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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 2016. For future events, see the Calendar of Events.
Sun. Feb. 14, Stop, Swap and Save, Westminster, MD. Indoor swap meet; 9:00am-2:00pm.
Feb. 20-21, Endurance Sports Expo, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA. Claims to be the largest cycling, running and triathlon expo in the Country.
Sun. Feb. 28, Sourland Semi-Classic, Hopewell, NJ. This is a hilly 60-mi ride that explores the Sourlands Region of Central New Jersey, with some unpaved roads to go with the famous Sourland climbs and flats. Kermesse Sport
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Sat. March 5, Inside
Line, Newark, DE. Cancelled! Indoor bike expo.
Mon.-Wed. March 7-9, National Bike Summit, Washington, D.C. Bicycle-advocacy meetings. League of American Bicyclists
Sat. March 26, Hell of Hunterdon, Blawenburg, NJ. This is a hilly 82-mi Belgian-themed ride in Hunterdon County, NJ, featuring 19 sections of dirt, gravel, and hardscrabble roads (covering approximately 15% of the course) Total elevation gain is 5,700 ft. Kermesse Sport
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Sat. April 2, Icicle Century, Cherry Hill Middle School, Elkton, MD. Ride 14 to 100 mi over moderately-hilly terrain in the areas west and north of Newark, DE. New this year – all routes are loops that begin and end at the new starting location. You can decide how far you want to go after you have completed a loop and have taken a break. White Clay Bicycle Club
April 2-3, Tandem Expo, Pittsgrove, NJ.
Sat. April 9, Monkey
Knife Fight, Emmaus, PA. Cancelled
due to snow! 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.
Sat. April 9, TSR Spring Classic, Easton, MD. Ride 25, 50 or 62 mi on flat terrain in Talbot County. Benefits Talbot Special Riders, an organization which provides equine therapy to youth and adults with developmental disorders.
Sat. April 16, Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, Bethany Beach, DE. Ride 5, 30, 50 or 62 mi on flat terrain.
Sat. April 16, Taxing Metric, Warwick County Park, Knauertown, PA. Ride 22, 32 or 63 mi. Lunch stop with hot homemade soups and baked goodies. Brandywine Bicycle Club
Sun. April 17, 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 17, Lu Lacka Wyco Hundo, Jenkins Township, PA (near Pittston). This is a hilly mixed-terrain ride (paved and gravel roads) in the beautiful Wyoming Valley of Northeastern Pennsylvania. More information on Facebook.
Sun. April 17, Tour de Staten Island, Staten Island, NY. Ride 50 mi. Benefits Transportation Alternatives.
April 22-24, Face of America. New for 2016, ride from Valley Forge to Gettysburg, 120-mi one-way, or ride the classic route 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 23, 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. Free bike tune-ups, mount your bike on an actual SEPTA bus, discounted bike helmets and more. Benefits the PTMA's free bike share programs in Hatfield, Harleysville, and the Upper Perk Valley.
Sat. April 23, Fools Classic, Point Pleasant, PA. This is a hilly 79-mi ride with 27 sectors of dirt/gravel roads and 6,000 ft of climbing. Kermesse Sport
Sat. April 23, Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors Benefit Ride, Hershey, PA. Primarily benefits Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc, and small percentage goes to the American Cancer Society's PA Hope Ride.
Sun. April 24, Draw for Sight, Betterton, MD. Ride 36 or 60 mi on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain. Benefits the Chestertown Lions Club.
Sun. April 24, 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. Breakfast, lunch and break stops are provided, and all participants who register before April 1 are guaranteed a T-shirt. See event website for mass-start times. Benefits the Franklin Township Foodbank.
Sun. April 24, 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.
Fri.-Sat. April 29- 30, 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
Sat. April 30, Cycle for Cecil, Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area, Elkton, MD. Ride 15, 35 or 65 mi through Cecil County. Benefits the Cecil Land Trust.
Sat. April 30, Fleche Buffoon, New Hope, PA. This is a hilly 75-mi ride entirely on paved roads through Bucks County, PA, and Hunterdon County, NJ, with 14 steep climbs totaling 6,100 ft of elevation gain. Kermesse Sport
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The Dream Come True Ride or Stride, held in May for the past 25 years, is cancelled for 2016.
The Rotary 100 Bike Tour, usually held on the 3rd Saturday in May, is cancelled for 2016.
The Tour De Tuckahoe, held in May for the past 6 years, is cancelled for 2016.
Livengrin Ride For Recovery - the bicycle ride component of this event is cancelled for 2016.
Sun. May 1, Bike Towards the Cure, Speedwell Forge, Lititz, PA. Ride 15, 26 or 36 mi, or combine for a longer ride. Benefits the A Week Away Foundation and Lancaster General Cancer Support Fund.
Sun. May 1, Cinco de Mayo Benefit Bike Ride and Walk, Exton, PA. Ride 25 or 50 mi, rolling-hilly, or 1-22 mi on the relatively-flat, paved Chester Valley Trail. Features a post-ride fiesta including Mexican food from Mas Mexicali. Benefits the PA Center for Adapted Sports (PCAS).
