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Sun December 4, 2016 - Kayuh Pedalers: by request, this Ride will the Forbidden Drive ride.
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 December 4, 2016 - HIke in the Wissahickon .
Level Intermediate. Meet at Valley Green Inn. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Level intermediate hike, 6-8 miles miles. Meet at Valley Green. The hike leaves at 9:30 am. We will be hiking mostly on the beautiful trails, but we can direct you to the flat Forbidden Drive if you would like a less strenuous route. Hiking shoes or boots make hiking easier. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome for the hike. Hope to see you there.
Leaders: Elaine Feldman, 484-716-5130  and Richard W. Terry, 215-675-1536            

Sun December 4, 2016 - Sunday D Ride Fairmount park mansion tour.
Level D, 8-12 mph, 12-16 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Fairmount Park Christmas mansion tour. Visit three of the Park mansions, decorated in the colonial Christmas style. There is a charge to tour each Mansion, I haven't found it yet http://parkcharms.com/holiday-tours/ Please bring helmet, water, locks, cash and a spare tube for your tire. Check the website or ride leader for more details. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Dennis M. Schilling, 215-677-0291             

Sun December 4, 2016 - 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. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Michael Fuller, 484-682-4562             

Sun December 4, 2016 - Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble Ride - Bruno's to Haverford, via Manayunk Bridge Trail & Cynwyd Heritage Trail.
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 35 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:15 pm. For 12/04: Scenic route to Haverford and the Main Line, via Manayunk Bridge Trail and Cynwyd Heritage Trail. We'll also ride through the pretty campus of Haverford College, passing the Duck Pond. Quick rest stop for snack & bathroom at mile 19 in Haverford. Rolling terrain with a couple of brisk climbs. Total elevation gain 2398 feet. Outbound via Flourtown, Chestnut Hill, and Roxborough. Return via Bryn Mawr, Villanova, Conshohocken, and LaFayette Hill. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: 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. 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. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11318448
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Mon December 5, 2016 - Morning Flight to the Airport (ad-hoc ride) .
Level B+, 17+ mph, 23 miles. Meet at South st bridge at top of trail ramp, or 40th st trolley portal (north side of woodland ave on the sidewalk). The ride leaves at 6:00 am. A fast and flat sprint to the airport and back. Two starts, 6am at the top of the trail ramp and the south st bridge, 6:10am at the 40th st trolley portal. Half this ride is flat as, well, an airport, and out of any traffic. When we're flat let's pace and get the speed up, then play it safe on the ride back. Leave time is important so that we're back before the morning rush and in time to be productive in our days. ******This ride will start in the dark; a 200+ lumen front light and at least one rear flasher are required for everyone's safety****** Riders averaging 17mh (sprints 22+) will not be dropped. >20% rain cancels, >10mph cancels, <33F cancels. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17933004
Leader: Ryan Sullivan, 412-254-3676             

Tue December 6, 2016 - 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             

Fri December 9, 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 December 10, 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 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 December 10, 2016 - Narberth to the Country Deli in Gradyville, then, return to the social meeting in Narberth.
Level B-/C+, 13-15 mph, 47.5 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles, 919 Montgomery Ave, Narberth. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Scenic route from Narberth farther into the pretty Main Line, then south of West Chester Pike to the Country Deli in Gradyville. Coffee/snack stop at the deli at mile 24. Outbound via Bryn Mawr and Villanova, return via Haverford . Cycle through peaceful horse farm countryside. Rolling to hilly terrain with total elevation of 3241feet. Plan is to return by 2:15, in order to set-up for the social event at Main Line Cycles which starts at 3:00pm. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11346956 It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, December 9, 2016 at 11:59 pm.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat December 10, 2016 - 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             

Sat December 10, 2016 - MEMBERS' SEMINAR & SOCIAL MEETING - "How to Keep Rolling through the Winter" .
Level All levels are welcome. Meet at The NEW location of Main Line Cycles, 919 Montgomery Ave, Narberth. The nearest intersection is at Old Gulph Rd - there is a traffic light here, as well as a Wawa & Staples.. The ride leaves at 3:00 pm. This is an INDOOR social event, held RAIN OR SHINE. Social and educational meeting for members, to help us "Keep Rolling Through the Winter," that is, how to maintain one's physical fitness & conditioning (via outdoor and/or indoor training), how to winterize one's bicycle for cold weather & harsh road conditions, and, how to dress properly for outdoor activities in the cold. Kira Sender, DPT, Physical Therapist, will present training techniques to maintain strength, as well as aerobic conditioning & stamina for the bike. Cassidy Vare will speak on the topics of how to winterize one's bike, as well as how to dress effectively for outdoor exercise in the cold. We will have time for socializing, and for posing questions to our expert presenters. REFRESHMENTS will be served, including beer & wine. VOLUNTEERS APPRECIATED: If you are able to arrive ~2:15 to assist with set-up, THANK YOU! Program will run from 3:00 until 5:00pm. Hope to see you there! Please note: Preregistration (RSVP) link is available below for this social event, to help provide us with an approximate number of guests. If you think that you are likely to attend, please preregister at the link below to RSVP, so that we can obtain the appropriate amount of refreshments. PARKING: Parking is available in the lot immediately adjacent to Fast Signs and Main Line Cycles, in front of and behind what used to be the "Annie Sez" store. PUBLIC TRANSIT: SEPTA's 44 bus runs along Montgomery Ave, in front of Main Line Cycles. The Narberth train station, near Narberth and Haverford Aves, is a few blocks from Main Line Cycles. The Narberth train station is served by the R5 rail line, which runs from Paoli-Thorndale into Center City, then, north to Lansdale-Doylestown. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, December 9, 2016 at 11:59 pm.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun December 11, 2016 - 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 December 11, 2016 - Hike the Wissahickon .
Level Hors catégorie, 3 mph, 6 to 8 miles. Meet at Arrow Field, Walnut Lane and Magdalena St (Just off Henry Ave), Roxborough, PA (https://goo.gl/maps/fg14rgKz7bt). The ride leaves at 9:30 am. As Winston Churchill said, "Golf is a good walk spoiled." So we'll meet at the Walnut Lane Golf Club but skip the golfing and just walk, enjoying the scenic gorge, the fresh air and good company. Of course, Churchill also said, "If you're going through hell, keep going." But I promise it won't be like that. Hope you can make it! The on-line route map is https://goo.gl/maps/fg14rgKz7bt
Leaders: Stephen A. Muth, 215-692-3585  and Helen Muth, 267 567 7646            

