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BCP offers many regularly scheduled weekly rides. Follow this link to view the Weekly Ride List for more detailed information regarding these rides than the minimal description provided in the Monthly Ride Calendar below. Occasionally, ad-hoc rides are announced. These rides are sent by email to all members of the BCP email list. To join this list, click here. Information about some of our popular starting locations is available on our Ride Guide page which is found under the rides menu item.

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 April 2018 

  • SunApr. 012018
    Italian Fountain Century

    Levels C: 12mph, 1500 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 4:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578 and Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037 

    Join the 21st running of the 18th annual Italian Fountain Century, our 1/10 mile course will be fully marked, no one will be lost (or those who are lost will likely be found). Note early start so we will be finished in time to join the regular Sunday rides


    Easter Sunday Morning Ramble - UDHS to Doylestown - TWO LEADERS, TWO PACES

    Levels B: 15mph, B-: 14mph, 45 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is UDHS to Doylestown for Easter Sunday Morning.
    Leaders: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862 and Stephen A. Muth, , 215-692-3585 

    Pretty loop from Upper Dublin High School to Doylestown, with two QUICK rest stops for snacks & bathroom. Along the way, we'll ride through Horsham and Warrington, Jamison, New Britain, and Springhouse. We'll cross the picturesque Neshaminy Creek on Dark Hollow Rd. Quick rest stops - Wawa at mile 17 in Jamison, and Weis Market in Doylestown at mile 28. (Please note: the Del Val College Market is closed for Easter Sunday.) Terrain is rolling - total climbing is 2236 ft - nothing severe. Please assemble by 8:45, so that we can leave promptly at 9:00am. Plan is to return by 1:00-1:15pm, in order to enjoy holiday festivities with loved ones this afternoon. Optional Preregistration has been set up here for your convenience. Preregistration is not required, BUT, it DOES save you writing time at the starting point, and, it helps your Co-Leaders by ensuring that your contact info is printed legibly. TWO LEADERS, TWO PACES: Steve Muth will lead a 14-15mph group, and Linda will lead the 13-14 group


    Kayuh Pedalers: Spring Rides

    Level D: 8-16mph, 10 to 15 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 11:00 am.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

    These will be true easy D rides around Philadelphia County. A no drop ride, re-group when needed. Helmet and Water a must. A light riding snack, rest stops. Safety Instructions


    Sunny Sunday D Ride

    Level D: 9mph, 14-24 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

    OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride through Fairmount Park and beyond. Distance will be determined after evaluating the assembled group. Please wear helmet(required by club rules. Bring water, $ for mid ride rest stop, extra tube, and water. Ride will be fairly flat, but a hill might be thrown into the ride to increase fitness. No one will be dropped. If we attempt a hill, walking the rest of the way to the top will be allowed. Breathing time before continuing will allow recovery. Bring smiles!


    Sunny Sunday C Spinoff to Ardmore

    Level C: 13mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is Ardmore via Bryn Mawr Ave Hill.
    Leader: Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487

    A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup. Trip to Ardmore Farmers Market for lunch via the Bryn Mawr Ave Hill, 25 miles. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign.

  • MonApr. 022018
    CANCELLED Church of the Saviour Multi-Level Rides

    Level A through D: 8-20mph, 13-45 miles. Meet at Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm.
    Leader: Vince Calkins, ,

    Multi-level ride group with 7 different paced groups ( D, C, C+, B-, B, B+, and A). The 7 groups range from a slow D level "hybrid / road" group that rides no more than 15 miles at 8-11 mph pace up to our fastest pace "A" ride group that rides at 18-20 mph and anywhere between 20 and 50 miles depending on sunset times. We ride every Monday April thru September except when a Monday falls on a holiday. Rain cancels the rides. See a description of each individual ride group on the daily calendar.

  • TueApr. 032018
    CANCELLED Ride Yer Bike Tuesday

    Levels A-/B+: 16.5-17.5mph, B/B-: 15-16mph, C+: 13-14mph, 41 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Meander to Del Val Farm Market.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 and Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905 

    Bring yer bike & sense of adventure. Some days we'll ride familiar favorite routes, other days we'll scope out new routes. Today we'll ride to Del Val College Farm Market, a relatively easy ride (no big hills) on mostly back roads and paved trails. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the posted pace. Must be willing to ride safely & obey traffic laws. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy (rain cancels). RIDE STARTS @ 9:30 IN MAY. THE LAST RIDE OF THE MONTH STARTS FROM CENTRAL PARK, DOYLESTOWN.


    CANCELLED Bulldog ride

    Levels B: 15mph, B-: 14mph, 30-34 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.. The ride leaves at 5:45 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Bruce Taubman, , 856-392-9677 and Chris McEntee, , (484) 483-5822 

    Ride thru the park to Henry Ave across McCallum bridge to Germantown Ave and out toward Ambler. How far out we go depends on daytime hours .


    CANCELLED Cancelled - Tuesday evening from North Penn High School

    Level B: 15mph, Sunlight determines miles. Meet at North Penn High School. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jay Sitkin, , 267-664-0939

    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. 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.


    (Second Session Postponed from March 27) Ride leader training II

    Meet at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 W. Willow Grove Ave, Chestnut Hill. The event starts at 6:30 pm.
    Organizers: Barbara Monegan, , 484-332-5284 and Chuck Herbert, , 215-430-3222 

    Join us for two nights of Ride Leader Training -- Tues.March 27 and April 3. 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Participants will receive a certificate noting that they have completed ride leader training with BCP. Learn to plan and schedule routes, ride safely, manage a ride, and deal with emergencies. (...and change tires.) contact Chuck Herbert, for more information.

