What will you say of the 3 proposed names, logos for Michiana trails?

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Mar 202019
 
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That’s part of the scuttlebutt — all true — that will drift through the big red barn Sunday at St. Patrick’s County Park for the annual bicycle swap meet. This is your chance to schlep your old bikes, parts and accessories to sell, then buy bike stuff off of someone else. Or just to talk about the new riding season. There’s no charge for buyers or sellers for the swap meet from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park at 50651 Laurel Road, South Bend. No gate fee either. Tables will be provided, and sellers can start setting up at 10:45 a.m.

Dress as if you’re going to spend all of the time outside since the barn is unheated. Chat with the sponsors from Michiana Bicycle Association and the Northern Indiana Mountain Bike Association.

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South Bend celebrates completion of Boland Trail with ribbon-cutting

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Nov 092018
 
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) – South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and representatives from the city of South Bend marked the completion of the new Boland Trail with a ribbon-cutting.

Boland Trail will serve as an extension of the Riverwalk Trail that runs along the north side of Boland Drive, providing a needed connection from the Riverwalk Trail to Portage Avenue. Residents say the new trail is important because it gives them another safe route to travel when bicycling in the city. “Bike trails and lanes don’t help too much if they are orphans and you’ve come to the end of the lane and there’s no place to go that’s safe,” Chris Vandenbossche said. “So, this gives us another way to connect between places so you can get anywhere in South Bend safely on your bicycle.” New improvements to the trail include a pedestrian crossing flasher at the corner of Riverside and Boland drives, as well as two benches and 27 lights.

Indiana State Police and Michiana Bike Coalition talk about safety with bikes on the road

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Sep 282018
 
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Sharing the road with a bike may not be the easiest thing to do. After recent deaths of people being hit by cars, it is important to always remain aware.

WSBT 22 spoke with a biker from the Michiana Bike Coalition.

J.V. Peacock has been an avid biker for years. He has always practiced safe biking. His number one rule: Never bike without a light. Bicycles and cars, they’re two very different forms of transportation. But when it comes to the rules of the road, they’re not so different. Bikes move with traffic as runners or walkers run against traffic. Though bikes are allowed on the road, Peacock says cars don’t always share the road. “People don’t know that cyclists have a right away on the road they want us off the road,” said Peacock. Continue reading »

From Berrien biking and brats to backpacking in the Indiana Dunes

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Sep 192018
 
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By Joseph Dits South Bend Tribune
Coming Oct. 21, a new event called Love Biketoberfest will be born out of Love Creek County Park in Berrien Center, where you can take your chunky-tired bike either on a 3.5-mile dirt trail or the gravel roads that circle through the fruit-laden countryside.

Or you can take your skinny wheels on road rides of 25 or 51 miles.

Need to learn about good body position, braking, hill climbing and other basics of mountain biking? Try a beginner’s clinic at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. led by the Northern Indiana Mountain Bike Association. You must have a bike and helmet.

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