BCP COVID-19 Rider Guidelines

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COVID-19 Rider Guidelines
BCP is thrilled to announce a 

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Prediction Ride Challenge

When?  Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 11 am.  Rain date: Sunday, April 18
Where?  Azalea Garden at Fairmount Park
Registration fee: FREE for BCP members, $10 for non-members Non-member fee includes prorated BCP membership through 12/31/2021!
Preregistration is required. Sign-up on BCP ride calendar.
Can you ride your bike without looking at a bike computer or watch?
Can you tell how fast you are riding?
Do you want to compete against yourself, whatever your cycling skills are?

Now is the time to sign up for the BCP Prediction Challenge. We will start the timing at the Azalea Garden at Fairmount Park. Riders will predict how long they will be able to complete one of two courses when they register.

  • Short course: out and back on Martin Luther King Drive (8 miles elv. 250ft)
  • Long course: out and back to Conshohocken on the Schuylkill River Trail (24 miles elv. 1000ft)
    You may either go up on Umbria or stick to the Towpath (extra 100 ft of elevation).

The winner for each course will be the rider whose time is closest time to his/her predicted time. You will be on your honor not to look at a watch, timing device, smartphone, nor a bike computer. Use your experience of how your body reacts to speed and hills to help estimate what your time will be.

Preregistration is setup on the Ride Calendar for the short and long courses. Registration will be limited to the first 20 entrants for each course. For either course, remember it is not how fast you ride, but how close you come to your predicted time. You must ride safely, following traffic rules and remaining courteous to pedestrians and other trail users. COVID Rules will be in effect . There will be some nice gift cards to the Cosmic Café for the winners.
Hope to see you there!