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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.

Grouped by Day Listing Calendar | Standard List

 July 2021 

  • ThuJul. 012021
    Thursday Morning Hill Ride in Reverse

    Levels D: 10mph, 28 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Jeff Berger, , 302-562-0935 and Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037 

    Last week we did a long tough ride. This week we'll do the traditional hill ride down to Flat Rock Boat Launch in reverse, going down Hollow Road and up Mill Creek Road to the Ardmore Farmer's Market. We'll return via Righter's Mill Road and West Laurel Hill Cemetary, but won't stop at the Landing Kitchen, since we will already have had our coffee/lunch stop.


    Delightful, Delicious "D" (and D+/C-) Ride, Thursday evening Edition,

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-30 miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away work stresses, suited for novices, newcomers to area, and/or anyone seeking low-intensity recovery ride. Meet in same parking lot as the "Multi-Level Conshohocken Rides". Start by riding on Schuylkill River Trail, and/or, Cross County Trail, which connects the Schuylkill w/Plymouth Meeting . As riders get stronger, we can turn off the trails and explore some pretty roads in the area. Please bring lights in case we return at dark. COVID PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT. Please bring masks and hand sanitizer.


    CANCELLED THURSDAY HILL B RIDE

    Level B: 15mph, 32 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28168132.
    Leader: Chris Murray, , 443 742 8339

    A hillier ride out west that regroups at the top of major climbs. As the days lengthen, so does the ride and we should be nearing 35 miles by July. Bike lights are highly recommended. Optional after ride drink at Parks on Tap or Cosmic Cafe. Rain cancellations will be listed on web site 1 hour prior to ride.


    CANCELLED Thursday Hill Ride C+

    Level C+: 13-14mph, 20 - 30 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

    A moderately hilly ride conquering Main Line hills that regroups at the top of each climb. As the days lengthen, so does the ride and we should be nearing 30 miles by July. No riders doing the listed pace will be dropped. Cue sheets will not be available. Bike lights are highly recommended. Optional after ride drink at Parks on Tap or Cosmic Cafe. Rain cancellations will be listed on web site 1 hour prior to ride. Pre-registration requested, but not required.


    CANCELLED "C"vilized Thursday Night Hill Ride

    Level C: 12mph, 24 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:01 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578

    A slower version of the Thursday night hill ride. We start at 6:01 . Preregistration requested but not required. Cancelled 7/1 because of severe thunderstorm watch

  • FriJul. 022021
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. UDHS to Wawa in Skippack, with Plan B Shortcut Option, in case of rain

    Level B-: 14mph, 42 (26-30 shortcuts) miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11210130.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    For July 2: Easy loop from UDHS to the Wawa in Skippack, via West Point, Fischer's Park, Evansburg, Whitpain, & Flourtown. If the weather turns wet, we have several points where we can opt for a short-cut - turn around early and briefly stop at Merrymead Farm on the way back. Total climbing for the 42-mile route is 2048 ft. 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. Please check daily calendar for details of each Friday's route. Cue sheets and on-line route map provided for each ride. 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.


    Paper Trail Bike Coffee Shop, Rittenhouse Town, Wisahicon Park

    Level D: 10mph, 17 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    It is recovery day from the Thursday Hill Rides. Taking the traditional route: Fountain Green Dr, Ridge Ave, Hunting Park, Henry Ave, Roberts, Fox, Walnut Lane, Wisahicon Ave. Different route back. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.

  • SatJul. 032021
    Toss of the Dice 2.0 - Paoli

    Levels B-: 14mph, C+: 14mph, 55 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:15 am. The on-line route map is Paoli.
    Leaders: Joseph Pless, , 610-937-9010 and Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555 

    Various friendly rides per DAILY RIDE CALENDAR departing FROM THE PARKING ATTENDANT BOOTH at specified time and ranging 35-80 miles. We will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to ride group pace. Bring food or money for snack along the way, as well as a spare tube, tire irons and multi-tool. Check daily listing for route information. This week Paoli with a break stop at Einstein Bros Bagels. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Preregistration requested but not required. If you want a cue PDF, please send me your email address. Cue sheets will be available. Note the C+ and B- ride as one group with one leader in front and the other sweeping.


    BELMAR BEACH, NJ and Beyond, up to Ocean Grove and Asbury Park

    Level B-: 14mph, 79 miles. Meet at Etra Lake Park, Disbrow Hill Rd, East Windsor, NJ. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23056316.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    In a seashore state of mind? Today, we'll visit the central Jersey shore in Monmouth County, beaches more familiar to New Yorkers. This scenic route is popular with the Princeton FreeWheelers. In addition to cycling along Ocean Drive in the pretty seaside towns of Spring Lake and Belmar, we’ll also ride around Perrineville Lake, Manasquan Reservoir, and Lake Como. Outdoor Lunch stop at Belmar Beach around mile 40, plus rest stops along the way, to and from Belmar. After Belmar, we will continue north along the Ocean Drive to the seashore towns of Ocean Grove and Asbury Park, before returning inland to the starting point. The middle of the route (near the beach) is flat. The beginning and end portions have very gently rolling hills, but nothing steep. We will stop to regroup as needed. Total elevation gain is 2265 ft. Driving Directions to the starting point at Etra Lake Park: 1) New Jersey Turnpike North to Exit 8 – Hightstown/Freehold (NJ-133). 2) From the Turnpike exit ramp, quickly turn right onto Milford Rd. 3) In 1.1 miles, turn left at “T” at County Rd 571/Etra-Perrineville Rd. (Etra Lake will be on your left.) 4) In 0.2 miles, turn left at 3-way onto Disbrow Hill Rd. Parking lot will be on your left. Please allow 75 mins driving time from Phila. Please contact the Leader with any questions, re. driving directions, carpooling, etc.


    Spring Mill Saturday C Power Line Trail to Whole Foods

    Level C: 11.5-12mph, 39 miles. Meet at Spring Mill SEPTA lot beside Riverbend Cycles. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    A few hills, but overall not much climbing. Moderate pace with regrouping at hill tops and traffic signals. Up through Ambler to the Power Line Trail then west to Spring House to the Whole Foods for H2O. Quick rest stop available at mile 3.


    Ride the Length of Broad Street - Top to Bottom

    Level D: 10mph, 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.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    What can we do on the third of July? Cycle! Up to Cheltenham Ave, then down the entire length of Broad Street, the longest straight street in town. Did you realize that if it wasn't named Broad Street, it would be named 14th Street? Once we are at the bottom end in the Navy Yard, we will scowl the area for refreshment. Can you count the number of churches, synogels and funnelal homes on the street? If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.

  • SunJul. 042021
    4th of July D ride to Collegeville

    Level D: 9-12mph, 58 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

    OWLS(Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride along the Schuykill River and Perkiomen Trails to Collegeville. Please bring water, sunscreen, extra tube, $ for mid-ride meal, and your description of your favorite 4th of July. We will stop at the Collegeville Diner for our meal stop. Helmets and Masks are required (by the club rules). This ride will be longer than the normal D rides with only the hills of the trails. ****Please note the earlier starting time for this ride is now 8 AM****


    Early to Ride, early to Holiday Festivities. UDHS to Wawa in Jamison, then, Ice Cream at Sweet Briar.

    Level B-: 14-14.5mph, 42 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34299799.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Pretty meander for early morning on the 4th for July, before we go to afternoon BBQ's and picnics with family. Quiet loop from Ft. Washington to Warrington/Jamison in Bucks County. Total climbing 2118 feet. Outdoor rest stop at Wawa is at Mile 23. Outbound via Horsham and Warrington, return via Jarrettown. ICE CREAM after the ride: when we return to UDHS, we can go ~1 mile down the road to Sweet Briar Cafe in Ambler for ice cream, frozen yogurt, etc. Sweet Briar is also an outdoor rest stop. COVID PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT: Please refer to this document on our website, for details on Rider Guidelines to mitigate COVID: https://phillybikeclub.org/bcp_covid_19_rider_guidelines.pdf Please bring a mask and hand sanitizer with you. Social distancing, both while cycling, and when stopped. Group size is limited to 10 riders, including the Leader. If we have a large group, we can divide into two smaller groups. ON-LINE PREREGISTRATION is strongly encouraged, in order to save you writing time at the ride start, and to avoid touching the paper & pen to sign-in at the start. If you preregister on-line, your electronic signature is printed on the waiver. 


    MORNING B RIDE TO VALLEY FORGE (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B: 15mph, 59 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29889074 .
    Leader: Chris Murray, , 443 742 8339

    A hillier ride out west that regroups at the top of major climbs. Midway coffee stop at Wegmans in KOP. Rain cancellations will be listed on web site 1 hour prior to ride.


    Spring Mill to Tacony Creek Trail

    Level C: 11.5-12mph, 42 miles. Meet at Spring Mill SEPTA lot beside Riverbend Cycles. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    A few hills but we will take a moderate pace and regroup at the top as well as at traffic signals. Lots of Philly neighborhoods and the Tacony Creek Trail. 2 H2O stops for a warm day. No potty at the start :( Please make a pit stop before you arrive. Bring a mask for WAWA. Sunscreen, camera, etc.


