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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

 March 2020 

  • March 19:15AM
    Sun March 1, 2020 - G.R.I.T. Ride to Limerick

    Level B-: 14mph, 43 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Will take the SRT Trail to Limerick and Perkiomen back. Route will cover 26 road miles and 17 gravel trail miles. Coffee-stop at Java's Brewin'. The on-line route map is Limerick_43(17_26)GRIT.
    Leader: Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358

  • March 19:30AM
    Sun March 1, 2020 - Hike the Wissahickon on St. David's Day

    Hike Moderate Pace on Moderate Trails, 6 miles. Meet at St Martin's Trailhead. The hike leaves at 9:30 am. Join the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia and Suburban Cyclists Unlimited for a 6-mile Sunday morning hike along the Wissahickon in Welshman William Penn's sylvan woods on St. David's Day. Everyone is welcome to join us. Our journey will include parts of the Orange and Yellow trails and a bit of Forbidden Drive with about 700 feet of climbing. There will be a restroom break at roughly the 4-mile mark. Bring water to stay hydrated and dress for the cold. Hiking boots are a good idea. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Chuck Herbert, , 215-430-3222, Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862 and Linda Mueller, , 215-646-5718 

  • March 110:00AM
    Sun March 1, 2020 - Ride to the bagel shop in Doylestown

    Level B-/C+: 14mph, 40 +/- miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Some hills on the way out and back. Regroup as needed. Riders should be able to maintain the average pace, faster on flats, slower on hills. Dress in layers so you can remove clothing as the day warms up. Lunch stop at the bagel shop. Potty stops on the way out and back. No cue sheet as the route will be made up as we ride. Rain cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Elliot Titcher, , 215-740-1149

  • March 111:30AM
    Sun March 1, 2020 - Kayuh Pedalers: Winter Rides Canceled!

    Level D: 10mph, 15-25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 11:30 am. RIDE CANCELED FOR THE WINTER!!!
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

  • March 112:00PM
    Sun March 1, 2020 - 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 through Fairmount Park and beyond depending on the assembled group. Please bring extra tube, water, $ for mid-ride stop. Dress appropriately for the weather. Warm smiles and humor will warm us up, even if the weather is cool. There might be a hill or two to help with biking endurance, but will wait at the top for catching our breaths. Leader: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

  • March 112:15PM
    Sun March 1, 2020 - Sunny Sunday C Spin-off

    Level C: 12mph, 31 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. C. A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578

  • March 11:15PM
    Sun March 1, 2020 - Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble - Bruno's to Oaks, via SRT

    Level B-: 14mph, 40 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:15 pm. For March 1: Easy, mostly flat out & back route to Oaks (almost Collegeville) on the Schuylkill River Trail, for a quick coffee break. We have a choice of places to stop in Oaks - Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks, Wawa, etc. Plan is to return before 5:00pm. Total elevation gain is 1491 ft. A little bit of climbing, when riding away from the SRT, but, the SRT is flat. 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/29147802.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • March 210:00AM
    Mon March 2, 2020 - City Coffee Monday Ride - Germantown (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 10:00 am. We will go up Midvale Avenue to Germantown, this time to Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books overlooking the Germantown Green. If KYW is reporting rain, snow or icy road conditions outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • March 310:00AM
    Tue March 3, 2020 - Up the Schuylkill River - Conshohocken, Nudy's Cafe (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 35 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. We are still going to Conshohocken on Tuesdays. Kelly Dr, Manayunk Canal Tow Path, Schuylkill River Trail. Nudy's Cafe is our refreshment stop. Return via Center County Trail, Germantown Pike, Spring Mill Rd, River Road, Shawmount, Umbia, Cynwd Heritage Trail! If KYW is reporting rain, snow or icy road conditions outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • March 510:00AM
    Thu March 5, 2020 - Thursday Morning Civilized Hill Ride (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 10:00 am. Until I can get the route of the Thursday Night Civilized Hill Ride, we ride ride Lemon Hill, Chamonix Hill, Scott's Lane, the Wall, Umbria St with a big breakfast at Mel's Kitchen on Umbria across for Ivy Ridge Train Station. Note the start time. If KYW is reporting that it is raining, snowing, or icy road conditions outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • March 510:30AM
    Thu March 5, 2020 - 39 Miles -UDHS to Conshy via Potshop, Return via Flourtown - 3 Speed Groups, 3 Leaders

