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 October 2019 

  • TueOct. 012019
    Cycle Touring - Strasbourg Railroad - Oct 1,2,3 &4, 2019

    Level D: 10mph, 40 - 40 - 0 - 75 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 Touring is about going places on a bicycle. I like to start from outside my apartment in Philadelphia. The start can be by bike, or bike train/bus combination. Strasbourg, PA next on my travels, inviting all BCP members to join me on this short adventure. Oct. 1, cycling from Philadelphia to Downtown, PA, getting a motel for the night. Oct 2, cycling to Strasbourg, staying for two nights at the Caboose Motel so we can visit the


    RIDE YER BIKE TUESDAY (NOTE: ROUTE WAS UPDATED @ 11:00 AM MONDAY)

    Levels A-/B+: 16.5-17.5mph, B: 14-15mph, C+: 13-14mph, 40 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Ride to Bagel Barrel in Doylestown (updated 11:00 AM Monday).
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905 and Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 

    NOTE: 10:00 START IN OCT. Bring yer bike & sense of adventure. Some days we'll ride familiar favorite routes, other days we'll scope out new routes. Today, following a park rest stop (water and bathrooms around mile 17,) we'll ride to The Bagel Barrel in Doylestown (mile 23.5) for a bite to eat. We'll explore a few new to us roads for a short stretch here and there, otherwise, a familiar (and easy) route to most of us. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the posted pace. Must be willing to ride safely & obey traffic laws. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy (rain cancels). NOTE: Last ride of the month will start from Central Park, Doylestown. NOTE: In November, the ride will be ad hoc - the weather forecast will determine the day of the week that we ride. All things being somewhat equal, we'll shoot for Tuesday.

  • WedOct. 022019
    Wednesday Diner Ride - Mayfair Dinner (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

    Nothing special, just a simple ride for breakfast at the Mayfair Dinner. City cycling all the way out and all the way back.


    Nighttime Phoenixville Dog Park Ride

    Level C+: 13.5-14.5mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30310387.
    Leader: Rick Christie, , 610-787-1985

    Nighttime rides on beautiful low-traffic roads. Rolling to hilly terrain. Lights are required. No one dropped, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace. Temperatures below 20 degrees cancels. Precipitation cancels. Snow and ice on the route cancels.

  • FriOct. 042019
    Friday Frolic w/Linda Jenkintown to Plymouth Meeting Meander, via West Point (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-: 14mph, 51 miles. Meet at Jenkintown Whole Foods Market, on the Fairway. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31146316.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Pretty loop from Jenkintown Whole Foods Market, around eastern Montgomery County - Abington, Broad Axe, Blue Bell, West Point, Centre Square, Whitpain, LaFayette Hill, Flourtown, Glenside, etc. Rest break at Mile 22 at Montco Community College snack bar. Lunch stop at Plymouth Meeting at Mile 36. Total elevation gain 2572 ft, per RWGPS.com. Cross the Wissahickon Creek, and explore some quiet, pretty roads.

  • SatOct. 052019
    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.


    CANCELLED (postponed to Sunday) 9th Annual 63 Mile Multi-level Round Valley Reserviour Ride #1

    Levels A through C: 13-19mph, 63 miles. Meet at Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am.
    Leaders: Thomas G. Madle, , 215-233-2578 and Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246 

    Ride meets in the far rear parking lot of the Holcombe Jimison Farmstead Museum located at 1605 Daniel Bray Hwy; Lamberville, NJ 08530. The entrance to the museum driveway is just past the CVS and Lambertville Police station on your left. Park in the far rear parking lot next to the Delaware Canal bike path This is a beautiful ride thru the wooded areas of Hunterdon County to see the majestic "Round Valley Reserviour". Very light traffice route.. Our route involves climbing up two ridges to get to the reserviour. Moderate climbing with one steep 3/4 mile climb up to the reserviour at around mile 30. Bring snacks to eat since there will only be 1 formal sit-down food stop ( our lunch stop) at mile 34 in Whitehouse Station, NJ. Rain date is Sunday Oct. 6th or you can also join us again on Saturday Oct. 19th when we'll repeat this same ride again. We expect this ride on Oct. 5th to be a little warmer than the Oct. 19th repeat which will probably be a littler cooler with allot more fall foliage colors. We plan to have the following 5 ride paces for both the Oct. 5th and Oct. 19th rides: 13-14; 14-15; 15-16; 16-17 and 17-19 mph


    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.


    October Diner Rides - Delaware County

    Level D: 10mph, 34 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

    There are four Saturdays in October. Let's ride to four different Diners in Delaware County beginning with Upland Diner, in where else, Upland, PA. Look it up and anticipate a bicycle route there there and afferent route back!


    Hills out West - King of Prussia, the hilly way

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

    Consider this the next step up from the Toss of the DIce "C+", further (50 - 70 miles) and with more hills (4,600). 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 (lunch stop at Wegman's) as well as a spare tube. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time.

  • SunOct. 062019
    9th Annual Round Valley Reservoir 90 Mile Option from Doylestown Ride - B+ (ad-hoc ride)

    Level A through B+: 17-18mph, 90 miles. Meet at Central Park, Doylestown. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Philip Hoke, , 610-804-3322

    We'll call this B+ because I plan on averaging around 16-17 mph. You need to be able to handle a 100 mile ride as the route is slightly different in NJ. We will be climbing Pine Hill Rd instead of upper creek Rd. Please RSVP if you can as I would like to have an idea of who's joining. Wheels on the ground at 8:30 sharp. Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31248403 Please park in the Lot on the Northwest corner which is right across Wells Rd. from Windsor Way. Please look for my Red 2005 Honda Element.


