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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, July 10, is the deadline for the August 2016 newsletter. If you can lead a bike ride, hike or any other activity in May, submit the details by midnight July 10 to LTolman@LTolman.org.



Calendar
Sun, Jul 3 - Earlybird road ride, 47 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00am

 

 

Sunday, July 3

Activity: Road ride, 47 miles, B
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 6:00 a.m.
Leader: Monique Trammell Gipps, worcestercountywomenscycling@gmail.com 

 Steep climbs, scenic roads, little bit of gravel via Oxford, Charlton,
 Southbridge, Woodstock, Conn., Webster, Sutton, Millbury.
 B pace, 16-18 mph average on hilly terrain
 Route: CSC47VIAB-WSTK-WB
 
Led in conjunction with Worcester County Women's Cycling but not only for women.
 

 

 

 





Sun, Jul 3 - Road rides, 12-53 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 8:00am

 

 

Sundays, July 3, 17, 31

Activity: Road rides, 12-42 miles
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 8:00 a.m. - note earlier start time in July
Leaders: from Seven Hills Wheelmen and Worcester County Women's Cycling 

 Two options for Sundays in July (but no Cake Shop Cafe rides July 10 or 24):
 a moderate ride (C) of 26-28 miles at an average pace of 13-15 mph,
 and a longer ride (B) of approximately 40-50 miles at an average pace of 16-18 mph.
 
July 3 and 31 -- "B" group will roll at 8:00 a.m.
53 miles round trip with a stop at Victoria Station Cafe in Putnam, Conn.
Expected pace: 16-18 mph
Leader is Steve Plays, splays2003@gmail.com
 
July 3, 17 and 31 -- "C" group will roll at 8:00 a.m.
34 miles
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14750543
Leader is Joyce.
 
 




Mon, Jul 4 - 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 

Ride around Holden Reservoir. Riders of all skill levels, on any type of bikes, are welcome.
Most riders will be on road bikes or hybrids.



 





Tue, Jul 5 - Tuesday night ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 
Every Tuesday

 
Activity: Road ride, 27 miles, B
Location: Lalajava Coffeehouse, 290 West Main St. (Route 20), Northboro

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Leader: Anne-Marie RajGuru, amwrajguru@gmail.com

 The route may vary from week to week, but the leader suggests this 27-mile loop,
 going around Wachusett Reservoir clockwise.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13551396

 The leader expects to average 16-17 mph. Riders at other paces are welcome
 but will be on their own.


 





Wed, Jul 6 - 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
 





Sun, Jul 10 - Earlybird road ride, 53 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00am

 

 

Sunday, July 10

Activity: Road ride, 53 miles, B
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 6:00 a.m.
Leader: Monique Trammell Gipps, worcestercountywomenscycling@gmail.com 

 A scenic ride through Sutton, Douglas, Thompson and Putnam, Conn.,
 returning via Dudley and Charlton.
 B pace, 16-18 mph average on hilly terrain
 Route: PMCapalozza50
 
Led in conjunction with Worcester County Women's Cycling but not only for women.




Sun, Jul 10 - Road ride, 24 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am
 
Sundays, July 10, 17, 31 
 
Activity: Road ride, 24 miles
Location: Dudley District Court, Route 197 & Lyons Rd., Dudley
Time: 9:00 a.m., weather permitting
Leader: Mike Bordogna, bordogna.michael@gmail.com, 508-842-6940
 
 A nice ride into Woodstock, Conn., at an easy to moderate pace.
 Bring water. There's a Dunkin' Donuts next to the start.
 Note 9:00 a.m. start time in July.

 

Cue sheet:
http://www.sevenhillswheelmen.org/cuesheet/2008-04-27_dudley-woodstock-revised.pdf

 

Map (but leader may have variations on some days):
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12257372

 
 

 

 

 

 
 




Sun, Jul 10 - Road rides, 12-42 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 8:00am

 

 

Sundays, July 3, 17, 31 - JULY 10 RIDES CANCELED

Activity: Road rides, 12-42 miles
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 8:00 a.m. - note earlier start time in July
Leaders: from Seven Hills Wheelmen and Worcester County Women's Cycling 

 Three options most Sundays that we list these rides:
 a shorter, more casual option (D) of 12-15 miles at an average pace of 10-13 mph,
 a moderate ride (C) of 26-28 miles at an average pace of 13-15 mph,
 and a longer ride (B) of approximately 40-50 miles at an average pace of 16-18 mph.
 
No rides on July 10. 
 
Maps for Cake Shop Cafe rides are at https://ridewithgps.com/groups/Seven-Hills-Wheelmen-7HW
with CSC and the distance in the title of each route. Options include:


12 miles, D
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12535905

14 miles, D
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12485677

26 miles, C
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12494679

28 miles, C
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12523269
 
34 miles




Mon, Jul 11 - 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 

Ride around Holden Reservoir. Riders of all skill levels, on any type of bikes, are welcome.
Most riders will be on road bikes or hybrids.



