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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

6 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




Team Highlights

Transylvania Epic 5 day stage race, 7th Open Woman

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 (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)


brianna bair

Hometown

Nittany, PA

Primary Discipline

Mountain & Gravel

Years Racing

6 with HVWC

My Bikes

Specialized Epic
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.

Team Highlights

Yellow Creek Mountain Bike
1st woman expert (2021)

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)

Charity and Local Ride Committees

Girls Rock ride leader
Ladies Gravel ride leader
Beginner Mountain bike ride leader


juliandra jackson

Hometown

State College, PA

Primary Discipline

Gravel

Years Racing

2 with HVWC

My Bikes

GT Cross Bike

How I pay for my bikes

Self-employed

Strengths

Distance riding for triathlons and quick, fast rides for gravel racing.

Team Highlights

PR riding the GRIT gravel course finishing in under 2 hours. (2021)

Spruce Creek Triathlon
1st in age group (2018)

Charity and Local Ride Committees

Ladies Gravel Ride leader
Memorial Day 5k Race Marshall
TSE Volunteer

nicole lorusso

Hometown

Clarks Summit, PA

Primary Discipline

Gravel

Years Racing

6 with HVWC

My Bikes

Liv Devote Advanced Pro
Giant Revolt Advanced 0
Cannondale Super Six Evo
Specialized Chisel

How I pay for my bikes

Bartender and Manager at Robinhood Brewing Company, Bellefonte

Strengths

I consider myself to be a descender. I'm usually one of the last to the top but one of the first to the bottom. I enjoy mentoring newer riders and turning most of my female friends into cyclists. 

Team Highlights

Pennsylvania Gravel Series Winner - 2021

Parker Dam 2021
1st in 45+, 4th overall woman (2021)

Mid-State Gravel Grinder
2nd in 45+ (2021)

Allegheny Forest Gravel Grinder
1st in 45+ (2021)

Liberty Road Race
1st in 40+

Monster Cross
4th in age group(2021)
3rd in age group (2019)

Stokesville 50k
1st Woman overall (2019)

Liberty Road Race
1st Woman overalL 25K (2019)

UnPAved
8th overall, 3rd in AG (2019)
7th overall, 5th in AG (2018)

Charity and Local Ride Committees

Ladies Gravel Ride leader


MAria Natoro

Hometown

State College, PA

Primary Discipline

Mountain and Gravel

Years Racing

2 with HVWC

My Bikes:

Specialized Epic EVO
Specialized Diverge

How I pay for my bikes

R&D Engineer

Strengths


Team Highlights

Grit Gravel 49 mile finisher (2021)

Greenwood Furnace Mtn bike
3rd sport (2021)

Charity and Local Ride Committees

Girls Rock ride leader
Ladies Gravel ride leader
Beginner Mountain Bike ride leader


Amy banks

Hometown

Lewistown, PA

Primary Discipline

Mountain and Gravel

Years Racing

2 with HVWC

My Bikes

Orbea Occam
GR300 Lynskey

How I pay for my bikes

Cafeteria worker

Strengths


Team Highlights

Yellow Creek  
2nd sport (2021)


Grit 49 mile
3rd place (2021)

Charity and Local Ride Committees

Ladies Gravel ride leader
Beginner Mountain bike ride leader
TSE Volunteer


Sam palser

Hometown

Boalsburg, PA

Primary Discipline

Gravel

Years Racing

2 with HVWC

My Bikes

Specialized Fuse Comp
Specialized Diverge Pro
Specialized Dolce Sport

How I pay for my bikes

Communications at PSU

Strengths


Team Highlights

Parker Dam 49 miler - 3rd place (2021)
Grit 65 miler - 14th place (2021)

Charity and Local Ride Committees

Ladies Gravel ride leader


MARY ANN HANLON

Hometown

Loretto, PA

Primary Discipline

Mountain Bike

Years Racing

4 with HVWC

My Bikes

Specialized Epic EVO
Specialized Epic hardtail
Specialized Diverge

How I pay for my bikes

Technical Writer

Strengths

Technical terrain

Team Highlights

Yellow Creek Mtn Bike Race
1st place expert (2021)

Yellow Creek Mtn Bike Race
2nd place expert (2020) 

The Raven Enduro MTB
2nd place (2018)

Ossian Giant Gravel Grinder
3rd in AG (2019) 

Iron Cross Lite
6th woman (2019)

