MBA News

Brats and Beer - May 10th

Posted on April 4, 2017


We are going try a new event for our May social activity: Brats and Beer. The Wednesday, May 10th ride is going to start from our president's (Greg not Donald) house. The routes will be similar to the Tire Rack ride. After the ride the club will provide Brat's and Beer. We will also provide non-alcoholic and vegatarian options. The map for the ride is here. Please RSVP by clicking the SignUp button.

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Leisure Ride @ The Brick - May 15th

Posted on April 19, 2017

Teh Brick

As part of Bike to Work Week there will be a group ride from The Brick on Monday, May 15th at 6:00 pm. The MBA Leisure Ride on the 15th will join this event and also start from The Brick. The Brick is located at 1145 Northside Blvd in South Bend.

Summer Picnic - June 4th

Posted on April 4, 2017


We are going to return to Ox Bow County Park for the June picnic this year. The date is Sunday, June 4th. The park does not open until 9:00 am. The 47 mile riders will leave at 9:30, the 31 miles riders will leave at 10:30 am and the 17 and 22 mile riders will leave at 11:00 am. Ox Bow is a very nice park on SR 33 between Elkhart and Goshen (map). The picnic will be a potluck with the club providing drinks and grilled meat. The MapleHeart Trail is in front of the park. We will use the MapleHeart and Pumpkinvine trails for this ride. A map and cue sheet is available on the ride maps page. The GPS files are available on Ride with GPS.

We will have lunch at 12:45.

Amishland Volunteer Sign-up

Posted on April 21, 2017


It is time to start the process of recruiting volunteers for Amishland 2017. Please mark your calendar for the Amishland date - July 29th.

We will be using our on-line volunteer system (SignUp) again this year. The on-line system will allow you to look through all of the volunteer slots at your convenience and find the best spots for you. Please be sure to enter your t-shirt size.

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To encourage volunteers to sign-up and to recognize those who do we have the following volunteer rewards.

1) If you volunteer 2 or more hours you get an Amishland T-shirt - you must sign-up by July 5th to ensure you get a t-shirt

2) If you volunteer 4 or more hours you get free Amishland Registration

3) If you volunteer 4 or more hours you get a free "post-ride" meal (even if you do not ride).

5) All volunteers will be invited to a volunteer recognition party in October

If you earn free Amishland Registration and are going to ride Amishland you will also need to complete a Volunteer Registration / Waiver form. Mail in the form or hand it to Dick Kuehl at a ride. The volunteer registration form is here.

4-day Ride - August 16-20

Posted on March 12, 2017

We have a date for this summer's 4-day ride to Galena, IL. It will be August 16-20. There is more info on the 4-day ride page. If you plan to participate please sign-up on the 4-day ride page.

Membership Renewal

Posted on January 30, 2017


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.

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

Ride Blog

Posted on April 17, 2016


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

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