MBA News


Amishland Volunteer Sign-up

Posted on April 9, 2015

Volunteer

Amishland and Lakes (aka ALL) is less than 2 weeks away. We still have many volunteer spots to fill. Please help.

It takes a significant effort by over 100 volunteers to make ALL happen. We need the assistance of the entire club membership to fill over 200 volunteer slots.

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

We will be using an on-line volunteer system this year (no more red book). The on-line system will allow you to look through all of the volunteer slots at your convenience and find the best spots for you. Please be sure to enter your t-shirt size.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

To encourage volunteers to sign-up and to recognize those who do we are making some changes to our volunteer rewards.

1) If you volunteer 3 hours or more you get an Amishland T-shirt

2) If you volunteer 6 hours or more you get free Amishland Registration

3) If you volunteer 18 hours or more you get 4 free Amishland meals

4) All volunteers who work 3 or more hours will be entered in a drawing for 3 gift cards ($100, $50 and $25)

5) All volunteers will be invited to a volunteer recognition party in October

Bonnie Yoder is the volunteer coordinator for Amishland again this year. Contact Bonnie if you have any questions about volunteering. E-mail her at: marbonyod@att.net

If you earn free Amishland Registration and are going to ride Amishland you will also need to complete a Volunteer Registration / Waiver form. Mail in the form or hand it to Bonnie Yoder or Dick Kuehl. The volunteer registration form is here.

You may order a Jersey, Shorts or a Cap at our Pactimo Team Store. The password is amishland.

Berrien County Roads

Posted on July 26, 2015

Membership

It is the season for chip and seal and many Berrien County Roads have had gravel spread on them making them challenging to ride on. For the time being we are not changing routes, but be aware that you may need to navigate around some of these areas.

The following have been affected or are scheduled for work: Buchanan, Niles, Three Oaks area, Buffalo Rd from Bakertown east to bottom of hill, from Boyle Lake to Sage, and from Nye to Rickermann, Olive Branch from Reed to Boyle Lake, Gardner from Elm Valley to Wagner, Flynn from Kruger to Elm Valley and Harbert to Sawyer, Snow from Spitzke to Hills, Weaver north and south of US-12 and Bond from Bell to Fort.

There are also a large number of roads northeast of Berrien Springs, notably: Tabor from Hillandale to Evans and Evans from Hipps Hollow to Pipestone

For a large map showing the plans for 2015 click the map.

Ride with GPS

Posted on July 15, 2015

Ride with GPS

Ride with GPS has created a new club account feature. It allows us to have an MBA page on RwGPS and allows all MBA members to use premium RwGPS features on all MBA routes - for free. The MBA has signed up for this feature. We are in the process of adding all MBA routes to RwGPS. If you would like to help beta test the Club Account and the newly entered routes click the button below to sign up.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot


Where we Live

Posted on July 17, 2015

Geo

Click on the map tp see where MBA members reside. There are three member locations that are not on the map, Sagatuck, MI and and two locations in Florida.






Leisure Ride

Posted on May 5, 2015

This year the Leisure Ride season will be extended to include May on the front end and September on the back end. As in previous years the leisure rides will be on Mondays at 6:00 pm, always starting from Pinhook. 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. The ride will be 11-12 miles at about 10 mph. You do not need to be a member of the MBA to participate in the Leisure Ride (or any other MBA ride).

4-day Ride

Posted on June 18, 2015

The 4-day ride to Galena, IL September 3rd to September 6th is a go. There is some information about Galena and photos from the 2012 ride on the 4-day ride page. If you are interested in going please sign up below. You should also make your hotel reservation in Galena (see info sheet below).

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

Download information / registration sheet here.

Volunteers

Posted on May 5, 2015

We need volunteers to lead the Leisure Rides.

Click below to sign-up to lead one or more Leisure Rides.

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