Past Events of 2015

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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 2015. For future events, see the Calendar of Events.

Thank you for riding the SCU Quad County Metric on Saturday May 9! Ride photos are available from Bluestem Light. See the 2015 slide show!

February 2015

Sun. Feb. 8, Stop, Swap and Save, Westminster, MD. Indoor swap meet; 9:00am-2:00pm.

Sun. Feb. 15, Delaware Valley Bike Swap, Philadelphia, PA. Cancelled!

Feb. 21-22, Endurance Sports Expo, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA. Claims to be the largest cycling, running and triathlon expo in the Country.

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March 2015

Sat. March 7, Inside Line, Newark, DE. Indoor bike expo.

Tue.-Thu. March 10-12, National Bike Summit, Washington, D.C. Bicycle-advocacy meetings. League of American Bicyclists

Sun. March 1 March 15, Sourland Semi-Classic, Hopewell, NJ. New date! This is a 61-mi ride with 5 sectors of dirt and gravel roads and 3,600 ft of climbing. No road markings and no SAG. Kermesse Sport (Updated 3/11/15)

Sat. March 21, L'Enfer D'Hunterdon, Blawenburg, NJ. Rescheduled for Saturday April 4! This is a 82-mi ride with 5,700 ft of climbing, featuring 19 sections of dirt, gravel and hardscrabble roads (covering approximately 15% of the course). Kermesse Sport (Updated 3/19/15)

Sat. March 28, Icicle Metric Century, Newark, DE. 22, 31 or 62 mi on moderately-hilly terrain west and north of Newark. Indoor food stop. White Clay Bicycle Club

Sat. March 28, Monkey Knife Fight, Emmaus, PA. This is a 70-mi ride through the rolling hills of Emmaus, with 15-mi of dirt roads and 6,500 feet of climbing. No SAG. Benefits the Pennsylvania Perimeter Ride Against Cancer.

March 28-29, Tandem Expo, Pittsgrove, NJ.

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April 2015

Sat. April 4, Fools Classic. Due to the snowstorm on March 20, the Hell of Hunterdon (L'Enfer D'Hunterdon) was rescheduled to 4/4/15, the same date as the Fools Classic. The two events will be merged onto the Hell of Hunterdon course. See the listing below. Kermesse Sport

Sat. April 4, L'Enfer D'Hunterdon, Blawenburg, NJ. Rescheduled from March 21! This is a 82-mi ride with 5,700 ft of climbing, featuring 19 sections of dirt, gravel and hardscrabble roads (covering approximately 15% of the course). Kermesse Sport (Updated 3/19/15)

Sat. April 11, TSR Spring Classic, Easton, MD. Ride 25, 50 or 62 mi. Benefits Talbot Special Riders, a volunteer organization that provides equine therapy for disabled individuals.

Sun. April 12, Tour de Staten Island, Staten Island, NY. Ride 35 or 55 mi. Benefits Transportation Alternatives.

Sat. April 18, New Holland Bicycle Race, New Holland, PA. 50-mi ride.

Sat. April 18, Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, Bethany Beach, DE. Ride 5, 30, 50 or 62 mi on flat terrain.

Sat. April 18, Taxing Metric, Warwick County Park, Knauertown, PA. Ride 22, 32 or 63 mi. Lunch stop with hot homemade soups. Brandywine Bicycle Club

Sun. April 19, Cumberland Valley Rail-Trail Race, Run, Ride & Ramble, Shippensburg, PA. 19-mi bike ride on the Cumberland Valley Rail-Trail, 9-mi hike, 5k or 9 mi run.

Sun. April 19, Lu Lacka Wyco Hundo, Jenkins Township, PA (near Pittston). This is a 50-, 75-, or 103-mi mixed-terrain ride (paved and gravel roads) in the beautiful Wyoming Valley of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

April 24-26, Face of America. Ride from the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, to Gettysburg, PA, 110 mi, one-way. Ride with servicemen who have been severely injured in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Sat. April 25, Cycle for Cecil, Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area, Elkton, MD. Ride 15, 35 or 65 mi through Cecil County.

Sat. April 25, Fleche Buffoon, New Hope, PA. This is a 75-mi hilly ride through the Bucks County, PA and Hunterdon County, NJ with 14 steep climbs (6,100 ft climbing). Kermesse Sport

Sat. April 25, PA State Police Memorial Bicycle Ride, Hershey, PA. This event is cancelled and is replaced by the Pennsylvania Wounded Warrior Benefit Ride, listed below.

Sat. April 25, Pedaling on the Parkway, Montgomeryville, PA. Start from the Route 202/309 Park n Ride lot, and ride 6 or 15 mi on the Route 202 Parkway Trail, a state-designated scenic byway, from Montgomeryville to Doylestown. Benefits the PTMA's free bike share programs in Hatfield, Harleysville, and the Upper Perk Valley.

Sat. April 25, Pennsylvania Wounded Warrior Benefit Ride, Hershey Middle School, Hershey, PA. Ride 6-57 mi. Benefits Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc. This event replaces the PA State Police Memorial Bicycle Ride.

Sat. April 25, Ride for the Wild, Hackettstown, NJ. Scenic 40-mi route in Warren County with 2,300 ft of climbing. Benefits the Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary.

Sun. April 26, Bike Rock Lititz, Lititz, PA. 20-, 40- and 63-mi recreational rides, criterium races in downtown Lititz, and block party.

Sun. April 26, Draw for Sight, Betterton, MD. Ride 36 or 60 mi on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain. Benefits the Chestertown Lions Club.

Sun. April 26, Tour de Franklin, Somerset, NJ. Ride 1-5, 10, 25, 40 or 62 mi on-road, or 5-10 mi on- and off-road D&R Canal Towpath route. See event website for mass-start times. Benefits the Franklin Township Foodbank.

Sun. April 26, Tour de Scranton, Scranton, PA. Ride 4, 15, 32, 46 or 65 mi on-road, or ride 15-64 mi off-road on the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. Benefits the Erin Jessica Moreken Drug & Alcohol Treatment Fund.

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May 2015

April 30-May 3, Spring Thaw and Tandem Rally, Cambridge, MD. Sold Out! Primarily an event for tandem riders, expect about two-thirds tandems and one-third single bikes. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club (PPTC) and Eastern Tandem Rally.

