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Fri July 25, 2014 - Friday Frolic w/Linda -- Wayne to Chadds Ford, + MINI-TAILGATE PARTY after the ride.
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 53 miles. Meet at Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Challenging but scenic loop from Wayne, through western Delaware County and eastern Chester County, mostly on green country roads. Rest stops at WAWAs at mile points 19 and 41. Optional 3rd stop if needed (also at a Wawa). Rolling to hilly terrain, with some flat stretches here & there on peaceful Creek Rd. Total elevation gain is 3900 ft. We will stop to regroup as needed. We'll pass a few horse farms and country clubs, too. If you are not familiar with the Church of the Saviour ride start location, we cyclists meet in the rear parking lot, near the athletic field. MINI-TAILGATE PARTY for post-ride merriment: Leader will bring assorted soft drinks and snacks. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1624426
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Fri July 25, 2014 - 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 9:31 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 July 26, 2014 - Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride.
Level B+, 16-17 mph, 40-55 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles back parking lot, Narberth, PA. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Great roads with low traffic. Narberth through Bryn Mawr and out to Waynesborough Country Club. Then south to Ridley Creek State Park. Back through Villanova (and Gladwyne if the group wants more hills). No one gets dropped. Speed determined by the group. Bring a snack for brief mid-ride break. Rain cancels. Consider the on-line route approximate. Leave at 8:05AM. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1940076
Leaders: Jeff Diacik, 215-783-8537  and Derek Barnes, 610-246-3917            

Sat July 26, 2014 - Saturday B/B+ ride from the Art Museum.
Level B+, 17-18 mph, 61 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:45 am. We are a friendly B ride that stops at traffic lights and does not drop riders who can ride the advertised pace. Our rolling speed on flat terrain is 18-20 mph. Bring $ for a snack near the midpoint in West Point. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2873295 It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 7:00 am.
Leader: Scott Johnson, 215-530-2119 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat July 26, 2014 - C the Airport via Kingsessing.
Level C, 12 ish mph, 36 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Rework of my Airport loop through University City and Kingsessing. After we see a few airplanes, H2O stop at WAWA Deluxe. Then a peek at the Southbound start of the Bicyclists Baltimore Pike (if you take the whole route, it goes from Cobbs Creek to Swarthmore). We will loop around through Lansdowne then back via Pine Street in West Philly to the South Street Bridge and Fini, the Art Museum. Whole buncha Philly neighborhoods and the Airport. Just the one H2O stop at the halfway point, so bring 2 full water bottles to the start. START LOCATION: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6338332 Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Michael Fuller, 484-682-4562             

Sat July 26, 2014 - Saturday B- Ride to Malvern.
Level B-, 15-16 mph, 55 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. We are meeting at the Italian Fountain by the Art Museum, and headed to Malvern today. This will be a 55 mile loop, and should anticipate returning between 2-3pm pending any issues. We will regroup as nesecary as long as the group keeps the advertised B- pace. If you are not sure about this pace, or concerned about your ability, there is a C-ride leaving the Art Museum 15 minutes earlier at 9am (see group rides for details). Total elevation for the ride will be 2,800 feet. There will be a 5 minute water break at mile 21, and lunch at Wawa at mile 29. We will take our food to the park to eat about 3 blocks away, so bring a bag, or purchase wisely. Cue sheets will be available, and you can view and/or download the route to your GPS at the web link provided. Rain before 8am, or after 12pm cancels the ride. Check this posting daily for changes prior to the ride. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4787828 It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 8:00 am.
Leader: Bill Wright, 610-592-4477 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat July 26, 2014 - Radnor Romp.
Level C+, 12-14 mph, 50 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. This scenic ride will take us through Radnor and West Chester past horse farms over mostly rolling and wooded roads with some manageable hills. We'll take a 15 minute break at the super Wawa in West Chester. There is no cue sheet for this ad-hoc ride. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Joseph M. Pless, 610-937-9010             

