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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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 February 2018 

  • FriFeb. 022018
    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. 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. 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.

  • SatFeb. 032018
    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. 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. 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.


    Bristol Stomp

    Level D, 10 mph, 42 miles. Meet at Penn Treaty Park, Delaware Ave and Beach St.. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Bristol, PA is the Eastern terminus of the Delaware Canal with the Western terminus, Easton, PA. We will briefly explore the parts of the canal before having lunch at the Bristol Amish Market. A coffee break will be 10 miles into the ride. Return via Torresdale Ave. We might get to cycle on the soon to open Baxter Bicycle Trail running thru the Philadelphia Police Academy's firing range! Rain, snow or icy roads one hour prior to start, cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

    Bristol, PA is the Eastern terminus of the Delaware Canal with the Western terminus, Easton, PA. We will briefly explore the parts of the canal before having lunch at the Bristol Amish Market. A coffee break will be 10 miles into the ride. Return via Torresdale Ave. We might get to cycle on the soon to open Baxter Bicycle Trail running thru the Philadelphia Police Academy's firing range! Rain, snow or icy roads one hour prior to start, cancels.


    Ride to the bagel shop in Doylestown

    Level C+/B-, 13.5-14.5 mph, 35-40 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. The temps will be a little over freezing so dress in layers so that you can shed clothes if you get too warm while riding. Potty stops on the way out and back with a food stop at the bagel shop in Doylestown. Some hills, regroup as needed. Riders should be able to maintain the average pace. Bring an on bike snack and something to drink. Ride leader will make up the route as we ride. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Elliot Titcher, [javascript protected email address], 215-740-1149

    The temps will be a little over freezing so dress in layers so that you can shed clothes if you get too warm while riding. Potty stops on the way out and back with a food stop at the bagel shop in Doylestown. Some hills, regroup as needed. Riders should be able to maintain the average pace. Bring an on bike snack and something to drink. Ride leader will make up the route as we ride.


    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 10:05 am. 2/3/18 REVISED START TIME OF 10:05 SHORTER ROUTE 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 10:05 AM. Rain cancels. 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 

    2/3/18 REVISED START TIME OF 10:05 SHORTER ROUTE 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 10:05 AM. Rain cancels.


    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. 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
    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


    BCP's Annual Awards Banquet (& Members' General Meeting) - Indoor Social Event, NOT a ride. PREREGISTRATION & PAYMENT REQUIRED

    Level ALL. Meet at Manayunk Brewery, 4120 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127, 215.482.8220. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. BCP is thrilled to present our annual Awards Banquet at the Manayunk Brewery on Main Street, near Shurs Lane. Come join your fellow club-mates for an evening of camaraderie, delicious food, music, and distinguished honors awarded to the dedicated leaders and activists in our club who volunteer to serve many important roles throughout the year. We'll celebrate the successes and enjoyable memories of 2016, and ring in the 2017 cycling year! Festivites begin at 6:00 pm with Happy Hour, and conclude at 10:00pm. Complete details and the registration form for the Banquet (including parking & public transit) are available on the HOME PAGE of this website, on the ride-hand side, under "BCP Events". (Please see the link below.) Registration deadline was extended to Wednesday, Jan. 31, 5:00pm. Please register early! If you can no longer access on-line payment via credit card, please contact Penelope Myers, re. sending payment by check in the mail - 215-242-9166, or, email Penelope at . If you have any questions, please email the Banquet Committee at . We hope to see you at the Banquet! The on-line route map is https://phillybikeclub.org/newbcp/events/Banquet2018/Banquet2018Flyer.pdf
    Leaders: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862 and Barbara Monegan, [javascript protected email address], 484-332-5284 

    BCP is thrilled to present our annual Awards Banquet at the Manayunk Brewery on Main Street, near Shurs Lane. Come join your fellow club-mates for an evening of camaraderie, delicious food, music, and distinguished honors awarded to the dedicated leaders and activists in our club who volunteer to serve many important roles throughout the year. We'll celebrate the successes and enjoyable memories of 2016, and ring in the 2017 cycling year! Festivites begin at 6:00 pm with Happy Hour, and conclude at 10:00pm. Complete details and the registration form for the Banquet (including parking & public transit) are available on the HOME PAGE of this website, on the ride-hand side, under "BCP Events". (Please see the link below.) Registration deadline was extended to Wednesday, Jan. 31, 5:00pm. Please register early! If you can no longer access on-line payment via credit card, please contact Penelope Myers, re. sending payment by check in the mail - 215-242-9166, or, email Penelope at . If you have any questions, please email the Banquet Committee at . We hope to see you at the Banquet!

