General Ride Information

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2024 Rides Schedule

- Riders must correctly wear an approved helmet, have a bicycle in good mechanical condition and follow sound rules 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.

- The Wednesday and  Saturday Traditional rides are leisurely (10 - 13 mph average, 25 - 30 miles).  Sunday rides are the ride leaders choice, and can be longer and more aggressive. 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.  The club has recently formed a new group for those interested in more  aggressive rides, (13 - 16 mph average depending on hills and around 35 to 45 miles)  These rides are not posted.  Members communicate by group email.  For those interested in riding with this group, contact spfldcyclonauts@gmail.com to be added to the email list.  

- Ride leaders may choose to schedule a pre-ride breakfast which is optional for all riders.  Restaurant stops are at the option of the leader, but should be included in the ride description. All rides should include a rest/snack  stop.

 We welcome non-club members, but non-club members must sign a "Release Form".

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  early enough to allow time to get ready to depart. 




Cyclonauts Bicycle Club
Springfield, Massachusetts

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July Rides


Wednesday July 17
Wednesday Ride:
"Valley Loop" Depart at 9 AM from Railroad Ave., Hadley, MA. Park in 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 July 18
Thursday Trail Ride:
“Trip to LaSalle market- Collinsville, CT.” Meet at 9:30 at the Farmington Valley Greenway parking lot, 100 Thompson Rd., Avon, CT. Bring lunch or eat at the market. 24 miles total. Leader: Billthehill (860) 559-2515


Saturday July 20
Saturday Ride: 
“Stanley Park to Granville”  Meet at 8 AM for breakfast at the Good Table, 12 School St. Westfield, plenty of parking across the street from the restaurant. Meet at 9 AM in the Rose Garden parking lot, first entrance to Stanley Park, 400 Western Ave, Westfield, MA. Ride is about 27 miles with a rest/snack stop on the common in Granville.  Leader: Betty Siwinski bettrad@msn.com or text to (413) 427-6095



Sunday July 21
Sunday Ride: 
”Easthampton to Westfield Ramble” – Meet at 8:30 AM at the end of Oliver Street in Easthampton, MA. (West St. to Oliver St. and keep going until Oliver St. dead ends.  Park on the street before the brush dump.)  32 miles and 1600 ft elevation gain.  Rest stop at Kosinski Farms in Westfield.  Leader:  Glenn Barnes 201-625-2744  or Glenn1998_11@Yahoo.com .


Wednesday July 24
Wednesday Ride: 
Meet for Breakfast at 8 AM at the Roadhouse Cafe,176 Federal St.(Rt 9), Belchertown, MA.  Ride departs at 9:00 AM from behind the Belchertown Town Hall, 1 Main St.  A 25 mile ride through Belchertown, Ware and Palmer.  Leader: Betty Siwinski (413) 427-6095 or bettrad@msn.com.​


Thursday July 25
Thursday Trail Ride:
“Norwottuck Trail”  Meet at 10 AM at the Station Rd parking lot, Station Rd., Amherst. Ride to Familiars Coffee and Tea, right on the trail, just into Northampton.  Optional stop for lunch at Maple Farms on the way back.  Bring or buy. Approximately 20 miles Leader: Betty Siwinski (413) 427-6095 or  bettrad@msn.com. 



Saturday July 27
Saturday Ride:  
“Ride to Burgundy Brook”  Meet at 8 AM at Granby Jr/Sr High School, 385 E. State St. (Rt 202), Granby, MA.  A 30 mile ride through Granby, Ludow, Palmer and Belchertown with breakfast at Burgundy Brook in Three Rivers at 14 miles. About 1200 ft total ascent. Leader: Betty Siwinski (413) 427-6095 or bettrad@msn.com



Sunday July 28
Sunday Ride:   
"Irv Friedman Memorial Breakfast Ride" - Meet at Suffield village parking lot, 68 Bridge St. Suffield, CT, at 9:30 AM. Park to the far left of the Market.  Ride about 40 miles through Suffield, Southwick, and Westfield (Stanley Park).  Breakfast at The Launch in Southwick.  Leader: Susan Strange (413) 386-3030 (texts preferred).


Wednesday July 31
Wednesday Ride:
“Breakfast/Brunch Ride to Angelina's”  Depart at 9 AM from behind 55 School St., Somers, CT at the Mill Pond parking lot (Sani-Can available).  Ride 25 miles through Somers, Enfield, and East Longmeadow.  Optional additional 8-13 mile loop following return to Mill Pond.  Leader:  Susan Strange (413) 386-3030 (texts preferred)


​August Rides


Saturday August 3
Saturday Ride:
   Meet at Granby Jr./Sr. High School, 385 E. State Street (Rte. 202), Granby, MA.  Ride approximately 25 to 30 miles, with breakfast at Barstow’s, (outside seating), Rt. 47 South Hadley. Leader: Betty Siwinski (413) 427-6095 or bettrad@msn.com 



Sunday August 4
Sunday Ride: 
 “Whately Ramble”  Meet at 8:30 AM at the end of Oliver Street in Easthampton, MA. (West St. to Oliver St. and keep going until Oliver St. dead ends.  Park on the street before the brush dump.)  30 miles and 1600 ft. of climbing, less hilly coming back.  2 miles of hardpack which can be ridden on road tires with care.  Bring lunch as our only breaks are roadside at a convenience store.  Leader:  Glenn Barnes (201) 625-2744  or Glenn1998_11@Yahoo.com . 



