Three Rivers Velo Sport September Touring Challenge 3RVS September Touring Challenge | Fort Wayne, IN 46835

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2021 - The 8th Annual 3RVS September Touring Challenge has Concluded
The September Touring Challenge is available to members only. 3RVS membership is available at www.3rvs.com.

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September 1, 2021, Sean Martin tops Steve Pequignot's one day distance record of 178 miles with an opening day ride of 184 miles.

September 5, 2021, Joe Bartels sets a new distance record of 200.15 miles riding a bike in one day during the September Touring Challenge.

Labor Day, September 6, 2021, Marvin Vastbinder, Joe Bartels, Marty Smolinski, Mark Geiger, Clinton Allen, Krista Stockman, Tom Loucks, and Kelly Barnes complete the 100 mile St. Joe Century. During the Labor Day St. Joe Century 58 riders complete a total of 4137 kilometers. 

Three riders completed the 304 mile Labor Day Weekend Triple Century. Congratulations to Mark Geiger, Marty Smolinski and Joe Bartels. These riders will receive a special recognition award at the club's end of season party.

September 11, 2021, Joe Bartels becomes the first member to reach the top distance level of 1,610 kilometers (1,000 miles) in this year's challenge. 

September 16, 2021, Denise Snyder becomes the first woman to reach 1,000 kilometers in the 2021 September Touring Challenge.

September 18, 2021, a perfect weather day for cycling and the biggest day ever for the September Touring Challenge as records fall. Collectively, Team 3RVS rode a total of 4,671 kilometers (2,902 miles) in one day; and, Valerie Litznerski sets a new one-day distance record in the September Touring Challenge of 509.8 kilometers (316.8 miles), which breaks the distance record for the third time this year. This one will be hard to top.

September 25, 2021, Denise Snyder becomes the first woman to reach the top distance level of 1,610 kilometers in the 2021 Challenge.

September 26, 2021, Valerie Litznerski joins Denise Snyder as the first two women to reach the 1,610 kilometer (1,000 miles) level.

September 28, 2021, Maureen Randall and Henry Swinty become the 10th and 11th members to reach the top award level of 1,610 kilometers.

September 29, 2021, Tim Johnston is the 12th member to reach the top level of 1,610 kilometers. 

September 30, 2021, Hugh Smith joins the top tier of members who reached the 1,610 kilometer award level for this year's challenge.



2021 September Touring Challenge Podium Places

Ladies' Division
First Place - Denise Snyder 2,065 kilometers
Second Place - Valerie Litznerski 1,809 kilometers
Third Place - Maureen Randall 1,684 kilometers

Men's Division
Challenge Champion -  Joe Bartels 5,027 kilometers
Second Place - Mark Geiger 3,500 kilometers
Third Place - Tom Loucks 2,831 kilometers



The Three Rivers Velo Sport Road of Fame

3RVS members who have competed in any of the eight September Touring Challenges and finished with 1,610 or more kilometers in any one challenge will be inducted into the Three Rivers Velo Sport Road of Fame. Below is a list of all Road of Fame members.

2021 Three Rivers Velo Sport September Touring Challenge Road of Fame Members
The Class of 2021 September Touring Challenge members inducted into the Road of Fame
 1 Joe Bartels 5,027 kilometers
 2 Mark Geiger 3,500 kilometers
 3 Tom Loucks 2,831 kilometers
 4 Marty Smolinski 2,418 kilometers
 5 Denise Snyder 2,065 kilometers
 6 Jim Snyder 2,065 kilometers
 7 Mike Miller 2,024 kilometers
 8 Valerie Litznerski 1,809 kilometers
 9 Sean Martin 1,806 kilometers
10 Tim Johnston 1,750 kilometers 
11 Henry Swinty 1,697 kilometers
12 Maureen Randall 1,684 kilometers
​13 Hugh Smith 1,618 kilometers

