Ride Calendar

Philadelphia Weekend Weather
 

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.

Grouped by Day Listing Calendar | Standard List

 October 2020 

  • ThuOct. 012020
    Thursday Morning Hill Ride

    Level D: 10mph, 30 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

    Williamson Rd has been paved! So this longest version of the Thursday Hill Rides will be done again this morning but we will climb Merion Squre Rd. to get up to Youngs Ford Rd. More hills, more miles at a D pace which can get down to an average 8mph! You can achieve this, just lower your gears! Coffee at Thunder Mug afterwards. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.

  • FriOct. 022020
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. UDHS to WARRINGTON/JAMISON, then, farther into Peaceful BUCKS COUNTY, (depending on the weather). COVID PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT

    Level B-: 14mph, 55 (or 42 shortcut) miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34300602.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    START TIME PUSHED BACK TO 9:45. For 10/2: Pretty meander from Upper Dublin HS in Montgomery County into Bucks County. The weather forecast for today calls for mostly cloudy skies, with a 40% chance of rain in the early AM. Quiet roads to Warrington/Jamison, and take a rest break at Mile 23 at Wawa. If the weather cooperates, we can venture farther into Bucks Co. (15-mi loop around Forest Grove & Rushland), before circling back. On the return, there is a Dunkin' Donuts at Mile 44 on the long route (55 miles) If the weather is not bike-friendly, we can cut off the extra Bucks loop, and turn around at the Wawa in Jamison. That would be a 42-miler. HERE IS THE LINK to the 42-mile short loop: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34299799 GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. Pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties.. 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. As long as we are enjoying outdoor exercise, and Mother Nature, in the company of friends, we'll have a memorable outing. COVID PRECAUTIONS: please bring mask and hand sanitizer. Please practice safe social distancing - 20 ft apart while cycling, at least 6 ft apart when stopped.


    Paper Trail Bike Coffee Shop - Rittenhouse Town, Wisahicon Park

    Level D: 10mph, 16 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

    Very simple, easy ride up to the Walnut Lane Bridge and down to Rittenhouse Town, in tne Wissahicon Park for coffee at the Papper Trail Bike Coffee Shop. The Wisconsin trail is open along Lincoln Dr for the return route. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, the ride cancels.

  • SatOct. 032020
    Hills out West - Group Limit 10 - Devon -Valley Forge

    Level B: 14.5-15.5mph, 62 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:55 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+" with more hills (4000 ft). We will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to ride group pace. Food/Coffee break at Devon Whole Foods. Bring a spare tube. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Optional after-ride drinks at Cosmic Cafe, Boat House Row.


    Philly Wandrers: Trails to Corinne’s Place

    Level C-: 12mph, 55 miles. Meet at Cadence Cycling and Cafe 201 S. 25th St Philadelphia. The ride leaves at 8:55 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://www.strava.com/routes/2745295363936636756.
    Leader: Rob Gusky, , 920-573-5128

    This destination ride will feature a variety of beautiful landscapes including Forbidden Drive, Hillside Cemetery (Abingdon), Pennypack Trail, crossing of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge, Palmyra Cove Nature Park and Heritage Park Boardwalk in Pennsauken, NJ. Stop's include Abingdon Wawa at mile 19 and Corinne's Place in Camden at mile 48. Corinne’s Place will have live music and there will be a $10 cover charge for the band. NOTE: Ensure your bike has appropriate tires for the 8 miles of gravel trails we'll be traversing. BCP COVID-19 Rider Guidelines will be in effect https://phillybikeclub.org/bcp_covid_19_rider_guidelines.pdf


    CANCELLED Toss of the Dice

    Level B-/C+: 14mph, 45-80 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am.
    Leader: Joseph M. Pless, , 610-937-9010

    The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Ride Level: Various rides ranging 45-80 miles. 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, tire irons and multi-tool. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Preregistration required. If you want a cue PDF, please send me your email address.


    Saturday Spring Mill C Ardmore Trader Joe's

    Level C: 12mph, 28 miles. Meet at Spring Mill SEPTA lot beside Riverbend Cycles. The ride leaves at 9:00 am.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    PLEASE remember your mask for TJ's. Start and finish on the trail with a bit of hill climbing in the middle (part of it on the Cynwyd Trail). We will see a bit of Gladwyne and Villanova after the rest stop. As always, we will regroup at hill tops and traffic signals. No rider will be dropped.


    Malvern, PA

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

    Hilly out, which is challenging but flat home! A coffee stop at the Ardmore Suburban Square, then out Darby Paoli road which becomes Church Rd toward Malvern. Down into Chester Valley with lunch at Wegmans. The Chester Valley Trail and Schuylkill River Trail is the route home. This is an all day ride. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start the, ride cancels.


