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Sat October 1, 2016 - 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 8:05 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 8:05 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 October 1, 2016 - Havertown Grill, Havertown, PA .
Level D, 10 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Nothing like going to a really community simple restaurant for a sumptuous breakfast. The Havertown Grill is such a place. We go out Karrakon Dr. Perfect place for a perfect ride. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037             

Sat October 1, 2016 - CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER. Memory Lane rev. 5, the ”B” version .
Level B/B-, 13 ish mph, 49 miles. Meet at Wilson Farm Park, Chesterbrook: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6736486. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. I moved the last 12 miles of this ride from the trail to the roads and added 6 miles. Not to worry. I used a new mapping program. The elevation gain went down by about 400 feet. Computer magic. VERY scenic. Camera ready. Moderate pace, 2 H2O stops. Yes, we will ride past Memory Lane. Pose for pictures? OK, it is still Chester County and the route is hilly, but the steep climbs are not long and the long climbs are not steep. Start location is Wilson Farm Park, Chesterbrook: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6736486 Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Michael Fuller, 484-682-4562             

Sat October 1, 2016 - 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 9:15 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: Joseph M. Pless, 610-937-9010             

Sun October 2, 2016 - 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. 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.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037             

Sun October 2, 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             

Tue October 4, 2016 - Ride yer Bike Tuesdays.
Level C+ and B/B+, 13.5 +/- and 16.5 +/- mph, 35-50 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 10:00 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 October 4, 2016 - Conshohocken Night Lights Rides - 25 +/- miles. 14 - 17 MPH .
Level C - B+, 13 - 17 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 There will be at least 2 pace groups riding. John will lead a 13-14 paced ride and Elliot will lead a 16-17 pace. 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.
Leaders: John A.  Dwyer, 215 901-5810  and Elliot Titcher, 215-740-1149            

Fri October 7, 2016 - 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 October 8, 2016 - 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 8:05 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 8:05 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 October 8, 2016 - Fort Mifflin, .
Level D, 10 mph, 22 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Let's cycle down to Ft. Mifflin, " Fort Mifflin, originally called Fort Island Battery and also known as Mud Island Fort, was commissioned in 1771 and sits on Mud Island on the Delaware River below Philadelphia, Pennsylvania near Philadelphia International Airport." Wikipedia. Bring a snack and $8 to $6 if you wish to enter the fort. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, October 7, 2016 at 9:00 pm.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat October 8, 2016 - 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 9:15 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: Joseph M. Pless, 610-937-9010             

Sun October 9, 2016 - 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. OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride through Fairmount Park and beyond depending on experience of riders assembled. Bring extra tube, water, helmet, $ for mid-ride snack. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm.
Leader: George L. Yarnell, 610-626-3338 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun October 9, 2016 - 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. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Michael Fuller, 484-682-4562             

Tue October 11, 2016 - Ride yer Bike Tuesdays.
Level C+ and B/B+, 13.5 +/- and 16.5 +/- mph, 35-50 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 10:00 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 October 11, 2016 - Conshohocken Night Lights Rides - 25 +/- miles. 14 - 17 MPH .
Level C - B+, 13 - 17 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 There will be at least 2 pace groups riding. John will lead a 13-14 paced ride and Elliot will lead a 16-17 pace. 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.
Leaders: John A.  Dwyer, 215 901-5810  and Elliot Titcher, 215-740-1149            

Fri October 14, 2016 - 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 October 15, 2016 - 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 8:05 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 8:05 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 October 15, 2016 - 80K at 80y.
Level D, 9-12 mph, 50 approximately miles. Meet at See address in body of description. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. 80k at 80y West Philly to Valley Forge Park - Saturday, 10/15/2016 On a cold 30° Saturday morning after Thanksgiving 2005 I led a "70 @ 70" ride to Elmer NJ. I was challenged then to lead an 80 @ 80. I agreed to ride 80k. I have waited until now, but if I wait any longer it might be cold again and I must ride 81. So, on October 15th at 8:30 a.m. I will start from Barkan Park at 50th & Spruce, stop at Lloyd Hall at 9:00 a.m. to pick up more company and ride to Valley Forge Park via the canal tow path, thru the woods to Shawmont (more company?) and the bike trail to Valley Forge. It will be a slow, easy, flat, "D" level pace, great for those riders who have wanted to ride that far but didn't want to hold back the pace line. We will stop in Norristown on the way back for sustenance. (FYI: 80k = ~50 miles.) Rain date TBD. WaltJohnson35@hotmail.com - 267-250-3433 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Leader: Walter H. Johnson, 267-250-3433             

