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ACTIVITIES

As always, call the leader if the weather conditions are questionable, or if you have other questions. Wednesday night activities are listed here.  For info on the Easy C Rider schedule, mountain biking, or last-minute activities, scroll to the bottom of this page.  Ride categories are explained here.

 

NEXT NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

Sunday, Aug. 13, is the deadline for the September 2017 newsletter. If you can lead a bike ride, hike, or any other activity in late August or in September, submit the details by midnight Aug. 13 to splays2003@gmail.com or LTolman@LTolman.org.



Calendar
Sat, Jul 1 - Road ride, 39 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 8:30am

 

 

Saturday, July 1

Activity: Road ride, 39 miles, C
Location: Long Pond boat ramp, Routes 122 & 122A, Rutland
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Leader: Bill Dobson, binaryengineering@charter.net, 508-885-2004

 
We'll ride to Rose 32 Bread in Gilbertville, so bring money for food.
 We'll go by way of West Brookfield and return by way of Old Furnace
 and South Barre. Expect an average pace of 14.5 mph. RSVP to leader is required.
 
 
 
 




Sun, Jul 2 - Sunday morning road rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

Every Sunday (except July 23, because of George Street Bike Challenge)

Activity: Road rides, 20-75 miles, with B, C, and D options, and possibly A as well
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 9:00 a.m. 
Leaders: To be determined week by week.
 
Note: We have upgraded the fast B ride to an A ride.

July 2 - A pace ride, 54 miles, John Beschle and Monique Gipps
18+ mph average over hilly terrain.

Route: CSC 54
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22579333

July 2 - B pace ride, 40 miles, Steve Plays
16 mph over hilly stuff

Route: CSC 40
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22060124

July 2 - C pace ride, 20-30 miles, Kelly Dumas

July 2 - D pace ride 20 miles, Dawn Geoffroy
CSC 20, https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20061609
 
 These are joint rides with Worcester County Women’s Cycling, but they’re not only for women.
 Leaders will be listed in the Events on our Facebook page and here whenever possible.

  Even if no leader is listed, these rides are a go, as we have painted arrows on the ground
  for the routes of 12, 20, 24 and 40 miles. Just follow the markings, at your own pace.

All routes are shown here with “CSC” in the title:

https://ridewithgps.com/groups/Seven-Hills-Wheelmen-7HW

A few examples – asterisk indicates arrows were painted 6/15/17:

 *12 miles – around Lake Singletary – typically led at D pace (10-13 mph) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12535905

 *20 miles – Lake Singletary and Lake Manchaug (Sutton) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20061609

  *24 miles – Lake Singletary, Lake Manchaug and Whitin Reservoir (Douglas)
   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20054159

  28 miles - Purgatory Chasm
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21264327

  34 miles – back roads of Uxbridge
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14750543

  38 miles – Whitehall Reservoir (Hopkinton) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10909863

 *40 miles – Buck Hill, R.I.
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22060124 (Steve Plays plans to lead this one July 16 at C pace.)

  52 miles - into Rhode Island and Connecticut

  53 miles – espresso stop at Victoria Station Cafe in Putnam, Conn.
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14718865

  59 mile – Dresser Hill (Charlton) and Connecticut
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16531762

  75 miles – to the summit of Mount Wachusett 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12546379 





Mon, Jul 3 - Monday night rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 
Every Monday

 
Activity: Road ride, approx. 15 miles
Location: Barney's Bicycle, 582 Park Ave., Worcester, Mass.

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Leader: Peter Howard, 508-799-2453, barneysbicycle@rcn.com 

 Road ride around Holden Reservoir. We'll regroup a couple of times,
 and we can split into groups for different paces.



 





Wed, Jul 5 - Wednesday Night Paxton Road Ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 

Wednesday night Paxton road ride

Activity: Road ride, 18 miles
Time:  6:00 p.m.
Location: Paxton Center School, 19 West St. (Route 31), Paxton
Leader: Donna Severson, donnac.severson@gmail.com, 508-847-5255

Leader averages 13-15 mph. No one gets left behind.





Wed, Jul 5 - Wednesday night Show n Go road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 
Every Wednesday

 
Activity: Show 'n' Go road ride
Location: Old Stone Church, Route 12 & Beaman St., West Boylston 

Time: 6:00 p.m.

