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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, April 13, is the deadline for the May 2014 newsletter. If you can lead a bike ride, hike or any other activity in May, submit the details by midnight April 13 to LTolman@LTolman.org. Check the ride schedule for remaining open dates in April as well.



Calendar
Fri, Apr 4 - Friday Southbridge rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 5:30pm
Every Monday & Friday
Activity: Road ride, 18 miles
Location: Southbridge Bicycles, 100 Central St., Southbridge
Time: 5:30 p.m. (changing to 6:00 p.m. on April 7)
Leader: Jon Steppic, 508-764-3657 business, 774-230-7741 cell, qkvic@live.com

Easy to moderate pace, average 14-17 mph.
Distance will increase to 30-35 miles in starting April 7.




Mon, Apr 7 - 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 

Ride around Holden Reservoir. Riders of all skill levels, on any type of bikes, are welcome.

Most riders will be on road bikes or hybrids.





Mon, Apr 7 - Monday Southbridge rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

Every Monday & Friday

 
Activity: Road ride, 30-35 miles miles
Location: Southbridge Bicycles, 100 Central St., Southbridge
Time:  6:00 p.m. 
Leader: Jon Steppic, 508-764-3657 business, 774-230-7741 cell, qkvic@live.com

 

Easy to moderate pace, average 14-17 mph.





Fri, Apr 11 - Friday Southbridge rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

Every Monday & Friday

Activity: Road ride, 30-35 miles miles
Location: Southbridge Bicycles, 100 Central St., Southbridge
Time:  6:00 p.m. 
Leader: Jon Steppic, 508-764-3657 business, 774-230-7741 cell, qkvic@live.com

 

Easy to moderate pace, average 14-17 mph.





Sat, Apr 12 - Road ride, 40 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:00am
 
Saturday, April 12
 
Activity: Road ride, 40 miles, B 
Location: Haywagon Restaurant, 504 Hartford Ave. West, Uxbridge
Time: 10:00 a.m. 
Leader: Stephen Plays, 508-779-0305, splays2003@yahoo.com
 
Three states in one ride! We'll head to Pascoag, R.I., and return via Thompson,
Conn., and Douglas. Good roads throughout, with beautiful scenery.
 




Mon, Apr 14 - 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 

Ride around Holden Reservoir. Riders of all skill levels, on any type of bikes, are welcome.
Most riders will be on road bikes or hybrids.





Mon, Apr 14 - Monday Southbridge rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

Every Monday & Friday

 
Activity: Road ride, 30-35 miles miles
Location: Southbridge Bicycles, 100 Central St., Southbridge
Time:  6:00 p.m. 
Leader: Jon Steppic, 508-764-3657 business, 774-230-7741 cell, qkvic@live.com

 

Easy to moderate pace, average 14-17 mph.





Fri, Apr 18 - Friday Southbridge rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

Every Monday & Friday

Activity: Road ride, 30-35 miles miles
Location: Southbridge Bicycles, 100 Central St., Southbridge
Time:  6:00 p.m. 
Leader: Jon Steppic, 508-764-3657 business, 774-230-7741 cell, qkvic@live.com

 

Easy to moderate pace, average 14-17 mph.





Sat, Apr 19 - Road ride, approx. 50 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 1:00pm

 

 

Saturday, April 19

Activity: Road ride, approx. 50 miles, C
Location: Long Pond boat ramp, Routes 122 & 122A, Rutland
Time: 1:00 p.m., weather permitting 
Leader: Gordon Hart, gordonfallcreek@yahoo.com, 913-219-7394

The leader expects to average 14-16 mph.
Map:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/393856042
Cue sheet with map:
http://www.sevenhillswheelmen.org/cuesheet/2014-04-18_LongPondLoop.pdf
 
 




Mon, Apr 21 - 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 

Ride around Holden Reservoir. Riders of all skill levels, on any type of bikes, are welcome.
Most riders will be on road bikes or hybrids.





