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

Standard Listing Calendar | Grouped List

 December 2018 

  • December 18:05AM
    Sat December 1, 2018 - Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride

    Levels A: 16-17mph, 40-55 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles front of shop 919 Montgomery Ave. The ride leaves at 8:05 am. Great roads with low traffic. We have a few routes that bring us out around or through Ridley Creek State Park. Average speed will be 16-17 mph, but note that these routes include over 4000' of climbing. Bring a snack for a brief mid-ride break. Consider the on-line routes approximate. Leave by 8:05 AM. Rain cancels. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1940076.
    Leaders: Jeff Diacik, , 215-783-8537, Derek Barnes, , 610-246-3917 and Shahar Shiff, , 215-776-3963 

  • December 18:30AM
    Sat December 1, 2018 - Early Bird Ride to Coffee in Lansdale (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B: 15mph, 60 +/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Assemble at 8:30. Depart at 8:35 SHARP! Going out via Upper Dublin High School and Cedar Hill Road, return via Gwynedd Mercy University and Brushtown Road. Several hills but no killers. 30-minute coffee stop at Backyard Beans. (It's all about the coffee!). Will regroup at top of hills if necessary, but riders are expected to maintain posted speed (what our computers read upon ride completion). PLEASE PREREGISTER: saves time; ensures that I will be able to read important emergency info; and no problem if you change your mind and don't show up since we will not be waiting past the posted departure time. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, , 215-665-2048

  • December 19:00AM
    Sat December 1, 2018 - Havertown Grill

    Level D: 8-10mph, 25 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. I really like going to the Havertown Grill ever since they expanded their dinning room many years ago. So let's go. We will cycle out the city line side and back thur the city over Market St. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • December 19:15AM
    Sat December 1, 2018 - Chadds Ford to Hoopes Reservoir in Delaware, via Brandywine River. Co-Leader Welcome

    Level B-: 14mph, 50 miles. Meet at Parking lot behind the Chadds Ford Post Office, at US-1/Baltimore Pike, PA-100/Creek Rd, and Hoffman's Mill Rd. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Hilly but pretty and meandering loop through southern Chester County, PA and northern Delaware, crossing the scenic Brandywine Creek a few times, as well as a few other creeks and streams. This route is based on a ride led by Tom Madle and Katie Eberhart, with an additional loop around the lovely & peaceful Hoopes Reservoir. We'll ride on "Stargazer Rd", and through green, rural countryside. Optional quick stop in Unionville at mile 19. Indoor rest stop at mile 27 in Kennett Square - choice of eateries. Total elevation gain is 3000 ft. We will stop to regroup as needed. Most of the climbing is in the first half. Please bring an on-bike snack with you, as well as two water bottles. We will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain 13mph average, as advertised. Plan is to return by 2:15pm. Co-Leader Welcome - if you would like to lead this route at an alternative pace, please contact LMc. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6619794.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • December 19:15AM
    Sat December 1, 2018 - Winter Bee - Devon via Mt Pleasant/Maplewood

    Level B: 14.5-15.5mph, 45 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. A winter B ride with longer rides when warmer, shorter rides when colder (or prospect of rain). Total elevation ~ 2500 ft. The average speed (measured at end of ride) is likely to be 14.5 - 15.5 mph. We will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to ride group pace. Coffee stop at Devon Donut & Bagel Co. Bring a spare tube. Check daily listing for GPS route information. Ride may be cancelled up to an hour before ride time. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28994240.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

  • December 19:30AM
    Sat December 1, 2018 - Spring Mill to Collegeville Wegmans

    Level B-/C+: 14-14.5mph, 35-40 +/- miles. Meet at Spring Mill Train Station, Conshohocken, PA. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Sorry for the late post. Out and back to Wegmans. A few hills to get up and back from Collegeville. Bring an on bike snack and something to drink. Dress in layers so that you can shed clothes as the day gets warmer. Potty stops on the way out and back and lunch/snack at Wegmans. Riders should be able to maintain the average pace, faster on flats, slower on hills. Regroup as needed. No cue sheets, pretty straightforward route. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Elliot Titcher, , 215-740-1149

  • December 110:00AM
    Sat December 1, 2018 - Toss of the dice

    Level C+: 12-14mph, 45-60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Friendly C+ ride with various destinations: BE SURE TO CHECK THE DAILY RIDE CALENDAR FOR RIDE LEADER AND DESTINATION INFORMATION. Bring money for lunch. We will regroup as necessary and wait at turns within ride level expectations. YOU MUST CARRY A SPARE TUBE. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time.
    Leader: Joseph M. Pless, , 610-937-9010

  • December 29:00AM
    Sun December 2, 2018 - Kayuh Pedalers: Sunday Rides

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 15 - 25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. These will be rides around Philadelphia County. A no drop ride, re-group when needed. Helmet and Water a must. A light riding snack, rest stops. Safety Instructions. Mid-week update on rides @ Facebook: Kayuh Pedalers. STREET PARKING: S. College St between 20th & 19th
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

  • December 29:15AM
    Sun December 2, 2018 - CANCELLED G.R.I.T. Ride to Limerick

    Level B-: 14mph, 39 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Will take the Perkiomen Trial to Limerick and SRT back. Route will cover 26 road miles and 13 gravel trail miles. Coffee-stop at Java's Brewin'. The on-line route map is Limerick_39(13_26)GRIT.
    Leader: Daniel  Operacz, , 267-265-9358

  • December 29:15AM
    Sun December 2, 2018 - Early Bird Ride to Coffee in Devon (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B: 15mph, 48 +/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Assemble at 9:15. We willl leave at 9:20 SHARP! Ride through Belmont, Wynnewood, Havertown, Haverford, Merion, Bryn Mawr, Villanova, Radnor, Devon, Wayne, Gulph Mills, Conshohocken, Manayunk, etc. Many hills, including 12 (or so) relatively long ones. One 30-minute coffee stop in Devon (Pour Richards) at mile 26 or so. (It's all about the coffee.) Will regroup at top of long hills as needed, but riders are expected to achieve advertised pace (which is what our computers read as "average" at the finish). PLEASE PREREGISTER: It saves time; and increases substantially my ability to read the important info on the sign-in sheet; and it does not matter if you do not show up since we will not wait beyond the scheduled start time. NOTE: Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, , 215-665-2048

  • December 29:30AM
    Sun December 2, 2018 - Hike the Wissahickon

    Hike Moderate Pace on Moderate Trails, 6-8 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The hike leaves at 9:30 am. Please join us on a hike in the beautiful Wissahickon Gorge of Fairmount Park. We will be hiking mainly on trails with some flat options if you are pressed for time or would like a shorter, less strenuous route. We will explore the Summit Avenue re-route and, on the east side of the creek, will see the striped rock- a geologic treasure. Appropriate footwear is recommended including ice grips for your hiking boots or shoes if conditions are icy. Well behaved dogs are welcome, but they must remain on leash, even on the trails.
    Leaders: Debbie Hoellein, , 215-833-5545 and Linda Mueller, , 215-646-5718 

