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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 2010. For future events, see the 2011 Calendar of Events.
Sun. Feb. 14, Stop, Swap and Save Swap Meet, Westminster, MD. The mid-Atlantic’s largest indoor bike swap with 300 vendors. $5 admission. Open 9:00am - 2:00pm.
Sat. Feb. 27, BCP Mind & Body Wellness Retreat, New Hope, PA. A day of rejuvenating classes, specially geared (no pun intended) for cyclists; e.g., functional fitness circuit class, yoga and Pilates, Spinning, restorative yoga and stretching, nutritional presentation with a healthy lunch, relaxing massage, etc. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP)
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March 9-11, National Bike Summit®, Washington, DC. League of American Bicyclists (LAB)
March 13-14, Endurance Sports Expo, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA. Attendees can see, experience, and buy the latest products; attend seminars and clinics to learn how they can enhance their performance and experience; and find a new club or non-profit to be involved with. Bring your pedals and bike shoes to use at the outdoor bike demo area.
Sat. March 27, Icicle Metric, University of Delaware, Hollingsworth Parking Lot, North College & Cleveland Avenues, Newark, DE. 22, 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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Sat. April 3, Hell of Hunterdon, Lambertville, NJ. This is a 79-mi ride with 3600-ft of climbing. Features 18 sections of dirt, gravel, and hardscrabble roads, but suitable for road bikes. No SAG.
Sat. April 17, Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, Bethany Beach, DE. 20, 35, or 50 miles on flat terrain.
Sat. April 17, Rally in the Valley, Philadelphia, PA. This is an off-road event with food, fun rides, time-trial races, competitions, clinics, music, and sponsor give-a-ways. Funds raised from this event support trail maintenance days in the Wissahickon Valley park. Philadelphia Mountain Bike Association (PMBA)
Sat. April 17, Taxing Metric Century, Warwick County Park, Knauertown, PA. 20, 32, or 64 miles. Includes lunch stop with hot homemade soups. Rain check offer if you pre-register. Brandywine Bicycle Club
Sun. April 18, Girls with Gears: A Women's Cycling Event, Limerick Community Park, Limerick, PA. 10, 25, 40, or 62 miles, rolling-hilly. Benefits Carol for Heart.
Sun. April 18, Cumberland Valley Rail-Trail Race, Run, Ride & Ramble, Shippensburg, PA.
April 23-25, Face of America Bike Ride, Bethesda, MD, to Gettysburg, PA, 110-mi one-way. Ride with servicemen who have been severely injured in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
April 23-25, PPTC Lewes Delaware Weekend, Lewes, DE. Ride 20 to 65 miles on flat terrain, and visit nearby wildlife refuges, a winery, and beaches. Includes meals and hotel accommodations. No SAG. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club
Sat. April 24, Pennsylvania State Police Benefit Ride, Hershey, PA. 7, 15, 32, 38, or 70 mi. A bonus 10-mi “hill loop” will also be available. Benefits the Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational and Memorial Center.
Sat. April 24, Tour de Carroll, Westminster, MD. 8, 25, 36, or 63 miles. Benefits the Family and Children’s Adult Day Services (Carroll County’s only nonprofit organization offering medical day services to low-income seniors).
Sun. April 25, Fools Classic, Holicong, PA. This is a 72-mi ride with >5000-ft of climbing. Features 25 sections of dirt, gravel, and hardscrabble roads, but suitable for road bikes. No SAG.
Sun. April 25, ROAR for Autism, Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, MD. Bike 5, 10, 25, or 50-mi, hike, and family fun festival for autism research.
Sun. April 25, Rotary River Ride, Horsham, PA. Ride 5, 20, 35, or 63 miles through Montgomery County. Benefits the Horsham Rotary, 215-674-9590.
Sun. April 25, Tour de Franklin, Somerset, NJ. 5, 10, 25, 40, or 62 mi through beautiful central New Jersey. See organizer's website for mass start times. Benefits the Franklin Township Food Bank.
Sun. April 25, Tour de Scranton, Scranton, PA. 6, 15, 32, 46, or 65 mi. Benefits The Erin Jessica Moreken Drug & Alcohol Treatment Fund.
April 29 - May 2, PPTC Spring Thaw / Eastern Tandem Rally, St. Michaels, MD. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club (PPTC)
April 30 - May 2, BCP Spring-n2-Cycling Weekend, Danville, PA. Cycling in the scenic Susquehanna Valley. Includes meals and hotel accommodations. No SAG. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP)
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Sat. May 1, Bike Eric, Florence, NJ. 10, 20, 30, or 50 mi followed by buffet lunch at Bungs Tavern. Benefits the Eric Potts' Foundation.
Sat. May 1, Farmlands Tour, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. 18, 25, 38, 50, 62, or 100 mi. Central Jersey Bicycle Club
Sat. May 1, Six Pillars Century, Cambridge, MD. 10, 32, 56, or 100 miles on flat terrain including the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.
Sun. May 2, TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour, New York, NY. 42 miles; 30,000 riders. Regular entry slots are sold out; however, you can still sign up to ride with a charity group.
Sun. May 2, Tour de Tuckahoe Bike Tour, Petersburg, NJ. 16, 40, or 62 miles
Sat. May 8, SCU Quad County Metric, Green Lane Park, Green Lane, Montgomery County, PA. Ride 21, 31, 45, 53, 68, or 76 miles on scenic, low-traffic back roads. The 21-mi route avoids the longest climb and is suitable for casual riders. The longer routes are on rolling to hilly terrain. The 53- and 76-mi routes include the 8-mi "Intensive Climbing Unit" extra-hilly segment with 1,200 feet additional climbing. A flat 10-mi ride on the unpaved Perkiomen Trail is also available. Registration includes marked route, cue sheet, SAG support, rest stops, and a post-ride meal with vegetarian option. Rest stops have a large assortment of home-baked snacks. Camping is available at the start location. Suburban Cyclists Unlimited (SCU).
