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

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 June 2021 

  • TueJun. 012021
    Ride Yer Bike Tuesday (can't come soon enough this week)

    Levels A-/B+: 16-17mph, B-: 13.5-14.5mph, C+/C: 12.5-13.5mph, 47 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 Ride to Bagel Barrel Doylestown.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Curtis Schwartz, , 215-237-8788 , Daniel Operacz , 267-265-9358 and Doug Smithman, , 267-566-2898 

    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 at mile 18, we'll ride to the Bagel Barrel in Doylestown for our lunch stop (mile 29). It's a familiar destination and loop for many of us, but with a twist. We'll be taking as many alternate roads (from what we usually do) out and back as possible. So something new for many of us. Expect good company, lots of safe, and low trafficked roads, and for the most part, not too much in the way of hills. The worst will be an uphill stretch mid-ride and taking the 202 trail on our return. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the posted pace. Must be willing to ride safely, obey traffic laws and follow: https://phillybikeclub.org/bcp_covid_19_rider_guidelines.pdf. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy - rain cancels, but will likely reschedule for Wed. NOTE: Ride starts @ 9:00 June-Aug, 9:30 in Sept & 10:00 in Oct. The 4th Tues. of the month starts @ Central Pk, Doylestown. 5th Tues. (June 29 & Aug. 31) @ Centre Square Park, Blue Bell


    Narberth, PA - GET

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

    Easy ride out to Narberth, PA. We take coffee at GET, Great Expectations Together. Return via Penn Valley, Bryn Mawr Ave and Rock Hill Rd. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Tuesday Evening Edition COVID PRECAUTIONS in Effect

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 25 miles. Meet at Glenside Public Library parking lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36250895.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    For 6/1: Glenside Library to the Wawa in Feasterville Trevose, then back via Bryn Athyn & Jenkintown. Scheduled for most Tuesday evenings throughout summer. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. Relaxed pace, peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery Co. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on return. This Tuesday night ride meets every week throughout summer, weather permitting, unless there is another special club event in a different location (e.g., Member Appreciation Tailgate Social at a multi-group ride site). Toward end of season, this ride will meet earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due shorter evening daylight.


    Bulldog 2.0

    Level B+: 17mph, 34 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm.
    Leader: Kevin Cunningham, , 215-514-0903

    Bringing back the post COVID bulldog ride. We’ll go out towards chestnut hill, through oreland to militia hill and back for about 34 mile ride. Looking to have a fun, friendly ride- no one will be dropped if close to speeds posted

  • WedJun. 022021
    Empire Diner and Restaurant - Brooklawn, NJ

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

    We haven't been to the Empire Diner and Restaurant in Brooklawn, NJ, lets good there today. We will take the back streets in Gloster City and Brooklawn. We will visit another of the Camden's public art installations, this one on the Camden Waterfront. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    Delightful, Delicious D (and D+/C-) Wednesday Evening Ride, with COVID Precautions in Effect

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 15-30 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Most summer Wednesday evenings, weather permitting. Gently paced, post-work ride to pedal away stresses, suited for novices, newcomers to area, and/or anyone seeking low-intensity recovery ride. Peaceful roads Eastern Montgomery Co, w/brief rest stop. Please bring lights. COVID: social distance (20 ft apart while riding, >6 ft apart when stopped). Please bring mask & hand sanitizer. Preregistration saves you writing time at start. If you sign-in at start, please use hand sanitizer. Meet in parking lot of Flourtown Shop Ctr Bethlehem Pike (McDonald's in front, facing the Pike). Once a month, this ride may need to meet earlier in the afternoon, due to BCP Board meeting in the evening.

  • ThuJun. 032021
    CANCELLED Ride Thursdays! Lancaster county, 44 miles

    Level C+: 13mph, 44 miles. Meet at Salisbury Twp COmmunity Park, GAP Pa. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36167865.
    Leader: Cassandra hogue, , 484-868-6236

    Join us for a different venue- scenic Lancaster county. We will depart from Gap, Pa and cycle out to Bird in Hand to visit their well known bakery , then return on a more southern route for a great loop, with about 2000 ft. climb Weather cancellations will be posted by 7:30 am day of event. address of start location is: Salisbury Township Community Park, 750 White Horse Road, Gap, PA17527.


    CANCELLED Thursday Morning Hill Ride---Short Route

    Level D: 10mph, 23 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Berger, , 302-562-0935

    We've been doing some of the tougher Hill Rides recently. This week we'll do the shorter ride up Conshohocken State Road (Route 23) with a stop at the Landing Kitchen near the end for coffee (latte if Tim is with us) and/or lunch. If it is raining, or threatening rain I will cancel the ride by 9 AM. CLOUDY NOW. BUT TOO IFFY TO RISK IT.


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

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

    WEATHER WATCH: Will decide on whether or not tonight's ride is a "Go" at the start at 6:00pm, based on wet vs. dry conditions. Thunderstorms cancel. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away work stresses, suited for novices, newcomers to area, and/or anyone seeking low-intensity recovery ride. Meet in same parking lot as the "Multi-Level Conshohocken Rides". Start by riding on Schuylkill River Trail, and/or, Cross County Trail, which connects the Schuylkill w/Plymouth Meeting . As riders get stronger, we can turn off the trails and explore some pretty roads in the area. Please bring lights in case we return at dark. COVID PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT. Please bring masks and hand sanitizer.


    CANCELLED THURSDAY HILL B RIDE

    Level B: 15mph, 25 - 35 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30126321.
    Leader: Chris Murray, , 443 742 8339

    A hillier ride out west that regroups at the top of major climbs. As the days lengthen, so does the ride and we should be nearing 35 miles by July. Bike lights are highly recommended. Please bring a mask for when off the bike and review Club rules for COVID-19. KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR A RAIN CANCELLATION 1 HOUR BEFORE RIDE.


    CANCELLED Thursday Hill Ride C+

    Level C+: 13-14mph, 20 - 30 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

    A moderately hilly ride conquering Main Line hills that regroups at the top of each climb. As the days lengthen, so does the ride and we should be nearing 30 miles by July. No riders doing the listed pace will be dropped. Cue sheets will not be available. Bike lights are highly recommended. Optional after ride drink at Parks on Tap or Cosmic Cafe. Rain cancellations will be listed on web site 1 hour prior to ride. Preregistration requested but not required.


    "C"vilized Thursday Night Hill Ride

    Level C: 12mph, 24 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:01 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578

    A slower version of the Thursday night hill ride. We start at 6:01 . Preregistration requested but not required.

  • FriJun. 042021
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. UDHS to 'Feine Cafe in Skippack

    Level B-: 14mph, 45 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/31836466.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    FOR 6/4: Upper Dublin High School to 'Feine Cafe in Skippack. Slightly earlier starting time (9:15am), in order to return earlier, due to rain predicted for much later in the afternoon/evening. Quick rest/bathroom break if needed at Mile 14 at Centre Square Park. Lunch stop at 'Feine Cafe at Mile 27. After lunch, we have a couple of short-cut options to shave off a few miles, if needed. Total climbing 2483 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. 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. Cue sheets will be available.


    Paper Trail Bike Coffee Shop, Rittenhouse Town, Wisahicon Park

    Level D: 10mph, 17 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    Recovery ride from the Thursday Morning Hill Ride to Papper Trail Bike Coffee Shop in Rittenhouse Town, Wisahicon Park. Since the easiest route to the bike coffee shop is under reconstruction, we go up Fountain Green Dr out of the Schuylkill River Valley. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.

  • SatJun. 052021
    Early Bird Ride to Coffee in Ambler (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-: 14.5-15mph, 50 +/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 7:45 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, , 215-665-2048

    Assemble at 7:45. Depart at 7:50 SHARP! Ride through East Fairmount Park, East Falls, Mt. Airy, Wyndmoor, Fort Washington, Ambler, Blue Bell, Plymouth Whitemarsh, Manayunk, etc. At mile 20 or so, 35-minute coffee stop at Wake (its all about the coffee). Will regroup if necessary, but riders are expected to keep pace with the posted speed.


    Toss of the Dice 2.0 Bryn Athyn ----- NEW START TIME

    Levels B-: 14mph, C+: 14mph, 51 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:15 am. The on-line route map is Bryn Athyn.
    Leaders: Joseph M. Pless, , 610-937-9010 and Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555 

    Various friendly rides per DAILY RIDE CALENDAR departing FROM THE PARKING ATTENDANT BOOTH at specified time and ranging 35-80 miles. We will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to ride group pace. Bring money for snack along the way at the Be Well Bakery, as well as a spare tube, tire irons and multi-tool. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Preregistration required.


