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This bicycle events calendar is presented by Suburban Cyclists Unlimited, P.O. Box 401, Horsham, PA 19044. This page lists the past events of 2011. For future events, see the Calendar of Events.
Sun. Feb 13, Stop Swap and Save, Westminster, MD. Indoor swap meet
Feb. 26-27, Endurance Sports Expo, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA.
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March 8-10, LAB National Bike Summit®, Washington, D.C.
Sat. March 26, Icicle Metric, Newark, DE. 22, 31, or 62 miles on moderately hilly terrain in the area west and north of Newark. Indoor food stop. White Clay Bicycle Club
Sat. March 26, Hell of Hunterdon, Lambertville, NJ. 76 miles features 18 sections of dirt, gravel, and hardscrabble roads, but suitable for road bikes. No SAG.
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Sat. April 2, Fools Classic, Holicong, PA. This is a 72-mi ride featuring 25 sections of dirt, gravel, and hardscrabble roads, but suitable for road bikes. No SAG.
Sat. April 2, Let Me Go Charity Bike Ride, Trexlertown, PA. 11, 25, or 62 miles. Riders must register by March 30; no day-of-event registration. Benefits St. Luke's Hospice.
Sun. April 10, Path to the Cure, Alverthorpe Park, Abington, PA. 5, 10, or 20 miles. Benefits the Dysautonomia Foundation.
April 14-17, PPTC St. Michaels Weekend and Eastern Tandem Rally, St. Michaels, MD.
April 15-17, Face of America Bike Ride, Washington, DC, to Gettysburg, PA, one-way. 110 miles. Ride with servicemen who have been severely injured in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Sat. April 16, Ocean to Bay Tour, Bethany Beach, DE. 5, 30, or 50 miles on flat terrain.
Sat. April 16, Rally in the Valley, Philadelphia, PA. This is an off-road event. Philadelphia Mountain Bike Association (PMBA)
Sat. April 16, 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 17, Cumberland Valley Rail-Trail Race, Run, Ride & Ramble, Shippensburg, PA.
Sat. April 17, Girls with Gears, Limerick, PA. 10, 25, 40, or 62 miles, rolling-hilly. Benefits Carol for Heart.
Sun. April 17, Miles for Matheny, Peapack, NJ. 12, 23, 32, or 50 miles.
Sat. April 23, Fleche Buffoon, New Hope, PA. This is a 75-mi hilly ride through Bucks County, PA, and Hunterdon County, NJ, featuring 10 steep climbs.
Sat. April 23, Tour de Carroll, Westminster, MD. 8, 25, 39, or 63 miles. Benefits the Family and Children’s Adult Day Services.
April 29-May 1, PPTC Lewes Delaware Weekend, Lewes, DE. Ride 20 to 65 miles per day on flat terrain. Includes meals and hotel accommodations. No SAG.
Sat. April 30, Pedal or Throttle Scholarship Ride, North East, MD. Bicycle 25 or 62 miles. A motorcycle route will also be offered. Benefits Cecil College.
Sat. April 30, State Police Benefit Ride, Hershey, PA. 7, 15, 32, 38, 62, or 100 miles. Benefits the Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational and Memorial Center.
Sat. April 30, Tour de South Brunswick, South Brunswick, NJ. 2.5, 10, or 25 mi. Benefits the Education Foundation of South Brunswick Township.
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Sun. May 1, Draw for Sight Bicycle Poker Run Ride, Betterton, MD. 37 miles. Riders draw a playing card at each check station. Prizes will be awarded to the ten best hands. Chestertown Lions Club
Sun. May 1, Horsham Rotary River Ride, Horsham, PA. Ride 5, 20, 35 or 63 miles on mostly back-county roads through Montgomery County, PA. New this year is a Rotary River Walk around College Settlement Camp. Benefits the Rotary Club of Horsham.
Sun. May 1, JFS Wheels for Meals, Rockleigh, NJ. 3-, 10-, 25-, and 50-mi routes through scenic Bergen County. $25 registration + $180 minimum fundraising.
Sun. May 1, ROAR for Autism, Cockeysville, MD. 5, 10, 25, or 50 miles.
Sun. May 1, TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour, New York, NY. 42 miles; 32,000 riders. Regular registration is sold out! $300 VIP registration or registration through charity partners with a $1000 fundraising commitment may still be available.
Sun. May 1, Tour de Franklin, Somerset, NJ. 1-5, 10, 25, 40, or 62 mi through central New Jersey. See organizer's website for mass start times. Benefits the Franklin Township Food Bank.
Sun. May 1, Tour de Scranton, Scranton, PA. 4, 15, 32, 46, or 65 mi. Benefits the Erin Jessica Moreken Drug & Alcohol Treatment Fund.
