Skip to main content

Princeton Free WheelersPrinceton Free Wheelers
  Dedicated to the Enjoyment of Riding Together -
  Come Ride with Friends!
Slideshow
PFW Slideshow
Home2020 Local and Regional Events

2020 Local and Regional Events


Know of an event we ought to list? Send an email to the PFW Webguy!


Update March 24 2020:

The Tour is the Food Bank's largest annual fundraising event, drawing up to 800 participants and 100 volunteers together in one day to fight local hunger. 

Unfortunately the COVID-19 pandemic has made large gatherings like the Tour de Franklin unsafe and imprudent. The safety of our participants, volunteers, and the community is our top priority. Yet during this pandemic, people can and should exercise outside individually or with sufficient distance.

Therefore, the Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride will not cancel, but will rise to the occasion. It will adapt and reshape into an Individual Charity Bike Ride. As usual, the bike routes for all rides will be published and available for all participants, and this year all cyclists are encouraged to ride their route, or a route of their choosing, individually, on a day of their choice. Participants have the benefit of choosing a perfect spring day according to their schedule.

The COVID-19 pandemic has also caused immediate and drastic job losses, and the Franklin Food Bank has seen a significant increase in requests for help. The Food Bank receives almost no government funding and is financially straining to meet the sharp spike in demand. The Tour de Franklin annually provides the Food Bank with critical funding, and on-line registrations, donations and sponsorships still make it an easy way to support the Food Bank. We encourage all participants to continue to solicit sponsorships by setting up fundraising pages on FirstGiving.

To learn more or contribute to the Franklin Food Bank, visit FranklinFoodBank.org and like TourdeFranklin on FaceBook.

Thank you so much for your support!





The Chestertown Lions Club welcomes cyclists to Draw For Sight Bicycle Poker Run Ride. The tour consists of a 36 or 60 mile rolling to flat course.  The route takes in the scenery of the heartland of Upper Kent County in Maryland including farmlands, old country homes, quaint towns, and great country stores. The ride goes through historic Chestertown.

Route starts and ends at Betterton Volunteer Fire Company, 2 Howell Point Road, Betterton, MD 21610.
More info here.



BCP's annual Spring-n2-Cycling Weekend
in scenic Danville, PA, in the Susquehanna Valley
Friday to Sunday, May 1-3, 2020

Complete package:

Two nights at the Quality Inn of Danville,

Tour packets with cue sheets & maps for a wide variety of routes,

Scenic routes for a wide range of distances, from 15 to 70+ miles

Group rides with leaders,

Friday & Saturday dinners,

Saturday & Sunday breakfasts,

Sandwiches and snacks to take with you on rides,

Spring Fling festival in downtown Danville on Saturday,

Live music at the hotel on Saturday afternoon, after our rides,

Round-trip bus transportation to & from Saturday dinner,

Parties, snacks, SAG, & more.

Plenty of sightseeing and local attractions for non-cyclist companions, also.
Details & registration are available on their website




Ride the SCU Quad County Metric on Saturday, May 16, 2020! Our 20th anniversary event! Start from scenic Green Lane Park in rural western Montgomery County (PA), and ride 26-67 mi in low-traffic sections of Montgomery, Bucks, Berks and Lehigh Counties. Or ride the new gravel route (distance TBD). Registration includes free lunch with vegetarian options. Rest stops have a large assortment of home-baked snacks. Register by April 12th and receive a discount and a free 20th-anniversary drawstring backpack. Low-cost overnight camping is available at the start location. Suburban Cyclists Unlimited (SCU). More info at Ride the Quad.



The Tewksbury First Aid & Rescue Squad (TFARS) is sponsoring a bike tour on May 16th.  This is the first of what we hope becomes an annual event to raise money for a very good cause in our town and the surrounding area in which we serve.  TFARS is entirely staffed by volunteer EMTs and other first responders.  We are mostly funded through donations and fundraisers we hold throughout the year.  We hope to make this day a really fun event and we have some post tour entertainment and refreshments for bikers of all ages planned. 

 

We are still planning our routes (probably 2 or 4 with all paved and paved/gravel combinations) but if you bike in Hunterdon or the surrounding area you’ll know that Tewksbury has some of the most beautiful scenic byways anywhere in New Jersey.  Yes, there will be some elevation gain but that’s part of our scenic rolling hill beauty.

TFARS is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization so registration fees are tax deductible. More info on their site.




