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Sat June 24, 2017 - Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride.
Level A-, 16-17 mph, 40-55 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles front of shop 919 Montgomery Ave. The ride leaves at 8:05 am. Great roads with low traffic. We have a few routes that bring us out around or through Ridley Creek State Park. Average speed will be 16-17 mph, but note that these routes include over 4000' of climbing. Bring a snack for a brief mid-ride break. Consider the on-line routes approximate. Leave by 8:05 AM. Rain cancels. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1940076
Leaders: Jeff Diacik, 215-783-8537  Derek Barnes, 610-246-3917 and Shahar Shiff, 215-776-3963            

Sat June 24, 2017 - Fairmount Park breakfast ride.
Level C-, 10 mph, 18-20 miles. Meet at 22nd and Spring Garden Sts. The ride leaves at 8:55 am. Join me for some riding in the Park with a few climbs included and a stop for breakfast at the end of the ride at Cosmic Cafe. Please be ready to sign in by 8:55. We will spin off from 22nd and Spring Garden. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Owen Sindler, 215-990-3207             

Sat June 24, 2017 - Toss of the dice.
Level C+, 13-14.5 mph, 45-60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Friendly C+ ride with, but not limited to, the following destinations: 1. Ambler 2. Whole Foods North Wales 3. Wegman's King of Prussia 4. Whole Foods Devon 5. Ridley Creek State Park area. BE SURE TO CHECK THE DAILY RIDE CALENDAR FOR RIDE LEADER AND DESTINATION INFORMATION. Bring money for lunch. YOU MUST CARRY A SPARE TUBE. Nobody is dropped. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Indication that cue sheets and/or GPS navigational information will be available no later than 24 hours prior to departure
Leader: Joseph M. Pless, 610-937-9010             

Sun June 25, 2017 - Kayuh Pedalers Summer Rides.
Level D, 10-20 mph, 20-25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycle and Cafe, 19th & W Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Kayuh Pedalers' Rides will continue through the Summer. The ride distance & destination will be decided on day of the ride & will be determined on the temperature & riders that show up Any changes to start time or destination update will be listed. BCP rules apply, that includes Helmet & water. No helmet, No ride!
Leader: Thomas Haney, 267-259-5231             

Sun June 25, 2017 - Sunny Sunday Afternoon D Ride .
Level D, 10 mph, 15-25 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Introductory ride for those new to riding or looking to improve riding skills and fitness for the C rides. Ride will be in the Fairmount Park area, will regroup as needed and be tailored to the abilities of those participating. You will need a helmet, water, and a tube for your tire. A snack is strongly recommended, as we may not stop for food. Safety and equipment instruction provided as needed. Rain one hour to the start time, cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037             

Sun June 25, 2017 - Sunny Sunday C Spinoff .
Level C, 11-12 ish mph. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles, usually with a lunch or snack stop. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign.
Leader: Chuck Martin, 215-923-1887             

Mon June 26, 2017 - Monday "COS" Multi-Level Group Rides in Wayne, PA ( No Rides on Holidays that Fall on a Monday).
Level D thru A, 10-20 mph, 10-40 miles. Meet at Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Ride with the largest evening cycling group in the Delaware Valley ( over 100 riders). Eight different ride groups to choose from including a "hybrid" group. See weekly ride section for additional details Cue sheets will be available.
Leaders: Thomas G. Madle, 215-233-2578  John W. Moser, 610-630-8078 Michael Lefkowitz, 610-687-2923 and Michael Fuller, 484-682-4562            

