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.   Cold  and  wet  = no ladies ride for May 13th.  Try to get out and ride a few times this week, maybe 3 times for 30 minutes or so.  See you May 20th Sunset park at 6 pm.  For the month of May we will meet at Sunset Park at 6 pm (850 McKee St). Please try to arrive 15 minutes early to allow for time to look at your bike and adjust your tire pressure.  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? Check out our women's beginner mountain bike ride.

Cold and wet = no ladies ride for May 13th.

Try to get out and ride a few times this week, maybe 3 times for 30 minutes or so.

See you May 20th Sunset park at 6 pm.

For the month of May we will meet at Sunset Park at 6 pm (850 McKee St). Please try to arrive 15 minutes early to allow for time to look at your bike and adjust your tire pressure.

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. 


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Friday Pizza Ride with Happy Valley Women's Cycling

Join the Happy Valley Women's Team Friday nights @ 6pm for bikes, pizza, and beer.  It's a no drop social ride for road cyclists. This year we are starting at four different restaurant locations. Each route will be marked and is approximately 20 miles. If you can't make the organized ride, meet later on for socializing.  These rides are sponsored by CentreBike.

May 3rd & 10th @ 6pm: Robin Hood Brewing Co. - 1796 Zion Road, Bellefonte PA 16823

June 7th & 14th @ 6pm: Home D Pizzeria - 820 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801

July 5th & 12th @ 6pm: Pizza Heaven - 137 Streamside Place, Spring Mills, PA 16875

August 2nd & 9th @ 6pm: Brother’s Pizza - 1950 Halfmoon Valley Road, Port Matilda, PA 16870

Check out their Facebook Page for more info on roll out times and distances.


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.  2017-18 seasons listed below.

  • DEER, ARCHERY: Sept 30-Nov. 11 and Dec. 26-Jan. 13.

  • WILD TURKEY (Male or Female): Oct. 28 -Nov. 11 and Nov. 23-25

  • SPRING GOBBLER (Bearded Only): April 28 – May 31, 2018

  • BLACK BEAR: Nov. 18-22

  • DEER: Nov. 27-Dec. 9, Dec. 26-Jan. 13

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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