Join us for the 44th
Annual Seacoast Century with two days of great rides (25,50, 65 and
100 miles) along the scenic New England coast. RideHeadquarters HamptonBeach State Park's
South Pavilion in NH where you can check in early on Friday from
or Saturday and Sunday morning starting at . Discounted fee for early registration.
New this year, our full Century route
includes a loop through Eliot, Maine along the PiscataquaRiver.
To support families, riders 15 and under are half-price. First-time Century Riders receive recognition and awards.
Click the link below
for our March - April Rides Summary
Please email the GSW Office for a listing so you
can try our rides, then join the club !
2017 GSW Social Information & Schedule
normally planned for once a month from 7-9 p.m. The agenda is flexible but usually follows some basic guidelines:
Introduction of all attendees
Brief review of recent and upcoming GSW events
Update on BWA-NH bicycling advocacy and education efforts
Short program on bike maintenance, products, nutrition, cycling tips,etc.
Question and answer period
Social time to “mix and mingle”
Free snack items including pizza are provided by the GSW.
Mark your calendars and join us for a full season of interesting meetings in different places. Please see our listing of GSW Sponsors for exact locations and phone numbers.
March 13, Goodales in Hooksett
Topic: All you every wanted to know about your bike GPS . The shop will do a workshop on the use of GPS devices . Great chance to ask questions about your unit and one you might like to buy .
Something new this meeting . How about a free bike fit . We will be raffling off one at this meeting . The winner will be expected to bring their bike to the April meeting . Jason from Goodales will fit the winner bike and explain the elements of a good fit and why it is important
April 10, Goodales in Hooksett
Topic: What are the elements of a proper fit. The winner of the raffle from the March meeting will have a basic fit done and Jason will demonstrate how this is done and the advantages of a good fitting bike.
Ideas for agenda items / speakers for the Social Information Meetings are always welcome.
As for all GSW general meetings, members and guests are welcome to socialize, meet Board members and ride leaders, learn more about the club, and enjoy some free snacks.
For more information about a meeting or the club in general, contact the Granite State Wheelmen at: GSWfirstname.lastname@example.org,
or call 603-898-5479.
We hope to see you soon!
GSW Board of Directors
Off-Season Pizza Parties for Salem Area GSW Members
Starting on November 1, Salem-area GSW members and guests are encouraged to meet twice a month through the winter on the first and third Tuesdays, 6:00 PM, at the Route 97 House of Pizza, 11 Ayers Village Road, Methuen MA. The shop is located beside Dunkin’ Donuts and is the starting point for all Tuesday evening leisurely rides in Methuen, just across the street from Salem. The last gathering for the “off-season” pizza parties will be April 4, 2017. (The weekly Methuen evening rides start on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.)
Reservations are not required, but if severe weather or travel conditions you might call Dave Topham at 603.898.9926 to learn if the pizza party is on or off. For about $5.00, you can eat, have a few laughs, and swap some stories. Bring a friend along and join our informal little party!
Board Members Needed
Are you interested in cycling? Would you like to help bring more awareness to the public about cycling and bicycling safety?
We are currently seeking more interested candidates to join our board and the open positions we have are below. Let us know if you are interested in volunteering.
OFFICERS: Social Secretary
STANDING COMMITTEES: Publicity, Rides Coordinator
For more information email the GSW office at: GSW-Office@comcast.net
Here's how YOU can join the conversation:
Our Facebook page and other social media are up and running with many interesting postings already. Your involvement on our various social media platforms helps GSW make a difference. Please like, share, tag and submit pictures from your rides, etc.
How do you like to receive our bi-monthly GSW Pedal Talk newsletter?
Options are available for 1 and 3 year memberships.
1 year memberships $15.00 Electronic Pedal Talk newsletter via email
$25.00 Printed Pedal Talk newsletter via USPS “snail mail”
$25.00 Dual Delivery option
3 year memberships $40.00 Electronic Pedal Talk newsletter via email
$70.00 Printed Pedal Talk newsletter via USPS “snail mail”
$70.00 Dual Delivery option
Some people don’t want anything on paper but rather like the speed of email delivery, lower cost, and wish to be as “green” as possible. About 70% of the GSW has now “gone electronic.”
Other people “hate” email, don’t use a computer, want nothing to do with the Internet, and/or like the convenience of taking the paper version of Pedal Talk with them wherever they go.
Some members have expressed an interest in receiving both versions of Pedal Talk delivered for on-line reference and having the paper newsletter on the coffee table, in their car, or wherever. This “dual delivery” option is available at no extra cost above the normal “paper rate.” If you are interested in this option and are currently receiving the paper Pedal Talk via mail, just let me know and I will code your membership record accordingly. Anyone joining the GSW or renewing their membership at the $25.00 / $70.00 “paper rate” should request the “dual delivery” option if interested.
We aim to please our members, so “have it your way!”
With more and more people using the rail trails in New Hampshire thanks to on-going development and a lot of hard work by volunteers, we hear of incidents which make biking or walking on the trails less than the best experience. Sometimes guidelines are posted at trailheads, parking lots, etc. but they are commonly not seen or ignored if they are seen and read – unfortunately. The following list has been compiled from various on-line sources and might provide some guidance for the next time you are using a rail trail – or at least you could tell someone else about established guidelines. Just like on-road cycling, a little common sense and courtesy goes a long way! See Tidbits page
Our Pedal Talk Editor, Laurie Daley is also a certified Yoga Instructor! Click HERE for more information
Click on the rides links above or select the category of your choice in the left-hand column then join the fun! Are you wondering how to get started with the GSW? Check out the "Where Do I Start?" page for some suggestions. Please view our Meetings page. Once you see everything offered by the GSW you may just wish to join the club for only $15.00 a ear. Click over to the Memberships page to read more about the club. Check
out our many rides and events
including some local bicycling news and non-bicycling activities
listed on our Special Events,
Weekend Events, and "Tid-Bits"
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