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Grouped by Day Listing Calendar | Standard List

 January 2022 

  • SatJan. 012022
    A New Year's Day D Ride to Anywhere (ad-hoc ride)

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

    Since the New Year's Mummers day parade has been canceled, let's at least ride anywhere if KYW is NOT reporting rain outside their studio at 8am BUT if KYW IS reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start (8am) ride cancels!0


    CANCELLED Toss of the Dice 2.0 - Newton Square

    Level B-/C+: 14-15mph, 47 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 3 Circles.
    Leader: 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. Coffee/bagel stop in Newton Square. Bring: spare tube, tire levers, and multi-tool. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Ride will be pushed to Sunday if weather bad. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Preregistration requested.


    CANCELLED The Experiment - West Chester

    Level B-: 14mph, 35-80 miles. Meet at South Ardmore Park - Parking Area 39.99575062256815, -75.29031942261173. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is West Chester.
    Leader: Joseph Pless, , 610-937-9010

    Various friendly rides per DAILY RIDE CALENDAR (mostly heading west, south west or north west) leaving at specified time and ranging 35-80 miles. Typical destinations include but not limited to: Brandywine creek area, Valley Forge and Kimberton. 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 basic tools. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Preregistration required. Cue sheets available upon request.


    CANCELLED Ride to the Mummers Parade

    Level D: 9-12mph, 24-30 miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 11:30 am.
    Leader: Chuck Herbert, , 215-430-3222

    The Mummers Parade will not be held on Saturday, Jan. 1. The ride is cancelled.

  • SunJan. 022022
    CANCELLED Hike - Sunday Morning in the Wissahickon

    Hike Moderate Pace on Moderate Trails, 5.6 miles. Meet at North Mt. Pleasant Place Trailhead . The hike leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38238836.
    Leaders: Chuck Herbert, , 215-430-3222 and Jim Ruddick, , 215-589-0028 

    Today's hike has been canceled because of very wet trails, For our safety and for the good of the trails.


    Newton Square

    Level B-/C+: 14-15mph, 47 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. The on-line route map is 3 Circles Tour.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

    A friendly ride to Newton Square for coffee and bagels. Bring spare tire etc. Check listing on day of ride as ride may be cancelled 1 hour before if weather if not good. Bring mask just in case. Preregistration requested.


    Sunny Sunday Afternoon D Ride

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

    Let's continue to cycle into this new year by continuing this novice, educational, social introduction to club rides. Safety instructions, description of the ride, suggestions for winter cycling clothes and equipment will be discussed. Then we will cycle in the East and West Fairmont Park ending at Artesano Cafe for coffee and pastry. All you need is a working bicycle and a bicycle helmet. If KYW is reporting rain, snow or icy road conditions outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off

    Level C: 12mph Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm.
    Leader: Chuck Martin, , 215-923-1887

    A true C ride, which cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles with a lunch or snack stop. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign.


    Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble Ride - St. Martins Train Station to Springhouse Whole Foods or GIANT Market

    Level B-: 14mph, 38 miles. Meet at St. Martin's Station. The ride leaves at 1:10 pm. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11122586.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    FOR 1/2/2022: HAPPY NEW YEAR! Pretty meander from St. Martins train station in Chestnut Hill to the Whole Foods Market (or GIANT Market) in Springhouse, via Flourtown, Oreland, Ft. Washington, North Wales, Gwynedd, and Ambler, on the return. Total climbing 1719 ft. Rest break at Whole Foods (or GIANT) Market is at Mile 25. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic loop, thru Mont.Co. or Lower Bucks, brief rest stop. MEETING POINTS WILL VARY, based on the various Start/Finish points of the morning hike somewhere in the Wissahickon. Return by 5:00pm. Distance will be determined by sunset time. Please bring LIGHTS. Details posted each week. Every Sun during winter hike season, weather permitting, w/possible exception Valentine's Day weekend. If weather not bike-friendly, ride may be replaced by snow activity. Keep moving through winter - maintain base fitness for spring cycling in March. COVID PRECAUTIONS will be maintained, based on the current public health guidelines in effect at the time.

  • MonJan. 032022
    CANCELLED Tricycle

    Level D: 10-11mph, 22 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 the SRT- nice easy ride to Tricycle- ride back on the SRT , over the Manayunk bridge, through the W. Laurel Hill cemetery.. Diana Dooley and I will lead the ride.

  • TueJan. 042022
    Narberth, PA - 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

    Easy ride to Narberth, PA and a strange route back. Our coffee stop will be at Great Expectations Together. If KYW is reporting rain, snow, or icy road conditions outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.

