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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 2013. For future events, see the Calendar of Events.
Sun. Feb. 10, Stop, Swap and Save, Westminster, MD. The mid-Atlantic’s largest indoor bicycle swap and consumer expo; open 9:00am-2:00pm.
Sun. Feb. 17, Bike Shop Expo, Egg Harbor Township, NJ. Shore Cycle Club
Sat. Feb. 23, Newark Bike Swap, Newark, DE. Trail Spinners
Feb. 23-24, Endurance Sports Expo (PA), Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA.
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March 2-3, Endurance Sports Expo (NJ/NY), New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center, Edison, NJ. (Date corrected 1/3/13.)
Mon.-Wed. March 4-6, National Bike Summit, Washington, D.C. Bicycle-advocacy meetings. League of American Bicyclists
Sat. March 16, Celebrating the Green, Lukens Park, Horsham. This is a family-friendly 9-mi ride on the Power Line Trail. 9:00am start. Benefits the Partnership TMA’s free bike share, pedestrian safety and municipal bike rack programs. Call 215-699-2733 for more information.
Sat. March 23, Icicle Metric Century, Hollingsworth Parking Lot, University of Delaware, Newark, DE. 22, 31 or 62 mi on the moderately-hilly terrain west and north of Newark, DE. Indoor food stop.
March 23-24, Tandem Expo, Pittsgrove, NJ.
Sat. March 30, L'Enfer de Hunterdon, Lambertville, NJ. Sold out - registration has closed! This is a 79-mi ride with 18 sections of dirt, gravel, and hardscrabble roads (covering approximately 15% of the course), but suitable for road bikes.
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Sat. April 6, Fools Classic, Doylestown, PA. This is a 74-mi ride featuring 24 sections of dirt, gravel, and hardscrabble roads, but suitable for road bikes. No SAG.
Sat. April 6, TSR Talbot Bike Tour, Saint Michaels, MD. 10, 25 or 50 mi. Benefits Talbot Special Riders, a volunteer organization that provides equine therapy for disabled individuals.
Sun. April 14, Tour de Open Space, Prallsville Mill, Stockton, NJ. Choice of 3 routes: 15 mi on canal towpath (unpaved), 35-mi rolling (on-road) or 35-mi hilly (on-road). Pre-registration is required. Benefits the New Jersey Conservation Foundation.
Thur.-Sun. April 18-21, Spring Thaw, Cambridge, MD. Primarily an event for tandem riders, but single bikes are welcome - especially riders who may be interested in tandems.
Sat. April 20, Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, Bethany Beach, DE. Ride 5, 30 or 50 mi on flat terrain.
Sat. April 20, 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 21, Girls With Gears, Spring Mount, PA. Ride 10, 25, 40 or 62 mi on rolling-hilly terrain. Benefits Carol For Heart.
Sun. April 21, Miles For Matheny, Peapack, NJ. 10, 25, 35, 50 mi and hilly "Hills of Attrition" routes. Benefits the Matheny Medical and Educational Center.
April 26-28, Face of America Bike Ride, Washington D.C. to Gettysburg, PA. One-way, 110 miles; ride with servicemen who have been severely injured in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
April 26-28, Lewes Delaware Weekend, Lewes, DE. Ride 20 to 65 miles per day on flat terrain. Includes meals and hotel accommodations. No SAG. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club
Sat. April 27, Cycle for Cecil, Elkton, MD. 15, 31, or 62 mi. Benefits the Cecil Land Trust.
Sat. April 27, State Police Benefit Bicycle Ride, Hershey, PA. Ride 7, 15, 32 or 40 mi. Benefits the Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational and Memorial Center.
Sat. April 27, Tour de South Brunswick, Monmouth Junction, NJ. 10 or 25 mi. Benefits the Education Foundation of South Brunswick.
Sun. April 28, Draw for Sight Bicycle Poker Ride, Betterton, MD. Ride 36 or 60-mi on flat to gently-rolling terrain through scenic Upper Kent County. Benefits the Chestertown Lions Club.
Sun. April 28, ROAR for Autism, Cockeysville, MD. Ride 25 mi through some of Baltimore County’s most scenic neighborhoods. A 5k run/walk and 1-mi fun walk are also offered. Benefits autism research and treatment programs at Kennedy Krieger Institute.
Sun. April 28, Tour De Franklin, Somerset, NJ. Ride 10, 25, 40 or 62 mi. See event website for mass-start times. Benefits the Franklin Township Foodbank.
Sun. April 28, Tour de Scranton, Scranton, PA. 4, 15, 32, 46, or 65 mi, rolling-hilly. Benefits the Erin Jessica Moreken Drug & Alcohol Treatment Fund.
Sun. April 28, Tour de Tuckahoe, Petersburg, NJ. Ride 16, 40 or 62 mi. Or ride family-friendly loops around the park. New this year, riders receive free breakfast and lunch.
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Fri.-Sat. May 3-4, Bike Expo New York, New York, NY. The two-day consumer show serves as a fundraiser for Bike New York. Free admission. (Dates updated 1/6/13.)
May 3-5, BCP Spring-n2-Cycling Weekend, Danville, PA. Includes meals and hotel accommodations. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia
Sat. May 4, Bike Towards the Cure, Speedwell Forge, Lititz, PA. Three different routes - ride one, two, or all three: 15, 26 or 36 mi. Benefits the Lancaster General Cancer Support Fund.
Sat. May 4, Delaware Tour de Cure, Newark, DE. 10, 32 or 63 mi. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. Find other Tour de Cure dates and locations.
Sat. May 4, Farmlands Bicycle Tour, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. 18, 25, 38, 50, 62 or 100 mi on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain. Central Jersey Bicycle Club
Sat. May 4, Maryland Tour de Cure, Cooksville, MD. 10, 22, 32 or 63 mi. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. Find other Tour de Cure dates and locations.
Sat. May 4, Pedal for Promise, Medford, NJ. A 15-, 30- or 65-mi loop through Burlington County, NJ. Riders are encouraged to fundraise at least $200. Benefits UrbanPromise Academy, a private high school that focuses on the needs of teens who have not met their academic potential in traditional public school settings.