    Levels B+: 16mph, B: 15mph, B-: 14mph, 39 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 10:30 am. Join us for a 3-speed ride (14, 15 and 16 mph) from UDHS to Feine Cafe in Conshohocken (Mile 27). We will take our standard route to Berks Rd Via Wings Airport but detour left onto Potshop Rd to the SRT (little more traffic than usual). Return trip through Flourtown and Camp Hill Rd which includes tour of the UDT Rapp Run Dam! Slightly above average climbing at 54 ft/mile. Optional bathroom break at CSP (mile 11). No cue sheet provided so please print out a cue sheet or download to your Bike Computer, Rain cancels. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32049581 The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32049581.
    Leaders: Bob Doyle, , 703-963-9905, Catherine Hunt, , 215-643-2779 and Wesley Wolf, ,  

  • March 69:30AM
    Fri March 6, 2020 - Friday Frolic w/Linda. Bruno's to Oaks, via SRT

    Level B-: 14mph, 40 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. For Friday, March 6: due to the weather forecast including a chance of rain, today's ride will be mainly on the flat SRT, heading from Bruno's to Oaks, for a rest stop at one of several options - Wawa, Dunkin' Donuts, or Starbucks. If it starts to rain, we can turn around right away and head back to Bruno's. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29147802..
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • March 79:00AM
    Sat March 7, 2020 - Winter Bee - Gryphon Cafe, Wayne

    Level B: 14.5-15.5mph, 40 - 60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Winter B ride with longer rides when warmer, shorter rides when colder. 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 the group pace. There will be a midway coffee/food stop. 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 7 Creeks and a river.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

  • March 79:00AM
    Sat March 7, 2020 - Conshohocken - Nudy's Cafe

    Level D: 10mph, 35 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Hard way to Conshohocken via Penn Valley on a few Gulf Rds and up a few hills to get out of the valley yet down steeply into the Schuylkill River Valley. Lunch at Nudy's Cafe. Straight back home over the SRT. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • March 79:05AM
    Sat March 7, 2020 - Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride

    Levels A: 18mph, 40-55 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles front of shop 919 Montgomery Ave. The ride leaves at 9:05 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 9:05 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 

  • March 79:45AM
    Sat March 7, 2020 - ISO a Great Cup of Coffee - UDHS to Cuppa Joe Cafe in Harleysville - Three Leaders, Two Pace Groups

    Levels B: 16mph, B-: 14mph, 45 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:45 am. For Saturday, 3/7: Afternoon temp is forecasted to reach 46*, with sunny skies. Pretty loop from Upper Dublin High School to Cup o' Joe Cafe in Harleysville, next to the Indian Valley Bikeworks bike shop. Mostly upper Montgomery County, with a little bit of Bucks. Pass the Little Neshaminy Creek. Outbound via Horsham Power Line Trail, Wrenfield, Colmar, and Hatfield. Return from Harleysville via Quarry Rd, West Point, and Ambler. On the outbound, we have a mega-Wawa stop at mile 16 for quick bathroom and snack break. Lunch stop in Harleysville is at mile 26. Total climbing is 2063 ft. THREE LEADERS, TWO PACE GROUPS: Mike & Lisa will lead at 15-16mph, and Linda will lead at 14. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31798884.
    Leaders: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862, Mike Fazio, , 484-686-7968 and Lisa Wenger, , 484-433-3229 

  • March 710:00AM
    Sat March 7, 2020 - 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: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

  • March 89:15AM
    Sun March 8, 2020 - G.R.I.T. Ride around Tinicum

    Level B-: 12-13mph, 55 miles. Meet at Hansell Park. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. Will ride out to the gravel and dirt hills of Tinicum township before returning back along the Delaware River Canal. Coffee stop at Brig O' Doon. Route will cover 40 road miles and 15 gravel road and trail miles. Bring your 29er, CX, Gravel or equip your road bike with wider tires as we mashup rides across various asphalt, gravel and sometimes dirt terrains. Expect a good challenge as we grind gravel trails and hit a few climbs with great company for no other purpose than to have fun and put in a few unpaved miles. The on-line route map is TinicumGRIT55(15-40).
    Leader: Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358

  • March 89:30AM
    Sun March 8, 2020 - Hike the Wiss with SCU/BCP!