  • WedJan. 052022
    Haddonfield, NJ - the Bistro

    Level D: 10mph, 26 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 Haddonfield Bistro is our destination today. Riding along the Cooper River in Cooper River Park will be our route there. The return route will be along the south side of the Cooper River in Cooper River Park. Of course this requires cycle over the Ben Franklin Bridge and back. If KYW is reporting rain, snow, or icy road conditions outside their studio, ride cancels.

  • ThuJan. 062022
    Thursday Morning Hill Ride

    Level C-: 11mph, 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: Paul di Francesco, , 215 459 3174

    Level D+: 11mph The ride leaves at 10:00 am. We will go down Mill Creek Rd to Flat Rock Park, then up Waverly to Youngsford Rd, Old Gulf Rd and back down to the Cynwyd Trail If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    Thursday Hills

    Level C: 12mph, 25 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 2:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578

    Thursday hills moving to 2:00 as the sunset gets later. We will try to continue into 2022 what Chuck Martin so well began.

  • FriJan. 072022
    Paper Trail Bike Coffee Shop - Rittenhouse Town, Wisahicon Park

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

    We are going back to the Papper Trail Bike Coffee Shop in Rittenhouse Town, Wisahicon Park after a hiatus of two weeks. Don't hold your breath that the Wisahicon bike will be open anytime soon. That route is the easiest so we are forced to finish take a harder route out but a reasonably easy route home. If KYW is reporting rain, snow, or icy road conditions outside their studio, ride cancels.


    Friday Frolic w/Linda. SNOW DAY: Hike on Forbidden Drive

    Level B-/C+: 13-14mph, ~5 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 10:30 am. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    1/7: Enjoy the fresh snow with a hike on Forbidden Drive. Please bring hiking poles and traction cleats. Meet at Bruno's, and head to & from the Valley Green Inn. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Enjoy scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. Explore pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties -- Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, etc. Starting points will vary, so that we can cycle through different regions. Please check daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map provided for each ride. If weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a hike/walk, or snow activity. As long as we are enjoying outdoor exercise, and Mother Nature, in the company of friends, we'll have a memorable outing.

  • SatJan. 082022
    CANCELLED Cobbs Creek Trail Cleanup

    Level D: 11.5mph, 14 miles. Meet at Cadence Cycling and Cafe 201 S. 25th St Philadelphia. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://www.strava.com/routes/2903789373153152620.
    Leader: Rob Gusky, , 920-573-5128

    Help keep Philadelphia clean by joining forces with the Ambassadors of Cobbs Creek Park. We'll ride into Southwest Philly along the trails at Bartram's Garden to our cleanup destination on the Cobbs Creek Trail. Lunch stop to be determined by popular vote. NOTE: Please bring a leaf rake if possible; bags and gloves will be provided


    CANCELLED Toss of the Dice 2.0 - Short Winter Ride

    Level B-/C+: 14-15mph, 30 -33 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.
    Leader: 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. With a predicted of high of 32°F this will be a ~ 32 mile hill ride with no break. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Preregistration requested.


    The Experiment - Buttery New Way - 32 miles

    Level B-: 14mph, 35-80 miles. Meet at South Ardmore Park - Parking Area 39.99575062256815, -75.29031942261173. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. The on-line route map is Buttery New Way .
    Leader: Joseph Pless, , 610-937-9010

    Various friendly rides per DAILY RIDE CALENDAR (mostly heading west, south west or north west) leaving at specified time and ranging 35-80 miles IF TEMP IS >30ºF AT START. Typical destinations include but not limited to: Brandywine creek area, Valley Forge and Kimberton. 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 basic tools. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Preregistration required. Cue sheets available upon request.


    CANCELLED Chatty Will Roady's Birthday Ride to Media

    Levels C: 12mph, D: 10mph, 42 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: William Ehrich, , 610-348-2616 and Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037 

    CHANGE shorter and later on account of cold. 67 Kilometers. Riding to Media through Swarthmore for Ocean City Coffee Co. On to Bryn Mawr for soup. Drop down to Conshohocken. in on the SRT. 1600 feet climbing. looks like cold and clear weather.


    SNOW-SHOEING in VALLEY FORGE PARK (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-: 14mph, 4-5 miles. Meet at General Von Steuben statue parking lot, Valley Forge Park Rd (PA-23) at North Inner Line Drive. The ride leaves at 1:30 pm.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Enjoy the recent snowfall (before it melts away tomorrow!) with some fun snowshoeing around some of the trails of Valley Forge National Park. After our snow outing, we can visit the Chapel Cabin Shop behind the Washington Memorial Chapel for a hot coffee and snack.

  • SunJan. 092022
    Hike the Wissahickon -- HIKE IS ON!!

