October Rides

Saturday, October 1
Saturday Traditional Ride:
   Cancelled  “Hampshire and Worcester County Sampler” Meet at 9 AM at Gilbert Memorial Park, Gilbertville, MA (the parking lot across from the Cumberland Farms, just off Rt 32A. 35 very scenic miles with 2000 ft of climbing through Gilbertville, Hardwick, Oakham, and the Brookfields with a rest stop in North Brookfield.  Bring snacks. This ride is appropriate for strong Traditional and Alternate riders Leader: Delro (508) 612-2557 (cell) text preferred. 

Sunday, October 2
Sunday Ride:  Ride starts at Kaptain Jimmy’s, 916 Suffield St, Agawam, MA  at 9 AM. A 40 mile ride with a rest stop at the Granville Common ending back at Kaptain Jimmy’s for lunch for those who are interested!  Leader: Ann Franczcyk annrun76@gmail.com.

Wednesday, October 5
Wednesday Ride: Meet at 8 AM for breakfast at the Earlee Mug, East State St., Granby, MA.  Ride will depart from the Kendall St. Entrance to Dufresne Park at 9 AM for a 28 mile ride through Granby, Ludlow, Palmer and Belchertown.  Leader: Betty Siwinski (413) 427-6095 or bettrad@msn.com

Thursday, October 6: 
Thursday Trail Ride: The ride will depart at 9 AM from the Norwottuck Trail parking lot behind the Hampshire Mall, Rt 9 Hadley, MA. We will ride to Look Park in Florence with the option to continue on to the Grove St. exit in Haydenville where we will be treated to Trail Art before turning around and  circling the park on the way back.  Rest stop at Look Park (bathroom). The distance is approximately 20 miles.  Bring a drink and a snack. Optional post ride lunch at Maple Farms.  Leader: Merlon Bassett  mbassett3034@gmail.com.

Saturday, October 8
Saturday Traditional Ride:  Ride departs at 9 AM from Westfield Stop & Shop, 57 Main St. Westfield, MA.  Ride 25 miles through Westfield to Granville Fair where we can enjoy the fair.  Rest stop on the way back at Reds Restaurant, buy or bring your own snack and drink before returning on the trail. Some hills.  Leader: Thomas Copp (860) 573-0328 or downryder_trc@hotmail.com 

Sunday, October 9
Sunday Ride:  “B'town to West Brookfield”  Very scenic 48 mile ride through Palmer, Warren, West Brookfield and Hardwick.  Ride departs from 6 Newton St., Belchertown, MA at 9:00 AM.  Rest stop on West Brookfield Common. Bring or buy food at Subway.  Ride leader: Ray Siwinski, (860) 478-8308 or rsiwinski@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 12
Wednesday Ride: “Valley Loop” Meet at 10 AM on Railroad Ave., Hadley, MA – park in the parallel parking spots along the rail trail. Starting out with 7 miles on the rail trail, we will ride a total of 30 miles through Hadley, Northampton, Hatfield, Whately, Deerfield and Sunderland. Leader: Glenn Barnes 201-625-2744 or Glenn1998_11@Yahoo.com .

Thursday, October 13
Thursday Trail Ride:  Meet at 10 AM at the Southwick Rail Trail Parking Lot on Miller Rd (off Rt. 168 across the street from Red’s Cafe.)  Ride to Bridge of Flowers in Simsbury, CT. 22 miles round trip.  Lunch at Freshie's on the way back for those interested.  Leader:  Elsa Rosenak (847) 287-8773 or rosenaklibby@aol.com

Saturday, October 15
Saturday Traditional Ride:  Breakfast at 8 AM at Tables at the Farm (old Burgundy Brook), 3092 Palmer St.(Rt. 181), Palmer, MA. Ride departs at 9 AM from Pathfinder Regional Vocational High School, 240 Sikes St. Palmer.  Ride approximately 25 miles through Palmer, Belchertown, Ludlow and Granby.  Leader: Betty Siwinski (413) 427-6095 or bettrad@msn.com

Saturday Alternate Ride:  Easthampton to Ashfield – Meet at 10AM at end of Oliver Street in Easthampton, MA. (West St to Oliver St and keep going until it dead ends.  Park on street)  42 miles and 2400 ft. of climbing, less hilly coming back.  Bring breakfast/lunch as our only breaks are at convenience stores.  Leader:  Glenn Barnes 201-625-2744  or Glenn1998_11@Yahoo.com . 

