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MAJOR TAYLOR CENTURY 2014

Sunshine and comfortable fall temperatures greeted 10th Gear/Venture Crew 1010, Seven Hills Wheelmen and the Major Taylor Association as they welcomed 120 riders to River Bend Farm in Uxbridge on Oct. 5, 2014, for the annual Major Taylor Century.

 

This was the fourth year at the Uxbridge start/finish location and the 11th year that Seven Hills "outsourced" this event to 10th Gear, which is based in Whitinsville and in 2013 was reorganized as Venture Crew 1010, affiliated with Boy Scouts Troop 155 of Whitinsville.

 

Riders came from the three states on the bike routes -- Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut -- as well as New Hampshire and New York.

 

Huge thanks go to the event coordinator, Tara Burgess. Under her direction, a first-class team of volunteers expertly handled every aspect of the planning and execution, including registration, arrow painting, cue sheets, food shopping, rest stops and post-ride refreshments. Many thanks to all the 10th Gear volunteers: Tara Burgess, Kathy Gunness, Nola Stefancyk, Rose Hall, Mark Chauvin, Linda Marks, Steve Marks, Terry Capobianco, Connor Capobianco, Betty Dion, Casey Dion, Michaelle Phillips, Danial LaBastie, Wayne Clark, and Traci Dube. From Seven Hills Wheelmen, Lynne Tolman (publicity, pre-registration) and Karen Pare (treasurer) had supporting roles.

 

Thanks also go to the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation for the use of River Bend Farm, which is the visitor center for the Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State Park, and the two rest stop hosts: Thompson Congregational Church on Thompson Green in Connecticut, and Whittier Farms in Sutton.

 

Seven Hills Wheelmen riders were Glenn Coderre, Mason Flagg, Frank Kenneway, Dominik Kulakowski, Dave Mingoi, George Randall, Lynne Tolman, Henry Lane, John Beschle, Jay Fishman, Joe Wohlleib, Karen & Dick Norlin, Kevin Teves and Steve Plays. Bob Yates from 10th Gear was on the roster too.

 

Raffle prize donors included Road ID and the Major Taylor Association.

 

The event netted about $1,658 for 10th Gear, Seven Hills Wheelmen and the Major Taylor Association.


 

MAJOR TAYLOR CENTURY 2013


10th Gear/Venture Crew 1010, Seven Hills Wheelmen and the Major Taylor Association welcomed 78 riders (including 36 walk-ins) to River Bend Farm in Uxbridge on Oct. 6, 2013, for the annual Major Taylor Century. (Another 52 riders who had pre-registered did not show up and cannot be blamed for sitting this one out in the pouring rain.)


This was the third year at the Uxbridge start/finish location and the tenth year that Seven Hills has "outsourced" this event to 10th Gear, which is based in Whitinsville and this year was reorganized as Venture Crew 1010, affiliated with Boy Scouts Troop 155 of Whitinsville.

 


Riders came from the three states on the bike routes -- Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut -- as well as New Hampshire, New York, and even one with a Florida address. It poured, and everyone was shivering, but hot apple cider really helped, according to the event coordinator, Tara Burgess.

 


A first-class team of volunteers expertly handled every aspect of the planning and execution, including registration, arrow painting, cue sheets, food shopping, rest stops and post-ride refreshments. Many thanks to all the 10th Gear volunteers: Tara Burgess, Kathy Gunness, Nola Stefancyk, Rose Hall, Mark Chauvin, Linda Marks, Steve Marks, Terry Capobianco, Connor Capobianco, Betty Dion, Casey Dion, Michaelle Phillips, Danial LaBastie, Wayne Clark, and Traci Dube. From Seven Hills Wheelmen, Lynne Tolman (publicity, pre-registration) and Karen Pare (treasurer) had supporting roles.

 


Thanks also go to the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation for the use of River Bend Farm, which is the visitor center for the Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State Park, and the two rest stop hosts: Thompson Congregational Church on Thompson Green in Connecticut, and Whittier Farms in Sutton.

 


Seven Hills Wheelmen riders were Henry Lane, Daniel Morgado, Juan Rivera, Mason Flagg, Ethan Terrill, and Kevin Teves. Tom Lamont from 10th Gear rode too.