Sun. May 1, Jake's Ride, Hartshorn Elementary School, Short Hills, NJ. This is a family-friendly event with distances of 1, 5, 10 and 20 mi. Benefits Dystonia and Parkinson's research.
Sun. May 1, Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride for Habitat, Lehman, PA. 33 mi. Benefits Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity.
Sun. May 1, Tandem Sunday, Elmer, NJ. Ride 35, 45 or 55 mi.
Sun. May 1, TD Five Boro Bike Tour, Manhattan, New York, NY. 32,000 riders! Standard registration is full, but riders can still register as a VIP or on behalf of one of the Charity Partners. All cyclists must pick up their rider packets at Bike Expo New York on April 29-30. Riders are prohibited from wearing bags with shoulder straps (including backpacks, hydration packs, drawstring bags, and messenger bags) or using panniers!
Sat. May 7, SCU Quad County Metric, Green Lane Park, Green Lane, PA. Start from scenic Green Lane Park in rural western Montgomery County, and ride 26, 47, 55, 68, 80 or 100 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain in low-traffic sections of Montgomery, Bucks, Berks, and Lehigh Counties. Registration includes free lunch with vegetarian options. Rest stops have a large assortment of home-baked snacks. Camping is available at the start location. Watch the 2015 slide show. Please read the F.A.Q. Suburban Cyclists Unlimited.
May 13-15, BCP Spring-n2-Cycling Weekend, Danville, PA. Ride various distances on your own or on group rides with leaders. Includes cue sheets, meals, snacks, parties, and hotel accommodations. Sign up early – always sells out! Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP)
Sat. May 14, Belleplain Triple Loop, Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine, NJ. The event consist of three loops all adding up to a century. You can ride one, two or three of the loops depending on how much you want to ride. Food will be provided at the main pavilion of the park. This event replaces the Pinelands Triple Loop. Jersey Shore Cycle Club
Sat. May 14, Bonkers Tour, Newport, NJ. Ride 46, 73 or 105 mi on your own or with leaders. It is an "out and back" route so riders can turn around at any point. This is a low-cost "no frills" event with a cue sheet and SAG, but no supported rest stops. Delaware Valley Bicycle Club
Sat. May 14, Hilly Philly Bike Tour, Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA. Ride 30 mi 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 14, Iron Furnace Fifty, Snow Hill, MD. Ride 31, 50 or 62 mi on flat terrain. Benefits education programs at Furnace Town, and college scholarships awarded by Snow Hill Rotary.
Sat. May 14, Pedal for Promise, Tabernacle, NJ. Ride 15, 30, 42 or 62 mi through scenic Burlington County. $200 minimum fundraising benefits Urban Promise's innovative, experiential education in Camden, NJ.
Sat. May 14, Ride for Literacy, Manheim Township Community Park, Lititz, PA. Ride 10, 21 or 43 mi or combine two routes, through Lancaster County farmland. Additional ride information on Active.com. Benefits Lancaster Sunrise Rotary.
Sat. May 14, Tour de Lebanon Valley, Lebanon, PA. Ride 25 or 62 mi. Benefits the Volunteers in Medicine Free Health Clinic and Lebanon Valley Bicycle Coalition.
Sun. May 15, Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York, Fort Lee, NJ. 50 or 100 mi.
Sun. May 15, Delaware Gran Fondo and Governor's Ride, Wilmington, DE. Ride 15, 31 or 62 mi, featuring up to 13 Brandywine Valley attractions, including a unique opportunity to ride through the spectacular grounds of Hagley Museum and Winterthur Museum & Gardens.
Sun. May 15, Horse Farm Tour, New Oxford, PA. Hanover Cyclers
Sun. May 15, Tour de Safety, Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds, Mullica Hill, NJ. Ride 5, 25 or 50 mi. For young children, there will be a Bike Rodeo - an 8-station bike skills learning event. Mullica Hill Women’s Triathlon Club
Sun. May 15, 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 15, The Wild Goose Chase Women's Bike Tour, Cambridge, MD. Women-only event. Ride 17, 23, 43 or 63 mi on flat terrain through and around the spectacular Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. See event's website for pre-ride activities on Sat. May 14.
Wed. May 18, Ride of Silence, simultaneous, free events in DE, MD, NJ and PA, including Philadelphia and Doylestown. Please see the website for a complete list of start locations - too many to list here! 7:00pm ride start, but come early for the 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 21, Amy's Ride/Run/Walk, Quakertown, PA. Ride 21 or 38 mi, run 5k or walk 3 mi. Benefits pancreatic cancer research and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.
21 Sun. May 22, Bike4Beds, Millville
or Woodstown to Wildwood, NJ. Rescheduled
for Sunday May 22! One-way routes: 25, 50, 75 or 100 mi; return transportation will be provided. Benefits the Cavaillon
Orphanage and the All of God’s Children Orphanage in Haiti. Sat. May 21, Celebration of
Spring, Wyebrook Farm, Honey Brook, PA. Rescheduled
to June 4! Ride 10, 31 or 62 mi through Amish Country. Limited to 200 riders.
