The 2024 Season Begins Thursday, May 9th!

4/21/24 – Whipple Dam Race

4/21/24 – Whipple Dam Race

Join us for the Whipple Dam gravel race – the first of four Seasons of Rothrock races.

Wanna race? Sign up here by Wednesday or day of registration is @ 9:30am for an 11am start:

Wanna watch? Join us at the Support Station @ noon for a fun little pre-season lunch party to cheer on the riders and watch a great race. They come by twice and really appreciate the bell ringing and good vibes. No work involved! Let us know you are coming with an RSVP so we can give you directions and info on how best to arrive. Bring a chair, bell, flag or just your big voice and BYOF (Bring Your Own Food)…Elk Creek will not be on hand, unfortunately!

Please arrive by 12pm and plan to stay until 2-3pm when the last riders come through as to not get in the way of the racers. 

Note: No alcohol in State Parks. So, though we can’t stop you, please conceal it so Seasons of Rothrock doesn’t get fined for it.

From State College headed toward Readsville on 322…near the bottom of the mountain before you get to the reservoir, you can turn right onto Stone Creek Road.  Stay on Stone Creek the entire way. After you pass the older Alan Seegar picnic areas, we’ll be at the new Alan Seegar picnic area on the right just before you get to Bear Meadows Rd.

You can also come from Tussey via Bear Meadows Rd, but that’s also the race route. If you come that way, try to arrive by 11:45 to stay off the race route. At the bottom of Bear Meadows Rd, turn left onto Stone Creek Rd and the Alan Seeger picnic area is immediately on your left.


Upcoming Bike Events!

Seasons of Rothrock Races/PVPP Support Stations
4/21 – Whipple Dam Gravel Race – FIND OUT MORE
6/1 – Rothrock GRIT Gravel Grinder – FIND OUT MORE
6/22 – Greenwood Furnace MTB Race – FIND OUT MORE

Sunday, October 13th, 2024
30, 50, 90, 120, or 200 miles, Slumber Party (2-day ride), or a FunPaved ride.
A Gravel Race/Ride through Bald Eagle State Park starting in Lewisburg.
Stop at Rusty Rail!
HURRY! SPOTS ARE LIMITED! And begin selling out in July.

Weekly Bike Rides!

Interested in other group rides?

Monday Night Women’s Beginner Gravel + Mountain Bike Rides
Hosted by Happy Valley Women’s Cycling
June-Sept @ 6:00pm

Wednesday Rothrock Gravel Rides
Hosted by Freeze Thaw Cycles
7:00pm start
Check their Facebook Page for more info.

Other Rides and Races
Check out the Nittany Mountain Biking Association website for their scheduled rides throughout the year, rides and races from other groups, and statuses about the NEW Harvest Fields Community Trails and Hamer Bike Park. This is new calendar so keep checking back for updates!

Elk Creek Cafe and Creekside Events!

Our 2024 Sponsors

Please thank our sponsors by visiting them during our riding season! Click on the logos to start planning your next adventure!

Freeze Thaw Cycles Logo
The Meandering Mallard Coffee Shop logo
Penns Valley Veterinary Clinic logo
Happy Valley Women's Cycling
Seasons of Rothrock Logo
Centre Bike Logo
The Bike Roost
Brookside Bikes logo
Seasons of Rothrock Logo
Link Cyclery Logo
The Bicycle Shop Logo
unPAved Logo
Elk Creek Circle
Center Bike's Happy Valley Ride with GPS logo
Olde Village Mercantile Co
Boal City Brewing

Join Our Mailing List

We’ll send you a reminder about our Wednesday ride each Monday during the season with a link to the weekly route. We also send occassional 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 Wednesday 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.