-road mountain bike route. $20 pre-registration by 6/15 includes T-shirt. $25 day-of, no shirt. A free post-ride picnic is provided for all registered riders. Benefits the Delaware Valley Fire Company of Erwinna. DVVFC, P.O. Box 253, Erwinna, PA 18920; contact Jennifer, 215-766-8506. <>

July 21-27: The Great Big FANY Ride. Ride 500 miles across New York state from Buffalo to Albany. Registration deadline 7/1/02. 

July 24-28: Pennsylvania Greenway Sojourn, White Haven, PA to Washington Crossing, PA. This event is a family-oriented, off-road tour with three 30-mile days on bicycle and one 10-mile raft trip. Using abandoned railroad beds and canal tow-paths, the excursion will travel 100 miles from the Pocono Mountains to the Delaware River north of Philadelphia. $225 to $438. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Pennsylvania Field Office, 105 Locust St, Harrisburg, PA 17101; 717-238-1717. <>

Sat. July 27: Irish Pub Tour de Shore bike tour, a 65-mile one-way bike tour from the Irish Pub in Philadelphia (20th & Walnut) to the Irish Pub in Atlantic City. There are rest stops every 15 miles with food and drinks and a post-party at the Irish Pub in Atlantic City. Minimum registration is $100. Registration is 6:30am - 7:30am, and the ride starts at 7:45am. Benefits the Variety Club charity helping children with disabilities. Phone 800-553-7806.

July 27-Aug. 3: Penn Central. A one-way fully-supported tour from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, 450 miles. Ride through small towns and villages with special charm and personality, and stay at seven colleges and universities. Pedal Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 385, Harleysville, PA 19438; 215-513-9577, fax: 215-513-7552. <> 

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August 2002

Aug. 2-4: LAB BikeFest Rally, Amherst, MA, a 3-day festival with road & mountain bike rides, vendors, live entertainment, and seminars. The LAB rally returns to the location of the 1995 event, University of Massachusetts ("UMass"). Lodging is in the dorms, or make your own off-campus arrangements. (The on-campus hotel is sold out.) One free registration for each 10 cyclists who register as a group. League of American Bicyclists, 1612 K St. NW, Ste. 401, Washington, DC 20006; 202-822-1333. Download Brochure (PDF). <>  
For tourist information contact the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, 409 Main St., Amherst, MA 01002; 413-253-0700. <> Also see 
Planning ahead to 2003, the LAB also announced that Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD will host BikeFest 2003.

Sat. Aug. 3: Princeton Event, Rider University, Lawrenceville Road (Rte. 206), just South of I-95, Lawrenceville, 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 7/15 for faster check-in and a free T-shirt, add $7 for a Rider U. Lunch (4" Italian or veggie hoagie, + assorted salads & drink). Princeton Free Wheelers, Inc., P.O. Box 1204, Princeton, NJ 08542-1204; 609-882-4PFW (4739). Download Brochure (PDF).

Sat. Aug. 10: Bridgeton Zoo Ride, Schalick High School, Centerton, NJ; 25, 50, or 100 mi., 8:00am start. The route is mostly on rural roads in Salem County, with flat to slightly rolling terrain. The 25-mile loop and first 50-mile loop have a rest stop at the Bridgeton City Zoo, and both loops follow the same route back to the high school. A second 50-mile loop is offered for century riders. Lunch is available from a deli near the high school and a discount coupon is part of the ride package. $14 pre-registration until 8/1; $17 day of. South Jersey Wheelmen, P.O. Box 2705, Vineland, NJ 08362-2705; 609-848-6123. <>

Sat. Aug. 10: Dog Daze Century, Chester County, PA. Choice of 3 routes: 27 mi. or two 50-mile loops on rolling terrain with a few hills. Start from Brandywine Valley Association (BVA) on Route 842, 6 miles southwest of West Chester. $12 pre-registration; $14 day-of-event. Brandywine Bicycle Club. Dog Daze Century, c/o Ann Marie Sullivan, P.O. Box 3162, West Chester, PA 19382; 610-644-3792. <