  • WedApr. 042018
    Flourtown Multi-Level Rides, Every Wednesday April Thru September

    Level A- through C+: 13-18mph, 15-40 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm.
    Leader: Thomas G. Madle, , 215-233-2578

    Multi-level ride group (C+, B-, B, A- ) that meets every Wednesday April thru September. Various ride leaders. See daily calendar for details. Rain cancels ride


    Phoenixville Day/Night Dog Ride, B-/C+, 13.5-14.5

    Level C+: 13.5mph, 30-40 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm.
    Leader: Rick Christie, , 610-787-1985

    The day/night Phoenixville dog ride continues through the month of April. We start riding in the daylight and continue after sunset with headlights and taillights. A strong headlight and taillight are required. Rolling to hilly rides on low-traffic roads. Regroup as necessary. No one dropped, but please be prepared to ride the posted speed on rolling to hilly terrain.


    "Gear Up for Spring" Seminar & Social Meeting (RESCHEDULED from 3/21, due to the snow)

    Level B-: 14mph Meet at NoBA Community Workspace, 210 Bala Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    BCP is please to host this seminar, to help our members enjoy the return to early spring bike rides, with more comfort, energy-efficiency, and good mechanical performance from our bikes. A physical therapist (Kira Sender, DPT) will present "spring training" exercises to maximize physical fitness and stamina, with less fatigue. A bike mechanic will present spring cleaning & tune-up essentials for our bikes to maximize performance and energy-effiiciency. The mechanic will also display accessories which are helpful for the fickle weather in spring, when it's cool in the morning, but warm in the afternoon. "Happy Half-Hour" begins at 6:30pm for refreshments and socializing, and the program begins at 7:00. There will be a brief intermission between presentations for refreshments and socializing. PARKING is available across the street in the municipal garage. Parking is FREE after 6:00pm. PUBLIC TRANSIT: The venue is one block from the Cynwyd train station. Septa buses 44 and 52 run along Bala Ave, in front of the venue. VOLUNTEERS are NEEDED to help with set-up (5:45), and with clean-up at the end of the program. If you are able to volunteer, THANK YOU! Please contact LMc.

  • ThuApr. 052018
    Ride With Leon - Ardmore (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10-12mph, 25 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    Seems like Thursday will be the best day in the week days this week. Ardmore Farmers Market will be the coffee stop destination. It is going to be chilly but you know what they say? It's chilly in Philly.


    Thursday Night Hill Ride

    Levels B: 15mph, B-/C+: 14mph, 25 -35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 5:45 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555 and Gene Sobel, , 215-964-4884 

    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 Cue sheets will not be available. This year we will have 2 different paced groups. Simon will lead a B pace ride at 14.5 - 15.5 mph and Gene will lead the traditional pace at 13.5 - 14.5 mph


    CANCELLED Cancelled - Thursday Evenings from North Penn High School

    Level B-/C+: 13-15mph, Sunlight determines miles. Meet at North Penn High School. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jay Sitkin, , 267-664-0939

    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. 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.

  • FriApr. 062018
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. UDHS to Doylestown

    Level B-/C+: 14mph, 46 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is UDHS to Doylestown for Easter Sunday Morning.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Pretty loop from Upper Dublin High School to Doylestown, with two QUICK rest stops for snacks & bathroom. Along the way, we'll ride through Horsham and Warrington, Jamison, New Britain, and Springhouse. We'll cross the picturesque Neshaminy Creek on Dark Hollow Rd. Quick rest stops - Wawa at mile 17 in Jamison, and Weis Market in Doylestown at mile 28. Terrain is rolling - total climbing is 2236 ft - nothing severe. Plan is to return by ~1:40pm.. Optional Preregistration has been set up here for your convenience. Preregistration is not required, BUT, it DOES save you writing time at the starting point, and, it helps your Leader by ensuring that your contact info is printed legibly.

  • SatApr. 072018
    Progressive D Rides - Conshohocken

    Level D: 10mph, 25 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    D riders , get ready for Summer cycling by going a little bit farther, a little bit faster with a little bit more confidence and skill on this progressive series D rides on each Saturday of April. Cycle each Saturday over the Schuylkill River Trail to Conshohocken, 25 mile , Bridgeport, 35 miles, Valley Forge, 45 miles, and Phoenixville, 55 miles! Do everyone and the leader will treat you to a beverage at the Steel City Cafe ! This week's progressive D ride is to Conshohocken.


    Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride

    Level A-, 16-17 mph, 40-55 miles. Main Line Cycles front of shop 919 Montgomery Ave. The ride leaves at 9:05 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1940076.
    Leaders: Jeff Diacik, , 215-783-8537, Derek Barnes, , 610-246-3917 and Shahar Shiff, , 215-776-3963 

    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.


    Morphed Toss of the dice - Mystery Tour

    Level B-: 14mph, 45-60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:15 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Mystery Tour.
    Leader: Joseph M. Pless, , 610-937-9010

    Friendly B- ride with various destinations: BE SURE TO CHECK THE DAILY RIDE CALENDAR FOR RIDE LEADER AND DESTINATION INFORMATION. Bring money for lunch. We will regroup as necessary and wait at turns within ride level expectations. YOU MUST CARRY A SPARE TUBE. 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.

  • SunApr. 082018
    Lansdale to Ottsville Whole Foods CO-LEADER WELCOME

    Level B-: 14mph, 54 miles. Meet at Pavilion Shoping Center in Lansdale, on Broad St. between Whites Rd & Hancock St.. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11651537.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Scenic loop from Lansdale to the Kimberton Whole Foods Market in Ottsville, Bucks County. Outbound via Hatfield and Perkasie, return via Plumsteadville, Peace Valley Park, and Colmar. Brief rest stop for snack and bathroom at mile 19 in Pennridge. Lunch stop at Kimberton Whole Foods in Ottsville at mile 29. On the return, if another water stop is needed, we pass a Wawa at mile 49. Total elevation gain is 2529 feet. Please click on the route map link below to preview the elevation profile - there is a significant climb in the beginning, and one at the end. The middle of the route is mostly rolling. We will regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain the advertised pace. CO-LEADER WELCOME - if you would like to lead this ride at an alternative speed, thank you! This will allow more riders to join us and ride at a comfortable pace. Please contact LMc. Meeting point - Pavilion Shops in Lansdale - park near the "Pets Plus".