    Ride to shore on July 4th C pace (ad-hoc ride)

    Levels C: 13mph, 50 miles. Meet at Hammonton, New Jersey Transit Train Station. The ride leaves at 11:30 am. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leaders: Jennifer Payton, , 610-650-0595 and Michael Cory, , 215-878-9883 

    Perfect forecast for Sunday, July 4th, - 81 degrees with sunny clear skies. Hitting the high spots of the summer's best holiday having a blast on the Fourth of July, using bikes, trains and automobiles. For a doable plan we are departing from the New Jersey Transit Station in Hammonton, New Jersey at 11:30 am. There are trains from 30th Street Station at 9:53 am to arrive at Hammonton at 10:54 am. Or you can leave 30th Street Station at 8:20 am to arrive at Hammonton at 9:20 am to get waffles at the Silver Coin Diner in Hammonton prior to the ride. Ride 35 miles to Ocean City enjoying late afternoon at the beach with snacks. Then ride 15 miles to Atlantic City for dinner and fireworks. Afterwards ride 1 mile to the New Jersey Transit Station in Atlantic City to catch the 10:51 pm train to Hammonton. The train will arrive at 11:23 pm then go to 30th Street Station to arrive at 12:27 am. You can put your bike on the train. Call Jennifer Payton if questions. 484-919-7119 Co-Leader Mike Cory


    Sunny Sunday Afternoon D Ride

    Level D: 10mph, 15 - 20 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, , 267-414-9037

    BCP has run the Sunny Sunday Afternoon D Ride since its inception in 1979. Fourth of July falls on a Sunday and the ride will be No exception. Come cycle around the historic district, then up to Penn Treaty Park. From there to the Race Street Pier and have refreshments on the Cherry St Pier. We will continue south to Penn's Landing's Spruce St Harbor Park. Finally to the Land Boyie on Pier 53 at the Washington Ave Green. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    C Spin-off

    Levels C: 12mph, 35-50 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm.
    Leaders: Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487 and Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578 

    True C ride which cheerfully waits to regroup. Some climbing required. Covid restrictions in effect. Wear a mask for meet up and lunch or snack stop. No ride if rain or icy roads at start or 50 percent or more chance of rain during the ride. Pre-registration is not required but greatly preferred.

  • MonJul. 052021
    GREEN VISTAS of CHESTER COUNTY

    Level B-: 14mph, 69 miles. Meet at Hillsdale Elementary School, 725 West Market St, West Chester, PA. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30377938.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Pretty, scenic meander through Chester County, based on/adapted from an annual charity event ride (Chester County Challenge for Cancer Ride, to benefit Chester County Hospital). That event is virtual this year. This route has been modified to include convenience stores as rest stops. Cycle past peaceful, green landscapes and farms, with multiple crossings of the picturesque Brandywine Creek. Total climbing is 5100 ft, but, there are also flat & gently rolling stretches along the creek, and in the farmlands. Quick convenience store stop at Mile 11, to stock up on fluids and snacks. Lunch stop is at Mile 35 in Parkesburg, at the Turkey Hill mini-mart. On the return, we have an ice cream parlor stop (with outdoor patio) at Mile 55 in Unionville. Start/Finish at Hillsdale School is near the intersection of W. Market and Bradford Ave. Please arrive by 8:15, in order to leave by 8:30.


    Introduction to Cycle Touring Backpacking - French Creek PA State Park - 7/5-6-76

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

    An introduction to Bikepacking, one night bike camping trips to get you on the cycling road to experience if you would enjoy cycling, ultimately across country. All you need for these one night adventures is a working bicycle with a luggage rack on the back of your bike, a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, a tent, a set of rear panniers (you could get away with a sturdy trash bag and bungee cords) for equipment. You may be able to borrow this equipment from club members so you can try it before you buy it. A change of cycling clothes, cool weather apparel, rain gear, and a Jacket. A spirit of resiliency comes in handy too. This third tour I will try something new. It will be two nights at French Creek PA State Park. Out the Schuylkill River Trail past Pottstown, then up a challenging switch back bike tail almost to the park. You can do it! A day of country cycling in Berks County the second day and return down to St Peters Village for a second breakfast and onto Phoenixville, PA via Pughtown Rd. Dates are Monday, July 5th through Wednesday, July 7th. Rain or Shine. Contact leader for more information and any questions.


    Barmouth Rain Check Ride - Chester Creek Trail

    Level C+/C: 11.5-12mph, 47 miles. Meet at Bsrmouth Station Trail Head parking lot. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    Starting from the Barmouth parking lot on the Cynwyd Trail. Please ride to the start if you can. About 20 parking spaces each at Barmouth, Cynwyd Park, and Cynwyd SEPTA station. We got rained out last time :( 2 WAWA stops along the way and the Chester Creek Trail. Very scenic. Moderate pace with regrouping at hill tops and traffic signals.


    Conshohocken- Feine cafe

    Level D: 10mph, 25-30 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Diana Dooley, , 215 680 2322

    Ride out and back onboard SRT enjoy coffee and pastry at Feine in Conshy. Possible added loop on Manayunk bridge and thru Laurel Hills cemetery. If KYW says rain outside studio one hour prior to start cancel ride. Diana. 215 680 2322


    CANCELLED COS (Church of the Savior) Monday Multi-Level Group Rides, Wayne, PA

    Level A through D: 10-18.5mph, 20-35 miles. Meet at Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Thomas Beckett, , 610-733-7030

    WE'RE BACK!!!!!!!! Come ride with the largest evening cycling group in the Delaware Valley Ride Level: D thru A This ride is cross listed at the SCU Meetup site. Please pre-register here or there so that we can get a count of riders before we start. COVID-19 Protocols are still in effect. Please review these on BCP websites. We have experienced ride leaders and sweep riders so no one gets lost! We do not ride on holidays that fall on a Monday ( Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc.). Rain cancels the ride but look at Meetup or here for last minute updates when weather is questionable.


    Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Monday Evening Edition

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-28 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Scheduled for most Monday evenings throughout the summer. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity, relaxed, recovery ride. Cycle peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery Co. Mileage will depend on the length of evening daylight. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on our return. Occasionally, this Monday evening ride may be cancelled, if there is a special club event at another location, e.g., a Member Appreciation/Tailgate Social at a larger ride site. Toward the end of the season (late September), this ride will need to leave earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due to evening daylight ending earlier.

  • TueJul. 062021
    Ride Yer Bike Tuesday

    Levels A-/B+: 16-17mph, B-: 13.5-14.5mph, C+/C: 12.5-13.5mph, 37-43 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36579422.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 and Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905 

    Bring yer bike & sense of adventure. Some days we'll ride familiar favorite routes, other days we'll scope out new routes. Due to a likely hot day, we'll keep today's ride simple and head over to do a nice loop at Valley Forge National Historic Park (if exceedingly hot we can skip the loop and save 6 hilly miles). We'll stop at Betzwood (mile 20) on the way out for a bathroom/water break, ride the VFNHP loop, and then hit Centre Square (mile 35) on our return for our second bathroom/water break. Remember to bring a sandwich/snack for our stops. Expect good company and lots of safe/low trafficked roads. Mostly rolling terrain on way out heading to the Schuylkill River Trail, with more downhill than uphill, 9.5 flat miles on the SRT, somewhat hilly terrain in VFNHP, and then gentle uphills leaving the Schuylkill River Valley. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the posted pace. Must be willing to ride safely, obey traffic laws and follow: https://phillybikeclub.org/bcp_covid_19_rider_guidelines.pdf. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy - rain cancels, but will likely reschedule for Wed. NOTE: Ride starts @ 9:00 June-Aug, 9:30 in Sept & 10:00 in Oct. The 4th Tues. of the month starts @ Central Pk, Doylestown, 5th Tues. (Aug. 31) @ Centre Square Park, Blue Bell


    9am Start - Conshy Welcome Tricycle!

    Level C- through D: 11mph, 35 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Ilene Hass, , 610-952-7943

    Today's the day the Tricycle Bike shop & cafe opens to the public, so let's give them a warm BCP welcome. We'll go up Umbria to get a hill workout, then catch the SRT to the Cross County Trail to Germantown Pike Back through River Road to the new Tricycle bike shop and cafe at Spring Mill Station.


    Tandem Tuesday

    Level Tandem: 13mph, 30 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The tandem ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36664021.
    Leader: Manny Menendez, , 610-291-0625

    Tuesday tandem ride with singles welcome. Ride thru Valley Forge NP to Chester Valley Trail and into Malvern for a snack/early lunch break. Return via mostly quiet roads thru Paoli, Berwyn, and Devon. Total climb is 2000 ft. Bring water, snacks, and money for lunch break. Pre-registration preferred but not required. No drops.


    Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Tuesday Evening Edition - Shady Trail Special

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-30 miles. Meet at Glenside Public Library parking lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    For 7/6: Shady Trail Special, due to the heat. Encore of last week's ride on the Pennypack/Newtown Rail Trail, in order to stya under as much shade as possible. Scheduled for most Tuesday evenings throughout summer. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. Relaxed pace, peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery Co. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on return. This Tuesday night ride meets every week throughout summer, weather permitting, unless there is another special club event in a different location (e.g., Member Appreciation Tailgate Social at a multi-group ride site). Toward end of season, this ride will meet earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due shorter evening daylight.


    Bulldog 2.0

    Level B+: 17.5mph, 34 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Kevin Cunningham, , 215-514-0903

    Bringing back the post COVID bulldog ride. We’ll go out towards chestnut hill, through oreland to militia hill and back for about 34 mile ride with 2,000 feet of climbing. Looking to have a fun, friendly ride- no one will be dropped if close to AVERAGE speeds posted. Ride will be cancelled if > 50% chance of rain during ride time

  • WedJul. 072021
    Delightful, Delicious D (and D+/C-) Wednesday Evening Ride, with COVID Precautions in Effect

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 15-30 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Most summer Wednesday evenings, weather permitting. Gently paced, post-work ride to pedal away stresses, suited for novices, newcomers to area, and/or anyone seeking low-intensity recovery ride. Peaceful roads Eastern Montgomery Co, w/brief rest stop. Please bring lights. COVID: social distance (20 ft apart while riding, >6 ft apart when stopped). Please bring mask & hand sanitizer. Preregistration saves you writing time at start. If you sign-in at start, please use hand sanitizer. Meet in parking lot of Flourtown Shop Ctr Bethlehem Pike (McDonald's in front, facing the Pike). Once a month, this ride may need to meet earlier in the afternoon, due to BCP Board meeting in the evening.


    Flourtown Regular Season (A-/B+ and B)

    Levels A-/B+: 17-18mph, B: 15.5-16.5mph, 25-40 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Wednesday Flourtown Ride.
    Leaders: Scott Siegfried, , 610-496-1965 and David A. Kaplan, , 215-872-3919 

    Please join us for rides in Montgomery and Bucks counties. Ride distance will vary based on available daylight. Both groups will use the same route, just at slightly different speeds. We will not drop anyone, but please be sure that you are capable of maintaining the advertised average speed including some hill climbing. We are planning to maintain a group size of no more than 15 riders per group. We will post the ride route in advance for you to download to your device. Please RSVP. Rain at start time, or wet roads will cancel the ride. Our goal is to be back by sunset, but a taillight and headlight are recommended both early and late in the season given the shorter amount of daylight. This ride is a joint BCP/SCU ride.

