Haley Farm Hike Saturday November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, 10 AM – Groton, CT

Haley FarmMerritt Family Farm (a GOSA property) via 5.2 mile loop hike. Easy to slightly moderate terrain.

Meet: Haley Farm State Park,24 Haley Farm Lane, Groton, CT 06340

Please arrive at 9:45 am for a prompt start at 10:00 a.m.

Leader: Cathryn Dolan 860-514-5847

Heavy rain or hazardous driving conditions cancel; bring water and snacks as desired

Election of Officers Slated for December 4, 2019

The Pequot Cyclists will conduct the biennial election of club officers on December 4, 2019. The election will be held during our annual Holiday Party at Mystic Aquarium. The list of candidates is as follows:

             ·Shelley Reuben– President
            · Tony Quatroche– Vice President
            · Lorraine Waring– Secretary
            · Vic Zielinski– Treasurer

ADDITIONAL NOMINATIONS FOR ANY OFFICE MAY BE PLACED BEFORE THE MEMBERSHIP AT THE MEETING BY ANY MEMBER. They must be submitted in writing to the secretary at least 10 days prior to the biennial meeting. Be prepared to have the nomination seconded at the meeting so that the nominee can be included in the voting.
            The last date to deliver nominations to the secretary is November 25, 2019. Send the nominations to Pequot Cyclists, P.O. Box 1015, Waterford, CT 06385.

            The club thanks Jim Zito for serving as Treasurer for the past 16 years, and we appreciate that Vic Zielinski has volunteered to run for that office.

October 2019 Newsletter

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Join our Club Meetings 1st Tuesday Each Month 700PM  @ East Lyme Library  
39 E Society Rd, Niantic, CT 06357

Next Meeting @ the Library:  5 November

Wednesday 4 December is the club Annual Meeting at Mystic Aquarium 6PM 
VOLUNTEER(S) NEEDED 
1.  Winter Events Coordinator.  Plan or coordinate hiking and other club events during the off-season (fall, winter, early spring).  Draft and provide emails for club distribution with event details. Update club website and calendar with event information.                         
2. Pequot Cyclists E-Newsletter.  Contact Laura O’Connell if interested laura.oconnell@att.net or 860-319-6439 The monthly electronic newsletter is done via Mailchimp and electronic distribution.   
3.  Social Media – This new position manages Facebook, Instagram, and Strava’s Pequot groups, Also included is posting events (announcement prior, pictures and recap after), cycling info and tips.  Coordinates with webmaster and communications as needed.  Thanks Josh Jordan for taking on this newest role and doing such a great job.    

Welcome to the newest New Pequot Cyclists
We look forward to seeing you on the road, the trails, and special events“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930), author of Sherlock Holmes   
Annual Deb Kalwara Hike 
 26 October 2019 
10AM
Each year the Pequot Cyclists conduct a hike to honor and remember our friend, Deb Kalwara. This year, as in the past, the hike will be held at Mashamoquet Brook State Park (Wolf Den State Park) in Pomfret, CT.  The hike will be on Saturday, October 26th 2019 at 10 am. We will meet at the parking lot at the Park Office. This is about a 4.5 mile moderate hike. Hiking footwear recommended.After the hike we will have lunch at the Vanilla Bean Restaurant if you are interested.Directions from South: Take Rte 395 north to Exit 41. Turn left onto Route 101 west. Follow Route 101 for approximately 5 miles to Wolf Den Drive, which is on the left just before the intersection with Rte 44. (If you get to Rte 44 you have gone too far.) If using GPS put Wolf Den Drive, Pomfret, CT as the destination. Follow Wolf Den Drive until you see the parking area on the left. This is the same starting place as in previous years.It has been 10 years since Deb’s passing. She was a great friend to many of us. Her family appreciates that we hold this hike in her honor every year. It is always heartwarming to see her children and especially to see her grandchildren as they grow up. Please join us if you can.Contact Jim or Maureen at 860-705-7776 if you have any questions. Membership Application AND Renewal Form  @ IM Athlete
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Forward this email or member information to anyone who might want to join. Upcoming Social Events+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Annual Holiday Party and Annual Meeting:  4 December 2019
This is an election year for this meeting too. 
Mystic Aquarium   Cost: $38.00 pp
A detailed EMAIL will be sent early November with more information
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Spring Fling Dance & Volunteer Recognition
May 9 2020

American Legion, York Street , Niantic CT 

Come celebrate ourselves/our Members/our fun in keeping Pequot Cyclists great
++++++++++++++++++++++++++October Spooktacular Stuff 

