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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, Nov. 12, is the deadline for the December 2017 newsletter. If you can lead a bike ride, hike, or any other activity in late November or December, submit the details by midnight Nov. 12 to splays2003@gmail.com or LTolman@LTolman.org.



Calendar
Wed, Nov 1 - Mountain bike ride, 7 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 

Every Wednesday 


Activity: Mountain bike ride, approx. 7 miles
Time:  6:00 p.m., weather permitting
Location: Route 122, Rutland
Leaders: Donna Severson, donnac.severson@gmail.com, 508-847-5255
                Bill Dobson, lazyjacks1@gmail.com, 508-885-2004

 

This off-road ride is on gravel roads and the Mass Central Rail Trail. Mountain bike required.
 Lights required. The ride will last about 1 hour. Suitable for riders new to mountain biking.
 Park in the gravel lot on Route 122 (Barre-Paxton Road) 0.9 mile north of Route 122A.
 RSVP to either leader is required.





Sat, Nov 4 - Fall board meeting
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 

 

Saturday,  November 4

Activity: Fall board meeting
Location:  Douglas - contact splays2003@gmail.com for exact location
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Leader: Bill Dobson, binaryengineering@charter.net, 508-885-2004

 
  Planning for 2018 leadership changes and upcoming events,
  including our annual meeting & winter party, and
  the King's Tour of the Quabbin in the spring.
  The board meeting is open to all Seven Hills Wheelmen members.
  RSVP to splays2003@gmail.com




Sun, Nov 5 - Sunday morning road rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:00am

Every Sunday 

Activity: Road rides, 20-75 miles, with B, C, and D options, and possibly A as well
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 10:00 a.m.  -- Note time change for November. Daylight saving time ends Nov. 5. 
Leaders: To be determined week by week. Contact Steve at splays2003@gmail.com with any questions.
 
 These are joint rides with Worcester County Women’s Cycling, but they’re not only for women.
 Leaders will be listed in the Events on our Facebook page and here whenever possible.

  Even if no leader is listed, these rides are a go, as we have painted arrows on the ground
  for the routes of 12, 20, 24 and 40 miles. Just follow the markings, at your own pace.

All routes are shown here with “CSC” in the title:
https://ridewithgps.com/groups/Seven-Hills-Wheelmen-7HW

A few examples – asterisk indicates arrows were painted 6/15/17:

 *12 miles – around Lake Singletary – typically led at D pace (10-13 mph) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12535905

 *20 miles – Lake Singletary and Lake Manchaug (Sutton) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20061609

  *24 miles – Lake Singletary, Lake Manchaug and Whitin Reservoir (Douglas)
   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20054159

  28 miles - Purgatory Chasm
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21264327

  34 miles – back roads of Uxbridge
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14750543

  38 miles – Whitehall Reservoir (Hopkinton) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10909863

 *40 miles – Buck Hill, R.I.
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22060124 (Steve Plays plans to lead this one July 16 at C pace.)

  52 miles - into Rhode Island and Connecticut

  53 miles – espresso stop at Victoria Station Cafe in Putnam, Conn.
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14718865

  59 mile – Dresser Hill (Charlton) and Connecticut
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16531762

  75 miles – to the summit of Mount Wachusett 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12546379 





Mon, Nov 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 

 Road ride around Holden Reservoir. We'll regroup a couple of times,
 and we can split into groups for different paces. Lights are required this time of year.




 





Wed, Nov 8 - Mountain bike ride, 7 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 

Every Wednesday 


Activity: Mountain bike ride, approx. 7 miles
Time:  6:00 p.m., weather permitting
Location: Route 122, Rutland
Leaders: Donna Severson, donnac.severson@gmail.com, 508-847-5255
                Bill Dobson, lazyjacks1@gmail.com, 508-885-2004

 

This off-road ride is on gravel roads and the Mass Central Rail Trail. Mountain bike required.
 Lights required. The ride will last about 1 hour. Suitable for riders new to mountain biking.
 Park in the gravel lot on Route 122 (Barre-Paxton Road) 0.9 mile north of Route 122A.
 RSVP to either leader is required.





Sun, Nov 12 - Sunday morning road rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:00am

Every Sunday 

Activity: Road rides, 20-75 miles, with B, C, and D options, and possibly A as well
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 10:00 a.m.  -- Note time change for November.  
Leaders: To be determined week by week. Contact Steve at splays2003@gmail.com with any questions.
 
 These are joint rides with Worcester County Women’s Cycling, but they’re not only for women.
 Leaders will be listed in the Events on our Facebook page and here whenever possible.

  Even if no leader is listed, these rides are a go, as we have painted arrows on the ground
  for the routes of 12, 20, 24 and 40 miles. Just follow the markings, at your own pace.

All routes are shown here with “CSC” in the title:
https://ridewithgps.com/groups/Seven-Hills-Wheelmen-7HW

A few examples – asterisk indicates arrows were painted 6/15/17:

 *12 miles – around Lake Singletary – typically led at D pace (10-13 mph) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12535905

 *20 miles – Lake Singletary and Lake Manchaug (Sutton) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20061609

  *24 miles – Lake Singletary, Lake Manchaug and Whitin Reservoir (Douglas)
   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20054159

  28 miles - Purgatory Chasm
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21264327

  34 miles – back roads of Uxbridge
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14750543

  38 miles – Whitehall Reservoir (Hopkinton) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10909863

 *40 miles – Buck Hill, R.I.
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22060124 (Steve Plays plans to lead this one July 16 at C pace.)

