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Fri May 6, 2016 - Friday Frolic: Lansdale to Ottsville (Brig O'Doon Coffee House & Kimberton Whole Foods Market).
Level C+/B- & Other, 13-15 mph, 54 miles. Meet at Pavillion Shopping Center in Lansdale, Broad St between Whites Rd and Hancock St. Park near Saxby's Coffee. The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Scenic loop from Lansdale to the Kimberton Whole Foods Market in Ottsville, Bucks County. Outbound via Hatfield and Perkasie, return via Plumsteadville, Peace Valley Park, and Colmar. Brief rest stop for snack and bathroom at mile 19 in Pennridge. Lunch stop at Brig O'Doon Coffee House/Kimberton Whole Foods in Ottsville at mile 30. On the return, if another water stop is needed, we pass a Wawa at mile 49. Total elevation gain is 2529 feet. Please click on the route map link below to preview the elevation profile - there is a climb in the beginning, and one at the end. The middle of the route is mostly rolling. We will regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain the advertised pace. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: The Friday Frolic is scheduled for virtually every Friday throughout the year, with a few exceptions. The meeting point for the Friday Frolic will vary from week to week, allowing us to explore different regions. Please check the daily schedule for the details of each week's Friday Frolic. Cue sheets and the route map link (ridewithgps.com) are provided for each Friday's ride. Distance is ~40-45 miles during the colder weather, but ~50-55 miles during the warmer months. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11651537 It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, May 6, 2016 at 8:00 am.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat May 7, 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 or http://ridewithgps.com/trips/6374986
Leaders: Jeff Diacik, 215-783-8537  Derek Barnes, 610-246-3917 and Shahar Shiff, 215-776-3963            

Sat May 7, 2016 - Progressive D Ride to Conshohocken .
Level D, 10 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. D riders , get ready for Summer cycling by going a little bit farther, a little bit faster with a little bit more confidence and skill on this progressive series D rides on each Saturday of May. Cycle each Saturday over the Schuylkill River Trail to Conshohocken, 25 mile , Bridgeport, 35 miles, Valley Forge, 45 miles, and Phoenixville, 55 miles! Do everyone and the leader will treat you to a beverage at the Steel City Cafe ! This week's progressive D ride is to Conshohocken. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, May 6, 2016 at 9:00 pm.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat May 7, 2016 - 3 Circles Tour (a new addition to the C+ Saturday rides).
Level C+, 12-13 mph, 47 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. A friendly ride that regroups as necessary. Today we'll ride the rolling hills of Montgomery and Delaware counties. Overall average speed should be around 14mph, and we'll maintain a speed of 14.5-16mph on flat terrain and be climbing about 2700'. Bring $ for a food stop which will be determined at about 27 mile point. No one will be dropped. 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. PLEASE NOTE THE LATER START TIME. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13510479
Leader: Joseph M. Pless, 610-937-9010             

Sun May 8, 2016 - Mother's Day Metric (ad-hoc ride) .
Level B/C, 13.5 mph, 63 miles. Meet at Eagleville Park, Norristown. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. For those seeking a full metric. We will ride the seven miles from Eagleville Park to Fischer's Park, rendezvous with the Mother's Day riders, ride the 49 mile route to Q'town back to Fischer's as one group, then ride the seven miles back to Eagleville Park. Address of Eagleville Park: 100 Parklane Drive, Norristown, PA 19403 Cue sheets will be available.
Leaders: Richard L. Wagner, 267-738-6405  and Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862            

Sun May 8, 2016 - Mother's Day Ride.
Level B/C, 13-14 mph, 49 miles. Meet at Fischer's Park, 2235 Bustard Rd, Harleysville, PA. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. We will traverse central Montgomery County, PA on our way to the Wawa near the Quakertown exit of the PA-Tpk, then, avoiding the steep climbs near Green Lane Park, we return to Fischer's via Upper Salford Park. ~3200' elevation gain, so, not too strenuous. One food stop & one quick water break. Cue sheets will be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 11:59 pm.
Leaders: Richard L. Wagner, 267-738-6405  and Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862. Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun May 8, 2016 - G.R.I.T Ride (General description -- specific details will be posted for each Sunday).
Level B, 14 mph, 35+/- miles. Meet at . The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Bring your 29er, CX, Gravel or equip your road bike with wider tires as we mashup rides across various asphalt, gravel and sometimes dirt terrains. Expect a good challenge as we grind gravel trails and hit a few climbs with great company for no other purpose than to have fun and put in a few unpaved miles.
Leaders: Daniel Operacz, 267-265-9358  and Samer Eid,            

Sun May 8, 2016 - Sunny Sunday D Ride.
Level D, 9-11 mph, 14-28 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Ride through Fairmount Park and beyond. Wear helmet, and bring, water, $ for mid ride snack, extra tube. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Ellen Hughes, 626 590 6649             

