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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 2006. For future events, see Other Clubs' Events
Sun. Feb. 5, "Stop, Swap, and Save" Swap Meet, Westminster, MD.
March 1-3, National Bike Summit®, Washington, DC. League of American Bicyclists
March 11-12, The Bike Show at the new Carlisle Expo Center, Carlisle, PA. Exhibitors, shopping, seminars, and rides.
March 18-19, New Jersey Bike Show, New Jersey Expo Center, Edison, NJ. Exhibitors, shopping, seminars, and rides. Indoor test track.
Sat. March 25, 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. White Clay Bicycle Club, David Vispi, 302-995-2155. Download brochure (PDF).
Sun. March 26, Columbia's Cure Run & Ride, Centennial Park, Columbia, MD. 25-km (16-mi) ride, 5-km run/walk, 1-mi kids fun run, and fitness & nutrition expo. Benefits colorectal cancer awareness and education.
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Sat. April 1, Bicycle Club Conference, York, PA. Officers of bicycle clubs in Pennsylvania are invited to attend this meeting to learn about and share their experiences with other Pennsylvania bicycle clubs. Bicycle Access Council, 717-417-1299.
Sun. April 9, Bicycle Coalition Annual Meeting, Lloyd Hall, #1 Boathouse Row, Kelly and Water Works Drive, Philadelphia, PA; 6:30-9:00pm. Keynote address: "Why I moved Fuji Bicycles World Headquarters to Philadelphia" by Pat Cunnane, President of Fuji Bicycles. With special guest Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz. Free Buffet Dinner and Guarded Bike Parking Station. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, 215-BICYCLE. RSVP to email@example.com is appreciated if you plan on attending.
Sat. April 22, Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, Fenwick Island, DE. Ride 20, 35, or 50 miles on flat terrain. All pre-registered riders receive a free long-sleeve T-shirt along with their goody bags at check-in. 1-800-962-SURF or 302-539-2100 ext. 15.
Sat. April 22, Spring Bicycle Flea Market, Lehigh Valley Velodrome, Trexlertown, PA. $5 entry fee, open 9:00am-2:00pm. 610-395-7000
Sat. April 22, Taxing Metric, Warwick County Park, Knauertown, PA. 20, 32, or 64 miles. $12 pre-reg or $15 day-of. 610-357-6585. Download flyer ("DOC" format).
Sun. April 23, Bike Annapolis: Ride for Shelter, Annapolis, MD. Ride 5, 15, 25, or 40-miles. Benefits Light House Homeless Shelter. 410-263-3962
Sun. April 23, Girls With Gears - A Women's Cycling Event, Limerick Community Park, Limerick, PA. Ride 10, 25, or 40 miles. Benefits Carol For Heart, Inc., founded in 2003 to eradicate women's heart disease through increased awareness and education to women and those in the medical community. 610-495-0584
Sun. April 23, Horsham Rotary River Ride, Horsham, PA. Start from College Settlement Camp, 600 Witmer Road (at the yellow blinker). Ride 5, 20, 35, or 63 miles. $25 by 4/2 or $30 after. Benefits the Horsham Rotary, 215-674-9590. Download brochure (PDF).
Sun. April 23, Mark Taylor Benefit Ride, Lehigh Valley Velodrome, Trexlertown, PA. Ride 10, 25, or 50 miles. Download flyer (PDF).
Sun. April 23, Miles For Matheny, Peapack, NJ. Ride 12, 23, 32, 50 miles or "Hills of Attrition" route. Benefits the Matheny Medical and Educational Center, 908-234-0011 ext. 260.
April 28-30, Spring-n2-Cycling Weekend, Danville, PA. Ride 15-80 miles per day. Includes hotel, meals, snacks, cue sheets, but no road markings. $185. BCP, Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862.
Sat. April 29, State Police Memorial Metric Century, Hershey, PA. 28-mile Ft. Indiantown Gap loop and 34-mile Mt. Gretna loop; ride both for 62 miles. Tour the picturesque Hershey area and the pastoral Lebanon Valley. 717-533-9111 ext. 426
April 29-30, World T.E.A.M. Sports Face of America Ride, Gettysburg, PA, to Washington, DC, one way. Ride 60 miles on Saturday and 50 miles on Sunday. $75 registration + $600 minimum fundraising. The purpose of this ride is to honor and assist disabled veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Return transportation is available.
Sun. April 30, Mason-Dixon Ride for MS, Middletown, DE. 302-655-5610
Sun. April 30, Ride On for Autism Research ("ROAR"), Baltimore, MD. Ride 10 or 20 miles. 443-923-7300
Sun. April 30, Tour de Franklin, Somerset, NJ. Ride 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 - $45, includes T-shirt, indoor lunch, raffle. Also, a combined on/off-road route using Canal Road and the D&R Canal Towpath will be offered. Proceeds benefit the Franklin Township Food Bank, 732-246-0009.
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Sat. May 6, Farmlands Tour, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Ride 18, 25, 38, 50, 62, or 100 miles on Monmouth County's back roads. $20 registration by 4/22; add $5 for T-shirt and $7 for lunch which is provided by Blimpie of Lincroft. Central Jersey Bicycle Club.
Sun. May 7, SCU Quad County Metric, Green Lane Park, Deep Creek and Snyder Roads, Green Lane (Montgomery County), PA. ride 21, 31, 45, 53, 68, or 76 miles on low-traffic back roads. The 21-mile route avoids the longest climb and is suitable for casual riders. The longer routes are on rolling to hilly terrain. The 53 and 76-mile routes include the "Intensive Climbing Unit" extra hilly segment. A flat 10-mile ride on the unpaved Perkiomen Trail is also available. Registration: $20 (SCU members), $25 (non-members). Join SCU and save $5 on both the Quad County Metric and the Lake Nockamixon Century! Register by 4/15 to receive a free T-shirt. Includes marked route, cue sheet, rest stops, SAG support, and a post-ride meal. Rest stops have a large assortment of home-baked snacks. Overnight camping is available at the start location (nominal campsite fee). Suburban Cyclists Unlimited, P.O. Box 401, Horsham, PA 19044; phone 215-234-0170.
Sat. May 13, Camp to Bay Back in a Day Century, Alloway, NJ. $50 minimum donation benefiting Ranch Hope.
Sat. May 13, Bike for Bones, Limerick, PA. A 25-mile ride to benefit osteoporosis research. RSZ Orthopaedics, 610-495-0099.
