Past Events of 2003

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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 2003. For future events, see Other Clubs' Events

February 2003

Sun. Feb. 2: Bicycle Swap Meet, Carroll County Ag Center, Westminster, MD. $5 admission; 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. This is Maryland's largest bike swap - over 200 vendors.

March 2003

Sat. March 29: Icicle Metric, University of Delaware, Hollingsworth Parking Lot, North College & Cleveland Avenues, Newark, DE. 16, 31, or 62 miles on moderately hilly terrain in the area west and north of Newark. Well-stocked indoor food stop. $12 pre-registration by 3/21, $15 after. White Clay Bicycle Club, Bruce Poole, 104 Maple Hill Rd., Wilmington, DE 19804; phone 302-999-1211. Download brochure (PDF). (Updated on 2/8/03)

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April 2002

Sat. April 12: Pedal for Pets, Bear, DE. 11 or 25 mile routes on flat to slightly rolling terrain starting at Lums Pond, Howell School Rd. $10 pre-registration or $15 day of event, plus $50 minimum pledge. Includes free admission to the Pet Fair at the same location. Friends for Responsible Pet Care (FRPC), 229 Hawkes Ct., Hockessin, DE 19707; phone 302-234-0738. (Updated on 3/4/03)

Sat. April 12: Spring Bicycle Flea Market, Lehigh Valley Velodrome, Trexlertown, PA. $5.00, 9:00am - 2:00pm. Gretta 610-967-8033.

Sat. April 26: Fish Hawk Festival Bicycle Tour, Princess Anne, MD. 50 or 62 miles - 10:30 am start, 25 miles - noon start; flat terrain. 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. $15 in advance; $20 day of event. Jeff Dean, 27440 Mt. Vernon Rd, Princess Anne, MD 21853; phone 410-651-2100.

Sat. April 26: Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, Fenwick Island, DE. 20, 35, or 50 miles on flat terrain. Proceeds benefit The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation which helps area students and senior citizens in need. $30 by 4/21, $35 after. Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, Amy Scott, P.O. Box 1450, Bethany Beach, DE 19930; phone 1-800-962-SURF. Download registration form (PDF). (Updated on 3/4/03)

Sat. April 26: Taxing Metric Century, Warwick County Park, just off Route 23, Knauertown, PA. 20, 32, or 64 miles on hilly terrain. $10 pre-registration or $12 day of event, includes lunch. Brandywine Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 3162, West Chester, PA 19381; call Maliya Piergalline, 610-363-3538. (Updated on 3/6/03)

New Event! Sun. April 27: Bike-4-Sight, Ridley Creek State Park, near Media, PA. 13, 38, or 65 miles. Pre-registration is $15 by 4/20 ($20 after), plus $50 minimum pledge. Tandems are $20 by 4/20 ($25 after), plus $75 minimum pledge. Benefits the Delco Blind/Sight Center, 100 West 15th St, Chester, PA 19013; phone 610-874-1476 ext. 130. (Updated on 3/2/03)

Sun. April 27: Edward Stokes Memorial Horsham Rotary River Ride, Horsham, PA. 5, 20, 35, or 63 miles on rolling terrain, starting from the College Settlement Camp, 600 Witmer Rd. $15 pre-registration by 4/4; $20 after. $7 for children age 18 and under. T-shirts for the first 250 pre-registered riders. Ride with the SCU group at this local charity event! Horsham Rotary Foundation, P. O. Box 99, Horsham, PA 19044; phone 215-672-8494. (Updated on 3/5/03)

Sun. Apr. 27: Mason-Dixon ride for MS, Middletown, DE. The Mason-Dixon Ride for MS is a pledge-optional, 25 and 50-mile ride on flat terrain through Delaware and Maryland. Beginning at Middletown High School, cyclists will travel across the DE/MD line into Chesapeake City and back to MHS. On the second (optional) 25-mile loop, cyclists will travel in and around Middletown and Townsend. $35 by 3/31, $40 by 4/26, or $45 day of. Includes lunch and T-shirt. National MS Society, Delaware Chapter, Two Mill Rd., Ste. 106, Wilmington, DE 19806; 302-655-5610. (Updated on 3/12/03)

Sun. April 27: Miles for Matheny, Peapack, NJ. 12 miles (10:00 AM start), 35 miles (9:00 AM), 50 and 66 miles (8:00 AM). 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; phone 908-234-0011 ext. 308.

Sun. April 27: Tour de Franklin, Somerset, NJ. 5, 10, 25, 40, or 62 miles on flat to rolling terrain. Mass starts for each route; inquire for start times. Registration fee increases with distance selected: $30 (5-25 miles), $35 (40 miles), $45 (62 miles) includes T-shirt, pasta lunch, raffle. Proceeds benefit the Franklin Township Food Bank. Start from Community / Senior Building, Municipal Complex, 475 DeMott Lane (Between New Brunswick and Amwell Roads). Tour de Franklin, c/o Franklin Township Food Bank, P.O. Box 333, Somerset, NJ 08875-0333; phone 732-246-0009. Download registration form (PDF). (Updated on 3/13/03)

Sun. April 27: Wallkill Valley Tour, Wallkill, NY. 15, 35, or 50 mile recreational rides and a USCF time trial. $25. Wallkill Hook Ladder & Hose Co./Bike Tour, P.O. Box 789, Wallkill, NY 12589-0789; Bob Keater, phone 845-895-3729. (Listed on 2/12/03)

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May 2003

May 1-3: New York City Bicycle Show, New York State Armory, 26th St. and Lexington Avenue, New York, NY. Download coupon (PDF). (Updated on 3/3/03)

Sat. May 3: Farmlands Flat Tour, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. 18, 25, 38, 50, 62, 100 miles. Pre-registration $20 by 4/19, T-shirt $5, lunch $6; T-shirt and lunch must be ordered with pre-registration. $25 day of event, no lunch or T-shirt. Central Jersey Bicycle Club, Howie Glick, 3 Tracy Drive, Fords, NJ 08863; phone 732-225-HUBS. Download brochure (PDF). (Updated on 3/3/03)

Sat. May 3: Great Cookie Rally, Howard County Community College. Columbia, MD. Rides of 15, 25 and 40 miles. Workshops on various cycling topics, vendors, lunch, t-shirt and lots of cookies. One Less Car, P.O. Box 1870, Pasadena, MD 21123; phone 410-360-6755. (Listed on 1/21/03)

Sat. May 3: Piney Run Rally, Sykesville, Carroll County, MD. 6, 25, or 50 miles. Greg Becker, Sierra Club - Catoctin Group, P.O. Box 711, Westminster, MD 21158; phone 410-876-2182. (Updated on 2/17/03)

Sat. May 3: Southern Maryland May Metric, Clinton, MD. 26, 40, or 63 miles. Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club, Jim Hudnall, P.O. Box 81, Oxon Hill, MD 20750; phone 301-567-0089. Download brochure (PDF).

Sat. May 3: Turkey Hill Country Classic, Lancaster, PA. A 5K run, 10K run, and various bicycle races and rides including the very hilly Round the River Metric Century Challenge. Manor Township, phone 717-397-4769. (Listed on 2/12/03)

Sun. May 4: 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. The 20-mile route avoids the longest climb and is suitable for casual riders, while the 50-mile option provides extra hills for a vigorous early-season workout. Includes marked route, cue sheet, SAG support, and a post-ride meal. Rest stops have a large assortment of home-baked snacks. Pre-register by April 11 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! This event replaces the Mexican Metric. Century Chairperson, Suburban Cyclists Unlimited, Box 401, Horsham, PA 19044; phone 215-362-2216. Download brochure (PDF).

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 after March 1 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! (Updated on 3/3/03)

Sat. May 10: Clean Air Challenge Bike Ride, New Oxford, PA. 12, 25, or 50 miles. Benefits the American Lung Association. B. Derek Shaw, 488 West Market St, York, PA 17404-3807; phone 717-845-5864, fax 717-843-2452.

Sat. May 10: Maryland May Metric, Calvert County, MD. 10, 31, or 62-mile routes on rolling terrain. The Maryland May Metric showcases the charm and beauty of Southern Maryland’s historic Calvert County. PACE offers a discount for riders age 12 and under. Patuxent Area Cycling Enthusiasts, P.O. Box 574, California, MD 20619.

