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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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 August 2019 

  • ThuAug. 012019
    Ride Thursdays! (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-/C+: 13.5-14mph, 36 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 8:30 am.
    Leader: Cassandra hogue, , 484-868-6236

    Join us for a short scenic ride from UDHS to Skippack. Rest stop halfway at WaWa in Skippack. We will push the pace a bit . Bring water, snacks Check back here for late weather or route changes Helmets required. route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2281515


    CyclePathThursday (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C: 9-11mph, 30 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246

    Today we'll ride the SRT to beyond Spring City, and having lunch in Spring City on the return. The ride will initially be a mix of dirt and loose rocks, and then become mostly smooth crushed limestone and paved trail. Best suited for a gravel, cyclocross or hybrid bike, or a road bike with wide tires and a rider who doesn't mind a few rougher sections here and there. Leisurely speed - will regroup as needed. Photo-op stops are welcome. Hope you can join us.


    Delightful, Delicious "D" (and D+/C-) Ride, Thursday evening Edition EARLIER START, due to the POST-RIDE TAILGATE PARTY at 8:00

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 18-29 miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 5:30 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    EARLIER START, due to the POST-RIDE TAILGATE PARTY at 8:00. 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.


    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 6:00 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: Scott Siegfried, , 610-496-1965, 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.


    "C"vilized Hill Ride

    Level C: 12-13mph, 25 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:01 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487

    A true C level version of the Thursday night hill ride, climbing four hills in Gladwyne.


    Members Appreciation Social (aka, post-ride Tailgate Party) co-hosted by BCP and SCU

    Level B-: 14mph Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 8:00 pm.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Please join BCP and SCU for post-ride pizza, water ice, cold soft drinks, and plenty of fun and camaraderie, as we all enjoy each other's company on a warm summer evening. We will have information on upcoming club events, as well as some club merchandise for sale. Refreshments will be served around 8:00pm, when riders return from their rides. VOLUNTEERS are appreciated to help with either set-up (7:45-7:50) and/or clean-up (~8:30-8:45). THANK YOU to our volunteers! Rain date for this Thursday evening post-ride social will be in two weeks, on 8/15. PLEASE NOTE: Preregistering for this event will help us to plan for the appropriate amount of refreshments.

  • FriAug. 022019
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. Laurel Beech Park (Erdenheim/Wyndmoor) to Collegeville Wegman's POST-RIDE MINI-TAILGATE PARTY

    Level B-: 14mph, 57 miles. Meet at Laurel Beech Park, 1313 E. Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor, 19038. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16873149.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Ride from Laurel Beech Park in Erdenheim/Wyndmoor to Wegman's food court in Collegeville, mostly via the SRT. Lunch at Wegman's at Mile 25. On the return, we can stop if needed for a break and cold refreshments at either the Outbound Station cafe, or, the Riverbend Cafe (Mile 46, where we exit the SRT). Most of the outbound and return segments are flat, along the SRT. POST-RIDE MINI-TAILGATE PARTY at Laurel Beech Park: Leader will bring assorted snacks and soft drinks. Laurel Beech Park on East Mermaid Lane is ~1 block from Mermaid & Cheltenham Ave. The park is next to Robertson's Florist/Nursery. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Enjoy Scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. 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.

  • SatAug. 032019
    Kayuh Pedalers: Free Streets Ride.

    Level D: 8-9.5mph, 10-20 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 7:45 am.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

    Kayuh Pedalers and Kayuh Bike and Cafe will be participating in Philly Free Streets this Saturday. Meet @ Kayuh at 745 for the first round. After that I will stop at the shop every round up/down Broad St from City Hall to Erie Ave to pick up new riders. Ride starts at 8am and goes til 1pm. Helmet required. Come out and join everyone for a fun ride on Broad St.


    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.


    Toss of the dice - Wegmans KoP w/Covered Bridge 60 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 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.


    Fort Mifflin

    Level D: 8-10mph, 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: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    Cycle Fort Mifflin on the Delaware Rive down by the Philadelphia International Art Port. We will be explore the Fort's role as a Federal Prison during the Civil War. Bring a lunch, $10 adults, $6 seniors, cash, guided tours.


    CANCELLED Hills out West - Riding Hilly Philly Bike Tour

    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: 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. The ride is CANCELLED this week as I am riding the Hilly Philly Bike Tour

  • SunAug. 042019
    Chestnut Hill to Bucks County Meander, then, return to the Sunday Afternoon BCP Cook-Out

    Level B-: 14mph, 45 miles. Meet at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30693191.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Pretty loop from Chestnut Hill to Bucks County (Warrington & Jamison) with a Wawa rest stop at mid-way, then, return to Chestnut Hill for the afternoon cook-out for BCP's Sunday rides. Outbound via Ft. Washington, Dresher, and Maple Glen. Snack & bathroom stop at the mega-Wawa in Warrington/Jamison at Mile 23. Return via Hartsville, Horsham, and Oreland, including a peaceful stretch on Creek Rd, along the Little Neshaminy Creek. Total elevation gain is 2300 ft - mostly rolling, with more climbing before the mid-way rest stop. Towards the end of the ride in Chestnut Hill (1 mile from the Start/Finish), we are invited to a cook-out/picnic for the BCP Sunday rides. The plan is to arrive at the picnic no later than 12:30pm.


    Kayuh Pedalers: 2019 LM/Narb Greenway

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 25-30 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

    This weeks ride will be along the LM/Narb Greenway from Kayuh to the Merion Gateway Park up the trail to Villanova and home. Approximately 25 to 30 miles, Ride with stops about 2.5 to 3 hours depending on rest stops Easy rides for new riders to biking. A no drop ride, with rest stops and re-group as needed. Helmet and Water & extra tube required. A light riding snack suggested. Mid-week update on rides @ Facebook: Kayuh Pedalers. STREET PARKING: S. College St between 20th & 19th. This ride leaves at 9!