Sun May 8, 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             

Mon May 9, 2016 - Monday "COS" Multi-Level Group Rides in Wayne, PA ( but No Rides on Holidays that Fall on a Monday).
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 May 10, 2016 - Ride yer Bike Tuesdays.
Level C+ and B, 13.5 +/- and 16 +/- mph, 35-50 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. 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 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 May 10, 2016 - Tuesday Night from North Penn High School.
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, various miles. Meet at North Penn High School - meet behind the school near the bus depot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Tuesday evening C+/B- ride from North Penn High School. We will meet at 6pm every Tuesday evening through the end of September. The rides will begin the season at 13-14mph and increase to occasional 15-16mph rides as the season slowly progresses. The riding distance is determined by the amount of sunlight. Come on out and discover new roads and routes. We never repeat a route during a single season. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: jay sitkin, 267-664-0939             

Tue May 10, 2016 - The Bulldog ride.
Level B, 16-17 mph, 27-32 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Winds thru the Schuylkill Park towards Ambler. On short days we turn left on Stenton Ave then take Joshua Rd to the Bike Path and home. When there is more sun light we cross Stenton, pick up Milia Hill Rd to the bike path and home. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Bruce Taubman, 856-392-9677             

Tue May 10, 2016 - Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Tuesday Evening Edition.
Level D/D+/C-, 8-11 mph, 12-25 miles. Meet at Glenside Public Library parking lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. We'll be meeting in the parking lot adjacent to the library. Enjoy a friendly, non-competitive ride on quiet roads through pretty residential neighborhoods. Occasionally, we'll ride on park trails. Please bring LIGHTS in case we are delayed on our return. This ride is scheduled for 3/4 Tuesdays each month, however, one Tuesday a month (usually, the LAST Tuesday each month), there is no Delightful, Delicious D ride - this leader leads the "Ride to the Monthly Newsletter Mailing Party" instead, from Glenside Library to Center City. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Wed May 11, 2016 - Delightful, Delicious "D" (and D+/C-) Ride, Wednesday Evening Edition.
Level D/D+/C-, 9-11 mph, 15-28 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. 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 day's stresses at a relaxed pace. Non-competitive ride on quiet roads through pretty, residential neighborhoods. We'll be meeting in the same parking lot as the "Multi-Paced Rides" listed above. We'll meet in the rear of the parking lot, near the Giant Market. Please bring LIGHTS in case we return close to dark. Cue sheets will not be available. Please note: One Wednesday per month (usually the second Wednesday), Linda cannot lead this ride, due to the BCP Board meeting. Linda will try to arrange another leader for this ride on Board meeting nights. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Wed May 11, 2016 - Flourtown A- Rides.
Level A-/A, 17-20 mph, 25-35+ miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Meet at 5:50pm for a 6pm prompt start; light is precious. Routes on relatively lightly traveled roads in eastern Montgomery County and northwestern Philadelphia. Distance varies depending on the pace of the ride, type of route and available daylight (please bring a rear light for use at dusk, and preferably a front light too) Check the monthly calendar for possible changes or cancellations (rain cancels). Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Raymond P Wynman, 215-816-6211             

Wed May 11, 2016 - Flourtown Shopping Center Wednesday Evening 14-15 mph Ride Group .
Level B-, 14-15 mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. We will try to get the 14-15 mph Flourtown Wednesday evening ride group going again. I will lead 25-50% of the time but will be looking for some other volunteers to also step-up and lead this ride group.This ride will head out to different locations every week. We will ride between 25 and 35 miles
Leader: Thomas G. Madle, 215-233-2578             

Wed May 11, 2016 - Multi-level Phoenixville Dog Rides .
Level B, B-, and C, 11-13, 13-14, 15-16 mph, 20-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:15 pm. Three different paces will be offered: 11-13 mph, 13-14 mph, and 15-16 mph. No one dropped, regroup as necessary. These rides tend to be on the hilly side, compared to other start locations. Come on out and see why the regular riders are so enthusiastic about this ride. This is an excellent workout. Rides start at 6:15 and go until sunset. These rides are scheduled every Wednesday from May 4 until September 28. New this year - on the last Wednesday of each month, the ride will be a Day/Night ride, with lights required.
Leader: Rick Christie, 610-787-1985             

Thu May 12, 2016 - Thursday Night from North Penn High School.
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, various miles. Meet at north Penn High School - meet behind the school near the bus depot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Thursday evening C+/B- ride from North Penn High School. We will meet at 6pm every Tuesday evening through the end of September. The rides will begin the season at 13-14mph and increase to occasional 15-16mph rides as the season slowly progresses. The riding distance is determined by the amount of sunlight. Come on out and discover new roads and routes. We never repeat a route during a single season. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: jay sitkin, 267-664-0939             

Thu May 12, 2016 - "C"vilized Thursday Night Hill Ride.
Level C, 10-13 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. A slower "C" level version of the Thursday night hill ride, we start just after the B-/C+ group and climb the hills of Gladwyne. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Tom Witt, 215-665-5578             

Thu May 12, 2016 - Conshohocken Multi-Level Rides.
Level C+ and B, 13-14 and 14-16 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            

