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Ride Guide

On this page:
Ride Start Locations
(with links to maps)
Maps and Door-to-Door Driving Directions
Road Closures and Construction
Ride Speed Ratings
Ride Guidelines
Safety Tips
Automobile Interaction
Escape from Southeast Pennsylvania
Mileage Logs

You can support the club by volunteering to lead rides. A library of cue sheets is available to help you map your first ride at the front of the pack! You will also need a copy of the official SCU ride sheet to collect member names and phone numbers before your ride.

Ride Start Locations

Code Location Address/Directions Map
ABC Appalachian Brewing Company 50 W 3rd Ave and Chestnut St, Collegeville, PA 19426 Map
ACTS ACTS, Lansdale 375 Morris Rd, next to Richfood Map
AMH Abington Memorial Hospital Health Center 2701 Blair Mill Rd, Willow Grove Map
BARN Phoenix Cycles 165 Bridge St, Phoenixville, PA 19460. 610-933-2210 Map
BKWK Bikeworks (SCU sponsor) 500 Main St (@ Maple Ave), Harleysville. 215-513-7550
Wed. night ride start location has moved to Indian Valley Middle School - see IVMS
Map
BRNO Bruno's Deli Northwestern and Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118 Map
BULL Bull's Island Route 29, between Stockton and Frenchtown, NJ. Just over the pedestrian bridge from Lumberville, PA Map
CBE Central Bucks East High School Anderson & Holicong Rds, Buckingham, PA Map
CBS Central Bucks South High School 1100 Folly Rd, Warrington, PA 18976 Map
CBW Central Bucks West High School 375 West Court St, Doylestown, PA 18901 Map
CNSH SEPTA parking lot beneath the bridge in Conshohocken E. Elm St & Harry St, Conshohocken, PA Map
COS Church of the Saviour 651 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne, PA 19087; bet. Eagle Rd and Upper Gulph Rd (5 min. off the St. Davids/Villanova exit of Rte. 476) Map
CPARK Central Park 425 Wells Rd. Doylestown, PA Map
CSC College Settlement Camp 600 Witmer Rd, Horsham, PA. (Bet. Norristown Rd & Dresher Rd at the yellow blinker) Map
CSE Cold Spring Elementary School 4150 Durham Rd (Rte 413), bet. Carversville & Cold Spring Creamery Rds, Buckingham, PA Map
EVSP Evansburg State Park Mayhall Rd, Collegeville. (Parking lot across from American Youth Hostel near park office) Map
FISC Fischer's Park Morris/Bustard/Kriebel Rds, Towamencin Township. Park entrance is on Bustard Rd. Map
FSC Flourtown Shopping Center 1890 Bethlehem Pike,Flourtown, PA 19031 Map
FLTN Ft. Washington State Park, Flourtown Picnic Area 33 W. Mill Rd, Flourtown, PA. (Bet. Stenton Ave & Bethlehem Pk) Map
GLPK Green Lane Park Deep Creek and Snyder Rds, Green Lane, PA (Quad County Metric start) Map
GLRT Green Lane Park - Red Trail Knights Rd, Green Lane, PA Map
GUYS Guy's Bicycles (SCU sponsor) 326 East Street Rd, Feasterville, PA 19053.
215-355-1166
Map
GWYX Gwynedd Crossing Shopping Center Route 309 and Route 63 at 309 Cinema, North Wales, PA Map
HEN Hennings Market (2nd-floor meeting room), for club meetings 290 Main St (Rte 63), Harleysville. 215-256-9533. Located 2.5 mi W of PA Turnpike Exit #31 Map
HHHS Hatboro Horsham High School 899 Horsham Rd (bet. Babylon & Norristown Rd), Parking lot E, Horsham, PA.  Tuesday and Thursday night start location.

Map

HOLP Holicong Park 5143 York Rd, Holicong, PA. (At the corner of Holicong Road and Rte. 202, 1 mi N of the intersection of Routes 202 and 263) Map
HTFD Horsham Township Fire Department (2nd-floor meeting room), for club meetings 315 Meetinghouse Rd (between Easton Rd and Oakdale Ave), Horsham. Please park only in back of the bldg. Additional parking at the Quaker School across Meetinghouse Rd. Map
IVMS Indian Valley Middle School Maple & Gruber Aves, Harleysville, PA. Wednesday night start location.