Mon June 26, 2017 - Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Monday Evening Edition.
Level D/D+/C-, 8-12 mph, 15-28 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. 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 recovery ride. Pedal away the stresses of the work day, at a relaxed pace.n We'll cycle on peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery County. We'll be meeting in the small parking lot next to the ball field, and across the street from the high school. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on our return. Occasionally, this Monday night ride from UDHS may be cancelled, if there is a special Tailgate event at the COS ride in Wayne on the same date. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Tue June 27, 2017 - Ride Yer Bike Tuesday.
Level C+ and B/B+, 13.5 +/- and 16.5 +/- mph, 35-50 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Bring yer bike and sense of adventure. Some days we'll ride familiar favorite routes, other days we'll scope out new routes. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the posted pace. Must also be willing to ride safely and obey traffic laws. Often will have a sit-down lunch stop. Check back a few days prior to the ride for an updated listing with ride details: destination, distance, terrain and whether both paces are offered. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy (rain cancels). Cue sheets will not be available. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, 215-913-3246  and Daniel Operacz, 267-265-9358            

Tue June 27, 2017 - Tuesday Night from North Penn High School.
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, daylight miles. Meet at North Penn High School - meet behind the school near the bus depot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Tuesday evening C+/B- ride from North Penn High School. We will meet at 6pm every Tuesday evening through the end of September. The rides will begin the season at 13-14mph and increase to occasional 15-16mph rides as the season slowly progresses. The riding distance is determined by the amount of sunlight. Come on out and discover new roads and routes. We never repeat a route during a single season. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Jay Sitkin, 267-664-0939             

Tue June 27, 2017 - Bulldog Ride.
Level B/B-, 15 mph, 30-37 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Ride north towards Ambler riding through Schuylkill Park to Stenton Rd. How far out we go depends on daylight available. No cue sheet. No rest stops. Will regroup to let the ride leader catch up. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Bruce Taubman, 856-392-9677  and Chris McEntee, (585) 355-3631            

Tue June 27, 2017 - Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Tuesday Evening Edition.
Level D/D+/C-, 8-11 mph, 12-25 miles. Meet at Glenside Public Library parking lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. 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. We'll be meeting in the parking lot adjacent to the library. Enjoy a friendly, non-competitive ride on quiet roads through pretty residential neighborhoods. Occasionally, we'll ride on park trails. Please bring LIGHTS in case we are delayed on our return. This ride is scheduled for 3/4 Tuesdays each month, however, one Tuesday a month (usually, the LAST Tuesday each month), there is no Delightful, Delicious D ride - this leader leads the "Ride to the Monthly Newsletter Mailing Party" instead, from Glenside Library to Center City. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Tue June 27, 2017 - Monthly QR Mailing Party.
Level All. Meet at Cozen O'Connor, 1650 Market St.. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. All welcome to help mail the newsletter, snacks and good company guaranteed along with some light work.
Leader: Tom Witt, 215-665-5578             

Wed June 28, 2017 - Wednesday Morning Frolic - Whole Foods Double-Header.
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 40 miles. Meet at Jenkintown Whole Foods Market, on The Fairway, ~1 mile east of Old York Rd/611. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Wednesday's weather forecast is fantastic! This is a pretty loop from the Whole Foods Market in Jenkintown to the Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting. Outbound via Abington, Oreland, and Blue Bell. Rest stop at the Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting at the half-way mark (mile 20). Return via Spring Mill, Flourtown, and Glenside. Only one rest stop is planned. Total elevation gain is 1875 ft, per RidewithGPS.com. Mostly rolling terrain - tallest climb is 380 ft. Leader needs to return by 12 noon. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22424218 It is optional, but you may preregister until Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 11:59 pm.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Wed June 28, 2017 - Flourtown Multi-Level Group Rides.
Level C thru A-, 13-19 mph, 20-40 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Multi-level group rides every Wednesday 6pm April thru September. See weekly ride description for more details Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Thomas G. Madle, 215-233-2578             

