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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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 December 2017 

  • FriDec. 012017
    Upperr Roxborough Reservoir Preserve (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D, 10 mph, 20 miles. Meet at Cosmic Caffee, 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 learned that one can hike up to the Upper Roxborough Reservoir connected to Schuylkill Valley Nature Center two weeks ago. So let's cycle up Henry Ave all to Summit Ave, park our bikes a walk around the reservoir. We will return down Port Royal Ave (May have to walk our bikes) to the Schuylkill River Tail with stopping for coffee at Volo Coffee Shop in Manayunk.


    Friday Frolic w/Linda. Glenside to Springfield, via Manayunk Bridge Trail. Meet 10:00am, to allow morning temperature to warm up a bit.

    Level B-/C+, 13-15 mph, 54 miles. Meet at Glenside Public Library parking lot. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12720389.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    For December 1: Celebrate the mild temperature & sunshine with a pretty jaunt to Springfield, Delaware County, via the Manayunk Bridge Trail. Outbound via Chestnut Hill, Bala Cynwyd, and Havertown. Lunch at mile 26 at Panera in Springfield. On our way to lunch, there is a Wawa at mile 19, if we need a quick break. Return from Springfield to Glenside via Bryn Mawr, Villanova, Spring Mill, Flourtown. There is another Wawa at mile 43, if another break is needed on the return. Total climbing 3300 feet. Rolling terrain, but no extreme climbs. 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. 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. If weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a hike/walk. As long as we are enjoying outdoor exercise, and Mother Nature, in the company of friends, we'll have a memorable outing.

  • SatDec. 022017
    Early Bird Ride to Coffee in Flourtown via Upper Dublin (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B/B-, 14.75-15.25 mph, 48 +/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:25 am.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, [javascript protected email address], 215-665-2048

    Assemble at 8:25. We willl leave at 8:30 SHARP! Ride through East Falls, Mount Airy, Chestnut Hill, Wyndmor, Fort Washington, Upper Dublin, Oreland, Whitemarsh, Ambler, Manayunk, and Bala Cynwyd. Many hills, but no killers. Thirty minute coffee stop at Starbucks in Flourtown at mile 30 or so. (It's all about the coffee.) Will regroup at top of long hills if necessary, but riders are expected to do the advertised pace (which is what our computers should read as "average" at the finish). Partial cue sheet showing turns, but not milage. PLEASE PREREGISTER: it saves time and improves substantially my ability to read your emergency information (and it does not matter if you do not show up since we will not be waiting for anyone beyond posted start time).


    Nitty Gritty City Rides, Sedgley Ave

    Level D, 10 mph, 23 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

    Cycle the city that few cyclists cycle, Nitty Gritty along the Northeast AMTRAK Corridor in Philadelphia. We we discover fascinating city scape over Sedgley Ave. Coffee at the River Wards Cafe in Port Richmond neighborhood. Cycling back over Allegheny Ave, all of it.


    Ride to Hennings Market for hot soup

    Level C+/B-, 14-14.5 mph, 50+/- miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Elliot Titcher, [javascript protected email address], 215-740-1149

    Regroup as needed though riders should be able to keep the average pace. Potty stops on the way out and back and sit down lunch at Hennings Food Market in Harleysville. Bring plenty to drink and an on bike snack. Temps below 30 at start will cancel as will wet roads. Ride route is at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11738539.


    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 9:05 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 9:05 AM. Rain cancels.


    Chadds Ford to Hoopes Reservoir in Delaware, via Brandywine River. Co-Leader Welcome

    Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 50 miles. Meet at Parking lot behind the Chadds Ford Post Office, at US-1/Baltimore Pike, PA-100/Creek Rd, and Hoffman's Mill Rd. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6619794.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    Hilly but pretty and meandering loop through southern Chester County, PA and northern Delaware, crossing the scenic Brandywine Creek a few times, as well as a few other creeks and streams. This route is based on a ride led by Tom Madle and Katie Eberhart, with an additional loop around the lovely & peaceful Hoopes Reservoir. We'll ride on "Stargazer Rd", and through green, rural countryside. Optional quick stop in Unionville at mile 19. Indoor rest stop at mile 27 in Kennett Square - choice of eateries. Total elevation gain is 3000 ft. We will stop to regroup as needed. Most of the climbing is in the first half. Please bring an on-bike snack with you, as well as two water bottles. We will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain 13mph average, as advertised. Plan is to return by 2:15pm. Co-Leader Welcome - if you would like to lead this route at an alternative pace, please contact LMc.