  • ThuJul. 082021
    CANCELLED Ride Thursdays! Scenic Northern Chester county

    Level C: 13mph, 46 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36612078.
    Leader: Cassandra hogue, , 484-868-6236

    RIDE IS ON! NOAA weather forecast is ok up till 2pm. We will shorten the ride a bit. see you there! Plan ahead to join us on a scenic ride thru northern Chester County. We will start in Betzwood Bridge Parking area of VFNP and use the "VF Winter route" out to Spring City, then use the newly paved SRT up to Parker Ford. Check here for weather cancellations, to be posted by 7 am day of ride. Leader may modify route if excessive heat is forecasted. GPS file is posted below


    Thursday Morning Hill Ride—-Short and Sweet

    Levels C: 12mph, D: 10mph, 22 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Jeff Berger, , 302-562-0935 and Ginnie Zipf, , 610-529-3214 

    Hot time. Summer in the city. Back of my neck getting hot and gritty. This week we’ll take the shortest of the hill rides, avoiding the steepest of the climbs. Instead of heading down to the Flat Rock Boat Landing, we’ll climb Route 23, Conshohocken State Road, and descend to The Cynwyd Trail, West Laurel Hill Cemetery, and The Landing Kitchen for lunch and/or latte. BY POPULAR DEMAND, I HAVE CHANGED THE START TIME TO 9 AM TO AVOID THE HEAT.


    Delightful, Delicious "D" (and D+/C-) Ride, Thursday early evening Edition, COVID PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-30 miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 4:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    For July 8: Meet earlier, at 4:00pm, due to SCU meeting in the evening. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away work stresses, suited for novices, newcomers to area, and/or anyone seeking low-intensity recovery ride. Meet in same parking lot as the "Multi-Level Conshohocken Rides". Start by riding on Schuylkill River Trail, and/or, Cross County Trail, which connects the Schuylkill w/Plymouth Meeting . As riders get stronger, we can turn off the trails and explore some pretty roads in the area. Please bring lights in case we return at dark. COVID PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT. Please bring masks and hand sanitizer.


    CANCELLED Thursday Hill Ride C+

    Level C+: 13-14mph, 20 - 30 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

    A moderately hilly ride conquering Main Line hills that regroups at the top of each climb. As the days lengthen, so does the ride and we should be nearing 30 miles by July. No riders doing the listed pace will be dropped. Cue sheets will not be available. Bike lights are highly recommended. Optional after ride drink at Parks on Tap or Cosmic Cafe. Rain cancellations will be listed on web site 1 hour prior to ride. Pre-registration requested, but not required.


    CANCELLED "C"vilized Thursday Night Hill Ride

    Level C: 12mph, 24 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:01 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487

    Due to the high chance of rain in the NOAA forecast from the remnants of hurricane Elsa, as to this ride we had to Let It Go! Apologies to Frozen. No ride but see you again soon. A slower version of the Thursday night hill ride. We start at 6:01 . Preregistration requested but not required.

  • FriJul. 092021
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. UDHS to Wawa in Skippack, with Plan B Shortcut Option, in case of rain

    Level B-: 14mph, 42 (26-30 shortcuts) miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11210130.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    For July 9: Easy loop from UDHS to the Wawa in Skippack, via West Point, Fischer's Park, Evansburg, Whitpain, & Flourtown. If the weather turns wet, we have several points where we can opt for a short-cut - turn around early and briefly stop at Merrymead Farm on the way back. Total climbing for the 42-mile route is 2048 ft. 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. Please check daily calendar for details of each Friday's route. Cue sheets and on-line route map provided for each ride. 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.


    Visit with A Friend - Oxford Circle - Tabor Road (ad-hoc ride)

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

    Let's go visit Dick Trickey at his Independent Living Facility up in the near Northeast Philadelphia, above Oxford Circle - Tabor Rd. Come for the ride but listen to our Bicycle Club of Philadelphia stories of the past. Dick lead easy Saturday morning rides starting in the Northeast Castor Ave area. He and his deceased wife Madge where early members of the club. We are all getting older, but our bicycle club memories are still vivid. Let's cycle and reminisce! We will stop at the River Wards Cafe in Port Richmond on the way up. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels. We will then reschedule this ride next Friday.

  • SatJul. 102021
    Early Bird Ride to Coffee in Lansdale (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B/B-: 14.5-15mph, 58 +/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 7:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, , 215-665-2048

    Assemble at 7:30. Leave at 7:35 SHARP! Ride through East Fairmount Park, East Falls, Roxborough, Mount Airy, Chestnut Hill, Wyndmoor, Ft. Washington, Ambler, Gywnyd, Lansdale, Plymouth Whitemarsh, Manayunk, etc. Many hills (approx. 2,300' elev. gain), but no killers. Will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to meet the advertised pace. At mile 32 or so, 35-minute coffee stop at Backyard Beans. Its all about the coffee!


    UDHS to New Hope (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-: 14mph, 59.6 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32894511?beta=false.
    Leader: Elliot Titcher, , 215-740-1149

    Stop at French Bakery, Star Bucks or Dunkin Donuts in New Hope. Riders should be able to keep the average pace. Bring at least two bottles to drink and something to have as a snack at rest stops during the ride. Rain, hail and Doug M's flying monkeys cancels. Please RSVP on meetup as 14 mph group size is limited to 15. Other ride leaders are welcome to lead a faster or slower pace. Must RSVP on SCU meetup ride listing.


    Toss of the Dice 2.0 - Spring House - 50 miles

    Levels B-: 14mph, C+: 14mph, 35-80 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:15 am. The on-line route map is Whole Foods Spring House.
    Leaders: Joseph Pless, , 610-937-9010 and Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555 

    Various friendly rides per DAILY RIDE CALENDAR departing FROM THE PARKING ATTENDANT BOOTH at specified time and ranging 35-80 miles. We will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to ride group pace. Bring food or money for snack along the way, as well as a spare tube, tire irons and multi-tool. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Preregistration required. If you want a cue PDF, please send me your email address. Cue sheets will be available.


    Spring Mill Saturday C to Devon ACME

    Level C: 11.5-12mph, 29 miles. Meet at Spring Mill SEPTA lot beside Riverbend Cycles. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    Moderately paced ride to the ACME in Devon. Schuylkill Trail, Radnor Trail, Chester Valley Trail (a few hills in between). We will regroup at hill tops and traffic signals. Remember sun screen, big H2O bottles etc. No potty a the start :( Make a pit stop before you arrive.


    TriCycle's Cafe - Spring Mill

    Level D: 10mph, 25 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, , 267-414-9037

    Tricycles is finally open. That's at the old River Bend Bicycle Shop and Cafe. Last Tuesday's ride to there was done but they still needed more time to accomplish those last minute details. I stopped there on Wednesday afternoon. They were open but could see they were busily working hard the serve those cyclists stopping by out of curiosity. I of course purchased a latte, a hot latte in the 90 degree temperature feeling like 100! A "D" pace but a "C" terrain by going up Bryn Mawr Ave to the Cynwyd Heritage Trail, Manayunk Canal Tow Path, River Rd past Sam's Place at the AIM Academy, the starting point of the BCP Century Ride, Sunday, September 12th, then continuing on the hilly part of River Road. If KYW is reporting rain one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    Philly Wandrers - Alaura Kitchen Homemade Ice Cream

    Level C: 12.5mph, 47 miles. Meet at Cadence Cycling and Cafe 201 S. 25th St Philadelphia. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://www.strava.com/routes/2839993289552556490.
    Leader: Rob Gusky, , 920-573-5128

    This adventure will explore Camden and Gloucester Counties as we head to the best ice cream in South Jersey, Alaura Kitchen Homemade Ice Cream in Pittman, NJ. Alaura Kitchen also serves some excellent grilled cheese sandwiches and other items for lunch. The route to Pittman will include several miles on the Blackwood Rail Trail. NOTES: The Blackwood Rail Trail is mostly paved but could include some gravel sections. The rules of the rule will be followed including stops at red lights and riding single file when needed on busy roads. If you pass the rider leader, its assumed you have directions and you will be on your own ride


    Saturday Ramble on a newly paved section of SRT

    Levels C- through D: 9-12.5mph, D: 9-12.5mph, 40-45 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 12:00 pm.
    Leaders: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338 and Steve Trobovic, , 610-687-9229 

    The section of the Schuylkill River Trail between Cumby Trail Head to Parkersford has been recently paved. Let’s ride to Pottstown and back to enjoy the newly paved section. Stop at a diner or restaurant for a brief snack. Bring Helmet, Masks (required by the club). Please have plenty of water, sunscreen, extra tube, and $ for mid ride rest stop. I will lead the ride to Pottstown, but Steve T will be leading the ride back to Betzwood.

  • SunJul. 112021
    Spring Mill Sunday BIG C Skippack and Trooper

    Level C: 11.5-12mph, 47 miles. Meet at Spring Mill SEPTA lot beside Riverbend Cycles. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    Bigger "C" ride to stretch the miles a bit. Same moderate pace with regrouping at traffic signals and hill tops. Skippack Village and the Skippack Trail are quite scenic. 2 H2O stops today. 22 miles and 37 miles. Potty stop available at mile 3. Remember sun screen etc.


    Sunny Sunday D Ride

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

    OWLS (Older,Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride through Fairmount Park and beyond. Distance and experience of the group, as well, as the temperature will determine course and distance. Please bring helmet and masks(required by the club). You should have plenty of water, extra tube, sunscreen, and $ for mid ride snack stop.


    C Spin-off

    Levels C: 12mph, 30-40 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm.
    Leaders: Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487 and Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578 

    Heading to Ardmore - length of route will depend on weather. True C ride which cheerfully waits to regroup. Some climbing required. No ride if rain at start or 50 percent or more chance of rain during the ride. Pre-registration is not required but greatly preferred.