Sat. May 10: Moving for Meals, Bethlehem Township, PA. 10 miles with 8:00 AM mass start and 26 or 52 miles with 7:30 AM mass start. Ride through Northampton County beginning at Louise Moore Park. $25; includes a goody bag and a raffle for a mountain bike. Meals on Wheels of Northampton County / Bethlehem Area, 4240 Fritch Dr, Bethlehem, PA 18020-8940; phone 610-691-1030.

Sat. May 10: Pinelands Triple Loop, Batsto State Park, Washington Township, Burlington County, NJ (near Hammonton). 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 Batsto State Park where lunch is provided. $15; pre-register by 4/26 to receive a free T-shirt. Shore Cycle Club, P.O. Box 492, Northfield, NJ 08225-0492. (Updated on 3/9/03)

Sat. May 17: BikEric, Florence, NJ. 10, 20, 30, or 50 mile rides. Fifth annual benefit ride for Eric Potts, paralyzed by a lacrosse injury. New start location for 2003: Bung's Tavern, Route 130. $30 until 5/10, $35 after. Donna & Tom Waltz, 135 River Bank Drive, Roebling, NJ 08554; phone 609-499-3857. (Listed on 3/20/03)

Sat. May 17: Ridin' for a Reason, Lower Perkiomen Park, Oaks, PA. 20, 35, or 63 miles on the rolling to hilly routes previously used for the Mexican Metric. $30 pre-registration by 4/25 includes free T-shirt. $30 after 4/25 but no shirt. No additional pledges are required. This ride benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Tyl Sadoff, 2 International Plaza, Suite 245, Philadelphia, PA 19113; phone 610-521-8274 ext. 224, fax 610-521-6732. (Updated on 2/6/03)

Sat. May 17: Woodland Day Walk/Run/Ride, Bridgeton, NJ. 10 or 25 miles along scenic Cumberland and Salem County roads. Mass start 8:15am. $12 pre-registration or $15 day of. No web site. Dann Francis (Listed on 4/16/03)

Sat. May 17: Shorebird Metric Century, Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, Salisbury, MD. 15, 35, or 65 miles. The metric route is a figure-eight using the restored historical village of Furnace Town for two rest stops. $30 by 5/3, $35 after, includes T-shirt, lunch, and a free ticket to a Shorebirds Baseball game (ticket good for any regular season game). Download brochure (PDF 157 kB). American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163. Salisbury, MD 21803-0163; phone 1-800-937-9696 or 410-749-1624. Ron Nelson (Updated on 3/9/03)

May 17-18 or May 17 only: MS-25/50/170 Coast the Coast Bike Tour, Sandy Hook, NJ. 25 or 50 miles on the Saturday-only ride or 170 miles for the weekend. Registration fee plus minimum pledge varies with distance selected. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid Jersey Chapter, 246 Monmouth Rd, Oakhurst, NJ 07755; phone 732-660-1005. (Updated on 3/9/03)

May 17-18: Ride for the Feast, Rehoboth Beach, DE to Baltimore MD, one-way. A two-day, 140-mile bike ride to benefit Moveable Feast, a non-profit in Maryland that provides meals and nutrition to those who are homebound and living with HIV/AIDS. Riders are required to raise $1,200 in pledges due on or before 5/1. Moveable Feast, Joe Berg, PO Box 2298, Baltimore, MD 21203; phone 410-327-3420, ext 33, fax 410-327-3426. (Listed on 3/25/03) 

Sun. May 18: Bloomin' Metric, Fairfield County, CT. 25, 46, or 62 miles 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. $20 pre-registration by 5/11, $28 after. Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 3323, Westport, CT 06880; 203-840-1757.

Sun. May 18: Bonkers Metric, (formerly the Save Open Space Tour and Freedom Tour), Ridley Creek State Park (Parking Lot #15), near Media, PA. 18, 35, 50, or 64-mile routes on rolling terrain with some big hills. Ride on scenic country roads through Delaware and Chester Counties. All routes include a food stop. $12 pre-registration by 5/11, $17 after. Delaware Valley Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 156, Woodlyn, PA 19094-0156; phone 610-541-0784. (Updated on 3/5/03)

Sun. May 18: Chester County Challenge for Cancer, West Chester, PA. 5 miles flat, and 10, 25, or 50 miles on hilly terrain. $25 pre-registration ($35 for families) by 5/9 includes free T-shirt. $30 ($40 for families) registration after 5/9. 10% discount to bike club members. The Chester County Challenge, c/o Arena Snyder, 728 Lancaster Ave., Exton, PA 19341; phone 610-431-5697. (Listed on 2/6/03)

Sun. May 18: Dream Come True Ride or Stride, Rodale Fitness Center (opposite the Lehigh Valley Velodrome), Trexlertown, PA. Ride 10, 20, 31 or 59 miles on low-traffic back roads over rolling to hilly terrain. Pledges are optional for this charity event, but prizes will be awarded to the top fund raisers. There is also a 6.6 mile walking route. $20 by 5/1, $25 after. $10 if age 18 and under. Dream Come True is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization which seeks to fulfill the dreams of children who are seriously, chronically, and terminally ill. Dream Come True, Box 21167, Lehigh Valley, PA 18002; phone 610-865-3475. (Updated on 5/2/03)

Sun. May 18: Flapjack 40 Bicycle Ride and Pancake Brunch, Staten Island, NY. Ride 25 or 40 miles touring the historic sites of Staten Island, then stay for the optional pancake brunch. Two starting points: Staten Island Borough Hall across the street from the Staten Island Ferry, or Great Kills Park at Hylan Blvd and Buffalo St. $8 registration and $6 for pancakes. Brunch will be served until 1:00pm and is limited to the first 300 registrants. SIBA, Flapjack Ride, 145 Brookfield Ave, Staten Island, NY 10308. Download flyer. (Updated on 4/6/03)

Sun. May 18: Horse Farm Tour, McSherrystown, PA (near Hanover); 10, 25, 35, or 50 miles on rolling terrain with a few hills; combine routes for longer distances. All rides except the 35-mile route stop at the Hanover Stables, one of the most famous standard-bred horse farms in the world. The 50-mile ride consists of two separate 25-mile routes, allowing riders to refuel at the Recreation Park between loops. $12 by 5/1, $15 after. Tandems $20 by 5/1, $26 after. Riders under the age of 16 are free and must be accompanied by an adult. Add $12 for T-shirt, must be ordered by 5/1. Hanover Cyclers, Keith Krout, 412 Hamlet Dr., Spring Grove, PA 17362; 717-225-4194. Download brochure (PDF). (Listed on 4/7/03)

May 23-26: 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. Non-riding companions who agree to drive SAG will receive a discounted registration. Baltimore Bicycle Club. Send a S.A.S.E. to KCSF 2003, 10609 Topsfield Drive, Cockeysville, MD 21030, or e-mail Download the registration form and waiver (PDF files).
SCU members: Please join the SCU excursion to this event. To be assigned to the SCU dorm, indicate "Suburban Cyclists Unlimited (SCU)" as the group that you are affiliated with on your registration form.
The Chestertown Tea Party Festival on May 24-25 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; phone 410-778-0416. They have information on bicycle routes and walking and driving tours.

Sat. May 31: Clean Air Challenge Bike Ride, Mt. Gretna, PA. 12, 25, or 50 miles. Benefits the American Lung Association. B. Derek Shaw, 488 West Market St, York, PA 17404-3807; phone 717-845-5864, fax 717-843-2452. (Listed on 3/30/03)

Sat. May 31: Spirit of Women Ride for Cancer, Trexlertown, PA. 5, 15, or 30 miles on flat to rolling terrain starting at the Lehigh Valley Velodrome. Men and women of all fitness levels are invited to ride. This event benefits women's cancer programs at Lehigh Valley Hospital and the Nicole Reinhart Foundation. All participants receive Two free tickets to the Nicole Reinhart Women’s Cycling Classic race on Friday, June 6. $30 by 5/12 includes free T-shirt. $35 after 5/12. Gwen Hoover, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, Public Affairs, 1770 Bathgate Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18017; phone 610-402-CARE, fax 610-285-2473. Download brochure (PDF). (Updated on 3/3/03)

May 31-June 1: MS Bike Tour, Anne Arundel County, MD (near Annapolis). Dorm rooms will not available for the 2003 MS 150. To make a hotel reservation in the area, call Annapolis Accommodations at 1-800-715-1000. Outdoor camping will be available at the Anne Arundel Community College stadium. Registration fee + minimum pledge. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 10946 Beaver Dam Rd, Suite E, Hunt Valley, MD 21030; phone 410-527-1770, fax 410-527-9970.

