October 27, 2013

Donut Derby!

The boys enjoyed the Donut Derby sponsored by CCAP yesterday. They enjoyed the donuts better than Jones Hill. It sure was steep and then it finished off with a long gradual uphill section on gravel/dirt. The boys did 4 laps around the course, stopping for donuts before each climb. They actually ate so many donuts that they one the donut eating competition (each donut knocks 3 minutes off your official time).

CCAP has been so wonderful in supporting our growing high school program. They brought us up for recognition and a group shot. The photo below includes their Aetna Pro Team, their new junior travel team, the Ledyard High School Cycling Club and CCAP high school coordinator Michelle Zwick. We are so thankful for their support and to be apart of their amazing mission.

October 13, 2013

Today's Ride with a Stop at Clyde's Cider Mill

We had an exciting ride today. Alex was back on the bike and Gianni and Steven rounded out the youth contingent. Mrs. Froh and Mr. Jannke road as well, and long time Pequot member David Reed joined us. We rode 32 miles. Our group kept pace with the fastest Pequot men for the first 17 miles to Clyde's Cider Mill. After a dozen donuts, muffins and pastry, the boys slowed a bit for the second half of the ride. Apparently 4 donuts is significant baggage when climbing hills. Today was great training for the upcoming  CCAP Donut Derby at Devil's Hopyard (see post below for more details).

October 12, 2013

We Won Jerseys

We won the CCAP High School jersey competition for our participation in the CT Cycling Festival last month! We will receive 6 free Verge jerseys!!!

Three Big Upcoming Rides!

We have three big, fun rides coming up in the coming weeks....

Sunday, Oct 13, 9am - meet at Mystic Middle School for a ride with the Pequot Cyclists. We'll be stopping at Clyde's Cider Mill along the way for apple donuts and other treats! More details...

Friday, Oct 18, 7pm - from Bluff Point we will do the annual night-time Halloween ride sponored by the Mystic Cycle Centre. You need a mountain bike with pumped-up tires and a headlight or flashlight taped to your handle bars.

Saturday, Oct 26, 10am - we are doing the CCAP Donut Derby at Devil's Hopyard - East Haddam, CT. This is a fun crit race/ride. For more information and to register, click here.