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2019 Calendar of Regional Events – PA/NJ/DE

(a/k/a "Jack's Calendar")

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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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October 2019

The Bike MS: Mason-Dixon Challenge, starting from Gettysburg, PA has been discontinued. Find other Bike MS events near you.

Wed.-Sun. Oct. 2-6, 2019, Tour de Pines, various start locations in the Pinelands National Reserve, NJ. "Registration for the Tour de Pines has closed. This is the first time we ever closed registration - there will be no day of registration and there is no more online registration. We are at capacity." 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. [Updated 10/2/19.]

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, Ride Strong Roubaix, Frenchtown, NJ.  Ride 20- or 40-mi on paved roads or 60 mi with gravel sectors. The Ride Strong Roubaix is part of the Hunterdon Fall Fest. Benefits the Cancer Support Community and American College of Rheumatology.

Sat. Oct. 5, 2019, River Towns Ride & Festival, Delaware City, DE and New Castle, DE. Ride one or more mostly-flat 10-mi (one-way) segments between Delaware City and New Castle, starting at 11:00am. Optional 12-mi ride on the new Markell Trail, which connects the Wilmington Riverfront to Historic New Castle and Historic Delaware City. Held in conjunction with the Rivertowns Fall Festival in Delaware City and New Castle, noon-5:00pm.

Sat. Oct. 5, 2019, Tour de Blairstown, Blairstown, NJ. Ride 22, 40 or 62 mi on rolling-hilly terrain (1,200-4,300 ft of climbing) through scenic Warren County. Benefits the Foodshed Alliance. [Updated 9/8/19.]

Sat. Oct. 5, 2019, Urban Farm Bike Ride, Philadelphia Brewing Co., Philadelphia, PA. Ride 17 or 21 mi through Philadelphia, stopping to explore urban agricultural sites, and chat with some of the farmers who help maintain the city’s vibrant farm landscape. Benefits Food Moxie.

Sun. Oct. 6, 2019, Bike4Beds Harvest Ride, Valley Preferred Cycling Center (Trexlertown Velodrome), 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)

Sun. Oct. 13, 2019, Lake Loop, Hopatcong State Park, Hopatcong, NJ. Ride 20, 40 or 62 mi on rolling-hilly terrain. There will also be a 5K and a 1.5-mi trail run, and a 2.5-mi paddle course. Participate in one, two, or all three activities.

Sun. Oct. 13, 2019, Ride Ataxia Philadelphia, Blue Bell, PA. Ride 4, 8, 25 or 50 mi through scenic, low-traffic sections of Montgomery County. Registration includes post-ride meal prepared by Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill and Bonefish Grill. Benefits the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA).

Sat. Oct. 19, 2019, Belleplain Fall Century, Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine, NJ. Jersey Shore Cycle Club

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. 19-20, 2019, Bikeout: New Hope, New Hope, PA. This is a biking/camping/farm-to-table eating event. Attendees will ride on the unpaved D&L Canal Towpath for most of the trip.

Sun. Oct. 20, 2019, Oktoberfest Ride, Blueprint Brewing, Harleysville, PA. Ride 43 mi with 2,900 ft of climbing or 58 mi with 3,900 ft of climbing. Post-ride Oktoberfest Party. Kermesse Sport [Updated 9/20/19.]

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 (Trexlertown Velodrome), 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.

2020 Advance Notice

NOTE: Dates are subject to change!

Sun. April 26, 2020, Tour de Franklin, Somerset, NJ. Fundraising is optional. Benefits the Franklin Township Foodbank. 2020 date from Facebook.

Sat. June 13, 2020,
Tour de Sussex, Delaware Technical Community College, Georgetown, DE. Ride 25, 50 or 62 mi through Sussex County, DE.

Sat. June 20, 2020, Ride to Thrive, Burlington County Fairgrounds, Columbus, NJ. Ride 18, 30, 45 or 63 mi. Fundraising is optional. Benefits the Legacy Foundation for children and youth with developmental disabilities.

Sat. July 25, 2020, 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. Sells out every year, so register early!



Announcements

The 2019 Quad County Century slideshow is online now!

Bicycle Mileage Logs


Bicycle Mileage Logs are available now from SCU! 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

The new SCU Universal Mileage Log is good for any year!


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 10/02/2019 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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