    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 

    Please join us for a gentler hike in the beautiful Wissahickon Gorge of Fairmount Park. This hike is slower and shorter than the hikes in the Wissahickon on Sundays. The terrain is similar, meaning there will be hills, but we will do them more slowly, and there will be several places where you can access Forbidden Drive if you want a shorter or easier route. We will finish the hike between 12 and 12:30PM. Hiking shoes or boots make hiking easier. Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Rain cancels.


    Toss of the dice - Wegman's KoP

    Level C+, 13-14.5 mph, 45-60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:15 am. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26564408.
    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

  • SunDec. 032017
    Early Bird Ride to Coffee in Devon

    Level B/B-, 14.75-15.25 mph, 50 +/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:55 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, [javascript protected email address], 215-665-2048

    Assemble at 8:55. we willl leave at 9:00 SHARP! Ride through Belmont, Wynwood, Merion, Darby, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Radnor, Devon, Wayne, Gulph Mills, Conshohocken, Manayunk, etc., returning via Manayunk Bridge and Bala Cynwyd. Many hills, including 12 (or so) relatively long ones. One 30-minute coffee stop in Devon (Pour Richards) at mile 26 or so. (It's all about the coffee.) Will regroup at top of long hills as needed, but riders are expected to achieve advertised pace (which is what our computers read as "average" at the finish). PLEASE PREREGISTER: It saves time and increases substantially my ability to read the important info on the sign-in sheet.


    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 "Wiss"

    Level Hike, 2-3 mph, 7-9 miles. Meet at Valley Green Inn. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Richard W. Terry, [javascript protected email address], 215-675-1536 and Loreli Voltmer, [javascript protected email address], 215-264-8653 

    We will find some hills & valleys to climb and hopefully get the heart rate up, possibly cross a stream, maybe even see a deer or an eagle. Appropriate shoes for hiking in the park are a good idea. Well behaved four legged hikers are welcome. Remember to park in the upper lot and don't leave valuables in site.


    Lake Galena to Richlandtown (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-, 13.5 mph, 61 miles. Meet at Meet at the Sailor's Point parking lot of Lake Galena's Peace Valley Park at the intersection of New Galena and Myers roads.. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Jeff T. Reardon, [javascript protected email address], 215-674-3992

    This ride will take us into the wooded areas of upper Bucks county. We will make a brief water/bathroom stop at mile 25 in Revere followed by a pizza lunch stop at the Alcamo Italian restaurant in Richlandtown at mile 43. This ride will feature a few good climbs as well as many miles of gentle terrain north of Lake Nockamixon.


    Sunny Sunday D Ride

    Level D, 9-12 mph, 12-24 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

    Comfortable ride through Fairmount Park and beyond, depending on the assembled riders. Helmet required. Bring extra tube, water, dress appropriately for the weather, $ for mid ride rest-snack stop. Bring smiles to chase the feeling of cold away. Rain, ice or snow cancels, but cold does not.


    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: Chuck Martin, [javascript protected email address], 215-923-1887

    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 the new, large Whole Foods in Wynnewood, 35mi

    Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 35 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:15 pm. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26558024.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    For Dec. 3: Pretty loop from Chestnut Hill to the new, large Whole Foods Market in Wynnewood. Outbound via Mt. Airy and Roxborough, then cross the Manayunk Trail Bridge to Bala Cynwyd. Brief rest stop at Whole Foods at mile 21. Return via Ardmore, Gladwyne, and Conshohocken. Total climbing 2400 feet. Rolling terrain with a few brisk climbs to help us burn off those holiday calories. Please click on the route map link below to preview the route and the elevation profile. 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 by 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), until mid-March, weather permitting, EXCEPT for the last Sunday in February. 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.