    Cosmic Cafe to Chestnut Hill and Return

    Level C- through D: 10mph, 27 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: Ilene Hass, , 610-952-7943

    Level D: 10mph, 27 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Let's visit Cedars House Cafe in Chestnut Hill along the Wissahickon.Then, Andorra Rd, Barren Hill Rd and River Road return. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels. Cue sheets will not be available. Leader: Ilene Hass, , 610-952-7943

  • SunOct. 042020
    ROUND VALLEY RESERVOIR Annual Scenic Trek - COVID PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT

    Level B-: 14mph, 61 miles. Meet at D & R Canal parking lot behind Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead 1605 Daniel Bray Highway/River Rd (Rte. 29). The ride leaves at 8:45 am. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28787830.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Annual meander from Lambertville to the Round Valley Reservoir, via picturesque, low-traffic roads, as the fall foliage begins to show off. Rest stop at the Shell convenience store at Mile 14. Photo Op at the reservoir at Mile 29. Lunch in Whitehouse Station at Jerry's Brooklyn Grill* at Mile 34. *Outdoor seating is available at the lunch stop, for social distancing. On the return, there's a Wawa in Neshamic Station at Mile 43, and the Carousel Deli in Ringoes is at Mile 54. Along the way, enjoy plenty of green vistas and peaceful meadows. Rolling terrain with some moderate climbs before the lunch stop. Second half of the ride is on more gentle terrain. Total climbing is 2956 ft. COVID PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT: Please bring a mask and hand sanitizer. Please practice safe social distancing (20 ft apart when cycling, 6 ft apart when stopped).


    Sunday Spring Mill C+ (Turkeys and Corn Fields)

    Level C+: 12mph, 58 miles. Meet at Spring Mill SEPTA lot beside Riverbend Cycles. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    PLEASE remember your mask for the (2) full service rest stops - food, drink, indoor potties. No potty at the start :( This loop is an extension of the SSC+ from a few weeks ago. On the preview ride 2 days ago, I saw 5 wild turkeys in one of the corn fields. This ride is a big "C", with a moderate pace and regrouping at hill tops and traffic signals. Bring the camera, you may get to "shoot" a turkey.


    Sunny Sunday Afternoon D Ride

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

    The Sunny Sunday Afternoon D Ride is designed for novice cyclist, those new to group riding or those new to Philadelphia. There will be brief instructions on bicycle safety, rules of the road, and a description of the ride destination. All you need is a bicycle helmet, a working bicycle and a face covering and adheard to the club's COVID-19 ride guidelines. We will ride in Fairmont Park and environs for 15 to 25 easy miles stopping for refreshment along the route. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    C Spin-Off to Devon Whole Foods

    Level C: 12mph, 40 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm.
    Leader: Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487

    We will ride to Devon Whole Foods via the Radnor Trail for a quick food and water stop, returning via Upper Gulph Road. Some climbing but a friendly C ride which cheerfully waits to regroup. Covid rules in effect. Must wear mask for meet-up and entering Whole Foods but optional while riding. Not required but please register. No ride if rain at start or 50 pct or more in NOAA forecast during ride.

  • MonOct. 052020
    City Coffee Shop Mondays - Plymouth Meeting

    Level D: 10mph, 30 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

    Barns & Noble, Plymouth Meeting Shopping Center is not exactly in the city but they now allow indoor seating, hopefully outdoor seating of some kind which they didn't last visit there. We will give them another try. Out the Schuylkill River Trail then up the Mid County Trail. Return via modified Butler Pike and Ceadar Grove Rd. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start the ride cancels.

  • TueOct. 062020
    Delancey Street Bagels

    Level D: 10mph, 17 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

    Simple bike ride out to the Main Line, Wynnewood. Coffee stop at Delancey Street Bagels. Who how we will.go out and return. Come along and find out. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start the ride cancels.

  • WedOct. 072020
    Empire Diner, Brooklawn, NJ

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

    Let's cycle over to New Jersey for a late breakfast or early lunch. We ride through Camden and Gloucester City to Brooklawn to the Empire Diner. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start the ride cancels.

  • ThuOct. 082020
    Thursday Morning Hill Ride

    Level D: 10mph, 24 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

    We have been cycling the Thursday Morning Hill Ride for the entire Summer. This pass September, we have upped our game by doing the longer version all the way out to Youngs Ford Rd and down Wayerly Rd to River Rd and Flat Rock Park. I calculate there are five versions of the Thursday Morning Hill Ride - Rt 23 - Mill Creek, Hallow Rd, Hagesford Rd - backwards route - Youngs Ford Rd - Merion Squre Rd! Each of these versions gets a little more challenging. So this week we will start a new, running through each version over the next five Thursdays. Start today with Rt 23 and commit yourself to doing all five versions. Challenging hills in Penn Valley at a D pace! If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start the ride cancels.

  • FriOct. 092020
    Friday Frolic w/LMc. Doylestown Central Park to Lake Nockamixon - another 5-Star Route by Charlie B.! SHORT-CUT OPTION. COVID PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT

    Level B-/C+: 13.5-14mph, 54 (45 short-cut) miles. Meet at Central Park in Doylestown - Wells Rd between Turk and Lower State/Court St.. The ride leaves at 9:29 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34289374.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Picturesque route by Charlie B., from Central Park in Doylestown, to Pine Run Reservoir, Peace Valley Park in Lake Galena, and around Lake Nockamixon. Quiety roads and green vistas along the way. On the outbound, convenience store rest break at Mile 15. After Lake Nockamixon, lunch stop at Kimberton Whole Foods/Seraphina's Cafe at Mile 30. (There's also a Turkey Hill nearby.) On the return, we'll cross the Tohickon Creek. If another rest stop is needed, when we get to Plumsteadville at Mile 43-44, we can stop at either Chubby's Ice Cream and/or Wawa. SHORT-CUT OPTION: This 45-mi route overlaps the longer version until the rest stop at Lake Nockamixon. Then it heads over to Ottsville for a food stop at Brig O'Doon. Just before Ottsville, it rejoins the 54 mile route. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34357638 44.5 mi +2499 ft On-line preregistration is strongly encouraged for COVID mitigation........you won't need to handle the pen & paper, your electronic signature will suffice for the waiver, and you'll save writing time at the ride start. If you prefer to manually sign in at the ride start, please use hand sanitizer before and after. COVID PRECAUTIONS: We are STILL in the thick of COVID mitigation. Please adhere vigilantly to the COVID Mitigation Measures posted on the club's website. Please bring mask and hand sanitizer. Please practice safe social distancing - 20 ft apart while cycling, and at least 6 ft apart when stopped. If you feel ill or experience symptoms, please refrain from joining the group, out of respect for others. Thank you, and stay healthy! GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic bike adventures on most Fridays, throughout the year. Explore pretty, peaceful roads throughout the Greater Phila./5-County region. Starting points will vary. 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.