Sat. May 15, Jerry Hanclich Pinelands Triple Loop, Batsto Village Park, Washington Twp., NJ. Ride 1, 2 or all 3 loops: Loop # 1 - 36 mi, Loop # 2 - 29 mi, Loop # 3 - 35 mi. Shore Cycle Club
Sat. May 15, Rotary 100 Bike Tour, Burlington, NJ. 25, 50, 64 and 100 miles. Benefits the Rotary Club of Burlington.
Sat. May 15, Shorebird Metric Century, Salisbury, MD. 15, 35, or 65 mi on flat terrain. Benefits the American Cancer Society
May 15-16, Ride for the Feast, Rehoboth Beach, DE, to Baltimore, MD. A two-day, 140-mile, one-way ride. Benefits Moveable Feast, a charity that prepares and delivers meals and groceries at no charge to people living with HIV/AIDS and other life-challenging conditions throughout greater Baltimore and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. $1,200 minimum fund raising.
Sun. May 16, Bonkers Metric, Media, PA. Ride 18, 35, 50, or 65 scenic miles on rolling terrain with some hills. Delaware Valley Bicycle Club
Sun. May 16, Crankin' for a Cure, Middletown DE. The route is a 30-mi loop which riders can do twice. Benefits the National MS Society
Sun. May 16, Dream Come True Ride or Stride, Rodale Fitness Park (across from the velodrome), Breinigsville (Trexlertown), PA. Ride 10, 20, 31, or 59 miles on scenic, low-traffic routes over rolling-to-hilly terrain. Dozens of door prizes will be awarded after the ride. Pledges are optional for this charity event, but prizes will be awarded to the top fund raisers. Benefits Dream Come True, a tax-exempt nonprofit organization which seeks to fulfill the dreams of children who are seriously, chronically, and terminally ill. 610-865-3475
Sun. May 16, Eco Ride, Reisterstown, MD. Ride 6, 18, 30, or 60 miles to support the Kayam farm.
Sun. May 16, Go the Distance for Autism, Northern Highlands Regional High School, Allendale, NJ. 3, 25, or 50 miles.
Sun. May 16, Horse Farm Tour, McSherrystown, PA (near Hanover). Ride 10, 25, or 35 miles; combine loops for longer distance. Ride past and stop to visit Hanover Stables, one of the most famous standard-bred horse farms in the world. Hanover Cyclers
Wed. May 19, Ride of Silence, various start locations including Philadelphia and Doylestown; 7:00pm start. Join cyclists worldwide in a free, silent, slow-paced ride (12 mph maximum) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. In Philadelphia, start from base of the Art Museum steps. The start location in Doylestown will be Central Bucks West High School; please register at 6:30pm.
Sat. May 22, Pedal 4 Paws, Fisher's Park, Towamencin Township, PA. Ride 20-25 miles to benefit the Montgomery County SPCA. No cue sheet; no SAG; no rest stops. Post-ride party at Molly's Country Kennels, 2 minutes from Fisher's Park. No website; must RSVP to Carolb380@aol.com
May 22-23, Bike MS "Coast the Coast" Ride, Long Branch, NJ. Ride one day: 25, 50, 85, or two days: 170 mi. Benefits the National MS Society - New Jersey Metro Chapter.
May 22-23, Bike MS Chesapeake Challenge, Chestertown, MD. 30, 62 or 100 miles on Saturday, and 30 or 50 miles on Sunday. Benefits the National MS Society - Maryland Chapter.
Sun. May 23, Bloomin' Metric, Norwalk, CT. Very scenic, 25-, 46-, or 62-mi 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
Sun. May 23, Chester County Challenge for Cancer, West Chester, PA. 5 mi flat, or 10, 25, 50 and 63 mi hilly. Benefits The Cancer Center of Chester County and the Neighborhood Hospice.
Sun. May 23, Tour de Cure, Ambler, PA. New start location for 2010 - Temple University - Ambler Campus. Ride 15, 35, or 63 mi. Benefits the American Diabetes Association.
May 28-31, Kent County Spring Fling, Chestertown, MD. Enjoy four days of cycling on the upper Eastern Shore, with lodging and excellent all-you-can-eat meals at Washington College. Ride 11-100 miles per day on flat to gently-rolling terrain. The Chestertown Tea Party Festival, within walking distance of Washington College, offers many non-bicycling activities for the entire family. Register early because this event usually sells out. Baltimore Bicycle Club.
Sat. May 29, Jaycees Soft Shell Metric Century, Crisfield, MD. 23 or 62 miles on flat terrain.
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June 3-6, New Mexico Bike Rally / LAB National Rally, Albuquerque, NM. The League of American Bicyclists ("LAB") will hold its 130th National Rally in conjunction with the Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico's state rally. Join cyclists from across the country for three days of riding through the colorful and historic New Mexico terrain.
Fri.-Sat. June 4-5, Philadelphia Bicycle
Show, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA. Canceled!
The indoor show has been canceled, but the free, outdoor Fitness
Expo will take place on June 6, across from the Art Museum, as part of the Philadelphia International Cycling
June 4-6, Chesapeake Bay Air Ride and Roll, Salisbury, MD. Ride 20, 40, 62 or 100 mi on Saturday and 20, 40 or 62 mi on Sunday. Start/finish, meals, and lodging are at Salisbury University. Benefits the American Lung Association.
Sat. June 5, Bike & Hike, Loantaka Park, Morristown, NJ. 2, 10, 20, or 35 mi. Benefits Morris Habitat for Humanity.
Sat. June 5, Cory’s Ride, Crosswicks, NJ. Ride 10, 20, or 50 miles, flat to gently rolling. No road markings. Benefits the Anchor House Cory C. Golis Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Sat. June 5, Get Ready Metric, Fort Mott, Pennsville, NJ. 31 or 62 mi. South Jersey Wheelmen (SJW)
Sat. June 5, Kelly's Ride, one-way to Ocean City, NJ, from Medford (65 mi), Cedar Brook (40 mi), or Mays Landing (25 mi); flat.