Sat July 26, 2014 - Family Bike Ride: Perkiomen Trail (Phoenixville to Collegeville).
Level D, 8-10 mph, +/- 10 miles. Meet at Pawlings Rd and Station Ave, Phoenixville, PA. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Enjoy a relaxed-pace, family-friendly bike ride on the crushed-gravel Perkiomen Trail from Phoenixville to Collegeville and back. We will take short snack breaks along the way as needed. Route is about 5 miles each way with a sack lunch break in the middle. Hybrid bikes welcome! Total ride time is around 2 hours including lunch. Please wear comfortable clothing for the weather. Please bring at least one full water bottle for each bike, at least 2 small snacks (trail mix/GORP, Goldfish, bananas, etc), a sack lunch, a spare tube/flat repair kit, sunscreen, your helmet, and your bike. All riders under 18 must ride with a responsible adult and be strong enough to ride the distance. Questions are most welcome! Please reach out! Cancellation Policy: >50% rain for Saturday morning 9am-12Noon will cancel the ride. Decision will be made by 8am Saturday morning. Meet at the parking lot at the corner of Pawlings Rd and Station Ave in Phoenixville, PA at 10am. Please note: there are NO bathrooms at the start but may be along the trail a bit further up. Pre-register so I know to look for you! Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/468141970 It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, July 25, 2014 at 8:00 pm.
Leader: Laura Kelly, 303-521-2633 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat July 26, 2014 - BCP Tabling @ Lloyd Hall.
Level Not a ride. Meet at Lloyd Hall. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. BCP will have a table setup @ Lloyd Hall on 7/26 from 10-2. We will be meeting the public and promoting our Club. We will have club pamphlets and post cards for the Century to distribute. If you would like to volunteer for a one hour shift, please contact either Tim Carey @ tbikenurse@aol.com or Owen Sindler @ sindlero@gmail.com. If you are riding in the Park, please stop by and say hello. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Owen Sindler, 215-990-3207  and Tim Carey, 267-414-9037            

Sun July 27, 2014 - Sandy Hook Seashore Trek. CARPOOLING AVAILABLE. CO-LEADER WELCOME WEATHER UPDATE: ride is still ON. (See below for details.).
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 8:45 am. WEATHER UPDATE: According to Accuweather.com, we have a good window for dry weather from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Ride is still ON. 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. 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. CARPOOLING INFO: Leader will be at Upper Dublin High School at Ft. Washington & Loch Alsh (close to 309 & PA Turnpike) at 7:00am. Leader can accommodate one passenger, but several bikes, in back of van. From UDHS, we'll take PA Turnpike East to connect with NJ Turnpike. 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/1438735 It is optional, but you may preregister until Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 11:59 pm.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun July 27, 2014 - CANCELLED Sunny Sunday D Ride.
Level D, 8-12 mph, 16-24 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Introductory ride for those new to riding or looking to improve riding skills and fitness for the C rides. Ride will be in the Fairmount Park area, will regroup as needed and be tailored to the abilities of those participating. You will need a helmet, water, and a tube for your tire. A snack is strongly recommended, as we may not stop for food. Safety and equipment instruction provided as needed. Rain at the start cancels.
Leader: Christopher Allan Shelton, 484-557-8627             

Sun July 27, 2014 - Sunday C Spinoff.
Level C, 25-35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. A friendly C ride which cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles, usually with a lunch stop. All welcome.
Leader: Ben Sears, 215-844-3784             

Mon July 28, 2014 - BCP Tailgate Pizza Party Tonight After the COS Multi-Level Rides Are Finished.
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. Tonight all riders are invited to stay for the post ride pizza tailgate party. Free pizza for all riders! Bad weather ( threat of thunderstorms) cancels the pizza party but not the rides 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 July 29, 2014 - Ride yer Bike Tuesdays.
Level C+ and B, 13.5 +/- and 15.5 +/- mph, 35-50 miles. Meet at Ft. Washington State Park, Flourtown Picnic Area. 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 some new routes. Check back a few days prior to the ride for an updated listing for the ride's details: destination, distance, terrain and whether both paces will be offered. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the average pace. Will usually have a sit-down lunch stop. Check with ride leaders if forecast is iffy. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, 215-913-3246  and Howard Haber, 610-715-2881            