  • December 212:00PM
    Sun December 2, 2018 - Sunny Sunday D Ride

    Level D: 9-11.5mph, 14-24 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride for any age through Fairmount Park and beyond. Distance will depend on assemble group's experience and weather conditions. There will be some instructional and safty instruction. Bring helmet (required by the club), extra tube, water, proper clothing for cold weather, $ for mid-ride snack. Good holliday spirit is welcomed.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

  • December 212:15PM
    Sun December 2, 2018 - Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off

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

  • December 21:15PM
    Sun December 2, 2018 - Sunday PM (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble Ride - Bruno's to Narberth, via Manayunk Bridge Trail

    Level B-: 14mph, 35 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:15 pm. For 12/2: Pretty loop from Bruno's in Chestnut Hill to Narberth, via SRT and Manayunk Bridge Trail. Rest stop at Wawa at mile 21.Outbound via Plymouth Meeting and Spring Mill. Return from Narberth via the Pencoyd Bridge, Barren Hill Rd to Harts Lane. Total climbing 1840 feet. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic, 30-35-ish mile loop, usually through Montgomery County or Lower Bucks, with a brief rest stop. Unless otherwise stated, this winter afternoon ride will meet most Sundays at Bruno's Diner (finishing point for many of the Sunday morning Wissahickon hikes). Instead of Bruno's, we may on occasion meet at another location in Chestnut Hill. Even if you don't join the hike in the morning, you are welcome to cycle with us on this afternoon ride! We will stop to regroup if needed, but try as much as possible to maintain 13-15mph, due to short daylight. Plan is to return before 5:00pm. Please bring LIGHTS, just in case we return in the nick of time. Please ensure that your bike is ready before start time, so that we can leave promptly. Specific details will be posted for each Sunday's Route. Scheduled for EVERY Sunday throughout the winter (for the duration of the hiking season), weather permitting, EXCEPT for the second Sunday in February (2/10/19). This ride will resume on the third Sunday of February, and continue til the end of hiking season in mid-March. If winter weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a snow activity, e.g., cross-country skiing or snow-shoeing. As long as we keep moving throughout the winter, we will maintain our base fitness level for the return of spring cycling in mid-March. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26531303.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • December 310:00AM
    Mon December 3, 2018 - Ride Yer Bike Tuesday on Monday (ad-hoc ride)

    Levels A-: 17mph, B: 15mph, 41 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Join us for a ride from the UDHS to the Market at Del Val via a somewhat circuitous route past Wings Airport and North Wales. (about 46 ft/mile) Lunch break will be indoors at this Del Val University venue. We have two paces, 15 and 16 mph. NEED ANOTHER RIDE LEADER FOR THE 13.5 TO 14.0 MPH PACE. No cue sheet provided so please print out your own copy or download to your bike computer. Rain Cancels. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28874668.
    Leaders: Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905 and Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358 

  • December 412:00PM
    Tue December 4, 2018 - Suzy-Jo Donut Day at Riverbend Cafe (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 25 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Tuesdays are Suzy-Jo Donut day at Riverbend Cafe without needing to go on to Bridgeport, PA. Today's route will go out Bryn Mar Ave, the Cynwd Heritage Trail, over Manayunk Trail Bridge, up the Manayunk Canal Tow Path, then follow River Rd using the the back approach to Riverbend Cafe and Bicycle Shop. We ride to eat donuts. Please note the start time. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • December 56:30PM
    Wed December 5, 2018 - BIRDSBORO - Pagoda in the Dark

    Level C+: 13.5-14.5mph, 28 miles. Meet at Gravel parking lot, PA 724 & Water St, Birdsboro, PA. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. The monthly first-Wednesday nighttime Pagoda ride - another road trip to Birdsboro to ride to the Pagoda in the dark. A strong headlight and taillight are required. This ride has a mix of rural and urban riding conditions. It features over 2000 feet of climbing over 28 miles. Aside from the Pagoda, the star of the ride is the final 15 miles of mostly downhill terrain, starting with a screaming descent of Mt Penn. No one dropped, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace over rolling to hilly terrain. Precipitation cancels. Ice on the road cancels. Temperatures below 15 degrees at the scheduled start time cancels. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28843165.
    Leader: Rick Christie, , 610-787-1985

  • December 610:00AM
    Thu December 6, 2018 - Cosmic Cafe to IKEA Conshohocken

    Level D: 9-11.5mph, 30 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Easy going ride to Swedish Meatballs. Possible Nordic Forest Floor Raking Class? SRT for most of yhe ride. Layers and gloves! Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Craig DJ Bersak, , 856-906-1457

  • December 610:00AM
    Thu December 6, 2018 - RIDE THURSDAYS!

    Level B-/C+: 13.5-14mph, 35 miles. Meet at Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. WEATHER is expected to be cold but not windy. We will travel west to Phoenixville, on the SRT. Departing from Conshohocken. Alternate start point is northern end of Cross County Trail in Plymouth Meeting, park at the IKEA on Chemical rd. (that adds 6 miles round trip). Optional 5mile add on route into Valley Forge park. Helmets and water required. Bring money for snack break Check back here for late changes . Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Cassandra hogue, , 484-868-6236

  • December 710:00AM
    Fri December 7, 2018 - Friday Frolic w/Linda. Whole Foods Double-Header, Jenkintown to Plymouth Meeting Slightly later start time (10:00am) to allow for the temperature to warm up a bit.

    Level B-: 14mph, 41 miles. Meet at Whole Foods Market in Jenkintown, on the Fairway. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Today's weather forecast calls for afternoon high temperature of 40 degrees. This is a pretty route from the Jenkintown Whole Foods Market to the giant Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting, then back. Outbound via Abington, Oreland, and Blue Bell. Return via Plymouth-Whitemarsh, Flourtown, and Glenside. Indoor rest stop for something hot at Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting at the half-way mark. Total elevation gain 1875 ft. Mostly rolling terrain, no killer climbs. Most of the climbing comes before the rest stop. We should be back to the finish by ~2:30pm. MEETING POINT in Jenkintown: the Whole Foods Market on the Fairway is ~1 mile east of Old York Road/PA-611. Park at the far end of the lot, near the Rydal Park senior apt complex. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. Explore pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties -- Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, etc. Starting points will vary, so that we can cycle through different regions. Please check the daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map will be provided for each ride. If weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a hike/walk (on foot). As long as we are enjoying outdoor physical exercise, and Mother Nature, in the company of friends, we'll have a memorable outing. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22424218.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • December 88:05AM
    Sat December 8, 2018 - Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride

    Levels A: 16-17mph, 40-55 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles front of shop 919 Montgomery Ave. The ride leaves at 8:05 am. Great roads with low traffic. We have a few routes that bring us out around or through Ridley Creek State Park. Average speed will be 16-17 mph, but note that these routes include over 4000' of climbing. Bring a snack for a brief mid-ride break. Consider the on-line routes approximate. Leave by 8:05 AM. Rain cancels. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1940076.
    Leaders: Jeff Diacik, , 215-783-8537, Derek Barnes, , 610-246-3917 and Shahar Shiff, , 215-776-3963 

  • December 89:00AM
    Sat December 8, 2018 - Kayuh Pedalers: Saturday Rides:

