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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

 November 2020 

  • November 18:30AM
    Sun November 1, 2020 - EARLIER START TIME, due to rain predicted to arrive in the afternoon. 5-STAR ROUTE in Bucks & Hunterdon Counties (Buckingham to Frenchtown) by Bob S. COVID Precautions in Effect (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-/C+: 13-14mph, 50 miles. Meet at Holicong Park, Buckingham. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. Fifty miles of quiet roads, not one traffic light until the very end, and lots of bucolic, shady scenery! This is the PERFECT 50.0 mile ride. Food stop at Kathee's General Store, Frenchtown (or nearby Citgo store), then rest stop at Frenchtown Park, almost across the street at mile 27. On the outbound, we can stop at the Stockton Market at Mile 8.5, On the return, after crossing the Bulls Island Bridge, we can stop at the Lumberville Store at Mile 42. Total climbing is 2967 ft. COVID PRECAUTIONS IN EFFECT: Please bring a mask and hand sanitizer with you, and practice safe social distancing (20 ft apart when cycling, at least 6 ft apart when stopped). Please review this document, re. rider responsibilities for COVID mitigation: https://phillybikeclub.org/bcp_covid_19_rider_guidelines.pdf Thank you Bob Scharle for a more than FIVE STAR ride! Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33882020.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • November 19:30AM
    Sun November 1, 2020 - Spring Mill Sunday C+ Preview ride of a new route 9:30 AM start - Remember time change :)

    Level C+: 11.5-12mph, 40 miles. Meet at Spring Mill SEPTA lot beside Riverbend Cycles. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Destination: Tacony Creek Trail. This is a brand new route. There will be 8.1 miles of road which I have never used before, and a few miles which I have not used in a long time. If you would like to see how the sausage is made, come on out for a ride! 2, yes, 2 WAWA stops at 15 and 25 miles. That's just how it worked out this time. The Q sheet is revision 3, even before the pre-ride. Unknown factors: Milled streets, detours, etc. Heck, the whole thing may be perfect. Who knows? "C" pace with regrouping at hill tops and traffic signals. No potty at the start :( PLEASE remember your mask!!! I will provide a bare bones Q sheet so you can follow the "paint by numbers" if you like. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

  • November 112:00PM
    Sun November 1, 2020 - Sunny Sunday Afternoon D Ride

    Level D: 10mph, 15 - 20 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Come out and explore the city or the near suburbs. A coffee stop along the way is planned. Short introduction to club riding, rules of the road and fun times on a bicycle ride. Geared to novice riders, those new to club riding or those new to Philadelphia. 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

  • November 112:15PM
    Sun November 1, 2020 - CANCELLED C Spin-off to Flourtown

    Levels B through C: 12-15mph, C: 12mph, 35 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. Ride to Giant Foods in Flourtown for a food and water stop. Friendly C ride which cheerfully waits to regroup. Some climbing. Covid rules in effect. Please bring mask for initial meet up and to enter Giant. Pre-registration not required but preferred. No ride if rain at start or 50 pct or more chance of rain in NOAA forecast.
    Leaders: Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487 and Chuck Herbert, , 215-430-3222 

  • November 210:00AM
    Mon November 2, 2020 - Conshohocken for a Latte

    Level D: 10mph, 30 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Conshohocken has a real coffee but it is up the hill 'feine! We will do a run around to avoid the pain and enjoy a Latte bu taking the Cross County Trail up to Germantown Pike and down Butler Pike. But Butler Pike becomes Lafayette St which has two short hills to the real coffee shop. But be reasured it is down hill all the way back to Philly! If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start the ride cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • November 310:00AM
    Tue November 3, 2020 - Narberth - Le Petit Mitron

    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. After voting early, we will cycle to Narberth the traditional route to get a taste of the country we may have to become an expat if the election results go a certain way. So lets drink a Latte, have a French pastry and be happy on this fateful day! If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start the ride cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • November 410:00AM
    Wed November 4, 2020 - Upper Roxborough Reservoir Preserve

    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. The Upper Roxborough Reservoir located at a high point in the consolidated city of the county of Philadelphia is now a preserve. We will read about this Philadelphia land mark on the interpretation signage and cycle around the perrimmiter. This is close to the Schuylkill Valley Nature Center but we will not visit there. Too many dirt roads. Afterwards, we will descend Shawmont Ave to the Manayunk Canal Tow Path and hsve a coffee stop at Artesano Gallery, Green La and Main St in Manayunk. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start the ride cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • November 510:00AM
    Thu November 5, 2020 - Thursday Morning Hill Ride - Williamson Rd/ Wayerly Rd

    Level D: 10mph, 30 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. This morning's Thursday Morning Hill Ride will be the fourth version of this ride: Williamson Rd - Wayerly Rd going down to River Rd on the west bank of the Schuylkill River. We then climb out of the valley via Hollow Rd and Hagesford Rd. Coffee at the Thunder Mug Cafe in East Falls. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • November 69:30AM
    Fri November 6, 2020 - Friday Frolic w/LMc - Indian Summer Special. DOYLESTOWN TO HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ . COVID PRECAUTIONS in Effect