    Sunny Sunday D Ride

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

    OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride through Fairmount Park and beyond. Please bring extra tube, plenty of water, sunscreen, and your hungry stomach. We will be treated to a picnic at the home of Chuck Herbert at the midpoint of today's ride. It is a D ride but it has some hill climbs that will help increase your appetite. We will stop at the top of hills to allow breathing to return to normal before riding again. But, after the picnic there will be some nice cooling downhill rides back to the start. This will be a Delightfully Sunny D filling our stomachs ride. Please preregister so that we will have appropriate food and drinks


    Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off

    Level C: 12mph, 30 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, 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. Today we will ride to Flourtown and then back to Chestnut Hill for a picnic at Chuck Herbert's home.

  • MonAug. 052019
    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.

  • TueAug. 062019
    RIDE YER BIKE TUESDAY

    Levels A-/B+: 16.5-17.5mph, B-: 14-15mph, C+: 13-14mph, 46 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30754334.
    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 Chalfont for pizza. Heading first to the DelVal Farm Market for a quick rest stop (mile 15) and then eventually looping around Peace Valley Park, which means climbing Gordon, Gayman and then Silo Hill (Gordon being the most challenging, but all are do-able - its not a race). We'll then head past Tabora's and head to Chalfont for lunch (mile 33). 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 September. THE LAST RIDE OF THE MONTH STARTS FROM CENTRAL PARK, DOYLESTOWN.


    Suzy-Jo Donut Tuesday (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, Manayunk Canal Tow Path and the SRT to Riverbend Cafe and Bicycle Shop. We ride to eat donuts.


    Bulldog

    Levels B+: 16-17mph, 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/17609025.
    Leaders: Chris McEntee, , (484) 483-5822 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.


    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 every Tuesday throughout the summer, weather permitting.

  • WedAug. 072019
    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.


    Flourtown Wednesday Ride 15-16 mph average

    Level B: 15-16mph Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: David A. Kaplan, , 215-872-3919

    This weekly ride is scheduled on Wednesdays starting on May 1, 2019 and is scheduled to end on August 28, 2019. The ride will depart from Flourtown Shopping Center at 6:00 pm. The Ride Level: B, Distance: 20 to 40 miles. Speed 15 to 16 MPH. See daily calendar for updates. Rain cancels ride. Ride Lender: David A Kaplan,


    CANCELLED Phoenixville Dog Park Rides

    Level C+: 13.5-14.5mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30310387.
    Leader: Rick Christie, , 610-787-1985

    Daylight rides on beautiful low-traffic roads. Rolling to hilly terrain. Lights not required, but not a bad idea to be prepared. No one dropped, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace.

  • ThuAug. 082019
    Ride Thursdays (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-/C+: 13.5-14mph, 42 miles. Meet at Parkside Place Park, Sumneytown Pike. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28490359 .
    Leader: Cassandra hogue, , 484-868-6236

    Join us for moderately challenging ride to Green Lane from N. Wales. Hilly climbs in Park, but rest of the route is moderate climbing (2500 ft climb total). Rest stop at Green Lane before we return. Bring lots of water, snacks, helmet and spare tube. Rain cancels Check back here for late breaking weather cancellations NO Drops but should be able to keep stated pace. route here:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28490359 Co Leaders welcome!


    CyclePath Thursday

    Level C: 9-11mph, 32 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246

    Today we'll ride the SRT to the Perkiomen Trail up to Spring Mount. Park lunch break on the return (mile 20) at Central Perkiomen Valley Park, so be sure to bring snacks and/or lunch. Please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a prompt start. The ride will be a mix of dirt, gravel, loose rocks and paved trail. Much of the ride is pretty flat until we hit some rolling hills a bit before our turnaround, plus one steep but short hill (its okay to walk it). Best suited for a gravel, cyclocross or hybrid bike, or a road bike with wide tires and a rider who doesn't mind a few rougher sections here and there. Leisurely speed - will regroup as needed. Photo-op stops are welcome. Hope you can join us.


    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.


    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 6:00 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. The on-line route maps are: Route for the B-/C+ Group and Route for the A-/B+ Group.
    Leaders: Scott Siegfried, , 610-496-1965, 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.


    'C"vilized Thrsday Night Hill Ride

    Level C: 13mph, 23 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:01 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487

    A true C level version of the Thursday night hill ride, climbing four hills in Gladwyne.

  • FriAug. 092019
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. UDHS to Peddlers Village - ICE CREAM on a Hot Day. POST-RIDE MINI-TAILGATE PARTY

    Level B-: 14mph, 56 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2429187.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    FOR 8/9: ICE CREAM adventure, leaving from UDHS. Pretty loop to Peddler's Village, for a choice of eateries (ice cream parlor, cafe, etc.) Food stop at Peddler's Village is at mile 27. This route takes us on some lovely roads in Rushland and Wycombe, Bucks County. On the outbound, there is an optional quick rest break at mile 14. On the return, we'll be passing the Market at Del Valley College at mile 41, if an additional stop is needed. Cue sheets will be provided. POST-RIDE MINI-TAILGATE PARTY: Leader will bring assorted snacks and soft drinks. 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 vary, so that we can cycle through different regions. 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.

  • SatAug. 102019
    Saturday C to Paoli

    Level C: 13mph, 55 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487

    Moderately paced, friendly morning C ride to Nudy's in Paoli. Some hills.


    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.


