Richmond Area Bicycling Association Non-RABA Events Non-RABA Cycling Related Events

Catoctin Challenge

Frederick County Maryland

July 29 & 30, 2017

This year the Catoctin Challenge is pleased to be raising funds for The League at Camp Greentop.

The League for People with Disabilities' Camp Greentop provides a summer camp, located in Frederick County Maryland, for youth and adults with disabilities such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrome and traumatic brain injury.

The Catoctin Challenge provides cyclists with great food, entertainment, ice cold adult and other beverages, and surprise entertainment. This is a you-don't-want-to-miss great bicycle ride.

We limit our participants to 100 riders so that we can treat them right! No long lines, no hassle registration - just a great scenic and challenging route, fabulous entertainment, and delicious food.

The rides begin in Frederick or Thurmont, Maryland, depending on your route and will lead you through the Catoctin mountains and into the Lodge in Blue Ridge Summit, PA. You spend the night, have fun, and cycle back to Frederick the next day.

You have a variety of routes to choose from - and we have something for all levels of riders.

More info here.

Tour de Frederick

Frederick, Maryland

August 11-13, 2017

For cycling enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, the Tour de Frederick features unique ride routes that showcase the beauty of Frederick County, emphasize its rich history and fosters camaraderie among the riders. The ride is Aug 12-13 and begins at the Walkersville Fire Hall on August 12 wtih 10, 35, 62, and 100 mile routes and end with an awesome Finish Line Party. Sunday offers the History ride in downtown Frederick.

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The NightMare Tour

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Sat. August 12th, 2017

Distance: 111, 177, 200, 225 miles & 24 hrs.

This ride goes around the perimeter of scenic Lancaster and part of Berks counties in Pennsylvania. The ride distances are 111, 177, 200, 225 miles and 24 hrs. with 8900 to 22,000 ft of climb. This event has been going on for over 2 decades plus. The Mother of them all. A MUST for the serious cyclist. Register at the website more than a week in advance. No day of registration.

More info here.

2017 Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic, presented by Lancaster Bicycle Club

Harrisburg Area Community College, Lancaster Campus, 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic (formerly Covered Bridge Metric Century) will be held August 20, 2017 in Lancaster, PA. It offers beautiful routes of 100 miles, 62 miles, 31 miles, and 15 miles. The 100 mile route option, which offers challenging climbing, is new for 2017. Each route traverses through covered bridges and past Amish farms. Proceeds from the ride benefit the Lancaster Bicycle Club's grant program which has donated over $275,000 for bike-related initiatives and covered bridge preservation since 1999.

More information is here
Register here

Lifeline 100

Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd, Millersville, MD

October 1, 2017 (Sunday)

The Lifeline100 at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville, MD offers a unique organized ride experience for cyclists of all ages and abilities with scenic 100 and 65 mile routes on road and paved trail; and 30 and 15 mile routes on paved trail only.

The 30 and 65 mile routes also have some options to shorten or lengthen your ride depending on how you feel that day! The 100 and 65 mile routes wind throughout scenic Anne Arundel County including views of downtown Annapolis,historic State House, Severn River, Chesapeake Bay, rural southern Anne Arundel County, BWI/Marshall airport and more!

More info here.

Sea Gull Century

Salisbury, Maryland

October 14, 2017

Sea Gull Century, a nationally acclaimed bicycling event, beginning and ending on the campus of Salisbury University, tours the picturesque Eastern Shore of Maryland and offers a Century and metric route.

Century riders will enjoy live music, food and the National Seashore of Assateague Island where they will see wild ponies, sandy beaches, coastal marshes and maritime forest.

Friday evening all riders are invited to join us on campus for our free kick off reception. Saturday all riders will be welcomed back to Salisbury University's campus with a lively post-ride lawn party!

More info here.

25th Anniversary Between the Waters Bike Tour

Cape Charles, Virginia

October 28, 2017

The Between the Waters Bike Tour is sponsored by Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore (CBES) and winds through interesting historic towns and communities and along back roads to scenic rest stops that overlook the Atlantic seaside and the Chesapeake Bay. Riders have a choice of 25, 40, 60 or 100-mile routes with staggered start times.

More information is here

Club members might be interested in participating in some of the events shown below.
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