    Hike Moderate Pace on Moderate Trails, 6-7 miles. Meet at Blue Bell Park. The hike leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Debbie Hoellein, , 215-833-5545, James R. McClory, , (609) 513-1714 and Jim Ruddick, , 215-589-0028 

    Join us on an intermediate hike in the beautiful Wissahickon Gorge starting at Blue Bell Park (842 W. Walnut Lane). Because it is a gorge, expect some rocky uphills and downhills. We may visit some sites of historical and cultural interest. NOTE: We request that all hikers bring a mask to the hike. Hiking shoes or boots make hiking easier. Ice grippers for your footwear are recommended depending upon trail conditions. Well-behaved dogs are welcome, but must remain on leash at all times. There is a bathroom break at 5.5 miles (assuming it is open).


    CANCELLED Sunny Sunday D Ride--Darn! wet and slippery roads

    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 depending on the weather. Please wear helmet and have mask available if required at rest stop (required by club rules). Please dress appropriately for the weather, extra tube and tools for fixing a flat, water, and $ for mid-ride snack stop.


    CANCELLED Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off - Wet roads risk of rain and ice

    Level C: 12mph Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm.
    Leader: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578

    A true C ride, which cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles with a lunch or snack stop. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign.


    Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble Ride from Blue Bell Park, if rain holds off

    Level B-: 14mph, 30-38 miles. Meet at Blue Bell Hill Park, 842 West Walnut Lane. The ride leaves at 1:15 pm. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    If the weather is dry, ride will meet at Blue Bell Park, 842 West Walnut Lane near Park Line Drive (start/finish of BCP's morning Wissahickon hike). Ride distance will depend on the weather....cycle through Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill, then down to Spring Mill and the SRT outbound toward Valley Forge & Oaks. If it begins to rain, we will turn around immediately. Ride is cancelled if it's raining at the start time. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic loop, thru Mont.Co. or Lower Bucks, brief rest stop. MEETING POINTS WILL VARY, based on the various Start/Finish points of the morning hike somewhere in the Wissahickon. Return by 5:00pm. Distance will be determined by sunset time. Please bring LIGHTS. Details posted each week. Every Sun during winter hike season, weather permitting, w/possible exception Valentine's Day weekend. If weather not bike-friendly, ride may be replaced by snow activity. Keep moving through winter - maintain base fitness for spring cycling in March. COVID PRECAUTIONS will be maintained, based on the current public health guidelines in effect at the time.

  • MonJan. 102022
    Conshohocken- tricycle

    Level D: 10-11mph, 22 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 the SRT- nice easy ride to Tricycle- ride back on the SRT , over the Manayunk bridge, through the W. Laurel Hill cemetery.. Diana Dooley and I will lead the ride.

  • TueJan. 112022
    Not Narberth, PA - Not Le Petit Mitron - Little Pete's - in The Philadelphian

    Level D: 10mph, I 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

    Today's ride will not go to Narberth, PA but instead cycle one mile or less to Little Pete's for our COLD but warm breakfast ride. Bring proof of Covid vacation. We will take a different route back to the start! If KYW is reporting rain, snow or icy road conditions outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.

  • WedJan. 122022
    Haddonfield, NJ - Haddonfield Bistro

    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 Haddonfield Bistro is our destination today. Riding along the Cooper River in Cooper River Park will be our route there. The return route will be along the south side of the Cooper River in Cooper River Park. Of course this requires cycle over the Ben Franklin Bridge and back. If KYW is reporting rain, snow, or icy road conditions outside their studio, ride cancels.

  • ThuJan. 132022
    Thursday Morning Hill Ride

    Level C- through D: 11mph, 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: Paul di Francesco, , 215 459 3174

    Hagy's Ford Rd all the way to Hollow Rd and down to Flat Rock Park. Then up Mill Creek to Conshohocken State Rd and Rock Hill Rd. Lunch at The Landing Kitchen


    Thursday Hills

    Level C: 12mph, 25 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 2:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578

    Thursday hills moving to 2:00 as the sunset gets later. We will try to continue into 2022 what Chuck Martin so well began.

  • FriJan. 142022
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. Sunshine & Hot Coffee to Warm Up a Winter Day - Ambler to Broad Street Grinds in Souderton

    Level B-: 14mph, 39 miles. Meet at Weaver's Way Co-op in Ambler, 217 E. Butler Pike. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38349369.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    FOR 1/14: Pretty loop in Montgomery County in search of a good cup of hot coffee. The cafe at the mid-way point (Broad Street Grind in Souderton) is very popular among club members who know their coffee. Today's route has been changed, due to an improvement in the weather forecast - high temperature in the mid-40's. Today's route will meander through West Point, Hatfield, Lansdale, and Gwynedd. Total elevation 1957 ft. Start/Finish: Parking lot of Weaver's Way Co-Op Market on Butler Ave in downtown Ambler. Rest rooms are available inside Weaver's Way. Please zoom in on the RWGPS.com map link to view the meeting point. Please dress warmly in layers. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Enjoy scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. Explore pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties -- Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, etc. Starting points will vary, so that we can cycle through different regions. Please check daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map provided for each ride. If weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a hike/walk, or snow activity. As long as we are enjoying outdoor exercise, and Mother Nature, in the company of friends, we'll have a memorable outing.


