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July 2018 Newsletter
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           Welcome to New Pequot Cyclists
We have 3 family members joining from Preston, CT.  
Charles Curtis
Benjamin Curtis
William Curtris
Pequot Cyclists Live On and On.....

Help us market our club to new and potential members.
Download/print the brochure and/or business cards from
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
Pequot Cyclists Jerseys
Next Order Expected:  SPRING 2019


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)  

July 15                        8:00 a.m.                 Lyme
Meet: Lyme Consolidated School, Exit 70 I95, straight off exit, right onto Rte 156, Intersection of Beaver Brook Rd and Rte 156
GPS address: 478 Hamburg Rd, Lyme, CT      Tour of Lyme
Distances: 55/27 miles                                  Ride # 75
Ride starter: Euan Ross

July 22                     8:00a.m.                    Salem
Meet: Intersection of Rte 85 and Rte 82, Parking lot at Two Brothers Restaurant
GPS address: 20 Hartford Rd. Salem, CT 06420
Distances: 47.5 / 24 miles                    Ride # 55 (S, L)
Ride Starter: Anne Procyk

Jul 29                     8:00a.m.                    Mystic
Meet: Mystic Red Caboose, rear parking lot, Olde Mystic Village Shopping Center, Mystic
Distances: 41.8 / 22 miles                    Ride # 242 (S/L)
Ride starter: Sue C

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
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 Bierylo
Ride 64L

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


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)              
For the MEMBERS ONLY password, contact the membership chair or a board member (below)

PreRide Briefing to Review & Use on

Wednesday Night Rides by Mike Joly
Consider signing up to start a ride; see available dates below
Email to sign up for rides or questions June and forward  

July 18                  6:00 PM             Mystic                     Ride W-28 and W-29
Meet: Mystic Middle School
GPS Address: 204 Mistuxet Ave. Mystic, CT
Ride Starter: Jennifer Scott  860-572-9797
Picnic at Stonington Point following the ride.
Bring Lawn Chairs and your favorite picnic supper and beverage.

July 25                   6:00 PM                   Bozrah                 Ride W-10 and W-11
Meet: CPL Exit 23 off Rte 2
GPS Address: 25 Haughton Rd. Bozrah, CT 06334
Ride starter:  Anne Procyk  860-874-2150

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    No information...check the website

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).
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)
From these pictures, it looks like Season 9 is pretty great.  Thanks Tom & Sue  
Monthly Information Enhancing Bicycling Knowledge & Skills

How to Get Motivated to Ride Again When You’ve Fallen Out of the Habit  by Selene

Awesome Cycling Benefits You Need To Know   by

  Save the Dates for Upcoming Social Events
Annual Club Picnic 
Date:   26 August 2018,  8:30AM long ride & 10:00a.m. for short ride             
Fort Shantok Park, Montville 

See the Sunday Rides above for more information or

Holiday Gathering
Wednesday December 5, 2018
Location:  Mystic Aquarium  

Tour De France:  All the Stages

It's not too late to watch

Contact Duncan Bailey @ 860-334-7503     or  
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)