Wednesday August 7
Wednesday Ride:  
“Northampton Ramble” Breakfast at 8 AM at Esselon Cafe, 99 Russell St. (Rt 9) Hadley. Ride will depart at 9 AM from the Norwottuck Rail Trail parking lot on Railroad St. (off Rt. 47), Hadley, MA. Park in parallel spaces along the trail. About 30 miles through Northampton, Whately, and Hatfield.. Leader: Betty Siwinski (413) 427-6095 or bettrad@msn.com. 


Thursday August 8
Thursday Trail Ride:
“Bridge of Flowers'' Park on Miller Road off Rt 168 across from Congamond Cafe in Southwick, MA. Ride to the Bridge of Flowers, Simsbury, CT, 22 miles round trip. Ride leaves at 9 AM. Gather at trail billboard. Bring a snack., Leader: Billthehill (860) 559-2515.


Saturday August 10
Saturday Ride:  "
Breakfast/Brunch Then Ride Over Mountain Past Greystone Farm" Depart at 9 AM from behind 55 School St., Somers, CT at the Mill Pond parking lot (Sani-Can).  Ride 27 miles through Somers, Hampden, Enfield, and East Windsor.  Breakfast at Hometown Kitchen around mile 3.  Leader:  Susan Strange (413) 386-3030 (texts preferred)

Sunday August 11
Sunday Ride:
“Hadley to Deerfield”  Meet at 9 AM on Railroad Ave., Hadley, MA.  Park in parallel 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 August 14
Wednesday Ride:
"Easthampton to Westfield Ramble" Depart at 9 AM from the end of Oliver Street in Easthampton, MA. (West St. to Oliver St. and keep going until Oliver St. dead ends.  Park on the street before the brush dump.)  25-30 miles rolling to moderately hilly terrain.  Rest stop at Kosinski Farms in Westfield.  Leader:  Glenn Barnes 201-625-2744  or Glenn1998_11@Yahoo.com .


Saturday August 17
Saturday Ride: 
Meet at Ellington High School, 37 Maple St, Ellington, CT. Ride departs at 9 AM. 25-30 miles flat to rolling. Bring food, drinks and money. Ride leader: Joe Gilbertie (860) 268-2012. 



Sunday August 18
Sunday Ride:
 “Adventure Ride” Meet and park at the Long Pond Boat Ramp parking lot, off 122 in Rutland, MA. (Port-a-John available)  Ride departs at 8:30 AM. Ride 45 miles with hills along the way. Bring food, drinks and money. Group can decide on rest/snack stops along the way. Leader: Delro (508) 612-2557 prefers text.


Wednesday August 21
Wednesday Ride:
“Breakfast Ride to Dom's Broad St. Eatery in Windsor, CT.” Depart from the Suffield Village parking lot (on the left side of Suffield Village Market, 68 Bridge St. Suffield, CT)  at 9 AM. 25-30 mile ride through Suffield, Windsor Locks, Windsor, and the Windsor Historic District.  Some rolling terrain. Leader:  Susan Strange (413) 386-3030 (texts preferred).


Saturday August 24
Saturday Ride:
“Ride Rut-Oak-and NewB” Park Behind St. Patrick's Church, 258 Main St. Rutland, MA. Ride departs at 8:30 am.  Ride 30 hilly miles though Rutland, Oakum, and New Braintree. Bring food/drinks/money. Possible stop at Derricks Blueberry Farm if the group wants to ride the big hill to get there.  Leader: Delro (508) 612-2557 prefers text.


Sunday August 25
Sunday Ride:
"One of Sue's Old Breakfast Rides" - Meet at Suffield village parking lot (near Suffield Village Market, 68 Bridge St. Suffield, CT)  at 9:30 AM. Ride about 45 miles through Suffield, Southwick, Westfield, Granville, East Granby, and Windsor Locks.  Breakfast at The Launch in Southwick. Leader: Susan Strange (413) 386-3030 (texts preferred).


Wednesday August 28
Wednesday Ride:
Breakfast at 8 AM at Cushman’s Market and Cafe, 491 Pine St, Amherst, MA.  Ride at 9 AM from the parking lot across the street.  30 rolling miles through Amherst, Leveritt, Montague and Hadley.  Rest stop at the Bookmill.  Leader: Betty Siwinski (413) 427-6095 or bettrad@msn.com.


Thursday August 29
Thursday Trail Ride:
  “Combined Norwottuck and Manhan Rail Trail”  Ride starts at 9:30 AM from the Rail Trail parking lot behind Whole Foods Market, 327 Russell St. (Rt 9), Hadley, MA.  We will travel to Northampton and connect with the Manhan Rail Trail to Easthampton. Rest and snack stop at Tandem Bagel, Easthampton. Distance 20 miles with the option for 4 more.  Leader: Betty Siwinski (413) 427-6095 or  bettrad@msn.com. ​


Saturday August 31
Saturday Ride:
“Breakfast/Brunch Ride to East Windsor Cracker Barrel Restaurant” Depart at 9 AM from Hometown Kitchen Restaurant, 48 South Rd, Somers, CT   Ride about 35 miles through Somers, East Windsor, and Enfield. Some rolling terrain.  The Cracker Barrel is at about mile 17.  This ride includes a stop at the Enfield 9/11 Memorial Tribute Garden where we can view 2 large support beams from about the 80th story of the North Tower of the World Trade Center.  Leader:  Susan Strange (413) 386-3030 (texts preferred)