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Bike Station Survey

Posted by Nate Barnett on August 15, 2008

After the recent Bike Station Planning Meeting on August 8th 2008, there was a consensus that the first thing that needed to be understood is who would be interested in using a bike station located in South Bend, and what services would they like to see offered at this proposed bike station. Your answers to the below survey will help us understand the wants and needs of bicyclists in our community.



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Motorized Bikes on Mishawaka Ave

Posted by Nate Barnett on August 1, 2008

I was out riding today and ran across these two beauties.  I remember them being mentioned a few weeks ago on the web site and had to stop and take a few pics.  The mechanic said that they were I believe around $575 each and reached speeds of 30 to 40 MPH.  This would be great for those hilly roads.

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Bicyclists raise $15,700 for Sawyer’s children

Posted by Nate Barnett on July 31, 2008

Here is another great article in the Tribune by Joseph Dits. link Being one of the people that attended the ride on Tuesday that did not know Patrick personally, I found the attendance and support from the community to be a testament to how great a person Patrick truly was.

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Sunday Tribune had 2 great cyling articles

Posted by Nate Barnett on July 23, 2008

It was nice to see that there were not one, but two articles related to cycling this weekend.  The first one, “Elkhart cyclist still strong at 80” was an article about Carl Grove an avid cyclist celebrating his 80th birthday Link. The other, “Who needs $4 gas?” is an article about the just opened Avenue Bicycle Station on Mishawaka Ave.Link. Definitely worth a read.

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Patrick Sawyer website

Posted by Nate Barnett on July 18, 2008

Patrick Sawyer’s family has just created a website for people in the community to monitor his recovery.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Tribune article “North Shore bike lanes causing confusion”

Posted by Nate Barnett on July 7, 2008

Here is another good article on the need to educate motorist on the proper way of sharing the road with cyclist as more of our city streets are adding bicycle lanes.

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South Bend Tribune Article answering questions about the Riverside bike trail

Posted by Nate Barnett on July 7, 2008

This is a very nice article about the projected improvements to the Riverside trail as well as some other bike paths in Michiana.


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Sights and scenery of St. Joseph County

Posted by Nate Barnett on July 3, 2008

With summer in full swing I am constantly reminded why bicycling is the best way to enjoy the sights and scenery of St. Joseph County. On a ride last week I snapped a few pics of the eye-catching things that I encounter on my commutes to work.

I have always loved the look of rolled hay.

This is something you don’t see all of the time but here they are a few camels about a half mile west of 23 on New road.

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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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