OutRiders Philadelphia is a group of GLBT and GLBT friendly cycling enthusiasts. We have both Road and Mountain Biking groups. Volunteers select and lead rides. Allen Fischer coordinates (and often leads) the mountain bike rides. Dana Hanchin coordinates (and often leads) road. We need and encourage members familiar with parks and road routes to share and lead rides at those locations. We have riders of all abilities. Some are training for the Gay Games in Australia. Some are interested- inmuch-mcTe -leisurzly AFA”ns Soccer rides.

Our regularly scheduled weekly rides are scheduled on Saturdays at 9AM. Starting locations can vary.

To get on our email list contact us at OutRidersPhilly@aol.com. Let us know your preference. Offroad-Mountain biking, Road or both. We can then put you on the appropriate email list/s for our ride or activity notices.

The mountain bike group meets weekly year round. With the exception of excessive rains and icy conditions we ride. The Road group has ended their official season and should resume regular rides in the March.

BEGINNER + Intermediate RIDE
Saturday, August 23 – Sewell, NJ @ 10AM
Our Regularly scheduled Saturday ride is listed as beginner but don’t let that discourage the more advanced riders. This compact park, situated adjacent to Gloucester County College, provides mostly tight singletract, some short power climbs, logs and even a small dose of the sandy pine barrens. NJ babe, Bill T is co hostess for this ride. RSVP by Fri allons@mindspring.com or 610 761 3188 for any further details and ride coordination.

Sewell, NJ Meeting Directions
From Phila. Take Walt Whitman Br. to 42 S. Take 55 S and exit 53B to 553 N
R at WAWA look for Gloucester County College and parking on L.
Parking lot of Gloucester County College off of Blackwood Barnsboro Rd
Park in the more remote lot immediately to your L and before the bldgs.

Wednesday and / or Thursday Night /Evening Ride @ Pennypack**
(some sort of lighting will be required) meeting at Sandyford and Ryan. Starting time to be confirmed. Interested parties contact Joe by 1PM Wed and or Thu. JoenPhilly@hotmail.com

Thursday Evening- Belmont Plateau “VIR” Very Informal Race @ 6:00PM
Local bike clubs will mark a short loop or come up with some scheme to keep your heart pumping in the singltrack. All groups start at the same time. You keep your own time. This event is rigorous but intended purely for FUN. If interested, contact me by Wed. eve. for details. (different mtg. loc.) allons@mindspring.com or 610 761 3188

**Pennypack Park Meeting Directions

*Wissahickon Meeting Directions
For Pachella Field input:

????/Allen – allons@mindspring.com – 610.761.3188
As always, significant rains at the time of or within the 12 hour period preceding the ride will cancel. Ice, blizzards and temps below 15 can also cancel The Rules:

1. Make sure your bike is in good working order. Clean and lube your chain, pack a spare tube, and a bike pump.

2. Always bring identification: driver’s license, emergency phone number, and health insurance card.

3. Wear a helmet. It is required. No ifs ands or buts about

4. Bring water. Two water bottles and/or a camelback are recommended.

5. Bring food. Fig Newton’s, fruit, raisins, Power or Cliff Bars, or a packet of energy gel.

6. Bring money. Great to have on your for snacks or an after ride meal.

7. Bring your cell phone, if you have one. They are always a welcome addition.

8. All ride leaders are volunteers. Riders are expected to understand that they ride at their own risk.

9. We will ride according to the IMBA Rules of the Trail. Allen