Sep 222014


The bicycle & pedestrian counts have been completed for the fall of 2014, marking the 3rd year of bike/ped counts in the area. Of the eight locations counted, one showed the highest count ever recorded for that location (Twyckenham Drive) and three had new lows while the remaining four were within norms. In total, the counts for the eight locations were down 26% over the same time periods in 2012 and 2013. This may have been due to the weather, which was considerably cooler than the prior two years.

Using standard adjustment factors provided by the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project (NBPD), the counts have been annualized and show that Riverside Trail would have 131,000 cyclists per year, Notre Dame Avenue is second busiest at 109,000 followed by Juniper Road at 65,000 per year. Continue reading »

Sep 082014

We are excited for the 6th Annual Bike Michiana for Hospice on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Late Registration is still open. Register before September 12, 2014 for $60. Day of Registration will be available at St. Pat’s Park.

Late Registration for the 6th Annual Bike Michiana for Hospice is still open. Registration is $60 for adults, students age 13 through college (with valid student ID) $20, and kids 12 and under ride FREE. Late Registration will be open until September 12! Day of Registration will be available at St. Pat’s Park for $65.


  • 3.5 – 11.5 Family Ride (you choose)
  • 25 Miles
  • 43 Miles
  • 100k (67 miles)
  • 101 Miles/Century Ride
  • 200k (124 miles)


Sep 042014

The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists — and encouraging countless new riders. In its simplest form it is a logging center for users to record miles ridden and be part of the national community of bicyclists. Users compete on a local, state and national level. 

Prizes are offered at all levels. At the local level, two lunches-for-two at Fiddler’s Hearth will be awarded at the end of the competition on September 30: one lunch-for-two will be awarded at random to one of the top-10 female riders, and one for one of the top-10 male riders. Only 4 weeks of competition remain, but if it were ending today, the following people would be entered into the drawings for the lunch. Continue reading »

Aug 122014

Chippewa Ave. at Michigan St. and Main St. in South Bend, Ind.

South Bend is committed to designing their streets to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. But this is a challenge at the Chippewa intersections with Main Street and Michigan Avenue as the latter two thoroughfares are converted from one-way to two-way travel.

How will cyclists cope with the new traffic patterns? You can learn what engineers have in mind, and add your own voice to the design by attending a public presentation on Thursday, August 21 at 5:30 pm in the O’Brien Center, 321 E. Walter St., South Bend, Ind. Public input will be welcome. Continue reading »

Aug 062014

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Everyone is invited to attend this event!

When: Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: At the trail next to the Niles Township Hall on Bell Rd Just east of 933.  Niles Township Hall/South Fireman’s Park 320 Bell Road, Niles, MI 49120

Rain location: Inside Niles Township Hall
What: Niles Charter Township will cut the ribbon on a 3.3-mile section of the soon to be 34-mile Indiana – Michigan River Valley Trail from Niles, MI to Mishawaka, IN. Niles Charter Township Phase I is from the Indiana state line to Brandywine Creek Nature Park (just north of US12).

Everyone is encouraged to bring your own bike or walking shoes and join us for a walk or ride after the ceremony!

 Click here to view the flyer!

Bike Michiana has been an ongoing financial supporter. And considers us to be a partner.