General New London County Information  
https://www.damnedct.com/connecticut-halloween-events#newlondon
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26 October      1st Ever Kid’s Electric Bike Test Ride & Halloween Event, New London
https://www.facebook.com/events/2411327815853486/
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Bike Newport RI   ANNUAL TOUR DE FRIGHT 2019, Tuesday Oct 30th
http://bikenewportri.org/annual-tour-de-fright-2019/
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Boston Halloween Bike Ride   https://halloweenbikeride.netOfficial starting location at Green St T Station in Jamaica Plain:
Thursday October 31st, 2019
Meet at 7:30 pm. We roll at 8:00 pm pronto!
Green St T station (Google Map), Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts—————————————————–
Visit New England  Halloween 2019 — Costume Parades, Pumpkin Carving, Jack O Lanterns https://www.visitnewengland.com/all/halloween-events/events/IMAthlete Update:  Our new electronic membership
Be Sure to Enroll Per Email Instruction from IMAthlete
If you did not get an email, Please check your SPAM folder
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If customer needs aren’t met after these trying to call or email those in the email, try this email rdsupport@imAthlete.com.  If this fails, then contact Cathyrn Dolan @ dolanc1@yahoo.com.
 Sunday Rides 2019For more information contact: Brian Maynard at brian_r_maynard@hotmail.com or 860-581-0734 & leave a message, Helmets are mandatory. Enjoy yourself out there.
Full and Concise 2019 Riding Schedule April to November (click to openOctober 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm        Ride #89 (S,L)
Niantic Municipal Parking Lot Methodist St, 8 Methodist Street Niantic, CT 06357
Meet: Municipal Parking Lot/ Methodist St/ Hope St Across from Niantic Bay Bicycle Shop
Distances: 32 / 23 miles
Ride Starter:  Sue Chadbourne   860-235-9163

November 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm      Ride # 108
Occum Commuter Parking Lot, 145 Taftville-Occum Rd Norwich
Meet: CPL, Exit 18 (old 83) off of I-395, Rte 97
Distances: 34.0 / 22.2 miles   Ride Starter: 
Denise Magario   david.magario@snet.com

November 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm     Ride # 208
This is the last planned/group 2019 Sunday ride
Groton Exit 88 CPL, 791 North Road Groton, 06340 United States
Meet: CPL, Exit 88, I-95, Rte 117, Groton
Ride 29.0 miles
Ride Starter:   Lorraine Waring      860-572-9202
 Print your own ride sheet
Sunday & Wednesday Ridesheets are Online at (click on link)        Ride Sheets Link-
For the MEMBERS ONLY password, contact the ride coordinator, membership chair, or a board member (see the bottom of this newsletter).

Important Papers & Information for Ride Starters: Log onto Ride Sheets Link here
PreRide Briefing to Review & Use 

Waiver:  Must be signed for all non members
Incident Report  
Tom Baker & Sue Chadbourne

Tom and Sue led wonderful and successful 9 week summer breakfast rides.  You and many others who volunteer their time and effort, make Pequot Cyclists so great.

We all hope you do this again next year.  Can’t wait for a super 2020 biking summer.  
 
IT”S TIME!!!!   FALL & WINTER EVENTS 

There is no current Fall/Winter Events Coordinator.   


If you’d like to do a club event or invite others to join you on your fall and winter activities (hiking, xcountry skiing, etc), consider sending an email invite through the club email, pequotcyclists2@gmail.com
Send a detailed email to the the email coordinator (see below).  Include all details:  date, time, directions, event, difficulty, and any other need to know information.



LOCAL RIDES:  
+++++++++++++++++++++++Mystic Cycle Centre Shop Rides: http://mysticcyclecentre.com/  
  Road Rides Sunday 9am Road Ride with Sean   “A” group averages 17 mph for 30-40 miles. “B” group averages 15 mph for 20-25 miles, no drop.
Tuesday 4:30pm Intermediate Road Ride with Rick:  April-September. Av 17+ mph for 30 miles.
Tuesday 5:30pm Road Ride with Laura  April-September. Av 15 mph for 20 to 25 miles, no drop.
Friday 7:30am Road Ride with Rick     Averages 17 mph for 30 miles.
 Mountain Bike Rides:Saturday 8am Beginner MTB Ride with Sean: This is a beginners MTB. We will ride at a steady pace stopping whenever needed to rest . We will meet at the Haley farm parking lot at 8 am Saturday mornings and ride for about an hour.
Thursday 5:30pm MTB with Chris  Woody Hill. Orange garments are required from September to February, April to May due to hunting seasons++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Niantic Bay Bicycles Shop Rides:
Thursday Mornings at 10am  8 METHODIST STREET    NIANTIC, CT 06357     860-691-0757
Meet at the shop every Thursday for a fun ride. This is a road ride at a moderate pace of about 13 to 14 mph. We will travel about 30 miles round-trip. The ride time is a little over two hours. Each week, we will try to pick up the pace. All riders welcome.Rain cancels
check Facebook/website for updates!  https://www.nianticbaybicycles.com/ 
Additional Bike Events and Tours @ https://www.nianticbaybicycles.com/rides-tours++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Morrissey Cycles   http://morrisseycycles.com/events/     151 Boston Post Road, Old Lyme, Connecticut     860-434-1700
Every Sunday – 7:15 AM  CycleCross    This is a no drop ride.  Check out our website for other local rides sponsored by bike shops, our club, and more when we get the information++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Sunshine Cycles, Colchester CT on the Airline Trail  http://www.sunshinecycleworks.com/home.html
See the Facebook page for scheduled events, running and bicycling:
https://www.facebook.com/events/529215927475418/
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B
rumble Bikes, Westerly  8am rides on Saturdays.  Email the Shop to see if they will be riding.
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Pedal Power :
four locations (Essex, Middletown, Vernon, Berlin)  each having rides of all levels
Road Rides and Off Road Rides    https://www.pedalpowerct.com/about/weekly-group-rides-pg486.htm
Ride with GPS for Pedal Power:  https://ridewithgps.com/users/36819/routesFarmington Valley Trail : Maps & Information
https://www.farmingtoncanalheritagetrail.com/the-ultimate-farmington-canal-heritage-trail-map-and-farmington-river-trail-map-scrollable-zoomable-mobile-friendly/

