Riders must correctly wear an approved helmet, have a bicycle in good mechanical condition and follow soundrules of safety. Remember, your conduct as an individual reflects that of the entire club. Bring fluids and snacks according to your needs. Protect yourself with sun screen.
Rain or bad weather cancels. (if the roads look like they are drying, we usually ride) Check with the ride leader if in doubt.
Note: Rides leave promptly at the time listed in the schedules. Please arrive a few minutes early to allow time to get ready to depart. Non-club members must sign a "Release Form".
The Wednesday and  Saturday Traditional rides are leisurely (10 - 13 mph average, 25 - 30 miles). Saturday Alternate rides are faster paced (13 - 16 mph average) and longer (35 - 45 miles). Sunday rides are the ride leaders choice, and can be aggressive or leisurely. Rail Trail Rides are 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 leaders may choose to schedule a pre-ride breakfast which is optional for all riders. Restaurant stops during a ride must have outdoor seating options.

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General Ride Information

Summer 2022 Bicycle Ride Schedules:

Cyclonauts Bicycle Club
Springfield, Massachusetts


2022 Rides Schedule

Sunday, June 26 
Sunday Ride:  “Going North”  47 miles. Ride starts at 9 AM from Railroad Street, Hadley, MA.  Park parallel to Rail Trail. Flat to rolling hills. Rest stop in Montague with food, drink and bathrooms. Wet roads cancel the ride. Leader:  Walter Chudzik text (431) 320-7003.

Wednesday, June 29
Wednesday Ride: Ride departs at 9 AM from MaryAnn’s house, 280 Prospect St. Ext , Westfield, MA.  A 28 mile ride through Westfield and Southampton. Bathroom stops available at Dunkin Donuts.  Leader: MaryAnn Siron (413) 579-1688 or ottertales8@gmail.com.

Thursday, June 30
Thursday Trail Ride:  “Vernon Rail Trail” Meet at 10 AM at 520 Hartford Tpke. (Rt.30), Vernon Rockville, CT. Park in front of Pedal Power Bicycle Shop. Approximately 25 miles round trip. Trail is packed dirt/gravel- any bike will do except for skinny tires. Note: this is a rail trail with some slight climbing. Bring snack / light lunch. Rain cancels. Leader: Billthehill (860) 559-2515

Saturday, July 2
Saturday Traditional Ride: Meet behind Beth's restaurant on Main St. Monson at 8 AM.  No breakfast.  We will ride to Stafford CT and back though Wales and Monson. New roads. About 27 miles. Leader: Doug Young  (413) 267-9785, Kodi1young@gmail.com.

Saturday Alternate Ride: Open Date – contact the Webmaster at spfldcyclonauts@gmail.com if you can lead a ride on this date

Sunday, July 3
Sunday Ride:  Ride will start at 10 AM from the Fausey School, 784 Amostown Rd, West Springfield, MA. We will head out to Easthampton and then take the easier climb up Mt Tom. Rest stop at Lake Bray before heading back. The ride is roughly 27 miles with 1,500’ of climbing. Leader:  Brian Machia (413) 531-9464 or socbm@charter.net.
Here is the ride with GPS route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39380394

Wednesday, July 6
Wednesday Ride:  Meet at 9 AM in the parking lot of the ball field at Heritage Park on 3 Dearborn St, East Longmeadow.  (At the corner of Dearborn and North Main St.)  Approx. 25 miles of rolling terrain to Somers, CT with a stop at the Apple Place. Leader: Kris Jackson (413) 782-0247 or Nausetrose@hotmail.com.  Day of ride cell phone: 413 386-7027.

Thursday, July 7
Thursday Trail Ride:  Meet at 10 AM at Station Rd rail trail parking lot, Station Rd, Amherst. Ride  to the Damon Road crossing (Elwell State Park) in Northampton and back. About 17 miles.  The group can decide if they want to stop either way at the Maple Farm store for a snack, rest, etc. near the Hadley Mall. It's 45 minutes each way. We should be back to Station Road by noon.  Leader: Merlon Bassett  mbassett3034@gmail.com.

Saturday, July 9
Saturday Traditional Ride:  Ride departs at 8 AM from the Stop & Shop parking lot, 110 Charlton Rd. Sturbridge, MA. Ride through the  Brookfields. Some hills. Bring snacks/drinks. Approximately 30 miles. Leader: Delro (508) 612-2557.

Saturday Alternate Ride: Open Date – contact the Webmaster at spfldcyclonauts@gmail.com if you can lead a ride on this date

Sunday, July 10
Sunday Ride:   "Up to Wendell" Meet 9:00 am at Hadley Elementary School on Rt 47  (1 mile north of Rt 9 Hadley Center).  45 miles rolling to hilly with one four mile climb. Rest stop at Lake Wyola.  Wet roads cancel. Leader: Walter Chudzik (413) 320-7003 Text or Call.

Wednesday, July 13
Wednesday Ride: ”Easthampton-Northampton Ramble” Meet at 9 AM in the parking lot off Mechanic Street. Go past doctors’ offices and park in the dirt lot on the right across from the red Easthampton Feed and Supplies building., Easthampton, MA. 23 miles of mostly rolling terrain for the first half and  flat rail trail for the rest. Leader: Glenn Barnes 201-625-2744 or Glenn1998_11@Yahoo.com .

