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Thu July 28, 2016 - CANCELLED Lori's Birthday see you next 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 July 28, 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 July 28, 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
Thu July 28, 2016 - CANCELLED Thursday Night Hill Ride.
Level B-/C+, 13.5-15 mph, 25-30 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. A moderately hilly ride conquering 3 Main Line hills that regroups at the top of each climb. As the days lengthen, so does the ride and we should be nearing 30 miles by July. No riders doing the listed pace will be dropped. 50% chance of rain between 6:00 and 8:00 cancels the ride Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Joe Lubeck, 610-291-3014 and Chris McEntee, (585) 355-3631
Thu July 28, 2016 - CANCELLED in light of Thunderstorm Warning "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 6:01 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
Fri July 29, 2016 - Friday Frolic w/Linda. ICE CREAM ON A HOT DAY. UDHS to Tabora's in Chalfont. .
Level B-/C+, 13-15 mph, 55 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. For 7/29: Pretty loop from Upper Dublin High School to Tabora's in Chalfont for lunch, as well as some creamy, frozen refreshment. Due to the weather forecast of the continuing heat wave, we;ll try to leave by 9:15 am. Cue sheets will be provided. Total elevation gain is 2755 feet, no extreme climbing. Please click on the route map link to view the elevation profile. The lunch & ice cream stop at Tabora's is at mile 23. On the outbound, there are places to take a quick bathroom/snack break at mile 16. After lunch at Tabora's, we'll cycle around the perimeter of peaceful Lake Galena. On the return, there are optional Wawa stops if needed, at mile 38 (Colmar), or 44 (North Wales). GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Enjoy scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. Explore pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties -- Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, etc. Starting points will vary, so that we can cycle through different regions. 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. 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. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/8604657 It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, July 29, 2016 at 7:45 am.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862 . Optionally Preregister.
Fri July 29, 2016 - BCP DISPLAY TENT & MEMBERS APPRECIATION NIGHT at the Friday Night Races at the Velodrome (SOCIAL event, NOT a ride) FREE tickets for the first ten (10) members who contact the Leader by 5:00pm on Friday..
Level ALL are welcome. Meet at Valley Preferred Cycling Center (the Velodrome), 1151 Mosser Road, Breinigsville, PA 18031 (Trexlertown). The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. MEMBERS APPRECIATION NIGHT: The first ten (10) members who contact the Leader by 5:00pm on Friday will receive FREE tickets for general admission seating. BCP will have a display tent in the plaza of the Valley Preferred Cycling Center (aka, the Velodrome) in Trexlertown, during the Friday Night Races, sponsored by Bicycling Magazine. Gates open for Happy Hour at 6:00pm, but the ACTUAL RACES DO NOT BEGIN UNTIL 7:30pm, allowing time to get there after work. BCP will be exhibiting here to promote our club's membership benefits, as well as rides and upcoming events. The racing program for 7/29 includes the chase for the Kieran Cup, and there will be family- and kid-friendly entertainment between races. There will also be a live band playing in the plaza during Happy Hour. General Admission tickets are $5/person. Every seat has a great view of the track. In addition to the Breakaway Cafe, there is a souvenir booth, where visitors can purchase Velodrome merchandise. There are also other exhibitors in the plaza, where you can participate in raffle drawings.. Come join us for an exciting evening! DRIVING TO TREXLERTOWN: Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike (I-476 N) to I-78/US-22 West to PA-100 South. Driving directions and racing & venue details are available here: www.thevelodrome.com. Depending on traffic, please allow 75 mins travel time. (The return trip home is much quicker, due to less traffic.) VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you are able to volunteer at the BCP tent, either for set-up (~5:15), or for staffing the booth and greeting visitors, or, for packing up at loading the van at the end of the evening, THANK YOU for your help. Please contact Linda, re. volunteering. The on-line route map is http://thevelodrome.com/us/directions/ It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, July 29, 2016 at 8:00 am.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862 . Optionally Preregister.
Sat July 30, 2016 - Toss of the dice - NOTE EARLIER START TIME.
Level C+, 13-14.5 mph, 45-60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:00 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. 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
Sat July 30, 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 July 30, 2016 - Burlington, NJ.
Level D, 10 mph, 45 miles. Meet at Penn Treaty Park, N Delaware Ave and Beach St. . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. We will ride to Burlington, NJ, taking the Philadelphia side up to the Tacony Palmyra Bridge and walking our bikes over the bridge. Then heading north to our designation, cycling as close to the river's edge. There is a great NJ style dinner just on the eastern edge of town for lunch. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037
Sun July 31, 2016 - Sandy Hook Seashore Trek. CO-LEADER WELCOME. .
Level B-, 14-15 mph, 70 miles. Meet at Visitor Center of Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Route 33 Business, Manalapan, NJ. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Picturesque adventure ride from Central NJ to Sandy Hook, a 1665-acre barrier peninsula which protrudes into the bay between NJ & NY. Sandy Hook offers a view of the Manhattan skyline, as well as 7 miles of beaches, a lighthouse, and a holly forest. Shortly before reaching the seashore, we'll stop at the Mt. Mitchell Scenic Overlook County Park, which includes a memorial to the heroes of 9-11. This county park provides a spectacular overlook of Sandy Hook Bay and the NYC skyline. The route to & from Sandy Hook will take us along the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers, as well as the Swimming River Reservoir. Beginning and ending portions of the route are rolling, with a few brisk climbs, but we will stop to regroup as needed. Total elevation gain is 2189 feet. Middle portion of the route (near and on the beach) is flat. Food stops at mile 25 and 45, + an optional Rita's Water Ice stop at mile 62, near the finish. DRIVING DIRECTIONS to the starting point (Visitor Center of Monmouth Battlefield State Park): 1) NJ Turnpike North to Exit 8/Hightstown & Freehold. 2) From Exit 8 ramp, turn right onto NJ-33 East/Franklin St. Stay on 33 East. 3) After crossing CR 527/Millhurst Rd, NJ-33 will split into Business and Expressway. Take the right-lane exit for 33 Business, then bear right at bottom of ramp for 33 Bus East. Look for sign for Monmouth Battlefield Visitor Center. Turn left into Visitor Center entrance. Parking lot is at the end of a long driveway. Please allow at least 75 mins driving time from Phila. The map link provided below (you can zoom in) will show the start/finish point, the whole route, and the elevation profile. CO-LEADER WELCOME: If you would like to lead this route at an alternative speed, please contact the Leader. Thank you! Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/9454582 It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11:59 pm.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862 . Optionally Preregister.
Sun July 31, 2016 - Scenic Summer Sunday Afternoon D Ride.
Level D, 10-12 mph mph, 15-25 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Join us for a Scenic Sunday D ride - a leisurely ride for novice riders and cagey veterans alike (OWLS). New riders and those new to Philadelphia are welcome. Lots of tips on city cycling. Today's ride will take us over the Schuykill River six times -- up the Cynwyd Trail, where we'll stop for coffee, ice tea, and smoothies before coming down Righter's Ferry Road to cross the new Pencoyd Bridge. We'll cross Falls Bridge again on the way back to West Fairmount Park, before we finally cross the scenic and historic Strawberry Mansion bridge and pass the mansions of the East Park to return to the Art Museum. 10 miles out, 8 miles back -- all in 3 hours, including our cafe stop. 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 our cafe stop. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 9:00 am.
Leader: Chuck Herbert, . Optionally Preregister.
Sun July 31, 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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