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Thu September 18, 2014 - Conshohocken Multi-Level Rides.
Level C+ and B, 14 +/- and 16 +/- mph, 20-30+ miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 5:45 pm. Meet at 5:30 for a prompt start. Rain cancels. Note, no bathroom facilities. Check this listing for updates should one or more paces not be available any given week. See Weekly Rides for detailed description. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, 215-913-3246  Peter Velletri, 484-368-6102 and Thomas G. Madle, 215-233-2578            

Fri September 19, 2014 - Friday Frolic - Upper Dublin High School to Yardley. (Shorter option from Horsham to Yardley) .
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 56 or 43 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Pretty loop through eastern Montgomery County and Bucks County, to historic Yardley for lunch. Ride past peaceful meadows and parks along the way. We will have a choice of eateries in Yardley at the mid-way point. Rolling terrain with some brisk climbs, but nothing too severe -- total elevation gain is a pretty mild 2645 ft. Please click on the Route Map link below to view the route and the elevation profile. We will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain at least 13mph, as advertised. SHORT-CUT OPTION (43 miles): The outbound and return segments of this route overlap at Meetinghouse and Moreland Rds in Horsham. If you would like to do a shorter loop, leaving from and returning to Keith Valley Middle School on Meetinghouse Rd just south of Moreland, you will shave off ~12-13 miles. Our group should get to KVMS by 10:00. Please contact the Leader if you plan to join us at KVMS. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1945083 It is optional, but you may preregister until Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 11:59 pm.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Fri September 19, 2014 - 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 9:31 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 September 20, 2014 - 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 8:00 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 8:05AM. 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 September 20, 2014 - You Say Tomato... (ad-hoc ride) .
Level B/B+, 16-17 mph, 69 miles. Meet at The Pavillion (Broad/Whites - Lansdale) park near Pets Plus. The ride leaves at 8:15 am. Time for the annual ride to visit the cyclist-friendly folks at Tomato's Deli ( https://www.facebook.com/TamatosDeli ) in Macungie. Ride along pretty, low-traffic roads as we enjoy what's shaping up to be a beautiful, sunny day. We'll head out along the southern end of Green Lane Reservoir, hit some of the roads we enjoyed during this year's Quad, get as far north as Zionsville just south of Emmaus before winding our way back to Montgomery County. RWGPS gives the route 3,800 ft of vertical. Terrain is flat to rolling with a few climbs as we make our way through all that farmland. Nothing crazy and we'll regroup as necessary. No one will be dropped as long as you can ride the advertised average pace. Please consider pre-registration on the BCP site or RSVP'ing on SCU's Meetup. The ride "closes" at 8pm on Fri. If no pre-registrants at that time I will likely cancel the ride. Go to RWGPS for the online route map. Please note the RWGPS link shows the ride leaving from Whites Road Park. This ride does NOT leave from WRP - it leaves from The Pavillion shopping center at the corner of Whites/Broad in Lansdale. IF INTERESTED IN A CUE SHEET PLEASE E-MAIL ME AND I'LL SEND ONE BACK TO YOU. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2620510 It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm.
Leader: Howard Haber, 610-715-2881 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat September 20, 2014 - Ride to Sellersville.
Level C+/B-, 14-14.5 mph, 55-65 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Some hills, regroup as needed. No one dropped but riders should be able to maintain the average speed. Rest stop and bathroom breaks. Bring snacks and something to drink. Rain cancels as does hail, lightning and winds over 20 mph. Elliot Titcher 215-740-1149
Leader: Elliot Titcher, 215-641-0607             

Sat September 20, 2014 - Saturday B/B+ ride from the Art Museum.
Level B/B+, 16-17 mph, 50-75 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:45 am. We are a friendly B ride that stops at traffic lights and does not drop riders who can ride the advertised pace. Our rolling speed on flat terrain is 18-20 mph. Bring $ for a snack near the midpoint.
Leader: Raymond P Wynman, 215-816-6211             

