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2019 Calendar of Regional Events – PA/NJ/DE

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This calendar is presented by Suburban Cyclists Unlimited, and lists recreational bicycle events that take place in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, and start within approximately 150 miles of Horsham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. As of January 1, 2019, events in Maryland, New York and Connecticut will no longer be listed on this calendar. See Other Bicycle Event Calendars for bicycle events outside of the coverage area of the SCU calendar.

Please use the Contact Us form (select "Regional Calendar Editor") to submit an event for this calendar.
NOTE: The start location must be within 150-miles of Horsham, PA. Recreational rides in PA, NJ or DE.

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July 2019

Sat. July 13, 2019, Bikes & Beers Victory, Victory Brewery, Parkesburg, PA. Ride 15 or 30 mi. Registration includes 2 Victory beers after the ride and a souvenir pint glass.

Sat. July 13, 2019, New Holland Bicycle Race, New Holland, PA. Ride/race 30 or 50+ mi through scenic Lancaster County with 2000-4500 ft climbing.

Sat. July 20, 2019, Pedal for the Puzzle, Bedminster, NJ. Benefits organizations improving the lives of individuals with autism. 2019 date from BikeRide.com

Sun. July 21, 2019, Flyers Charity Classic, Philadelphia, PA. CANCELLED! Ride 9, 31 or 62 mi, or 5km walk/run. Flyers Fan Fest. Benefits the Flyers Charities and the Flyers Alumni Association.

Sat. July 27, 2019, Spellbound Century, Spellbound Brewing, Mt. Holly, NJ. Ride 20, 45, 63 or 100 mi. Registration includes pizza, water ice and Spellbound beer after the ride. Sold out - no day-of-event registrations! Additional information on Active.com.

Sun. July 28, 2019, The Ben to the Shore Bike Tour (formerly the "Irish Pub Tour de Shore"), Philadelphia, PA to Atlantic City, NJ. Ride 65-mi one-way, or start from Berlin, NJ for a 50-mi ride. Benefits Families Behind the Badge Children's Foundation which supports the families of fallen first responders.

July 28 - Aug. 3, 2019, Pennsylvania Perimeter Ride Against Cancer, Pittsburgh to Palmerton, PA. 500 mi. Benefits the American Cancer Society.

August 2019

Sat. Aug. 3, 2019, Blue Haze Dayz Ride, Blueprint Brewery, Harleysville, PA. This is a new event for 2019! Ride 15, 30 or 50 mi. Registration includes T-shirt, two Blueprint beers and a brewery tour. Organized by Indian Valley Bikeworks and benefiting Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center and Bucks for Bikes.

Sat. Aug. 3, 2019,
Chocolate Tour, Hershey, PA. Ride 10, 30, 50, 75 or 100 mi. Benefits Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Sat. Aug. 10, 2019, Brake the Cycle of Poverty, Saucony Creek Brewing Company, Kutztown, PA. Ride 10, 25, 40 or 62 mi. Each rider receives a sandwich and a 10-oz Saucony Creek beer after the ride. Benefits Friend, Inc. Community Services. 2019 date from BikeReg.com

Sat. Aug. 10, 2019, Nightmare Tour, Reinholds, PA. Ride around the perimeter of Lancaster County: 111, 177, 200, 225 mi or 24 hrs, with 8,900 to 22,000 ft of climbing. Pre-registration is mandatory.

Sat. Aug. 10, 2019, Shorefire Century, Middletown, DE. Ride 35, 65 or 100 mi on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain through scenic farmland in central Delaware. White Clay Bicycle Club (WCBC)

Sun. Aug. 11, 2019, Middle Creek Gravel Grinder, Stevens, PA. Gravel routes: 31-51 mi; gravel/road route: 32 mi; short-gravel/adaptive-friendly route: 15 mi. Rain date Aug. 18. Oakbrook Brewing Cycling Club

Sun. Aug. 11, 2019, Philadelphia CF Cycle for Life, Conshohocken Brewery, Conshohocken, PA. Ride 10, 20, 34 or 65 mi. Benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Sun. Aug. 18, 2019, Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic, Lancaster, PA. Very scenic 16-, 33-, 65- and 100-mi routes through Amish farmlands on rolling terrain with a few hills. Advance registration is required - no day-of-event registration. Proceeds benefit the Lancaster Bicycle Club's grant program.

