Sat. April 16: Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, Fenwick Island, DE.
Sat. April 16: Spring Bicycle Flea Market, Lehigh Valley Velodrome, Trexlertown, PA. $5 entry fee, open 9:00am-2:00pm. 610-395-7000
Sat. April 16: Taxing Metric, Warwick County Park, Knauertown, PA. Ride 20, 32, or 64 miles on new routes. $12 pre-registration or $15 day of, includes lunch. Brandywine Bicycle Club.
Sat. April 23: BikEric, Florence, NJ. Ride 10, 20, 30, or 50 miles. 50-mile ride starts at 8:00, all other routes start at 9:00. This is a benefit ride for Eric Potts, paralyzed by a lacrosse injury. $35 by 4/16, $40 after, includes door prizes, food at finish provided by Bung's Tavern, and cheesecake from famous Mother's Kitchen. Donna & Tom Waltz, 135 River Bank Drive, Roebling, NJ 08554; phone 609-499-3857.
Sun. April 24: Edward Stokes Memorial Horsham Rotary River Ride, Horsham, PA. Ride 5, 20, 35, or 63 miles and 5K Walk-A-Thon starting from the College Settlement Camp, 600 Witmer Road. $25 by 4/2, $30 after. Free T-shirt to the first 250 pre-registered riders. Ride with the SCU group at this local charity event! Horsham Rotary Foundation, P. O. Box 99, Horsham, PA 19044; phone 215-674-9590. Download brochure (PDF).
Sun. April 24: Miles for Matheny, Peapack, NJ. 908-234-0011 ext 260
Sun. April 24: Wallkill Valley Bike Tour and Time Trial, Wallkill, NY. Ride the 10-mile time trial and 15, 35, 50, or 60-mile recreational routes. $25 pre-registration; $30 day of event registration. Cost includes chicken BBQ. Same price to do time trial and tour or just one. This year for the first time, cash prizes awarded at the time trial. Shawangunk Bicycle Club, Paul Roosa, 845-778-7286.
Sat. April 30: Fish Hawk Festival Bicycle Tour, Princess Anne, MD.
Sun. May 1: SCU Quad County Metric, Green Lane Park, Deep Creek and Snyder Roads, Green Lane, PA. Ride 10, 21, 31, 45, 53, 68, or 76 miles on scenic back roads. The 10-mile route is a flat ride on the unpaved Perkiomen Trail. The 21-mile route avoids the longest climb and is suitable for casual riders. The longer routes are on rolling to hilly terrain. The 53 and 76-mile routes include the "Intensive Climbing Unit" extra hilly segment. Pre-registration by 4/9 includes T-shirt: $15 (SCU members), $20 (non-members). Registration after April 9: $25, shirt not included. Registration includes marked route, cue sheet, SAG support, rest stops, and a post-ride meal. Rest stops have a large assortment of home-baked snacks. Camping is available at the start location. Suburban Cyclists Unlimited, P.O. Box 401, Horsham, PA 19044. Download the Quad County Metric brochure (PDF).
Sat May 7: Farmlands Tour, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Ride 18, 25, 38, 50, 62, or 100 miles on flat terrain in central NJ. $20 by 4/23, add $5 for T-shirt and $7 for lunch. $25 after 5/23, but shirt and lunch not included. Central Jersey Bicycle Club, 732-225-HUBS. Download flyer (PDF).
Sat. May 7: Pinelands Triple Loop, Batsto, NJ. A flat and scenic ride through southern New Jersey Pinelands with 3 different routes; ride 1, 2 or all 3 loops for 29, 36, 65, 71, or 100 miles. Each loop starts and ends at Batsto State Park where food and drinks are provided. $20, pre-register before 4/23 to receive a choice of a ride t-shirt or a set of license plate holders. Shore Cycle Club
May 13-15: Spring-n2-Cycling Weekend, Danville, PA. Tour Pennsylvania’s scenic Susquehanna Valley. Includes 2 full/hot breakfasts (Sat. and Sun.), Friday welcome reception buffet dinner, Saturday post-ride party, Saturday evening dinner in nearby Lewisburg. For detailed itinerary, costs and cancellation policy contact Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862.
