April 15th: Registration now open for Tuesday May 1 thru May 31th, 2013Bike to Work Challenge TransOptions has announced that registration is now open for the 2013 Northwest New Jersey Bike to Work Challenge. Throughout the month of May, commuters who live or work in Morris, Warren and Sussex counties, as well as suburban Essex, Passaic and Union counties counties are encouraged to participate in this free challenge in celebration of National Bike to Work Month. The grand prize winner will receive a Trek 7200+ electric bicycle. The 2013 NWNJ Bike to Work Challenge runs from May 1 to May 31. Bicycle commuters can participate in teams of up to five people or as an individual. Participants must register (see link after date above) to create a commuter profile (employers may also register for a trophy) where they will log their bicycle commuting trips and miles traveled each week. Weekly prizes will be awarded throughout the month of May to individuals who log the greatest number of miles and the most trips taken. Team prizes, additional prizes and the grand prize winner will be awarded at the end of the challenge. Registration prior to May 1 is encouraged to increase your chances to win.
Saturday May 25 thru Monday May 27. 2013Tour of Somerville The Tour of Somerville Cycling Series, sponsored by sanofi-aventis, U.S., is an exciting three-day event of competitive cycling for professionals and amateurs over Memorial Day weekend. The event culminates on Monday with the 50-mile Kugler-Anderson Memorial Tour of Somerville, known as the "Kentucky Derby of Cycling." The Tour is the oldest major bicycle race in the United States and a legend in the lore of bicycle racing. The beneficiary: Middle Earth partnering youth for responsible adulthood.
Friday May 31st - Sunday June 2rd, 2013Crawfish Fest Sussex County Fair Grounds, Augusta, NJ (a non-cycling event) - What started as a small crawfish boil for 70 people homesick for boiled crawfish in 1989, has turned into Michael Arnone's 24th Annual Crawfish Fest. Featuring the best Music and Food that Louisiana and New Orleans has to offer. Cajun, Zydeco, Delta Blues, New Orleans R&B, Brass, Gospel and Jazz on 3 Stages. Admission: $35 and up. Although not a MAFW club trip, if interested in going, contact Les Garber at
Saturday June 1st, 2013 Pedal to Preserve 2013: Garden Spot Village, 433 South Kinzer Avenue, New Holland, PA 17557. Celebrate Lancaster Farmland Trust's 25th Anniversary and "Ride Because She Can't." With distances of 6, 20, and 51 miles, these 3 leisure routes provide scenic views of more than 75 preserved farms in the heart of beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. For families, novice riders, and experienced cyclists, this event offers fun for all ages and abilities. Pedal to Preserve 2013 is a leisure ride, not a race. Marked routes, SAG support, breakfast snacks, rest stops, and lunch are included in your registration. QUESTIONS? Contact Lancaster Farmland Trust at 717-687-8484 or
Saturday June 1st, 2013South Jersey Wheelman's Get Ready Metric Century Fort Mott State Park Parking Lot- Pavilion, Pennsville, New Jersey: Half metric and full metric available. Started in 1983, this is year 31 of the Get Ready Metric century ride. Cyclists who have not yet had a serious ride this year can enjoy easy pedaling through flat to slightly rolling terrain of the farm country of Southern New Jersey. Start out from historic Fort Mott State Park by the Delaware River in Pennsville, climb and walk through the old Fortress's paths and tunnels where not a single shot was fired in anger. Right next to it sits the historic Civil War Finns Point National Cemetery, and easy five-mile bike ride. At mile 15 you can visit the historic Hancock House, site of a small Revolutionary War battle and killing of local civilians by British troops.
Sunday June 2, 2013Bike Ride for Amy for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer. South Brunswick High School, South Brunswick, NJ: The 6th Annual Amy Feiman Behar Foundation Bike Ride for Amy is scheduled for June 3. Three rides are listed: 25, 35, and 50-mile rides, the latter two described as “challenging” and “very challenging”. No registration fee this year though we ask participants to raise $140, the cost of a mammogram, using online fundraising tools. Participants who raise $420 can choose either a bicycle jersey or shorts, $840 can get the complete kit.