    Hike Moderate Pace on Moderate Trails, 6 miles. Meet at 7619 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA. The hike leaves at 9:30 am. DO NOT FOLLOW THE MAP ATTACHED TO THIS POST! IT IS INCORRECT.....ENTER THE ADDRESS INTO YOUR GPS! REMINDER: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS STARTS ON SAT, MARCH 8, 2 am. TIME WILL SPRING FORWARD 1 HOUR. Join BCP/SCU for a hike starting from a new location at the Trolley Car Diner in Mt. Airy. (7619 Germantown Ave, Phila, PA. THE PARKING LOT IS OPEN! We'll be starting at a trail entrance just north of the RR bridge and traveling on lesser known trails along Cresheim Valley Rd until we cross over at Emlen and enter the park. We'll continue our hike along the Cresheim Creek and bear left on the white trail to Kitchens Lane. After stopping for a bathroom break, we'll hike on the yellow trail towards Mt. Airy bridge, cross back over to the other side and take the orange or white trail back to Cresheim Creek and then to the Trolley Stop Diner. The hike will be about 6 mi. at a pace of 2.5 mph. Please wear hiking shoes or sneakers with good tread. The trails have been very muddy; hiking poles help with stability. If ice or snow, ice trekkers are highly recommended. Bring water and a snack. Please note that friendly four-legged friends are welcome but must remain leashed during the hike. Hope to see you on the hike as we watch the season change to Spring in the Wissahickon! Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda Mueller, , 215-646-5718

  • March 89:30AM
    Sun March 8, 2020 - Hike the Wiss with SCU/BCP!

    Hike Moderate Pace on Moderate Trails, 6 miles. Meet at Trolley Stop Diner, 7619 Germantown Ave, Mt. Airy, PA. The hike leaves at 9:30 am. REMINDER: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS STARTS ON SAT, MARCH 8, 2 am. TIME WILL SPRING FORWARD 1 HOUR. Join BCP/SCU for a hike starting from a new location at the Trolley Car Diner in Mt. Airy. THE PARKING LOT IS OPEN! We'll be starting at a trail entrance just north of the RR bridge and traveling on lesser known trails along Cresheim Valley Rd until we cross over at Emlen and enter the park. We'll continue our hike along the Cresheim Creek and bear left on the white trail to Kitchens Lane. After stopping for a bathroom break, we'll hike on the yellow trail towards Mt. Airy bridge, cross back over to the other side and take the orange or white trail back to Cresheim Creek and then to the Trolley Stop Diner. The hike will be about 6 mi. at a pace of 2.5 mph. Please wear hiking shoes or sneakers with good tread. The trails have been very muddy; hiking poles help with stability. If ice or snow, ice trekkers are highly recommended. Bring water and a snack. Please note that friendly four-legged friends are welcome but must remain leashed during the hike. Hope to see you on the hike as we watch the season change to Spring in the Wissahickon! Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda Mueller, , 215-646-5718

  • March 811:30AM
    Sun March 8, 2020 - Kayuh Pedalers: Winter Rides Canceled!

    Level D: 10mph, 15-25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 11:30 am. RIDE CANCELED FOR THE WINTER!!!
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

  • March 812:00PM
    Sun March 8, 2020 - 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 through Fairmount Park and beyond. Please bring water, proper clothing for cold weather, $ for mid-ride snack stop. Helmet is required by the club. Rain reported on KYW 1 hour before the ride cancels, but cold usually does not. Please note that the Standard Time changes to Daylight Savings Time.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • March 812:15PM
    Sun March 8, 2020 - Sunny Sunday C Spinoff REMEMBER DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!