 East Coast Greenway Connecticut  https://www.greenway.org/states/connecticut
Check out places/new routes in your state/region
Bike Walk CT  http://www.bikewalkct.org/bike-to-work-2017.html
The league of American Bicyclists  http://bikeleague.org/bikemonthConnecticut Bike Routes  http://www.ctbikeroutes.org/filter.php
Best bike rides in CT   www.ctbike.com
Best Bike Rides:  Many Ways to Go in CT  http://www.ctvisit.com/articles/best-bike-rides-many-ways-go
Map My Ride:  GPS    www.mapmyrides.org/us/ct
Electric Boat Cycling/Routes:    http://www.ebac.us/cycling/rideschedule.html
Bike New England    https://bikenewengland.com/bicycle-rides-in-connecticut-2/
Bike New England Has Rides Resources for CT, Maine, MA, New Hampshir,e New York, Rhode Island and VermontBike Newport:      http://bikenewportri.org/about-bike-newport 
Newport Rhode Island Maps and Tours       http://bikenewportri.org/maps-and-rides/
RI Bridges Rides Verrazono and Pell Bridges  tp Newport Saturdays June to Mid October   CHECK SCHEDULE @  http://ribridgebikeshuttle.com/#section1
Bike Rhode Island:
  http://www.dot.ri.gov/community/bikeri/
&10 Best Rides in RI   https://www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com/8-best-bike-routes-in-rhode-island/

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Join our Club Meetings
1st Tuesday Each Month
700PM  @ East Lyme Library  
39 E Society Rd, Niantic, CT 06357

       Next Meetings:  17 September, 1 October
VOLUNTEER(S) NEEDED 
1.  Winter Events Coordinator.  Plan or coordinate hiking and other club events during the off-season (fall, winter, early spring).  Draft and provide emails for club distribution with event details. Update club website and calendar with event information.                         
2. Pequot Cyclists E-Newsletter.  Contact Laura O’Connell if interested laura.oconnell@att.net or 860-319-6439 The monthly electronic newsletter is done via Mailchimp and electronic distribution.   
3.  Treasurer – Keep the accounts – tracks income, expenses, issue reimbursement, report activity in monthly board meeting, annual account audit.  Accounts are online, can be tracked electronically, issue payments via bill pay & automated deposits.  Thanks Jim Zito for your 16 YEARS as our treasurer.  Jim and Shelley will train any volunteers for this role.  
4.  Communications – Focal point for any club messages needing to be distributed via email. Maintains club email distribution list. Directs any incoming messages to appropriate party.   Back up persons help as needed.  Thanks Gretchen Glaub for your continued volunteerism in so many roles.  Gretchen will help any interested volunteers to take on this role.  
5.  Social Media – This new position manages Facebook, Instagram, and Strava’s Pequot groups, Also included is posting events (announcement prior, pictures and recap after), cycling info and tips.  Coordinates with webmaster and communications as needed.  Thanks Josh Jordan for taking on this newest role and doing such a great job.   
 
Welcome to the newest New Pequot Cyclists
None I know of in August.  Keep inviting family, friends, and others you meet in your travels
.......Two wheels, two pedals....NO LIMITS .....Enjoy the ride.....
Membership Application AND Renewal Form  @ IM Athlete
(click to open)
Forward this email or member information to anyone who might want to join. 
Upcoming Social Events
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Annual Holiday Party and Annual Meeting:  4 December 2019
This is an election year for this meeting too. 
Mystic Aquarium   Cost: $38.00 pp
See Future Newsletters/Emails for more information
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Spring/April or May 2020  Spring Fling Dance
Come celebrate ourselves/our Members/our fun in keeping Pequot Cyclists great
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Tour De Farms:  A New & Interesting Connecticut Quiet Corner Ride
September 21, 2019   
Woodstock CT
15 miles & 40 miles 

tourdesfarms.org
  Register @  https://tourdesfarms.redpodium.com/2019-tdf

Pequot Cyclists to register at a discounted rate by using the promo code: PEQUOTTDF

Tour des Farms is designed to highlight agriculture and promote local farms, in addition to raising funds for Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development, a statewide nonprofit,  to support Connecticut farms, communities, and conservation-based economic growth.