    BELMAR BEACH RIDE BY DAK

    Level B: 15-16mph, 65 miles. Meet at Rocky Brook Park NJ . The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30504408.
    Leader: David A. Kaplan, , 215-872-3919

    Please join me as I am lending ride from Rocky Brook Park NJ to Belmar Beach and Asbury Park NJ. We will meet at Rocky Brook Park NJ, at 899 Perrineville Rd, Perrineville, NJ 08535. The ride will leave at 8:30 am. This is very scenic route down to the Belmar Beach. The tentative GPS route is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30504408 which is approximately 65 miles with 1675 feet of elevation. Level B ride, speed 15 to 16 mph. Must be able to maintain the pace. Lunch stop at Belmar Beach at Ocean Drive between 17th and 16th Avenues approximately at the 33-mile mark. I will be eating my lunch at 3 Brothers Pizza. Can do some short stops for bathroom needs and water as needed. Rain cancels the ride. Driving Directions is to go to the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) to exit 8. Continue to NJ-133. Use the right 2 lanes to merge onto Milford Road. Merge onto Milford Road. Turn left onto Etra Road/Etra Perrineville Road. Continue onto Ocean County 571/ Perrineville Road. Then turn right to stay on Perrineville Road. Then to down approximately 1 mile and turn left into Rocky Brook Park. Please feel free to contact the me with any questions. Organizer and Ride Lender: David A Kaplan, 215-872-3919.


    Toss of the dice - Westown Wawa - 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 Westown Wawa.
    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.


    Fort Mercer

    Level D: 10mph, 32 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

    Fort Mercer is directly across the Delaware River from Fort Mifflin, on the Red Bank Battlefied Park where on October 22, 1777, Colonel Christopher Green's Rhode Island Regiment inflicted heavy losses on Hessian soldiers. We will cycle over the Ben Franklin Bridge to Hessian Ave in Verga, NJ then to Red Bank Battlefied Park. Pack a lunch for picnic on the banks of the Delaware River.


    Hills out West - but this week we head north to Tabora Farm

    Level B: 14.5-15.5mph, 73 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/30163223.
    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. This week we ride to Tabora Farm for a high quality food stop. Total climbing about 3,700 feet. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time.

  • SunAug. 112019
    Scenic Loop from Horsham to Dublin. Bucks County. 8:00am to Beat the Heat.

    Level B-: 14mph, 45 miles. Meet at College Settlement Camp, 593 Witmer Rd, Horsham, PA. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30755188.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Early AM to Beat the Heat. Pretty loop from College Settlement Camp at 593 Witmer Rd in Horsham, to Dublin in Bucks County. 45 miles, 2000 ft of climbing. Outbound via Lansdale, Colmar,, and Chalfont, return via Line Lexington and Gwynedd. Rest stop in Dublin at Mile 23 - quick snack stop at IGA Market. Green meadows and farm country, especially in the Bucks County (middle) portion. Route map link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30755188 Plan is to return by noon-ish. This afternoon, SCU will be hosting its annual club picnic at College Settlement Camp. The SCU Picnic is for current, dues-paying SCU members.


    Kayuh Pedalers: 2019 ride up the SRT to River Bend Cafe

    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

    This weeks rides will be along the SR. Round trip will be about 20 miles from Kayuh and return to Kayuh. time will be around 3 hours depending on stops and sightseeing. A no-drop, casual ride, with rest stops and re-group as needed. Helmet spare tube, 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


    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: Chuck Herbert, , 215-430-3222

    OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride through Fairmount Park and beyond. Please bring extra tube, plenty of water, sunscreen, $ for mid ride snack. Distance will depend on heat, and the assembled group.


    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. The on-line route map is Admore Farmer's Market (Yumm!).
    Leader: Rob Weber, , 610-889-2255

    A true C ride, which cheerfully waits to regroup. We'll ride 25 miles total, with a stop about mid-way at the Ardmore Farmer's Market for lunch. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign. Bring a tube. Optional post ride - we'll stop at the Cosmic Cafe at Lloyd Hall for adult beverages by the river. Can a Sunday get better than this?

  • MonAug. 122019
    City Coffee Monday (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 20 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    Let's go cycling to a city coffee cafe on Mondays. Different one each week. I might not be able to lead each and every Monday, so as we get started, think of giving this ride a peddle, meaning leading one Monday sometime. This week will go to the River Wards Cafe via W Sedgely Ave.


    Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Monday Evening Edition DEFERRED for 8/12, due to the PIZZA TAILGATE PARTY after the COS RIDES in WAYNE

    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

    DEFERRED for 8/12, due to the PIZZA TAILGATE PARTY after the COS RIDES in WAYNE. SEE YOU AT COS! 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.


    Post-Ride Members' Appreciation Social (aka, Pizza Tailgate Party) - Hosted by SCU, this month

    Meet at Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA. The event starts at 8:00 pm.
    Organizers: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862, Scott Siegfried, , 610-496-1965 and Dina Adams, ,  

    July 15 - Please join SCU and your fellow cycling-mates for post-ride pizza and snacks, cold soft drinks, and merriment, as we celebrate another warm summer evening of fun club rides. We will have announcements on upcoming events, as well as SCU merchandise for sale. RAIN DATE (if needed) will be next week, August 19.. PUBLIC TRANSIT: Church of the Saviour (COS) is near the WAYNE train station on the R5/Paoli-Thorndale Rail Line. From Wayne station, COS is a half-mile bike ride away, on North Wayne Ave. Also, if coming from Center City, you can take the Norristown High Speed Line to Villanova station, then, take the 106 bus to Wayne. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for both unloading/set-up (~6:15, after the rides have departed), as well as for clean-up/reloading after the party. THANK YOU for volunteering!

  • TueAug. 132019
    RIDE YER BIKE TUESDAY

    Levels A-/B+: 16.5-17.5mph, B: 15-16mph, C+: 13-14mph, 35 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30279242.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905 , Daniel Operacz , 267-265-9358 and Catherine Hunt, , 215-643-2779 

    Modified route this morning due to pending forecast, Route has been shortened and will keep us closer to home base. (tomorrow doesn't look any better). We will travel familiar roads and break at Merrymead Farms. Only 35 miles but a little more climbing than usual. (50 ft/mile). No cue sheets provided so please print out your own copy or upload to your bike computer. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30279242


    Warmshowers Guests Ride - Trenton (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. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    I am hosting two Warmshowers Guests from France who are cycling from San Francisco to New York City. Come ride with them north, guiding them out of our congested city on their last leg to their end goal. We will point them in the right direction to NYC in Trenton and we will take a train back to Philly.


