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A sampling of other groups' activities. Seven Hills Wheelmen has no association with these rides unless specified, but posts notice of them as a public service. Locations are in Massachusetts unless specified otherwise. Send listings to LTolman@LTolman.org.

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Weekly/monthly  rides

Around the region

   

APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB
Worcester Chapter www.amcworcester.org  

Bicycle committee chairs: Neil Schutzman, nschutzman@gmail.com, and Janice Melchiore, janicemelch0@gmail.com.
 

WACHUSETT GREENWAYS 

Keepers of the Mass Central Rail Trail in Sterling, West Boylston, Holden, Rutland, Oakham.
See www.wachusettgreenways.org/wgcal.html for details on snowshoeing, XC skiing, bike rides and nature/history walks, birding, hikes, trail maintenance and other activities, on the rail trail and elsewhere. Contact: Colleen Abrams, colleen.abrams@verizon.net, 508-829-3954. 


FRIENDS OF THE WARE RIVER WATERSHED
Advocates for sustainable trail access for non-motorized uses (read: mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking); trail stewardship and maintenance; and education on protecting cultural, environmental and historic resources in the Ware River Watershed (Rutland, Barre, Hubbardston, Oakham, Phillipston, Templeton, Princeton). See  NEMBA trails proposal to state Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and NEMBA updates
 

ASSABET RIVER RAIL TRAIL
The trail, partly built and partly still in the planning stages, is 12.5 miles on an old rail bed from Marlboro to Acton. Contacts: Duncan Power, duncan@arrtinc.org or duncan.power@verizon.net, or Tom Kelleher, tom@arrtinc.org. More info: www.ARRTinc.org 
 
WALKBIKE WORCESTER
WalkBike Worcester is a project of the Worcester Food and Active Living Policy Council. Its aim is to make walking and biking in the city more safe, pleasant, and convenient. Monthly meetings, first Thursday of the month.  Contacts: walkbikewoo@gmail.com, Karin Valentine Goins, kvgoins@gmail.com, 508-752-9742, and Jerry Powers, gerald.powers@charter.net . More info at www.walkbikeworcester.org and on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/YMNVhT or follow @FoodActiveLivin on Twitter. 
 
WORCESTER EARN-A-BIKE
Part-time bike shop with learning programs for youth and others, 4 King St., Worcester. Contact: info@worcesterearnabike.org, 508-614-9322. 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, adult open shop. Second Saturday of the month (beginning March 2018) Slow Roll Worcester community bike ride, meet at 5:30 for 6 p.m. rollout; locations vary; details http://worcesterearnabike.org/slowrollwstr/
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WEEKLY/MONTHLY RIDES

Call ahead if possible to confirm the following rides -- we don't always get timely updates:

6:00 p.m. Mondays -- SEVEN HILLS WHEELMEN,
15-18 miles, Barney's Bicycle, 582 Park Ave., Worcester. Contact: Peter Howard, barneysbicycle@rcn.com, 508-799-BIKE (508-799-2453)

 

6:00 p.m. Mondays -- SOUTHBRIDGE BICYCLES, 30-35 miles, separate leaders for A, B, and C groups, 100 Central St., Southbridge. Contact: Jon Steppic, 508-764-3657, jsteppic.bicycles@outlook.com, http://southbridgebicycles.com/events/

6 p.m. Mondays -- QUINEBAUG VALLEY VELO, 17 or 21 miles (two groups), Danielson Adventure Sports, 21 Furance St., Danielson, Conn., 860-774-6010. http://qvvelo.com/rides.aspx#road   

6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays -- APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB, various Central Mass. locations. See www.amcworcester.org

 

6 p.m. Tuesdays -- WORCESTER COUNTY WOMEN'S CYCLING and SEVEN HILLS WHEELMEN, Show 'n' Go, 27 miles, Lalajava, 290 West Main St., Northboro. Show 'n' Go means no leader; possible route around Wachusett Reservoir is shown at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13551396. All are welcome; we can split into two or more groups at different paces.

6:15 p.m. Tuesdays -- VMPS Time Trial Training Series, 9.2 miles, from West Main Street and Harris Avenue, Millbury, around Lake Singletary; $5-$10 per race or $100 for 15-week series ($50 for members), May 1-Aug. 14, 2018.  Details: https://www.mpstraining.com/mobile/time-trial-series.html

 

6 p.m. Wednesdays -- SOUTHBRIDGE BICYCLES, fast pace, average 19-23 mph, 100 Central St., Southbridge. No tri bikes, no clip-on bars. Contact: Jon Steppic, 508-764-3657, jsteppic.bicycles@outlook.com .   