Sat. May 13, Pinelands Triple Loop, Batsto, NJ. Ride one, two, or all three loops for a total of 28 to 100 miles on flat terrain. Each loop starts and ends at beautiful historic Batsto State Park where lunch is provided. Register by 4/27 for free T-shirt. Shore Cycle Club.
Sat. May 13, Tour De Talbot, Easton, MD. 20, 65, 100 mi., flat.
Mon. May 15, Cycle Faster for Cancer Research, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA. Ride 8 miles starting at 5:00PM. $25, benefiting the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Jennifer Davies, 914-366-0100.
May 15-21, Jersey Shore Pro Cycling Grand Prix
and Cyclosportif. Canceled!
Sat. May 20, BikEric, Florence, NJ. Ride 10, 20, 30, or 50 miles. Benefits "Eric Potts' Foundation" established for a paralyzed lacrosse player. $35 by 5/13 or $40 after, includes buffet lunch at finish provided by Bung's Tavern. 609-499-3857. Download flyer ("DOC" format)
Sat. May 20, Furnace Town Metric Century, Snow Hill, MD. $30 registration includes admission to Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum.
Sat. May 20, Heritage Bike Ride, Nanjemoy, MD. 16, 32, or 64 mi. Meg Romero, 301-246-9612 ext. 11.
Sat. May 20, Rotary 100 Bike Tour, Burlington, NJ. Ride 25, 50, 64, or 100 miles. $30 pre-reg or $35 day of, includes lunch. Burlington Rotary, 609-387-0030. Download brochure (PDF).
May 20-21 or May 20 only, Coast the Coast MS25/50/170, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ. National Multiple Sclerosis Society
May 20-21, Ride for the Feast, Rehoboth Beach, DE to Baltimore, MD, 140 mi one-way. $25 registration + $1,200 minimum donation. Benefits Moveable Feast, the only meal delivery program for homebound people living with AIDS in the greater Baltimore area.
Sun. May 21, Bike4Sight, Media, PA. 2, 13, 25, or 50 miles. Bike4Sight is a fund raising event benefiting the Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, eastern Pennsylvania’s premier rehabilitation and training center for people with vision loss.
Sun. May 21, Bloomin' Metric, Norwalk, CT. 25, 46, or 62-mile routes in scenic Fairfield County. Ride along the Connecticut side of Long Island Sound during the height of the dogwood and azalea flowering season. Start out on flat-rolling terrain along the coast. Longer routes go inland and up on rolling-hilly terrain. Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club
Sun. May 21, Bonkers Metric, Ridley Creek State Park (Parking Lot #15), near Media, PA. Ride 18, 35, 50, or 65 miles on rolling terrain with some hills. Pre-registration by 5/13: $18, or $25 including special club membership. Day-of-event: $25, or $32 including special club membership. Special club membership has full membership privileges but substitutes a PDF version of the club newsletter. Delaware Valley Bicycle Club.
Sun. May 21, Chester County Challenge for Cancer, West Chester, PA. ride 5, 10, 25, 50 or 63 miles through historic West Chester and the surrounding communities. Benefits the Cancer Center of Chester County and Neighborhood Hospice.
Sun. May 21, Horse Farm Tour, McSherrystown, PA, near Hanover. Ride 10, 25, 35 or 50 miles. Ride through Hanover Stables, one of the most famous standard-bred horse farms in the world, or ride the beautiful Church and Creek route. $12 by 4/25 or $16 after. Hanover Cyclers, 717-225-4194.
Sun. May 21, Dream Come True Ride or Stride, Rodale Fitness Center (opposite the velodrome), Trexlertown, PA. Pledges are optional for this charity event, but prizes will be awarded to the top fund raisers. 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.
May 26-29, Kent County Spring Fling,
Chestertown, MD. Enjoy four days of cycling on the upper Eastern Shore with meals and lodging at
College. Ride 11 to 132 miles per day on flat to gently-rolling terrain. Noted for great
food and low-traffic roads.
Baltimore Bicycle Club, Frank Anders, 410-628-4018. Download flyer
Read a ride report.
The Chestertown Tea Party Festival on May 27-29 is within walking distance of Washington College and features an historical reenactment, musicians, arts and crafts dealers, food vendors, and a 10k run. 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 27, Bike Jam, Baltimore, MD. Recreational rides, races, bike and health expo, food, beer, and live music. 410-659-6429
Sat. May 27, Shorebird Metric Century, Salisbury, MD. 15, 35, or 65 miles on flat terrain. Benefits the American Cancer Society. Dick Morris, 410-749-3121 Ext. 137.
May 30 - June 2, Skyline Drive Tour, Front Royal, VA, to Rockfish Gap, VA. 105 miles. Pedal PA, 215-513-9577.
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June 2-4 or June 3 only, Chesapeake Bay Asthma Ride Bike Tour, Salisbury, MD. American Lung Association.
Sat. June 3, Get Ready Metric, Fort Mott, Pennsville, NJ. 31 or 62 miles on flat to slightly rolling terrain. The format of this ride was changed in 2005. You can choose to ride just the first 31-mi loop, enjoy lunch by the Riverview Pavilion and call it a day, or ride both loops and enjoy lunch after a full day of riding. The second 31-mi loop has a remote start and finish at the 15-mi water/banana stop of the first loop. The second loop will have SAG but no water stop. South Jersey Wheelmen
Sat. June 3, Jack Robinson Memorial Bike-A-Thon, McAlisterville, PA, 40 miles north of Harrisburg. Jack Robinson Bike-A-Thon, c/o United Way of Mifflin-Juniata, 13 East Third St, Lewistown, PA 17044; phone 717-248-9636.
Sat. June 3, Jersey Shore Tour de Cure, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. See tour.diabetes.org for other dates and locations.
Sat. June 3, Pedal to Preserve, New Holland, PA. Ride 20 or 51-miles through Lancaster farmland. Benefits the Lancaster Farmland Trust, a private, non-profit organization working to preserve the rich and productive farmland of Lancaster County. 717-293-070.
Sat. June 3, Historic Morris Bike & Hike, Madison, NJ. Ride 2, 10, 20, or hilly 35-mile ride. Benefits Morris Habitat for Humanity.
June 3-9, Great Roads, Amish ‘n’ Mennonite Adventure, Lancaster County, PA.
Sun. June 4, PCT
Lancaster Classic, Lancaster, PA.