Fri.-Sat. May 1-2, Bike Expo New York, New York, NY. The two-day consumer show and packet pickup for the Five Boro Bike Tour. Free admission. Bike New York

May 1-3, BCP Spring-n2-Cycling Weekend, Danville, PA. Includes snacks, meals and hotel accommodations. Sign up early – always sells out. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP)

Sat. May 2, Bike for The Bridge, Lawrenceville, NJ. 25-mi route can be ridden multiple times. Benefits The Bridge Academy, a school for students with language-based learning disabilities, like dyslexia, auditory processing, ADHD.

Sat. May 2, Bike to the Edge, Camp Edge, Alloway, NJ. Ride 5, 20, 31, 40 or 62 mi. Gospel Fest with live Christian music begins at 1:00pm. Benefits Camp Edge, a ministry of Ranch Hope Inc.

Sat. May 2, Farmlands Cycling Tour, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Ride 18, 25, 38, 50, 62 or 100 mi on flat to gently-rolling terrain. Central Jersey Bicycle Club (CJBC)

Sat. May 2, Six Pillars Century, Cambridge, MD. Ride 11, 37, 56 or 100 mi on flat terrain in the vicinity of the very scenic 27,000-acre Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Benefits Character Counts Mid-Shore.

Sat. May 2, Spring VeloFest, Valley Preferred Cycling Center (a/k/a the Velodrome), Breinigsville, PA. Outdoor swap meet. 8:30am to 2:00pm.

Sat. May 2, Tour De Tuckahoe, Amanda's Field, Petersburg, NJ. Recreational bike ride and duathlon.

Sun. May 3, Bike Towards the Cure, Speedwell Forge, Lititz, PA. Ride 15, 26, 36 or 62 mi. Benefits the Lancaster General Cancer Support Fund.

Sun. May 3, Cinco de Mayo Benefit Bike Ride and Walk, Exton, PA. Ride 25 or 50 mi, rolling-hilly. Features a post-ride fiesta including Mexican food from Mas Mexicali. Benefits the PA Center for Adapted Sports (PCAS).

Sun. May 3, Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride for Habitat, Lehman, PA. 33 mi. Benefits Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity.

Sun. May 3, Tandem Sunday, Elmer, NJ. Ride 35, 45 or 55 mi.

Sun. May 3, TD Five Boro Bike Tour, Manhattan, New York, NY. 32,000 riders! Standard registration is sold out, but you can still register as a VIP - $325 - or with a charity partner. All cyclists must pick up their rider packets on May 1-2.

Sun. May 3, Tour de Open Space, Stockton, NJ. Rolling and hilly rides between 25 and 35 mi. Benefits the New Jersey Conservation Foundation.

Sat. May 9, SCU Quad County Metric, Green Lane, PA. Start from scenic Green Lane Park in rural western Montgomery County, and ride 26, 45, 53, 68 or 76 miles on low-traffic back roads. The 53- and 76-mile routes include the Intensive Climbing Unit (ICU) with an extra 1,200 ft of elevation over 8 miles! The 26-mile route is a new scenic route that includes Swamp Creek Rd along the picturesque Unami Creek. Suburban Cyclists Unlimited (SCU)

Sat. May 16, Amy's Ride/Walk Against Pancreatic Cancer, Quakertown, PA. Ride 18 or 35 mi, or walk 3 mi. Benefits Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

Sat. May 16, Bike 4 Beds, one-way rides to Wildwood, NJ. Ride 25, 50, 75 or 100 mi. Benefits the Cavaillon Orphanage and the All of God’s Children Orphanage in Haiti.

Sat. May 16, Hilly Philly Bike Tour, Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA. 30 miles with 2,500 ft of climbing. 5 hills: The Wall, Valley Green, Andorra, Gypsy Ln and Hagys Mill. Benefits the American Cancer Society.

Sat. May 16, Pinelands Triple Loop, Batsto Village Park, Washington Township, 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 16, Rotary 100 Bike Tour, Doane Academy, Burlington, NJ. New start location and new routes for 2015! Ride 25, 50, 64 or 100 mi on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain. Benefits the Rotary Club of Burlington.

Sat. May 16, Spring Sprouts, Wyebrook Farm, Honey Brook, PA. Ride 10, 30, or 62 mi. The same routes are offered on July 19 and Sept. 26.

Sat. May 16, Wheels for Meals, Beacon Middle School, Lewes, DE. Ride 12, 25 or 50 mi. Register by 4/15/15 for free T-shirt. Benefits Meals on Wheels of Lewes & Rehoboth, Inc.

May 16-17, Bike MS: Coast the Coast, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ. Ride 1 or 2 days, 25-170 mi. Benefits the National MS Society.

Sun. May 17, Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York, Fort Lee, NJ. 50 or 100 mi.

Sun. May 17, Delaware Gran Fondo, Wilmington, DE. 15, 31 or 62 mi.

Sun. May 17, Dream Come True Ride or Stride, Breinigsville, PA. Ride scenic 13-, 23-, 37- or 64-mi low-traffic 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 17, Horse Farm Tour, New Oxford, PA. Ride 15, 25 or 35 mi through Adams and York Counties. Routes pass one of the most famous standard-bred horse farms in the world. Hanover Cyclers

Sun. May 17, Lancaster Ride to Cure Diabetes, Lancaster County Central Park, Lancaster, PA. Ride 10, 15, 25, 50 or 62 mi through the scenic areas of Cumberland and Lancaster Counties. Benefits JDRF.

Sun. May 17, Phillies Charities Bike Ride, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA. 25-mi. All riders must keep a pace of 10-15 mph. Police will lead the entire pack of riders with a rolling street closure. Mandatory packet pickup on May 15 or 16; no day-of registration. Benefits Phillies Charities, Inc.

Sun. May 17, Tour de Tinicum, Erwinna, PA. Ride 15, 36, 48 or 62 mi on low-traffic Bucks-County roads, rolling-to-hilly terrain, or 4-11 mi on the flat, unpaved towpath. Benefits the Delaware Valley Volunteer Fire Company.

