Sept. 2019 Newsletter

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September 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:  17 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
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
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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
See Future Newsletters/Emails for more information
Spring/April or May 2020  Spring Fling Dance
Come celebrate ourselves/our Members/our fun in keeping Pequot Cyclists great
Tour De Farms:  A New & Interesting Connecticut Quiet Corner Ride
September 21, 2019   
Woodstock CT
15 miles & 40 miles
  Register @

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
Newport Mansions Guided Tour  Sep 13th, 14th or 15th.

Newport Rhode Island Maps and Tours

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  If this fails, then contact Cathyrn Dolan @

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.


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

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

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


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

rumble 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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