May 31-June 1: Pedal PA River Ramble, Yardley, PA to Easton, PA. 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; phone 215-513-9577, fax 215-513-7552.

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June 2003

Sun. June 1: Historic Morris Bike & Hike, Madison, NJ. 10, 20, or 35 mile ride; 7 mile hike. Morris Habitat for Humanity, call Julie at 973-605-5804. (Listed on 1/7/03)

Sun. June 1: Tour de Cure, Peace Valley Park, New Britain, PA. 7, 30, 50, or 63 miles. $10 registration + $100 minimum pledge. Phone 1-888-DIABETES. Search for Tour de Cure events in other locations. (Listed on 1/10/03)

Tue. June 3: Wachovia (First Union) Invitational, Lancaster, PA. 4:30pm start. This professional race is a spectator and volunteer event. See Volunteer Information or download volunteer application (PDF). (Updated on 5/5/03)

Thu. June 5: Wachovia (First Union) Classic, Trenton, NJ. 4:30pm start. This professional race is a spectator and volunteer event. See Volunteer Information or download volunteer application (PDF). (Updated on 5/5/03)

Fri. June 6: Wachovia Hill Climb, Manayunk (Philadelphia), PA; 4:30pm start. Amateur cyclists test their fortitude against the infamous Manayunk Wall, with its steep, 17% grade, in a race against the clock. There will be separate categories for USCF registered and non-registered riders. For more information call Tri-State Velo at 215-546-3273. (Listed on 4/28/03) 

June 6-8 or June 7 only: Chesapeake Bay Asthma Ride Bike Tour, Salisbury, MD. Ride 40, 65, or 100 miles on Saturday, and 10 or 40 miles on Sunday. 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., and Sat. evening crab feast. Saturday-only option includes crab feast, but no lodging. Registration fee + minimum pledge. American Lung Association of Maryland, 1840 York Rd, Ste. M, Timonium, MD 21093-5156; 410-560-2120.

Sat. June 7: Get Ready Metric, Pennsville, NJ. 32 or 64 miles. 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 5/31; $17 day of. South Jersey Wheelmen, P.O. Box 2705, Vineland, NJ 08362-2705; 609-848-6123.

Sat. June 7: Nightmare Tour, Marietta, PA. 200-mile route only. See June 14 Dream Ride for shorter routes. A very scenic ride circumnavigating Lancaster County while climbing almost 12,000 feet. $75 fee or $200 charity pledge (fee waived) or volunteer at the June 14 Dream Ride event (fee waived). Mike Ridgeway, Dream Ride for Lancaster County, P.O. Box 141, Lancaster, PA 17604-0141; phone 717-397-2503.

Sat. June 7: Pedal for a Purpose, New Freedom, 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. $25 by 5/20, $35 after. Benefits the Huntington's Disease Society of America, P.O. Box 352, New Freedom, PA 17349; phone 717-235-4118 evenings only. (Updated on 4/26/03) 

June 7-8 or June 7 only: MS150 PA Dutch, Trexlertown to Kutztown, PA. Ride 50, 75, or 100 miles each day. New this year is a Saturday-only ride option. This tour takes cyclists through the beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch countryside. Start from the Lehigh Valley Velodrome. Overnight accommodations are provided at Kutztown University. Registration fee + minimum pledge. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, 1 Reed St, Ste. 200, Philadelphia, PA 19147; phone 1-800-445-BIKE.

Sun. June 8: Family Fun Ride, Morristown, NJ. 10, 25, or 50 miles. Ann Geller, Children's Center For Therapy & Learning, 15 Halko Dr, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927, 973-829-8484. (Listed on 2/5/03)

Sun. June 8: George Washington Bridge Challenge, Fort Lee, NJ. Cycle across the world's most traveled bridge and ride 3, 15, 35, or 62 miles. Benefits the American Cancer Society. GWB Challenge, American Cancer Society, 20 Mercer St., Hackensack, NJ 07601; 1-800-GWB-BIKE. (Updated on 1/26/03)

Sun. June 8: GlaxoSmithKline Fun Ride, Philadelphia, PA. Ride one lap of the Wachovia USPRO Championship course before the start of the race. 13.5 miles including one climb up the Manayunk Wall. Registration opens at 6:00AM, mass start at 7:00AM. Pre-registration: $25 by 5/1, $30 after. $35 day of event. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. For more information contact 1-888-DIABETES or 610-828-5003 ext 4635. (Listed on 4/28/03) 

Sun. June 8: Wachovia (First Union) USPRO Championship and Liberty Classic races, Philadelphia, PA; 9:00am start. These professional races are spectator and volunteer events.
Spectator Information: No automobile traffic and no parking along the route. Bicycle to the races or take the SEPTA train to Manayunk or Suburban Station in Philadelphia. The Manayunk station on the R6 route is only one block from "The Wall". In the Art Museum area, enjoy food and product displays from more than 40 vendors at the Fitness Expo between 24th & 25th Streets across from Eakins Oval.
Volunteers (course marshals, security, etc): See Volunteer Information or download volunteer application (PDF).
The 2003 dates were obtained from the UCI calendar (Union Cycliste Internationale - International Cycling Union) in Switzerland.
NOTE: Dates on the UCI calendar are in European format "Day/Month/Year", so 08/06/03 on the UCI calendar is June 8, 2003.
(Updated on 5/5/03)

New Event! June 13-15: Bicycle Access Council (BAC) Rally, Lewisburg, PA. Although all are welcome, this rally is by and for Pennsylvanians to promote bicyclists' rights on the roadway. $240 per person (double occupancy) includes 2 nights at the Best Western, map/cue packet, ice cream social, 2 breakfasts, dinner, and picnic. John Forester ("Effective Cycling" author) will be the guest speaker. $25 late fee after 5/5. Registration without lodging and one-day options are available. Bicycle Access Council, P.O. Box 92, 465 Dairyland Dr, Dallastown, PA 17313; phone 717-417-1299. Download brochure, registration form, and waiver (all PDF). Contact the Susquehanna Valley Visitors Bureau, phone 800-525-7320, for tourism information. (Updated on 4/6/03)

Sat. June 14: Cory's Ride, Tall Cedar Picnic Grove, Crosswicks, NJ. Ride 20 or 50 miles on very rolling terrain. A ride to benefit the Anchor House Cory C. Golis Memorial Scholarship Fund. $30. Anchor House Foundation, P.O. Box 2357, Trenton, NJ 08607-2357; phone 609-278-9495. Download registration form (PDF). (Listed on 5/26/03)

New Event! Sat. June 14: Double Creek Tour, York, PA. 15, 30, or 65 miles through the rolling hills of western York and Adams Counties (PA). Start from York College and follow the meandering Codorus and Conewago Creeks. $15 by 5/9, $20 after. A T-shirt is included. Benefits the Prescription For Caring Fund, which provides free or discounted medicines to families who may not have the means to pay for them. The Double Creek Tour is a WellSpan Health event. Nancy Newton, 45 Monument Rd., Suite 200, York, PA 17403; phone 717-851-4275, fax 717-851-2968. (Updated on 3/26/03)

Sat. June 14: Dream Ride, Marietta, PA. 15, 30, 62, or 100 miles. New for 2003: Start riding at any time between 6:00am and 10:00am. A very scenic ride through the rural undeveloped farmlands of Western Lancaster County on hilly terrain. $20 by 4/14, $25 by 5/14, $30 on 6/14. Friday night registration available on 6/13, 4:00pm-8:00pm. Mike Ridgeway, Dream Ride for Lancaster County, P.O. Box 141, Lancaster, PA 17604-0141; phone 717-397-2503. (Updated on 2/16/03)

Sat. June 14: Flatlands Tour, Bohemia Manor High School, Chesapeake City, MD. 31, 54, 63, 77, 87, or 106 miles on flat terrain. A very scenic ride through the marshes and farmlands in Maryland and Delaware just South of the C&D Canal. This is a "no frills ride", includes cue sheet and map but no SAG support. No pre-registration. $4 day of event. Baltimore Bicycling Club, Dave Coder, 410-788-4450.  Download flyer (PDF). Read a ride report. (Updated on 4/26/03)

Sat. June 14: Indian Creek Roll & Stroll, Harleysville, PA. 7.5, 25, 38, or 62.5 miles on rolling to hilly terrain. New and improved routes for 2003. At the request of past participants, the routes have been moved out of Souderton/Telford into lower traffic, more scenic areas. Pledges are optional for this charity event, but prizes will be awarded to the top fund raisers. Food and activities will be available for riders and family members, and there will be 2- and 6-mile walking routes for non-riders. $25 pre-registration by 5/23 includes T-shirt, $40 after. Ryan Delp, Indian Creek Foundation, P.O. Box 225, Harleysville, PA 19438-0225; 215-256-1500. (Updated on 3/3/03)
NOTE: Prior to 3/3/03, this calendar had the wrong date for the Indian Creek Roll & Stroll. The correct date is June 14. The sponsors changed the date of the Roll & Stroll to not conflict with the MS150 PA Dutch.

