West Hill Shop has sold bicycles, nordic skis, and everything related in Putney, Vermont, since 1971, when Neil Quinn founded the shop (along with three guys named Bob and their spouses). In 2004, Diny and Jim Sweitzer of Putney bought the shop from Nei when he retired.
Today the West Hill Shop continues as a low-key, friendly source for bikes, XC skis, clothing and gear, repair service, bike fitting, rentals, wisdoms and advice, places to ride or ski, and much more. We are known regionally as the place to go for experienced service technicians and professional bike fitters. Our staff has multiple years of experience at matching cyclists with the right bike, finding just the right part, trouble shooting the allusive fix, or picking the best Nordic ski for the job.
We are home to several cyclocross fanatics, including a national cyclocross champion, so we host cyclocross training rides in the fall, as well as the Annual West Hill Shop Cyclocross Race.
We sponsor the local Putney Bicycle Club, which has a choice variety of Tuesday Night road rides from spring to late summer. Also, weekly Wednesday Night Women's Rides and monthy Gravel Road Rides. Go to our Rides page for more info.
Over the winter of 2005/2006, we added more retail and shop space. Check out some of the construction process! And check out the great back-in-the-day photos by Bob George, then photographer for Velo News.