    Kayuh Pedalers: Ride to Pennypack on the Delaware

    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 ride will be 1 of 2 rides with the group from Bike Temple. A no drop ride, with rest stops and re-group as needed. Spare Tube, 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


    Trails, Trails, Trails

    Level C+: 12.5mph, 41 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

    Terrain: Mixed Trail and pavement. Tires: 28mm or wider. Bike: Road (with wide tires), Hybrid, Gravel, Mountain. Elevation: 1800 ft. Food stop: 21.5 miles Hennings Market. We will ride the Schuylkill and Perkiomen Trails, stopping for 10 or 15 minutes to take a look at the Cyclocross Race in Upper Salford Park before continuing to Hennings Market for food and H2O. On the way back, we will do the Skippack Trail back down to the Perkiomen Trail. The scenery is great, the CX race should be entertaining, and Hennings is a great food stop. We will take an easy pace and regroup on hills.


    9th Annual Round Valley Reservoir 60 Mile Multi-level Ride #1 (ad-hoc ride)

    Levels B+: 16-17mph, B-: 14-15mph, C+: 13-14mph, 60 miles. Meet at Holcombe Jimison Farmstead, 1605 Daniel Bray Highway, Lambertville, NJ 08530. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is Round Valley Reservoir Ride .
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Mike Fazio, , 484-686-7968 and Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 

    What is The Round Valley Reservoir? It's a lake on top of a little man-made mountain! We'll climb up this little mountain just before our lunch stop to see this gorgeous Round Valley outdoor recreation area. This, the first of two separate "Round Valley Reservoir" rides, is run with the hope that the temperature will be on the warmer side. The second ride, identical to the first, will be on Saturday, October 19 (no rain date). It is expected to have cooler weather but more fall foliage. Another reason we're running this ride on two separate dates is to help manage the expected large number of riders (the last time we did this ride back in 2017 we had close to 75 riders total). If you love this route ride on both the 6th and 19th and double the fun! Available Ride Paces: C+ 13-14 mph, B- 14-15 mph, B+ 16-17, Note: Ride leaders may be different for rides held on the 5th versus the 19th! Please be prepared to be able to maintain the pace of the ride of your choice, plus obey traffic laws. Ride Description: Very scenic 60 mile metric century ride thru the backroads of Hunterdon County, NJ. Much of the first 20 miles is a slow but beautiful climb of varying rollers and hills (nothing mountainous) followed by some screaming downhills. Mile 25.5 starts the climb of the day, up Allerton and Valley Crest Rds., followed by more downhills past the reservoir and then to our lunch stop - a sit-down lunch (mile 34) at the now iconic Jerry's Brooklyn Grill (affectionately known as "EATS") in Whitehouse Station, NJ. The remainder of the ride is mostly rolling hills and flat sections. If bathrooms are needed before the start of the ride use the Lambertville CVS which is just south of the Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead lot at the intersection of Main and Cherry St. Note that we are using a slightly revised route this year which will feature the 1st rest stop at mile 14 (Shell Gas Station) instead of mile 28 (now an optional 2nd stop). There is also an optional rest stop on the return at mile 53 (Speedway Gas Station). Snacks and drinks will be available at both rest stops.


    Hopewell Furnace Classic - POSTPONED/RESCHEDULED for Saturday, Oct. 12, due to the Round Valley Reservoir ride moved to Sun, Oct. 6

    Level B-: 14mph, 60 miles. Meet at French Creek State Park, parking lot at Hopewell Lake, near the boat launch area. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1841715.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    POSTPONED/RESCHEDULED for Saturday, Oct. 12, due to the Round Valley Reservoir ride moved to Sun, Oct. 6. An incredibly scenic ride through the Oley Valley in Berks County. Thanks to Rich Wagner for this picturesque route. Featuring the crossing of two covered bridges, Three rest stops. One at your standard convenience store. One at a great little deli/restaurant in the quaint town of Oley. And even one at a chocolatier. Terrain will consist of significant climbs for the first and last 15 miles. The middle 30 is rolling to flat. This will be one of the prettiest rides you will do this year. Cue sheets will be available. Total climbing 4176 feet. We will stop to regroup as needed. DRIVING DIRECTIONS to French Creek State Park: Take the Main PA Turnpike (I-76) West to the Downingtown Exit. This is two exits beyond (west of) the Valley Forge exit. After leaving the Turnpike, take PA 100 North/Pottstown Pike for 4 miles. You will pass through the town of Eagle. Turn left onto Conestoga Rd/PA-401 West. Stay on 401 West for 6 miles, then turn right onto PA-345 North/Bulltown Rd. Follow PA-345 North for 4 miles. There will be signs on 345 for French Creek State Park, and Hopewell Lake. CO-LEADER WELCOME, so that we can offer a choice of speeds to our riders. If you'd like to lead at an alternative speed, please contact LMc. thankyou!


    Sunny Sunday D Ride

    Level D: 9-12mph 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 for any age through Fairmount Park and beyond depending on the group assembled. Please bring water, helmet (required by the club), extra tube, and $ for mid-ride snack. Recommend you bring sun screen to be applied mid-ride. Many smiles will be needed.


    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.