Wed June 28, 2017 - Delightful, Delicious "D" (and D+/C-) Ride, Wednesday Evening Edition.
Level D/D+/C-, 9-11 mph, 15-28 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the stresses of the workday, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. Pedal away the day's stresses at a relaxed pace. Non-competitive ride on quiet roads through pretty, residential neighborhoods. We'll be meeting in the same parking lot as the "Multi-Paced Rides" listed above. We'll meet in the rear of the parking lot, near the Giant Market. Please bring LIGHTS in case we return close to dark. Cue sheets will not be available. Please note: One Wednesday per month (usually the second Wednesday), Linda cannot lead this ride, due to the BCP Board meeting. Linda will try to arrange another leader for this ride on Board meeting nights. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Wed June 28, 2017 - Phoenixville Dog Ride Metric Century - Lights Required.
Level B-/C+, 13.5-14.5 mph, 63 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. This is a special day/night ride, starting at 6:00, and ending approximately 2 hours after sunset. This is a beautiful ride past Green Lane and back on low-traffic roads. No one dropped, regroup as necessary, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace on rolling to hilly terrain. Precipitation cancels. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22102674 It is optional, but you may preregister until Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm.
Leader: Rick Christie, 610-787-1985 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Thu June 29, 2017 - Thursday Night from North Penn High School.
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, daylight miles. Meet at north Penn High School - meet behind the school near the bus depot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Thursday evening C+/B- ride from North Penn High School. We will meet at 6pm every Thursday evening through the end of September. The rides will begin the season at 13-14mph and increase to occasional 15-16mph rides as the season slowly progresses. The riding distance is determined by the amount of sunlight. Come on out and discover new roads and routes. We never repeat a route during a single season. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Jay Sitkin, 267-664-0939             

Thu June 29, 2017 - Delightful, Delicious "D" (and D+/C-) Ride, Thursday evening Edition.
Level D/D+/C-, 9-12 mph, 15-28 miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the stresses of the workday, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. Pedal away the stresses of the workday at a relaxed pace. We'll be meeting in the same parking lot as the "Multi-Level Conshohocken Rides". We'll start by riding on the Schuylkill River Trail, and/or, the Cross County Trail, which connects the Schuylkill with 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 close to dark. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Thu June 29, 2017 - Conshohocken Multi-Level Rides.
Level C+ and B, 13-14 and 14-16 mph, 20-30+ miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Meet at 5:45 for a prompt start. Note that there aren't any bathroom facilities. We offer 2 paces on a variety of routes on relatively lightly traveled roads. Most will have some hills. Distance will vary with the pace and available daylight. Please bring a rear light for use at dusk, and preferably a front light too. Will regroup as needed, but please be prepared to maintain the ride's advertised pace. Must also be willing to ride safely and obey traffic laws. Check day of the ride for possible changes or cancellations (rain cancels), and if a certain pace is not available. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, 215-913-3246  and Peter Velletri, 484-368-6102            

Thu June 29, 2017 - Thursday Night Hill Ride.
Level B-/C+ and B, 13.5 -14.5 mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. A moderately hilly ride conquering 3 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. 50% chance of rain between 6:00 and 8:00 cancels the ride Cue sheets will not be available. This year we will have 2 different paced groups. Chris will lead a B pace ride at 14.5 - 15.5 mph and Joe will lead the traditional pace at 13.5 -14.5 mph. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Joe Lubeck, 610-291-3014  and Chris McEntee, (585) 355-3631            

Thu June 29, 2017 - "C"vilized Thursday Night Hill Ride.
Level C, 10-13 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:01 pm. A slower "C" level version of the Thursday night hill ride, we start just after the B-/C+ group and climb the hills of Gladwyne. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Tom Witt, 215-665-5578             