Map

JEPL Jacobs Engineering Parking Lot 2 ASH Street Conshohocken, PA. 19428 Wednesday "Night Lights" Ride Start Location

Map

KESW Keswick Cycle Company (SCU sponsor) 408 N. Easton Rd, Glenside, PA 19038.
215-885-RIDE
Map
KATZ Michael Katz residence 1141 Harriett Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA Map
KVBP Keith Valley Business Park Horsham Rd bet. Progress Dr and Privet Rd. KVBP is used as an alternate start location for Tuesday or Thursday rides when HHHS is unavailable Map
KEMP Kemper Park 905 Valley Rd (bet. Street and Bristol Rds), Warminster, PA. Map
LAMB Lambertville CVS 299 North Main St, Route 29, 1/2 mile north of Lambertville, NJ Map
LPRK Lower Perkiomen Valley Park Egypt & New Mill Rds, Oaks, PA Map
MPG Maple Glen Pizza, for club meetings 641 E. Welsh Rd (Rte 63), Maple Glen. (Located in the shopping center bet. Limekiln Pk & Norristown Rd. 215-542-7720) Map
NFP Norristown Farm Park 2500 Upper Farm Rd, Norristown, PA Map
NPHS North Penn High School 1340 Valley Forge Rd (bet. Snyder Rd & Sumneytown Pk), Lansdale, PA; behind the school, near the bus lot. Tuesday night start location. Map
NTP Northampton Township Park Located at the corner of Bristol and Hatboro Rds, Warminster, PA. Park entrance is on Hatboro Rd. Map
PPP Parkside Place Park Sumneytown Pike & Parkside Place, Upper Gwynedd. Located off of Sumneytown Pike between North Wales Rd and West Point Pike, across from the large Merck office building. Park in the rear lot on the right, across from the swimming pool. Map
PMS Pennfield Middle School Forty Foot & Elroy Rds, Hatfield, PA Map
PNPK Pennypack Park Off Pine Road Entrance at Shady Lane, Philadelphia Map
SAIL Sailor's Point North side of Lake Galena (Peace Valley Park), New Galena Rd, near Chalfont, PA Map
TANR Tanner's Produce Market Rt. 332 (Almshouse) and Hatboro Rd, Richboro, PA Map
UDHS Upper Dublin High School 800 Loch Alsh Ave (at Ft. Washington Ave), Fort Washington, PA Map
VFNP Valley Forge National Park Gulph and Valley Forge Rds. (Lower main parking lot near Visitor's Center) Map
WBP West Branch Park 215-233 Schoolhouse Rd, Chalfont, PA 18914 Map
WCNJ Washington Crossing State Park, New Jersey Intersection of NJ Routes 29 and 546, across the Delaware River from PA Route 532 Map
WRP Whites Road Park Whites Road, Lansdale, bet. Broad St & Valley Forge Rd. Meet by the sign. Map
WHS Wissahickon High School Dager & Houston Rds, off Bethlehem Pike, Spring House, PA Map
WYC Wycombe Train Station Mill Creek and Township Line Rds, Wycombe, PA. Please do not park in front of or on the side of the Post Office. Map
WCP Warminster Community Park In the parking lot at the end of Veterans Way off of Johnsville Blvd, Warminster, PA 18974 Map

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Maps and Directions

Use these sites for maps and door-to-door driving directions:

Expedia maps and directions
Google (maps and directions)
Map24 (maps and directions)
Mapquest maps and directions
Yahoo! maps and directions

All non-SCU links will open in one new window without the SCU "frame".

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Road Closures and Construction Projects

Get PennDOT's Southeast PA news releases, traffic bulletins, and other information:
Weekly Traffic Bulletin - District 6-0 Traffic Restrictions

Weekly PennDOT and local road construction projects provided by The Partnership TMA of Montgomery County, or receive the weekly update via e-mail.