  • MonOct. 072019
    City Coffee Monday - Oxford Circle (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

    There is a coffee shop at Large St and Cheltenham Ave close to Oxford Circle in the near northeast. We will cycle there.

  • TueOct. 082019
    Suzy-Jo Tuesday Donut Ride (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 days 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, then the Manayunk Canal Tow Path with following River Rd and E Hector St through Conshocken to the Cafe at Riverbend. We ride to eat donuts.


    RIDE YER BIKE TUESDAY

    Levels A-/B+: 16.5-17.5mph, B-: 14-15mph, C+: 13-14mph, 44 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Ride to Valley Forge Park.
    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 Valley Forge National Historic Park. We'll head west on familiar roads and eventually make a turn south, head to the Norristown Farm Park and onto Betzwood (mile 19) for a rest stop. After crossing the Schuylkill River we'll do a loop around the park, head back over the river and then take the Schuylkill River Trail to the Cafe at Riverbend in Conshohocken (formerly Outbound Station) for a snack or lunch. Expect a mix of nice flat areas, rolling hills and a minor climb or two, all on low traffic roads. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the posted pace. Must be willing to ride safely & obey traffic laws. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy (rain cancels). NOTE: FOR NOVEMBER THE RIDE WILL BE AD HOC WITH VARYING RIDE STARTS - WEATHER FORECAST WILL DETERMINE THE DAY OF WEEK WE WILL RIDE - ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL WE WILL SHOOT FOR TUESDAY

  • WedOct. 092019
    Diner Wednesday Ride - The Melrose Diner (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

    The Melrose Diner is a ture icon diner. I may have only been there once. The booths were like a horseshoe, really big, could fit six/seven. So to maximize the seating, when most customers come for a table for two, there was a divider so you most likely sat with strangers on the other half of the both! I understand they have changed this. Also during election season almost every candidate MUST stop here! We will stop here after a ride through the Philadelphia Naval Yard.


    CANCELLED Nighttime Phoenixville Dog Park Ride

    Level C+: 13.5-14.5mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30310387.
    Leader: Rick Christie, , 610-787-1985

    Nighttime rides on beautiful low-traffic roads. Rolling to hilly terrain. Lights are required. No one dropped, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace. Temperatures below 20 degrees cancels. Precipitation cancels. Snow and ice on the route cancels.

  • ThuOct. 102019
    Ride Thursdays! UDHS to Harleysville (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-/C+: 14mph, 43 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/29076626.
    Leader: Cassandra hogue, , 484-868-6236

    Join us for an easy ride (1800 FT climb) on scenic route to HARLEYSVILLE, https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29076626 We will have a snack/lunch break at Hennings Market, and enjoy the autumn weather. No drops but you should be able to keep stated avg pace, its the end of season, so we may push it a little Check back here for late route changes, or weather cancellations

  • FriOct. 112019
    Friday Frolic with Linda -- Flourtown To Souderton, 53 miles. SHORTER OPTION AVAILABLE (36 miles from Gwynedd - see description below).

    Level B-: 14mph, 53 OR 36 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6708629.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Rolling route to Souderton via scenic, pretty roads. Rest stop in Souderton at mile 28 -- choice of eateries: Wawa, pizzeria, coffee shop, etc. Elevation gain is 2151 ft. We will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain 13mph, as advertised. If a quick rest or bathroom break is needed before the lunch stop, there is a place at mile 17. On the return, if a quick rest or bathroom break is needed, there is a Wawa in North Wales at mile 40. SHORTER (36-mile) OPTION: The outbound and return segments of this route overlap on Plymouth Rd, between Lantern Lane and Township Line Rd, in Lower Gwynedd. If you would like to do a shorter ride, please consider parking your car at the Gwynedd Valley train station on Plymouth Rd, then meet our group on the corner of Plymouth and Township Line, where we will be turning. We should reach this turn (mile 9.7 on the 53-mile cue sheet) ~10:00. On the return, we will pass the Gwynedd Valley train station. This alternative will shave off ~17 miles. START/FINISH POINT: Flourtown Shopping Center on Bethlehem Pike is the plaza with McDonald's at the front, facing the Pike. There is a GIANT supermarket at the rear. We cyclists park in the rear of the lot, near GIANT. There is a Starbucks Coffee counter inside the GIANT, as well as indoor seating.

  • SatOct. 122019
    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.


    October Diner Rides - Delaware County

    Level D: 10mph, 24 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

    There are four Saturdays in October. Let's ride to four different Diners in Delaware County, this week to the Olympic Diner in Clifton Heights then a block up you can see the newly erected historical marker for Slinky. Anticipate a bicycle route there there and afferent route back! It will take great imagination to get in 25 miles.


    Toss of the dice

    Level C+: 12-14mph, 45-60 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 Whole Foods Spring House.
    Leader: Rob Weber, , 610-889-2255

    Friendly C+ ride with various destinations. 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. Save time...pre-register!


    Brandywine Meadows

    Level B-: 13.5-14mph, 57 miles. Meet at Chesterbrook - Wilson Farm Park - Lee Rd at Wilson Rd. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    Scenic ride through Brandywine Meadows. Where is that? The other side of Downingtown. Then we go south to West Chester before passing Cheyney University on the way back to Chesterbrook. Scenery comes with a few hills :( We will regroup and take a moderate pace. 2 H2O stops.