Team NPF NJ Cycle event is May 30 at Unionville Vineyards in Ringoes NJ. We would appreciate your support by posting the event. We are looking for riders as well as volunteers to serve as SAGS forthe ride.
Registration Fee: $25
Fundraising Minimum: $50

Contact: Bob Smoose
Email: Bob Smoose, Phone: 503-546-5567
More at the Team NPF Website

Register today for Team NPF Cycle in New Jersey 2020. You’ll have a wheel good time raising funds for a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Three great routes to choose from (10, 30, and 62), all include rest stops. Upon completing your ride, enjoy lunch, wine tasting and live music as we celebrate your accomplishments and success towards finding a cure for psoriatic disease.




Morris Area Freewheelers Foundation announces the 12th Annual Revolutionary Ramble on June 13, 2020.

Offering fully supported rides over beautiful terrain for all abilities. Featuring SAGs*, bike-riding course marshals, well-stocked rest stops, mechanics for minor repairs at most rest stops, and a post-ride, air-conditioned buffet lunch. Our photographers post their photos for free downloads after the ride.

Choose from a 12 mile family and casual tour or a more challenging 25, 35, 50, 65 or 100 mile tour.



6/14/2020 for our 3rd annual Farmland Ride! Cycle through scenic Hunterdon County farmland. 3 beautiful routes to choose from: 15 miles - moderate rolling hills, 30 miles - moderately challenging and our new Metric Century-62 mile hilly challenging route. Registration on BikeReg opens soon. Sponsored by the Flemington Jewish Community Center. www.bikereg.com/farmland-ride.



The Ride for New Beginnings is an annual, fully supported, multi day bicycle ride to raise critical funds for the children and youth served by Ocean's Harbor House. This year, the route covers 184 miles over three days, through much of South Jersey. We invite you to join us on this year’s journey as a cyclist, part of our support team or a sponsor. More info at the Ride for New Beginnings Web Page. June 26-28, 2020.


July 11-18, 2020. 500 miles for the kids.

The Ride for Runaways is an annual 7-day, 500-mile fully supported charity bike ride that raises money to support Anchor House. This event has been held annually since its inaugural ride in 1979. We wish to thank all of the many cyclists, volunteers and donors who believe in our cause and do their part so that the services of Anchor House, Inc. may continue to operate and make a difference in the lives of teens, young adults and their families.


Spellbound Century 2020 -- July 25, 2020; starts from downtown Mount Holly NJ at 6:00 AM and ends at Spellbound Brewing, Mount Holly, NJ at 3:30 PM. 

Riders have various miles to choose from (20,45,63,100) and will ride through the challenging country roads of northern Burlington County with planned fully stock rest stops at local farms markets where riders can purchase goods that will be shipped to the start for them.  It is fully SAG supporters with beautiful event t-shirts to early registrants and medals to 100 mile riders. The ride ends at Spellbound Brewing where riders celebrate the days accomplishments with a pint of beer, pizza, Italian water ice and more. Early registration cost is $45.00 but there are team discounts available so the Princeton Free Wheelers can set up a team to ride or members can create their own team. This year event will benefit the Mount Holly Police Department Canine Unit purchase of two trained K-9 and the Mount Holly PTA/O.




New York-Montreal-New York 1200K is New Jersey Randonneurs first Grand Randonnee scheduled on August 2 – 5, 2020.  Visiting six ranges of the Northeast Appalachians. It starts in a New Jersey suburb of New York City; going north along the Hudson River, with views of New York's Catskills, then through the Adirondacks into Canada, to the flat farmlands surrounding Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (southeast of Montréal) in Quebec; returning south, alongside Vermont's Lake Champlain and its Green Mountains, through the Massachusetts Berkshires and Connecticut's Taconic Range, across the Hudson Highlands, returning back to the NYC suburbs of New Jersey.  Details and registration in January 2020. New Jersey Randonneurs



Artisans . Activists . Alternatives

2020 Philly Bike Expo

Nov. 14 & 15



Please patronize our PFW Sponsors. Clicking on the ad will bring you to their site:


7 Route 31
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-3008
Mon-Fri 10-6
Sat 930-430
Sun 12-4



Sourland Cycles
53 E Broad St
Hopewell, NJ 08525
609-333-8553
Sun: 11am - 4pm
Mon: Closed
Tue, Wed, Fri: 10am - 7pm
Thu: 10am - 8pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm





Halter's Cycles
1325 US 206
Skillman, NJ 08558
609-924-7433
Mon-Fri 11-7
Sat 10-5
Sun 12-4



V5 Cycles
140 Rt. 31
Flemington, NJ 08822
(908) 824-7881
Mon 11-5
Tues 11-7
Thurs 11-7
Fri 11-5
Sat 10-6
Sun 11-5


-=2020 Event Sponsors=-



1147 Route 601
Skillman, NJ
(609)333-1300


Two locations:
Princeton North Shopping Center
1225 State Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: (609) 683-7888

Princeton Fitness & Wellness at Plainsboro
7 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro Township, NJ 08536
Phone: (609) 799-7777