  • MonJul. 122021
    Feine Cafe in Conshohocken

    Level D: 10.5mph, 25 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Diana Dooley, , 215 680 2322

    Ride out the SRT to Conshohocken, up Fayette st to Feine Cafe. On way back will get off SRT and do a loop in Manyunk to get on Cynwood Trail, and go through Laurel Hill cemetery, and back on either MLK or Kelly Drive: your preference. Rain one hour to start cancels ride. If a question, call me(215-680-2322)


    COS (Church of the Savior) Monday Multi-Level Group Rides, Wayne, PA

    Level A through D: 10-18.5mph, 20-35 miles. Meet at Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Thomas Beckett, , 610-733-7030

    WE'RE BACK!!!!!!!! Come ride with the largest evening cycling group in the Delaware Valley Ride Level: D thru A This ride is cross listed at the SCU Meetup site. Please pre-register here or there so that we can get a count of riders before we start. COVID-19 Protocols are still in effect. Please review these on BCP websites. We have experienced ride leaders and sweep riders so no one gets lost! We do not ride on holidays that fall on a Monday ( Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc.). Rain cancels the ride but look at Meetup or here for last minute updates when weather is questionable.


    Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Monday Evening Edition

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-28 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Scheduled for most Monday evenings throughout the summer. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity, relaxed, recovery ride. Cycle peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery Co. Mileage will depend on the length of evening daylight. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on our return. Occasionally, this Monday evening ride may be cancelled, if there is a special club event at another location, e.g., a Member Appreciation/Tailgate Social at a larger ride site. Toward the end of the season (late September), this ride will need to leave earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due to evening daylight ending earlier.

  • TueJul. 132021
    Ride Yer Bike Tuesday

    Levels A-/B+: 16-17mph, B-: 13.5-14.5mph, C+/C: 12.5-13.5mph, 46 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36705819.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 and Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905 

    Bring yer bike & sense of adventure. Some days we'll ride familiar favorite routes, other days we'll scope out new routes. Today we'll ride up to Bucks County and loop around Lake Galena/Peace Valley. Mostly rolling hills with a few climbs, particularly in the middle (Gordon, Gayman and Silo Hill - nothing particularly steep, but a 4 mile series of hills - but we also get to ride down Skunk Hollow). Park pit stop if needed on Gordon at mile 19.6, then lunch stop at Tabora Farms at mile 26 (either bring or purchase lunch). Expect good company and lots of safe and low trafficked roads. Will regroup as needed. Must be willing to ride safely, obey traffic laws and follow: https://phillybikeclub.org/bcp_covid_19_rider_guidelines.pdf. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy - rain cancels, but will likely reschedule for Wed. NOTE: Ride starts @ 9:00 June-Aug, 9:30 in Sept & 10:00 in Oct. The 4th Tues. of the month starts @ Central Pk, Doylestown. 5th Tues. (Aug. 31) @ Centre Square Park, Blue Bell


    9am NARBERTH - GET Coffee!

    Level D: 10mph, 20 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Ilene Hass, , 610-952-7943

    Ride out to Narberth, PA. We take coffee at GET, Great Expectations Together OR your choice (French Pastry shop is another option). Return via Penn Valley, Bryn Mawr Ave and Rock Hill Rd. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Tuesday Evening Edition COVID PRECAUTIONS in Effect

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-30 miles. Meet at Glenside Public Library parking lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Scheduled for most Tuesday evenings throughout summer. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. Relaxed pace, peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery Co. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on return. This Tuesday night ride meets every week throughout summer, weather permitting, unless there is another special club event in a different location (e.g., Member Appreciation Tailgate Social at a multi-group ride site). Toward end of season, this ride will meet earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due shorter evening daylight.


    Bulldog 2.0 (cancelled for July 13th)

    Level B+: 17.5mph, 34 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Kevin Cunningham, , 215-514-0903

    Bringing back the post COVID bulldog ride. We’ll go out towards chestnut hill, through oreland to militia hill and back for about 34 mile ride with 2,000 feet of climbing. Looking to have a fun, friendly ride- no one will be dropped if close to AVERAGE speeds posted

  • WedJul. 142021
    Bastille Day Tubing on the Delaware (ad-hoc ride) POSTPONED TIL RIVER DROPS

    Level D: 11mph, 33 miles. Meet at 30th Street Station. The ride leaves at 7:45 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Eve Gentieu, , 516-902-7921

    River is 6 feet over normal levels and not recommended for tubing. Will reschedule when conditions improve. Heading up to Bucks County River Country in Point Pleasant, PA https://www.rivercountry.net/ , weather permitting. Meeting at 30th St Station 7:45 am near Dunkin Donuts for 8:04 train to Doylestown. 13 miles to tubing place, arriving around 11 am. After tubing, riding down to Yardley, 20 miles, with a stop in New Hope/Lambertville. I am planning on 11- 4 at the tubing place, to allow for check-in, shuttle bus, changing clothes, etc. Anticipate catching the 6:53 pm train from Yardley, but trains run every hour, so will adjust as needed. This will be an all day expedition, but if want only to go tubing, meet us in Point Pleasant, but please notify me so I can contact you if our plans change. Book your tubing ticket for 11:30. You must buy tubing tickets online ahead of time. I would wait until the night before or morning of, although I was assured we could apply tickets for a later date. You will see that they offer 2 and 3 hour tubing trips, but you choose which you want when you get there. As of today, the river is 5 feet above normal, so the current is running fast, which shaves the time down about 25%. Please see their website if you are considering going - the Policies and Tips page in particular. The most important thing is you need to wear old sneakers or water shoes, because of the rocky river bottom, and bring a change of clothes. They have changing rooms there, but no showers. Price for a tube is $28, although I saw a Groupon deal for $20. This is an exploratory trip, so flexibility is the key. Food/coffee stops as desired. I will check the river and weather conditions by 7am the morning of, to determine whether to go or postpone. SEPTA tells me that there should be 3 cars on each train, which would allow 6 bicyclists, but I am limiting to 4 for peace of mind.


    Ardmore Farmer's Market

    Level D: 10-11mph, 20-25 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Ginnie Zipf, , 610-529-3214

    We will ride out to Ardmore for coffee and a snack. Then take a spin through Havertown and back to the city.


    Bastille Day to Bartram's Garden and Watt Khmer Palelai Monastery (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10-11mph, 12 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Eve Gentieu, , 516-902-7921

    Note the 9:00 start time to beat some of the heat. A short ride to take the place of the postponed tubing trip. We will follow Chuck Herbert's route but will turn around shortly after Bartram's Garden instead of continuing on to Heinz NWR. Watt Khmer Palelai Monastery is a Cambodian Theravada Buddhist Temple close by that is relatively new and worth a look. Outward - Schuylkill Banks to South Street, then down Grays Ferry, then through the garden. On the way back, we'll hit the Crescent Trail, parallel the Schuylkill Expwy on River Fields Dr, then back down to the Schuylkill trail at Chestnut Street. Optional visit to Cira Green, Park in the Sky. Probable stop for something refreshing after the Garden.


    Delightful, Delicious D (and D+/C-) Wednesday AFTERNOON Special Ride: "Well-Read & Well-Caffeinated - the Barnes & Noble Double-Header".

    Level C through D: 10.5-12mph, 31 miles. Meet at Barnes and Noble Books, The Metroplex, 2300 Chemical Rd, Plymouth Meeting, 19462. The ride leaves at 1:45 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33322430.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Special edition of the Wednesday Delightful, Delicious ride, moved earlier, due to the BCP Board meeting tonight. Easy-paced ride from the Barnes & Noble in Plymouth Meeting/Conshohocken to the Barnes & Noble in Valley Forge/Devon and back. Bathroom and snack break at the Barnes & Noble in Devon. The cafe at Barnes & Noble is open for carry out. Most of the route (outbound and return) will be on the flat Cross-County Trail and Schuylkill River Trail. We'll cross the Schuylkill River on Sullivan's Bridge at Valley Forge, near Betzwood. The middle portion of the route (in Valley Forge National Park) does have some hill-climbing, but we can climb at a relaxed pace. Total elevation is 1038 ft. COVID PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT: Please bring mask and hand sanitizer with you. We will practice safe social distancing (20 ft while pedaling, at least 6 ft apart when stopped). ON-LINE PREREGISTRATION is strongly encouraged, to save you writing time at the ride start, and to avoid handling the pen & paper. Your electronic signature will suffice for the waiver. If you prefer to sign-in at the ride start, please use hand sanitizer after touching the pen. Details on Rider Guidelines for mitigating COVID are here: https://phillybikeclub.org/bcp_covid_19_rider_guidelines.pdf The start/finish in Plymouth Meeting is at 2300 Chemical Rd in the Metroplex, the shopping center between Germantown and Ridge Pikes. The Cross-County Trail runs alongside the Metroplex.


    Flourtown Regular Season (A-/B+ and B)

    Levels A-/B+: 17-18mph, B: 15.5-16.5mph, 25-40 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Flourtown Wednesday Ride.
    Leaders: Scott Siegfried, , 610-496-1965 and David A. Kaplan, , 215-872-3919 

    Please join us for rides in Montgomery and Bucks counties. Ride distance will vary based on available daylight. Both groups will use the same route, just at slightly different speeds. We will not drop anyone, but please be sure that you are capable of maintaining the advertised average speed including some hill climbing. We are planning to maintain a group size of no more than 15 riders per group. We will post the ride route in advance for you to download to your device. Please RSVP. Rain at start time, or wet roads will cancel the ride. Our goal is to be back by sunset, but a taillight and headlight are recommended both early and late in the season given the shorter amount of daylight. This ride is a joint BCP/SCU ride.


    BCP Monthly Board Meeting for July

    Meet at Gustine Recreation Center, 4868 Ridge Ave, East Falls section. The event starts at 6:45 pm.
    Organizers: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862 and Chuck Herbert, , 215-430-3222 

    Club Members are warmly welcome to join the Board of Directors at our monthly business/admin meeting to discuss club issues and upcoming events and activities. Light refreshments/snacks will be served.

  • ThuJul. 152021
    Ride Thursdays!