Sat. Aug. 17: Knights for Sight Metric Century, Salisbury, MD. 15, 35, or 65 miles on flat terrain. Help to alleviate the suffering of blindness in the world. $25 pre-registration, by 8/1 for free T-shirt; $30 day of. Salisbury Lions Club, P.O. Box 665, Salisbury, MD 21803; phone 410-860-5502. <>

Sun. Aug. 18: Covered Bridge Metric, 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 lunch stop on the 62 mi. ride. Shorter routes get lunch at the end. 2,145 riders in 2001. Winner of LAB 2001 "Best Biking in America!" awards for Best Country Tour and Most Scenic ride. $10 pre-registration by 7/18; $15 after. T-shirt $14, only available with pre-registration. Download Brochure (PDF).  Lancaster Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 535, Lancaster, PA 17608-0535.

Sat. Aug. 24: Cumberland Valley Century, Clear Springs High School, Clear Springs, MD. 27, 71, or 100-mile routes on rolling to hilly terrain with low traffic and great scenery. T-shirt with $15 pre-registration by 8/20, $20 after, includes lunch. Cumberland Valley Cycling Club, P.O. Box 711, Hagerstown, MD 21740; phone Mike Johnston 301-797-1235. <

Sat. Aug. 24: 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. Four rest stops on the century route. $15 pre-registration by 8/10, add $9 for T-shirt. $20 day of event, but no shirt. Fee includes lunch stop and event souvenir. White Clay Bicycle Club, Jim Montgomery, 302-731-5371. Read a ride reportDownload Brochure (PDF). <> 

Aug. 26-30: Vermont Escape, Randolph, VT, 225 miles. Stay at the charming Three Stallion Inn, and take scenic rides of moderate to challenging difficulty. Pedal Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 385, Harleysville, PA 19438; 215-513-9577, fax: 215-513-7552. <> 

Sat. Aug. 31: Discover Bank Mason Dixon Metric Century, Seaford, DE. 15, 30, or 63 miles on flat terrain; 8:30am start. In conjunction with the Ross Plantation Towne & Country Fair. $25 pre-registration by 8/25, $30 after, includes T-shirt and water bottle for the first 300 registered riders and lunch. Boys & Girls Club of Western Sussex, 310 Virginia Ave, Seaford, DE 19973; phone Ron MacArthur, 302-629-8740 (days). <>

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September 2002

Sun. Sept. 1: Brandywine Tour, Chadds Ford, PA. 28, 50, or 100-mile routes on rolling to hilly terrain. New start location for 2002: Pocopson Elementary School. Scenic country back roads through the beautiful Brandywine River Valley. Century route passes through three counties, including Lancaster County. $12 pre-registration by 8/23; $15 after. Delaware Valley Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 156, Woodlyn, PA 19094-0156; 610-541-0784. <>

Mon. Sept. 2: Labor Day Century, McSherrystown, PA (near Hanover). 25, 50, 67, or 100 miles. $18, includes hot dogs and ice cream at the end of the ride. Hanover Cyclers, 129 Baltimore St, Hanover, PA 17331; 717-637-1060. Download Brochure (PDF).

