November 15, 2015

Amazing Fall Ride Today

We enjoyed a really beautiful day on the bike: sunny and cool. Two of our boys did 32 miles at our summer group pace of 17 mph (data below is from the slow coach's bike). We had so much fun that we didn't even feel the affects of the cold and forgot to take photos. Now, later in the day, it's obvious that the cool temps took a lot out of us. We'll sleep well tonight.

November 8, 2015

Another Fun Fall Morning

We enjoyed another awesome morning on the bikes today. Fall riding is so beautiful and no summer heat! Joe was back on the bike, less than 2 weeks after knee surgery. He said his knee felt great!

November 7, 2015

Sunday Ride (tomorrow)

LHS Cycling,

We’ll ride tomorrow 9-11 am. The weather is going to be absolutely perfect. 

If your equipment is ready to go, meet at the LHS tennis courts at 8:50. If you need to pump tires or have anything adjusted, please arrive at 8:30. We’ll leave the parking lot at 9 sharp.

It will be a prefect, sunny fall ride, temps 50+. 

Clothing suggestions...

- long sleeve base layer under your jersey

Optional, per your preference:
- gloves
- leggings
- wind jacket

Mr. Jannke

October 31, 2015

Perfect Fall Ride

Enjoyed a fun, fall ride this morning with X and Tyler. We did a peaceful 27 miles through Groton, Mystic, Stonington and Ledyard. Tyler just started at LHS. Welcome aboard!

October 27, 2015

Bike Stand Donation

Mr. Lentz donated an awesome bike stand to our cycling club. Time for winter tuneups!

September 20, 2015

Seacoast Century

Gianni and Alex successfully rode the full 100 miles of the Seacoast Century on Saturday. It was a perfect fall day. Can't wait for next year!

August 30, 2015

Fall Kickoff

It's time to start the fall season. Due to travel, our riders trained heavily on their own in July and August. We are ready to ramp things up again. For our experienced riders our big fall goals are the CT Cycling Festival and Seacoast Century in September and the Donut Derby in October.

Several of our riders are playing fall sports, so we are a smaller group, but the training will continue for both inexperienced and experienced riders. See Mr. Jannke in room 211 if you are interested or email

July 1, 2015

Interesting Ride Tonight

We had an interesting ride tonight. We ended up doing loops in Ledyard. This is one night Joe and Chris will remember! See you all 6pm on Friday for our final ride before break! Oh, and good turnout tonight. #noadults

Today's (Wednesday) Ride Time Moved

Due to the morning storms, we moved our ride from this morning to 6:00 pm today. Meet at the high school before 6:00, as we'll leave promptly on the hour. Tomorrow is a rest day and we ride again Friday evening.

June 30, 2015

Hill Ride Tonight

We decided to change it up a bit and do a hilly ride in Ledyard this evening. We did Spicer Hill, Rose Hill, Geer Hill and then the long way up Spicer Hill.

June 29, 2015

Fun Ride this Evening

We did a quick 23 mile loop. It was nice to have 6 kids out given everyone's crazy summer schedules. We even caught Alex smiling on camera!

Donation from T & L Tools

A big thank you to T & L Tools for donating this awesome set of wrenches to the team! The big 8 mm will come in really handy with our Look pedals.

June 28, 2015

Day Off Today

We have been riding pretty much every day for some time now. Everyone, should take a nice rest today and eat well. We ride again tomorrow evening. See our schedule below or on the calendar.

June 27, 2015

TT Training Tonight

With all the storms, we changed plans and did some TT training on the Pequot's course. We scoped out the course from the van and then in between storms, we had 4 riders give it a go. It was a great learning experience. On the way home, it started to rain again, so we timed it perfectly.

June 26, 2015

Team Schedule for Coming Week

Wow, it's been an amazing week; we had 4 new riders join! Coach Jannke is heading off on vacation with G on July 4, so we only have one week left of organized riding. Of course, everyone should train/ride on their own and then we'll pick up with all sorts of great group rides, training, etc., on July 21 when Jannke returns.

Here is the schedule for our last week before break.

27 Sat - 6pm mod-to-high speed ride from LHS
28 Sun - no ride, rest, it is going to rain, even if you want to ride, take a day off and rest
29 Mon - 6pm mod-to-high speed ride from LHS
30 Tues - 6pm mod-to-high speed ride from LHS
1 Wed - 8:30 AM ride mod-to-high speed ride from LHS
2 Thurs - OFF Jannke is picking up G in VT - RACERS should do TT
3 Fri - 6pm mod-to-high speed ride from LHS (with G)

July 4-20 no organized rides. Just individual training and the Pequot TTs.

