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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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 December 2011 

  • December 29:00AM
    Fri December 2, 2011 - Friday with BCPJeff

    Level C+, 12-13 mph, 40-50 miles. Meet at Allen's Lane Train Station. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. My schedule just changed. Ride to near Doylestown. Sitdown food break at halfway point. Cell phone morning of ride ONLY is 215-806-2062. Please email me that you are joining me.
    Leader: Jeff Bakely, , 267-210-5337

  • December 310:00AM
    Sat December 3, 2011 - Delightful, Delicious D (and D+/C-) Ride, Saturday Edition

    Level D/D+/C-, 8-13 mph, 19-24 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Anyone for hot coffee, tea, or cocoa, mixed with warm conversation? Let's head west/NW toward the Main Line, at an easy, relaxed pace, in search of a welcoming cafe. We will climb a few hills here & there, but slow & gentle climbing (or walking up hills) is perfectly fine on this ride. We'll stop to regroup as often as needed. Cue sheets will be provided, but the route can be adjusted as needed. Ride is cancelled in the event of rain/snow/ice/slick roads, or if the temperature at start time is less than 28 deg F. PLEASE CONTACT the LEADER AHEAD of TIME, if you plan to join this ride. Also, please contact the Leader if you have questions, e.g., proper layers of clothing. Preregistering (click on the "Preregister" link here) is not required, but will save you time at the ride start. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • December 310:00AM
    Sat December 3, 2011 - Saturday C+ Ride

    Level C+, 13-14 mph, 40-50 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Note: Time change for the cold weather. Frequently we ride to Ambler but we may ride to other locations such as North Wales or Devon. Cue sheets for the Ambler ride and the North Wales ride can be found in the BCP Cue Sheet Library at http://phillybikeclub.org/newbcp/doc/rides/Ride-to-Toto's-AmblerCaffe-v3.pdf and http://phillybikeclub.org/newbcp/doc/rides/NorthWales2.pdf. We'll keep a steady pace and effort (rolling speed on flat terrain 15 - 16 mph). Bring money for a snack. Friday 9.00 p.m. forecast of 50 percent plus for rain between 8:00 a.m. and noon, or wet roads at 8.00 a.m. Saturday, cancel ride. Check the web site for up-to-date information.
    Leader: Andy Karpinski, , 484-222-0379

  • December 310:00AM
    Sat December 3, 2011 - MontCo Meander (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-, 14-15 mph, 38 miles. Ft. Washington St. Park Hawk Watch Parking Lot. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Join me as we meander around Montgomery County a bit. We'll head up towards N. Wales, and then down to the Norristown Farm Park and the Schuylkill River Trail before heading back to the start. Very quick bathroom break en route, no sit down lunch this time. Other than our time on the SRT, its mostly rolling hills with a few short climbs. Enter park from either Joshua Ave. north of Stenton Ave. or Militia Hill off Skippack Pike. Let me know if you are interested in co-leading at a slower or faster pace. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246

  • December 48:30AM
    Sun December 4, 2011 - Circle the Schuylkill (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C+/B-, 14+/- mph, 32 miles. Le Bus Restaurant at 4266 Main Street. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. This is a no drop ride from Main Street Manayunk to Devon via the Main Line. We will have a brief rest stop around mile 17 at the Whole Foods in Devon and return to Manayunk via Conshohocken. This is not a flat route, so we will stop and regroup as needed. Email me for parking options in Manayunk. Email if you plan to ride - no email, no ride. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Katie Eberhart, , 215-868-5425

  • December 49:15AM
    Sun December 4, 2011 - The Hennings Market Ride

    Level B/C, 13.5 mph, 53 or 35 miles. Meet at Valley Forge National Park - Betzwood Picnic Area (by bathrooms). The ride leaves at 9:15 am. From Valley Forge to Hennings Market in Harleysville. Riders will then have the option of returning to VF (35 mile route) or doing an extra 18 mile loop through central Montgomery County,back to Hennings, then returning to VF (53 mile route). Unless someone volunteers, there will not be a "C" leader. Accurate cue sheets will be provided for all. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Richard L. Wagner, , 267-738-6405

