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.
Thanks To Our 2016 Ride Leaders
Another riding season is in the books, and it's been a great one! Our rides owe their success in large part to the ride leaders who show up for each of the rides. They welcome riders, answer any questions, and start the rides on time. If there is an accident or mishap that involves injury to a club member, the ride leaders complete the appropriate paperwork for any insurance claims.
Three Rivers Velo Sport Team Repeats as National Bike Challenge Winners
Written by Amy Copeland - November 2016
With a rocky start in the month of May finishing up in 6th place overall and 2nd place just 1373 points behind the Mind Brain Social Club in the Extra Large team category, the team continued to build in numbers and momentum and never looked back. By the end of June the team had taken the overall lead for the extra large team and held it for the remainder of the challenge, which ended September 30th, finishing 77,506 points ahead of the 2nd place MBSC team. The 99 member 3RVS team also finished in 4th place overall nationally against the top three teams each having 273 to 443 members.
The team point leader for the year was Steve Pequignot with a total of 14,414 points followed by Jeff Kenny with 10,846. Both gentlemen earned the coveted double diamond status for being over 10,000 points. Jody Thomas rounded out the top 3 for the gentlemen with a diamond level showing of 9,062 points. The top three ladies were Amy Copeland with 6982 points, Denise Snider with 6,119 points and Jennifer Altherr with 6,046 points all earning the diamond level.