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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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2019 SCU Quad County Century

February 2019

Sun. Feb. 24, 2019, Sourland Semi-Classic, Flemington, NJ. This is a 64-mi ride that explores the Sourland Region of Central New Jersey. There will be a few unpaved roads to go with the famous Sourland climbs and flats. Kermesse Sport

March 2019

Sun. March 24, 2019, Hell of Hunterdon, Blawenburg, NJ. This is a hilly 82-mi Belgian-themed ride in Hunterdon, Mercer and Somerset Counties, NJ. The challenging course features 19 sections of dirt, gravel and hardscrabble roads (covering approximately 15% of the course) with 5,200 ft of climbing. Kermesse Sport

April 2019

Thu.-Sat. April 4-6, East Coast Greenway Mid-Atlantic Summit, Philadelphia, PA.

Sat. April 13, 2019, Icicle Century, Elkton, MD. Ride 14-to-100 mi on moderately-hilly terrain in the areas west and north of Newark, Delaware. Indoor food stop. White Clay Bicycle Club (WCBC)

Sat. April 20, 2019, New Holland Bicycle Race, New Holland, PA. Ride/race 30 or 50+ mi through scenic Lancaster County with 2000-4300 ft climbing.

Sat. April 27, 2019, Cumberland Valley TrailFest, Shippensburg, PA. This year the Cumberland Valley Rail-to-Trail Council's Race, Run, Ride & Ramble is joining forces with the Shippensburg Historical Society's 3rd annual BrewFest to create the Cumberland Valley TrailFest.

Sat. April 27, 2019, 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

Sat. April 27, 2019, Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, Bethany Beach, DE. Ride 30, 50, 62 or 100 mi on flat terrain.

Sun. April 28, 2019, Tour de Franklin, Somerset, NJ. Fundraising is optional. Benefits the Franklin Township Foodbank. 2019 date from Facebook.

Sun. April 28, 2019, Tour de Scranton, Scranton, PA. Choice of 6 Routes, 7-65 mi: ride on-road, or ride off-road on the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. Benefits the Erin Jessica Moreken Drug & Alcohol Treatment Fund.

May 2019

May 3-5, 2019, Face of America, Arlington to Gettysburg, 120-mi one-way. Ride with servicemen who have been severely injured in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

May 3-5, 2019, Spring-n2-Cycling Weekend, Danville, PA. Ride various distances on your own or on group rides with leaders. Registration includes cue sheets, meals, snacks, parties, and hotel accommodations. Sign up early – always sells out! Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP)

Sat. May 4, 2019, Wheels for Meals, Dogfish Head Brewery, Milton, DE. Ride 12, 25 or 50 mi. Benefits Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth.

Sun. May 5, 2019, Cinco de Mayo Benefit Bike Ride, Exton, PA. Ride up to 23 mi on the paved Chester Valley Trail, or ride 25 or 50 mi on the scenic, hilly roads of Chester County. Fundraising is optional. Benefits Pennsylvania Center For Adapted Sports.

Sat. May 11, 2019, Pedal for Promise, Tabernacle, NJ. Ride 15, 30, 42 or 62 mi. $100 minimum fundraising, benefiting UrbanPromise.

Sat. May 18, 2019, SCU Quad County Century, Green Lane Park, Green Lane, PA. Suburban Cyclists Unlimited.

May 24-27, 2019, Kent County Spring Fling, Chestertown, MD. Ride 3 or 4 days, 11-to-100 mi per day, on the Eastern Shore. Registration includes meals and lodging at Washington College. Baltimore Bicycle Club

Sat. May 25, 2019, Fools Classic, Pt. Pleasant, PA. Ride 73 or 100 mi on mixed surfaces - paved and unpaved roads. Kermesse Sport

Sun. May 26, 2019, Velo Valley Vistas Charity Ride, Valley Preferred Cycling Center (Trexlertown Velodrome), Breinigsville, PA. Ride 25, 40, 62 or 100 mi in the scenic, hilly Hawk Valley. Lehigh Wheelmen Association

June 2019

Sat. June 1, 2019, Bikes & Beers Troegs, Troegs Brewery, Hershey, PA. Ride 15 or 30 mi. Registration includes 2 Troegs beers after the ride and a souvenir pint glass. 2019 date from Facebook.

