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 May 2022 

  • SunMay. 012022
    Early AM, Pre-Picnic Ride to Gwynedd, then, return to the Spring Kick-Off Picnic. Route has been adjusted in the Gwynedd area, due to Evans Rd bridge closure.

    Level B-/C+: 13-14mph, 44 miles. Meet at Philadelphia Canoe Club, 4900 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19127. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39259970.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    NEW ROUTE LINK BELOW, due to detour around Evans Rd bridge. Pretty loop from the Philadelphia Canoe Club, site of our Spring Kick-Off Picnic scheduled for later today. On the outbound, we will meander through East Falls, Mt. Airy & Chestnut Hill, Ft. Washington, Ambler, and Springhouse. We'll have a quick rest stop at the mega-Wawa in Gwynedd. We will return via Blue Bell, Plymouth Meeting, and the Schuylkill River Trail to Manayunk. Toward the end of the ride, we will avoid the traffic on Main St in Manayunk by taking the Manayunk Bridge Trail across the river to the Cynwyd Heritage Trail, then re-cross the river on the Penncoyd Bridge, before returning to the Canoe Club. Plan is to finish by ~12:00 - 12:15, in order to help with setting up for the Spring Kick-Off Picnic. Start/Finish: the Philadelphia Canoe Club is accessible via a long gravel driveway, next to the SEPTA Wissahickon Transportation Center on Ridge Ave. This is where the Wissahickon Creek flows into the Schuylkill River. Here is a Google Maps close-up showing the entrance of the Canoe Club: http://tinyurl.com/y3htlacl


    Pre-Picnic Spin Conshohocken to Oaks to Picnic and Back 14mph (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C: 14mph, 52 miles. Meet at SEPTA Spring Mill Station Parking Lot Off of E. Hector St. in Conshohocken. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Dina Adams, ,

    This is a comfortable pre-picnic ride from Spring Mill Station in Conshohocken to Oaks, then to the picnic, and back to Spring Mill Station. 14mph on the SRT. The Tricycle Cafe will be open if you would like a pre-ride espresso. We meet in the Septa parking lot nearest to Hector Street. Please note: helmets are mandatory, headphones / earbuds are verboten. Ride leader mobile phone is 215-287-4935.


    Murals - BCP Spring Picnic

    Level C-: 12mph, 43 miles. Meet at Cadence Cycling and Cafe 201 S. 25th St Philadelphia. The ride leaves at 11:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://www.strava.com/routes/2953335005820056148.
    Leader: Rob Gusky, , 920-573-5128

    This gritty, urban ride will feature 10 of the most iconic murals in the neighborhoods of Pt Breeze, Southwest, West, North, Germantown, Oxford Circle, Fishtown, Callowhill and Center City Philadelphia. Along the way we'll stop at the BCP Spring Kickoff Picnic for food, drink and good cheer plus an additional mystery stop.


    SUNNY SUNDAY D RIDE to de Picnic

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 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: Paul di Francesco, , 215 459 3174

    This Sunday's D ride will go to the Annual BCP Spring Kickoff Picnic at the Philadelphia canoe Club. We'll tak a little bit of a round about route to get there, spend some time with friends at the picnic then com back on a short direct route over MLK. PLease join us if you're going to the picnic from Center City. The Picnic is free and open to BCP members and riders joining us for the day. Please wear helmet (required by the club) and bring extra tube and tools to fix a flat, and water. Dress properly for the weather.


    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. This week we will end our ride at the BCP picnic at the Canoe Club.


    Annual Spring Kick-Off Picnic

    Meet at Philadelphia Canoe Club, 4900 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19127. The event starts at 1:00 pm. Additional information: http://tinyurl.com/y3htlacl.
    Organizers: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862, Chuck Herbert, , 215-430-3222 and Rae Whatley, ,  

    Please join your fellow club-mates at BCP's annual celebration of SPRING, the return of warm weather and memorable bike rides with friends. Club rides heading to and from the Picnic will be posted on the Ride Calendar. Enjoy the bounty of food, music, and camaraderie. The Picnic is from 1:00 till 4:00pm. Set-up begins at 12:00-12:15. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you are available to help with set-up or clean-up, please contact Linda or Rae. RIDE LEADERS NEEDED: If you are available to lead a group ride to the Picnic, please post your ride on the Ride Calendar. THANK YOU to our Ride Leaders and Volunteers! VENUE: The Philadelphia Canoe Club is located at 4900 Ridge Ave, where the Wissahickon Creek flows into the Schuylkill River. The Canoe Club is next to SEPTA's Wissahickon Transportation Center. The entrance is at the end of a long gravel driveway. Please click on the URL link below, to view the Google Maps close-up of the entrance, looking from Ridge Ave. BCP will post signs around the entrance. RSVP's APPRECIATED: If you plan to join us, please RSVP here, so that we can plan accordingly for the food & beverages, tables & chairs, etc. Looking forward to seeing you at the Picnic!

  • MonMay. 022022
    Conshocken- Feine cafe

    Levels D: 10-11mph, 27 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: Steve Perkiss, , 215-852-9093 and Diana Dooley, , 215 680 2322 

    Rode out the SRT or Umbria to Feine cafe- (one of our three Monday rides along with 4th avenue deli and tricycle). Return over the Manayunk bridge and through W. Laurel Hill cemetery.


    Church of the Savior (COS) Multi-Level Group Rides

    Levels A through D: 10-20mph 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

    The Church of the Savior (COS) Monday night ride is sponsored by both the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia and Suburban Cyclists Unlimited. It is the largest group ride in the region with up to 75 riders participating from April through October each year. Our riders have varying ability levels ranging from beginner (“D” level) riders on hybrid bikes that average 9-12 mph through semi-professional (“A” level) riding at 22-25 mph. As a result, we break into groups that are about 7-10 riders although these groups may be as large as 20 riders at times.

  • TueMay. 032022
    Ride Yer Bike Tuesday

    Levels B+: 16-17mph, B/B-: 14-15mph, B-/C+: 13-14mph, C+/C: 12-13mph, 44 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39264689.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 , Curtis Schwartz , 215-237-8788 and Elliot Titcher, , 215-740-1149 

    Bring yer bike & sense of adventure. Some days we'll ride familiar favorite routes, other days we'll scope out new routes. Today we'll head west, meandering around Montgomery County. Rest stop at Heebner Park on the way out (mile 14), and lunch stop (be sure to bring snacks or a sandwich) at Fischer's Park on the return (mile 32). Bathrooms and water at both stops. Expect good company on scenic safe/low trafficked roads and as usual, some hills (going up Bean today). We'll regroup as needed, but be prepared to maintain the posted pace. Must also be willing to ride safely and obey traffic laws.. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy - rain cancels, but may reschedule for Wed. NOTE: Upper Dublin H.S. starts will have porta-potties but not water. NOTE: Ride starts at 9:30 in May & Sept., 9:00 June thru Aug. & 10:00 in Oct. November is ad hoc: different day, time and start locations each week. NOTE: 4th Tues. start from Central Park, Doylestown. 5th Tues.(May 31 & Aug. 30) start from Centre Square Park, Blue Bell.