 


Raffle prize donors were Ski Shop Plus, Brite Shine Car Wash, Road ID, Major Taylor Association, and Bicycle Plus in Douglas. The list of winners got a little jumbled in everyone's rush to get warm and dry, but suffice it to say many people went home with a bonus.

 


The event netted about $1,500 for 10th Gear, Seven Hills Wheelmen and the Major Taylor Association. 

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MAJOR TAYLOR CENTURY 2012


10th Gear Christian Youth Cyclists, Seven Hills Wheelmen and the Major Taylor Association welcomed 123 riders to River Bend Farm in Uxbridge on Sept. 30, 2012, for the annual Major Taylor Century. This was the second year at this start/finish location and the ninth year that Seven Hills has "outsourced" this event to 10th Gear, which is based in Whitinsville.


Riders came from the three states on the bike routes -- Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut -- as well as New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. It rained a good part of the day.


Century coordinator Tara Burgess pulled together a top-notch team of volunteers who expertly handled route development, registration, arrowing and cue sheets, food shopping, rest stops, the post-ride cookout and all the other tasks that go into a successful century. Many thanks to all the 10th Gear volunteers -- Tara Burgess, Bob Yates, Rose Hall, Traci Dube, Anne Mach, Cathy Lamont, Kathy Gunness, Wayne Clark, Betty Dion, Casey Dion, Nola Stefancyk, and Anita Droby -- as well as volunteers Paul and Linda Satkowski from Seven Hills Wheelmen. Also from Seven Hills, Lynne Tolman (publicity, pre-registration) and Karen Pare (treasurer) had supporting roles.

 

Thanks also go to the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation for hosting the start/finish at River Bend Farm, which is the visitor center for Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park, namely Val Stegemoen and crew at the farm and Janice Parlon at DCR headquarters in Boston; the Thompson Congregational Church on Thompson Common, especially trustee Brian Fontaine; and Mary Whittier at Whittier Farms in Sutton for hosting the rest stops.

Raffle prizes (gift certificates) were donated by Road ID, Bright Shine Car Wash in Uxbridge, and The
Ski Shop Plus
in North Smithfield, R.I. Also, the Major Taylor Association donated T-shirts as raffle prizes. Congratulations to all the winners: Marion Garver, Carl Bonvini, David Prior, Paul O'Hearn, Michael Redding, Joseph Pendergast, Greg Chick, Joseph Wagner, Jaye Jillson, Jason Harthan, Bob Cox, Scott Rossiter, Daniel West, Chris Leadbetter, Tom Lamont, and Kim Ainsworth.
 

Seven Hills Wheelmen riders included Karen Bachrach, Steve Dubrule, Kathryn Egnaczak, Dan Gregoire, Peter Lin, Darvin Madrigal, Chris Martin, Don Morse, Paul Mullan, Stephen Plays, Ken Ward, Lynne Tolman, Chip Bibaud, Steve Anderson, Charles Cowan, Daniel Morgado, Peter Howard, Gary Tebbetts, Gary Bowers and Mason Flagg. 10th Gear riders were Chad Lamont and Tom Lamont.
 
 
The event netted about $1,800 for 10th Gear, Seven Hills Wheelmen and the Major Taylor Association. Seven Hills Wheelmen donated its share to 10th Gear.

Our gallery contains a link to a Baltimore rider's photos from the ride.

 
MAJOR TAYLOR CENTURY 2011

10th Gear Christian Youth Cyclists, Seven Hills Wheelmen and the Major Taylor Association welcomed 130 riders to River Bend Farm in Uxbridge on Oct. 2, 2011, for the annual Major Taylor Century. This was a new start/finish location and the eighth year that Seven Hills has "outsourced" this event to 10th Gear, which is based in Whitinsville.

 


Riders came from the three states on the bike routes -- Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island -- as well as Maine and New York. Roads were dry to start, but the sun barely made an appearance. Riders experienced misty conditions at times, but rain held off until the afternoon. 
 
Century coordinators Cathy Chauvin and Traci Dube pulled together a top-notch team of volunteers who expertly handled registration, arrowing and cue sheets, food shopping, rest stops, the post-ride cookout and all the other tasks that go into a successful century. Many thanks to all the 10th Gear volunteers: Cathy Chauvin, Traci Dube, Bob Yates, Brenda Yates, Tara Burgess, Nola Stefancyk, Rose Hall, Kathy Gunness, Betty Dion, Casey Dion, Michaelle Phillips, Nancy Weiner, Dalton Weiner, and Wayne Clark. Seven Hills Wheelmen members Lynne Tolman (publicity, pre-registration) and Sue Hall (treasurer) had supporting roles.
 