Sat. May 4, Six Pillars Century, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge, MD. 11, 37, 56 or 100 mi on flat terrain. Benefits Character Counts Mid-Shore.
Sat. May 4, Spring VeloFest, Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Breinigsville, PA. Swap meet.
Sun. May 5, Brake The Hunger Cycle Tour, Kinnelon, NJ. 4, 12, 25, 40 or 62 mi. Post-ride BBQ with live music. Benefits the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and organizations to build clean water sources globally.
Sun. May 5, Cinco de Mayo Benefit Bike Ride and Walk, Exton, PA. Paved-trail ride/walk or 25- or 50-mi road ride. Benefits the PA Center for Adapted Sports in Chester County.
Sun. May 5, Go The Distance For Autism Bike Event, Garden State Plaza Mall, Paramus, NJ. New start location for 2013! 1, 10, 25 or 50 mi through Bergen County.
Sun. May 5, TD Five Boro Bike Tour, New York, NY. 32,000 riders! Regular registration is sold out, but you can still register with a charity partner (with fundraising) or participate as a Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Five Boro rider.
Sat. May 11, SCU Quad County Metric, Green Lane, PA. Start from scenic Green Lane Park in northwestern Montgomery County, and ride 21, 31, 45, 53, 68 or 76 miles at your own pace on 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 ft additional climbing! Register online or download brochure with mail-in registration form. Registration includes marked route, cue sheet, SAG support, well-stocked 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. Read the F.A.Q. Suburban Cyclists Unlimited
Wed. May 15, Ride of Silence, various start locations including Philadelphia, Doylestown, and Collegeville/Trappe. Please see the website for a complete list - too many to list here! 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.
Fri.-Sat. May 17-18, NYC Bike Expo, New York, NY. Free admission.
May 17-19, Pennsylvania Environmental 3-Day Ride, Elizabethtown to Philadelphia, PA, one-way, 170-mi. $2,000 fundraising minimum.
Sat. May 18, Camp Hebron
Ride, Halifax, PA (north of Harrisburg). Cancelled!
Benefits the ministry of Camp Hebron.
Sat. May 18, Pinelands Triple Loop, Batsto Village Park, Washington Twp., NJ. Ride 1, 2, or 3 different loops on flat terrain: #1 - 36 mi, #2 - 29 mi, #3 - 35 mi. Shore Cycle Club
Sat. May 18, Ride for the Mission, Scotch Plains, NJ. 5, 24, 45 or 65 mi through Union, Middlesex, and Somerset Counties. Benefits StreetLight Mission, a faith-based community outreach center located in the inner city of Elizabeth, NJ.
Sat. May 18, Rotary 100 Bike Tour, Burlington, NJ. 25, 50, 64 or 100 mi on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain.
Sat. May 18, Trenton Bike Tour, Trenton, NJ.
May 18-19, Bike MS: Coast the Coast, West Long Branch, NJ. Ride one or two days: 25-170 mi. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sun. May 19, BikeJam / Kelly Cup, Baltimore, MD. Race, recreational ride and festival.
Sun. May 19, Bike Maryland RecRide, Baltimore, MD. 12 or 30 mi. Start/finish at the BikeJam event in Patterson Park.
Sun. May 19, Bonkers Metric, Ridley Creek State Park, near Media, PA. 18, 35, 50 or 65 scenic miles on rolling terrain with some hills. Delaware Valley Bicycle Club (DVBC)
Sun. May 19, Dream Come True Ride or Stride, Breinigsville, PA. Scenic, low-traffic, 3-, 13-, 23-, 37- or 64-mi routes on rolling-to-hilly terrain. 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 nonprofit organization which seeks to fulfill the dreams of children who are seriously, chronically, and terminally ill.
Sun. May 19, Gran Fondo New York, New York, NY. 110 mi with 8,500 feet of climbing. Chip timing for four climbs. Mandatory packet pickup at NYC Bike Expo, May 17-18.
Sun. May 19, Horse Farm Tour, McSherrystown, PA (near Hanover). Ride 10, 24, 27 or 35 mi, or combine routes. Ride through one of the most famous standard-bred horse farms in the world on the 10- and 24-mi routes. The new 27-mi ride is the hilly "Three Lakes Tour". The 35-mi "Church and Creek" ride views a retired F-14 Fighter jet. Hanover Cyclers
Sun. May 19, Tour de Chocolate Town, Hershey, PA. 18, 35, 65 or 100 mi. Benefits the Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.
Sun. May 19, Tour de Tinicum, Erwinna, PA. Ride 4-11 miles on the unpaved towpath; or 15-, 42-, 48-, or 62-mi on-road rides, on low-traffic, rolling-to-hilly terrain. Benefits the Delaware Valley Volunteer Fire Company.
Sat. May 19, Wilmington Gran Fondo, Wilmington, DE. 31 or 62 mi, rolling-hilly. Chip timing for two climbs.
Mon. May 20, Community Bike Ride, Hatfield, PA. 4:30pm start. Ride 1 or 3.5 mi. Scheduled to coincide with the Experience Hatfield festivities. Benefit the bike share, municipal bike rack and pedestrian safety programs.
Fri-Mon. May 24-27, Kent County Spring Fling, Chestertown, MD. Four days of riding on the Eastern Shore, with meals and lodging at Washington College. Baltimore Bicycle Club
Sat. May 25, Soft Shell Metric Century, Crisfield, MD. 23 or 62 mi on flat terrain. Benefits the Salisbury Jaycees.
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Sat. June 1, Broad Creek Byway Bike Tour, Laurel DE. 5, 25 or 50 mi. Explore the Western Sussex Scenic and Historic Byway.
Sat. June 1, Cory's Ride, Tall Cedars Picnic Grove, Hamilton Township, NJ. 10, 20 or 50 mi. No road markings.
Sat. June 1, Get Ready Metric, Fort Mott, Pennsville, NJ. Ride 31 or 62 mi on low-traffic roads, flat to gently-rolling. South Jersey Wheelmen
Sat. June 1, Gloucester County Autism Awareness Ride, Sewell, NJ. 25 or 50 mi.
