2011 King's Tour of the Quabbin
June 12, 2011 -- Rutland, Mass.

A total of 109 riders bicycled 62, 100 or 125 miles around the Quabbin Reservoir, a pristine jewel in the heart of Massachusetts, with the Seven Hills Wheelmen, on the King's Tour of the Quabbin on June 12, 2011. It was rainy at the start, and cool all day, but cyclists had dry roads for most of the ride.

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Club prez Peter Howard is one of the first to sign in at Naquag Elementary School with registration volunteers Jim S. and Neal A. Jim and Neal sign in another rider. Happy Birthday, Jim!
John D. directs arriving riders and hands out fliers for the George Street Bike Challenge (July 24) and the Major Taylor Century
(Oct. 2)

7HW member Mason F. warms up for the double metric. The brand name of his rain pants says it all: Showers Pass.

7HW member Arlen will ride the metric century. He already led a cross-country bike tour this spring.

Sag driver Oliver does some heavy lifting.
Oliver is always smiling.
Reflective stripes on the back are a good thing on a drizzly morning.
Which bike is Mike R. going to ride?
More smiles
Peter H. (blue jacket), Steve D. (yellow jersey) and buddies are ready to ride 100.
Puddle-perfect footwear. Do those boots have Shimano cleats?
Ready to roll. Front row, from left: Gary T., Darvin, Mike L., Frank, and Bill M. In back, Jim S. & Shirley.  Another group starts off.
Pumping up the tires
Somewhere out there
At the first rest stop, Gate 43A in Hardwick, volunteers Dana & Marianne do their best to feed the riders but not the mosquitoes. 
Bill M., Mike L. and Gary T. at mile 22.
Brendon mans the rest stop on Petersham Common.
PBJ, anyone?
The last leg starts with a downhill on East Street out of Petersham Center.
 Photos by Lynne
and Oliver
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