August


August 20th – Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic

The Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic (formerly Covered Bridge Metric Century) will be held August 20, 2017 in Lancaster, PA. It offers beautiful routes of 100 miles, 62 miles, 31 miles, and 15 miles. 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.

More information and registration available here

August 27th – 42nd Annual Brandywine Tour

  • Sunday, August 27, 2017; 7:15am – 5:00pm
  • Start/Finish: Charles Patton Middle School, 760 Unionville Rd, Kennett Square, PA
  • Routes: 40, 50, 60, 80, and 100 miles. Paved, low traffic roads.
  • Spectacular Chester County scenery! Longer routes travel into Lancaster County 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
  • Questions? ncmoyer@verizon.net

More information: dvbc.org

September


September 4th – LWA Donut Derby

The Lehigh Wheelmen invite you to participate in the 2017 Donut Derby on Labor Day, September 4th. 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. Cost of the ride is $30 and the registration deadline is August 30th or when event fills. No registrations on day of event.

More information and registration available here

September 9th – HBC's Kings Gap Time Trial

The Kings Gap Time Trial is a community outreach project designed to be a fun event and is NOT a sanctioned USA Cycling Race event. All profits go to the Friends of Kings Gap, a non-profit group of dedicated volunteers who support, protect and enhance Kings Gap State Park. Local cyclists have the luxury of enjoying this 3.5 mile climb and the rewarding downhill which is one of the most beautiful and popular in the area. Participating in the time trial is a great way to say thank you to this very special group of individuals as well as the staff of Kings Gap State Park.

This year’s event is being held on Saturday September 9rd at Kings Gap State Park, Dickinson Township, Cumberland County, PA. The event runs from 8 to 11 AM (so you’ll have the rest of your Saturday for other fun things). All riders 15 and over are welcome to participate. The registration fee is just $20. And there will lots of fun prizes, as well as refreshments and camaraderie with fellow cyclists in a beautiful setting. The climb to the top of Kings Gap is a gradual 3.5 miles through a quiet, traffic-free wooded area. Riders leave at regular intervals and are timed individually as they reach the finish line.

Registration and additional information can be found at here

September 17th – Three Creek Century

Harrisburg Bicycle Club’s Three Creek Century will be held at the Penn Township Fire Department Complex, 1750 Pine Road, Newville PA on Sunday, Sept. 17. Early bird registration is only $25 for this fully supported and enjoyable event. Route options include 25, 50, 75 and 100 miles plus the option to ride 18 miles on the beautiful and traffic-free Cumberland Valley Rail Trail. The South Mountain Challenge option is again being offered on the 50 mile route. All 50 mile riders will bike to the rest stop at Shippensburg Township Park where they will have the option of choosing the traditional route back to the firehouse or adding in over 1,000 feet of additional climbing up to Big Flat. Be sure to invite your friends and relatives to join you on this scenic and well organized ride. Registration information and more details can be found at www.threecreekcentury.com Order your moisture-wicking short or long sleeve shirt by Aug. 15!

The Century Committee is proud to announce that The Three Creek Century is now part of the Central Pennsylvania Bicycling Trifecta. The Trifecta brings together the Penn State Chocolate Tour in Hershey, the Lancaster Bicycle Club’s Covered Bridge Classic in Lancaster and the Harrisburg Bicycle Club’s Three Creek Century near Carlisle to form central Pennsylvania’s premiere cycling event. Riders who complete all three events will earn a special prize. More information about the Trifecta can be found at www.threecreekcentury.com


September 30th – 2017 Shoo-Fly Classic

Tour the beautiful Oley Valley and enjoy one of the premier riding locations in the area. Long winding downhills, gently rolling farmland, a covered bridge, and historic landmarks: Oley Valley has got it all.

Ride Options: 20, 40 and 60 miles or combine two for more options.

  • Pre-Registration: Deadline is 9/25/17 online and/ or postmarked by 9/22/17.
  • Entry Fee: $30 pre-registered/ includes a tech shirt. After pre-reg date and event day, $35 no shirt.
  • Event Day Registration: 7:30-9:30am.
  • Ride starts: After you have checked in for your ride sheet.
  • Requirements: You MUST wear a helmet. NO headphones.
  • Ride / Course Sheets: You will receive the ride sheet for your ride at registration.
    Each course is also clearly marked with specific colors for each ride.
  • Check Points: There will be snacks and drinks at set check points on the course.
  • Ride Finish: All riders must be finished riding by 3pm.
    Please plan your ride distance accordingly based on your normal ride pace.
  • Ride Support: Support vehicles will patrol all routes offering assistance to riders if needed.
  • Post Ride Food: Relax and feast on a wide selection of goodies, meat lasagna and veggie lasagna and Shoo Fly pie. There will also be a vendor area or for those interested, display spaces are available for a minimal fee.
  • Location: The Oley Fairgrounds at 26 Jefferson St, Oley, PA. 19547
    Two blocks from Junction of Rtes 662 and 73.
More information and registration available here

October


October 14th – PD500 Shake Off the Hills Challenge 2017

Challenge yourself while helping those challenged with Parkinson’s. Join the 6th annual PD500 Shake Off the Hills Challenge. Enjoy Chester County's gorgeous fall colors, scenic roads and historic places in what Active.com recommended as "one of eight fall, scenic rides in the nation" and the only ride in Pennsylvania!

This challenging ride will start and end at Ludwigs Corner Horse Show Grounds in Glenmoore, PA. You will begin your ride with hot cider and Northbrook Market’s famous apple cider donuts. You will return to the show grounds to a fantastic post event celebration including hot food, cold beer from Dogfish Head Brewery, and live music starting at 11:00 am.

Choose from four gorgeous, challenging and hilly routes:

  • 16-mile (rolling hills across a covered bridge with 928 ft. vertical climbs)*
  • 24.1-mile (rolling hills , great rest stop, beautiful scenery and one last challenging hill)*
  • 40-mile (challenging rolling hills through beautful Chester County with 3,444 ft. vertical climbs);*

*distances are approximate and the course is subject to change

More details and registration information can be found at shakeitoff4pd.org

October 15th – Covered Bridges Bicycle Ride

Registration is now open for the 37th annual Covered Bridges Bicycle Ride, sponsored by the Central Bucks Bicycle Club. The ride will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017 (rain or shine) and will start and finish at Tinicum Park, 974 River Road, Erwinnna, PA.

Cyclists can choose from among five rides: flat, family-friendly 20 and 30 mile rides (suitable for wider-tire bikes) and challenging, hilly 33, 50 or 63 mile rides (road bikes recommended). The ride features the gorgeous fall colors, scenic roads and historic bridges of Upper Bucks County. Rides are marked and fully supported. Well-stocked rest stops offer snacks, baked goods, and fresh fruit. Enjoy our hearty Grand Finale lunch at the end.

This year we have created a discount code for the CBR 2017 for regional bike club members. Please include the code FRIENDSOF2017CBR during online registration at Active.com to receive a $5.00 discount. This code cannot be used for mail-in registration or day-of registration.

More details and registration information can be found at www.cbbikeclub.org