Sat. June 14: The Longest Day Ride, Port Jervis, NY, to Cape May, NJ, one-way, 200 miles. Registration closed 5/14 for this event.
Alternate starting points: Millstone, NJ, for 120 miles, or Allentown, NJ, for 100 miles. No SAG support. Must register ($30) and join Central Jersey Bicycle Club ($15-$25) by 5/14 in order to participate - download membership application (PDF) and registration packet (PDF). (Updated on 6/1/03)

Sat. June 14: Patuxent River Rural Legacy Ride, Croom, MD. 25, 47, or 63 miles. Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club, Jim Hudnall, P.O. Box 81, Oxon Hill, MD 20750; 301-567-0089.

Sat. June 14: Ride for Autism, Brookdale College, Lincroft, NJ. 7, 13, 25, 35, 50, 62 or 100 mile routes through scenic central New Jersey. $40, free T-shirt for pre-registration by 5/13, includes breakfast and lunch. Registration is limited. $50 registration on the day of the event is subject to availability. No additional pledges required. Proceeds benefit the NJ Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community (COSAC). Andy Abere, 522 Highway 9, #189, Manalapan, NJ 07726; phone 732-521-2722. (Listed on 2/16/03)

Sat. June 14: The Veloce, Lehigh Valley Velodrome, Trexlertown, PA. Four scenic routes, ride one or more: 22 miles flat, or 38, 50, or 56 miles on rolling terrain with some big hills. Pre-registration by 5/21: $5 LWA members, $10 non-members,  includes lunch and bandana. After 5/21: $10 LWA members, $15 non-members, includes lunch. Lehigh Wheelmen Association, P.O. Box 356, Bethlehem, PA 18016; Karen Winkler, phone 610-439-3992. Download brochure (PDF). (Updated on 5/2/03)

Sat. June 14: Viewtrail 100, Stephen Decatur High School, Berlin, MD. Ride 40, 62, or 100 miles over flat terrain on the Eastern Shore. $50. Extreme Dream Event Management Inc., P.O. Box 1408, Berlin, MD 21811-5408; phone 410-352-5428 or 410-255-6016. (Listed on 5/26/03)

Sun. June 15: Freedom Valley Bike Ride. Three start locations: Philadelphia, Rosemont, or Phoenixville, PA. 9, 16, 32, 64, or 72 miles. $20 by 3/31. After 3/31, pre-registration by 6/5 is $30 for non-members and $25 for Bicycle Coalition members, includes T-shirt. Day-of-event registration is $35. 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 registration form (PDF). (Updated on 5/29/03)

Sun. June 15 (start date): Race Across America (RAAM), San Diego, CA, to Atlantic City, NJ. The 2003 route will pass through Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to finish on the Boardwalk. Riders will reach Atlantic City June 23-27. (Updated on 3/3/03)

Sat. June 21: ALS Express, Fifth annual ride to benefit ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) awareness and research. New for 2003: 45-mile route and optional return transportation. There are three ride options: 20-mile one-way ride starting in Dennis Township, NJ; 45-mile one-way ride starting in Vineland, NJ; or 70-mile one-way ride starting in Blackwood, NJ. Each ride ends at Morey's Piers in Wildwood, NJ. Pre-registration includes two free unlimited-access passes to all Morey-owned amusements and water parks on June 21. Return transportation is available for $15, pre-paid reservation only. Team ALS, P.O. Box 84, Bellmawr, NJ 08099-0084; phone 215-643-5434. (Updated on 4/6/03)

Sat. June 21: Jersey Double XXI, Whitehouse Station, NJ. A 200-mile 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).

Sat. June 21: Pedal to Preserve, Mount Joy, PA. 6 miles (9:30am mass start), 20 miles (9:00am mass start), or 52 miles (8:00am mass start) on rolling to hilly terrain. The routes wind through scenic western Lancaster County, site of the second-highest density of preserved farms in the US. $20 pre-registration or $30 day of event. Pre-registrants receive a free T-shirt. Lancaster Farmland Trust, 128 East Marion St, Lancaster, PA 17603; 717-293-0707. Download brochure (PDF) (Updated on 4/19/03)

Sat. June 21: Steeple Chase Bike Ride, St. John Lutheran Church, Center Square, PA. 16, 31, 62, or 100 miles on rolling terrain. Pre-registration $20 by 6/10, $25 after, and $50-$150 minimum pledge depending on distance selected. Includes T-shirt and lunch at end on 16/31 or mid-course on 62/100 routes. Lutheran Charities, Carol Hammarberg, One Plymouth Meeting, Suite 200, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. No web site, call 610-825-9360 ext. 212 to request a brochure. (Updated on 5/2/03)

New Event! Sat. June 21: Summer Fest Bike Tour, Clayton, DE. 16, 31, or 62 miles on mostly flat terrain with some rolling hills. All-day music festival and food after the ride. Benefits St. Joseph's at Providence Creek, an historic site that is home to educational and community service projects. $25 until 6/15, $30 after. Ray Parker, St. Joseph's at Providence Creek, P.O. Box 919, Clayton, DE 19938; 302-674-3213. (Updated on 3/19/03)

New Event! Sun. June 22: French Creek Iron Tour For Open Space, Pottstown, PA. 10, 20, or 60 miles. A bike tour of the most beautiful areas in Northern Chester County, traversing the area from Kimberton to Warwick. $25 pre-registration before 6/22 includes T-shirt; $35 day of event. French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust, 3340 Coventryville Rd, Pottstown, PA 19465; phone Alice 610-469-0150. (Updated on 5/5/03)

Sat. June 28: A Fresh Taste of Delmarva, Salisbury, MD. 20 or 60 miles on flat terrain. $23 by 6/2, $27 after, includes free admission to Delmarva Shorebirds minor league baseball game on June 28. For more information call 410-570-5765. <CHAUNCEY@DMV.COM> (Listed on 4/29/03) 

Sun. June 29: Bay to Bay Ride, Betterton Beach, MD. 27, 50, 78, 86 or 104 miles on flat to gently rolling terrain. $20 by 6/1, $25 after. T-shirt $10 additional. Free coffee mug for the first 350 riders. Benefits the Chestertown Lion's Club. Bay to Bay Ride, c/o Jim Gent, 7 Cedar Chase Ct, Chestertown, MD 21620-1665; phone 410-778-4881. No web site, but register on line at (Updated on 3/15/03)

June 29 to July 4: C & O Canal Bicycle Tour, Oldtown, MD, to Potomac, MD (Great Falls). Suzie Knable, Bike and the Like, One Houndstooth Ct, Owings Mills, MD 21117; phone 410-960-6572. (Listed on 2/11/03)

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July 2003

June 27 to July 26: BikeSummer 2003, New York, NY (multiple events). New York City is the host to BikeSummer 2003. Hosted in a different city each year, BikeSummer is a month-long festival celebrating the bicycle with rides, bike culture and street theater events, classes and art workshops, eco tours, advocacy discussions, music, films, and more. BikeSummer 2003 is being produced entirely by volunteers from a broad coalition of local cycling groups. All events are free unless otherwise noted. (Listed on 4/22/03)

July 5-27: Tour de France - official English-language site. (Listed on 1/6/03)

Sun. July 6: Delaware Double Cross, Middletown High School, Middletown, DE; 31 or 62 miles. 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, add $8 for T-shirt. $18 day-of event, no shirt. 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). (Updated on 4/25/03) 

July 12-13: MS Bike Tour, Gettysburg, PA. Start at Gettysburg College and ride different 25, 50, or 75 mile routes on 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 pledge. Friday night accommodations are available at an additional charge. Katie Grisbacher, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 2209 Forest Hills Drive, Suite 18, Harrisburg, PA 17112; 717-652-2108.

