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Latest News / Club Meeting Minutes for August 6, 2015
« Last post by Patrick on August 17, 2015, 07:29:02 PM »
Club Meeting Minutes for August 6, 2015

*Officers present
Patrick Stelte President
Hugh Smith Treasurer
Steve Pequignot Touring
Phil Snider Off-Road
Jane Lewandowski Membership
Kathy Boling Newsletter
Joe Bartels Racing
Mona Will Publicity
Tim Claypool Secretary
*Officers absent
Mike Heyes Webmaster

Meeting called to order 7:30 by Patrick. Club members in attendance:  Rick Bokern, Dan Hamblin, Scott Tomsits.
-Minutes presented for meeting of July 2nd 2015. Motion to accept minutes Steve, second by Patrick. Vote carried minutes accepted.

-Treasurer report presented by Hugh. Deposits include Festival Tour registration, membership dues, and clothing reimbursement. Debits include post office box rental for year, storage unit rental extended to March 2016, and Festival Tour expenses (see below).

**Festival Tour Report. Hugh presented a detailed report on expenses.  Still awaiting some outstanding bills to arrive (food). A final tally will be reported once all is accounted. Report from Steve concerning the newer sections of the route were favorable. Steve thanked Phil for his effort in laying out a great route. Jane reported a few issues during sign-in but all was resolved. Mike once again provided good refreshments for the SAG. Riders were 42 pre-register and 38 registered day of ride. Just a few tee-shirts were purchased. Will offer tee shirts for sell at upcoming events.

-Touring report by Steve. September touring time moves ahead to 10:00 am. Beginning August 8th the “E” group will not have a leader. Steve invited anyone interested in helping with this pace group to let him know. 3RVS National Bike Challenge has 99 qualified riders in the event. At present the club team ranks 6th in the nation and 1st in our class. Points are added for each mile ridden and additional points for each day that is ridden. Patrick expressed the clubs gratitude to everyone’s involvement and dedication in the event. 

Steve made a motion to once again have a Strava Challenge in September. Those who rode last year already have their information on the website. All type riders are welcome:  off-road, trail, touring, and racing. The event is open to all 3RVS members who are registered and in good standing. Steve will send an e-mail to club members with Challenge details.  Awards would be presented for different levels of mileage achievement at the Year End Party in December. A vote to purchase medals and plaques for the Strava Challenge passed.

-Off-Road as reported by Phil. MTB group had just 1 Monday night ride due to the weather. Weekend rides have been road and urban exploring. Some of the trails at Franke are still closed due to the June 27th storm that knocked down trees. Phil will update when NITRO group has cleared the trails.

-Newsletter – 3RVS sportswear report by Kathy. Newsletter entries must be submitted before the 18th of each month to be considered and approved for next issue. Kathy reported that all the men’s large and x-large jerseys and bib shorts have sold. Request continue for this size of items. Discussion with member’s present included purchase of resupply of 15 jerseys and 15 shorts.  Kathy will request quotes on full zipper jerseys (extra cost will be passed along to member(s) purchasing) and fall/winter weight clothing. Tentative purchase approved for summer clothing. Once full purchase quote is obtained Kathy, she will e-mail officers final approval.

-Membership as reported by Jane. July ended with a total of 133 family members and 171 single memberships for a total of 304. Of this total, 74 are new members in 2015.