    Paper Trail Bike Coffee - Rittenhouse Town, Wisahicon Park

    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 are going back to the Papper Trail Bike Coffee Shop in Rittenhouse Town, Wisahicon Park after a hiatus of two weeks. Don't hold your breath that the Wisahicon bike will be open anytime soon. That route is the easiest so we are forced to finish take a harder route out but a reasonably easy route home. If KYW is reporting rain, snow, or icy road conditions outside their studio, ride cancels.

  • SatJan. 152022
    CANCELLED Another Birthday Ride

    Level D: 10-12mph, 74 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Ginnie Zipf, , 610-529-3214

    This will be a flat ride all along the SRT. Coffee at Dunkin Donuts in Norristown then continue on until we hit 37 miles and turn around. The Pink Moose Cafe is closed for their winter holiday so we will probably stop in Phoenixville for lunch. If KYW is reporting rain, snow or icy conditions outside their studio, ride cancels. Don't forget to pack your bicycle lights.


    CANCELLED Toss of the Dice 2.0 - Too #**$%!! cold to ride.

    Level B-/C+: 14-15mph, 30 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.
    Leader: 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.This week, a no-stop hill ride. If high temperature for the day is predicted to be less than 30 F ride will be cancelled - check web site ahead of time.Preregistration requested.


    CANCELLED The Experiment

    Level B-: 14mph, 35-80 miles. Meet at South Ardmore Park - Parking Area 39.99575062256815, -75.29031942261173. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Joseph Pless, , 610-937-9010

    Various friendly rides per DAILY RIDE CALENDAR (mostly heading west, south west or north west) leaving at specified time and ranging 35-80 miles. Typical destinations include but not limited to: Brandywine creek area, Valley Forge and Kimberton. 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 basic tools. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Preregistration required. Cue sheets available upon request.


    Plan B - Winter Hike in Valley Forge National Park

    Hike Moderate Pace on Moderate Trails, 6.3 miles. Meet at Parking lot next to General Von Steuben Statue and Varnum's Quarters, on Valley Forge Rd/PA-23 at North Inner Line DriveRd/PA-23. The hike leaves at 10:00 am. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34852149.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Scenic hike with some historic landmarks here and there. Climb over Mount Joy and Mount Misery, as well as cross Valley Creek on the Knox Covered Bridge. Most of our route will be on unpaved hiking trails. Hiking poles and sturdy hiking shoes are strongly recommended. Total climbing 993 ft. After the hike, we can go for a hot cup of coffee, if hikers are interested. PLEASE PREREGISTER at the link below, so that your contact info is printed neatly for the Leader. This will save you writing time at the start. START/FINISH POINT: the parking lot next to the General Von Steuben Statue and Varnum's Quarters, ~4801 Valley Forge Park Rd/PA-23, at North Inner Line Drive. Please click on the route map link to zoom in on the meeting point.


    Saturday Morning Temperature Ride

    Level D: 9-12mph, ? miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

    OWLS paced ride through Fairmount Park and beyond. The distance will depend on the weather. If the temperature at the start of the ride is 22 degrees, our ride will be 22 miles. Please wear helmet and have mask available if required by our rest stop location. Please dress for cold weather, i.e., gloves and glove liners, long johns, layers of appropriate materials, wool socks, thermax sock, and sock liners. Please bring extra tube, water, $ for mid ride warmup drink, chap lip applicator. We can still have a good time in the fresh clear weather.


    Polar Bear Ride - Le Bus, East Falls (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 11 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    A blast of cold air will propel we brave riders up the MLK Dr to East Falls where we will get a warm respite inside Le Bus at the corner of Midvale and Ridge Avenues. Bring proof of Covid vacation. Of course dress in many layers that will make you look like the Michelin Man. For me, this will be training for next week 's bicycle tour to Washington, DC with the predicted temperature highs will only be 26 degrees! If KYW is reporting rain, snow, or icy road conditions out side their studio, ride cancels. Note no mention of temperature!

