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April 2018 Newsletter
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           Welcome to New Pequot Cyclists
Karen Brouwer
Dawn Patterson
Darrel Oh
Anne Ormston
Justin Sleeper

Sunday Rides 2018

For more information contact: Brian Maynard at or 860-581-0734 & leave a message

Helmets are mandatory. Enjoy yourself out there.
Full & Concise Schedule in MS Word  (click here)  

START TIMES:  10:00 AM  
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::  Mike Banker

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 6             9:00 a.m.                     Ledyard
Meet: Sawmill Park, Rte 214 Ledyard. I-95 to Exit 88, take Rte 117N for 6 miles to Ledyard Center, Turn Right (East) onto Rte 214 (Iron St), Drive 1.6 miles to Sawmill Park
Distances: 36/15 miles
Ride# 103
Ride starter: TBA

May 13                    9:00 a.m.                 Old Saybrook
Meet: Old Saybrook Train Station, N Main St
Distances: 35.9 / 16.4 miles
Ride # 122
Ride Starter: Tony

May 20                         9:00 a.m.                     Montville
Meet: Oakdale Fair Oaks School: Corner Old Colchester Rd and Chesterfield Rd
GPS address: 836 Old Colchester Rd Montville
Distances: 47.9/23.5 miles
Ride # 60
Ride starter: Tom B

May 27              9:00 a.m.                     Preston
Meet: Preston Plains School. Preston (Junction of Rte 2 and Rte 164)
Distances:48/29.1 miles
Ride # 148
Ride starter: Anne Procyk


June 3                       8:00 a.m.                 Stonington
Meet: CPL on Taugwonk Rd., Stonington, Exit 91 off of I-95 (CPL is on the north side of I-95).
Distances: 39.4 / 19.9 miles
Ride # 205
Ride starter: Jim Scarles

June  to Nov  Schedules are 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 

Print your own ride sheet...please
Sunday & Wednesday Ridesheets are Online at (click on link)
For the MEMBERS ONLY password, contact the membership chair or a board member (below)
Are Completed for the Season

THANK YOU!!!  To all the many volunteers who took the time to organize and lead events.
THANK YOU!!!!  Melody Green for getting our season started.
THANK YOU!!!! Duncan Bailey for taking over the winter events.

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


April 18                6:00 PM               Old Saybrook
Meet at the Old Saybrook Train Station.
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

Ride W-75  and W-76

April 25                  6:00 PM               Niantic
Meet: Niantic Bay Bicycle
GPS Address: 8 Methodist St. Niantic, CT
Ride starter: Tony Quatroche  860-691-2517
Ride W-39 and W-40

May 2                    6:00 PM                Groton
Meet: Groton 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
Ride starter: Mary Ellen Banker   860-460-5324
Ride W-23 and W-24

May 9                   6:00 PM                 Oakdale
Meet: Fair Oaks School
GPS Address: 836 Old Colchester Rd, Oakdale, CT
Ride Starter: Tom Baker  860-848-9584
Supper at Oakdale Pizza
Ride W-59 and W-60

May 16               6:00 PM                    Norwich
Meet CPL Exit 18 off RTE 395
GPS Address: 164 Taftville-Occum Rd, Norwich, CT
Ride Starter: Denise Magario  860-376-9885
Supper at Occum Pizza
Ride W-63 and W-64

May 23                   6:00 PM                 Bozrah
Meet: CPL Exit 23 off Rte 2
GPS Address: 25 Haughton Rd. Bozrah, CT 06334
Ride Starter: Maureen and Jim Bierylo  860-303-3727
Ride W-3 and W-4

May 30                 6:00 PM                   Mystic
Meet at the Red Caboose in the Old Mystic Village
GPS Address: 27 Coogan Blvd. Mystic, CT 06355
Ride Starter: Lorraine Waring  860-572-9202

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 Holiday  
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 Waterford Gretchen and John Glaub  
September 12 Old Saybrook   W-75 and W-76


Monthly Information Enhancing Bicycling Knowledge & Skills

Cycling for Beginners:  The Ultimate Guide
This is a good beginners guide for all sorts of info from how to change gears, turning corners, pedaling, and more.
It also has a great review for necessary skills such as changing a flat tire

7 Important Things We Forget to tell Cycling Newbies by
OMG!!!!  I wish I had known a few of these before I started riding.  

Nutrition for cycling: 10 tips to get your food and drink dialled
by Cycling Weekly 
Really good tips on how many carbs you need while riding and much more


Do These 3 Rides Every Week If You Want to Get Faster

Hit these high notes in your training to watch your speed skyrocket  By ​SELENE YEAGER   in

Although this may seem intense, it does challenge oneself to try some of these during rides

New Pawcatuck Ride!   June 23, 2018

Come join me in raising some money for the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center and riding our bicycles for one hundred miles along the coast of CT and RI this summer.  This will be an unsponsored & unsupported ride in order to keep expenses down.  We'll have adventure, see great views, and count the roadkill along the route!  More details coming soon so keep your eyes open for information.  Looking for riders and volunteers for what little can be offered such as a SAG and water stops maybe a pbj or two.  Shorter rides may be offered if enough people are interested. 
Contact Nancy Nieuwenhuis at more information or to volunteer 

  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.
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 

 Annual Dance--Date TBD

Holiday Gathering
Wednesday December 5, 2018
Location:  Mystic Aquarium  
CHECK OUT Bike Karma Podcast
The Mission of the Bike Karma Podcast is just to be a friendly point on the map for anyone who loves any type of bicycle to make connections with other bicycle enthusiasts from inside and outside of their own camps. From riding, to fixing, to collecting... from begineers to champions... from the garage workshop to the peleton... we've either covered it or are planning on it.... It is not meant to be a guidebook (you should think for yourself and safely ride within your abilities) just interesting stories. Source:

Per Carol Flanagan, it is a cycling podcast by Tom Brown of Wethersfield CT.  It is available on Itunes, Podbean, Stitcher, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc. There are  25 podcasts so far, all about people and bicycles. One is about cycling over the ferry on the Connecticut River,

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