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!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you get your favorite flowers, chocolates, or maybe something
special for your bike. Okay, enough dreaming…on to bike club business. The Winter bike club
meeting was eventful, in case you didn’t make it, read on:
The club now has tools to loan to members.
Spring Training Camp (spring bike tune-up with basic on-bike skills course) is being planned for early spring.
Treasurer, Scott Byrom is working on 501(c)7 status for the club.
A walk/bike committee, a joint effort of Manchester and Tullahoma to make our areas more walk/bike friendly, has recently formed. HRBike Members are welcome to participate. HRBike calendar has details. Continue reading