PEQUOT CYCLISTS NEWSLETTER
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March 2018 Newsletter
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             Save the Dates for Upcoming Social Events
One volunteer needed for Social Events
Contact a board member for any information or willing to help out.
 
Volunteer Dinner --  Wednesday March 7 2018  at 6PM
Location:  Christos  37 South Broad Street Pawcatuck CT
Pizza and Soft Drinks/Water Provided for Volunteers
This is a casual pizza gathering for any Pequot Cyclists member who volunteered in the last year. 
RSVP to Laura O'Connell, laura.oconnell@att.net or 860-319-6439 by 5 March 2018

 Annual Dance--Date TBD

Annual Club Picnic (Date subject to change pending getting park approval)
Date:   26 August 2018,  8:30AM long ride & 10:00a.m. for short ride             
Fort Shantok Park, Montville 

Holiday Gathering
Wednesday December 5, 2018
Location TBD.  Please email if you'd like to continue going to Mysitc Aquarium.
( I have one vote for the aquarium so far....please give your opinion or ideas)
HIKES & WINTER EVENTS 
 
Saturday, April 7, 9:30am - Chatfield Trail south, Killingworth:

Meet at the Chatfield Hollow State Park hiker’s lot on Route 80. From intersection of Routes 80 and 81 in Killingworth, drive west on Route 80 for 1.1 miles and take right into parking lot.
A roughly 8-mile hike on the scenic Chatfield Trail featuring many interesting rock formations.
Rolling terrain, and 2-2.5mi/hr pace.  
Can you fit through the Fat Man’s Squeeze?  
Well 
managed dogs OK.
Hiking boots only.
Bring food and plenty to drink.
Bad weather cancels. 

RSVP not required.
Call or e-mail with questions to Laurette at 860-614-4021 or laurettesaller@gmail.com

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.

SHOW AND GO RIDES THROUGH MARCH 2018, 10 am 
Mar 4              Red Caboose, back of Old Mystic Village Shopping Center
Mar 11            Samuel Peretz Park at Bridebrook Rte 156 Niantic
Mar 18            Red Caboose, back of Old Mystic Village Shopping Center
Mar 25            Samuel Peretz Park at Bridebrook Rte 156 Niantic
(show & go rides extended through March)
All Show and Go Rides:   there will be no planned cue sheet rides during December, January and February, and March, only designated meeting places for Sunday Rides.  Those riders who show up will decide the direction and distance to be pedaled. The lead riders will wait at chosen intervals for the slower riders to catch up and keep the group together. Inclement weather or poor road conditions cancel these rides.
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April 1          10:00 a.m.         Mystic                        
Ride # 215
Meet: Mystic Middle School parking lot, Take exit 90 off I-95, south on Rte 27, left on Mistuxet Ave, Mystic
Distances: 21.8 & 10.8 miles                    Ride starter: Lorraine

April 8          10:00 a.m.         Old Lyme     Ride #46
Meet: DEP area, take I-95 from Mystic to Exit 70, Straight on Rte 1, left onto Rte 156, about ½ mile. Right onto Ferry Rd
Distances: 32.7 & 20.3 & 16.6 mileS                                Ride starter: Sue Q

April 15          10:00a.m.   Groton      Ride #240
Meet: Groton Post Office in Groton Shopping Center on Long Hill Rd
Distances: 20 miles                                        Ride Starter: TBA

April 22          10:00a.m.              Niantic                          Ride #45
Meet: Niantic Center School
Distances: 28.9 & 15.7  miles                                  Ride Starter: Olga

April 29        10:00 a.m.                 Norwich      Ride 139B  
Meet: CorePlus FCU Credit Union
Ride 38.3 / 23.7 miles                             Ride Starter: Maureen

May  to Nov  Schedule will be posted shortly.  Check  the club ride page  or the club calendar

Thanks to the fabulous ride committee volunteers who planned the upcoming Sunday rides in ONE night.  Ride Committee Volunteers 2018:  Tony Quatroche, Brian Maynard, Sue Chadbourne, Tom Baker, Lorraine Waring, Susan Quatroche, Mike Joly, Marie Joly, Jim Bierylo, Maureen Bierylo, Shelley Reuben, and Olga Moas (sorry I left you off last time)

Print your own ride sheet...please
Sunday & Wednesday Ridesheets are Online at (click on link)
For the password, call or email Shelley Reuben 860-335-4340 or sreuben1@icloud.com
CHECK OUT BIKEWALKCT.ORG
Bike Walk Connecticut is changing  the culture          
​       of transportation through advocacy and education to        
       make
bicycling and walking safe, feasible and
       
attractive for a healthier, cleaner Connecticut.


The 2018 Bike Walk CT Summit -- Advocacy Through Action -- is scheduled for Friday, April 6 in Hartford. Registration is now open at bikewalkct.org.

Wednesday Night Rides by Mike Joly
More details to follow with start locations, lengths, apres bicycling activities
Consider signing up to start a ride; see available dates below
Email: michael.joly@snet.net
 
Date                             Location                               Ride Starter
April 18 Old Saybrook Michael Joly W-75 and W-76
April 25 Niantic Tony Quatroche W-39 and W-40
May 2 Groton Mary Ellen Banker W-23 and W-24
May 9 Oakdale Tom Baker W-59 and W-60
May 16 Occum Denise Magario W-63 and W-64
May 23 Bozrah Maureen and Jim Bierylo W-3 and W-4
May 30 Mystic Lorraine Waring W-30 and W-31
June 6 Niantic Debby and Barry Gorfain W-35 and W-36
June 13 Pawcatuck   W-80 and W-81
June 20  Occum Michael Joly W-65 and W-66
June 27 Niantic Gary Carlson  W-41
July 4  No Ride Holliday  
July 11 North Stonington Art and Julie Armstrong TBD
July 18 Mystic Jennifer Scott W-28 and W-29
July 25 Occum Michael Joly W-17 and W-18
August 1      
August 8 Norwich Tim Duggan W-53 and W-54
August 15      
August 22 Groton Kathy Chamberlain and Doug Morrissette W-22
August 29      
September 5      
September 12 Old Saybrook   W-75 and W-76
 
OWN YOUR RIDE
Monthly Information Enhancing Bicycling Knowledge & Skills


How to Give Your Bike a Proper Spring Tune-Up by Karen Buxton (click on Link)
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Learn How to Use Ride with GPS on your device or mobile app (Phone) (click on link)
When you look at the ride sheet links on Ride with GPS for our posted rides you can see a big map of the scheduled ride.
Learn how to map out your favorite routes at home: It is really simple. It gives the distance, elevation and much more.  Give it a try. 
If you want some help, just ask people at rides or give us an email or call and we can help in person,phone , or on line
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How to Fuel on Rides of Every Length
Ride Strong and avoid stomach trouble while cycling by eating the right amounts of rood at the right times    By Bicycling.com

A great review for the new season
 
Pequot Cyclists Member Survey
Coming Soon:  An online anonymous survey will be sent in March 2018 to get your opinions and suggestions to keep this THE CLUB people want to join:  
Our Mission:  A recreational bicycling club:
                Promotes activity
                Inspires healthy lifestyles
                Builds a bicycling community  


Look for the survey this month.  Your input is important.  Thank you!