    Level C+: 13mph, 44 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36612078.
    Leader: Cassandra hogue, , 484-868-6236

    Scenic northern Chester County! Plan ahead to join us for a ride starting in Betzwood VFNP, where we will use the "VF Winter ride route" then turn north to to ParkerFord. There we will use the newly paved SRT back to Phoenixville, and even Betzwood; 44 miles/ 2200 ft climb Moderate pace of 13 mph, no drops. Check here for weather cancellations by 7 am. Ride leader reserves right to modify route


    Thursday Morning Hill Ride - Conshohocken State Rd

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

    I am leading the next five Thursday Morning Hill Rides while Jeffery is on vacation. We will go in order of six route versions of this ride. Conshohocken State Rd route this morning. The shortest but not necessarily the easiest. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    Delightful, Delicious "D" (and D+/C-) Ride, Thursday evening Edition

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-30 miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away work stresses, suited for novices, newcomers to area, and/or anyone seeking low-intensity recovery ride. Meet in same parking lot as the "Multi-Level Conshohocken Rides". Start by riding on Schuylkill River Trail, and/or, Cross County Trail, which connects the Schuylkill w/Plymouth Meeting . As riders get stronger, we can turn off the trails and explore some pretty roads in the area. Please bring lights in case we return at dark. COVID PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT. Please bring masks and hand sanitizer.


    CANCELLED THURSDAY HILL B RIDE

    Level B: 15mph, 25 - 35 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Chris Murray, , 443 742 8339

    A hillier ride out west that regroups at the top of major climbs. As the days lengthen, so does the ride and we should be nearing 35 miles by July. Bike lights are highly recommended. Please bring a mask for when off the bike and review Club rules for COVID-19. Rain cancellations will be listed on web site 1 hour prior to ride.


    Thursday Hill Ride C+

    Levels C+: 13-14mph, 20 - 30 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555 and Gene Sobel, , 215-964-4884 

    A moderately hilly ride conquering Main Line hills that regroups at the top of each climb. As the days lengthen, so does the ride and we should be nearing 30 miles by July. No riders doing the listed pace will be dropped. Cue sheets will not be available. Bike lights are highly recommended. Optional after ride drink at Parks on Tap or Cosmic Cafe. Rain cancellations will be listed on web site 1 hour prior to ride. Pre-registration requested, but not required.


    Thursday Night Hill Ride

    Level B: 15-15.5mph Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36770151.
    Leader: Simon Shin, ,

    This is the Thursday night hill ride. I'm subbing in for Mr. Murray for this Thursday. I've included the route below. 30 miles or so. The ride leaves at 6pm.


    "C"vilized Thursday Night Hill Ride

    Level C: 12mph, 24 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:01 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578

    A slower version of the Thursday night hill ride. We start at 6:01 . Preregistration requested but not required.

  • FriJul. 162021
    Little Susie's Coffee and Pie Place (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 23 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    A little ride to Little Susie's for coffee and little pies in Port Richmond. After that we will cycle west over Lehigh Ave to St James the Less for shaded rest among the resting and marvel at the chapel church and the Wannermaker Bell towel. Return by sidewalk down to Kelley Dr bike trail. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start ride cancels. 9am start to beat the heat.


    Friday Frolic w/Linda. UDHS to Montgomeryville Wegman's

    Level B-: 14mph, 50 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6661522.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    For 7/16: Pretty meander through Montgomery County and a little bit of Bucks, for lunch on the outdoor patio of the Wegman's in Montgomeryville. Outbound via Blue Bell, Gwynedd and Lansdale. Return via Warrington, Maple Glen, and Jarrettown. Lunch stop in Montgomeryville is at Mile 28. If a quick rest stop is needed before lunch, we can stop ~ Mile 16. Total climbing 2175 ft. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Enjoy 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 daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map provided for each ride. 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.

  • SatJul. 172021
    Tacos at Kennett Square

    Level B: 15-15.5mph Meet at Good Karma Cafe on Walnut Street - 23rd street. The ride leaves at 7:55 am. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36798881.
    Leader: Simon Shin, ,

    A chill ride out to the Mushroom Capital of the world. Will have tacos at mid-point/point of return. Expect around 80 miles or so with a few rollers, but mostly flat terrian. Rain cancels.


    Toss of the Dice 2.0

    Level C+: 14mph, 35-80 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:15 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Art Museum to Wegmans.
    Leader: Gene Sobel, , 215-964-4884

    Wegmans KoP departing FROM THE PARKING ATTENDANT.We will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to ride group pace. Bring food or money for snack along the way, as well as a spare tube, tire irons and multi-tool. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Preregistration optional.


    Philly Wandrers - Green Street Grill (Downingtown)

    Level C: 12.5mph, 47 miles. Meet at Cadence Cycling and Cafe 201 S. 25th St Philadelphia. The ride leaves at 8:15 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://www.strava.com/routes/2849537478541905308.
    Leader: Rob Gusky, , 920-573-5128

    Join us on this multi-modal ride to Downingtown via the scenic Schuykill River and Chester Valley Trails. Due to the hot weather, we'll have an earlier 8:15 am start with water stops at miles 16 and 31. We'll break bread together at the Green Street Grill, offering the best breakfast brunch, and lunch in Downingtown. Return to Philly via Septa Train #554 leaving Thorndale Station at 2:34


    BELMAR BEACH, NJ and Beyond, up to Ocean Grove and Asbury Park

    Level B-: 14mph, 79 miles. Meet at Etra Lake Park, Disbrow Hill Rd, East Windsor, NJ. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23056316.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    In a seashore state of mind? Today, we'll visit the central Jersey shore in Monmouth County, beaches more familiar to New Yorkers. This scenic route is popular with the Princeton FreeWheelers. In addition to cycling along Ocean Drive in the pretty seaside towns of Spring Lake and Belmar, we’ll also ride around Perrineville Lake, Manasquan Reservoir, and Lake Como. Outdoor Lunch stop at Belmar Beach around mile 40, plus rest stops along the way, to and from Belmar. After Belmar, we will continue north along the Ocean Drive to the seashore towns of Ocean Grove and Asbury Park, before returning inland to the starting point. The middle of the route (near the beach) is pancake flat. The beginning and end portions have very gently rolling hills, but nothing steep. We will stop to regroup as needed. Total elevation gain is 2265 ft. Driving Directions to the starting point at Etra Lake Park: 1) New Jersey Turnpike North to Exit 8 – Hightstown/Freehold (NJ-133). 2) From the Turnpike exit ramp, quickly turn right onto Milford Rd. 3) In 1.1 miles, turn left at “T” at County Rd 571/Etra-Perrineville Rd. (Etra Lake will be on your left.) 4) In 0.2 miles, turn left at 3-way onto Disbrow Hill Rd. Parking lot will be on your left. Please allow 60 mins driving time from Phila. Early morning travel time from NE Phila. is an easy 45-50 mins via I-95/NJ Turnpike. Please contact the Leader with any questions, re. driving directions, carpooling, etc.

  • SunJul. 182021
    Early Morning, Beat-the-Heat PRE-PICNIC Ramble - Blue Bell Park to Warrington, 46mi , THEN, RETURN to BLUE BELL PARK for BCP's Annual PICNIC - CO-LEADER WELCOME

    Level B-: 14mph, 46 miles. Meet at Blue Bell Hill Park, 842 West Walnut Lane. The ride leaves at 7:50 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is Blue Bell Park to Warrington Wawa.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Pretty loop from Blue Bell Park in Mount Airy, Phila., to Warrington, Bucks County. Total climbing is 2300 feet. Outbound via Chestnut Hill, Flourtown, and Maple Glen. Return via Hartsville, Horsham, and North Hills. Quick, stand-up Wawa rest stop at the half-way point in Warrington. Please assemble by 7:45am, so that we can leave promptly at 7:50 to avoid the heat. Return to the BCP Summer Picnic at Blue Bell Hill Park. Plan is to return by ~12:00-12:10pm. MEETING POINT: Blue Bell Park on West Walnut Lane is near the traffic circle where Walnut Lane meets Park Line Drive. There is a parking lot accessible from the driveway. CO-LEADER WELCOME: If you would like to lead this route at an alternative pace, THANK YOU! This will help to bring more cyclists to the picnic! Please contact LMc, to have your name and pace group added to this listing.


    >> Blue Bell Park << (Weather concerns) Spring Mill to BCP picnic

    Level C: 11.5-12mph, TBD miles. Meet at Blue Bell Hill Park, 842 West Walnut Lane. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    NEW START LOCATION! OK, I have been SOAKED with rain 2 times this season, and dampened 4 times. The weather is looking unpredictable for Sunday. Roundabout tour of Philadelphia starting and ending at the BCP picnic at Blue Bell Park. Easy going "C" tour of Philly neighborhoods near the park.


    Hike the Wissahickon before the Picnic

    Hike Moderate Pace on Moderate Trails, 5.5-6 miles. Meet at Blue Bell Hill Park, 842 West Walnut Lane. The hike leaves at 9:00 am.
    Leaders: Debbie Hoellein, , 215-833-5545 and James R. McClory, , (609) 513-1714 

    Work up an appetite before the BCP picnic on the trails of the Wissahickon Gorge. We'll see points of historical and natural interest and even walk through a work of art. Expect some hills and rough terrain so hiking shoes or boots are recommended. Long pants and insect repellant may protect against ticks and we will see some poison ivy. Bring water and a snack.


    CANCELLED Philly Wandrers ride to the BCP Picnic, up Shawmont Hill!

    Level D: 11.5mph, 25 miles. Meet at Cadence Cycling and Cafe 201 S. 25th St Philadelphia. The ride leaves at 10:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://www.strava.com/routes/2844216343725607206.
    Leader: Rob Gusky, , 920-573-5128

    BCP’s Annual Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 18th, between noon and 4 p.m. The location is Blue Bell Park and the club has reserved the pavilion there, so we will have a covered place in case of inclement weather. Everyone is welcome, including children. It will be a big BBQ, with picnic fare (various kinds of burgers, sausages, salads, chips, desserts, etc.). Please RSVP so the club can plan for enough supplies using the RSVP link below. This ride will feature the unforgettable challenge of Shawmont Ave plus the beauty of the Wissahickon via Forbidden Drive. NOTE: 700x28c or wider tires are recommended for the gravel surface of Forbidden Drive. More info on the BCP Picnic at https://phillybikeclub.org/bcpdo/picnic


    BCP Picnic Ride

    Level D: 11mph, 10 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 11:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Paul di Francesco, , 215 459 3174

    This will be a fairly direct ride at a relaxed pace to picnic from the Azelea Garden. We will take the SRT to Falls Bridge, then up Midvale ( to earn our burgers!) and on up to Henry Ave - a route most are familiar with. We will decide on a time for return to the Azelea Garden later in the afternoon.


