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Tuesday
February 11
Maryland Bicycle Symposium Annapolis, MD.
Bike Maryland presents the 17th Annual Bicycle Symposium: your chance to learn from leaders in the bicycling field, bicycling advocates, planners, community leaders and legislative officials on current topics with the goal of increasing bicycle safety, connectivity and accessibility at this free premier event that includes breakfast and lunch. 8:00 AM to  2:30 PM at the President’s Conference Center in the Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. Senate Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. The event is free and open to the public. You must register.
Saturday
March 1
Evening with Pro Cyclist Dave Zabriskie Waldorf, MD.
The Bike Doctor of Waldorf is hosting an evening with Pro Rider David Zabriskie from 7pm to 10pm. Free admission, but attendance is limited and you must RSVP at http://dzatbikedoctor.eventbrite.com/?aff=efbevent.
Saturday
March 22
Charles County Sheriff Office's Bike Ride Indian Head, MD.
26 miles on the Indian Head Rail Trail to benefit the United Way of Charles County and the Spring Dell Center. This is a great way to get started shaping up for the summer months!  Everyone is welcome to come and ride all of or a portion of the 26 mile, scenic Rail Trail.   Check-in from 9 am at the Indian Head Village Green Pavilion; ride starts at 10 am. Registration is $25 for individual, $40 for family of two, $50 for a family of 3, and family of 4 or more is $15 each. Registration fee includes event lunch provided by the Town of Indian Head.  Rain date is March 29.  Download a registration form.
Saturday
March 22
WABA's 2013 Vasa Ride Washington, DC.
15, 31 and 59 miles from the House of Sweden, 2900 K St., NW Washington, DC 20007. Join the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) and the Embassy of Sweden in celebrating Sweden's famed ski race and festival, Vasaloppet, by bike! Starting from the Embassy of Sweden building, House of Sweden, bicyclists will duplicate the 59-mile Vasa race with a non-competitive ride through scenic upper Northwest Washington DC and into Montgomery County, MD. In keeping with the Vasaloppet’s week-long series of events for everyone, WABA also has designed shorter routes, a Halv Vasa (31 miles) and a Kort Vasa (15 miles).  59-Mile Vasa will start at 830am. 31-mile Halv Vasa will start at 9:00am. 15-mile Kort Vasa will start at 9:30am. Registration closed - the ride is at capacity.
Saturday
March 29
Icicle Metric Newark, DE.
22, 31 and 62 miles from the University of Delaware over moderately hilly terrain in the area west and north of Newark. Sponsored by the White Clay Bicycle Club. Registration fee is $20 per person ($15 until March 22). Register by mail or online at active.com.
Friday
April 4 -
Sunday
April 6
Cycle North Carolina Spring Ride Oriental, NC.
Unique waterfront camping and cycling on scenic country roads in Coastal North Carolina! Register for 1, 2, or 3 days. Various mileage options for all skill levels from easy family to challenging century. Additional lodging options are available. Fully supported with SAG Support and rest stops. Online registration for the full weekend for adults is $135 and includes indoor or outdoor camping. Add $20 for mail-in registration. Add $50 for late registration after May 1.
Saturday
April 12
TSR Spring Classic Easton, MD
25, 50 and 62 mile routes on Maryland's Eastern Shore. This fully-supported ride benefits Talbot Special Riders, a volunteer driven non-profit which provides equine therapy to developmentally disabled individuals in and around Talbot County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Early registration $40 (Before Feb. 14th - $50 thereafter; $60 on day of the ride). Online registration at active.com.
Saturday
April 19
Taxing Metric Century Knauertown,  PA.
22, 32 and 63 miles. Pedal away the winter blues and explore the unspoiled beauty of Warwick and French Creek parks. Visit Hopewell Furnace National Historic site, which features a restored 1830 cold-blast furnace. Travel through quaint Saint Peters Village.  Lunch stop with hot homemade soups. Sponsored by the Brandywine Bicycling Club to benefit Coatesville Community Bike Works.  Non-member registration is $20 on or before April 5, then $30.
Saturday
April 20
Pedal for Pooches Charles Town, WV.
9, 16, 21, 30 and 35 miles through beautiful historic Jefferson and Clarke Counties of West Virginia. Pre-registration is $25.00 for each rider. Fee includes T-shirt, cue sheets, maps, SAG support, rest stops with snacks and drinks. $30.00 registration after April 20 (T-shirt cannot be guaranteed). All proceeds benefit the Briggs Animal Adoption Center.
Friday
April 26 -
Sunday
April 28
Amgen Mid Atlantic Classic Bicycle Tour NC.
3-day, 225-mile ride around North Carolina Wine Country. Each rider is required to meet the fundraising goal of $200 per day for the 1-day, 2-day or 3-day portion. Fully supported and including rest stops, event swag and 3 meals a day. The ride is sponsored by Amgen to raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation.
Saturday
April 28
Tour de Carroll Westminster, MD.
8, 25, 39, and 63 miles. Benefits Family and Children’s Adult Day Services (the county’s only nonprofit organization offering medical day services to low-income seniors). $40 covers lunch, including homemade brownies and ice cream, Tour de Carroll T-shirt, 30-day pass to Westminster Family Center Full Service Gym ($55 value), and door prizes.
Saturday
April 26
Ride to End Hunger in Calvert County Huntingtown, MD.
16, 35, 48 and 63 miles on the scenic Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Sponsored by End Hunger in Calvert County with proceeds going to food pantries in Calvert County. Pedal along the bayfront, marinas, farmland and a local winery while you enjoy the company of friends. At the end of the day, you'll feel even better knowing your registration fee will help feed a hungry family. T-shirts not guaranteed for registrants after April 14. $39 early registration includes t-shirt, $59 after April 14. Create a team! Have a team captain register your team and get a free team photo and a $2 discount for each rider.
Saturday
April 26
Side by Side Ride Laurel, MD.
10, 20 and 40 miles through the Patuxent River watershed, from Bethany Community Church, 15720 Riding Stable Road, Laurel, Md. 10-mile route is for children and adults (children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult) starts at 9:30 am, the 20-mile route goes to Savage Mill and back for teens and adults starts at 9:00 am, and the 40-mile route goes to Brighton Dam and back for serious riders starts at 8:00 am. The event’s purpose to have fun and raise money for Side by Side, a nonprofit that works to strengthen Prince George’s County elementary schools and their families. The rides cost $15 plus a commitment to send a donation solicitation message to potential sponsors who might support the Side By Side organization in honor of your ride. Fee includes breakfast, lunch and mid-course refreshments and an event t-shirt  (must register by April 12 to be guaranteed a T-shirt on ride day).
Saturday
April 26
Cycle for Cecil Elkton, MD.
15, 31 and 62 miles from the scenic Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area and travelling throughout Cecil County, highlighting much of the land that the Cecil Land Trust has worked to preserve. All routes have multiple well-manned rest stops that provide drinks, snacks, and restrooms. Upon completion of the ride, cyclists are rewarded with Kilby Cream Ice Cream and homemade goodies. Cycle for Cecil benefits the Cecil Land Trust, which works to preserve the open space and farmland that makes Cecil County so unique. Registration is $20 until April 24 and $25 on April 26.
Saturday
April 26
Paul's Ride for Life Reston, VA.
10, 20 and 52 miles on the W&OD Trail from the Reston Town Center Pavilion. This bicycle ride is dedicated to the memory of Paul Rossmeissl, who was 54 when he died on June 7, 2006, from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident on the W&OD Trail. As a result of this tragedy, Paul gave the gift of life to three individuals who received his liver and both of his kidneys. This bicycle ride is dedicated to his memory and will benefit the Washington Regional Transplant Community. Online registration fee is $35 for adults over 18, and $20 for riders under 18. Register early to get the t-shirt size you request.
Saturday
April 26
Harford Hills Bike Adventure Havre de Grace, MD.
6, 15, 30 and 54 miles from the historic Steppingstone Farm Museum loop through the scenic hills of Harford County and along the Susquehanna River.  Bring your family and enjoy the music by the band Electric Molly after the ride. Early registration is $35 until March 8; then $40. All proceeds will benefit The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region, a non-profit that helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities build better lives. Register at active.com
Saturday
April 26
Ocean to Bay Bike Tour Bethany Beach, DE.
5, 30, 50 and 62 miles through the beautiful coastal and inland bay areas of Bethany Beach-Fenwick Island, Delaware. Sponsored by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. Registration is $45 through February 28; $65 March 1 to April 24; $70 on April 25 and 26. Registration for 5-mile Family Fun Ride is $20 through April 24, then $25. Finish line festivities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (music, food, fellowship and more!
Saturday
April 26
Hampton Roads Tour de Cure Suffolk, VA.
10, 30, 65 and 100 miles through the peaceful peanut countryside of Suffolk, Virginia, past horse farms and scenic lakes. Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. Registration fee of $25 includes full route support at the Tour de Cure event including breakfast, lunch, snacks and hydration at rest stops, SAG, medical support, bicycle mechanics and more. All cyclists must meet the fundraising minimum of $200 in addition to the registration fee.
Saturday
April 26-
Sunday
April 27
2014 Face of America Bike Ride Washington, DC to Gettysburg, PA.
Choose the traditional two-day bicycle ride from the Pentagon near Washington, DC to the historic battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, or two new one day century loops beginning and ending in Gettysburg. Each ride honors our military — veterans and active duty, both disabled and able-bodied — and celebrates the American Spirit.
Sunday
April 27
Powhatan Historic Bike Tour Powhatan, VA.
31, 62 and 100 miles from Powhatan Courthouse Village (30 miles west of Richmond).  Gently rolling, country roads with scenic views. All rides include a biker's breakfast, well stocked aid stations, sag support and a tour t-shirt.  Registration fee for the 50km (31 mile) half metric century is $35;  100km (62 mile) metric century is $40; 100 mile century is $45.  Registration fees increase by $10 after April 16th, so register early! Benefits the Free Clinic of Powhatan, which provides high quality medical, dental, and mental health care services at no cost to Powhatan County's uninsured, low-income residents. 
Saturday
April 26
Pennsylvania State Police Benefit Bicycle Ride Hersey, PA.
6.6 - 100 miles through the picturesque Hershey area and the pastoral Lebanon Valley of Pennsylvania.  Multiple loops available – 50 miles, 40 miles, 30 miles, 15 miles (2 options), 6.5 mile (family friendly ride). Ride individual loops, or combine for full century, metric century, or any other mileage you seek.  All proceeds from this Ride go to support the Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational & Memorial Center, a non-profit organization committed to the preservation of the history of the Pennsylvania State Police. The registration fee  is $30 per rider till March 15; $40 after March 15.  Online Registration closes April 23. $45 paper sign in at the day of event.
Saturday
April 27
Tar Wheel Century Camden, NC.
33, 62, 100 miles through the historic, scenic, coastal area of northeastern North Carolina. It's time to put winter aside and get back in the saddle for the 'world's flattest century'. The Tar wheel Century will be one of the most beautiful rides you can do. Our completely sagged century will take you through the country setting of Camden County; the 100 mile century route includes the Dismal Swamp Welcome Center. If Mother Nature cooperates, there will be azaleas and dogwood trees in bloom along the attractive waterside. $40 for adults includes t-shirt if registered before April 2. $20 for youth under 16 years old (no t-shirt). Event proceeds go to youth-oriented local charities, plus two $1000 college scholarships to needy students. Sponsored by the River City Cycling Club.
Sunday
April 28
ROAR for Autism Cockeysville, MD.
25 miles  through some of Baltimore County’s most scenic neighborhoods, from Oregon Ridge Park. Adults - $25, children 5 to 12 - $10: add $5 for registration on day of the ride. Online registration ends Monday, April 22. T-shirts can only be guaranteed for participants who register before April 10. All proceeds from the event will help raise much-needed funds for autism research at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Fundraising is encouraged, but does not seem to be required.
