Ride Calendar

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BCP offers many regularly scheduled weekly rides. Follow this link to view the Weekly Ride List for more detailed information regarding these rides than the minimal description provided in the Monthly Ride Calendar below. Occasionally, ad-hoc rides are announced. These rides are sent by email to all members of the BCP email list. To join this list, click here. Information about some of our popular starting locations is available on our Ride Guide page which is found under the rides menu item.

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 November 2017 

  • WedNov. 012017
    Monthly QR Mailing Party

    Level All. Meet at Cozen O'Connor, 1650 Market St.. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm.
    Leader: Tom Witt, [javascript protected email address], 215-665-5578

    All welcome to help mail the newsletter, snacks and good company guaranteed along with some light work.


    Kayuh Pedalers Evening After Work Rides.

    Level D, 11 mph, 10-15 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycle and Cafe, 19th and Girard Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, [javascript protected email address], 267-259-5231

    Rides are approximately 1 - 1.5 hours and will be done around 8pm with a coffee stop to warm up. Route varies, helmet, water and safety lights REQUIRED. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia rules apply. 18 Y.O. and up. ALL rides start at time listed. NOTE: NO HELMET OR SAFETY LIGHTS-NO RIDE!

  • FriNov. 032017
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. Art Museum to North Wales and Gwynedd. (SPECIAL EDITION - MEET at ART MUSEUM, due to setting up the Expo booth at the Convention Center at 3:30pm

    Level B-/C+, 13-15 mph, 52 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6426603.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    For 11/3: Pretty loop from the Art Mueum to Ambler, North Wales, and Gwynedd. Outbound via Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill, and Erdenheim. Optional quick rest stop at mile 20, then lunch stop at mile 28 at the Whole Foods Market in North Wales. Return via Gwynedd, Blue Bell, Plymouth Meeting, and the Schuylkill River Trail from Spring Mill to the finish. Total climbing is 2923 ft, and the terrain is mostly rolling. The final stretch on the SRT is flat. We will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain at least 13mph average, as advertised. Plan is to return before 3:00 - Leader needs to get to the Convention Center to set-up the BCP booth for the Bike Expo this weekend. MEETING POINT & PARKING: We will be meeting at the Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum, on Aquarium/Waterworks Drive. The parking here is timed, however, on the other side of Kelly Drive, Sedgley Drive has plenty of street parking without time limits. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. Explore pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties -- Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, etc. Starting points will vary, so that we can cycle through different regions. Cue sheets and on-line route map will be provided for each ride. If weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a hike/walk (on foot). As long as we are enjoying outdoor physical exercise, and Mother Nature, in the company of friends, we'll have a memorable outing.

  • SatNov. 042017
    Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride

    Level A-, 16-17 mph, 40-55 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles front of shop 919 Montgomery Ave. The ride leaves at 8:05 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1940076.
    Leaders: Jeff Diacik, [javascript protected email address], 215-783-8537, Derek Barnes, [javascript protected email address], 610-246-3917  and Shahar Shiff, [javascript protected email address], 215-776-3963 

    Great roads with low traffic. We have a few routes that bring us out around or through Ridley Creek State Park. Average speed will be 16-17 mph, but note that these routes include over 4000' of climbing. Bring a snack for a brief mid-ride break. Consider the on-line routes approximate. Leave by 8:05 AM. Rain cancels.


    Pualine's Deli, Norristown, PA

    Level D, 10 mph, 35 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

    We discovered Pauline's Deli Restaurant just off the SRT in Norristown, PA, 31 E.Main St a few years back and have been going there on occasion. This will be the occasion, We will return to Philadelphia via the route before there was a SRT. Rain one hour before start time cancels.


    Memory Lane

    Level B-, 14 ish mph, 44 miles. Meet at Chesterbrook. Lee Rd entrance. http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7161136. The ride leaves at 9:00 am.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, [javascript protected email address], 484-682-4562

    Scenic route out through Downingtown and back. Some climbing but not very steep. 1 full service rest stop (Food, H2O, potties), 1 basic rest stop (H2O, potties). Final 8 miles on the Chester Valley Trail. START LOCATION: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7161136 Please arrive by 8:45 for a 9 AM start.


    Toss of the dice - Wegmans King of Prussia

    Level C+, 13-14.5 mph, 50 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15625454.
    Leaders: Gene Sobel, [javascript protected email address], 215-964-4884 and Bill Boone, [javascript protected email address], 215-620-9730 

    Friendly C+ ride. Today, we'll be heading to Wegmans in King of Prussia, sans Bill Boone. Bring $ for lunch. YOU MUST CARRY A SPARE TUBE. Nobody is dropped, and we'll regroup as necessary. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time.


    BCP Display Booth at the Annual Philadelphia Bike Expo (Saturday and Sunday) -- INDOOR EVENT, NOT a ride

    Level ALL are welcome. Meet at PA Convention Center, Broad & Arch Sts, downtown Philadelphia. The ride leaves at 10:00 am.
    Leaders: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862 and Chuck Herbert, [javascript protected email address],  

    BCP will have a booth at the Philadelphia Bike Expo, (www.phillybikeexpo.com) on Saturday, Nov. 4, 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, Nov. 5, 10am to 4pm. This is a celebration of all things bicycle -- seminars & clinics, demonstrations of new products, book signings, flea market, discounted merchandise, etc. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help staff our booth! Details are available on the home page of this website, right side, under "Community Outreach Activities". http://phillybikeclub.org/newbcp/events/Phillybikeexpo2017.pdf. Please contact Leader (Linda) if you have any time to volunteer. Volunteers are needed for setting up the booth on Friday (11/3) late afternoon/early evening. Volunteers are also needed during public hours on Saturday and Sunday to staff the booth, greet visitors, etc. When the Expo closes on Sunday afternoon, volunteers are needed to dismantle the BCP tent, pack up supplies, etc. Chuck Herbert has created an on-line Volunteer Sign-Up form, so that volunteers may sign up for their preferred day and time slot.


    Delaware County Bicyclists Go to the Bike Expo

    Level D+, 9-12 mph, 28 miles. Meet at Lansdowne Train Station Outbound side. The ride leaves at 10:30 am.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, [javascript protected email address], 610-626-3338

    An OWLS (older, wiser, longer, slower) paced ride through eastern Delaware County round about to the Bala Cynwyd Heritage Trail to go downtown to the Bike Expo. We plan to spend several hours at the Expo. There will be an option to take a Septa Regional Rail back to Lansdowne. You can buy tickets online (Phillybikeexpo.com) or at the event.

