Training

Cyclonauts members can take advantage of these opportunities to train in group sessions, be sure to check with the listed parties before you show up, as it may no longer be an active training session by that person:

Check the forum for weather cancellations.

Monday Night Ladies Ride

Rides starting May 5th - weather permitting, be sure to check forum.

Please review Group Cycling Etiquette and Paceline Techniques prior to first time on this ride.

Location: 89 Ridge Rd, East Longmeadow, MA
Date: Monday nights @ 5:30 PM
Description: Casual, fun ride (average 14-15 mph) starting with 15 mile ride and slowly building from there up to 25ish miles. Gals and guys welcome! This is NOT the ride for how to learn to ride in a group; you should feel comfortable riding in a group and have the fitness to maintain the pace!
Leader: Lisa Totz or Amy Veres

Tuesday Night Belchertown Ride

Location: Belchertown Center, Belchertown, MA
Date: Tuesday nights @ 5:30PM - Rides will begin after weather is at least 50 degrees - check forum for details.
Description:

Weekly 32 mile ride. Challenging ride for

intermediate and above riders.  If unsure, ask Paul McCloskey or Bill Wheeler

Please review Group Cycling Etiquette and Paceline Techniques

prior to first time on this ride.

Leader:

Paul McCloskey

OR

Bill Wheeler
 

Wednesday Night Millennium Press Rides

Rides starting April 2nd 5:30 PM sharp, weather permitting, be sure to check forum.

Location: Millennium Press, Agawam, MA
Date: Wednesday nights @ 5:30PM
Description:

Weekly 25-40 mile ride. Social pace, no one gets dropped,

optional run to follow.

 

Please review Group Cycling Etiquette and Paceline Techniques

prior to first time on this ride.

Leader: Jim Sullivan

Thursday Night Rides

Location: St. Mary's Church, Hampden, MA (Directions)
Date: Thursday nights @ 5:30 PM - Rides start April 3rd - be sure to check forum for details.
Description: This is an A, B ability ride.

Please read the following "Rules & Etiquette" for these rides.

If you haven't ridden with a group, it would be helpful for you to do the Wednesday Ride first.
Leader: Kevin Moloney

Saturday morning rides

Rides starting mid April - weather permitting, be sure to check forum.

Please review Group Cycling Etiquette and Paceline Techniques prior to first time on this ride.

Location: Southwick Inn - Southwick, MA
Date: Saturday mornings @ 7:00 AM
Description:

This is a C ability ride. Rides tend to be in the 3 to 5 hour length and vary from week to week in terrain, check the forum for more information. Some weeks are hilly, some are flat. Pace is usually casual and it's generally a "no-drop" atmosphere.

Optional run to follow on the Southwick bike trail.

Leader:

Ian Lane

Wayne Ball

Derek Buskey

Open Water Swims

Location: State boat launch, Crystal Lake, Stafford, CT
Date: Mon/Wed/Fri @ 6:00 AM varying days, best to check the forum on attendees or email me below
Description: Weekly Swim workouts varying distances, wetsuit recommended in early season.
Leader: Mary Guertin

Location: Russell Pond, Russell, MA
Date: Mon/Wed/Fri @ 5:30 AM varying days, best to check the forum on attendees or email me below.  Also, usually a Friday evening swim at 5:30, posted on the forum.
Description: Weekly Swim workouts varying distances, wetsuit recommended in early season.
Leader: Mike Cousins

 

Open water swims tend to be a little less "regular" than some of our other workouts and are usually smaller groups of 2-5 people.  While we welcome prospective members to come try one out, we caution against showing up at one of these locales without first checking with the leader to confirm others actually plan on attending.