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Old 06-08-10, 07:27 AM
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Going to be in Philly, need some suggestions

Hey all,

I'm going to be in Philly next week and need some suggestions for rides/routes. I'm down for some group rides and/or solo missions. Anyone have any suggestions? I will be staying in Center City (Independence Park) so I would need something that I can ride to from there.

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Old 06-08-10, 09:22 AM
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I live in the suburbs outside philly and have never done the "Drives Ride" but I hear all the stories, some true some BS. I did a quick search and came across this link:
Click Here Scroll through this and it should give you some info about it.

I am not a city person, rode down there on Friday and I much prefer the rides in the suburbs, if you can make it out to the burbs by 5:30ish let me know, there are some great rides out here.
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Can you ride around fairmont park?
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No idea, I have never been there. I do know several female runners have been assaulted there over the past few years according to the news. I guess that's par for the course in any big city park though.
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I've raced there. Good course.
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Drives ride meets Tuesdays @ 6:30P at the Kelly Drive Side of the Falls Bridge.

The Bicycle Club of Philadelphia has some nice weekly rides.

Google the Glenside Loop and the Gladwyn Loop for great ways to get from the city to the burbs and back.

I've been riding loops on the torn up asphalt of FDR park @ 5ish for the last few Thursdays, it's a small group and provides a good workout.

Hope you enjoy your visit, I think you'll find Philly a great biking town.
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There has to be some decent weekend group rides in Philly.
If not and want to head to So. Jersey, we got A rides on Sat and Sun. (if you don't have a car, it's 12miles to and from that includes a trip over the Ben Franklin Bridge. (if really interested, PM me and I will explain the best route to get there)

http://summitcyclingclub.com/Default.aspx?pageId=576693 Saturday ride
http://tiny.cc/BTek Sunday
Greentree Crit training ride (lots of bad asses come in for this ride) Thursday 6pm Eves Dr & Stow Rd Marlton, NJ
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