Sun. May 17, Wild Goose Chase, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge, MD. This is a women's-only event - ride 16, 22, 43 or 66 mi.

Wed. May 20, Ride of Silence, many start locations worldwide. PA: Philadelphia, Doylestown, and West Chester; NJ: Medford; DE: Newark and Wilmington. Please see the website for a complete list - too many to list here! 7:00pm ride start, but come early for pre-ride dedication ceremony. 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 23, Soft Shell Metric Century, Crisfield, MD. Ride 23 or 62 mi on flat terrain. Benefits the Salisbury Jaycees.

May 22-25, 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 30, ALS Express Bike Ride, one-way rides to Wildwood, NJ, from 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. May 30, Shorebirds Metric Century, Tall Tales Brewery, Parsonsburg, MD. Ride 15, 35 or 65 mi on flat terrain through scenic, low-traffic Wicomico County. Benefits the American Cancer Society.

Sat. May 30, Tour de Lebanon Valley, Lebanon, PA. Ride 25 or 64-mi through countryside and 18th century villages; an 8-mi trail ride is also offered. Benefits Lebanon Valley Volunteers in Medicine Free Health Clinic and Lebanon Valley Bicycle Coalition.

Sat. May 30, Tour de South Brunswick, South Brunswick, NJ. Ride 4, 10 or 25 mi. Benefits the Education Foundation of South Brunswick Township.

Sat. May 30, Tour for Hope, Campgaw Mountain County Park, Mahwah, NJ. Ride 12, 25 or 50 mi. $40 registration + $150-$250 minimum fundraising; benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) for suicide prevention research, education, advocacy and programs for survivors of suicide loss.

Sun. May 31, Barnstormers Ride, Lancaster, PA. Ride 10 or 30 mi. Includes minor-league baseball tickets and all-you-can-eat barbecue. Benefits The Common Wheel, a non-profit community bike center.

Sun. May 31, Bicycle Ride for Recovery, Bensalem, PA. Motorcycle and 40-mi bicycle ride for experienced road cyclists through scenic rolling terrain of Bucks County. Benefits the Livengrin Foundation for Addiction Recovery.

Sun. May 31, Bike Ride for Amy, Monmouth Junction, NJ. Ride 15 flat, 25 flat, 35 hilly, or 50 challenging mi. $25-$50 registration + $140 minimum fundraising; benefits the Amy Feiman Behar Foundation, created to increase the early detection and treatment of breast cancer for uninsured women.

Sun. May 31, Bloomin Metric, Sherwood Island State Park, Westport, CT. Ride 25, 48 or 62 mi along the scenic roads of Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Sun. May 31, Bonkers Metric, Ridley Creek State Park, Media, PA. Ride 18, 35, 50 or 65 mi through Delaware County on rolling terrain with some hills. Delaware Valley Bike Club (DVBC)

Sun. May 31, Breakthrough Bike Challenge, Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro, PA. Ride 10-15, 25-30 or 45 mi through the scenic, low-traffic Oley Valley in Berks County. The 45-mi route includes a section of intense hill climbing. $75-$250 registration; 100% of contributions go to cancer research at the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Research Center.

Sun. May 31, Go the Distance for Autism, Paramus, NJ. Benefits the Alpine Learning Group.

Sun. May 31, Miles for Matheny, Liberty Park, Peapack, NJ. 10-, 25-, 35-, 50-mi and hilly "Hills of Attrition" routes. Also offers a fitness walk, wheelchair walk, and kids fun run. (No 5k run this year.) Benefits the Matheny Medical and Educational Center.

Sun. May 31, Ride the Pines, JCC Camps, Medford, NJ. Ride 19, 42 or 65 mi. Last year’s ride sold out, so register early! Benefits Hazon’s innovative programming in the Greater Philadelphia area, including food justice work, educational initiatives, and sustainable food resources.

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June 2015

Cancelled Events:

· Bike MS: Crankin' for a Cure will not take place in 2015.

· Cycle Bucks County, held in June 2011-2014, will not take place in 2015.

· Fools Classic will not take place in 2015.

· RECtric Century Ride will not take place in 2015.

June 4-7, Ride for Homes, Philadelphia, PA, to Hershey, PA, and return; 250 mi. Limited to 40 riders. Benefits Habitat Philadelphia.

Sat. June 6, Cory's Ride, Tall Cedars Picnic Grove, Hamilton Township, NJ. 10, 20 or 50 mi. No road markings.

Sat. June 6, CROP Hunger Bike Ride, Rodale Fitness Park (across from the velodrome), Trexlertown, PA. Ride 15, 25, 40 or 62 mi. Benefits "CROP" - Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.

Sat. June 6, Get Ready Metric, Fort Mott, Pennsville, NJ. Ride 31 or 62 mi on scenic, very-low-traffic roads. South Jersey Wheelmen

Sat. June 6, Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure, Ambler, PA. Ride 3, 12, 35, 63 or 100 mi. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. Find additional Tour de Cure dates and locations.

Sat. June 6, Legacy Fund Bike Ride, Stockton College, Galloway, NJ. Ride 12-, 30- or 62-mi, scenic, flat, out-and-back low-traffic routes through New Jersey’s Pine Barrens. Benefits the G. Larry James Legacy Endowed Scholarship Fund at Stockton College.

Sat. June 6, Pedal for Preservation, Chester, NJ. Ride 7, 20 or 30 mi on the scenic, unpaved Columbia Trail. Lunch and live entertainment included. Benefits the Land Conservancy of New Jersey.

Sat. June 6, Pedal to Preserve, New Holland, PA. Ride 6, 20 or 51 mi on scenic rolling terrain. Benefits the Lancaster Farmland Trust.

Sat. June 6, St. Luke's Hospice Bike Ride, Lehighton, PA. Ride 15 mi one-way or 30 mi round-trip on the D&L National Heritage Trail. Return transportation is provided for the one-way riders. Benefits St. Luke's Hospice.

Sat. June 6, The Ride, Gloucester County College, Sewell, NJ. Ride 10, 25 or 50 mi through Gloucester County’s scenic farmlands and vineyards. Benefits Gloucester County Special Services Education Foundation.