    Ride to Van Sant Airport in Bucks County (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B: 13.5-14mph, 48 miles. Meet at Central Park, Doylestown. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33520424?beta=false.
    Leader: Elliot Titcher, , 215-740-1149

    Hilly ride to the Van Sant Airport in Bucks County. We will try for a 13.5-14 mph average. Lunch stop at the airport. Their grill is open for hot foods and cold drinks. Bring your own snacks. Watch the tow planes and gliders take off, fly and land. Bring two bottles of something to drink as it will be a warm day. Riders must be able to ride the advertised pace.


    Spring Mill Saturday C Power Line Trail

    Level C: 11.5-12mph, 35 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. Total climbing of 35 feet per mile (not much). That said, there will be a couple of hills along the way. We will regroup at hill tops and traffic signals. Up through Ambler, then about 3.5 miles on the Power Line Trail. Quick potty stop at 3 miles, then a lunch break at Whole Foods in Spring House at mile 21. Last 5 miles on the SRT. Fingers crossed for weather :)


    Moorestown, NJ - The Pie Lady

    Level D: 10mph, 30 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

    Moorestown, NJ is just over the Ben Franklin Bridge and to the northeast. We will be cycling over some bumpy streets in North Camden. We get take out and eat the delicious slice of pie and coffee across the street, sitting on the wall of the country church. A very special way back but the special way back will cost $ 7.00 but half of that you will save for another ride. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.

  • SunJun. 062021
    Early Bird Beat the Heat Ride to Coffee in Devon (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-: 14.5-15mph, 48 +/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 7:45 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, , 215-665-2048

    Assemble at 7:45. Depart at 7:50 SHARP! Ride through West Fairmount Park, Bala Cynwyd. Merion, Havertown, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Devon, Wayne, Conshohocken, Manayunk, etc. At mile 26 or so 35-minute coffee stop at Pour Richards (it's all about the coffee). Many hills, including 10 or so relatively long ones, but no killers. Will regroup if necessary, but riders are expected to maintain the group pace.


    Annual Trek to Mount Gretna RESCHEDULED from Saturday to Sunday

    Level B-/C+: 13.5-14.5mph, 75/48 miles. Meet at Shady Maple Farm Market on PA-23 in Goodville, Lancaster Co. (PA Turnpike West to Morgantown/Exit 298. Take PA-10 South for 1 mile to PA-23 West. Right at PA-23. Straight on 23 West for 8 miles, then turn left into Shady Maple parking lot. The ride leaves at 8:15 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1284741.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    RESCHEDULED from Saturday to Sunday, due to birthday celebration on Saturday. Beautiful ride through Lancaster and Lebanon Counties for an al fresco lunch at the historic Jigger Shop in the town of Mount Gretna, based on Dave Ziccardi's classic route. Moderately to dramatically rolling terrain with a few flat and sustained climbing sections on the way out. After the short climb out of Mount Gretna, the way back will be noticeably easier and will include a brief water stop. Anyone wanting to ride a slower pace and/or do fewer miles can opt for a self-guided (after mile 21.3), less hilly 48 mile route which skips Mt. Gretna. Start PROMPTLY AT 8:30, so please plan to arrive by 8:15, in order to stay ahead of the afternoon heat. If it's your first time doing this ride, please contact leader by evening by Friday evening, with questions re. driving directions or parking. Bad weather, including extreme heat, will cancel. A go/no-go message will be added to this listing by 6:30 a.m. if the weather is questionable. HEAT ADVISORY: Although this route is LOVELY, we will have limited amounts of shade. Please bring (and consume) plenty of fluids and electrolyte snacks, and please remember the sunblock. Total climbing is 3946 ft. REST STOPS: On the outbound and return, we will stop at convenience stores/gas stations. The mid-way LUNCH STOP, Jigger Shop, is now open for outside patio seating. There are plenty of benches outside of the Jigger Shop, to spread our group out. NOTE FOR SUNDAY: Shady Maple Market is closed, but, there is a brand new Waws in Morgantown on Main St/PA-23, on the way to the meeting point in the Shady Maple parking lot.


    Spring Mill sunday B- Mopac Trail

    Level B-/C+: 12mph, 53 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

    Stretching the distance to add a few scenic country roads. I bring the camera every time. 50 feet of climbing per mile is not a lot, but... more miles means more hills. We will take a moderate pace and regroup at hill tops and traffic signals. Quick potty stop at mile 3 if needed. Big H2O stop at mile 21. Optional 1 mile detour at mile 33 for H2O, scheduled H2O at 43 miles. Last 6 miles are on the Schuylkill Trail. Looks like it's gonna be a hot one :) Remember sunscreen. Bring big H2O bottles! Mask for stops (not much longer :)


    Afternoon Coffee Ride

    Level B-: 15mph Meet at The starting point of MLK Dr. beside the Art Museum . The ride leaves at 9:03 am.
    Leader: Simon Shin, ,

    A longer recovery ride to get coffee/tea (zone 1 - will not exceed 15 mph). Expect anywhere from 45 to 53 miles or so with about 2,800 ft to 3,300 ft of elevation. Note 1: Rain cancels Note 2: No E-bikes


    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. There might be a hill or two to help with conditioning (we will regroup on top of a hill to catch our breaths.). We will have some instructional biking time during the ride. Please bring helmet and mask (required by the club), water, extra tube, sunscreen, and $ for mid-ride snack stop. Smiles and funny stories are always welcome.


    C Spin-off

    Levels C: 12mph, 35-50 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm.
    Leaders: Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487 and Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578 

    True C ride which cheerfully waits to regroup. Some climbing required. Covid restrictions in effect. Wear a mask for meet up and lunch or snack stop. No ride if rain or icy roads at start or 50 percent or more chance of rain during the ride. Pre-registration is not required but greatly preferred.

  • MonJun. 072021
    Conshocken- feine cafe- 9am start time to beat the heat

    Level D: 10-11mph, 25-30 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Steve Perkiss, , 215-852-9093

    Ride out and back on the Schuylkill River Trail. Enjoy a coffee and a pastry at Feine cafe in Conshohocken. Possible added loop across Manayunk bridge and through W. Laurel Hill cemetery. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels. Diana Dooley- +1 (215) 680-2322 and Steve Perkiss 215-852-9093 will lead this ride.


    COS (Church of the Savior) Monday Multi-Level Group Rides, Wayne, PA

    Level A through D: 10-18.5mph, 20-35 miles. Meet at Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Thomas Beckett, , 610-733-7030

    WE'RE BACK!!!!!!!! Come ride with the largest evening cycling group in the Delaware Valley Ride Level: D thru A This ride is cross listed at the SCU Meetup site. Please pre-register here or there so that we can get a count of riders before we start. COVID-19 Protocols are still in effect. Please review these on BCP websites. We have experienced ride leaders and sweep riders so no one gets lost! We do not ride on holidays that fall on a Monday ( Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc.). Rain cancels the ride but look at Meetup or here for last minute updates when weather is questionable.


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

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 25 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33109588.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Scheduled for most Monday evenings throughout the summer. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity, relaxed, recovery ride. Cycle peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery Co. Mileage will depend on the length of evening daylight. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on our return. Occasionally, this Monday evening ride may be cancelled, if there is a special club event at another location, e.g., a Member Appreciation/Tailgate Social at a larger ride site. Toward the end of the season (late September), this ride will need to leave earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due to evening daylight ending earlier.

  • TueJun. 082021
    CANCELLED Ride Yer Bike Tuesday

    Levels A-/B+: 16-17mph, B-: 13.5-14.5mph, C+/C: 12.5-13.5mph, 40-50 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 Ride to Schwenksville.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 and Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905 

    Bring yer bike & sense of adventure. Some days we'll ride familiar favorite routes, other days we'll scope out new routes. Today we'll ride to Schwenksville (and back). Rest stop on the way out at Heckler Park/mile 16 (porta-potty, pavilion w/picnic tables and water) and then Heebner Park/mile 32.6 on the return for a bring your lunch stop (bathrooms, pavilion w/picnic tables and water). Mildly hilly ride, with a mix of short and long hills of varying elevation gain. Overall, a tad less than 50 ft. per mile elevation gain. Expect good company and lots of safe and low trafficked country roads. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the posted pace. Must be willing to ride safely, obey traffic laws and follow: https://phillybikeclub.org/bcp_covid_19_rider_guidelines.pdf. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy - rain cancels, but will likely reschedule for Wed. NOTE: Ride starts @ 9:00 June-Aug, 9:30 in Sept & 10:00 in Oct. The 4th Tues. of the month starts @ Central Pk, Doylestown. 5th Tues. (June 29 & Aug. 31) @ Centre Square Park, Blue Bell


    Narberth, PA - Delancey Street Bagels

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

    We will go thru Narberth but really to Wynnewood PA, one train stop west. Delancey Street Bagels is our coffee stop. We will have a different route home. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    Delightful, Delicious D (and D+/C-) Tuesday Eveing Ride, with COVID Precautions in Effect

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 24 miles. Meet at Glenside Public Library parking lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36342231.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    For 6/8: Slightly shorter route (24mi), due to the heat. 1235 ft climbing. Quick Rest stop for cold water and bathroom at Mile 17. Scheduled for most Tuesday evenings throughout summer. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. Relaxed pace, peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery Co. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on return. This Tuesday night ride meets every week throughout summer, weather permitting, unless there is another special club event in a different location (e.g., Member Appreciation Tailgate Social at a multi-group ride site). Toward end of season, this ride will meet earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due shorter evening daylight.

