ride blog

We have always had changes to the map inventory due to corrections, road issues and route changes. With the introduction of Ride with GPS maps and GPS data for every MBA route (over 250 routes) we will have even more change. To provide documentation and communication of these changes we are introducing the "ride blog". The ride blog will be a reverse chronological order inventory of every change to the maps or Ride with GPS catalog.

Prairie View - Tuesday / Weekend

Posted on June 29, 2017

The Prairie View Tuesday / weekend map and cue sheet were modified routes to adjust the stated mileages to match the actual distances, to eliminate a dirt road (22 mile) and to breakup a long straight stretch on the 41 mile route. The map, cue sheet and Ride with GPS have been modified. Garmin users should re-download these routes. Phone users do not need to take any action.

Bonneyville - Tuesday / Weekend

Posted on June 29, 2017

The Bonneyville - Tuesday / Weekend map, cue sheet and Ride with GPS were updated to correct the distance on the 39 mile route. It is now 43 miles. The map, cue sheet and Ride with GPS have been modified. Garmin users should re-download these routes. Phone users do not need to take any action.

Lakeville - Weekend

Posted on May 10, 2017

The Lakeville weekend routes were modified to eliminate a section of gravel on 1st Street between Kenilworth and King in north Marshall County. This change impacts all Lakeville routes. The map, cue sheet and Ride with GPS have been modified. Garmin users should re-download these routes. Phone users do not need to take any action.

Wakarusa - Weekend

Posted on May 8, 2017

A short section of the route (Beech between 2B / 56 and US Route 6) was found to be gravel when we started from Wakarusa on April 23rd. This impacts the former 30, 40, 50 and 60 mile options. The detour add a few miles to each of these routes so we also have new distances for the 30 and up routes. The map, cue sheet and Ride with GPS have been modified to bypass this gravel section. Garmin users should re-download these routes. Phone users do not need to take any action.

Bertrand Township - Wednesday

Posted on April 13, 2017

The routes on this ride were backwards in Ride with GPS and the 35 mile route was missing. No changes to the map or cue sheet. Garmin users should re-download these routes. Phone users do not need to take any action.

Hay - Wednesday

Posted on April 5, 2017

This ride has had a number of changes in the past few years due to the US 31 road construction and there were a few discrepancies between the advertised and actual miles. This update tweaks the routes slightly to give us evenly spaced distance options. The former 16 mile route is now 15 and the former 32 mile route is now 33. The map and cue sheet have been changed and need to be reprinted. To be safe Garmin should re-download any of these routes. Phone users do not need to take any action.

Moran - Weekend 35

Posted on March 21, 2017

Moran 35

This change is to the 35 mile weekend Moran map. Google (and our map) show a non-existent Co Rd 42 between Co Rd 11 and Co Rd 13. The cue sheet was previously corrected. We do not have the source for the map, so there is a note on the map to see the cue sheet. Ride with GPS was also wrong and has been corrected. This error only affected the 35 mile route. Garmin users will need to download the correct 35 mile route. Phone users do not need to take any action.









Warren - Wednesday

Posted on February 12, 2017

All of the Warren Wednesday routes (22, 26, 31, 36) except the 17 were reversed in RwGPS. This error has been corrected. Garmin users will need to download the routes. Phone users do not need to take any action.

Northpoint - Weekend

Posted on January 30, 2017

A map for a weekend start from Northpoint has been added. The routes are the same as for the Martin's start. Ride with GPS routes have also been created which match the new Northpoint map.

Hay - Wednesday

Posted on October 20, 2016

The Johnson Road overpass over new US 31 has been completed. The maps and cue sheet have been updated to return the route to Johnson Road from the Jackson Road detour. RwGPS has not been updated yet because Google Maps does not yet reflect the new overpass.

Prairie View - Weekend

Posted on September 26, 2016

Mill Creek

There was a RwGPS track error near Mill Creek on the 48 and 55 mile routes. No changes to the map or cue sheet. Garmin users will need to download the routes. Phone users do not need to take any action.







Prairie View - Weekend

Posted on September 13, 2016

When we fixed a cue sheet error on August 9th we accidently included an on old version of the map. The map has been corrected. No changes to the cue sheet or RwGPS.

Edwardsburg - Wednesday

Posted on August 10, 2016

All five routes were backwards. They were counter-clockwise and they should have been clockwise. The 15, 17, 25, 28 and 34 mile routes were corrected. Garmin users will need to download the routes. Phone users do not need to take any action.

Prairie View - Weekend

Posted on August 9, 2016

The 48 mile RwGPS route was missing, There was a road name error (L 250N should have been L 250E) on the cue sheet for the 40, 48 and 55 miles routes. Garmin users will need to download the 48 mile route. Phone users do not need to take any action.

Dowagiac Weekend / Tuesday

Posted on July 10, 2016

There was small error in the 41 mile RwGPS route at mile 22 - should have turned left at 39th instead of continuing on to 40th. The route still worked but it did not match the cue sheet. Garmin users need to re-download the route. Phone users do not need to take any action.

