Touring Report

Touring September - The club’s annual century tour is Labor Day, Monday, September 1. This year the traditional century tour and the Short Circuit Century have both been modified so that both groups can ride together in one century tour. Here is the map for the ride.

We will have five loops ranging in distance from 13 to 29 miles. All five loops total 100 miles. If you are not ready to tackle a century you may select the distance that suits you by riding any of the five loops. Cecil, Ohio is located near the center of the loops. The Cecil Community Park will serve as the SAG stop for all five loops. There you will find an abundance of food and refreshments. We will even have a grill-master on hand.

The tour begins and ends at the Farmers and Merchants Bank, 100 N. Main Street, Hicksville, Ohio. All 100 miles of roadway will be in excellent condition. No hills, just one small climb over an elevation on the Green route. After a pre-ride briefing and a short photo-shoot, we will have a group start beginning at 9:00 AM.

Route maps are available online at our website, map HKS-11. Maps will also be available at the tour. Additionally, GPX files of the century are now available. If you have a Garmin device and are not already signed up for our GPX auto delivery routes, you can subscribe by sending your name and email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Write the term “GPX Auto Delivery” in the subject box. Sign up now and we will send you the century GPX route files in individual loops. This is a free tour for club members. Non-members are also welcomed. We would appreciate a small donation from non-members at the SAG. This should be our best century ever. I hope you can ride with us.

The New Three Rivers Velo Sport September Touring Challenge Powered by Strava

We are trying something new this month, it’s a touring challenge for all members. How many kilometers can you ride in September. Keep in mind that One mile equals 1.609 kilometers so the numbers will add up fast in this challenge. We have established a Three Rivers Velo Sport, Touring Division site on the popular training site Strava. Membership on Strava is free. Awards will be presented at the annual holiday party to club members who join this club challenge and log their cycling distance on Strava. Awards will be presented to members who bicycle 250, 500, 750, 1000, or 1250 kilometers during September 2014. No manual entries will be accepted. Your distance for any bicycling event, either a club tour, race, or riding by yourself will be accepted as long as the ride is uploaded to Strava via any GPS smart phone Strava app, Garmin device, or compatible equipment. All riding events for September must be uploaded to Strava by October 2, 2014 to be recognized for this challenge. To join the 3RVS September Touring Challenge go to and sign up. Please do not confuse our Strava group “Three Rivers Velo Sport, Touring Division” with one of a similar name 3 Rivers Velo Sport. Distances recorded on the later site will not be accepted in this challenge. If you do not have a Strava account, you may signup for a free account at Good luck, ride safe and RIDESTRONG.

On September 20, the Eleventh Annual Huntington Challenge will be held. 3RVS is pleased to be a co-sponsor for this event again for the eleventh year. The Huntington Challenge will be the clubs official tour that day. 3RVS is sponsoring one female team and two male teams in the team challenge event this year. The team challenge event will begin at 9:15 AM., followed by the road tour which will have distance options of 10/21/34/39 miles. You may also ride multiple loops to add miles to your tour. Same day registration begins at 8:00 AM., at Pathfinder Services, 2824 Theater Avenue, Huntington, Indiana. You may pre-register online at


Kim, Marsha and Jan