Sat. June 5, Pedal to Preserve, New Holland, PA. Ride 6, 20, or 51 miles through some of Lancaster County’s most breathtaking countryside. Benefits the Lancaster Farm Trust.
Sun. June 6, Bergen County Bicycle Tour, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ. 5, 12, 25, or 45 miles.
Sun. June 6, AstraZeneca Wellness Challenge (formerly Philly Fun Ride), Philadelphia, PA. Ride one 14.4-mi lap of the Philadelphia International Cycling Championship course, including the world-famous Manayunk Wall. 7:15am start; the course will be cleared at 9:00am for the professional race.
Sun. June 6, Philadelphia International Cycling Championship, Philadelphia, PA. Professional race - volunteer and spectator event. Roads will be closed along the race route, so bicycle to Philadelphia via the Schuylkill River Trail or take a SEPTA train to Manayunk or Suburban Station. The Manayunk Station on the R6 line is only one block from “The Wall”. Suburban Station at 16th St and JFK Blvd is the closest SEPTA station to the start/finish area on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 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.
Sun. June 6, Tour de Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY. This is a 18-mile ride, limited to 2,500 riders.
Sat. June 12, CJ's Hope Ride / Run / Walk, Green Lane Park, Green Lane, PA. Ride any distance up to 37 miles on the mostly-unpaved Perkiomen Trail. This event will help raise awareness about SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) and SUID (sudden unexpected infant death) in honor of Christopher Rittenhouse Johenning (CJ).
Sat. June 12, Githens Center Bike-A-Thon, Lumberton, NJ. Ride 10, 25, 35, 50, or 100 mi (100-mi route consists of riding the 50-mi route twice) or walk 1, 3, or 5 miles. Benefits the Githens Center (Burlington County Cerebral Palsy Association).
Sat. June 12, Revolutionary Ramble Bicycle Tour, Drew University, Madison, NJ. Ride 12, 25, 35, 45 or 62 miles followed by an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet in air-conditioned comfort. Benefits local first aid squads. Limited to 650 riders (last year's ride sold out). Morris Area Freewheelers Bicycle Club
Sat. June 12, Ride for Autism, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Ride 10, 25, 50, 62, or 100 miles on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain. Benefits Autism New Jersey, a non-profit agency providing information and advocacy, services, family and professional education and consultation.
Sat. June 12, The Longest Day, High Point, NJ, to Cape May, NJ, one-way. Self-supported 100, 124, or 200 miles. Must register and join Central Jersey Bicycle Club by 5/14/2010.
Sat. Jun 12, Tour de Donegal, Mount Joy, PA. 15-mi gently rolling; 32- or 36-mi rolling-hilly.
June 12-13, BBSSU Harpers Ferry Ride, Glen Echo, MD. This is a two-day, 120-mi ride from Glen Echo, MD to Harpers Ferry, WV, and back. The event includes overnight camping requiring a tent and sleeping bag. Cabins are available for an additional fee. This is a difficult ride and limited to 40 riders. Benefits Brother to Brother Sister to Sister United.
Sun. June 13, French Creek Iron Tour, Kimberton, PA. Ride 10, 20, 35, 50, 66, 75, or 100 miles on lightly traveled roads through beautiful countryside. Benefits the French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust, 610-933-7577.
Sun. June 13, George Washington Bridge Challenge, Bridge Plaza South, Fort Lee, NJ. Ride 4, 15, 25, 33, or 63 miles. Participants will not be riding in New York; riders cross the GW Bridge and immediately return to New Jersey (3.6 miles round-trip) at the start of all five routes. Benefits the American Cancer Society.
Sun. June 13, Pedaling for Prevention, Livingston, NJ. 10, 25, or 40 mi. Benefits The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas, New Jersey's only certified burn treatment facility.
Sun. June 13, RECtric Century, Landisville, PA. Ride 30 or 72 miles through scenic Lancaster county on rolling terrain. No SAG or supported rest stops.
Sun. June 13, Tour dem Parks, Hon!, Carroll Park, Baltimore, MD. 14, 25, 35, or 64 miles.
Sat. June 19, ALS Express, one-way rides to Wildwood, NJ, from four NJ start locations. Ride 10, 25, 50, or 75 miles on flat terrain. Each rider receives two complimentary passes to Morey’s Piers Amusement and Water Parks valid on June 19. Return transportation is available (extra fee). Benefits the Eileen Frank ALS Foundation, a not-for-profit 501c(3) organization.
Sat. June 19, Double Creek Tour, Dover, PA. 30, 48, or 62 mi through the scenic and lightly-traveled roads of York and Adams counties, along the Conewago and Bermudian creeks for which the ride was named. Also available is a half marathon or 5K run. Benefits the Healthy Community Pharmacy, providing medications to uninsured and underinsured families.
Sat. June 19, Flatlands Tour, Chesapeake City, MD. Very scenic, 35, 54, 63, 77, or 101 mi on flat terrain. $6 day-of-event registration; no pre-registration. This is a no-frills event - no SAG or supported rest stops. Baltimore Bicycling Club
Sat. June 19, Ride For The Mission, Scotch Plains, NJ. Ride 7, 20, 40, 62, or 100 miles. $28 registration + $100 minimum fundraising, benefits Streetlight Mission, a non-profit organization that helps New Jersey residents who are dealing with homelessness, substance addictions, and provides food to those who need it.
Sat. June 19, Roll & Stroll, Souderton, PA. 10 or 20 mi on rolling terrain; or 39 or 64 miles on rolling-to-hilly terrain. Benefits the Indian Creek Foundation.
Sat. June 19, Viewtrail Metric Century, Berlin, MD. 20, 40, or 62 miles on flat terrain, through some of Delmarva's back-country roads.