Sat. June 1, Greater-Philadelphia Tour De Cure, Temple University - Ambler Campus, Ambler, PA. 12, 35 or 63 mi. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. Ride with the SCU Team at this event! Find other Tour de Cure dates and locations.
Sat. June 1, Pedal to Preserve, New Holland, PA. Ride 6, 20, or 51 mi; these routes provide scenic views of more than 75 preserved farms in the heart of beautiful Lancaster County. See event website for mass-start times. Benefits the Lancaster Farmland Trust.
June 1-2, Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge, Easton, MD. Ride one or two days, 30-150 mi through the flat and rural Eastern Shore. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sun. June 2, Bicycling Open, Philadelphia, PA. Ride timed laps of the new Philly Cycling Classic course, from 7:15am until the course marshals sweep the course at 8:30am, before the pro race. Pre-registered riders only, no race-day registration. Benefits the Cadence Cycling Foundation.
Sun. June 2, Bike Ride for Amy, Monmouth Junction, NJ. 25, 35 or 50 mi. Benefits the Amy Feiman Behar Foundation, created to increase the early detection and treatment of breast cancer for uninsured women.
Sun. June 2, Bloomin' Metric®, Westport, CT. Very scenic, 25-, 48-, 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. Limited to 2,500 riders and no day-of-event registration! Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club
Sun. June 2, Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic, Philadelphia, PA. This professional race is a replacement for the canceled Philadelphia International Cycling Championship. The Philly Cycling Classic will have shorter laps and shorter total distance than the traditional race - 120 mi for the men and 60 mi for the women. The new start/finish line is located near the top of The Wall, on Lyceum Ave above Manayunk Ave. The new route does not include the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The women's race will start at 8:30am and the men's race at noon. This is a spectator and volunteer event for recreational riders; however, the Bicycling Open recreational ride is scheduled before the pro races. Volunteers are needed - receive a free T-shirt. If you're not bicycling to the race, take the SEPTA Regional Rail Line to Manayunk from Norristown or Center City Philadelphia. A special train schedule will be in effect on the Philadelphia-Manayunk-Norristown line - trains will operate every 30 minutes.
Sun. June 2, Pat Ytsma Ride Safe Bike Tour, Breinigsville, PA. 20 or 40 mi. This ride will benefit the family of Patrick Ytsma. Mr. Ytsma died on December 8, 2011, from injuries sustained in a biking accident.
Sun. June 2, Tour de Belt, Harrisburg, PA. This is a 20-mi ride on the Capital Area Greenbelt, on a combination of streets and bike trails, on paved and crushed stone surfaces.
Wed.-Sat. June 5-8, Ride for Homes, Philadelphia to Harrisburg and back, 225 miles. Limited to 30 riders. Riders are required to raise a minimum $600 for the ride, including a $100 non-refundable registration fee. Registration deadline is March 1, 2013. Benefits Habitat for Humanity.
June 7-9, Mid-Atlantic Tandem EnthusiastS (MATES) Rally, New Hope, PA. For tandem riders.
Sat. June 8, Githens Center Bike-A-Thon, Lumberton, NJ. Ride 10, 25, 35, 50 or 100 mi on low-traffic roads over flat-to-gently-rolling terrain. This is a family-run low-key charity ride, and fundraising is optional. Benefits the Githens Center (Burlington County Cerebral Palsy Association).
Sat. June 8, Revolutionary Ramble Bicycle Tour, Madison, NJ. Registration has closed - sold out! 12, 25, 35, 50, 65 or 100 mi. Sold-out early last four years, so pre-registration is strongly recommended! (No day-of-event registration if sold out.) Morris Area Freewheelers
Sat. June 8, Ride for Autism, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. New for 2013, lunch is included with all registrations. Ride 10, 25, 50, 62 or 100 mi on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain. Benefits Autism New Jersey.
Sat. June 8, Ride 4 Relief, Ocean View, Cape May County, NJ. Ride 2, 5, 16 or 36 mi. Ride to raise funds for humanitarian aid.
Sat. June 8, Tour de Donegal, Mount Joy, PA. Ride 15, 32, or 60 mi on rural roads in western Lancaster County, PA. See Active.com for online registration and event information. Benefits the Donegal Field Hockey Team.
Sun. June 9, French Creek Iron Tour, Phoenixville, PA. Ride 11, 20, 34, 50, 64, 75 or 100 mi. Benefits the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust.
Sun. June 9, George Washington Bridge Challenge, Fort Lee, NJ. Ride your choice of 6 routes, run or walk across the famous George Washington Bridge. Benefits the American Cancer Society.
Sun. June 9, Pedaling for Prevention, Livingston, NJ. Bike 10-, 25- or 40-mi through the scenic communities of Morris and Somerset Counties. Benefits the Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation.
Sun. June 9, Ride for a Reason, Jenkintown High School, Jenkintown, PA. Ride 7, 22, or 45 mi through Montgomery and Bucks Counties. A well-stocked rest stop will be available at the new Ambler YMCA. Riders can decide at that point if they want to continue on for the additional 23 miles or head back to Jenkintown. Benefits the Abington YMCA and Jenkintown Rotary.
Sun. June 9, Tour dem Parks, Hon!, Baltimore, MD. 12, 25, 36 or 64 mi through Baltimore’s parks and neighborhoods for a close-up view of Carroll, Patterson, Herring Run, and Druid Hill Park.
Sat. June 15, ALS Express Bike Ride, one-way rides to Wildwood, NJ. Four NJ start locations: Blackwood, Vineland, Dennisville, or Cape May Court House, 10-75 mi on flat terrain. Each rider receives two complimentary passes to Morey’s Piers Amusement and Water Parks.
Sat. June 15, Bike MS: Crankin' for a Cure, Bear, DE. New start location for 2013. 25 or 50 mi. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sat. June 15, Double Creek Tour, Dover, PA (near York). 30 or 62 mi. Benefits the Healthy Community Pharmacy, supporting underinsured kids and the families who provide care for them.
Sat. June 15, Heritage Explorer Bike Tour, Mellow Park, Peckville, PA (near Scranton). 5-, 11-, 22- or 44-mi out-and-back routes on the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail and quiet neighborhood streets. Hybrid bikes are recommended for this event because the routes include riding on unpaved trails.