  • SunFeb. 042018
    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. 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.
    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. 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. 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 Wiss: Eagles Superbowl Edition

    Level hike, 2-3 mph, 6-8 miles. Meet at Valley Green Inn. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. No history lesson this hike -- we're making history today! Come on out to romp around the woods of the Wissahickon Gorge. We'll explore the the woods of the Cresheim Valley and more. Having worked up an appetite, you'll be ready for snacking your way to an Eagles Superbowl victory.
    Leader: Stephen A. Muth, [javascript protected email address], 215-692-3585

    No history lesson this hike -- we're making history today! Come on out to romp around the woods of the Wissahickon Gorge. We'll explore the the woods of the Cresheim Valley and more. Having worked up an appetite, you'll be ready for snacking your way to an Eagles Superbowl victory.


    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. 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. 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 - Witt not fully recovered from flu

    Level C, 11-12 mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. 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.
    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 - Bruno's to Eagleville, before our Super Bowl parties

    Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 35 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:15 pm. Pretty route to Eagleville: outbound via Blue Bell and Trooper, return via Norristown Farm Park and East Norriton. Rest stop at mile 21 - "stand up" food & bathroom stop at a mega-Wawa to save time, in order to return in good time for evening Super Bowl festivities. Total elevation gain 1870 feet of climbing. 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 at Bruno's Diner (finishing point for many of the Sunday morning Wissahickon hikes). Even if you don't join the hike in the morning, you are welcome to cycle with us on this ride! We will stop to regroup if needed, but try as much as possible to maintain 13 mph, 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, 2/25. 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. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6734963
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    Pretty route to Eagleville: outbound via Blue Bell and Trooper, return via Norristown Farm Park and East Norriton. Rest stop at mile 21 - "stand up" food & bathroom stop at a mega-Wawa to save time, in order to return in good time for evening Super Bowl festivities. Total elevation gain 1870 feet of climbing. 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 at Bruno's Diner (finishing point for many of the Sunday morning Wissahickon hikes). Even if you don't join the hike in the morning, you are welcome to cycle with us on this ride! We will stop to regroup if needed, but try as much as possible to maintain 13 mph, 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, 2/25. 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.

  • TueFeb. 062018
    Suzy-Jo Donut Day at Riverbend Cafe (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D, 10 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. 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 the back approach to Riverbend Cafe and Bicycle Shop. We ride to eat donuts. 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 the back approach to Riverbend Cafe and Bicycle Shop. We ride to eat donuts.

  • WedFeb. 072018
    CANCELLED 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. 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. 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.

  • FriFeb. 092018
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. Whole Foods Double-Header, Jenkintown to Plymouth Meeting

    Level C+, 12.5-13.5 mph, 41 miles. Meet at Whole Foods Market in Jenkintown, on the Fairway. The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Today's weather forecast calls for partial sunshine and reasonable high temps this afternoon. This is a pretty route from the Jenkintown Whole Foods Market to the giant Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting, then back. Outbound via Abington, Oreland, and Blue Bell. Return via Plymouth-Whitemarsh, Flourtown, and Glenside. Indoor rest stop for something hot at Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting at the half-way mark. Total elevation gain 1875 ft. Mostly rolling terrain, no killer climbs. Most of the climbing comes before the rest stop. MEETING POINT in Jenkintown: the Whole Foods Market on the Fairway is ~1 mile east of Old York Road/PA-611. Park at the far end of the lot, near the Rydal Park senior apt complex. 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. 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. 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 weather forecast calls for partial sunshine and reasonable high temps this afternoon. This is a pretty route from the Jenkintown Whole Foods Market to the giant Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting, then back. Outbound via Abington, Oreland, and Blue Bell. Return via Plymouth-Whitemarsh, Flourtown, and Glenside. Indoor rest stop for something hot at Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting at the half-way mark. Total elevation gain 1875 ft. Mostly rolling terrain, no killer climbs. Most of the climbing comes before the rest stop. MEETING POINT in Jenkintown: the Whole Foods Market on the Fairway is ~1 mile east of Old York Road/PA-611. Park at the far end of the lot, near the Rydal Park senior apt complex. 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. 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.