Thursday, July 14
Thursday Trail Ride:  “Farmington Canal Heritage Trail”  Meet in the parking lot on Copper Hill Road, East Granby, CT. Ride departs at 9 AM. Ride will go north to the Stop & Shop in Westfield, MA, 22 total miles. To locate the parking lot, google the Copper Hill Golf Club which is only 300 ft from the trail.  Bring snack. Rain cancels. Flat - paved - any bike will do. Leader: Billthehill (860) 559-2515.

Saturday, July 16
Saturday Traditional Ride: “Simsbury to Collinsville”  No Breakfast. Ride departs at 8 AM from the Iron Horse Blvd. Parking Lot, Simsbury CT. Meet in the parking area between Wilcox St. and Jim Gallagher Way.   25 -30 miles mostly on rail trail. Bring snacks and drink. Leaders: Kerry and Diane Goguen Home (413) 525-4029, Diane's cell (413) 244-4110 (text is better than email) Email: Dyna309@charter.net.

Saturday Alternate Ride: Open Date – contact the Webmaster at spfldcyclonauts@gmail.com if you can lead a ride on this date.

Sunday, July 17
Sunday Ride: Open Date – contact the Webmaster at spfldcyclonauts@gmail.com if you can lead a ride on this date.

Wednesday, July 20
Wednesday Ride: Ride departs at 9 AM from 19 Lee Street, East Longmeadow, MA. This ride is approximately 28 miles through East Longmeadow, Somers, Ellington and back to E. Longmeadow.  The ride consists mostly of rolling hills with noticeable climbs on Stafford Rd and Gulf Rd. Very near the end of the ride we’ll stop at the Apple Place (Somers Rd., E.L.) for a snack, drink or ice cream. Q-sheets will be available. Leader: Donna Katz (413) 531-6879 or donna.katz56@gmail.com.

Thursday, July 21
Thursday Trail Ride:  “Simsbury Bike Path South,”  Meet at the Iron Horse Park and Ride, (Corner of Iron Horse Blvd and Jim Gallagher way) Ride will depart at 9 AM. Note that this is a paved bike path but there are some slight hills at the start.  Bring lunch/snack. Approximately 27 miles round trip but shorter miles are an option. Rail cancels. Leader: Billthehill (860) 559-2515

Saturday, July 23
Saturday Traditional Ride: Meet at Hometown Kitchen, 48 South Rd, Somers, CT at 8 AM for breakfast. Ride leaves at 9 AM from the parking lot. 25-30 miles. Bring snacks for a stop along the way. Leader: Joe Gilbertie (860) 268-2012 or jgilbertie@gmail.com

Saturday Alternate Ride: “Easthampton to Ashfield”  Meet at 9 AM at the end of Oliver Street in Easthampton, MA.  42 miles and 2400 ft. of climbing, less hilly coming back.  Bring breakfast/lunch as our only breaks are at general stores.  Leader:  Glenn Barnes (201) 625-2744  or Glenn1998_11@Yahoo.com . 

Sunday, July 24
Sunday Ride: Hadley to Turners Falls – Meet at 9 AM on Railroad Ave., Hadley, MA – park in parallel parking spots along rail trail.  55 miles of mostly rolling terrain going out, mostly flat coming back (1600 ft. elevation gain).  Food stop at the Country Creemee in Turners Falls.  Leader:  Glenn Barnes 201-625-2744  or Glenn1998_11@Yahoo.com . 

Wednesday, July 27
Wednesday Ride:  Ride departs at 9 AM from 79 Stony Hill Road, Hampden, MA. This leisurely paced ride is approximately 30 rolling miles through the Hampden and surrounding areas. Halfway snack stop at an outdoors walk up window or bring your own. Q-sheets available. Leader: Brian O'Connor (413) 896-6517 or Mrmacbri@charter.net.

Thursday, July 28
Thursday Trail Ride: “Farmington Canal Heritage Trail and Farmington River Trail”. Meet at 9 AM at the Farmington Valley Greenway Parking Lot, 99 Thompson Rd., Avon, CT  (GPS coordinates are 41°46'16.7"N 72°50'52.8"W). The ride departs at 9:15 AM. This is an out and back ride starting in Avon, CT - riding south, and then at the intersection of the 2 trails, the ride turns north through Burlington, Unionville and Collinsville where you can grab a bite to eat. The route is mostly flat and about 22 miles total. Additional miles available for those who wish to ride beyond Collinsville. Leader:  Billthehill (860) 559-2515. 

Saturday, July 30
Saturday Traditional Ride: Open Date – contact the Webmaster at spfldcyclonauts@gmail.com if you can lead a ride on this date

Saturday Alternate Ride: Open Date – contact the Webmaster at spfldcyclonauts@gmail.com if you can lead a ride on this date

Sunday, July 31
Sunday Ride: Ride starts at 10 AM from Millside Park, 2 Ferry Street, Easthampton, adjacent to the bike path and the Ferry Street rotary. 35 rolling miles from Easthampton through Southampton and Westfield including the village of Wyben. Bring lunch/snacks/money - possible snack/ice cream stop at Kosinski's or Sheldon's. Leader: Liz Sturgen, Lsturgen@aol.com or (413) 374-3456.