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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 10, is the deadline for the June 2015 newsletter. If you can lead a bike ride, hike or any other activity this spring or early summer, submit the details by midnight May 10 to LTolman@LTolman.org.



Calendar
Sat, Apr 4 - Road ride, 23 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:00am

 

Saturday, April 4

Activity:
Road ride, 23 miles
Location: Horgan Skating Arena, 400 Oxford Ave. N,  Auburn
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Leader: Scott Cobb, scobb64@charter.net, 508-450-6195
 

We'll ride into Charlton and Spencer and return through Leicester.
It's hilly -- a great ride to blow the cobwebs off your bike and your legs.
Post-ride gathering is at 3cross Brewing Co.,  26 Cambridge St., Worcester,
for beverages and laughter. An option that adds 8 miles to the ride is to meet
at 9:30 a.m. at the brewery (behind the Price Chopper, 50 Cambridge St.,
Worcester). If we have enough people at the post-ride gathering, we can
order some food from the Chopper.
 




Mon, Apr 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 

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.





Sat, Apr 11 - Road ride, 42 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:00am

 

Saturday, April 11

Activity:
Road ride, 42 miles
Location: Duffy Field, Newton Avenue, Worcester
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Leader: Frank Kenneway, bikeheep1@yahoo.com, 508-981-4802

From Worcester's West Side we'll venture into Holden, Rutland,

Hubbardston, Princeton, Sterling, Lancaster and West Boylston.
Here's the map:




Mon, Apr 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 

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.





Sat, Apr 18 - Road ride, 10 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 2:00pm


Saturday, April 18


Activity: Beginner road ride, 10 miles
Location: Old Stone Church, Route 12 and Beaman Street, West Boylston
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Leader: Frank Kenneway, bikeheep1@yahoo.com, 508-981-4802

This is a preview of Tuesday night beginner rides that we hope to
continue throughout the season.

We meet at the grassy triangle with picnic tables and bike rack,
not at the gravel driveway to the vacant stone church itself.

Parking is on the street.
We're not avoiding hills, but we're not out for speed. The leader's aim
is to help newer riders gain skills and confidence and build toward
longer rides. Start time may change to 5:30 or 6:00 as the season
progresses.
Shorter option of 8.3 miles avoids the Thomas Street climb.
REVISED MAP for the 10-miel route has 410 feet of climbing, maximum grade 5.7%
(less hilly than the 12-miler that was previously planned):

 
 




Sun, Apr 19 - Road ride, 24 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am
 
Sunday, April 19
 
Activity: Road ride, 24 miles
Location: Dudley District Court, Route 197 & Lyons Rd., Dudley
Time: 9:00 a.m., weather permitting
Leader: Mike Bordogna, bordogna.michael@gmail.com, 508-842-6940
 
A nice ride into Woodstock, Conn., at an easy to moderate pace.
Bring water. There's a Dunkin' Donuts next to the start.

Cue sheet:
http://www.sevenhillswheelmen.org/cuesheet/2008-04-27_dudley-woodstock-revised.pdf

 
 

 

 

 

 
 




Sun, Apr 19 - Road ride, 35 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:00am

 

Sunday, April 19

Activity:
Road ride, 35 miles
Location: Green Street, Gardner 
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Leader: Scott Cobb, scobb64@charter.net, 508-450-6195
 

Meet on Green Street, Gardner, just north of Mount Wachusett Communit College.
Contact leader to find out where to park.
We'll ride about 30 to 35 miles through nice country.
Possible post-ride gathering at Gardner Ale House. 
 




Mon, Apr 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 

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 20 - Road ride, 28 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 7:30am
 
Monday, April 20 (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 2015 except wheelchair racers start at 9:17,
wave 2 at 10:25, wave 3 at 10:50, wave 4 at 11:15.)

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.





Tue, Apr 21 - Road ride, 10 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 5:00pm


Tuesday, April 21


Activity: Beginner road ride, 10 miles
Location: Old Stone Church, Route 12 and Beaman Street, West Boylston
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Leader: Frank Kenneway, bikeheep1@yahoo.com, 508-981-4802

We meet at the grassy triangle with picnic tables and bike rack,
not at the gravel driveway to the vacant stone church itself.

Parking is on the street.
We're not avoiding hills, but we're not out for speed. The leader's aim
is to help newer riders gain skills and confidence and build toward
longer rides. Start time may change to 5:30 or 6:00 as the season
progresses.
Shorter option of 8.3 miles avoids the Thomas Street climb.
REVISED MAP has 410 feet of climbing, maximum grade 5.7%
(shorter & less hilly than what was posted here before March 28):

 
 




Sun, Apr 26 - Road ride, 24 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am
 
Sunday, April 26
 
Activity: Road ride, 24 miles
Location: Dudley District Court, Route 197 & Lyons Rd., Dudley
Time: 9:00 a.m., weather permitting
Leader: Mike Bordogna, bordogna.michael@gmail.com, 508-842-6940
 
A nice ride into Woodstock, Conn., at an easy to moderate pace.
Bring water. There's a Dunkin' Donuts next to the start.

Cue sheet:
http://www.sevenhillswheelmen.org/cuesheet/2008-04-27_dudley-woodstock-revised.pdf

 
 

 

 

 

 
 




Mon, Apr 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 

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.





Tue, Apr 28 - Road ride, 10 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm


Every Tuesday


Activity: Beginner road ride, 12 miles
Location: Old Stone Church, Route 12 and Beaman Street, West Boylston
Time: 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Leader: Frank Kenneway, bikeheep1@yahoo.com, 508-981-4802

We meet at the grassy triangle with picnic tables and bike rack,
not at the gravel driveway to the vacant stone church itself.

Parking is on the street.
We're not avoiding hills, but we're not out for speed. The leader's aim
is to help newer riders gain skills and confidence and build toward
longer rides.
ROUTE HAS BEEN REVISED AGAIN:
 
 
 



 

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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