Fri May 13, 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             

Fri May 13, 2016 - BCP's annual SPRING-N2-CYCLING WEEKEND, May 13-15 (3-day tour, Friday-Sunday). Preregistration and payment are required..
Level All levels are welcome. Meet at Quality Inn & Suites of Danville, PA. The ride leaves at 11:00 am. This is BCP's annual 3-day weekend tour package in the Susquehanna Valley of PA. We stay in Danville, PA, between the charming college towns of Lewisburg and Bloomsburg. Complete details are on the right-hand side of BCP's website home page. This tour package includes hotel, meals, rides, parties, cue sheets, snacks, and more. Here is the direct link: http://phillybikeclub.org/newbcp/events/SpringFling2015/springfling2015.pdf Preregistration and payment are required. Please contact the Leader for more information.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Sat May 14, 2016 - Day 2 of 3: BCP's annual SPRING-N2-CYCLING WEEKEND, May 13-15 (3-day tour, Friday-Sunday). Preregistration & payment required..
Level All levels are welcome. Meet at Quality Inn & Suites of Danville, PA. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. This is BCP's annual 3-day weekend tour package in the Susquehanna Valley of PA. We stay in Danville, PA, between the charming college towns of Lewisburg and Bloomsburg. Complete details are on the right-hand side of BCP's website home page. This tour package includes hotel, meals, rides, parties, cue sheets, snacks, and more. Here is the direct link: http://phillybikeclub.org/newbcp/events/SpringFling2015/springfling2015.pdf Preregistration and payment are required. Please contact the Leader for more information.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Sat May 14, 2016 - 👉🚴Bike Ride 2 Valley Forge N P🚵👈 👇.
Level C+, 9-15 mph, 44 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Brie and I are riding, via the Schuylkill Trail, to Valley Forge N P. Come join us when the trees are new and wildlife running around. This is an easy ride, but long, about 22 miles and 2 hours, 1 way; plus any gawking, rest, snack, lunch and bathroom stops, plan on a 6 hour outing, (around 4 hours in the Saddle). There are planed rest stops. This is a causal ride, I don’t race. Anyone can join in from teens 16 to 100. A helmet and water is a must! You’ll also need: a drink and snacks, PLUS a light lunch for a picnic @ VFNP. Bring your ID 🆔 and charge cards 💳, and at least 10💲. Don’t for get your bike lock 🔐. Meet behind the Art Museum by 7:30 AM 🕢. I would like to be on the trail by 8 AM 🕗. Ride will go unless weather forecast call for all day, heavy rain or thunder storms ⚡. If interested email: name & contact info to me Or Brie @ brielle.talarico@gmail.com Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, May 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm.
Leader: Thomas Haney, 267-259-5231 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat May 14, 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 or http://ridewithgps.com/trips/6374986
Leaders: Jeff Diacik, 215-783-8537  Derek Barnes, 610-246-3917 and Shahar Shiff, 215-776-3963            

Sat May 14, 2016 - Progressive D Ride to Bridgeport .
Level D, 10 mph, 35 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. D riders , get ready for Summer cycling by going a little bit farther, a little bit faster with a little bit more confidence and skill on this progressive series D rides on each Saturday of May. Cycle each Saturday over the Schuylkill River Trail to Conshohocken, 25 mile , Bridgeport, 35 miles, Valley Forge, 45 miles, and Phoenixville, 55 miles! Do everyone and the leader will treat you to a beverage at the Steel City Cafe ! This week's progressive D ride is to Bridgeport, PA It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, May 13, 2016 at 9:00 pm.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat May 14, 2016 - 3 Circles Tour (a new addition to the C+ Saturday rides).
Level C+, 12-13 mph, 47 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. A friendly ride that regroups as necessary. Today we'll ride the rolling hills of Montgomery and Delaware counties. Overall average speed should be around 14mph, and we'll maintain a speed of 14.5-16mph on flat terrain and be climbing about 2700'. Bring $ for a food stop which will be determined at about 27 mile point. No one will be dropped. 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. PLEASE NOTE THE LATER START TIME. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13510479 Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13510479
Leader: Joseph M. Pless, 610-937-9010             

Sun May 15, 2016 - Day 3 of 3: BCP's annual SPRING-N2-CYCLING WEEKEND, May 13-15 (3-day tour, Friday-Sunday). Preregistration & payment required..
Level All levels are welcome. Meet at Quality Inn & Suites of Danville, PA. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. This is BCP's annual 3-day weekend tour package in the Susquehanna Valley of PA. Please see the Friday and Saturday listings above, re. details of this weekend tour.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Sun May 15, 2016 - G.R.I.T Ride (General description -- specific details will be posted for each Sunday).
Level B, 14 mph, 35+/- miles. Meet at . The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Bring your 29er, CX, Gravel or equip your road bike with wider tires as we mashup rides across various asphalt, gravel and sometimes dirt terrains. Expect a good challenge as we grind gravel trails and hit a few climbs with great company for no other purpose than to have fun and put in a few unpaved miles.
Leaders: Daniel Operacz, 267-265-9358  and Samer Eid,            

Sun May 15, 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             

Mon May 16, 2016 - Monday "COS" Multi-Level Group Rides in Wayne, PA ( but No Rides on Holidays that Fall on a Monday).
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            

