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Sat November 1, 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 November 1, 2014 - Chestnut Hill to Somewhere - Early Morning Ride before the Open House Party RIDE IS CANCELLED, BUT THE PARTY IS STILL ON, 12 NOON TO 4:00PM.
Level C+/B-, 30+/- miles. Meet at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 West Willow Grove Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118 (Chestnut Hill section). Wissahickon Hall. The ride leaves at 8:15 am. RIDE CANCELLED, DUE TO RAIN We'll enjoy a morning spin before returning to the Open House Party, at this location. Route details to follow. Wissahickon Hall is the large, stately building on Willow Grove Ave, across from the Phila. Cricket Club and tennis courts. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Sat November 1, 2014 - L & M Bakery, Riverside NJ.
Level D, 10 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Penn Treaty Park, Delaware Ave and Beach St . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Let's ride up the New Jersey side of the Delaware River to Riverside, NJ's most wonderful bakery, L & M Bakery for some delicious donuts! We will return by walking over the Tacony Palmyra Bridge. On our ride up to Burlington City last month, it was thought a D ride to the bakery might be of interest to easy riders, By starting this ride at the historic Penn Treaty Park, and cycling over the Ben Franklin Bridge makes it doubly interesting! Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037             

Sat November 1, 2014 - CANCELLED BCP's "Celebrate Fall" Ode to Stenton Ride.
Level B, 16 mph, 42 miles. Meet at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 West Willow Grove Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118 (Chestnut Hill section). Wissahickon Hall. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. In tribute to the mighty Stenton Ave. Before the "Celebrate Fall" Open House Party” lets not only ride the full length of Stenton but visit the mansion this road is named after. Will leave form Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and head north up Stenton Ave until it ends in Blue Bell. Will return back through Ambler, Fort Washington, Glenside and loop through cities Germantown section for short visit at Stenton Park before heading back to Stenton Ave and BCP’s open house party. Quick Wawa stop at mile 23. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6333946
Leader: Daniel Operacz, 267-265-9358             

Sat November 1, 2014 - CANCELLED:Hike the Wissahickon.
Level hike, 5-6 miles. Meet at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 West Willow Grove Ave., Phila., Pa. 19118, Wissahickon Hall.. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Please join us in a hike on the beautiful trails of the Wissahickon before attending BCP's "Celebrate Fall" Open House Party at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Because of the start location, we will be mainly on trails, so hiking boots or shoes are recommended. Well behaved, leashed canine friends are invited on the hike, but unfortunately, not to the party. Note this hike is on Saturday, not on Sunday like our usual hikes in the Wissahickon. The Sunday hikes begin on November 16.
Leaders: Debbie Hoellein, 215-833-5545  and James R. McClory, (609) 513-1714            

Sat November 1, 2014 - "Celebrate Fall" Open House Party (and Rides to & from the Party) INDOOR SOCIAL EVENT - PARTY IS ON, RAIN OR SHINE.
Level ALL are welcome. Meet at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 West Willow Grove Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118 (Chestnut Hill section). Haber Room, first floor of Wissahickon Hall. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. BCP's annual fall party (formerly called the "End-of-Season" party) to celebrate Mother Nature's glorious colors of autumn. Please check the Ride Calendar for group rides heading to & from the party (or, originating from the venue in the morning, and returning to the party in the afternoon). Party will take place at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, in the Haber Room on the first floor of Wissahickon Hall on Willow Grove Ave. This is the large, stately, stone building next to the Skating Club, and across the street from the Phila. Cricket Club and tennis courts. (BCP used this venue last winter for the Members Travelogue and the Wellness event.) There is a parking lot adjacent to Wissahickon Hall, near the entrance closest to the Haber Room. REFRESHMENTS will be served, and we will have LIVE MUSIC to entertain us. RAFFLE PRIZES: we have two goodie bags to raffle off. FOR HIKERS: If you would prefer hiking rather than cycling, there is a trailhead nearby, which leads to the Wissahickon Creek/Valley Green. The trailhead is on Cherokee St, near the curve in the road where Cherokee becomes Hartwell Lane. VOLUNTEERS APPRECIATED: If you are able to volunteer either for set-up (11:30am), or clean-up (4:00pm) please contact Linda. Thank you!
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Sun November 2, 2014 - Hopewell Furnace Classic - Sunday Edition. Co-Leader Welcome..
Level B-, 13-15 mph, 60 miles. Meet at French Creek State Park, parking lot at Hopewell Lake, near the boat launch area.. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. An incredibly scenic ride through the Oley Valley in Berks County. Thanks to Rich Wagner for this picturesque route. Featuring the crossing of two covered bridges, Three rest stops. One at your standard convenience store. One at a great little deli/restaurant in the quaint town of Oley. And even one at a chocolatier. Terrain will consist of significant climbs for the first and last 15 miles. The middle 30 is rolling to flat. This will be one of the prettiest rides you will do this year. Cue sheets will be available. Total climbing 4176 feet. We will stop to regroup as needed. DRIVING DIRECTIONS to French Creek State Park: Take the Main PA Turnpike (I-76) West to the Downingtown Exit. This is one exit beyond (west of) the Valley Forge exit. After leaving the Turnpike, take PA 100 North/Pottstown Pike for 4 miles. You will pass through the town of Eagle. Turn left onto Conestoga Rd/PA-401 West. Stay on 401 West for 6 miles, then turn right onto PA-345 North/Bulltown Rd. Follow PA-345 North for 4 miles. There will be signs on 345 for French Creek State Park, and Hopewell Lake. CO-LEADER WELCOME - if you would like to lead this ride at a different oace, please feel free to contact LMc. Thank you! Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1841715
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Sun November 2, 2014 - 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. ride in and around Fairmount Park area 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) generally cancels, so check the website in advance. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Dennis M. Schilling, 215-677-0291             

Sun November 2, 2014 - Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off.
Level C. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. A true C ride, which cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles, usually with a lunch or snack stop. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the blue parking garage sign.
Leader: Tom Witt, 215-665-5578             