  • TueDec. 052017
    Suzy-Jo Donut Day at Riverbend Cafe (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D, 10 mph, 26 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. This morning's route will go out Bryn Mar Ave, the Cynwd Heritage Trail, over Manayunk Trail Bridge, up Umbia and following Rivser Rd to back approach to Riverbend Cafe and Bicycle Shop. We ride to eat donuts.

  • WedDec. 062017
    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: Dec 20th night ride cancelled. See below.

    Level . Meet at Kayuh Bicycle and Cafe, 19th and Girard Ave.. The ride leaves at 7:00 pm.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, [javascript protected email address], 267-259-5231

    Dec 20th night ride cancelled because of a special presentation at Open Mic Night at Kayuh Bicycles and Cafe. Open to all. Come out and support this community business @ 7PM 19th st & Girard ave.

  • FriDec. 082017
    Friday Afternoon Frolic w/Linda - Montgomery County Meander from Elkins Park

    Level B-/C+, 13-15 mph, 40+/- miles. Meet at Conklin Playground parking lot, Church Rd near Township Line Rd/Cottman Ave/PA-73. The ride leaves at 12:30 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    For Dec. 8: Working in the morning, so this ride will leave in the afternoon. Meander around eastern Montgomery County, e.g., Abington, Jenkintown, etc. with a rest stop half-way through.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. Please check the daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Scheduled for virtually every Friday throughout the year. 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.

  • SatDec. 092017
    Nitty Gritty City Rides-Glenwood Ave

    Level D, 10 mph, 23 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

    Cycle the city that few cyclists cycle, Nitty Gritty along the Northeast AMTRAK Corridor in Philadelphia. We we discover fascinating city scape over Glenwood Ave. Coffee at the River Wards Cafe in Port Richmond neighborhood. Cycling back over Allegheny Ave, all of it.


    CANCELLED Early Bird Ride to Coffee in Devon

    Level B/B-, 14.75-15.25 mph, 50 +/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, [javascript protected email address], 215-665-2048

    Assemble at 9:00. We willl leave at 9:05 SHARP! Forecast is for high 30's, but low wind. Ride through Belmont, Wynwood, Merion, Darby, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Radnor, Devon, Wayne, Gulph Mills, Conshohocken, Manayunk, etc., returning via Manayunk Bridge and Bala Cynwyd. Many hills, including 12 (or so) relatively long ones. One 30-minute coffee stop in Devon (Pour Richards) at mile 26 or so. (It's all about the coffee.) Will regroup at top of long hills as needed, but riders are expected to achieve advertised pace (which is what our computers read as "average" at the finish). PLEASE PREREGISTER: It saves time and increases substantially my ability to read the important info on the sign-in sheet. And no problem if you later decide not to do the ride because we will not wait beyond posted departure time. :)


    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 9:05 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 9:05 AM. Rain cancels.


    Narberth to the Country Deli in Gradyville, then, return to Narberth for the "How to Keep Rolling...." meeting

    Level B-/C+, 13-15 mph, 47.5 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles, 919 Montgomery Ave, Narberth. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11346956.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    Scenic route from Narberth farther into the pretty Main Line, then south of West Chester Pike to the Country Deli in Gradyville. Coffee/snack stop at the deli at mile 24. Outbound via Bryn Mawr and Villanova, return via Haverford . Cycle through peaceful horse farm countryside. Rolling to hilly terrain with total elevation of 3241feet. Plan is to return by 2:15, in order to set-up for the social/seminar at Main Line Cycles which starts at 3:00pm - "How to Keep Rolling through the Winter".


    CANCELLED 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


    MEMBERS' SEMINAR & SOCIAL MEETING - "How to Keep Rolling Through the Winter"