 





Tue, Jul 12 - Tuesday night ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 
Every Tuesday

 
Activity: Road ride, 27 miles, B
Location: Lalajava Coffeehouse, 290 West Main St. (Route 20), Northboro

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Leader: Anne-Marie RajGuru, amwrajguru@gmail.com

 The route may vary from week to week, but the leader suggests this 27-mile loop,
 going around Wachusett Reservoir clockwise.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13551396

 The leader expects to average 16-17 mph. Riders at other paces are welcome
 but will be on their own.


 





Wed, Jul 13 - Wednesday morning rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:00am

 
Every Wednesday (except July 6, July 20, Aug. 1)

 
Activity: Road ride, 15-30 miles, C
Location: Listening Wellness Center, 35 South St., Barre

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Leader: Debbie Ennis, Debbie@DebbieEnnis.com, 856-371-6093 

Ride distance is 15 to 30 miles, whatever the group is up for.
 Average pace 14 mph.  RSVP to leader is required.

 





Wed, Jul 13 - 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
 





Sun, Jul 17 - CANCELED: Earlybird road ride, 53 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00am

 

 

Sunday, July 17

CANCELED Activity: Road ride, 53 miles, B - CANCELED
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 6:00 a.m. CANCELED
Leader: Monique Trammell Gipps, worcestercountywomenscycling@gmail.com 

  CANCELED 53 miles on quiet, scenic back roads. Less than two miles on numbered routes.
  We'll ride through Oxford, Charlton, Dudley, and Putnam and Thompson, Conn., then
  Douglas and Sutton.
  B pace, 16-18 mph average on hilly terrain
  Route: PMCapalozza Reverse
CANCELED
 
CANCELED
Led in conjunction with Worcester County Women's Cycling but not only for women.




Sun, Jul 17 - Road ride, 24 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am
 
Sundays, July 10, 17, 31 
 
Activity: Road ride, 24 miles
Location: Dudley District Court, Route 197 & Lyons Rd., Dudley
Time: 9:00 a.m., weather permitting
Leader: Mike Bordogna, bordogna.michael@gmail.com, 508-842-6940
 
 A nice ride into Woodstock, Conn., at an easy to moderate pace.
 Bring water. There's a Dunkin' Donuts next to the start.
 Note 9:00 a.m. start time in July.

 

Cue sheet:
http://www.sevenhillswheelmen.org/cuesheet/2008-04-27_dudley-woodstock-revised.pdf

 

Map (but leader may have variations on some days):
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12257372

 
 

 

 

 

 
 




Sun, Jul 17 - Road ride, 40 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 8:00am

 

 

Sunday, July 17

Activity: Road ride, 40 miles
Location: Long Pond boat ramp, Routes 122 & 122A, Rutland
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Leader: Bill Dobson, lazyjacks1@gmail.com, 508-885-2004

 We'll ride to Rose 32 Bakery and Cafe in Hardwick by way of
 West Brookfield, then return via South Barre. Avg. pace 14.5 mph.
 Start is at 8 a.m. sharp, and RSVP to leader is requested.
 
 




Sun, Jul 17 - Road rides, 12-53 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 8:00am

 

 

Sundays, July 3, 17, 31

Activity: Road rides, 12-42 miles
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 8:00 a.m. - note earlier start time in July
Leaders: from Seven Hills Wheelmen and Worcester County Women's Cycling 

 Two options for Sundays in July (but no Cake Shop Cafe rides July 10 or 24):
 a moderate ride (C) of 26-28 miles at an average pace of 13-15 mph,
 and a longer ride (B) of approximately 40-50 miles at an average pace of 16-18 mph.
 
July 17 -- "B" group will roll at 8:00 a.m.
51 miles round trip with a stop at a golf course in Thompson, Conn.,
that has a soda machine.
Expected pace: 16-18 mph
Leader is Steve Plays, splays2003@gmail.com
 
July 3, 17 and 31 -- "C" group will roll at 8:00 a.m.
34 miles
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14750543
Leader is Joyce.
 
 




Mon, Jul 18 - 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 

Ride around Holden Reservoir. Riders of all skill levels, on any type of bikes, are welcome.
Most riders will be on road bikes or hybrids.



 





Tue, Jul 19 - Tuesday night ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 
Every Tuesday

 
Activity: Road ride, 27 miles, B
Location: Lalajava Coffeehouse, 290 West Main St. (Route 20), Northboro

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Leader: Anne-Marie RajGuru, amwrajguru@gmail.com

 The route may vary from week to week, but the leader suggests this 27-mile loop,
 going around Wachusett Reservoir clockwise.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13551396

 The leader expects to average 16-17 mph. Riders at other paces are welcome
 but will be on their own.