LOCATION DESCRIPTION/DURATION/DETOUR
Camp Road bridge at Branchwood Park, CLOSED Camp Road bridge across the East Branch of Perkiomen Creek, between Fretz Rd and Landis Rd, is closed at Branchwood Park.
Spring Mount Road bridge in Lower Frederick - reopened The Spring Mount Road bridge over the Perkiomen Creek in Lower Frederick was closed for a few days in January 2008, but then it was reopened. However, the bridge will be demolished and replaced in 2009. 

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Ride Ratings 

SPEED DISTANCE CAPTAIN TERRAIN
20+ mph 40+ miles   May be difficult, expert riders only
18-20 30+   May be difficult, expert riders only
16-18 30+   May be difficult, serious riders only
14-16 20+   Flat to moderate, experienced riders
12-14 20+   Flat to rolling, no one dropped
10-12 20+   Mostly flat, no one dropped
7-10 5-10   Flat, no one dropped
MTB Varies   Off-road, varies
Fixed-Gear Varies   Varies, NO DERAILLEURS!

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Ride Guidelines 

Arrive ten to 15 minutes early and Be Prepared To Leave On Time! The starting times are actual departure times.
Make sure your bike is in proper working order Before you arrive.
Carry a spare tube, patch kit, pump, water bottle, and some form of I.D. (emergency information)
Ride in a safe manner and obey all traffic laws.
The wearing of a helmet (ANSI and/or Snell approved) is Required on all club rides.
Do not "Bike off" more than you can do. Go on rides within your ability, interest and experience.
Each rider assumes his or her own risk on all rides.
Those who ride ahead of the group are on their own ride.
Always notify the ride leader when leaving the group.
Ride should adhere to the advertised speed of the ride.
Ride leaders are not expected to be bike mechanics.
During Winter months or questionable weather conditions, please call the ride leader.
If it is raining at the start time, then the ride is canceled unless otherwise noted by the ride leader.
Have fun riding your bike.

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Bike Safety 

Riding a bicycle has the potential for serious personal injury. Please ride safely, responsibly and courteously. What you do has a direct impact on you, as well as other riders and the club. All responsibility lies solely with the individual rider and not with fellow riders, the leader, the club, or any of it's officers or members. Ride leaders will not assume responsibility for minors. WEARING AN APPROVED HELMET IS REQUIRED!

Obey all traffic signs & signals.
Ride in a straight line, unless road conditions dictate otherwise.
Use the correct lane at intersections
Don't block cars that want to turn right.
Ride with traffic
Use hand signals at all turns.
Leave gaps between bikes for cars
Don't swerve between parked cars.
Move off the road when stopped.
Ride in a single file when cars are nearby.
Keep a safe distance between other riders.
Don't overlap the wheel of the bike in front of you.
Check behind you before changing lanes
Help others to ride safely by announcing: When you are passing, Road hazards, When cars are approaching, When you will be changing lane
Keep focused on your riding!
Any Questions? Ask the ride leader!

Follow these L.A.B. tips for a safe riding in a group. (Link will open in new window.)

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Help Keep Drivers Friendly 

Car back - Ride single file or double file as appropriate to the roadway and traffic conditions. When indicated that a car is trying to pass, you are to ride single file and let them safely do.

Avoid busy roads - If you ride on a busy highway, the chance are you will ruffle the delicate feathers of already edgy commuters. Examine a detailed map of your area and you'll probably be surprised at the many quiet roads available nearby. Be careful about provocative actions - when stopped at a red light, do not irritate a driver by leaning against their car or by riding in circles in front of them.

Return the favor - Cyclists come to appreciate little unexpected courtesies from motorists. We all nod or say thanks to the driver who has the right-of-way but waves us through anyway. Try returning the favor. An example would be to motion a driver to make his turn in front of you if you'll be slow getting underway. Who knows? That driver might look a bit more favorably on the next cyclist down the road.

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Escape from Southeast Pennsylvania

The following links provide information on riding in areas not usually covered by SCU club rides:

    SCU Guide to Cycling in Connecticut

    SCU Guide to Cycling in Delaware

    SCU Guide to Cycling in New Jersey

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Mileage Logs

Free mileage logs are available from SCU and other clubs.

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This page was updated by Jack Elias on 9/30/2012.

Copyright 2001-2012 Suburban Cyclists Unlimited.  Reproduction in whole or in part without the written permission of the author is prohibited.