Tue November 4, 2014 - Ride yer Bike Tuesdays.
Level C+/B- and B/B+, 14 +/- & 16+/- mph, 41 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Note different start location! We'll be starting at either the Flourtown Shopping Center or Upper Dublin H.S. from late fall to early spring. Also check back weekly to see which day of the week we'll be riding and what paces are offered - will shoot for Tuesdays but will ride a different weekday if another day is looking much better. Today we'll ride to the Norristown Farm Park and the Schuylkill River Trail. Mostly scenic rolling hills (plus 8 miles on the flat SRT), with a small climb or two. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the average pace. Quick rest stop on the way out and at the Outbound Station (on SRT) on the return. Check with ride leader(s) if forecast is iffy. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6402172
Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, 215-913-3246  and Wesley Wolf,            

Tue November 4, 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, 215-740-1149  Claire Tanzer, 215-840-8707 John A. Dwyer, 215 901-5810 and Samer Eid,            

Wed November 5, 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 November 6, 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, 215-740-1149  Claire Tanzer, 215-840-8707 John A. Dwyer, 215 901-5810 and Samer Eid,            

Fri November 7, 2014 - Friday Frolic w/Linda. Art Museum to North Wales and Gwynedd.
Level B-/C+, 13-15 mph, 52 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:45 am. For 11/7: Pretty loop from the Art Mueum to Ambler, North Wales, and Gwynedd. Outbound via Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill, and Erdenheim. Optional quick rest stop at mile 20, then lunch stop at mile 28 at the Whole Foods Market in North Wales. Return via Gwynedd, Blue Bell, Plymouth Meeting, and the Schuylkill River Trail from Spring Mill to the finish. Total climbing is 2923 ft, and the terrain is mostly rolling. The final stretch on the SRT is flat. We will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain at least 13mph average, as advertised. Plan is to return by 3:30, since Leader needs go to the Convention Center to set-up the BCP booth for the Bike Expo this weekend. MEETING POINT & PARKING: We will be meeting at the Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum, on Aquarium/Waterworks Drive. The parking here is timed, however, on the other side of Kelly Drive, Sedgley Drive has plenty of street parking without time limits. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. Explore pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties -- Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, etc. Starting points will vary, so that we can cycle through different regions. Please check the daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map will be provided for each ride. If weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a hike/walk (on foot). As long as we are enjoying outdoor physical exercise, and Mother Nature, in the company of friends, we'll have a memorable outing. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6426603
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Fri November 7, 2014 - Ride to Lumberville General Store.
Level B, 16 mph, 55 miles. Meet at Warminster Community Park entrance located at 300 Veterans Way, Warminster, PA 18974. Coming from Street Rd turn onto Johnsville Blvd. then make next Right onto Veterans Way. Continue to stop sign and use parking lot on left near Porta Potty. . The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Nice route through Warminster Community Park, Wrightstown and New Hope on the way to Lumberville General Store for Lunch at mile 25. Will return back through Carversville, Doylestown and Dark Hollow. 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/6428482
Leader: Daniel Operacz, 267-265-9358             

Sat November 8, 2014 - Early Bird Convoluted Ride to Coffee in Manyunk via Devon (ad-hoc ride) .
Level B/B-, 14.5-15.0 mph, 47 +/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Assemble at 8:30. We willl leave at 8:40 SHARP! Ride through Belmont, Wynwood, Bryn Mawr, Gladwyn, Villanova, Devon,Conshohocken, Manayunk, etc. Many hills, including four relatively long ones, but no killers. One quick comfort stop at mile 26 or so in Devon,, and long coffee stop in Manyunk at mile 40 or so. (it's all about the coffee.) Riders doing advertised pace (which is what our computers read as 'average" at the finish) will not be dropped. Please pre-register. It speeds up the pre-ride process and ensures that your phone no. and emergency contact is legible Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Jeff Braff, 215-665-2048             

Sat November 8, 2014 - HIKE, not bike. Ridley Creek State Park.
Level HIKE (B/B-), 3 ish mph, 6+ miles. Meet at Ridley Creek State Park, Hunting Hill Mansion upper parking lot: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6476523. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. I will be doing my favorite combination of White, Yellow, and Blue trails in Ridley Park. There will be a bit of up and down, and the pace will be fast enough to keep some of that good cardio conditioning. Not for beginners. Boots or knobby shoes appropriate. Should be a bit of fall color in the leaves, so bring the camera. Zippy layers are best. If you have not seen this park before, it is less “creeky” and more “woodsy” than the Wiss. Bring your GPS app and tell me the mileage. (The trails do not show up on the mapping programs, so my distance is an estimate – it is pretty close.) 1 water bottle should get the job done. The map URL puts you in the upper parking lot beside the mansion. See you at 8:45 for a 9:00 start. Start location: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6476523 Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Michael Fuller, 484-682-4562             

Sat November 8, 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 9:00 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 9:05AM. 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 November 8, 2014 - Raritan River Run.
Level B+, 17.5 +/- mph, 70 miles. Meet at Hopewell Crossing Shopping Center located at 800 Denow Rd Pennington, NJ 08534. From I95 take NJ Exit #4 toward Pennington/31N then make right at light onto Denow Rd and left into Stop and Shop. Park at back of lot located on right by power line tower.. The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Scenic mostly rolling route around Mercer Meadows toward Princeton then along Milestone River to Raritan for lunch. Return back following Raritan River toward Three Bridges then along Back Brooke and over Sourland Mountain through peaceful Hopewell Twp. Will stop to regroup after climbs as needed but plan to keep close the advertised pace. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6428508
Leader: Daniel Operacz, 267-265-9358             

