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Thu October 23, 2014 - Horsham Power Line Trail Ride.
Level C - B+, 13-17 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Power Line Trail on Dresher Road in Horsham, across from the hotel. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Various paces depending on who shows up. Various ride leaders. You must have a BRIGHT headlight and tail light as the power line trail has no lights. Ride also goes on the 202 bike path for a short while and through some neighborhoods. Bring something to drink and eat while riding. No bathroom stop. Rain, wet roads, temps below 30 cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Elliot Titcher,   Claire Tanzer, John A. Dwyer, and Samer Eid,            

Fri October 24, 2014 - Friday Frolic w/Linda. NO FROLICKING THIS FRIDAY (Unless you are with this Leader at BCP's FALL FOLIAGE WEEKEND in HANOVER/GETTYSBURG - see next posting below). The "regular" (local) Friday Frolic ride will resume next week, October 31. .
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. 10/24 - NO FROLICKING TODAY - Leader is leading the FALL FOLIAGE WEEKEND in HANOVER/GETTYSBURG. THIS FRIDAY FROLIC RIDE WILL RESUME NEXT WEEK, OCTOBER 31. WE'LL TRY TO DEVISE A HALLOWEEN THEME. 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 October 24, 2014 - Ride to Carousel Village at Indian Walk (ad-hoc ride) .
Level B-, 14 mph, 52 miles. Meet at Lorimer Park located on 183 Moredon Rd Abington, PA 19006. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Nice route through Bryn Athyn, Churchville and Tyler Park on the way to Carousel Village in Wrightstown for Lunch at Adriana's and/or ice cream from OwowCow Creamery at mile 24. Will return back through Dark Hollow and Huntingdon Valley. Will stop to regroup after climbs as needed but plan to keep the advertised pace and return back before evening rush. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6326684 It is optional, but you may preregister until Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10:00 pm.
Leader: Daniel Operacz, 267-265-9358 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Fri October 24, 2014 - Playin' Hooky.
Level B+, 16+/- mph, 40-50 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Howard needs a mental day. OK, he needs several but one small step at a time! I don't know where we're headed but expect familiar, cyclist-friendly roads. Rest stop will be brief but reasonable. Bring $$$ for small snack. No one dropped if you can maintain the listed pace. Please note it's an average so we'll go faster on flats/downhills and slower on climbs. PLEASE E-MAIL ME IF ATTENDING. IF NO E-MAIL BY 7am FRI MORNING RIDE WILL BE CANCELLED. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Howard Haber, 610-715-2881             

Fri October 24, 2014 - Annual Fall Foliage Weekend in Hanover/Gettysburg -- Friday, Oct. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 26.
Level ALL. Meet at Hampton Inn of Hanover, PA, 309 Wilson Ave @ Einsenhower Drive. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. BCP's annual fall foliage bike tour of Hanover and Gettysburg, PA, and surrounding countryside in York and Adams Counties. Ride past peaceful horse farms, across creeks and lakes, and around the quaint town of Gettysburg,as well as through Gettysburg National Park (the Battlefield). Preregistration and payment are required. Event details and the registration page are available on the home page of this website - the link for this event is on the right side of the homepage: http://phillybikeclub.org/newbcp/events/fallevent2014/fallevent.htm Wide array of routes with various distances and terrains. Organized group rides with leaders. Meals and snacks provided, post-ride parties. Cue sheet packets will include routes and maps. All-inclusive package. Please feel free to contact the Leader for more information. Everyone is welcome to join us for this weekend of scenic and sociable riding. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Sat October 25, 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 October 25, 2014 - BCP Fall Event Century (ad-hoc ride) .
Level A/B, 15 mph, 101 miles. Meet at Hampton Inn, Hanover, PA. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. For those attending the Fall Event, I have a full century which will incorporate much of the Civil War Century route. The ride will have three convenience store stops, and one bathroom stop. The route will also take you through Gettysburg National Park. Terrain is mostly rolling, though there are two significant climbs (one over 10 miles in length) over the Catoctin Mountains in Maryland. Total elevation gain is 5,351'. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6128632
Leader: Richard L. Wagner, 215-410-1331             

