Come one, come all! This is a weekly, no-drop ride with lots of encouragement! All levels of riders are welcome – group rides will be broken up based on skill level whenever possible. Not sure you’re ready for our rides? Check out Happy Valley Women’s Cycling Beginner Rides and Kid’s Camps and the Rothrock Regulators.
- A Mountain Bike (front suspension recommended)
- Close-toed Shoes
Typical Routes – Evening Ride
See our event calendar for dates, times, and details. Occasional changes to the location are announced via NMBA’s email distribution and on NMBA’s Facebook page. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
NMBA also hosts Saturday group rides with a potluck picnic three times a year – spring, summer, and fall. The NMBA calendar is updated regularly to include these ride dates. Check our calendar or Facebook for any updates!
Typical Routes – Weekend Ride
This year, most rides will depart from the Tussey Mountain Ski Resort parking lot on Bear Meadows Road in Rothrock State Forest. To get to the parking lot, turn right (coming from Boalsburg/State College) on Bear Meadows Road and go 0.8 miles. Park on the right side of the lot (facing the resort buildings) near the Ski Patrol building.
When rides depart from other locations, directions will be provided via NMBA’s email distribution, the calendar post, and/or NMBA’s Facebook page.
We love mountain biking and are always excited to welcome the next generation of riders to Rothrock. In previous years we’ve celebrated National Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day with organized family fun activities, introducing kids to trail riding, how to navigate novice log crossings and rock gardens, and so much more.
Want to see if your kid loves biking?
We encourage you to take them to Harvest Fields Community Trails. It’s great way to experience trail riding and overcome obstacles before venturing into rothrock. And it’s fun for ALL ages.
MTB Skills workshops
Periodically we’ll hold a Skills Workshop to help riders improve bike handling, rock and log crossings and their overall mental confidence. Ruckus MTB Skills Camps are also a great way to better your riding skills to prepare you for the log crossings and rock gardens you’ll find in Rothrock State Forest.
Happy Valley Women’s Cycling holds weekly beginner rides and similar skills events and retreats for women throughout the year. These can be found on our calendar, but we encourage you to visit their website for more information.
Check our Calendar for scheduled events.