Sunday
April 27
"Draw for Sight" Bicycle Poker Run Ride Betterton, MD.
36.8 and 60 miles from the Betterton Volunteer Fire Company. Ride registration begins at 7:30am; starting time is at 8:30 am. Ride through the flat to rolling countryside of Kent County on a marked route, drawing a playing card at each check station. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the ride.  Registration is $20.00 until March 31; $25.00 from April 1 to April 25; $30.00 from April 28 and on day of ride. Includes map, marked routes, cash prizes to the top ten poker hands, sag, 5 food stops. Helmet required, audio headsets prohibited. Proceeds benefit Lions Club Sight Programs. All blind riders may ride free.
Saturday
May 3
Kinetic Sculpture Race Baltimore, MD.
Hosted by the American Visionary Art Museum (on Key Highway). Totally human-powered works of art to travel the streets of Baltimore, then into the Harbor, then through a mud pit and a sand pit in Patterson Park and back to the Art Museum. An all day event.
Saturday
May 3
Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour Thurmont , MD.
4.4, 10 and 21 miles from Thurmont town park at 8 am to covered bridges. The  4.4-mile ride is to one of the bridges, the 10-mile ride to another bridge and the 21-mile ride to all 3 bridges. The cost is $25 for pre-registration and $30 after May 1.  This event is to benefit high school teens going to workcamp this June to do needed home repairs in southern Virginia.
Saturday
May 3
Six Pillars Century Cambridge, MD.
11, 37, 56 and 100 miles from Great Marsh Park. The majority of the ride is through the beautiful and picturesque Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. 11, 37, 56 and 100 miles Century Course. The event will support Character Counts Mid-Shore, Inc., an agency which is best known for providing the Winners Walk Tall Program to over 8,000 students in the public schools in Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester counties free of charge. The cost of registration is $45 per person through February 28; $55 per person through March 31; $65 per person through April 26; and $75 per person through May 1. Registration for the family ride is $40 per family, with a maximum of two adults and two children, and $10 for students. In Park registration (cash and check only) will be held on Friday, May 2 from 3 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, May 3 starting at 6 a.m. for $85 per person. A registration fee for each registration will be charged for both online and in park registrations. Free t-shirt to first 1,000 to register. Online registration at active.com.
Saturday
May 3
DR100 Harrisonburg, VA.
31 and 68 miles in the Shenandoah Valley. Sponsored by DR100, a 501(c)3 organization that raises money to improve bicyclists and pedestrian safety in the Shenandoah Valley.  Registration fee is $29 from Feb. 1 to March 17; $34 from March 18 to April 15; $44 from April 16 to April 28; $49 on day of the ride. Limited to 300 riders. Online registration at active.com.
Saturday
May 3
Maryland Tour de Cure Cooksville, MD.
10, 22, 32 and 63 miles over the gently rolling countryside of Western Howard County. Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. Registration fee of  $25 includes full route support at the Tour de Cure event including breakfast, lunch, snacks and hydration at rest stops, SAG, medical support, bicycle mechanics, and more. All cyclists must meet the fundraising minimum of $200 in addition to the registration fee.
Saturday
May 10
Iron Furnace Fifty Snow Hill, MD.
31, 50 and 62 miles on Maryland's Eastern Shore from Furnace Town Living Heritage Village (between Snow Hill and Salisbury). Enjoy cycling on very flat terrain through sparsely travelled roads passing through forests and farmland. The event is a fundraiser for Furnacetown Living History Museum and the Snow Hill Rotary Club. Early Online Registration is $40 for adults and $30 for students prior to April 15th. Registration is April 16-May 10 is $45 for adults and $35 for students. Registration includes snacks & breaks along routes, route maps, a rider number, and a t-shirt (guaranteed if pre-registered by April 15.) At the end of the ride, cyclists get free admission to Furnace Town where a free luncheon with entertainment and complimentary beverages (beer! for adults) will be provided !
Saturday
May 10
Capital to Capital Bike Ride Richmond, VA or Williamsburg, VA.
15, 25, 50 and 100 loop miles from your choice: Richmond or Williamsburg. Enjoy some of the most stunning scenery Virginia has to offer, while pedaling through 400 years of history. A free youth and family kids course in Richmond, a 15-Mile Family Route on the Virginia Capital Trail from Williamsburg, a mass start parade with lots of fanfare for each distance, on-road support, and lunch at the finish line, and food and drink available at rest stops throughout each route. Proceeds benefit the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation. Registration fee for century is $70 before April 16, $80 before May 8, $90 on ride day; for half century and quarter century $65 before April 16, $75 before May 8, $90 on day of ride; youth 16 and under is $40, $55 on ride day; 15 mile family ride is $40 before May 8, $55 on day of ride. Registration includes t-shirt, goodie bag, water bottle and lunch.
Sunday
May 12
Bike DC Washington, DC and Arlington, VA.
Saturday
May 10 -
Sunday
May 11
Ride for the Feast Ocean City, MD to Baltimore, MD.
140 miles in two days. Benefits Moveable Feast. Raises funds for services and raises awareness of nutritional needs of people living with HIV/AIDS and breast cancer. Registration fee of $95 ($85 for returning rider) includes t-shirt, water bottle, cue sheet holder and six meals. Each rider is asked to raise a minimum of $1,500, which is the cost of feeding one client for a full year. The promise to riders is that 100% of what is raised will go directly to client services.
Monday
May 12 -
Tuesday
May 13
Echelon Formations Benefit Tour Perryville, MD.
135 miles in from Historic Rogers Tavern in Perryville, MD to The Lions Convention in Ocean City, MD.  Tour benefist the Lions Low Vision Research Center at Wilmer. Along the way,  the riders will conduct rallies to raise funds and awareness to help people with low vision. Opportunity to overnight at Killens Pond State Park in Fenton, Delaware. Ride one day, one leg, or the entire distance.  Sign up and learn more at www.lionscyclingforsight.org and www.facebook.com/LionsCyclingforSight.Org.
Sunday
May 16
Leonardtown Criterium Leonardtown, MD.
The first bicycle arrived in Leonardtown, Maryland via a steamship from the Leonardtown Wharf in 1879, some 131 years ago. The bicycles are back! See professional level bicycle racing the Leonardtown Square. The bicycle racing begins at approximately 9:00 AM and runs through 4:00 PM. To participate, cyclists must be licensed though USA Cycling. There will be a registration fee to participate in the event, but there is no cost for spectators. The races will start and end on the Square in downtown Leonardtown. For more information visit www.paxvelo.com or call 240-925-4806.
Friday
May 16
Bike to Work Day Washington, DC.
Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invite you to join over 10,000 area commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work. Bike to Work Day is a free event for both new and experienced bicycle commuters throughout the Washington metropolitan region. Attend one of 79 pit stops throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia to receive refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for bicycles being given away. Free T-shirts available at pit stops to the first 14,000 who register and attend.
Saturday
May 17
Charles County's 13th Annual Heritage Bike Ride Nanjemoy, MD. RIDE POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER
15, 30 and 62 miles from the Nanjemoy Community Center through beautiful western Charles County in Southern Maryland. T-shirts, refreshments, SAG wagons, and rest stops included. Lunch is provided. Registration is $25 for Charles County residents, $27 for non-residents; additional $5 for day of ride registration. Sponsored by the Department of Community Services at the Nanjemoy Community Center.
Saturday
May 17
Le Tour de Shore Onancock, VA.
17, 30, 55 and 70 miles through beautiful country roads of the Eastern Shore, Virginia. Charming little towns are sprinkled with historic homes, museums, art galleries and shops that you’ll want to come back and visit after your ride. All routes start at and end at the Onancock School, 6 College Ave., Onancock, Virginia. Early registration fee is $45, after April 15 - $55 and day of registration is $60. Sponsored by the Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
Saturday
May 17
Tour de Madison - The Vineyards of Madison County Syria, VA.
45 and 65 miles, with shorter family rides from the Graves Mountain Lodge, 20 miles west of Culpeper, VA. Presented by Madison County Parks and Recreation.  Plan to end your ride between 11:30 pm and 2:00 pm and enjoy a post-ride meal featuring Pork BBQ, grilled boneless chicken breast, or pita bread and hummus. Also included will be slaw, baked beans, French fries, dessert and a drink. Lunch is included for riders, and is $15 per person for friends and family. Bring along some extra cash to enjoy the local Madison County wines that will be available from the Early Mountain, Prince Michel, and Ducard Vineyards. There will also be something for the beer lovers featuring central Virginia breweries. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged! Pre-register at BikeReg.com. Registration before May 1 for 45 and 65 mile riders is $40; $20 for the Family Ride. After May 1, the cost is $55; $30 for Family Riders.
Saturday
May 19
Anacostia Trails "Rivers to Rockets" Bike Rally Bladensburg, MD.
10, 20 and 30 miles from the Bladensburg Waterfront park. Choose from the 10 mile, local route around the Arts District; a 20 mile route via Berwyn Heights to Greenbelt to see them on their 75th Anniversary; and a 30 mile loop to Beltsville Agricultural Research Center and the Greenbelt National Park. All routes are well suited to a variety of skill levels, although the 30 mile loop may have a few more hills involved. Routes use the Anacostia Tributary Trail System for our routes, but  cross some major roads at a few points. Families are encouraged to participate. Food will be provided as well as a t-shirt as part of the registration costs ($25 for single, $45 for two, $60 for family up to four.)
Saturday
May 17
Casa River Century Shepherdstown, WV.
25, 50, and 100 miles. Ride through the beautiful Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia in a fun event that raises funds to support the Court Appointed Special Advocates program benefitting abused and neglected kids. The 100 and 50 mile rides are $40 until April 18,  then $50; the 25 mile ride is $20 until April 18, then $30. Optional t-shirt is $12.
Saturday
May 17
Chesapeake Bay Tour de Cure Easton, MD.
10, 31, 62 and 100 miles from the Talbot County Community Center. Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. End the ride with a big celebration with food, music and beer! Early registration fee is $20; $25 on day of the event. All cyclists must meet the $200 fundraising minimum in addition to the registration fee.
Saturday
May 17
Tour for Dyslexia Centre Hall, PA.
35 and 75 miles from the Centre County Grange Fairgrounds. Cycle through the tranquil countryside of central Pennsylvania, past Amish homesteads and through the village of Centre Hall. This event's purpose is to raise awareness and funds for children with dyslexia. Early registration fee is $35 through February 28; $40 through May 6 and $50 from May 7 to May 17.  Includes t-shirt, Friday evening social and breakfast and lunch on day of the ride. Each participant is requested to raise a minimum of $150.00.
Saturday
May 17 -
Sunday
May 18
Tour de Chesapeake Mathews, VA.
19, 21, 22 and 24 mile loops from Thomas Hunter Middle School, 387 Church Street, Mathews, VA. Combine any three loops and you have your metric on Saturday. The 14th Annual Tour de Chesapeake is back and better than ever!!! This year, the County of Mathews, the Mathews Land Conservancy, and the Mathews Visitor Center are teaming up to host the event. Registration fee is $40 for adult or teen, $20 for ages 7-12, and free for age under 6. Optional t-shirt is $15.Tour de Chesapeake is a family-friendly cycling event located in Mathews County, on Virginia’s Middle Peninsula.  The supported ride is all day on Saturday, but you can make a weekend of it and see all Mathews has to offer. 
Sunday
May 18
Bike Maryland's Rec Ride Baltimore, MD.
14 and 30 miles.  Two bicycle tours give you a close-up view of beautiful Charm City, one of 14 miles that is flat with a few rollers and one of 30 miles that is rolling with hills. Travel past community gardens, farmer’s market, on the Fallsway and Guilford Avenue bike lanes, along the Jones Falls, by the Maryland Zoo, and back to Patterson Park for the celebrations at Bike Jam! This ride is a Bike Maryland fundraiser. Registration to open soon!
