The 44th running of the Elk River Valley was a success. As far as we know everyone enjoyed the routes (12,52 and 75 miles) and no one was hurt. However, Mica Jon was “tackled” by a playful black lab and went down; he says he is fine but his bike was injured pretty badly.
There were around 65 riders for the September 9th ride. In addition to HRBike members, there was a huge contingent from the Murfreesboro Bike Club, a few Veloteers’, several from the Columbia Bike Club and one or two from other clubs.
Due to the way the registration was managed, we also have several new members: 4 families and 9 individuals. The combination of HRBike memberships and sale of HRBike merchandise helped us to come out in the black. Continue reading
The first Elk River Valley 100 in 1974 was a big club ride and it was FREE. For 2017 we’re going to do the same thing! No fee so none of the usual amenities but some of the finest cycling around.
The ride will start at West Middle School in Tullahoma at 8 am, on September 9. There are 3 great routes-75 mi with Monteagle mountain, 52 mi no mountain, and a 12 mi laid back route; each include store stops where you can purchase snacks. Thanks to Paul Schwer, Grady Wells and Tim Harrison for the routes.
Additionally, the ERV 100 will be limited to HRBike Club members or members of other participating bike clubs. We’re not trying to be exclusive it’s just a restriction placed on us by our insurance. The ERV website has the updated routes, registration and more.
Hope to see ya there!
Local cyclists have enjoyed several HRBike sponsored events related to Bike Month this May. The photo here is from the Wed., May 17 International Ride of Silence. Thanks to Hunter Norris for coordinating the ride. It was a very moving experience.
Also during Bike Month, HRBike has been active in the local schools with the Wheels in Motion program and the ReCycle Tullahoma program. For Wheels in Motion, we partnered with Sunrise Rotary & Woody’s Bicycles, to give two deserving East Lincoln Elementary students bikes and helmets. Thanks Hunter Norris for representing the club at this event. And, thanks to Joe Capezza for heading up ReCycle Tullahoma and mentoring five students at West Middle School. Four girls and one boy learned a lot about bikes and had a great time in the sessions; they even started referring to their teacher as Uncle Joe! Continue reading