Does it Fit?
Written by Mona Wills - June 2019
As a kid, we never really worried much about whether we had a good fit on the bike or not. If we could pedal it while sitting on the seat, or even just standing on the pedals and wouldn’t permanently damage our crotch area if we had to come to a quick halt it was fine. Right? Did it really matter if you had to bring the bike right up next to the back-porch step to get on the bike? Did it matter if you had a single speed, a 3 speed, or a 5 speed? Did it matter that it was a bike that had been handed down by older brothers or sisters? Probably not. What really mattered was that you could keep up with your riding buddies/friends and that you could ride as long as you wanted or as long as your parents would let you.
3RVS CARES - Thank you
Written by Mona Will - May 2019
A very important piece of legislation for bicycle safety was passed in March and is now in on the desk of Governor Holcomb to be signed. This bill, HB1236 (aka 3 feet passing bill) is the result of many other previous versions that had been submitted and then sidelined for one reason or the other. Thanks to the many voices and emails of support from concerned cyclists, friends, and family to contact our elected legislators to get behind this bill it will soon be law.
3RVS CARES - Safe passing bill is on its way to the Senate
Written by Mona Will, March 2019
Let me start off by saying, that I’m not a political person. I have never taken the time to understand the ins and outs of who proposes what ideas and then the channels that are used to bring a bill or act into being. Therefore the language I use may seem very elementary to some. But this is how I’m going to have to present it so that other non-political people like me, that are truly concerned about cyclists being safe on the roads can understand.
3RVS CARES - for Heart of the City
Written by Mona Will, January 2019
Heart of the City is a local not for profit organization that provides services for the underserved in our community. A few of our members volunteer their time to help with the program that repairs donated bikes so that they are in working order for people to have and use.
Why Do You Ride?
Written by Kymberly Byers, December 2018
An easy question to answer until you stop and think about it for a moment. The reasons I ride today are drastically different than the reasons on my first Tuesday evening at Kreager Park. And those reasons were different than when I purchased my first new bicycle and even that reason was different than when I bought a garage sale bicycle to begin my cycling journey. So why do I ride?
3RVS CARES - CIBA Foundation
Written by Mona Will - September 2018
Three Rivers Velo Sport Cyclists Advocating RESponsibility-it’s a mouthful to say but even more so, it’s quite an undertaking. Responsibility for what? For better passing laws on the road? For safer riding? For taking care of your fellow cyclists? For what?
Destination Ride #7 - Corvette Museum
Written by Jennifer Altherr and Amy Copeland
My First Horsey Hundred (it won’t be my last!)
Written by John Grabowski - June 2017
I’d been interested in the Horsey Hundred for a few years after hearing great things about the ride from several fellow 3RVS members, and I was thrilled to be able to work it into my schedule this year just in time for its 40th anniversary. The Horsey Hundred is organized by the Bluegrass Cycling Club and takes place northwest of Lexington in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass region. The 2-day (Saturday/Sunday) ride offers a wide variety of distance options each day, with the longest route on Saturday being a century.
Destination Ride #1 - Nickle Plate Trail
By Jennifer Altherr and Amy Copeland - May 2017
The first in a series of Destination Rides was held on April 22. Most people met at Starbucks at Coventry in Fort Wayne and carpooled to the beginning of the ride.
A New Beginning
by Kymberly Byers - March 2017
As the summer of 2015 got into full swing, I had been riding my Trek hybrid bicycle fairly religiously since the beginning of April. I was very happy moseying along taking pictures of lakes, sunrises and sunsets. I had done a couple of bike trails up in Michigan, I had even biked along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers while on vacation. Many of the people that I talked with in my travels had asked if I had ridden this or that event, I pretty much look at them with a blank stare because I had no idea what they were talking about.
New Club Leadership
Written by Patrick Stelte, President, 3RVS
Every January, Three Rivers Velo Sport holds officer elections for the coming year. The terms for each of the nine offices is one year. With the club’s formation in 1969, five decades of club members have guided 3RVS and maintained continuity for cycling enthusiasts in our community. Good stewardship is not as glamorous as creating something new. Yet, without this kind of dedication, volunteer organizations crumble and fall away. This past month, four new officers were elected to the board. Such turnover is unusual with a mature organization that is running smoothly. I see the turnover as a sign of enthusiasm from new membership in the last few years.