Bike Newport Really Upgraded their Website & Activities:  Sign up for their Newsletter too
http://bikenewportri.org/about-bike-newport/
 
Newport Mansions Guided Tour  Sep 13th, 14th or 15th.  
https://tix.newportmansions.org/ecommerce/ItemList.aspx?node_id=381232

Newport Rhode Island Maps and Tours   
http://bikenewportri.org/maps-and-rides/

They even have parking suggestions outside of town if you visit & want to ride your bike

IMAthlete Update:  Our new electronic membership
Be Sure to Enroll Per Email Instruction from IMAthlete

If you did not get an email, Please check your SPAM folder
.If you notice that some of your membership details are incorrect and/or missing please contact imAthlete support directly for assistance. This should be provided on the initial IMAthlete email you get.  

If customer needs aren’t met after these trying to call or email those in the email, try this email rdsupport@imAthlete.com.  If this fails, then contact Cathyrn Dolan @ dolanc1@yahoo.com.
 

Wednesday Night Pizza Rides.


All riders should plan to arrive by 5:45. All rides leave promptly at 6:00. 
For more info contact Michael Joly, at 860-823-9254  or e-mail  michael.joly@snet.net
Enjoy yourself out there. Helmets are mandatory on all rides!
Guests and non-members must sign waivers prior to riding.

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September 11 @ 5:40 pm – 7:30 pm    Rides W-92 and W-93  

Old Saybrook – Pizza Works, 455 Boston Post Rd Old Saybrook  
Meet at the Old Saybrook Train Station.
Ride starter: Fran Dance
Supper after the ride will be at Pizza Works 

Sunday Rides 2019

For more information contact: Brian Maynard at brian_r_maynard@hotmail.com or 860-581-0734 & leave a message

Helmets are mandatory. Enjoy yourself out there.

Full and Concise 2019 Riding Schedule April to November (click to open


September 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm    Ride # 221 (R, RM, RS)
Groton School Board Building, 1300 Flanders Rd. 
Meet: Groton School Board Bldg. Exit 88 off I 95, Rte17N to Rte 184, right onto 184, right on Flanders Rd. Bldg on left. GPS address: 1300 Flanders Rd. Mystic, CT
Distances: 60.2 / 41.8 / 18.9 miles 
Ride Starter:  Needed 


September 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm    Ride # 20L “Killer B” and 99
Meet: Norwichtown Green – 71 East Town St, Norwich
Distances: 56.7 / 42.5 / 33.8 miles
Ride Starter:  Maureen Bierylo

September 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm             Ride #219 (S, L) & 219 remote start
Lisbon Central School, 15 Newent Rd Jewitt City, CT 06351
Directions: I 395N use Exit 19 (old 83A) Left onto Rte 169N, Turn right at light onto Rte 138, School on right 
 Distances: 50 / 23.4 miles (23.4 ride does not go to Vanilla Bean)
Remote start that includes Vanilla Bean -21 miles. Pick up cue sheet @ Lisbon Central School/ or download from Web with directions to start. Ride #219 (S, L) & 219 remote start
Ride Starter:  Needed


September 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm          Ride # 116A (S,L)
Sayles School, 25 Scotland Rd    Baltic, CT 06330 United States 
Exit 83 I395, Go North on Rte 97 for 3.8 miles. The school is on your left, 1/2 mile after you cross the Shetucket River.
Distances 42.7 / 35.4 / 20.1 miles
Ride Starter Needed

October 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm      Ride # 119A, 110 
Meet:  Norwichtown Green – 71 East Town St, Norwich
Distances: 42.2 / 34.7 / 25.8 miles
Ride Starter:  Mary Ellen Banker  860-460-5324

October 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm       Ride #98
Old Lyme Post Office, 12 Halls Rd   Old Lyme, CT United States
Take exit 70 off I-95S- Cross Rte 1 to Marketplace on left
Distances: 32.7 / 28.3 miles 
Ride Starter Needed

October 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm       Ride # 84 (S, L)  
Mystic Clyde Cide Mill Ride …yes we do stop of donuts and cider. 
Mystic Middle School, 204 Mistuxet Ave Mystic, CT 06355
Take Exit 90 off I95, south on Rte 27. Left onto Mistuxet Ave GPS address: 204 Mistuxet Ave, Mystic, CT
Distances: 32/19.4 miles 
Ride Starter:  Lorraine Waring      860-572-9202

October 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm        Ride #89 (S,L)
Niantic Municipal Parking Lot Methodist St, 8 Methodist Street Niantic, CT 06357
Meet: Municipal Parking Lot/ Methodist St/ Hope St Across from Niantic Bay Bicycle Shop
Distances: 32 / 23 miles
Ride Starter:  Sue Chadbourne   860-235-9163