Sat. June 15, Leap Frog Bicycle Tour, Felton, DE. Ride 32 or 64 mi on flat terrain from pond to pond in Central and Southern Delaware. Downstate Delaware Striders and Riders
Sat. June 15, Pedal for Preservation, Chester, NJ. Ride 7, 14 or 28 mi on the scenic, unpaved Columbia Trail. Benefits the Land Conservancy of New Jersey.
Sat. June 15, Roll and Stroll, Souderton, PA. 10, 20, 39 or 64 mi on rolling-hilly terrain. Benefits the Indian Creek Foundation.
Sun. June 16 (Father's Day), Chester County Challenge for Cancer, West Chester, PA. Flat: 5 mi; hilly: 10, 25, 50 or 65 mi.
Tue.-Sat. June 18-22, Pedaling4Paws, West Chester, PA, to Ogdensburg, NY, on the Canadian border. This is a 500-mile, 5-day ride that benefits local SPCA's and animal shelters along the route. Join the ride for a few hours, for a day, or for the whole event. Advance coordination required; no ride fees or minimum donations; no SAG.
Fri.-Wed. June 21-26, Bike Virginia. Lexington/Buena Vista to Botetourt/Roanoke. 1,600 riders.
Sat. June 22, Cycle Bucks County, New Hope Solebury High School, New Hope, PA. 10, 25, 50, or 60 mi.
Sat. June 22, Franklin County Metric Century, Chambersburg, PA. Ride 12, 18, 42 or 62 mi on rural low-traffic roads. Benefits the Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance and the Rhonda Brake Schreiner Women’s Center.
Sat. June 22, Habitat in Motion, Bellevue State Park, Wilmington, DE. Ride 25 or 50 mi or run/walk 5k. Benefits Habitat for Humanity.
Sat. June 22, Lutheran Charities Bike Ride & Walk, Audubon, PA. 18, 31, 52 or 62-mi on-road routes, or take the Fun R & Walk on the Schuylkill River and Perkiomen Trails.
Sun. June 23, Bay to Bay Ride, Betterton, MD. 27, 50, 78, 86 or 104 mi on the Eastern Shore. The 27-mi ride goes through historic Chestertown for those who want a less challenging ride. Benefits the Chestertown Lions Club, supporting leader dogs for the blind.
Sun. June 23, RECtric Century Bike Ride, Landisville, PA. Ride 30 or 72 mi on rolling terrain with stops at each recCenter.
Sun.-Thur. June 23-27, Greenway Sojourn - Great Allegheny Passage, Pittsburgh, PA, to Cumberland, MD. 150-mi rail-trail ride through western Maryland and southern Pennsylvania. Limited to 250 riders. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Sat. June 29, Flatlands Tour, Chesapeake City, MD. 35, 54, 63, 77 or 101 mi. This is a low-cost ($5) no-frills event; no SAG or supported rest stops. Baltimore Bicycle Club
Sat. June 29, Miles For Mission, Lower Makefield, PA. Ride 20-, 40- or 60-mi on-road routes, or 1-, 5-, 10- or 30-mi unpaved canal path routes. Benefits local charities. Yardley United Methodist Church
June 29-30, Pennsylvania Hope Ride, Hershey, PA to Philadelphia, PA. Registration fee + $500 minimum fundraising; benefits the American Cancer Society.
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July 6-7, Iron Hill Twilight Series, West Chester, PA. Various spectator and participatory events; July 6: pro and amateur races, community festival, block party, 1-mile run, kids' race, kids' zone, and Maxxis BMX stunt team; July 7: community bike tours.
Sun. July 7, Delaware Doublecross, Middletown, DE. Cross and "doublecross" an entire state in only 31 total miles over flat terrain. A second (different) 31-mi loop is also available. White Clay Bicycle Club
Sun. July 7, Tour de Queens, New York, NY. 20 mi.
Sat. July 13, Bike MS: Mason-Dixon Challenge, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA. Ride 30, 62, or 100 mi through the gently rolling hills, historic towns, farmlands and back roads of central Pennsylvania. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
July 13-20, Anchor House Ride for Runaways, Burlington, VT to Trenton, NJ. Benefits Anchor House, a 501(c)3 agency for runaway, homeless, abused, and at-risk youth and their families.
Sun. July 14, ACS Bike-a-Thon, one-way to Buena, NJ. Four different start points with seven different length options: Philadelphia (65 or 98 mi), Cherry Hill (53 or 85 mi), Shamong (40 or 72 mi), or Hammonton (21mi). Benefits the American Cancer Society.
Sun. July 14, Gold Coast Tour, Greenlawn, Long Island, NY. Huntington Bicycle Club
Sun. July 14, Kinetic Chesco Tour, Chester Springs, PA. Ride 30, 50 or 75 mi in beautiful Chester County. Pre-registration required.
July 15-28, Lehigh Valley Cycling Festival. Various events including a Gran Fondo, hill climb, group rides, family fun ride, and more.
Fri.-Mon. July 19-22, Ride of Dreams, Philadelphia, PA. This is a 4-day, 250-mi ride from Philadelphia through New Hope to the Delaware Water Gap and return to Philadelphia via the Lehigh Valley. Benefits Neighborhood Bike Works (NBW) youth programs.
Sat. July 20, Farm Ride and Run, Emmaus, PA. Ride 10, 20 or 40 mi, hilly; or run/walk 5K. See Lehigh Valley's many working farms, and learn the importance of preserving open space. Benefits The Seed Farm.
Sat. July 20, YMCA Benefit Bike Ride, YMCA of the Brandywine Valley, West Chester, PA. 8-80 mi.
Sun. July 21, Lemon Ride, Central Bucks-West High School, Doylestown, PA. 5, 15, 30 or 63 mi. Benefits Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to fund research on treatments and a cure for childhood cancer. (Date changed 1/29/13)
Sun. July 21, Tour De Wyebrook, HoneyBrook, PA. 10, 35 or 55 mi through the beautiful Amish country and farmlands of Chester County. Ride begins and ends at Wyebrook Farm and includes a post-ride beer selection.