Professional road race - spectator and volunteer event.
In prior years, this event always took place on a Tuesday, but the Sunday date in 2006 is on the UCI calendar (UCI dates are in European format dd.mm.yyyy).
Sun. June 4, Tour de Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY. 18-mile loop. Free, but registration is required. Transportation Alternatives
Thur. June 8, PCT
Reading Classic, Reading, PA. Professional
road race - spectator and volunteer event.
Date from UCI calendar (UCI dates are in European format dd.mm.yyyy).
June 9-11, Round Up USA, Philadelphia, PA. The "small wheel and folder bike fest", Round Up is part bike rally, part trade show, and part folder-geek-fest. Free to all riders and fans of folder bikes.
June 9-11, Will Ride for Beer, Morgantown, PA.
June 9-11, Get Your Guts In Gear, New York City to Saratoga Springs, NY; 210 miles. GYGIG is a 3-day ride to raise awareness about Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and the needs of people living with ostomies. Camping accommodations will be provided; participants must supply their own tents and sleeping gear. $85 registration plus $1,850 minimum pledge.
Sat. June 10, Patuxent River Rural Legacy Ride, Croom, MD.
Sat. June 10, Philadelphia-area Tour de Cure, King of Prussia, PA. Benefits the American Diabetes Association, 610-828-5003, x4632. See tour.diabetes.org for other dates and locations.
Sat. June 10, Ride for Autism, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. 7, 13, 25, 35, 50, 62 (metric century) or 100 miles on flat to gently-rolling terrain. $30 for adults ($5 for kids), and there are no additional pledges required. Lunch of hot pasta, sandwiches, salad is $9 for adults and $4 for kids.
Sat. June 10, The Longest Day Ride, High Point, NJ, to Cape May, NJ, one-way. Ride 100 mi, 200 km, or 200 mi. Must register and join CJBC by 5/11. Central Jersey Bicycle Club, Bob Helriegel, 908-938-6559.
Sat. June 10, Tour de Solomons, Solomons Island, MD. 410-394-2770.
Sat. June 10, Tour de Cure, Morristown, NJ. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. See tour.diabetes.org for other dates and locations.
June 10-11, MS150 PA Dutch Bike Tour, Trexlertown, PA, to Kutztown, PA. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, 215-271-1500 ext. 161.
June 10-11, MS150 Tour de Shore, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 443-641-1200.
Sun. June 11, George Washington Bridge Challenge, Fort Lee, NJ. American Cancer Society
Sun. June 11, Hat City Cyclefest, Bethel, CT. Cyclefest offers 4, 16, 25, 50, 78, or 103-mile scenic rides through Fairfield and Litchfield counties.
Sun. June 11, Pedal for Prevention, Philadelphia, PA. A recreational bike ride that will take place on the Philadelphia International Championship route, including the "Manayunk Wall", at 7:00am, before the pro race. The course will be cleared of recreational riders before the pros hit the streets at 9:00am. Pedal for Prevention riders who have not completed the course by 8:50am must move to the bike path to finish the ride. $45 pre-registration or $55 day-of. Benefits the Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Sun. June 11, Philadelphia International Championship
and Women’s Liberty Classic, Logan Circle to Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA.
Professional road races - spectator and volunteer event. The USPRO Championships moved to Greenville, S.C.,
but the big international race
in Philadelphia. Roads will be closed along the race route, so bicycle to Philadelphia via the
Schuylkill River Trail or take the
rail service to Manayunk or Suburban Station. The Manayunk Station on the R6 route is only one block from "The Wall". Suburban Station at
17th St and JFK Blvd is the closest SEPTA station to the start/finish area where the race is shown on a giant video screen. Buy food, try free samples, and see product displays and sales from 40 vendors at the free Fitness Expo, located between
24th & 25th Streets across from Eakins Oval, near the Art Museum.
Date from UCI calendar (UCI dates are in European format dd.mm.yyyy).
Sat. June 17, Delaware Leap Frog, Felton, DE. Ride 32 or 64 miles on flat terrain. A leap from pond-to-pond in central and southern Delaware. The course is laid out to offer a unique look at the beautiful wet and dry scenery of central and lower Delaware. $20. Downstate Delaware Striders & Riders
Sat. June 17, Double Creek Tour, Dover (near York), PA. Ride 30 or 63 miles through scenic and lightly traveled roads of York and Adams counties. Ride along the Conewago and Bermudian creeks for which the ride was named. The Double Creek events were established to provide support to programs that benefit underinsured kids and the families who provide care for them. This year, all money raised will benefit the Healthy Community Pharmacy.
Sat. June 17, Flatlands Tour, Chesapeake City, MD. 31, 54, 63, 77, or 106 mi, flat. This is a scenic, low-cost, no-frills ride. $6, registration open day of; no pre-registration. No SAG support. Baltimore Bicycle Club, Ken Philhower, 410-437-0309. Read a ride report.
Sat. June 17, Indian Creek Roll & Stroll, Harleysville, PA. Ride 20, 39, or 64 mi rolling-hilly. $25 by 5/15 or $40 after; additional fund raising is optional but donate $150 or more to receive a Roll & Stroll cycling jersey. Charity ride benefiting the Indian Creek Foundation, 267-203-1500 ext. 322.
Sat. June 17, Valley Veloce, Lehigh Valley Velodrome, Trexlertown, PA. Routes of 25, 40, 50, 56, 100 miles or introductory clinic & ride. Lehigh Wheelmen Association's fundraiser for Lehigh Valley cycling and other community organizations. Download flyer (PDF).
Sat. June 17, Viewtrail 100, Berlin, MD. 22, 43, 66, or 106 miles on flat terrain with very few cars. $35 by 5/15 or $40 after.
Sun. June 18, Bay to Bay Ride, Betterton, MD. Ride 27-104 miles on flat terrain. No web site, more information and online registration at active.com or call 410-778-7356
Sun. June 18, Bike Freedom Valley, PA. Three starting points: Philadelphia, Rosemont, or Phoenixville. 7 ride distances: 8, 22, 32, 42, 50, 68 or 100 miles; not all distances available at all start points. Pre-register by 6/1 for a discount and T-shirt. See web site for mass start times. register online at active.com. Benefits the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, 215-242-9253.
June 23-28, Bike Virginia goes to South Side Virginia (South Hill, Emporia) and into North Carolina (Roanoke Rapids).
