Thanks to a large turnout at our planning meeting and spring celebration at the Marina last week and some prior contributors, we had another good head start on our new schedule, which is attached. Once again I want to thank everyone who agreed to plan a ride this year. We especially appreciate our new trip planners. I have it on good authority that it will warm up!
As always, Tuesday Night Rides will leave promptly at 5:30 p.m., so plan to arrive a few minutes early in order to receive a map and be greeted by your ride planner. Please feel free to bring a friend, and introduce him or her to the ride planner and other riders.
Cyclists can again choose to ride with us slackers in the “B” group, which chats along the way at a relaxed 12 to 14 miles an hour, or in the “A” group (the "hammerheads") in a pace line, which averages about 18 miles an hour. Once again this year the “B” group will regroup periodically along our rides, so that none of us get dropped. If it is pouring rain, the ride will be cancelled. If the weather is questionable, the ride planner will post on our Facebook page and call the West Hill Shop to let them know whether their ride will be taking place.
Because of the size of our group we want to be mindful of our impact on drivers with whom we share the road. When in traffic, please be sure to "ride right" in a single file on the right hand side of the road, to the right of the white line, and remind others who forget to do so. It helps to dress in bright colors and use reflectors to increase the chance that you will be seen by motorists, especially at dusk.
Please renew your membership or join now by sending your dues to Kathy Lapan at 78 Winter Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301. Your dues enable us to promote cycling, especially with new and young riders. Dues this year will continue to be $10 for individuals and $20 for families. Putney Bicycle Club members receive a 10% discount on cycling tops and bottoms, tires and tubes at the West Hill Shop. A portion of your dues helps to pay for a barbeque dinner following our last ride this summer at the West Hill Shop on August 29th.
If you would like to invite others to join you on a ride, publicize an event, or post cycling pictures and videos for others to enjoy, please use our Facebook page. It continues to be popular, and we now have 234 members. It may be found at:
We welcome your questions and suggestions, and look forward to seeing you on our rides. Please ride safely!
President: Joe Cook (802) 257-0609 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Kathy Lapan (802) 254-6547 email@example.com
Secretary & Webmaster Bob Immler (802) 221-4040 firstname.lastname@example.org