  • December 49:30AM
    Sun December 4, 2011 - Hike the Wissahickon

    Hike Hike, 3 +/- mph, 6 +/- miles. Valley Green Inn (see the Weekly Ride Calendar for directions). The hike leaves at 9:30 am. Join us as we hike the trails of the beautiful Wissahickon gorge. A flat option available for part of the hike. Optional lunch afterward. Well behaved 2 and 4 legged hikers welcome.
    Leaders: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246 and Cathy Flynn Hochheiser, , 215-913-0511 

  • December 412:00PM
    Sun December 4, 2011 - Sunny Sunday "D" ride Holiday Tour of the Historic Fairmount Park Houses

    Level D, 10-12 mph, 19 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Plan your visit to the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park for their annual Holiday Tours. Six renowned Fairmount Park Houses put on their holiday finery and open their doors to the public for tours and special events. Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Mount Pleasant, Sweetbriar, and Woodford Mansion The ride will visit three of the houses on this year's tour, We'll decide on the day of the ride which ones stop at. Rain, Snow, or temps below freezing will cancel the ride. Bring cash, locks, Pump up the tires, and wear your helmet. Cost is $5 per person, per house. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Dennis M. Schilling, , 215-677-0291

  • December 412:15PM
    Sun December 4, 2011 - Sunday C Spin Off

    Level C, 25-35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. A friendly C ride which cheerfully waits to regroup. All welcome. Usually 25 - 35 miles, usually with a lunch or snack stop.
    Leader: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578

  • December 41:20PM
    Sun December 4, 2011 - Post-Hike Sunday Afternoon Short Loop (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 29 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:20 pm. For hiker-bikers who enjoy the Sunday morning hikes in the Wissahickon -- this allows you to have your hike and bike it, too. 29-mile loop from Bruno's to Ardmore, returning via Conshohocken. Terrain is rolling, with a couple of long climbs, but we will stop to regroup as needed. Short rest break at the Farmers Market and/or Trader Joe's in Ardmore at mile 18. Please make sure that your bike is ready (tires inflated, etc.) before starting time. Please bring lights, just in case we are delayed on our return. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • December 66:30PM
    Tue December 6, 2011 - MTB on the Pennypack Trails

    Level C+/B-, 9-12 miles. Meet at Pennypack Park Pine Rd. entrance. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. Come enjoy the great outdoors (without cars) after dark! Lights and a trail permit are required (go to www.fairmountpark.org/TrailPermits.asp to purchase a permit). We ride off-road on dirt trails for approximately 1-1/2 hours. Depending on the predicted weather and/or trail conditions, the ride may be cancelled or rescheduled for another evening. Additionally, the ride will occasionally take place at Wissahickon Park. Check the Ride Calendar for changes/updates. Call or e-mail to confirm that the ride is on, and the location.
    Leader: Chris Beetham, , 856-316-6822

  • December 99:45AM
    Fri December 9, 2011 - Friday Frolic with Jeff and Linda

    Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 47 +/- miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 9:45 am. Let's enjoy a scenic loop in eastern Montgomery County, around Towamencin, Lansdale, and Gwynedd. Mostly rolling terrain, with a few brisk climbs, but very pretty roads. We will stop to regroup as needed. Route includes two rest stops -- Merrymead Farm on Valley Forge Road, and the Whole Foods in North Wales. Emails (or preregistration) letting us know that you are coming are most welcome! Please use cell numbers on the morning of the ride, after 7am (215-806-2062 for Jeff, 267-251-7862 for Linda) Cue sheets will be available.
    Leaders: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862 and Jeff Bakely, , 267-210-5337 

