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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 2019 

  • MonApr. 012019
    Italian Fountain Century

    Levels C: 12mph, D: 8mph, 100 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 4:01 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578 and Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037 

    Don't miss the 19th running of the 21st annual Italian Fountain Century, counterclockwise this year - new metric option, quit after only 633 laps. Sag support by Rick Shaw.

  • TueApr. 022019
    Suzy-Jo 🍩 Ride, Riverbend Cafe (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 33 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

    Tuesdays are Suzy-Jo Donut day at Riverbend Cafe without needing to go on to Bridgeport, PA. This morning's route will reverse our normal 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. Then after coffee we will take a loop up the Mid County Trail to Plymouth Meeting and back down Spring Mill Rd to River Road to home. We ride to eat donuts.


    Coffee Run to RiverBend (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 11mph, 28 miles. Meet at Valley Forge Park Visitor Center main parking lot. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Steve Trobovic, , 610-687-9229

    Going to RiverBend on the SRT to join Philly Tim and friends for coffee and donuts. Then ride a loop to Plymouth Meeting with the group.


    CANCELLED RIDE YER BIKE TUESDAY

    Levels A-/B+: 16.5-17.5mph, 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 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21524466.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905 and Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 

    POSTPONING TO WEDNESDAY (2 PACES: C+ AND B+/A-). 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 the Del Val College Farm Market (19.5 mile mark) - a relatively easy ride (no big hills). Mostly low trafficked back roads and a few 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.


    Ride to & from the Monthly Newsletter Mailing Party

    Level C+: 13mph, 15 miles. Meet at United Artists 6 movie theatre, Main Strreet, Manayunk. The ride leaves at 5:15 pm.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Easy, out & back ride via the Schuylkill River Trail along Kelly Drive into Center City, to join Tom Witt and his crew at Cozen O'Connor, to prepare the April Quick Release newsletter for mailing. Please bring LOCKS and LIGHTS for the return trip. Light refreshments are served at the newsletter mailing party.


    Bulldog

    Levels B/B-: 14.5-15mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.. The ride leaves at 5:45 pm. The on-line route map is https://www.strava.com/routes/17408623.
    Leaders: Chris McEntee, , (585) 355-3631 and Bruce Taubman, , 856-392-9677 

    Early start to season with shorter, slower ride at B- pace. Ride length will increase with daylight and pace will pickup to B/B+ by summer. Headlights and taillights required. Pace is set by ride leader, do not ride ahead of the group on flats or heavy traffic. Rain cancels. Open ride map link in new browser tab to view.


    Monthly QR Mailing Party

    Level C: 12mph Meet at Cozen O'Connor, 1650 Market St.. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm.
    Leader: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578

    All welcome to help mail the newsletter, snacks and good company guaranteed along with some light work.

  • WedApr. 032019
    Wayne, PA (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 42 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 be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    Two weeks ago we cycled to Wayne, PA one way, let's cycle the other way. Parts of the ride is hilly but the return over Matsonford Rd is down to the Schuylkill River Trail and flat along the river. Will be back in Philadelphia around 3pm.


    RIDE YER BIKE TUESDAY ON WEDNESDAY

    Levels A-/B+: 16.5-17.5mph, 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 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21524466.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246 and Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 

    Choosing the warmer day of the week. 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 the Del Val College Farm Market (19.5 mile mark) - a relatively easy ride (no big hills). Mostly low trafficked back roads and a few 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.


    Day/Night Phoenixville Dog Park Ride

    Level C+: 13-13.5mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Rick Christie, , 610-787-1985

  • ThuApr. 042019
    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 - 35 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. Two 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. Bike lights are highly recommended. Optional after-ride drinks at local beer gardens (bring ID & money).


    Conshohocken Multi-Level Rides

    Levels A-/B+: 16.5-17.5mph, B/B-: 14.5-15.5mph, 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, Peter Velletri, , 484-368-6102 and Michael Evans Bradley, , 215-990-9231 

    Meet at 5:45 for a prompt start. Note that there aren't any bathroom facilities. We offer 3 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. NOTE: START TIME IN SEPT. IS 5:45.

  • FriApr. 052019
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. Training Ride for the Spring Weekend, as well as the Quad County Ride. FWSP to Audubon/Trooper.

    Level B-: 14mph, 48 miles. Meet at Ft. Washington State Park Hawk Watch Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/1970922..
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Celebrate the return of spring with a pretty route from Ft. Washington State Park to Audubon/Trooper. Outbound via Blue Bell, Centre Square, and Eagleville. At the lunch stop a mile 26, we have a choice of eateries - Panera (sit down), or mega-Wawa (stand up). We will return via the Audubpn Trail to Schuylkill River Trail to Conshohocken/Plymouth Mtg. Toward the end of the ride, we'll be heading north on the Cross-County Trail....we'll have an optional rest break, if needed, at the Barnes & Noble with cafe and restrooms. Total climbing is ~2000 ft. 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 daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map provided for each ride. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/1970922.

  • SatApr. 062019
    Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride

    Levels A: 18mph, 40-55 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles front of shop 919 Montgomery Ave. The ride leaves at 8:05 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 8:05 AM. Rain cancels.


    Early Bird Slightly Slower Ride to Coffee in Ambler (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-: 14.5mph, 48 +/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, , 215-665-2048

    Assemble at 8:30. Depart at 8:35 SHARP! Ride through East Falls, Wyndmoor, Oreland, Fort Washington, Upper Dublin, Ambler, Flourtown, and Manayunk. Several hills but no killers. 35-minute coffee stop at Abyss in Ambler. (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 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.


    Toss of the dice - Wegmans KoP

    Level C+: 12-14mph, 45-60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. The on-line route map is Wegmans KoP.
    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.


    Hills out West - Malvern Buttery

    Level B: 14.5-15.5mph, 55 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:05 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25232863.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

    Consider this the next step up from the Toss of the DIce "C+", further (50 - 70 miles) and with more hills (3000 - 5000). The average speed (measured at end of ride) is likely to be 14.5 - 15.5 mph, it is the hills that push this into the B category. The week will head out Malvern to to enjoy scrumptious sandwiches at the Malvern Buttery. As you are going to climb ~ 3,800 feet you will have deserved these. We will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to ride group pace. Bring food or money for snack along the way, as well as a spare tube. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time.


