If you are looking for people to get out and ride with, check out all the good stuff below!
RIDES WITH NITTANY MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION
NMBA is our local mountain bike club and are a great group of people. They lead a no drop beginner ride every Thursday@6pm from the Galbraith Gap parking lot.
ROAD RIDES WITH STATE COLLEGE CYCLING
State College Cycling Club invites riders of all ages male and female and experience levels to come out and join us.
Whether it is our regular Club rides on Tuesday evenings and Thursday Morning, weekend rides hosted by Members, or special events, State College Cycling Club offers a variety of ride opportunities. Our riders cover varying distances, from less than 10 miles for the least experienced to our season culminating "century" ride, where individuals can train to push themselves to higher endurance levels.
The rolling countryside of central Pennsylvania provides many diverse options, from generally flat to rolling terrain, to longer hills to some of the steepest grades one can find! Most of our rides are "no drop" rides, so riders can be assured there will be someone there to ride with them should they fall off the pace.
Penns Valley Pedals & Pints
We’re a not-so-serious group of cyclers who meet up Wednesday evenings rain or shine from May to September to bike, enjoy the beauty of Penns Valley, hang with friends (old and new), and cheers to another great ride. All the while, raising money to support our community.
Penns Valley Pedals and Pints takes you on a different journey each week. Rides always start at 6pm behind the Millheim Fire Department with routes winding through Spring Mills, Coburn, Woodward, Rebersburg, Smulton and/or Madisonburg, avoiding lengthy stretches on Route 45 as much as possible. Usually, a shortened route is marked for those looking for a more leisurely ride.
After each ride returns to Millheim, we meet up again at Elk Creek Cafe to celebrate the day and enjoy time with friends.
BEGINNER WOMEN'S Gravel Ride
We welcome ladies of different riding abilities to join us for our Wednesday gravel grinding sessions. ALL women are welcome to join.
- We aim to inspire strength while mentoring other mindful women who are excited to ride.
- Each week we start at a different location for a social bike ride. Check our Facebook group page for locations. (Also under the picture here)
- No matter what your current level you will always have the option to go at your own speed and will never be left behind.
- Bike (gravel or mountain), helmet and water bottle are required.
While these rides will be physically challenging they are still suitable for new riders and set in a non-competitive environment. Regular Ride Leaders are Tanya Campbell, Sam Palser & Amy Banks
Are you ready to say YES?
- Yes, you will meet new people.
- Yes, you will learn new skills.
- Yes, you will gain fitness.
- Yes, It is okay to walk your bike.
- Yes, you will have FUN and THAT is the only requirement.
*We will offer skills and training clinics separate for any ladies looking to deepen their knowledge and refine their skills on bike handling and fitness goals.
Schedule of Rides:
*All rides are from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
May 12 - Spring Creek Canyon
May 19 - Whipple Dam
May 26 - Waffle Shop West
June 2 - Kepler Lot
June 9 - Tussey Mtn
BEGINNER WOMEN'S MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE
Want to learn how to ride the rocks and over logs? Check out our women's beginner mountain bike ride and Facebook group.
These rides may be physically challenging but are truly meant for beginner riders. We keep the group together and make stops to play and practice on logs and rocks.
We plan to meet every Monday starting June 2022 to August 2022 at 6 pm. The meeting locations are posted here each week.
- Please try to arrive 15 minutes early to allow for time to look at your bike and adjust your tire pressure.
- Bring water and a well-maintained bike with at least front suspension. If you don't have front suspension please consider getting a demo bike from the shop.
June 6 - Sunset Park
June 13 - Circleville Park
June 20 - Sunset Park
June 27 - Colyer Lake
Presented by Happy Valley Women's Cycling
Girls Rock is a beginners developmental program designed specifically for middle school girls ages 10-13 interested in mountain biking.
Each week will progress with more skills and provide the opportunity to improve trail and terrain awareness.
Each session costs $40 and is limited to 10 participants. The registration fee is used for our insurance costs, snacks, and surprise swag for the girls. Our coaches are happy to volunteer their time to building a community of GIRLS ROCK riders.
Parents are welcome to ride with us too!
Wednesdays in June
June 8 to 29
Wednesdays at the end of summer
Aug 24 to Sep 14
HUNTING AND MOUNTAIN BIKING
Please respect hunters during the PA state hunting seasons. Keep in mind that there is hunting on some Sundays. 2021-22 seasons listed below.
DEER, ARCHERY: Oct. 2-Nov. 13; Sunday, Nov. 14; Nov. 15-19; and Dec. 27-Jan. 17, 2022
WILD TURKEY (Male or Female): Oct. 30-Nov. 19 and Nov. 24-26
SPRING GOBBLER (Bearded Only): April 30-May 31, 2022
BLACK BEAR: Nov. 20; Sunday, Nov. 21; and Nov. 22-23
DEER: Nov. 27; Sunday, Nov. 28; and Nov. 29-Dec. 11
Also: State Game Lands 176 (Scotia): Closed to riding except except for Sundays (non-hunting Sundays) starting the weekend of October 1, 2021. Please stick to designated trails.
Any Private landowners, who allow access to their land, have asked that cyclists remain off their trails during all major hunting seasons. As always, please respect private property. These landowners have been kind enough to allow us to use their trails during the rest of the year.
Be aware of hunting seasons in PA, Southern Centre county is WMU 4D