Sun. May 1, Tour de Tuckahoe, Petersburg, NJ. 16, 40, or 62 miles.
Sat. May 7, SCU Quad County Metric, Green Lane Park, Montgomery County, Green Lane, 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. SPECIAL OFFER: Register for the Quad County Metric and the Lake Nockamixon Century for only $50 for both events! 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. Download brochure (PDF). Suburban Cyclists Unlimited
Sun. May 8 (Mother's Day), Gran Fondo New York, New York, NY. Hilly routes: 71 mi with 2,570 ft of climbing or 107 mi with 5,400 ft of climbing. Registration: $165-$250, includes cycling jersey.
May 13-15, BCP Spring-n2-Cycling Weekend, Danville (between Bloomsburg & Lewisburg), PA. Includes meals and hotel accommodations. No SAG.
Sat. May 14, Enright Health Trek, Berkeley Heights, NJ. A scenic 20-mi bike ride through Morris and Union counties, benefiting melanoma awareness and skin cancer educational initiatives. Pre-Registration required by 5/10/11. Suggested pledge minimum is $250.
Sat. May 14, Jerry Hanclich Pinelands Triple Loop, Batsto Village Park, Washington Twp., NJ. Ride 1, 2 or all 3 loops: #1 - 36 mi, #2 - 29 mi, #3 - 35 mi. Shore Cycle Club
Sat. May 14, Need To Feed, Dover (near York), PA. 6 or 26 miles. Benefits the Cathedral of Praise and Worship’s Food Pantry.
Sat. May 14, Rotary 100 Bike Tour, Burlington, NJ. Ride 25, 50, 64 or 100 miles on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain. Benefits the Rotary Club of Burlington, NJ
Sat. May 14, Rt. 113 Heritage Corridor Ride, Souderton Mennonite Church, Souderton, PA. New routes for 2011: Ride 10, 30, or 65 miles on varied terrain. Proceeds benefit Heritage Conservancy.
Sat. May 14, Tour de Cure, Newark, DE. 15, 31, or 63 miles. American Diabetes Association
Sun. May 15, Bike MS Crankin' for a Cure, Middletown DE. The route is a 30-mi loop which riders can do once or twice. National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Sun. May 15, Dream Come True Ride or Stride, Rodale Fitness Park (across from the velodrome), Breinigsville (Trexlertown), PA. Ride 10, 20, 31, or 59 miles on rolling-to-hilly terrain, or walk 3 miles. See organizer's website for mass start times. Pledges are optional for this charity event, but prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers. 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 15, Go the Distance for Autism, Northern Highlands Regional High School, Allendale, NJ. Ride 3, 10, 25, or 50 miles through Bergen County. $25 registration + $150 minimum fundraising; different fees for families and teams.
Sun. May 15, Horse Farm Tour, McSherrystown, PA (near Hanover). Ride 10, 25, or 35 miles; combine loops for longer distance. On the 10 and 25-mi routes, ride past and stop to visit Hanover Stables, one of the most famous standard-bred horse farms in the world. Hanover Cyclers
Wed. May 18, Ride of Silence, multiple start locations including Doylestown, Philadelphia, and West Chester. 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.
Sat. May 21, Ride for the Mission, Evangel Church, Scotch Plains, NJ. 5, 24, 45, 62, or 100 miles. $30 registration + $100 minimum fundraising.
May 21-22, Bike MS Coast the Coast, Monmouth, NJ. Ride one day - 25, 50, 85 miles - or two days, 170 miles. National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Sun. May 22, Bike Ride for the Children, North Caldwell, NJ. 15 or 40 miles. $100 minimum fundraising is encouraged. Benefits Vacamas Programs for Youth.
Sun. May 22, Bloomin' Metric®, Norwalk, CT. Very scenic, 25-, 46-, or 62-mi routes start out flat-to-rolling along the shore (Connecticut side of Long Island Sound). Longer routes go inland and up on rolling-to-hilly forested terrain. Sound Cyclist Bicycle Club
Sun. May 22, Bonkers Metric Tour, Ridley Creek State Park, near Media, PA. 18, Ride 35, 50, or 65 scenic miles on rolling terrain with some hills. Delaware Valley Bike Club (DVBC)
May 27-30, Kent County Spring Fling, Chestertown, MD. Enjoy four days of cycling on the upper Eastern Shore, with lodging and 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 28, Jaycees Soft Shell Metric Century, Crisfield, MD. 23 or 62 miles.
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Sat. June 4, Cory's Ride, Tall Cedars Picnic Grove, Crosswicks, NJ. 10, 20, or 50 miles. No road markings.