Sun. July 28, Firefighter 50 Bike Ride, Westminster, MD. Ride 30- or 50-mi on-road or a "dirty 30 loop" on both paved and dirt roads. Benefits the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Department.
Sun. July 28, 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. Registration deadline: 6/24/13 at 1:00pm.
Sun. July 28, Tour de Long Valley, Long Valley, NJ. 20, 40, 62 mi.
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Thur.-Sun. Aug. 1-4, Eastern Tandem Rally, Warren, NJ.
Sat. Aug. 3, 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. 3, Princeton Free Wheelers Bicycle Event, West Windsor, NJ. Flat/rolling: 16, 23, 35, 50, 65, or 100 mi; almost hilly: 65 mi. New this year: An 8-mi guided family ride @ 10:30am - pre-registration is necessary for the guided ride. Register by 7/26 for free T-shirt. Princeton Free Wheelers
Sun. Aug. 4, Heart of Chesapeake Ride, Cambridge, MD. 40 or 64 mi. Benefits the Dorchester Family YMCA's BASE (Before and After School Enrichment Program).
Aug. 9-11, Allenberry Resort Bicycling Weekend, Boiling Springs, PA (between Harrisburg and Carlisle). Ride 11-to-75 mi per day. No SAG or road markings. The 57-acre Allenberry Resort has a swimming pool, hot tub, and lighted tennis courts. Registration includes meals, lodging, and tickets to Annie, performed by a professional theater company. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club
Sat. Aug. 10, Brake the Cycle of Poverty, Kutztown, PA. Ride 10, 25, 33 or 62 mi. Benefits Friend, Inc. Community Services (help for low-income families in Berks County).
Sat. Aug. 10, Eat A Peach Challenge, Westminster, MD. 33, 67 or 100 mi on rolling-hilly terrain. 7,000-ft of climbing on the 100-mi route. Routes start and end at the Peach Festival at the Carroll County Agricultural Center. Benefits the Brain Injury Association of Maryland, 410-448-2924.
Sat. Aug. 10, Green Branch Park Century, Pittsgrove, NJ. Formerly the Bridgeton Zoo Ride, these rides no longer go to the Bridgeton Zoo. The first half has two route choices of 27 or 52 mi. The second half has two route choices of 24 or 49 mi. South Jersey Wheelmen
Sat. Aug 10, Mike Clark Memorial Ride, A.I. Du Pont High School, Greenville, DE. Hilly 64- or 75-mi routes through scenic New Castle County, DE and Chester County, PA, or gently-rolling 25- or 50-mi routes. A 6-mi guided route will be provided for children - minimum age 8 years. Benefits the Mike Clark Legacy Foundation, which supports youth programs.
Sat. Aug. 10, Nightmare Tour, Marietta, PA. Hilly 100, 177, or 200 mi. Lancaster County's Nightmare Tour offers one of the most challenging century, double century and perimeter rides on the east coast.
Sat. Aug. 10, Ride To See, Galena, MD. 15, 30, two 40's - flat and rolling, 62, or 100 mi. Benefits Galena Lions Charities.
Aug. 10-11, Endure Run & Ride, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Run 5k/10k on Saturday, ride 10, 36 or 62 mi on Sunday, or do both. American Cancer Society
Aug. 16-18, Tour de Frederick, Frederick, MD. Ride 1-3 days. Benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County.
Sat. Aug. 17, Camp Fowler Festif, Orefield, PA. 5, 10, 20 or 40 mi. Benefits Valley Youth House-Camp Fowler.
Sun. Aug. 18, Covered Bridge Metric, HACC - Lancaster Campus, Lancaster, PA. Registration is closed! Very scenic, 15-, 31- or 62- mi routes on rolling terrain with a few hills. Registration closes July 15 or at 2,500 riders. No day-of-event registration. Lancaster Bike Club
Sun. Aug 18, Ramapo Rally, Mahwah, NJ. 12, 25, 45, 62, 100 or 125 mi. Register online or by U.S. mail, but there will be no day-of registration. Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey (BTCNJ)
Sun. Aug. 18, Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Philly, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA. 20, 45, 65 or 100 mi, rolling-hilly. Registration + $250 minimum fundraising.
Sat. Aug. 24, SCU Lake Nockamixon Century, Doylestown, PA. Start from the historic Moravian Tile Works and ride 25, 50, 63, 75, 100 or 107 mi. 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. The 107-mi route includes an extra-hilly Intensive Climbing Unit ("ICU") segment. Registration includes marked route, cue sheet, SAG support, well-stocked rest stops, and a post-ride meal with vegetarian option. Rest stops have a large assortment of home-baked snacks. Download brochure (PDF). Read the F.A.Q. Suburban Cyclists Unlimited
Sat. Aug. 31, Bay Country Century, Owings, MD. 25, 50, 62, or 100 mi on the rolling terrain of Chesapeake Bay's western shore.
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The Pumpkin Patch Pedal is cancelled for 2013: "The Staten Island Bicycle Association (SIBA) regrets having to announce that there will not be a Pumpkin Patch Pedal ride this year."
Sun. Sept. 1, Brandywine Tour, Pocopson Elementary School, West Chester, PA. Ride 26, 50, 65, 80 or 100 mi through the beautiful Brandywine River Valley on rolling to hilly terrain. Pizza at the end. Delaware Valley Bike Club (DVBC)
Mon. Sept. 2, Donut Derby, Trexlertown, PA. This is a 36-mi mass-start 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 (LWA)
Mon. Sept. 2, Labor Day Century, McSherrystown, PA (near Hanover). Ride 28, 50, 66 or 100 mi through beautiful Adams County, PA. Carmen's homemade ice cream, hot dogs, drinks and snacks after the ride. Hanover Cyclers
Sat. Sept. 7, Amish Country Bike Tour, Dover, DE. Ride 15, 25, 50, 62, or 100 miles on flat terrain. 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. 1,750 riders in 2012. 1-800-233-5368 or 302-734-1736
Sat. Sept. 7, Amish Country Classic Bike Ride, Bird-in-Hand, PA. Scenic 12-, 23- or 62-mi routes through the Amish farmlands on rolling-to-hilly terrain. The 62-mi route includes the 440-ft climb (in 2.2 miles) up Welsh Mountain with a short break in the middle. It is very steep for a short section, but the average grade is 3.9%. There is an option to bypass the climb, but doing so also bypasses the first rest stop. Benefits the Paradise Rotary.
