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
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!
Annual Group Rides We Sponsor
Tour of the Valleys Ride
Saturday, May 19, 2018
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.
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.
These adventurous, off-the-beaten-path gravel rides will leave from High Meadows Farm in Putney, 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. This year we are planning for a snack station for each of the longer rides. 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.