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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, May 14, is the deadline for the June 2017 newsletter. If you can lead a bike ride, hike, or any other activity in June, submit the details by midnight May 14 to splays2003@gmail.com or LTolman@LTolman.org.



Calendar
Sun, Apr 2 - Road ride - CANCELED
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:00am

 

 

Sunday, April 2

Activity: Road ride, C - CANCELED
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 10:00 a.m. 
Leader: Dawn Lovejoy, dlovejoy1@worcester.edu
 
 CANCELED -- icy roads.
 
We're teaming up with Worcester County Women's Cycling
 for Sunday rides from Cake Shop Cafe in Millbury.
 April caveat: No go if it's raining, or snowing, or below 40 degrees.
 
 This week, we might do this 28-miler, which goes into Sutton and Douglas:  
 GPS link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12523269
 Note: Steve P. will lead a "B" pace version of this ride the same day,
 starting at 11:00 a.m. See separate listing for leader's contact info.
 
 




Sun, Apr 2 - Road ride, 21 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 1:00pm

 

 

Sunday, April 2 -- POSTPONED

Activity: Road ride, 21 miles, C
Location: Long Pond boat ramp, Routes 122 & 122A, Rutland
Time: 1:00 p.m., weather permitting 
Leader: Bill Dobson, binaryengineering@charter.net, 508-885-2004

 POSTPONED because of weather.
 We'll shoot for April 8 or 9 instead; 
 check back at www.sevenhillswheelmen.org/rides.htm

Expect an average pace of 14 to 14.5 mph,
 so this ride should take about 90 minutes.
 RSVP to leader is requested.
 
 




Sun, Apr 2 - Road ride, 28 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 11:00am

 

 

Sunday, April 2

Activity: Road ride, 28 miles, B
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 11:00 a.m. 
Leader: Steve Plays, 508-341-4697, splays2003@gmail.com 
 
This ride goes from Millbury into Sutton and Douglas.  
 
 




Mon, Apr 3 - 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.



 





Wed, Apr 5 - 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
 





Sun, Apr 9 - Road ride, 12 or 20 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:00am

 

 

Sunday, April 9

Activity: Road ride, 12 or 20 miles, D or C
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 10:00 a.m. 
Leaders: Joyce Landers, 508-450-9696, jlanders67@gmail.com 
              Kelly Dumas, 774-402-4303, kdumas2830@gmail.com
 
Sunday rides from Cake Shop Cafe are presented in conjunction
ith Worcester County Women's Cycling, but these rides are not for women only.
For April 9, the 20-mile ride (C) with Joyce goes from Millbury into Sutton and Douglas. 
Expect to average 12-15 mph. 
The 12-mile ride (D) with Kelly goes around Lake Singletary.
 
 
 




Sun, Apr 9 - Road ride, 21 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 12:30pm

 

 

Sunday, April 9 -- RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 2

Activity: Road ride, 21 miles, C
Location: Long Pond boat ramp, Routes 122 & 122A, Rutland
Time: 12:30 p.m., weather permitting -- Note time change from previous listing
Leader: Bill Dobson, binaryengineering@charter.net, 508-885-2004

 RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 2.

Expect an average pace of 14 to 14.5 mph,
 so this ride should take about 90 minutes.
 RSVP to leader is requested.
 
 




Mon, Apr 10 - 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.



 





Wed, Apr 12 - 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
 





Sun, Apr 16 - Road ride, 13, 20 or 38 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:00am

 

 

Sunday, April 16

Activity: Road ride, 13 miles (D), 20 miles (C), or 38 miles (B)
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 10:00 a.m. 
Leaders: Steve Plays, 508-341-4697, splays2003@gmail.com 
               Gayle Stockhaus, 774-437-2544, gstockhaus@gmail.com
 
  The B ride (38 miles with Steve P.) goes from Millbury into Grafton, Westboro, Hopkinton,
  Upton and Northbridge.   
  GPS link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10909863
  The C ride (20 miles with Joyce) goes into Douglas and Sutton.
  GPS link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19996150 
  The D ride is 12.6 miles with Gayle.
    Sunday rides from Cake Shop Cafe are presented in conjunction with
  Worcester County Women's Cycling -- but are not only for women.
 
 
 




Mon, Apr 17 - 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.



 





Wed, Apr 19 - 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, Apr 20 - 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

 The season for these Thursday rides begins once the snow is off the auto road
 at Mount Wachusett, typically the third week in April.

 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. Great training for the King's Tour of the Quabbin!

 


 

 





Sun, Apr 23 - Road ride, 28 or 53 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:00am

 

 

Sunday, April 23

Activity: Road rides, 28 or 53 miles, B
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 10:00 a.m. 
Leaders: Steve Berube, stevenberube1@gmail.com, 508-320-7296
              Steve Plays, splays2003@gmail.com, 508-341-4697
  
 The 28-miler with Steve B. goes from Millbury into Sutton and Douglas.  
 GPS link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12523269

 The 53-miler with Steve P. has a cafe stop in Putnam, Conn.
 GPS link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14718865
 Both rides are B pace, avg. 15-19 mph, but expect the longer ride
 to be at the faster end of that range.

 

 

 

 




Mon, Apr 24 - 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.



 





Wed, Apr 26 - Mountain bike ride
Category : Mountain Biking      From : 6:00pm
 
Wednesday, April 26

Activity:
 Women's mountain bike ride
Location: Douglas State Forest, 107 Wallum Lake Road, Douglas
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Leader: Leslie Choquette, lesliechoquette@charter.net, 508-799-6121

 This is a joint ride with Quiet Corner NEMBA (New England Mountain Bike Association).
 We'll ride one lap of last weekend's mtn bike race loop,  about 7 miles,
 at a casual pace -- nobody gets dropped.
 Meet at the main gate for Wallum Lake (Douglas State Forest). 
 




Wed, Apr 26 - 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, Apr 27 - 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

 The season for these Thursday rides begins once the snow is off the auto road
 at Mount Wachusett, typically the third week in April.

 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. Great training for the King's Tour of the Quabbin!

 


 

 





Sun, Apr 30 - Road ride, 26 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:00am

 

Sunday, April 30

Activity: Road ride, 26 or 47 miles
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 10:00 a.m. 
Leaders: Dawn Geoffroy, 617-513-9035, dawn.geoffroy@gmail.com
              Steve Plays, 508-341-4697, splays2003@gmail.com
 
Sunday rides from Cake Shop Cafe are presented in conjunction
with Worcester County Women's Cycling, but these rides are not for women only.
The 26-mile ride with Dawn goes into North Grafton, Westboro, Upton, South Grafton, and back to Millbury.
C pace means avg. 12-16 mph.

The 47-mile ride with Steve is a new route that goes into Westboro, Upton, Hopkinton,
  Northbridge and Sutton. B pace means avg. 15-19 mph.
 GPS link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/20394452

Unconfirmed: We might have a D ride as well.  
 
 
 
 



 

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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