    Lansdale to Ottsville/Brig O'Doon Cafe 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 9:45 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 Brig O'Doon Cafe 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 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".

  • SunApr. 072019
    Early Bird Slower Ride to Coffee in Devon (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-: 14.5mph, 48 +/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, , 215-665-2048

    Assemble at 8:30. We willl leave at 8:35 SHARP! Ride through Belmont, Wynnewood, Havertown, Haverford, Merion, Bryn Mawr, Villanova, Radnor, Devon, Wayne, Gulph Mills, Conshohocken, Manayunk, etc. Many hills, including 12 (or so) relatively long ones. One 35-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.


    CANCELLED Kayuh Pedalers: 2019 Urban Weekly Sunday Rides

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 15-25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

    These rides will focus local neighborhoods around Philadelphia County and will include places like old buildings, historic places and murals. Easy rides for new riders to biking, with Safety Instructions and How To ride in a group. A no drop ride, with rest stops and re-group as needed. Helmet and Water a must. A light riding snack suggested. Mid-week update on rides @ Facebook: Kayuh Pedalers. STREET PARKING: S. College St between 20th & 19th


    Memory Lane

    Level B-: 14mph, 43 miles. Meet at Chesterbrook - Wilson Farm Park - Lee Rd at Wilson Rd. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    Very scenic ride out through Downingtown. The climbing happens in the first part of the ride, with the last 8 miles on the Chester Valley Trail. We will take a moderate pace with regrouping since it is early in the year, but it is not a C ride. (Yes, we will be riding on Memory Lane).


    G.R.I.T. Ride to Northbrook

    Level B-: 14mph, 45 miles. Meet at Shaw's Bridge Park located on South Creek Rd., West Chester, PA. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. The on-line route map is Northbrook 45(13-32)GRIT.
    Leader: Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358

    Meander the scenic roads of Chester county toward Northbrook Market before making our return. Route will cover 32 paved miles and 13 gravel road miles.


    RIVERS, CREEKS, & BRIDGES in HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ CO-LEADER WELCOME

    Level B-: 14mph, 58 miles. Meet at CVS parking lot in Lambertville, NJ, Route 29 at Cherry St.. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7240314.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Lovely, scenic route along peaceful roads in Hunterdon County. This ride is based on the "Three Bridges Loop" by author Tom Hammell. Many of the roads on this loop are familiar to us from other club rides, also. We'll cross creeks and brooks, as well as the Raritan River. Total climbing 2992 feet. We will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain 13mph, as advertised. There are two Wawa rest stops - at mile 16 in Flemington, and at mile 33 in Three Bridges. On the last stretch of the ride, if another rest stop is needed, there is another convenience store near mile 51 on the cue sheet. CO-LEADER WELCOME: If you would like to lead a group on this route at an alternative pace, THANK YOU! Please contact LMc.


    Sunny Sunday D Rides

    Level D: 9-12mph, 12-24 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 for any age through Fairmount Park and beyond. Please bring helmet(required by club rules), water, $ for mid ride snack, and extra-tube. Please dress appropriately for the weather. The ride distance will be determined by the assembled group. There might be a hill or two to improve biking strength. We will regroup at the top of any hills to catch up on breathing. Some instructional biking info will be available on most rides.


    Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off

    Level C: 12mph 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, 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.

  • MonApr. 082019
    Weekly Church of the Savoir (COS) Multi-Level Group Rides

    Meet at Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA. The event starts at 6:00 pm.
    Organizers: Thomas Beckett, , 610-733-7030 and Scott Siegfried, , 610-496-1965 

    This weekly ride is scheduled on Mondays starting on April 8, 2019 and is scheduled to end on September 30, 2019. The ride will depart from Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA at 6:00 pm promptly. 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 7 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 have 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 look at Meetup for last minute updates when weather is questionable. Cue sheets will be available. Organizers: Tom Beckett , 610-733-7030, Scott Siegfried, , 610-496-1965

  • TueApr. 092019
    Suzy-Jo Donut Ride, Riverbend Cafe, Spring Mill (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 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    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, over the Manayunk Canal Tow path and following Rivser Rd to the back approach to Riverbend Cafe and Bicycle Shop. We ride to eat donuts.


    RiverBend for Coffee (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C-: 11mph, 20 miles. Meet at VFNHP visitor center main parking lot. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Steve Trobovic, , 610-687-9229

    Going to RiverBend to meet Philly Tim and friends.to gab about future rides&tours over coffee and donuts. 20 miles r/t,


    RIDE YER BIKE TUESDAY

    Levels B: 15-16mph, C+: 13-14mph, 42 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 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29661385.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246 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 WAWA in Skippack (mile 17) for a quick snack and then continue to Merrymeade Farms (mile 30) for ice cream (the forecast better hold). A few hills here and there, but nothing too difficult other than Bean Rd. (which isn't particularly steep), but otherwise pretty tame overall. 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.


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

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-28 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, relaxed, recovery ride. Cycle peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery Co. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on our return. This 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. 102019
    Jack A Markell Trail, Wilmington to New Castle DE (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 30 miles. Meet at 30th Street AMTRAK Station. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    We will meet 9 am, at 30th Street, AMTRAK Station, in front of the Saxby Coffee stand to board the 9:24 am Septa train to Wilmington. Cycling from there over the Jack A Markell Trail to New Castle, DE. Have lunch in the old town. Return via the trail back to the Wilmington Pennsylvania Station for the hop back to Philly by 3:45 pm. Shall we do one train assist ride each Wednesday for the remainder of April?


    Day/Night Phoenixville Dog Park Ride

    Level C+: 13-13.5mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Rick Christie, , 610-787-1985

  • ThuApr. 112019
    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 - 35 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. Two 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. Bike lights are highly recommended. Optional after-ride drinks at local beer gardens (bring ID & money).


    "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: Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487 and Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578 

    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.


    Conshohocken Multi-Level Rides

    Levels A-/B+: 16.5-17.5mph, B/B-: 14.5-15.5mph, 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, Peter Velletri, , 484-368-6102 and Michael Evans Bradley, , 215-990-9231 

    Meet at 5:45 for a prompt start. Note that there aren't any bathroom facilities. We offer 3 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. NOTE: START TIME IN SEPT. IS 5:45.