Sat. June 4, Get Ready Metric, Fort Mott, Pennsville, NJ. 31 or 62 mi on flat to gently-rolling terrain. South Jersey Wheelmen
Sat. June 4, 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 4, Tour de Chocolate Town, Hershey, PA. Ride 4, 16, 29, 33, 63 miles. First annual ride to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network, held in conjunction with the Community Celebration at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Sat. June, 4, Wheel for Teal, Moorestown, NJ. This is a 25-mi loop that riders can ride once or twice. Benefits the Mary Anne Mazanec Ovarian Cancer Foundation.
Sun. June 5, Eco Ride, Reisterstown, MD. 6, 18, 30, 50, or 62 miles. Benefits the Kayam Farm.
Sun. June 5, Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure, Ambler, PA. 3, 12, 33, or 61 miles starting from Temple University Ambler Campus. Benefits the American Diabetes Association.
Sun. June 5, International Cycling Classic (professional race), Logan Square to Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA. Spectator and volunteer event; vendor expo across from Eakins Oval. See the Wellness Challenge below to ride one lap of the race course at 7:15am before the race.
Sun. June 5, NJ Skylands Tour de Cure, Basking Ridge, NJ. 13, 30, 50, 75, or 100 miles. American Diabetes Association
Sun. June 5, Ride for Amy, South Brunswick, NJ. Three routes: flat 25-mi, hilly 35-mi, or very hilly 50-mi over Sourland Mountain. Each rider is asked to raise $140 (including their registration fee). Benefits the Amy Foundation’s mission to increase the early detection and treatment of breast cancer in uninsured women.
Sun. June 5, Tour de Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NJ. 18 miles.
Sun. June 5, Tour de Donegal, Donegal High School, Mount Joy, PA. Ride 15, 30, or 60 mi on rural roads in western Lancaster County PA. Benefits the Donegal Field Hockey Team.
Sun. June 5, 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 8:45am for the professional race.
Sat. June 11, The Longest Day, High Point, NJ, to Cape May, NJ, one-way. Self-supported 100, 124, or 206 miles. Must register and join Central Jersey Bicycle Club by 5/20/2011.
Sat. June 11, Pedal to Preserve, New Holland, PA. 6, 20, or 51 miles on rolling terrain. Benefits the Lancaster Farmland Trust.
Sat. June 11, Revolutionary Ramble Bicycle Tour, Drew University, Madison, NJ. 12, 25, 35, 45, or 65 miles. Registration is limited to 750 riders - sold out in 2009 and 2010. No day-of-event registration. Morris Area Freewheelers
Sat. June 11, Ride for Autism, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. 10, 25, 50, 62, or 100 miles.
June 11-12, Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge, Washington College, Chestertown, MD. Ride 30, 62, or 100 miles on Saturday and 30 or 50 miles on Sunday, on flat to gently-rolling terrain. National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Sun. June 12, Central NJ Tour de Cure, Princeton Junction, NJ. 10, 30, or 62 miles through Mercer, Middlesex, and Monmouth Counties. American Diabetes Association
Sun. June 12, French Creek Iron Tour, Kimberton, PA. 10, 20, 35, 50, 66, 75, or 100 miles. Benefits the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust.
Sun. June 12, Pedaling for Prevention, Livingston, NJ. 10, 25, or 40 miles through Morris and Somerset Counties. Benefits the Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation.
Sat. June 18, ALS Express, one-way rides to Wildwood, NJ, from four NJ start locations: Blackwood, Vineland, Dennisville, or Cape May Court House. 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 18. Return transportation is available (extra fee). Benefits the Eileen Frank ALS Foundation, a not-for-profit 501c(3) organization.
Sat. June 18, Delaware Leap Frog Bicycle Tour, Felton, DE. 32 or 64 mi on flat terrain. Ride from pond-to-pond in Central and Southern Delaware.
Sat. June 18, Double Creek Tour, Dover, PA (near York). Ride 30 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. Run and walk events are also available. Benefits the Healthy Community Pharmacy, providing medications to uninsured and underinsured families.
Sat. June 18, Flatlands Tour, Chesapeake City, MD. 35, 56, 63, 77, or 101 miles on scenic, flat terrain. This is a "no frills" event: $6 registration; no SAG or supported rest stops. Baltimore Bicycle Club
Sat. June 18, Legacy Fund Bike Ride, Stockton College, Pomona, NJ. 15, 31, or 62 mi, scenic, flat, low-traffic ride through New Jersey’s beautiful Pine Barrens.
Sat. June 18, Roll & Stroll, Souderton, PA. 10 or 20 miles on rolling terrain; or 39 or 64 miles on rolling-to-hilly terrain. Benefits the Indian Creek Foundation.