This event will be repeated on Sat. July 16 - see the "Tour de Wyebrook".
Sat. May 21, Pedal For The Puzzle Ride For Autism, Bedminster, NJ. Ride 10, 25 or 50 mi. Benefits the Somerset Hills Learning Institute and Autism New Jersey.
Sat. May 21, Shorebird Metric
Century, Tall Tales Brewery, Salisbury, MD. Rescheduled
to September 10! Ride 15, 35 or 65 mi on the flat, lightly-traveled scenic roads of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Benefits the American Cancer Society
Sat. May 21, Team NPF Ride, Unionville Vineyards, Ringoes, NJ. Ride 10, 25, 62 or 100 mi. $200 fundraising minimum, benefits the National Psoriasis Foundation.
May 21-22, Bike MS: Coast the Coast, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ. Ride 1 or 2 days, 25-170 mi. Enjoy coastal views and passing through seaside towns on flat terrain as you ride with 1,500 cyclists. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sun. May 22, Bloomin' Metric, Sherwood Island State Park, Westport, CT. Ride 27, 48 or 63 mi on the scenic roads of Fairfield County, Connecticut. Register early because this event always sells out. Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club
Sun. May 22, Go the Distance for Autism, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ. Ride 3, 10, 25 or 62 mi. Benefits the Alpine learning Group, the Epic School, Garden Academy and REED Academy.
May 27-30, 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 28, Soft Shell Metric Century, Crisfield, MD. Ride 23 or 62 mi on flat terrain. Benefits the Salisbury Jaycees.
Sat. May 28, Tour de South Brunswick, South Brunswick, NJ. Ride 4, 10 or 25 mi. Benefits the Education Foundation of South Brunswick Township.
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The Get Ready Metric, usually held on the 1st Saturday of June, has been canceled for 2016.
June 2-5, Ride for Homes, Philadelphia, PA, to Delaware Water Gap, and return; 250 mi. Limited to 40 riders. $800 minimum fundraising, benefits Habitat Philadelphia.
June 3-5, Tandem Weekend, Avalon, NJ. Tandems East
Sat. June 4, Appel Farm Music & Wine Festival: Pre-festival Cycling Tour, Elmer, NJ. Ride 22 mi. The ride is free with an adult or child ticket to the festival.
Sat. June 4, Broad Creek Bike & Brew, Laurel, DE. Ride 15, 25, 50, 63 or 100 mi. Post-ride party featuring Dogfish Head Beer and food from Abbotts Grill.
Sat. June 4, Celebration of Spring, Wyebrook Farm, Honey Brook, PA. Rescheduled from May 21! Ride 10, 31 or 62 mi through Amish Country. Limited to 200 riders. This event will be repeated on Sat. July 16 - see the "Tour de Wyebrook".
Sat. June 4, Cory's Ride, Rosedale Park, Pennington, NJ. New start location for 2016! Ride flat 20 or somewhat-hilly 40 mi. No road markings.
Sat. June 4, CROP Hunger Bike Ride, Rodale Fitness Park (across from the velodrome), Trexlertown, PA. Ride 25, 40 or 62 mi. Benefits "CROP" - Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.
Sat. June 4, Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure, Ambler, PA. Ride 3, 12, 35, 63 or 100 mi. $200 minimum fundraising, benefits the American Diabetes Association. Find additional Tour de Cure dates and locations.
Sat. June 4, Legacy Fund Bike Ride, Stockton College, Galloway, NJ. Benefits the G. Larry James Legacy Endowed Scholarship Fund at Stockton College.
Sat. June 4, Pedal to Preserve, New Holland, PA. Ride 6, 20 or 51 mi through scenic Lancaster County farmlands. Benefits the Lancaster Farmlands Trust.
Sat. June 4, 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.
Sat. June 4, Tour d'Arc, Bel Air, MD. Ride 6, 30 or 62 mi through Harford County. Benefits The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region, supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
June 4-5, Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge, Easton, MD. Ride 30-150 mi on flat terrain. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sun. June 5, Bike Ride for Amy, South Brunswick, NJ. Ride 15 flat, 25 flat, 35 hilly, or 50 challenging mi. $25-$75 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. June 5, 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. June 5, Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, Philadelphia, PA. Men's and women's UCI-sanctioned professional races, vendor expo, volunteer and spectator event. There is no amateur recreational ride before the race this year. The vendor expo will take place at Lemon Hill. On June 5, SEPTA will have a special schedule on the Norristown-Manayunk-Philadelphia Regional Rail.
Sun. June 5, Skylands Tour de Cure, Basking Ridge, NJ. Ride 13, 30, 65 or 100 mi. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. Find additional Tour de Cure dates and locations.
Sat. June 11, Curt’s Cyclery Century, Nazareth, PA. Ride one or multiple 10-, 20- or 34-mi laps. Benefits Angel 34 Network.
Sat. June 11, 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 event, and fundraising is optional. Indoor dining area at end of ride. Benefits the Githens Center (Burlington County Cerebral Palsy Association).