Sunday
May 18
Horse Farm Tour New Oxford, PA (near Hanover).
10-, 25- and 35-mile loops combine routes to create a longer ride through Adams and York Countyies in Pennsylvania. Sponsored by Hanover Cyclers. Registration fee is $20; $25 for a tandem.
Sunday
May 19
Tour de Chocolate Town Hershey, PA.
17.5, 35, 65 and 100 miles. A bicycle tour of Hershey and neighboring towns to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. The features four different bicycle routes that are designed to appeal to all riding levels. The Tour de Chocolate Town bike tour offers the unique opportunity to ride through a large portion of Hersheypark and see the iconic landmarks of the town of Hershey! $40 registration fee  by May 13 includes T-shirt. $45 on the day of the ride.
Sunday
May 18
Storming of Thunder Ridge Lynchburg, VA.
27, 45, 75, and 100 miles with the Blue Ridge Mountains providing the perfect backdrop for a glorious and challenging day of cycling. Both the 27 and 45 miler routes follow a course of rolling hills and meandering back roads. A longer 75 mile route tests rider stamina with a 13 mile ascent to Apple Orchard Mountain, the highest peak of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. For an epic day in the saddle, the 100 mile route boasts over 9000 feet of climbing. Registration fee is $50 before May 1; $60 from May 1 to May 17; $70 on day of the ride. Limit 500 riders. Sponsored by the YMCA of Central Virginia to raise funds for the Community Support Campaign.
Sunday
May 19
Bonkers Metric Media, PA.
18, 35, 50, or 65 scenic miles on rolling terrain with some hills from Ridley Creek State Park (near Media, PA). Sponsored by the Delaware Valley Bicycle Club. Registration: $18 if postmarked by May 14th; Day-of-event: $25.
Friday
May 23 -
Monday
May 26
32nd Annual Kent County Spring Fling Chestertown, MD.
11 to 100 miles leaving from Washington College on quiet, light traveled roads of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Sponsored by the Baltimore Bicycling Club. The 4-day event includes award winning cuisine, dessert and cordial parties, dancing, and great music.
Sunday
May 23
Bike DC Washington, DC and Arlington, VA.
19 miles of car-free biking through DC and Arlington; from Pennsylvania Avenue past the White House; on the Whitehurst Freeway and the George Washington Parkway; past the Marine Corps Memorial, Arlington Cemetery and the Air Force Memorial; ending in Crystal City. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the beauty and grandeur of our nation's capital from the best possible vantage point: the seat of your bicycle pedaling along car-free streets. Proceeds go to the Washington Area Bicyclist Association -- WABA -- whose mission is to create a healthy, more livable region by promoting bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation; advocating for better bicycling conditions and transportation choices for a healthier environment; and educating children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling. Bike DC Registration fees: Adults - (Age 20 and older) $35 ($45 on the morning of the event). Youth - (Age 13-19) $20 ($30 on the morning of the event) $20Children (Age 12 and under) Free.
Saturday
May 29
Lions Cycling for Sight Darlington, MD.
55 miles from Maryland Community Park. Cross Conowingo Dam to Port Deposit, Rogers Tavern in Perryville, Northeast, Elkton, Rising Sun, Conowingo, and back across the Dam. Rider fee is $25. Sponsored by Lion Clubs to raise awareness and funds to Prevent and Cure Blindness.
Saturday
May 24
Soft Shell Metric Century Crisfield, MD.
23 and 62 miles with waterfront views and scenic woodlands in lower Somerset County. Sponsored by the Salisbury Jaycees. A show-and-go start at the Crisfield American Legion Hall (116 Brick Kiln Rd.) from 8-9 a.m. After the ride, cyclists may visit popular local attractions such as Janes Island State Park or enjoy traditional Chesapeake Bay seafood dishes at one of several Crisfield restaurants. Those spending the night will have the opportunity to mingle with the locals at the annual Soft Shell Spring Fair and Watermen's Hall of Fame induction at the Crisfield City Dock on Sunday, sponsored by the Crisfield Lioness/Lions Club and Crisfield Area Chamber of Commerce. All participants receive T-shirts. Registration is $45 ($25 for children aged 12 and under) prior to May 18th and $60 ($35 for children aged 12 and under) after May 18th through day of the ride.  Online registration at bikereg.com.
Saturday
May 31
Patuxent River Rural Legacy Ride Croom, MD (12 miles southeast of Washington Beltway).
22, 35, 44 and 66 miles from the picnic grounds the Jug Bay Natural Area in Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Road, Upper Marlboro, MD. Rest stops at a beach-park where Magruder’s Ferry once crossed the Patuxent, at Eagle Harbor in a shady yard overlooking the Patuxent and at the Merkle Wildlife Visitor Center. This is the Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club's annual ride to showcase Prince George’s County’s Patuxent River Rural Legacy Area, where farms, wetlands, and woods are being protected from development with Maryland’s Rural Legacy Program. Early-bird registration is $15 before April 1, $25 from April 1 to May 23, and $40 on the day of the ride. Your registration fee includes marked routes, SAG support, cue sheet, food and drinks at rest stops and an after-ride picnic.
Saturday
May 31 -
Sunday
June 1
Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge Easton, MD.
34, 68 and 100 miles on Saturday; 30 and 50 miles on Sunday. Rides from Talbot County Community Center and take cyclists through quaint, scenic, waterfront communities like Tilghman Island, Oxford, St. Michaels and Trappe. Sponsored by the National MS Society, Maryland Chapter. Registration Fee: through December 31, 2012 is $10.00; January 1 through March 17 is $20.14; March 18 through day of the event is $40.00.  All participants agree to raise at least $300; most raise significantly more. The money raised will fund research into the cause, cure and treatment of MS as well as funding education, advocacy, and local programs that enhance the quality of life for people affected by MS. All meals beginning Saturday at breakfast through Sunday at lunch are included for all participants and volunteers. There is also a Saturday night themed party open to all participants.
Sunday
June 1
National Capital Tour de Cure Reston, VA.
14, 20, 35, 56, 82 and 108 miles from Reston Town Center. Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association to raise money for diabetes research, advocacy and educational programs. Registration fee of $25.00 through April; $50 May through June. All cyclists must meet the fundraising minimum of $250 in addition to the registration fee. Riders receive a commemorative Tour de Cure T-shirt on the day of the event.
Saturday
June 7
SMECO 75 Hughesville, MD.
29, 47 or 75 miles through Southern Maryland from SMECO’s headquarters in Hughesville. The route uses parts of the Three Notch Trail, so you can use the ride to participate in National Trails Day.  Sponsored by the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) with proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project, which offers programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members . Packet and shirt pick-up, and same-day registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at the SMECO Headquarters building in Hughesville. Registration is $35 by May 1, and $45 after May 1 and on day of the ride. Register before May 8 to receive a commemorative shirt. The event features four rest stops and lunch at the finish. Participating riders will also receive event-themed prizes. Ride is limited to the first 500 registrants.  Register online at active.com. Downloadable registration forms will be available later.
Saturday
June 7-
Sunday
June 8
Bike MS: Ride the Riverside National Harbor, MD.
30, 60 and 100 miles on Saturday; 30 miles on Sunday. Sponsored by the National MS Society, National Capital Chapter. Each cyclist commits to raising $300 to help fund research plus programs and services to help bring us closer to a world free of multiple sclerosis. Registration fee is $35 until March 31, $40 until April 30, $50 until June 9, $350 day of event (includes the $300 fundraising minimum).
Saturday
June 7
Broad Creek Byway Bike and Brew Tour Laurel, DE.
16, 25, 50 and 62 miles in and around the Broad Creek area, sponsored by the Laurel Chamber of Commerce located in historic Laurel, Delaware. Proceeds will help support numerous community projects. Registration though through April 30:  $35/Adults, $20/ages 5-16; May 1 through June 1:  $40/Adults, $30/ages 5-16. Children 4 & under FREE (will not receive shirt). $30 per cyclist for teams for 10 registering and paying as a group before April 30. Registration  through April 30 is $35 ($20 for children age 5-16; under 5 is free);  May 1 through June 6 is $40 ($30 for children age 5-16; under 5 is free);  Day of ride is $50 all riders  (under 5 free).  Registration includes T-Shirt with payment before April 30 (after that limited availability/not guaranteed) and a Souvenir Beer Mug, samples of 16 Mile Beers and barbeque chicken at the finish party.
Saturday
June 7
Pedal to Preserve New Holland, PA.
6, 20, and 51 miles with 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. All proceeds benefit the Lancaster Farmland Trust and help save farmland from development! 
Sunday
June 3
Eco-Ride! Bike for a Greener Maryland Reisterstown, MD.
Four routes of 6 to 62 miles through northern Baltimore County farmlands from the Pearlstone Conference & Retreat Center. Biking to support the Kayam Farm at Pearlstone Center.
Sunday
June 2
Shenandoah Valley Heritage Ride Winchester, VA.
10, 30, 50 and 70 miles along historic routes through the Shenandoah Valley. This is a self-paced ride for everyone from the recreational to the serious cyclist. Riders may register on-line or by mail. Registration is only $30! Proceeds benefit The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Shenandoah Valley.
Saturday
June 5
Lions Cycling for Sight Havre de Grace, MD.
45 miles. Start and Finish at Bruster's Ice Cream, US 40, Havre de Grace, MD across from Bulle Rock Golf Course. Ride to Aberdeen, Churchville, Bel Air, Fallston, Edgewood, and back for that Ice Cream. Rider fee is $25. Sponsored by Lion Clubs to raise awareness and funds to Prevent and Cure Blindness.
Friday
June 4 -
Sunday
June 7
Chesapeake Bay Air Ride Salisbury, MD.
20, 40, 62.5 or 100 miles on Saturday and 20, 40 or 62.5 miles on Sunday. CBAR is a weekend long, pledge-based bike tour and inline skating event. Open to all cyclists/skaters, novice to expert. Routes go through Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester Counties to Assateague Island or along the shorelines. CBAR raises money for the American Lung Association to prevent lung disease and promote lung health through education, programs and research. Start/finish, lodging, and activities, including crab feast, are held at Salisbury University.
Sunday
June 3
Shenandoah Valley Heritage Ride Winchester, VA.
10, 30, 50, and 70 miles follow beautiful, historic routes through the Shenandoah Valley from the Winchester Medical Center on West Amherst Street in Winchester. Sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Shenandoah Valley. Registration of $25 before May 31, then $30, includes t-shirt.
Saturday
June 11
Station 13 Strawberry Bicycle Ride Damascus, MD
32 and 62 miles through country roads in Montgomery County. Ride to Sugarloaf Mountain, and support the Damascus Volunteer Fire Department; your registration fee is a tax-deductible contribution. Ride will be hilly, so you will earn your Strawberry Shortcake at the finish line. 8 and 32 mile ride registration fee before May 31 is $30 and 62 mile ride is $35; after May 31 add $10 to each. Register before May 31 and receive a FREE T-shirt. Succulent Strawberry Treats at each rest stop. Scrumptious Strawberry Shortcake at the finish line .
Saturday
June 9
The Black and Blue: Double Century, Century and Relay Todd, NC.
110 and 200 miles through the mountains of North Carolina and Virginia. The Black and Blue consists of 1 (solo) to 8 person teams that rotate through eight 25-mile stages as they cover the 200-mile distance and 16,000′ of elevation gain. Riders will complete anywhere from 25 miles to 200 miles. The Black and Blue century (107-mile) consists of 1 (solo) to 4 person teams that rotate through four 25-mile stages and 9,000′ of climbing.  Early registration fee through April 9 for the double-century is $280 for 8 cyclists, $180 for 4 cyclists, $110 for 2 cyclists, $85 for 1 cyclist; for the century is $140 for 4 cyclists, $90 for 2 cyclists, $45 for 1 cyclist. Late fee after April is $10 per cyclist; registration closes May 14.