    Cosmic Cafe to Fort Washington State Park

    Level C- through D: 11-12mph, 35 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 9:30 am. The on-line route map is Cosmic Cafe to Fort Washington State Park.
    Leader: Chuck Herbert, , 215-430-3222

    Join us for a pleasant ride from the City out to Fort Washington State Park's Hawk Watch via Chestnut Hill and a paved part of the Wissahickon Green Ribbon Trail in Montgomery County. The Hawk Watch is at mile 18.8. We will pass Erdenheim Farm and stop for a break at the Giant Supermarket in Flourtown (with a Starbucks and a large outdoor seating area) at mile 17. Hills include Midvale, Andorra Road, and a short steep hill in Fort Washington State Park. We will adjust the published route slightly based on pre-ride scouting to avoid milling and re-paving in Chestnut Hill. Return via Andorra Rd, part of River Road, and the SRT. BCP COVID 19 protocols are in effect. Helmets are required.


    Paper Trail Bike Coffee Shop - Rittenhouse Town, Wisahicon Park

    Level D: 10mph, 16 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

    Very simple, easy ride up to the Walnut Lane Bridge and down to Rittenhouse Town, in the Wissahicon Park for coffee at the Papper Trail Bike Coffee Shop. The Wisconsin trail is open along Lincoln Dr for the return route. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, the ride cancels.

  • SatOct. 102020
    Cycle to Vote - John Lewis Voter Registration Rides & Rememberance Day

    Level D: 10mph, 17 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:45 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    Cycle to Vote is a local movement to engage persons in the Philadelphia neighborhoods to register to vote and to request mail in ballots by cycling in these neighborhoods wearing t-shirts with that square bar code on the back or giving out pins with the same bar code info. I will lead a ride along the Northeast Amtrak Corridor, over W Sedgle Ave. But first we cycle from our meeting place to the Woodford Manson in the Strawberry Manson area of East Fairmont Park to be joined by other cyclists. Gathering information pins and a few t-shirts. At 9 am we will start the varoius neighborhood info rides. Returning back to the Woodford staging area for a John Lewis Rememberance Day Memmoral celebration. Go to cycletovote.com for more information.


    CANCELLED Cycle to Vote!

    Level C: 12mph, 15 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:45 am.
    Leader: Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487

    Cycle to Vote is a local movement to engage folks in the Philadelphia neighborhoods to register to vote and to request mail in ballots. The C rider group will ride to a neighborhood in North Philadelphia in order to provide QR codes and written literature about registering to vote and obtaining and submitting mail-in ballots. First we cycle from the Azalea Garden to a rally point at the Woodford Manson in East Fairmont Park to be joined by other cyclists. After we have educated and encouraged voters in a designated neighborhood we will return to for a John Lewis Remembrance Day memorial celebration. Please register for the ride the usual way but also please go to cycletovote.com for more information and to register there as well. Face coverings will be needed for when we are nor riding. No ride if rain at the start or NOAA forecast of 50 percent or more chance of rain.


    Hills out West - Glen Mills

    Level B: 14.5-15.5mph, 50 - 70 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:55 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Aphrodite.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

    Consider this the next step up from the Toss of the DIce "C+" with more hills (5,000 ft). We will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to ride group pace. Lunch stop at Dunkin in Glen Mills. Bring a spare tube. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Optional after ride drinks at Cosmic Cafe.


    Toss of the Dice - Whole Foods Spring House 50 miles

    Level B-/C+: 14mph, 45-80 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

    The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Ride Level: Various rides ranging 45-80 miles. 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, tire irons and multi-tool. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Preregistration required. If you want a cue PDF, please send me your email address.


    Philly Wandrers - DE Trails

    Level D: 11.5mph, 47 miles. Meet at 30th Street Station. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. The on-line route map is https://www.strava.com/routes/2749433396814531046.
    Leader: Rob Gusky, , 920-573-5128

    This multi-modal adventure delivers a trio of Delaware trails including Lums Pond Little Jersey Trail, C&D Canal Trail and the Jack Markell Trail. Stops include Williamsburg Wawa (mile 17) and Saap Lao Thai Cuisine (mile 36). Gather at 30th St Station near Gate 10 in the main section. We'll head up to the Septa gates by 9:15. Septa Regional Rail - Train 211 departing 9:39 am from 30th St to Wilmington and returning on Train 228 departing 5:16 pm from Wilmington to 30th St. BCP COVID-19 guidelines will be in effect. **NOTE: Bring bike with tires suitable for the Lum's Pond trail which is a mix of dirt/grass/gravel**


    Spring Mill Saturday C - Power Line West

    Level C: 11.5-12mph, 31 miles. Meet at Spring Mill SEPTA lot beside Riverbend Cycles. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    PLEASE remember your mask! Moderate paced ride with regrouping at hill tops and traffic signals. Up to the Power Line Trail through Ambler to a rest stop at Whole Foods. Return on Grasshopper Lane through scenic neighborhoods, then down through Whitemarsh to the SRT. No potty at the start :( Make a pit stop before you arrive.


