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Bike the Bend Organizers Receive Local Government Cooperation Award

Posted by Henry Scott on October 14, 2010

Photo provided by Anne Brown

The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) has awarded the 2010 Local Government Cooperation Award to the Cities of Mishawaka and South Bend, along with St. Joseph County, for their cooperation with the Louise Addicott and Georgina Joshi Foundation and the Bike Michiana Coalition in organizing the highly successful Bike the Bend event. Click HERE to see a press release from the City of South Bend.

The first annual Bike the Bend was held on Sunday, May 23rd and attracted 1,800 cyclists of all ages and abilities. Because the ride went through both cities, in addition to unincorporated areas of St. Joseph County, a massive amount of governmental cooperation was necessary for planning and to ensure consistent traffic control and safe access to the roads. The award recognizes this effort and the tremendous popularity of the event.

Planning for the 2011 Bike the Bend is already underway; it will be held on Sunday, May 15th. You won’t want to miss it!

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One Response to “Bike the Bend Organizers Receive Local Government Cooperation Award”

  1. Paul L Taylor said

    Bike The Bend was truly a great accomplishment by residents, businesses, citizens and officials of South Bend, Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Notre Dame, and Bethel College. They all came together and I expect BTB will be even better next year.

    It was a perfect example of civic, government and business cooperation.

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