Sat. June 11, 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 11, 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.
Sat. June 11, Revolutionary Ramble Bicycle Tour, Atlantic Health System, Morris Township, NJ. New start location for 2016! Ride 10, 25, 35, 50, 65 or 100 mi. Limited registration; sold out early last six years. Morris Area Freewheelers
Sat. June 11, Tour de Tush, Grange Park, Allentown, PA. Ride 30 or 62 mi, rolling-hilly. Benefits the Colon Cancer Coalition.
Sun. June 12, ACS Bike-a-thon. Ride to Atlantic City, 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 12, 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 12, Tour dem Parks, Hon!, Baltimore, MD. Ride 14, 25 or 35 mi through Baltimore’s parks and neighborhoods for a close-up view of Carroll, Patterson, Herring Run, and Druid Hill Park.
Sat. June 18, Bike for the Buns, Bull's Island Recreation Area, Stockton, NJ. Ride 10 or 20 mi on the unpaved, scenic towpath along the Delaware River. Benefits Safe Haven Rabbit Rescue.
Sat. June 18, Cycle The Solstice, York, PA. Ride 10, 20, 30, 62 or 100 mi through York and Lancaster counties. Benefits the Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education.
Sat. June 18, Double Creek Tour, Dover, PA (near York). Ride 30, 48 or 62 mi. Benefits the Healthy Community Pharmacy, serving uninsured or underinsured patients.
Sat. June 18, FCC Century Breast Cancer Ride, Scotland, PA. Ride 13, 26, 42, 62 or 100 mi through Franklin County on very scenic country roads with rolling hills and limited traffic. The 100-mi route has a 5-mi climb to the top of "Big Flat" with an amazing descent. Franklin County Cyclists
Sat. June 18, Flatlands Tour, Chesapeake City, MD. Very scenic 35, 54, 63, 77 or 102 mi rides on flat terrain. This is a low-cost ($6) no-frills event; no SAG or supported rest stops. Baltimore Bicycle Club
Sat. June 18, Pedal for Preservation, Chester, NJ. Ride 7, 20 or 30 mi on the flat, scenic, unpaved Columbia Trail. Perfect for families. Lunch and entertainment included. Benefits the Land Conservancy of New Jersey.
Sat. June 18, Ride to Defeat ALS (ALS Express), 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. June 18, Roll & Stroll, Souderton, PA. Ride 10, 20, 39 or 64 mi. Afterwards, riders enjoy an all-you-can-eat picnic buffet, live music, and a raffle with great prizes. Benefits the Indian Creek Foundation.
Sun. June 19, Breakthrough Bike Challenge, Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro, PA. Ride 10, 30 or 60 mi through the scenic, low-traffic Oley Valley in Berks County. 100% of contributions go to cancer research at Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center.
June 24–29, Bike Virginia.
Sat. June 25, Answer to Cancer, Highland Falls, NY. Ride 25, 50 or 100 mi through the challenging terrain of the Lower Hudson Valley. Benefits the Cancer Research Institute (CRI), the world's only nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to harnessing the immune system's power to conquer cancer.
Sat. June 25, Philly Seersucker Vintage Bike Ride & Social, Philadelphia, PA. Ride 9 mi through Center City with 1-2 stops over two hours. Benefits Neighborhood Bike Works.
Sat. June 25, Racin’ 4 Mason Team Ride, Hopewell, NJ, to Hardwick, NJ. This is a hilly 72-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.
Sat. June 25, Ride to Thrive, Mount Holly, NJ. Ride 15, 30 or 55 mi. Benefits the Legacy Treatment Services Legacy Foundation.
Sat. June 25, Two Rivers Bike Ride, Centreville, MD. Ride 15, 30, 66 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.
June 25-26, PA Hope Ride, Hershey, PA, to Philadelphia, PA, and return. Ride 140 or 170 mi. Benefits the American Cancer Society.
Sun. June 26, Bay to Bay Ride, Betterton, MD. Five routes: 27-104 mi. Benefits the Chestertown Lions Club.
Sun. June 26, Black Tie Tour, Hopewell, NJ. Ride 25 or 50 mi. Benefits the Capital Health Center for Oncology at Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell.
Sun. June 26, Chester County Challenge for Cancer, West Chester, PA. Ride 5, 10, 30, 50 or 65 mi. Benefits the Cancer Program at The Chester County Hospital and Neighborhood Health.
Sun. June 26, Discover Hudson Valley Ride, Poughkeepsie, NY. Ride 15, 33, 55, 75 or 100 mi through the scenic, hilly Hudson Valley; 871-5,889 ft of climbing. Bike New York
Sun. June 26, Farm to Fork Fondo, Warwick, NY. Ride through the scenic, hilly Hudson Valley.
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Sat. July 2, Delaware DoubleCross, Smyrna High School, Smyrna, DE. New start location for 2016! 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
Sat. July 9, Pedal Harder for Nepal Earthquake Relief, Lancaster, PA. Ride 25 mi. Benefits Skychaser’s Charitable Foundation, supporting Nepal after the earthquake.