Sat. June 24, Abington Township (PA) Centennial Bike Tour. A 16-mile tour of the many historic and cultural sites in Abington and will feature speakers who will share information and stories at many of the locations. $20 registration, and all riders will receive a T-shirt and lunch at Hollywood Tavern, one of the stops in the historic Hollywood section of Abington known for its Spanish style architecture. The ride leaves and ends at the Welsh Rd parking lot of the Willow Grove Mall. Start at 9:00am (registration at 8:30) on a route that is at times hilly. Riders will have the opportunity to ride in groups with other riders who desire to ride at a similar speed, led by ride leaders who are familiar with the neighborhoods and featured stops. SAG support will be provided. Doug Wendell, 215-576-5213.
Sat. June 24, ALS Express, one-way rides ending in Wildwood, NJ. Start from Dennis Township, Vineland, or Blackwood for 20, 45, or 70 miles, respectively. All routes end at Morey's Piers, and pre-registration includes two free unlimited-access passes to all Morey-owned amusements and water parks on June 24. Benefits ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) awareness and research. Return transportation is available for $20. Phone 1-877-GEHRIG-1 or 215-643-5434.
Sat. June 24, Lutheran Charities Steeple Chase Bike-A-Thon, St. John Lutheran Church, Center Square, PA. Ride 18-100 miles. For the longer distance riders, lunch will be served at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Obelisk. There will also be food available at the end of the ride. Registration: $20 by 6/10 or $25 after + $50 minimum pledge. Benefits Lutheran Charities. 610-825-9360, ext. 202 or 212.
Sat. June 24, Miles For Mission: Katrina Relief, Yardley United Methodist Church, Yardley, PA. Ride 10 (canal path), 20, 40, or 63 miles. A group of volunteers from Yardley United Methodist Church will be working with United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) to help provide Hurricane Katrina relief in Gulfport, Mississippi. Proceeds of this ride will help buy the materials needed to rebuild homes devastated by the hurricane. 215-493-3345. Download flyer (PDF).
June 24-30, MOOSA Tour, Maine-Vermont-New Hampshire-Quebec. Join the SCU group at this ride.
Sun. June 25, French Creek Iron Tour, Pottstown , PA. Ride 15, 40 or 60 miles on lightly traveled country roads through beautiful and historic areas of northern Chester County; rolling hills. 610-469-0150
Sun. June 25, Princeton Tour de Cure, Lambertville, NJ. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. See tour.diabetes.org for other dates and locations.
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Sun. July 2, Delaware Double Cross, Middletown High School, Middletown, DE. Ride 31 or 62 miles on flat terrain. Sponsored by the White Clay Bicycle Club, this event is the shortest and flattest state double crossing in the United States - only 31 miles! The metric century features a second 31-mile loop that takes riders through Delaware farmland. Ed McNulty, 302-834-7429. Register online at active.com
Sun. July 9, American Cancer Society Bike-a-Thon, one-way rides to Mays Landing, NJ. Three start locations: Philadelphia - Ben Franklin Bridge (62.5 or 100 mi), Cherry Hill, NJ (43 mi), or Hammonton, NJ (28 mi). $110 by 6/5, $135 6/6 to 7/6, or $160 7/7 to 7/9. 215-985-5401
July 13-16, Cycle Across Maryland (CAM) Weekend and LAB National Rally, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD. $125 registration includes 3 days of supported riding and one day of unsupported rides, all with cues sheets and marked routes on flat terrain. Free camping, or add $100/$125 for double/single dorm room. $40 meal plan (three breakfasts and two dinners). One Less Car, 410-360-6755. (For directions, Mapquest is the only mapping site that shows UMES Blvd.)
July 14-16, Shenandoah Valley Bicycling Weekend, Mt. Jackson, VA. PPTC, Darwin Roberts, 703-521-7277.
July 21-23, MS Bike Tour, Elizabethtown, PA. For 2006, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Central Pennsylvania Chapter's rally moves from Gettysburg College to Elizabethtown College in Lancaster County. 717-652-2108.
Sat. July 22, Irish Pub Tour de Shore, Philadelphia, PA. This is a 65-mile one-way bike tour from the Irish Pub in Philadelphia (20th & Walnut) to the Irish Pub in Atlantic City. All participants must raise $125 in advance or $175 day-of in pledge donations that benefit Project H.O.M.E., a Philadelphia charity that helps people break the cycle of homelessness. After the ride, all participants are invited to an outdoor deck party with barbecued food, drinks, DJ, and raffle. 215-568-5603. Register online
July 22-23, Keystone MS 150, Hollidaysburg, PA (near Altoona) to University Park, PA. Hollidaysburg, PA. Registration fee + $200 minimum donation.
July 22-28, Pennsylvania Greenway Sojourn, from the Poconos to Philadelphia, 200 miles on rail-to-trail bike paths and multi-use trails wherever possible. Highlights: cycling Lehigh Gorge, Schuylkill River & Perkiomen Trails, 1-day rafting, heritage activities at Jim Thorpe & Valley Forge. Camping, sag, catered meals.
Sat. July 29, Dream Ride, Marietta, PA. Ride 10-100 mi, rolling-hilly.
Sat. July 29, River to River Bicycle Tour, Telford, PA. Ride 25, 50 or 100 miles between the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers. Most of the route is along lightly traveled roads adjacent to Route 113. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Route 113 Heritage Corridor Partnership. 215-513-9577
Sun. July 30, Tour de Tinicum, Erwinna, PA. Ride 4-11 mi on flat unpaved towpath; longer on-road routes are rolling-hilly. See website for distances. Benefits the Delaware Valley Volunteer Fire Co.
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Sat. Aug. 5, Dog Daze Century, West Chester, PA. 27, 50, or 100 mi routes. $12 pre-reg or $15 day of, includes lunch. 610-357-6585
Sat. Aug. 5, Princeton Event, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ. Choice of routes: flat/rolling: 20, 35, 50, 65, 100 miles; almost hilly: 65 miles. Pre-register by 7/24 for free T-shirt. Princeton Free Wheelers' 609-882-4PFW (4739).
Aug. 11-13, Allenberry Resort & Playhouse Bicycling Weekend, Boiling Springs, PA (between Harrisburg and Carlisle). Registration has closed for this event. Scenic rides range in length from 11 to 75 miles on low-traffic roads, rolling-hilly. There will be featured rides each day led by the trip leaders, or ride on your own using the supplied cue sheets. The 57-acre Allenberry Resort has a large swimming pool, hot tub, and lighted tennis courts. Registration includes tickets to this year's theater production, Into the Woods (Sondheim musical). No SAG or road markings. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club (PPTC), Darwin Roberts, 703-521-7277 or Cheryl Phipps, 703-922-4079.