June 6-7, Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge, Easton, MD. Ride 30-150 mi on flat terrain. Benefits the National MS Society.

Sun. June 7, Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, Philadelphia, PA. Men's and women's UCI-sanctioned professional races, amateur recreational ride before the race, vendor expo, volunteer and spectator event. Read the Press Release. Full website and more information coming soon.

Sun. June 7, Tour de Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY. 20 mi. Benefits Transportation Alternatives.

June 12-14, Eastern Tandem Rally, Gettysburg, PA.

Sat. June 13, Broad Creek Bike & Brew, Laurel DE. Ride 25, 50 or 62 mi. Post-ride party featuring Dogfish Head Beer food from Abbotts Grill.

Sat. June 13, Get Your Rear in Gear - Tour de Tush, Grange Park, Allentown, PA. Ride 30 or 60 mi, rolling-hilly. Benefits the Colon Cancer Coalition.

Sat. June 13, 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, or walk 1, 3, or 5 mi. The 100-mi route is the 50 ridden twice. This is a family-run charity ride, and fundraising is optional. Benefits the Githens Center (Burlington County Cerebral Palsy Association).

Sat. June 13, 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 13, Revolutionary Ramble Bicycle Tour, Drew University, Madison, NJ. Ride 12, 25, 35, 50, 65 or 100 mi. Limited registration; sold out early last six years. Morris Area Freewheelers

Sat. June 13, Ride for Autism, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Ride 10, 25, 50, 65 or 100 mi on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain. Fundraising is optional. Benefits Autism New Jersey.

June 13-14, Get Your Guts in Gear, West Point, NY. Ride Saturday only or Saturday and Sunday, 30-130 mi total. $35 registration fee + $325 fundraising minimum. Get Your Guts in Gear - The Ride for Crohn’s & Colitis (“GYGIG”) is an independent, national, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that raises awareness of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and related conditions.

Sun. June 14, ACS Bike-a-thon. New month and new end location for 2015! Ride to Atlantic City, NJ (instead of Buena, NJ), one-way, from Philadelphia, Cherry Hill or Hammonton; 31-100 mi. Start from Philly at 6:30am and ride across the Ben Franklin Bridge. Benefits the American Cancer Society.

Sun. June 14, French Creek Iron Tour, Phoenixville, PA. Ride 11, 20, 32, 50, 62, 75 or 100 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain. Benefits the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust.

Sun. June 14, Tour dem Parks, Hon!, Baltimore, MD. 14, 25, 35 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 20, Bike for the Buns, Stockton, NJ. Ride 10 or 20 mi on the unpaved, scenic river towpaths of Bull's Island Recreational Area. Benefits Safe Haven Rabbit Rescue.

Sat. June 20, Cycle The Solstice, York, PA. Ride 10, 30, 62 or 100 mi through York and Lancaster counties. See event website for ride start times - much later than typical. After the ride, celebrate at Horn Farm Center's annual Summer Solstice Festival.

Sat. June 20, Double Creek Tour, Dover, PA (near York). Ride 30, 48 or 62 mi. Benefits the Healthy Community Pharmacy. The Pharmacy serves uninsured or underinsured patients.

Sat. June 20, FCC Century Breast Cancer Ride, Scotland, PA. Ride 13, 26, 42, 63 or 101 mi through Franklin County on very scenic country roads with rolling hills and limited traffic. Franklin County Cyclists

Sat. June 20, Roll & Stroll, Souderton, PA. 10 or 20 mi on rolling terrain, or 39 or 64 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain. Participants can enjoy an all-you-can-eat picnic buffet, and live music by The Mango Men. Fundraising is optional. Benefits the Indian Creek Foundation.

Sun. June 21, Vintage Bike Ride, Bellview Winery, Landisville, NJ. Re-scheduled to June 27 - see below.

Sun.-Fri. June 21-26, Greenway Sojourn, Coraopolis, PA, to Cumberland, MD. 200-mi rail-trail ride along the Montour Trail and Great Allegheny Passage. Limited to 300 riders. Benefits the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.

June 26–July 1, Bike Virginia. Tour the Virginia Highlands and neighboring Tennessee.

Sat. June 27, Fools Classic, Point Pleasant, PA. Cancelled! Kermesse Sport

Sat. June 27, Miles For Mission, Macclesfield Park, Lower Makefield, PA. Ride 5, 10, 20, 40 or 60 mi on rolling terrain, or bike or hike on the unpaved canal towpath. Benefits four local charities.

Sat. June 27, Two Rivers Bike Ride, Centreville, MD. Ride 15, 30, 65 or 100-mi along the scenic Corsica and Chester Rivers. Benefits the Wye River Upper School's financial aid fund and the Corsica River Conservancy.

Sun. June 27, Vintage Bike Ride, Bellview Winery, Landisville, NJ. Ride 25 or 45 flat miles in the spirit of L'Eroica. Live music and wine tastings with admission; food also available.

June 27-28, PA Hope Ride, Hershey to Philadelphia, PA. Ride 140 or 170 mi. Benefits the American Cancer Society.

Sun. June 28, Bay to Bay Ride, Betterton, MD. Five routes: 27-104 mi. Benefits the Chestertown Lions Club.

Sun. June 28, Black Tie Tour, Horse Park of NJ, Allentown, NJ. Ride 25 or 50 mi.

Sun. June 28, Chester County Challenge for Cancer, West Chester, PA. Ride 5 mi flat escorted by local police; hilly: 10, 30, 50 or 65 mi. Benefits the Cancer Center of Chester County and the Neighborhood Hospice.

Sun. June 28, Farm to Fork Fondo, Port Jervis, NY. Ride 11, 36, 60 or 94 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain.

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July 2015

Sun. July 5, Delaware DoubleCross, Middletown, DE. Cross and "double-cross" an entire state in only 31 total miles over mostly flat terrain. A second (different) 31-mi loop is also available. White Clay Bicycle Club

July 10-12, Tandem Weekend, Glassboro, NJ.

Sat. July 11, Seed Farm Ride & Run, Emmaus, PA. New 10-, 25- and 50-mi hilly routes. Register by 6/19 to receive a Seed Farm CleanBottle water bottle. Post-ride celebration will include lunch from 29 Cooks, Samuel Adams locally brewed beer, and ice cream. It will also feature farm tours, a mini farmers' market, raffles, kid-friendly activities, and music.

