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Thu May 28, 2015 - CANCELLED Thursday Night from North Penn High School.
Level C+/B-, 13=15 mph, varies miles. Meet at North Penn High School - meet behind the school near the bus depot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. The weekly 13-15 mph ride every Thursday evening at 6pm. The early season will see a flatter more moderate pace that will increase in challange as the season progresses. No one dropped, everyone happy. Distance varies with the sunlight. Meet behind the school near the bus depot. The ride always leaves right on time. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: jay sitkin, 267-664-0939             

Thu May 28, 2015 - Conshohocken Multi-Level Rides.
Level C+ and B, 13-14, 14-16/- and 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. 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 May 28, 2015 - 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 May 28, 2015 - Thursday Night Hill Ride.
Level B-/C+, 13.5-15 mph, 25-30 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. A moderately hilly ride conquering anywhere from 3 to 5 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 maintaining the listed pace will be dropped. 50% chance of rain between 6:00 and 8:00 cancels the ride. Head and taillights are helpful as we will be returning around dusk. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Joe Lubeck, 610-291-3014             

Fri May 29, 2015 - "Breaking Bad" aka Minimal Breaking Hill Ride for Coffee in Manayunk (ad-hoc ride) .
Level B/B-, 14.0-14.5 mph, 41 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 7:30 am. Assemble at 7:30 am to depart at 7:40 am SHARP! This route involves some backtracking, but minimal breaking on downhills. We will climb Umbria, River Road, Manor Road, Oak Street, Jones Road, Gypsy/Hollow, Barren Hill, then back over Umbria and into Manayunk for our only rest stop (at mile 35) for coffee (it's all about the coffee). Regrouping if necessary, but riders are expected to be able to do the advertised pace (which is what our computers should read as "average" at the finish). Preregistration encouraged as it enables me to actually read the relevant info. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm.
Leader: Jeff Braff, 215-665-2048 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Fri May 29, 2015 - Friday Frolic w/Linda. This is the generic description. SPECIAL ROUTE FOR MAY 29 (DETAILS TO FOLLOW.). POST-RIDE TAILGATE PARTY to celebrate spring..
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. May 29 was the birthday of Bob Hope, as well as John F. Kennedy. We might have a few cyclists with that birthday, too. Details of the 5/29 route will be posted soon. POST-RIDE TAILGATE PARTY to celebrate spring, as well as some birthdays. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: 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 May 30, 2015 - Ride to Carversville Day (everything but the kitchen sink ride #1)(see shorter ride leaving from Upper Dublin HS).
Level C+, B-, B/ B+, 13-14, 14-15 AND 15.5-16.5 mph, 62 miles. Meet at Ft. Washington State Park, Flourtown Picnic Area. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Please enter the park using the right hand side entrance (not the main parking lot entrance) and park on the grass. First in a series of rides leading up to the 4nd Annual Kitchen Sink Century in late Sept./early Oct. (combines some of my favorite rides, including this, into a century). This is our annual ride to Carversville Day, a fun, low-key small town festival. Expect scenic, low trafficked roads, mostly rolling hills (relatively flat for the area) and great company. Quick rest stops on the way out and return. Will regroup as need, but please be able to maintain the advertised pace - riders ahead of the group are on their own ride. Will hook up with a shorter version (51 miles) leaving from Upper Dublin HS (see separate listing). Check back for possible other paces. Sunday, May 31 rain date (but no festival). Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4004643 It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:00 pm.
Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, 215-913-3246  Daniel Operacz, 267-265-9358 and Thomas G. Madle, 215-233-2578. Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat May 30, 2015 - Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride.
Level B+, 16-17 mph, 40-55 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles back parking lot, Narberth, PA. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Great roads with low traffic. Narberth through Bryn Mawr and out to Waynesborough Country Club. Then south to Ridley Creek State Park. Back through Villanova (and Gladwyne if the group wants more hills). No one gets dropped. Speed determined by the group. Bring a snack for brief mid-ride break. Rain cancels. Consider the on-line route approximate. Leave at 8:30 AM. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1940076
Leaders: Jeff Diacik, 215-783-8537  and Derek Barnes, 610-246-3917            

Sat May 30, 2015 - Ride to Carversville Day (see longer ride leaving from Flourtown).
Level C+, B- and B/B+, 13-14, 14-15, 15.5-16.5 mph, 51 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. This is our annual ride to Carversville Day, a fun, low-key small town festival. See longer ride leaving from Flourtown for details.Check back for possible other paces. Sunday, May 31 rain date (but no festival). Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4397900 It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:00 pm.
Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, 215-913-3246  Daniel Operacz, 267-265-9358 and Thomas G. Madle, 215-233-2578. Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat May 30, 2015 - Saturday C+.
Level C+, 12-15 mph, 45 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. A friendly ride that regroups as necessary. Frequently, we go to Ambler, or points west such as Paoli, Devon, Malvern, or Wegman's in King of Prussia. Climbing will usually average around 2000'. Overall average speed should be around 14mph, and we'll maintain a speed of 15-16mph on flat terrain. Bring $ for a food stop at about the halfway point. No one will be dropped, but please be prepared to ride at the advertised pace. Wet roads or a 50% chance of rain cancels ride. PLEASE CHECK POSTING FOR CANCELLATION, WHICH CAN OCCUR UP TO 2 HOURS BEFORE RIDE IS SCHEDULED TO DEPART. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Rebecca Vernon, 919-923-3404             

Sun May 31, 2015 - Sunny Sunday D ride.
Level D, 9-12 mph, 14-24 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Comfortable ride through Fairmount Park and beyond. Distance will be determined by the assembled groups experience. Bring helmet, extra tube, sun screen, water, and $ for snack stop. We will stop about 1/2 way. There might be a hill or two, but will stop to regroup at the top. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm.
Leader: George L. Yarnell, 610-626-3338 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun May 31, 2015 - 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 blue parking garage sign.
Leader: Sam Wiley, 215-514-4242             

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