Sat. May 14: Camp to the Bay, and back in a Day, Alloway, NJ. Ride 33, 66, or 100 miles on this charity ride benefiting Ranch Hope Inc., an organization that houses and works with adjudicated youth, foster children, and children without parents. $100 minimum. 856-935-1555 ext. 172
Sat. May 14: Rotary 100 Bike Tour, Burlington Twp High School, Burlington, NJ. The Rotary Club of Burlington is offering a fully-supported 25, 50, 64 and 100 mile bike tour. Ride on lightly-traveled back roads in Burlington and Monmouth Counties with rolling hills, horse farms, and the Pine Barrens. $25, includes lunch at the end of the ride. Register by April 14 and get a Rotary 100 T-Shirt. 609-387-0030. Download brochure (PDF).
Sat. May 14: Tour de Cure, Columbia, MD. Benefits the American Diabetes Association.
Sun. May 15: Bike 4 Sight, Delaware County Courthouse, Media, PA. $20 by 4/20 or $30 after, plus $70 minimum donation to the Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 610-874-1476 ext. 130.
Sun. May 15: Dream Come True Ride or Stride, Rodale Fitness Center (opposite the velodrome), Trexlertown, PA. Distances and mass start times: 61 mi. - 8:30AM, 33 mi. - 9:30AM, 22 mi. - 10:00AM, 15 mi. - 10:15AM, all on low-traffic roads over rolling to hilly terrain. Pledges are optional for this charity event, but prizes will be awarded to the top fund raisers. Dream Come True is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization which seeks to fulfill the dreams of children who are seriously, chronically, and terminally ill. Dream Come True, Box 21167, Lehigh Valley, PA 18002; phone 610-865-3475. Download letter (PDF)
Sun. May 15: Horse Farm Tour, McSherrystown, PA (near Hanover). Choice of four rides: 10, 25, 35 and 50 miles (or combine any of the rides for longer distances). The 50-mile ride consists of two separate 25-mile routes, allowing riders to refuel at the Recreation Park between loops. The 35-mile ride is the Church and Creek ride and does not pass through horse farm territory. The other routes pass by Hanover Stables, one of the most famous standard-bred horse farms in the world, where riders can stop and tour the barns and meadows. $12 by 4/25 or $16 after. Add $13 for shirt only available with pre-registration by 4/25. Hanover Cycler's, 129 Baltimore St, Hanover, PA 17331; phone 717-225-4194. Download registration form (PDF).
Note new date May 20-22: New York City Bicycle Show, New York State Armory, 26th St. and Lexington Ave, New York, NY.
Sat. May 21: Bicycle Expo, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Route 309, Schnecksville, PA. A region-wide celebration of bicycles. Vendor expo, demonstration of building a chopper bike, rides on unusual bicycles, exhibit of old bikes and Velodrome Hall of Fame. Educational workshops and presentations on safety and maintenance. Learn about new technologies and designs for using bicycles for commuting and hauling. Open 10:00am to 4:00pm; $6 admission, under 12 free. Sponsored by the Bicycle Crossing, an interactive bicycle museum and education program. See Bicycle Expo Ride below. Dinner dance at 6:00pm in Allentown, $75 per person ($60 for TBC members). For dinner tickets, call Michelle at 610-739-5854.
Sat. May 21: Bicycle Expo Ride, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Route 309, Schnecksville, PA. Held in conjunction with the Bicycle Rally, see above, this will be a 30-mile escorted ride on rolling terrain, starting at noon. Ride through the Lehigh Game Preserve lands, through covered bridges, and with a rest stop. $25 per person, ($20 for TBC members) includes expo admission and t-shirt for first 100 registrations. Bicycle Crossing, 905 Harrison St, Allentown, PA 18103; phone 610-739-5854, fax 610-770-1043.
Sat. May 21: Tour de Cure, Wilmington, DE. Benefits the American Diabetes Association.
May 21-22 or May 21 only: MS25/50/170 Shore to Shore, Sandy Hook, NJ. Ride 25 or 50 miles on the Saturday-only ride or 170 miles for the weekend. The MS170 is a challenging ride from Sandy Hook to Cape May. Registration fee plus minimum pledge varies with distance selected. Gina Murdoch, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid-Jersey Chapter, 246 Monmouth Rd, Oakhurst, NJ 07755; phone 732-660-1005.