    Level C: 12mph, 36 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. Media loop (if the weather is nice). A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup. WAWA at mile 20. Return on the Bicyclists Baltimore Pike.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

  • March 81:20PM
    Sun March 8, 2020 - Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble - Bruno's to Oaks, via SRT

    Level B-: 14mph, 40 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:20 pm. Easy, mostly flat out & back route to Oaks (almost Collegeville) on the Schuylkill River Trail, for a quick coffee break. We have a choice of places to stop in Oaks - Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks, Wawa, etc. Plan is to return before 5:00pm. Total elevation gain is 1491 ft. A little bit of climbing, when riding away from the SRT, but, the SRT is flat. 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/29147802. Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862 Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29147802..
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • March 99:00AM
    Mon March 9, 2020 - City Coffee Monday - Renata's Kitchen (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 10mph, 15 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. As I cycle around the city, I notice different coffee shops. I noticed the former Tolley Car Portal at 40th and Baltimore Ave is reopened under the name Renata's Kitchen. Let's ride there on circuitous route. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels. Note start time. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • March 109:00AM
    Tue March 10, 2020 - Ride Up the Schuylkill River - 'feine, Conshohocken (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 9:00 am. We have been trying to find coffee shop to cycle to in place of the Riverbend Cafe's closing. Club members have been suggesting 'feine on Fayette St between 8th and 9th Aves. That hill is a discouraging factor in not noticing this alternative! Club members are recommending taking Maple St up the hill! I tried that on Sat. not any better so today's ride will go up the Cross Country Trail to Germantown Pike and down Butler Pike which becomes Fayette St. Let's try it. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels. Note start time. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • March 1210:00AM
    Thu March 12, 2020 - Thursday Morning "D"sitinctive Hill Ride (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 8-10mph, 30 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. We will be following the Thursday Night hill ride route at a "D" pace. Will regroup at the top of the hills out in the Penn Valley. To start this series, the short version down Mill Creek Rd to River Rd on the west side of the Schuylkill River, Flat Rock, will be done but the humongous hill up out of the river gorge on Hollow Rd, SR 3050 to Hagys Ford Rd can not be avoided. Coffee at Thunder Mug in East Falls towards the end of this ride. Since the purpose of this ride is to introduce D pace riders to hills, there maybe longer waits at the top of these hills than normal. But each week will bring strength. Hope to offer this ride each week thru April. Note the 10 am start. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • March 1311:00AM
    Fri March 13, 2020 - LUCKY Friday Frolic w/LMc. Bucks County Coffee for Good Luck - Northampton Park to Washington Crossing & Yardley

    Level B-: 14mph, 42 miles. Meet at Northampton Municipal Park, Hatboro Rd. The ride leaves at 11:00 am. Today's ride will be in BUCKS County, instead of Montgomery. Pretty loop from Northampton Park to Yardley for coffee, either at Starbucks or Wawa. Coffee stop at mile 21. Rolling terrain on the outbound and return. The middle section in Washington Crossing/Yardely area is flat, near the river. Total climbing 2163 ft. WEATHER NOTE: Forecast calls for rain in the early morning, but then, gradual improvement to cloudy, then to clear in the afternoon. In order to avoid the rain, this ride will leave at 11:00. CO-LEADERS WELCOME - Please contact LMc to have your name and pace group added to this listing. 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. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31836466. Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862 Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32115179.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • March 149:00AM
    Sat March 14, 2020 - Winter Bee - Aston Mills - Please read ride information below.