    Bulldog

    Levels B+: 16-17mph, 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/17609025.
    Leaders: Chris McEntee, , (484) 483-5822 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.


    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 every Tuesday throughout the summer, weather permitting.

  • WedAug. 142019
    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 August? Only space for four bikes on the train, one of which will be the leader so preregister is a must!


    CANCELLED! Delightful, Delicious D/D+/C- Short Ride, Wednesday Evening Ealier Start & Different Meeting point, due to the BCP Board Meeting

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-20 miles. Meet at Gustine Recreation Center, Ridge Ave. The ride leaves at 5:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    SORRY, CANCELLED!! EARLIER START TIME, AND DIFFERENT MEETING POINT, DUE TO BCP BOARD MEETING AT 6:45. 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 the parking lot of Gustine Recreation Center on Ridge Ave, in the East Falls section of Phila. Gustine is adjacent to Legacy Youth Tennis facility, near the intersection of Ridge and School House Lane.


    Flourtown Wednesday Ride 15-16 mph average

    Level B: 15-16mph Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: David A. Kaplan, , 215-872-3919

    This weekly ride is scheduled on Wednesdays starting on May 1, 2019 and is scheduled to end on August 28, 2019. The ride will depart from Flourtown Shopping Center at 6:00 pm. The Ride Level: B, Distance: 20 to 40 miles. Speed 15 to 16 MPH. See daily calendar for updates. Rain cancels ride. Ride Lender: David A Kaplan,


    Phoenixville Dog Park Rides

    Level C+: 13.5-14.5mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30310387.
    Leader: Rick Christie, , 610-787-1985

    Daylight rides on beautiful low-traffic roads. Rolling to hilly terrain. Lights not required, but not a bad idea to be prepared. No one dropped, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace.

  • ThuAug. 152019
    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.


    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 6:00 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. The on-line route maps are: Route for C+ Group and Route for B/B- Group.
    Leaders: Scott Siegfried, , 610-496-1965, 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.


    "C"vilized Thursday Night Hill Ride

    Level C: 12mph, 25 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:01 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578

    A true C level version of the Thursday night hill ride.


    Ocean City Cycling Weekend: 45 Mile Multi-level Ocean City to Mays Landing

    Level B-: 14mph, 45 miles. Meet at Ocean City Sports Center, 6th St and the Boardwalk, Ocean City , NJ. The ride leaves at 10:00 pm. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Thomas G. Madle, , 215-233-2578

    Riders meet 9:45am at 6th street and the boardwalk next to the Ocean City Sports Center. Multi-level rides, 3 paces: 13-15 mph ( Ride Leader Tom Madle); 15-16 mph (Ride Leader Elliot Titcher); 16-17 mph ( Ride Leaders Mike Fazio and Lisa Wenger). All groups follow the same 45 mile loop. Lunch in Mays Landing at mile 23. Option to cut 5 miles off the 45 mile loop by heading straight back to Ocean City over RT 559 and the 9th street bridge.

  • FriAug. 162019
    Ocean City Cycling Weekend: Multilevel/Multi-Distance Wharton Forest Rides from Smithville, NJ

    Level B-: 14mph, 40-60 miles. Meet at Village Green parking lot, RT9 and E. Moss Mill Rd., Smithville, NJ. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Thomas G. Madle, , 215-233-2578

    Three distances and paces traveling thru the quiet, barren roads aroundthe Wharton State Forest area. Distances and paces are as follows: 40 miles at 13-15mph (Tom Madle Ride Leader); 55 miles at 15-16 mph (Elliot Titcher Ride Leader) 60 miles at 16-17mph ( Mike Fazio, Jim Wheatcroft, and Lisa Wenger Ride Leaders). Arrive 8:30am at the "Village Green" parking lot located at the intersection of RT. 9 and E. Moss Mill Rd. in Smithville, NJ. Rides start 9am. Optional lunch at end of ride at "Fred and Ethel's LaternLight" restaurant and pub which is a 2 minute walk from the parking lot in the Smithville Village complex near the corner of RT 9 and Moss Mill Rd.


    Ocean City Weekend Smithville to Tuckerton

    Levels B+/B: 16-17mph, 62 miles. Meet at 615 e moss mill rd, smithville nj. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Smithville 62.
    Leaders: Mike Fazio, , 484-686-7968 and Lisa Wenger, , 484-433-3229 

    Meet 8:45 AM at Village Greene parking lot located at 615 E. Moss Mill Rd, Smithville, NJ 08060


    Friday Frolic w/Linda - SPECIAL OCEAN CITY EDITION, in conjunction with SCU's Ocean City Week.

    Level B-: 14mph, 55 miles. Meet at Luray Manor, 501 E. 7th Street (corner of 7th and Central), Ocean City, NJ, 08226. The ride leaves at 10:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3009864.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    This route was created by Mike Krizauskas of SCU, BCP and the Jersey Shore Cycle Club. Today's starting point will be Luray Manor, the meeting point for SCU's week-long Ocean City event. "DAY-TRIPPERS" are warmly welcome to join us for this Friday ride -- it is NOT necessary to register for the whole week or weekend package. We'll ride from Ocean City to Mays Landing and Tuckahoe, then circle back to O.C. on quiet roads. Nice views of the river near Mays Landing. We have a Wawa stop in Mays Landing at mile 21, then a rest stop in Tuckahoe at mile 34. Terrain is FLAT (674 ft elevation for the whole route), although we may have some headwinds. Please bring sunblock with you. If you are driving to Ocean City on Friday morning for this ride, please allow at least 75 mins drive time, due to normal weekday commuter traffic. Please note: the "regular" Friday Frolic ride, starting and finishing in the Philadelphia suburbs, will resume next week on the 23rd

  • SatAug. 172019
    Fort Mott, Fort Delaware, Delaware Ciy

    Level C through D: 10-11.5mph, 56 / 85 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 7:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    Long and easy! Cycle to Fort Mott, Pennsville, NJ, take the boat to Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island then over to Delaware City, DE for the ride back to Philly. We need to meet by 7:30am and keep a 10 mile hour pace with one coffee stop in Sweedsboro, NJ as to catch the 12:30 pm ferry. Pack a lunch since arrivel in Delaware City may not be until 1:30 pm. There are many restaurants in Delaware. All day ride. We take Rt 551 all the way. There is an option to take the train back from Wilmington, DE making a 56 mile event or cycle on to Philly for 85 miles. It is mandatory to pre register by Aug 15th so boat tickets can be bought. $12 adults, $11 seniors.