Sat. June 18, Viewtrail Metric Century, Berlin, MD. 20, 40, or 62 miles on flat terrain; low-traffic roads.
Sun. June 19 (Father's Day), Chester County Challenge for Cancer, West Chester, PA. New start location: Fern Hill Campus (Chester County Hospital). Ride 5, 10, 25, 50, or 65 miles in beautiful Chester County.
June 22-26, Pedaling4Paws, West Chester, PA, to Ogdensburg, NY, on the Canadian border. This is a 465-mile, 5-day ride that benefits 17 SPCAs and animal shelters. Advance coordination required; no ride fees or minimum donations; no SAG.
June 24-26, PA Environment Ride, Elizabethtown, PA, to Philadelphia, PA. Ride from the Susquehanna River to the Schuylkill River, 160 miles, one-way. $75 registration + $2,000 fundraising minimum, supports the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s trail development efforts.
June 24-29, Bike Virginia, New River Valley, VA.
Sat. June 25, Cycle Bucks County, New Hope, PA. Ride 10 mi on the flat, unpaved canal path, or 25-, 50, or 60-mi on-road routes on rolling-to-hilly terrain; 2,000 ft of climbing on the 50-mi route and 3,000 ft on the 60-mi route. Benefits the New Hope-Solebury Community Association and Tara L. Riedley Foundation.
Sat. June 25, Lutheran Charities Bike Ride & Walk, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Audubon, PA. 18, 31, 52, or 62 miles through Montgomery and Chester counties. $25 registration before June 1 ($30 after June 1) + $25 minimum pledge. Free T-shirt with registration before June 1.
Sat. June 25, Miles for Mission, Lower Makefield, PA. 20-, 40-, or 60-mi on-road routes, or 5, 10, or 30 miles on the unpaved canal path. Benefits local charities.
June 25 - July 2, Penn Central, cross-PA ride. 8 days, 475 miles. This is a fully-supported commercial tour from Pedal PA.
Sun. June 26, Bay to Bay Ride, Betterton, MD. 27, 50, 78, 86, or 104 miles on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain. Chestertown Lions Club
Sun. June 26, RECtric Century, Landisville, PA. Ride 30 or 72 miles between recCenters in Hempfield (Landisville), Lititz, Ephrata, and New Holland. Download brochure (PDF).
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Sun. July 3, Double Cross Metric, Middletown, DE. Cross and “doublecross” 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. White Clay Bicycle Club
Sun. July 10, ACS 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. American Cancer Society
Sat. July 16, Bike MS: Mason-Dixon Challenge, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA. 30, 62, or 100 miles. National Multiple Sclerosis Society
July 19-24, Greenway Sojourn, Ebensburg, PA. Tour the northern Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, centered in Indiana County, about 50 miles east of Pittsburgh. Ride 33-to-53-miles a day, mostly on smooth crushed-stone or asphalt trails. The ride is fully supported, and all meals are included. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
July 22-24/25, NBW Ride of Dreams, Philadelphia to Washington, DC, 200 miles. There are 3-day and 4-day options for this ride. July 25 is an optional 50-mi tour of Washington, D.C. This is a fundraising ride to help support Neighborhood Bike Works (NBW) youth programs.
Sat. July 23, Dream Ride, Marietta, PA. 10, 20, 30, 62, or 100 miles on scenic, rolling-to-hilly terrain in western Lancaster County.
Sat, July 23, Weavers Way Urban Farm Bike Tour, Philadelphia, PA. 25- or 35-mi rides through Philadelphia's unique and vibrant neighborhoods, visiting several urban farms in South, North, and West Philly, Kensington, Germantown, Roxborough, and Mt. Airy; and an incredible feast of grilled foods and beer at the end. Benefits Weavers Way Community Programs' Farm Education Program.
Sun. July 24, Courage to Ride Bicycle Tour, Warwick County Park, Pottstown, PA. Ride 5, 12, 25, or 50 miles. Benefits the Dr. Effy Oz Memorial Fund.
Sun. July 24, Tour de Tinicum, Erwinna, PA. Ride 4-11 miles on the unpaved towpath; or 15-, 42-, 48-, or 62-mi road rides, on low-traffic, rolling-to-hilly terrain. Benefits the Delaware Valley Volunteer Fire Company.
Sat. July 30, Spokes for Folk Ride, Green Lane Park, Green Lane, PA. Ride 17 mi on the unpaved Perkiomen Trail or 32 mi on the roads of the Perkiomen Valley. A 5k run/walk is also being offered. Benefits the Philadelphia Folk Song Society.
