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This calendar is presented by Suburban Cyclists Unlimited, P.O. Box 401, Horsham, PA 19044. This page lists the events of 2007. For future events, see the 2008 Calendar of Events
Sunday, Feb. 4, "Stop, Swap, and Save" Swap Meet, Westminster, MD.
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March 14-16, National Bike Summit®, Washington, DC. League of American Bicyclists
Saturday, March 24, Pennsylvania 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.
Sat. March 31, 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
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Saturday, April 14, Taxing Metric Century, Warwick County Park, Knauertown, PA. 20, 32, or 64 miles. $17 pre-reg or $20 day-of, includes well-stocked water stops with fresh fruits, snacks, and baked goods; lunch stop with hot homemade soups. Brandywine Bicycle Club. Download flyer (PDF).
Sunday, April 15, Bike Annapolis: Ride for Shelter, Annapolis, MD. Ride 5, 15, 25, or 40-miles. Benefits Light House Homeless Shelter. 410-263-3962
Saturday, April 21, Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, Fenwick Island, DE. Ride 20, 35, or 50 miles on flat terrain. 1-800-962-SURF or 302-539-2100
Sunday, April 22, Girls With Gears - A Women's Cycling Event, Limerick Community Park, Limerick, PA. Ride 5, 15, 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.
Sunday, April 22, Miles For Matheny, Peapack, NJ. Ride 12, 23, 32, 50 miles or "Hills of Attrition" route. Benefits the Matheny Medical and Educational Center.
Sunday, April 22, Ride On for Autism Research ("ROAR"), Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, MD. Ride 10 or 25 miles. Benefits autism research at Kennedy Krieger Institute, 443-923-7300.
Sunday, April 22, Tour de Scranton, Scranton, PA. Ride 5, 16, 35, or 50 miles. Benefits The Erin Jessica Moreken Drug & Alcohol Treatment Fund.
April 27-29, Lewes Delaware Weekend. Ride 20-65 miles per day on flat terrain. Motel accommodations. PPTC
Saturday, April 28, ALS Association pedALS for Hope, Columbia, MD. Ride 10, 25, or 50 miles. $40 registration includes an event T-shirt + $150 suggested fundraising minimum. Benefits the ALS Association DC/MD/VA Chapter.
Saturday, April 28, Pedals Around the World Spring Ride, Washington Crossing Park, PA, at the General Greene Pavilion. Ride 10 or 25 miles. The Pedals Around the World Project is an initiative that collects used bikes and connects them to people in need all over the world. His Work In Progress, 215-741-4947
Saturday, April 28, Rally in the Valley, Wissahickon Valley Park, Philadelphia, PA. This is an off-road mountain bike event. There will be 3 marked courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced riders. There will also be a kids area and a few obstacles for all riders to try their skill. PMBA - Philadelphia Mountain Bike Association.
Saturday, April 28, State Police Memorial Metric Century, Hershey, PA. Ride 5.5 mi, 15 mi, 31-mi Ft. Indiantown Gap loop, or 31-mi Mt. Gretna loop; combine latter two routes for 62 miles. 717-533-9111 x-426
Saturday, April 28, Tour de Carroll, Westminster, MD. Ride 8, 30, or 56 mi. Benefits West End Adult Day Care Services (Carroll County’s only private, non-profit service for low-income seniors.)
April 28-29, Face of America Ride, Gettysburg, PA, to Washington, DC, one-way. Ride 60 miles per day to honor and assist disabled veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 617-282-6104 ext. 170
Sunday, April 29, Mason-Dixon Ride for MS, Middletown, DE.
Sunday, April 29, Rotary River Ride, Horsham, PA. Ride 5, 20, or 35 miles on rolling terrain, or 63 miles rolling-hilly, starting from College Settlement Camp, 600 Witmer Road (at the yellow blinker). Indoor facilities at start/finish. Benefits the Horsham Rotary, 215-674-9590.
Sunday, April 29, Tour de Franklin, Somerset, NJ. Ride 1-5, 10, 25, 40, or 62 miles on flat to gently-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. Benefits the Franklin Township Food Bank, 732-246-0009.
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May 4-6, BCP Spring-n2-Cycling Weekend, Danville, PA. $150-$190 including snacks, meals, and motel accommodations.
Saturday, May 5, Farmlands Tour, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Ride 18, 25, 38, 50, 64, or 100 miles on flat to gently-rolling terrain. Central Jersey Bicycle Club
Saturday, May 5, Spring Bicycle Flea Market, Lehigh Valley Velodrome, Trexlertown, PA. $5 entry fee, open 9:00am-3:00pm. 610-395-7000
Sunday, May 6, Five Boro Bike Tour, New York, NY. Sold out! Registration has closed. Tour New York City with 30,000 cyclists, the largest recreational cycling event in the U.S. Thirtieth anniversary ride.
Saturday, May 12, SCU Quad County
Metric, Green Lane Park, Deep Creek and Snyder Roads, Green Lane, PA. Note new date!
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 8-mile "Intensive Climbing Unit" extra-hilly segment with 1,200 ft additional climbing.
A flat 10-mile ride on the unpaved Perkiomen
Trail is also available. $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.
Register by April 22 to receive a free long-sleeve T-shirt. Camping is
available at the start location. Suburban Cyclists Unlimited, P.O. Box 401, Horsham, PA 19044; phone 215-234-0170.
Download brochure (PDF).
NOTE: Due to a scheduling conflict at Green Lane Park, SCU could not hold the Quad County Metric on the usual first-Sunday-in-May date.