    Hike the Wissahickon (ad-hoc ride)

    Levels C: 12mph, 7-8 miles. Meet at Valley Green Inn. The ride leaves at 9:30 am.
    Leaders: Debbie Hoellein, , 215-833-5545 and James R. McClory, , (609) 513-1714 

    Please join us as we revisit Toleration and Mom Rinkers Rock. This hike is similar to the hike we did 3 weeks ago, but we will reach Toleration starting on the west side of the creek this time. Jim and I have been learning a lot about the statue and the rock it stands upon and we'll share it with you. A few of the trails are still muddy so wear appropriate shoes or boots. While the full length of the hike is close to 8 miles. there are shorter and flatter options available for the way back. Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome.


    Prediction Race

    Level all levels, 8-40 mph, 8.3 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

    So you think that you are a fast rider or know that you are slow, but in this event you speed does not determine the winner. A course is planned to start at the Azalea Garden behind the Philadelphia Art Museum. The racers of all categories predict the time it will take them to complete the loop around MLK Drive and Kelly Drive. It doesn’t matter how fast you go, but how close to your predicted time it takes to complete the course. No watches, bike computers, or any other device will be allowed that will give you a clue to time and speed. Starting time is 10:00 AM with registration starting at 9:30. There will be a preregistration event sign-in on the web site. This event will be for no more than 30 predictors. There will be a $5 registration fee with 50% of this fee going to a biking related charity. The remainder will be divided by a 3/2/1 ratio for prizes to the closest predictors. If you don't feel like riding you can come to cheer the riders. Please look for further info on the web site in mid to late march. .


    Kayuh Pedalers: Spring Rides

    Level D: 8-11mph, 10 to 15 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 11:00 am.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

    These will be true easy D rides around Philadelphia County. A no drop ride, re-group when needed. Helmet and Water a must. A light riding snack, rest stops. Safety Instructions


    Sunny Sunday Afternoon D Ride

    Level D: 10-12mph, 15 - 25 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    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 one hour prior to start, cancels.


    Sunny Sunday C Spinoff

    Level C: 13mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm.
    Leader: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578

    A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles, usually with a lunch or snack stop. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign.

  • MonApr. 092018
    Ride with Leon -Riverwards Coffee Shop (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 20 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    Riding with Leon is becoming a regular thing. The real meaning of this ride is that it meets 10 am. We will go clockwise to the River Wards Coffee Shop in Port Richmond, meaning the route will go out the Kelly Dr bike trail to the Western end of W Allegheny Ave. Then East to the Eastern end of Allegheny Ave at Richmond St. This is a true city ride.


    Church of the Saviour Multi-Level Rides

    Level A through D: 8-20mph, 13-45 miles. Meet at Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm.
    Leader: Vince Calkins, ,

    Multi-level ride group with 7 different paced groups ( D, C, C+, B-, B, B+, and A). The 7 groups range from a slow D level "hybrid / road" group that rides no more than 15 miles at 8-11 mph pace up to our fastest pace "A" ride group that rides at 18-20 mph and anywhere between 20 and 50 miles depending on sunset times. We ride every Monday April thru September except when a Monday falls on a holiday. Rain cancels the rides. See a description of each individual ride group on the daily calendar.

  • TueApr. 102018
    Ride Yer Bike Tuesday (NOTE: 11:00 start)

    Levels A-/B+: 16.5-17.5mph, B/B-: 15-16mph, C+: 13-14mph, 42 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 11:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21524466.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 and Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905 

    If cancelled due to rain or wet roads, will be rescheduled for Wed. at 11:00. Bring yer bike & sense of adventure. Some days we'll ride familiar favorite routes, other days we'll scope out new routes. Today we'll ride to Del Val College Farm Market, a relatively easy ride (no big hills) on mostly back roads and paved trails. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the posted pace. Must be willing to ride safely & obey traffic laws. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy (rain cancels).RIDE STARTS @ 9:30 IN MAY. THE LAST RIDE OF THE MONTH STARTS FROM CENTRAL PARK, DOYLESTOWN.


    Tuesday evening from North Penn High School

    Level B: 15mph, Sunlight determines miles. Meet at North Penn High School. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jay Sitkin, , 267-664-0939

    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. 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.


    Bulldog ride

    Levels B: 15mph, B-: 14mph, 30-34 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Bruce Taubman, , 856-392-9677 and Chris McEntee, , (484) 483-5822 

    Ride thru the park to Henry Ave across McCallum bridge to Germantown Ave and out toward Ambler. How far out we go depends on daytime hours .

  • WedApr. 112018
    Flourtown Multi-Level Rides, Every Wednesday April Thru September

    Level A- through C+: 13-18mph, 15-40 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm.
    Leader: Thomas G. Madle, , 215-233-2578

    Multi-level ride group (C+, B-, B, A- ) that meets every Wednesday April thru September. Various ride leaders. See daily calendar for details. Rain cancels ride


    Phoenixville Day/Night Dog Ride, B-/C+, 13.5-14.5

    Level C+: 13.5mph, 30-40 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm.
    Leader: Rick Christie, , 610-787-1985

    The day/night Phoenixville dog ride continues through the month of April. We start riding in the daylight and continue after sunset with headlights and taillights. A strong headlight and taillight are required. Rolling to hilly rides on low-traffic roads. Regroup as necessary. No one dropped, but please be prepared to ride the posted speed on rolling to hilly terrain.

  • ThuApr. 122018
    Thursday Night Hill Ride

    Levels B: 15mph, B-/C+: 14mph, 25 -35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 5:45 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555 and Gene Sobel, , 215-964-4884 

    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 Cue sheets will not be available. This year we will have 2 different paced groups. Simon will lead a B pace ride at 14.5 - 15.5 mph and Gene will lead the traditional pace at 13.5 -14.5 mph


    Thursday Evenings from North Penn High School

    Level B-/C+: 13-15mph, Sunlight determines miles. Meet at North Penn High School. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jay Sitkin, , 267-664-0939

    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. 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.


