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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: Spring (m-a-m) Rides
This weekly ride is scheduled on Sundays starting on March 12, 2017 and is scheduled to end on May 28, 2017. The ride will depart from Kayuh Bike and Cafe, 19th and Girard Ave at 9:00 am. Ride Level: D, C-, Speed: 10 15 mph, Distance: 15-20 miles. Casual rides, 18 years and older. This year, besides the standard rides, there will be four (4) training rides, spread through the three months, for one of our regular Pedalers. (She is going to do the Longest Day Ride in NJ, 200 miles). These rides will be between 35 and 50 miles and time and road conditions will vary. Come out and help her get ready. Watch daily ride calendar (Sundays) for info and change in start time. Contact email below or www.Kayuhbicycles.com, for more details. Organizer: Thomas Haney, 267-259-5231
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
Monday "COS" Multi-Level Group Rides in Wayne, PA ( No Rides on Holidays that Fall on a Monday)
This weekly ride is scheduled on Mondays starting on April 3, 2017 and is scheduled to end on September 25, 2017. The ride will depart from Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA at 6:00 pm. Ride Level: D thru A, Speed: 10-20 mph, Distance: 10-40 miles. Come ride with the largest evening cycling group in the Delaware Valley ( over 100 riders). We have 8 different ride groups ranging from our slowest paced "Hybrid Bike" group ( rides at 8-10 mph pace for 15 miles ) up to our "A" group ( 18-20 mph up to 30-40 miles). All rides start 6pm sharp and finish at sunset ( the Hybrid group finishes at 7:30). We also have post-ride socials at the Great American Pub in Wayne as well as two "tailgate" nights in the COS lot where BCP and SCU provide free pizza and soda to all riders.We also provide Q sheets and experienced ride leaders and sweep riders so no one gets lost! We do not ride on holidays that fall on a Monday ( Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc.). Rain cancels the ride but join the group Elist for last minute updates when weather is questionable. Cue sheets will be available. Organizers: Thomas G. Madle, 215-233-2578, John W. Moser, 610-630-8078, Michael Lefkowitz, 610-687-2923 and Michael Fuller, 484-682-4562
Ride Yer Bike Tuesday
This weekly ride is scheduled on Tuesdays starting on April 11, 2017 and is scheduled to end on April 25, 2017. The ride will depart from Upper Dublin High School at 10:00 am. Ride Level: C+ and B/B+, Speed: 13.5 +/- and 16.5 +/- mph, Distance: 35-50 miles. Bring yer bike and sense of adventure. Some days we'll ride familiar favorite routes, other days we'll scope out new routes. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the posted pace. Must also be willing to ride safely and obey traffic laws. Often will have a sit-down lunch stop. Check back a few days prior to the ride for an updated listing with ride details: destination, distance, terrain and whether both paces are offered. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy (rain cancels). Cue sheets will not be available. NOTE: Ride starts at 9:30 for the month of May. Cue sheets will not be available. Organizers: Howard Hochheiser, 215-913-3246 and Daniel Operacz, 267-265-9358
Tuesday Night from North Penn High School
This weekly ride is scheduled on Tuesdays starting on March 21, 2017 and is scheduled to end on September 26, 2017. The ride will depart from North Penn High School - meet behind the school near the bus depot at 6:00 pm. Ride Level: C+/B-, Speed: 13-15 mph. Tuesday evening C+/B- ride from North Penn High School. We will meet at 6pm every Tuesday evening through the end of September. The rides will begin the season at 13-14mph and increase to occasional 15-16mph rides as the season slowly progresses. The riding distance is determined by the amount of sunlight. Come on out and discover new roads and routes. We never repeat a route during a single season. Cue sheets will not be available. Organizer: Jay Sitkin, 267-664-0939
This weekly ride is scheduled on Tuesdays starting on March 21, 2017 and is scheduled to end on September 5, 2017. The ride will depart from Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. at 6:00 pm. Ride Level: B/B-, Speed: 15 mph, Distance: 30-37 miles. Ride north towards Ambler riding through Schuylkill Park to Stenton Rd. How far out we go depends on daylight available. No cue sheet. No rest stops. Will regroup to let the ride leader catch up. Cue sheets will not be available. Organizers: Bruce Taubman, 856-392-9677 and Chris McEntee, (585) 355-3631