  • December 108:00AM
    Sat December 10, 2011 - Ridley Creek State Park

    Level C, 12 mph, 50 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 8:00 am. Let's ride again out to Ridley Creek State Park in Delaware Country. We will do the full loop around in the the park. We will also see where the Youth Hostel was located. We will have a second breakfast in Oakmont which should keep the body warm and the belly satiated the rest of the ride but bring a snack just in case and we will stop for hot chocolate on the way home. There will be a different route back and less hilly! There are a few hills to build character on the way out with that one climb in the park itself!. Rain or snow or snow/ice on the road cancels ride one hour before to ride start. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • December 109:00AM
    Sat December 10, 2011 - Main Line Cycles Saturday Brisk Ride (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B+, 16-17 ave. mph, 40+ miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles back parking lot, Narberth, PA. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Nice roads with lots of rolling hills and a few climbs. We head out from Narberth, go through Bryn Mawr and out towards Paoli. At Waynesborough Country Club, we head south on some of the best roads in the area. We go back through Villanova, Gladwyne, Belmont Hills and Bala Cynwyd. No one gets dropped. Brief stop halfway. Weather forecast shows 10% change of rain, but cold with a high of 40 deg. Snow, ice or rain cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Jeff Diacik, , 215-783-8537 and Derek Barnes, , 610-246-3917 

  • December 1010:00AM
    Sat December 10, 2011 - Saturday C+ Ride

    Level C+, 13-14 mph, 40-50 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Note: Time change for the cold weather. Frequently we ride to Ambler but we may ride to other locations such as North Wales or Devon. Cue sheets for the Ambler ride and the North Wales ride can be found in the BCP Cue Sheet Library at BCP Philly to Ambler Ride - Toto's Cafe and BCP North Wales Ride . We'll keep a steady pace and effort (rolling speed on flat terrain 15 - 16 mph). Bring money for a snack. Friday 9.00 p.m. forecast of 50 percent plus for rain between 8:00 a.m. and noon, or wet roads at 8.00 a.m. Saturday, cancel ride. Check the web site for up-to-date information.
    Leader: Sam Wiley, , 215-514-4242

  • December 1010:00AM
    Sat December 10, 2011 - Saturday ride from Betzwood (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C+, 13-14 mph, 30ish miles. Betzwood Picnic Are., right off the SRT. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Come out and enjoy a brisk but sunny ride on Saturday. Since it will be on the chilly side we'll start at 10:00 so the sun has time to warm up a bit. We'll do a moderate pace and regroup after hills if necessary. Any questions, feel free to email, call or text. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader:  , ,

  • December 119:30AM
    Sun December 11, 2011 - Hike the Wissahickon

    Hike All hikers, 3-4 mph, 5-7 miles. Corner of Germantown Ave. & Bethlehem Pike (site of the old Borders Book Store). The hike leaves at 9:30 am. Let's enjoy climbing some trails in Valley Green. There will be a flat option available for part of the hike. From the meeting point, we'll walk a few blocks through residential streets in Chestnut Hill, to access the trail on Crefeld St. Streets & homes in Chestnut Hill should be decorated for the holidays! Well-behaved canine hikers are warmly welcome to join us. The charming Rich Terry will be our Co-Leader. Optional group lunch after the hike.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • December 1110:00AM
    Sun December 11, 2011 - Sunday ride from Betzwood (faster pace) (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-/B, 15-16 mph, 30 miles. Betzwood Picninc Area. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. For those of you who are looking for a slightly faster pace than my Saturday ride come out and join me on Sunday. We'll be starting from Betzwood picninc area right off the SRT. Since it will be on the chilly side we'll start at 10:00 so the sun has time to warm up a bit. We'll regroup after hills if necessary. Distance will be around 30. Any questions,feel free to email call or text. /215-206-0971 Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader:  , ,