Sat October 15, 2016 - Bristol, PA.
Level D, 10 mph, 42 miles. Meet at Penn Treaty Park, Delaware Are and Beach St . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Do you remember the song, The Bristol Stomp, the group who wrote and performed the song were from Bristol, PA. We will cycle up River to this town, with a refreshment stop at the Bristol Farmers' Market. Hint, delisous donuts availible. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, October 14, 2016 at 9:00 pm.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat October 15, 2016 - 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 9:15 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: Joseph M. Pless, 610-937-9010             

Sun October 16, 2016 - Scenic Sunny Sunday Afternoon Fall Foliage Ride.
Level D, 10 mph, 18 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:02 pm. Come out and enjoy a leisurely bicycle ride to see the early Fall foliage along the scenic Schuykill River and the lower Wissahickon, all on paved roads and paths. 10 miles out, a cafe stop, then 8 miles back. The ride is appropriate for cagey veteran riders and novice riders alike, especially folks new to Philadelphia or to group riding. Bring a helmet, a spare inner tube (we will coach you on how to fix a flat if the occasion deflates), water, and a few dollars for our cafe stop. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 9:00 am.
Leader: Chuck Herbert,  . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun October 16, 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             

Tue October 18, 2016 - Ride yer Bike Tuesdays.
Level C+ and B/B+, 13.5 +/- and 16.5 +/- mph, 35-50 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 10:00 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 October 18, 2016 - Conshohocken Night Lights Rides - 25 +/- miles. 14 - 17 MPH .
Level C - B+, 13 - 17 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 There will be at least 2 pace groups riding. John will lead a 13-14 paced ride and Elliot will lead a 16-17 pace. 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.
Leaders: John A.  Dwyer, 215 901-5810  and Elliot Titcher, 215-740-1149            