  • FriApr. 122019
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. Ft. Washington State Park to the Main Line (Haverford, Wayne, & Valley Forge). We will try to catch up to Chuck Herbert's group at the Cabin Cafe at Valley Forge

    Level B-: 14mph, 50 miles. Meet at Ft. Washington State Park Hawk Watch Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/1943558.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    For April 12 - Pretty loop from Ft. Washington State Park to the Main Line. Outbound via Erdenheim, Chestnut Hill, Roxborough, and Haverford. Quick bathroom & snack break in Haverford at mile 18.5. Lunch stop at mile 31 in Valley Forge. On the return, we will try to catch up with Chuck Herbert's ride group at the Cabin Cafe in Valley Forge Park. After Valley Forge, we have a nice, 9-10-mile flat stretch along the SRT, until we exit the SRT at Spring Mill. Total climbing is 2870 ft. Most of the climbing is before the lunch stop. 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 daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map provided for each ride. If weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a hike/walk, or snow activity. As long as we are enjoying outdoor exercise, and Mother Nature, in the company of friends, we'll have a memorable outing.


    Friday Fifty -- Art Museum to Valley Forge (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 50 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am.
    Leader: Chuck Herbert, , 215-430-3222

    Join us for a sensibly paced 50-mile ride from the Art Museum to the Chapel Cabin Gift Shop and Cafe in Valley Forge National Park. We will go out and back along the Schuylkill River Trail. There will be some hills in Valley Forge, but otherwise the terrain is mostly flat. We will regroup as needed and gear our pace to the riders present, but please be prepared to ride at a 10-12 mph pace. Riders can feel free to return at a faster pace, if they would like to do so. Helmets required. Bring a smile, a spare tube, water, and money for a mid-ride snack. IF THE WEATHER REPORT LOOKS BAD FOR THE AFTERNOON, WE WILL SHORTEN THE RIDE.


    Valley Forge Loop (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C-: 11mph, 20 miles. Meet at Chester Valley Trail, King of Prussia trailhead on Warner rd.. The ride leaves at 11:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Steve Trobovic, , 610-687-9229

    Bike to meet Nifty Fifty group from Philly. Riding CVT and surface roads to join Chuck on the SRT at Norristown. Continue to Valley Forge rest stop. Then thru the park and back via surface roads and CVT

  • SatApr. 132019
    Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride

    Levels A: 18mph, 40-55 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles front of shop 919 Montgomery Ave. The ride leaves at 8:05 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 8:05 AM. Rain cancels.


    Kayuh Pedalers: 2019 Manayunk_bridge-Cynwyd_Trail

    Level C- through D: 11-14.5mph, 15-25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

    This week's ride will be to take part in the National Rails to Trails Conservancy, National Opening Day for Trails Bike parade on the Cynwyd Heritage Trail. We will be meeting up with others going that way. If your interested meet at Kayuh Bike and Cafe at 19th & Girard ave around 9:00 am. we will be meeting another group here and then ride up to the Cynwyd Heritage Trail for the parade at 10:30. The parade goes to the bridge and back, then there's a loop around the cemetery. They will be serving refreshment's and have a reception and photography of the people in the parade on the bridge. We will ride from there to The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia's Education Center Grand Opening, @ the Porter House in Fairmount Park near Girard Ave bridge. this starts @ 1 and goes to 3. All rules apply. Please plan to join us. If the weather is like today (Mon) it's going to be nice. If you come and plan on dropping of anywhere along the ride, Please tell me. Mid-week update on rides @ Facebook: Kayuh Pedalers. STREET PARKING: S. College St between 20th & 19th.


    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.


    Toss of the dice - Paoli

    Level C+: 12-14mph, 45-60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. The on-line route map is Alternate Route to Paoli.
    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.


    Lionville and Kimberton

    Level B-/C+: 12.5-13mph, 44 miles. Meet at Chesterbrook - Wilson Farm Park - Lee Rd at Wilson Rd. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    Scenic ride with 2 H2O stops along the way. Chester County has a few hills. We will take a moderate pace (average speed accounts for terrain) with regrouping, but if it is your first ride of the season, be prepared for a bit of a workout :)


    Ride to the Bala Cynwyd Trail (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 20 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: Chuck Herbert, , 215-430-3222

    Join us for a ride to the "Opening Trails Day" celebration sponsored by the Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail. We will arrive just in time to join their bicycle parade down the trail to the Manayunk Viaduct where there will be a reception with refreshments. We will go from the Art Museum to join Tom Haney and his Kayuh Pedalers for the ride to Bala Cynwyd. On the way back, we will join other cyclists riding through the West Laurel Hill Cemetery.


    Hills out West - Aston Mills

    Level B: 14.5-15.5mph, 58 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:05 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29695185.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

    Consider this the next step up from the Toss of the DIce "C+", further (50 - 70 miles) and with more hills (3000 - 5000). The average speed (measured at end of ride) is likely to be 14.5 - 15.5 mph, it is the hills that push this into the B category. We will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to ride group pace. Bring food or money for snack along the way, as well as a spare tube. Check daily listing for route information. This week we head to south of Ridley Creek State Park, to the Towne & County Cafe at Aston Mills. Total hills ~ 3,700 ft. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time.

