September Touring Challenge

Written by Steve Pequinot

Good news everyone! The September Touring Challenge is back for its sixth season. Better news, if you rode the Century Labor Day Tour those miles will count along with the other miles you rode since September 2. Also as a bonus, since the Saturday, September 1st Century Tour was rained out we are adding one extra bonus day on October 1. Doing so will afford everyone the opportunity to ride a thirty-day challenge. Our sixth annual September Touring Challenge is now under way.


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Awards will be presented at our annual End of Season Party to club members who join this club challenge and log their cycling distance on Strava. Awards will be presented to 3RVS members who bicycle 500, 750, 1000, or 1610 kilometers (1,000 miles) from September 2 through October 1, 2019.

Your distance for any bicycling event, either a club tour, race, off road, or riding by yourself will be accepted as long as the ride is uploaded to Strava via a smart phone Strava app, Garmin device, or compatible equipment. No manual entries will be accepted unless your recording device fails during your ride, in which case you may enter your lost miles as a manual entry along with the portion of the ride that was recorded offering an explanation for the lost distance in the description box. Your Strava account must be opened to accept 3RVS members to follow you without asking for a request.

To join the 3RVS September Touring Challenge, go to and sign up. The Strava September Touring Challenge page is a closed group for club members only. After you apply to join the challenge your 3RVS membership will be verified, then your place on the roster will be approved. If you were a 3RVS member last year and joined the 3RVS September Touring Challenge you are likely already signed up for this year’s challenge provided you are still a 3RVS member. If you are unsure if you are signed up go to your Strava Profile, look under Clubs for the Three Rivers Velo Sport September Touring Challenge logo. If it is on your Profile you are registered.

Non-3RVS members may not participate in this challenge and have been removed from the group page. Non-members may join 3RVS then sign up for the challenge. Only kilometers ridden after joining 3RVS will be counted in the challenge. In addition to the awards mentioned above, podium awards will be presented to the top 3 female and male finishers. To view the daily kilometer leaderboard go to: it will be activated Monday, September 9, 2019 and will include all miles ridden since September 2, 2019.

Your weekly distances must be posted on your Strava page at least once per week, no later than 11:59 PM., each Sunday. Questions may be directed via email to: Distance entries will conclude at 11:59 PM., October 1, 2019. Results will be finalized and posted October 2, 2019.