Sun. July 31, Irish Pub Tour de Shore, Philadelphia, PA, to Atlantic City, NJ. NOTE: Registration has closed - at the 1,300 rider limit! 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. $10-$20 registration + $150 minimum donation, benefiting the Daniel Faulkner Educational Fund, FOP Survivor's Fund, and the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia. Registration closes on 7/1/11 or at 1,300 riders.
Sun. July 31, Tour de Long Valley, Long Valley, NJ. 20-mi mostly flat or 40-mi hilly (1,800 ft climbing) through scenic Long Valley in the heart of Morris County. Benefits the Long Valley First Aid Squad.
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Aug. 1-6, Wheels for Wells Mid-Atlantic Water Challenge, Nags Head, NC, to Ocean City, NJ. 365 miles.
Sat. Aug. 6, Dog Daze Century, West Chester, PA. Ride 25, 50, or 100 mi on the scenic rolling hills of western Chester County. Brandywine Bicycle Club
Sat. Aug. 6, Princeton Event, West Windsor, NJ. Flat/rolling: 16, 23, 35, 50, 65, or 100 mi; almost hilly: 65 mi. Pre-reg by 7/25 for free T-shirt. Princeton Free Wheelers
Sun. Aug. 7, Endure for a Cure, Wilkes-Barre, PA. 12, 30, or 62 miles. American Cancer Society
Aug 12-14, The Farm Ride, Amherst NY. Three days of riding starting from and with accommodations at University of Massachusetts ("UMass"). On Friday, an escorted ride of about 20 mi starts at 4:00pm or ride on your own (cue sheets provided). Ride 30, 66, or 100 mi on Saturday. On Sunday, there will be marked routes of several distances, but no official rest stops, and an optional canoeing or kayaking trip on the Connecticut River (fee). Transportation from New York City is available (fee). Beer from Harpoon Brewery will be available.
Sat. Aug. 13, 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. 13, 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
Sat. Aug 13, Mike Clark Memorial Ride, A.I. Du Pont High School, Greenville, DE. 64- and 75-mi routes through scenic and hilly New Castle County, Delaware and Chester County, Pennsylvania. 25- and 50-mi routes on gently rolling terrain. A 6-mile guided route will be provided for children. Benefits the Mike Clark Legacy Foundation, which supports youth programs.
Sat. Aug. 13, Nightmare Tour, Marietta, PA. 100, 177, or 200 miles on rolling-to-hilly terrain.
Sat. Aug. 13, Ride To See, Galena, MD. 15, 30, 40, 62, or 100 miles on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain. Galena Lions Charities
Sun. Aug. 14, Gran Fondo Colnago Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 31, 63, or 102 miles on rolling-to-hilly terrain.
Sun. Aug. 14, Ramapo Rally, Mahwah, NJ. 12, 25, 50, 62, 100, or 125 mi. Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey
Aug. 19-21, Allenberry Resort Weekend, Boiling Springs, PA (between Harrisburg and Carlisle). Ride 11 to 75 miles per day 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 meals, lodging, and tickets to Smoke on the Mountain, performed by a professional theater company. No SAG or road markings. PPTC
Sun. Aug. 21, Covered Bridge Metric Century, Lancaster, PA. Very scenic, 15, 31, or 62 miles, rolling with a few hills. New start location: HACC - Lancaster Campus. Registration closes 7/10/11 or at 2,600 riders. No day-of-event registration. Lancaster Bicycle Club
Sun. Aug. 21, LiveStrong Challenge Philly, Blue Bell, PA. 10, 20, 40, 70, or 100 miles on rolling-to-hilly terrain. The LiveStrong 5k/10k run will take place on Sat. Aug. 20.
Sat. Aug. 27, SCU Lake Nockamixon Century, Moravian Tile Works, 130 East Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA. The Nock is back for 2011 with a new start location! Ride 25, 50, 64, 75, or 100 miles. All riders will visit picturesque Lake Galena in Peace Valley Park. 50-to-100-mile riders will also visit our well-stocked rest stop at scenic Lake Nockamixon. Registration includes marked route, cue sheet, SAG support, rest stops, and a post-ride meal. Rest stops have a large assortment of home-made snacks. Register by 8/13 to get a free duffel bag. Download brochure with mail-in registration form (PDF). See the slide show. Suburban Cyclists Unlimited
Sat. Aug. 27, Shorefire
Century, Middletown, DE. Canceled
due to Hurricane Irene! Sun. Aug. 28, Gran Fondo NJ, Morristown, NJ.
Postponed to Sept. 18 due to Hurricane Irene.
30, 62, or 100 miles on hilly terrain. $79-$99 pre-registration; there will be NO day-of registration.
