permitting, Wednesday evening rides begin with the return of daylight
March 11 at 6:00 pm.
Enjoy the mostly flat Indiana farmland southeast of
Osceola. Distances: 13, 17, 23, 28, 33. Meet at Moran
Elementary School (305 N Beech Rd, Osceola), which is about two
blocks north of Lincolnway and one mile west of the Elkhart County
line. During the school year park on the
March 18 at 6:00 pm.
heads west towards (and at longer distances around) Hudson Lake.
Distances: 17, 22, 26, 31, 36. Park at Warren
Elementary School (55400 Quince Rd),
which is in Lydick west of South Bend, ½ mile south of Edison, 1
mile north of SR-2 (Western) & 2 miles west of the US-20/31 Bypass.
March 25 at 6:00 pm.
Roll past Garver and (for most routes) Eagle Lakes in southern Cass
county. Distances: 16, 20, 25, 30, 34. Park at Northpoint
Elementary School (50800 Cherry Rd, Granger), which
is just north of the intersection of Cherry and Adams Rds and west
of the Adams/IN-23 traffic signal.
April 1 at 6:00 pm.
Grissom East. These very
flat roads take us east through farmland towards Wakarusa. Distances: 16,
20, 24, 30. Meet on the north side of Grissom
Middle School (13881 Kern Rd.), which is at the intersection of
Kern and Elm, 1 mile south of US-20 and 2 miles east of IN-331.
8 at 6:00 pm.
Hall. Enjoy the beautiful area southwest of
Buchanan and expect some hills in this area shaped by glacial moraines.
Distances: 11, 17, 23, 29, 36. The
is on Buffalo Rd west of Redbud (from South Bend take the US-31
bypass and exit west on US-12 to Redbud then turn south to Buffalo). NEW
PARKING LOCATION: Park in the lot by the newer town hall on the north
side of Buffalo.
15 at 6:00 pm.
routes go north through Michigan lake country. Distances: 13, 19, 25,
35. Meet at
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.
22 at 6:00 pm.
Ring Lardner. Head
north towards Barron Lake and then, on longer routes, up Anderson hill
towards Dowagiac. Distances: 16, 20, 24, 29, 35. Meet at Ring
Lardner School (801 North 17th Street, Niles, MI), which
is north of MI-60 and south of Lake St. on the east side of Niles.
29 at 6:00 pm.
This route takes us around Mud Lake in southwest Michigan.
Distances: 19, 23, 27, 33. Park at
the far (west) end of the lot on the north side of the Tire
Rack (7101 Vorden Parkway), which is just southwest
of the Indiana Toll Road/US-31 Bypass interchange. The entrance to the
lot is on the Vorden Parkway off Olive St. between Old Cleveland and
May 6 at 6:00 pm.
Head southwest of South Bend towards Potato Creek State Park
on these routes that have a little bit of everything, a few rollers,
new asphalt and some classic chip and seal. Distances: 16, 21, 25, 32.
Elementary School (19685 Johnson Rd., South Bend, IN) is south
of South Bend between US-31 and Miami.