  • WedJun. 092021
    9:30am A New View Camden

    Level D: 10-11mph, 25 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Ilene Hass, , 610-952-7943

    NOTE Earlier start time of 9:30 am. Let's visit all 6 of Camden's newest public art installations, with a midway lunch or coffee stop.Great Instagramable photo ops! Learn about the projects here: http://www.anewviewcamden.com/ Lunch stop at HeartBeet Kitchen, Westmont, NJ: http://www.heartbeetnj.com/


    Delightful, Delicious D (and D+/C-) Wednesday Afternoon Ride, with COVID Precautions in Effect

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 15-30 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 3:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36352352.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    For June 9: Afternoon departure, due to BCP Board meeting tonight. Route: Flourtown to Gwynedd, West Point, Park Place. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36352352 Most summer Wednesday evenings, weather permitting. Gently paced, post-work ride to pedal away stresses, suited for novices, newcomers to area, and/or anyone seeking low-intensity recovery ride. Peaceful roads Eastern Montgomery Co, w/brief rest stop. Please bring lights. COVID: social distance (20 ft apart while riding, >6 ft apart when stopped). Please bring mask & hand sanitizer. Preregistration saves you writing time at start. If you sign-in at start, please use hand sanitizer. Meet in parking lot of Flourtown Shop Ctr Bethlehem Pike (McDonald's in front, facing the Pike). Once a month, this ride may need to meet earlier in the afternoon, due to BCP Board meeting in the evening.

  • ThuJun. 102021
    Ride Thursdays!~

    Level C+: 13mph, 44 miles. Meet at Salisbury community park, Gap PA. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Cassandra hogue, , 484-868-6236

    Join us for a change of pace in Lancaster county! Horse and buggy sightings are guaranteed. We will start in Gap, Pa and head out to the Bird in Hand bakery, and also a stop at Lapps Ice Cream . (Bring a sandwich if you want more than pastry or ice cream) Rain cancels, weather cancellation will be posted by 7:30 am. Route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35790315 Start location is Salisbury Township Community Park, 750 White Horse Road, Gap, PA17527. Covid mitigation protocols are still in effect, please review. https://suburbancyclists.org/docs.ashx?id=809824 .


    Thursday Morning Hill Ride to the Ardmore Farmer's Market

    Level D: 10mph, 28 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Berger, , 302-562-0935

    Keeping with the kinder, gentler theme of last week, we'll go down the steep Hollow Road to the Flat Rock Boat Landing and up the gentler Mill Creek Road to the Ardmore Farmer's Market in Suburban Square. From there we will wind our way through Narberth to Righter's Mill Road and back through West Laurel Hill Cemetary and home. Having eaten at the Farmer's Market, stopping at the Landing Kitchen is optional. I will cancel the ride by 9 AM if it is raining or threatening rain.


    Delightful, Delicious "D" (and D+/C-) Ride, Thursday Afternoon Edition, COVID PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-30 miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 3:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    FOR 6/10: Earlier meeting time (3:00pm), due to Zoom meeting tonight. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away work stresses, suited for novices, newcomers to area, and/or anyone seeking low-intensity recovery ride. Meet in same parking lot as the "Multi-Level Conshohocken Rides". Start by riding on Schuylkill River Trail, and/or, Cross County Trail, which connects the Schuylkill w/Plymouth Meeting . As riders get stronger, we can turn off the trails and explore some pretty roads in the area. Please bring lights in case we return at dark. COVID PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT. Please bring masks and hand sanitizer.


    THURSDAY HILL B RIDE

    Level B: 15mph, 25 - 35 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30126321.
    Leader: Chris Murray, , 443 742 8339

    A hillier ride out west that regroups at the top of major climbs. As the days lengthen, so does the ride and we should be nearing 35 miles by July. Bike lights are highly recommended. Please bring a mask for when off the bike and review Club rules for COVID-19. Rain cancellations will be listed on web site 1 hour prior to ride.


    Thursday Hill Ride C+

    Level C+: 13-14mph, 20 - 30 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

    A moderately hilly ride conquering Main Line hills that regroups at the top of each climb. As the days lengthen, so does the ride and we should be nearing 30 miles by July. No riders doing the listed pace will be dropped. Cue sheets will not be available. Bike lights are highly recommended. Optional after ride drink at Parks on Tap or Cosmic Cafe. Rain cancellations will be listed on web site 1 hour prior to ride. Pre-registration requested, but not required.


    "C"vilized Thursday Night Hill Ride

    Level C: 12mph, 24 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:01 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578

    A slower version of the Thursday night hill ride. We start at 6:01 . Preregistration requested but not required.

  • FriJun. 112021
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. UDHS to 'Feine Cafe in Skippack

    Level B-: 14mph, 45 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/31836466.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    FOR 6/11: Upper Dublin High School to 'Feine Cafe in Skippack. Quick rest/bathroom break if needed at Mile 14 at Centre Square Park. Lunch stop at 'Feine Cafe at Mile 27. After lunch, we have a couple of short-cut options to shave off a few miles, if needed. Total climbing 2483 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. 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. Cue sheets will be available.


    Paper Trail Bike Coffee Shop, Rittenhouse Town, Wisahicon Park

    Levels D: 10mph, 17 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037 and Jennifer Weiner, ,  

    Recovery ride from the Thursday Morning Hill Ride to Papper Trail Bike Coffee Shop in Rittenhouse Town, Wisahicon Park. Since the easiest route to the bike coffee shop is under reconstruction, we go up Fountain Green Dr out of the Schuylkill River Valley. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.

  • SatJun. 122021
    CANCELLED Early Bird Ride to Coffee in Lansdale (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B/B-: 14.5-15mph, 58 +/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 7:45 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, , 215-665-2048

    Assemble at 7:45. Leave at 7:50 SHARP! Ride through East Falls, Roxborough, Mount Airy, Chestnut Hill, Ft. Washington, Ambler, Gywnyd, Lansdale, Plymouth Whitemarsh, Manayunk, etc. Many hills, but no killers. Will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to meet the advertised pace. At mile 32 or so, 35-minute coffee stop at Backyard Beans. Its all about the coffee!


    Toss of the Dice 2.0 - SimonK 60@60 - Malvern Buttery

    Levels B: 15mph, B-: 14mph, C+: 14mph, 60 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:15 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is 60 Malvern.
    Leaders: Joseph M. Pless, , 610-937-9010, Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555 and Chris Murray, , 443 742 8339 

    Various friendly rides per DAILY RIDE CALENDAR departing FROM THE PARKING ATTENDANT BOOTH at specified time and ranging 35-80 miles. We will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to ride group pace. This week we head to the Malvern Buttery for our food stop. Bring money, as well as a spare tube, tire irons and multi-tool. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Preregistration requested. Optional after ride drink(s) at Cosmic Cafe, Boat House Row. Note the C+/B- will ride as a single group with Simon leading and Joe sweeping. Chris will lead a faster B group.


    Introduction to Cycle Touring Backpacking - Green Lane Park - 6/12-13

    Level D: 10mph, 42 -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

    An introduction to Bikepacking, one night bike camping trips to get you on the cycling road to experience if you would enjoy cycling, ultimately across country. All you need for these one night adventures is a working bicycle with a luggage rack on the back of your bike, a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, a tent, a set of rear panniers (you could get away with a sturdy trash bag and bungee cords) for equipment. You may be able to borrow this equipment from club members so you can try it before you buy it. A change of cycling clothes, cool weather apparel, rain gear, and a Jacket. A spirit of resiliency comes in handy too. The first tour will be to Green Lane Park, 42 miles out the Schuylkill River Trail and the Perkiomen Trail on Saturday, June 12th returning Sunday, June 13th. The second tour will be to Lumps Pond, DE State Park, 45 miles through the industrial heartland of Southern Eastern PA and Northern Delaware. Sunday, June 20th, return Monday, June 21st. ( take Monay off from work. ) The third tour I will try something new. It will be two nights at French Creek PA State Park. Out the Schuylkill River Trail past Pottstown, then up a challenging switch back bike tail almost to the park. You can do it! A day of country cycling in Berks County the second day and return down to St Peters Village for a second breakfast and onto Phoenixville, PA via Pughtown Rd. Dates are Monday, July 5th through Wednesday, July 7th. Rain or Shine. Contact the leader for more information and with any questions.


