Day to Day Calendar

Philadelphia Weekend Weather

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 Day to Day 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.

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Fri January 18, 2019 - Friday Frolic w/Linda. CANCELLED for Jan. 18, due to snowy weather/road conditions. Will try again next week.This is the generic description. Specific details will be posted on daily calendar for each Friday..
Level B-: 14mph, 45-50, +/- miles. Meet at TBD. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. CANCELLED for Jan. 18, due to snowy weather/road conditions. Will try again next weekEnjoy 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.
Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862 

Sat January 19, 2019 - Valley Forge Winter 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. Every Saturday through March, we will ride 17.5 miles to Kimberton Whole Food store in Kimberton, have an indoor coffee break, 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, [javascript protected email address], 267-738-6405 

Sat January 19, 2019 - Orange Blossom Cafe and Bakery .
Level D: 10mph, 30 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Let's walk over the Bridge and leave your troubles behind. That's the Tacony Palmya Bridge, walkway to NJ across the Delaware River. Our route is up the River Wards of Philadelphia and the Estate side of Palmyra and Riverton, NJ. Coffee at the Orance Blossom Cafe. Return via the Ben Franklin Bridge, but first inspecting the progress of the pedestrian ramp on the Camden side of the bridge. Cue sheets will not be available.
Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037 

Sat January 19, 2019 - Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride.
Level A: 16-17mph, 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
Leaders: Jeff Diacik, [javascript protected email address], 215-783-8537  Derek Barnes, [javascript protected email address], 610-246-3917 and Shahar Shiff, [javascript protected email address], 215-776-3963

Level B-: 14mph, 50 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:15 am. RESCHEDULED from Sat, 1/5, IN HOPES OF DRY WEATHER. Scenic loop from Ft. Washington to the Food Court in Hennings Market in Harleysville. Outbound via North Wales, Lansdale, and Hatfield. Return from Harleysville via Evansburg, Center Square, and Flourtown. On the outbound segment, we have a quick rest stop if needed for bathroom and snack at mile 16 in Lansdale. Indoor lunch stop at Hennings at mile 28. On the return, we will pass a couple of parks with bathroom facilities or a porta-potty, if another quick break is needed. Total elevation gain is 2240 ft, no killer climbs. Most of the elevation is before the lunch stop. Plan is to return by 2:30 pm, due to the Travelogue meeting in Chestnut Hill this evening. CO-LEADERS WELCOME - please contact LMc, if you'd like to lead this route at an alternative pace. We will add your name and pace group to this posting. Thank you! The on-line route map is It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, January 18, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862 

Sat January 19, 2019 - 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, [javascript protected email address], 610-937-9010 

Sat January 19, 2019 - ANNUAL TRAVELOGUE MEETING - Indoor Social Event, NOT a ride. Event is ON for Saturday evening.
Meet at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. The event starts at 6:00 pm. Yes, the event is still ON. MEMBERS’ TRAVELOGUE MEETING. ALL members are warmly welcome to attend this social gathering -- a presentation by several club members about their cycling tours & trips. We'll share photos and memories of bike trips, from around the USA and far corners of the world. These bike trip photos are scenic, intriguing, entertaining, and sometimes hilarious. If you have photos & stories of bike journeys you’d like to share with your cycling pals, please contact Linda McGrane by Saturday, January 12. If you can assemble your photos on a USB flash drive or a DVD and submit them in advance, this would be ideal. Vince Calkins will be the Technical Coordinator at the event, ensuring that your photos have been loaded properly and are ready for presentation. Each presentation should be no longer than 15-20 mins, with no more than 50 images. VENUE: Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 West Willow Grove Ave, Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill), 19118. We'll be meeting in the Haber Room, on the first floor of Wissahickon Hall. Wissahickon Hall is the large, stately, gray stone building directly across from the Philadelphia Cricket Club and tennis courts. Parking: there is a free parking lot immediately adjacent to Wissahickon Hall. If you click on the "" link below, you will see a photo of the front of Wissahickon Hall. The entrance to the Haber Room is on the side of the building. We will post signs and white lights to direct you to the Haber Room. PUBLIC TRANSIT: Wissahickon Hall is 1-2 blocks from the St. Martin train station on Willow Grove Ave near Seminole St. REFRESHMENTS will be served. Meet & Greet social with refreshments will begin at 6:00 pm. Program begins at 6:15. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you are available to volunteer to help with this event (for set-up or clean-up), please contact Linda ASAP. Thank you for volunteering! If you are able to help with SET-UP, please arrive by 5:15 to 5:30pm - there is a lot to set-up in the room. If you are planning to join us at this event, please use the "Preregistration" link here to RSVP, so that we can plan the correct amount of refreshments. Hope to see you at the Travelogue! Additional information: It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, January 18, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
Organizers: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862  Chuck Herbert, [javascript protected email address], and Vince Calkins, [javascript protected email address],