  • SunApr. 142019
    Early AM, Pre-Picnic Ride to Gwynedd, then, return to the Spring Kick-Off Picnic

    Level B-: 14mph, 45 miles. Meet at Philadelphia Canoe Club, 4900 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia 19127. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29483747.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Pretty loop from the Philadelphia Canoe Club, site of our Spring Kick-Off Picnic scheduled for later today. On the outbound, we will meander through East Falls, Mt. Airy & Chestnut Hill, Ft. Washington, Ambler, and Springhouse. We'll have a quick rest stop at the mega-Wawa in Gwynedd. We will return via Blue Bell, Plymouth Meeting, and the Schuylkill River Trail to Manayunk. Toward the end of the ride, we will avoid the traffic on Main St in Manayunk by taking the Manayunk Bridge Trail across the river to the Cynwyd Heritage Trail, then re-cross the river on the Penncoyd Bridge, before returning to the Canoe Club. Plan is to finish by ~12:00 - 12:15, in order to help with setting up for the Spring Kick-Off Picnic. Start/Finish: the Philadelphia Canoe Club is accessible via a long gravel driveway, next to the SEPTA Wissahickon Transportation Center on Ridge Ave. This is where the Wissahickon Creek flows into the Schuylkill River. Here is a Google Maps close-up showing the entrance of the Canoe Club: http://tinyurl.com/y3htlacl


    Early Bird, Not So Fast, Ride to Coffee in Lansdale with Picnic Option (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-: 14.5mph, 58+/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, , 215-665-2048

    Assemble at 8:30. Depart at 8:35 SHARP! Going out via Upper Dublin High School and Cedar Hill Road, return via Gwynedd Mercy University and Brushtown Road. Several hills but no killers. 35-minute coffee stop at Backyard Beans. (It's all about the coffee!). Option to stop at BCP picnic in Manayunk 5 miles from finish. 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; increases my ability to read important emergency information; and does not matter if you ultimately decide not to ride, since we will leave at posted departure time with or without you.


    Kayuh Pedalers: 2019 Philly Airport Loop WITH STOP AT BCP's ANNUAL SPRING KICK-OFF PICNIC.

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 30 +- miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

    Ride WILL LEAVE AT 9 AM!!! Plan on 5 to 6 hours for this ride. On the way back we will stop at Bike Club of Philadelphia's annual Spring Kick-off Picnic at the Philadelphia Canoe Club, from 1:00 to 4:00pm. A no drop ride, with rest stops and re-group as needed. Helmet and Water a must. A light riding snack suggested. Mid-week update on rides @ Facebook: Kayuh Pedalers. STREET PARKING: S. College St between 20th & 19th


    Philly G.R.I.T. Ride to Spring Picnic

    Level B-: 13.5-14.5mph, 45 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 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29691472.
    Leader: Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358

    Will loop around the Wissahickon, SRT, CHT and Belmont plateau to BCP Spring Kick-Off Picnic (mile 40) with coffee stop in Ambler (mile 25).


    Tandem ride to BCP Spring Kickoff

    Levels Tandem: 13.5-15mph, 34 miles. Meet at Spring Mill Train Station. The tandem ride leaves at 11:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is Spring Mill to Canoe Club.
    Leaders: Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905 and LINDA FREIMARK, , 215-853-8900 

    Fairly flat ride except Cynwd Heritage Trail, mostly on trails


    Valle Forge to Spring Picnic (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C-: 11mph, 25 miles. Meet at Valley Forge Park Visitor Center, main parking lot. The ride leaves at 11:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Steve Trobovic, , 610-687-9229

    Going to the picnic via SRT, MidCounty Trail, Flourtown rd. and Forbidden Drive. Arrive to help with setting up. Return on SRT. Forbidden drive is gravel. Though road bikes can transit the drive, 28mm tires or wider is suggested. I need to know if anyone will join me. If no calls, I may change start time and route. Leader's mobile # 484-719-7044


    Delaware County Bikers ride to the Annual Spring Kick-off Picnic

    Level D: 9-13mph, 35-40 miles. Meet at Septa Regional Rail Station, Lansdowne, PA 19050 OutBound Side . The ride leaves at 12:00 pm.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

    OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride from Lansdowne through Delaware County and Montomery County to the Philadelphia Canoe Club for refreshments and rest. The ride difficulty will be a D ride with a C distance and hills. This ride will be a double header as we will then go to the Temple Community Band's Concert. Please bring water, $ for snack incase we decide to stop again, extra tube, and good lights. When we return to Lansdowne it will be dark. The picnic will not be cancelled due to weather, but we can then go by car. The return trip has the option of using Septa Regional Rail back to Lansdowne.


    Sunny Sunday D Ride

    Level D: 8.5-12mph, 10-20 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

    Older,Wiser,Longer,Slower) paced ride through Fairmount Park and beyond depending on the group assembled. Please wear helmet(required by club), dress for winter weather, extra tube, water, and $ for mid ride snack stop. Instructional biking tips will be available for new riders. There might be a hill or two for resistance as well as aerobic training. Recovery time at top of hills will be available. Please bring smiles, stories, jokes, and a good sense of humor. We will stop at the Spring-Kick Off Picnic at the Philadelphia Canoe Club.


    Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off

    Level C: 12mph 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, 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. This week we will stop at the BCP Spring Kick-Off Picnic at the Canoe Club.


    Annual Spring Kick-Off Picnic

    Meet at Philadelphia Canoe Club, 4900 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19127. The event starts at 1:00 pm. Additional information: http://tinyurl.com/y3htlacl.
    Organizers: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862, Chuck Herbert, , 215-430-3222 and Rae Whatley, ,  

    Please join your fellow club-mates at BCP's annual celebration of SPRING, the return of warm weather and memorable bik or Raee rides with friends. Club rides heading to and from the Picnic will be posted on the Ride Calendar. Enjoy the bounty of food, music, and camaraderie. The Picnic is from 1:00 til 4:00pm. Set-up begins at 12:00-12:15. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you are available to help with set-up or clean-up, please contact Linda or Rae. RIDE LEADERS NEEDED: If you are available to lead a group ride to the Picnic, please post your ride on the Ride Calendar. THANK YOU to our Ride Leaders and Volunteers! VENUE: The Philadelphia Canoe Club is located at 4900 Ridge Ave, where the Wissahickon Creek flows into the Schuylkill River. The Canoe Club is next to SEPTA's Wissahickon Transportation Center. The entrance is at the end of a long gravel driveway. Please click on the URL link below, to view the Google Maps close-up of the entrance, looking from Ridge Ave. BCP will post signs around the entrance. RSVP's APPRECIATED: If you plan to join us, please RSVP here, so that we can plan accordingly for the food & beverages, tables & chairs, etc. Looking forward to seeing you at the Picnic!


