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Wed February 22, 2017 - Phoenixville Nighttime Dog Ride.
Level B-, 13.5-14.5 mph, 30-38 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. The Phoenixville nighttime dog rides continue until daylight savings time begins. Come join us for beautiful rides on low-traffic roads A strong headlight and taillight are required. No one dropped, regroup as necessary, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace on rolling to hilly terrain. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18094160
Leader: Rick Christie, 610-787-1985
Thu February 23, 2017 - Morning Flight to the Airport (ad-hoc ride) .
Level B+, 17+ mph, 23 miles. Meet at Meet at South St Bridge at top of trail ramp, or 40th St trolley portal (north side of Woodland Ave on the sidewalk).. The ride leaves at 6:00 am. A fast and flat sprint to the airport and back. Two starts, 6am at the top of the trail ramp and the South St Bridge, 6:10am at the 40th St trolley portal. Half this ride is flat as, well, an airport, and out of any traffic. When we're flat let's pace and get the speed up, then play it safe on the ride back. Leave time is important so that we're back before the morning rush and in time to be productive in our days. ******This ride will start just at dawn; a 200+ lumen front light and at least one rear flasher are required for everyone's safety****** Riders averaging 17mph (sprints 22+) will not be dropped. >20% rain cancels, >10mph cancels, <45F cancels. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17933004
Leader: Ryan Sullivan, 412-254-3676
Fri February 24, 2017 - Friday Frolic w/Linda. This is the generic description. Specific details will be posted on daily calendar for each Friday..
Level B-/C+, 13-15 mph, 45-50, +/- miles. Meet at Various starting points -- please check the daily . The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Enjoy scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. We'll explore pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties -- Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, etc. Starting points will vary, so that we can cycle through different regions. Depending on the destination, starting point may be in Conshohocken, Flourtown, Jenkintown, Wayne, Valley Forge, etc. Please check the daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map will be provided for each ride. Scheduled for virtually every Friday throughout the year, with a few exceptions here & there. If weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a hike/walk (on foot). As long as we are enjoying outdoor physical exercise, and Mother Nature, in the company of friends, we'll have a memorable outing. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862
Sat February 25, 2017 - Valley Forge Winter Ride: Saturday Edition.
Level B, 13.5 mph, 35 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Every Saturday thru March we will ride 17.5 miles to Kimberton Wholefood store in Kimberton for an indoor coffee break, the ride 17.5 miles back to Valley Forge. Plan is to be back in VF by noon. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Richard L. Wagner, 267-738-6405
Sat February 25, 2017 - Malvern, PA.
Level D, 10 mph, 55 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Let's go even farther farther than the last week! You'D think I was training for a cross country bicycle tour from San Diego, CA to St Augustine, FL and I am taking you with me? Malvern will due for now. The return after a lunch stop at Wagmans in the Great Valley over the Chester Valley Trail and Schuylkill River Trail. Rain, snow, or icey road conditions one hour before the start of the ride, cancels. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, February 24, 2017 at 9:00 pm.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037 . Optionally Preregister.
Sat February 25, 2017 - Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride.
Level B+, 16-17 mph, 40-55 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles front of shop 919 Montgomery Ave. The ride leaves at 9:05 am. Great roads with low traffic. We have a few routes that bring us out around or through Ridley Creek State Park. Average speed will be 16-17 mph, but note that these routes include over 4000' of climbing. Bring a snack for a brief mid-ride break. Consider the on-line routes approximate. Leave by 9:05 AM. Rain cancels. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1940076
Leaders: Jeff Diacik, 215-783-8537 Derek Barnes, 610-246-3917 and Shahar Shiff, 215-776-3963
Sat February 25, 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 10:15 am. Friendly C+ ride with, but not limited to, the following destinations: 1. Ambler 2. Whole Foods North Wales 3. Wegman's King of Prussia 4. Whole Foods Devon 5. Ridley Creek State Park area. BE SURE TO CHECK THE DAILY RIDE CALENDAR FOR RIDE LEADER AND DESTINATION INFORMATION. Bring money for lunch. 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: Simon Knight,
Sun February 26, 2017 - Valley Forge Winter Ride: Sunday Edition.