  52 miles - into Rhode Island and Connecticut

  53 miles – espresso stop at Victoria Station Cafe in Putnam, Conn.
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14718865

  59 mile – Dresser Hill (Charlton) and Connecticut
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16531762

  75 miles – to the summit of Mount Wachusett 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12546379 





Mon, Nov 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 

 Road ride around Holden Reservoir. We'll regroup a couple of times,
 and we can split into groups for different paces. Lights are required this time of year.




 





Wed, Nov 15 - Mountain bike ride, 7 miles
Category : Road Rides      From : 6:00pm

 

Every Wednesday 


Activity: Mountain bike ride, approx. 7 miles
Time:  6:00 p.m., weather permitting
Location: Route 122, Rutland
Leaders: Donna Severson, donnac.severson@gmail.com, 508-847-5255
                Bill Dobson, lazyjacks1@gmail.com, 508-885-2004

 

This off-road ride is on gravel roads and the Mass Central Rail Trail. Mountain bike required.
 Lights required. The ride will last about 1 hour. Suitable for riders new to mountain biking.
 Park in the gravel lot on Route 122 (Barre-Paxton Road) 0.9 mile north of Route 122A.
 RSVP to either leader is required.





Sun, Nov 19 - Sunday morning road rides
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:00am

Every Sunday 

Activity: Road rides, 20-75 miles, with B, C, and D options, and possibly A as well
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 10:00 a.m. 
Leaders: To be determined week by week. Contact Steve at splays2003@gmail.com with any questions.
 
 These are joint rides with Worcester County Women’s Cycling, but they’re not only for women.
 Leaders will be listed in the Events on our Facebook page and here whenever possible.

  Even if no leader is listed, these rides are a go, as we have painted arrows on the ground
  for the routes of 12, 20, 24 and 40 miles. Just follow the markings, at your own pace.

All routes are shown here with “CSC” in the title:
https://ridewithgps.com/groups/Seven-Hills-Wheelmen-7HW

A few examples – asterisk indicates arrows were painted 6/15/17:

 *12 miles – around Lake Singletary – typically led at D pace (10-13 mph) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12535905

 *20 miles – Lake Singletary and Lake Manchaug (Sutton) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20061609

  *24 miles – Lake Singletary, Lake Manchaug and Whitin Reservoir (Douglas)
   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20054159

  28 miles - Purgatory Chasm
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21264327

  34 miles – back roads of Uxbridge
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14750543

  38 miles – Whitehall Reservoir (Hopkinton) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10909863

 *40 miles – Buck Hill, R.I.
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22060124 (Steve Plays plans to lead this one July 16 at C pace.)

  52 miles - into Rhode Island and Connecticut

  53 miles – espresso stop at Victoria Station Cafe in Putnam, Conn.
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14718865

  59 mile – Dresser Hill (Charlton) and Connecticut
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16531762

  75 miles – to the summit of Mount Wachusett 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12546379 





Mon, Nov 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 

 Road ride around Holden Reservoir. We'll regroup a couple of times,
 and we can split into groups for different paces. Lights are required this time of year.




 





Sun, Nov 26 - Major Taylor birthday ride
Category : Road Rides      From : 10:00am

Every Sunday 

Activity: Road rides, 20-75 miles, with B, C, and D options, and possibly A as well
Location: Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury
Time: 10:00 a.m. 
Leaders: To be determined week by week. Contact Steve at splays2003@gmail.com with any questions.
 
 Nov. 26 is Major Taylor's birthday! We'll have birthday cake after the ride, at noon at Cake Shop Cafe.
 
 Nov. 26 - A pace, 36 miles, avg. 17-18 mph, leader is Steve Plays, splays2003@gmail.com
 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26468494
 
 Nov. 26 - C pace, avg. 13-14 mph, leader is Mike Hauck, gushauck@gmail.com
 
 These are joint rides with Worcester County Women’s Cycling, but they’re not only for women.
 Leaders will be listed in the Events on our Facebook page and here whenever possible.

  Even if no leader is listed, these rides are a go, as we have painted arrows on the ground
  for the routes of 12, 20, 24 and 40 miles. Just follow the markings, at your own pace.

All routes are shown here with “CSC” in the title:
https://ridewithgps.com/groups/Seven-Hills-Wheelmen-7HW

A few examples – asterisk indicates arrows were painted 6/15/17:

 *12 miles – around Lake Singletary – typically led at D pace (10-13 mph) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12535905

 *20 miles – Lake Singletary and Lake Manchaug (Sutton) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20061609

  *24 miles – Lake Singletary, Lake Manchaug and Whitin Reservoir (Douglas)
   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20054159

  28 miles - Purgatory Chasm
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21264327

  34 miles – back roads of Uxbridge
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14750543

  38 miles – Whitehall Reservoir (Hopkinton) 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10909863

 *40 miles – Buck Hill, R.I.
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22060124 (Steve Plays plans to lead this one July 16 at C pace.)

  52 miles - into Rhode Island and Connecticut

  53 miles – espresso stop at Victoria Station Cafe in Putnam, Conn.
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14718865

  59 mile – Dresser Hill (Charlton) and Connecticut
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16531762

  75 miles – to the summit of Mount Wachusett 
  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12546379 





Mon, Nov 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 

 Road ride around Holden Reservoir. We'll regroup a couple of times,
 and we can split into groups for different paces. Lights are required this time of year.




 




 

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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