Sat. Sept. 7, Civil War Century, Thurmont, MD. Registration is closed! Very scenic, 25 mi rolling, 50 or 63 mi rolling-hilly, 75 or 103 mi hilly, on low-traffic roads; 1,150 - 6,900 ft climbing. Pre-registration required; limited to 1,600 riders - no day-of-event registration. Baltimore Bicycle Club
Sat. Sept. 7, Sourland Spectacular, Sourland Mountain Preserve, Skillman, NJ. New start location for 2013. Ride 23-63 mi, all of which include some climbing. After your ride, enjoy a lunch of New Jersey's best pizza cooked on-site, and a home-made brownie sundae. Register by Aug. 23 to receive an embroidered cycling cap. Benefits the Sourland Planning Council, a non-profit organization working to maintain the Sourland Mountain region.
Sat. Sept. 7, South Jersey Tour des Farms, Vincentown, NJ. Ride 16, 29, or 54 mi on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain. Stop at up to 11 farm markets and your optional market purchases will be delivered to the starting point. Additional event information on Facebook and Active.com. Rain date: 9/8/13. South Jersey Resource Conservation & Development Council
Sat. Sept. 7, The Children's Home Bike Ride, Cherry Hill, NJ. Ride 8 or 18 mi one-way with return transportation provided. Benefits The Children's Home.
Sun. Sept. 8, Bucks County Cyclosportif, Doylestown, PA. 56 mi with 4,300 feet of climbing. The Cyclosportif is held in conjunction with the Bucks County Classic and the Doylestown Arts Festival. See the event's website for the complete schedule of events including the New Hope to Doylestown UCI 1.2 Road Race on Sat. Sept. 7, and the Thompson Criterium of Doylestown and children's races on Sun. Sept. 8.
Sun. Sept. 8, Gran Fondo NJ, Morristown, NJ. 18, 43, 63, or 107 mi on rolling-hilly terrain (1,400-9,100 ft of climbing). Timed hill climbs on all routes except the 18 mi.
Sun. Sept. 8, Scenic Schuylkill Century, Philadelphia, PA. 25, 40, 65 or 100 mi in Philadelphia and Montgomery County. Breakfast at the start, homemade baked goods at rest stops, and pizza at the finish. Register by August 31 and receive this year's gift (a lightweight sports cap). Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP)
Sun. Sept. 8, Shoo-Fly Classic, Oley, PA. Ride 20, 40 or 60 mi through the beautiful, hilly Oley Valley. Pizza and shoo-fly pie at the finish. Berks County Bicycle Club
Sun. Sept. 8, Library IV Ride for the Sunshine Foundation, Williamstown, NJ. Ride 31 or 46 mi on flat terrain. A complimentary buffet at the Library IV awaits all riders. Benefits the Sunshine Foundation.
Sun. Sept. 8, The Flattest Century in the East
(TFCE), Dartmouth, MA. Registration has
closed - sold out in two days!
Registration will open on May 1 and is expected to sell out
in one day!
Ride 29, 52, 68 or 100 mi on rolling terrain 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."
(1,100-3,600 ft of climbing according to RideWithGPS.com.) No day-of-event registration. Narragansett Bay Wheelmen
[Editor's comment: Since TFCE is sold
out, check out the Devin Laubi Foundation
Ride in the same area, but one week later on September 15.]
Sat. Sept. 14, Bike to the Bitter End, Lewes, DE. 5, 20 or 35 mi. Registration includes a post-ride lunch and afternoon use of the camp's beach. Registration closes 9/6/13. Benefits Camp Arrowhead.
Sat. Sept. 14, Pedal Between the Parks, Pinchot State Park, Lewisberry, PA. A 64-mi scenic, hilly ride from Gifford Pinchot State Park to Codorus State Park and back. Shorter round-trip rides to the 10-mi and 20-mi rest stops are also available.
Sun. Sept. 15, Belleplain Fall Century, Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine, NJ. Ride 35 or 50 mi on the morning loop, and/or 28 or 50 mi on the afternoon loop; flat terrain. The morning and afternoon routes can be combined for 63, 78, 85 or 100 mi. Shore Cycle Club (Date revised 5/13/13)
Sun. Sept. 15, Bike MS: Hops to Hops, Lambertville, NJ. Ride 40 or 62 mi across the rolling hills of the Amwell Valley. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sun. Sept. 15, Devin Laubi Foundation Ride, Westport, MA. Very scenic 11-, 25- or 65-mi routes that travel past many bodies of water in the coastal towns of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The Devin Laubi Foundation raises funds to financially assist families of children under age 18 stricken with cancer.
Sun. Sept. 15, Gap Gallop, DeSales University, Center Valley, PA (near Coopersburg). New start location and new routes for 2013! Ride 25, 48, 86 or 109 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain, or do the 12-mi family ride on the Saucon Rail Trail. Pre-registration only - no day-of-event registration. Lehigh Wheelmen Association (LWA)
Sun. Sept. 15, Larry's Ride, Reisterstown, MD. 15, 35 or 65 mi. Benefits Bike Maryland.
Sun. Sept. 15, Pass It Along Bike Tour, Andover Township, NJ. 12, 24 or 56 mi. This event will also feature a "Kids Only Zone." Benefits Pass It Along.
Sun. Sept. 15, Pedal for the Kettle Bike-A-Thon, Paramus NJ. There will be a family ride, 10-mi ride, and 25-mi ride. Benefits the Salvation Army of Bergen County.
Sun. Sept. 15, Ride for McBride, Tall Cedars Picnic Grove, Hamilton Township, NJ. 10, 25 or 50 mi. Benefits the Joseph McBride Memorial Scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice.