  • SunNov. 052017
    Kayuh Pedalers Fall Rides

    Level D, 11 mph, 20-25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycle and Cafe, 19th & W. Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, [javascript protected email address], 267-259-5231

    Fall is here. Kayuh Pedalers' Rides will take in the foliage around Philly. The ride distance & destination will be decided on day of the ride & will be determined on the riders that show up. Changes to start time or destination will be updated on the calendar. BCP rules apply, that includes Helmet & Water. You must carry a spare tube. Nobody is dropped. 18 Y.O. and up. Come and enjoy a casual ride. ALL rides start at time listed! NOTE: No Helmet-NO RIDE!!! No Exceptions!


    BCP Display Booth at the Annual Philadelphia Bike Expo (Saturday and Sunday) -- INDOOR EVENT, NOT a ride

    Level ALL are welcome. Meet at PA Convention Center, Broad & Arch Sts, downtown Philadelphia. The ride leaves at 10:00 am.
    Leaders: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862 and Chuck Herbert, [javascript protected email address],  

    BCP will have a booth at the Philadelphia Bike Expo, (www.phillybikeexpo.com) on Saturday, Nov. 4, 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, Nov. 5, 10am to 4pm. This is a celebration of all things bicycle -- seminars & clinics, demonstrations of new products, book signings, flea market, discounted merchandise, etc. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help staff our booth! Details are available on the home page of this website, right side, under "Community Outreach Activities". http://phillybikeclub.org/newbcp/events/Phillybikeexpo2017.pdf. Please contact Leader (Linda) if you have any time to volunteer. Volunteers are needed for setting up the booth on Friday (11/3) late afternoon/early evening. Volunteers are also needed during public hours on Saturday and Sunday to staff the booth, greet visitors, etc. When the Expo closes on Sunday afternoon, volunteers are needed to dismantle the BCP tent, pack up supplies, etc. Chuck Herbert has created an on-line Volunteer Sign-Up form, so that volunteers may sign up for their preferred day and time slot.


    Sunny Sunday D ride to the expo

    Level D, 9-12 mph, 12-14 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, [javascript protected email address], 610-626-3338

    This will be an OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride through Fairmount Park and back to the Philadelphia Bike Expo. You can buy tickets for the Expo at phillybikeexpo.com. We will stay at the expo for several hours then back to the Start by the Azalea Garden. You can attend several interesting lectures or participate in a yoga session. There will be food trucks in the Pennsylvania Convention Center. You can join the ride, but if you don't want to go to the expo you could leave the ride then.


    Sunny Sunday C Spinoff

    Level C, 11-12 mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm.
    Leader: Ben Sears, [javascript protected email address], 215-844-3784

    A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles, usually with a lunch or snack stop. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign.

  • TueNov. 072017
    Suzy-Jo Donuts at Riverbend Cafe (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D, 10 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park2017-11-07. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

    Tuesdays are Suzy-Jo's donut day at Riverbend Cafe without needing to go on to Bridgeport, PA. We won't change destination. We ride to eat donuts!


    Ride Yer Bike Tuesday (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C+, B, and B+/A-, 13.5 +/-, 15.5 +/- and 17 +/- mph mph, 46 miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26453274.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, [javascript protected email address], 215-913-3246, Daniel Operacz, [javascript protected email address], 267-265-9358  and Bob Doyle, [javascript protected email address], 703-963-9905 

    NOTE: Start location and day of the week that we will ride (weather will dictate) will vary in November. Today we'll ride from Conshohocken (please park in the far left corner of the rear lot) to Wegman's in Malvern via the Schuylkill River Trail (flat), Valley Forge Park (some hills) and the Chester Valley Trail (very gradual incline out, downhill return). Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the posted pace. Must also be willing to ride safely and obey traffic laws. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy (rain cancels).

  • WedNov. 082017
    Nighttime Phoenixville Dog Rides

    Level B-/C+, 13.5-14.5 mph, 30-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Rick Christie, [javascript protected email address], 610-787-1985

    The rides of darkness are back every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm until the return of daylight savings time. Maintain your fitness level with weekly 30-35 mile rides. Strong headlights and taillights required. These are beautiful rides on low-traffic roads. No one dropped, regroup as necessary, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace on rolling to hilly terrain. Dress warmly. Extreme cold ( <20 degrees ), precipitation and/or icy roads cancels.


    Kayuh Pedalers Evening After Work Rides.

    Level D, 11 mph, 10-15 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycle and Cafe, 19th and Girard Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, [javascript protected email address], 267-259-5231

    Rides are approximately 1 - 1.5 hours and will be done around 8pm with a coffee stop to warm up. Route varies, helmet, water and safety lights REQUIRED. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia rules apply. 18 Y.O. and up. ALL rides start at time listed. NOTE: NO HELMET OR SAFETY LIGHTS-NO RIDE!

  • FriNov. 102017
    Daryl's Pastries Inc, Glenside (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D, 10 mph, 35 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

    We will revisit Daryl's Pastries Inc in Glenside, PA. This requires climbing out of the Schuylkill River Valley over Midvale Ave, winding through Mt Airy and through Creshiem Valley. Returning in circontuitus route to Philadelphia after some very delicious pastries and coffee. Bundle up using layers, going to be cold but cycling up Midvale Ave early in the ride will warm us up.


    Friday Frolic - Whole Foods Double-Header, Jenkintown to Plymouth Meeting

    Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 40 miles. Meet at Jenkintown Whole Foods Market, on The Fairway, ~1 mile east of Old York Rd/611. The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22424218.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    Today's Friday Frolic will be slightly shorter (40 miles), due to the chilly morning temperature. This is a pretty loop from the Whole Foods Market in Jenkintown to the Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting. Outbound via Abington, Oreland, and Blue Bell. Rest stop at the Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting at the half-way mark (mile 20). Return via Spring Mill, Flourtown, and Glenside. Only one rest stop is planned. Total elevation gain is 1875 ft, per RidewithGPS.com. Mostly rolling terrain - tallest climb is 380 ft.


    Suzy-Jo Donuts, Bridgeport, PA

    Level D, 10 mph, 35 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:42 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

    Suzy-Jo Donuts, you have heard before because of my Tuesday morning rides to the Riverbend Cafe Rides which feature Suzy-Jo Donuts brought to their cafe each and only on Tuesdays. So let's cycle to the sorcerer this Saturday, in Bridgeport, PA. After getting our donut fix, we will take them across the street to the Palm Tree Market for our coffee fix. We will return to Philadelphia via the SRT from Norristown, PA. Rain one hour to start, cancels.