    Level B-/C+: 13.5-14mph, 55 miles. Meet at Central Park in Doylestown - Wells Rd between Turk and Lower State/Court St.. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Scenic route on a beautiful autumn day with predicted high of 69* - meander from Doylestown through Upper Bucks County, into Hunterdon County, NJ, on [mostly] peaceful and pretty country roads, passing lovely country homes & farms. Outbound via Buckingham, Lahaska, and Ringoes, returning via Stockton, Bulls Island, and Carversville. Before crossing the river into NJ, we have an optional quick Wawa stop at mile 17 in New Hope. Rest stop at Ringoes at mile 26 - choice of delis, country market, take-out diner. On the return, we can stop at the Lumberville Store at mile 42 on River Rd, if needed. Total elevation gain is 2461 feet - rolling, but nothing too steep. We will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain the advertized pace. COVID PRECAUTIONS in Effect: Please review the Rider Guidelines for COVID Mitigation posted on the club website. Please bring a mask and hand sanitizer, and practice social distancing (20 ft apart while cycling, 6 ft apart when stopped). GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. Explore pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties. 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 http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6539120.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • November 610:00AM
    Fri November 6, 2020 - Paper Trail Bike Coffee Shop, Rittenhouse Town, Wisahicon Park

    Level D: 10mph, 16 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. This will be a simple bicycle ride out Martin Luther King Dr to the Wisahicon Paved Trail to the Papper Trail Bike Coffee Shop. Return the same way except taking Kelly Dr Bike Path to our start location. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start the ride cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • November 78:55AM
    Sat November 7, 2020 - CANCELLED Winter Bee

    Level B: 14.5-15.5mph, 30 - 60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:55 am. Sorry Have to Cancel - Installing new box window on front of house. 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. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Check daily listing for GPS route information. Ride may be cancelled up to an hour before ride time - always check listing on day of ride. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

  • November 79:00AM
    Sat November 7, 2020 - Valley Forge Park - the Easy Way

    Level D: 10mph, 40 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Last week we cycled to Valley Forge Park the old way which is another way of saying the hard way. This Saturday we will cycle the easy way, out the Schuylkill River Trail to the park and return via the Chester Valley Trail with stops in Norristown for a quick small coffee and one donut at Dunkn Donuts and a stop at the Wegmans in King of Prussia Mall just off the eastern trail head of the Chester Valley Trail. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start the ride cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • November 79:30AM
    Sat November 7, 2020 - Spring Mill Saturday C Power Line Trail

    Level C: 11.5-12mph, 32 miles. Meet at Spring Mill SEPTA lot beside Riverbend Cycles. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Power Line Trail again. Food stop at Whole Foods in Spring House. PLEASE remember your mask! Easy going pace with regrouping at hill tops and traffic signals. Maybe a few turning leaves along the way. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

  • November 710:00AM
    Sat November 7, 2020 - Philly Wandrers - Best of the Wurst

    Level C-: 12mph, 51 miles. Meet at Cadence Cycling and Cafe 201 S. 25th St Philadelphia. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Enjoy a fun and scenic ride on this adventure through Burlington County NJ as we explore beautiful and little-known areas. Rest stops include Wawa and lunch at Best of the Wurst with German, Polish and American food prepared by Chef Wilhelm and served in an outdoor riverside venue. Along the way we'll stop at a number of peaceful, natural places including Boundary Creek Trail, Amico Island County Park and the Heritage Park Boardwalk on the Delaware River. NOTE: Have tires suitable for unpaved trails. There is a 3/4 mile section of unpaved trail at Boundary Creek plus another 3/4 section of unpaved trail at Amico Island. If you don't want to ride these sections you can sit them out as they are both loops and you can wait for the group to finish them and rejoin you. Due to sunset at 4:52 pm, bring lights if you have them **BCP COVID-19 guidelines will be in effect** The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34427586.
    Leader: Rob Gusky, , 920-573-5128

  • November 710:00AM
    Sat November 7, 2020 - Toss of the Dice - Doylestown - 77 Miles

    Level B-/C+: 14mph, 45-80 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Ride Level: Various rides ranging 45-80 miles. We will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to ride group pace. Bring food or money for snack along the way, as well as a spare tube, tire irons and multi-tool. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Preregistration required. If you want a cue PDF, please send me your email address. The on-line route map is Doylestown.
    Leader: Joseph M. Pless, , 610-937-9010

  • November 89:30AM
    Sun November 8, 2020 - Skippack Village via Perkiomen and Skippack Trails

    Level C: 12mph, 32 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Combination of trails to get to Skippack Village. 28mm or wider tires suggested. The Perkiomen Trail is manageable on road tires, but it is a bit lumpy. If you have a hybrid or a mountain bike that is best. The return trip will be on roads. WAWA stop at 16 miles. PLEASE remember your mask! Easy going pace. We will have to climb up the Skippack Trail to get to Skippack Village. We will regroup at hills and traffic signals. If you have not seen the Perk or Skippack Trails before, they should be very scenic with fall foliage at this time of year. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

  • November 89:30AM
    Sun November 8, 2020 - Sunday BCP/SCU Hikes in the Wissahickon

    Hike Moderate Pace on Moderate Trails, 5-7 miles. Start location to be determined. The hike leaves at 9:30 am. Hiking the Wissahickon with BCP COVID-19 Protocols. Registrtion now open for this hike. Pre-registration is required. This is a shared hike with SCU. One week will be lead by BCP with registration on the BCP site and the next week will be lead by SCU with registration on their site. This week's hike is coordinated by SCU so you will need to go to their Meetup page for the details on the hike and to register: https://www.meetup.com/Suburban-Cyclists-Unlimited-Meetup/events/274294165/ . (You may need to copy and paste link to your browser if it is not a hot link, we are still working on it) Hiking boots/shoes recommended and YakTrax if icy. Well behaved dogs welcome, but must be on leash at all times.
    Leader: Jim Ruddick, , 215-589-0028