Mon, Apr 21 - Monday Southbridge rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

Every Monday & Friday

 
Activity: Road ride, 30-35 miles miles
Location: Southbridge Bicycles, 100 Central St., Southbridge
Time:  6:00 p.m. 
Leader: Jon Steppic, 508-764-3657 business, 774-230-7741 cell, qkvic@live.com

 

Easy to moderate pace, average 14-17 mph.





Mon, Apr 21 - Road ride, 28 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 7:30am
 
Monday, April 21 (Patriot's Day)
 
Activity: Show 'n' Go road ride, 28 miles with stops for breakfast
and Boston Marathon viewing
Location: Westboro Shopping Center, Route 9 & Lyman Street, Westboro
Time: 7:30 a.m. to bike to breakfast, 8:30 a.m. to bike straight to marathon viewing spot
 
Show 'n' Go means no leader. Print out your own cue sheet,
http://www.sevenhillswheelmen.org/cuesheet/2009-03-12_patriot2009.pdf
and just show up!
Start time is 7:30 sharp so we have plenty of time for breakfast at mile 8 on our route
at Sunnyside Cafe in Ashland; bring a lock, and it's helpful when it's time to split the check
if you have some singles, not just a $20 bill.
We leave Sunnyside Cafe by 9:20 a.m. to get to our prime marathon viewing spot on the Ashland-Framingham line
(approximately mile 4.2 for the runners) in time to see the wheelchair racers, who precede the runners.
(The race start times on the cue sheet are from 2009; same for 2014 except wheelchair racers start at 9:17,
wave 2 at 10:25, wave 3 at 11:00, wave 4 at 11:25.)

Security will be tight along the entire marathon route. We can expect security checkpoints where police
may want to look in any bags we are carrying.
http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/event-information/spectator-information.aspx

After most of the runners go by, we bike a big loop back to Westboro, with a stop at Hopkinton Common
as the starting line concessions are being dismantled, for a total of 28 bike miles for the day.
No heartbreaking hills.





Fri, Apr 25 - Friday Southbridge rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

Every Monday & Friday

Activity: Road ride, 30-35 miles miles
Location: Southbridge Bicycles, 100 Central St., Southbridge
Time:  6:00 p.m. 
Leader: Jon Steppic, 508-764-3657 business, 774-230-7741 cell, qkvic@live.com

 

Easy to moderate pace, average 14-17 mph.





Sat, Apr 26 - Road ride, 24 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:30am
 
 
Saturday, April 26

Activity:
Road ride, 24 miles
Location: Barre Common, Route 122, Barre
Time: 10:30 a.m. 
Leader:  Debbie Ennis, debbie@debbieennis.com, 856-371-6093 or 978-257-8073, ext. 1

This Barre-Petersham loop is a variation of the leader's "go to" ride when she
doesn't have all day to play. The route has a few hills, but no one will be left behind. 
 
 




Sat, Apr 26 - Road ride, 51 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 1:00pm
 
Saturday, April 26

Activity:
Road ride, 51 miles, C
Location: Long Pond boat ramp, Routes 122 & 122A, Rutland
Time: 1:00 p.m., weather permitting 
Leader: Gordon Hart, gordonfallcreek@yahoo.com, 913-219-7394

Similar to April 19 ride with same leader. Expected average pace 14-16 mph. 
Cue sheet with overview map:
 
 




Mon, Apr 28 - 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 

Ride around Holden Reservoir. Riders of all skill levels, on any type of bikes, are welcome.
Most riders will be on road bikes or hybrids.





Mon, Apr 28 - Monday Southbridge rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

Every Monday & Friday

 
Activity: Road ride, 30-35 miles miles
Location: Southbridge Bicycles, 100 Central St., Southbridge
Time:  6:00 p.m. 
Leader: Jon Steppic, 508-764-3657 business, 774-230-7741 cell, qkvic@live.com

 

Easy to moderate pace, average 14-17 mph.





Mountain biking, year-round

An informal group of Seven Hills members goes mountain biking year-round, usually one day per weekend and sometimes weekday evenings too. Night rides require headlights. Many winter rides are in Rutland State Park. Studded tires (either store-bought or homemade) are recommended for winter. 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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