Grit Gravel Grinder – Cheering Squad

Grit Gravel Grinder – Cheering Squad

Above photo is from Tour de France…but we can do better, right?!

Penns Valley Pedals and Pints is manning the 2nd Support Station at Penn Roosevelt State Park for the June 3rd Seasons of Rothrock GRIT Gravel Grinder race. This is the support station for the Grittier and Grittiest riders. We have the people needed to man the Support Station (food + water tent). BUT, we would love for Penns Valley Pedals and Pints to be well represented in a cheering capacity. That’s right! This race has some grueling hill climbs and a little encouragement can go a long way! Your sole purpose would be to cheer on the riders as they come through and leave the station (there’s quite a hill they have to climb as they leave!) – no real work involved. All we ask is that you bring your enthusiasm, big voices, and clapping hands. If you’re really into it, bring bells (or other fun noise makers), flags and maybe fun outfits to boot!

If interested, please plan to stay the entire time. Leaving or arriving mid-race would mean getting in the way of racers, causing dust, etc. RSVP and we’ll send more information about arrival/departure and parking the week before the race.

Questions can be sent to This is our first attempt at coordinating something like this so bear with us.

Penns Valley Pedals and Pints Riders wearing official Jerseys

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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:

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

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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.