  • November 812:00PM
    Sun November 8, 2020 - Sunny Sunday D Ride

    Level D: 10mph, 12-24 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. This ride is for the novice cyclist, those new to group riding or to the area. There will be instruction on bicycle safety, and rules of the road. It is a slower paced ride through Fairmount Park and beyond. Bring helmet, extra tube, water, $ for mid-ride stop and mask (required for safety and COVID mitigation). If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start, ride cancels.
    Leader: Ginnie Zipf, , 610-529-3214

  • November 812:15PM
    Sun November 8, 2020 - C Spin-off to Flourtown

    Level C: 12mph, 35 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. Ride to Giant Foods in Flourtown for a food and water stop. Friendly C ride which cheerfully waits to regroup. Some climbing. Covid rules in effect. Please bring mask for initial meet up and to enter Giant. Pre-registration not required but preferred. No ride if rain at start or 50 pct or more chance of rain in NOAA forecast.
    Leader: Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487

  • November 81:20PM
    Sun November 8, 2020 - Sunday PM (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble Ride CHESTNUT HILL TO AMBLER (COVID PRECAUTIONS remain in effect)

    Level B-: 14mph, 38 miles. Meet at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. The ride leaves at 1:20 pm. FOR 11/8: Pretty loop from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (the parking lot on Cherokee St near Hartwell Lane, at the Middle School) to Conshohocken, Plymouth Meeting, Blue Bell, and Ambler. Brief rest stop in Ambler at Mile 25 at Abyss Coffee. Return to Chestnut Hill via Oreland. Total climbing 2212 ft. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic loop, thru Mont.Co. or Lower Bucks, brief rest stop. Unless otherwise noted, meet most Sundays Bruno's (finish point for many of the Sun AM Wiss hikes). Occasionally meet elsewhere Chestnut Hill. Return by 5:00pm. Please bring LIGHTS. Details posted each week. Every Sun during winter hike season, weather permitting, w/possible exception Valentine's Day (2/14). If weather not bike-friendly, ride may be replaced by snow activity. Keep moving through winter - maintain base fitness for spring cycling in March. COVID PRECAUTIONS (mask, hand sanitizer, social distancing, etc.) prevail, until further notice. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31602266.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • November 910:00AM
    Mon November 9, 2020 - SVT to Conshohocken

    Level D: 10mph, 30 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Flat ride to Conshohocken via the SVT. Then, up Fayette St. to the Great American Pub for an outdoor lunch. Return via the SVT and then up Shawmont to Umbria before we descend into Manayunk. (Or take the flat canal trail.) Back via the MLK Drive. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start the ride cancels. Call or text me if you are uncertain. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Jeff Berger, , 302-562-0935

  • November 1010:00AM
    Tue November 10, 2020 - Narberth - Great Expectations Together

    Level D: 10mph, 17 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. We will cycle out the confusing way to Narberth where we will have a coffee stop at GET. We will return the radiational way over Bryn Mawr Ave in the Penn Valley. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start the ride cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • November 1110:00AM
    Wed November 11, 2020 - Merchantville, NJ, Train Station Coffe Shop

    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 cycle over the Ben Franklin Bridge to Merchantville. There along a rails to trail bike path is the old Merchantville Train Station converted to an art gallery and coffee shop for our destination. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start the ride cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • November 1210:00AM
    Thu November 12, 2020 - Thursday Morning Hill Ride - Merion Squre Version

    Level D: 10mph, 30 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Come out for the fifth version of the Thursday Morning Hill Ride, up a very challenging Rd - Merion Squre Rd. Then on Youngs Ford Rd to Wayerly Rd and down to the Schuylkill River on the Montgomery County side. Don't worry you will have more hills to climb up out of the valley! If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start the ride cancels Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • November 1310:00AM
    Fri November 13, 2020 - Friday Frolic w/LMc. HORSHAM LIBRARY to PLUMSTEADVILLE & CHUBBY'S ICE CREAM. COVID PRECAUTIONS IN EFFECT

    Level B-: 14mph, 50 miles. Meet at Horsham Library, Babylon Rd. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. For Friday the 13th: Our LUCKIEST route ever, another scenic gem by Charlie B! Pretty meander from Horsham (Montco) to Plumsteadville in Bucks County. Outbound via Colmar and Dublin, return via Peace Valley Park/Lake Galena, and Doylestown. Rest stop at Tabora's Farm & Orchard at Mile 17. Chubby's Ice Cream (and Wawa) in Plumsteadville at Mile 25. On the return, there are bathroom stops available at Mile 35 and Mile 40. Total climbing 2383 ft. Rolling terrain, but no killer climbs. COVID PRECAUTIONS in effect. Please refer to the Rider Guidelines for COVID Mitigation posted on the club's website. STARTING TIME 9:45, due to waiting for early morning rain to move out of area. If weather is still damp at 9:15, we may move this ride back to 10:00, to allow weather to dry out. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. Explore pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties. Starting points through different regions. Please check daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map provided for each ride. If weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a hike/walk. As long as we are enjoying outdoor exercise, and Mother Nature, in the company of friends, we'll have a memorable outing. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34638929.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • November 1310:00AM
    Fri November 13, 2020 - Paper Trail Bike Coffee Shop - Rittenhouse Town - Wissahicon Park