July 12-19: Anchor House Ride for Runaways. The 500 mile bike route originates in Somerset, PA, and passes by the Flight 93 memorial near Shanksville. Ride through the beautiful hills and countryside of Pennsylvania, with stops in Altoona, State College, Selinsgrove, Grantville (just outside Hershey), Strasburg, Pottstown, and ends at the Quaker Bridge Mall, Lawrence Township, NJ. $75 registration fee + $750 minimum pledge. Call Kathy at Anchor House, 609-278-9495. (Listed on 1/28/03)

July 12-19: Pedal PA Penn Central Tour, Slippery Rock University to Easton, PA. Pedal Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 385, Harleysville, PA 19438; phone 215-513-9577, fax 215-513-7552.

Sun. July 13: American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon. A one-way ride: 61 miles, 6:45am start from Ben Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia; 47 miles, 7:45am start from Voorhees, NJ; or 23 miles, 8:45am start from Hammonton, NJ. All rides end at Lenape Park in Mays Landing, NJ. New for 2003 - an extra 37 mile loop around Lenape Park is available for century riders. Registration fee + minimum pledge. Return transportation to Philadelphia is available (fee). American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103; 215-985-5400. (Updated on 2/28/03)

Sun. July 13: Gold Coast Bike Tour, Greenlawn, Long Island, NY. 25, 50, 65, or 100 miles, and a 12+ mile instructional ride for novice cyclists, all start from BAE Advanced Systems, Greenlawn, and tour the harbors, hills and vintage villages of Long Island's north shore. Huntington Bicycle Club, phone 516-942-2084 or register on line at Download registration form (PDF). (Listed on 6/23/03)

July 18-20: Allenberry Resort & Playhouse Bicycling Weekend, Boiling Springs, PA (between Harrisburg and Carlisle). Registration has closed for this event! Rides range in length from 11 to 75 miles. There will be featured rides each day led by the trip leaders. The 57-acre Allenberry Resort has a large swimming pool, hot tub, and lighted tennis courts. $240 per person (PPTC members) double occupancy, includes Friday and Saturday night lodging, two buffet breakfasts, Friday night barbeque, Saturday wine and cheese social hour, Saturday night buffet dinner, reserved theater ticket, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon lounge parties with snacks, map packet, all taxes and gratuities. This year's theater production is Annie. Add $10 per person for non-members. Attendance is limited to 80 people. No SAG. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club (PPTC), Cheryl Phipps, 5622 Brookland Ct, Alexandria, VA 22310; phone 703-922-4079. (Updated on 6/26/03)

Sat. July 19: No Baloney Classic, Lebanon, PA. 30, 65, 100 miles on rolling terrain. Enjoy the Lebanon Valley's scenic backroads and historic villages. $10 by 7/1, $12 after; add $10 for T-shirt. Lebanon Valley Bicycle Club, c/o Deb Kreider, 105 S. Mill St., Cleona, PA 17042; 717-228-0244. (Updated on 5/2/03) 

July 19-25: Cycle Across Maryland (CAM). Start in Leonardtown and end in Columbia. One Less Car, P.O. Box 1870, Pasadena, MD 21123; phone 410-360-6755. (Updated on 1/26/03)

July 19-25 (or 19-22): Pennsylvania Greenway Sojourn, Waymart, PA to Washington Crossing, PA. This event is a family-oriented, off-road six-day tour with four 30-mile days on bicycle, one 10-mile raft trip, and one train excursion. Using rail-trails, canal tow-paths, and the Lehigh River, the excursion will travel 170 miles from Waymart in northeastern Pennsylvania to Washington Crossing, PA. There is also a 3-day option. $200 to $405. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Pennsylvania Field Office, 105 Locust St, Harrisburg, PA 17101; 717-238-1717. (Listed on 5/5/03) 

Sat. July 26: 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. Variety Club of the Delaware Valley, 1520 Locust St, Suite 900, Philadelphia, PA 19102-4496; contact: Neely Tang, phone 215-735-0803 or 800-553-7806. (Listed on 3/30/03)

Sun. July 27: Tour de Tinicum, Erwinna, PA. Ride 4-11 flat miles on the canal towpath, 24 miles mixed towpath and road, or 23/33/50 miles on the back roads of Tinicum Township over rolling to hilly terrain. Guided rides begin at 9:00am. $20 by 7/20 includes T-shirt. $25 after 7/20 but no shirt. $35 family rate. Children under 12 ride free with an adult rider. Benefits the Delaware Valley Volunteer Fire Company, 75 Headquarters Rd, P.O. Box 253, Erwinna, PA 18920; phone 610-294-9385. Contact Jennifer. (Listed on 5/28/03)

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August 2003

New Event! Sat. Aug. 2: Route 113 Heritage Corridor River to River Bicycle Tour, Souderton, PA. 25, 50, or 100 miles. The Route 113 Heritage Corridor connects two rivers and counties over 28 miles, and the 21 towns in-between. Historians say that the route used to link numerous Mennonite and Germanic communities in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. The tour itself does not take place on Route 113, but follows the corridor along lightly traveled roads rich in heritage. $30, T-shirt included with pre-registration by 7/2. Pedal Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 385, Harleysville, PA 19438; phone 215-513-9577, fax 215-513-7552. Download brochure (PDF). (Updated on 6/26/03)

Sat. Aug. 2: Princeton Event, West Windsor, NJ. New start location for 2003: Mercer County Community College, Route 535 (Edinburg Rd). Choice of 7 routes: 50, 65, or 100 miles flat; 16, 25, or 35 miles rolling; or 62 miles hilly. $25 pre-registration, postmarked by 7/18 to receive a free T-shirt. $25 after 7/18, but no shirt. Registration fee includes lunch (chili with rice and cheese, salad, rolls, iced tea, watermelon, and pastries) after the ride. Princeton Free Wheelers, Inc., P.O. Box 1204, Princeton, NJ 08542-1204; 609-882-4PFW (4739). Download brochure (PDF). (Updated on 6/2/03)

Sat. Aug. 9: Bridgeton Zoo Ride, Schalick High School, Centerton, NJ; 25, 50, or 100 miles, 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.

Sat. Aug. 9: Dog Daze Century, West Chester, PA. 27, 50, or 100 miles on rolling to hilly terrain. $12 by 8/7, $14 after. Brandywine Bicycle Club, Ann Marie Sullivan, P.O. Box 3162, West Chester, PA 19382; phone 610-644-3792. (Updated on 6/9/03)

New Event! Aug. 9-15: Adirondack & Lake Champlain Tour. a loop starting and ending in Burlington, VT. Ride through the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondacks of upstate NY. Pedal Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 385, Harleysville, PA 19438; phone 215-513-9577, fax 215-513-7552. (Listed on 2/8/03)

Sat. Aug. 16: Cedar Ridge Century, Hagerstown, MD. 62 or 100 miles through the rolling hills and civil war areas of western Maryland. Beth Schroyer, Cedar Ridge Ministries, P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21795; phone 301-582-0282 ext. 122, fax 301-582-2702. (Listed on 4/18/03)

Sat. Aug. 16: The Gilda Century, New York City, NY. The Gilda Century is a one day, 100-mile fundraising ride from Manhattan to the Hamptons to raise funds for Gilda's Club NYC, a free, non-profit cancer support center. Gilda's Club, Tony Corrao, 195 West Houston St, New York, NY 10014; phone 212-647-9700. (Listed on 4/22/03)  

Sat. Aug. 16: 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. Salisbury Lions Club, c/o Kevin Darcey, 5714 Kingsmill Dr, Salisbury, MD 21801; phone 410-860-5502.