Wednesday, May 16, Ride of Silence, Philadelphia, PA. 6:45pm start. Ride to honor riders killed or injured by motorists, and to bring attention to the need to share the road with bicycles.
Saturday, May 19, Furnace Town Spring Metric Century, Snow Hill, MD. Ride 31 or 62 miles on flat terrain. Registration includes admission to Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum.
Saturday, May 19, Rotary 100 Bike Tour, Burlington, NJ. Ride 25, 50, 64, or 100 miles. $30 pre-reg or $35 day of, includes lunch. Burlington Rotary, Richard Lewis, 609-387-0030. Download brochure (PDF).
May 19-20 or May 19 only, Coast the Coast MS25/50/85/170, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ. National Multiple Sclerosis Society
May 19-20, Ride for the Feast, Rehoboth Beach, DE to Baltimore, MD, 140 miles. $50 registration + $1200 minimum pledge. Benefits Moveable Feast, the only meal delivery program for homebound people living with AIDS in the greater Baltimore area. Register online
Sunday, May 20, Bloomin' Metric, Norwalk, CT. Very scenic 25, 46, or 62 miles routes start out flat-rolling along the shore (Connecticut side of Long Island Sound). Longer routes go inland and up on rolling-hilly forested terrain, passing streams, waterfalls and a scenic lake (62-mile route only). Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club
Sunday, May 20, Bonkers Metric, Ridley Creek State Park (parking lot #15), near Media, PA. Ride 18, 35, 50, or 65 scenic miles on the best roads in Delaware County. Rolling terrain with some hills. $18 by 5/13 or $25 after. Add $7 for special DVBC membership - full membership privileges but substitutes a PDF version of the club newsletter. Delaware Valley Bicycle Club
Sunday, May 20, 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.
Sunday, May 20, Horse Farm Tour, McSherrystown, PA, near Hanover. Ride 10, 25, or 30 miles, passing one of the most famous standard-bred horse farms in the world, or ride the 35-mi church and creek route. Combine routes for longer distances. $18. Hanover Cyclers
Sunday, May 20, Montauk Century, starting from Manhattan or Babylon, NY. Ride 66, 100, or 145-mi routes that are mostly on low-traffic roads on Long Island's beautiful South Shore. All routes end in Montauk, and return transportation is available. Five Borough Bicycle Club, phone 212-932-2300 ext. 115.
Sunday, May 20, Philadelphia Area Tour de Cure, Warrington, PA. Ride 15, 30, or 63 miles on rolling terrain. Not the same routes as SCU's Lake Nockamixon Century, which uses the same start location. $15 registration + $150 minimum donation. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. Wayne Driscoll, Associate Director, Tour De Cure, 610-828-5003, ext. 4636.
Sunday, May 20, Ride or Stride, Rodale Fitness Park (across from the velodrome), Trexlertown, PA. Scenic low-traffic 10, 20, 31, or 59-mi routes on rolling-hilly terrain. $25 registration; 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.
Sunday, May 20, Women's Housing Coalition Great Bike Ride, Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, MD. 13, 24 or 50 miles. After-ride party with music, food, yoga, a bicycle museum, and more. Benefits the Women's Housing Coalition, 410-235-5782.
May 20-25, The Coal Cracker Ramble Camping Tour, Hamburg, PA. Also offered on August 19-24. This is a fully-supported commercial tour. Scamp 'n' Rascal Cycling Adventures
May 25-28, Kent County Spring Fling,
Chestertown, MD. Enjoy four days of
cycling on the upper Eastern Shore with meals and lodging at Washington
College. Read a ride
report (2001). The Chestertown
Tea Party Festival on May 25-28 is within walking distance of Washington
College and features an historical reenactment, musicians, arts and crafts
dealers, food vendors, and a 10k run. Baltimore Bicycle Club, Frank or Kathy Anders, 410-628-4018.
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.
Saturday, May 26, Shorebird Metric Century, Salisbury, MD. Ride 15, 35, or 65 miles on flat terrain. Benefits the American Cancer Society, 410-749-1624.
May 29 to June 1, Skyline Drive, Virginia. Also offered on June 26 to 29. This is a fully-supported commercial tour. Pedal PA.
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June 1-3 or June 2 only, Chesapeake Bay Asthma Ride Bike Tour, Salisbury, MD. Ride 20, 40, 62, or 100 miles on Saturday, and 10, 20, or 40 miles on Sunday; all on flat terrain. New routes for 2007 through Wicomico and Worcester Counties. Saturday evening’s Crab Feast / Award Dinner for all riders. $45 reg + $100 pledge for Saturday-only ride. $95 reg + $200 pledge for Saturday-Sunday rides with meals and lodging at Salisbury University. American Lung Association, 410-560-2120, x221.
June 1-3, Williamsburg Weekend, Williamsburg, VA. Flat terrain. $190 with snacks, meals, and motel accommodations. PPTC
Saturday, June 2, Get Ready Metric, Fort Mott, Pennsville, NJ. 31 or 62 miles on flat to slightly rolling terrain. 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
Saturday, June 2, Historic Morris Bike & Hike, Madison, NJ. Ride 2, 10, 20, or hilly 35-mile ride. Benefits Morris Habitat for Humanity.
Saturday, June 2, Jersey Shore Tour de Cure, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Benefits the American Diabetes Association.