Sun. May 22: Bloomin' Metric, East Norwalk, CT. 25, 46, or 62-mile routes in scenic Fairfield County. Ride along the Connecticut side of Long Island Sound during the height of the dogwood and azalea flowering season. Start out on flat-rolling terrain along the coast. Longer routes go inland and up on rolling-hilly terrain. The Bloomin' Metric is the largest bicycle ride in Connecticut, with more than 2,000 cyclists. Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 3323, Westport, CT 06880; 203-840-1757.
Sun. May 22: Bonkers Metric, Ridley Creek State Park (Parking Lot #15), near Media, PA. Ride 18, 35, 50, or 65 miles on rolling terrain with some hills. $12 pre-registration by 5/13, $17 day of event. Delaware Valley Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 156, Woodlyn PA 19094-0156.
Sun. May 22: Chester County Challenge for Cancer, West Chester, PA. Ride 5, 10, 25, 50, or 63 miles. 610-431-5697
May 27-30: Kent County Spring Fling, Chestertown, MD. Enjoy four days of cycling on the upper Eastern Shore with meals and lodging at Washington College. Ride 11 to 132 miles per day on flat to gently-rolling terrain. $252 per person (double occupancy) includes 3 nights dormitory lodging, 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners, ice-cream social, cordial party, picnic, brunch, musical entertainment with free beer and wine, and cue/map packet. Add $30 late fee after 4/15. Baltimore Bicycle Club, Frank Anders, 410-628-4018. Download brochure.
The Chestertown Tea Party Festival on May 28-29 is within walking distance of Washington College and features an historical reenactment, musicians, arts and crafts dealers, food vendors, and a 10k run. Kent County information is available from the Tourism Office, 400 High St., Chestertown, MD 21620; phone 410-778-0416. They have information on bicycle routes and walking and driving tours.
Sat. May 28: Baltimore BikeJam, Baltimore, MD. The day’s major event, "The Kelly Cup," has been placed on this year’s National Racing Calendar (NRC). BikeJam is the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest cycling festival that has earned national recognition from the U.S. Cycling Federation. Last year’s event attracted more than 750 participants and 5,000 spectators. In addition to The Kelly Cup, there will be a non-competitive recreational ride that tours the city of Baltimore, a bike stunt demonstration, a health and fitness expo, a kid’s pavilion for bike decorating, and live music. 410-327-7114
Sat. May 28: Shorebird Metric Century, Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, Salisbury, MD. 15, 35, or 65 miles. The metric route is a figure-eight using the restored historical village of Furnace Town for two rest stops. $30 by 5/1, $35 after, includes T-shirt, and lunch. American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163. Salisbury, MD 21803-0163; phone 1-800-937-9696 or 410-749-1624.
Sun. May 29: Bell to Bell Bike Ride - Liberty Bell to the Justice Bell, Philadelphia to Valley Forge. Take a scenic 22-mile ride along the Schuylkill River Trail. 1-866-VF-VISIT
June 3-5: Chesapeake Bay Asthma Ride Bike Tour, Salisbury, MD. American Lung Association.
Sat. June 4: Get Ready Metric, Pennsville, NJ. 32 or 64 miles. Enjoy easy pedaling through flat to slightly rolling terrain of the farm country of southern New Jersey. Start out from historic Fort Mott by the Delaware River and ride the first 32-mile loop. Then enjoy lunch by the Riverview Pavilion and call it a day, or continue on to the second 32-mile loop. $14 by 5/26 or $17 day of ride, includes lunch. South Jersey Wheelmen, P.O. Box 2705, Vineland, NJ 08362-2705; 609-848-6123.
Sat. June 4: Tour de Cure, Lincroft, NJ. Benefits the American Diabetes Association.
Sat. June 4: Tour de Cure, Morristown, NJ. Benefits the American Diabetes Association.
Sun. June 5: George Washington Bridge Challenge, Fort Lee, NJ. Cycle across the world's most traveled bridge on this ride. $100 minimum pledge. American Cancer Society, 1-800-gwb-bike.
Sun. June 5: Good Sam Ice Cream Ride, Suffern, NY. 845-368-5151
Sun. June 5: Historic Morris Bike & Hike, Madison, NJ. Ride 2-35 miles. Morris Habitat for Humanity, 51 South St, Morristown, NJ 07960; phone 973-605-5804
Sun. June 5: Wachovia USPRO Championship and Liberty Classic, Philadelphia, PA. Professional road race - spectator and volunteer event. Roads are closed along the race route. Bicycle to Philadelphia via the Schuylkill River Trail or take the SEPTA train to Manayunk or Suburban Station. The Manayunk Station on the R6 route is only one block from "The Wall". Suburban Station is the closest train stop to the start/finish area where the race is shown on a giant video screen. Buy food, try free samples, and see product displays and sales from 40 vendors at the free Fitness Expo, located between 24th & 25th Streets across from Eakins Oval, near the Art Museum. Course marshals and other volunteers are needed; call 610-676-0390 ext. 103 or volunteer online. (Date from USCF calendar.)
