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Archive for June, 2008

Ride Across INdiana (RAIN) 2008: July 12

Posted by Henry Scott on June 30, 2008

An annual, one day, ride across Indiana. Here’s a link from which you can get more information.

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41st Annual Hilly Hundred (Near Bloomington): Oct 17-19

Posted by Henry Scott on June 30, 2008

This year’s Hilly Hundred will be October 17-19 in Ellettsville, IN. For event details, visit http://www.hillyhundred.org/. I haven’t done this ride yet, but by all accounts, this is a truly exceptional event.

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Women’s 20-, 40- and 60-Mile Ride: August 24

Posted by Henry Scott on June 30, 2008

As part of St. Joseph County’s YWCA’s Run, Jane, Run program, there will be group rides on August 24th at Bendix Woods County Park.

For more information, follow the Run, Jane, Run link on the St. Joseph County Park’s homepage. You can register on the YWCA’s page (LINK).

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South Bend’s Riverside Trail

Posted by Henry Scott on June 30, 2008

UPDATE (4/8/2009): Construction is now well underway for Phase II, which will continue this trail all the way to Darden Rd. Notably, Darden Rd now has its own separated bike / pedestrian path as well. If we can manage to get the LaSalle Trail to extend north over Cleveland Rd, we’ll be well on our way to an impressive trail network.

I had a great time at Sunday’s Paddlefest. On my rainy ride to the event, which was held at St. Patrick’s Park, I had several thoughts:

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A Sermon for the Choir

Posted by bspitzer on June 30, 2008

My wife and I spent this past weekend doing a bit of biking in Northern Michigan. Charlevoix-Boyne City-Petoskey is beautiful with a wide variety of biking opportunities from paved path riding to some great single track.

Out for coffee one morning, I picked up a copy of the Northern Express Weekly, a free, independent newspaper. What caught my eye? Splashed on the front page was a picture of a guy with a single speed and the headline, “A Bike’s Best Friend: John Robert Williams Offers a New Direction for Commuters.” What bike commuting enthusiast wouldn’t grab such a publication?

The title of this post is “A Sermon for the Choir” and Anne Stanton’s article about Williams, his bike fleet (over 20 bikes), and his commuting habits is just that: a sermon about bike commuting that we’ll all read and nod our heads to in agreement.

Here’s a link to the whole article; I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

A Bike’s Best Friend

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Safe Cycling Workshop in Goshen: July 12

Posted by Henry Scott on June 28, 2008

The Chain Reaction Bicycle Project (Goshen, IN) is holding a safety workshop on Saturday July 12, 2008.

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Indiana State Criterium Championship: August 24th

Posted by Henry Scott on June 28, 2008

Note: This post has been edited due to conflicting information early on. The 24th date appears to be accurate. Thanks to Adam and Gerry for finding the latest information. The flier that Gerry mentions in the comments is now available at the TrueSport website; here’s a link to a PDF version: LINK.

The 2008 Indiana State Criterium Championship is tentatively set to be held again this year at Rum Village city park on August 24th.  Registration begins at 10 AM. This is a fun event to watch even for non-racers.  Rumor has it that our own Adam Bee will be racing again this year.  Here’s a picture from the event in 2006:

2006 Indiana State Criterium Championship

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Outpost Sports Trek Demo: July 8

Posted by Nate Barnett on June 26, 2008

I was in Outpost today and they mentioned that Trek was having a bike demo on July 8th.  For those that can take a few hours away from watching the Tour de France, this is a nice way to test a few bikes.

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Route from Bonds Ave to Notre Dame?

Posted by Henry Scott on June 26, 2008

The following was sent to bikemichiana@gmail.com; please feel free to post comments with any suggestions!

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South Bend Code Enforcement to Use Bicycles

Posted by Henry Scott on June 25, 2008

There’s a very interesting and encouraging announcement on the South Bend Code Enforcement website about the city using bicycles for code enforcement inspections.
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