June 2019 Newsletter

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                 Next Meetings:   Tuesday 4 June, 2 July, 6 August
Be part of the solution to continuing a great cycling club.


VOLUNTEER(S) NEEDED:
TO ORGANIZE THE 2019/2020 HIKING & WINTER EVENTS.  
Welcome to the newest New Pequot Cyclists
Mark Burnham from Waterford
Joseph Franks from Preston
Michael Hodges from Waterford
George Geoffrey from Niantic
& Stacey Braun from Niantic

See you on the road & events. 
Please let us know if you need our help in any way.  
Membership Application AND Renewal Form  (click to open)
Forward this email or member information to anyone who might want to join. 
Pequot Cyclists Bicycling Jersey Sales Completed for 2019.
Look for Jersey Sales in the spring of 2020
  Save the Dates for Upcoming Social Events

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14 July Annual Club Ride & Club Picnic
Usually: 8:30AM long ride & 10:00AM for short ride

Fort Shantok Park, Montville
See the Sunday Rides & Future Newsletters/Emails for more information

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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 2020  Volunteer Appreciation Dinner  



Almost….Enjoy the ride

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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May 1                   6:00 PM         Oakdale        Ride W-59 and W-60
Meet: Fair Oaks School
GPS Address: 836 Old Colchester Rd, Oakdale, CT
Ride Starter: Tom Baker  860-848-9584
Supper at Oakdale Pizza


June 5                  6:00 PM         Occum     Ride W-63 and W-64                      
Meet CPL Exit 18 off RTE 395
GPS Address: 164 Taftville-Occum Rd, Norwich, CT
Ride Starter: Denise Magario  860-376-9885
Supper at  TBD


June 12                6:00 PM                Pawcatuck       Ride W-80 and W-81
Meet: Pawcatuck Shopping Center
GPS Address: 37 S Broad St, Pawcatuck, CT
Ride Starter: Duncan Bailey 860-334-7503

June 19                 6:00 PM          Niantic          Ride W-41 and W-42
Meet: Municipal Parking Lot/ Methodist St/ Hope St 1 block N. Main St.
GPS Address: 8 Methodist St. Niantic, CT  (Across from Niantic Bay Bicycle Shop)
Ride Starter: Jo-Ann and Gary Carlson’s  860-691-0657
After the ride you are invited back to the Carlson’s for a Pot luck picnic,
Bring a dish to share, BYOB

June 26                 6:00 PM              Bozrah      Ride W-5 and W-6
Meet: Bozrah Pizza
GPS Address: 426 Salem Turnpike,  Bozrah, CT 06334
Ride Starter: Maureen and Jim Bierylo  860-303-3727
Supper at Bozrah Pizza

July 3                 6:00 PM               Mystic    Ride W-28 and W-29
Meet: Mystic Middle School
GPS Address: 204 Mistuxet Ave. Mystic, CT
Ride Starter: Jennifer Scott  860-572-9797
Picnic -6at Stonington Point following the ride.
Bring Lawn Chairs and your favorite picnic supper and beverage.

 

July 10                 6:00 PM            North Stonington             Ride W-49 and W-50
Meet: Wheeler High School Parking lot
Rte 2 and Main St.  North Stonington, CT
Ride Starter: Art and Julie Armstrong  860-535-4673
GPS Address: 298 Norwich-Westerly Rd., North Stonington, CT 06359
Pot luck picnic to follow at the Armstrong’s bring bathing suits and
a dish to share at Wyassup Lake, grill will be provided.

 

July 17                6:00 PM             Norwich          Ride W-53 and W-54
Meet: Stanton School
GPS Address: 386 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT
Ride Starter Tim Duggan   860-705-8260

 

July 24                 6:00 PM              Griswold           Ride W-17 and W-18
Meet: CPL on Hopeville Rd. ( Rte. 201 ), Griswold
Exit 24 I-395 ( CPL is on the East side of I-395 )
GPS Address: 670 Hopeville Rd, Griswold, CT 06351
Ride starter: Michael Joly  860-823-9254
Pot luck picnic to follow at the Joly’s cottage on Pachaug Pond,
bring bathing suits, lawn chairs and a dish to share, grill will be provided.


July 31                  6:00 PM                  Bozrah         Ride W-3 and  W-4                                                Meet: CPL Exit 23 off Rte 2
GPS Address: 25 Haughton Rd. Bozrah, CT 06334
Ride Starter: 
Supper at Bozrah Pizza

 

August 7               6:00 PM                 Preston
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
Ride W-84 and W-85

August 14            6:00 PM                 Waterford            Ride W-104 and W-105
Meet at the ball fields on RT 156 and Gardiner Woods Road (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

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)

June  2                     9:00a.m.         Quaker Hill       Ride # 198 (S,M,L)   
Meet: Quaker Hill Post Office, Old Colchester Rd & Old Norwich Rd, Waterford
Ride 45.3 / 30.4 / 25.7 miles
Ride Starter: Sue C