  • December 1112:00PM
    Sun December 11, 2011 - Sunny Sunday Afternoon D Ride

    Level D, 10-12 mph, 15-25 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Check the calendar or list-serve or contact Bonnie Prest-Thal Friday the week of the ride for the details...weather and wind chill permitting. I'm thinking of riding either for bagels in the Wynnedwood Shopping Center or to the Trolley Car Diner in Mt. Airy. Bring money and a lock. No one is left behind. Layer and dress warm. When you are chilled you can become hydrated so bring something to drink. Be safe.
    Leader: Bonnie Prest-Thal, , 718-344-2977

  • December 1112:15PM
    Sun December 11, 2011 - Sunday C Spin Off

    Level C, 25-35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. A friendly C ride which cheerfully waits to regroup. All welcome. Usually 25 - 35 miles, usually with a lunch or snack stop.
    Leader: Chuck Martin, , 215-923-1887

  • December 111:20PM
    Sun December 11, 2011 - Post-Hike Sunday Afternoon Short Loop (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 29 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:20 pm. For hiker-bikers who enjoy the Sunday morning hikes in the Wissahickon -- this allows you to have your hike and bike it, too. 29-mile loop from Chestnut Hill to Haverford, returning via Villanova and Conshohocken. Terrain is rolling, with a couple of long climbs, but we will stop to regroup as needed. Short rest break at DuJour Market/Cafe in Haverford at mile 17. Temperature will be colder this Sunday compared with last week, so please wear sufficient layers. Please make sure that your bike is ready (tires inflated, etc.) before starting time, and bring lights, just in case we are delayed on our return. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • December 1210:00AM
    Mon December 12, 2011 - Mondays with BCPJeff

    Level C+, 13+/- mph, 40-50 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Destination: Skippack Terrain is rolling with a few climbs. My cell phone, 215-806-2062, after 7 AM the morning of the ride ONLY, otherwise call my home number. Please email that you are coming. NO EMAILS. NO RIDE
    Leader: Jeff Bakely, , 267-210-5337

  • December 136:30PM
    Tue December 13, 2011 - MTB on the Pennypack Trails

    Level C+/B-, 9-12 miles. Meet at Pennypack Park Pine Rd. entrance. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. Come enjoy the great outdoors (without cars) after dark! Lights and a trail permit are required (go to www.fairmountpark.org/TrailPermits.asp to purchase a permit). We ride off-road on dirt trails for approximately 1-1/2 hours. Depending on the predicted weather and/or trail conditions, the ride may be cancelled or rescheduled for another evening. Additionally, the ride will occasionally take place at Wissahickon Park. Check the Ride Calendar for changes/updates. Call or e-mail to confirm that the ride is on, and the location.
    Leader: Chris Beetham, , 856-316-6822

  • December 1410:00AM
    Wed December 14, 2011 - Mid-morning, MId-week, Mid-month Ride

    Level C, 12 mph, 15-25 miles. Cosmic Cafe, #1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Dr. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Mid-morning (10am), Mid-week (Wednesday). Leisurely ride in and around the city of Philly. Sometimes just in Fairmount Park, Sometimes down to the Navy Yard (we can get in on weekdays), Sometimes to the Donut Shope in Bridgeport, sometimes wherever you request that morning at the start. This will be a recurring, once a mid-month ride. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Anthony Broomell, , 610-803-3017 and Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037 

  • December 146:00PM
    Wed December 14, 2011 - Wednesday Night Lights -- post season (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-, 13-15 mph, 24 +/- miles. Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot, Ash Street . The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Looks like the weather will be moderate this Wednesday, so we'll be able to get in another ride down to the Art Museum and back. Sure beats sittin' on the sofa wishing for spring! Steady moderate pace to suit the group. Meet at 6 for prompt 6:15 start. No one dropped, re-group as needed. Headlight and taillight required.
    Leader: Stephen A. Muth, , 215-692-3585

  • December 1710:00AM
    Sat December 17, 2011 - 48 mile Flourtown to Riverton,NJ: Zena's Soup Ride!