    Annual BCP Members' Picnic, 12 Noon to 4:00pm

    Meet at Blue Bell Park, 842 West Walnut Lane, Philadelphia 19144. The event starts at 12:00 pm.
    Organizers: Howard Wiener, , 215-925-2494, David Finger, ,  and Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862 

    All members are warmly invited to join us at Blue Bell Park for our annual picnic, with food & beverages, music, camaraderie, games, and more. Please check the Ride Calendar for group rides with leaders, heading to and from the picnic. VENUE: Blue Bell Park at 842 West Walnut Lane is located near the traffic circle where West Walnut Lane meets Park Line Drive. There is ample parking, as soon as you turn into the driveway. BCP has reserved a pavillion. YOUR RSVP IS APPRECIATED: In order to plan the appropriate amount of food & beverages, RSVP using the blue link below. Will help us to know approximately how many members will be joining us. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you are available to help with either set-up, serving, or clean-up, or, if you would like to bring a dessert to share, please contact Howie, or Dave or Linda, to let us know the type of dessert you plan to bring. If you would like to bring a dessert, but are planning to cycle to and from the picnic, we can arrange to pick up your dessert ahead of time. Please contact Howie/Dave/Linda to arrange pick-up /drop-off of your dessert. Looking forward to welcoming you to the Picnic on July 18.


    C Spin-off to the Picnic

    Levels C: 12mph, 20 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487 and Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578 

    True C ride which cheerfully waits to regroup. Some climbing required. This week we do a slightly shorter route ending at the Picnic (directions and company will be available for anyone unsure of the route back from the picnic). Pre-registration is not required but greatly preferred.

  • MonJul. 192021
    Feine Cafe in Conshohocken

    Level D: 10-11mph, 25 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Ginnie Zipf, , 610-529-3214

    Level D: 10.5 mph. 25 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe at 9:00 a.m. Ride out SRT to Conshohcken, up Fayette St to Feine Cafe. Optional: Go up Umbria to SRT, if group chooses. Return via SRT with loop in Manyunk to connect with Cynwyd Trail, Laurel Hill Cemetery , and back via Kelly or MLK. Rain an hour before start time cancels ride.


    COS (Church of the Savior) Monday Multi-Level Group Rides, Wayne, PA

    Level A through D: 10-18.5mph, 20-35 miles. Meet at Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Thomas Beckett, , 610-733-7030

    WE'RE BACK!!!!!!!! Come ride with the largest evening cycling group in the Delaware Valley Ride Level: D thru A This ride is cross listed at the SCU Meetup site. Please pre-register here or there so that we can get a count of riders before we start. COVID-19 Protocols are still in effect. Please review these on BCP websites. We have experienced ride leaders and sweep riders so no one gets lost! We do not ride on holidays that fall on a Monday ( Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc.). Rain cancels the ride but look at Meetup or here for last minute updates when weather is questionable.


    Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Monday Evening Edition

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-28 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Scheduled for most Monday evenings throughout the summer. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity, relaxed, recovery ride. Cycle peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery Co. Mileage will depend on the length of evening daylight. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on our return. Occasionally, this Monday evening ride may be cancelled, if there is a special club event at another location, e.g., a Member Appreciation/Tailgate Social at a larger ride site. Toward the end of the season (late September), this ride will need to leave earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due to evening daylight ending earlier.

  • TueJul. 202021
    Ride Yer Bike Tuesday

    Levels A-/B+: 16-17mph, B-: 13.5-14.5mph, C+/C: 12.5-13.5mph, 46 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36150914.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 and Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905 

    Bring yer bike & sense of adventure. Some days we'll ride familiar favorite routes, other days we'll scope out new routes. Today we'll ride to Schwenksville. Rest stop on the way out at Heckler Park/mile 15 (porta-potty and water), and a lunch stop at Heebner Park/mile 32 on the return (bathrooms and water). Moderately hilly ride with about 50 ft. elevation gain per mile. Expect good company, great scenery and lots of safe and low trafficked roads.Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the posted pace. Must be willing to ride safely, obey traffic laws and follow: https://phillybikeclub.org/bcp_covid_19_rider_guidelines.pdf. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy - rain cancels, but will likely reschedule for Wed. NOTE: Ride starts @ 9:00 June-Aug, 9:30 in Sept & 10:00 in Oct. The 4th Tues. of the month starts @ Central Pk, Doylestown. 5th Tues. ( Aug. 31) @ Centre Square Park, Blue Bell


    Le Petit Mitron - Narberth

    Level D: 10mph, 19 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    We will go one last time before Le Petit Mitron takes off for the entire month of August just as if they were in France! Out and back our tradways except for one detour! If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Tuesday Evening Edition COVID PRECAUTIONS in Effect

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-30 miles. Meet at Glenside Public Library parking lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Scheduled for most Tuesday evenings throughout summer. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. Relaxed pace, peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery Co. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on return. This Tuesday night ride meets every week throughout summer, weather permitting, unless there is another special club event in a different location (e.g., Member Appreciation Tailgate Social at a multi-group ride site). Toward end of season, this ride will meet earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due shorter evening daylight.


    Bulldog 2.0

    Level B+: 17.5mph, 34 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Kevin Cunningham, , 215-514-0903

    Bringing back the post COVID bulldog ride. We’ll go out towards chestnut hill, through oreland to militia hill and back for about 34 mile ride with 2,000 feet of climbing. Looking to have a fun, friendly ride- no one will be dropped if close to AVERAGE speeds posted. Ride will be cancelled if greater than 50% chance of rain at ride time per accuweather.com

  • WedJul. 212021
    Short City Bike Lane Breakfast Ride

    Level D: 10mph, 12 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Ilene Hass, , 610-952-7943

    Enjoy a short exploration of the new city bike lanes along American Street. Our outdoor coffee / breakfast destination will be Front Street Cafe between Old Kensington, Fishtown and Northern Liberties. Read about the new American Street median bike lanes before you experience them tomorrow: https://bicyclecoalition.org/the-american-street-project-is-almost-done-heres-what-to-expect/


    Delightful, Delicious D (and D+/C-) Wednesday Evening Ride,

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 15-30 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Most summer Wednesday evenings, weather permitting. Gently paced, post-work ride to pedal away stresses, suited for novices, newcomers to area, and/or anyone seeking low-intensity recovery ride. Peaceful roads Eastern Montgomery Co, w/brief rest stop. Please bring lights. Meet in parking lot of Flourtown Shop Ctr Bethlehem Pike (McDonald's in front, facing the Pike). Once a month, this ride may need to meet earlier in the afternoon, due to BCP Board meeting in the evening.


    CANCELLED Flourtown Regular Season (A-/B+ and B)

    Levels A-/B+: 17-18mph, B: 15.5-16.5mph, 25-40 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route maps are: Flourtown "B" Route and Flourtown "B+/A-" Route.
    Leaders: Scott Siegfried, , 610-496-1965 and David A. Kaplan, , 215-872-3919 

    Please join us for rides in Montgomery and Bucks counties. Ride distance will vary based on available daylight. Both groups will use the same route, just at slightly different speeds. We will not drop anyone, but please be sure that you are capable of maintaining the advertised average speed including some hill climbing. We are planning to maintain a group size of no more than 15 riders per group. We will post the ride route in advance for you to download to your device. Please RSVP. Rain at start time, or wet roads will cancel the ride. Our goal is to be back by sunset, but a taillight and headlight are recommended both early and late in the season given the shorter amount of daylight. This ride is a joint BCP/SCU ride.

  • ThuJul. 222021
    Thursday Morning Hill Ride - Hollow Rd - Hagesford Rd

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

    This Thursday morning we will take Mill Creek Rd down to below sea level at Flat Rock Park and climb out of the Schuylkill River Valley over Hollow and Hagesford Rds. Coffee at the Landing. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, the ride cancels.


    Delightful, Delicious "D" (and D+/C-) Ride, Thursday evening Edition, COVID PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-30 miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away work stresses, suited for novices, newcomers to area, and/or anyone seeking low-intensity recovery ride. Meet in same parking lot as the "Multi-Level Conshohocken Rides". Start by riding on Schuylkill River Trail, and/or, Cross County Trail, which connects the Schuylkill w/Plymouth Meeting . As riders get stronger, we can turn off the trails and explore some pretty roads in the area. Please bring lights in case we return at dark. COVID PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT. Please bring masks and hand sanitizer.


    THURSDAY HILL B RIDE

    Level B: 15mph, 25 - 35 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28294900.
    Leader: Chris Murray, , 443 742 8339

    A hillier ride out west that regroups at the top of major climbs. As the days lengthen, so does the ride and we should be around 30 miles by July. Optional after ride drink at Parks on Tap or Cosmic Cafe. Bike lights are highly recommended. Rain cancellations will be listed on web site 1 hour prior to ride.


    Thursday Hill Ride C+

    Levels C+: 13-14mph, 20 - 30 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555 and Gene Sobel, , 215-964-4884 

    A moderately hilly ride conquering Main Line hills that regroups at the top of each climb. As the days lengthen, so does the ride and we should be nearing 30 miles by July. No riders doing the listed pace will be dropped. Cue sheets will not be available. Bike lights are highly recommended. Optional after ride drink at Parks on Tap or Cosmic Cafe. Rain cancellations will be listed on web site 1 hour prior to ride. Pre-registration requested, but not required.


    "C"vilized Thursday Night Hill Ride

    Levels C: 12mph, 24 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:01 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578 and Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487 

    A slower version of the Thursday night hill ride. We start at 6:01 . Preregistration requested but not required.

  • FriJul. 232021
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. UDHS to Hennings Market in Harleysville

    Level B-: 14mph, 50 miles. Start location to be determined. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11701741.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    For 7/23 - pretty roads in outer Montgomery County. Outbound to Harleysville via North Wales, Lansdale and Hatfield. Lunch at Hennings at the midway point. Return via Skippack, Centre Square, and Blue Bell. Total climbing 2236 ft. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Enjoy 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 daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map provided for each ride. 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.