Sun. June 20, Bike 4 Sight, Media, PA.
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Sun. June 20, Bike Freedom Valley, Philadelphia, PA. Ride the traditional 35-mile route through Villanova to Spring Mill and back onto the Schuylkill River Trail, or follow the trail through Manayunk, Conshohocken, Valley Forge to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park and back (up to 48 miles round-trip). Or do both! Benefits the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.
Sat. June 26, Bike MS: Mason-Dixon Challenge, Gettysburg, PA. Ride 30 or 62 miles on scenic routes in Maryland and Pennsylvania. $25 registration + $150 minimum fundraising. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sat. June 26, Greg Krause Memorial Helmet Fund Ride, Churchville, MD. 30-mi ride, limited to 200 riders.
Sat. June 26, Lutheran Charities Steeplechase Bike Ride, Audubon, PA. 18, 31, 52, or 62-mi on-road routes, or ride 2-20 miles on the Schuylkill River Trail.
Sat. June 26, Miles for Mission, Lower Makefield, PA. 5, 10, 20, 40, or 60 miles. Benefits local charities.
Sun. June 27, Bay to Bay Ride, Betterton, MD. Start from Betterton Beach on the Chesapeake Bay with a choice of five routes between 27 and 104 miles. Longer routes go to Woodland Beach, DE, on Delaware Bay. Benefits the Chestertown Lions Club.
Sun. June 27, Long Island Harbors Ride, Brentwood, NY. 15, 27, 53, 80, or 105 miles.
June 26-30, Bike Virginia, Staunton, Waynesboro, and Harrisonburg, VA. This year's tour will include rolling hills and moderate climbing in the Shenandoah Valley.
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Sun. July 4, Double Cross Metric, Appoquinimink High School, Middletown, DE. Note new start location! Many cross-state rides are measured in hundreds of miles and many days. The White Clay Bicycle Club offers an alternative that “double-crosses” an entire state in only 31 total miles over flat terrain. To ride a metric century, a second (different) 31-mi loop is also available.
Sun. July 11, American Cancer Society Bike-a-Thon, one-way to Buena, NJ, from Philadelphia (66 mi), Cherry Hill (54 mi) or Hammonton (21 mi). Ride across the Ben Franklin Bridge on the 66-mi route.
Sun. July 11, Tour de Queens, Queens, NY. This is a 20-mi ride, limited to 1,000 riders.
July 17-20, Neighborhood Bike Works Ride of Dreams, Philadelphia, PA. Join Neighborhood Bike Works (NBW) and fellow cyclists, including members of the NBW youth racing team, on a 240-mi fundraising ride. Ride from NBW Philly (Univ. of Pennsylvania campus) to Harrisburg and back; overnight stays in New Holland, Hershey and Strasburg. $75 registration + $500 minimum fundraising benefiting NBW; includes ride support, overnight lodging and food. Limited to 25 riders.
July 17-24, Greenway Sojourn. Start from Camden, NJ and ride to Philadelphia - Audubon (PA) - Pottstown - Jim Thorpe - Allentown (PA) - Bulls Island (NJ), and end in Trenton. Ride 250 miles on seven different Pennsylvania and New Jersey rail-trails: Schuylkill River Trail, Perkiomen Trail, Lehigh Gorge Trail, Ironton Trail, Lehigh Canal Trail, Delaware Canal Towpath, and D&R Canal Towpath. Benefits the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC).
Sun. July 18, Irish Pub Tour de Shore, Philadelphia, PA, to Atlantic City, NJ. This is a 65-mi one-way bike tour from the Irish Pub in Philadelphia (20th & Walnut) to the Irish Pub in Atlantic City, where riders are welcomed to an outdoor patio party including food, drinks, music and prizes. $150, benefiting the Daniel Faulkner Educational Fund, FOP Survivor's Fund, and the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia.
Sat. July 24, Dream Ride Lancaster, Donegal Middle School, Marietta, PA. Ride 10, 20, 30, 62 or 100 miles in scenic, western and northern Lancaster County on rolling-to-hilly terrain (1,270-4,600 ft climbing on the three longer routes). A fundraising event for the League of Lancaster Bicyclists and other Lancaster Charities.
Sat. July 24, River to River Ride, Souderton PA. 25, 50, 75, or 100 miles. Ride from the Delaware River to the Schuylkill River on lightly-traveled roads. Designed like a figure 8, the route begins and ends at Souderton Mennonite Church. Rest stops are planned at historic sites, and lunch will be served at Souderton Mennonite Church.
July 24-25, MS150 PA Dutch Ride, Green Lane, PA, to Millersville, PA. Ride one or two days, 50, 75, or 100 miles per day on rolling to hilly terrain. Busses provide return transportation for one-day riders. National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Sun. July 25, Tour de Tinicum, Erwinna, PA. Ride 4-11 miles on the unpaved towpath; 24-mi mixed towpath / road tour; or 30-, 45-, 57-, or 62-mi road rides, on low-traffic, rolling-to-hilly terrain. Benefits the Delaware Valley Volunteer Fire Company.
July 27 - Aug 1, Wheelmen Annual Meet, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ. The Wheelmen is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to keeping alive the heritage of American cycling, promoting the restoration and riding of early cycles (1918 or earlier). See the antique bike parade and formation riding, a free spectator event, on July 31.
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Sat. Aug. 7, AALF Metric Century, Doylestown, PA. Ride 20, 40, or 62 miles in the picturesque Delaware River area on both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey sides. Benefits the African American Leadership Scholarship fund.
Sat. Aug. 7, Dog Daze Century, West Chester, PA. Ride 27, 50, 77, or 100 mi on the scenic rolling hills of western Chester County. Brandywine Bicycle Club
Sat. Aug. 7, Princeton Event, West Windsor, NJ. Flat/rolling: 16, 23, 35, 50, 65, or 100 mi; almost hilly: 65 mi. Pre-reg by 7/26 for free T-shirt. Princeton Free Wheelers
Aug. 7-14, Great Northern Crossing, Erie to Milford, PA, one-way. 8 days, 425 miles. This is a fully-supported commercial tour from Pedal PA.
