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ACTIVITIES

As always, call the leader if the weather conditions are questionable, or if you have other questions.  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. 9, is the deadline for the October 2018 newsletter. If you can lead a bike ride, ski or snowshoe outing, hike, or any other activity in late March or April, submit the details by midnight Sept. 9 to splays2003@gmail.com or LTolman@LTolman.org.



Calendar
Mon, Oct 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. Lights are required
 this time of year.



 





Wed, Oct 3 - Wednesday evening road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 5:30pm
 
Most Wednesdays
 
Activity: Road ride, 25-30 miles
Location: Trek Stop,  49 N. Main St., Grafton
Time:  5:30 p.m. 

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

 

  We'll average 15-17 mph on these rides. Any questions, text or email
  the leader.





Thu, Oct 4 - Thursday evening hill ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 4:30pm
 
Every Thursday
 
Activity: Road ride, 25-35 miles
Location: Westminster VFW, 3 Eaton St., Westminster - just off Main Street (Route 2A) behind Cumberland Farms 
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Leader: Jay Fishman, mudset1@gmail.com, 508-294-3436 - RSVP by text or email is required

  These rides offer a great opportunity to become a very strong climber. 
  
We will warm up on back roads and then ride to the summit of Mount Wachusett.
  As the season goes on we'll add more hills.  Expect about 2,000 feet of climbing 
  early in the season, and as much as 4,000 to 5,000 later.
  We welcome riders of all levels. We will wait for people,  or ride back to them, 
  to keep the group together. There are plenty of escape routes.
  RSVP to leader, by text or email, is required.





Sat, Oct 6 - Road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

Saturday, Oct. 6


Activity: Road ride
Location: Long Pond boat ramp, Routes 122 & 122A, Rutland
Time: 9:00 a.m. 
Leader: To be determined
 
 We'll have road rides every Saturday morning from this location.
 Volunteer ride leaders will take turns each week. If no leader is listed,
 Show 'n' Go. 
 
 Oct. 6:  Gordon has a 30-miler in mind.
 
 If you can take a turn leading, contact Bill Dobson at lazyjacks1@gmail.com
 or Gordon Hart at gordonhhart@gmail.com . 
 
 
 




Sun, Oct 7 - Sunday morning road rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

 

Every Sunday 

 
Activity: Road rides, various categories and distances
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Park at 45/47 River St., Millbury,
Time:  9:00 a.m.
Leaders: To be determined week by week; will be listed here
​  and on Facebook whenever possible.
 
"A"-paced ride is typically led by Steve Plays, splays2003@gmail.com
 and/or Monique Trammell Gipps, avg. 18-19 mph
 
"B"-paced ride, 15-16 mph average, typically about 40 miles.
 If no leader, it'll be Show 'n' Go.
 
"C/D"-paced rides with Gayle Stockhaus, gstockhaus@gmail.com,
 or designee, typically 25-30 miles.
 
 
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.

 Numerous route options are shown here with “CSC” in the title:
 https://ridewithgps.com/groups/Seven-Hills-Wheelmen-7HW

 





Mon, Oct 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. Lights are required
 this time of year.



 





Wed, Oct 10 - Wednesday evening road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 5:30pm
 
Most Wednesdays
 
Activity: Road ride, 25-30 miles
Location: Trek Stop,  49 N. Main St., Grafton
Time:  5:30 p.m. 

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

 

  We'll average 15-17 mph on these rides. Any questions, text or email
  the leader.





Thu, Oct 11 - Thursday evening hill ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 4:30pm
 
Every Thursday
 
Activity: Road ride, 25-35 miles
Location: Westminster VFW, 3 Eaton St., Westminster - just off Main Street (Route 2A) behind Cumberland Farms 
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Leader: Jay Fishman, mudset1@gmail.com, 508-294-3436 - RSVP by text or email is required

  These rides offer a great opportunity to become a very strong climber. 
  
We will warm up on back roads and then ride to the summit of Mount Wachusett.
  As the season goes on we'll add more hills.  Expect about 2,000 feet of climbing 
  early in the season, and as much as 4,000 to 5,000 later.
  We welcome riders of all levels. We will wait for people,  or ride back to them, 
  to keep the group together. There are plenty of escape routes.
  RSVP to leader, by text or email, is required.





Sat, Oct 13 - Road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

Saturday, Oct. 13


Activity: Road ride
Location: Long Pond boat ramp, Routes 122 & 122A, Rutland
Time: 9:00 a.m. 
Leader: Gordon Hart, gordonhhart@gmail.com, 913-219-7394
 
 Oct. 13, WEATHER PERMITTING (and as of Friday afternoon it doesn't look good,
so double-check with leader if you're unsure):
The route is 61 miles, with about 3900 feet of climbing.
 Rest stops are in Petersham, Hardwick, and Gilbertville (Rose 32 Bread).
 There's a shortcut from Hardwick for riders who want to go 35 miles
 instead of 61 miles (the short ride can still go to Rose 32).
 GPS route: https://ridewithgps.com/rotues/28747105
 
We'll have road rides every Saturday morning from this location.
 Volunteer ride leaders will take turns each week. If no leader is listed,
 Show 'n' Go. 
 
 If you can take a turn leading, contact Bill Dobson at lazyjacks1@gmail.com
 or Gordon Hart at gordonhhart@gmail.com . 
 
 
 




Sun, Oct 14 - Sunday morning road rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

 

Every Sunday 

 
Activity: Road rides, various categories and distances
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Park at 45/47 River St., Millbury,
Time:  9:00 a.m.
Leaders: To be determined week by week; will be listed here
​  and on Facebook whenever possible.
 
