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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, June 11, is the deadline for the July 2017 newsletter. If you can lead a bike ride, hike, or any other activity in June, submit the details by midnight June 11 to splays2003@gmail.com or LTolman@LTolman.org.



Calendar
Mon, May 1 - 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, May 3 - 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, May 4 - 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

 The season for these Thursday rides begins once the snow is off the auto road
 at Mount Wachusett, typically the third week in April.

 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. Great training for the King's Tour of the Quabbin!

 


 

 





Sun, May 7 - Road ride, 12, 25, or 53 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

Sunday, May 7

Activity: Road ride, 12, 25, or 53 miles
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 9:00 a.m. 
Leaders: Steve Plays, 508-341-4697, splays2003@gmail.com
                Kelly Dumas, kdumas2830@gmail.com
                Kathleen MacNeil
 
The long ride with Steve has a cafe stop in Putnam, Conn.
B pace, avg. 17 mph.
 
The C ride with Kathleen will be 20-25 miles, avg. 13.5 mph
 
The 12-miler with Kelly goes around Lake Singletary - no riders left behind.
D pace, avg. 12-13 mph.
GPS link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12535905
 
Also, Kathleen will lead a C ride. 




Sun, May 7 - Road ride, 39 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

 

Sunday, May 7 

Activity: Road ride, 39 miles, C
Location: Long Pond boat ramp, Routes 122 & 122A, Rutland
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Leader: Bill Dobson, binaryengineering@charter.net, 508-885-2004

 
We'll ride to Rose 32 Bread in Gilbertville, so bring brunch money.
 We'll go by way of West Brookfield and return by way of Old Furnace
 and South Barre. Expect an average pace of 14 mph,
 
 
 




Mon, May 8 - 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, May 10 - 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, May 11 - 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

 The season for these Thursday rides begins once the snow is off the auto road
 at Mount Wachusett, typically the third week in April.

 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. Great training for the King's Tour of the Quabbin!

 


 

 





Sat, May 13 - Rail trail ride, 8-10 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:00am

 

 

Saturday, May 13 

Activity: Rail trail ride, 8-10 miles
Location: Mass Centrail Rail Trail parking lot, Route 122, Rutland
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Leader: Bill Dobson, binaryengineering@charter.net, 508-885-2004

 
 This is a beginner-level ride on the unpaved Mass Central Rail Trail.
 Meet at the rail trail parking lot on Route 122 (Barre-Paxton Road) in Rutland,
 0.9 miles north of Route 122A. GPS coordinates 42.367510, -72.001524
 We'll ride east to Rutland and back, and then, if people want more,
 we'll go west to Route 122 and back. A mountain bike, hybrid, or cyclo-cross
 bike is best, although if conditions are dry a road bike is OK. No go if rain
 is imminent. RSVP to leader is required.
 
 




Sat, May 13 - Road ride, 50 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

Saturday, May 13

Activity:
Road ride, 50 miles, B
Location: Duffy Field, Newton Avenue, Worcester
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Leader: Frank Kenneway, bikeheep1@yahoo.com, 508-981-4802

 This 50-miler has proved to be a popular spring ride.
  From Worcester's West Side we'll venture into Holden, Rutland, Hubbardston,
  Princeton, Sterling, Lancaster and West Boylston. The leader expects to average
  approximately 17 mph with a few rolling re-groups and a brief stop in Princeton Center.
  Cue sheets will be provided, although the leader will strive to keep the group together.
  There are some great opportunities for us all to practice our paceline skills.
  Rollout is at 9:00 sharp.

 




Sun, May 14 - Road ride, 12 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

Sunday, May 14

Activity: Road ride, 12  miles
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 9:00 a.m. 
Leaders: Gayle Stockhaus, 774-437-2544, gstockhaus@gmail.com
 
The 12-mile ride goes around Lake Singletary - no riders left behind.
D pace, avg. 12-13 mph.
GPS link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12535905
 
 
 
 
 




Mon, May 15 - 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, May 17 - 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, May 17 - 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, May 18 - 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

 The season for these Thursday rides begins once the snow is off the auto road
 at Mount Wachusett, typically the third week in April.

 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. Great training for the King's Tour of the Quabbin!

 


 

 





Sat, May 20 - Road ride, 30 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:00am

 

 

Saturday, May 20

Activity: Road ride, 30 miles
Location: Mass Central Rail Trail parking lot, Thomas and May streets, West Boylston
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Leader: Gordon Hart, gordonhhart@gmail.com, 913-219-7394

  We'll ride to the summit of Mount Wachusett.
  The loop has about 2,200 feet of climbing.
 
 
 




Sun, May 21 - Road ride, 12, 34 or 53 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

Sunday, May 21


Activity: Road ride, 34 or 53 miles
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 9:00 a.m. 
Leaders: Gayle Stockhaus, 774-437-2544, gstockhaus@gmail.com
                Frank Kenneway, bikeheep1@yahoo.com, 508-981-4802
                John Beschle, johnbeschle@yahoo.com, 508-862-5058
               Steve Plays, splays2003@gmail.com, 508-341-4697
 
The 53-mile ride has a stop at Victoria Station Cafe in Putnam, Conn.
B pace, avg. 17 mph - Frank and John
 
The 34-mile ride features back roads of Uxbridge
C pace with Steve
GPS link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14750543
 
The 12-mile ride goes around Lake Singletary - no riders left behind.
D pace, avg. 12-13 mph - Gayle
GPS link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12535905 
(The 12-miler got rained out May 14 so it was rescheduled for May 21.
Same ride May 28, June 11 and June 25.)
 




Mon, May 22 - 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, May 24 - 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, May 24 - 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, May 25 - 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

 The season for these Thursday rides begins once the snow is off the auto road
 at Mount Wachusett, typically the third week in April.

 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. Great training for the King's Tour of the Quabbin!

 


 

 





Sun, May 28 - Road ride, 12 or 24 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

Sunday, May 28

Activity: Road ride, 12 or 24 miles
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 9:00 a.m. 
Leaders: Gayle Stockhaus, gstockhaus@gmail.com, 774-437-2544
                 Monique Trammell Gipps, moniquegipps@gmail.com (C ride)
                 Seana Cummins and Jessica Cleary (D ride)
               
Around Lake Singletary  - no riders left behind.
D pace, avg. 12-13 mph.
GPS link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12535905 

Around the lakes of Millbury, Sutton, and Douglas - with Monique
C pace
GPS link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/200554159
 
These are joint rides of Seven Hils Wheelmen and Worcester County Women's Cycling. Not just for women. 
 




Sun, May 28 - Road ride, 75 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 8:00am

 

Sunday, May 28

Activity: Road ride, 75 miles
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 8:00 a.m. 
Leaders: Frank Kenneway, bikeheep1@yahoo.com, 508-981-4802
                John Beschle, johnbeschle@yahoo.com, 508-862-5058
                
This ride goes to the summit of Mount Wachusett.
B pace, avg. 17 mph 
 
 




Mon, May 29 - 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, May 31 - 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, May 31 - 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
 




 

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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