  • SunJan. 162022
    Hike the Wissahickon

    Hike Swift Pace on Moderate Trails, 5.5 miles. Meet at Walnut Lane Golf Course. The hike leaves at 9:30 am. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38230361.
    Leader: Jim Ruddick, , 215-589-0028

    FOR 1/16: Let's meet for a pretty & rejuvenating adventure through the Wissahickon, but we plan to finish up by 12:30, if you want to see the Eagles playoff game. Scenic meander from the Golf Course (800 Walnut Lane, Phila.) to the Yellow Trail and then cross Fobidden Dr. to the Orange Trail and then back up the hill to Lover's Leap and back to the Golf Course. NOTE: We request that all hikers bring a mask to wear as we gather at the start of the hike and when we take breaks. As long as we distance when hiking, there is no need to wear mask while hiking. There are steep and rocky uphills and downhills. There is a bathroom break just past the 1/2 way point at Kitchen's Lane. Hiking boots/shoes recommended and YakTrax if icy. Well behaved dogs welcome, but must be on leash at all times.


    Sunny Sunday Afternoon D Ride

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

    Let's continue to cycle into this new year by continuing this novice, educational, social introduction to club rides. Safety instructions, description of the ride, suggestions for winter cycling clothes and equipment will be discussed. Then we will cycle in the East and West Fairmont Park ending at Artesano Cafe for coffee and pastry. All you need is a working bicycle and a bicycle helmet. If KYW is reporting rain, snow or icy road conditions outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off

    Level C: 12mph Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm.
    Leader: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578

    A true C ride, which cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles with a lunch or snack stop. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign.


    Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble - Walnut Lane Golf Course to Warrington

    Level B-/C+: 13-14mph, 40 miles. Meet at Walnut Lane Golf Course. The ride leaves at 1:00 pm. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26938466.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    For 1/16/22: Walnut Lane Golf Course to Warrington. Rest break at Mile 22 in Warrington - Wegman's Food Court. No ride if it's raining. 2185 total ft climbing. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic loop, thru Mont.Co. or Lower Bucks, brief rest stop. Return by 5:00pm. Please bring LIGHTS. Details posted each week. Every Sun during winter hike season, weather permitting, w/possible exception Valentine's weekend. If weather not bike-friendly, ride may be replaced by snow activity. Keep moving through winter - maintain base fitness for spring cycling in March.

  • MonJan. 172022
    CANCELLED MLK Day of Service - Seorabol - Tacony Creek Trail

    Level D: 11.5mph, 25 miles. Meet at Fitler Square. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://www.strava.com/routes/2914604638142131226.
    Leader: Rob Gusky, , 920-573-5128

    Plan is to partner with Ya Fav Trashman on a big cleanup he has organized in Olney. After that we'll head over to Seorabol to experience some of the best Korean food Philly has to offer. On the return home the hidden beauty of the paved Tacony Creek Trail awaits us.


    MLK Holiday Ride (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 10 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    Hoping the snow truned to rain will be over by noon. Let's go for a short ride over the almost finished Delaware River, Penn's Landing, class A bike trail. Returning to center city coffee shop at 16th and the Parkway for a hot drink to warm our cold souls. If KYW is reporting rain, snow or icy road conditions outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.

  • TueJan. 182022
    Narberth, PA - Le Petit Mitron

    Level D: 10mph, 19 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 easy Tuesday morning ride will go to the French Bakery, Le Petit Mitron in Narberth, PA. We will take the regular route out and the wonderful route back down Bryn Mawr Ave! If KYW is reporting rain, snow or icy road conditions one hour prior to start, ride cancels.

  • WedJan. 192022
    Ride to Conshy

    Level D: 11mph, 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: Diana Dooley, , 215 680 2322

    Let's go back to Conshohocken after a weather hiatus. We'll meet at Cosmic Cafe at 10:00 on Wed Jan 19th. We will ride out the SRT up to 4th st Deli, back River Road to Cynwyd Trail and through the cemetery. Rain, ice, sleet, snow or unbearable cold temps cancels ride. Diana Dooley and Steve Perkiss will lead the ride. 215-680-2322. Register by Wed at 10:00. jan

  • ThuJan. 202022
    CANCELLED Thursday Morning Hill Ride

    Levels C: 12mph, C-: 11mph, 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.
    Leaders: Paul di Francesco, , 215 459 3174 and Ginnie Zipf, , 610-529-3214 

    We will ride to Bryn Mawr by way of Old Gulf to Williamson, onto Black Rock Rd etc. Lunch at Mom's Organic mkt, then return through Bryn Mawr by way of an interesting route that bypasses Lancaster Ave almost completely.


    CANCELLED Thursday Hills

    Level C: 12mph, 25 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 2:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578

    Thursday hills moving to 2:00 as the sunset gets later. We will try to continue into 2022 what Chuck Martin so well began.