Sunday, October 16
Sunday Ride:
“Hadley to Deerfield”  Meet at 10 AM on Railroad Ave., Hadley, MA – park in parallel the parking spots along the rail trail.  Starting out with 7 miles on the rail trail, we will ride a 37-40 mile loop through Hadley, Northampton, Whately, Deerfield and Sunderland.  Leader:  Glenn Barnes 201-625-2744  or Glenn1998_11@Yahoo.com .

Wednesday, October 19
Wednesday Ride:
Meet at 9 AM at Stanley Park, Westfield, MA Use the 1st entrance off Western Ave. commonly called the Rose Garden entrance. Ride is 31 miles with doable hills, ride through Westfield, Southwick , Granby Ct. and back. Bring snacks and liquids. Leader: MaryAnn Siron (413) 579-1688 or  ottertale8@gmail.com.

Thursday, October 20
Thursday Trail Ride:  Open date.  If you can lead a ride on this date, please contact the webmaster at spfldcyclonauts@gmail.com

Saturday, October 22
Saturday Traditional Ride:
  “Mt Pollux”  Meet at 8 AM for breakfast at the Roadhouse Cafe, 176 Federal St. (Rt. 9) Belchertown, MA.  Ride starts at 9 AM from Stop & Shop, Rt. 9 Belchertown. Approximately 30 miles through Belchertown, Amherst and Hadley with a stop at Mt. Pollux in Amherst to enjoy the view.  Leader: Ray and Betty Siwinski (413) 427-6095 

Sunday, October 23
Sunday Ride:  
“ Green River Ride”  Meet at 10:30 at the Green River Recreation Area, Nash Mill Rd, Greenfield. 30 miles ride with a couple of changes from the usual GR ride. We will go up Jelly Mill Rd taking a different route to the covered bridge. We will also be taking a different route on the way back. This will add another covered bridge to the ride and a historical marker. Bring snacks, food and drinks as there are no stores on the route. Leader: Brian Machia (413) 531-9464 or socbm@charter.net  Ride with GPS link to the route. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38022231

Wednesday, October 26
Wednesday Ride:   "Wachusett Rail Trail Ride" Meet at 9 AM in the parking lot behind the Rutland Town Hall.  250 Main street, Rutland, MA.  Paved road to and from the trail, then unpaved rail trail for a total of about 25 miles.  Aggressive tires are not necessary, but skinny tires are not advised. Leader: Delro (508) 612 2557 (text preferred).

Thursday, October 27
Thursday Trail Ride:  
Open Date.   If you can lead a ride on this date, please contact the webmaster at spfldcyclonauts@gmail.com

Saturday, October 29
Saturday Traditional Ride:
 Meet at 9 AM at 280 Prospect St Ext, Westfield, MA Ride through Westfield, Southampton, and a small bit of Holyoke and back to Westfield, 28.5 miles with some hills, nothing horrible. Bring snacks and liquids.  Leader: MaryAnn Siron 413-579-1688 emailOttertales8@gmail.com.

Sunday, October 30
Sunday Ride:  Meet at Atkins Farm, 1150 West St., Amherst, MA at the top of the back parking lot.  Ride starts at 9 AM. 45 miles through Amherst and Leverett, some hills. Lunch stop at the Leverett Co-op - bring money/food/liquids. Leader: Liz Sturgen, LSturgen@aol.com, (413) 374-3456.


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- 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.

2022 Rides Schedule

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Springfield, Massachusetts

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