Sat. June 11: Patuxent River Rural Legacy Ride, Croom, MD. Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club
Sat. June 11: Pedal for a Purpose, New Freedom, PA. Ride the North Central Rail Trail north or south for whatever distance is comfortable. Or, for a scenic tour of Southern York County, ride the road loops. $25 individual by 6/1, $35 after. $45 family. Benefits the Huntington's Disease Society of America, P.O. Box 352, New Freedom, PA 17349; phone 717-235-4118 evenings only.
Sat. June 11: Ride for Autism, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. 7, 13, 25, 35, 50, 62 or 100-mile routes through scenic central New Jersey. $30 for adults, $5 for children under 18, and no additional pledges are required. Free T-shirt for pre-registration by 5/11. Lunch of hot pasta, sandwiches, salad, and more for $9 for adults and $4 for kids is available only with pre-registration. Proceeds benefit the NJ Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community (COSAC). Andy Abere, 522 Highway 9, #189, Manalapan, NJ 07726; phone 732-521-2722.
Sat. June 11: Tour de Cure, Boiling Springs (near Harrisburg), PA. Benefits the American Diabetes Association.
June 11-12: MS-150 PA Dutch Bike Tour, Trexlertown, PA, to Kutztown, PA. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, 215-271-1500 ext. 161.
June 11-12: Tour de Shore (Maryland) MS-150, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD. Riders will return to Salisbury University after each day of riding, so there will be no luggage transfer to contend with. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 410-527-1770.
Sun. June 12: Cyclefest, Bethel, CT. Ride 4, 16, 25, 50, 78, or 103 miles. Ride on Scenic routes through Fairfield and Litchfield counties over rolling to hilly terrain. Hat City Cyclists.
Sun. June 12: Cyclosportif of West Chester, Hoopes Park, West Chester, PA. West Chester Cycling Club.
Sun. June 12: Bike Freedom Valley, PA. Three starting points: Philadelphia (Lloyd Hall, 1 Boathouse Row), Rosemont, or Phoenixville. Choice of 5 routes: 8*, 22*, 32, 72 or 100 miles (*Only from Philadelphia and Phoenixville). Includes BCP Bike Swap. Benefits Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, 100 South Broad St, Suite 1355, Philadelphia, PA 19110; 215-242-9253. Register on-line at Active.com
Sun. June 12: Tour de Cure, Perkasie (Bucks County), PA. Benefits the American Diabetes Association.
Sat. June 18: Double Creek Tour, Dover, PA; approx. 7 mi. NW of York.
Sat. June 18: Flatlands Tour, Chesapeake City, MD. This is a scenic, flat, low-cost, no-frills ride. Registration open 7:00am to 9:45am on day of ride; no pre-registration. No SAG support. Baltimore Bicycle Club, Ken Philhower, 410-437-0309.
Sat. June 18: Pedal to Preserve, New Holland, Lancaster County, PA. Choose from three routes through beautiful Lancaster County farmland surrounding the town of New Holland: a 6-mile family ride (9:30am mass start); a 20-mile ride (9:00am mass start); or a 51-mile ride (8:00am mass start). All rides begin and end at Garden Spot High School. $20 pre-registration or $30 day of event; children under 12 ride free with an adult. Pre-registrants receive a free T-shirt, plus riders who choose to collect pledges can win special prizes. All proceeds benefit Lancaster Farmland Trust, a private, non-profit organization working to preserve the rich and productive farmland of Lancaster County. Lancaster Farmland Trust, 128 E Marion Street, Lancaster, PA 17602; phone 717-293-0707.
Sat. June 18: Roll and Stroll. Charity ride for the Indian Creek Foundation, 420 Cowpath Rd, Souderton, PA 18964; phone 267-203-1500. More details to follow.