Mon May 16, 2016 - Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Monday Evening Edition.
Level D/D+/C-, 8-12 mph, 15-28 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Scheduled for most Monday evenings throughout the summer. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. Pedal away the stresses of the work day, at a relaxed pace.n We'll cycle on peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery County. We'll be meeting in the small parking lot next to the ball field, and across the street from the high school. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on our return. Occasionally, this Monday night ride from UDHS may be cancelled, if there is a special Tailgate event at the COS ride in Wayne on the same date. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Tue May 17, 2016 - Ride yer Bike Tuesdays.
Level C+ and B, 13.5 +/- and 16 +/- mph, 35-50 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. 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 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 May 17, 2016 - Tuesday Night from North Penn High School.
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, various miles. Meet at North Penn High School - meet behind the school near the bus depot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Tuesday evening C+/B- ride from North Penn High School. We will meet at 6pm every Tuesday evening through the end of September. The rides will begin the season at 13-14mph and increase to occasional 15-16mph rides as the season slowly progresses. The riding distance is determined by the amount of sunlight. Come on out and discover new roads and routes. We never repeat a route during a single season. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: jay sitkin, 267-664-0939             

Tue May 17, 2016 - The Bulldog ride.
Level B, 16-17 mph, 27-32 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Winds thru the Schuylkill Park towards Ambler. On short days we turn left on Stenton Ave then take Joshua Rd to the Bike Path and home. When there is more sun light we cross Stenton, pick up Milia Hill Rd to the bike path and home. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Bruce Taubman, 856-392-9677             

Tue May 17, 2016 - Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Tuesday Evening Edition.
Level D/D+/C-, 8-11 mph, 12-25 miles. Meet at Glenside Public Library parking lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. We'll be meeting in the parking lot adjacent to the library. Enjoy a friendly, non-competitive ride on quiet roads through pretty residential neighborhoods. Occasionally, we'll ride on park trails. Please bring LIGHTS in case we are delayed on our return. This ride is scheduled for 3/4 Tuesdays each month, however, one Tuesday a month (usually, the LAST Tuesday each month), there is no Delightful, Delicious D ride - this leader leads the "Ride to the Monthly Newsletter Mailing Party" instead, from Glenside Library to Center City. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Wed May 18, 2016 - SPECIAL EVENT: Ride to the RIDE OF SILENCE .
Level C+ and B-, 13-15 mph, 25 + miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 5:45 pm. Join us as we to ride to The Ride of Silence in Philadelphia - an 8 mile, 11 mph, silent ride that honors those injured or killed while riding their bikes - http://www.rideofsilence.org/main.php. The ceremony begins at 6:45, and the ride at 7:00. We'll ride in on the flat Schuylkill River Trail and then hit some hills on the roads in Manayunk. Front and rear lights required, as we will be returning after sunset. Please arrive ready to leave at 5:45, as we must leave on time. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7798122 It is optional, but you may preregister until Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm.
Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, 215-913-3246  and Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862. Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Wed May 18, 2016 - Delightful, Delicious Wednesday Evening D/D+/C- Ride - DEFERRED on 5/18, in order to go the RIDE OF SILENCE.
Level D/D+/C-, 9-11 mph, 15-28 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. 5/18 - Regular D ride DEFERRED due to the Ride of Silence. (See above listing.) 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 day's stresses at a relaxed pace. Non-competitive ride on quiet roads through pretty, residential neighborhoods. We'll be meeting in the same parking lot as the "Multi-Paced Rides" listed above. We'll meet in the rear of the parking lot, near the Giant Market. Please bring LIGHTS in case we return close to dark. Cue sheets will not be available. Please note: One Wednesday per month (usually the second Wednesday), Linda cannot lead this ride, due to the BCP Board meeting. Linda will try to arrange another leader for this ride on Board meeting nights. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Wed May 18, 2016 - Flourtown A- Rides.
Level A-/A, 17-20 mph, 25-35+ miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Meet at 5:50pm for a 6pm prompt start; light is precious. Routes on relatively lightly traveled roads in eastern Montgomery County and northwestern Philadelphia. Distance varies depending on the pace of the ride, type of route and available daylight (please bring a rear light for use at dusk, and preferably a front light too) Check the monthly calendar for possible changes or cancellations (rain cancels). Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Raymond P Wynman, 215-816-6211             

Wed May 18, 2016 - Flourtown Shopping Center Wednesday Evening 14-15 mph Ride Group .
Level B-, 14-15 mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. We will try to get the 14-15 mph Flourtown Wednesday evening ride group going again. I will lead 25-50% of the time but will be looking for some other volunteers to also step-up and lead this ride group.This ride will head out to different locations every week. We will ride between 25 and 35 miles
Leader: Thomas G. Madle, 215-233-2578             

Wed May 18, 2016 - Multi-level Phoenixville Dog Rides .
Level B, B-, and C, 11-13, 13-14, 15-16 mph, 20-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:15 pm. Three different paces will be offered: 11-13 mph, 13-14 mph, and 15-16 mph. No one dropped, regroup as necessary. These rides tend to be on the hilly side, compared to other start locations. Come on out and see why the regular riders are so enthusiastic about this ride. This is an excellent workout. Rides start at 6:15 and go until sunset. These rides are scheduled every Wednesday from May 4 until September 28. New this year - on the last Wednesday of each month, the ride will be a Day/Night ride, with lights required.
Leader: Rick Christie, 610-787-1985             