Sun. Aug. 8, Brake the Cycle of Poverty, Kutztown, PA. Ride 10 or 25 miles. Benefits Friend, Inc. Community Services, a non-profit social service agency serving Northeastern Berks County.
Sun. Aug. 8, Endure For A Cure, Wilkes-Barre, PA. 12, 30, or 65 miles. Benefits the American Cancer Society.
Sun. Aug. 8, Gran Fondo Colnago Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 31, 62, or 105 miles. The courses feature several miles of closed roads in Philadelphia, and no riding on bike paths.
Sat. Aug. 14, Cumberland Valley Century, Boonsboro, MD. Scenic 18, 25, 63 or 103-mi routes, rolling-hilly (1,240-6,360 ft climbing). The metric and century routes visit the C&O Canal National Historic Park and the Antietam National Battlefield.
Sat. Aug. 14, Eat A Peach Challenge, Carroll County Agricultural Center, Westminster, MD. Ride 12, 33, 40, 67, or 100 miles on rolling-to-hilly terrain through Carroll and Frederick Counties. The century route has 7,000 ft of climbing. Held in conjunction with the Carroll County Farmers' Market Peach Festival. Benefits the Brain Injury Association of Maryland, 410-448-2924.
Sat. Aug. 14, Green Branch Park Century, Pittsgrove, NJ. 27, 52, 76, or 101 mi. Formerly the Bridgeton Zoo Ride, the new routes no longer go through the Bridgeton Zoo. South Jersey Wheelmen (SJW)
Sat. Aug 14, Mike Clark Memorial Ride, Greenville, DE (northwest of Wilmington). 25- and 50-mi "Ride the Rollers" or 32-, 64-, and 75-mi "Conquer the Hills" routes. Benefits the Mike Clark Legacy Foundation.
Sat. Aug. 14, Nightmare Tour, Donegal Middle School, Marietta, PA. A challenging 177-mile ride that primarily circles Lancaster County and includes an additional 23+ mile loop to offer cyclists a double century ride that is sanctioned by the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association.
Sat. Aug. 14, Ride To See, Galena, MD. A bicycle tour of Kent County, MD, with a choice of four routes between 15 and 100 miles. Benefits the Galena Lions Charities - Lions Vision Research, Pre-School Vision Screening, Leader Dogs for the Blind, the Elderly & College Scholarships.
Sat. Aug. 14, Spokes for Folk, Green Lane, PA. This is a family-friendly ride on the unpaved Perkiomen Trail. Ride one or two 12-mi laps from the park to the Spring Mount Hotel and return. All riders must be pre-registered; no on-site registration. This ride is a fundraiser for the Philadelphia Folk Festival.
Sun. Aug. 15, Covered Bridge Metric, Lancaster, PA. Very scenic, 15, 31, or 62 miles, rolling with a few hills. Registration closed on July 1. There will be no day-of-event registrations accepted! 4,105 riders in 2009; 2,600 riders in 2010. Lancaster Bicycle Club (LBC)
Sun. Aug. 15, Ramapo Rally, Mahwah, NJ. 12, 25, 45, 62, 100, or 125 mi through the farm and lake country of northern and western New Jersey. 25-100-mi rides are on rolling terrain. The 125-mi ride adds a 25-mi hilly extension to the 100. Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey
Aug. 20-22, Allenberry Resort Weekend, Boiling Springs, PA (between Harrisburg and Carlisle). 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, Mid-Life! The Crisis (musical), performed by a professional theater company. No SAG or road markings. PPTC
Sun. Aug. 22, Discover Hudson Valley Ride, Poughkeepsie, NY. 18-100 miles; 490-4,800 ft climbing. Includes crossing the world's longest pedestrian bridge, the walkway over the Hudson. Bike New York
Sun. Aug. 22, Good Kids Outdoor Ride, Kennett Square, PA. Ride 1-3 different loops that add up to a metric century: 20-25-20 miles. Benefits the YMCA Financial Assistance Program. 610-444-9622, ext. 2315.
Sun. Aug. 22, LiveStrong Challenge, Blue Bell, PA. 10, 20, 45, 75 or 100 miles, rolling-hilly. $50 registration + $250 minimum fundraising. Benefits the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Sat. Aug. 28, Cycle & Walk for Kids' Sake, Burlington Township, NJ. Ride 10, 20, 40, or 65 miles on flat to gently-rolling terrain. Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Sat. Aug. 28, Round the Valley, Grantville, PA. Ride in the scenic Lebanon Valley on low-traffic roads. Ride 5, 25, 63, or a hilly 100 miles ride around the perimeter of Lebanon County. Lebanon Valley Bicycle Coalition (formerly the Lebanon Valley Bicycle Club)
Sat. Aug. 28, Sowing Seeds Charity Bike Ride, Allentown, PA. 5-mi rolling, 20- and 40-mi hilly. Benefits the Lehigh County Farmland Preservation Program.
Sat. Aug. 28, Shore Fire Century, Middletown, DE. 35, 65, or 100 mi on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain in central Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. White Clay Bicycle Club
Sun. Aug. 29, Shoo-Fly Classic, Oley, PA. Ride 20, 40, or 60 mi, or combine the 40 and 60 for a full century, on rolling to hilly terrain. The scenic, low-traffic Oley Valley is recognized by Bicycling Magazine as one of the best cycling areas on the East Coast. Berks County Bicycle Club
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Sat. Sept. 4, Annapolis Bay Country Century, Owings, MD. Ride 25, 50, 62 or 100 miles on rural roads through the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay; rolling-to-hilly terrain. Annapolis Bicycle Racing Team (ABRT)
Sun. Sept. 5, Brandywine Tour, Pocopson Elementary School, near Chadds Ford, PA. Ride 26, 50, 65, or 100 miles on rolling-to-hilly terrain. Pizza at the end of the ride. Delaware Valley Bicycle Club (DVBC)
Sun. Sept. 5, Golden Apple Ride, Westchester, NY. 25, 50, 75, 100, or 125 miles, starting from Golden's Bridge, off Interstate-684, or via public transportation to the MetroNorth RR station.