Sat. June 18: The Jersey Double XXIII, Whitehouse Station, NJ. 200-mile ride with 11,000 feet of climbing. $35 includes T-shirt (or $30 no T-shirt) by 5/30; $45 after, no shirt. Western Jersey Wheelmen, Bruce Thomson, 213 Black River Rd, Long Valley, NJ 07853-3067; phone 908-879-6477. Register on-line at Active.com
Sat. June 18: Veloce, Lehigh Valley Velodrome, Trexlertown, PA. A multi-route ride (8, 22, 36, 50, 56, 100 miles) to benefit Lehigh Valley charities. Lehigh Wheelmen Association. Download flyer (PDF).
Sat. June 18: View Trail 100, Berlin, MD.
June 23-26: CAM Weekend, Emmitsburg, MD. Cycle Across Maryland ("CAM") Weekend will be based out of Mount St. Mary's College for the entire weekend. Each day, rides will go out in a different direction, resulting in a cloverleaf pattern over the course of the weekend. One Less Car, 410-360-6755.
June 24-29: Bike Virginia, Roanoke, VA.
Sat. June 25: ALS Express, one-way rides ending in Wildwood, NJ. Annual event to benefit ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) awareness and research. Start from Dennis Township, Vineland, or Blackwood for 20, 45, or 70 miles, respectively. All routes end at Morey's Piers in Wildwood. Pre-registration includes two free unlimited-access passes to all Morey-owned amusements and water parks on June 25. Phone 1-877-GEHRIG-1.
Sat. June 25: The Great Bike Ride, Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, MD. 14-mile ride on the NCR Trail and 25 or 50-mile routes through Baltimore County. Scavenger hunts on all routes. Sumptuous array of refreshments and beverages at the start, three rest stops, and post-ride feast. $25 by 6/1, $30 after. Download flyer (PDF).
Sat. June 25: Jack Robinson Memorial Bike-A-Thon, McAlisterville, PA, 40 miles north of Harrisburg. Ride 5, 32, 62, or 100 miles on rolling to hilly terrain. The first 150 to register receive a T-shirt. Jack Robinson Bike-A-Thon, c/o United Way of Mifflin-Juniata, 13 East Third St, Lewistown, PA 17044; phone 717-248-9636.
June 25 - July 2: PA Southern Crossing Tour, Greensburg to Valley Forge, PA, one-way. Pedal PA, 215-513-9577.
Sun. June 26: Tour de Cure, Princeton, NJ. Benefits the American Diabetes Association.
Sun. June 26: French Creek Iron Tour, Pottstown, PA. Ride 20, 40 or 62 miles on hilly terrain. $25 pre-registration or $35 day of. French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust, 3340 Coventryville Rd, Pottstown, PA 19465; phone 610-469-0150.
Sun. July 3: Delaware Double Cross, Middletown High School, Middletown, DE. White Clay Bicycle Club, 302-738-1299
July 8-10: Pennsylvania Bicycle Rally, Gettysburg, PA. Optional lodging and meals at Eisenhower Hotels, Conference Center & Resort. Benefits PA's only state-wide advocacy organization, the Bicycle Access Council, phone 717-417-1299.
Sun. July 10: American Cancer Society Bike-a-thon, one-way rides to Mays Landing, NJ. Return transportation is available for an extra fee. 215-985-5400
July 15-17 or 16-17: MS Bike Tour, Gettysburg, PA. A 2-day rally with meals and lodging at Gettysburg College. Start at the college and ride different 25, 50, or 75 mile routes on Saturday and Sunday, plus an extra 25-mile loop for century cyclists on Saturday. Accommodations are provided at Gettysburg College on Saturday night for all cyclists. Registration fee + minimum pledge. Friday night accommodations are available for a small additional fee. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central PA Chapter, 717-652-2108.
July 23-24: MS150 Keystone Country Ride, Hollidaysburg, PA (near Altoona). This is a two-day loop on 150-miles of scenic back roads with rolling hills. Ride to University Park for the overnight stop.
Sun. July 24: Peleton Project Charity Ride, Princeton (Mercer County), NJ. Benefits the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Details to follow.
Sat. July 30: River to River Heritage Corridor Bicycle Tour, Telford, PA. Ride 25, 50, 75, or 100 miles on rolling terrain with a few climbs. Pedal PA, 215-513-9577.
Sat. July 30: Dream Ride, Riverview Elementary School, Marietta, PA.
