To quote the unofficial mayor, Andy, of P. V. Pedals & Pints, “It’s perfect. You ride, get ice cream, relax, ride back, get beer and food.” Yes, for the last Wednesday ride of the season, we’re riding to Riddles Ice Cream Shop. We’ll ride a few hills to earn it and take the easy way back.
The route is scheduled to be tar and chipped, if Penn DOT starts this week I will have a alternative route.
Over the last four years of P.V Pedals & Pints, Mark and I have enjoyed meeting countless new friends and watched new friendships form. One thing we didn’t expect was that the bike club would help inspire Mark to push through his medical issues and get back on his bike. He was riding most everyday since late winter until his most recent set back. Mark is home from UPMC now, even riding a little, but unable to join us this week. If you’re interested in learning about his medical situation, go to:
In Mark’s honor this week, I’d like to challenge the club to break our attendance record of 74 riders. The weather looks good, Andy and his crew swear by the ice cream and the Elk Creek Cafe says “Bring it – we’re ready!
I’ll be signing riders in this week and will be out on the route trying to keep an eye on everyone as well as Mark has done for us over the years. My cell number is 360-0243.
Trust me, I won’t have a beer while you’re sweating and swearing up the hills!
UPDATE TO ROUTE!
Before I show you the route this week I want to take a minute to share something with the club. I get scared at the start of every weekly PV Pedals + Pints club ride. Yes, scared because I fear someone is going to get hurt…or worse.
This week we are riding one of our favorite routes, but for a different reason. Thursday we are “Pedaling for a Purpose” – with the purpose being the Dan Stearns Foundation. Please read the article to learn about how much more there was to Dan than just one of our weekly riders.
We’re riding to Madisonburg this week in Brush Valley. The route is rightfully named, the Brush Valley Reverse. This route takes us through the Millheim Narrows. I’ll once again try and arrange with Ed from the Millheim Fire Company to follow us through the Narrows for a enjoyable start to the ride. We are on our own for the return ride. Feel free to alter the route if riding in the Narrows makes you uncomfortable.