Join us for the Miles for Mark Event June 6th

5/25/23 – Back Road

5/25/23 – Back Road

Hi Everyone!

It was nice to have good weather last week. With Creekside up and running for us and the great turnout on your part, everything came together for a beautiful evening.

Let’s do it again this Thursday!

Back Road Route:

We are going to ride 20 miles through the Millheim Narrows this week to Brush Valley, an absolutely beautiful section of Penns Valley. The Millheim Fire Company will follow the last rider through the Narrows to prevent vehicles from passing us. Even with the Rescue vehicle following us, try and hustle to the first turn to keep the cars behind us happy! There will be cars coming in the opposite direction, please stay in your lane and pass other riders with caution. The route will be marked with YELLOW arrows. No escort on the return ride through the Narrows, we’re on our own. Ride Safe!

We will be turning right onto the Smulton Road after the Narrows. At the top of the hill take a minute to admire the new barn. They don’t build many like this anymore.

Download CentreBike’s Happy Valley Ride w/ GPS Route:

Back Road Route


* Please park in the grass parking lot only, do not park in the Fire Co. paved parking lot. They help us and we help them by honoring their request.
* Remember that you are always free to ride your own route, the marked route is just the suggested route. Ride where it makes you comfortable. The Support Vehicle will still be at your service regardless of where you ride in the Valley.

Pints + Food:

Same as last week! When you return, you can order food from the outside trailer Creekside, or head inside for the full menu. Jay will be pouring brews all night!

Looking forward to seeing you Thursday!


Featured Sponsor

Freeze Thaw Cycles LogoHello, Freeze Thaw Cycles! They’re celebrating their 18th year in business this week. That’s 18 years of fixing, selling and upcycling bikes in State College. This crew loves biking – life on two wheels – to their core and shares the love with everyone walking through their door. If you visit them on Allen Street between Beaver and College Aves., you’ll find bikes for kids and adults for mountain, gravel and road use from Kona, Salsa, Surley, Pivot, Norco and others, as well as Kuat bike racks, gear and more. They’ll even get you outfitted for your next multi-day or cross-country trip. They also host a great evening Rothrock Gravel ride on Wednesday’s at 7pm – which means you can catch that T-ball game and hit the mountain in the same night. At the very least, stop in and see their BIKE MUSEUM hanging from the walls and ceiling and tell them Pedals and Pints sent you!

Visit: Freeze Thaw Cycles

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

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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.