 Show 'n' Go means no leader. Just show up, and go wherever the road
 takes you. 

http://www.sevenhillswheelmen.org/index.php?a=wednesdayworkouts
 





Thu, Jul 6 - Thursday evening hill ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 5:00pm
 
Every Thursday
 
Activity: Road ride, 30-35 miles
Location: Westminster VFW, 3 Eaton St., Westminster - just off Main Street (Route 2A) behind Cumberland Farms 

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Leader: Jay Fishman, mudset1@gmail.com, 508-294-3436

 We will ride to the summit of Mount Wachusett, and as the season goes on
 we'll add more hills. We wait for all at hilltops, and there are plenty
 
of places to bail out. 

 


 

 





Sun, Jul 9 - Sunday morning road rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

Every Sunday (except July 23, because of George Street Bike Challenge)

Activity: Road rides, 20-75 miles, with B, C, and D options, and possibly A as well
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 9:00 a.m. 
Leaders: To be determined week by week.
 
July 9 - A ride: John Beschle, 18+ mph, 53 miles
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14718865

July 9 - B ride: Steve Plays, approx. 16 mph, 42 miles into RI.
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12272174

July 9 - C ride: Mike Hauck, 14 mph, usually 40+ miles
Route: undetermined

July 9 - C ride: Dawn G. + Kelly D., approx. 14 mph 
Route: undetermined.

July 9 - D ride: Gayle Stockhaus 12-13 mph, 
Route: Usually 20 miles around Singletary and Manchaug lakes.

Email Steve at splays2003@gmail.com with any questions.
 
 These are joint rides with Worcester County Women’s Cycling, but they’re not only for women.
 Leaders will be listed in the Events on our Facebook page and here whenever possible.

  Even if no leader is listed, these rides are a go, as we have painted arrows on the ground
  for the routes of 12, 20, 24 and 40 miles. Just follow the markings, at your own pace.

All routes are shown here with “CSC” in the title:

https://ridewithgps.com/groups/Seven-Hills-Wheelmen-7HW

A few examples – asterisk indicates arrows were painted 6/15/17:

 *12 miles – around Lake Singletary – typically led at D pace (10-13 mph) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12535905

 *20 miles – Lake Singletary and Lake Manchaug (Sutton) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20061609

  *24 miles – Lake Singletary, Lake Manchaug and Whitin Reservoir (Douglas)
   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20054159

  28 miles - Purgatory Chasm
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21264327

  34 miles – back roads of Uxbridge
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14750543

  38 miles – Whitehall Reservoir (Hopkinton) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10909863

 *40 miles – Buck Hill, R.I.
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22060124 (Steve Plays plans to lead this one July 16 at C pace.)

  52 miles - into Rhode Island and Connecticut

  53 miles – espresso stop at Victoria Station Cafe in Putnam, Conn.
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14718865

  59 mile – Dresser Hill (Charlton) and Connecticut
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16531762

  75 miles – to the summit of Mount Wachusett 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12546379 





Mon, Jul 10 - Monday night rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 
Every Monday

 
Activity: Road ride, approx. 15 miles
Location: Barney's Bicycle, 582 Park Ave., Worcester, Mass.

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Leader: Peter Howard, 508-799-2453, barneysbicycle@rcn.com 

 Road ride around Holden Reservoir. We'll regroup a couple of times,
 and we can split into groups for different paces.



 





Wed, Jul 12 - Wednesday Night Paxton Road Ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 

Wednesday night Paxton road ride

Activity: Road ride, 18 miles
Time:  6:00 p.m.
Location: Paxton Center School, 19 West St. (Route 31), Paxton
Leader: Donna Severson, donnac.severson@gmail.com, 508-847-5255

Leader averages 13-15 mph. No one gets left behind.





Wed, Jul 12 - Wednesday night Show n Go road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 
Every Wednesday

 
Activity: Show 'n' Go road ride
Location: Old Stone Church, Route 12 & Beaman St., West Boylston 

Time: 6:00 p.m.

 Show 'n' Go means no leader. Just show up, and go wherever the road
 takes you. 

http://www.sevenhillswheelmen.org/index.php?a=wednesdayworkouts
 





Thu, Jul 13 - Thursday evening hill ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 5:00pm
 
Every Thursday
 
Activity: Road ride, 30-35 miles
Location: Westminster VFW, 3 Eaton St., Westminster - just off Main Street (Route 2A) behind Cumberland Farms 

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Leader: Jay Fishman, mudset1@gmail.com, 508-294-3436

 We will ride to the summit of Mount Wachusett, and as the season goes on
 we'll add more hills. We wait for all at hilltops, and there are plenty
 
of places to bail out. 