    Level D: 10mph, 15 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Easy pesy ride to the Papper Trail Bike Coffee Shop in Wissahicon Park. Out MLK Dr, Wissahicon bike trail the Coffee shop and return via the Kelly Dr bike path. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start the ride cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • November 148:35AM
    Sat November 14, 2020 - Philly Wandrers - D&R Canal Trail to Bordentown

    Level C: 12mph, 49 miles. Meet at 30th Street Station. The ride leaves at 8:35 am. This multi-modal adventure begins at 30th St Station on Septa Regional Rail 707 departing at 9:06 am and arriving at Trenton Transit Center at 9:56 am. We will ride south through Trenton to 4 miles of gravel on the D&R Canal Trail. We'll then explore the River Towns as we travel south along the eastern shore of the Delaware River and check out several miles of new trail on the Circuit Trails in Burlington County. We'll take a well-earned break in Burlington NJ at the 23 mile mark. Continuing south we'll check out the Riverton Yacht Club on our way to Palmyra Nature Cove. From there we'll head back to Philly across the Ben Franklin bridge. **Note: Have appropriate tires for the 4 miles of gravel trail. BCP COVID guidelines will be in effect** The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34608118.
    Leader: Rob Gusky, , 920-573-5128

  • November 148:55AM
    Sat November 14, 2020 - Winter Bee - Coventry Crossing

    Level B: 14.5-15.5mph, 50 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:55 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. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Check daily listing for GPS route information. Ride may be cancelled up to an hour before ride time - always check listing on day of ride. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27660154.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

  • November 149:00AM
    Sat November 14, 2020 - South Jersey (Salem County) Flatland Adventure from Fort Mott. COVID PRECAUTIONS in EFFECT. RESCHEDULED from 11/7.

    Level B-: 14-15mph, 70 (or 57 short-cut) miles. Meet at Fort Mott State Park, 454 Fort Mott Rd, Pennsville, NJ 08070 GPS: DMS 39° 36’ 09.80 ” N 75° 32' 55.39. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. NEW ROUTE, AS OF 11/12: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29773353 Joke in progress: Ride Leader walks into a bar. Bartender asks, "How about a FLAT ride for a change?" Still working on the punchline..... This scenic loop, near Delaware Bay, will take us on quiet, country roads through farmlands, marshlands, & across peaceful creeks and rivers. Terrain is very gentle -- mostly flat, with a couple of small climbs, but these are less than 150 ft each. Total elevation gain is 1178 ft. This route will venture down to the inlet and marina on the Cohansey River. Rest stops at mile 23 (Alloway), mile 38 (Greenwich), and mile 54 (Hancock's Bridge). SHORT-CUT OPTION: There will be a self-guided short-cut for those wanting to ride ~57 miles. The shorter version will not go down to Greenwich or the inlet, but will have two rest stops at Alloway and Hancock's Bridge. Directions to the starting point at Fort Mott: I-295 South in NJ to Exit 1/NJ-49 E - Broadway for Pennsville/Salem. After 4 miles on NJ-49E/Broadway, turn right onto Fort Mott Rd, and stay on this road for 3.5 miles, til you get to the Bay. Entrance to the State Park will be on your right. From Center City Phila., drive time is LESS THAN ONE HOUR. Google Maps link for driving directions from Phila to Fort Mott: http://tinyurl.com/mm9kmed. COVID PRECAUTIONS in Effect: Please review the Rider Guidelines for COVID Mitigation posted on the website. Please bring a mask and hand sanitizer, and please practice safe social distancing - 20 ft apart while cycling, and at least 6 ft apart when stopped. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29773353.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • November 149:00AM
    Sat November 14, 2020 - Pennypack Park Bike Trail

    Level D: 10mph, 28 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Pennypack Park has a bike trail from the Delaware River to Pine Road, almost to.the northern border of the city. But we will go further into Montgomery County, almost to the Bucks County border. Turning back and through the Frankford mill.ares of Philadelphia and then the Huntingdon area of Philadelphia. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start the ride cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • November 149:30AM
    Sat November 14, 2020 - Spring Mill Saturday C 3 Trails and a Downhill

    Level C: 11.5-12mph, 29 miles. Meet at Spring Mill SEPTA lot beside Riverbend Cycles. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Reverse of the old route, going down the big hill instead of up. Same elevation gain, just spread out more. 3 Trails (all paved). ACME stop at mile 14. PLEASE remember your mask :) No potty at the start :( Make a pit stop before you arrive. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

  • November 1410:00AM
    Sat November 14, 2020 - CANCELLED Toss of the Dice

    Level B-/C+: 14mph, 45-80 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Ride Level: Various rides ranging 45-80 miles. We will regroup as needed, but riders are expected to ride group pace. Bring food or money for snack along the way, as well as a spare tube, tire irons and multi-tool. Check daily listing for route information. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Preregistration required. If you want a cue PDF, please send me your email address.
    Leader: Joseph M. Pless, , 610-937-9010

  • November 159:30AM
    Sun November 15, 2020 - Sunday BCP/SCU Hikes in the Wissahickon - COVID PRECAUTIONS in Effect

