August 2005
Bicycling & more in Central Massachusetts & beyond
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As always, call the leader if the weather conditions are questionable, or if you have other questions. Ride category explanation.

NEXT NEWSLETTER DEADLINE
Sunday, August 14, is the deadline for the September newsletter. If you can lead a bike ride, hike or other activity in September, submit the details by midnight Aug. 14 to Lynne Tolman,
LTolman@LTolman.org, 508-831-0301.


Recurring Rides

Wednesday Outdoor Workouts, Easy Monday Evening Rides, Easy C Rider


Saturday, August 6
Saturday, August 13
Sunday, August 21
Activity: Road ride, D, 18 miles
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Mass Central Rail Trail parking lot, Wachusett Street, Rutland
Leaders: Paul Miller, 508-853-5593, & Sue Hall,
shall7@earthlink.net ,508-886-4061

An easy-paced ride on paved roads with one serious hill and a rest stop at Calico & Creme in Hubbardston. The starting point on Wachusett Street in Rutland is 200-300 yards west of the blinking light on Route 68. Same ride Aug. 13 and 21, too.


Sunday, August 7
Activity: Road ride, 45 miles, C+
Location: Paxton Center School, Route 31, Paxton
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Leader: Pete Banach,
banach331@charter.net , 508-887-2656

Ride out from Paxton, thru the Brookfields, up to South Barre and back. Going to try to find some nice back roads we haven’t travel on before and some we have. I haven’t worked out the exact route but it should be around 45 miles.

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Friday, August 12
Activity: Open Shop & Club Social
Location: Barney's Bicycle, 165 Chandler St., Worcester
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Leader: Peter Howard, 508-799-BIKE,
barneysbicycle@rcn.com

Bring your bike for free service and/or maintenance lessons and/or use of the work area and tools at Seven Hills Wheelmen president Pete Howard's bike store. Work space is limited to six bikes, but there's no limit on the number of people (Seven Hills Wheelmen MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS). Club members who know a thing or two about using a wrench are welcome to help teach as well. The usual Seven Hills member discount of 10 percent will be increased to 20 percent for over-the-counter parts on this night only. Refreshments will be served.


Saturday, August 13
Activity: Road ride, D, 18 miles
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Mass Central Rail Trail parking lot, Wachusett Street, Rutland
Leaders: Paul Miller, 508-853-5593, & Sue Hall,
shall7@earthlink.net , 508-886-4061

An easy-paced ride on paved roads with one serious hill and a rest stop at Calico & Creme in Hubbardston. The starting point on Wachusett Street in Rutland is 200-300 yards west of the blinking light on Route 68. Next time this ride will be on a Sunday, Aug. 21.


Saturday, August 13
Activity: Road ride, A/B, 25 miles
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Barney’s Bicycle, 165 Chandler St., Worcester
Leader: Peter Howard,
barneysbicycle@rcn.com , 508-799-BIKE

A fast-paced ride, averaging about 18 mph. We’ll do it again Aug. 28.

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Tuesday, Aug. 16
Activity: Mountain bike ride, advanced terrain
Time: Carpool at 6:15 p.m. from Barney’s or meet on site (call leader for directions)
Location: Millbury power lines
Leader: Peter Howard,
barneysbicycle@rcn.com, 508-799-BIKE


Saturday, August 20
Activity: Road ride, B, 28 or 38 miles
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine,
Administration Building, Route 30, North Grafton
Leader: Lynne Tolman, 508-831-0301,
ltolman@ltolman.org

Grafton, Westboro, Northboro and Berlin, with an optional 10-mile extension into Bolton. Both routes feature the relentless Green Street hill in Northboro, followed by a snack stop at Tougas Farm.

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Sunday, August 21
Activity: Road ride, B, 60 miles
Location: Naquag Elementary School, Route 122A (Main Street),Rutland
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Leader: Bill Meduski,
bmeduski@rcn.com , 508-756-2122

A scenic ride that goes through Templeton, Petersham and Hardwick. A cue sheet and map will be provided, so everyone can ride at their own pace.


Sunday, August 21
Activity: Road ride, D, 18 miles
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Mass Central Rail Trail parking lot, Wachusett Street, Rutland
Leaders: Paul Miller, 508-853-5593, & Sue Hall,
shall7@earthlink.net , 508-886-4061

An easy-paced ride on paved roads with one serious hill and a rest stop at Calico & Creme in Hubbardston. The starting point on Wachusett Street in Rutland is 200-300 yards west of the blinking light on Route 68.


Saturday, August 27
Activity: Road ride, A/B, 25 miles
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Barney’s Bicycle, 165 Chandler St., Worcester
Leader: Peter Howard,
barneysbicycle@rcn.com , 508-799-BIKE

A fast-paced ride, averaging about 18 mph.

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MAJOR TAYLOR CENTURY
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
www.10thgear.com/mtreg.htm

Oct. 2 -- MAJOR TAYLOR CENTURY. Bicycle 25, 62 or 100 miles from Whitinsville, Mass., with 10th Gear Christian Youth Cycling and the Seven Hills Wheelmen. Contact Arlen & Rose Hall, 508-234-9945, mtc@10thGear.com .Volunteers are needed to stage this event. Please contact Arlen & Rose if you can help.

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