Sat September 20, 2014 - Burlington City, NJ.
Level C, 12 mph, 54 miles. Meet at Penn Treaty Park, N Delaware Ave. and Beach Street. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Second in series of cycling up the Delaware River, this week up the NJ side to Burlington City. There is a great donut shop on the way and a wonderful NJ dinner for lunch. We will be cycling close to the river a good ways. We will take the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge back into Philly, walking our bikes across the span. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, September 19, 2014 at 9:00 pm.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat September 20, 2014 - Bike Ride Under the Frankford El.
Level C, 13 mph, 25/45 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. This ride will give you a view of Philadelphia that you won't see from the duck boats or tour buses. We will explore the architectural and social history of Philadelphia from under the Frankford El as we ride under the El from Front and Girard to Bridge Street. Along the way we will stop and visit some interesting and obscure places. These are not your usual Philadelphia tourist destinations - however one of the places we will visit is a spot that everyone who poses in front of the Rocky statue would love to see! You have the option of either starting at my house (39 Lanfair Rd, Cheltenham) from which we will leave at 7:30, or starting at the formal entrance to the Azalea Garden behind the Art Museum from which we will leave at 9:00. The ride will be 45 miles if you leave from my house or 25 miles if you start at the Azalea Garden. We will be back at the Azalea Garden no later than 1:00 and back at my house by 2:00. We will stop for a coffee/snack/rest room break midway through the ride at a coffee shop in Frankford. This is a "C" pace ride (13 mph) but it is a challenging ride and is not for the faint-of-heart. You must be comfortable riding on city streets. Make sure your bike is in good mechanical condition as we will not be riding through the nicest part of town. Bring two spare tubes. If you have a flashing rear light - bring it. Helmet required! If you have any questions, email or call. If you are driving Art Museum, note that there is a big 5k race that starts in front of the Art Museum on Saturday, so you will not be able to find a parking spot near the museum. Your best bet is to either start from my house, or park on Midvale Avenue in East Falls, or park in the public lot on Kelly Drive in East Falls located underneath the twin bridges (Route 1). It's a scenic 4-mile ride from East Falls to the Art Museum along Kelly Drive. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Clifford Schwinger, 215-872-3559             

Sat September 20, 2014 - Saturday B-/C+ ride to Valley Forge.
Level C+/B-, 13.5-15 mph, 45-55 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Ride heads to Valley Forge with a rest stop at Wegman's in K of P. The ride involves a steady climb out to Valley Forge but nothing terribly long or extreme. The return is flatter with possibly one challenging climb thrown in. We wait and regroup at the top of hills. Bring money for lunch. Wet roads or rain at 8:00 AM or over 50% forecast for rain between 8:00 and noon cancel ride. Check the web site for up-to-date information. In order to maintain the advertised pace we will be going faster than 15mph on flat terrain. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:00 pm.
Leader: Joe Lubeck, 610-291-3014 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun September 21, 2014 - Skippack (ad-hoc ride) .
Level C, 12+/- mph, 38 miles. Meet at Ft. Washington State Park, Flourtown Picnic Area. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. A relaxed paced C ride through East Montco, mostly rolling terrain with at least one long climb and descent. We will happily regroup at the top of hills. Food stop at 19 miles, either pizza or a WAWA. This is a somewhat challenging (hilly) ride for the pace. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3029249 It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10:00 pm.
Leader: Jeff Bakely, 267-210-5337 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun September 21, 2014 - Ride to Chestnut Hill.
Level D+ C-, 10-11 mph, 22 miles. Meet at West River Drive Plaza/Pergola (Trellis) at foot of West River Drive. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Join me for a ride up to Chestnut Hill via Midvale Ave. I plan to get some snacks at Weavers Way co-op on Carpenter Lane and eat them at Carpenters Woods (http://www.focw.org/directions/#location) before we return to Center City. It's a bit of a climb to the "Hill" but a downhill run on the way home. Leader:Owen Sindler 2159903207 sindlero@gmail.com Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm.
Leader: Owen Sindler, 215-990-3207 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun September 21, 2014 - 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 at the start cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037             

Sun September 21, 2014 - Sunday C Spinoff.
Level C, 25-35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. A friendly C ride which cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles, usually with a lunch stop. All welcome.
Leader: Tom Witt, 215-665-5578             