    Level B-/B 13-15mph, 13-15 mph, 48 miles. Meet at Flourtown Shopping Center. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. We'll travel across the Tacony Palmyra Bridge to Riverton,NJ and the Riverton Yacht Club on the Delaware. We'll stop at "Zena's" in Riverton for a sit-down lunch. Last year we had the most delicious soup at Zena's! We'll head back to Flourtown via C.C. Philly passing first thru the little communities of Tacony,Bridesburg and Fishtown that run along the Delaware River. We'll see some historic buildings along the way.Q sheets provided for faster and slower riders. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Thomas G. Madle, , 215-233-2578

  • December 1710:00AM
    Sat December 17, 2011 - Palmyra Cove Nature Park

    Level D, 10 mph, 30 miles. Penn Treaty Park, N. Delaware Ave and N Beach St. Just North of Frankford Ave and N. Delaware Ave.. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Ride up the River Wards of Philadelphia to Tacony where we will cross the Delaware River by walking per regulation across the Tacony Palmyra Bridge. Palmyra Cove Nature Park (PCNP) is 250 acres of green in a highly developed area on the Delaware River just south of the Tacony Palmyra Bridge. With its woodlands, wetlands, tidal cove and wild river shore line, PCNP serves as an important feeding site for migratory birds. The return will be on River Road through Delair, Pennsauken, and North Camden, NJ. We will portage our bikes up the three flights of steps on the Ben Franklin Bridge back into Philly! Pack a lunch for a cold picnic in the park. There is an indoor ENVIRONMENTAL DISCOVERY CENTER. Rain or snow or snow/ice on the road cancels ride one hour before to ride start. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Tim Carey, , 267-414-9037

  • December 1710:00AM
    Sat December 17, 2011 - Saturday C+ Ride

    Level C+, 13-14 mph, 45 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Note: Time change for the cold weather. This Saturday we ride to Ambler. Cue sheets for the Ambler ride can be found in the BCP Cue Sheet Library at BCP Philly to Ambler Ride - Toto's Cafe. We'll keep a steady pace and effort (rolling speed on flat terrain 15 - 16 mph). Bring money for a snack. To speed up the lunch stop, we will take and CALL IN ORDERS for prepared food/sandwiches from Toto's at the mid-point of the ride. Friday 9.00 p.m. forecast of 50 percent plus for rain between 8:00 a.m. and noon, or wet roads at 9.00 a.m. Saturday, cancel ride. Check the web site for up-to-date information. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Bill Boone, , 215-620-9730

  • December 1710:00AM
    Sat December 17, 2011 - Ride to Evansburg - short and sweet (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C+, 13-14 mph, 34 miles. Ft. Washington State Park Hawk watch area . The ride leaves at 10:00 am. We'll keep this ride on the short side for cold weather wimps like me who aren't doing Tom's longer ride and just want a quick bathroom/water stop (@Evansburg). Expect low-traffic roads, a few hills, and good company. Enter park from either Joshua Ave. north of Stenton Ave. or Militia Hill near Skippack Pike. Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/854558 Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246

  • December 189:00AM
    Sun December 18, 2011 - Winter Solstice Ride to Wayne (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C+/B-, 13-14 mph, 30 miles. Starbucks at corner of Main Street and Gay in Manayunk.. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. This ride will start in Manayunk and head toward Wayne and environs on typical rolling Main Line roads. We will stop to regroup as needed and there will be a short rest stop about 1/2 way through. We will head back to Manayunk via the newly paved Cynwyd Trail. Parking on Main Street is free on Sundays. Should be back around 12:00. Please call or email if you have any questions. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Katie Eberhart, , 215-868-5425

  • December 189:30AM
    Sun December 18, 2011 - Hike the Wissahickon

    Hike hike, 5-7 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The hike leaves at 9:30 am. Join us as we hike the beautiful Wissahickon mostly on trails with flat options. Hiking shoes recommended. Well-behaved 4 legged friends welcome. Optional lunch afterward at an eatery in or near the park.
    Leaders: Debbie Hoellein, , 215-833-5545 and James R. McClory, , (609) 513-1714 