Fri October 21, 2016 - 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 October 22, 2016 - 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 8:05 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 8:05 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 October 22, 2016 - Annual Round Valley Reservior 90 Mile A Pace Ride ( 18+ mph) Leaving from Doylestown,PA.
Level A, 18-20 mph, 90 miles. Meet at Giant Food Market located at 4357 W. Swamp Rd., Doylestown,PA. 18901 (corner of Main St. and Swamp Rd.). The ride leaves at 8:30 am. You must contact ride leader Phil Hoke day before ride if you want to do this ride.This is an "A" level group; 18-20 mph.Very scenic 90 mile ride from Doylestown to Round Valley Reservoir in Clinton,NJ Slow climb up to the ridge overlooking the Delaware River to the Round Valley Reservoir where we'll have lunch.Shorter 65,43 and 30 mile groups available (see listings).Rain cancels the ride. route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/10808188 email: philware1@verizon.net Text or call: 610 804 3322 Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/10808188 It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, October 21, 2016 at 2:30 pm.
Leader: Phil Hoke, 610-804-3322 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat October 22, 2016 - The Annual Round Valley Reservoir 63 Mile Metric Century: 7 Different Paced Ride Groups (12 to 20 mph): NOTE NEW START LOCATION!.
Level C thru A, 12-20 mph, 63 miles. Meet at Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead; 1605 Daniel Bray Highway (RT 29 / Main St.), Lambertville,NJ; just north of old CVS lot after Lambertville Police Station. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Seven groups,C12-13 mph, C+ 13-14 mph, B - 14-15 mph, B 15-16 mph, B+ 16-17, A- 17-18 mph and A 18-20 mph. Very scenic ride thru the backroads of Hunterdon County,NJ. Slow climb up to the ridge overlooking the Delaware River followed by a 5 mile flat section great for a pace line!. We'll then climb up to the reservoir. Shorter 30 and 45 mile ride groups available (see separate ride listings). Rain cancels the ride. Ride starts promptly at 9am. Directions: PA Turnpike East to RT 1 North to I-95 North to Scudders Fall Bridge to RT 29 North/Lambertville exit off bridge, to Main St Lambertville, pass CVS, Lambertville Police Station then left into Holcombe-Jimison driveway by blue entrance sign. Meet in rear gravel lot on right at end of driveway. If bathrooms needed use CVS located at Main and Cherry St. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1756461 It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, October 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm.
Leaders: Thomas G. Madle, 215-233-2578  Howard Hochheiser, 215-913-3246 Daniel Operacz, 267-265-9358 and Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862. Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat October 22, 2016 - The Annual Lambertville to Flemington 43 Mile Loop Ride-NOTE NEW START LOCATION.
Level C+/B -, 13-14 mph, 43 miles. Meet at Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum, 1605 Daniel Bray Highway (RT29 / Main St.),Lambertville,NJ (Just north of CVS on Main St., then left into driveway). The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Shorter and very scenic "Flemington" loop that DOES NOT visit the Round Valley Reservoir, but heads to Flemington, NJ for lunch. Very scenic ride thru the backroads of Hunterdon County,NJ. The ride passes by the only Covered Bridge in NJ (great for a group photo shot)!.Longer 63 mile "Reservoir" ride groups available and shorter flat 30 mile canal path group also available (see separate listings). Rain cancels ride. Directions: PA Turnpike East to RT 1 North to I-95 North to Scudders Fall Bridge to RT 29 North/Lambertville exit off bridge, to Main St Lambertville, pass CVS, Lambertville Police Station then left into Holcombe-Jimison driveway by blue entrance sign. Meet in rear gravel lot on right at end of driveway. If bathrooms needed use CVS located at intersection of Main and Cherry St. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, October 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm.
Leaders: Jack Thomas, 610-888-2128  and Jennifer A. Weiss, 267-664-0168. Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat October 22, 2016 - The Annual Lambertville to Frenchtown 30 mile Canal Ride- NOTE NEW START LOCATION!.
Level C, 10-12 mph, 30 miles. Meet at Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead; 1605 Daniel Bray Highway (RT 29 / Main St.), Lambertville,NJ; just north of old CVS lot after Lambertville Police Station. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Slow paced (10-12mph), relaxed, off road, 30 mile round trip "canal" ride along one of the most scenic parts of the Delaware River. Perfect ride for road, hybrid or mountain bikes since the canal path is fine crushed gravel.The ride starts at the CVS in Lambertville,NJ and heads to Frenchtown,NJ where the group will have lunch at the Bridge Cafe adjacent to the Delaware River.This ride is part of the "Round Valley" series of rides but DOES NOT visit the Round Valley Reservoir (see separate "Round Valley Reservoir" ride listings). Rain cancels the ride. Ride starts promptly at 9am. Directions: PA Turnpike East to RT 1 North to I-95 North to Scudders Fall Bridge to RT 29 North /Lambertville exit off bridge, to Main St Lambertville, pass CVS, Lambertville Police Station then left into Holcombe-Jimison driveway by blue entrance sign. Meet in rear gravel lot on right at end of driveway.If bathrooms needed use CVS located at the intersection of Main and Cherry St. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, October 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm.
Leader: George L. Yarnell, 610-626-3338 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat October 22, 2016 - Narberth, PA .
Level D, 10 mph, 22 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. There is a French bakery in Narberth, PA. Of course that is our destination this morning. Retuning by a slightly longer route via The Cynwyd Heritage Trail and the Pencoyd Bridge. We will be back in time to attend the first film on Saturday's Philadelphia Film Festival marquee. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, October 21, 2016 at 9:00 pm.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun October 23, 2016 - Sunny Sunday D Ride.
Level D, 9-12 mph, 12-24 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Explore Fairmount Park and beyond. OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride. Bring water, helmet, sunscreen, $ for a mid-ride snack. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 10:00 pm.
Leader: Dennis M. Schilling, 215-677-0291 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun October 23, 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: Chuck Martin, 215-923-1887             

Tue October 25, 2016 - Ride yer Bike Tuesdays.
Level C+ and B/B+, 13.5 +/- and 16.5 +/- mph, 35-50 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 10:00 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 October 25, 2016 - Conshohocken Night Lights Rides - 25 +/- miles. 14 - 17 MPH .
Level C - B+, 13 - 17 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 There will be at least 2 pace groups riding. John will lead a 13-14 paced ride and Elliot will lead a 16-17 pace. 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.
Leaders: John A.  Dwyer, 215 901-5810  and Elliot Titcher, 215-740-1149            

Fri October 28, 2016 - Friday Frolic w/Linda. NO FROLICKING THIS FRIDAY (Unless you are with this Leader at BCP's FALL FOLIAGE WEEKEND in HANOVER/GETTYSBURG). The Friday Frolic will resume next week, Oct. 30, with a Halloween theme.
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. 10/28 - NO FROLICKING TODAY - Leader is leading the FALL FOLIAGE WEEKEND in HANOVER/GETTYSBURG. THE FRIDAY FROLIC RIDE WILL RESUME NEXT WEEK, NOVEMBER 4, with a Philly Bike Expo theme 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             