Saturday, June 2, Kelly's Ride, to Ocean City, NJ, one-way from Medford (65 miles) or Mays Landing (25 miles). Benefits Robins’ Nest, Inc., Amigos de Jesus Orphanage, and the Philadelphia University Scholarship Fund in honor and memory of Kelly Marie Vogdes. 856-778-1726
Saturday, June 2, Pedal to Preserve, Garden Spot High School, New Holland, PA. Ride 6, 20, or 51 miles through the heart of Lancaster County, offering up acres of unspoiled rolling farmland. New for 2007, a commemorative cycling jersey will be available for $55. Order by 3/30 for pick-up at ride. $25 pre-registration includes T-shirt, or $30 day-of without T-shirt. Benefits the Lancaster Farmland Trust, a private, non-profit organization working to preserve the rich and productive farmland of Lancaster County. 717-293-070.
Saturday, June 2, Tour De Talbot, Easton, MD. 25, 60, 100 miles on flat terrain.
Sunday, June 3, Bike4Sight, Media, PA. Ride 2-62 mi. 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.
Sunday, June 3, Commerce Bank Tom Bamford Lancaster Classic, Lancaster, PA. Professional road race - spectator and volunteer event - starting in downtown Lancaster. Read the press release. Volunteer positions are available in the following areas: course marshals, security, expo decorators, hospitality, marketing and communications. For more information about volunteer requirements and sign-up procedures click here or call 610-676-0390 ext. 106.
Sunday, June 3, Tour de Brooklyn, New York. Free, but on-line registration is required. 212-629-8080
June 6-10, The High Spirits Beer and Wine Tour, Strasburg, PA. Also offered on October 10-14. This is a fully-supported commercial tour. Scamp 'n' Rascal Cycling Adventures
Thursday, June 7, Commerce Bank Reading Classic, Reading, PA. Professional road race - spectator and volunteer event. Read the press release. Volunteer positions are available in the following areas: course marshals, security, expo decorators, hospitality, marketing and communications. For more information about volunteer requirements and sign-up procedures click here or call 610-676-0390 ext. 106.
Friday, June 8, CSC Manayunk Hill Climb, Philadelphia, PA. Climb the Manayunk Wall at this timed event with USCF and citizen categories. Registration and number pickup opens at 4:30pm. First rider starts at 6:00pm, and riders will be staged at 30-second intervals. USCF one-day and annual licenses will be available at registration. $20 by 6/5 or $25 day of + license. 215-546-3273 Register online
Saturday, June 9, Jack Robinson Memorial Bike-A-Thon, McAlisterville, PA, 40 miles north of Harrisburg. Ride 5, 32, 62, or 100 mi. Benefits United Way of Mifflin-Juniata, 717-248-9636.
Saturday, June 9, Ride for Autism, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Ride 7-100 miles on flat to gently-rolling terrain. Pledges are optional for this charity event. Benefits the New Jersey Center for Outreach and Support for the Autism Community (COSAC), a nonprofit agency.
Saturday, June 9, Central PA Tour de Cure, Boiling Springs (near Harrisburg), PA. Benefits the American Diabetes Association.
Saturday, June 9, Morristown Tour de Cure, Morristown, NJ. Benefits the American Diabetes Association.
Saturday, June 9, Patuxent River Rural Legacy Ride, Croom, MD.
June 9-10, MS150 Tour de Shore, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD. Ride 1 or 2 days with optional overnight accommodations at Salisbury University. $300 minimum pledge. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 443-641-1200.
Sunday, June 10, Commerce Bank WOW Family Fun Ride, Philadelphia, PA. 13.5 mi, 1 lap of the Philadelphia International Championship race route including "The Manayunk Wall." Start from Sedgley Drive and Kelly Drive at 7:00am. $45 by 5/30 or $60 day of. Benefits the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, 215-242-9253. Register online
Sunday, June 10, Commerce Bank Philadelphia International
Championship, Logan Circle to Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA. Professional road race - spectator and volunteer
event, vendor expo. Read the press
release. Roads will be closed along the race route, so bicycle to Philadelphia via the
Schuylkill River Trail or take the
SEPTA train to Manayunk or Suburban Station. The Manayunk Station on the
R6 route is only one block from
Wall". Suburban Station at 16th 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.
Volunteer positions are available in the following areas: course marshals, security, expo decorators, hospitality, marketing and communications. For more information about volunteer requirements and sign-up procedures click here or call 610-676-0390 ext. 106.
Sunday, June 10, George Washington Bridge Challenge, Fort Lee, NJ. After crossing the world's most-traveled bridge, walkers, runners, and cyclists can choose one of several scenic courses and then attend the GWB Challenge picnic. Benefits the American Cancer Society, 201-457-3418, ext. 2221.
Sunday, June 10, Hat City Cyclefest, Bethel, CT. Ride 4 flat, and 12, 23, 51, 80, or 103 scenic rolling/hilly miles through Fairfield and Litchfield counties.
Sunday, June 10, Tour dem Parks, Hon!, Baltimore, MD. 10, 20, or 30-mi routes, all starting and ending at Carroll Park in southwest Baltimore. 410-396-4369
Sunday, June 10, Trenton Bike Tour, Trenton, NJ. 15-mile ride. 609-278-2925
Saturday, June 16, Double Creek Tour, Dover (near York), PA. Ride 30 or 63 miles through scenic and lightly traveled roads of northern York and Adams counties. Ride along the Conewago and Bermudian creeks for which the ride was named. A half-marathon or a 5k run is also available. Or take the Endurance Challenge - the half-marathon and either of the rides. 717-851-2149.
Saturday, June 16, Flatlands Tour, Chesapeake, MD. 35, 54, 63, 77, or 106 mi on flat terrain. This is a scenic, low-cost, no-frills ride. $6 registration on day of ride; no pre-registration. No SAG. Baltimore Bicycle Club.
Saturday, June 16, Indian Creek Roll & Stroll, Souderton, PA. Ride 20, 39, or 64 mi, rolling-hilly. $30 by 5/28 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.
