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Best Cycling Events in the Mid-Atlantic 2023

Best Cycling Events in the Mid-Atlantic 2023

Updated Nov 7, 2022

Strambecco rates the top road cycling events in the Southeast for 2023 based on various factors, including reputation, route quality, location, rider feedback, and the overall uniqueness of the event or race.  Spanning New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland — Mid-Atlantic terrain features of Strambecco’s best list often include rolling hills and countryside routes often marked with short, punchy climbs.   As the Appalachian mountains are a dominant feature in the region, there is generally a lot of climbing.  Also, depending on the time of year, you can expect warm and humid conditions.

Suppose we had to pick the best of the best or those you’d classify as bucket list events. In that case, we’d recommend the Gran Fondo New York, a unique event that starts on the George Washington Bridge, which connects Manhatten and New Jersey, and the Highlands Gran Fondo, a signature Gran Fondo National Series event.  We also strongly correlate the best events and professional event producers.  In the Mid-Atlantic, premiere event producers include Gran Fondo National Series, GFNY Worldwide Event Series, and Hincapie Events.  

Strambecco does not list every event.  We strive to identify and review events that are special and noteworthy.  If you have suggestions on other events we should consider or review, please get in touch with us here or send us a note at

Gran Fondo New York (GFNY)

The inaugural GFNY NYC race was held in 2011, and since then, GFNY has expanded to global series of 25 events. GFNY bills itself as the largest global cycling marathon brand.  As…

Storming Of Thunder Ridge

The Storming of Thunder Ride is an annual cycling event in the heartland of central Virginia.  Hosted by the YMCA of Central Virginia, this bike event holds five distances for every level…

Gran Fondo Hincapie – Lehigh Valley

Hincapie Events offers the ultimate cycling experience in Lehigh Valley, Gran Fondo Hincapie – Lehigh Valley of southeastern Pennsylvania, with 81-mile, 55-mile, or 14-mile course options available for all riders over the…

Highlands Gran Fondo

Highlands Gran Fondo is a Gran Fondo National Series event, a producer of some of the best US cycling events.  Just 35 Miles from New York City, this ride from Butler, New…

Garden State Fondo

Formerly known as the New Jersey Gran Fondo, The Garden State Fondo was rated one of the top 3 Gran Fondos in the USA for four years in a row by the…

Gran Fondo Maryland

With proximity to huge cycling communities in Washington and Baltimore and an early fall spot on the calendar, Gran Fondo, Maryland, is where cyclists celebrate their summer fitness before the cold weather…

Tour de Shunk

The Tour De Shunk takes place in Monroeton, Pennsylvania.  The event/race dates back to the mid-’90s when a few cycling-obsessed locals decided to link some of the best rides in the area…

Virginia’s Blue Ridge Gran Fondo

Virginia’s Blue Ridge Gran Fondo is a signature cycling event in the Mid-Atlantic region. Chosen as one of our best cycling events in the Mid-Atlantic, the event is produced by Muddy Squirrel, an…

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