Jul 212014

Niles Charter Township Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

When: Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Niles Township Hall/South Fireman’s Park 320 Bell Road, Niles, MI 49120

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).

Jul 212014

The DNR Division of Outdoor Recreation is creating an update to the 2006-16 Indiana State Trails Plan: “Hoosiers on the Move.” The Trails Plan guides the development and expansion of a statewide system of trails to be used for public recreation and transportation. As part of the planning process, they’re conducting an online survey of statewide trails stakeholders. This survey will cover trails operations, maintenance, legal issues, funding, legislative questions and more. The survey will attempt to assess stakeholder needs and issues that may have been missed previously.

Click here to take the survey.

Jun 232014

The 14th Annual Kids’ Triathlon will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 for boys and girls ages 5 – 14. Race begins at 8:00 a.m. at Potawatomi Park Pool in South Bend, Ind. Run is .5 mile, bike is 1.3 miles, 5-12 year olds swim 25 yds., 13-14 year olds swim 50 yds.  There are swimmer and non-swimmer categories for each age group.

PLEASE NOTE: NO training wheels are allowed.

The event is a joint effort by South Bend Parks and the Michiana Bicycle Association: volunteers are needed. Contact marbonyod@att.net or call 574-299-4778 for details. More information and registration is on-line at South Bend Parks.



Jun 192014

Bike 31…One and Done was held on Saturday, June 14 along the new U.S. Highway 31, before it will be open to the vehicular traffic. This non-competitive bike ride was truly a one and done experience for nearly 1500 riders of all types who cycled along a newly paved road with no motor vehicles, roughly a 24 mile loop.The event started at 8:00 and ended at noon. Continue reading »

Jun 192014

Imagine, being able to ride your bike from Niles to Mishawaka without having to risk your life on a busy road. Soon, that may be a reality thanks to the Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail.

When it’s complete, there will be 34 miles of off-road bike and pedestrian trails connecting the two cities.

Much of the Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail is complete, like Mishawaka and South Bend’s river walks and the paved trail that runs through Niles. But work is still being done to connect all those trails to form the River Valley Trail.

See the Full Story and Video Here