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7/27/23 – Bower Up!

7/27/23 – Bower Up!

Hi Everyone!

We’re riding a great route this week through Aaronsburg and along beautiful Bower Hollow Road. The route will also take us on Rt. 45 East twice. Please be careful, especially at the bottom of the hill on Rt 45 while turning left onto Cemetery Road.

I’ll be away this week so we’re letting Jim loose with the spray chalk to mark the route! I trust my fellow board member will do a fine job! Map is below to download from Happy Valley Ride w/ GPS.

Jim will also be manning the support vehicle should you need assistance. Grab his number at registration.


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 27th:

Shortcut: You can shorten this route by staying straight on Pine Creek Rd (not turning left on Bower Hollow). Go to Woodward where the road ends at Rt45, turn around and return to the route coming back.

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.

Bower Up Route


Paul is at it again!

Paul and John on they're ridePaul Rito, and friend John, left July 5th from Burlington, VT on yet another EPIC bike touring adventure through Montreal, Quebec, and the Gaspé Peninsula. It will take between 6 and 8 weeks depending on his route back home. They began Day 1 via a fishing boat (who needs a ferry?!) and it’s only gotten better since! Follow his daily blog for all of the amazing details of where they’ve traveled and the wonderful people (and dogs) they’ve met along the way.

P.S. If you missed Paul’s adventure last year across the US and back, you can find it here, as well!

Upcoming Bike Events!

Seasons of Rothrock – Session III Greenwood Furnace
Sunday, September 24th, 2023
A mountain bike race through Rothrock State Forest.
22.7 or 31.6 mile distances.

Sunday, October 8th, 2023
30, 50.90 or 120 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
6:00pm start

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 2023 Sponsors

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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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
Brush Mountain Lodge Vacation Rentals
Seasons of Rothrock Logo
Link Cyclery Logo
The Bicycle Shop Logo
unPAved Logo

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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.
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  • Highlighting a member who joined our Wednesday night rides to train for a cross-country epic journey they just completed.
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