    Level All levels are welcome. Meet at Main Line Cycles, 919 Montgomery Ave, Narberth. The nearest intersection is at Old Gulph Rd - there is a traffic light here, as well as a Wawa & Staples.. The ride leaves at 3:00 pm.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    This is an INDOOR social event, held RAIN OR SHINE. Social and educational meeting for members, to help us "Keep Rolling Through the Winter," that is, how to maintain one's physical fitness & conditioning (via outdoor and/or indoor training), how to winterize one's bicycle for cold weather & harsh road conditions, and, how to dress properly for outdoor activities in the cold. Lynne Gramberg, Physical Therapist, will present training techniques to maintain strength, and aerobic conditioning & stamina in the off-season (which helps to prevent winter weight gain). Main Line Cycles will present the topics of how to winterize one's bike for harsh weather & road conditions, as well as how to dress effectively for outdoor exercise in the cold. We will have time for socializing, and for posing questions to our expert presenters. REFRESHMENTS will be served, including beer & wine. VOLUNTEERS APPRECIATED: If you are able to arrive ~2:15 to assist with set-up, THANK YOU! Program will run from 3:00 until 5:00pm. Hope to see you there! Please note: Preregistration (RSVP) link is available below for this social event, to help provide us with an approximate number of guests. If you think that you are likely to attend, please preregister at the link below to RSVP, so that we can obtain the appropriate amount of refreshments. PARKING: Parking is available in the lot immediately adjacent to Fast Signs and Main Line Cycles, in front of and behind what used to be the "Annie Sez" store. PUBLIC TRANSIT: SEPTA's 44 bus runs along Montgomery Ave, in front of Main Line Cycles. The Narberth train station, near Narberth and Haverford Aves, is a few blocks from Main Line Cycles. The Narberth train station is served by the R5 rail line, which runs from Paoli-Thorndale into Center City, then, north to Lansdale-Doylestown.

  • SunDec. 102017
    Kayuh pedalers: Winter Rides

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

    The rides will continue through the winter, weather and safety permitting. The ride distance & destination will be decided on day of the ride & will be determined on the riders. BCP rules apply. 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! You must be dressed for the weather.


    Sunday Hike in the Wissahickon

    Level All levels, 6.5-8.5 miles. Meet at Corner of Germantown Ave & Bethlehem Pike, across from Chestnut Hill Coffee Co., 8620 Germantown Ave. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862 and Linda Mueller, [javascript protected email address], 215-646-5718 

    Let's walk off some of the calories we've been consuming at our holiday dinners and parties! Meet at the corner of Germantown Ave. & Bethlehem Pike, where there used to be a Borders Book Store. This is across the street from Chestnut Hill Coffee at 8620 Germantown Ave. From here, we'll walk a few blocks through the neighborhood to access the trailhead on Crefeld St. All the homes should be decorated for the holidays. Well-behaved canine hikers are warmly welcome to join us! Trails will include some climbing, but there will be some shorter & flatter options available. Following the hike, we will have several options for where to eat lunch -- cafes & restaurants on Germantown Ave, e.g., Cosimo's, Bruno's, etc. Preregistration link has been set-up, to help save time for signing-in at the meeting point. Please consider pre-registering - it will save you writing time at the hike start, and ensure that your contact & emergency contact info are printed clearly on the form.


    CANCELLED CANCELLED Sunny Sunday D Ride--Fairmount Park Holiday Mansion tour

    Level D, 10-12 mph, 16 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: Dennis M. Schilling, [javascript protected email address], 215-677-0291

    Visit three of the six historic mansions, decorated for the holidays. Lemon Hill, Mount Pleasant, Laurel Hill, Woodford, Cedar Grove, and Sweetbriar. Group will decide at the start The fee is $8.00 per person, per mansion, Bring locks, cash, and you. Rain, Snow, or Temperatures below freezing cancel ride. More information


    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:  show and go, [javascript protected email address],

    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 the new, large Whole Foods Market in Wynnewood, 35mi

    Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 35 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:15 pm. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26558024.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    For Dec. 10: Pretty loop from Chestnut Hill to the new, large Whole Foods Market in Wynnewood. Outbound via Mt. Airy and Roxborough, then cross the Manayunk Trail Bridge to Bala Cynwyd. Brief rest stop at Whole Foods at mile 21. Return via Ardmore, Gladwyne, and Conshohocken. Total climbing 2400 feet. Rolling terrain with a few brisk climbs to help us burn off those holiday calories. Please click on the route map link below to preview the route and the elevation profile. 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 by 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), until mid-March, weather permitting, EXCEPT for the last Sunday in February. 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.

