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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, Sept. 10, is the deadline for the October 2017 newsletter. If you can lead a bike ride, hike, or any other activity in late September or October, submit the details by midnight Sept. 10 to splays2003@gmail.com or LTolman@LTolman.org.



Calendar
Sun, Sep 3 - Sunday morning road rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

Every Sunday 

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. Contact 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.

** No "A" ride Sept. 3. "A" riders instead will join Southbridge Bicycles ride on Sept. 4,
9:00 a.m. rollout from Tantasqua Regional High School in Sturbridge. ** 

Sept. 3 - B ride with Rich Messier, weather permitting, approx. 40 miles; rich.messier@oracle.com,
774-944-1975.

Sept. 3 - D ride is back to usual starting place, Cake Shop Cafe, with Gayle Stockhaus,
 gstockhaus@gmail.com, 774-437-2544.

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, Sep 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 

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



 





Wed, Sep 6 - 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, Sep 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
 





Thu, Sep 7 - 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, Sep 10 - Sunday morning road rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

Every Sunday 

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. Contact 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, Sep 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 

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



 





Wed, Sep 13 - 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, Sep 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
 





Thu, Sep 14 - 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. 

 


 

 





Sat, Sep 16 - CANCELED: Road ride, 45-50 miles, C
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

 

Three Saturdays, Sept. 16, 23, 30
CANCELED unless someone can fill in for Gordon.
  Email LTolman@LTolman.org and splays2003@gmail.com by Sept. 12 if you can substitute as ride leader.
Activity: Road ride, 45 miles, C
Location: Long Pond boat ramp, Routes 122 & 122A, Rutland
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Leader: Gordon Hart, gordonhhart@gmail.com, 913-219-7394
 
 We'll average 13-15 mph with about 2,900 feet of climbing.
 The route may change from week to week.
RSVP to leader is requested.

CANCELED unless someone can fill in for Gordon.
​  Email LTolman@LTolman.org and splays2003@gmail.com by Sept. 12 if you can substitute as ride leader.
 
 
 




Sun, Sep 17 - Sunday morning road rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

Every Sunday 

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. Contact 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, Sep 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 

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



 





Wed, Sep 20 - 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, Sep 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
 





Thu, Sep 21 - 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. 

 


 

 





Sat, Sep 23 - CANCELED: Road ride, 45-50 miles, C
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

CANCELED unless someone can fill in for Gordon.
​  Email LTolman@LTolman.org and splays2003@gmail.com by Sept. 12 if you can substitute as ride leader.

 

Three Saturdays, Sept. 16, 23, 30

Activity: Road ride, 45 miles, C
Location: Long Pond boat ramp, Routes 122 & 122A, Rutland
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Leader: Gordon Hart, gordonhhart@gmail.com, 913-219-7394
 
 CANCELED unless someone can fill in for Gordon.
​  Email LTolman@LTolman.org and splays2003@gmail.com by Sept. 12 if you can substitute as ride leader.
 
We'll average 13-15 mph with about 2,900 feet of climbing.
 The route may change from week to week.
RSVP to leader is requested.
 
 
 




Sun, Sep 24 - Sunday morning road rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

Every Sunday 

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. Contact 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, Sep 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 

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



 





Wed, Sep 27 - 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, Sep 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
 





Thu, Sep 28 - 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. 

 


 

 





Sat, Sep 30 - CANCELED: Road ride, 45-50 miles, C
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

CANCELED unless someone can fill in for Gordon.
​  Email LTolman@LTolman.org and splays2003@gmail.com by Sept. 12 if you can substitute as ride leader.

 

 

Three Saturdays, Sept. 16, 23, 30

Activity: Road ride, 45 miles, C
Location: Long Pond boat ramp, Routes 122 & 122A, Rutland
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Leader: Gordon Hart, gordonhhart@gmail.com, 913-219-7394
 
 CANCELED unless someone can fill in for Gordon.
​  Email LTolman@LTolman.org and splays2003@gmail.com if you can substitute as ride leader.
 
We'll average 13-15 mph with about 2,900 feet of climbing.
 The route may change from week to week.
RSVP to leader is requested.
 
 
 



 

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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