Sat. Aug. 12, Bridgeton Zoo Ride, Schalick High School, Centerton, NJ. Ride 25, 50, 75, or 100 miles by combining 25- and 50-mile flat loops that pass by the Bridgeton City Zoo, and a second 50-mile loop on rolling terrain to Mullica Hill. South Jersey Wheelmen
Sat. Aug. 12, Eat A Peach Challenge, Westminster, MD. Ride 12, 33, 40, 67, or 100 miles over rolling to hilly terrain in Carroll and Frederick counties. The sponsors say that the century route, with 7,000-feet of climbing, is one of the toughest one-day rides in Maryland. Held in conjunction with the Carroll County Farmer's Market Peach Festival. $40 by 8/1 or $45 after, benefits the Brain Injury Association of Maryland (BIAM), 410-448-2924.
Sat. Aug. 12, Habitat for Humanity Tour, Thompson Park, Jamesburg, NJ. Ride 12, 25, 35, 50, or 64 miles on tree-shaded back roads over flat to rolling terrain. Fund-raising pledges are optional for this charity ride. Benefits Middlesex County Habitat for Humanity, 732-634-5360.
Sat. Aug. 12, Ride To See, Galena, MD. Ride 15-100 miles through Kent County, MD, on flat to gently rolling terrain. Benefits Galena Lions Charities. No web site; register on-line at Active.com or call 410-648-9985.
Sat. Aug. 19, Cumberland Valley Century, Clear Spring, MD. 25, 65, or 101 miles. Cumberland Valley Cycling Club (CVCC)
Sat. Aug. 19, Knights for Sight Metric Century, Winter Place Park, Salisbury, MD. Ride 15, 35, or 65 miles on flat terrain. Benefits the Salisbury Lions Club.
Sun. Aug. 20, Covered Bridge Metric Century, Lancaster, PA. Ride 15, 31, or 62 mi through Pennsylvania's most famous rural scenery including seven covered bridges (on the 62-mi route). The terrain is rolling with a few hills on the 62-mi ride and flat to moderately rolling on 31-mi & 15-mi rides. 3,285 riders in 2006. $15 mail-in or $13 online by 7/21; $25 after 7/21. Lancaster Bicycle Club
Sun. Aug. 20, Ramapo Rally, Mahwah, NJ. Ride 12, 25, 43, 62, or 100 miles rolling-hilly through the farm and lake country of NJ and NY. New start location - Campgaw Mountain County Park. Register by 8/1 to receive a compact first aid kit. BTCNJ
Sat. Aug. 26, Cedar Ridge Century, Hagerstown MD. 310-582-0282, ext. 122.
Sat. Aug. 26, Shorefire Century, Middletown, DE. Ride 35, 65, or 100-mile scenic routes through flat to gently rolling farmland in central Delaware. White Clay Bicycle Club, Mary Clare Matsumoto, 302-731-1430. Read a ride report.
Sun. Aug. 27, SCU Lake Nockamixon Century, Central Bucks South High School, 1100 Folly Rd, Warrington, PA 18976. New start location for 2006! Ride 25-100 miles on scenic new routes in Bucks County over rolling terrain with a few hills. $20 (SCU members), $25 (non-members), includes marked route, cue sheet, rest stops, SAG support, and a post-ride meal (with vegetarian option). Rest stops have a large assortment of home-baked snacks. Winner of LAB's "Best Century" award. Suburban Cyclists Unlimited, P.O. Box 401, Horsham, PA 19044; phone 215-234-0170.Download brochure (PDF).
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Sat. Sept. 2, Nanticoke River Bike Tour, Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave, Seaford, DE. Ride 15, 30, or 64 flat miles along the scenic Nanticoke River in rural Delaware and Maryland. Two of the routes include a crossing of the river via the historic Woodland Ferry. $30, includes T-shirt, water bottle, lunch. Benefits the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. Contact Ron MacArthur, 302-629-9788 (days), 302-629-3466 (nights)
Sun. Sept. 3, Brandywine Tour, Pocopson Elementary School, near Chadds Ford, PA. Ride 25, 50, 68, 80, or 100 miles through the beautiful Brandywine River Valley. Pre-registration by 8/26: $18, or $25 including special club membership. Day-of-event: $25, or $32 including special club membership. Special club membership has full membership privileges but substitutes a PDF version of the club newsletter. Delaware Valley Bicycle Club (DVBC)
Sun. Sept. 3, Save-A-Limb Bike Tour, Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, MD. 15, 30, 60 miles. Meet Bob Roll, MC of the post ride picnic, and buy raffle tickets for a chance to win a Cannondale R700 Road Bike. $75, Benefits the International Center for Limb Lengthening, part of the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, at the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Sharon Nevins, 410-336-5012. Register online at www.active.com
Mon. Sept. 4, Donut Derby, Trexlertown, PA. This is a 35-mi fun race with two rest stops where racers can get water and eat donuts. For every donut eaten, minutes are deducted from your official finish time. Lehigh Wheelmen Association
Mon. Sept. 4, Labor Day Century, McSherrystown, PA, near Hanover. Ride 25, 50, 65, or 100 mi through scenic York and Adams Counties. Hanover Cyclers
Sept. 7-10, Great Peanut Tour, Emporia, VA. Enjoy four great days of riding in very rural southside Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. This event is known for having the most rest stops and most varied selection of snacks. All rides begin at the Cattail Creek RV Park and Campground. A real bargain if you have the camping gear, and local motels are also available. 800-449-2453
Sat. Sept. 9, Amish Country Tour, Dover, DE. Ride 15, 25, 50, 62 or 100 miles on flat terrain. Route begin and end at Legislative Mall in historic downtown Dover. All routes include up to 4 food stops, including the famous Amish Schoolhouse stop where you can enjoy homemade cookies, muffins and pies. Mass start at 8:15am with police traffic control through Dover. $27, includes picnic lunch and live music after the ride. 800-233-5368
Sat. Sept. 9, Civil War Century, Thurmont, MD. Ride 25 mi flat, 50 or 62 mi rolling, 77 or 105 mi hilly, on low-traffic roads. Ride through famous historical sites with breathtaking scenery. Baltimore Bicycle Club, Howard Rosenbaum, 410-653-2363.
