Please read message from the president below.
* * * * * * Welcome to Pequot Cyclists 2021* * * * * *

Our Mission

A Recreational Bicycling Club:

Promotes Activity
Inspires Healthy Lifestyles
Builds a Bicycling Community

The Pequot Cyclists Club is a non-profit, all-volunteer bicycling club centered in southeastern Connecticut (New London County).

The Pequot Cyclists inspire a healthy lifestyle through weekly bicycle rides and off-season outdoor activities.  We build a bicycling community through fitness and social activities where new members are welcomed and friendships formed.

We invite you to ride with us to see if we meet your cycling needs. Rides are open to anyone with a bicycle and wearing a helmet.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

We  invite you to ride with us to see if we meet your cycling needs. Rides are open to anyone with a bicycle and wearing a helmet.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Message From the President:

Greetings Pequots,

I hope you’re all getting out there to ride in the lovely warm weather! We have some good news that we can’t wait to share with you… We are starting up our ride schedule as of May 16! There will be some guidelines and restrictions, which I’m sure you would expect, and I hope you will agree to follow if you choose to ride with the club. 

WHEN: 
Sunday rides will start May 16
Wednesday rides will start May 19

REQUIREMENTS:  
1) All riders must provide their name and phone number on a signup/waiver sheet with every ride. This not only serves to cover us for those who have neglected to sign the waiver for 2021, but also provides the ability to contact trace should someone report in as Covid positive after a ride. Ride starters will request that anyone who does test positive within 10 days of a ride to notify a board member so that we can support contact tracing with the local health district by providing the ride signup sheet. 

2) All riders must wear a mask at the start and finish of every ride, and any time they are closer than 6′ to each other.

3) Riders agree to ride in groups of 5-6, with 6′ distance between them.

4) Wednesday rides will be followed by an optional picnic in an open area (like a park), not in a restaurant. You are encouraged to patronize local restaurants for takeout, but we won’t be reserving tables, inside or out. 

5) We are tentatively planning our Club Picnic for July 11, moving the ride and location to Washington Park in Groton (we could not get the permit for Fort Shantok). Please note that it will be BYO-Picnic – no sharing food, no grills, just hanging out together after the rides. Other social events are TBD; we’ll see how it goes. 

6) These guidelines apply to everyone, vaccinated or not. Depending on comfort level, members may choose not to ride, or not to join post-ride picnics. Social distancing applies to picnics as well. 

The ride schedule will be posted on the website, with links to the Ride with GPS files for the ride sheet. Given our late start, we really appreciate if you could contact Brian or Mike to volunteer to start a ride as soon as possible. 

If you have been waiting to see when the club would restart the schedule to renew your membership – it’s TIME! Please renew and sign the waiver before you show up at a ride. 

The board will meet on May 4, so if you’d like to join the meeting, or have any questions, please reach out to a board member in advance. 

Thank you all so very much for your patience! I am so excited to get rolling again!

Shelley Reuben

riders loving life in front of lighthouse