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 15-25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Rides will be around Philadelphia County. A no drop ride, regroup when needed. Helmet and Water a must. A light riding snack, rest stops. Safety Instructions. Mid-week update on rides @ Facebook: Kayuh Pedalers. STREET PARKING: S. College St between 20th & 19th
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

  • December 89:00AM
    Sat December 8, 2018 - W. Sedgle Ave, Nitty Gritty City Ride

    Level D: 8-10mph, 20 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. The Northeast Rail carridoor holds many insights into the grand Philadelphia past and the future grandeur of the future. W. Sedgle Ave runs along the north side of this rail road. Experience the revitalization of North Philly row homes, converted wearhouse, breweries, coal yards,, schools, churches and ballparks. Will Philadelphia have the guts to continue the transformation of the North Philadelphia AMTRAK Train Station into vibrant commuter hub for a "greater neighborhood "? Return over a small section of the Eastcoast Greenway/Delaware River Tail for coffee at the River Wards Cafe. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • December 89:15AM
    Sat December 8, 2018 - CANCELLED Winter Bee - Leader has bad back

    Level B: 14.5-15.5mph, 40 - 60 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. A winter B ride with longer rides when warmer, shorter rides when colder (or prospect of rain). Total elevation 2500 - 3500 ft. The average speed (measured at end of ride) is likely to be 14.5 - 15.5 mph. We will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to ride group pace. Bring food or money for snack along the way, as well as a spare tube. Check daily listing for GPS route information. Ride may be cancelled up to an hour before ride time. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

  • December 810:00AM
    Sat December 8, 2018 - Toss of the dice - Wegmans KoP

    Level C+: 12-14mph, 45-60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Friendly C+ ride with various destinations: BE SURE TO CHECK THE DAILY RIDE CALENDAR FOR RIDE LEADER AND DESTINATION INFORMATION. Bring money for lunch. We will regroup as necessary and wait at turns within ride level expectations. YOU MUST CARRY A SPARE TUBE. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. The on-line route map is Wegmans KoP.
    Leader: Joseph M. Pless, , 610-937-9010

  • December 810:00AM
    Sat December 8, 2018 - Narberth to the Country Deli in Gradyville

    Level B-: 14mph, 47.5 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles, 919 Montgomery Ave, Narberth. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Scenic route from Narberth farther into the pretty Main Line, then south of West Chester Pike to the Country Deli in Gradyville. Coffee/snack stop at the deli at mile 24. Outbound via Bryn Mawr and Villanova, return via Haverford . Cycle through peaceful horse farm countryside. Rolling to hilly terrain with total elevation of 3241feet. Plan is to return by 2:45pm. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11346956.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • December 810:00AM
    Sat December 8, 2018 - UDHS to Hennings Market in Harylesville

    Level B-: 14mph, 45-50 +/- miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Ride to Hennings Market in Harylesville for a food stop. Potty stops on way out and back. Riders should be able to keep the average pace. Regroup as needed. Faster on flats, slower on hills. Dress in layers in case you get too warm so you can shed clothes. Bring something to drink and an on bike snack. Rain or wet roads cancels. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26737673?beta=false.
    Leader: Elliot Titcher, , 215-740-1149

  • December 99:00AM
    Sun December 9, 2018 - Kayuh Pedalers: Sunday Rides

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 15 - 25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. This weeks ride will be to Parkside ave, Fairmount park west, Strawberry Bridge, Fairmont park east through Laurel Hill cemetery to SRT home. Come join us. A no drop ride, re-group when needed. Helmet and Water a must. A light riding snack, rest stops. Safety Instructions. Mid-week update on rides @ Facebook: Kayuh Pedalers. STREET PARKING: S. College St between 20th & 19th
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

  • December 99:00AM
    Sun December 9, 2018 - C the Perk

    Level C: 12mph, 35 miles. Meet at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Trail ride up the Perkiomen Creek. 28 mm or wider tires recommended. Hybrid, cross, mountain bike friendly. Much of the trail is sand, stone dust, and quarter inch sized gravel. VERY scenic. Bring snacks and H2O. Meet at Lower Perkiomen Park.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

  • December 99:30AM
    Sun December 9, 2018 - Hike the "Wiss"

    Hike Moderate Pace on Moderate Trails, 8-9 miles. Meet at Valley Green Inn. The hike leaves at 9:30 am. We will start with a climb behind Valley Green and head off into the woods, hopefully not being eaten by a flesh eating deer. Wear appropriate boots as it may be messy on the trails. Well behaved dogs are welcome but are required to be on a leash. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Richard W. Terry, , 215-675-1536

  • December 99:30AM
    Sun December 9, 2018 - G.R.I.T. Ride - Longford Park to Ludwigs Corner

    Level B-: 14mph, 40 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Hillier ride to Ludwigs Corner covering 25 road miles and 15 gravel road and trail miles. Convenience store rest-stop at mile 20.5. Bring your 29er, CX, Gravel or equip your road bike with wider tires as we mashup rides across various asphalt, gravel and sometimes dirt terrains. Expect a good challenge as we grind gravel trails and hit a few climbs with great company for no other purpose than to have fun and put in a few unpaved miles. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12069842.
    Leader: Daniel  Operacz, , 267-265-9358

  • December 912:00PM
    Sun December 9, 2018 - 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. . OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride for any age through Fairmount Park and beyond. Distance will depend on assemble group's experience and weather conditions. There will be some instructional and safety instruction. Bring helmet (required by the club), extra tube, water, proper clothing for cold weather, $ for mid-ride snack. Good holliday spirit is welcomed.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • December 912:15PM
    Sun December 9, 2018 - Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off

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

  • December 91:15PM
    Sun December 9, 2018 - Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble - Bruno's to Oaks for coffee, via SRT

    Level B-: 14mph, 35 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:15 pm. For 12/9 - Time-saving, out-and-back trip on the SRT to the Dunkin' Donuts in Oaks for hot coffee at the half-way point. The trail should save us some time, due to no cars. LIGHTS are MANDATORY, due to early sunset. Plan is to return by 5:00pm. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic loop, usually thru Montgomery Co. or Lower Bucks, with brief rest stop. Unless otherwise stated, meet most Sundays at Bruno's (finishing point for many of the Sunday AM Wissahickon hikes). Occasionally meet at another location in Chestnut Hill. Plan to return by 5:00pm. Please bring LIGHTS. Specific details posted for week. Every Sunday throughout winter (during hiking season), weather permitting, EXCEPT 2nd Sun in Feb. If weather is not bike-friendly, this ride may be replaced by snow activity. Keep moving throughout winter - maintain base fitness level for the return of spring cycling in March. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29016154.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • December 106:30PM
    Mon December 10, 2018 - MEMBERS' SEMINAR & SOCIAL MEETING - "How to Keep Rolling Through the Winter"