Sat. July 11, The Boob Ride, St. Peter's Village, PA. Ride 10, 30 or 50 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain. There will be no SAG support on this ride. Benefits the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for a Cure for Breast Cancer.

Sun. July 12, Bastille Day Randonee, Frenchtown, NJ. This is a self-supported 84-mi ride through central New Jersey, with 4,600 ft of climbing. A cue sheet and GPS data will be provided to pre-registered riders, but roads will not be marked. Kermesse Sport

Sun. July 12, Tour de Queens, Queens, NY. 20 mi. Benefits Transportation Alternatives.

Sat. July 18, New Holland Bicycle Race, New Holland, PA. 50-mi ride.

Sun. July 19, Irish Pub Tour de Shore, Philadelphia, PA, to Atlantic City, NJ. Ride 65 mi one-way from the Irish Pub in Philadelphia (20th & Walnut) to the Irish Pub in Atlantic City. Register early since space is limited. $25-$75 registration fee + $175 minimum fundraising; benefits the Irish Pub Children's Foundation, dedicated to raising money for children in need and the families of fallen police officers and fire fighters in the Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey Area.

Sun. July 19, Racin’ 4 Mason Team Ride, Hopewell to Hardwick, NJ. This is a hilly 70-mi one-way ride to YMCA Camp Mason, and return transportation is provided. A 16-mi round-trip ride from the camp is also offered. Benefits YMCA Camp Mason.

Sun. July 19, Tour De Wyebrook, Wyebrook Farm, Honey Brook, PA. Ride 10, 30, or 62 mi. The same routes are offered on May 16 and Sept. 26.

Sat. July 25, Heart of the Chesapeake Bike Tour, Cambridge, MD. Ride 10, 33 or 64 mi on flat terrain. Benefits the Dorchester YMCA Bob Brannock Endowment Fund.

Sun. July 26, Firefighter 50 Bicycle Ride, Westminster, MD. Ride 30-, 50- or 100-mi on-road or a "dirty 30 loop" on both paved and dirt roads. Benefits the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Department. 

Sun. July 26, Fixed Gear / Single Speed Fondo, Yardley, PA. 50 mi. Kermesse Sport

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August 2015

Sat. Aug. 1, 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. 1, Princeton Bicycling Event, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ. Seven routes: flat/rolling: 16, 23, 35, 50, 65 or 100 mi; almost hilly: 65 mi. Also, 8-mi guided family ride @ 10:30am - pre-registration is necessary for the guided ride. Free T-shirt with registration by July 23. Princeton Free Wheelers (PFW)

Sat. Aug. 1, Spellbound Century, Mount Holly, NJ. Ride 25, 45, 63 or 100 mi through Burlington and Monmouth Counties. Rock It Riders inaugural event to benefit the Mount Holly Bike/Walk Path Trail Project.

Sun. Aug. 2, Rotary Ride for Families, Indian Crest Middle School, Souderton PA. Ride 16-mi rolling, 25- or 42-mi hilly, through scenic Upper Bucks County. Benefits the Rotary Clubs of Perkasie, Quakertown, Saucon and Souderton.

Sun. Aug. 2, Tour de Farm Hunterdon County, Lambertville, NJ. Ride 20 or 81 mi with breakfast and farm tastings included with registration. Optional Farm to Fork Celebration (tickets sold separately).

Aug. 7-9, Allenberry Resort Bicycling Weekend, Boiling Springs, PA (between Harrisburg and Carlisle). Ride 11-to-75 mi per day. The 57-acre Allenberry Resort has a swimming pool, hot tub, and lighted tennis courts. Registration includes meals, lodging, and tickets to South Pacific, performed by a professional theater company. No SAG or road markings. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club

Sat. Aug. 8, Brake the Cycle of Poverty, Kutztown, PA. Ride 10, 25, 33 or 62 mi. Benefits Friend, Inc. Community Services, a multi-service social agency in Berks County.

Sat. Aug. 8, Chocolate Tour, Hershey, PA. Ride 10, 25, 35, 50, 75 or 100 mi. Benefits Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Sat. Aug. 8, Green Branch Park Century, Pittsgrove, NJ. Ride 24 or 49 mi in the morning and 27 or 52 mi in afternoon; routes can be combined for 50, 75 or 100 mi. South Jersey Wheelmen

Sat. Aug 8, Nightmare Tour, Adamstown, PA. Rescheduled to Sept. 12! See details in Sept. listing.

Sun. Aug. 8, Ride To See, Galena, MD. A scenic tour of Kent County, MD. Six routes, 15-100 mi. Benefits Galena Lions Charities.

Sat. Aug. 8, Tour de Blairstown, Sycamore Park, Blairstown, NJ. 20- and 40-mi road rides, and 10-mi trail ride on the Paulinskill Trail, in scenic rural Warren County. T-shirt to first 400 riders and water bottle to first 250. Expo featuring local artists and businesses, and post-ride party. Discount code: "blair614". Benefits the Blairstown Enhancement Committee.

Aug. 14-16, Tour de Frederick, Frederick, MD. This is a 3-day cycling weekend with 8-to-100 mi rides on rolling-hilly terrain. Benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County (BGCFC).

Sat. Aug. 15, Camp Fowler Festif, Orefield, PA. Ride 10, 20 or 40 mi. More info on Facebook. Benefits Valley Youth House-Camp Fowler.

Sat. Aug. 15, Shorefire Century, Middletown, DE. Ride 35, 65 or 100 mi through flat-to-gently-rolling farmland in central Delaware. White Clay Bicycle Club

Sat. Aug. 15, Team NPF Cycle Inaugural Ride, Unionville Vineyards, Ringoes, NJ. Ride 10, 25, 62 or 100 mi. $200 fundraising minimum, benefits the National Psoriasis Foundation.

