May


May 7th – Cinco de Mayo Benefit Bike Ride and Walk

  • All routes start and end at the Chester Valley Trail (Exton Trailhead)
  • Challenging 25 and 50-mile road rides for avid cyclists, plus a flat, paved trail option for more recreational riders.
  • Fees: $40/person; $30 with student ID; Kids under 12 are Free ($10 additional on event day)
  • Contact: rideinfo@centeronline.com
  • All proceeds benefit the Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports which makes it possible for people with disabilities to enjoy the great sport of cycling---a ride for all, so that all may ride!

Register online

May 28th – 2017 Velo-Valley Vistas Charity Ride

The Lehigh Wheelmen invite you to participate in the new Velo-Valley Vistas Charity Ride on Sunday May 28th. A variety of routes of 40 to 100 miles will begin at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center velodrome and follow scenic roads to the beautiful Hawk Valley. One hundred percent of net proceeds will be divided between two of our favorite cycling charities: Community Bike Works and World Bicycle Relief. Additional cycling opportunities will be offered on May 26th, 27th and 29th. 7:00 am start/$45-$55

More information and registration available online

June


June 11th – French Creek Iron Tour

Ride to preserve open space. 7 courses from 11-100 miles. Registration will close at 1800 riders or 5 p.m., June 8, whichever comes first. There will be no day-of-event registration. Registration is non-refundable, and the ride takes place rain or shine.

More information: irontour.org

June 24th & 25th – PA Hope Ride

Ride starts at the Hope Lodge in Hershey PA. One the first day, riders will travel the rural roads of PA to Kutztown for an overnight stay at Kutztown University. Dinner on Saturday night is included as is breakfast the next morning. On the second day, the ride returns to Hershey to a family friendly finish area with food, drink, music and fun! This ride is fully supported with well stocked rest stops, lunch and full mechanical support along the way by local bike shops.

For more information or to register: pahoperide.org

Questions: maryann.kennedy@cancer.org

July


July 23rd-29th – 17th Annual Great Big FANY Ride

The 17th Annual FANY Ride will again bike 500 miles Across New York. We average 70 miles per day (or 35 mi/day with Sore FANY.) Primarily a camping tour, but we also have a luxurious Comfy Camper option and a hotel option too! Ride with bikers who are serious about having fun. LOTS OF FUN! LOTS OF HILLS! Often affectionately called "summer camp for grown-ups" come earn your bragging rights ... we usually climb 20,000'- 25,000' in the week. Sign up and get SAG support, gear transfer, breathtaking scenery, marked routes & cue sheets, and a week's worth of fun with like minded bikers. (Sorry, whiners need not apply.)

LOTS OF FUN! LOTS OF HILLS! We ride 500 miles from Niagara Falls to Saratoga simply because it's fun, and because NY has amazing scenery to explore. To us, it's all about the fun challenges and site-seeing along the route, and making new friends. FANY doesn't have traditional rest stops; instead we promote stopping at the local Mom & Pop stores along the route to support businesses in tiny upstate villages. We consider meeting the friendly people of rural NY to be another chance to make new friends and explore. Besides, it's the polite thing to do if we're riding through their town. Don't worry, we let them know you're coming, and you'll know their exact mileage. Stopping when and where you want is part of the independent spirit of The FANY Ride.

More information: fanyride.com

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