Sat November 8, 2014 - BCP Display Booth at the 5th Annual Philadelphia Bike Expo (Saturday and Sunday) -- INDOOR EVENT, NOT a ride.
Level ALL are welcome. Meet at PA Convention Center, Broad & Arch Sts, downtown Philadelphia. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. BCP will have a booth at the Philadelphia Bike Expo, (www.phillybikeexpo.com) on Saturday, Nov. 8, 10am to 6pm, and Sunday, Nov. 9, 10am to 5pm. This is a celebration of all things bicycle -- seminars & clinics, demonstrations of new products, book signings, flea market, discounted merchandise, etc. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help staff our booth! Details are available on the home page of this website, right side, under "Community Outreach Activities". http://phillybikeclub.org/newbcp/events/Phillybikeexpo2014.pdf. Please contact Leader (Linda) if you have any time to volunteer. Volunteers are needed for setting up the booth on Friday (11/7) late afternoon/early evening. Volunteers are also needed during public hours on Saturday and Sunday to staff the booth, greet visitors, etc. When the Expo closes on Sunday afternoon, volunteers are needed to dismantle the BCP tent, pack up supplies, etc.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Sat November 8, 2014 - Bridge to Somewhere, Tour of the Pines.
Level C, 12 mph, 60 miles. Meet at NJ Transit Station, Egg Harbor City. The ride leaves at 10:20 am. Tour de Pines 2014 offered this ride, one of four, highlighting the NJ Pine Barrens preservation efforts. Starting in Egg Harbor City, NJ. We will have lunch in Corbin City, on toward Dennisville on Tuckahoe Rd. returning by Pleasantville. This is a flat ride so the hills are sudedill, sometimes the winds can turn on you on the way back. We will be meeting at the Egg Harbor NJ Transit Station so those in Philly can take the train there. $7.50/$3.50 senior one way. Train to Atlantic City, 30th Street Station, train # 4617, 8:59a departure. We will not dillidalli on this ride because the return train # 4630 departs Egg Harbor Station, 3:56 p! Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037             

Sun November 9, 2014 - Brig o' Doon coffee run.
Level B+, 15.5 +/- mph, 60 miles. Meet at Lookout Park located at 1565 River Road New Hope, PA 18938 (between Lurgan Road and Brownsburg Road East). The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Hilly ride to Ottsville through Holicong, Carversville, and Tinicum. Will head back through Point Pleasant, Carversville, and New Hope. Total elevation gain over 5000 feet. Many hills with some healthy climbs but will regroup as needed. Bring $ for food and coffee stop @ mile 26 The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6428530
Leader: Daniel Operacz, 267-265-9358             

Sun November 9, 2014 - BCP Display Booth at the 5th Annual Philadelphia Bike Expo (Saturday and Sunday) -- INDOOR EVENT, NOT a ride.
Level ALL are welcome. Meet at PA Convention Center, Broad & Arch Sts, downtown Philadelphia. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. BCP will have a booth at the Philadelphia Bike Expo, (www.phillybikeexpo.com) on Saturday, Nov. 8, 10am to 6pm, and Sunday, Nov. 9, 10am to 5pm. This is a celebration of all things bicycle -- seminars & clinics, demonstrations of new products, book signings, flea market, discounted merchandise, etc. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help staff our booth! Details are available on the home page of this website, right side, under "Community Outreach Activities". http://phillybikeclub.org/newbcp/events/Phillybikeexpo2014.pdf. Please contact Leader (Linda) if you have any time to volunteer. Volunteers are needed for setting up the booth on Friday (11/7) late afternoon/early evening. Volunteers are also needed during public hours on Saturday and Sunday to staff the booth, greet visitors, etc. When the Expo closes on Sunday afternoon, volunteers are needed to dismantle the BCP tent, pack up supplies, etc.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Sun November 9, 2014 - Delaware County Riders vist the bike expo.
Level D+, 9-13 mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Lawrence Park Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 11:00 am. Ride will leave from Lawrence Park Shopping Center. Parking lot behind the Barnes and Noble Book Store. Bring Helmet, extra tube. Bring money for ticket or buy ahead on-line. Comfortable pace with no dropped riders. We will stay at the expo for about 1 1/2 hours. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: George L. Yarnell, 610-626-3338             

Sun November 9, 2014 - Sunny Sunday Afternoon Ride.
Level D, 10 mph, 15 - 25 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Ride in and around Fairmount Park area. 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) generally cancels, so check the website in advance. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037             

Sun November 9, 2014 - Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off.
Level C, 36 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. A true C ride, which cheerfully waits to regroup. Today we head to the Philly Airport via Kingsessing, returning on the Cobbs Creek Parkway Trail. One stop at Wawa Deluxe at mile 19. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Michael Fuller, 484-682-4562             

Tue November 11, 2014 - Ride yer Bike Tuesdays.
Level C+/B- and B/B+, 14 +/- & 16+/- mph, 45 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Please park in the small lot at the corner of Ft. Washington Ave. and Loch Alsh Ave. Note different start location! We'll be starting at either the Flourtown Shopping Center or Upper Dublin H.S. from late fall to early spring. Also check back weekly to see which day of the week we'll be riding and what paces are offered - will shoot for Tuesdays but will ride a different weekday if another day is looking much better. Today we'll ride to Tabora's in Chalfont, just above Peace Valley Park. A very scenic ride, with mostly rolling hills and a few moderate climbs here and there. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the average pace. Bring your sense of adventure and appetite. Check with ride leader(s) if forecast is iffy. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6429986
Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, 215-913-3246  and Daniel Operacz, 267-265-9358            

Tue November 11, 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, 215-740-1149  Claire Tanzer, 215-840-8707 John A. Dwyer, 215 901-5810 and Samer Eid,            

Wed November 12, 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 November 13, 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, 215-740-1149  Claire Tanzer, 215-840-8707 John A. Dwyer, 215 901-5810 and Samer Eid,            

Fri November 14, 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 9:30 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             