Fri June 30, 2017 - MEMBERS ONLY! - Multi-Level, Multi-Distance One Way Ride to Ocean City,NJ from either Flourtown, Moorestown or Hammonton.
Level C+ thru A, 13-20 mph, 45,65,85 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 7:00 am. NOTE: YOU MUST BE A BCP MEMBER TO DO THIS RIDE! Join us on Friday June 30th at the following locations for our 7th annual multi-level, multi-distance 1-day bike ride to Ocean City, NJ: Start Location #1 (85 mile ride). Flourtown, PA: Flourtown Shopping Center at 7:00am (1842 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, PA, 19031). Start Location #2 (65 mile ride). Moorestown,NJ: Moorestown Friends Meeting House at 8:30 am (118 E Main St., Moorestown, NJ, 08057).: Start Location #3 (45 mile ride). Hammonton,NJ: Silver Coin Diner at 12:30 pm (20 South White Horse Pike (RT30), Hammonton,NJ, 08037). The only required cost to do this ride is a $5 "sag" fee. Two additional separate $5 fees cover round trip luggage transportation and use of shower facilities at Luray Manor. The required sag fee covers the cost of gas for the sag vehicle plus beverages and snacks for the riders. The sag vehicle will follow the group from Flourtown and provide bananas, oranges, watermelon, water/gatorade and sag support in the event of a mechanical failure. All riders should be capable of riding the various distances at one of the following paces: 18-20 mph (Phil Hoke, Samer Eid; Ride Leaders from Flourtown); 17-18mph (Elliot Titcher; Ride Leader, from Flourtown); 15-16 mph (Howard Hochheiser, Ride Leader from Moorestown, NJ; John Moser, Ride Leader from Flourtown ) or 13-15 mph (Linda McGrane, Ride Leader from Flourtown). You must arrange for your own transportation back to the start location. Some riders sleep over in Ocean City and ride back the next day (Saturday July 1st) while others return to Phila 30th street station via the Atlantic City New Jersey Transit train leaving from Atlantic City or Absecon,NJ. The Atlantic City and Absecon, NJ train stations are 15 miles from Ocean City and bikes are allowed on that train line anytime. Other riders have their friends, family or spouses meet them in Ocean City so it's a good idea to check with the other riders to see if you might be able to get a return ride back to Philly. I will have a list of riders with contact information. If you are a rider and can provide a ride back to Philly for one other rider plus their bike please let me know. Contact me, Tom Madle (the organizer), to pre-register for the ride and for additional information. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER BY CONTACTING TOM SINCE THERE IS A 40 RIDER LIMIT. The only MANDATORY cost to do this ride is the 5$ sag fee but you will have to bring money for lunch and rest stop snacks and the luggage and shower fees (if needed). Lunch is at the Silver Coin Diner in Hammonton. Rest stops, in addition to the Hammonton lunch stop, are in Moorestown and Mays Landing,NJ. Shower facilities (soap, towels, and shower) are also available at the end of the ride at Luray Manor (7th St. and Central Ave.) for an additional $5 fee. You may also check availability for over-night accommodations at The Blue Water Inn and Glen-Nor, which we've used in the past. Luray Manor does not have rooms available this weekend. We have a 40 rider limit. We expect to have 3 ride groups: a 13-15mph, 15-17mph and 18-20 mph group. Severe weather conditions (predicted heavy consistent rain or wind storm) will cancel the ride. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1359057 It is optional, but you may preregister until Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm.
Leaders: Elliot Titcher, 215-740-1149  Philip Hoke, 610-804-3322 Howard Hochheiser, 215-913-3246 and Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862. Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Fri June 30, 2017 - Friday Frolic w/Linda. This is the generic description. NO FROLICKING on 6/30 - Leader will be part of the Multi-Distance Ocean City ride listed above. Please join us for the Ocean City event, if you can. The "regular" Friday Frolic will resume next we.
Level B-/C+, 13-15 mph, 45-50, +/- miles. Meet at Various starting points -- please check the daily . The ride leaves at 9:30 am. CANCELLED for June 30, due to the special Ocean City ride listed above. The "local" Friday Frolic will resume next week. Enjoy scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. We'll explore pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties -- Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, etc. Starting points will vary, so that we can cycle through different regions. Depending on the destination, starting point may be in Conshohocken, Flourtown, Jenkintown, Wayne, Valley Forge, etc. Please check the daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map will be provided for each ride. Scheduled for virtually every Friday throughout the year, with a few exceptions here & there. If weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a hike/walk (on foot). As long as we are enjoying outdoor physical exercise, and Mother Nature, in the company of friends, we'll have a memorable outing. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

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