    Hike Moderate Pace on Moderate Trails, 5-7 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The hike leaves at 9:30 am. Hiking the Wissahickon with BCP COVID-19 Protocols. [FOR 11/15: let's meet at BRUNO'S for a pretty & rejuvenating adventure on both sides of the creek. Brief rest stop mid-way at the Valley Green Inn. On the return, hikers seeking a short-cut can take Forbidden Drive back to Bruno's.] There will be two separate hikes leaving from Bruno's, one lead by Linda McGrane and one lead by Ed Swin. Linda will probably be hiking a little faster than Ed, so keep that in mind at the start when you decide which group to hike with. Each will have 10 hikers with them. Pre-registration is required. If you are not registered, please do not just show up. This is a shared hike with SCU. One week will be lead by BCP with registration on the BCP site and the next week will be lead by SCU with registration on their site. Hiking boots/shoes recommended and YakTrax if icy. Well behaved dogs welcome, but must be on leash at all times. Here is are the BCP Hiker Guidelines for COVID Mitigation: https://phillybikeclub.org/bcp_covid_19_hiking_guidelines.pdf
    Leaders: Jim Ruddick, , 215-589-0028, Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862 and Edmund N. Sawin, , 215-896-9230 

  • November 159:30AM
    Sun November 15, 2020 - WEEK 2 - HIKE THE WISS WITH BCP/SCU

    Hike Moderate Pace on Moderate Trails, 6-6.5 miles. Meet at 7639 Germantown Ave, Phila (Chestnut Hill Flower & Garden). The hike leaves at 9:30 am. Due to the popularity of the start of the hike season and awesome weather, please join me as a 3rd hike leader for BCP on 11/15. The hike will be 6-6.5 mi, ~ 3 hrs, 2.5 mph pace, starting at 9:30 a.m. Please wear sturdy hiking shoes, bring water/snack and a MASK; hiking poles if needed. NO RSVP, NO HIKE (REQUIRED)! Please do not park directly in front of the flower shop; park up the street on the same side or in the neighborhood. We will meet at the corner of Cresheim Valley & Germantown Ave in front of the flower shop. No bathrooms open; plan accordingly. Must be in Compliance with BCP Covid Precautions. https://phillybikeclub.org/bcp_covid_19_hiking_guidelines.pdf If weather is an issue, no go will be decided by 7:30 a.m. on this site. If no information, hike is on! Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda Mueller, , 215-646-5718

  • November 1512:00PM
    Sun November 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. This ride will pick one important biking skill for practicing while on the ride for both new and experienced riders. Please dress properly for weather. Bring extra tube, water, $ for mid ride snack stop. Helmet and mask is required by the Bike Club. Smiles at the top of a hill will allow for catching breath.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

  • November 1512:15PM
    Sun November 15, 2020 - C Spin-off to Ardmore

    Level C: 12mph, 30 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. Ride to Wawa in Ambler for a food and water stop. Friendly C ride which cheerfully waits to regroup. Some climbing. Covid rules in effect. Please bring mask for initial meet up and to enter Wawa. Pre-registration not required but preferred. No ride if rain at start or 50 pct or more chance of rain in NOAA forecast.
    Leader: Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487

  • November 151:15PM
    Sun November 15, 2020 - Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble. BRUNO'S TO OAKS (almost Collegeville) COVID PRECAUTIONS remain in effect

    Level B-: 14mph, 40 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:15 pm. For 11/15: Bruno's to Oaks (almost Collegeville) via SRT, w/brief rest stop at Wawa. Scenic loop, thru Mont.Co. or Lower Bucks, brief rest stop. Unless otherwise noted, meet most Sundays Bruno's (finish point for many of the Sun AM Wiss hikes). Occasionally meet elsewhere Chestnut Hill. Return by 5:00pm. Please bring LIGHTS. Details posted each week. Every Sun during winter hike season, weather permitting, w/possible exception Valentine's Day (2/14). If weather not bike-friendly, ride may be replaced by snow activity. Keep moving through winter - maintain base fitness for spring cycling in March. COVID PRECAUTIONS (mask, hand sanitizer, social distancing, etc.) prevail, until further notice. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29147802.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • November 1610:00AM
    Mon November 16, 2020 - Conshohocken for a Latte

    Level D: 10mph, 32 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Conshohocken has a real coffee but it is up the hill: 'feine! We will do a run around to avoid the pain and enjoy a Latte by taking the Cross County Trail up to Germantown Pike and down Butler Pike. But Butler Pike becomes Lafayette St which has two short hills to the real coffee shop. But be reasured it is down hill all the way back to Philly! If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start the ride cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • November 1710:00AM
    Tue November 17, 2020 - Wynnewood - Delancey Street Bagels

    Level D: 10mph, 24 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. We will cycle one train station beyond Narberth, Wynnewood! A standard bicycle route out and a change in the normal route back. 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

  • November 1810:00AM
    Wed November 18, 2020 - Chestnut Hill Coffee Shop

    Level D: 10mph, 30 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Back up the hill we cycle for a coffee. All the streets in Chestnut Hill have been repaved so it will be smooth riding. Return via Northwester Ave, Barren Hill Rd and the SRT. 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

  • November 1910:00AM
    Thu November 19, 2020 - Thursday Morning Hill Ride - Merion Squre Rd