Sat. July 16, Seed Farm Ride & Run, Emmaus, PA. Ride 10-, 35- or 62-mi hilly routes.
Sat. July 16, The Boob Ride, St. Peter's Village, PA. Benefits the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for a Cure for Breast Cancer.
Sat. July 16, New Holland Bicycle Race, New Holland, PA. Ride 30 or 50 mi around scenic Lancaster County with 4,300-4,600 ft of climbing.
Sat. July 16, Tour de Chocolate Town, Hershey, PA. Ride 15, 25, 40, 50, 75 or 100 mi. Benefits Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.
Sat. July 16, Tour de Wyebrook, Wyebrook Farm, Honey Brook, PA. Ride 10, 31 or 62 mi through Amish Country.
Sun. July 17 (was Sat. July 16), Bastille Day Randonee, Flemington, NJ. Note new date! 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 17, 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. 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 17, SCHI Challenge, Lakewood, NJ, to Milford, PA, 120-mi one-way. Return transportation is provided. Benefits School For Children With Hidden Intelligence (SCHI).
Sun. July 24, 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.
Sat. July 30, CT Challenge, Fairfield County Hunt Club, Westport, CT. Ride 10, 25, 50, 75 or 100 mi. Features live entertainment after the ride. Benefits the CT Challenge Center for Survivorship in Southport.
Sat. July 30, SpellBound Century, SpellBound Brewery, Mount Holly, NJ. This event is sold out! Ride 25, 45, 63 or 100 mi. Cynergy Cycling Club and Rancocas Valley Little League
Sat. July 30, Z Trek Fundraising Ride, Zarephath Christian Church, Zarephath, NJ. Ride 6, 18, 45, 65 or 100 mi. First annual event benefits the Po River Medical Clinic in Liberia, West Africa.
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The Green Branch Century, the Bay Country Century and the Lake Nockamixon Century have been canceled for 2016.
Sat. Aug. 6, Chocolate Tour, Hershey, PA. Ride 10, 25, 35, 50, 75 or 100 mi. Benefits Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Sat. Aug. 6, Dog Daze Century, Myrick Conservation Center, West Chester, PA. Ride 25, 50, 75 or 100 mi over the rolling hills of western Chester County. Brandywine Bicycle Club
Sat. Aug. 6, Farm to Fork Fondo, Lancaster, PA. Ride through scenic Lancaster County.
Sat. Aug. 6, 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 24. Princeton Free Wheelers (PFW)
Sat. Aug. 6, Tour de Blairstown, Blairstown, NJ. Ride 25, 40 or 62 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain through scenic Warren County. Benefits the Foodshed Alliance.
Aug. 6-7, Bike MS: Mason Dixon Challenge, Liberty Mountain Resort & Conference Center, Fairfield, PA (10 mi SW of Gettysburg). Ride 1 or 2 days, 25-150 mi total. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Sun. Aug. 7, Rotary Ride for Families, Indian Crest Middle School, Souderton PA. Ride 17-mi rolling, 25- or 50-mi hilly, through scenic Upper Bucks County. $5 discount for SCU members! Benefits the Rotary Clubs of Perkasie, Quakertown, Saucon and Souderton.
Aug. 12-14, Carlisle Weekend
Allenberry Resort Bicycling
Weekend, Carlisle, PA. Ride 11-to-75 mi per day. NOTE:
Due to the sale of the Allenberry Resort, this event will move to the Days Inn Carlisle South.
Unlike prior years, there is no live theatrical performance this year.
Registration includes parties in the evenings, a caterer for Friday night, and a host for dinner
on Saturday night. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club
Aug. 12-14, Tour de Frederick, Frederick, MD. This is a 3-day cycling weekend with 8-to-100 mi rides on rolling terrain through scenic Frederick County. Ride through three or four covered bridges. The 100-mi route includes the Gettysburg National Battlefield Park. The National Championship Frederick Clustered Spires High Wheel Race takes place on Aug. 13 in Frederick. Benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County (BGCFC).
Sat. Aug. 13, Brake the Cycle of Poverty, Kutztown, PA. Ride 10, 25, 33 or 62 mi. Benefits Friend, Inc. Community Services.
Sat. Aug 13, Mike Clark Memorial Ride, Alexis I. duPont High School, Greenville, DE. Ride the featured "Conquer the Hills" 62- or 75-mi hilly routes through scenic New Castle County, DE and Chester County, PA, or the gently-rolling 25- or 50-mi routes. Benefits the Mike Clark Legacy Foundation, which supports youth programs.
Sat. Aug. 13, Nightmare Tour, Adamstown, PA. Ride around the perimeter of Lancaster County, 177 mi, 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.
Sun. Aug. 13, Ride To See, Galena, MD. A scenic tour of Kent County, MD. Six routes, 15-100 mi. Benefits Galena Lions Charities.
Sun. Aug. 14, CF Cycle for Life, Conshohocken, PA. Benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Sat. Aug. 20, Camp Fowler Festif, Orefield, PA. Ride 10, 20 or 40 mi. More info on Facebook. Benefits Valley Youth House-Camp Fowler.
