UnPAved Susquehanna River Valley

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October 10, 2021 all-day
The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness
120 Hardwood Dr
Lewisburg, PA 17837
UnPAved Susquehanna River Valley
Date: Sunday 10 October 2021
Start Location: The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness
120 Hardwood Dr, Lewisburg, PA 17837
Organizer’s Website: Website
Registration: Registration


Registration Fee Schedule
Registration Options
Regular Event Day
Online Only Online Only
Full 120    
Plenty 90    
Half 54    
Taste 32    
Reg Period Start Date    
Reg Period End Date    


Start Times / Routes / Distances / Maps
Start Miles 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100   Elev/ft Maps
7:00 am 120 Full   9514 Map
8:00 am 90 Plenty   6230 Map
9:00 am 54 Half   3537 Map
10:00 am 32 Taste   987 Map


About This Event

unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley

A Premier Raw Road Adventure through the forests & farms of Central Pennsylvania

Crushed stone rail trail, dirt & gravel roads, paths with embedded rock and macadam. Routes are subject to change.

  • FULL: 120 miles with 10,000’ of climbing (150 rider limit)

  • PLENTY: 90 miles with 6,000’ of climbing (150 rider limit)

  • HALF: 54 miles with 3,500′ of climbing (150 rider limit)

  • TASTE: 30 miles with 1,000’ of climbing (150 rider limit)

Route Features

  • Buffalo Valley Rail Trail: “The Gateway to a Gravel Mine” will lead you out of Lewisburg, and back to town again.

  • Bald Eagle State Forest: Big, raw roads take you over relentlessly rolling hills, along running waters and through gorgeous, old woods. Wide vareity of terrain to roll through: Gravel roads, dirth paths, chunky trails, long descents and more than a few climbs. 

  • Amish Country: Connecting roads into civilization that’s measured in horse power, not cell coverage.

Aid Stations

  • Stony Run: Mile 26 (Full, Plenty & Half)
    Hydration & basic nutrition

  • Poe Paddy: Mile 53 (Full & Plenty) or Mile 83 (Full)
    Full aid station & drop bags here
    Full Riders must get here by 2pm to continue on the Full Route
    Full & Plenty Riders must get here by 5pm to continue to the Finish

  • Bottom of Longwell Draft: Mile 64 (Full)
    Mechanical support, hydration & basic nutrition

  • Mifflinburg: Mile 112 (Full), Mile 81 (Plenty), Mile 44 (Half) or Mile 9 & 23 (Taste)
    Hydration & tasty snacks
    This is the only aid station for the Taste Course, at mile 9 and 23

Start/Finish Venue:

  • unPAved is based out of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania—a college town filled with warmth, charm, tasty grub and cold brews.

  • Ride starts & finishes at the Miller Center, Lewisburg (the beginning of the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail)

    • Parking available at the Miller Center, nearby parking lots and on side roads

  • Food & Drink available at the Miller Center “DONEpaved Party”

  • Plenty of lodging available. Check the website for special rates and all the options.


  • Registration Sign-In & unPAved Fair & Expo: Saturday, Noon-6pm, Hufnagle Park (downtown Lewisburg)

  • Mandatory Rider Meeting for Full riders: Saturday, 7pm, Campus Theatre (413 Market Street, Lewisburg)

  • Registration Sign-In & Good Luck Toasts: Saturday, 8pm, Bull Run Taphouse (605 Market Street, Lewisburg)

  • unPAved Full 120 Start: Sunday, 7am, Miller Center Plaza

  • unPAved Plenty 90 Start: Sunday, 8am, Miller Center Plaza

  • unPAved Half 54 Start: Sunday, 9am, Miller Center Plaza

  • unPAved 30 Start: Sunday, 10am, Miller Center Plaza

  • Lights Mandatory from Poe Paddy Aid Station: 4pm

  • DONEpaved Party: 5-10pm, Miller Center Plaza

  • Awards for Full Route Winners: 7pm, Miller Center

Equipment & Gear Recommendations:

  • No matter what kind of bike you ride (Gravel, ‘Cross, Randoneur, Mountain, Really-Sturdy Road, anything but an e-bike or fixed-gear) at some point it will be the perfect one, and at some point it will be the wrong one.

  • “Raw Roads” mean just that. Not just “unpaved” but sometimes just barely a road. Bring your good tires and all you need to fix flats & mechanicals. The descending on this route is legit, and disc brakes (with fresh pads) are strongly recommended. 

  • Lights will be mandatory for any rider leaving the Poe Paddy Aid Station after 4pm.

  • The weather is unpredictable in the hills & valleys of this region. It can be sunny & warm one one side of a ridge, cold & wet on the other, and anything goes as you cross them. Do not skimp on clothing & gloves, and be prepared to pack extra layers.

  • Do not plan on using your cellphone as a communications device on course. There is little to no coverage for much of the route.



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