    Level D: 10mph, 31 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Come out for the fifth version of the Thursday Morning Hill Ride, up a very challenging Rd - Merion Squre Rd. Then on Youngs Ford Rd to Wayerly Rd and down to the Schuylkill River on the Montgomery County side. Don't worry you will have more hills to climb up out of the valley! If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start the ride cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • November 209:30AM
    Fri November 20, 2020 - Friday Frolic w/LMc. HORSHAM LIBRARY to PLUMSTEADVILLE & CHUBBY'S ICE CREAM. COVID PRECAUTIONS IN EFFECT (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-: 14mph, 50 miles. Meet at Horsham Library, Babylon Rd. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Another 5-star scenic gem by Charlie B! Pretty meander from Horsham (Montco) to Plumsteadville in Bucks County. Outbound via Colmar and Dublin, return via Peace Valley Park/Lake Galena, and Doylestown. Rest stop at Tabora's Farm & Orchard at Mile 17. Chubby's Ice Cream (and Wawa) in Plumsteadville at Mile 25. On the return, there are bathroom stops available at Mile 35 and Mile 40. Total climbing 2383 ft. Rolling terrain, but no killer climbs. COVID PRECAUTIONS in effect. Please refer to the Rider Guidelines for COVID Mitigation posted on the club's website. GENERIC DESCRIPTION: Scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. Explore pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties. Starting points through different regions. Please check daily calendar for details of each Friday's route -- terrain, mileage, rest stops, etc. Cue sheets and on-line route map provided for each ride. If weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a hike/walk. As long as we are enjoying outdoor exercise, and Mother Nature, in the company of friends, we'll have a memorable outing. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34638929.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • November 2010:00AM
    Fri November 20, 2020 - Paper Trail Bike Coffee Shop - Rittenhouse Town, Wisahicon Park

    Level D: 10mph, 20 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. We will take a slightly more vigorous route up to Ridge Ave on Fountain Green Dr and over to Henry Ave. The Walnut Lane Bridge takes us to the "back door " of Rittenhouse Town. 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

  • November 218:55AM
    Sat November 21, 2020 - CANCELLED Winter Bee. COVID-19 and Thanksgiving precaution.

    Level B: 14.5-15.5mph, 30 - 60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:55 am. With Thanksgiving next week and the rise in COVID-19 positive cases I thought it would be prudent to cancel this group event. It is going to be a beautiful day so I encourage you to ride solo and discover new routes that we can use in the future. 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. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Check daily listing for GPS route information. Ride may be cancelled up to an hour before ride time - always check listing on day of ride. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

  • November 219:00AM
    Sat November 21, 2020 - Bucks & Hunterdon Counties, Garden of Reflection, 60mi COVID PRECAUTIONS in Effect

    Level B-: 14mph, 60 miles. Meet at Quarry Hill Elementary School, 1625 Quarry Rd Yardley, PA 19067. Quarry Rd becomes Dolington Rd.. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Picturesque loop from Yardley/Makefield in Bucks County to Washington Crossing to NJ, Ringoes, Stockton, Bulls Island, Carversville, and Lahaska (Peddlers Village). Quaint towns and wide open green vistas. Total climbing 3527 ft. Rolling terrain with a few brisk climbs, but no climb too steep. Rest stop options/opportunities include: bathrooms on the NJ side of Washington Crossing at Mile 6, QuickCheck convenience store at Mile 18, deli/market in Ringoes at Mile 27, bathrooms at Bulls Island at Mile 39/Lumberville Store at Mile 40, Lucky Cupcake bakery in Peddlers Village at Mile 46. At the very end of the ride, returning to the finish, we can stop at the Garden of Reflection, the very special 911 Memorial site - an important & moving place to visit to honor our fallen heroes, before Thanksgiving. COVID PRECAUTIONS (masks, hand sanitizer, social distancing) remain in effect, as per the club's Rider Guidelines for COVID Mitigation. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34575750.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • November 219:00AM
    Sat November 21, 2020 - Ambler, PA

    Level D: 10mph, 45 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. It might be harder to find a place to eat outside, social distancing each other and wearing a face cover as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens. But we know from our bike rides in last March/April Ambler has an outstanding place for just this type of destination: Sweet Briar Cafe and Ice Cream! 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

  • November 219:30AM
    Sat November 21, 2020 - Spring Mill Saturday C to TJ's in Ardmore

    Level C: 11.5-12mph, 28 miles. Meet at Spring Mill SEPTA lot beside Riverbend Cycles. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Ardmore loop to Trader Joe's/Farmers Market. The first 7 miles are trail - SRT and Cynwyd. Down through Havertown to TJ's. PLEASE remember your mask! No potties at the start :( Make a pit stop before you arrive. Moderate pace with regrouping at hill tops and traffic signals. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

  • November 2212:00PM
    Sun November 22, 2020 - Sunny Sunday Afternoon D Ride

    Level D: 10mph, 15 - 20 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. This is the best club ride for novice cyclists, those new to group riding or those new to Philadelphia. There will be a review of cycling rules and regulations for cycling on everyday streets. Review of tools needed to fix the most common brake down: flat tires! And a brief description of the ride for the day. You must have a bike hemet, a face covering and a working bicycle. Come and enjoy the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia's best starter ride. 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

  • November 2212:15PM
    Sun November 22, 2020 - Sunny Sunday C Spinoff - Philly Airport