    Tuesday Narberth Ride

    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: James McElwain, , 215-990-9745

    We'll head up Sedgeley to the park, cross the Strawberry Mansion Bridge, and then head up Bryn Mawr Ave. to Highland. We'll then find an alternative route so we don't need to carry bike at Merion Station. Final destination: La Petite Mitron and enjoy our coffee and croissant in the sunny bike park across the street. Would also like to gauge your interest in a future ride to " Chanticleer, a pleasure garden" in Wayne that Daniella Ascarelli and I have beendi scussing and test drove on 4/29. For today's ride we expect to be back to Cosmic no later than 12;30 PM.


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

    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, weather permitting. 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 weekly throughout summer, except if raining, unless there is another special club event in a different location (e.g., Member Appreciation Tailgate Social at another club ride site). After Labor Day, this ride will meet earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due shorter evening daylight.

  • WedMay. 042022
    Breakfast at Tricycle's (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C: 13mph, 25 miles. Meet at Cadence Cycling and Cafe 201 S. 25th St Philadelphia. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Rob Gusky, , 920-573-5128

    This SRT ride will delight your senses with the sights, sounds and smells of an early spring morning. We’ll enjoy a relaxing stop at the Tricycle Cafe and return by noon


    CANCELLED Barnes and Nobel Plymouth Meeting via Umbria or SRT

    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: Ilene Hass, , 610-952-7943

    We'll ride out SRT or Umbria or SRT and Cross County Trail, then stop at Barnes and Nobel Plymouth Meeting. We can buy books and enjoy treats from their cafe. Let's talk books (or not) at the coffee/lunch break. Return through Conshohocken and SRT


    Delightful, Delicious D (and D+/C-) Wednesday Evening Ride WEATHER WATCH - Ride will be cancelled if raining at start time

    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

    WEATHER WATCH - Ride will be cancelled if raining at start time 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. Please bring mask for indoor stop (Just in case) & 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 afternoon, due to BCP Board meeting in evening. In September, as evening daylight shortens, this ride will meet earlier (5:45, then, 5:30).


    CANCELLED Flourtown Regular Season (B+ and B)

    Level B+: 16-17mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Scott Siegfried, , 610-496-1965

    Only One speed group available this week (B+) RSVP is recommended Rain at start time, or wet roads will cancel the ride. Bring your bike, helmet, water bottles, snacks, spare tube, and tools needed for changing a flat (just in case). There are no planned stops on these rides. See Recurring rides for full ride description.

  • ThuMay. 052022
    Thursday Morning Hill Ride

    Level C-: 11mph, 26 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: Paul di Francesco, , 215 459 3174

    We’ll go out Hagys Ford Rd, then Fairview to Consho State Rd to Mill Creek and down (optionally to Flat Rock Park) Then up Rose Glen Rd to Youngsford Rd and to our lunch/coffee spot at Homeroom Cafe across from The Gladwynne Market. Then continuing down to Merion Square Rd to Old Gulph homeward.


    Thursday Hill Ride C+/B-

    Level B-/C+: 14-15mph, 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 ~ 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, Cosmic Cafe, or other nearby venue. Rain cancellations will be listed on web site up to 1 hour prior to ride. Preregistration requested but not required.


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

    Level C- through D: 10-12.5mph, 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

    Scheduled for most Thursday evenings throughout summer, weather permitting. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away work stresses, suited for novices, newcomers to area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. 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 close to dark. Our mileage will be determined by how much evening light we have. Occasionally, this ride may meet earlier in afternoon, due to other event in evening. In mid-September, ride will depart at 5:45 or 5:30, due to earlier sunset.


    Thursday Night Hill Ride

    Level B/B-: 15-16mph Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm.
    Leader: Simon Shin, ,

    Thursday night hill ride. Bring lights. The route is the same as the other Hill Ride lead by Mr. Knight.


    "C"Vilized Thursday Evening Hill Ride

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

    A true "C" version of the Thursday hill training ride.

  • FriMay. 062022
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. Bucks County Ramble from UDHS - Warrington, Jamison, and Rushland, with Short-cut options available

    Level B-/C+: 13-14mph, 44, short-cut option miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39304128.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    For 5/6: Scenic meander from Upper Dublin High School into Bucks County, around Warrington, Jamison, and Rushland. Cross the pretty and peaceful Neshaminy Creek. Terrain is moderate - total climbing 2177 ft with no extreme climbs. Two (2) convenience store rest stops - Wawa in Jamison at Mile 15, and Sparta in Warrington at Mile 29. SHORT-CUT OPTIONS available, if the weather is not cooperative. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Enjoy scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. Explore pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties -- Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, etc. Starting points will vary, so that we can cycle through different regions. Please check daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map provided for each ride. If weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a hike/walk, or snow activity. As long as we are enjoying outdoor exercise, and Mother Nature, in the company of friends, we'll have a memorable outing.


    CANCELLED 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

    Easy ride up to the Walnut Lane Bridge and the Wisahicon Park. Unfortunately the trail from Ridge Ave to Forbidden Dr is still closed. Return via Nicetown and a ride though Laurel Hill Cemetery. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.

  • SatMay. 072022
    CANCELLED Riverton, NJ

    Level D: 10mph, 35 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

    We will go to Riverton, NJ for a pizza lunch. Going over to Ben Franklin Bridge to have coffee at the Merchantville Train Station. Continuing to Riverton through Maple Shade and Palmyra. One slice of pizza. Then to the banks of the Delaware River and return to Philadelphia by walking our bikes across the Tacony Palmyra Bridge. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start Ride cancels.


    CANCELLED Toss of the Dice 2.0 Wash out Weekend!

    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.

  • SunMay. 082022
    Sunny Sunday D Ride

    Level D: 9-12mph, 12-14 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: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

    OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride through Fairmount Park and beyond. This ride will have a short session of instruction and practice for an essential biking skill. Please wear helmet and have face mask available if required by location for rest stop (required by the club). Please bring extra tube and tools to fix a flat, water, dress properly for the weather, $ for mid-ride snack stop, and questions about biking safety. If you are going to register the day of the ride, please be ready to use your smart phone to access the club’s website with your password. Ride will leave promptly at 12:05.


    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.

  • MonMay. 092022
    Fei(ne) Fi Fo Fum - Conshohocken

    Level C- through D: 10-11mph, 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: Ilene Hass, , 610-952-7943

    If you like alliteration or just good coffee and a nice ride, let's head to Feine Cafe in (at 8th and Fayette) in Conshohocken. We'll take the SRT or Umbria to Conshohocken, then return via Umbria to the Cynwyd Heritage Trail and back over Manayunk bridge and through West Laurel Hill cemetery.


    Church of the Savior (COS) Multi-Level Group Rides

    Levels A through D: 10-20mph 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

    The Church of the Savior (COS) Monday night ride is sponsored by both the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia and Suburban Cyclists Unlimited. It is the largest group ride in the region with up to 75 riders participating from April through October each year. Our riders have varying ability levels ranging from beginner (“D” level) riders on hybrid bikes that average 9-12 mph through semi-professional (“A” level) riding at 22-25 mph. As a result, we break into groups that are about 7-10 riders although these groups may be as large as 20 riders at times.


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

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 15-29 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 summer, weather permitting. 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 Mont Co. Brief rest stop for quick snack/bathroom break half-way through. Mileage will depend on the length of evening daylight. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on our return. Toward the end of the season (mid-September), this ride will need to leave earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due to evening daylight ending earlier.