  • WedDec. 132017
    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: Dec 20th night ride cancelled. See below.

    Level . Meet at Kayuh Bicycle and Cafe, 19th and Girard Ave.. The ride leaves at 7:00 pm.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, [javascript protected email address], 267-259-5231

    Dec 20th night ride cancelled because of a special presentation at Open Mic Night at Kayuh Bicycles and Cafe. Open to all. Come out and support this community business @ 7PM 19th st & Girard ave.

  • FriDec. 152017
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. This is the generic description. Specific details will be posted on daily calendar for each Friday.

    Level B-/C+, 13-15 mph, 45-50, +/- miles. Meet at Various starting points -- please check the daily . The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    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.

  • SatDec. 162017
    Nitty Gritty City Rides-N. American St

    Level D, 10 mph, 30 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. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, December 15, 2017 at 9:00 pm.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

    Cycle the city that few cyclists cycle, Nitty Gritty N. American St. We we discover fascinating city scape from Spring Garden St all the way up to the northern boarder street, Cheltenham Ave. Returning the full length of Broad St with coffee in the Navy Yard.


    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 9:05 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 9:05 AM. Rain cancels.


    CHRISTMAS at LONGWOOD GARDENS, via Northbrook Orchards Market. Co-Leader Welcome

    Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 48 miles. Meet at Rose Tree Park in Media, PA - N. Providence Rd & Rose Tree Rd, just north of the US-1 Bypass, accessible via the Blue Route (I-476). The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3668899. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, December 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    This scenic route through southern Delaware County & eastern Chester County is a revival of a holiday-themed ride from "back in the day", when Bob Paradise was President of BCP. Pretty (but hilly) loop to and from Longwood Gardens, which is decorated to the hilt for Christmas. In order to keep moving, we will NOT be doing the indoor Xmas show at Longwood - we will just make a quick stop to admire the outdoor decorations. On the outbound, we have a quick Wawa break if needed at mile 13. At mile 22, we can stop for lunch at Northbrook Orchards Market. After Longwood Gardens, there's a Wawa stop if needed at mile 36 on the return. This route will take us through part of Ridley Creek State Park, past Cheyney University, and some peaceful stretches along Creek Rd. Rolling to hilly terrain with total elevation gain of 3989 feet. We will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain 13mph average, as advertised. Please click on the route map link below to preview the route, as well as the elevation (climbing) profile. The meeting point (Rose Tree Park in Media) is accessible via the Blue Route to the US-1 Bypass. Co-Leader Welcome: if you would like to lead this route at an alternative pace, please contact LMc. Thank you!


    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

  • SunDec. 172017
    Kayuh pedalers: Winter Rides

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

    The rides will continue through the winter, weather and safety permitting. The ride distance & destination will be decided on day of the ride & will be determined on the riders. BCP rules apply. 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! You must be dressed for the weather.


    Hike the Wissahickon

    Level hike, 6 miles. Meet at Entrance to the park at the end of West Mt. Airy Ave. in West Mt Airy. The ride leaves at 9:30 am.
    Leaders: Jay Sitkin, [javascript protected email address], 267-664-0939 and Linda Mueller, [javascript protected email address], 215-646-5718 

    Please join us on a hike in the beautiful Wissahickon Gorge of Fairmount Park. We will be hiking mainly on trails so appropriate footwear is recommended. We'll be exploring the east end of the gorge on the white, yellow, and orange trails. Well behaved canine friends are welcome. meet at park entrance near the end of W. Mt Airy Ave & Mt Airy Terrace (40.043467, -75.208353)


    Sunny Sunday D Ride

    Level D, 9-12 mph, 12-24 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. It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, [javascript protected email address], 610-626-3338

    OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride for young, old, and new riders to Group Riding. The group travels through Fairmount Park and beyond depending on the assembled group. The ride will help to prepare riders for new skills and endurance to reach higher levels of biking. Bring helmet (required), cloths for proper warmth in winter conditions, extra tube, $ for mid ride snack-rest stop, and lots of warm smiles. We might explore some of traditional holiday sites of Philadelphia and the famous Wanamaker Eagle. Rain, ice or snow on the road will cancel, but cold does not.


