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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, Aug. 12, is the deadline for the September 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 Aug. 12 to splays2003@gmail.com or LTolman@LTolman.org.



Calendar
Wed, Aug 1 - Wednesday evening road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm
 
Most Wednesdays
 
Activity: Road ride, 25-30 miles
Location: Trek Stop,  49 N. Main St., Grafton
Time:  6:00 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.
Note: No Wednesday ride from Trek Stop on Aug. 8.





Thu, Aug 2 - Thursday evening hill ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 4:30pm
 
Most Thursdays
 
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

  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 requested.

Note: No Thursday hill ride on Aug. 9.





Sat, Aug 4 - Road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

Saturday, Aug. 4


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 you can take a turn leading, contact Bill Dobston at lazyjacks1@gmail.com
 or Gordon Hart at gordonhhart@gmail.com .
 
 




Sun, Aug 5 - Sunday morning road rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 8:00am

 

 

Every Sunday 

 
Activity: Road rides, various categories and distances
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
NOTE:  Park at 45/47 River St., Millbury,
Time:  9:00 a.m. CHANGED TO 8:00 A.M. through August
Leaders: To be determined week by week; will be listed here
​  and on Facebook whenever possible.  
 

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.

Aug. 5 - "A" ride with Steve: 63 miles to Victoria Station Cafe in Putnam, Conn.,
 via Rhode Island

Leader expects to average about 18 mph
GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28240221

Aug. 5 - "B" ride, leader not yet determined.
43 miles into Thompson, Conn. 
GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28013024

Aug. 5 - "C/D" ride. Not sure yet what Gayle has in store for this week.

 

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

 





Mon, Aug 6 - 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.



 





Tue, Aug 7 - Tuesday Night Paxton Road Ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 

Tuesday 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

Everybody is welcome.





Sat, Aug 11 - Road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

Saturday, Aug. 11


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.
 
Aug. 11: Plan on 25-30 miles with Gordon, weather permitting.
 
 If you can take a turn leading, contact Bill Dobston at lazyjacks1@gmail.com
 or Gordon Hart at gordonhhart@gmail.com .
 
 




Sun, Aug 12 - Sunday morning road rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 8:00am

 

 

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. CHANGED TO 8:00 A.M. through August
Leaders: To be determined week by week; will be listed here
​  and on Facebook whenever possible.  
 

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, Aug 13 - 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.



 





Tue, Aug 14 - Tuesday Night Paxton Road Ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 

Tuesday 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

Everybody is welcome.





Wed, Aug 15 - Wednesday evening road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm
 
Most Wednesdays
 
Activity: Road ride, 25-30 miles
Location: Trek Stop,  49 N. Main St., Grafton
Time:  6:00 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, Aug 16 - Thursday evening hill ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 4:30pm
 
Most Thursdays
 
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

  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 requested.





Sat, Aug 18 - Road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

Saturday, Aug. 18


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
 
We'll have road rides every Saturday morning from this location.
Volunteer ride leaders will take turns each week.
 
Aug. 18: Ride 30-35 miles, with a stop at Rose 32 Bread in Gilbertville.
The route will avoid the Hardwick Fair.
 
 If you can take a turn leading, contact Bill Dobston at lazyjacks1@gmail.com
 or Gordon Hart at gordonhhart@gmail.com .
 
 




Sun, Aug 19 - Sunday morning road rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 8:00am

 

 

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. CHANGED TO 8:00 A.M. through August
Leaders: To be determined week by week; will be listed here
​  and on Facebook whenever possible.  
 

Aug. 19: 
 "A" paced ride typically led by Steve Plays, and/or Monique Trammell Gipps, avg. 18-19 mph for 50+ miles on most weeks.
 This week we will take all 22 gears, and the hilly route out to Rose 32. And the flatter way home! 
 GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28295227

 "B" paced ride, 15-16 mph, typically about 40 miles.
 Currently we do not have a leader....again.
 Contact splays2003@gmail.com if you can lead this ride.
 Here is a suggested route (44 miles)

 GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28013024

 

 "C/D" paced rides with Gayle Stockhaus, 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, Aug 20 - 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.



 





Tue, Aug 21 - Tuesday Night Paxton Road Ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 

Tuesday 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

Everybody is welcome.





Wed, Aug 22 - Wednesday evening road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm
 
Most Wednesdays
 
Activity: Road ride, 25-30 miles
Location: Trek Stop,  49 N. Main St., Grafton
Time:  6:00 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, Aug 23 - Thursday evening hill ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 4:30pm
 
Most Thursdays
 
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

  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 requested.





Sat, Aug 25 - Road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

Saturday, Aug. 25


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 you can take a turn leading, contact Bill Dobston at lazyjacks1@gmail.com
 or Gordon Hart at gordonhhart@gmail.com .
 
 




Sun, Aug 26 - Sunday morning road rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 8:00am

 

 

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. CHANGED TO 8:00 A.M. through August
Leaders: To be determined week by week; will be listed here
​  and on Facebook whenever possible.  
 

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, Aug 27 - 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.



 





Tue, Aug 28 - Tuesday Night Paxton Road Ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 

Tuesday 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

Everybody is welcome.





Wed, Aug 29 - Wednesday evening road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm
 
Most Wednesdays
 
Activity: Road ride, 25-30 miles
Location: Trek Stop,  49 N. Main St., Grafton
Time:  6:00 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, Aug 30 - Thursday evening hill ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 4:30pm
 
Most Thursdays
 
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

  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 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 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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