    POSTPONED until next Saturday, 10/17 - Hopewell Furnace Classic - COVID PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT

    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 until next Sat., 10/17. One of BCP's long-time members has sadly passed away, and her funeral is today, 10/10. The Hopewell Furnace ride will be deferred til next week.] 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.

  • SunOct. 112020
    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 through Fairmount Park and beyond for young, old, novice riders, and middle aged bike riders. Please bring Helmet and mask (required for safety and Covid mitigation). Please bring extra tube and tools to change a tire in case of a flat. Be prepared by bringing water and properly dressed for the weather. We will stop mid-ride for a rest-snack stop (bring $). Smiles, funny stories, and interesting travel logs are always welcomed. There might be a hill or two to help with biking conditioning. We will regroup as needed to allow for catching one's breath.


    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.
    Leader: Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487

    We will ride to the Wawa in Ardmore today for a brief rest stop. Some climbing. Friendly C ride which cheerfully waits to regroup. Covid rules in effect. Masks required for meet-up and Wawa but optional while riding. No ride if rain at start or NOAA forecast of 50 pct or more chance of rain during ride. Pre-registration encouraged but not required.

  • MonOct. 122020
    Wayne, PA - Great American Pub or some place else

    Level D: 10mph, 45 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

    We will cycle to Wayne, PA up Matsonford Rd out of Conshohocken and return via the Radnor Trail and Conestoga Rd. Lunch at the Great American Pub if they have outdoor dinning or someplace else. This will be a challenging ride and we will not be back until after 3pm. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    CANCELLED Test -- this is a system test

    Level B: 15mph Meet at 30th Street Station. The ride leaves at 1:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Chuck Herbert, , 215-430-3222

    This is a test of the BCP ride registration system.

  • TueOct. 132020
    Narberth, PA - Le Petit Mitron

    Level D: 10mph, 16 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

    Coffee and French pastries at Le Petit Mitron in Narberth, PA. We will take an Overbrook route to there and the regular return route. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.

  • WedOct. 142020
    Daryl's Pastries, Glenside, PA

    Level D: 10mph, 36 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

    We will take Cresheim Valley Dr up to the northern regions of the city to get to Glenside, Daryl's Pastries Inc. Returning by following the old Reading Rail Road line back into the city. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.

  • ThuOct. 152020
    Thursday Morning Hill Ride - Mill Creek Rd, Hollow Rd, Hagesford Rd

    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

    We have been cycling the Thursday Morning Hill Ride for the entire Summer. This pass September, we have upped our game by doing the longer version all the way out to Youngs Ford Rd and down Wayerly Rd to River Rd and Flat Rock Park. I calculate there are five versions of the Thursday Morning Hill Ride - Rt 23 - Mill Creek, Hallow Rd, Hagesford Rd - backwards route - Youngs Ford Rd - Merion Squre Rd! Each of these versions gets a little more challenging. So last week we started a new, running through each version over five Thursdays. Today we will do the second version, Mill Creek Rd, Hollow Rd, Hagesford Rd. Commit yourself to doing all five versions. Challenging hills in Penn Valley at a D pace! If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start the ride cancels.

  • FriOct. 162020
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. UDHS to Harleysville & Beyond to Souderton

    Level B-/C+: 13.5-14mph, 55 (or 43 shortcut) 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 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34421504.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Pretty and meandering route from Upper Dublin HS into Montgomery County. If the weather cooperates, the full route (55 miles) includes an outer loop from Harleysville to Souderton. Outbound via Ambler, Blue Bell, and West Point. Bathroom/portapotty stops available at Fischer's Park (Mile 16) or Heckler Park (Mile 19). Food stop at Hennings Market in Harleysville at Mile 20. 12-mile Outer loop around Franconia and Souderton will come back to Harleysville at Mile 33. Heading back to UDHS, there is a WAWA AT Mile 38 in Skippack. SHORT-CUT OPTION (43-miles): if the weather is not bike-friendly, we can delete the outer loop, and turn around at Harleysville. Rolling terrain with a few brisk climbs, but nothing too steep. Total elevation for the 55-mile route is 2977 ft. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Enjoy scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. Explore pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties -- Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, etc. 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. COVID PRECAUTIONS: We are still in COVID mitigation. Please adhere vigilantly to the COVID Mitigation Measures posted on the club's website. Please bring mask and hand sanitizer. Please practice safe social distancing - 20 ft apart while cycling, and at least 6 ft apart when stopped. Group size is limited to 10 riders. If we have more than 10 riders at the ride start, we will separate into two groups, for safe social distancing. If you feel ill or experience symptoms, please refrain from joining the group, out of respect for others. Thank you, and stay healthy!


    Paper Trail Bike Coffee Shop - Rittenhouse Town, Wisahicon Park

    Level D: 10mph, 16 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

    We will cycle up to the Papper Trail Bike Coffee Shop in Rittenhouse Town. We will return via Germantown. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.