Sat. June 1, 2019, Double Creek Tour, John Rudy Park, York, PA.  Ride 10, 25, 50 or 62-mi. Benefits the Healthy Community Pharmacy, serving uninsured or under-insured patients.

Sat. June 1, 2019, The Ride, Rowan College at Gloucester County, Sewell, NJ. Ride 10, 25 or 50 mi through South Jersey's farmlands and vineyards. Fundraising is optional. Benefits Gloucester County Special Services Education Foundation (GCSSEF). 2019 date from Facebook.

Sun. June 2, 2019, 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.

Sun. June 2, 2019, Move for Mental Health, Laurel Acres Park, Mount Laurel, NJ.

Sat. June 8, 2019, Revolutionary Ramble, Madison, NJ. Ride 12, 25, 35, 50, 65 or 100 mi. Morris Area Freewheelers Foundation

Sat. June 8, 2019, Ride for Autism, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Five routes from 10 to 100 mi. Fundraising is optional. Benefits Autism New Jersey.

Sat. June 8, 2019, Tour de Lebanon Valley, Lebanon, PA. Ride 10, 25 or 62 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain. Benefits the Lebanon Valley Conservancy land preservation program. 

Sun. June 9, 2019, ACS Bike-a-Thon, ride one-way to Atlantic City from various start locations. Start from Philly at 6:30am and ride across the Ben Franklin Bridge. Benefits the American Cancer Society.

Sun. June 9, 2019, French Creek Iron Tour, Kimberton Fire Company Fairgrounds, Phoenixville, PA. 11-100 mi, rolling-hilly. Benefits the French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust.

Sat. June 15, 2019, Bikes & Beers Flying Fish, Flying Fish Brewery, Somerdale, NJ. Ride 15 or 30 mi. Registration includes 2 Flying Fish beers after the ride and a souvenir pint glass. 2019 date from Facebook.

Sat. June 15, 2019, Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure, Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA. Ride 3, 12, 35, 63 or 100 mi. Benefits the American Diabetes Association.

Sat. June 15, 2019, Roll & Stroll, Souderton, PA. Ride 10, 20, 40 or 62 mi on rolling-to-hilly terrain. Fundraising is optional. Benefits the Indian Creek Foundation.

Sat. June 22, 2019, Cycle the Solstice, York, PA. Ride 30 or 62 mi on continuously rolling with the occasional hill. Benefits the Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education. 2019 date from BikeReg.com

Sat. June 22, 2019, Ride to Thrive, Burlington County Fairgrounds, Columbus, NJ. Ride 18, 30, 45 or 63 mi. Fundraising is optional. Benefits the Legacy Foundation.

Sun. June 23, 2019, The Bike Ride for Amy, South Brunswick, NJ. Ride 15, 25, 35 or 50 mi. Benefits the Amy Feiman Behar Foundation, created to increase the early detection and treatment of breast cancer for uninsured women.

Sat. June 29, 2019, Delaware DoubleCross, Smyrna High School, Smyrna, DE. Ride 31 or 62 mi on flat terrain. White Clay Bicycle Club (WCBC)

Sat. June 29, 2019, Propel 100 Charity Bike Ride, Kennedy Center, Willingboro, NJ. Ride 12, 30, 50, 68 or 100 mi through Burlington County. Fundraising is optional. Organized by Goals Start Now and benefiting cancer patient support services at Virtua Memorial Hospital.

July 2019

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

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. Always sells out months in advance, so register early! 2019 date from Active.com

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, 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

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.

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

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

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/

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, 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

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.

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.

Sun. Oct. 13, 2019, Covered Bridges Ride, Tinicum Park, Erwinna, PA. Central Bucks Bicycle Club

November 2019

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

Announcements

Bicycle Mileage Logs
for 2019 are available now! 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

The 2018 Quad County Metric slideshow is online now!

Past Events

Past events are archived on separate pages:

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 1/18/2019 by Jack Elias, Assistant Webmaster and 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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