    Hills out West - Malvern Buttery

    Level B: 14.5-15.5mph, 56 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:05 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25232863.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

    Consider this the next step up from the Toss of the DIce "C+", further (50 - 70 miles) and with more hills (3,800). 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.


    Hopewell Furnace Classic - TWO LEADERS, TWO PACES

    Levels B+/B: 15-15.5mph, B-: 14mph, 60 miles. Meet at French Creek State Park, parking lot at Hopewell Lake, near the boat launch area. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1841715.
    Leaders: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862 and Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 

    RESCHEDULED from last Sunday, due to the Round Valley Reservoir ride switched from Sat to Sun An incredibly scenic ride through the Oley Valley in Berks County. Thanks to Rich Wagner for this picturesque route. Featuring the crossing of two covered bridges, Three rest stops. One at your standard convenience store. One at a great little deli/restaurant in the quaint town of Oley. And even one at a chocolatier. Terrain will consist of significant climbs for the first and last 15 miles. The middle 30 is rolling to flat. This will be one of the prettiest rides you will do this year. Cue sheets will be available. Total climbing 4176 feet. We will stop to regroup as needed. DRIVING DIRECTIONS to French Creek State Park: Take the Main PA Turnpike (I-76) West to the Downingtown Exit. This is two exits beyond (west of) the Valley Forge exit. After leaving the Turnpike, take PA 100 North/Pottstown Pike for 4 miles. You will pass through the town of Eagle. Turn left onto Conestoga Rd/PA-401 West. Stay on 401 West for 6 miles, then turn right onto PA-345 North/Bulltown Rd. Follow PA-345 North for 4 miles. There will be signs on 345 for French Creek State Park, and Hopewell Lake. TWO LEADERS, TWO PACES: THANK YOU to Dan Operacz for leading a 15mph group. Linda will lead at 14mph

  • SunOct. 132019
    Kayuh Pedalers: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.

    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 Pedalers will ride to the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. It's a Fall ride so Dress for the weather. We will be looking for the larger birds flying south. Bring small Binoculars Plan on around 3 hours. A no-drop ride, re-group when needed. Extra Tube, Helmet and Water a must. A light riding snack, rest stops. 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: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

    OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride for any age through Fairmount Park and beyond depending on the group assembled. Please bring water, helmet (required by the club), extra tube, and $ for mid-ride snack. Recommend you bring sun screen to be applied mid-ride. Many smiles will be needed.


    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.

  • MonOct. 142019
    City Coffee Monday - Vault + Vine (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

    A unique coffee and floral shop is almost at the top of Midvale Ave in East Falls. We will earn our city coffee after the climb, using our low gears, spinning at 90 rpm. Easy peezy. On the way home, continue on a brick street, W Culter St, up to Henry Ave, discovering the Kelly home, Princess Grace's childhood home. Was Culter St paved with Kelly bricks? Then down Indian Queen Lane past the theater Grace Kelly made her acting debut.


    Night ride Chesterbrook. BRING LIGHTS FRONT AND BACK

    Level B-: 14mph, 24 miles. Meet at Chesterbrook - Wilson Farm Park - Lee Rd at Wilson Rd. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    BRING LIGHTS FRONT AND BACK! As of this time, the forecast is 72 degrees and sunny. I want to take advantage of nice weather. Meet at Wilson Farm Park, corner of Lee and Wilson Roads. Do your best to get there 15 minutes early to be ready for a 6 PM start. Not much daylight. Bathrooms at start and finish. Start and finish on the Chester Valley Trail. We should be most of the way through the road section before we need the lights. Moderate pace.

  • TueOct. 152019
    Suzy-Jo Donut Tuesday Ride - the Cafe at Riverbend (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 Cafe at Riverbend without needing to go on to Bridgeport, PA. This morning's route will go out Bryn Mar Ave, the Cynwd Heritage Trail, over Manayunk Trail Bridge, up Umbia and following River Rd to E Hector St through Conchoken to the Cafe at Riverbend. We ride to eat donuts.


    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 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Ride to Wegmans.
    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 Wegman's in Warrington (mile 34). Mixed bag of terrain, some nice flat stretches, some rolling hills, and some hillier sections (nothing super steep or long, but hills nonetheless). Porta-potty stop a mile 18.5 on the way out (no water available, so bring enough to get you to the lunch stop). For a change of pace, we'll be on some familiar roads but will be riding them in reverse (ex: Schoolhouse and Almshouse, plus we'll get to descend Old Ironhill Rd.). Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the posted pace. Must be willing to ride safely & obey traffic laws. Cue sheets will not be available. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy (rain cancels). NOTE: IN NOVEMBER THE RIDE WILL BE AD HOC WITH DIFFERENT RIDE START LOCATIONS. WEATHER FORECAST WILL DETERMINE THE DAY OF WEEK AND TIME WE WILL RIDE. ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL WE WILL SHOOT FOR TUESDAY.

  • WedOct. 162019
    Diner Wednesday Ride - Broad Street Diner (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

    Seems silly to cycle to the Broad Street Diner on South Broad St, but I want to attend a talk at the Central Library of Philadelphia schedule for 11 am. We will ride somewhere for 45 minutes, breakfast for 30 to 45 minutes and ride to the Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Branch for 30 minutes. Should I call this the minutes ride?


