July 22 & 23 - MS 150

Ride Details

Date(s): Saturday, July 22 & Sunday, July 23

Start/Finish Location: Hollidaysburg Senior High School

Fundraising Minimum: $300 for the two-day ride and $200 for the one-day ride

Age Minimum: 12

Contact the event organizer

Ready for the ride of a lifetime?

Bike MS: Keystone Country Ride is a 2 Day event that will take you farther than you’ve ever gone before. What makes this ride so special? Bike MS: Keystone Country Ride takes you from Hollidaysburg to State College. Our picturesque roads and rolling hills across central PA are well supported with fully-stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, a great lunch stop each day and safety provided by medical personnel, HAM radio operators, law enforcement and motorcycle escorts. The ride begins Saturday morning at the Hollidaysburg Senior High School. 

Enjoy an evening at the Penn Stater Conference Center and attend dinner, be engaged by our featured speaker, explore the campus, and check out Downtown. After your relaxing overnight stay, you will enjoy a different scenic loop back to Hollidaysburg. Don’t miss the infamous “Cookie Rest Stop,” Snow Cones at Link Rest Stop, and the Penn State Creamery. Enjoy the fantastic celebration at the finish in Hollidaysburg with chicken, pizza and live music!

Your participation will drive MS research forward faster, and deliver services to those who face the challenges of MS every day so they can live their best lives.

Posted on July 17, 2017 and filed under events.

LOOK OVER YOUR SHOULDER WITHOUT VARYING YOUR LINE

By Coach Rick Schultz

I noticed something on a ride recently that I see all too frequently. Following a couple of cyclists today, it was hard to pass them since they kept swerving as they looked over their shoulder.

I see this all the time; a cyclist looks over their left shoulder and their bicycle swerves to the left. It creates a dangerous situation for them, with all the trucks and cars on the streets. And it's dangerous to any fellow cyclists around them as well.

So, what’s going on? Why does a bicycle swerve to the left when you look over your left shoulder and swerve to the right when you look over your right shoulder?

It’s All About COG – Center Of Gravity

Next time you are out on your bicycle, try this simple test.

Pick a road that’s straight, making sure there is no traffic on the road. As you ride, try keeping your bike in a straight line. Now, lean your upper body to the left.

What just happened?

The bicycle started going to the left. Why? Because you just changed the center of gravity from the middle of the bicycle to the left of the bicycle.

Since you are balancing on 2 wheels, the bicycle will want to "fall" in that direction.

Try This Trick to Hold Your Line While Looking Back

Again, keeping the bicycle in a straight line, lean your upper body to the left – but this time, push the bars to the right.

Don’t turn the bars, just use the bars to push/lean your entire bicycle to the right.

Why are you still going straight down the road instead of swerving to the left? Because you are keeping the center of gravity centered between you and the bicycle.

And that’s the trick. When you look over your left shoulder, push/lean the bicycle slightly to the right. Using this trick, you will continue to travel in a straight line.

Posted on June 29, 2017 .

July 2 -THE HARTMAN GROUPS’ HAPPY VALLEY SPRINT TRIATHLON

750 METER SWIM – 12 MILE BIKE – 3.1 MILE RUN

Thank you to all the volunteers and supporting, lifeguards, EMS and Police crew. You guys are awesome and the YMCA family is thankful for all of you.

  • 2016 Results by Integrity Sports
  • 2016 Photos by Ben Lawrence & his daughters Madeline & Amelia.
  • More photos to come by Bill Wallace.

PLEASE NOTE: When registering and ‘Not a YMCA Member’:
After choosing to register now, select ‘I don’t have an account but would like to create one.’
This does not make you a YMCA member but creates a profile.
Under ‘Membership Options’ select State College Branch.
Finally under ‘Membership’ select Non-Member Participant & complete profile then registration for event.

http://www.ymcaofcentrecounty.org/races/happy-valley-sprint-triathlon/

Posted on June 23, 2017 and filed under events.

June 24 - Millheim Pool Sprint Triathlon

This event is being held to raise funds and awareness for the Millheim Pool, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the community.

