West Hill Wednesdays
2023 Summer Shop Rides
Wednesday Gravel Rides from West Hill Shop
Pete Rose and Justin Altman are organizing weekly Wednesday gravel rides, aimed at beginner to advanced riders with good fitness, or at least a willingness to suffer to keep up. Wheels rolling at 5:00PM prompt from the West Hill parking lot.
Ride plans will be announced in advance (when we are organized) and updated on Strava. Join the two strava clubs below to stay in the loop!
The pace may vary from relaxed to spicey. The Rad Bod ride tends to be the more fun ride while the Sh##head ride tends to be the faster ride. Pro-tip: if Aiden is on the front as the group rolls over the 91 overpass, then buckle-up buttercup.
Pete is kind of a fair-weather guy, and he doesn't like to get mud on his new West Hill kit, so the ride might be cancelled if the forecast is bad. Keep an eye on Strava and West Hill Shop's social media for updates.
This relaxed gravel ride is for women riders who want to sharpen their group riding skills in a supportive group atmosphere. We welcome new riders, riders who are re-conditioning, and seasoned riders to share their skills. We ride for about 1.5 hours at a pace of 10-12 mph average speed. No one gets dropped! We will usually have two leaders so that we will have the option to split up into two groups.
Our routes are mostly on gravel with some paved and occasional class IV sections. Gravel worthy bikes are best and mountain bikes are discouraged unless you are incredibly fit.
If it is raining we won't ride. Sometimes we get back after sunset, so please wear brightly colored clothing and bring lights.
Descents Of Putney Enduro Series
Yeah. That spells DOPE. Get it?
The DOPE Series offers something for everybody. Descents are moderately technical, but can be negotiated on XC bikes (with ride-arounds provided for scary features).
Pick your race! Results will be compiled for descents-only, climbs only, and total elapsed time.
Our first venue is established. Objective is to develop additional venues as the summer goes on.
Contact email@example.com for details and to get on an email list for updates and discussion.
June 29 DOPE Series Enduro Report
The second DOPE Series event came off by the skin of its teeth - dodging thunder and menacing weather radar blips. But it was really fun, with the biggest crowd of any Wednesday evening event in the past couple of years. Super fun! Results are here, but also archived on google drive at:
Todd Miller's photos from round 1 are available here:
Bell Lap Cross Country Series
The Bell Lap XC series returns for the third season, but it is now held once every four weeks.
The format is one short hot-lap during a qualifying window from 6:30 to 6:45pm. Then a 7:00PM mass start (seeded by qualifier results) two lap race on a new extended course.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details, and to get onto a mailing list for updates and discussion.