  • SatFeb. 102018
    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. 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. 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.


    Saturday Morning D Ride

    Level D+, 10-13 mph, 20-35 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. OWLS (older, wiser, longer, slower) paced through Fairmount Park and beyond depending on the assembled group of riders. No one dropped. There will be hills and longer distances for a challenge and to help conditioning. Please wear helmet (required by club). Bring extra tube, water, proper dress for weather conditions, and $ for mid. Ride rest-snack stop. Check several day ahead of the ride to see if a course with Ride with GPS will be available. Ride will cancel if raini, snow, or icy roads, but not for cold.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, [javascript protected email address], 610-626-3338

    OWLS (older, wiser, longer, slower) paced through Fairmount Park and beyond depending on the assembled group of riders. No one dropped. There will be hills and longer distances for a challenge and to help conditioning. Please wear helmet (required by club). Bring extra tube, water, proper dress for weather conditions, and $ for mid. Ride rest-snack stop. Check several day ahead of the ride to see if a course with Ride with GPS will be available. Ride will cancel if raini, snow, or icy roads, but not for cold.


    Rise from the Ashes (ad-hoc ride)

    Level Q, 13-14 mph, 39 miles. Meet at Wentz Run Park, 1000 Anvil Lane, Blue Bell, PA 19422. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Come join us for a relaxed pace mid-winter ride to Phoenixville. This ride originally planned in December to see the Firebird the day before it burned was rained out. The Firebird is gone for now, but this time the forecast is for warm temps, light winds and no rain until the afternoon. Coffee stop halfway. Brief potty stops on the out and back. Re-group as needed. Route below is subject to change as needed to suit conditions. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26831872
    Leaders: Stephen A. Muth, [javascript protected email address], 215-692-3585 and Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862 

    Come join us for a relaxed pace mid-winter ride to Phoenixville. This ride originally planned in December to see the Firebird the day before it burned was rained out. The Firebird is gone for now, but this time the forecast is for warm temps, light winds and no rain until the afternoon. Coffee stop halfway. Brief potty stops on the out and back. Re-group as needed. Route below is subject to change as needed to suit conditions.


    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. 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. 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.


    Hike the Wissahickon- Gentler version (ad-hoc ride)

    Level hike, 5-7 miles miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Since it may rain on Sunday, we'll lead a gentler hike in the Wissahickon on Saturday. We will do the same terrain but at a slower speed than on the Sunday hikes. We plan to finish around 12:30pm so that will determine the distance. Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Hiking boots or shoes make hiking easier.
    Leaders: Debbie Hoellein, [javascript protected email address], 215-833-5545 and James R. McClory, [javascript protected email address], (609) 513-1714 

    Since it may rain on Sunday, we'll lead a gentler hike in the Wissahickon on Saturday. We will do the same terrain but at a slower speed than on the Sunday hikes. We plan to finish around 12:30pm so that will determine the distance. Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Hiking boots or shoes make hiking easier.


    Toss of the dice - AMBLER - Abyss Coffee shop

    Level C+, 13-14.5 mph, 45-60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:15 am. 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
    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

  • SunFeb. 112018
    CANCELLED 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. 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.
    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. 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. 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.


    CANCELLED Hike the Wiss

    Level Hike, 2 - 3 mph, 6 - 8 miles. Meet at Forbidden Drive & Northwestern Ave near The Cedars House. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. We’ll hike the lower trails between The Cedars and the Valley Green Inn where we’ll have a short rest stop. Also, there will be some hills in the hike. Appropriate footwear recommended. Well behaved four legged hikers always welcome. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jay Sitkin, [javascript protected email address], 267-664-0939

    We’ll hike the lower trails between The Cedars and the Valley Green Inn where we’ll have a short rest stop. Also, there will be some hills in the hike. Appropriate footwear recommended. Well behaved four legged hikers always welcome.


    CANCELLED 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. OWLS (older, wiser, longer, slower) paced through Fairmount Park and beyond depending on the assembled group of riders. No one dropped. There might a hill or two for a challenge and to help conditioning. Please wear helmet (required by club). Bring extra tube, water, proper dress for weather conditions, and $ for mid. Ride rest-snack stop. Ride will cancel if raini, snow, or icy roads, but not for cold.
    Leader: Dennis M. Schilling, [javascript protected email address], 215-677-0291

    OWLS (older, wiser, longer, slower) paced through Fairmount Park and beyond depending on the assembled group of riders. No one dropped. There might a hill or two for a challenge and to help conditioning. Please wear helmet (required by club). Bring extra tube, water, proper dress for weather conditions, and $ for mid. Ride rest-snack stop. Ride will cancel if raini, snow, or icy roads, but not for cold.