-Publicity as reported by Mona. She will gather information about area cycling organizations and compile a contact list to share with the Fort Wayne Visitor’s Bureau. The reason?  Mona found the information on the FWVB website is limited and she feels many options and opportunities are being missed by visitors. Mona will set up a meeting to allow adequate time for presentation. Mona asked for a list of events and rides for 2016 so she has time to work on the publicity. THE EVENT LISTED BELOW ARE TENTATIVE
1.   Chilly Challenge, New Year Day 2016
2.   Winter “Show & Go” weekend rides:  January to April 2nd.
3.   Weekend Touring Opening Day Ride 2016, Sunday, April 3rd (touring through October)
4.   Weekday Touring starts in April and continues through early October
5.   RMHC Ride, Sunday, April 24th
6.   Racing Time Trials April to August (See newsletter/web site for info)
7.   Fort 4 Fitness Spring Cycle, Saturday, May 28th
8.   3RVS Sponsored night of Trek The Trails (Tuesday) June 7th
9.   3 Rivers Festival Ride sponsored by 3RVS, Sunday, July 10th
10.   September Strava Challenge 2016 – month long.
11.   Club Century Ride, Labor Day, September 5th
12.   3RVS Jersey Ride, Saturday, October 1st
13.   End of Season, Awards and Recognition party, Friday, December 2nd
14.   Christmas Lights ride, Sunday, December 18th
15.   Chilly Challenge New Year Day 2017

-Racing report presented by Joe. Tuesday night World Championships:  The Flaugh Road site has increased the number of riders participating to as many as 30. The new dedicated site seems to be a plus for riders. Race training ends August 25th.
July 30th Time Trial was a big success.  Close to 40 club members participated.  The course is now at the intersection of State Hwy 424 and State Hwy 101.  The TT is an out-and-back to Antwerp, OH on State Hwy 424.

-Webmaster update by Patrick. Mike reported credit card payment vendor, BikeReg, policy of withholding payments to a small window of dates, has complicated club revenues.  Mike is researching a quality and value oriented site that will meet the club’s needs. Patrick thanked Mike for his continued support in assuring a quality and up to date web site.         
 
Additional items of interest.

-Labor Day Club Century ride will be on the Festival tour route. Pavilion in Churubusco has been reserved for use. Still need volunteer to help at the Churubusco SAG.  Patrick will take responsibility for find support.  Mass start time at Hickory Creek School will be at 9:00 am. SAG support to end by 3pm.  The ride is free to members and a donation will be accepted for non-members to help pay for food.
-Jersey Ride 2015 scheduled for Saturday, October 3rd at Roanoke Park.  Kathy will secure pavilion reservation.

Good of the Order


Kathy discussed a donation to the Antwerp Police department for their help with the time trial racing. Kathy made a motion for a $25.00 donation for each event. Steve made a motion to amend the amount to $30.00 per event. Motion presented and vote carried.

Meeting adjourned 9:00 pm

Minutes prepared by Tim Claypool secretary.


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Latest News / August 2015 club meeting agenda
« Last post by Patrick on August 03, 2015, 12:00:32 PM »
Thursday, August 6th @ 7:30pm, 3RVS will hold our monthly club meeting at the downtown library, meeting room B.  All are welcome to attend.

1.  Call to Order

2.  Officer Reports:   

   Secretary - Tim Claypool
   Treasurer - Hugh Smith
   Touring - Steve Pequignot
   Off-Road - Phil Snider 
   Newsletter - Kathy Boling
   Membership - Jane Lewandowski
   Publicity - Mona Will
   Racing - Joe Bartels
   Webmaster - Mike Heyes

3.  Additional Items of Interest
   -  Festival Tour Wrap Up
   -  Club Century Ride
   -  Club Jersey Ride
   -  Additional 3RVS Clothing Purchase
   -  2016 Events Calendar
     
4.  Good of the Order

5.  Adjournment
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Latest News / July 2015 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on July 10, 2015, 09:11:56 PM »
Club Meeting Minutes for July 2nd 2015
*Officers present
Patrick Stelte, President
Hugh Smith, Treasurer
Steve Pequignot, Touring
Phil Snider, Off-Road
Jane Lewandowski, Membership
Kathy Boling, Newsletter
Joe Bartels, Racing
Mona Will, Publicity
Tim Claypool, Secretary

Meeting called to order 7:30 by Patrick. Welcome extended to guest, members, and officers. Introduction of officers and members Dan Hamblin, John Grabowski and Jay Coats.
-Minutes presented for meeting of June 4th 2015. Motion to accept minutes Steve, second by Patrick. Vote carried minutes accepted.

