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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, June 14, is the deadline for the July 2015 newsletter. If you can lead a bike ride, hike or any other activity in July, submit the details by midnight June 14 to LTolman@LTolman.org. Many dates in June are still open too.



Calendar
Sat, May 2 - Road ride, approx. 50 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:00am

 

 

Saturday, May 2 

Activity: **CANCELED** Road ride, approx. 50 miles **CANCELED**
Location: Long Pond boat ramp, Routes 122 & 122A, Rutland
Time: 10:00 a.m., weather permitting 
Leader: Gordon Hart, gordonhhart@gmail.com, 913-219-7394

**CANCELED** The leader expects to average 13-15 mph. **CANCELED**
 
 




Sun, May 3 - Road ride, 24 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am
 
Sunday, May 3
 
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, May 3 - Road ride, 42 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:00am

 

Sunday, May 3

Activity:
Road ride, 50 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.
The leader expects to average 16-17.5 mph but there will be
cue sheets, so you can go at your own pace.

 




Mon, May 4 - 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, May 5 - 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:
 
 
 




Sat, May 9 - Road ride, approx. 43 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

 

Saturday, May 9

Activity: Road ride, 43 miles
Location: Long Pond boat ramp, Routes 122 & 122A, Rutland
Time: 10:00 a.m.,: 9:00 a.m., weather permitting 
Leader: Gordon Hart, gordonhhart@gmail.com, 913-219-7394

The leader expects to average 13-15 mph. We'll ride to
Barre, Petersham, Hardwick and Oakham.
NOTE: START TIME HAS BEEN CHANGED TO 9:00 A.M.
 
 
 




Sun, May 10 - Road ride, 24 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am
 
Sunday, May 10
 
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, May 11 - 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, May 12 - 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:
 
 
 




Sat, May 16 - Road ride, approx. 44 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am

 

 

Saturday, May 16

Activity: Road ride, 44 miles
Location: Long Pond boat ramp, Routes 122 & 122A, Rutland
Time: 9:00 a.m., weather permitting 
Leader: Gordon Hart, gordonhhart@gmail.com, 913-219-7394

The leader expects to average 13-15 mph.
We'll ride to Hubbardston, Templeton, Petersham and Barre.
Cue sheet:
 
 




Mon, May 18 - 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, May 19 - 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:
 
 
 




Sun, May 24 - Road ride, 24 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am
 
Sunday, May 24
 
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, May 24 - Road ride, 33 or 66 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 8:00am
 
Sunday, May 24

Activity:
Road ride, 33 or 66 miles
Location: Houghton Elementary School, 32 Boutelle Rd., Sterling
Time: 8:00 a.m. 
Leaders: David McCormick, dsmccormick@gmail.com, 978-394-3939
     Gary Bowers, gwbowers@comcast.net, home 978-563-9104, cell 978-333-0420
     Dick Goodman, leader@easycrider.com

This spring metric century and half metric century is an interclub ride with
NASHOBA VALLEY PEDALERS -- a chance to meet and mingle with
like-minded folks practically next door. David from NVP and Gary and Dick
from 7HW developed the routes.
Photos from last year:
 




Mon, May 25 - 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, May 26 - 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:
 
 
 




Sat, May 30 - Road ride, 33/45/59 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:00am
 
Saturday, May 30
 
Activity: Road ride, 33, 45 or 57 miles  -- joint ride with Charles River Wheelmen
Location: Devens
Time: 10:00 a.m. 
Organizers: Steve & Claire Robinson, steven.e.robinson@comcast.net or claire.v.robinson@comcast.net, 978-425-5296
 

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 rides go north through rolling terrain from Devens toward Mason, N.H. While the short ride
returns through Townsend and Groton, the longer riders tackle hillier roads north of the border
and have a rest stop at Parker's Maple Barn before returning through Brookline, N.H. (good
hill practive for the upcoming King's Tour of the Quabbin). Note that the 59-mile ride has
several significant climbs. No go if it rains or the roads are wet.

 

The routes will be arrowed.
Long route has been REVISED to 59 miles because of a bridge that's out in New Ipswich, N.H.
Cue sheets:
http://www.sevenhillswheelmen.org/cuesheet/2014-08-17_Devens3LoopsShort.pdf
http://www.sevenhillswheelmen.org/cuesheet/2014-08-17_Devens3LoopsMed.pdf
http://www.sevenhillswheelmen.org/cuesheet/2014-08-17_Devens3LoopsLong-1.pdf
http://www.sevenhillswheelmen.org/cuesheet/2015-05-12_3LoopsLong-alt-1.pdf

 

Maps:

Short http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5931075

Medium http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5931074

Long http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5931070

 

GPS files:
http://crw.org/php/gpx.php?file=%20%20%20%20%20%203LoopsShort.gpx
http://crw.org/php/gpx.php?file=%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%203LoopsMed.gpx
http://crw.org/php/gpx.php?file=3LoopsLong.gpx

 

 

 



 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 




Sun, May 31 - Road ride, 24 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 9:00am
 
Sunday, May 31
 
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

 
 

 

 

 

 
 



 

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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