Sat. Aug. 20, Shorefire Century, Middletown, DE. Ride 35, 65 or 100 mi through flat-to-gently-rolling farmland in central Delaware. White Clay Bicycle Club
Sun. Aug. 21, 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. Online Registration has been extended to August 15. Proceeds benefit the Lancaster Bicycle Club's grant program.
Sun. Aug. 21, Ramapo Rally, Mahwah, NJ. Six routes, 12-105 mi. Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey (BTCNJ)
Fri.-Sat. Aug. 26-27, 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. Meal and return transportation are provided. Benefits Black Rock Retreat.
Sat. Aug. 27, Bay Country
Century, Owings, MD. Cancelled
for 2016! Ride 25, 50, 62 or 100 mi on the rolling terrain of Chesapeake Bay’s western shore.
Annapolis Bicycle Racing Team
(ABRT) Sat. Aug. 27, Lake
Nockamixon Century, Doylestown, PA. Cancelled
for 2016! Kermesse
Sun. Aug. 28, Brandywine Tour, Unionville High School, Kennett Square, PA. New start location and new routes. Ride 38, 50, 75 or 100 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain. Delaware Valley Bicycle Club
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Sun. Sept. 4, Avery's Hope, Flemington, NJ. Ride 15, 35, 50 or 100 mi through the beautiful back roads of Hunterdon and Warren Counties. This inaugural ride was created to raise money and awareness for the GI floor at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Sun. Sept. 4, 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).
Sun. Sept. 4, Bike4Beds, Valley Preferred Cycling Center (the Velodrome), Breinigsville, PA. Ride 30-mi rolling, 55-mi rolling-hilly or 62-mi with a climb up Hawk Mountain. Benefits the Cavaillon Orphanage and the All of God’s Children Orphanage in Haiti.
Mon. Sept. 5, 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. 5, Labor Day Century, New Oxford, PA. Ride 25, 50, 62 or 100 mi through scenic Adams County. Hanover Cyclers
Sat. Sept. 10, 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. 10, 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 2015.
Sat. Sept. 10, 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. 10, 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. No day-of-event registration. Baltimore Bicycle Club
Sat. Sept. 10, New York City Century, New York, NY. Ride 35, 55, 75 or 100 mi. Benefits Transportation Alternatives.
Sat. Sept. 10, Shorebird Metric Century, Tall Tales Brewery, Salisbury, MD. Rescheduled from May 21. Ride 15, 35 or 65 mi on the flat, lightly-traveled scenic roads of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Benefits the American Cancer Society
Sat. Sept. 10, Skipjack Bike Tour, Deal Island, MD. Ride 15, 30 or 65 mi on flat terrain. Held in conjunction with the Skipjack 5k/10k run. Benefits the Deal Island - Chance Volunteer Fire Co.
Sat. Sept. 10, Sourland Spectacular, Skillman, NJ. Ride 26-63 mi; all routes include climbing, as Sourland Mountain is beautiful, but not flat. Benefits the Sourland Conservancy.
Sat. Sept. 10, South Jersey Tour des Farms, Vincentown, NJ. Ride 16, 29 or 50 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. 10, SYCBA Fit for a Cause, New Freedom, PA. Ride 10 mi, or run 5k, or walk at your own pace; all on on the Heritage Rail Trail.
Sat. Sept. 10, Tour de
Shrine, Philadelphia, PA. Cancelled!
Visit three Philadelphia religious shrines as you bike 20 mi through the city. Registration includes mass, confession, adoration, shrine tours and lunch. Central Association of the Miraculous Medal
Sat. Sept. 10, Weavers Way Urban Farm Bike Ride, Philadelphia Brewing Company, Philadelphia, PA. Start in Kensington and ride 11 or 17 mi to visit urban farms in Philadelphia. Equal Exchange cold brew coffee at the start, and Philadelphia Brewing Company beer at the finish. Food Moxie and Weavers Way
Sept. 10-11, Bike MS: Bike to the Bay, Dover, DE to Rehoboth Beach, DE. Ride 1 or 2 days, 17-175 mi total. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sun. Sept. 11, Scenic Schuylkill Century, AIM Academy, Miquon, PA. New start location for 2016: on River Road between Manayunk and Conshohocken, with free on-site parking and the Miquon SEPTA station across the street. Ride 23, 46, 68 or 102 mi. Breakfast at the start and pizza at the finish. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP)
Sun. Sept. 11, The Flattest Century in the East (TFCE), Dartmouth, MA. Sold out - registration is closed! 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." [Editor's comment: 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, on Sun. Oct. 2.]
Sun. Sept. 11, Thompson Bucks County Classic Cyclosportif, Doylestown, PA. Ride 31 or 62 mi. Held in conjunction with the Thompson Bucks County Classic Criterium men's and women's professional races, amateur road race and the Doylestown Arts Festival.
Sept. 16-18, Tour de Pink® East Coast, Bucks County, PA, to Cape May, NJ. Benefits the Young Survival Coalition (YSC), an organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Sat. Sept. 17, American Dream Scholarship Ride, Millersville, PA. Ride 5, 10, 20, 30 or 60 mi through rural Lancaster County. Pre-registration only! Benefits American Dream Scholarship at Millersville University.
