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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.

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 January 2018 

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  • January 168:00AM
    Tue January 16, 2018 - Suzy-Jo Donut Day at Riverbend Cafe (ad-hoc ride)

    Level D, 10 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Meet at Cosmic Cafe, Lloyd Hall, # 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr, East Fairmont Park . The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Tuesdays are Suzy-Jo Donut day at Riverbend Cafe without needing to go on to Bridgeport, PA. This morning's route will go out Bryn Mar Ave, the Cynwd Heritage Trail, over Manayunk Trail Bridge, up Umbia and following Rivser Rd to the back approach to Riverbend Cafe and Bicycle Shop. We ride to eat donuts. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

  • January 176:30AM
    Wed January 17, 2018 - CANCELLED Nighttime Phoenixville Dog Rides

    Level B-/C+, 13.5-14.5 mph, 30-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:30 am. The rides of darkness are back every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm until the return of daylight savings time. Maintain your fitness level with weekly 30-35 mile rides. Strong headlights and taillights required. These are beautiful rides on low-traffic roads. No one dropped, regroup as necessary, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace on rolling to hilly terrain. Dress warmly. Extreme cold ( <20 degrees ), precipitation and/or icy roads cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Rick Christie, [javascript protected email address], 610-787-1985

  • January 176:00PM
    Wed January 17, 2018 - Kayuh pedalers: Wednesday Evening Rides

    Level D, 11 mph, 10 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. The rides will continue through the winter, weather and safety permitting. Helmet and safety light required. If you do not have these items you do not ride. BCP rubles apply. 18 Y O. Short rides in well lit areas. Dress for the weather.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, [javascript protected email address], 267-259-5231

  • January 199:30AM
    Fri January 19, 2018 - Friday Frolic w/Linda. This is the generic description. Specific details will be posted on daily calendar for each Friday.

    Level B-/C+, 13-15 mph, 45-50, +/- miles. Meet at Various starting points -- please check the daily . The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Enjoy scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. We'll explore pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties -- Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, etc. Starting points will vary, so that we can cycle through different regions. Depending on the destination, starting point may be in Conshohocken, Flourtown, Jenkintown, Wayne, Valley Forge, etc. 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. Scheduled for virtually every Friday throughout the year, with a few exceptions here & there. 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.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

  • January 209:00AM
    Sat January 20, 2018 - Valley Forge Winter Ride: Saturday Edition

    Level B, 13.5 mph, 35 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Every Saturday thru March we will ride 17.5 miles to the Kimberton Wholefoods in Kimberton, have an indoor coffee break, then ride 17.5 miles back to Valley Forge. Plan is to be back in VF by noon. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11516270
    Leader: Richard L. Wagner, [javascript protected email address], 267-738-6405

  • January 209:00AM
    Sat January 20, 2018 - Saturday Morning D Ride

    Level D, 9-12 mph, 18-36 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. OWLS (Older, Wiser, Longer, Slower) paced ride through Fairmount Park and beyond. This ride provides a longer and hillier ride to help conditioning and extend biking skills to help reach a C level. Bring helmet (required), extra tubes, $ for mid ride snack, dress appropriately for the weather, water, and plenty of smiles. No one will be dropped and walking up a hill is allowed. Ride will not be cancelled for cold, but ice, snow, rain will cancel. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, January 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, [javascript protected email address], 610-626-3338

  • January 209:05AM
    Sat January 20, 2018 - Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride

    Level A-, 16-17 mph, 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, [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 

  • January 2010:15AM
    Sat January 20, 2018 - Toss of the dice

    Level C+, 13-14.5 mph, 45-60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:15 am. Friendly C+ ride with, but not limited to, the following destinations: 1. Ambler 2. Whole Foods North Wales 3. Wegman's King of Prussia 4. Whole Foods Devon 5. Ridley Creek State Park area. BE SURE TO CHECK THE DAILY RIDE CALENDAR FOR RIDE LEADER AND DESTINATION INFORMATION. Bring money for lunch. YOU MUST CARRY A SPARE TUBE. Nobody is dropped. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Indication that cue sheets and/or GPS navigational information will be available no later than 24 hours prior to departure
    Leader: Joseph M. Pless, [javascript protected email address], 610-937-9010

