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BCP offers recurring weekly rides. Below is a general description of the recurring weekly rides, with pace, mileage, starting time, location, and organizer. The weekly rides are also listed by date in the Daily Ride Calendar which you should check for specific ride leaders and any additional information on the ride. Information about starting locations is available on our Ride Guide page which is found under the rides menu item.
There are two different listings of the recurring weekly rides available on this page. The normal view gives a listing of the recurring weekly rides that are active for one month and you are able to move back and forth from month to month to view the weekly rides that were active in different months. Initially one is viewing the current month. The other view that is available on this page shows all the recurring weekly rides that were listed for the last year and those planned for the future.
If you wish to see all the recurring weekly rides that were listed during the past year, click here.
Kayuh Pedalers: Winter Rides
This weekly ride is scheduled on Sundays starting on November 27, 2016 and is scheduled to end on March 26, 2017. The ride will depart from Kayuh Bicycle and Cafe, 19th and W Girard Ave at 9:00 am. Ride Level: D, C-, Speed: 8-15 mph, Distance: 10-25 miles. 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. Organizer: Thomas Haney, 267-259-5231
Valley Forge Winter Ride: Sunday Edition
This weekly ride is scheduled on Sundays starting on December 25, 2016 and is scheduled to end on March 19, 2017. The ride will depart from Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms) at 9:00 am. Ride Level: B, Speed: 13.5 mph, Distance: 35 miles. 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. Organizer: Richard L. Wagner, 267-738-6405
Hike the Wissahickon
This weekly ride is scheduled on Sundays starting on November 20, 2016 and is scheduled to end on March 19, 2017. The ride will depart from from various locations accessing the Wissahickon at 9:30 am. Ride Level: intermediate hike, Distance: 6-8 miles. BCP and SCU have a joint weekly Sunday hike in the beautiful Wissahickon Gorge of Fairmount Park from mid-November until mid-March. The hikes are mainly on trails, but the hike leader can direct you toward flat options if you need an easier or quicker route. Hiking boots or shoes are recommended. Well-behaved, leashed canine friends are welcome. The hikes generally last two and a half to three hours. The first and last hike are celebrated afterward with a party. The hikes start at different sites accessing the Wissahickon, so check the daily ride listing for details. The hikes leave promptly at the stated start time of 9:30AM. For hikes beginning at the Valley Green Inn, if you park on the Chestnut Hill side, park in the upper lot and leave no valuables in the car. Organizer: Debbie Hoellein, email@example.com, 215-833-5545 Organizer: Debbie Hoellein, 215-833-5545
Sunny Sunday Afternoon D Ride Ride and Instructional Ride
This weekly ride is scheduled on Sundays and it is scheduled throughout the year. The ride will depart from the formal entrance to the Azalea Garden at 12:00 pm. Ride Level: D. Casual introductory level ride, suited for improving group riding skills and fitness. Safety instruction provided. If noted as instructional in the listing for a specific date, the ride will also cover riding basics such as shifting, clipless pedals etc. Distance and speed will be dictated by the abilities of the group. D rides are generally 10-20 miles at a pace of 8-12 mi/hr, and the ride will regroup as necessary. Adverse weather generally cancels the ride. Helmet, bicycle in operating condition and water is required. Snacks are strongly advised. Please check the ride calendar on the website for specific details and ride leader contact information for any questions. Organizer: George L. Yarnell, 610-626-3338
Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off
This weekly ride is scheduled on Sundays starting on January 1, 1987 and it is scheduled throughout the year. The ride will depart from Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum at 12:15 pm. Ride Level: C. A true C ride, which cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles with a lunch or snack stop. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign. Organizer: Tom Witt, 215-665-5578
Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble Ride (General description -- specific details will be posted for each Sunday)
This weekly ride is scheduled on Sundays starting on November 20, 2016 and is scheduled to end on March 12, 2017. The ride will depart from Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves at 1:20 pm. Ride Level: C+/B-, Speed: 13-15 mph, Distance: 30-35 miles. 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. Organizer: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862
Conshohocken Night Lights Rides - 25 +/- miles. 13-14+ MPH
This weekly ride is scheduled on Tuesdays starting on February 7, 2017 and is scheduled to end on March 28, 2017. The ride will depart from Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot at 6:00 pm. Ride Level: c, Speed: 13-14 mph, Distance: 25 miles. 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. Please plan to arrive by 1745 so we can leave on time Organizer: John A. Dwyer, 215 901-5810
Phoenixville Nighttime Dog Ride
This weekly ride is scheduled on Wednesdays starting on December 21, 2016 and it is scheduled throughout the year. The ride will depart from Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA at 6:30 pm. Ride Level: B-, Speed: 13.5-14.5 mph, Distance: 30-38 miles. The Phoenixville nighttime dog rides continue until daylight savings time begins. Come join us for beautiful rides on low-traffic roads A strong headlight and taillight are required. No one dropped, regroup as necessary, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace on rolling to hilly terrain. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18094160 Organizer: Rick Christie, 610-787-1985
Friday Frolic w/Linda. This is the generic description. Specific details will be posted on daily calendar for each Friday.
This weekly ride is scheduled on Fridays starting on December 7, 2012 and is scheduled to end on December 31, 2018. The ride will depart from Various starting points -- please check the daily at 9:30 am. Ride Level: B-/C+, Speed: 13-15 mph, Distance: 45-50, +/- miles. 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. Organizer: Linda McGrane, 267-251-7862
Valley Forge Winter Ride: Saturday Edition
This weekly ride is scheduled on Saturdays starting on December 24, 2016 and is scheduled to end on March 18, 2017. The ride will depart from Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms) at 9:00 am. Ride Level: B, Speed: 13.5 mph, Distance: 35 miles. 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. Organizer: Richard L. Wagner, 267-738-6405
Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride
This weekly ride is scheduled on Saturdays starting on October 27, 2012 and it is scheduled throughout the year. The ride will depart from Main Line Cycles front of shop 919 Montgomery Ave at 9:05 am. Ride Level: B+, Speed: 16-17 mph, Distance: 40-55 miles. 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 Organizers: Jeff Diacik, 215-783-8537, Derek Barnes, 610-246-3917 and Shahar Shiff, 215-776-3963
Toss of the dice
This weekly ride is scheduled on Saturdays starting on June 11, 2016 and is scheduled to end on December 31, 2017. The ride will depart from Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum at 10:15 am. Ride Level: C+, Speed: 13-14.5 mph, Distance: 45-60 miles. 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 Organizer: Joseph M. Pless, 610-937-9010
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