PEQUOT CYCLISTS NEWSLETTER
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December 6, 2017
Join us for our

Annual Club Meeting
&
Holiday Party!
 
Enjoy Ocean Blue Catering's fabulous buffet, including hor de'ouvres served to you while you mingle. Water, coffee and tea are included. As always, there's a cash bar.

Where:  Mystic Aquarium, 55 Cougan Blvd, Mystic

When: December 6, 2017, 6 PM-10 PM

Cost: $38 per person (must be paid in advance, no later than 11/17/17)


RSVP by sending your check made payable to Shelley Reuben to
Shelley Reuben
47 1/2 Brockett Road
Niantic, CT 06357

 
Spread the cheer and bring an unwrapped toy to support local charities. Toys for Tots and Care and Share are the beneficiaries of our gifts.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS SLATED FOR DECEMBER 6, 2017

The Pequot Cyclists will hold its election of club officers on December 6, 2017. 
The election will be held prior to the Holiday Dinner at the Mystic Aquarium. 
Article V Section B Officers of the Corporation shall be elected for a period of two years. 

The Nomination Committee proposed the following slate of officers for elections.
President:              Shelley Reuben
Vice President        Tony Quatroche
Secretary                Lorraine Waring
Treasurer:               Jim Zito  

Article V, Section D  ADDITIONAL NOMINATIONS FOR ANY OFFICE MAY BE PLACED BEFORE THE MEMBERSHIP AT THE MEETING BY ANY MEMBER.  They must be submitted in writing to the secretary at least 10 days prior to the biennial election.  Be prepared to have the nomination secondded at the meeting so that the nominee(s) can be included in the voting. 
The last date to deliver nominations to the secretary is November 26, 2017.  Send them to Lorraine Waring, c/o Pequot Cyclists, PO Box 505, Gales Ferry, CT  06335.
November & December 2017
pequotcyclists.com
Membership Application
Like us on Facebook!
Join our Club on Strava!
Choose your favorite color, fill out the form, mail in your check for just $22.
 
SOCIAL COORDINATOR NEEDED FOR 2018
This volunteer coordinates the club social activities including the volunteer dinner (Mar), picnic (Aug), annual dance, and Holiday dinner. 
Most are well established with prescheduled dates & locations.  A cadre of volunteers will always help with the planning & execution. 
Give a shout via contacts in this newsletter or at the holiday party. 

Sunday Rides

For more information contact: Brian Maynard at brian_r_maynard@hotmail.com or call 860-581-0734 (please leave a message)

Helmets are mandatory. Enjoy yourself out there.

Sunday Ride Schedule 2017
PLEASE CHECK THE PEQUOT CYCLISTS CALENDAR
http://pequotcyclists.com/?post_type=tribe_events 

BEGINNING IN NOVEMBER
NOTE TIME CHANGE TO 10AM

Nov 12                    10:00 a.m.                 Groton
Meet: Washington Park: Park Ave & Meridian St
Ride 29.5 / 24.3 / 16.8 / 11.4 miles
Ride # 207
Ride starter: Cathy C

Nov 19                    10:00 a.m.                 East Lyme Meander
Meet: Flanders School, off RT-1 west of Flanders 4 Corners (Intersection of Rte 1 and Rte 161 East Lyme)
GPS address: 167 Boston Post Rd., East Lyme, CT
Ride 28.8/20.8 miles
Ride # 53A
Ride Starter: Olga

Nov 26                    10:00 a.m.                 Bozrah
Meet: CPL Exit 23 off Rte 2 (Junction of Rte 2 and Rte 163)
Ride 29 / 24 miles
Ride #23, 23L
Ride starter: Alan S


 SHOW & GO RIDES --LOCATIONS TO BE DETERMINED

Show and Go rides begin – All Show and Go Rides will start at 10:00 a.m.   Except for the New Year’s Day ride, there will be no planned cue sheet rides during December, January and February, 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.
      

Print your own ride sheet

Ridesheets are Online at     http://pequotcyclists.com/?ge_id=807                             
For the password, call or email Dave Reed w1red@aol.com or 860-739-7483
 
NEW ADDITION:  RIDE WITH GPS LINKS WILL BE ADDED WHEN AVAILABLE
You can see a map/print A MAP OF THE RIDE  and/or Download the ride to your GPS device 

Ride Committee Volunteers 2017:  Tony Quatroche, Brian Maynard, Sue Chadbourne, Tom Baker, Tim Duggan, Tim Wilson, Lorraine Waring, Susan Quatroche, Mike Joly,

 

The Halloween Dance was a Big Hit!  
Thanks Shelley Reuben & the band of volunteers to make this happen. 
The DJ was fabulous. 

Bicycling Advocates  

Bike Stonington     Bike Walk CT    Share the Road CT     League of American Bicyclists
Regional Outdoor Resources
CT Explorer’s Guide     Adventure Sports Inc.    REI     Bike and the Like     Bicycle Loft (Burlington, MA)
International Bicycle Center(MA)     Harris Cyclery (Newton, MA)     Landry’s (MA)    

Local Bike Shops

Mystic Cycle Center   ;   Niantic Bay Bicycles  ;    Rose City Cycles of Norwich   Terra Cyclery (New London)   ;    Wayfarer (New London)    Morrissey Cycles (Old Lyme)
CT bike shops http://pedaling.com/resources/
Regional Cycling Groups
Mystic Velo     Narragansett Wheelmen     Essex County Velo     Berkshire Cycling Association   Farmington Valley Trails Council     Pioneer Valley Freewheelers   Hat City Cyclists   Mohawk-Hudson Cycling Club     Nerac Earth Cycling    Sound Cyclists    East Coast Greenway
New England Mountain Bike Association    Seven Hills Wheelmen
Local Hiking Groups
AMC CT Chapter