Bicycle Club of Philadelphia’s Scenic Schuylkill Century Recreational Rides
Bicycle Club of Philadelphia’s Scenic Schuylkill Century Recreational Rides – Sunday, September 10, 2023
rolloff 7:15am – AIM Academy 1200 River Rd Conshohocken PA (Miquon) – Rain or Shine
The Scenic Schuylkill Century is Bicycle Club of Philadelphia’s annual fully supported rides for cyclists of all abilities, with town and country routes from 21 to 101 miles featuring the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Boathouse Row, Valley Forge National Historic Park, and four covered bridges in Chester County horse country.
BCP has been hosting Century rides for more than 30 years. The term “Century” recognizes those cycling over 100 miles.
The start and finish are at AIM Academy, halfway between the village of Conshohocken and Philadelphia on River Road along the Schuylkill River Trail. (1200 River Road, Conshohocken, PA next to the tall water tower that can be seen from the Schuylkill River Trail). Ample free parking is available on-site. SEPTA Miquon Regional Rail Station is across the street from AIM Academy on the Manayunk-Norristown Line.
We have coffee and breakfast at the start, fresh fruit and homemade baked goods at all rest stops, and a Pizza Party at the finish.
This is a fully supported ride with printed cue sheets and GPS files for each route, SAG support vehicles patrolling the route, and bike marshals along the route.
Each year, about 500 riders participate.
This is a fun, recreational bicycle ride (not race) by and for bicyclists.
More information about the Scenic Schuylkill Century can be found on our Website at:
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Bicycle Club of Philadelphia is the largest bicycle club in the greater Philadelphia area, with a calendar of about 35 rides a week for cyclists of different ability levels. The hundreds of other rides are generally free and open to the public, and start throughout the Philadelphia area every day of the week. See our website at PhillyBikeClub.org for ride listings and other information Bicycle Club of Philadelphia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Some cycling events are run by professional companies, but BCP relies on an all-volunteer team. At the end of the year, any proceeds from our events (the Century, Fall and Spring Weekends) are donated to bike-related charities, such as the Bicycle Coalition of Gtr Philadelphia, PA Center for Adaptive Sports, Neighborhood Bike Works, etc. Last year the Century was on Sept 11, so we made a sizeable donation to the Ambulance Association of Pennsylvania’s EMS Provider Foundation to help first responders from volunteer fire departments and volunteer ambulance companies fund EMT training for their members’ required certifications.