Local and Regional Events

37th Princeton Bicycling Event

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Don’t Wait, Register Now on-line at Active.com!

You can also register by USPS mail but the registration deadlines are earlier.

Go here for details and the form.

 Tour the beautiful countryside around central NJ with cyclists from all over the eastern US. Tours range from an easy 16-mile ride to a scenic century, from flat to rolling to hilly terrain.  This year’s 70 mile hilly route includes a ride through the scenic Sourland Mountain Preserve.  Families can once again participate in the 4th annual 8 mile FAMILY RIDE.  The ride has become quite popular.  (Pre-registration is required.)  If you pre-register by JULY 21st, you get faster check-in and a FREE Event T-Shirt. ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON JULY 31st.

Routes have been revised to address a number of long standing PFW Event priorities such as holding to the concept of fresh roads to classic areas of interest, improving rest stop balance  and other similar ideas to provide better on-route experiences.

Perhaps the biggest news is that new this year there will be 2 routes which will provide rides to the foot of the Sourlands and a third that will provide the kind of hilly climbing challenge once a key feature of the Event offerings, but not recently available, by taking riders into the Sourland mountains to revisit some of the club’s favorite climbs.



Ride Vermont’s Premier multi-day Challenge August 17-20, 2017

The Vermont Challenge is comprised of four glorious days of riding with riders from across the U.S. and Canada. Come ride through the picturesque countryside, covered bridges, river valleys and historic villages of south and central Vermont.

The Vermont Challenge offers a terrific split:  2-day “Valley” & 2-day “Mountain” Challenges. Two amazing experiences for you to choose from Ride all 4-days for the best experience at a fraction of packaged tour prices.  For more info Email infoguy@princetonfreewheelers.com or go to www.vtchallenge.com/

Pedal to Preserve 2017 June 3, 2017
Garden Spot Village New Holland, PA 17557 Rolling departures on your own, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. for all three rides (6, 20, and 51 mile). All riders must depart by 9 a.m.  Pre-registration – $40, Day of $50,  Preservation Partner – $60 kdickerson@lancasterfarmlandtrust.org


The Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic August 20, 2017
(formerly Covered Bridge Metric Century) Beautiful routes of 100, 62, 31 & 15 mi. The 100 mile route option, which offers challenging climbing, is new for 2017. Each route traverses through covered bridges and past Amish farms. Proceeds from the ride benefit the Lancaster Bicycle Club’s grant program which has donated over $275,000 for bike-related initiatives and covered bridge preservation since 1999. Register at https://www.bikereg.com/lcbc

 42nd Annual Brandywine Tour! Snday, August 27, 2017

Charles Patton Middle School, 760 Unionville Rd, Kennett Square, PA (about 25 mules SW of Philadelphia –  Routes: 40, 50, 60, 80, and 100 miles. Paved, low traffic roads. Spectacular Chester County scenery! Longer routes travel into Lancaster County Amish farmland. Rolling to hilly terrain. Fully supported with SAG, well-stocked rest stops. Limited to 400 lucky riders! Proceeds after Club expenses go to a variety of cycling advocacy organizations dvbc.org.  Coming from out of town?  Make a weekend of it with our list of places to see and things to do in this beautiful area.

 September 3rd

A spectacular century, metric century and 30 mile ride through Hunterdon and Warren counties. This ride is fully supported offering SAG, Tech support, breakfast, nutrition and hydration and a great meal after the ride is over.

Fundraising not mandatory, riders are suggested to raise some money as this is a 100% to charity, 100% volunteer event. All money raised is for Avery’s Hope, a non profit public charity that raises money and awareness for children living with rare gi diseases and their families.


2017 Donut Derby September 4th

The Lehigh Wheelmen invite you to participate in this fun ride on Labor Day.  The DD is a fun 36 mile race with a twist: Get a 3 minute time credit for each donut eaten at stops positioned at mile markers 12 and 24.  Donut-adjusted time determines the winner in several age categories.  The race starts at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Trexlertown at 9:00am.  Lunch and an award ceremony follow the ride.  After the DD, your children, age 10 and under, are invited to ride the Munchkin Mile on the T-Town Velodrome.  Register at www.bikereg.com/lwa-donut-derby.  Cost of the ride is $30 and the registration deadline is August 30th or when event fills.  No registrations on day of event.

