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5/11/23 – First Ride of the Year!

5/11/23 – First Ride of the Year!

First Ride of the Year!

Hi Everyone!

We’re taking a ride and you’re all invited! Come join us Thursday, May 11th @ 6pm and help kick off the first weekly ride of the Penns Valley Pedals and Pints 2023 Season.

Each week you can check the “Weekly Rides” page for the latest posting and any special events we have planned. We’ll also be including announcements from our sponsors and the charitable organizations that we contribute to at the end of the year. If a ride is cancelled due to inclemate weather, we’ll “Cancel” the event on the Weekly Rides page, send an email and make a Facebook announcement.  Join our mailing list if you’d like to be notified of weekly rides and other information, and follow us on Facebook.

A donation of $3 per rider is requested at registration.

The Route

We’ll be riding the Apple Butter Backwards Loop (click to view and download the ride via CentreBike’s Ride w/ GPS), featuring 21 miles of Penns Valley beauty! The route will be marked in BLUE arrows.

The ride begins/ends in the Millheim Fire Company parking lot (from State College, turn left at the light in Millheim and turn right just past the Millheim Fire Company; from Mifflinburg, turn right at the light). Please arrive early to register and sign the waiver (download a copy to sign and bring with you).

Apple Butter Backwards Loop Map

Head Inside Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks Afterwards

We’re doing our best to keep things the same as always, but the first week unfortunately will be different. Elk Creekside will not be open. We will still start and finish our ride from the Millheim Fire Company parking lot. Everything else (food, beer and restrooms) will be inside at the Elk Creek Cafe. We’ll reconvene inside Elk Creek after the ride to cheers to a new Pedals and Pints year! Elk Creek is ready to accommodate and has set up additional tables in the backroom.

PLEASE NOTE: If you’re planning to eat at Elk Creek, please be sure to head inside promptly following your ride. The kitchen closes at 8:00pm. You can also pre-order a meal online for pick-up.

Safety Tips:


The weather forecast looks great and we hope to see you Thursday!


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.