Join us for the Miles for Mark Event June 6th

6/8/23 – Miles for Mark

6/8/23 – Miles for Mark

We’ll celebrate Pedals and Pints co-founder Mark Rupert with the first annual “Miles for Mark” bike ride. We hope by dedicating an annual ride to Mark that his spirit will continue to help support P.V. Pedals & Pints and our local community.

Mark passed in February. He was a good man with a kind heart, contagious smile and a fierce spirit that carried him through a long, courageous battle with various health issues that never defined him. He found spirituality and strength in nature and always led his life with a positive attitude. Mark left a legacy of courage and grace and was an inspiration to all that were fortunate enough to know him.

Mark loved his daily bike rides at dawn and especially loved his role as the face of Penns Valley Pedals and Pints – particularly welcoming riders each and every week and setting the tone with his welcoming smile and the after-ride mood with his music! We plan to hold a ride for him each year and hope you can make our 1st Annual Miles for Mark ride June 8th, 2023. It will end with a beer and cheers to this great man.

We’re riding the Apple Butter Loop this week with one additional safety note. There has been recent road damage at approximately mile mark 2.2 to 2.8 with 2 to 3 inch deep gouging of the road surface. This is on Penns Creek Rd on the uphill side as we approach the first small climb of the route. The Township is aware of this damage but I don’t know if it will be repaired in time for our ride. If not, I will spray RED chalk around the areas as best I can. Be aware on the return ride of these areas since it will be on the downhill and on the sharp lower turn. Our advice, stay to the right in both directions and use extreme caution when passing in these areas.
Applebutter Loop Map

The Raffle 🎟️
Our sponsors have generously donated goods to raffle off at the ride. You’ll receive a raffle ticket during registration in exchange for your $3 donation. You’ll be able to use it to win one of the prizes to be raffled off after the ride. We’re still collecting but so far, prizes include:

Want more raffle tickets? Every additional $5 donation = 1 ticket.

We ask that everyone gathers in the parking lot just before 6:00 so that I can say a few brief words.

We’ll ring the bell 🔔 when it’s time to roll!

See you Thursday!


  • Please park in the grass parking lot only, do not park in the Fire Co. paved parking lot.
  • Remember that you are always free to ride your own route. The Support Vehicle will still be at your service regardless of where you ride in the Valley.

Cheers with Beers Creekside!

Order Elk Creekside following your ride. We’ll have a toast to Mark once everyone gets back.

Requested Donation: $3 / Rider @ Registration

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.