  • January 219:00AM
    Sun January 21, 2018 - Kayuh pedalers: Winter Rides

    Level D, 11 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. The rides will continue through the winter, weather and safety permitting. The ride distance & destination will be decided on day of the ride & will be determined on the riders. BCP rules apply. Nobody is dropped. 18 Y.O. and up. Come and enjoy a casual ride. ALL rides start at time listed! NOTE: No Helmet-NO RIDE!!! No Exceptions! You must be dressed for the weather.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, [javascript protected email address], 267-259-5231

  • January 219:00AM
    Sun January 21, 2018 - Valley Forge Winter Ride: Sunday Edition

    Level B, 13.5 mph, 35 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Every Sunday thru March we will ride 17.5 miles to Hennings Market in Harleysville, have an indoor coffee break, the ride 17.5 miles back to valley Forge. Plan is to be back in VF by noon. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12359366
    Leader: Richard L. Wagner, [javascript protected email address], 267-738-6405

  • January 219:30AM
    Sun January 21, 2018 - Hike the Wissahickon: Kilimanjaro Expedition

    Level Mountaineering, 2-3 mph, 6-8 miles. Meet at Wissahickon Braves Arrow Field, Henry Avenue and Walnut Lane, Philadelphia, PA (Parking lot across from the Walnut Lane Golf Club). The ride leaves at 9:30 am. In early 1970 Sir George Head led a daring expedition to the twin peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro. His goal was to rescue the previous year's expedition led by his brother who, along with his entire team, vanished while attempting to build a bridge between the peaks. Sadly, the expedition failed twice over, finding neither Sir Head's brother nor his identical twin. BBC has produced an excellent documentary on Sir Head and the expedition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbFl5cCNcB4. Come join us for this enjoyable 7-8 mile outing which will lead us through the delightful twin gorges of the Wissahickon, passing by both Lovers' Leaps and both Hermit's Caves before descending the 200 Steps to the two bike paths paralleling Lincoln Drive. Due to the confusing terrain in the area, we will be following a guide, Laura Palmer, to the Twin Peaks. Hope you can make it. The on-line route map is https://goo.gl/maps/ixDwW5PZ9Q82
    Leader: Stephen A. Muth, [javascript protected email address], 215-692-3585

  • January 2112:00PM
    Sun January 21, 2018 - Sunny Sunday D Ride

    Level D, 9-13 mph, 12-14 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. Bring helmet (required), extra tubes, $ for mid ride snack, dress appropriately for the weather, water, and plenty of smiles. No one will be dropped and walking up a hill is allowed. Ride will not be cancelled for cold, but ice, snow, rain will cancel. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, [javascript protected email address], 610-626-3338

  • January 2112:15PM
    Sun January 21, 2018 - Sunny Sunday C Spinoff

    Level C, 11-12 mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles, usually with a lunch or snack stop. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign.
    Leader:  show and go, [javascript protected email address],

  • January 211:20PM
    Sun January 21, 2018 - Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble Ride (General description -- specific details will be posted for each Sunday)

    Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 30-35 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:20 pm. Scenic, 30-35-ish mile loop, usually through Montgomery County or Lower Bucks, with a brief rest stop. Unless otherwise stated, this winter afternoon ride will meet most Sundays at Bruno's Diner (finishing point for many of the Sunday morning Wissahickon hikes). Instead of Bruno's, we may on occasion meet at another location in Chestnut Hill. Even if you don't join the hike in the morning, you are welcome to cycle with us on this afternoon ride! We will stop to regroup if needed, but try as much as possible to maintain 13-15mph, due to short daylight. Plan is to return before 5:00pm. Please bring LIGHTS, just in case we return in the nick of time. Please ensure that your bike is ready before start time, so that we can leave promptly. Specific details will be posted for each Sunday's Route. Scheduled for EVERY Sunday throughout the winter (for the duration of the hiking season), weather permitting, EXCEPT for the last Sunday in February. (Leader will be away cross-country skiing.) This ride will resume on the first Sunday of March. If winter weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a snow activity, e.g., cross-country skiing or snow-shoeing. As long as we keep moving throughout the winter, we will maintain our base fitness level for the return of spring cycling in mid-March. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

  • January 246:30AM
    Wed January 24, 2018 - CANCELLED Nighttime Phoenixville Dog Rides

