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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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Cyclonauts Bicycle Club
Springfield, Massachusetts

General Ride Information

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August Rides

All Saturday Alternate rides are open in August - If you would like to lead an Alternate Ride in August,  please contact the Webmaster at spfldcyclonauts@gmail.com.


Wednesday, August 10
Wednesday Ride: Breakfast at 8:00 AM at Cushman’s Market and Cafe, 491 Pine St, Amherst, MA.  Ride at 9:00 from the parking lot across the street.  25 to 30 gently 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 11
Thursday Trail Ride:  “Bridge of Flowers”  Back by popular demand Start at 9 AM from 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. “Bring snack / light lunch. Gather at the information Billboard.  Co-Leaders: Isabelle Rzeszutek (413) 374-7637 and Betty Siwinski (413) 427-6095.

Saturday, August 13
Saturday Traditional Ride:  Meet at Granby Jr./Sr. High School, 385 E. State Street (Rte. 202), Granby, MA.  Ride starts at 8 AM and is 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

Annual Club Picnic at 4:00 PM at James & Cindy DeSellier's, 39 Kurtz St., Chicopee, MA.  See SpokeNotes for details.


Sunday, August 14 
Sunday Ride: “Ride to the Rutland Prison Camp”   Ride departs at 10 AM from the parking lot for the Mass Central Rail Trail located ½ mile East from the intersection of Rt 122 (Worcester Rd) and Vernon Ave in Rutland, MA.  About 20 miles of nice crushed gravel rail trail with about 5 miles of paved road, and 1.5 mile of dirt road. Rest stop at the historic Grist Mill Site at about midway.  Bring snacks, food, and drink as needed.  Ride GPS link,  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38923400.  Leader: Brian Machia (413) 531-9464 or bmachia@repub.com.

Wednesday, August 17
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, August 18
Thursday Trail Ride: The ride will depart at 9 AM from the mall parking lot across the street from Maple Farms at 10 S Maple St Hadley. We will ride to Look Park in Florence with the option to go to the trail end in Haydenville. Rest stop at Look Park (bathroom). The distance is approximately 20 miles with the option to do more.  Bring a drink and a snack. Optional post ride lunch at Maple Farms.  Leader: Betty Siwinski (413) 427-6095

Saturday, August 20 
Saturday Traditional Ride: Meet at Westfield Stop & Shop, 57 Main St. Westfield, MA. Ride leaves at 8 AM. Ride 25 miles through Westfield and Southwick, some hills.  Rest stop for food/drink/bathroom or bring your own food and drink. Leader: MaryAnn Siron (413) 579-1688.

Sunday, August 21
Sunday Ride:  “Stafford Ramble” No breakfast. Ride departs at 8 AM from 98 Parker St., East Longmeadow, MA. 28-30 hilly miles 1,480 ft. elevation gain. 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.

Wednesday, August 24
Wednesday Ride: Open Date – contact the Webmaster at spfldcyclonauts@gmail.com if you can lead a ride on this date

Thursday, August 25
Thursday Trail Ride:  “Farmington Canal Heritage Trail”  Meet in the parking lot on Copper Hill Road, East Granby, CT. Ride departs at 9 AM.  To locate the parking lot, google the Copper Hill Golf Club which is 300 ft away from the trail. Ride will go north to Stop & Shop in Westfield, MA.  22 total miles. Bring snack. Rain cancels. Flat - paved - any bike will do. Leader: Billthehill (860) 559-2515.

Saturday, August 27
Saturday Traditional Ride:  Meet at 8 AM in Stanley Park, Western Ave, Westfield. First entrance (Rose Garden) coming from Westfield, park by the restrooms.  Ride 32 miles through Westfield, Southwick, Granby and back. Some hills.  Leader:  Mary Ann Siron (413) 579-1688 or ottertales8@gmail.com

Sunday, August 28
Sunday Ride: Ride starts at Kaptain Jimmy’s, 916 Suffield St, Agawam, MA  at 9 AM. A 35 mile ride with a stop halfway at Sunrise Park ending back at Kaptain Jimmy’s for lunch for those who are interested!  Leader: Ann Franczcyk annrun76@gmail.com.

Wednesday, August 31
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.