Thanks also go to the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation for hosting the start/finish at River Bend Farm, which is the visitor center for Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park, namely Val Stegemoen and crew at the farm and Janice Parlon at DCR headquarters in Boston; the Thompson Congregational Church on Thompson Common, especially trustee Ron Barks; and Mary Whittier at Whittier Farms in Sutton for hosting the rest stops.
 

Congratulations to the following raffle prize winners, and gratitude to the prize donors: George Street T-shirts from Major Taylor Association: John Etzel and Geoff Renze. Ski Shop Plus gift certificates: Amanda Amory and Amy Booth. Bright-Shine Auto Spa gift certificate: Rick Rehberg. Bicycle Alley gift certificates: Frank Lary and Lynne Tolman. Road ID gift certificates: Brenda Yates, Scott Chapman, Mel LeBlanc, Paul Bushey, Sarah Stever, Dan ???, Mark Bordne, and Alec Westerlind. 
 

Many Seven Hills members were on the rider roster, including John Ayers, Chip Bibaud, Tim Carty,  Gary Bowers, Bill Collins, Margaret Collins, Eric deRivera, Jay Fishman, Peter Howard, Henry Lane, Michael Laude, Mel LeBlanc, Laurie LeBlanc, Peter Lin, Darvin Madrigal, Daniel Morgado, Don Morse, Paul Mullan, Aaron Stephenson and Lynne Tolman. 10th Gear riders included Bob Yates, Brenda Yates, and Rose Hall.
 
 

The event netted about $1,900 for 10th Gear, Seven Hills Wheelmen and the Major Taylor Association. Seven Hills donated its share to 10th Gear.


MAJOR TAYLOR CENTURY 2010

 

 

10th Gear Christian Youth Cyclists, Seven Hills Wheelmen and the Major Taylor Association welcomed 176 riders to the Whitin Community Center in Whitinsville on Oct. 3, 2010, for the annual Major Taylor Century. This was a record for the seven years that Seven Hills has "outsourced" this event to 10th Gear in Whitinsville AND the previous five years when the start/finish was Finn Park in Rutland.
 
Riders came from the three states on the bike routes -- Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island -- as well as New York and Pennsylvania. Morning sun gave way to clouds in the afternoon, and the high temperature for the day in Whitinsville was 58 degrees. 
 
Century coordinator Mark Chauvin pulled together a top-notch team of volunteers who expertly handled registration, arrowing and cue sheets, food shopping, rest stops, the post-ride cookout and all the other tasks that go into a successful century. Many thanks to all the 10th Gear volunteers: Mark & Cathy Chauvin, Traci Dube, Bob & Brenda Yates, Andrew Yates, Tara Burgess, Rose Hall, Steve Berube, Deb Cogdill, Kathy Gunness, Betty Couture, Casey Couture, Charles Boutin, Dave & Cathi Cone, Jack Cone, Alese Cone, and Tracy Durand. Seven Hills Wheelmen members Lynne Tolman (publicity, pre-registration) and Sue Hall (treasurer) had supporting roles.
 
Thanks also go to Whitin Community Center for hosting the start/finish, Glendale Oil Service in Rhode Island and Whittier Farms in Sutton for hosting the rest stops, and the raffle prize donors: The Ski Shop Plus (North Smithfield, R.I.), Seven Hills Wheelmen, and Road ID.
 
Several Seven Hills members were on the rider roster, including Gary Bowers, Tim Ernst, Steve Feldman, Gary Jacques, Rafe Jones, Bill Meduski, Lynne Tolman, Oliver Toupense, Ken Ward, Barry Cole, Henry Lane, Kesler Roberts and Peter Howard.
 
Photos are linked to the Seven Hills Wheelmen gallery.
 

The event netted nearly $2,700 for 10th Gear, Seven Hills Wheelmen and the Major Taylor Association. Seven Hills donated its share to 10th Gear, same as last year.
 

 


 

 


MAJOR TAYLOR CENTURY 2009

 

 

 


10th Gear Christian Youth Cyclists, Seven Hills Wheelmen and the Major Taylor Association welcomed 109 riders to the Whitinsville Community Center on Oct. 4, 2009, for the annual Major Taylor Century. In short order the fog burned off, the roads dried, and everyone was rolling. About half the riders followed the 100-mile route, while others biked 62 or 25 miles.