Sept. 5-8: Great Peanut Tour, Emporia, VA. A four-day rally in beautiful Southside Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. Last year's event attracted over 1,200 cyclists from all across the U.S. This event is known for having the most rest stops and most varied selection of snacks. All rides begin at the Cattail Creek R.V. Park and Campground. $55 registration fee + make your own reservations for camping or motel accommodations + meals optional. Registration includes water bottle and T-shirt. Emporia Bicycle Club, Inc., C/O Robert C. Wrenn, P.O. Box 668, Emporia, VA 23847; 1-800-449-BIKE (1-800-449-2453) - no calls after 9:00pm. Read a ride report. Download Brochure (PDF). <>

Sat. Sept. 7: Amish Country Tour, Dover, DE. 15, 25, 50, 62, or 100-mile scenic flat routes. Yes, there are Amish in Delaware! Mass start at 8:15am near Visitors Center, Federal Street, Legislative Mall, Dover. Four food stops on the century; post-ride picnic and live music. Amish Country Tour, P.O. Box 576, Dover, DE 19903; 1-800-233-5368 or 302-734-4888. <> or

Sun. Sept. 8: Bike for Breast Cancer, Havre de Grace, MD; 25, 50, or 62 miles. Enjoy beautiful cycling through the rolling hills of Northern Harford County Maryland. Ride through Havre de Grace then into Susquehanna State Park along the Susquehanna River. $25 pre-registration; $30 day of. Contact: Kathy Betz, 1-888-906-2453. <>

Sun. Sept. 8: NYC Century Bike Tour, New York, NY. 35, 55, 75, or 100 miles. America's only fully urban century ride. 3,500 riders. Century riders must start by 6:00am, starts are staggered, with each of the four distances arriving and starting half an hour apart. There are a few very brief unpaved sections and on some routes a few blocks of cobblestones. $45 until 8/26, $50 until 9/6, $55 day of. Transportation Alternatives, 115 W. 30th St, 12th Fl, New York, NY, 10001; 212-629-8080, fax: 212-629-8334. < >

Sun. Sept. 8: Rock 'n Ride Bike Tour, Harvey Cedars, Long Beach Island, NJ; 10 or 40-mile routes. $10 registration + $50 minimum pledge; children age 12 and under: $5 registration + $25 minimum pledge. American Red Cross, Jersey Coast Chapter, 1540 West Park Ave, P.O. Box 131, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724-8871; 888-853-6550 ext. 225, fax 732-493-8871. <>

Sun. Sept. 8: Southern Maryland Fall Century, Indian Head, MD. 25, 50, 63, or 100-mile routes from the Village Green. Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club, P.O. Box 81, Oxon Hill, MD 20750. <>

Sun. Sept. 8: The Flattest Century in the East (TFCE), Tiverton, RI. NOTE: Registration for this event is closed. Any additional registrations received will be returned unopened. No day-of-event registration. 25, 55, 62, 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 pre-registration. 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.

Sat. Sept. 14: Civil War Century, Thurmont, MD; Choice of 5 routes: Visit 3 Civil War battlefields on the century: South Mountain, Gettysburg, and Antietam; hilly terrain. 74-mile hilly ride visits the South Mountain and Antietam battlefields, but skips Gettysburg. Rolling 64-mile and 50-mile routes go to Gettysburg, or a flat-to-rolling 25-mile 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. <Phil

Sat. Sept. 14: Giant Food BikeDC 2002, Washington, DC. A 14- or 36-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 pre-registration by 8/23 includes T-shirt; discount for WABA members or Giant Food Bonus Card holders. $40 day of, no discounts. Washington Area Bicyclist Association, 733 15th Street N.W., Suite 1030, Washington, DC 20005-2112; 202-628-2500. <> 

Sat. Sept. 14: Shoo-Fly Classic, Lehigh County Velodrome, Trexlertown, PA. This event has a new start location and new routes (15 to 100 miles) for 2002. $12 by 9/1, $15 after, includes lunch at the velodrome. Berks County Bicycle Club, c/o Florence Fink, 227 Wexham Dr., Reading, PA 19607; phone 610-775-3695.