Sun. Sept. 15, Three Creek Century, Carlisle, PA. 25, 50, 75 or 100 mi on lightly traveled roads along and over the Conodoguinet, Yellow Breeches and Big Spring creeks. Harrisburg Bicycle Club
Sept. 17-22 or 18-22, Fall Tour & Weekend in Cape May, Elizabethtown, PA, to Cape May, NJ, one-way. Ride 225 mi in three or four days. Riders are grouped into groups of riders called "6-packs", which are lead by an experienced 6-pack leader. Harrisburg Bicycle Club
Sat. Sept. 21, Cycles & Cemeteries Ride, Norristown, PA. Ride to the East Falls section of Philadelphia along the Schuylkill River Trail, 14 or 28 mi, with walking tours of two historic cemeteries where Civil War notables are buried. The 14-mi ride is one-way, and return transportation is available for $10. Benefits the Schuylkill River Greenway Association (SRGA), a 501(c)3 non-profit.
Sat. Sept. 21, David Luedtke Memorial Tour du Shore, Crisfield, MD. 25, 50 or 100 mi on flat terrain.
Sat. Sept. 21, Dream Ride Lancaster County, Marietta, PA. Ride 10, 20, 30, 62 or 100 mi through the rolling countryside of western and northwestern Lancaster county via the less traveled country roads.
Sat. Sept. 21, Jersey Devil Century, Centerton, NJ. 25, 50, 75 or 100 mi on flat terrain. South Jersey Wheelmen
Sat. Sept. 21, RCDCU Bike-A-Thon for Prostate Cancer, Somerset, NJ. Ride 10-, 30- or 50-mi routes through the scenic back roads of Franklin Twp. On Facebook. A portion of the money raised will be donated to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Renaissance Community Development Credit Union
Sat. Sept. 21, Tour de Talbot, Easton, MD. Ride 20, 65 or 100 mi on the back roads of Talbot County. Benefits the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and protection of the Choptank River, Eastern Bay, and the Miles and Wye Rivers.
Sept. 21–22, Bike MS: The Great New Jersey Country Ride, Morristown, NJ. Ride 20, 50 or 100 mi on the back roads of north-western New Jersey. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sept. 21-22, Tri-State Seacoast Century, Hampton Beach, NH. 25, 50, 63 or 100 mi; same routes both days. Ride 1 or 2 days for one low registration fee. Registration closes 8/31 - no day-of-event registration. Granite State Wheelmen
Sun. Sept. 22, 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. Registration will close at 900 riders or at 5pm Friday, September 20th, whichever comes first. There will be no day-of-event registration. Benefits the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA).
Sun. Sept. 22, Bike the 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. 22, Country Roads Fall Foliage Bike Tour, Warwick, NY. 10, 21, 42 or 63 mi through scenic Orange County, NY. Look for the camels! Benefits Catholic Charities of Orange County, NY, the Orange County Land Trust, and the Sanctuary for Animals. Orange County Bicycle Club
Sun. Sept. 22, Do the Distance for Disabilities, Mercer County Park, West Windsor, NJ. Ride 20 or 50 mi, or 5K walk/wheelchair roll. Benefits Advancing Opportunities (formerly Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey).
Sun. Sept. 22, Tour de Shuls, Dresher, PA. 3, 20, or 45 mi. Benefits Camp Ramah in the Poconos.
Sept. 27–29, East Coast Tour de Pink, Philadelphia, PA, to Washington, DC, one-way. Benefits the Young Survival Coalition (YSC), an organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Sat. Sept. 28, Bike MS: Bike to Bordeaux, Linganore Winecellars, Mt. Airy, MD. Ride 15, 35 or 60 mi through the hilly countryside of Frederick and Carroll counties, ending with a complimentary wine tasting and lunch at Linganore Winecellars. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sat. Sept. 28, Bike4Bikes, Sherwood Island State Park, Westport, CT. 20, 47 or 62 mi through beautiful Fairfield County. Benefits Northeast Community Cycles, a non-profit organization that provides needy children and adults with free recycled bicycles and new helmets.
Sat. Sept. 28, Trekkers Ride, Titusville, NJ. Ride 13, 20, or 30 mi on the unpaved canal path along the Delaware River or a 40-mi on-road route. Benefits Urban Trekkers Trenton. Urban Trekkers is a branch of UrbanPromise Trenton that provides opportunities for inner city teens to go on trips outside of Trenton and try new activities like hiking, climbing, kayaking, etc.
Sept. 28-29, MS-150 City to Shore, Cherry Hill, NJ, to Ocean City, NJ, and return. Ride one day: 25, 45, 75 or 100 mi, or two days: 150 or 175 mi. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sun. Sept. 29, Bike the Basin, Northampton Civic Center, Richboro, PA. This event is only for kids age 1-13. The main event is the age-group ride around the nearly 1/2-mi basin track. While waiting for the main event, kids get to ride through a challenge course, get their face painted, get a balloon animal, dance with the live entertainment, and more. Rain date 10/6/13. Benefits the CRB1 Fund to cure retinal blindness.
Sun. Sept. 29, Bike to Build, Beachwood, NJ. 10, 23 or 32 mi. Benefits Habitat for Humanity.
Sun. Sept. 29, Tom's Ride, Hellam, PA (east of York, PA). 15, 30 or 60 mi, rolling-hilly. Pasta meal after the ride. Register by 8/31 to receive a free t-shirt. Benefits Vickie's Angel Walk, providing financial assistance to families fighting cancer.
Sun. Sept. 29, Tour du Port, Canton Waterfront Park, Baltimore, MD. Ride 14, 25, 40, 50 or 63 mi. All routes include Fort McHenry and the aquarium rest stop. Benefits Bike Maryland.
Sun. Sept. 29, Twin Lights Ride, Highlands, NJ. 30, 55, 75 or 100 mi. Fresh, local seafood for sale at post-ride festival. Benefits Bike New York, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate and promote cycling in New York City through education and public events.
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Sat. Oct. 5, AJ Foundation Ride for Autism, Yardley, PA. Ride 12-, 50- or 75-mi routes on rolling/hilly terrain in scenic Bucks County. Benefits children with Autism at the Comprehensive Learning Center. (Date updated 7/8/13; ride originally was scheduled on 9/14/13.)
Sat. Oct. 5, Fall VeloFest, Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Breinigsville, PA. Swap meet. 8:30am to 2:00pm.
Sat. Oct. 5, Flaming Foliage Ride, Hazleton, PA. 37, 48 or 63 mi.