    Meet at Main Line Cycles, 919 Montgomery Ave, Narberth. The nearest intersection is at Old Gulph Rd - there is a traffic light here, as well as a Wawa & Staples.. The event starts at 6:30 pm. This is an INDOOR social event, held RAIN OR SHINE. Social and educational meeting for members, to help us "Keep Rolling Through the Winter," that is, how to maintain one's physical fitness & conditioning (via outdoor and/or indoor training), how to winterize one's bicycle for cold weather & harsh road conditions, and, how to dress properly for outdoor activities in the cold. Physical Therapists Kira Sender and Greg Kowal will present training techniques to maintain strength, and aerobic conditioning & stamina in the off-season (which helps to prevent winter weight gain). Main Line Cycles will present the topics of how to winterize one's bike for harsh weather & road conditions, as well as how to dress effectively for outdoor exercise in the cold. The topic of proper illumination for riding in the dark will be covered. We will have time for socializing, and for posing questions to our expert presenters. REFRESHMENTS will be served. VOLUNTEERS APPRECIATED: If you are able to arrive ~6:00 to assist with set-up, THANK YOU! Program will run from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Hope to see you there! Please note: Preregistration (RSVP) link is available below for this social event, to help provide us with an approximate number of guests. If you think that you are likely to attend, please preregister at the link below to RSVP, so that we can obtain the appropriate amount of refreshments. PARKING: Parking is available in the lot immediately adjacent to Fast Signs and Main Line Cycles, in front of and behind what used to be the "Annie Sez" store. PUBLIC TRANSIT: SEPTA's 44 bus runs along Montgomery Ave, in front of Main Line Cycles. The Narberth train station, near Narberth and Haverford Aves, is a few blocks from Main Line Cycles. The Narberth train station is served by the R5 rail line, which runs from Paoli-Thorndale into Center City, then, north to Lansdale-Doylestown.
    Organizer: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • December 1110:05AM
    Tue December 11, 2018 - Short Ride to Coffee in Doylestown (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B: 15mph, 30 +/- miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 10:05 am. Assemble at 10:05. We will depart at 10:10 SHARP! I will be starting this ride from the Italian Fountain at 8:45 and I am looking for some company. Thirty-five (35) minute coffee stop at Starbucks in Doylestown (its all about the coffee), with return via Route 202 Bikeway, Gwyneed Mercy University, and Brushtown Road. Please PREREGISTER. It saves time; improves substantially my ability to read your important emergency information; and it does not matter if you do not show up since we will not wait beyond the posted departure time.. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, , 215-665-2048

  • December 129:00AM
    Wed December 12, 2018 - Early Bird (Slower) Ride to Coffee in Devon from Conshy (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B/B-: 14.5-15mph, 44 +/- miles. Meet at SEPTA Spring Mill Station Parking Lot Off of E. Hector St. in Conshohocken. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Another sunny day! Different start location. Assemble at 9:00. Parking Lot is caddy corner from River Bend Bike Shop/Cafe. We will leave at 9:05 SHARP! Ride across Manayunk Bridge, and then through Bala Cynwyd, Merion, Havertown, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Villanova, Radnor, Devon, Wayne, Gulph Mills, etc. Several hills, including 10 (or so) relatively long ones. One 35-minute coffee stop in Devon (Pour Richards) at mile 24 or so. (It's all about the coffee.) Will regroup at top of long hills as needed, but riders are expected to achieve advertised pace (which is what our computers read as "average" at the finish). PLEASE PREREGISTER: It saves time; and increases substantially my ability to read the important info on the sign-in sheet; and it does not matter if you do not show up since we will not wait beyond the scheduled start time.. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Braff, , 215-665-2048

  • December 126:30PM
    Wed December 12, 2018 - Nighttime Phoenixville Dog Ride

    Level C+: 13.5-14.5mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. The nighttime Phoenixville Dog rides will continue until daylight savings time begins. A strong headlight and taillight are required. The rides are on low traffic roads and feature rolling to hilly terrain. No one dropped, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace over rolling to hilly terrain. Precipitation cancels. Ice on the road cancels. Temperatures below 15 degrees at the scheduled start time cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Rick Christie, , 610-787-1985

  • December 1310:00AM
    Thu December 13, 2018 - CANCELLED Ride Thursdays!

    Level B-/C+: 13.5-14mph, 33 miles. Meet at Parkside Place Park, Sumneytown Pike. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Lets head west into Montco, out to Green Lane Park and back. Moderately hilly route, with option for 4- to 6- mile add on in the Park (climbing!_.). No Drops but should be able to ride posted pace, and push a bit. Bring water, snacks, helmet, sense of adventure. route map here https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28490359 check back here for late route changes/ weather cancellations.
    Leader: Cassandra hogue, , 484-868-6236

  • December 149:30AM
    Fri December 14, 2018 - Friday Frolic w/Linda. CHRISTMAS at Longwood Gardens - rescheduled from Saturday

    Level B-: 14mph, 48 miles. Meet at Rose Tree Park, Media. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. This scenic route through southern Delaware County & eastern Chester County is a revival of a holiday-themed ride from "back in the day", when Bob Paradise was President of BCP. Pretty (but hilly) loop to and from Longwood Gardens, which is decorated to the hilt for Christmas. In order to keep moving, we will NOT be doing the indoor Xmas show at Longwood - we will just make a quick stop to admire the outdoor decorations. On the outbound, we have a quick Wawa break if needed at mile 13. At mile 22, we can stop for lunch at Northbrook Orchards Market. After Longwood Gardens, there's a Wawa stop if needed at mile 36 on the return. This route will take us through part of Ridley Creek State Park, past Cheyney University, and some peaceful stretches along Creek Rd. Rolling to hilly terrain with total elevation gain of 3989 feet. We will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain 13mph average, as advertised. Please click on the route map link below to preview the route, as well as the elevation (climbing) profile. The meeting point (Rose Tree Park in Media) is accessible via the Blue Route to the US-1 Bypass. Co-Leader Welcome: if you would like to lead this route at an alternative pace, please contact LMc. Thank you! Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3668899. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. Explore pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties -- Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, etc. Starting points will vary, so that we can cycle through different regions. Please check daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map provided for each ride. If weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a hike/walk, or snow activity. As long as we are enjoying outdoor exercise, and Mother Nature, in the company of friends, we'll have a memorable outing. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3668899..
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • December 1410:00AM
    Fri December 14, 2018 - Walnut St. Bridge (Chester, PA) Art

    Level D: 9-11.5mph, 30 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. A temporary Art Display has been erected along the Walnut St. Pedestrian Bridge crossing I-95. We'll follow Google Map's bike route from Cosmic Cafe to the bridge and back, stopping at Upland Diner for a snack on the return. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Craig DJ Bersak, , 856-906-1457

  • December 158:05AM
    Sat December 15, 2018 - Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride

    Levels A: 16-17mph, 40-55 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles front of shop 919 Montgomery Ave. The ride leaves at 8:05 am. Great roads with low traffic. We have a few routes that bring us out around or through Ridley Creek State Park. Average speed will be 16-17 mph, but note that these routes include over 4000' of climbing. Bring a snack for a brief mid-ride break. Consider the on-line routes approximate. Leave by 8:05 AM. Rain cancels. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1940076.
    Leaders: Jeff Diacik, , 215-783-8537, Derek Barnes, , 610-246-3917 and Shahar Shiff, , 215-776-3963 