June 9                         9:00 a.m.                     Montville      Ride # 60
Meet: Oakdale Fair Oaks School: Corner Old Colchester Rd and Chesterfield Rd
GPS address: 836 Old Colchester Rd Montville
Distances: 47.9/23.5 miles
Ride starter: Tom Baker

June 16                     8:00 a.m.                 Mystic       Ride # 204R
Meet: Mystic Red Caboose, rear parking lot, Olde Mystic Village Shopping Center, Mystic
Distances: 50.8 / 22.9 miles
Ride starter: Pat Gill

June 23                     8:00a.m.              Old Saybrook     Ride # 96 (S,M,L)
Meet: Old Saybrook Train Station, N. Main St.
GPS address: 455 Boston Post Rd. Old Saybrook, CT
Ride 56.2 / 34.5 / 25.1 miles
Ride Starter: Stein

June 30                    8:00 a.m.             Griswold   Ride # 73, 73L
Meet: Griswold CPL Exit 24 (old exit 86) off I-395 (to Hopeville Pond State Park)
Distances: 46.1 / 30.9 / 24.5 miles
Ride starter: Denise

July 7                    8:00 a.m.             Colchester    Ride # 24
Meet: Colchester Green
Distances: 60.5 / 36.0
Ride starter: Denise

July 14                    8:30/10:00a.m.                 Montville      Ft Shantok Park
Directions: Exit 79A off I 395, Exit 1, Left onto Rte 32, 0.3 miles and take right onto Fort Shantok Rd, 1.3 miles, left into park

8:30 a.m. Long ride 42.4 miles.     Ride 64L
Ride starter: Jim & Maureen

10:00 a.m. Short ride 11.3 miles and Medium ride 22.7 miles.     Ride 64 S&M
Ride starter: Jim & Maureen

Jul 21                     8:00a.m.                    Mystic            Ride # 242 (S/L)
Meet: Mystic Red Caboose, rear parking lot, Olde Mystic Village Shopping Center, Mystic
** Enter at Clara Drive, and park as close to Queen’s Chapel Rd (I95 side of the lot) as possible.  The outer perimeter of the lot. **
Distances: 41.8 / 22 miles
Ride starter: Lorraine

Jul 28                     8:00a.m.                    East Lyme – BBQ rides posted on ridewithgps
Meet: TBD
Distances: TBD miles
Ride # TBD
Ride starter: Laura

Aug 4                     8:00a.m.                    New London        Ride # 76 (S/L)
Meet: New London Shopping Center
Distances: 45.8 / 33.6 miles
Ride starter: Sue C

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: TBD

Aug 18                     8:00a.m.                    North Franklin         Ride # 234
Meet: Giddings Park, Rt 207 Franklin.
Distances: 65.5 / 35 / 24 miles
Ride Starter: TBD

Print your own ride sheet
Sunday & Wednesday Ridesheets are Online at (click on link)        http://pequotcyclists.com/?page_id=259
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.

The first ride will be around Groton with breakfast at Puffins. 

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

2019  Breakfast Ride Schedule

 June 25 – Puffins, Groton    **July 2 – Tea  Kettle, Old Saybrook 
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July 9 – Smakosh, Montville   **July 16 – Just Breakfast and Things, Lisbon   **July 23 – Dock 11, Old Lyme   **July 30 – DJ’s Campus Kitchen, New London
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.
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. Averages 17+ mph for 30 miles.

Tuesday 5:30pm Road Ride with Laura
April-September. Averages 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:

A Bianchi Damma Event            Thursday Mornings at 10am  

8 METHODIST STREET    NIANTIC, CT 06357     860-691-0757

THURSDAY 10AM: 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 Events in Connecticut


Bike ride from New Haven to New Haven Harbor south JUNE 8
https://www.greenway.org/events/bike-ride-from-new-haven-south-discover-the-east-coast-greenway
June 8: 30-mile round-trip ride, easy to moderate cycling.
Start:  9am at the New Haven Green. 
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Bike ride north from New Haven to Cheshire: Discover East Coast Greenway  JUNE 22
Thttps://www.greenway.org/events/bike-ride-north-from-new-haven-discover-east-coast-greenway

June 22:  an easy to moderate 30-mile ride on the East Coast Greenway as part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven, CT.                             START:  9 am from the New Haven Green
East Coast Greenway volunteer ambassador Rob Dexter will lead the ride 
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Ride the State 2019

Save the date: Saturday, June 29, join us for a 57-mile ride, New Haven, CT to Southwick, MA, primarily on the Farmington Valley Trail.

Meet: Corner of College & Chapel Streets in New Haven. Sign-in opens at 8 am; ride leaves northbound at 8:30 am. 

Half-hour lunch stop in Simsbury, CT, and estimated end at 2:30 pm at Miller Road, Southwick, MA. Bus is available for return trip (must reserve a space).

Helmets and signed waivers are required

Ride the State is hosted by the East Coast Greenway Alliance, Farmington Valley Trails Council, and East Coast Bike Trails.com


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 News

See scheduled events on http://www.bikewalkct.org/event-locations.html

2019 Discover CT Bicycle Tours 
 
http://www.bikewalkct.org/event-calendar.html
Falls Village – Sunday, June 23 – Register here
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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