7/11/24 – Apple Butter Backwards

7/11/24 – Apple Butter Backwards

Sponsor Highlight

Penns Valley Veterinary Clinic logoA big thank you to Penns Valley Veterinary Clinic, a very generous sponsor to PVPP. Lead by Dr. Joseph Ewaskiewicz, VMD, PhD, PV Vet Clinic is a mixed animal practice treating all animals, with the exception of exotic pets like reptiles and amphibians. Services include medicine, general and orthopaedic surgery, radiology as well as dentistry of both large and small animals. They have digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy and a complete clinical laboratory. TAKING ON NEW CLIENTS. Visit their website to find out more!

Hey All!

It should be a great day for a ride tomorrow with temps expected to reach the mid to high 70’s. Whew! What a relief!

Penns Valley is having quite a bit of roadwork done over the next few weeks so we’re limited in where we can direct the route. So, this may feel a little repetitive with previous routes this year, but we’re headed back to Woodward to do the “Apple Butter Backwards” route. We’ll need to watch for gravel patches here and there.

Road Work AheadAnd for those of you who cycle out to our rides, or cycle in Penns Valley anytime, please be aware of some known roadwork (basically, stay off Rt 192, Penns Cave Rd and Penns Creek Rd)…

  1. Fresh Oil + Chip on Linden Hall Rd.
  2. Fresh Oil + Chip on Rt 192 (Linden Hall to Centre Hall to Millheim Narrows)
  3. Fresh Oil + Chip on Penns Cave (from RT 192) and Penns Creek Rd (to Coburn)
  4. Pipe Replacement & Cleaning – Pine Creek Rd. Mon-Fri. Flaggers out. Gravel patches here and there. We don’t expect this to effect our ride, but if we find it will, we’ll change the route on Thursday.


Park: Behind the Millheim Fire Co. in the grass.
Bring: A bike (any will do, even e-bikes!), helmet, and water bottle; $3 donation requested (cash or credit accepted)
Waiver: You must sign a waiver once each year. Download ahead/Print here.
Ride Smart! Single file as cars approach/pass, leave room for other riders to pass, stay to the right cresting hills and around curves. BE CAREFUL CROSSING RT45!

We’ll cheers with beers Elk Creekside afterwards. Food will be available from the trailer. You are also welcome to pre-order from the main menu for pickup inside at the bar after the ride (approximately 7:30pm depending on your speed).

Thanks and see you Thursday!

-Roy Rupert

Apple Butter Backwards

Download the 19.7 Mile Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42815718

Short-cut: Skip the loop and stay straight on Pine Creek Rd until you reach Rt 45 at the Post Office in Woodward. Turn around and ride back the way you came. (16.4 miles)

For those that have not ridden with us, these rides are at your own pace. We mark the course, but it’s smart to download the route through the Happy Valley Ride with GPS link provided in case rain washes our markings away. Call Roy/the Support Truck number if you are lost or can’t finish your ride for ANY reason. 814-360-0243

Apple Butter Backwards Route

Happy Valley Adventure Bureau

Promotional efforts, such as this website for Penns Valley Pedals and Pints, is made possible by a grant from Happy Valley Adventure Bureau. Discover Centre County on their website!

Upcoming Bike Events!

Penns Valley Triathlon
Tri a Triathlon or Biathlon Aqua-Bike! Or tri it as relay team. A great event for newbies and the casual competitor! There are even YOUTH tri options. PLUS it raises money for the Millheim Pool.

Aug 9-12: Bike Packing Adventure 30% Off for PVPP Riders registered by Aug 1 w/ code: PennVP&P24
Sunday, October 13th, 2024 – 30, 50, 90, 120, or 200 miles, Slumber Party (2-day ride), or a FunPaved ride.

Seasons of Rothrock Races/PVPP Support Stations
12/8 – Tussey Mountain MTB Race – FIND OUT MORE

Weekly Bike Rides!

7pm – Freeze Thaw Cycles Gravel Rides
Leave from Tussey Ski Area Lodge Parking Lot
Check their facebook or instagram for updates each week.

9a/10a – The Bike Roost Weekly Rides
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6pm – Happy Valley Women’s Cycling Beginner Gravel or MTN Bike Rides

6pm – The Bicycle Shop MTB Ride
Check their facebook or instagram for details each week.

Elk Creek Cafe and Creekside Events!


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

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Elk Creek Circle
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Olde Village Mercantile Co
Boal City Brewing

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  • Warnings about road work in the Penns Valley area.
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