Fri October 28, 2016 - Annual Fall Foliage Weekend in Hanover/Gettysburg -- Friday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 30.
Level ALL. Meet at Hampton Inn of Hanover, PA, 309 Wilson Ave @ Einsenhower Drive, 17331. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. BCP's annual fall foliage bike tour of Hanover and Gettysburg, PA, and surrounding countryside in York and Adams Counties. Ride past peaceful horse farms, across creeks and lakes, and around the quaint town of Gettysburg,as well as through Gettysburg National Park (the Battlefield). Preregistration and payment are required. Event details and the registration page are available on the home page of this website - the link for this event is on the right side of the homepage: http://phillybikeclub.org/newbcp/events/fallevent2016/fallevent.htm Wide array of routes with various distances and terrains are available. Organized group rides with leaders. Hotel, meals, and snacks provided, post-ride parties. Cue sheet packets will include routes and maps. All-inclusive package. Please feel free to contact the Leader for more information. Everyone is welcome to join us for this weekend of scenic and sociable riding. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Sat October 29, 2016 - 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 8:05 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 8:05 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 October 29, 2016 - CANCELLED Riverton, NJ .
Level D, 10 mph, 29 miles. Meet at Penn Treaty Park, Delaware Are and Beach St . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. The real destination is Palmyra Cove Nature Park but first I want a good cup of coffee at Orange Blossom Bakery and Cafe in Riverton, NJ. You will experience the mid nineteenth centry industrial Philadelphia, PA waterfront with the Victorian waterfront of Riverton, NJ. Palmyra Cove Nature Park is a 250-acre waterfront park featuring ponds, trails& scenic viewpoints, plus an environmental center at the foot of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. We will need to walk our bikes across the bridge walkway. Retuning through Camden and cycling over the Ben Franklin Bridge walkway after carrying our bikes up the three flights of stairs by to Philly. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, October 28, 2016 at 9:00 pm.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat October 29, 2016 - The Lakes, FDR Park.
Level D, 10 mph, 20 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Penn Treaty Park, Race St Pier, Penn's Landing, Spruce Harbor Park, Washington Ave Green-Pier 53, Pier 68 and " The Lakes " FDR Park. Those are the parks that will encompass our cycle ride today. I will not talk about these ciy sites, just cycle there. Stopping at a coffee shop on 22nd St as we return to the start. We will get back in time to catch the first film Saturday selection of the Philadelphia Film Festival. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, October 28, 2016 at 9:00 pm.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat October 29, 2016 - Annual Fall Foliage Weekend in Hanover/Gettysburg -- Day 2 of 3 (Friday to Sunday 3-day tour).
Level ALL. Meet at Hampton Inn of Hanover, PA, 309 Wilson Ave @ Einsenhower Drive, 17331. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. BCP's annual fall foliage bike tour of Hanover and Gettysburg, PA, and surrounding countryside in York and Adams Counties. Ride past peaceful horse farms, across creeks and lakes, and around the quaint town of Gettysburg,as well as through Gettysburg National Park (the Battlefield). Preregistration and payment are required. Event details and the registration page are available on the home page of this website - the link for this event is on the right side of the homepage: http://phillybikeclub.org/newbcp/events/fallevent2016/fallevent.htm Wide array of routes with various distances and terrains. Organized group rides with leaders. Meals and snacks provided, post-ride parties. Cue sheet packets will include routes and maps. All-inclusive package. Please feel free to contact the Leader for more information. Everyone is welcome to join us for this weekend of scenic and sociable riding. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Sun October 30, 2016 - 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 1:00 am. Relaxed pace (OWLS--Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) through Fairmount Park and beyond. Bring water, helmet, extra tube, $ for mid-ride snack. Good humor to share on the ride a plus. Sun Screen is suggested. An interesting custom may lead to a free cup of coffee. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm.
Leader: George L. Yarnell, 610-626-3338 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun October 30, 2016 - Annual Fall Foliage Weekend in Hanover/Gettysburg -- Day 3 of 3 (Friday to Sunday 3-day tour).
Level ALL. Meet at Hampton Inn of Hanover, PA, 309 Wilson Ave @ Einsenhower Drive, 17331. The ride leaves at 8:45 am. BCP's annual fall foliage bike tour of Hanover and Gettysburg, PA, and surrounding countryside in York and Adams Counties. Ride past peaceful horse farms, across creeks and lakes, and around the quaint town of Gettysburg,as well as through Gettysburg National Park (the Battlefield). Preregistration and payment are required. Event details and the registration page are available on the home page of this website - the link for this event is on the right side of the homepage: http://phillybikeclub.org/newbcp/events/fallevent2016/fallevent.htm Wide array of routes with various distances and terrains. Organized group rides with leaders. Meals and snacks provided, post-ride parties. Cue sheet packets will include routes and maps. All-inclusive package. Please feel free to contact the Leader for more information. Everyone is welcome to join us for this weekend of scenic and sociable riding. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Sun October 30, 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: Michael J Olszewski, 215-932-8586             

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