Summit City Cycling Challenge (formerly Three Rivers Festival Tour)

Friday July 22 - Sunday July 24

Three Days and Three Ways to Ride

Sweetwater Performance Pavillion

5501 US Highway 30 West

Fort Wayne, Indiana   

 

The Festival Tour is changing its name and date, but 3RVS is still providing the same great riding experience, wonderful SAG food and mechanical support that you have come to expect.

This year we will once again be offering a choice of  one, two, or all three rides. Your challenge will be choosing your ride(s) and the distance.  Can you do all three?

Friday, the ride will begin in a central location in downtown Fort Wayne. Our experienced group ride leader will take you on an 10-mile ride around and through the vibrant downtown and nearby neighborhoods. The ride will be on the city's trails and low traffic city streets. This evening event is complimentary for any registered road or gravel rider.  If you prefer to do only the trail ride, there is a nominal fee.  Bring some extra cash for a post ride beverage and/or meal in one of the many restaurants and watering holes downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.

Saturday is the cornerstone ride of the weekend events.  The ride starts at Sweetwater Sound with route options of 20, 40, 62 (metric century) and 100 (full century) mile rides.  Our routes take you through gently rolling countryside along the backroads of Allen and Whitley counties with Indiana’s scenic vistas.  The Morsches Park air-conditioned pavilion in Columbia City is the central SAG for longer distances with looping routes that allow riders to add or subtract from their initial challenge distance.  

The ultimate challenge for Saturday is the "Looney Century."  This route takes you around sections of tranquil Loon Lake.  You will be guided by Daffy Duck to the SAG and greeted by Bugs Bunny.  At the other end of the spectrum, the 20-mile route will SAG in Arcola with drinks and food.  All routes have vehicle support.  All riders end at Sweetwater Sound with ice cream, music and achievement recognition under a shady canopy.

The last challenge is the "Dustbuster" gravel ride on Sunday . We have a new starting point in 2022 (St. Joe Conservation Club) which gets you to the gravel sections sooner.  Both the 20- and 40-mile routes are a mix of just enough pavement to catch your breath, before you hit the gravel once again.  The terrain is a mix of flat roads and rolling hills through DeKalb and Allen County.   SAG support is provided on the gravel routes. 

A helmet is required for all rides.

The 2022 Summit City Cycling Challenge features:

  • 3 days of rides;
  • Friday Greenway and Town Ride
  • Ride distances of 20, 40, 62, and the “Loon-y Century” 100-mile route on Saturday (Download Routes Here)
  • 20 mile & 40 mile gravel ride on Sunday
  • Discounted Early Bird Registration
  • Multiple SAG stops with GREAT food
  • Well-marked routes and ride maps
  • Post-ride ice cream

 Online registration

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Routes, Cues & Pics
The GPS files for all tour routes are now available at Summit City Cycling Challenge Routes. We’ve
also created cue sheets for each of the routes. We will not provide printed copies of the cue sheets
at registration, but you can download and print the cues here: SCCC Route Cues.
We’ve created a Photo Share site for this year’s ride. If you have some fun pics from the ride that
you’d like to share, you can upload them here: SCCC Photo Share. You will need to sign in using
your Google account to upload photos to the site. You can go to the site anytime to view the photos
that have been added.

 

Schedule:

Ride Check-in & Packet Pick Up; Friday July 22

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Plymouth Congregational Church

501 W Berry St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Parking lot located directly across the street , northside of the church

City Trail Tour; Friday July 22

Mass Start: 6:30 PM

Plymouth Congregational Church

501 W Berry St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Saturday Road Ride: Saturday July 23

Packet Pickup & Check-In: 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Mass Start: 8:00 AM

Sweetwater Performance Pavilion

5501 US Highway 30 W, Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Sunday Dustbuster Gravel Ride: Sunday July 24

Packet Pickup & Check-In: 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Mass Start: 8:00 AM

St. Joe Valley Conservation Club

5871 Co Rd 60, St Joe, IN 46785

 

 

Fees:

Registration Date

Sat July 23

Road Ride

Sun July 24

Gravel Ride

Saturday & Sunday

Early Bird Registration $35 $25 $50
June 1 to July 8 $40 $30 $60

July 9 - July 21

$45

$35

$70

Weekend of Registration $50 $40 $80

Friday Trail Ride is complimentary with a paid registration for the Gravel or Road ride.

Children 12 and under ride free!

Discount for current 3rvs members.

 

 

Non-Online registration

Click here to download printable ride application. 2022 Summit City Cycling Challenge Registration Form
 
Mail both the form and payment to:
 
Summit City Cycling Challenge
P.O.Box 11391
Fort Wayne, IN 46857-1391

 

Additional Information

For more information or questions, please email them at summitcitycyclingchallenge@3rvs.com