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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

April-August

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-Tour of the Valleys

12pm-Kurn Hattin Loop

$10 Suggested meal donation

Contact info: Jim or 802-387-5718

The historic race loop through Windham County Vermont is now a scenic, 56-mile show-n-go road ride, offering 3,600 feet of climbing. Typically, there is a huge spread of paces so make sure you know where you are going or have a friend to ride with. We also have the 32 mile option of the Kurn Hattin Loop, offering 2,400 feet of climbing.  Don't be shy, there is usually plenty of interest in this ride that shares the last several miles with the longer ride. There are no ride leaders, no support, but maps and cue sheets are provided. All rides start and finish at West Hill Shop, 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.  Links to the routes: Tour of the Valleys or Kurn Hattin.

This year we are riding in support of our dedicated West Hill ambassador and women's group ride mentor, Cynthia Payne-Meyer. On April 17th she broke neck in a serious body boarding accident in Hawaii. She and Rod need help meeting steep costs not covered by insurance. For decades Cynthia and Rod have given freely to the community by coaching Rec League, volunteering at PCS, leading bike rides, and much more. It’s our turn to support them. Please use this Go Fund Me link to donate to Cynthia’s recovery. We will also have a donation jar at West Hill during the Tour of the Valleys.

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 road 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.

 West Hill Grinder

Sunday, September 24, 2017

High Meadows Farm, Westminster, VT

Contact info: Jim or 802-387-5718

Join us for our 2nd installment of our West Hill Grinder. This year's ride is a fundraiser for the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association. We are so excited to support this organization that creates and maintains an incredible resource of trails in Putney, Westminster, Athens and Brookline, and the recently renovated cabin on the Windmill Hill ridgeline. Some of these trails are part of our grinder routes.

We are planning a variety of loops. For advanced technical riders (The 4-Gap Ride is 39 miles with an estimated 4,600 feet of climbing), and intermediate-advanced riders (The 2-Gap Ride (short) is 34 miles and an estimated 3,400 feet of climbing, the 2-Gap Ride (long) is 46 miles with 4,600 feet of climbing). And, a scenic cruise through our local rural "neighborhood" without the technical challenge (West-West is 19 miles with 1,550 feet of climbing) is on the ride menue. This year we also hope to be offering a much longer mostly dirt road route without the technical challenges.

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. And of course, there will be a fantastic meal after the ride of tacos a la Taco Barn.

There will be maps but no support so please come prepared. Cell service is not reliable. Stay tuned with ride detail updates on our Facebook page. And for more ride details with routes or to register go to BikeReg.