    Conshohocken Multi-Level Rides

    Levels B: 14-16mph, C+: 13-14mph, 20-30+ miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246 and Scott Siegfried, , 610-496-1965 

    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.

  • FriApr. 132018
    Havertown, PA (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 30 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    Let's cycle to the Havertown Grille for breakfast on this predicted 80 degree sunny day!


    Friday Frolic w/Linda. DOYLESTOWN TO HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ

    Level B-/C+: 13-14mph, 55 miles. Meet at Central Park in Doylestown - Wells Rd between Turk and Lower State/Court St.. The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6539120.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Scenic route from Doylestown through Upper Bucks County, into Hunterdon County, NJ, on [mostly] peaceful and pretty country roads, passing lovely country homes & farms. 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.

  • SatApr. 142018
    Early Bird Ride to Coffee in Flourtown, Truncated Edition (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B: 15mph, 44 +/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 7:35 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, , 215-665-2048

    Assemble at 7:35 AM. Depart at 7:40 SHARP. Ride through East Falls, Wyndmoor, Flourtown, Militia Hill, Manayunk, and Bala Cynwyd. Several hills but no killers. 30-minute coffee stop in Flourtown. (It's all about the coffee!). Will regroup at top of hills if necessary, but riders are expected to maintain posted speed (what our computers read upon ride completion). PLEASE PREREGISTER: saves time; ensures that I will be able to read important emergency info; and no problem if you change your mind and don't show up since we will not be waiting past the posted departure time.


    Progressive D Ride - Bridgeport

    Level D: 10mph, 35 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    D riders , get ready for Summer cycling by going a little bit farther, a little bit faster with a little bit more confidence and skill on this progressive series D rides on each Saturday of April. Cycle each Saturday over the Schuylkill River Trail to Conshohocken, 25 mile , Bridgeport, 35 miles, Valley Forge, 45 miles, and Phoenixville, 55 miles! Do everyone and the leader will treat you to a beverage at the Steel City Cafe ! This week's progressive D ride is to Bridgeport, PA.


    Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride

    Level A-, 16-17 mph, 40-55 miles. Main Line Cycles front of shop 919 Montgomery Ave. The ride leaves at 9:05 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1940076.
    Leaders: Jeff Diacik, , 215-783-8537, Derek Barnes, , 610-246-3917 and Shahar Shiff, , 215-776-3963 

    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.


    Morphed Toss of the dice - PLEASE NOTE EARLIER START TIME OF 9:15

    Level B-/C+: 13.5-14.5mph, 52 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is Art Museum to Whole Foods - North Wales.
    Leader: Joseph Lubeck, , 610-291-3014

    Friendly C+ ride to Whole Foods North Wales. 52 miles, 2300 feet of climbing, rolling terrain with no prolonged climbs. Bring money for lunch. We will regroup as necessary and wait at turns within ride level expectations. YOU MUST CARRY A SPARE TUBE. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time.

  • SunApr. 152018
    POSTPONED/RESCHEDULED for next Sunday, 4/22 - Pre-Picnic Ramble: Bala Cynwyd to Wegman's in Malvern, then, return to Bala Cynwyd for the SPRING KICK-OFF PICNIC

    Level B-: 14mph, 52 miles. Meet at East Levering Mill Rd & Cambridge, Bala Cynwyd. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12719287.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    POSTPONED/RESCHEDULED for next Sunday, 4/22 - Hilly but scenic meander from Bala Cynwyd to the Wegman's in Malvern for a snack, then return to Bala Cynwyd. Outbound via Cynwyd Heritage Trail, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Paoli. Return via the Chester Valley Trail, Strafford, Wayne, and Villanova. On the outbound, there is a porta-potty stop in The Willows Park at mile 15. Quick food stop at Wegman's at mile 30. On the return, there is a 6-mile flat stretch on the Chester Valley Trail. We will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will maintain the advertised pace, in order to return to Bala Cynwyd by 1:30pm for the Spring Kick-Off Party. Please click on the route map link below to preview the elevation profile. Total elevation gain 3307 feet - rolling terrain with some brisk climbs.


    Kayuh Pedalers: Spring Rides

    Level D: 8-11mph, 10 to 15 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 11:00 am.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

    These will be true easy D rides around Philadelphia County. A no drop ride, re-group when needed. Helmet and Water a must. A light riding snack, rest stops. Safety Instructions This weeks ride will be to Bala Cynwyd with a stop at the Club picnic. Live near Kayuh Bike Shop come join us.


    Delaware County Rides to the Opening Picnic. POSTPONED

    Level D: 9-12mph, 30 miles + miles. Meet at Lansdowne Regional Rail Train Station Outbound side. The ride leaves at 11:30 am.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

    Ride from Lansdowne to the picnic site in Bala Cynwyd. It is hilly ride that is longer. But, we will use an OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride through the Delaware County Suburbs to get to the picnic. Bring helmet(required by the club), water, extra tube. Dress properly for the changeable weather conditions of spring. Postponed! Rain date is Sunday, April 22, 2018. Same time and Place.


    Sunny Sunday D Ride

    Level D: 9-11.5mph, 14-25 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    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. snack is strongly recommended. This ride will go the Spring opening picnic in Bala Cynwyd by SRT and Cynwyd Heritage Trail. Safety and equipment instruction provided as needed. Rain one hour prior to start, cancels. Cue sheets will not be available


    Sunny Sunday C Spinoff

    Level C: 13mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm.
    Leader: Chuck Martin, , 215-923-1887

    A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles, usually with a lunch or snack stop. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign. This week we will go to the Spring Kickoff Party in Bala Cynwyd.