Sat. Sept. 14: West Wicomico Heritage Ride, Salisbury, MD. 32, 50 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 with live entertainment. This event is an official training event for the Seagull Century. $30 by 8/23, $35 after. West Wicomico Heritage Ride, 500 Glen Avenue, Salisbury, Maryland 21804; 410-548-4900 ext. 116. Download Brochure (PDF). <> 

Sun. Sept. 15: SCU Lake Nockamixon Century, Horsham, PA. 20, 35, 55, 62, 85, or 100-routes on rolling terrain with a few hills. Winner of LAB's "Best Century" award. Includes marked route, cue sheet, SAG support, a rest 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 from 80 volunteer bakers. Start from Hatboro-Horsham High School, 899 Horsham Rd. (Route 463), Horsham, PA. Pre-register by 8/29 to receive a free T-shirt: $15 (SCU members), $20 (non-members). $25 day of event (no shirt). Join SCU and save $5 on registration! Suburban Cyclists Unlimited, Box 401, Horsham, PA 19044; 215-362-2216. Download Brochure (PDF). <

Sat. Sept. 21: Amish Hundred XIII, St. Mary's County, MD. 9, 32, 51, 69, or 100 miles on rolling terrain with a few hills. Each year, hundreds of cyclists enjoy the quiet rural charm of St. Mary's County on the Western Shore. Includes free admission to the county fair. Patuxent Area Cycling Enthusiasts (PACE), P.O. Box 574, California, MD 20619; 301-274-3974. Download Brochure (PDF). <>

Sat. Sept. 21: Jersey Devil Century, Parvin State Park, Centerton, NJ; 25, 50, 75, 100, or 125 miles. 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-mile loop or on either of the first two loops on which you have not already ridden. Ride all three loops for 125 miles. $14 pre-registration until 9/12; $17 day of. South Jersey Wheelmen, P.O. Box 2705, Vineland, NJ 08362-2705; 609-848-6123. <>

Sat. Sept. 21: Maryland Wine Festival Bike Tour, Westminster, MD. 8, 30, or 62-mile routes through the scenic rolling to hilly countryside of Carroll County. Held in conjunction with the Maryland Wine Festival. Registration fee + $75 minimum pledge. Raise $100 or more and receive free admission to the wine festival. Benefits the American Lung Association of Maryland, 1840 York Rd, Ste. M, Timonium, MD 21093-5156; 1-800-642-1184 or 410-560-2120, fax: 410-560-0829. <>

Sat. Sept. 21: Univest Grand Prix race and Cyclosportif recreational ride, Souderton, PA; 30-60 miles. The 60-mile Cyclosportif ride takes place on the same hilly course as the Univest Grand Prix race, 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. New this year, 30, 40, and 50-mile routes have been added to the Cyclosportif in addition to the traditional 60-mile ride. John Eustice, Sparta Cycling, 920 Broadway, Suite 905, New York, NY 10010; 212-358-9337.
NOTE: The Univest Grand Prix race organizers are looking for host families to provide accommodations for the racers, contact Kim Detweiler at 215-721-8396. Course Marshals are also needed, call Dick Juniper at 215-721-2475. The race will include 150 top amateur racers on 25 teams from 10 countries.

Sun. Sept. 22: Bike the Beach, Fairfield, CT; 11, 22, or 45 miles flat to rolling, or 62 miles 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. 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. 22: Gap Gallop Century, Northampton (County) Community College, Bethlehem Township, PA. 50 miles rolling or 100 miles across the Kittatinny Ridge. The Gap Gallop’s 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, Dave Drummer, 7063 Country Spring Road, New Tripoli, PA 18066; 610-298-3382. Read a ride report. <>

Sun. Sept. 22: Golden Apple, Katonah, NY. 25, 50, 75, 100, or 125 miles. Ride in the beautiful Northern Westchester countryside. $20 by 9/15, $25 after. Westchester Cycle Club, P.O. BOX 114, While Plains, NY 10603; 1-888-777-8229. < 