Sun. Aug. 18, 2019, Ramapo Rally, Campgaw Mountain Ski Area, Mahwah NJ. Ride 12, 25, 50, 62 or 100 mi. Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey (BTCNJ).

Fri.-Sat. Aug. 23-24, 2019, Pennsylvania Dutch Farm to Fork Fondo, Ronks, PA. Ride 9, 33, 45 or 82 mi. Pre-registration required.

Sun. Aug. 25, 2019, Brandywine Tour, Kennett Square, PA. Ride 24, 50, 67, 82 or 100 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain through the scenic Brandywine Valley and western Chester County. New this year: the “easiest” 50-mi route in years, with long flat stretches. Delaware Valley Bicycle Club.

September 2019

Mon. Sept. 2, 2019 (Labor Day), Donut Derby, Valley Preferred Cycling Center (Trexlertown Velodrome), Breinigsville, PA. This is a 36-mi fun race with a 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). Lehigh Wheelmen Association

Sat. Sept. 7, 2019, AJF Ride for Autism, Yardley, PA. Ride 12, 18, 31 or 62 mi over the rolling terrain of Bucks County. Registration includes continental breakfast and a full lunch. Benefits the AJ Foundation For Children With Autism and the Comprehensive Learning Center.

Sat. Sept. 7, 2019, Amish Country Bike Tour, Dover, DE. Ride 16-100-mi on flat terrain.

Sat. Sept. 7, 2019, Sourland Spectacular, Skillman, NJ. Ride 5, 26, 38, 52 or 65 mi. All routes include climbing, as Sourland Mountain is beautiful, but not flat. Benefits the Sourland Conservancy.

Sat. Sept. 7, 2019, South Jersey Tour des Farms, Vincentown, NJ. Ride 15, 29 or 54 mi on flat terrain. Stop at designated farm markets and your optional market purchases will be delivered to the starting point. South Jersey Resource Conservation & Development Council.

Sun. Sept. 8, 2019, Cool Cape Cycle Event, Cape May, NJ. Ride 15, 30 or 50 mi. Run Amuck Timing

Sun. Sept. 8, 2019, Scenic Schuylkill Century, AIM Academy, Miquon, PA. Start on River Road between Manayunk and Conshohocken, with free on-site parking and the Miquon SEPTA station across the street. Scenic town and country 21-101-mi routes in Philadelphia and Montgomery County. Breakfast at the start and food trucks at the finish. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP)

Sun. Sept. 8, 2019, Thompson Cyclosportif, Doylestown, PA. Ride 31 or 60 mi. Held in conjunction with the Thompson Criterium men's and women's professional races, amateur races, and the Doylestown Arts Festival.

Fri.-Sat. Sept. 13-14, 2019, BR2RB Bike-a-Thon, Quarryville, PA to Rehoboth Bay, DE. One-way rides: 50, 80, 100, 125 or 145 mi. Return transportation is provided. $200 minimum fundraising. Benefits Black Rock Retreat.

Sat. Sept. 14, 2019, Foster 100, Cooper River Park, Pennsauken Township, NJ. Ride 100-mi one-way to Rio Grande, NJ. Every cyclist rides in an assigned platoon with a Team Foster leader. 

Sat. Sept. 14, 2019, #CaringForRare Bicycle Event, Lambertville, NJ. Ride 15 mi on the towpath. See Sept. 15 below for road rides. Benefits Avery's Hope. https://www.averys-hope.org/

Sept. 14-15, 2019, Bikeout, Philadelphia to Phoenixville and return. This is a biking/camping/farm-to-table-eating event. Sold out for 2019, but a waitlist is available.
 
