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March 2019 Newsletter
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All Members, Guests, Future Members are Invited to 1st Tuesday of Each Month
700PM  @ East Lyme Library  
39 E Society Rd, Niantic, CT 06357
Tuesday  5 March,     Tuesday  2 April,     Tuesday 7 May  and so on
Welcome to New Pequot Cyclists

James Ricciardone, Slidell, LA 
Patricai 'Tish' Hurley, Westerly, RI
Peter Sanso, Killingworth, CT 

A big, huge thanks to you, Duncan Bailey, for a great winter event season.

And, thank you to all the volunteers who coordinated many different events and experiences.
We all look forward to more winter wonderland events in 2019-2020

Contact:  Duncan Bailey @ 860-334-7503 or  
 Work with Duncan to get your idea put into action.  
Please renew when you get your notifications either in the email/mail
If you know you are due, consider downloading the renewal form and send it in. 
  Save the Dates for Upcoming Social Events

ATTENTION ALL VOLUNTEERS! The Pequot Cyclists' annual volunteer dinner will be held April 10, 2019.
WHAT- Our annual dinner to thank all of you who volunteer for our club events
WHEN- April 10, 2019 at 6PM
WHERE- Christo's Pizza and More, 37 South Broad St., Pawcatuck, CT
WHO- All members who have volunteered for club events
           Spouses & significant others may attend.   A donation is requested. 
WHY- Because you keep the club rolling along!

If you plan on attending please RSVP to Maureen at or send a text to her at 860-303-3727.
Save the Date for the Annual Club Ride & Club Picnic

14 July 2019

Usually: 8:30AM long ride & 10:00a.m. for short ride
Fort Shantok Park, Montville
See the Sunday Rides & Future Newsletters/Emails for more information


On the Greenway
June 8th 2019:  9AM

As part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven, CT, join us Saturday, June 8 for a 30-mile round-trip ride on the East Coast Greenway, easy to moderate cycling.

Bicycling Boom: East Coast Greenway, Lufthansa Magazine, February 2019
Interesting Read 
Encountering bikelash:Experiences and lessons from New Zealand
 (LINK) by
Field, Wild, Woodward, Macmillan, Mackie                
    Journal of Transport & Health  Volume 11, December 2018, Pages 130-140
Gear Up for FVTC Trails Safety Expo
Farmington Valley Trails Council (FVTC)
Saturday, March 9, 2019    11:00am - 3:30pm
Avon Free Public Library ,  281 Country Club Rd, Avon, CT
Farmington Valley Trails Council | 860.202.3928 |
                 RIDING SEASON IS                                                 ALMOST HERE    

Welcome to 2019 Wednesday Night Pizza Rides.

All riders should plan to arrive by 5:45. All rides leave promptly at 6:00.
For more info.  Contact Michael Joly, at 860-823-9254  or e-mail
Enjoy yourself out there. Helmets are mandatory on all rides!
Guests and non-members must sign waivers prior to riding..


April 17          6:00 PM        Old Saybrook      Ride W-75  and W-76
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


April 24         6:00 PM      Stonington        Ride W-100 and W-101
Meet at The Velvet Mill ( Bayview ave and Meadow Ave )
GPS Address: 22 Bayview Ave.  Stonington, CT 06378
Ride starters: Mary Ellen Banker 860-460-5324
Supper after the ride will be at WoodFellas Pizza BYOB


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 and Concise 2019 Riding Schedule April to November (click to open)

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, February, and March.  Only designated meeting places for those Sunday Rides.  
Mar 3              Red Caboose, back of Old Mystic Village Shopping Center
Mar 10            Samuel Peretz Park at Bridebrook Rte 156 Niantic
Mar 17            Red Caboose, back of Old Mystic Village Shopping Center
Mar 24            Samuel Peretz Park at Bridebrook Rte 156 Niantic
Mar 31            Red Caboose, back of Old Mystic Village Shopping Center

April 7          10:00 a.m.         Mystic         Ride #215
Meet: Mystic Middle School parking lot, Take exit 90 off I-95, south on Rte 27, left on Mistuxet Ave, Mystic
Distances: 21.8 & 10.8 miles
Ride starter: Lorraine

April 14          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: 29.9 & 16.6 miles
Ride starter: TBD

April 21          10:00a.m.              Niantic      Ride #45
Meet: Niantic Center School
Distances: 28.9 & 15.7  miles
Ride Starter: TBD

April 28        10:00 a.m.      Norwich     Ride #139B
Meet: CorePlus FCU Credit Union
Distances: 40.3 / 23.7 miles
Ride Starter: TBD

Print your own ride sheet
Sunday & Wednesday Ridesheets are Online at (click on link)
For the MEMBERS ONLY password, contact the ride coordinator, membership chair, or a board member (see the bottom of this newsletter).

PreRide Briefing to Review & Use on
Summer Tuesday Morning Breakfast Rides Return
Starting June 2019

Tom Baker & Sue Chadbourne lead this 9-week Pequot Cyclists' Club series. These weekly rides are a no-drop, scenic, well-organized and friendly ride with breakfast either during or after the ride.   

Their riding rules are clearly defined.  Make sure to let Tom & Sue know your intent to ride and/or have breakfast to make sure you have a seat at the table.  

The first ride will be around Groton with breakfast at Puffins. If you have not been there, it is absolutely worth the effort.

Rides and information will be posted as soon as we get it. 

Check out the website for the riding rules for your best enjoyment. (click)
Non Pequot Cyclist member riders must sign a waiver to ride. Helmets mandatory.

Safe Cycling Classes & Promotion

Glastonbury: Teaching Safe Bicycling in Health and PE Classes
Saturday, April 6, 2019   9:00am-5:00pm

A League of American Cyclists Cycling Instructor Seminar in Hartford
Friday, July 19, 2019 to Sunday, July 21, 2019
Registration (click here) open for the only nationwide bicycling instructor certification
Volunteerism & Advocacy
New London Recreation is seeking volunteers for youth bicycling events.

1..SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019: Volunteers are needed for the Youth Duathlon- Run-Bike-Run for ages 5-17.  Volunteers needed: To help to set up the bike course, buckling helmets, mounting/dismounting bikes & act as as bike route guides. . 

2. At New London County Recreation youth multi-sport events in 4 of the New London schools.  
Please contact the New London Rec department below if interested in volunteering for any of our race events,   
Lori DeLucca, New London Recreation       
860-447-5230                      860-447-7956 FAX