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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. 8, is the deadline for the October 2019 newsletter. If you can lead a bike ride,  hike, or any other activity in September, submit the details by midnight Sept. 8 to splays2003@gmail.com or LTolman@LTolman.org.



Calendar
Sun, Sep 1 - Sunday morning road rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

 

Sunday, Sept. 1

 
Activity: Road rides
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Park at 45/47 River St., Millbury, diagonally across from Felter's Mill
Time:  8:00 or 9:00 a.m. - read carefully below
Leaders: To be determined week by week; will be listed here
​  and on Facebook whenever possible. Partnering with 
  Worcester County Women's Cycling.

Usually there are four options.
If no leader(s), Show 'n' Go.

Gayle gstockhaus@gmail.com says C & D rides are back to 9:00 a.m. start as of Sept. 1.
Steve splays2003@gmail.com says A & B rides may stick to 8:00 a.m. for a few more weeks.
Check back here for specifics for this date or contact Gayle or Steve.
 
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, Sep 2 - 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., weather permitting

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, Sep 3 - Tuesday Night Paxton Road Ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 

Sept. 3, 2019
Tuesday night Paxton road ride


Activity: Road ride, 17 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

We'll ride 17 miles around Paxton and Rutland.
Everybody is welcome; no one gets left behind.
***Sept. 3 is the last Tuesday night Paxton road ride led by Donna this year.***





Wed, Sep 4 - Wednesday evening road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 5:30pm
 
Wednesday evenings
 
Activity: Road ride, C+/B
Location: Trek Stop,  49 N. Main St., Grafton
Time:  5:30 p.m. 
Leader: Jay Fishman,  mudset1@gmail.com, 508-294-3436

 

Any questions, text or email the leader.





Thu, Sep 5 - 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

  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.
Start time can vary, so RSVP to leader, by text or email, is required.





Sat, Sep 7 - Road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

Saturday, Sept. 7


Activity: Road ride, C pace
Location: Thomas Street parking lot for Mass Central Rail Trail, West Boylston
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Leader: John Gau, gau_amc@charter.net, 508-853-6254, cell 508-335-1398

 30 miles with an optional stop at Sholan Farms
 famrstand in Leominster Average 14 mph. 
 
 If you can take a turn leading a Saturday ride,
contact Bill Dobson at lazyjacks1@gmail.com
 or Gordon Hart at gordonhhart@gmail.com . 
Typically we start at Long Pond boat ramp in Rutland,
but that can vary.
 
 
 




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

 

 

Sunday, Sept. 8

 
Activity: Road rides
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Park at 45/47 River St., Millbury, diagonally across from Felter's Mill
Time:  8:00 or 9:00 a.m. - read carefully below
Leaders: To be determined week by week; will be listed here
​  and on Facebook whenever possible. Partnering with 
  Worcester County Women's Cycling.

Usually there are four options.
If no leader(s), Show 'n' Go.

Gayle gstockhaus@gmail.com says C & D rides are back to 9:00 a.m. start as of Sept. 1.
Steve splays2003@gmail.com says A & B rides may stick to 8:00 a.m. for a few more weeks.
 
Sept. 8 - "A" ride will be Show 'n' Go unless a leader steps up.

Sept. 8 - "B" ride will also be Show 'n' Go. 
John B. was going to lead but now he plans to go on Christine's Journey,
a ride starting in Paxton. Organized by 7HW member Donna Severson,
it's a fundraiser for Shatterproof.

https://www.facebook.com/events/433513960736587/

Sept. 8 - We do not have a leader for C or D paced rides at this time. 
 
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, Sep 9 - 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., weather permitting

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 11 - Wednesday evening road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 5:30pm
 
Wednesday evenings
 
Activity: Road ride, C+/B
Location: Trek Stop,  49 N. Main St., Grafton
Time:  5:30 p.m. 
Leader: Jay Fishman,  mudset1@gmail.com, 508-294-3436

 

Any questions, text or email the leader.





Thu, Sep 12 - 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

  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.
Start time can vary, so RSVP to leader, by text or email, is required.





Sat, Sep 14 - Road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

Saturday, Sept. 14


Activity: Road ride
Location: Long Pond boat ramp, Routes 122 & 122A, Rutland
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Leader: John Gau, gau_amc@charter.net, 508-853-6254, cell 508-335-1398

 This Long Pond-Gardner-Westminster loop is 38 miles with about 2100 feet of vertical.
 Refreshment stop is at Cumberland Farms in Westminster.
 Many of the roads are ones we rode on Aug. 31, but we won't do
 the big climb up Mile Hill Road/Mountain Road,
 and we'll do more of smooth, wide-shouldered Route 68.


GPS https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31071792
 
 We try to have road rides every Saturday from this location.
  Volunteer ride leaders will take turns each week.
  If no leader is listed, it's Show 'n' Go. That means just show up,
 
and see where the road takes you. 
 
 If you can take a turn leading, contact Bill Dobson at lazyjacks1@gmail.com
 or Gordon Hart at gordonhhart@gmail.com . 
 
 
 




Sun, Sep 15 - Sunday morning road rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 8:00am

 

 

Sunday, Sept. 15

 
Activity: Road rides
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury

Park at 45/47 River St., Millbury, diagonally across from Felter's Mill
Time:  8:00 or 9:00 a.m. - read carefully below
Leaders: To be determined week by week; will be listed here
​  and on Facebook whenever possible. Partnering with 
  Worcester County Women's Cycling.

Usually there are four options.
If no leader(s), Show 'n' Go.
 

"A" pace, avg. 18 mph -- 65 miles -- 8:00 a.m. start
 Leader: Steve Plays, splays2003@gmail.com
 Newly created route to the Big Apple Farm Store in Wrentham
  ... yummm, homemade donuts!
 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30895856
 

"B" pace, avg. 16 mph -- 8:00 a.m. start
Leader: John Beschle (any questions, contact splays2003@gmail.com)
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28013024
44 miles around the Quaddick Reservoir in Connecticut. A favorite.

C & D rides -- **9:00 a.m. start**
 No leader for C or D that we know of. 
 Please contact splays2003@gmail.com or LTolman@LTolman.org
 if you can lead or plan to ride.
 
Suggested route for ambitious riders: 30 miles w/ hills
 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27495968

 
 
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, Sep 16 - 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., weather permitting

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 18 - Wednesday evening road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 5:30pm
 
Wednesday evenings
 
Activity: Road ride, C+/B
Location: Trek Stop,  49 N. Main St., Grafton
Time:  5:30 p.m. 
Leader: Jay Fishman,  mudset1@gmail.com, 508-294-3436

 

Any questions, text or email the leader.





Thu, Sep 19 - 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

  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.
Start time can vary, so RSVP to leader, by text or email, is required.




 

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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