Penns Valley
Pedals & Pints

Penns Valley Pedals & Pints Logo
We’re a not-so-serious group of cyclers who meet up Wednesday Thursday evenings rain or shine from May to September to bike, enjoy the beauty of Penns Valley, hang with friends (old and new), and cheers to another great ride. All the while, raising money to support our community.

Pedals and Pints is back on the road for Summer 2021With COVID rules limiting Elk Creek’s indoor seating, switching to Thursdays allows us to take advantage of Elk Creek Cafe’s outdoor “Creekside” tent area following rides. VIEW COMPLETE INFO…

How We Roll

Our Members

A social group of cyclists up to 80 years old and spanning from beginners to well seasoned racers. Parents must accompany under 18. 

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Our Style

From spandex to skinny jeans, wear whatever you’re most comfortable in. If you want to be official, we have a great Penns Valley Pedals & Pints Jersey!

Gear Needed

Bring any road friendly bike – road, mountain, fat tire, cruiser, etc. – helmet (required), water (highly recommended), and a great attitude.

 

The Route

Changing each week, you’ll ride from Millheim throughout Penns Valley following the route at your own pace.

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News Article

Scenery, beer and bikes: Penns Valley group grows while giving back to area nonprofits

The Centre Daily Times interviewed group organizers to discuss how the group has impacted the Penns Valley community. Included in the article is a video of what a Thursday night ride might look like.

Centre Daily Times Video of Penns Valley Pedals and Pints

Podcast

Penns Valley Pedals and Pints | An Inclusive Cycling Club with a Charitable Mission

by Jim Flannigan, WSOV & Penns Valley Conservation Association | An interview with Pedals & Pints coordinator Roy Rupert discussing how the group supports the community and differs from other cycling clubs.

Support Vehicle

Brothers Roy and Mark Rupert mark the route each week as well as place “Bike Riders Ahead” signs along the road. Roy usually rides with the group while Mark drives ahead ready to help bikers with flats, mechanical issues and water bottle refills, and offers a ride to anyone needing a life line.

We Ride in Penns Valley

Central Pennsylvanian’s love cycling in Penns Valley. And for good reason. As you pedal across the rolling hills – past Amish farms, through tunnels of outstretched tree branches, and beside babbling creeks – you’ll find the beauty makes even the toughest hill more enjoyable and rewarding.

Penns Valley Pedals and Pints takes you on a different journey each week. Rides always start at 6pm behind the Millheim Fire Department with routes winding through Spring Mills, Coburn, Woodward, Rebersburg, Smulton and/or Madisonburg, avoiding lengthy stretches on Route 45 as much as possible. Usually, a shortened route is marked for those looking for a more leisurely ride.

After each ride returns to Millheim, we meet up again at Elk Creek Cafe to celebrate the day and enjoy time with friends.

 

Penns Valley Pedals and Pints riders in Woodward

Raising Money for Charity

Penns Valley Pedals and Pints is a non-profit. Volunteered planning and support for the rides takes coordination with minimal costs for supplies. So, there is currently a $3 fee per ride and ALL proceeds support local charities that are evaluated each year.

In return for your $3 fee, you’ll receive an Elk Creek Cafe + Ale Works free beer token. On occassion, other supporting shops have donated gift cards and gear that we raffle off before the 6pm start at various rides throughout the summer.

To date, we’ve raised $10,000 that has been distributed to charity. Find out more on our About page.

Join Our Mailing List

We'll send you a reminder about our Thursday ride at the beginning of each week 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.
  • Off-season info about random rides, biking events, and biking and climate presentations by members.

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