Fri November 14, 2014 - Friday Frolic w/Linda. NORRISTOWN FARM PARK TO COVENTRY & POTTSTOWN (with short-cut option leaving from Valley Forge/Betzwood).
Level B-/C+, 13-15 mph, 55 (or 45 shortcut) miles. Meet at Norristown Farm Park - parking lot on White Hall Rd between Germantown Pike and Sterigere. This is directly across from Norristown Area High School on Eagle Drive & White Hall. This parking lot has a large portapotty, as well as a picnic table.. The ride leaves at 9:45 am. This is a pretty, scenic loop from Norristown Farm Park, through Montgomery and Chester Counties. Outbound via Royersford and Parker Ford, return via Spring City and Phoenixville. The initial segment of this route is on the flat Perkiomen Creek Trail, and we finish on the flat Schuylkill River Trail. In the middle of the route, we get to explore some of the peaceful roads used on the old BCP Scenic Schuylkill Century. This area is lovely, with panoramic views. Rolling terrain with total elevation of 2802 feet -- nothing too severe. Most of the hills are in the first half of the route. Please click on the route map link below to view the route and the elevation profile. We will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain at least 13mph average, as advertised. Because of the chilly temperature predicted for Friday, we will have indoor rest stops for something hot: the Coventry Cafe south of Pottstown at mile 24, and on the return, Steel City Coffee at mile 44 in Phoenixville. SHORT-CUT OPTION: We will be passing the Betzwood Picnic Area of Valley Forge Park to use the restrooms, on both the outbound and return segments. If you would like to do a shorter distance, meeting the group at Betzwood will shave off ~10 miles from the total distance. If you plan to meet the group at Betzwood ~10:10am, please contact the Leader. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6451170
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Sat November 15, 2014 - Elliot's Birthday ride - yes today is my 68th birthday.
Level C+/B-, 13-14 mph, 68 miles. Meet at See body of the ride description for the car pool or actual start location. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. No one dropped, riders must be able to keep the advertised average pace. Rest stops and lunch stop. Fred Reiss of the Lehigh Valley has prepared a route that starts at Upper Saucon Community Park 3399 Preston Lane Center Valley Pa riding to Kutztown. We can carpool leaving from UDHS at 7:45 am arriving for a 9 am departure. I will be at UDHS for a 7:45 am departure time. The drive is about 50-55 minutes. We should be back at UDHS by 4:30 pm. If you wish to drive direct to the start here are the directions: From UDHS I'd take 309N Turn Right onto 378 (6th traffic light after you hit Coopersburg) Turn right onto Preston Lane at 1st light (Southern Lehigh HS, Post Office, Copperhead Grille) Upper Saucon Community Park is on the Left just after the Southern Lehigh Public Library (on right) Go all the way in past roundabout and to the right by the bathrooms/snack stand building. Please bring something to drink and an on bike snack. Cue sheets will be provided. About 2,995 ft of climbing. Elliot Titcher 215-740-1149, rain and temps below 30 cancels. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/551966637#.VDMoyVNNzFo.gmail
Leader: Elliot Titcher, 215-740-1149             

Sat November 15, 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 9:00 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 9:05AM. 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 November 15, 2014 - Exton, PA via the Chester Valley Trail.
Level C, 10 mph, 55 miles. Meet at Elm Street Train Station, Norristown, PA, Manayunk / Norristown Regional Rail Line. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. The Chester Valley Trail is ever continuing West, "Go West our Trail, Go West" and now new sections have be dedicated and open to recreational users all the way to Exton, PA and a little past. Lets jump on it and explore. I found a direct route to the Eastern trail head form Norristown,PA which opens up a train assist to the starting point, Elm Street Station, that is the last stop on the Manayunk/ Norristown Regional Rail line with no fee and no limit parking. Board the # 202 Manayunk / Norristown Train at 30th St, 8:26 am, Suburban Station, 8:31 am or Jefferson Station, 8:36 am Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Tim Carey, 267-414-9037             

Sat November 15, 2014 - Ride to the Adopt-a-HIghway Clean-up.
Level C+ and B-, 13-15 mph, 40 miles. Meet at Ft. Washington State Park, Flourtown Picnic Area. The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Join us getting in some autumn miles AND performing a civic duty (BCP is an Adopt-A-Highway sponsor for a stretch of Yellow Springs Rd. outside of Valley Forge Nat'l Park). Quick bathroom break at BetzwoodVFNP before starting the clean-up (will be about an hour) and a quick bathroom break at the VF Visitor Center on the return. Refreshments, snacks, gloves, vests and bags will be provided. We should arrive at the clean-up meeting point before by 11:45am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1033021
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Sat November 15, 2014 - CANCELLED Saturday C/C+ - Please note the time change..
Level C/C+, 13-15 mph, 45-50 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:15 am. A friendly, laid back C/C+ ride that regroups as needed. We're scaling down the speed, distance and climbing a bit from previous rides. No one will be dropped, and we can adjust the pace to accommodate the group. The forecast is for very cool and breezy conditions, so dress appropriately. Bring $ for a mid-way rest stop. Please note the time change. The extra hour should provide us with a bit more warmth at start time. Looks like Ambler or North Wales this week. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Gene Sobel, 215-964-4884             

Sat November 15, 2014 - Adopt-A-Highway .
Level NA. Meet at VFNHP YellowSprings Rd. NEW park lot near the covered bridge. The ride leaves at 11:45 am. After crossing the covered bridge on Yellow Springs Rd., pass the old parking lot and take the next left, Wilson Rd.(the road may not be marked). The new enlarged lot, complete with rest rooms, is just down the road on the right side. The cleanup along Yellow Springs Rd usually takes about an hour. We divide the road into 4 segments with 4 teams of 2, plus one person remaining behind to watch the bikes. Light snacks and beverages will be available. We usually drive the teams to the more distant sections if we have a full crew. A joint BBC/ BCP project. RSVP (day of the event 215-764-7990). Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Arnie Roseman, 610-640-4529             

Sun November 16, 2014 - Hike the Wissahickon.
Level hike, 5-6 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Please join us on the first hike of the season in the beautiful Wissahickon Gorge of Fairmount Park. We will be hiking mainly on trails so hiking boots or shoes are recommended. If you get tired we can point out flat options. Well-behaved, leashed canine friends are welcome. Immediately after the hike, we will celebrate the beginning of the hiking season with a pot-luck(optional, but greatly appreciated) feast at Cathy and Howard's house. Contributions of vegetarian appetizers, salads,sides, main dishes, and desserts are welcome. Please contact Cathy at catherineflynn38@gmail.com with what you would like to bring.
Leaders: Debbie Hoellein, 215-833-5545  and James R. McClory, (609) 513-1714            

