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Sat October 25, 2014 - BCP Fall Event Century (ad-hoc ride) .
Level A/B, 15 mph, 101 miles. Meet at Hampton Inn, Hanover, PA. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. For those attending the Fall Event, I have a full century which will incorporate much of the Civil War Century route. The ride will have three convenience store stops, and one bathroom stop. The route will also take you through Gettysburg National Park. Terrain is mostly rolling, though there are two significant climbs (one over 10 miles in length) over the Catoctin Mountains in Maryland. Total elevation gain is 5,351'. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6128632
Leader: Richard L. Wagner, 215-410-1331             

Sat October 25, 2014 - BCP Fall Event Metric (ad-hoc ride) .
Level B/C+, 14 mph, 65 miles. Meet at Hampton Inn, Hanover, PA. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. For those attending the Fall Event, I have a Metric Century that will incorporate some of the Civil War Century route. Two convenience store stops, and one bathroom stop are planned. The ride will take you into Maryland, and through Gettysburg National Park. Terrain is rolling hills, with no major climbs. Total elevation gain is 2600'. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6297132
Leader: Richard L. Wagner, 215-410-1331             

Sat October 25, 2014 - Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride.
Level B, 16 mph, 25-30 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles back parking lot, Narberth, PA. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. From Narberth to Bryn Mawr and back through Villanova. Many of these roads have been re-surfaced since I've last ridden them. Looking forward to riding them! Shorter route and potentially slower that usual as this is my first group ride in 4 months. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Jeff Diacik, 215-783-8537  and Derek Barnes, 610-246-3917            

Sat October 25, 2014 - Barrington, NJ Breakfast Ride.
Level D, 10 mph, 42 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Let's take a leisurely ride to Barrington , NJ, one town down from Haden Heights, NJ. This is the way you would go to the South Jersey Shore. We will have an elevenzy at the Barrington Dinner and Resteraunt. Be enthralled with Camden's water front, Collingswood's boarder being Cooper River Park and then the Spring Lake neighborhood. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037             

Sat October 25, 2014 - Saturday C+ ride to Paoli via Ardmore.
Level C+, 13-15 mph, 55 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. A friendly, laid back C+ ride that regroups as needed. We'll be climbing about 2500'. No one doing the advertised pace will be dropped, and we can adjust the pace to accommodate the group. Bring $ for mid-ride stop. 50% chance of heavy or steady rain between 8am & noon cancels ride. This is a great time of the year to be riding, so grab it while you can. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Gene Sobel, 215-669-7573             

Sat October 25, 2014 - Saturday B/B+ ride from the Art Museum.
Level B/B+, 16-17 mph, 50-60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:30 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. Overall pace will be dictated by group. We will ride familiar roads to either Ambler or West Point also to be decided by the group. Bring $ for a snack at the midpoint. . Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Raymond P Wynman, 215-816-6211             

Sat October 25, 2014 - Haverford Heritage Trail Ride (ad-hoc ride) .
Level D, 8-10 mph, 14 miles. Meet at Karakung Drive at Beechwood-Brookline Station, Havertown PA. The ride leaves at 1:00 pm. Come out Saturday and enjoy fresh air, fall colors and learn more about our local history - all wrapped into a bike ride! Brookline's own Chris Shelton will lead the ride. We will meet at the bottom of the steps at the Beechwood-Brookline station of the SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line, on Karakung Drive near Mill Road. The history-themed route covers the historic sites along the Haverford Heritage Trail loop and includes the Darby Creek Trail (currently 1 mile paved; future section is an unpaved trail with a few rough surface areas and walk-through sections). A mix of mostly on-road, some trail and some off-road, with some hills. Off-road sections require 25cc tires or wider (hybrid, touring or mountain). The distance is 14 miles, and we will stop at each historic site. For Haverford Heritage Trail details see hht.havtrail.com. The on-line route map is hht.havtrail.com
Leader: Christopher Allan Shelton, 484-557-8627             

Sun October 26, 2014 - 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 12:00 pm. Relaxing OWLS (Older,Wiser,Longer,Slower) paced ride along the SRT and parts of Fairmount Park and beyond, depending on the riders that are present. New and young riders are welcomed. Bring Helmet, extra tube for your bike. We will stop for a rest about 1/2 way for a snack. This will be a worst hair day ride for the person deemed by the group to have the worst helmet hair. Reward will be a free coffee at the end of the ride. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Christopher Allan Shelton, 484-557-8627             

Sun October 26, 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: Chuck Martin, 215-923-1887             

Tue October 28, 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 10:00 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 October 28, 2014 - Conshohocken night rides.
Level C - B+, 13-17 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Paces from 13 -17 mph depending on who shows up. About 25 miles to Lloyd Hall at Boat House Row. Short bathroom break at Lloyd Hall. BRIGHT headlight and taillight required. Part of the ride is on the Schuykill River Trail that has no lights. Various ride leaders. Bring a snack and something to eat. Rain, wet roads, temps below 30 cancel. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Elliot Titcher,   Claire Tanzer, John A. Dwyer, and Samer Eid,            

Tue October 28, 2014 - Monthly QR Mailing Party.
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             

Wed October 29, 2014 - Nighttime Phoenixville Dog Ride.
Level C+/B-, 13-14 mph, 30 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Dress in your brightest reflective clothes, charge up your light batteries, and join us for a great workout on low-traffic roads. This ride will easily beat anything you can do on an indoor trainer. Don't lose that great conditioning just because it's darker now - seize the night and join the fun. Ride canceled if snow or ice is on the roads, or if precipitation is forecast between 6:00 and 8:00 pm. Low temperatures do NOT cancel the ride - add more layers. Come out and ride - you'll be glad you did. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6106616
Leader: Rick Christie, 610-787-1985             

Thu October 30, 2014 - Horsham Power Line Trail Ride.
Level C - B+, 13-17 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Power Line Trail on Dresher Road in Horsham, across from the hotel. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Various paces depending on who shows up. Various ride leaders. You must have a BRIGHT headlight and tail light as the power line trail has no lights. Ride also goes on the 202 bike path for a short while and through some neighborhoods. Bring something to drink and eat while riding. No bathroom stop. Rain, wet roads, temps below 30 cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Elliot Titcher,   Claire Tanzer, John A. Dwyer, and Samer Eid,            

Fri October 31, 2014 - Frightfully Fun Friday Frolic w/Linda, Special Halloween Edition. Post-ride Mini Tailgate Party. Details to follow..
Level B-/C+, 13-15 mph, 45-50, +/- miles. Meet at Various starting points -- please check the daily . The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Details for this Halloween ride will be posted by October 29. 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. It is optional, but you may preregister until Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 11:59 pm.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

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