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Sat. Sept. 3, Bay Country Century, Owings, MD. 25, 50, 62, or 100 mi on Chesapeake Bay's western shore.
Sun. Sept 4, Brandywine Tour, West Chester, PA. 26-, 50-, 65- and 100-mi routes on rolling-to-hilly terrain. Pizza at the end. Delaware Valley Bike Club (DVBC)
Sun. Sept. 4, Peter Odell Memorial Ride, New Hope, PA, to New York City. Alternate start locations offer routes of 50, 70, 90 or 125 miles, one-way, all ending in New York City. Registration includes motor coach trip home and moving van for your bike, and showers. Registration deadline is 8/31/11. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP)
Mon. Sept. 5 (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. 5 (Labor Day), Labor Day Century, McSherrystown, PA (near Hanover). Ride 28, 50, 64, or 101 miles on lightly-traveled roads through Adams County. Ice cream, food and drinks will be provided after the ride. Hanover Cyclers
Sept. 8-11, 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. 10, Amish Country Bike 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 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 8/26. 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" below.
Sat. Sept. 10, Amish Country Classic Bike Ride, Intercourse, PA. 12, 23, or 62 miles. NOTE: Do not confuse this rolling-hilly ride with the flat Amish Country Bike Tour in Dover, DE; see "Delaware Amish Country Bike Tour" above.
Sat. Sept. 10, Century for the Cure, Warren, NJ. 40, 80, or 100 mi. $75 reg (includes free bike jersey) + $500 minimum fundraising; benefits the Cancer Institute of NJ.
Sat. Sept. 10, Civil War Century, Thurmont, MD. Registration has 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. 10, Scenic Schuylkill
Century, Philadelphia, PA. Canceled!
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. 10, South Jersey Tour des Farms, Vincentown, NJ. Ride 16, 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
Sun. Sept. 11, Bike Philly, Philadelphia, PA. A family-friendly event featuring car-free 10- and 20-mi loops and a challenging 35-mi ride on shared roads. Benefits the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.
Sun. Sept. 11, The Flattest Century in the East (TFCE), Dartmouth, MA. Registration has closed! 2,000 riders registered in 7 days. 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. 11, YMCA Benefit Bike Ride, West Chester, PA. 8, 15, 25, 40, or 80 miles.
Sept. 16-18, Pedal the Poconos, Hawley, PA. The featured event is a 45-mi ride to Barryville, NY, on Saturday. Ride 29-mi on Sunday. See the organizer's website for the schedule of other activities, including a bike expo and a wine reception.
Sat. Sept. 17, Greater Maryland Bike4BreastCancer Ride, Bel Air, MD. 12, 25, 40, 62 or 100 mi (combining the 40- and 62-mi routes) through Harford County. Benefits the Active Survivor Network and The Red Devils.
Sat. Sept. 17, Jersey Devil Century, Parvin State Park, Centerton, NJ. 25, 50, 75, or 100 miles on flat terrain. South Jersey Wheelmen (SJW)
Sat. Sept. 17, Jersey Shore Tour de Cure, Brielle, NJ. American Diabetes Association
Sat. Sept. 17, Philly Bike-Walk-Run-Roll for Pain Relief, Fitzwater Station Restaurant, Port Providence, PA. Bike 18, 35 or 50+ mi; run 5km; walk or roll: 1.5 mi. Benefits RSDSA, an organization working to help patients with CRPS. CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, also called RSD), is a neurological disease with severe, relentless pain, affecting between 200,000 and 1.2 million Americans.
Sat. Sept. 17, Ride Solar, Lancaster, PA. 15-, 30- or 63-mi routes, on the scenic roads of Lancaster County. Lunch and a Ride Solar commemorative T-shirt are both provided.
Sat. Sept. 17, Univest Grand Prix and Cyclosportif, Souderton, PA. The Cyclosportif ride - 32 mi with 2400 ft of climbing or 66 mi with 4700 ft of climbing - returns to its roots on a long course inspired by the original classic Univest road course, including the KOM climbs of Old Church Rd and Knockel Rd. After the Cyclosportif ride, all participants can watch the professional riders on the new Grand Prix course from a hospitality tent located at the top of the pro's KOM climb in Souderton.
Sun. Sept. 18, 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 on the Connecticut side of Long Island Sound. All of the routes pass by scenic beaches. Benefits people with developmental disabilities through the Probus Club of Greater Bridgeport.
Sun. Sept. 18, Country Roads Fall Foliage Bike Tour, Warwick, NY. 10, 21, 43 or 62 mi through Orange County, NY. Look for the camels! Orange County Bicycle Club and Occupations, Inc.
Sun. Sept. 18, Cycling for Independence, Mercer County Park, West Windsor, NJ.
