Seasons of Rothrock - Session I Whipple Dam State Park

Petersburg, PA, USA
21 Apr, 2024 (Sun)

Gravel biking

22 mi, 40 mi

About the event




Whipple Dam State Park

3746 Laurel Run Rd

Petersburg, PA 16669

Pavilion 1



9:30 am REGISTRATION Packet pick up at pavilion 1 Whipple Dam State Park.

If registration is not sold out on the day of registration, is $80


10:45 am Rider safety meeting.

11:00 am Race start.

1:00 pm The first finisher is expected.

3:00 pm Podium award ceremony and cash payouts.

4:00 pm The Last rider is expected.

5:00 pm The finish line closes after the last rider.



Red Course - Session I (39.3 miles, 4,112 ft)

1:00 pm Open Support 1 and 2 Snacks, Water & Medical Support.

4:00 pm Support stations will close.

Racers will see a support station at miles 16.2 & 29.8 in Alan Seeger State Park.

First aid kits will be placed at the start and all support stations.

Blue Course - Short Course (22 miles 3,339 ft) First loop only. 


Are you excited about exploring the natural beauty of Pennsylvania on a bicycle? If yes, then we invite you to discover the breathtaking Rothrock State Forest on its gravel roads and singletrack trails, while building long-lasting friendships in a supportive and passionate community. Come and witness what Happy Valley and its cycling community have to offer. Join us for the Seasons of Rothrock Race Series, and participate in one or all of the four races. By taking part in these races, you will be supporting a community that emphasizes the fun and social aspects of racing, while creating local events that belong on the national stage. 

The Seasons of Rothrock is a series of races in the Rothrock State Forest, showcasing the beauty of all four seasons through gravel and mountain bike racing. The first three races are held in spring and early summer, taking riders through Alan Seeger and Bear Meadows Natural Areas, Tussey Mountain, and Whipple Dam via challenging gravel roads and double-track trails. This year, we will also host a race in Greenwood Furnace State Park and award points for the Mid-Atlantic Super Series. The fourth session of the race occurs in December and requires traversing Tussey Mountain, which includes the well-known Three Bridges, on demanding single-track trails that are rocky and rooty. We celebrate the winter season during this event and get into the festive spirit by wearing holiday-themed attire and attaching bells to our bikes as a tribute to those who are unable to ride with us.

Our organization strives to host top-notch events that prioritize safety, entertainment, competitiveness, and inclusivity. Our primary goal is to ensure that every racer has a great experience. Whether you're a professional or amateur cyclist, we welcome you to participate in our events. You don't need any USAC or other licenses to join. Regardless of your age, skill level, or personal identity, we are committed to ensuring you have an exceptional racing experience that will leave you wanting to come back year after year with your loved ones and friends!


Seasons of Rothrock, Session I - IV provides you with

Falcon Timing will provide a professional timing service. 

Number plate.

A fully marked course.

Podium and cash awarded to top 3 Ladies and Gentlemen ProEx Open

Awards and podium medals in every category.

Strava QOM & KOM segments will receive awards and bragging rights.

Well-stocked support station(s), including Hammer Nutrition products

Post-race event snacks and beverages.

Race swag is guaranteed to riders who register 30 days before the event. Register early!!

The race series is an entirely non-profit event that raises money for the local cycling community. Since 2021, we have donated $54,000 to community programs by allocating 100% of the net proceeds from GRIT entry fees to these initiatives. In the past, several organizations have benefited from the participants' contributions, including Nittany Mountain Bike Association, Harvest Fields Community Trails, National Interscholastic Cycling Association, Highpoint Skate Park, Girls Rock, YMCA, Friends of Rothrock, Center Volunteers in Medicine and PennysValley Pedals and Pints.


We are grateful for the support of our sponsors and supporters and our dedicated members and volunteers who make all the difference. We appreciate the commitment of many people to help grow, strengthen families, and build stronger, healthier, and safer cycling communities. 


We understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur, so we encourage participants to purchase race-day insurance from Bike Reg. If you do not purchase insurance and must cancel before online registration closes, we can only provide a 50% refund. Unfortunately, we do not offer deferrals. 



Shit happens! Bike Reg offers race day insurance, and We encourage you to buy it. Otherwise, we can only provide a 50% refund if cancellation occurs before online registration closes. Absolutely No Deferrals

Races offered by this event

22 Miles

21 Apr, 2024 (Sun) - 11:01
Gravel biking
22 mi
2340 ft of elevation gain
On site
Single loop

40 Miles

21 Apr, 2024 (Sun) - 11:01
Gravel biking
40 mi
4200 ft of elevation gain
On site


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