October 2019 Newsletter

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Electronic Membership Application @ IM Athlete       
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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 
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 
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

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  
26 October      1st Ever Kid’s Electric Bike Test Ride & Halloween Event, New London
Bike Newport RI   ANNUAL TOUR DE FRIGHT 2019, Tuesday Oct 30th
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
.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.
 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.  

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.

+++++++++++++++++++++++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:

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    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

 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:
&10 Best Rides in RI   https://www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com/8-best-bike-routes-in-rhode-island/