  • FriJan. 212022
    Winter Friday Frolic w/Linda. Short, knobby-tire bike ride on the SRT, or Hike in the Wissahickon, depending on road conditions

    Level B-/C+: 13-14mph, 25 miles or less miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Due to wet weather on Thursday, the 1/21 Friday Folic will either be a short bike ride on the SRT, or, a hike in the Wissahickon, depending on road conditions. If we ride, knobby-tires are recommended. If we hike, hiking poles, sturdy hiking shoes and microspikes for the trails are strongly recommended. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Enjoy scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. Explore pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties -- Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, etc. Starting points will vary, so that we can cycle through different regions. Please check daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map provided for each ride. If weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a hike/walk, or snow activity. As long as we are enjoying outdoor exercise, and Mother Nature, in the company of friends, we'll have a memorable outing.


    Paper Trail Bike Coffee Shop - Rittenhouse Town, Wisahicon Park

    Level D: 10mph, 22 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 are going back to the Papper Trail Bike Coffee Shop in Rittenhouse Town, Wisahicon Park after a hiatus of two weeks. Don't hold your breath that the Wisahicon bike will be open anytime soon. That route is the easiest so we are forced to finish take a harder route out but a reasonably easy route home. If KYW is reporting rain, snow, or icy road conditions outside their studio, ride cancels.

  • SatJan. 222022
    CANCELLED Sylvia's Birthday Ride - Devon Yards

    Level D: 10mph, 57? 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

    Sylvia is requesting to repeat her birthday ride on her actual birthday! Last year she requested 50 some miles, one hill for every decade of her marvelous life, plus a temperature predicted high in the high 40's. It took us three months last year to meet her demans! Devon Yards will be our destination, taking the same route out which fulfilled her hill requesting and then some. We got in 50 some miles, but not exactly one miles for her age but a charming woman never reveals her ture age, so that's that. If KYW is reporting rain, snow or icy road conditions outside side their studio one hour prior to start and the predicted high is not 49 degrees the ride cancels but there will some kind of ride no matter what the temperature is!


    CANCELLED Toss of the Dice 2.0 - Too cold to be fun!

    Level B-/C+: 14-15mph, 30 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.
    Leader: 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 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 preferred.


    CANCELLED The Experiment

    Level B-: 14mph, 35-80 miles. Meet at South Ardmore Park - Parking Area 39.99575062256815, -75.29031942261173. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Joseph Pless, , 610-937-9010

    Various friendly rides per DAILY RIDE CALENDAR (mostly heading west, south west or north west) leaving at specified time and ranging 35-80 miles. Typical destinations include but not limited to: Brandywine creek area, Valley Forge and Kimberton. 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 basic tools. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Preregistration required. Cue sheets available upon request.


    Plan B Winter Hike - EVANSBURG STATE PARK/SKIPPACK CREEK

    Hike Moderate Pace on Moderate Trails, 5.5 miles. Meet at Evansburg State Park, Pavillion A, Mayhall Rd. The hike leaves at 10:00 am. The on-line route map is https://ride withgps.com/routes/34926964.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Pretty hike on the Skippack Creek Loop Trail in Evansburg State Park, to celebrate the New Year. Relatively gentle terrain, with only 263 ft of climbing. Please wear sturdy hiking shoes. Hiking poles are recommended. If the trails are muddy (or ice/snow-covered) traction cleats for your shoes are highly recommended. PLEASE use the ON-LINE PREREGISTRATION LINK BELOW. Preregistering saves you writing time at the hike start. Preregistering also helps the Leader(s) to plan properly for group size. Start/Finish: Parking lot of Pavilion "A" of Evansburg State Park, Mayhall Rd. This should be the first parking lot on your right, after entering the park on Mayhall. Please zoom in on the map linked here, to view the meeting point.


    In Place Of Ride

    Level D: 10mph, 20 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    Too cold for Sylvia's Birthday Ride, we will try next month but of course then we will have to cycle a twelveth of a mile longer! But not wanting a day for some cycling slip by, lets cycle the distance of the temperature at the time of the start. Also note the time of the start due to cold. IF KYW is reporting rain, snow or icy road conditions outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.

  • SunJan. 232022
    Cycle Touring to Washington, DC 01/23 to 01/26 (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 150 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

    Still planning to go as of Jan 16th. Daddy it's cold outside! But once you get going on your bike, the heater kicks in. Let's ride our bikes to Washington, DC! A Cycle tour: Sunday, Jan 23 to Sutton Inn, Elkton, MD - 50 miles, Monday, Jan 24 to somewhere around Baltimore, 50 miles, Tuesday, Jan 25 to Washington, DC, Kellogg Conference Center on Gaudet University, 50 miles, Wednesday Jan 26 riding around DC as tourists before taking an evening train back to Philly! Cost will be three Hotel nights, Amtrak Train fair, meals. More detailed information will follow, wanting to get the word out so those interested can block off the time for this four day cycle tour. We will basically be following small roads paralleling route 40 and the Eastcoast Greenway, Philadelphia to Washington, DC.


