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June 2018 Newsletter
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           Welcome to New Pequot Cyclists
No New Members in May 2018

Download/print the brochure and/or buiness card from
Wear your club bicycling jersey to spark interest, market our club
Invite friends or coworkers to "try us out".
Get some directly from your Pequot Cyclists Board Members as of 6 June.  Keeps some in your bike bag.  
Pequot Cyclists 2018 Member Survey Results  (Click link) 
OR check the Pequot Cyclists Web News Page

Thanks to all 70 members who completed the survey.  
Your input and comments are INVALUABLE!!!!!!!!
Look for 2018 and 2019 changes & updates based on your input.
Pequot Cyclists Jerseys!  Are you ready to place an order this year?  
Orders are due by 31 May 2018
Contact Mary Ellen Banker to order your jersey at 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)  


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 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

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  

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
Pot luck picnic to follow at the Armstrong’s bring bathing suits and
a dish to share at Wyassup Lake, grill will be provided.

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 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


Breakfast Club
June 26th will be the kickoff of the 9th season of the breakfast rides, a series of rides that start at 7AM on Tuesday mornings throughout the summer.  These are social rides that vary 16-36 miles with scenic stops along the route.  Everyone stays together throughout the ride, starting and together.  No rider is left behind. 
 After each ride, the 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)
Monthly Information Enhancing Bicycling Knowledge & Skills

How to Improve Your Cardiovascular Capacity in Cycling by Nicole Carlin

How to Increase Endurance in a Short Time  by Paula Quinene

Cycling for Beginners:  The Ultimate Guide from  
5 Ways to End Muscle Cramps  By Hana A. Feeney, MS, RD, CSSD
16 Post Workout Static Stretches   By Arnav Sakar
7 Ways to Relieve Muscle Soreness   
By Judi Sheppard Missett

The Complete Guide To Workout Nutrition  AUGUST 3, 2011 |BY 
Post Exercise Nutrition:  Are You Eating for Results?  By Dave Smith
  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 

Holiday Gathering
Wednesday December 5, 2018
Location:  Mystic Aquarium  

Just Because These Looked Interesting

This Is Your Body on Cycling  BY  FEB 6, 2017                                                                                                          RIDING MAKES YOU SMARTER, BURNS MEGA CALORIES, AND BUILDS A STRONGER HEART AND ENVIABLE QUADS. HERE’S HOW TO MAXIMIZE EVERY MINUTE,  FROM THE MOMENT YOU HOP ON YOUR BIKE TO THE SECOND YOU HIT THE SHOWER.

A Dozen Bucket List Rides for 2018 (Gives some ideas for this and future years)


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

Check out Pequot Cyclists survey results for activities our club members like (click on link)