Sunday
June 9
Tour dem Parks, Hon! Baltimore, MD.
12, 25, 40 and 64 miles from Carroll Park. The 12-mile tour is along the scenic Gwynn’s Falls Trail in the wild and beautiful Gwynn’s Falls Valley; the 25-mile tour is through many of the city’s parks and along waterfront areas; the 40-mile tour is though all of the city’s major parks, as well as many waterfront areas and historic neighborhoods; and the 64 mile “metric century” has an all-new route for 2010. The Tour is followed by a barbecue with live music. Early-bird registration of $35 includes a t-shirt for everyone who registers by May 31. The event is hosted by the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks and the Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Committee with proceeds donated to groups and non-profit organizations affiliated with parks, greening, and bicycling. The annual bike ride that takes locals and visitors through Baltimore’s parks and neighborhoods for a close-up view of regional parks like Carroll, Patterson, Clifton and Druid Hill, as well as some quietly tucked away gems. Proceeds support Baltimore's parks, environment, friends and cycling groups.
Saturday
June 14
Total 200 Washington, DC.
200 miles from Washington, DC to Point Lookout Park, MD and back in one day. Yes, 200 miles -- 100 before lunch and 100 after lunch. There is also a 200 kilometer option. Early registration is $129/$99 for the 200 mile/200 k options respectively until February 3; then 149/$119 through April 8; $179/$139 starting April 9. Special discount codes are offered to previous participants, volunteers, military, media, and sponsors during the Standard Registration period.
Sunday
June 15
Bike MS: Crankin' for a Cure Bear, DE.
25 and 50 miles from Aqua Sol Restaurant overlooking the C & D Canal and Summit North Marina at Lums Pond. Registration is $45 thru March 1; $50 March 2 - May 31; $55 June 1 - Event Day. Requires minimum fundraising goal of $150.
Saturday
June 18
Kick-Off Event for Cycle Maryland Chestertown, MD.
Governor Martin O’Malley is hosting a Kick-Off Event for Cycle Maryland at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at the Chesapeake Exploration Center, 425 Piney Narrows Road Chester, Maryland 21619. The site is located just over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, right off of Route 50 on the waterfront along Kent Narrows on Kent Island. The Kick-Off event will include a 10- to 12-mile bike ride along the Cross Island Trail on Kent Island following the announcement. Cyclists may choose do the 10-mile loop from the Chesapeake Exploration Center to the Terrapin Nature Center and back. For those who have worked up an appetite, you may choose to take the two-mile round-trip, on-road trail spur to the restaurants on the east side of Kent Narrows. The purpose of this new initiative is to promote cycling throughout Maryland.
Saturday
June 23
Franklin County Metric Century Chambersburg, PA.
12, 18, 42 and 62 miles through Franklin County, PA with the Franklin County Cyclists. Ride begins sharply at 8am with a mass start led by the famous "Breast Fairy" for the first couple miles. Note that the 62 mile route is challenging and hilly but no major climbs. It traverses the Martins Mill Bridge in Antrim Township. Other options are less hilly. All routes are rural with limited traffic. Lunch is provided at the finish.  SAG support available. $30 before June 1st then $35. All proceeds benefit the Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance and the Rhonda Brake Schreiner Women’s Center. These beneficiaries assist women in Franklin County diagnosed with breast cancer! Please come show your support!  Download a registration form or register online at active.com.
Saturday
June 19
Lions Cycling for Sight Montgomery County, MD.
35 miles. Start and Finish at Sandy Spring. Ride to Laytonsville, Germantown, Damascus, and return. Rider fee is $25. Riders can ride portions of any ride. Sponsored by Lion Clubs to raise awareness and funds to Prevent and Cure Blindness.
Sunday
June 20
Bike Freedom Valley 2010 Philadelphia, PA
35, 48 and 83 miles from Philadelphia’s historic Boathouse Row on the family-friendly Schuylkill River Trail. Ride as far as Valley Forge or turn around any place you choose. Choose the traditional 35 mile option through Villanova to Spring Mill and back onto the trail or follow the trail from Lloyd Hall near the Art Museum through Manayunk, Conshohocken, Valley Forge to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park and back (up to 48 miles round-trip, or 2.5-4.5 hours depending on your pace). Or do both! The event is hosted by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. Registration of $60 before May 28 includes membership in the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.
Friday
June 25-
Sunday
June 27
Bike and Brunch's Weekend in Charlottesville Charlottesville, VA.
Join Bike and Brunch for an weekend trip to the scenic college town of Charlottesville, Va. Gather at the Doubletree Hotel on Friday, just a couple miles outside of the historic downtown, in the heart of the beautiful Virginia countryside, and ride Saturday and Sunday on the picturesque and quiet backroads. Basic fee of $325 includes 2 nights lodging, 5 buffet meals, 2 fully supported rides, an outdoor Brazilian music concert (Saturday night) and an ice cream social.
Friday
June 20-
Wed
June 25
Bike Virginia Tour 2014  Chesterfield, VA .
The 2014 tour will visit the Chesterfield and Wiliamsburg area. The most inclusive option is the adult, 6-day ride with all meals included for $569; $599 after January 31. Discounts are also available for youth and teams of 8 or more. Register as part of team "ohbike" to get a team discount. Registration is capped at 1,600 riders and closes May 20.
Saturday
June 25
The Greg Krause Memorial Helmet Fund Ride Havre de Grace, MD – Harford County
28-mile fun ride and 62-mile Metric Century. We hope that you will join us for the 2nd Annual Greg Krause Memorial Helmet Ride and make this ride even more successful than last year! This year, in addition to the original 28-mile fun ride to Havre de Grace and back, we've added a 62-mile Metric Century option for those of you who'd like a more challenging ride. This Metric Century will take you from the hills of Harford County to the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay and back. Come join us as we raise awareness for safe cycling and money to purchase helmets for Harford County's youth riders. Cost: $25. Registration at active.com.
Saturday
June 23
Garrett County Gran Fondo Deep Creek Lake, MD – Garrett County
25, 44, 62, 105 and 125 miles. The Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation “WIN-THE-FIGHT” Gran Fondo is a long distance, mass-participation, cycling event – not a race – that welcomes professional, amateur and recreational cyclists of all abilities. The Gran Fondo includes 4 rides: the “Diabolical Double” – 125 miles and 16,000 feet of climbing – cost $75; The “Savage Century” – 102 miles and 11,800 feet of climbing – cost $70; The “Masochistic Metric” – 62 miles and 7,000 feet of climbing – cost $60; The "Fabulous 44" – 44 miles and 4,800 feet of climbing – cost $50; and the “Garrett’s Greatest 25” – 25 miles of rolling Garrett County farmland with modest climbs – cost $45. Fees increase about 15% on May 15. Prizes for fundraising efforts of $300 include a Gran Fondo bike jersey; and for $1000 - a Garmin GPS bike computer.
Saturday
June 21
Franklin County Century Chambersburg, PA.
13, 26, 42, 63 and 101 miles through Franklin County, PA. Start is at Greene Township Park in Scotland, PA,  just north of Chambersburg. The 63 and 101 mile routes are challenging and hilly with the Century route climbing 5 miles to the top of "Big Flat". Reward yourself with an amazing descent! Other options are less hilly. All routes are rural with limited traffic.  Lunch is provided at the finish.  SAG support available. Fee is $40 and includes moisture wicking t-shirt if registered before June 1st.  Sponsored by the Franklin County Cyclists to benefit the Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance and the Rhonda Brake Schreiner Women’s Center. These beneficiaries assist women in Franklin County diagnosed with breast cancer! Please come show your support! 
Sunday
June 22
Bay to Bay Ride Betterton, MD.
50, 78, 86, or 104 miles flat, also a 27 mile loop ride to Historic Chestertown. Start 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. (special tandem start 8:00 a.m.) from Betterton Volunteer Fire Company.  $25 until May 15, $30 from May 16 to June 20, $35 on June 21 and day of ride. Includes: map, marked routes, coffee mug (first 400 riders), sag, 6 food stops, swimming in the Chesapeake Bay at the end of the ride. Proceeds benefit Lions Club Leader Dog Program for the Blind. All blind riders may ride free.
Saturday
June 28
Two Rivers Bike Ride Centreville, MD.
15, 30, 65 and 100 mile routes along the many rolling roads of Queen Anne’s County include sweeping views of the Corsica and Chester rivers. The 100 mile route will lead you through Tuckahoe State Park with its abundance of wildlife and forest. The ride benefits the Wye River Upper School and Corsica River Conservancy. Plan to visit the festivities and events happening in the town of Centreville and wharf area that same day. $45 registration through March 31 ($55 between April 1 and May 30; $65 from June 1 and $75 on the day of event) includes cue sheet/map, T-shirt guaranteed for EARLY registrants, route marking and sag support, and rest stops providing bathrooms, food and drink.
Saturday
July 10
Alleghany Gran Fondo Clifton Forge/Covington, VA.
35, 60 and 88 miles in the beautiful Alleghany Highlands of Virginia. This is a timed cycling challenge with challenging routes, sag and neutral tech support, chip timing, pre and post- event food, drink and festival. Beginning at 8:30 AM in downtown Clifton Forge, VA, the ride will traverse the gorgeous back roads and challenging climbs of the area before finishing in downtown Covington with a finish line party that will deliver a good time for participants and residents, alike. The three courses will present a challenge for the riders, especially the middle (medio) and longest (gran) distance routes, which include the climb up Airport Road (VA Route 606). This route was used in the stage of the Tour of Virginia bicycle race that finished in Covington in 2007. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in its fight against this debilitating disease. The entrance fee of $75 includes free shuttle service, chip timing, T-Shirts for the first 100 riders and $5.00 meal discounts in Clifton Forge on Friday and in Covington on Saturday. You do not have to be from the Alleghany Highlands to volunteer. Family members of volunteers ride for only $25!
Sunday
July 1
Doublecross Metric Middletown, DE.
31 and 62 miles Many bicycle rides cross states that are measured in hundreds of miles and many days. The White Clay Bicycle Club offers an alternative that is modest in time, effort and stamina (a bicycle ride nearly anyone can do) that crosses and “doublecrosses” an entire state in only 31 total miles over flat terrain. In addition to the traditional route, the event offers a 62-mile (metric century) route for those who would like a longer ride. The 31-mile loop includes a food stop. The 62-mile loop includes three food stops. $15 (by June 18-postal or June 28-online); $20 thereafter (Children under the age of 18 are free but must be accompanied by a paid adult). Registration fee includes free event souvenir, fully marked routes, food stops at regular intervals and SAG service until 3:00 p.m. T-SHIRTS: $10; preorder only, S through XL ($12 XXL), by June 18.
Saturday
July 13 -
Tuesday
July 16
The Greatest Bicycle Tour of the Historic C&O Canal
Almost 200 miles on the C&O Canal. No hills, no headwinds, & no cars. Plenty of food, lots of support, ride at your own pace, well organized. This popular tour is an annual fundraising event which benefits the San Mar Children's Home in Boonsboro, Maryland. Participants must pay a $35 registration fee ($55 on or after July 1) and turn in at least $450 in pledges ($400 for those riding for only the weekend). For those exceeding minimum amounts there are prizes awarded for going above and beyond. Your registration fee and pledges provide transportation by charter bus to the start of the C&O Canal, all meals and snacks, free parking for your vehicle throughout the event, rest stops every ten to fifteen miles, camp fees paid for the first two nights or transportation to nearby hotels, hotel on the third night, transport of all gear throughout the event, T-shirt, water bottle, a TGBT patch, and return to your vehicle by charter bus from Georgetown at end of event.