    Spring Mill Saturday C Philly Goat

    Level C: 11.5-12mph, 35 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

    A trail, a hill (or 2), and a goat farm. H2O at 15 miles and optional H2O at 25 miles. Lots of Philly streets, and a few Philly Goats. Moderately paced "C" ride with regrouping at hill tops and traffic signals. No potty at the start :( Make a pit stop before you arrive. Remember sun screen and a mask (just a bit longer :)


    Philly Wandrers - A New View Camden Art Installation with lunch at Corinne's Place

    Level C-: 12mph, 30 miles. Meet at Cadence Cycling and Cafe 201 S. 25th St Philadelphia. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://www.strava.com/routes/2831557449708948480.
    Leader: Rob Gusky, , 920-573-5128

    Experience Camden in a new and very positive way! This ride will visit A New View, which is a temporary public art installation that transforms six highly visible spaces along Camden’s public transportation corridors from eyesores used for illegal dumping into multi-purpose community forums. The route is fully on paved roads, however there are some rough roads on this adventure, so a bike with wider tires is recommended if that's an option. At mile 22 we'll stop for lunch at Corinne's Place. For over 30 years Corinnes place has been a staple in the Camden community with a beautiful outdoor oasis and vintage appeal along with a menu of classic soul food cooking. NOTE: BCP Covid guidelines will be followed. Must be able to stay with group and maintain advertised pace. BCP club rules including the rules of the road must be followed

  • SunJun. 132021
    Spring Mill Sunday C+ Hollypack and Pennywood

    Level C+: 11.5-12mph, 49 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

    You say potayto, I say potahto. Yuuuuge neighborhood tour of Philadelphia with Hollywood and Pennypack Park included (8.5 miles in Pennypack Park). 2 H2O stops. GIANT in Hollywood at 17 miles. WAWA on Longshore at 32 miles. Plenty o’ fluids for a summer day. 2100 feet of climbing (not Yuuuuge, but not nothing). We will take a moderate “C” pace and regroup at hill tops and traffic signals. No potty at the start :( Make a pit stop before you arrive. Please bring your mask. Not much longer hopefully :) Bring your camera. Hollywood is beautiful at this time of year. Pennypack Park ain’t bad either :)


    Recovery Ride with Coffee

    Level B-: 15mph Meet at Beside the Art Museum - start of MLK Dr. . The ride leaves at 9:03 am.
    Leader: Simon Shin, ,

    A longer Recovery Ride - Zone 1. 15 mph speed limit. Expect anywhere from 45 to 53 miles or so with about 2,800 to 3,400 ft of elevation. The route will be based on the rider that shows up first - he/she will determine distance and type of hills (easy, moderate, hard). There will be a coffee stop near the 20-25 mile mark for the return trip. Rain cancels and no E-bikes.


    Philly Wandrers - Historic Riverton Criterium and Pupusas!

    Level C-: 12mph, 31 miles. Meet at Cadence Cycling and Cafe 201 S. 25th St Philadelphia. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. The on-line route map is https://www.strava.com/routes/2836654959500695850.
    Leader: Rob Gusky, , 920-573-5128

    We will travel to Riverton NJ to watch a portion of the 10th Annual Historic Riverton Criterium - along the way we'll stop for pupusas, the national dish of El Salvador. On the return home, we'll make a brief stop at the Heritage Park Boardwalk. The ride will feature a double cross of the Delaware River using the Tacony-Palmyra and Ben Franklin Bridges. Note: A pupusa is a thick griddle cake or flatbread from El Salvador and Honduras,made with cornmeal or rice flour, similar to the Venezuelan and Colombian arepa. In El Salvador, it has been declared the national dish and has a specific day to celebrate it. It is usually stuffed with one or more ingredients which may include cheese (such as quesillo or cheese with loroco buds), chicharrón, squash, or refried beans. It is typically accompanied by curtido (a spicy cabbage slaw) and tomato salsa, and is traditionally eaten by hand.


    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 any age. There will be a short demonstration of an essential biking skill. Please bring helmet and mask(required by the club), water, sunscreen, extra tube, $ for mid ride snack stop.


    C Spin-off

    Levels C: 12mph, 35-50 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm.
    Leaders: Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487 and Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578 

    True C ride which cheerfully waits to regroup. Some climbing required. Covid restrictions in effect. Wear a mask for meet up and lunch or snack stop. No ride if rain or icy roads at start or 50 percent or more chance of rain during the ride. Pre-registration is not required but greatly preferred.

  • MonJun. 142021
    Conshocken- Feine cafe

    Level D: 10-11mph, 25-30 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Steve Perkiss, , 215-852-9093

    Level D: 10-11mph, 25-30 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Ride out and back on the Schuylkill River Trail. Enjoy a coffee and a pastry at Feine cafe in Conshohocken. Possible added loop across Manayunk bridge and through W. Laurel Hill cemetery. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels. Diana Dooley- +1 (215) 680-2322 and Steve Perkiss 215-852-9093 will lead this ride.


    COS (Church of the Savior) Monday Multi-Level Group Rides, Wayne, PA

    Level A through D: 10-18.5mph, 20-35 miles. Meet at Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Thomas Beckett, , 610-733-7030

    WE'RE BACK!!!!!!!! Come ride with the largest evening cycling group in the Delaware Valley Ride Level: D thru A This ride is cross listed at the SCU Meetup site. Please pre-register here or there so that we can get a count of riders before we start. COVID-19 Protocols are still in effect. Please review these on BCP websites. We have experienced ride leaders and sweep riders so no one gets lost! We do not ride on holidays that fall on a Monday ( Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc.). Rain cancels the ride but look at Meetup or here for last minute updates when weather is questionable.


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

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

    Scheduled for most Monday evenings throughout the summer. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity, relaxed, recovery ride. Cycle peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery Co. Mileage will depend on the length of evening daylight. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on our return. Occasionally, this Monday evening ride may be cancelled, if there is a special club event at another location, e.g., a Member Appreciation/Tailgate Social at a larger ride site. Toward the end of the season (late September), this ride will need to leave earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due to evening daylight ending earlier.

  • TueJun. 152021
    Ride Yer Bike Tuesday [riding for biscottis]

    Levels A-/B+: 16-17mph, B-: 13.5-14.5mph, C+/C: 12.5-13.5mph, 46 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Riding for biscottis.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 and Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905 

    Bring yer bike & sense of adventure. Some days we'll ride familiar favorite routes, other days we'll scope out new routes. Today we'll be riding for biscottis (the Bucks County Biscotti stand - self-serve, bring $5 for a dozen biscotti, and something to carry them in). The ride will take us northwest of the Peace Valley Park area, and then loop back thru the Hatfield area. Expect good company and safe/low trafficked roads. Mostly rolling hills with no big climbs - but a few longer gradual uphills, such as Skunk Hollow. Porta-potty (no water) stop on Schoolhouse Rd in Chalfont @ mile 14, biscotti stop at mile 23 and a park stop in Hatfield @ mile 32 (bring a sandwich and/or snacks - bathroom and picnic tables available). Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the posted pace. Must be willing to ride safely, obey traffic laws and follow: https://phillybikeclub.org/bcp_covid_19_rider_guidelines.pdf. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy - rain cancels, but will likely reschedule for Wed. NOTE: Ride starts @ 9:00 June-Aug, 9:30 in Sept & 10:00 in Oct. The 4th Tues. of the month starts @ Central Pk, Doylestown. 5th Tues. (June 29 & Aug. 31) @ Centre Square Park, Blue Bell


    Narberth, PA - Le Petit Mitron

    Level D: 10mph, 17 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    We will head on out to the Petit Mitron, the French Bakery in Narberth. Leisurely ride and a latte. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Tuesday Evening Edition COVID PRECAUTIONS in Effect

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-30 miles. Meet at Glenside Public Library parking lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36342231.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    For 6/15: Suggested route: Ardsley & Willow Grove, 23.7mi, 1235 ft, with quick rest stop if needed at Mile 17 in Roslyn. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36342231 Scheduled for most Tuesday evenings throughout summer. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. Relaxed pace, peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery Co. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on return. This Tuesday night ride meets every week throughout summer, weather permitting, unless there is another special club event in a different location (e.g., Member Appreciation Tailgate Social at a multi-group ride site). Toward end of season, this ride will meet earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due shorter evening daylight.

  • WedJun. 162021
    Delightful, Delicious D (and D+/C-) Wednesday Evening Ride. Slightly earlier start time, in order to return in time for the Ice Cream Social

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 15-30 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 5:45 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    6/16: Slightly earlier start time, in order to return in time for the Ice Cream Social. ~20-ish miles, in order to return for event set-up. Most summer Wednesday evenings, weather permitting. Gently paced, post-work ride to pedal away stresses, suited for novices, newcomers to area, and/or anyone seeking low-intensity recovery ride. Peaceful roads Eastern Montgomery Co, w/brief rest stop. Please bring lights. COVID: social distance (20 ft apart while riding, >6 ft apart when stopped). Please bring mask & hand sanitizer. Preregistration saves you writing time at start. If you sign-in at start, please use hand sanitizer. Meet in parking lot of Flourtown Shop Ctr Bethlehem Pike (McDonald's in front, facing the Pike). Once a month, this ride may need to meet earlier in the afternoon, due to BCP Board meeting in the evening.