    Temple Night Owls Concert Ride (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C through D: 10-12mph Meet at Philadelphia Canoe Club, 4900 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19127. The ride leaves at 3:03 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Chuck Herbert, , 215-430-3222

    A short late afternoon ride to the Temple Night Owls Community Band concert featuring our own Walt Johnson. (free admission). We will ride from the BCP Picnic at the Canoe Club 5 miles to the concert, then return afterwards via the Art Museum. The concert starts at 4:00 pm. Sunset is at 7:38 pm. -- mostly on city streets with bike lanes -- helmets required -- have lights, just in case of late return, but we should be back before sunset -- Please join us for a fun concert in a wonderful venue. If you normally don't ride in the City, this is a nice chance to give it a try on a short ride with experienced urban riders.

  • MonApr. 152019
    Church of the Saviour Multi-Level Rides

    Levels A through D: 10-20mph, 10-40 miles. Meet at Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leaders: Thomas Beckett, , 610-733-7030 and Scott Siegfried, , 610-496-1965 

    Come ride with the largest evening cycling group in the Delaware Valley ( over 100 riders). We have 7 different ride groups ranging from our slowest paced "Hybrid Bike" group up to our "A" group. 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. We have 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 look at Meetup for last minute updates when weather is questionable.


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

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-28 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Scheduled for most Monday 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, relaxed, recovery ride. Cycle peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery Co. Mileage will depend on the length of evening daylight. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on our return. Occasionally, this ride may be cancelled, if there is a special Tailgate event at the COS ride in Wayne on the same date.

  • TueApr. 162019
    Suzy-Jo Donut Ride to Riverbend Cafe, Chocohoken (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 32 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 9:00 am.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    Tuesdays are Suzy-Jo Donut day at Riverbend Cafe without needing to go on to Bridgeport, PA. We will go out the Kelly Dr Bike Trail and the Manayunk Canal Tow Path. This morning's route will reverse our normal 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. Then after coffee we will take a loop up the Mid County Trail to Plymouth Meeting and back down Spring Mill Rd to River Road to home. We ride to eat donuts.


    RIDE YER BIKE TUESDAY

    Levels A-/B+: 16.5-17.5mph, 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 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28887584.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905 and Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 

    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 Central Park/Doylestown (16.5 mile mark) for a rest stop, and then head to Chalfont for a pizza stop (27 mile mark). One hill of note (Iron Hill - not very long, but about a 10% grade at the top) plus one gradual uphill as we approach our lunch stop. Otherwise, the usual PA rolling hills. Mix of suburban and country roads, and some 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.


    DEFERRED for 4/16 only - Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Tuesday Evening Edition

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-25 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

    DEFERRED for 4/16 only. 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.


    Bulldog

    Levels B+/B: 15-16mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. The on-line route map is https://www.strava.com/routes/17408623.
    Leaders: Chris McEntee, , (585) 355-3631 and Bruce Taubman, , 856-392-9677 

    Ride length will increase with daylight and pace will pickup to solid B+ by June. Headlights and taillights required. Pace is set by ride leader, do not ride ahead of the group on flats or heavy traffic. Rain cancels. Open ride map link in new browser tab to view.

  • WedApr. 172019
    Not So Early Ride to Coffee in Devon from Manayunk (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-: 14.5mph, 40 +/- miles. Meet at Manayunk Theater Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, , 215-665-2048

    Assemble at 9:30. We willl leave at 9:35 SHARP! Ride through Bala Cynwyd, Wynnewood, Havertown, Haverford, Merion, Bryn Mawr, Villanova, Radnor, Devon, Wayne, Gulph Mills, Conshohocken, etc. Many hills, including 10 (or so) relatively long ones. One 35-minute coffee stop in Devon (Pour Richards) at mile 22 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.


    Pennsylvania Canal Trail from Bristol, PA to Yardly, PA via SEPTA (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 25 miles. Meet at 30th Street AMTRAK Station. The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    I was told that the Pennsylvania Canal Trail has been completed form Bristol,PA to Morrisville, PA. This is also a section of the East Coast Greenway which when completed, cyclist and pedestrians can go from the Canadian border in Maine to Key West, FL on an off road trail. Let's check it out with a train assist from 30th Street AMTRAK Station, to Croydon, PA, cycle to Bristol then find the trail, talking it to Morrisville and then go on to Yardly, for the 3:01 West Trenton line back to Philly. A full day excursion. Lunch iether at the Amish Farmer's Market along the trail north of Bristol or in Morissville. Meet in front of the Saxby's coffee stand by 9:45 am.


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

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-28 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.


    Day/Night Phoenixville Dog Park Ride

    Level C+: 13-13.5mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Rick Christie, , 610-787-1985

  • ThuApr. 182019
    Carraza Memorial Scouting Ride (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 50 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 8:25 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    The Carranza Memorial commerates the spot of the crash landing of Emilio Carranza, the "Lindbergh of Mexico.” Steve Trabovic has suggested a ride for Saturday, July 13th, when each year Mexicans remember their fallen heros. The memorial is deep in the Tabernacle Woods of the Wharton State Forrest. We need to scout out a route. We will meet 8:30 am at Cosmic Cafe to catch the 9:03 train to Lindenwald PATCO high speed line station. Or meet us there to begin the by 9:30 am. This an all day ride. Bring a lunch because we don't know where services will be.


    CANCELLED Ride Thursdays!

    Level B-/C+: 13.5-14mph, 36 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Cassandra hogue, , 484-868-6236

    Join us for an easy early season ride on a familiar but scenic loop out to HARLEYSVILLE., 1500 ft climbing over 36 miles.. 13.5--14 mph. No Drops but should be able to keep stated pace. Bring money for snack break at Hennings Check back here for weather or other cancellations, which wil be posted by 8 ;00 am day of ride CO LEADERS WELCOME!! route here; https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28452495


    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 - 35 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. Two 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. Bike lights are highly recommended. Optional after-ride drinks at local beer gardens (bring ID & money).


    "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.


    Conshohocken Multi-Level Rides

    Levels A-/B+: 16.5-17.5mph, B/B-: 14.5-15.5mph, 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, Peter Velletri, , 484-368-6102 and Michael Evans Bradley, , 215-990-9231 

    Meet at 5:45 for a prompt start. Note that there aren't any bathroom facilities. We offer 3 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. NOTE: START TIME IN SEPT. IS 5:45.


