====2023 3RVS Approved September Touring Challenge Rules====

3RVS Members – This year is the 10 th  Annual Three Rivers Velo Sport September
Touring Challenge! It will begin on Friday, September 1st and run through Saturday,
September 30th, 2023 (ending with the 3RVS Club Jersey Ride at Franke Park). We’re
happy to announce that the Labor Day Weekend Triple Century Challenge will again be
an option this year for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of Labor Day weekend
(September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th). On Labor Day, Monday September 4th, the St. Joe
Church of Christ is once again allowing us to use their space for our SAG stop for the

St. Joe Century loops. This will be a free event for all members and food will be
provided! Those who complete all three centuries during Labor Day Weekend will be
recognized as hardcore! Mark your calendars for a month of fun and start thinking about
what your personal goal might be for getting outside and riding that bike before the cold
weather arrives!
Below are the official rules from Touring Committee, Joe Bartels and Elana Merritt.
Please read and be aware of the rules.
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 1st through September 30th, 2023. In addition to the awards just mentioned,
podium awards will be presented to the top 3 female and male finishers.
Members' distances for any bicycling event, either a club tour, race, off road, riding by
yourself, or smart trainer program such as Zwift are accepted as long as the ride is
transferred to Strava showing details of the ride, such as distance, time, and a map of
the course ridden.  
 Class 1 and Class 3 E-bikes (no throttle) are eligible for distance medals, but not
for podium positions. Class 2 E-bikes, with throttle power are not permitted and
any distance ridden on such bike will not be counted for this event. 
 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 open to accept 3RVS members to follow you
without asking for a request. If having a public profile is a safety concern for you,
you may email the Challenge Administrator, Steve Pequignot, to discuss
accommodations - .
To join the 3RVS September Touring Challenge, go to  and
sign up. The Strava 3RVS 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. Once verified 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 pre-registered 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
Your weekly distances must be posted on your Strava page at least once per week, but
no later than 11:59pm each Sunday. Questions may be directed to the Challenge

Administrator Steve Pequignot at: . Additionally, you may reach
out to the Touring Committee – Joe Bartels and Elana Merritt, via email
at: and . Distance entries will conclude at
11:59pm September 30th, 2023. Results will be finalized and posted October 1st, 2023.
Daily rides must be entered to Strava and migrated to the September Touring Challenge
by 8:30pm to be included in the daily update. Keep in mind, when Strava has heavy
traffic it sometimes takes up to 30 minutes for a ride to migrate from your page to the
club’s September Touring Challenge page.
 Please be aware of our privacy setting requirements during the challenge. All
members must have their Profile Page, Activities View, Group Activities and
Flyby set to Everyone. All podium finishers MUST have all rides open for review
during the challenge. Any ride(s) not open for review will be deducted from
monthly distance totals before the results become final October 1. Members who
do not have these settings in place may also lose the mileage for distance
 To check/set your view settings open your Strava account, click on the second
from right icon (your photo if you use one) along the top bar, select Settings on
the drop down menu, select Privacy Controls in the left column, select Everyone
in the Profile Page, Activities, Group Activities, and Flyby settings.
 Using these settings everyone can view each of your rides during the challenge.
After October 1st, 2023 you may change your settings as you see fit.
 If your ride is not included in a daily update it means that ride has not migrated to
the club page by the time of the update (usually about 8:30 PM). That ride will be
picked up during the following daily update except for Sundays. All weekly Strava
mileage must be posted and migrated to the club’s Strava page no later than
11:59 PM each Sunday. After that time all prior weekly mileage is locked.

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