15th annual

King's Tour of the Quabbin

June 4, 2005 Rutland, Mass. 

The Seven Hills Wheelmen welcomed 261 bicyclists
to this century (112 riders), metric century (111 riders) and double metric century (38 riders).
Facts & figures
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Bald eagles
are making a comeback
at Quabbin Reservoir.
An eaglet was hatched
April 9, 2005,
at nearby Barton Island.
Eagle facts, photos & EagleCam.
Cyclists earn a great view of the reservoir
from the tower in Quabbin Park.
Justin signs in riders at the start at Naquag Elementary School in Rutland.
Justin and Pete H. (el presidente)
Fran H. (sag driver)
Bill & Gina, ready to roll 
Andrea and Pete H.
Greg and Lorraine
Marty guarding the watermelons
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Got pics from the ride? E-mail them to Lynne if you want them posted here.
Thank you to Oliver T., Todd D., Dave L. and Pete B. for the photos above.
Many thanks to all the Seven Hills Wheelmen volunteers who made this ride happen:
Andrea K., coordinator;
Fran H., sag driver; Oliver T. and Ed W., rest stops;
Carrie T., Justin D., Pete H., Russ W., Arlen H., Don E., registration and parking;
Bob N., Laurie M., Tom R., Bill D., Fran B., route marking;
Sue H., Lynne T., cue sheets;  Lynne T., Dennis F., Oliver T., publicity;
Paul M., Robert D., cleanup.
Thanks also go to Clif Read at the Quabbin; the Naquag Elementary School custodian;
and Thom Ward at Worcester Fitness for donating energy bars.
Quabbin 2005 story (T&G)
Quabbin 2004 pictures     Quabbin 2004 story (T&G)
Quabbin 2003 pictures
Quabbin 2000 pictures
Quabbin 1995 story (T&G)
King's Tour of the Quabbin cue sheets: 62 | 100 | 125
Elevation profiles: 100 | 125
Map of 2000 century route
Note: Cue sheets and elevation profiles are from the routes used in 2003 and 2004.
In 2005, detours to avoid construction on Route 122 added some climbing.
Pete B. reported total elevation gain of 4340 feet on the metric century,
and Bill D. reported 7635 feet of climbing on the 100-mile route. Bill D.'s data is here.
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