West Hill Wednesdays
2022 Summer Shop Rides
Descents Of Putney Enduro Series
Yeah. That spells DOPE. Get it?
that aren't PPGC Rides or
Bell Lap XC Events
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to get on an email list for updates and discussion.
June 8 DOPE Series Enduro Report
The first DOPE Series Enduro went off without many hitches, aside from Chris Oberther ignoring explicit pre-race instructions to not crash, with a spectacular wipe-out on the third stage.
Todd Miller's photos can be browsed at:
The next DOPE Series event is on June 29. We're working on a MAJOR corporate sponsor for the event, so we might even be able to give away prizes to the series winners. Which means I better figure out a scoring system.
Bell Lap Cross Country Series
May 18 June 15
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 email@example.com for details, and to get onto a mailing list for updates and discussion.
Pete's Pinnacle of Gravel Creativity
(more or less every other)
Alternating with MTB Wednesdays
|July 6||July 20|
|August 3||August 17|
Our own Pete Rose is organizing semi-weekly Wednesday gravel rides, aimed at intermediate to advanced riders with good fitness, or at least a willingness to suffer to keep up. Wheels rolling at 6:00PM prompt from the West Hill parking lot.
Ride plans will be announced in advance, and ridewithgps.com routes will be posted.
The pace may vary from relaxed to spicey. Pro-tip: if Amy 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 this page, and on West Hill's social media for updates.
This relaxed road 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 12-15 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 pavement with some dirt road sections. Road worthy bikes are best and mountain bikes are discouraged.
If it is raining we won't ride. Sometimes we get back after sunset, so please wear brightly colored clothing and bring lights.