Sun November 16, 2014 - Wilson Farm Park to Ludwigs Corner (ad-hoc ride) .
Level B, 15-16 mph, 56 miles. Meet at Wilson Farm Park located at 500 Lee Road, Chesterbrook, PA (parking lot next to Basketball courts by restrooms). The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Rolling to hilly route through Valley Forge and scenic Chester County, crossing the Schuylkill River and along Birch Run on our way to Ludwigs Corner at mile 31. Returns back Chester Springs, Kimberton and Chesterbrook. Couple Quick Wawa stop if needed . Total elevation gain of ~3500 feet, but we will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain advertised pace. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6480804
Leader: Daniel Operacz, 267-265-9358             

Sun November 16, 2014 - Sunny Sunday Ride.
Level D, 10-11 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Level D, 10 mph, 15 - 25 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue @ 25th and Pennsylvania Ave. 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. Cue sheets will not be available. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Owen Sindler, 215-990-3207             

Sun November 16, 2014 - Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off.
Level C. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. A true C ride, which cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles, usually with a lunch or snack stop. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the blue parking garage sign.
Leader: Tom Witt, 215-665-5578             

Sun November 16, 2014 - Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble Ride, Chestnut Hill to North Wales Whole Foods.
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 32 miles. Meet at St. Martins train station in Chestnut Hill, on Willow Grove Ave near Seminole St.. The ride leaves at 1:50 pm. For 11/16: This afternoon ride will follow the special post-hike potluck party. Meet at the St. Martins train station in Chestnut Hill, at Willow Grove Ave near Seminole St, since this is close to the post-hike party. Ride to the Whole Foods Market in North Wales. Outbound via Oreland and Ft. Washington, return via Blue Bell and Erdenheim. Rest stop at Whole Foods is at mile 18. Total climbing 1541 ft of elevation. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic, 30-ish mile loop, usually through Montgomery County or Lower Bucks, with a brief rest stop. Unless otherwise stated, this winter afternoon ride will meet at Bruno's Diner (finishing point for many of the Sunday morning Wissahickon hikes). Even if you don't join the hike in the morning, you are welcome to cycle with us on this 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. 22. (Leader will be away cross-country skiing on 2/22). This ride will resume on March 1. If winter weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a snow activity. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/975517
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Tue November 18, 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, 215-740-1149  Claire Tanzer, 215-840-8707 John A. Dwyer, 215 901-5810 and Samer Eid,            

Wed November 19, 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 November 20, 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, 215-740-1149  Claire Tanzer, 215-840-8707 John A. Dwyer, 215 901-5810 and Samer Eid,            

Fri November 21, 2014 - Friday Frolic w/Linda. WAYNE to GLEN MILLS.
Level B-/C+, 13-15 mph, 54 miles. Meet at Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA. The ride leaves at 9:50 am. For 11/21: Lovely route from Wayne through Chester County and the southwestern part of Delaware County,close to the Delaware state line. Cycle across the campus of Cabrini College, cross some peaceful creeks and ride past serene landscapes and pretty countryside. We'll also pass Cheyney University. Total elevation gain 3500 ft of climbing. We will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain 13mph average, as advertised. Convenience store quick stop at mile 17. Indoor, sit-down lunch stop at mile 32 at the large and popular Whole Foods Market in Glen Mills. On the return, we have an optional Wawa rest stop if needed at mile 42. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. Explore pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties -- Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, etc. Starting points will vary, so that we can cycle through different regions. Please check the daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map will be provided for each ride. If weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a hike/walk (on foot). As long as we are enjoying outdoor physical exercise, and Mother Nature, in the company of friends, we'll have a memorable outing. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6506341
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Sat November 22, 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 9:00 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 9:05AM. 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 November 22, 2014 - Ride to the Lumberville General Store.
Level C+/B-, 13.5-14 mph, 60+/- miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Rest stop at the general store in Lumberville. Some hills, regroup as needed. Riders must be able to keep the average pace. Wet roads, rain/snow/hail cancels the ride. Elliot Titcher 215-740-1149 Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Elliot Titcher, 215-740-1149             

Sat November 22, 2014 - HIKE, not bike. Ridley Creek State Park..
Level Hike, 3 ish mph, 6+ miles. Meet at Ridley Creek State Park, Hunting Hill Mansion upper parking lot: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6476523. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. If you have not seen it before, Ridley is a very scenic park. Bring the camera. Enough ups and downs to make this a medium level hike. Think “B-”. The last hike took just under 2 1 /2 hours. 1 large water bottle should be enough. Bring your GPS app and give me a precise distance and elevation. Meet in the upper parking lot near the information sign at 8:45 for a 9:00 AM start. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Michael Fuller, 484-682-4562             

Sat November 22, 2014 - South Jersey (Salem County) Flatland Adventure. Carpooling Available -- Two Leaders, Two Paces.
Level B- and B , 14-15, 16-17 mph, 68 (or 57 short-cut) miles. Meet at Fort Mott State Park, 454 Fort Mott Rd, Pennsville, NJ 08070 GPS: DMS 39° 36’ 09.80 ” N 75° 32' 55.39. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Joke in progress: Ride Leader walks into a bar. Bartender asks, "How about a FLAT ride for a change?" Still working on the punchline..... This scenic loop, near Delaware Bay, will take us on quiet, country roads through farmlands, marshlands, & across peaceful creeks and rivers. Terrain is very gentle -- mostly flat, with a couple of small climbs, but these are less than 150 ft each. Total elevation gain is 1100 ft. This route has been extended beyond the route we did last year - this year's route will venture down to the inlet and marina on the Cohansey River. Rest stops at mile 23 (Alloway), mile 38 (Greenwich), and mile 54 (Hancock's Bridge). SHORT-CUT OPTION: There will be a self-guided short-cut for those wanting to ride ~57 miles. The shorter version will not go down to Greenwich or the inlet, but will have two rest stops at Alloway and Hancock's Bridge. Directions to the starting point at Fort Mott: I-295 South in NJ to Exit 1/NJ-49 E - Broadway for Pennsville/Salem. After 4 miles on NJ-49E/Broadway, turn right onto Fort Mott Rd, and stay on this road for 3.5 miles, til you get to the Bay. Entrance to the State Park will be on your right. From Center City Phila., drive time is LESS THAN ONE HOUR. Carpooling: Leader will be in parking lot of Conklin Playground, 15 E. Church Rd, Elkins Park, at 8:00am. Conklin is half a block below Cottman Ave/Township Line/PA-73 & Church Rd. If you'd like to car-pool, please contact Leader. Google Maps link for driving directions from Phila to Fort Mott: http://tinyurl.com/mm9kmed. Daniel O. will lead the B group, and Linda will lead the B- group on the 68-mile route. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6500771
Leaders: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862  and Daniel Operacz, 267-265-9358            

