New Homegrown in the Valleys Guide and Local Bike Routes Now Available

The Valleys of the Susquehanna, a regional marketing partnership between the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau and the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau, is pleased to announce that a new Homegrown in the Valleys agritourism Guide is now available. The guide features 70 local food and agricultural destinations in Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties.

Using the Homegrown in the Valleys Guide, visitors and locals can easily find local sources for fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, wines, microbrews, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, flowers and much more.

The Guide can be requested from www.PAValleys.com or by calling the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau at 1-800-525-7320 or the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau at 570-284-4455.

As part of its Eat Better, Sleep Better, Race Better brand, the Valleys of the Susquehanna also supports a variety of competitive racing events, like marathons, triathlons and bike races. Upcoming events include:

  • ·       75 Miles of Montour on May 21
  • ·       Bloomsburg Town Park Criterium on May 22
  • ·       Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Race on May 29
  • ·       Wildlife for Everyone 5 Miler on July 10
  • ·       LARA Sprint Triathlon on August 20
  • ·       Hellbender Half Marathon on August 21
  • ·       Riverstock Triathlon on August 28
  • ·       Harvest Festival Bike Race on September 10
  • ·       Chilli Challenge Adventure Triathlon on October 15

For event details, visit www.PAValleys.com and click on Race Better.

Bicycling enthusiasts can also download bicycle routes from the Race Better page. The bicycle routes include turn-by-turn directions, maps, elevation changes and ride descriptions. Ride routes are available for the Selinsgrove, Catawissa, Lewisburg, Danville and Sunbury areas.

After a fun-filled day in the Valleys of the Susquehanna, racers, visitors and explorers can find comfort and rest in a variety of central PA lodging options. Visitors can enjoy the amenities of a hotel, soak in the personal attention of a bed and breakfast, tell stories by the fire at a campground or bond with friends in a cabin or guesthouse. 

New for 2011, the Valleys of the Susquehanna teamed up with select Sleep Better partners to offer exclusive deals and discounts to River Town Race Series participants. To see a list of lodging options visit the Valleys of the Susquehanna website and click on Sleep Better.

The Valleys of the Susquehanna encourages people to discover an array of interactive recreation and healthy choices that provide visitors with opportunities to Race Better, Sleep Better, and Eat Better. The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau promotes Columbia and Montour Counties (www.iTourColumbiaMontour.com) and the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau promotes Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties (www.VisitCentralPA.org).

For more information about the Valleys, go to: www.Facebook.com/PAValleys or www.PAValleys.com.