Mon. Sept. 6 (Labor Day), Donut Derby, Breinigsville (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. 6 (Labor Day), Labor Day Century, McSherrystown, PA (near Hanover). Ride 25, 50, 65, or 100 miles. Carmen’s homemade ice cream and hot dogs will be provided after the ride. Hanover Cyclers
Sept. 9-12, Great Peanut Bike 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 and end at the Cattail Creek RV Park and Campground. A real bargain if you have the camping gear, and local motels are also available.
Sat. Sept. 11, Amish County Classic Bike Ride, Intercourse, PA. 12- or 23-mi rolling, or challenging 62-mi route with the steep Welsh Mountain climb. Benefits Paradise Rotary. NOTE: Do not confuse this ride with the Amish Country Bike Tour in Dover, DE; see "Delaware Amish Country Bike Tour" below.
Sat. Sept. 11, Barbara Cook Run-Ride-Walk for Cancer, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, NJ. 8, 31, or 62-mi bike ride through scenic Cumberland County, and several run/walk options. Benefits the Lance Armstrong Foundation and South Jersey Healthcare Cancer Center.
Sat. Sept. 11, Civil War Century, Thurmont, MD. Sold out! Registration is closed. 25 mi flat, 50 or 62 mi rolling, 77 or 105 mi hilly, on low-traffic roads. Limited to 1,600 riders - no day-of-event registration. Baltimore Bicycling Club
Sat. Sept. 11, Delaware Amish Country Bike Tour, Dover, DE. Ride 15, 25, 50, 62, or 100 miles on flat terrain, or a 25-mi timed race on a separate loop. 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. 8:00am mass start 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; or show and go start 7:00am-10:00am without police traffic control. 1,309 riders in 2010. Registration fee increases after 8/25. 1-800-233-5368 or 302-734-1736. NOTE: Do not confuse this flat ride with the rolling-hilly Amish County Classic Bike Ride in Intercourse, PA; see "Amish Country Classic Bike Ride" above.
Sat. Sept. 11, Scenic Schuylkill Century, Philadelphia, PA. 25, 40, 65, or 100 miles in Philadelphia and Montgomery County. Breakfast at the start, and pizza at the finish. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP)
Sat. Sept. 11, Skipjack Bike Tour, Deal Island, MD. 15, 30, or 75 miles on flat terrain.
Sat. Sept. 11, South Jersey Tour des Farms, Vincentown, NJ. 14, 29, or 54 mi on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain. Rest stops are at farm markets. Your optional market purchases will be delivered to the starting point. South Jersey Resource Conservation & Development Council
Sat. Sept. 11, Univest Grand Prix and Cyclosportif, Souderton, PA. Ride the Cyclosportif and/or watch the Grand Prix professional road race. The Cyclosportif ride is completely changed for 2010, and will be held entirely on the 3.8-mi finishing circuit of the Grand Prix. "Cyclo's" will have a two-hour window to see how many laps they can do on the pro circuit with its tough Wile Avenue climb. Also see the listing on Sept. 12 for the Univest Criterium in Doylestown, PA. (Date from UCI calendar.)
Sun. Sept. 12, Bike Philly, Philadelphia, PA. Family-friendly event featuring a car-free 10- or 20-mi loop and a challenging 35-mi option on shared roads. Benefits the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.
Sun. Sept. 12, NYC Century Bike Tour, New York, NY. 15, 35, 55, 75, or 100 miles. Benefits Transportation Alternatives.
Sun. Sept. 12, Rock ‘N Ride Bike Tour, Harvey Cedars, Long Beach Island, NJ. Ride 10, 20 or 40 miles. The day culminates with the Red Cross’ “Party in the Park” with a BBQ and live entertainment. Benefits the American Red Cross.
Sun. Sept. 12, Sunshine Foundation Bike-A-Thon, Williamstown, NJ. Ride 11, 18, or 33 mi one-way from the Library IV in Williamstown to the Berkshire Grill in Egg Harbor Twp. Benefits the Sunshine Foundation. 856-728-8064 or 609-442-6477.
Sun. Sept. 12, The Flattest Century in the East (TFCE), Dartmouth, MA. Registration is closed! 2,000 riders registered by May 6. 29, 52, 68, or 100 mi through the 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.) No day-of-event registration. Narragansett Bay Wheelmen
Sun Sept. 12, Univest Criterium, Doylestown. This is a professional race, listed here as an event to watch or to ride to, but not participate in. The Doylestown Arts Festival is located in the center of the racecourse, allowing spectators to wander through the festival on the way to different views of the race. Also see the listing on Sept. 11 for the Univest Grand Prix and Cyclosportif.
Sat. Sept. 18, Harford County Pink Ribbon Ride, Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD. 4, 12, 25, 40, or 62 miles; combine the 40 and 62 for a century. Benefits the Chesapeake Cancer Alliance
Sat. Sept. 18, Jersey Devil Century, Parvin State Park, Centerton, NJ. 25, 50, 75, or 100 miles on flat terrain. South Jersey Wheelmen (SJW)
Sun. Sept. 19, End Duchenne Bike Tour, Woolwich Twp (near Swedesboro), NJ. Ride 25- or 53-mi low-traffic, scenic routes on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain. Benefits Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD). Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed in childhood, affecting approximately 1 in every 3,500 live male births (about 20,000 new cases each year).