    Delightful, Delicious "D" (and D+/C-) Ride, Thursday evening Edition

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-28 miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 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. 192019
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. Glenside to Evansburg for Good Friday

    Level B-/C+: 13-14.5mph, 51 miles. Meet at Glenside Public Library parking lot. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is Glenside to Evansburg.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Pretty route from Glenside through Montgomery County, to Evansburg State Park. Outbound via Ambler, West Point, and North Penn. Return from Evansburg via East Norriton, Centre Square, and Flourtown. Two WAWA rest stops - one at mile 18 (North Penn), and one at mile 35 (East Norriton). Total climbing is 2259 ft, as per https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12735572. 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 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. 202019
    Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride

    Levels A: 18mph, 40-55 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles front of shop 919 Montgomery Ave. The ride leaves at 8:05 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 8:05 AM. Rain cancels.


    PROGRESSIVE D RIDES - 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.


    Hope dashed. I will ride at Noon. I hope there's no rain on Memory Lane

    Level B-/C+: 12.5-13mph, 43 miles. Meet at Chesterbrook - Wilson Farm Park - Lee Rd at Wilson Rd. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    Memory Lane again. The forecast calls for AM rain (4 days in advance). Boo Hoo. We will use the Chester Valley Trail to start and finish the ride, but there will be hills in the middle. It’s Chester County. Moderate pace with regrouping for early season riding.


    Hills out West - Wegmans KOP - The hilly way

    Level B: 14.5-15.5mph, 59 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:05 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29736856.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

    Consider this the next step up from the Toss of the DIce "C+", further (50 - 70 miles) and with more hills (3000 - 5000). The average speed (measured at end of ride) is likely to be 14.5 - 15.5 mph, it is the hills that push this into the B category. We will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to ride group pace. Bring food or money for snack along the way, as well as a spare tube. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time.


    CANCELLED Rain Delay to 10a - Toss of the dice - Whole Foods Springhouse

    Levels B-/C+: 12-14mph, 50 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. The on-line route map is Whole Foods Springhouse.
    Leaders: Rob Weber, , 610-889-2255 and Joseph Lubeck, , 610-291-3014 

    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. Please pre-register, even if you're not fully committed, as it saves time at the start, and it's ok if you don't show. Also, please download the RideWithGPS route.


    Toss of the Dice Update - Riding to Ambler for Pizza (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-/C+: 12-14mph, 40 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 11:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Ambler Pizza Ride.
    Leader: Rob Weber, , 610-889-2255

    Bring money for lunch. We are stopping at the Pizza Box in Ambler, which is completely worth riding for! 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. Please pre-register, even if you're not fully committed, as it saves time at the start, and it's ok if you don't show. Also, please download the RideWithGPS route.

  • SunApr. 212019
    Early Bird, Slightly Slower, Beat the Rain Ride to Coffee in Ambler (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-: 14.5mph, 48 +/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, , 215-665-2048

    Assemble at 8:00. Depart at 8:05 SHARP! Ride through East Falls, Wyndmoor, Oreland, Fort Washington, Upper Dublin, Ambler, Flourtown, and Manayunk. Several hills but no killers. 35-minute coffee stop at Abyss in Ambler. (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.


    Easter Sunday Morning Ramble - UDHS to Doylestown - CO-LEADER WELCOME

    Level B-: 14mph, 45 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 8:30 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. (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 8:25, so that we can leave promptly at 8:30am. Plan is to return before 1:00pm, to beat the rain, and, 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. CO-LEADER WELCOME: If you would like to lead this ride at an alternative pace, thank you! Please contact LMc to have your name and pace group added to this listing.


    Kayuh Pedalers: 2019 Pennypack Park - Tacony Park Ride:

    Level C/C-: 10-12mph, 35-40 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

    This ride will be 5 to 5,5 hours Kayuh to PennyPack on the Delaware through PennyPack Park and on to Tacony Park and home to Kayuh. A Moderate rides with some hilly roads. A no drop ride, with rest stops and re-group as needed. Helmet and Water a must. A light riding snack suggested. Mid-week update on rides @ Facebook: Kayuh Pedalers. STREET PARKING: S. College St between 20th & 19th


    G.R.I.T. Ride - No Ride this week

    Level B-: 14mph, 30-50 miles. Start location to be determined. The ride leaves at 9:15 am.
    Leader: Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358

    Bring your 29er, CX, Gravel or equip your road bike with wider tires as we mashup rides across various asphalt, gravel and sometimes dirt terrains. Expect a good challenge as we grind gravel trails and hit a few climbs with great company for no other purpose than to have fun and put in a few unpaved miles.


    Sunny Sunday D Ride - Ride to Corner Bakery Cafe in Bala Cynwyd

    Level D: 8.5-12mph, 17 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:03 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Chuck Herbert, , 215-430-3222

    On Easter Sunday (2nd day of Passover, 16 Nissan). We'll have a leisurely 17-mile D ride to the Corner Bakery Cafe in Bala Cynwyd via the SRT and the Manayunk Viaduct -- 9.5 miles outbound, 7 miles return . Bring a helmet(required by club), spare tube, water, $ for a mid-ride snack, and a smile. All riders are welcome.


    Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off

    Level C: 12mph Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487

    A true C ride, which cheerfully waits to regroup. We'll head to Flourtown Giant for lunch, roundtrip about 35 miles. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign.

  • MonApr. 222019
    Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Monday Evening Edition

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-28 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Scheduled for most Monday 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, relaxed, recovery ride. Cycle peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery Co. Mileage will depend on the length of evening daylight. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on our return. Occasionally, this ride may be cancelled, if there is a special Tailgate event at the COS ride in Wayne on the same date.


    Church of the Saviour Multi-Level Rides

    Levels A through D: 10-20mph, 10-40 miles. Meet at Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leaders: Thomas Beckett, , 610-733-7030 and Scott Siegfried, , 610-496-1965 

    Come ride with the largest evening cycling group in the Delaware Valley ( over 100 riders). We have 7 different ride groups ranging from our slowest paced "Hybrid Bike" group up to our "A" group. 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. We have 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 look at Meetup for last minute updates when weather is questionable.