  • MonApr. 162018
    Church of the Saviour Multi-Level Rides

    Level A through D: 8-20mph, 13-45 miles. Meet at Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm.
    Leader: Vince Calkins, ,

    Multi-level ride group with 7 different paced groups ( D, C, C+, B-, B, B+, and A). The 7 groups range from a slow D level "hybrid / road" group that rides no more than 15 miles at 8-11 mph pace up to our fastest pace "A" ride group that rides at 18-20 mph and anywhere between 20 and 50 miles depending on sunset times. We ride every Monday April thru September except when a Monday falls on a holiday. Rain cancels the rides. See a description of each individual ride group on the daily calendar.

  • TueApr. 172018
    CANCELLED Ride Yer Bike Tuesday (rescheduled for Wednesday)

    Levels A-/B+: 16.5-17.5mph, B/B-: 15-16mph, C+: 13-14mph, 35-50 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 and Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905 

    Bring yer bike & 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 be willing to ride safely & 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 & whether all paces are offered. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy (rain cancels). RIDE STARTS @ 9:30 IN MAY. THE LAST RIDE OF THE MONTH STARTS FROM CENTRAL PARK, DOYLESTOWN.


    CANCELLED Tuesday evening from North Penn High School

    Level B: 15mph, Sunlight determines miles. Meet at North Penn High School. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jay Sitkin, , 267-664-0939

    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. 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.


    CANCELLED Bulldog ride

    Levels B: 15mph, B-: 14mph, 30-34 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Bruce Taubman, , 856-392-9677 and Chris McEntee, , (484) 483-5822 

    Ride thru the park to Henry Ave across McCallum bridge to Germantown Ave and out toward Ambler. How far out we go depends on daytime hours .

  • WedApr. 182018
    Ride Yer Bike Tuesday on a Wednesday

    Levels A-/B+: 16.5-17.5mph, C+: 13-14mph, 40 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 10:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26494682.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246 and Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 

    NOTE: 10:30 START. UPDATE: 2 paces today. Bring yer bike & sense of adventure. Some days we'll ride familiar favorite routes, other days we'll scope out new routes. Today we'll ride to Skippack (Italian Market or Wawa) on low trafficked roads with rolling hills, nothing steep. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the posted pace. Must be willing to ride safely & obey traffic laws. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy (rain cancels). NOTE: 9:30 START IN MAY. THE LAST RIDE OF THE MONTH STARTS FROM CENTRAL PARK, DOYLESTOWN.


    Phoenixville Day/Night Dog Ride, B-/C+, 13.5-14.5

    Level C+: 13.5mph, 30-40 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm.
    Leader: Rick Christie, , 610-787-1985

    The day/night Phoenixville dog ride continues through the month of April. We start riding in the daylight and continue after sunset with headlights and taillights. A strong headlight and taillight are required. Rolling to hilly rides on low-traffic roads. Regroup as necessary. No one dropped, but please be prepared to ride the posted speed on rolling to hilly terrain.


    Delightful, Delicious D/D+/C- Ride, Wednesday Evening Edition

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-30 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:20 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Gently paced, relaxed, post-work ride on quiet roads to pedal away workday stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking low-intensity recovery ride. Meet in same parking lot as "Multi-Paced Rides" listed above. Rear of lot, near Giant Market. (LANDMARK: Flourtown Shopping Ctr has McDonald's in the front, facing Bethlehem Pike.) Please bring LIGHTS in case we return close to dark. Cue sheets will not be available. Please note: One Wednesday per month (usually the second Wed), Linda cannot lead this ride, due to BCP Board meeting -will try to arrange another leader on Board meeting nights.

  • ThuApr. 192018
    Thursday Night Hill Ride

    Levels B: 15mph, B-/C+: 14mph, 25 -35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 5:45 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555 and Gene Sobel, , 215-964-4884 

    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 Cue sheets will not be available. This year we will have 2 different paced groups. Simon will lead a B pace ride at 14.5 - 15.5 mph and Gene will lead the traditional pace at 13.5 -14.5 mph


    "C"vilized Thursday Night Hill Ride

    Levels C: 12mph, 25 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 5:46 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578 and Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487 

    A true C level version of the Thursday night hill ride, April 19 is the first scheduled "C"vilized ride for 2018. Early season we will likely abbreviate the route to try to beat the darkness home.


    Thursday Evenings from North Penn High School

    Level B-/C+: 13-15mph, Sunlight determines miles. Meet at North Penn High School. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jay Sitkin, , 267-664-0939

    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. 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.


    CANCELLED Conshohocken Multi-Level Rides

    Levels B: 14-16mph, C+: 13-14mph, 20-30+ miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246 and Peter Velletri, , 484-368-6102 

    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.


    Delightful, Delicious D/D+/C- Evening ride, Thursday Edition

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-30 miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 6:15 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the stresses of the workday, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride - relaxed pace. Meet in same parking lot as the "Multi-Level Conshohocken Rides". Start by riding on the Schuylkill River Trail, and/or, the Cross County Trail, which connects the Schuylkill with Plymouth Meeting . As riders get stronger, we can turn off the trails and explore some pretty roads in the area. Please bring lights in case we return close to dark.

  • FriApr. 202018
    Friday Frolic w/LMc - Ft. Washington St Park to Tyler State Park & Historic Newtown, Bucks County.

    Level B-/C+: 13-14mph, 54, short-cut option miles. Meet at Ft. Washington State Park Hawk Watch Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11547294.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Scenic loop from Ft. Washington State Park HAWK WATCH parking lot, to Bucks County - peaceful Tyler State Park and the charming (and historic) borough of Newtown, crossing the Neshaminy Creek. (Newtown was founded by William Penn in 1684.) Lunch stop at an indoor food court at mile 24. On the return, we'll cross scenic Springfield Lake in Churchville. At mile 39, there is a mega-Wawa, if another rest stop is needed. Total climbing is 2508 feet - not too strenuous. Please click on the route map link below, to preview the route and the elevation profile. We will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but, we will try to maintain the advertised pace. Plan is to return by ~ 3:00pm SHORT-CUT OPTION: Shortly after starting the ride at FWSP Hawk Watch, we will pass UDHS at mile 3 (~9:45-ish). We can stop at UDHS if more riders would like to join us there. On the return to FWSP, around mile 48, there is a way to detour off the cue sheet to return to UDHS. This would shave off ~7 miles total. If you would like to ride a shorter loop from UDHS, please contact the Leader. Thank you!

