Come ride with us!

You don't have to be a member to join our rides. But we hope that once you've ridden with us that you will see how much fun it is and will want to become a member and help us to support cycling in northeast Indiana. Visiting cyclists are always welcome.

 

Monday Morning Meandering and Musings - Ride begins: When weather permits.

Depart time: 9:00 AM.
Start Location: varies - check MMM ride schedule
Distance in miles: 8 - 12 miles
Ride Leader: Mona Will - September by Angie and Kathi
Pace: leisurely, E pace
Route Description: varies between city streets, city trails and the occasional over a grassy tuft or bumpy stretch to get to where we want to go.
Ride Description: This ride is designed for women and girls that are fairly new to riding or if it's just been a long time since they've ridden. Rides are slow paced and no one will be dropped. This is an opportunity to meet other women and girls, enjoy a mid-ride refreshment, and put in a few miles each week.
Note: This is a women-only event.

 

Monday Spokesmen Ride - Ride begins: When weather permits.

Depart time: 6:00 PM.
Location: Spokesmen Cycling Bike Shop, 247 N. Main Street, Roanoke, Indiana. Available parking in lot northwest of shop at Main and 3rd Street.
Distance: 27/30 miles
Ride Leader: Doug Wintin
Pace: 16/19 MPH.
Route: Marked Dan Henrys, some rollers on paved or chip & seal roads.

 

Monday "Time Trial/Triathlon Bike" Training Ride - Ride begins: April 30

Depart Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Saturn Church, 6731 East 800 South (in Whitley County, about 1 mile West of Aboite Center and County Line Road)
Distance: 26 Miles
Ride Leader: Mark Witmer
Pace: 17-20+ MPH
Route: Loop, dependent on wind and determined by Ride Leader.
Ride description: This ride is intended to be a recovery ride for those who might have raced over the weekend or for those gearing up for other 3RVS rides during the week. Pace will be dictated by those who show up, but will likely be no slower than 17 mph and as high as anyone might be comfortable going. It will be a no drop ride, but it is possible there might be multiple groups riding depending on who shows up (A, B, and C) and so some possible split ups when grouping is employed. This ride is not limited to Time Trial/Triathlon bikes. Anyone with a road bike is welcome to ride. Unlike the regular Wednesday Saturn ride, this ride will be less of a race and more of a workout. The ride will start at 6:00 pm. I recommend those interested in joining the ride arrive at 5:45 pm so that we have ample time to discuss desired speed and set up groups as might be justified by those present.


 

Tuesday Kreager Tour - Ride ends Ocotober 9, 2018

Depart Time:  Sept.25 & Oct.2: 5:45pm ; Oct.9: 5:30pm.
Location: Kreager Park, 6400 North River Road, east of Maplecrest Road. Meet at the main parking lot, on the west side, near the tennis courts.
Distance: 25/30 miles
Ride leader: Deb Watts and Susan Zuber
Pace: 13/15 MPH.
Route:  This tour is designed for leisure, enjoying the scenery and a little exercise. Early season tours will ride in the direction of Woodburn.

 

Tuesday Skills Tour - Ride begins: May 1, 2018

Depart Time:  6:00 PM.
Location: Jefferson Middle School, 5303 Wheelock Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835.
Distance: 25/42 miles based on the group and sunset time.
Ride Leader: Steve Pequignot
Pace: 18/20 MPH. at the beginning of the season, pace usually increases during season as riders improve their training and skill level.
Route:  Heads east on County Road 424 to Woodburn and Antwerp, on near perfect, flat, low traveled roads. This group focuses on group riding and drafting skills. As the season progresses riders will try to earn their A Group Wings by staying with a 20-MPH pace group using the group skills they learned during these rides. Riders will learn various drafting techniques, how to rise from the saddle in a group, and how to ride safely with a group. This is an aerobar friendly ride.

 

Tuesday Night Criterium Practice - Ride begins: April 24

Depart Time: Check in starts at 5:30PM ride starts at 6:30PM
Location: Baerfield Motorsports Park
Distance: 800 meter track. Multiple races of several laps
Rider Leader: Dave McComb
Pace: Race Simulation
Route: Closed loop race course
Ride description: The purpose of this ride is to simulate real race conditions so that racers can learn to handle many different competitive situations and also to gain the kind of group ride experience that only a race can simulate. Participants must be 3RVS Members and sign a waiver.

 


 

Wednesday Saturn Ride - Ride begins: April 11, 2018

Depart Time:  6:00 PM.
Location: Saturn Church, 6731 East 800 South (in Whitley County, about 1 mile West of Aboite Center and County Line Road)
Distance: 25/27 miles
Ride Leader: Patrick Stelte
Pace: 20+ MPH.  There may also be a second group that rides at a slower pace that generally stays together for the entire ride.
Route: The routes go to either Roanoke or Columbia City and will be the same as last year. The group decides on which route to take the night of the ride.

 

Wednesday Rogue Ride - Ride begins: April 25, 2018

Depart: 6:15 PM.
Location: varies -  August 29 Tillman Park, 9/5 Carroll HS, 9/12 Carroll HS, 9/19 Tillman
Distance: 20/25 miles
Ride Leader: Mona Will
Pace: 16/17 MPH.
Routes: Tillman Park, meet in the parking lot running parallel to Tillman Road. Ride out of the park at 615P. Side benefit from riding from this location are restrooms at the park and a gas station across the road for last minute snack attacks. Carroll High School, meet in southeast parking lot.


 

Thursday Girls Ride Out - Ride begins: May 3

Depart Time: 6:00 PM.
Location: Roanoke Park, corner of Seminary & 8th Street, Roanoke, Indiana.
Distance: 20/25 miles.
Ride Leaders: Brenda Wiley and Sara Landrum
Pace: 14/15 MPH.
Route: Will change weekly.
Note: This is a women-only event.

 

Thursday Kreager "A" Ride - Ride begins: April 26, 2018

Depart Time: 6:00 PM.
Location: Kreager Park
Distance: 38 miles, based on sunset time.
Ride Leaders: Shane Powell and Charlie Copeland
Pace: 20+ MPH.
Route: East route to Antwerp, 38 miles on flat roadsThis ride will feature and then the pace will increase to L4(FTP) time trial pace. The ride leaders will slow the pace toward the end to achieve a proper cool-down period. This is an aerobar friendly ride.


First Friday of each month The City Tour

Depart Time:  6:30 PM.
Location: Lawton Park, east end of parking lot near trailhead kiosk.
Distance: 8/10 miles.
Ride Leaders: Amy Copeland and Jennifer Altherr
Pace: 10/12 MPH.
Ride first Friday of every month, including winter.
Route: Downtown paved city streets and trails. The tour concludes with a post-ride social review at an indoor location.