Saturday, June 16, 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 5/19. Central Jersey Bicycle Club, 732-287-9447.
Saturday, June 16, Princeton Tour de Cure, Princeton, NJ. Benefits the American Diabetes Association.
Saturday, June 16, Ride For Resurrection, Betzwood Parking Lot, Valley Forge, PA. Ride 5, 10, 15 or 30 miles loops on the Schuylkill River Trail. Benefits resurrection and rebuilding of homes in New Orleans by St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Abington, PA, sending their third mission team to New Orleans in August 2007. No web site; call Jen Markgraf, 215-317-6396.
Saturday, June 16, The Valley Veloce, Breinigsville, PA. Routes of 25, 40, 50, 56, 100 miles or Introductory Clinic & Ride. This is the LWA's annual fundraiser for Lehigh Valley cycling and other community organizations. Lehigh Wheelmen Association
Saturday, June 16, Viewtrail
100, Berlin, MD. This
ride has been canceled for 2007. 22, 44, 66, or 106 miles on flat terrain with very few cars. Enjoy Worcester County’s lightly traveled back country roads. You can ride your bike for many miles without even seeing a car.
Sunday, June 17, Bay to Bay Ride, Betterton, MD. Ride 27-104 miles on flat/gently-rolling terrain. No website; register online at active.com or call 410-778-7356.
Sunday, June 17, Bike Freedom Valley, Philadelphia, PA. Family and trail rides of 8, 22, or 44 miles, and hilly, more challenging rides of 32, 50, or 62 miles. All routes start only from Philadelphia this year. Benefits the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, 215-242-9253.
June 22-27, Bike Virginia, Hopewell and Williamsburg, VA.
Saturday, June 23, ALS Express, one-way rides ending in Wildwood, NJ. Start from Dennis Township, Vineland, or Blackwood for 25, 50, or 75 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 23. Benefits ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) awareness and research. Phone 1-877-GEHRIG-1 or 215-643-5434.
Saturday, June 23, Breakaway USA Tour of Delaware, Delaware City, DE. 40 or 75-mile ride through the largest area of preserved coastal marshland on the East Coast. $50-$85.
Saturday, June 23, Lutheran Charities Bike-A-Thon, St. John Lutheran Church, Center Square, PA. Ride 20-100 miles. For the longer distance riders, lunch will be served at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Obelisk. $25-$30 registration + $50 minimum pledge. Benefits Lutheran Charities, 610-825-9360, ext. 202 or 212.
Saturday, June 23, Ride For Andrew, Wilmington, DE. Ride 5, 10, 25, 40, or 50 miles, one way, ending at Salesianum High School. This is a benefit ride for Andrew "Curly" McDonough, who has been at A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital since being diagnosed with Leukemia in January 2007. Tom O'Brien, 302-282-8425. Register online.
Saturday, June 23, Tour de Sussex Charity Bike Ride, Layton, NJ. Choice of 25- and 46-mile flat routes starting from Layton, NJ, or 35- and 88-mile hilly routes, including the 2 highest mountains in NJ, starting from Stokes State Park. $25 by 6/1 or $35 after + minimum donation that varies with distance selected, $50-80. Benefits the Longevity Medical Research Fund.
June 23-29, MOOSA, Maine-Vermont-New Hampshire-Quebec. 339 miles. Join the SCU excursion to this event.
June 23-30, Greenway Sojourn, Washington DC to Pittsburgh, PA, 335 miles. 500 cyclists will pedal the scenic (unpaved) towpath of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park. The route then continues on the gently graded, mostly wilderness Great Allegheny Passage. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)
Sunday, June 24, French Creek Iron Tour, Pottstown, PA. Ride 4, 15, 25, 50, 75, or 100 miles. Benefits the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust.
June 24-30, Tour of Colorado. Join the SCU excursion to this event.
Saturday, June 30, Miles For Mission: Neighbors in Need, Yardley United Methodist Church, Yardley, PA. Ride 10 miles on the unpaved canal path, or 20-, 40-, or 63-mi road rides on rolling terrain. $30, benefits a variety of local charities devoted to helping local people in need - Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Red Cross Homeless Shelter, Bucks County Housing Group, A Woman's Place, Samaritan Counseling Center, and For the Love of Children (FLOC). Register online
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Sunday, July 1, 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.
July 12-15, Cycle Across Maryland (CAM) Weekend, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD. Three days of supported rides and one day unsupported, all on low-traffic roads over flat terrain. Evening entertainment, including ice cream socials and special dessert events each night. Programs, movies and trainings. Free camping included with registration. Dormitory and hotel accommodations are also available. One Less Car, 410-360-6755. (For directions, Mapquest is the only mapping site that shows UMES Blvd.)
Sunday, July 15, American Cancer Society Bike-a-Thon, one-way rides to Buena, NJ. Three start locations: Philadelphia - Ben Franklin Bridge (69 or 100 mi), Cherry Hill, NJ (55 mi), or Hammonton, NJ (21 mi). Ride across the Ben Franklin Bridge which will be closed to automobile traffic for this event. SCU members - see Excursions for bus information.
New! Sunday, July 15, The Great Green America Metric Century Bike Tour, Manheim, PA. 15, 30, or 62 miles starting from the grounds of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire where the Great Green America Fest is being held. All cyclists will receive free admission to the Great Green America Fest.