Postponed due to road damage caused by
Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee! Ride 20- or 50-mi routes, mostly flat with some small hills. Also a 5-mi wheelchair course through Mercer County Park is available. Must register by 9/16/11. Fundraising is optional for this charity ride that benefits Advancing Opportunities/Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey.
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18, Gran Fondo NJ, Morristown, NJ.
Rescheduled from Aug. 28 due to Hurricane Irene. 30, 62, or 100 mi on hilly terrain. $79-$99 pre-registration; there will be NO day-of registration. Sun. Sept. 18, Hillier than Thou, Washington, NJ.
50 mi, 62-mi hilly, 62-mi "flatter" (5,300-ft climbing), 100-mi very hilly (11,250-ft climbing) recreational or 100-mi very hilly open road race.
Sun. Sept. 18, MS Hops to Hops, Lambertville, NJ. 40-mi ride through scenic fall foliage on the rolling hills of Amwell Valley. $30-$40 registration + $150 minimum donation; benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sun. Sept. 18, Three Creek Century, LeTort Park, Carlisle, PA. 10, 25, 50, 75, or 100 mi. Harrisburg Bicycle Club
Sun. Sept. 18, Univest Criterium, Doylestown, PA. Spectator and volunteer event. Also visit the Doylestown Arts Festival located in the middle of the race course.
Sept. 23-25, NJ Ride Against AIDS, High Point State Park to Cape May, NJ; 250 miles. $1,500 minimum fundraising.
Sept. 23-25, Weekend In Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. Includes meals and hotel accommodations. No SAG. Baltimore Bicycle Club
Sept. 23-25, Tour de Pink, Morristown, NJ, to Long Branch, NJ, one-way, 173 or 211 mi. $99 registration + $2,500 minimum fundraising; hotels and meals included. Benefits the Young Survival Coalition, the premier organization dedicated to young women diagnosed with breast cancer. See one-day ride option below.
Sat. Sept 24, Tour de Pink one-day ride, Princeton, NJ. 62 or 100 mi. $99 registration + $250 minimum fundraising. Benefits the Young Survival Coalition, the premier organization dedicated to young women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Sat. Sept. 24, Escape New York, New York, NY. 50-, 65- or 100-mi routes offer picture-postcard views of the Hudson River and Palisades as you cross the George Washington Bridge and ride the serene roads of Bergen and Rockland Counties. New York Cycle Club
Sat. Sept. 24, Larry’s Ride and Run, Upperco, MD. 15-, 35- or 63-mi ride or 3.6-mi run. Benefits Bike Maryland, a non-profit dedicated to better and safer bicycling, walking and mass transit.
Sept. 24-25, MS150 City to Shore, Cherry Hill, NJ, to Ocean City, NJ. National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Sept. 24-25, MS Bike to the Bay, Dover, DE, to Rehoboth Beach, DE. National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Sept. 24-25, Tri-State Seacoast Century, Hampton Beach, NH. Ride 25, 50, 63, and 100 miles on Saturday, Sunday, or both days for one price. Limit to 1,600 riders, and registration closes on 8/31. No day-of-event registration. Granite State Wheelmen
Sun. Sept. 25, 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 one complementary Victory beer. Benefits the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA).
Sun. Sept. 25, Charity Bike Tour and Family Festival, Oregon Ridge Park, Hunt Valley, MD. Ride 5, 15, 30 or 60 mi on country roads in northern Baltimore County. Benefits There Goes My Hero, a non-profit organization that provides support to Leukemia patients.
Sun. Sept. 25, Twin Lights Ride, Highlands, NJ. 30, 55, 75, or 100 mi; 1,390-3,600 ft climbing. Ride along the scenic back roads of Monmouth County. Ride for the Cancer Support Community of the Jersey Shore or the Arthritis Foundation. Bike New York
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Sat. Oct. 1, AJF50 Ride for Autism, Yardley, PA. Ride 50 miles through both Lower and Upper Makefield in Bucks County. A 12-mi 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. 1, 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. 1, Fall VeloFest Flea Market, Valley Preferred Cycling Center (Lehigh Valley Velodrome), Breinigsville (Trexlertown), PA. Largest outdoor cycling market on the East Coast. Open 8:30 to 2:00, rain or shine; $8 admission. 610-395-7000
Sat. Oct. 1, Indian Summer Ride for Freedom, Robbinsville, NJ. Ride 10, 25, 40 or 62 miles. Benefits Project Freedom - four adapted apartment complexes where people with physical disabilities live.
Sat. Oct. 1, Tour de Talbot, Easton, MD. 20, 60 or 100 mi on flat terrain.