Sun. July 31: Harlem Valley Rail Ride, Millerton, NY. Ride 18, 30, 50, 62 or 75 miles in rural upstate Harlem Valley where New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts meet. Bike New York, 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025; phone 212-932-2453, fax 212-932-3206.
Sat. Aug. 6: Princeton Event, West Windsor, NJ. Ride 18 to 100 miles. $25, pre-register by July 24 to receive a free T-shirt. Princeton Free Wheelers.
Sat. Aug. 6: Dog Daze Century. Brandywine Bicycle Club
Sat. Aug. 13: Bridgeton Zoo Ride, Schalick High School, Centerton, NJ; 25, 50, or 100 miles, 8:00am start. The route is mostly on rural roads in Salem County, with flat to slightly rolling terrain. The 25-mile loop and first 50-mile loop have a rest stop at the Bridgeton City Zoo, and both loops follow the same route back to the high school. A second 50-mile loop is offered for century riders. Lunch is available from a deli near the high school and a discount coupon is part of the ride package. South Jersey Wheelmen, P.O. Box 2705, Vineland, NJ 08362-2705.
Sat. Aug. 13: The Nightmare Tour, Marietta, PA. 200-mile route only; see July 30 Dream Ride for other distances.
Aug. 19-21: Allenberry Resort & Playhouse Bicycling Weekend, Boiling Springs, PA (between Harrisburg and Carlisle). Scenic rides range in length from 11 to 75 miles on low-traffic roads, rolling-hilly. There will be featured rides each day led by the trip leaders, or ride on your own using the supplied cue sheets. The 57-acre Allenberry Resort has a large swimming pool, hot tub, and lighted tennis courts. Registration includes tickets to this year's theater production, Beauty and the Beast. No SAG. Potomac Pedalers Touring Club (PPTC), Darwin Roberts, 703-521-7277 or Cheryl Phipps, 703/922-4079.
Sat. Aug. 20: Cumberland Valley Century, Clear Spring, MD. Ride 26, 65, or 101 miles on well-marked routes over low-traffic rolling terrain. Four rest stops on the century. Proceeds benefit San Mar Children's Home. Cumberland Valley Cycling Club. Register on line.
Sun. Aug. 21: Covered Bridge Metric Century, Lancaster, PA. Lancaster Bicycle Club
Sun. Aug. 21: Ramapo Rally, Mahwah, NJ. Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey
Sat. Aug. 27: Shorefire Century, Middletown, DE. Ride on flat to gently rolling routes from Middletown to points west of Dover. $15 pre-registration by 8/13, add $9 for hat. $20 after 8/13, but no hat option. White Clay Bicycle Club, 302-731-1430.
Sun. Aug. 28: SCU Lake Nockamixon Century, Central Bucks West High School, 375 West Court St, Doylestown, PA. Ride 23, 40, 50, 63, 75, or 100 miles on rolling terrain with a few hills. All rides visit Lake Galena, and now even 40-milers make it to scenic Lake Nockamixon. Includes marked route, cue sheet, SAG support, and a post-ride meal. Rest stops have a large assortment of home-baked snacks. Winner of LAB's "Best Century" award. Suburban Cyclists Unlimited, P.O. Box 401, Horsham, PA 19044.
Sun. Sept 4: Brandywine Tour, Pocopson Elementary School, Pocopson, PA. Ride 25, 50, 68, or 100 miles, rolling to hilly, through the beautiful Brandywine River Valley crossing 6 major creeks and traversing much of the Revolutionary War activity around the Battle of the Brandywine. $12 pre-registration by 8/26, $17 day of event. Delaware Valley Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 156, Woodlyn PA 19094-0156.
Mon. Sept. 5 (Labor Day): The Donut Derby, Trexlertown, PA. Lehigh Wheelmen Association
Sat. Sept. 10: Civil War Century, Thurmont, MD. Baltimore Bicycle Club, Judy Getz, 410-254-1306.
Sept. 10-17: LAB National Rally, Oregon. For 2005, the LAB National Rally will be held in conjunction with Cycle Oregon. League of American Bicyclists, 1612 K Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20006-2850; 202-822-1333.
Sun. Sept. 11: ArtCycle, Doylestown, PA.
Sept. 11: New York City Century Bike Tour, New York, NY. Ride 15, 35, 55, 75, or 100 miles.
