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Fri January 20, 2017 - 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 January 21, 2017 - Valley Forge Winter Ride: Saturday Edition.
Level B, 13.5 mph, 35 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Every Saturday thru March we will ride 17.5 miles to Kimberton Wholefood store in Kimberton for an indoor coffee break, the ride 17.5 miles back to Valley Forge. Plan is to be back in VF by noon. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Richard L. Wagner, 267-738-6405             

Sat January 21, 2017 - Pauline's Deli in Norristown .
Level D, 10 mph, 35 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Discovery of this sensational restaurant in Norristown on E Main St, wants us to return again and again. Perfect second breakfast place. Straight out and back on the Schuylkill River Trail. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, January 20, 2017 at 9:00 pm.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat January 21, 2017 - 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 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
Leaders: Jeff Diacik, 215-783-8537  Derek Barnes, 610-246-3917 and Shahar Shiff, 215-776-3963            

Sat January 21, 2017 - Toss of the dice.
Level C+, 13-14.5 mph, 45-60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:15 am. Friendly C+ ride with, but not limited to, the following destinations: 1. Ambler 2. Whole Foods North Wales 3. Wegman's King of Prussia 4. Whole Foods Devon 5. Ridley Creek State Park area. BE SURE TO CHECK THE DAILY RIDE CALENDAR FOR RIDE LEADER AND DESTINATION INFORMATION. Bring money for lunch. Nobody is dropped. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Indication that cue sheets and/or GPS navigational information will be available no later than 24 hours prior to departure
Leader: Gene Sobel, 215-964-4884             

Sat January 21, 2017 - Annual Members' TRAVELOGUE Meeting (Indoor Social Event, NOT a ride) .
Level ALL are welcome. Meet at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 West Willow Grove Ave, Phila., 19118, in the Haber Room, first floor of Wissahickon Hall. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. MEMBERS’ TRAVELOGUE MEETING. ALL members are warmly welcome to attend this social gathering -- a presentation by several club members about their cycling tours & trips. We'll share photos and memories of bike trips, from around the USA and far corners of the world. Light refreshments will be served. If you have photos & stories of bike journeys you’d like to share with your cycling pals, please contact Linda McGrane or Vince Calkins ASAP, preferably by Friday, Jan. 13. If you can assemble your photos on a USB flash drive and submit them in advance, this would be ideal. VENUE: Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 West Willow Grove Ave, Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill), 19118. We'll be meeting in the Haber Room, on the first floor of Wissahickon Hall. Wissahickon Hall is the large, stately, gray stone building directly across from the Philadelphia Cricket Club and tennis courts. Parking: there is a free parking lot immediately adjacent to Wissahickon Hall. PUBLIC TRANSIT: Wissahickon Hall is 1-2 blocks from the St. Martin train station on Willow Grove Ave near Seminole St. REFRESHMENTS will be served. Meet & Greet with refreshments will begin at 6:00pm. Program begins at 6:35.. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you are available to volunteer to help with this event (for set-up or clean-up), please contact Linda ASAP. Thank you for volunteering! Thanks to Vince Calkins for organizing the technical presentations, and Mike Olszewski, for organizing the refreshments. If you are planning to join us at this event, please use the "Preregistration" link here to RSVP, so that we can plan the correct amount of refreshments. Hope to see you at the Travelogue! It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, January 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm.
Leaders: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862  Vince Calkins, and Michael J Olszewski, 215-932-8586. Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun January 22, 2017 - Valley Forge Winter Ride: Sunday Edition.
Level B, 13.5 mph, 35 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Every Sunday thru March we will ride 17.5 miles to Hennings Market in Harleysville for an indoor coffee break, then ride 17.5 mile back to Valley Forge. Plan is to be back in VF by noon. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Richard L. Wagner, 267-738-6405             

Sun January 22, 2017 - Kayuh Pedalers: Winter Rides.
Level D, C-, 8-15 mph, 10-25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycle and Cafe, 19th and W Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Casual rides, weather permitting, rain, snow, ice, temperature. Start with a coffee, and warm up with coffee @ the end. Remember, DRESS for the weather. BCP rules apply. 18 years and older. The route will be determined by number of people who show up and where they would like to go. Ride will be between the distance listed above. Contact email below or www.Kayuhbicycles.com, for more details. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Thomas Haney, 267-259-5231             