Sat. Sept. 17, Bike the Brandywine, Chadds Ford, PA. Ride 40 or 80 mi along the East and West Branches of the Brandywine Creek. Benefits the Brandywine Conservancy.
Sat. Sept. 17, The Foster 100, Philadelphia, PA, to Cape May, NJ. Ride 100 mi one-way. More information at BikeReg.com
Sat. Sept. 17, 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. [Editor's comment: Uncertain about riding 50 miles? Ride the morning 25-mi loop, eat a good lunch at the start location, and then decide to either call it quits or ride the afternoon 25-mi loop.] South Jersey Wheelmen
Sat. Sept. 17, RCDCU Bike-A-Thon for Prostate Cancer, Franklin Middle School, Somerset, NJ. Ride 3, 10, 30 or 50 mi. Benefits the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation.
Sun. Sept. 18, 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. 18, 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. 18, 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. 18, 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. 18, Forman Mills Tour de Shuls, Dresher, PA. Ride 3, 20 or 45 mi. Benefits Camp Ramah in the Poconos and the Ramah Day Camp special needs programs.
Sun. Sept. 18, Gap Gallop, DeSales University, Center Valley, PA. Ride 33, 50, 70, 83 or 104 mi on beautiful, hilly country roads. Pre-registration only! No day-of-event registration. Lehigh Wheelmen Association
Sun. Sept. 18, Honor Ride, Horsham, PA. Ride 20, 40 or 60 mi. Benefits veteran rehabilitation services.
Sun. Sept. 18, Ride for McBride, Tall Cedars Picnic Grove, Hamilton Township, NJ. Ride 10, 25 or 50 mi. Benefits the Joseph McBride Memorial Award in the Social Policy & Practice Department at the University of Pennsylvania.
Sun. Sept. 18, Three Creek Century, Newville, PA. Ride 25, 50, 75 or 100 mi on lightly traveled roads along and over the scenic Conodoguinet, Yellow Breeches and Big Spring creeks. Or ride 18-mi on the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail. New for this year is the South Mountain Challenge option on the 50-mi route, where riders will have the option of climbing 1,000-ft up Big Flat. Harrisburg Bicycle Club
Sun. Sept. 18, 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.
Sat. Sept. 24, Ride for the River, Pottstown, PA. Ride 16 or 40 mi, primarily on the Schuylkill River Trail. More information at BikeReg.com
Sat. Sept. 24, Shoo-Fly Classic, Oley, PA. Ride 20, 40 or 60 mi through the scenic, low-traffic, hilly Oley Valley. Lasagna and shoo-fly pie at the finish. Berks County Bicycle Club
Sat. Sept. 24, 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. 24, Tour de Sussex, Delaware Technical Community College, Georgetown, DE. Ride 25, 50, 62 or 100 mi.
Sept. 24-25, Bike MS: City to Shore, Cherry Hill, NJ, to Ocean City, NJ. Ride 1 or days, 25-180 mi total. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sun. Sept. 25, Bike4Bikes, Sherwood Island State Park, Westport, CT. Ride 20, 47 or 62 mi through beautiful Fairfield County. Benefits Northeast Community Cycles, a non-profit organization that provides underprivileged children and adults with free refurbished bicycles and new helmets.
Sun. Sept. 25, Cycle 4 Awareness, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ. Ride 5, 18 or 36 mi.
Sun. Sept. 25, Gears &
Beers, Valley Preferred Cycling Center (the Velodrome), Breinigsville, PA. Cancelled!
Ride 25 or 62 mi. Optional beer tasting festival after the ride (additional fee). Benefits the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley.
Sun. Sept. 25, Larry's Ride, Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, MD. Ride 21, 35, 62 or 75 mi through Baltimore County on rolling-to-hilly terrain. Benefits Bike Maryland.
Sun. Sept. 25, 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. 25, Twin Lights Ride, Highlands, NJ. Ride 15, 30, 55, 75 or 100 mi. Benefits Bike New York.
Wed.-Sun. Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 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. Benefits the Pinelands Preservation Alliance.
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Wed.-Sun. Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 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. Ride 1-5 days for one registration fee. Benefits the Pinelands Preservation Alliance.
Sat. Oct. 1, Fall VeloFest, Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Breinigsville, PA. Swap meet.
Sat. Oct. 1, MLAR HandlebarKs, Chester Springs, PA. Ride 12, 18, 31 or 62 mi on the beautiful country roads of Chester County, with 5 timed hill climbs, followed by an after-party under the "Big Top". Benefits Main Line Animal Rescue.
Sat. Oct. 1, Pedal4Cam, Exton, PA. Three ride options: 1) 1-10 mi on the paved Struble Trail; 2) 20- or 45-mi on-road; 3) 5- or 12-mi off-road in Marsh Creek State Park. Benefits the Cure4Cam Childhood Cancer Foundation.