SPRINT TRIATHALON:

(Race as an individual or on a team!)

SWIM 300 YARDS in Millheim's heated pool

BIKE 15 MILES through scenic countryside

RUN 3 MILES on an out-and-back course

MILLHEIM MINI:

Come test yourself and see what all the fun is about!

SWIM 150 YARDS in Millheim's heated pool

BIKE 7.0 MILES through scenic countryside

RUN 1.5 MILES on an out-and-back course

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Mail-in/Online T-Shirt* Registration Deadline: June 1st

Late Mail-in/Online Registration Deadline: June 21st received by 11:59 AM**

Walk-up Registrations available the day of the event, beginning at 6:30AM

*SHIRTS ARE ONLY GUARANTEED FOR THOSE WHO REGISTER BY JUNE 1, 2017.  Late/walk-up registrations may purchase extra t-shirts, if available, to benefit the Millheim Pool.  These will be on a first come, first served basis and availability of extra shirts is NOT guaranteed.

Shirts run small, please order one size up from the size you normally wear

**Registrations must be received by 11:59 AM on June 21, 2017.  Registrations received after deadline will be queued as Walk-Up registrations in order of receipt.

Age Policy: Participants age 13 and Under (TRI or Mini) will require adult signature of waiver AND the athlete must be accompanied on the road (bike & run) courses by an adult.

AWARDS (TRI):

Overall Male/Female, Top (3) Male/Female Finishers by age group (aged 14 & over), Top (3) 2-&3-Person Relay Teams, and Overall 13&U Finisher.

AWARDS (MINI):

Overall Male/Female and Overall 13&U Finisher

Directions to the Park: The Milllheim Pool at the Soldier's and Sailor's Memorial Park is located just off Park Road in Millheim, PA. From the intersection of Routes 45 and 445 (aka North Street) in downtown Millheim (zip 16854) head EAST on Route 45 until you cross the bridge. Park Road is the first LEFT after the bridge. Follow Park Road until you see the park entrance on your left.

Posted on June 5, 2017 and filed under events.

June 4 - Rocky Gap Tri

Course Information:

Swim: The first leg of the course is ¼ mile swim in Lake Habeeb. The average early June water temperature is 70-72 degrees. Wet suits are allowed but not provided. Swim caps are required and provided.

Bike:  The bike course is approximately 8 miles. You will leave transition from the park and complete the course as an out and back on Pleasant Valley Road. Helmets are required.

RUN: The run is approximately a 5K loop starting at transition, running the Lakeside Loop and Pleasant Valley Road. The surface includes trail, gravel and paved areas.

Racine Multisports will be providing race support such as; online registration, Chip Timing, race results and web results that can be found at www.RacineMultisports.com

Sprint Triathlon Entry Fees

Races are subject to delay or cancellation with no refunds. 

Registration dates and fees are not available at this time.

Ways to Register 

To register you must be 13 year of age or older. Please make all checks payable to the Cumberland YMCA. Include your email address for immediate verification of registration. 

Race Day Social & Awards

Immediately following the completion of the race, there will be an awards ceremony. Overall male, female, team, age group as well as the winners of the Clydesdale/Athena (Males 210+, females 160+ lbs) race winners and runner ups will be awarded medals. Age groups are as follows: 15 & Under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 & Over.

Packet Pick Up

All participants must check in at packet pick up either Saturday or on the morning of the race at the Mountain View Pavilion at Rocky Gap State Park. See specific times below. 

Your race t-shirt and important race information will be in your race packet. Persons that are a NO SHOW, will not have their shirts or packets mailed. Packet Pick up will be located adjacent to the main parking lot near the transition area at the following times: TBA             

Past Winners

Men's Division

2015  Ian MacFawn
2014  Ian MacFawn *48:47
2013  Josiah Mueller 49:10
2012  Derek Clark 51:07 

Women's Division

2015  Lauren MacFawn
2014  Lauren MacFawn *52:45
2013  Loren Winebrenner 48:17
2012  Lauren MacFawn 53:23

*Current course record.

Posted on May 30, 2017 and filed under events.