Sun. Aug. 16, CF Cycle for Life, Conshohocken Brewing Company, Conshohocken, PA. 20, 34 or 65 mi. Registration + $185 minimum fundraising; benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Sun. Aug. 16, Covered Bridge Metric Century, HACC Lancaster Campus, Lancaster, PA. Very scenic, 15-, 31- and 62-mi routes through Amish farmlands on rolling terrain with a few hills. Registration closes July 26 or at 2,500 riders, whichever comes first. No day-of-event registration. Lancaster Bicycle Club (Updated 7/3/15)

Sun. Aug. 16, Lake Nockamixon Century, Doylestown, PA. Ride 38, 65 or 103 mi. All riders will visit picturesque Lake Galena as well as Lake Nockamixon. Kermesse Sport [Editor's comment: The 2015 Lake Nockamixon Century is not affiliated with SCU.]

Sun. Aug. 16, Ramapo Rally, Mahwah, NJ. Ride 12-105 mi. Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey (BTCNJ)

Aug. 22-23, Bike MS: Mason Dixon Challenge, Liberty Mountain Resort & Conference Center, Fairfield, PA (near Gettysburg). Saturday: 25, 62 or 100 mi; Sunday: 50 mi. National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Sun. Aug. 30, Larry's Ride, Camp Milldale, Reisterstown, MD. Benefits Bike Maryland.

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September 2015

Canceled: Bike Fresh Bike Local, held in Downingtown, PA, for the past 7 years, will not take place in 2015.

Sun. Sept. 6, Brandywine Tour, Pocopson Elementary School, West Chester, PA. Ride 26, 50, 65, 80 or 100 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain through the beautiful Brandywine River Valley. Delaware Valley Bike Club (DVBC)

Sun. Sept. 6, Tour de Farm Sussex County, Augusta, NJ. Ride 21 or 70 mi with breakfast and farm tastings included with registration. Optional Farm to Fork Celebration (tickets sold separately).

Mon. Sept. 7, Donut Derby, Valley Preferred Cycling Center (the Velodrome), Breinigsville, PA. 36-mi fun race on a figure-8 course with the donut zone in the middle. For each donut you consume, you get 3 minutes deducted from your actual ride time to get your D.A.T. (Donut Adjusted Time). Pre-registration only. Lehigh Wheelmen Association

Mon. Sept. 7, Labor Day Century, New Oxford, PA. Ride 25, 50, 62 or 100 mi through scenic Adams County. Hanover Cyclers

Sat. Sept. 12, AJ Foundation Ride for Autism, Yardley, PA. Ride 12, 18, 31 or 62 mi over the rolling terrain of Bucks County. Benefits the The AJ Foundation For Children With Autism and the Comprehensive Learning Center.

Sat. Sept. 12, Amish Country Bike Tour, Dover, DE. Ride 15, 25, 50, 62 or 100 mi on flat terrain. Mass start at 8:00am 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 7:00-10:00am without police traffic control. The largest cycling event in Delaware - 2,200 riders in 2014.

Sat. Sept. 12, Amish Country Classic Bike Ride, Bird-in-Hand, PA. Scenic 12-, 23- or 62-mi routes through the Amish farmlands on rolling 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. 12, Civil War Century, Thurmont, MD. Registration is closed - sold out! 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. Limited to 1,600 riders and expected to sell out early. Baltimore Bicycle Club

Sat. Sept. 12, Nightmare Tour, Adamstown, PA. Rescheduled from Aug. 8! Ride around the perimeter of Lancaster County, 177 miles, with 15,000 ft of climbing. Six official water stops with energy bars. Cue sheet and GPX file are available, but no road markings. Advance registration is mandatory.

Sat. Sept. 12, Pedal Harder for Nepal Earthquake Relief, Lancaster, PA. Ride 10, 25 or 60 mi.

Sat. Sept. 12, Skipjack Bike Tour, Deal Island, MD. Ride 15, 30 or 65 mi on flat terrain. Held in conjunction with the Skipjack 2k/5k/10k run. Benefits the Deal Island - Chance Volunteer Fire Co.

Sat. Sept. 12, Sourland Spectacular, Skillman, NJ. Ride 26, 33, 48 or 63 mi; all routes include climbing (1,500 - 3,400 ft), as Sourland Mountain is beautiful, but not flat. Benefits the Sourland Conservancy.

Sat. Sept. 12, South Jersey Tour des Farms, Vincentown, NJ. Ride 16, 29 or 54 mi. Stop at designated farm markets and your optional market purchases will be delivered to the starting point. South Jersey Resource Conservation & Development Council.

Sat. Sept. 12, SYCBA Fit for a Cause, New Freedom, PA. 3- or 10-mi bike ride, or timed 5k run, or walk at your own pace; all on on the Heritage Rail Trail.

Sun. Sept. 13, Belleplain Fall Century, Belleplain State Forrest, Woodbine, NJ. Ride 35 or 50 mi in the morning and 28 or 50 mi in afternoon; all on flat terrain. Routes can be combined for 63, 78, 85 or 100 mi. Shore Cycle Club

Sun. Sept. 13, Bike MS: Barrels & Brews, Unionville Vineyards, Ringoes, NJ. Formerly Bike MS: Hops to Hops. Ride 40 or 62 mi across the rolling hills of the Amwell Valley. Benefits the National MS Society.

Sun. Sept. 13, The Flattest Century in the East (TFCE), Dartmouth, MA. Registration has closed - sold out! 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.) 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 very scenic area, one week later on Sept. 20.]

Sun. Sept. 13, Hempfield Foundation Ride for Education, Landisville, PA. Ride 13, 31 or 62 mi through beautiful Lancaster County farmland. Benefits the Hempfield Foundation.

Sun. Sept. 13, Library IV Ride for the Sunshine Foundation, Williamstown, NJ. Ride 31 or 46 mi. Enjoy a complimentary buffet at the Library IV restaurant after the ride. Benefits the Sunshine foundation.

Sun. Sept. 13, New York City Century, New York, NY. Ride 35, 55, 75 or 100 mi. Benefits Transportation Alternatives.

Sun. Sept. 13, Scenic Schuylkill Century, Philadelphia, PA. Ride 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 Sept. 6 and receive this year's gift. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP)

Sun. Sept. 13, Thompson Bucks County Classic Cyclosportif, Doylestown, PA. Ride 32 or 62 mi. Held in conjunction with the Thompson Bucks County Classic Criterium and the Doylestown Arts Festival.