    Hike the Wissahickon "SPECIAL EDITION" - The Roads of Rittenhousetown: Mill Sites and the Road to Roxborough

    Hike Moderate Pace on Moderate Trails, 3-6 miles. Meet at Paper Trail Bike Cafe at Historic Rittenhousetown. The hike leaves at 9:30 am.
    Leaders: Jim Ruddick, , 215-589-0028 and Sid Ozer, , 215-849-1989 

    Paper Trail Cafe: 211 Lincoln Dr (Rittenhousetown Lane & Orange Trail) https://papertrailbikecafe.com/cafe/ (Mouse to "About Us" and click on "Directions...". Join Steve Jones for a 3-mile hike beginning and ending at Historic Rittenhousetown, taking in the former sites of industrial mills that once lined the Wissahickon.The hike follows former roads that led between Rittenhousetown, the creek, the farms of Roxborough, and the Schuylkill River. A major part of the hike follows narrow foot trails that descend and ascend from the top of the gorge to the creek. Depending on time and interest, we will take in the sounds, smells, and sights of winter in the Wissahickon, and review the cultural and industrial history of the area. Hiking boots/shoes recommended and YakTrax if icy. Well behaved dogs welcome, but must be on leash at all times. There is no charge for the hike but donations of any amount to Historic Rittenhousetown are appreciated: https://rittenhousetown.org/donate/ (Just note “Steve’s hike” in the comment section.) After the 3 mile hike by Steve, Jim Ruddick will lead a 2-3 mile hike on the local Wissahickon trails. Leader: Steve Jones 215-798-0044 Sweep: Mindy Maslin 267-968-3254.


    Sunny Sunday D Ride

    Levels D: 10-12mph, 17 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.
    Leaders: Chuck Herbert, , 215-430-3222 and Paul di Francesco, , 215 459 3174 

    Today's ride will go out via the SRT to the Manayunk Viaduct with it's beautiful views of the Schuylkill and the surrounding contryside, then back through the West Laurel Hill Cemetery, with a stop at the Landing Kitchen and their heated outdoor dining space for coffee. A helmet is required. Please dress appropriately for the weather. BCP COVID protocols will be in effect.


    Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off

    Level C: 12mph Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm.
    Leader: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578

    A true C ride, which cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles with a lunch or snack stop. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign.


    Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble - Walnut Lane Golf Course to Warrington

    Level B-/C+: 13-14mph, 40 miles. Meet at Walnut Lane Golf Course. The ride leaves at 1:00 pm. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26938466.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    For 1/23/22: Walnut Lane Golf Course to Warrington. Rest break at Mile 22 in Warrington - Wegman's Food Court. 2185 total ft climbing. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic loop, thru Mont.Co. or Lower Bucks, brief rest stop. Return by 5:00pm. Please bring LIGHTS. Details posted each week. Every Sun during winter hike season, weather permitting, w/possible exception Valentine's weekend. If weather not bike-friendly, ride may be replaced by snow activity. Keep moving through winter - maintain base fitness for spring cycling in March.

  • TueJan. 252022
    Conshohocken- Feine cafe

    Level D: 10-11mph, 26 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 the SRT , possibly via Umbria depending on conditions to the Feine cafe in Conshohocken. We’ll return over the Manayunk bridge through the Laurel hill cemetery.Diana and I will lead the ride.

  • ThuJan. 272022
    Thursday Morning Hill Ride

    Level C-: 11mph, 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: Paul di Francesco, , 215 459 3174

    We'll take Hagys Ford Rd to Fairview, L on Consho St Rd onto Mill Creek Rd and up Gulph until a familiar L turn to Ardmore Farmers Market. Return through Narberth and down Righters Mill homeward bound.


    Thursday Hills

    Level C: 12mph, 25 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 2:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578

    Thursday hills moving to 2:00 as the sunset gets later. We will try to continue into 2022 what Chuck Martin so well began.

  • FriJan. 282022
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. Weaver's Way in Ambler to Doylestown for Coffee

    Level B-/C+: 13-14mph, 34 miles. Meet at Weaver's Way Co-Op Market in Ambler. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38383155.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    For 1/28: Pretty loop through Montgomery and Bucks Counties, before the snow arrives in the evening. From Weaver's Way Co-Op Market in Ambler, we'll head to the 202 Parkway Trail and cycle north to Doylestown for coffee and a snack at the Bagel Barrel. (If riders prefer, we can stop at Starbucks, instead.) Return from Doylestown to Ambler via Warrington and Horsham. Total climbing 1742 ft. The Start/Finish (Weaver's Way in Ambler) has restrooms and a food court. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. Explore pretty, pe aceful roads in suburban counties -- Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, etc. Starting points will vary, so that we can cycle through different regions. Please check daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map provided for each ride. If weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a hike/walk, or snow activity. As long as we are enjoying outdoor exercise, and Mother Nature, in the company of friends, we'll have a memorable outing.