Saturday
July 13
Bike MS: Mason-Dixon Challenge Gettysburg, PA.
30, 62.5 and 100 miles through the gently rolling hills, historic towns, farmlands and back roads of Central Pennsylvania's finest countryside. The routes include fully-stocked rest stops, a lunch stop along the route and safety provided by volunteer EMT’s, HAM radio operators, the local PD and bicycle repair from our partner bike shops. The ride ends at Gettysburg College where you will be treated to a delicious meal, massage and musical entertainment. $25 fee plus minimum fundraising of $150 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Saturday
July 20
Wheels of Hope Lewisburg, WV.
20, 61 and 106 miles through the fantastic Southern West Virginia countryside.  All routes traverse one and two lane, paved country roads and enjoy beautiful farmland views with mountain vistas. The Greenbrier Valley Wheels of Hope Ride is an annual fundraiser, hosted by the Greenbrier Valley Bicycle Club, with all net proceeds benefiting Greenbrier Valley residents currently fighting cancer and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).  $35 for the metric and century, $20 for the 20 miles; add $10 after July 1.
Saturday
July 26
Shenandoah Valley Bike Festival Harrisonburg, VA.
25, 50 and 100 miles over the rolling roads of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. All proceeds benefit Our Community Place (OCP), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to including in its activities and programs those struggling with poverty, addiction, and difficult life circumstances. Registration fee is $35 per rider until July 12th, and $40 after July 12th through to the day of the event. Children under twelve ride for free. Registration includes free t-shirt, breakfast and lunch. Showers available. Checks can be made payable to "Our Community Place", or you may make payment through PayPal, or you may register at active.com.
Sunday
July 27
Boy Scout Century Bicycle Tour  La Plata, MD.
14, 25, 50, 75 and 100 miles through historic Southern Maryland. Cycle on the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail on-road route and Booth's Escape Route. The event is fully supported with well-marked color-coded routes, rest stops and SAG wagon. Rides start and end at the Charles County Government Building, 200 Baltimore St La Plata, MD 20646. Rides end with after-ride food and entertainment. Proceeds benefit Boy Scout programs in Charles County. Registration for $35 for the main ride (routes of 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles) and $15 for the 14-mile youth route. Add $5 if you want an event t-shirt. Online registration at www.BSAcentury.com
Sunday
July 27
Firefighter 50 Bike Ride Pleasant Valley, MD (6 miles west of Westminster, MD).
30, 50 and 100 miles through the beautiful county side of Carroll and Frederick Counties in Maryland and Adams County in Pennsylvania. There is also the Dirty 30 which is a combination of paved and dirt roads. One interesting area on the Century loop is the Lost Valley area north of Emmitsburg, MD.; it is like stepping back in time. This event is a fundraiser the Pleasant Valley Fire Department in Westminster, MD. Registration of $30 includes lunch  and door prizes. Optional t-shirt for $15.  Registration at active.com.
Monday
Aug 1 -
Saturday
Aug 6
Wheels for Wells: Mid-Atlantic Water Tour Nags Head, NC to Ocean City, NJ
365 miles along the East Coast from the beautiful beaches of Nag’s Head, NC to the breathtaking shores of the Ocean City, NJ. Major cities en route include Virginia Beach, Salisbury, Chincoteague, and Dewey. Throughout the tour the team will help create awareness for the global water crisis and in particular how it affects villages and cities in North Africa. The goal is to raise over $100,000 for clean water projects in Sub-Sahara Africa.
Saturday
Aug 7
Buy Fresh Bike Local Boiling Springs, PA.
10, 25 and 25 miles meandering through the rolling hills and farmland of Cumberland County, PA. Sponsored by the Capital Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Area Council to benefit the South Central PA Chapter of Buy Fresh Buy Local. All routes begin and end at South Middleton Park in Boiling Springs, PA. Participants will find a picnic meal waiting for them at nearby Dickinson College Farm, with dishes prepared by local chefs, caterers and farmers. Afterward, visit with vendors and local artisans or get a relaxing massage. Tickets for riders and non-riding participants are $25.00 per person and includes the picnic; 5.00 "Early Bird" discount if your registration is received by July 21.
Saturday
Aug 7
The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club Artie Levin Memorial Century Roanoke, VA.
25, 50 and 100 miles on the Historic '76 Bike route. The routes will travel towards Lexington which will be the turn around point for the Century. It will be a folded route –out and back. $40.00 for BRBC members and $50.00 for non-members until July 15,then $50.00 for members and $60.00 for non-members. Riders will receive a great goody bag, well stocked rest stops, full SAG support, and a delicious catered meal by Wildwood Smokehouse at the end of the ride. All finishers who register by July 24 will get a long-sleeve technical fiber shirt.
Saturday
Aug 4
Princeton Free Wheelers Bicycling Event West Windsor, NJ.
16, 23, 35, 50, 65 and 100 miles, from flats to rolling hills. Tour the New Jersey countryside on one of many rides from an easy 16 miles to a scenic century, from flats to rolling hills. Marked routes, cue sheets, rest stops with snacks, sags, free parking, and post-ride barbecue chicken lunch with music by DJ Sharon. Free t-shirt with pre-registration by July 25 or mail-in postmarked July 23. Price: $32 on-line; $35 mail-in; $35 day-of-ride (t-shirt not included); $10 for 16 yrs. and under.
Friday
Aug 2
Bike to the Beach Washington, DC to Dewey  Beach, DE.
104 miles from  Gonzaga High school in DC to Dewey Beach to benefit Autism Speaks. Standard Registration: $125.00 Individual registration for charity event includes custom B2B bike jersey, full-ride support, food, hydration, and finish-line festivities. Non-fundraiser registration: $500.00.
Saturday
Aug 9
Cumberland Valley Century Boonsboro, MD.
25, 64 and 103 miles through some of the most fabulous scenery in the area. The metric and century routes visit the C&O Canal National Historic Park and the Antietam National Battlefield. Scenic new routes loop riders through the central start/finish at San Mar. Eat lunch when you want or shorten your mileage. The ride is presented by the Cumberland Valley Cycling Club and benefits the San Mar Childrens Home. Register before 8 am on 8/3/13 and save $5 per person; after this time the event price goes up to the "same day" price. Event day registration on site for the Century and Metric is $40 and $35 for the quarter century. 
Saturday
Aug 9
Ride To See Galena, MD.
15, 30, 40, 62.5 and 100 miles take in the scenery of the heartland of Kent County, Maryland, historic towns, and great country stores. The 100 mile route offers scenic views of the Chesapeake Bay, historic homes, antique and gift shops and picturesque countryside. $35 registration fee includes map, marked route, sag wagon and five food stops. Sponsored by the Galena Lions Club to benefit the blind.
Saturday
Aug 9
Eat A Peach Challenge Bike Ride Westminster, MD.
33, 67, and 100 miles through Carroll and Frederick Counties. Start and finish at the Peach Festival at the Carroll County Agricultural Center in Westminster, MD. Sponsored by Brain Injury Association of Maryland. Get together a team and have a great day, enjoy some peach cobbler, peach pie, and a peach sundae, and raise money for a good cause! Registration is $50 through July 31, then $60.
Saturday
Aug 17
Anthem Moonlight Ride Richmond, VA.
8 and 17 miles. Take in the sights and sounds of Richmond by bike... under a full moon... with 3,500 other riders decked out in crazy lights and costumes. Then top it off with pizza, ice cream, a live concert and a Blue Moon beer (for you 21-and-uppers!). Cost:   Adults/Youth 8 to 14 -  through April 30, $30/$10; May 1 - July 15, $35/$15; July 16 - August 14, $40/$20; Walk up registration, Aug. 16-17 $50/$25. Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on August 14
Saturday
Aug 20
Tour de Lions Ashland, VA.
12, 25, 50, 75 and 100 miles on scenic back roads of Hanover County, Virginia. The ride starts at and is sponsored by the Food Lion in Ashland, Virginia, one mile off I-95, 78 miles south of the Washington DC Beltway. Registration fee is $20.00 ($10.00 for participants under the age of 18), plus a minimum donation of $50 (adult) and $35 (kids) to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals of Richmond.
Friday
Aug 15 -
Sunday
Aug 17
Tour de Frederick Frederick, MD. 
8 or 20 miles Friday afternoon; 8, 33, 50, 62 or 100 miles on Saturday; 40-mile covered bridges ride on Sunday morning. Three days of different rides that highlight the beauty of Frederick County. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Frederick County. Register as part of a team with a minimum of six riders for $25 per rider plus minimum of $200 fundraising per rider. Team riders age 13 and up receive free event customized cycling jerseys with their team’s logo or name. All team riders also receive other goodies. Win Prizes! For Most Team Members, Most Raised in Pledges by an Individual and Most Pledges Raised by a Team. Register as an individual for $95 and no fundraising goal (does not include jersey, but can purchase a jersey for $95). All riders receive an event t-shirt. After your ride is finished Saturday, return to downtown Frederick’s Carroll Creek to enjoy a post-ride party and America’s ONLY High Wheeled Bicycle Race, just a few blocks from the party.
Sunday
Aug 17
Covered Bridge Metric Lancaster, PA.
15, 31 and 62 miles rides through some of Pennsylvania's most famous rural scenery, including six covered bridges. The proceeds from this ride fund the Lancaster Bicycle Club's grants program. Registration will be limited in number and will end in early July or when they reach a pre-determined number of participants, whichever comes first. There will be NO day of registration.
Saturday
Aug 23
Western Maryland Wheelmen Charity Ride Cumberland, MD.
21, 37, 75 and 102 miles through the beautiful mountains of Western Maryland from the historic C&O Canal terminus, at Canal Place, in quaint, victorian Cumberland. There is also a 30 mile GAP trail ride for those who prefer not to ride on the road. All proceeds benefits Salem's Children's Trust. Online registration by August 16 is $32 for GAP, 21 or 37 miles; $38 for 75 miles; $48 for 102 miles. Pre-registration includes a WMW Charity ride t-shirt. Same day registration is $40 for GAP, 21 or 37 miles; $48 for 75 or 102 miles.
Sunday
Aug 18
Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Philly Blue Bell, PA.
10 - to 100 miles through Pennsylvania countryside from Montgomery County Community College Campus. Registration is $45 through March 31. Minimum fundraising required is $250.
Saturday
Aug 16
Shorefire Century Middletown, DE.
35, 65, and 100 miles through flat to gently rolling farmland in central Delaware. Presented by the White Clay Bicycle Club. Registration fee of $20 ($25 on day of event) includes marked routes, cue sheets, sag wagons, food stops, and event souvenir. Optional: Shorefire tee-shirt – $30; pre-order by July 26.
Saturday
Aug 25
Hard Crab Century Crisfield, MD.
15, 65 and 100 mile routes along the many rolling roads of Somerset County including sweeping views of the Pocomoke forest and the Chesapeake Bay. The 100 mile ride will lead you through the Pocomoke forest with its abundance of wildlife and forest.  Visit the Crab Capital of the World in the town of Crisfield Md. BRING YOUR BIKE AND YOUR CRAB KNIFE. The ride benefits the American Heart Association and The Community Mediation Center of Somerset, Worcester and Wicomico County. $40 registration includes cue sheet/map, route marking and sag support, and rest stops providing bathrooms, food and drink and a finish line Crab Cake lunch special including drink. Registration 7 am to 9 am. Registrations can be made on line at www.CrabPlace.com  or by calling 410-968-2222, or at The Crab Place, 504 Maryland Avenue, Crisfield Md. 21817.
