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Annual RBR Recumbent Bike and Trike Rally

June 6-8, 2014

Registration is now open. Please print and mail the registration form with your payment.

The daily rally schedule is here.

Well Marked Ride Routes - Catered Meal - Incredible Music - Wonderful People

Each year, RBR hosts a recumbent bike and trike rally the second weekend of June in the heart of Pennsylvania. Our rally features:

  • Pre-rally gathering for socializing and route review at Ramada
  • Two days of rides with 7, 10, 17, 35, and 62 mile routes, all clearly marked and most on country roads
  • Ride support and mechanics on site to help with issues
  • Demo rides of bikes and trikes from RBR inventory
  • Hearty catered meal at the Smith farm complete with music and local confections
  • The company of other recumbent riders all gathered to have a good time

The festivities begin on a Friday night as we get together for introductions (which includes what we're each riding), good food and drink, and to kick off the rally with a review of the routes and what to expect. The next day, we meet at Mount Nittany Middle School in nearby Boalsburg to start the rides. The century ride kicks off directly from the museum lot while folks interested in a flat 10 or 20 mile ride caravan to Spring Mills.

After the rides are completed, everyone meets back up for test rides, mechanic work, and to admire each other's recumbents. Then it's off to the farm of Stan and Darlene Smith to enjoy a catered meal, fantastic live music, and (if the tradition holds) ice cream sandwiches from the local Meyer Dairy.

For those who can stay in town one more day, two Sunday rides are available in both 17 and 33 mile lengths.

From there, everyone goes their separate ways until we meet again at the next rally. We look forward to meeting you at the 2014 rally!

Registration is open now (see above). The registration fee this year is $79 for early registration, $99 for late (less than two weeks before the rally begins).

Still not convinced? Here are what others have said about the RBR rally.

"Wow! What an incredible experience. Super people, great rides, amazing food and superb live music. A priceless weekend in beautiful (and lush) State College, Pa."

"This is a fun get together, several nice rides in the rolling hills of Central Pennsylvania. Good food and fine company."

"Many thanks to Rob, Alycia, and the all the RBR folks who assisted in putting together yet another fine recumbent rally (aka "party") this year in State College, Pa. This has become one of my favorite rides. The scenery is spectacular, the weather was perfect, the food was terrific, and the camaraderie was a delight. A special thanks to Rob for helping me out with a broken idler problem.

For all of you who have not been the the RBR rally, I certainly can recommend it without reservation.
"

 

RBR Rally :: Kicking off for a ride from the museum

RBR Rally :: Rob puts some muscle into tire inflation

RBR Rally :: Home of the Saturday evening meal

RBR Rally :: BentJay shows his talents during the evening entertainment

RBR Rally :: A successful ride under way

RBR Rally :: Footage from the 2009 rally

Local Information

Items marked with * are locally owned and operated:

LodgingDiningResources
  • Springfield House Bed & Breakfast*
    126 East Main Street
    Boalsburg, PA 16827
    (888) 782-9672)
    www.springfieldhousebb.com
  • Ramada State College
    1450 S. Atherton St.
    State College, PA 16801
    (814) 238-3001
    www.Ramada.com
    - Reduced rate rooms for Rally
    attendees. $69/night. Reference
    RBR Rally when booking. - 
  • Courtyard State College
    1730 University Drive
    State College, PA 16801
    (814) 238-1881
    marriott.com
  • Residence Inn State College
    1555 University Drive
    State College, PA 16801
    (814) 235-6960
    marriott.com
  • Super 8 State College
    1663 South Atherton
    State College, PA 16801
    (814) 237-8005
    super8.com
  • Autoport Hotel/Restaurant*
    1405 S Atherton St
    State College, PA 16801
    (814) 237-7666
    hotelclub.com
  • KOA Kampgrounds
    2481 Jacksonville Rd
    Bellefonte, PA 16823
    www.bellefontekoa.com
  • Free camping at the Smith farm
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  • Duffy's Tavern*
    113 E Main St
    Boalsburg, PA 16827
    (814) 466-6241
    duffystavern.com
  • Kelly's Steak and Seafood*
    316 Boal Ave
    Boalsburg, PA 16827
    (814) 466-6251
    kellys-steak.com
  • Faccia Luna Pizzeria
    1229 S Atherton St
    State College, PA 16801
    (814) 234-9000
    faccialuna.com
  • Ruby Tuesday
    1550 S Atherton St
    State College, PA 16801
    (814) 234-6256
    rubytuesday.com
  • Alto Italian Restaurant & Bar*
    901 Pike St
    Lemont, PA 16851
    (814) 238-5534
    altoitalian.com
  • Corner Room Restaurant*
    100 W College Ave
    State College, PA 16801
    (814) 237-3051
    hotelstatecollege.com
  • Tavern Restaurant*
    220 E College Ave
    State College, PA 16801
    (814) 238-6116
    thetavern.com