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SCU and Green Phase

On Friday, June 26, the Governor is expected to announce that the Philly Suburbs will go into the Green Phase of the Covid-19 Response (https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-cov... (https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#GreenPhase)). This is described as a 'new normal' that continues to involve social distancing and use of face masks while loosening some restrictions on businesses and social gatherings.

What does this mean for group rides at SCU? Please continue to practice the Mitigation Measures https://suburbancyclists.org/docs.ashx?id=6... (https://suburbancyclists.org/docs.ashx?id=636920) to the best of your ability. The virus is not gone and we need continued vigilance to prevent resurgence and a retreat to greater restrictions. We have seen this in other states where a shortage of diligence has led to new outbreaks. The good news is that we are applying to the start locations of our larger ride groups in an effort to resume regular weeknight rides. So far they have seemed receptive, but they have not yet granted permission. Please wait and watch for ride postings on Meetup by the site coordinators.

Things are improving and will continue to improve if we all work together to prevent the spread of the virus. The most important measure to follow is to stay home or ride alone if you or someone close to you has symptoms or has had them in the past 10 days.

Hope to see you on a ride soon.

Steve Muth

SCU President

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www.scu.bike (http://www.scu.bike)

Suburban Cyclists Unlimited is a bike club whose members enjoy riding together year round. We have ride start locations throughout the Philly suburbs. The majority of our rides regularly start at Horsham, Conshohocken, Wayne, North Penn, Souderton, Phoenixville, Collegeville, Upper Dublin and Flourtown.

Some of us ride in faster groups and some of us ride slower but we all share the same passion and camaraderie of group riding. We also hold an annual organized ride, the Quad County Century, and have a number of social events throughout the year including the annual picnic and banquet.

You can join this Meetup to get notifications of upcoming rides. It is open to members and prospective members. As a Meetup member you are welcome to try some of our many rides as a guest. If you like riding with us (we promise you will), we hope that you will join the club by visiting our website at www.suburbancyclists.org (http://www.suburbancyclists.org/). When you join the club you will enjoy benefits such as discounts at local bike shops, participation in club social events, a discount for the Quad County Century, club riding gear and more. Membership is only $25 per year for an individual and $35 per year for a family.

Hope you will join us for a ride soon! Please remember to bring your helmet and your smile.

JOIN or RENEW at www.suburbancyclists.org (http://www.suburbancyclists.org/).

Upcoming events (5)

Wednesday Flourtown "B" Night Ride

Flourtown Shopping Center

This is the nighttime Fall/Winter continuation of the Flourtown "B" Ride. Please join us for rides in Montgomery county from 25 to 30 miles at a pace of 16 +/- mph. We will not drop anyone, but please be sure that you are capable of maintaining the advertised pace including some hill climbing. I am planning to maintain a group size of no more than 10 riders and will follow the SCU COVID-19 Mitigation Measures. If there are more than 10 riders, then we will subdivide into more than one group. I will post the ride route in advance to the comments section for download to your device. Please RSVP. No Cue Sheets will be available. Rain, snow, or ice on the roads will cancel the ride. If you have any questions, please post in the Comments section. A strong headlight and taillight will be required for riding at night. High visibility clothing is also strongly recommended.

11-13 mph ride

Keith Valley bus. ctr.

No one dropped; rarely do we go fast uphill

Friday Frolic w/LMc, RE-OPENED, due to advancing to GREEN phase.

Flourtown Shopping Center

FRIDAY FROLIC w/LMc - RE-OPENED, due to EASING of COVID restrictions. Hooray! COVID mitigation strategies are in effect. Details for the 7/3 ride will be posted by evening of 6/29. Leader: Linda McGrane, [masked],[masked]

Best of Lancaster Co. for Fall Foliage, 59mi/14mph, COVID Precautions in Effect

SAT OCTOBER 31, 2020 - BEST OF LANCASTER COUNTY FALL FOLIAGE - COVID PRECAUTIONS IN EFFECT (AD-HOC RIDE) The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34511579 Level B-: 14mph, 59 miles. Meet at Salisbury Township Park in Gap, 750 White Horse Rd., Gap, PA 17527. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Another 5-Star, scenic route by Charlie B. in Lancaster County, to enjoy as much fall foliage as we can! Route includes a covered bridge, an organic farm with camels, and plenty of picturesques roads, including Creek Rd along the Octoraro Creek. Rolling terrain with a few brisk climbs in the first half, but the second half is more gentle. Food options include Sunrise Grocery (Amish store) at Mile 16, Sadie's Bake Shop at Mile 22, in the "middle of nowhere", a Sheetz convenience store at Mile 39, and the Lapp Valley Farm & Creamery for ice cream at Mile 51. Total elevation gain is 3119 ft. COVID PRECAUTIONS in Effect: Please bring a mask and hand sanitizer, and maintain safe social distancing (20 ft apart while cycling, at least 6 ft apart when stopped). Please review the club's Rider Guidelines for COVID Mitigation, before the ride: https://suburbancyclists.org/docs.ashx?id=636920 Starting point at the park in Gap is just off US-30, near the Speedway gas station and store. There is also a Wawa nearby. ON-LINE PREREGISTRATION is strongly encouraged for COVID mitigation - avoid having to touch the pen & paper. Your electronic signature will suffice for the waiver, and you'll save writing time at the ride start. On-line preregistration for this ride listing is open on BCP's ride calendar until Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 7:00 am. Leader: Linda McGrane, [masked],[masked]

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