  • SatNov. 112017
    Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride

    Level A-, 16-17 mph, 40-55 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles front of shop 919 Montgomery Ave. The ride leaves at 8:05 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1940076.
    Leaders: Jeff Diacik, [javascript protected email address], 215-783-8537, Derek Barnes, [javascript protected email address], 610-246-3917  and Shahar Shiff, [javascript protected email address], 215-776-3963 

    Great roads with low traffic. We have a few routes that bring us out around or through Ridley Creek State Park. Average speed will be 16-17 mph, but note that these routes include over 4000' of climbing. Bring a snack for a brief mid-ride break. Consider the on-line routes approximate. Leave by 8:05 AM. Rain cancels.


    Toss of the dice

    Level C+, 13-14.5 mph, 45-60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:15 am.
    Leader: Joseph M. Pless, [javascript protected email address], 610-937-9010

    Friendly C+ ride with, but not limited to, the following destinations: 1. Ambler 2. Whole Foods North Wales 3. Wegman's King of Prussia 4. Whole Foods Devon 5. Ridley Creek State Park area. BE SURE TO CHECK THE DAILY RIDE CALENDAR FOR RIDE LEADER AND DESTINATION INFORMATION. Bring money for lunch. YOU MUST CARRY A SPARE TUBE. Nobody is dropped. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Indication that cue sheets and/or GPS navigational information will be available no later than 24 hours prior to departure


    South Jersey (Salem County) Flatland Adventure. TWO LEADERS, TWO PACES

    Level B- , 14-15, 16-18 mph, 68 (or 57 short-cut) miles. Meet at Fort Mott State Park, 454 Fort Mott Rd, Pennsville, NJ 08070 GPS: DMS 39° 36’ 09.80 ” N 75° 32' 55.39. The ride leaves at 11:09 pm. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6500771.
    Leaders: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862 and Daniel Operacz, [javascript protected email address], 267-265-9358 

    Joke in progress: Ride Leader walks into a bar. Bartender asks, "How about a FLAT ride for a change?" Still working on the punchline..... This scenic loop, near Delaware Bay, will take us on quiet, country roads through farmlands, marshlands, & across peaceful creeks and rivers. Terrain is very gentle -- mostly flat, with a couple of small climbs, but these are less than 150 ft each. Total elevation gain is 1100 ft. This route has been extended beyond the route we did last year - this year's route will venture down to the inlet and marina on the Cohansey River. Rest stops at mile 23 (Alloway), mile 38 (Greenwich), and mile 54 (Hancock's Bridge). SHORT-CUT OPTION: There will be a self-guided short-cut for those wanting to ride ~57 miles. The shorter version will not go down to Greenwich or the inlet, but will have two rest stops at Alloway and Hancock's Bridge. Directions to the starting point at Fort Mott: I-295 South in NJ to Exit 1/NJ-49 E - Broadway for Pennsville/Salem. After 4 miles on NJ-49E/Broadway, turn right onto Fort Mott Rd, and stay on this road for 3.5 miles, til you get to the Bay. Entrance to the State Park will be on your right. From Center City Phila., drive time is LESS THAN ONE HOUR. Carpooling: Leader will be in parking lot of Conklin Playground, 15 E. Church Rd, Elkins Park, at 8:00am. Conklin is half a block below Cottman Ave/Township Line/PA-73 & Church Rd. If you'd like to car-pool, please contact Leader. Google Maps link for driving directions from Phila to Fort Mott: http://tinyurl.com/mm9kmed. TWO LEADERS, TWO PACES: Dan Oz will lead this ride at a faster pace. Thanks, Dan!

  • SunNov. 122017
    Early-Bird, Pre-PARTY Loop from Chestnut Hill to Gwynedd, then, return to the VENUE for the FALL OPEN HOUSE PARTY

    Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 40 miles. Meet at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 W. Willow Grove Ave, Philadelphia, 19118 (Chestnut Hill). The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25691121.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    Pretty loop from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (the location of the Fall Open House Party later today) to the Wawa in Gwynedd, near the 202 Parkway Trail. Outbound via Oreland, Ft. Washington, and Prospectville. Return via Blue Bell, Flourtown, and Wyndmoor. The quick Wawa stop at Gwynedd is at mile 21. Rolling terrain, but no killer climbs. Total elevation gain 1922 ft. Plan is to return by 12:00-12:15pm, in order to set-up for the FALL OPEN HOUSE PARTY at 1:00pm. START/FINISH: Wissahickon Hall of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Large, stately, gray stone building across the street from the Cricket Club and tennis courts. There is an off-street parking lot next to the building. Leader will post "BCP" signs.


    Philly Fairmount Park G.R.I.T. Ride to Fall Party (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B, 13-14 mph, 38 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26477488.
    Leader: Daniel Operacz, [javascript protected email address], 267-265-9358

    Will take the Wissahickon, SRT, CHT and Belmont plateau through Fairmount Park to BCP Fall Open House Party (mile 29) and back.


    Center City to BCP Fall Open House (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B, 15.5 - 16 mph, 46 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26470917.
    Leader: Rebecca Vernon, [javascript protected email address], 919-923-3404

    Ride will start at the Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum and meander over mildly hilly terrain (brief water/pit stop as needed around mile 22), over the river through Conshy, and back toward the city with a proper rest stop at the BCP Fall Open House on Willow Grove Ave around mile 37. Please be prepared to maintain the advertised pace.


    Sunny Sunday Afternoon D (to the party in Chestun Hill)

    Level D, 10 mph, 30 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

    This Sunday 's ride will be longer and sillier than usual! We ride to BCP's annual Fall Open House Party at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy on West Willow Grove Ave. The route will ascend Midvale Ave, a gradual incline up to Henry Ave. Be aware we may get back as late as 4:30 pm. Introductory ride for those new to riding or looking to improve riding skills and fitness for the C rides. Ride will be in the Fairmount Park area, will regroup as needed and be tailored to the abilities of those participating. You will need a helmet, water, and a tube for your tire. A snack is strongly recommended, as we may not stop for food. Safety and equipment instruction provided as needed. Rain one hour to the start time, cancels


    Kayuh Pedalers: Special Ride to the BCP's Annual Fall Party.

