Featured Event: unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley- by Guitar Ted
Last year we spoke with Dave Pryor from unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley about the inaugural running of this gravel grinder in the state of Pennsylvania. You can catch the conversation on this episode of the Riding Gravel Radio Ranch to learn more about the event.
This year the event is back on Sunday October 13th in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The second running of this event will feature course options of 120, 90, and 54 miles with an added option called “FUNpaved” which is a taste of what the gravel riding in the area is and is 30 miles in length.
The area promises scenic views and challenging climbing. the full length 120 miler is estimated to have 9,500ft of climb. Held in October, you can expect the native hardwood forest to be putting on a show, and we know Dave Pryor and his crew of volunteers will be working hard to welcome you and give you the best experience possible.
Here is some of what you can expect as described by the USRV event’s press release:
“Each of the unPAved courses showcase some of the best gravel riding Pennsylvania has to offer. All routes leave from the Miller Center for Recreation & Fitness and head west from Lewisburg on the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail and into the Bald Eagle State Forest, which is filled with long climbs, lovely descents, mostly-smooth-but-sometimes-chunky gravel & dirt roads, aid stations, pretty trees, running streams, tunnels, and hardly a bar of cell-service. “
If that sounds good to you, you better get on it. Registration is open now and the field is limited, so don’t delay: BikeReg Link
Note- Images and information for this post were supplied by unPaved of the Susquehanna River Valley.