Learn About HVWC
From the time I started riding bikes, I longed for a community of women to train, ride, and race with. In my area, only a few male-dominated cycling groups existed. I wanted to see a change. What is the best way to get something that you don’t have?
I wanted to see women racing, taking risks, and encouraging each other. This creates resilience, growth, and self-confidence. Creating HVWC was the way to reach these goals.
After gaining support from Erik Scott, former owner of The Bicycle Shop, Happy Valley Women’s Cycling was founded in 2018. We quickly gained support from other companies like Stahl Sheaffer Engineering, Robin Hood Brewery, and Specialized Bicycles. They believed in our team and our mission.
With support from our community, we started to grow. We were racing as a team and hosting several women-only rides promoting health and wellness through cycling.
HVWC empowers women cyclists and gives them a sense of belonging to something bigger. They say your team becomes your family, we’ve created our own family here in Happy Valley!
– Tanya Campbell
Our team members participate in a variety of local and national events. We are lucky to have so many great local events near State College that we don’t need to travel far.
Members of our team have recently podiumed at:
- Seasons of Rothrock III & IV
- Transylvania Epic
- Yellow Creek Grass Roots
- Liberty Bike Race
- Laurel Classic
This year we are participating in some new events including:
- Quantico Epic
- The Last Best Ride
- Breck EPIC
We also participate in several cycling initiatives and organizations such as Central Cycling Classic, The Ride of Silence, Center Bike and we are course marshalls for the State College half marathon and various other 5k events as well as bike races.