Race Details:

Presented By: Specialized Bicycles & Happy Valley Women's Cycling

Rothrock GRIT Gravel Grinder



The GRIT Gravel Grinder is a bike race over the rugged ridges of Rothrock State Forest.


This race is for you, whether your goal is to be the fastest, push your personal limits, or just have fun and enjoy the beautiful views of nature on a supported ride.

Our registration goal is to provide a large women’s field and support equality in racing, we are reserving half of the 600 race spots for women registrants. 

Ride it. Race it. Enjoy the Forest 

What is your level of GRIT?

You’ve got GRIT no matter what, but in order to be the grittiest, you must go the full distance.

GRIT - Tackle the first two climbs and 25 miles.

GRITTIER - Make it over four climbs and 49 miles.

GRITTIEST - Complete all 65 miles and 7,500 feet of climbing to stake your claim as the GRITTIEST rider of the day

Start & Finish Location:
Tussey Mountain
301 Bear Meadows Rd
Boalsburg, PA 16827

Race Start:
9:00 am Saturday, June 3rd, 2023

Mandatory Packet Pickup:
Friday, June 2nd, J.L Farm and Cidery 5-8 pm (pickup is required if you are in town)
Saturday, June 3rd, Tussey Mountain 7:30-8:30 am late pickup. 

Rothrock GRIT provides you with:

A fully marked course
Two well-stocked support stations
Cash awards to top 3 GRITTIEST Men and Women riders 
Post-race event snacks and beer tickets for riders 
Finisher's water bottle
Specialized merchandise raffle for racers 
Strava QOM & KOM segments - gain bragging rights

No Transfers - No Deferrals - Shit happens, Bike Reg offers race day insurance if you want it, buy it. 

Once registered there are NO refunds. 
We strongly encourage you to purchase the race insurance that is offered during registration on bike reg. 


Rothrock Grit Gravel Grinder is race Session II of Seasons of Rothrock Race Series. 

Are you a rider interested in exploring beautiful Pennsylvania gravel and singletrack in Rothrock State Forest and making friends in a great community along the way? If so, the Seasons of Rothrock 2023 series–which captures all four seasons through two gravel and two mountain biking races – is perfect for you! We focus on racer experience, and our goal is to host events that offer quality, safe, fun, competitive biking experiences to as many people as possible. Professional and amateur cyclists are all welcome! No USAC or any other license is required to race. We encourage more women to race and hold half of the Rothrock Grit Gravel Grinder entries for ladies. 

Races are a great way to spend an afternoon pushing yourself to your limit on challenging, fun singletrack, or enjoy a whole weekend with family and friends. You’ll be supporting a community that emphasizes the fun and social aspects of racing while creating local events with a national-level feel. We invite you to see for yourself what the Happy Valley and the Cycling community have to offer.

These non-profit races will raise funds for our cycling community. We are dedicated to giving you a great racing experience! 

Dates & Races 

April 24th Session I Whipple Dam State Park Gravel 

June 11th Rothrock Grit Gravel Grinder Gravel 

September 25th Session III, Greenwood Furnace Mountain Bike 

December 4th Session IV, Tussey Mountain Mountain Bike  

Event swag is guaranteed to all riders who pre-register 30 days prior to race day. After that, racers are welcome to register but are not guaranteed swag. 

Compete in all four races to earn the title of Series King and Queen. 

We will crown the royal court for categories such as Gentlemen Open, Clydesdale, SingleSpeed, Gentlemen 40+, Gentlemen +50, and Youth Racers under 18 and equally represented Lady categories. Racers will be required to race the longest distances in four races to be eligible for ranking in the overall series. 



100% of the net proceeds from your race entry are donated to local cycling initiatives. In the past donations have been made to Nittany Mountain Bike Association, Harvest Fields Community Trails, National Interscholastic Cycling Association, Girls Rock, YMCA & Friends of Rothrock.

Thank You to Our Sponsors! Our Supporters Make a Difference.

We are so grateful for the support of so many, who are committed to helping people, strengthening families, and building stronger, healthier, and safer cycling communities. Together, we are helping to make a difference. Click on any sponsorship Logo to be taken directly to their information. 


No Transfers - No Deferrals - Shit happens, Bike Reg offers race day insurance if you want it, buy it. 

Once registered there are NO refunds. 
We strongly encourage you to purchase the race insurance that is offered during registration on bike reg. 


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