Sat. Aug. 16: Reach The Beach, a 105-mile ride from Valley Forge Park, PA, to Stone Harbor, NJ. Registration fee plus minimum pledge. 6:30am start. Return transportation is available. The Save a Heart Fund, P.O. Box 62, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-0062. (Updated on 5/22/03)

Sun. Aug. 17: Covered Bridge Metric Century, Lancaster, PA; 15, 31, or 62 miles. 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-mile ride. Shorter routes get lunch at the end. 2,585 riders in 2002. Winner of LAB 2001 "Best Biking in America!" awards for Best Country Tour and Most Scenic ride. $10 by 7/15, $20 after. Add $15 for T-shirt, only available with pre-registration. Lancaster Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 535, Lancaster, PA 17608-0535. Download brochure (PDF 650k). (Updated on 7/13/03)

Sat. Aug. 23: Cumberland Valley Century, Clear Spring High School, Clear Spring, MD. 27, 71, or 101-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. Beth Evans, Cumberland Valley Cycling Club, P.O. Box 711, Hagerstown, MD 21740; phone 301-766-7112. Register on-line at (Listed on 6/27/03)

Sat. Aug. 23: Shore Fire Century, Middletown High School, Middletown, DE; 35, 65, or 100 miles. Ride on beautiful flat to gently rolling routes from Middletown to points west of Dover, including Maryland's eastern shore. Four rest stops on the century route. $15 pre-registration by 8/9, add $9 for T-shirt. $20 after 8/9, but no shirt. Fee includes lunch stop and event souvenir. White Clay Bicycle Club, Frank Warnock. Download brochure (PDF). (Updated on 4/30/03)

Sun. Aug. 31: Brandywine Tour, Pocopson Elementary School, Pocopson, PA. 28, 50, 65, or 100 miles. $12 by 8/23, $15 after. Delaware Valley Bicycle Club, P.O. BOX 156, Woodlyn, PA 19094-0156. (Updated on 6/10/03)

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September 2003

New Event! Mon. Sept. 1: The Donut Derby, Trexlertown, PA. The Donut Derby is a 30+ mile fun "race" over mostly flat to slightly rolling terrain. Check-points every 10 miles provide water and donuts. Racers aren't required to eat any donuts, but for every donut you eat, five minutes are deducted from your finish time. So go out and ride fast to set a PR, or ride like a turtle, eat 30 donuts and win before you're back to the finish line! $15 pre-registration by 8/18, $20 after, add $5 for lunch. Lehigh Wheelmen Association, P.O. Box 356, Bethlehem, PA 18016; Karen Winkler, phone 610-439-3992. Download flyer (PDF). (Updated on 8/13/03)

Mon. Sept. 1: Labor Day Century, McSherrystown, PA (near Hanover). 25, 50, 67, or 100 miles on rolling terrain. Hot dogs, drinks, snacks and Carmen's Homemade Ice Cream will be provided after the ride. Hanover Cyclers, 129 Baltimore St, Hanover, PA 17331. (Listed on 7/2/03)

Sept. 4-7: Great Peanut Tour, Emporia, VA. A four-day rally in beautiful and very rural Southside Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. Ride 25 to 120 miles per day on flat to rolling terrain with almost no traffic lights, housing developments, or shopping centers. 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. A real bargain if you have the camping gear, but local motels are also available. 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. (Updated on 6/3/03)

Sat. Sept. 6: Amish Country Tour, Dover, DE. 15, 25, 62, or 100-mile scenic flat routes. Mass start at 8:15am near Visitors Center, Federal St, Legislative Mall. Four food stops on the century; post-ride picnic and live music. $20 by 8/29, $25 after. Family and children's rates available. Kent County Tourism Bureau, 435 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901; phone 1-800-233-KENT or 302-734-4888. Download brochure (PDF). (Updated on 8/01/03)

Sat. Sept. 6: Monmouth County Coastal Cruise, Long Branch, NJ. 16, 31, or 62 miles. Benefits the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Registration fee + minimum pledge. Registration deadline 8/23/03. Ilene Winters, 732-263-0444. (Listed on 8/05/03)

Sun. Sept. 7: Bike4BreastCancer Pink Ribbon Ride, Havre de Grace, MD; 25, 50, 62, or 100 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 by 8/25 includes T-shirt, $30 after. Contact: Adele Snowman, Bike4BreastCancer Registration, PO Box 117, Cockeysville, MD 21030; phone 1-866-906-BIKE. (Updated on 3/1/03)

Canceled: Sun. Sept. 7: Festival of Life

Sun. Sept. 7: NYC Century Bike Tour, New York, NY. 12, 35, 55, 75, or 100 miles. The only fully urban century. Transportation Alternatives, Kit Hodge, 115 W. 30th St., #1207, New York, NY 10001; 212-629-8080. (Listed on 1/12/03)

New Event! Sun. Sept. 7: The Art Cycle - Pedaling for the Arts, Doylestown, PA. 3, 20, 35, or 55 miles. $25 pre-registration or $30 day of, except 3-mile family ride is $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 & under. Free T-shirt for riders raising $250 in pledges. Call the James A. Michener Art Museum at 215-340-9800 ext. 147 to receive more information. (Updated on 7/31/03)

Sun. Sept. 7: The Flattest Century in the East (TFCE), Tiverton, RI. Registration closed as of 6/30/2003 - at the 1,600 rider limit. If you are too late, please register earlier next year.
25, 55, 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. $26, pre-registration closes at 1,600 riders or 8/7, whichever comes first. No day-of-event 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. Download registration form (PDF). (Updated on 7/2/03)

Sun. Sept. 7: Rock 'n Ride Bike Tour, Harvey Cedars, Long Beach Island, NJ. 10 or 40 miles. $10 registration plus $50 minimum pledge. American Red Cross, Jersey Coast Chapter, 1540 West Park Ave, P.O. Box 131, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724-8871; Call Jacqueline at 732-493-9100 x225. (Listed on 7/2/03)

Sun. Sept. 7: Scenic Schuylkill Century, Philadelphia, PA. 25, 38, 62, or 100 miles. Mass start at 8:00am from Lloyd Hall, Boathouse Row, Kelly Drive. $25 by 8/27 includes long-sleeve shirt. All you can eat pizza at the finish. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP), P.O. Box 30235, Philadelphia, PA 19103. (Updated on 8/01/03)

Sun. Sept. 7: Southern Maryland Century - the Indian Head 100, Indian Head, MD. 30,63, or 100 miles. Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club, Jim Hudnall, P.O. Box 81, Oxon Hill, MD 20750; phone 301-567-0089.

Sat. Sept. 13: 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. $15 by 8/24, $20 after, add $16 for T-shirt. Baltimore Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 5894, Baltimore, MD 21282-5894. Judy Getz, 410-254-1306. (Updated on 8/01/03)

New Event! Sat. Sept. 13: Cycle to End the Cycle, Mays Landing, NJ. Ride 35 or 62 miles on flat terrain. Start from Atlantic County Park System's Estell Park Pavilion on Route 50, 3.5 miles from Mays Landing. $20 pre-registration by 9/2 includes T-shirt; $25 day-of, shirt not guaranteed. Lunch and live music after the ride. Habitat for Humanity of Atlantic County, P.O. Box 443, Pleasantville, NJ 08232; 609-487-9472. (Updated on 7/6/03)

Sat. Sept. 13: Shoo-Fly Classic, Trexlertown, PA. 12, 15, 23, 35, or 60 miles. $12 by 9/6, $15 after, includes lunch at the velodrome. Berks County Bicycle Club, Florence Fink, 227 Wexham Dr, Reading, PA 19607; phone 610-775-3695. (Updated on 7/12/03)

Sat. Sept. 13: West Wicomico Heritage Ride, Salisbury MD. 32, 50, or 62 miles on flat terrain. (Listed on 6/9/03)

Sun. Sept. 14: SCU Lake Nockamixon Century, Horsham, PA. 20, 35, 55, 63, 85, or 100-mile 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. Pre-registration: $15 members, $20 non-members. Add $3 for 25th anniversary commemorative 3/4-sleeve shirt only available with pre-registration postmarked by 8/18 or on-line by 8/22. Start from Hatboro-Horsham High School, 899 Horsham Rd. (Route 463). Join SCU and save $5 on registration! Download a membership application (PDF). Register online. Download brochure (PDF). Century Chairperson, Suburban Cyclists Unlimited, Box 401, Horsham, PA 19044; 215-362-2216. (Updated on 8/15/03)

Sat. Sept. 20: Giant Food BikeDC 2003, Washington, DC. Join 10,000 riders on this 12- or 30-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 8/8 includes T-shirt; discount for WABA members or Giant Food Bonus Card holders. $45 day of, no discounts. Washington Area Bicyclist Association, 733 15th Street N.W., Suite 1030, Washington, DC 20005-2112; 202-628-2500. (Listed on 7/2/03)

Sat. Sept. 20: Githens Center Bike-A-Thon, Lumberton, NJ. Start at the Florence L. Walther School. 10 and 25 mile rides and 1,3, and 5 mile walks begin at 10:00am. 50 and 100 mile rides begin at 8:00am. Registration fee is $35 for adults and $20 for children (waived if you raise $100 or more in pledges). Refreshments and lunch will be provided. T-shirts available for first 75 registrants. Githens Center (Burlington County Cerebral Palsy Association), 40 Cedar St, Mount Holly, NJ 08060; phone 609-261-1667, fax 609-261-1844.

