MBA News


MBA Banquet

Posted on February 12, 2017
Reported by Vicki Walters, Photos by Steve Guthrie and Vicki Walters

2017 Banquet

The MBA Season '16 Awards Banquet was held at Villa Macri's on Sunday, January 29. No one should have been surprised to see the snow, as it always seems to snow on banquet night. Despite the weather, a great time was had by all. After dinner, Club president, Greg Hicks, spoke to the group about why he likes riding with the club, the success of last year's Amishland and Lakes with special thanks to Dick Kuehl for leading the event and the move from Howe to Lakeland HS. Greg also announced the 2017 Board of Directors and Board Members. They are:

  • President - Greg Hicks
  • Vice-President - Bonnie Yoder
  • Secretary - Teresa Sheppard
  • Treasurer - Dick Kuehl
  • Board Member - Chris Vanden Bossche
  • Board Member / Marketing - Jason Fritz
  • Board Member - Gary Gabrich
  • Board Member - JoAnne Gabrich
  • Board Member - Steve Guthrie
  • Board Member - Doug Knapman
  • Board Member - Laura Ray
  • Board Member - Vicki Walters
  • The following individuals received awards:
  • Most Club Miles Male: Dick Kuehl (3,809)
  • Most Club Miles Female: Vicki Walters (3,010)
  • 2nd Most Club Miles Male: Mike McGuigan (3,009)
  • 2nd Most Club Miles Female: Dixie Couch (896)
  • 3rd Most Club Miles Male: Steve Miller (2,346)
  • 3rd Most Club Miles Female: Teresa Sheppard (756)
  • 4th Most Club Miles Male: Greg Hicks (2,255)
  • 4th Most Club Miles Female: Lisa Scheibelhut (616)
  • 5th Most Club Miles Male: Steve Guthrie (2,100)
  • 5th Most Club Miles Female: Laura Ray (416)
  • Most Incremental Miles Male: Mike McGuigan (1,195)
  • Most Incremental Miles Female: Vicki Walters (335)
  • Most Miles New Member Male: Dan Metzger (1,000)
  • Most Miles New Member Female: Christine Staehler (116)
  • Most Leisure Night Rides: Teresa Sheppard (17)

A special award was given to Mike McGuigan for Most "Get-to-the-Ride" Miles. We estimate that Mike, who lives in Saugatuck, Michigan, drove approximately 12,000 miles (160 miles round-trip) to get to the 76 MBA rides he participated in last year. Mike's award was a $25 gas card and a book on CD.

In addition to these awards, twelve $25 bike shop gift cards given out as door prizes. Congratulations to all the winners!!

Dates to remember . . . The Swap Meet is March 26 and we are looking for volunteers. Please sign-up here. The Kick-off Ride is Sunday, April 2, at Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park. Amishland and Lakes is Saturday, July 29.

If you are interested in participating in this year's 4-day ride in Galena, IL, please complete the select-the-date survey on the 4-day ride page by February 28, 2017.

View all of the photos from the banquet here.

Membership Renewal

Posted on January 30, 2017

Membership

It is time to renew your membership for 2017. If you are over 70 and eligible for free membership you still need to submit a membership form each year. The paper form and online membership link are both available on the membership tab.







Swap Meet Volunteers

Posted on January 28, 2017

We need a small number of volunteers to help with the swap meet on Sunday, March 26th. Sign-up here.

4-day Ride

Posted on January 19, 2017

The club is planning for a 4-day ride to Galena, Illinois this year. There is more info on the 4-day ride page. We would like your input to finalize the date for the ride. If you are interested please complete the survey on the 4-day ride page. We would like to settle on a date in mid-February, so please vote by then.

Swap Meet - March 26

Posted on January 11, 2017

Red Barn

The 2017 Bicycle Swap Meet will be Sunday, March 26. The location will again be the Red Barn at St. Patrick's County Park. Seller setup will begin at 10:45 am and we will be open for buyers from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.



2017 Amishland and Lakes

Posted on December 19, 2016

We have a date for the 2017 Amishland and Lakes Ride. It will be Saturday, July 29th. We have begun the planning for the 2017 ride. If you would like to help with the planning effort, please contact us at info@mbabike.com.

Ride Blog

Posted on April 17, 2016

Blog

We have always had changes to the map inventory due to corrections, road issues and route changes. With the introduction of Ride with GPS maps and GPS data for every MBA route (over 250 routes) we will have even more change. To provide documentation and communication of these changes we are introducing the "ride blog". The ride blog will be a reverse chronological order inventory of every change to the maps or Ride with GPS catalog. The ride blog is here on the rides tab.

Ride with GPS

Posted on March 17, 2016

Ride with GPS

Ride with GPS has created a new club account feature. It allows us to have an MBA page on RwGPS and allows all MBA members to use premium RwGPS features on all MBA routes - for free. We have all of our club routes mapped and ready to be used on a Garmin or Smartphone. You need to sign up for a free Ride with GPS account here. After you create your sign-in (either via facebook or directly) you will need to go to manage account and enter your true first and last name so that when you request access to the MBA club account we may know who you are and that you are a club member. You should request access to the MBA club account here. If you find any errors or have any questions send an e-mail to info@mbabike.com.


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