    Level D, 11 mph, 20-25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycle and Cafe, 19th & W. Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, [javascript protected email address], 267-259-5231

    Kayuh Pedalers will take a special ride to the BCP's annual fall party, @ the special time of 12pm. This is a rain or shine indoor event from 1 to 4, with refreshments. There will be riders from all over attending. Come out and get to know your fellow riders. We will leave the bike shop @ 12 to be @ the event around 1. We will leave the event when most of our riders are ready, or, you can stay to ride back on your own


    Sunny Sunday C Spinoff

    Level C, 11-12 mph, 20-25 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm.
    Leader: Tom Witt, [javascript protected email address], 215-665-5578

    A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles, usually with a lunch or snack stop. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign. Special this week, we will head to Chestnut Hill for the BCP Party, the ride this week will be 20-25 miles because of the party.


    Ride to the Party

    Level D, 9-13 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park Betzwood Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 12:30 pm.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, [javascript protected email address], 610-626-3338

    OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride to the Annual Fall Members Party. Ride will include sections along the Schuylkill River Trail and then the climb to get to Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Bring helmet, water, dress for fall weather, extra tube, and a great biking story to tell at the party. You can drop off any potluck additions to the party earlier, but you need to check the BCP website for the link on what is already going to be at the party.


    FALL OPEN HOUSE PARTY - Indoor social event, held RAIN OR SHINE

    Level ALL are welcome. Meet at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 W. Willow Grove Ave, Philadelphia, 19118 (Chestnut Hill). Meet in the Haber Room, on the first floor of Wissahickon Hall. We will post signs outside, on Willow Grove Ave.. The ride leaves at 1:00 pm. The on-line route map is http://tinyurl.com/y8hgjz5s.
    Leaders: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862, Howard Wiener, [javascript protected email address], 215-925-2494  and Chuck Herbert, [javascript protected email address],  

    BCP's annual fall party (formerly called the "End-of-Season" party) to celebrate Mother Nature's glorious colors of autumn. Please check the Ride Calendar for group rides and/or hikes heading to & from the party (or, originating from the venue in the morning, and returning to the party in the afternoon). This indoor social event will take place RAIN OR SHINE. We'll have REFRESHMENTS**, camaraderie, music, raffle prizes, etc. VENUE: Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. We'll be in the Haber Room of Wissahickon Hall, the large, stately, gray stone building across the street from the Cricket Club and tennis courts. (This is the same meeting place where we've hosted the Travelogue meeting and the Ride Leader Training course.) BICYCLE PARKING will be available outside the building, as well as inside, in the vestibule. **The menu will be primarily a POT LUCK, with MEMBERS bringing various dishes. BCP will provide the beverages, and will supplement some of the food. ATTENTION, Eagles fans: There is NO Eagles game today. ATTENTION, RIDE LEADERS: Please consider leading a ride to & from the party, so that we have a variety of party-oriented rides for our members. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you are able to help with either set-up (12:15pm), or clean-up (4:00pm), or to bring a dish for the pot luck, please click on the blue link at the bottom of this listing, so that we can plan for the correct amount and variety of foods to be served. Thank you for contributing dishes for the party! If you plan to join the party on a bike ride, but would like to contribute a dish, please contact one of the leaders ahead of time (Howie Wiener, Chuck Herbert, or Linda McGrane), so that we can help you with pick up/drop off of your dish. To view a PHOTO of the front of Wissahickon Hall, please copy and paste this link in your browser: http://tinyurl.com/y8hgjz5s The entrance to the Haber Room (site of the party) is on the side of the building. We will post signs near the parking lot & the Haber Room.To reach the RSVP and potluck signup page CLICK HERE.

  • TueNov. 142017
    Suzy-Jo Donut Day, Riverbend Cafe, Spring Mill

    Level D, 10 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, # 1 Boathouse Row, Lloyd Hall, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

    Tuesdays are Suzy-Jo's donut day at Riverbend Cafe without needing to go on to Bridgeport, PA. We won't change destination but may change the route. We ride to eat donuts!


    Suzy-Jo Donut Day, Riverbend Cafe, Spring Mill

    Level D, 10 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, # 1 Boathouse Row, Lloyd Hall, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

    Tuesdays are Suzy-Jo's donut day at Riverbend Cafe without needing to go on to Bridgeport, PA. We won't change destination but may change the route. We ride to eat donuts!


    Ride Yer Bike Tuesday (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C+, B, and B+/A-, 13-17 mph, 40 miles. Meet at Wentz Run Park (Blue Bell (off the corner of Wentz Rd. and Skippack Pike - close to Rte. 202) . The ride leaves at 10:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26484987.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, [javascript protected email address], 215-913-3246, Bob Doyle, [javascript protected email address], 703-963-9905  and Daniel Operacz, [javascript protected email address], 267-265-9358 

    NOTE: Start location, start time and day of the week that we will ride (weather will dictate) will vary in November. Today we'll ride a loop from Wentz Run Park/Blue Bell thru Schwenksville and back. Rest stop/lunch break at Wawa around the 21 mile mark. Expect rolling terrain, with some hills, scenic low trafficked roads and good company. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the posted pace. Must also be willing to ride safely and obey traffic laws. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy (rain cancels).

  • WedNov. 152017
    Nighttime Phoenixville Dog Rides

    Level B-/C+, 13.5-14.5 mph, 30-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Rick Christie, [javascript protected email address], 610-787-1985

    The rides of darkness are back every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm until the return of daylight savings time. Maintain your fitness level with weekly 30-35 mile rides. Strong headlights and taillights required. These are beautiful rides on low-traffic roads. No one dropped, regroup as necessary, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace on rolling to hilly terrain. Dress warmly. Extreme cold ( <20 degrees ), precipitation and/or icy roads cancels.


    Kayuh Pedalers Evening After Work Rides.

    Level D, 11 mph, 10-15 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycle and Cafe, 19th and Girard Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, [javascript protected email address], 267-259-5231

    Rides are approximately 1 - 1.5 hours and will be done around 8pm with a coffee stop to warm up. Route varies, helmet, water and safety lights REQUIRED. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia rules apply. 18 Y.O. and up. ALL rides start at time listed. NOTE: NO HELMET OR SAFETY LIGHTS-NO RIDE!

  • FriNov. 172017
    Le Petit Mitron, Narberth, PA (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D, 10 mph, 20 miles. Meet at Cocomic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, #1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

    A spirited ride to Le Petit Mitron in Narberth, PA so we are back to the start before 11 am!


