2017 GSW Social Information & Schedule

Meetings are 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.

- September 11, 2017, 7:15 PM ; Ride and Social Meeting; Concord Crossing Social Meeting with an orientation ride, and one for more experienced people who want to ride a longer distance.

The first group at 5:30 and will cover approximately 15-18 miles riding at a 14-16 mph pace.

The orientation ride will start at 5:45 p.m. after a quick safety check. Wear comfortable clothes and bring your bike and a helmet for this low-key ride. It will be slow-paced and safe with experienced riders helping you along. We will all stay together. Great place to ride with a group and help you build confidence.

We can all get back together at 7:15 for some food and social time. Start time for the meeting might vary a bit depending on the pace of the riders.  The start and finish location is Concord Crossing.

- October 15, 2017 , A fun end of the season meeting /event at Donna Hepp and Jeff McKillip’s home located at 181 Leavitt Rd., Belmont, NH an annual tradition for them. Come for a scenic bike ride starting at 10:00 a.m. Cue sheets will be available for rides of varying distances. 

After the ride, share in the apple harvest from their small orchard, help hand press apple cider and take part in a BBQ and bluegrass music.  You can pick apples from 10-2 pm. The barbeque and music will be from 1-3 p.m.

Come rain or shine (the cider-making, music, and BBQ came indoors last year). The Club will be providing food but feel free to bring along a dish if you like.

Contact Donna at dhepp3@gmail.com, if you plan to attend or would like more information. Driving directions at Special Events
Please RSVP by October 10th.

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: GSW-office@comcast.net, or call 603-898-5479.

We hope to see you soon!
GSW Board of Directors

SHC-NNE Office Directions

From Interstate 93 Northbound
From I-93 heading north, take exit 17 (Penacook/Boscawen Exit). At the top of the exit ramp, merge right onto US 4 west. Proceed 1/2 mile and turn left at the Mobil station onto Whitney Road. The entrance to the office is on the right, and designated by a large granite post with a "2". Enter the facility through the main entrance. 

From Interstate 93 Southbound
From I-93 heading south, take exit 17. At the top of the exit ramp, merge right onto US 4 west. Proceed a few hundred yards and turn left at the Mobil station nto Whitney Road. The entrance to the office is on the right, and designated by a large granite post with a "2". Enter the facility through the main entrance.

Note: For those arriving by bicycle, Concord Crossing is 3 miles southeast from the southern terminus of the Northern Rail Trail at the Jamie Welch Memorial field.

Candidates for GSW 2018 Board and Committees
Effective August 1, 2017

Election to be held at the general meeting on October 15, 2017.

Welcome New Rides Coordinator!

The GSW has a new Rides Coordinator! The Board welcomes Mark St. Denis of Portsmouth as he assumes this important bi-monthly role for the rest of 2017 and for 2018. He will be in contact with current ride leaders to gather inputs for upcoming rides to be printed in Pedal Talk then follow through with the verification process before the ride schedule is finalized. Please assist Mark by planning your rides and listed leaders in advance of Pedal Talk deadlines. Mark’s name and contact info will appear in every Pedal Talk, but for quick reference in case you wish to send him a “welcome note” he can be reached at markst@markstdenis.com or (860) 326-6776.

Note: For now at least, Mark will be handling the ride schedule, not the Club Ride with GPS account or maintaining the posted routes. We don’t want to scare him away! Please continue to send your favorite routes and questions to Dave Topham at GSW-Office@comcast.net or (603) 898-5479.

Position Person
President: Mark MacKenzie
Vice President Phil Rose
Recording Secretary Dave Topham
Social Secretary (Open)
Treasurer Theresa Gerossie
Standing Committees:  
Memberships/Office Dave Topham and
Judi Hull
Club Mileage and Commuting Mileage Hetty Andrews
Banquet and Awards Phil Rose
Rides Coordinator Mark St. Denis
Charity and Invitational Laurie Daley
Weekend Events Marguerite Orazi
Publicity (Open)
Merchandising (Open)
Newsletter Mailing Dave Topham
Newsletter Editor Laurie Daley
Web Publisher Barbara Amos
Safety and Education Bill Fisk
Seacoast Century General Coordinator Donna Hepp
Seacoast Century Volunteer Coordinator Mark Mackenzie

Granite State Wheelmen