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Rides are listed here based on date and time on a month-by-month basis. The ride list can also be searched based on date, ride leader, etc., by following this link. BCP offers many regularly scheduled weekly rides. Follow this link to view the Weekly Ride List for more detailed information regarding these rides than the minimal description provided in the Monthly Ride Calendar below. Occasionally, ad-hoc rides are announced. These rides are sent by email to all members of the BCP email list. To join this list, click here. Information about some of our popular starting locations is available on our Ride Guide page which is found under the rides menu item.

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Sun August 28, 2016 - Breakfast ride to High Point Cafe (ad-hoc ride) .
Level C-, 10-11 mph, 20 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Join me for a spin to the High Point Cafe in West Mt. Airy. We will do a little climbing to reach the Cafe via East Falls, Germantown and Mt. Airy. Weavers Way coop is across the street from the Cafe for additional treats. This is mostly a city ride. We will head out at 8:30 AM to beat the heat. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Owen Sindler, 215-990-3207             

Sun August 28, 2016 - Sunny Sunday Afternoon D Ride (ad-hoc 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. Come out and enjoy a leasurely bicycle ride thru Fairmont Park and or near suburbs. Especially apropreate for novice riders, new riders to the city and those new to group riding. Lots of tips on city cycling. Bring a helmet, tools to fix a flat tire ( we will coach you on how to fix a flat if the occasion deflates), water and a few dollars for a coffee stop Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037             

Sun August 28, 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: Ben Sears, 215-844-3784             

Mon August 29, 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             

Mon August 29, 2016 - Monday "COS" Multi-Level Group Rides in Wayne, PA ( but 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). Seven 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 and Michael Lefkowitz, 610-687-2923            

Tue August 30, 2016 - Ride yer Bike Tuesdays.
Level C+ and B, 13.5 +/- and 16 +/- 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. 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 August 30, 2016 - Ride to the Monthly Newsletter Mailing Party (& the Kit Sizing Party)..
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 30+ 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. KIT-SIZING PARTY: On our return to Glenside from Center City, we will stop at the J.L.Velo store in Manayunk for the Kit-Sizing party (BCP's new line of jerseys, shorts, etc.). Details on the Kit-Sizing party are posted on the right-hand side of the home page, under "Events". 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 Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 3:00 pm.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Tue August 30, 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 August 30, 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 August 30, 2016 - Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Tuesday Evening DEFERRED for 8/30, due to the Ride to the Monthly Newsletter Mailing Party.. Please see the listing above for 5:00pm.
Level D/D+/C-, 8-11 mph, 12-25 miles. Meet at Glenside Public Library parking lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. DEFERRED for 8/30, due to the Ride to the Monthly Newsletter Mailing Party, leaving at 5:00pm. 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 August 30, 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             

Wed August 31, 2016 - 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 August 31, 2016 - Flourtown A- Rides.
Level A-/A, 17-20 mph, 25-35+ miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Meet at 5:50pm for a 6pm prompt start; light is precious. Routes on relatively lightly traveled roads in eastern Montgomery County and northwestern Philadelphia. Distance varies depending on the pace of the ride, type of route and available daylight (please bring a rear light for use at dusk, and preferably a front light too) Check the monthly calendar for possible changes or cancellations (rain cancels). Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Raymond P Wynman, 215-816-6211             

Wed August 31, 2016 - Flourtown B/B+ Group .
Level B / B+, 15-17 mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm.
Leaders: Thomas G. Madle, 215-233-2578  David A. Kaplan, 215-872-3919 Claire Tanzer, 215-840-8707 and Elliot Titcher, 215-740-1149            

Wed August 31, 2016 - Flourtown B- Group .
Level B-, 14-15 mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. This ride will head out to different locations every week. We will ride between 25 and 35 miles ( we ride till sunset so the rides get progressively longer then shorter again as the season waxes and wanes). Expect all different types of terrain ( some flat rides, some hilly rides) and many different locations ( we'll ride in all 5 counties: Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware and Chester County.) This is a "Show and Go" which will be led by various ride leaders
Leaders: Thomas G. Madle, 215-233-2578  and Craig Butler,            

Wed August 31, 2016 - Flourtown C/C+ Group .
Level C/C+, 12-13 mph, 25-30 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. This ride will head out to different locations every week. We will ride between 25 and 30 miles ( we ride till sunset so the rides get progressively longer then shorter again as the season waxes and wanes). Expect all different types of terrain ( some flat rides, some hilly rides) and many different locations ( we'll ride in all 5 counties: Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware and Chester County.) This is a "Show and Go" which will be led by various ride leaders
Leaders: Thomas G. Madle, 215-233-2578  and Marc J Katz, 917-940-4960            

Wed August 31, 2016 - Day/Night Phoenixville Dog Ride .
Level B-/C+, 13.5-14.5 mph, 40-55 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. From now until the end of September, the weekly dog ride will be a day/night ride, with headlights required. If you are new to night riding, this is a good introduction as half of the ride is in daylight, half is at night. Come out and join us for beautiful rides on low-traffic roads. One pace is offered: 13.5 - 14.5 mph. No one dropped, regroup as necessary. These rides tend to be on the hilly side, compared to other start locations. Come on out and see why the regular riders are so enthusiastic about this ride. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16041338
Leader: Rick Christie, 610-787-1985             

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