Happy Valley Adventure Bureau
State College, PA – The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau (HVAB) is a nonprofit, membership-based organization committed to the fundamental principal that meetings and visitors can be more effectively attracted to our area through “coordinated group action” rather than independent action. The bureau’s mission is to develop, promote, and engage in travel related activities and coordinate visitor services designed to enhance the economic activity and quality of life within Centre County, Pennsylvania.
Through extra funding received from HVAB, we were able to purchase a trailer for Penns Valley Pedals and Pints for storing and transporting equipment, volunteering to help other local groups and races, and eventually expanding our reach into the community.
Our 2023 Sponsors
Freeze + Thaw Cycles
State College, PA – Freeze + Thaw Cycles on Allen Street in State College has been a supporter for several years. They’ve donated gear that we’ve given away at weekly rides and the year-end picnic. Check them out for road, mountain, gravel, cross-country and commuter bikes and service.
Open Tuesday-Friday: 11am-6pm; Saturday: 10am-4pm.
The Meandering Mallard Coffee Shop
Millheim, PA – The Meandering Mallard Coffee House is a rustic, local coffee house offering delicious sandwiches, soups and stews, hot and cold drinks as well as home made baked goods. We are open daily for your dining pleasure, please come a visit us sometime!
Open 7 days a week from 7am-2pm.
Penns Valley Veterinary Clinic
Millheim, PA – Penns Valley Veterinary Clinic, Inc is a locally owned veterinary clinic serving the animals of central Pennsylvania since 2003. Our clinic treats both large and small animals both through our ambulatory service as well as our Millheim clinic. We are open daily and are always accepting new clients.
Happy Valley Women’s Cycling
State College, PA – The growing HVWC Team of hardworking, gritty women put tons of hours, sweat, and tears of joy into their training and racing. When they’re not conquering gravel, shredding mountains and speeding across pavement, you’ll find them advocating for equal representation in races, and building the sport for women by hosting beginner gravel and mountain bike rides (Mondays Jun-Aug), Girls Rock MTB camps (Jun & Aug-Sept) and “how-to” clinics.
Seasons of Rothrock Races
Rothrock State Forest – Run by Happy Valley Women’s Cycling, Seasons of Rothrock Race Series is a grouping of four races that capture the grandeur of Rothrock State Forest in all four seasons through the disciplines of gravel and mountain bike racing. Push your limits on challenging, gravel roads and fun singletrack. By participating, you’ll be supporting a community that emphasizes the fun and social aspects of racing while creating local events that belong on the national stage.
The Bike Roost
Boalsburg, PA – We are a new full service, locally owned bicycle shop located on the diamond in Boalsburg. We sell bikes from Giant/Liv, Cannondale, and Transition. Premium mobile service is available within 15 miles of State College from Blacklist Bikes.
Open Tues: 10:00a-7:00p; Wed-Fri: 10:00a-6:00p; and Sat-Sun: 9:00a-2:00p
Brush Mountain Lodge Properties
Spring Mills / Centre Hall, PA – Make your next getaway an unforgettable experience at Brush Mountain Lodge or the newly renovated Mount Nittany Lodge. These lodge rentals include 5+ bedrooms sleeping up to 16+ guests with chef’s kitchens and spacious decks. Nestled on mountainsides, the timber frame lodges offer rustic elegance with luxurious amenities, spectacular mountain and valley views, and the peaceful sounds of crackling fireplaces, rustling leaves and tweeting birds. They welcome you for a romantic getaway, friend or family weekend, or special event (meetings, weddings, retreats, etc.).
Nittany Mountain Biking Association
State College, Pa – Nittany Mountain Biking Association (NMBA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for Mountain Bike enthusiasts in the Centre County, PA region. We are dedicated to the protection of mountain bike trails in this area. We come from all areas of central PA, all ages and walks of life, and are connected by our common love of mountain biking and the land.
Lewisburg, Pa – Link Cyclery LLC is a family friendly bike shop that focuses on quality and integrity. With a wide range of bikes in Road, Mountain, Gravel, Hybrid, Children, & E-Bikes, you can find your ride here. Providing bike repairs from flat tires to overhauls, your bike should be fixed in 2-3 business days. We also have bike rentals suited for Rail Trails, do bike trade-ins, and sharpen ice skates.
Open Tues, Thurs, Fri: 9a-6p; Wed, Sat: 9a-4p
The Bicycle Shop
State College, PA – The Bicycle shop in State College is Central PA’s oldest bike shop with over 500 bikes in stock. They joined us in 2019 bringing along lots of goodies to raffle off before rides. Visit them for mountain, road, gravel, commuter, BMX, triathlon and Cyclocross bikes.
Open Mon-Fri: 10a-6p; Sat: 10a-5p
CentreBike + Happy Valley Ride with GPS
Whether you enjoy long road rides, exploring new towns, the serenity of the woods while rolling down gravel roads or across rocky terrain, Ride with GPS Happy Valley has a route for you. Download the app to your phone (or explore our routes from your desktop) and we’ll point out all of the points of interest — shops, visitas, cafes, wineries, breweries, historic landmarks and more — along the way! Save routes to your phone to USE WITHOUT CELL SERVICE or print them out. We constantly adding and verifying new routes. See what it’s all about.
P.S. This project was completed with grant money from Happy Valley Adventure Bureau. Each time you ride a route, please complete the survey on their website to help them keep it running.
unPAved Bike Race
October 8th, 2023
unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley is a premier gravel event through forest hills and idyllic farm country of Central Pennsylvania. The event is held over a long weekend, with activities Friday through Monday for all levels of rider. Participants can choose from a wide range of distances, are only timed on the best parts of the courses, and tailor their adventure to the degree of challenge/fun they are ready to take on. For those wanting a little more casual-paced adventure, there is the SlumberPArty, which is a two-day ride with camping along the route. All gravel distances are treated to super-friendly aid stations serving hot dogs, perogies, and other real food goodies. The day ends with the donePAved Party at the Miller Center, including raffle prizes, whoopie pies, and beer (both birch and real)!
For those not ready to take on the gravel roads, and steep Pennsylvania Hills, we offer our FunPAved guided rides on Saturday with serval themes, and a Gravel Film Festival on Saturday evening. Registration is required for all events.
Our Biggest Supporters
Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks in Millheim is our final destination each week for beers, cheers and quality grub. But they’re also a huge supporter. Several ride with us, including owner Tim and server Monica, and pro pourer Jay looks forward to filling up beer glasses following every ride!
Freewheel Creative, LLC is a marketing and graphic design company specializing in website development, collateral design and marketing strategy. The owner, Erica, rides with us and designed our jerseys, the onsite maps, and eventually this website. We liked her, so we made her a board member and she now sends out our weekly emails.
Creative Design & Printing by Scott Dennison has been printing our rack cards, posters and other materials since our first year. We’re always glad to see him when he joins us for an occasional weeknight ride.
Penns Valley Pedals and Pints would also like to give a shout-out to Deb Rittelmann who takes so many great photos of our club…many of which you’ll find on this website and our Facebook page. She manages to capture the joy of riding and beauty of the valley even as we’re huffing and puffing our way over hilltops.
Deb also photographs races on occassion and posts photos for purchase.