50th Annual Three Rivers Festival Tour
Friday July 9 - Sunday July 11
Sweetwater Performance Pavillion
5501 US Highway 30 West
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Join us for Three Rivers Velo Sport’s 50th Festival Tour!
The Three Rivers Festival Tour is 50 years young in 2021 and Three Rivers Velo Sport will celebrate this special occasion with 3 days of riding!
We have scheduled a slow roll "city tour" on Friday evening that will encompass city streets, city trails, and cityscapes. Saturday will be a gravel ride in Whitley County and Sunday will be the grand finale, our traditional Festival Tour road ride.
The city tour will be approximately 10-15 miles, the gravel ride will offer both 20 mile and 40 mile options, and the road ride will offer multiple routes that will be as short as 20 miles and as long as a full century. The road ride will feature full service SAGS stocked with delicious snacks and tasty treats; an air-conditioned pavilion at our main SAG in Columbia City is supported by full indoor bathroom facilities and roving support vehicles. The Saturday gravel ride will be roughin' it with minimal SAG support outlined by rolling hide-away roads and back country scenery.
A full weekend adventure will find you on some of the best city trails, quiet country roads, languishing landscapes, challenging hills and freshwater lakes. Gravel or paved, what tops any of that on a warm summer ride?
We've made our registration fees very affordable so everyone can ride, and we've included special pricing if you sign up for both days. The Friday night City Trail Tour is complimentary for registered riders.
We will be adding more information on this page and the Three Rivers Festival Tour Facebook page as plans materialize.
The 2021 Festival Tour features:
- New 3 days of rides;
- NEW this year a 20 mile & 45 mile gravel ride on Saturday
- Ride distances of 20, 40, 62, and the “Loon-y Century” 100-mile route
- Discounted Early Bird Registration
- Multiple SAG stops with GREAT food
- Well-marked routes and ride maps
- Post-ride ice cream
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
The registrations are coming in strong for the 2021 Three Rivers Festival Tour, which we love to see. If the numbers continue in a similar pattern, we’ll have the largest attendance of riders in many years. As a result, we need to fill more volunteer slots than previous years.
If you or your friends and family members are willing to help us, we would greatly appreciate it. Here is the link for the sign up. You simply click on the link and add your name and contact information. You can sign up for multiple shifts of just one-whatever will work with your schedule.
All open positions and a brief description of the duties are listed. All volunteers are eligible to ride the tour for free. If you aren’t able to ride the day of the tour because you are volunteering, but would like to ride the route, we are hosting a volunteer ride on Sunday 7/18, with a celebration dinner following the ride. Thank you for your invaluable time and support of the 50th Three Rivers Festival Tour bike ride.
Contact Roiann at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Ride Check-in & Packet Pick Up; Friday July 9
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Summit City Bicycles & Fitness
3801 Lima Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
City Trail Tour; Friday July 9
Mass Start: 6:00 PM
Sport ONE / Parkview Fieldhouse Parking Lot
3946 Ice Way, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Saturday Gravel Ride: Saturday July 10
Packet Pickup & Check-In: 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Mass Start: 8:00 AM
Whitley County Family YMCA Pavilion
950 E Van Buren St, Columbia City, IN 46725
3 Rivers Festival Road Tour: Sunday July 11
Packet Pickup & Check-In: 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Staggered Group Starts: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Sweetwater Performance Pavilion
5501 US Highway 30 W, Fort Wayne, IN 46818
Festival Tour Routes:
The routes will be finalized shortly before the date of the ride. For a sneak preview of the preliminary routes, click on the links below.
Sat July 10
Sun July 11
Saturday & Sunday
June 1 thru July 4
After July 4
Friday Trail Ride is complimentary with a paid registration for the Gravel or Road ride.
Children 12 and under ride free!