Sunday June 2, 2013NJ Skylands Tour De Cure Verizon Corporate Campus, Basking Ridge, NJ, 13, 30, 50, 75, 100 miles. Benefit for American Diabetic Society.
Sunday June 2nd, 2013Bloomin Metric Sherwood Island State Park - Westport, CT. Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club's 36th Annual Bloomin' Metric® bicycle tour will once again be offering three great scenic rides - 25 miles, 75 kilometers and 100 kilometers. Sound Cyclists donates part of the proceeds from the Bloomin Metric to North East Community Cycles, a community based non-profit organization. Their volunteers clean and refurbish donated bicycles and give them away "free" to needy children and adults
Sunday June 2nd, 2013Kride Hampshire College, 893 West Street, Amherst MA.: Registration fee is $50. Minimum fundraising commitment is $350. KRide, Inc. is committed to supporting families from Western MA who are fighting cancer.
Saturday June 8, 2013Morris Area Freewheeler Foundation's Event: Revolutionary Ramble Bicycle Tour Drew University, Madison, NJ, 12, 25, 35, 50, 65 and 100 miles - rides for all abilities. Fully supported. Great rest stops, photo ops, all-you-can-eat lunch, sponsor discounts, post-ride fun and Bike Expo.New. Benefits Local Volunteer Emergency Squads and & Promotes Safe Cycling. Order a Jersye before 4/15 to wear Ramble Jersey at the event. MAF Bicycle Club members should visit the volunteer area of rambleride for details if you can help out for the event.
Sunday June 9th, 2013Tour de Cure, Princeton, NJ: The ride against diabetes, includes 10, 30, 62, and 100 mile routes. There will be Cue Sheets, Garmin uploadable information, SAG support and hotels each night participants. Each participant needs to raise $750, which will go toward programming for the homeless youth. Ocean's Harbor House cycling events help our homeless, abused, neglected and abandoned youth ages 10-21. We reach more than 8,000 and house 150-200 young people in need each year.
Saturday June 15th, 2013Pedal for Preservation West Morris Central High School in Chester, NJ: Affordable rail trail ride on the Columbia Trail. 7-14-28 mile routes, lunch, and live entertainment included. $25/pp discounts for early reg. and young riders. Benefits The Land Conservancy of New Jersey’s efforts to preserve and protect natural land and water resources.
Saturday June 15th, 2013 Bike for the Bun - Bulls Island State Park, NJ. The Bike for the Buns event is a fund raising bicycle ride along the scenic towpaths within Bull's Island State Park to benefit Safe Haven Rabbit Rescue, Inc. of Clinton, NJ. Bull's Island Recreation Area, located near Stockton, NJ, comprises a portion of a small forested island surrounded by the Delaware River and the Delaware & Raritan Canal. Biking along the beautiful towpath trails is both scenic and relaxing for any level rider. There will be 10 and 20 mile rides and shorter routes, T-shirts, souvenirs and a picnic. There is a registration fee of $25 (teams of 4 or more) or $27 (individuals before June 1st).
June 21-26, 2013Bike Virginia (26th year) Berryville, Virginia: June’s event will offer nearly 400 miles of riding over 6 days with your choice of terrain and distances. Registration $115 to $575.
Saturday June 29th, 2013Racin 4 Mason Hardwick, NJ: Please join me, Tom Mason, Chairman of YMCA Camp Mason’s Board of Trustees, for the fourth annual Racin’ for Mason fundraising cycling event, a hilly 67-mile route starting on Van Dyke Road in Hopewell and finishing at YMCA Camp Mason in Hardwick, NJ, Warren County. Help the Camp provide financial aid to kids whose folks aren’t able to afford the tuition for summer sleepover camp. In return for your tax deductable contribution of $120 you’ll be on the team, receive a Verge Sport, race cut, 2013 Racin’ for Mason team jersey, socks and two water bottles. Full sag support along the way, a hardy lunch at camp, the opportunity for a cool dip in the pool, and transportation (for our southern team) for you and your bike back to Hopewell are all included.
