5/18/23 – Old Gregg Loop

5/18/23 – Old Gregg Loop

Check out more photos from last week’s ride on Facebook!

Hi Everyone!

I want to thank everyone for helping kick us off the 2023 season with a record 110 riders last week! I always appreciate the effort each of you make to get to Millheim in time to ride, but last week, it was beyond any expectations!

The weather looks good this week, just a little cooler.

The Route

Check out The Old Gregg Loop by downloading the CentreBike’s Ride w/ GPS App or via the Centre Bike Ride w/ GPS library (search for “PVPP” to see all of our rides from the past!). We’ll start out with the hill on Long Lane to warm us up. I’ve avoided this start to our routes due to riders not staying in their lane at the crest of the hill. We’re going to try it again. Please stay to your right, in your lane, on the first hill. No matter how slow the rider in front of you is, be patient, and stay to the right. It’s not a race! This is one of the most dangerous areas in the Penns Valley area.  I will be at the top of the hill to slow vehicle traffic coming in the opposite direction, please make my roll unnecessary!

Watch for groundhogs on the Long Lane descent!

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

Old Gregg Loop

Cheers with Beers Creekside!

Thanks to the Elk Creek Café staff and a few volunteers, Elk Creekside will be up and running this week for our dining and drinking pleasure! They’re planning to prepare food in the trailer and will offer pre-orders, with the taps flowing following our ride!

Looking forward to seeing everyone again this week!

Other Great Upcoming Events

Seasons of Rothrock Grit Gravel Grinder
June 3rd, 2023
25 miles/ 49 miles / 65 miles
Pedals and Pints will be there to cheer you on!!!
SIGN UP (by May 24th)

Harvest Fields Skills Park Grand Opening
May 20th, 2023 @ 12pm (this Saturday!)
This is a family friendly event.

Miles for Mark Ride
Thursday, June 8th, 2023
This weekly PVPP ride will be dedicated to Mark Rupert, who we already miss so dearly after only one week of Pedals and Pints without him. He truly can never be replaced. We’ll dedicate this ride to Mark. We’re still working on many of the details, but please save the date and RSVP if you know you can attend.

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.