    Paper Trail Bike Coffee Shop - Rittenhouse Town - Wisahicon Park

    Level D: 10mph, 17 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    Paul, the proprietor of the Papper Trail Bike Coffee Shop in Rittenhouse Town is back from a two week vacation. Let's welcome him back. Simple ride but we need to climb out of the Schuylkill River Valley to get to the shop because of the bike trail bridge is closed. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    BCP DISPLAY TENT/MEMBERS APPRECIATION NIGHT at Friday Night Races at the Velodrome This is the SECOND of THREE club nights at the Velodrome this summer.

    Meet at Valley Preferred Cycling Center (the Velodrome), 1151 Mosser Road, Breinigsville, PA 18031 (Trexlertown). The event starts at 6:00 pm. Additional information: http://thevelodrome.com/us/directions/.
    Organizer: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    BCP will have a display tent in the plaza of the Valley Preferred Cycling Center (aka, the Velodrome) in Trexlertown, during the Friday Night Races, sponsored by Bicycling Magazine. Gates open for Happy Hour at 6:00pm, but the ACTUAL RACES DO NOT BEGIN UNTIL 7:30pm, allowing you plenty of time to get there after work. BCP will be exhibiting here to promote our club's membership benefits & perks, as well as rides and upcoming events. MEMBERS APPRECIATION: Stay tuned for updates, re. special promotion for members. The racing program for 7/23 will include TANDEMONIUM! - tandem races. Music in the plaza, and there will be family- and kid-friendly entertainment. General Admission tickets are $9/adult. Every seat has a great view of the track. In addition to the Breakaway Cafe, there is a souvenir booth, where visitors can purchase Velodrome merchandise. There are also other exhibitors in the plaza, where you can participate in raffle drawings.. Come join us for an exciting evening! DRIVING to TREXLERTOWN: Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike (I-476 North), or, PA-309 North, to I-78/US-22 West. Driving directions and racing & venue details are available here: www.thevelodrome.com. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you are able to volunteer at the BCP tent, either for set-up (~5:15), or for staffing the booth and greeting visitors, or, for packing up at loading the van at the end of the evening, THANK YOU for your help. Please contact Linda, re. volunteering. PLEASE NOTE: The RAINDATE if needed for 7/23 will be 7/30. Our third and final club night at the Friday Night Races will be the season finale on 8/27.

  • SatJul. 242021
    B Ride to Phoenixville (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B: 15mph, 67 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2027646.
    Leader: Chris Murray, , 443 742 8339

    Moderately hilly ride to Phoenixville for mid-ride coffee stop. Please bring a mask for rest stop and review Club rules for COVID-19. We will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to ride group pace. Rain cancellations will be listed on web site 1 hour prior to ride.


    Toss of the Dice 2.0

    Level C+: 14mph, 50-60 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:15 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Gene Sobel, , 215-964-4884

    Malvern Buttery 2020 (ride with gps) departing FROM THE PARKING ATTENDANT BOOTH at specified time. We will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to ride group pace. Bring food or money for snack along the way, as well as a spare tube, tire irons and multi-tool. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop.


    Ambler, PA

    Level D: 10mph, 45 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, , 267-414-9037

    Ambler is a good destination. There is a restaurant on the north side of the town where you can order at the side window and eat on the grass if you can find shade. Weaver's Way is the next parking lot over for those who want to get something there and use their rest rooms. Return via Butler Pike and Schuylkill River Trail. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    Spring Mill to Power Line Trail

    Level C: 11.5-12mph, 36 miles. Meet at Spring Mill SEPTA lot beside Riverbend Cycles. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    Moderate pace ride through Ambler to the Power Line Trail. H2O at Whole Foods in Spring House then back down Cathcart Rd to the SRT. Optional rest stop at mile 3. Regrouping at hill tops and traffic signals.


    Philly Wandrers - Lew’s Farm Market

    Level C: 12.5mph, 43 miles. Meet at Cadence Cycling and Cafe 201 S. 25th St Philadelphia. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://www.strava.com/routes/2849146597870945960.
    Leader: Rob Gusky, , 920-573-5128

    The Philly Wandrers ride again on a 43 mile trek across the Delaware to check out prime Jersey sweet corn, tomatoes and cantaloupe at a great little farm market in Burlington County. Other highlights include the K&T Trail, a stop in Riverton for a Boost slushie, Blue Fig Cafe for a traditional Mediterranean grilled lunch and high octane refueling at Maple Shade Custard Stand!

  • SunJul. 252021
    HAMMONTON, NJ TO GREAT BAY/BLUEBERRY CENTURY

    Level B-: 14-16mph, 108, or 75 miles. Meet at Hammonton Lake Park, Hammonton, NJ 08037, on S. Egg Harbor Rd/NJ-561. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2729221.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    This ride is based on a route by Mike Krizauskas of BCP, SCU, and the Jersey Shore Cycle Club, originally planned to coincide with the Blueberry Festival in Hammonton, Blueberry Capital of the World. Mike K. has updated this route, to include scenic Lake Oswego, as well as other lakes, ponds, etc. On this 108-miler, there will be several rest stops The route, which is FLAT, will take us through blueberry farmlands, as well as quaint small towns in the Hammonton area. We'll cycle down to Lands End, that is, the end of the road at Great Bay. You'll see a wide menagerie of wildlife, as we cycle across the marshes toward the bay. You'll also see a facility along the bayshore which used to be a Coast Guard facility - it's now a marine research lab. Please note: we may have some headwinds, especially as we approach the bay. The 75-miler does not go to Land's End at Great Bay. Here is the link for the 75-mi route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/9278854 TRAVEL/TRANSIT: Please allow 45-60 mins driving time from Philadelphia. Google Maps states that Hammonton is 42 mins via the Atlantic City Expressway. If you'd rather not drive, there is a PATCO/NJT train station in Hammonton, near the park where we meet. The "Atlantic City Line" stops in Hammonton. The 108-mile route has 1308 ft of climbing. COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: Please bring mask and hand sanitizer. Group size limited to 10 riders, including the Leader. Safe social distancing. Please refer to "Rider Guidelines for COVID-19" for more details: https://phillybikeclub.org/bcp_covid_19_rider_guidelines.pdf


    Spring Mill BIG C to Skippack

    Level C+/C: 11.5-12mph, 47 miles. Meet at Spring Mill SEPTA lot beside Riverbend Cycles. The ride leaves at 9:00 am.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    Longer miles but still a moderate pace with regrouping at hill tops and traffic signals. I like Skippack,so I want to do it again :) Out along the SSC route through Evansburg Park, then WAWA stop in Skippack. Back down through Trooper for an ACME stop, then return through Norristown to the SRT. Optional rest stop at mile 3.


    CANCELLED Training Ride into the Art Museum

    Level C: 12mph, 25 miles. Meet at Roslyn Train Station. The ride leaves at 10:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Adam Mitry, , 215-470-2456

    This is a short but pretty training ride. Rolling hills at the start, as well as tree lined streets. Abington, Glenside, Elkins Park, Melrose Park- Tookany Parkway. We then head into the city by way of Juanita Park & the Spring Garden trail. 2 WAWAs and a bathroom stop at Sugarhouse if needed. You can hop on the 9:30 Warminster train to get into Roslyn by the start time. There's also free parking at the station. This will be a small group since SEPTA can only accommodate a few bikes on the train. Extreme heat, rain and Zombie invasions will cancel.


    Sunny Sunday D Ride

    Level D: 9-12mph, 12-25 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

    OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride through Fairmount Park and beyond. Please bring helmet (required by the club), water, sunscreen, extra tube, $ for mid-ride snack stop. There might be a hill or two for training, and maybe a quick stop to demonstrate an essential riding skill. Smiles and biking stories are always welcomed.


    C Spin-off

    Levels C: 12mph, 35-45 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm.
    Leaders: Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487 and Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578 

    We will ride to Flourtown or Ambler, depending on preference of the group. This is a true C ride which cheerfully waits to regroup. Some climbing required. No ride if rain at start or 50 percent or more chance of rain during the ride. Pre-registration is not required but greatly preferred.

  • MonJul. 262021
    Conshohocken-4th street deli and smoothie joint- early start time

    Level D: 10-11mph, 25-30 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Steve Perkiss, , 215-852-9093

    Ride out and back onboard SRT enjoy lunch at the 4th street deli or a nice summerime smoothie right behind the deli. Possible added loop on Manayunk bridge and thru Laurel Hills cemetery. If KYW says rain outside studio one hour prior to start cancel ride. Diana Dooley. 215 680 2322 Steve Perkiss 215-852-9093, Cue sheets will not be available.


    COS (Church of the Savior) Monday Multi-Level Group Rides, Wayne, PA

    Level A through D: 10-18.5mph, 20-35 miles. Meet at Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Thomas Beckett, , 610-733-7030

    WE'RE BACK!!!!!!!! Come ride with the largest evening cycling group in the Delaware Valley Ride Level: D thru A This ride is cross listed at the SCU Meetup site. Please pre-register here or there so that we can get a count of riders before we start. COVID-19 Protocols are still in effect. Please review these on BCP websites. We have experienced ride leaders and sweep riders so no one gets lost! We do not ride on holidays that fall on a Monday ( Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc.). Rain cancels the ride but look at Meetup or here for last minute updates when weather is questionable.


    Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Monday Evening Edition - VERY SHORT TONIGHT

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    For 7/26: Ride Leader is car-less today, so cycling to UDHS directly from work on heavy commuter bike. Short loop, then cycle home from UDHS. Scheduled for most Monday evenings throughout the summer. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity, relaxed, recovery ride. Cycle peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery Co. Mileage will depend on the length of evening daylight. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on our return. Occasionally, this Monday evening ride may be cancelled, if there is a special club event at another location, e.g., a Member Appreciation/Tailgate Social at a larger ride site. Toward the end of the season (late September), this ride will need to leave earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due to evening daylight ending earlier.