As always, our calendar is accurate and available at the link above, or you can bookmark this link for a more user-friendly view of the calendar,

Nice Lumpy Ride This Evening

June 25, 2015

Two More New Riders

We had two MORE new riders join us today, Austin and Christian. They rode 2 of our CCAP Raleigh bikes. They were impressed with the speed of a road bike. They'll be back out with us this weekend. Next step shoes and pedals!

June 24, 2015

Three New Riders Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Thursday, we welcome three new riders to our growing team. We'll do our standard intro ride down to River Road. It's going to be another pleasant evening. We meet at LHS at 6pm sharp. Several of our experienced riders will be joining us, so it will be a big, fun group ride. Below is the route.

Another Fast Ride

We enjoyed another 17+ mph ride over our standard 25 mile loop this eve. We were graced with the company of Mrs. Froh. The same four boys from last night rode hard again. It's fun seeing them ride in a pack, and fast. Tomorrow we welcome two new riders. Good times!

Week in Review

We enjoyed a fast ride on Monday and didn’t ride yesterday due to the rain. For the rest of the week…

All rides LEAVE at 6pm, so arrive appropriately before then.

Wednesday - Fast A-Team ride from Alex’s house
Thursday - Fun Intro/Group ride from LHS
Friday - Fun Group ride from LHS (everyone is welcome!)

We’ll discuss the weekend as we ride the next three days.

Over the course of the last week, our club enrollment has gone up by 5 riders! This is super exciting as I can organize larger rides for each rider-level and when we do full group rides we could have as many as 12 youth. That would be a pretty big show of force riding though Mystic or visiting the Mystic Cycle Center :)

June 22, 2015

Two New Riders!

Super excited to have two new riders join us today, Zachary and Tyler! We did a beautiful loop at 17.5 mph.

June 19, 2015

Initial Pequot TT

Xavier and Joe did the Thursday night time trial last night hosted by Pequot Cyclists. The goal was to set a baseline time and then to have each individual work to improve his time over the course of the summer. Nice start boys!

June 11, 2015

Latest Donation

Thanks CCAP for your latest donation. We'll find a home for all this gear!!

John Harris Joined Us Today

We were honored to have John Harris join us today. He brought the new jerseys we ordered and then rode with us on a Mystic loop. It was nice to have some professional coaching! Thanks John!!

June 9, 2015

Tuesday's Ride Update

We rode a short loop down to Mystic and Back. Nice group.

June 6, 2015

Quick Loop Today

We enjoyed a quick 20 mile loop this morning. Joe was sporting his new shoes. Given the short ride distance we challenged ourselves with a little race up Gallup Hill.

June 5, 2015

Updates for the Week

  • Lots of individual training this week
  • Joe has new shoes and pedals!!!
  • Our new jerseys are in!
  • As usual, distance ride from Alex's house tomorrow 8am
  • No group ride on Sunday

May 31, 2015

Great Stretch of Training; Time for a Rest Day

We have trained 8 of the last 10 days. It's time for a rest day tomorrow. Today we avoided Mystic due to the Mystic Half Marathon. We enjoyed some fun, long downhills on Pequot Trail and 184. Training will resume on Tuesday.

May 30, 2015

Foggy Groton Long Point Today

We rode down to foggy Groton Long Point this morning and them made it back home on the rolling hills of the Stonington side as the sun came out. We had our 3 racers and our new rider, Joe, with us today. Joe was sporting a new red bike. He picked up a used Giant from Brumble Bikes last night. The frame is the correct size and it came with a computer, nice wheels, upgraded components and the proper 52 chain ring for junior gearing. With shoes on order Joe is ready to put out some more power.  June is such an exciting time for our club as we gain more and more riders. We set up new rider Chris with pedals and shoes yesterday and we're installing a computer on his club bike today. He'll be joining us again for tomorrow's ride. Good times!

May 29, 2015

Beautiful Day for a Loop into Mystic

We enjoyed a nice little loop down to Noank and back up through Mystic today. As you can see the sky was perfect. The boys had fun; that's what it's all about!

May 28, 2015

Alternate Route

We trained in a little different territory today. We did a short but scenic route, only 17 miles. Joe put in an extra 6! Fun day to be out there and of course to enjoy Mystic.

May 26, 2015

Flat Laps

We did a bunch of laps around our flat training loop today. Nice to have Mrs. Froh out there with us!