-Treasurer report presented by Hugh. Deposits included membership dues and festival registration. Sale of clothing and caps were also deposited. Debits include storage unit rental and insurance coverage. Hugh reported his findings concerning insurance coverage. Premium to remain mostly same as last year. $25,000 supplemental medical has a $250 deductible.  An accident must be reported within 60 days.  Hugh also reported death/dismemberment policy not previously known. Phil questioned if the MTB ride/snow-sky events in the winter were covered. Tabled this question until fall meeting. Patrick expressed gratitude to Hugh with his effort in securing the club insurance. 

-Touring report by Steve. July weekend touring rides start time will be 9:30. July 18th tour start location will be Sweetwater Sound off US30 west of Fort Wayne. The host will allow riders to use restroom and vending machines to purchase ride nutrition supplies. Route is listed on web site SWS-1. Ronald McDonald House bicycle tour provided Steve with results from the end of ride survey. Steve shared all of the statistics from the survey with members. Registered riders totaled 276 this included 183 tour riders plus family route riders. Those returning the survey gave very favorable marks to all areas where the club members were involved. Patrick thanked members and officers for their continued support to the event.

-Off Road report by Phil. With the trails muddy at best, otherwise flooded, rides have concentrated on urban exploring. Hoped to get to the Franke trail soon to see if resent storms had damaged any of the trail.

-Newsletter-3RVS Clothing sales report by Kathy. Kathy thanked contributors to the newsletter articles. As always entries should be submitted before the 18th of each month for consideration of the next issue. Club shorts, bibs, and jerseys are selling fast and sizes are becoming limited for men’s jerseys.

-Publicity reported by Mona. Working to have club rides listed in the Journal-Gazette Weekender addition. Visited local bike shops to refresh Festival brochures. Kathy supplied Fort Wayne Outfitters with posters and brochures for the Festival ride.  Discussed with Steve and members the idea of starting a Strava forum with 3RVS members. Mona noted concerns from members and perspective members the difficulty in navigating from Facebook to web page for rides. Mona will contact Mike Heyes to better understand the flow to help those questioning the easiest method and cross-promote our social media websites.

-Membership reported by Jane. As of June:  68 new members have joined 3RVS. Total memberships:  293 of those 130 were family memberships; 163 individual.

-Racing report by Joe. A number of new and beginner racers have joined the racing group. Beginning this month, the Tuesday night training rides will begin at Suburban Bethlehem Church. Rides will be using Flaugh Road. Moving to a different location each week has been difficult for riders. Training rides have had a mix of women and men riders.  Joe wishes to expand involvement to new racers. Kathy reports the Thursday time trials have moved due to bad road conditions and will start at 6:30pm. Start area will be on old US24 at state road 101. Parking will be along the road way. The route will travel east to Antwerp then return.

-Additional Items of Interest.
---3RVS FESTIVAL TOUR---
Volunteers are in place, extras always appreciated and needed. Discussed Festival tour, confirmed all aspects of ride are covered. Phil reported some new and improved routes. Road marking near completed. Patrick thanked everyone involved with the tour.

---Club Century--- Volunteers are needed for the Labor Day century club ride. The tour is still under consideration depending on volunteers. Start will be in Hicksville, OH. The tour has 5 loops and riders can choose from many options of mileage.  The ride is free to club members but donations for food is appreciated.

Meeting adjourned 8:55
Minutes prepared by Tim Claypool, Secretary.

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Latest News / July 2015 club meeting agenda
« Last post by Patrick on June 29, 2015, 02:06:23 PM »
The 3RVS monthly meeting is Thursday, July 2nd @ 7:30pm at the downtown public library, meeting room B.  All are welcome to attend.