  • TueJul. 272021
    Ride Yer Bike Tuesday

    Levels A-/B+: 16-17mph, B-: 13.5-14.5mph, C+/C: 12.5-13.5mph, 47 miles. Meet at Central Park, Doylestown. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32863152.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Curtis Schwartz, , 215-237-8788 , Daniel Operacz , 267-265-9358 and Doug Smithman, , 267-566-2898 

    Bring yer bike & sense of adventure. Some days we'll ride familiar favorite routes, other days we'll scope out new routes. Today we'll be riding to Lambertville, looping thru NJ and returning from Lumberville. Expect good company, no huge climbs (but a number of steady uphill sections, particularly early in the ride in parts of the NJ portion), and lots of scenic country roads. Our rest stop is in Lambertville at mile 19 (art center on the side street opposite CVS). Our lunch stop is at mile 34 at the Lumberville General Store. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the posted pace. Must be willing to ride safely, obey traffic laws and follow: https://phillybikeclub.org/bcp_covid_19_rider_guidelines.pdf. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy - rain cancels, but will likely reschedule for Wed. NOTE: Ride starts @ 9:00 June-Aug, 9:30 in Sept & 10:00 in Oct. The 4th Tues. of the month starts @ Central Pk, Doylestown. 5th Tues. (Aug. 31) @ Centre Square Park, Blue Bell


    Narberth, PA. GET

    Level D: 10mph, 17 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    We easily cycle out to Narberth, PA the regular way. Our refreshment stop will be at GET - Great Expectations Together! We will take a short route back to the start. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Tuesday Evening Edition - SHORT RIDE Tonight

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15 miles. Meet at Glenside Public Library parking lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    For 7/27: Ride Leader is car-less today, so will be cycling from work to the ride start on heavy commuter bike. Short ride tonight. Scheduled for most Tuesday evenings throughout summer. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. Relaxed pace, peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery Co. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on return. This Tuesday night ride meets every week throughout summer, weather permitting, unless there is another special club event in a different location (e.g., Member Appreciation Tailgate Social at a multi-group ride site). Toward end of season, this ride will meet earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due shorter evening daylight.


    Bulldog 2.0

    Level B+: 17.5mph, 34 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Kevin Cunningham, , 215-514-0903

    Bringing back the post COVID bulldog ride. We’ll go out towards chestnut hill, through oreland to militia hill and back for about 34 mile ride with 1,750 feet of climbing. Looking to have a fun, friendly ride- no one will be dropped if close to AVERAGE speeds posted

  • WedJul. 282021
    Flourtown Regular Season (A-/B+ and B)

    Levels A-/B+: 17-18mph, B: 15.5-16.5mph, 25-40 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route maps are: Flourtown "B" Group and Flourtown "A-/B+" Group.
    Leaders: Scott Siegfried, , 610-496-1965 and David A. Kaplan, , 215-872-3919 

    Please join us for rides in Montgomery and Bucks counties. Ride distance will vary based on available daylight. Both groups will use the same route, just at slightly different speeds. We will not drop anyone, but please be sure that you are capable of maintaining the advertised average speed including some hill climbing. We are planning to maintain a group size of no more than 15 riders per group. We will post the ride route in advance for you to download to your device. Please RSVP. Rain at start time, or wet roads will cancel the ride. Our goal is to be back by sunset, but a taillight and headlight are recommended both early and late in the season given the shorter amount of daylight. This ride is a joint BCP/SCU ride.


    Delightful, Delicious D (and D+/C-) Wednesday LATER Evening Ride, VERY SHORT RIDE TONIGHT

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 10-15 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    FOR 7/28 - Ride Leader is car-less, so will be cycling to ride start on heavy commuter bike. Very short route before cycling home. Most summer Wednesday evenings, weather permitting. Gently paced, post-work ride to pedal away stresses, suited for novices, newcomers to area, and/or anyone seeking low-intensity recovery ride. Peaceful roads Eastern Montgomery Co, w/brief rest stop. Please bring lights. COVID: social distance (20 ft apart while riding, >6 ft apart when stopped). Please bring mask & hand sanitizer. Preregistration saves you writing time at start. If you sign-in at start, please use hand sanitizer. Meet in parking lot of Flourtown Shop Ctr Bethlehem Pike (McDonald's in front, facing the Pike). Once a month, this ride may need to meet earlier in the afternoon, due to BCP Board meeting in the evening.

  • ThuJul. 292021
    Thursday Morning Hill Ride - Backwards

    Level D: 10mph, 26 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    This morning's route will be backwards, down Hagesford and Hollow Rds to below sea level at Flat Rock Park. Then climb out of the Schuylkill River Valley over Mill Creek Rd all the way to Ardmore's Farmers Market in Suburban Square where we will have coffee. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    Delightful, Delicious "D" (and D+/C-) Ride, Thursday evening Edition, CANCELLED for 7/29, due to STORMS.

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-30 miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    CANCELLED for 7/29, due to STORMS. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away work stresses, suited for novices, newcomers to area, and/or anyone seeking low-intensity recovery ride. Meet in same parking lot as the "Multi-Level Conshohocken Rides". Start by riding on Schuylkill River Trail, and/or, Cross County Trail, which connects the Schuylkill w/Plymouth Meeting . As riders get stronger, we can turn off the trails and explore some pretty roads in the area. Please bring lights in case we return at dark. COVID PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT. Please bring masks and hand sanitizer.


    CANCELLED THURSDAY HILL B RIDE

    Level B: 15mph, 25 - 35 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Chris Murray, , 443 742 8339

    A hillier ride out west that regroups at the top of major climbs. As the days lengthen, so does the ride and we should be nearing 35 miles by July. Bike lights are highly recommended. Please bring a mask for when off the bike and review Club rules for COVID-19. Rain cancellations will be listed on web site 1 hour prior to ride.


    CANCELLED Thursday Hill Ride C+

    Levels C+: 13-14mph, 20 - 30 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555 and Gene Sobel, , 215-964-4884 

    A moderately hilly ride conquering Main Line hills that regroups at the top of each climb. As the days lengthen, so does the ride and we should be nearing 30 miles by July. No riders doing the listed pace will be dropped. Cue sheets will not be available. Bike lights are highly recommended. Optional after ride drink at Parks on Tap or Cosmic Cafe. Rain cancellations will be listed on web site 1 hour prior to ride. Pre-registration requested, but not required.


    CANCELLED BCP Thursday Night Hill Ride

    Level B: 15mph Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36932520.
    Leader: Simon Shin, ,

    I'm subbing for Mr. Murray again. 30 miles total. Rain cancels.


    CANCELLED "C"vilized Thursday Night Hill Ride

    Levels C: 12mph, 24 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:01 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578 and Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487 

    A slower version of the Thursday night hill ride. We start at 6:01 . Preregistration requested but not required.

  • FriJul. 302021
    Multi-Modal Atlantic City/Sea Isle City (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 50 miles. Meet at 30th Street Station. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    Train assist bike ride from Atlantic City to Mike's Seafood in Sea Isle City. Spend the day at the seashore on your bike, learn how to leave your car behind. Arrive at 30th Street Amtrak Station by 9am to catch the 9:14am train # 4617, NJTRANSIT to Atlantic City. Return on the 6:54pm train # 4634 NJTRANSIT to Philadelphia. The wind can be in our face going south or in our face going north. There will be time to take in a swim at the end of the ride. We usually order hoagies from The White House for our dinner as we wait for the train departure. Arriving back in Philly by 8:14pm. All day adventure!


    Friday Frolic w/Linda. Best of Bucks County Biscotti - a Charlie B. Route!

    Level B-: 14mph, 52 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33454881.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    For 7/30: Scenic, safer, slightly longer Charlie B. route inspired by the SCU Biscotti ride to Bucks County Biscotti - avoids climb on Callowhill Road AND adds a rest stop at scenic Peace Valley/Lake Galena. Also adds scenic Pine Run Reservoir and has ice cream stop at Hickory Stick Ice Cream and Coffee (mile 27) and at Freddy Hill Farm. Now uses newly opened Bradford Dam Trail (late 2020). This route by Charlie B. was inspired by a Ride Yer Bike Wednesday ride in Sept. 2019. Total elevation 2568 ft. 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 daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map provided for each ride. 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.

  • SatJul. 312021
    Early Bird Ride to Coffee in Lansdale (alternate route via Gypsy and Landis) (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B/B-: 14.5-15mph, 64 +/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 7:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, , 215-665-2048

    Assemble at 7:30. Leave at 7:35 SHARP! Ride through East Fairmount Park, East Falls, Roxborough, Mount Airy, Chestnut Hill, Wyndmoor, Ft. Washington, Ambler, Gywnyd, Lansdale, Plymouth Whitemarsh, Sherry Lake, Manayunk, etc. Many hills (approx. 2,400' elev. gain), but no killers. Will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to meet the posted pace. At mile 33 or so, after abbreviated "tour" of Lansdale, 35-minute coffee stop at Backyard Beans. Its all about the coffee! Cue sheets will not be available. Four purely optional sprint zones.


    Toss of the Dice 2.0 - Doylestown - 76 miles

    Level C+: 14mph, 35-80 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:15 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Doylestown.
    Leader: Joseph Pless, , 610-937-9010

    Various friendly rides per DAILY RIDE CALENDAR departing FROM THE PARKING ATTENDANT BOOTH at specified time and ranging 35-80 miles. We will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to ride group pace. Bring food or money for snack along the way, as well as a spare tube, tire irons and multi-tool. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Preregistration required. If you want a cue PDF, please send me your email address.


    Ridley Creek State Park - Once Around

    Level D: 10mph, 45 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, , 267-414-9037

    This is one of those "D" pace but challenging hill rides I am notoriously known for. Anytime you go west, there are hills. Rest stop at the WAWA on Sproul Rd in Broomall to buy a Shortie for lunch in the park. Once around the loop path in the Ridley Creek State Park. More hills on the way back, Rose Tree, Crum-Ridley Creek Rds. Pack a lunch or buy one at WAWA. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    Spring Mill to Hollywood (and a goat farm)

    Level C: 11.5-12mph, 38 miles. Meet at Spring Mill SEPTA lot beside Riverbend Cycles. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    Yes, Hollywood is in Pennsylvania. Moderate pace ride with some hills. We will regroup at hill tops and traffic signals. H2O at mile 16 and mile 27. In between we will visit the goats. Maybe Anthony will be there. No potty at the start :( Make a pit stop before you arrive.

 July, 2021

RSVP to Picnic

If you are able to help with either set-up, or clean-up or snacks please contact Howie, Thank you.