2020 Three Rivers Velo Sport September Touring Challenge Road of Fame Members
1 Steve Pequignot 4,921 kilometers
2 Joe Bartels 4,034 kilometers
3 Maureen Randall 2,501 kilometers
4 Marty Smolinski 2,145 kilometers
5 Deborah Watts 2,096 kilometers
6 Rick Bokern 1,878 kilometers
7 Patrick Stelte 1,733 kilometers
8 Tim Landrum 1,657 kilometers
9 Diana Schowe 1,654 kilometers
10 Nathan Woods 1,651 kilometers
11 Sean Martin 1,629 kilometers
12 Shane Powell 1,629 kilometers


2019 Three Rivers Velo Sport September Touring Challenge Road of Fame Members
1 Steve Pequignot 3,336 kilometers
2 Lisa Mabbitt 2,279 kilometers
3 Marty Smolinski 2,010 kilometers
4 Emily Baltes 1,969 kilometers
5 Denise Snyder 1,827 kilometers
6 Jim Snyder 1,827 kilometers
7 Patrick Stelte 1,662 kilometers
8 Doug Wintin 1,626 kilometers
9 Rick Bokern 1,260 kilometers


2018 Three Rivers Velo Sport September Touring Challenge Road of Fame Members
 1 Mark Linn 3,326 kilometers
 2 Kymberly Byers 2,783 kilometers
 3 Denise Snyder 2,295 kilometers
 4 Jim Snyder 2,295 kilometers
 5 Steve Pequignot 2,183 kilometers
 6 Marty Smolinski 2,013 kilometers
 7 David Park 1,953 kilometers
 8 Jason Maier 1,921 kilometers
 9 Mark Geiger 1,732 kilometers
10 Patrick Stelte 1,718 kilometers
11 Rick Bokern 1,647 kilometers
12 Russ Stephens 1,633 kilometers


2017 Three Rivers Velo Sport September Touring Challenge Road of Fame Members
 1 Steve Pequignot 4,500 kilometers
 2 Shane Powell 2,716 kilometers
 3 Mark Linn 2163 kilometers
 4 Jon Rodino 2,023 kilometers
 5 Mark Geiger 1,927 kilometers
 6 Patrick Stelte 1,888 kilometers​
 7 David Park 1,794 kilometers
 8 Susan Zuber 1,775 kilometers
 9 Rex Connelly 1,741 kilometers
10 Rudy Schmidtke 1,691 kilometers
11 Russ Stephens 1,652 kilometers
12 Fergie Meek 1,620 kilometers


2016 Three Rivers Velo Sport September Touring Challenge Road of Fame Members
 1 Steve Pequignot 4,516 kilometers
 2 Jody Thomas 3,238 kilometers
 3 Rick Pegg 2,911 kilometers
 4 Deborah Watts 2,266 kilometers
 5 David Park 2,000 kilometers
 6 Matt Misner 1,945 kilometers
 7 Amy Copeland 1,850 kilometers
 8 Beth Ann Green 1,792 kilometers
 9  Dennis Zech 1,737 kilometers
10 Rex Connelly 1,730 kilometers
11 Russ Stephens 1,630 kilometers
12 Mona Will 1,627 kilometers
13 Patrick Steltie  1,616 kilometers
14 Scott Thomsits 1,613 kilometers


2015 Three Rivers Velo Sport September Touring Challenge Road of Fame Members
1 Steve Pequignot 3,518 kilometers
2 Matt Misner 2,751 kilometers
3 Jody Thomas 2,578 kilometers
4 Rob Hentz 1,708 kilometers
5 Russ Stephens 1,672 kilometers
6 Patrick Stelte 1,629 kilometers


2014 Three Rivers Velo Sport September Touring Challenge Road of Fame Members
1 Rob Hentz 2,428 kilometers
2 Steve Pequignot 1,979 kilometers
3 Matt Misner 1,961 kilometers
4 Deborah Watts 1,744 kilometers
5 Rex Connelly 1,614 kilometers

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