6 p.m. Wednesdays -- WOMEN'S RIDE from FRITZ'S BICYCLE SHOP, 328 West Boylston St., Worcester, 18-20 miles, 13-15 mph. Contact: 508-853-1799, http://fritzsbicycleshop.blogspot.com 

 

6 p.m. Wednesdays -- LANDRY'S ROAD RIDE,  20-24 miles, 20 Jolma Rd., Worcester; 14-15 mph pace. 2018 season starts April 11. Contact Landry's Bicycles, 508-713-9695. Details: http://www.landrys.com/page.cfm?pageid=163

 

6:30 p.m. Wednesdays -- LANDRY'S HYBRID RIDE, 20 Jolma Road, Worcester;  9 miles, casual pace, around Lake Quinsigamond. Contact Landry's Bicycles, 508-713-9695. 2018 season starts April 11. Details: http://www.landrys.com/page.cfm?pageid=163

 

9:00 a.m. Thursdays -- TREK STOP, 49 North Main St. (Route 140), North Grafton. Call Dave Baumgartner at the shop the night before to confirm: 508-839-9199, www.trekstop.com


6 p.m. Thursdays -  BIKES AND LIFE RIDE, 22 miles, 3Cross Brewing Co., 26 Cambridge St., Worcester, 508-615-8195

 

6 p.m. Thursdays -- SOUTHBRIDGE BICYCLES WOMEN'S RIDE,  Southbridge Bicycles, 100 Central St., Southbridge. Contact: Jon Steppic, 508-764-3657, jsteppic.bicycles@outlook.com 

 

6 p.m. Thursdays -- QUINEBAUG VALLEY VELO, 12 or 20 miles (two groups), Danielson Adventure Sports, 21 Furance St., Danielson, Conn., 860-774-6010. http://qvvelo.com/rides.aspx#road   

 

5:30 p.m.  Fridays -- SOUTHBRIDGE BICYCLES, 100 Central St., Southbridge. Mileage and pace depend on who shows up. Contact: Jon Steppic, 508-764-3657, jsteppic.bicycles@outlook.com .
 
6:00 p.m. last Friday of the month - CRITICAL MASS. Meet at "Turtle Boy" (Burnside Fountain on Worcester Common), Church and Franklin streets, Worcester. 
 
7 a.m. Saturdays -- LANDRY'S WESTBORO ROAD RIDES, all speeds/abilities, 276 Turnpike Road (Route 9), Westboro. Contact: 508-836-3878. Details: http://www.landrys.com/page.cfm?pageid=163
 
7 a.m. Saturdays -- LANDRY'S WORCESTER ROAD RIDES, 25-30 miles, 20 Jolma Road, Worcester; 16-18 mph pace, through September. Contact: 508-713-9695. Details: http://www.landrys.com/page.cfm?pageid=163

9 a.m. Saturdays & Sundays -- SOUTHBRIDGE BICYCLES, Typically 25-30 miles, beginner/intermediate/advanced groups, 100 Central St., Southbridge. Contact: Jon Steppic, 508-764-3657, Jon Steppic, jsteppic.bicycles@outlook.com . Details: http://www.southbridgebicycles.com/events.html
 
8 a.m. Sundays -- ROAD RIDES with Quinebaug Valley Velo, 15-18 mph, Stop & Shop, Route 44, Putnam, Conn. Contaact: Chris Gazzola, cgazzola@killinglyschools.org, www.qvvelo.com/Rides/tabid/57Default.aspx

9 a.m. Sundays -- ROAD RIDE, fast pace, usually 50 miles or more, Trek Stop, 49 North Main St. (Route 140), North Grafton; 508-839-9199, www.trekstop.com
 
9 a.m. Sundays -- MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE with Wachusett NEMBA, Leominster State Forest. Contact Jim Wrightson, jjwright@princeton-ma.us, 978-852-4800.
 
10 a.m. Sundays - ROAD RIDE with Blackstone Valley Bicyclists, Ocean State Job Lot, 161 Providence Road, Whitinsville section of Northbridge. https://www.facebook.com/BlackstoneValleyBicyclists
 
5:30 p.m. second Saturday of the month - SLOW ROLL WORCESTER with Worcester Earn-A-Bike. Locations vary.  Meet at 5:30 for 6 p.m. rollout March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8. More info: http://worcesterearnabike.org/slowrollwstr/
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AROUND THE REGION (2018) 
 
June 22 -- MASSBIKE'S CENTRAL MASS. CHAPTER KICKOFF, silent auction, Jamaican food from One Love Cafe, 6-9 p.m. at 3Cross Fermentation Coop, 4 Knowlton Ave., Worcester. Details: http://www.massbike.org/central_mass_chapter_kick_off
 