  • December 159:00AM
    Sat December 15, 2018 - REI Christmas Shopping Ride

    Level D: 8-10mph, 28 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. What better time to cycle up to REI for a Christmas shopping spree. No guarentee that there will be any seasonal sales, maybe all you do is get ideas for Christmas present giving. But bring your panniers, to fill to the brim. We will stop at Panera Bread for coffee before going shopping. Then down home we cycle. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • December 159:30AM
    Sat December 15, 2018 - CANCELLED - RESCHEDULED on Friday, 12/14. Family event on Saturday. CHRISTMAS at LONGWOOD GARDENS, via Northbrook Orchards Market. Co-Leader Welcome

    Level B-: 14mph, 48 miles. Meet at Rose Tree Park in Media, PA - N. Providence Rd & Rose Tree Rd, just north of the US-1 Bypass, accessible via the Blue Route (I-476). The ride leaves at 9:30 am. CANCELLED, due to family event. Will re-schedule. This scenic route through southern Delaware County & eastern Chester County is a revival of a holiday-themed ride from "back in the day", when Bob Paradise was President of BCP. Pretty (but hilly) loop to and from Longwood Gardens, which is decorated to the hilt for Christmas. In order to keep moving, we will NOT be doing the indoor Xmas show at Longwood - we will just make a quick stop to admire the outdoor decorations. On the outbound, we have a quick Wawa break if needed at mile 13. At mile 22, we can stop for lunch at Northbrook Orchards Market. After Longwood Gardens, there's a Wawa stop if needed at mile 36 on the return. This route will take us through part of Ridley Creek State Park, past Cheyney University, and some peaceful stretches along Creek Rd. Rolling to hilly terrain with total elevation gain of 3989 feet. We will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain 13mph average, as advertised. Please click on the route map link below to preview the route, as well as the elevation (climbing) profile. The meeting point (Rose Tree Park in Media) is accessible via the Blue Route to the US-1 Bypass. Co-Leader Welcome: if you would like to lead this route at an alternative pace, please contact LMc. Thank you! Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3668899.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • December 1510:00AM
    Sat December 15, 2018 - CANCELLED Toss of the dice

    Level C+: 12-14mph, 45-60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Friendly C+ ride with various destinations: BE SURE TO CHECK THE DAILY RIDE CALENDAR FOR RIDE LEADER AND DESTINATION INFORMATION. Bring money for lunch. We will regroup as necessary and wait at turns within ride level expectations. YOU MUST CARRY A SPARE TUBE. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time.
    Leader: Joseph M. Pless, , 610-937-9010

  • December 169:00AM
    Sun December 16, 2018 - Kayuh Pedalers: Sunday Rides: Happy Holidays Everyone

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 15 - 25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. This week we will be doing a short ride with a stop in center city to see the holiday sites. including the tree @ city hall, holiday village, & lights @ comcast. Wear your walking shoes and bring a small pack just incase you see something you like. Have some hot coco & enjoy each others company. Come join me. Dress for the weather. Don't for get your bike lock! Helmet and Water a must. A light riding snack, rest stops. Safety Instructions. Mid-week update on rides @ Facebook: Kayuh Pedalers. STREET PARKING: S. College St between 20th & 19th
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

  • December 169:30AM
    Sun December 16, 2018 - CANCELLED - Hike the Wissahicken Trails - CANCELLED

    Hike Moderate Pace on Moderate Trails, 7 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The hike leaves at 9:30 am. We’re sorry but, with all the heavy rain due to hit us tonight and an 80% chance of rain tomorrow morning into the early afternoon, we decided to cancel the hike. CANCELLED - Please join us on a hike of the beautiful Wissahickon Gorge. We'll have fun as we find our way around this beautiful part of Fairmont Park. We'll mostly be on the trails but there are also flatter options along the way for those who want a more direct way back. The pace will be determined by the group, which always provides a good workout. The distance we cover is usually around 7 miles. The trails can get wet and icy so be sure you have appropriate footwear (sturdy shoes and ice cleats are recommended). Well-behaved, four-legged friends are welcome but they must be kept on a leash at all times. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Gary Trapuzzano, , 610-584-4413

  • December 169:30AM
    Sun December 16, 2018 - CANCELLED G.R.I.T. Ride to Limerick

    Level B-: 14mph, 39 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Will take the Perkiomen Trial to Limerick and SRT back. Route will cover 26 road miles and 13 gravel trail miles. Coffee-stop at Java's Brewin'. The on-line route map is Limerick_39(13_26)GRIT.
    Leader: Daniel  Operacz, , 267-265-9358

  • December 1612:03PM
    Sun December 16, 2018 - CANCELLED Sunny Sunday D Ride -- Coffee in Wynnewood

    Level D: 9-12mph, 18 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:03 pm. [AN ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE SUNDAY AT 9 AM IF THE RIDE IS CANCELED DUE TO THE WEATHER.] Join us for a D-paced ride to Delancey Street Bagels & Cafe in Wynnewood. Outbound 11 miles via scenic Manayunk Viaduct; return 7 miles via West Fairmount Park. Bring helmet, extra tube, water, money for mid-ride coffee break. Good holiday spirit is welcomed. New and novice riders welcome. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Chuck Herbert, ,

  • December 1612:15PM
    Sun December 16, 2018 - CANCELLED Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off

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

  • December 161:15PM
    Sun December 16, 2018 - Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble - Bruno's to Oaks for coffee, via SRT

    Level B-: 14mph, 38 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:15 pm. For 12/16 - Time-saving, out-and-back trip on the SRT to the Dunkin' Donuts in Oaks for hot coffee at the half-way point. The trail should save us some time, due to no cars. LIGHTS are MANDATORY, due to early sunset. Plan is to return by 5:00pm. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic loop, usually thru Montgomery Co. or Lower Bucks, with brief rest stop. Unless otherwise stated, meet most Sundays at Bruno's (finishing point for many of the Sunday AM Wissahickon hikes). Occasionally meet at another location in Chestnut Hill. Plan to return by 5:00pm. Please bring LIGHTS. Specific details posted for week. Every Sunday throughout winter (during hiking season), weather permitting, EXCEPT 2nd Sun in Feb. If weather is not bike-friendly, this ride may be replaced by snow activity. Keep moving throughout winter - maintain base fitness level for the return of spring cycling in March. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29016154.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • December 196:30PM
    Wed December 19, 2018 - Nighttime Phoenixville Dog Ride

    Level C+: 13.5-14.5mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. The nighttime Phoenixville Dog rides will continue until daylight savings time begins. A strong headlight and taillight are required. The rides are on low traffic roads and feature rolling to hilly terrain. No one dropped, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace over rolling to hilly terrain. Precipitation cancels. Ice on the road cancels. Temperatures below 15 degrees at the scheduled start time cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Rick Christie, , 610-787-1985

  • December 2010:00AM
    Thu December 20, 2018 - CANCELLED RIDE THURSDAYS!

