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Archive for May, 2010

Lions Pride Ride: Saturday, June 26

Posted by Henry Scott on May 28, 2010

The Lakeville Lions Club will be sponsoring their 3rd annual Lions Pride Ride on Saturday, June 26. The ride will start at the Jackson Street Park in Lakeville, IN and will offer rides of 10, 25, 62 and 100 miles. Registration is from 7:00 -11:00 a.m., and the ride ends at 4:00 p.m. The cost is $15 for adults, $10 for children and $13 each for groups of 5 or more adults.

Please visit the official website for more details.

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Bollards removed from Darden Bridge

Posted by Paul Taylor on May 20, 2010

A long time problem has been resolved. Two bollards (big fat posts) have been removed from each end of the bridge, giving cyclist a safe space to ride through the barricade. In the above photo, the yellow tape is protecting the wet concrete until it sets.

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Bike to Work Week Events

Posted by Judy Lee on May 17, 2010

Our Michiana area is brimming with several biking and running events during the next 3 weeks. You still have the opportunity to get involved in outdoor healthy activities as an active participant or as a volunteer, and in some cases you can do both.

Time is flying by — sign up today!

Please see below for a calendar of events:

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Michiana Mountain Bike Time Trials

Posted by Paul Taylor on May 15, 2010

Northern Indiana Mountain Bike Association (NIMBA) will be hosting a 6 race Mountain Bike Time Trial Series. The first race in the Series is at TK Lawless Park in Cassopolis, Michigan on June 6th, 2010. Start time is 10:00 AM with registration opening at 8:30 AM. Riders may pre-register at www.bikereg.com They may register for any individual race or the whole series. If they register for the entire series at or before the TK Lawless race, the 6th race is free. Pre-registration is highly recommended. Get more information about the race series at NIMBA’s race website www.nimbaseries.org They medal the top 3 finishers in each of the 11 categories. Points are totaled over the series by finish time and the top 3 in each category at the end of the series get a plaque for a series award.

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Michiana Bike to Work Week 2010: May 24-28

Posted by Henry Scott on May 10, 2010

Volunteers have been working tirelessly for months getting ready for Michiana’s 2010 Bike to Work Week, and the event is now just around the corner: Monday, May 24th to Friday, May 28th. The official website is packed with information, and team registration is up and running. Check it out, and get ready to ride!

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Goshen Ride of Silence: Wed., May 19th

Posted by Henry Scott on May 10, 2010

Don Poole is organizing this year’s Goshen Ride of Silence in memory of those killed or injured by motorists for Wednesday, May 19th. Last year’s event in Goshen was a huge success, and they are hoping for even more riders this year.

The ride will start at 7:00 p.m. from Lincoln Avenue Cycling and Fitness in Goshen, and all will ride as one group on a 12-mile loop around Goshen. See below for a map showing the location of Lincoln Avenue Cycling and Fitness.

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Goshen preps for roll out of Bike to Work Week

Posted by Paul Taylor on May 5, 2010

Already home to the Maple City Greenway, and the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, Goshen is encouraging people to leave cars at home for the week and ride bikes to work. 

Mayor Allan Kauffman, along with the newly formed Maple City Bicycle Advisory Committee, are excited to promote Bike to Work Week to residents of Goshen, for the week of May 24-May 28. As press releases and photo ops are being planned, city employees are already signing up at http://michianabiketowork.org/challenge/index.php. 

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