Sun. Sept. 11: Southern Maryland Century - the Indian Head 100, Indian Head, MD. Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club
Sun. Sept. 11: The Flattest Century in the East (TFCE), Dartmouth, MA. The Narragansett Bay Wheelmen's 34th annual tour through scenic coastal shoreline, forests and marshlands of southeastern Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Ride 35, 52, 68, or 100 miles on flat to gently-rolling terrain. 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." $30, registration closes at 1,800 riders - sold out at the end of May last year. No day-of-event registration. NBW-TFCE, P.O. Box 41177, Providence, RI 02940-1177.
Sept. 16-18: Braking the Cycle, Maryland to New York City. A 3-day, 275-mile ride through five states (MD, PA, DE, NJ and NY) benefiting the HIV/AIDS services of NYC's LGBT Center. $75 registration fee and $3,500 fund-raising minimum. Limited to 100 riders. Phone 866-85-TOURS (toll free).
Sat. Sept. 17: Jersey Devil Century, Parvin State Park, Centerton, NJ; 25, 50, 75, 100, or 125 miles. Wander in and out of three southern New Jersey counties - Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem - where the terrain is flat to slightly rolling. The ride returns to the park for lunch after the first 25- or 50-mile loop. You may then call it a day or continue on a new loop. Ride all three loops for 125 miles. South Jersey Wheelmen, P.O. Box 2705, Vineland, NJ 08362-2705.
Sept. 17-18: Rehoboth Twin Centuries, Newark, DE, to Rehoboth Beach, DE. White Clay Bicycle Club, 302-239-0334.
Sun. Sept. 18: Three Creek Century, South Middleton Park, Boiling Springs, PA (near Harrisburg). Harrisburg Bicycle Club.
Sat. Sept. 24: Shoo-Fly Classic Berks County Bicycle Club
Sept. 24-25: MS 150 City to Shore Bike Tour, Cherry Hill, NJ, to Ocean City, NJ. Minimum donation will be raised to $250 for 2005. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, 215-271-1500 ext. 116
Sun. Sept. 25: Adams Apple Bike Ride, Gettysburg, PA. Ride 25, 50 or 100 miles through the beautiful Adams County countryside. Gettysburg-Adams County Area Chamber of Commerce, 717-334-8151.
Sun. Sept. 25: Twin Lights Ride, NJ. Details to follow.
Sat. Oct. 1: Githens Center Bike-A-Thon, Lumberton, NJ. Start from Bobby's Run Elementary School.
Sat. Oct. 1: Belleplain Fall Century, Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine, Cape May County, NJ. $25, pre-register before 9/17 to receive a choice of a long-sleeve ride t-shirt or a set of license plate holders. Shore Cycle Club
Oct. 1-2: Bike to the Bay, Dover, DE, to Rehoboth, DE. The 23rd annual ride with 1700 participants. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Delaware Chapter, 302-655-5610.
Sun. Oct. 2: The Gap Gallop, Bethlehem, PA. 50 or 100 mi. Lehigh Wheelmen Association
Sat. Oct. 8: Sea Gull Century, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD.
Sat. Oct. 15: Savage Century, Newark, DE. White Clay Bicycle Club, 302-239-7415.
Sun. Oct. 16: Covered Bridges Ride, Erwinna, PA. Central Bucks Bicycle Club
Oct. 16-21: C&O Canal Fall Foliage Tour, MD. Bike and the Like, 410-960-6572 or 1-877-776-6572.
Oct. 21-23: Cape May Weekend, Smyrna, DE to Cape May, NJ. A 3-day, flat 142-mile round-trip ride. Ride 71 miles to Cape May on Friday, crossing Delaware Bay on the Lewes - Cape May ferry. Have a free day in Cape May on Saturday, and ride 71 miles to Smyrna on Sunday, taking the Cape May - Lewes ferry at 7:30am. On Friday, riders must maintain a minimum average speed of 12 mph in order to arrive at the ferry terminal on time. $104.75/person and limited to 30 people. Includes accommodations at a Victorian-era hotel with showers and restrooms at the end of each hall, SAG, and luggage transport. No road markings. Not included with registration: Ferry tickets $8 each way, snacks riding down and back, lunch and dinner on Saturday. White Clay Bicycle Club, Sue or Chuck Harris, 302-764-2644 after 6:00pm.
Sun. Oct. 23: Tour de Bronx, New York, NY. Rain date: Sunday, October 30. New York's largest free cycling event.