June 30-July 1 -- LONGSJO CLASSIC, kids' races (free) and pro/amateur criteriums, Saturday in Leominster and Sunday in Fitchburg; $56-$71. Details: www.longsjo.com 
 
July 8 -- TOUR OPACUM, 8, 25, 50 or 100 miles, Rapscallion Brewery, 195 Arnold Road, Sturbridge; $25-$55. Proceeds benefit Opacum Land Trust. Details and registration: https://www.bikereg.com/tour-opacum
 
July 14 -- KIDS BIKE SALE -- 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Worcester Earn-A-Bike, 4 King St., Worcester. BMX bikes, $10; kids' bikes, $5. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/233363477396138/
 
July 22 -- GEORGE STREET BIKE CHALLENGE FOR MAJOR TAYLOR, Main and George streets, Worcester, uphill time trial; $20. Proceeds benefit Major Taylor Association. Registration and details: http://www.majortaylorassociation.org/events/georgestreet18.shtml
 
July 28 -- TIM JOHNSON'S WACHUSETT FONDO, 40 or 70 miles, Wachusett Brewing Co., 175 State Road, Westminster; $65-70. Presented by Minuteman Road Club. Details: www.bikereg.com/37361 
 
July 28 -- MOUNT WASHINGTON CENTURY+ RIDE, 109 miles, Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center, Bald Hill Road, Albany, N.H.; $100-$110. Contact: joler@tinmountain.org, 603-447-6991. Details: https://www.tinmountain.org/mt-washington-century-ride-2/ 
 
July 28 -- THREAD CITY CENTURY, 43, 66, 84 or 102 miles, Garrison Park, 495 Phoenixville Road (Route 198), Chaplin, Conn.; $25-$40. Proceeds benefit Bike Mansfield, other area trail supporters and Thread City Cyclers.  Contact: threadcitycentury@gmail.com. Details: https://sites.google.com/view/tcccentury/home
 
Aug. 4-10 -- CYCLE MASSACHUSETTS STATE BIKE TOUR, 35-70 miles per day from Amherst, Leicester and Templeton, with two-day, four-day, five-day and seven-day options; $175-$795.  Limited to 150 riders. Details: http://cyclema.com/state-bike-tour/
 
Aug. 7-10 -- AIDS VACCINE BIKE TREK, 325 miles in four days, Burlington, Vt., to Portland, Maine; $500 suggested fundraising minimum for UCLA AIDS Institute and Emory Vaccine Center. Contact: Tom Shaw, tom.shaw67@gmail.com. Details: www.charitytreks.org 
 
Aug. 9-14 -- MID-HUDSON TOUR, 60-80 miles per day, start/finish in North Adams, with overnights in Hudson, Kingston, and Albany, N.Y.; $660 including lodging, breakfasts and support. Maximum of 19 riders. Registration deadline in late March. Route overview: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17840298. Contact: Charles Hansen, Rogue Riders Bike Club, velotrain@yahoo.com. 
 
Aug. 16-19 -- VERMONT CHALLENGE, one-, two-, three-, and four-day options, 27 to 70 miles per day, with start/finish for various rides in Manchester, Vt., South London, Vt., and Sunderland, Vt.; $189 to $569. Additional option, uphill time trial Aug. 19 on Mount Equinox, Sunderland, Vt.; $100. Contact: info@vtchallenge.com. Details: http://vtchallenge.com.  
 
Aug. 18 -- BLAZING SADDLES CENTURY,  30, 350, 62 or 100 miles,Triton Regional School, 112 Elm St., Byfield; $25-$45. Contact: PaulaBossone, BlazingSaddles@nscyc.org. Details and registration: http://nscyc.org/content/blazing-saddles-century 
 
Aug. 18 -- STEEPLE CHASE BIKE TOUR, 20, 35, 50, 63 or 100 miles, Eastern Connecticut State University Athletic Complex, 69 Mansfield City Road, Mansfield, Conn.; $25-$75 to register. Proceeds benefit Perception Programs, Windham Area Interfaith Ministry and Windham No Freeze Project. Contact: 860-450-7122. Details: www.steeplechasebiketour.org 
 
Sept. 16 --  CHRISTINE'S JOURNEY, 30 or 60 miles, or 5k walk, Paxton Center School, 19 West St. (Route 31), Paxton; $25 to benefit  Shatterproof. Contact: Donna Severson, donnac.severson@gmail.com
 
Sept. 28-30 -- AUTUMN ESCAPE BIKE TREK, 160 miles in three days, or 105 miles in two days, or 41 miles in one day, Plymouth to Provincetown; $35-$75 to register, fundraising minimum $250 or $500 for American Lung Association. Contact: info@lungne.org, 800-499-LUNG. Details: http://action.lung.org/site/TR?fr_id=16548&pg=entry

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