Sat. Sept. 20: Jack Robinson Memorial Bike-A-Thon, McAlisterville, PA, 35 minutes north of Harrisburg. 30, 60, or 100 miles on rolling to hilly terrain. 7 loaded rest stops on the century route. Showers available after the ride. $15 pre-registration by 9/1, $25 after, plus $50 minimum pledge. The first 150 to register receive a T-shirt. Jack Robinson Bike-A-Thon, c/o United Way of Mifflin-Juniata, 13 East Third St, Lewistown, PA 17044; phone 717-248-9636. (Listed on 7/9/03)

Sat. Sept. 20: 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. The ride returns to the park for lunch after the first 25- or 50-mile loop. You may then call it a day or continue on a new loop. 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. (Listed on 1/20/03)

Sat. Sept. 20: Maryland Wine Festival Bike Tour, Westminster, MD. 8, 30, or 63 miles. American Lung Association of Maryland, 1840 York Rd, Suite M, Timonium, MD 21093; phone 1-800-642-1184 or 410-560-2120. (Updated on 7/2/03)

Sat. Sept. 20: New York to the Hamptons Challenge, New York, NY. "An AIDS ride that also fights hate crimes." Phone 1-877-612-BIKE. (Listed on 1/20/03)

Sat. Sept. 20: Ride the Rural Legacy, Reisterstown, MD. Ride 17, 36, or 62 miles on rolling to hilly terrain. Stops are located at host farms along the way, including a dairy, a foxhound kennel, and an alpaca farm. The Valleys Planning Council, Inc., P.O. Box 5402, Towson, MD 21285-5402; phone 410-337-6877. (Listed on 9/04/03)

Sat. Sept. 20: Univest Grand Prix race and Cyclosportif recreational ride, Souderton, PA. The 40 or 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. Contact Carolyn Nolan of Univest at 215-721-2521.
The organizers of the race are looking for host families to provide accommodations for the racers. Contact Kim Detweiler at 215-721-8396 if you can help. Course marshals are also needed, contact Dick Juniper at 215-721-2475. (Updated on 8/03/03)

Sun. Sept. 21: Beth El - L'Chaim ("To-Life") Bike Tour, East Windsor, NJ. Open to everybody, regardless of religious affiliation, this 18 or 36-mile bike tour is perfectly suited for riders of all abilities. The ride begins at Etra Lake Park in East Windsor. The course is mostly flat, with some rolling hills, and travels through scenic country and farm roads. $36, free T-shirt with pre-registration by 8/14. Beth El Synagogue, Attn: Bike Tour, 50 Maple Stream Rd, East Windsor, NJ 08520; fax: 609-443-2887. Download registration form (PDF). (Listed on 8/11/03)

Sun. Sept. 21: 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. (Listed on 7/2/03)

Sept. 20-21: MS150 City to Shore, Cherry Hill to Ocean City, NJ. Registration fee + minimum pledge. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, 1 Reed St., Ste. 200, Philadelphia, PA 19147; 1-800-445-BIKE. To join the SCU team for this event, contact Jody Twer (215-443-0174) or Doreen Slate. (Updated on 8/03/03)

Sun. Sept. 21: Golden Apple, Katonah, NY. (Listed on 1/5/03)

Sun. Sept. 21: Habitat for Humanity Tour, Jamesburg, NJ. 12, 25, 35, 50, 62, or 100 miles. Start from Thompson Park and ride on low-traffic back roads over rolling terrain. Bananas, energy bars, peanut butter & jelly will be available at the start, and pasta & salad when you return. $25 pre-registration by 9/17, 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). (Listed on 4/19/03)  

Sun. Sept. 21: Seahawk Metric Century, Stephen Decatur High School, Berlin, MD. Ride 40 or 62 miles over flat terrain on the Eastern Shore. $40 by 8/1, $45 by 9/1, $50 after, includes lunch and T-shirt. Extreme Dream Event Management Inc., P.O. Box 1408, Berlin, MD 21811-5408; phone 410-320-6427. Register on-line at (Listed on 7/7/03)

Sun. Sept. 21: Three Creeks Century Ride, South Middleton Park, Boiling Springs, PA (between Harrisburg and Carlisle). 25, 50, 62, 75, or 100 miles. $10 pre-registration by 8/19, add $15 for long-sleeve shirt. $15 registration after 8/19. Fee includes lunch with homemade chicken corn soup. Harrisburg Bicycle Club, c/o Cindy Dohrman, 1395 Shuman Dr, Carlisle, PA 17013. (Updated on 6/1/03)

Sun. Sept. 21: Twin Lights Ride, Highlands, NJ. 15, 30, 50, 75 miles. $40 by 9/12, $45 after. Bike New York, 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025; phone 212-932-BIKE. (Listed on 9/1/03)

Sun. Sept. 21: Walden Humane Society Bike Tour, Wallkill, NY. Four routes: "Fully Escorted Traffic Free 5 Mile Family Course", 15, 30, or 50 miles. Free food and drinks after the ride. Free bike to be raffled off, and lots of other "free stuff"! Walden Humane Society, Butch Dudas, 18 Glenwood Dr, Wallkill, NY 12589; phone 845-895-3800 ext. 123. No web site.

Sun. Sept. 21: Wheel to Heal, Freehold, NJ. Start from Michael J. Tighe Memorial Park (formerly Liberty Oak Park). Proceeds benefit kids with cancer and blood disorders. $25 pre-registration or $50 day-of event, plus $75 minimum pledge. The Institute for Children, 121 Somerset St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901; 732-247-5300 or 1-800-231-KIDS. (Listed on 5/30/03)

Sat. Sept. 27: Adams Apple Ride, Gettysburg, PA. Ride 25, 50, or 100 miles through the beautiful Adams County countryside on rolling to hilly terrain. $13 before 9/5, $18 after. Tandem Teams $15/$20 (per team). Special family rate $20/$25. Gettysburg-Adams County Chamber of Commerce, 18 Carlisle St., Ste. 203, Gettysburg, PA 17325; 717-334-8151. (Updated on 6/2/03)

Sat. Sept. 27: Amish Hundred XIV, Leonardtown, MD. 9, 31, 51, 71, 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). (Listed on 8/15/03)

Sept. 27-28: Twin Century, Newark, DE. Ride to Rehoboth Beach on Saturday, stay overnight, and return to Newark on Sunday. This year there is an optional start at 8:00am from the Park-n-Ride in Odessa to shorten each day to about 75 miles. $35.00 (double occupancy). Registration deadline: 8/31/03. White Clay Bicycle Club. Mario Nappa, 3 Oakridge Ct., Newark, DE 19711. (Updated on 8/01/03)

Sun. Sept. 28: Gap Gallop Century, Northampton (County) Community College, Bethlehem Township, PA. Ride 50 or 100 miles. The Gap Gallop Century combines great scenery, varied terrain, and low traffic to make one of the most enjoyable rides in the Northeast. Many of its miles run along the heavily wooded and sparsely populated Kittatinny Ridge (Blue Mountain). The century route crosses the ridge at Little Gap in Danielsville and then returns via the Delaware Water Gap where the Delaware River makes a spectacular cut through the ridge. Riders always appreciate the mostly downhill final 25 miles. The 50-mile route runs along the south side of the Kittatinny Ridge but does not cross the ridge. $15 pre-registration by 9/14, $20 after. Lehigh Wheelmen Association, P.O. Box 356, Bethlehem, PA 18016; Karen Winkler, phone 610-439-3992. Download flyer (PDF). Read a ride report. (Updated on 8/01/03)

Sun. Sept. 28: Grapes to Hops Bike Tour, Ringoes, NJ. A 40-mile ride on the beautiful rolling hills of Amwell Valley beginning at Unionville Winery. Pedal to the River Horse Brewery in Lambertville, and enjoy a sample from the brewery and a hot pretzel. Upon your return to the Unionville Winery you will enjoy a sampling of their wines along with a catered lunch. $25 registration + $150 minimum pledge. Gail Svenciunas, National MS Society, Mid-Jersey Chapter, 246 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755; phone: 732- 660-1005. (Listed on 8/25/03)

Sun. Sept. 28: 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 registration by 9/19, $20 after, + $40 min 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). (Updated on 8/01/03)

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October 2003

Oct. 3-5: Rehoboth Beach Weekend, Rehoboth, DE. Registration for this event is closed. Various length rides, 7-100 miles. $210, includes lodging, dinner, 2 breakfasts. No SAG. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club. Gary Nooger, phone 703-521-5333. (Updated on 9/28/03)

Sat. Oct. 4: Belleplain Fall Century, Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine, Cape May County, NJ. Two loops to ride in various combinations: 30/50/65/80/85/100 miles. Shore Cycle Club.