    CANCELLED Nighttime Phoenixville Dog Park Ride

    Level C+: 13.5-14.5mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30310387.
    Leader: Rick Christie, , 610-787-1985

    Nighttime rides on beautiful low-traffic roads. Rolling to hilly terrain. Lights are required. No one dropped, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace. Temperatures below 20 degrees cancels. Precipitation cancels. Snow and ice on the route cancels.

  • FriOct. 182019
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. Whole Foods Double-Header from Jenkintown to Plymouth Meeting

    Level B-: 14mph, 41 miles. Meet at Jenkintown Whole Foods Market, on the Fairway. The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22424218.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Meet at Jenkintown Whole Foods Market, on The Fairway, ~1 mile east of Old York Rd/611.This is a pretty loop from the Whole Foods Market in Jenkintown to the Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting. Outbound via Abington, Oreland, and Blue Bell. Indoor rest stop at the Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting at the half-way mark (mile 20). Return via Spring Mill, Flourtown, and Glenside. Only one rest stop is planned. Total elevation gain is 1875 ft, per RidewithGPS.com. Mostly rolling terrain - tallest climb is 380 ft. Meeting point at Whole Foods Market: park at far end of lot, near the Rydal Park senior apts. WEATHER NOTE: Ride will be cancelled if it is raining at start time. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. Explore pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties -- Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, etc. Starting points will vary, so that we can cycle through different regions. Please check daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map provided for each ride. If weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a hike/walk, or snow activity. As long as we are enjoying outdoor exercise, and Mother Nature, in the company of friends, we'll have a memorable outing.

  • SatOct. 192019
    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, 45-60 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

    Friendly C+ ride. Today, we'll be heading to Wegman's in King of Prussia, a little over 50 miles with about 2500'' of climbing. 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.


    63 Mile Multi-Level Round Valley Reserviour Ride #2

    Level A through C: 13-19mph, 63 miles. Meet at Holcombe Jimison Farmstead Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am.
    Leader: Thomas G. Madle, , 215-233-2578

    See Oct. 5th ride "Description" for details. Multi-level ride . Five different ride paces ranging from 13-14 mph up to 17-19mph. Sit-down food stop mile 34.


    October Diner Rides - Delaware County

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

    There are four Saturdays in October. Let's ride to four different Diners in Delaware County. This week to Llanerch Diner (was in the movie Silver Linings Playbook). Look it up and anticipate a bicycle route there and a different route back!


    Scenic 30 Mile D/C- Fall Foliage Ride Along The Delware Canal Towpath

    Level D: 10-12mph, 30 miles. Meet at Holcombe Jimison Farmstead, 1605 Daniel Bray Highway, Lambertville, NJ 08530. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

    30 mile, flat, scenic, easy ride along the Delaware Canal tow path/bike path. The pace will be 10-12 mph. This ride leaves 9am from Lambertville, NJ and heads to Frenchtown, NJ for a sit down lunch at the River Cafe. This ride is perfect for road, hybrid or mountain bikes since the canal bike path consists of fine crushed red gravel. This is a good ride for beginning cyclists who want an easy paced ride but longer distance. No Q sheet needed. This is a simple "out and back" ride along the continous canal bike path.


    Jaine Lane

    Level B-: 13.5-14mph, 45 miles. Meet at Chesterbrook - Wilson Farm Park - Lee Rd at Wilson Rd. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    Bring the camera. Very scenic. We will pass Marsh Creek, Jaine Lane, and some horse farms. H2O stops at 15 and 34 miles. Moderate pace with regrouping, but there are a few hills (It’s Chester county).


    Philly Wandrers - Cobbs Creek Exploration

    Levels D: 10-11.5mph, 15 miles. Meet at Rittenhouse Square - Southeast Entrance at corner of 18th St & Rittenhouse Sq. The ride leaves at 11:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Rob Gusky, , 920-573-5128

    Cobbs Creek Exploration with Lunch Stop at Caribbean Cuisine. Facebook event listing at https://www.facebook.com/events/410987586279962/

  • SunOct. 202019
    Kayuh Pedalers: Navy Yard

    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 ride will be to the Navy Yard with the group from Bike Temple. A no drop ride, with rest stops and re-group as needed. Helmet and Water a must. A light riding snack suggested. Mid-week update on rides @ Facebook: Kayuh Pedalers. STREET PARKING: S. College St between 20th & 19th


    CANCELLED Lambertville to the Black Bass Inn

    Level Tandem: 16mph, 14 miles. Meet at Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum, 1605 Daniel Bray Hwy, Lambertville, New Jersey 08530. The tandem ride leaves at 10:45 am.
    Leader: William Jackson, , 215-280-7064

    We are going to ride the New Jersey side of the Delaware Canal Towpath from Lambertville north to the Park at Bull Island Park. We will walk the bikes across the footbridge there to the PA side and have lunch at the Black Bass Inn. The Black Bass Inn offers a diverse menu which is reasonably priced. It is located in a historic building and offers a sweeping view of the Delaware River, the PA Canal and the footbridge. https://blackbasshotel.com/ I am making lunch reservations for noon at the restaurant, so I need a head count of those interested as soon as possible. If your RSVP and your situation changes, I need to know it no later than 5 PM on Saturday, Oct. 19. After lunch, riders have the choice if either heading back to Lambertville, or getting in some more outbound miles on either the PA or the New Jersey side of the river. Please arrive at 10:45 and be ready to ride no later than 11 AM. Departure time will be crucial to arrive for our noon lunch reservation. Holcombe Jimison Farmstead Museum 1605 Daniel Bray Hwy · Lambertville, NJ How to find the starting point: Pass CVS and Lambertville Police Station on your left then make a left into Holcombe Jimison Farmstead driveway and drive all the way back and park in the large rear parking lot next to the canal tow path.