 


 

 





Sun, Jul 16 - Sunday morning road rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

Every Sunday (except July 23, because of George Street Bike Challenge)

Activity: Road rides, 20-75 miles, with B, C, and D options, and possibly A as well
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 9:00 a.m. 
Leaders: To be determined week by week.
 
 
 These are joint rides with Worcester County Women’s Cycling, but they’re not only for women.
 Leaders will be listed in the Events on our Facebook page and here whenever possible.

  Even if no leader is listed, these rides are a go, as we have painted arrows on the ground
  for the routes of 12, 20, 24 and 40 miles. Just follow the markings, at your own pace.

All routes are shown here with “CSC” in the title:

https://ridewithgps.com/groups/Seven-Hills-Wheelmen-7HW

A few examples – asterisk indicates arrows were painted 6/15/17:

 *12 miles – around Lake Singletary – typically led at D pace (10-13 mph) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12535905

 *20 miles – Lake Singletary and Lake Manchaug (Sutton) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20061609

  *24 miles – Lake Singletary, Lake Manchaug and Whitin Reservoir (Douglas)
   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20054159

  28 miles - Purgatory Chasm
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21264327

  34 miles – back roads of Uxbridge
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14750543

  38 miles – Whitehall Reservoir (Hopkinton) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10909863

 *40 miles – Buck Hill, R.I.
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22060124 (Steve Plays plans to lead this one July 16 at C pace.)

  52 miles - into Rhode Island and Connecticut

  53 miles – espresso stop at Victoria Station Cafe in Putnam, Conn.
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14718865

  59 mile – Dresser Hill (Charlton) and Connecticut
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16531762

  75 miles – to the summit of Mount Wachusett 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12546379 





Mon, Jul 17 - Monday night rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 
Every Monday

 
Activity: Road ride, approx. 15 miles
Location: Barney's Bicycle, 582 Park Ave., Worcester, Mass.

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Leader: Peter Howard, 508-799-2453, barneysbicycle@rcn.com 

 Road ride around Holden Reservoir. We'll regroup a couple of times,
 and we can split into groups for different paces.



 





Wed, Jul 19 - Wednesday Night Paxton Road Ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 

Wednesday night Paxton road ride

Activity: Road ride, 18 miles
Time:  6:00 p.m.
Location: Paxton Center School, 19 West St. (Route 31), Paxton
Leader: Donna Severson, donnac.severson@gmail.com, 508-847-5255

Leader averages 13-15 mph. No one gets left behind.





Wed, Jul 19 - Wednesday night Show n Go road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 
Every Wednesday

 
Activity: Show 'n' Go road ride
Location: Old Stone Church, Route 12 & Beaman St., West Boylston 

Time: 6:00 p.m.

 Show 'n' Go means no leader. Just show up, and go wherever the road
 takes you. 

http://www.sevenhillswheelmen.org/index.php?a=wednesdayworkouts
 





Thu, Jul 20 - Thursday evening hill ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 5:00pm
 
Every Thursday
 
Activity: Road ride, 30-35 miles
Location: Westminster VFW, 3 Eaton St., Westminster - just off Main Street (Route 2A) behind Cumberland Farms 

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Leader: Jay Fishman, mudset1@gmail.com, 508-294-3436

 We will ride to the summit of Mount Wachusett, and as the season goes on
 we'll add more hills. We wait for all at hilltops, and there are plenty
 
of places to bail out. 

 


 

 





Sun, Jul 23 - George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:00am
 
Sunday, July 23, 2017
 
Activity: George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor 
Time:  10:00 a.m.
Location:  George and Main streets, Worcester
Contact: Peter Howard, barneysbicycle@rcn.com, 508-799-2453 (BIKE), or Lynne Tolman, info@majortaylorassociation.org
 
 See how fast you can pedal up George Street, a two-block quadbuster
  that was a training ground for 1899 world cycling champion Major Taylor.
  It's one rider at a time against the clock in this uphill time trial presented by
  Barney's Bicycle and the Seven Hills Wheelmen. The distance is 500 feet and
  the average grade is 18 percent (but it's closer to 24 percent at one point).
 
Entry fee is $20. Proceeds benefit the Major Taylor Association.
  All the details on the race, the raffle, the registration -- and a short video:
   George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor.
 




Mon, Jul 24 - Monday night rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 
Every Monday

 
Activity: Road ride, approx. 15 miles
Location: Barney's Bicycle, 582 Park Ave., Worcester, Mass.

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Leader: Peter Howard, 508-799-2453, barneysbicycle@rcn.com 

 Road ride around Holden Reservoir. We'll regroup a couple of times,
 and we can split into groups for different paces.