    SOUTH JERSEY CENTURY, in conjunction with SCU's Ocean City Week

    Level B-: 14mph, 105 miles. Meet at Luray Manor, 501 E 7th St (7th & Central) Ocean City, NJ 08226, (609) 399-5260, www.luraymanor.com. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5412975.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    This scenic route was developed by Mike K. of SCU, BCP, and the Jersey Shore Cycling Club. SCU's Ocean City Week is taking place this week. Overall, flat terrain with total elevation 1100 feet of climbing. Wawa rest stops. From Ocean City, we'll head in-land, to Millville and the Bayshore area, crossing the Maurice River. Please click on the link to view the route map. "Day-Trippers" (those not staying overnight in Ocean City for the whole event) are warmly welcome to join us. If you are driving to Ocean City on Saturday morning, please allow at least 90 mins from Phila., due to weekend traffic heading to the shore. Please bring sunblock.


    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.


    Ocean City Cycling Weekend: 46 Mile Multi-Level Renault Winery Blueberry Field Rides

    Level B-: 14mph, 46 miles. Meet at Renault Winery, 72 N. Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City, NJ. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is Renault Winery 46 Mile “Blueberry Field” Ride.
    Leader: Thomas G. Madle, , 215-233-2578

    Rides leave 8:30am from Renault Winery rear parking lot located at the very end of Bremen Ave. next to Joseph's Restaurant's restaurant's. Three paces, 13-15mph (Tom Madle ride leader); 15-16 mph (Elliot Titcher ride leader)and 16-17mph (Mike Fazio and Lisa Wenger ride leaders). All 3 ride groups follow the same "Blueberry Fields" loop into Hammonton. No food stop so bring snacks. Rest stop/bathroom stop at mile 28 inside Batsto Villiage. Rain or expected heavy storms cancels the rides. If traveling by NJT train take the Atlantic City 6:28am train from 30th st. station in Philly which arrives 7:40am in Egg Harbor City, Proceed to Bremen Ave. and head north on Bremen Ave. till it dead ends at the winery.


    Toss of the dice

    Level C+: 12-14mph, 50.5 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15625454.
    Leader: Gene Sobel, , 215-964-4884

    We'll be heading to Wegman's in King of Prussia, a distance of about 50 miles with 2800' of climbing. 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 - Ridley Creek State Park & beyond...

    Level B: 14.5-15.5mph, 65 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/30859827.
    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 towards Ridley Creek State Park with ~ 4,500 ft of hills. Optional after-ride beer at Cosmic Cafe, Boathouse Road. See route for details. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time.

  • SunAug. 182019
    Kayuh Pedalers: Pennsy Trail 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

    Kayuh to Pennsy Trail, through some of the SEPTA Private Bus route, to Strawberry Bridge and home. Just over 20 miles. Heat may cause a change in the route. A no-drop ride, with rest stops and re-group as needed. Helmet, spare tube 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


    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: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride through Fairmount Park and beyond. Please bring extra tube, plenty of water, sunscreen, $ for mid ride snack. Distance will depend on heat, and the assembled group.


    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.

  • MonAug. 192019
    City Coffee Ride Monday - Jezebel's - West Philadelphia (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 8mph, 20 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

    This Monday's morning ride to a Philadelphia Coffee place will be to Jezabel’s Argentine Café & Catering, 206 S 45th street but first we will cycle the full length of Spruce St, Delaware River to Cobbs Creek! Returning to the Cafe on Pine St. There will be lots of traffic lights and and traffic.


    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.

  • TueAug. 202019
    RIDE YER BIKE TUESDAY

    Levels A-/B+: 16.5-17.5mph, B-: 14-15mph, C+: 13-14mph, 45 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21186714.
    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 Wegmans in Warrington (mile 30.4), with a bathroom break on the way out at Central Park, Doylestown (mile 18.6). Mostly typical PA rolling hills, with the exception of 2 hills after our bathroom break, Sugar Bottom Rd. (not a long climb, but starts off steep at the bottom) and then Valley Rd. (mostly a gradual climb, but long). Expect lots of scenic low traffic backroads 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 September. THE LAST RIDE OF THE MONTH STARTS FROM CENTRAL PARK, DOYLESTOWN.


    Suzy-Jo Donut Tuesday Ride, Riverbend Cafe (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 35 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

    It's Tuesday and Suzy-Jo Donuts are available at the Riverbend Cafe, not to be confused with the Cafe at Riverbend! Let's take the hard way, out Penn Valley which is the code for hilly. We will take the SRT home.


    Bulldog

    Levels B+: 16-17mph, 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/17609025.
    Leaders: Chris McEntee, , (484) 483-5822 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.


    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 every Tuesday throughout the summer, weather permitting.

  • WedAug. 212019
    Barclay Farm Stead - Cherry Hill, NJ (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 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    The Barclay Farm Stead is a Quaker farmhouse, gardens & trails offering guests a view of living history from the early 1800s. We will cycle there after having a late breakfast at The Bistro at Haddonfield.


    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.


    Flourtown Wednesday Ride 15-16 mph average

    Level B: 15-16mph Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: David A. Kaplan, , 215-872-3919

    This weekly ride is scheduled on Wednesdays starting on May 1, 2019 and is scheduled to end on August 28, 2019. The ride will depart from Flourtown Shopping Center at 6:00 pm. The Ride Level: B, Distance: 20 to 40 miles. Speed 15 to 16 MPH. See daily calendar for updates. Rain cancels ride. Ride Lender: David A Kaplan,


    CANCELLED Phoenixville Dog Park Rides

    Level C+: 13.5-14.5mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30310387.
    Leader: Rick Christie, , 610-787-1985

    Daylight rides on beautiful low-traffic roads. Rolling to hilly terrain. Lights not required, but not a bad idea to be prepared. No one dropped, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace.