Saturday
Aug 23 -
Sunday
Aug 24
24 Hours of Booty Columbia, MD.
24 Hours of Booty is the Official 24-Hour Cycling Event of LIVESTRONG. The event brings together cyclists of all abilities and unites people who are passionate about fighting cancer. Held on a 2.1-mile traffic-free loop in Columbia's Gateway Business Park, 24 Hours of Booty raises vital funds for local and national cancer charities. Registration is $45 through January 31, $50 February 1-May 31, $55 June 1-July 31, $65 August 1-Event Weekend. Requires a minimum fundraising goal of $200.
Sunday
Aug 24
Reston Century Reston, VA.
35, 65, and 100 miles. The challenging Century and Metric routes follow beautiful rolling rural roads through scenic historical towns. The Half-Metric is relatively flat. Post-tour festival from 12:30 pm till 5 pm at the Reston Town Center Pavilion. $45 until Aug. 3 includes t-shirt (size as ordered), $60 from August 4 to August 23 includes t-shirt (size as available). $75 on the day of the ride.
Sunday
Aug 31
Citicorp Sponsored American Heart Association Bike Ride Hagerstown, MD.
25, 37, 62 and 100 miles.  The 25 mile route crosses one covered bridge in Franklin County PA, then continues through rural roads in PA.  The metric route crosses two covered PA bridges, then continues to roll along through beautiful PA farm land, past Whitetail Ski resort into Maryland passing Blairs Valley Lake for a rest stop…through Clear Spring MD and back towards State Line PA.  Terrain is rolling, no mountains but beautiful mountain views. Enjoy a fully supported ride with a grilled lunch at the end.  Online registration is $30 by August 29; registration on the day of the ride is $35 (opens at 7am) with ALL proceeds going to the American Heart Association. Register at https://www.bikereg.com22569 or email michael.frazee@citi.com
Saturday
Aug 27
Ride for Life Davidsonville, MD.
20 and 40 mile rides through scenic southern Anne Arundel County. Registration at 7 am, ride begins at 8 am. Ride begins and ends at Chesapeake Christian Fellowship, 377 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, 21035. All proceeds go to American Cancer Society. Registration fee of $25 includes tek shirt. Register using Pay Pal at chesapeakechristianfellowship.org or send a check along with your name and address to the address above. Helmet required; must be at least 18 years of age. Must have helmet and be at least 18 years of age. Additional info: 410-798-1413.
Saturday
Aug 30
Bay Country Century Owings, MD.
25, 50, 62 or 100 miles on the Chesapeake Bay's western shore. Sponsored by the Annapolis Bicycle Racing Team (ABRT). Pre-registration fee is $30.00 through July 31, then $40 to August 27; registration on day of the ride is $50. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the St. Leonard Fire Department.
Saturday
Aug 27
Round the Valley Lebanon, PA. (between Harrisburg and Reading, PA)
25, 62 and 100 miles through the Lebanon Valley's Amish farmland, with spectacular views and lightly traveled roads. You may need to share the road with horse drawn vehicles as the plain folk move between farm, fields and market. Sponsored by the Lebanon Valley Bicycle Coalition and the Lebanon Valley Conservancy to raise money for  the conservation and preservation of the region's cultural, historical and natural resources.  $30.00 for metric and century. $20.00 for 25 mile ride. Age 12 and under is $12.50. Registration fee increases $10.00 on the day of the event. Commemorative tee shirts are available for $10.00 and must be ordered by August 5. Online registration at active.com.
Saturday
Aug 25
Western Maryland Wheelmen Charity Road Ride Cumberland, MD.
25, 37, 64 and 100 miles from the historic C&O Canal terminus, Canal Place, in quaint Victorian Cumberland, Maryland. Escape the heat with a ride in the beautiful mountains of Western Maryland. All rides include SAG support, well stocked rest stops every 20 miles, and lunch. Preregistration by August 21 is $32 for 25 or 37 miles; $37  for 64 or 100 miles. Same day registration is $35 for 25 or 37 miles; $40 for 64 or 100 miles. Proceeds benefit the Maryland Salem Children's Trust. www.mdsalem.com. Online registration at www.bikereg.com.
Saturday
Aug 27 - Sunday
Aug 28
Timmy's Century North Bend State Park, near Parkersburg, WV.
105 miles (58 miles on Saturday and 47 miles on Sunday). Enjoy cycling on the North Bend Rail Trail, a 72-mile long, mostly crushed stone multi-use trail in the heart of West Virginia. This event raises funds for the Timothy Quigley Foundation, an organization established to help relieve the financial burdens of families that are currently suffering from the emotional and financial stress of childhood cancer. Registration fee is $35 until July 31, $45 on or after July 31. Riders must raise a minimum of $300. The ride is fully supported including a professional bike mechanic and supplies, massage therapists, daily route maps, emergency phone numbers, sag vehicles to carry your personal gear, and overnight lodging at North Bend State Park. Breakfast and dinner will be at the Lodge and sponsored by local businesses and there are regular food and water stops along each days route that is sponsored by local groups in the area. Register by August 12 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.
Saturday
Sept 6
 Lake Anna Century Classic Spotsylvania, VA.
60 and 100 miles around scenic Lake Anna and through the quiet and rolling Piedmont of Spotsylvania, Orange, Louisa, and Hanover counties in central Virginia. Having no mountain climbs, traffic, or anything larger than a village to contend with, this classic is the perfect opportunity to satisfy any cyclist’s century goals.  There will be a mass start at 8:00am from Spotsylvania High School.  Registration fee of $40 by April 1st ($45 day of ride) includes t-shirt.  Add $4 to register through active.com. All proceeds will benefit Law Enforcement United
Saturday
Sept 6
BBC Civil War Century Thurmont, MD.
25, 51, 64, 75 and 102 miles. Presented by the Baltimore Bicycling Club. Registration is $40. Optional long sleeve t-shirt is $20 ($22 for XXL). The event is limited to 1600 participants. FULL. NO Walk-in Registration.
Saturday
Sept 6
Skipjack Bike Tour Deal Island Harbor, 14 miles west of Princess Anne, MD.
15, 30 and 65miles through marshlands, wildlife areas and picturesque harbors on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. If you’re looking for a ride where the roads have very little traffic and the number of riders is in the hundreds instead of the thousands, this is the ride for you. Benefits the Deal Island/Chance Volunteer Fire Company. Location: Deal Island Harbor - From Princess Anne, go 14 miles west on Route 363, turn right after bridge at harbor. $30 before Aug. 31, then $40. T-shirts for all riders, rest stops, EMS available, sag wagon, and unforgettable "Brownies." Come for the weekend and bring your Kayaks For information about Somerset County and places to stay go to: www.visitsomerset.com
Saturday
Sept 6
Lakes and Grapes Century Fredericksburg, VA.
20, 40, 50, 75 and 100 miles along Virginia’s rural roads. This year’s Century will include 5 different picturesque views of Lake Anna. Riders on the 50, 75 and 100 will have a rest stop at the award-winning Lake Anna Winery. Taste some of the finest wine in Virginia. Buy your favorites and have the bottles delivered to at the finish line. (Don’t forget to bring a credit card or money so you don’t’ miss out on your soon-to-be favorite wines.) And new for this year is a 20-mile guided ride. For those new to cycling, this year’s guided 20 miler will be the perfect course for you as a ride leader will be with you all the way. This is your perfect opportunity to ride with an experienced ride leader and become familiar with cycling on roads in Virginia. And just like last year, we will be providing some of the best post-ride food of any century ride. Registration for 100, 75, 55, 40 miles is $45 through August 31, then $60; $25 for 20 miles through August 31, then $30.  Proceeds for this ride go to the Ron Rosner Family YMCA of Spotsylvania County, a not- for- profit organization which helps improves the lives of citizens in Spotsylvania County.
Saturday
Sept 6
Amish Country Bike Tour Dover, DE.
15, 25, 50, 62 and 100-mile loops through the flatlands of Delaware’s Amish farmlands. All ages and abilities; rest stops including the famous Amish school house where the Amish serve homebaked pies and cookies. Plenty of healthy food stops. After-tour party, live music, yard games and catered picnic. Sponsored by Kent County Tourism to benefit local non-profit organizations. Early bird registration (through July 31): $40/adults, $20 ages 5-16, under 5 free. August 1 - September 6:  $60/adults, $30 ages 5-16, under 5 free.
Sunday
Sept 7
Southern Maryland Fall Century - the Indian Head 100 Indian Head, MD.
16, 29, 43, 60 and 100 miles through the Potomac Heritage Area of Southern Maryland. Enjoy riding on shaded roads with little traffic as you pedal to rest stops at the Mattawoman Creek Art Center in Smallwood State Park, a bluff overlooking the Potomac at Riverside, Saint Ignatius Church at Chapel Point, and the Thomas Stone Historic House. Your registration fee includes cue sheets and marked routes, rest stops with food and drink, SAG support, and an after-ride picnic. Registration is $20 through July 31; $30 from August 1 to September 3; $40 on the day of the ride. Online registration closes September 3. Optional t-shirt is $15 and must be ordered by August 18. More information and registration at www.ohbike.org/century.
Saturday
Sept 15
Pecometh Upper Shore Century Centreville, MD.
12, 33, 72 and 100 miles from the Pool Pavilion of Camp Pecometh, 136 Bookers Wharf Road, Centreville, MD 21617. Autumn is a wonderful time to cycle around the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland. Pecometh welcomes cyclists to our inaugural bicycling adventure. The routes are flat and explore the scenery of Queen Anne’s, Kent, and Caroline counties. Proceeds will benefit Camp Pecometh’s children’s programs. Pre-registration fee is $30 until August 15; then $35 thereafter; $40 day of ride. Optional: Pecometh Upper Shore Century Sport-Tek Shirt - $15; pre-order by August 15. Online registration at active.com.
Saturday
Sept 15
Piedmont Wine Challenge Bike Ride DeJon Vineyards, Hydes, MD.
6 Mile Family Ice Cream ride, 25 mile Pink Ribbon Ride, metric century and The Piedmont Wine Challenge century ride. The metric and century routes will ride pass all or some of the Piedmont Wine Trail wineries. Proceeds raised go to support the local breast cancer programs of The Red Devils and The Active Survivor Network. Registration is $40 until 9/2-2012 and $45 after 9/2/2012 and on site and includes lunch, supported rest areas, SAG. Raffle tickets can be purchased online at www.bike4breastcancer.org  after 5/1/2012 and prizes will be awarded at the post ride party. Register at www.active.com. For more information contact Adele at bike4breastcancer@hotmail.com
Saturday
Sept 15
Saint Michaels Historic Century Saint Michaels, MD.
25, 62.5 and 100 miles on flat country roads, great for training as well as sightseeing. Join special guest Bob Roll (Tour de France cyclist/commentator) and be a part of the Bike Doctor Tradition! Bicycle with friends or individually to the most scenic places surrounding historic Talbot County. The full Century route has a 20-minute ferry ride across the Tred Avon River to Oxford. There will be support staff at St. Michael's Elementary School and staffed aid stations along the route. Check in and late Registration for the ride begins at 7:00 a.m. Start time is at 8:00 a.m., and strongly urge everyone to leave at this time. Riders can pick up their registration packets at the St. Michaels Elementary School. $45 registration before September 13. Day of registration will be available for $50/rider. T-Shirts will be given to pre-registered riders only.
Saturday
Sept 13
St Mary's Century to Benefit the Semper Fi Fund Drayden, MD.
25, 50, 68 and 104 miles where cyclists enjoy the quiet rural charm of St. Mary’s County. Steeped in history and culture, Southern Maryland is laced with quiet country roads. The St. Mary’s Century is partnering with the Semper Fi Fund, a wonderful charity that provides support to injured Marines and their families. They have options for riders of various abilities. Routes are flat to rolling, with occasional hills. All rest stops have real bathrooms (no port-a-potties). The rest stops will be well-stocked with traditional items as well as local specialties. Whether you ride the entire 100 miles or the shorter routes, count on the hospitality and friendliness cyclists have experienced on each previous Amish Hundred rides. At the end of the ride enjoy the festivities and delicious food. The rides start from Dennis Point Marina located at 46555 Dennis Point Road, Drayden MD, 20630. Registration and packet pickup is from 7:00-9:00 am and century riders are required to start no later than 9:00 am. Registration is $55 at http://www.active.com/drayden-md/cycling/races/st-mary-s-century-to-benefit-the-semper-fi-fund-2014
Sunday
Sept 14
Larry's Ride Reisterstown, MD.
