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Michael Donofrio, the founder and lead guide of Vertical World Adventures, maneuvers his limbs up vertical surfaces of all shapes and sizes. Since 1996, he has guided thousands of people on ice, rock, and mountaineering trips to destinations as close as Crow Hill in Leominster State Forest and as remote as the far-flung mountains of the American West. No matter the theme or location of the exhibition, Michael and his team of seasoned guides have successfully guided outdoor adventure trips for people of all ages and experience levels. In addition to plotting trips and staying safe, guides also make sure that their charges have the skills to surmount even the craggiest cliffs through a full slate of climbing classes. Scaled for all experience levels, classes focus on overcoming challenges and improving communication skills. Popular courses include Basic Mountaineering, Learn to Ice Climb Locally, and Self-Rescue Skills, which imparts techniques for escaping the belay and using prusiks to ascend the rope.
592 Southwest Cutoff
Worcester,
MA
US
A relaxing day on the water shouldn’t be marred by the inconvenience of transporting bulky watercraft. Worcester Kayak Rentals maximizes customers’ leisure time by delivering its kayaks, standup paddleboards, and pedal boats to launch sites such as Webster Lake, Rutland State Park, and Douglas State Forest. Customers with a roof rack and proper tie downs can also pick up their rentals at the shop. The staffers pay close attention to customer safety, providing US Coast Guard–approved life vests with each rental and carefully inspecting each vessel for damage and stowaway mallards.
Grove St. and Barnstable Rd.
Worcester,
MA
US
The racket-wielding teachers at Worcester County Afterschool Tennis help players develop proper fundamental technique so they can deliver smashing forehand volleys, blistering backhand returns, and a reliable serve. Lessons match up to six players with one of the outfit's 30 instructors, which allows for ample personal attention and the chance to learn to return five serves at once. Lessons occur Monday through Thursday, with kids' lessons scheduled all day in accordance with demand and adult lessons scheduled in the evenings.
10 North Lake Avenue
Worcester,
MA
US
Fritz's Bicycle Shop is a full-service repair and retail location that caters to the needs of everyone from casual riders to experienced enthusiasts. The store's selection includes parts, accessories, and apparel in addition to new and gently used road, hybrid, mountain, and BMX bikes suitable for visitors of all ages. Whether they are performing a basic repair or a heavy-duty tune-up, the technicians specialize in getting customers back out on the streets or trails as soon as possible.
328 W Boylston St.
Worcester,
MA
US
Salsa Storm Dance Studio can trace its origins back to one man's curiosity. Director Ray Gonzalez took a salsa class in 2001 and was immediately taken by the passion that comes with the dance style. He opened his own studio six years later, where he now works to foster a salsa community. Classes include beginner, intermediate, and advanced salsa, as well as Zumba and martial-arts fitness sessions.
9 Harrison St
Worcester,
MA
US
The expert caretakers at Barney's Bicycle refurbish bedraggled bikes with a comprehensive, tires-to-handlebars tune-up. With the surgical precision of Doogie Howser, friendly staffers recalibrate wheels to cure listing bikes, adjust brakes and derailleurs, check the bearings, and test out tire pressure. Up-tuners also perform holistic restorations including bicycle tightening and adjustment, general lubrication, and cleansing frames of common contaminants such as gravel dust, mud, and earthworm stowaways. Groupon–holding cyclists can also receive a 10% discount on all over-the-counter two-wheeler essentials, such as gimmick horns and handlebar-mounted convection ovens.
165 Chandler St
Worcester,
MA
US