The MBA sponsors one or more "4-day Rides" every year. The format is usually Wednesday through Sunday, with a travel day on Wednesday, full riding days on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and a shorter ride and travel home on Sunday. The rides have traditionally been in mid-summer.

A 4-day ride location is usually within a 5 hour drive (300 miles) of South Bend. Previous locations have included Holland, MI, Fort Wayne, IN, Petosky, MI, Traverse City, MI and Galena, IL.

Each 4-day ride is organized by a volunteer ride leader. Responsibilities include picking a destination, planning ride routes (usually a long and short distance for each day), creating maps. picking a hotel and campground and helping to publicize the ride. Previous ride leaders are available to provide coaching to a new leader.

If you would like to volunteer to lead a future 4-day ride send a note to info@mbabike.com or contact one of the club officers.

2017 4-Day Ride - August 16-20

  • Beautiful weather
  • Marvelous scenery
  • Challenging inclines
  • Fun downhills
  • Pleasant accomodations
  • Great riding companions
  • Deeply appreciated support from non-riders
  • Enjoyed by all involved

The 2017 4-day ride was based in Galena, IL. It was a return to the site of the 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015 4-day ride. Yes, we do like Galena.


2016 4-Day Ride

The 2016 4-day ride was to Petoskey, MI. The weather was good, the riding was challenging and safe and everyone had a great time.