October Rides

October 4
Wednesday Ride:
Breakfast Ride to Dom's Broad St. Eatery in Windsor, CT. Meet at 9 AM at Suffield Village Market parking lot(formerly Highland Park) 68 Bridge St, Suffield, CT.  Ride about 30 miles through Suffield, Windsor Locks, Windsor, and the Windsor historic district. Some slightly rolling terrain.  Leader: Susan Strange (413) 386-3030 (texts preferred).

October 7
Saturday Ride:  “Mt Pollux”  Ride starts at 9 AM from Stop & Shop, Rt. 9 Belchertown. Approximately 30 miles through Belchertown, Amherst and Hadley with a breakfast/snack stop at Tandem Bagel, Hadley at mile 17, and a stop at Mt. Pollux in Amherst to enjoy the view.  Leader: Ray Siwinski (860) 478-8308 or (860) 478-8308.

October 8
Sunday Ride:
Mtn Bike/Cross Bike to Green River, VT. Meet at 10 AM at Green River Recreation Area Parking lot (on the Green River) 1 Nash's Mill Rd, Greenfield, MA. We will ride about 30 miles, round trip, for lunch at the covered bridge in Green River , VT. Tires with aggressive treads are not needed as we will be riding on ~10 miles of paved roads and ~20 miles of good dirt roads. We will follow the Green River from Greenfield, MA to Green River , VT. No stores along the way, so bring lunch, something to drink, and warm clothes if it is cold. Rain cancels.  Leader:  Susan Strange (413) 386-3030 (text preferred).

October 9 - Indigenous People's Day

Monday Ride:  “Guilford Connection”  Meet at 10 AM at Green River Recreation Area Parking lot, 1 Nash's Mill Rd. Greenfield, MA. (No bathroom) 42 very scenic hilly miles on all paved roads. You can bring your own lunch or buy it at the Guilford Country Store for a lunch stop at the Vernon Recreation area on Governor Hunt Drive (COVAC rest stop)  Leaders:  Betty and Ray Siwinski  (413) 427-6095 or bettrad@msn.com.

October 11
Wednesday Ride:
  Meet for breakfast at 8 AM at Tandem Bagel, 191 Russell St, Hadley, MA.  Ride departs from the parking lot on Railroad St, Hadley.  Park in parallel parking spots along the rail trail. Ride approximately 30 miles through Northampton, Whately, and Sunderland with a rest stop at the Sunderland Corner Store. Some hills.  Leader: Betty Siwinski (413) 427-6095 or bettrad@msn.com

October 14
Saturday Ride:  
“Ride to the apple orchard!”  Park behind the town hall, 250 Main St. Rutland MA at 8:45 AM. Ride departs at 9 AM. Ride to Brookfield Orchards. Approximately 30 hilly miles. Bring your snacks/drinks/lunch or you can buy at the orchard. Will have rest stops. Leader: Delro (508) 612-2557 prefer text. 

October 15
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 

October 18
Wednesday Ride:  
“Easthampton-Northampton Ramble” – Meet at 10 AM at Millside Park, 2 Ferry St., Easthampton, MA. 23 miles with mostly rolling terrain for the first half, flat rail trail for the rest. Leader: Glenn Barnes (201) 625-2744 or Glenn1998_11@Yahoo.com .

October 21
Saturday Ride:
Easthampton to Westfield Ramble – Meet at 10AM  at Millside Park, 2 Ferry St., Easthampton, MA.  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 .

October 22
Sunday Ride: 
Easthampton to Ashfield – Meet at 10 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.)  42 miles and 2400 ft. of climbing, less hilly coming back.  Bring lunch as our only breaks are at convenience stores.  Leader:  Glenn Barnes 201-625-2744  or Glenn1998_11@Yahoo.com . 

October 25
Wednesday Ride:
Meet at 9 AM for breakfast at the Hometown Kitchen, South Rd, Somers, CT. Ride will depart at 10 AM for a 26 mile ride through Somers, Enfield, Ellington, Windsor. Some hills. Nothing horrible. Jim Sweitzer (802) 345-2538. jamessweitzer@yahoo.com.

October 28
Saturday Ride: Open Date- if you can lead a ride on this date contact the webmaster at spfldcyclonauts@gmail.com.

October 29
Sunday 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. Post ride tea and banana Bread at Diane’s house.Leader: Delro (508) 612 2557 (text preferred).

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General Ride Information

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2023 Rides Schedule

Cyclonauts Bicycle Club
Springfield, Massachusetts

- 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. 

- 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 are at the option of the leader, but should be included in the ride description. All rides should include a rest/snack  stop.

Do not attend a ride if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 or have come into close contact with someone who has.  We welcome non-club members, but non-club members must sign a "Release Form".