November 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm      Ride # 108
Occum Commuter Parking Lot, 145 Taftville-Occum Rd Norwich
Meet: CPL, Exit 18 (old 83) off of I-395, Rte 97
Distances: 34.0 / 22.2 miles   Ride Starter: 
Denise Magario   david.magario@snet.com

November 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm     Ride # 208
This is the last planned/group 2019 Sunday ride
Groton Exit 88 CPL, 791 North Road Groton, 06340 United States
Meet: CPL, Exit 88, I-95, Rte 117, Groton
Ride 29.0 miles
Ride Starter:   Lorraine Waring      860-572-9202
 

Print your own ride sheet
Sunday & Wednesday Ridesheets are Online at (click on link)        Ride Sheets Link-
For the MEMBERS ONLY password, contact the ride coordinator, membership chair, or a board member (see the bottom of this newsletter).

Important Papers & Information for Ride Starters:  Log onto Ride Sheets Link here
PreRide Briefing to Review & Use 

Waiver:  Must be signed for all non members
Incident Report  
Summer Tuesday Morning Breakfast Rides
Starting June 2019

Tom Baker & Sue Chadbourne lead this 9-week Pequot Cyclists’ Club series. These weekly rides are a no-drop, scenic, well-organized and friendly ride with breakfast either during or after the ride.   

You must let Tom & Sue know your intent to ride and/or have breakfast.

Check out the website for the riding rules for your best enjoyment. (click)
Non Pequot Cyclists riders must sign a waiver to ride. Helmets mandatory.

2019  Breakfast Ride Schedule

September 10 – Somewhere In Time, Mystic

 Check Out    http://ribridgebikeshuttle.com/

Free RI BRIDGE BIKE SHUTTLE

TO CROSS THE VERRAZANO AND PELL BRIDGES 
 SATURDAYS FROM JUNE 30TH TO OCTOBER 13TH, 2018.
CHECK SCHEDULE
Reservations are no longer needed!
Simply call 401-430-0420 on Saturdays between 11-4:30pm (thru October 13th)
You can call before you get to the departure points* or once you arrive.
Farmington Valley Trail : Maps & Information
https://www.farmingtoncanalheritagetrail.com/the-ultimate-farmington-canal-heritage-trail-map-and-farmington-river-trail-map-scrollable-zoomable-mobile-friendly/

 

LOCAL RIDES:  
+++++++++++++++++++++++
Mystic Cycle Centre Shop Rides:  http://mysticcyclecentre.com/  

  Road Rides 
Sunday 9am Road Ride with Sean   “A” group averages 17 mph for 30-40 miles. “B” group averages 15 mph for 20-25 miles, no drop.
Tuesday 4:30pm Intermediate Road Ride with Rick:  April-September. Av 17+ mph for 30 miles.
Tuesday 5:30pm Road Ride with Laura  April-September. Av 15 mph for 20 to 25 miles, no drop.
Friday 7:30am Road Ride with Rick     Averages 17 mph for 30 miles.
 
Mountain Bike Rides:
Saturday 8am Beginner MTB Ride with Sean: This is a beginners MTB. We will ride at a steady pace stopping whenever needed to rest . We will meet at the Haley farm parking lot at 8 am Saturday mornings and ride for about an hour.
Sunday 9am MTB Ride: Check our Facebook page for location, it’s different every week.
Thursday 5:30pm MTB with Chris  Woody Hill. Orange garments are required from September to February, April to May due to hunting seasons
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Niantic Bay Bicycles Shop Rides:
Thursday Mornings at 10am  8 METHODIST STREET    NIANTIC, CT 06357     860-691-0757
Meet at the shop every Thursday for a fun ride. This is a road ride at a moderate pace of about 13 to 14 mph. We will travel about 30 miles round-trip. The ride time is a little over two hours. Each week, we will try to pick up the pace. All riders welcome.Rain cancels
check Facebook/website for updates!   https://www.nianticbaybicycles.com/rides-tours/

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Morrissey Cycles   http://morrisseycycles.com/events/     

151 Boston Post Road, Old Lyme, Connecticut     860-434-1700
Every Sunday – 7:15 AM  CycleCross    This is a no drop ride.  Check out our website for other local rides sponsored by bike shops, our club, and more when we get the information

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Sunshine Cycles, Colchester CT on the Airline Trail  http://www.sunshinecycleworks.com/home.html
Wednesdays 6pm–The Really Relaxed Ride on the Airline Trail  
https://www.facebook.com/events/529215927475418/
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B
rumble Bikes, Westerly  8am rides on Saturdays.  Email the Shop to see if they will be riding.
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Pedal Power :
four locations (Essex, Middletown, Vernon, Berlin)  each having rides of all levels
Road Rides and Off Road Rides    https://www.pedalpowerct.com/about/weekly-group-rides-pg486.htm
Ride with GPS for Pedal Power:  https://ridewithgps.com/users/36819/routes
East Coast Greenway Connecticut  https://www.greenway.org/states/connecticut