July 21-22, MS PA Dutch Bike Tour, Millersville, PA. The Central Pennsylvania Chapter and the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter are collaborating on the 20th Anniversary PA Dutch Bike Tour, to be held at Millersville University. Start from Green Lane Park, Green Lane, PA, and ride to Millersville University. Stay overnight at Millersville University, and then return to Green Lane on Sunday. An alternate start location in central PA will be announced at a later date. National Multiple Sclerosis Society
July 21-22, MS150 Keystone Country Ride, Altoona to State College, PA. National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Saturday, July 28, Connecticut Challenge, Fairfield, CT. Ride 12, 25, 50 or 100 miles on this charity ride to create a Cancer Survivorship Clinic at Yale Cancer Center. $44-$85 registration + $750 minimum pledge.
Saturday, July 28, Dream Ride, Marietta, PA. Ride scenic routes of 10, 20, 30, 62, or 100 miles in western Lancaster County on rolling-hilly terrain.
Saturday, July 28, Irish Pub Tour de Shore, Philadelphia, PA, to Atlantic City, NJ. 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. Benefits the Irish Pub Children's Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for Philadelphia-based children-oriented charitable endeavors. Christa Lawlor, 215-870-7321.
Saturday, July 28, 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. Pedal PA
Sunday, July 29, Tour de Tinicum, Erwinna, PA. Free Tour T-shirt if registered before 7/25. Benefits the Delaware Valley Volunteer Fire Company.
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Saturday, August 4, Princeton Event, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ. ride 20, 35, 50, 65, or 100 miles flat/rolling or 65 miles "almost hilly." $30, includes lunch. Register by 7/23 for a free T-shirt. Princeton Free Wheelers, 609-882-4PFW (4739).
Sunday, August 5, Bicentennial Discovery Metric Century Ride, Milton, DE. Ride 32 or 64 mostly flat miles on this charity ride to support Scouting activities. Spend the weekend in beautiful Milton - take part in the Bicentennial activities on Saturday and ride on Sunday. $15 by 7/31 or $20 after. 302-381-4809
August 5-10, GRAMPA - The Great Ride Around the Mountains of PA, Allentown, PA. This is a fully-supported commercial tour. Scamp 'n' Rascal Cycling Adventures
Saturday, August 11, 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
Saturday, August 11, Dog Daze Century, West Chester, PA. Ride 27, 50, 77 or 100 miles on rolling terrain with a few hills. Ride on quiet shaded country roads and pass by horse farms, streams and the historic Brandywine Battlefields. $12-$20, includes lunch. Brandywine Bicycle Club
Saturday, August 11, Eat A Peach Challenge, Westminster, MD. Ride 12, 33, 40, 67, or 100 miles on hilly terrain; about 7000 feet of climbing on the century. $40. Benefits the Brain Injury Association of Maryland.
Saturday, August 11, Ride To See, Galena, MD. Ride on a 15-, 30-, 62-, or 100-mi tour of Kent County, MD. Benefits the Galena Lions Charities. No website, phone 410-703-1432 or register online.
August 17-19, Allenberry Resort Bicycling Weekend, Boiling Springs, PA (between Harrisburg and Carlisle). Registration is FULL! 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, The Full Monty, performed by a professional theater company. No SAG or road markings. $269 per person includes meals, snacks, and resort accommodations. PPTC
Saturday, August 18, Cumberland Valley Century, Clear Spring, MD. 25, 65, or 101 miles. Cumberland Valley Cycling Club (CVCC)
Sunday, August 19, Covered Bridge Metric Century, Lancaster, PA. Ride 16, 32, 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 the 31- and 15-mi rides. 3,285 riders in 2006; 3,305 riders in 2007. $15 online or $20 mail-in by 7/21; add $15 for T-shirt (must be ordered by 7/21). $30 after 7/21. Lancaster Bicycle Club
Saturday, August 25, Shorefire Century, Middletown, DE. Ride 35, 65, or 100 miles on flat to gently-rolling terrain. White Clay Bicycle Club, Mary Matsumoto, 302-731-1430.
Sunday, August 26, SCU Lake Nockamixon Century, Central Bucks South High School, Warrington, PA. Ride scenic routes in Bucks County of 25, 50, 75, or 100 miles over rolling terrain with a few hills. A hilly 107-mile Intensive Climbing Unit century route is also being offered. All riders will visit picturesque Lake Galena in Peace Valley Park. 50-to-107-mile riders will also visit our well-stocked rest stop at scenic Lake Nockamixon. Registration: $20 (SCU members), $25 (non-members). Join SCU and save $5 on registration. Register online by August 24 to pay by credit card. Registration 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 566 kB).
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Saturday, Sept. 1, Bay Country Century, Owings, MD. 25, 50, 62, or 100 mi on rolling terrain on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay. $37 pre-registration or $40 day of.
Sunday, Sept. 2, Brandywine Tour, Pocopson Elementary School, near Chadds Ford, PA. Ride 26, 50, 65, 80, or 100 miles through the beautiful Brandywine River Valley. $18 by 8/27 or $25 after. Add $7 for special DVBC membership - full membership privileges but substitutes a PDF version of the club newsletter. Delaware Valley Bicycle Club
Sunday, Sept. 2, Peter Odell Memorial New Hope to New York Ride, New Hope, PA, to New York, NY, one-way. Ride 50, 70, 90, or 125 miles using various start locations, with all routes ending in New York City. $65 (BCP members), $75 (non-BCP-members). Limited registration, and none accepted after 8/29. Fee includes shower facilities in a health club upon arrival in NYC, and motor coach trip home at 9:00pm for you and a moving van for your bike. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia, Art Elwood, 856-287-9053.
Sunday, Sept. 2, Save-A-Limb Bike Tour, Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, MD. 6, 30, or 60 miles. Meet Bob Roll, MC of the post ride picnic, and buy raffle tickets. $75, benefits the International Center for Limb Lengthening, part of the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.