 





Wed, Jul 20 - 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
 





Sat, Jul 23 - Road ride, 40 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 8:00am

 

 

Saturday, July 23

Activity: Road ride, 40 miles
Location: Long Naquag Elementary School, 285 Main St (Route 122A), Rutland
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Leader: Bill Dobson, binaryengineering@charter.net, 508-885-2004

 This ride goes around Mount Wachusett but not up to the summit.
 The loop from Rutland goes into Hubbardston, Westminster and Princeton.
  Avg. pace 14 mph. Rollout is at 8 a.m. sharp, and RSVP to leader is requested.
 
 




Sun, Jul 24 - George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:00am
 
Sunday, July 24, 2016
 
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.
 




Sun, Jul 24 - Road ride, 15 miles - after George Street Bike Challenge
Category : Road Rides      From : 2:00pm

 
Sunday, July 24 -- after the George Street Bike Challenge

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

Time: 2:00 p.m.

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

 After the George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor, ride around
 Holden Reservoir, 
same as our usual Monday night loop.

 Then, from 5 to 8 p.m., come to the George Street after-party at 3cross Brewing Co.
 and try the new brew, Whirlwind Wit, a witbier named in honor of Major Taylor.





Mon, Jul 25 - 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 

Ride around Holden Reservoir. Riders of all skill levels, on any type of bikes, are welcome.
Most riders will be on road bikes or hybrids.



 





Tue, Jul 26 - Ladies ride, 12 or 33 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 
Tuesday, July 16

 
Activity: Road ride, 12 or 33 miles
Location: Tavern in the Square, 318 Main St. (Route 20), Northboro

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Leader: Anne-Marie RajGuru, amwrajguru@gmail.com

 The usual Tuesday night ride has been changed, by request, for July 26.
 This time it will be a Ladies Bike & Beer Night, for women from
 Worcester County Women's Cycling and Seven Hills Wheelmen. Options are
 12 miles (no drop) and 33 miles (B pace), both followed by refreshments at 8 p.m.





Wed, Jul 27 - Wednesday morning rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:00am

 
Every Wednesday (except July 6, July 20, Aug. 1)

 
Activity: Road ride, 15-30 miles, C
Location: Listening Wellness Center, 35 South St., Barre

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Leader: Debbie Ennis, Debbie@DebbieEnnis.com, 856-371-6093 

Ride distance is 15 to 30 miles, whatever the group is up for.
 Average pace 14 mph.  RSVP to leader is required.

 





Wed, Jul 27 - 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
 





Sat, Jul 30 - Road rides, 12-53 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 8:00am

 

 

Saturday, July 30

Activity: Road ride, 34 miles, C
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Leaders: from Seven Hills Wheelmen and Worcester County Women's Cycling 
 
 This is one of our usual Sunday rides, switched to Saturday for this weekend only.
 The leader is Joyce. "C" means average pace of 13-15 mph. Rollout is at 8 a.m.
July 30 only: Joyce has changed her ride from Sunday to Saturday, this weekend only.
 
Other maps for rides from Cake Shop Cafe are at https://ridewithgps.com/groups/Seven-Hills-Wheelmen-7HW
with CSC and the distance in the title of each route. Options include:

12 miles, D
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12535905

14 miles, D
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12485677

26 miles, C
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12494679

28 miles, C
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12523269
 




Sun, Jul 31 - Road ride, 24 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am
 
Sundays, July 10, 17, 31 
 
Activity: Road ride, 24 miles
Location: Dudley District Court, Route 197 & Lyons Rd., Dudley
Time: 9:00 a.m., weather permitting
Leader: Mike Bordogna, bordogna.michael@gmail.com, 508-842-6940
 
 A nice ride into Woodstock, Conn., at an easy to moderate pace.
 Bring water. There's a Dunkin' Donuts next to the start.
 Note 9:00 a.m. start time in July.

 

Cue sheet:
http://www.sevenhillswheelmen.org/cuesheet/2008-04-27_dudley-woodstock-revised.pdf

 

Map (but leader may have variations on some days):
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12257372

 
 

 

 

 

 
 




Sun, Jul 31 - Road rides, 12-53 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 8:00am

 

 

Sundays, July 3, 17, 31

Activity: Road rides, 12-42 miles
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 8:00 a.m. - note earlier start time in July
Leaders: from Seven Hills Wheelmen and Worcester County Women's Cycling 

 Two options for Sundays in July (but no Cake Shop Cafe rides July 10 or 24):
 a moderate ride (C) of 26-28 miles at an average pace of 13-15 mph,
 and a longer ride (B) of approximately 40-50 miles at an average pace of 16-18 mph.
 
July 3 and 31 -- "B" group will roll at 8:00 a.m.
53 miles round trip with a stop at Victoria Station Cafe in Putnam, Conn.
Expected pace: 16-18 mph
Leader is Steve Plays, splays2003@gmail.com
 
July 3, 17 and 31 -- "C" group will roll at 8:00 a.m.
34 miles
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14750543
Leader is Joyce.
 
 



 

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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