MBA News

Packet Stuffing

Posted on July 14, 2014

Packet stuffing for Amishland and Lakes will be at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29th at the German Township Hall. We need 20 or more volunteers to help with this task. It will take about an hour and a half to stuff the packets. We will have pizza for the volunteers afterwards. The German Township Hall is north of the fire station on the west side of Portage Road between Brick and Auten.

Amishland and Lakes

Posted on June 19, 2014

Amishland and Lakes (aka ALL) is just 2 weeks away. It takes a significant effort by over 100 volunteers to make ALL happen. The leadership team for this year's ALL has a lot of new (to ALL) people, so your help is going to be especially critical this year.

Membership dues only pay for about 15% of the clubs annual budget. The rest of the budget is funded from the profit we make on Amishland. Those profits also enable the club to support cycling in our community, in our state, in the Midwest and nationally.

As a thank you for volunteering you get to ride Amishland for free, you get a free Amishland t-shirt and you are invited to a volunteer thank-you party in the fall.

Bonnie Yoder is the volunteer coordinator for Amishland. Please contact Bonnie and volunteer to help with this year's ride. E-mail her at:

When you volunteer be sure to complete (and mail to the Amishland PO Box) a paper registration form (write vounteer on the top) so that you will get the proper size t-shirt and so there will be a rider package for you at registration.

Bloom and Zoom

Posted on July 18, 2014

Bloom ans Zoom

The 2014 Bloom and Zoom bike ride takes place on Saturday, August 16, 2014. All routes start at City Center Park in downtown Elkhart. All routes will pass by quilt gardens and murals. More info at

June-July Race Play Michiana

Posted on June 11, 2014


We have been e-mailing Race Play Michiana to the membership, but the June-July issue is so full of great content and photos it is too large to e-mail. There is an article in this issue about Amishland and Lakes. You may view the PDF here.

Leisure Rides

Posted on May 9, 2014

We will have leisure rides on Mondays at 6:00 pm again this year starting on June 2nd. The ride start will be at Pinhook Park each week. Leisure rides are perfect for new riders, families and anyone who wants ride at slower pace with a group that stays together. The leisure ride takes advantage of access to the bike paths along the river and on the Notre Dame campus. Anyone is welcome to ride with the MBA - you do not need to be a member.

Classified Ad Feature

Posted on Apriil 7, 2014


We are going to do a trial run of a classified ad feature on the web site. This service will only be available to club members. All items must be bicycle related. You may post a picture with your ad. Submit your ad to

There is a new link in the menu bar to navigate to the classified ad page.

2013 MBA Video

Posted on March 15, 2014

If you missed the Banquet or would just like to see the 2013 MBA Video again it is now available on Vimeo. The password is: granger