BCP's Annual Picnic

Sunday, June 4th, 2023

Blue Bell Park


BCP's Annual Picnic

BCP’s Annual Picnic will be held on Sunday, June 4th, between noon and 3:30 p.m. The location is Blue Bell Park, right by the traffic circle at Walnut Lane & Park Line Drive in Wissahickon/Mount Airy. (The Park’s address is 842 West Walnut Lane, but your GPS may have trouble finding the entrance; more detailed directions are set forth below). We’ve reserved the pavilion there, so we will have a covered place in case of inclement weather. Everyone is welcome, including children. It will be a big BBQ, with picnic fare (various kinds of burgers, sausages, salads, chips, desserts, etc.). There are several club rides that will stop there, so you can both ride and attend the picnic that day.

Come see old friends and make new ones.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you like to bake, please volunteer to bake cookies or small cakes (for example, zucchini bread). That way, we’ll have great desserts. If you intend to bake something, please let me know several days beforehand, so that (a) we don’t have too many of the same thing (for example, chocolate chip cookies), and (b) we don’t end up with too much dessert (I don’t like people volunteering to bake and then their cookies/cakes aren’t even eaten). Please contact if you want to bake something.

We could still use a few volunteers to help out during the Picnic. If you’re willing and able, please contact me ASAP.

If you’re driving there, please bring some folding chairs. If you mark them with your name (suggestion: write your name on tape and affix it to the chair backs), that will make things easier when we are cleaning up.

The weather There is no rain date (because we reserved the location just for that date). But the event will occur unless the forecast is very bad. If we decide to cancel the picnic, we’ll send a notice on Saturday by email to our members and the Listserve. Please note that we have reserved the covered pavilion at the park, so even if it sprinkles, you’ll be under cover.

Howie Wiener


  • The Rides

  • 7:45 am Early Morning, Beat-the-Heat PRE-PICNIC Ramble - Blue Bell Park to Warrington, 46mi , THEN, RETURN to BLUE BELL PARK for BCP's Annual PICNIC - CO-LEADER WELCOME

    Pretty loop from Blue Bell Park in Mount Airy, Phila., to Warrington, Bucks County. Total climbing is 2300 feet. Outbound via Chestnut Hill, Flourtown, and Maple Glen. Return via Hartsville, Horsham...

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  • 12:00 pm Sunny Sunday D Ride to the Annual BCP Picnic

    Join us for a ride to BCP Annual Picnic at Blue Bell Park near the Walnut Lane Roundabout. New Riders and non-members are welcome to join us and meet fellow riders. Outbound via East Fairmount Par...

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  • 12:15 pm  Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off

    We will ride to the BCP picnic at Blue Bell Park, and then return. A true C ride, which cheerfully waits to regroup. Some climbing required.

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RIDE LEADERS NEEDED: If you would like to lead a group ride to and from the Picnic, THANK YOU for leading a ride! Please post your ride on the Calendar. Chuck will be coordinating the Ride Schedule.

Annual Picnic Location

Directions: From Henry Avenue, go north on Walnut Lane. Bear right at the traffic circle. The entrance to the park is about 100 feet past the circle, on the right. There is a sign by the entrance. There are parking spaces inside the park, but if the lot is filled, go back and park on Walnut Lane. The picnic is in/at a covered pavilion just past the end of the parking lot.

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