20 to 75 miles through beautiful, scenic and challenging terrain in Baltimore County. Stay afterwards for the lunch barbecue celebration with music, socializing and activities! This is a Bike Maryland fundraiser for bicycle safety issues and programs. Registration to open in June.
Sunday
Sept 14
Shenandoah Valley Century Harrisonburg, VA .
25, 50, and 100 miles through the scenic and historic Shenandoah Valley sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition.
Sunday
Sep 15
Three Creek Century Carlisle, PA.
25, 50, 75 and 100 miles through the scenic Cumberland Valley of central Pennsylvania. Ride on lightly traveled roads along and over the Conodoguinet, Yellow Breeches and Big Spring creeks which feed the Susquehanna river. Cue sheets, sag wagons and rest stops are provided for all routes as well as markings on the road to guide the riders on the routes. This event is well known for its homemade cookies, soup and other great food. Most of the routes offer gentle terrain, although one of the 25 mile routes contains some challenging hills. The Three Creek Century is a sponsored by and is a major source of operating funds for the Harrisburg Bicycle Club. The cost of registration is $20 if postmarked by August 15th, $25 if postmarked between August 16th and August 30th and $30 after August 31st. Riders under age 18 are $5. Be sure to order a commemorative moisture wicking long-sleeved t-shirt, perfect for fall weather! Costs only $20 and must be ordered by 8/15/10 (either on-line or via mail).
Saturday
Sept 21
Tour de Talbot Easton, MD.
20, 65, and 100 miles through the beautiful flat countryside and historic towns of Talbot County on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Beginning at MEBA Engineering School along Saint Michaels Road, this beautiful ride will take you all around the scenic back roads of Talbot County and each rest stop is located in a water front location. This ride will be fully supported with SAG support, mapped routes, food and drinks at rest stops and an after ride bar-b-que. This will be the Tour de Talbots 9th Annual ride to support clean rivers in on the eastern shore and a cleaner Chesapeake Bay. The Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy is a non-profit organization located in Easton, MD that is dedicated to improving water quality and furthering environmental awareness throughout the eastern shore area. The Century and 65 mile ride start at 7:30 am; the family ride will follow at 9:30 am. Benefits the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and protection of the Choptank River, Eastern Bay, and the Miles and Wye Rivers.  $50; $60 after August 31 and on day of event. Kids under 16 FREE!! Register by August 31 and get lunch and T-shirt.
Saturday
Sept 21
Rappahannock Rough Ride  Washington, VA.
12, 32 and 60 miles over paved roads; or a 20-mile or 30-mile paved and unpaved course. The Rappahannock Rough Ride is a self-paced, multi-level cycling challenge for the recreational or serious cyclist, covering some of Virginia's most beautiful countryside. The ride benefits the Fauquier Free Clinic. $40 Adult; $30 Child under 12.  Registration includes a t-shirt. Online registration at active.com. On-site registration available Saturday morning.
Saturday
Sept 17
Greater Maryland Bike4BreastCancer Bike Ride Bel Air, MD.
12, 25, 40, 62 and 100 miles (combining the 40 and 62 mile routes through Harford County. Proceeds raised will go to support the programs of The Active Survivor Network and The Red Devils. Registration will open at 7 AM. Marked routes, SAG, rest stops, cue sheets, maps provided as well as lunch from 11 to 3. Massages will be available due to the generously donated service of Siesta Massage Therapy Associates. Registration is $30 by September 4, 2011 and $35 after September 4, 2011 as well as on site-registration. Includes lunch from 11 to 3.
Saturday
Sept 21
Bike Shenandoah Harrisonburg, VA.
5, 15, 30, 62 or 100 miles from Eastern Mennonite School, 801 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22802. Maps for the routes are provided; rest stops with locally prepared foods are along the way. This is a charity ride which benefits service agencies.
Saturday
Sept 22
Ride for Health Bike Tour Westminster, MD.
8, 31 and 62 miles (metric century) through the rolling hills of Carroll County from the Carroll County Agriculture Center. This ride is not flat, but very beautiful! Sponsored by Access Carroll to raise funds to help provide health care for uninsured people of all ages. Pre-registration is $40 ($20 for children 15 and under) by Wednesday, August 31. Registration fee includes commemorative t-shirt (pre-registrants), light pre-ride breakfast, rest stops featuring treats, cookies and other refreshments during the ride, and lunch after the ride. Onsite registration will be available the day of the ride. Ride is in partnership with The Maryland Wine Festival.
Saturday
Sept 21 -
Sunday
Sept 22
Bike MS: Bike to the Bay Dover, DE.
75, 100, 150, and 175 mile routes from Dover; 45 mile route from Felton; 17 mile route from Milton. Sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Registration fee is $35 to $55 depending on registration date. Riders are also required to raise a minimum of $300.
Saturday
Sept 24
Pocomoke Warrior Ride Pocomoke City, MD
15, 35 and 70 miles through southern Worcester County on some beautiful, lightly traveled roads from Newtown Park in Pocomoke City, MD (about an hour south of Ocean City, MD). Sponsored by the Pocomoke High School Athletic Boosters. Registration for  adults is $35 per rider until Aug 25th, after that $45. T-shirts are included for all registrations until Aug 24th, T-shirts may be included for those who register after Aug 24th, but on a first come, first served basis. This will be a nice warm-up ride before the Seagull Century on 15 October.
Saturday
Sept 21
Haiti 80 Family Fun Bike Ride Severna Park, MD
10, 50 miles (80 kilometers) and 62.5 (metric century) between Annapolis and the BWI Airport Trail to provide funds for the education of the children of Gros Morne, Haiti. Event starts and ends at the Severna Park Community Center, 623 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard Severna Park, MD. Start times from 7:00-11:30 am with end at 2:00 pm. Ice cream social at end of ride. Well-marked routes, on-trail support, and enroute snacks at rest stops throughout each route. All proceeds benefit the La Resurrection School in Haiti. Registration fee for adult riders is $40 before  September 13, then $45; Youth 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult; Virtual riders for same price. All profits go to support the Haiti mission of St Martin's in-the-Field Episcopal Church.
Saturday
Sept 22
Larry's Ride Upperco, MD. (30 miles northwest of Baltimore beltway)
15 to 63 miles in Baltimore County from Spring Meadows Farm. This is a Bike Maryland fund raising event to raise awareness of bicyclists and bicycle safety issues. On April 6th, 2010, Larry Bensky was tragically killed while riding his bike on Butler Road, near Falls Road in Baltimore County. This event was created by his wife, Tami Bensky, and a group of Larry’s friends to remember and honor Larry’s life while bringing attention to the need for increased driver awareness on our roads. All are welcome to join in supporting this great cause.  The routes are currently under development. An end of ride celebration including a delicious lunch for all registered participants is included!
Saturday
Sept 24
Bath County Harvest Moon Festival Century and Metric Ride Warm Springs, VA.
61 and 102 miles through hills around Warm Springs. Presented by the Bath County Tourism with proceeds to benefit bicycling in Bath County, Virginia. $50 until 9/1 at 9 pm, price then goes to $60. Make it a weekend at the Bath County Harvest Moon Festival, with music, food, and vendors at the Farmers Market in downtown Hot Springs.
Sunday
Sept 21
Back Roads Century Berryville, VA.
25, 30, 50, 65 and 100 miles in the Shenandoah Valley.  Presented by the Potomac Pedalers Touring Club (PPTC). $45 until July 31, $50 until August 31 ($5 discount for PPTC members). $85 from September 1 to September 14.  Registration is limited to 2,300 riders. There will be no onsite registration! SOLD OUT!!!
Sunday
Sept 25
Charity Bike Tour & Family Festival Hunt Valley, MD
5, 15, 30 and 60 miles from Oregon Ridge Park in Hunt Valley will take cyclists along country roads in northern Baltimore County. This event is hosted by There Goes My Hero Foundation. Registration starts at 6:00 a.m., with a shot-gun start at 9:00 a.m. Registration Fees are: $35 for 5 mile ride, $50 for 15 mile and 30 mile ride, and $100 for 60 mile ride. Fee includes event tee shirt, protein snacks, rest stop refreshments, and admission to the Family Festival, including lunch and live entertainment. There Goes My Hero is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization whose mission is to restore hope to Leukemia patients and their families by increasing bone marrow registrants, providing nutritious meals, and supporting blood cancer research. For more information, go to www.theregoesmyhero.org or call 410-299-1422.
Sunday
Sept 22
Gran Fondo National Championship Frederick, MD.
32, 62 and 100 miles, with the 100 mile loop having 10,000 feet of climbing. Must register by 4/7/12 to receive an event T-shirt. Register now to avoid price increases. Current price $95, $75, $50. This event raises funds for the Fredrick Bicycle Coalition. Funds are earmarked to promote youth cycling activities.
Sunday
Sept 22
??? Mt. Airy, MD.
14, 35 or 63 miles from the Linganore Winecellars in Mt. Airy, finishing with lunch and a wine tasting. Sponsored by the National MS Society. $25 registration fee plus a minimum of $150 fundraising.
Friday
Sept 26 -
Sunday
Sept 28
Lancaster Weekend Lancaster, PA..
Three days of cycling the scenic, rolling roads of the Amish heartland, with rides ranging from 16 to 61 miles. Lodging on Friday and Saturday nights at the Mill Stream Country Inn. All rooms have two queen beds and cable TV. An indoor storage room for bikes is provided.  Wine, cheese and dessert parties in the Mill Stream’s hospitality room on Friday and Saturday evenings. Deluxe continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday at the Mill Stream Country Inn. Buffet dinner on Saturday at the Bird-in-Hand Restaurant. (Friday dinner is on your own.) Complimentary rooms for showering on Sunday. $220 for double occupancy. $20 less for members of the Baltimore Bicycling Club; $115 more for single occupancy.
Saturday
Sept 27
Washington DC Tour de Cure Washington, DC.
13, 33 and 50 miles from Freedom Plaza in downtown DC. Ride among the monuments on a closed course in downtown DC, then extend into some great riding roads in Montgomery County Maryland. Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association to raise money for diabetes research, advocacy and educational programs. Registration fee of $15.00. All cyclists must meet the fundraising minimum of $250 in addition to the registration fee. Riders receive a commemorative Tour de Cure T-shirt on the day of the event.
Saturday
Sept 27
Seagull Century Salisbury, MD.
62 and 100 miles. The Seagull Century is a little earlier in this year, due, in part, to campus athletic schedules in October and to religious observations that would impact riders.  Registration will open on May 15, 2014.
Saturday
Sept 27
Cycling for Our Heroes Belcamp, MD.
13.5, 31, and 43.5 mile rides with great views of the Bush River on the Chesapeake Bay and Harford County, Maryland. Water's Edge Event Center, Belcamp, Maryland To benefit the Fisher House Foundation, which serves our Military and their Families who visit Military and VA Medical Facilities with housing and transportation.  Sign up and learn more at www.lionscyclingforsight.org and www.facebook.com/LionsCyclingforSight.Org.
Sunday
Sept 28
Tour du Port Baltimore, MD. 