Sun November 23, 2014 - Hilly Brig O' Doon coffee ride.
Level B+, 15 +/- mph, 59 miles. Meet at Lookout Park located at 1565 River Road New Hope, PA 18938 (between Lurgan Road and Brownsburg Road East). The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Hilly ride to Ottsville through Holicong, Carversville, and Tinicum. Will head back through Point Pleasant, Carversville, and New Hope. Total elevation gain over 5500 feet. Many hills with some healthy climbs but will regroup as needed. Bring $ for food and coffee stop @ mile 26 The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6428530
Leader: Daniel Operacz, 267-265-9358             

Sun November 23, 2014 - Ride to Skippack.
Level C+/B-, 13.5-14 mph, 40+/- miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Rest stop at bakery, WaWa or pizza place. Some hills, no one dropped. Riders must be able to keep the advertised average pace. Rain/wet roads cancels. Elliot Titcher 215-740-1149 Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Elliot Titcher, 215-740-1149             

Sun November 23, 2014 - Hike the "Wiss".
Level Hike, 2-3 mph, 6-7 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. We will start at Bruno's & visit some of the hills that we have not seen for 6 months. For those flat landers, we will take it easy with a reasonable pace & not attempt nine miles yet. Friendly four legged hikes are welcome, sometimes preferred. We will leave on time. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Richard W. Terry, 215-675-1536  and Loreli Voltmer, 215-264-8653            

Sun November 23, 2014 - Sunday version of the Saturday C+ride.
Level C+, 135-14.5 mph, 40-45 miles. Meet at Lincoln Statue on Kelly Drive across from Lloyd Hall. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. PLEASE NOTE THE START LOCATION CHANGE. Due to the Philly Marathon this Sunday, we will be gathering at the Lincoln statue at Kelly Drive and Sedgley, just across Kelly Drive from Lloyd Hall. This is a Sunday version of the traditional Saturday ride. Destination to be determined but possibilities include Whole Foods in Devon, the Ardmore Farmers Market or Wegman's in K of P. Maybe as a post ride encore, we'll stop into a Center City pub and catch the remainder of the Eagles game or cheer on the late marathon finishers. We wait and regroup at the top of hills. Bring money for lunch. Wet roads or rain at 8:00 AM or over 50% forecast for rain between 9:00 and 1PM cancel ride. Check the web site for up-to-date information. In order to maintain the advertised pace we will be going faster than 14.5mph on flat terrain. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Joe Lubeck, 610-291-3014             

Sun November 23, 2014 - Sunny Sunday D Ride.
Level D, 8-12 mph, 14-24 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 ride through Fairmount Park and beyond depending on the experience of the riders. Dress in Layers for cold weather. Bring Helmet, extra tube, and $ for snack stop about 1/2 through the ride. No one will be dropped. A moderate hill or two may be added to help keep us warm. Philadelphia Marathon may require parking further away from starting point. Plan for extra travel time to arrive before start time. Preregistered riders notified if weather prevents safe riding. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: George L. Yarnell, 610-626-3338             

Sun November 23, 2014 - Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off.
Level C. Meet at Lincoln Statue at Kelly Dr and Sedgley. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. A true C ride, which cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles, usually with a lunch or snack stop. NOTE CHANGE IN START LOCATION DUE TO PHILA MARATHON. Meet at the Lincoln Statue across from the Azalea Garden.
Leader: Chuck Martin, 215-923-1887             

Sun November 23, 2014 - Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble Ride 11/23: Bruno's to Haverford.
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 32 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:20 pm. For 11/23: Rolling route from Bruno's at the top of Chestnut Hill to Haverford. Outbound via Flourtown, Erdenheim, and Roxborough, return via Bryn Mawr, Villanova, and Conshohocken. Total elevation gain 2200 feet. We will stop to regroup as needed. Rest stop at a bagel cafe at mile 18 in Haverford. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic, 30-ish mile loop, usually through Montgomery County or Lower Bucks, with a brief rest stop. Unless otherwise stated, this winter afternoon ride will meet at Bruno's Diner (finishing point for many of the Sunday morning Wissahickon hikes). Even if you don't join the hike in the morning, you are welcome to cycle with us on this 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. 22. (Leader will be away cross-country skiing on 2/22). This ride will resume on March 1. If winter weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a snow activity. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2140397
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Mon November 24, 2014 - Ride yer Bike Tuesday on a Monday (ad-hoc ride) .
Level C+/B- & B/B+, 14 +/- & 16 +/- mph, 45 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. We are on for 10:00 today. Expect a very nice ride on mostly low trafficked roads, rolling hills with a climb here and there (nothing outrageous). Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the advertised pace. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6506193
Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, 215-913-3246  and Wesley Wolf,            

Tue November 25, 2014 - Jeff's Ride Y'ur Bike Tuesday Ride (ad-hoc ride) .
Level B-, 14.5-15.0 mph, 42 =/- miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:50 am. Howard ran his Ride "Y'ur Bike Tuesday ride on Monday. For those who missed it, or want to ride again, this rides is for you, though a tad faster than Howard's usual posted pace, and we will leave promptly at 10:00 am. We will go to the Del Val Market just outside of Doylestown. Relatively few hills and the weather forecast looks terrific. Assemble at 9:50 am for a start at 10:00 SHARP! Preregistration is encouraged. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Jeff Braff, 215-665-2048             

Tue November 25, 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, 215-740-1149  Claire Tanzer, 215-840-8707 John A. Dwyer, 215 901-5810 and Samer Eid,            

