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
This road ride is for relaxed women riders who chat as we ride. We welcome new riders, riders who are re-conditioning, and seasoned riders. 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. Occasionally, we go out afterwards for "nourishment." Come join the fun!
Annual Group Rides We Sponsor
The historic race loop through Windham County Vermont is now a scenic, 56-mile 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 RSVP by Wednesday, May 22nd so we know how much food to make. We are asking for $12 per person to help pay for your meal. PLEASE sign in before you ride. Links to the routes: Tour of the Valleys or Kurn Hattin.
Join us for our 4th 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 is 34 miles and an estimated 3,400 feet of climbing). A scenic cruise through our local rural "neighborhood" (West-West is 19 miles with 1,550 feet of climbing without technical challenges) is also on the ride menu.
These adventurous, off-the-beaten-path gravel rides will leave from High Meadows Farm in Putney, VT and wind through Putney, Dummerston, Brookline, Athens and Westminster. They are relaxed and scenic, moderate to very 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.
In support of this local fundraiser, our beloved Putney Coop will be creating a delicious gourmet grinder buffet with a bounty of build your own ingredients. Italian Chicken Caprese with pesto chicken, Bahn Mi with slow cooked pork or roasted tofu, and traditional meatballs in red sauce, will all be part of the cornucopia of offerings. Gluten free bread and gluten free meatballs and plenty of veggie options are available.
This is a self-supported ride. Please come prepared. There are feed stations for each of the longer rides. Cell service is not reliable. Stay tuned with ride updates on our Facebook page. For more specific ride details with routes or to register go to BikeReg.