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Sun May 29, 2016 - Explore the SRT to Reading .
Level D+, 9-14 mph, 89 miles. Meet at Elm St Train Station--end of the line Manayunk- Norristown Septa Regional Rail. There is a platform for getting on and off the train. The ride leaves at 8:40 am. Ride to Reading along the SRT. OWLS (older, wiser, longer, slower) paced ride. There will be a late brunch stop along the way and a late lunch stop in or near Reading. We might stop for a dinner stop as well. It is a long ride with some nice hills, overlooks of the upper Schyllkill River Valley. Bring water, $ for stops, extra tube, helmet, and front and rear lights ( we will need lights as we approach our starting point.) There is a 7:26 train from 30 St that will bring you to Elm St. Before the start time. There is an optional starting place at the Comby St. Trailhead in Phoenixville at around (9:20-9:30) Check back to this site for last minute changes to the schedule. . Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: George L. Yarnell, 610-626-3338             

Sun May 29, 2016 - Lipkins Bakery redo (ad-hoc ride) .
Level D+C-, 10-11 mph, 20 miles. Meet at 22nd and Spring Garden Sts. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Ride to Lipkins Bakery (ad-hoc ride) . Level D+ C-, 10-12 mph, 20ish miles. Meet at 22nd and Spring Garden Sts. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Join me for a ride to pastry delights at Lipkins Bakery. http://lipkinsbakery.com/index.html in the Northeast. Tim and I sampled their goodies and they are awesome. A heads up--Lipkins is only a bakery. There is no seating and they don't sell coffee. There is a WaWa up the block for coffee and "seating" An option for coffee, seating and bathroom is a nearby McD. Cue sheets will not be available. The previous ride to Lipkins was during Passover and they were closed Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Owen Sindler, 215-990-3207             

Sun May 29, 2016 - G.R.I.T. Ride on Green Ribbon Trail.
Level B, 7 mph, 15 miles. Meet at Ft. Washington State Park Hawk Watch Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Will ride on and off road exploring sections of the Wissahickon Green Ribbon Trail for a couple of hours of fun. Trail is mostly single track and will require some shouldering and/or carrying bikes over creek crossings, stairs, ladders and tougher spots as needed.
Leaders: Daniel Operacz, 267-265-9358  and Samer Eid,            

Sun May 29, 2016 - Sunny Sunday D Ride.
Level D, 9-12 mph, 14-28 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:03 pm. OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride through Fairmont Park and beyond depending on the group assembled. Wear helmet-required, sunscreen-recommended. Bring water, $ for mid ride snack stop, good humor, and an extra tube for your tires. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Chuck Herbert,              

Sun May 29, 2016 - Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off.
Level C. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. A true C ride, which 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: Tom Witt, 215-665-5578             

Mon May 30, 2016 - The Memorial Day Ride.
Level B+ thru C, 13-14 mph, 40 miles. Meet at Narberth Park in Narberth, PA. The ride leaves at 8:45 am. After long and arduous debates with my personal staff, it was decided to cancel the Mix 'n Match part of Memorial Day festivities. The ride, however, is still on. Same tough little route as previous years through the main line hills of suburban Philadelphia, with an outdoor food stop planned for the Wegman's in K of P. PS: The start in Narberth Park is near the basketball courts, at the bathrooms on Haverford Ave. Cue sheets will be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm.
Leader: Richard L. Wagner, 267-738-6405 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Mon May 30, 2016 - No COS Rides Today - Memorial Day - COS Site Closed.
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. No rides today. COS is closed for the Memorial Day holiday. See you next Monday! Cue sheets will be available.
Leaders: Thomas G. Madle, 215-233-2578  John W. Moser, 610-630-8078 and Michael Lefkowitz, 610-687-2923            

Mon May 30, 2016 - 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 May 31, 2016 - Ride yer Bike Tuesdays.
Level C+ and B, 13.5 +/- and 16.5 +/- mph, 35-50 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:30 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. 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.
Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, 215-913-3246  and Daniel Operacz, 267-265-9358            

Tue May 31, 2016 - Ride to the Monthly Newsletter Mailing Party. .
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 29 miles. Meet at Glenside Public Library parking lot. The ride leaves at 5:00 pm. Ride to and from the monthly Quick Release mailing party downtown at Cozen O'Connor @ 1700 Market St, to help Tom Witt and his crew with preparing to mail the new issue of the newsletter. Part of the route will include the Schuylkill River Trail along Kelly Drive, and some Center City streets with bike lanes. Please bring LOCKS, and LIGHTS for the return trip.. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2100051 It is optional, but you may preregister until Monday, May 30, 2016 at 11:59 pm.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Tue May 31, 2016 - Tuesday Night from North Penn High School.
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, various 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 May 31, 2016 - The Bulldog ride.
Level B, 16-17 mph, 27-32 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Winds thru the Schuylkill Park towards Ambler. On short days we turn left on Stenton Ave then take Joshua Rd to the Bike Path and home. When there is more sun light we cross Stenton, pick up Milia Hill Rd to the bike path and home. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Bruce Taubman, 856-392-9677             

Tue May 31, 2016 - Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Tuesday Evening Edition DEFERRED for 5/31, due to the Ride to the Newsletter Mailing Party, meeting at 5:00pm. (Please see above.).
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 May 31, 2016 - 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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