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Michiana Bike Month is filled with May events

Posted by Paul Taylor on April 25, 2012

A few years back (2005 if my memory serves me correctly), area cyclists joined the National Bike to Work week with a local event centered at the College Football Hall of Fame. Organizers provided coffee, Danish pastry, and a selection of healthful fruits as bikers stopped off on their way to work. Since then…wow. The activities during Bike Month have exploded. Below, I am listing the Michiana events that come to mind, and I’m asking readers to add those I was not aware of, or have overlooked.

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Mishawaka Mayoral Election news

Posted by Paul Taylor on October 17, 2011

The Bike Michiana Coalition (BMC) sent an online  questionnaire to the candidates for mayor in Mishawaka.  The questionnaire consisted of nine questions.
Dave Wood responded, while Craig Fry did not.  Listed below are the questions and answers to
the questionnaire from Wood. Since Fry did not respond, the BMC has resorted to
a South Bend Tribune report and on archived web site posts to shed light on Fry’s
stance on bicycling. Read the rest of this entry »

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South Bend and Mishawaka government forums

Posted by Paul Taylor on August 26, 2011

It’s a job interview for the candidates running for Mishawaka and South Bend mayor and common council. It’s a chance for cyclists to meet & greet the candidates, learn their views, and let them know yours. The Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County and the Young Professionals Network (YPN), in partnership with the South Bend Tribune and WSBT Stations, will present two Mayoral Candidate Forums.

South Bend Candidates – 9/8/2011 – 6:30 – 8 PM @ College Football Hall of Fame

Mishawaka Candidates – 9/14/2011 – 6:30 – 8:30 PM @ Riverside Terrace

Get to know the candidates and how they stand on important issues. This may be your only chance
to see the candidates at one time. There is no admission charge, and reservations are not required. For more invormation click http://stjosephchamberincoc.weblinkconnect.com/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=808  for South Bend or http://stjosephchamberincoc.weblinkconnect.com/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=807 for Mishawaka.

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Third grade students are taught bicycle safety.

Posted by Paul Taylor on April 19, 2011

Third grader at Muessel School is fitted with a helmet

Safety classes are given to all Mishawaka 3rd grade students, and a growing number of South Bend students. As bicycles are used more and more for practical transportation, these safety classes are becoming more important each year.

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State of the Cities – South Bend/Mishawaka

Posted by Paul Taylor on February 26, 2011

Earlier this month the mayors of South Bend and Mishawaka stepped up to their podiums to deliver their State of The City addresses.  Throughout their speeches they listed the various accomplishments of their cities in 2010, and laid out plans for 2011 and beyond.

Their addresses were well reported by the media, and it is my intention in this post to elaborate on just one facet of their speeches: alternative transportation. Biking and walking.  A lot is going on that we, as bikers and walkers don’t fully appreciate. Read the rest of this entry »

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IN-MI River Valley Trail inches forward

Posted by Paul Taylor on October 22, 2010

The Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail, is an assemblage of separately built and managed trails. It will someday extend from Mishawaka, IN to Niles, MI and developers continue to make herky-jerky progress toward its completion. Some futurists envision the day when it will run from Elkhart, IN to Berrien Springs, MI, and even all the way to Lake Michigan.

Notable progress has been made recently.

Dead end? Yes, but progress is being made.

A section in Niles has just opened which extends the trail southward from downtown Niles to the Fort/3rd Sts. intersection. A ribbon cutting will be held October 30th at 10:00 am at Niles’ River Front Park.

In South Bend, IN, extension of the section known as the Northside Trail is in the planning stage. A public hearing was held a few months ago. Based on public comments, planners have fine tuned the plan and a second public hearing will be held at 6:00 pm on October 27th at the River Park Branch Library at 2022 Mishawaka Ave. The extension will more-or-less parallel Northside Blvd. from 21st Street to Logan St. where it will link up with Mishawaka’s Riverwalk. Read the rest of this entry »

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