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 December 5, 2021 and is scheduled to end on March 6, 2022. The hike will depart from Wissahickon Vally at 9:30 am. Hike Level: Moderate Pace on Moderate Trails, Distance: 5-7 miles. Starting Nov. 21st and runs through mid-March. Starts at various locations accessing the Wissahickon. Moderate trails, although some of the trails are rocky. The leader can usually direct you toward flat options if you need an easier or quicker route back. Hiking boots/shoes recommended and YakTrax, if icy. Well behaved dogs are welcome, but they must remain on a leash at all times. Please contact Jim Ruddick, , if you would like to lead a hike.
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 Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum at 12:00 pm. Ride Level: D: 9-12mph. 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) COVID PRECAUTIONS remain in effect
This weekly ride is scheduled on Sundays starting on November 21, 2021 and is scheduled to end on March 13, 2022. The ride will depart from Various Starting Locations - details posted each week at 1:15 pm. Ride Level: B-: 14mph, Distance: 32-40 miles. Scenic loop, thru Mont.Co. or Lower Bucks, brief rest stop. MEETING POINTS WILL VARY, based on the various Start/Finish points of the morning hike somewhere in the Wissahickon. Return by 5:00pm. Distance will be determined by sunset time. Please bring LIGHTS. Details posted each week. Every Sun during winter hike season, weather permitting, w/possible exception Valentine's Day weekend. 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 will be maintained, based on the current public health guidelines in effect at the time. Cue sheets will be available.
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 January 1, 2027. 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.
Toss of the Dice 2.0
This weekly ride is scheduled on Saturdays and is scheduled to end on December 31, 2029. The ride will depart from Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum at 9:15 am. Ride Level: C+: 14mph, Distance: 35-80 miles. Various friendly rides per DAILY RIDE CALENDAR departing FROM THE PARKING ATTENDANT BOOTH at specified time and ranging 35-80 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. Cue sheets will not be available.