Thu May 19, 2016 - Thursday Night from North Penn High School.
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, various miles. Meet at north Penn High School - meet behind the school near the bus depot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Thursday evening C+/B- ride from North Penn High School. We will meet at 6pm every Tuesday evening through the end of September. The rides will begin the season at 13-14mph and increase to occasional 15-16mph rides as the season slowly progresses. The riding distance is determined by the amount of sunlight. Come on out and discover new roads and routes. We never repeat a route during a single season. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: jay sitkin, 267-664-0939             

Thu May 19, 2016 - "C"vilized Thursday Night Hill Ride.
Level C, 10-13 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. A slower "C" level version of the Thursday night hill ride, we start just after the B-/C+ group and climb the hills of Gladwyne. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Tom Witt, 215-665-5578             

Thu May 19, 2016 - Conshohocken Multi-Level Rides.
Level C+ and B, 13-14 and 14-16 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 19, 2016 - 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             

Fri May 20, 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 May 21, 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 or http://ridewithgps.com/trips/6374986
Leaders: Jeff Diacik, 215-783-8537  Derek Barnes, 610-246-3917 and Shahar Shiff, 215-776-3963            

Sat May 21, 2016 - Scenic Adventure in Hunterdon & Warren Counties, NJ - CO-LEADER WELCOME.
Level C+/B-, 13-14, 15 mph, 81 miles. Meet at D & R trailhead parking lot next to the Bridge Cafe in Frenchtown, NJ. (Bridge St next to the river.). The ride leaves at 8:30 am. This challenging, but invigorating and scenic adventure ride is based on popular routes used by BCP's Dave Z, the Central Bucks Bike Club, the Princeton Freewheelers, and the 2012 Ride of Dreams for Neighborhood Bike Works. Cycle on some very pretty roads (mostly quiet & peaceful, too) in Hunterdon and Warren Counties. From Frenchtown, cycle along the Nishisakawick Creek and the Raritan River** (**2-mile stretch along the river with hard-packed fine gravel - bike-able). Cycle past Sky Manor Airport and Spruce Run Reservoir. Formidable amount of climbing, most (but not all) in the first half of the ride. Total elevation gain is 4300 feet. Please click on the map link to view the elevation profile. The first rest stop is at mile 26, before climbing farther north into Warren County. Sit-down lunch stop at mile 46. The return (southbound) route will be somewhat less challenging. Convenience store stop on the return at mile 62, in the town of Alpha. In addition to quaint small towns, you’ll see wide-open green countryside. Please bring plenty of fluids, energy snacks, and sunblock. We will stop to regroup as needed, e.g., at major turns, tops of climbs. Bringing a CUE SHEET CLIP is highly recommended, in order to keep your cue sheet handy. (Please contact the Leader for info on where to get a cue sheet clip.) No one dropped, but we will try to maintain the advertised pace. This ride will leave promptly, so please arrive at least 15 mins early. Rain cancels. An update will be posted in the event of questionable weather. The scenery on this ride is breathtaking – well worth the early wake-up call and the drive. CO-LEADER WELCOME: If you would like to lead this route at an alternative pace, THANK YOU! Please contact LMc. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4465757 It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11:59 pm.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat May 21, 2016 - Progressive D Ride to Valley Forge .
Level D, 10 mph, 45 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. D riders , get ready for Summer cycling by going a little bit farther, a little bit faster with a little bit more confidence and skill on this progressive series D rides on each Saturday of May. Cycle each Saturday over the Schuylkill River Trail to Conshohocken, 25 mile , Bridgeport, 35 miles, Valley Forge, 45 miles, and Phoenixville, 55 miles! Do everyone and the leader will treat you to a beverage at the Steel City Cafe ! This week's progressive D ride is to Valley Forge, PA Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, May 20, 2016 at 9:00 pm.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat May 21, 2016 - PATS - Northbrook Market.
Level Tandem, 12 mph, 42 miles. Meet at Northbrook Marketplace 1805 Unionville Wawaset Rd, West Chester, PA 19382. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Scenic ride in western Chester County. Starting/finish at Northbrook Market. 42 miles with some hills (2600 ft of climb per Ride with GPS). Bring snacks and plenty of water for the ride. Lunch option after the ride at Northbrook Market. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13060995 It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, May 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm.
Leader: Manny Menendez, 610-291-0625 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun May 22, 2016 - Different Spin on Cumberland County/South Jersey Bay & Belleplain State Forest - CO-LEADER WELCOME.
Level B-, 14-15 mph, 81 miles. Meet at Maurice River Township Elementary School, Port Elizabeth, NJ, on NJ-47 This school is south of Milville. . The ride leaves at 8:30 am. This mostly flat ride along the Delaware Bay is based on a route byTom Hammell of the Princeton Freewheelers, and author of the book “Road Biking in New Jersey”, as well as roads used by BCP Dave and the Jersey Shore Cycle Club. Cycle through quaint small towns in Cumberland County, NJ, across placid lakes, rivers and ponds, past beaches and a wildlife refuge filled with waterfowl, and the East Point Lighthouse. Pass the tranquil Lake Nummy in Belleplain State Forest. Total elevation gain is only 574 feet. In lieu of hills, we should expect headwinds. We will have long continuous stretches without slowing or stopping. We have Wawa rest stops at mile 20 and mile 43, as well as a sit-down lunch stop at mile 61. Please bring plenty of fluids, energy snacks, and sunblock. Bringing a CUE SHEET CLIP is highly recommended, in order to keep your cue sheet handy. (Please contact the Leader for info on where to get a cue sheet clip.) Please email the Leader for directions to the starting point by Saturday evening. An update will be posted Saturday evening, if the weather is questionable. This ride will depart promptly at 8:30, so please arrive at least 15 mins early. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4752169 It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 11:59 pm.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun May 22, 2016 - Ride around the PHL airport (ad-hoc ride) .
Level C-, 10-12 mph, 28 miles. Meet at 22nd and Spring Garden Sts. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Join me for a ride around the Philly airport. We will spin through SW Phila past Bartram Gardens, Fort MIfflin, completing a loop around the airport. A stop to refresh at the Fort and a rest stop at the WaWa at 84th and Bartram. A highlight fo r me is riding underneath a runway along the route. Bring a snack---it's a longish way to the WaWa. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm.
Leader: Owen Sindler, 215-990-3207 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun May 22, 2016 - G.R.I.T Ride (General description -- specific details will be posted for each Sunday).
Level B, 14 mph, 35+/- miles. Meet at . The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Bring your 29er, CX, Gravel or equip your road bike with wider tires as we mashup rides across various asphalt, gravel and sometimes dirt terrains. Expect a good challenge as we grind gravel trails and hit a few climbs with great company for no other purpose than to have fun and put in a few unpaved miles.
Leaders: Daniel Operacz, 267-265-9358  and Samer Eid,            