  • ThuAug. 222019
    Ride Thursdays! Valley Forge to Spring City, 35 or 50 mile options

    Level B-/C+: 13.5-14mph, 35 or 50 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:00 am. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29005499.
    Leader: Cassandra hogue, , 484-868-6236

    Join us for a joint ride with Delaware Valley Bike Club. A moderately hilly 35 mile ride from Valley Forge .(BETZWOOD parking lot for SRT) 1900 ft Climbing is mostly in first half of ride. Option to add 10-15 flat miles at end of route, along SRT for a 50 mile day, Rain or thunderstorm threat cancels. No Drops but should be able to keep avg pace 13.5- 14 mph. Bring water and money for coffee/snack stop in Phoenixville. Check back here for late route changes or Weather cancellations route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29005499


    CyclePath Thursday

    Level C: 9-11mph, 28-34 miles. Meet at CVS parking lot: 299 N Main St, Lambertville, NJ. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246

    Today we'll ride off-road cycle paths on both sides of the Delaware River. We'll first head down the NJ side to Washington's Crossing, use a bridge to get to the PA side, and then ride up to Bull's Island for a bathroom break and a picnic lunch (not provided, bring your own goodies). We'll then head up towards Frenchtown for a few miles, before turning back to finish the ride. Best suited for a gravel, cyclocross or hybrid bike, or a road bike with wide tires and a rider who doesn't mind a few rougher sections here and there. The NJ side is mostly smooth crushed stone, the PA side more of a mixed bag, but nothing outrageous. Leisurely speed - will regroup as needed. Photo-op stops are welcome. Hope you can join us.


    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.


    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 6:00 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: Scott Siegfried, , 610-496-1965, 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.


    "C"vilized Thursday Night Hill Ride

    Levels C: 12mph, 25 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:01 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.

  • FriAug. 232019
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. UDHS to Tabora's in Chalfont.

    Level B-: 14mph, 55 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/8604657.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Pretty loop from Upper Dublin High School to Tabora's in Chalfont for lunch, as well as some creamy, frozen refreshment. Cue sheets will be provided. Total elevation gain is 2755 feet, no extreme climbing. Please click on the route map link to view the elevation profile. The lunch & ice cream stop at Tabora's is at mile 23. On the outbound, there are places to take a quick bathroom/snack break at mile 16. After lunch at Tabora's, we'll cycle around the perimeter of peaceful Lake Galena. On the return, there are optional Wawa stops if needed, at mile 38 (Colmar), or 44 (North Wales). GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Enjoy 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 explore different regions. Please check the daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map will be provided for each ride. Scheduled for virtually every Friday throughout the year. If weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a hike/walk. As long as we are enjoying outdoor physical exercise, and Mother Nature, in the company of friends, we'll have a memorable outing.


    BCP DISPLAY TENT/MEMBERS APPRECIATION NIGHT & FIREWORKS at Friday Night Races at the Velodrome (SOCIAL event, NOT a ride) This is the final of three club nights scheduled for this summer

    Level B-: 14mph Meet at Valley Preferred Cycling Center (the Velodrome), 1151 Mosser Road, Breinigsville, PA 18031 (Trexlertown). The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. The on-line route map is http://thevelodrome.com/us/directions/.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    BCP will have a display tent in the plaza of the Valley Preferred Cycling Center (aka, the Velodrome) in Trexlertown, during the Friday Night Races, sponsored by Bicycling Magazine. Gates open for Happy Hour at 6:00pm, but the ACTUAL RACES DO NOT BEGIN UNTIL 7:30pm, allowing you plenty of time to get there after work. BCP will be exhibiting here to promote our club's membership benefits & perks, as well as rides and upcoming events. Music will be playing in the plaza before the races, and there will be family- and kid-friendly entertainment. General Admission tickets are only $6/adult. Young children get free admission. Every seat has a great view of the track. In addition to the Breakaway Cafe, there is a souvenir booth, where visitors can purchase Velodrome merchandise. There are also other exhibitors in the plaza, where you can participate in raffle drawings.. Come join us for an exciting evening! DRIVING to TREXLERTOWN: Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike (I-476 North), or, PA-309 North, to I-78/US-22 West. Driving directions and racing & venue details are available here: www.thevelodrome.com. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you are able to volunteer at the BCP tent, either for set-up (~5:15), or for staffing the booth and greeting visitors, or, for packing up at loading the van at the end of the evening, THANK YOU for your help. Please contact Linda, re. volunteering. Volunteers who arrive early (by 5:30) may enter through the Staff gate, and do not have to pay admission.


    BCP DISPLAY TENT/MEMBERS APPRECIATION NIGHT & FIREWORKS at Friday Night Races at the Velodrome (SOCIAL event, NOT a ride) This is the final of three club nights scheduled for this summer

    Level B-: 14mph Meet at Valley Preferred Cycling Center (the Velodrome), 1151 Mosser Road, Breinigsville, PA 18031 (Trexlertown). The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. The on-line route map is http://thevelodrome.com/us/directions/.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    BCP will have a display tent in the plaza of the Valley Preferred Cycling Center (aka, the Velodrome) in Trexlertown, during the Friday Night Races, sponsored by Bicycling Magazine. Gates open for Happy Hour at 6:00pm, but the ACTUAL RACES DO NOT BEGIN UNTIL 7:30pm, allowing you plenty of time to get there after work. BCP will be exhibiting here to promote our club's membership benefits & perks, as well as rides and upcoming events. MEMBERS APPRECIATION: The FIRST TEN(10) members who contact LMc ahead of time will receive FREE admission passes. Music will be playing in the plaza before the races, and there will be family- and kid-friendly entertainment. General Admission tickets are $6/person. Every seat has a great view of the track. In addition to the Breakaway Cafe, there is a souvenir booth, where visitors can purchase Velodrome merchandise. There are also other exhibitors in the plaza, where you can participate in raffle drawings.. Come join us for an exciting evening! DRIVING to TREXLERTOWN: Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike (I-476 North), or, PA-309 North, to I-78/US-22 West. Driving directions and racing & venue details are available here: www.thevelodrome.com. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you are able to volunteer at the BCP tent, either for set-up (~5:15), or for staffing the booth and greeting visitors, or, for packing up at loading the van at the end of the evening, THANK YOU for your help. Please contact Linda, re. volunteering.