    Wednesday Evening Post-Ride Ice Cream Social/Tailgate Party - VOLUNTEERS APPRECIATED

    Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The event starts at 8:30 pm.
    Organizer: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Celebrate summer and the long summer evenings with your cycling friends, over some refreshing ice cream/frozen yogurt, fresh fruit, and other cold desserts. Leader will bring root beer, diet root beer and other soft drinks, in case anyone would like to make a root beer float or ice cream soda. Meet on the patio of the GIANT Market at the rear of the parking lot, where we meet for our Wednesday evening multi-level rides. Flourtown Shopping Center on Bethlehem Pike is the one with McDonald's in the front (facing the Pike), and GIANT Market at the rear. We cyclists park in the rear, close to GIANT. VOLUNTEERS APPRECIATED to help with either set-up or clean-up. PUBLIC TRANSIT: For members joining us from Center City, there are several train stations (serving different lines) close to Flourtown - Chestnut Hill East and West, Oreland, Glenside, Ft. Washington, etc. It's a short bike ride from these train stations to Flourtown. "FOUR-FOOT PASSING" lawn signs available - we will bring some of the "Four Feet to Pass" lawn signs, produced by our sister club, Suburban Cyclists Unlimited (SCU). These signs are available for FREE, or, for voluntary donation to College Settlement Camp, a non-profit organization for youth, located on Witmer Rd in Horsham.

  • ThuJun. 172021
    Thursday Morning Hill Ride - Original Route

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

    The original hill ride takes Mill Creek Rd all the way down to below sea level then climb out of the valley on Hollow Rd and Hagesford Rd. Coffee at the Landing Kitchen. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start the, ride cancels.


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

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

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


    THURSDAY HILL B RIDE

    Level B: 15mph, 25 - 35 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27976318.
    Leader: Chris Murray, , 443 742 8339

    A hillier ride out west that regroups at the top of major climbs. As the days lengthen, so does the ride and we should be nearing 35 miles by July. Bike lights are highly recommended. Please bring a mask for when off the bike and review Club rules for COVID-19. Rain cancellations will be listed on web site 1 hour prior to ride.


    Thursday Hill Ride C+

    Level C+: 13-14mph, 20 - 30 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

    A moderately hilly ride conquering Main Line hills that regroups at the top of each climb. As the days lengthen, so does the ride and we should be nearing 30 miles by July. No riders doing the listed pace will be dropped. Cue sheets will not be available. Bike lights are highly recommended. Optional after ride drink at Parks on Tap or Cosmic Cafe. Rain cancellations will be listed on web site 1 hour prior to ride. Pre-registration requested, but not required.


    "C"vilized Thursday Night Hill Ride

    Level C: 12mph, 24 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:01 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578

    A slower version of the Thursday night hill ride. We start at 6:01 . Preregistration requested but not required.

  • FriJun. 182021
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. UDHS to 'Feine Cafe in Skippack

    Level B-: 14mph, 45 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/31836466.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    FOR 6/18: Upper Dublin High School to 'Feine Cafe in Skippack. Quick rest/bathroom break if needed at Mile 14 at Centre Square Park. Lunch stop at 'Feine Cafe at Mile 27. After lunch, we have a couple of short-cut options to shave off a few miles, if needed. Total climbing 2483 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. 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. Cue sheets will be available.


    Paper Trail Bike Coffee Shop in Rittenhouse Town, Wisahicon Park

    Level D: 10mph, 16 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    We will challenge easy rides to the climb up Midvale Ave into Germantown before turning down into Wisahicon Park and refreshments at the Papper Trail Bike Coffee Shop. We will take a different way back to our starting point. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    BCP DISPLAY TENT/MEMBERS APPRECIATION NIGHT at Friday Night Races at the Velodrome This is the FIRST of THREE club nights at the Velodrome this summer.

    Meet at Valley Preferred Cycling Center (the Velodrome), 1151 Mosser Road, Breinigsville, PA 18031 (Trexlertown). The event starts at 6:00 pm. Additional information: http://thevelodrome.com/us/directions/.
    Organizer: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    BCP will have a display tent in the plaza of the Valley Preferred Cycling Center (aka, the Velodrome) in Trexlertown, during the Friday Night Races, sponsored by Bicycling Magazine. Gates open for Happy Hour at 6:00pm, but the ACTUAL RACES DO NOT BEGIN UNTIL 7:30pm, allowing you plenty of time to get there after work. BCP will be exhibiting here to promote our club's membership benefits & perks, as well as rides and upcoming events. MEMBERS APPRECIATION: Stay tuned for updates, re. special promotion for members. The program for 6/18 (rain date 6/25) includes a special German Beer Garden section. A live band will be performing in the plaza, and there will be family- and kid-friendly entertainment. General Admission tickets are $9/person. Every seat has a great view of the track. In addition to the Breakaway Cafe, there is a souvenir booth, where visitors can purchase Velodrome merchandise. There are also other exhibitors in the plaza, where you can participate in raffle drawings.. Come join us for an exciting evening! DRIVING to TREXLERTOWN: Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike (I-476 North), or, PA-309 North, to I-78/US-22 West. Driving directions and racing & venue details are available here: www.thevelodrome.com. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you are able to volunteer at the BCP tent, either for set-up (~5:15), or for staffing the booth and greeting visitors, or, for packing up at loading the van at the end of the evening, THANK YOU for your help. Please contact Linda, re. volunteering. PLEASE NOTE: The June club night at the Races is the first of three for the summer. Other club nights are scheduled for July 23 (rain date 7/30) and August 27 (season finale). Always on Fridays.

  • SatJun. 192021
    Toss of the Dice 2.0 - Aston Mills

    Levels B-: 14mph, C+: 14mph, 47 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:15 am. The on-line route map is Aston Mills.
    Leaders: Joseph M. Pless, , 610-937-9010 and Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555 

    Various friendly rides per DAILY RIDE CALENDAR departing FROM THE PARKING ATTENDANT BOOTH at specified time and ranging 35-80 miles. We will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to ride group pace. This week our break stop will be at Towne & Country Cafe, Aston Mills. Bring 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. Preregistration requested but not required. This is single group ride with one leader in front and one sweeping. Optional after ride drink at Cosmic Cafe.


    Sex on the Beach (Lite) in Honor of Marsha Hyman

    Levels C: 12-13mph, D: 11mph, 46 miles. Meet at Maurice River Township. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is Sex on the Beach Lite V.
    Leaders: David Finger, , and Frann S. Shore, , 215-964-5924 

    A shorter version of one of Dave Ziccardi's classic rides in the salt marshes, woodlands and oyster towns along the Delaware Bay in South Jersey. The ride this year is in honor of Marsha Hyman, who died suddenly in April. She grew up in this area and did this ride many times. The horseshoe crabs come ashore to spawn mid-May to June at the East Point Lighthouse. Short Wawa break at mile 20. Lunch at the Oyster Cracker Cafe (outdoor seating). mile 38, in historic Bivalve. I've listed the ride as C and D level. We'll break into two groups, if needed. If you'd like to lead a faster pace, let me know and I'll add it to the listing. Please park in the dirt lot, across the street from the Wawa. To get there: rt 55 to the end. Two miles on rt 47S. Right on Mauricetown Rd. Lot on the right. NOTE: The RideWithGPS changed yet again.


    Saturday Spring Mill 'Big C' to the Tacony Creek Trail

    Level C: 11.5-12mph, 42 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

    Bunch of Philly Streets, 2 WAWA stops at 15 and 25 miles, and the Tacony Creek Trail. Stretching the "C" miles just a bit. Moderate pace with regrouping at hill tops and traffic signals. No potty at the start :( Make a pit stop before you arrive.

  • SunJun. 202021
    Father's Day Special/Bucks County Metric

    Level B-: 14mph, 67 miles. Meet at New Hope-Solebury High School, Bridge St (PA-179), in New Hope. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/8635796.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Scenic loop around Bucks County. Part of the route will circle around picturesque Lake Nockamixon. Pretty countryside and quaint towns. There are rest stops at mile 16 (Wawa) and mile 38 (Turkey Hill). On the return, we have an optional stop if needed at the Carversville Store at mile 56. Cue sheets will be provided. Total elevation gain 4180 feet. This ride leaves early, in order to return in time for Father's Day festivities - treasure the time you have with your Dad.