Sun. Sept. 22: Habitat for Humanity Tour, Jamesburg, NJ. 12, 25, 35, 50, 62, or 100 miles. Start from Thompson Park. Bananas, energy bars, peanut butter & jelly will be available at the start, and pasta & salad when you return. $25 pre-registration by 9/18, add $5 for T-shirt. $30 day-of, no shirt. $10 for children under age 18. Middlesex County Habitat for Humanity, c/o Holly Ely, 85 Manhattan Ave., Avenel, NJ 07001; phone 732-634-6898. Download Brochure (PDF). <

Sun. Sept. 22: Scenic Schuylkill Century, Philadelphia. 25, 38, 62, 100 miles; 8:00am mass start. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP), P.O. Box 30235, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Download Brochure (PDF). <>

Sun. Sept. 22: Wheel to Heal, Freehold, NJ. 25, 50, or 75 miles and 1-5 mile walking route. Start from Michael J. Tighe Memorial Park (formerly Liberty Oak Park). $25 registration + $75 minimum pledge. Proceeds benefit kids with cancer and blood disorders. The Institute for Children, P.O. Box 109, New Brunswick, NJ 08903; 1-800-231-KIDS.Download Brochure (PDF).

Sept. 27-29: The New Jersey Ride for AIDS, High Point to Cape May, 250 miles. $1,500 minimum donation. New Jersey Ride For AIDS, P.O. Box 127, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720; phone 732-988-6593. <>

Sat. Sept. 28: Adams Apple Ride, Gettysburg, PA. 25-, 50-, or 100-mile routes through the beautiful Adams County countryside on rolling to hilly terrain. $13 by 9/6, add $12 for T-shirt. $18 after 9/6, but no shirt. Special tandem and family rates are available. Gettysburg-Adams County Chamber of Commerce, 18 Carlisle St., Ste. 203, Gettysburg, PA 17325; 717-334-8151. Download Brochure (PDF). <

Sat. Sept. 28: Escape From New York Century, New York, NY. 50, 62, or 100 miles. All rides leave from Manhattan and offer picture-postcard views of the Hudson River and Palisades as you cross the George Washington Bridge. New York Cycle Club, Columbus Circle Station, P.O. Box 20541, New York, NY 10023; 212- 828-5711. <>

Sat. Sept. 28: Heart of the Shore, Cambridge, MD. 10, 30, or 53 miles on flat terrain starting from the YMCA in Cambridge. Ride on low-traffic roads in Dorchester County including Blackwater Wildlife Refuge. $25; $30 per family. Includes T-shirt for early registrations, and lunch. YMCA, 201 Talbot Ave, Cambridge, MD 21612; 410-221-0505.  <>

Sept. 28-29: MS150 City to Shore. Cherry Hill to Ocean City, NJ. Registration fee + minimum donation. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, 1 Reed St., Ste. 200, Philadelphia, PA 19147; 1-800-445-BIKE. <>

Sept. 28-29: Twin Century Ride, Newark, DE to Rehoboth Beach, DE. 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 to Newark on Sunday. This year there is an optional start from the Park-n-Ride in Odessa with the ride shortened to about 75 miles per day instead of 100. $35.00 (double occupancy). White Clay Bicycle Club. Mario Nappa, 3 Oakridge Ct. Newark, DE 19711.

Sun. Sept. 29: Ramapo Rally, Ringwood, NJ. 12.5, 25, 50, 75, or 100 miles. The 12.5-mile route is a new escorted route which leaves at 10:00am. The 25-mile route has been carefully mapped to keep it rolling with no significant hills to climb. The 50 is hilly but avoids heavy traffic and stays on good road surfaces. The hilly 75- and 100-mile routes are through beautiful Orange County featuring a stop at Waywayanda State Park. Aside from the 12.5-mile route, the other rides all start as early as 7:00am. Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey, P.O. Box 839, Mahwah, NJ 07430-0839; phone Joel Seidenstein 201-944-7226. <>

Sun. Sept. 29: Moonlight Meander Ride, Philadelphia. A 13-mile evening ride through Fairmount Park. Registration from 6:00 to 6:30 PM at 39th Street and Locust Walk (on the University of Pennsylvania campus). $25 per person or $20 for Bicycle Coalition members. Pre-register by 9/25 for a 20% discount. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, phone 215-BICYCLE. Download Brochure (PDF).