1.  Call to Order

2.  Officer Reports:   

   Secretary - Tim Claypool
   Treasurer - Hugh Smith
   Touring - Steve Pequignot
   Off-Road - Phil Snider 
   Newsletter - Kathy Boling
   Membership - Jane Lewandowski
   Publicity - Mon Will
   Racing - Joe Bartels
   Webmaster - Mike Heyes

3.  Additional Items of Interest
     - Festival Tour
    -  Club Century Ride Update
     
4.  Good of the Order

5.  Adjournment
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Latest News / June 2015 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on June 12, 2015, 09:34:11 PM »
Club Meeting Minutes for June 4, 2015
*Officers present
Patrick Stelte,. President
Hugh Smith, Treasurer
Steve Pequignot, Touring
Phil Snider, Off-Road
Jane Lewandowski, Membership
Joe Bartels, Racing
*Officers absent
Kathy Boling, Newsletter
Tim Claypool, Secretary
Mona Will, Publicity
Mike Heyes, Webmaster

Meeting called to order at 7:35 by Patrick. Welcome extended to guest and new club member (Kacey), and club member (Dan Hamblin), and officers.  Patrick asked club members to pass May 2015 meeting minutes and minutes were passed without alteration.

Treasurer’s Report:  Hugh explained revenues and expenditures over the last thirty days.  $399 was reimbursed to Steve Pequignot for purchase of club cycling caps.  $100 of new revenue for membership and $485 of revenue for clothing were reported. 

Touring Report:  Steve passed along a complaint from the June 2nd Kreager Ride.  23 cyclists were present for the ride on a windy night.  Several cyclists (non-regulars) pushed a higher than normal pace into the wind, splitting and splintering the group.  This disruption caused the regular members to struggle.  After the ride, a comment was posted on the club’s Facebook page about the disruption from the pace.  Approximately 30 comments followed.  Steve will contact ride leader about pace group designation prior to ride so that this scenario won’t occur again.

Steve is planning a new ride for “B” group cyclists because of the influx of new cyclists to group riding. The ride is every Wednesday night at 6pm from Jefferson Middle School, starting June 10th.  The pace will be 18 mph for approximately 30 miles – no drop, no stop rules.  The focus will be on group riding skills.  Details will be posted on the club’s website and Facebook page.  Also, June 7th, ride leaders and Bike Ambassadors will have their picture taken for “MeCals”, a decal action photo of the participant.  This $30 fee is provided free as a thank you for volunteer efforts.

Off-Road Report:  Phil stated that Franke Park was wet for most of the month of May.  Phil emphasized the need to stay off the trails until it they are dry.  Trail maintenance is the 2nd Saturday of each month.  NITRO is in charge of Franke Park maintenance.

Membership Report:  Jane gave an end of May total of 281 members.  126 Family, 155 individuals.  58 new club members since January 1st.

Publicity Report:  Mona sent her report to Patrick to read into the minutes.  In an effort to get more people out on their bikes with 3RVS and become members, she is sending the weekly ride schedule to Whatz Up publication, a local weekly entertainment newspaper.  The schedule in the paper and online version will begin in June.

Newsletter:  No report.

Racing Report:  Joe has decided to have all Tuesday night World Championship Racing at the Flaugh Road course (Bethlehem Lutheran Church meet up).  He hopes that one location will build ridership.  He feels that rotating the courses week-to-week has fractured participation.  As an example:  Average ridership in April (all Flaugh Rd.) was 30; however May’s rotating locations averaged 15 racers.

Joe also talked about pace designation.  A Tuesday night Kreager cyclist showed up for a Wednesday night Saturn ride.  The cyclist considered himself to be an “A” group rider at Kreager and thought the “A” group at Saturn was the same pace.  The cyclist quickly realized his mistake in the parking lot and Joe explained the difference.  Joe requested that ride leaders post their weekly results on Facebook to show the pace of each ride for cyclists to understand what to expect.  After several minutes of discussion about the difference between pace and average speed, no determination was made and any posting of weekly results is left up to ride leaders.

Addition Items of Interest:

Festival Tour Route:  Phil met with the Whitley County Highway Department Commissioner about road conditions for the Festival Tour.  Earlier, Phil drove the tour route and found several sections of bad road.  The Commissioner stated that some of the route is schedule for patching, but other portions will not be repaired until next year.  Phil is working on a re-route.  Steve Pequignot handed out a rough re-route map that he has worked on.  However, the loops are longer that the normal routes.  A deadline of two weeks prior to the tour has been given for last minute patching by Whitley Co.  After that deadline, an alternative route will be finalized.

