Cyclonauts Bicycle Club
Springfield, Massachusetts

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General Ride Information

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

Spring 2022 Bicycle Ride Schedules:

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Wednesday, May 18
Wednesday Ride: May is Baystate Bike Month, and we will celebrate by riding from Easthampton to the Northampton Bike Breakfast, then continuing to Leeds, Haydenville, Florence, and back to Easthampton. We will begin and end on the rail trail, with some rolling terrain in between, about 25 miles.
Please arrive *early* so we can leave *promptly at 8:00AM* - we want to get to the breakfast before they run out of food! Bring snacks and liquids anyway. Park at Millside Park which is on Ferry Street in Easthampton, near the new rotary. Contact Liz Sturgen at LSturgen@aol.com or (413)374-3456.


Thursday, May 19
Thursday Trail Ride: Easy ride south from the Southwick Rail Trail Miller Rd Parking Lot (off Rt. 168, across the street from Red’s Cafe.)  Ride leaves at 10 AM and heads about 10 miles south to Tariffville Road in Simsbury before returning. Bring water and a snack. Al LaFleche (413) 306-1270 or ajlafleche@comcast.net. ​

Saturday, May 21
Saturday Traditional Ride:  “Tour de Parks” - 25 to 30 miles with approximately 1000 feet elevation gain. Visit Mr. Potato Head. Meet at 98 Parker St.,  E. Longmeadow MA. Ride departs at 9:00AM. Leaders: Diane and Kerry Goguen (413) 525-4029 (H) or (413) 244-4110 (Diane's cell) 

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

Sunday, May 22
Sunday Ride:  “Going North” - 47 miles. Ride starts at 9:00AM 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, May 25
Wednesday Ride: Ride departs at 9:00AM from 79 Stony Hill Road, Hampden, MA. This leisurely paced ride is approximately 30 rolling miles through 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, May 26
Thursday Trail Ride: “Bridge of Flowers”  Start at 10 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. Rain cancels. Leader: Billthehill, (860) 559-2515.

Saturday, May 28
Saturday Traditional Ride:  “Leeds Rail Ramble” 25 miles with approximately 500 feet elevation gain flat to gradual hills. Meet at Mountain Farms Mall. Rte 9 and 335 Russell St., Hadley MA. Park in the back of the mall behind Whole Foods Market adjacent to the Rail Trail. Ride departs at 9:00AM. Leaders: Diane and Kerry Goguen  (413) 525-4029 (H) or (413) 244-4110 (Diane's cell)

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

Sunday, May 29
Sunday Ride:  “Silver Street Ride”  25 miles, 1424 foot elevation gain, HILLY. Meet at 9:00AM at 98 Parker St., E.Longmeadow, MA.  Leaders: Diane and Kerry Goguen  (413) 525-4029 (H) or (413) 244-4110 (Diane's cell)