    Sunny Sunday C Spinoff CANCELLED

    Level C, 11-12 mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. 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.
    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 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. 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. 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.

  • TueFeb. 132018
    Suzy-Jo Donuts at Riverbend Coffee Shop (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D, 10 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 8:00 am. . Tuesdays are Suzy-Jo Donut day at Riverbend Cafe without needing to go on to Bridgeport, PA. This morning's route will go direct! Out Kelly Dr bike trail, up Umbia and following Rivser Rd to the back approach to Riverbend Cafe and Bicycle Shop. We ride to eat donuts. We will return to the Shake Shack on Penn's Campus to hand out flyers to their customers to present to the cashier when purchasing something and 25% of the purchase price will be donated to the Schuylkill Banks Trail maintenance fund. I will do this until 12:30pm. You are welcome to help out longer if you have more time. 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 direct! Out Kelly Dr bike trail, up Umbia and following Rivser Rd to the back approach to Riverbend Cafe and Bicycle Shop. We ride to eat donuts. We will return to the Shake Shack on Penn's Campus to hand out flyers to their customers to present to the cashier when purchasing something and 25% of the purchase price will be donated to the Schuylkill Banks Trail maintenance fund. I will do this until 12:30pm. You are welcome to help out longer if you have more time.

  • WedFeb. 142018
    CANCELLED 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. 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. 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.


    Coffee Shop in the city of Chester (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D, 10 mph, 30 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 8:00 am. I went to a talk by Judy Wicks of the White Dog Cafe, book signing. She mentioned that one of the local businesses that one of her organizations, maybe Aunts and Uncles assisted was a coffee shop in Chester. Let's cycle there and find it. Weather is predicted to be good. We will be cycling thru industrial areas but there are good shoulders for us to safely ride. Only 15 miles and if you don't want to cycle back, catch the train home. Sustainable Business Network. Feel the joy of getting out early cycling. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

    I went to a talk by Judy Wicks of the White Dog Cafe, book signing. She mentioned that one of the local businesses that one of her organizations, maybe Aunts and Uncles assisted was a coffee shop in Chester. Let's cycle there and find it. Weather is predicted to be good. We will be cycling thru industrial areas but there are good shoulders for us to safely ride. Only 15 miles and if you don't want to cycle back, catch the train home. Sustainable Business Network. Feel the joy of getting out early cycling.

  • ThuFeb. 152018
    Early Bird Ride to Coffee in Devon Last Minute Weekday Edition

    Level B/B-, 14.5-15.0 mph, 50 +/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:25 am. Assemble at 8:25. we willl leave at 8:30 SHARP! Weather forecast for Thursday is too good to pass up. 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. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, [javascript protected email address], 215-665-2048

    Assemble at 8:25. we willl leave at 8:30 SHARP! Weather forecast for Thursday is too good to pass up. 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.

  • FriFeb. 162018
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. Whole Foods Double-Header, Jenkintown to Plymouth Meeting Slightly later start time (10:00am) to allow for clearing & drying.

    Level C+, 12.5-13.5 mph, 41 miles. Meet at Whole Foods Market in Jenkintown, on the Fairway. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Today's weather forecast calls for clearing skies starting around 10:00am, with reasonable mild high temp this afternoon. This is a pretty route from the Jenkintown Whole Foods Market to the giant Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting, then back. Outbound via Abington, Oreland, and Blue Bell. Return via Plymouth-Whitemarsh, Flourtown, and Glenside. Indoor rest stop for something hot at Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting at the half-way mark. Total elevation gain 1875 ft. Mostly rolling terrain, no killer climbs. Most of the climbing comes before the rest stop. MEETING POINT in Jenkintown: the Whole Foods Market on the Fairway is ~1 mile east of Old York Road/PA-611. Park at the far end of the lot, near the Rydal Park senior apt complex. 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. 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. 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 weather forecast calls for clearing skies starting around 10:00am, with reasonable mild high temp this afternoon. This is a pretty route from the Jenkintown Whole Foods Market to the giant Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting, then back. Outbound via Abington, Oreland, and Blue Bell. Return via Plymouth-Whitemarsh, Flourtown, and Glenside. Indoor rest stop for something hot at Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting at the half-way mark. Total elevation gain 1875 ft. Mostly rolling terrain, no killer climbs. Most of the climbing comes before the rest stop. MEETING POINT in Jenkintown: the Whole Foods Market on the Fairway is ~1 mile east of Old York Road/PA-611. Park at the far end of the lot, near the Rydal Park senior apt complex. 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. 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.