  • SatOct. 172020
    Toss of the Dice - Paoli - 55 Miles

    Level B-/C+: 14mph, 45-80 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. The on-line route map is Paoli .
    Leader: Joseph M. Pless, , 610-937-9010

    The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Ride Level: Various rides ranging 45-80 miles. 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, tire irons and multi-tool. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Preregistration required. If you want a cue PDF, please send me your email address.


    Tyler State Park, Bucks County

    Level D: 10mph, 49 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

    Tyler State Park is up by New Town in Bucks County. We will cycle a northern, suburban route up, once around the park and take an more urban route back. Please bring a lunch, there are no concessions in or around the park! If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    Spring Mill Saturday C - West Point

    Level C: 11.5-12mph, 32 miles. Meet at Spring Mill SEPTA lot beside Riverbend Cycles. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    Moderately paced C ride with regrouping at hill tops and traffic signals. PLEASE remember your mask for the WAWA stop! On the return trip, we will be at one of the highest points in Montgomery County. On a clear day, you can see the towers of Philly without a telescope. Straight line distance: 18 miles. No potty at the start :( Make a pit stop before you arrive.


    Philly Wandrers - Destination Samarkand!

    Level C-: 12mph, 50 miles. Meet at 30th Street Station. The ride leaves at 9:10 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34395252.
    Leader: Rob Gusky, , 920-573-5128

    This multi-modal adventure will begin with Septa Regional Rail to Doylestown (Train 530 at 9:41) - Meet at Gate 10 in main lobby and we'll head up to Septa tracks by 9:15. We'll bike through paved trails in Tyler State Park, then head to a destination lunch at Samarkand, an Uzbeki restaurant in Feasterville where we'll dine al fresco. The next leg will include an ice cream stop to refuel for a ride through the Wissahickon's Forbidden Drive gravel trail to enjoy fall colors with return to Center City via MLK Drive. **Note - Riders must be able to maintain average posted pace. BCP COVID-19 guidelines will be in effect**


    RESCHEDULED from last Saturday - Hopewell Furnace Classic with UPDATED ROUTE - COVID PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT

    Level B-: 14mph, 63 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 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34361926.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    RESCHEDULED from 10/10 - 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 , but this route has been adjusted, so that the beginning and ending climbs over the ridge are more gentle, less steep. 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 3847 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.

  • SunOct. 182020
    ENCORE - ROUND VALLEY RESERVOIR Annual Scenic Trek, Updated Route- COVID PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-: 14mph, 62 miles. Meet at D & R Canal parking lot behind Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead 1605 Daniel Bray Highway/River Rd (Rte. 29). The ride leaves at 9:00 am. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34336912.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Encore of our Annual meander from Lambertville to the Round Valley Reservoir, via picturesque, low-traffic roads, as the fall foliage begins to show off. Rest stop at the Shell convenience store at Mile 14. Photo Op at the reservoir at Mile 29. Lunch in Whitehouse Station at Jerry's Brooklyn Grill* at Mile 34. *Outdoor seating is available at the lunch stop, for social distancing. On the return, there's a Wawa in Neshamic Station at Mile 43, and the Carousel Deli in Ringoes is at Mile 54. Along the way, enjoy plenty of green vistas and peaceful meadows. Rolling terrain with some moderate climbs before the lunch stop. Second half of the ride is on more gentle terrain. Total climbing is 3016 ft. UPDATED ROUTE: After visiting the Reservoir, we have a short detour through the town of Lebanon on the way to our lunch stop. COVID PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT: Please bring a mask and hand sanitizer. Please practice safe social distancing (20 ft apart when cycling, 6 ft apart when stopped).


    Sunny Sunday D Ride

    Level D: 9-11mph, 12- 24 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Ilene Hass, , 610-952-7943

    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. OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride through Fairmount Park and beyond for young, old, novice riders, and middle aged bike riders. Please bring Helmet and mask (required for safety and Covid mitigation). Please bring extra tube and tools to change a tire in case of a flat. Be prepared by bringing water and properly dressed for the weather. We will stop mid-ride for a rest-snack stop (bring $). Smiles, funny stories, and interesting travel logs are always welcomed. There might be a hill or two to help with biking conditioning. We will regroup as needed to allow for catching one's breath. Preregistration is required, please preregister by Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 12:05 pm. Leader: Ilene Hass, , 610-952-7943


    Sunny Sunday C Spinoff - Lucretia Mott Way

    Level C: 12mph, 32 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: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup. PLEASE remember your mask for the WAWA stop. Most of the day we will be riding in Philadelphia, with a short excursion to Lucretia Mott Way, named for the Quaker activist who advocated for abolition and women's right to vote. The community of La Mott was also named for her. She spent her final years in a farm house just west of Old York Rd and just north of Cheltenham Avenue.

  • MonOct. 192020
    Nitty Gritty City Ride - W Glenwood Ave

    Level D: 10mph, 17 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

    Cycling along the Amtrak Northeast Corridor using W Glenwood Ave to Port Richmond with a outdoor coffee stop at Belgrade and E Lehigh, Little Susie's Coffee and Pie. Come and explore the City's nitty gritty under belly. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.

  • TueOct. 202020
    Narberth - GET

    Level D: 10mph, 17 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

    Narberth is the town. GET is the coffee shop destination, that's Great Expectations Together! If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.