May 23, 2015

Saturday Training: Mr. Crain's Loop

We rode Mr. Tom Crain's loop today. This is slowing becoming one of our staple rides.

May 22, 2015

In Honor or John

In honor or John Harris and his dedication to promoting youth cycling in southeastern CT, we decided to train on "John's Loop" today. As we rode the loop he rode for 200 miles during our spring fundraiser, we reflected on the ride and talked about what a great guy John is!!!

May 20, 2015

Slow Day

The boys weren't feeling it today. We only did 17 miles at 16 mph. At least we did a Pequot Trail hill and Gallup Hill. Looking forward to more distance and speed on Friday. Tomorrow will be a light day of training with our development riders.

May 18, 2015

Junior Cassettes Donated!

As part of our CCAP grant application/award, we received seven much needed junior cassettes, which were donated by Richard Vincent. Thank you so much!!!

News Report on CCAP's Kermis

You can see Xavier in this local news report on CCAP's Kermis race on Friday.

May 17, 2015

Quick Sunday Ride

Alex and Gianni lead coach Jannke (off the back half the time) on a quick 28 mile bumpy ride at 17+ mph. We only stopped for a jell once. It was a fast morning of training; we kept the heart rate up the whole time.

May 16, 2015

Mystic Velo Criterium

Our race team competed at the Mystic Velo Criterium today. The team worked to put Xavier on the podium earning bronze. Well done boys!

May 15, 2015

Xavier Competes at Kermis

Xavier represented us at CCAP's Kermis race this evening. It was a fast fun crit race against some strong kids from all over New England, including Killington Mountain School and Cannonade New England.

Mystic Velo Donates Race Wheels

A HUGE thank you goes out to Mystic Velo for donating these amazing race wheels to our team, complete with new tires and junior cassettes. The boys tested them out this week and were amazed! They are ready for tomorrow's 2015 Mystic Velo Criterium. Thank you Velo!!!!

May 14, 2015

Bike Rack Donated

A big thank you to the Grenger family for donating a bike rack to the club. It's a nice Thule and we'll put it to good use!

May 13, 2015

More Crit Training Today

As we get ready for our two big goals of the spring, CCAP's Kermis and Velo's Ninigret Crit, this weekend, we did various drills today to help prepare for this discipline.

May 9, 2015

Ninigret Training

We enjoyed a fabulous morning crit training at Ninigret. Sra. Froh was the coach du jour. The boys worked hard through many drills. We were super excited to work with two new riders, as well!

May 5, 2015

Two More Joined Us Today

We welcomed back Simon today. His bike is repaired and ready to go. He rode a very strong loop with us. We met up with new member Pete and did laps up Town Farm hill for fun to tire us out at the end. Solid day.

May 3, 2015

Training Schedule Week of May 4

We'll do our regular 2:30 to 4:00 rides from the tennis courts on Tuesday and Wednesday. We'll ride down to the flats for more speed training on Shewville, Lantern Hill and River Road. We are off on Thursday. Friday and Saturday we'll head over to Ninigret, Rhode Island to practice on the criterium course. See our calendar for more details.

Welcome Aboard Joe

We had a new rider join us today, sophomore Joe. We set him up with one of our new CCAP bikes. We rode down to River Road and met up with Mrs. Froh. Mrs. Froh had G and X doing criterium training drills, while we worked with Joe on cornering, sprinting, shifting, etc. Not only did Joe cover 19 miles his first day out on a road bike, but he hammered Town Farm hill. I think we have a new climber aboard!


May 1, 2015

Crit Training

We spent the day training on Lantern Hill and Shewville Rd to simulate a crit. We did laps around the circlular route. We focused on not getting dropped from a fast group. We did do a little bit of bridging training, too.

April 29, 2015

Town Farm

We trained on Town Farm Road today. The boys had fun tackling the hill!

April 28, 2015

Trent's First Ride of Year

Today, Trent broke out his new bike and did his first ride of the year after recovering from his broken arm.

April 26, 2015

Training Schedule Week of April 27

We'll train Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week (April 28-May 1). Please bring your bike each day. You can leave it at school, if you want. We'll install the new computers one day, too. We'll leave at 2:30 sharp and be back by 4:00 each day. Come prepared so we can make the most of our short sessions.

Today's Ride with the Pequots

Easy Sunday ride with the Pequot Cyclists today.

Photos from the Breakaway Benefit

April 25, 2015

Breakaway Benefit Route

We enjoyed the Breakaway Benefit today. It was a perfect day, cool and sunny. After an excellent introduction of all the junior teams by CCAP, we enjoy the ride below. Pictures to follow soon.