  • SatAug. 242019
    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.


    Sandy Hook Seashore Trek - Co-Leader Welcome

    Level B-: 14mph, 70 miles. Meet at Visitor Center of Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Route 33 Business, Manalapan, NJ. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/9454582.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Picturesque adventure ride from Central NJ to Sandy Hook, a 1665-acre barrier peninsula which protrudes into the bay between NJ & NY. Sandy Hook offers a view of the Manhattan skyline, as well as 7 miles of beaches, a lighthouse, and a holly forest. Shortly before reaching the seashore, we'll stop at the Mt. Mitchell Scenic Overlook County Park, which includes a memorial to the heroes of 9-11. This county park provides a spectacular overlook of Sandy Hook Bay and the NYC skyline. The route to & from Sandy Hook will take us along the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers, as well as the Swimming River Reservoir. Beginning and ending portions of the route are rolling, with a few brisk climbs, but we will stop to regroup as needed. Total elevation gain is 2189 feet. Middle portion of the route (near and on the beach) is flat. Food stops at mile 25 and 45, + an optional Rita's Water Ice stop at mile 62, near the finish. DRIVING DIRECTIONS to the starting point (Visitor Center of Monmouth Battlefield State Park): 1) NJ Turnpike North to Exit 8/Hightstown & Freehold. 2) From Exit 8 ramp, turn right onto NJ-33 East/Franklin St. Stay on 33 East. 3) After crossing CR 527/Millhurst Rd, NJ-33 will split into Business and Expressway. Take the right-lane exit for 33 Business, then bear right at bottom of ramp for 33 Bus East. Look for sign for Monmouth Battlefield Visitor Center. Turn left into Visitor Center entrance. Parking lot is at the end of a long driveway. Please allow at least 75 mins driving time from Phila. The map link provided below (you can zoom in) will show the start/finish point, the whole route, and the elevation profile. WEATHER UPDATES will be based on the forecast for Manalapan, NJ, not Phila. 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 ride listing.


    Toss of the dice - Whole Foods Spring House - 50 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 Whole Foods Spring House.
    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.


    Swedesboro Diner, Swedesboro, NJ

    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

    Swedesboro will be a good distance ride for a Saturday brunch. One route all the way once in NJ, Rt 551 until RT 605. We will take circuitous route home.


    2019 SSC Outer Loop Preview (Moderate pace with regrouping)

    Level B-: 13.5-14mph, 44 miles. Meet at Heebner Park. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    MEET IN HEEBNER ROAD PARKING LOT! (Heebner Park is a big place with multiple parking lots). Moderately paced ride through northwestern Montgomery County. We will follow the route of the 2019 Scenic Schuylkill Century ride which will take place September 8. We divert from the route for 2.5 miles to make a WAWA stop at mile 24 (it will be a warm day).


    Hills out West - Valley Forge via Whitehorse Farms

    Level B: 14.5-15.5mph, 62 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/27385960.
    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) 4000ft this week. 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 Valley Forge with a food break at Pour Richards in Devon. Option end-of-ride drinks/ice-cream/food at Cosmic Cafe, Boat-house row (no need to wear white). Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time.

  • SunAug. 252019
    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

    The ride this week will depend on the Heat. If nice plan on a 15-20 mile ride. If not a ride through Fairmont Park & along the MLK. 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


    3rd Annual Great Philly Cheesesteak Ride (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10-13mph, 60 miles. Meet at SEPTA Conshohocken Station . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Cassandra hogue, , 484-868-6236

    This is an urban, sightseeting-paced ride in Philly, historic district across the Ben Franklin bridge, then down to the Navy Yard. Lunch at Genos in S. Philly. We will return via South Street Bridge, a spin through Belmont Plateau, and down the Cynwyd Heritage Trail. This is a high traffic urban outing, so be sure you are OK with such riding. Approx 60 miles, 10mph pace. . You can join us along the route if you wish, just let me know where you are meeting us. Route here https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30818672 YOU MUST E-MAIL ME TO REGISTER FOR THIS RIDE-- ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT!! Rain Cancels. Check here for cancellations, which will be made by 7 AM


    Sunny Sunday D Ride

    Level D: 9-13mph, 12-24 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

    OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride through Fairmount Park and beyond. Please bring extra tube, plenty of water, sunscreen, $ for mid ride snack. Distance will depend on heat, and the assembled group.


    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.

  • MonAug. 262019
    City Coffee Ride Monday-La Columbe Fishtown (ad-hoc ride)

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

    La Columbe Coffee Roasters, Fishtown, their flagship cafe. But to make it a longer ride than direct, we will cycle over W Glenwood Ave, the south side of the AMTRAK Northeast Corridor. A nitty-gritty city ride.


    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.

  • TueAug. 272019
    RIDE YER BIKE TUESDAY

    Levels A-/B+: 16.5-17.5mph, B-: 14-15mph, C+: 13-14mph, 47-51 miles. Meet at Central Park, Doylestown. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30937321.
    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 Brig O'Doon Coffee House in Ottsville (mile 20) for a rest/snack stop, and then onto Tabora's in Chalfont for lunch (mile 34). Very scenic ride with lots and lots of rolling hills, particularly approaching and then leaving Ottsville. The 47 miles option is heading directly back to the start at around mile 43 on the 202 parkway trail. 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). Cue sheets will not be available. RIDE STARTS @ 9:30 September. THE LAST RIDE OF THE MONTH STARTS FROM CENTRAL PARK, DOYLESTOWN.


