Sustainers sponsor Tour de Fort Knox
July 7, 2011
FORT KNOX, Ky. (July 7, 2011) " The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) sponsored Fort Knox’s first ever Tour de Fort Knox bicycling event on Friday, July 1.
The Tour de Fort Knox spanned 10 " 20 miles, depending on ability group, and was open to participation from all service members, families and friends.
The non-race event was organized by 1st Lt. Kelvin Dam, a staff engineer with the 3d ESC and was attended by about 25 Soldiers and family members from various units on post.
“The Tour de Fort Knox was really well received by everyone who participated and was really challenging for most participants,” said 1st Lt. Dam. “There were no issues and the event ran seamlessly.”
1st Lt. Dam came up with the idea of organizing this event when he was approached by Soldiers wanting to get together for a bike ride. An avid cyclist, 1st Lt. Dam thought it would be something fun and different to do in place of standard physical training.
He said he got into cycling as an alternate training method to increase his cardio respiratory fitness. Because of knee problems, running was not always a viable option for 1st Lt. Dam, and as a result, he turned to cycling and has not looked back since.
1st Lt. Dam said he received support from various organizations on post, as well as the 3d ESC. He especially thanked the unit as they supplied equipment and personnel to assist in the event.
“I really appreciate the support I received and everyone who was able to participate in this ride.”
Since the Tour de Fort Knox, 1st Lt. Dam said he has been approached several times about planning a future event. He said that he’s open to organizing quarterly or monthly rides. He said the routes and distance was a plus for most who participated.
“I’m certainly looking forward to doing this again in the future,” said Staff Sgt. David Late, a satellite communications system noncommissioned officer. “The Tour de Fort Knox was fun, challenging and offered some variety from the normal PT regimen. I would definitely do it again.”
Story by Sgt. Michael Behlin, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) public affairs.
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