Summer is comming to an end, but there is still plenty of time to get some riding in before the winter months. Here is a list of charity rides in Pennsylvania to check out.
August Charity Bike Rides
Sat. Aug. 6, Dog Daze Century, West Chester, PA.
You have the option to ride 25, 50, 75 or 100 mi through the scenic roads of Western Chester County. All rides start at the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance, located 6 miles west of West Chester on route 842.
Sat. Aug. 6, Farm to Fork Fondo, Lancaster, PA.
Ride through scenic Amish country in Lancaster County. The Farm to Fork Fondo series brings awareness to farms and their beautiful landscapes. All of the funds raised will be donated to local farms and farm organizations. Find more information here
Sat. Aug. 13, Brake the Cycle of Poverty, Kutztown PA
Join Friend, Inc. Community Services for the 7th annual “Brake the Cycle of Poverty” bike ride from 8 AM-2 PM at Saucony Creek Brewing Company, 15032 Kutztown Road, Kutztown PA. Choose from 10, 25, 40 or 62 mile routes.
Benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Choose from three routes: a 20 or 34 mile routes perfect for any skill level, or the 65 mile route for more of a challenge. Afterwards, you get a free beverage from The Conshohocken Brewing Company.
Sun. Aug. 28, 41 Annual Brandywine Tour, Kennett Square, PA.
New start location and new routes. Ride four route options: 38, 50, 75 or 100 mi. Ride through the Brandywine River Valley where the Revolutionary War troops marched in the Battle of Brandywine.
September Charity Bike Rides
Sat. Sept. 10, The 9th Annual AJ Foundation Ride for Autism, Yardley, PA.
You can choose from a 30k, 50k, or 100k rides. There is also a 12 mile ride for families. This ride benefits the The AJ Foundation For Children With Autism and the proceeds from this event help the Comprehensive Learning Center.
Sun. Sept. 11, Scenic Schuylkill Century, AIM Academy, Miquon, PA.
The start location is at AIM Academy on River Road between Manayunk and Conshohocken. There is free on-site parking and the Miquon SEPTA station is across the street. The ride has 23, 46, 68 or 102 mi options. Breakfast at the start and pizza at the finish. The 20th Annual Scenic Schuylkill is brought to you by the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP)
Sept. 16-18, Tour de Pink® East Coast, Bucks County, PA, to Cape May, NJ.
This multi-day East Coast charity ride starts in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and ends at the beautiful beaches of Cape May, New Jersey. Riders will enjoy three incredible days of fully-supported cycling. Options include a 100 mile century ride and a one-day ride. This ride benefits the Young Survival Coalition (YSC), an organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Sun. Sept. 18, Honor Ride, Horsham, PA.
The Honor Ride is a non-competitive cycling event where active service members, injured veterans and the general public all get to ride together. Rides vary from 10-100 miles and are designed for all skill levels. Injured veterans ride for free. The Honor Ride raises crucial, life-changing funds in support of our local Project HERO programs, which have proven results helping wounded, ill and healing veterans improve their physical and mental health at no cost to them.
Sat. Sept. 24, Ride for the River, Pottstown, PA.
Ride 16 or 40 mi, primarily on the Schuylkill River Trail and enjoy a free music festival. Cyclists ride from Pottstown to Reading and back (shorter route available), along the trail. The ride begins and ends at Sly Fox Brewery’s annual Can Jam Festival in Pottstown, so after the ride participants can kick back and relax at the festival with great food, Sly Fox beer and eight hours of free music. All proceeds benefit the Schuylkill River Heritage Area, which works with partners to build, maintain and promote the Schuylkill River Trail.