MBA News


Start of Riding Season - 🙏🙏🙏

Posted on March 8, 2019

It is already meteorological spring and the equinox is coming up in a couple weeks. More to the point, daylight savings time starts March 10 and with that our schedule of Wednesday evening rides. First up is Grissom School on March 13. Of course, winter is not going to leave without a fight so we’ll have to see if the weather cooperates. In any case, it’s time to give your bike its spring service and get ready to ride! The SWAP Meet on Sunday, March 24 is a good opportunity as are our local bike shops to improve your bike and kit.

Please note: we are moving the kickoff ride to May 5. We’re hoping that will give us better weather and encourage more people to join us for a good ride, camaraderie, and scrumptious eats. Once again, we’ll start from Ferrettie Baugo County Park on Ash Rd, which has very nice facilities.

Guests are welcome at all our rides! Join or renew online

We still need volunteers for the SWAP meet (see below for more information)

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Swap Meet Sun Mar 24, 2019

Posted on February 14, 2019

The 2019 NIMBA/MBA Bicycle Swap Meet will be Sunday, March 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The location will again be the Red Barn at St. Patrick’s County Park. Snack Bar available from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This annual event is sponsored by the Michiana Bicycle Association (MBA) and the Northern Indiana Mountain Bike Association (NIMBA). There is no charge for buyers or sellers.

Red Barn

Sellers

Anyone is welcome to bring bicycle related items to sell. Sellers should arrive between 10:45 and 11:30 to setup. First-come first-serve for table space. We do not allow selling in the parking lot or in front of the building.

Buyers

We will be open for buyers from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Volunteers

We need a small number of volunteers to help with the swap meet on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Volunteers are needed to fill slots (varying from ~1 to ~3 hours). First slots start at 10:00 a.m. with latest slots ending at 3:00 p.m.

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Job Time Comment
Set-Up 10:00—10:45a.m. This job is to setup tables in the red barn.
Greeter / Parking 10:15-11:30a.m. Post yourself at the door to only let MBA and NIMBA members in so they can set-up. Doors may be opened early by MBA/NIMBA officer
11:30a.m.-12:30p.m. This job is to direct / assist buyers find parking either in the barn’s parking lot or in the overflow parking in the grass to the north of the paved/gravel lot. We also want to prevent sellers from setting up in the parking lot or in front of the building.
MBA Booth 10:45a.m.—2:15p.m. Setup and staff the MBA Booth
Staff Snack Bar 10:45a.m.—2:00p.m. Purchase/pull from inventory, setup, and sell coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and other snacks
Greeter / Parking 12:30—2:00p.m. Help drivers find parking spots in the parking lot or in the grass area north of the paved/gravel lot.
Tear Down / Cleanup 2:00—3:00p.m. This job is to fold up and return all the tables to the storage area and cleanup

Join or renew your 2019 membership

Posted on December 9, 2018

Come ride with us

Sign up now to be a member of Michiana Bicycle Association(MBA). MBA has multiple rides per week starting at a variety of locations with routes of different lengths utilizing the great riding opportunities in Michiana.

Membership is $25 per year per household.
A household is defined as living at the same address.
If you are 70 or older membership is free when you sign-up using the online or PDF form.f

Join or renew and pay online

Or use the PDF form and mail it and your dues to:

Michiana Bicycle Association
PO Box 182
Granger, IN 46530

Join the Michiana Bicycle Association for more enjoyable cycling, improving your fitness, having fun, and supporting local bicycling.

Want to know more? Check out membership, rides, bike shops, and links to local and regional paid rides, other bike clubs, and bicycle advocacy organizations. .

We welcome guest to our club rides. The MBA is also a great way to volunteer to support bicycling in the Michiana area.

Have a question? Email: info@mbabike.com


2019 MBA board meeting schedule

Posted February 16, 2019

Where: Old National Bank, 7030 Heritage Square Dr, Granger, IN 46530
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Dates: Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 Rescheduled to Sun Mar 3 Loc: Old National Bank, 1233 N Eddy St, Unit 101, South Bend, IN 46617
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019
Sunday, Sep 22, 2019

All MBA members are welcome to attend MBA board meetings.

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