    Level B-/C+, 13.5-14.5 mph, 30-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:30 am. The rides of darkness are back every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm until the return of daylight savings time. Maintain your fitness level with weekly 30-35 mile rides. Strong headlights and taillights required. These are beautiful rides on low-traffic roads. No one dropped, regroup as necessary, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace on rolling to hilly terrain. Dress warmly. Extreme cold ( <20 degrees ), precipitation and/or icy roads cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Rick Christie, [javascript protected email address], 610-787-1985

  • January 246:00PM
    Wed January 24, 2018 - Kayuh pedalers: Wednesday Evening Rides

    Level D, 11 mph, 10 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. The rides will continue through the winter, weather and safety permitting. Helmet and safety light required. If you do not have these items you do not ride. BCP rubles apply. 18 Y O. Short rides in well lit areas. Dress for the weather.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, [javascript protected email address], 267-259-5231

  • January 269:30AM
    Fri January 26, 2018 - Friday Frolic w/Linda. This is the generic description. Specific details will be posted on daily calendar for each Friday.

    Level B-/C+, 13-15 mph, 45-50, +/- miles. Meet at Various starting points -- please check the daily . The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Enjoy scenic adventures by bike on most Fridays, throughout the year. We'll explore pretty, peaceful roads in suburban counties -- Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, etc. Starting points will vary, so that we can cycle through different regions. Depending on the destination, starting point may be in Conshohocken, Flourtown, Jenkintown, Wayne, Valley Forge, etc. 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. Scheduled for virtually every Friday throughout the year, with a few exceptions here & there. 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.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

  • January 279:00AM
    Sat January 27, 2018 - Valley Forge Winter Ride: Saturday Edition

    Level B, 13.5 mph, 35 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Every Saturday thru March we will ride 17.5 miles to the Kimberton Wholefoods in Kimberton, have an indoor coffee break, then ride 17.5 miles back to Valley Forge. Plan is to be back in VF by noon. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11516270
    Leader: Richard L. Wagner, [javascript protected email address], 267-738-6405

  • January 279:00AM
    Sat January 27, 2018 - Havertown Grill

    Level D, 10 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Havertown Grill is always a great destination for a cold January morning ride. We take Karakon Dr to Eagle Rd and a different route back. Rain, snow, or icy road conditions one hour before start, cancels. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, January 26, 2018 at 9:00 pm.
    Leader: Tim Carey, [javascript protected email address], 267-414-9037

  • January 279:05AM
    Sat January 27, 2018 - Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride

    Level A-, 16-17 mph, 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, [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 

  • January 2710:15AM
    Sat January 27, 2018 - Toss of the dice

    Level C+, 13-14.5 mph, 45-60 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:15 am. Friendly C+ ride with, but not limited to, the following destinations: 1. Ambler 2. Whole Foods North Wales 3. Wegman's King of Prussia 4. Whole Foods Devon 5. Ridley Creek State Park area. BE SURE TO CHECK THE DAILY RIDE CALENDAR FOR RIDE LEADER AND DESTINATION INFORMATION. Bring money for lunch. YOU MUST CARRY A SPARE TUBE. Nobody is dropped. Ride may be cancelled up to 1 hour prior to departure time. Indication that cue sheets and/or GPS navigational information will be available no later than 24 hours prior to departure
    Leader: Joseph M. Pless, [javascript protected email address], 610-937-9010

  • January 289:00AM
    Sun January 28, 2018 - Kayuh pedalers: Winter Rides

    Level D, 11 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. The rides will continue through the winter, weather and safety permitting. The ride distance & destination will be decided on day of the ride & will be determined on the riders. BCP rules apply. Nobody is dropped. 18 Y.O. and up. Come and enjoy a casual ride. ALL rides start at time listed! NOTE: No Helmet-NO RIDE!!! No Exceptions! You must be dressed for the weather.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, [javascript protected email address], 267-259-5231

  • January 289:00AM
    Sun January 28, 2018 - Valley Forge Winter Ride: Sunday Edition

    Level B, 13.5 mph, 35 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Every Sunday thru March we will ride 17.5 miles to Hennings Market in Harleysville, have an indoor coffee break, the ride 17.5 miles back to valley Forge. Plan is to be back in VF by noon. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12359366
    Leader: Richard L. Wagner, [javascript protected email address], 267-738-6405