 





Wed, Jul 26 - Wednesday Night Paxton Road Ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 

Wednesday night Paxton road ride

Activity: Road ride, 18 miles
Time:  6:00 p.m.
Location: Paxton Center School, 19 West St. (Route 31), Paxton
Leader: Donna Severson, donnac.severson@gmail.com, 508-847-5255

Leader averages 13-15 mph. No one gets left behind.





Wed, Jul 26 - Wednesday night Show n Go road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 
Every Wednesday

 
Activity: Show 'n' Go road ride
Location: Old Stone Church, Route 12 & Beaman St., West Boylston 

Time: 6:00 p.m.

 Show 'n' Go means no leader. Just show up, and go wherever the road
 takes you. 

http://www.sevenhillswheelmen.org/index.php?a=wednesdayworkouts
 





Thu, Jul 27 - Thursday evening hill ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 5:00pm
 
Every Thursday
 
Activity: Road ride, 30-35 miles
Location: Westminster VFW, 3 Eaton St., Westminster - just off Main Street (Route 2A) behind Cumberland Farms 

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Leader: Jay Fishman, mudset1@gmail.com, 508-294-3436

 We will ride to the summit of Mount Wachusett, and as the season goes on
 we'll add more hills. We wait for all at hilltops, and there are plenty
 
of places to bail out. 

 


 

 





Sun, Jul 30 - Sunday morning road rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

Every Sunday (except July 23, because of George Street Bike Challenge)

Activity: Road rides, 20-75 miles, with B, C, and D options, and possibly A as well
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 9:00 a.m. 
Leaders: To be determined week by week.

July 30
 D ride is with Gayle Stockhaus, 774-437-2544, gstockhaus@gmail.com. The usual is 20 miles: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20061609  
 C ride is with Mike Hauck. 43 miles: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22919395
 B ride is with Rich Messier. 40 miles: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22919395 
 And the A ride is with Steve Plays, splays2003@gmail.com. 58 miles: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23475951
 
 
 These are joint rides with Worcester County Women’s Cycling, but they’re not only for women.
 Leaders will be listed in the Events on our Facebook page and here whenever possible.

  Even if no leader is listed, these rides are a go, as we have painted arrows on the ground
  for the routes of 12, 20, 24 and 40 miles. Just follow the markings, at your own pace.

All routes are shown here with “CSC” in the title:

https://ridewithgps.com/groups/Seven-Hills-Wheelmen-7HW

A few examples – asterisk indicates arrows were painted 6/15/17:

 *12 miles – around Lake Singletary – typically led at D pace (10-13 mph) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12535905

 *20 miles – Lake Singletary and Lake Manchaug (Sutton) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20061609

  *24 miles – Lake Singletary, Lake Manchaug and Whitin Reservoir (Douglas)
   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20054159

  28 miles - Purgatory Chasm
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21264327

  34 miles – back roads of Uxbridge
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14750543

  38 miles – Whitehall Reservoir (Hopkinton) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10909863

 *40 miles – Buck Hill, R.I.
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22060124 (Steve Plays plans to lead this one July 16 at C pace.)

  52 miles - into Rhode Island and Connecticut

  53 miles – espresso stop at Victoria Station Cafe in Putnam, Conn.
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14718865

  59 mile – Dresser Hill (Charlton) and Connecticut
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16531762

  75 miles – to the summit of Mount Wachusett 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12546379 




 

Mountain biking, year-round

An informal group of Seven Hills members goes mountain biking. We don't plan far ahead, and we keep people posted by e-mail. To get in the loop, contact Rich Sanborn at chainringrat@charter.net


Selected Saturdays or Sundays

EASY C RIDER

Activity: Road rides, mostly 15-35 miles, C
Location & Time: See www.easycrider.com  
Leader: Dick Goodman, leader@easycrider.com

These are easy-paced Saturday or Sunday rides led by club member Dick Goodman. Time and location varies. Rarely over 35 miles, and Dick doesn't go looking for hills. Check www.easycrider.com each week for the lowdown. Usually the weekend plan is online by Thursday night. Dick discourages phone calls but can be reached at leader@easycrider.com and requests RSVP by 10 p.m. Friday, via e-mail or Facebook group, so he knows who's coming.

 


Last-minute activities

 

 

If you want company when you bike, e-mail your plan (time, date, place, activity) to LTolman@LTolman.org and Lynne will forward it to everyone in the club. It’s best to contact Lynne by noontime Thursday for weekend activities.

 


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