    Level C: 11.5-12mph, 29 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. Not as many planes flying these days, but we will try to spot a few. PLEASE remember your mask for WAWA at mile 19. A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup at traffic signals (since almost the entire route is in the city, it is flat as a pancake). Return trip for 3 miles on the Cobbs Creek Parkway Trail. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

  • November 2310:00AM
    Mon November 23, 2020 - Daryl's Pastries, Elkins Park

    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 kind of take a similar route when we go to Chestnut Hill but use Chression Valley Rd to Stenton Ave, Ivy Hill Road, the Wayerly Rd into Elkins Park. Return following the old Reading Rail Road line. Return after 3pm. 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

  • November 2410:00AM
    Tue November 24, 2020 - Narberth, PA - Le Petit Mitron

    Level D: 10mph, 17 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Traditional route out and back to Le Petit Mitron, French Pastries in Narberth, PA. 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

  • November 2510:00AM
    Wed November 25, 2020 - Merchantville, NJ Train Station Coffee Shop

    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 cycle over the Ben Franklin Bridge to Merchantville. There along a rails to trail bike path is the old Merchantville Train Station converted to an art gallery and coffee shop for our destination. If KYW is reporting rain outside their studio one hour prior to start the ride cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • November 2610:00AM
    Thu November 26, 2020 - Thursday Morning Hill Ride - Wayerly Rd Backward

    Level D: 10mph, 30 miles. Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. I am adding a sixth version of the Thursday Morning Hill Ride - going up Wayerly Rd from River Rd of Flat Rock Park to Youngs Ford Rd. Since it is Thanksgiving Day we will have a coffee at the Starbucks in Suburban Square, Ardmore. Not sure of what we will get into as to the grade and lenth of the assent out of the Schuylkill River Valley on Wayerly Rd to Youngs Ford Rd but willing to try this once! 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

  • November 279:30AM
    Fri November 27, 2020 - UDHS to MONTGOMERYVILLE. COVID PRECAUTIONS in Effect. (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-/C+: 13.5-14mph, 52 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. ROUTE UPDATED on 11/126 w/NEW ROUTE LINK. Pretty and scenic Montgomery County loop from Upper Dublin High School to celebrate the start of the holiday season with friends, and to enjoy an outdoor lunch on the patio of Wegman's in Montgomeryville. Outbound via Ambler, Gwynedd, and Lansdale. Return via part of the 202 Parkway trail, Warrington, and Maple Glen. On the outbound, there is a quick break at the mega-Wawa at mile 18 in Gwynedd, with bathrooms available. Outdoor lunch stop is at mile 30. On the return, if another rest stop is needed, we come close to a couple of Wawas at mile 42 (Warrington) and/or mile 46 (Horsham). Plan is to return before 3:00pm. COVID PRECAUTIONS in Effect: please bring mask and hand sanitizer, and practice safe social distancing. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34735362.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • November 2710:00AM
    Fri November 27, 2020 - Ultimo Coffee - Germantown

    Level D: 10mph, 16 miles. Meet at 22nd and Pennsylvanian Ave . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Please note new meeting place! Paper Trail Bike Coffee Shop is closed today, so we will climb Rittenhouse St to Ultimo Coffee at Wayne Ave after taking this simple route to Rittenhouse Town in the Wisahicon Park. A casual route thru Germantown with the descent to Kelley Dr bike path on Midvale Ave. 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

  • November 288:55AM
    Sat November 28, 2020 - Winter Bee - Chester Creek Trail

    Level B: 14.5-15.5mph, 53 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:55 am. Winter B ride with longer rides when warmer, shorter rides when colder. Total elevation 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/donut stop at Kyj's Bakery. Please be familiar with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia Rider Guidelines for COVID-19 Mitigation, and bring a mask for the rest stop. Check daily listing for GPS route information. Ride may be cancelled up to an hour before ride time - always check listing on day of ride. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is Chester Creek Trail.
    Leader: Simon Knight, , 215-219-9555

  • November 289:00AM
    Sat November 28, 2020 - Newark, DE to Turkey Point Lighthouse Adventure. COVID PRECAUTIONS in Effect

    Level B-: 14mph, 59 miles. Meet at Parking lot of the Newark & Pomeroy Rail Trail, near Bike Line & Ski Bum stores, next to the Newark Shopping Center on Main St. . The ride leaves at 9:00 am. In honor of Thanksgiving turkey, this ride is a revival of the late Peter Odell's classic route to the Turkey Point Lighthouse, on the scenic and peaceful peninsula between the Elk River and the North East River, at the head of the Chesapeake Bay. Mostly quiet roads in northwestern Delaware and northeastern Maryland. Rest stop at mile 18.5, in the cute town of Northeast, MD. ScenicTurkey Point Lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula is at mile 31.5. (The Lighthouse Trail runs right along the perimeter of the peninsula.) On the return, we have a rest stop at a market/deli at mile 45. Total elevation gain is 3986 feet. Mostly rolling terrain, with some steep climbs (up-down-up-down) close to the lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula. We will stop to regroup as needed. Travel time from Philadelphia to Newark is ~one hour. Driving Directions from Philadelphia: I-95 South into DE, then DE-273 West toward Newark/Univ. of DE. DE-273 will lead you to Main St. The Newark Shopping Center, the Rail Trail parking lot, and Bike Line & Ski Bum stores will be on your right. COVID PRECAUTIONS in Effect: Please read the Rider Guidelines for COVID Mitigation posted on the website. Please bring masks and hand sanitizer, and please practice social distancing - 20 ft apart when cycling, and at least 6 ft apart when stopped. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17801365.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • November 289:00AM
    Sat November 28, 2020 - Ardmore Farmers Market

