rides

The MBA sponsors 5 organized rides per week during the riding season and 3 rides per week year-round (weather permitting). See the ride calendar to see which are currently scheduled.

The ride calendar is built relatively far in advance and in general locations and times will not change once they are on the calendar. However our policy is that rides may be changed up to 24 hours prior to the ride, so we request that you always confirm a ride inside that 24 hour window.

Anyone is welcome to ride with the MBA. You do not need to be a member to ride with the MBA.

Monday Leisure Ride - This ride is during the prime riding season (April to September) and is 10-17 miles at 10-13 miles per hour. The ride start will be Pinhook Park (at 6 pm) for all rides. The group always stays together. and will adjust distance and pace based on the group at the ride. The leisure ride has a host and maps are not required.

Tuesday Morning Ride - This ride usually has 2 or 3 groups when the weather is nice. The slower group rides about 13 mph, the middle group about 15 mph and the fastest group 17 mph. On days when the weather is not great there may only be a faster group. Once formed groups usually stay together (no drops). Occasionally a lunch stop will be included in the ride. These rides are scheduled 52 weeks of the year, but riders usually only show up when the weather is good (dry and above 45 degrees). There is no ride host for these rides so you should print and bring your own map. This ride starts at 9:00 am during the prime riding season, later in the off season.

Wednesday Evening Ride - This ride is at 6:00 p.m. at various ride start locations in the South Bend area. In the fall when there is reduced evening daylight the ride will start at 5:30. This is the most popular weekly ride with riders of all skills in attendance. There will always be a range of distances (15 to 35 miles) with the exact distances dependent on the start location. There is a ride host and maps/cue sheets will be provided.

Saturday and Sunday Morning Ride - These rides start at locations throughout the Michiana area with some locations relatively far from South Bend. The start times are adjusted based on the likely weather (later in the spring and fall / earlier in the summer). These rides include longer distance options (60+ miles). If the weather is decent there will almost always be groups riding the longer distances at a faster pace (17+ average). During the prime riding season (May-September) there will usually be riders riding a variety of distances and speeds. There is no ride host for these rides so you should print and bring your own map.

Use the Rider Signup Sheet to log and submit miles for a ride.