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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Thu November 26, 2015 - Thanksgiving Day Pre-Turkey Ride - TWO LEADERS, TWO PACES.
Level B-/C+, 13-14, 14-15 mph, 41.5 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Enjoy a Thanksgiving morning ride with your cycling pals, before the high-calorie holiday feast. Pretty loop from UDHS to the Wawa in Skippack for a snack & bathroom break. Wawa stop is at the half-way mark (mile 20). Outbound via Ambler and West Point, return from Skippack via Evansburg and Flourtown. We will cross the scenic Skippack Creek. We will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we need to maintain the advertised paces, in order to return by 1:00pm for Thanksgiving festivities. Elliot will lead the 14-15mph group, and Linda will lead the 13-14mph group. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11210130
Leaders: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862 and Elliot Titcher, 215-740-1149
Thu November 26, 2015 - Thursday Hill Ride .
Level B-/C+, 13.5-14.5 mph, 30 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. ADDITIONAL PACES, LEADERS WELCOME. A moderately hilly ride conquering anywhere from 3 to 5 Main Line hills that regroups at the top of each climb.This is an extended Thanksgiving day version of our summer Thursday night hill ride. We will take a circuitous route through the Mail Line to Conshohocken and return over the Manayunk Bridge and Cynwyd Trail to MLK Drive. If you have any interest in leading an alternate pace ride, contact me for the route. Finish time should be around 12:30 so plan your festivities accordingly. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Joe Lubeck, 610-291-3014
Fri November 27, 2015 - Ride to Schwenksville.
Level B-, 14-15 mph, 54 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Pretty rolling hills ride. Riders should be able to keep the advertised average pace. Lunch stop at Moccia's train stop. Sit outside if nice weather. Bring an on bike snack and plenty to drink. Cue sheet at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2413698 Rain cancels. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Elliot Titcher, 215-740-1149
Fri November 27, 2015 - Friday Frolic w/Linda. Join Howard's & Dan's "Ride Your Bike Today" route from Wentz Run Park to Green Lane - see next ride listing...
Level B-/C+, 13-15 mph, 47 miles. Meet at Wentz Run Park, 1000 Anvil Lane (at Wentz Rd), Blue Bell, 19422. This is half a block away from Skippack Pike/PA-73. There is a traffic light at Skippack Pk & Wentz Rd. The ride leaves at 9:45 am. For 11/27 (Black Friday): Since the day after Thanksgiving is a bonus holiday for many folks, we look forward to having more riders come out and join us. The Friday Frolic will join Howard's & Dan's ride (see the next listing). Howard created the route from Wentz Run Park (Whitpain Township). 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. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/10935509 (Route created by Howard Hochheiser)
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862
Fri November 27, 2015 - Ride yer Bike Today .
Level C+ and B/B+, 13.5 +/-, 16.5 +/- mph, 47 miles. Meet at Wentz Run Park (1000 Anvil Rd, Blue Bell: off of Wentz Rd. which is parallel to DeKalb/202 and around the corner from Skippack Pike). The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Let's take advantage of the weather and ride to Green Lane once again (this time w/o dark skies and hopefully w/o any milled roads). Expect great company, scenic country roads, and mostly rolling terrain with some short climbs here and there. Rest stop on the way out and lunch break in Schwenksville on the return. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the listed pace. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/10935509
Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, 215-913-3246 and Daniel Operacz, 267-265-9358
Sat November 28, 2015 - Wissahickon Valley Park.
Level D, 10 mph, 30 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Wissahickon Valley Park is an 1800 acre park in Philadelphia that includes the Wissahickon Creek from its confluence with the Schuylkill River to city line as well as its gorge and adjacent woodland. We will cycle the Forbidden Drive, a cynder, gravel drive. The ominous sounding Forbidden Drive was so named because in the 1920's cars were banned from it. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, November 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037 . Optionally Preregister.
Sat November 28, 2015 - Taborra's Bakery Ride.
Level B-, 14-15 mph, 50 +/- miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Riders should be able to maintain the average listed pace. No one dropped. Stop at bakery for a treat about halfway. Bring an on bike snack and plenty to drink. If it rains on Saturday (go or no go will be posted by 7:30 am) the ride will be postponed until Sunday. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Elliot Titcher, 215-740-1149
Sat November 28, 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 9:05 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 9:05 AM. Rain cancels. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1940076 or http://ridewithgps.com/trips/6374986
Leaders: Jeff Diacik, 215-783-8537 Derek Barnes, 610-246-3917 and Shahar Shiff, 215-776-3963
Sat November 28, 2015 - Turkey Point Lighthouse Adventure.
Level B-/C+, 13-15 mph, ~55-60 miles. Meet at University of Delaware Hollingsworth parking lot, Newark, DE. This is the lot located at North College Ave & Cleveland Ave, just north of the railroad tracks.. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. In honor of Thanksgiving turkey, this ride is a revival of the late Peter Odell's classic route to the Turkey Point Lighthouse, on the peninsula between the Elk River and the North East River, at the head of the Chesapeake Bay. Route details and map link for ridewithgps.com to follow. Travel time from Philadelphia to Newark is ~one hour. The exact location of the Hollingsworth parking lot is number 19 on this campus map: https://www.udel.edu/visitus/pdfmaps/parkingmap.pdf. This is the lot used by the White Clay Bike Club for their annual Icicle Metric in March. Cue sheets will be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, November 27, 2015 at 11:59 pm.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862 . Optionally Preregister.
Sun November 29, 2015 - Hike the "Wiss".
Level Hike, 2-3 mph, 6-7 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Enjoy the fall with a hike among the hills in the Wissahickon. Leaves promptly @ 9:30. There will be several climbs that will get the heart pumping. Appropriate foot wear is recommended. Well-behaved canines are welcome (sometimes preferred over owners). I will try to take it easy on those that are new to hiking. A flat option is available for the return. A bathroom break will be at midpoint. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Richard W. Terry, 215-675-1536 and Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862
Sun November 29, 2015 - Sunny Sunday Afternoon D Ride.
Level D, 10 mph, 20 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Come discover the Delaware River Pier Parks. . Relaxed paced ride across the city imagining the Spring Garden Greenway to the other river. Please bring helmet, extra tube, water, $ for mid ride snack. Please dress with appropriate cloths for the weather. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037
Sun November 29, 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 parking garage sign.
Leader: Michael J Olszewski, 215-932-8586
Sun November 29, 2015 - Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble Ride (General description -- specific details will be posted for each Sunday).
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 30-35 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:20 pm. Scenic, 30-35-ish mile loop, usually through Montgomery County or Lower Bucks, with a brief rest stop. Unless otherwise stated, this winter afternoon ride will meet most Sundays at Bruno's Diner (finishing point for many of the Sunday morning Wissahickon hikes). Instead of Bruno's, we may on occasion meet at another location in Chestnut Hill. Even if you don't join the hike in the morning, you are welcome to cycle with us on this afternoon ride! We will stop to regroup if needed, but try as much as possible to maintain 13-15mph, due to short daylight. Plan is to return before 5:00pm. Please bring lights, just in case we return in the nick of time. Please ensure that your bike is ready before start time, so that we can leave promptly. Specific details will be posted for each Sunday's Route. Scheduled for EVERY Sunday throughout the winter (for the duration of the hiking season), weather permitting, EXCEPT Feb. 21. (Leader will be away cross-country skiing on 2/21). This ride will resume on Feb. 28. If winter weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a snow activity, e.g., cross-country skiing or snow-shoeing. As long as we keep moving throughout the winter, we will maintain our base fitness level for the return of spring cycling in March. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862
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