    Sunny Sunday D Ride--Changed to a Ride with GPS course

    Level D: 9-12mph Meet at Cosmic Cafe at Lloyd's Hall . The ride leaves at 12:00 pm.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

    Ride is not cancelled, but is changed to the Cosmic Café. Bring your smart phones and laptops. We will review ways to use the Club's Ride with GPS program. We might plot a short walking course and follow using the Smart phone. OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride for any age through Fairmount Park and beyond depending on the group assembled. Please bring water, helmet (required by the club), extra tube, and $ for mid-ride snack. Recommend you bring sun screen to be applied mid-ride. Many smiles will be needed.


    CANCELLED 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.

  • MonOct. 212019
    RIDE YER BIKE TUESDAY ON MONDAY (MUCH BETTER FORECAST THAN TUESDAY)

    Levels A-/B+: 16.5-17.5mph, B-: 14-15mph, C+: 13-14mph, 44 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Ride to Schwenksville.
    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 head west to Schwenksville, with a porta-potty stop at mile 15 and a bring your own lunch stop at Heebner Park on the return (mile 31). Expect lots of low traffic country roads, hills of all types, 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). NOTE: THE RIDE STARTS FROM CENTRAL PARK, DOYLESTOWN NEXT WEEK. NOTE 2: IN NOVEMBER THE RIDE WILL BE AD HOC WITH DIFFERENT RIDE START LOCATIONS. WEATHER FORECAST WILL DETERMINE THE DAY OF WEEK AND TIME WE WILL RIDE. ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL WE WILL SHOOT FOR TUESDAY.

  • TueOct. 222019
    CANCELLED RIDE YER BIKE TUESDAY - RIDING MONDAY INSTEAD/MUCH BETTER FORECAST

    Levels A-/B+: 16.5-17.5mph, B-: 14-15mph, C+: 13-14mph, 44 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Ride to Schwenksville.
    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 head west to Schwenksville, with a porta-potty stop at mile 15 and a bring your own lunch stop at Heebner Park on the return (mile 31). Expect lots of low traffic country roads, hills of all types, 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). NOTE: THE RIDE STARTS FROM CENTRAL PARK, DOYLESTOWN NEXT WEEK. NOTE 2: IN NOVEMBER THE RIDE WILL BE AD HOC WITH DIFFERENT RIDE START LOCATIONS. WEATHER FORECAST WILL DETERMINE THE DAY OF WEEK AND TIME WE WILL RIDE. ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL WE WILL SHOOT FOR TUESDAY.

  • WedOct. 232019
    Nighttime Phoenixville Dog Park Ride

    Level C+: 13.5-14.5mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30310387.
    Leader: Rick Christie, , 610-787-1985

    Nighttime rides on beautiful low-traffic roads. Rolling to hilly terrain. Lights are required. No one dropped, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace. Temperatures below 20 degrees cancels. Precipitation cancels. Snow and ice on the route cancels.

  • ThuOct. 242019
    Ride Thursdays! SRT to Philly

    Level B-/C+: 14.5mph, 48 or 34 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: Cassandra hogue, , 484-868-6236

    Celebrate the waning of outdoor cycling season with an outing on the SRT, to the end of the Banks Trail, Lunch at En Riva in East Falls, then back to Conshy or Betzwood Bridge 46 miles from Betzwood, meet at 9:30 34 Miles from Conshy, park at Jacobs Engineering, 2 Ash St. meet at 10:10 am Moderate pace, Rain cancels. check back here for late changes

  • FriOct. 252019
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. Linda will be leading the Fall Foliage Weekend in Hanover/Gettysburg this weekend (Friday to Sunday). The "regular" Friday Frolic will return next week, November 2.

    Level B-: 14mph, 45-50, +/- miles. Start location to be determined. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    OCT. 25: LMc will be leading the Fall Foliage Weekend in Hanover/Gettysburg (Friday to Sunday). Please visit BCPWeekends.org for event details. Pre-registration is required for the Fall Weekend. 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 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.


    Ott's Mum Mountain (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C-: 11mph, 25 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park visitor center lower parking lot. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Steve Trobovic, , 610-687-9229

    I'm riding to a Bill Cotton favorite Fall destination. We ride to Ott's Exotic Plants in Schwenksville to visit their famous huge mountain of chrysanthemums. Sit down food stop at Snoozy's train station Cafe on the Perkiomen Trail, nearby. The route is on low traffic streets and crushed stone trail. Skinny road tire bikes are ok; Hybrids and 28mm or wider tires are best. A no drop ride.


    Annual Fall Foliage Weekend in Hanover/Gettysburg -- Friday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 27

    Level B-: 14-14mph, 15-75+ miles. Meet at Hampton Inn of Hanover, PA, 309 Wilson Ave @ Einsenhower Drive, 17331. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    BCP's annual fall foliage bike tour of Hanover and Gettysburg, PA, and surrounding countryside in York and Adams Counties. Ride past peaceful horse farms, across creeks and lakes, and around the quaint town of Gettysburg, as well as through Gettysburg National Park (the Battlefield). Preregistration and payment are required. Event details and the registration page are available at: BCPWeekends.org Wide array of routes with various distances and terrains are available. Organized group rides with leaders. Hotel, meals, and snacks provided, post-ride parties, and live music. Cue sheet packets will include routes and maps. All-inclusive package. SAG drivers have also been arranged to assist our riders. Please feel free to contact the Leader for more information. Everyone is warmly welcome to join us for this weekend of scenic and sociable riding.