Festival Tour T-Shirt Design:  Steve brought several examples of colors and designs for the Festival Tour t-shirt.  A color and design was selected and Steve will contact Kathy about prior years’ allotment and t-shirt makers used.

Three Rivers Festival Parade:  Jim Kelsey from “Bike Town Indiana” again requested club members’ participation in his Festival parade entry.  He is looking to add four 3RVS members.  Patrick will post his request on Facebook and the requirements of participation.  Mr. Kelsey initially requested club participation at the March club meeting.  His request was posted in the newsletter and on the club’s Facebook page.

Meeting adjourned at 9pm
Minutes taken by Patrick Stelte, President 
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Touring / New Wednesday night rides starting June 10
« Last post by mheyes on June 07, 2015, 03:09:04 PM »
Development Ride

Ride Time: 6:00 PM.

Distance: about 30 miles

Ride Leader: Steve Pequignot

Location: Jefferson Middle School, 5303 Wheelock Road

Pace: B Group 18/19 MPH

Route: Flat, on excellent roads, east of New Haven to the Woodburn area. This is a no-drop, no-stop ride. Group B riders are expected to be able to maintain a minimum pace of 18 MPH, a little slower into a headwind and a little faster with a tailwind. This ride will focus on developing group riding skills, i.e., hand signs, various types of drafting, single pace-line, dual pace-line, echelon, "wagon wheel" rotation ( ie. rotating paceline ), hiding in the peloton, utilizing the most efficient draft for the conditions and the group.

Ride begins Wednesday, June 10, 2015 and runs through August 26, 2015. This ride will be canceled if weather conditions are not favorable for a safe group ride. Check the club's Facebook page for cancellations. All riders must wear helmets. It is recommended that all riders use a red flashing blinker light on this ride.
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Latest News / June 2015 club meeting agenda
« Last post by Patrick on June 01, 2015, 05:30:55 PM »
3RVS will have the monthly club meeting Thursday, June 4th @ 7:30pm at the downtown library, meeting room B.  All are welcome to attend.

1.  Call to Order

2.  Officer Reports:   

   Secretary - Tim Claypool
   Treasurer - Hugh Smith
   Touring - Steve Pequignot
   Off-Road - Phil Snider 
   Newsletter - Kathy Boling
   Membership - Jane Lewandowski
        Publicity - Mon Will
   Racing - Joe Bartels
   Webmaster - Mike Heyes

5.  Additional Items of Interest
     - Festival Tour
   A. Route
   B.  Registration
   C. T-Shirt Design
     
     -  FWPD Bike Patrol
     
6.  Good of the Order

7.  Adjournment
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Latest News / May 2015 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on May 23, 2015, 01:45:08 PM »
Club Meeting Minutes for May 7, 2015
*Officers present
Patrick Stelte, President
Hugh Smith, Treasurer
Steve Pequignot, Touring
Phil Snider, Off-Road
Jane Lewandowski, Membership
Kathy Boling, Newsletter
Wendy Vieyra, Publicity

*Officers absent
Joe Bartels Racing
Mike Heyes Webmaster

Meeting called to order 7:30 by Patrick. Welcome members Dan Hamblin, Rick Bokern and Tim Ellsworth, extended to guest Greg Beal and officers.  Introduction of officers and members to guests. - minutes presented for meeting of April 2nd 2015. Motion to accept minutes by Steve second by Patrick. Vote carried, minutes accepted.

First order of business, election of new publicity officer.  Patrick nominated Mon Will for office.  No one in attendance offered to nominate another club member for publicity officer.  Mona Will appointed publicity officer.

-Treasurers report by Hugh. Explained debits and credits. Debts include purchase of club jerseys and shorts ($4,941); Donation to Trek the Trails of $500; website domain renewal of $37.99.  Revenue collected from memberships and purchase by club members of jerseys and shorts (pre-paid) for total of $1,605.  Franke Fund has $1,302.

