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August 2018 Newsletter
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Welcome to New Pequot Cyclists
Kenneth and Michelle Mostello- Carlisle, MA
Peter and Carol Kruse- Niantic, CT
Mark Holmes- Waterford, CT
Jack and Rosemary O'Brien, Salem, CT
Pequot Cyclists.....Forevermore

Help us market our club to new and potential members.
Download/print the brochure and/or business cards from
http://pequotcyclists.com/?cat=4
Wear your club bicycling jersey to spark interest
Invite friends or coworkers to "try us out".
Get some brochures and business cards from your Pequot Cyclists Board
Post them at your work or gym if you can
Keep some in your bike bag to pass out here, there & everywhere
Our latest online Bicycle Friendly America magazine is now available.  In this issue, we look back at this year's National Bike Summit and let you know about bike advocacy work being done around the country. Among many other topics, you'll read about our Bicycle Friendly Driver programwhat to keep in mind when considering e-bikes and the issues surrounding automated vehicles.

Sunday Rides 2018

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 & Concise Schedule in MS Word  (click here)  

Aug 5                    8:00 a.m.                 N Franklin
Meet: Giddings Park, Rt 207, across from Franklin Elementary School
Distances: 65.3 / 35.0 / 24.4 miles              Ride # 234
Ride Starter: Suzelle Hendsch
 

Aug 12                     8:00a.m.                    Niantic
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 / 30.6 / 15.3 miles         Ride # 67 (S.L)
Ride Starter: Olga

Aug 19                   8:00 a.m.                 Colchester
Meet: Colchester Green
Distances: 60.5 / 36.0         Ride # 24 (S,L)
Ride Starter: TBA

Aug 26                    8:30/10:00a.m.          Montville      Ft Shantok Park
THIS IS THE ANNUAL CLUB PICNIC 
 
Club Provides:  meat, meat holders (buns), condiments, water, utensils
You Bring:  A dish to share, alternate beverages you desire, lawn chair, games (ladder ball, corn toss, crochet, etc)  
CLUB PICTURE: Bring or wear your pequot jersey and/or hat 

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 starter: Jim & Maureen Bierylo
Ride 64L

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

BEGINNING IN SEPTEMBER   NOTE TIME CHANGE TO 9:00AM

Sep 2                     9:00a.m.                    North Stonington
Meet: Wheeler High School parking lot
Distances: 46.2 / 27.7 miles      Ride # 232 (S,L)
Ride Starter: Pat Gill

Sep 9                     9:00a.m.                    Groton
MeetGroton School Board Bldg. Exit 88 off I 95, 117N 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 # 221 (R, RM, RS)
Ride Starter: Lorraine

Sep 16                    9:00 a.m.                 Norwich
Meet: Norwichtown Green – 71 East Town St, Norwich
Distances: 56.7 / 42.5 / 33.8 miles
Ride # 20L “Killer B” and 99
Ride Starter: Anne Procyk

Sep 23                    9:00 a.m.                 Lisbon      Vanilla Bean Ride
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: Cathy Cormier

Check  the club ride page  or the club calendar

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 membership chair or a board member
 
PreRide Briefing to Review & Use on www.pequotcyclists.com                          
Wednesday Night Rides by Mike Joly
Email micheal.joly@snet.net to sign up for rides or questions June and forward  

August 1     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.

August 8                 6:00 PM        Norwich  Ride W-53 and W-54
Meet: Stanton School
GPS Address: 386 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT
Ride Starter Tim Dugan   860-705-8260

August 15               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.
Dinner at Village Pizza

August 22               6:00 PM        Groton  Ride W-22 and W-21
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 29                5:40 PM      Stonington   
New Ride..look at website and/or emails for ride sheets near the ride date
Meet at The Velvet Mill ( Bayview ave and Meadow Ave )
GPS Address: 22 Bayview Ave.  Stonington, CT 06378
Ride starters: Mary Ellen Banker and Maureen Bierylo  860-460-5324  