Sun. Sept. 19, Three Creek Century, LeTort Park, Carlisle, PA. 10, 25, 50, 75, or 100 miles. Harrisburg Bicycle Club
Sun. Sept. 19, Urban Farm Ride, Philadelphia, PA. Ride 15 or 28 miles from Kensington to Mount Airy, one-way. Ride through Philadelphia’s unique and vibrant neighborhoods to visit urban farms, and end with a feast of grilled foods and beer at Weavers Way’s Co-op Farm.
Sept. 22-25, Source of the Delaware, Hancock, NY, to New Hope, PA. 4 days, 250 miles. This is a fully-supported commercial tour from Pedal PA.
Sept. 24-26, NJ Ride Against AIDS. A 3-day 250-mile ride from High Point State Park to Cape May.
Sept. 24-26, Weekend in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. Three days of cycling, 16-61 mi per day, on the scenic, rolling roads of the Amish country. Hotel accommodations and some meals are included. No route markings or SAG. Baltimore Bicycling Club
Sat. Sept. 25, Escape New York, New York, NY. 50, 65 or 100 miles, beginning and ending in Manhattan. All routes offer picture-postcard views of the Hudson River and Palisades as you cross the George Washington Bridge. New York Cycle Club
Sept. 25-26, Bike MS: The Great New Jersey Country Bike Ride, Morristown, NJ. Ride 20, 50, or 100 miles. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sept. 25-26, MS150 City to Shore, Cherry Hill, NJ, to Ocean City, NJ, and return. Ride 1 or 2 days, 25-75 miles per day plus 25-mi extra loop on Saturday. Over 7,000 cyclists. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sept. 25-26, Tri-State Seacoast Century, Hampton Beach State Park, Hampton Beach, NH. Registration is closed! Ride 1 or 2 days on the same routes: 25, 50, 63, or 100 miles along the coast in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Total elevation climbed for the entire 100-mi route is less than 1,500 vertical feet. Registration closes 8/31/10 or at 1,600 riders. Granite State Wheelmen
Sun. Sept. 26, Bike Fresh Bike Local, Downingtown, PA. 25, 50, or 75 miles through the beautiful landscapes and farms of Chester County. Ride begins and ends at Victory Brewing Company and includes a post-ride meal of local foods and Victory brews. Benefits the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA).
Sun. Sept. 26, Bike the Beach, Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT. 10, 20, or 45 mi on flat to rolling terrain, or 62 mi, flat to hilly. Start from the beach and ride though up to five historic New England towns. All of the routes pass by scenic beaches. Benefits people with developmental disabilities through the Probus Club of Greater Bridgeport.
Sun. Sept. 26, Twin Lights Ride, Highlands, NJ. 30, 50, 75, or 100 mi; 1,300-4,000 ft climbing. Ride along the spectacular back roads of Monmouth County. Bike New York
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Oct. 1-3, Cape May Weekend, Cape May, NJ. After an absence of 20 years, PPTC is again sponsoring this event. Includes lodging in an ocean-front motel and some meals. No SAG or road markings. PPTC (Potomac Pedalers Touring Club)
Oct. 1-4, YSC Tour de Pink, Hershey, PA, to New York City. NOTE: Registration for the 3-day ride from Hershey to NYC is now closed. However, you can still participate as a 1-day rider, on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Sat. Oct. 2, AJF50 Ride for Autism, Yardley, PA. Ride 50 miles through both Lower and Upper Makefield. A 12-mile route through Lower Makefield, utilizing 8 miles on the canal path along the Delaware River, is also available. Benefits the AJ Foundation and the Comprehensive Learning Center for Children with Autism.
Sat. Oct. 2, Belleplain Fall Century, Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine, NJ. Ride 35 or 50 miles on the morning loop, and/or ride 28 or 50 miles on the afternoon loop. The morning and afternoon routes can be combined for 63, 78, 85, or 100 mi. Shore Cycle Club
Sat. Oct. 2, Fall Bicycle Flea Market, Valley Preferred Cycling Center (Lehigh Valley Velodrome), Breinigsville (Trexlertown), PA. Open 8:30 to 2:30; $8 admission. 610-395-7000
Sat. Oct. 2, Flaming Foliage Metric Century, Hazleton, PA. Ride 16, 31, or 62 miles, and run/walk events are also offered. Benefits Serento Gardens alcoholism and drug prevention and treatment services.
Sat. Oct. 2, Girasole Charity Cycling Event, Hopewell Elementary School, Hopewell, NJ. Ride 32-mi flat, or 37- and 65-mi rolling to hilly. Proceeds benefit New Jersey based organizations providing services for cancer patients and survivors. Please contact email@example.com for more information. (This ride was previously based in Frenchtown, NJ, under the name Carpe Diem-Girasole Charity Cycling Event.)
Sat. Oct. 2, Go Green Bike Tour, Lackawanna State Park, near Scranton, PA. 22-, 29-, or 62-mi on-road routes, and several mountain bike routes for all abilities. Benefits the Countryside Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting lands and waters in and near the Tunkhannock Creek Watershed; phone 570-945-6995.
Sat. Oct. 2, Project Freedom Bike Tour, Robbinsville, NJ. 10, 25, 40, or 62 miles. Benefits Project Freedom - three adapted apartment complexes where people with severe physical disabilities live.
Oct. 2-3, MS Bike to the Bay, Dover, DE, to Rehoboth Beach, DE. 150 or 175 miles round-trip for the weekend, or 17, 45, 75, or 100 miles one-way on the Saturday-only ride. National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Oct. 2-3, Red Dragon Ride, Cortland, NY. Ride 25, 55, or 80 miles on Saturday, and 40 or 55 miles on Sunday. Cortland is in the scenic, hilly, Finger Lakes region of central New York.
Sun. Oct. 3, Gap Gallop, Bethlehem Township, PA. Scenic 50, 68 or 100 mi on very-low-traffic roads. 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 100 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. The 50-mi route runs along rolling terrain on the south side of Blue Mountain, without crossing the ridge. Lehigh Wheelmen Association.