With Arlen Hall’s departure from 10th Gear this fall, Mark Chauvin took over as century coordinator and pulled together a top-notch team of volunteers who expertly handled registration, arrowing and cue sheets, food shopping, rest stops, the post-ride cookout and all the other tasks that go into a successful century. Many thanks to all the 10th Gear volunteers: Traci Dube, Rose Hall, Cathy Chauvin, Steve Berube, Andrea Consoletti, Paige Consoletti, Kathy Gunness, Mark Morawiec, Wesley Morawiec, Shelby Morawiec, Gary Rice, Chris Rice, Sara Rice, Andrew Rice, Brenda Yates, Andrew Yates and Mark Chauvin. Seven Hills Wheelmen volunteers Sue Hall (treasurer), Lynne Tolman (publicity) and Arlen Hall (webmaster) get thanks too.


Several people from 10th Gear also were on the rider list: Robert Yates, Gary Rice, Sara Rice, Kevin Fijol, and Brad Shelley. Seven Hills Wheelmen riders included Dana Bean, Faye Dupras, Michael Foley, Patricia Lambert, Henry Lane, Paul Mullan, Lynne Tolman, Donna Badner, Oliver Toupense, Greg Tutunjian, Bob Condon, Bill Meduski, Barry Cole, Mark Grabek, Jay Fishman, Gary Bowers, Peter Howard, Keith Dusoe, Steven Feldman, Mel LeBlanc, and Bill Bartsch.


The event netted $1,720, and Seven Hills Wheelmen donated its share to 10th Gear. The Major Taylor Association received $258 from the proceeds.
 

 

 


 

 MAJOR TAYLOR CENTURY 2008

85 riders.
Net proceeds totaled $1,029.
Photos are at http://www.ltolman.org/MTC2008/MTC2008gallery.html

 



MAJOR TAYLOR CENTURY 2007

 

Perfect weather greeted this year’s Major Taylor Century riders and volunteers on Sept. 23. Under sunny skies, 149 cyclists tackled the Blackstone Valley hills: 90 on the century route (100 miles), 53 on the metric century (62 miles) and 6 on the quarter century (25 miles).

 

There were riders from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut -- the three states where the riding took place  -- as well as New Hampshire, New York and Pennsylvania, plus a rider from California who was moving to Boston. She arrived with her trailer of belongings. Thirty-five of the riders were members of Seven Hills Wheelmen and/or 10th Gear Christian Youth Cyclists.

 

10th Gear Christian Youth Cyclists planned and executed the event flawlessly, with just a little publicity and bookkeeping help from Seven Hills Wheelmen. Huge thanks go to the following volunteers: Arlen Hall, Rose Hall, Traci Dube, Andrea Consoletti, Gregg Consoletti, Paige Consoletti,  Brandon Hall, Alicia Phillips, Deb Cogdill, Nola Stefancyk, Gary Stefancyk, Brad Shelley, Carl Rubin, Alex Rubin, Mark Morawiec, Wesley Morawiec, Shelby Morawiec and Donna Leard.  Gratitude also goes to Charles Thompson of the Whitin Community Center for accommodating the start/finish, and Glendale Oil Service in Rhode Island and Mary Whittier of Whittier Farms in Sutton for the rest stop sites.

 

The route was tweaked this year in two places, to avoid sewer construction in Millbury and a busy stretch of Routes 122 and 140 in Grafton. This added some climbing, and eventmeister Arlen Hall said his DeLorme mapping software computed the total amount of climbing for the 102-mile distance as 7,400 feet!

 

All riders were entered in a raffle, and the following prizes were awarded. Ski/snowboard recondition from the Ski Shop Plus in North Smithfield, R.I., Joe Viens of Lincoln, R.I., and March Schleinitz of Uxbridge; $25 gift certificates from Bicycle Alley in Worcester, Chris Ball of Brighton and Brian Lentrichia of Acton; $15 Road ID gift certificates: Adam Dermarderosian of Bedford, Lynne Tolman of Worcester, John Schmidlein of Waltham, Peter Damarco of Wakefield, R.I., T. Scomaracca of Bellingham and Charlie Fitzgerald of Coatesville, Pa.