Monday, Sept. 3, 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
Monday, Sept. 3, Labor Day Century, McSherrystown, PA, near Hanover. Ride 25, 50, 65, or 100 miles in Adams County, PA, and Frederick County, MD. Hanover Cyclers
Sept. 7-9, Great Peanut Tour, Emporia, VA. The Cattail Creek Campground has closed, so this will not be the usual Great Peanut Tour. The Greensville County High School, located within the city of Emporia, will be the home base for the 2007 tour. Camping on the high school property will be permitted; however, participants cannot occupy the property until after 4:30 p.m. on Friday. There will be a very short ride on Friday, three rides of various distances on Saturday, and two rides on Sunday. Emporia Bicycle Club, 1-800-449-BIKE.
Saturday, Sept. 8, Amish Country Tour, Dover, DE. Ride 15, 25, 50, 62 or 100 miles on flat terrain. Rides begin and end at Legislative Mall in historic downtown Dover. Routes have up to 4 food stops, including the famous Amish Schoolhouse where you can enjoy homemade cookies, muffins, and pies. Mass start at 8:15am with police traffic control through Dover; riders have the right-of-way with no stopping at traffic lights or stop signs for the first 3 miles. 1,392 riders in 2007. 800-233-5368
Saturday, Sept. 8, 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
Saturday, Sept. 8, Scenic Schuylkill Century, Philadelphia, PA. Ride 25, 38, 65, or 100 miles. Pizza at end. Register by 8/31 to receive a free pair of booties (bike shoe covers for cold weather). A discounted combination registration is available for this ride and BikePhilly. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP)
Saturday, Sept. 8, South Jersey Tour des Farms, Vincentown, NJ. 13, 26, or 50-mile routes with stops at a cranberry farm, vegetable farms, orchards, nurseries, an organic farm, and a community supported agriculture farm. Stop and shop for local produce as you ride and your purchases will be delivered to the start/finish location. $40 pre-registration or $45 day of.
Saturday, Sept. 8, Univest Grand Prix and Cyclosportif, Souderton, PA. The Grand Prix (spectator event) is one of only six UCI-sanctioned races in the U.S. The Cyclosportif is a 40- or 60-mile recreational ride on rolling-hilly terrain. Date from USA Cycling
Sept. 8 or 9, Dream Ride 9/11, four start locations in Lancaster County, PA. Ride the 38-mile “LOOP” Bike Route, a permanently-signed route through the following townships or boroughs: Manheim Township, Neffsville, East Petersburg, Landisville, Silver Spring, Mountville, Millersville, and Lancaster City. Fire houses in East Petersburg, Neffsville, Silver Spring, and Lancaster City will host water stops. A $50 donation benefiting the City of Lancaster Fire Department is required.
Sept. 8-9, Tour de Canal, Cumberland, MD, to Washington, DC, one-way. Ride 20, 100, or 184 miles on the unpaved C&O Canal towpath. Benefits the Alzheimer's Association, 1-800-728-9255 or 703-359-4440.
Sunday, Sept. 9, ArtCycle, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA. Ride 20, 38, or 60 miles, and new this year, a century route in honor of James Michener's 100th birthday. All routes are on rolling-to-hilly terrain. Benefits the James A. Michener Art Museum's Educational Programs. $30 by 9/7 or $35 after. Post-ride celebration at 11:00am with free beer, food, music, and more. Held on the same day as the nearby Doylestown Arts Festival and the Univest Grand Prix Criterium (spectator event). Register online
New! Sunday, Sept. 9, BikePhilly, Philadelphia, PA. A family-friendly bike tour celebrating the freedom of car-free Philadelphia streets, bicyclists will ride through historic neighborhoods, take over the Parkway, passing through Old City and exploring hidden corners of Fairmount Park. Ride loops of 10 and 20 miles on streets closed to cars with an additional 30-mile hilly loop on open, bicycle-friendly streets. A discounted combination registration is available for this ride and the Scenic Schuylkill Century. Benefits the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and the Police Athletic League.
Sunday, Sept. 9, Country Roads Tour, Warwick, NY. Orange County Bicycle Club
Sunday, Sept. 9, Rock ‘n Ride Bike Tour, Harvey Cedars, Long Beach Island, NJ. 10 or 40 miles on flat terrain.
Sunday, Sept. 9, The Flattest Century in the East (TFCE), UMass Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA. Registration has closed for this ride. Ride 35-100 mi on flat to gently-rolling terrain through scenic coastal shoreline 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.) TFCE registration opens on May 1, 2007. Pre-registration required; no day-of-ride registration. Narragansett Bay Wheelmen
Sunday, Sept. 9, 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. 732-660-1005
Sunday, Sept. 9, NYC Century Bike Tour, New York, NY. 15, 35, 55, 75, or 100-mi routes. Transportation Alternatives
Sunday, Sept. 9, Southern Maryland Fall Century - the Indian Head 100, Indian Head, MD.
Sunday, Sept. 9, Univest Grand Prix Criterium, Doylestown, PA. This is a spectator event held on the same day as the nearby Doylestown Arts Festival and the ArtCycle ride.
Saturday, Sept. 15, Bike for Habitat, Easton, MD. 18-mile ride to Oxford and back. $15 per person or $25 per family. Benefits Habitat for Humanity of Talbot County. 410-822-1931
Saturday, Sept. 15, Cycle for Kids' Sake and Walk for Kids' Sake, Masonic Home Pavilion, Burlington Township, NJ. Ride 20, 40, 65, or 100 miles. A 5-mile walk is also offered. $20 by 8/31 or $25 after, includes T-shirt and post-ride barbecue. Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Burlington County, 609-261-4960.