  • TueMay. 102022
    Ride Yer Bike Tuesday for Biscottis

    Levels B+: 16-17mph, B/B-: 14-15mph, B-/C+: 13-14mph, C+/C: 12-13mph, 46 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:30 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 , Curtis Schwartz , 215-237-8788 and Elliot Titcher, , 215-740-1149 

    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 for biscottis ($5 for a dozen delicious biscottis at the Bucks County Biscotti Honor Stand @ mile 24. Please bring exact amount and something to carry them in). Porta-potty pit stop on the way out at mile 15, and lunch stop at Plains Park, Hatfield on the return (water and bathrooms). Be sure to bring lunch and/or snacks. Most of the climbing is in the first half, going up Schoolhouse and Skunk Hollow for example, but you can expect some hills throughout. Expect good company on scenic, safe, and low trafficked roads. We'll regroup as needed, but be prepared to maintain the posted pace. Must also be willing to ride safely and obey traffic laws.Check day of the ride if weather is iffy - rain cancels, but may reschedule for Wed. NOTE: Upper Dublin H.S. starts will have porta-potties but not water. NOTE: Ride starts at 9:30 in May & Sept., 9:00 June thru Aug. & 10:00 in Oct. November is ad hoc: different day, time and start locations each week. NOTE: 4th Tues. start from Central Park, Doylestown. 5th Tues.(May 31 & Aug. 30) start from Centre Square Park, Blue Bell.


    Tuesday Ride to Stoneleigh Garden, Villanova

    Levels C: 10-12mph, C- through D: 10mph, 28.5 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 be available. The on-line route map is Cosmic to Stoneleigh.
    Leaders: James McElwain, , 215-990-9745 and Daniela Ascarelli, , 215-470-9783 

    So think of this ride as Narberth, plus another 5 miles. Our beautiful destination is Stoneleigh Garden, home of three generations of the Haas family, and now part of the Natural Lands consortium. ( See Website: Stoneleighgarden.org/garden/home). The trees and garden should be in full bloom, and there is a picnic pavilion. SO BE SURE TO BRING YOUR LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTS! I've attached the route out below which will takes us through Narberth and then the mostly backroads of Bryn Mawr and Villanova. Coming back we'll take Matsonford Road to The Schuylkill RiverTrail. ( Total of 13 miles out and 15.5 coming back).


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

    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, weather permitting. 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 weekly throughout summer, except if raining, unless there is another special club event in a different location (e.g., Member Appreciation Tailgate Social at another club ride site). After Labor Day, this ride will meet earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due shorter evening daylight.

  • WedMay. 112022
    Highpoint cafe-Allen’s lane train station

    Levels D: 10-11mph, 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.
    Leaders: Steve Perkiss, , 215-852-9093 and Diana Dooley, , 215 680 2322 

    Enjoy a ride through east falls and W. Mt. Airy and enjoy a coffee and a treat at Highpoint. Diana and I usually lead the Monday conshohocken ride, so hopefully, we won’t get lost :).


    Delightful, Delicious D (and D+/C-) Wednesday AFTERNOON Ride. Please note earlier time slot, due to BCP Board meeting tonight.

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 18 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/33216296.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    For May 11: Today's ride is rescheduled earlier in the afternoon, due to BCP Board meeting this evening. Quick spin around Flourtown, Oreland, Ft. Washington, Ambler GENERIC DESCRIPTION: 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. Please bring mask for indoor stop (Just in case) & 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 afternoon, due to BCP Board meeting in evening. In September, as evening daylight shortens, this ride will meet earlier (5:45, then, 5:30).


    Flourtown Regular Season (B+ and B)

    Levels B+: 16-17mph, B: 15-16mph, 25-35 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 Flourtown B+/B Route.
    Leaders: Scott Siegfried, , 610-496-1965 and David A. Kaplan, , 215-872-3919 

    2 speed groups available (B+ and B) RSVP is recommended Rain at start time, or wet roads will cancel the ride. Bring your bike, helmet, water bottles, snacks, spare tube, and tools needed for changing a flat (just in case). There are no planned stops on these rides. See Recurring rides for full ride description.


    BCP Monthly Board Meeting

    Meet at Gustine Recreation Center, 4868 Ridge Ave., in the East Falls section of the city.. The event starts at 6:30 pm.
    Organizer: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    All BCP members are warmly welcome to participate in our monthly Board meeting, where we discuss important club business and topics of concern and interest to our members, e.g., safety, upcoming events, bike culture in our city & region, etc. BCP's Board of Directors values and appreciates YOUR comments and feedback on club rides, events, safety, etc. We need YOUR input to improve services to our members. Light dinner is served before our discussions begin. VENUE: Gustine Recreation Center on Ridge Ave has a driveway to the parking lot. Gustine is next to the Legacy Youth Tennis facility, on the same side of Ridge Ave.

  • ThuMay. 122022
    Cranbury NJ to Bagels and Cream

    Level C- through D: 11mph, 30 miles. Meet at Village Park, Cranbury NJ. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is Ben Cranbury #31 30.0 Bagels and Cream .
    Leader: Ben Blum, , 848.667.5020

    30 Mile ride from Cranbury to Robinsville for bagels/bialys at Bagels and Cream. Group stays together averaging 9 - 11 MPH . Ben 848-667-5020


    OVER THE EDGE OF A 17 STORY BUILDING

    Level D: 9-12mph, 25-50 miles. Meet at Rose Tree Park, Media, PA. The ride leaves at 9:45 am.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

    OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride to Wilmington, DE to see my wife Sue go "Over the Edge" of a 17 story building by reppelling down from the roof. The building is at 300 Delaware Ave, Willington, DE. For further information follow this link(https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/3571591) This is a charity event for Special Olympics of Delaware. There is free parking at Rose Tree Park in Media. We will gather there and leave the park at 9:20. We will go to the Media Train Station to pick up riders who took the train. There is a train leaving from Jefferson Station 8:54 AM, Suburban Station at 8:59 AM, and from 30th St. at 10:03. The first half of the ride is very hilly. We will stop for brunch at a diner in Aston. We will continue, then, to Wilmington to watch Sue repell down the side of the building around 12:50 PM. The train riders will have the option of returning to Center City from the Septa Regional Rail at the Willington Station at 2:24, 3:24, or 4:21. We would have to be back at Media Septa Station by 4:11, 4:45, or 5:11 to get back to center city by train. Please bring extra tubes and tools to repair your tires, water, $ for meal stop, passes or train fare if using the train. Please wear a helmet while riding and have a mask available, if needed at location stops, are required by the club.


    Thursday Morning Classic Hill Ride

    Levels 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.
    Leaders: Jeff Berger, , 302-562-0935 and Paul di Francesco, , 215 459 3174 

    Today we'll do the classic hill ride, down Mill Creek Road and back up Hollow Road and Hagys Ford Road, returning through West Laurel Hill Cemetary for lunch at the Landing Kitchen. In case of inclement weather, I will cancel by 9 AM. If the ride is not canceled it is going.


    Delightful, Delicious "D" (and D+/C-) Ride, Thursday Afternoon Special Edition

    Level C- through D: 10-12.5mph, 15-24 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 5/12: Special afternoon meeting time today, due to important event tonight. Plan to return by 5:00pm. Scheduled for most Thursday evenings throughout summer, weather permitting. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away work stresses, suited for novices, newcomers to area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. 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 close to dark. Our mileage will be determined by how much evening light we have. Occasionally, this ride may meet earlier in afternoon, due to other event in evening. In mid-September, ride will depart at 5:45 or 5:30, due to earlier sunset.