  • WedOct. 212020
    Wayne, PA - Great American Pub or Someplace Else

    Level D: 10mph, 45 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

    We will cycle to Wayne, PA up Matsonford Rd out of Conshohocken and return via the Radnor Trail and Conestoga Rd. Lunch at the Great American Pub if they have outdoor dinning or someplace else. This will be a challenging ride and we will not be back until after 3pm. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.

  • ThuOct. 222020
    Thursday Morning Hill - Backwards Route

    Level D: 10mph, 27 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

    We have been cycling the Thursday Morning Hill Ride for the entire Summer. This pass September, we have upped our game by doing the longer version all the way out to Youngs Ford Rd and down Wayerly Rd to River Rd and Flat Rock Park. I calculate there are five versions of the Thursday Morning Hill Ride - Rt 23 - Mill Creek, Hallow Rd, Hagesford Rd - backwards route - Youngs Ford Rd - Merion Squre Rd! Each of these versions gets a little more challenging. So last week we did the secondversion, running through each version over five Thursdays. Today we will do the third version which is backwards, down Hagesford and Hollow Rd, and up out of the Schuylkill River Valley over the entire Mill Creek Rd with coffee in Ardmore. Commit yourself to doing all five versions. Challenging hills in Penn Valley at a D pace! If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start the ride cancels.

  • FriOct. 232020
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. UDHS to Harleysville & Beyond to Souderton

    Level B-/C+: 13.5-14mph, 55 (or 43 shortcut) 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 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34421504.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Pretty and meandering route from Upper Dublin HS into Montgomery County. If the weather cooperates, the full route (55 miles) includes an outer loop from Harleysville to Souderton. Outbound via Ambler, Blue Bell, and West Point. Bathroom/portapotty stops available at Fischer's Park (Mile 16) or Heckler Park (Mile 19). Food stop at Hennings Market in Harleysville at Mile 20. 12-mile Outer loop around Franconia and Souderton will come back to Harleysville at Mile 33. Heading back to UDHS, there is a WAWA AT Mile 38 in Skippack. SHORT-CUT OPTION (43-miles): if the weather is not bike-friendly, we can delete the outer loop, and turn around at Harleysville. Rolling terrain with a few brisk climbs, but nothing too steep. Total elevation for the 55-mile route is 2977 ft. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Enjoy scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. Explore pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties -- Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, etc. 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. COVID PRECAUTIONS: Please adhere vigilantly to the COVID Mitigation Measures posted on the club's website. Please bring mask and hand sanitizer, and practice safe social distancing - 20 ft apart while cycling, and at least 6 ft apart when stopped. Group size is limited to 10 riders. If we have more than 10 riders at the ride start, we will separate into two groups, for safe social distancing. If you feel ill or experience symptoms, please refrain from joining the group ride. Thank you, and stay healthy!


    Paper Trail Bike Coffee Shop - Rittenhouse Town, Wisahicon Park

    Level D: 10mph, 16 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

    We will cycle up to the Papper Trail Bike Coffee Shop in Rittenhouse Town. We will return via Germantown. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.

  • SatOct. 242020
    Toss of the Dice - 4 Circles - Marple Newtown

    Level B-/C+: 14mph, 45-80 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. The on-line route map is 4 Circles Ride.
    Leader: Joseph M. Pless, , 610-937-9010

    The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Ride Level: Various rides ranging 45-80 miles. 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, tire irons and multi-tool. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Preregistration required. If you want a cue PDF, please send me your email address.


    Fall Foliage & History around Hanover-Gettysburg COVID PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT

    Level B-: 14mph, 78 miles. Meet at Hampton Inn of Hanover, PA 309 Wilson Ave, Hanover, PA 17881. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34070169.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Very pretty and scenic meander, on mainly quiet roads, through York and Adams Counties. From Hanover, cycle through Irishtown, New Oxford, Biglersville and the fruit & orchard region, historic Sachs Covered Bridge, and part of Gettysburg Battlefield. Cross a few creeks and cycle through peaceful countryside and quaint towns. Rest stops include the coffee shop in New Oxford at Mile 13, lunch in Biglersville at Mile 33, photo stop at Sachs Covered Bridge at Mile 46, Gettysburg Battlefield Visitors Center at Mile 52, and a convenience store at Mile 64. COVID PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT: Please bring a mask and hand sanitizer. We will practice safe social distancing - 20 ft apart while cycling, 6 ft apart when stopped. At all of our rest stops, we can sit outside for COVID mitigation. START/FINISH in Hanover: Please allow at least 2 hours driving time to/from Philadelphia. Please contact the Leader with any questions, re. location. Since we will be cycling through part of Gettysburg Battlefield and stopping at some of the monuments, please plan on a full day for this ride (8+ hours).