Sun. Oct. 3, Pumpkin Patch Pedal, Thompson Park, Jamesburg, NJ. 25, 50, 62, or 100 mi through the rolling farmlands of central New Jersey during the peak of the harvest season. Pre-register by 9/11 to receive a long-sleeve shirt. Staten Island Bicycling Association (SIBA)
Sun. Oct. 3, Tour du Port, Baltimore, MD. Ride 12 to 63 miles through up to twelve historic neighborhoods, waterfront areas, and parks. Benefits One Less Car, the Maryland bicycle-advocacy organization.
Oct. 6-10, Tour de Pines, various start locations in the Pinelands National Reserve, NJ. Five consecutive single-day (loop) bicycle tours of the New Jersey Pinelands; 40-55 miles per day. Participants may elect to ride 1, 2, 3, 4, or all 5 days of the tour. The ride leader will average 11-13 mph, but faster groups will go off the front and follow the cue sheet. This is a FREE unsupported event - no SAG or road markings. Registration deadline is Oct. 1. Pinelands Preservation Alliance, 609-859-8860 x11.
Sat. Oct. 9, Bike Tour, Great Meadows, NJ. 10 or 25 miles; 11:00am start. Benefits the Independence First Aid Squad.
Sat. Oct. 9, Miracle Ride, Voorhees, NJ. Ride 10, 25, or 50 miles through Burlington and Camden Counties. Benefits the Adam Taliaferro Foundation for seriously injured athletes. 856-679-2641
Sat. Oct. 9, Sea Gull Century, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD. 62 or 100 miles on very flat terrain. New this year, the “Century” features two routes to better accommodate the growing number of cyclists. 8,300 riders in 2009.
Sat. Oct. 9, Trek Women Breast Cancer Awareness Ride, Levittown, PA, and other locations. 100 participating Trek dealers across the U.S. will join together to raise awareness for breast cancer research and prevention by hosting a 10- and / or 25-mi family-friendly bike ride.
Sun. Oct 10, Care Plus Road to Wellness, Mahwah, NJ. 10, 25, 64 mi.
Sun. Oct. 10, Cycle for Life, Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA. 10, 45, or 65 miles. Benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Delaware Valley Chapter, 610-325-6001.
Sun. Oct. 10, Ride Ataxia, Limerick Community Park, Limerick, PA. 10-, 25-, or 50-mile routes along scenic country roads. Lunch catered by Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill and Carrabba's Italian Grill after the ride. Benefits the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA). Friedreich’s ataxia is a debilitating, life-shortening, degenerative neuro-muscular disorder.
Sat. Oct 16, Black Bear Century, Minisink Hills, PA. Ride 32, 41, 47, 65, 88 or 107 miles, rolling-hilly. The routes are almost all within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The full route (107 mi) takes riders to the highest point in New Jersey at High Point State Park.
Sat. Oct. 16, Ellen Moran "Save the Girls" Tour, Long Beach Island, NJ. Ride 10, 20, 30, or 40 miles. $25 registration + $150 minimum donation; benefits the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation.
Sat. Oct. 16, Savage Century, Newark, DE. 40, 60, 75, or 100 miles; the major hills are only on the 75- and 100-mi loops. White Clay Bike Club
Sat. Oct. 16, Walk for Thought/Cycle for Safety, Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville, NJ. 10-, 25-, or 50-mi on-road routes, or walk or ride on the unpaved canal towpath. $100 or more in pledges is suggested. Benefits the Brain Injury Association of NJ.
Oct. 16-17, Covered Bridges Ride, Erwinna, PA. Saturday is a lower-cost family day with only the flat 20-, and 30-mi routes on cinder-based paths. Sunday’s event includes the 20- and 30-mi flat routes on cinder-based paths, and the 33-, 50-, or 63-mi on-road hilly routes. Ride through up to six historic covered bridges. Over 2,000 riders. Central Bucks Bicycle Club
Sun. Oct. 17, Camphill Challenge, Kimberton, PA. Ride 10, 35, or 50 miles through Chester County during peak autumn foliage, with views of horse farms, historic homes, and covered bridges. Picnic after the ride.
Sun. Oct. 17, Save-A-Limb Ride & Festival, Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, MD. 6, 15, 30, or 62 miles. Benefits the Save-A-Limb Fund, a program of Sinai Hospital, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Sat. Oct. 23, Between the Waters Bike Tour, Onacock, VA. Ride 20, 40, 60, or 100 mi on flat terrain. Closely-spaced rest stops and a lunch stop on all routes. Five rest stops with lunch at approximately 55 miles on the century route.
Oct. 22-24, Fall Foliage Weekend, Hanover / Gettysburg, PA. Includes meals and hotel accommodations (with indoor pool/whirlpool). Advance registration is required. No SAG or road markings. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP)
Oct. 30-31, Philadelphia Bike Expo, 23rd St. Armory (22 S. 23rd St., between Market and Chestnut), Philadelphia, PA. Presented by Bilenky Cycle Works and The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.
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Sat. Nov. 13, BiKing for June, Morrisville, PA. 16-mi canal tow-path ride or 45-mi road ride. This is a benefit ride ride for June Ottavi, diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer.
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Dec. 2-6, FestiVelo de Charleston, Charleston, SC. Four days of riding with daily short- (12-25 mi), medium- (50-60 mi), and long-distance (95-105 mi) routes. Each day, the rides will go in a different direction. Tent sites, RV sites, cabins, and villas are available at the start location, or make your own motel reservations. Listed as one of Bicycling Magazine's "Can't Miss Winter Rides." FestiVelo is a fundraiser for the Palmetto Cycling Coalition. (The start location for this event is approximately 700 miles from Montgomery County, PA.)
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(Edited by Jack Elias, SCU Assistant Webmaster, 12/20/2010)
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