Sat. Sept. 9, Peach Festival Ride, Harleysville, PA. 20 or 45 mile options (+ optional ride to Univest Race), $20 by 8/9 to receive free T-shirt or $30 day of event. Flat to rolling hills, peaches and ice cream for all riders. 215-721-1817
Sat. Sept. 9, Univest Grand Prix professional race and Cyclosportif recreational ride, Souderton, PA. Just watch the race, or ride the Cyclosportif, and see the finishing circuits of the race. For 2006, the Univest Grand Prix will be a professional race, one of only six UCI-sanctioned races in the United States. The Cyclosportif is a 40- or 60-mile ride, open to the public and held on the same hilly route as the Univest Grand Prix. The Cyclosportif begins at 8:00am, three-hours before the start of the Grand Prix race. Cyclosportif riders finishing within the five-hour time limit will be eligible for over $5,000 in cycling equipment and prizes from Bianchi, Bicycling Magazine, and Festina Watches.
Sun. Sept. 10, ArtCycle, Doylestown, PA. Ride 20, 38, or 63 miles, and watch the Univest Criterium. Benefits the James A. Michener Art Museum's Educational Programs. 215-340-9800
Sun. Sept. 10, Bike the Beach, Fairfield, CT. Ride 10, 20, or 45 miles flat-to-rolling, or 62 miles into hillier terrain. Start from Jennings 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. 100% of the funds raised from Bike the Beach will be used to benefit people with mental retardation through the activities of the Probus Club of Greater Bridgeport. 203-255-2487
Sun. Sept. 10, Country Roads Bicycle Tour, Warwick, NY. Ride on low-traffic roads through the varied landscape of Orange County, in New York’s Hudson Valley. Orange County Bicycle Club (OCBC)
Sun. Sept. 10, The Flattest Century in the East (TFCE), UMass Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA. Registration closed on May 5 at 1,800 riders. No day-of-event registration. Ride 35-100 mi on flat to gently-rolling terrain through scenic coastal shoreline, forests, and marshlands of southeastern Rhode Island and Massachusetts. 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." (2,400 ft of climbing on the century route.) This ride is limited to 1,800 riders, and is expected to sell out in May. NBW-TFCE, P.O. Box 41177, Providence, RI 02940-1177. Download registration form (PDF). Read a ride report.
Sun. Sept. 10, Livestrong Ride, Philadelphia, PA. 10, 40, 70, 100 mi. $50 registration fee + $500 minimum donation. Lance Armstrong Foundation, 877-743-3577.
Sun. Sept. 10, NYC Century Bike Tour, New York, NY. 15, 35, 55, 75, or 100 miles. Transportation Alternatives
Sun. Sept. 10, Rock 'n Ride Bike Tour, Harvey Cedars, Long Beach Island, NJ. Ride 10 or 40 miles. Benefits the American Red Cross, 888-853-6550 ext. 227.
Sun. Sept. 10, Scenic Schuylkill Century, Lloyd Hall, #1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, PA. Ride 25, 38, 65, or 100 miles. $20 (BCP members), $25 (non-members), includes breakfast at the start, four fully-stocked rest stops on the century, and pizza at the end. Pre-register by 9/1 to receive armwarmers. Winner of LAB's "Best Century" award (1997). Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP).
Sun. Sept. 10, Southern Maryland Century - the Indian Head 100, Indian Head, MD.
Sun. Sept. 10, Univest Criterium, Doylestown, PA. Professional race - spectator and volunteer event. Start time: 11:00am, estimated finish time: 12:50pm.
Sept 10-15, Great Ride Around the Mountains of PA, Lehigh Valley to up into the Pocono Mountains.
Sat. Sept. 16, Jersey Devil Century, Parvin State Park, Centerton, NJ. Ride 25, 50, 75, or 100 miles by combining loops from the central food stop; flat terrain. South Jersey Wheelmen
Sat. Sept. 16, Maryland Wine Festival Asthma Bike Tour, Carroll County Agriculture Center, Westminster, MD. Ride 8, 31, or 62 miles through the rolling hills of Carroll County. $35 registration + $75 minimum donation. Pledge $200 or more to receive a free Wine Festival Ticket (includes commemorative wine glass and coupons for tasting). American Lung Association of Maryland, 800-642-1184 or 410-560-2120 ext. 210.
Sat. Sept. 16, Shoo-Fly Classic, Lehigh Valley Velodrome, Trexlertown, PA. Scenic low-traffic 12, 25, 38, or 62-mi routes on rolling-hilly terrain. Includes huge lunch buffet on the velodrome deck overlooking the track. Berks County Bicycle Club. Read a ride report.
Sept. 16-17, MS150 City to Shore Bike Tour, Cherry Hill to Ocean City, NJ. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, 215-271-1500 ext. 161.
Sun. Sept. 17, Hillier Than Thou, Washington, NJ. Ride the Highlands Region in northwest NJ on scenic low-traffic roads: 50 or 62 miles on hilly terrain, or 75 or 100 miles (optional open road race/time trial) on very hilly terrain. 10,250 ft climbing on the 100. New for 2006 is a hybrid/cyclocross/ATB course of less than 50 miles with 20+ miles of dirt roads. Register online at Active.com
Sun. Sept. 17, Historic Back Roads Century, Berryville, VA. Ride 13, 25, 50, 62, or 100 miles through the gently rolling, scenic Shenandoah Valley in Virginia and West Virginia. PPTC.
Sun. Sept. 17, Hops to Hops MS Bike Tour, Lambertville, NJ. The Hops to Hops Bike Tour is a 40-mile fall ride through scenic New Jersey. Ride the beautiful and challenging, rolling hills of Amwell Valley while enjoying the breath taking views of the fall foliage. Start and end at the River Horse Brewery where you will enjoy a sampling of beer along with a catered lunch. $25 registration + $150 minimum donation.