Wednesday July 10th thru Sunday July 14th, 2013 17th Annual Harbor House 400 Jackson, NJ. Presented by the Ocean Harbor House: As it has been the last few years, the ride offers 3 levels of participation: a 5-day, 3-day and 1-day ride. All of the rides will be taking place from July 10th to the 14th. The 5-day ride begins in Jackson, New Jersey and will be about 400 miles and start on July 10th, the 3-day ride will be approximately 225 miles and these riders will join the 5-day riders on July 12th, and the 1-day 25 mile ride is held on July 14th at Windward Beach Park in Brick, New Jersey.
Sunday July 14th, 2013 American Cancer Society's 41st Annual Bike-a-thon Philadelphia to the Buena Vista Camping Park in Buena, NJ: Since its beginning, Bike-a-thon has raised over $18 million for the American Cancer Society. This is a bike ride (not a race) for cyclists of all skills and ages.
Sunday July 21st, 2013The Lemon Ride Philadelphia Central Bucks - West, 375 West Court Street, Doylestown, PA: The Lemon Ride Philadelphia is a one-day bicycle tour benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation dedicated to realizing Alex's dream of eradicating childhood cancer. The event invites cyclists of all calibers to contribute to the battle against childhood cancer. New for 2013, the Lemon Ride offers four different course lengths ranging from a 5 mile family ride to a 63 mile ride (a metric century) for more experienced cyclists. All routes start and finish at Central Bucks High School. Lunch, snacks and a limited edition Lemon Ride water bottle are provided, as well as SAG support and rest stops throughout the ride. The opportunity to fundraise prior to the event is available and prizes will be awarded to top individual and team fundraisers.
Sunday July 28, 2013Tour de Long Valley The Tour de Long Valley, is back again this year for its 4th year!! This year the event will be organized by Cycle Craft. After an enormously successful event last year again with well over 600 riders and close to 100 volunteers. There will be 3 courses again this year to challenge every one of all ability. Please head over to the events registration link located at: Registration and register today!!
Friday June 28th - Sunday June 30th, 2013UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Windham, NY: The World Cup festivities will will feature The Monster Energy PRO GRT Downhill, Stan’s No Tubes XCT Cross Country, and Super D. This event is open to riders of all abilities, from first timers to seasoned professionals. Spectators are welcome.
Wednesday July 31st- Thursday Aug 1, 2013Bike 4 Chai - Join 200 cyclists for the 4th Annual Bike4Chai two-day cycling tour that will change your life - and the lives of over 400 very sick children! Multiple ride lengths, over one or two days. Starting from the beautiful beaches of the Jersey Shore, thru scenic roads and mountains with breath taking views, and ending in Glen Spey, NY with a triumphant entrance into Camp Simcha Special – Chai Lifeline's medically supervised overnight camp for seriously ill children.
Saturday August 3, 2013Princeton Bicycling Event Princeton, NJ: Flat/rolling 16, 23, 35, 50,65 and 100 miles, Almost hilly 65 miles. Tour the beautiful countryside around central New Jersey with cyclists from all over the eastern US. Tours typically range from an easy 16-mile ride to a scenic century, from flats to rolling hills. Pre-register for faster check-in and a Free Event T-Shirt. All registrants are welcome to enjoy our rest stop snacks, a post-ride lunch, and are invited to shop at our on-site vendor area.