Sat. Oct 1, PJM Charity Ride, Philadelphia, PA. Ride 56 mi. The organizers have stated that riders will stay together in "no drop" groups with a ride leader at the front and a sweep rider at the back. Benefits 88bikes Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides bicycles to impoverished and underprivileged girls in SE Asia.
Sun. Oct. 2, 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. 2, 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.
Sat. Oct. 8, Belleplain Fall Century, Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine, NJ. Jersey Shore Cycle Club
Sat. Oct. 8, Black Bear Century, Delaware Water Gap, PA. Choice of 7 different routes, 32-107 mi through the Delaware Water Gap National Park during peak fall foliage.
Sat. Oct. 1 Oct. 8, Love, Hope, Courage
Ride, West Chester, PA. Cancelled!
Ride 40 or 75 mi through beautiful Chester County. Never Forget Foundation, benefiting youth and families affected by the loss of a loved one.
Sat. Oct. 8, New Holland Bicycle Race, New Holland, PA. Ride 30 or 50 mi around scenic Lancaster County with 4,300-4,600 ft of climbing.
Sat. Oct. 8, Sea Gull Century, Salisbury, MD. Ride 62 mi or choice of two different 100-mi routes, all on flat terrain across the picturesque Eastern Shore. Enjoy a kick-off event, live music at each rest stop and a lawn party after finishing your ride. 8,000+ riders.
Sun. Oct. 9, Bike for Bancroft, Mt. Laurel, NJ. Ride 5, 25, 45 or 65 mi through 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. 9, Ode to JoyRide, Philadelphia, PA. Ride 5, 10 or 25 mi, partially unpaved. Benefits the Waldorf School of Philadelphia.
Oct. 1 Oct. 15, Adamstown
Dirty Dozen Hill Climb, Adamstown, PA. Note
new date! Ride 58 miles, with 12
hills, 8,000-ft of climbing. The organizers say, "This is the hardest event
you will ever ride". Pre-registration is mandatory.
Sat. Oct. 15, PD500 Bike Ride, Ludwig's Corner Horse Show, Glenmoore, PA. Ride 16, 45 or 62 mi over rolling-to-hilly terrain in scenic Chester County. Refuel at the end of your ride with a warm meal and a cold beer courtesy of Dogfish Head Beer, plus live entertainment. Benefits Shake It Off, Inc. for Parkinson’s disease research, a non-profit organization.
Oct. 1 Oct. 15, River Towns Ride & Festival,
Delaware City, DE. Note
new date! Ride one or more 10-mi (one-way) segments between Delaware City and New
Castle. Start in either town but official start is noon on Clinton St, Delaware
City. Return transportation is available for riders not completing a 20-mi
Sat. Oct. 15, Savage Century, Newark, DE. Ride 40, 60, 75 or 100 mi. The 40- and 60-mi routes have a few short climbs, while the major hills are on the 75- and 100-mi routes. White Clay Bicycle Club (WCBC)
Sun. Oct. 16, Lifeline 100, Kinder Farm Park, Millersville, MD. Ride 15, 30, 65 or 100 mi through scenic Anne Arundel County on the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The Western Shore is not as flat as the Eastern Shore - these rides have 400-to-4,000-ft of climbing. Bicycle Advocates For Annapolis & Anne Arundel County ("BikeAAA") - benefits Anne Arundel County non-profits listed on the event website.
Sun. Oct. 16, Ride Ataxia Philadelphia, Blue Bell, PA. Ride 5, 10, 25 or 50 mi. Post-ride meal provided by by Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill and Bonefish Grill. Benefits the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA).
Sat. Oct. 22, Between the Waters Bike Tour, Wachapreague, VA. Ride 25, 40, 60 or 100 mi on flat terrain, with scenic rests stops that overlook the Atlantic Ocean or Chesapeake Bay. Limited to 1,000 riders. Benefits Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore (CBES).
Sat. Oct. 22, Ride for the Animals, Wall, NJ. Ride the paved Allaire bike path up to 14 mi or walk and bring your dog. Dress up as an animal; win prizes for best costumes. Benefits the Animal Protection League of NJ.
Sun. Oct. 23, 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)
Sun. Oct. 23, Tour de Bronx, New York, NY. Ride 25 or 40 mi at the largest free cycling event in New York state.
Oct. 28-30, 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. 30, Oktoberfest Ride, Collegeville, PA. Ride 44 mi with 2,850 ft of climbing or 62 mi with 4,000 ft of climbing. Post-ride Oktoberfest Party at Appalachian Brewing Company. Kermesse Sport
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Nov. 5-6, Philly Bike Expo, PA Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA. Vendors, seminars, rides, indoor test rides, kid's zone. Exhibit Hall "A" - 12th & Arch Streets Entrance. Free indoor bicycle parking.
Nov. 9-13, FestiVELO, Walterboro, SC. New location for 2016! Each day will include short, medium, and long rides; 20-105 mi. (The start location is 670 miles from Horsham, PA. This event is listed only because there are no local events at this time of the year.)
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(Prepared by Jack Elias, SCU Assistant Webmaster, 12/25/2016)
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