Complete Streets

December  15, 2015 - Written by Kate Riordan

Streets are an important part of the fabric of our communities: they allow adults to get to work, kids to get to school, and people to visit neighborhood stores. Our streets should be built so that anyone, whether they’re young or old, on foot or on bike, in a car or on a bus, can move around easily and comfortably. Throughout Indiana and across the country, citizens are asking planners and engineers to “complete” the streets in their cities by making them safer, more accessible, and easier for everyone. Complete Streets are streets that are for everyone, no matter who they are or how they choose to travel.

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The new kid on the block, or rather the new kid on the bike:  Jacob Patterson Brennan

Written by Mona Will - November 2015

It was a mid-summer evening and the Rogue’s, numbering somewhere around, 8 were ready to ride.  I happened to glance over to see a young man walking towards us pushing a flat bar mountain bike.  He was tall, a bit lanky, dressed in a tee shirt and shorts, and wearing ordinary sneakers. 

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mike heyes is looking for some chili!!

The First Chilly Challenge

Written by Michael Heyes - November 2015

Back in 1996 there were few choices if you wanted to do a group ride on New Years Day. At the time, the only ride like that in Indiana was The Polar Bear ride in Kokomo. I thought it would be nice to have a local ride so we wouldn't have to make that long drive there and back. So I thought 3RVS should put on its own ride as a thank you to club members and the general public. Now look where we are;  there are several New Years Day day rides in Indiana. 

 

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Fun with GPS Route Art and a Space Invader

by John Grabowski on October 21, 2015

I first became interested in attempting “GPS Route Art” or “GPS Doodles” last year when I planned and rode/wrote a giant 121-mile birthday greeting for my wife.  What is GPS route art? GPS route art uses a GPS recording of an activity (i.e. running, cycling, hiking) to create large-scale artwork, and it’s been around for longer than you may think:

Read more: Time to ride - let's make a Space Invader!

Shoreline West 2015

Written by Chuck Bash

I have been asked to write about my summer vacation; no really about the multiple day bike rides I did this summer, 2015. Marilyn Bash and I did three multiple day bike rides of the League of Michigan Bicyclists this past summer, 2015.

You can see pictures of the ride at this link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/leagueofmichiganbicyclists/sets/72157656711892956

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Michigan Upper Peninsula Ride 2015

written by Chuck Bash

I have been asked to write about my summer vacation; no really about the multiple day bike rides I did this summer, 2015. Marilyn Bash and I did three multiple day bike rides of the League of Michigan Bicyclists this past summer, 2015.

The second was in July, MUP, which stands for Michigan Upper Peninsula. It is a seven day loop tour in the eastern end of the UP. Because we have done each of the past 5 years, and likely will do it again in 2016, I will fluctuate between past and present tense.

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Sunrise Tour 2015

Written by Chuck Bash

I have been asked to write about my summer vacation; no really about the multiple day bike rides I did this summer. Marilyn Bash and I did three multiple day bike rides of the League of Michigan Bicyclists this summer.

The first, the Sunrise Tour was hosted in Alpena, Michigan. We arrived the evening of Thursday, June 18, for a Rider meeting and cheese and wine reception. All of the rides were in the Alpena area, so we, and the other two couples from this area, got rooms at the Sanctuary Inn in advance. This was our first Sunrise Tour, and our first in a long time that was not camping, it seemed pretty luxurious. There were about 150 riders on the tour.

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Earnie's Adventures Down Under 

written by Earnie Williamson, circa 2000

After my Cross-country trip last year, I wanted to try to maintain fitness over the winter. I figured that I would find multiple excuses for not riding the wind trainer, so I looked for a trip in the first part of the year where it was warm. I initially signed up with the tour company that did the Cross-country trip. Because of Y2K complications, they canceled theirs, but were kind enough to recommend a New Zealand based company, PEDALTOURS.

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Group Riding Tips - Part 3

Written by Patrick Stelte

Pace vs. Average Speed - Often, group rides are advertised as average speed or pace.  At first glance, you would think that the two are the same.  This is false. Average speed is the end result of a ride.  “We averaged 17.2 mph for 40 miles”.  During those 40 miles, the group could not ride 17.2 mph continuously.  

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"WOW, A GENE AUTRY BIKE!"

Written by Karen Walker

Who would have thought that a museum in the little town of New Bremen, Ohio, would have over 200 bicycles, including bicycles dating back to the early 1800's.

On Saturday, August 21, 1999, a group of about ten 3RVS members met in Neptune, Ohio, and rode about 20 miles to New Bremen to tour the Bicycle Museum of America. The drive to Neptune was easy and took less than an hour. Neptune is on U.S. 33, southeast of Decatur.

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Germanfest with our Germans

Written by Karen Walker
 
In 1996, he Three Rivers Velo Sport club had the pleasure to sponsor a group of bicycle riders from our sister city of Gera, Germany during their visit this year. They brought their bikes and took part in many of our club rides, visited the Tour de Loops, and raced in the Germanfest bicycle criterium. Our club's publicist, Karen Walker, has written down some of her memories of their visit.

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