Sat. Oct. 4: 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. $30, New York Cycle Club, Columbus Circle Station, P.O. Box 20541, New York, NY 10023; 212-828-5711. (Listed on 8/24/03)

Sat. Oct. 4: Fall Bicycle Flea Market, Lehigh Valley Velodrome, Trexlertown, PA. $5.00, 9:00am - 2:00pm. Gretta 610-967-8033.(Listed on 2/6/03)

Sat. Oct. 4: Harford County Fall Foliage Bike Tour, Churchville, MD. Ride 7, 30, or 62 miles. Free, includes snacks at the rest stops. Harford Velo Cycling Club (HVCC). Download flyer with cue sheets (PDF). (Listed on 9/30/03)

Oct. 4-5: MS150 Bike to the Bay, Smyrna to Dewey Beach, DE. MS Society, Delaware Chapter, Two Mill Rd., Ste. 106, Wilmington, DE 19806; 302-655-5610. (Listed on 1/31/03)

Sun. Oct. 5: Pumpkin Patch Pedal, Thompson Park, Jamesburg, NJ. 25, 50, 62, or 100-mile routes through the scenic rolling farmlands of central NJ. This is a New York club but the ride takes place in New Jersey. $25 + $5 for lunch. Pre-register by 9/15 for free long-sleeve shirt. Staten Island Bicycling Association (SIBA), P.O. Box 141016, Staten Island, NY 10314; 718-948-2025. Download Brochure (PDF). (Updated on 8/13/03)

New Event! Sat. Oct. 11: KPA Bike the Pike, Greenville, DE. Ride 10 mi ($10 registration), 25 mi ($20), or 55 mi ($30). All routes utilize Kennett Pike (Route 52). The 25- and 55-mile routes also travel through beautiful Chester County, PA. (Updated on 8/25/03)

Sat. Oct. 11: Ed Sander Memorial Ride, Lilypons Water Gardens, Buckeystown, MD (approx 40 miles NW of DC). Ride 25, 35, 50, or 100 miles. The ride is in memory of Ed Sander who was killed in a training accident in August 2001. Proceeds from the event go to a scholarship fund for his son, Chris. National Capital Velo Club (NCVC). Download the event flyer (PDF). Register online at (Listed on 9/4/03)

Sat. Oct. 11: Sea Gull Century, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD. Join 6,000 riders on this major end-of-season event. Flat terrain, but Eastern Shore winds can be brutal. Pre-registration required: $55 by 8/15, $75 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). (Updated on 8/07/03) 
Contact Linda McGrane at 215-663-5291 to join the SCU group at this event.

Sun. Oct. 12: 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. 2,000 riders participated in 2002. $20 pre-registration by 10/1 includes long-sleeve T-shirt. $25 after 10/1 but no t-shirt. Download brochure (PDF). Central Bucks Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 1648, Doylestown, PA 18901. Wayne Siefert, 215-504-2140. (Updated on 8/01/03)

Sun. Oct. 12: Discover Long Island, Seaford, NY. The Wantagh State Parkway will be closed to auto traffic during the ride from the start point at Cedar Creek Park to the Atlantic Ocean and back. Ride your bike on a four-lane freeway with no cars. The route is 30 miles long, but there are official detours for those who prefer a shorter trip. For expert cyclists, you can do more than one 30-mile lap. (Listed on 10/7/03)

Sun. Oct. 12: Raul Julia Bike Challenge, Bryn Mawr, PA. 25 or 50 miles, 8:30am start from the Shipley School, Montgomery Ave. $25 by 10/11, $35 day of, pledges optional. Raul Julia Bicycle Challenge, 914 Old Lancaster Rd, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010; 610-527-3539. Download form (PDF). (Listed on 8/14/03)

Oct. 13-17: Delaware River Meander. A five-day fall foliage bicycle tour from the Delaware Water Gap to Princeton, NJ, pedaling on road and along the Delaware and Paulinskill Trails. Suzie Knable, Bike and the Like, One Houndstooth Ct, Owings Mills, MD 21117; phone 410-960-6572. (Listed on 2/11/03)

October 16-19: BikeFest - LAB National Rally For Cyclists, Madison, Florida. The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) has named Bike Florida’s “Share the Road Rally and Summit” in Madison, Florida as the site for the 2003 National Rally. The Share the Road Rally and Summit offers rides of 15-100 miles per day along the winding country roads of scenic Madison County as well as a variety of educational workshops, clinics and meetings on bicycling. 2003 marks Bike Florida's 5th Annual Share the Road Rally, as well as the first co-sponsored LAB event. BikeFest is presented by Bike Florida, LAB, the Florida Bicycle Association, the Florida Traffic & Bicycle Safety Education Program and the Madison County Tourism and Development Council. League of American Bicyclists, 1612 K St NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20006-2082. Phone: 202-822-1333, Fax: 202-822-1334. (Listed on 1/22/03)

Sat. Oct. 18: Heart of the Shore, Cambridge, MD. Ride 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. Includes T-shirt for early registrations, and lunch. $25/rider, $10/under 16, $30/family. No web site. Dorchester YMCA, 201 Talbot Ave, Cambridge, MD 21612; 410-221-0505. (Listed on 9/22/03)

Sat. Oct. 18: Tour of Hope, Washington, DC, 62 miles. The Tour of Hope, a charity cycling odyssey across the U.S. led by Lance Armstrong, offers one-day rides in Los Angeles, CA (10/11/03) and Washington, DC (10/18/03). These events are open to the first 1,500 riders who register. $100 registration + $400 minimum pledge due by 10/1. Lance Armstrong will recognize (on stage) the top fundraiser in each city. 202-955-6222 or (Updated on 8/28/03)

Sat. Oct. 18: Cycle For Safety, Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville, NJ. Ride 40, 20, or 10 miles, beginning at 10:00am, 10:30am and 11:00am, respectively. Enjoy a leisurely bike ride along the unpaved Delaware River towpath through Titusville, Lambertville, Stockton and as far as Frenchtown. A picnic will follow the rides. For those 16 and under, entry fee is $10, with no ride pledges necessary. For those 17 and older, there is a $25 registration fee and participants must raise $100 or more pledges. Brain Injury Association of New Jersey, Inc., 1090 King George Post Road, Suite 708, Edison, NJ 08837; phone 732-738-1002. (Listed on 9/15/2003)

Sat. Oct. 18: Savage Century, Newark, DE. 40, 60, 75 or 100 miles. New start location for 2003: W. L. Gore facility - 1901 Barksdale Rd. 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. This year the ride is being organized by WCBC as it was prior to three years ago. $15 by 10/11, $20 after. White Clay Bicycle Club, Gary Ferenz, 200 Fairhill Drive, Wilmington, DE 19808; phone 302-239-7415. Download brochure (PDF). (Updated on 9/28/03)

Sun. Oct. 19 (Rain date: Sun. Oct. 26): Tour de Bronx, New York, NY. A free tour of the Bronx featuring 25- and 40-mile routes. See the city's bikingest borough up close; enjoy free snacks and food and celebrate the ride with a jazz concert. Three start locations. Bronx Tourism Council, Richard Gans, 198 E. 161 Street, Suite 201, Bronx, NY 10451; phone 718-590-BRONX. Register on-line. (Listed on 8/25/03)

Sun. Oct. 19: 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 ninth annual ride. One Less Car, P.O. Box 1870, Pasadena, MD 21123; phone 410-360-6755. Download form (PDF). (Updated on 8/25/03)

Oct. 24-26: Cape May Weekend. White Clay Bicycle Club's 15th trip from Smyrna, DE to Cape May, NJ. It is a 3-day, 142-mile round trip ride at 12-mph average speed, including stops, through flat Delaware farmland. Ride 71 miles on Friday, have a free day in Victorian Cape May on Saturday, and return to Smyrna on Sunday. Highlights of the ride include beautiful fall foliage, and two cruises crossing the Delaware Bay. The event is non-profit, costing $92.50/person, and is limited to 30 people. Sue or Chuck Harris, 302-764-2644 after 6:00pm. (Listed on 2/16/03)

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