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LOCAL GROUPS

Bike Michiana Coalition  –  An advocacy organization that promotes cycling in the Michiana region and the sponsor of Bike to Work Week.

Michiana Bicycle Association – Looking for more opportunities for organized bicycling?  Take a look at MBA, which offers rides on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays (schedule). It is also the sponsor of Amishland and Lakes bike ride, which is held annually in late July.

Northern Indiana Mountain Bike Association (NIMBA) – Looking for an off road bicycling experience?  Check out NIMBA to see what this group is all about.

Notre Dame Cycling Team – Follow the team, join them on training rides, support the team by buying a kit etc.

Friends of Granger Paths – This group is making Granger roads safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. So far bike/pedestrians path have been completed on Adams Rd from Cherry to Gumwood and on Gumwood from Cleveland to Redfield. Support the Friends with donations or by participating in the annual 5K Run/Walk and 1 mile Family Fun Run.

Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature TrailAnother grassroots organization that has accomplished so much to increase bicycling opportunities in Elkhart County, with the beautiful rails to trails path from Goshen through Middlebury to Shipshewanna. Support the trail at the annual Pumpkinvine Bike Ride.

Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail – This trail connects Niles, MI and South Bend, IN with a paved rails to trails path that incorporates the existing Lasalle Trail in Roseland, IN. For information on the Michigan section, see the Southwestern Michigan Metropolitan Planning site and for the Indiana section see the St. Joseph County Parks site. This trail makes possible bike travel from Niles to Mishawaka via the East Bank and Northside Trails in South Bend and the Riverwalk Trail in Mishawaka. Discussions are under way to create a link between Mishawaka and Elkhart that would connect this network to the Mapleheart Trail in Elkhart and the Pumpkinvine Trail in Goshen (see above).

Nickel Plate Trail – A wonderful rails- to-trails conversion running between Rochester and Peru, IN

Bike ElkhartBike Elkhart is an advocacy organization that promotes cycling in Elkhart County.

 

REGIONAL AND NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Bicycle Indiana — Statewide advocacy organization.

Central Indiana Bicycle Association (CIBA) — Regional advocacy group and sponsor of the Hilly Hundred bike ride.

Chain Reaction — A hub for cycling resources and ride listings.

League of Michigan Bicyclists — Statewide advocacy organization.

League of American Bicyclists — A national advocacy organization.