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Weekly Rides

Explore Our Routes

We post and email the weekly route sometime between Monday and Wednesday during the season. All rides begin on Thursdays at 6:00pm from behind the Millheim Fire Station unless otherwise noted (please arrive early to sign in). Below, you’ll find several of our past rides and the upcoming ride (if we have one!). We’ll also post relevant events and riders with great cycling stories going forward. We hope to see you at a Thursday evening Penns Valley Pedals and Pints ride!

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Save time! Print, sign and bring it with you to the ride. This must be signed to participate. We will also have copies at registration.

Upcoming Rides

Expect rides on Thursdays from May 11th through September 21st, plus our end of year picnic ride on October 1st. We’ll post the route the week of each ride. Please RSVP if you plan to attend to help Elk Creekside plan accordingly.

If a ride is cancelled due to weather or road conditions, we will update the listing with a notification, send an email (join the mailing list), and post on social media (follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram)

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past Routes

This does not include rides from end of year 2022.

8/3/23 – Hey George

8/3/23 - Hey George

August 3, 2023

Hi Everyone! Were taking a ride on a portion of the George's Valley Roads this week. It's been a log time since we've ridden this route as a club. There are a few short-cuts mentioned below that will still give you a good ride! The route will be marked with PINK a...

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7/27/23 – Bower Up!

7/27/23 - Bower Up!

July 27, 2023

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'...

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7/20/23 – Madisonburg

7/20/23 - Madisonburg

July 20, 2023

Hi Everyone! We're headed through the Millheim Narrows for a beautiful ride through the amish farmland of Madisonburg, Smulton and Rebersburg. THE MILLHEIM FIRE COMPANY WILL HOPEFULLY FOLLOW US THROUGH TO KEEP PASSING TRAFFIC AT A MINIMUM. PLEASE STAY IN Y...

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7/13/23 – Green Grove

7/13/23 - Green Grove

July 13, 2023

Hi Everyone! We're not sure what the weather has in store for us on Thursday. If it's not a washout, we'll take a ride full of ups and downs. We'll head out to Spring Mills and cross over 45 for a rolly ride on Green Grove. It's a beautiful section of Penns Valley th...

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6/8/23 – Miles for Mark

6/8/23 - Miles for Mark

June 8, 2023

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. Mar...

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5/25/23 – Back Road

5/25/23 - Back Road

May 25, 2023

Hi Everyone! It was nice to have good weather last week. With Creekside up and running for us and the great turnout on your part, everything came together for a beautiful evening. Let's do it again this Thursday! Back Road Route: We are going to ride 20...

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8/4/22 – Bower Hollow to Paradise

8/4/22 – Bower Hollow to Paradise

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.

7/28/22 – Dan Stearns Tribute Ride

7/28/22 – Dan Stearns Tribute Ride

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.

7/21/22 – Brush Valley Backwards

7/21/22 – Brush Valley Backwards

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.

7/7/22 – Middle Road Ride

7/7/22 – Middle Road Ride

We’re riding towards Woodward this week. This route has several very winding rural roads, please stay in your lane on the blind turns. Middle Road is kind of rough with potholes, if you let yourself go on the long downhill, be careful at the bottom!! This 20 mile ride takes us on RT 45 for about a quarter mile and then crosses RT 45 twice in Woodward, be careful!

6/30/22 – Orndorf, Green Grove, Allison, Paradise

6/30/22 – Orndorf, Green Grove, Allison, Paradise

This week we are riding towards Spring Mills via Green Grove Road. This route will take us along Rt 45 for just a few hundred yards, please be careful and communicate with each other. Creekside will once again have beer for purchase after the ride.

6/23/22 – Pick Your Flavor Riddle’s Ride

6/23/22 – Pick Your Flavor Riddle’s Ride

This week we are riding to Riddle’s Ice Cream Shop in Spring Mills. A little hilly on the way over to make you earn your cone! DON’T FORGET money for Ice Cream if you plan on stopping.