    "Early Bird" Coffee Ride to New Oxford (BCP Hanover Weekend)

    , 31+/- miles. Meet at Hampton Inn, Hanover, PA. The event starts at 2:10 pm. Cue sheets will be available. Additional information: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17133124.
    Organizer: Jeff Braff, , 215-665-2048

    Level B-. 14 mph. Assemble at 2:10 pm. The ride leaves at 2:20 SHARP! This ride, for those able to get to the Fall Weekend early enough, will take us 15.5 miles to New Oxford for a 35-minute coffee break at a nice bakery (it's all about the coffee, but the baked goods here are pretty good), then another 15.5 miles back to the Hampton Inn. The ride has about 1,200 feet of climbing, the most difficult part of which will be encountered between miles 2 and 5. HISTORICAL NOTE: This route, courtesy of Rich Wagner, was called the "Donut Ride" until the made-to-order donut shop (adjacent to the still existing coffee shop) closed. LOGISTICAL NOTE: If you are unable to check into your room before the ride, you will be able to change into cycling clothes at the hotel and you can check into the hotel after the ride.

  • SatOct. 262019
    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.


    Annual Fall Foliage Weekend in Hanover/Gettysburg -- Friday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 27

    Level B-: 14-14mph, 15-75+ miles. Meet at Hampton Inn of Hanover, PA, 309 Wilson Ave @ Einsenhower Drive, 17331. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Day 2 of 3: BCP's annual fall foliage bike tour of Hanover and Gettysburg, PA, and surrounding countryside in York and Adams Counties. Ride past peaceful horse farms, across creeks and lakes, and around the quaint town of Gettysburg, as well as through Gettysburg National Park (the Battlefield). Preregistration and payment are required. Event details and the registration page are available at: BCPWeekends.org Wide array of routes with various distances and terrains are available. Organized group rides with leaders. Hotel, meals, and snacks provided, post-ride parties, and live music. Cue sheet packets will include routes and maps. All-inclusive package. SAG drivers have also been arranged to assist our riders. Please feel free to contact the Leader for more information. Everyone is warmly welcome to join us for this weekend of scenic and sociable riding.


    Toss of the dice - Wegmans KoP

    Level C+: 12-14mph, 45-60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. The on-line route map is Wegmans KoP.
    Leader: Joseph M. Pless, , 610-937-9010

    Friendly C+ ride with various destinations: BE SURE TO CHECK THE DAILY RIDE CALENDAR FOR RIDE LEADER AND DESTINATION INFORMATION. Bring money for lunch. We will regroup as necessary and wait at turns within ride level expectations. YOU MUST CARRY A SPARE TUBE. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time.


    CANCELLED October Diner Rides - Delaware County

    Level D: 10mph, 42 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

    There are four Saturdays in October. Let's ride to four different Diners in Delaware County. This week to Sungate Diner in Marcus Hook, PA. Depending on the wind direction, we will cycle around back of the Philadelphia International Airport on the way or on the way back!


    River Wards Cafe - Port Richmond

    Level D: 10mph, 17 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

    I want to attend a Saturday morning movie at the Philadelphia Film Festival. Canceled the Oct DIner Ride - Delaware County. But didn't want to disappoint anyone who were wanting some kind of ride this morning. River Wards Cafe in Port Richmond will be the destination. Back by 11:15 am.


    At the FALL FOLIAGE WEEKEND in Hanover/Gettysburg: Irishtown, Biglerville, Orchard County, and a Lil' Bit of Gettsburg Battlefield

    Level B-: 14mph, 71-75 miles. Meet at Hampton Inn of Hanover, 309 Wilson Ave, Hanover, PA 17331. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17260376.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Day 2 of 3 at the FALL FOLIAGE WEEKEND: one of the several ride options at this weekend event will be a tour of Irishtown, Biglerville, orchards, and a little taste of the Battlefield at Gettysburg. Scenic meander which begins at the Hampton Inn of Hanover, and winds through quaint towns and green countryside. Brief rest break for bathroom and coffee at Mile 13. Lunch stop at Mile 34 in Biglerville. Ride through a portion of Gettysburg Battlefield, and we can stop at the Visitors Center. At Mile 45, we have an option to detour off the cue sheet for a couple of miles to visit a historic covered bridge. Return to Hanover via Bonneauville. There is a convenience store at Mile 57, if needed. The main route is 71 miles. If riders would like to visit a few more landmarks and monuments in the Battlefield, this will add a few more miles (~75 total). Total elevation gain is 2621 ft - not too much climbing.


    Holicong Park Loop

    Levels Tandem: 12mph, 35-40 miles. Meet at Holicong Park, 5143 York Rd, Doylestown, PA. The tandem ride leaves at 10:00 am.
    Leaders: Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905 and Fred Neibauer, , 215-884-6670 

    Very scenic ride in Bucks County. May take in a little of Hunterdon County across the river. Depending on weather, ride may be bumped to Sunday. No drop ride.