Check out places/new routes in your state/region
Bike Walk CT  http://www.bikewalkct.org/bike-to-work-2017.html
The league of American Bicyclists  http://bikeleague.org/bikemonth
Connecticut Bike Routes  http://www.ctbikeroutes.org/filter.php
Best bike rides in CT   www.ctbike.com
Best Bike Rides:  Many Ways to Go in CT  http://www.ctvisit.com/articles/best-bike-rides-many-ways-go
Map My Ride:  GPS    www.mapmyrides.org/us/ct
Bike New England    https://bikenewengland.com/bicycle-rides-in-connecticut-2/

Bike Walk CT New

2019 Discover CT Bicycle Tours 
 
http://www.bikewalkct.org/event-calendar.html
New Britain – Sunday, September 15 – Register here
Click here to sign up for both tours at once (Free T-shirt for riders on both tours plus $5 discount for registration)






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                        Next Meetings:  6 August, 3 September, 1 October

VOLUNTEER(S) NEEDED 
1.  Winter Events Coordinator.  Plan or coordinate hiking and other club events during the off-season (fall, winter, early spring).  Draft and provide emails for club distribution with event details. Update club website and calendar with event information.                         
2. Pequot Cyclists E-Newsletter.  Contact Laura O’Connell if interested laura.oconnell@att.net or 860-319-6439 The monthly electronic newsletter is done via Mailchimp and electronic distribution.   
3.  Treasurer – Keep the accounts – tracks income, expenses, issue reimbursement, report activity in monthly board meeting, annual account audit.  Accounts are online, can be tracked electronically, issue payments via bill pay & automated deposits.  Thanks Jim Zito for your 16 YEARS as our treasurer.  Jim and Shelley will train any volunteers for this role.
4.  Communications – Focal point for any club messages needing to be distributed via email. Maintains club email distribution list. Directs any incoming messages to appropriate party.   Back up persons help as needed.  Thanks Gretchen Glaub for your continued volunteerism in so many roles.  Gretchen will help any interested volunteers to take on this role.
5.  Social Media – This new position manages Facebook, Instagram, and Strava’s Pequot groups, Also included is posting events (announcement prior, pictures and recap after), cycling info and tips.  Coordinates with webmaster and communications as needed.  Thanks Josh Jordan for taking on this newest role and doing such a great job.   

Welcome to the newest New Pequot Cyclists

Cora Hayward from Norwich CT
Eric Arnold from Suffolk, VA
..........Welcome.  Enjoy the ride, adventures & our awesome members.........

Membership Application AND Renewal Form  (click to open)
Forward this email or member information to anyone who might want to join. 

Upcoming Social Events
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Annual Holiday Party and Annual Meeting:  4 December 2019
This is an election year for this meeting too.
Mystic Aquarium   Cost: $38.00 pp
See Future Newsletters/Emails for more information
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Spring/April or May 2020  Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
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Thank you to the many volunteers for the wonderful annual picnic and bike rides this year.   July turned out to be a great time to have a bee free event.
THANK YOU Ann Procyk and Tim Wilson for organizing the picnic.  That was one big grill also.
Thank you to Maureen & Jim Bierylo for starting the rides.
Thank you to all our super Pequot Cyclists members who volunteer and participate.  This is a great bicycling club with a social problem.
Thank you to all our members who bring guests and introduce others to group bicycling and our club. 

IMAthlete Update:  Our new electronic membership

Pequot Cyclists moved to a web-based electronic membership management system, contracted through imAthlete.com. No more paper enrollments. No more missed waiver signatures or missed enrollment checks being signed.  Ahhh, electronics are good.   

By now, all members whether individual or group/family should have received an IMAthlete email.  Be sure to enroll following the email instructions.  

If you did not get an email, Please check your SPAM folder
.If you notice that some of your membership details are incorrect and/or missing please contact imAthlete support directly for assistance. This should be provided on the initial IMAthlete email you get.  

If customer needs aren’t met after these trying to call or email those in the email, try this email rdsupport@imAthlete.com.  If this fails, then contact Cathyrn Dolan @ dolanc1@yahoo.com.

FYI:  This adds no additional costs to our members or club.  

Wednesday Night Pizza Rides.

All riders should plan to arrive by 5:45. All rides leave promptly at 6:00.
For more info contact Michael Joly, at 860-823-9254  or e-mail  michael.joly@snet.net
Enjoy yourself out there. Helmets are mandatory on all rides!
Guests and non-members must sign waivers prior to riding.

