Quick Release Newsletter

A publication of 3 Rivers Velo Sport Inc. Founded in 1969, 3RVS is a LAB and IMBA affiliated club, & member of the IBC,USA Cycling and NORBA. Quick Release contains current and planned club biking activities and  and is distributed to all members. Submissions are welcome and due by the 15th of each month. 

It’s Like Déjà vu All Over Again

Written by Patrick Stelte - February 2017

The title to this column works a number of ways.  One of the great American rites of spring is baseball.  The day in which players report to spring training equates to seeing a robin in your yard:  The end of winter is nigh.  New York Yankee great Yogi Berra was famous for misguided euphemisms.  His folksy famous utterances include; “You can observe a lot by just watching”; “Nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowded”, “It ain’t over till it’s over” and “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”  One of his most famous quotes addresses this month's column in adherence to February's message.  Last month, I wrote about the unusually warm January weekend that roused many cyclists to our Show N’ Go in Arcola.  Guess what?...Read more...

Touring February 2017

Written by Steve Pequinot - February 2017

We are only about one month away from our 49th season opening tour. I am pleased to announce our ride leaders for this year. The weekend tours will have four pace groups: A group pace is 20+ MPH which will be led by Patrick Stelte and Steve Pequignot. John Grabowski is returning as the B group ride leader. John will be assisted by Amy Copeland. The B group pace is 18/19 MPH. Mona Will is back as the ride leader for the C group also known as the Cutters. This season Mona will be assisted by YMCA spin guru, Tom Yoder. The C group pace is 16/17 MPH.  Work is still being done to offer a D and E group pace for the weekend tours. D group pace is 14/15 MPH, and E group pace is 12/13 MPH.
Thus far, our confirmed weeknight ride lineup this season will change a little from last year. The highly attended Monday Recovery Ride at Riverside Gardens Park in Leo will again offer A and B pace groups. Ride Leaders are Dan Grotrian and Denny Zech.
For members in the southwest part of town we are offering a new Monday night ride in your area this season....Read more...


From the Membership Desk:

It is membership renewal time!  3RVS memberships are valid from January1st to December 31st annually.  If you have not already renewed for 2017 please consider doing so now as the March newsletter is the last newsletter that will be sent to those who have not yet renewed for 2017.  By not renewing you will also miss out on your member discount at local bike shops as you gear up for spring riding as well as free admission to club only events and reduced admission to the Festival Tour and other select events and many other club benefits.  Renewal is still only $20 for an individual or $30 for a family and can be easily done on-line for a small convenience fee at  or you may print your membership form at and mail it in to the PO Box on the form.  Don’t forget when completing the form as a family, both listed adults need to sign the form to be valid.  If are not sure if you still need to renew or have any questions on your membership please feel free to message me at
Amy Copeland
Membership Director

March 2017 Show 'N Go Schedule

All rides start at Noon. Watch the 3RVS Facebook page on Friday for any updates.

Saturday 3/4      Flaugh Rd. (FFCU 11:45am, Flaugh 12:00, Arcola 12:15pm)
Sunday 3/5         Homestead HS
Saturday 3/11    Homestead HS
Sunday 3/12       Flaugh Rd. (FFCU 11:45am, Flaugh 12:00, Arcola 12:15pm)
Saturday 3/18    Flaugh Rd. (FFCU 11:45am, Flaugh 12:00, Arcola 12:15pm)
Sunday 3/19       Homestead HS
Saturday 3/25    Homestead HS
Sunday 3/26       Flaugh Rd. (FFCU 11:45am, Flaugh 12:00, Arcola 12:15pm)

2-3 hour Show N Go rides with route, destination and pace determined by group. More Info here.

3RVS Group Riding Guidelines

Every bike club has there own way of riding in a group. The officers have formalized a detailed series of guidelines that we follow. Please read through these guidelines, which can be found here.

Join 3RVS

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.

Download a print application here.
Online registration form is here.
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