Seasons of Rothrock

Race Series

Jersey + Bibs

NEW! 2024 Kit Design

Whipple Dam Race

April 21st – NEW 22-mile course!

Greenwood Furnace

A MASS race – June 22nd!

Tussey Mountain

December 8th, 2024

Women Rock the Trails

Striving for Equal Representation.

Rothrock State Forest

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Seasons of Rothrock Race Adventures


Are you excited about exploring the natural beauty of Pennsylvania on a bicycle? If yes, then we invite you to discover the breathtaking Rothrock State Forest on its gravel roads and singletrack trails, while building long-lasting friendships in a supportive and passionate community. Come and witness what Happy Valley and its cycling community have to offer. Join us for the Seasons of Rothrock Race Series, and participate in one or all of the four races. By taking part in these races, you will be supporting a community that emphasizes the fun and social aspects of racing, while creating local events that belong on the national stage.

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Awards + Organization

Happy Valley Women's Cycling

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The Seasons of Rothrock is a series of races in the Rothrock State Forest, showcasing the beauty of all four seasons through gravel and mountain bike racing. The first three races are held in spring and early summer, taking riders through Alan Seeger and Bear Meadows Natural Areas, Tussey Mountain, and Whipple Dam via challenging gravel roads and double-track trails. This year, we will also host a race in Greenwood Furnace State Park and award points for the Mid-Atlantic Super Series. The fourth session of the race occurs in December and requires traversing Tussey Mountain, which includes the well-known Three Bridges, on demanding single-track trails that are rocky and rooty. We celebrate the winter season during this event and get into the festive spirit by wearing holiday-themed attire and attaching bells to our bikes as a tribute to those who are unable to ride with us.

Gravel Races

Whipple Dam and Rothrock GRIT Gravel Grinder are spring and early summer gravel bike races that allow riders to experience Alan Seeger and Bear Meadows Natural Areas, Tussey Mountain, and Whipple Dam on challenging gravel roads and double-track trails.

Whipple Dam
State Park

Gravel
40 Miles

April 21, 2024

Rothrock GRIT
Gravel Grinder

Gravel
25-65 Miles

June 1, 2024

Greenwood
Furnace

Mountain
23-33 Miles

June 22, 2024

Tussey
Mountain

Mountain
8.9-19.6 Miles

Dec. 8, 2024

Mountain Bike Races

Seasons of Rothrock Greenwood Furnace and Tussey Mountain are mountain bike races on on rooty, rocky, and demanding single-track courses. In late June, cross through Greenwood Furnace State Park and IMBA Epic Coopers Gap trails. The December Tussey Mountain race includes the famed Three Bridges and IMBA Epic Tussey Ridge trail.

About Seasons of Rothrock

Our organization strives to host top-notch events prioritizing safety, entertainment, competitiveness, and inclusivity. Our primary goal is to ensure that every racer has a great experience. Whether you’re a professional or amateur cyclist, we welcome you to participate in our events. You don’t need any USAC or other licenses to join. Regardless of your age, skill level, or personal identity, we are committed to ensuring you have an exceptional racing experience that will leave you wanting to return year after year with your loved ones and friends!

These are Non-Profit Races

Seasons of Rothrock is a non-profit that raises money for the local cycling community. Since 2021, we have donated $54,000 to community programs by allocating 100% of the net proceeds from GRIT entry fees to these initiatives. In the past, several organizations have benefited from the participants’ contributions, including:

Nittany Mountain Bike Association
(NMBA members receive 40 dollars in race credits – JOIN today!)
Harvest Fields Community Trails
National Interscholastic Cycling Association
Girls Rock
State College YMCA
Friends of Rothrock
High Point Skate Park
Penns Valley Pedals & Pints
Centre Volunteers In Medicine
Stone Creek Valley Fire Company

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