  • SatApr. 212018
    Progressive D Ride - Valley Forge

    Level D: 10mph, 45 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    D riders , get ready for Summer cycling by going a little bit farther, a little bit faster with a little bit more confidence and skill on this progressive series D rides on each Saturday of April. Cycle each Saturday over the Schuylkill River Trail to Conshohocken, 25 mile , Bridgeport, 35 miles, Valley Forge, 45 miles, and Phoenixville, 55 miles! Do everyone and the leader will treat you to a beverage at the Steel City Cafe ! This week's progressive D ride is to Valley Forge, Bettswood rest area.


    Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride

    Level A-, 16-17 mph, 40-55 miles. Main Line Cycles front of shop 919 Montgomery Ave. The ride leaves at 9:05 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1940076.
    Leaders: Jeff Diacik, , 215-783-8537, Derek Barnes, , 610-246-3917 and Shahar Shiff, , 215-776-3963 

    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.


    Toss of the dice - The Stable Genus Ride

    Level C+: 12-14mph, 44 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. The on-line route map is Stable Genus.
    Leader: Joseph M. Pless, , 610-937-9010

    Friendly C+ ride with various destinations: BE SURE TO CHECK THE DAILY RIDE CALENDAR FOR RIDE LEADER AND DESTINATION INFORMATION. Bring money for lunch. We will regroup as necessary and wait at turns within ride level expectations. YOU MUST CARRY A SPARE TUBE. 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.


    Hills out West (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B: 15mph, 53 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23675788.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

    Consider this the next step up from the Toss of the DIce "C+", but further (50 - 70 miles) and with more hills (3000 - 5000). The pace is likely to be 14 - 14.5 mph. If it proves popular I will make it a weekly recurring ride. This week we will be heading to Media and Ridley Creek State Park. 53 miles & 3,300 ft of climbing. We will regroup as needed. Bring food or money for snack along the way, as well as a spare tube. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. I Updated the route slightly for the return in the Haverford area 4/20 8:00 pm.


    Scenic Adventure - Langhorne, Bucks County to Lambertville, NJ CO-LEADER WELCOME

    Level B-: 14mph, 56 miles. Meet at Cairn University, 200 Manor Ave, Langhorne Manor, PA, near Manor and Bellevue.. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3217415.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Today's pretty ride will be a change of location and scenery. This is a picturesque route in Bucks County, as well as Hunterdon County, NJ, from Langhorne, to Yardley, Washington Crossing, Titusville and Lambertville in NJ, then returning to Washington Crossing and Langhorne. Mostly rolling terrain with some nice, flat stretches along the river. A couple of brisk climbs before the lunch stop, but nothing too steep. Total elevation gain is 2568 ft. Quick snack/rest stop in Washington Crossing at mile 15. Lunch stop in Lambertville at a coffee shop/roastery at mile 32. DRIVING DIRECTIONS: to Cairn University from Philadelphia, heading north to Langhorne: Take US-1 North, and go beyond the Neshaminy Mall. Stay straight on the US-1 North expressway toward Morrisville. Take the exit for Bellevue Ave/PA-413 -- this is a right-lane exit and a right turn onto Bellevue. From Bellevue, in 0.6 mi, turn left onto MANOR Ave. You will see signs for Cairn University. Make a soft left turn onto University Drive (look for the red & white "Welcome" banner). Park in Lot A, the first parking lot on your right, across from the pond and fountain. CO-LEADER WELCOME: If you would like to lead this ride at an alternative speed, thank you! This will allow more riders to enjoy the ride at a comfortable pace. Please contact LMc.


    Lancaster Tandem Ride

    Level Tandem: 13-15mph, 30 miles. Meet at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg, PA. The tandem ride leaves at 10:00 am.
    Leader:  Show and Go

    Ride in bucolic Lancaster area. Ride starts at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania 300 Gap Road • PA Route 741 PO Box 125 Strasburg, PA 17579. Contact for more info.

  • SunApr. 222018
    Early AM Pre-Picnic Ramble: Bala Cynwyd to Wegman's in Malvern, then, return to Bala Cynwyd for the SPRING KICK-OFF PICNIC - RESCHEDULED from last Sunday

    Level B-: 14mph, 49 miles. Meet at East Levering Mill Rd & Cambridge, Bala Cynwyd. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27281213.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    RESCHEDULED from last Sunday, 4/15 - Hilly but scenic meander from Bala Cynwyd to the Wegman's in Malvern for a snack, then return to Bala Cynwyd. Outbound via Cynwyd Heritage Trail, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Paoli. Return via the Chester Valley Trail, Strafford, Wayne, and Villanova. On the outbound, there is a porta-potty stop in The Willows Park at mile 13. Quick food stop at Wegman's at mile 28. On the return, there is a 6-mile flat stretch on the Chester Valley Trail. We will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will maintain the advertised pace, in order to return to Bala Cynwyd by 1:30pm for the Spring Kick-Off Party. Please click on the route map link below to preview the elevation profile. Total elevation gain 3064 feet - rolling terrain with some brisk climbs.


    Kayuh Pedalers: Spring Rides

    Level D: 8-11mph, 10 to 15 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 11:00 am.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

    These will be true easy D rides around Philadelphia County. A no drop ride, re-group when needed. Helmet and Water a must. A light riding snack, rest stops. Safety Instructions This weeks ride will be to Bala Cynwyd with a stop at the Club picnic. Live near Kayuh Bike Shop come join us.


