BCP offers recurring weekly rides. Below is a general description of the recurring weekly rides, with pace, mileage, starting time, location, and organizer. The weekly rides are also listed by date in the Daily Ride Calendar which you should check for specific ride leaders and any additional information on the ride. Information about starting locations is available on our Ride Guide page which is found under the rides menu item.
There are two different listings of the recurring weekly rides available on this page. The normal view gives a listing of the recurring weekly rides that are active for one month and you are able to move back and forth from month to month to view the weekly rides that were active in different months. Initially one is viewing the current month. The other view that is available on this page shows all the recurring weekly rides that were listed for the last year and those planned for the future.
Month by Month Listing The Full Year List
Hike the Wissahickon
This weekly hike is scheduled on Sundays starting on November 17, 2019 and is scheduled to end on March 15, 2020. The hike will depart from various locations accessing the Wissahickon at 9:30 am. Hike Level: Moderate Pace on Moderate Trails, Distance: 6-8 miles. These Intermediate hikes are joint ventures between BCP and SCU. The hikes are mainly on trails, but the hike leader usually can direct you toward flat options if you need an easier or quicker route. Hiking boots or shoes are recommended. Well-behaved dogs are welcome, but they must remain leashed- even on trails. The hikes generally last two and a half to three hours. The first and last hike are celebrated afterward with a party. Check the daily ride listing for details about each Sunday's hike. The hikes leave promptly at 9:30AM
Kayuh Pedalers: Winter Urban Weekly Sunday Rides
This weekly ride is scheduled on Sundays starting on November 1, 2019 and is scheduled to end on April 1, 2020. The ride will depart from Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 19th St. & Girard Ave at 11:30 am. Ride Level: C- through D: 10-12mph, Distance: 15-25 miles. These weekly rides the distance and route will depend on the weather. If the streets are safe I plan to ride.You MUST BE DRESSED FOR THE COLD, or I will not let you ride. If there is no ride because of snow I will go X-C Skiing, join me. Watch for up-dates. Helmet, extra tube and water a must. A light riding snack suggested. Mid-week update on rides @ Facebook: Kayuh Pedalers. STREET PARKING: S. College St between 20th & 19th
Sunny Sunday Afternoon D Ride Ride and Instructional Ride
This weekly ride is scheduled on Sundays and it is scheduled throughout the year. The ride will depart from the formal entrance to the Azalea Garden at 12:00 pm. Ride Level: D. Casual introductory level ride, suited for improving group riding skills and fitness. Safety instruction provided. If noted as instructional in the listing for a specific date, the ride will also cover riding basics such as shifting, clipless pedals etc. Distance and speed will be dictated by the abilities of the group. D rides are generally 10-20 miles at a pace of 8-12 mi/hr, and the ride will regroup as necessary. Adverse weather generally cancels the ride. Helmet, bicycle in operating condition and water is required. Snacks are strongly advised. Please check the ride calendar on the website for specific details and ride leader contact information for any questions.
Sunny Sunday C Spin-Off
This weekly ride is scheduled on Sundays starting on January 1, 1987 and it is scheduled throughout the year. The ride will depart from Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum at 12:15 pm. Ride Level: C: 12mph. A true C ride, which cheerfully waits to regroup. Usually 25-35 miles with a lunch or snack stop. Meet at the Italian Fountain, near the parking garage sign.
Sunday Afternoon (Post-Hike) Winter Ramble Ride (General description -- specific details will be posted for each Sunday)
This weekly ride is scheduled on Sundays starting on November 17, 2019 and is scheduled to end on March 15, 2020. The ride will depart from Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves at 1:20 pm. Ride Level: B-: 14mph, Distance: 35-40 miles. 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.
Tuesday Morning Coffee Run
This weekly ride is scheduled on Tuesdays starting on November 26, 2019 and is scheduled to end on February 25, 2020. The ride will depart from VFNHP visitor center main parking lot at 9:30 am. Ride Level: C-: 11mph, Distance: 20 miles. Show and Go: The ride is on for anyone who shows up at the start. We ride the SRT to RiverBend Cafe' in Conshohocken to meet up with Philly folks for coffee and doughnuts. An additional seven mile loop to Plymouth Meeting is optional. Cue sheets will not be available.
Nighttime Phoenixville Dog Park Ride
This weekly ride is scheduled on Wednesdays starting on October 2, 2019 and is scheduled to end on April 29, 2020. The ride will depart from Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Rd, Oaks, PA at 6:30 pm. Ride Level: C+: 13.5-14.5mph, Distance: 25-35 miles. Nighttime rides on beautiful low-traffic roads. Rolling to hilly terrain. Lights are required. No one dropped, but please be prepared to ride the advertised pace. Temperatures below 20 degrees cancels. Precipitation cancels. Snow and ice on the route cancels. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30310387.
Friday Frolic w/Linda. This is the generic description. Specific details will be posted on daily calendar for each Friday.
This weekly ride is scheduled on Fridays starting on December 7, 2012 and is scheduled to end on December 31, 2023. The ride will depart from various starting points (please check the daily calendar) at 9:30 am. Ride Level: B-: 14mph, Distance: 45-50, +/- miles. 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.
Main Line Cycles Brisk Ride
This weekly ride is scheduled on Saturdays starting on October 27, 2012 and it is scheduled throughout the year. The ride will depart from Main Line Cycles front of shop 919 Montgomery Ave at 8:05 am. Ride Levels: A: 18mph, Distance: 40-55 miles. Great roads with low traffic. We have a few routes that bring us out around or through Ridley Creek State Park. Average speed will be 16-17 mph, but note that these routes include over 4000' of climbing. Bring a snack for a brief mid-ride break. Consider the on-line routes approximate. Leave by 8:05 AM. Rain cancels. Cue sheets will not be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1940076.
This weekly ride is scheduled on Saturdays starting on November 8, 2019 and is scheduled to end on April 6, 2020. The ride will depart from Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum at 9:00 am. Ride Level: B: 14.5-15.5mph, Distance: 40 - 60 miles. 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.
Toss of the dice
This weekly ride is scheduled on Saturdays starting on June 11, 2016 and is scheduled to end on December 31, 2020. The ride will depart from Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum at 10:00 am. Ride Level: C+: 12-14mph, Distance: 45-60 miles. 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.