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August 7               6:00 PM                 Preston       Ride W-84 and W-85
Meet at Village Pizza .
GPS Address: 353 Shetucket Turnpike ( Rte 165 ) Preston, CT 06365
Ride starter: Tim Wilson  860-884-2024.
Pot luck picnic to follow at Tim Wilson”s House
bring bathing suits, lawn chairs and a dish to share

August 14            6:00 PM                 Waterford            Ride W-104 and W-105
Meet at the ball fields on RT 156 & Gardiner Woods Rd (bottom of hill from Millstone).
DO NOT PARK PAST THE FENCE!
GPS Address: 236 Rope Ferry Rd. Waterford, CT 06385
Ride starters: John and Gretchen Glaub  860-235-8530
After the ride you are invited back to the Glaub’s for a Pot luck picnic,
Bring a dish to share, grill will be provided, BYOB

August 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm     Groton        Ride  W-22 and W-21
Gus’ Pizza, 1283 Gold Star Hwy
Groton, CT 06340 United States

Meet parking lot for Gus’s Pizza and Restaurant, (Corner of Rte.184 & 117) GPS Address: 1283 Gold Star Hwy. Groton, CT 06340 Ride starters: Kathy Chamberlain and Doug Morrissette 860-885-0678. Dinner at Gus’s Pizza

August 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
RIDE STARTER NEEDED

September 4 @ 5:40 pm – 7:30 pm           Rides W-92 and W-93
House of Doors, 195 East Haddam Rd , Salem, CT 06420 United States 
Meet: House of Doors GPS Address: 195 East Haddam Rd ( Rte 82 )  Salem, CT
Ride starter: Mary Ellen Banker  860-460-5324 

September 11 @ 5:40 pm – 7:30 pm    Rides W-92 and W-93
Old Saybrook – Pizza Works, 455 Boston Post Rd Old Saybrook
Meet at the Old Saybrook Train Station.
Ride starter: Fran Dance
Supper after the ride will be at Pizza Works 

Sunday Rides 2019

For more information contact: Brian Maynard at brian_r_maynard@hotmail.com or 860-581-0734 & leave a message

Helmets are mandatory. Enjoy yourself out there.

Full and Concise 2019 Riding Schedule April to November (click to open)

Aug 11                     8:00a.m.                    Niantic         Ride # 67 (S.L) 147
Meet: Samuel M. Peretz Park at Bride Brook, Rte 156, Niantic, take Exit 72 (off Rte I-95) and left onto Rte 156, go about 1 mile and Park is on the left.
Distances: 62.4 / 46.1 / 30.6  miles

Ride Starter: Needed

Aug 18                     8:00a.m.                    North Franklin         Ride # 234
Meet: Giddings Park,( Rt 207)   
186 Pond Rd  N Franklin, CT 06254 United States + Google Map
Distances: 65.5 / 35 / 24 miles
Ride Starter: Needed

August 25 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am        Ride # 55 (S, L)
Two Brothers parking lot, 20 Hartford Rd  Salem, CT
Meet: Intersection of Rte 85 and Rte 82, Parking lot at Two Brothers Restaurant GPS address: 20 Hartford Rd. Salem, CT 06420
Distnace:    47.5 / 24 miles
Ride Starter:  Laurette Saller

September 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm      Ride # 128(L), 132(S)
Lake Hayward Rd CPL, 67 Lake Hayward Rd  Colchester, CT 06415
Meet: CPL on Lake Hayward Rd, between Rtes 11 and 2, Exit 20 off Rte 2
Distances: 37 / 23 miles
Ride Starter:  Needed  

September 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm    Ride # 221 (R, RM, RS)
Groton School Board Building, 1300 Flanders Rd.
Meet: Groton School Board Bldg. Exit 88 off I 95, Rte17N to Rte 184, right onto 184, right on Flanders Rd. Bldg on left. GPS address: 1300 Flanders Rd. Mystic, CT
Distances: 60.2 / 41.8 / 18.9 miles
Ride Starter:  Needed 

September 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm    Ride # 20L “Killer B” and 99
Meet: Norwichtown Green – 71 East Town St, Norwich
Distances: 56.7 / 42.5 / 33.8 miles
Ride Starter:  Maureen Bierylo

September 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm             Ride #219 (S, L) & 219 remote start
Lisbon Central School, 15 Newent Rd
Jewitt City, CT 06351 United States + Google Map        Meet: Lisbon Central School- I 395N use Exit 19 (old 83A) Left onto Rte 169N, Turn right at light onto Rte 138, School on right GPS address: 15 Newent Rd, Jewett City, CT Distances: 50 / 23.4 miles (23.4 ride does not go to Vanilla Bean) Remote start that includes Vanilla Bean -21 miles. Pick up cue sheet @ Lisbon Central School/ or download from Web with directions to start. Ride #219 (S, L) & 219 remote start
Ride Starter:  Needed

Print your own ride sheet
Sunday & Wednesday Ridesheets are Online at (click on link)        http://pequotcyclists.com/?page_id=807
For the MEMBERS ONLY password, contact the ride coordinator, membership chair, or a board member (see the bottom of this newsletter).

