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Archive for April, 2010

Michiana gears up for Bike Month

Posted by Paul Taylor on April 30, 2010

May is Bike Month, and cyclists are being encouraged with more than just fair weather to increase their miles and activity levels. Months of planning will culminate in two major cycling events. Publicity is being rolled out for Bike the Bend and Bike to Work Week.

Bike the Bend is an inaugural bike ride for Michiana. It is modeled after Bike the Drive in Chicago and organized rides in other cities where streets become car-free for a few hours: cyclists own the streets. This event, which is ideal family fun, takes place on Sunday, May 23.

Bike to Work Week is an annual event that has grown each year in Michiana. Riders are invited to join teams, usually organized around their workplaces, and enjoy friendly competition with other teams. The week features two special events where cyclist gather in downtown South Bend to enjoy camaraderie and some good eats. Bike to Work Week  takes place from Monday, May 24 through Friday, May 28.

Biking infrastructure is improving too, as South Bend Mayor Stephen Luecke has announced over 10 miles of new city bike routes in 2010. And the Bike Michiana Coalition has purchased new portable bike parking racks to be set up for special Michiana biking events.

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Wheels of Compassion Bike Ride

Posted by Phil G-E on April 14, 2010

Wheels of Compassion Bike Ride , Saturday, June 5th, is designed to help support the Center for Healing and Hope, a non-profit health clinic in Elkhart County that provides access to health care for the uninsured population through the dedication of volunteers from community and churches.

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Wine, Women and Wellness night

Posted by Paul Taylor on April 13, 2010

On April 24th there will be a free night of health and wellness just for women! Free massages, wine and chocolate samples, helmet fitting, gait analysis, and special pricing on clothing and accessories. Raffles and giveaways for everyone! See presentations from local organizations and event organizers.

Participating organizations: Metro Run & Walk, Cafe Indulgence, D’Avella Winery, Triumph Fitness and Massage, St. Joseph Medical Center , PeakFast, Fit Stop, Sugoi, Cannondale, Kona, Hammer Nutrition, NIMBA, Urban Adventure Race, Bike Michiana Coalition, Pumpkinvine, TriAncilla, Susan G. Komen Foundation, YWCA of St. Joseph County. Read the rest of this entry »

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