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HAPPY VALLEY WOMEN'S CYCLING

The Happy Valley Women’s Cycling (HVWC) team is an organization of women committed to advancing women’s biking and racing in Centre County, Pennsylvania. Our race team is composed of women of all ages and abilities who race road, gravel, and mountain bike. Check out the team bios below and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

2021 Race Team

TANYA CAMPBELL

Hometown:

State College, PA

Primary Discipline:

Gravel & Mountain

Years Racing:

5, 4 with HVWC

My Bikes:

Specialized Epic S-Works
Specialized Epic Hardtail
LIV Avail Advanced
Cannondale CADDX 

How I pay for my bikes:

Manager and Hairstylist at For Men Only Hair Salon

Strengths:

I am dedicated to dream bigger. I am passionate about creating an inclusive cycling community, in our area and beyond.

My greatest strengths are determination, discipline, encouragement, and community outreach. 

I enjoy building relationships and helping others find their place in the cycling community. 

Big things happen with the support and encouragement of the community. 

Member of:

Specialized Ambassador 2021
Centre Bike
State College Cycling Club
Nittany Mountain Biking Association

Charity and Local Ride Committees:

Rothrock Grit Gravel Grinder Race Director/Promoter
UnPAved Aid 1 Coordinator
Ride of Silence, State College
Central Cycling Classic
Ladies Ride Leader
PMBIA Certified Instructor for Level1-Beginner to Intermediate Mountain Bikers
Bicycle Film Festival, State College




Career Highlights:

Wilderness 101 solo (no race in 2020)

PMBIA Certification (2020)

Yellow Creek Mtn Bike Race
1st Place (2020)

Prattsburgh Gravel Classic
1st Place (2019)

The Hills of High-Tor
1st Place (2019)

Durty Gravel Race Series
1st Place (2019)

Liberty Blockhouse Road Race
1st Place Woman (2019)

Ossian Giant Gravel Grinder
1st Place (2019)

Keystone Gravel
Finisher (2019)

Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen
4th Place (11/2018)

Monster Cross Chesterfield, VA
2nd Place (2018), 5th Place (2019)

Gran Fondo Agony in the Alleghanies
1st Place (2018)

Mount Davis Challenge
2nd Place (2018)

Pisgah Monster Cross
7th Place (2018)

UnPaved 90 mile Gravel Race
1st Place (2018)

Iron Cross
5th Place (2018), 7th Place (2019)


8d288c4315ed419d400eaad1b1eae881_5cbd5873b54c3705.jpgMARIA NOTARO

Hometown:

Hazletown, PA

Primary Discipline:

Mountain & Gravel

Years Racing:

1

My Bikes:

Specialized Ruze
Specialized Diverge

How I pay for my bikes:

R&D Engineer

Strengths:


Career Highlights:

I am new to racing but excited to get started!

SAM PALSER

Hometown:

Chester Springs, PA

Primary Discipline:

Mountain & Gravel

Years Racing:

1

My Bikes:

Specialized Fuse Comp
Specialized Dolce Sport
Cannondale Slate

How I pay for my bikes:

I work at Penn State within the Strategic Communications Department as a Social Media Analyst.

Strengths:


Career Highlights: 

I am new to racing! I hope to get stronger and faster in the next few years.



Brianna Bair

Hometown:

Nittany, PA

Primary Discipline:

Mountain & Gravel

Years Racing:

4

My Bikes:

Specialized Stumpjumper
Cannondale CADDX

How I pay for my bikes:

Asst. Produce Manager, Weis

Strengths:

Eats mountains and gravel for breakfast. Full of grit and determination.

Career Highlights: 

Monstercross Virginia
2nd place 25 miler (2020)

Yellow Creek Mtn Bike Race
3rd Place (2020)

Iron Cross Gravel
5th female (2019)

UnPaved 90 Mile Gravel(2019)
UnPaved 120 Mile Gravel (2018)

Official Finisher of The Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen (11/2017)


Nicole LoRusso 

Hometown:

Clarks Summit, PA

Primary Discipline:

Gravel

Years Racing:

4

My Bikes:

Giant Revolt Advanced 0
Cannondale Super Six Evo
Specialized Stumpjumper

Strengths:

I’m a trail runner turned cyclist. Still trying to find my place in the cycling world. As in my trail running, I am more comfortable in the woods. Gravel is my passion.

Career Highlights: 

Monster Cross
3rd in age group (2019)

Stokesville 50k
1st Woman overall (2019)

UnPAved
8th overall, 3rd in age group (2019)

MARY ANN HANLON

Hometown:

Loretto, PA

Primary Discipline:

Mountain Bike

Years Racing:

3 with HVWC

My Bikes:

Specialized Epic EVO
Specialized Epic hartail
Specialized Diverge

How I pay for my bikes:

Technical Writer

Strengths:

Technical terrain

Career Highlights:

Yellow Creek Mtn Bike Race
2nd Place (2020) 

The Raven Enduro MTB
2nd Place (2018)

Ossian Giant Gravel Grinder
3rd in age group (2019) 

Iron Cross Lite
6th woman (2019)

Charity and Local Ride Committees:

Rothrock Grit Gravel Grinder Race Director/Promoter
Beginner Ladies Mountain Bike Leader
PMBIA Certified Instructor for Level1-Beginner to Intermediate Mountain Bikers
Bicycle Film Festival, State College

LEANN PEREIRA

Hometown:

Fresno, CA

Primary Discipline:

Road

Years Racing:

6, 4 with HVWC

My Bikes:

Specialized Tarmac
Specialized Diverge

How I pay for my bikes:

Assistant Supervisor of the Afterschool Program - SCASD

I am about to complete my Masters Degree and teach in K-4th grade.

Strengths:

Endurance

Career Highlights:

New Jersey Gran Fondo
(4th overall woman/2nd in age group (2019)

Spring Fling Duathlon
1st in age group

Yosemite Lake Triathlon
3rd in age group 

MADDI RADZWICH

Hometown:

Princeton, NJ

Primary Discipline:

Mountain & Gravel

Years Racing:

1

My Bikes:

Santa Cruz Highball
Santa Cruz Blur
Specialized Tarmac

How I pay for my bikes:

Homemaker

Strengths:

Breast cancer survivor, raising three girls and Type 1 diabetic

Career Highlights:



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