Operator Error

Posted on July 8, 2016

On July 8th about half the route catalog was accidently deleted from RwGPS. Fortunately RwGPS had recently implemented a backup feature and we had a recent backup. The restore process however was labor intensive and took way longer than the accidental deletion. If you notice any errors (most likely to be a missing distance for a particular ride start) please let us know.

Edwardsburg North - Weekend

Posted on July 5, 2016

This ride was redone back in 2015. The 43 mile RwGPS map was missed in this redo. There is a new RwGPS map and new GPS data for the 43 mile route. Garmin users need to re-download the route. Phone users do not need to take any action.

Pinhook - Weekend

Posted on June 22, 2016

The longer routes (44 miles and above) have been modified significantly to avoid road work on Olive Branch and Buffalo roads. There is a new map/cue sheet and new RwGPS maps and GPS data for the 44, 50 and 62 mile routes.

Jackson - Tuesday

Posted on June 22, 2016

The start of the Jackson routes have been changed because of road change due to continuing new US-31 construction. There is a new map/cue sheet and new RwGPS maps and GPS data for all routes.

Bertrand Township - Wednesday

Posted on June 1, 2016

Due to summer 2016 road construction alternate routes for the Bertrand Township Hall start have been created. There is a new map/cue sheet and new RwGPS maps and GPS data for 18, 22, 27 and 33 mile routes. The map is titled Bertrand Township (Alternate).

Moran - Tuesday

Posted on June 1, 2016

The RwGPS maps and GPS data for all routes were corrected (all of the routes were reversed). No change to the map or cue sheet. Garmin users need to re-download the routes. Phone users do not need to take any action.

Horizon - Wednesday

Posted on May 20, 2016

An error in the 13 mile RwGPS routes was corrected. No change to the map or cue sheet. Garmin users need to re-download the route. Phone users do not need to take any action.

Knollwood - Wednesday

Posted on May 20, 2016

Several errors in the 27 and 36 mile RwGPS routes were corrected. No change to the map or cue sheet. Garmin users need to re-download the routes. Phone users do not need to take any action.

Baldwin Prairie

Posted on May 3, 2016

The cue sheet was corrected. No change to the map or RwGPS.

Buchanan North and West

Posted on May 3, 2016

Buchanan North: This is a new map with some significant changes though it keeps the basics. The 65 mile route has been eliminated (no one has done in the last year plus). Both the map and RwGPS have been updated.

Buchanan West: All routes changed to avoid Gardner (it is gravel now and it supposed to be chip and sealed this summer). Some distances also have changed. Both the map and the RwGPS routes have been updated.

Sumnerville Northwest

Posted on May 3, 2016

The Sumnerville Northwest map has been updated to correct the cue sheet. The previous map had an old version of the cue sheet. There is no change to RwGPS.

Cassopolis to Farmhouse Breakfast Ride

Posted on May 1, 2016

The Farmhouse restaurant has moved to the Bullseye Marketplace (1/4 mile north of the Farmhouse on White Temple.

Clay Weekend Map and RwGPS

Posted on April 17, 2016

The Clay weekend map and RwGPS have been updated. The map has been replaced with a new DeLorme based map that is more readable. The routes for all distances have been changed to use Dylan instead of Mayflower to go north from Brick. The distance for the 41 mile route has been corrected to 43 miles.

Osolo North RwGPS

Posted on April 17, 2016

There was an error in the RwGPS routing on the 30, 44 and 60 mile routes where RwGPS had a right turn on to Mason at about 6.75 miles into the ride and the correct route was to continue straight on Cassopolis. This has been corrected. Garmin users need to re-download the route. Phone users do not need to take any action.

Moran Tuesday Map and RwGPS

Posted on March 30, 2016

An error on the Moran Tuesday 35 mile route has been corrected. There was an attempt to use 42 between 11 and 13, but the road does not exist (although it does show on Google). The route has been updated to go east on 40 instead of 42. This reduced the mileage for the 35 mile option to 33 miles. RwGPS was also updated.

Ferretti-Baugo Kick-Off Ride RwGPS

Posted on March 17, 2016

RwGPS maps for the kick-off ride starting from Ferretti-Baugo County Park were added. Ferretti-Baugo-36 / Ferretti-Baugo-30 / Ferretti-Baugo-24 / Ferretti-Baugo-17 / Ferretti-Baugo-11

Martin's Tuesday Ride Map

Posted on March 8, 2016

The map for the Tuesday ride starting from Martins on 23 in Granger was modified to eliminate riding on Adams road. The new map has a north-south flavor with the 50 mile route going all the way to Dowagiac (with the opportunity to have brunch at Mr Wahoo's). Here is the map.

Ferretti-Baugo Kick-Off Ride Maps

Posted on February 17, 2016

A map for the kick-off ride starting from Ferretti-Baugo County Park was added. The map includes 11, 17, 24, 30 and 36 mile options. Here is the map.