    Super C to the CCT (rev 3)

    Level C+: 12-12.5mph, 49 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    Chester Creek Trail or Cobbs Creek Trail? Both. We will follow the C Spinoff route to Media, then south to the Chester Creek Trail, built on a Civil War era rail line beside the Chester Creek. Several neighborhoods and the Bicyclist’s Baltimore Pike later, we ride the Cobbs Creek Trail, Pine, Spruce, and South Streets back to Schuylkill Banks. H2O stop at mile 19, optional H2O stop at 34 or 38 miles. This ride is designed as a sight seeing tour, and much of the route is flat, but... there are a few lumpy hills. It is a definite step up from the Spinoff. The pace will be moderate with regrouping. Bring the camera.


    Philly Wandrers Germantown Adventure

    Level D: 11.5mph, 18 miles. Meet at Cadence Cycling and Cafe 201 S. 25th St Philadelphia. The ride leaves at 11:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://www.strava.com/routes/22255480.
    Leader: Rob Gusky, , 920-573-5128

    Meet at Cadence Cycling and Cafe located at 201 S 25th St easily accessible from the Schuylkill River Trail. Explore the Germantown neighborhood with lunch stop at Sister Muhammad's Kitchen, famous for their incredible fish hoagie. Check Philly Wandrers Facebook group for latest information https://www.facebook.com/groups/420796055246389/

  • SunOct. 272019
    Annual Fall Foliage Weekend in Hanover/Gettysburg -- Friday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 27

    Level B-: 14-14mph, 15-75+ miles. Meet at Hampton Inn of Hanover, PA, 309 Wilson Ave @ Einsenhower Drive, 17331. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Day 3 of 3: BCP's annual fall foliage bike tour of Hanover and Gettysburg, PA, and surrounding countryside in York and Adams Counties. Ride past peaceful horse farms, across creeks and lakes, and around the quaint town of Gettysburg, as well as through Gettysburg National Park (the Battlefield). Preregistration and payment are required. Event details and the registration page are available at: BCPWeekends.org Wide array of routes with various distances and terrains are available. Organized group rides with leaders. Hotel, meals, and snacks provided, post-ride parties, and live music. Cue sheet packets will include routes and maps. All-inclusive package. SAG drivers have also been arranged to assist our riders. Please feel free to contact the Leader for more information. Everyone is warmly welcome to join us for this weekend of scenic and sociable riding.


    CANCELLED 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 for any age through Fairmount Park and beyond depending on the group assembled. Please bring water, helmet (required by the club), extra tube, and $ for mid-ride snack. Recommend you bring sun screen to be applied mid-ride. Many smiles will be needed.


    CANCELLED Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off

    Level C: 12mph, 35 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. Will ride to Flourtown for lunch. Ride cancelled if raining or 50 percent or more chance of rain at start.

  • TueOct. 292019
    Suzy-Jo Donut Tuesday - Cafe at Riverbend (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

    We will just go straight out and back to The Cafe At Riverbend for Suzy-Jo donuts without going on to Bridgeport, PA seven more miles along the Schuylkill River Trail.


    RIDE YER BIKE TUESDAY

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

    Bring yer bike & sense of adventure. Some days we'll ride familiar favorite routes, other days we'll scope out new routes. Today we'll ride to C'est La Vie French Bakery and Cafe in New Hope (mile 20, yummy). Expect lots of pretty country roads, a relatively tame route to New Hope, with more hills on the return (particularly leaving New Hope, and then there's Valley Rd. - long but not steep) 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). NOTE: IN NOVEMBER THE RIDE WILL BE AD HOC WITH DIFFERENT RIDE START LOCATIONS. WEATHER FORECAST WILL DETERMINE THE DAY OF WEEK AND TIME WE WILL RIDE. ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL WE WILL SHOOT FOR TUESDAY.

  • WedOct. 302019
    RIDE YER BIKE TUESDAY ON WEDNESDAY

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

    Bring yer bike & sense of adventure. Some days we'll ride familiar favorite routes, other days we'll scope out new routes. Today we'll ride to C'est La Vie French Bakery and Cafe in New Hope (mile 20, yummy). Expect lots of pretty country roads, a relatively tame route to New Hope, with more hills on the return (particularly leaving New Hope, and then there's Valley Rd. - long but not steep) 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. We'll try to make a call around 8:15 AM Wednesday if the weather is iffy. NOTE: IN NOVEMBER THE RIDE WILL BE AD HOC WITH DIFFERENT RIDE START LOCATIONS. WEATHER FORECAST WILL DETERMINE THE DAY OF WEEK AND TIME WE WILL RIDE. ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL WE WILL SHOOT FOR TUESDAY.


    CANCELLED Nighttime Phoenixville Dog Park Ride

    Level C+: 13.5-14.5mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30310387.
    Leader: Rick Christie, , 610-787-1985

    Nighttime rides on beautiful low-traffic roads. Rolling to hilly terrain. Lights are required. No one dropped, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace. Temperatures below 20 degrees cancels. Precipitation cancels. Snow and ice on the route cancels.

  • ThuOct. 312019
    CANCELLED Ride Thursdays 43 miles. C+/ B- (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-/C+: 13.5-14mph, 43 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Cassandra hogue, , 484-868-6236

    Halloween Ride, we will go up to Lake Galena, enjoy some quiet lower Bucks roads, and enjoy a least one Halloween spot. Average climbing of about 2200 ft. Rest stop at Del Valley Univ on way back. Rain cancels, check back for weather cancellations or route changes https://ridewithgps.com/trips/40893755

 October, 2019

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