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          Notices of upcoming Events posted as they are brought to our attention.


June 10–14, 2018  Sojourn Series The Rail-trail Adventure of a Lifetime


Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) sojourns are unforgettable adventures on some of America’s most spectacular rail-trails. Sojourns explore the majestic landscapes, charming communities and iconic sites of their host states in a truly immersive and exhilarating way: by bicycle. For riders of all ages and skill levels—from the young to the young at heart, aficionados to first-timers, families to freewheelers—these tours are where memories and bonds are made. 

Plus, sojourns are so much more than great rides! They’re powerful “trail-building tools” that highlight the tremendous impact of long-distance trail routes and connected networks. Each ride—and every rider—make a difference.

Be a part of this fun, incredible and impactful 5 Day trail ride by joining us on the 2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn!

Sunday, June 10, 2018 -  French Creek Iron Tour
Scenic cycling through historic iron furnace territory to benefit open space preservation.  Seven courses:  11 - 100 miles.  Hilly.  Lunch, SAG and well-supplied rest stops included.

Princeton Ciclovia

June 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Free

The 3rd annual Princeton Ciclovia is a family friendly Open Streets event, which is being held on Quaker Road, between Province Line Road and Mercer Street.  The road will be closed to motor vehicles, and open for biking, walking, running, skating, and other activities. The Updike Farmhouse will be open for tours.  Parking is available at the Friends School.  Quaker Road is also accessible from Nassau Park Blvd, Province Line Road, and from the D&R Canal tow path.  The event is free and open to the public.



The Long Trail Century Ride is an event established through a partnership of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and title sponsor Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater Corners, plus Killington Resort, the Lookout Tavern, and many local businesses in the Killington region. The goal of the annual event is to enjoy the beauty of Vermont through cycling all while raising funds for the state’s largest nonprofit organization committed to providing sports and recreation to people with disabilities.

This one-day event is held in a beautiful setting and even though it’s in Vermont, the hills are not very challenging.  Come for the ride and the celebration at the Long Trail Brewery, which follows and stay a few extra days to hike the mountains on the nearby Long Trail.  Contact Dave Speis – for additional information

The 4th annual Spellbound Century road bike event takes place in Burlington County, NJ where you ride along scenic roads by local horse farms and various terrains. It starts from Spellbound Brewing in historic Mount Holly, NJ.

Doublecross – Delaware Doublecross Metric Century Saturday, July 7, 2018
Registration open from 7 am - 9 am
No Mass start—SAG support begins at 8 am
Rest stops and SAG support until 3 pm
Start/Finish at Smyrna High School
500 Duck Creek Parkway, Smyrna, DE 19977
Major Ride Director: Glenn Nichols
Two routes are provided, each 31 miles in length for a total of 62 miles.
This metric century ride is laid out in a figure eight pattern, beginning and ending at Smyrna High School, in Smyrna. First head east and enjoy a 31 mile loop taking you to Woodland Beach on the Delaware Bay, passing thru Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge and the fishing town of Leipsic, DE before you return to Smyrna to complete your 31 mile ride or enjoy a brief rest before departing for the second half of your metric century, heading west to Millington, MD. This 31 mile loop will take you through the Millington Wildlife Demonstration Area and the Blackiston Wildlife Area along the way back to the start in Smyrna. When you return to Smyrna you will have DOUBLECROSSED Delaware!

ShoreFire – Shorefire Imperial Century Saturday, August 25, 2018
Registration open from 7 am – 9 am  
No Mass start – SAG support begins at 8 am
Rest stops and SAG support until 5 pm  
Start/Finish at Middletown High School 120 Silver Lake Road, Middletown, DE 19709  Major


"The Sourland Spectacular starts Sept. 8th from the Otto Kaufman Center, (OKC) 356 Skillman Rd. Skillman NJ. Parking is at Montgomery High School across the street. Rides are 5, 27, 35, 52 and 65 miles in length with enough hills to get over and keep it interesting. Snacks, water and toilets are available at rest stops along the the routes. Schedule your ride to get back to OKC around 11AM-1PM for a delicious truck lunch that is served after the ride along with a homemade ice cream sundae.

Cue sheets will be available online and road arrows will mark the scenic routes through the quiet roads of the Sourland region. Visit the website for more information and registration.

The Sourland Spectacular is a fund raiser for the Sourland Conservancy.

The mission of the Sourland Conservancy is to protect, promote and preserve the unique character of the Sourland Mountain region, a 90-square mile region that comprises the largest contiguous forest in central New Jersey."

September 8 - Get in Gear

September 30, 2018

The Climb the Gunks for MS Gran Fondo is a fun and challenging event with the purpose of benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Every member of our team donates their time and energy to benefit those who suffer with MS. 100% of the net proceeds of this event will go to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Since this is the event’s inaugural year, the event will be limited to 250 cyclists.
In addition to the registration fee, all cyclists are requested to fundraiser or donate a minimum of $50 to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
This ride starts in Bloomingburg, NY and takes place on the Shawangunk Mountain Range. Referred to affectionately as the "Gunks," this region offers an experience of great variety and beauty. And challenging climbs!
There are 3 routes for this event: The Gran Fondo, the Medio Difficile Fondo and the Medio Fondo. There is no Piccolo (small) Fondo since the least difficult of these 3 routes averages 100’ per mile. There are no small or easy rides on the Shawangunk Mountain Range. To view all 3 routes:
Along the routes there will be fully stocked rest stop(s) with bathrooms and SAG vehicles. At the finish there will be a full meal and assorted beverages.
The Gran Fondo will have 5 timed sections. The longest segment is over 1800’ of climbing and 5.1 miles in length. The two Medio Fondos have timed section(s).
If interested, please go to our website for further info:

You are all warmly welcome to join Bicycle Club of Philadelphia's Fall Foliage Weekend in Hanover/Gettysburg, Oct. 19-21.

This is an all-inclusive package.

Check-In is 12:00 and onwards on Friday, Oct. 19.  Check-Out is Sunday afternoon by 4:00pm on Oct. 21.

Below (at the bottom) is a synopsis of the event.  Complete details are available on BCP's website, at:

If you happen to be either the Webmaster, the Newsletter Editor, e-Bulletin Board Moderator, Meetup Moderator, or the Facebook Administrator for your club, team, or group, would you please feel free to share this invitation with your cycling-mates, by any and all means of communication you'd like?

We will have guests joining us from a wide geographic radius, not just from Phila.  Several cities, towns, and clubs will be represented, and we will have several tandem teams, as well as riders of single bikes.

Thank you all very much, and take care.  We hope to welcome you at our Fall Foliage Weekend this coming October 19 in Hanover/Gettysburg!

Linda McGrane
Bicycle Club of Philadelphia
                               BCP's annual Fall Foliage Weekend 

in scenic, historic Hanover/Gettysburg, PA
October 19-21, 2018

Complete package:

  • 2 nights at the Hampton Inn & Holiday Inn Express of Hanover (side by side),
  • Ride packets with a wide array of cue sheets & maps for multiple distances,
  • 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, SAG, road markings, live music, & more, including 
  • “Wheely Good Smoothies” made on a “smoothie" (blender) bike. 
  • Plenty of sightseeing and local attractions for non-cyclist companions, also.
    Details & registration are available on
    BCP's website at:
  • Everyone is warmly invited to join us, regardless of club affiliation. 
    For any questions, please contact Linda McGrane, at:
    267-251-7862, or