    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 Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble Ride (General description -- specific details will be posted for each Sunday)

    Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 30-35 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:20 pm. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    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.

  • WedDec. 202017
    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: Dec 20th night ride cancelled. See below.

    Level . Meet at Kayuh Bicycle and Cafe, 19th and Girard Ave.. The ride leaves at 7:00 pm.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, [javascript protected email address], 267-259-5231

    Dec 20th night ride cancelled because of a special presentation at Open Mic Night at Kayuh Bicycles and Cafe. Open to all. Come out and support this community business @ 7PM 19th st & Girard ave.

  • FriDec. 222017
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. This is the generic description. Specific details will be posted on daily calendar for each Friday.

    Level B-/C+, 13-15 mph, 45-50, +/- miles. Meet at Various starting points -- please check the daily . The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    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.

  • SatDec. 232017
    Nitty Gritty City Rides-Delaware Ave

    Level D, 10 mph, 23 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. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, December 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

    Cycle the city that few cyclists cycle, Nitty Gritty the length of Delaware Ave along side of the Delaware River. We we discover fascinating city scape over N Delaware Ave and S Delaware Ave with Columbus Blvd inbetween! Coffee at the Navy Yard.


    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 9:05 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 9:05 AM. Rain cancels.


    Christmas in Historic Newtown, Bucks County. Short-Cut Option.

    Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 54, or short-cut option miles. Meet at Ft. Washington State Park Hawk Watch Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11547294. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, December 22, 2017 at 11:59 pm.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    Scenic loop from Ft. Washington State Park HAWK WATCH parking lot, to Bucks County - peaceful Tyler State Park and the charming (and historic) borough of Newtown, crossing the Neshaminy Creek. (Newtown was founded by William Penn in 1684. The colonial part of town looks especially pretty when decorated for the holidays.) Lunch stop at an indoor food court at mile 24. On the return, we'll cross scenic Springfield Lake in Churchville. At mile 39, there is a mega-Wawa, if another rest stop is needed. Total climbing is 2508 feet - not too strenuous, but enough to burn off some calories in advance of our holiday feasts and treats. Please click on the route map link below, to preview the route and the elevation profile. We will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but, we will try to maintain the advertised pace. Plan is to return by 3:00, in order to get home early & get ready for holiday festivities tonight. SHORT-CUT OPTION: Shortly after starting the ride at FWSP Hawk Watch, we will pass UDHS at mile 3 (~9:30-ish). We can stop at UDHS if more riders would like to join us there. On the return to FWSP, around mile 48, there is a way to detour off the cue sheet to return to UDHS. This would shave off ~7 miles total. If you would like to ride a shorter loop from UDHS, please contact the Leaders. Thank you!


    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

  • SunDec. 242017
    Kayuh pedalers: Winter Rides

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

    The rides will continue through the winter, weather and safety permitting. The ride distance & destination will be decided on day of the ride & will be determined on the riders. BCP rules apply. 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! You must be dressed for the weather.


    Sunny Sunday D Ride

    Level D, 9-12 mph, 12-24 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, [javascript protected email address], 610-626-3338

    OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride for young, old, and new riders to Group Riding. The group travels through Fairmount Park and beyond depending on the assembled group. The ride will help to prepare riders for new skills and endurance to reach higher levels of biking. Bring helmet (required), cloths for proper warmth in winter conditions, extra tube, $ for mid ride snack-rest stop, and lots of warm smiles. Rain, ice or snow on the road will cancel, but cold does not.


    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:  show and go, [javascript protected email address],

    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 Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble Ride (General description -- specific details will be posted for each Sunday)

    Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 30-35 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:20 pm. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    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.

  • MonDec. 252017
    Ride with a new holliday gift

    Level D, 8-12 mph, 8-12 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 11:00 am.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, [javascript protected email address], 610-626-3338

    OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride for young, old, and new riders to Group Riding. The group travels through Fairmount Park and beyond depending on the assembled group. The ride will feature your new biking related holiday gifts. Bring helmet (required), cloths for proper warmth in winter conditions, extra tube, $ for mid ride snack-rest stop, and lots of warm smiles. We will stop at 30th Street Station for warm up snack, hot chocolate, or coffee Rain, ice or snow on the road will cancel, but cold does not.