    Level B: 14.5-15.5mph, 47 miles miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Winter B ride with longer rides when warmer, shorter rides when colder. Total elevation 3400 ft. The average speed (measured at end of ride) is likely to be 14.5 - 15.5 mph. We will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to ride the group pace. There will be a midway coffee/food stop. In light of COVID-19 we will skip the Towne & Country Cafe pancake stop (sorry). Instead we'll stop at a supermarket or convenience store to buy snacks, or bring your own. Check daily listing for GPS route information. Ride may be cancelled up to an hour before ride time. Please use the online preregistration as the BCP is asking us not to share/pass round the pen & paper sign-up sheet. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Aston Mills - Pancake ride.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

  • March 149:00AM
    Sat March 14, 2020 - South Philly Ride

    Level D: 10mph, 25 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. We will ride around South Philadelphia, go through the Navy Yard and once around the "Lakes" in Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park with final destination the Penrose Dinner. If KYW is reporting rain, snow or icy road conditions outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • March 149:05AM
    Sat March 14, 2020 - Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride

    Levels A: 18mph, 40-55 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles front of shop 919 Montgomery Ave. The ride leaves at 9:05 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 9:05 AM. Rain cancels. Confirm that the ride is on by emailing ride leaders. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1940076.
    Leaders: Jeff Diacik, , 215-783-8537 and Derek Barnes, , 610-246-3917 

  • March 149:30AM
    Sat March 14, 2020 - POSTPONED, until further notice (due to COVID emergency) Pre-St. Patrick's Day SHAMROCK Ride - Wentz Run Park to DUBLIN

    Level B-: 14mph, 44 miles. Meet at Wentz Run Park, Wentz Rd & Anvil Lane near Skippack Pike/73. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. POSTPONED, until further notice (due to COVID emergency) Since PA Governor Tom Wolf has declared a lock-down in Montgomery County, we should not be using public facilities in Mont. Co., which includes Wentz Run Park. This ride will be rescheduled after the COVID crisis has been resolved. For March 14, "Pre-St. Patrick's Day": Pretty loop from Wentz Run Park in Center Square/Blue Bell, to DUBLIN, Bucks County for lunch. Choice of places to eat at the mid-way point in Dublin - the Dam Good Cafe, the Dublin Diner, pizzeria, market, etc. Terrain is mostly rolling. Most of the climbing is in the middle portion, but no severe climbs. Total elevation gain 1856 ft. On the return, if another quick rest break is needed, we can stop at Wawa in North Wales at mile 37. Along the way, we'll ride through Gwynedd, Lansdale, Line Lexington, Colmar, and Blue Bell. Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27000068 Start/Finish at Wentz Run Park has a porta-potty and bathrooms. SHAMROCK SPECIAL: Goodie bags will be awarded to riders wearing Irish green, or, having Irish decorations on their bikes. CO-LEADER(S) WELCOME: If you would like to lead this ride at an alternative pace, THANK YOU! Please contact LMc to have your name & pace group added to this listing. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is Wentz Run Park to Dublin Bucks Co..
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • March 1410:00AM
    Sat March 14, 2020 - 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

  • March 1410:00AM
    Sat March 14, 2020 - C+ Ride (Compare to Toss of the Dice) (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C+: 14mph, 50-60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Paoli - 53.7 Miles with a rest stop at Paoli Shopping Center. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Paoli.
    Leader: Joseph M. Pless, , 610-937-9010

  • March 159:00AM
    Sun March 15, 2020 - 22nd Annual Leprechaun Ride

    Level C-: 11mph, 25/31 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park visitor center lower parking lot. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. It's the 22nd year for this ride. We ride to Limerick and travel the Schuylkill River Trail back to quaint, downtown Phoenixville, and the Polish-American Club for a late Leprechaun breakfast/brunch, followed by a short, flat ride home. (There are a number of eateries/cafes/coffee shops nearby, if you don’t want a full meal). No one dropped. Route may be shortened to 25 miles if the Leprechaun makes nasty with the weather. (We may do a hike along the Schuylkill River at the Oaks Reach, if it snows or roads are bad). Bring money, snack and water. This year's ride is in honor of Bill Cotton. So, if you're not riding and knew Bill, just drive to the Polish Am. Club and join us for breakfast and talk some blarney about him and all the bike trips you're planning to do this year. Leader: Steve Trobovic , 610-687-9229 Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Steve Trobovic, , 610-687-9229