Flourtown Multi-Level Group Rides
This weekly ride is scheduled on Wednesdays starting on April 5, 2017 and is scheduled to end on September 27, 2017. The ride will depart from Flourtown Shopping Center at 6:00 pm. Ride Level: C thru A-, Speed: 13-19 mph, Distance: 20-40 miles. Meet every Wednesday 5:45pm, April thru September for multi-level group rides which start at 6pm sharp. We meet in the Flourtown Shopping Center far rear parking lot which is where the Giant Food Market is at. Ride levels C+ ( 13-14 mph), B Minus (14-15mph), B/B+ (16-17mph) and A Minus (17-19mph). Rides generally start 6pm sharp but look at the daily individual ride description for possible changes. Cue sheets will not be available. Organizer: Thomas G. Madle, 215-233-2578
Day / Night Phoenixville Dog Ride
This weekly ride is scheduled on Wednesdays starting on March 22, 2017 and is scheduled to end on April 26, 2017. The ride will depart from Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA at 6:00 pm. Ride Level: B-, Speed: 13.5-14.5 mph, Distance: 40-50 miles. The Phoenixville Day / Night dog rides return ! Celebrate the return of spring and longer days by joining us for daytime/nighttime rides until the end of April. Starting in the daylight, these rides continue in the dark for another 2-2.5 hours. These are 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. Precipitation and icy road conditions cancel. Cold temperatures do NOT cancel, but may shorten the ride. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20039945 Organizer: Rick Christie, 610-787-1985
Thursday Night from North Penn High School
This weekly ride is scheduled on Thursdays starting on March 23, 2017 and is scheduled to end on September 28, 2017. The ride will depart from north Penn High School - meet behind the school near the bus depot at 6:00 pm. Ride Level: C+/B-, Speed: 13-15 mph. Thursday evening C+/B- ride from North Penn High School. We will meet at 6pm every Thursday evening through the end of September. The rides will begin the season at 13-14mph and increase to occasional 15-16mph rides as the season slowly progresses. The riding distance is determined by the amount of sunlight. Come on out and discover new roads and routes. We never repeat a route during a single season. Cue sheets will not be available. Organizer: Jay Sitkin, 267-664-0939
Thursday Night Hill Ride
This weekly ride is scheduled on Thursdays starting on April 6, 2017 and is scheduled to end on September 14, 2017. The ride will depart from Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum at 6:00 pm. Ride Level: B-/C+ and B, Speed: 13.5 -14.5 mph, Distance: 25-35 miles. A moderately hilly ride conquering 3 Main Line hills that regroups at the top of each climb. As the days lengthen, so does the ride and we should be nearing 30 miles by July. No riders doing the listed pace will be dropped. 50% chance of rain between 6:00 and 8:00 cancels the ride. This year we will have 2 ride leaders, a faster group led by Chris and and the traditional paced group led by Joe. Headlights and taillights strongly recommended. Cue sheets will not be available. Organizers: Joe Lubeck, 610-291-3014 and Chris McEntee, (585) 355-3631
Conshohocken Multi-Level Rides
This weekly ride is scheduled on Thursdays starting on April 20, 2017 and is scheduled to end on August 31, 2017. The ride will depart from Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot at 6:00 pm. Ride Level: C+ and B, Speed: 13-14 and 14-16 mph, Distance: 20-30+ miles. Meet at 5:45 for a prompt start. Note that there aren't any bathroom facilities. We offer 2 paces on a variety of routes on relatively lightly traveled roads. Most will have some hills. Distance will vary with the pace and available daylight. Please bring a rear light for use at dusk, and preferably a front light too. Will regroup as needed, but please be prepared to maintain the ride's advertised pace. Must also be willing to ride safely and obey traffic laws. Check day of the ride for possible changes or cancellations (rain cancels), and if a certain pace is not available. Cue sheets will not be available. Organizers: Howard Hochheiser, 215-913-3246 and Peter Velletri, 484-368-6102
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
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 8:05 am. Ride Level: A-, 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 8:05 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 9:15 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. YOU MUST CARRY A SPARE TUBE. 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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