Wed November 26, 2014 - CANCELLED 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 November 27, 2014 - Thanksgiving Early Morning Ride - Extension Loop to Add onto Elliot Titcher's Ride from UDHS (see posting below) POSTPONED-RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, NOV. 28.
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 19 + 40 miles. Meet at Whole Foods Market in Jenkintown, Baederwood Shop Ctr on Fairway, ~1 mile east of York Rd/611. Far end of parking lot near apt bldg. . The ride leaves at 8:00 am. POSTPONED/RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, NOV. 28, DUE TO SLICK ROADS. Let's ride before the big holiday dinner to burn some calories in advance. Ride from Jenkintown to Upper Dublin High School, to connect with Elliot Titcher's Thanksgiving ride to Tabora's in Chalfont. (Please see the ride listing below.) Pretty route, many quiet residential streets with lovely homes. Rolling terrain - we will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain the advertised pace. Cue sheets will be provided. The add-on loop between Jenkintown and UDHS (via Abington, Oreland, Ft. Washington, Glenside, Wyncote, etc.) is 9-10 miles each way, so it adds 19 miles to the 40-mile loop from UDHS. Cue sheets will be available.
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Thu November 27, 2014 - POSTPONED TO FRIDAY NOV 28 9:30am - THANKSGIVING DAY RIDE TO TABORA'S IN CHALFONT POSTPONED-RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, NOV. 28.
Level C+/B-, 13.5-14.5 mph, 40 +/- miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Two pace groups, Linda McGrane will lead a C+ group and Elliot Titcher will lead a B- group. Some hills. Rest stop at Tabora's Bakery. Back in time for turkey. No one dropped but riders must be able to keep the average pace. Rain, temps below 30 cancels the ride. Elliot Titcher 215-740-1149. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Elliot Titcher, 215-740-1149  and Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862            

Thu November 27, 2014 - CANCELLED 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, 215-740-1149  Claire Tanzer, 215-840-8707 John A. Dwyer, 215 901-5810 and Samer Eid,            

Fri November 28, 2014 - Thanksgiving Early Morning Ride - Extension Loop to Add onto Elliot Titcher's Ride from UDHS. RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, NOV. 28.
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 19 + 40 miles. Meet at Whole Foods Market in Jenkintown, Baederwood Shop Ctr on Fairway, ~1 mile east of York Rd/611. Far end of parking lot near apt bldg. . The ride leaves at 8:30 am. RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, NOV. 28, due to slick roads on Thursday. Let's ride before the big holiday dinner to burn some calories in advance. Ride from Jenkintown to Upper Dublin High School, to connect with Elliot Titcher's Thanksgiving ride to Tabora's in Chalfont. (Please see the ride listing below.) Pretty route, many quiet residential streets with lovely homes. Rolling terrain - we will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain the advertised pace. Cue sheets will be provided. The add-on loop between Jenkintown and UDHS (via Abington, Oreland, Ft. Washington, Glenside, Wyncote, etc.) is 9-10 miles each way, so it adds 19 miles to the 40-mile loop from UDHS. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4218763
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Fri November 28, 2014 - POSTPONED TO FRIDAY NOV 28 9:30am - THANKSGIVING DAY RIDE TO TABORA'S IN CHALFONT POSTPONED-RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, NOV. 28.
Level C+/B-, 13.5-14.5 mph, 40 +/- miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Two pace groups, Linda McGrane will lead a C+ group and Elliot Titcher will lead a B- group. Some hills. Rest stop at Tabora's Bakery. Back in time for turkey. No one dropped but riders must be able to keep the average pace. Rain, temps below 30 cancels the ride. Elliot Titcher 215-740-1149. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leaders: Elliot Titcher, 215-740-1149  and Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862            

Fri November 28, 2014 - Friday Frolic w/Linda. BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL - DOYLESTOWN TO HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ POSTPONED-RESCHEDULED FOR NEXT FRIDAY, DEC. 5.
Level B-/C+, 13-15 mph, 55 miles. Meet at Central Park in Doylestown - Wells Rd between Turk and Lower State/Court St.. The ride leaves at 9:50 am. POSTPONED - RESCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK, DEC. 5. Special, post-Thanksgiving route from Doylestown through Upper Bucks County, into Hunterdon County, NJ, on [mostly] peaceful and pretty country roads, avoiding congested shopping areas today. Outbound via Buckingham, Lahaska, and Ringoes, returning via Stockton, Bulls Island, and Carversville. Before crossing the river into NJ, we have an optional quick Wawa stop at mile 17. Indoor rest stop at the Carousel Deli in Ringoes at mile 26. On the return, we will be in Carversville at mile 45 - we can stop at the Carversville Store if needed for a bathroom/snack break. Total elevation gain is 2461 feet - rolling, but nothing too steep. We will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain 13mph average, as advertised. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. Explore pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties -- Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, etc. Starting points will vary, so that we can cycle through different regions. Please check the daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map will be provided for each ride. If weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a hike/walk (on foot). As long as we are enjoying outdoor physical exercise, and Mother Nature, in the company of friends, we'll have a memorable outing. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6539120
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Sat November 29, 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 9:00 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 9:05AM. 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 November 29, 2014 - Ride to Hennings Market.
Level C+/B-, 13.5-14 mph, 50 +/- miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. No one dropped but riders must be able to keep the average pace. Some hills, regroup as needed. Rest stop, bring something to drink and an on bike snack. Rain, snow, hail cancels. Elliot Titcher, 215-740-1149. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Elliot Titcher, 215-740-1149             

Sat November 29, 2014 - Pennypack to Langhorne Coffee House.
Level B, 15-16 mph, 47 miles. Meet at Pennypack Park Pine Rd. entrance. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Nice route that starts with some climbing through Huntingdon Valley to Warminster comm. park for a quick sprint down the old runway. Then a nice decent down into Tyler state park and climb back out continuing through Newtown, Core creek park and Langhorne for coffee/lunch stop. Return home is mostly flat through Hulmeville, Bensalem and NE Philly. No one dropped and will regroup as necessary The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3824919
Leader: Daniel Operacz, 267-265-9358             