 

Net proceeds totaled $2,048, and the amount was divided per agreement as follows: 10th Gear, 60 percent; Seven Hills Wheelmen, 25 percent; Major Taylor Association, 15 percent.

 

Photos are online at www.10thgear.com. You can also reach the photos from www.sevenhillswheelmen.org/centuries.htm and www.majortaylorassociation.org/events.shtml.

 

Mark your calendar for next year’s Major Taylor Century: Sunday, September 21, 2008.

 


   

MAJOR TAYLOR CENTURY 2005

 

Riders, volunteers, Mother Nature and the Red Sox all did their part to make Oct. 2 a glorious day for the Major Taylor Century. Cyclists from eight states pedaled on three scenic Blackstone Valley routes devised by 10thGear Christian Youth Cyclists. Praise and gratitude go to Seven Hills Wheelmen members Arlen & Rose Hall, leaders of 10thGear, for coordinating the event for Seven Hills.

 

Typical of the club’s “invitational” centuries, most of the riders were not Seven Hills members. Of 145 registrants, 21 were either Seven Hills or 10thGear members. The largest number of riders chose the 100-mile route, and smaller groups each did the metric century and the quarter century. The youngest rider, 10 years old, rode the quarter century with his dad.

 

The route was tweaked and probably had a little less climbing than the previous year, when one rider logged total elevation gain at 6,532 feet. A detour to avoid sewer construction in Manchaug confused some riders, but a smooth home stretch on new pavement in Mendon, avoiding the roller coaster of Route 16, made up for it.

 

By mid-morning, it was comfortably warm under clear, sunny skies, and riders took advantage of a new amenity, the “bike butler,” at the first rest stop. Riders could drop off an outer layer of clothing, in a bag numbered to match their rider number, and have volunteers take it back to the finish. After the ride, volunteers had hot dogs on the grill and the Red Sox game on the radio, on a day when Boston was crushing the Yankees to advance to the playoffs.

 

Photos from the century appear at http://www.10thgear.com -- follow the Major Taylor Century link from the home page. Thanks to Arlen Hall, Traci Dube and Pete Banach for the pictures. Also, rider Todd Davis put up a nice picture of the covered bridge on the Connecticut part of the route with his Oct. 3 blog entry at cycling.finial.com .

 

Net proceeds totaled $1,331, and the amount was divided per agreement as follows: 10th Gear, 60 percent; Seven Hills Wheelmen, 25 percent; Major Taylor Association, 15 percent.

 

Kudos to the hard-working crew of century volunteers. “I was impressed with the number of youth volunteers,” Arlen said, noting that many of them earned community service credits for school. He listed the following century volunteers who are youth participants in the 10thGear cycling program, or friends of participants: John Dawson, Nick Desisto, Casey Couture, Rylie Rockwell, Ashley Boucher, Trap & Andy Yates, Wesley Morawiec, Andrew Rice, Joe Ross, and Alex Anketel.

 

The adult volunteers besides Arlen & Rose Hall were Traci Dube, Andrea Consoletti, Mike Dawson, Brenda Yates, Joe Ross, Mark Morawiec, Donna Leard and Gary Rice. From Seven Hills, Lynne Tolman, Greg Tutunjian, Pete Simmons and Dennis Fitzgerald worked on publicity, with help from the Blackstone Valley Heritage Homecoming organization, and treasurer Sue Hall handled the insurance.

 

Also, a special thanks to Charles Thompson, director of the Whitin Community Center in Whitinsville, for providing the start/finish location and use of the facilities. Thanks to Mary Whittier of Whittier Farms in Sutton and Bill Andrews of Glendale Oil Service in Rhode Island for the use of their businesess for the two rest stops. And thanks to the Village Congregational Church of Whitinsville for the use of tables, chairs, coffee makers and other stuff. Seven Hills member Dennis Fitzgerald, doing business as Doctor Sox, sold cycling apparel at the start/finish.

 

10thGear will put its share of the proceeds toward next year’s summer bike trips for youth. Kids going into Grades 6-8 will bike a six-day loop from Whitinsville to Falmouth and back in July. Later that month, high schoolers will begin an 11-day bike tour in Niagara Falls, N.Y. In August, 10thGear will have a nine-day, self-contained tour featuring Hershey Park in Pennsylvania.



