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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, October 9, is the deadline for the November 2016 newsletter. If you can lead a bike ride, hike or any other activity in November, submit the details by midnight October 9 to splays2003@gmail.com or LTolman@LTolman.org.



Calendar
Sun, Sep 4 - Earlybird road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 7:00am

 

 

Sunday, Sept. 4

Activity: Road ride, B, 40 miles
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 7:00 a.m. Note that start time changes to 7:00 a.m. in September
Leader: Monique Trammell Gipps, worcestercountywomenscycling@gmail.com 

 B pace, 16-18 mph average on hilly terrain
 Led in conjunction with Worcester County Women's Cycling but not only for women.

 




Sun, Sep 4 - Road ride, 12 or 53 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 8:00am

 

 

Sunday, Sept. 4

Activity: Road ride,12 miles (D) or 53 miles (B)
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 8:00 a.m. 
Leaders: from Seven Hills Wheelmen and Worcester County Women's Cycling 

Options vary for the Sundays that we list rides from Cake Shop Cafe, and may include:
 a casual option (D) of 12-15 miles at an average pace of 10-13 mph,
 a moderate ride (C) of 26-28 miles at an average pace of 13-15 mph,
 and/or a longer ride (B) of approximately 40-50 miles at an average pace of 16-18 mph.
 
Sept. 4 -- "D" ride
Expected pace: 10-13 mph
Leader is Christine Whipple, christine@infinite-vision.net
 
Sept. 4 -- "B" ride
53 miles with a cafe stop in Putnam, Conn.
GPS link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14718865
Expected pace: 16-18 mph
Leader is Steve Plays, splays2003@gmail.com
 
 
 
 




Mon, Sep 5 - 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, Sep 7 - 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, Sep 11 - Earlybird road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 7:00am

 

 

Sunday, Sept. 4

Activity: Road ride, B 
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 7:00 a.m. Note that start time changes to 7:00 a.m. in September
Leader: Monique Trammell Gipps, worcestercountywomenscycling@gmail.com 

 B pace, 16-18 mph average on hilly terrain
 Led in conjunction with Worcester County Women's Cycling but not only for women.
 Contact leader to find out distance.

 




Sun, Sep 11 - Mountain bike ride
Category : Mountain Biking      From : 9:00am

 

 

Sunday, September 11

Activity: Mountain bike ride, 10 miles
Location: Ware River Watershed -- contact leader for meeting location
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Leader: Bill Dobson, binaryengineering@charter.net, 508-885-2004

 A tour on gravel roads in the Ware River Watershed, including a portion of the
  Mass Central Rail Trail, to see where and how the state Department. of Conservation
  and Recreation is trying to restrict public access to trails. Leisurely pace, with
  frequent stops to investigate trail closures and discuss what is being seen. This
  will include some short hikes off the bike. Registration is required via e-mail to leader.
 
 




Sun, Sep 11 - Road ride, 26 or 34 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 8:00am

 

 

Sunday, Sept. 11

Activity: Road ride, 12, 26 or 24 miles, C
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 8:00 a.m. 
Leaders: from Seven Hills Wheelmen and Worcester County Women's Cycling 

Options vary for the Sundays that we list rides from Cake Shop Cafe, and may include:
 a casual option (D) of 12-15 miles at an average pace of 10-13 mph,
 a moderate ride (C) of 26-28 miles at an average pace of 13-15 mph,
 and/or a longer ride (B) of approximately 40-50 miles at an average pace of 16-18 mph.
 
Sept. 11 -- "D" ride
12 miles -- leader is Gayle Stockhaus
 Expected pace 10-13 mph
GPS link
 12 miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12535905
 
Sept. 11 -- "C" ride
26 or 34 miles -- group's choice
Expected pace: 13-15 mph
Leader is Joyce Landers, Jlanders67@gmail.com
 
Maps for rides that start at Cake Shop Cafe are at https://ridewithgps.com/groups/Seven-Hills-Wheelmen-7HW
with CSC and the distance in the title of each route. Options include:

12 miles, D
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12535905

14 miles, D
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12485677

26 miles, C
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12494679

28 miles, C
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12523269
 
 
51 miles 
 




Mon, Sep 12 - 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, Sep 14 - 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
 





Sat, Sep 17 - Road ride, 33/45/59 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:00am
 
Saturday, September 17
 
Activity: Road ride, 27, 40, 55 or 72 miles  -- joint ride with Charles River Wheelmen
Location: Mount Wachusett Community College, Devens campus - Jackson Road
Time: 10:00 a.m. for 55 or 72 miles; 10:30 a.m. for 27 or 40 miles
Organizers: Steve & Claire Robinson, steven.e.robinson@comcast.net, 256-348-6584, or claire.v.robinson@comcast.net, 256-348-6496
 

Meet at the Mount Wachusett Community College parking lot at Devens.
(From Route 2, take exit 37 for Jackson Road, go through the first traffic light,
and MWCC’s lot is your first left after the light.)