Charity and Local Ride Committees

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

LEANN wolf

Hometown

Fresno, CA

Primary Discipline

Road

Years Racing

5 with HVWC

My Bikes

Specialized Tarmac
Specialized Diverge

How I pay for my bikes

Work in the State College School District

Strengths

Endurance

Team Highlights

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

Spring Fling Duathlon
1st in AG

Yosemite Lake Triathlon
3rd in AG 

Charity and Local Ride Committees

Ladies Gravel ride leader
GRIT volunteer
CVIM volunteer


MADDI RADZWICH

Hometown

Princeton, NJ

Primary Discipline

Mountain & Gravel

Years Racing

2 with HVWC

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

Team Highlights

Charity and Local Ride Committees

Ladies Gravel ride leader
GRIT volunteer
TSE volunteer

Anita Borge

Hometown

Port Matilda, PA

Primary Discipline

Gravel

Years Racing

1 with HVWC

My Bikes

Cannondale Synapse
Specialized Diverge Carbon Comp
Specialized Crave
Juliana Joplin

How I pay for my bikes

Dietitian

Strengths

Climbing

Team Highlights

Triple Bypass
Finisher 2016 & 2019

Grittiest
Finisher 2021

Unpaved 50
Finisher 2021



Denise bortree

Hometown

State College, PA

Primary Discipline

Gravel & Road

Years Racing

1 with HVWC

My Bikes

Specialized Ruby
Specialized Diverge

How I pay for my bikes

Professor and Associate Dean at Penn State

Strengths

Gravel climbing

Team Highlights

Mid-State Gravel Grinder
8th place - 37 miles (2021)

Rothrock Grit 25
1st place in AG (2021)

Charity and Local Ride Committees

Executive Committee, CentreBike


Kat Massaro

Hometown

State College, PA

Primary Discipline

Mountain & Gravel

Years Racing

1 with HVWC

My Bikes

Specialized Rhyme
Specialized Diverge

How I pay for my bikes

Self-employed

Strengths


Team Highlights

Rothrock Grit 25
4th female


Eliza Matis

Hometown


Primary Discipline


Years Racing

1 with HVWC

My Bikes


Specialized Diverge

How I pay for my bikes


Strengths


Team Highlights


Charity and Local Ride Committees


Amy Nelson

Hometown

Latrobe, PA

Primary Discipline

Mountain & Gravel

Years Racing

1 with HVWC

Return to racing after 26 years
Previous racing 1984-1994

My Bikes

Scott Spark Team RC
Specialized Diverge
Ibis Silk

How I pay for my bikes

Self-employed

Strengths

Bike Handling.
Experience from previous bike racing career and other sports in between including rock climbing and racing kayaks in whitewater slalom.
Enjoy helping others to achieve their cycling goals.

Team Highlights

Rattlin Creek MTB Marathon Short course
3rd place (2021)

Yellow Creek MTB expert course
2nd (2021)

Many career highlights from 1984-1995 while racing for PSU cycling team and Alan's Bicycles team. Placed in a wide variety of podium spots including, Ridgeway MTB race 1st place (1993), Black Moshannon MTB race 1st place (1993), and Seven Springs Downhill Slalom 2nd place (1995).

Charity and Local Ride Committees

NICA Coach
Grit Gravel Grinder volunteer
UnPaved volunteer


Jen Scala

Hometown

State College, PA

Primary Discipline

Gravel

Years Racing

1 with HVWC

My Bikes

Specialized Diverge

How I pay for my bikes

Kitchen and Bath Designer

Strengths

Disciplined

Team Highlights

Grit 25 mile finisher
Mid State Gravel Grinder 37 mile finisher
UnPaved 50 mile finisher

Charity and Local Ride Committees


Jeana Lucas

Hometown

Bellefonte, PA

Primary Discipline

Gravel

Years Racing

1 with HVWC

My Bikes

Liv Devote Adv 2
Giant Tough Road

How I pay for my bikes

Sonographer - I get to look at babies all day!

Strengths

Love climbing

Team Highlights

Grit Gravel Grinder
1st - 25 miler

Mid-State Gravel Grinder
4th female (2021)



Tara Verity

Hometown


Primary Discipline


Years Racing

1 with HVWC

My Bikes


Specialized Diverge

How I pay for my bikes


Strengths


Team Highlights





Casey Kraxberger

Hometown

Lakewood, CO

Primary Discipline

Gravel & Mountain

Years Racing

1 with HVWC

My Bikes

Cannondale CAADX
Specialized Chisel

How I pay for my bikes

Phlebotomist

Strengths


Team Highlights

Rothrock GRIT 25 mile
4th in AG (2021)

Ned Gravel 20 mile
4th in AG (2021)

FoCo Fondo Gravel 60 mile
5th in AG (2021)



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