    Thursday Hill Ride B-

    Level B-: 14-15mph, 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 ~ 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, Cosmic Cafe, or other nearby venue. Rain cancellations will be listed on web site up to 1 hour prior to ride. Preregistration requested but not required.


    "C"Vilized Thursday Evening Hill Ride

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

    A true "C" version of the Thursday hill training ride.

  • FriMay. 132022
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. Bucks County Ramble from UDHS - Warrington, Jamison, and Rushland, with Short-cut options available, depending on weather

    Level B-/C+: 13-14mph, 44, short-cut option miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39304128.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    For 5/13: Scenic meander from Upper Dublin High School into Bucks County, around Warrington, Jamison, and Rushland. Cross the pretty and peaceful Neshaminy Creek. Terrain is moderate - total climbing 2177 ft with no extreme climbs. Two (2) convenience store rest stops - Wawa in Jamison at Mile 15, and Sparta in Warrington at Mile 29. SHORT-CUT OPTIONS available, if the weather is not cooperative. 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, 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 up to the Walnut Lane Bridge and the Wisahicon Park. Unfortunately the trail from Ridge Ave to Forbidden Dr is still closed. Return via Nicetown and a ride though Laurel Hill Cemetery. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    Friday Lunch at H&B Peruvian Food (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C-: 12mph, 28 miles. Meet at Cadence Cycling and Cafe 201 S. 25th St Philadelphia. The ride leaves at 10:15 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://www.strava.com/routes/2958981887307961896.
    Leader: Rob Gusky, , 920-573-5128

    Try some delicious Peruvian food (esp, Peruvian rotisserie chicken) on this ride to Drexel Hill. Ride will feature 1300' climb and return via Bicyclists Baltimore Pike.

  • SatMay. 142022
    Forsythe NWR/Linwood Bikepath

    Level C-: 12mph, 44 miles. Meet at 30th Street Station. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. The on-line route map is https://www.strava.com/routes/2930581371108249932.
    Leader: Rob Gusky, , 920-573-5128

    Come out and enjoy a variety of shore landscapes and vistas on this multi-modal trip. The adventure begins at 30th St Station on the 8:20 am NJT Train #4669 towards Atlantic City. We will depart the train at Absecon and ride to the Forsythe NWR and Wildlife Drive, an 8-mile gravel route considered one of the best birding areas in the region. From there we'll head towards the paved 8-mile Linwood-Somers Pt Bike Path and cross over into Ocean City. Lunch will be served on the OC boardwalk from Opa Gyros and Crepes. Next, we'll swing back north towards Atlantic City and return to Philadelphia via NJT train. NOTE: This will be a full day adventure and include 8 miles of gravel roads.


    Sylvia's Birthday Ride

    Level D: 10mph, 59 more or less 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

    Another birthday ride! Post poned because the requirements Sylvia Brown herself set: five hills for every decade, 59 for the miles to meet her goal, to go to Devon and a predicted high for the day of above 50 degrees Fahrenheit were not met in January, February, March or April of the actual birthday! So like last year, we are doing her ride at the end of some mouth. Like last year we will celebrate a lunch at Devon Yards. But truth be told there were more than five hills but less than 58 miles. Just so you know the first hill is up Matson Ford Rd out of West Conshohocken! If KYW is reporting rain or the predicted high less than 50 degrees, ride cancels.


    Toss of the Dice 2.0 Out to the Westv2

    Level B: 14-15mph, 64 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 Out to the West v2.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

    Various friendly rides per DAILY RIDE CALENDAR departing FROM THE PARKING ATTENDANT BOOTH. This is a challenging hill ride with 4,300 ft of climbing. It is well within the capabilities of the regular ToD, riders, but it will be a long ride. It is worth the effort as it is a scenic ride. There will be water stop in Media (Wawa, at mile 20). Your choice of pizza or Dunkins for lunch (mile 31), and a water stop at Haverford Community Center (mile 50). We will regroup as needed. Please bring a spare tube, tire irons and multi-tool. Optional after ride drink at Cosmic Cafe. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Preregistration is requested.

  • SunMay. 152022
    Lumps Pond Delaware State Park - Bikepacking 5/15-16

    Level D: 10mph, 58 - 50 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: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    If you can't go cross country, go overnight! The second in a series of five cycle touring bikepacking trips to introduce cyclists to a style of traveling under your own power, cycling and camping. Lumps Pond is our destination. A one nighter with two days of cycling. We cycle the Industrial Highway to Wilmington, DE. the Jack A Markell Trail to New Castle, Rt 9 to Delaware City and the Michael N Castle Trail along the Delaware and Chesapeake Canal to Lumps Pond. We will have dinner at Grain H2O so bring that credit card. We will have a camp breakfast which needs only boiling water. We will stop at a WAWA soon after leaving camp. The route home will be similar to the route but eight miles shorter. Contact the Leader for details. Up coming Bikepacking Trips: Third: Brenden Byrne NJ State Park - Lake Atsion, Mon - Wed, 6/6 - 6/8. Fourth: Parvin NJ State Park - Lake Atsion - Brenden Byrne NJ State Park, Tues - Thurs, 6/21 - 6/24. Finally: Circumnavigating the Delaware Bay clockwise, Sun - Thurs, 7/10 - 7/14. Contact leader, Tim Carey, 267-414-9037 or for details of each trip. Limit of six trippers, including the leader.


    Sunny Sunday D Ride

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

    OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride for any age. This ride might include a short session on learning and then practicing an essential biking skill or two. There might be a hill for physical conditioning. We will catch our breaths at the top of a hill. Please wear helmet and have masks available if required by rest stop location. Please bring extra tubes and tools to fix a flat, water, proper dress for the weather, and $ for mid-ride snack stop. Please come early with you cell phone and have access to BCP website login so you can register before 12. We plan to leave at 12:05


    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.

  • MonMay. 162022
    CANCELLED ride to 4th st deli in conshy

    Level D: 10.5mph, 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

    D ride, 10-11 mph, to Conshohocken 4th st Deli. We can go out the SRT and /or Umbria (unless it is still milled) and up hills to Deli. Come back to Manyunk Bridge, ,Cnwyd trail through cemetery, MLK, and back to Cosmic. Ride starts at 10:00 at Cosmic Cafe. Rain by 8:30 cancels ride. Leaders: Diana Dooley, 215-680-2322; Steve Perkiss, 215-852-9093. Pre-register.


    Church of the Savior (COS) Multi-Level Group Rides

    Levels A through D: 10-20mph 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

    The Church of the Savior (COS) Monday night ride is sponsored by both the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia and Suburban Cyclists Unlimited. It is the largest group ride in the region with up to 75 riders participating from April through October each year. Our riders have varying ability levels ranging from beginner (“D” level) riders on hybrid bikes that average 9-12 mph through semi-professional (“A” level) riding at 22-25 mph. As a result, we break into groups that are about 7-10 riders although these groups may be as large as 20 riders at times.


    Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Monday Evening Edition - WEATHER WATCH - Short route only

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 15-24 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

    WEATHER WATCH - Short route only. If it's raining at 6:00, no ride. Stay close to UDHS, looping around but staying nearby. Scheduled for most Monday evenings throughout summer, weather permitting. 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 Mont Co. Brief rest stop for quick snack/bathroom break half-way through. Mileage will depend on the length of evening daylight. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on our return. Toward the end of the season (mid-September), this ride will need to leave earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due to evening daylight ending earlier.

  • TueMay. 172022
    Ride Yer Bike Tuesday

    Levels B+: 16-17mph, B/B-: 14-15mph, B-/C+: 13-14mph, C+/C: 12-13mph, 45 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39363753.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 , Bob Doyle , 703-963-9905 and Catherine Hunt, , 215-643-2779 

    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 Wegmans in Warrington (mile 30), with a rest stop at Central Park in Doylestown (mile 18). Lots of rolling hills, with some climbs in the middle (Turk, Sugar Bottom and Valley). Expect good company on safe and low trafficked roads. We'll regroup as needed, but be prepared to maintain the posted pace. Must also be willing to ride safely and obey traffic laws. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy - rain cancels, but may reschedule for Wed. NOTE: Upper Dublin H.S. starts will have porta-potties but not water. NOTE: Ride starts at 9:30 in May & Sept., 9:00 June thru Aug. & 10:00 in Oct. November is ad hoc: different day, time and start locations each week. NOTE: 4th Tues. start from Central Park, Doylestown. 5th Tues.(May 31 & Aug. 30) start from Centre Square Park, Blue Bell.


    Tuesday Ride to Narberth

    Level D: 10.5mph, 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: James McElwain, , 215-990-9745

    After our adventurous ride to Stoneleigh Gardens last week, let's revert to the simplicity of the trek to Narberth. Our destination will be he GET Cafe and we can enjoy our beverage/pastry in the shade outside, or head down the street to the sunny bike plaza. As usual we'll head up through the park, across the Strawberry Mansion Bridge to Chamonix and on to Bryn Mawr Ave, Our ETA back at the Cosmic Cafe is 12;15 = 12;30 Ride C0- Leaders: Jim McElwain and Dani Ascarelli


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

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 20 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/33983200.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    5/17 ride will be 20 miles, due to Leader getting ready for BCP Spring Weekend in Danville this week. Scheduled for most Tuesday evenings throughout summer, weather permitting. 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 weekly throughout summer, except if raining, unless there is another special club event in a different location (e.g., Member Appreciation Tailgate Social at another club ride site). After Labor Day, this ride will meet earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due shorter evening daylight.

  • WedMay. 182022
    Please note!!!Thursday Morning Hill Ride on Wednesday!!! this week!

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

    We'll go up Merion Sq Rd and Youngsford Rd to Rose Glenn and down to either Flat Rock Park or up Mill Creek back to Old Gulph, McClenahan Mill, and homeward by Righter's Mill. -Food and good coffee (!) at new spot on Youngsford!


    Delightful, Delicious D (and D+/C-) Wednesday Evening DEFERRED for 5/18 only, due to the Ride of Silence event

    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

    DEFERRED for 5/18 only, due to the Ride of Silence event 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. Please bring mask for indoor stop (Just in case) & 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 afternoon, due to BCP Board meeting in evening. In September, as evening daylight shortens, this ride will meet earlier (5:45, then, 5:30).


    Flourtown Regular Season (B+ and B)

    Levels B+: 16-17mph, B: 15-16mph, 25-35 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 Flourtown "B+/B" Wednesday Ride.
    Leaders: Scott Siegfried, , 610-496-1965 and David A. Kaplan, , 215-872-3919 

    2 speed groups available (B+ and B) RSVP is recommended Rain at start time, or wet roads will cancel the ride. Bring your bike, helmet, water bottles, snacks, spare tube, and tools needed for changing a flat (just in case). There are no planned stops on these rides. See Recurring rides for full ride description.

  • ThuMay. 192022
    Ride To Danville - Spring-n2-Cycling Weekend

    Level D: 10mph, 71 - 63 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    I will be leading a ride to Danville, PA meeting up with the Spring-n2-Cycling Weekend organized by Linda McGarne. The ride will take two days, staying at a motel in Hamburg, PA-78 miles or just north of Reading, PA- 63 miles. Friday, the second day distance will be the reverse depending on where we stay on Thursday night. Need to be signed up for the Spring-n2-Cycling Weekend. We are planning to cycle back to Philadelphia via Harrisburg and AMTRAK. This can be difficult to explain in this listing so contact Tim Carey, or 267.414.9037.


    BARNES AND NOBEL PLYMOUTH MEETING VIA UMBRIA OR SRT

    Level C- through D: 11mph, 30 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am.
    Leader: Ilene Hass, , 610-952-7943

    We'll ride out SRT or Umbria or SRT and Cross County Trail, then stop at Barnes and Nobel Plymouth Meeting. We can buy books and enjoy treats from their cafe. Let's talk books (or not) at the coffee/lunch break. Return through Conshohocken and SRT Cue sheets will not be available.


    Thursday Hill Ride C+/B-

    Level B-/C+: 14-15mph, 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 ~ 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, Cosmic Cafe, or other nearby venue. Rain cancellations will be listed on web site up to 1 hour prior to ride. Preregistration requested but not required.


    Delightful, Delicious "D" (and D+/C-) Ride, Thursday Evening - DEFERRED for 5/19 only - Leader is driving the truck up to Danville for Spring Weekend Event

    Level C- through D: 10-12.5mph, 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

    DEFERRED for 5/19 only - Leader is driving the truck up to Danville for Spring Weekend Event. This Thursday evening ride will resume next week, 5/26. Scheduled for most Thursday evenings throughout summer, weather permitting. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away work stresses, suited for novices, newcomers to area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. 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 close to dark. Our mileage will be determined by how much evening light we have. Occasionally, this ride may meet earlier in afternoon, due to other event in evening. In mid-September, ride will depart at 5:45 or 5:30, due to earlier sunset.


    Thursday Night Hill Ride B/B+

    Level B+/B: 15.5-16mph Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm.
    Leader: Simon Shin, ,

    Weekly Thursday night hill ride. Bring lights just in case. About 28 - 30 miles w/ approx. 1,800 ft of elevation. We'll start the ride with the B- group then peel off before we hit the hills. Same route as the B- group, but may add (adhoc) a few more hills due to popular demand (people just can't get enough of Mary, Flat Rock, etc.).


    Dina's DDD Ride: Delightful, Delicious D (and D+/C-) Ride, Thursday Edition (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C through D: 10-12mph, 25-30 miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm.
    Leader: Dina Adams, ,

    Stepping in for Linda! The ride leaves at 6:00pm. Following Linda's gently paced, post-work evening ride format to pedal away your stresses, this ride is suited for novices, newcomers to area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. We may mix it up tonight, depending on the strength and abilities of the participants. We will start by riding on Schuylkill River Trail and/or Cross County Trail, which connects the Schuylkill w/Plymouth Meeting. Please bring LIGHTS in case we return close to dark or move onto the roads. Our mileage will be determined by how much evening light we have and how enthusiastic we feel. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 12pm. Ride leader mobile is 215-287-4935.


    "C"Vilized Thursday Evening Hill Ride

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

    A true "C" version of the Thursday hill training ride.