Sun January 22, 2017 - Hike the Wissahickon: Diogenes Edition .
Level No, there will be ups and downs, 2.5 mph, 7 to 8 miles. Meet at Valley Green Inn. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Diogenes was a Greek philosopher with many eccentricities, such as living rough in a discarded water barrel. (I guess they hadn't invented appliance boxes yet.) When visited by Alexander the Great, he scolded the emperor for standing so as to block his sunlight. Diogenes was an affirmed Cynic and had the habit of carrying a lantern at all hours of the day and night. "I am just looking for an honest man", he would say. Some may recall Sherlock Holmes brother, Mycroft, spent all his days at the Diogenes Club where he unofficially ran the British Government. Speaking in the lounge of the Club was strictly forbidden. So put on your hiking boots, grab your lantern and join us for a seven to eight mile search for an honest man in the Wissahickon Gorge. It's as good a place to look as any and at least we'll get some fresh air and exercise. Hope you can make it! The on-line route map is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diogenes
Leaders: Stephen A. Muth, 215-692-3585  and Helen Muth, 267 567 7646            

Sun January 22, 2017 - Sunny Sunday D Ride.
Level D, 10-12 mph, 18-22 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Easy ride in and around Fairmount Park Safety and equipment instruction provided as needed. Helmet, tube for tire and water required. Snack stop along the way. We will regroup as needed. Adverse weather (precipitation, temps below freezing ) cancels, so check the website in advance. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Dennis M. Schilling, 215-677-0291             

Sun January 22, 2017 - Sunny Sunday C Spinoff .
Level C, 11-12 ish mph. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles, usually with a lunch or snack stop. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign.
Leader: Tom Witt, 215-665-5578             

Sun January 22, 2017 - 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. 26. (Leader will be away cross-country skiing on 2/26). This ride will resume on March 5. 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             

Tue January 24, 2017 - Conshohocken Night Lights Rides - 25 +/- miles. 13-14+ MPH .
Level C, 13-14 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Is spinning too boring a way to maintain your riding fitness level? Join us on Tuesday nights for a ride down the SRT to the Art Museum and back. We leave from the Jacobs Engineering parking lot on Ash Street on the left closest to the river and ride to the Art Museum via Umbria Street, Main Street Manayunk, and, if there are enough of us, MLK Drive. There is a brief stop at Lloyd Hall. Other paces may be offered if there is a leader. Strong headlamp (200 lumen minimum), and tail light are required as is reflective clothing. Rain, Snow or Ice on the trail or roads, and daytime high below freezing will cancel the ride.
Leader: John A.  Dwyer, 215 901-5810             

Wed January 25, 2017 - Phoenixville Nighttime Dog Ride.
Level B-, 13.5-14.5 mph, 30-38 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. The Phoenixville nighttime dog rides continue until daylight savings time begins. Come join us for beautiful rides on low-traffic roads A strong headlight and taillight are required. No one dropped, regroup as necessary, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace on rolling to hilly terrain. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18094160
Leader: Rick Christie, 610-787-1985             

Fri January 27, 2017 - 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 January 28, 2017 - Valley Forge Winter Ride: Saturday Edition.
Level B, 13.5 mph, 35 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Every Saturday thru March we will ride 17.5 miles to Kimberton Wholefood store in Kimberton for an indoor coffee break, the ride 17.5 miles back to Valley Forge. Plan is to be back in VF by noon. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Richard L. Wagner, 267-738-6405             

Sat January 28, 2017 - Narberth, PA .
Level D, 10 mph, 20 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Who knows how cold it will be so let's good short. The French Bakery in Narberth, PA will do just fine. Return via Rock Hill Rd, Cynwyd Heritage Trail and the Pencoyd Bridge. Bundle up because only rain, snow or icey road conditions cancels ride, not temperature! Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, January 27, 2017 at 9:00 pm.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat January 28, 2017 - 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 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
Leaders: Jeff Diacik, 215-783-8537  Derek Barnes, 610-246-3917 and Shahar Shiff, 215-776-3963            

