• 1st Lt. Kelvin Dam, a staff engineer with the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), and Maj. Jeffery Jensen, a 3d ESC facilities contract construction management engineer, turn a corner during Fort Knox’s 1st Tour de Fort Knox on Friday, July 1.  1st Lt. Dam organized the event after being approached by Soldiers to organize a bike ride and says he looks forward to future events. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Letters)

    Sustainers sponsor Tour de Fort Knox

    1st Lt. Kelvin Dam, a staff engineer with the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), and Maj. Jeffery Jensen, a 3d ESC facilities contract construction management engineer, turn a corner during Fort Knox’s 1st Tour de Fort Knox on Friday, July 1...

  • Capt. Adriana Haave, a circulation control officer with the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), was one of many participants in the Tour de Fort Knox Friday July 1, sponsored by the 3d ESC.  The 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. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Behlin)

    Sustainers sponsor Tour de Fort Knox

    Capt. Adriana Haave, a circulation control officer with the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), was one of many participants in the Tour de Fort Knox Friday July 1, sponsored by the 3d ESC. The event was organized by 1st Lt. Kelvin Dam, a staff...

  • 1st Lt. Kelvin Dam, a staff engineer with the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), give participants in the Tour de Fort Knox a safety briefing before they began.  1st Lt. Dam, an avid cyclist, said he came up with the event after being approached by several Soldiers about conducting monthly bike rides.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Behlin)

    Sustainers sponsor Tour de Fort Knox

    1st Lt. Kelvin Dam, a staff engineer with the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), give participants in the Tour de Fort Knox a safety briefing before they began. 1st Lt. Dam, an avid cyclist, said he came up with the event after being approached...

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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