Sun. Sept. 15, 2019, #CaringForRare Bicycle Event, Flemington, NJ. Ride 31, 62 or 100 mi in Hunterdon and Bucks Counties. See Sept. 14 above for towpath ride. Benefits Avery's Hope.

Sun. Sept. 15, 2019, Breakthrough Bike Challenge, Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro, PA. Ride 12, 25 or 50 mi through the scenic, low-traffic Oley Valley. Benefits Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center.

Sun. Sept. 15, 2019, Three Creek Century, Penn Township Fire Department, 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. Ride the optional South Mountain Challenge on the 50-mi route, climbing 1,000-ft up Big Flat. Or ride 18-mi on the unpaved Cumberland Valley Rail Trail. Harrisburg Bicycle Club

Sat. Sept. 21, 2019, Jersey Devil Century, Parvin State Park, Centerton, NJ. Ride 25, 50, 75 or 100 mi on flat terrain. South Jersey Wheelmen

Sat. Sept. 21, 2019, RCDCU Bike-A-Thon to Fight Prostate Cancer, Somerset, NJ. Ride 3, 10, 30 or 50 mi. Renaissance Cyclists Defeating Cancer United, Inc. 2019 date from BikeRide.com

Sat. Sept. 21, 2019, Savage Century, Newark, DE. Ride 44, 77, or 100 mi with 2,300-to-7,500 ft of climbing. The major climbs are on the 77- and 100-mi routes. White Clay Bicycle Club (WCBC)

Sept. 21-22, 2019, Bike MS: City to Shore, Cherry Hill to Ocean City, NJ. Multiple start locations; ride 1 or 2 days: 25, 45, 75, 100, 150, or 175 mi total. $300 minimum fundraising. Benefits the National MS Society.

Sun. Sept. 22, 2019, Tour de Summer Camps, Morristown, NJ. Ride 18, 36 or 62 mi. $180 minimum fundraising; benefits the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ.

Sat. Sept. 28, 2019, Bike the Brandywine, Chadds Ford, PA. Ride 25, 45, 62 or 80 mi, rolling-hilly, through the beautiful Brandywine Creek Greenway and surrounding countryside. Benefits the Brandywine Conservancy.

Sat. Sept. 28, 2019, Fall VeloFest, Valley Preferred Cycling Center (Trexlertown Velodrome), Breinigsville, PA. Outdoor swap meet. 8:30am to 2:00pm.

Sat. Sept. 28, 2019, New Jersey CF Cycle for Life, Hazlet, NJ. Ride 30 or 60 mi. Benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Sat. Sept. 28, 2019, Ride Along the River, Bull's Island Recreation Area, Stockton, NJ. Ride 18 or 25 mi on the mostly-flat, fine-cinder towpath along the Delaware River. Benefits the non-profit Delaware Riverkeeper Network.

Sat. Sept. 28, 2019, Ride for the River, Pottstown, PA. Ride 16 or 35 mi, primarily on the Schuylkill River Trail. Held in conjunction with the Sly Fox Brewing Company's CAN JAM Music Festival. Benefits the Schuylkill River Greenway Association (SRGA), a 501(c)3 non-profit.

Sat. Sept. 28, 2019, Ride for Trails, Gettysburg Recreational Park, Gettysburg, PA. Ride 12, 25 or 37 mi through the Gettysburg National Military Park, over the picturesque Sachs Covered Bridge and on country roads to the south of Gettysburg. Benefits Healthy Adams Bicycle/Pedestrian, Inc. (HABPI), a non-profit group working to develop walking and bicycling trails in Adams County.

Sun. Sept. 29, 2019, Bicycling Fall Classic, Valley Preferred Cycling Center (Trexlertown Velodrome), Breinigsville, PA. Ride 10, 25, 50 or 90 mi ending with a Roubaix-style lap around the velodrome.