  • WedDec. 272017
    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: Wednesday Evening Rides

    Level D, 11 mph, 10 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, [javascript protected email address], 267-259-5231

    The rides will continue through the winter, weather and safety permitting. Helmet and safety light required. If you do not have these items you do not ride. BCP rubles apply. 18 Y O. Short rides in well lit areas. Dress for the weather.

  • FriDec. 292017
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. This is the generic description. Specific details will be posted on daily calendar for each Friday.

    Level B-/C+, 13-15 mph, 45-50, +/- miles. Meet at Various starting points -- please check the daily . The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    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.

  • SatDec. 302017
    Birthday Ride

    Level D, 10 mph, 73 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. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, December 29, 2017 at 9:00 pm.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

    How many times i've wished cyclists "happy birthday" by asking are you cycling your age? Be true to yourself! Come cycle 73 miles with me today. I will cycle up to Trenton, NJ on the NJ side using the Ben Franklin Bridge to cross into Jersey. Coffee stop in Riverton, lunch in Bordentown, NJ. Back I to PA over the Trenton Makes the World Takes bridge, stopping in Bristol, PA for an afternoon coffee break. Finally down State Rd to the start with any miles in the park to complete 73 miles!


    Last Saturday of the year - Carversville via New Hope - 54 miles -, 13-16 MPH - 2 Groups, 3 Leaders

    Level C - B, 13-14 mph, 54 miles. Meet at Hatboro Horshan High School. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/5750367. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, December 29, 2017 at 11:59 pm.
    Leaders: John A.  Dwyer, [javascript protected email address], 215 901-5810, Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862  and Elliot Titcher, [javascript protected email address], 215-740-1149 

    Fill out those last miles to reach your cycling goal for 2016 or get a head start on your 2017 resolutions.  We will ride from HHHS to Carversville via Dark Hollow Road and New Hope.  Optional bathroom stop at mile 11, real bathroom stop at Bulls Island - mile 31, and lunch stop at the Carversville General Store at mile 33.  We will try to get back by 3 so you can head out for your New Years celebrations. There will be 2 pace groups - John and Linda will lead/sweep 13-14, Elliot will lead a faster group Rain, Snow, Ice on the roads or starting temp below freezing will cancel the ride.


    Valley Forge Winter Ride: Saturday Edition

    Level B, 13.5 mph, 35 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11516270.
    Leader: Richard L. Wagner, [javascript protected email address], 267-738-6405

    Every Saturday thru March we will ride 17.5 miles to the Kimberton Wholefoods in Kimberton, have an indoor coffee break, then ride 17.5 miles back to Valley Forge. Plan is to be back in VF by noon.


    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 9:05 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 9:05 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

  • SunDec. 312017
    Kayuh pedalers: Winter Rides

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

    The rides will continue through the winter, weather and safety permitting. The ride distance & destination will be decided on day of the ride & will be determined on the riders. BCP rules apply. 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! You must be dressed for the weather.


    Valley Forge Winter Ride: Sunday Edition

    Level B, 13.5 mph, 35 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12359366.
    Leader: Richard L. Wagner, [javascript protected email address], 267-738-6405

    Every Sunday thru March we will ride 17.5 miles to Hennings Market in Harleysville, have an indoor coffee break, the ride 17.5 miles back to valley Forge. Plan is to be back in VF by noon.


    Hike the Wissahickon

    Level hike, 6-8 miles. Meet at Valley Green Inn. The ride leaves at 9:30 am.
    Leader: Stephen A. Muth, [javascript protected email address], 215-692-3585

    Please join us on a beautiful hike in the Wissahickon Gorge of Fairmount Park. We'll be hiking mainly on trails with some flat options if you would like a shorter or easier hike. Appropriate footwear is recommended. Well behaved, leased canine friends are welcome. If you park in the lot on the Chestnut Hill side, park in the upper lot and do not leave valuables in your car.


    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, snow, or ice on the roads 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: 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.


    Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble Ride (General description -- specific details will be posted for each Sunday)

    Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 30-35 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:20 pm. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    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.

 December, 2017