Mon September 22, 2014 - "COS" Multi-Level Group Rides in Wayne, PA.
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 September 23, 2014 - Ride yer Bike Tuesdays.
Level C+ and B, 14 +/- and 16 +/- mph, 40+/- miles. Meet at Ft. Washington State Park, Flourtown Picnic Area. 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 some new routes. Check back a few days prior to the ride for an updated listing for the ride's details: destination, distance, terrain and whether both paces will be offered. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the average pace. Will usually have a sit-down lunch stop. Check with ride leaders if forecast is iffy. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, 215-913-3246  and Howard Haber, 610-715-2881            

Wed September 24, 2014 - NW Philly/Flourtown Multi-Level Rides.
Level C+, B-, B/B+, A, 12-20 mph, 20-30+ miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 5:45 pm. Meet at 5:30 for a prompt start. Rain cancels. Check this listing for updates should one or more paces not be available any given week. See Weekly Rides for detailed description. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, 215-913-3246  John A. Dwyer, Tae Kwak, 215-317-9394 and Howard Haber, 610-715-2881            

Wed September 24, 2014 - Wednesday Phoenixville Dog Ride.
Level C+/B-, 14 mph, 20-25 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Join us every Wednesday evening for beautiful rides on low traffic roads. The rolling terrain of Chester County provides an excellent mid-week workout. No one is dropped, but please be prepared to average 14 mph on rolling terrain. Rest rooms and fresh water are available at the starting location. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Rick Christie, 610-787-1985             

Thu September 25, 2014 - Conshohocken Multi-Level Rides.
Level C+ and B, 14 +/- and 16 +/- mph, 20-30+ miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 5:45 pm. Meet at 5:30 for a prompt start. Rain cancels. Note, no bathroom facilities. Check this listing for updates should one or more paces not be available any given week. See Weekly Rides for detailed description. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, 215-913-3246  Peter Velletri, 484-368-6102 and Thomas G. Madle, 215-233-2578            

Fri September 26, 2014 - 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 September 27, 2014 - 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 8:00 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 8:05AM. 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 September 27, 2014 - Saturday B/B+ ride from the Art Museum.
Level B/B+, 16-17 mph, 50-75 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:45 am. We are a friendly B ride that stops at traffic lights and does not drop riders who can ride the advertised pace. Our rolling speed on flat terrain is 18-20 mph. Bring $ for a snack near the midpoint.
Leader: Andy Karpinski, 615-587-3582             

Sat September 27, 2014 - Trenton, NJ, Up PA side, Down NJ side.
Level C, 12 mph, 75 miles. Meet at Penn Treaty Park, N Delaware Ave. and Beach St.. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. There is a portion of the Delaware Raritan Canal that ran South of Trenton to Boredontown, NJ. We will cycle that portion after coming up the PA side of the Delaware River to Trenton. The trial is packed cinders and dirt. Continuing from there down the NJ side of the Delaware river and crossing back into Philly by the Ben Franklin Bridge. This is the final in a series of cycling alone the Delaware River. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, September 26, 2014 at 9:00 pm.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun September 28, 2014 - Sunny Sunday D Ride.
Level D, 10-12 mph, 18-22 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Flat ride to the Outbound Cafe, and back. Safety and equipment instruction provided as needed. Helmet, tube for tire and water required. Snack stop along the way. We will regroup as needed. Adverse weather (precipitation) generally cancels, so check the website in advance. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 9:00 pm.
Leader: Dennis M. Schilling, 215-677-0291 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun September 28, 2014 - Sunday C Spinoff.
Level C, 25-35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. A friendly C ride which cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles, usually with a lunch stop. All welcome.
Leader: Gene Sobel, 215-669-7573             

Mon September 29, 2014 - "COS" Multi-Level Group Rides in Wayne, PA.
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 September 30, 2014 - Ride yer Bike Tuesdays.
Level C+ and B, 14 +/- and 16 +/- mph, 40+/- miles. Meet at Ft. Washington State Park, Flourtown Picnic Area. 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 some new routes. Check back a few days prior to the ride for an updated listing for the ride's details: destination, distance, terrain and whether both paces will be offered. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the average pace. Will usually have a sit-down lunch stop. Check with ride leaders if forecast is iffy. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, 215-913-3246  and Howard Haber, 610-715-2881            

Tue September 30, 2014 - CANCELLED Monthly QR Mailing Party Postponed until Thursday October 2, same time and place.
Level All. Meet at Cozen O'Connor, 1900 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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