    Friday Frolic w/Linda. Blue Bell to Dublin, Bucks County

    Level B-/C+, 13-15 mph, 50 miles. Meet at Prophecy Creek Park, Skippack Pike/PA-73 at Narcissa Rd, between Butler Pike and Lewis Lane, next to Shady Grove Elementary School. The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26495800.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    For Nov. 17: Pretty loop from Prophecy Creek Park in Broad Axe/Blue Bell, to Dublin, Bucks County for lunch. Choice of places to eat at the mid-way point in Dublin - the Dam Good Cafe, pizzeria, market, etc. Terrain is mostly rolling. Most of the climbing is in the middle portion, but no severe climbs. Total elevation gain 2151 ft. On the return, if another water stop is needed, we can stop at Wawa in North Wales at mile 41. Along the way, we'll ride through Gwynedd, Lansdale, Line Lexington, Colmar, and Blue Bell. Start/Finish at Prophecy Creek Park has a porta-potty. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Enjoy scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. We'll explore pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties -- Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, etc. Starting points will vary, so that we can cycle through different regionS and counties. Please check the daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map will be provided for each ride. Scheduled for virtually every Friday throughout the year, with a few exceptions here & there. If weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a hike/walk (on foot). As long as we are enjoying outdoor physical exercise, and Mother Nature, in the company of friends, we'll have a memorable outing.

  • SatNov. 182017
    Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride

    Level A-, 16-17 mph, 40-55 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles front of shop 919 Montgomery Ave. The ride leaves at 8:05 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1940076.
    Leaders: Jeff Diacik, [javascript protected email address], 215-783-8537, Derek Barnes, [javascript protected email address], 610-246-3917  and Shahar Shiff, [javascript protected email address], 215-776-3963 

    Great roads with low traffic. We have a few routes that bring us out around or through Ridley Creek State Park. Average speed will be 16-17 mph, but note that these routes include over 4000' of climbing. Bring a snack for a brief mid-ride break. Consider the on-line routes approximate. Leave by 8:05 AM. Rain cancels.


    Chester Valley Trail, Wegmans, Malvern, PA

    Level D, 10 mph, 50 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

    The Chester Valley Trail goes from King of Prussia, PA all the way to Exton, PA with design plans already worked out to go into Norristown, PA on the East and Downingtown, PA on the West! We will cycle to Wegmans for lunch turning back the way we came. Long and flat, long and easy! This is an all day ride. Rain, snow, or icy road conditions one hour prior to start, cancels but not temperature!


    Lancaster County Farmlands Meander, aka, "The Best of Lancaster County". CO-LEADER WELCOME. Post-Ride Tailgate Party

    Level B-/C+, 13-15, Other mph, 55.5 miles. Meet at Salisbury Township Community Park (Gap Park) , 750 White Horse Rd., Gap, PA 17527, just off US-30. . The ride leaves at 9:30 am. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17502937.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    This picturesque route was developed by BCP/SCU member Charlie Brandt, who also belongs to the Lancaster Bike Club. Thanks, Charlie, for the pretty route! Scenic Lancaster County ride, starts at Salisbury Township Community Park (Gap Park) , 750 White Horse Rd., Gap, PA 17527, just off route 30. This park is only 37 minutes west of King of Prussia. The park has spacious parking lots and a restroom. A Speedway/Dunkin Donuts is adjacent to the park and a Wawa is nearby. Total elevation gain is 3000 feet - most of the hills are in the first twenty miles. The middle and final portions of the route are pretty gentle. The route includes the stunning Creek Road along Octoraro Creek, several breathtaking descents with magnificent views, and stops at the Bird-in-Hand Bake Shop and Lapp Valley Farm. Only one covered bridge, but includes the most scenic roads of the county. There is a rest stop at mile 23 (bakery & roadside stand), a bakery at mile 30, and a Sheetz convenience store at mile 32 with indoor & outdoor seating in Smoketown. On the return, at mile 45, there is a dairy farm & creamery. POST-RIDE TAILGATE PARTY: Leader will bring assorted snacks and soft drinks. CO-LEADER WELCOME: If you would like to lead this route at an alternative pace, please contact LMc. This will provide more options to our riders. Thank you!


    Hike the Wissahickon- Gentler version

    Level hike, 4-6 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 9:30 am.
    Leaders: Debbie Hoellein, [javascript protected email address], 215-833-5545 and James R. McClory, [javascript protected email address], (609) 513-1714 

    Join us for a gentler hike in the beautiful Wissahickon Gorge of Fairmount Park. For those who think our usual hikes in the Wissahickon are too fast or too difficult, try this hike out. We will hike more slowly and avoid some of the steepest hills, at least to start with. Maybe we will learn some history too!. Hiking shoes or boots make hiking easier. Well behaved, leashed canine friends are welcome. If you need an even flatter route at some point, we will direct you to Forbidden Drive. We'll have to wait til Sunday, Nov.19 to celebrate the beginning of the hike season at a party at our house. See the listing for the party for details.


    Toss of the dice - TEMPORARY NEW START LOCATION

    Level C+, 13-14.5 mph, 45-60 miles. Meet at At the Abraham Lincoln Monument On Sedgley Drive (across Kelly Dr. from Lloyd hall. The ride leaves at 10:15 am.
    Leader: Joseph M. Pless, [javascript protected email address], 610-937-9010

    Friendly C+ ride with, but not limited to, the following destinations: 1. Ambler 2. Whole Foods North Wales 3. Wegman's King of Prussia 4. Whole Foods Devon 5. Ridley Creek State Park area. BE SURE TO CHECK THE DAILY RIDE CALENDAR FOR RIDE LEADER AND DESTINATION INFORMATION. Bring money for lunch. YOU MUST CARRY A SPARE TUBE. Nobody is dropped. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Indication that cue sheets and/or GPS navigational information will be available no later than 24 hours prior to departure


    Hilladelphia - New Starting Point

    Level B, 14 - 15.5 mph, 37 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.. The ride leaves at 10:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26500209.
    Leader: Simon Knight, [javascript protected email address],

    Due to half-marathon we will start from the Bulldog statue. As the name suggests a hill ride (about 3000 feet) out to Conshohocken taking in the hills of Gladwyne. We’ll regroup at the top hills when needed, and take a brief Wawa break at the 27 mile point. Ride can be cancelled up to 1 hour before departure if weather (rain, snow, ice etc) looks bad. Please pre-register so we can depart at 10:30 am.