  • December 1812:00PM
    Sun December 18, 2011 - Sunny Sunday Afternoon D Ride

    Level D, 10-12 mph, 16-20 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Ride for those new to cycling, or getting in shape for longer distances. Generally, we will ramble in the Fairmount Park area, getting in a hill or two to keep the legs honest. We will stay together and regroup as necessary - no cue sheets are necessary
    Leader: Christopher Allan Shelton, , 484-557-8627

  • December 1812:15PM
    Sun December 18, 2011 - Sunday C Spin Off

    Level C, 14 mph, 44 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. A friendly C ride which cheerfully waits to regroup. All welcome. We will be doing a 44-mile loop along the Delaware River today, to take a quick peek at the borough of Bristol, a center of early manufacturing in the area, and famous for the 1961 Dovell's song, the "Bristol Stomp." We'll pass by the southern terminus for the 165-mile D&L Trail, and then grab lunch at mile 22 at the Golden Eagle II Diner, a past Best-of-Philly diner winner, before heading back to Philly.
    Leader: Craig Attig, , 267-475-5261

  • December 181:15PM
    Sun December 18, 2011 - Post-Hike Sunday Afternoon Short Loop (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C+/B-, 13-15 mph, 29 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 1:15 pm. For hiker-bikers who enjoy the Sunday morning Wissahickon hikes -- this allows you to have your hike and bike it, too. Starting temperature will be warmer by this time of day. 29-mile loop from Chestnut Hill to Warminster and Huntingdon Valley, returning via Willow Grove. Terrain is rolling, with a couple of brisk climbs, but we will stop to regroup as needed. Short rest break at a deli or coffee shop at mile 16. Please make sure that your bike is ready (tires inflated, etc.) before starting time, and bring lights, just in case we are delayed on our return. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • December 1910:00AM
    Mon December 19, 2011 - Mondays with BCPJeff

    Level C+, 13+/- mph, 40+/- miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Destination: Skippack Let's try this again. Terrain is rolling with a few climbs. My cell phone, 215-806-2062, after 7 AM the morning of the ride ONLY, otherwise call my home number. Please email that you are coming. NO EMAILS. NO RIDE
    Leader: Jeff Bakely, , 267-210-5337

  • December 206:30PM
    Tue December 20, 2011 - CANCELLED MTB on the Pennypack Trails

    Level C+/B-, 9-12 miles. Meet at Pennypack Park Pine Rd. entrance. The ride leaves at 6:30 pm. Come enjoy the great outdoors (without cars) after dark! Lights and a trail permit are required (go to www.fairmountpark.org/TrailPermits.asp to purchase a permit). We ride off-road on dirt trails for approximately 1-1/2 hours. Depending on the predicted weather and/or trail conditions, the ride may be cancelled or rescheduled for another evening. Additionally, the ride will occasionally take place at Wissahickon Park. Check the Ride Calendar for changes/updates. Call or e-mail to confirm that the ride is on, and the location.
    Leader: Chris Beetham, , 856-316-6822

  • December 229:30AM
    Thu December 22, 2011 - Ride to Rosenberger Dairy (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C+, 13-14 mph, 42 miles. Ft. Washington State Park, hawk watch parking lot. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Yet another warm weekday, but who's complaining? If you can, why not join me on a ride to Rosenberger Dairy for an early lunch (or ice cream). Mostly flat to rolling terrain. Enter park from either Joshua Ave. north of Stenton Ave. or Militia Hill near Skippack Pike. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Howard Hochheiser, , 215-913-3246

  • December 2210:30AM
    Thu December 22, 2011 - Thursday Ride with Rob (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-/C+, 13+- mph, 33 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:30 am. This ride will go through Manayunk, River Rd, Hart's Lane, past Bruno's, up through Erdenheim, Willow Grove Ave, McCallum St Bridge, Walnut Ln Bridge, Henry Ave, and Kelly Dr bike path. No cue sheets, no stops. Steady pace so we get some training. Re-group at top of the big climbs. Cancellation or changes will be posted to this calendar by 8 am Thursday December 22. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Robert Swartley, , 215 913 0075