PreRide Briefing to Review & Use on www.pequotcyclists.com

Summer Tuesday Morning Breakfast Rides
Starting June 2019

Tom Baker & Sue Chadbourne lead this 9-week Pequot Cyclists’ Club series. These weekly rides are a no-drop, scenic, well-organized and friendly ride with breakfast either during or after the ride.   

You must let Tom & Sue know your intent to ride and/or have breakfast.

Check out the website for the riding rules for your best enjoyment. (click)
Non Pequot Cyclists riders must sign a waiver to ride. Helmets mandatory.

2019  Breakfast Ride Schedule
August 6 – Whistle Stop, Deep River  ** August 13 – When Pigs Fly, Waterford
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August 20 – Black Point Market, Niantic       
August 27 – Brick Oven, Ashaway, RI  **September 3 – Old Tymes, Norwich
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September 10 – Somewhere In Time, Mystic

 Check Out    http://ribridgebikeshuttle.com/

Free RI BRIDGE BIKE SHUTTLE

TO CROSS THE VERRAZANO AND PELL BRIDGES
SATURDAYS FROM JUNE 30TH TO OCTOBER 13TH, 2018.
CHECK SCHEDULE
Reservations are no longer needed!

Simply call 401-430-0420 on Saturdays between 11-4:30pm (thru October 13th)

You can call before you get to the departure points* or once you arrive.

Farmington Valley Trail : Maps & Information
https://www.farmingtoncanalheritagetrail.com/the-ultimate-farmington-canal-heritage-trail-map-and-farmington-river-trail-map-scrollable-zoomable-mobile-friendly/

LOCAL RIDES:  
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Mystic Cycle Centre Shop Rides:  http://mysticcyclecentre.com/  
  Road Rides 
Sunday 9am Road Ride with Sean   “A” group averages 17 mph for 30-40 miles. “B” group averages 15 mph for 20-25 miles, no drop.
Tuesday 4:30pm Intermediate Road Ride with Rick:  April-September. Av 17+ mph for 30 miles.
Tuesday 5:30pm Road Ride with Laura  April-September. Av 15 mph for 20 to 25 miles, no drop.
Friday 7:30am Road Ride with Rick     Averages 17 mph for 30 miles.
Mountain Bike Rides:
Saturday 8am Beginner MTB Ride with Sean: This is a beginners MTB. We will ride at a steady pace stopping whenever needed to rest . We will meet at the Haley farm parking lot at 8 am Saturday mornings and ride for about an hour.
Sunday 9am MTB Ride: Check our Facebook page for location, it’s different every week.
Thursday 5:30pm MTB with Chris  Woody Hill. Orange garments are required from September to February, April to May due to hunting seasons
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Niantic Bay Bicycles Shop Rides:
Thursday Mornings at 10am  8 METHODIST STREET    NIANTIC, CT 06357     860-691-0757
Meet at the shop every Thursday for a fun ride. This is a road ride at a moderate pace of about 13 to 14 mph. We will travel about 30 miles round-trip. The ride time is a little over two hours. Each week, we will try to pick up the pace. All riders welcome.Rain cancels
check Facebook/website for updates!   https://www.nianticbaybicycles.com/rides-tours/

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Morrissey Cycles   http://morrisseycycles.com/events/     

151 Boston Post Road, Old Lyme, Connecticut     860-434-1700
Every Sunday – 7:15 AM  CycleCross    This is a no drop ride.  Check out our website for other local rides sponsored by bike shops, our club, and more when we get the information

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Sunshine Cycles, Colchester CT on the Airline Trail  http://www.sunshinecycleworks.com/home.html
Wednesdays 6pm–The Really Relaxed Ride on the Airline Trail  
https://www.facebook.com/events/529215927475418/
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Brumble Bikes, Westerly  8am rides on Saturdays.  Email the Shop to see if they will be riding.
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Pedal Power :
four locations (Essex, Middletown, Vernon, Berlin)  each having rides of all levels
Road Rides and Off Road Rides    https://www.pedalpowerct.com/about/weekly-group-rides-pg486.htm
Ride with GPS for Pedal Power:  https://ridewithgps.com/users/36819/routes

East Coast Greenway Connecticut  https://www.greenway.org/states/connecticut

Check out places/new routes in your state/region
Bike Walk CT  http://www.bikewalkct.org/bike-to-work-2017.html
The league of American Bicyclists  http://bikeleague.org/bikemonth
Connecticut Bike Routes  http://www.ctbikeroutes.org/filter.php
Best bike rides in CT   www.ctbike.com
Best Bike Rides:  Many Ways to Go in CT  http://www.ctvisit.com/articles/best-bike-rides-many-ways-go
Map My Ride:  GPS    www.mapmyrides.org/us/ct
Bike New England    https://bikenewengland.com/bicycle-rides-in-connecticut-2/

Bike Walk CT New

2019 Discover CT Bicycle Tours 
 
http://www.bikewalkct.org/event-calendar.html
New Britain – Sunday, September 15 – Register here
Click here to sign up for both tours at once (Free T-shirt for riders on both tours plus $5 discount for registration)

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