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May 2018 Newsletter
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           Welcome to New Pequot Cyclists

Sandra Austin from Niantic 
Pequot Cyclists Jerseys!  Are you ready to place an order?  
Orders made in the next month will be processed:  if we have a big order, there may be a small discount.  
Contact Mary Ellen Banker to order your jersey @ or call/text at 860-460-5324.   
Check out the design and order sheet at

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)  


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 10                                 8:00 a.m.                     Colchester
Meet: CPL on Lake Hayward Rd, Exit 20 off Rte 2
Distances: 37/27/20 miles                  Ride # 128R                    Ride starter: TBA

June 17                     8:00 a.m.                 Mystic
Meet: Mystic Red Caboose, rear parking lot, Olde Mystic Village Shopping Center, Mystic
Distances: 50.8 / 22.9 miles          Ride # 204R                     Ride starter: Lorraine

June 24                       8:00 a.m.                     Niantic            
Meet: Municipal Parking Lot/ Methodist St/ Hope St Across from Niantic Bay Bicycle Shop
Distances: 56.7/32.3/23.8 miles      Ride # 222/89     Ride starter: Sue C

July 1                    8:00 a.m.                 Griswold
Meet: Griswold CPL Exit 24 (old exit 86) off I-395 (to Hopeville Pond State Park)
Distances: 46.1 / 30.9 / 24.5 miles       Ride # 73, 73L        Ride starter: TBA

July 8                     8:00a.m.                    Occum
Meet: CPL, Exit 18 (old 83) off of I-395, Rte 97
Distances: 42.8 / 32.2 miles          Ride # 145         Ride Starter: Duncan

July  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)

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:  any board member for questions in May 2018 
Email to sign up for rides or questions June and forward  

May 16               6:00 PM                    Norwich         Ride W-63 and W-64
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

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

May 30                 6:00 PM                   Mystic         Ride W-30 and W-31
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                  6:00 PM             Niantic          Ride W-35 and W-36
New Ride
Meet at McCooks Beech       GPS Address: 12 Atlantic St, Niantic, CT
Ride Starter: Debby and Barry Gorfain  860-373-8573

June 13                6:00 PM                Pawcatuck      Ride W-80 and W-81
Meet: Pawcatuck Shopping Center       GPS Address: 37 S Broad St, Pawcatuck, CT
Ride Starter: Shelley Reuben  860-335-4340

June 20                 6:00 PM                Norwich           Ride W-65 and W-66
Meet CPL Exit 18 off RTE 395        GPS Address: 164 Taftville-Occum Rd, Norwich, CT
Ride Starter:  Marie and Mike Joly  860-823-9254          Supper at Occum Pizza

June 27                 6:00 PM                Niantic           Ride W-41 and W-42
Meet: Municipal Parking Lot/ Methodist St/ Hope St 1 block N. Main St.
GPS Address: 8 Methodist St. Niantic, CT  (Across from Niantic Bay Bicycle Shop)
Ride Starter: Jo-Ann and Gary Carlson’s  860-691-0657
After the ride you are invited back to the Carlson’s for a Pot luck picnic,
Bring a dish to share, BYOB

July 4                    No Ride
Happy Independence Day

July 11                 6:00 PM                 North Stonington         Ride TBD
Meet: Wheeler High School Parking lot
Rte 2 and Main St.  North Stonington, CT
Ride Starter: Art and Julie Armstrong  860-535-4673

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

12 Tips for Riding Your 1st Century 
from  Great tips for longer rides or a century.  It's never too early to help your future rides 

Cycling for Beginners:  The Ultimate Guide from  
Yes, this is a repeat article, but lots of good stuff is in here

Do you get nausea or GI symptoms during bike rides by Total Women's Cycling March 2017
How To Prevent Nausea When Cycling by cycling plus & Andy Ward Oct 2016
Hydrate to dominate:  10 tips for cycling   by
All good tips...but just can't get into the beet juice


                                                          This 6-Step Routine Will Get Your Glutes in Shape  from

5 Post-Ride Stretches  by Nicole Morrell for


New Pawcatuck Ride!   June 23, 2018

Join Nancy Niewuwenhuis to raise money for the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.
The goal is riding our bicycles for one hundred miles along the coast of CT and RI June 23rd.  
Shorter rides may be offered if enough people are interested. 
The ride is unsponsored & unsupported to keep expenses down in our first event.
Join the adventure, see great views, and count the roadkill along the route! 
Looking for riders and volunteers for what little can be offered such as a SAG and water stops maybe a pbj or two.  
Contact Nancy Nieuwenhuis at more information or to volunteer 

  Save the Dates for Upcoming Social Events
+++++++One volunteer needed for Social Events++++++++++
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  
Deer ticks. Get them before they get you. (from AMC Magazine)

It’s that time again. Ticks are back, ready to creepy-crawly their way to a blood meal from your succulent flesh. If you’re like me, however, you probably prefer to keep your blood to yourself — and to avoid potential exposure to Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.

And there’s one sure-fire way to kill any ticks that might have hitched a ride on your clothing. Throw any potential tick-bearing clothes in the dryer and run it on high heat for 10 minutes.

It’s not the heat that kills them. It’s the dryness. Ticks require moisture to survive and will rapidly desiccate and die in dry conditions—and a quick spin in the dryer is all that’s needed to crisp ’em to death. (Ticks can actually survive a hot-water run through the washing machine.)

So anytime you’re out in tick country—hiking, gardening, or being otherwise active in known tick areas—consider stripping down as soon as you get back inside, firing up a tick dryer death cycle, and thoroughly checking yourself in the process.

Of course, there are many other ways to defend against ticks, including treating your clothes with permethrin, tucking pant legs into your socks, wearing light-colored clothing to make tick-spotting easier, and performing constant and regular checks of yourself, your kids, and your dog. A dryer spin is just yet another effective technique to add to your arsenal.

Article Provided by Robin Kerwin.  Thank you Robin!

Contact Duncan Bailey @ 860-334-7503     or  
to help plan your hike, skiing, or other winter event