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!


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
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Elk Creek Cafe and Creekside Events!


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Elk Creek Circle
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Olde Village Mercantile Co
Boal City Brewing

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