August 27 Carroll Ride CANCELLED

Hugh has cancelled the Thursday August 27 night ride from Carroll High School so not to conflict with that night's scheduled time trial. Rides will continue through September but the distance will be reduced due to earlier sunset times.

The August Time Trial on August 27 meets at 424 and Hwy 101 and starts at 6:30 with riders rolling out every 30 seconds thereafter. The course is a 5 miles out and back making this a 10 mile time trial. The turn around will be at the Ohio shaped Antwerp sign and will be manned by an Antwerp Police Officer. 

Restrooms at Love’s Truck Stop. Parking will be on the Northwest side of the intersection of 424 & 101. Leave room for Semi’s to make wide turns.  Restrooms about a mile south at Love’s Truck Stop. Any 3RVS member can come out to do our Time Trials.

2015 3RVS Century Tour

written by Steve Pequinot
 
The tour will start at 9:00 AM., Monday, September 7, 2015, at Hickory Center Elementary School, 3606 Baird Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46818. The tour will be a mass-start event. Color coded Dan Henrys will mark the Yellow, Red, White and Blue routes. One SAG stop will be located at Churubusco Park. Riders may stop at the SAG between each loop. There will be no on-road SAG support. The tour will feature a metric century (yellow & white routes) and full century, along with shorter distance options of 35 and 54 miles.
 
 
This is a free tour for 3RVS members, non-members are asked to make a donation at the SAG stop to help pay for the provisions. Helmets must be worn by all riders. The pace will be determined by the riders who show up. There most likely will be A and C groups ride leaders available.

The 2015 Three Rivers Velo Sport September Touring Challenge Powered by Strava

wirtten by Steve Pequinot
 
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. Our Three Rivers Velo Sport, Touring Division site on the popular training site Strava is already in place. Membership to Strava is free. Awards will be presented at our annual holiday party to club members who join this club challenge and log their cycling distance on Strava. Awards will be presented to 3RVS members who bicycle 500, 750, 1000, 1610 kilometers during September 2015.
 

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The TT on July 23rd has been canceled - BUT - we are having one on July 30th. 

The time trial course will move  to a *NEW* course on Old 24 and 101. Old 24 is nice and smooth. The course is 5 miles out and back. The turn around will be at the Antwerp sign and will be manned by an Ohio Police Officer. To give you a few more minutes to get there we will start at 6:30PM. 
 
THURSDAY
July 30  -  6:30PM
Old 24 and 101
TT STARTS ON TIME
Arrive early to warm up. 
 
Parking will be on old 24 but really off to the grass. NO RESTROOMS.
 
Any 3RVS member can come out and do our time trials. 

Sweetwater Ride Notes

by John Grabowski

A few notes for those meeting up for the weekend tour at Sweetwater this Saturday. We’ll park and gather near the Service entrance in the front - not the main entrance, but the entrance midway down the building under the Sweetwater sign (let’s park away from the building please). The building will already be open (it will open at 8am). I’m sure that Sweetwater’s maintenance staff would appreciate it if we take off our road shoes rather than scuffing up the floors.

Restrooms, water, and wi-fi are all available, as are refreshments available for purchase, including bottled beverages (milk, juice, sports drinks, energy drinks, iced tea), fountain drinks, bananas, a small variety of candy / trail mix / granola bars, yogurt, etc.

There is also a coffee shop / cafe (the Crescendo Cafe), which will be open from 8am-5pm. They have espresso and coffee drinks (they actually use a very cool high-end espresso “Modbar” system that was invented right here in Fort Wayne), as well as protein “Fit Frapps” (130 calories and 21 grams of protein) greek yogurt parfaits, muffins, bagels, and pastries.

While there is a cafeteria on site (the Downbeat Diner), it won’t be serving breakfast. It will, however, be open with a short-order menu from 11am-4pm in case you’re hungry after your ride.

Checkout in the diner is self-service, and much easier if you’re paying via a credit card, so you may want to bring a card instead of cash.