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Route and Training Rides for the Ironman 70.3 PA Happy Valley
Ironman 70.3 is coming to Happy Valley in July of 2023! The cycling route from Bald Eagle State Park to Beaver Stadium is here, along with a number of loop training rides starting at Beaver Stadium. We’ve also included links to other rides in the area that would serve as great supplemental training rides for the cycling portion of the Ironman. If you’re from out-of-town and experiencing Central PA for the first time, this set of rides will introduce you to the great riding in our little corner of the world, and if you’re a local who hasn’t ridden these roads, get out there! Download the app and the routes(s) and ride with turn-by-turn directions — and it’s free!
70.3 PA Happy
The 1/2 Ironman cycling route from Bald Eagle State Park to Beaver Stadium. Check out our alternate training rides for lower traffic options. 56.4 Miles.
Training Loop starting at Beaver Stadium through Bellefonte, Curtain Village, Little Marsh Creek, Mill Hall, Lamar, and Pleasant Gap. 82 Miles.
Similar to Training Ride 1, this ride provides a round-trip trainer from State College, but stays on main roads more and avoids a couple of climbs. 73.7 Miles.
Ironman Training Ride 3
Similar to Training Rides 1 & 2, this ride provides a round-trip trainer from State College, but takes a longer route back on some of our favorite roads. 102.8 Miles.
Ironman Training Ride 4
This is an alternate to the 70.3 Ironman route starting at Sayers Dam Beach at Bald Eagle State Park and finishing on Curtin Rd outside of Beaver Stadium. This route provides a lower vehicle volume road alternate to the “official” course when you don’t have marshals and police helping with traffic. Similar distance and elevation gains and losses, and much more quiet and scenic. 55.9 Miles.
Ironman Training Ride 5
This is a one-way route option to get from State College to Bald Eagle State Park. You can use this route to get to or return to the park if you are riding the cycling route or Training Ride 4. 24.3 Miles.
More Central PA Training Rides
BRFBS = Bike Rides From Beaver Stadium
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BRFBS Tour of the Valley View 23 Miles
BRFBS Black Moshannon 40 Miles
SC-Rebersburg-Millheim 55 Miles
Alexandria Metric 62 Miles
Arch Springs Metric 66 Miles
BRFBS Henry's Hundred (Alternate) 99 Miles
BRFBS Tour to 'Toona 102 Miles
BFRBS Orviston (Alternate) 105 Miles
This is our recommended alternate to the BRFBS Orviston ride. You can find the “original” as found in the “Bike Rides From Beaver Stadium” book here: BFRBS Orviston
Even more rides...
Find more great Central PA road rides on our page at Ride with GPS. You can search by name, location, route length, elevation or any combination of those.
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Get the FREE RideWithGPS (RWGPS) app from the Google Play or Apple App Store. Once you download your ride, you can use it with or WITHOUT cell service to travel Happy Valley.
Please be advised
While these routes are mapped by experienced bicyclists to provide you with routing assistance, use of these routes is at your own risk. Some of these routes traverse bike lanes or other facilities designed specifically for bicyclists, but others include or are exclusively on local streets and highways, or are technical, single-track mountain bike trails. CentreBike does not warrant the safety of bicyclists as they access these roads and trails. Every bicyclist is responsible for his or her personal safety and welfare and for remaining alert and mindful of conditions on the roads or trails.