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October 2002

Oct. 3-4: Keystone Ride, Milford (PA) to Philadelphia. Join PA Governor Mark Schweiker on this free two-day one-way bike tour of approximately 115 miles. Ride from Milford to Easton on Thursday and from New Hope to Philadelphia on Friday, with a free shuttle between stages. Ride one or two days. No fees except for overnight accommodations. To receive a registration packet, call 717-214-5314 or e-mail and include your name and full mailing address. Register online at

Oct. 3-7: Rehoboth Tour, 165 miles. A fully-supported one-way tour starting from Doylestown, PA. Cross the Delaware River to New Jersey, and cycle through the Pine Barrens. Continue the next day to Cape May, and take the ferry to Lewes, Delaware, then cycle to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Optional rides 5-100 miles in Rehoboth Beach. Pedal Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 385, Harleysville, PA 19438; 215-513-9577, fax: 215-513-7552. <>

Oct. 4-6: Rehoboth Beach Bicycle Weekend, Rehoboth Beach, DE. Ride from 7 to 100 miles on scenic roads and through farmlands, quaint historic villages, quiet ponds, and ocean beaches. Terrain is flat, but it can be windy. Rides are scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. No SAG support. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club, Gary Nooger, 703-521-5333. <> Registration for this event has closed.

Sat. Oct. 5: Belleplain Fall Century, Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine, Cape May County, NJ; 30, 65, or 100 miles. 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 8:00am. The first half of the ride has a 30- or 50-mile loop and the second half has a 35- or 50-mile loop. $20, free T-shirt with pre-registration by 9/29. Shore Cycle Club, P.O. Box 492, Northfield, NJ 08225-0492; 609-296-4726. <>

Oct. 5-6: MS150 Bike to the Bay, Smyrna to Dewey Beach, Delaware. Registration fee + minimum donation. MS Society, Delaware Chapter, Two Mill Rd., Ste. 106, Wilmington, DE 19806; 302-655-5610, Fax: 302-655-0993. <>

Sun. Oct. 6: Pedal for Prevention, Philadelphia, PA. Three routes: 10 and 20 miles at 8:30am, or 40-miles at 7:45am mass start on rolling to hilly terrain through northeast Philadelphia and Montgomery County. $45 pre-registration by 10/3, $55 after, + $50 minimum pledge. Benefiting and starting from Fox Chase Cancer Center, 7701 Burholme Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111; contact Yvonne Gerngross, Special Events Director, 215-728-2531 <>

Sun. Oct. 6: Pumpkin Patch Pedal, Thompson Park, Jamesburg, NJ. 25, 50, 62, or 100-mile routes through the scenic rolling farmlands of central NJ. $25 pre-registration by 9/15 includes continental breakfast, apple and pumpkin pie, and a long-sleeve T-shirt, but lunch is extra. $25 after 9/15 but no T-shirt. This is a New York club but the ride takes place in New Jersey. Staten Island Bicycling Association (SIBA), P.O. Box 141016, Staten Island, NY 10314; 718-948-2025. Download Brochure (PDF).