15 to 65 miles through charming neighborhoods, historic port areas and beautiful parks on rolling routes out of Baltimore City. All routes enter Fort McHenry and the #1 Aquarium Rest Stop. After the ride enjoy a celebration with free lunch, live music, exhibitors, free yoga and more! Tour du Port is an annual Bike Maryland's fundraiser supporting bike advocacy and education. NOTE THAT DATE HAS CHANGED FROM SEPTEMBER 21 TO SEPTEMBER 28
Sunday
Sept 28
Cannonball Century Fredericksburg, VA., VA.
30, 67 or 102 mile routes over flat to fairly hilly roads through scenic central Virginia. Presented by the Fredericksburg Cyclists Club.  Registration fees include cue sheets, well-stocked rest stops with homemade goodies, support vehicles, mechanical support from Olde Towne Bicycles and a free post-ride meal. $35.00 pre-registration/$50.00 day of event/ under 12 free. T-shirts are available for pre-registrants for an extra fee of $12. There may be few for sale on the event day. On-site registration is open from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Routes open from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday
Oct 5
HERO-PALOOZA Oregon Ridge Park, Hunt Valley, MD.
12, 25 or a 60 miles for cyclists. Runners will participate in a 5K, USATF Certified Course. Walkers will participate in a non-timed, family-friendly 5K Walk. Cyclists and Runners will enjoy event tee shirts, and rest stops with refreshments. With every mile you ride, run or walk, you can raise money to help individuals and families with Leukemia and other blood cancers. Great swag items for fundraising efforts. $25 registration includes an event t-shirt.  For an additional $10, you can participate in a post-ride celebration Crab Feast/Cookout at The Family Festival. Net proceeds from HERO-PALOOZA benefit There Goes My Hero Foundation – Providing Hope and Nourishment to Leukemia Patients and Their Families.
Saturday
Oct 4
Culpeper Cycling Century Culpeper, VA.
35, 65 and 100 miles of countryside riding with great scenic beauty and paved roads in Culpeper County during the most colorful season - Fall! Ride starts at 8:30 am at The Bike Stop, 120 W. Culpeper St. Culpeper VA 22701. The ride will benefit the Culpeper Recreation Foundation as they strive to achieve their mission of promoting recreation in Culpeper County. Your registration fee will go towards expenses related the building of TWO new playgrounds for the county youth! Rest stops are offered approximately every 20 miles. Each rest stop will have food, water, restrooms (most are indoor), and first aid kits. BOX LUNCHES will be provided on the 65 and 100 mile routes. Special event long sleeve t-shirts will be provided to the first 500 registered cyclists. To guarantee your t-shirt size be sure to register by September 5. After September 5, t-shirt sizes are on a first come-first served basis. Registration fee by September 5 (includes long-sleeve t-shirt for first 500 to register): $35 for the 33-mile route, and $45 for the 65 and 100 mile routes ( includes box lunch) . For late registration after September 5 and on the day of the ride (shirt not guaranteed) - add $10 to fee. Registrations will not be accepted between 9/29-10/3. Day of Registration will begin at 6:00 am on 10/4 – please remember Check or Cash (exact change) only please – credit cards are not accepted on October 4th.
Saturday
Oct 5
Culpeper Cycling Century Culpeper, VA.
35, 65 and 100 miles of countryside riding with great scenic beauty and paved roads in Culpeper County during the most colorful season - Fall! Ride starts at 8:30 am at The Bike Stop, 120 W. Culpeper St. Culpeper VA 22701. The ride will benefit the Culpeper Recreation Foundation as they strive to achieve their mission of promoting recreation in Culpeper County. Your registration fee will go towards expenses related to trails, athletic fields, and concession stands. Rest stops are offered approximately every 20 miles. Each rest stop will have food, water, res trooms (most are indoor), and first aid kits. BOX LUNCHES will be provided on the 65 and 100 mile routes. Support vehicles will be monitoring the route throughout the day and will provide assistance as necessary. Registration fee by September 5 (includes long-sleeve t-shirt for first 500 to register): 33 mile - $35; 65 and 100 mile ( box lunch) - $45. For late registration after September 5 and day of event (shirt not guaranteed) - add $10 to fee.
Saturday
Oct 6
Valley Rally Bike Ride Clear Brook, VA. (6 miles north of Winchester, VA.)
10 (Family Route), 25, 50, 65 (metric century), and 100 miles through the beautiful Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.  Registration fee of $35 includes t-shirt. Ride benefits Boy Scouts of America.
Sunday
Oct 2
Gran Fondo Colnago Washington, D.C.
100 miles, 100 km and 50 km. “Gran Fondo” means “Big Ride” in Italian. Gran Fondos are long distance, mass-participation cycling events – not races – that are immensely popular in Italy.  Participation is open to recreational and competitive amateur cyclists, and tens of thousands of riders of all abilities participate.
Saturday
Oct  5
Seagull Century Salisbury, MD.
62 and 100 miles. Cyclists choosing the 100-mile Century have two routes from which to choose—the Assateague Century or Snow Hill Century. In addition, there is the Princess Anne Metric Century (62 miles).
$60 by September 10, then $75 until September 31. $90 on October 1-5. NO registration on day of the ride. Includes t-shirt. Sea Gull Century 2013 Registration opens online on Wednesday, May 15th at Noon.
Saturday
Oct 13
Savage Century Newark, DE
40, 60, 75 or 100 miles. Come out and enjoy one of the most scenic, yet most difficult (if you choose), rides in the area. Routes begin & end in Newark, Delaware, and travel thru northeast Maryland, and Lancaster & Chester Counties in Pennsylvania. Registration is 7AM-9AM, ride start 7:30. Leaves from W. L. Gore facility, Newark. Registration fee is $20 until Sept. 28, then $25.
Sunday
Oct 12
Law Enforcement Ride and Run to Remember  National Harbor, MD.
30 and 55 miles from National Harbor on routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. The Law Enforcement Ride & Run to Remember is a fun, community-oriented event designed to honor the contribution and sacrifice law enforcement officers make every day and encourage community support for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. $50 registration fee, and each participant is required to raise at least $72 in honor of the law enforcement officer lives lost on September 11, 2001, the deadliest day in law enforcement history. 
Saturday
Oct 12
Page County Grown Century Luray, VA.
26, 55 and 100 miles on mostly back roads throughout Page County (a unique and historic section of the Shenandoah Valley which lies between Massanutten Mountain to the west and the Blue Ridge to the East) visiting area farms as well as downtown Shenandoah. Presented by Pace Valley Cycling. Century $50; Half-Century $45; and Quarter Century $40: (price includes t-shirt and food).   Day of registration is allowed, but you MUST register online to guarantee a tee-shirt and food. All proceeds beyond expenses to benefit Page County Grown, supporting local growers and the local economy. Once you reach the finish at Performing Arts Luray, you will be treated to Page County Grown food and entertainment.
Friday
Oct 18-
Sunday
Oct 20
Shenandoah Fall Foliage Festival Staunton, VA.
10 to 100 miles. Saturday routes extend into eastern Augusta County with lunch in New Hope, a small picturesque village. Visit Grand Caverns before or after lunch. For shorter routes, drive to the lunch site and select a route ranging from 12 to 32 miles. Sunday routes go into southern Augusta and Rockbridge counties with distances from 10 to 34 miles. Camping or sleeping in the gym is available.
Saturday
Oct 19
Rotary Club FallFest Bike Ride Waldorf, MD.
31 and 61 miles through historic and well preserved Charles County, featuring the Indian Head Trail, Port Tobacco, Potomac River, and Mattawan Creek. After the ride, enjoy the FallFest with lots of fun, entertainment, art festival and concert. Local artists will display their paintings and craftwork while local produce will be provided by the farmers market. The cost of the event is $35.00 for early registration and $45.00 five days prior to the day of the event. Free bag and shirts for early registration. Online registration at https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=4210703. The FallFest is an annual fundraising event which benefits the Charles County Library Reading Programs and Neighborhood.
Saturday
Oct 19
Crop Hop Gilbert Run Regional Park, MD.
Rides available between 5-63 miles - a bike tour of Southern Maryland farms offering riders a unique experience touring the food and farms of Charles County. Sponsored by the Southern Maryland Agriculture Development Commission and Charles County, with all money raised going to help low income communities receive fresh, local produce with the help of the Southern Maryland Food Bank. Riders will stop periodically to tour farms and refresh themselves on locally oriented snacks. Riders will also receive a meal upon completing their routes cooked locally and consisting of local ingredients. Registration fee is $60 for the 30-63 mile rides; $40 for the 10-20 mile ride; $40 adults, $20 children under 14, (kids pulled behind bikes ride free) for the short (~5 mile) family ride.
Saturday
Oct 19
Shelter Century Fall Foliage Ride St. Michaels, MD.
11, 31 and 62.5 miles. Proceeds will benefit the Talbot Interfaith Shelter - a cold weather homeless shelter in Talbot County, MD. The fall foliage ride takes cyclists through five picturesque waterside villages in Talbot County, sharing the view with skipjacks, local watermen and sailboat races on the Miles River and the Chesapeake Bay. Starting and ending at the St. Michaels Elementary School, the town of St. Michaels offers cyclists and their families shopping, dining and historic lodging. The event is a ride, not a race, and is fun for the entire family. Rest stops are available for all courses with light food, refreshments and restrooms. All cyclists are treated with homemade pies of every kind at the end of the event, and cyclists on the 31 mile and 62.5 mile rides are invited to the St. Michaels Crab and Steak House for free beer and crab balls on the town’s waterfront afterwards. Registration fee: 11-mile Family Fun Ride - $45 for family (2 adults and two minor children), $25 adult, $15 for student (max age 21).  31 and 62.5-mile routes - $52 before September 15, $60 from September 16 to October 17, $70 on day of ride, $15 for student (max age 21).
Sunday
Oct 21
Cycle for Life Herrington Harbour South, Rose Haven, MD.
20 miles, 40 miles or 62.5 miles through some of the most scenic landscapes in Maryland. Cycle at your own pace, starting at 8 am. Enjoy a family friendly after party with refreshments, beer garden and entertainment. The Aptalis CF Cycle for Life at Herrington Harbour features well-stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics along the route, support vehicles, ride marshals, meals and much more. Cyclists are required to raise a minimum of $165 to participate, registration is $25.
Saturday
Oct 25
The Crop Hop Nottingham, MD. (Prince George's County)
The Crop Hop is a bike tour designed to highlight the connection between farms, fresh food and good health, and to help provide fresh farm foods to low-income families in Southern Maryland. This year, the Crop Hop has some new and exciting developments! Not only will there be cycling opportunities for riders of all levels, but non-bikers can also participate in canoeing and kayaking throughout the day. Additionally, this is the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Bladensburg of the War of 1812, during which armies marched and fought on farms along the Patuxent River (see http://www.princegeorges1812.org/). So in addition to cycling to farms, canoeing, and kayaking, families will also be able to enjoy educational, entertaining war re-enactments. As always, early registration comes with a local lunch, locally-sourced snacks and a commemorative t-shirt. The routes and farms will be set up in late spring, and registration will be open soon! Watch the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheCropHop for updates and announcements!
Saturday
Oct 25
The Great Pumpkin Ride Warrenton, VA.
24, 43 and 71 miles. (Tentative date and distances)  Sponsored by the Fauquier Trails Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development & operation of a countywide greenway system for the benefit of the people of Fauquier County.
Saturday
Oct 25
Between the Waters Bike Tour Onancock, VA.
25, 40, 60 or 100 miles through interesting historic towns and communities and along back roads to scenic rest stops that overlook the Atlantic seaside and the Chesapeake Bay. This one day bike tour is an ecotourism event and fundraiser for Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore, a non-profit organization serving Northampton and Accomack counties. $40 per adult rider by Oct. 1, then $50. $15 for rider 7-12 yrs by October 1, then $20. Riders 6 years and under are free(no t-shirt). Fee includes lunch, rest stops with refreshments, t-shirt and cue sheets. 

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