Oct. 1-2, Delaware River Ramble, Yardley to Easton, PA, and return via NJ the next day. This is a fully-supported commercial tour from Pedal PA.
Sun. Oct. 2, Bicycling Fall Classic, Trexlertown, PA. 25 or 50 mi, rolling-hilly. Presented by Bicycling Magazine.
Sun. Oct. 2, Detective Chris Jones Memorial Bike Event, St. Mary's Hospital, Langhorne, PA. 15 or 48 miles.
Sun. Oct. 2, Gap Gallop, Bethlehem Township, PA. Scenic 50-, 65- or 100-mi routes on low-traffic roads. The 100-mi route crosses the Kittatinny Ridge (Blue Mountain) at Little Gap in Danielsville. The 100 returns via the Delaware Water Gap, where the Delaware River makes a spectacular cut through the ridge. A 65-mi option crosses Little Gap with the 100, but returns through Wind Gap. The rolling 50-mi route stays on the south side of Blue Mountain, without crossing the ridge. Lehigh Wheelmen Association.
Sun. Oct. 2, Kyle Pagerly Memorial Bike Ride, Sinking Spring, PA. 15, 35, or 50 mi. Benefits the Kyle Pagerly Memorial Fund. Deputy Sheriff Pagerly was killed in the line of duty in June 2011.
Sun. Oct. 2, Pumpkin Patch Pedal, Thompson Park, Jamesburg, NJ. 25, 50, 62, or 100 mi through the scenic rolling farmlands of central New Jersey during the peak of the harvest season. Pre-register by 9/10 to receive a long-sleeve shirt. Staten Island Bicycling Association (SIBA)
Oct. 5-9, 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 x24.
Sun. Oct. 9, CF Cycle for Life, Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA. 32 or 64 miles. There is a Fundraising Minimum of $150. Benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Delaware Valley Chapter, 610-325-6001.
Sun. Oct. 9, Covered Bridges Ride, Erwinna, PA. Five routes available: flat 20- or 30-mi, hilly 33-, 50- or 63-mi through the scenic fall foliage of Central and Upper Bucks County. The routes visit up to six covered bridges. 2,275 riders in 2011. Central Bucks Bicycle Club
Sun. Oct. 9, End Duchenne Bike Tour, Woolwich Twp (near Swedesboro), NJ. Ride 10-, 25- or 53-mi low-traffic, scenic routes on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain. Food before and after the ride, and three rest stops on the 53-mi route. 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. Oct. 9, Ride Ataxia, Limerick Community Park, Limerick, PA. 5-, 10-, 25- or 50-mi 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.
Sun. Oct. 9, Tour du Port, Baltimore, MD. 13, 23, 40, 50, or 65 mi. Benefits Bike Maryland, a non-profit dedicated to improving bicycling in Maryland.
Sat. Oct 15, Black Bear Century, Delaware Water Gap, PA. 32, 41, 47, 65, 88, 98, or 107-mi interconnected routes almost entirely within the boundaries of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and High Point State Park. All of the routes have some climbing. No cue sheets.
Sat. Oct. 15, Savage Century, Newark, DE. 40, 60, 75, or 100 miles. The 40- and 60-mi loops have a few short climbs, while the major hills are on the 75- and 100-mi loops. White Clay Bicycle Club
Sat. Oct. 15, Save the Girls Tour of Long Beach Island, Loveladies, NJ. 10, 20, 30 or 40 miles. $25 registration + $150 donation. Benefits the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation®.
Sat. Oct. 15, Sea Gull Century, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD. 62 mi or choice of two 100-mi routes, all on very flat terrain. 8,000+ riders. Registration fee increases after 9/15/11.
Sun. Oct. 16, Camphill Challenge Bike Ride, Kimberton Waldorf School, Phoenixville, PA. New 10-, 25-, or 50-mi routes, as well as a 1-mi family ride. Ride through Chester County during peak autumn foliage with views of horse farms, historic homes, and covered bridges. Picnic after the ride. Pre-register by 9/30 to receive a T-shirt. Benefits Camphill Special School, Camphill Soltane, and Camphill Village Kimberton Hills.
Oct. 21-23, Fall Foliage Weekend, Hanover / Gettysburg, PA. Includes meals and hotel accommodations (with indoor pool/whirlpool). Advance registration is required. No road markings. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP)
Sat. Oct. 22, Between the Waters Bike Tour, Cape Charles, VA. 25, 40, 60 or 100 mi on flat terrain.
Oct. 29-30, Philadelphia Bike Expo, 23rd St. Armory (22 S. 23rd St., between Market and Chestnut), Philadelphia, PA.
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Nov. 3-6, 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, 11/09/2011)
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