  • SatFeb. 172018
    Early Bird Beat the Snow Ride to Coffee in Flourtown via Upper Dublin (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B/B-, 14.5-15.0 mph, 48 +/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:20 am. Weather prediction for Saturday AM is cold, but dry, at least through the early part of the day. Assemble at 8:20. We willl leave at 8:25 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).
    Leader: Jeff Braff, [javascript protected email address], 215-665-2048

    Weather prediction for Saturday AM is cold, but dry, at least through the early part of the day. Assemble at 8:20. We willl leave at 8:25 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).


    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. 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. 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.


    Burlington, NJ

    Level D, 10 mph, 44 miles. Meet at Penn Treaty Park, Delaware Ave and Beach St . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Two weeks ago we cycled to Bristol, PA. This week we will cycle to Burlington, NJ across the Delaware River from Bristol, hence the name Burlington Bristol Bridge. Cyclists can not cross this bridge so we will walk across the Tacony Palmyra Bridge with a coffee stop in Riverton, NJ. Lunch will be at the Burlington Dinner. The return will be over the Ben Franklin Bridge. Rain, snow or icy roads one hour prior to start, cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

    Two weeks ago we cycled to Bristol, PA. This week we will cycle to Burlington, NJ across the Delaware River from Bristol, hence the name Burlington Bristol Bridge. Cyclists can not cross this bridge so we will walk across the Tacony Palmyra Bridge with a coffee stop in Riverton, NJ. Lunch will be at the Burlington Dinner. The return will be over the Ben Franklin Bridge. Rain, snow or icy roads one hour prior to start, cancels.


    Morning Ride - UDHS to Del Val College Market - before the wet weather CO-LEADER WELCOME (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C+/B-, 13-14 mph, 42 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Pretty loop from UDHS in Ft. Washington to Del Val College Market, just south of Doylestown. Outbound via Horsham, Warrington, and Furlong. Return via Gwynedd and Springhouse. On the outbound, there is a quick break for snack and bathrooms at mile 17. Lunch at Del Val College Market is at mile 28. Total climbing is 2000 ft. Rolling terrain, with no severe hills. Plan is to return by ~1:00-1:15pm. Weather is predicted to stay dry until late afternoon/evening. CO-LEADER WELCOME: If you are available to lead this ride at an alternative pace, thank you! Please contact LMc to have your pace group added. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26879021
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    Pretty loop from UDHS in Ft. Washington to Del Val College Market, just south of Doylestown. Outbound via Horsham, Warrington, and Furlong. Return via Gwynedd and Springhouse. On the outbound, there is a quick break for snack and bathrooms at mile 17. Lunch at Del Val College Market is at mile 28. Total climbing is 2000 ft. Rolling terrain, with no severe hills. Plan is to return by ~1:00-1:15pm. Weather is predicted to stay dry until late afternoon/evening. CO-LEADER WELCOME: If you are available to lead this ride at an alternative pace, thank you! Please contact LMc to have your pace group added.


    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. 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. 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 - AMBLER - Abyss Coffee shop

    Level C+, 13-14.5 mph, 45-60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:15 am. 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
    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

  • SunFeb. 182018
    CANCELLED 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. 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. 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.


    CANCELLED 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. 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.
    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 along the Wissahickon and Cresheim Trails

    Level All levels are welcome, 3 mph, 6.5 - 8.5 miles. Meet at St. Martin train station, West Willow Grove Ave near Seminole St.. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Pretty hiking route along the peaceful Cresheim Creek, which feeds into the Wissahickon. We'll climb some hills, but there will be a flat option on the return. Well-behaved canine hikers are always welcome to join us. From the meeting point, we'll walk down Pocono St, then pick up the Cresheim Trail. After the hike, we will have several options for places to go for lunch. Gary and Tracey T. will be our Sweeps.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    Pretty hiking route along the peaceful Cresheim Creek, which feeds into the Wissahickon. We'll climb some hills, but there will be a flat option on the return. Well-behaved canine hikers are always welcome to join us. From the meeting point, we'll walk down Pocono St, then pick up the Cresheim Trail. After the hike, we will have several options for places to go for lunch. Gary and Tracey T. will be our Sweeps.