    CANCELLED Paper Trail Bike Coffee Shop - Rittenhouse Town, Wisahicon Park

    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 go back to the Papper Trail Bike Coffee Shop in Rittenhouse Town, Wisahicon Park each Friday. Don't hold your breath that the Wisahicon bike trail be open anytime soon. That route is the easiest so we are forced to take a harder route out but a reasonably easy route home. If KYW is reporting rain, snow, or icy road conditions outside their studio, ride cancels.

  • SatJan. 292022
    CANCELLED Toss of the Dice 2.0

    Level C+: 14mph, 35-80 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.
    Leader: 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. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Preregistration required. If you want a cue PDF, please send me your email address.


    The Experiment

    Level B-: 14mph, 35-80 miles. Meet at South Ardmore Park - Parking Area 39.99575062256815, -75.29031942261173. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Joseph Pless, , 610-937-9010

    Various friendly rides per DAILY RIDE CALENDAR (mostly heading west, south west or north west) leaving at specified time and ranging 35-80 miles. Typical destinations include but not limited to: Brandywine creek area, Valley Forge and Kimberton. 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 basic tools. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Preregistration required. Cue sheets available upon request.


    High Noon Ride - La Colume, Fishtown

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

    These cold Winter days have forced me to start this ride at high noon to give the temperature a chance to rise. Today's ride will be short and easy. We will again cycle over to the Delaware River and ride the entire length of the newly constructed Delaware River Trail from Washington Ave to Penn Treaty Park. Coffee will be taken at La Colume in Fishtown on Frankford Avenue. Proof of Covid Vacation need to sit inside is needed. I wish to sit inside! If KYW is reporting rain, snow or icy road conditions outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.

  • SunJan. 302022
    Sunday AM Winter Hike in the Pretty, Snow-Covered Wissahickon - CHANGE IN STARTING TIME, MEETING POINT, & ROUTE, due to snow on the roads and trails

    Hike Swift Pace on Moderate Trails, Moderate Pace on Moderate Trails, 5.5 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The hike leaves at 9:45 am. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38456567.
    Leaders: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862 and Jim Ruddick, , 215-589-0028 

    For 1/30: Hike is still ON, however, the several inches of snow we just received will require us to adjust the route. Microspikes and hiking poles are strongly recommended, for better traction in the snow. Meet at Bruno's, then we'll hike down Forbidden Drive, mostly flat, to the Valley Green Inn for a bathroom/snack break. Returning from Valley Green on Forbidden Drive toward Bell's Mill & Bruno's, just past the Covered Bridge, we'll take the cut-off up to the Yellow Trail for a short stretch of higher trails. For hikers who prefer to stay on a flat trail, staying on Forbidden Drive will shave off half a mile. The starting time has been pushed back to 9:45, in case driving on the roads is a bit slower than usual.


    Sunny Sunday D Ride or Snow Flat Tire Repair Session

    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

    Biking is cancelled. I will only go to Cosmic Cafe for Flat Tire Fixing, if anyone is interested. You must preregister by 9:30. I will have extra tire, wheel, and tube to demonstrate and for others then to practice changing a tire. I will only be at Cosmic Cafe for the flat fixing if preregistered "fixers" will meet there. PLEASE NOTE THAT FIXING WILL BE AT THE COSMIC CAFE--2ND FLOOR AND WILL BE LIMITED TO 4 OTHER FIXERS BESIDES ME!!


    CANCELLED Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off

    Level C: 12mph Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm.
    Leader: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578

    A true C ride, which cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles with a lunch or snack stop. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign.


    Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Plan B - Snow Outing with Cross-Country Skis

    Level B-: 14mph, ~4-5 miles. Meet at Ft. Washington State Park Hawk Watch Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 1:30 pm. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    FOR SNOWY 1/30: Enjoy the fresh powder on cross-country skis - take advantage of ~5 inches of snow. Enjoy the pretty trails of Ft. Washington State Park, meeting at the Hawk Watch deck, which overlooks a downhill used for sledding. We'll probably see lots of kids on colorful sleds, too. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic loop, thru Mont.Co. or Lower Bucks, brief rest stop. MEETING POINTS WILL VARY, based on the various Start/Finish points of the morning hike somewhere in the Wissahickon. Return by 5:00pm. Distance will be determined by sunset time. Please bring LIGHTS. Details posted each week. Every Sun during winter hike season, weather permitting, w/possible exception Valentine's Day weekend. If weather not bike-friendly, ride may be replaced by snow activity. Keep moving through winter - maintain base fitness for spring cycling in March. COVID PRECAUTIONS will be maintained, based on the current public health guidelines in effect at the time.

 January, 2022

RSVP - Annual Picnic

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