Group Rides

You are invited to join any of our rides, events, and clinics. We're a friendly bunch and love to share our passions, whether cycling or Nordic skiing. When you are wondering if a particular event is appropriate for you or your bike, give us a call and we'll give you the details that you are looking for. If weather is iffy, check our Facebook page for our most current updates. Come have fun with us!

Weekly Group Rides

Wednesday Night Women's Rides

5:30 Sharp - West Hill Shop

April-the fall

Contact info: Putney Women Riders Facebook Group, Cynthia, or Diny

This road ride is a group of relaxed women riders who chat as we ride. We welcome new riders, riders who are re-conditioning, and seasoned riders. Our most casual pace is 10-12 mph average speed; moderate 13-15 mph; challenge 15-17 mph. We will usually have two leaders so that we will have the option to split up into two groups. We ride for about 1.5 hours.

Our rides are mostly on pavement with some dirt road sections. Road worthy bikes are best and mountain bikes are discouraged. Don't have a road bike and want to try? West Hill has women's road bike rentals for $10 on Wednesday nights, but you must reserve in advanced.

If it is raining we won't ride. Sometimes we get back after sunset, so please wear brightly colored clothing and bring lights. Occasionally, we go out afterwards for "nourishment." Come join the fun!

Tuesday Night Rides

5:30 Sharp - See weekly schedule for start location


Contact info: Putney Bicycle Club Facebook page, Joe Cook

The Tuesday Night Ride is a Putney Bicycle Club sponsored road ride series that's been running continuously for over 40 years. It begins in April and ends the last Tuesday in August. The ride leaves from a different location every week somewhere in and around Windham county. The TNR Ride Schedule is your guide. As an ambassodor for the evening, a ride planner shares their favorite ride loop and sometimes an apres ride dinner location. So, plan for some really great rides. The "B Group" has a leisurely pace of 12-14 average speed and the "A Group" averages about 18mph. Updates, cancelations, and other rides are communicated regularly through the PBC Facebook page.

Annual Group Rides We Sponsor

Tour of the Valleys Ride

Saturday,May 20, 2017

11am-West Hill Shop

12pm-Shorter loop

$10 Suggested donation

Contact info: Jim or 802-387-5718

This historic 60 mile race loop through Windham County Vermont is now a scenic show-n-go raod ride. There is no ride leader, no support, but maps are provided. Typically, there is a huge spread of paces so make sure you know where you are going or have a friend to ride with. There's also a 32+/- mile option leaving from West Hill at 12:00pm. Don't be shy, there is usually plenty of interest in this ride that shares the last few miles with the longer ride.. All TOV rides leave from West Hill Shop, finishing with an apres ride feast with comrades back at The Shop. PLEASE sign in before you ride. Your $10 suggested donation helps pay for your meal.

7th Annual Tour de Heifer

Sunday, June 4, 2017

8am - Lilac Ridge Farm, Brattleboro, VT

Contact info: Orly Munzing or 802-258-7070, Registration

The tremendous success of Strolling of the Heifers's Tour de Heifer ride has brought back a trio of scenic farm-to-farm gravel road bike rides. These mostly dirt road rides are tailored to experienced cyclists able to ride 30 or 60 mile in moderate to very hilly terrain. The routes feature incredible views, farm and woodland terrain, New England villages, covered bridges and much more. There is also a milder 15 mile mixed paved and dirt out-n-back. All rides launch from Lilac Ridge Farm in Brattleboro, VT and end with food and entertainment. For more information go to their website.

7th Annual Going The Distance Ride

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Marlboro College Graduate Center

Contact info: Kate Golding or 802-254-5990 x101

Going the Distance is a fully supported benefit ride for the Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro. It’s a beautiful, scenic route along the Connecticut River, on quiet, well-paved roads. The shorter routes utilize some of the route and rest stops of the Century Ride. We'll have cue sheets, maps and all routes will be well marked. Choose the Century ride or shorter loops of 40 and 60 miles. Riders set a goal (but not committed) to raise $350 or more to benefit the Boys & Girls Club. For more information click here.

2nd Annual West Hill Grinder

Sunday, September 24, 2017

High Meadows Farm, Westminster, VT

Contact info: Jim or 802-387-5718

Join us for our 2nd annual gravel grinder. We are planning a variety of loops. For advanced technical riders (The 4-Gap Ride is 37 miles with an estimated 4,800 feet of climbing) and intermediate-advanced riders (The 2-Gap Ride is 32 miles and an estimated 3,800 feet of climbing). This year we are including a much longer mostly dirt road loop and we will bring back a variation of our shorter Sweet-n-Steep loop for intermediate riders (19 miles with 1,800 feet of climbing). These adventurous, off-the-beaten-path gravel rides will leave from High Meadows Farm in Westminster, VT and wind through Putney, Dummerston, Brookline and Westminster. They are relaxed and scenic moderate to challenging loops that include several bail out points to shorten the ride, if need be. We recommend a cyclocross bike, mountain bike, or gravel road worthy bike with at least 700x32c tires. Most of the riding will be on packed gravel roads with some old wood roads, single track, and as little pavement as possible. There will be maps but no support so please come prepared. Cell service is not reliable. Stay tuned for the details on our Facebook page and registration on BikeReg.