Join us for the Miles for Mark Event June 6th

7/20/23 – Madisonburg

7/20/23 – Madisonburg

Hi Everyone!

We’re headed through the Millheim Narrows for a beautiful ride through the amish farmland of Madisonburg, Smulton and Rebersburg.


Notes: Cancellations due to weather will be announced by 4pm the day of via email, social media and on the website. 

The route will be marked with YELLOW arrows this week.

See you Thursday!

Here’s the Happy Valley Ride w/ GPS route for July 20th:

Shortcut: You can shorten this route by skipping the first loop through Madisonburg, or the last loop through Rebersburg. Ask us at registration for further details if needed.

You’re welcome to ride a non-designated route. We’ll still respond to support calls. If possible, please choose a route in the same general area so that all can easily be assisted.

Madisonburg Ride

Shridhar's global warming team holding PVPP jersey flagPedals and Pints in Greenland!

One of our regular riders (when he’s not globetrotting!), Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Professor of Glaciology and Geophysics at PSU, takes our Pedals and Pints mock up jersey everywhere he goes as his official flag around the world. This photo was taken with his team member in Greenland. Previous trips include Antarctica (see photo on our Community page)! In the winter he will sometimes update us on his findings on global warming with a presentation over a pint or two at Elk Creek Cafe. Hopefully he has some time to do so again this year!

We miss you, Sridhar! Have fun in the snow!

Penns Valley Vet InfoPenns Valley Veterinary Clinic

One of our first sponsors of the season was Penns Valley Veterinary Clinic in downtown Millheim run by Dr. Joe! Open since 2003, PVVC is a mixed animal clinic that treats companion animals, dairy cows, horses, some birds and exotics, as well as other livestock. Covering a radius of 50 miles, their large animal ambulatory services are mainly for cattle and horses, but they also provide care for sheep, goats, swine, llamas and alpacas. The solar powered companion animal clinic sees dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, pot-bellied pigs, backyard poultry and some pocket pets. Services include, but are not limited to digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, cryosurgery, electrosurgery as well as a complete clinical laboratory. PVVC provides medicine, general and orthopaedic surgery, as well as emergency services.

Dr. Joe also owns the Meandering Mallard Coffee Shop next door, also a PVPP sponsor!
Thanks Dr. Joe for your significant support this year! 

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.