  • TueApr. 232019
    Suzy-Jo Donut Ride, Riverbend Cafe (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 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    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, along the Manayunk Canal Tow Path and SRT to Riverbend Cafe and Bicycle Shop. Return via the Cross Country Trail, Plymouth Meeting loop, back down River Rd and up Shawmont. We ride to eat donuts.


    RIDE YER BIKE TUESDAY [BRING LUNCH/SNACKS, ETC - ONLY PARK STOPS]

    Levels A-/B+: 16.5-17.5mph, 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. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29768967.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905 and Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 

    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 meander to the Skippack area and back. Rest stop at Evansburg State Park on the way out (mile 16) followed by lunch/picnic stop at Heebner Park on the return (mile 31). Expect lots of rolling hills (no steep climbs), scenic low trafficked roads, and good company. 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 (RIDING TO NEW HOPE IN MAY).


    Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Tuesday Evening CANCELLED for 4/23 - LEADER SICK

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-28 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

    CANCELLED for 4/23 - LEADER SICK. 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, relaxed, recovery ride. Cycle peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery Co. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on our return. This 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.


    Bulldog

    Levels B+/B: 15-16mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. The on-line route map is https://www.strava.com/routes/17408623.
    Leaders: Chris McEntee, , (585) 355-3631 and Bruce Taubman, , 856-392-9677 

    Ride length will increase with daylight and pace will pickup to solid B+ by June. Headlights and taillights required. Pace is set by ride leader, do not ride ahead of the group on flats or heavy traffic. Rain cancels. Open ride map link in new browser tab to view.

  • WedApr. 242019
    Warminster, New Hope, Yardley SEPTA Ride (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 30 miles. Meet at 30th St AMTRAK Station, Saxby Coffee Stand. The ride leaves at 9:40 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    Wednesday's SEPTA assist Ride: We will board the the 10 am Warminster train. Meet 9:40am at 30th St AMTRAK Station in front of the Saxby Coffee stand. We will cycle to New Hope for lunch then go down river on the Delaware Canal Tow Path to Yardley. Return to Philadelphia on the 3pm West Trenton Line by 4pm. You MUST preregister because there is only 4 bike spaces and one is for the leader.


    CANCELLED for 4/24 - Delightful, Delicious D/D+/C- Ride, Wednesday Evening Edition - CANCELLED for 4/24 - Leader sick

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-28 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

    CANCELLED for 4/24 - Leader sick. 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.


    Day/Night Phoenixville Dog Park Ride

    Level C+: 13-13.5mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Rick Christie, , 610-787-1985

  • ThuApr. 252019
    Thursday Night Hill Ride - Parks-on-Tap Azalea Garden

    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 - 35 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. Two 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. Bike lights are highly recommended. Optional after-ride drinks at Parks -on-Tap at the Azalea Garden (bring ID, money, & lock).


    "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: Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487 and Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578 

    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.


    Conshohocken Multi-Level Rides

    Levels A-/B+: 16.5-17.5mph, B/B-: 14.5-15.5mph, 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, Peter Velletri, , 484-368-6102 and Michael Evans Bradley, , 215-990-9231 

    Meet at 5:45 for a prompt start. Note that there aren't any bathroom facilities. We offer 3 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. NOTE: START TIME IN SEPT. IS 5:45.


    Delightful, Delicious "D" (and D+/C-) Ride, Thursday evening Edition

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-28 miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 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. 262019
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. Glenside to Evansburg

    Level B-/C+: 13-14.5mph, 51 miles. Meet at Glenside Public Library parking lot. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is Glenside to Evansburg.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Pretty route from Glenside through Montgomery County, to Evansburg State Park. Outbound via Ambler, West Point, and North Penn. Return from Evansburg via East Norriton, Centre Square, and Flourtown. Two WAWA rest stops - one at mile 18 (North Penn), and one at mile 35 (East Norriton). Total climbing is 2259 ft, as per https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12735572. 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 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.


    CANCELLED Friday Ride to Barnes and Noble in Plymouth Meeting (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C/C-: 12-14mph, 29 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is Art Museum to Barnes and Noble.
    Leader: Chuck Herbert, , 215-430-3222

    The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Remember bookstores? (Remember books?) Today we'll ride to the Barnes and Noble bookstore and cafe in Plymouth Meeting. ...out via the SRT and Cross County Trail, back via Spring Mill. ...a C/C- pace with a gentle 1100 ft. of climbing. Helmets required. Bring money for our stop, a spare tube, and a smile.

  • SatApr. 272019
    Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride

    Levels A: 18mph, 40-55 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles front of shop 919 Montgomery Ave. The ride leaves at 8:05 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 8:05 AM. Rain cancels.


    Kayuh Pedalers: Ride to Bartrams_Gardens

    Level C- through D: 10-14.5mph, 15-25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

    Ride will about 2 hours. Easy rides for new riders to biking, with Safety Instructions and How To ride in a group. A no drop ride, with rest stops and re-group as needed. Helmet and Water a must. A light riding snack suggested. Mid-week update on rides @ Facebook: Kayuh Pedalers. STREET PARKING: S. College St between 20th & 19th


    PROGRESSIVE D RIDES - 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 since last weekend's ride to Valley Forge was rainedout.


    Toss of the dice - West Chester - 73 miles

    Level C+: 12-14mph, 45-60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. The on-line route map is West Chester.
    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.


    Partly Sunny on Memory Lane

    Level B-/C+: 12.5-13mph, 44 miles. Meet at Chesterbrook - Wilson Farm Park - Lee Rd at Wilson Rd. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    Remember the rain on Memory Lane? I do. Start and finish on the Chester Valley Trail with Chester County hills in the middle. 2 H2O stops and a moderate pace with regrouping.


    Hills out West

    Level B: 14.5-15.5mph, 50 - 70 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:05 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Chris McEntee, , (585) 355-3631

    Consider this the next step up from the Toss of the DIce "C+", further (50 - 70 miles) and with more hills (3000 - 5000). The average speed (measured at end of ride) is likely to be 14.5 - 15.5 mph, it is the hills that push this into the B category. We will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to ride group pace. Bring food or money for snack along the way, as well as a spare tube. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time.