"A"-paced ride is typically led by Steve Plays, splays2003@gmail.com
 and/or Monique Trammell Gipps, avg. 18-19 mph
Oct.14: Steve will led this 58-mile ride to Southbridge, then into Connecticut,
and back via Dudley and Sutton.
GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23475951
 
"B"-paced ride, 15-16 mph average, typically about 40 miles.
 If no leader, it'll be Show 'n' Go.
 
"C/D"-paced rides with Gayle Stockhaus, gstockhaus@gmail.com,
 or designee, typically 25-30 miles.
 
 
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.

 Numerous route options are shown here with “CSC” in the title:
 https://ridewithgps.com/groups/Seven-Hills-Wheelmen-7HW

 





Mon, Oct 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. Lights are required
 this time of year.



 





Wed, Oct 17 - Wednesday evening road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 5:30pm
 
Most Wednesdays
 
Activity: Road ride, 25-30 miles
Location: Trek Stop,  49 N. Main St., Grafton
Time:  5:30 p.m. 

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

 

  We'll average 15-17 mph on these rides. Any questions, text or email
  the leader.





Thu, Oct 18 - Thursday evening hill ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 4:30pm
 
Every Thursday
 
Activity: Road ride, 25-35 miles
Location: Westminster VFW, 3 Eaton St., Westminster - just off Main Street (Route 2A) behind Cumberland Farms 
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Leader: Jay Fishman, mudset1@gmail.com, 508-294-3436 - RSVP by text or email is required

  These rides offer a great opportunity to become a very strong climber. 
  
We will warm up on back roads and then ride to the summit of Mount Wachusett.
  As the season goes on we'll add more hills.  Expect about 2,000 feet of climbing 
  early in the season, and as much as 4,000 to 5,000 later.
  We welcome riders of all levels. We will wait for people,  or ride back to them, 
  to keep the group together. There are plenty of escape routes.
  RSVP to leader, by text or email, is required.





Sat, Oct 20 - Road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

Saturday, Oct. 20


Activity: Road ride
Location: Long Pond boat ramp, Routes 122 & 122A, Rutland
Time: 9:00 a.m. 
Leader: To be determined
 
 We'll have road rides every Saturday morning from this location.
 Volunteer ride leaders will take turns each week. If no leader is listed,
 Show 'n' Go. 
 
 If you can take a turn leading, contact Bill Dobson at lazyjacks1@gmail.com
 or Gordon Hart at gordonhhart@gmail.com . 
 
 
 




Sun, Oct 21 - Sunday morning road rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

 

Every Sunday 

 
Activity: Road rides, various categories and distances
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Park at 45/47 River St., Millbury,
Time:  9:00 a.m.
Leaders: To be determined week by week; will be listed here
​  and on Facebook whenever possible.
 
"A"-paced ride is typically led by Steve Plays, splays2003@gmail.com
 and/or Monique Trammell Gipps, avg. 18-19 mph
 
"B"-paced ride, 15-16 mph average, typically about 40 miles.
 If no leader, it'll be Show 'n' Go.
 
"C/D"-paced rides with Gayle Stockhaus, gstockhaus@gmail.com,
 or designee, typically 25-30 miles.
 
 
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.

 Numerous route options are shown here with “CSC” in the title:
 https://ridewithgps.com/groups/Seven-Hills-Wheelmen-7HW

 





Mon, Oct 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. Lights are required
 this time of year.



 





Wed, Oct 24 - Wednesday evening road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 5:30pm
 
Most Wednesdays
 
Activity: Road ride, 25-30 miles
Location: Trek Stop,  49 N. Main St., Grafton
Time:  5:30 p.m. 

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

 

  We'll average 15-17 mph on these rides. Any questions, text or email
  the leader.





Thu, Oct 25 - Thursday evening hill ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 4:30pm
 
Every Thursday
 
Activity: Road ride, 25-35 miles
Location: Westminster VFW, 3 Eaton St., Westminster - just off Main Street (Route 2A) behind Cumberland Farms 
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Leader: Jay Fishman, mudset1@gmail.com, 508-294-3436 - RSVP by text or email is required

  These rides offer a great opportunity to become a very strong climber. 
  
We will warm up on back roads and then ride to the summit of Mount Wachusett.
  As the season goes on we'll add more hills.  Expect about 2,000 feet of climbing 
  early in the season, and as much as 4,000 to 5,000 later.
  We welcome riders of all levels. We will wait for people,  or ride back to them, 
  to keep the group together. There are plenty of escape routes.
  RSVP to leader, by text or email, is required.





Sun, Oct 28 - Sunday morning road rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

 

Every Sunday 

 
Activity: Road rides, various categories and distances
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Park at 45/47 River St., Millbury,
Time:  9:00 a.m.
Leaders: To be determined week by week; will be listed here
​  and on Facebook whenever possible.
 
"A"-paced ride is typically led by Steve Plays, splays2003@gmail.com
 and/or Monique Trammell Gipps, avg. 18-19 mph
 
"B"-paced ride, 15-16 mph average, typically about 40 miles.
 If no leader, it'll be Show 'n' Go.
 
"C/D"-paced rides with Gayle Stockhaus, gstockhaus@gmail.com,
 or designee, typically 25-30 miles.
 
 
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.

 Numerous route options are shown here with “CSC” in the title:
 https://ridewithgps.com/groups/Seven-Hills-Wheelmen-7HW

 





Mon, Oct 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. Lights are required
 this time of year.



 





Wed, Oct 31 - Wednesday evening road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 5:30pm
 
Most Wednesdays
 
Activity: Road ride, 25-30 miles
Location: Trek Stop,  49 N. Main St., Grafton
Time:  5:30 p.m. 

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

 

  We'll average 15-17 mph on these rides. Any questions, text or email
  the leader.




 

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 Bill Dobson at binaryengineering@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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