Saturday Aug 10th, 2013Green Branch Park Ride Green Branch Park, 299 Upper Neck Rd (Rt 690)Pittsgrove, New Jersey: An event by the South Jersey Wheelmen. Two 50 mile loops and Two 25 mile loops. The route is mostly on the scenic rural roads of Salem, Cumberland and Gloucester Counties. The terrain is flat to slightly rolling - good for any level rider! Ride it fast or slow, the choice is yours. Along the way there are a few stores and deli's on or near the route. Fee: $20.00 if register by Aug. 1, 2012, then $25.00 .
Saturday Aug 17 and Sunday Aug 18, 2013Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Philly Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA. - The Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Philly will once again take to the streets of Blue Bell and the surrounding countryside for what has become one of LIVESTRONG’s most successful fundraising events. This family-friendly event at the Montgomery County Community College offers participation and volunteer options for everyone, regardless of experience. You can choose to participate individually, or you can start a team with friends or family. Remember, unity is strength and your fundraising efforts go to support the Foundation’s programs and services, providing life-saving and life-changing opportunities to cancer survivors and their families.
Please keep in mind that any participant registered for a cycling event will be required to raise $250 in addition to the registration fee.
Sunday Aug 18th, 2013The Ramapo Rally Campgaw Mountain County Park, Mahwah, NJ: Presented by BTCNJ, six scenic rides from 12 to a challenging 125 miles. Experienced bike ride leaders, who are familiar with the routes, are available to escort groups on every level of rides. Stocked rest stops, SAG support and an after ride lunch. Free bike inspection and maintenance is offered to all registered riders. Certified bicycle technicians set up a complete and fully stocked bike repair facility.
Monday, Sept. 2nd, 2013Donut Derby 2013 Hosted by the Lehigh Wheelmen: Valley Preferred Cycling Center (T-Town Velodrome), 1151 Mosser Rd, Trexlertown, PA 18031
Sunday, Sept. 8th, 2013Gran Fondo NJ Morristown, NJ: Ride with George Hincapie - Grand Marshall. Sponsors include Marty's Reliable Cycle, Jamis Bicycles, Hicapie Sports Wear and others.
We have added bib shorts and specific women's sizing to our Cycling clothing line, and featuring high tech Hincapie Sportswear jerseys and shorts.
In response to our 2012 rider survey, the 2013 KoM and QoM awards will now be awarded by age category.
Our ever popular Mass Start will be split into Gran, Medio and Piccolo/Breve departures.
We will be going to an "electronic waiver" for Gran Fondo NJ 2013 - this should make for more efficient packet pick up, and aligns with our sustainability initiatives.
The popular Kid's Fondo will be back (September 7th) bigger and better than ever.
Sunday September 8th, 2013NYC Century New York City, NY: 100 miles
Sunday Sept. 15thGap GiddyUp 2013 Hosted by the Lehigh Wheelmen: : DeSales University, Center Valley, PA, Registration: $35.00 (Opens May 1, 2013). Pre-registration only...NO DAY OF REGISTRATION
Saturday Sept. 21st, 2013Bike MS 2013 Morristown, NJ. Come be a part of Bike MS and get ready for the ride of your life. Whether you’re new to Bike MS or ride every year, together we will raise money, have fun, and make a difference in the lives of people living with MS. Registration
Sunday September 22, 2013Bike Fresh, Bike Downingtown, PA / Chester County. Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture's (PASA) 6th Annual BIKE FRESH, BIKE LOCAL ride offers different route options to make this the perfect ride for those who haven't been on their bike in a while to cyclists looking for a challenge. Get your family, friends and co-workers out to appreciate the beautiful rolling hills of Chester County and see where our food comes from! Online registration for $40 will be available until Sept. 18. Walk-in registration for $45 will be accepted at the event.
Proceeds support PASA’s work in Eastern Pennsylvania on behalf of family farms growing fresh fruit, vegetables, and humanely raised poultry, beef and pork. On line Registration
October, 2013Philadelphia Bike Expo 23rd St Armory, 22 S. 23rd St Philadelphia, PA 19103 Comining Soon. Many exhibitors and seminars.