    Delaware County Riders Go to the Picnic in Bala Cynwyd

    Level D: 9-13mph, 30-35 miles. Meet at Lansdowne Septa Regional Rail Station-Outbound side. The ride leaves at 11:15 am.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

    Hilly ride at a D ride pace to the Picnic in Bala Cynwyd. Please bring helmet(required by club), water, extra tube, and a hunger for picnic foods supplied by the Bike Club of Philadelphia.


    Tandem Ride to Spring Kickoff

    Levels Tandem: 12mph, 35 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The tandem ride leaves at 11:30 am. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26982945?privacy_code=KHj3nzHJManfld0P.
    Leaders: Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905 and LINDA FREIMARK, , 215-853-8900 

    Mostly flat ride on SRT except climb up Cynwyd Trail. Options to to ride parallel streets depending on trail conditions. Aiming to arrive at picnic shortly after 1 PM.


    Sunny Sunday D Ride

    Level D: 9-11.5mph, 14-24 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    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. This ride will go to the rescheduled Open the Season Picnic in Bala. Cynwyd. Safety and equipment instruction provided as needed. Rain one hour prior to start, cancels. Cue sheets will not be available


    Sunny Sunday C Spinoff

    Level C: 13mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm.
    Leader: Ben Sears, , 215-844-3784

    A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles, usually with a lunch or snack stop. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign. This week's ride will go to the BCP picnic.

  • MonApr. 232018
    Nitty Gritty City Ride-W Sedgley Ave (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 15 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    Ride thru North Philadelphia along the north side of the Northeast Rail Corridor. Destination is River Wards Coffee Shop in Port Richmond.


    Church of the Saviour Multi-Level Rides

    Level A through D: 8-20mph, 13-45 miles. Meet at Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm.
    Leader: Vince Calkins, ,

    Multi-level ride group with 7 different paced groups ( D, C, C+, B-, B, B+, and A). The 7 groups range from a slow D level "hybrid / road" group that rides no more than 15 miles at 8-11 mph pace up to our fastest pace "A" ride group that rides at 18-20 mph and anywhere between 20 and 50 miles depending on sunset times. We ride every Monday April thru September except when a Monday falls on a holiday. Rain cancels the rides. See a description of each individual ride group on the daily calendar.

  • TueApr. 242018
    Suzy-Jo Donut Day at Riverbend Cafe (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 25 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    Lets get in a ride before the rain forcast. Tuesdays are Suzy-Jo Donut day at Riverbend Cafe without needing to go on to Bridgeport, PA. This morning's route will go out Bryn Mar Ave, the Cynwd Heritage Trail, over Manayunk Trail Bridge, up Umbia and following Rivser Rd to the back approach to Riverbend Cafe and Bicycle Shop. We ride to eat donuts.


    Ride Yer Bike Tuesday

    Levels A-/B+: 16.5-17.5mph, B/B-: 15-16mph, C+: 13-14mph, 42 miles. Meet at Central Park, Doylestown. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Central Park to New Hope.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 and Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905 

    Note: Ride start at Central Park in Doylestown. Bring yer bike & sense of adventure. Some days we'll ride familiar favorite routes, other days we'll scope out new routes. Today we'll ride to New Hope. Expect lots of low traffic, rolling country roads (the only hill of note is Valley Rd. - long but not steep) and great company. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the posted pace. Must be willing to ride safely & obey traffic laws. Lunch at The French Bread Cafe. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy (rain cancels). RIDE STARTS @ 9:30 IN MAY.


    Tuesday evening from North Penn High School

    Level B: 15mph, Sunlight determines miles. Meet at North Penn High School. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jay Sitkin, , 267-664-0939

    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. 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.


    Bulldog ride

    Levels B: 15mph, B-: 14mph, 30-34 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Bruce Taubman, , 856-392-9677 and Chris McEntee, , (484) 483-5822 

    Ride thru the park to Henry Ave across McCallum bridge to Germantown Ave and out toward Ambler. How far out we go depends on daytime hours .


    Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Tuesday Evening Edition

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-30 miles. Meet at Glenside Public Library parking lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Scheduled for most Tuesday evenings throughout the summer. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. Relaxed pace. Cycle peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery Co. Meet in the library parking lot. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on our return. This Tuesday evening ride meets on 3 Tuesdays each month. One Tuesday of the month (usually, the LAST week of the month), this ride is replaced by the Ride to the Monthly Newsletter Mailing Party, meeting at 5:00pm.

  • WedApr. 252018
    Delightful, Delicious D/D+/C- Ride, Wednesday Evening Edition

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-30 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Gently paced, relaxed, post-work ride on quiet roads to pedal away workday stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking low-intensity recovery ride. Meet in same parking lot as "Multi-Paced Rides" listed above. Rear of lot, near Giant Market. (LANDMARK: Flourtown Shopping Ctr has McDonald's in the front, facing Bethlehem Pike.) Please bring LIGHTS in case we return close to dark. Cue sheets will not be available. Please note: One Wednesday per month (usually the second Wed), Linda cannot lead this ride, due to BCP Board meeting -will try to arrange another leader on Board meeting nights.

  • ThuApr. 262018
    Thursday Night Hill Ride

    Levels B: 15mph, B-/C+: 14mph, 25 -35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 5:45 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555 and Gene Sobel, , 215-964-4884 

    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 Cue sheets will not be available. This year we will have 2 different paced groups. Simon will lead a B pace ride at 14.0 - 15.5 mph and Gene will lead the traditional pace at 13.5 -14.5 mph. BRING ID & MONEY for after-ride drink at Azalea Garden Parks-on-Tap.


    "C"VILIZED THURSDAY NIGHT HILL RIDE

    Levels C: 12mph, 25 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 5:46 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578 and Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487 

    A true C level version of the Thursday night hill ride. Early season we will likely abbreviate the route to try to beat the darkness home.