Sun. Oct. 6: Ride for Rett, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. 7, 13, 25, 35, 50, or 61 miles on flat terrain through Monmouth County. Biker's breakfast and celebration lunch for all riders. $15 pre-registration by 9/28, $20 after, + $40 minimum pledge. Benefits the International Rett Syndrome Association (IRSA) to support medical research, public awareness, and family support. IRSA, c/o Steve Medlin, 10 Colony Dr, Marlboro, NJ 07746; 732-577-6835. Download Brochure (PDF). <>

Sun. Oct. 6: Second Sight Bike-A-Thon, Stony Brook, NY. To benefit the Guide Dog Foundation. The foundation raises, trains, and furnishes guide dogs, free of charge, to visually impaired people. Rides of 10, 20, 30, 50, & 65 miles all leave from SUNY Stony Brook, and tour the beautiful North Shore. Suffolk Bicycle Riders Association, P. O. Box 404, St. James, NY 11780. Download Brochure (PDF). <>

Sat. Oct. 12: Sea Gull Century, Salisbury, Maryland; 64 or 100 miles. Join 6,000 riders on this major end-of-season event. Flat terrain, but Eastern Shore winds can be brutal. The alternate "Public Landing" century route offered in 2001 will not be available this year. Limited to 4,000 riders on the Assateague Century and 2,000 riders on the metric. $45 pre-registration by 8/15 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. $60 after 8/15 but no day-of-event registration. Salisbury University, Campus Box 3046, 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21801-6860; 410-548-2772. Download Brochure (PDF). <>

Sun. Oct. 13: Beth El - L'Chaim ("To-Life") Bike Tour, East Windsor, NJ. Open to everybody, regardless of religious affiliation, this 36-mile bike tour is perfectly suited for riders of all abilities. The course is mostly flat, with some rolling hills, and travels through scenic country and farm roads. $36, Beth El Synagogue, Attn: Bike Tour, 50 Maple Stream Rd, East Windsor, NJ 08520; fax: 609-443-2887. Download Brochure (PDF). <

Sun. Oct. 13: Covered Bridges Ride, Tinicum Park, Erwinna, PA; 20 or 30 miles on flat terrain, or 33, 50, or 63 miles 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. 1,600 riders participated in 2001. Long-sleeve T-shirt with pre-registration. Central Bucks Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 1648, Doylestown, PA 18901. Wayne Siefert, 215-504-2140. <>

Sun.-Mon. Oct. 13-14: New York Jewish Environmental Bike Ride, 110 miles. Ride a beautiful route through the fall foliage of the Hudson River Valley. Start near Poughkeepsie and end with a celebration and Jewish Eco-Fair in Manhattan. The ride is open to riders of any religious background. $95 by 8/12, $125 after, plus $500 minimum pledge. Phone 212-685-7908. <>

Sat. Oct. 19: Savage Century, Newark, DE; 40, 60, 75 or 100 miles. 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-mile loops. $14 by 9/25, $18 after. White Clay Bicycle Club, Mary F. Becker, 106 Mill Top Dr, Kennett Square, PA 19348; 610-925-0757. <>

Sat. Oct. 19: Damascus Community Bike Tour, Damascus, MD. 10- and 25-mile rides through area parks and past country farms, horse stables, and historic sites in the upper Montgomery County (Maryland) area. Funds raised will benefit the Rotary Club of Damascus Foundation, which provides grants and funds to charitable programs. $20 by 10/4, $30 after + $25 minimum pledge. The Rotary Club of Damascus, P.O. Box 4, Damascus, MD 20872; 301-253-3700.

Sun. Oct. 20: Tour du Port, Baltimore, MD. A 22-mile city ride around the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, going by Fort McHenry, harbor facilities, and ethnic neighborhoods of downtown Baltimore. This is the eighth annual ride. One Less Car, 700 Melvin Ave. Suite 7B, Annapolis, MD 21401; phone 410-360-6755. <>

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November 2002

Nov 2-3: River Ramble Revisited Tour, Yardley, PA to Easton, PA, 105 miles. Ride up the New Jersey side of the Delaware River from Yardley. Stay in Easton overnight, then return down the Pennsylvania side of the river. Pedal Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 385, Harleysville, PA 19438; 215-513-9577, fax: 215-513-7552. <>

2001 Calendar

2000 Calendar

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(Prepared by Jack Elias, SCU Assistant Webmaster <> 11/02/02)

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