Sun. Sept. 13, Tour de Chocolate Town, Hershey, PA. 17, 35, 65 or 100 mi. Benefits Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.

Fri.-Sat. Sept. 18-19, BR2RB Bike-a-Thon, Quarryville, PA to Rehoboth Bay, DE, 125-mi one-way. Friday 80-mi and Saturday 50- and 80-mi one-way routes are also offered. Return transportation is provided. Benefits Black Rock Retreat.

Sat. Sept. 19, American Dream Scholarship Ride, Millersville University, Millersville, PA. Ride 5, 10, 20 or 30 mi through scenic southern Lancaster County. Register by Sept. 9; no day-of-event registration.

Sat. Sept. 19, Jersey Devil Century, Centerton, NJ. Ride 25 or 50 mi on flat terrain in the morning and afternoon; routes can be combined for 50, 75 or 100 mi. South Jersey Wheelmen

Sat. Sept. 19, RCDCU Annual Bike-A-Thon, Franklin Middle School, Somerset, NJ. 3-mi fun ride/walk; 10-, 30-, 50-mi rides. The purpose of this event is to raise money to increase the awareness of Prostate Cancer and the importance of early detection. Contributions will be made to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation.

Sat. Sept. 19, Tour de Farm Warren County, Blairstown, NJ. Ride 40 or 64 mi with breakfast and farm tastings included with registration. Optional Farm to Fork Celebration (tickets sold separately).

Sat. Sept. 19, Tour de Sussex, Delaware Technical Community College, Georgetown, DE. Ride 25, 50, 62 or 100 mi.

Sat. Sept. 19, Weavers Way's Urban Farm Ride, Philadelphia, PA. Start in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, and ride 12 or 18 mi to farms in Kensington, Fishtown and West Philly. All proceeds benefit Weavers Way Community Programs (WWCP), the non-profit arm of the co-op.

Sept. 19-20, Bike MS: Bike to the Bay, Dover, DE to Rehoboth Beach, DE. Ride 1 or 2 days, 17-175 mi total. Benefits the National MS Society.

Sept. 19-20, Bike MS: Country Challenge, Morristown-Whippany, NJ. Ride 1 or 2 days. Benefits the National MS Society.

Sun. Sept. 20, Bike the Basin, Northampton Civic Center Soccer Basin, Richboro, PA. This event is for children: Ages 1-14 participate in age-group rides around the 1/2-mi track; ages 14-18 ride Trek the Tyler, a guided a guided 3- or 6-mi ride through Tyler State Park. Benefits the Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation.

Sun. Sept. 20, Bike the Beach, Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT. Ride 10, 20, or 45 mi on flat-to-rolling terrain, or 62 mi, flat to hilly. Start from the beach and ride through 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. 20, Century for the Cure, Camp Riverbend, Warren, NJ. Ride 40, 62 or 100 mi. $100 registration includes choice of rider jersey or event t-shirt and cycling socks; $500 fundraising minimum. Benefits the Cancer Institute of NJ.

Sun. Sept. 20, Country Roads Ride with the Camels, Warwick, NY. Ride 10, 20, 40 or 62 mi on the uncrowded roads of Orange County in New York's Hudson Valley. Orange County Bicycle Club

Sun. Sept. 20, 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. 20, Forman Mills Tour de Shuls, Dresher, PA. Ride 3, 20 or 45 mi. Benefits Camp Ramah in the Poconos and Ramah Day Camp.

Sun. Sept. 20, Gap Gallop, DeSales University, Center Valley, PA. Ride 33, 50, 70, 83 or 103 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain. Challenge yourself on an optional climb up Fiddlers Elbow. Pre-registration only. Lehigh Wheelmen Association

Sun. Sept. 20, 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. 20, Three Creek Century, Newville, PA. New start location for 2015! Ride 25, 50, 75 or 100 mi on lightly traveled roads along and over the Conodoguinet, Yellow Breeches and Big Spring creeks. Or ride 18 mi on the unpaved Cumberland Valley Rail Trail. Harrisburg Bicycle Club

Sun. Sept. 20, Tour de Talbot, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD. Ride 20, 35 or 62 mi on the beautiful back roads of Talbot and Queen Anne's Counties. Benefits the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy.

Sun. Sept. 20, W. H. McIntyre Century Ride, West Chester, PA. 30, 50 or 100 mi.

Sept. 22-27 or 23-27, Fall Tour Ride to Cape May. Harrisburg, PA, to Cape May, NJ, one-way. Ride 225 mi in three or four days. Riders are grouped into groups of 6 riders called "6-packs", which are lead by an experienced leader. Includes hotel accommodations. Harrisburg Bicycle Club

Sept. 25-27, Weekend In Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. Three days of cycling the scenic, rolling roads of the Amish heartland, with rides ranging from 16 to 61 mi. Includes meals and hotel accommodations. Baltimore Bicycle Club

Sat. Sept 26, Fall Fest Ride, Wyebrook Farm, Honey Brook, PA. Ride 10, 30, or 62 mi. The same routes are offered on May 16 and July 19.

Sat. Sept. 26, Shoo-Fly Classic, Oley, PA. Ride 20, 40 or 60 mi through the beautiful, hilly Oley Valley. Lasagna and shoo-fly pie at the finish. Berks County Bicycle Club

Sun. Sept. 27, Cycle 4 Awareness, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ. Ride 18 or 36 mi.

Sun. Sept. 27, Tom's Ride, Hellam, PA (east of York, PA). Ride 15, 30 or 60 mi, rolling-hilly. Pasta lunch 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. 27, Tour de Yonkers, Yonkers, NY. Ride 12, 25 or 50 mi. Yonkers Bike Club

Sun. Sept. 27, Tour du Port, Canton Waterfront Park, Baltimore, MD. Benefits Bike Maryland.

Wed.-Sun. Sept. 30-Oct. 4, Tour de Pines, various start locations in the Pinelands National Reserve, NJ. See details in the October listing.