    Level D: 10mph, 22 miles. Meet at 22nd and Pennsylvanian Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Please note new meeting place! The coffee shop in the Ardmore Farmers Market has reopened after the beginning of the COVID-19 shutdown and is under new management. Now I will be available to have a latte with a jelly donut, which I have been missing all these months. We will return via Delaware County. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • November 289:30AM
    Sat November 28, 2020 - Spring Mill Saturday C - Whole Lotta Cathcart Road

    Level C: 11.5-12mph, 29 miles. Meet at Spring Mill SEPTA lot beside Riverbend Cycles. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. PLEASE remember your mask and practice good social distancing! Moderately paced ride with regrouping at hill tops and traffic signals. Food stop at Whole Foods in Spring House. As the title indicates, we will use Cathcart Rd on the way up and on the way back. No potty at the start :( Make a pit stop before you arrive. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

  • November 299:30AM
    Sun November 29, 2020 - Sunday BCP Hikes in Parks outside of Phila

    Hike Moderate Pace on Moderate Trails, 5-7 miles. Start location to be determined. The hike leaves at 9:30 am. Hiking with BCP COVID-19 Protocols. Due to the suspension of the Sunday Hiking in the Wiss program, please check the ride calendar for Ad Hoc hikes that may become available in parks and trails outside of the city. We certainly encourage people to post an ad hoc hike outside the city on any day of the week, not just Sunday.
    Leader: Jim Ruddick, , 215-589-0028

  • November 299:30AM
    Sun November 29, 2020 - Test ride for new route - Tacony Creek Trail

    Level C+/C: 11.5-12mph, 40 miles. Meet at Spring Mill SEPTA lot beside Riverbend Cycles. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. See how bike routes are designed. This will be a scouting report for a new loop. There will be 7 or 8 miles which I have not ridden before. Moderate pace with regrouping. PLEASE remember your mask!!! I will encourage riders to wear their masks in Philly. 2 WAWA stops! No potty at the start :( Make a pit stop before you arrive. The '+' on the grade is for distance and a couple of climbs. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Michael Fuller, , 484-682-4562

  • November 2912:00PM
    Sun November 29, 2020 - Sunny Sunday D Ride

    Level D: 9-12mph, 12-24 miles. Meet at 22nd & Pennsylvania Ave., Philadelphia, PA. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. !!!PLEASE NOT THERE IS A NEW STARTING LOCATION DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS!!! OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride for both new, older, and younger riders. The ride will go through Fairmont Park and beyond with a hill or two for conditioning. An essential biking skill will be demonstrated and practiced for a short period of time on this ride. Please bring helmet and mask (required by the club). You should have an extra tube and instruments to change a flat, water, dress properly for the weather, and $ for mid ride snack rest stop. This ride will give you a chance to work off some of the extra calories from Thanksgiving. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

  • November 2912:15PM
    Sun November 29, 2020 - C spin-off winter edition

    Level C: 12mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. Winter destinations will be determined based on weather on the day of the ride. Friendly C ride which cheerfully waits to regroup. Some climbing required. COVID rules in effect. Bring mask for meet-up and food stop. No ride if rain at the start of the ride or 50 pct or more chance of rain during ride per NOAA forecast. Pre-registration strongly encouraged.
    Leader: Jim Kahn, , 215-771-4487

  • November 291:15PM
    Sun November 29, 2020 - Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble. FT. WASHINGTON STATE PARK to OAKS, via SRT. COVID PRECAUTIONS in Effect

    Level B-: 14mph, 35-40 miles. Meet at Ft. Washington State Park, Flourtown Picnic Area. The ride leaves at 1:15 pm. FOR 11/29 - MEETING AT THE FLOURTOWN PICNIC AREA of FT. WASHINGTON STATE PARK, on WEST MILL RD, in order to avoid the crowds at Bruno's - Scenic loop, thru Mont.Co. or Lower Bucks, brief rest stop. MEETING POINTS WILL VARY, due to the AM hikes being moved from Wissahickon to suburban points outside of Phila. Return by 5:00pm. Please bring LIGHTS. Details posted each week. Every Sun during winter hike season, weather permitting, w/possible exception Valentine's Day. If weather not bike-friendly, ride may be replaced by snow activity. Keep moving through winter - maintain base fitness for spring cycling in March. COVID PRECAUTIONS (mask, hand sanitizer, distancing, etc.) remain in effect. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • November 301:00AM
    Mon November 30, 2020 - test ride

    Hike Moderate Pace on Moderate Trails, 5 miles. Meet at 7639 Germantown Ave, Phila (Chestnut Hill Flower & Garden). The hike leaves at 1:00 am. 🥾 This is a test of the BCP ride listing system. There is no hike, this is just a system test. 🥾
    Leader: Chuck Herbert, , 215-430-3222

  • November 3010:00AM
    Mon November 30, 2020 - Conshohocken - Deli on 4th

    Level D: 10mph, 31 miles. Meet at 22nd and Pennsylvanian Ave . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Please note new meeting place! Deli on 4th awaits us up Fayetteville St at Fourth Avenue. Four up hill blocks you won't forget. Out door seating for coffee with breakfast if you wish. Up and back from Conshohocken over to Schuylkill River Trail. 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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