  • SunNov. 192017
    Kayuh Pedalers Fall Rides

    Level D, 11 mph, 20-25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycle and Cafe, 19th & W. Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, [javascript protected email address], 267-259-5231

    Fall is here. Kayuh Pedalers' Rides will take in the foliage around Philly. The ride distance & destination will be decided on day of the ride & will be determined on the riders that show up. Changes to start time or destination will be updated on the calendar. BCP rules apply, that includes Helmet & Water. You must carry a spare tube. Nobody is dropped. 18 Y.O. and up. Come and enjoy a casual ride. ALL rides start at time listed! NOTE: No Helmet-NO RIDE!!! No Exceptions!


    Hike the Wissahickon: Into the Wild Edition

    Level Nope, there will be hills, 2-3 mph, 6-7 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Stephen A. Muth, [javascript protected email address], 215-692-3585 and Helen Muth, [javascript protected email address], 267 567 7646 

    Chris McCandless was a young man disaffected with his family and civilization in general. He met his demise while living as a hermit in an abandoned school bus/cabin in the wilderness of Alaska. He was the subject of Jon Krakauer's book Into the Wild and a movie of the same name. McCandless has been praised as a man of the highest integrity setting an example of how to live left without unsavory aspects of modern society. He has also been discredited as a young man unable to cope with the simple imperfections of human nature. I am sure the 'truth' is both, neither and mixture. The most practical lesson from his death is be extremely careful about selecting which wild plants to consume. McCandless made a serious identification error and ended up eating a poisonous root while miles from the nearest help. Fortunately, Debbie and Jim are hosting a delicious lunch for us after the hike so please don't eat any vegetation along the trail! Please join Helen and I for a pleasant walk in the woods of the Wissahickon Gorge. Since this is the first hike for the season, we will try to keep the pace and distance on the lighter side. Well-behaved four leggers welcome.


    Sunny Sunday D ride

    Level D, 9-12 mph, 14-24 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, [javascript protected email address], 610-626-3338

    OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride through Fairmount Park and beyond. Bring helmet, extra tube, water, dress properly for the weather, $ for midride snack stop, and warm smiles incase it is cold. There will be some hills for a challenge and to help with conditioning to a higher ride level. No one dropped, we will regroup at the top of any hill. Walking the rest of the way up a hill is allowed.


    Sunny Sunday C Spinoff START LOCATION CHANGE

    Level C, 11-12 mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Meet at At the Abraham Lincoln Monument On Sedgley Drive (across Kelly Dr. from Lloyd hall.. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm.
    Leader: Chuck Martin, [javascript protected email address], 215-923-1887

    Meet at At the Abraham Lincoln Monument On Sedgley Drive (across Kelly Dr. from Lloyd hall. A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles, usually with a lunch or snack stop.


    Kick Off Party after the season's first Hike in the Wissahickon

    Level Party. Meet at Debbie and Jim's House. The ride leaves at 12:30 pm.
    Leaders: Debbie Hoellein, [javascript protected email address], 215-833-5545 and James R. McClory, [javascript protected email address], (609) 513-1714 

    Please join us for a party to celebrate the first Hike in the Wissahickon for this season. The party will take place at Debbie and Jim's house immediately following the hike. It is a potluck "Optional but Welcome". E-mail Debbie if you plan to bring something or if you need directions to the house. Those going on Linda's ride after the hike are also welcome to come and eat before they ride.


    Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble - SPECIAL EDITION - Ride after the Hike Kick-Off Party. Flourtown to Gwynedd Wawa

    Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 35 miles. Meet at James Fulginiti Park, 500 Hemlock Rd, Flourtown. This park is near Hemlock and Mill Rd, and near the intersection of Mill Rd and Church Rd/PA-73. The ride leaves at 1:45 pm. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26501105.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    FOR 11/19: Meet at a park very close to the Hike Kick-Off Party in Flourtown. Pretty loop from Flourtown to the Wawa in Gwynedd. Outbound via Blue Bell, Ambler, and Maple Glen. Return via Montco Community College and Center Square. Total elevation gain 1550 ft. Rolling terrin, but nothing too steep. Quick rest stop at mile 20 at Wawa for bathroom and snack. Please bring LIGHTS, due to daylight getting shorter. Beginning next week, most of the Sunday PM Post-Hike Winter Rambles will meet at 1:20pm at Bruno's in Chestnut Hill, unless otherwise noted. This Sunday afternoon winter ride will be ~30-35 miles, depending on sunset time.

  • TueNov. 212017
    Ride yer Bike Tuesday (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C+ & B/B+, 13-16 mph, 42 miles. Meet at Central Park (425 Wells Rd., Doylestown). The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17453184.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, [javascript protected email address], 215-913-3246 and Bob Doyle, [javascript protected email address], 703-963-9905 

    NOTE: Start location, start time and day of the week that we will ride (weather will dictate) will vary in November. Also note just two paces today. Today we'll ride from Central Park (Wells Rd, Doylestown) to New Hope via Carversville. Expect rolling terrain, with some hills (gradual uphill leaving New Hope and later Valley Rd.) very scenic low trafficked roads and good company. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the posted pace. Must also be willing to ride safely and obey traffic laws. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy (rain cancels).

  • WedNov. 222017
    Nighttime Phoenixville Dog Rides

    Level B-/C+, 13.5-14.5 mph, 30-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Rick Christie, [javascript protected email address], 610-787-1985

    The rides of darkness are back every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm until the return of daylight savings time. Maintain your fitness level with weekly 30-35 mile rides. Strong headlights and taillights required. These are beautiful rides on low-traffic roads. No one dropped, regroup as necessary, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace on rolling to hilly terrain. Dress warmly. Extreme cold ( <20 degrees ), precipitation and/or icy roads cancels.


    First Watch The Daytime Cafe, Wynnewood, PA

    Level D, 10 mph, 20 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

    Let's ride this morning for a spurious breakfast, First Watch The Daytime Cafe in Wynnewood, PA. You will be so delighted with your meal, you will eat less on Thanksgiving Day.


    Kayuh Pedalers Evening After Work Rides.

    Level D, 11 mph, 10-15 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycle and Cafe, 19th and Girard Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, [javascript protected email address], 267-259-5231

    Rides are approximately 1 - 1.5 hours and will be done around 8pm with a coffee stop to warm up. Route varies, helmet, water and safety lights REQUIRED. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia rules apply. 18 Y.O. and up. ALL rides start at time listed. NOTE: NO HELMET OR SAFETY LIGHTS-NO RIDE!