Sun. Sept. 17, Ride for Missing Children, Pier Village, West Long Branch, NJ. Ride 10, 25, or 50 miles on flat terrain. Cyclists will have the opportunity to take in both the natural scenery of the inland areas as well as the lovely ocean views along the Jersey Shore. Benefits the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Register online at Active.com
Sun. Sept. 17, Three Creek Century, Carlisle, PA. Ride 25, 50, 75 or 100 mi along three scenic creeks in Cumberland County. Picnic after the ride on homemade chicken corn soup and fresh baked goods. Register online at active.com. Harrisburg Bicycle Club
Sun. Sept. 17, Wissahickon Mountain Bike Poker Run, Philadelphia, PA. Ride at your own pace on one of three off-road courses, beginner, intermediate, or advanced, through the majestic urban oasis of the Wissahickon Valley Park. Proceeds of your $20 registration (kids 12 and under $5) will help maintain and rebuild the trails. Grab a card at each of 5 checkpoints to build your poker hand. The best poker hands win prizes from our sponsors.
Sat. Sept. 23, Black Rock Bike-a-Thon, Quarryville, PA. 25, 50, or 100-mile loops, $100 minimum donation; 125 mi one-way ride to Rehoboth Beach, DE, $300 minimum donation.
Sept. 23-24 or 23-26, Cycling For Life, Hummelstown, PA (near Hershey). Ride two or four days on a different 63- or 100-mile ride each day. Benefits the Four Diamonds Fund, which in turn helps children fighting cancer at the Penn State Children's Hospital. $100 registration + $200 (2-day ride) or $400 (4-day ride) minimum donation. Includes hotel lodging, three riders per room.
Sun. Sept. 24, Pink Ribbon Ride, Tydings Park, Havre de Grace, MD. Ride 4, 8, 25, 50, 62, or 100 miles. Benefits the Harford County Tobacco and Cancer Coalition and The Red Devils. $25 pre-registration by 9/11 or $25 after. Add $15 for T-shirt, only available with pre-registration. Register online at active.com
Sept. 27 - 30, Tour de Pines, Pinelands National Reserve, NJ. Ride 1-5 days on this free bicycle tour of the New Jersey Pinelands. Oct. 1 ride has been canceled. A different 40-to-69-mile loop will be available each day. This is an unsupported ride. Participants are required to provide their own transportation between start locations, food, and lodging. Cue sheets will be provided, and food stores and restaurants will be be noted. For more information, contact Mike, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, 17 Pemberton Rd, Southampton, NJ 08088; phone 609-859-8860 x24.
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, NJ Ride Against AIDS, High Point State Park, NJ, to Cape May, NJ, 250 miles. $1,500 minimum donation.
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, Weekend in Lancaster, PA. Enjoy three days of scenic cycling, lodging at the Mill Stream Country Inn on Friday and Saturday nights, buffet dinner on Saturday night at the Bird-in-Hand Restaurant and more. Baltimore Bicycling Club
Sat. Sept. 30, Belleplain Fall Century, Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine, NJ. The ride consists of two main loops, each containing a short or long route option. Loop #1 (morning loop) consists of a 35 or 50 mile route. Loop #2 (afternoon loop) consists of a 28 or 50 mile route. Shore Cycle Club
Sat. Sept. 30, Breakaway New Jersey, Fort Dix, NJ. Ride 40 or 72 miles through some of New Jersey's scenic back-country roads and U.S. Army base Fort Dix. Breakaway has received special permission from the Army to ride through some of its restricted roads. $80 by 6/30, $90 by 8/13 or $100 after; includes cycling jersey, refreshments, and live band. No extra processing fee to register online.
Sat. Sept. 30, Githens Center Bike-A-Thon, Bobby's Run Elementary School, 40 Dimsdale Rd, Lumberton, NJ. Ride 10, 25, 50, or 100 miles. $35 for individuals (free if you get over $100 in pledges); $50 for families. Benefits Githens Center, Burlington County Cerebral Palsy Association, 40 Cedar St, Mount Holly, NJ 08060; phone 609-261-1667.
Sat. Sept. 30, H. Ray Wertz Ride to Read, Little Buffalo State Park, Newport, PA. Ride 3, 15, 30, 60, or 100 mi into western Perry County so expect some hilly terrain. Benefits the Newport Public Library.
Sat. Sept. 30, Project Freedom Bike Tour, Robbinsville, NJ. Ride 10, 25, 40, or 68 miles. $20 by 9/15 or $25 after, includes BBQ and refreshments after the ride. "Project Freedom is dedicated to developing, supporting, and advocating opportunities for independent living for persons with disabilities." Robbinsville is located between Trenton and Allentown, NJ, in Washington Township. Download flyer (PDF).
Sat. Sept. 30, Susquehanna Valley Rally, Danville, PA. Ride 25, 30, or 60 miles through the scenic Susquehanna Valley. 570-275-5200
Sat. Sept. 30, Twin Lights Ride, Sandy Hook, NJ. 15, 30, 50, 75, or 100 miles. $45; raise additional funds for LAF to receive perks.
Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, MS150 Bike to the Bay, Dover, DE to Rehoboth Beach, DE.
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Sun. Oct. 1, Girasole - LiveStrong Charity Ride, Hopewell, NJ (near Princeton). Choice of 3 routes: 64 mi rolling-to-hilly, 32 mi rolling-to-hilly, or 35 mi flat-to-rolling. $10 pre-reg or $20 day of + $50 minimum donation. No web site; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form.
Sun. Oct. 1, Pumpkin Patch Pedal, Thompson Park, Jamesburg, NJ. Ride 25, 50, 62, or 100 miles through the rolling farmlands of central New Jersey during the peak of the fall harvest season. Register by 9/14 to receive a long-sleeve T-shirt. SIBA
Sun. Oct. 1, Ride, Walk & Stroll for Rett (Rett Syndrome), Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Ride 7, 13, 25, 35, 50, or 62 miles on flat to gently-rolling terrain through beautiful Monmouth County, NJ. $15 by 9/19 or $20 after + $40 minimum pledge.
Sun. Oct. 1, She Got Bike!, Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, MD. A day of cycling, music and fun in celebration of women's cycling. Three rides (14, 25, or 45 miles) for women only, on some of Baltimore's most scenic roads, and a women's-specific cycling expo and fashion show. $14. Download flyer (PDF). Register online
Sun. Oct. 1, Tour for Breath, Westlakes Corporate Park, Berwyn, PA. 15, 35, or 63 miles, and guided kids ride. $35 includes t-shirt and lunch by Carrabba's Italian Grill. A bike clinic (learn basic biking skills, tire change, bike maintenance, etc.) will be held on September 23 for an additional $50 donation. Join us after your ride for the victory party with music, lunch, entertainment and more! Benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 610-325-6001. Register online
Registration closed! Oct. 6-9, York Tour de Pink, New York City, NY, to Hershey, PA, 220-miles one-way. $80 registration + $2,500 minimum donation. Hotel lodging - no camping. Limited to 100 riders. Benefits the Young Survival Coalition ("YSC"). With more than 10,000 members in 30-plus countries, the YSC is the only international network dedicated to the critical concerns unique to young women with breast cancer.