September 5       5:40 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  860-739-8575
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

September 12          5:40 PM  Old Saybrook  Ride W-75 and W-76
Meet at the Old Saybrook Train Station – Pizza Works.
GPS Address: 455 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Ride starter: Michael Joly   860-376-4311
Supper after the ride will be at Pizza Works

Breakfast Club:  Season 9
This is a series of rides @ 7AM on Tuesday mornings throughout the summer.  They are social rides from16-36 miles with scenic stops along the route.  Everyone stays together throughout the ride, start to finish.  No rider is left behind. 
 Post ride:  participants gather at a local restaurant for breakfast.  Each restaurant is rated by the riders, and a plaque is presented to the winner at the end of the season. 
THIS IS NOT A PEQUOT CYCLISTS CLUB SANCTIONED OR SPONSORED event and neither Pequot Club members nor waiver forms are required.  
If you wish further information, contact Tom Baker (860-848-9584) or Sue Chadbourne. (860-235-9163)
August 7 - Whistle Stop, Deep River   
August 14 - When Pigs Fly, Waterford
August 21 - Black Point Market, East Lyme
August 28 - Brick Oven, Ashaway, Rhode Island
September 4 - Old Tymes, Norwich
September 11 - Somewhere In Time, Mystic
OWN YOUR RIDE
Monthly Information Enhancing Bicycling Knowledge & Skills

 
Body:  14 Tips That’ll Help You Lose Weight by Cycling:  YOUR BIKE IS ACTUALLY ONE OF THE BEST WEIGHT LOSS TOOLS AROUND. HERE’S HOW YOU CAN USE IT TO DROP POUNDS  by Jason Sumner bicycling.com Jul 2018   This link is surrounded by other weight loss info and bicycling.  My bicyclist cousin from Illinois found she too struggled with weight in the summer since her group is also quite "social".  Check out http://www.oakparkcycleclub.org/  They just had their own OPCC ragbrai day featuring pork, pints, pickles, and pie.

Mind:   How Mindfulness Can Make You a Better Cyclist by Molly Ritterbeck Jun 2018 cycling.com

Soul:  ​25 Milestones Every New Cyclist Can’t Wait to Reach by Christina Bonnington Jan 2018 cycling.com       I had fun reading this one.  There are a few milestones I've yet to reach:  #1 on strava and a race win for examples.  Should you need help with any of the areas, just reach out to the board or other members for help (strava, fixing flats, etc.
  Save the Dates for Upcoming Social Events
 
Annual Club Picnic     
Sunday Aug 26     8:30/10:00a.m.    Montville      Ft Shantok Park

Club Provides:  meat, meat holders (buns), condiments, water, utensils
You Bring:  A dish to share, alternate beverages you desire, lawn chair, games (ladder ball, corn toss, croquet, etc)  
CLUB PICTURE: Bring or wear your pequot jersey and/or hat 

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 starter: Jim & Maureen Bierylo
Ride 64L

10:00 a.m. Short ride 11.3 miles and Medium ride 22.7 miles.  Ride starter:  Jim and Maureen B
Ride 64 S&M 
See the Sunday Rides above for more information or www.pequotcyclists.com

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Holiday Gathering
Wednesday December 5, 2018
Location:  Mystic Aquarium  
WINTER EVENTS PLANNING
Contact Duncan Bailey @ 860-334-7503     or brtibailey@gmail.com  
to help plan your hike, skiing, or other winter events 

Check out Pequot Cyclists survey results for activities our club members like (click on link)
 


Sellfish is a bicycle friendly restaurant in New London located at 260 Pequot Ave            (next to Fred"s Shanty).
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served.
You can park your bicycle with ease when you eat or drink your meal.
You get a 10% discount to those who follow https://www.strava.com/clubs/sellfishusa club.
There are  events on the weekends: starting/ending at Sellfish with free coffee at the start and 10% off for all cycling friends who are hungry at the end.