    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. OWLS (older, wiser, longer, slower) paced through Fairmount Park and beyond depending on the assembled group of riders. No one dropped. There might a hill or two for a challenge and to help conditioning. Please wear helmet (required by club). Bring extra tube, water, proper dress for weather conditions, and $ for mid. Ride rest-snack stop. Ride will cancel if raini, snow, or icy roads, but not for cold.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, [javascript protected email address], 610-626-3338

    OWLS (older, wiser, longer, slower) paced through Fairmount Park and beyond depending on the assembled group of riders. No one dropped. There might a hill or two for a challenge and to help conditioning. Please wear helmet (required by club). Bring extra tube, water, proper dress for weather conditions, and $ for mid. Ride rest-snack stop. Ride will cancel if raini, snow, or icy roads, but not for cold.


    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. RIDE WILL GO ON to Wynnewood, for stop at Delancey Bagels, about 30 miles. Wear warm clothing as it will be cold. A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jim Kahn, [javascript protected email address], 215-771-4487

    RIDE WILL GO ON to Wynnewood, for stop at Delancey Bagels, about 30 miles. Wear warm clothing as it will be cold. A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign.


    Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble Ride from St. Martin train station to Whole Foods in North Wales

    Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 35 miles. Meet at St. Martin Lane train station, Willow Grove Ave near Seminole St.. The ride leaves at 1:15 pm. For 2/18: Pretty loop from Chestnut Hill (St. Martins train station) to the Whole Foods Market in North Wales. 1600 ft elevation. Outbound via Ft. Washington and Maple Glen, return via Gwynedd Valley and Blue Bell. Quick rest stop at Whole Foods in North Wales at mile 20. 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. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11122586
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    For 2/18: Pretty loop from Chestnut Hill (St. Martins train station) to the Whole Foods Market in North Wales. 1600 ft elevation. Outbound via Ft. Washington and Maple Glen, return via Gwynedd Valley and Blue Bell. Quick rest stop at Whole Foods in North Wales at mile 20. 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.

  • TueFeb. 202018
    Suzy-Jo Donut Day 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 Park . The ride leaves at 8:00 am. 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 the back approach to Riverbend Cafe and Bicycle Shop. We ride to eat donuts. 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 the back approach to Riverbend Cafe and Bicycle Shop. We ride to eat donuts.


    CANCELLED Early Bird Ride to Coffee in Devon Weekday Edition

    Level B/B-, 14. 5- 14.5 - 15.0 mph, 50 +/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:25 am. Assemble at 8:25. we willl leave at 8:30 SHARP! Weather forecast for Tuesday is too good to pass up. 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. NO PREREGISTRATION NO RIDE. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, [javascript protected email address], 215-665-2048

    Assemble at 8:25. we willl leave at 8:30 SHARP! Weather forecast for Tuesday is too good to pass up. 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. NO PREREGISTRATION NO RIDE.

  • WedFeb. 212018
    CANCELLED 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. 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. 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.


    Good Weather Morning Ride to Essington, PA (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D, 10 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Essington, PA is just South of the Philadelphia International Airport. I noticed the Philly Diner on our ride to the city of Chester last week. Let's check it out and if that fails there is a Danny's next door. We will return by going around the back side of the airport along the Delaware River and checking out the progress of the refurbishment of the Passyunk Draw Bridge over the Schuylkill River, then up 22nd Street to Comic Cafe, our start location. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

    Essington, PA is just South of the Philadelphia International Airport. I noticed the Philly Diner on our ride to the city of Chester last week. Let's check it out and if that fails there is a Danny's next door. We will return by going around the back side of the airport along the Delaware River and checking out the progress of the refurbishment of the Passyunk Draw Bridge over the Schuylkill River, then up 22nd Street to Comic Cafe, our start location.