    Introduction to Cycle Touring Backpacking - Lumps Pond DE State Park - 6/20-21

    Level D: 10mph, 50 - 50 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    An introduction to Bikepacking, one night bike camping trips to get you on the cycling road to experience if you would enjoy cycling, ultimately across country. All you need for these one night adventures is a working bicycle with a luggage rack on the back of your bike, a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, a tent, a set of rear panniers (you could get away with a sturdy trash bag and bungee cords) for equipment. You may be able to borrow this equipment from club members so you can try it before you buy it. A change of cycling clothes, cool weather apparel, rain gear, and a Jacket. A spirit of resiliency comes in handy too. This second tour will be to Lumps Pond, DE State Park, 45 miles through the industrial heartland of Southern Eastern PA and Northern Delaware. Sunday, June 20th, return Monday, June 21st. ( take Monday off from work. ) The third tour I will try something new. It will be two nights at French Creek PA State Park. Out the Schuylkill River Trail past Pottstown, then up a challenging switch back bike tail almost to the park. You can do it! A day of country cycling in Berks County the second day and return down to St Peters Village for a second breakfast and onto Phoenixville, PA via Pughtown Rd. Dates are Monday, July 5th through Wednesday, July 7th. Rain or shine. Contact leader for more information and additional questions.


    Spring Mill Sunday 'Big C' to Media

    Level C: 11.5-12mph, 47 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

    Big "C" to Media. Schuylkill Trail, Cynwyd Trail, Bicyclists Baltimore Pike and many suburban neighborhoods today. A few hills to climb, but we will take a moderate pace with regrouping at hill tops and traffic signals. 2 WAWA stops at 20 and 37 miles. It looks like a warm day, so 2 big H2O bottles :) Remember sun screen etc. No potty at the start :( Make a pit stop before you arrive.


    Sunday Morning B Ride

    Level B: 15mph, 55.6 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36469138.
    Leader: Chris Murray, , 443 742 8339

    A hillier ride out west that regroups at the top of major climbs. Stop for coffee around midway. Please bring a mask for when off the bike and review Club rules for COVID-19. Rain cancellations will be listed on web site 1 hour prior to ride.


    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. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Walter H. Johnson, , 267-250-3433

    OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride through Fairmount Park and beyond for all ages and new riders. Please wear helmut and masks (required by the club rules). Please bring water, sunscreen, extra tube, $ for mid-ride snack stop.


    C Spin-off - Roundabout Route to Rdmore

    Levels C: 12mph, 35-40 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm.
    Leaders: Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487 and Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578 

    We will take an indirect, winding route to Ardmore for a quick water/food/restroom break. 35-40 miles. This is a true C ride which cheerfully waits to regroup. Some climbing required as hills will be included in the route. Bring a mask for the snack stop as it might be required. No ride if rain at start or 50 percent or more chance of rain during the ride. Pre-registration is not required but greatly preferred.

  • MonJun. 212021
    COS (Church of the Savior) Monday Multi-Level Group Rides, Wayne, PA

    Level A through D: 10-18.5mph, 20-35 miles. Meet at Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Thomas Beckett, , 610-733-7030

    WE'RE BACK!!!!!!!! Come ride with the largest evening cycling group in the Delaware Valley Ride Level: D thru A This ride is cross listed at the SCU Meetup site. Please pre-register here or there so that we can get a count of riders before we start. COVID-19 Protocols are still in effect. Please review these on BCP websites. We have experienced ride leaders and sweep riders so no one gets lost! We do not ride on holidays that fall on a Monday ( Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc.). Rain cancels the ride but look at Meetup or here for last minute updates when weather is questionable.


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

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 25-26 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36502746.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Scheduled for most Monday evenings throughout the summer. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity, relaxed, recovery ride. Cycle peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery Co. Mileage will depend on the length of evening daylight. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on our return. Occasionally, this Monday evening ride may be cancelled, if there is a special club event at another location, e.g., a Member Appreciation/Tailgate Social at a larger ride site. Toward the end of the season (late September), this ride will need to leave earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due to evening daylight ending earlier.

  • TueJun. 222021
    CANCELLED Ride Yer Bike Tuesday

    Levels A-/B+: 16-17mph, B-: 13.5-14.5mph, C+/C: 12.5-13.5mph, 46 miles. Meet at Central Park, Doylestown. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Ride to Lahaska via Carversville and New Hope.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 and Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905 

    Bring yer bike & sense of adventure. Some days we'll ride familiar favorite routes, other days we'll scope out new routes. Today we'll be riding to Lahaska. The ride is routed to Mama Hawks (mile 26: light sandwiches, pizza and snacks). Multiple other choices of venues to be had. We'll have a quick porta-potty break at mile 10, and an optional park break on the return at mile 36. Expect good company, lots of safe, and low trafficked roads, and lots of gradual inclines and rolling hills - nothing overly steep, with Valley Road being the longest. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the posted pace. Must be willing to ride safely, obey traffic laws and follow: https://phillybikeclub.org/bcp_covid_19_rider_guidelines.pdf. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy - rain cancels, but will reschedule for Wed. if cancelled. NOTE: Ride starts @ 9:00 June-Aug, 9:30 in Sept & 10:00 in Oct. The 4th Tues. of the month starts @ Central Pk, Doylestown. 5th Tues. (June 29 & Aug. 31) @ Centre Square Park, Blue Bell


    CANCELLED Tandem Tuesday

    Level Tandem: 13mph, 38 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The tandem ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35963264.
    Leader: Manny Menendez, , 610-291-0625

    Tuesday Tandem ride with singles welcome. Ride will head north from VFNP on the SRT and Perkiomen Trail (hard packed gravel surface) to the town of Schwenksville, PA. Here we leave the trail an ride on quiet country roads through the towns of Limerick and Royersford. We will take a lunch stop at the Pink Moose in Royersford. After lunch it is smooth ride back to VFNP on the SRT . No drops. Pre-registration preferred but not required. Bring water, snacks, and money for lunch.


    Narberth - G.E.T.

    Level D: 10mph, 17 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    Our weekly easy ride to Narberth, PA will stop at Great Expectations Together, G.E.T.. We will try a different way home than the usual. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Tuesday Evening Edition COVID PRECAUTIONS in Effect

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

    Scheduled for most Tuesday evenings throughout summer. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. Relaxed pace, peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery Co. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on return. This Tuesday night ride meets every week throughout summer, weather permitting, unless there is another special club event in a different location (e.g., Member Appreciation Tailgate Social at a multi-group ride site). Toward end of season, this ride will meet earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due shorter evening daylight.


    Bulldog Ride

    Level B+: 17-17.5mph, 34 miles. Meet at Bulldog Statue, 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Kevin Cunningham, , 215-514-0903

    2,000 FT climbing. Bringing back the post COVID bulldog ride. We’ll go out towards chestnut hill, through oreland to militia hill and back for about 34 mile ride. Looking to have a fun, friendly ride- no one will be dropped if close to speeds posted. NOTE: Ride will be cancelled if there is more than 50% chance of rain between 5-8pm. Will be checking accuweather around 3pm. Leader: Kevin Cunningham, , 215-514-0903

  • WedJun. 232021
    Ride Yer Bike Tuesday on Wednesday (ad-hoc ride)

    Levels A-/B+: 16-17mph, B-: 13.5-14.5mph, C+/C: 12.5-13.5mph, 46 miles. Meet at Central Park, Doylestown. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Ride to Lahaska via Carversville and New Hope.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 and Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905 

    Bring yer bike & sense of adventure. Some days we'll ride familiar favorite routes, other days we'll scope out new routes. Today we'll be riding to Lahaska. The ride is routed to Mama Hawks (mile 26: light sandwiches, pizza and snacks). Multiple other choices of venues to be had. We'll have a quick porta-potty break at mile 10, and an optional park break on the return at mile 36. Expect good company, lots of safe, and low trafficked roads, and lots of gradual inclines and rolling hills - nothing overly steep, with Valley Road being the longest. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the posted pace. Must be willing to ride safely, obey traffic laws and follow: https://phillybikeclub.org/bcp_covid_19_rider_guidelines.pdf. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy - rain cancels. NOTE: Ride starts @ 9:00 June-Aug, 9:30 in Sept & 10:00 in Oct. The 4th Tues. of the month starts @ Central Pk, Doylestown. 5th Tues. (June 29 & Aug. 31) @ Centre Square Park, Blue Bell


    Conshocken- Feine cafe

    Level D: 10-11mph, 25-30 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Steve Perkiss, , 215-852-9093

    . Ride out and back on the Schuylkill River Trail. Enjoy a coffee and a pastry at Feine cafe in Conshohocken. Possible added loop across Manayunk bridge and through W. Laurel Hill cemetery. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels. Diana Dooley- +1 (215) 680-2322 and Steve Perkiss 215-852-9093 will lead this ride.