Sun December 11, 2016 - Sunny Sunday D Ride.
Level D, 9-12 mph, 14-24 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. Helmet required. Bring $ for mid ride snack, water, clothes for winter riding, extra tube, and smiles. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Owen Sindler, 215-990-3207             

Sun December 11, 2016 - 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 December 11, 2016 - 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 December 13, 2016 - 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             

Fri December 16, 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 December 17, 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 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 December 17, 2016 - CHRISTMAS at LONGWOOD GARDENS, via Northbrook Orchards Market - Carpooling Available (see below).
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 48 miles. Meet at Rose Tree Park in Media, PA - N. Providence Rd & Rose Tree Rd, just north of the US-1 Bypass, accessible via the Blue Route (I-476). The ride leaves at 9:45 am. This scenic route through southern Delaware County & eastern Chester County is a revival of a holiday-themed ride from "back in the day", when Bob Paradise was President of BCP. Pretty (but hilly) loop to and from Longwood Gardens, which is decorated to the hilt for Christmas. We have the OPTION of buying tickets to enter to see their indoor Christmas Tree show - IF our group would like to do this. If the group would prefer to NOT do the indoor tour, this is fine - we can admire the outdoor decorations, then get back on the road sooner. On the outbound, we have a quick Wawa break if needed at mile 13. At mile 22, we can stop for lunch at Northbrook Orchards Market. After Longwood Gardens, there's a Wawa stop if needed at mile 36 on the return. This route will take us through part of Ridley Creek State Park, past Cheyney University, and some peaceful stretches along Creek Rd. Rolling to hilly terrain with total elevation gain of 3989 feet. We will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain 13mph average, as advertised. Please click on the route map link below to preview the route, as well as the elevation (climbing) profile. For more info on the Christmas show at Longwood Gardens, please visit www.longwoodgardens.org. The meeting point (Rose Tree Park in Media) is accessible via the Blue Route to the US-1 Bypass. CARPOOLING: Leader is available to meet for carpooling, ~8:30am, in eastern Montgomery County or Northeast Philadelphia. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3668899 It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, December 16, 2016 at 11:59 pm.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sat December 17, 2016 - 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 December 18, 2016 - 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 December 18, 2016 - Hike the Wiss from the Valley Green Inn.
Level 3C6-8, 2.5 mph, 6-8 miles. Meet at Valley Green Inn. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Weekly winter Sunday morning hiking in the Wissahickon Gorge. We will be hiking mostly on the beautiful trails, but we can direct you to the flat Forbidden Drive if you need to shorten or bail out at any time. Hiking shoes or boots make hiking easier and if there is snow, crampons for your boots are recommended. Well-behaved, dogs are welcome for the hike. Hike leaves promptly at 9:30AM. Hope to see you there and on future hikes. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm.
Leaders: Jay Sitkin, 267-664-0939  and Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862. Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun December 18, 2016 - Sunny Sunday D Ride.
Level D, 9-12 mph, 14-24 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. Helmet required. Bring $ for mid ride snack, water, clothes for winter riding, extra tube, and smiles. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037             

Sun December 18, 2016 - 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 December 18, 2016 - 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 December 20, 2016 - 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             

Fri December 23, 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 December 24, 2016 - 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 December 24, 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 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 December 24, 2016 - 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 December 25, 2016 - 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 December 25, 2016 - 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 December 25, 2016 - Ride with your holiday gifts for a Sunny Sunday D ride.
Level D, 8-13 mph, 10-15 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Ride with your holiday gift. A. Relaxed paced ride around Fairmount Park. We will try to avoid hills and fast speeds. Midride will find us at 30th Street and Station to have a relaxing hot chocolate or other snack of your choice. Helmet required. Bring extra tube for tire, $ for snack, appropriate clothing for weather conditions, and water. Preregistered riders will receive notice of cancelation in case of bad weather. Ice or snow will cancel, but not cold weather. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 5:00 pm.
Leader: George L. Yarnell, 610-626-3338 . Optionally Preregister.  ?            

Sun December 25, 2016 - 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:  show and go,              

Sun December 25, 2016 - 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 December 27, 2016 - 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 December 27, 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             

Fri December 30, 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 December 31, 2016 - 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 December 31, 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 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 December 31, 2016 - 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             

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