Sat October 25, 2014 - BCP Fall Event Metric (ad-hoc ride) .
Level B/C+, 14 mph, 65 miles. Meet at Hampton Inn, Hanover, PA. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. For those attending the Fall Event, I have a Metric Century that will incorporate some of the Civil War Century route. Two convenience store stops, and one bathroom stop are planned. The ride will take you into Maryland, and through Gettysburg National Park. Terrain is rolling hills, with no major climbs. Total elevation gain is 2600'. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6297132
Leader: Richard L. Wagner, 215-410-1331             

Sat October 25, 2014 - Barrington, NJ Breakfast Ride.
Level D, 10 mph, 42 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Let's take a leisurely ride to Barrington , NJ, one town down from Haden Heights, NJ. This is the way you would go to the South Jersey Shore. We will have an elevenzy at the Barrington Dinner and Resteraunt. Be enthralled with Camden's water front, Collingswood's boarder being Cooper River Park and then the Spring Lake neighborhood. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, October 24, 2014 at 9:00 pm.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat October 25, 2014 - Saturday C+ ride to Devon.
Level C+, 13-15 mph, 48 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. A friendly C+ ride that regroups as needed. There will be some climbing on the ride out, nothing radical; return ride is relatively flat with a few mild climbs. No one doing the advertised pace will be dropped, and we can adjust the pace to accommodate the group. Bring $ for mid-ride stop. 50% chance of heavy or steady rain between 8am & noon cancels ride. This is a great time of the year to be riding, so grab it while you can. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Gene Sobel, 215-669-7573             

Sun October 26, 2014 - 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. Relaxing OWLS (Older,Wiser,Longer,Slower) paced ride along the SRT and parts of Fairmount Park and beyond, depending on the riders that are present. New and young riders are welcomed. Bring Helmet, extra tube for your bike. We will stop for a rest about 1/2 way for a snack. This will be a worst hair day ride for the person deemed by the group to have the worst helmet hair. Reward will be a free coffee at the end of the ride. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 6:00 pm.
Leader: Christopher Allan Shelton, 484-557-8627 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun October 26, 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: Chuck Martin, 215-923-1887             

Tue October 28, 2014 - Ride yer Bike Tuesdays.
Level C+ and B, 14 +/- and 16 +/- mph, 40+/- miles. Meet at Ft. Washington State Park, Flourtown Picnic Area. The ride leaves at 10:00 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 October 28, 2014 - Conshohocken night rides.
Level C - B+, 13-17 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Paces from 13 -17 mph depending on who shows up. About 25 miles to Lloyd Hall at Boat House Row. Short bathroom break at Lloyd Hall. BRIGHT headlight and taillight required. Part of the ride is on the Schuykill River Trail that has no lights. Various ride leaders. Bring a snack and something to eat. Rain, wet roads, temps below 30 cancel. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Elliot Titcher,   Claire Tanzer, John A. Dwyer, and Samer Eid,            

Tue October 28, 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 October 29, 2014 - Nighttime Phoenixville Dog Ride.
Level C+/B-, 13-14 mph, 30 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Dress in your brightest reflective clothes, charge up your light batteries, and join us for a great workout on low-traffic roads. This ride will easily beat anything you can do on an indoor trainer. Don't lose that great conditioning just because it's darker now - seize the night and join the fun. Ride canceled if snow or ice is on the roads, or if precipitation is forecast between 6:00 and 8:00 pm. Low temperatures do NOT cancel the ride - add more layers. Come out and ride - you'll be glad you did. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6106616
Leader: Rick Christie, 610-787-1985             

Thu October 30, 2014 - Horsham Power Line Trail Ride.
Level C - B+, 13-17 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Power Line Trail on Dresher Road in Horsham, across from the hotel. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Various paces depending on who shows up. Various ride leaders. You must have a BRIGHT headlight and tail light as the power line trail has no lights. Ride also goes on the 202 bike path for a short while and through some neighborhoods. Bring something to drink and eat while riding. No bathroom stop. Rain, wet roads, temps below 30 cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Elliot Titcher,   Claire Tanzer, John A. Dwyer, and Samer Eid,            

Fri October 31, 2014 - Frightfully Fun Friday Frolic w/Linda, Special Halloween Edition. Post-ride Mini Tailgate Party. Details to follow..
Level B-/C+, 13-15 mph, 45-50, +/- miles. Meet at Various starting points -- please check the daily . The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Details for this Halloween ride will be posted by October 29. 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. It is optional, but you may preregister until Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 11:59 pm.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

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