    Delightful, Delicious D (and D+/C-) Wednesday Evening Ride, with COVID Precautions in Effect

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 28 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36526910.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Most summer Wednesday evenings, weather permitting. Gently paced, post-work ride to pedal away stresses, suited for novices, newcomers to area, and/or anyone seeking low-intensity recovery ride. Peaceful roads Eastern Montgomery Co, w/brief rest stop. Please bring lights. COVID: social distance (20 ft apart while riding, >6 ft apart when stopped). Please bring mask & hand sanitizer. Preregistration saves you writing time at start. If you sign-in at start, please use hand sanitizer. Meet in parking lot of Flourtown Shop Ctr Bethlehem Pike (McDonald's in front, facing the Pike). Once a month, this ride may need to meet earlier in the afternoon, due to BCP Board meeting in the evening.


    Flourtown Regular Season (A-/B+ and B)

    Levels A-/B+: 17-18mph, B: 15.5-16.5mph, 25-40 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Scott Siegfried, , 610-496-1965 and David A. Kaplan, , 215-872-3919 

    Please join us for rides in Montgomery and Bucks counties. Ride distance will vary based on available daylight. Both groups will use the same route, just at slightly different speeds. We will not drop anyone, but please be sure that you are capable of maintaining the advertised average speed including some hill climbing. We are planning to maintain a group size of no more than 15 riders per group. We will post the ride route in advance for you to download to your device. Please RSVP. Rain at start time, or wet roads will cancel the ride. Our goal is to be back by sunset, but a taillight and headlight are recommended both early and late in the season given the shorter amount of daylight. This ride is a joint BCP/SCU ride.

  • ThuJun. 242021
    Thursday Morning Hill Ride/Conshy Combo

    Levels D: 10mph, 32 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Jeff Berger, , 302-562-0935 and Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037 

    NOTE THE EARLIER BEAT THE HEAT TIME: 9 AM. The earlier time should also get us to the Great American Pub before the lunch rush. We'll take the old BCP Valley Forge Cutoff for a variation on our usual Hill Ride and for a few extra miles and a few extra hills. Out Williamson and winding our way to Old Gulph for a glorious downhill to Matsonford Road and then into Conshohiocken for lunch at the Great American Pub. We'll return via River Road and Umbria. (This is a hill ride, after all.) Those who want can, of course, take the SRT and the canal trail. I will cancel by 8 AM if necessary. If the ride is not concealed it will be going.


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

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

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


    THURSDAY HILL B RIDE

    Level B: 15mph, 32 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Peak Daylight Ride.
    Leader: Chris Murray, , 443 742 8339

    A hillier ride out west that regroups at the top of major climbs. As the days lengthen, so does the ride and we should be nearing 35 miles by July. Bike lights are highly recommended. Please bring a mask for when off the bike and review Club rules for COVID-19. Rain cancellations will be listed on web site 1 hour prior to ride.


    Thursday Hill Ride C+

    Level C+: 13-14mph, 20 - 30 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

    A moderately hilly ride conquering Main Line hills that regroups at the top of each climb. As the days lengthen, so does the ride and we should be nearing 30 miles by July. No riders doing the listed pace will be dropped. Cue sheets will not be available. Bike lights are highly recommended. Optional after ride drink at Parks on Tap or Cosmic Cafe. Rain cancellations will be listed on web site 1 hour prior to ride. Pre-registration requested, but not required.


    "C"vilized Thursday Night Hill Ride

    Level C: 12mph, 24 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:01 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578

    A slower version of the Thursday night hill ride. We start at 6:01 . Preregistration requested but not required.

  • FriJun. 252021
    George Washington Bridge - Bayonne Bridge - Goethals Bridge

    Level D: 10mph, 45 miles. Meet at 30th Street Station. The ride leaves at 7:25 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    I hear that there is a bike trail over the Bayonne Bridge. Let's find out by taking the train to New York City. We will cycle from Pennsylvania Station over to the West side. Then ride up the Hudson River Greenway to the George Washington Bridge. Once over the Hudson River, we will turn south from Fort Lee, NJ to Bayonne, NJ going through Jersey City and Hoboken. It might take some discovery to find the bicycle approach to the Bayonne Bridge and patience in desending and off the bridge on Staten Island. From there we will ride over the Goethals Bridge into Elizabeth, NJ, taking the train back to Philly. We will catch the 7:44am train to Trenton, NJ then board the NJTRANSIT train bound for New York City, 8:56am arriving in Amtrak's Pennsylvania Station around 10:14 am. Since this is a fact finding ride, not sure of the timing from there. But getting the 3:37pm train in Elizabeth NJ or go afew stations south. Return to Philadelphia around 6pm. Limit to four including myself so three really because of SEPTA only allows two bikes to a car. Even though there might be five cars to the train, usually only two cars are open. Preregistration is a must. Meet at the Dunkn Donuts in the main lobby of AMTRAK 30th Street Station by 7:25 am. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    Friday Frolic w/Linda. UDHS to Graceful Glen Alpaca Farm in Telford, then Cup 'a Joe Cafe in Harleysville

    Level B-: 14mph, 49 miles. Start location to be determined. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36539116.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    For 6/25: Pretty and scenic meandering loop through Montgomery and Bucks Counties. Quick rest stop at Wawa in Colmar at Mile 16. Photo stop at peaceful Graceful Glen Alpaca Farm at Mile 27. Lunch at Cup 'a Joe Cafe in Harleysville at Mile 30. Return from Harleysville via West Point and Ambler. Total elevation 2413 ft, with most climbing in the first half. 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.. Please check daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. 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.

  • SatJun. 262021
    Toss of the Dice 2.0 - 7 Creeks and a River.

    Levels B-: 14mph, C+: 14mph, 44 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:15 am. The on-line route map is 7 Creeks + River.
    Leaders: Joseph M. Pless, , 610-937-9010 and Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555 

    Various friendly rides per DAILY RIDE CALENDAR departing FROM THE PARKING ATTENDANT BOOTH at specified time and ranging 35-80 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. This week, Myra Vaninwegan's classic route to Wayne, with break stop at the Gryphon Cafe. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Preregistration encouraged but not required. Note: this is a single group ride with one leader in front and one leader sweeping.


    Vincentown, NJ

    Level D: 10mph, 65 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

    A friend of mine mentioned Vincentown, NJ to me. I thought, I know that town from cycling with the Cycling Enthusiasts bike club in the middle years of the nineteen seventies! Wow! I haven't been there in 35 years. We will ride up through the River Wards of Philadelphia, walking our bikes across the Tacony Palmyra Bridge. From there to Vincetown over the back roads. Returning a creative route back. An all day ride. Bring a few snacks incase there is no refreshment places until Vincentown. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    Barmouth 'BIG C' to the Chester Creek Trail

    Level C+/C: 11.5-12mph, 46 miles. Meet at Bsrmouth Station Trail Head parking lot. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    If you can ride to the start, please ride. Parking is limited: About 20 spaces at Barmouth (end of Levering Mill Rd at the top of the West Laurel Hill cemetery trail), about 20 spaces at Cynwyd Station at the top of the Cynwyd Trail (corner of Bala Av and Montgomery Av), about 20 spaces at Bala Cynwyd Park (Trevor Ln and Llandrillo Rd) 300 feet up the trail from the start. I am starting at Barmouth to keep the ride distance reasonable and stay closer to Philly for BCP riders. You MAY want to arrive EARLY (15 minutes?) to make sure you get parking. We will see how it goes :) OK, now the ride. Lollipop loop. Out and back through Penn Wynne and Havetown, down to Media for H2O at WAWA. Chester Creek Trail (I suggest the camera often, but this trail is especially nice). Up through Chester Park in Brookhaven, then Rabbit Run Rd, Possum Hollow Rd, Bicyclists Baltimore Pike, WAWA H2O #2, then back up to Havertown for the return trip. There are a couple of steep hills. We will wait at the top for everyone. Moderate pace, 2 H2O stops, a lot of neighborhoods, and the CCT.


    CANCELLED Willow Grove to New Hope

    Level C: 12mph, 35 miles. Meet at Willow Grove Train Station. The ride leaves at 10:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Adam Mitry, , 215-470-2456

    Posponed Due To Wet Roads So, this is my first led ride in quite some time. The route is pretty straightfoward (and adventurous). This ride leaves from the Willow Grove Train Station (for those in Philly). If you want to drive to the station, the lot is free. We will ride into New Hope for a stroll and a quick lunch. After lunch, we will ride to Yardley to catch the train back to the city. We can also go to Trenton depending on the schedules. SEPTA runs every 2 hours on weekends. A couple of WAWA stops too as it will be a bit humid. NOTE- The West Trenton line stops in Jenkintown..I usually bike home from there. The Trenton line goes all the way to CC. The milage from Jenkintown to WG is about 4.5

  • SunJun. 272021
    Main Street 'Middle C' to Bryn Athyn and Upper Pennypack Trail

    Level C: 11.5-12mph, 39 miles. Meet at Main Street Manayunk Movie Theater. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

    Meet in the WEST END of the parking lot by the PENCOYD BRIDGE :) The Upper Pennypack Trail is crushed stone dust and gravel. Mostly small, pea sized gravel. I have done it on a road bike 2 times in the past. I will be using 25mm tires. Bring wider tires if you want, but most (33) of today’s miles are on pavement so a mountain bike will make it a difficult ride. This ride is modified from a longer route so the H2O stops are not symmetrical: 12 and 27 miles. It will be a hot day. We will stop both times to top off the H2O. Very scenic. Some hills. Moderate pace with regrouping at hill tops and traffic signals. Remember sun screen, camera, etc :)


    Recovery Ride with Coffee

    Level B-: 15mph Meet at Beside the Art Museum/start of MLK Drive. The ride leaves at 9:03 am.
    Leader: Simon Shin, ,

    A longer zone 1 recovery ride with a coffee stop midway (will not exceed 15 mph). Expect anywhere from 45 to 55 miles with about 2,800 to 3,300 ft of elevation. First person to show up determines distance and elevation to his/her preference from the range noted above. Rain cancels. Was kidding about the Tuna.


