Accomplishments 2019-09-25T13:41:24+00:00

Bike Michiana Coalition Accomplishments-2008-2019

  • Worked with the City of South Bend to achieve Bicycle Friendly City status—now at the Silver level
  • Worked with the City of South Bend to develop its first bicycle lane network—also provided funding for lanes
  • Provided major funding to support the hiring of a regional bike coordinator by Michiana Area Council of Governments
  • Provided major funding for trail building, including Granger Paths, Pumpkinvine Trail, the Indiana Michigan River Valley Trail, and the Chickaming Park mountain bike trails
  • Organized Annual Michiana Bike to Work Week. All cyclists are encouraged to ride their bikes instead of their car as much as possible and continue the habit .
  • Funded and helped produce regional bicycle route maps
  • Successfully worked with South Bend Common Council and city officials to pass the 3-Foot passing law
  • Provided support for community cycling events, including Bike the Bend, the Mayors’ Ride, and Everybody Bikes South Bend
  • Created South Bend Cycles to provide bicycle maintenance and information
  • Provided funding for area ghost bike program
  • Encouraged and funded installation of wayfinding signs on trails and bicycle routes
  • Created Bike Safety Classes for elementary students and provided hundreds of helmets to third-graders
  • Participated in the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation (NBPD) Project
  • Contributed $20,000 to development of the pump track at Mary Gibbard Park in Mishawaka