    Philly Wandrers - Magical History Tour - The Lazaretto (Level C)

    Level C: 11.5-12mph, 49 miles. Meet at Cadence Cycling and Cafe 201 S. 25th St Philadelphia. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34413300.
    Leader: Rob Gusky, , 920-573-5128

    This adventure will take you back to the founding of the Lazaretto in 1799, six years after the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 killed 10% of Philadelphia's population. Learn the significance of this historic site in TInicum Township from Professor David S. Barnes. Along the way we'll ride through the fall colors of Ridley Creek State Park and appreciate the beauty of the Chester Creek Trail. Refueling stops include Wawa at 15 miles and OB's Jamaican at 30 miles. BCP COVID-19 guidelines will be in effect


    Saturday Spring Mill C - Trooper 9:30 AM start

    Level C: 11.5-12mph, 28 miles. Meet at Spring Mill SEPTA lot beside Riverbend Cycles. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    Later start time for a fall ride. PLEASE remember your mask! No potty at the start :( First half has the hills, then back to the SRT for the return trip. ACME stop at mile 17. Moderate pace with regrouping at hill tops and traffic signals. If you see the GREEN "pencil" icon to the left of the listing, the ride is still open :)


    Philly Wandrers--Delaware Countians' version--Magical History Tour

    Level D: 9-12mph, 40 miles. Meet at Septa Regional Rail Station in Media, PA. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is Lazaretto from Media.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

    This tour will start at the Septa Media Regional Rail Station will go to the Lazaretto in Tinicum Township (see the description of the ride from Rob Gusky's listed ride, which is listed to start earlier today) This ride will follow the Chester Creek Trail for some of the trip (which will include photo op of some great fall scenes. We will stop at the Upland Diner for lunch with a Covid 19 protected area. Proceeding then to the Lazaretto for a lecture about the history of the building. After we leave the Lazaretto we will go back through the Cobbs Creek Parkway and follow the "Baltimore Pike" Bike Trail. We will be near the Lansdowne Train Station at about mile 30. There will be an option to take the Regional Rail back to Media.

  • SunOct. 252020
    Hanover to Loganvlle LITE, COVID Precautions in Effect

    Level B-: 14mph, 45 miles. Meet at Hampton inn of Hanover, PA. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/3503456.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Pretty and scenic route around York County, leaving from the Hampton Inn in Hanover, PA, where we would usually have our annual Fall Foliage Weekend. On the way to Brown's Orchards and Farm Market in Loganville, we'll cross Lake Marburg in Codorus State Park. The blazing fall foliage will be reflected in the water. Pass through quaint towns, like Jefferson and Seven Valleys. On the return, we'll cross Lake William and Codorus Creek, and admire more quaint towns. The rest stops (Brown's Orchards, Rutter's convenience store) in Loganville are at the half-way mark. Rolling terrain with a few brisk climbs, but we can stop at the tops to admire spectacular panoramic views of the fall colors, peaceful landscapes and farms, etc. There is slightly less climbing on the return half. Total elevation gain is 2782 ft. COVID PRECAUTIONS in Effect: Please review the Ride Guidelines for COVID Mitigation: https://phillybikeclub.org/bcp_covid_19_rider_guidelines.pdf Please bring mask and hand sanitizer, and maintain safe social distancing (20 ft apart while cycling, 6 ft apart when stopped). On-line pre-registration is strongly encouraged for COVID mitigation - your electronic signature will suffice for the waiver, and you avoid needing to handle the pen & paper.


    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

    This will be an OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) ride through Fairmount Park and beyond. There will be an opportunity to learn new a new biking skill as well as explore some of the suburban areas looking for a fall foliage photo-op. Please bring helmet and mask (required by the club. Please bring water, dress properly for weather conditions, extra tube, and $ for mid ride snack stop.


    Sunny Sunday C Spinoff - Sharon Hill and Ridley Park

    Level C: 11.5-12mph, 32 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    PLEASE remember your mask! A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup. The first half is a neighborhood tour through University City to Kingsessing, then down to Sharon Hill and Ridley Park. WAWA stop at mile 15, then back on the Bicyclist's Baltimore Pike, an 8 mile signed route to Cobbs Creek Parkway.

  • MonOct. 262020
    NAVY YARD - Find M.I.M.O.S.A.

    Level D: 10mph, 18 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: Ilene Hass, , 610-952-7943

    The MIMOSA exhibit is the newest public art exhibit at the Navy Yard, and is up until Nov 2. We'll ride there and try to locate all six of the installations. Learn more at: https://navyyard.org/mimosa Coffee at the Marriott on the Navy Yard grounds. Ride cancelled if KYW news radio is reporting rain 1 hour before start time.

  • TueOct. 272020
    NARBERTH - GET

    Level D: 10mph, 17 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: Ilene Hass, , 610-952-7943

    Level D: 10mph, 17 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Narberth is the town. GET is the coffee shop destination, that's Great Expectations Together! If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels. Cue sheets will not be available. Leader: Ilene Hass, , 610-952-7943

  • ThuOct. 292020
    CANCELLED Tim's Thursday Morning Hill 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: Jeff Berger, , 302-562-0935

    Tim is playing hooky. But the ride goes on. We will do the Route 23 version of Tim's Hill Ride in his absence, exactly as he has done it in the past. Coffee stop at the Thunder Mug Cafe near the end of the ride, as is traditional. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to the start the ride cancels.

  • FriOct. 302020
    Friday Frolic w/LMc. UDHS to 'Feine Cafe in Skippack, Plan B Shorter Route if the weather is not bike-friendly COVID PRECAUTIONS in Effect (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-/C+: 13.5-14mph, 45 (shortcut if wet) miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31836466.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    FOR 10/30: Pretty route from Upper Dublin HS to 'Feine Cafe in Skippack. Outbound via Gwynedd and Centre Square, return via Evansburg State Park and BlueBell. Food stop at 'Feine is at Mile 27. Rolling terrain with a couple of brisk climbs, but no severe hill-climbing. Total elevation 2482 ft. PLAN B SHORT-CUT: If weather is not bike-friendly, we can turn off the cue sheet at Mile 18 at Landis Rd, to go th Merrymead Farm for a quick break, then, turn around at Merrymead, for a shorter route. COVID PRECAUTIONS in Effect: Please review the club's Ride Guidelines for COVID Mitigation, posted on the homepage of website. Masks, hand sanitizer, social distancing (20 ft apart while cycling, >6 ft when stopped). 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.