  • December 226:00PM
    Thu December 22, 2011 - Conshy Night Lights -- post season (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B-, 13-15 mph, 24 +/- miles. Jacobs Engineering Lot - Ash St., Conshohocken (behind Marriott). The ride leaves at 6:00 pm. Looks like the weather will be dry and moderate this Thursday for a ride to the Art Museum and back. Meet at 6 for prompt 6:15 start. We'll keep a steady and moderate pace to suit the group. No one dropped, re-group as needed. Headlight and taillight required.
    Leader: Stephen A. Muth, , 215-692-3585

  • December 2310:30AM
    Fri December 23, 2011 - Holiday Special -- Divine Inspiration STARTING TIME POSTPONED to 10:30am -- WEATHER DELAY

    Level C, 12-14 mph, 25+/- miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:30 am. Bike tour of historic houses of worship of various denominations in Philadelphia: Center City, Northern Liberties, Fairmount, Society Hill, South Philly, University City, etc. Houses of worship should be decorated for the holidays. This route will make several stops at different historic landmarks. In the holiday spirit of peace & harmony, we'll include as many different traditions/denominations as possible. Route can be lengthened or shortened, depending on the weather. We will stop for an indoor rest break. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862

  • December 248:30AM
    Sat December 24, 2011 - Main Line Cycles Saturday Brisk Ride (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B+, 16-17 mph, 40+ miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles back parking lot, Narberth, PA. The ride leaves at 8:30 am. REVISED. Leaving earlier to meet group leaving from the back of the Art Museum. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Jeff Diacik, , 215-783-8537 and Derek Barnes, , 610-246-3917 

  • December 249:30AM
    Sat December 24, 2011 - Pre Christmas ride - Ad Hoc ride

    Level C +, 12-13 mph, 30-40 miles. Meet at Upper Dublin High School. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Out to Doylestown and back with a quick stop at the bagel shop for bathroom/coffee. No one dropped. Bring food and drink. Wet roads and temps below 25 at start cancel. Weather forcast is for sunny skies and 45 degrees. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Elliot Titcher, , 215-740-1149

  • December 2410:00AM
    Sat December 24, 2011 - Saturday C+ Ride

    Level C+, 13-14 mph, 40-50 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Note: Time change for the cold weather 10AM. This Saturday we ride to Ambler. Cue sheets for the Ambler ride can be found in the BCP Cue Sheet Library at http://phillybikeclub.org/newbcp/doc/rides/Ride-to-Toto's-AmblerCaffe-v3.pdf . We'll keep a steady pace and effort (rolling speed on flat terrain 15 - 16 mph). Bring money for a snack. To speed up the lunch stop, we will take and CALL IN ORDERS for prepared food/sandwiches from Toto's at the mid-point of the ride. Friday 9.00 p.m. forecast of 50 percent plus for rain between 8:00 a.m. and noon, or wet roads at 8.00 a.m. Saturday, cancel ride. Check the web site for up-to-date information. Remember to bring your antlers. :-) Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Bill Boone, , 215-620-9730

  • December 2512:00PM
    Sun December 25, 2011 - Sunny Sunday Afternoon D Ride

    Level D, 10-12 mph, 20-30 miles. Meet at Azalea Garden's formal entrance, behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:00 pm. Check the calendar or list-serve or contact George Yarnell bySaturday the week of the ride for the details...weather and wind chill permitting. No one is left behind. Layer and dress warm. Bring your new bikes or holiday gear to try out. When you are chilled you can become hydrated so bring something to eat and drink. Route depends on the group and the weather. We might stop in China Town for a near end of ride rest and snak. Be safe.
    Leader: George L. Yarnell, , 610-626-3338