October 2019

Wed.-Sun. Oct. 2-6, 2019, Tour de Pines, various start locations in the Pinelands National Reserve, NJ. Five consecutive, but not contiguous, single-day (loop) bicycle tours of the scenic, low-traffic New Jersey Pinelands. Ride 1-5 days for one low registration fee. This unusual event has ride leaders, but no road markings - read the F.A.Q. (PDF). Bring or buy your own food. The ride leaders will average 11-13 mph, but faster groups will go off the front and follow the cue sheet. Benefits the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. 2019 date from Facebook.

Oct. 4-6, 2019, YSC Tour de Pink East, Princeton NJ. Riders enjoy three days of fully-supported cycling around the Princeton area. Options include a 100-mi ride and a one-day ride. Benefits the Young Survival Coalition (YSC), an organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Sat. Oct 5, 2019, Adamstown Dirty Dozen Hill Climb, Reinholds, PA. Ride 68 mi with 9,900 ft of climbing. Hill gradients of 13-to-20% with 16 timed hills. Free craft beer tasting and pizza after the event.

Sat. Oct. 5, 2019, Main Line Animal Rescue Gran Fondo, Chester Springs, PA. Ride 9, 25, 31 or 62 mi on the beautiful rolling hills of Chester County, with up to 4 timed hill climbs, followed by a post-ride beer garden party. Fundraising is optional. Benefits Main Line Animal Rescue and Pennsylvania SPCA.

Sat. Oct. 5, 2019, Tour de Blairstown, Blairstown, NJ.  Ride 25, 40 or 62 mi on rolling-hilly terrain (1,600-4,000 ft of climbing) through scenic Warren County. Benefits the Foodshed Alliance.

Sun. Oct. 6, 2019, Bike4Beds Harvest Ride, Breinigsville, PA. Ride 30 mi relatively flat or 62 mi with a climb up Hawk Mountain. Fundraising is optional. Benefits orphanages in Haiti and rebuilt schools and hospitals in Africa and Haiti. Rain date Oct. 20, 2019.

Sun. Oct. 6, 2019, Giro del Vino II, White Horse Winery, Hammonton, NJ. Ride 15, 30 or 45 mi on flat terrain. Registration includes a post-ride celebration at White Horse Winery where riders will be treated to a glass of wine and a souvenir glass. Participants will also have the option of purchasing lunch from local food truck. TnT Cycle

Sun. Oct. 6, 2019, Pedal4Cam Ride ‘n’ Stride, Eagleview Town Center, Exton, PA. Ride 20- or 45-mi on rolling/hilly back-country roads in scenic Chester County, or ride 8, 12, or 16 mi on Marsh Creek State Park single-track. Also offers a 2-mi walk. Benefits pediatric research grants from the Cure4Cam Childhood Cancer Foundation. Held in conjunction with the Eagleview Town Center Falling Leaf Festival.

Sat. Oct. 12, 2019, Bikes & Beers Yards, Yards Brewery, Philadelphia, PA. Ride 15, 30 or 45 mi. Registration includes 2 Yards beers after the ride and a souvenir pint glass. [Updated 4/9/19.]

Sat. Oct. 12, 2019, New Holland Bicycle Race, New Holland, PA. Ride/race 30, 50+ or 82 mi through scenic Lancaster County with 2000-6000 ft climbing.

Oct. 12-13, 2019, Bike MS: Bike to the Bay, Dover to Rehoboth Beach, DE. Multiple start locations; ride 1 or 2 days: 20, 50, 75, 100, 150 or 175 mi total. $300 minimum fundraising. Benefits the National MS Society.

Sun. Oct. 13, 2019, Covered Bridges Ride, Tinicum Park, 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)

Sat. Oct. 19, 2019, Dogfish Head IPA (I Pedal A-lot), Dogfish Head Brewery, Milton, DE. Ride 37, 56 or 75 mi on flat terrain in rural Sussex County, DE. Registration includes food and two Dogfish Head craft beers after the ride.