    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, Slow) paced ride through Fairmount Park and beyond. There might be time for a brief lesson in an essential biking skill. Please bring Helmet & mask (required by club). You should have plenty of water for hot summer weather, extra tube, sunscreen, and $ for mid-ride snack.


    C Spin-off to Stoneleigh and Conshohocken

    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 Stoneleigh in Villanova for a bathroom break and then to the Conshohocken Wawa for a snack stop. Return via River Road. True C ride which cheerfully waits to regroup. Some climbing required. Bring a mask for snack stop. No ride if rain at start or 50 percent or more chance of rain during the ride. Pre-registration is not required but greatly preferred.

  • MonJun. 282021
    Havertown, PA

    Level D: 10-11mph, 25 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 9:00 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 at the top. We will stop for a snack in Havertown. Earlier start for a hot day so please bring plenty of water.


    GREEN VISTAS of CHESTER COUNTY - Rescheduled to Monday, due to event ride on Sunday

    Level B-: 14mph, 69 miles. Meet at Hillsdale Elementary School, 725 West Market St, West Chester, PA. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30377938.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Pretty, scenic meander through Chester County, based on/adapted from an annual charity event ride (Chester County Challenge for Cancer Ride, to benefit Chester County Hospital). That event is virtual this year. This route has been modified to include convenience stores as rest stops. Cycle past peaceful, green landscapes and farms, with multiple crossings of the picturesque Brandywine Creek. Total climbing is 5100 ft, but, there are also flat & gently rolling stretches along the creek, and in the farmlands. Quick convenience store stop at Mile 11, to stock up on fluids and snacks. Lunch stop is at Mile 35 in Parkesburg, at the Turkey Hill mini-mart. On the return, we have an ice cream parlor stop (with outdoor patio) at Mile 55 in Unionville. Start/Finish at Hillsdale School is near the intersection of W. Market and Bradford Ave. Please arrive by 8:15, in order to leave by 8:30.


    COS (Church of the Savior) Monday Multi-Level Group Rides, Wayne, PA

    Level A through D: 10-18.5mph, 20-35 miles. Meet at Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Thomas Beckett, , 610-733-7030

    WE'RE BACK!!!!!!!! Come ride with the largest evening cycling group in the Delaware Valley Ride Level: D thru A This ride is cross listed at the SCU Meetup site. Please pre-register here or there so that we can get a count of riders before we start. COVID-19 Protocols are still in effect. Please review these on BCP websites. We have experienced ride leaders and sweep riders so no one gets lost! We do not ride on holidays that fall on a Monday ( Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc.). Rain cancels the ride but look at Meetup or here for last minute updates when weather is questionable.


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

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

    Scheduled for most Monday evenings throughout the summer. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity, relaxed, recovery ride. Cycle peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery Co. Mileage will depend on the length of evening daylight. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on our return. Occasionally, this Monday evening ride may be cancelled, if there is a special club event at another location, e.g., a Member Appreciation/Tailgate Social at a larger ride site. Toward the end of the season (late September), this ride will need to leave earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due to evening daylight ending earlier.

  • TueJun. 292021
    Ride Yer Bike Tuesday (note: Centre Square Park start!)

    Levels A-/B+: 16-17mph, B-: 13.5-14.5mph, C+/C: 12.5-13.5mph, 39 miles. Meet at Centre Square Park (please park near the bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Alpaca Ride.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 and Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905 

    ring yer bike & sense of adventure. Some days we'll ride familiar favorite routes, other days we'll scope out new routes. Today we'll ride to the Graceful Glen Alpaca Farm @ mile 16. The route is a mostly familar one, but with a few new wrinkles. We'll cross the recently opened Township Line Rd/Rte. 202 intersection, and also check out Morris Rd. which was just repaved. Exciting stuff. Expect good company, lots of safe and low trafficked country roads and a variety of hills (not overly hilly, but some climbs here and there). Early rest stop at Towamencin Park @ mile 9, and lunch stop in Skippack @ mile 27 - choice between the Italian Market and Wawa. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to maintain the posted pace. Must be willing to ride safely, obey traffic laws and follow: https://phillybikeclub.org/bcp_covid_19_rider_guidelines.pdf. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy - rain cancels, but will likely reschedule for Wed. NOTE: Ride starts @ 9:00 June-Aug, 9:30 in Sept & 10:00 in Oct. The 4th Tues. of the month starts @ Central Pk, Doylestown. 5th Tues. (June 29 & Aug. 31) @ Centre Square Park, Blue Bell


    Tandem Tuesday

    Level Tandem: 13mph, 38 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The tandem ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35963264.
    Leader: Manny Menendez, , 610-291-0625

    The tandem ride leaves at 9:00 am. Tuesday Tandem ride with singles welcome. Ride will head north from VFNP on the SRT and Perkiomen Trail (hard packed gravel surface) to the town of Schwenksville, PA. Here we leave the trail and ride on quiet country roads through the towns of Limerick and Royersford. We will take a lunch stop at the Pink Moose in Royersford. After lunch it is smooth ride back to VFNP on the SRT . No drops. Pre-registration preferred but not required. Bring water, snacks, and money for lunch.


    Narberth - G.E.T.

    Level D: 10mph, 17 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    Our weekly easy ride to Narberth, PA will stop at Great Expectations Together, G.E.T.. We will try a different way home than the usual. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels


    Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Tuesday Evening Edition COVID PRECAUTIONS in Effect

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

    Scheduled for most Tuesday evenings throughout summer. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away the day's stresses, suited for novice riders, newcomers to the area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. Relaxed pace, peaceful roads in Eastern Montgomery Co. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on return. This Tuesday night ride meets every week throughout summer, weather permitting, unless there is another special club event in a different location (e.g., Member Appreciation Tailgate Social at a multi-group ride site). Toward end of season, this ride will meet earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due shorter evening daylight.

  • WedJun. 302021
    Delightful, Delicious D (and D+/C-) Wednesday AFTERNOON Ride, with Change of Location

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 15-30 miles. Meet at 7420 St. Martins Lane - the end of St. Martin's Ln, near Huron St, and near the trailhead to enter the park near Cresheim Creek. The ride leaves at 2:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    For 6/30: Leader has a meeting at 5:00pm in Chestnut Hill, so today's ride will meet earlier, in Chestnut Hill. Most summer Wednesday evenings, weather permitting. Gently paced, post-work ride to pedal away stresses, suited for novices, newcomers to area, and/or anyone seeking low-intensity recovery ride. Peaceful roads Eastern Montgomery Co, w/brief rest stop. Please bring lights. COVID: social distance (20 ft apart while riding, >6 ft apart when stopped). Please bring mask & hand sanitizer. Preregistration saves you writing time at start. If you sign-in at start, please use hand sanitizer. Meet (for today only, 6/30) on St. Martin's Lane near the park trailhead in Chestnut Hill. Once a month, this ride may need to meet earlier in the afternoon, due to BCP Board meeting in the evening.


    CANCELLED Flourtown Regular Season (A-/B+ and B)

    Levels A-/B+: 17-18mph, B: 15.5-16.5mph, 25-40 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Fourtown Wednesday Ride.
    Leaders: Scott Siegfried, , 610-496-1965 and David A. Kaplan, , 215-872-3919 

    Please join us for rides in Montgomery and Bucks counties. Ride distance will vary based on available daylight. Both groups will use the same route, just at slightly different speeds. We will not drop anyone, but please be sure that you are capable of maintaining the advertised average speed including some hill climbing. We are planning to maintain a group size of no more than 15 riders per group. We will post the ride route in advance for you to download to your device. Please RSVP. Rain at start time, or wet roads will cancel the ride. Our goal is to be back by sunset, but a taillight and headlight are recommended both early and late in the season given the shorter amount of daylight. This ride is a joint BCP/SCU ride.

 June, 2021

RSVP to Picnic

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