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

    Level C+/B-, 13-14 mph, 41 miles. Meet at Whole Foods Market in Jenkintown, on the Fairway. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Today's weather forecast calls for sunshine and an afternoon high temperature of 73. The first day of spring is only 1 month away! This is a pretty route from the Jenkintown Whole Foods Market to the giant Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting, then back. Outbound via Abington, Oreland, and Blue Bell. Return via Plymouth-Whitemarsh, Flourtown, and Glenside. Sit-down rest stop at Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting at the half-way mark. Total elevation gain 1875 ft. Mostly rolling terrain, no killer climbs. Most of the climbing comes before the rest stop. MEETING POINT in Jenkintown: the Whole Foods Market on the Fairway is ~1 mile east of Old York Road/PA-611. Park at the far end of the lot, near the Rydal Park senior apt complex. 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 weather forecast calls for sunshine and an afternoon high temperature of 73. The first day of spring is only 1 month away! This is a pretty route from the Jenkintown Whole Foods Market to the giant Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting, then back. Outbound via Abington, Oreland, and Blue Bell. Return via Plymouth-Whitemarsh, Flourtown, and Glenside. Sit-down rest stop at Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting at the half-way mark. Total elevation gain 1875 ft. Mostly rolling terrain, no killer climbs. Most of the climbing comes before the rest stop. MEETING POINT in Jenkintown: the Whole Foods Market on the Fairway is ~1 mile east of Old York Road/PA-611. Park at the far end of the lot, near the Rydal Park senior apt complex.

  • FriFeb. 232018
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. NO FROLICKING on Feb. 23 - Leader is away. The Frolic Frolic will resume next week, on March 2.

    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. See you next Friday, on March 2. 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. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    See you next Friday, on March 2. 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.

  • SatFeb. 242018
    Early Bird Beat the Rain Ride to Coffee in Devon

    Level B/B-, 14.5-15.0 mph, 50 +/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 7:55 am. Assemble at 7:55. we willl leave at 8:00 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 (and it does not matter if you do not show up since we will not be waiting for anyone beyond posted start time). Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, [javascript protected email address], 215-665-2048

    Assemble at 7:55. we willl leave at 8:00 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 (and it does not matter if you do not show up since we will not be waiting for anyone beyond posted start time).


    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. 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. 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.


    Birthday Ride Rescheduled - Trenton NJ

    Level D+, 10 mph, 73 miles. Meet at Penn Treaty Park, Delaware Ave and Beach St . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Maybe the snow will stay away so I can ride my new age two months later. Coffee stop at the Dunkin Donuts , State Rd and Linden Ave, then Bristol, PA and on to the Trenton Makes The World Takes bridge. Lunch will be somewhere in Trenton, the capital city of the state of NJ. We will return back the Pennsylvania side rather than the New Jersey side because of fading day light, and acumalate the 73 miles at the end point of the ride somehow! Rain, snow or icy roads one hour prior to start, cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

    Maybe the snow will stay away so I can ride my new age two months later. Coffee stop at the Dunkin Donuts , State Rd and Linden Ave, then Bristol, PA and on to the Trenton Makes The World Takes bridge. Lunch will be somewhere in Trenton, the capital city of the state of NJ. We will return back the Pennsylvania side rather than the New Jersey side because of fading day light, and acumalate the 73 miles at the end point of the ride somehow! Rain, snow or icy roads one hour prior to start, cancels.


    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. 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. 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 - 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. 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
    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


    PATS Annual Potluck Party and Planning Meeting

    Level Tandem, 1 mph, 1 miles. Meet at Contact Ride leader for exact location. The ride leaves at 3:00 pm. PATS MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: The third annual PATS party and planning meeting will be in University City. Anyone interested in a multiple-rider bike is welcome. We'll socialize, eat and drink, share our cycling adventures, and plan the tandeming year ahead. We'll have the dates of some of the tandem rallies and other tandem-club ride schedules. Bring (or submit in advance*) any dates you know about, or dates on which you want to lead a ride, and we’ll add them to the PATS master calendar. PLEASE RSVP** so we have a head count. For the Potluck we’re suggesting hors d'oeuvres (appetizers). If you know in advance what dish you’ll bring, let Linda know. Ample street parking available. PLEASE CONTACT: PATS ride Coordinator Bob Doyle* (send Bob your ride dates); and Linda Freimark** (RSVP to Linda) Home: 215-853-8900 Snow/Blizzard (Rain date): Sunday Feb 25, 3-6.
    Leaders: Bob Doyle, [javascript protected email address], 703-963-9905 and LINDA FREIMARK, [javascript protected email address], 215-853-8900 

