Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey
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The Wonders of Eastern Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Tour)

June 7, 2024 – June 9, 2024 (2 nights)

Cost: $350 PP DO plus parking (see details)



Open space, rivers and lakes, mountains, and nature provide endless options of beautiful cycling opportunities and weekends away. Cities provide endless action, shows, culture, art, and a variety of culinary experiences. What about combining both? Welcome to Philadelphia! 

The Philadelphia tour is intended to combine great cycling experiences, in the surrounding areas of South Jersey and Pennsylvania. Our cycling will span open farmlands and some urban cycling on dedicated trails. You can enjoy historical sites, shows, great restaurants, and art. 

Cycling routes: We plan to offer a few options for each day. Friday will focus on exploring the beautiful spaces of South Jersey before arriving in Philly. Saturday and Sunday will provide options of urban explorations, the wonders of cycling along the Schuylkill River, as well as teaming up with the Philadelphia Cycling Club, and venturing to Bucks County and other surrounding areas. Some will be remote starts. GPS routes will be provided at a later time. 

Hotel:  Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District:  A beautiful city hotel with rooftop pool and gym, at the heart of all major historical sites. Limited to: 24 Club members only, based on 2 per room.  Included: Lodging, Saturday and Sunday hot breakfast, and 2 Happy Hour gatherings. 

Parking: We negotiated a great rate with the hotel $20+ Tax per day ($40+ Tax for the entire period). The parking fee is NOT included in the tour fee and will be paid directly by you, if used.   

Group dinner: A group dinner is not planned. We want participants to enjoy the great restaurants of Philly across different choices and budgets, as opposed to an ordinary group dinner. List of options will be provided. That is what this trip is all about. 

COVID-19 Protocol: As applicable at the time of the trip. Strongly desired, fully vaccinated and boosted.

Uniquely Philly:  Guided cycling tour, with a guide across the historical sites (pending interest).  Co-rides with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia and SCU: Enjoy joint rides with their experienced leaders.  Potentially attending a show as a group: Standup comedy (for an additional cost).

Registration will open on Sun November 5, 2023 at 8:00PM ET. You should send your email to Susan Flaxman [email protected] . If your email is received before the noted time, it will be disqualified. You will be notified regarding your status and deadline for full payment.   
New for 2024 tours:  If a tour sells out within 48 hours of registration opening (the 48 hour window ends on Tuesday Nov 7th at 8:00pm ET), then a room lottery will be held from those who signed up within the 48 hours.  Roommates will be entered in the lottery as a unit, not individually.  Single tour applicants are encouraged to designate their roommate.  The tour leader will assign roommates to non-paired singles.  
Payment:  Deadline for full payment: Friday, December 15, 2023.  Payments can be made at any of the following ways:   Cancellation and refund: As always, a refund depends on the ability to find a replacement but please be aware that a last minute cancellation might not be refunded.
Tour Leader: Tom Wieser  [email protected] 908-512-2687
Coleader: Sue Flaxman [email protected]