April 24, 2015

Quick Loops After School

We enjoyed a nice ride down to Mrs. Froh's house and back up to school on Wednesday. Today we did a quick loop over to Gales Ferry. Ready for the Breakaway Benefit tomorrow!

April 20, 2015

Training Schedule Week of April 20

We will train after school on Wednesday and Friday this week in preparation for the Breakaway Benefit this Saturday, April 25. We'll meet by the tennis courts at 2:30 both days. Don't forget to spread the word to donate to our Breakaway Benefit team here

April 18, 2015

April 17, 2015

Breakaway Benefit 25 Mile Loop

This is our ride for the Breakaway Benefit on April 25. Donate to our team here

April 12, 2015

Route for John's 200 Mile Ride

This is the route LHS Cycling and John will be riding on Wednesday, April 15. John will start out at Ledyard Center School at 7:00 AM and complete the 14 mile loop as many times as we make him (as of this morning he has to do 9 laps, that's 126 miles). He'll be stopping in at LCS after every lap. Stop by LCS any time during the day to say hi, bring him cookies or jump on for a couple laps. Thanks John and all our supporters!!!

Watch John's video:
Donate $10 to make him ride an extra mile:
Ride day updates are on John's FB page:

Thank You Brumble Bikes

Brumble Bikes raised $132.28 for Ledyard Cycling yesterday. Thanks Amos and to everyone who stopped by his shop to make a purchase yesterday! Keep supporting Brumble Bikes! They have done so much to support junior cycling in southeastern CT.

April 11, 2015

Brumble Bikes to Donate 10% of Sales Today

Amos Brumble has joined in supporting John Harris's ride for junior cycling in southeastern CT! Thank you Amos! Everyone, get into Brumble Bikes today in Westerly and purchase all the gear you need for the season. Click here for more details.

John's Fundraiser for LHS Cycling

Pro-Am rider and Ledyard resident John Harris will be trying to ride 200 miles around Ledyard on April 15. The LHS Cycling Club is joining him. He is attempting to raise $2,000 for Ledyard Cycling. Check out his silly promo video below ( and consider donating $10 to make him ride an extra mile for us Keep up with John's progress on his Facebook page. Thank you!!!

John Harris is going to ride 200 miles on April 15th but he needs your help!!!1) Check out the "Mega Ride" teaser trailer.2) Make a donation to support John and the Ledyard High School Cycling Club's efforts!
Posted by CCAP on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April 8, 2015

Cold Wet Ride

We enjoyed a cold ride in a light drizzle today. The weather made the uphills the funnest part!!

April 7, 2015

Training Updates

We enjoyed a fun ride on the hills of Long Cove and Vinegar Hill yesterday. Tomorrow at 5pm we'll meet on Sandy Hollow Rd for more training. The roads should be dry by then, but dress warm, it looks a little chilly.

March 24, 2015

Mystic Velo Hosts Ledyard Cycling Computrainer Session

Awesome computrainer session tonight at Mystic Cycle Centre. Thanks Mystic Velo and Mystic Cycle Centre!!

Some Big Targets for the Year

While we have so many goals at all levels, we do have a few bigger ones to highlight and to mark in your calendars.
  • CCAP Breakaway Benefit - April 25
  • CCAP Kermis - May 15
  • Mystic Velo Ninigret Crit - May 16
  • Pequot's Thursday Night Time Trials - June, July and August
  • CCAP CT Cycling Festival - September 19 and 20
  • Granite State Wheelmen's Seacoast Century - September 26
  • CCAP Donut Derby - October

March 18, 2015

Computrainor Session at Mystic Cycle Center

Mystic Velo has graciously reserved 5 computrainors for us from 4-6pm on March 24 at Mystic Cycle Centre. If you are interested in giving cycling a try via computer simulators, let Mr. Jannke know in room 211 or via This is an excellent opportunity to try out the sport before hitting the road. Teachers are welcome to try, too.

February 24, 2015

Breakaway Benefit

Team riders please register for the Breakaway Benefit on April 25. Go to our team page at and click on Join This Team. Also, send the link to family and friends and encourage them to donate to our club and CCAP.

February 18, 2015

Club Night at Mystic Cycle Center

Hope all is well! Tough to ride with all this snow, but we’ll be riding before you know it! We need some volunteers. Tomorrow night is Club Night at Mystic Cycle Center. It starts at 5pm and includes free food! We’ll be getting together with all the other clubs in the area. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to gain more local support! Contact Mr. Jannke if you can come. See their Facebook page for more info.