Competitive Racing

Gravel Cycling

Cycling Autumn

The SRV is fast becoming a mecca for gravel riders who seek out premier raw road cycling adventures. Dirt & gravel roads take you through idyllic farm country, over relentlessly rolling hills, along running waters and through gorgeous, old-growth forests.

Central Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River Valley is home to the nationally acclaimed unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley, a premier gravel ride covering 120-miles of raw forest, mountain, valley & farm roads during peak fall foliage season.

Any time of the year a weekend in the SRV is perfect for exceptional rides and strenuous training runs. Plan a spring cycling weekend and include an unPAved route. We are sure you will want to come back - and maybe even compete in an upcoming unPAved race.

Plan a Cycling Weekend in the Susquehanna River Valley

Try an unPAved route for the first time or schedule some training rides. Either way, we know you will want to come back for more!

unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley

unPAved video

 A Premier Raw Road Adventure through forest hills and idyllic farm country
of Central Pennsylvania.
If the climbs don’t take your breath away, the fall foliage will.

 UnPAved Pennsylvania rides out of Lewisburg, this year on Sunday, October 10th.

THE 2021 EDITION of unPAved

Taking what we did (and loved) in 2019, adding in some of the changes we made for 2020, sleeping on it (see below) and voila! Of course, all of this is subject to change and could be edited dramatically. It's our working plan and updates will be communicated as they happen.

  • 800 PARTICIPANTS FOR unPAved & 400 PARTICIPANTS for SOMEpaved The unPAved courses are 120 or 90 miles, while SOMEpaved has a new version of the 50 mile course and a 30 mile course that stay in the farm country (less gravel but less hills!) as well as a 20 mile course that stays on the Rail Trail.

  • CHOOSE YOUR OWN START TIME Think you need all day (and into the night) to finish the ride? Start at dawn. Would rather the sun come up and warm things up a bit? Start later in the morning. Since the race is timed over specific segments there's no need for a mass-start (and all the chaos that comes with it).

  • SEGMENT RACING Six segments, adding up to 43 miles of the Full-120 course, will be timed to determine the 2021 King & Queen of the Whoopie Pies! More on the segments on the Courses Page.

  • AID STATIONS Fuel up, and catch up with the friendly folks at the multiple Aid Stations on course filled with yummy treats & hydration. No timing in the aid stations, so relax & enjoy!

  • OVERNIGHT CATEGORY New for 2021, start your ride on Saturday and camp out in Poe Paddy State Park that night before heading back on Sunday! Not timed, so you can focus on having a good time. We'll even transport your gear for you (just $10).

  • FUN ALL WEEKEND LONG Get un(G)ravelled on Friday Night in downtown Lewisburg, take a social spin and take part in the Fall Festival on Saturday, go for a big ride on Sunday followed with the DONEpaved Party, and join us for a Brunch Ride before heading home on Monday (this is a 3-day weekend, officially).

  • SAFETY FIRST A number of protocols will be in place to keep you, your fellow riders, volunteers and the community safe & healthy.

Check out videos from 2019 unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley!

Enjoy a FULL Weekend of Activities

unPAved Videos!

Weekend Schedule

Get un(G)raveled in Lewisburg

  • The bars & restaurants in downtown Lewisburg are open, following Pennsylvania’s protocols, and it's a great place to fuel up and unwind. There'll also be an adult scavenger hunt and sponsors will be handing out swag all over town.

Kids Night at the Museum

  • Kids ages 6 to 12 years old are invited to explore exhibits, experience special programming, and enjoy a pizza dinner and movie at the Lewisburg Children's Museum from 4:30–7:30pm. REGISTER

Bike Valet Parking

Lewisburg Fall Festival
Located at The Piers (along Cherry Alley between North 5th and North 7th Street)

  • 11am-5pm in downtown Lewisburg with food & drink, live music, a bike rodeo & more kids’ activities including a Woolly Worm petting zoo, the Woolly Worm Winter Prognostication (like the groundhog, but fuzzier), sponsors, bike vendors, crafters and more!
  • 1pm: Social Ride with Kelly Catale from the Lewisburg Fall Festival. It's a 19-mile ride through the farm roads (some gravel) where our 2-time Women's Champ (and Bucknell University alumnae) learned to love riding and racing bikes. A women's friendly ride, and everyone is welcome!
  • Rider Meetings and Q&A Sessions at Noon, 2pm & 4pm
  • unPAved-Overnighters can start anytime after signing in (which opens at 10am).

Susquehanna Pop-Up Paddle 

  • 8:30am–4:30pm: A 12-mile float on the Susquehanna River with a picnic lunch stop. REGISTER

Rider Sign-In and Swag Bag Pickup: 10am–8pm at the Lewisburg Fall Festival

unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley
The Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center (120 Hardwood Dr.)

  • Plenty of parking around the venue and plenty of porta-johns!
  • Rider Sign-In and Swag Bag Pickup: 7:30am–Noon
    • unPAved Full-120 riders can start between 7:30–9am
    • unPAved Plenty-90 riders can start between 8–10am
    • SOMEpaved-50 and SOMEpaved-30 riders can start between 9am–Noon
    • SOMEpaved-20 riders can start between 9am–3pm
    • 2pm: Full-120 riders must get to Aid Station 2 (mile 45) or will be rerouted onto a 90-mile course. Can continue riding.
    • 4pm: Riders must get to Aid Station 2/4 or will shuttled back to the finish.
    • 5pm: Riders must have lights to leave Aid Station 5 or will shuttled back to the finish.
    • 7pm: Riders must get to Aid Station 5 (mile 95) or will shuttled back to the finish.
  • Drop Bag Shuttles: Make sure you put and move your bags into the proper places for timely & accurate transport.

The Rusty Rail beer taps open when the first Full-120 woman finishes! Birch beer will also be served! Bring a drinking vessel to help reduce waste! Free replenishing meal for all finishers by Kitch it to the Curb and Smoking Bob's will be selling BBQ for families & friends and anybody who's still hungry.

  • 5pm until Last Finisher: Prizes raffled off to all finishers!
    • Must be at the party to win. Any unclaimed prizes will be redrawn as part of a grand finale of prizes!
  • 10pm: Course is closed. Party wraps up. Courtyard gets cleared up. Revelers head to downtown Lewisburg for more.

10am: Covered Bridge Recovery Ride out of Hufnagle Park. 23 mile social ride on paved roads along the Susquehanna River, with opportunities to stop for something to eat (bring cash and/or card).