    Level C+: 13mph, 37 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Join US for a 37 mile ride from UDHS to Conshohocken via Norristown Farm Park. (41 ft/mile). Bathroom break at NFP and lunch break at the Outbound Station in Conshohocken. No Cue sheets provided so please print out a copy or download to your bike computer. Rain Cancels. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29055326 JOINT RIDE WITH BOB AND WES, (FASTER !!)
    Leader: Cassandra hogue, , 484-868-6236

  • December 2010:00AM
    Thu December 20, 2018 - CANCELLED UDHS to Conshy via Fischer Park and NFP 15 and 16 mph (ad-hoc ride)

    Levels A-: 17mph, B: 15mph, 37/44 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Join Bob and Wes for this 2-speed 37 mile or 44 mile ride from UDHS to Conshohocken via Fischer and Norristown Farm Parks. (41 ft/mile). Ride may be shortened due to rain forecast in the afternoon. Bathroom break(s) at Fischer Park/NFP and lunch break at the Outbound Station in Conshohocken. No Cue sheets provided so please print out a copy or download to your bike computer. Rain Cancels. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29055304 Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29055304.
    Leaders: Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905 and Wesley Wolf, ,  

  • December 211:00PM
    Fri December 21, 2018 - Friday Afternoon Frolic w/Linda. Schuylkill River Ramble from Bala Cynwyd

    Level B-: 14mph, 44 miles. Meet at Trailhead parking lot for the Cynwyd Heritage Trail, near the West Laurel Hill Cemetery at Belmont Ave & East Levering Mill Rd. The ride leaves at 1:00 pm. Afternoon loop, since the morning rain is supposed to taper off by mid-day. Easy, mostly flat route from Bala Cynwyd, along the SRT,, almost to Phoenixville, then to Oaks for a quick coffee stop. On the outbound portion, we cross the Schuylkill River on the Pencoyd Bridge. On the return, we cross the river on the Manayunk Trail Bridge. Total climbing 1440 feet. At the mid-way coffee stop, we have a choice of Wawa, Dunkin' Donuts, or Starbucks. Plan is to return before 4:30pm. Please bring lights. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29064906.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • December 228:05AM
    Sat December 22, 2018 - Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride

    Levels A: 16-17mph, 40-55 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles front of shop 919 Montgomery Ave. The ride leaves at 8:05 am. Great roads with low traffic. We have a few routes that bring us out around or through Ridley Creek State Park. Average speed will be 16-17 mph, but note that these routes include over 4000' of climbing. Bring a snack for a brief mid-ride break. Consider the on-line routes approximate. Leave by 8:05 AM. Rain cancels. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1940076.
    Leaders: Jeff Diacik, , 215-783-8537, Derek Barnes, , 610-246-3917 and Shahar Shiff, , 215-776-3963 

  • December 229:00AM
    Sat December 22, 2018 - Kayuh Pedalers: Saturday Rides:

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 15-25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Rides will be around Philadelphia County. A no drop ride, regroup when needed. Helmet and Water a must. A light riding snack, rest stops. Safety Instructions. Mid-week update on rides @ Facebook: Kayuh Pedalers. STREET PARKING: S. College St between 20th & 19th
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

  • December 229:00AM
    Sat December 22, 2018 - Ardmore Farms Market

    Level D: 8-10mph, 25 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Ride out the Mainline to the Ardmore Farmers' Market for coffee and pastry (like jelly donuts). We will return via Penn Valley, Rockhill Rd and the Heritage Trail. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • December 229:30AM
    Sat December 22, 2018 - Christmas in Historic Newtown, Bucks County, 54mi (48 short-cut option). Two Leaders, Two Starting Points

    Levels B: 14.5mph, B-: 14mph, 54, or 48 short-cut miles. Meet at Ft. Washington State Park Hawk Watch Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Scenic loop from Ft. Washington State Park HAWK WATCH parking lot, to Bucks County - peaceful Tyler State Park and the charming (and historic) borough of Newtown, crossing the Neshaminy Creek. (Newtown was founded by William Penn in 1684. The colonial part of town looks especially pretty when decorated for the holidays.) Lunch stop at an indoor food court at mile 24. On the return, we'll cross scenic Springfield Lake in Churchville. At mile 39, there is a mega-Wawa, if another rest stop is needed. Total climbing is 2508 feet - not too strenuous, but enough to burn off some calories in advance of our holiday feasts and treats. Please click on the route map link below, to preview the route and the elevation profile. We will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but, we will try to maintain the advertised pace. Plan is to return by 3:00, in order to get home early & get ready for holiday festivities tonight. SHORT-CUT OPTION: Shortly after starting the ride at FWSP Hawk Watch, we will pass UDHS at mile 3 (~9:45-ish). We can stop at UDHS if more riders would like to join us there. On the return to FWSP, around mile 48, there is a way to detour off the cue sheet to return to UDHS. Starting/finishing at UDHS would shave off ~6-7 miles total. If you would like to ride a shorter loop from UDHS, please contact the Leaders. Thank you! TWO LEADERS, TWO STARTING POINTS: Elliot will lead at a 14-15 pace, leaving from UDHS (48-mi option) at 9:45. Linda will lead the 54-mi route, leaving FWSP at 9:30am, then, stopping at UDHS at 9:45 to meet Elliot and his group. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11547294.
    Leaders: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862 and Elliot Titcher, , 215-740-1149 

  • December 2210:00AM
    Sat December 22, 2018 - Toss of the dice - Whole Foods Spring House

    Level C+: 12-14mph, 45-60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Friendly C+ ride with various destinations: BE SURE TO CHECK THE DAILY RIDE CALENDAR FOR RIDE LEADER AND DESTINATION INFORMATION. Bring money for lunch. We will regroup as necessary and wait at turns within ride level expectations. YOU MUST CARRY A SPARE TUBE. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. The on-line route map is Whole Foods Spring House.
    Leader: Joseph M. Pless, , 610-937-9010

  • December 239:00AM
    Sun December 23, 2018 - Kayuh Pedalers: Sunday Rides

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 15 - 25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. These will be rides around Philadelphia County. A no drop ride, re-group when needed. Helmet and Water a must. A light riding snack, rest stops. Safety Instructions. Mid-week update on rides @ Facebook: Kayuh Pedalers. STREET PARKING: S. College St between 20th & 19th
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

  • December 239:00AM
    Sun December 23, 2018 - C the Perk

    Level C: 12mph, 35 miles. Meet at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Easygoing ride up the Perkiomen Trail to Green Lane and back. Bring H2O and snacks. Tire width of 28mm or wider suggested. Hybrid, Cross, Mountain bike friendly. Skinny tires will be a bit tricky.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

  • December 239:30AM
    Sun December 23, 2018 - Hike the Wissahickon

    Hike Moderate Pace on Moderate Trails, 6-8 miles miles. Meet at Walnut Lane Golf Club-800 Walnut Lane. Phila., Pa 19128. The hike leaves at 9:30 am. Please join us on a hike in the beautiful Wissahickon Gorge of Fairmount Park. We will be mainly on trails as we visit Hermit's Cave, Lover's Leap and the Toleration statue. Wear appropriate footwear and consider ice grippers for your shoes or boots depending upon conditions. Well behaved dogs are welcome, but THEY MUST REMAIN LEASHED EVEN ON THE TRAILS. If you do not know the trails in the park, the route this week will not allow you to easily break off if you do not want to do the whole hike. We plan to complete the hike by 12:30PM.
    Leaders: Debbie Hoellein, , 215-833-5545 and Frank Hogeland, , 215-668-6283 

