5/25/23 – Back Road

5/25/23 – Back Road

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 miles through the Millheim Narrows this week to Brush Valley. The Millheim Fire Company will follow the last rider through the Narrows to prevent vehicles from passing us. Even with the Rescue vehicle following us, try and hustle to the first turn to keep the cars behind us happy! There will be cars coming in the opposite direction, please stay in your lane and pass other riders with caution. The route will be marked with YELLOW arrows. No escort on the return ride through the Narrows, we’re on our own. Ride Safe!

We will be turning right onto the Smulton Road after the Narrows. At the top of the hill take a minute to admire the new barn. They don’t build many like this anymore.

Download CentreBike’s Happy Valley Ride w/ GPS Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40783359

Back Road Route


* Please park in the grass parking lot only, do not park in the Fire Co. paved parking lot. They help us and we help them by honoring their request.
* Remember that you are always free to ride your own route, the marked route is just the suggested route. Ride where it makes you comfortable. The Support Vehicle will still be at your service regardless of where you ride in the Valley.

Pints + Food:

Same as last week! When you return, you can order food from the outside trailer Creekside, or head inside for the full menu. Jay will be pouring brews all night!

Looking forward to seeing you Thursday!


Featured Sponsor

Freeze Thaw Cycles LogoHello, Freeze Thaw Cycles! They’re celebrating their 18th year in business this week. That’s 18 years of fixing, selling and upcycling bikes in State College. This crew loves biking – life on two wheels – to their core and shares the love with everyone walking through their door. If you visit them on Allen Street between Beaver and College Aves., you’ll find bikes for kids and adults for mountain, gravel and road use from Kona, Salsa, Surley, Pivot, Norco and others, as well as Kuat bike racks, gear and more. They’ll even get you outfitted for your next multi-day or cross-country trip. They also host a great evening Rothrock Gravel ride on Wednesday’s at 7pm – which means you can catch that T-ball game and hit the mountain in the same night. At the very least, stop in and see their BIKE MUSEUM hanging from the walls and ceiling and tell them Pedals and Pints sent you!

Visit: Freeze Thaw Cycles

Penns Valley Pedals and Pints Riders wearing official Jerseys

Order a Penns Valley Pedals and Pints Jersey!

Get our official Penns Valley Pedals and Pints Jersey! Mens and Women’s sizes. Place your order by June 11th.


Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks Logo

Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks

Find out what’s happening on the Events Calendar. Or order an Elk Creek jersey by June 11th via the “Merch” page.


Upcoming Bike Events!

Rothrock GRIT Gravel Grinder
Saturday, June 3rd, 2023
What’s your level of GRIT? This gravel ride takes you all through beautiful Rothrock State Forest. And your Pedals & Pints crew will be cheering you on at Support Station #2 along the Grittier and Grittiest distances!
Sign up for the race by May 24th to get your t-shirt.
Don’t race? Sign up to be in the PVPP Cheering Squad and make Support Station #2 the best ever!

Miles for Mark Thursday Night Ride
Thursday, June 8th, 2023
We’ll celebrate our favorite Pedals and Pints club leader, Mark Rupert – who we lost this past February – during this special Thursday Night ride.
Please RSVP as soon as you know you can make this weekly ride!

Proud Cats Alleycat Bike Race
Sunday, June 11th, 2023
A bike race scavenger hunt! Participants are given a list of location checkpoints and the goal is to reach the greatest number of checkpoints within the shortest amount of time, taking any route desired. Ends at Voodoo Brewing! Prizes! Proceeds benefit Centre LGBT+ nonprofit.
Register in advance: https://tinyurl.com/PROUDCATS23

Weekly Bike Rides!

Interested in other group rides?

Monday Night Women’s Beginner Gravel + Mountain Bike Rides
Hosted by Happy Valley Women’s Cycling
6:00pm start

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!

Our 2023 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
Center Bike's Happy Valley Ride with GPS logo
The Bike Roost
Brush Mountain Lodge Vacation Rentals
Seasons of Rothrock Logo
Link Cyclery Logo
The Bicycle Shop Logo
Centre Bike Logo

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.