Sat November 29, 2014 - Delightful, Delicious D (and D+/C-) Ride, Saturday Edition - WILDLIFE, HISTORY, AND GARDENS. .
Level D/D+/C-, 8-12 mph, 25 +/- miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Enjoy the "Wildlife, History, & Gardens" loop from Center City to the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge in Tinicum, then on to Old Fort Mifflin behind the airport, Bartram's Gardens, then return to Center City. (At the Heinz Wildlife Refuge, there is an optional bike path loop around the creek/pond, if riders would like to add a couple of extra flat miles.) We will ride at a relaxed pace for novice riders, newcomers to Philadelphia, and/or anyone seeking a gentle recovery ride. The route is mainly flat, save for a few mild inclines -- we'll stop as needed to regroup after hills. This route is completely in the city, but many of the roads have separate, painted bike lanes. We will stop briefly at the Wildlife Refuge, Fort Mifflin, and Bartram's Gardens -- please bring snacks. Please contact the Leader if the weather is questionable. Rain cancels. On-line preregistration (open til 11:59 on Friday night) is not mandatory, but it does save you writing time at the ride start. Preregistration (click on the blue "Preregister" link) also helps the Leader by ensuring that your important contact info (cell #, emergency #, etc.) is printed clearly. Please contact the Leader with any questions. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3703103
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

Sat November 29, 2014 - Saturday C+ Ride Lives To See Another Week.
Level c+, 14.5-15.5 mph, 45 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:30 am. Well someone had to post something. NEWBIES PLEASE READ DETAILS. I am going to lead a ride out to Ambler because that is the only route I remember at the moment. There will be approximately 1,800 feet of climbing and we will average 14.5 - 15.5 mph at the end. The forecast will be cold but comfortable and dry. Bring your lunch money for a stop. Slightly later start time to take advantage of the warmest part of the day. We will cheerfully regroup for people a bit off the pace (including me) but if you have never done a ride of this distance, speed or elevation, today is not your day to start. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: jason zucker, 215-219-8922             

Sun November 30, 2014 - Hike the Wissahickon.
Level ALL levels, 6-7 miles. Meet at Valley Green Inn. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Explore some pretty and peaceful trails in Valley Green, above the Wissahickon Creek. We'll have some climbing, but on the return, there will be a flat option along Forbidden Drive. Well-behaved canine hikers are welcome to join us. For the Valley Green Inn, please park in the upper lot on Valley Green Road. The charming Rich Terry will be our Co-Leader - thank you, Rich! On-line preregistration will be available (open until late Saturday night) to help save sign-in time at the meeting point on Sunday morning.
Leaders: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862  and Richard W. Terry, 215-675-1536            

Sun November 30, 2014 - Wilson Farm Park to Coventry.
Level B, 15 +/- mph, 56 miles. Meet at Wilson Farm Park located at 500 Lee Road, Chesterbrook, PA (parking lot next to Basketball courts by restrooms). The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Rolling to hilly route through scenic Northern Chester County, Will ride through Chester Springs and Birchrunville on our way to Lunch in Coventry at mile 31. Return back through Kimberton and Valley Forge . Total elevation gain of ~3700 feet, but we will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain around 15 mph average. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6489057
Leader: Daniel Operacz, 267-265-9358             

Sun November 30, 2014 - Hammonton "BLD" ( Breakfast Lunch Dinner ) Winery Ride.
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 52 miles. Meet at Silver Coin Diner, 20 South White Horse Pike, Hammonton,NJ 08037. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. This ride was originally scheduled for Sat. Nov.15th. Due to the expected very cold weather on Nov. 15 we have rescheduled this ride for Sun Nov. 30th. A flat breakfast, lunch and dinner ride leaving 10am from the Silver Coin Diner in Hammonton,NJ. Meet 9am for optional breakfast at the Silver Coin Diner.Ride leaves 10am for the blueberry fields of Hammonton and the Renault Winery where we'll have a sit-down lunch at mile 32 followed by an optional tour of the winery with wine tasting. After lunch it's @ 20 miles back to Hammonton for dinner at Joe Italiano's Maplewood Inn, a popular Italian restuarant that one of my foodie friends called "one of the best Italian restuarants in the world". Dinner at 4:30 pm. Non-cycling friends invited for lunch or dinner. Bring extra set of dry cycling clothes so you can change at lunch. Bring extra set of clothes for dinner.Make lunch/dinner reservations for you and your guests by Emailing Tom Madle at TMadle@gmail.com. Rain,expected rain or temperatures below 35F at ride start time cancels the ride. Cue sheets will be available.
Leaders: Thomas G. Madle, 215-233-2578  and Michael Cory, 215-878-9883            

Sun November 30, 2014 - Sunny Sunday D ride.
Level D, 8-11 mph, 14-28 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. This OWLS (older, wiser, longer, slower) paced ride will explore Fairmount Park and beyond depending on the experience of the group. Please bring helmet, spare tube, money for rest stop about 1/2 way through the ride. Dress appropriately for cold weather. Light layers are best. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: George L. Yarnell, 610-626-3338             

Sun November 30, 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: Michael J Olszewski, 215-932-8586             

Sun November 30, 2014 - Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble Ride - Ardently Riding to Ardmore.
Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 33 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:20 pm. Rolling but pretty route from Bruno's in Chestnut Hill to Ardmore. Outbound via Erdenheim, Mount Airy, Bala Cynwyd and Narberth. Rest stop at mile 21 at the Farmers Market/Trader Joe's of Ardmore. Return via Bryn Mawr, Villanova, and Conshohocken. Total elevation 2174 feet of climbing. We'll ride through some quiet roads in the Main Line with mansions and low traffic. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic, 30-ish mile loop, usually through Montgomery County or Lower Bucks, with a brief rest stop. Unless otherwise stated, this winter afternoon ride will meet at Bruno's Diner (finishing point for many of the Sunday morning Wissahickon hikes). Even if you don't join the hike in the morning, you are welcome to cycle with us on this ride! 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. 22. (Leader will be away cross-country skiing on 2/22). This ride will resume on March 1. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6543888
Leader: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862             

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