  • March 159:00AM
    Sun March 15, 2020 - Kayuh Pedalers: the last and longest ride before Kayuh Bike's AC ride (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C through D: 10-12mph, 50-55 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. The last ride before Kayuh Bike's AC ride will be 50-55 miles. A long ride for those who are in shape for this length of a ride. Everyone welcome. All BCP & Kayuh Pedalers rules apply, Water and a Spare Tire a must! 1 halfway rest stop, and other stops as needed. This day we will be out for at least 6 hours, plan your day accordingly.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

  • March 159:15AM
    Sun March 15, 2020 - G.R.I.T. Ride to Princeton

    Level B-: 14mph, 48 miles. Meet at Washington Crossing parking lot on New Jersey side of Delaware located on River Dr . The ride leaves at 9:15 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 18 road miles and 30 gravel road and trail miles. The on-line route map is Princeton48(30-18)GRIT.
    Leader: Daniel Operacz, , 267-265-9358

  • March 159:30AM
    Sun March 15, 2020 - End of Season Hike

    Hike Moderate Pace on Moderate Trails, 6-7 miles. Meet at W. Mermaid Ln & Huron St.. The hike leaves at 9:30 am. THE END OF SEASON PARTY HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO HEALTH REASONS. We will start at the intersection on W. Mermaid Ln & Huron St. then proceed to the St. Martin's trailhead. From there we will hike down to Lincoln Drive and then following the stream up we will climb some of the hills of Wissahickon Valley. Wear appropriate footwear as it may be muddy. Please park on Huron Street. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Richard W. Terry, , 215-675-1536

  • March 1511:30AM
    Sun March 15, 2020 - Kayuh Pedalers: Winter Rides Canceled!

    Level D: 10mph, 15-25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 11:30 am. RIDE CANCELED FOR THE WINTER!!!
    Leader: Thomas Haney, , 267-259-5231

  • March 1512:00PM
    Sun March 15, 2020 - 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 through Fairmount Park and beyond depending on the assembled group. Please bring extra tube, water, $ for mid-ride stop. Dress appropriately for the weather. Warm smiles and humor will warm us up, even if the weather is cool. There might be a hill or two to help with biking endurance, but will wait at the top for catching our breaths.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

  • March 1512:15PM
    Sun March 15, 2020 - Sunny Sunday C Spinoff

    Level C: 12mph, 33 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. Darby. Sharon Hill, Folcroft, Ridley Park. Something a little different. A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup. WAWA at mile 15 and a return trip on the Bicyclists Baltimore Pike.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

  • March 151:15PM
    Sun March 15, 2020 - Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble - Bruno's to Oaks, via SRT. COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT

    Level B-: 14mph, 40 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:15 pm. For March 15: Easy, mostly flat out & back route to Oaks (almost Collegeville) on the Schuylkill River Trail, for a quick coffee break. We have a choice of places to stop in Oaks - Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks, Wawa, etc. INFECTION CONTROL PRECAUTIONS are in effect, due to COVID-19: Leader will sign in riders' names, rather than pass around the pen & paper. We will maintain distances of over 6 ft between riders. For our rest stop in Oaks, Wawa will likely be our only option, since non-essential businesses in Mont. Co. are affected by Gov. Wolf's emergency declaration. Plan is to return before 5:00pm. Total elevation gain is 1491 ft. A little bit of climbing, when riding away from the SRT, but, the SRT is flat. 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/29147802.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • March 169:00AM
    Mon March 16, 2020 - City Coffee Monday - River Wards Cafe (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 8-10mph, 15 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. We will ride through the East Park and then through North Philadelphia along Hunting Park Ave, finally Torresdale Ave and Orthodox St. We will approach the River Wards Cafe in Port Richmond via the Eastcoast Greenway. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • March 179:00AM
    Tue March 17, 2020 - CANCELLED Ride Up the Schuylkill River Trail - Conshohocken (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D: 8-10mph, 25 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Cafe Zoe and Pizza, 1100 E Hector St, Conshohocken, PA 19428, might seem like an unlikely coffee stop for a morning bike ride but I am desperate not wanting to climb the so short steep incline of Fayette St in Conshohocken that trying this place might be worth it. We will see! If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio, one hour prior to start, ride cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

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