Level B, 13.5 mph, 35 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Every Sunday thru March we will ride 17.5 miles to Hennings Market in Harleysville for an indoor coffee break, then ride 17.5 mile back to Valley Forge. Plan is to be back in VF by noon. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Richard L. Wagner, 267-738-6405
Sun February 26, 2017 - Kayuh Pedalers: Winter Rides.
Level D, C-, 8-15 mph, 10-25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycle and Cafe, 19th and W Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Casual rides, weather permitting, rain, snow, ice, temperature. Start with a coffee, and warm up with coffee @ the end. Remember, DRESS for the weather. BCP rules apply. 18 years and older. The route will be determined by number of people who show up and where they would like to go. Ride will be between the distance listed above. Contact email below or www.Kayuhbicycles.com, for more details. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Thomas Haney, 267-259-5231
Sun February 26, 2017 - Hike the Wissahickon.
Level intermediate hike, 6-8 miles miles. Meet at Valley Green Inn. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Please join us on a hike in the beautiful Wissahickon Gorge of Fairmount Park. We'll be hiking mainly on trails and there will be some hills. If you need a shorter or less strenuous route at some point, we can direct you to the flatter Forbidden Drive. Hiking is easier with hiking boots or shoes and if conditions are icy, ice grippers are helpful. Well-behaved leashed dogs are always welcome. If you are parking on the Chestnut Hill side of the Valley Green Inn, park in the upper lot and do not leave valuables in your car. It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 10:00 pm.
Leaders: Debbie Hoellein, 215-833-5545 and Linda Mueller, 215-646-5718. Optionally Preregister.
Sun February 26, 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, snow, or icing conditions on the roads at one hour to the start time, cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037
Sun February 26, 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: Michael J Olszewski, 215-932-8586
Sun February 26, 2017 - Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble Ride (General description -- specific details will be posted for each Sunday).
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 30-35 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:20 pm. Scenic, 30-35-ish mile loop, usually through Montgomery County or Lower Bucks, with a brief rest stop. Unless otherwise stated, this winter afternoon ride will meet most Sundays at Bruno's Diner (finishing point for many of the Sunday morning Wissahickon hikes). Instead of Bruno's, we may on occasion meet at another location in Chestnut Hill. Even if you don't join the hike in the morning, you are welcome to cycle with us on this afternoon ride! We will stop to regroup if needed, but try as much as possible to maintain 13-15mph, due to short daylight. Plan is to return before 5:00pm. Please bring LIGHTS, just in case we return in the nick of time. Please ensure that your bike is ready before start time, so that we can leave promptly. Specific details will be posted for each Sunday's Route. Scheduled for EVERY Sunday throughout the winter (for the duration of the hiking season), weather permitting, EXCEPT Feb. 26. (Leader will be away cross-country skiing on 2/26). This ride will resume on March 5. If winter weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a snow activity, e.g., cross-country skiing or snow-shoeing. As long as we keep moving throughout the winter, we will maintain our base fitness level for the return of spring cycling in March. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862
Tue February 28, 2017 - Conshohocken Night Lights Rides - 25 +/- miles. 13-14+ MPH .
Level c, 13-14 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Join us on Tuesday nights for a ride down the SRT to the Art Museum and back. We leave from the Jacobs Engineering parking lot on Ash Street on the left closest to the river and ride to the Art Museum via Umbria Street, Main Street Manayunk, and, if there are enough of us, MLK Drive. There is a brief stop at Lloyd Hall. Other paces may be offered if there is a leader. Strong headlamp (200 lumen minimum), and tail light are required as is reflective clothing. Rain, Snow or Ice on the trail or roads, and daytime high below freezing will cancel the ride.
Leader: John A. Dwyer, 215 901-5810
Tue February 28, 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
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