August 2019 Newsletter


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August 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 Meetings:  6 August, 3 September, 1 October

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 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
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
Spring/April or May 2020  Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

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 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  If this fails, then contact Cathyrn Dolan @

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
Enjoy yourself out there. Helmets are mandatory on all rides!
Guests and non-members must sign waivers prior to riding.


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).
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

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 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)
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

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
August 20 – Black Point Market, Niantic       
August 27 – Brick Oven, Ashaway, RI  **September 3 – Old Tymes, Norwich
September 10 – Somewhere In Time, Mystic

 Check Out


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


Mystic Cycle Centre Shop Rides:  
  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
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!

Morrissey Cycles     

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
Wednesdays 6pm–The Really Relaxed Ride on the Airline Trail

Brumble Bikes, Westerly  8am rides on Saturdays.  Email the Shop to see if they will be riding.
Pedal Power :
four locations (Essex, Middletown, Vernon, Berlin)  each having rides of all levels
Road Rides and Off Road Rides
Ride with GPS for Pedal Power:

East Coast Greenway Connecticut

Check out places/new routes in your state/region
Bike Walk CT
The league of American Bicyclists
Connecticut Bike Routes
Best bike rides in CT
Best Bike Rides:  Many Ways to Go in CT
Map My Ride:  GPS
Bike New England

Bike Walk CT New

2019 Discover CT Bicycle Tours
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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