MAJOR TAYLOR CENTURY 2004


  The Major Taylor Century on Oct. 3 was a big success, with the sun shining all day on about 150 riders from at least four states who pedaled the three new Blackstone Valley routes devised by 10th Gear Christian Youth Cycling. Seven Hills Wheelmen member Arlen Hall, leader of 10th Gear, deserves heaps of praise for coordinating the event.

 
Photos are at http://www.ltolman.org/majortaylorcentury2004.htm .

 
Typical of the club’s “invitational” centuries, most of the riders were not Seven Hills members. Of 157 registrants, 24 were either Seven Hills or 10th Gear members. More than half the riders chose the 100-mile route, and about a quarter each did the metric century and the quarter century.

 
Net proceeds totaled $1,558, and this was divided per agreement as follows: 10th Gear, 75 percent; Seven Hills Wheelmen, 15 percent; Major Taylor Association, 10 percent. Next year’s 10th Gear bike trips include a 6-day loop trip in July from Whitinsville to Portsmouth, N.H., for youths entering Grades 6, 7 and 8. In August, the 10th Gear high schoolers will take a chartered bus to Montreal or Quebec City and bike back to Whitinsville in 11 or 12 days.

 
Besides recruiting and managing an enthusiastic crew of volunteers from 10th Gear, coordinator Arlen Hall had a hand in making the cue sheets and painting arrows on the route, setting up online registration on the 10th Gear web site, assisting with publicity, getting the food, setting up and cleaning up. Other kudos go to 10th Gear volunteers Bob Yates and Gary Rice, who both helped with signs, route markings and cue sheets; sign makers Karen Snow and Andrew Rice; rest stop volunteers Lone, Henrik and Thomas Krarup; Lee Burdos; Gary and Andrew Rice; Rose, Brandon and Chris Hall; Dean Rheaume; Mark Moraweic, and Donna Leard; registration people Rose Hall and Traci Dube; food person Rose Hall; setup crew Matt and Ryan White, Bob Yates, Arlen & Rose Hall and Traci Dube; cleanup crew Mark Moraweic, Donna Leard, and Arlen & Rose Hall. Lynne Tolman of Seven Hills Wheelmen and Spaulding Aldrich of the Blackstone Valley Heritage Homecoming Committee did publicity. Seven Hills treasurer Teri Lema did bookkeeping.

 
Seven Hills member Dennis Fitzgerald, doing business as Doctor Sox, sold cycling apparel at the start/finish. American Express Financial Services raffled off a bike helmet (the winner was Richard Bean) and a bike computer (the winner was Michelle Piselli), and the Major Taylor Association sold posters.

 
Rest stop locations were provided by Whittier Farms, 86 Douglas Road, Sutton, and Glendale Oil Service, Old Victory Highway, Glendale, R.I. A very special thank you goes to Charles Thompson, director of the Whitin Commmunity Center, for providing facilities at the start/finish. Coffee makers, tables and other equipment was provided by the Village Congregational Church of Whitinsville. Arlen Hall also sends thanks to the many members of Seven Hills Wheelmen who provided suggestions and advice on the event.



MAJOR TAYLOR CENTURY 2003

How did it go on Sept. 28? It rained. A total of 34 riders braved the elements. Everyone got wet. It was fairly warm, though. Several riders completed the metric century, while some riders familiar with the area cut it short by taking a direct route back to Finn Park in Rutland from the Petersham Common rest stop.

 
“Not one rider complained about the rain, and every person had a smile on his face when he returned,” said Seven Hills Wheelmen’s Andrea Kaufman, coordinator of the Major Taylor Century. “They were just happy to be out cycling.”

 
Andrea had help from numerous other volunteers who also earned thanks for various tasks before, during and after the century: Robert Dubin, Mike Duclos, Dick McNamara, Don Ekross, Mike Bordogna, Chris Fuhrmann, Mike Blaney, Kim McCoy, Tom Swenson, Steve and Barb Fuller, Barry Cole, Sue Hall, Paul Miller, Peter Howard, and Lynne Tolman.

 
In addition, volunteers from 10th Gear Christian Youth Cyclists in Whitinsville donated PowerBars and PowerGel and cheerfully manned the rest stops: Arlen Hall, Rose Hall , Brandon Hall, Kim Russell and Carrie Walker. Seven Hills Wheelmen thanked them with a $175 donation toward their upcoming trips (see www.10thgear.com ).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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