April 2015 Tuesday Rides

Tuesday rides do not have a host so bring your own map or ask another member at the ride. You can download a copy from the “Tuesday Maps” list on the MBA website at mbabike.com. You can email mileage to Chris Vanden Bossche at cvandenb@nd.edu.

As we “cycle” through a fairly short list of start locations over the winter the schedule does not include full ride descriptions. For ride start locations click on this link.


Tuesday, April 7, at 11 am.

Edwardsburg. Head north toward Dowagiac and Southwest Michigan College and expect a few rolling hills. Distances: 16, 22, 35, 45. Meet at the High School (69410 Section Street, Edwardsburg, MI), the southernmost school on Section St, which runs south of US-12 and parallel to MI-62 (IN-23 in Indiana).

Tuesday, April 14, at 11 am.

Martin's Supermarket, Granger. Martin's is at the intersection of IN-23 and Adams Rd. Distances: 12, 19, 27, 38, 47.

Tuesday, April 21, at 11 am.
Sumnerville. These routes travel north through orchard country (passing Tree-mendous and Wicks) up toward Sister Lakes. Distances: 18, 27, 37, 50. Park at Arthur Dodd Park, just west of Sumnerville, which is a village 7 miles north of Niles and about 1 mile west of MI-51. Take MI-51 north from Niles, go west on Pokagon into Sumnerville, turn right on Indian Lake (by the tavern) and then immediately left. Take the first left onto Old Indian Lake and then an immediate left onto Creek. The park will be about a hundred yards down the road on your left.

Tuesday, April 28, at 11 am.

Knollwood. These routes quickly exit the suburbs and emerge into southern Michigan and the Niles area; the longer routes loop through Morris Farms. Distances: 10, 24, 32, 40. Park at the Knollwood Country Club (16633 Baywood Ln, Granger, IN), which is north of University Park Mall, just west of the intersection of Adams and Grape.


Tuesday, May 5, at 10 am.

Horizon. These routes go north to Eagle Lake and east towards Union, MI; roads are mostly flat with a few rollers going out toward Union. Distances: 13, 20, 30, 41. Meet at Horizon Elementary School (10060 Brummitt Rd), which is in northeastern St. Joseph County north of Cleveland Rd and the Toll Road between Beech and Ash Rds.