  • ThuNov. 232017
    Thanksgiving Morning Ramble, UDHS to Skippack - Two Leaders, Two Paces (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C+/B- & B, 13-14, 14-15 mph, 42 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11210130.
    Leaders: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862 and Elliot Titcher, [javascript protected email address], 215-740-1149 

    Early morning ride to burn off some calories before our big feast later today. Pretty loop from Upper Dublin High School to the Wawa in Skippack at the mid-way point for a quick rest break and snack. Outbound via Ambler and West Point, return via Evansburg and Blue Bell. Rolling terrain with 2048 feet of climbing, but no killer climbs. Plan is to return by 1:000pm, in order to have plenty of time to get to our holiday gatherings. Two Leaders, Two Paces: Elliot will lead the 14-15 group, and Linda will lead the 13-14 group.


    Thanksgiving Morning Ride

    Level B-/C+, 13 mph, 40 miles. Meet at United Artists Theater Main Street Manayunk. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26520753.
    Leaders: Lisa Wenger, [javascript protected email address], 484-433-3229 and Mike Fazio, [javascript protected email address], 484-686-7968 

    Scenic 40 mile loop through the Main Line. We will have a quick refreshment stop at the Berwyn Acme at mile 15. Rolling to hilly terrain with a few good climbs. Early start so we can be back by 1:00 pm. Pre-registration is recommended. Please print a cue sheet from the RWGPS link.

  • FriNov. 242017
    Post Turkey ride to Schwenksville - two ride leaders, two paces

    Level C+/B-, 13-14 and 14-14.5 mph, 54 +/- miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:00 am.
    Leaders: Elliot Titcher, [javascript protected email address], 215-740-1149 and Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862 

    Work off some calories after all that Thanksgiving food. About 54 miles at a 13-14 and 14-14.5 pace with a potty stop on the way out and back and lunch stop in Schwenksville. Regroup as needed but riders need to be able to keep the advertised average pace. Faster on flats, slower on hills. Bring plenty to drink and an on bike snack. Starting temps below freezing or wet roads cancels the ride. Dress in layers so that you can shed clothes as the day warms up. The cue sheet is at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2413698


    Friday Frolic w/Linda. PLEASE SEE the ABOVE LISTING for the POST-TURKEY Ride - 9:00am, co-leading with Elliot

    Level B-/C+, 13-15 mph, 45-50, +/- miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:01 am. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    For Black Friday (Nov. 24), Elliot T. and I are co-leading the Post-Turkey Ride to Schwenksville, in an effort to burn off some holiday calories. Please see the 9:00am listing above. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Enjoy scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. We'll explore pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties -- Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, etc. Starting points will vary, so that we can cycle through different regions. Depending on the destination, starting point may be in Conshohocken, Flourtown, Jenkintown, Wayne, Valley Forge, etc. Please check the daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map will be provided for each ride. Scheduled for virtually every Friday throughout the year, with a few exceptions here & there. If weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a hike/walk (on foot). As long as we are enjoying outdoor physical exercise, and Mother Nature, in the company of friends, we'll have a memorable outing.

  • SatNov. 252017
    Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride

    Level A-, 16-17 mph, 40-55 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles front of shop 919 Montgomery Ave. The ride leaves at 8:05 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1940076.
    Leaders: Jeff Diacik, [javascript protected email address], 215-783-8537, Derek Barnes, [javascript protected email address], 610-246-3917  and Shahar Shiff, [javascript protected email address], 215-776-3963 

    Great roads with low traffic. We have a few routes that bring us out around or through Ridley Creek State Park. Average speed will be 16-17 mph, but note that these routes include over 4000' of climbing. Bring a snack for a brief mid-ride break. Consider the on-line routes approximate. Leave by 8:05 AM. Rain cancels.


    Shoo Mama's! (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B, 13.5 mph, 56 miles. Meet at Chester Valley Trailhead, Warner Rd & Devon Park Drive. The ride leaves at 8:55 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26526751.
    Leader: Richard L. Wagner, [javascript protected email address], 267-738-6405

    Burn some of those Thankgiving calories with a ride through western Delaware County & eastern Chester County. Then put some of those calories back on with a sit down lunch stop at Shoo Mama's Cafe (shoomamascafe.com) near West Chester. Two other quick non-food rest stops are planned. ~3100' of climbing, mostly rolling hills. Note: the ride start is at the Chester Valley Trail parking lot off Warner Rd, 0.1 miles from Devon Park Dr (near the K of P Wegmans)


    Valley Forge National Park and Once Around

    Level D, 10 mph, 53 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

    Winter in Valley Forge is given for the Revoluntionary Army. We will cycle out to Valley Forge National Park, crossing the Schuylkill River over the Sullivan Bridge into the main area of the park. We will go once around, clock wise, with a lunch stop at the Washington Chaple. Rain, snow, ice on the roads cancell ride, not temperature.


    Newark, DE to Turkey Point Lighthouse Adventure. Three Leaders, Three Paces

    Level B+/C+, 13-16 mph, 59 miles. Meet at Parking lot of the Newark & Pomeroy Rail Trail, near Bike Line & Ski Bum stores, next to the Newark Shopping Center on Main St. . The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17801365.
    Leaders: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862, Daniel Operacz, [javascript protected email address], 267-265-9358  and Stephen A. Muth, [javascript protected email address], 215-692-3585 

    In honor of Thanksgiving turkey, this ride is a revival of the late Peter Odell's classic route to the Turkey Point Lighthouse, on the scenic and peaceful peninsula between the Elk River and the North East River, at the head of the Chesapeake Bay. Mostly quiet roads in northwestern Delaware and northeastern Maryland. Rest stop at mile 18.5, in the cute town of Northeast, MD. ScenicTurkey Point Lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula is at mile 31.5. (The Lighthouse Trail runs right along the perimeter of the peninsula.) On the return, we have a rest stop at a market/deli at mile 45. Total elevation gain is 3986 feet. Mostly rolling terrain, with some brisk rollers close to the lighthouse at the tip. We will stop to regroup as needed. Travel time from Philadelphia to Newark is ~one hour. Driving Directions from Philadelphia: I-95 South into DE, then DE-273 West toward Newark/Univ. of DE. DE-273 will lead you to Main St. The Newark Shopping Center, the Rail Trail parking lot, and Bike Line & Ski Bum stores will be on your right. Three Leaders, Three Paces: Dan Oz will lead the 16+ group, Steve Muth wil lead 15 group and Linda will lead the 13-14 group.