  • FriMay. 202022
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. DEFERRED for May 20 only, due to the Spring Weekend in Danville. Please visit BCPWeekends.org for details. The "Regular" Friday Frolic will resume next week.

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

    Please visit BCPWeekends.org for details. 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.


    BCP's annual SPRING-N2-CYCLING WEEKEND in Danville, PA, May 20-22 (3-day tour, Friday-Sunday). Preregistration and payment are required. COVID PRECAUTIONS & CDC GUIDELINES MAINTAINED

    Level B-: 14mph, 15-80+ miles. Meet at Quality Inn & Suites of Danville, PA. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    This is BCP's annual 3-day weekend tour package (all-inclusive) in the Susquehanna Valley of PA. We stay in Danville, PA, along the Susquehanna River, between the charming college towns of Lewisburg and Bloomsburg. Complete details are on BCP's website home page. This tour package includes hotel for two nights, meals, group rides with leaders, parties, cue sheets, snacks, live music at the hotel on Saturday afternoon, and more. Here is the direct link: BCPWeekends.org Preregistration and payment are required. We will have rides scheduled for multiple speeds and distances. Please contact the Leader for more information. COVID PRECAUTIONS and CDC GUIDELINES will be maintained - outdoor gatherings under tents for safer distancing, masks & hand sanitizer provided, etc.

  • SatMay. 212022
    Joy Ride

    Level B/B-: 15-15.5mph Meet at 24th Walnut St. - Good Karma Café. . The ride leaves at 8:00 am. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39500977.
    Leader: Simon Shin, ,

    UPDATE: Due to the heat wave, I've shorten this ride from 80 to 55 miles. I DO NOT want a repeat of the suicide ride. The route is posted and available for download. The revised route is a trip to West Chester PA. Will stop at Rita's water ice at midpoint to refuel for the return trip. Mostly flat with lots of downhills.


    Early Bird Ride to Coffee in Devon (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-: 14.5mph, 50 +/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, , 215-665-2048

    Assemble at 8:00. Depart at 8:05 SHARP! Ride through West Fairmount Park, Bala Cynwyd. Merion, Havertown, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Devon, Wayne, Conshohocken, Manayunk, etc. (NOTE: Due to milling on Umbria outside of Manayunk, we will do about two miles on the hard-crushed gravel canal path.) 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.


    BCP's annual SPRING-N2-CYCLING WEEKEND in Danville, PA, May 20-22 (3-day tour, Friday-Sunday). Preregistration and payment are required. COVID PRECAUTIONS & CDC GUIDELINES MAINTAINED

    Level B-: 14mph, 15-75+ miles. Meet at Quality Inn & Suites of Danville, PA. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    This is BCP's annual 3-day weekend tour package (all-inclusive) in the Susquehanna Valley of PA. We stay in Danville, PA, along the Susquehanna River, between the charming college towns of Lewisburg and Bloomsburg. Complete details are on BCP's website home page. This tour package includes hotel for two nights, meals, group rides with leaders, parties, cue sheets, snacks, live music at the hotel on Saturday afternoon, and more. Here is the direct link: BCPWeekends.org Preregistration and payment are required. We will have rides scheduled for multiple speeds and distances. Please contact the Leader for more information. COVID PRECAUTIONS and CDC GUIDELINES will be maintained - outdoor gatherings under tents for safer distancing, masks & hand sanitizer provided, etc.


    Ride to Ambler

    Level D: 10mph, 40-45 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Ginnie Zipf, , 610-529-3214

    This ride will go out the drive and up Midvale then through some beautiful country roads. We will stop at Sweet Briar Cafe and/or Weaver's Way for a snack then head to Conshohocken and hop on the SRT back to the museum. If KYW is reporting rain outside studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    Toss of the Dice 2.0 - Rita's Ride - 46 Miles

    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. The on-line route map is Rita's Ride.
    Leader: Joseph Pless, , 610-937-9010

    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.

  • SunMay. 222022
    BCP's annual SPRING-N2-CYCLING WEEKEND in Danville, PA, May 20-22 (3-day tour, Friday-Sunday). Preregistration and payment are required. COVID PRECAUTIONS & CDC GUIDELINES MAINTAINED

    Level B-: 14mph, 15-75+ miles. Meet at Quality Inn & Suites of Danville, PA. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    This is BCP's annual 3-day weekend tour package (all-inclusive) in the Susquehanna Valley of PA. We stay in Danville, PA, along the Susquehanna River, between the charming college towns of Lewisburg and Bloomsburg. Complete details are on BCP's website home page. This tour package includes hotel for two nights, meals, group rides with leaders, parties, cue sheets, snacks, live music at the hotel on Saturday afternoon, and more. Here is the direct link: BCPWeekends.org Preregistration and payment are required. We will have rides scheduled for multiple speeds and distances. Please contact the Leader for more information. COVID PRECAUTIONS and CDC GUIDELINES will be maintained - outdoor gatherings under tents for safer distancing, masks & hand sanitizer provided, etc.


    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: Sid Ozer, , 215-849-1989

    OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride through Fairmount Park and beyond for any age rider that is new or wants a more casual pace. Please wear helmet and have a mask available if requested by the rest stop location. Please bring extra tube and tools to fix a flat tire, water, sunscreen, $ for mid ride rest stop.


    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.

  • MonMay. 232022
    Monday 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

    Monday May 23@ 10:00. A " D "ride.Let's try this again this Monday! Meet at Cosmic Cafe and ride out SRT to Conshohocken, 4th St Deli. If Umbria is not milled that is another option. Back the SRT, to Manyunk Bridge, Cynwyd Trail, Cemetery, and back to Cosmic. Leader: Diana Dooley, 215-680-2322 . Register by the 23rd. If rain, ride will cancel.


    Church of the Savior (COS) Multi-Level Group Rides

    Levels A through D: 10-20mph 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

    The Church of the Savior (COS) Monday night ride is sponsored by both the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia and Suburban Cyclists Unlimited. It is the largest group ride in the region with up to 75 riders participating from April through October each year. Our riders have varying ability levels ranging from beginner (“D” level) riders on hybrid bikes that average 9-12 mph through semi-professional (“A” level) riding at 22-25 mph. As a result, we break into groups that are about 7-10 riders although these groups may be as large as 20 riders at times.


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

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 15-29 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 summer, weather permitting. 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 Mont Co. Brief rest stop for quick snack/bathroom break half-way through. Mileage will depend on the length of evening daylight. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on our return. Toward the end of the season (mid-September), this ride will need to leave earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due to evening daylight ending earlier.

  • TueMay. 242022
    Ride Yer Bike Tuesday from Central Park, Doylestown

    Levels B+: 16-17mph, B/B-: 14-15mph, B-/C+: 13-14mph, C+/C: 12-13mph, 45 miles. Meet at Central Park, Doylestown. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Brig O'Doons and Taboras.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 , Jeffrey Kochanowicz , 215-357-8450 and Elliot Titcher, , 215-740-1149 

    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 doing one of our favorites, riding to Brig O'Doons in Ottsville @ mile 21 (one of those rides where you say why don't I do this more often), and then onto Tabora's in Chalfont @ mile 34. Both stops have food, bathrooms and outdoor seating. Expect good company on some very scenic, safe and low trafficked roads. A few climbs here and there, but most of the elevation gain is over long, gradual climbs (51 ft./mi.). We'll regroup as needed, but be prepared to maintain the posted pace. Must also be willing to ride safely and obey traffic laws. day of the ride if weather is iffy - rain cancels, but may reschedule for Wed. NOTE: Upper Dublin H.S. starts will have porta-potties but not water. NOTE: Ride starts at 9:30 in May & Sept., 9:00 June thru Aug. & 10:00 in Oct. November is ad hoc: different day, time and start locations each week. NOTE: 4th Tues. start from Central Park, Doylestown. 5th Tues.(May 31 & Aug. 30) start from Centre Square Park, Blue Bell.