Oct. 25-27, 2019, 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)

Sat. Oct. 26, 2019, Ride for Inclusion, Skillman Park, Montgomery, NJ. Ride 15, 30 or 50 mi through Mercer, Middlesex, and Somerset Counties. Benefits Special Olympics New Jersey.

November 2019

Nov. 2-3, 2019, Philly Bike Expo, PA Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Sun. Nov. 3, 2019, Rock N Road Gravel Ride, Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Breinigsville, PA. Ride 31 or 62 mi with lots of gravel and unpaved sections. A portion of each registration goes to support the PA chapter of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association.


Announcements

The 2019 Quad County Century slideshow is online now!

Bicycle Mileage Logs


Bicycle Mileage Logs for 2019 are available now! Follow the link or use the main menu to go to the SCU Document Library, then click on the little yellow folder icon next to "Ride Documents". The new SCU Universal Mileage Log is good for any year. It provides automatic summation of mileage and number of rides, and it computes the average ride distance. In addition to the numeric data, the log displays six charts as shown in the photo (populated with simulated ride data in order to demonstrate the charting).
SCU Universal Mileage Log

Past Events

Past events are archived on separate pages:

Past Regional Events of 2019

Regional Events of 2018

Regional Events of 2017

Other Bicycle Event Calendars

The following calendars are recommended for finding bicycle events outside of the coverage area of the SCU calendar: 

BikeRide.com

BikeReg.com 

Bicycle Tour Network 
- formerly known as the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association.

Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club Calendar - Bicycling events in Maryland and surrounding states


Disclaimer

Unless marked "SCU", events on this calendar are not supported by, nor affiliated with, Suburban Cyclists Unlimited. The listing of an event in this calendar does not constitute an endorsement by SCU or by the editor. All rides and activities posted on this list are the sole responsibility of the individual organizers of and participants in the ride or activity. All participants in rides and activities appearing on this list do so at their own risk and assume responsibility for all hazards, injuries, and other risks inherent in such rides and activities. Roads will be open to motor-vehicle traffic; extreme caution must be used while riding.

Events and dates are subject to change! Although this list is compiled from reliable sources, SCU and the editor are not responsible for errors or omissions. Please contact the event sponsor to confirm the date, registration deadlines and fees, start times, and services provided. We do not predict dates based on the prior year's calendar. When requesting information by mail, please send a S.A.S.E. to the sponsor.

All distances are listed in miles ("mi"). To convert to metric: 1 mi = 1.6 km; 1 km = 0.62 mi. 31 mi = Half Metric Century (50 km); 62 mi = Metric Century (100 km). All rides are on-road tours unless noted off-road. All events provide water stops, cue sheets, marked route, and SAG support, unless noted, but SCU is not responsible for the services provided at events on this calendar. All rides return to the starting location unless marked "one-way". Two-day events are Saturday-Sunday and three-day events are Friday-Sunday unless marked otherwise. There are no ride leaders for these events, and you ride at your own pace.

Suburban Cyclists Unlimited does not list other clubs' rides that conflict with the major SCU events (May 18, 2019 - Quad County Century). Commercial tours are not listed other than from sponsors of SCU or at the discretion of the editor. Indoor "spinning" events and randonnee events are not listed on this calendar.

Suburban Cyclists Unlimited is a recreational bicycle club, and we do not support or promote racing. Triathlons, duathlons, amateur races, criteriums and time trials are not listed on this web site.


This is Jack's 20th year of editing the SCU Regional Calendar!


This page was updated on 7/17/2019 by Jack Elias, Regional Events Editor.

Please use the Contact Us form (select "Regional Calendar Editor") to submit an event for this calendar. 

NOTE: The start location must be within 150-miles driving distance of Hatboro-Horsham High School, Horsham, PA, as determined by Google Maps. Recreational rides only! As of January 1, 2019, events in Maryland, New York and Connecticut will no longer be listed on this calendar. Please include the name and date of the event and the link (URL) to the event's website. Do not send attachments (flyers, brochures, posters, logos, photos, images, graphics, etc.).

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