A tour of back roads near the New Hampshire state line. This is a joint ride with Charles River Wheelmen.
The organizers will not lead or sweep; just follow the arrows, the cue sheet, and/or the GPS files.

The longest route  goes to Mont Vernon, N.H. The 27- and 40-mile routes are rolling,
 and the longer routes are hilly. Ride at your own pace; routes will be arrowed, and there will be cue sheets.
 No go if it rains or the roads are wet.
 

RideWithGPS.com links:

27 miles 
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/9732961

40 miles
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/9732985

55 miles
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/9732991

72 miles
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/9733028

 

 

 



 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 




Sat, Sep 17 - Road ride, 42 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am
 
Saturday, September 17

Activity:
Road ride, 42 miles, C
Location: Long Pond boat ramp, Routes 122 and 122A, Rutland
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Leader: Bill Dobson, binaryengineering@charter.net, 508-885-2004

We'll head into West Brookfield, stop for brunch at Rose 32 in Gilbertville, and return by way of South Barre. This is a relatively flat ride. Average pace 14-15 mph. Nobody gets left behind. RSVP to leader is requested.
 




Sun, Sep 18 - Road ride, 12, 51 or 53 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

 

Sunday, Sept. 18

Activity: Road ride,12 miles (D) or 53 miles (B)
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 9:00 a.m. - Note later start time
Leaders: from Seven Hills Wheelmen and Worcester County Women's Cycling 

Options vary for the Sundays that we list rides from Cake Shop Cafe, and may include:
 a casual option (D) of 12-15 miles at an average pace of 10-13 mph,
 a moderate ride (C) of 26-28 miles at an average pace of 13-15 mph,
 and/or a longer ride (B or A) of approximately 40-50 miles at an average pace of 16-18 mph.
 
Sept. 18 -- "D" ride
Expected pace: 10-13 mph
Leader is Christine Whipple, christine@infinite-vision.net
 
Sept. 18 -- "B" ride
53 miles with a cafe stop in Thompson, Conn.
GPS link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14466399
Expected pace: 15-17 mph
Leader is Steve Berube. steven.berube@verizon.net, 508-320-7296.
 
Sept. 18 -- "A" ride
51 miles with a cafe stop in Thompson, Conn.
GPS link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14466399
Expected pace: 18-19 mph
Leader is Steve Plays, splays2003@gmail.com
 
 
 
51 miles 
 




Mon, Sep 19 - 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, Sep 21 - 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, Sep 25 - Earlybird road ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 7:00am

 

 

Sunday, Sept. 25

Activity: Road ride, B, 40 miles
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Leader: Monique Trammell Gipps, worcestercountywomenscycling@gmail.com 

 B pace, 16-18 mph average on hilly terrain
 Led in conjunction with Worcester County Women's Cycling but not only for women.
 Distance and route will vary from week to week; contact leader for details.
 




Sun, Sep 25 - Road ride, 12, 26, 34 or 59 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

 

Sunday, Sept. 25

Activity: Road ride, 12 miles (D), 26 or 34 miles (C)
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 9:00 a.m. 
Leaders: from Seven Hills Wheelmen and Worcester County Women's Cycling 

Options vary for the Sundays that we list rides from Cake Shop Cafe, and may include:
 a casual option (D) of 12-15 miles at an average pace of 10-13 mph,
 a moderate ride (C) of 26-28 miles at an average pace of 13-15 mph,
 and/or a longer ride (B or A) of approximately 40-50 miles at an average pace of 16-18 mph.
 
Sept. 25 -- "A/B" ride
59 miles with a stop at Victoria Station cafe in Putnam, Conn.
 Expected pace 16-19 mph
 Leader is Steve Plays, splays2003@gmail.com, 508-341-4697
 
Sept. 25 -- "C" ride
26 or 34 miles -- group's choice
GPS links
 26 miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12494679 
Expected pace: 13-15 mph
Leader is Joyce Landers, Jlanders67@gmail.com
 
Sept. 25 -- "D" ride
Expected pace: 10-13 mph
Leader is Christine Whipple, christine@infinite-vision.net
 
Maps for rides that start at Cake Shop Cafe are at https://ridewithgps.com/groups/Seven-Hills-Wheelmen-7HW
with CSC and the distance in the title of each route. Options include:

12 miles, D
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12535905

14 miles, D
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12485677

26 miles, C
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12494679

28 miles, C
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12523269
 
 
51 miles 
 




Sun, Sep 25 - Road ride, 24 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am
 
Sunday, Sept. 25 
 
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,
 with a midway stop at Sweet Evelina's Stand in Woodstock. 

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

Map (but leader may have variations on some days):
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12257372

 
 

 

 

 

 
 




Mon, Sep 26 - 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, Sep 28 - 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
 




 

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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