Sat. Oct. 7, Cycle for Kid's Sake, Burlington, NJ. Ride 20, 40, 65, or 100 miles on flat to rolling terrain. BBQ after the ride. Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Burlington County, 129 High St, Mount Holly, NJ 08060; phone 609-261-4960.
Sat. Oct. 7, Fall Bicycle Flea Market, Lehigh Valley Velodrome, Trexlertown, PA. $5 entry fee, open 9:00am-2:00pm. 610-395-7000
Sat. Oct. 7, Sea Gull Century, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD. Ride 63 or 100 miles on very flat terrain. The century route goes to Assateague Island. The weekend activities include unsupported rides on Oct. 6 and 8, or do your own rides with these cue sheets. Pre-reg: $55 by 8/30 or $75 after. $90 on-site 10/6-7.
Sun. Oct. 8, Cycle for the Red Cross, Tabernacle, NJ. Ride 12, 20, 40, 50, 64, or 100 miles on lightly-traveled back roads in Burlington County. $30 pre-reg or $35 day of, includes lunch. Richard Lewis, 609-387-0030. Download brochure (PDF). Register online at active.com
Sun. Oct. 8, Gap Gallop Century, Bethlehem, PA. 50, 68 (new!), or 100 mi. The Gap Gallop’s great scenery, varied terrain and lightly traveled roads make it one of the most enjoyable centuries in the Northeast. The 100-mile route crosses the Kittatinny Ridge at Little Gap in Danielsville, then meanders for miles through the heavily wooded and sparsely populated countryside north of the mountain. The Gallop returns via the Delaware Water Gap, where the Delaware River makes a spectacular cut through the ridge. Riders always appreciate the predominately downhill final 25 miles. The new 68-mile option crosses Little Gap with the 100, but returns through Wind Gap. The 50-mile option on rolling terrain runs along the south side of Blue Mountain without crossing the ridge. Lehigh Wheelmen Association. Download brochure (PDF). Register on-line at Active.com. Read a ride report.
Sat. Oct. 14, Escape New York Century, New York, NY. Ride 50, 62, or 100 miles. All rides leave from and return to Manhattan and offer picture-postcard views of the Hudson River and Palisades as you cross the George Washington Bridge.
Sat. Oct. 14, Savage Century, Newark, DE. 40, 60, 75, or 100 miles, rolling to hilly. The major climbs are on the 75- and 100-mile routes. White Clay Bicycle Club, Gary Ferenz 302-239-7415 or Joe Lazorick 302-239-7328.
Sun, Oct. 15, Covered Bridges Ride, Erwinna, PA. Ride 20 or 30 miles on flat terrain, or 33, 50, or 63 miles on rolling-to-hilly terrain. Travel through up to six historic covered bridges on this very scenic ride through the colorful autumn foliage in Bucks County. Hybrid or mountain bikes are recommended for the 20- and 30-mile rides. $25, includes lunch; pre-register by 9/30 for free long-sleeve T-shirt. Register online at Active.com. CBBC
Oct. 15-20, C&O Canal Tour, MD. Ride on the unpaved canal towpath.
Oct. 15-20, Great Ride Around the Mountains of PA, Lehigh Valley to up into the Pocono Mountains.
Oct. 20-22, BCP Annual Fall Foliage Weekend, Hanover, PA. Hanover is located southwest of Harrisburg, west of York, and approximately 14 miles east of Gettysburg. The surrounding countryside is filled with peaceful landscapes, horse farms, and Civil War landmarks. Package includes accommodations at the Hampton Inn of Hanover, with indoor pool and whirlpool. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia, Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862.
Oct. 20-22, Fall Foliage Bike Festival, Staunton, VA. Scenic rides in the Shenandoah Valley on rolling countryside with some short steep climbs.
Oct. 20-22, Rehoboth Beach Weekend, Rehoboth Beach, DE. Includes meals and beach-front hotel accommodations. Flat terrain. PPTC
Sun. Oct. 22, Dystonia Ride for a Cure, Essex Valley School, West Caldwell, NJ. Ride 20 or 40 miles. $35, benefits Dystonia Medical Research Foundation. No web site - phone 973-228-2765 or register online at Active.com
Sun. Oct. 22, Tour de Bronx, New York, NY. Rain date: Sunday, October 29. New York's largest free cycling event.
Sun. Oct. 22, Tour du Port, Baltimore, MD. 8, 15, or 22-mile tours of downtown Baltimore. $25 by 10/13 or $30 after. One Less Car, 410-360-6755.
Oct. 27-29, Cape May Tour, NJ.
Sat. Oct. 28, Between The Waters Bike Tour, Onancock, VA. Ride 20, 40, 60, or 100 miles on the eastern shore; flat terrain. Benefits Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore.
Sat. Oct. 28, The Great Pumpkin Ride of Delaware, Townsend, DE. Ride 7.5, 30, or 62 miles on quiet rural roads over flat terrain. Benefits the Krysti Bingham Cerebral Palsy Foundation, "committed to providing assisted independent living, housing, and services to adults with Cerebral Palsy, helping to avoid unnecessary institutionalization and providing a 'home life' setting for eligible residents." Download brochure (PDF).
Nov. 3-5, PPTC Charlottesville Weekend, Charlottesville, VA. Ride 20-75 miles per day through the beautiful Virginia countryside, Monticello, the University of Virginia campus, and the numerous vineyards of the Charlottesville region.
Sun. Nov. 12, Amgen Breakaway From Cancer Fundraising Ride, Washington, DC. A 25-mi tour of Northwest Washington DC and Montgomery County, Maryland. Participants will have the opportunity to meet Discovery Channel® professional cycling team member George Hincapie. The top 10 fundraisers can ride with George in a special “Breakaway” start. Register online at Active.com
Nov. 29 - Dec. 4, FestiVELO de Charleston, Charleston, SC. 340+ miles of recreational cycling with the most breathtaking scenery the South has to offer. Ten different ride options from 7-100 miles: guided bicycle tours of Charleston's historic downtown, family rides, 4 metrics, and 2 full centuries. 843-303-3334
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