Saturday, Sept. 15, 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
Saturday, Sept. 15, Maryland Wine Festival Bike Tour, Westminster, MD. Ride 8, 31, or 62.5 miles through the rolling hills of Carroll County. $30 registration + $75 minimum pledge, Benefits the American Lung Association of Maryland, 1-800-642-1184 or 410-560-2120.
Sunday, Sept. 16, Bike the Beach, Fairfield, CT. A very scenic ride along the Connecticut coast of Long Island Sound. 11, 22, or 45 miles flat-to-rolling, or 62 miles onto more hilly terrain. Benefits the Probus Club of Greater Bridgeport, 203-255-2487. The Probus Club is a volunteer organization of professional and business people which has been helping persons with developmental disabilities.
Sunday, Sept. 16, 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.
Sunday, Sept. 16, 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.
Sunday, Sept. 16, The Ride for Missing Children, Pier Village, Long Branch, NJ. Ride 10, 25, 50, 75, or 100 miles. Benefits the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
Sunday, Sept. 16, the Shoo-Fly
Classic has been canceled for 2007. Berks County Bicycle Club
Sunday, Sept. 16, Three Creek Century, LeTort Park, Carlisle, PA. 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles. A scenic bike tour through Cumberland County, PA. Harrisburg Bicycle Club
Saturday, Sept. 22, Nanticoke Bike Tour, Seaford, DE. Ride 25 or 50 miles along the scenic Nanticoke River on backroads in Delaware and Maryland. $30 includes T-shirt, water bottle, and lunch. 8:30am start at Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave. 302-236-2041
Sunday, Sept. 23, Twin Lights Ride, Sandy Hook, NJ. 15, 30, 50, 75, or 100 miles. Raise additional funds for LAF to receive perks.
Sept. 27 - Oct. 1, York Tour de Pink, Hershey, PA, to New York, NY, 200 miles, one-way. Registration has closed at the limit of 100 riders. $80 registration + $2,000 fundraising minimum. 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.
Sept. 28-30, Braking the Cycle, Gettysburg, PA, to Manhattan, New York City, NY. A 3-day, 275-mile fully-supported bike ride, limited to 140 riders. Benefits the HIV/AIDS services of NYC's LGBT Center. 212-989-1111. $85 reg + $3,500 minimum pledge.
Sept. 28-30, New Jersey Ride Against AIDS, High Point State Park to Cape May. 250 miles. $1500 minimum.
Sept. 28-30, Weekend in Lancaster, PA. Three days of cycling the scenic, rolling roads of the Amish heartland, with rides ranging from 16 to 61 miles. $185-$315, includes lodging on Friday and Saturday nights, continental breakfasts, dinner on Saturday and wine and cheese parties. No route markings or SAG. Baltimore Bicycling Club
Saturday, Sept. 29, Furnace Town Fall Metric Century, Snow Hill, MD. Ride 31 or 62 miles on flat terrain. Registration includes admission to Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum.
Saturday. Sept. 29, Githens Center Bike-A-Thon, Bobby's Run Elementary School, 40 Dimsdale Rd, Lumberton, NJ. Ride 10, 25, 50, 75, or 100 miles through the beautiful New Jersey Pinelands. $35 individual or $50 family rate, benefits Githens Center, Burlington County Cerebral Palsy Association, 609-261-1667.
Saturday, Sept. 29, Susquehanna Valley Rally, Beaver Springs, PA. 15, 25, or 55-mi ride. 570-743-4100 or 800-410-2880
Sept. 29-30, MS150 City to Shore, Philadelphia, PA to Ocean City, NJ. National MS Society, 215-271-1500 or toll free 1-800-445-BIKE x164
Sept. 29-30, MS150 Bike to the Bay, Smyrna, DE, to Dewey Beach, DE.
Sunday, Sept. 30, Pumpkin Patch Pedal, Jamesburg, NJ. Ride 25, 50, 62, or 100 miles through the scenic, rolling farmlands of central New Jersey during the peak of the harvest season. Register by 9/15 for a free long-sleeve T-shirt. SIBA
Sunday, September 30, She Got Bike!, Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, MD. A day of cycling, music, and fun in celebration of women's cycling. Four rides (14, 25, 46, or 62 miles) for women only, on some of Baltimore's most scenic roads, and a women's-specific (but open to all) cycling expo and fashion show. $14.
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October 3-7, Tour de Pines, various start locations in the Pinelands National Reserve, NJ. Each day's tour will be a 40-50-mile loop, with average speeds of 11-13 mph. Participants may elect to ride 1, 2, 3, 4, or all 5 days of the Tour. This is a FREE unsupported event. Registration deadline is September 24. Pinelands Preservation Alliance, 609-859-8860 x11.
Saturday, Oct. 6, 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. 5 and 7, or do your own rides with these cue sheets.
Sunday, Oct. 7, Carpe Diem - Girasole Ride, Frenchtown, NJ., Ride 18, 47, 62, or 100 miles through scenic Hunterdon County and along the banks of the Delaware River, starting at the Old Frenchtown Field. $15 Registration + $50 minimum donation benefiting the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Paul R. Nardoni Foundation.
Sunday, Oct. 7, Cycle for the Red
Cross, Tabernacle, NJ.
Sunday, Oct. 7, Fall Foliage Bike Tour of Hudson Valley, Brotherhood Winery, Washingtonville, NY. 10, 15, 25, 40, or 50-mile routes. Benefits two non-profit organizations: McQuade Children's Services, caring for special needs children, and Orange Pathways, developing multi-recreational trails in Orange County. 845-561-0436 ext. 157.