Sat January 28, 2017 - Toss of the dice.
Level C+, 13-14.5 mph, 45-60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:15 am. Friendly C+ ride with, but not limited to, the following destinations: 1. Ambler 2. Whole Foods North Wales 3. Wegman's King of Prussia 4. Whole Foods Devon 5. Ridley Creek State Park area. BE SURE TO CHECK THE DAILY RIDE CALENDAR FOR RIDE LEADER AND DESTINATION INFORMATION. Bring money for lunch. Nobody is dropped. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Indication that cue sheets and/or GPS navigational information will be available no later than 24 hours prior to departure
Leader: Joseph M. Pless, 610-937-9010             

Sun January 29, 2017 - Breakfast ride to Mayfair Diner (ad-hoc ride) .
Level C-, 10-11 mph, 20 miles. Meet at 22nd and Spring Garden Sts. The ride leaves at 8:55 am. Join me for a ride to the Mayfair Diner in the NE. Great pancakes and the bottomless cup of coffee. This is primarily a city ride. We will return via Cheltenham, Olney, and N Phila. We will sign in at 8:55 and be on the road at 9. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 8:00 pm.
Leader: Owen Sindler, 215-990-3207 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun January 29, 2017 - Valley Forge Winter Ride: Sunday Edition.
Level B, 13.5 mph, 35 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Every Sunday thru March we will ride 17.5 miles to Hennings Market in Harleysville for an indoor coffee break, then ride 17.5 mile back to Valley Forge. Plan is to be back in VF by noon. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Richard L. Wagner, 267-738-6405             

Sun January 29, 2017 - Kayuh Pedalers: Winter Rides.
Level D, C-, 8-15 mph, 10-25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycle and Cafe, 19th and W Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Casual rides, weather permitting, rain, snow, ice, temperature. Start with a coffee, and warm up with coffee @ the end. Remember, DRESS for the weather. BCP rules apply. 18 years and older. The route will be determined by number of people who show up and where they would like to go. Ride will be between the distance listed above. Contact email below or www.Kayuhbicycles.com, for more details. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Thomas Haney, 267-259-5231             

Sun January 29, 2017 - Hike the Wissahickon.
Level intermediate hike, 6-8 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Please join us on a hike in the beautiful Wissahickon Gorge of Fairmount Park. Most of the hike will be on trails, but we can direct you to Forbidden Drive if you would like a less strenuous or shorter route. Hiking is easier with hiking boots or shoes. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to join us. It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 10:00 pm.
Leaders: Debbie Hoellein, 215-833-5545  and Linda Mueller, 215-646-5718. Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun January 29, 2017 - Sunny Sunday D Ride.
Level D, 9-12 mph, 12-24 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. OWLS (Older,Wiser,Longer,Slower) paced winter ride through Fairmount Park and beyond depending on the experience of the riders. Dress in layers for proper warmth, wear helmet. Bring $ for midride snack to warm up, extra tube and water. Look at BCP Ride Daily Ride List for any changes due to weather. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm.
Leader: George L. Yarnell, 610-626-3338 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun January 29, 2017 - Sunny Sunday C Spinoff .
Level C, 11-12 ish mph. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles, usually with a lunch or snack stop. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign.
Leader: Chuck Martin, 215-923-1887             

Sun January 29, 2017 - 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. 26. (Leader will be away cross-country skiing on 2/26). This ride will resume on March 5. 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             

Tue January 31, 2017 - Conshohocken Night Lights Rides - 25 +/- miles. 13-14+ MPH .
Level C, 13-14 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Is spinning too boring a way to maintain your riding fitness level? Join us on Tuesday nights for a ride down the SRT to the Art Museum and back. We leave from the Jacobs Engineering parking lot on Ash Street on the left closest to the river and ride to the Art Museum via Umbria Street, Main Street Manayunk, and, if there are enough of us, MLK Drive. There is a brief stop at Lloyd Hall. Other paces may be offered if there is a leader. Strong headlamp (200 lumen minimum), and tail light are required as is reflective clothing. Rain, Snow or Ice on the trail or roads, and daytime high below freezing will cancel the ride.
Leader: John A.  Dwyer, 215 901-5810             

Tue January 31, 2017 - 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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