The 2024 Season Begins Thursday, May 9th!

Penns Valley
Pedals & Pints

Penns Valley Pedals & Pints Logo

We’re a not-so-serious group of cyclists who meet up Thursday evenings @ 6pm from May to September to bike, enjoy the beauty of Penns Valley, hang with friends (old and new), and cheers to another great ride. All the while, raising money to support our community.

2024 Season will kick-off on Thursday, May 9th.

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View Our Weekly Routes

Safety Guidlines and Tips

We’re glad to see so many cyclists in our community joining us each week. But with numbers, comes safety concerns. We’ve seen some unsafe riding and people making sketchy moves – of their own free will or because of someone else’s negligence. Click below to view a complete list of safety tips. But at the very least…

Stay in your lane – especially cresting of hills.

Leave room for other riders and cars to pass safely.

How We Roll

Our Members

A social group of cyclists up to 80 years old and spanning from beginners to well seasoned racers. Parents must accompany under 18. 


Our Style

From spandex to skinny jeans, wear whatever you’re most comfortable in. If you want to be official, we have a great Penns Valley Pedals & Pints Jersey!

Gear Needed

Bring any road friendly bike – road, mountain, electric, cruiser, etc. – helmet (required), water (highly recommended), and a great attitude.


The Route

Changing each week, you’ll ride from Millheim throughout Penns Valley following the route at your own pace.


News Article

Scenery, beer and bikes: Penns Valley group grows while giving back to area nonprofits

The Centre Daily Times interviewed group organizers to discuss how the group has impacted the Penns Valley community. Included in the article is a video of what a Thursday night ride might look like.

Centre Daily Times Video of Penns Valley Pedals and Pints


Penns Valley Pedals and Pints | An Inclusive Cycling Club with a Charitable Mission

by Jim Flannigan, WSOV & Penns Valley Conservation Association | An interview with Pedals & Pints coordinator Roy Rupert discussing how the group supports the community and differs from other cycling clubs. (UPDATE: We now meet Thursdays; no beer token w/ $3 donation)

Support Vehicle

The route is marked each week and “Bike Riders Ahead” signs are usually placed along the road. A support vehicle drives ahead ready to help bikers with flats, mechanical issues and water bottle refills, and offers a ride to anyone needing a life line.

We Ride in Penns Valley

Central Pennsylvanian’s love cycling in Penns Valley. And for good reason. As you pedal across the rolling hills – past Amish farms, through tunnels of outstretched tree branches, and beside babbling creeks – you’ll find the beauty makes even the toughest hill more enjoyable and rewarding.

Penns Valley Pedals and Pints takes you on a different journey each week. Rides always start at 6pm behind the Millheim Fire Department with routes winding through Spring Mills, Coburn, Woodward, Rebersburg, Smulton and/or Madisonburg, avoiding lengthy stretches on Route 45 as much as possible. Usually, a shortened route is marked for those looking for a more leisurely ride.

After each ride returns to Millheim, we meet up again at Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks or the Elk Creekside tents to celebrate the day to clank glasses and enjoy time with friends.


Penns Valley Pedals and Pints riders in Woodward

Raising Money for Charity

Penns Valley Pedals and Pints is a non-profit. Volunteered planning and support for the rides takes coordination with minimal costs for supplies. So, there is currently a $3 fee per ride and ALL proceeds support local charities that are evaluated each year.

On occassion, supporting shops have donated gift cards and gear that we raffle off before the 6pm start at various rides throughout the summer.

To date, we’ve raised $19,000 that has been distributed to charity. Find out more on our About page.

Join Our Mailing List

We'll send you a reminder about the Penns Valley Pedals and Pints Thursday night ride Mondays/Tuesdays during the season with a link to the weeks route. We also send occasional emails with other info we want to share, such as:

  • Warnings about road work in the Penns Valley area.
  • Saftey tips and reminders.
  • Notifications about members who are riding to raise money for a great cause.
  • Highlighting a member who joined our Thursday night rides to train for a cross-country epic journey they just completed.
  • Off-season info about random rides, biking events, and biking and climate presentations by members.