Sunday, Oct. 7, Ride, Walk & Stroll for Rett (Rett Syndrome), Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Ride 7, 13, or 25 miles on flat to gently-rolling terrain through beautiful Monmouth County. NOTE: The 35, 50, and 62-miles routes have been eliminated for 2007. $15 by 9/24 or $20 after + $40 minimum pledge.
Oct. 12-14, PPTC Rehoboth Beach Weekend, Rehoboth Beach, DE. $225-$345, includes meals and beach-front hotel accommodations. Flat terrain. Advance registration is required. No route markings or SAG. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club
Saturday, Oct. 13, Escape New York Century, New York, NY. Ride 50, 62, or 100 miles.
Saturday, Oct. 13, Fall Bicycle Flea Market, Lehigh Valley Velodrome, Trexlertown, PA. 610-395-7000
Saturday, Oct. 13, Flaming Foliage Metric Century, Drums Elementary Middle School, Drums, PA. The course is a figure-8 with each loop a 50-km (31-mi) ride on rolling-hilly terrain.
Saturday, Oct. 13, Jersey Cape Breast Cancer Ride, Avalon Community Hall, 30th St & the Beach, Avalon, NJ. 5, 15, 25, or 50 miles on flat terrain. $50, benefits breast cancer research and treatment. Post-Ride party to be held at Bobby Dee's Rock'n Chair in Avalon at 4:00pm. Download brochure (PDF).
Saturday, Oct. 13, Savage Century, Newark, DE. 40, 60, 75, or 100 miles on rolling-to-hilly terrain. The major climbs are only on the 75- and 100-mi routes. White Clay Bicycle Club
Sunday, Oct. 14, Covered Bridges Ride, Erwinna, PA. Ride 20- or 30-mi flat routes or 33-, 50-, or 63-mile hilly routes. Hybrid or mountain bikes are recommended for the 20- and 30-mi rides. Enjoy the fall foliage of Central and Upper Bucks County, and ride through up to six historic covered bridges. $25, includes post-ride meal; register by 9/30 for a free long-sleeve T-shirt. This popular event attracted 2,650 riders in 2006 and 3,030 riders in 2007. CBBC
Sunday, Oct. 14, Gap Gallop Century, Bethlehem, PA. 50, 68, or 100 miles. 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-mi route crosses the Kittatinny Ridge (Blue Mountain) at Little Gap in Danielsville, then meanders for miles through the heavily wooded and sparsely populated countryside north of the mountain. The route returns via the Delaware Water Gap, where the Delaware River makes a spectacular cut through the ridge. A 68-mi option crosses Little Gap with the 100, but returns through Wind Gap. Riders always appreciate the predominately downhill final 25 miles of both routes. There is also a 50-mi route on rolling terrain, which runs along the south side of the Blue Mountain without crossing the ridge. Lehigh Wheelmen Association. Download brochure (PDF). Read a ride report.
Sunday, Oct. 14, New York City MS Bike Tour, New York, NY. Ride 30, 60, or 100 miles, traffic and toll free around New York City and through the Lincoln Tunnel. Benefits the National MS Society, New York City Chapter, 212-463-9791.
Sunday, Oct. 14, Rock Hall Metric Century, Rock Hall, MD. 15 or 60 miles flat to gently-rolling. No website; call 410-708-4422 for registration information.
Oct. 14-19, C & O Canal, Maryland. Ride on the unpaved C&O Canal towpath. This is a fully-supported commercial tour. Bike and the Like
Oct. 19-21, BCP Fall Foliage Weekend, Hanover, PA (near Gettysburg). $155-$265, includes meals and hotel accommodations (with indoor pool/whirlpool). Advance registration is required. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia.
Oct. 19-21, Fall Foliage Bike Festival, Staunton, VA.
Sunday, Oct. 21, JDRF Hershey Fall Classic, Hershey, PA. Choice of three 31-mile routes - ride one, or combine two routes for a full metric century ride! Two routes feature flat-to-rolling terrain, good for all riders. The third route, known as the "Hills of Hershey," is very challenging. Benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. Register online.
Sunday, Oct. 21, Tour de Bronx, New York, NY. 25- or 40- mi route. Free, but registration is required. Rain date: Sunday, October 28.
Sunday, Oct. 21, Tour du Port, Baltimore, MD. Tours of downtown Baltimore. One Less Car, 410-360-6755.
Sunday, Oct. 21, Tour For Breath, Wayne, PA. 10, 31, 62 miles. Free T-shirt with pre-registration. $25, add $10 to participate in the Poker Tour with a top prize of $100! Benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Oct. 26-28, Cape May Tour, Cape May, NJ. This is a fully-supported commercial tour. Bike and the Like
Oct. 26-28, PPTC Charlottesville Weekend, Charlottesville, VA. Ride 20-75 miles per day through the beautiful Virginia countryside. Advance registration is required. No route markings or SAG. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club
Saturday, Oct. 27, Between the Waters Bike Tour, Cape Charles, VA. Scenic and flat 20, 40, 60, or 100-mile routes with rest stops on both the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic seaside, with views of marshes and barrier islands. Benefits Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore (CBES).
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November 16-18, Adventure Sports Travel Expo
(ASTEX), Philadelphia, PA.
Nov. 28 - Dec. 2, FestiVelo de Charleston, Charleston, SC. 340+ miles of recreational cycling with the most breathtaking scenery the South has to offer. Eight different ride options from 30 to 100 miles. 843-303-3334
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