Tue July 29, 2014 - Ride to the Monthly Newsletter Mailing Party - August newsletter.
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 29 miles. Meet at Glenside Public Library parking lot. The ride leaves at 5:15 pm. Ride to and from the monthly Quick Release mailing party downtown at Cozen O'Connor @ 1900 Market St, to help Tom Witt and his crew with preparing to mail the new issue of the newsletter. Part of the route will include the Schuylkill River Trail along Kelly Drive, and some Center City streets with bike lanes. Please bring LOCKS, and LIGHTS for the return trip.. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2100051 It is optional, but you may preregister until Monday, July 28, 2014 at 11:59 pm.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Tue July 29, 2014 - Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Tuesday Evening Edition - DEFERRED for 7/29, due to RIDE TO NEWSLETTER MAILING PARTY.
Level D/D+/C-, 8-11 mph, 12-25 miles. Meet at Glenside Public Library parking lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. DEFERRED FOR 7/29 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. 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), this leader leads the "Ride to the Newsletter Mailing Party" instead. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Tue July 29, 2014 - Teusday night Bulldog ride.
Level B, 16 to 17 mph, 30 -35 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Ride thru the park towards Ambler. Depending on daylight available will either turn left at Stenton and pick up the bike path at Conshohocken or cross Stenton and continue for another 2 to 3miles No cue sheet. No rest stops Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Bruce Taubman, 215-735-7935             

Tue July 29, 2014 - Narberth ChainSmokers.
Level B, 15-17 mph, 30-38 miles. Meet at 229 Haverford Ave, Narberth. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. We will ride on lightly travalled roads through the Mainline towards Valley Forge. We will increase the distance with additional daylight. No stops or cue sheets.
Leaders: Arthur D. Elwood, (856) 429-7733  and Richard Abraham, 610-446-2817            

Tue July 29, 2014 - Monthly QR Mailing Party.
Level All. Meet at Cozen O'Connor, 1900 Market St.. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. All welcome to help mail the newsletter, snacks and good company guaranteed along with some light work.
Leader: Tom Witt, 215-665-5578             

Wed July 30, 2014 - Wednesday Phoenixville Dog Ride.
Level C+/B-, 13 mph, 25-32 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Join us every Wednesday evening for beautiful rides on low traffic roads. The route lengths will increase as daylight increases. The rolling terrain of Chester County provides an excellent mid-week workout. No one is dropped, but please be prepared to average 13 mph on rolling terrain. Rest rooms and fresh water are available at the starting location. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Rick Christie, 610-787-1985             

Wed July 30, 2014 - Delightful, Delicious "D" (and D+/C-) Ride, Wednesday Evening Edition.
Level D/D+/C-, 8-11 mph, 10-22 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. 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 July 30, 2014 - NW Philly/Flourtown Multi-Level Rides.
Level C+, B-, B/B+, A, 12-20 mph, 20-35+ miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Meet at 5:45 for a prompt start. Rain cancels. Check this listing for updates should one or more paces not be available any given week. See Weekly Rides for detailed description. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, 215-913-3246  John A. Dwyer, Tae Kwak, 215-317-9394 and Howard Haber, 610-715-2881            

Thu July 31, 2014 - Delightful, Delicious "D" (and D+/C-) Ride, Thursday evening Edition.
Level D/D+/C-, 8-12 mph, 10-20 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. 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 31, 2014 - Conshohocken Multi-Level Rides.
Level C/C+ and B-, 13-14 and 14-15 mph, 20-35+ miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Meet at 5:45 for a prompt start. Rain cancels. Note, no bathroom facilities. Check this listing for updates should one or more paces not be available any given week. See Weekly Rides for detailed description. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, 215-913-3246  Peter Velletri, 484-368-6102 and Thomas G. Madle, 215-233-2578            

Thu July 31, 2014 - Thursday Night Hill Ride.
Level C+, 13.5-14.5 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 posted pace will be dropped. 50% chance of rain between 6:00 and 8:00 cancels the ride. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Bill Wright, 610-592-4477             

Thu July 31, 2014 - Narberth ChainSmokers.
Level B, 15-17 mph, 30-38 miles. Meet at 229 Haverford Ave, Narberth. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. We will ride on lightly travalled roads through the Mainline towards Valley Forge. We will increase the distance with additional daylight. No stops or cue sheets.
Leaders: Arthur D. Elwood, (856) 429-7733  and Richard Abraham, 610-446-2817            

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