  • January 289:30AM
    Sun January 28, 2018 - Hike the Wissahickon

    Level ALL, 3-4 mph, 6-8 miles. Meet at St. Martins train station on Willow Grove Ave, near Seminole St.. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Let's explore some less-travelled trails above the Wissahickon Creek, and find some good paths to climb. Flat option via Forbidden Drive on the return. Well-behaved canine hikers are always welcome. Optional group lunch at a nearby eatery after the hike. From the meeting point, we'll walk down Willow Grove Ave to Cherokee St, entering Valley Green via a small trail next to the Springside School. If trails are snow-covered, wearing YakTrax under your hiking shoes is strongly recommended. Please strongly consider preregistration -- preregistering is not required, but it will save you writing time at the hike start, and ensures that your contact info is printed legibly for the Leaders. CO-LEADER WELCOME. It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:59 pm.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

  • January 2812:00PM
    Sun January 28, 2018 - Sunny Sunday D Ride

    Level D, 9-12 mph, 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. Distance and hills will be determined by the group assembled. Bring Helmet (required), water, extra tube, and $ for mid-ride. Snack stop. New and slow riders welcomed on this no drop ride. We will regroup at the top of the hill or hills to allow a chance to start breathing again. There will be help with biking skills and fitness to advance to a higher level of biking. Warm smiles are always welcome. Cue sheets will not be available. It is optional, but you may preregister until Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, [javascript protected email address], 610-626-3338

  • January 2812:15PM
    Sun January 28, 2018 - Sunny Sunday C Spinoff

    Level C, 11-12 mph, 25-35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. A true C ride that cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles, usually with a lunch or snack stop. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign.
    Leader: Michael J Olszewski, [javascript protected email address], 215-932-8586

  • January 281:20PM
    Sun January 28, 2018 - Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble Ride (General description -- specific details will be posted for each Sunday)

    Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 30-35 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:20 pm. Scenic, 30-35-ish mile loop, usually through Montgomery County or Lower Bucks, with a brief rest stop. Unless otherwise stated, this winter afternoon ride will meet most Sundays at Bruno's Diner (finishing point for many of the Sunday morning Wissahickon hikes). Instead of Bruno's, we may on occasion meet at another location in Chestnut Hill. Even if you don't join the hike in the morning, you are welcome to cycle with us on this afternoon ride! We will stop to regroup if needed, but try as much as possible to maintain 13-15mph, due to short daylight. Plan is to return before 5:00pm. Please bring LIGHTS, just in case we return in the nick of time. Please ensure that your bike is ready before start time, so that we can leave promptly. Specific details will be posted for each Sunday's Route. Scheduled for EVERY Sunday throughout the winter (for the duration of the hiking season), weather permitting, EXCEPT for the last Sunday in February. (Leader will be away cross-country skiing.) This ride will resume on the first Sunday of March. If winter weather conditions are not conducive to cycling, this ride may be replaced by a snow activity, e.g., cross-country skiing or snow-shoeing. As long as we keep moving throughout the winter, we will maintain our base fitness level for the return of spring cycling in mid-March. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, [javascript protected email address], 267-251-7862

  • January 306:30PM
    Tue January 30, 2018 - Monthly QR Mailing Party

    Level All. Meet at Cozen O'Connor, 1650 Market St.. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. All welcome to help mail the newsletter, snacks and good company guaranteed along with some light work.
    Leader: Tom Witt, [javascript protected email address], 215-665-5578

  • January 316:30AM
    Wed January 31, 2018 - CANCELLED Nighttime Phoenixville Dog Rides

    Level B-/C+, 13.5-14.5 mph, 30-35 miles. Meet at Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA. The ride leaves at 6:30 am. The rides of darkness are back every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm until the return of daylight savings time. Maintain your fitness level with weekly 30-35 mile rides. Strong headlights and taillights required. These are beautiful rides on low-traffic roads. No one dropped, regroup as necessary, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace on rolling to hilly terrain. Dress warmly. Extreme cold ( <20 degrees ), precipitation and/or icy roads cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Rick Christie, [javascript protected email address], 610-787-1985

  • January 316:00PM
    Wed January 31, 2018 - Kayuh pedalers: Wednesday Evening Rides

    Level D, 11 mph, 10 miles. Meet at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave. The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. The rides will continue through the winter, weather and safety permitting. Helmet and safety light required. If you do not have these items you do not ride. BCP rubles apply. 18 Y O. Short rides in well lit areas. Dress for the weather.
    Leader: Thomas Haney, [javascript protected email address], 267-259-5231

 January, 2018