Sun May 22, 2016 - 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. OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride through Fairmount Park and beyond depending on experience of the assembled riders. There might be some hilly areas, but will reorganize at top of hills. You are allowed to walk up hills as well. Please wear helmet, bring water, $ for mid-ride snack stop. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: George L. Yarnell, 610-626-3338             

Sun May 22, 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             

Mon May 23, 2016 - Monday "COS" Multi-Level Group Rides in Wayne, PA ( but No Rides on Holidays that Fall on a Monday).
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            

Mon May 23, 2016 - Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Monday Evening Edition.
Level D/D+/C-, 8-12 mph, 15-28 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Scheduled for most Monday evenings throughout the summer. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. Pedal away the stresses of the work day, at a relaxed pace.n We'll cycle on peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery County. We'll be meeting in the small parking lot next to the ball field, and across the street from the high school. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on our return. Occasionally, this Monday night ride from UDHS may be cancelled, if there is a special Tailgate event at the COS ride in Wayne on the same date. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Tue May 24, 2016 - Ride yer Bike Tuesdays.
Level C+ and B, 13.5 +/- and 16 +/- mph, 35-50 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. 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 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 May 24, 2016 - Tuesday Night from North Penn High School.
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, various miles. Meet at North Penn High School - meet behind the school near the bus depot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Tuesday evening C+/B- ride from North Penn High School. We will meet at 6pm every Tuesday evening through the end of September. The rides will begin the season at 13-14mph and increase to occasional 15-16mph rides as the season slowly progresses. The riding distance is determined by the amount of sunlight. Come on out and discover new roads and routes. We never repeat a route during a single season. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: jay sitkin, 267-664-0939             

Tue May 24, 2016 - The Bulldog ride.
Level B, 16-17 mph, 27-32 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Winds thru the Schuylkill Park towards Ambler. On short days we turn left on Stenton Ave then take Joshua Rd to the Bike Path and home. When there is more sun light we cross Stenton, pick up Milia Hill Rd to the bike path and home. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Bruce Taubman, 856-392-9677             

Tue May 24, 2016 - Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Tuesday Evening Edition.
Level D/D+/C-, 8-11 mph, 12-25 miles. Meet at Glenside Public Library parking lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. We'll be meeting in the parking lot adjacent to the library. Enjoy a friendly, non-competitive ride on quiet roads through pretty residential neighborhoods. Occasionally, we'll ride on park trails. Please bring LIGHTS in case we are delayed on our return. This ride is scheduled for 3/4 Tuesdays each month, however, one Tuesday a month (usually, the LAST Tuesday each month), there is no Delightful, Delicious D ride - this leader leads the "Ride to the Monthly Newsletter Mailing Party" instead, from Glenside Library to Center City. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Wed May 25, 2016 - Delightful, Delicious "D" (and D+/C-) Ride, Wednesday Evening Edition.
Level D/D+/C-, 9-11 mph, 15-28 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. 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 day's stresses at a relaxed pace. Non-competitive ride on quiet roads through pretty, residential neighborhoods. We'll be meeting in the same parking lot as the "Multi-Paced Rides" listed above. We'll meet in the rear of the parking lot, near the Giant Market. Please bring LIGHTS in case we return close to dark. Cue sheets will not be available. Please note: One Wednesday per month (usually the second Wednesday), Linda cannot lead this ride, due to the BCP Board meeting. Linda will try to arrange another leader for this ride on Board meeting nights. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Wed May 25, 2016 - Flourtown A- Rides.
Level A-/A, 17-20 mph, 25-35+ miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Meet at 5:50pm for a 6pm prompt start; light is precious. Routes on relatively lightly traveled roads in eastern Montgomery County and northwestern Philadelphia. Distance varies depending on the pace of the ride, type of route and available daylight (please bring a rear light for use at dusk, and preferably a front light too) Check the monthly calendar for possible changes or cancellations (rain cancels). Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Raymond P Wynman, 215-816-6211             