  • December 239:30AM
    Sun December 23, 2018 - G.R.I.T. Ride to Limerick

    Level B-: 14mph, 39 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Will take the Perkiomen Trial to Limerick and SRT back. Route will cover 26 road miles and 13 gravel trail miles. Coffee-stop at Java's Brewin'. The on-line route map is Limerick_39(13_26)GRIT.
    Leader: Daniel  Operacz, , 267-265-9358

  • December 2312:00PM
    Sun December 23, 2018 - Suuny 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. OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride for any age. This ride will take in the mansions of Fairmount Park. Some mansions will be decorated for the holidays, and open for visits. Distance about 15 miles with a couple of climbs. There will be some safety and bike handling instructions. Bring helmet (required by the club), extra tube, water, proper clothing for cold weather, $ for mid-ride snack. Good holiday spirit is welcomed. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Steve Trobovic, , 610-687-9229

  • December 2312:15PM
    Sun December 23, 2018 - Sunny Sunday C Spinoff

    Level C: 13mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup. We will ride to Ardmore or Wynnewood. Wear warm clothing. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign. Rain an hour before the ride or forecast over 50 percent during the ride will result in cancellation. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487

  • December 2312:15PM
    Sun December 23, 2018 - Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off

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

  • December 231:15PM
    Sun December 23, 2018 - Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble - Bruno's to Oaks for coffee, via SRT

    Level B-: 14mph, 38 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:15 pm. For 12/16 - Time-saving, out-and-back trip on the SRT to the Dunkin' Donuts in Oaks for hot coffee at the half-way point. The trail should save us some time, due to no cars. LIGHTS are MANDATORY, due to early sunset. Plan is to return by 5:00pm. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic loop, usually thru Montgomery Co. or Lower Bucks, with brief rest stop. Unless otherwise stated, meet most Sundays at Bruno's (finishing point for many of the Sunday AM Wissahickon hikes). Occasionally meet at another location in Chestnut Hill. Plan to return by 5:00pm. Please bring LIGHTS. Specific details posted for week. Every Sunday throughout winter (during hiking season), weather permitting, EXCEPT 2nd Sun in Feb. If weather is not bike-friendly, this ride may be replaced by snow activity. Keep moving throughout winter - maintain base fitness level for the return of spring cycling in March. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29016154.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • December 248:00AM
    Mon December 24, 2018 - Mel's Kitchen (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 20 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Brisk ride to Mel's Kitchen up on Umbria close to the top of Domino Lane. We will go out Brynmar Ave to the Cynwd Heritage Trial, then up Umbria St. Early start so that there is time for last minute Christmas shopping. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • December 259:30AM
    Tue December 25, 2018 - Christmas Morning Ride (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-: 14mph, 42 miles. Meet at Spring Mill Train Station. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Join Mike and me for a scenic, hilly (~2900 elevation gain), 42 mile ride through the Main Line.. Average will be 13 to 14. Food break/restroom at Acme or the Wawa across the street. We will meet at the Spring Mill train station at 9:15 for a prompt start at 9:30. If you are meeting us from the city, we will be at the Manayunk bridge at ~ 9:50. No cue sheets provided so please print your own or download the route to your GPS device. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29079456.
    Leader: Lisa Wenger, , 484-433-3229

  • December 2511:00AM
    Tue December 25, 2018 - Ride with your new holiday gifts

    Level D: 9-12mph, 10-12 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 11:00 am. Bring a new holiday gift you received. This will be a loop around Kelly Drive and Martin Luther King drives and down to the South Street Bridge. We then go to the 30th St. Station for a quick coffee &/or hot chocolate stop. Please dress for the weather appropriately, wear helmet, $ for snack stop, water, and extra tube. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

  • December 2610:00AM
    Wed December 26, 2018 - 1st Annual Boxing Day Rode

    Level C+: 13.5-14.5mph, 35 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Join us on WED DEC 26 for the Valley Forge Winter ride ( not a killer workout). CO- LEADERS WELCOME AT FASTER PACES!! We will depart from the Betzwood Bridge parking area, and cover 35 miles RT out to Kimberon, with 1900 ft of climbing. No Drops but should be able to keep stated pace. Bring water, helmet and money for rest stop in Kimberton. Check back here for weather related changes. Ride with GPS file below The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29005499.
    Leader: Cassandra hogue, , 484-868-6236

  • December 2610:30AM
    Wed December 26, 2018 - Wednesday easy C

    Level C: 12mph, 30 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:30 am. Easy 30 mile Boxing Day non-stop canter Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Keith Ashfield, , 505-570-0505

  • December 266:30PM
    Wed December 26, 2018 - Nighttime Phoenixville Dog Ride

    Level C+: 13.5-14.5mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. The nighttime Phoenixville Dog rides will continue until daylight savings time begins. A strong headlight and taillight are required. The rides are on low traffic roads and feature rolling to hilly terrain. No one dropped, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace over rolling to hilly terrain. Precipitation cancels. Ice on the road cancels. Temperatures below 15 degrees at the scheduled start time cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Rick Christie, , 610-787-1985

  • December 281:00PM
    Fri December 28, 2018 - Friday Afternoon Frolic w/Linda. Schuylkill River Ramble from Bala Cynwyd

    Level B-: 14mph, 44 miles. Meet at Trailhead parking lot for the Cynwyd Heritage Trail, near the West Laurel Hill Cemetery at Belmont Ave & East Levering Mill Rd. The ride leaves at 1:00 pm. Afternoon loop, since the morning rain is forecasted to taper off by mid-day. Easy, mostly flat route from Bala Cynwyd, along the SRT, almost to Phoenixville, then to Oaks for a quick coffee stop. On the outbound portion, we cross the Schuylkill River on the Pencoyd Bridge. On the return, we cross the river on the Manayunk Trail Bridge. Total climbing 1440 feet. At the mid-way coffee stop, we have a choice of Wawa, Dunkin' Donuts, or Starbucks. Plan is to return before 4:30pm. Please bring lights. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29064906.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • December 298:05AM
    Sat December 29, 2018 - Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride

    Levels A: 16-17mph, 40-55 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles front of shop 919 Montgomery Ave. The ride leaves at 8:05 am. Great roads with low traffic. We have a few routes that bring us out around or through Ridley Creek State Park. Average speed will be 16-17 mph, but note that these routes include over 4000' of climbing. Bring a snack for a brief mid-ride break. Consider the on-line routes approximate. Leave by 8:05 AM. Rain cancels. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1940076.
    Leaders: Jeff Diacik, , 215-783-8537, Derek Barnes, , 610-246-3917 and Shahar Shiff, , 215-776-3963 

  • December 299:00AM
    Sat December 29, 2018 - Kayuh Pedalers: Saturday Rides:

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 15-25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Rides will be around Philadelphia County. A no drop ride, regroup when needed. Helmet and Water a must. A light riding snack, rest stops. Safety Instructions. Mid-week update on rides @ Facebook: Kayuh Pedalers. STREET PARKING: S. College St between 20th & 19th
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

