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Cyclonauts Bicycle Club
A recreational cycling and hiking club in the greater Springfield, Massachusetts area. All cycling and hiking enthusiasts are welcome to participate in our activities. Check Ride & Hike Schedules for descriptions, dates and times. Contact Cyclonauts Bicycle Club at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Feeling that bicycling offers the rewards of exercise, travel and fellowship, the Cyclonauts Bicycle Club was established in 1965 to promote an active interest in cycling. We are not a racing club (or affiliated with the racing club of the same name). We attempt to offer rides to satisfy the various riding abilities of the membership.
Our bicycling season runs April through October. From November through March the Cyclonauts Bicycling Club continues to be active, offering weekly hiking schedules. Cross-country skiing is often substituted for hiking if there is at least four (4) inches of snow on the ground.
Ride and hike schedules are published five times a year on the club website "www.cyclonauts.com". The website is kept up dated with schedule changes as they occur, so it is recommended that members refer to it for up to date information. This site is maintained by the Webmaster, Ray Siwinski. For information, comments or suggestions to improve this site, or to report technical problems or schedule changes, please contact Ray at the Cyclonauts email address, email@example.com.
About Our Rides
Rides are offered on most Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays beginning in April until the end of October. "Sunday Rides" vary from leisurely to challenging, on some Sundays both types are offered. On Saturdays two "breakfast" rides are offered, the "Traditional Ride" which is 25-35 miles long at a comfortable pace, and the "Alternate Ride" which is 35-45 miles long at a moderate pace (12 - 18 mph). Ride leaders choose the route and restaurant stops. The "Wednesday Ride" is leisurely and usually includes a breakfast stop prior to the start of the ride. Occasionally a "Mid-Week Alternate Ride" is offered similar to the Saturday Alternate Ride and may or may not include a stop. Mid-Week Rides, while generally on Wednesday, can be on other mid-week days at the discretion of the ride leader. "Rail Trail Rides", generally about 20 miles in length at a leisurely pace, and are confined to area rail trails. These rides are popular with cyclists who are not comfortable riding on the road. Ride schedules and details can be found on the "Schedule" pages of the website.
From November through March, the Cyclonauts Bicycling Club continues to be active offering "hiking schedules" on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Cross-country skiing is often substituted for hiking if there is at least four (4) inches of snow on the ground.
What We Ask From You
For bicycling you must wear an approved helmet, ride safely, courteously, familiarize yourself with the rules of the road and ride a bike that is in good repair. For hiking appropriate clothing and footwear are required for your safety and enjoyment. Ride and hike leaders are authorized to deny participation to those not properly equipped for the activity. When you feel confident, you can contribute to the success of the club by offering to lead or co-lead a ride or hike during the course of the season. Also, you can help support this organization by providing a place to hold meetings or serving on a committee.
Ready to Join?
We are looking forward to meeting you and having you join us in our activities. You are welcome to try our organization before you join. You must sign a release form before participating in the activity (our insurance mandates this). We hope to see you soon. If you are ready to join you can print the application form here.