Get a GRIP Retreat



Get A GRIP is an all-inclusive retreat filled with biking, learning, and community. GRIP stands for Grow, Renew, Inspire, and Purpose and that’s what we hope you take away from this bike retreat.

The Happy Valley Women’s Cycling team is here to help you on your bike journey with things like bike handling skills training and goal setting for your own unique riding journey. This guided weekend event takes place in beautiful Central Pennsylvania and includes various activities and workshops. All GRAVEL and MOUNTAIN BIKE skill levels are welcome!

Retreat GuidebookWe kindly encourage all individuals to please consult our Get A GRIP Guidebook for answers to frequently asked questions

Quick Details

Date: May 3-5, 2024

Location: Camp Blue Diamond, Petersburg, PA

Discipline: Gravel and Mountain Bikers welcome for trainings (skills, strength, maintenance) and no-drop gravel rides

Online Registration Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2024 @ 3:00 PM ET

Group Rides

Bike Handling

Training Instruction

Mindset Renewal

About the Get A GRIP Retreat

In 2024, get ready for an unforgettable adventure with our guided group rides for gravel and mountain bikers through the breathtaking Rothrock Forest and Allegrippis Trails at Raystown. Take your biking skills to the next level on bike clinics with our PMBA Certified Trainers, whether you are beginner or advanced. At night, sit with the team by the fire for s’mores and chat with ladies from other areas.

What’s Included:

  • Lodging and meals at Camp Blue Diamond
  • Additional snacks and endless coffee
  • No-drop group rides and training
  • Fun giveaways through the weekend
  • Self care time that you can use for your own rides or just to rest at the serene lakeside camp
  • Excellent speakers and trainers
  • And more…

Find out more about where you’ll ride…

About Mountain Biking in Allegrippis:

Nestled in the heart of Pennsylvania about 35 minutes south of Camp Blue Diamond, the Allegrippis trails at Raystown Lake offer mountain biking enthusiasts a thrilling adventure amidst breathtaking scenery. The 36 miles of single track trails were designed by mountain bikers and built by the International Mountain Bicycling Association. The trail system is a premier single-track destination for mountain bikers of all skill levels.

The Allegrippis trails are an extensive network of well-maintained trails that wind through the forest that surrounds Raystown Lake, providing a picturesque backdrop for riders. With every twist and turn, riders are immersed in the beauty of the forest, and are rewarded with breathtaking views of the lake.

The trails are smooth, fast, and flowy. They were expertly built to maximize the natural features of the landscape, incorporating berms, rollers, and banked turns that amplify the fun factor. The terrain caters to all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned riders, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the exhilaration of mountain biking.

About Gravel Biking in Rothrock Forest:

Gravel biking in Rothrock Forest, Pennsylvania, is a thrilling adventure that immerses riders in a breathtaking natural landscape and surrounding farmland in the Petersburg area.

One of the highlights of gravel biking in Rothrock Forest is the sweeping views that await you at various points along the trails. As you conquer the challenging climbs, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic vistas that showcase the forest’s splendor. These views provide the perfect opportunity to pause, catch your breath, and appreciate the stunning landscapes of Pennsylvania.

The gravel conditions in Rothrock Forest are well-maintained, adding an extra dimension of excitement to the ride. The winding trails navigate through the forest’s diverse terrain, which ranges from rolling hills to more demanding ascents. The gravel surfaces offer enough stability to grip and maneuver the bike confidently, allowing riders to navigate the trails with ease.

Specific links to Gravel Rides:


“I just wanted to send a quick personal note to thank you, and all who helped, for putting on the retreat… It was well thought out, well organized, and just a really nice day. I learned a lot and it was nice meeting a bunch of unique and special ladies. I left feeling renewed, and more confident at the possibility of spending more time on a bike and on the beautiful mountain gravel roads.”

Susan B.





Registration is non-refundable.

We are excited to see you at Camp Blue Diamond in Petersburg, PA for Get A GRIP 2024! Join us and register today.


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