    CANCELLED Thursday Evenings from North Penn High School

    Level B-/C+: 13-15mph, Sunlight determines miles. Meet at North Penn High School. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jay Sitkin, , 267-664-0939

    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. 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.


    Conshohocken Multi-Level Rides

    Levels B: 14-16mph, C+: 13-14mph, 20-30+ miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246 and Peter Velletri, , 484-368-6102 

    Meet at 5:45 for a prompt start. Note that there aren't any bathroom facilities. We offer 3 paces (17-18 mph in addition to the 2 listed 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.


    Delightful, Delicious D/D+/C-, Thursday Evening Edition

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-30 miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the stresses of the workday, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride - relaxed pace. Meet in same parking lot as the "Multi-Level Conshohocken Rides". Start by riding on the Schuylkill River Trail, and/or, the Cross County Trail, which connects the Schuylkill with Plymouth Meeting . As riders get stronger, we can turn off the trails and explore some pretty roads in the area. Please bring lights in case we return close to dark.

  • FriApr. 272018
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. For 4/27: Easy Ride from Valley Forge to Exton via Chester Valley Trail

    Level B-: 14mph, 35-40 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - rear parking lot behind Visitors Center on County Line Rd, off Route 23. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20647843.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    For April 27: Easy route from Valley Forge to Exton on the flat Chester Valley Trail, with a snack break at the half-way point at Starbucks. Depending on the group, we can return via roads instead of the trail. Leader has to be back by early afternoon, in order to assist at the Face of America event ride this weekend. (Face of America leaves from Valley Forge.) 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. 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.

  • SatApr. 282018
    Early Bird Ride to Coffee in Devon (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B: 15mph, 50 =/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 7:55 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, , 215-665-2048

    Assemble at 7:55. we willl leave at 8:00 SHARP! Ride through Belmont, Wynwood, Merion, Bryn Mawr, Villanova, Radnor, Devon, Wayne, Gulph Mills, Conshohocken, Manayunk, etc., returning via Manayunk Bridge and Bala Cynwyd. Many hills, including 12 (or so) relatively long ones. One 30-minute coffee stop in Devon (Pour Richards) at mile 26 or so. (It's all about the coffee.) Will regroup at top of long hills as needed, but riders are expected to achieve advertised pace (which is what our computers read as "average" at the finish). PLEASE PREREGISTER: It saves time; and increases substantially my ability to read the important info on the sign-in sheet; and it does not matter if you do not show up since we will not wait beyond the scheduled start time..


    Progressive D Ride - Phoenixville

    Level D: 10mph, 55 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    D riders , get ready for Summer cycling by going a little bit farther, a little bit faster with a little bit more confidence and skill on this progressive series D rides on each Saturday of April. Cycle each Saturday over the Schuylkill River Trail to Conshohocken, 25 mile , Bridgeport, 35 miles, Valley Forge, 45 miles, and Phoenixville, 55 miles! Do everyone and the leader will treat you to a beverage at the Steel City Cafe ! This week's progressive D ride is to Phoenixville, PA, Steel Ciy Cafe.


    Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride

    Level A-, 16-17 mph, 40-55 miles. Main Line Cycles front of shop 919 Montgomery Ave. The ride leaves at 9:05 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1940076.
    Leaders: Jeff Diacik, , 215-783-8537, Derek Barnes, , 610-246-3917 and Shahar Shiff, , 215-776-3963 

    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.


    Toss of the dice - Late Update: Art Museum to Whole Foods Springhouse

    Level C+: 12-14mph, 45-60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. The on-line route map is Art Museum to Whole Foods Springhouse.
    Leader: Joseph M. Pless, , 610-937-9010

    Friendly C+ ride with various destinations: BE SURE TO CHECK THE DAILY RIDE CALENDAR FOR RIDE LEADER AND DESTINATION INFORMATION. Bring money for lunch. We will regroup as necessary and wait at turns within ride level expectations. YOU MUST CARRY A SPARE TUBE. 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.


    Hills out West

    Level B: 13.5-14.5mph, 50 - 70 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27313794.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

    Consider this the next step up from the Toss of the DIce "C+", but further (50 - 70 miles) and with more hills (3000 - 5000). The pace is likely to be 13.5 - 14.5 mph, it is the hills that push this into the B category. We will regroup as needed. Bring food or money for snack along the way, as well as a spare tube. Check daily listing for route information. BRING ID for post-ride drink at Parks on Tap at the Azalea Garden. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time.

  • SunApr. 292018
    Kayuh Pedalers: Spring Rides

    Level D: 8-11mph, 10 to 15 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 11:00 am.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

    These will be true easy D rides around Philadelphia County. A no drop ride, re-group when needed. Helmet and Water a must. A light riding snack, rest stops. Safety Instructions. Hey, came back from the picnic ride with sunburn! Everyone start wearing SUNSCREEN. This weeks planned ride: Ben Franklin bridge on to the Nave Yard along the Delaware.


    Sunny Sunday D Ride

    Level D: 9-12mph, 14-24 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

    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 one hour prior to start, cancels. Cue sheets will not be available


    Sunny Sunday C Spinoff

    Level C: 13mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm.
    Leader: Michael J Olszewski, , 215-932-8586

    A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles, usually with a lunch or snack stop. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign.

  • MonApr. 302018
    Church of the Saviour Multi-Level Rides

    Level A through D: 8-20mph, 13-45 miles. Meet at Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm.
    Leader: Vince Calkins, ,

    Multi-level ride group with 7 different paced groups ( D, C, C+, B-, B, B+, and A). The 7 groups range from a slow D level "hybrid / road" group that rides no more than 15 miles at 8-11 mph pace up to our fastest pace "A" ride group that rides at 18-20 mph and anywhere between 20 and 50 miles depending on sunset times. We ride every Monday April thru September except when a Monday falls on a holiday. Rain cancels the rides. See a description of each individual ride group on the daily calendar.

 April, 2018

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