Sourlands Spectacular September 9

The event will offer challenging routes for serious cyclists, as well as shorter alternatives for more casual bikers.  Routes of 26 to 63 miles are planned, all of which include climbing, as the Sourland Mountain is beautiful, but not flat.  The routes begin and end at the Otto Kaufman Community Center on Skillman Road in Skillman.  All parking will be across the street, in front of Montgomery High School.

Brooklyn Bike Jumble  September 9
Used Bicycle and Bicycle Accessories Flea Market Returns to Park Slope
Come to the Jumble and get your own bike!
WHAT: New York’s only bicycle flea market returns to Park Slope, Brooklyn. Find a used or new bike for the upcoming season, bike accessories and more!
The Brooklyn Bike Jumble is a bicycle flea market where you can buy new and used bicycles, bicycle accessories, bicycle collectibles, clothing and other bicycle treasures. Bike prices start around $50 and go up from there. Times up! and Recycle a Bike and other bicycle non-profits will be there to help you test ride bikes before you buy! No bait and switch! No Craigslist sketchiness!


12th Annual Kelly Brush Ride Sept. 9, 2017
powered by VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations
  Middlebury, VT  DISTANCE: 20, 50 or 100 miles, with options for 65 and 85 miles.
REGISTRATION: $150; youth (12 and under) $75; handcyclists FREE.
START: 7:30-9:30 a.m. with suggested start times for different distances.
The scenic, fully-supported ride through the Champlain Valley draws over 700 cyclists and dozens of handcyclists. Followed by a tasty and festive post-ride BBQ.
The ride supports the Kelly Brush Foundation’s mission to empower those living with paralysis through access to sport and recreation and to improve ski racing safety.
Enter as a fundraising team or as an individual. Registration and more information are online at: www.kellybrushfoundation.org
Elizabeth Langfeldt, 802-846-5298 or elizabeth@kellybrushfoundation.org
AJF Ride for Autism  September 9th, 2017:

: Yardley, PA.  12 mile family ride, 30K, 50K and 100K ride through the rolling hills of Bucks County w/ breakfast/lunch and SAG provided.  Benefits the AJ Foundation for Children with Autism and the Comprehensive Learning Center.

2017 Escape New York Ride September 16, 2017

New York Cycle Club  –  Register before May 31 for only $45 by clicking on the link below:


2nd Annual Bike the Brandywine September 30, 2017

Enjoy the scenery, history and lure of Brandywine Creek as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Brandywine Conservancy.  Now in its second year, we are excited to offer three loops that take in the beautiful Brandywine Creek Greenway and surrounding countryside. New for this year, routes with distances of 25, 50, and 100 miles will be offered, each with a unique and thrilling experience for both the recreational and more avid seasoned cyclist. The Brandywine Conservancy has dedicated itself to help preserve water quality and quantity in the region for fifty years.  Proceeds from the ride benefit the Conservancy’s clean water programs.

BCP‘s annual Fall Foliage Weekend
in scenic, historic Hanover/Gettysburg, PA
October 27-29, 2017

 Complete package:  2 nights at the Hampton Inn & Holiday Inn Express of Hanover, Ride packets with a wide array of cue sheets & maps, Schedule of group rides with Leaders, Cycling around Gettysburg Battlefield, Friday & Saturday dinners, Saturday & Sunday breakfasts, Cycling snacks and sandwiches to take along with you on rides, Post-ride therapeutic massages on Saturday afternoon, Parties, snacks, SAG, road markings, live music & more.

Plenty of sightseeing and local attractions for non-cyclist family members, also
Details & registration are available on BCP’s website (right side of home page), at:
For any questions, please contact Linda McGrane, at: 267-251-7862, or lindabcpevents@yahoo.com

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