    PATS MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: The third annual PATS party and planning meeting will be in University City. Anyone interested in a multiple-rider bike is welcome. We'll socialize, eat and drink, share our cycling adventures, and plan the tandeming year ahead. We'll have the dates of some of the tandem rallies and other tandem-club ride schedules. Bring (or submit in advance*) any dates you know about, or dates on which you want to lead a ride, and we’ll add them to the PATS master calendar. PLEASE RSVP** so we have a head count. For the Potluck we’re suggesting hors d'oeuvres (appetizers). If you know in advance what dish you’ll bring, let Linda know. Ample street parking available. PLEASE CONTACT: PATS ride Coordinator Bob Doyle* (send Bob your ride dates); and Linda Freimark** (RSVP to Linda) Home: 215-853-8900 Snow/Blizzard (Rain date): Sunday Feb 25, 3-6.

  • SunFeb. 252018
    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. 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. 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.


    CANCELLED Kayuh pedalers: Winter Rides

    Level D. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. SORRY RIDERS, THIS RIDE IS CANCELED UNTIL APRIL. BUT HOPEFULLY WE WILL BE RIDING THE STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA COME APRIL. WATCH THE CALENDAR AND TIME. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, [javascript protected email address], 267-259-5231

    SORRY RIDERS, THIS RIDE IS CANCELED UNTIL APRIL. BUT HOPEFULLY WE WILL BE RIDING THE STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA COME APRIL. WATCH THE CALENDAR AND TIME. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT.


    Hike the "Wiss"

    Level Hike, 20-30 mph, 89.3 miles. Meet at Valley Green Inn. The ride leaves at 9:28 am. Let's start with some of the upper trails on the Germantown side (East for those that know direction) trying to not to get lost. Appropriate footwear recommended for this time of year. Please park in the upper lot. Well behaved four legged hikers are welcome.
    Leaders: Richard W. Terry, [javascript protected email address], 215-675-1536 and Loreli Voltmer, [javascript protected email address], 215-264-8653 

    Let's start with some of the upper trails on the Germantown side (East for those that know direction) trying to not to get lost. Appropriate footwear recommended for this time of year. Please park in the upper lot. Well behaved four legged hikers are 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. OWLS (older, wiser, longer, slower) paced through Fairmount Park and beyond depending on the assembled group of riders. No one dropped. There might a hill or two for a challenge and to help conditioning. Please wear helmet (required by club). Bring extra tube, water, proper dress for weather conditions, and $ for mid. Ride rest-snack stop. Ride will cancel if raini, snow, or icy roads, but not for cold.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, [javascript protected email address], 610-626-3338

    OWLS (older, wiser, longer, slower) paced through Fairmount Park and beyond depending on the assembled group of riders. No one dropped. There might a hill or two for a challenge and to help conditioning. Please wear helmet (required by club). Bring extra tube, water, proper dress for weather conditions, and $ for mid. Ride rest-snack stop. Ride will cancel if raini, snow, or icy roads, but not for cold.


    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. 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.
    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 - NO RIDE on Feb. 25 - Leader is away. This ride will resume next Sunday, March 4

    Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 30-35 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:20 pm. See you next Sunday, on March 4! 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.) 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. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

    See you next Sunday, on March 4! 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.) 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.

  • MonFeb. 262018
    Outbound Cafe, Conchochen (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D, 10 mph, 30 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 8:00 am. We will go the back way to Conchochen through Penn Valley and up! But what goes up must go down through the secret passage of Prospect Hill into West Conchochen by the McDonald's and across the Fayette St. Bridge over the Schuylkill River to have coffee at the Outbound Cafe on the SRT. Straight and level ride back to Philly on the SRT. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

    We will go the back way to Conchochen through Penn Valley and up! But what goes up must go down through the secret passage of Prospect Hill into West Conchochen by the McDonald's and across the Fayette St. Bridge over the Schuylkill River to have coffee at the Outbound Cafe on the SRT. Straight and level ride back to Philly on the SRT.

  • TueFeb. 272018
    Monthly QR Mailing Party

    Level All. Meet at Cozen O'Connor, 1650 Market St.. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. All welcome to help mail the newsletter, snacks and good company guaranteed along with some light work.
    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.

  • WedFeb. 282018
    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. 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. 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.

 February, 2018