Touring Report

August touring -Since our weekend tours start at 9:00 AM this month and most riders are in tip-top condition at this point of the season, we will be offering longer route distance options this month. The longer distance options will help those riders who are planning to participate in our Labor Day Century tour next month.
 
Under the guidance of club member Jim Reilly, we are planning a two-day camping tour from Fort Wayne to the KOA Campground in Bluffton, Indiana. The tour will start from the southwest side of Fort Wayne at Summit Brands Company, 7201 Engle Road, Saturday morning, August 23, camp that night at KOA then return to Fort Wayne Sunday, August 24. This tour will start with the regular weekend tour Saturday morning.
 
The camping group and the regular touring group will ride together to Bluffton. There will likely be several group paces and distance options to Bluffton. This year the Sunday tour group will ride to Bluffton and ride back with the camping group. If you are interested in the overnight camping tour signup as soon as possible.
 
Complete information about the camping portion of the tour can be found in this Quick Release issue and on the club website. We have made arrangements with Summit Brands to park our vehicles in their parking lot overnight. No signup is required for regular touring riders who will not be camping. As usual route maps will be provided at the start location.
 
Last Call for Entries
 
Team 3RVS awaits you! We are taking applications to fill our women’s and men’s team to compete in the September 20, 2014 Huntington Team Challenge. If you would like to be a team member representing our bike club, send your contact information to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The application deadline is July 31. 3RVS will offer team training rides beginning in early August. This is a once-a-year event that offers touring riders an opportunity to raise their conditioning level and experience the thrill of participating in a team event. The Huntington Challenge is not a race, it’s a challenge. Are you up for it?
 

Kim, Marsha and Jan