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October 2015

Wed.-Sun. Sept. 30-Oct. 4, Tour de Pines, various start locations in the Pinelands National Reserve, NJ. Five consecutive single-day (loop) bicycle tours of the scenic, low-traffic New Jersey Pinelands, 40-55 miles per day on flat terrain. Shorter loops (22-27 mi) available on Oct. 2nd and Oct. 4th. Ride 1-5 days. This unusual event has a ride leader, but no road markings or SAG - read the F.A.Q. Bring or buy your own food. The ride leader will average 11-13 mph, but faster groups will go off the front and follow the cue sheet. Benefits the Pinelands Preservation Alliance.

Sat. Oct. 3, Adamstown Dirty Dozen Hill Climb, Adamstown, PA. This event is 48 miles, with 12 hills, 6200-ft of climbing. Support: mobile water fills for riders at top of each climb. The organizers say, "This is the hardest event you will ever ride".

Sat. Oct. 3, Fall VeloFest, Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Breinigsville, PA. Swap meet. 8:30am to 2:00pm.

Sat. Oct. 3, River Towns Ride & Festival, New Castle and Delaware City, DE. Rescheduled to Oct. 31! The two towns are 10 miles apart and connected by the bike-friendly corridor of Route 9. Riders will cycle between the two towns; 11:30am-5:00pm. Activities at both locations include live music, rides, attractions, games, tours, vendors, food and drink. The River Towns Time Trial is scheduled at 9:30am.

Sun. Oct. 3, Sea Gull Century, Salisbury, MD. Cancelled! Ride 62 mi or choice of two different 100-mi routes, all on flat terrain. 8,000+ riders.

Oct. 3-4, Bike MS: City to Shore. Cancelled! NJ Governor Chris Christie has signed an executive order declaring a State of Emergency, forcing the cancellation of the 2015 Bike MS: City to Shore Ride. Cherry Hill, Hammonton or Mays Landing to Ocean City, NJ. Ride 1 or 2 days, 25-175 mi total. 7,000 riders. Benefits the National MS Society.

Sun. Oct. 4, Bicycling Fall Classic, Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Breinigsville, PA. Ride 10, 25, 50 or 90 mi. Includes timing chips (with prizes for top climbers on the 50- and 90-mi courses), a Roubaix-style victory lap around the iconic Valley Preferred Cycling Center (“T-Town” velodrome) track, and a post-ride party with healthy lunch, free beer, live music. Bicycling Magazine

Sun. Oct. 4, Bike4Bikes Ride, Fairfield County, CT. Benefits Northeast Community Cycles.

Oct. 9-11, Tour de Pink® East Coast, Frazier, PA (Philadelphia suburb) to Ocean City, MD. Benefits the Young Survival Coalition (YSC), an organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Sat. Oct. 10, Black Bear Century, Delaware Water Gap, PA. Choice of 7 routes, 32-107 mi, almost entirely within the boundaries of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and High Point State Park. Pre-registration only - no day-of. Neptune Spear Sports

Sat. Oct. 10, New Holland Bicycle Race, New Holland, PA. 50-mi ride.

Sat. Oct. 10, Pedal4Cam, Exton, PA. Ride 1-10, 12, 20 or 50 mi. Benefits the Cure4Cam Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Sat. Oct. 10, Savage Century, Newark, DE. Ride 40, 60, 75 or 100 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain. The major climbs are on the 75- and 100-mi routes. White Clay Bicycle Club

Sun. Oct. 11, Bike for Bancroft, Rowan College at Burlington County (formerly Burlington County College), Mount Laurel, NJ. Ride 10, 25, 45 or 65 mi through scenic Burlington County. Suggested minimum fundraising amount is $200. Benefits Bancroft, a leading provider of programs and supports for children and adults with autism or intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Sun. Oct. 11, Ride Ataxia Philadelphia, Blue Bell, PA. 5-50mi. Benefits the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA).

Sat. Oct. 17, PD500 Bike Ride, Ludwig's Corner Horse Show, Glenmoore, PA. New start location for 2015! Ride 15, 40 or 62 mi over rolling-to-hilly terrain in scenic Chester County. Benefits Shake It Off, Inc. for Parkinson’s disease research, a non-profit organization.

Sat. Oct. 17, Ride for the Animals, Wall Twp, NJ. Off-Road ride on the Allaire State Park bike path. Ride up to 14 miles or turn around at any point. Benefits the Animal Protection League of New Jersey (APLNJ).

Sat. Oct. 17, Sweet Cider Ride, Hegins, PA. Ride 10 or 28 mi. Benefits the AT Children's Project.

Sun. Oct. 18, Covered Bridges Ride, Erwinna, PA. Enjoy the fall foliage of Central and Upper Bucks County with a choice of five routes: the family-friendly 20- and 30-mi flat routes use the towpath along the Delaware river, which is a fine-cinder and hard-packed dirt trail, for part of the ride, or the hilly 33-, 50- and 63-mi routes on paved roads. Travel through up to six historic covered bridges. Central Bucks Bicycle Club (CBBC)

Oct. 23-25, Fall Foliage Weekend, Hanover / Gettysburg, PA. Ride 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)

Sun. Oct. 25, Oktoberfest Ride, Collegeville, PA. Ride 44 mi with 2,850 ft of climbing or 63 mi with 4,100 ft of climbing. Post-ride Oktoberfest Party at Appalachian Brewing Company. Kermesse Sport

Sun. Oct. 25, Tour de Bronx, New York, NY. Ride 25 or 40-mi with 6,000 cyclists for the largest free cycling event in New York State. Transportation Alternatives

Sat. Oct. 31, River Towns Ride & Festival, New Castle and Delaware City, DE. Rescheduled from Oct. 3! The two towns are 10 miles apart and connected by the bike-friendly corridor of Route 9. Riders will cycle between the two towns; 11:30am-5:00pm. Activities at both locations include live music, rides, attractions, games, tours, vendors, food and drink. The River Towns Time Trial is scheduled at 9:30am.

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November 2015

Nov. 4-9, FestiVELO, Santee, SC. Mostly flat rides, 20-110 mi. Benefits Charleston Moves. (The start location is 620 miles from Horsham, PA.)

Nov. 7-8, Philly Bike Expo, PA Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Sun. Nov. 8, Cranksgiving Ride, Doylestown, PA. 26 miles. Benefits the Bucks County Housing Group's food pantry.

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