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West Hill Group Rides & Events

Enjoy The Great Outdoors & Make New Friends

Going on a group bike ride is a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise, and connect with others. Whether you're an experienced cyclist or just starting out, you are invited and encouraged to join us! Have questions? Give us a call or swing by the shop.

Monday night women's gravel ride

Monday Night Women's Gravel Ride

We will post all updates on the Strava Club listed below! Please follow this club to get updated information on the ride loops and any weather related news.

Another great group to join: Putney Women Riders Facebook Group

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 you are wondering if you should join, please reach out to us at the West Hill Shop and ask for Amy or join the Strava group listed in this section.

If it is raining we won't ride. Sometimes we get back after sunset, so please wear brightly colored clothing and bring lights. We will also likely stay for a bit to socialize. Please join in and bring a snack to share.

Upcoming Ride Details

  • April 29 Amy Caldwell | Meet at West Hill Shop at 5:00 PM
  • May 6 Kristin Dawley | Location TBD 5:00 PM
  • May 13 Kristin Dawley | Location TBD 5:00 PM
  • May 20 Nicole Buser
  • May 27 Kristin Dawley | Location TBD 5:00 PM
  • June 3 Katie Ross | Location TBD 5:00 PM
  • June 10 Nicole Buser
  • June 17 TBD
  • June 24 Amanda Upton
  • July 1 Katie Ross | Location TBD 5:00
  • July 8 Amy Caldwell | Meet at West Hill Shop at 5:00 PM
  • July 15 Lies Pasterkamp | Meet at Putney School at 5:00 PM
Tuesday night ride

Tuesday Night Ride

Join the Putney Bicycle Club every Tuesday night April - September. You can again choose to ride with the “B” group, which chats along the way at a relaxed 12 to 14 miles an hour, or the “A” group in a pace line, which averages about 18 miles an hour. Both groups will regroup periodically so that no one gets dropped. Rides start promptly at 5:00 p.m. so plan to arrive a few minutes early in order to receive a map and be greeted by your ride leader. Please feel free to bring a friend, and introduce your friend to the ride leader and other riders.

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Upcoming Ride Details

  • April 9 Pam Matweecha | Meet at Brattleboro Common | Route 30, Grimes Hill | 23 Miles | Dinner at Panasian 
  • April 16 Joe Cook | West Brattleboro Post Office | Hinesburg, Green River, Moss Hollow & Ames Hill | 23 Miles | Dinner at 99 Restaurant
  • April 23 Janet Harclerode | Runnings in Hinsdale | Oxbow Loop | 18 Miles | Dinner at Tito’s
  • April 30 Ellen Martyn | Cotton Mill Hill | Route 142, Governor Hunt, & Pond Roads, with Tyler Hill option | 18 Miles | Pot luck @ 36 Clark Avenue in Brattleboro 
  • May 7 Carl Lynde | West Bratleboro Post Office | Bonnyvale, Barney & Carpenter Hill, Hale, MacArthur, Hamilton & Marlboro Roads | 20 Miles | Latchis Pub 
  • May 14 Tim & Cathy Segar | 2604 Ames Hill Road, Marlboro | Upper Dover Spectacular or Winery Hill | 22.5 Miles | Pot luck
  • May 21 Steve Shriner | Tree House Brewery, South Deerfield | Conway | 16 Miles | Takeout pizza @ Tree House Brewery
  • May 28 Malcolm Moore | 730 South Road, Marlboro | Marlboro & Halifax back roads | 20+ Miles | Pot luck
  • June 4 John Mabie | Unity Park, Turners Falls | River Road, Sunderland | 24 Miles | People’s Pint
  • June 11 Paul Hendler | Calvary Chapel, 6581 Route 30, West Townshend | Routes 30 and 100 and South Hill Road | 16 Miles | West Townshend General Store
  • June 18 Chris Chapman | 99 Restaurant | Route 5, Middle, Bunker and West Hill Roads | 20 Miles | 99 Restaurant
  • June 25 Mark and Terri Ziter | Farr Road, behind Chesterfield Inn | River Road, Route 63, Stage & Poor Roads | 20 or 24 Miles | Pot Luck @ Wares Grove Beach
  • July 2 Bob Immler | Unity Park, Turners Falls | Peace Pagoda | 30 Miles | Rendezvous, 78 3rd Street, Turners Falls
  • July 9 Elizabeth & Paul Paradis | Ware’s Grove Beach, Route 9A, Spofford Lake | Hurricane Loop | 25 Miles | Swimming & pot luck @ 270 North Shore Road
  • July 16 Scott Purdy | 254 Grafton Road, Townshend | Grafton and Townshend Roads, Routes 121 and 35 | 24 Miles | Pot luck @ 254 Grafton Road
  • July 23 Ann Wright | Brattleboro Common | Putney, Middle, East-West, Dutton Farm & Quarry Roads, Upper Dummerston Road or West River Trail | 18 Miles | Pot luck @ Brattleboro Common
  • July 30 Sandy Garland | 1968 Weatherhead Hollow Road, Guilford | Road: Leyden, Greenfield, Bernardston. Gravel: 10 Mile Bridge, Green River, Stage, Guilford Center and Weatherhead Hollow Roads | 22 Miles | Pot luck & swimming in Sandy’s pool
  • August 6 Jan Copeland| Weatherhead Hollow Pond Access Area, near Sweet Pond Road | Leyden, Greenfield | 23 Miles | Pot luck @ 413 Sweet Pond Road, Guilford
  • August 13 Kathy Lapan | West Dummerston Covered Bridge | Brookline Loop | 22 Miles | Pot luck and Joe’s corn @ the Cook Farm, 824 Camp Arden Road
  • August 20 John Dimick | East side of 2215 Creamery Road, Guilford | Vernon Loops, Keets Brook | 22 Miles | Pot luck @ 2215 Creamery Road, Guilford
  • August 27 Scott Yager | Cotton Mill Hill | Route 142, Governor Hunt, Pond, Fort Bridgman and Stebbins Roads | 18 Miles | Pot luck @ 1343 Upper Dummerston Road in Brattleboro
  • September 3 Bob Bonneau | Ware’s Grove Beach, Route 9A, Spofford Lake | Glebe Road or around Spofford Lake | 6, 12 or 25 Miles | Pot luck @ Ware’s Grove Beach
  • September 10 Pete Rose | West Hill Shop | Kurn Hattin or River Road | 18 or 22 Miles | Pot luck & barbecue
Wednesday gravel ride

Wednesday Gravel Ride

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! First ride starts May 1st.

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.

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 for details and to get on an email list for updates and discussion.