Beginner Women's Mountain Bike Ride

Want to learn how to ride the rocks and over logs?  Do the guys leave you in the dust?  Check out our women's beginner mountain bike ride. Rides will start May 9, 2017. Ride leaves from the Galbraith lot 1/4 mile past Tussey Ski Area. Bring water and and well maintained bike with at least front suspension. If you don't have front suspension please consider getting a demo bike from the shop. 

Want to learn how to ride the rocks and over logs?  Do the guys leave you in the dust?  Check out our women's beginner mountain bike ride. Rides will start May 9, 2017. Ride leaves from the Galbraith lot 1/4 mile past Tussey Ski Area. Bring water and and well maintained bike with at least front suspension. If you don't have front suspension please consider getting a demo bike from the shop. 

Tuesday Road Rides with State College Cycling

5:30pm (April and September)

6:00pm (May through August)

1st Tuesday of the month – Circleville Park (On Circleville Road))
2nd Tuesday of the month – Fairbrook Park
3rd Tuesday of the month – Greg Township School in Spring Mills
4th Tuesday of the month – Bernel Road Park (Near The Airport)
5th Tuesday of the month – Fairbrook Park

Thursday Slow and Easy Rides
(June, July, and August. Haymarket Park @ 6:00pm)

Whether you’re just getting started in the sport and want to learn to ride with a group or you’re returning to the sport after some time away.

Levels:

D(8-10mph), C(10-12mph), CC(11-13mph), B(13-15mph), BB(15-17mph), A(17-19mph), AA(19+mph)

Tuesday Levels: CC,B,BB,A,AA

Thursday Levels: C,D

Group Information: www.statecollegecycling.com


Tuesday Shop Mountain Bike Ride

 Join The Bicycle Shop in our Mountain Bike group ride every Tuesday at 5:30 pm. This ride is designed for intermediate to expert level enthusiasts and will include very technical terrain. This is not a speed ride, but it will require the rider to be familiar with mountain riding.  Ride leaves from the Galbraith lot 1/4 mile past Tussey Ski Area.

 Call the shop at 238.9422 if you need to carpool.


Friday Lunch Road Ride

Join us on Fridays for a lunchtime road ride from the shop.  Ride will be casually paced with a few pickups on hills and possibly a sprint.    Leaves at 12:05 sharp. Rides starting again in the spring.  Stay tuned for dates.


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 Wednesday @6pm from the Galbraith Gap parking lot.  Check out their schedule here.

 


Hunting and Mountain Biking

Please respect hunters during the PA state hunting seasons.  Keep in mind that there is no hunting on Sundays.  2015-16 seasons listed below.

  • DEER, ARCHERY: Oct. 3-Nov. 13 and Dec. 26-Jan. 9.
  • WILD TURKEY (Male or Female): Oct. 31 -Nov. 20 and Nov. 26-28
  • SPRING GOBBLER (Bearded Only): April 30 – May 31, 2016
  • BLACK BEAR:  Nov. 21 – 25, Dec. 2 – Dec. 5
  • DEER: Oct. 17--24, Nov. 30-Dec. 12, Dec. 26-Jan. 9

Also: PA Gamelands (Scotia):  Closed to riding except except for Sundays starting the weekend of September 29.  Please stick to designated trails.

Any Private land owners, 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 land owners 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 – Check the PA Game Commission website.

 

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