    Tuesday Ride to Narberth

    Level D: 10.5mph, 19 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmount Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am.
    Leader: James McElwain, , 215-990-9745

    Once again our destination will be Le Petite Mitron in Narberth, and you can enjoy your coffee and croissant in the bike park across the street. Let's try the same route up Bryn Mawr Avenue to Highland Ave. as last week, and this time I won't forget the turn into Oak Lane! On the way back when we get to Montgomery Ave we'll take the Cynwyd Trail to the Laurel Hill Cemetery and then past the Landing to the East end of Main Street, Manayunk, And then the Schuylkill Trail or MLK back home, Our ETA is 12;30.


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

    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, weather permitting. 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 weekly throughout summer, except if raining, unless there is another special club event in a different location (e.g., Member Appreciation Tailgate Social at another club ride site). After Labor Day, this ride will meet earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due shorter evening daylight.

  • WedMay. 252022
    Ardmore Farmer's Market

    Level D: 10-11mph, 20-25 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: Ginnie Zipf, , 610-529-3214

    We will ride to the Farmer's Market for a lunch or snack then head back to the museum. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.


    Bartram's Garden - Philadelphia Ballet

    Level D: 10mph, 20 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 5:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    Philadelphia Ballet is having a PopUp free performance at Bartram's Garden, Wednesday, starts 6pm. We can meet at the formal entrance to the Azalea Garden behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art by 5pm. Cycle down there, checking out the progress of the Schuylkill Banks Trail construction. If the swing bridge is inplace, we will cycle across the Schuylkill River and perhaps "Find Ourselves " in the hidden river otherwise we will take Grey's Ferry over to the other side, continuing on to the Bartram Mile and hence to Bartram's Garden for a short evening of ballet. "Eveything's Beautiful at The Ballet!"


    Delightful, Delicious D (and D+/C-) Wednesday Evening Ride

    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. Please bring mask for indoor stop (Just in case) & 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 afternoon, due to BCP Board meeting in evening. In September, as evening daylight shortens, this ride will meet earlier (5:45, then, 5:30).


    Flourtown Regular Season (B+ and B)

    Levels B+: 16-17mph, B: 15-16mph, 25-35 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 Flourtown B/B+ ride 5-25-22.
    Leaders: Scott Siegfried, , 610-496-1965 and David A. Kaplan, , 215-872-3919 

    2 speed groups available (B+ and B) RSVP is recommended Rain at start time, or wet roads will cancel the ride. Bring your bike, helmet, water bottles, snacks, spare tube, and tools needed for changing a flat (just in case). There are no planned stops on these rides. See Recurring rides for full ride description.

  • ThuMay. 262022
    Ride To Chestertown Weekend : 5/26, 27, 28, 29, 30, & 31

    Level D: 10mph, 50 each day 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: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

    Let's cycle to the Chestertown Weekend organized by the Baltimore Bicycle Club over the Memorial Weekend, May 27th thru May 30th. To do this, you need to add May 26th to ride 50 miles to Middletown, DE then to Chestertown and May 31st to ride 50 miles back to Philadelphia from Elkton MD. We will stay in motels and eat out those two nights. You must register yourself for the Chestertown Weekend thru the Baltimore Bicycle Club's web site inadvance. I will identify the motel in Middletown DE and Elkton, MD where hopefully we will have even number of cyclists riding to and from the event to share the two overnight accommodations. Or cycle to the Chestertown Weekend and arrang with another BCP member who is caring down to the event that can give you a car assist home. Contact the leader for detail information. Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037


    Thursday Morning Hill Ride

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

    We will take Hagys Ford Rd to Hollow Rd and down to Flat Rock Park, then up Mill Creek Rd to T intersection, continuing on Mill Creek to Old Gulph, and then to the third incarnation of Mill Creek Rd, taking us to Ardmore Farmers Mkt. We will return through Narberth, leading us eventually to Ford Rd, and over Strawberry Mansion Bridge.


    Thursday Hill Ride C+/B-

    Level B-/C+: 14-15mph, 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: Gene Sobel, , 215-964-4884

    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 ~ 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, Cosmic Cafe, or other nearby venue. Rain cancellations will be listed on web site up to 1 hour prior to ride. Preregistration requested but not required.


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

    Level C- through D: 10-12.5mph, 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

    Scheduled for most Thursday evenings throughout summer, weather permitting. Gently paced, post-work evening ride to pedal away work stresses, suited for novices, newcomers to area, and/or anyone seeking a low-intensity recovery ride. 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 close to dark. Our mileage will be determined by how much evening light we have. Occasionally, this ride may meet earlier in afternoon, due to other event in evening. In mid-September, ride will depart at 5:45 or 5:30, due to earlier sunset.


    Thursday Night Hill Ride

    Level B+/B: 15.5-16mph Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm.
    Leader: Simon Shin, ,

    Weekly Thursday night hill ride for B/B+ riders. The route for this week will not mirror the B- group; however, we'll start the ride with them then peel off before we hit the hills. Additional hills may be added due to popular demand. ;). Bring lights just in case.


    "C"Vilized Thursday Evening Hill Ride

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

    A true "C" version of the Thursday hill training ride.

  • FriMay. 272022
    Friday Frolic w/Linda. Early Morning Quick Spin, before the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Getaway

    Level B-: 14mph, 22 miles. Meet at Rockledge Park, Rockledge and Robbins Avenues, 19046. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39568630.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    This Friday's ride will be earlier in the am, and shorter. This route from Rockledge will take us up the Pennypack Trail to Bucks County. Cross Springfield Lake in Churchville, and re-cross on the return. On the return trip, quick snack break in Southampton, either at Dunkin' Donuts or GIANT Market. Terrain is mostly flat and gentle, with only 903 ft of climbing. Start/Finish: Rockledge Park, Rockledge and Robbins Avenues, 19046. Free street parking is available on both Rockledge and Robbins Avenue. (This afternoon, Leader is heading to the Baltimore Bike Club's annual Chestertown Weekend, formerly the Kent County Spring Fling, in Chestertown, MD. Leader will be leading one of the afternoon rides from Chestertown, the Cliff City Crabber, renamed the Jim McGrane Memorial ride, in honor of leader's Dad. The Cliff City Crabber route was one of Jim's favorites.) 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.


    Salam Cafe in Germantown

    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: Sid Ozer, , 215-849-1989

    Ride up Midvale Ave to Salam Cafe in Germantown.  Return via the Walnut Lane Bridge and Shurs Lane. If KYW Newsradio is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.

