Competitive Racing

unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley

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 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

Weekend Schedule

Get un(G)raveled in Lewisburg
The bars & restaurants in downtown Lewisburg are open and following Pennsylvania’s protocols, and it's a great place to fuel up and unwind. Here is a list of establishments, their hours and setup for dining or take-out.

and Rider Bag Pickup at the Lewisburg Fall Festival

  • 11am-5pm in downtown Lewisburg with beer, food, live music, a bike rodeo & more kids’ activities including a Wooly Worm petting zoo, the Wooly Worm Winter Prognostication (like the groundhog, but fuzzier) at 3pm, sponsors, bike vendors, crafters and more!

  • 9am: Wake-Up/Shake Down Ride out of Hufnagle Park. It's a social ride through some farm roads (some gravel) and the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail.

  • Pop-Up Paddle on the Susquehanna River (details to come)

  • Rider Meetings and Q&A Sessions at Noon, 2pm & 4pm

  • unPAved-Overnighters can start anytime after Noon

Later Sign-In available from 5–8pm in Downtown Lewisburg

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!


    • unPAved Full-120 riders can start between 7:30–9am

    • unPAved Plenty-90 riders can start between 8:30–10am

    • SOMEpaved-50 and SOMEpaved-30 riders can start between 10am–Noon

    • SOMEpaved-20 riders can start between 9am–3pm


    • 2pm: Full-120 riders must get to Aid Station 2 (mile 44) or will be rerouted onto a 90-mile course. Can continue riding.

    • 3pm: Riders must have lights to leave Aid Station 2/4 or will shuttled back to the finish.

    • 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 94) or will shuttled back to the finish.

  • Drop off your drop bags in the proper bins by 8am to go to the proper place.


The Rusty Rail beer taps open when the first Full-120 woman finishes! Warm cider & birch beer will be served! Music kicks up! Bring a drinking vessel to help reduce waste!

  • 5pm until Last Finisher: Prizes raffled off to all finishers every 30 minutes!

  • 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).