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West Hill Wednesdays

2022 Summer Shop Rides

Descents Of Putney Enduro Series

Yeah. That spells DOPE. Get it?

Wednesdays

that aren't PPGC Rides or
Bell Lap XC Events

June 6

June 29

July 27

August 24


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 zach@westhillshop.com 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: 

https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzTxVN

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

Wednesdays

that aren't PPGC Rides or 
DOPE Series Events

May 18

June 15

July 13

August 10

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 zach@westhillshop.com for details, and to get onto a mailing list for updates and discussion.

Pete's Pinnacle of Gravel Creativity

Wednesdays

(more or less every other)

Alternating with MTB Wednesdays

May 11May 25
June 1June 22
July 6July 20
August 3August 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.


Tuesday Night Ride

TNR RIDES Starting April 12th 2022.  Schedule is posted.   Lets ride!

Contact info: TNR Website, 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 ambassador 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.

Wednesday Night Women's Ride

2022 RIDES  beginning May 11 

Contact info & updates: Putney Women Riders Facebook Group

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.