  • SatMay. 282022
    Mostly Flat Century+ on Maryland's Eastern Shore (w/short-cut options available)

    Level B-: 14mph, 109 miles. Meet at Main parking lot of Washington College, on MD-213 in Chestertown, MD.. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4784571.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    Century trek on mostly flat-to-gently-rolling roads from Chestertown, MD, north to Chesapeake City (along the C & D Canal), across the Mason Dixon line to quaint Middletown and Odessa, DE, then returning to Maryland's Eastern Shore. Cycle mostly on lightly traveled roads with wide shoulders. Total elevation gain is 2164 feet. We'll pass through charming small towns, and cross the scenic Sassafras and Bohemia Rivers. Rest stops available at mile 19 (Galena), 39 (Chesapeake City), 51 (Wawa in Middletown, DE), 61 (Wawa north of Odessa). On the return, we can stop in Galena again at mile 88. Stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain 14mph, as advertised. SHORT-CUT OPTION: On the return, staying straight on 213 South directly to Chestertown will shave off several miles. Please note: in lieu of hill-climbing, we'll have HEADWINDS for part of the route. Please bring sunblock, due to minimal shade. Please allow at least 90 mins drive time from Philadelphia (I-95S to DE-1, DE-299W to US-301S into MD. US-301 to MD-291 to MD-213) . Ride will depart promptly at 8:00, in order to get a head start on the heat..


    Joy Ride

    Level B: 15.5mph Meet at 24th Walnut St across from Good Karma Café . The ride leaves at 8:00 am. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39556114.
    Leader: Simon Shin, ,

    A chill ride from Center City to Brandywine/Delaware and back. About 80 miles in total with beautiful but short rolling hills (pretty flat overall). Perfect 80 degree weather. Great for base miles or training for a century. Will stop at Northbrook Market midway for pastries (their Apple Cider Donuts are fantastic).


    Toss of the Dice 2.0 - Buttery The New Way - 52 Miles

    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. The on-line route map is Buttery - The new way.
    Leader: Joseph Pless, , 610-937-9010

    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.

  • SunMay. 292022
    Emmaus 2-5-10 Hill Climbing 12-13mph 3 Laps (ad-hoc ride) B/C+

    Level B through C+: 12mph, 30 miles. Meet at Parking lot at 15 S 2nd Street in Emmaus near rail crossing. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Emmaus 2 5 10 One Lap.
    Leader: Dina Adams, ,

    Let's go on a road trip to Emmaus, PA and complete the famous 2-5-10 Loop. Our route will be 3 laps, each lap is 10.24 miles with approximately 140 feet per mile. You can expect to finish with 31 miles and over 4,300 feet of climbing. We can keep going if the group is feeling enthusiastic. This ride is going to test your mettle. Very strong legs are needed to conquer the climbs. Previous attempts have been accomplished under one hour per lap. Bring two full bottles of hydration and your stamina. Please note, the gps file shows the ride starting at the Emmaus Farmers Market. However, we will park and start from 15 South 2nd Street where there is a parking lot and more room to navigate. The route will pass the parking lot twice; consider bringing additional hydration and we can refill and refuel after each lap. No comfort station at the start. We can recover afterward with lunch at Baked (bakery and sandwiches) or Armetta's Restaurant (Italian with a bar) in Emmaus. Ride leader mobile number is 215-287-4935.


    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.

  • MonMay. 302022
    Early Bird Beat The Heat Ride to Coffee in Lansdale (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-: 14.5mph, 60 +/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 7:10 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, , 215-665-2048

    Assemble at 7:10. Leave at 7:15 SHARP! Ride through East Fairmount Park, East Falls, Roxborough, Mount Airy, Chestnut Hill, Wyndmoor, Ft. Washington, Ambler, Gywnyd, Lansdale, Plymouth Whitemarsh, Manayunk, Bala Cynwyd, etc. Many hills (approx. 2,500' elev. gain), 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!


    memorial day ride to feine cafe in 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

    Regular Monday D ride to Conshy. Feine Cafe is open so let's ride out SRT or Umbria (if not milled) to drink coffee and chat in back yard. Compare notes on what we did over weekend! Meet at Cosmic Cafe at 10:00. 11 mph. Back SRT and through cynwyd trail/ cemetery and back to cosmic. Rain by 8:30 cancels ride. Pre-register.


    Church of the Savior (COS) Multi-Level Group Rides

    Levels A through D: 10-20mph 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

    The Church of the Savior (COS) Monday night ride is sponsored by both the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia and Suburban Cyclists Unlimited. It is the largest group ride in the region with up to 75 riders participating from April through October each year. Our riders have varying ability levels ranging from beginner (“D” level) riders on hybrid bikes that average 9-12 mph through semi-professional (“A” level) riding at 22-25 mph. As a result, we break into groups that are about 7-10 riders although these groups may be as large as 20 riders at times.


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

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 15-29 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 summer, weather permitting. 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 Mont Co. Brief rest stop for quick snack/bathroom break half-way through. Mileage will depend on the length of evening daylight. Please bring lights in case we are delayed on our return. Toward the end of the season (mid-September), this ride will need to leave earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due to evening daylight ending earlier.

  • TueMay. 312022
    CANCELLED Ride Yer Bike Tuesday - Riding on Wednesday this week

    Levels B+: 16-17mph, B/B-: 14-15mph, B-/C+: 13-14mph, C+/C: 12-13mph, 40-50 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246, Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 , Bob Doyle , 703-963-9905 and Elliot Titcher, , 215-740-1149 

    Bring yer bike & sense of adventure. Expect good company on safe/low trafficked roads. Lunch stops may be sit down, takeout, or in a park. Will regroup as needed, but must be able to ride the posted pace. Must be willing to ride safely & obey traffic laws. Check day of the ride if weather is iffy - rain cancels, but may reschedule for Wed. NOTE: Upper Dublin H.S. starts will have porta-potties but not water. NOTE: Ride starts at 9:30 in May & Sept., 9:00 June thru Aug. & 10:00 in Oct. November is ad hoc: different day, time and start locations each week. NOTE: 4th Tues. start from Central Park, Doylestown. 5th Tues.(May 31 & Aug. 30) start from Centre Square Park, Blue Bell.


    Tuesday Ride to Wyck House in Germantown.

    Level D: 10.5mph, 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: James McElwain, , 215-990-9745

    Thanks to "Nan" for suggesting this destination! Wyck House is a National Historic Landmark house, garden, and farm that served as the ancestral home to one Philadelphia family for nine generations (1690-1973). See website: Wyck.org. Their rose garden is in full bloom and it should be beautiful! We will also stop briefly at Awbry Arboretum since it's in the same neighborhood. We'll take MLK to East Falls Bridge to the top of Midvale Ave to Wissahickon Ave to Chelten ham and then to Awbry for our first stop. I have a call in to Wyck to see if we can bring our lunch and eat there. Will keep you posted!


    Delightful, Delicious D (& D+/C-) Ride, Tuesday Evening Edition HEAT ADVISORY

    Level C- through D: 10-11.5mph, 15-25 miles. Meet at Glenside Public Library parking lot. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

    HEAT ADVISORY: Pace and distance tonight will be moderated, based on the extreme heat. We will strive to use as many shaded roads as possible. Scheduled for most Tuesday evenings throughout summer, weather permitting. 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 weekly throughout summer, except if raining, unless there is another special club event in a different location (e.g., Member Appreciation Tailgate Social at another club ride site). After Labor Day, this ride will meet earlier (5:45 or 5:30pm), due shorter evening daylight.

 May, 2022

RSVP - Annual Picnic

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