6/9/22 – Brush Valley

6/9/22 – Brush Valley

*FIRST – A SPECIAL THANKS! to Brush Mountain Lodge Vacation Rentals.* This week we are riding to Brush Valley through the Millheim Narrows. We will have the Millheim Fire Company follow us to avoid any vehicles passing us. Still remember to stay in your lane! We will be on our own on the return trip.

6/2/22 – Old Gregg and Back

6/2/22 – Old Gregg and Back

Image of first Pedals & Pints Club…just kidding! Though tonight’s ride will be easy cruising (Millheim to Spring Mills and back), don’t ride in uncomfortable attire. Get a NEW Elk Creek / PVPP Jersey and help us raise money for charity.

5/26/22 – Close to Home

5/26/22 – Close to Home

With possible rain in the forecast, Thursday’s route will keep us close to home. There are several options to cut it short and head back to the Elk Creek Café. This route does put us on Route 45 for a few miles. If this makes you uncomfortable feel free to ride a alternate route.

5/19/22 – Apple Butter Loop

5/19/22 – Apple Butter Loop

That’s right, we ride this week! It’s time to head to Millheim every Thursday night. Penns Valley Pedals and Pints Season 6 starts this Thursday. Pedals up at 6:00.

There will be a few changes this season…

9/19/21 – Crickfest Ride

9/19/21 – Crickfest Ride

This Sunday, September 19,2021 PVCA will hold their 18th Crickfest Celebration. If you would like one more group ride, meet at the pavilion at Coburn Park, Coburn, PA. The ride will leave at 11:00. Afterwards, you can enjoy the music and food at Crickfest 2021.

9/11/21 – Picnic Ride (Final Ride of the Season)

9/11/21 – Picnic Ride (Final Ride of the Season)

I’ve attached the 2021 Picnic Route. This route will be slightly longer than our weekly rides. As always feel free to change it to however suits you. The ride will leave at 10:30. We will require you to sign in. You will get a beer token for your $3.00 donation, which will go towards picnic costs.

9/10/21 – Last Thursday Ride of the Season!

9/10/21 – Last Thursday Ride of the Season!

This is the last weekday evening ride of the season. We’ll be riding the Apple Butter Loop (because it’s our favorite!). Don’t forget to RSVP for the end of Season party this Saturday.

9/2/21 – Brush Valley 22

9/2/21 – Brush Valley 22

Yes, it’s raining, but it’s not going to rain tomorrow! So, as long as the Millheim Narrows aren’t flooded, we’ll be headed to Brush Valley.

8/26/21 – No Riddle’s Ride – We Tried!

8/26/21 – No Riddle’s Ride – We Tried!

Looks like another hot one Thursday night. I thought we’d take it nice and slow and ride to Riddle’s Ice Cream shop, but they are closed, due to mechanical issues. The best we can offer is that Mark will be at Riddle’s parking lot with cold water to refill your bottles. 

8/19/21 – Apple Butter Backwards

8/19/21 – Apple Butter Backwards

This week’s ride is the Apple Butter Loop backwards. It’s slightly longer than the last several rides, at just over 20 miles. There are a few shortcuts on this route once you cross over Rt 45.

8/12/21 – Two Valley Loops

8/12/21 – Two Valley Loops

This week’s ride is going to be a hot one, so I made it easy. There is a good chance of rain showers, so I also made it a short one, 16.6 miles. This route will take a little willpower, with us passing Creekside around the halfway point.

8/5/21 – Local Ride

8/5/21 – Local Ride

RESCHEDULED! The Local Ride has been moved to August 5th following last week’s cancellation. We’ll venture no more than a few miles from Millheim throughout the ride.

7/22/21 – Allison Road Ride

7/22/21 – Allison Road Ride

It looks like we have a good weather forecast for this Thursday’s ride through Spring Mills. This route is dangerously close to Riddle’s Ice Cream Shop, your call!

6/3/21 Ride – Harter Road Loop

6/3/21 Ride – Harter Road Loop

How do we follow up after last week’s weather, and a new record of 84 riders? I guess we just do it again this Thursday!

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We'll send you a reminder about the Penns Valley Pedals and Pints Thursday night ride Mondays/Tuesdays during the season with a link to the weeks route. We also send occasional 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 Thursday night rides to train for a cross-country epic journey they just completed.
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