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West Hill Wednesdays

2022 Summer Shop Rides

Pete's Pinnacle of Gravel Creativity

July 6 - Pete's Gravel and Grill PPGC Ride & Party!

Hear ye hear ye. Gravel ride preps for July 6th are underway, putting some extra effort to make this a memorable one, and here are the factors to make it sweet. *** the bike portion is only half the fun, we would like to gather after and enjoy some grill time and feisty conversations around the fire pit.

- I’d like to have the grill grilling early enough to enjoy  some daylight, plus I’m usually asleep by 930 so the start time is 5.

-Route design that will be a bit conservative to get us back sooner, 20-25 ish miles. Not a ton of climbing but it is Vermont. Start is the usual west hill shop.

-No drop rule. If some of the crew wants to go out hard, I’ll kindly ask them to circle back.

-This is a potluck and BYOB. I’ll have some basic grub, burgers and salad etc… This would be a nice way to get rid of any extra July 4th holiday leftovers.

-Put this on your calendar early. 

RideWithGPS Route:

July 6th gravel ride at 5pm leaving from the West Hill Shop. An hour and half, moderate pace. Hang out and enjoy the food and bike community.


(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 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.

Descents Of Putney Enduro Series

Yeah. That spells DOPE. Get it?


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

June 29 DOPE Series Enduro Report

The second DOPE Series event came off by the skin of its teeth - dodging thunder and menacing weather radar blips. But it was really fun, with the biggest crowd of any Wednesday evening event in the past couple of years. Super fun! Results are here, but also archived on google drive at:

Todd Miller's photos from round 1 are available here:

Bell Lap Cross Country Series


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 for details, and to get onto a mailing list for updates and discussion.

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.