  • December 299:00AM
    Sat December 29, 2018 - Philly Diner, Essington, Tinicum Township

    Level D: 8-10mph, 27 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. We cycle out past the Philadelphia International Airport to the Philly Diner on the Industrial Highway in Essington, Tinicum Township. Return with the wind at our backs in back of the airport along the Delaware River and Ft. Mifflin. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • December 299:00AM
    Sat December 29, 2018 - Valley Forge Winter Ride: Saturday Edition (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B: 14.5mph, 35 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park, Betzwood Area (by rest rooms). The ride leaves at 9:00 am. We will ride 17.5 miles to Kimberton, do an indoor coffee break at the Whole Food store, then ride 17.5 miles back to Valley Forge. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is Valley Forge Winter Ride; Saturday Edition.
    Leader: Richard L. Wagner, , 267-738-6405

  • December 299:30AM
    Sat December 29, 2018 - Last Saturday of the year - Carversville via New Hope - 53 miles, 13-14, 14-15, 15-16-mph - THREE LEADERS, THREE PACES

    Levels B: 15mph, B-: 14mph, C+: 13-14mph, 53 miles. Meet at Hatboro Horshan High School. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Fill out those last miles to reach your cycling goal for 2018 or get a head start on your 2019 resolutions.  We will ride from HHHS to Carversville via Dark Hollow Road and New Hope.  Optional bathroom stop at mile 11, real bathroom stop at Bulls Island - mile 31, and lunch stop at the Carversville General Store at mile 33.  We plan to return by 3:00, in order to have plenty of time to get ready for evening holiday festivities. Rain, Snow, Ice on the roads or starting temp below freezing will cancel the ride. THREE LEADERS, THREE PACES: Elliot, Linda and John. THANK YOU! Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29089977.
    Leaders: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862, Elliot Titcher, , 215-740-1149 and John A. Dwyer, , 215 901-5810 

  • December 2910:00AM
    Sat December 29, 2018 - Toss of the dice

    Level C+: 12-14mph, 44 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Friendly C+ ride to Wegmans in King of Prussia. Bring money for lunch. We will regroup as necessary and wait at turns within ride level expectations. YOU MUST CARRY A SPARE TUBE. Strongly suggest downloading the ride. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Wegman's KOP (short).
    Leader: Rob Weber, , 610-889-2255

  • December 308:00AM
    Sun December 30, 2018 - Long, long Sunday Ride

    Level D: 8-10mph, 74 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Let's ride to Trenton, NJ taking a longer route home to make 74 miles a special mile for this day of celebration. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • December 309:00AM
    Sun December 30, 2018 - Kayuh Pedalers: Sunday Rides

    Level C- through D: 10-12mph, 15 - 25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. These will be rides around Philadelphia County. A no drop ride, re-group when needed. Helmet and Water a must. A light riding snack, rest stops. Safety Instructions. Mid-week update on rides @ Facebook: Kayuh Pedalers. STREET PARKING: S. College St between 20th & 19th
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

  • December 309:00AM
    Sun December 30, 2018 - CANCELLED Valley Forge Winter Ride: Sunday Edition (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B: 14.5mph, 35 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park, Betzwood Area (by rest rooms). The ride leaves at 9:00 am. We will ride 17.5 miles to Harleysville, do an indoor coffee break at Hennings Market, then ride 17.5 miles back to Valley Forge. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is Valley Forge Winter Ride: Sunday Edition.
    Leader: Richard L. Wagner, , 267-738-6405

  • December 309:30AM
    Sun December 30, 2018 - Winter Hike in the Wissahickon

    Hike Moderate Pace on Moderate Trails, 6.5 to 8.5 miles. Meet at 905 West Mt. Airy Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119. The hike leaves at 9:30 am. Meet at Entrance to the park at the end of West Mt. Airy Ave. in West Mt Airy. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Please join us on a hike in the beautiful Wissahickon Gorge of Fairmount Park. We will be hiking mainly on trails so appropriate footwear is recommended. We'll be exploring the east end of the gorge on the white, yellow, and orange trails. Well behaved canine friends are welcome. meet at park entrance near the end of W. Mt Airy Ave & Mt Airy Terrace (40.043467, -75.208353) . Let's burn off some of those calories from all of our holiday parties!
    Leaders: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862 and Linda Mueller, , 215-646-5718 

  • December 309:30AM
    Sun December 30, 2018 - G.R.I.T. Ride to Princeton

    Level B: 14mph, 51 miles. Meet at Washington Crossing parking lot on New Jersey side of Delaware located on River Dr . The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Grind the gravel all the way to Princeton on the Delaware & Raritan Canal Towpaths. Lunch Stop at D'Angelo Italian Market before returning back on Raritan Canal Towpath through Mercer Meadows on the LHT. Route will cover 21 road miles and 30 gravel road and trail miles. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27996307.
    Leader: Daniel  Operacz, , 267-265-9358

  • December 3012:00PM
    Sun December 30, 2018 - 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. . OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride for any age through Fairmount Park and beyond. Distance will depend on assemble group's experience and weather conditions. There will be some instructional and safety instruction. Bring helmet (required by the club), extra tube, water, proper clothing for cold weather, $ for mid-ride snack. Good holiday spirit is welcomed.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

  • December 3012:15PM
    Sun December 30, 2018 - Sunny Sunday C Spinoff

    Level C: 13mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign. Rain an hour before the ride or forecast over 50 percent during the ride will result in cancellation.
    Leader: Michael J Olszewski, , 215-932-8586

  • December 3012:15PM
    Sun December 30, 2018 - Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off

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

  • December 301:15PM
    Sun December 30, 2018 - Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble - Bruno's to Oaks for coffee, via SRT

    Level B-: 14mph, 38 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:15 pm. For 12/30 - Time-saving, out-and-back trip on the SRT to the Dunkin' Donuts in Oaks for hot coffee at the half-way point. The trail should save us some time, due to no cars. LIGHTS are MANDATORY, due to early sunset. Plan is to return by 5:00pm. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic loop, usually thru Montgomery Co. or Lower Bucks, with brief rest stop. Unless otherwise stated, meet most Sundays at Bruno's (finishing point for many of the Sunday AM Wissahickon hikes). Occasionally meet at another location in Chestnut Hill. Plan to return by 5:00pm. Please bring LIGHTS. Specific details posted for week. Every Sunday throughout winter (during hiking season), weather permitting, EXCEPT 2nd Sun in Feb. If weather is not bike-friendly, this ride may be replaced by snow activity. Keep moving throughout winter - maintain base fitness level for the return of spring cycling in March. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29016154.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • December 318:00AM
    Mon December 31, 2018 - Mel's Kitchen (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 20 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 8:00 am. We didn't get to Mel's Kitchen last week for good reason. Let's try again, and yes early start so the day is not over when the ride is over. Brisk ride to Mel's Kitchen up on Umbria close to the top of Domino Lane. We will go out Brynmar Ave to the Cynwd Heritage Trial, then up Umbria St. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

 December, 2018

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