    Toss of the dice - AMBLER

    Level C+, 13-14.5 mph, 45-60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:15 am.
    Leader: Joseph M. Pless, [javascript protected email address], 610-937-9010

    Friendly C+ ride with, but not limited to, the following destinations: 1. Ambler 2. Whole Foods North Wales 3. Wegman's King of Prussia 4. Whole Foods Devon 5. Ridley Creek State Park area. BE SURE TO CHECK THE DAILY RIDE CALENDAR FOR RIDE LEADER AND DESTINATION INFORMATION. Bring money for lunch. YOU MUST CARRY A SPARE TUBE. Nobody is dropped. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Indication that cue sheets and/or GPS navigational information will be available no later than 24 hours prior to departure

  • SunNov. 262017
    Kayuh Pedalers Fall Rides

    Level D, 11 mph, 20-25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycle and Cafe, 19th & W. Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, [javascript protected email address], 267-259-5231

    Fall is here. Kayuh Pedalers' Rides will take in the foliage around Philly. The ride distance & destination will be decided on day of the ride & will be determined on the riders that show up. Changes to start time or destination will be updated on the calendar. BCP rules apply, that includes Helmet & Water. You must carry a spare tube. Nobody is dropped. 18 Y.O. and up. Come and enjoy a casual ride. ALL rides start at time listed! NOTE: No Helmet-NO RIDE!!! No Exceptions!


    Post Thanksgiving Hike

    Level hike, 3 mph, 6-7 miles. Meet at Valley Green Inn. The ride leaves at 9:30 am.
    Leaders: Cathy Flynn Hochheiser, [javascript protected email address], 215-913-0511 and Linda Mueller, [javascript protected email address], 215-646-5718 

    Hike meanders on trails in the Wissahickon Valley. Wear appropriate hiking boots/sneakers as the trail may be wet, rocky and slippery. Moderate paced 2.5-3 hour hike with two leaders. Well behaved leashed 4 legged hikers welcome.


    Sunny Sunday Afternoon D Ride

    Level D, 10 mph, 15-25 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

    Introductory ride for those new to riding or looking to improve riding skills and fitness for the C rides. Ride will be in the Fairmount Park area, will regroup as needed and be tailored to the abilities of those participating. You will need a helmet, water, and a tube for your tire. A snack is strongly recommended, as we may not stop for food. Safety and equipment instruction provided as needed. Rain one hour to the start time, cancels.


    Sunny Sunday C Spinoff

    Level C, 11-12 mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm.
    Leader: Michael J Olszewski, [javascript protected email address], 215-932-8586

    A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles, usually with a lunch or snack stop. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign.


    Sunday PM (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble Ride - Bruno's to Narberth, via Manayunk Bridge Trail

    Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 34 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:20 pm. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26531303.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    For 11/26: Pretty loop from Bruno's in Chestnut Hill to Narberth, via SRT and Manayunk Bridge Trail. Rest stop at Wawa at mile 21.Outbound via Plymouth Meeting and Spring Mill. Return from Narberth via the Pencoyd Bridge, Barren Hill Rd to Harts Lane. Total climbing 1840 feet. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic, 30-35-ish mile loop, usually through Montgomery County or Lower Bucks, with a brief rest stop. Unless otherwise stated, this winter afternoon ride will meet most Sundays at Bruno's Diner (finishing point for many of the Sunday morning Wissahickon hikes). Instead of Bruno's, we may on occasion meet at another location in Chestnut Hill. Even if you don't join the hike in the morning, you are welcome to cycle with us on this afternoon ride! We will stop to regroup if needed, but try as much as possible to maintain 13-15mph, due to short daylight. Plan is to return before 5:00pm. Please bring LIGHTS, just in case we return in the nick of time. Please ensure that your bike is ready before start time, so that we can leave promptly. Specific details will be posted for each Sunday's Route. Scheduled for EVERY Sunday throughout the winter (for the duration of the hiking season), weather permitting, EXCEPT for the last Sunday in February. (Leader will be away cross-country skiing.) This ride will resume on the first Sunday of March. If winter weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a snow activity, e.g., cross-country skiing or snow-shoeing. As long as we keep moving throughout the winter, we will maintain our base fitness level for the return of spring cycling in mid-March.

  • TueNov. 282017
    Suzy-Jo Donuts at Riverbend Cafe

    Level D, 10 mph, 24 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

    Tuesdays are Suzy-Jo Donut day at Riverbend Cafe without needing to go on to Bridgeport, PA. We ride to eat donuts.


    Ride yer Bike Tuesday (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C+, B, and B+/A-, 13-17 mph, 40-44 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6528557.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, [javascript protected email address], 215-913-3246, Bob Doyle, [javascript protected email address], 703-963-9905  and Daniel Operacz, [javascript protected email address], 267-265-9358 

    Today we'll have 3 paces, start from Upper Dublin H.S. once again, and ride to the Italian Market in Skippack (great sandwiches). Note the faster group will ride 44 miles (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26539323) so all groups can meet in Skippack for a season ending lunch together. Expect mostly rolling terrain, with some hills/but nothing tough, scenic low trafficked roads and good company. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the posted pace. Must also be willing to ride safely and obey traffic laws. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy (rain cancels).


    Monthly QR Mailing Party

    Level All. Meet at Cozen O'Connor, 1650 Market St.. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm.
    Leader: Tom Witt, [javascript protected email address], 215-665-5578

    All welcome to help mail the newsletter, snacks and good company guaranteed along with some light work.

  • WedNov. 292017
    Nighttime Phoenixville Dog Rides

    Level B-/C+, 13.5-14.5 mph, 30-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Rick Christie, [javascript protected email address], 610-787-1985

    The rides of darkness are back every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm until the return of daylight savings time. Maintain your fitness level with weekly 30-35 mile rides. Strong headlights and taillights required. These are beautiful rides on low-traffic roads. No one dropped, regroup as necessary, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace on rolling to hilly terrain. Dress warmly. Extreme cold ( <20 degrees ), precipitation and/or icy roads cancels.


    Kayuh Pedalers Evening After Work Rides.

    Level D, 11 mph, 10-15 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycle and Cafe, 19th and Girard Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, [javascript protected email address], 267-259-5231

    Rides are approximately 1 - 1.5 hours and will be done around 8pm with a coffee stop to warm up. Route varies, helmet, water and safety lights REQUIRED. Bicycle Club of Philadelphia rules apply. 18 Y.O. and up. ALL rides start at time listed. NOTE: NO HELMET OR SAFETY LIGHTS-NO RIDE!

 November, 2017