  • December 2512:15PM
    Sun December 25, 2011 - CANCELLED Sunday C Spin Off

    Level C, 25-35 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 12:15 pm. A friendly C ride which cheerfully waits to regroup. All welcome. Usually 25 - 35 miles, usually with a lunch or snack stop. Cancelled this week. Merry Christmas from your Spin Off ride leaders: Chuck, Sam, Mike, Ben, Craig and Tom!
    Leader: Tom Witt, , 215-665-5578

  • December 2610:00AM
    Mon December 26, 2011 - Mondays with BCPJeff (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C+, 12-13 mph, 37 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Work off those hoilday meals with a fairly hilly to Devon. Easy return. My cell number FOR MORNING OF RIDE ONLY is 267-210-5337 after 7 AM. Otherwise call my home number listed at the end. Emails letting me know that you are coming are most welcome.
    Leader: Jeff Bakely, , 267-210-5337

  • December 3010:00AM
    Fri December 30, 2011 - Friday Frolic -- Bruno's to Eagleville (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C+/B-, 12-14 mph, 38 miles. Meet at Bruno's, Northwestern and Germantown Aves. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Explore some peaceful, picturesque roads in Montgomery County, from Chestnut Hill, almost to Evansburg State Park, turning around at Eagleville. There will be an indoor rest stop at mile 19. We'll return via Norristown Farm Park & North Wales Rd. Rolling terrain with a few brisk climbs, but we will stop to regroup as needed. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leaders: Linda McGrane, , 267-251-7862 and Jeff Bakely, , 267-210-5337 

  • December 3010:00AM
    Fri December 30, 2011 - Pre-new years ride (ad-hoc ride)

    Level C-, 10-12 mph, 25 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. I'll think of some place seasonal to go to. They'll be a stop for lunch half-way. Ride will be canceled if it snows. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leader: Henry L. Lazarus, , 267-259-6275

  • December 319:00AM
    Sat December 31, 2011 - Valley Forge Winter Ride - Saturday Edition

    Level B, 14 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 for a ride from Valley Forge to Kimberton. Indoor coffee break at the Kimberton Wholefoods in Kimberton. Plan is to be back in VF by noon. Cue sheets will be available.
    Leader: Richard L. Wagner, , 267-738-6405

  • December 319:00AM
    Sat December 31, 2011 - Main Line Cycles Saturday Brisk Ride (ad-hoc ride)

    Level B+, 15-17 mph, 40 miles. Meet at Main Line Cycles back parking lot, Narberth, PA. The ride leaves at 9:00 am. Start through Penn Valley and Bryn Mawr. Then head towards Paoli until we get to Waynesborough Country Club. Then south until Goshen Road and go back through Villanova, Gladwyne, Belmont Hills and Bala Cynwyd. Lots of rolling hills and some climbs. Ride speed determined by slowest rider. No one get dropped. Bring a snack for a quick mid-ride break. There are no stores along the route. Rain, snow or ice cancels. Cue sheets will not be available.
    Leaders: Jeff Diacik, , 215-783-8537 and Derek Barnes, , 610-246-3917 

  • December 3110:00AM
    Sat December 31, 2011 - Saturday C+ Ride

    Level C+, 13-14 mph, 40-50 miles. Meet at Italian Fountain behind the Art Museum. The ride leaves at 10:00 am. Note: Time change for the cold weather. Frequently we ride to Ambler but we may ride to other locations such as North Wales or Devon. Cue sheets for the Ambler ride and the North Wales ride can be found in the BCP Cue Sheet Library at BCP Philly to Ambler Ride - Toto's Cafe and BCP North Wales Ride. We'll keep a steady pace and effort (rolling speed on flat terrain 15 - 16 mph). Bring money for a snack. Friday 9.00 p.m. forecast of 50 percent plus for rain between 8:00 a.m. and noon, or wet roads at 8.00 a.m. Saturday, cancel ride. Check the web site for up-to-date information.
    Leader: Chuck Martin, , 215-923-1887

 December, 2011

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