-Touring report by Steve.  “Ride RMHC Tour” wrap up:  total participants of 271 (2014 totaled 195).  Steve was informed by RMHC that the name Ronald McDonald cannot be used in promotion of event (trademark rights).  June weekend touring starts at 10am.  June 20th will be a double tour, morning club ride and evening club ride supporting “I CAN RIDE @ NITE” charity event (3RVS partnership).  Event route has been finalized and approved by FWPD to start at Shoaff Park and consist of 15.4 miles with a leisurely pace.  Festivities to start at 4pm, mass start ride beginning at 7pm with police escort through major intersections.  Pre-registration is $25:  icanbike@eventbrite.com  Day of ride cost of $30.  3RVS has committed to support event with ten Bike Ambassadors.  Steve would also like to thank all Bike Ambassadors for volunteering with Ride RMHC Tour.

Cycling Caps update:  To be shipped May 18th per Steve Pequignot.

Road Off Report by Phil.  Weather has been antagonistic for trail work at Franke Park.  Phil has driven a 35 mile portion of the Festival Tour route and is satisfied with road conditions.

Cycling Shorts update by Kathy.  Side panels of shorts are yellow with logo on back of thigh.  The rest of the short is black with white trim.  The shorts and jerseys will ship by May 30th.

Membership Report by Jane.  252 total members to date with 120 family and 132 individuals.  37 new and renewal memberships since previous month.  Club membership online registration has moved from Active.com to BikeReg.com

Publicity Report by outgoing officer Wendy.  She transferred all appropriate materials to new officer Mona Will.

Racing Report by Kathy.  April 16th club time trial was attended  by 14 riders.  May time trial is Thursday the 21st.  Time trials will run through August and posted on club website.  All participants must be club members to be timed.

Festival Tour Update.  Brochures approved for pricing.  Post meeting note (pricing for Three Rivers Festival promotion has been finalized).  Hincapie Sports offered a proposal to produce jerseys for Festival Tour.  Officers present discussed proposal.  Concerns were stated:  1) timeline is tight for design and orders; 2) club could get stuck with overstock and negative financial balance; 3) suggestion to sell 3RVS jerseys at ride as an alternative.  Final recommendation was not to offer ride specific jerseys for Festival Tour in 2015, but may consider for future rides.

Steve Peguignot has taken responsibility to produce a t-shirt for the Festival Tour and will present design at June meeting.

Girls Ride Out update.  Thursday night club sponsored ride has a new location and ride leader.  Brenda Wiley is the new ride leader and she has moved the ride from Arcola to Roanoke Park.  She has added the possibility of ice cream or winery stop during the ride (dependent to ridership approval for a particular evening).

Fort 4 Fitness update.  3RVS has a partnership with Fort 4 Fitness to support the ride and Patrick would like to thank all Ride Ambassadors for the efforts, as well as Dan Grotrian for volunteering as SAG driver.  Due to rain prior to the event, a number of flat tires occured on the ride requiring ambassadors and Dan assistance.  The pre-registration for event was 904.  Total number of riders will be announced at the June meeting.   

Meeting adjourned at 8:45pm

Minutes taken by Patrick Stelte, 3RVS President.
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Touring / Tuesday May 26 Carroll Ride
« Last post by HughDog on May 13, 2015, 08:46:12 PM »
I won't be able to make it to lead the Carroll ride on Tuesday, May 26 because of a conflict with a school program.  If someone else is willing to take the lead that night, please let me (treasurer@3rvs.com) or Steve Pequignot (touring@3rvs.com) know and we will get it posted. 

Thanks - Hugh
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Touring / Thursday May 7, 2015 Carroll Ride
« Last post by HughDog on May 07, 2015, 01:40:26 PM »
Although a ride from Carroll is not usually scheduled on the first Thursday of the month because of the Club meeting, David Park will be riding from Carroll High School tonight if anyone is interested in joining him.  Departure will be from the north parking lot between the high school and freshman academy at 6:00 pm.
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