  • SunApr. 282019
    Kayuh Pedalers: 2019 Up the SRT to Valley Forge NP

    Level C/C-: 10-12mph, 45-50 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

    Plan on a 5 to 6 hour ride. Easy rides for new riders to biking, with Safety Instructions and How To ride in a group. A no drop ride, with rest stops and re-group as needed. Helmet and Water a must. A light riding snack suggested. Mid-week update on rides @ Facebook: Kayuh Pedalers. STREET PARKING: S. College St between 20th & 19th


    CANCELLED G.R.I.T. Ride around Tinicum

    Level B: 13.5mph, 43 miles. Meet at Hansell Park, Hansell Rd. Doylestown. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. The on-line route map is Tinicum2(15-28).
    Leader: Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358

    Will ride out to the gravel and dirt hills of Tinicum township before returning back along the Delaware River Canal. Coffee stop at Brig O' Doon. Route will cover 28 road miles and 15 gravel road and trail miles.


    Sunny Sunday D Ride

    Level D: 9-12mph, 12-24 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm.
    Leader: Richard Andren, , 267-561-0572

    OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride for any age through Fairmount Park and beyond. Please bring helmet(required by club rules), water, $ for mid ride snack, and extra-tube. Please dress appropriately for the weather. The ride distance will be determined by the assembled group. There might be a hill or two to improve biking strength. We will regroup at the top of any hills to catch up on breathing. Some instructional biking info will be available on most rides.


    Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off

    Level C: 12mph 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, 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.


    Oaks to Conshy and back on SRT - Tandems and Singles

    Level Tandem: 11.5-16mph, 24 miles. Meet at Schuylkill River Trail Oaks. The tandem ride leaves at 1:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: William Jackson, , 215-280-7064

    Ride on the SRT from Oaks to Conshocken. We will stop off at the Conshohocken Brewery before we ride back. Tandem and single bikes are welcome. Pace will be slow - 10-12 mph. No one will be dropped.


    Oaks to Conshohocken

    Level Tandem: 10.5-15mph, 26-30 miles. Meet at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park. The tandem ride leaves at 1:00 pm.
    Leader: William Jackson, , 215-280-7064

    This is a low milage, low speed ride on the SRT. If you want to extend your ride, either by riding on from Conshohocken, or at the end of the ride, feel free. We will depart from Lower Perkiomen Valley Park, 101 New Mill Rd, Norristown, PA 19403 and ride the SRT to Conshohocken. There will be a stop at the Conshohocken Brewery for fuel and hydration and then ride back to Oaks. Ride pace will be 10-12 MPH. Ride time will be about an hour each way with the stop at the brewer lasting 45-60 minutes Also, we will make a shorts stop at Betzwood Park to maybe pick up some additional riders and take a group photo on the bridge. I have opened this up to friends and family, and so expect about 15 bikes if the weather is good. If you have friends who just want to come out and ride, either on singles or tandems, invite them along.. I would appreciate RSVPs for this no later than Friday, April 25 so I have a general head count for Sunday.

  • MonApr. 292019
    Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Monday Evening Edition

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-28 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Scheduled for most Monday 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, relaxed, recovery ride. Cycle peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery Co. Mileage will depend on the length of evening daylight. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on our return. Occasionally, this ride may be cancelled, if there is a special Tailgate event at the COS ride in Wayne on the same date.


    Church of the Saviour Multi-Level Rides

    Levels A through D: 10-20mph, 10-40 miles. Meet at Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leaders: Thomas Beckett, , 610-733-7030 and Scott Siegfried, , 610-496-1965 

    Come ride with the largest evening cycling group in the Delaware Valley ( over 100 riders). We have 7 different ride groups ranging from our slowest paced "Hybrid Bike" group up to our "A" group. 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. We have 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 look at Meetup for last minute updates when weather is questionable.

  • TueApr. 302019
    Suzy-Jo Donut Ride, Riverbend Cafe (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 33 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 9:00 am.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    Tuesdays are Suzy-Jo Donut day at Riverbend Cafe without needing to go on to Bridgeport, PA. This morning's route will go straight out Kelly Dr bike path, reversing our normal 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. Then after coffee we will take a loop up the Mid County Trail to Plymouth Meeting and stop at Dick's Sporting Goods Store to check out cycling shorts and tights, then back down Spring Mill Rd to River Road to home. We ride to eat donuts.


    RIDE YER BIKE TUESDAY (NOTE CENTRAL PARK/DOYLESTOWN START)

    Levels A-/B+: 16.5-17.5mph, B: 15-16mph, C+: 13-14mph, 45 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 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29693343.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905 and Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 

    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 C'est la Vie French Bread Bakery (mile 23) in New Hope. Very pretty ride with lots and lots of country roads. Rolling hills with relatively mild first elevation gain heading to New Hope, followed by the majority of elevation gain on the return - nothing steep, but a number of longer gradual climbs. 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.


    Delightful, Delicious D+/C Ride, Tuesday Evening - Special Monthly Edition - Ride to the Monthly Newsletter Mailing Party

    Level C: 10-12mph, 28-30 miles. Meet at Glenside Public Library parking lot. The ride leaves at 5:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Special, once-a-month ride to the Newsletter Mailing Party downtown, to help Tom Witt and his crew tab, label & stamp the May newsletters, ready for mailing. Please bring sturdy LOCKS, as well as LIGHTS, for the return trip. Light refreshments will be provided at the mailing party. We will use the SRT and the Schuylkill Banks Park trail, as much as possible.


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

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-25 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.


    Bulldog

    Levels B+/B: 15-16mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. The on-line route map is https://www.strava.com/routes/17408623.
    Leaders: Chris McEntee, , (585) 355-3631 and Bruce Taubman, , 856-392-9677 

    Ride length will increase with daylight and pace will pickup to solid B+ by June. Headlights and taillights required. Pace is set by ride leader, do not ride ahead of the group on flats or heavy traffic. Rain cancels. Open ride map link in new browser tab to view.


    Monthly QR Mailing Party

    Level C: 12mph Meet at Cozen O'Connor, 1650 Market St.. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm.
    Leader: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578

    All welcome to help mail the newsletter, snacks and good company guaranteed along with some light work.

 April, 2019

RSVP to Spring Picnic

If you are able to help with either set-up, or clean-up please contact Linda, Thank you.