Sat. Oct. 5, PD 500 Rock 'N' Roll Ride, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Malvern, PA. 15, 40 or 62 mi, rolling-hilly. Helping those with Parkinson's disease live better lives through exercise until the cure is found.
Sat. Oct. 5, Ride For Financial Wellness, East Windsor, NJ. Flat, scenic, 25- and 62-mi routes and a kids' course (5 years and up). Benefits programs for physical and financial education to area youth.
Sat. Oct. 5, River Towns Ride & Festival, New Castle & Delaware City, DE. Ride one or more trips from New Castle to Delaware City or vice versa, 10-miles per trip, starting at noon. Festivals will be held in each town’s main square: The Green in New Castle and Battery Park in Delaware City. A highlight of the event will be a craft beer festival held at Battery Park in Delaware City from 1-5pm.
Sat. Oct. 5, Sea Gull Century, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD. 65 mi or choice of two different 100-mi routes, all on very flat terrain. 8,000+ riders. Registration closes 7:00pm Fri., Oct. 4; no day-of-event registration.
Sun. Oct. 6, Bicycling Fall Classic, Trexlertown, PA. 10, 25, 50 or 90 mi, rolling-hilly. Timing chips with prizes for top climbers on the 50- and 90-mi courses. "Roubaix" style finish with lap around the velodrome track. Ride with George Hincapie and the editors of Bicycling. Presented by Bicycling Magazine.
Sun. Oct. 6, Fall Foliage Classic, Bedminster, NJ. 15, 30 or 50 mi. Benefits Vacamas Programs for Youth and VisionHarvest.
Oct. 9-13, 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. New for 2013, there is a flat fee to ride regardless of the number of days. Pinelands Preservation Alliance
Sat. Oct. 12, Black Bear Century, Delaware Water Gap, PA. Cancelled! Seven interconnected routes: 32, 41, 47, 65, 88, 98, or 107 mi. Registration closes Oct. 6; no day-of-event registration.
Sat. Oct. 12, Savage Century, Newark, DE. Ride 40, 60, 75 or 100 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain. The major hills are on the 75- and 100-mi routes. White Clay Bicycle Club
Sun. Oct. 13, Cycle for Life, The Mann Center, Philadelphia, PA. No riders under the age of 18. $185 fundraising minimum benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Sun. Oct. 13, End Duchenne Bike Tour, Woolwich Township (near Swedesboro), NJ. Ride 10-, 25- or 53-mi on scenic low-traffic roads over 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. Oct. 13, Ride Ataxia, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA. 5, 10, 25 or 50 mi. Benefits Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA).
Oct. 18-20, Fall Foliage Weekend, Hanover / Gettysburg, PA. Ride routes of various distances on your own or group rides with leaders. Includes cue sheets, meals, snacks, parties, and hotel accommodations (with indoor pool/whirlpool). Advance registration is required. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP)
Sat. Oct. 19, Save-A-Limb Ride, Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, MD. Ride 6, 15, 30 or 64 mi; also, 1-mi walk, fitness fair, festival. Benefits the Save-A-Limb Fund, a program of Sinai Hospital.
Sat. Oct. 19, Talbot Interfaith Shelter Century, St. Michaels, MD. Ride 11, 31, or 62 mi on the Eastern Shore. All rest stops have water views (Chesapeake Bay or tributaries). All cyclists are treated with homemade pies at the end of the ride, and cyclists on the 31- and 62-mi rides are invited to the St. Michaels Crab and Steak House for free beer and crab balls. Benefits the Talbot Interfaith Shelter.
Sun. Oct. 20, Camphill Challenge, Phoenixville, PA. 10, 25, 50 or 100 mi. Proceeds benefit Camphill Special School, Camphill Soltane, and Camphill Village Kimberton Hills lifesharing communities for children, youth, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Sun. Oct. 20, Covered Bridges Ride, Erwinna, PA. 20- or 30-mi routes primarily on cinder and hard-packed dirt trails, or hillier 33-, 50- or 63-mi routes on paved roads with 1,900-3,900 ft of climbing. Travel through up to six historic covered bridges. Fatter-tired bikes work best on the cinder-based paths for the 20- and 30-mi routes, which visit one or two bridges. 2,200 riders. Central Bucks Bicycle Club (CBBC)
Sat. Oct. 26, Between the Waters Bike Tour, Nassawadox, VA. 25, 40, 60 or 100 mi on flat terrain. Benefits Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore (CBES). CBES is dedicated to promoting balanced growth while enhancing our quality of life and preserving our natural resources.
Oct. 30 - Nov. 3, FestiVELO, Santee, SC. Santee is known for scenic southern views and you'll enjoy them on the mostly flat rides, 20-110 mi. New location for 2013. Benefits Charleston Moves. (The start location is 620 miles from Horsham, PA.)
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Sat. Nov. 9, Cranksgiving Bucks County, CB West High School, Doylestown, PA. This is a scavenger hunt style race where participants will stop at 3 grocery stores along the route and pick up a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the Doylestown Food Pantry.
Nov. 9-10, Philadelphia Bike Expo, PA Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA. New, larger location for 2013! SCU volunteers are needed at the expo. For one 5-hour shift, you and a friend are entitled to free admission for the entire weekend, including Saturday night's Hardcourt Couture, bike polo meets cycling fashion event. Sign up at SignUpGenius.com
Sat. Nov. 23, Cranksgiving NYC, New York, NY. Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels. Part bike ride, part food drive, part scavenger hunt, it has been held annually in New York City since 1999. Food is collected at grocery store "checkpoints" and then after being collected at the end of the event, will be donated. Make sure you've got a bag and a lock, because you're going to need to lock up to run into grocery stores.
Sun. Nov. 24, Cranksgiving Philly, Penn Treaty Park, Philadelphia, PA. 12:00 noon start. Cranksgiving is a charity bike ride that began in 1999, organized by New York City bike messengers. Food is collected at grocery store "checkpoints" and then after being collected at the end of the race, will be donated to Philabundance. There is no set course, and you can ride at your own pace.
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(Prepared by Jack Elias, SCU Assistant Webmaster, 11/25/2013. Contact Jack)
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