Wed May 25, 2016 - Flourtown Shopping Center Wednesday Evening 14-15 mph Ride Group .
Level B-, 14-15 mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. We will try to get the 14-15 mph Flourtown Wednesday evening ride group going again. I will lead 25-50% of the time but will be looking for some other volunteers to also step-up and lead this ride group.This ride will head out to different locations every week. We will ride between 25 and 35 miles
Leader: Thomas G. Madle, 215-233-2578             

Wed May 25, 2016 - Multi-level Phoenixville Dog Rides .
Level B, B-, and C, 11-13, 13-14, 15-16 mph, 20-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:15 pm. Three different paces will be offered: 11-13 mph, 13-14 mph, and 15-16 mph. No one dropped, regroup as necessary. These rides tend to be on the hilly side, compared to other start locations. Come on out and see why the regular riders are so enthusiastic about this ride. This is an excellent workout. Rides start at 6:15 and go until sunset. These rides are scheduled every Wednesday from May 4 until September 28. New this year - on the last Wednesday of each month, the ride will be a Day/Night ride, with lights required.
Leader: Rick Christie, 610-787-1985             

Thu May 26, 2016 - Thursday Night from North Penn High School.
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, various miles. Meet at north Penn High School - meet behind the school near the bus depot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Thursday evening C+/B- ride from North Penn High School. We will meet at 6pm every Tuesday evening through the end of September. The rides will begin the season at 13-14mph and increase to occasional 15-16mph rides as the season slowly progresses. The riding distance is determined by the amount of sunlight. Come on out and discover new roads and routes. We never repeat a route during a single season. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: jay sitkin, 267-664-0939             

Thu May 26, 2016 - "C"vilized Thursday Night Hill Ride.
Level C, 10-13 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. A slower "C" level version of the Thursday night hill ride, we start just after the B-/C+ group and climb the hills of Gladwyne. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Tom Witt, 215-665-5578             

Thu May 26, 2016 - Conshohocken Multi-Level Rides.
Level C+ and B, 13-14 and 14-16 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 26, 2016 - 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             

Fri May 27, 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 May 28, 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 or http://ridewithgps.com/trips/6374986
Leaders: Jeff Diacik, 215-783-8537  Derek Barnes, 610-246-3917 and Shahar Shiff, 215-776-3963            

Sat May 28, 2016 - Mostly Flat Century+ on Maryland's Eastern Shore (w/short-cut options available).
Level B-, 14-15 mph, 109 miles. Meet at Main parking lot of Washington College, on MD-213 in Chestertown, MD.. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Century trek on mostly flat-to-gently-rolling roads from Chestertown, MD, north to Chesapeake City (along the C & D Canal), across the Mason Dixon line to quaint Middletown and Odessa, DE, then returning to Maryland's Eastern Shore. Cycle mostly on lightly traveled roads with wide shoulders. Total elevation gain is 2164 feet. We'll pass through charming small towns, and cross the scenic Sassafras and Bohemia Rivers. Rest stops available at mile 19 (Galena), 39 (Chesapeake City), 51 (Wawa in Middletown, DE), 61 (Wawa north of Odessa). On the return, we can stop in Galena again at mile 88. Stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain 14mph, as advertised. SHORT-CUT OPTION: On the return, staying straight on 213 South directly to Chestertown will shave off several miles. Please note: in lieu of hill-climbing, we'll have HEADWINDS for part of the route. Please bring sunblock, due to minimal shade. Please allow at least 90 mins drive time from Philadelphia (I-95S to DE-1, DE-299W to US-301S into MD. US-301 to MD-291 to MD-213) . Ride will depart promptly at 8:30. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4784571 It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, May 27, 2016 at 11:59 pm.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat May 28, 2016 - Progressive D Ride to Phoenixville, PA.
Level D, 10 mph, 55 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. D riders , get ready for Summer cycling by going a little bit farther, a little bit faster with a little bit more confidence and skill on this progressive series D rides on each Saturday of May. Cycle each Saturday over the Schuylkill River Trail to Conshohocken, 25 mile , Bridgeport, 35 miles, Valley Forge, 45 miles, and Phoenixville, 55 miles! Do everyone and the leader will treat you to a beverage at the Steel City Cafe ! This week's progressive D ride is to Phoenixville, PA. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, May 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat May 28, 2016 - Waffatopia! .
Level B, 13.5 mph, 60 miles. Meet at Spring Mill Train Station (parking lot near bike trail). The ride leaves at 9:05 am. A ride through central Chester County to the Artisan Exchange in West Chester. The Artisan Exchange is a small business collaboration that features local food entrepreneurs. The ride will also have two other water stops. 3300' of climbing Cue sheets will be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, May 27, 2016 at 11:59 pm.
Leader: Richard L. Wagner, 267-738-6405 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun May 29, 2016 - Explore the SRT to Reading .
Level D+, 9-14 mph, 89 miles. Meet at Elwood Train Station--end of the line. There is a platform for getting on and the train. The ride leaves at 8:40 am. Ride to Reading along the SRT. OWLS (older, wiser, longer, slower) paced ride. There will be a late brunch stop along the way and a late lunch stop in or near Reading. We might stop for a dinner stop as well. It is a long ride with some nice hills, overlooks of the upper Schyllkill River Valley. Bring water, $ for stops, extra tube, helmet, and front and rear lights ( we will need lights as we approach our starting point.) Check back to this site for last minute changes to the schedule. . Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, May 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm.
Leader: George L. Yarnell, 610-626-3338 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun May 29, 2016 - G.R.I.T Ride (General description -- specific details will be posted for each Sunday).
Level B, 14 mph, 35+/- miles. Meet at . The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Bring your 29er, CX, Gravel or equip your road bike with wider tires as we mashup rides across various asphalt, gravel and sometimes dirt terrains. Expect a good challenge as we grind gravel trails and hit a few climbs with great company for no other purpose than to have fun and put in a few unpaved miles.
Leaders: Daniel Operacz, 267-265-9358  and Samer Eid,            