    CANCELLED Havertown, PA

    Level D: 10mph, 20-25 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: Ginnie Zipf, , 610-529-3214

    We will go out through the Main Line with a few hills, but will regroup . Outdoor dining at Kettle Cafe or the Pizza shop for a bite to eat then back to the Cosmic Cafe. Please remember to bring your mask. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.

  • SatOct. 312020
    Winter Bee - 4 Circles Tour

    Level B: 14.5-15.5mph, 46 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:55 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is 4 Circles.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

    Winter B ride with longer rides when warmer, shorter rides when colder. Total elevation 2,800 ft. The average speed (measured at end of ride) is likely to be 14.5 - 15.5 mph. We will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to ride the group pace. There will be a midway coffee/food stop at Newton Square. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Check daily listing for GPS route information. Ride may be cancelled up to an hour before ride time - always check listing on day of ride.


    Valley Forge - The Old Way

    Level D: 10mph, 54 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

    Let's cycle out to Valley Forge Park the old way, before there was a Schuylkill River Trail. That's over Umbria St, River Road, crossing the river at Conshohocken to River Rd on that side. A coffee stop in Bridgeport before climbing the hill to Rt 23 and through the King of Prussia neighborhood. Entering the Park above the visitor center for the park. Once around the Valley Forge Park trail clock wise with a packed lunch at the Carrollon, General Washington Chaple. Return via the SRT. Return atfer 3pm, all day ride! If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    Spring Mill Saturday C Upper Merion Trail 9:30 AM Start

    Level C: 11.5-12mph, 29 miles. Meet at Spring Mill SEPTA lot beside Riverbend Cycles. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    2 miles of the Upper Merion Trail (officially called the Schuylkill Trail West). We will see a small part of the future Chester Valley Trail extension to Norristown, and part of the finished CVT after riding through Valley Forge National Park. PLEASE remember your mask! Food stop at Wegman's in King of Prussia. Moderate pace with regrouping at hill tops and traffic signals. No potty at the start :( Make a pit stop before you arrive.


    Best of Lancaster County Fall Foliage - COVID PRECAUTIONS in Effect (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-: 14mph, 59 miles. Meet at Salisbury Township Park in Gap, 750 White Horse Rd., Gap, PA 17527. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34511579.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Another 5-Star, scenic route by Charlie B. in Lancaster County, to enjoy as much fall foliage as we can! Route includes a covered bridge, an organic farm with camels, and plenty of picturesques roads, including Creek Rd along the Octoraro Creek. Rolling terrain with a few brisk climbs in the first half, but the second half is more gentle. Food options include Sunrise Grocery (Amish store) at Mile 16, Sadie's Bake Shop at Mile 22, in the "middle of nowhere", a Sheetz convenience store at Mile 39, and the Lapp Valley Farm & Creamery for ice cream at Mile 51. Total elevation gain is 3119 ft. COVID PRECAUTIONS in Effect: Please bring a mask and hand sanitizer, and maintain safe social distancing (20 ft apart while cycling, at least 6 ft apart when stopped). Please review the club's Ride Guidelines for COVID Mitigation, before the ride: https://phillybikeclub.org/bcp_covid_19_rider_guidelines.pdf Starting point at the park in Gap is just off US-30, near the Speedway gas station and store. There is also a Wawa nearby. ON-LINE PREREGISTRATION is strongly encouraged for COVID mitigation - avoid having to touch the pen & paper.


    G.R.I.T. Ride to Pennington

    Level B-: 14mph, 40 miles. Meet at Washington Crossing parking lot on New Jersey side of Delaware located on River Dr . The ride leaves at 9:30 am. The on-line route map is Pennington(20-20)GRIT.
    Leader: Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358

    Grind the gravel to Pennington on the Delaware & Raritan Canal Towpaths. Bring a snack for short rest stop at Mercer Meadows on the LHT. Route will cover 20 road miles and 20 gravel road and trail miles. Bring your 29er, CX, Gravel or equip your road bike with wider tires as we mashup rides across various asphalt, gravel and sometimes dirt terrains. Expect a good challenge as we grind gravel trails and hit a few climbs with great company for no other purpose than to have fun and put in a few unpaved miles. There will be mud.


    Toss of the Dice - Delco Special - 40.5 Miles - 10:00AM

    Level B-/C+: 14mph, 45-80 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. The on-line route map is Delco Special.
    Leader: Joseph M. Pless, , 610-937-9010

    Ride Level: Various rides ranging 45-80 miles. 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, tire irons and multi-tool. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Preregistration required. If you want a cue PDF, please send me your email address.


    Havertown

    Level D: 10mph, 20-25 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am.
    Leader: Ginnie Zipf, , 610-529-3214

    We will go out through the Main Line with a few hills, but will regroup . Outdoor dining at Kettle Cafe or the Pizza shop for a bite to eat then back to the Cosmic Cafe. Please remember to bring your mask. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.

 October, 2020

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