6/1/23 – Aaronsburg Quarry Ride

6/1/23 – Aaronsburg Quarry Ride

Hi Everyone,

I hope you enjoyed the cool weather last week. Thank you all for using the RSVP button, it really makes things easier for the Elk Creek to prepare for our club.

It’s going to be a hot one this Thursday! We’re taking a shorter 16 mile ride through the Aaronsburg Quarry this week to take advantage of the new paving. This is a winding route, please stay in your lane.

We’ll be passing through bridge construction in Coburn twice, please stop if the light is red – be patient, take a breather and swig of water – it should turn within 60 seconds. And follow the construction guidelines getting through the traffic signal. Let’s not be THOSE riders drivers often complain about.


Aaronsburg Quarry Ride

We’ll ring the bell 🔔 when it’s time to roll!

I will be at the bottom of Paradise Road in the support truck with water if needed.

See you Thursday!


Nittany Mountain Biking Association LogoSponsor Spotlight

So, we think Nittany Mountain Biking Association (NMBA) is a pretty amazing group to have around in Central PA! Have you heard about Harvest Fields Community Trails? Yep, that’s them! Have you seen the repairs to the actual 3 Bridges, the new switch back route on Kettle Trail  or repairs to Lonberger Trail in Rothrock? That’s them, too!

Check out their amazing projects: https://nittanymba.org/nmba-trail-work/

They never really stop working and could always use a helping hand or monetary donation to help them do their work. So, whether you are an occasional vacation rider, a mountain bike racer, or trail enthusiast – hiker, birder, gravel grinder…they are always looking for great people to help in the planning process and actual maintenance of trails.

Dan and Evan SternsDan Sterns and Harvest Fields

Do you remember the Dan Sterns Memorial Ride we hosted last summer? Well, in addition to everything else amazing about him, Dan was a really big advocate for the Harvest Fields trail system. And now his son, Evan (and his company LandServ, Inc.), is carrying on the tradition by volunteering money and time to make the new bike park an outstanding resource. There’s one more trail to build and Evan wants to raise $25,000 needed and honor his dad, Dan, in naming it. Use this link to help Evan reach his goal!


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.