Sun May 29, 2016 - 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 12:03 pm. OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride through Fairmont Park and beyond depending on the group assembled. Wear helmet-required, sunscreen-recommended. Bring water, $ for mid ride snack stop, good humor, and an extra tube for your tires. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Chuck Herbert,              

Sun May 29, 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             

Mon May 30, 2016 - The Memorial Day Ride.
Level B+ thru C, 13-14 mph, 40 miles. Meet at Narberth Park in Narberth, PA. The ride leaves at 8:45 am. After long and arduous debates with my personal staff, it was decided to cancel the Mix 'n Match part of Memorial Day festivities. The ride, however, is still on. Same tough little route as previous years through the main line hills of suburban Philadelphia, with an outdoor food stop planned for the Wegman's in K of P. PS: The start in Narberth Park is near the basketball courts, at the bathrooms on Haverford Ave. Cue sheets will be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm.
Leader: Richard L. Wagner, 267-738-6405 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Mon May 30, 2016 - No COS Rides Today - Memorial Day - COS Site Closed.
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. No rides today. COS is closed for the Memorial Day holiday. See you next Monday! Cue sheets will be available.
Leaders: Thomas G. Madle, 215-233-2578  John W. Moser, 610-630-8078 and Michael Lefkowitz, 610-687-2923            

Mon May 30, 2016 - Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Monday Evening Edition.
Level D/D+/C-, 8-12 mph, 15-28 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Scheduled for most Monday evenings throughout the summer. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. Pedal away the stresses of the work day, at a relaxed pace.n We'll cycle on peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery County. We'll be meeting in the small parking lot next to the ball field, and across the street from the high school. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on our return. Occasionally, this Monday night ride from UDHS may be cancelled, if there is a special Tailgate event at the COS ride in Wayne on the same date. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Tue May 31, 2016 - Ride yer Bike Tuesdays.
Level C+ and B, 13.5 +/- and 16 +/- mph, 35-50 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. 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 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 May 31, 2016 - Tuesday Night from North Penn High School.
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, various miles. Meet at North Penn High School - meet behind the school near the bus depot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Tuesday evening C+/B- ride from North Penn High School. We will meet at 6pm every Tuesday evening through the end of September. The rides will begin the season at 13-14mph and increase to occasional 15-16mph rides as the season slowly progresses. The riding distance is determined by the amount of sunlight. Come on out and discover new roads and routes. We never repeat a route during a single season. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: jay sitkin, 267-664-0939             

Tue May 31, 2016 - The Bulldog ride.
Level B, 16-17 mph, 27-32 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Winds thru the Schuylkill Park towards Ambler. On short days we turn left on Stenton Ave then take Joshua Rd to the Bike Path and home. When there is more sun light we cross Stenton, pick up Milia Hill Rd to the bike path and home. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Bruce Taubman, 856-392-9677             

Tue May 31, 2016 - Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Tuesday Evening Edition.
Level D/D+/C-, 8-11 mph, 12-25 miles. Meet at Glenside Public Library parking lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. We'll be meeting in the parking lot adjacent to the library. Enjoy a friendly, non-competitive ride on quiet roads through pretty residential neighborhoods. Occasionally, we'll ride on park trails. Please bring LIGHTS in case we are delayed on our return. This ride is scheduled for 3/4 Tuesdays each month, however, one Tuesday a month (usually, the LAST Tuesday each month), there is no Delightful, Delicious D ride - this leader leads the "Ride to the Monthly Newsletter Mailing Party" instead, from Glenside Library to Center City. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Tue May 31, 2016 - Monthly QR Mailing Party.
Level All. Meet at Cozen O'Connor, 1650 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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