    Suzy-Jo Donut Tuesday 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. Cue sheets will not be available.  Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037


    Bulldog

    Levels B+: 16-17mph, 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/17609025.
    Leaders: Chris McEntee, , (484) 483-5822 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.


    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 every Tuesday throughout the summer, weather permitting.

  • WedAug. 282019
    Diner Wednesday Ride - Tolley Car Diner (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

    I was cycling in New Jersey on Saturday and noticed all the " Jersey" diners we passed. Let's cycle on Wednesdays to a different diner each week for a late breakfast. The place must have diner in their name. Let's start with the Tolley Car Diner on Germantown Ave.


    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.


    Flourtown Wednesday Ride 15-16 mph average

    Level B: 15-16mph Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: David A. Kaplan, , 215-872-3919

    This weekly ride is scheduled on Wednesdays starting on May 1, 2019 and is scheduled to end on August 28, 2019. The ride will depart from Flourtown Shopping Center at 6:00 pm. The Ride Level: B, Distance: 20 to 40 miles. Speed 15 to 16 MPH. See daily calendar for updates. Rain cancels ride. Ride Lender: David A Kaplan,


    Phoenixville Dog Park Rides

    Level C+: 13.5-14.5mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30310387.
    Leader: Rick Christie, , 610-787-1985

    Daylight rides on beautiful low-traffic roads. Rolling to hilly terrain. Lights not required, but not a bad idea to be prepared. No one dropped, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace.

  • ThuAug. 292019
    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.


    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: Scott Siegfried, , 610-496-1965, 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.


    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 6:00 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 6:01 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.

  • FriAug. 302019
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. UDHS to Tabora's in Chalfont.

    Level B-: 14mph, 55 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/8604657.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Pretty loop from Upper Dublin High School to Tabora's in Chalfont for lunch, as well as some creamy, frozen refreshment. Cue sheets will be provided. Total elevation gain is 2755 feet, no extreme climbing. Please click on the route map link to view the elevation profile. The lunch & ice cream stop at Tabora's is at mile 23. On the outbound, there are places to take a quick bathroom/snack break at mile 16. After lunch at Tabora's, we'll cycle around the perimeter of peaceful Lake Galena. On the return, there are optional Wawa stops if needed, at mile 38 (Colmar), or 44 (North Wales). GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Enjoy 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 explore different regions. Please check the daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map will be provided for each ride. Scheduled for virtually every Friday throughout the year. If weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a hike/walk. As long as we are enjoying outdoor physical exercise, and Mother Nature, in the company of friends, we'll have a memorable outing.

  • SatAug. 312019
    Malvern Buttery (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C: 12mph, 60 approximately miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is Malvern Buttery.
    Leader: Robert Blacksberg, , 215-920-0302

    Friendly C level ride to Malvern Buttery


    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.


    Toss of the dice

    Level C+: 12-14mph, 35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Gene Sobel, , 215-964-4884

    We’ll be doing a relatively short ride today, about 35 miles through Merion Golf Manor and Havertown, and Wynnewood. We will regroup as necessary, and will make a short stop at the WaWa in Havertown. Riders must carry a spare tube.


    Pennypack Park Trail

    Level D: 10mph, 50 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

    Cycle along the Delaware River/State Rd to Pennypack Park. Ride the Samuel Baxter Trail to a Dunken Donut coffee stop, through the gunning range of the Philadelphia Police Academy. Then take the Pennypack Trail up to Pine Rd. From there on to the Montgomery County Pennypack Trail to it's end. Turning back, we will cycle Oxford Ave through The Greater Northeast, Frankford and Port Richmond. You can pack a lunch or by one along the upper trail. An all day ride.


    Frenchtown to Merrill Creek Reservoir Challenge - TWO LEADERS, TWO PACES

    Levels B+: 15mph, B-: 13.5-14mph, 63 miles. Meet at Frenchtown - parking lot just below Bridge St, between river and Canal Trail. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1579978.
    Leaders: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862 and Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 

    Hilly but pretty loop through Warren and Hunterdon Counties, NJ, to the scenic Merrill Creek Reservoir. This route includes a couple of 400-ft climbs, and one 640-ft climb, but the vistas from the summits are magnificent. We'll be riding mostly on quiet and shaded country roads, but also passing through the quaint towns of Milford, Riegelsville, Stewartsville, and Bloomsbury. Initial and final stretches of the route, along River Road, are flat. The challenging hills section, ~10 miles of climbing, is in the middle. Total elevation gain is 5100 ft, but we will stop to regroup as needed. Food stops at mile 24 in Stewartvsille (before climbing to the Reservoir), and at mile 46 in Bloomsbury. (We'll also have a brief photo/scenery stop at the spectacular Reservoir at mile 31.) From the food stop in Bloomsbury, we'll descend to the village of Little York, then return to Milford and Frenchtown via downhill-to-flat roads. Depending on where you live, please allow an hour for the drive to Frenchtown. TWO LEADERS, TWO PACES: Dan Operacz has graciously offered to lead a group at a 15mph pace. Thank you, Dan! Linda will lead at a 13.5 - 14.0 pace.


    Hill n Trail

    Level B-: 14mph, 62.5 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    This ride covers a little bit of everything. Old SSC, New SSC, Schuylkill Trail, Perkiomen Trail, Skippack Trail, Lower Perkiomen Park, Pennhurst, Pottstown, Swamp Picnic Rd, Green Lane Park, Groffs Mill Park, Harleysville, and the Lower Perkiomen Little League baseball field. We will do a moderate pace with regrouping, but it is NOT a “C” ride (3900 ft elevation gain) 2 full service rest stops (food, H2O, bathrooms) 23 and 43 miles.


    CANCELLED Hills out West - Doing the O'Dell ride on Sunday instead

    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: 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.

 August, 2019

RSVP to Spring Picnic

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